Southeastern Wresting News, Notes, And Nostalgia for 11-11-08

Bill Behrens


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

NEWS and NOTES

There will be no more radio shows from Georgia Wrestling History until November 26, when Rich Tate and Les Thatcher return with a new Peach State Pandemonium. PSP will air each Wednesday through the December 17 broadcast. After a holiday break, PSP begins 2009 on January 7. Each broadcast runs ninety minutes, starting at 9:00 PM ET, with archives available afterward.

The GWH crew is also working on a newly designed PSP Fix format, spin-off programs expected to debut in January. Planned to date are shows that will be hosted by GWH/PSP contributors Ric Gillespie, from the Canvas Chronicle, and Dan Masters, from Dan Masters Live. Gillespieâ<80><99>s weekly show will be MMA-themed, and is most likely going to broadcast on Sunday nights. Mastersâ<80><99> show is still being formatted. Other shows are expected to be announced soon.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight.

Expect Christian Cage to be featured only minimally, if at all, over the next few weeks. We are hearing that because renegotiations to keep Cage at TNA are still nowhere close to being settled, TNA does not want to risk him being a major player in current and future storylines in the event he leaves the company next month when his current contract ends.

TNA has invited Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be part of the Final Resolution PPV on December 7 with the Beautiful People, offering to present her with a check for $50,000 for the charity of her choice if she participates.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Kip James (1963), Christie Ricci (1982), Kristal Marshall (1983), and Van Hammer.

Today in Memoriam: Pedro Godoy (61, 1981), Pinkie George (88, 1993), Al Amezcua (81, 1999), and Albert â<80>~Choo-Chooâ<80><99> Lynn (79, 2005).

Tonightâ<80><99>s Trash Talking Radio will feature John Wayne Bobbitt and Damon Feldman, beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

Larry Goodman has posted reviews of Rampage Pro Wrestling broadcasts from October 11 and October 18.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling promoter Billy Roper has announced that his promotion is now an affiliate of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from November 7 in Royston, GA, at the Cherry Street Gym: Jeremy Vain demanded the Southern States title be returned to him immediately. Vain said his lawyers had filed a motion to have the decision overturned, making him the rightful champion. Chris King congratulated Vain on being the only man to win and lose the title in less than a minute. Before things got out of hand, APW announcer Brett Wolverton informed Vain that a decision would be made on APW Aftershock regarding the status of the Championship. Vain vowed to send a message to “Champion” Billy Buck through his friend, Chris King. Dustin Michaels defeated BJ Hancock. “The Candy Dandy Man” Donovan Sweet defeated Anthony Henry. Aaron Lee & “Royston Brawler” John Carnage defeated Brad Logan & Bo Newsome. Slim J & APW Tag Team Champions, The Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells) defeated Strictnyn & Dany Only & Skirra Corvus. North Georgia Champion Seth Delay defeated Chris Damien. Chris King defeated Jeremy Vain by DQ. Vain went for the Clorox bleach, but before he could do anything, Billy Buck intervened and Vain ran off.

Click here for the latest online broadcast of APW Aftershock.

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 11, 1933 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” PLUNKETS ARENA (Charles Plunkets â<80>” Promoter) > Wesley Brownlee versus Pancho Villa > Bill Ward versus Foy Rivers > Dutch Green versus Young Americus > George Romanoff versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 11, 1935 (MONDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Savannah Boxing and Wrestling Club â<80>” Promoter) > Bill Sledge defeated Jimmy Parker > Dick Lever and Babe Caddock wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Man Mountain Dean defeated Bill Evans / Notes: Bill Sledge and Jimmy Parker substituted for Joe Zaharias and Marshall Blackstock, whose match was cancelled for unstated reasons. Sledge was being billed as the Florida Light Heavyweight Champion. Joe Magee was credited as being the referee on this card.

NOVEMBER 11, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Jack Ross versus Fritz Krueger > No TL Match: Mike Nazarian versus Buddy Knox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 11, 1938 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sammy Miller versus Benny Mathis > Rip Roberts versus John Mauldin > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Eddie Williams defeated Young Londos* to win title / Notes: Sammy Miller and Benny Mathis were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Rip Roberts and John Mauldin, but no results were reported after the card. It is unclear as to how Young Londos came to be recognized as the Southern Light Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Jack Ross winning the title from Raoul Lopez on February 4, 1938, in Augusta.

NOVEMBER 11, 1957 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel, Billy Red Lyons & Marco Polo versus Wild Red Berry, Gorgeous George & Fritz Von Brawner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 11, 1960 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta versus Jan Madrid > Johnny Weaver & Roy Nelson versus Danny Miller & Bill Dromo > Southern Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No CO): Freddie Blassie* defeated Tiny Evans / Notes: Aside from the match between Freddie Blassie and Tiny Evans, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on October 21, 1960, in Atlanta. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

NOVEMBER 11, 1961 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Apollo versus Derrell Cochran > Derrell Cochran & Bulldog Lawley versus Johnny Apollo & Marco Polo > Jack Bence versus the Assassin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 11, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Tito Kopa by disqualification > Derrell Cochran and Ivan Zukoff wrestled to a draw > Chief Little Eagle defeated Gene Anderson > The Outlaw & the Mighty Hercules defeated Ray Gordon & Chief Little Eagle

NOVEMBER 11, 1966 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Kono defeated Argentina Amesa > Bobby Hart defeated Jack Bence > Midget Match: Cowboy Bradley defeated Fuzzy Cupid > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Roger Kirby & Les Thatcher > Bill Dromo defeated the Golden Terror > Don McClarty, Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Louie Tillet, Butcher Vachon & Red Raider #1 / Notes: There were two referees for the match between Don McClarty, Enrique & Ramon Torres and Louie Tillet, Butcher Vachon & Red Raider #1. Tillet and Vachon blamed the Raider for the loss, and there was a brief confrontation between them. Chico Cortez and Red Raider #2 were barred from the building during the match. The program for this card featured a letter written by Alberto Torres, promising the fans he would return as soon as he had completed his obligated suspension after losing to Butcher Vachon on October 7, 1966. There is also a mention in this program of the recent passing of Sandor Szabo. It was announced that Buddy Fuller would be wrestling on the card on November 18, 1966.

NOVEMBER 11, 1968 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon* to win title / Notes: It is unclear as to how Stan & Butcher Vachon came to be recognized as Southern Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Enrique & Alberto Torres defeating Hans Schmidt & El Mongol to win the title on May 31, 1968, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 11, 1969 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Salvadore Dominguez > El Diablo defeated Tex McKenzie > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Vincent Lopez & Aldo Bogni

NOVEMBER 11, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated Skandor Akbar by disqualification > Dick Steinborn defeated Ox Baker > Argentina Apollo defeated Pedro Godoy / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

NOVEMBER 11, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Garvin versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Steve Keirn versus Jimmy Garvin > Roger Kirby, Harley Race & Bearcat Wright versus Mr. Wrestling #2, Ole & Gene Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* versus Rocky Johnson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby, Harley Race, and Buddy Colt.

NOVEMBER 11, 1975 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings versus Moondog Mayne > Jerry Brisco & Bob Backlund versus Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell > Handicap Match: Bobo Brazil versus George McCreery & Rocket Monroe > US Tag Team Title Match: Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard* versus Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Mr. Wrestling #2* versus the Spoiler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobo Brazil was the special referee for the match between Mr. Wrestling #2 and the Spoiler. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, and Brute Bernard.

NOVEMBER 11, 1976 (THURSDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Dr. Fujinami defeated Doug Somers > Bill White defeated Steve Bolus > Mike Dubois defeated Johnny Eagle > Tony Atlas defeated Jacques Goulet by disqualification > Wahoo McDaniel & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Angelo Mosca & Blackjack Mulligan / Notes: Steve Bolus substituted for Danny Miller in the match with Bill White. This was the first card Aaron Newman promoted since Georgia Championship Wrestling sold the rights to Savannah to Jim Crockett Promotions.

NOVEMBER 11, 1977 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Cook defeated Randy Savage > Tommy Rich defeated Butch Malone > Bob Armstrong defeated Jim Grabmire > Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet > Dick Slater defeated Pak Song > Texas Death Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Stan Hansen / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

NOVEMBER 11, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Mike Diamond & Len Denton > Tape: Ron Starr versus the Spoiler > The Masked Superstar defeated Mike Jackson > Bugsy McGraw & Rufus R. Jones defeated Marion Crumbly & Butch Malone > Tape: Ernie Ladd versus Bill Irwin > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Mike Diamond & Hartford Love > Tape: Johnny Ringo versus Pak Song > King Kong Mosca defeated Ron Moates > Kurt Von Hess defeated Mike Jackson > Tape: Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Pete Austin & Mr. Saito / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Paul Jones stripped Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen of the Georgia Tag Team Title on this episode. Thunderbolt Patterson also appeared on this episode.

NOVEMBER 11, 1979 (SUNDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Ron Sexton defeated David Patterson > Leroy & Luther Dargin defeated Charlie Fulton & Frank Monte > Johnny Weaver & S.D. Jones defeated Chris Tolos & Gene Anderson > Baron Von Raschke defeated Jay Youngblood > Ric Flair defeated Jimmy Snuka

NOVEMBER 11, 1980 (TUESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, OH â<80>” OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

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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