Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia 10-25-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/25/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Rampage Pro Wrestlingâ<80><99>s Jason Cross and Wrestling Observerâ<80><99>s Dave Meltzer join Rich Tate tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET.

Deep South Wrestling returns tonight in McDonough, GA, at the Liberty Village Shopping Center with a free show. Advertised: Kyle Matthews vs. Adrian Hawkins. Sal Rinauro vs. Cru Jones. Bambi vs. Tracy Taylor. Thunder and Lightning vs. the Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon). Also advertised: Murder One, Scott Fantastic, Nigel Sherrod, and Ted Guinness. Bell time is 7pm.

Ultimate Christian Wrestling returns from hiatus at the Pike County Assembly of God tonight with a 7:00pm bell time. Admission is free. Advertised: Colt Derringer vs. Sal Rinauro for the UCW Heavyweight Championship. Kyle Matthews defends the UCW National Championship against J.T. Talent. Jeremy Vain & Adrian Hawkins defend the UCW Tag Team Championship against Dustin Powers & Josh Storm. Frankie Valentine faces Rob Adonis. There will also be an Ultimate Rumble.

The All-Star Wrestling Network presents “Halloween Hell” tonight at the AWN Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA. Advertised: a flaming table match for the AWN heavyweight championship as “the New Breed” Shawn Hunter defends vs. Leon Michaels. Pitbull vs. “Dangerous” Danny Horne in a dog collar match. Also advertised: Ash, the Almighty Brokishi, Damien, “the Marvelous One” Michael Stevens, Iron Will, Paul Warfield, and Ricky Silver. Bell time is at 8:15. Tickets are $5, and kids 6 and under get in for free.

I Believe in Wrestling returns to the Downtown Recreational Center on 649 West Livingston Street in Orlando, FL. Admission: $10, children 10 and under get in free. For more information, call (407) 694-3912. Advertised: AWA World Tag Team Championship, Team Vision (champions) vs. Bumz R Us (challengers). AWA World Heavyweight Championship, “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko (champion) vs. Scott Davis (challenger). Also advertised: SCW Heavyweight Champion Thomas Marr, Nooie Lee, Austin Amadeus, Gus Money, “The Killing Machine” Raymond Snow, Biff Wesley, Demon Toro, Nick Holler, and more.

New Heights Wrestling presents “Beware of Dogâ<80> tonight at the National Guard Armory in Florala, AL. Advertised: In a no DQ match for the NHW championship, Mr. Fantasy defends vs. “Road Dogg” B.G. James. In a pink slip match. NHW Commissioner “BTY” Colby Godwin vs. “Future Legend” DJ Pringle w/Danny Jack. Loser is out of NHW. If Pringle wins, Dandy Jack becomes new commissioner. “Pretty Boy” Donnie B vs. “Fantasy Inc.’s Muscle” Michael Steel. For the NHW Cruiserweight title, Milo defends vs. Chief Little Bear. This will be Chief Little Bear’s last chance at the title. In a triple threat to determine the #1 contender for the Cruiserweight championship, “Human Highlight Reel” Scotty Rayz vs. “Definition of Technician” Chris Tighe vs. “Evil” Billy Rayz. A tables match between “Dead Pool Leader” JT Angel w/Xtreme G vs. “Florala’s Hometown Boy” Gutter. The match can become a match for the DSHW championship if Angel is still the champion. Tickets are $7 for regular admission, $6 for senior citizens, and free for kids 6 and under. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is 7:30.

The Florida Pro Wrestling Association hosts their final event, entitled â<80><9c>Ring of Horror Vâ<80>, tonight at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 7790 61st Street N in Pinellas Park, FL. All tickets are $10. Doors open at 7pm and bell time is at approximately 8pm. For ticket information call 813-960-8412. Advertised: FPWA Heavyweight Champion FLEX, “Punk Superstar” Pretty Fly, “Superhero” Mark Zout, Torcher, Heater, Joey Cujo, VinnDetta, James Morrison, Jerome Hendrix, Jude Mackenzie, Carlton Xero, and other past stars of FPWA. Shannon Rose will be the ring announcer.

World Xtreme Wrestling returns tonight in Minneola, FL, at Trailhead Park as a part of the Minneola Fall Fest. This is an outdoor show with a 6:00 bell time. Advertised: Mercedes Martinez vs. Levi. Bane vs. Convict No. 1. David Mercury vs. Craig Classic. SGT Hardcore vs. Destroyer. Perfect Creation vs. C.J. Oâ<80><99>Doyle. In the main event, WXW Heavyweight Champion Suga vs. “Puerto Rican Hurricane” Havoc.

The Empire Wrestling Alliance will present â<80><9c>Nightmare on Bridge Streetâ<80> at the National Guard Armory in Elkin, NC, tonight. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $5, kids 6-12 admitted for only $2, and children under 6 get in free.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Atsushi Onita (1957 or 1958), Too Cold Scorpio (1965), Perry Saturn (1966), and Roucka (1979).

Today in Memoriam: Earl McCann (60, 1961), Peter Kaiser (1985), George Becker (85, 1999), and Floyd Creatchman (46, 2003).

Click here for Larry Goodmanâ<80><99>s review of the October 18 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

Click here for Richard Bergerâ<80><99>s Perspectives on Wrestling.

Great Championship Wrestlingâ<80><99>s event schedule throughout the month of November is as follows: October 30 with â<80><9c>Halloween Screamâ<80>, November 6, as J-Rod challenges for the GCW Interstate Title, November 13, November 20, and November 27 for a special Thanksgiving night event. GCW also will be part of the “God Bless Fort Benning” show on November 22, which takes place from 8:00am to 5:00pm. All Thursday night shows takes place at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex, located at 1027 280 Bypass in Phenix City, AL. Bell time is 7:30 pm. For reserved seats call 334-664-1780.

Championship Wrestling Overload will present â<80><9c>Halloween Havoc 2K8: A Night That Will Haunt You Foreverâ<80> at the American Legion Pavilion in Wrightsville, GA, on November 1. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $6. Kids 6-12 admitted for $3. Kids 5 and under admitted free with a paid adult. Advertised: â<80><9c>The Prodigal Sonâ<80> Bobby Joiner w/The Wildcat takes on Loco Motive w/Misty Dawn in a Halloween Massacre Career vs. Career match. The Ringlord defends the CWO National Heavyweight Championship against Derrick Andrew Reynolds. New Generationâ<80><99>s T.W. James & Tommy Lee go against J.T. Crews & Damien. â<80><9c>The Natural Manâ<80> Conner Cruze battles Damien Dread. Bob defends the CWO No Limits Title against Brandon Kage in a Casket Match. Fuego takes on â<80><9c>Crazyâ<80> Cooter, Jr. The Prankster wrestles the Iron Bear. There will be a Halloween Costume Contest for children under 12.

Ring Wars Carolina results from October 18 at East Hoke Middle School in Raeford, NC: Ken â<80><9c>Mama’s Boyâ<80> Shirt defeated the â<80><9c>Scandinavian Sweetheartâ<80> Mia w/the Baby Rattle to win the RWC INTERNET Championship. Old School w/The Flashback defeated Andrea â<80><9c>The Giantâ<80>. â<80><9c>Screaming Eagleâ<80> Andy McDaniels defeated â<80><9c>The New Nature Boyâ<80> Anthony Shawn Sharp to win the RWC TV Championship. Rage & Tre G defeated El Nino & Sgt. Chaos. PoPo Da Klown and Skittlz defeated â<80><9c>The Articles of Deviationâ<80> to win the RWC Tag Team Championship. Simple Delicious Dino defeated â<80><9c>Warhawkâ<80> Dylan Kage in a grudge match. â<80><9c>Nite-Sticâ<80> Eddie Brown defeated Hangtyme in a No DQ match to retain the RWC World Heavyweight Championship. Upcoming RWC events include November 22 at the Uptown Flea Market in Lumberton, NC, and a Relay for Life fundraiser, â<80><9c>Now We Go to Schoolâ<80>, on December 13 at the Hoke County High School in Raeford, NC.

Southern Wrestling Association results from â<80><9c>Cross the Lineâ<80> on October 11 at the National Guard Armory in Forest City, NC: Derek Driver defeated Rob Killjoy. Max Cortez w/ Miss Felonie defeated Tim “The Machine” Thomas w/ Luscious Laura. The Corporate Mafia (Doctor Feelgood & Christopher Stevens) & James Drake defeated Stumpy Grimmett, Junior Grimmett & “Boogie Woogie” Mickie Richards. Super Law defeated Manchild. SWA Television Championship: Crunk defeated “Total Domination” Tom Williams to retain the title. Tag Team #1 Contender Match: Team Punishment (Thug & Jeff Hamrick) defeated Brian Fury & T.K. Cross. SWA Tag Team Championship Cage Match: Simply Perfection (Rocky Xavier Starr & Mike McCloud) defeated The Carolina Wrecking Crew (Wicked & Ric Hart) to retain the titles. SWA Heavyweight Championship Cage Match: Shea Shea McGrady defeated Myric Moore to retain the title. On November 8, SWA presents â<80><9c>Head Gamesâ<80> with former WWE Superstar Al Snow.

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 25, 1927 (TUESDAY) (John Contos â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) / Notes: John Contos had originally scheduled a card in Atlanta for this date, but cancelled for unstated reasons.

OCTOBER 25, 1932 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat O’Shocker defeated Abe Kashey > Floyd Marshall defeated Sid Nabors / Notes: It was reported that 6,000 were in attendance for this card. Henry Weber let the fans in free rather than pay a suddenly discovered $200 state tax never before levied against a wrestling promoter.

OCTOBER 25, 1934 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee â<80>” Promoter) > Pat Oâ<80><99>Brien versus Glover Powell > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Francis Gomez versus Bobbie DeWitt > No DQ Match (No TL): John Mauldin versus Charlie Norman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were two referees for the match between John Mauldin and Charlie Norman.

OCTOBER 25, 1934 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Ambrose Cole versus Charlie Harben > Glenn Cowan versus Red Dugan > Chippewa Charlie versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 25, 1935 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Swede Hanson versus Young Londos > No TL Match: John Mauldin versus Jack Russell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 25, 1937 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Sammy Miller versus Ripper Lindsey > Bill Rowland versus Red Roberts > Paddy Nolan versus the Bat / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 25, 1944 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross â<80>” Promoter) > Eugene Davis defeated David Swaringer > George Romanoff defeated Bulldog Mallory > Wiley Crosby defeated L.S. Shull > Mr. X defeated Hans Schumann > World Heavyweight Title Match: Babe Sharkey* defeated Blackhood / Notes: It was reported that 2,500 were in attendance for this card. Babe Sharkey had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Maryland Athletic Commission since he defeated Strangler Lewis on March, 14, 1944, in Baltimore, MD.

OCTOBER 25, 1946 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Man versus Animal Match: Gil Woodworth defeated â<80><9c>Alligatorâ<80> > Jim Coffield and Earl Wampler wrestled to a draw > Ed White defeated Chief Saunooke > Bibber McCoy defeated Dan O’Connor by disqualification > Al Massey & Don McIntyre defeated Tom Mahoney & Babe Zaharias / Notes: It is unclear as to the name of the alligator that wrestled Gil Woodworth.

OCTOBER 25, 1955 (TUESDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” MOODY AIR FORCE BASE (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Roche versus Tom Drake > Roy Shire versus Danny Oâ<80><99>Shocker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

OCTOBER 25, 1957 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Brawner defeated Nick Roberts > Bill Melby & Billy Red Lyons defeated Mike Paidousis & Baron Gattoni > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Gunkel* defeated Gorgeous George by disqualification / Notes: Ray Gunkel had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Kurt Von Brawner on October 18, 1957, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 25, 1960 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jan Madrid defeated Benny Matta > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Barbara Baker & Peggy Allen defeated Penny Banner & Margie Ramsey > Tiny Evans defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification

OCTOBER 25, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Tag Team Match: Marcel Semard & Roger Tomlin defeated Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder > Young Paul Jones & the Country Plowboy defeated Derrell Cochran & Ivan Zukoff > Jack Bence defeated the Viking

OCTOBER 25, 1963 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana defeated Ivan Zukoff > Tim Geohagen & Chief Little Eagle defeated Tito Kopa & the Outlaw > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Toni Rose > Ray Gordon defeated Tarzan Tyler > Eastern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Hercules defeated Chief Big Heart* to win title / Notes: The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Womenâ<80><99>s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964. Chief Big Heart had been the reigning Eastern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Tarzan Tyler to become the inaugural champion on October 4, 1963, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 25, 1966 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Anderson defeated Argentina Amesa > Jack Bence and Lars Anderson wrestled to a draw > Don McClarty & Roger Kirby defeated the Red Raiders

OCTOBER 25, 1968 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Garrett defeated Pepe Gomez > The Outlaw defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Dromo defeated Corsica Jean > Paul DeMarco and Dale Lewis wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong, Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Jim Starr, Stan & Butcher Vachon > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Professional* defeated Louie Tillet / Notes: Jack Crawford managed the Outlaw. Dick Steinborn was the special referee for the match between Louie Tillet and the Professional. The Professional had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Tarzan Tyler on August 23, 1968, in Atlanta. Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Paul DeMarco, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes.

OCTOBER 25, 1969 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Aldo Bogni and Tex McKenzie wrestled to a draw > Joe Scarpa & Billy Spears defeated Paul DeMarco & El Diablo by disqualification > Derrell Cochran defeated Salvadore Dominguez / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco & El Diablo. The Assassins joined Capral to announce that they attacked Aldo Bogni on the October 24, 1969, card because they felt he had double-crossed them the previous week on television.

OCTOBER 25, 1974 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Sonny Rogers > Ken Patera defeated Derrell Cochran > Bob Roop defeated Billy Spears > Danny Little Bear defeated Joe Turco > Bill Watts defeated Mike McCord > Rocky Johnson defeated Roger Kirby > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Harley Race & Buddy Colt defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* / Notes: Following the match between Harley Race & Buddy Colt and Ole & Gene Anderson, the title was held up pending a rematch on November 1, 1974. Bearcat Wright managed Race, Colt, and Roger Kirby.

OCTOBER 25, 1976 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. X defeated Paul Orndorff > Raymond Rougeau defeated Jim Lancaster > Tony Parisi defeated Rock Hunter > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson defeated the Black Bombers* to win title > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2

OCTOBER 25, 1977 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jacques Goulet defeated Ted Allen > Stan Hansen defeated Richard Blood > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Bill White & Jacques Goulet > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Hansen & Pak Song* by disqualification / Notes: Jacques Goulet substituted for Ken Dillinger in the match with Ted Allen. Stan Hansen substituted for the Executioner to team with Pak Song in the match with Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2. Rock Hunter managed Song and the Executioner.

OCTOBER 25, 1979 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet versus Ted Allen & Ricky Fields > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* versus Stan Hansen > Canadian Lumberjack Match: Bob Armstrong versus Bobby Heenan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

OCTOBER 25, 1982 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Matt Borne versus Tito Santana > Tom Prichard versus the Iron Sheik > The Wild Samoans versus the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > Tommy Rich versus Ivan Koloff > Roddy Piper versus Buzz Sawyer / Notes: No documented results for 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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