Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 11-21-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/21/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: December 28 in Raleigh, NC, at the RBC Center; and January 5 in New Orleans, LA, at the New Orleans Arena.

WWEâ<80><99>s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, AL, on February 1.

Total Nonstop Action will be in Wilson, NC, at the Bill Ellis Convention Center on January 9.

NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena in Columbus, GA, tonight. Advertised: Bad Company’s David Young & Chris Stevens vs. Iceberg & Deathrow. Bulldog Raines vs. Sal Rinauro (with Coach Donovan). Micah Taylor vs. Colt Derringer. Chip Day vs. Jimmy Rave. Ace Rockwell & Frankie Valentine vs. Killer Instinct (Jake Slater & Mean Mike Stratus). Tag Team Title Match: The Brits (Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain) defend the titles against two debuting cruiserweights, Mikey Watkins & L.A. Evans. Bell time is 7:30 pm. For further information call (706) 570-3978.

Champions With Attitudes will be at the Jamil Temple in Columbia, SC, tonight. The doors will open at 6:00 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for ringside, $15 for floor seats and $10 for bleachers. Children 3 and under get in free of charge. Advertised: TNA’s Samoa Joe will be in action.

Action Packed Wrestling will be at the APW Arena in Chester, SC, tonight.

Alternative Pro Wrestling will be at the Royston Gym in Royston, GA, tonight.

The Georgia Wrestling Federation will be at the GWF Arena in Trion, GA, tonight.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling will be at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, tonight.

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 Afa (1942), Johnny Rich (1956 or 1958), Shane Douglas (1964), Cassidy Oâ<80><99>Reilly (1976), Brie and Nicole Bella (1983), and Ted Oates.

Today in Memoriam: Dean Hart (1990), Ben Sharpe (85, 2001), and Jimmy Hustler (33, 2006).

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s review of the November 8 broadcast of Rampage Pro Wrestling.

The NWA Main Event television show that airs weekly on the ION network affiliate in Nashville is now available on YouTube. You can view all of the segments from the November 8 and November 15 shows by clicking here.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s in Warner Robins, GA, on November 23. Advertised: In a no rules match, “Cobra” Jason Cross vs. Vordell Walker w/Mr. Ace Diamond. Diamond will be handcuffed at ringside. For the RPW heavyweight championship, “The Wrestling Hybrid” Orion Bishop w/Mr. Ace Diamond defends vs. Shawn Schultz. “The Black Superman” AJ Steele vs. Hot Like Lava’s Micah Taylor. “The Inconceivable Being of Horror” Iceberg vs. Travis Sawyer. Also scheduled to appear: RPW cruiserweight champion Dr. Johnny Gayton, J-Rod, Kurosukaji, “The Big Deal” Sal Rinauro. Tickets are free before 2:45 and $5 after 2:45. Bell time is at 4:00.

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 21, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens â<80>” Promoter) > Whitey Patterson versus Pat Austin > John Dameron versus Young Americus > George Romanoff versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 21, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee â<80>” Promoter) > Boxing Match: Bill Denny and Harold Hodgins > Pat Williams versus Pat Oâ<80><99>Brien > Wesley Brownlee versus the Masked Marvel > Bob Anderson versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also three amateur wrestling matches, but no details were provided following the card. Bill Denny and Harold Hodgins were reported to be â<80><9c>two young localsâ<80>.

NOVEMBER 21, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Eddie Wagner versus Wesley Brownlee > Al Olsen versus Swede Swanson > John Mauldin versus Mex McClain / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 21, 1938 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Mathis versus Rip Roberts > Joe Turner versus Eddie Williams > Wrestler versus Boxer Match: Glenn Cowan versus Frankie Allen / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 21, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey & Mile High Ross versus Tom Mahoney & Al Galento > Don McIntyre versus Lozano Martinez > Freddie Blassie versus Babe Zaharias > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Nell Stewart versus Helen Hild / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 21, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mayes McLain defeated Jack Moore > Jack & Billy Steele defeated Nick Carter & Jerry Graham > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Eduardo Perez / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since September 19, 1952.

NOVEMBER 21, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eduardo Perez defeated Bob Shipp > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Barbara Baker defeated Belle Starr (2-1) > Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie (2-1)

NOVEMBER 21, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Taylor versus Tex Riley > Don Roche versus El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 21, 1956 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Corinne Cordero versus Bonnie Watson > Freddie Blassie & Ike Eakins versus Jackie Nichols & Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 21, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele, Chris Averoff & Chief Little Eagle defeated Don Lee, Bob Shipp & Ivan Vansky > Indian Death Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Ray Gunkel by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that both Ray Gunkel and Freddie Blassie put up $2,000 for their match. Gunkel was disqualified when he accidentally hit the referee.

NOVEMBER 21, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Johnny Weaver > Mixed Tag Team Match: Danny Miller & Barbara Baker versus Roy Nelson & Penny Banner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

NOVEMBER 21, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sky Hi Krueger & Bulldog Lawley defeated Doug Adkins & Johnny Apollo > No DQ Match: Choo-Choo Lynn & the Assassin wrestled to a draw

NOVEMBER 21, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Pee Wee Lopez defeated Marcel Semard at 13:00 > Luke Brown defeated Jack Vansky at 12:00 > Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest > World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Freddie Blassie* defeated Jake Smith / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.

NOVEMBER 21, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frankie Cain versus Mario Galento > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 21, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Kenny Mack > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Bette Boucher defeated Joyce Grable > Bill Dromo defeated El Mongol by disqualification > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Louie Tillet* defeated Bobby Shane / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Hart on January 17, 1967, in Macon.

NOVEMBER 21, 1968 (THURSDAY) â<80>” MILLEDGEVILLE, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer defeated Joe Turco > Bob Armstrong defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Dromo defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

NOVEMBER 21, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Billy Spears at 1:00 > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Diamond Lil defeated Darling Dagmar at 7:00 > Australian Tag Team Match: Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Mitsu & Sugi Sito at 11:00 > Nick Bockwinkel defeated El Diablo at 7:00 > Paul DeMarco & Aldo Bogni defeated Joe Scarpa & Bobby Hart at 16:00 > Handicap Match (No TL): the Professional defeated Assassin #2; the Professional versus Assassin #1 ruled a no contest at 20:00 / Notes: The match between Nick Bockwinkel and Billy Spears took place instead of a scheduled match between Ronnie Hill and Mike Myers. It is unclear as to why the switch was made, and whether Myers or Hill were even at the venue. The stipulation for the match between the Professional and the Assassins was that the former had to defeat both for the latter to unmask. However, if he failed to defeat both Assassins, the Pro would have to unmask. Per the stipulation, the Pro removed his mask following the match to reveal his identity as Doug Gilbert. Gilbert continued to wrestle without the mask after this, but was typically called the Professional as a nickname. The Assassins had also been ordered to wear different colors for the match. There was an article in the program for this card from Los Angeles Times writer John Hall about Sam Sheppard. It was announced that Sheppard and George Strickland would be wrestling on the card on November 28, 1969.

NOVEMBER 21, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Kubla Khan by disqualification > Doug Gilbert and Mr. Ito wrestled to a draw > Robert Fuller defeated the Red Demon / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.

NOVEMBER 21, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Francisco Flores defeated Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman defeated Wayne Cowan > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Leon Ogle defeated Joe Turner by KO in second round > Bob Armstrong defeated Skandor Akbar > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo* versus the Hollywood Blonds ruled a no contest / Notes: Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar on November 14, 1972, in Macon.

NOVEMBER 21, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Pepe Lopez > Tom Jones versus Big Mac > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* versus Debbie Johnson > Robert Fuller & Bobby Cash versus the Samoans > Pat Oâ<80><99>Connor versus Super Inferno #1 > Bob Armstrong versus Hiro Matsuda > Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr. / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Samoans. J.C. Dykes managed Super Inferno #1

NOVEMBER 21, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Brisco and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Moondog Mayne defeated Bob Backlund > Dick Slater, Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Billy Spears, George McCreery & Otto Von Heller > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Luke Graham > Lumberjack Match: the Spoiler defeated Bobo Brazil > Brute Bernard versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Brute Bernard and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler and Brute Bernard. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

NOVEMBER 21, 1976 (SUNDAY) â<80>” FORT STEWART, GA â<80>” CORKAN GYMNASIUM (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Raymond Rougeau versus Mr. X > Rick McGraw versus Jim Lancaster > Scott Irwin versus Ricky Steamboat > Raymond Rougeau & Porkchop Cash versus Bill Howard & Mr. X / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 21, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Jim Dalton > Bob Armstrong defeated Jacques Goulet by disqualification > Handicap Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter & Pak Song > Dick Slater defeated Stan Hansen > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas* defeated Ole Anderson & Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

NOVEMBER 21, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Billy Starr > Rufus R. Jones defeated Hartford Love > Bugsy McGraw defeated Jim Burns > $1,000 Match (DQ Rule Waived): Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > King Kong Mosca Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Tommy Rich, Choo-Choo Lynn & Mr. Wrestling #2

NOVEMBER 21, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet versus Ricky Fields & Chick Donavan > Tom Shaft versus Bret Hart > Georgia Television Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* versus Buzz Sawyer > Austin Idol & Sterling Golden versus Tony Atlas & Ray Candy > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* versus the Masked Superstar > Dog Fight Match: Ernie Ladd versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Austin Idol, Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox, Tom Shaft and the Masked Superstar.

NOVEMBER 21, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” CARTERSVILLE, GA â<80>” CHEROKEE AVENUE GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy versus Stan Lane > Steve O versus Assassin #1 > Jim Brunzell & Kevin Sullivan versus Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts during their match with Jim Brunzell & Kevin Sullivan.

NOVEMBER 21, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Great Kabuki defeated El Gran Apollo > The Masked Superstar defeated Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated Ray Stevens & Mike Sharpe > Michael Hayes & Big Red defeated Ole & Gene Anderson > Lumberjack Bounty Match: Tommy Rich defeated Terry Gordy / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.

NOVEMBER 21, 1982 (SUNDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, OH â<80>” OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Iron Sheik defeated Johnny Rich > The Wild Samoans defeated Brad Armstrong and Billy Red Eagle > The Super Destroyer defeated Tom Prichard > Butch Reed defeated Ole Anderson > Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Koloff > Cage Match: Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification / Notes: Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans.

NOVEMBER 21, 1983 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Thornton versus Jesse Barr > Handicap Match: King Kong Bundy versus Pat Rose & Joe Lightfoot > Ron Garvin versus Jake Roberts > Brett & Buzz Sawyer versus the Road Warriors > Ted DiBiase versus Pez Whatley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and 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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