Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia For 12-19-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/19/2008

NEWS and NOTES

The lineup for tonightâ<80><99>s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from World Wrestling Entertainment, is as follows: Shelton Benjamin & MVP versus Hurricane Helms & R-Truth; John Morrison versus Festus; Matt Hardy versus Edge; Ezekiel Jackson versus Carlito; Maria versus Maryse; and Jeff Hardy versus Vladimir Kozlov.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: January 9, in Hot Springs, AR, at the Summit Arena; January 19, in Chicago, IL, at the Allstate Arena; January 26, in Cleveland, OH, at the Wolstein Center; February 6, in Vancouver, BC, at the PNE Agrodome; February 7, in Victoria, BC, at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre; February 9, in Oakland, CA, at the Oracle Arena; February 16, in Spokane, WA, at the Spokane Arena; February 21, in Lima, PE, at Estadio Nacional; and February 22, in Santiago, CL, at Movistar Arena.

WGN America will begin broadcasting a weekly one-hour program from WWE in April, called â<80><9c>WWE Superstarsâ<80>. More details on the program and what can be expected should be forthcoming.

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: Kurt Angle versus Jeff Jarrett; Christy Hemme versus Awesome Kong; Sting versus Rhino; Mick Foley, A.J. Styles & Brother Devon versus Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash & Booker T; and the finals of the tournament for the vacant TNA X Division Title.

NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena (5000 Burnham Blvd) in Columbus, GA, tonight with a 7:30pm bell time. Advertised: “Midnight Rocker” Marty Jannetty vs. Travis Sawyer (son of Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer). The Exotic Ones (Simon Sermon & Rick Michaels) vs. Tracy Taylor & Genni Wright. Prime Time Title Match: Champion Deathrow vs. NWA Anarchy Champion Iceberg. Champions Ace Rockwell & Frankie Valentine defend the PTPW tag titles against Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance. Kyle Matthews vs. Shaun Tempers. Chip Day & Bulldog Raines vs. Josh Stone & Colt Derringer.

Full Impact Pro returns to the Grant Street Community Center on 2547 Grant Street in Melbourne, FL, tonight. Doors open at 7:30 pm and show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 GA, and kids 13 and under $10 GA. Advance tickets are $12 GA, and kids 13 and under $8 GA. To purchase advance tickets call (352) 422-4582. Advertised: FIP World Heavyweight Championship, Go Shiozaki w/ Sean & Phil Davis vs. Tyler Black, FIP Florida Heritage Championship, Chris Jones vs. FIP Tag Team Champion Kenny King of the YRR, The British Lions of Chris Gray & Tommy Taylor vs. The Heartbreak Assassins of Damien Wayne & Rex Sterling w/ Baby Doll, The Dark City Fight Club of Kory Chavis & Jon Davis vs. The Osirian Portal of Amasis & Ophidian. Also advertised: Roderick Strong, Erick Stevens, FIP Tag Team Champion Jason Blade of the YRR, Jigsaw, Sal Rinauro & Chasyn Rance of the YRR, Gran Akuma, â<80><9c>The Bad Seed” Shawn Osborne, â<80><9c>Addicted to Loveâ<80> Rhett Titus, and the debuting Brad Attitude.

World Xtreme Wrestling will be at National Guard Armory in Leesburg, FL, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

Action Packed Wrestling will be at the APW Arena in Chester, SC, tonight.

Alternative Pro Wrestling will be at the Royston Gym in Royston, GA, tonight.

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

The Universal Wrestling Council will be at the Fairfield Gym in Kinston, NC, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Erik Watts (1967).

Today in Memoriam: Mr. Ebony (46, 1999), Mike Anthony (35, 2003), and El Shereef (2006).

Dan Masters, from Dan Masters Live, has posted footage from a 2000 Turnbuckle Entertainment show featuring a match between the Armstrongs and the Southside Trash. Masters, who worked as Danny V managing the Trash, also appears on commentary as himself, along with Dusty Rhodes. Click here for the clip.

Wrestle Birmingham results from December 13 in Graysville, AL, at the Community Center: Joe Hogan & Lil’ Mr. Kennedy Bill Franklin beat “Iceman” J.J. Slash. the Dog River Boys over the Heartbreak Express. El Mexicano vs. Mike Jackson ended as a time limit draw. Thus, Mexicano retained the WB Junior Championship. Dennis Condrey pinned Elix Skipper (with Robert Fuller) to win the vacated WB Heavyweight Title. The pin occurred after the referee got bumped allowing Larry Lloyd to cram a hot dog into Skipper’s mouth. Buff Bagwell beat Sonny Siaki (with Robert Fuller) in a Jingle Bells match. Each man was seconded by a midget sitting on top of the turnbuckles with jingle bells. When the midget thought his man could take no more, he would “throw in the towel” as it were, by ringing the jingle bells. Siaki turned on Lil’ Poppa Pump. Skipper attacked Bagwell. Condrey made the save to set up Condrey & Bagwell vs. Stud’s Stable (Skipper & Siaki with Fuller) for the return to Graysville on February 14.

NAWA Ring Champions returns to the Purks Building (330 West Avenue) in Cedartown, GA, on January 10 with an advertised return grudge match in the main event: “The Master of The Spine Buster” David Young vs. “The Butcher” Bobby Hayes. Also: Special Challenge Match, Chris Ganz vs. “1/2 of the Technicians” Tyler Smith. NAWA tag team champions the Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon with Nigel Sherrod) vs. Terry Lawler & Josh Hate. Josh Stone vs. Bruiser Eden. Stephen Michaels vs. Dany Only. Hard Core Productions vs. the WWC. Bell time is 7:30. For further information call 678-901-0673.

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 19, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club â<80>” Promoters) > Bill Cowan versus Eddie Wagner > Sammy Miller defeated Bob Anderson > Harry Nixon versus Young Americus / Notes: Aside from the match between Sammy Miller and Bob Anderson, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

DECEMBER 19, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Jay Jarvis / Big Brothers â<80>” Promoters) > Scotty Sullivan versus John Dameron > John Mauldin versus Al Olsen > Joe Santell versus Jack Russell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Proceeds from this card went to the Big Brotherâ<80><99>s Fund to provide Christmas baskets for the poor.

DECEMBER 19, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Tex Thorpe versus Wrestling Bradley > Wesley Brownlee versus Young Gotch > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Madam LaRue versus the Blonde Tigress / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 19, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre versus Thor Morgan > Johnny Swenski versus Babe Zaharias > Joe Kirkland versus Chief Indio Cherokee > Herb Welch & Al Massey and Tom Mahoney & Al Galento wrestled to a draw > Paul Stanlee defeated Jack Hader / Notes: Aside from the matches between Paul Stanlee and Jack Hader, as well as Herb Welch & Al Massey and Tom Mahoney & Al Galento, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

DECEMBER 19, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George & Jack Curtis defeated Jack & Billy Steele > Mayes McLain defeated Jerry Graham at 0:31 > Red McIntyre defeated Kola Kwariani > Leslie Carlton versus Argentina Rocca ruled a no contest / Notes: James Hartley managed Leslie Carlton.

DECEMBER 19, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Roche defeated Billy Blassie > Freddie Blassie and Roger Mackay wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Jerry Graham defeated Jackie Nichols (2-1) > Freddie & Billy Blassie and Don Roche & Roger Mackay wrestled to a draw / Notes: Mike Paidousis was the special referee for the match between Freddie & Billy Blassie and Don Roche & Roger Mackay.

DECEMBER 19, 1956 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don & Red McIntyre versus Freddie Blassie & Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Graham* versus Chief Big Heart / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jerry Graham had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Weaver on December 14, 1956, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 19, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta defeated Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien > Benny Matta & Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien & Ali Bey > Ray Gunkel and Dick the Bruiser wrestled to a draw > Freddie Blassie versus Don McIntyre ruled a no contest

DECEMBER 19, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Harrison versus Willie Love > Handicap Match: Tiny Evans versus Mr. X (4) & the Masked Phantom > Bill Dromo versus Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 19, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Miller defeated Jack Steele > Doug Adkins defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Nick & Jerry Kozak defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: Fred Ward was the special referee for the match between Nick & Jerry Kozak versus the Assassins. The Assassins had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre on December 1, 1961, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 19, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bulldog Lawley defeated Buddy Bison at 5:00 > Mixed Tag Team Match: Ann Casey & Chief Little Eagle defeated Brenda Scott & Bulldog Lawley > Rito Carreon defeated Lenny Montana / Notes: The match between Ann Casey & Chief Little Eagle and Brenda Scott & Bulldog Lawley was billed as the â<80><9c>Battle of the Sexesâ<80>.

DECEMBER 19, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frankie Cain versus Chris Averoff > Joe Scarpa & Rocky Smith versus Don Fargo & the Destroyer > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* versus Freddie Blassie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in Toronto, ON.

DECEMBER 19, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Von Stroheim defeated Ricky Hunter > Stan Vachon defeated Chief Little Eagle > World Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Ramon Torres* defeated the Gauchos by disqualification / Notes: Enrique & Ramon Torres had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Lars & Gene Anderson on May 12, 1967, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 19, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt and the Spoiler wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Bob Roop defeated Aldo Bogni at 4:00 > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Don & Al Greene at 16:00 > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel & the Assassins defeated Doug Gilbert, Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller at 15:00 for Assassins to win title > Mr. Wrestling defeated Paul DeMarco by disqualification / Notes: For the match between Nick Bockwinkel & the Assassins and Doug Gilbert, Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller, the title was on the line in a special six-man tag team rules match. During the match, Gilbert unmasked Assassin #1, only to reveal a mummified face, wrapped in bandages. Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on October 10, 1969, in Atlanta. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee for this card. It was announced that El Mongol and Les Wolff would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

DECEMBER 19, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel defeated the Cougar > Georgia Television Title Match: Luke Graham defeated Bobby Shane* to win title > El Mongol defeated Mr. Ito by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Bobby Shane had been the reigning Georgia Television Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel on August 15, 1970, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 19, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Vicky Williams defeated Dottie Downs > Roy Lee Welch defeated Pedro Columbo > Derrell Cochran defeated Jack Evans > Don Curtis & Eddie Graham defeated Norvel Austin & Sputnik Monroe > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Doug Gilbert by TKO in fourth round / Notes: Joe Louis was the special referee for the match between Bob Armstrong and Doug Gilbert. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin.

DECEMBER 19, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Ferrara versus Sardo the Great > Bobby Cash versus Rasputin > Derrell Cochran & Tom Jones versus the Samoans > Robert Fuller versus Gorgeous George, Jr. > Bill Miller & Luke Graham versus Roberto Soto & Rufus R. Jones > Cage Match (No DQ / No TL): Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Super Infernos / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Samoans. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

DECEMBER 19, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Thornton defeated Luke Graham > Dino Bravo defeated Nikolai Volkoff > Jerry Brisco defeated Moondog Mayne > Bobo Brazil defeated Brute Bernard > World Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* defeated Jack Brisco / Notes: Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff and Brute Bernard. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

DECEMBER 19, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” CHATSWORTH, GA â<80>” MURRAY COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Roberts versus Ron Cheatham > Tom Stanton versus Steve O > Terry Taylor versus Jos LeDuc > Robert Fuller versus the Mongolian Stomper > Kevin Sullivan versus Steve Keirn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

DECEMBER 19, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The French Angel defeated Tommy Rogers > El Gran Apollo defeated Ricky Harris > Brad Armstrong defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification > Michael Hayes defeated Mike Sharpe > Bob Armstrong & Big Red defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > No DQ Match: Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar / Notes: El Gran Apollo substituted for Ron Bass in the match with Ricky Harris.

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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