Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-16-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/16/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s SmackDown/ECW crew will be in Baltimore, MD, at the 1st Mariner Arena tonight.

WWE results from the December 15 edition of RAW, from Pittsburgh, PA: Tomko, in his return match, over Paul Burchill in a pre-broadcast dark match; Kelly Kelly & Melina over Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall; Rey Mysterio over Sim Snuka (Deuce, saying he wanted to now be known by his real name, which is not really his real name) by disqualification; John Morrison & the Miz over CM Punk & Kofi Kingston to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Dolph Ziggler over Charlies Haas, as Santa Claus (or Claas, as they called him); John Cena & Batista over Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Manu by disqualification in a handicap tag match; and in a post-broadcast dark match, John Cena over Chris Jericho in a street fight match.

WWE has announced the following events: February 8, RAW in Sacramento, CA, at the ARCO Arena; and February 9, SmackDown in Bakersfield, CA, at the Rabobank Arena.

The final overall rating for the December 12 edition of WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown was 2.0.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight.

Click here for spoilers from TNAâ<80><99>s iMPACT tapings on December 15, to be broadcast on December 25.

An updated lineup for the Ring of Honor event at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on December 26, is as follows: Bryan Danielson versus Jerry Lynn; Austin Aries versus Naomichi Marufuji; a three-way tag team match featuring Nigel McGuinness & Claudio Castagnoli, the American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards, with Larry Sweeney), and a team to be named; Brent Albright & Roderick Strong versus Kensuke Sasaki & Katushiko Nakajima; Erick Stevens versus Chris Hero, with Sweeney; Rhett Titus versus Kenny Omega; and Go Shiozaki versus Takeshi Morishima.

An updated lineup for the ROH event at the Manhattan Center in New York, NY, on December 27, is as follows: Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Naomichi Marufuji; Bryan Danielson versus Takeshi Morishima; Kensuke Sasaki & Katushiko Nakajima versus Mark & Jay Briscoe; a street fight featuring Brent Albright, Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong versus Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards & Go Shiozaki, with Larry Sweeney; Kenny Omega versus Claudio Castagnoli; and a four-corners match featuring Chris Hero, Jerry Lynn, Rhett Titus, and one other to be announced.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight.

NWA Main Event will be at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville, TN, tonight.

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

Today in Memoriam: Frank Gotch (40, 1917), the Blue Demon (78, 2000), and Don â<80>~Spoilerâ<80><99> Jardine (66, 2006).

Great Championship Wrestling results from December 11 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex were as follows: Ron Stalker over Joey Lightning, Kareem Abdul Jamar over Orion Bishop by DQ to advance to the Interstate Title Tourney Finals, Cru Jones & Johnny Slaughter beat The Southside Trash, Shaun Banks over Rob Adonis to advance to the Interstate Title Tourney Finals, J-Rod beat Murder One, and Cru Jones won a come-as-you-are Bunkhouse Battle Royal to earn the number one contendership for the GCW Title. The final four were Cru Jones, Orion Bishop, Tex Monroe, and Scotty Beach.

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 16, 1930 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Middlekauff defeated Hans Bauer > Paul Jones defeated Bill Bartush (2-1)

DECEMBER 16, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Jack Lewis versus Paddy Nolan > Billy Wolfe versus Buddy Knox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 16, 1937 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Coffield defeated Wally Dusek > Ed Meske defeated Mike Strelich > Joe Cox defeated Frank Speer

DECEMBER 16, 1949 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Boxing Match: Tiny Oxford defeated Joe Kirkland by TKO in third round > Abe Coleman and Hans Kaempfer wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre & Rex Mobley defeated Dick Lever & Earl Wampler > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: George Flynn defeated Dan Oâ<80><99>Connor* to win title / Notes: Dan Oâ<80><99>Connor had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on November 25, 1949, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 16, 1952 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre versus Babe Zaharias > George & Jack Curtis versus Jack & Billy Steele / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 16, 1955 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis and Tex Riley wrestled to a draw > Roger Mackay and Billy Blassie wrestled to a draw > Jackie Nichols defeated Eduardo Perez > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Jerry Graham / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Red McIntyre on November 25, 1955, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 16, 1957 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marco Polo and the Mighty Yankee wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: LeChona LeClaire defeated Violet Ray > 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 16, 1960 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle defeated Mr. X (4) > Mitsu Arakawa defeated Benny Matta > Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Willie Love* defeated Joe Harrison > Don Leo Jonathan defeated Bill Dromo > Boxing Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Tiny Evans / Notes: Willie Love had been billed as the Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959.

DECEMBER 16, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Zukoff defeated Gene Anderson > Loser Leaves Match: Tim Geohagen defeated the Outlaw > Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle versus Taro Myaki & Corsica Joe ruled a no contest > Boxing Match: Joe Scarpa defeated the Mighty Hercules / Notes: Archie Moore was a special referee for the match between Joe Scarpa and the Mighty Hercules.

DECEMBER 16, 1966 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Barbara Galento versus Jessica Rogers > Enrique & Ramon Torres versus Eric Von Brauner & the Red Raider > Lars & Gene Anderson versus Bobby Hart & Chief Little Eagle > Leo Garibaldi, Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon defeated Don McClarty, Buddy Fuller & Sputnik Monroe / Notes: Aside from the match between Leo Garibaldi, Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon and Don McClarty, Buddy Fuller & Sputnik Monroe, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Fuller had to be carried from the ring following the match.

DECEMBER 16, 1967 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Kenny Mack > Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Enrique & Alberto Torres > Karl Von Stroheim versus Mr. Wrestling / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Karl Von Stroheim and Mr. Wrestling were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

DECEMBER 16, 1969 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Billy Spears > Doug Gilbert & the Spoiler defeated Mike Burns & Chati Yokuchi > Choo-Choo Lynn, Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Paul DeMarco, Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell & Aldo Bogni / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco.

DECEMBER 16, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt defeated Red Dupree > Norvel Austin & the Masked Marvel defeated Roy Lee Welch & Pedro Columbo > Pedro Columbo versus Sputnik Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Sterling Brewer. Pedro Columbo and Sputnik Monroe were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin & the Masked Marvel. Buddy Colt joined Capral and announced he was filing a protest with the NWA, claiming his foot was on the ropes when he lost to Bob Armstrong on December 15, 1972.

DECEMBER 16, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn versus Man Mountain Blackwell > Boxing Match: Steve Keirn versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Ken Patera & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Mighty Yankees > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson* versus Assassin #2 > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* versus Buddy Colt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

DECEMBER 16, 1975 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated Otto Von Heller > Jerry Brisco defeated Rocket Monroe > Dino Bravo defeated Nikolai Volkoff > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Joyce Grable & Vicky Williams defeated Dottie Downs & Leilani Kai > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bobo Brazil & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Luke Graham & Moondog Mayne* by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater defeated the Spoiler* by disqualification > Cage Match: Jay Strongbow defeated Brute Bernard / Notes: There was no referee for the match between Jay Strongbow and Brute Bernard. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff and Brute Bernard.

DECEMBER 16, 1977 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated the Invader > Tommy Rich defeated Butch Malone > Rufus R. Jones & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Pak Song & Intern #1 > Ernie Ladd & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole & Lars Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen* defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

DECEMBER 16, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Harley Race > Frankie Lane defeated Chick Donovan > Tape: Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Pete Austin & Ali Bey > Dick Slater defeated Ken Dillinger > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Herb Calvert > Raymond Rougeau & Pierre Lefebvre defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rufus R. Jones also appeared on this episode.

DECEMBER 16, 1981 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Michael Hayes, Bob & Brad Armstrong versus Terry Gordy, Buzz Sawyer & â<80><9c>Mystery Partnerâ<80> > National Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to who the mystery partner was to Terry Gordy & Buzz Sawyer in the match with Michael Hayes, Bob & Brad Armstrong.

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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