Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 10-28-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/28/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Click here for spoilers from Monday, which will be broadcast this Thursday.

Two new matches have been added to the Turning Point PPV, which will be broadcast live from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, on November 9. Advertised: Sting defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against A.J. Styles; Kevin Nash versus Samoa Joe; and Booker T defends the Legends Title against Christian Cage, whereas if Cage loses, he must become a member of the Main Event Mafia.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Les Thatcher (1940), MVP (1973), Christy Hemme (1980), and Rocky Romero (1982).

Today in Memoriam: the Mighty Atlas (85, 1999), Dave Foxx (44, 2001), and Mitsu Hirai (60, 2003).

Prime Time Pro Wrestling promoter Billy Roper joined Rich Tate on Monday night for a PSP Fix to preview their event in Columbus, GA, on October 30. Click here to listen.

The regularly scheduled PSP Fix with Great Championship Wrestlingâ<80><99>s Taylor McKnight will not be broadcast tonight, as McKnight just informed us he will be unable to take part this evening. Attempts to reach Diane Hewes and Quentin Michaels to fill in were unsuccessful.

Tonightâ<80><99>s Trash Talking Radio will feature Zombie, Donnie Johnson, and Tommy Hawk, beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

Click here for this weekâ<80><99>s Bill Behrensâ<80><99> NWA Notes update.

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s review from the October 18 broadcast of NWA Main Event.

Dusty Wolfeâ<80><99>s Journal of a Journeyman, is now available through Rasslinâ<80><99> Riot.

The new main event for Celebrating 35 Years of Wrestling Royalty, a tribute to Jerry “The King” Lawler, is going to be Lawler vs. Sid Vicious (with Jimmy Hart). Lawler’s original opponent was Snitsky. The Lawler tribute show is being presented by Bert Prentice on Friday night November 7 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena.

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 28, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Bill Jeffries versus Yusef Hussane > Mike Nazarian versus Jack Tipton / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 28, 1937 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Sammy Miller, Son Almand, Bill Rowland, Bob Anderson, John Mauldin, and Paddy Nolan / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

OCTOBER 28, 1949 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carlos Rodriguez and Joe Wolfe wrestled to a draw > George Flynn defeated Ralph Garibaldi at 0:28 > Hans Kaempfer defeated Bobby Roberts > Al Massey defeated Abe Zvonkin > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Bill Cazzell / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Black Menace on September 23, 1949, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 28, 1955 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tex Riley defeated Roy Shire > Danny Oâ<80><99>Shocker defeated Frank Taylor > Eduardo Perez and Andre Drapp wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie* to win title / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on September 16, 1955, in Atlanta. Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

OCTOBER 28, 1960 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Penny Banner & Mae Young versus Barbara Baker & Gloria Barratini > Johnny Weaver versus Tiny Evans > Freddie Blassie & Roy Nelson versus Ray Gunkel & Dick Steinborn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Penny Banner has stated she never teamed with Mae Young, so it is believed their advertised match against Barbara Baker & Gloria Barratini never took place. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

OCTOBER 28, 1961 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget World Tag Team Title Match: Roger Tomlin & Marcel Semard* versus Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder > Jack Dillon & the Assassin versus Young Paul Jones & the Country Plowboy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The origin of the Midget World Tag Team Title is unclear to us at this time.

OCTOBER 28, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Tito Kopa wrestled to a draw > Ray Gordon defeated Ivan Zukoff > Chief Little Eagle defeated the Outlaw by disqualification > The Mighty Hercules defeated Chief Big Heart > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Tarzan Tyler / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in Toronto, ON.

OCTOBER 28, 1966 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Joe Kono > Bobby Hart defeated Chico Cortez > Don McClarty defeated Jack Bence > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Greg Peterson & Argentina Amesa > Louie Tillet defeated Roger Kirby > Butcher Vachon defeated Bill Dromo > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Ramon Torres* versus the Red Raiders ruled a no contest / Notes: The Red Raiders were initially declared the winners in their match with Enrique & Ramon Torres, but the decision was nixed when it was discovered the Raiders had used a cloth with a substance in an attempt to subdue Enrique. It was later reported to have been chloroform, after an empty bottle of carbon tetrachloride was found in the dressing room. The Raiders were reportedly fined $100 each for their actions. The Torresâ<80><99> had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon on October 21, 1966, in Atlanta. Bobby Hart was being billed as a son to Frankie Hart.

OCTOBER 28, 1967 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oki Yama & El Mongol defeated Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson > Midget Match: Little Beaver defeated Cowboy Bradley > Mr. Wrestling defeated Steve Stanlee / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Oki Yama.

OCTOBER 28, 1967 (SATURDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter versus Oki Yama > Mr. Wrestling versus El Mongol > Greg Peterson versus Tiny Mills / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This was for the locally televised â<80><9c>Columbus Championship Wrestlingâ<80>, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time. Crawford managed El Mongol & Oki Yama.

OCTOBER 28, 1969 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Bette & Rita Boucher versus Vivian Vance & Vicky Williams ruled a no contest > Vincent Lopez and Cyclone Soto wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto defeated Aldo Bogni > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Paul DeMarco* defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. Paul DeMarco had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Joe Scarpa on October 3, 1969, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 28, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Hollywood Blonds defeated Tommy Seigler & Roberto Soto > Dick Steinborn defeated Rock Hunter by disqualification > Roy Lee Welch defeated Juan Caruso / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Bob Armstrong joined Capral and issued a challenge to Rock Hunter for a match.

OCTOBER 28, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat Barrett versus Sonny Rogers > Handicap Match: Ken Patera versus Doug Somers & Mark Starr > Bob Roop versus Billy Spears > Roger Kirby versus Rocky Johnson > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Buddy Colt & Harley Race / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby, Harley Race, and Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 28, 1975 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > S.D. Jones defeated Otto Von Heller > Tony Charles defeated George McCreery > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated Luke Graham > Bobo Brazil defeated Toru Tanaka at 2:00 > Taped Fist Match: Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, and Toru Tanaka.

OCTOBER 28, 1977 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > David Von Erich defeated Richard Blood > Tommy Rich defeated Bill White > Stan Hansen defeated Dino Bravo > Bob Armstrong defeated Jacques Goulet > Tony Atlas defeated the Executioner > World Tag Team Title Match: Dusty Rhodes & Bill Watts defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* by disqualification > No DQ / No TL Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Pak Song / Notes: Richard Blood substituted for Randy Savage in the match with David Von Erich. Bill White substituted for Don Kent in the match with Tommy Rich. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

OCTOBER 28, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen > The Challenger defeated Roger Howell > Bugsy McGraw defeated Butch Malone > Tape: Rick Martel versus the Masked Superstar > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Mike Diamond > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jim Dalton & the Grappler > Tape: Ole Anderson versus Pez Whatley > King Kong Mosca defeated Chick Donovan > Tommy Rich defeated Mike Diamond > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* and Rick Martel wrestled to a draw > The Medics defeated Raymond Rougeau & Roger Howell / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

OCTOBER 28, 1979 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bret Hart and Chris Markoff wrestled to a draw > Austin Idol defeated Ricky Fields > Ernie Ladd & Killer Karl Kox defeated Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 > The Masked Superstar defeated Stan Hansen > Bob Armstrong defeated Bobby Heenan / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox, 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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