Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-3-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/03/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Peach State Pandemonium will feature Jerry Oates tonight, beginning at 9:00 PM ET. Rich Tate and Les Thatcher are the hosts of the program, and Tim Dix also appears with additional commentary and announcements.

World Wrestling Entertainment has released two trainees from Florida Championship Wrestling: Nelson Roy and the Giant Titan.

The final overall rating for the December 1 edition of WWEâ<80><99>s RAW was 3.4.

The final overall rating for the November 28 edition of WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown was 2.1.

Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, TN, tonight.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 Pro Wrestling School in Atlanta, GA, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Riki Choshu (1951), Steve Simpson (1962), Super Crazy (1973) and Jack Swagger (1982).

Today in Memoriam: El Gladiator (1965) and Jerry Monti (57, 1999).

Sonny Siaki has passed along an update on how the fundraising is going to help his family cover costs for his brotherâ<80><99>s kidney operation. Click here for his words of appreciation to all who have helped.

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s review of the November 22 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

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 3, 1917 (MONDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” LIBERTY THEATRE (Max Bauman â<80>” Promoter) > Strangler Lewis defeated Constant LeMarin at 108:55 (2-1) / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.

DECEMBER 3, 1930 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones and Paul Harper wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Jim Londos defeated Bill Bartush at 57:00 (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that half of the $3,430 gross gate went to charity, presumably an Empty Stocking Fund considering the time of year.

DECEMBER 3, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > Foy Rivers versus Red Dugan > Bill Collins versus Mike Schephel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 3, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sam Carter and Bill Middlekauff wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Leo Savage defeated Tom Marvin (2-0) > Dorv Roche and Cy Williams wrestled to a draw

DECEMBER 3, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dorv Roche defeated Ronnie Etchison > Bobby Roberts and Strangler White wrestled to a draw > Rudy Strongberg defeated Red Roberts / Notes: Dorv Roche was declared the winner of his match when Ronnie Etchison was deemed unable to continue, but Roche refused to accept the victory.

DECEMBER 3, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Albert Mills defeated Jack Dillon > Jim Coffield defeated Ali Adali > John Mauldin defeated Tom George / Notes: John Mauldin substituted for Roland Kirchmeyer in the match with Tom George.

DECEMBER 3, 1945 (MONDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White â<80>” Promoters) > Abe Zvonkin defeated Red Devil Rudy > John Cretoria defeated Red Devil Emil > Abe Zvonkin defeated Jack Herman

DECEMBER 3, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Harben and Al Massey wrestled to a draw > Jim Coffield & Tom Mahoney defeated Nick Carter & Don McIntyre > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Catherine Simpson defeated Juanita Coffman > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Herb Welch* defeated Red Roberts / Notes: Herb Welch had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he defeated the Green Shadow on July 6, 1948, in Nashville, TN.

DECEMBER 3, 1949 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Roy Mitchell versus the Green Hornet > Jack Milo versus Jack Blackstock / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

DECEMBER 3, 1953 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Mike Paidousis defeated Bob Shipp > Donn Lewin defeated Karl Kowalski by disqualification > Don McIntyre defeated Gorgeous George (2-1) / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

DECEMBER 3, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Oâ<80><99>Toole defeated Johnny Harmon > Judo Jacket Match: Tokyo Joe defeated Harry Smith > Chief Big Heart defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification > Red McIntyre versus Wild Red Berry ruled a no contest

DECEMBER 3, 1958 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WRDW STUDIOS (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie versus Ray Gunkel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 3, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Luke Graham defeated Killer Kosti > Bob Morrow defeated Al Galento > Marco Polo defeated Chris Averoff > Texas Style Battle Royal: Bob Morrow and Marco Polo (Co-Winners) defeated Chris Averoff, Al Galento, the Inferno, Ronnie Hill, Killer Kosti, and Luke Graham / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

DECEMBER 3, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated Johnny King > Bob Boyer defeated Roger Kirby > Mike Paidousis defeated Don Carson by disqualification > Ken Hollis and Dutch Savage wrestled to a draw > $1,000 Challenge Match: Dale Lewis defeated Derrell Cochran > Eric & Karl Von Brauner defeated Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Derrell Cochran, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. Following the match between Eric & Karl Von Brauner and Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle, Galento had to be carried from the ring. Galento had dragged Saul Weingeroff into the ring and was attacking him, when Weingeroff pulled an object from his pocket and hit Galento with what was said to have looked like something made of iron. Weingeroff managed the Von Brauners. Amid the chaos, Paul Jones grabbed Weingeroffâ<80><99>s walking cane before he could use it and cause further damage. It was announced that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling on the card on December 10, 1965.

DECEMBER 3, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Outlaw defeated Seiji Sakaguchi > Corsica Jean defeated Joe Turco > Bob Boyer & the Outlaw defeated the Assassins > Bill Dromo defeated Dale Lewis by disqualification

DECEMBER 3, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Von Stroheim defeated Jerry Oates > Kubla Khan defeated Mr. X > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Bill White & Billy Spears > Roberto Soto and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Bobo Brazil, Jimmy Dancing Bear & El Mongol defeated Mr. X & the Assassins > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Buddy Colt* defeated George Scott / Notes: During the match between Buddy Colt and George Scott, the two men collided, and Scott was injured. Colt had been billed as the Georgia Heavyweight Champion since June 18, 1971. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Bill Dromo and Bob Armstrong participated in an autograph session for fans.

DECEMBER 3, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Joe Turco > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Mark Starr > Pat Barrett defeated Ronnie Paul > Jimmy Golden & Ricky Gibson defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Rocky Johnson & Danny Little Bear defeated Buddy Colt & Harley Race* to win title / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Harley Race and Buddy Colt.

DECEMBER 3, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Parisi defeated Bill Howard > Raymond Rougeau defeated El Gaucho > The Mighty Igor defeated Jim Lancaster > Bill Dromo defeated the Mongolian Stomper by disqualification > Dick Slater, Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Dusty Rhodes, Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: Raymond Rougeau replaced Bill Dromo in the match with El Gaucho, as Dromo substituted for Bob Armstrong in the match with the Mongolian Stomper. J.J. Dillon managed the Stomper.

DECEMBER 3, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Slater defeated Jim Kent > Jacques Goulet defeated Jerry Stubbs > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bill White > Stan Hansen defeated Clarence Wilson > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Butch Malone & the Invader / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

DECEMBER 3, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” VIDALIA, GA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Allen defeated Jim Kent > Charlie Cook defeated Jim Grabmire > Raymond Rougeau defeated Butch Malone > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Jacques Goulet & Pak Song / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

DECEMBER 3, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Jaggers and Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Sterling Golden defeated Bret Hart > Stan Hansen defeated Carl Fergie > Ernie Ladd & the Masked Superstar defeated Ole Anderson & Tony Atlas by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Killer Karl Kox by disqualification

DECEMBER 3, 1983 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CLEVELAND, OH â<80>” RICHFIELD CONVENTION CENTER (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > National Tag Team Title Match: Brett & Buzz Sawyer defeated the Road Warriors* to win title > National Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Ted DiBiase* by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* and Pez Whatley wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: The title change from the match between Brett & Buzz Sawyer and the Road Warriors was never acknowledged. The official change occurred on December 4, 1983. Paul Ellering managed 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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