Southeastern News, Notes & Nostalgia for 10-21-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/21/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Great Championship Wrestlingâ<80><99>s Taylor McKnight sits in with Rich Tate tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET. If you miss it, the archive will be available afterward.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Butch Miller (1944), John Tatum (1965), Horace Hogan (1965), and Chris Hamrick (1966).

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling promoter Scott East joined Rich Tate on Monday night for a PSP Fix.

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 21, 1930 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Bartush and Taro Myaki wrestled to a draw > Paul Jones defeated Paul Harper

OCTOBER 21, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Walter Miller versus Verne Clarke > No TL Match: Mike Nazarian versus Buddy Knox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 21, 1937 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Bill Rowland versus Ripper Lindsey > Red Roberts versus Son Almand > John Mauldin versus Paddy Nolan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 21, 1949 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ace Freeman versus Joe Wolfe > Ralph Garibaldi versus Carlos Rodriguez > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* versus Abe Zvonkin > Al Massey & Nick Carter versus Bill Cazzell & Babe Zaharias / 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 21, 1955 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Herb Welch and El Toro wrestled to a draw > Tex Riley and Whitey Whittler wrestled to a draw > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie & Gorgeous George / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

OCTOBER 21, 1957 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis & Baron Gattoni versus Bill Melby & Billy Red Lyons > Ray Gunkel versus Gorgeous George / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 21, 1960 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Evans defeated Mr. X (3) > Bill Dromo and Jack Oâ<80><99>Reilly wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel defeated Roy Nelson by disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Don McIntyre* to win title / Notes: It is unclear as to how Don McIntyre came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows the Mighty Yankee defending the title against Dick Steinborn on September 21, 1960, in Columbus. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

OCTOBER 21, 1961 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Zukoff versus Young Paul Jones > Midget Match: Marcel Semard versus Farmer McGruder > Handicap Match: the Assassin versus Marco Polo & the Country Plowboy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 21, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Zukoff defeated Tim Geohagen > Tito Kopa and the Outlaw wrestled to a draw > Ray Gordon defeated the Mighty Hercules by disqualification > Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler by disqualification

OCTOBER 21, 1966 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence defeated Johnny Heidman > Argentina Amesa defeated the Golden Terror by disqualification > The Red Raiders defeated Jim Osborne & Greg Peterson > Bill Dromo defeated Bobby Fields > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Roger Kirby & Dennis Hall > Ray Gunkel defeated Don Carson > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon* to win title / Notes: Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Enrique & Alberto Torres on September 23, 1966, in Atlanta. It was announced that Bobby Hart, Les Thatcher, and Don McClarty would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

OCTOBER 21, 1967 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Fuller defeated Alex Perez > Louie Tillet defeated Steve Stanlee > Oki Yama & El Mongol defeated Bob Armstrong & Enrique Torres > Ricky Hunter defeated Tiny Mills / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. This episode appeared from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, which is outside of its normal time slot of 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Oki Yama.

OCTOBER 21, 1969 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Salvadore Dominguez and Billy Spears wrestled to a draw > Tony Nero defeated Jimmy Golden > The Professional defeated the Super Pro > Macon Tag Team Title versus Mask Match (DQ Rule Waived): Roberto & Cyclone Soto* and the Assassins wrestled to a draw / Notes: There were two referees for the match between Roberto & Cyclone Soto and the Assassins. The Sotos had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Super Assailants and the Assassins September 16, 1969, in Macon.

OCTOBER 21, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Seigler defeated Ox Baker by disqualification > Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo defeated Bill Bowman & Joe Turner > Bob Armstrong defeated Oki Shikina / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

OCTOBER 21, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop versus Mark Starr > Ken Patera versus Joe Turco > Jimmy & Terry Garvin versus Pat Barrett & Danny Little Bear > Ron Garvin versus Rocky Johnson > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* versus Buddy Colt & Harley Race / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Harley Race and Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 21, 1975 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Thornton defeated George McCreery > Mike Stallings defeated Dudley Clements > Tony Garea defeated Otto Von Heller > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Jerry Brisco & Bob Backlund* defeated Luke Graham & Rip Hawk > Macon Tag Team Title Lumberjack Match: Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr.,* defeated Toru Tanaka & Nikolai Volkoff / Notes: Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff and Toru Tanaka.

OCTOBER 21, 1977 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > David Von Erich defeated Bill White > Dino Bravo defeated Don Kent > Stan Hansen defeated Jerry Stubbs > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Randy Savage & Jacques Goulet > Tony Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Dusty Rhodes versus the Sheik ruled a no contest > Lights Out Brass Knuckles Match: Dick Slater versus Ole Anderson ruled a no contest / Notes: Jerry Stubbs substituted for Don Kernodle in the match with Stan Hansen. Randy Savage substituted for the Executioner to team with Jacques Goulet in the match with Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich.

OCTOBER 21, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pez Whatley defeated Jim Dalton > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Raymond Rougeau & Chick Donovan > The Challenger defeated Dennis Hall > The Masked Superstar defeated Ron Horn > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Butch Malone & the Grappler > Hartford Love & King Kong Mosca defeated Dennis Hall & Pierre Lefebvre > Pez Whatley defeated Butch Malone > Bugsy McGraw defeated the Grappler > The Masked Superstar defeated Chick Donovan > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Roger Howell & Billy Starr > Steve Regal and Mr. Saito wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 also appeared on this episode. It was announced that Mr. Wrestling #2 would defend the Georgia Heavyweight Title on television on October 28, 1978.

OCTOBER 21, 1979 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bret Hart defeated Bill Howard > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet defeated Ricky Fields & Buzz Sawyer > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* defeated Tommy Rich > Lumberjack Match: Bob Armstrong & Ole Anderson defeated Ox Baker & Ernie Ladd > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Tony Atlas by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

OCTOBER 21, 1984 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > The Italian Stallion defeated Steve Brinson > Ted Oates defeated Frankie Lane > Ron Garvin, Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner defeated Ox Baker & the Hollywood Blonds > Ron Slinker defeated Mr. Ito by countout > Jerry Oates defeated Bob Roop

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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