Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-7-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/07/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC, tonight. Advertised: Edge defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against the Undertaker; Vladimir Kozlov versus Triple H in a street fight; Matt Hardy defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Jack Swagger. Also advertised: the Great Khali, Shelton Benjamin, Primo Colon, Carlito, Brian Kendrick, Ezekiel Jackson, Finlay, Hornswoggle, Michelle McCool, Mark Henry, and Maryse. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

Total Nonstop Actionâ<80><99>s Final Resolution PPV will be broadcast live from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Advertised: the Main Event Mafia (Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, Booker T & Sting) versus Frontline (A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, and two partners) â<80>” if MEM wins, Sting keeps the TNA World Heavyweight Title, but if they lose, Styles becomes champion; Kurt Angle versus Rhino, with Mick Foley as enforcer, and a second enforcer (most likely Terry Funk) â<80>” if Rhino wins, Angle leaves TNA, but if Angle wins, he gets a rematch with Jeff Jarrett; Beer Money defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Matt Morgan & Abyss; Sheik Abdul Bashir defends the TNA X Division Title against Eric Young; Awesome Kong defends the TNA Womenâ<80><99>s Title against Christy Hemme; Feast or Fired, featuring Jay Lethal, Petey Williams, B.G. James, Kip James, Sonjay Dutt, Consequences Creed, Shark Boy, Curry Man, the Rock Nâ<80><99> Rave Infection, the Latin American Xchange; and the Motor City Machine Guns â<80>” with one person being fired; and Taylor Wilde, Roxxi Laveaux & ODB versus Sharmell & the Beautiful People. The live broadcast begins at 8:00 PM ET.

We have two different reports sent to us from last nightâ<80><99>s Ring of Honor show in Nashville, TN. Click here for one from Dave Wills, and here for Jimmie Danielâ<80><99>s perspective.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny Gâ<80><99>s in Warner Robins, GA. Bell time is 4:00 PM.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Curtis Hughes (1964), Tammy â<80>~Sunnyâ<80><99> Sytch (1972), and Wolfie D (1973).

Today in Memoriam: Haystacks Calhoun (55, 1989).

Manchester, NH, police have reported that foul play has been ruled out in the death of Steve Bradley. Bradley, 32, was found dead in his car in a parking lot on Thursday. He had been indicted on charges last month for possession of heroin.

Highspots results from December 6 at Vance High School on Charlotte, NC: Charlie Dreamer defeated George South. “The Obsession” Caleb Konley defeated “The Infamous Icon” Joey Silvia. Dylan Eaton defeated “The Asian Sensation” Mike Lee. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated The Midnight Express (“Beautiful” Bobby Eaton & “Sweet” Stan Lane) with “Big Cheese” Sal Corrente. Ricky Steamboat Jr. defeated “The Man Scout” Jake Manning. Reid & David Flair with “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs) with “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart with “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan as special referee. Estimated Attendance: 1000 to 1100.

Championship Wrestling Overload will present â<80><9c>Santa Slamâ<80> at the Barn in Tennille, GA, on December 12 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., JT Crews, Damien Dread & A Mystery Partner) vs. The New Generation (Tommy Lee, Loco Motive, TW 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!

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 7, 1921 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA (Al Sihab Shriners â<80>” Promoter) > Young Holden defeated Pa Stribling at 12:00 > Joe Stecher defeated Harry Stevens (2-0) at 37:00 and 10:00 / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

DECEMBER 7, 1927 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Title Match: May Stein* defeated Teddy Meyers > Charlie Hanson defeated Jim Browning > Paul Jones defeated Scotty McDougal / Notes: During the match between Paul Jones and Scotty McDougal, police entered the ring and arrested McDougal for unstated reasons. As a result, John Contos suspended McDougal from wrestling here for thirty days. The origin of the Womenâ<80><99>s Title is unclear to us at this time.

DECEMBER 7, 1928 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Dallis and Pete Mito wrestled to a draw > Boris Demetroff defeated Whitey Hewitt > Paul Harper defeated Jack Humberto (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that attendance was very low for this card. The winner of the match between Paul Harper and Jack Humberto was to receive a match with Jim Londos, but the card featuring that match never materialized, perhaps due to low attendance at this card.

DECEMBER 7, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Red Dugan versus Red Powell > John Mauldin versus Young Americus > Winner Take All Match (No TL): George Harben versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a â<80><9c>bean bag battle royalâ<80>, but no details were provided following the card. Bulldog Mallory was introduced to the crowd, whereas he challenged anyone â<80><9c>near his weightâ<80> to wrestle.

DECEMBER 7, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee â<80>” Promoter) > Tony Padrone versus Eddie Wagner > George Romanoff versus Bulldog Gust / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Atkinson was also scheduled, but no details were provided following the card.

DECEMBER 7, 1934 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Glenn Cowan and Sammy Miller wrestled to a draw > Stan West defeated Ed Wayland (2-1) > Wrestler versus Boxer Match: Jack Ross defeated Ted Miles by disqualification

DECEMBER 7, 1936 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > John Dameron versus Young Gotch > Joe Willard versus Glenn Cowan > Petro Rossi defeated Sammy Miller / Notes: Aside from the match between Petro Rossi and Sammy Miller, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

DECEMBER 7, 1945 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Duke Kapalani defeated Don Lee > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Mattie Bell defeated Nell Stewart > Marvin Jones and Barto Hill wrestled to a draw > Rudy Strongberg defeated Vic Emanuel by disqualification > Abe Yourist defeated Dick Lever > Leo Numa defeated Ben Bennicasa by disqualification

DECEMBER 7, 1951 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Juan Hernandez defeated Babe Zaharias; Eddie Gossett defeated Sheik Ben Ali; Nick Carter defeated Jack Dillon; Hernandez defeated Gossett; Art Nelson defeated Carter; Nelson defeated Hernandez to win tournament > Boxing Match: Al Massey defeated Babe Zaharias in five rounds / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for this tournament, but it may have been to set up the contender for a title match that occurred on December 21, 1951, with Art Nelson, winner of the tournament, facing the champion.

DECEMBER 7, 1956 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre defeated Ike Eakins by disqualification > Jackie Nichols defeated Bill Parks by disqualification > International Tag Team Title Match: Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart defeated Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* to win title > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Weaver* versus Jerry Graham / Notes: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since October 12, 1956. Bobby Weaver and Jerry Graham were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Weaver had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on November 23, 1956, in Atlanta. It was announced that Womenâ<80><99>s World Champion June Byers would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

DECEMBER 7, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mitsu Arakawa defeated Benny Matta at 16:00 > Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Harrison defeated Willie Love* by disqualification > Indian Thong Match: Chief Little Eagle defeated Roy Nelson / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson. Willie Love had been billed as the Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959.

DECEMBER 7, 1962 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus Jack Vansky > Lenny Montana defeated the Russian Crusher > Art & Stan Nelson defeated Rito Carreon & Chief Little Eagle > Ray Gunkel defeated Dick the Bruiser by disqualification / Notes: Mike Paidousis and Jack Vansky were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Don Greene was scheduled, but there was no mention in reports following the card. It was announced that John Paul Henning would be wrestling on the card on January 11, 1963, and that the Bat and the Steve Boys would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

DECEMBER 7, 1964 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frankie Cain defeated Chris Averoff > Sputnik Monroe defeated Red Dugan > Rocky Smith & Pepe Gomez defeated the Mysterious Medics

DECEMBER 7, 1965 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dale Lewis defeated Derrell Cochran > Dutch Savage defeated Bob Boyer > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Don Carson* defeated Billy Hines by disqualification / Notes: Don Carson had been billed as US Junior Heavyweight Champion since November 30, 1965.

DECEMBER 7, 1968 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alberto & Ramon Torres versus the Assassins ruled a no contest > Johnny Valentine defeated Pepe Gomez > The Outlaw defeated Joe Turco > Bob Armstrong and Stan Vachon wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

DECEMBER 7, 1971 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Joe Turco wrestled to a draw > Flash Monroe defeated Derrell Cochran > Roberto Soto & Klondike Bill defeated Bill White & Karl Von Stroheim by disqualification > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong* defeated the Assassins by disqualification / Notes: Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Buddy Colt & Big John on November 16, 1971, in Macon.

DECEMBER 7, 1973 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Cash and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto versus Sardo the Great > Handicap Match: Haystacks Calhoun defeated Big Mac & the Masked Marvel > Rufus R. Jones defeated Hiro Matsuda > The Samoans defeated Bob Armstrong & Derrell Cochran > Tim Woods defeated Gorgeous George, Jr. > Bobby Shane defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Robert Fuller & the Sheik defeated Bill Watts & Luke Graham by disqualification / Notes: Roberto Soto and Sardo the Great were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed the Samoans.

DECEMBER 7, 1976 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings & Tony Atlas defeated Bill Howard & Killer Brooks > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Two-Ton Harris > Gene Anderson defeated Tony Parisi > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Dromo defeated Dick Slater* by disqualification

DECEMBER 7, 1978 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Alls versus Pez Whatley > Len Denton versus Bugsy McGraw > Tommy Rich versus King Kong Mosca > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar > Ole Anderson versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 7, 1979 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Fields defeated Bobby Jaggers > Killer Khan defeated Buzz Sawyer > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Tom Shaft > Georgia Television Title Match (No DQ): Ray Candy* defeated Killer Karl Kox > Jack Brisco defeated Austin Idol > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Ole Anderson & Jerry Brisco* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Tommy Rich* to win title / Notes: Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan and Toru Tanaka.

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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