NEWS and NOTES
The Wrestling Observer obtained a letter from Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman to Dr. John Walters, Director of the Office of the National Drug Control Policy. Waxman, who began investigating drug testing practices in professional wrestling after the June 2007 Benoit killings, is requesting Waltersâ<80><99> office look into it further as he leaves his current position to head the Energy and Commerce Committee. Click here for the text contained in the letter.
World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s RAW/ECW crew will be in Lake Charles, LA, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, tonight. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Randy Orton; Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio versus Mike Knox & Kane; and Matt Hardy defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Jack Swagger. Also on the bill: CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, William Regal, Layla, Cryme Tyme, John Morrison, the Miz, Mark Henry, Tony Atlas, Beth Phoenix, Santino Marella, the Boogeyman, Ricky Ortiz, and Melina. Bell time is 7:00 PM.
WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown crew will be in Tyler, TX, at the Oil Palace tonight. Advertised: the Undertaker versus the Big Show in a cage match. It is also advertised that Matt Hardy will defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Mark Henry in an extreme rules match, but with ECW not being on this card, and Hardy billed in Lake Charles, this match is obviously not taking place. Bell time is 7:30 PM.
WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on January 2: Kofi Kingston over Dolph Ziggler; John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; William Regal over CM Punk, with an assist from Layla, to retain the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; Beth Phoenix over Melina; Mike Knox & Kane over Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio; and John Cena over Randy Orton to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Sunday: July 7-8, in Tokyo, JP, at n*ppon Budokan.
NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, at 4236 Level Grove Road, tonight. Advertised: The People’s Victory Celebration with the new Anarchy Heavyweight Champion Shadow Jackson, NWA Anarchy TV Title Match: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Seth Delay, NWA Anarchy Tag Team Championship Match: New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) (c) vs. The Technicians (Bobby Moore & Tyler Smith), Kimo (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Billy Buck, for the Young Lion’s Title: Azrael (c) (with The Reverend) vs. Malachi, Phil Shatter (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Hayden Young plus an update on the situation involving NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer and Melissa Coates, a medical update on Slim J, Don Matthews finally gets his hands on “The Feature Presentation”, Devil’s Rejects react to their Season’s Beating failures, and Shaun Tempers road alone begins. Bell time is 8pm.
The American Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in Chipley, FL, tonight.
ATL Wrestling will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.
Championship Wrestling will be at the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, TN, tonight.
CWF Mid-Atlantic will be at the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC, tonight.
Dirty South Pro Wrestling will be at the East Brewton Civic Center in East Brewton, AL, tonight.
Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Palmerdale Community Center in Pinson, AL, tonight.
I Believe in Wrestling will be at the Downtown Orlando Rec. Complex in Orlando, FL, tonight.
New Blood Wrestling will be at the Newbern Entertainment Center in Newbern, TN, tonight.
Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, tonight.
The Southern Wrestling Association will be at the Old Mooresboro Gym in Mooresboro, NC, tonight.
Tennessee Championship Wrestling will be at the Shouns School in Mountain City, TN, tonight.
The Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation will be at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, TN, tonight.
Ultimate Wrestling will be at the American Legion Post #33 in Pensacola, FL, tonight.
Zone Championship Wrestling will be at the Boys & Girls Club in Asheboro, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todayâ<80><99>s Birthdays: Lord Littlebrook (1929), Jim Ross (1952), Vic Grimes (1963), and New Jack (1963).
Today In Memoriam: Buddy Knox (55, 1970), Big City Mike (38, 1997), and Kung Fu (49, 2001).
Alternative Pro Wrestling results from January 2 in Royston, GA, at the Cherry Street Gym: Kareem Abdul Jamar & Bo Newsome defeated Thunderfoot #3 & Scott Tubbs. North Georgia Champion Chris King defeated Dustin Michaels by DQ. John Carnage defeated B.J. Hancock. Jacob Ashworth revealed that he cancelled the plane ticket for J.T. Talent’s secret admirer and refuses to release the funds for the ticket until Talent resumes active wrestling for APW. Talent agreed to compete later in the evening in order to get the plane ticket funding approved for next week’s show. Anthony Henry & Brandon Parker defeated The Franchise when 1/2 of APW Tag Team Champions Strictnyn attacked Ryan Michaels. Don Matthews defeated Adryan Hawkins. J.T. Talent defeated Taco Delgado. Seth Delay defeated Skirra Corvus and Billy Buck to become Southern States Champion in a 3-way elimination match. To see just how all this went down, check out the first edition of APWâ<80><99>s Aftershock for 2009 here.
United States Wrestling Organization results from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, on January 2 with a reported 103 in attendance: Chris Norte beat Traken Mathias and Travis Starr and Steven Green and Convict Clown in a 5-way when Norte pinned Mathias. USWO Jr. Champion Jason Xavier beat Lee Cross. Damien Payne & Josh Crowe beat Psycho Medic & Shawn Hoodrich when Payne pinned Hoodrich. Steven Green beat Traken Mathias. USWO Tag Team Champions Saint & Tim Renesto beat Shane Eden & Derrick Neal when Saint pinned Eden. Mitch Ryder beat Michael Jablonski in a 2/3 fall match to win the USWO Championship. L.T. Falk beat Jeremiah Plunkett in a “loser leaves USWO” match. Falk also worked twice at the Showtime All-Star Wrestling taping across town, losing to Derrick King and teaming with Drew Haskins in losing to Chris Michaels & Sean Casey. Michaels was announced as appearing at the USWO/ATL event tonight.
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JANUARY 3, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mayes McLain defeated Henry Piers > Frank Judson and Milo Steinborn wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Frank Speer defeated Herman Hickman (2-1)
JANUARY 3, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” JEWISH PROGRESSIVE CLUB (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > Hugh Ward versus Red Dugan > Sammy Miller versus Bill Collins > Tony Padrone versus Harry Nixon > George Romanoff versus George Harben / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Matches were presented by the Jewish Progressive Club for members, their wives and friends.
JANUARY 3, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Pat Williams versus Pat Oâ<80><99>Brien > No TL Match: Red Dugan versus Young Londos > John Mauldin versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JANUARY 3, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Shadow defeated Earl Wampler > Tom Mahoney and Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre & Johnny Long defeated Charlie Harben & Wally Greb > Bibber McCoy defeated Jim Coffield
JANUARY 3, 1949 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross â<80>” Promoter) > Charlie Harben and Mile High Ross wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Bill Collins defeated Jack Dillon (2-0) > Tiny Oxford defeated Jim Coffield by countout
JANUARY 3, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Harmon versus Ivan Petroff > Jerry Graham defeated Harry Smith by disqualification / Notes: Johnny Harmon and Ivan Petroff were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
JANUARY 3, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marco Polo defeated Al Galento > Boris & Nicoli Volkoff defeated Ray Gunkel & Jackie Nichols > No DQ Match: the Mighty Yankee defeated Don McIntyre
JANUARY 3, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrien Baillargeon defeated Mickey Blassie at 12:00 > Adrien Baillargeon & Tiny Evans defeated Mickey Blassie & Gypsy Joe > Chief Little Eagle defeated Freddie Blassie
JANUARY 3, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Gaullois defeated Johnny King at 12:00 > Paul Gaullois & Jan Madrid defeated Johnny King & Farmer Powell > Jerry Miller defeated Jerry Graham
JANUARY 3, 1964 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran and Corsica Joe wrestled to a draw > Tim Geohagen defeated Ivan Zukoff > Chief Little Eagle defeated Mike Paidousis > Chief Big Heart defeated Tarzan Tyler > The Assassins defeated Eddie Graham & Joe Scarpa / Notes: Following the match between Eddie Graham & Joe Scarpa and the Assassins, Tarzan Tyler charged the ring and attacked Graham, opening up a cut on his head and making him bleed badly. It was announced that Stan Stasiak, Lorenzo Parente, and Red Steiner would be wrestling on the card on January 10, 1964, and that Dick the Bruiser and the Mighty Hercules would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
JANUARY 3, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Lord Littlebrook defeated Frenchy Lamont > Bill Dromo & Bobby Hart defeated the Reptiles > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* versus Bette Boucher ruled a no contest / Notes: Professor Powell managed the Reptiles. The Reptiles were known for entering the ring with several snakes wrapped around their torsos. 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.
JANUARY 3, 1968 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: During a fan participation event, whereas fans were invited to the ring against Mr. Wrestling, Arnold Spurlin bit off part of one of Mr. Wrestlingâ<80><99>s fingertips.
JANUARY 3, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco defeated Dick Steinborn > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Joe Turco & Mike Burns > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Stan Vachon & Seiji Sakaguchi > The Assassins defeated Mario Galento & the Professional > El Mongol defeated Dale Lewis / Notes: For the match between Dale Lewis and El Mongol, both men put up $1,000. Following the match, Mongol attacked Jack Crawford, who came to ringside during the bout, and he required assistance getting to the dressing room.
JANUARY 3, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Television Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel defeated Joe Scarpa* to win title / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Joe Scarpa had been the reigning Georgia Television Champion since he defeated Assassin #2 on November 22, 1969, in Atlanta.
JANUARY 3, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson defeated Dennis Stamp > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Pat Barrett > Robert Fuller defeated Ron Garvin > No DQ Match: Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears > Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson defeated the Mighty Yankees > Assassin #2 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.
JANUARY 3, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund defeated Charlie Fulton > Scott Irwin defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Bob Backlund and Killer Brooks wrestled to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 & the Mighty Igor defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* by disqualification > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Dick Slater
JANUARY 3, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated Wee Willie Nelson > Twelve-Man Battle Royal: Bob Armstrong and Abdullah the Butcher (Co-Winners) Tommy Rich, Butch Malone, Jacques Goulet, Raymond Rougeau, Mr. Wrestling #2, Randy Savage, Tony Atlas, Stan Hansen, Dick Slater, and Pak Song also participated > Tommy Rich defeated Butch Malone > Jacques Goulet defeated Raymond Rougeau > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Randy Savage > Tony Atlas versus Stan Hansen ruled a no contest > Dick Slater defeated Pak Song > $2,000 Prize Match: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bob Armstrong / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $2,000, with the co-winners meeting in the main event for the prize. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.
JANUARY 3, 1980 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marvin Turner versus Rocket Monroe > Eddy Mansfield versus Chick Donovan > Austin Idol versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff versus Tony Atlas & Ray Candy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JANUARY 3, 1982 (SUNDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Garvin defeated the French Angel > Ron Bass defeated El Gran Apollo > National Tag Team Title Match: Bob & Brad Armstrong* defeated Kevin Sullivan & Buzz Sawyer by disqualification > Tommy Rich versus Austin Idol ended in a double countout > The Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer defeated Leroy Brown & Big Red
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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