Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 1-27-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/27/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

Tonight’s edition of Dan Masters Live features a blend of wrestling and entertainment news and information, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network. John Saxton, along with Danielle, will be joining Masters on the show.

Monday’s night’s debut of the Sports Buffet, hosted by ‘Chef’ Tim Dix, along with Rich Tate, featured Dave O’Brien, the Braves’ beat writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, who gave some insight into moves that have been made, as well as some possible moves, in preparation for the 2009 season. O’Brien also graced the show with an impersonation of Dusty Rhodes. There was also some Super Bowl analysis and predictions for the matchup between the Steelers and Cardinals, as well as talk on the rest of the local sports scene. The Buffet is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be in Indianapolis, IN, at the Conseco Fieldhouse, tonight.

WWE results from the RAW broadcast at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH, on January 26: Randy Orton threatened to sue WWE and the McMahon family if they could not overlook last week’s attack on Vince McMahon, since they know he suffers from “Intermittent Explosive Disorder”, but managed to read an apology prepared by his “lawyer”, who along with his “doctor” stood beside him as he spoke – he promised that if he was fired, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, Jr., would leave with him; John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Kofi Kingston over Kane in a qualifying match for the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out; Mickey Rourke is seen challenging Chris Jericho at WrestleMania, to which Jericho says it’s one thing to portray a wrestler in a movie, but entirely different doing the real thing; John Cena over Shawn Michaels in an Elimination Chamber qualifier, when JBL accidentally got involved; Stephane McMahon promises repercussions for Orton later on the show; Beth Phoenix & Jillian over Melina & Kelly Kelly, with an assist from Rosa Mendez; Rey Mysterio, Jr., over William Regal in another qualifier for the Chamber; Phoenix tells Santino Marella that Mendez is a keeper; Chris Jericho over CM Punk in another Chamber qualifying match; Stephanie called out Orton, who came out with his doctor, two lawyers, Rhodes, and DiBiase – Orton reiterated his comments from earlier, and his “lawyer” also spoke; as Orton got in her face trying to intimidate her, the locker room emptied and Orton turned to address them, saying he would take them all down of he is fired, then turned to Stephanie and begged her to fire him – nose-to-nose, Stephanie said firing him would be too easy, and that they had bigger plans; Shane McMahon came out, rolled up his sleeves, entered the ring, and got into a staredown with Orton – Orton, Rhodes, and DiBiase began to back away, but Shane jumped Orton, only to end up battling all three men; while Shane and Rhodes battled, DiBiase tried to carry Orton to the back, but Shane gave chase and caught him, leading to several who had left the locker room getting involved to try and stop it, as the show ended.

The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, is as follows: Teddy Long breaks interesting news on Matt Hardy; Jack Swagger has his WWE ECW Title belt stolen and begins a search; Ricky Ortiz versus the Boogeyman; Paul Burchill versus Finlay; and Mark Henry versus Tommy Dreamer. Click here for spoilers.

The final overall rating for Friday’s edition of WWE’s SmackDown was 2.2.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight.

Click here for spoilers from Monday’s tapings, to be broadcast on Spike TV on January 29.

American Combat Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight.

The United Wrestling Association will be at the Seymour Hardware & Building Supply in Seymour, TN, tonight.

The following information in regard to birthdays and memoriams has been compiled from various sources. In the event you can let us know of any omissions or corrections, please email to contributions@georgiawrestlinghistory.com.

Today’s Birthdays: Red Bastein (1931).

Today In Memoriam: Andre the Giant (46, 1993) and Herb Calvert (45, 2002).

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.

Global Championship Wrestling was in Palmerdale, AL, on January 24. Results: Johnny Slaughter defeated Amos Moses. Antonio Garza defeated Joey Lightning. Sgt. Hammer defeated the Dynamo. Orion Bishop defeated Muddbone. Genni Right defeated "Island Girl" Tracy Taylor. Theodore Tutwiler III & J.P. Magnum defeated Kid USA & Adam Jacobs. Scotty Blaze defeated Mike Taylor to retain the GCW championship.

Savannah Valley Wrestling, now known as AWA-Georgia, was in Danielsville, GA, on January 24. Results: Brian Lawler defeated Enigma & Kid Cassanova in a triple threat match. Team DC won a tag gauntlet which featured Old School, Shane Bell & Nick Halen, Kevin Blue & Chris Spectra, and Hate City. James Boulevard defeated J.D. Jackson. For the Reaction championship, Ballenger defeated Talon Williams to retain. Jason Blackman defeated Darkside.

SVW will be at the Graybell Auction in Danielsville, GA, on February 7. Advertised: James BLVD defends the SVW championship against Jason Blackman. Tickets are $10. Kids under 13 get in for free. Bell time is at 7:30.

Culture Shock Wrestling was in Mossy Head, FL, on January 24. Results: "Mr. USA" T.A. Jones defeated Mike Metal by DQ. Pure Dynamite defeated J.T. Angel & Extreme G. "Scarface" Terry Ryker defeated Milo. The Confederate Kid defeated "the Human Wrecking Machine" Dunham. "The Chocolate Boy Wonder" Marcus Gibbs defeated Mr. Dark Personality to become the new US champion. "The Golden One" Aaron Idol defeated "Mr. Syndicated Saturday Night" "BTY" Colby Godwin. "Dirty" Dick Dunn, Jr., was the special guest referee. "Supernerd" Lane Smart defeated David Prime, "Afroman" Bruce Marshall, Victor Cru, "Mr. Violence" Jon Ryker, and DJ Durst in a 6-man fans bring the weapons elimination match to become the new CSW champion.

CSW will be back at the Community Center in Mossy Head, FL, on February 28. Matches to be announced. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00.

The Alabama Wrestling Federation was in Lucedale, MS, on January 24. Results: "The Feature" Carlos D’Angelo defeated J.D. Scoundrel. Nathan Crown defeated Xion. The Mountain Man defeated Randy Riggins & Mr. Jimmy King. Wade Garrett defeated B.J. Sullivan. Cameron McCallister, Rory McCallister & "Road Dogg" B.G. James defeated Doink the Clown, General Payne & 2 Quik.

Great Championship Wrestling presents "Uphill Battle" on January 29 at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL. Advertised: J-Rod defends the GCW Heavyweight Title against Orion Bishop (with Wicked Nemesis), Joey Lightning & Kareem Abdul Jamar (with John Bogie) vs. Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks with Quentin Michaels Esq.), the Butcher (with Princeton Gainey) vs. Scotty Beach, and the Southside Trash (with J.P. Money) and Frankie Valentine will also be in action. Bell time is 7:30pm. For reserved seats, call 334-664-1780.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on February 1. Advertised: In the semi-finals of the tag tournament, Sal Rinauro & Ninjas vs. Chip Day & Shaun Banks. For the rights to Hot Like Lava, Cru Jones vs. Micah Taylor. For the cruiserweight championship, Frankie Valentine defends vs. Colt Derringer. Dr. Johnny Gayton returns. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 4:00. For more information, call (478) 329-8002.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, on February 7 for a television taping featuring Shadow Jackson & Mikal Judas vs. Jeremy Vain & Mr. Rob Adonis; New NWA National Champion Phil Shatter (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey) will be in attendance to celebrate his victory; NWA Anarchy Tag Title bout as ordered by Jerry Palmer: Champions New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters) vs. Talent & Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III); For the Young Lion’s Title: Champion Azrael (with The Reverend) vs. Billy Buck; Shaun Tempers & Truitt Fields vs. The Technicians (Tyler Smith & Bobby Moore); Ace Rockwell vs. Brodie Chase; Alan Funk vs. "Kool" Seth Delay; Young Lion’s Division Rematch: Adrian Hawkins vs. Malachi; Hollywood Brunettes (Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander) vs. Jeff Lewis & Mike Mosley; Also appearing will be "Butcher of Pyongyang" Kimo, Caleb Konley, "Merciless" Don Matthews, Bo Newsome, Skirra Corvus (???), and NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer. Bell time is 8pm. For ticket info, call 706-476-2017.

NWA Charlotte has released a preliminary lineup for "Thorns & Roses" on February 14 at the NWA Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. Advertised at this point: NWA Women’s World Championship Match: Champion MsChif vs. Awesome Kong; In a No DQ rematch for the NWA Charlotte Legends Title: Champion Ivan Koloff (with Nikita Koloff) vs. The Barbarian (with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey); "The Insane Lumberjack" Timber debuts in a showdown with NWA National Champion Phi Shatter, Mikal Judas, Ryan O’Reilly and Truitt Fields; Also appearing will be Team Ego, Man Scout, Zack Salvation, Malachi, Caleb Conley and Josh Magnum. Pre-show Countdown begins at 7:30. Bell time is 8pm. For further information, contact 704-940-5724.

DISCLAIMER: GWH is not liable for any card changes, cancellations, etc. We can only report what is reported to us. As always, we suggest you check with the promotion within 24 hours to verify information posted here.

NOSTALGIA

JANUARY 27, 1905 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Greco-Roman Match: M.J. Dwyer defeated Charles Leonhardt

JANUARY 27, 1921 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Nick Daviscourt defeated Hassen the Turk at 57:24 (2-0)

JANUARY 27, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Abe Kaplan and Vanka Zelezniak wrestled to a draw > Paul Harper defeated Nick Velcoff / Notes: Vanka Zelezniak substituted for Hans Steinke in the match with Abe Kaplan. It was reported that Steinke’s daughter was seriously ill.

JANUARY 27, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Boxing Match: Dink Almand versus Lefty Little > John Mauldin versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 27, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Jerry Meeker defeated Tuffy Cleet > Mike Nazarian defeated Lee Meyers

JANUARY 27, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Montana versus Bob Anderson > Benny Cohen versus Son Almand > Sammy Miller versus the Red Devil > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.

JANUARY 27, 1945 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Son Almand defeated Joe Estes > Jack Dillon and Jack Kelly wrestled to a draw > Jack Wentworth defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification > Ben Bennicasa defeated Ralph Garibaldi > Babe Zaharias defeated Al Massey

JANUARY 27, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > George Schnabel versus the Green Hornet > Bob Shipp versus Red Dugan > Joe Estes versus Joe Harben / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 27, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Mackay defeated Paul DeGaulle by disqualification > Roger Mackay & Chief Big Heart defeated Paul DeGaulle & Billy Blassie > Jack O’Brien defeated Red McIntyre > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Jackie Nichols / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Red McIntyre on November 25, 1955, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 27, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dickie Gunkel & Bibber McCoy versus Boris & Nicoli Volkoff ruled a no contest (1-1) > Texas Death Match: the Mighty Yankee defeated Jackie Nichols / Notes: Dickie Gunkel was being billed as Ray Gunkel’s brother.

JANUARY 27, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GACOLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Vince Bryant versus Count Alberto > Freddie Blassie defeated Chief Little Eagle by disqualification > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Rita Cortez / Notes: Vince Bryant and Count Alberto were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964.

JANUARY 27, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Red Dugan wrestled to a draw > Gypsy Joe defeated Tiny Evans > Ray Gunkel, Bill Dromo & Tiny Evans defeated Danny Miller, Red Dugan & Gypsy Joe > Skull Murphy defeated Chief Little Eagle by disqualification

JANUARY 27, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George & Crybaby Harris versus Greg Peterson & Joe Scarpa > Bill Dromo versus Silento Rodriguez > Billy Hines versus Red Roberts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 27, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Red Roberts > Bill Dromo defeated Jack Daniels by disqualification > El Mongol defeated Dick Murdoch > Nick Kozak & Bobby Hart and Lars & Gene Anderson wrestled to a draw > Lou Thesz defeated Krusher Kowalski > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Fuller* defeated Louie Tillet > Enrique Torres defeated Butcher Vachon / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Buddy Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on May 28, 1965, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 27, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol defeated Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling > Alberto Torres defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Dr. M (2) defeated Johnny Walker / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Dr. M. It was announced that the suspension of El Mongol had been partially lifted, assuming Crawford could produce both Mongol and Dr. M at the same time, as Paul Jones was convinced they were the same person. Jones said that if Crawford could not put both men in the ring at the same time, Crawford, too, would face suspension. He was not satisfied simply with both men being in separate matches, and insisted that both men participate in the same match on February 2, 1968.

JANUARY 27, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Spoiler defeated Fuji > El Mongol defeated Chati Yokuchi > Les Wolff and Bill Kane wrestled to a draw > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to how the Assassins came to be recognized as Southeastern Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Bob Eisenburg & Bob Morrow defeating Luke Graham & Al Galento to win the title on December 25, 1963, in Columbus.

JANUARY 27, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Bearcat Wilkerson defeated Bill Bowman > Juan Caruso versus Ted Oates > Ray Candy versus Joe Turner / Notes: Aside from the match between Bearcat Wilkerson and Bill Bowman, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

JANUARY 27, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Zodiac defeated Bill Dromo > Eddie Graham defeated Bengali > Norvel Austin defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Johnny Eagle & Tank Morgan / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin.

JANUARY 27, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Tomayo versus Dennis O’Brien > Billy Spears versus Jerry Brisco > Texas Death Match: Ricky Gibson versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson* versus Buddy Colt > Assassin #2 versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter was suspended above the ring in a cage during the match between Mr. Wrestling #2 and Assassin #2. Hunter managed Assassin #2. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt.

JANUARY 27, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles defeated Taru Hayashi > Les Thornton defeated Otto Von Heller > Stan Stasiak defeated Tony Garea > Ken Mantell defeated Skandor Akbar > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Moondog Mayne & Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated the Spoiler* by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart, manager of the Spoiler, was suspended above the ring in a cage during the match between Bob Armstrong.

JANUARY 27, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Zulu defeated Butch Malone > Tommy Rich and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > Raymond Rougeau defeated the Bounty Hunter > Tony Atlas defeated Ox Baker > Rock Hunter defeated Pak Song > No TL / No DQ Match: Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen / Notes: Abdullah the Butcher was handcuffed to the ringpost during the match between Rock Hunter and Pak Song. Hunter managed Abdullah.

JANUARY 27, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Jack Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Jerry Roberts defeated Larry Latham > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Jerry Oates & Ted Allen > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Rick Oliver > Tape: Ox Baker versus Gama Singh / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Raymond Rougeau also appeared on this episode.

JANUARY 27, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis defeated Charlie Fulton > Tony Atlas & Ray Candy defeated the Mongolians > Dick Slater defeated Oki Shikina > Tommy Rich defeated Killer Khan > Bruiser Brody defeated the French Angel > WWF Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Backlund* defeated Toru Tanaka > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* defeated Ole & Lars Anderson > Georgia Television Title Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Austin Idol* to win title > Dusty Rhodes defeated Terry Funk > Shackle Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar / Notes: Oki Shikina substituted for Eddy Mansfield in the match with Dick Slater. The Great Mephisto managed the Mongolians. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan and Toru Tanaka.

JANUARY 27, 1982 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated the French Angel > Jimmy Garvin defeated Ricky Harris > Brad Armstrong & El Gran Apollo defeated Kevin Sullivan & Ken Timbs > Leroy Brown & Big Red defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > Ron Bass defeated Tommy Rich

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.

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