Southeastern News, Notes & Nostalgia 10-16-08

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SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/16/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS and NOTES

Prime Time Pro Wrestling promoter Billy Roper 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.

Great Championship Wrestling will be at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, tonight. Advertised: Micah & Tracy Taylor versus Johnny Swinger and a mystery woman; John Bogie & Kareem Abdul Jamar defend the GCW Tag Team Title against the Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One), with Wicked Nemesis, in a Bohemian Grove Brawl; Scotty Beach versus Joey Lightning; and John Slaughter versus Tex Monroe. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Missy Hyatt (1963 or 1964) and Justin Credible (1973).

Today in Memoriam: Sandor Szabo (60, 1966), Stu Hart (88, 2003), and Rey Urbano (2007).

Click here for this weekâ<80><99>s update of Wrestlerâ<80><99>s Eye View with Les Thatcher.

Clips from a documentary still in production by Chris Ryan Gough on the Central States territory have been made available for preview. Click here for the opening of â<80><9c>K.C. On the Mat: the History of Professional Wrestling in Kansas Cityâ<80>, and here for a few minutes from the beginning of the film. The project, covering the territory from the 1930s through to the 1980s, has interviews with Harley Race, Bob Geigel, Roger Kirby, Percival A. Friend, and Tom Andrews, among others, including Orville Brownâ<80><99>s son Richard, as well as announcers Bill Grigsby and Bill Kersten.

Rob Adonis, a busy wrestler on the current scene in Georgia, has submitted a column praising a few colleagues with whom he has worked recently, including Sal Rinauro, Bull Buchanan, David Young, and more. Click here for the piece.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 results from Atlanta, GA, on October 15: Jake Diamond & Miguel Rivera over Rick King & Mike Black to win the vacant WWA4 Tag Team Title; Jena over Jonathan Davis for the WWA4 Internet Title; and Reece Royale over Bill the Butcher to retain the WWA4 Heavyweight Title. A reported 30 people attended the free show, which features WWA4 school students, trained by Curtis Hughes.

WWA4 has an event on October 22 in Atlanta, GA. Advertised: Jonathan Davis & Jena versus Kaiden Knight & Jae-Bo. All WWA shows are free, and feature WWA4 school students trained by Curtis Hughes.

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 16, 1924 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Norman Elberfeld â<80>” Promoter) > Charles Rentrop versus Clarence Jenkins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 16, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens â<80>” Promoter) > John Lewis versus Whitey Patterson > Dan George versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 16, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart â<80>” Promoter) > George Romanoff versus Dutch Green > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* versus Dick Lever / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since May 9, 1933.

OCTOBER 16, 1934 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andy Rascher defeated Pat Reilly at 24:00 > George Hill defeated Bobby Stewart at 19:00 > Buck Weaver defeated Charlie Strack at 33:00 (2-1)

OCTOBER 16, 1934 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Pat Oâ<80><99>Brien versus Roy Stewart > Ambrose Cole versus Bull Schmidt > No TL Match: Alex Headlin versus Chippewa Charlie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 16, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA â<80>” SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Ben Stein versus Swede Hanson > Joe Santell versus John Ellis > George Romanoff versus Al Olsen / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 16, 1936 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Ted Taylor versus Swede Swanson > Tony Papalino versus Frank Remille > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin* versus Tiger Long / 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 16, 1939 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Bill Collins versus Young Gotch > Joe Washburn versus Honey Boy Hackney > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Lee versus Jane Blondell > Joe Ferona versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 16, 1942 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Charles Rentrop â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Kennedy versus Chief Chewacki > Al Massey versus Babe Zaharias > The Golden Terror defeated Ben Morgan / Notes: Al Massey and Babe Zaharias were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The Masked Manager managed the Golden Terror. The scheduled match between Jack Kennedy and Chief Chewacki was cancelled when the train Chewacki was on ran late.

OCTOBER 16, 1953 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis and Johnny Valentine wrestled to a draw > John & Al Smith defeated the Horseshoe Kids > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Villmer defeated Don McIntyre* to win title / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since March 16, 1953.

OCTOBER 16, 1957 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WRDW STUDIOS (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gorgeous George defeated Tarzan White (2-1)

OCTOBER 16, 1959 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Willie Love* versus Tiger Conway > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* versus Pat Lyda > No TL / No DQ Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Gorgeous George / Notes: Aside from the match between Freddie Blassie and Gorgeous George, during which there was no referee, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Willie Love had been billed as the Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959. 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.

OCTOBER 16, 1961 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence versus the Viking > Midget Match: Marcel Semard versus Farmer McGruder > Young Paul Jones versus the Assassin > Tiny Mills versus the Country Plowboy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 16, 1962 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle defeated Pancho Valdez > Johnny Walker defeated Bulldog Lawley > Mr. Moto defeated Chief Crazy Horse at 14:00 > The Kentuckians defeated Pedro Godoy & Gypsy Joe at 15:00

OCTOBER 16, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Bence defeated George Wolfe > Bob Morrow and the Green Hornet wrestled to a draw > Tarzan White defeated Luke Graham by disqualification > Al Galento & the Inferno defeated Don Carson & Marco Polo (2-1) / Notes: Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 16, 1964 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Kovacs and Johnny Walker wrestled to a draw > Frankie Cain defeated Mickey Blassie by disqualification > Enrique Torres and Dick Dunn wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Sputnik Monroe defeated Don Fargo* to win title > The Scufflinâ<80><99> Hillbillies defeated the Mysterious Medics by disqualification / Notes: Don Fargo had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on September 25, 1964, in Atlanta. It was announced that Betty Ann Spencer would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

OCTOBER 16, 1965 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dale Lewis defeated Benny Matta > Nick Kozak defeated Dutch Savage / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

OCTOBER 16, 1965 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Vince Gironda > Benny Matta versus Guy Mitchell > Dale Lewis versus Dick Steinborn > Boxing Match: Freddie Blassie versus Nick Kozak / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 16, 1969 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AMERICUS, GA â<80>” SUMTER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tex McKenzie & the Professional defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Bette Boucher defeated Vicky Williams > Tony Nero defeated Jimmy Golden

OCTOBER 16, 1970 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cisco Grimaldo versus Sabu Singh > Eduardo DeLynch versus Kubla Khan > Bob Armstrong defeated Skandor Akbar > El Mongol defeated the Red Demon > Georgia Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: the Assassins defeated Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert; Assassins defeated Mr. Ito & the Great Ota to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* and Paul DeMarco wrestled to a draw / Notes: Cisco Grimaldo and Sabu Singh were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Eduardo DeLynch and Kubla Khan, but no results were reported after the card. The Georgia Heavyweight Title had been held up on September 26, 1970, following a September 25, 1970 match between champions Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert and the Assassins. Shane & Gilbert had been declared the winners, but the Assassins claimed that the headgear worn by the champions created an unfair advantage. It had been declared vacant on October 10, 1970, with this tournament created to determine new champions. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar. Colt had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel on September 4, 1970, in Atlanta. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

OCTOBER 16, 1971 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Big John defeated Alex Medina > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong and Rocket & Flash Monroe wrestled to a draw > Kubla Khan defeated Billy Spears by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

OCTOBER 16, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Argentina Apollo defeated Whipper Watson, Jr. > Tommy Seigler defeated Jack Armstrong > Pepper Gomez defeated Wayne Cowan > Prince Pullins defeated Bull Zomar > El Mongol defeated Rock Hunter > Charlie Cook & Ray Candy defeated Tarzan Tyler & the Missouri Mauler > WWA World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Bob Ellis* defeated Ox Baker > Lights Out Match: Assassin #1 defeated Assassin #2 / Notes: The Super Gladiator was the special referee for the match between Assassin #1 and Assassin #2. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Missouri Mauler. The program we have for this card states that the television tapings at the WTCG studios for â<80><9c>All-South Championship Wrestlingâ<80> now take place from 2:00 to 3:00 PM each Saturday.

OCTOBER 16, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Cash versus Jerry Usher > Robert Fuller defeated Gene Lewis > Bobby Shane defeated Ricky Gibson > Roberto Soto defeated Hiro Matsuda > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Super Infernos* by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Cash and Jerry Usher were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

OCTOBER 16, 1975 (THURSDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > S.D. Jones defeated Rocket Monroe > Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Ron Garvin & Otto Von Heller > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Jerry Brisco & Bob Backlund* defeated Luke Graham & Mr. Fuji > Bobo Brazil defeated the Sheik by disqualification / Notes: Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed Mr. Fuji.

OCTOBER 16, 1976 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Jones defeated Mr. X > Bobby Cash defeated Scott Irwin > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Rick McGraw & Dean Ho > Jos LeDuc defeated Stan Stasiak > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Mongolian Stomper / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

OCTOBER 16, 1977 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood and David Von Erich wrestled to a draw > Don Kernodle defeated Bill White at 0:20 > Bob Armstrong defeated Jacques Goulet > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Pak Song & the Executioner* defeated Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas > Dick Slater & Andre the Giant defeated Ole & Gene Anderson

OCTOBER 16, 1977 (SUNDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Danny Miller defeated the Blue Scorpion > Rick McGraw defeated Tony Russo > Ted Oates & Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Randy Savage & Frank Monte > Paul Jones and Greg Valentine wrestled to a draw > US Heavyweight Title Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair* by disqualification

OCTOBER 16, 1978 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Saito; Stan Hansen defeated Raymond Rougeau; Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar; Hansen defeated Tommy Rich; Wrestling #2 defeated Hansen to win title

OCTOBER 16, 1978 (MONDAY) â<80>” TATE, GA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no details have been found.

OCTOBER 16, 1980 (THURSDAY) â<80>” CEDARTOWN, GA â<80>” PURKS GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Judy Martin versus Joyce Grable > Mike Davis versus Killer Khan > Dennis Condrey versus Ray Candy > Ted & Jerry Oates versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

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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