Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 1-11-09

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/11/2009

NEWS and NOTES

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ric Gillespie will not be hosting tonightâ<80><99>s MMA Sunday. However, Casey Trowbridge of Combat Hooligans will be manning the program beginning at 9:00 PM ET. Gillespie will return next week. MMA Sunday is a presentation of Georgia Wrestling Historyâ<80><99>s GWH Radio Network.

The Wrestling Observerâ<80><99>s Dave Meltzer joined GWHâ<80><99>s Rich Tate for a PSP Fix to preview Total Nonstop Actionâ<80><99>s Genesis PPV. Also discussed were our thoughts on the Wrestler. Click here for the archive. PSP Fix is a presentation of the GWHRN.

TNAâ<80><99>s Genesis PPV will be broadcast live from the Bojangles Arena in Charlotte, NC, tonight. Advertised: Mick Foley, A.J. Styles & Brother Devon versus Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash & Booker T; Sting defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Rhino; Kurt Angle versus Jeff Jarrett in a grudge match; Awesome Kong defends the TNA Womenâ<80><99>s Title against Taylor Wilde, according to our sources, replacing the injured Christy Hemme; referee Shane Sewell versus Sheik Abdul Bashir in a grudge match; and the finals of the tournament for the vacant TNA X Division Title, featuring Chris Sabin versus Alex Shelley.

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s RAW/ECW crew will be in Des Moines, IA, at the Wells Fargo Arena today. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho; Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes versus Rey Mysterio & CM Punk; and William Regal defends the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title against Kofi Kingston. Also on the bill: Matt Hardy, Mark Henry, William Regal, Finlay, Hornswoggle, Cryme Tyme, the Miz, John Morrison, Goldust, Ted DiBiase, Beth Phoenix, and Melina. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown crew will be in Springfield, MO, at the JQH Arena today. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, today. Advertised: Sal Rinauro vs. Dr. Johnny Gayton. RPW champion Micah Taylor vs. Johnny Swinger. Cru Jones & Colt Derringer vs. the Slaughter Pit. Johnny Slaughter & Scotty Blaze vs. Kodiak & Orion Bishop. Admission is $5. Bell time is at 4:00. For more information, call (478) 329-8002.

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: Abdullah the Butcher (1941).

Today In Memoriam: Martin Hutzler (1966).

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s review of the December 20 broadcast of NWA Main Event.

NWA Prime Time results from January 9 in Columbus, GA, at the Prime Time Arena: Micah & Tracy Taylor beat Exotic Ones (Simon Sermon & Rick Michaels to advance in the tag team title tournament when Tracy Taylor pinned Rick Michaels not once but twice. Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance beat Bulldog Raines & Bull Buchanan to advance in the tag team tournament with an assist from “GCW ref” Jeremy Black. Colt Derringer & Josh Stone (with Genni Right) beat Chip Day & Shaun Tempers. It was supposed to be a singles match but Derringer and Right made it 3 on 1 until Tempers came out to aid Day. A tag match was ordered with the heels coming out on top. Killer Instinct (Mike Stratus & Jake Slater with new manager Chic Donovan) beat Ace Rockwell & Kyle Matthews. The PTPW Heayvweight Title match between Champion Iceberg vs. Chris Stevens ended as a time limit draw. Postmatch, Iceberg told Stevens that he had blown his only shot at title and gave him a beating. Marty Jannetty beat Sonny Siaki via DQ. Siaki was back after the lifting of a three week restraining order. Midway through the match, Swinger came out to help Siaki. David Young came out to aid Jannetty. Leading to…

Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena in Columbus on January 16. Advertised: “The Midnight Rocker” Marty Jannetty & Bad Company’s David Young vs. Sonny Siaki & Johnny Swinger. PTPW Heavyweight Title Match: Champion Iceberg vs. Bulldog Raines. PTPW Tag Team Title Tournament Semifinal: Micah & Tracy Taylor vs. Killer Instinct (Jake Slater & Mike Stratus with Chic Donovan). Shaun Tempers & Deathrow vs. Josh Stone & Colt Derringer. Chris Stevens vs. Zero Tolerance. Kyle Matthews & Chip Day & Ace Rockwell vs. The Exotic Ones (Simon Sermon & Rick Michaels & Thomas Britain. Bell time is 7:30 pm.

Great Championship Wrestling results for January 8 in Phenix City, AL, are as follows: Kareem Abdul Jamar & Joey Lightning defeated Ron Stalker & Princeton Gainey when Kareem Abdul Jamar pinned Stalker following a modified front flip neckbreaker. Murder One defeated Rob Adonis after Slaughter and Wicked Nemesis interfered, allowing Murder to pin Adonis with an Ace crusher. Post-match, The Merchants of Death attempted to break Adonis’ arm. The Southside Trash made the save. SST challenged MOD to a match. Wicked Nemesis agreed to a match with Slaughter and M-1 rather than the champions, M-1 and Orion Bishop. Tex Monroe defeated the debuting Omega with Texas Toast (sliced bread #2).

The Southside Trash defeated Murder One & Slaughter (with Wicked Nemesis) via DQ when Slaughter used Wicked Nemesis’s cane on Rowdy. The Merchants of Death then attempted then to break Raunchy’s arm with Adonis coming to their rescue. Cru Jones & Shaun Banks defeated Frankie Valentine & J-Rod when Jones pinned Valentine. Big brawl after the match. Next week: Merchants of Death vs. Southside Trash & Rob Adonis.

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 11, 1934 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Glenn Cowan versus Eddie Wagner > Tony Padrone versus Bull Schmidt > Dutch Green versus Young Americus / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 11, 1935 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Tarzan Jordan versus Honey Boy Hackney > Jack Ross versus Dobie Osborne > Jim Hesslyn defeated Nick Contos (2-0) / Notes: Aside from the match between Jim Hesslyn and Nick Contos, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

JANUARY 11, 1935 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Roper versus Mae Fenwick > John Mauldin versus Foy Rivers > Son Almand and the Masked Marvel wrestled to a draw at 45:00 / Notes: Aside from the match between Son Almand and the Masked Marvel, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. The match between Almand and the Marvel was advertised as being a Handicap Match with Bull Schmidt teaming with the Marvel, but apparently Schmidt failed to appear.

JANUARY 11, 1937 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Bill Jeffries and Doc Poole wrestled to a draw > Mike London versus Farmer Mack > Sammy Miller versus John Dameron / Notes: Aside from the match between Bill Jeffries and Doc Poole, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

JANUARY 11, 1940 (THURSDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Stanley Pinto â<80>” Promoter) > One-Night Tournament: Gordon McKenzie defeated Lou Newman; Dobie Osborne defeated Johnny Plummer; Tom Mahoney defeated Red Osborne; Marvin Jones defeated Whitey Grovo; Cowboy Luttrall defeated Nick Elitch; McKenzie defeated Jones; Pete Managoff defeated Dobie Osborne; Mahoney defeated Luttrall; Managoff defeated Mahoney; McKenzie defeated Managoff / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the tournament.

JANUARY 11, 1954 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Boatwright versus Choo-Choo Lynn > Frank Taylor versus Wild Man Zimm > Leo Numa versus Babe Zaharias > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre defeated Ray Villmer* to win title / Notes: Aside for the match between Don McIntyre and Ray Villmer, no documented results for this card have been found. Villmer had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on October 16, 1953, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 11, 1957 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mark Lewin and Pierre LaSalle wrestled to a draw > Mark & Donn Lewin defeated Pierre LaSalle & Red McIntyre > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Graham defeated Chief Big Heart* to win title > Wilbur Snyder defeated Ike Eakins / Notes: Chief Big Heart had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jerry Graham on January 4, 1957, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 11, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Miller and Bill Dromo wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo & Adrien Baillargeon defeated Danny Miller & Gypsy Joe by disqualification > Chief Little Eagle defeated Skull Murphy by disqualification

JANUARY 11, 1963 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Bolus defeated Lenny Montana > Steve Kovacs defeated Bronko Lubich > The Bat defeated Chief Little Eagle > John Paul Henning defeated Mike Paidousis > World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Freddie Blassie* defeated Eddie Graham / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Bronko Lubich. Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.

JANUARY 11, 1965 (MONDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson versus Mysterious Medic #2 > Billy Hines versus Mysterious Medic #1 > Joe Scarpa versus Mario Galento / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

JANUARY 11, 1966 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson versus Alvero Velasco > Billy Hines defeated Johnny King by disqualification > Eric & Karl Von Brauner defeated Jack Armstrong & Bad Boy Hines / Notes: Don Carson and Alvero Velasco were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

JANUARY 11, 1969 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco defeated Alberto Torres > El Mongol defeated the Professional > The Assassins defeated Dick Steinborn & Mike Burns / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. The match between El Mongol and the Professional came about after Mongol demanded the match. The Professional accepted the challenge and even declared that if Mongol defeated him, he would allow Mongol to replace him in the match with Gene Kiniski for the NWA World Heavyweight Title on January 17, 1969.

JANUARY 11, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Little Bruiser versus Cowboy Lang > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Debbie Johnson > Roberto Soto defeated Bill White > Bob Armstrong and Rocket Monroe wrestled to a draw > Billy Spears defeated Alex Medina > El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt > Flash Monroe defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Little Bruiser and Cowboy Lang were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Choo-Choo Lynn was the special referee for the match between Flash Monroe and Bill Dromo.

JANUARY 11, 1974 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Tim Woods and Little Louie defeated Jimmy Garvin & Billy the Kid > Rufus R. Jones defeated Rasputin > Bob Armstrong, Ron & Robert Fuller defeated Bobby Shane, Jerry Lawler & Gary Hart > Ron & Terry Garvin defeated Lou Thesz & Roberto Soto > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ron Fuller* to win title / Notes: Gary Hart managed Bobby Shane. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

JANUARY 11, 1975 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller defeated Bill Costello > Danny Little Bear defeated Ronnie Paul > Ricky Gibson versus Bob Orton, Jr., ended in a double disqualification > Jimmy Golden & Robert Fuller defeated Roger Kirby & Man Mountain Blackwell > Rocky Johnson defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

JANUARY 11, 1977 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard defeated Charlie Fulton > Jack Evans and Randy Colley wrestled to a draw > Dean Ho & the Mighty Igor defeated Abdullah the Butcher & the French Angel > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Dick Slater > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification

JANUARY 11, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Randy Savage > Raymond Rougeau versus Jacques Goulet > Dick Slater & Tony Atlas versus Pak Song & Abdullah the Butcher > Ole Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Stan Hansen* versus Bob Armstrong / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

JANUARY 11, 1979 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre versus the Grappler > Randy Savage versus Bobby Eaton > Tommy Rich versus Ole Anderson > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 11, 1982 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Harris defeated Tommy Rogers > Buzz Sawyer versus Big Red ended in a double disqualification > Ron Bass & Kevin Sullivan defeated Brad Armstrong & El Gran Apollo > Jimmy Garvin defeated Austin Idol > Bob Armstrong & Dusty Rhodes defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer

JANUARY 11, 1985 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon â<80>” Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Terry Gibbs > Barry Windham defeated Rex > Mike Rotundo defeated Rene Goulet > Nikolai Volkoff defeated S.D. Jones > Texas Death Match: Blackjack Mulligan defeated the Iron Sheik > Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine by countout > John Studd & Ken Patera defeated Andre the Giant & the Junkyard Dog by disqualification

JANUARY 11, 1985 (FRIDAY) â<80>” CLEVELAND, OH (Ole Anderson â<80>” Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > The Italian Stallion defeated Chick Donovan > Ron Ritchie & Brian Adidas defeated the Hollywood Blondes > Tommy Rich defeated Bob Roop > Ron Garvin defeated Wahoo McDaniel by countout > National Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Bill & Scott Irwin to win title > Tag Team Battle Royal: Ron Garvin & Tommy Rich (Winners) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

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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