Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes, And Nostalgia 12-22-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/22/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment will be in Toronto, ON, at the Air Canada Centre for a tri-branded show tonight. Advertised: four matches to advance to a four-way next week in Manchester, NH, with the winner of that four-way facing Jeff Hardy for the WWE Heavyweight Title at Royal Rumble â<80>” Chris Jericho versus CM Punk, Randy Orton versus Batista, Shawn Michaels versus Kane, and Rey Mysterio versus JBL.

R-Truth was held up and refused entry into Canada, thus he will not be appearing tonight in Toronto.

WWE has announced the following events: February 6, SmackDown in Kennewick, WA, at the Toyota Center; February 28, SmackDown in Burlington, VT, at the Memorial Auditorium; March 2, RAW/ECW in Boston, MA, at the TD Banknorth Garden; and March 3, SmackDown in Mohegan Sun, CT, at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Festus (1984).

Today in Memoriam: Heinrich Eberle (1919), Captain Hook (71, 1999), and the Diva (28, 2002).

Bob Mageeâ<80><99>s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

Click here for this weekâ<80><99>s Bill Behrensâ<80><99> NWA Notes update.

This weekâ<80><99>s Whoâ<80><99>s Slamming Who? Shows have been updated. Click here for audio commentary from various wrestling figures, including Jerry Jarrett, Steve â<80>~Dr. Deathâ<80><99> Williams, the Iron Sheik, Bill Behrens, and Jody Hamilton.

Click here for the latest online broadcast of NWA Anarchy.

Rampage Pro Wrestling results from Johnny Gâ<80><99>s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on December 21: Colt Derringer over Kyle Matthews and Oko Nono; J-Rod over Frankie Valentine by countout; Tracy Taylor over Sumi Sakai; A.J. Steele & Chip Day over Cru Jones & Shaun Banks; and Micah Taylor over Sal Rinauro. Ron Simmons has been announced as appearing at the December 28 event at Johnny Gâ<80><99>s.

NWA Anarchy results from â<80><9c>Seasonâ<80><99>s Beatingsâ<80> in Cornelia, GA, on December 21: Hayden Young beat Adrian Hawkins to become the number one contender for the Young Lionâ<80><99>s Title in 7 minutes; Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) beat Technicians (Bobby Moore & Tyler Smith) in a Texas Tornado match (9:10); Brodie Chase beat NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer (with Melissa Coates) in 1:35; New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) beat Dynamic Duo (Chad Parham & Seth Delay) and Talent & Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III) and Jeremy Vain & Rob Adonis in a ladder match to retain the NWA Anarchy tag titles in 17:57; Azrael (with The Reverend) beat Slim J to win the Young Lionâ<80><99>s Championship in 10:12; The NWA Anarchy TV Title match between champion Truitt Fields and Shaun Tempers ended as a 10 minute draw; Shadow Jackson beat Iceberg (with The Reverend) and Mikal Adryan to win the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title by pinning the Champion Iceberg at 13:13; and Ace Rockwell beat Kimo (with Jeff G. Bailey) in a cage match in 9:40. Click here for a full report from Larry Goodman.

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results from festivities at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, on December 21, where it was reported there were all of 19 in attendance: Saint beat J.D. Fluffy, Psycho Medic beat Chris Norte by DQ when Kevin Dunn ran in, Derrick Neal beat Tim Renesto, Psycho Medic beat Kevin Dunn by DQ when Chris Norte ran in, Anthony Wayne beat Josh Crowe, J.D. Fluffy & Ref Boogie the Cowardly Lion (with L.T. Falk) beat Damien Payne & ref Mark Owen (Psycho Medic served as special ref) when Fluffy pinned Owen.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from December 19 in Royston, GA, at the Cherry Street Gym: B.J. Hancock defeated Sgt Swat. Anthony Henry & Brandon Parker defeated Taco Delgado & Don Matthews (subbing for Brad Logan). Donovan Sweet defeated Adryan Hawkins by DQ. North Georgia Champion Chris King defeated Thunderfoot #3. Slim J defeated 1/2 of APW Tag Team Champions Dany Only by DQ. Bo Newsom & Kareem Abdul Jamar defeated Aaron Lee & John Carnage to earn a shot at the APW Tag Team Championship. For a recap of this week’s show and info on upcoming events from APW, check out Aftershock here. No show on December 26. Be sure to check out the final Aftershock of 2008 next week for a rundown of what to expect when APW returns on January 2 to kick off 2009.

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 22, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson â<80>” Promoter) > Tony Padrone versus Dutch Green > George Romanoff versus Sammy Miller > Bill Crussell versus Young Americus / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 22, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling â<80>” Promoter) > John Dameron versus Foy Rivers > Frank Remille versus Red Powell > Eddie Pope versus Bob Ruble / 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 22, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee â<80>” Promoter) > Lloyd Brown versus Pat Williams > Bob Anderson versus Eddie Wagner > Tarzan Jordan versus Bulldog Gust > Hugh Winn versus Wendell Hicks / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. For publicity, Wendell Hicks gave a strength demonstration earlier in the day, allowing a car to run over him.

DECEMBER 22, 1944 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey defeated Dick Lever > Chief Saunooke defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification > Babe Zaharias defeated John Mauldin > Jack Dillon and Jack Wentworth wrestled to a draw > Son Almand defeated Joe Estes > Tiny Oxford defeated Joe Kirkland

DECEMBER 22, 1950 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele and Johnny Swenski wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre & Farmer Jones defeated Jack Dillon & Jack Hader > Bob Orton and Babe Zaharias ruled a no contest > Boxing Match: Nick Carter defeated Art Nelson by disqualification

DECEMBER 22, 1953 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Jack Dillon & Carole Carota defeated Donn Lewin & Terry Majors > Tex Riley defeated Karl Kowalski by disqualification > Mike Clancy and Leo Numa wrestled to a draw

DECEMBER 22, 1958 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPORTS ARENA (Bill Collins â<80>” Promoter) > The Golden Terror defeated Mark Chandler at 18:00 > Ricky Longino and Bill Lawley wrestled to a draw > Dick Lever, Bill Lawley & Bulldog DeMoss defeated Johnny Johnson, Ricky Longino & Tarzan White

DECEMBER 22, 1958 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Roberts versus Ali Bey > Jack Steele versus Benny Matta > Benny Matta, Nick Roberts & Chief Little Eagle versus Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien, Jack Steele & Ali Bey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 22, 1961 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Miller defeated Sky Hi Krueger > Jerry Graham defeated Doug Adkins > Battle Royal featuring Jerry Graham, Bulldog Lawley, Doug Adkins, Jerry Miller, Jack Steele, Harry Smith, and Sky Hi Krueger > Southern Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Nick & Jerry Kozak / Notes: The battle royal was to determine the matches for the card. The Assassins had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre on December 1, 1961, in Atlanta. It was announced that Eddie Graham, Dick Steinborn, Tojo Yamamoto, Taro Myaki, and Ray Villmer would be wrestling on the card on December 29, 1961, and that Ramona Isbell would wrestle Louise Greene on the card on January 5, 1962. Chief Little Eagle participated in an autograph session for fans.

DECEMBER 22, 1964 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines defeated Dick Dunn > Bad Boy Hines defeated Chris Averoff > Joe Scarpa and Sputnik Monroe wrestled to a draw > Don Fargo versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest

DECEMBER 22, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus the Red Shadow > Greg Peterson versus Silento Rodriguez > Dale Lewis versus Mario Galento > Ken & Chris Lucas versus Don Carson & Dutch Savage / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 22, 1967 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Louie Tillet defeated Ricky Hunter > The Kentuckian defeated Mike Paidousis > One-Night Tag Team Tournament: the Gauchos defeated Bob Armstrong & Bobby Shane; Ramon Torres & Mr. Wrestling defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon; Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Ray Gunkel & Chief Little Eagle; Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Kenny Mack & Oki Shikina; Torres & Mr. Wrestling defeated the Gauchos by disqualification; Torres Brothers defeated the Anderson Brothers; Torres Brothers defeated the Vachon Brothers to win tournament / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $4,000. When the tournament came down to a final round, Ramon Torres & Mr. Wrestling did not want to wrestle against Enrique & Alberto Torres, so they pulled straws to determine which team would wrestle the Vachons, as chosen by Paul Jones, despite their loss in the first round. It was announced that Mario Galento would be wrestling on the card on December 29, 1967.

DECEMBER 22, 1970 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Griffin defeated Tim Tyler > Paul DeMarco and Luke Graham wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Kubla Khan & Skandor Akbar defeated Bill Dromo & Doug Gilbert > Freddie Blassie, Bob Armstrong & Paul DeMarco defeated Luke Graham & the Assassins / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.

DECEMBER 22, 1972 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Harry Smith & Debbie Johnson versus George Harris & Donna Christianello > Sputnik & Rocket Monroe versus Derrell Cochran & Red Dupree > Bill Dromo versus Doug Gilbert > Jerry Oates versus Norvel Austin > Klondike Bill versus Rip Hawk > Eddie & Mike Graham versus Norvel Austin & the Masked Marvel > Danny Hodge versus Dale Lewis > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong* versus Buddy Colt ruled a no contest / Notes: Aside from the match between Bob Armstrong and Buddy Colt, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Armstrong had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Colt on December 15, 1972, in Atlanta. Leo Garibaldi was the special referee for the match between Armstrong and Colt. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin & the Masked Marvel. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Rip Hawk. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

DECEMBER 22, 1972 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY GYMNASIUM (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Wayne Cowan versus Bobby Starr > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner versus Ted Oates & Jesse James > Rock Hunter versus the Avenger > Argentina Apollo & El Mongol versus Skandor Akbar & Ox Baker > Jerry Brown versus Roberto Soto > Tommy Seigler versus Buddy Roberts > Dick Steinborn versus Assassin #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 22, 1973 (SATURDAY) â<80>” â<80><9c>ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLINGâ<80> (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title Match: the Champ defeated Ted Oates* to win title > Ray Candy & Tommy Seigler versus Assassin #2 & the Enforcer ruled a no contest > Bolo Mongol defeated Pat Kelly / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Enforcer. George Cannon managed Bolo Mongol.

DECEMBER 22, 1973 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gorgeous George, Jr., defeated Bobby Cash > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated the Invader & the Zebra Kid > Jerry Lawler defeated Bobby Starr > Rasputin defeated Rick Ferrara / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

DECEMBER 22, 1973 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rasputin defeated Bobby Cash > The Samoans defeated Bill Dromo & Roberto Soto > Roy Lee Welch defeated Rip Hawk > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr. / Notes: Gary Hart managed Rasputin & the Samoans.

DECEMBER 22, 1975 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles defeated Wildman Davis > Les Thornton and Tony Garea wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Bobo Brazil defeated Luke Graham > Jay Strongbow defeated Wildman Davis > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter > Dick Slater defeated Moondog Mayne

DECEMBER 22, 1978 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates and Kurt Von Hess wrestled to a draw > Luke Graham defeated Jerry Stubbs > Jerry Oates defeated Frankie Lane > Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr.,* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Frankie Lane substituted for King Kong Mosca in the match with Jerry Oates.

DECEMBER 22, 1979 (SATURDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Killer Khan defeated Kevin Sullivan > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Tony Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Television Title Match: Ray Candy defeated Austin Idol* by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar* by countout > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* by disqualification / 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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