Southeastern Wrestling News, Ntes & Nostalgia For 11-28-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/28/2008

NEWS and NOTES

The lineup for tonightâ<80><99>s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from World Wrestling Entertainment, is as follows: in three matches where the winner with the fastest time challenges Edge for the WWE Heavyweight Title at Armageddon, Brian Kendrick versus Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy versus Vladimir Kozlov, and Shelton Benjamin versus Triple H; Natalya, Maryse & Victoria versus Michelle McCool & the Bella Twins; and Jesse & Festus versus John Morrison & the Miz.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: January 9, in Winn*peg, MB, at the MTS Centre; January 12, in St. Joseph, MO, at the St. Joseph Civic Arena; and January 27, in Indianapolis, IN, at the Conseco Fieldhouse.

NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena in Columbus, GA, tonight. Advertised: For the Survival of PTPW: Prime Time’s David Young vs. GCW’s Sonny Siaki. If David Young loses, Promoter Billy Roper has agreed to close down NWA Prime Time. If Young wins, Sonny Siaki has agreed to go back to GCW and stop the invasion, Daffney & Tracy Taylor vs. Genni Wright & April O’Neil, Cowbell Bullrope Match: Bulldog Raines vs. Colt Derringer, Chip Day & Kyle Matthews vs. Killer Instinct (Jake Slater & Mike Stratus), PTPW Tag Team Title Match: NWA Prime Time Champion Deathrow & NWA Anarchy Champion Iceberg vs. NWA Prime Time Tag Champions Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain, and Frankie Valentine vs. Josh Stone. Bell time is 7:30pm.

Southern Championship Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Oxford, AL, tonight for “Turkey Bash 2008”. Advertised: In a no time limit, Alabama street fight, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich vs. the Beast. Also scheduled are “Action” Mike Jackson, the Ultimate Dragon, Sal Rinauro, and Ace Rockwell. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (256) 237-4797.

The All Pro Wrestling Alliance will be at the Petros-Joyner Middle School In Petros, TN, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Directions can be found at the APWA site. Matches will be taped for broadcast in the Knoxville, TN, area, which can be seen on Saturdays at 11 AM on MyVLT2.

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.

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s review of the November 15 broadcast of SAW.

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

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

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Smith Hart (1949), Rob Conway (1972), and Brent Albright (1978).

Today in Memoriam: Mitsuyo Maeda (63, 1941), the Magic Dragon (1987), and Don Evans (88, 2005).

The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY, has announced the inductees for its 2009 ceremonies. Those who will be honored are Evan â<80>~Stranglerâ<80><99> Lewis, Antonio Inoki, Wladek Zbyszko, Lou Albano, Billy Graham, Randy Savage, Jay Strongbow, Paul Orndorff, Donna Christianello, and the tag team of Mark Lewin & Don Curtis. Hank Garrett will receive the Senator Hugh Farley Award.

Results from NWA Main Event’s Tennessee Homecoming 2008 show in Nashville, TN, at the Nick Gulas Sports Arena on Thanksgiving Night, with attendance reported at over 250: Scott Hayes won the double ring battle royal to win the 2008 Nick Gulas Memorial Cup and a check for $1,000.00. Big Bully Douglas defeated Seven. Larry Cooter beat Anthony Ingram. Shawn Shultz defeated Matt Boyce. Aiden Scott won over Chris Cain to become the new NWA Mid-America X Division Champion. Shane Smalls defeated Steve O to become the new NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion. “Playboy” Scott Hayes over “Crippler” Jeff Daniels to become the new NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion. Doug Gilbert defeated Brian Christopher.

The November 29 NWA Anarchy event in Cornelia, GA, is a benefit for â<80><9c>Joeyâ<80><99>s Toy Box,” a charity started by 9 year old cancer patient Joey Doolittle to provide toys for kids in the cancer center at Childrenâ<80><99>s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite and Egelston. Coincidentally, Doolittle’s great uncle happens to be Jimmy Valiant. For video of the Fox 5 new story on Doolittle and “Joey’s Toy Box” click here.

High Impact Wrestling presents “Christmas Chaos” on December 6 at the Hollywood Palace in Greenville, MS. The main event will be a Stocking Suffer Battle Royal where the winner wins $5,000. Scheduled to appear are Adrian Whisper, Clarice, Malek Avalon, Sassy Vegas, Vordell Walker, Rip Steele, Kent Truth, and John Saxon w/Danielle. Bell time is at 8:00. Tickets are $12 front row and $10 general. For more information, call (662) 332-0509.

AWA Worldwide will be at the Civic Center in Ozark, AL, on December 6. Matches advertised: For the AWA heavyweight championship, Ricky Landell defends vs. “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters. The PCP vs. a Mystery Team. For the AWA tag team championships, Team Macktion defends vs. Jeff Brooks & Shawn Titus. Also scheduled: 2 Cold Scorpio, Benjamin Sailer, Erico, and Darin Corbin. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10 ringside and $8 general.

The Alabama Wrestling Federation will be at the Theodore High School Gym in Theodore, AL, on December 6. Advertised: For the AWF championship, Jon Heidenreich defends vs. Doink the Clown. Also advertised are “Cowboy” Billy Wayne, General Payne, 2 Quik, Randy Riggins, Shane Misery, Destiny, and Mountain Man. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. Tickets are $10, and kids 6 and under get in for free.

AWF presents “Christmas Extravaganza” on December 13 at the George County Fairgrounds in Lucedale, MS. Advertised: For the AWF championship, Jon Heidenreich defends vs. “Road Dogg” Jesse James. Also advertised are Doink the Clown, “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, Steven Armstrong, and Scooby Doo. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. Tickets are $10, and kids 6 and under get in for free. For more information, call (251) 209-9633.

AWF presents “Headlocks for Hoses II” on January 17 at the Mary G. Montgomery School Gym in Semmes, AL. Advertised: Jon Heidenreich defends vs. Doink the Clown. Also scheduled to appear are “Cowboy” Billy Wayne, Mountain Man, 2 Quik, General Payne, “Steve”, Destiny, Randy Riggins, and Shane Misery. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. Tickets are $10, and kids 6 and under get in for free. The show is a benefit for the Wilmer Fire Department. For more information, call (251) 209-9633.

Southern Pro Wrestling presents “Holiday Mayhem 3” at the Walton County Fairgrounds in DeFuniak Springs, FL, on December 13. Advertised: Southern Express, Miss Fire, Tiger Lee, and the Medic. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00. Tickets are $6, and kids 12 and under get in for free. Prizes will be given away.

World Xtreme Wrestling will be at National Guard Armory in Leesburg, FL, on December 19. More information to be announced. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

WXW will be at Minneola Recreation Center in Minneola, FL, on December 20. Advertised are Lou Cypher and the Mayor of Minneola. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10, and kids 10 and under get in for free.

World Independent Wrestling presents “Seasons Beatings” in Panama City, FL, on December 20. Get free admission by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy for the WIW toy drive. More information to be announced.

!BANG! presents “Hell’s Bells I” at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL, on December 21. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $15, and advance tickets can be purchased for $10. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (352) 895-4658.

!BANG! presents “Hell’s Bells II” at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL, on December 31. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $20, and advance tickets can be purchased for $15. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (352) 895-4658.

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

NOVEMBER 28, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club â<80>” Promoters) > Jim Zbyszko versus Young Thomas > John Mauldin versus Jack McAdams > George Harben versus Young Americus > George Romanoff versus Bill Collins / 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>.

NOVEMBER 28, 1941 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dan McGee defeated Sailor Parker > Bobby Roberts defeated Strangler White by disqualification > Count Von Zuppi defeated Steve Brody (2-1)

NOVEMBER 28, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Moore versus Mayes McLain > Jerry Graham versus Eduardo Perez > Jack & Billy Steele versus George & Jack Curtis > Don McIntyre versus Babe Zaharias / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 28, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eduardo Perez and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Andre Drapp defeated Billy Blassie by disqualification > Roger Mackay defeated Boris Kalmikoff (2-0) > Billy Blassie & Eduardo Perez defeated Andre Drapp & Red McIntyre (2-0) / Notes: Billy Blassie & Eduardo Perez and Andre Drapp & Red McIntyre were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

NOVEMBER 28, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Belle Starr versus Barbara Baker > Frank Taylor versus Tex Riley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 28, 1956 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham & Ike Eakins versus Jackie Nichols & Chief Big Heart > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Freddie Blassie versus Don McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 28, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie & Don Lee versus Benny Matta & Chief Little Eagle > Ray Gunkel versus Ivan Vansky > Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich versus Paul Anderson & Paul Jones / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo. For the match between Poffo & Lubich and Paul Anderson & Paul Jones, Anderson vowed that if he had to tag in Jones, he would concede the match. Charlie Harben and Jack Steele were credited as being referees on this card. According to the program for this card, the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program can now be seen â<80><9c>on Channel 11 every Saturday afternoon at 6:00â<80>. In this program, Ray Gunkel & Chief Little Eagle were International Tag Team Champions, though it is unclear as to how they came to be recognized as such. The last reference we have shows Freddie Blassie & Bob Shipp defeating Ray Gunkel & Nick Roberts to win the title on October 10, 1958, in Atlanta. It was announced that Bud Richardson would wrestle Tex Brady on the card on December 5, 1958. It was also announced that Benny Matta, Ali Bey, Art Nelson, and the Mighty Yankee would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Benny Matta participated in an autograph session for fans.

NOVEMBER 28, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence and Sky Hi Krueger wrestled to a draw > Jerry Graham versus Doug Adkins ruled a no contest > Jerry Graham, Sky Hi Krueger & the Assassin defeated Doug Adkins, Jack Bence & Choo-Choo Lynn

NOVEMBER 28, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Russian Crusher defeated Ron Reed at 7:00 > Mixed Tag Team Match: Derrell Cochran & Pee Wee Lopez defeated Marcel Semard & the Russian Crusher > Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest

NOVEMBER 28, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Kenny Mack > Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling and the Gauchos wrestled to a draw > Texas Death Cage Match: Bobby Shane defeated Louie Tillet

NOVEMBER 28, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Vincent Lopez > Joe Scarpa defeated Aldo Bogni > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Cyclone Soto > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Duke Keomuka & Smasher Sloan > The Assassins defeated Sam Sheppard & George Strickland > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Doug Gilbert defeated Paul DeMarco* to win title / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. DeMarco had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Joe Scarpa on October 3, 1969, in Atlanta. It was announced that Louie Tillet would be wrestling on the card on December 5, 1969, and that Dory Funk, Jr., Buddy Colt, and Bill Kane would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 28, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt defeated Dick Steinborn > Jerry Oates defeated the Great Ota by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt. Oâ<80><99>Dell told Capral that he was filing an appeal to uphold the decision in which Colt lost the Georgia Heavyweight Title to Ray Gunkel on November 27, 1970.

NOVEMBER 28, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Bob Armstrong defeated Tojo Yamamoto, Doug Gilbert, Hiro Matsuda, Jack Evans, Derrell Cochran, Roy Lee Welch, Bepo Mongol, Don Curtis, Geto Mongol, Jerry Jarrett, Eddie Graham, Buddy Colt, and Carlos Montez > Roy Lee Welch defeated Carlos Montez > Doug Gilbert defeated Jack Evans > Eddie Graham & Bob Armstrong defeated Tojo Yamamoto & Hiro Matsuda > Buddy Colt defeated Jerry Jarrett > Don Curtis & Derrell Cochran defeated the Mongols by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $2,000. Frank Dalton and Tony Russo had been scheduled for the battle royal, but failed to appear. Buddy Colt was being billed as the Southern Heavyweight Champion. It was announced that Fred Ward had held up the Macon Tag Team Title due to an unruly match on November 21, 1972, between champions Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo and the Hollywood Blonds. Seigler & Apollo had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar on November 14, 1972, in Macon. Of course, in reality, he was declaring the title vacant as all four men had unexpectedly defected to the All-South Wrestling Alliance since that card.

NOVEMBER 28, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (William Franklin Stokes â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Champ defeated Pedro Godoy > Oki Shikina defeated Wayne Cowan > Skandor Akbar defeated Tim Geohagen > Jerry Oates & Argentina Apollo defeated Bill Bowman & Joe Turner > Tommy Seigler defeated Rock Hunter by disqualification > Dick Steinborn defeated Skandor Akbar > Tommy Seigler, Dick Steinborn, Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo defeated Ox Baker, Assassin #2 & the Hollywood Blonds

NOVEMBER 28, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Jones versus the Medic > Derrell Cochran & Robert Fuller versus the Samoans > Bill Dromo & Tim Woods versus the Super Infernos > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Gorgeous George, Jr.,* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Watts* versus Pat Oâ<80><99>Connor / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Samoans. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

NOVEMBER 28, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage versus Raymond Rougeau > Jim Grabmire versus Jacques Goulet > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich > Rock Hunter versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ric Flair versus Dick Slater / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 28, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Hall and Larry Latham wrestled to a draw > Rick Martel & Raymond Rougeau defeated the Medics > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Spoiler > The Masked Superstar defeated Tommy Rich > Bugsy McGraw & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification / Notes: Bugsy McGraw was billed as a mystery partner to Thunderbolt Patterson for the match with Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen.

NOVEMBER 28, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Big Red defeated the French Angel > Bob Armstrong defeated Jim Duggan > Terry Gordy defeated El Gran Apollo > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Ole & Gene Anderson > The Masked Superstar defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification > Michael Hayes versus Austin Idol ended in a double disqualification

NOVEMBER 28, 1985 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Jim Crockett â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Thunderfoot defeated the Italian Stallion > Pez Whatley defeated Mike Graham > Mexican Death Match: Manny Fernandez defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Arm Wrestling Match: Billy Graham defeated the Barbarian by disqualification > Ole & Arn Anderson defeated Billy Jack Haynes & Wahoo McDaniel > Street Fight Match: Jimmy Valiant & Miss Atlanta Lively defeated the Midnight Express > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair* by disqualification / Notes: This card was part of the third Starrcade event. A reported 16,000 were in attendance for this card.

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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