NEWS and NOTES
The lineup for tonightâ<80><99>s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from World Wrestling Entertainment, is as follows: R-Truth versus MVP; Shelton Benjamin versus Gregory Helms; Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder versus the Great Khali in a handicap match; Natalya & Maryse versus the Bella Twins; and Jeff Hardy versus Triple H. Also, Brian Kendrick gets tries to lure the Bella Twins, and Matt Hardy guests on the Cutting Edge.
Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: January 16, in Oshkosh, WI, at the Kolf Sports Center; January 17, in Charleston, WV, at the Charleston Civic Center; January 24, in Toledo, OH, at the Savage Arena; and January 31 in Dothan, AL, at the Dothan Civic Center, and in Hammond, IN, at the Hammond Civic Center.
WWEâ<80><99>s RAW crew will be at Arenes de Nimes in Nimes, France, on June 13.
The final overall rating for the December 9 edition of WWEâ<80><99>s ECW was 1.2.
Total Nonstop Action has not officially announced these dates, but James Stormâ<80><99>s website has two TNA dates on his upcoming calendar for Macon, GA, and Tallahassee, FL, on February 20-21, respectively. Jimmy Rave also confirmed to us that these events have been confirmed. We will have more information as it comes available.
The final overall rating for the December 11 edition of TNAâ<80><99>s iMPACT was 1.2.
NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena in Columbus, GA, tonight , advertising: a 6 man grudge rematch main event: David Young & Chris Stevens & Bull Buchanan vs. Sonny Siaki & Zero Tolerance & Johnny Swinger, Champions Frankie Valentine & Ace Rockwell defend the PTPW tag titles against Sal Rinauro & Shaun Tempers, Heavyweight Title Match: Champion “The Master of Insanity” Deathrow vs. “The Texas Outlaw” Colt Derringer, The Samoan Soldiers vs Killer Instinct (Mike Status & Jake Slater), El Loco, Jr., & Genni Wright vs. Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain, Bulldog Raines vs. Jimmy Rave and Chip Day vs. Josh Stone. Bell time is 7:30pm. For tickets and further info call (706) 570-3978.
Showtime All-Star Wrestling has added Champion Tracy Taylor defending the PGWA Title with Sumie Sakai to “The Fight tonight at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN. The rest of the advertised card is as follows: SAW International Championship Match: Champion Kid Kash vs. Chase Stevens, A-Team (David Young & Ric Santel & Hammerjack & Paul Adams vs. Arrick Andrews & Nikki Vaughn & Tribal Nation (Lennox Lightfoot & Indian Outlaw), a SAW International Title Match, “Boogie Woogie Boy” Gary Valiant (with Miss Boogie) vs. Marc Anthony, Jesse Emerson vs. Sigmon, and T.J. Harley vs. Rachel Worthington’s surprise. Plus High Society, Jon Michael, Chrisjen Hayme, Drew Haskins, and Tony Gunn. Bell time is 8pm.
Pro Wrestling Riot presents “Road to Gold: Part 2” tonight at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL. Advertised: In the opening round for the PWR championship tournament: Bruce Santee vs. Roderick Strong. Jerrelle Clark vs. Scott Davis. Nooie Lee vs. Francisco Ciatso. C.J. O’Doyle vs. Chasyn Rance. In the opening round of the PWR tag title tournament, Dark City Fight Club vs. the Lifeguards, and the Heartbreak Express vs. the Loggers. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 13 & under. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for kids 13 and under. Doors open at 7:15 & bell time is at 8:00.
Championship Wrestling Overload will present â<80><9c>Santa Slamâ<80> at the Barn in Tennille, GA, tonight to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund of Washington County. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $4 or free with an unwrapped toy. Advertised: Reindeer Games Match: (No DQ Survivor Series style match – with entry order determined by Santa Claus & the Reindeer Roulette) Team CWO (D.A.R., J.T. Crews, Damien Dread & A Mystery Partner) vs. the New Generation (Tommy Lee, Loco Motive, T.W. James & a mystery partner). National Heavyweight champion: Ringlord defends against Iron Bear. The Prankster takes on Cynder. In a 4 Way Dance for No Limits Title, champion BoB defends against Crazy Cooter, Jr., Fuego, and Brandon Kage. Special appearance by Santa Clause!
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.
Power Championship Wrestling will be at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in High Point, NC, tonight.
Pro Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in Rogersville, TN, tonight.
Southern Championship Wrestling will be at the Exchange Club Building in Laurens, SC, tonight.
Southern States Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Kingsport, TN, tonight.
The Southern Wrestling Federation will be at the SWF Arena in Tullahoma, TN, tonight.
United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Gary Michael Cappetta (1952), Junji Hirata (1956), Sabu (1964), the Ultimo Dragon (1966), Chad Collyer (1974), Rey Mysterio, Jr. (1974), and Jigsaw (1983).
Today in Memoriam: Larry Moquin (65, 1988).
Nominations for the 2009 Golden Globes were announced yesterday, and the Wrestler received nods in three categories. Mickey Rourke was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture â<80>” Drama, while Marisa Tomei was recognized as a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. Bruce Springsteenâ<80><99>s title track is up for Best Original Song â<80>” Motion Picture. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on January 11 on NBC.
World Wrestling Alliance 4 results from Atlanta, GA, on December 10, with a reported 30 in attendance for the free weekly show featuring trainees of Mr. Hughes: Jonathan Davis over Eric Mayne; the Almighty Minnie over Miguel Rivera to win the vacant WWA4 Inter-Gender Title; Scott Steele over Michael Black by disqualification; Kaiden Knight over Jae-Bo; Miguel Rivera over Jonathan Davis; and WWA4 Heavyweight Champion Bill the Butcher versus Rick King ended in a double countout.
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DECEMBER 12, 1887 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CONCORDIA HALL (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > Handicap Match: John Muhler defeated Frank Dougherty (4-0) and Dennis O’Leary (4-0) / Notes: Per a stipulation, John Muhler had to defeat both Frank Dougherty and Dennis Oâ<80><99>Leary four times in a two hours or forfeit $100. A fall would consist of two shoulders and one hip or two hips and one shoulder. Muhler required 0:40, 0:40, 0:50, and 3:00, respectively, to gain the requisite four falls over Dougherty. Muhler then managed to get the four specified falls from O’Leary at 2:00, 8:00, 4:00, and the other in an undisclosed amount of time, during which O’Leary nearly pinned Muhler before succumbing. As a result, Muhler kept the money he had risked. Dougherty was described as â<80><9c>a Stone Mountain stone-cutterâ<80>, who was known as â<80>~Mr. Herculesâ<80><99>. It was reported that the stage was covered with sawdust to the depth of three inches, over which a tarpaulin was spread. Mr. Hopper managed Muhler. Hinton Wright was credited as being the referee.
DECEMBER 12, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club â<80>” Promoters) > Young Americus versus Bulldog Gust > George Harben versus John Mauldin > George Romanoff versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
DECEMBER 12, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” HOWELL MILL ARENA (Robert Owens â<80>” Promoter) > Jack Atkinson versus Smitty Anderson > Eddie Wagner versus Red Powell > Dave Terrell versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Robert Owens took over as promoter from his brother F.P. Owens.
DECEMBER 12, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Al Stecher â<80>” Promoter) > Ronnie McDuffie versus Bill Collins > Bill Crussell versus Elmo Glenn > Al Stecher versus Dan George / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
DECEMBER 12, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Red Leipo versus Happy Dickson > Swede Hanson versus Wrestling Bradley > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Sadie Mason versus the Blonde Tigress > Joe Wolfe versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
DECEMBER 12, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Herb Welch & Al Massey versus Emir Badui & Babe Zaharias > Tom Mahoney versus Henry Piers > Paul Stanlee versus Al Galento > Ray Villmer versus Thor Morgan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
DECEMBER 12, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Curtis and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Jack Steele defeated Jack Curtis > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Eduardo Perez > Argentina Rocca defeated Gene Stanlee / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since September 19, 1952. Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.
DECEMBER 12, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp versus Tex Riley > Jackie Nichols versus Eduardo Perez > No TL Match: Jerry Graham versus Roger Mackay / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
DECEMBER 12, 1956 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jackie Nichols versus Bob Shipp > Freddie Blassie versus Red McIntyre > Jerry Graham versus Chief Big Heart / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
DECEMBER 12, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel defeated Don Lee > Benny Matta & Paul Anderson defeated Freddie Blassie & Ali Bey > Indian Death Match: Chief Little Eagle defeated Dick the Bruiser by countout
DECEMBER 12, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Harrison versus Willie Love > Mitsu Arakawa & Benny Matta versus Gypsy Joe & Chief Little Eagle > Roy Nelson versus Bill Dromo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.
DECEMBER 12, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham defeated Doug Adkins > Jerry Miller & Sky Hi Krueger wrestled to a draw > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Nick & Jerry Kozak defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: The Assassinsâ<80><99> masks were at stake in the match with Nick & Jerry Kozak, but because the match ended in disqualification, they did not have to unmask. The Assassins had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre on December 1, 1961, in Atlanta.
DECEMBER 12, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran & Rito Carreon defeated Dick & Buddy Bison > Mike Paidousis defeated the Russian Crusher (2-0) > Indian Thong Match: Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest / Notes: The match between Lenny Montana and Chief Little Eagle ended when both men were disqualified in the third fall. Montana had won the first fall, while Little Eagle won the second fall. No actual attendance was reported, but it was noted that â<80><9c>several hundred fans braved the freezing weather and icy windâ<80> to attend.
DECEMBER 12, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Baillargeon versus Charlie Carr > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus Don Fargo & the Destroyer > Freddie Blassie versus Ray Gunkel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Red Dugan was the special referee for the match between Freddie Blassie versus Ray Gunkel.
DECEMBER 12, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Louie Tillet defeated Dick Dunn > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Barbara Galento defeated Belle Starr by disqualification > Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling defeated the Gauchos
DECEMBER 12, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Vincent Lopez versus the Spoiler > Aldo Bogni defeated Billy Spears > Buddy Colt defeated Greg Peterson > Paul DeMarco defeated Roberto Soto > Doug Gilbert, Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Nick Bockwinkel & the Assassins > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* defeated Joe Scarpa / Notes: Vincent Lopez and the Spoiler were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt. Dory Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee for this card.
DECEMBER 12, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Starr and Roy Lee Welch wrestled to a draw > Jack Evans defeated Red Dupree > Derrell Cochran, Bill Dromo & Jack Welch defeated Norvel Austin, Sputnik & Rocket Monroe > Bob Armstrong defeated Doug Gilbert / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin.
DECEMBER 12, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Garea defeated George McCreery > Dino Bravo defeated Ron Garvin > Jerry Brisco defeated Nikolai Volkoff > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Luke Graham & Brute Bernard > Bobo Brazil defeated Moondog Mayne > Bill Watts versus the Spoiler / Notes: Bill Watts and the Spoiler were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff and Brute Bernard.
DECEMBER 12, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau versus Butch Malone > Bob Armstrong versus Randy Savage > Rufus R. Jones versus Pak Song > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas versus Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet > Anything Goes Match: Dick Slater versus Stan Hansen / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.
DECEMBER 12, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Len Denton defeated Pez Whatley > Rick Martel and Larry Latham wrestled to a draw > No TL Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Masked Superstar > Jack Brisco & Bugsy McGraw defeated Ole Anderson & King Kong Mosca > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated Luke Graham / Notes: Luke Graham substituted for Stan Hansen in the match with Thunderbolt Patterson.
DECEMBER 12, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Battle Royal: Joyce Grable (Winner) > Womenâ<80><99>s Title Match: Judy Martin* defeated Wenona Little Heart > Ted DiBiase defeated Assassin #1 > National Television Title Match: Kevin Sullivan* defeated Steve Keirn > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Saito > National Heavyweight Title Match: the Mongolian Stomper defeated Jack Brisco* to win title > National Tag Team Title Match: Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts* defeated Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier > Bill Watts defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Bobo Brazil was the special referee for the match between Bill Watts and Ole Anderson. It was reported that Mr. Wrestling #2 and Mr. Saito both put up $5,000 in their match. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts during their match with Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier.
DECEMBER 12, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Gran Apollo and the French Angel wrestled to a draw > Mike Sharpe defeated Tommy Rogers > Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated Terry Gordy & Buzz Sawyer > Big Red defeated Austin Idol > Tommy Rich & Michael Hayes defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > Bob Armstrong defeated the Great Kabuki by disqualification / Notes: Tommy Rogers substituted for Jimmy Garvin in the match with Mike Sharpe. Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.
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