Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 11-25-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/25/2008

NEWS and NOTES

The Exodus Wrestling Alliance will present â<80><9c>War Dance 3 – A Tribute to Chief Wahoo McDanielâ<80> at Independence High School Arena in Charlotte, NC, tonight. Bell time is 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students. Children 10 and under get in free. Advertised: In the main event â<80><9c>#1â<80> George South takes on â<80><9c>Mr. Eliteâ<80> Jake Manning in a Texas Death Match. In a special second main event Coach Greg Davidson makes his wrestling debut against the Masked Destroyer. In a title vs. title match EWA Missouri Heavyweight Champion Ricky Steamboat, Jr. battles EWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion â<80><9c>Beautifulâ<80> Bobby Eaton. EWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion George South, Jr. defends against Charlie Dreamer.

The United Wrestling Association will be at Seymour Hardware & Building Supply in Seymour, TN, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Johnny Valiant (1946) and Kirby Mack (1983).

Today in Memoriam: Freddy Miller (63, 1992) and Xtreme (20, 2004).

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s review of the November 8 episode of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

!BANG! presented “Thanksgiving Massacre” on November 23 at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL. Results: In the world championship match, Blain Rage defeated Elvis Sharp to retain. Johnny Magnum defeated Shane Chung by DQ to retain the US championship. “The Claw” Claudia Reiff defeated Lexie Fyfe to retain the women’s championship. HC Loc defeated Nick Paradise in a tough man contest. Damien Steele defeated Hack Meyers to become the new Premium BANG champion. Hack Meyers defeated Johnny Romano.

Savannah Valley Wrestling had their Toys for Tots drive event at the Graybell Auction in Danielsville, GA, on November 22. Results: Ballenger defeated Spectra. Kevin Blue defeated Jake Sanders. Hotstuff AM & Enigma defeated Old School. Kid Cassanova defeated J.D. Jackson. Shane Bell & Jason Blackman defeated James Boulevard & Dale Dwindle.

SVW presents “Santa’s Slay” at the Graybell Auction in Danielsville, GA, on December 13. Matches advertised: In a Valley Massacre Match, Team Adam Bell vs. Team Shane Bell. In a match for the AWA Lightweight championship, Krazy K defends vs. Ballenger. In a hardcore match, Jackill vs. Bam Bam Bradshaw. In a match for the SVW tag team championship, Old School defends vs. Hotstuff AM & a mystery partner. Bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults, and kids under 13 get in for free.

Southern Championship Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Oxford, AL, on November 28 for “Turkey Bash 2008”. Matches 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, on November 28. 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.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance will be at the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, on November 29. Advertised: In a loser leaves the promotion match, “Action” Mike Jackson vs. Dany Only. “Wildfire” Tommy Rich vs. The Lethal Luchadore. The Ultimate Dragon vs. J-Rod. The One Man Cru vs. “The Hillbilly Giant” Cousin Curtis.

Southern States Championship Wrestling will be at the Berrien Primary School Gym in Nashville, GA, on December 6. Advertised: For the heavyweight championship, Jarrod Michaels defends vs. J.T. Taylor. For the Southern Heritage championship, “Playboy” John Johnson defends vs. Logan Stevens. “Hardcore” Brooks Rogers vs. the Unknown Soldier. Kelly Foxx vs. an opponent of Samantha Steel’s choosing. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 7:30. This is a fundraiser for the school to purchase new playground equipment.

The next Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling event will be on December 6. More information to be added.

Wrestle Birmingham presents â<80><9c>Jingle Brawlâ<80> at the Graysville Community Center in Graysville, AL, on December 13. Advertised: In a jingle bell match, Buff Bagwell vs. Sonny Siaki. In a match for the WB Heavyweight championship, “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey vs. “Primetime” Elix Skipper. In a mixed man & midget match, Joe Morgan & Lechador vs. Lil’ Kennedy & Little Poppa Pump. For the Junior Heavyweight championship, El Mexicano defends vs. Mike Jackson. Dog River Boys vs. The Heartbreak Express. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (205) 870-8690.

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 25, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Jack Ross versus Whiskers Hanson > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Mike Nazarian* versus Yusef Hussane / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mike Nazarian had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he defeated Lon Chaney on September 23, 1936, in Augusta.

NOVEMBER 25, 1947 (TUESDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Shipp versus Sailor Watkins > Red Dugan versus Mr. X > Joe Estes versus Sergeant Hill / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 25, 1949 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Oxford defeated Joe Kirkland by disqualification > Nick Carter and Ralph Garibaldi wrestled to a draw > Al Massey defeated Gene Bowman > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Dan Oâ<80><99>Connor defeated Don McIntyre* to win title > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Hans Kaempfer / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Black Menace on September 23, 1949, in Atlanta. 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. This was the original date that had been set for a title unification match between Thesz and the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown, to take place in St. Louis, MO. However, Brown was injured in an automobile accident on November 1, 1949, and the match had to be cancelled.

NOVEMBER 25, 1950 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MOULTRIE, GA â<80>” MOULTRIE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Karl Kowalski versus Gorgeous Gilpin > Al Massey versus Butcher Boy Martin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that this would be the first of a series of weekly cards at this location.

NOVEMBER 25, 1955 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andre Drapp & Tex Riley defeated Whitey Whittler & El Toro by disqualification > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Barbara Baker defeated Belle Starr > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Red McIntyre* to win title / Notes: During the match between Andre Drapp & Tex Riley and Whitey Whittler & El Toro, Drapp removed Toroâ<80><99>s mask to identify him as Bibber McCoy. This had been done earlier in the year, and presumably everyone remembered McCoy was under the mask. Red McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on October 28, 1955, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 25, 1957 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gorgeous George, Wild Red Berry & the Great Togo versus Ray Gunkel, Marco Polo & Farmer Powell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 25, 1960 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Nelson versus Danny Miller > Womenâ<80><99>s Southern Title Match: Penny Banner* versus Barbara Baker > Cyclone Tag Team Match: Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle defeated Freddie Blassie & Johnny Weaver / Notes: Aside from the match between Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle and Freddie Blassie & Johnny Weaver, of which Ed Capral was the special referee, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson. It is unclear as to how Penny Banner came to be recognized as Womenâ<80><99>s Southern Champion. The last reference we have shows Gloria Barratini and Mae Young wrestling for the title on April 8, 1960, in Atlanta, though it is unclear which of them may have been recognized as champion at that time. Banner has claimed this match with Baker never took place.

NOVEMBER 25, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Joe defeated Gene Anderson > Lenny Montana and Tim Geohagen wrestled to a draw > Chief Big Heart defeated Ivan Zukoff > Joe Scarpa & Chief Little Eagle defeated the Outlaw & the Mighty Hercules

NOVEMBER 25, 1965 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer defeated Roger Kirby > Mario Galento versus Bad Boy Hines > Mike Paidousis defeated Dale Lewis / Notes: Mario Galento and Bad Boy Hines were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

NOVEMBER 25, 1965 (THURSDAY) â<80>” GAINESVILLE, GA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dutch Savage defeated Bill Stewart > Derrell Cochran defeated Roger Kirby > Bob Boyer & Dutch Savage defeated Roger Kirby & Bob Dalton / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

NOVEMBER 25, 1966 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Les Thatcher > Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack Bence > Mario Galento & Buddy Fuller defeated Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Bill Dromo & Don McClarty > Ray Gunkel defeated Eric Von Brauner > Southern Tag Team Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Enrique & Ramon Torres* defeated the Red Raiders / Notes: There were two referees for the match between Enrique & Ramon Torres and the Red Raiders. Charlie Harben and Leo Garibaldi were credited as being referees on this card. The Torres brothers had vowed to leave if they lost the match, and the Raiders had vowed to unmask if they lost. The Torresâ<80><99> had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon on November 9, 1966, in Columbus.

NOVEMBER 25, 1969 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart & Billy Spears versus Salvadore Dominguez & Assassin #2 > Roberto & Cyclone Soto versus Vincent Lopez & Aldo Bogni / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Leon Ogle and Choo-Choo Lynn were the special referees for the match between Roberto & Cyclone Soto and Vincent Lopez & Aldo Bogni.

NOVEMBER 25, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: With the departure of â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> host Ed Capral, Sterling Brewer replaced him in the interim. Brewer was also the host of the Birmingham, AL, show under Nick Gulasâ<80><99> promotion.

NOVEMBER 25, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson versus Roger Kirby > Loser Leaves Match: Ole & Gene Anderson versus the Mighty Yankees > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* versus Rocky Johnson > Lights Out Match: Harley Race versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby, Harley Race, and Buddy Colt.

NOVEMBER 25, 1975 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Ron Garvin & Rocket Monroe > Jerry Brisco defeated Billy Spears > Moondog Mayne defeated Bob Backlund > Bobo Brazil & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Abdullah the Butcher & the Spoiler > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater* defeated Harley Race / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik.

NOVEMBER 25, 1976 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Scott Irwin > Tony Parisi defeated El Gaucho > Robert Fuller defeated Mr. X > Australian Tag Team Match: Ricky Steamboat & Dean Ho defeated Ted & Jerry Oates > Black Atlas defeated Bill Howard > Jack Brisco defeated Killer Brooks > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Dick Slater* by countout > Australian Tag Team Match: Ox Baker & the Mongolian Stomper defeated Bill Watts & Bob Armstrong > The Sheik defeated the Mighty Igor by countout > World Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

NOVEMBER 25, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bugsy McGraw defeated Dr. X > Tape: Rick McGraw versus Harley Race > Ole Anderson defeated Roger Howell > Rick Martel defeated the Challenger > The Masked Superstar defeated Pierre Lefebvre / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Jack & Jerry Brisco also appeared on this episode.

NOVEMBER 25, 1979 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bret Hart versus Killer Khan > Austin Idol versus Buzz Sawyer > Tommy Rich versus Tom Shaft > Dick Slater versus the Masked Superstar > Ole Anderson & Andre the Giant versus Ivan Koloff & Killer Karl Kox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan.

NOVEMBER 25, 1982 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tag Team Tournament: the Moondogs defeated Les Thornton & Billy Red Eagle; Brad Armstrong & Tito Santana defeated Hiro Matsuda & Yoshiaki Yatsu; Tommy & Johnny Rich defeated Korstia Korchenko & the Iron Sheik; the Wild Samoans defeated the Great Kabuki & the Magic Dragon; Moondogs defeated Armstrong & Santana; Richs defeated Wild Samoans; Moondogs defeated Richs to win tournament > Ivan Koloff defeated Paul Orndorff > Lights Out Match: Butch Reed defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $30,000. Sonny King managed Korstia Korchenko, the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans. J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs. Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki and the Magic Dragon

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.

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