Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 1-20-09

Bill Behrens

Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 1-20-09

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/20/2009

 

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.

The GWHRN is proud to announce that sports fans of Atlanta’s professional teams, as well as the Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs, will soon have a program on the network. Listen to Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, on Wednesday night at 9:00 PM ET for more details.

World Wrestling Entertainment results from the RAW broadcast at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL, on January 19: Randy Orton won a battle royal over Kane, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, and Santino Marella; Beth Phoenix over Kelly Kelly; CM Punk over William Regal to win the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; a contract was signed to have John Cena defend the WWE World Heavyweight Title against JBL at Royal Rumble, ending with JBL and Shawn Michaels going after Cena and leaving him laying in the ring; Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Mike Knox by disqualification; the “fired” Chris Jericho returned and told Stephanie McMachon he was going to plead his case to Vince McMahon later in the show; Cryme Tyme over John Morrison & the Miz; Melina over Jillian; Vince McMahon returned and listened to Jericho, who held nothing back insulting McMahon’s daughter, after which they brought Stephanie out – Vince left it up to Stephanie as to whether Jericho would be “re-hired”, and she made him apologize not only to her but the fans, also, which he reluctantly did on his knees, at which time he was “reinstated”; as Vince and Stephanie shared a hug, Randy Orton came out and demanded an apology from Stephanie for her slapping him in the face earlier, and he told Vince he was more important to the company that her, calling her worthless – Stephanie walked out, and and angry Vince confronted Orton and demanded his own apology for what he has done for Orton and his family, or be fired on the spot – Orton called Vince’s bluff, and was about to be fired, but he attacked McMahon before he could say it, and afterward was in shock over what he had done; EMTs came to the ring to assist McMahon from the ring, while Stephanie looked on in tears, and Orton left.

The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, is as follows: Matt Hardy talks about brother Jeff’s “injuries” from the pryo incident, and is joined by Jack Swagger; Ricky Ortiz versus Adam Evans; Paul Burchill demands a match with D.J. Gabriel, but Teddy Long gives him another opponent; and a four-way match featuring Mark Henry, John Morrison, Finlay, and the Miz. Click here for spoilers.

An updated lineup for WWE’s Royal Rumble PPV, which will be broadcast live from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI, on January 25: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against JBL, with Shawn Michaels in his corner; Beth Phoenix defends the WWE Women’s Title against Melina; Jeff Hardy defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against Edge; Jack Swagger defends the WWE ECW Title against Matt Hardy; and the thirty-man rumble match, with the winner earning a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania, featuring Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, Brian Kendrick, John Morrison, Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, Jr., Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, Dolph Ziggler, Vladimir Kozlov, Shad, Carlito, Finlay, Kane, CM Punk, JTG, Triple H, the Big Show, R-Truth, the Undertaker, the Miz, and six more more to be announced.

WWE has announced that the RAW/ECW crew will be at the City Bank Coliseum in Lubbock, TX, on March 14.

Total Nonstop Action will be at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe, A.J. Styles, Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash, Beer Money, Team 3D, Consequences Creed, Sheik Abdul Bashir, ODB, Christy Hemme, the Beautiful People, Abyss, Matt Morgan, and Doug Williams.

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

The Micro Wrestling Federation will be at the Barn in Sanford, 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: Curtis Thompson (1963).

Today In Memoriam: Bobo Brazil (74, 1998), Tony Lanza (84, 2005), and Gary Lee Pearson (61, 2005).

We received word from NWA Prime Time promoter Billy Roper that the group is now on hiatus. After canceling last Friday’s event due to weather-related concerns, Roper says no further shows will be scheduled until he finds a new location to house events. “Thanks to all the fans that have supported us, to all the wrestlers that have given their best, and to the other promoters that have supported us in our efforts to entertain the fans,” Roper wrote in an email.

We have received word that Championship Wrestling Overload’s event, planned for January 23 at the Barn in Tennille, GA, has been cancelled due to a conflict with the venue.

All-Star Wrestling was in Spring Hill, FL, on January 17. Results: Nooie Lee defeated Aaron Epic in a 2 out of 3 falls match to become the #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship. Vinndetta defeated Damien Angel & Aaron Andrews. David Mercury defeated Kennedy Kendrick. James Morrison & Evan Starsmore defeated the Virus. Shayne Swyft defeated Eric Cooper, w/George Martel. Dave Logan defeated Austin Amadeus. Eddie Taurus, w/Fetish, defeated Joey Cujo. Joshua Masters, w/Fetish, defeated Nick Fame to retain the ASW championship.

World Xtreme Wrestling was in Leesburg, FL, on January 17. Results: "The Prodigy" Mike Cruz defeated Kermon the German. "Premier" Michael Patrick defeated Maddox. Lou Cypher defeated Mad Man Mandrake, w/Ferrari. "The Irish Lionheart" C.J. O’Doyle defeated "Not Cocky" Chasyn Rance. "Samoan Dragon" Sean Maluta defeated Gus Money. "Mr. 630" Jerrelle Clark defeated Henry Saxton, Jr. Afro Boy defeated Mr. Irresistible. Sons of Tonga defeated "the Perfect Creation" Richard J. Criado & the Puerto Rican Hound Dogg, thanks to outside interference from WXW champion Sugga.

Results from NAWA Ring Champions on January 10 in Cedartown, GA, at the Purks Building: David Young vs. Bobby Hayes (with Jackie Rosedale) ended as a double count out; Chris Ganz beat Tyler Smith; Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon vs. Terry Lawler & Josh Hate ruled a no contest; Stupid beat Dany Only and Chip Day and JT Angel to win the cruiserweight title; Josh Stone beat Bruiser Eden (with Jackie Rosedale); and Lamar Phillps defeated John Arden.

NWA Anarchy has released the following schedule of events through May of this year: February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21, April 18 (Hardcore Hell ’09), May 2, and May 16. All shows will take place at the NWA Television Arena, located at 4236 Level Grove Road in Cornelia, GA. Bell time is 8pm. For reserved seating, call 706-476-2017.

The schedule of upcoming events for Alternative Pro Wrestling in Royston, GA, at the Cherry Street Gym is as follows: January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13 (Super Show), February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, and March 27. Bell time is 8:15.

The Alabama Wrestling Federation will be at the George County Fairgrounds in Lucedale, MS, on January 24. Advertised: Loser leaves town match, Heidenreich, w/Dr. Karl Smith, vs. Doink the Clown, w/Big Red Wead. Tickets are $10, and kids 6 and under get in for free. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (251) 209-9633.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on January 25. Advertised: The tag tournament continues with Hot Like Lava vs. the Cash Vault, w/Charlie Cash. For the cruiserweight championship, J-Rod vs. Frankie "So Fine" Valentine. The hotties championship tournament continues. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 4:00. For more information, call (478) 329-8002.

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 20, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Amateur Match: Bobby Sharman and Snooks Curley wrestled to a draw > Handicap Match: Jack McAdams defeated Bill Cowan & Claude St. John > Nick Velcoff defeated Joe Varga > Dick Shikat defeated Paul Jones (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that Bobby Sharman and Snooks Curley were “42 pound youngsters”.

JANUARY 20, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Al Olsen versus Cyclone Copley > Lee Meyers versus Mike Nazarian / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 20, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Paddy Nolan versus the Red Devil > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Young Londos / 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 20, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > The Green Hornet defeated Bob Shipp > George Schnabel defeated Red Dugan by disqualification > Joe Estes defeated Bob Crutchfield

JANUARY 20, 1953 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Aldo Bogni defeated Jerry Graham > Tex Riley defeated Jack Steele by disqualification > Tom Mahoney defeated Mayes McLain

JANUARY 20, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jackie Nichols, Marco Polo & Bibber McCoy defeated the Mighty Yankee, Boris & Nicoli Volkoff

JANUARY 20, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tokyo Joe and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Vince Bryant & Chief Little Eagle defeated Tokyo Joe & Mr. X (1) > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Joey Maxim at 2:18 in fourth round

JANUARY 20, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Joe Scarpa > Women’s Match: Princess Little Cloud versus the Fabulous Moolah > Greg Peterson versus Billy Hines / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 20, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Joe Kono > Nick Kozak defeated Pancho Rosario > Enrique Torres defeated Jack Bence > Louie Tillet defeated Dick Murdoch > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Jack Daniels & Krusher Kowalski > Ramon Torres defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification / Notes: Dick Murdoch substituted for Mario Galento in the match with Louie Tillet.

JANUARY 20, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Sebastian and Louie Tillet wrestled to a draw > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Karl Von Stroheim & Dr. M (1) > Mr. Wrestling defeated Tarzan Baxter by disqualification / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Dr. M.

JANUARY 20, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson and Bill Kane wrestled to a draw > Bob Nandor defeated Vincent Lopez > Women’s Southern Title Match: Toni Rose* defeated Donna Christianello > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Assassins > Doug Gilbert defeated Paul DeMarco / Notes: It is unclear at this time how Toni Rose came to be recognized as Women’s Southern Champion. There were two referees for the match between Paul DeMarco and Doug Gilbert. During the match, Homer O’Dell was handcuffed to Leon Ogle. O’Dell managed DeMarco.

JANUARY 20, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Pedro Godoy and the Champ wrestled to a draw > Tommy Seigler & El Mongol versus the Hollywood Blonds / Notes: Tommy Seigler & El Mongol and the Hollywood Blonds were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

JANUARY 20, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Watts & Pantera Negra defeated Red Dupree & the Demon > Mr. Wrestling defeated Frenchy Martin > Jack Brisco defeated Paul Jones > The Zodiac defeated Derrell Cochran > Eddie Graham & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Norvel Austin & Sputnik Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin.

JANUARY 20, 1973 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Heavyweight Title Tournament Match: Bob Armstrong versus Sputnik Monroe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It had been advertised that the first rounds of a tournament to determine a new Georgia Heavyweight Champion would be held on this card, but aside from the bout between Bob Armstrong and Sputnik Monroe, no other matches have been found.

JANUARY 20, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal featuring Rocky Johnson, Robert Fuller, Jimmy Golden, Steve Keirn, Roger Kirby, Ron Garvin, and Man Mountain Blackwell > Assassin #2 versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Brass Knuckles Match: Ricky Gibson versus Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $2,000. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

JANUARY 20, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skip Young defeated Wildman Davis > Taru Hayashi defeated Emile Dupree > Jay Strongbow defeated Mitsu Hata by disqualification > Dick Slater defeated Luke Graham > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): the Spoiler* defeated Bob Armstrong > Texas Bullrope Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

JANUARY 20, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Zulu defeated Intern #1 > The Bounty Hunter defeated Charlie Cook > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Gorgeous George, Jr. > Tony Atlas & Bobo Brazil defeated Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet > Bob Armstrong defeated the Mongolian Stomper > Dick Slater defeated Stan Hansen / Notes: Gorgeous George, Jr., managed the Mongolian Stomper.

JANUARY 20, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates & Jerry Roberts defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff by disqualification > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Chick Donovan > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* defeated Raymond Rougeau > Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Rick Oliver & Frank Dusek > Rufus R. Jones defeated Larry Latham / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

JANUARY 20, 1980 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis & Kevin Sullivan versus Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Austin Idol & the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

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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