Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 1-2-09

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/02/2009

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, tonight. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Randy Orton. Also advertised: Rey Mysterio, Shawn Michaels, Kane, Matt Hardy, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, Cody Rhodes, William Regal, Beth Phoenix, Cryme Tyme, John Morrison, and the Miz. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: February 1, in Huntsville, AL, at the Von Braun Civic Center; February 2, in St. Louis, MO, at the Scottrade Center; February 22, in Asheville, NC, at the Asheville Civic Center; and February 27, in Long Island, NY, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

WWE has announced an event for February 27, with the SmackDown crew at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, ON.

NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena, at 5000 Burnham Blvd. in Columbus, GA, tonight. Advertised: Deathrow & Marty Jannetty vs. Travis Sawyer (with Tony Lucassio) & Mr. Hughes. Shaun Tempers vs. Colt Derringer. Bull Buchanan & Bulldog Raines & Micah Taylor vs. Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance & PTPW Champion Iceberg. Midget match, Enigma vs. Little Kane. Two Opening Round Matches in the PTPW Tag Team Tournament, Chip Day & Kyle Matthews vs. Killer Instinct (Mike Stratus & Jake Slater), and David Young & Chris Stevens vs. Ace Rockwell & Truitt Fields. Bell time is 7:30. For tickets call (706) 570-3978.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling presents a television taping tonight at the SAW Mill (1214-B Louisville Highway) in Millersville, TN. The advertised main event will be a SAW International Heavyweight Title match, Kid Kash (champion) vs. Flash Flanagan. Bootcamp Match, â<80><9c>Boogie Woogie Boyâ<80> Gary Valiant vs. â<80><9c>Maniacâ<80> Marc Anthony. High Society (Chris Michaels & Sean Casey with The Freak Squad) defend the SAW Tag Team Titles. â<80><9c>OMGâ<80> Rick Santel (with Paul Adams) vs. â<80><9c>Livewireâ<80> Nikki Vaughn. Jesse Emerson vs. Sigmon. PGWA Title match, Tracy Taylor (champion) vs. Josiane. Plus: Arrick â<80><9c>The Dragonâ<80> Andrews, Andy Douglas, Chase Stevens, Jon Michael, Drew Haskins, Chrisjen Hayme, Hammerjack, and the debut of Vordell Walker. Bell time is 8pm.

Action Packed Wrestling will be at the APW Arena in Chester, SC, tonight.

Alternative Pro Wrestling will be at the Royston Gym in Royston, GA, tonight.

The Southern Wrestling Federation will be at the SWF Arena in Tullahoma, TN, tonight.

The United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.

The Universal Wrestling Council will be at the National Guard Armory in Snow Hill, NC, 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 In Memoriam: Chief Lone Eagle (81, 1989) and Jim Casey (87, 2000).

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 2, 1929 (WEDNESDAY) Notes: John Contos was injured in a severe automobile accident near his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and never returned to promoting in Atlanta, thus canceling all events he had scheduled at the time.

JANUARY 2, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens â<80>” Promoter) > Lloyd Brown versus Smitty Anderson > Jack McAdams versus Bill Crussell > John Dameron versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 2, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (W.K. Carswell â<80>” Promoter) > Red McKlusky versus Horace Epting > Tom Mahoney versus Eddie Elzea > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* versus Warren Whitten / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Ross had been billed as the Southern Lightweight Champion since May 2, 1932.

JANUARY 2, 1934 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club â<80>” Promoters) > Ambrose Cole versus Bull Smith > Tony Padrone versus Harry Nixon > George Harben versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 2, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Indio Cherokee defeated Jack Kelly > Paul Stanlee and Bobby Roberts wrestled to a draw > Al Massey & Bibber McCoy defeated Al Galento & Tom Mahoney > Primo Carnera defeated Roland Kirchmeyer / Notes: Bobby Roberts substituted for Nick Carter in the match with Paul Stanlee.

JANUARY 2, 1951 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Lane and Red Dugan wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Violet Viann defeated Dot Dotson by disqualification > Don McIntyre defeated Honey Boy Hannigan

JANUARY 2, 1953 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham defeated Kola Kwariani > Mayes McLain defeated Mel Meiners > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Jack Steele & Babe Zaharias > Argentina Rocca defeated Gene Stanlee

JANUARY 2, 1956 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Jackie Nichols defeated Freddie Blassie* by disqualification / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Red McIntyre on November 25, 1955, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 2, 1957 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jackie Nichols versus Ike Eakins > Jerry Graham & Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien versus Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 2, 1959 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug & Johnny Gilbert defeated Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien & Ali Bey > Chief Little Eagle defeated Bob Shipp > The Great Bolo defeated Nick Roberts > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Ray Gunkel* to win title / Notes: Ray Gunkel had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on November 7, 1958, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 2, 1961 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie & Mickey Blassie versus Adrien Baillargeon & Tiny Evans > Indian Thong Match: Gypsy Joe versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 2, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Jose Quintero > Mike Paidousis versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Rito Carreon / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.

JANUARY 2, 1965 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa, Billy Hines & Silento Rodriguez versus Chris Averoff, Jack & Bob Dalton > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Mario Galento* versus Bill Dromo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mario Galento had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 2, 1966 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny King & Derrell Cochran versus Eric & Karl Von Brauner > Ken Hollis versus Chin Lee > Dale Lewis versus Mario Galento / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

JANUARY 2, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oki Shikina defeated Corsica Jean > Midget Tag Team Match: Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Lang defeated Little Bruiser & the Mighty Atom > Mario Galento & the Kentuckian defeated the Gauchos

JANUARY 2, 1970 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Kane and the Spoiler wrestled to a draw > Joe Scarpa defeated Chati Yokuchi > The Assassins defeated Don Curtis & Doug Gilbert > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt > Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell defeated Leo Garibaldi > El Mongol defeated Nick Bockwinkel / Notes: It was reported that this card was near a sellout crowd. Doug Gilbert was billed as a mystery partner to Don Curtis for the match with the Assassins. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed DeMarco & Buddy Colt. Leo Garibaldi, Eddie Smith, and Corsica Jean were credited as being referees for this card. It was announced that Les Wolff would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JANUARY 2, 1971 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Griffin and Michel Dubois wrestled to a draw > Bobby Shane defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Jack & Jim Dalton defeated Mr. Ito & the Great Ota / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt.

JANUARY 2, 1971 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: It was reported that the Assassins injured Chief Little Eagle.

JANUARY 2, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Evans and Roy Lee Welch wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Peggy Patterson > Koa Tiki defeated Duke Keomuka > Hiro Matsuda defeated Don Curtis > Bob Armstrong & Eddie Graham defeated Sputnik & Rocket Monroe

JANUARY 2, 1974 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Jones versus the Zebra Kid > Sputnik Monroe versus Rasputin > Bobby Cash & Bill Dromo versus the Samoans > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Toni Rose versus Sylvia Hackney > Leon Ogle versus J.C. Dykes > Eddie Graham & Robert Fuller versus Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr. > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Super Infernos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos. Gary Hart managed Rasputin, Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr., & the Samoans.

JANUARY 2, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skandor Akbar defeated Tony Garea > Les Thornton & Tony Charles defeated Luke Graham & Otto Von Heller > Jay Strongbow and Moondog Mayne wrestled to a draw > Brass Knuckles Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated the Spoiler* by disqualification > Dick Slater defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

JANUARY 2, 1978 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage versus Tommy Rich > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang versus Lord Littlebrook > Bob Armstrong versus Jacques Goulet > Tony Atlas versus Abdullah the Butcher > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

JANUARY 2, 1982 (SATURDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Garvin defeated Ricky Harris > Buzz Sawyer versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Bob Armstrong defeated the Great Kabuki > Brad Armstrong, Leroy Brown & Big Red defeated Kevin Sullivan, Austin Idol & the Super Destroyer > Strap Match: Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar / Notes: Buzz Sawyer and Mr. Wrestling #2 were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.

JANUARY 2, 1983 (SUNDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Lightfoot versus the Super Destroyer > Tito Santana & the Masked Superstar versus the Moondogs > Tommy Rich versus the Iron Sheik > Paul Orndorff versus Ivan Koloff > Stan Hansen & Butch Reed versus Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. 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 Oâ<80><99>Sullivan.

â<80>” GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com

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