Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 11-7-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/07/2008

NEWS and NOTES

We had previously advertised that Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling promoter Scott East would be joining us for a PSP Fix tonight, but due to a death earlier this week in their family, and Rich Tate being a bit under the weather, there will be no show tonight.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling promoter Billy Roper joined Rich Tate on Thursday night for a PSP Fix. Roper previewed tonightâ<80><99>s event and addressed issues pertaining to the war with Great Championship Wrestling. Click here for the archive. There is more on the GCW-PTPW war later in this report.

PTPW will be at the Event Center in Columbus, GA, tonight. Advertised: Chris Stevens & Bull Buchanan versus Jake Slater & Deathrow; Micah & Tracy Taylor versus Sal Rinauro & Rock-C, with Chick Donovan; Colt Derringer versus Bulldog Raines; the Brits (Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain) defend the PTPW Tag Team Title against Frankie Valentine & Ace Rockwell; and David Young versus Shaun Tempers. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: December 26 in Charlotte, NC, at the Time Warner Cable Arena; and December 7 in North Charleston, SC, at the North Charleston Coliseum; April 5 in Houston, TX, at the Reliant Stadium for the WrestleMania PPV; April 16 in Cologne, DE, at the Lanxess Arena; and April 19 in Vienna, AT, at Wiener Stadthalle.

The tribute show for Jerry Lawler tonight, â<80><9c>Celebrating 35 Years of Wrestling Royaltyâ<80>, in Nashville, TN, at the Fairgrounds will feature Diana DeGarmo singing the National anthem, and it has been announced other Nashville-based country music stars will be on hand as well. Matches advertised: Shawn Schultz versus Matt Boyce; Chase Stevens versus Idol Stevens; Travis Sawyer, Justin Oâ<80><99>Day & Lani Kealoha versus Shanw Williams, Alan Shepard & Ali Stevens; Brian Christopher & Doug Gilbert vs. The Moondogs; and Lawler versus Sid Vicious, with Jimmy Hart. Dan Masters is the MC for the evening. Also advertised: Tennessee wrestling legends Corsica Joe, Jim White, and Don and Al Greene. The event begins at 8:00 PM.

There is a benefit event scheduled for tonight to help the family of J.W. Wilbanks, father of local wrestler Michael Cross. Wilbanks recently passed away, and the benefit will be to help raise money for the family. The event will take place at the OCWA Building in Trion, GA. Advertised: Nigel Sherrod versus Air Paris; Michael Cross & Seth Cruise versus Lamar Phillips & Jamie Hall; a four-way featuring Shane Williams, Mark Pain, Casey Kage, and Murder One; Kid Ego, Jr., versus Stupid, with Tweety; and a trophy has been designed to be given away in honor of Wilbanks, named the Wilbanks Memorial Cup, to the winner of a thirty-man gauntlet match. Also advertised: Chip Day, Alex Summers, Johnny Quaz, Silas Quaz, Joe Edon, Savin, Mic Force, Shawn Clark, Elsworth, Jason Fear, A.J. Waldron, Jackie Rosedale, Dark Gable, Scott Prater, Chris Christian, Wicked Walt, Daniel Alexander, Brian Alexander, J Dog, the Associate, the Dakota Outlaws, Mark Danger, and Dave Wills. Bell time will be 8:00 PM.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to King Kong Bundy (1957), Tony Schiavone (1957), and Muhammad Hassan (1981).

Slam! Wrestlingâ<80><99>s Bob Kapur has written a nice story on El Generico. Click here for the piece.

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s review of the November 1 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

We received a request from â<80>~Jungle Boyâ<80><99> Shawn Wilde, also known as the Wild Child, who is looking for any footage or photos that may exist from his time working for Sam Kentâ<80><99>s North Georgia Wrestling Alliance in the mid-1990s. He can e contacted at shawn.miller@mtbethel.org.

Click here for an interview with Roxanne Moafferi, as she prepares for her fight at this weekendâ<80><99>s GCM Valkyrie event in Tokyo, Japan.

Results from the November 6 GCW show at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, in front of a heavily papered crowd of 235: Joey Lightning pinned Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis) after a dropkick, Ron Stalker pinned John Bogie with a roll up, The debuting Southside Trash (Rowdy & Raunchy with J.P. Money) beat Merchants of Death (Johnny Slaughter & ? with Wicked Nemesis), GCW Interstate Title Tournament Match #1: Shaun Banks beat Tex Monroe, GCW Interstate Title Tournament Match #2: Cru Jones beat Scottie Beach, J-Rod beat Johnny Swinger (with Quentin Michaels) to retain the GCW Heavyweight Title. J-Rod was attacked by the members of Michaels Inc. (Swinger, Jones and Banks) after the match.

All tickets for GCW were $5, which was also the case throughout the month of October. Free passes were made available for this show. One fan stated he had received 30 freebies for distributionâ<80>¦Monroe vs. Banks was said to be the best match of the nightâ<80>¦Southside Trash are babyfaceâ<80>¦Wicked Nemesis introduced ? as a new member or Merchants of Death. He was a masked guy that was recognized as the Hispanic man that works for GCW in other capacitiesâ<80>¦Eddy Philips, Diane Hewes and Bill Hewes were all in the houseâ<80>¦It appears they are booking J-Rod ala CM Punkâ<80><99>s run with the WWE title. He was beaten down the entire match and appeared surprised to come out with the victory…The format of the Interstate Title Tournament was not made clear to the crowd. However, it is known that the tournament will continue next week with Adonis vs. Slaughter.

Rob Adonis made a surprise debut for GCW at their show last night at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City. Adonis cut a promo stating he was coming in to challenge for GCW Interstate Title. Adonis had been a featured performed with rival promotion, PTPW, as part of Evil Incorporated with Colt Derringer. According to Adonis, owner Billy Roper informed him on November 1 that he was not booked for the PTPW show taking place tonight in Columbus, and it was unclear to Adonis as to when he would be booked again. At the October 30 PTPW show, Adonis told Roper he had sold the ring he was renting to PTPW, but added that he had made arrangements for another ring through Ted Allen at the same price. Adonis also owns some of the sound equipment, barricades and at least one of the title belts PTPW was using. Adonis said he had previously made Roper aware of his intention to sell the ring, as well as the rest of his equipment, because he plans to disband his Ultimate Christian Wrestling organization by the end of 2008.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on November 9. Advertised: The main event is a 6 man tag match, Dr. Johnny Gayton, “The Black Superman” A.J. Steele & former NWA World champion Ron Simmons vs. Hot Like Lava. For the RPW heavyweight championship, Orion Bishop w/Mr. Ace Diamond defends vs. Bull Buchanan. “Cobra” Jason Cross & Lance Christian vs. Vordell Walker & Kodiak w/Mr. Ace Diamond. J-Rod vs. “The Big Deal” Sal Rinauro. In match to determine the #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship, Kyle Matthews vs. “So Fine” Frankie Valentine w/Mr. Ace Diamond. Admission is 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 7, 1932 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” FAIRPLAY ATHLETIC CLUB (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Amateur Match: George Harben and Bobby Stewart wrestled to a draw > Jack Ross defeated Jack Evans > Jim Hesslyn defeated Dick Lever / Notes: It was reported that 60% of the proceeds from this card were donated to the Georgia Democratic Party campaign, perhaps as a result of the state tax action taken two weeks earlier. Bobby Stewart eventually turned professional and became famous as the Golden Terror.

NOVEMBER 7, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens â<80>” Promoter) > Sam Rivers versus Pat Oâ<80><99>Brien > Pancho Villa versus Young Americus > Sammy Miller versus Harry Nixon / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 7, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Eddie Wagner versus Leon Fuller > Wesley Brownlee versus Tiger Rumson > Joe Wolfe versus Ronnie McDuffie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 7, 1938 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rip Roberts versus Young Londos > Eddie Williams versus Glenn Cowan > Benny Mathis versus Jack McAdams / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 7, 1938 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Al Moran versus Whitey Patterson > Son Almand versus Young Gotch > Bill Collins defeated Red Dugan by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Bill Collins and Red Dugan, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 7, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long defeated Olaf Erickson > Al Massey and Al Galento wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre & Nick Carter defeated Tom Mahoney & Lozano Martinez > Freddie Blassie defeated Babe Zaharias by disqualification

NOVEMBER 7, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele and Jack Moore wrestled to a draw > Jerry Graham defeated Jack Wentworth > Leslie Carlton defeated Nick Carter > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Eduardo Perez / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since September 19, 1952. Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the match between McIntyre and Eduardo Perez. James Hartley managed Leslie Carlton.

NOVEMBER 7, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andre Drapp versus Eduardo Perez > Boris Kalmikoff & Whitey Whittler versus Danny Oâ<80><99>Shocker & Tex Riley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 7, 1956 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Parks and Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Chris Tolos defeated Ike Eakins by disqualification > Boxing Match: Don McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie by KO in sixth round

NOVEMBER 7, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal featuring Don Lee, Bob Shipp, Chief Little Eagle, Charlie Harben, Ivan Vansky, and Chris Averoff > Chris Averoff and Charlie Harben wrestled to a draw > Bob Shipp defeated Ivan Vansky > Don Lee and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Cage Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie* to win title / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal. Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ray Gunkel on September 5, 1958, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 7, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Nelson & Jack Oâ<80><99>Reilly versus Danny Miller & Benny Matta > Freddie Blassie versus Tiny Evans / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

NOVEMBER 7, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Adkins defeated Jack Steele by disqualification > Jack Steele & Bulldog Lawley defeated Doug Adkins & Young Paul Jones > The Assassin defeated Jack Bence

NOVEMBER 7, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Reed defeated Pancho Valdez > Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack Vansky > Luke Brown versus Gypsy Joe ruled a no contest > Jake Smith defeated Lenny Montana

NOVEMBER 7, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frankie Cain versus Horst Murphy > Red Roberts versus Chief Little Eagle > No DQ / No CO Match: Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 7, 1963, 1966 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon defeated Enrique & Ramon Torres* to win title / Notes: Enrique & Ramon Torres had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon on October 21, 1966, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 7, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Belle Starr defeated Barbara Galento > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated the Gauchos by disqualification > Louie Tillet defeated Bobby Shane by disqualification

NOVEMBER 7, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Salvadore Dominguez > Cyclone Soto defeated Tony Nero > Roberto Soto defeated Vincent Lopez > The Professional defeated Aldo Bogni > Round Robin Tag Team Tournament: Paul DeMarco & El Diablo defeated the Assassins; Joe Scarpa & Alberto Torres defeated DeMarco & Diablo; Assassins defeated Scarpa & Torres; Assassins defeated DeMarco & Diablo to win tournament / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the tournament. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco & El Diablo.

NOVEMBER 7, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kubla Khan defeated Sabu Singh > Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert and the Assassins wrestled to a draw > Jesse James 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 7, 1971 (SUNDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Alex Medina and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > George Scott defeated Billy Spears by disqualification > Dick Steinborn defeated Flash Monroe > Buddy Fuller & El Mongol defeated the Assassins by disqualification

NOVEMBER 7, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Seigler defeated Rock Hunter by disqualification > Oki Shikina defeated George Grant > Roy Lee Welch defeated the Champ > Tom Renesto, Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo defeated Juan Caruso, Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar

NOVEMBER 7, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles defeated Dudley Clements > Bob Backlund defeated Ron Garvin > Jerry Brisco defeated Luke Graham > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Toru Tanaka > Dick Slater defeated Nikolai Volkoff > The Spoiler defeated Dusty Rhodes > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Brute Bernard / Notes: Mr. Wrestling #2 and Brute Bernard were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Bobo Brazil was the special referee for the match between Dusty Rhodes and the Spoiler. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, and Toru Tanaka.

NOVEMBER 7, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Cook versus Jim Grabmire > Don Kent versus Bob Armstrong > Stan Hansen versus Pat Oâ<80><99>Connor > Pak Song versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Texas Bullrope Match (No DQ / No TL): Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes versus Ole Anderson & Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

NOVEMBER 7, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Hess defeated Roger Howell > Bugsy McGraw defeated the Challenger > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Dr. X > The Masked Superstar defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Rick Martel defeated King Kong Mosca* by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen* defeated Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2

NOVEMBER 7, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” FORT PAYNE, AL â<80>” RECREATION CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Mason versus Jerry Roberts > Charlie Fulton versus Mike Davis > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Susan Green versus Joyce Grable > Jack Brisco versus Mr. Saito > Dennis Condrey & Ole Anderson versus Jim Brunzell & Steve O / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 7, 1982 (SUNDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Rich versus Buzz Sawyer > Brad Armstrong versus Ivan Koloff > Tommy Rich versus Jerry Lawler > Butch Reed versus the Super Destroyer > Ole Anderson, Stan Hansen & Ernie Ladd versus the Iron Sheik & the Wild Samoans > National Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Orndorff defeated the Masked Superstar* to win title / Notes: Aside from the match between Paul Orndorff and the Masked Superstar, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans.

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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