Southeastern News Notes & Nostalgia for 10-10-08

Bill Behrens


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

NEWS and NOTES

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling promoter Scott East sits in with me tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET. If you miss it, the archive will be available afterward.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling returns to the Event Center in Columbus, GA, tonight with the following advertised matches: Elix Skipper vs. Sal Rinauro. Southside Trash vs. David Tate & J.P. Archer. Frankie Valentine vs. Dustin Powers. David Young vs. Rob Adonis. Bulldog Raines vs. Colt Derringer. Tag Team Title Match, first defense for the new champions, Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain (with Sir Charles Donovan) vs. The Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews). The new PTPW Heavyweight Champion Chris Stevens makes his first title defense vs. Jake Slater (with J. P. Money). Bell time is 7:30pm.

PTPW promoter Billy Roper joined Rich Tate tonight for a PSP Fix. Click here to listen.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Pinellas Boys & Girls Club in Pinellas Park, FL, tonight. Admission is $10 people 11 and over and $5 for kids 10 and under. Bell time is 8:00.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Gene Ligon (1950).

World Wrestling Alliance 4 results from October 8 in Atlanta, GA: Jena beat Jonathan Davis to win the Internet Title. WWA4 title match: Reece Royale beat Jake Diamond. “Punisher” Kaiden Knight beat Jonathan Davis and Miguel Rivera over Rick King.

The results from the October 4 Southern States Championship Wrestling event in Enigma, GA: Maddog Miller defeated The Lumberjack by DQ due to outside interference from “Superstar” Josh Kell. Kelly Foxx & Matt Liquor defeated Samantha Steel & The Soviet. “Playboy” John Johnson defeated “Rock N Roll” Chris Turner to become the new Southern Heritage champion. Logan Stevens defeated “Superstar” Josh Kell in a Southern Heritage #1 contenders match. “Hardcore” Brooks Rogers & “Modern Day Enforcer” Scotty Biggs defeated Unknown Soldier & Demolition Ax. In a SSCW championship match, “Mr. Saturday Night” Jarrod Michaels vs. J.T. Taylor ended in a no contest. Attendance was 143. The next SSCW event will be on December 6. Scheduled is a ladder match for the SSCW championship between “Mr. Saturday Night” Jarrod Michaels vs. J.T. Taylor.

SSCW will be having its â<80><9c>Holiday Classicâ<80> on December 6 at the Enigma Gym in Enigma, GA. Advertised: For the SSCW championship, Jarrod Michaels defends vs. J.T. Taylor in a ladder match. In a last man standing match, “Hardcore” Brooks Rogers vs. Unknown Soldier. “Playboy” John Johnson defends the Southern Heritage championship against Logan Stevens. “Rock N Roll” Chris Turner & Mad Dog Miller vs. The Log Jammers. Tickets are $3.00. Bell time is at 7:30. All proceeds from this event goes to charity.

Deep South Wrestling returns to action on October 25 with Jody Hamilton at the helm. The show will take place in McDonough, GA, at the Liberty Village Shopping Center. Details on the card will be posted as soon as they become available.

The next I Believe in Wrestling event will be on October 25 at the Downtown Recreation Center in Orlando, FL. Advertised: “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko defends the AWA championship vs. Scott Davis. Team Vision defends the AWA tag championships vs. Bumz R Us. Ticks are $10 and children 10 & under are free. Bell time is 7:30. For more information call (407) 694-3912.

AWA World-1 South presents the “3rd Annual Old School Tag Team Tournament 2008” at Buck’s Place in Ellaville, GA, on November 8. Two of the nine teams scheduled will be in a tournament qualifying match. Teams advertised are The Rock N Roll Express, The New Heavenly Bodies, The Heartbreak Express, Double Deuce, Southside Trash, Dark City Fight Club, Nick Fame & Scott Davis, The Lifeguards, and The Loggers. Jake Slater defends the Southern championship vs. J-Rod. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (229) 942-0902.

Pro Wrestling Xtremeâ<80><99>s debut event titled â<80><9c>UNCENSOREDâ<80> will take place on January 17 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Pavilion at 4603 W. Colonial Drive in Orlando, FL, with a start time of 8pm, with doors opening at 7pm and a Meet & Greet complete with both vendors & wrestlers. Advertised: The Sandman vs. Sabu in a TLC match, Demolition (Ax & Smash) vs. The Heartbreak Express, King Kong Bundy issues an open challenge. Also scheduled to appear: Balls Mahoney, The Sheik (obviously not the original), Ray Beez, Ken Kendrick, Mike Tobin, Craig Classic and others to be announced.

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 10, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Speer defeated Jack Zarnas at 20:00 (2-0) > John Pesek defeated Paul Jones (2-0)

OCTOBER 10, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee â<80>” Promoter) > Johnnie Mooneyham versus Smitty Anderson > Sammy Miller versus Bob Anderson > George Harben versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that this was the last card of the season for J.E. McKee.

OCTOBER 10, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Charlie Harben versus Dink Almand > Ambrose Cole versus Dick Buford > No TL Match: Son Almand versus Tiny Ruff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 10, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Hugh Welch versus Pat Oâ<80><99>Brien > Scotty Sullivan versus Red Dugan > Joe Santell versus Young Americus / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 10, 1949 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Louie Ross defeated Tom Mahoney > Don McIntyre and Tony Vagnone wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > The Black Menace defeated Joe Wolfe by countout (2-1)

OCTOBER 10, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Moore defeated Mike Clancy > Jack Steele and Benny Becker wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Tiny Mills > Jim Londos defeated Joe Stalin / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since September 19, 1952.

OCTOBER 10, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Taylor versus Red McIntyre > Danny Oâ<80><99>Shocker versus El Toro > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Roy Shire / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. 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 10, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Hawkins versus Barbara Baker > Tom Drake versus Whitey Whittler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 10, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Townsend defeated Chris Averoff > International Tag Team Title Match: Freddie Blassie & Bob Shipp defeated Ray Gunkel & Nick Roberts* to win title > Paul Anderson defeated Hans Hermann / Notes: It is unclear as to how Ray Gunkel & Nick Roberts came to be recognized as International Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Ray Gunkel & Ronnie Etchison defending the title against Freddie Blassie & Angelo Poffo on August 15, 1958, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 10, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McClarty & Tiny Evans versus Roy Nelson & Mr. X (3) > Boxing Match: Bill Dromo versus Freddie Blassie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

OCTOBER 10, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Zukoff and Young Paul Jones wrestled to a draw > Jack Bence & Young Paul Jones defeated Ivan Zukoff & the Angel > The Viking defeated the Country Plowboy

OCTOBER 10, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mickey Blassie versus Chief Little Eagle > Mixed Boxing & Wrestling Match: Don Fargo & Buddy Fuller versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* versus Cora Combs / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. 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.

OCTOBER 10, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Chuck Conley > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Donna Christianello defeated Toni Rose by disqualification > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Louie Tillet* defeated Mario Galento > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Shane defeated El Mongol* by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. It is unclear as to how El Mongol came to be recognized as Georgia Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows him losing the title to Bobby Shane on September 29, 1967, in Atlanta. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Hart on January 17, 1967, in Macon.

OCTOBER 10, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Tony Nero > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Vincent Lopez & Jack Vansky > Tex McKenzie defeated the Super Pro by disqualification > Joe Scarpa and the Professional wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated the Assassins* to win title > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* defeated Paul DeMarco / Notes: Tex McKenzie substituted for Stan Frazier in the match with the Super Pro. Paul DeMarco was initially declared the winner in the match with Dory Funk, Jr., but the decision was reversed when a ringside official overruled the referee. Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed DeMarco. It is unclear as to how the Assassins came to be recognized as Georgia Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Chati Yokuchi & Mr. Ito defeating El Mongol & the Professional to win the title on July 10, 1969, in Athens. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee on this card.

OCTOBER 10, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kubla Khan defeated Pepe Gomez > Doug Gilbert & El Mongol defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Paul DeMarco defeated the Red Demon / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan. It was announced that there would be a round robin tournament held for the vacant Georgia Tag Team Title on October 16, 1970. The 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.

OCTOBER 10, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Avenger defeated Oki Shikina > Leon Ogle defeated Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner and Tommy Seigler & Koa Tiki wrestled to a draw > Macon Tag Team Title Match (No DQ): Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* and Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: During the match between Oki Shikina and the Avenger, Shikina removed the Avengers mask to identify him as Francisco Flores. Flores continued wrestling with the mask as the Avenger outside Macon. Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo on September 5, 1972, in Macon.

OCTOBER 10, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Garea & Dean Ho and Rip Hawk & Mr. Fuji wrestled to a draw > Jay Strongbow defeated Otto Von Heller > Les Thornton defeated the Spoiler > Bobo Brazil defeated Toru Tanaka > Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard defeated Jerry Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 > The Sheik defeated Dusty Rhodes by disqualification / Notes: Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, Mr. Fuji and Toru Tanaka. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

OCTOBER 10, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > David Von Erich versus Ken Dillinger > Roger Smith versus Bob Armstrong > Jacques Goulet versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Dino Bravo versus the Executioner > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Dick Slater & Andre the Giant / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed the Executioner.

OCTOBER 10, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw and Len Denton wrestled to a draw > Raymond Rougeau defeated Hartford Love > The Masked Superstar defeated Steve Regal > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Rick Martel & Tommy Rich* defeated Sonny King & the French Angel > Bunkhouse Match: Stan Hansen defeated Dick Slater > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: King Kong Mosca defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* to win title

OCTOBER 10, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Taylor defeated Jerry Roberts > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Lane* defeated Steve O > Lars Anderson and Terry Funk wrestled to a draw > Stan Hansen defeated Killer Khan > Mr. Saito defeated Kevin Sullivan > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dennis Condrey* defeated Austin Idol by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Round Robin Match: Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2* and the Assassins to win title > Texas Bullrope Match: Ole Anderson defeated Uvalde Slim > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 and the Assassins.

OCTOBER 10, 1983 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jake Roberts versus Joe Lightfoot > Bob Roop versus Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > Lumberjack Match: Mr. Wrestling versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > National Tag Team Title Match: the Road Warriors* versus Ron Garvin & Brett Wayne > Buzz Sawyer versus Pez Whatley > Lights Out Match: Paul Ellering versus Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Buzz Sawyer was barred from the building during the match between Paul Ellering and Tommy Rich. 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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