Southeastern Wrestlng News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-5-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/05/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, SC, tonight. Advertised: Edge defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against the Undertaker; and Vladimir Kozlov versus Triple H in an anything goes street fight. Also advertised: Matt Hardy, Finlay, Hornswoggle, Mark Henry, Brian Kendrick, the Great Khali, Shelton Benjamin, Primo Colon, Carlito, Michelle McCool, and Jack Swagger. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

Click here for spoilers for WWEâ<80><99>s Tribute to the Stars show, to be broadcast on NBC December 20.

The lineup for tonightâ<80><99>s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from WWE, is as follows: Edge versus Kung Fu Naki; Michelle McCool versus Maria; Gregory Helms versus MVP; Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder versus Jeff Hardy & Triple H; John Morrison & the Miz versus Jeff Hardy & Triple H; Matt Hardy versus Chavo Guerrero; and the Big Show versus the Undertaker in a cage match.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: January 3, in Lake Charles, LA, at the Lake Charles Civic Center; January 4 in Baton Rouge, LA, at the Baton Rouge Civic Center and Bossier City, LA, at the CenturyTel Center; January 10, in Rochester, MN, at the Mayo Civic Center, and in Poplar Bluff, MO, at the Black River Coliseum; January 11, in Des Moines, IA, at the Wells Fargo Arena ; January 18, in Madison, WI, at the Alliant Energy Center, and in Lexington, KY, at the Rupp Arena; and February 13, in Los Angeles, CA, at the Staples Center.

WWE recently signed two second generation wrestlers. Barry Darsowâ<80><99>s son, Dakota, and Taylor Rotunda, who is Mikeâ<80><99>s son and also nephew and grandson to Barry Windham and Blackjack Mulligan, respectively, have been assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling.

Total Nonstop Action will be in Troy, OH, at the Hobart Arena tonight. Advertised: Kurt Angle versus Rhino; Scott Steiner versus Samoa Joe; Beer Money, with Jacqueline, defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against the Latin American Xchange; A.J. Styles versus Sheik Abdul Bashir; Kip James versus Abyss; Awesome Kong defends the TNA Womenâ<80><99>s Title against Taylor Wilde; and Sonjay Dutt versus Shark Boy. Bell time is 7:00 PM.

The final overall rating for the December 4 edition of TNAâ<80><99>s iMPACT was 1.2.

Ring of Honor will be at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL, tonight. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness & Claudio Castagnoli versus Bryan Danielson & Jerry Lynn; Austin Aries versus Tyler Black; Kenny King versus Kenny Omega; Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious versus Ace Steel & Necro Butcher; MsChif defends the Shimmer Title against Daizee Haze; and Rhett Titus & Sal Rinauro versus Luke Williams & Grizzly Redwood. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena in Columbus, GA, tonight. Advertised: Bad Company (David Young & Chris Stevens & Bull Buchanan) vs. GCW Invaders (Sonny Siaki & Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance), Bulldog Raines vs. Shaun Tempers, Sermon & Britain defend the tag titles against Frankie Valentine & Ace Rockwell, Iceberg & Deathrow vs. Killer Instinct (Mike Stratus & Jake Slater), Chip Day & El Loco vs. Micah & Tracy Taylor, and The Wrestler vs. Colt Derringer. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

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.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling will be at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, tonight.

The Southern Wrestling Federation will be at the SWF Arena in Tullahoma, TN, tonight.

The Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation will be at the Old National Guard Armory Building in Brownsville, TN, tonight.

The United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Adrian Street (1940), Larry Zbyszko (1953), and the Dynamite Kid (1958).

Click here for this weekâ<80><99>s update of Wrestlerâ<80><99>s Eye View with Les Thatcher.

Thatcher noted in a conversation to Rich Tate on Thursday night that Steve Bradley had all the tools to be a major talent with WWE, but at the time, creative â<80><9c>had nothing for himâ<80>. As we reported yesterday, Bradley was found dead in Manchester, NH. Bradley had trained under Thatcher when Heartland was a developmental camp for WWE. Bostonâ<80><99>s 1510 the Zone is doing a tribute to Bradley at 6:00 PM ET this evening.

Click here to read the latest View from Inside the Ring, featuring Dick Steinborn sharing how legendary referee Charlie Smith lost it in the ring.

Jason Cross has parted ways with Rampage Pro Wrestling to pursue other goals. Along with being one of RPW’s premiere babyface stars, Cross was responsible for much of the booking. Micah Taylor is now the primary booker for RPW.

Bill Behrensâ<80><99> Showbis, Inc., continues to add names to their clientele for the purpose of booking wrestling talent. Click here for a complete listing.

Word is that Hulk Hogan, who generally brings in $75,000 per appearance, is working free as a favor to Ric Flair at the Charlotte, NC, Highspots show on December 6.

NAWA Ring Champions will be at the Purks Building, at 330 West Ave in Cedartown, GA, on December 6. Advertised: Mr. Hughes vs. Bulldog Raines, Thunder ‘N Paradise (Air Paris & Chris Ganz) vs. The Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon) & Nigel Sherrod, David Young vs. Bobby Hayes, HCP vs. Lamar Phillips & Jamie Hall, Josh Hate vs. Bruiser Eden, Stupid & Tweety vs. Steven Michaels plus one more match. Bell time is 7:30pm. For tickets call 770-748-9276.

Full Impact Pro returns to the Grant Street Community Center on 2547 Grant Street in Melbourne, FL, on December 19. Doors open at 7:30 pm and show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 GA, and kids 13 and under $10 GA. Advance tickets are $12 GA, and kids 13 and under $8 GA. To purchase advance tickets call (352) 422-4582. Advertised: FIP World Heavyweight Championship, Go Shiozaki w/ Sean & Phil Davis vs. Tyler Black, FIP Florida Heritage Championship, Chris Jones vs. FIP Tag Team Champion Kenny King of the YRR, The British Lions of Chris Gray & Tommy Taylor vs. The Heartbreak Assassins of Damien Wayne & Rex Sterling w/ Baby Doll, and The Dark City Fight Club of Kory Chavis & Jon Davis vs. The Osirian Portal of Amasis & Ophidian. Also advertised: Roderick Strong, Erick Stevens, FIP Tag Team Champion Jason Blade of the YRR, Jigsaw, Sal Rinauro & Chasyn Rance of the YRR, Gran Akuma, â<80><9c>The Bad Seed” Shawn Osborne, â<80><9c>Addicted to Loveâ<80> Rhett Titus, and the debuting Brad Attitude.

FIP then returns to the National Guard Armory on 8551 West Venable Street in Crystal River, FL, on December 20. Doors open at 7:30 pm and show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 Ringside, $15 GA, & kids 13 and under $10 GA. Advance tickets are $12 GA, and kids 13 and under $8 GA. To purchase advance tickets call (352) 422-4582. Advertised: FIP World Heavyweight Championship, Go Shiozaki w/ Sean & Phil Davis vs. the winner of #1 contenderâ<80><99>s match -or- Tyler Black will defend the title against Go Shiozaki w/ Sean & Phil Davis, 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. the #1 Contenders to be determined in Melbourne, and in a FIP World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contenderâ<80><99>s Match, Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens vs. Tyler Black. Also advertised: The Dark City Fight Club of Kory Chavis & Jon Davis, The Heartbreak Assassins of Damien Wayne & Rex Sterling 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, Brad Attitude, and The Osirian Portal of Amasis & Ophidian.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling has announced that â<80><9c>Nature Boyâ<80> Ric Flair, Buff Bagwell, The Midnight Express, and the Rock & Roll Express will appear at Easley High School in Easley, SC, on January 9. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Bell time is 8:00 PM. General admission tickets are $12. Ringside $20 (excludes front row). $75 Flair Super Ticket includes front row ring-side seat, and meet & greet with Ric Flair to include 8×10 autographed photo. Tickets are available at Upstate Carolina Mortgage on E. Main St. in Easley, Family Auto on Calhoun Memorial Hwy., the High School Office and at the door.

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 5, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club â<80>” Promoters) > Jack Atkinson versus Young Americus > George Harben versus Tarzan Jordan > John Mauldin versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. George Romanoff also appeared and performed a demonstration of wrestling techniques.

DECEMBER 5, 1941 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Roberts versus Strangler White > Rudy Strongberg versus Dorv Roche > Ronnie Etchison versus Red Roberts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This appears to be the last card Abe Simon promoted in conjunction with his cards in Atlanta, as the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred two days later, ceasing both operations for some time.

DECEMBER 5, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Roland Kirchmeyer & Tom Mahoney defeated Nick Carter & Herb Welch > Al Galento and Emir Badui wrestled to a draw > Al Massey defeated Jack Hader

DECEMBER 5, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham defeated Billy Steele > Jack Curtis defeated Kola Kwariani > George Curtis defeated Jack Steele > Argentina Rocca defeated Eduardo Perez / Notes: Eduardo Perez substituted for Gene Stanlee in the match with Argentina Rocca.

DECEMBER 5, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Australian Tag Team Match: Mike Paidousis & Tom Drake versus Frank Taylor & Boris Kalmikoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 5, 1956 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Dot Dotson and Belle Starr wrestled to a draw > Mixed Tag Team Match: Chief Big Heart & Belle Starr defeated Ike Eakins & Dot Dotson > Jerry Graham defeated Freddie Blassie

DECEMBER 5, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bud Richardson defeated Tex Brady > Jack Steele and Ivan Vansky wrestled to a draw > Benny Matta defeated Don Lee > Paul Anderson & Chief Little Eagle versus Freddie Blassie & Dick the Bruiser ruled a no contest

DECEMBER 5, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Roy Nelson > Joe Harrison versus Willie Love > Mitsu Arakawa versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

DECEMBER 5, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Assassins defeated Doug Adkins & Jerry Miller > Nick & Jerry Kozak defeated Jerry Graham & Bulldog Lawley

DECEMBER 5, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon defeated the Russian Crusher by disqualification at 7:00 > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Ann Casey defeated Vicki Adams at 13:00 > Mike Paidousis defeated Jack Vansky (2-0) > Lenny Montana defeated Chief Little Eagle by disqualification

DECEMBER 5, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Chris Averoff > Frankie Cain & Pepe Gomez versus Don Fargo & the Destroyer > Freddie Blassie versus Ray Gunkel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 5, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Donna Christianello defeated Patti Neilson > Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling defeated the Gauchos by disqualification

DECEMBER 5, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Spoiler defeated George Strickland > Bob Armstrong defeated Greg Peterson > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Vincent Lopez & Aldo Bogni > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Louie Tillet > Joe Scarpa and Paul DeMarco wrestled to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller* defeated the Assassins / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on October 10, 1969, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 5, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Luke Graham defeated Pepe Gomez > Georgia Television Title Match: Bobby Shane* defeated Kubla Khan by disqualification > Doug Gilbert & Sabu Singh defeated Mr. Ito & the Great Ota / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Bobby Shane had been the reigning Georgia Television Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel on August 15, 1970, in Atlanta. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.

DECEMBER 5, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Lilly Thomas defeated Peggy Patterson > Jerry Jarrett defeated Carlos Montez > Derrell Cochran defeated Jim McKinney > Don Curtis defeated Jack Evans > Hiro Matsuda & Tojo Yamamoto defeated Bob Armstrong & Doug Gilbert > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated Eddie Graham / Notes: Buddy Colt had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since November 28, 1972.

DECEMBER 5, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (William Franklin Stokes â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Jesse James defeated Pedro Godoy > Bill Bowman defeated Wayne Cowan > The Avenger defeated Joe Turner > Jerry Oates & Tommy Seigler and Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification > Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo defeated the Hollywood Blonds

DECEMBER 5, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles and Dino Bravo wrestled to a draw > Mark Lewin defeated Otto Von Heller > Paul Jones defeated Luke Graham > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard > Bobo Brazil defeated Moondog Mayne > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff and Brute Bernard. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

DECEMBER 5, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage versus Pierre Lefebvre > Richard Blood versus Jacques Goulet > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas versus Ole Anderson & Pak Song > Stan Hansen versus Bob Armstrong > Lumberjack Match: Dick Slater versus Ric Flair / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

DECEMBER 5, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Howell versus Bryan St. John > Rick Martel & Pez Whatley versus the Medics > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: King Kong Mosca* versus Tommy Rich > Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Bugsy McGraw & Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 5, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” DALTON, GA â<80>” FORT HILL SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Frazier versus Tom Stanton > Ray Candy versus Bobby Garrett > Jerry Oates versus Ted Allen > Stan Lane versus Steve O > Tony Atlas versus Assassin #1 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 5, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” GADSDEN, AL â<80>” EAST GADSDEN COMMUNITY CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Roberts versus Chick Donovan > Terry Taylor versus Charlie Fulton > Steve Keirn versus Killer Khan > Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts versus Kevin Sullivan & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts during their match with Kevin Sullivan & Mr. Wrestling #2.

DECEMBER 5, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buzz Sawyer versus El Gran Apollo > Bob & Brad Armstrong versus Kevin Sullivan & Wayne Farris > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the French Angel > Terry Gordy & Austin Idol versus Michael Hayes & Big Red > Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 5, 1982 (SUNDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chick Donovan versus Billy Red Eagle > Tom Prichard versus Ole Anderson > Brad Armstrong versus the Iron Sheik > Tommy & Johnny Rich versus Ivan Koloff & Buzz Sawyer > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* versus Paul Orndorff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik.

DECEMBER 5, 1983 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Garvin versus King Kong Bundy > National Television Title Match: Jake Roberts* versus Pez Whatley > Brett & Buzz Sawyer versus the Road Warriors > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* versus Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and the Road Warriors.

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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