Southeastern News, Notes & Nostalgia for 10-31-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/31/2008

NEWS and NOTES

NWA Anarchyâ<80><99>s Todd Sexton joins me tonight for a PSP Fix, filling in for promoter Jerry Palmer, live at 9:30 PM ET.

An updated lineup for TNAâ<80><99>s Turning Point PPV, which will be broadcast live from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, on November 9: Sting defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against A.J. Styles; Kevin Nash versus Samoa Joe; Booker T defends the Legends Title against Christian Cage, whereas if Cage loses, he must become a member of the Main Event Mafia; Beer Money defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against the Motor City Machine Guns; Kurt Angle versus Abyss; Rhino versus Sheik Abdul Bashir; and a match where seeding will determine top contenders for the TNA X Division Title.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to the Boogeyman (1964). Fitting, to say the least.

Today in Memoriam: Gene Anderson (58, 1991), Joe Dusek (81, 1992), Moose Cholak (72, 2002), and Huracan Ramirez (80, 2006).

As expected from the many reports we received between Tuesday and Thursday, the war between Great Championship Wrestling and Prime Time Pro Wrestling reached a new level on Thursday night.

The Southside Trash (“Rowdy” Randy Harris & “Raunchy” Drew Golden) quit PTPW. They were in the parking lot before the show in Columbus, GA, telling fans to follow them over to the GCW show in Phenix City, AL, and they would be let in free. Manager J.P. Money also headed over to GCW along with two of the PTPW security guys. PTPW Owner Billy Roper got on the mic and said the Trash quit because he had three top independent talents Micah Taylor, Sonny Siaki, and Bull Buchanan, who incidentally were let go by GCW on Wednesday.

The results from the Event Center: Ace Rockwell & Frankie Valentine over Rob Adonis & Colt Derringer. Taylor beat Sal Rinauro. Buchanan beat the returning A.J. Steele. Deathrow beat Chris Stevens to win the PTPW Heavyweight Title. Stevens came out with his ribs taped from last week. Deathrow got an assist from Jake Slater. In the Tables, Ladders, Chairs, and Scaffolding Match, David Young beat Slater. Said to be brutal. Slater was busted open the hard way with a chair shot to the back of the head, and also juiced from the forehead. The finish saw Young first hit a spinebuster, followed by a spinebuster into a chair, then splashed Slater through a table off the scaffolding. Siaki ran in through the back door, beat on Young with a chair and gave him a DDT into stacked chairs. According to Roper, the attendance was 86, with 50% paying.

They’re back to Friday next week (November 7) with Bad Company (Buchanan, Young, and Stevens) booked in a 6-man tag team match. Tracy Taylor is also on the card. Roper announced that if they draw over 200 paid next Friday, he will refund everyone half of their admission price. Thanks to Matt Tew for his help with this report.

We have not received the results from GCW as we normally do by this time of day on Friday. However, Larry Goodman had a conversation with GCWâ<80><99>s Quentin Michaels following the show last night. We also know that Michaels began the GCW event by bringing out owner Diane Hewes, as well as Eddy Phillips, in what he called a show of solidarity before telling fans they had a choice, and for choosing GCW they would see the best showever, while denouncing those who attended the PTPW show with by saying, â<80><9c>Screw you!â<80>

In a statement this afternoon, Roper noted the Trash defection as â<80><9c>very well orchestratedâ<80>, but expressed his disappointment in them for leaving the way they did. He also thanks the fans who attended, as well as â<80><9c>the professionals that were in my dressing roomâ<80>, vowing PTPW will not go away.

This war has been brewing for some time now, and with PTPW opting to run on Thursday head-to-head this week only, it was bound to escalate. It remains unseen at this time what the remaining fallout will be, but we will attempt to stay on top of further developments.

On November 1, NWA Anarchy presents the 10th annual â<80><9c>Fright Nightâ<80> show at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA. Advertised: First ever Trick or Treat Match: Iceberg & Azrael (with The Reverend) vs. Shadow Jackson & Mikal Judas. Truitt Fields (c) vs. Shaun Tempers for the NWA Anarchy TV title. New Wave (c) vs. Jeremy Vain & Mr. Rob Adonis for the NWA Anarchy tag title. Ace Rockwell vs. Kimo (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey. Slim J vs. Adrian Hawkins for the Young Lionâ<80><99>s title. Melissa Coates (with Brodie Chase) vs. Daffney (with NWA Anarchy Owner Jerry Palmer). Tag Team Turmoil to determine the number one contenders. Bell time is 8pm. For reserved seats call 706-768-9071.

The Great American Wrestling Federation will be having a show on November 1 at the Hosford Telogia Game Room Entertainment Center in Hosford, FL. Advertised: For the GAWF championship, Steve Goins defends vs. T-Bolt. Moonshine McCoy vs. Ghetto Superstar. “Pretty Boy” Donnie B vs. Joey Cujo. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids 10 & under. Bell time is at 8:00.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling has an event on November 8 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 Jacobs. 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.

Southern Pro Wrestling will be having an event on November 8 at the Walton County Fairgrounds in DeFuniak Springs, FL. Advertised: “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Tickets are $6. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

The Alabama Wrestling Federation will be at the George County Fairgrounds in Lucedale, MS, on November 15. Advertised: In a title vs. mask match, Heidenreich defends the AWF title vs. Doink the Clown, who will be putting up his mask. The first 50 fans will receive an 8×10. Tickets are $10, and kids 6 and under are free. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information call (251) 209-9633.

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

OCTOBER 31, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Wesley Brownlee versus Swede Swanson > Scotty Sullivan versus Whitey Patterson > Joe Wolfe versus John Ellis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 31, 1938 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Layden defeated John Mauldin > Jack McAdams and Glenn Cowan wrestled to a draw > Young Londos defeated Paddy Nolan > Leo Savage defeated Tiny Ruff

OCTOBER 31, 1940 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA (Al Rauer â<80>” Promoter) > Pat Fraley defeated Tiny Ruff > The Black Panther defeated Al Lovelock > Lou Thesz defeated Ted Christy > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Steele* defeated Frank Sexton (2-0) / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card. Ray Steele had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bronko Nagurski in St. Louis, MO, on March 7, 1940. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 31, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long and Al Galento wrestled to a draw > Freddie Blassie defeated George Schnabel > Don McIntyre & Al Massey defeated Lozano Martinez & Babe Zaharias > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Bill Longson by disqualification / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Billy Watson in St. Louis, MO, on April 25, 1947. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 31, 1949 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Kelly versus Louie Ross > Al Massey versus the Black Menace > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* versus Gene Bowman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Black Menace on September 23, 1949, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 31, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Mary Jane Mull versus Arlene Ratliff > Eduardo Perez versus Tarzan White > Leslie Carlton versus Benny Becker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. James Hartley managed Leslie Carlton.

OCTOBER 31, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter versus Eduardo Perez > Andre Drapp versus Whitey Whittler > Freddie Blassie versus Red McIntyre > No TL Match: Nick Carter, Andre Drapp & Red McIntyre versus Freddie Blassie, Eduardo Perez & Whitey Whittler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 31, 1956 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Fred Atkins defeated Cyclone Anaya > Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins defeated Chris Tolos & Cyclone Anaya > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Don McIntyre / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bull Curry on October 19, 1956, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 31, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle defeated Ivan Vansky > Midget Match: Farmer McGregor defeated Tom Thumb > Ray Gunkel versus Freddie Blassie ended in a double countout > World Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Anderson* defeated Dick the Bruiser / Notes: Paul Anderson had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since October 17, 1958.

OCTOBER 31, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Gypsy Joe defeated Johnny Walker > The Kentuckians defeated Lenny Montana & Mr. Moto / Notes: It was reported that 1,012 were in attendance for this card.

OCTOBER 31, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Beau Brummell versus Farmer McGruder > Enrique Torres versus Sputnik Monroe > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 31, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter and Ox Baker wrestled to a draw > Greg Peterson defeated Steve Stanlee > Bad Boy Hines and El Mongol wrestled to a draw > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Louie Tillet* defeated Bobby Shane by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Hart on January 17, 1967, in Macon.

OCTOBER 31, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears versus Roberto Soto > Tex McKenzie defeated Salvadore Dominguez > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Vincent Lopez & Tony Nero > Joe Scarpa versus El Diablo > Aldo Bogni & the Professional defeated the Assassins > Paul DeMarco and Terry Funk wrestled to a draw / Notes: Billy Spears and Roberto Soto were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Joe Scarpa and El Diablo, but no results were reported after the card. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco & El Diablo.

OCTOBER 31, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kubla Khan defeated Kevin Sullivan > Doug Gilbert & El Mongol and Mr. Ito & the Great Ota wrestled to a draw > Jesse James defeated Tim Tyler by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.

OCTOBER 31, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Seigler defeated Pedro Godoy > Oki Shikina defeated Wayne Cowan > Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo defeated Rocket Monroe & Rock Hunter > Leon Ogle & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Bill Bowman & Joe Turner > Dick Steinborn defeated Skandor Akbar

OCTOBER 31, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Strongbow defeated Otto Von Heller > Jerry Brisco defeated Ron Garvin > Bobo Brazil defeated Luke Graham > Dusty Rhodes defeated Brute Bernard > Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Toru Tanaka > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, and Toru Tanaka.

OCTOBER 31, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Grabmire versus Butch Malone > Bob Armstrong versus Jim Dalton > Stan Hansen versus Jerry Stubbs > Tony Atlas versus the Executioner > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed the Executioner.

OCTOBER 31, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Challenger defeated Roger Howell > Bugsy McGraw defeated Larry Latham > The Masked Superstar defeated Raymond Rougeau > 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

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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