Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-9-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/09/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT, tonight. SmackDown will be taping for the December 12 broadcast. Advertised: Jeff Hardy versus Triple H; and Hornswoggle & Finlay versus Mark Henry & Tony Atlas.

WWE results from the December 8 edition of RAW, from Philadelphia, PA: Tommy Dreamer over Shelton Benjamin in a pre-show dark match; CM Punk over John Morrison to advance in the contenders tournament for the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; Charlie Haas over MVP; Chris Jericho over Jeff Hardy; Finlay & Hornswoggle over Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix; Rey Mysterio over Kofi Kingston to advance in the contenders tournament for the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Manu over Batista & Triple H in a handicap tag team match; Dolph Ziggler over R-Truth by countout; and John Cena over Edge by disqualification.

2008 Slammys were also presented at the event: John Morrison & the Miz for tag team; Evan Bourne for best finisher; Jeff Hardy for extreme moment; Edge and Vickie Guerrero for best couple; Beth Phoenix for best diva; CM Punk for the â<80><9c>Oh My Godâ<80> moment; Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair at WrestleMania for best match; the Great Khali for best â<80><9c>Damnâ<80> moment; and Chris Jericho for superstar. Also noted: Vladimir Kozlov for breakout star; the Dirt Sheet for best WWE.com show; R-Truth for musical performance; Todd Grisham and Matt Striker for announce team; and Charlie Haas for best impersonator as Beth Phoenix.

The final overall rating for the December 5 edition of WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown was 2.1.

WWE has announced the following events: February 2, RAW/ECW in St. Louis, MO, at the Scottrade Center; February 6, RAW/ECW in Vancouver, BC, at the PNE Agrodome; February 9, RAW in Oakland, CA, at the Oracle Arena; and April 4, the Hall of Fame Ceremonies in Houston, TX, at the Toyota Center.

Mike Johnson is reporting that JBL and Joey Styles got into it during WWEs recent trip to Iraq. Word has it that JBL, known for many â<80><9c>hazingâ<80> incidents in the past, chose Styles as his victim on the trip, only this time JBL got it back when Styles punched JBL, opening up a gash underneath one of his eyes.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Advertised: The tournament for the held up TNA X Division Title continues, featuring Sonjay Dutt versus Chris Sabin and Consequences Creed versus Akira Raijin.

Click here for spoilers from Mondayâ<80><99>s tapings, to be broadcast on December 11.

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.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Steven Dunn (1964) and Kurt Angle (1968).

Today in Memoriam: Gust Johnstone (50, 1954), Earl McCready (75, 1983), and Mike Mazurki (82, 1990).

Tonightâ<80><99>s Trash Talking Radio will feature Jake Roberts, Nunzio, the Wolfman, and discussion on the Gorgeous George book, beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

Dan Masters Live has added more clips from the Highspots show over the weekend. Click here for the Midnight Express, and here for footage from the meet and greet area, with shots of Ric Flair, Jimmy Hart, Daffney, and the Nasty Boys.

Bill Behrensâ<80><99> Showbis, Inc., is now handling bookings for Steve Corino, Al Snow, and Ryan Oâ<80><99>Reilly at showbis@aol.com.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results for December 5 in Royston, GA, at the Cherry Street Gym: Kareem Abdul Jamar & Bo Newsome beat Brandon Parker & Anthony Henry â<80>” post-match saw Newsom whipped with a belt. Don Matthews beat Aaron Lee. John Carnage beat Brad Logan â<80>” Carnage added insult to injury prompting Don Matthews to hit the ring with a 2×4. The Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Stryknyn) and the Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells) battled to a double DQ. Commissioner Jacob Ashworth then ordered a Texas Tornado match for next week. Chris King capped off his 7-month chase by pinning Seth Delay to become the new North Georgia Champion.

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 9, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AMERICAN LEGION (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Clara Mortensen defeated Jane Blondell (2-1) > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross defeated Mike Nazarian* to win title / Notes: Mike Nazarian had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he defeated Lon Chaney on September 23, 1936, in Augusta.

DECEMBER 9, 1937 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Coffield and Mike Strelich wrestled to a draw > Ed Meske defeated Willie Davis > Joe Cox defeated Wally Dusek

DECEMBER 9, 1949 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Earl Wampler defeated Joe Wolfe > Dick Lever and Rex Mobley wrestled to a draw > George Flynn defeated Hans Kaempfer > Don McIntyre defeated the Black Menace > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Dan Oâ<80><99>Connor* defeated Ray Villmer / 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 9, 1950 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MOULTRIE, GA â<80>” MOULTRIE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Billy Sandow versus Karl Kowalski / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 9, 1952 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre defeated Eduardo Perez > Jack Curtis and Jack Steele wrestled to a draw > George Curtis defeated Billy Steele

DECEMBER 9, 1955 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham defeated Billy Blassie > Roger Mackay defeated Frank Taylor > Jackie Nichols defeated Whitey Whittler > World Tag Team Title Match: Don McIntyre & Jerry Graham defeated Freddie & Billy Blassie* to win title / Notes: Freddie & Billy Blassie had been billed as World Tag Team Champions upon arrival.

DECEMBER 9, 1957 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marco Polo defeated Stan Lisowski by disqualification > The Mighty Yankee defeated Nick Roberts > World Tag Team Title Match: Reggie & Stan Lisowski* defeated Ray Gunkel & Marco Polo (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that 800 were in attendance for this card. Reggie & Stan Lisowski had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions as recognized by the Chicago, IL, office since they defeated Nicoli & Boris Volkoff on June 29, 1957, in Chicago.

DECEMBER 9, 1961 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WLWA STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. The Assassins allowed Jerry Graham to pick any partner he wanted for a match on December 15, 1961, and to the fans surprise, he selected Ray Gunkel.

DECEMBER 9, 1961 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Apollo versus Sky Hi Krueger > Doug Adkins & Johnny Apollo versus Sky Hi Krueger & Bulldog Lawley > Jerry Graham versus Jerry Miller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 9, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and the Outlaw wrestled to a draw > Taro Myaki defeated Gene Anderson > Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle defeated Ivan Zukoff & Corsica Joe > Joe Scarpa versus the Mighty Hercules ruled a no contest

DECEMBER 9, 1966 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ramon Torres defeated Mike Paidousis > Matt Jewell defeated Tom Jones > Enrique Torres defeated the Red Raider > Louie Tillet & Leo Garibaldi defeated Bill Dromo & Argentina Amesa > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Bobby Hart & Chief Little Eagle > Don McClarty versus Butcher Vachon ruled a no contest

DECEMBER 9, 1967 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong & Enrique Torres and the Gauchos wrestled to a draw > Louie Tillet defeated Ox Baker > Bobby Shane defeated El Mongol by disqualification > Bill Dromo and Karl Von Stroheim wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Crawford and Paul Jones joined Capral to discuss the pending suspension of El Mongol, and Crawford remained adamant that Mongol did not have to sign for a match waiving the disqualification rule. By the end of the discussion, Jones had made the suspension effective immediately, much to the dismay of Crawford and Mongol.

DECEMBER 9, 1969 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Jack Vansky > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Marie Laverne defeated Bette Boucher > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Paul DeMarco & Vincent Lopez by disqualification > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Aldo Bogni / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco.

DECEMBER 9, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt defeated Don Curtis > Bob Armstrong defeated Carlos Montez > Jack Brisco and Dory Funk, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Ron Fuller & Roy Lee Welch defeated Jack Evans & Greg Fox / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Sterling Brewer.

DECEMBER 9, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Yankees defeated Ken Patera & Bill Dromo > Midget Match: Little Louie defeated Sonny Boy Hayes > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson* defeated Roger Kirby > Buddy Colt versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest > Texas Death Match: Steve Keirn defeated Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees.

DECEMBER 9, 1976 (THURSDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Dr. Fujinami defeated Angelo Poffo > Brute Bernard defeated Francisco Flores > Johnny Eagle defeated Hans Schroeder > Haystacks Calhoun & Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Doug Somers & Jacques Goulet > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ric Flair

DECEMBER 9, 1977 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau versus Jim Dalton > Randy Savage versus Charlie Cook > Georgia Television Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Jacques Goulet to win title > Rock Hunter versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Tony Atlas & Ernie Ladd versus Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen > Texas Bullrope Match: Ric Flair versus Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Aside from the match between Bob Armstrong and Jacques Goulet, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

DECEMBER 9, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Pete Austin & Genichiro Tenryu > Tape: Dusty Rhodes versus Ali Baba > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Larry Latham & Bryan St. John > Tape: Bill Cody versus the Masked Superstar > Luke Graham defeated Chick Donovan > Tape: Wahoo McDaniel versus the Spoiler > The Masked Superstar defeated Ted Allen / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. It was announced that Jack & Jerry Brisco, Wahoo McDaniel, and Dusty Rhodes would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. All of the taped matches on this episode were from Florida.

DECEMBER 9, 1979 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Jaggers defeated Ricky Fields > Killer Khan defeated Buzz Sawyer > Ray Candy and Austin Idol wrestled to a draw > Ole Anderson & Tommy Rich defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff > Tony Atlas defeated the Masked Superstar / Notes: Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan.

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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