Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-28-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/28/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s RAW/ECW crew will be at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, tonight. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho in a cage match; Shawn Michaels versus Kane; Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes versus Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio; William Regal defends the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title against CM Punk; Matt Hardy defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Jack Swagger; and John Morrison & the Miz defend the WWE World Tag Team Title against Cryme Tyme. Also advertised: JBL, Beth Phoenix, Mark Henry, Santino Marella, Kelly Kelly, Finlay, and Hornswoggle. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown crew will be in Raleigh, NC, at the RBC Center today. Advertised: Jeff Hardy defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against Edge; Vladimir Kozlov versus Triple H in a street fight; and the Undertaker versus the Big Show in a cage match. Also advertised: the Great Khali, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, R-Truth, Primo & Carlito Colon, Victoria, Maryse, Eve Torres, and Michelle McCool. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

Ring of Honor results from New York, NY, on December 27: Kenny Omega over Claudio Castagnoli; Jerry Lynn over Chris Hero, Rhett Titus, and Necro Butcher in a four-corners match â<80>” Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious attacked Butcher following the match, with Kevin Steen & El Generico making the save; Kevin Steen & El Generico over Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious to retain the ROH World Tag Team Title â<80>” Jacobs and Delirious got nose-to-nose afterward before walking away; Brent Albright, Roderick Strong & Erick Stevens over Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards & Go Shiozaki â<80>” Richards, Edwards, and Larry Sweeney walked out on Shiozaki; Mark & Jay Briscoe over Kensuke Sasaki & Katushiko Nakajima â<80>” Edwards & Richards attacked the Briscoes post-match, injuring Markâ<80><99>s leg badly, and Albright, Steen & Generico hit the ring to make the save; Austin Aries over Tyler Black â<80>” Black and Jacobs, who had come to ringside during the match, got into a brawl afterward and Aries helped Jacobs pummel Black; Nigel McGuinness over Naomichi Marufuji to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Title; and Bryan Danielson over Takeshi Morishima.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, today. Advertised: In a 6-man tag match, Cru Jones, Sal Rinauro & RPW cruiserweight champion Frankie Valentine w/Charlie Cash vs. RPW Heavyweight champion Micah Taylor, J-Rod & Dr. Johnny Gayton w/Ron Simmons. Melissa Coates & Genni Wright vs. Sumie Sakai & Tracy Taylor. Tickets are $5 after 2:45. Bell time is at 4:00. For more information, call (478) 329-8002.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Tatsumi Fujinami (1954), Lanny Poffo (1954), and Wesley Holiday (1984).

Today in Memoriam: Chico Cortez (77, 1999).

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United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results for December 27 at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, where 24 attended: Derrick Neal vs. Saint went to a double countout due to brawling outside the ring. Travis Starr beat Convict Clown. Otis Bass beat Kevin Dunn (with Ronnie Vegas) by DQ when Dunn used Vegas’ cane on Bass. ATL Tag Team Champions Derrick Neal & Psycho Medic beat Damien Payne & Chris Norte when Medic pinned Norte. Damien Payne beat Derrick Neal and Anthony Wayne and Saint in an elimination match to become “King of the Stadium Inn” and get a crown. SAW Television Producer Krull and Trent Van Drisse from “Jerkin’ the Curtain” appeared at the Inn for the second half of the show.

USWO results from the Stadium Inn in Nashville for December 26, with a reported attendance of 83: Shawn Hoodrich beat Convict Clown. Lee Cross beat Psycho Medic. USWO Jr. Champion Jason Xavier beat Petey Wright and Chris Norte when Xavier pinned Norte. Super Delirious Black Ninja beat Jeremiah Plunkett. Post-match Ninja unmasked to reveal L.T. Falk, and by Ninja winning, L.T. gets his dream match next week with a “loser leaves USWO” bout with Plunkett. Saint & Tim Renesto beat Shane Eden & Derrick Neal and Damien Payne & Josh Crowe to win the vacant USWO Tag Team Championship when Saint pinned Eden. USWO Champion Michael Jablonski beat Mitch Ryder.

NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena (5000 Burnham Blvd) in Columbus, GA, on January 2. Advertised: Deathrow & Marty Jannetty vs. Travis Sawyer & Mr. Hughes. Shaun Tempers vs. Colt Derringer. Bull Buchanan & Bulldog Raines & Micah Taylor vs. Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance & PTPW Champion Iceberg. Enigma vs. Little Kane. First Round PTPW Tag Team Title Tournament Matches: 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.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Homestead Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, on January 3. Advertised: The Nasty Kritter vs. “So Fine” Frankie Valentine. “Wild Thing” Will Owens vs. Night Prowler. Jason Phoenix vs. Orion Bishop. “Tropical” Tracy Taylor vs. Genni Wright. Johnny Slaughter vs. Chrisjen Hayme. Sergeant Hammer vs. “The Masked Marvel” Dynamo. For the GCW tag championship, Joey Lightning & INHuman Fly defends vs. Jesse Pain & Mike Taylor. For the GCW championship, Scotty Blaze defends vs. Theodore Tutwiler III w/Howard C. Cross. Bell time is at 7:30.

Ultimate Wrestling presents “Revelations” at the American Legion Post 33 in Pensacola, FL, on January 3. Advertised: For the UW championship, “Brutal” Joe Gibson defends vs. “Shooter” Mike Jacobs. For the UW tag championship, The Ultimate Legends defends vs. Culture Club. Omega vs. Nick Virtue. For the Southern Championship, Cameron Frost vs. Outkast. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for military, $6 for kids 12 and under, and free for kids 5 and under and for people in wheelchairs. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00.

Total Championship Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Douglasville, GA, on January 10 for â<80><9c>New Years Blowoutâ<80>. Advertised: Ken Timbs, Jr., vs. Rick “The Kick” King. Scott Prater vs. “The Redneck Hero” Jess Wade. For the TCW tag championship, Murder One & Payne defends vs. Brian Alexander & J.W. Christian. Crystal Fire vs. “TCW Douglasville Champ” Rock-C. In a leather strap match for the TCW championship, “Pretty Boy” Floyd defends vs. “Awesome” T.C. If T.C. loses he will have to retire for one year. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-11, and free for kids under 6. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (404) 213-4632 or (770) 871-0988.

Southern States Championship Wrestling will be at the Berrien Primary School in Nashville, GA, on January 10. Advertised: There will be a 20-man battle royal to determine the #1 contender for the SSCW championship. For the SSCW Southern Heritage championship, Logan Stevens defends vs. “Hardcore” Brooks Rogers. For the SSCW Women’s championship, Samantha Steel defends vs. Kelly Foxx & Jelena. For the SSCW tag championship, The Marcs Brothers w/The Coach defends vs. Mark Zout & Torcher. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 7:30.

Global Impact Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Jacksonville, FL, on January 10. Advertised: For the GIW championship, The Super Destroyer vs. Carnage w/Rex Huntington. For the GIW tag championship, The Loggers vs. The Mississippi Hangmen vs. The Mohawk Mafia w/Rex Huntington. In a Coin Toss Grudge Match, Big Bank Barfield vs. The Nighthawk. The winner of the coin toss chooses the type of match. For more information, call (904) 445-8468.

The first Pro Wrestling Xtreme event will be at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL, on January 17. Matches advertised: Tables, Ladders & Chairs – Sandman vs. Sabu. Demolition vs. The Heartbreak Express. Tickets are $30 for Golden ringside, which is the first row, and all other ringside tickets are $20. For more information, call (407) 575-6838.

All-Star Wrestling will be at Towne Square in Spring Hill, FL, on January 17 for â<80><9c>Livin’ La Vida Locaâ<80>. Advertised: For the heavyweight championship, Joshua Masters defends vs. Nick Fame. The Virus vs. James Morrison & Evan Starsmore. In a match to determine the #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship, Aaron Epic vs. Nooie Lee. Austin Amadeus vs. Dave Logan. Joey Cujo vs. Eddie Taurus. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 & bell time is at 7:00.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the Police Athletic League in Davie, FL, on January 9. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00.

PWF will also be at The JCC in Boynton Beach, FL, on January 31. Advertised: Tommy Taylor vs. Francisco Ciatso. King Kong Fu vs. Dagon. The Luchadore champion, Prince Iaukea vs. Nick Primo. Chris Gray vs. Jon Davis. The Heartbreak Express vs. The Sons of Tonga. Chris Jones vs. Jack Manley. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 6:30.

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 28, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” EASTLAKE ARENA (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > Eddie Wagner versus Bill Ward > Dan George versus Swede Hanson > Tony Padrone versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

DECEMBER 28, 1936 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Farmer Mack defeated Tony Papalino > Doc Poole defeated Chin Lee > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Jordan defeated Petro Rossi* to win title / Notes: Petro Rossi had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated John Mauldin on December 21, 1936, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 28, 1945 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rudy Strongberg defeated Ben Bennicasa by disqualification > Laverne Baxter defeated Vic Emanuel > Laverne Baxter and Jack LaRue wrestled to a draw > Tarzan White defeated Wally Greb > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated Al Massey / Notes: Laverne Baxter replaced Al Massey in the match with Jack LaRue, as Massey substituted for George Koverly in the match with Bill Longson. Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

DECEMBER 28, 1951 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Cazzell versus Juan Hernandez > Babe Zaharias defeated Al Massey > Don McIntyre & Eddie Gossett defeated Art Nelson & Lou Plummer / Notes: Bill Cazzell and Juan Hernandez were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

DECEMBER 28, 1962 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon defeated Jose Quintero > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Fran Gravette & the Fabulous Moolah defeated Judy Grable & Margaret Garcia > Mike Paidousis and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw > World Heavyweight Title Match: Eddie Graham defeated Freddie Blassie* by disqualification / Notes: Freddie Blassie was disqualified in his match with Eddie Graham due to outside interference from Mike Paidousis. Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962. It was announced that Verne Gagne would be wrestling on the card on January 25, 1963.

DECEMBER 28, 1964 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sputnik Monroe defeated Paul DeGaulle > Bill Dromo & Mario Galento defeated the Scufflinâ<80><99> Hillbillies > Joe Scarpa defeated Jack Dalton by disqualification

DECEMBER 28, 1965 (TUESDAY) â<80>” REYNOLDS, GA â<80>” NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson versus Silento Rodriguez > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus Eric & Karl Von Brauner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

DECEMBER 28, 1968 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Seiji Sakaguchi wrestled to a draw > Dale Lewis defeated Mike Burns > Bob Armstrong defeated Joe Turco / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

DECEMBER 28, 1971 (TUESDAY) Notes: Paul Jones was rushed to St. Josephâ<80><99>s Infirmary due to coronary problems.

DECEMBER 28, 1971 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill White defeated Alex Medina > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated the Red Demon > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Bill Dromo versus Flash Monroe > Klondike Bill defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Bob Armstrong & Dick Steinborn defeated Billy Spears & Buddy Colt > Battle Royal: Bob Armstrong defeated Buddy Colt, Bill Dromo, the Red Demon (2), Jimmy Dancing Bear, Klondike Bill, Alex Medina, Flash Monroe, Billy Spears, Dick Steinborn, Karl Von Stroheim, and Bill White / Notes: Bill Dromo and Flash Monroe were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

DECEMBER 28, 1972 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATHENS, GA â<80>” J&J CENTER (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Tommy Seigler defeated Krusher Karlson > Dick Steinborn defeated Ox Baker > Rock Hunter & the Hollywood Blonds defeated Tommy Seigler, Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo

DECEMBER 28, 1973 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Luke Graham by disqualification > Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #2 and the Samoans wrestled to a draw > Jerry Lawler defeated Sputnik Monroe > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Watts defeated Freddie Blassie to retain title > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No DQ): Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr.,* defeated Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* defeated Tim Woods / Notes: Gary Hart managed Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr., & the Samoans. The match between Bill Watts defeated Freddie Blassie was a rematch from December 14, 1973.

DECEMBER 28, 1976 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard and Ted Oates wrestled to a draw > Tony Parisi defeated Two-Ton Harris > Thunderbolt Patterson, Mr. Wrestling #1 and the Mighty Igor defeated Dick Slater, Ole & Gene Anderson > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw at 60:00

DECEMBER 28, 1978 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Kurt Von Hess > Ole Anderson versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Luke Graham was also advertised.

DECEMBER 28, 1980 (SUNDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, OH â<80>” OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted DiBiase versus Steve O > Robert Fuller versus Assassin #1 > Handicap Match: Jack & Jerry Brisco versus the Freebirds > Texas Bullrope Match: Ole Anderson versus Dusty Rhodes > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* versus Tony Atlas / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 28, 1984 (FRIDAY) â<80>” SAGINAW, MI (Ole Anderson â<80>” Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > NWA World Television Title Match: Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop* to win title

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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