Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 10-8-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/08/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Great Championship Wrestlingâ<80><99>s Taylor McKnight joined Rich Tate on Tuesday night for a PSP Fix. PSP co-host Dan Masters also chimed in. Click here to listen.

GCW returns on October 9 to the GR8 SK8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, with GCW Heavyweight Champion Micah Taylor & Bull Buchanan vs. Johnny Swinger & GCW Interstate Champion Sonny Siaki, GCW Tag Team Champions “That 80’s Guy” John Bogie & Kareem-Abdul Jamar vs. The Merchants of Death (Murder One & Orion Bishop with Wicked Nemesis), J-Rod vs. Cru Jones, Scotty Beach vs. Ron Stalker and Tex Monroe vs. Joey Lightening. Bell time is 7:30pm.

TNA will be taping for two consecutive weeks just before Christmas. The dates for the iMPACT tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, are as follows: December 8-9 and December 15-16.

ROH has announced the rescheduled dates for the events in Florida that were originally scheduled for this month. All tickets purchased for the original dates will be honored. On February 6, ROH will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Coral Springs, FL. On February 7, ROH will be at the Downtown Recreation Complex in Orlando, FL.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Paul Burchill (1979) and the Miz (1980).

Today in Memoriam: Kimon Kudo (86, 1993) and Bob Langevin (91, 2005).

The results of the October 5 !BANG! event in Ocala, FL: Osamu Nishimura, Dory Funk, Jr., & Johnny Magnum defeated HC Loc, Blain Rage & Todd Smith. Johnny Magnum defeated Elvis Sharp to become the new Funking Conservatory champion. Blain Rage defeated Shane Chung and Antonio Thomas in a 3 way to become the new Florida champion. Johnny Romano defeated “Pistol” Peyton Gunn to advance to the hardcore championship match. Damien Steele defeated Johnny Romano to retain the hardcore championship. The next !BANG! event will be on October 26.

The results of the October 4 Great American Wrestling Federation event from Hosford, FL: Steve Goins defeated Colbie Stern to retain the Jr. heavyweight title. “Marvelous” Matt Mercer defeated Morgan Davis. AJ Stokes vs. Cameron Thomas ended in a double countout. GAWF tag champions, The Irish Drinking Team defeated former Commissioner Robert Storm in a handicap match. Storm was fired earlier in the evening by promoter Skip Skipperman after Storm gave the vacant GAWF championship. In an anything goes match, Dallas Riley defeated Ryan Mitchell due to outside interference. Michael Steel defeated Michael Patrick. After the match, Steel asked Skipperman to bring in David Young and Skipperman said it will happen. Steve Goins defeated “Pretty Boy” Donnie B thanks to outside interference.

Championship Wrestling returns to the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, TN, for the first time since mid-summer on October 11 with Ricky Morton and Bobby Eaton added to the card. Here is the revised lineup: Steel Cage Match for the National Heavyweight Title: Champion, “The Cold” Alyx Winters vs. “High Risk” Robbie Cassidy, Model City Street Fight for the United States Tag Team Titles: Champions, Steve Fury & Bobby Eaton (replacing the suspended Chris Richards (with John Hawkins) vs. The Hick Hop Express (Beau James & Moe Jenkins with Misty James), 2 out of 3 Falls Match for the CW Television Title: Champion, “The Real Deal” Chase Owens (with Ashlee Hope) vs. SSW Champion “Sensational” Wayne Adkins, AWA Alcatraz Escape Match: #1 Contender for the AWA Heavyweight Title, Tony Givens put his World Title shot on the line in a Steel Cage Battle Royal where the first person to escape wins. Other participants in this match include: Cody Ices, The 420 Hit Squad, Scotty Roberts, Mr. Bolo and more, Non-Title Challenge Match: “Notorious” Nick Hammonds vs. AWA Heavyweight Champion Brian Logan, and Ricky Morton vs. Adam York (with The Jin). Ticket Information: Front Row: $10 General Admission: $8, Doors open at 7:00 PM. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

Southern Wrestling Association results from â<80><9c>Fall Festivalâ<80> at the Freedom Christian Center in Gastonia, NC, on October 4: Jamie Lee defeated Revolution. SWA Tag Team Championship: Simply Perfection (Rocky Xavier Starr & Mike McCloud) defeated B.J. Hancock & Will Balderas. The Carolina Wrecking Crew (Wicked & Ric Hart) defeated Dr. Dread & Stevie Wonder. SWA Heavyweight Championship: Shea Shea McGrady defeated Derek Ryze. Max Cortex & Stumpy Grimmett defeated James Drake & Tom Williams. The Corporate Mafia (Doctor Feelgood & Christopher Stevens) defeated The Carolina Wrecking Crew. Avalanche won an Over-The-Top-Rope Battle Royal.

The SWA presents â<80><9c>Cross the Lineâ<80> at the National Guard Armory in Forest City, NC, on October 11. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $7. Children 7 and under free. Advertised: SWA Heavyweight Champion Shea Shea McGrady will defend his newly won championship against former champion Myric Moore in a Last Man Standing Match. SWA Tag Team Champions Simply Perfection (Rocky Xavier Starr & Mike McCloud) defend against The Carolina Wrecking Crew (Wicked & Ric Hart).

The Florida Pro Wrestling Association presents “Ring of Horror V” at the Boys & Girls Club in Pinellas Park, FL, on October 25. Advertised: “Punk Superstar” Pretty Fly vs. VinnDetta in a dog collar match. Flex defends the FPWA championship vs. Brandon Groom. East Street Elite w/Fetish vs. The Psychedelics in a FPWA tag title match. Heater defends the FPWA Florida championship vs. Austin Amadeus. Evan Starsmore vs. Aaron Epic in a street fight. “Madman” Marc Mandrake vs. Eric Cooper vs. “The Hardcore Monster” Kubiak in an anything goes match. Kennedy Kendrick & a Mystery Partner vs. “Superhero” Mark Zout & Torcher. All tickets are $10. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information call (727) 368-6137. This will be the last FPWA event.

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 8, 1930 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Middlekauff defeated Casey Berger > Rudy Dusek defeated Tom Marvin (2-0)

OCTOBER 8, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Everett Langley versus Battling Sutton > Johnnie Mooneyham versus Glenn Cowan > Bob Anderson versus Whitey Patterson > Frank Remille versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 8, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Blair and Lee Meyers wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Rudy LaDitzi defeated Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien > Dorv Roche defeated Karl Sarpolis at 31:00 (2-0)

OCTOBER 8, 1936 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Frank Remille versus Whitey Patterson > Glenn Cowan versus Tarzan Jordan > John Mauldin versus Red Carlton / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 8, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Roberts defeated Chief Saunooke > Man versus Animal Match: Calamity defeated Dobie Osborne > MWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lee Wyckoff* defeated Strangler White / Notes: Chief Saunooke substituted for Rudy Strongberg in the match with Bobby Roberts. Lee Wyckoff had been the reigning MWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Orville Brown in Kansas City, KS, on April 17, 1941. This version was the one recognized by the Midwest Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 8, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Jack Kennedy > John Mauldin versus Babe Zaharias > Albert Mills versus Jack Kennedy > Joe Vitale versus Jack Dillon / Notes: Jack Kennedy substituted for Paul Jones in the match with Roland Kirchmeyer. No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

OCTOBER 8, 1945 (MONDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White â<80>” Promoters) > Nick Carter defeated Gypsy Daniels > Honey Boy Kelly defeated Vincent Lopez by disqualification

OCTOBER 8, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey versus Karl Davis > Pete Managoff versus Jim Coffield > Herb Welch & Don McIntyre versus Al Galento & the Russian Lion > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* versus June Byers / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mildred Burke had been the reigning Womenâ<80><99>s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938. In the program for this card, it was reported that Paul Jones was negotiating to have Gorgeous George wrestle in Atlanta. It was also announced that Nick Carter would be returning for the card on October 15, 1948.

OCTOBER 8, 1951 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson versus Chief Little Wolf #2 > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Mars Bennett versus Ida Mae Martinez > Fred Von Schacht versus Gorgeous Gilpin > Al Massey versus Finis Hall / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 8, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis and Nick Carter wrestled to a draw > Red McIntyre and El Toro wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Cora Combs defeated Belle Starr > Chief Big Heart versus Tokyo Joe > Don McIntyre defeated Allan Garfield / Notes: Chief Big Heart and Tokyo Joe were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Belle Starr substituted for Ella Waldek in the match with Cora Combs.

OCTOBER 8, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Morrow and Luke Graham wrestled to a draw > The Inferno defeated George Wolfe > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Marco Polo* defeated Chris Averoff / Notes: Marco Polo had been the reigning Southeastern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Joe McCarthy on September 25, 1963, in Columbus. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 8, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer and the Crusader wrestled to a draw > Benny Matta defeated Johnny Heidman > Chief Little Eagle defeated Guy Taylor > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn* defeated Dale Lewis & Dutch Savage by disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Orton* defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines on August 27, 1965, in Atlanta. Bob Orton had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Tampa, FL, office since he won a tournament on June 17, 1965, in Jacksonville, FL. It was announced that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling on the card on October 15, 1965.

OCTOBER 8, 1966 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Heidman versus Bob Armstrong > Greg Peterson versus the Golden Terror > Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon versus Roger Kirby & Mario Galento / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 8, 1970 (THURSDAY) â<80>” LUMPKIN, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane versus Skandor Akbar > Bill Dromo versus Karl Von Stroheim > Assassin #2 versus El Mongol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Skandor Akbar & Karl Von Stroheim. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 8, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill White defeated Alex Medina > Bill Dromo defeated Joe Turco > Klondike Bill & El Mongol defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Wilbur Snyder defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Big John defeated Paul DeMarco > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins and George Scott & Dick Steinborn wrestled to a draw / Notes: The match between the Assassins and George Scott & Dick Steinborn was a rematch from October 1, 1971, for the held up Georgia Tag Team Title. There was a stipulation that unless Scott & Steinborn won the match, the Assassins would continue to reign as champions, thus the draw returned the title to them. The Assassins had been billed as Georgia Tag Team Champions since August 13, 1971. Paul DeMarco was being billed as the California Heavyweight Champion. Wilbur Snyder participated in an autograph session for fans.

OCTOBER 8, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Georgia Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament: Luke Graham (Winner) to win title; Crusher Verdu, Jonathan Boyd, Norman Charles, John Foley, the Spider, the Missouri Mauler, El Mongol, Ray Candy, Carlos Colon, Charlie Cook, and Bearcat Wilkerson also participated > Angelo Poffo & Super Soul Davis defeated the Assassins > Texas Death Lights Out Loser Leaves Cage Match: Lanny Poffo defeated Ted Oates / Notes: It is unclear as to the pairings and results for the tournament. Rock Hunter managed Luke Graham and Crusher Verdu. The program we have for this card features a copy of a letter written to Ann Gunkel from Ella Boyle on behalf of the DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services, showing their appreciation for making them feel welcome at the cards.

OCTOBER 8, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Welch defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Vicky Williams defeated Miss Wrestling > Danny Little Bear defeated Mark Starr > Rocky Johnson defeated Billy Spears > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated the Professional > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Mike McCord & Bobo Brazil / Notes: Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 8, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Orndorff defeated Johnny Ringo > Mr. X defeated Gino Hernandez > Roberto Soto defeated Bill Howard > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Ricky Steamboat > Jos LeDuc & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater & Stan Stasiak > Mixed Style Match (No DQ / No TL): Dusty Rhodes defeated the Missouri Mauler (2-1) / Notes: In the match between Dusty Rhodes and the Missouri Mauler, Rhodes won the first fall under Bullrope match rules, the Mauler won the second fall under taped fist match rules, and Rhodes won the deciding fall, again under Bullrope match rules. Rock Hunter managed the Mauler. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

OCTOBER 8, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Jacques Goulet by disqualification > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Jim Cooke & Bobcat Rice > Dino Bravo defeated Charlie Fulton > Tape: Ric Flair defeated Francisco Flores > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Randy Savage & Butch Malone / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

OCTOBER 8, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CARROLLTON, GA â<80>” VFW FAIRGROUNDS (Hugh Butler â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Ted Allen > Don Kernodle & Dino Bravo defeated Randy Savage & Butch Malone > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson > Dick Slater defeated Gene Anderson

OCTOBER 8, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carl Fergie defeated Gerald Finley > Bobby Jaggers defeated Chick Donovan > Tony Atlas defeated Ox Baker > Ernie Ladd & Ole Anderson and Tommy Rich & the Crusher wrestled to a draw > Canadian Lumberjack Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Bobby Heenan / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd and Bobby Jaggers.

OCTOBER 8, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” CEDARTOWN, GA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Killer Karl Kox versus Stan Hansen / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

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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