EASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/23/2009
NEWS and NOTES
On Thursday’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, John Cannon and Joe Cowart welcomed wrestling legend ‘Russian Bear’ Ivan Koloff, who discussed paying dues in the territories, mixing it up with Bruno Sammartino, wrestling old favorites such as Mike Jackson and the Mulkeys. He also told stories about Monday nights at the Bell Auditorium in
The lineup for tonight’s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from World Wrestling Entertainment, is as follows: Shelton Benjamin versus the Undertaker; Chavo Guerrero, Jr. versus the Great Khali; Michelle McCool & Natalya versus the Bella Twins; Matt Hardy versus Edge; John Morrison & the Miz versus Carlito & Primo Colon; and Triple H versus Vladimir Kozlov & the Big Show in a handicap match.
Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: February 21, at the
WWE has announced the following events: February 19, SmackDown at Plazas De Toros La Luz in Leon, MX; March 9, RAW/ECW at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL; and March 16, RAW/ECW at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.
WWE has cancelled the event that was to be held in
According to Jim Ross’ blog, WWE will be returning to taping SmackDown on a weekly basis, working the same events as the ECW crew, after WrestleMania. The new program for WGN America, called WWE Superstars, will be taped on Mondays prior to the live RAW broadcasts.
Total Nonstop Action results from the house show at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, UK, on January 22: Alex Shelley over Eric Young, Jay Lethal, and Consequences Creed in a four-way to retain the TNA X Division Title; Abyss over Sheik Abdul Bashir; Taylor Wilde & ODB over the Beautiful People; Brutus Magnus over Matt Morgan, with interference by Abyss; Team 3D over Beer Money in a street fight; Samoa Joe over Doug Williams; and Jeff Jarrett & A.J. Styles over Kurt Angle & Scott Steiner.
Tickets for the following TNA events go on sale Saturday: March 13, at the
Ring of Honor has added two matches to their event in
Alternative Pro Wrestling returns to
APW’s next big show is "Friday the 13th" on February 13.
Action Packed Wrestling will be at the APW Arena in
Division One Pro Wrestling will be at the
Pro Wrestling Eklipse will be at the Jo Bob’s Gym in
Showtime All-Star Wrestling will be at the SAW Mill in
The Southern Wrestling Federation will be at the SWF Arena in
The United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Birthdays: Leilani Kai (1960) and Nigel McGuinness (1976 or 1978).
Today In Memoriam: Bobby Bruns (68, 1983).
Great Championship Wrestling results from January 22 at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in
For more on the Prime Time situation and its recent announcement they would be seeking a new venue, click here.
Rampage Pro Wrestling was in
World Independent Wrestling was in
WIW will be at the
Phatlip MMA was in
The next Phat Lip event will be at the
Dirty South Pro Wrestling was in
DSPW will be at the
Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Community Center in
Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the USA Flea Market in Port Richey, FL, on January 31. Entrance is free with admission to the flea market. Matches to be announced.
American Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in
All-Star Wrestling will be at the
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.
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JANUARY 23, 1950 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Celia Blevins defeated Lillian Ellison > Nick Carter defeated Tom Mahoney by disqualification > Jim Coffield defeated Johnny Long (2-1)
JANUARY 23, 1956 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack O’Brien defeated Bob Clay (2-0) > Roger Mackay defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification > Roger Mackay & Jackie Nichols defeated Freddie & Billy Blassie
JANUARY 23, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Miller versus Farmer Powell > Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle versus Mitsu Arakawa & Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JANUARY 23, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Sebastian defeated Jack Vansky > Rito & Tito Carreon defeated Jean & Paul Gaullois > Southern Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Jerry Miller & Bobby Christy / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre on December 1, 1961, in Atlanta.
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JANUARY 23, 1965 (SATURDAY) –
JANUARY 23, 1966 (SUNDAY) –
JANUARY 23, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker defeated Jack Vansky > The Gauchos defeated Enrique & Alberto Torres > The Kentuckian defeated Butcher Vachon
JANUARY 23, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Wolff defeated Bill Kane > Midget Match: Bobo Johnson defeated Billy the Kid > Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt defeated Bob Nandor & El Mongol > One-Night Tournament: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji; the Assassins defeated Torres Brothers; Assassins defeated Yokuchi & Fuji to win tournament > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Doug Gilbert* and Nick Bockwinkel wrestled to a draw / Notes: Doug Gilbert had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Paul DeMarco on November 28, 1969, in Atlanta. Homer O’Dell managed Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt. It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $1,000.
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JANUARY 23, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Krusher Karlson versus the Champ > Pedro Godoy defeated Bobby Starr > Wayne Cowan & Juan Caruso versus Jesse James & Kubla Khan > Oki Shikina versus the Avenger > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner and Ted Oates & Tommy Seigler wrestled to a draw > Dick Steinborn defeated Guillotine Gordon > Ray Candy & Bearcat Wilkerson defeated the Hollywood Blonds > No DQ Match: El Mongol defeated Ox Baker > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Assassin #2* versus Rock Hunter ruled a no contest / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. The program for this card is the first we have where Ann Gunkel has her own column, and she is billed as Mrs. Ray Gunkel, and also signs off that way. The staff credits have changed since the last mention, with Tim Geohagen now being referenced as Timekeeper. Sponsors listed are Sears, Rich’s, Jim Salle’s, Trust Company of Georgia, Ellner News Stand, and Mother’s on the Strip. It also mentions that “All-South Championship Wrestling” can now be seen Saturdays on WTCG Channel 17 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
JANUARY 23, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Susan Green defeated Peggy Patterson > Jack Evans defeated Pedro Columbo > Bob Armstrong & Koa Tiki defeated Tank Morgan & Hiro Matsuda by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Eddie & Mike Graham* defeated Sputnik & Rocket Monroe
JANUARY 23, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skip Young defeated Otto Von Heller > Les Thornton and Jay Strongbow wrestled to a draw > Stan Stasiak defeated Jay Clayton > Bob Armstrong defeated Skandor Akbar > Stan Stasiak defeated Tony Charles > Moondog Mayne and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw > Lumberjack Match: Dick Slater defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Taped Fist Match: Dusty Rhodes versus the Spoiler / Notes: Dusty Rhodes and the Spoiler were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jay Clayton substituted for Emile Dupree in the match with Stan Stasiak. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.
JANUARY 23, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Dalton versus Raymond Rougeau > Pierre Lefebvre versus Intern #1 > Ole Anderson versus Tommy Rich > Ric Flair versus Tony Atlas > Stan Hansen & Abdullah the Butcher versus Pak Song & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
JANUARY 23, 1979 (TUESDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Oliver defeated Chick Donovan > Raymond Rougeau defeated Frank Dusek > Wahoo McDaniel defeated King Kong Mosca > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Ole Anderson & Bugsy McGraw > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Grappler / Notes: Bugsy McGraw substituted for Rick Oliver to team with Ole Anderson in the match with Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #1. The Grappler substituted for the Masked Superstar in the match with Mr. Wrestling #2. The advertised match between Mr. Wrestling #2 and the Masked Superstar was for the Georgia Heavyweight Title in a no DQ match, however the Masked Superstar was unable to make the match due to inclement weather. Oliver had also been unable to make the trip due to weather.
JANUARY 23, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated the French Angel > Jimmy Garvin and Kevin Sullivan wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong defeated Ron Bass by disqualification > Ron Fuller, Leroy Brown & Big Red defeated Ricky Harris, the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Tommy Rich / Notes: Ricky Harris substituted for Buzz Sawyer to team with the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer in the match with Ron Fuller, Leroy Brown & Big Red.
JANUARY 23, 1983 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated Chick Donovan > The Moondogs defeated Tom Prichard & Joe Lightfoot > Paul Ellering defeated Johnny Rich > Ray Candy and the Super Destroyer wrestled to a draw > Bruiser Brody defeated Tito Santana > National Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Orndorff* defeated Ivan Koloff > Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer defeated Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich > Challenge Match ($5,000): Butch Reed defeated Ric Flair / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.
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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