Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-23-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/23/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment results from RAW in Toronto, ON, on December 22: Shawn Michaels over Kane; Kofi Kingston over Manu; Mickie James & Melina over Jillian Hall & Layla; JBL over Rey Mysterio by disqualification; Chris Jericho over CM Punk; and John Cena & Trish Stratus over Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix. They also had Batista forfeiting a match to Randy Orton, saying he could not wrestle due to injury, which is legitimate. Batista has a hamstring injury that will require surgery and leave him out of action for several months.

The final overall rating for Mondayâ<80><99>s edition of RAW was 3.2.

Kizarny over Curt Hawkins in a pre-show dark match.

Click here for SmackDown spoilers, taped last night in Toronto for the December 26 broadcast.

WWE has announced the following event: February 7, SmackDown in Yakima, WA, at the Yakima Valley Sundome.

The United Wrestling Association will be at the Seymour Hardware & Building Supply in Seymour, TN, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to the Great Muta (1962) and Jamie Noble (1976).

Today in Memoriam: Nick Lutze (54, 1955).

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 23, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AMERICAN LEGION (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: Clara Mortensen* versus Mildred Steele > Jack Steele versus Al Olsen > Mike Nazarian versus Billy Wolfe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Clara Mortensen had been claiming the Womenâ<80><99>s World Title since 1932, although it is unclear exactly how she came to be recognized as such. Some sources report she had defeated Barbara Ware for the title.

DECEMBER 23, 1938 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack McAdams versus Young Londos > Steve Newtry versus Paddy Nolan > Bob Anderson versus Glenn Cowan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 23, 1943 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Elvira Snodgrass & Gladys Gillem defeated Mae Weston & Mae Young > Young Londos defeated Joe Marsh by disqualification > John Mauldin defeated Jim Coffield by disqualification / Notes: Young Londos substituted for Albert Mills in the match with Joe Marsh. Elmer Snodgrass managed Elvira Snodgrass. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.

DECEMBER 23, 1948 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long defeated Earl Wampler > Jim Coffield and Bobby Roberts wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter and Tom Mahoney wrestled to a draw > Joe Kirkland defeated Tiny Oxford > Herb Welch defeated Red Roberts > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Mae Young defeated June Byers

DECEMBER 23, 1949 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Lillian Ellison defeated Juanita Coffman > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Therese Theis defeated Celia Blevins > Johnny Long & Don McIntyre defeated Jack LaRue & Dick Lever > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Villmer defeated George Flynn* to win title / Notes: George Flynn had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dan Oâ<80><99>Connor on December 16, 1949, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 23, 1955 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Blassie defeated Don McIntyre > Roger Mackay defeated Boris Kalmikoff > Jackie Nichols defeated Mike Paidousis > World Tag Team Title Match: Freddie & Billy Blassie defeated Don McIntyre & Jerry Graham* to win title / Notes: Don McIntyre & Jerry Graham had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Freddy & Billie Blassie on December 9, 1955, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 23, 1957 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marco Polo defeated Al Galento by disqualification > Don McIntyre defeated Gorgeous George > The Mighty Yankee defeated Bibber McCoy by countout

DECEMBER 23, 1960 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Smith, Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle defeated Red Dugan, Gypsy Joe & the Masked Phantom > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: Darling Dagmar* defeated Baby Cheryl > Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification / Notes: The origin of the Midget Womenâ<80><99>s World Title is unclear to us at this time. Baby Cheryl participated in an autograph session for fans.

DECEMBER 23, 1961 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Adkins versus Jack Steele > Doug Adkins & Red Dugan versus the Bowery Boys > Don McIntyre versus Jerry Graham / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 23, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Mixed Tag Team Match: Toni Rose & Darling Dagmar defeated Bette Boucher & Diamond Lil > Tim Geohagen defeated Gene Anderson > Chief Little Eagle defeated Ivan Zukoff > Corsica Joe versus Chief Big Heart ruled a no contest

DECEMBER 23, 1966 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Greg Peterson > Ray Gunkel & Bill Dromo defeated Chris Hardy & Red Roberts > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Bette Boucher defeated Toni Rose by disqualification > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Handicap Match: Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Lars Anderson by disqualification > Bobby Shane & Mario Galento defeated Eric Von Brauner & the Red Raider > Buddy Fuller & Sputnik Monroe versus Leo Garibaldi & Butcher Vachon ruled a no contest / Notes: Bette Boucher substituted for Donna Christianello in the match with Toni Rose. Lars Anderson was disqualified when Gene Anderson interfered in the match with Enrique & Ramon Torres. The program for this card mentions that Enrique & Ramon Torres are recognized as World Tag Team Champions. It is unclear as to how they came to be recognized as such, as the last reference we have shows Enrique & Alberto Torres defending the title against the Red Raiders on October 5, 1966, in Columbus. It also said Buddy Fuller was the holder of the Georgia Heavyweight Title. Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on May 28, 1965, in Atlanta. It also featured a menu of available items at Mario Galentoâ<80><99>s Pizza Arena restaurant, with the highest priced item being a sixteen-ounce T-bone steak for $3.25. It was announced that Nick Kozak would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

DECEMBER 23, 1967 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Kentuckian defeated Steve Stanlee > Ricky Hunter defeated Harry Smith / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

DECEMBER 23, 1969 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Vincent Lopez versus Roberto Soto > Cyclone Soto versus Chati Yokuchi > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Bette Boucher & Paula Kaye versus Donna Christianello & Vicky Williams > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Doug Gilbert* versus Paul DeMarco / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. Doug Gilbert had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Paul DeMarco on November 28, 1969, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 23, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Bob Armstrong defeated the Masked Marvel > Jerry Oates versus Sputnik Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Sterling Brewer. This was the final episode in which Brewer appeared as host. Jack Crawford managed the Masked Marvel.

DECEMBER 23, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Golden defeated Mark Starr > Ron Garvin defeated Derrell Cochran > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated the Professional > Assassin #2 defeated Ken Patera > Rocky Johnson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

DECEMBER 23, 1975 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Garea defeated Les Thornton > Tony Charles defeated Dudley Clements > Leon Ogle defeated Otto Von Heller > Ron Garvin & Billy Spears versus Bill Dromo & Jay Strongbow > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Bobo Brazil defeated Luke Graham & Moondog Mayne* by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter > Battle Royal: Mr. Wrestling #2 (Winner) / Notes: Ron Garvin & Billy Spears and Bill Dromo & Jay Strongbow 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 23, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Frankie Lane & Kurt Von Hess > Tape: Wahoo McDaniel versus the Avenger > Tape: Frank Dusek versus the Masked Superstar > Jerry Stubbs defeated Dennis Hall > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Frankie Lane > Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Luke Graham & the Invader > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Frank Dusek & Kurt Von Hess > Stan Hansen defeated Marvin Turner / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

DECEMBER 23, 1979 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan defeated Tom Shaft > Karate Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Killer Khan > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Jerry Stubbs > Georgia Television Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Austin Idol* by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Candy & Tony Atlas defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): the Masked Superstar* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification > Texas Death Match: Ernie Ladd defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Gorgeous George, Jr. managed Killer Khan.

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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