Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 11-14-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/14/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Jimmy Rave, who will begin hosting a radio show for Georgia Wrestling History in January 2009, has also penned his first column for us, where he reminisces over his early days and recalls those closest to him. Click here for the column.

Takoâ<80><99>s fundraiser for the family of John Graziano will be held tonight at the Passion Night Club in Hollywood, FL. The event begins at 8:00 PM, with celebrity guest appearances being advertised. All proceeds go to assist the Graziano family. The Sun Sentinel ran a piece today promoting the event. Click here for the story.

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Tickets for the following TNA event goes on sale Saturday: January 11 for the Genesis PPV in Charlotte, NC, at the Cricket Arena.

NWA Prime Time, formerly Prime Time Pro Wrestling, returns to the Prime Time Arena (5000 Burnham Boulevard) in Columbus, GA, tonight. Advertised: Bulldog Raines vs. Colt Derringer in a fan lumberjack match, where 16 fans have been chosen to be the lumberjacks. Ace Rockwell & Frankie Valentine vs. Champions Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain (with Jimmy Rave) for the PTPW Tag Team Titles. Bad Company’s Chris Stevens & David Young vs. Iceberg & Jake Slater. Rock-C vs. Tracy Taylor. Micah Taylor vs. Shaun Tempers. Sal Rinauro vs. a Mystery Opponent. Bell time is 7:30pm.

The All Pro Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Maryville, TN, tonight. Advertised: Ricky Morton versus Jimmy Golden; Stan Lane versus Howie Gibson; Robert Wilson & Crazy versus Caleb Konley & the Asian Sensation; and two other matches. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10, and $6 for kids.

Dirty South Pro Wrestling presents “A Night of Champions” tonight at the East Brewton Civic Center in Brewton, AL. Advertised: In a no DQ match for the DSPW cruiserweight champion, Kage w/Phoenix defends vs. the XW-2000 champion DDG. For the heavyweight championship, Rebel defends vs. Gothic Warrior w/Mystress. In a triple threat match for the DSPW tag championships, The Ministry defends vs. Youngbloodz vs. “Hot Stuff” Heathy P & Romeo. J.T. Angel vs. DJ Durst. James Metro & Evergreen McQueen vs. Brother Payne & Bam Bam. Tiny Tiswell vs. Short Bandit. There will also be a battle royal to determine the US champion. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:30.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to La Parka (1965).

Today in Memoriam: Tony Rumble (43, 1999).

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the Recreation Center and Sports Complex in Bremen, GA, on November 22. Advertised: Rob Adonis & Colt Derringer versus Josh Stone & Bulldog Raines; a family feud match, featuring Frankie Valentine and uncle Billy Knight; a tornado match with Josh Storm & Chip Day versus Kyle Matthews & the Nightmare; Tracy Taylor versus Genni Wright; and Micah Taylor versus Dustin Powers. All tickets are $8, with kids 6 and under admitted free of charge. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is 7:30. For more information, call (678) 651-0144.

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 14, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Sarpolis defeated Jack Zarnas at 60:00 > Darna Ostapovich defeated Chief Chewacki (2-0)

NOVEMBER 14, 1938 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Dameron versus Rip Roberts > Benny Mathis versus Glenn Cowan > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams defeated Eddie Williams* to win title / Notes: John Dameron and Rip Roberts were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Benny Mathis and Glenn Cowan, but no results were reported after the card. Eddie Williams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Young Londos in Atlanta, GA, on November 11, 1938.

NOVEMBER 14, 1938 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Whitey Patterson versus Young Gotch > Charlie Norman versus Son Almand > Bill Collins versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 14, 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 El Toro by disqualification > Tex Riley defeated Boris Kalmikoff > Andre Drapp & Red McIntyre defeated Eduardo Perez & El Toro (2-1)

NOVEMBER 14, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Chief Little Eagle & Tito Infante defeated Don Lee & Tom Thumb > Freddie Blassie defeated Lou Klein > Paul Anderson defeated Dick the Bruiser

NOVEMBER 14, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Penny Banner versus Barbara Baker > Johnny Weaver & Jan Madrid versus Danny Miller & Chief Little Eagle > Bill Dromo versus Roy Nelson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

NOVEMBER 14, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Adkins and Bulldog Lawley wrestled to a draw > Doug Adkins & Johnny Apollo defeated Derrell Cochran & Bulldog Lawley > The Assassin defeated Choo-Choo Lynn by disqualification

NOVEMBER 14, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon defeated Gypsy Joe by disqualification > Chief Little Eagle and the Russian Crusher wrestled to a draw > The Kentuckians defeated Freddie Blassie & Lenny Montana

NOVEMBER 14, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson & Rocky Smith versus Freddie Blassie & the Destroyer > Don Fargo versus Ken Fryer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This was for the locally televised â<80><9c>Columbus Championship Wrestlingâ<80>, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.

NOVEMBER 14, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Mario Galento > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Ann Spencer versus Sweet Georgia Brown > No DQ Match: Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Billy & Bad Boy Hines vowed to pay the Mysterious Medics $400 if the Medics would risk their masks.

NOVEMBER 14, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” PHENIX CITY, AL (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Vince Gironda > Ken Fryer versus Mr. X (2) > Dick Barkley versus Tarzan White / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

NOVEMBER 14, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter and Karl Von Stroheim wrestled to a draw > The Gauchos defeated Bill Dromo & Greg Peterson > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Shane defeated Louie Tillet* by disqualification / Notes: Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Hart on January 17, 1967, in Macon.

NOVEMBER 14, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart versus Roberto Soto > Billy Spears versus Vincent Lopez > Cyclone Soto defeated Aldo Bogni > Joe Scarpa, Alberto Torres & the Professional defeated El Diablo & the Assassins > Paul DeMarco defeated Terry Funk / Notes: Bobby Hart and Roberto Soto were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Billy Spears and Vincent Lopez, but no results were reported after the card. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. Following the match between Joe Scarpa, Alberto Torres & the Professional and El Diablo & the Assassins, the Assassins turned on Diablo and unmasked him in the ring to reveal his identity as Frankie Cain. Cain continued to wrestle with the mask.

NOVEMBER 14, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated the Great Ota by disqualification > Ray Gunkel defeated Skandor Akbar > Kubla Khan defeated Pepe Gomez > Paul DeMarco and Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw / 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 14, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Francisco Flores and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Leon Ogle & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Bill Bowman & Joe Turner > Tom Renesto versus Ox Baker ruled a no contest > Macon Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo defeated Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* to win title / Notes: Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo on September 5, 1972, in Macon.

NOVEMBER 14, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Cash versus El Gaucho > Derrell Cochran versus Tony Romano > Mixed Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Paula Kaye & Diamond Lil versus Debbie Johnson & Darling Dagmar > Sputnik Monroe versus Gorgeous George, Jr. > Roberto Soto versus Hiro Matsuda > Bobby Duncum versus Robert Fuller > Bobby Shane versus Tim Woods > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Watts* versus Bob Armstrong / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Lou Thesz was the special referee for the match between Bobby Shane and Tim Woods.

NOVEMBER 14, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles defeated Ron Garvin > Jerry Brisco & Bob Backlund versus Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell ruled a no contest > Terry Funk defeated Nikolai Volkoff > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Jay Strongbow > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated Brute Bernard / Notes: Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff and Brute Bernard. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

NOVEMBER 14, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Butch Malone > Randy Savage and Charlie Cook wrestled to a draw > Tony Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & Pak Song > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen defeated Dick Slater* by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

NOVEMBER 14, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rufus R. Jones defeated the Challenger at 11:00 > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Kurt Von Hess > Rick Martel & Bugsy McGraw defeated Hartford Love & King Kong Mosca at 6:00 > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen* / Notes: Choo-Choo Lynn was the special referee for the match between Mr. Wrestling #1 and the Masked Superstar, as well as the match between Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 and Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen.

NOVEMBER 14, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve O defeated Tom Stanton > Ray Candy defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification > Steve Keirn & Terry Taylor defeated Charlie Fulton & Roger Mason > Mr. Saito defeated Jerry Oates > Ted DiBiase defeated Killer Khan > Jim Brunzell defeated Dennis Condrey > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tony Atlas* defeated Ole Anderson > National Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* defeated Terry Gordy > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts* versus Kevin Sullivan & Austin Idol ruled a no contest / Notes: Dennis Condrey substituted for Terry Funk in the match with Jim Brunzell. Terry Gordy joined Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Kevin Sullivan & Austin Idol, and Hayes and Roberts joined Gordy at the ring during his match with Jack Brisco.

NOVEMBER 14, 1981 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated Jim Duggan > Bob Armstrong defeated the French Angel > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Michael Hayes & El Gran Apollo > The Masked Superstar defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Bounty Match: Tommy Rich defeated Terry Gordy / Notes: Jim Duggan substituted for Bryan St. John in the match with Brad Armstrong, and the French Angel substituted for Tor Kamata in the match with Bob Armstrong.

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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