Southastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 11-8-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/08/2008

NEWS and NOTES

The crew from Georgia Wrestling History will bring you the most up-to-date information on events in and around Georgia and beyond tonight for a PSP Fix at 9:30 PM ET. Rampage Pro Wrestlingâ<80><99>s Jason Cross joins us to preview the RPW event on November 9 in Warner Robins, GA. Wrestling Observerâ<80><99>s Dave Meltzer will give us insight into tomorrowâ<80><99>s Turning Point PPV from Total Nonstop Action.

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AWA World-1 South presents the “3rd Annual Old School Tag Team Tournament 2008” at Buck’s Place in Ellaville, GA, tonight. Advertised: Two of the nine teams scheduled will be in a tournament qualifying match. Teams announced are The Rock & Roll Express, The New Heavenly Bodies, The Heartbreak Express, Double Deuce, Southside Trash, Dark City Fight Club, Nick Fame & Scott Davis, The Lifeguards, & The Loggers. Jake Slater defends the Southern championship vs. J-Rod. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (229) 942-0902.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling has an event tonight at the Bremen Rec Center & Sports Complex in Bremen, GA. Advertised: For the SECW championship, Colt Derringer defends vs. Bulldog Raines. Cru Jones vs. Bull Buchanan. Frankie Valentine vs. “Ladies Man” Adam Jacob. Rob Adonis vs. “Golden Boy” Chick Donavan. In a tag team championship semi finals tournament match, The Nightmare & Kyle Matthews vs. Chris Lightning & Chris Ganzer. Josh Storm vs. Billy Love. All tickets are $8, and kids 6 and under get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. For more information call (678) 651-0144.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at Sickles High School in Tampa, FL, tonight. Tickets are $10-$15. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

Tonight, Southern Championship Wrestling celebrates its tenth year in business as the company presents “Unforgettableâ<80> at the Eastmonte Civic Center in Altamonte Springs, FL. It will also be the company’s final show. SCW began operation on October 18, 1998, and claims to be the longest running independent promotion currently in the state of Florida.

Southern Pro Wrestling will be having an event tonight at the Walton County Fairgrounds in Defuniak Springs, FL. Advertised to be there is “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Tickets are $6. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

Pro Wrestling Riot presents “Road to Gold: Part One” at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center on 8330 Civic Drive in Port Richey, FL. Tickets at the door: Adults $10, and kids 13 and under $5. Tickets in advance: Adults $8, and kids 13 and under $4. For more info call (352) 422-4582. Advertised: Pro Wrestling Riot Title Tournament, Opening Round Matches: Sideshow vs. The House of Vitale’s Damballah, Sedrick Strong vs. 911, Inc.’s Shawn Osborne, Jaison Moore vs. Craig Classic, Austin Amadeus vs. Chris Jones. Pro Wrestling Riot Tag Team Title Tournament, Opening Round Matches: The House of Vitale’s Lou The Fixer & Snow vs. The British Lions, Bumz R’ Us vs. The Dynamic Duo. More matches and information will be announced.

Total Championship Wrestling has a benefit show set for tonight in Douglasville, GA, at the National Guard Armory. Advertised: Jenny Roc vs. Sumie Sakai and appearances by TCW Champion Pretty Boy Floyd, TCW Tag Team Champions Murder One & Kenny Dees, Awesome T. C., Ken Timbs Jr, Cameron Valentine, Joey Idol, “Bad Boy” Keith Williams, Damon Black, Shooting Star, Alex Sommers, and “Red Neck Hero” Jess Wade. Bell time is 8pm. General Admission is $8. Kids under 6 get in free. For more information call 404-213-4632, 770-871-0988, or 706-537-5572.

New Heights Wrestling will be at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL, tonight. Advertised: The main event will be a champions & contenders match. NHW cruiserweight champion “The Famous One” Milo & the #1 contender for the NHW heavyweight title “Pretty Boy” Donnie B vs. NHW Heavyweight champion Mr. Fantasy & the #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship, “The DOT” Chris Tighe. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $7, and kids 6 and under get in for free.

Savannah Valley Wrestling presents “Battle Lines Are Drawn” tonight at Graybell Auction in Royston, GA. Tickets are $10, and kids under 13 get in for free. Bell time is at 7:30.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Ted DiBiase, Jr. (1982).

Click here for the latest from Dick Steinborn, where he relates stories about Dick Murdoch and Dory Funk, Jr.

Click here for an open letter sent to us by a player inside the war ongoing between Great Championship Wrestling and Prime Time Pro Wrestling.

Results from last night’s OCWA Wrestling in Trion, GA, with a reported 130 in attendance. This was the J.W. Wilbanks Memorial Show. Over $300 was raised to help the Wilbanks family. Chip Day beat Chris Lightning. Kenny Arden & Billy Montana beat Michael Cross & Seth Cruise. 3 way non title tag match: Shane Williams & Mark Pain defeated Dakota Outlaws I & II and Johnny & Silas Quaz. Mic Forcz beat Alex Summers. Johnny Slater & Frankie Davis beat Dru Scott & Daniel Alexander. Mark Danger beat The White Angel, then after being confronted in ring by Jamie Kyle & Syrus, Mark Danger pinned their manager Jackie Rosedale in an impromptu match. Michael Cross won the Gauntlet match when Seth Cruise & the Associate eliminated themselves.

After winning gauntlet, an emotional Cross dedicated the match and show to his dad, gave the trophy to his mom, and announced he was retiring tonight (He had just had a newborn on Tuesday and his heart hadn’t been in wrestling for a while especially after the passing of his father.) He unlaced his boots and left his boots in the ring as the show ended. Fans and wrestlers gave Cross a standing ovation.

United States Wrestling Organization results from last night in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn: Reported attendance was 90 brave souls who chose USWO over the Lawler 35 show. Chris Norte & Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn beat Cousin Jason X & Psycho Medic & JD Fluffy when Norte pinned Fluffy. USWO Jr. Champion Josh Crowe beat Shawn Hoodrich. Steven Green (with Shane Eden) beat Saint in a 2/3 falls match. Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn beat Travis Starr & Damien Payne when Lowe pinned Starr after Payne turned on him. Tim Renesto beat Arrick Andrews by reverse decision after ref Mark Owen found a chain on Andrews that Renesto had planted on him while being pinned. L.T. Falk beat Chris Michaels by countout. They were brawling outside the ring, and Michaels rammed L.T. into the ringpost and threw him back in as ref Mark Owensâ<80><99> count reached ten. USWO Champion Jeremiah Plunkett beat Michael Jablonski via submission.

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 8, 1928 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Nelson and Cy Williams wrestled to a draw > Abe Kaplan defeated Bill Morrow > Paul Jones and Paul Harper wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Jim Browning defeated Stanislaus Zbyszko (2-0)

NOVEMBER 8, 1933 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Russell defeated Tom Marvin at 60:00 > Darna Ostapovich defeated Milo Steinborn at 44:00 (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that Darna Ostapovich was the â<80><9c>latest findâ<80> of Billy Sandow.

NOVEMBER 8, 1934 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Oresti Vadalfi defeated Tony Ricco > Tarzan Jordan defeated Tiger Moore (2-1) > Jack Ross and Honey Boy Hackney wrestled to a draw at 90:00

NOVEMBER 8, 1934 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > No TL Match: Frank Remille versus Young Londos > John Mauldin versus Bull Schmidt > David Ross versus Alex Headlin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 8, 1935 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Eddie Wagner versus Whitey Patterson > Charlie Norman versus Glenn Cowan > Red Dugan versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 8, 1937 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Bill Rowland versus Sammy Miller > Chin Lee versus the Bat > Jack Bloomfield versus Sago Hayamaka / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 8, 1946 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Temple defeated Earl Wampler > Jim Coffield and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Bibber McCoy defeated Danno O’Mahoney > Jack O’Brien & the Cardiff Giant defeated Ed White & Chief Saunooke

NOVEMBER 8, 1948 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Dick Lever â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey defeated Charlie Harben > Nick Carter defeated Jack Dillon (2-1) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Chris Belkas* defeated Karl Davis (2-0) / Notes: Chris Belkas had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since November 1, 1948.

NOVEMBER 8, 1950 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Al Massey & Red Dugan defeated Karl Kowalski & the Skull by disqualification > Gorgeous Gilpin defeated Maurice Roberre

NOVEMBER 8, 1954 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Smith versus Ivan Petroff > Jerry Graham versus Johnny Harmon > Chief Big Heart versus Tokyo Joe > Johnny Harmon, Harry Smith & Chief Big Heart versus Jerry Graham, Ivan Petroff & Tokyo Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 8, 1957 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel & Billy Red Lyons defeated Gorgeous George & Wild Red Berry > Freddie Blassie defeated Bill Melby > World Heavyweight Title Match: Edouard Carpentier* defeated Mike Paidousis / Notes: The NWA no longer recognized Carpentier as it champion at this time, and only promoters who disputed the decision by the NWA to recognize Lou Thesz continued to bill Carpentier as World Heavyweight Champion. Apparently Paul Jones was one of them. Following the match between Carpentier and Mike Paidousis, Freddie Blassie entered the ring and issued a challenge for Carpentierâ<80><99>s title, to which he accepted and said he would sign a contract to do so.

NOVEMBER 8, 1960 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Benny Matta defeated Johnny Weaver & Jack Oâ<80><99>Reilly > Dick Amnotte defeated Al Galento by disqualification > Freddie Blassie versus Danny Miller ruled a no contest

NOVEMBER 8, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Adkins defeated Jack Steele > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Cora Combs defeated Adrian Ames > Jerry Graham defeated Marco Polo > Texas Death Match: the Assassin defeated Jack Bence

NOVEMBER 8, 1963 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Ivan Zukoff > Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Matt Jewell* defeated Leon Smith > Ray Gordon defeated Gene Anderson > American Tag Team Match: Ray Gunkel, Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana, the Outlaw & the Mighty Hercules / Notes: Matt Jewell had been billed as Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Champion since June 26, 1963. It was announced that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling on the card on November 15, 1963, and that Joe Scarpa would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 8, 1965 (MONDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Derrell Cochran > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Linda Carroll & Princess White Dove defeated Judy Grable & Toni Rose > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Johnny Heidman & Roy Mulkey

NOVEMBER 8, 1966 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol defeated Argentina Amesa > Don McClarty defeated Chico Cortez > Roger Kirby defeated Louie Tillet > Butcher Vachon defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

NOVEMBER 8, 1968 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer and Jim Starr wrestled to a draw > $1,000 Challenge Match: Dale Lewis versus Mario Galento ruled a no contest > Ray Gunkel & Bill Dromo defeated Seiji Sakaguchi & the Outlaw > Bob Armstrong, Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Stan, Mad Dog & Butcher Vachon > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Johnny Valentine defeated the Professional* to win title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Seiji Sakaguchi & the Outlaw. During their match, Johnny Valentine unmasked the Professional, but the Pro quickly covered his face under the ring apron and the Outlaw came to his rescue. The Professional had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Tarzan Tyler on August 23, 1968, in Atlanta. Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Mario Galento, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes.

NOVEMBER 8, 1969 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Television Title Tournament Match: Aldo Bogni defeated Cyclone Soto to advance > Georgia Television Title Tournament Match: Joe Scarpa defeated Assassin #1 to advance > Paul DeMarco and Alberto Torres wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco.

NOVEMBER 8, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” CARTERSVILLE, GA â<80>” SPORTS PALACE (J.A. â<80>~Stiffyâ<80><99> Williams â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Bowman defeated the Champ > Jesse James defeated Pedro Godoy > Roy Lee Welch defeated Joe Turner by disqualification > Roberto Soto & the Avenger defeated Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar

NOVEMBER 8, 1974 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat Barrett defeated Billy Spears > The Mighty Yankees defeated Ken Patera & Danny Little Bear > Loser Leaves Match: Harley Race defeated Mike McCord > Rocky Johnson, Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Roger Kirby, Buddy Colt & Bearcat Wright > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby, Harley Race, and Buddy Colt.

NOVEMBER 8, 1976 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard defeated Rick McGraw > Raymond Rougeau defeated Johnny Ringo > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Robert Fuller & Tony Parisi > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Jos LeDuc > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. X / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

NOVEMBER 8, 1977 (TUESDAY) â<80>” WARNER ROBINS, GA â<80>” WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage and Jerry Stubbs wrestled to a draw > Pat Oâ<80><99>Connor defeated Jacques Goulet > Dick Slater & Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

NOVEMBER 8, 1979 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Bobby Jaggers & the Masked Superstar > Bobby Heenan versus Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Bobby Jaggers and the Masked Superstar.

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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