Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-1-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/01/2008

NEWS and NOTES

WWE has pulled the ECW crew from all domestic events where they were originally scheduled to work with the SmackDown crew. The only exceptions are where all three brands are scheduled for a WWE â<80><9c>Supershowâ<80>. Events affected, now to be strictly SmackDown shows, are as follows: February 1, in Huntsville, AL, at the Von Braun Civic Center; February 10, in Fresno, CA, at the Save Mart Center; February 17, in Portland, OR, at the Rose Garden.

Dave Meltzer has reported that the recent transition to have ECW tape on the same night as the RAW broadcasts, as well as taping two episodes of SmackDown on the same night, is likely to continue through WrestleMania, and could possibly remain in place. Meltzer noted that the switch to this formula of removing the process of taping SmackDown on separate nights saves the company approximately $696,000, excluding the cost for talent. Considering SmackDown had been taping each week, as opposed to the current bi-weekly schedule, that is a savings of about $18.1 million, again excluding talent costs.

Jerkinâ<80><99> the Curtain will feature Scott Hayes tonight at 11:00 PM ET.

This weekâ<80><99>s Whoâ<80><99>s Slamming Who? Shows have been updated. Click here for audio commentary from various wrestling figures, including Jerry Jarrett, Steve â<80>~Dr. Deathâ<80><99> Williams, the Iron Sheik, Bill Behrens, and Jody Hamilton.

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s report from the NWA Anarchy event on November 29.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results for November 28 from the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA: Kareem Abdul Jamar defeated Sgt. SWAT. Skirra Corvus defeated Dirty Robinson. Striknyn defeated B.J. Hancock. Slim J defeated Dustin Michaels. Chris King was the sole survivor in an 8 man elimination tag match between Team Kool (Seth Delay & Jeremy Vain & Aaron Lee & Anthony Henry) and Team King (Chris King & Bo Newsome & Donovan Sweet & Brad Logan), pinning North Georgia Champion Delay for the win. John Carnage defeated Don Matthews a wild brawl. Jamar, Corvus, Michaels, King, and Henry made the drive up to Joliet, IL, for Ian Rotten’s November 29 IWA-Mid South show representing APW and Anarchy. All five were invited back. Click here to see the latest broadcast of APWâ<80><99>s Aftershock.

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results from November 29 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn with attendance around the 40 according to our man on the scene, Jimmie Daniels: J.D. Fluffy beat El Loco Uno. Travis Starr beat Crazy Eights (with Ronnie Vegas) and Shawn Hoodrich in a 3-way when Starr pinned Eights. L.T. Falk beat Toby Farley. Mexican Dragon beat Convict. Anthony Wayne vs. Chris Norte ended in a no decision when Wayne hit a German suplex on Norte and each of two refs counted a different man’s shoulders down. Steven Green vs. Damien Payne went to a time limit draw. Derrick Neal & Psycho Medic beat Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn (with Lekisha) to win the ATL Tag Team Championship when Neal pinned Lowe. Post-match, Lowe was accosted by Dunn and Lekisha. Payne ran out to join Dunn in a beatdown until Neal cleared the ring.

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 1, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling â<80>” Promoter) > Robert Owens versus Smitty Anderson > Eddie Wagner versus Glenn Cowan > John Mauldin versus Young Hansel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

DECEMBER 1, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee â<80>” Promoter) > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Speedy Freeman versus Speedy Middlebrooks > Pat Williams versus Alton Woods > Bob Anderson versus Young Americus > Winner Take All Match (No Holds Barred): George Romanoff versus Bill Crussell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a strongman performance by Al-Vini, billed as the â<80><9c>Spanish Herculesâ<80>. Jack Atkinson was credited as being a referee for this card.

DECEMBER 1, 1939 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPORTS ARENA (Tom McCarthy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack McAdams versus Larry Tillman > Charlie Keene versus Babe Dusek > Bob Corby versus Joe Dillman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 1, 1944 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey defeated Ben Bennicasa > Chief Saunooke defeated Jack Dillon > Jack Wentworth & Pierre DeGlane and Herb Freeman & Cowboy Luttrall wrestled to a draw

DECEMBER 1, 1950 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele defeated Red McIntyre > Bob Orton defeated Jack Hader > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: June Byers & Beverly Lehmer defeated Cora Combs & Lillian Bitters > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Finis Hall* defeated Jack Kennedy / Notes: Finis Hall had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jack Kennedy on November 24, 1950, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 1, 1952 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Reese versus Leroy Hyatt > Jerry Graham versus Eduardo Perez > George & Jack Curtis versus Jack & Billy Steele / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 1, 1958 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPORTS ARENA (Bill Collins â<80>” Promoter) > Ricky Longino & Tiny Oxford versus Joe Estes & Bulldog DeMoss > Dick Lever versus Tarzan White > No TL Match: Nick Carter versus the Masked Marvel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 1, 1958 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bud Richardson versus Tex Brady > Benny Matta & Chief Little Eagle versus Don Lee & Ivan Vansky / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 1, 1961 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham & Bulldog Lawley defeated Jerry Miller & Doug Adkins > Jack Bence versus Sky Hi Krueger > Southern Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins defeated Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre* to win title / Notes: Jack Bence and Sky Hi Krueger were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Tag Team Champions since November 24, 1961. It was announced that Kurt & Karl Von Brauner with manager Saul Weingeroff would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Jerry Miller participated in an autograph session for fans.

DECEMBER 1, 1964 (TUESDAY) â<80>” GRAY, GA â<80>” JONES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Choo-Choo Lynn versus the Mighty Jumbo > Don Fargo & Don Carson versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 1, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer versus Roger Kirby > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Cora Combs versus Jessica Rogers > Mike Paidousis versus Dutch Savage > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus Eric & Karl Von Brauner > Don Carson versus Mario Galento / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

DECEMBER 1, 1967 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Oki Shikina by disqualification > Bill Dromo & Bobby Shane and the Gauchos wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong defeated Duke Savage > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Louie Tillet & Ox Baker > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling defeated El Mongol* by disqualification > World Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Ramon Torres* defeated El Lobo & Oki Yama / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol, El Lobo & Oki Yama. El Mongol was disqualified during his match with Mr. Wrestling for hitting the referee. El Mongol had been billed as Georgia Heavyweight Champion since October 10, 1967. Enrique & Ramon Torres had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Lars & Gene Anderson on May 12, 1967, in Atlanta. There was an interesting item in the program for this card where Crawford made allegations that Mr. Wrestling was Tim Woods. He said he had narrowed it to Woods after considering it was not Ray Gunkel, Verne Gagne, or Dale Lewis. He also claimed he was being a good sport when he announced that El Lobo was Jose Gonzalez from Barcelona, Spain. However, during the match between Enrique & Ramon Torres and El Lobo & Oki Yama, Yama was unmasked and identified as Stan Vachon. There was an advertisement in the program for Ed Voyles Oldsmobile at 2850 Campbellton Road, featuring an endorsement from Mr. Wrestling, stating that he drives one, â<80><9c>Why donâ<80><99>t you?â<80>

DECEMBER 1, 1970 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller defeated Tim Tyler > Luke Graham defeated Jesse James > El Mongol defeated Assassin #2 > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & Paul DeMarco* defeated Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar / Notes: Bob Armstrong & Paul DeMarco had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar on November 24, 1970, in Macon. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Colt.

DECEMBER 1, 1972 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Jimmy Valentine > Jack Evans versus Bearcat Wright > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Peggy Patterson versus Debbie Johnson > Robert Fuller & Roy Lee Welch versus Flash Monroe & Norvel Austin > Don Curtis versus Hiro Matsuda > Jake Smith versus Geto Mongol > Jerry Jarrett versus Don Greene > Eddie Graham defeated Doug Gilbert > Bob Armstrong versus Bill Watts / Notes: Aside from the match between Eddie Graham and Doug Gilbert, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin. The program for this card featured an ad for Lester Welchâ<80><99>s Silver Dollar Ranch on Route 1 in Barnesville.

DECEMBER 1, 1972 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY GYMNASIUM (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Bill Bowman versus Wayne Cowan > Jerry Oates versus Joe Turner > Skandor Akbar versus the Avenger > Tommy Seigler, Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo versus Assassin #2 & the Hollywood Blonds > Rock Hunter versus El Mongol > Georgia Television Title Match: Dick Steinborn* versus Ox Baker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to how Dick Steinborn came to be recognized as Georgia Television Champion. The last reference we have is the version recognized by Georgia Championship Wrestling, which was last referenced on August 1, 1972, when then champion Ray Gunkel died, leaving the title vacant. We have found no documentation as to its origin within the All-South Wrestling Alliance.

DECEMBER 1, 1973 (SATURDAY) â<80>” â<80><9c>ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLINGâ<80> (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Viking defeated Tracy Rivers > Gorilla Watts defeated Ox Baker by disqualification > Ray Candy & Charlie Cook and Assassin #2 & the Enforcer wrestled to a draw > Wayne Cowan and the Champ wrestled to a draw / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Enforcer.

DECEMBER 1, 1973 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Samoans defeated Bobby Cash & Big Mac > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Luke Graham & Hiro Matsuda > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jim Dalton > Roberto Soto defeated Mr. Olympic / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Gary Hart managed the Samoans.

DECEMBER 1, 1973 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Paula Kaye versus Daisy Mae > Big Mac versus Roy Lee Welch > Bob Orton, Jr., versus Hiro Matsuda > Bob Armstrong, Bill Dromo & Tom Jones versus the Super Infernos > Griffin Heavyweight Title Match: Robert Fuller versus Gorgeous George, Jr. / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that the winner of the match between Robert Fuller and Gorgeous George, Jr., would receive $1,000. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

DECEMBER 1, 1975 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George McCreery defeated Jerry Stubbs > Tony Garea defeated Billy Spears > Dean Ho defeated Luke Graham > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Moondog Mayne > Dick Slater defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

DECEMBER 1, 1978 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Hess defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Rufus R. Jones defeated the Challenger > Stan Hansen & King Kong Mosca defeated Rick Martel & Bugsy McGraw > Bob Armstrong and the Masked Superstar wrestled to a draw > Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Thunderbolt Patterson

DECEMBER 1, 1979 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTBS STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Koloff defeated Don Moore > Austin Idol defeated Len Owen > Killer Khan defeated Louis Haney > The Masked Superstar defeated Jack Poure > Tommy Rich defeated Bobby Jaggers by disqualification > Buzz Sawyer defeated Bobby Jaggers by disqualification > Tape: Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Austin Idol & the Masked Superstar > Austin Idol defeated Mike Davis > Tape: Tommy Rich versus Harley Race > The Masked Superstar defeated Don Moore > Killer Khan & Killer Karl Kox defeated Bill Dromo & Len Owen / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. On this episode WTBS personality Bill Tush presented a profile on Ray Candy. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan and Toru Tanaka. There was a taped interview sent from Charlie Platt and Kevin Sullivan announcing he was on his way to Georgia. Jack & Jerry Brisco also appeared on this episode.

DECEMBER 1, 1979 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CARROLLTON, GA â<80>” VFW FAIRGROUNDS â<80>” VFW FAIRGROUNDS (Hugh Butler â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no details have been found.

DECEMBER 1, 1979 (SATURDAY) â<80>” VIDALIA, GA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no details have been found.

DECEMBER 1, 1980 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted DiBiase defeated Luke Graham > Stan Frazier defeated Terry Gordy > Steve Keirn defeated Stan Lane > Kevin Sullivan & Robert Fuller versus Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Terry Gordy joined Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts during their match with Kevin Sullivan & Robert Fuller, and Hayes and Roberts joined Gordy at the ring during his match with Stan Frazier.

DECEMBER 1, 1982 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” SAGINAW, MI (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Moondogs defeated Brad Armstrong & Billy Red Eagle > The Iron Sheik defeated Tom Prichard > Butch Reed defeated Ole Anderson > Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Koloff by DQ > Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik.

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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