Southeastern News, Notes & Nostalgia for 11-5-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/05/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, returns to the airwaves tonight. Tim Dix will provide additional commentary. The return episode will be considered a free-for-all open discussion on all things wrestling. Bobby Simmons, Larry Goodman, and Dan Masters will also join us. Feel free to call in and join in, share your opinions, ask questions, etc., by calling (347) 324-5735. We want our program to be more fan friendly, and we look forward to any and all comments, whether itâ<80><99>s about Georgia wrestling past or present, WWE, TNA, ROH, etc. The show begins at 9:00 PM ET.

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s RAW crew will be at SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany, tonight.

The final overall rating for the November 3 edition of WWEâ<80><99>s RAW was 3.0.

WWE results from the ECW broadcast from the Amway Arena in Orlando, FL, on November 4: in pre-show dark matches, it was Kizarny over Ryan Braddock and Primo Colon over Low Ki; Matt Hardy over Bam Neely; Ricky Ortiz over Jon Davis; and Finlay over Mark Henry.

Click here for spoilers from the SmackDown tapings in Orlando, to be broadcast on November 7.

WWE results from Mannheim, Germany, today: Charlie Haas, as Bret Hart, over Snitsky; Mike Knox over D-Lo Brown; Mickie James & Candice Michelle over Beth Phoenix & Layla; Manu over Jamie Noble; Rey Mysterio over Kane in a no disqualification match; Santino Marella over William Regal to retain the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; Kofi Kingston & CM Punk over Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; and Chris Jericho over Batista to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

WWE announced the release of Super Crazy today, but it was actually his idea. According to sources, he quit at last nightâ<80><99>s event in Orlando. He was not happy with the way he was being utilized.

Dave Meltzer is reporting that the show drew 5,000.

WWE has announced the following events: the SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC, on December 6; and the RAW crew will be at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA, on January 5.

Meltzer is also reporting that the Total Nonstop Action event in Ontario, CA, on October 31 drew 1,000, while the show in Anaheim, CA, on November 1 drew 1,600. On November 2 in Bakersfield, CA, TNA drew 500.

Ring of Honor has added a match featuring Brent Albright versus Davey Richards to the card in Dayton, OH, on November 21.

Today in Memoriam: Bull Brummell (65, 1998).

The much-hyped Pro Wrestling Guerilla Battle of Los Angeles over the weekend only pulled in 400 on both nights, according to Meltzer.

In an interview released by Great Championship Wrestling today, Drew Golden, a/k/a Raunchy of the Southside Trash, tells Taylor McKnight the reasons for J.P. Money and SSTâ<80><99>s decision to leave Prime Time Pro Wrestling last week. Click here for the clip.

Fusion Tradition Wrestlingâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>Cowboys from Hellâ<80> results from November 1 at the Stronghold in Sparta, TN: Patrick Colvett defeated Jed Anderson to win the Tradition Championship. Robert Mulligan beat Dillon Divine. Michael Jablonski informed the Commissioner that he was â<80><9c>not readyâ<80> to face Lord Frost and demanded that Frost be ejected from the building while he wrestles and hand picked opponent for a warm up match. Chief Justice had Frost removed from the building. BCI (Daddy Mac & Rocky Mac with Ms. Precious) beat Logan Shane & â<80><9c>Dirty Jâ<80> Justin Rich (with Josh Blair). During the match, Lord Frost bought a ticket and had a seat. Ronin vs. â<80><9c>Mr. Pure Wrestlingâ<80> Toby Farley (with Josh Blair) ended as a double count out. The Special Stipulation Challenge Match: Mike â<80><9c>The Punisherâ<80> Promo vs. â<80><9c>Hard Knoxâ<80> AC Frost is to be continued. The FTW Tag Team Championship Match between The Thunderbolts (c) and The Cult of Personality ended as a double DQ. â<80><9c>The Main Event Playerâ<80> Michael Jablonski beat El Gringo.

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 5, 1917 (MONDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” LIBERTY THEATRE (Max Bauman â<80>” Promoter) > Strangler Lewis and Constant LeMarin wrestled to a draw at 80:00 / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis. Lewis injured his shoulder in the match and the referee refused to render a decision. The headlock was barred for the match.

NOVEMBER 5, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee â<80>” Promoter) > Glover Powell versus Smitty Anderson > No TL Match: Bill Collins versus Chief Lakeside > Alex Headlin versus Charlie Norman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was no referee for the match between Bill Collins and Chief Lakeside.

NOVEMBER 5, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson > David Ross versus Ambrose Cole > Elmer Guthrie versus Alex Headlin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bob Anderson was credited as being a referee for this card.

NOVEMBER 5, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Sammy Miller versus Young Londos > No TL Match: Joe Wolfe versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 5, 1936 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > John Dameron versus Scotty Sullivan > Glenn Cowan versus Chippewa Charlie > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin* versus Bad Man Minton / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. John Mauldin had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hackney on September 11, 1936, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 5, 1937 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Sammy Miller versus Chin Lee > Jack Bloomfield versus Sago Hayamaka ruled a no contest > Farmer Mack versus the Bat / Notes: Aside from the match between Jack Bloomfield versus Sago Hayamaka, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 5, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Albert Mills defeated Vic Holbrook > Paul Jones versus Jack Kennedy > Ralph Garibaldi versus Jack Dillon > John Mauldin versus Cherry Vallina / Notes: Aside from the match between Albert Mills and Vic Holbrook, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 5, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Managoff and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Jack Kennedy and Tom Mahoney wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter & Al Massey defeated Jim Coffield & Karl Davis > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Herb Welch* defeated Bill Canny / Notes: Herb Welch had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he defeated the Green Shadow on July 6, 1948, in Nashville, TN.

NOVEMBER 5, 1951 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Plummer versus Al Massey > Don McIntyre versus the Mighty Yankee > Art Nelson versus Sheik Ben Ali > Art Nelson, Lou Plummer & the Mighty Yankee versus Al Massey, Don McIntyre & Sheik Ben Ali / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 5, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > World Tag Team Title Match: Reggie Lisowski & Art Nelson* versus Don & Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reggie Lisowski & Art Nelson had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions as recognized by the Chicago, IL, office since they defeated Bill Melby & Jack Witzig on February 13, 1954.

NOVEMBER 5, 1956 (MONDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon versus Bill Parks > Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins versus Chris Tolos & Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 5, 1962 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Reed versus Pancho Valdez > Jack Vansky & Lenny Montana versus Rito Carreon & Chief Little Eagle > Luke Brown versus Gypsy Joe > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Jake Smith / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962, though the title had been held up at the time in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 5, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Ronnie Hill and Al Galento wrestled to a draw > Luke Graham defeated Lonnie Brown > Bob Morrow and the Inferno wrestled to a draw > Jack Bence defeated Ken Fryer > Bob Morrow, Ronnie Hill & Lonnie Brown defeated Al Galento, Luke Graham & the Inferno by disqualification / Notes: Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

NOVEMBER 5, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson defeated Bob Boyer > Silento Rodriguez defeated Roger Kirby > Freddie Blassie defeated Chief Little Eagle by disqualification > Mario Galento & Dutch Savage defeated Dick Steinborn & Ken Hollis > $1,000 Challenge Match: Eddie Graham defeated Dale Lewis / Notes: Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Eddie Graham, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. Graham got the win, but not the money, as he failed to defeat Lewis in the allotted time. It was announced that Mike Paidousis and Eric & Karl Von Brauner, the latter with manager Saul Weingeroff, would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 5, 1966 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Enrique & Ramon Torres and Lars & Gene Anderson wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

NOVEMBER 5, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Mario Galento defeated Billy Garrett > Seiji Sakaguchi defeated Ronnie Paul at 1:00 > Bill Dromo defeated Dale Lewis / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Seiji Sakaguchi.

NOVEMBER 5, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kubla Khan defeated Joe Turco > Billy Spears and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Oki Shikina > El Mongol defeated Flash Monroe > The Assassins defeated George Scott & Dick Steinborn > Bob Armstrong defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Lumberjack Match (No DQ / No TL): Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Big John & Mr. X / Notes: During the match between Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller and Big John & Mr. X, Gunkel removed Xâ<80><99>s mask. However, he could not be identified. He continued to wrestle as Mr. X without the mask. He reportedly required eight stitches to close a wound he suffered during the match over his left eye. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. George Scott participated in an autograph session for fans.

NOVEMBER 5, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Lanny Poffo defeated Randy Jones > Dick Steinborn defeated Angelo Poffo > Charlie Cook defeated Man Mountain Blackwell > Carlos Colon versus El Mongol ruled a no contest > Ray Candy, Assassin #2 & the Missouri Mauler and Wayne Cowan, Crusher Verdu & Super Soul Davis wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Chief Bold Eagle & Chief Little Eagle defeated the Royal Kangaroos* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Luke Graham* versus Ox Baker ruled a no contest / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu and Luke Graham.

NOVEMBER 5, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Mark Starr > Ken Patera defeated Joe Turco > Pat Barrett defeated Rock Riddle > Bob Armstrong & Rocky Johnson defeated Roger Kirby & Harley Race by disqualification > Ron & Terry Garvin defeated Danny Little Bear & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Harley Race and Roger Kirby.

NOVEMBER 5, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Parisi defeated Bill Howard > Killer Brooks defeated Bill Howard > Dick Slater defeated Robert Fuller > No DQ Match: the Mongolian Stomper defeated Jos LeDuc > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. X > World Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

NOVEMBER 5, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Ole & Gene Anderson versus Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Leilani Kai > Georgia Television Title Tournament Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Tommy Rich > Stan Hansen defeated Jerry Stubbs > Dick Slater defeated Butch Malone / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

NOVEMBER 5, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Jaggers and Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Sterling Golden defeated Bret Hart > Stan Hansen defeated Carl Fergie > Ernie Ladd & the Masked Superstar defeated Ole Anderson & Tony Atlas by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Killer Karl Kox by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox, Bobby Jaggers and the Masked Superstar.

NOVEMBER 5, 1983 (SATURDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Lightfoot versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Les Thornton versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Canadian Lumberjack Match: Paul Ellering versus Pez Whatley > National Television Title Match: Ron Garvin* versus Buzz Sawyer > National Tag Team Title Match: the Road Warriors* versus Brett Sawyer & Dusty Rhodes > Texas Death Match: Jake Roberts versus Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Dusty Rhodes was billed as a mystery partner to Brett Sawyer for the match with the Road Warriors. Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer, 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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