Southeastern Wrestlng News, Notes & Nostalgia for 1-10-09

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/10/2009

NEWS and NOTES

On a PSP Fix tonight at 9:00 PM ET, Georgia Wrestling Historyâ<80><99>s Rich Tate and the Wrestling Observer‘s Dave Meltzer preview Total Nonstop Action‘s Genesis PPV, to take place on January 11.

The final overall rating for Thursdayâ<80><99>s edition of TNAâ<80><99>s iMPACT was 1.1.

TNA results from the house show at the Bill Ellis Convention Center in Wilson, NC, on January 9: Chris Sabin over Alex Shelley; Taylor Wilde over Jacqueline; Abyss over Kip James; Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed over Beer Money; and Rhino over Booker T.

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s RAW/ECW crew will be in Rochester, MN, at the Mayo Civic Center tonight. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho; and Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes versus Rey Mysterio & CM Punk. Also on the bill: Matt Hardy, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, John Morrison, the Miz, Mark Henry, Finlay, the Boogeyman, and Kelly Kelly. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown crew will be in Poplar Bluff, MO, at the Black River Coliseum tonight. Advertised: Jeff Hardy, Triple H, Edge, the Big Show, the Great Khali, and MVP. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the MTS Centre in Winn*peg, MB, on January 9: Matt Hardy over Jack Swagger to retain the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title; Beth Phoenix over Melina to retain the WWE Womenâ<80><99>s Title; John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Finlay, with Hornswoggle, over Mark Henry, with Tony Atlas; William Regal over Kofi Kingston; Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes over Rey Mysterio & CM Punk; and John Cena over Chris Jericho to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Summit Arena in Hot Springs, AR, on January 9: R-Truth over Shelton Benjamin; Umaga over Jimmy Wang Yang; Eve Torres over Natalya; Vladimir Kozlov over Hurricane Helms; Kizarny over MVP; Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; the Big Show over the Great Khali; Jeff Hardy over Edge to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title.

Since our last report, WWE has released Val Venis, D-Lo Brown, Bam Neely, Kevin Thorn, Gavin Spears, and Mike Kruel, as well as referees Jimmy Korderas and Mike Posey. Also let go was former referee Tim White, who had more recently been as a producer and agent.

Friday night, World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s website announced Steve Austin as the first inductee to the class of 2009 for the WWE Hall of Fame. The post was pulled shortly after appearing.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling has â<80><9c>Nature Boyâ<80> Ric Flair, Buff Bagwell, the Midnight Express, and the Rock & Roll Express appearing at Easley High School in Easley, SC, tonight. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Bell time is 8:00 PM. General admission tickets are $12. Ringside $20 (excludes front row). $75 Flair Super Ticket includes front row ringside seat, and meet-and-greet with Flair to include 8×10 autographed photo. Tickets are available at Upstate Carolina Mortgage on E. Main St. in Easley, Family Auto on Calhoun Memorial Hwy., the High School Office, and at the door.

NAWA Ring Champions returns to the Purks Building at 330 West Avenue in Cedartown, GA, tonight. Advertised: Return Grudge Match, “the Master of the Spinebuster” David Young vs. “the Butcher” Bobby Hayes. Special Challenge Match, Chris Ganz vs. “1/2 of the Technicians” Tyler Smith. NAWA Tag Team Champions the Exotic Ones (Simon Sermon & Rick Michaels with Nigel Sherrod) vs. Terry Lawler & Josh Hate. Josh Stone vs. Bruiser Eden. Stephen Michaels vs. Dany Only. Hard Core Productions vs. the WWC. Bell Time 7:30pm. For More Information, call 678-901-0673.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Elk’s Lodge in Calera, AL, tonight. Advertised: A sixteen-man battle royal where the winner receives $25,000. For the vacant GCW championship, Theodore Tutwiler III vs. Scotty Blaze. “Tropical” Tracy Taylor vs. Genni Wright vs. Veronica Fairchild. Johnny Slaughter vs. Nasty Kritter. Sgt. Hammer vs. Amos Moses. Antonio Garza vs. Mike Taylor. INHuman Fly vs. Frankie Valentine. Bell time is at 7:30.

Champions With Attitudes will be at the National Guard Armory in Orangeburg, SC, tonight. The doors will open at 6:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:30. Tickets are $18 (door), or in advance, $15 for ringside and $10 for bleacher seating. Children 3 and under get in free of charge.

New Heights Wrestling will be at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL on January 10th. “Pretty Boy” Donnie B defends the NHW championship against “Master of the Spinebuster” David Prime. Milo will defend the cruiserweight championship against “The Definition of Technician” Chris Tighe & two other opponents. Tickets are $7 and kids 6 & under get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

Global Impact Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Jacksonville, FL, tonight. Advertised: For the GIW championship, The Super Destroyer vs. Carnage w/Rex Huntington. The Loggers vs. The Mississippi Hangmen vs. The Mohawk Mafia w/Rex Huntington for the tag championship. In a coin toss grudge match where the winner of a coin toss determines who decides what kind of match is to take place, Big Bank Barfield vs. The Nighthawk. Bell time is at 6:00.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the Police Athletic League Center in Fort Pierce, FL, tonight. Advertised: In a match to determine the first PWF tag champions, Heartbreak Express vs. Blunt Force Trauma. Prince Iaukea defends the Luchadore championship against Craig Classic. Roderick Strong vs. Tommy Taylor. Tickets are $20 ringside & $10 general. Doors open at 7:30 & bell time is at 8:00.

PWF will also be at Boomerz Night Club in Seminole, FL, on January 24 for â<80><9c>New Beginningsâ<80>. Advertised: The Sheik defends the PWF championship against Abdullah The Butcher. The Heartbreak Express vs. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake & Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. Prince Iaukea vs. Steve Madison. Jon Davis vs. Christopher Gray. Tommy Taylor vs. Brad Attitude. Jack Manley vs. Chris Jones. Bruce Santee vs. Francisco Ciatso w/The Double Deuce Social Club. VIP tickets are 15, which includes a picture with Beefcake & Valentine. General admission is $10. Doors open at 6:00 & bell time is at 6:30.

PWF will then be at the Boynton JCC in Boynton Beach, FL, on January 31 for â<80><9c>Fusion II-2 Fast 2 Furiousâ<80>. Advertised: Tommy Taylor vs. Francisco Ciatso. King Kong Fu vs. DAGON. Prince Iaukea vs. Nick Primo. Chris Gray vs. Jon Davis. The Heartbreak Express vs. The Sons of Tonga. Chris Jones vs. Jack Manley. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6:00 & bell time is at 6:30.

Savannah Valley Wrestling will be at the Graybell Auction Building in Danielsville, GA, tonight. Advertised: For the SVW championship, James BLVD defends vs. Jason Blackman. Old School defends the tag championships against Bill Bell & Thomas Nelson. Tickets are $10 and kids under 13 get in for free. Bell time is 7:30.

Southern States Championship Wrestling will be at the Berrien Primary School in Nashville, GA, tonight. Advertised: There will be a 20 man battle royal to determine the #1 contender for the SSCW championship. Logan Stevens defends the Southern Hertiage championship against “Hardcore” Brooks Rogers. Samantha Steel defends the women’s championship against Kelly Foxx & Jelena. The Marcs Brothers w/The Coach defends the tag championships against Mark Zout & Torcher. All tickets are $5. Bell time is at 7:30.

The Carolina Wrestling Alliance will be at the Eden Mall in Eden, NC, tonight.

The Carolina Wrestling Showcase will be at the Boys & Girls Club in Asheboro, NC, tonight.

Coastal Real Extreme Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Williamston, NC, tonight.

The Empire Wrestling Coalition will be at the Mary Hughes School in Piney Flats, TN, tonight.

The Millennium Wrestling Federation will be at the Vietnam Veterans Center in Lincolnton, NC, tonight.

National Championship Wrestling will be at the NCW Arena in Greenville, SC, tonight.

New Blood Wrestling will be at the Newbern Entertainment Center in Newbern, TN, tonight.

NWA Top Rope will be at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, TN, tonight.

Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, tonight.

The Southern Wrestling Association will be at the National Guard Armory in Forest City, NC, tonight.

Tennessee Championship Wrestling will be at the Old Armory in Pulaski, TN, tonight.

The Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation will be at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, 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.

Todayâ<80><99>s Birthdays: Ed Wiskowski (1945), Buff Bagwell (1970), Brian Christopher (1972), and Donovan Morgan (1976).

Today In Memoriam: Jerry Monahan (45, 1947), Cal Eaton (1966), Steve Casey (78, 1987).

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from January 9 in Royston, GA, at the Cherry Street Gym: B.J. Hancock defeated Matt Mercer, Anthony Henry & Brandon Parker (with Kevin Duncan) defeated The Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells). Aaron Lee defeated Brent Martel (no relation to Rick or Sherri). Dustin Michaels defeated North Georgia Champion Chris King by count out. Skirra Corvus appeared at ringside and King went after him for what he did to Billy Buck last week. Jeremy Vain informed the crowd that he could not compete against Shadow Jackson in the #1 contenders match due to a sprained wrist sustained during the two count when Buck had Delay pinned last week. However, he did have a replacement in Taco Delgado. Shadow Jackson destroyed Taco Delgado. APW Tag Team Champions The Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Stryknyn) defeated Kareem Abdul Jamar & Bo Newsome. J.T. Talent’s secret admirer was finally introduced on the Talent Show. To found out who it was, check out this week’s edition of APW Aftershock by clicking here. Don Matthews defeated Southern States Champion Seth Delay by DQ after John Carnage interfered and hit the “Landslide” Chokeslam on Matthews.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling results from January 9 in Millersville, TN, at the SAW Mill, with a reported attendance of 200: T.J. Harley beat Hammerjack. Bad Boy Dixon beat Lightning Bolt Kid. “Boogie Woogie Boy” Gary Valiant beat Frank Malone. Rick Santel beat Harold Knight. Drew Haskins beat Tatsu. J.T. Stahr beat Chris Hall. Chase Stevens & Arrick Andrews beat Chris Michaels & Hammerjack. The next show is the TV taping on January 16 with Raven vs. Boogie in the main.

United States Wrestling Organization results from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, with a reported attendance of 73: Travis Starr beat Dominator. Michael Jablonski beat Zombie. Lee Cross beat Jason Xavier to win the USWO Jr. Championship. Steven Green beat Trakan Mathias in a tables match. Shane Eden & Derrick Neal beat USWO Tag Team Champions Saint & Tim Renesto by countout when the champs just walked away. USWO Champion Mitch Ryder beat Shawn Cook in a non-title match. Damien Payne beat L.T. Falk, Josh Crowe, and J.D. Fluffy in a 4-way elimination hardcore match. The regular Saturday night joint show by the USWO and ATL Wrestling will not take place tonight due to Baltimore Ravens-Tennessee Titans playoff game.

The Alabama Wrestling Federation will be at the Mary G. Montgomery High School Gym in Semmes, AL, on January 17 for â<80><9c>Headlocks for Hoses IIâ<80>. Matches advertised: Heidenreich vs. Doink the Clown. 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.

Pro Wrestling Xtreme will be at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Pavilion in Orlando, FL, on January 17. Advertised: Sandman vs. Sabu in a TLC match. Demolition vs. the Heartbreak Express. Tickets are $30 front row, and $20 general admission. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (407) 295-3247.

All-Star Wrestling will be at the Town Square in Spring Hill, FL, on January 17 for â<80><9c>Livin’ La Vida Locaâ<80>. Advertised: Joshua Masters defends the ASW championship against Nick Fame. The Virus vs. James Morrison & Evan Starsmore. Aaron Epic vs. Nooie Lee to determine the #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship. Austin Amadeus vs. Dave Logan. Joey Cujo vs. Eddie Taurus. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00.

World Independent Wrestling will be at the Boys & Girls Club in Panama City, FL, on January 17 for â<80><9c>New Years Knockoutâ<80>. Advertised: David Young, “Pretty Boy” Donnie B, Chief Little Bear, Alexander York, and Confederate Kid. Tickets are $7, and the disabled get in for free. Advance tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (850) 819-2820.

World Xtreme Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Leesburg, FL, on January 17. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $10, and kids 10 and under get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

WXW will then be at the Recreation Center in Minneola, FL, on February 7. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $10, and kids 10 and under get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

The Independent Circuit Wrestling Federation will be at Gasoline Alley in Largo, FL, on February 7 for â<80><9c>Cyber Sanctionedâ<80>. Matches are to be determined by fan voting through the website. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for kids. Doors open at 3:00 & bell time is at 4:00.

Full Impact Pro will be at the National Guard Armory in Brooksville, FL, on February 8 for the second annual â<80><9c>Eddie Graham Memorial Battle of the Beltsâ<80>. Advertised: FIP tag champions Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong, FIP Heritage champion Chris Jones, and ROH champion Nigel McGuinness. Tickets are $20 ringside, $15 general admission, and $10 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $12 for general admission, and $8 for kids 13 and under. Doors open at 5:30 and bell time is at 6:00. For more information, call (352) 422-4582.

Pro Wrestling Riot will be the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL, on February 14 as they continue their PWR championship & tag team championship tournaments. Advertised: PWR championship tournament second round matches: “The Marquee” Bruce Santee vs. Shawn Osborne w/Ron Niemi. Francisco Ciatso w/Ron Niemi vs. Chris Jones. “Classic” Scott Davis vs. Jaison Moore. “The 8th Deadly Sin” Sideshow vs. Chasyn Rance. PWR tag championship tournament second round matches: Dark City Fight Club w/Ron Niemi vs. The British Lions. The Heartbreak Express w/Amy Vitale vs. Bumz R’ Us. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for kids 13 and under. Bell time is at 8:00.

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 10, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (W.K. Carswell â<80>” Promoter) > Wilmer Lay versus Red McKlusky > George Harben versus Tom Mahoney > No TL Match: Jack Ross versus Jim Hesslyn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 10, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Leon Fuller versus Rusty Williams > No TL Match: Charlie Norman versus Young Londos > Eddie Wagner versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 10, 1936 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” PIEDMONT-ELLIS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Bill Ward versus Bob Anderson > Lee Folsom versus Louis Firpo > Jack Ross versus Joe Wolfe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 10, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Iron Man Talun defeated Nick Carter > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: June Byers versus Dot Dotson > Don McIntyre versus the Shadow > Tom Mahoney & Jim Coffield versus Johnny Long & Bibber McCoy / Notes: Aside from the match between Iron Man Talun and Nick Carter, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

JANUARY 10, 1948 (SATURDAY) â<80>” PORTERDALE, GA â<80>” PORTERDALE MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Shipp defeated Red Dugan by disqualification > Jack Blackstock defeated Curtis Nack > Tommy Ward and Joe Estes wrestled to a draw

JANUARY 10, 1949 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross â<80>” Promoter) > Vincent Lopez and Gorgeous Gilpin wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Mile High Ross defeated Honey Boy Hannigan > Jim Coffield defeated Tiny Oxford (2-0)

JANUARY 10, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Keene versus Red McIntyre > Jerry Graham versus Harry Smith / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 10, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis and Jackie Nichols wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Nell Stewart defeated LeChona LeClaire > Boris & Nicoli Volkoff defeated Tarzan White & Billy Red Lyons > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee defeated Ray Gunkel* to win title / Notes: Ray Gunkel had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Kurt Von Brawner on October 18, 1957, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 10, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Miller versus Chief Little Eagle > Skull Murphy defeated Bill Dromo > Danny Miller & Gypsy Joe versus Adrien Baillargeon & Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest / Notes: Danny Miller and Chief Little Eagle were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

JANUARY 10, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito & Tito Carreon versus Jack Steele & Jack Vansky > Paul Gaullois & Jan Madrid versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 10, 1964 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Red Steiner > Taro Myaki defeated Ivan Zukoff > Joe Scarpa & Chief Little Eagle defeated Corsica Joe & the Mighty Hercules > Lorenzo Parente defeated Mike Paidousis > Stan Stasiak defeated Chief Big Heart > Eddie Graham defeated Tarzan Tyler

JANUARY 10, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pancho Rosario defeated Red Roberts > Bill Dromo & Mario Galento defeated Butcher Vachon & Oki Shikina > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Bobby Hart defeated Louie Tillet* by disqualification to win title > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Bette Boucher / Notes: The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Womenâ<80><99>s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on September 7, 1966, in Columbus.

JANUARY 10, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Mike Burns > Jim Wilson defeated Dick Dunn > Ramon Torres defeated Seiji Sakaguchi by disqualification > Paul DeMarco & the Professional defeated Dick Steinborn & Mario Galento > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated the Assassins > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dale Lewis* versus El Mongol ruled a no contest / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Dale Lewis. Seiji Sakaguchi was disqualified for using karate maneuvers in the match with Ramon Torres. Following the match between Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller and the Assassins, Assassin #2 was bleeding through his torn mask and nearly unconscious, requiring assistance to leave the ring. Lewis had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Professional on December 27, 1968, in Atlanta. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling the Professional on the card on January 17, 1969.

JANUARY 10, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol defeated Vincent Lopez > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Assassins > Les Wolff defeated Chati Yokuchi / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

JANUARY 10, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Roberto Soto > Joe Scarpa defeated Bill Kane > Paul DeMarco defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. This was for the locally televised â<80><9c>Columbus Championship Wrestlingâ<80>, hosted by Jim Koger and broadcast live on WTVM Channel 9.

JANUARY 10, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Columbo & Koa Tiki defeated Frank Hickey & Red Dupree > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Jack Evans > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > The Zodiac defeated Ronnie Hill at 7:38 > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Hiro Matsuda defeated Bob Armstrong* to win title > Bill Dromo & Jerry Oates defeated Jack Crawford & Norvel Austin by disqualification / Notes: During the match between Bob Armstrong and Hiro Matsuda, referee Eddie Smith was knocked down during a collision involving all three men. Matsuda took advantage and attacked Armstrong using karate moves. When Smith came to, Matsuda covered Armstrong for the pin. Referee Leon Ogle gave Bill Dromo & Jerry Oates the win over Jack Crawford & Norvel Austin when Crawford ran into the ring illegally and remained, creating total chaos, that resulted in Ogle fighting with Crawford.

JANUARY 10, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Chuck Oâ<80><99>Connor > Ricky Gibson and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Ken Patera defeated the Invader at 7:00 > Brass Knuckles Match: Roberto Soto defeated Man Mountain Blackwell at 9:00 > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Harry Smith > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson defeated Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt* by disqualification > No DQ Match: Assassin #2 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by countout / Notes: The match between Derrell Cochran and Chuck Oâ<80><99>Connor was cancelled for unstated reasons. The match between Abdullah the Butcher and Harry Smith was not on the original card. For whatever reason, it was announced earlier in the evening that the match was to be Abdullah versus Greg Peterson. There is no explanation given for the change from Peterson to Smith. Man Mountain Blackwell substituted for Billy Spears in the match with Roberto Soto. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

JANUARY 10, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Colley versus Jack Evans > Charlie Fulton versus Dean Ho > Bob Backlund versus El Gaucho > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & the Mighty Igor > Dick Slater versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 10, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Randy Savage > Charlie Cook defeated Abdul Zataar > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jacques Goulet & Intern #2 > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater defeated Ole Anderson* to win title > Georgia Television Title Match: Bob Armstrong* defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. During the match between Abdullah and Bob Armstrong, Hunter was handcuffed to the ringpost.

JANUARY 10, 1980 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Shaft versus Bill Dromo > Jerry Stubbs versus Killer Khan > Tommy Rich versus Toru Tanaka > Tony Atlas & Ray Candy versus Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan and Toru Tanaka.

JANUARY 10, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Eaton defeated Chick Donovan > Charlie Cook defeated Luke Graham > National Heavyweight Title Match: the Mongolian Stomper* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > National Television Title Match: Kevin Sullivan* defeated Steve Keirn > National Tag Team Title Match: Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts* by disqualification / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

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 Oâ<80><99>Sullivan.

â<80>” GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com

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