Southeastern Wrestlng News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-27-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/27/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s SmackDown crew will be in Greensboro, NC, at the Greensboro Coliseum tonight. 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: Shelton Benjamin, Primo Colon, Michelle McCool, Carlito, MVP, R-Truth, and the Great Khali. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWEâ<80><99>s RAW/ECW crew will be in Trenton, NJ, at the Sovereign Bank Arena tonight. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho; Shawn Michaels versus Randy Orton; Matt Hardy defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Jack Swagger; and William Regal defends the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title against CM Punk. Also advertised: Beth Phoenix, Kofi Kingston, and Kane. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWE results from Charlotte, NC, on December 26: the Great Khali over Ryan Braddock; Shelton Benjamin over Hurricane Helms and R-Truth in a three-way match to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; Natalya & Maryse over the Bella Twins; Kizarny over MVP; Triple H over Vladimir Kozlov in a street fight match; Primo Colon & Carlito over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; Jeff Hardy over Edge to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title; and the Undertaker over the Big Show in a cage match.

Ring of Honor will be at the Manhattan Center in New York, NY, tonight. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Naomichi Marufuji; Bryan Danielson versus Takeshi Morishima; Kensuke Sasaki & Katushiko Nakajima versus Mark & Jay Briscoe; Kevin Steen & El Generico defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious; Austin Aries versus Tyler Black; a street fight featuring Brent Albright, Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong versus Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards & Go Shiozaki, with Larry Sweeney; a four-corners match featuring Chris Hero, Jerry Lynn, Rhett Titus, and Necro Butcher; and Kenny Omega versus Claudio Castagnoli. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

ROH results from Philadelphia, PA, on December 26: Kenny Omega over Rhett Titus; Chris Hero over Erick Stevens; Kensuke Sasaki & Katushiko Nakajima over Brent Albright & Roderick Strong; Takeshi Morishima over Go Shiozaki; Mark & Jay Briscoe over Nigel McGuinness & Claudio Castagnoli and the American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards, with Larry Sweeney) in a three-way tag team match; Naomichi Marufuji over Austin Aries; Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black & Delirious over Necro Butcher, Kevin Steen & El Generico; and Bryan Danielson over Jerry Lynn.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance will be at the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, tonight. Advertised: The first PWA Heritage champion will be crowned in a battle royal, including, men, women, and midgets. For the Southern cruiserweight championship, the Ultimate Dragon defends vs. J-Rod. “Action” Mike Jackson & Little Mr. Kennedy vs. the Lethal Luchador & Little Poppa Pump. Josh Magnum vs. Zach Salvation. Tickets are $10, and kids 7 and under get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

Culture Shock Wrestling will be at the Community Center in Mossy Head, FL, for “Extinction” on tonight. Matches advertised: Cameron Frost vs. Jon Ryker. Victor Cru vs. “BTY” Colby Godwin for the heavyweight championship. For the US championship, Dark Personality defends vs. T.A. Jones. Marcus Gibbs vs. Bruce Marshall. Dave Prime vs. DJ Durst. Mike Metal vs. “Supernerd” Lane Smart. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids 7-11, and free for kids 6 and under. Bell time is at 8:00.

ATL Wrestling will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.

Fusion Tradition Wrestling will be at the Stronghold in Sparta, TN, tonight.

High Velocity Wrestling will be at the HVW Arena in Hendersonville, NC, tonight.

National Championship Wrestling will be at the NCW Arena in Greenville, SC, 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.

Power Pro Wrestling will be at the Moore County Fairgrounds in Carthage, NC, tonight.

The Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation will be at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, TN, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Bill Eadie (1947), Bart Gunn (1965), Bill Goldberg (1966), and Claudio Castagnoli (1980)…Patrick Bentley (1983)

Today in Memoriam: Morris Sigel (69, 1966).

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NWA Prime Time results from Columbus, GA, on December 26: Big Nasty beat Young Tiger in 3:13; Bull Buchanan beat The Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain) via count out in 8:55; Micah Taylor & Tracy Taylor beat Josh Stone & Genni Wright (with Colt Derringer) in 12:30; Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance beat David Young & Chris Stevens in 12:38; Bulldog Raines beat Colt Derringer in a Hangmanâ<80><99>s Noose in a Cage match (12-13 minutes); and Iceberg beat Deathrow in a cage match to retain the PTPW Heavyweight Title in 19:56. Click here for a full report from Larry Goodman.

NWA Main Eventâ<80><99>s “Christmas Chaos” results from December 25 at the Tennessee State Fairgroundsâ<80><99> Nick Gulas Arena, with a reported attendance of more than 250: Shawn Shultz pinned Shane Smalls to become the new NWA Mid-America Television Champion. Steve-O & Jeff Daniels (with Dominique) beat “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert & “Playboy” Scott Hayes when O pinned Hayes. Larry Cooter defeated Chris Cain via pin fall. Jeremy Justice pinned Arachnid. Yoshi Kwan beat White Tiger via submission. Big Bully Douglas and Slade went to a double countout. Ben Jordan pinned Dante. Steven Green beat Dyron Flynn via DQ.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on December 28. 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.

New Heights Wrestling presents â<80><9c>New Years Bashâ<80> on January 10 at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL. Matches advertised: For the NHW championship, “Pretty Boy” Donnie B defends vs. “Master of the Spinebuster” David Prime. In a four-way dance for the cruiserweight championship, Milo defends vs. “the Definition of Technician” Chris Tighe and two unnamed opponents. Tickets are $7, and kids 6 and under get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

World Independent Wrestling will be at the 19th Street Boys & Girls Club in Panama City, FL, on January 17. Advertised: David Young is to make his WIW debut. More information to be announced. Advance tickets are $5 and tickets at the door are $7. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00.

World Xtreme Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Leesburg, FL, on January 17. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $10, and kids 10 and under get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

WXW will also be at the Recreation Center in Minneola, FL, on February 7. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $10, and kids 10 and under get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

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 27, 1887 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA GA â<80>” CONCORDIA HALL (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > Greco-Roman Match: John Muhler and Greek George wrestled to a draw at 1:19 (1-1) / Notes: It was reported that John Muhler won the first fall at 48:00 and Greek George won the second at 13:00. The final round ended upon a midnight curfew at 18:00. James Lynch was credited as the referee. It was reported that the winner would receive 75% of the gate money, with the loser getting the remainder. Mr. Hopper managed Muhler. Atlanta Mayor John Tyler Cooper was in attendance for this card.

DECEMBER 27, 1933 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” JEWISH PROGRESSIVE CLUB (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > Glenn Cowan versus Ambrose Cole > Bill Collins versus Young Gotch > George Romanoff versus Eddie Wagner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 27, 1937 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Tony Marino versus Young Gotch > Bill Jeffries versus Sammy Miller > Mike Cassidy versus Jack Bloomfield / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 27, 1946 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre defeated Don Lee > Jim Coffield and Bibber McCoy wrestled to a draw > Al Massey & Johnny Long defeated Jack Kelly & Earl Wampler > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Tex Riley* defeated Carlos Rodriguez / Notes: Tex Riley had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he won a tournament on July 12, 1946, in Nashville, TN.

DECEMBER 27, 1949 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Lee Savoldi & Dot Dotson versus Red Dugan & Nell Stewart > Jack Bloomfield versus the Wolfman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 27, 1954 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal featuring Gorgeous Gus, Jerry Graham, Ivan Petroff, Harry Smith, and Gordon Walker / Notes: The battle royal was to determine the matches.

DECEMBER 27, 1957 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis & Gorgeous George defeated Marco Polo & Farmer Powell > The Mighty Yankee defeated Bibber McCoy > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Gunkel* defeated Don Lee / Notes: Ray Gunkel had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Kurt Von Brawner on October 18, 1957, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 27, 1963 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Zukoff defeated Gene Anderson > Corsica Joe defeated Tim Geohagen > Chief Big Heart defeated Mike Paidousis > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Bette Boucher defeated Princess Little Cloud > Eddie Graham & Joe Scarpa defeated the Assassins / Notes: Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee on this card.

DECEMBER 27, 1968 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong and Bill Dromo wrestled to a draw > Mario Galento defeated Joe Turco > Dick Steinborn defeated Mike Burns > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Stan Vachon & Seiji Sakaguchi > Alberto & Ramon Torres and the Assassins wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title versus $1,000 Match (DQ Rule Waived): Dale Lewis defeated the Professional* to win title / Notes: Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with the Professional, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. The Professional had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Johnny Valentine on December 6, 1968, in Atlanta. It was announced that El Mongol would be wrestling on the card on January 3, 1969.

DECEMBER 27, 1969 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco and Doug Gilbert wrestled to a draw > Leo Garibaldi defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Tim Geohagen / 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 Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt. Oâ<80><99>Dell had promised Leo Garibaldi that if he defeated or at least lasted fifteen minutes against Colt, Oâ<80><99>Dell would wrestle him on January 2, 1970. Garibaldi submitted to a Colt hammerlock, but when Oâ<80><99>Dell attacked the referee following the match, Colt was disqualified and Paul Jones made the match between Oâ<80><99>Dell and Garibaldi as a punishment.

DECEMBER 27, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ronnie Hill defeated Frank Hickey > Jack Evans and Roy Lee Welch wrestled to a draw > Midget Tag Team Match: Willie Wilson & Bobo Johnson defeated Johnny Reb & Little Tokyo > Bob Armstrong defeated Sputnik Monroe > Norvel Austin & Rocket Monroe defeated Bill Dromo & Jerry Oates / Notes: Ronnie Hill substituted for Jack Welch in the match with Frank Hickey. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin.

DECEMBER 27, 1974 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Golden and Steve Keirn wrestled to a draw > Robert Fuller defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Billy Spears versus Roberto Soto ended in a double disqualification > Assassin #2 defeated the Professional > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Roger Kirby > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong* defeated Bobby Shane > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson* defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification / Notes: Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

DECEMBER 27, 1976 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated El Gaucho > Ricky Steamboat defeated Two-Ton Harris > Tony Parisi defeated Killer Brooks by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #1 & the Mighty Igor defeated Dick Slater & Ole Anderson > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2

DECEMBER 27, 1977 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs and Butch Malone wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Raymond Rougeau defeated the Invader at 17:00 > Tommy Rich defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet* by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

DECEMBER 27, 1979 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis versus Toru Tanaka > Kevin Sullivan versus Killer Khan > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff versus Tony Atlas & Ray Candy > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan and Toru Tanaka.

DECEMBER 27, 1980 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve O versus Tom Stanton > Ted DiBiase versus Michael Hayes > Robert Fuller versus the Mongolian Stomper > Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts during their match with Jack & Jerry Brisco, and Gordy and Roberts joined Hayes at the ring during his match with Ted DiBiase. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

DECEMBER 27, 1981 (SUNDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, OH â<80>” OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buzz Sawyer versus El Gran Apollo > Bob & Brad Armstrong versus the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > Terry Gordy versus Big Red > Michael Hayes versus Austin Idol > Dusty Rhodes versus the Great Kabuki > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* versus Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.

DECEMBER 27, 1982 (MONDAY) â<80>” CINCINNATI, OH â<80>” RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Iron Sheik defeated Joe Lightfoot at 12:22 > The Moondogs defeated Stan Hansen & Terry Gibbs at 8:58 > Ole Anderson defeated Les Thornton at 18:00 > Butch Reed defeated the Masked Superstar at 10:26 > Texas Tornado Tag Team Death Match: Ivan Koloff & Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff by disqualification at 10:01 / Notes: Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik.

DECEMBER 27, 1983 (TUESDAY) â<80>” CANTON, OH â<80>” CANTON CIVIC CENTER (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > National Tag Team Title Match: Brett & Buzz Sawyer* defeated the Road Warriors / Notes: Paul Ellering managed the Road Warriors.

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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