Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia For 11-26-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/26/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, will discuss Survivor Series, TNA, Gabe Sapolsky, the first Starrcade, the Georgia war of 1972, and much more, beginning at 9:00 PM ET tonight. Tim Dix also provides additional commentary. Jody Hamilton and Bobby Simmons are expected to chime in. We encourage callers to join us by dialing (347) 324-5735.

The final overall rating for the November 24 edition of World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s RAW was 3.3.

The final overall rating for the November 21 edition of WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown was 2.2.

WWEâ<80><99>s RAW crew will be at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, on June 8. This event was originally scheduled for January 6. For other changes made, whereas ECW will be with the RAW crew rather than SmackDown, click here.

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

There will be no show tonight by World Wrestling Alliance 4. WWA4 returns with their free weekly shows next Wednesday.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Blackjack Mulligan (1942), Lisa â<80>~Ivoryâ<80><99> Moretti (1961), Brian Lee (1966), and Maven (1976 or 1977).

Today in Memoriam: Bobby Becker (1954), Baron Leone (79, 1988), and Dane Gerous (19, 2004).

Click here for an interview Dan Masters held with Raven Symone at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA. Raven, who was at WrestleMania this year, reveals the identity of her favorite wrestler, though she couldnâ<80><99>t quite come up with his name right away.

NWA Main Event has announced the 2 Ring Battle Royal at Tennessee Homecoming 2008 on Thanksgiving Night will take place under Royal Rumble Double Elimination rules. The wrestlerâ<80><99>s names will be drawn from a hat to determine the order of entrance into the match with wrestlers entering at 30 second intervals. The last man standing in each ring will face each other in a match. The winner will be presented with the 2008 Nick Gulas Memorial Cup and a check for $1000. The event takes place in Nashville, TN, at the Nick Gulas Sports Arena at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds with an 8 pm bell time. Other advertised matches include “Too Sexy” Brian Christopher taking on “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert in a no time limit, no DQ contest. NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Daniels (c) (with Dominique) vs. Scott Hayes, NWA Mid-America Television Championship: Steve-O (c) vs. Shane Smalls, Aiden Scott vs. Chris Cain with the winner crowned as the new NWA Mid-America X Division Champion, “Mean” Mike Woods vs. Larry Cooter, Shawn Shultz vs. Matt Boyce, and Ali Stevens vs. Seven. To purchase reserve seats, call 615-262-4455.

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 26, 1926 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oresti Vadalfi defeated John Paxos > Dick Daviscourt defeated Pete Sauer / Notes: Pete Dallis was the special referee for the match between Dick Daviscourt and Pete Sauer.

NOVEMBER 26, 1929 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Brunowicz defeated Bill Nelson > Paul Jones defeated George Zaharias (2-1) / Notes: This was the first card promoted in Atlanta by Henry Weber, looking to revive the business locally.

NOVEMBER 26, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > George Lallerstedt versus Leon Fuller > Mike Schephel versus Dutch Green > Al Olsen versus Sammy Miller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. George Romanoff presented a demonstration of several wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu holds and many holds made famous by different champion wrestlers.

NOVEMBER 26, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT CITY AUDITORIUM (Tom Fellers â<80>” Promoter) > John Dameron versus Foy Rivers > Glenn Cowan versus Curley Baker > John Mauldin versus Charlie Norman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 26, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Marvin and Frank Speer wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Joe Cox defeated Charlie Hanson at 29:00 (2-0) > Man Mountain Dean defeated Tiny Roebuck at 9:25 (2-0) / Notes: The Charlie Hanson appearing on this card was from St. Louis, and was not the famous one who drowned in 1934.

NOVEMBER 26, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Brody versus Count Von Zuppi > Dan McGee versus Sailor Parker > Bobby Roberts defeated Strangler White by disqualification / Notes: Steve Brody and Count Von Zuppi were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Dan McGee and Sailor Parker, but no results were reported after the card.

NOVEMBER 26, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Albert Mills defeated Jim Coffield > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Ali Adali > Jack Dillon defeated Tom George

NOVEMBER 26, 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 Emil > Red Devil Rudy defeated Stanley Wyckoff > Vincent Lopez defeated Cowboy Willoughby

NOVEMBER 26, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Lovelock and Jack Kennedy wrestled to a draw > Larry Moquin defeated Joe Marsh > Nick Carter & Al Massey defeated Jim Coffield & Tom Mahoney by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Don McIntyre at 24:00 / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bill Longson in Indianapolis, IN, on July 20, 1948. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

NOVEMBER 26, 1951 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias > Art Nelson defeated Al Massey > Art Nelson & Babe Zaharias defeated Don McIntyre & Al Massey > Juan Hernandez defeated Sheik Ben Ali

NOVEMBER 26, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Red McIntyre defeated Johnny Harmon, Chief Big Heart, Ivan Petroff, Jerry Graham, Pierre DeGaulle, and Tommy Oâ<80><99>Toole to win tournament / Notes: The tournament was to determine a contender to set up a match with Wild Red Berry on December 3, 1954.

NOVEMBER 26, 1956 (MONDAY) â<80>” MOULTRIE, GA â<80>” MOULTRIE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Bonnie Watson versus Corinne Cordero > Tom Drake versus Chris Tolos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 26, 1962 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Ron Reed & Marcel Semard versus Pee Wee Lopez & the Russian Crusher > Lenny Montana versus Rito Carreon > Gypsy Joe versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 26, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Ronnie Hill & Killer Kosti defeated Al Galento & the Inferno by disqualification > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Patty Bray & Cathy Oâ<80><99>Brien defeated Joan Lopez & Dot Dotson > Bob Morrow versus Luke Graham ruled a no contest / Notes: Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

NOVEMBER 26, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson defeated Silento Rodriguez > Roger Kirby defeated Billy Hines > Ken Hollis defeated Johnny King > Bob Boyer and Dutch Savage wrestled to a draw > $1,000 Challenge Match: Dale Lewis defeated Mike Paidousis > Eric & Karl Von Brauner defeated Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Mike Paidousis, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. Paidousis got the win, but not the money, as he failed to defeat Lewis in the allotted time. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

NOVEMBER 26, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez versus Oki Shikina > Mixed Tag Team Match: Mario & Barbara Galento versus Seiji Sakaguchi & Ann Ville > Bill Dromo versus Butcher Vachon > Dick Steinborn versus Dale Lewis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 26, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: George Scott & Klondike Bill defeated Big John & Mr. X by disqualification; the Assassins defeated Flash Monroe & Oki Shikina; Billy Spears & Buddy Colt defeated Jimmy Dancing Bear & El Mongol by forfeit; Assassins defeated Scott & Bill; Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Spears & Colt; Assassins defeated Dromo & Armstrong to win title / Notes: The tournament was to determine new champions after Paul Jones had stripped the Assassins of the Georgia Tag Team Title on November 20, 1971, after considering the outcome of a match against Jimmy Dancing Bear & El Mongol on November 19, 1971, in addition to previous borderline infractions that had occurred during their reign. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Jimmy Dancing Bear & El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.

NOVEMBER 26, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Joe Turco > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Peggy Patterson > Billy Spears & Buddy Colt defeated Jimmy Golden & Steve Keirn > Rocky Johnson & Danny Little Bear defeated Ole & Gene Anderson > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw / Notes: Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt.

NOVEMBER 26, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated the Invader > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Jerry Stubbs & Ted Allen > Tape: Ric Flair versus Charlie Fulton > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Joyce Grable > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated David Shults & Butch Malone / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

NOVEMBER 26, 1978 (SUNDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Gary Young and Joe Palardy wrestled to a draw > Herb Gallant defeated Frank Monte > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Brute Bernard & Swede Hanson > Lumberjack Match: Ken Patera defeated Tony Atlas > Blackjack Mulligan defeated Baron Von Raschke

NOVEMBER 26, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buzz Sawyer defeated Bobby Jaggers > Killer Khan defeated Bret Hart > Georgia Television Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* versus Ray Candy ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Austin Idol > Ivan Koloff & the Masked Superstar defeated Ole Anderson & Tony Atlas / Notes: Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan.

NOVEMBER 26, 1981 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > National Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Mr. Saito & Mr. Fuji defeated Ted & Jerry Oates; Ray Candy & Buzz Sawyer defeated the Russians; Rick Martel & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ray Stevens & the Super Destroyer; Kevin Sullivan & Wayne Farris defeated Steve O & El Gran Apollo; Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated the Sheepherders; Terry Gordy & Austin Idol versus Michael Hayes & Big Red ended in a double disqualification; Saito & Fuji defeated Candy & Sawyer; Sullivan & Farris defeated Martel & Wrestling #2; Armstrongs defeated Sullivan & Farris; Armstrongs defeated Saito & Fuji to win title > National Heavyweight Title Texas Death Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Tommy Rich* to win title / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $30,000. Lord Alfred Hayes managed the Russians.

NOVEMBER 26, 1982 (FRIDAY) â<80>” KNOXVILLE, TN â<80>” CIVIC COLISEUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chick Donovan versus Billy Red Eagle > Brad Armstrong & Johnny Rich versus the Moondogs > Butch Reed versus the Iron Sheik > Paul Orndorff versus Ivan Koloff > Cage Match: Tommy Rich versus Buzz Sawyer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik. J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.

NOVEMBER 26, 1983 (SATURDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, OH â<80>” OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Abdullah the Butcher > Ted DiBiase versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ole Anderson, Brett & Buzz Sawyer versus Paul Ellering & the Road Warriors / Notes: It was reported that 4,000 were in attendance for this card. No documented results for this card have been found. 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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