Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-26-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/25-26/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s SmackDown crew will be at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC, 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. Also advertised: Shelton Benjamin, Michelle McCool, Primo Colon, Carlito, Maryse, R-Truth, MVP, Umaga, and the Great Khali. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWEâ<80><99>s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho; Shawn Michaels versus Randy Orton; and Matt Hardy defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Jack Swagger. Also advertised: William Regal, John Morrison, Mark Henry, Tony Atlas, Cody Rhodes, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, CM Punk, Cryme Tyme, the Miz, Finlay, Hornswoggle, Kane, Layla, Manu, Melina, Kelly Kelly, and the Boogeyman. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

The lineup for tonightâ<80><99>s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from WWE, is as follows: Shelton Benjamin defends the WWE US Heavyweight Title against Hurricane Helms; Chavo Guerrero, Jr., versus Triple H; Brian Kendrick versus Carlito; Michelle McCool defends the WWE Divas Title against Maryse; MVP versus the Great Khali; Jimmy Wang Yang versus Vladimir Kozlov; and Jeff Hardy defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against the Big Show. This was taped on December 22 in Toronto, ON.

An updated lineup for Total Nonstop Actionâ<80><99>s Genesis PPV, which will be broadcast live from the Cricket Arena in Charlotte, NC, on January 11, is as follows: Mick Foley, A.J. Styles & Brother Devon versus Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash & Booker T; Sting defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Rhino; Kurt Angle versus Jeff Jarrett; Awesome Kong defends the TNA Womenâ<80><99>s Title against Christy Hemme in a lumberjack match; and the finals of the tournament for the vacant TNA X Division Title.

Ring of Honor will be at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA, tonight. Advertised: Bryan Danielson versus Jerry Lynn; Austin Aries versus Naomichi Marufuji; a three-way tag team match featuring Nigel McGuinness & Claudio Castagnoli, the American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards, with Larry Sweeney), and Mark & Jay Briscoe; Brent Albright & Roderick Strong versus Kensuke Sasaki & Katushiko Nakajima; Erick Stevens versus Chris Hero, with Sweeney; Necro Butcher, Kevin Steen & El Generico versus Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black & Delirious; Rhett Titus versus Kenny Omega; and Go Shiozaki versus Takeshi Morishima. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena (5000 Burnham Blvd) in Columbus, GA, tonight with a 7:30pm bell time. Advertised: Deathrow vs. Champion Iceberg in a steel cage for the NWA Prime Time Heavyweight Championship. Bulldog Raines vs. Colt Derringer in hangman’s noose match inside a steel cage. The only way to win the match is to hang your opponent from a rope in the corner. Marty Jannetty vs. Travis Sawyer in a challenge re-match with special stipulations to be announced at match time. Bad Company’s David Young & Chris Stevens vs. Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance. Micah & Tracy Taylor vs. Sal Rinauro & Genni Wright (with Coach Donovan). Chip Day & Kyle Matthews vs. the debuting Exotic Ones. For ticket information, call (706) 570-3978.

The Georgia Wrestling Federation will be at the GWF Arena in Trion, GA, tonight.

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

Showtime All-Star Wrestling will be at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, 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.

GWH sends best wishes to Chris Harris (1973) and Rhaka Khan (1981), who celebrated birthdays yesterday. GWH wishes a happy birthday today to Dennis â<80>~Mideonâ<80><99> Knight (1968).

Yesterday in Memoriam: Sangre India (23, 1979), Wilbur Snyder (62, 1991), Omer Marchessault (83, 1996), Rick Bolton (49, 2000), Mike Davis (47, 2001), and Steve Dalton (2005). Today in Memoriam: â<80>~Gorgeousâ<80><99> George Wagner (48, 1963) and Danny Fargo (44, 2003).

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.

DECEMBER 25 NOSTALGIA

DECEMBER 25, 1917 (TUESDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” LIBERTY THEATRE (Max Bauman â<80>” Promoter) > Strangler Lewis defeated Constant LeMarin at 85:30 (2-0) / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.

DECEMBER 25, 1920 (SATURDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman â<80>” Promoter) > Charley Cutler and Rolando Heracle wrestled to a draw

DECEMBER 25, 1936 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Tony Papalino versus Bad Boy Brown > Farmer Mack versus Chin Lee > Petro Rossi versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 25, 1953 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Smith defeated Joe Kirkland > Leo Numa defeated Donn Lewin > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Terry Majors defeated Carole Carota > Tex Riley defeated Karl Kowalski > Mike Clancy defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification

DECEMBER 25, 1959 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Averoff defeated Ed Sharpe > Mike Paidousis defeated Nick Roberts > Adrien Baillargeon and Gorgeous George wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie* by disqualification to win title / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dickie Gunkel on December 11, 1959, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 25, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Andrea Swenson defeated Betty Ross by forfeit > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated the Inferno by disqualification > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated the Black Monsters (2-1) > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Bob Eisenburg & Bob Morrow defeated Luke Graham & Al Galento* to win title (2-1) / Notes: Andrea Swenson was declared the winner of the match against Betty Ross when the latter failed to appear. Per a stipulation in the match between Billy & Bad Boy Hines and the Black Monsters, the Monster who was pinned in the third fall was supposed to unmask. However, he refused, so the Hinesâ<80><99> and the referee forcibly removed it, but the other Monster covered his head with a towel before identification could be made. The Inferno was disqualified in his match against Choo-Choo Lynn for throwing fire. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno. Luke Graham & Al Galento had been the reigning Southeastern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Lonnie Brown & Bob Morrow in a tournament final on November 6, 1963, in Columbus. The Columbus Ledger noted that Choo-Choo Lynn was the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion. Lynn had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hannigan on July 30, 1963, in Macon. This version of the title and the one that would later extend from 1964 through 1981 were not the same.

DECEMBER 25, 1964 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa defeated Chief Little Eagle by countout > Buddy Fuller, Cousin Alfred & Sputnik Monroe defeated Don Fargo, Bob Eisenburg & Paul DeGaulle > Southern Tag Team Title Match: the Mysterious Medics* defeated Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento* defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: The Mysterious Medics had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat on November 20, 1964, in Atlanta. Mario Galento had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta. The Scufflinâ<80><99> Hillbillies had been advertised, but only Cousin Alfred from the team appeared.

DECEMBER 25, 1965 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Greg Peterson > Cousin Alfred defeated Johnny King > Mike Paidousis and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Dale Lewis defeated Ken Hollis > Buddy Fuller & Sputnik Monroe defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

DECEMBER 25, 1968 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco versus Mario Galento > Mike Burns versus the Professional > Ramon Torres versus Tank Morgan > Bill Dromo versus Seiji Sakaguchi > Dick Steinborn versus Stan Vachon / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 25, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Assassins* to win title / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Alberto & Ramon Torres on November 22, 1968, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 25, 1970 (FRIDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no information has been found.

DECEMBER 25, 1971 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol defeated Bill White > Dick Steinborn and Buddy Colt wrestled to a draw > Mr. X defeated Alex Medina > Jimmy Dancing Bear and Karl Von Stroheim wrestled to a draw / Notes: This episode was the debut of â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80>, hosted by Ed Capral, on WTCG Channel 17. After having been on Channel 11 since May 1954, Ray Gunkel had become increasingly frustrated with the late time slots and constant movement thereof. On behalf of management, he negotiated a deal with Ted Turner, who had purchased WTCG in 1970. Earlier in 1971, WTCG became the first local station to launch 24 hours of television daily, and was interested in bringing professional wrestling in to fill time. It didnâ<80><99>t hurt that he was also somewhat of a wrestling fan himself. This move for the promotion would ultimately make â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> a much larger company, and played a vital role in the growth of Turnerâ<80><99>s station as well. The program would air from 6:00 to 7:00 PM for several years.

DECEMBER 25, 1971 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Joe Turco by disqualification > Bill White & Oki Shikina defeated Harry Smith & Roberto Soto > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Diamond Lil defeated Darling Dagmar > Dick Steinborn and Mr. X wrestled to a draw > Tornado Tag Team Match (No DQ / No TL): El Mongol & Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated the Assassins / Notes: Jimmy Dancing Bear participated in an autograph session for fans.

DECEMBER 25, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD FAIRGROUNDS (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Graduate versus the Champ > Johnny Ringo versus the Cougar > Jack Armstrong versus Gorilla Watts > Ray Candy versus Lanny Poffo > Thunderbolt Patterson versus the Enforcer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed the Enforcer.

DECEMBER 25, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leon Ogle defeated the Zebra Kid > Sputnik Monroe versus Gorgeous George, Jr., ruled a no contest > The Samoans defeated Derrell Cochran & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Bill Dromo defeated Luke Graham > Robert Fuller defeated J.C. Dykes > No TL / No DQ Match: Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated the Super Infernos / Notes: It was reported that 5,500 were in attendance for this card. Gary Hart managed Rasputin & the Samoans. J.C. Dykes was handcuffed to Bill Dromo during the match between Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller and the Super Infernos. Dykes managed the Infernos. There were two referees for the match.

DECEMBER 25, 1974 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco defeated Ronnie Paul > Roberto Soto defeated the Professional > Mixed Tag Team Match: Derrell Cochran & Darling Dagmar defeated Billy Spears & Diamond Lil > Assassin #2 defeated Ken Patera > No TL Match: Ron Garvin defeated Ricky Gibson > Rocky Johnson defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Rocky Johnson defeated Bearcat Wright by disqualification / Notes: Ronnie Paul substituted for Robert Fuller in the match with Joe Turco. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

DECEMBER 25, 1976 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated El Gaucho at 9:30 > Mike Stallings defeated Two-Ton Harris > Dean Ho defeated Jerry Stubbs > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Terry Shane defeated Donna Christianello > Black Atlas defeated Killer Brooks > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Dean Ho substituted for Paul Orndorff in the match with El Gaucho. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper. Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.

DECEMBER 25, 1977 (SUNDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Cook versus Butch Malone > Ted & Jerry Oates versus Jim Dalton & the Invader > Raymond Rougeau versus Randy Savage > Bob Armstrong & Ernie Ladd versus Pak Song & Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet* defeated Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen* versus Dick Slater / Notes: Aside from the match between Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet and Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

DECEMBER 25, 1977 (SUNDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs and Richard Blood wrestled to a draw > Butch Malone defeated Ted Allen > Bob Armstrong defeated Randy Savage > Tony Atlas & Ernie Ladd versus Pak Song & Abdullah the Butcher ruled a no contest > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet* versus Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Stan Hansen* by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

DECEMBER 25, 1978 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Wenona Little Heart defeated Suzette Ferrier > Battle Royal: Tommy Rich (Winner) > One-Night Tournament: Pierre Lefebvre and Bryan St. John wrestled to a draw; King Kong Mosca defeated Pierre Lefebvre; Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Bryan St. John; Luke Graham defeated Bugsy McGraw; Rufus R. Jones defeated Kurt Von Hess; Mosca defeated Wrestling #1; Jones defeated Graham; Jones defeated Mosca to win tournament > Taped Fist Match: Ole Anderson defeated Thunderbolt Patterson > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar ruled a no contest / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal and the tournament.

DECEMBER 25, 1979 (TUESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis versus Tom Shaft > Kevin Sullivan versus Mr. Boston > Georgia Television Title Match: Austin Idol* versus Tommy Rich > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* versus Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson > Bill Dromo versus Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Tony Atlas > Cage Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 25, 1979 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis and Toru Tanaka wrestled to a draw > Tommy Rich & Ray Candy defeated Ernie Ladd & Ox Baker > Judo Jacket Match: Killer Khan defeated Bob Armstrong > Georgia Television Title Match: Ric Flair versus Austin Idol* ruled a no contest > WWWF Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Backlund* defeated Kevin Sullivan > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Tony Atlas > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): the Masked Superstar* defeated Dick Slater > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* by disqualification > Cage Match (Loser Must Unmask): Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Gene Anderson and Tom Shaft were the special referees for the match between Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson and Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff. As part of the stipulation, the imposter Mr. Wrestling #2 was forced to unmask following the match with the real Mr. Wrestling #2, and was identified as Joe Powell. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan and Toru Tanaka.

DECEMBER 25, 1980 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve O defeated Tom Stanton > Terry Taylor defeated Alexis Smirnoff > Steve Keirn defeated Assassin #1 > Jos LeDuc defeated Jerry Brisco > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tony Atlas* defeated Kevin Sullivan > National Heavyweight Title Match: the Mongolian Stomper* defeated Jack Brisco > No DQ Match: Ted DiBiase, Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier defeated the Freebirds > Judo Jacket Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Saito / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

DECEMBER 25, 1981 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Bass defeated Ted Oates > Jimmy Garvin defeated Terry Gordy by disqualification > Buzz Sawyer versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest > Austin Idol defeated Michael Hayes > Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated Kevin Sullivan & Ox Baker > Leroy Brown, Big Red & Andre the Giant defeated the Assassin, the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > Tommy Rich defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Dusty Rhodes / Notes: There were two referees for the match between Austin Idol and Michael Hayes.

DECEMBER 25, 1982 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Gibbs defeated Ken Timbs > Joe Lightfoot and Les Thornton wrestled to a draw > Johnny Rich defeated Chick Donovan > Tommy Rich defeated the Iron Sheik > Stan Hansen, Tito Santana & Andre the Giant defeated the Great Kabuki, the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > The Moondogs versus the Wild Samoans ended in a double disqualification > Russian Chain Match: Ivan Koloff defeated Paul Orndorff > Cage Hair Match: Butch Reed defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: It was reported that 13,000 were in attendance for this card. Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki. Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans. J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.

DECEMBER 25, 1983 (SUNDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang versus Little Tokyo > Ron Garvin versus Chick Donovan > National Television Title Match: Jake Roberts* versus Pez Whatley > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Les Thornton* versus Tommy Rogers > Brett Sawyer, Tommy & Johnny Rich versus Paul Ellering & the Road Warriors > Buzz Sawyer versus King Kong Bundy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and the Road Warriors.

DECEMBER 25, 1983 (SUNDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated Little Tokyo > Buzz Sawyer defeated the Sheik > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Les Thornton* defeated Tommy Rogers > National Television Title Match: Brett Sawyer defeated Jake Roberts* > National Heavyweight Title Loser Leaves Match: Ted DiBiase* defeated Tommy Rich > Stan Hansen & Bugsy McGraw defeated the Road Warriors by disqualification > Lights Out Match: Buzz Sawyer defeated Paul Ellering / Notes: Brett Sawyer did not defeat Jake Roberts in the first fifteen minutes, so the title did not change hands. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and the Road Warriors.

DECEMBER 25, 1984 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon â<80>” Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > David Sammartino versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Mike Rotundo versus Spot > Barry Windham versus Rex > Tony Atlas versus Terry Gibbs > WWF Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: Wendi Richter* versus Judy Martin > Blackjack Mulligan versus the Iron Sheik > WWF World Tag Team Title Match: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch* versus Jack & Jerry Brisco > WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan* defeated Paul Orndorff / Notes: Aside from the match between Hulk Hogan and Paul Orndorff, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

DECEMBER 26 NOSTALGIA

DECEMBER 26, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club â<80>” Promoters) > John Mauldin defeated Eddie Wagner > Tony Padrone and Son Almand wrestled to a draw > Bull Smith defeated Red Dugan > Harry Nixon defeated Sammy Miller

DECEMBER 26, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart â<80>” Promoter) > Jimmy Wallich defeated Cyclone Copley (2-1) > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* defeated Eddie Chebera / Notes: Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since May 9, 1933.

DECEMBER 26, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA â<80>” SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Battle Royal featuring Pedro Torres, Joe Wolfe, Harry Nixon, Dink Almand, and George Taylor > George Taylor and Pedro Torres wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Dink Almand defeated Joe Wolfe (2-0) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

DECEMBER 26, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Galento defeated Hiram King > Bill Collins defeated Tiny Oxford > Nick Carter defeated Babe Zaharias > Tom Mahoney and Charlie Harben wrestled to a draw > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Al Massey > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Catherine Simpson defeated Tammie Huckabee > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Herb Welch* defeated Jimmy Lott / Notes: Hiram King, who wrestled Al Galento, was a fan chosen from the crowd accepting Galentoâ<80><99>s challenge. Herb Welch had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he defeated Tex Riley on July 22, 1947, in Nashville, TN.

DECEMBER 26, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele & Babe Zaharias defeated Red Dugan & Red McIntyre > Mayes McLain defeated Jerry Graham > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Violet Viann defeated Mars Bennett > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Leslie Carlton by disqualification / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since September 19, 1952. Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between McIntyre and Leslie Carlton. James Hartley managed Carlton.

DECEMBER 26, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham versus Jackie Nichols > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Catherine Simpson versus Beverly Morris > Don Roche versus Jack Steele > Mixed Tag Team Match: Jerry Graham & Catherine Simpson versus Jackie Nichols & Beverly Morris / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 26, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Averoff defeated Bob Shipp by disqualification > Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel, Chris Averoff & Chief Little Eagle defeated Bob Shipp, Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien & Ali Bey > Freddie Blassie defeated Don McIntyre / Notes: There were two referees for the match between Freddie Blassie and Don McIntyre.

DECEMBER 26, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gypsy Joe versus Chief Little Eagle > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Marie Martinez versus Fran Gravette > Mickey Blassie versus Tiny Evans / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 26, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter) Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Don Fargo and Billy Strong joined Capral to announce that they were brothers and would begin using their actual names, Jack and Bob Dalton, respectively.

DECEMBER 26, 1965 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cousin Willie versus the Red Shadow > Ken Hollis versus Derrell Cochran > Don Carson versus Mario Galento > Dale Lewis versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 26, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Kentuckian defeated Kenny Mack at 6:00 > Mario Galento defeated Karl Von Stroheim > The Gauchos defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines

DECEMBER 26, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Mike Burns > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Paula Kaye & Bette Boucher defeated Marie Laverne & Vicky Williams > Paul DeMarco, Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell & Buddy Colt defeated Leo Garibaldi, Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Doug Gilbert > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Assassins / Notes: Tim Geohagen substituted for Randy Curtis in the match with Mike Burns. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt.

DECEMBER 26 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Griffin defeated Jerry Oates > Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert and Mr. Ito & the Great Ota wrestled to a draw > The Assassins defeated Chief Little Eagle & El Mongol > Luke Graham defeated Dick Steinborn > Ray Gunkel & Freddie Blassie defeated Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell & Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt. Charlie Harben and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

DECEMBER 26, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Tag Team Match: Willie Wilson & Bobo Johnson defeated Johnny Reb & Little Tokyo > Roy Lee Welch defeated Jerry Valentine > Don Curtis defeated Jack Evans > Sputnik Monroe defeated Eddie Graham > Bob Armstrong defeated Rocket Monroe

DECEMBER 26, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles defeated Wildman Davis > Tony Garea defeated Otto Von Heller > Les Thornton defeated Dudley Clements > Jay Strongbow defeated Luke Graham > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter & Moondog Mayne > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* versus the Spoiler / Notes: Terry Funk and the Spoiler were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jay Strongbow substituted for Jerry Brisco in the match with Luke Graham. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

DECEMBER 26, 1976 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Steamboat defeated El Gaucho > Tony Parisi & Raymond Rougeau defeated Bill Howard & Killer Brooks > Bill Dromo defeated the Mongolian Stomper by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Dick Slater > Terry Funk defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper. Bobby Simmons was credited as being a referee for this card.

DECEMBER 26, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated the Invader > Charlie Cook & Richard Blood defeated Randy Savage & Jim Dalton > Ole Anderson defeated Tony Atlas > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Stan Hansen defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

DECEMBER 26, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted & Jerry Oates versus the Medics > Tommy Rich versus the Challenger > Bob Armstrong versus Stan Hansen > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus Ole Anderson > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: King Kong Mosca* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 26, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Timbs versus the French Angel > Terry Taylor versus Buzz Sawyer > Ted & Jerry Oates versus Carl Fergie & Ox Baker > Texas Death Match: Michael Hayes versus the Super Destroyer > Canadian Lumberjack Match: Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 26, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Garvin versus the Big O > Mixed Tag Team Match: Ricky Harris & Leilani Kai versus El Gran Apollo & Sherri Martel > Brad Armstrong versus Austin Idol > Kevin Sullivan & Wayne Farris versus Big Red & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Canadian Lumberjack Match: Bob Armstrong versus Terry Gordy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

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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