Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-20-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/20/2008

NEWS and NOTES

The lineup for World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s Tribute to the Stars show, to be broadcast on NBC tonight is as follows: Jeff Hardy, CM Punk & R-Truth versus JBL, John Morrison & the Miz; and John Cena, Rey Mysterio & Batista versus Chris Jericho, Randy Orton & the Big Show. Also featured are Cryme Tyme, with divas as Santaâ<80><99>s helpers. Vince McMahon also speaks to the crowd.

The final overall rating for Thursdayâ<80><99>s edition of Total Nonstop Actionâ<80><99>s iMPACT was 1.2.

NWA Anarchy returns to action at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, tonight with their annual major holiday show, â<80><9c>Season’s Beatingsâ<80>. The advertised card is as follows: Texas Tornado Match, Technicians (Bobby Moore & Tyler Smith) vs. Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King). Brodie Chase vs. Jerry Palmer (with Melissa Coates). Young Lionâ<80><99>s Title, Slim J (c) vs. Azrael (with the Reverend). Ladder Match for the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles, New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) (c) vs. Dynamic Duo (Chad Parham & Seth Delay) vs. Talent & Money (J.T. Talent & Drew Pendleton III) vs. Jeremy Vain & Rob Adonis. Adrian Hawkins vs. Hayden Young. NWA Anarchy TV Title Match, Truitt Fields (c) vs. Shaun Tempers. NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title Match, Iceberg(c) (with the Reverend) vs. Shadow Jackson vs. Mikal Judas. Steel Cage Pinfall, Submission, or Escape, Kimo (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Ace Rockwell. Bell time is 8pm. For reserved seats call 706-768-9071.

Full Impact Pro returns to the National Guard Armory on 8551 West Venable Street in Crystal River, FL, tonight. Doors open at 7:30 pm and show starts at 8 pm. Advertised: FIP Heavyweight Championship, Go Shiozaki, w/ Sean & Phil Davis, vs. Tyler Black. FIP Florida Heritage Championship, Chris Jones vs. Chasyn Rance of the YRR. FIP Tag Team Title Match, Kenny King & Jason Blade of the YRR vs. Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong. Also advertised: The Dark City Fight Club of Kory Chavis & Jon Davis, the Heartbreak Assassins of Damien Wayne & Chris Escobar, w/ Baby Doll, Jigsaw, Sal Rinauro of the YRR, Gran Akuma, the British Lions of Chris Gray & Tommy Taylor, â<80><9c>the Bad Seedâ<80> Shawn Osborne, â<80><9c>Addicted to Loveâ<80> Rhett Titus, Grizzly Redwood, and Brad Attitude.

FIP results from Melbourne, FL, on December 19: Rhett Titus over Grizzly Redwood; the Heartbreak Assassins over the British Lions; Brad Attitude over Chasyn Rance; Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong over Jason Blade & Sal Rinauro; Gran Akuma over Shawn Osborne and Jigsaw in a three-way match; the Dark City Fight Club over the Lifeguards; Chris Jones over Kenny King to retain the Florida Heritage Title; and Erick Stevens over Roderick Strong and Go Shiozaki by disqualification in a three-way match.

Pro Wrestling Xtreme will be at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Pavilion in Orlando, FL, tonight. Advertised: Sabu versus the Sandman in a tables, ladders, and chairs match; Demolition (Ax & Smash) versus the Heartbreak Express. Also advertised: Balls Mahoney, the Sheik, Francisco Ciatso, Ray Beez, Ken Kendrick, Mike Tobin, Craig Classic, Napht Ali, Barney Rumble, Vordell Walker, and the Masked Maniac. Bell time is 8:00 and there will be a meet-and-greet starting at 7 PM. For more information, call (407) 575-6838.

The Future Wrestling Federation presents their Toys-for-Tots drive called “Seasonâ<80><99>s Beatings” tonight at the Hoops 4 Life Gym in Carl, GA. Advertised: FWF champion Psycho Man, US champion Demarco Knight, Micah Taylor, Leatherface, “Rocker” Terry Lawler, “the Lights” T.A. Stanton, “Hotshot” Jamie Holmes, Loco Motive, Vic Roze, and Tiny Hughes. Tickets are $10 or a new unwrapped toy of equal value. Bell time is at 8:00.

Planet Championship Wrestling will be at the Sarasota Manatee International Convention Center in Sarasota, FL, tonight. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general. Reserved seats are $15.

World Independent Wrestling presents “Seasonâ<80><99>s Beatings” in Panama City, FL, tonight. Get free admission by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy. This is the WIW toy drive.

World Xtreme Wrestling will be at Recreation Center in Minneola, FL, tonight. Advertised are Lou Cypher and the mayor of Minneola. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10, and kids 10 and under get in for free.

All-Star Wrestling of the Carolinas will be at the National Guard Armory in Morganton, NC, tonight.

American Pro Wrestling will be at the American Coliseum in Spartanburg, SC, tonight.

Coastal Championship Wrestling will be at the Bodyslam University in Pompano Beach, FL, tonight.

The Empire Wrestling Alliance will be at the Elkin Armory in Elkin, NC, tonight.

The Empire Wrestling Coalition will be at the Legion Street Rec. Center in Johnson City, TN, tonight.

The Exodus Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Mooresville, NC, tonight.

Fusion Tradition Wrestling will be at the Stronghold in Sparta, TN, tonight.

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

The Millennium Wrestling Federation will be at the Vietnam Veterans Center in Lincolnton, NC, tonight.

National Championship Wrestling will be at the NCW Arena in Greenville, SC, tonight.

Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, tonight.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling will be at the Sevierville Civic Center in Sevierville, TN, tonight.

Tennessee Championship Wrestling will be at the Old Armory in Pulaski, TN, tonight.

The Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation will be at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, TN, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Bill Kazmaier (1953) and Armando Estrada (1978).

Today in Memoriam: Pete Loch (61, 1940) and Tarzan Tyler (58, 1985).

Click here for results and a brief report from the NWA Prime Time event in Phenix City, AL, on December 19.

Frankie Valentine became the latest wrestler to switch sides in the ongoing promotional war in the Phenix City-Columbus, GA, area. Valentine made a surprise appearance at the December 18 Great Championship Wrestling show in Columbus making the save for J-Rod against Hot Like Lava. Complete results for “Nowhere to Hide,” GCW’s final event of 2008 were as follows: Slaughter (with Wicked Nemesis) beat Tex Monroe and Joey Lightning, Shaun Banks beat Kareem Abdul Jamar to win the GCW Interstate Title Tournament, Scotty Beach beat Ron Stalker (with Princeton Gainey III) Gainey jumped on Santa during the match, The GCW tag title match between Champions Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One) and Southside Trash ended as a double DQ, J-Rod beat Cru Jones in a no DQ/Falls Count Anywhere match to retain the GCW Heavyweight Title. Said to be quite the wild brawl with action all over the arena and out into the parking lot.

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 20, 1933 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Speer defeated Henry Piers at 56:00 > Andy Rascher and Babe Caddock wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Blue Sun Jennings defeated Frank Judson

DECEMBER 20, 1934 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Eight-Round Boxing Match: Ben Brown versus Bob Shipp > John Mauldin versus Turk Powell > Hugh Winn versus Ted Brown / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 20, 1937 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Tony Marino versus Young Hercules > Jim Demos versus Young Gotch > Mike Cassidy versus Raoul Lopez / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 20, 1946 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Bob Shipp defeated Red Dugan, Joe Kirkland, Tiny Oxford and Roy Mitchell > Al Massey defeated Wally Greb > Bibber McCoy defeated Don Lee > Nick Carter defeated Lozano Martinez > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Evelyn Wall & Violet Viann defeated Mae Weston & Nell Stewart > Don McIntyre and Jim Coffield wrestled to a draw / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

DECEMBER 20, 1948 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Dick Lever â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Harben versus Jim Coffield > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Dot Dotson versus June Byers > Jack Dillon versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This card was to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund. It also appears to be the end of the partnership between Augusta and the Atlanta office.

DECEMBER 20, 1951 (THURSDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre, Al Massey & Tarzan White versus Art Nelson, Tom Mahoney & Bill Cazzell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 20, 1954 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Big Heart versus Tokyo Joe > Don McIntyre & Pierre DeGaulle versus Tommy Oâ<80><99>Toole & Jack Steele / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 20, 1954 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon & Ivan Petroff versus Johnny Harmon & Harry Smith / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 20, 1957 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis, Jack Steele & Bibber McCoy defeated Bob Nandor, Tarzan White & Billy Red Lyons > Don McIntyre and the Mighty Yankee wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Gunkel* defeated Gorgeous George / Notes: Ray Gunkel had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Kurt Von Brawner on October 18, 1957, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 20, 1960 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Miller defeated the Masked Phantom > Danny Miller & Chief Little Eagle defeated Gypsy Joe & the Masked Phantom > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Baby Cheryl > Southern Heavyweight Title Cage Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Tiny Evans* to win title / Notes: Tiny Evans had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on November 18, 1960, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 20, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham & Jack Steele defeated Doug Adkins & Jerry Miller > Southern Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Nick & Jerry Kozak / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre on December 1, 1961, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 20, 1963 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Zukoff & Corsica Joe defeated Tim Geohagen & Gene Anderson > Chief Big Heart defeated the Outlaw > Joe Scarpa defeated Taro Myaki > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Darling Dagmar & Doll Paige defeated Diamond Lil & Baby Cheryl > No DQ / No TL / No CO Match: Eddie Graham defeated the Mighty Hercules / Notes: During the match between Eddie Graham and the Mighty Hercules, Graham removed Herculesâ<80><99> mask to identify him as Bobby Graham. He continued to wrestle under the mask afterward. It was announced that Princess Little Cloud and the Assassins would be wrestling on the card on December 27, 1963, that Tarzan Tyler would be wrestling in Atlanta on January 3, 1964, and that Lorenzo Parente and Stan Stasiak would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

DECEMBER 20, 1966 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Argentina Amesa defeated Chris Hardy > Bobby Hart defeated El Mongol > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > The Red Raider defeated Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

DECEMBER 20, 1968 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Ramstad and Mike Burns wrestled to a draw > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Seiji Sakaguchi & Tank Morgan > Bill Dromo defeated Stan Vachon > $1,000 Challenge Match: Dale Lewis and the Professional wrestled to a draw > World Tag Team Title versus Mask Match: the Assassins defeated Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller* to win title / Notes: Bill Dromo substituted for Bob Armstrong in the match with Stan Vachon. Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with the Professional, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon on January 19, 1968, in Atlanta. It was announced that El Mongol would be wrestling in Atlanta in January 1969.

DECEMBER 20, 1969 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Roberto Soto > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt by disqualification > Cyclone Soto defeated Salvadore Dominguez / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt.

DECEMBER 20, 1974 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson and Billy Spears wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto defeated Roger Kirby > Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden defeated Ron Garvin & Bob Orton, Jr. > Jerry Brisco defeated Man Mountain Blackwell > Assassin #2 defeated Danny Little Bear > Texas Death Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Buddy Colt > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson defeated Jack Brisco* by disqualification / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Ken Patera was the special referee for the match between Mr. Wrestling #2 and Buddy Colt. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

DECEMBER 20, 1975 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Strongbow defeated Otto Von Heller > Tony Garea defeated Ron Garvin > Jay Strongbow defeated Luke Graham > The Spoiler defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Bobo Brazil defeated Moondog Mayne / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.

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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