Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostlagia for 1-7-09

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/07/2009

NEWS and NOTES

Tuesday nightâ<80><99>s debut of Dan Masters Live, brought to you by Georgia Wrestling Historyâ<80><99>s GWH Radio Network, was co-piloted by Nigel Sherrod, who joined Masters to talk about a multitude of subjects. Masters also featured a pre-taped segment he did earlier with Rob Van Dam. John Cannon and Larry Goodman, as well as Dave Wills, also chimed in on the show. Click here for the archive.

Tonightâ<80><99>s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, with hosts Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, along with Tim Dix, presents opinion-based commentary on top stories across the world of pro wrestling and will be joined by J.J. Dillon. We will also have a special announcement. The show begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is also presented by the GWH Radio Network.

World Wrestling Entertainment results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, LA, on January 5: Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson; Nikki Bella over Natalya; Kizarny over MVP; Umaga over Edge; Vladimir Kozlov over Jimmy Wang Yang; Shelton Benjamin over Hurricane Helms and R-Truth in a three-way match; and the Undertaker over the Big Show in a cage match.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, LA, on January 4: Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson; Brie Bella over Natalya; Kizarny over MVP; Umaga over Hurricane Helms; Jeff Hardy over Edge; Vladimir Kozlov over Jimmy Wang Yang; Shelton Benjamin over R-Truth; and the Undertaker over the Big Show in a cage match.

The final overall rating for Mondayâ<80><99>s edition of WWEâ<80><99>s RAW was 3.4.

Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, 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: Chavo Guerrero, Sr. (1949), Scott LeDoux (1949), C.W. Anderson (1971), and James Beard.

Today In Memoriam: Bronko Nagurski (81, 1990), Sam Menacker (79, 1994), Gary Albright (34, 2000), and Mighty Igor (70, 2002).

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 7, 1931 (WEDNESDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Middlekauff defeated Marshall Blackstock > George Zaharias defeated Paul Harper

JANUARY 7, 1936 (TUESDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Dick Lever > Boxing Match: Cy Williams defeated Karl Davis by disqualification in third round > Pete Sauer defeated Rudy Strongberg

JANUARY 7, 1938 (FRIDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ali Baba defeated Angelo Cistoldi by disqualification > Babe Zaharias defeated Tom Marvin > Milo Steinborn defeated Pete Schuh

JANUARY 7, 1944 (FRIDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones defeated Otto Schnabel > Joe Vitale defeated Al Galento > The Black Panther defeated Jack Dillon / Notes: This would turn out to be Sammy Friedmanâ<80><99>s final card as Atlanta promoter.

JANUARY 7, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) ��” MARIETTA, GA ��” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ��” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward and Red Dugan wrestled to a draw > Jack Blackstock defeated George Schnabel > Mr. X defeated Spike Davis

JANUARY 7, 1955 (FRIDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Oâ<80><99>Toole and Jack Bowers wrestled to a draw > Dizzy Davis defeated Paul DeGaulle > Chief Big Heart defeated Tokyo Joe > Don McIntyre defeated Jerry Graham

JANUARY 7, 1957 (MONDAY) ��” COLUMBUS, GA ��” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Donn Lewin versus Red McIntyre > Jackie Nichols versus Pierre LaSalle > Tom Drake & Red McIntyre versus Mark & Donn Lewin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 7, 1961 (SATURDAY) ��” MARIETTA, GA ��” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Miller, Red Dugan & Skull Murphy versus Farmer Powell, Adrien Baillargeon & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 7, 1963 (MONDAY) ��” AUGUSTA, GA ��” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Bronko Lubich > Mike Paidousis versus Lenny Montana > Chief Little Eagle versus the Bat / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Bronko Lubich.

JANUARY 7, 1964 (TUESDAY) ��” MACON, GA ��” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ��” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Morrow defeated Black Monster #2 > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Jack Vansky & Greg Peterson > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Ann Spencer defeated Sweet Georgia Brown > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Choo-Choo Lynn* defeated Black Monster #1 / Notes: It is unclear as to how Choo-Choo Lynn came to be recognized as Southeastern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Luke Graham defending the title against Bob Morrow on December 18, 1963, in Columbus.

JANUARY 7, 1966 (FRIDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Costello & Louie Tillet defeated Ken Hollis & Derrell Cochran > Eric & Karl Von Brauner defeated Bruce Austin & Silento Rodriguez > Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle defeated Don Carson & Chin Lee > $1,000 Challenge Match: Dale Lewis defeated Sputnik Monroe / Notes: Bruce Austin & Silento Rodriguez substituted for Billy & Bad Boy Hines in the match with Eric & Karl Von Brauner. Saul Weingeroff managed the Von Brauners. Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Sputnik Monroe, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. According to the program for this card, Roy Elrod had replaced Howard Haire as Commissioner. On this same night, Gene Kiniski won the NWA World Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Lou Thesz on January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO.

JANUARY 7, 1969 (TUESDAY) ��” MACON, GA ��” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Burns and Corsica Jean wrestled to a draw > Seiji Sakaguchi defeated Mario Galento > The Professional defeated Bob Armstrong > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Gene Kiniski* defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Gene Kiniski had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Lou Thesz on January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO.

JANUARY 7, 1972 (FRIDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Haystacks Calhoun defeated Mr. X, Klondike Bill, Bill Dromo, Buddy Colt, Oki Shikina, Karl Von Stroheim, Dick Steinborn, Bob Armstrong, Billy Spears, Flash Monroe, Bill White, Joe Turco, the Champ, Cisco Grimaldo, El Mongol, Jimmy Dancing Bear, Alex Medina, Pat Kelly, and Mike Kelly > Haystacks Calhoun defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $2,500. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim and Mr. X. According to the program for this card, Paul Jones was still in St. Josephâ<80><99>s Infirmary, but was showing signs of improvement. El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.

JANUARY 7, 1975 (TUESDAY) ��” MACON, GA ��” MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ronnie Paul defeated Mark Starr > Chuck Oâ<80><99>Connor defeated Derrell Cochran > Jimmy Golden defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Jimmy Golden & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Mighty Yankees > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Man Mountain Blackwell > Cage Match (No TL): Ricky Gibson defeated Ron Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt.

JANUARY 7, 1977 (FRIDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Killer Brooks > Bob Backlund defeated Charlie Fulton > Scott Irwin defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Black Atlas > Dick Slater, Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Thunderbolt Patterson, Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

JANUARY 7, 1978 (SATURDAY) ��” ATLANTA, GA ��” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich defeated Jim Dalton > Bob Armstrong versus Abdullah the Butcher ended in a double disqualification > Charlie Cook defeated Abdul Zataar > Tape: Billy Graham versus Frankie Williams > Stan Hansen defeated Randy Alls / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. The match between Bob Armstrong and Abdullah the Butcher ended when Pak Song charged the ring and attacked both Abdullah and Rock Hunter. Armstrong saved the Butcher from the attack, and Abdullah found himself being cheered.

JANUARY 7, 1979 (SUNDAY) ��” MACON, GA ��” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Dusek defeated Bill Starr > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Bryan St. John > Rufus R. Jones defeated Luke Graham > Stan Hansen & the Masked Superstar versus Bugsy McGraw & Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest > Macon Heavyweight Title Match versus $1,000: Wahoo McDaniel defeated King Kong Mosca* by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Jack & Jerry Brisco* defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff

JANUARY 7, 1980 (MONDAY) ��” AUGUSTA, GA ��” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben ��” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Battle Royal: Wendi Richter (Winner) > Steve Travis defeated Eddy Mansfield > Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Toru Tanaka & Killer Khan > Tony Atlas defeated Tom Shaft > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Austin Idol > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco > Cage Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Tommy Rich > Cage Match: Ole Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan and Toru Tanaka.

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.

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