Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 10-29-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/29/2008

NEWS and NOTES

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Paul Orndorff (1949).

Today in Memoriam: Dennis Mitchell (68, 1997).

Tonightâ<80><99>s In Your Head radio show features Sid Vicious and Butterbean of Hulk Hoganâ<80><99>s Celebrity Championship Wrestling, beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

Jim Cornette will be on Whoâ<80><99>s Slamming Who with Tommy Fierro on November 3.

Fusion Tradition Wrestlingâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>Hallowickedâ<80> results from October 25 at the Stronghold in Sparta, TN: Ryan Jeffries won a Halloween Battle Royal for shot at Fusion Title. Match One in Best of Three Series: Xander Blaze beat â<80><9c>Mr. Pure Wrestlingâ<80> Toby Farley (http://cdn2-www.wrestlezone.com/with â<80><9c>The Wrestling Encyclopediaâ<80> Josh Blair) in a Strong Style match. Robert Mulligan beat Mad Dogg. Daddy Mac & â<80><9c>The Alpha Dogâ<80> Rocky McDaniel (with Ms Precious) beat Mike Promo & AC Frost. Match Two of Best of Three Series: Farley (with Blair) beat Blaze in a Fist to Win match. Patrick Colvett beat Ronin & â<80><9c>Dirty Jâ<80> Justin Rich. Match Three of Three: Farley (with Blair) beat Blaze in a Last Man Standing match. Lord Frost beat Ryan Jeffries via DQ to retain the FTW Fusion Championship. â<80><9c>The Main Event Playerâ<80> Michael Jablonski beat Logan Shane. The next show is â<80><9c>Cowboys from Hell 2â<80> November 1 at the Stronghold in Sparta.

Today’s Lawler 35 update for the November 7 event in Nashville, TN: Brian Christopher & Doug Gilbert vs. The Moondogs has been announced, along with Dan Masters as the MC for the evening.

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 29, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee â<80>” Promoter) > Vinson Gordon versus Mack Adon > Ambrose Cole versus Charlie Harben > Ronnie McDuffie versus Son Almand > Alex Headlin versus Charlie Norman > Bill Collins defeated Chief Lakeside by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Bill Collins and Chief Lakeside, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Jack Newsome versus Bennie Johnson > Pete Brown versus Hadle Anderson > John Dameron versus Red Dugan > David Ross versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1936 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson > 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.

OCTOBER 29, 1937 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Jack Bloomfield versus Sammy Miller > Son Almand versus Sago Hayamaka > The Bat defeated Red Roberts / Notes: Aside from the match between Red Roberts and the Bat, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1939 (SUNDAY) Notes: Tom McCarthy rented the Warren Arena from L.C. Warren. Warren had announced that he was retiring as his business was keeping him too busy to continue promoting wrestling. McCarthy renamed the venue as simply the Sports Arena, and picked up as the Atlanta promoter.

OCTOBER 29, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Thesz versus Rudy Strongberg / Notes: This card was cancelled on October 28, 1941, when it was learned that Lou Thesz had been injured in an automobile accident.

OCTOBER 29, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Mauldin defeated Babe Etheridge > Jack Dillon and Don Lee wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated Albert Mills / Notes: Bill Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 29, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter & Al Massey defeated Jim Coffield & Karl Davis by disqualification > Pete Managoff defeated Mickey Gold > Ralph Garibaldi defeated Charlie Harben > Don McIntyre defeated Tom Mahoney

OCTOBER 29, 1951 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Yankee defeated Bob Shipp > Art Nelson and Al Massey wrestled to a draw > Bob Shipp & Al Massey defeated Art Nelson & the Mighty Yankee > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* and Lou Plummer wrestled to a draw (1-1) / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Art Nelson on September 10, 1951, in Augusta.

OCTOBER 29, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre and Tokyo Joe wrestled to a draw > Don McGee defeated Jack Dillon > Midget Match: Little Beaver defeated Ivan the Terrible > Chief Big Heart defeated Jack Steele > Verne Gagne defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification

OCTOBER 29, 1956 (MONDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ike Eakins versus Red McIntyre > Chris Tolos versus Bill Parks > International Tag Team Title Match: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* versus Bobby Weaver & Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since October 12, 1956.

OCTOBER 29, 1957 (TUESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Red Lyons versus Baron Gattoni > Ray Gunkel & Oni Wiki Wiki versus Gorgeous George & Wild Red Berry / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1962 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pancho Valdez versus Chief Little Eagle > Lenny Montana versus Johnny Walker > Mr. Moto & Gypsy Joe versus the Kentuckians / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Chris Averoff defeated Ken Hollis > Al Galento & Luke Graham defeated Lonnie Brown & Marco Polo > The Inferno defeated Bob Morrow / Notes: Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 29, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson defeated Billy Hines > Dutch Savage defeated Ken Hollis > Dick Steinborn defeated Roger Kirby > Buddy Fuller defeated Johnny Heidman > Mario Galento defeated Nick Kozak > $1,000 Challenge Match: Dale Lewis defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Freddie Blassie, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. Although Blassie lost the match, he managed to open a gash in Lewisâ<80><99> head that required stitches. The program for this card mentioned that Mario Galento and Dutch Savage were the new Southern Tag Team Champions, but offered no information on how or where they won the claim. The last reference we have shows Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn defending the title against Savage & Lewis on October 8, 1965, in Atlanta. It also featured an advertisement for Nalley Chevrolet, located at 2555 Stewart Avenue, asking you to call referee Charlie Smith for â<80><9c>the best dealâ<80>.

OCTOBER 29, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco versus Ronnie Paul > Pepe Gomez versus Oki Shikina > Bob Boyer versus Billy Garrett > Bill Dromo versus Dale Lewis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 29, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Alberto & Ramon Torres* to win title / Notes: Alberto & Ramon Torres had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon on September 20, 1968, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 29, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Dick Steinborn > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Susan Green & Jan Sheridan versus Paula Kaye & the Black Venus > El Mongol defeated Mr. X by disqualification > Bob Armstrong defeated Big John by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated George Scott / Notes: Susan Green & Jan Sheridan and Paula Kaye & the Black Venus were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Buddy Colt had been billed as the Georgia Heavyweight Champion since June 18, 1971. Rocket & Flash Monroe had said they were contemplating leaving if they could not defeat the Assassins. The Assassins had been billed as Georgia Tag Team Champions since August 13, 1971. El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.

OCTOBER 29, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Battle Royal featuring Man Mountain Blackwell, Ray Candy, Carlos Colon, Charlie Cook, Super Soul Davis, Chief Bold Eagle, John Foley, Luke Graham, Cisco Grimaldo, the Missouri Mauler, El Mongol, Dick Steinborn, the Spider, Crusher Verdu, Jonathan Boyd, and Norman Charles > US Tag Team Title Brass Knuckles Match (No DQ / No TL): the Assassins* versus Angelo Poffo & Rock Hunter / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu and Luke Graham.

OCTOBER 29, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Battle Royal: Susan Green defeated Donna Christianello, Dottie Downs, Joyce Grable, Paula Kaye, Daisy Mae, Peggy Patterson, and Vicky Williams > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Susan Green > Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ron & Terry Garvin by disqualification > Indian Strap Match: Danny Little Bear defeated Jimmy Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. The battle royal was to determine a challenger for the Womenâ<80><99>s World Title.

OCTOBER 29, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Ringo defeated Gino Hernandez > Mr. X defeated Rick McGraw > Tony Parisi defeated Stan Stasiak > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Robert Fuller & Bobby Cash > Jos LeDuc defeated the Mongolian Stomper by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

OCTOBER 29, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard versus Marvin Turner > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet versus Bret Hart & Ted Allen > Stan Hansen versus Austin Idol > Tommy Rich versus Killer Karl Kox > Ernie Ladd versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd and Killer Karl Kox.

OCTOBER 29, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” TATE, GA â<80>” TATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Atlas versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed the Masked Superstar.

OCTOBER 29, 1983 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CINCINNATI, OH â<80>” RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Garvin versus Joe Lightfoot > Paul Ellering versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Tommy Rich & Pez Whatley versus the Road Warriors > Brett Wayne versus Jake Roberts > Dusty Rhodes defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 750 were in attendance for this card. Aside from the match between Dusty Rhodes and Buzz Sawyer, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Paul Ellering was handcuffed to Brett Wayne during the match between Rhodes and Sawyer. Ellering managed 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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