Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-30-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/30/2008

NEWS and NOTES

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World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s SmackDown crew will be at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ, tonight. Advertised: Matt & Jeff Hardy versus Edge & the Big Show. This will be taped for Fridayâ<80><99>s broadcast on MyNetwork TV, as well as the following weekâ<80><99>s show.

WWEâ<80><99>s RAW/ECW crew will be in Portland, ME, at the Cumberland County Civic Center tonight.

Ring of Honor has announced two matches for their event at Sports Network and Fitness in Manassas, VA, on January 16. Advertised: Delirious versus the Necro Butcher in a grudge match; and Brent Albright & Erick Stevens versus Damien Wayne & Chris Escobar. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

ROH will also be at the Inman Sports Club in Edison, NJ, on January 17, with a grudge match featuring Jimmy Jacobs versus Tyler Black. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Pierre Ouelette (1967).

Today in Memoriam: Yukon Braxton (24, 2002).

Click here for a 1999 IWU match at the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA, featuring Terry Lawler versus Murder One, with Todd Wimbleton. David Young and the Notorious DOG also get in on the action. Click here for footage from an ECW taping for TNN in 1999, featuring Sabu and others, but also including M1 and Wimbleton. In 2000, Fox 5 in Atlanta did a feature on ECW, thought it leans more toward what the wrestlers wear than anything else. Steve Corino appears, among others, as does Mary Greer, the s0-called â<80>~Queen of Lycraâ<80><99>. Click here for the clip. Thanks to Todd Bathje for the footage.

Rampage Pro Wrestling results from Johnny Gâ<80><99>s in Warner Robins, GA, on December 28: Oko Nono over Kyle Matthews; A.J. Steele over Rob Adonis and Kodiak in a three-way match; Colt Derringer over Chip Day; Tracy Taylor & Sumie Sakai over Melissa Coates & Genni Wright; and Frankie Valentine, Sal Rinauro & Cru Jones over Micah Taylor, J-Rod & Johnny Gayton, with Ron Simmons.

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

DECEMBER 30, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Jack Ross defeated Al Olsen (2-0)

DECEMBER 30, 1938 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack McAdams versus Bad Boy Brown > Paddy Nolan versus Young Londos > Jack Montana versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 30, 1948 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney versus Earl Wampler > Nick Carter versus Charlie Harben > Bobby Roberts & Johnny Long versus Jim Coffield & Babe Zaharias > Red Roberts versus Thor Morgan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 30, 1949 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long defeated Earl Wampler > Jack LaRue defeated George Flynn > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Celia Blevins & Lillian Ellison defeated Juanita Coffman & Therese Theis > Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias

DECEMBER 30, 1957 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus Marco Polo > Ray Gunkel & Bibber McCoy versus Al Galento & the Mighty Yankee / Notes: Mike Paidousis and Marco Polo were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

DECEMBER 30, 1960 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gypsy Joe defeated Derrell Cochran > Adrien Baillargeon defeated Harry Smith > Cyclone Tag Team Match: Ray Gunkel & Chief Little Eagle defeated Freddie & Mickey Blassie > Special Attraction Match: Ed Capral versus Reginald Gable / Notes: Ed Capral and Reginald Gable were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It was announced that Skull Murphy would be wrestling in Atlanta in January 1961. Adrien Baillargeon participated in an autograph session for fans.

DECEMBER 30, 1961 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon versus Sky Hi Krueger > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Rita Cortez versus Brenda Scott > Mixed Tag Team Match: Brenda Scott, Red Dugan & Sky Hi Krueger versus Rita Cortez & the Bowery Boys / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 30, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: the Mighty Hercules (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or other participants for the battle royal.

DECEMBER 30, 1965 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rip Carson versus Silento Rodriguez > Billy Hines versus Chin Lee > Don Carson versus Bad Boy Hines / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

DECEMBER 30, 1967 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Kenny Mack > Midget Match: Lord Littlebrook and the Mighty Atom wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling defeated Oki Shikina > Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Mario Galento & the Kentuckian by disqualification / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

DECEMBER 30, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: Gordon Solie, who had been the host of televised wrestling in Florida for many years, began his long run as host of â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> on this episode. He was with the company through July 1984.

DECEMBER 30, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Mighty Yankee #1 by disqualification > Joe Turco defeated Ricky Gibson > Jimmy Golden and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Ken Patera defeated Assassin #2 > Roger Kirby & Mighty Yankee #2 defeated Robert Fuller & Rocky Johnson / Notes: Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

DECEMBER 30, 1975 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles and Tony Garea wrestled to a draw > Les Thornton defeated Wildman Davis > Leon Ogle & Jay Strongbow defeated Luke Graham & Otto Von Heller > Bill Dromo defeated Moondog Mayne by disqualification > Dick Slater defeated Rock Hunter > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2

DECEMBER 30, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich defeated Frankie Laine > The Masked Superstar defeated Marvin Turner > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Larry Latham > Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Jim Dalton & Bryan St. John > Mr. Wrestling $2 defeated the Challenger > King Kong Mosca defeated Frank Dusek / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

DECEMBER 30, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Hall & Raymond Rougeau versus the Medics > Bob Armstrong versus Luke Graham > Tommy Rich versus King Kong Mosca > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus Ole Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that Ole Anderson put up $16,000 for the title match with Thunderbolt Patterson.

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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