Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-21-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/21/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, today. Matches advertised: Heavyweight champion Micah Taylor vs. Sal Rinauro. Hot Like Lava vs. A.J. Steele & Chip Day. Oko Nono vs. Kyle Matthews. Sumi Sakai vs. Tracy Taylor. Cruiserweight champion Frankie Valentine vs. J-Rod. Admission is free if at the Fun Center before 2:45, and $5 after 2:45. Bell time is at 4:00.

!BANG! presents “Hell’s Bells I” at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL, tonight. Tickets are $15 and advance tickets can be purchased for $10. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (352) 895-4658.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Del â<80>~Patriotâ<80><99> Wilkes (1961), Mike and Todd Shane (1967), and Primo Colon (1982).

Today in Memoriam: Dave Ruhl (68, 1988) and Tony Enos (1993).

Full Impact Pro results from Crystal River, FL, on December 20: Gran Akuma over Brett Thunder; Brad Attitude over Sal Rinauro; Jigsaw over Sean Osborne; Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong over Kenny King & Jason Blade to win FIP Tag Team Title; Grizzly Redwood & the Loggers over Rhett Titus & the Heartbreak Assassins; the Dark City Fight Club over the British Lions; Chris Jones over Chasyn Rance to retain the FIP Florida Heritage Title; and Tyler Black over Go Shiozaki to win the FIP Heavyweight Title.

United States Wrestling Organization results from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, for December 19, with a reported attendance 87: USWO Jr. Champion Jason Xavier beat Damien Payne (with Josh Crowe). Jeremiah Plunkett beat Travis Starr. Cody Whitehead & Antonio Cathey vs. Satan & Mr. Justice (with Diamond) went to a double count out as all ended up out on the floor. Josh Crowe & Damien Payne beat Psycho Medic & J.D. Fluffy when Payne pinned Medic. Steven Green & Shane Eden & Derrick Neal beat Saint & Tim Renesto & Lee Cross when Neal pinned Cross. USWO Champion Michael Jablonski beat Mitch Ryder by DQ. Jablonski took Ryder’s chain away then tossed it back to him and took a dive as ref Mark Owen got up from a ref bump. Owens saw all this and disqualified Ryder.

NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena (5000 Burnham Blvd) in Columbus, GA, on December 26 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 a 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 rematch 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.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Homestead Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, on January 3. Matches to be announced. 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 21, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” EAST ATLANTA ARENA (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > Bill Cowan versus Eddie Wagner > Sammy Miller versus Ambrose Cole > George Romanoff versus Dutch Green / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 21, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Harry Nixon versus John Mauldin > Bill Collins versus Son Almand > George Harben versus Dan George / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 21, 1936 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Doc Poole versus Bad Boy Brown > Don Jose versus Farmer Mack > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Petro Rossi defeated John Mauldin* to win title / Notes: Aside from the match between Petro Rossi and John Mauldin, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Mauldin had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hackney on September 11, 1936, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 21, 1945 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Lever defeated Bruce White > Wally Greb defeated Jack Bloomfield > Al Massey and Ben Bennicasa wrestled to a draw > George Koverly defeated Abe Yourist > Tarzan White defeated Vic Emanuel

DECEMBER 21, 1951 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gossett and Juan Hernandez wrestled to a draw > Al Massey defeated Bill Cazzell > Tarzan White and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Art Nelson / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Art Nelson on September 10, 1951, in Augusta.

DECEMBER 21, 1956 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ike Eakins and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Jackie Nichols defeated Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien > International Tag Team Title Match: Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart* defeated Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Graham* versus Freddie Blassie ruled a no contest / Notes: Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart had been the reigning International Tag Team Champions since they defeated Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins on December 7, 1956, in Atlanta. Jerry Graham had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Weaver on December 14, 1956, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 21, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Evans defeated Danny Miller by disqualification > Farmer Powell defeated Owen Henley by disqualification > Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle defeated Danny Miller & Gypsy Joe

DECEMBER 21, 1962 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon and the Russian Crusher wrestled to a draw > Chief Little Eagle defeated Bulldog Lawley > Lenny Montana versus Mike Paidousis > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Diana Beamon and Sweet Georgia Brown wrestled to a draw > Lumberjack Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Dick the Bruiser / Notes: Lenny Montana and Mike Paidousis were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. According to the program for this card, â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> would be shown at the special time of 2:00 to 3:30 PM on December 22, 1962, due to a football game, and would move to a new time slot of 6:30 to 7:30 PM on December 29, 1962.

DECEMBER 21, 1964 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Fargo versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest > Joe Scarpa & Greg Peterson defeated Charlie Carr & Paul DeGaulle > Sputnik Monroe defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification

DECEMBER 21, 1965 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Derrell Cochran > Mike Paidousis defeated the Red Shadow > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Don Carson & Gene Steele

DECEMBER 21, 1968 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ramon Torres defeated Dale Lewis by disqualification > The Professional defeated Tank Morgan > The Assassins defeated Mario Galento & Alberto Torres / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

DECEMBER 21, 1968 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Burns versus Joe Turco > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong versus Stan Vachon & Seiji Sakaguchi / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card. This was for the locally televised â<80><9c>Macon Championship Wrestlingâ<80>, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.

DECEMBER 21, 1971 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears defeated Jerry Oates > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Joe Turco > Dick Steinborn & Roberto Soto defeated Flash Monroe & Oki Shikina > Southeastern Tag Team Title versus Masks Match (No TL / DQ Rule Waived): the Assassins defeated Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong* to win title / Notes: Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong had been the reigning Southeastern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on December 14, 1971, in Macon.

DECEMBER 21, 1973 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rasputin defeated Bearcat Brown > Lou Thesz defeated Luke Graham > Loser Leaves Match: Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears > Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Samoans > Rufus R. Jones and Rip Hawk wrestled to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Match(DQ Rule Waived): Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr., defeated Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller by disqualification to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Ron Fuller defeated Bill Watts* to win title / Notes: Gary Hart managed Rasputin & the Samoans. The match between Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr., and Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller was a rematch from December 15, 1973. Haystacks Calhoun was the special referee for the match between Ron Fuller and Bill Watts.

DECEMBER 21, 1985 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Jim Crockett â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Black Bart defeated the Italian Stallion > The Barbarian defeated Sam Houston > World Tag Team Title Match: the Rock & Roll Express* defeated Tully Blanchard & Buddy Landel > US Heavyweight Title Match: Magnum T.A.* defeated Ole Anderson > Dusty Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson > Battle Royal: Magnum T.A. (Winner) > The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ron Garvin defeated Ric Flair* by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $20,000.

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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