Southeastern News , Notes & Nostalgia for 10-5-08

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SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/05/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS and NOTES

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Black Gordman (1936) and Terri Runnels (1966).

Today in Memoriam: Brian Pillman (35, 1997), Dale Edwards (58, 2006), and Antonio Pena (55, 2006).

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny Gâ<80><99>s in Warner Robins, GA, this afternoon. Advertised: Jason Cross versus Kodiak; a four-way last chance qualifying match for an upcoming title tournament featuring losers of previous qualifiers with Frankie Valentine, Kyle Matthews, Lance Christian, and Kurosukaji; Rob Adonis versus Sal Rinauro; and another qualifying match with David Young versus Orion Bishop. Bell time is 4:00 PM.

RPWâ<80><99>s Jason Cross joined Rich Tate for a PSP Fix on Saturday night. PSP co-host Dan Masters, who also announces for RPW, sat in as well. Click here to listen.

!BANG! presents “Fall Fight Night II” tonight at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL. Matches advertised are Osamu Nishimura, Dory Funk Jr., & Johnny Magnum vs. HC Loc, Blain Rage, & Todd Smith. For the Funking Conservatory title, Elvis Sharp vs. Johnny Magnum. In a Florida championship match, Shane Chung vs. Antonio Thomas vs. Blain Rage. Hardcore championship tournament match, Johnny Romano vs. “Pistol” Peyton Gunn. The winner of the Romano/Gunn match then faces Damien Steele. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information call (352) 895-4658.

IWA Puerto Rico presents “Golpe de Estado” tonight in in Isabela, PR, at 6:00. Advertised: The Sheik w/Barrabas vs. Savio Vega. For the IWA-PR tag titles, Cruz & Diabolico defends vs. The Heartbreak Express. More matches to be added. For more information call (813) 960-8412.

Southern Championship Wrestling presented “Hardcore Halloween 2008” on October 4 at the Sherer Auditorium in Jasper, AL: Ace Rockwell defeated Sal Rinauro. “Action” Mike Jackson defeated The Bounty Hunter by DQ after Johnny Rage attacked Jackson. “Wildfire” Kelvin Bozman defeated Johnny Rage. “Wildfire” Tommy Rich defeated The Bounty Hunter.

SCW presents “A Night of Old School Wrestling” to take place on October 11 at the National Guard Armory in Oxford, AL. Advertised are “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, “Action” Mike Jackson, The Ultimate Dragon, and more. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. For more information call (256) 237-4797.

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, on October 4, with attendance holding steady at 35: Shawn Hoodrich beat Stevie King by DQ when Otis Bass & Dominator ran in and attacked Hoodrich. Kevin Dunn (with Lekisha) beat L.T. Falk. Steven Green beat Blue Amigo. Travis Starr beat Chris Norte in a fan lumberjack match. Kid Dynamite beat Anthony Wayne in a “each wrestler can only use their finisher” match. Michael Jablonski & White Tiger & Psycho Medic beat Otis Bass & Stevie King & Dominator when Jablonski pinned Dominator.

Results from the October 3 Alternative Pro Wrestling show at the Royston Gym: Mr. Kevin Duncan opened the show by disbanding Duncan Enterprises, thus leaving Chris Mayne, Dustin Michaels, and Brandon Parker without a manager. This also left Duncan with no clients, although he vowed to start scouting new talent. Jeremy Vain defeated Chris King by countout. Saint Anthony defeated Slim J and Azrael in a 3 way dance with Duncan scouting at ringside. Dustin Michaels defeated Brad Logan. Kareem Abdul Jamar defeated Adam Mabry in another match that Duncan scouted. North Georgia Champion Seth Delay defended against #1 Contender Aaron Lee in a match that was ruled a no contest after both men refused to wrestle, playing cards instead. The fun was ended when “CK-1” Chris King forced the two to play 52 pick-up. Matt Sells defeated the team of Dany Only & Striknyn in a handicap match to retain the APW tag titles. Only & Strkynyn beat Sells down after the match. Duncan scouted this match as well. Darkness defeated Don Matthews after “Royston Brawler” John Carnage distracted Matthews. Shadow Jackson beat Brandon Parker to retain the Southern States Heavyweight Title. For highlights of this weeks show, including never before seen backstage footage, and several turns on the way to Nightmare on Cherry Street (Fri Oct 24th) check out this weeks edition of APW Aftershock.

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 5, 1934 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Tarzan Jordan defeated Al Olsen > Jack Ross defeated Ed Wayland (2-1) > Ted Radcliffe defeated Joe Dillman (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that 3,000 were in attendance for this card. Red Carlton was credited as being a referee for this card.

OCTOBER 5, 1934 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Pat Oâ<80><99>Brien versus Smitty Anderson > Hugh Winn versus Charlie Norman > No TL Match: Alex Headlin versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. A six-man battle royal was also featured on this card, but no details were provided following the card.

OCTOBER 5, 1936 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Sammy Miller defeated Swede Swanson > Ripper Reeves defeated Chippewa Charlie > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Chicken Wire Cage Match: John Mauldin* defeated Ted Taylor / Notes: John Mauldin had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hackney on September 11, 1936, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 5, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Morgan defeated Harry Kent > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Steele defeated Rita Gomez > Joe Marsh defeated Bill Bartush by disqualification

OCTOBER 5, 1939 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Bill Collins versus Young Gotch > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Red Dugan* versus Sammy Miller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Red Dugan had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Skull on September 18, 1939, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 5, 1945 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wally Greb defeated Francis Baugh > Roy Welch defeated Jack Kelly by disqualification > Abe Zvonkin defeated Charlie Harben > Lou Plummer and Al Massey wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated Barto Hill / Notes: Bill Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 5, 1950 (THURSDAY) â<80>” DALTON, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Al Massey defeated Abdul the Turk > Gorgeous Gilpin defeated Chief Little Bear / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 5, 1951 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Wolf #2 defeated Finis Hall > Art Nelson defeated Eddie Gossett > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Mars Bennett defeated Adela Antone > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Al Massey / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Art Nelson on September 10, 1951, in Augusta.

OCTOBER 5, 1953 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus Tarzan Hewitt > Bobby Lane versus Red McIntyre > Pacific Coast Tag Team Title Match: John & Al Smith* and Ray Villmer & Johnny Valentine wrestled to a draw / Notes: Aside from the match between John & Al Smith and Ray Villmer & Johnny Valentine, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. The origin of the Pacific Coast Tag Team Title is unclear to us at this time. It appears the Smith brothers were simply being billed as such upon arrival to draw interest in them.

OCTOBER 5, 1956 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Tolos and Bobby Weaver wrestled to a draw > Bobby Weaver & Cyclone Anaya defeated Eddie Gossett & Chris Tolos > Freddie Blassie and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Bull Curry defeated Art Nelson in seven rounds

OCTOBER 5, 1959 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp versus Tony Marino > Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Willie Love* versus Tiger Conway > Ann Regan versus the Fabulous Moolah > Jim LaRock versus Gorgeous George / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Willie Love had been billed as the Negro Menâ<80><99>s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959.

OCTOBER 5, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Johnny Weaver wrestled to a draw > Freddie Blassie & Johnny Weaver defeated Don McClarty & Bill Dromo > Dick Steinborn defeated Roy Nelson / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

OCTOBER 5, 1962 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bulldog Lawley defeated Ivor Barrett > Chief Little Eagle & Chief Crazy Horse defeated Jack Bence & Gypsy Joe > Johnny Walker defeated Pedro Godoy > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Mr. Moto / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962. Pierre Chevalier had been scheduled, but was not mentioned in reports following the card.

OCTOBER 5, 1964 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Bette Boucher > Greg Peterson defeated Charlie Carr > Frankie Cain defeated Mickey Blassie by disqualification > Don Fargo defeated Sputnik Monroe

OCTOBER 5, 1965 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Heidman and the Crusader wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Midget Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Dale Lewis defeated Bad Boy Hines > Nick Kozak defeated Mario Galento > Dick Steinborn defeated Dutch Savage by disqualification

OCTOBER 5, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Osborne defeated Johnny Hediman > Greg Peterson and Brute Morgan wrestled to a draw > Roger Kirby and Louie Tillet wrestled to a draw > The Golden Terror defeated Ramon Torres > Mario Galento defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification > World Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres* defeated the Red Raiders (2-1) / Notes: The match between Greg Peterson and Brute Morgan was stopped when Peterson injured his back following a bodyslam, requiring assistance to leave the ring. Enrique & Alberto Torres had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Infernos on August 19, 1966, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 5, 1968 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Professional defeated Bob Boyer > Paul DeMarco defeated Joe Turco > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Jim Starr & Billy Garrett by disqualification > The Outlaw defeated Pepe Gomez / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed the Outlaw.

OCTOBER 5, 1971 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran & Jerry Oates and Bill White & Joe Turco wrestled to a draw > Mr. X defeated Kubla Khan at 6:00 > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Vicky Williams > George Scott versus Big John ruled a no contest > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Bob Armstrong & El Mongol defeated the Assassins* by disqualification 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. The Assassins had been billed as Southeastern Tag Team Champions since May 11, 1971.

OCTOBER 5, 1973 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller defeated Jim Dalton > Ricky Gibson & Roberto Soto defeated Bobby Shane & Billy Spears > Bob Armstrong & Tom Jones defeated Bobby Duncum & Stan Vachon by disqualification > Bob Orton, Sr., versus Buddy Colt > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Danny Hodge* versus Hiro Matsuda > Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr., defeated Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Danny Hodge and Hiro Matsuda were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Bob Orton, Sr., versus Buddy Colt, but no results were reported after the card.

OCTOBER 5, 1974 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Hosea Williams and Thunderbolt Patterson â<80>” Promoters / International Wrestling League) > Captain Soul versus the Butcher > Levi Banks versus Beautiful Bobby > The Super Assassin versus the Tonga Kid > Mountain Man Goliath versus the Magnificent Zulu > Mixed Tag Team Match: Johnny Ringo & Sheila Reeves versus Gama Singh & Christie Nichols > Jim Wilson versus Tank Patton > The Islanders versus the Medics > Thunderbolt Patterson versus Billy Blue Rivers / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Billy Blue Rivers. Dr. Blood managed the Medics. The card for this program featured an advertisement for Hosea Williamsâ<80><99> Real Christian Church, located at 775 Hunter Street in Atlanta, saying you could attend church with Thunderbolt Patterson and Jim Wilson, and to â<80><9c>Come Dressed As You Areâ<80>. There was also an advertisement for the SCLC, asking â<80><9c>Do you need more money? Well join us in the greatest money making venture ever to hit Atlantaâ<80>, where you paid $10 each month toward a group investment plan to fall back on in hard times.

OCTOBER 5, 1976 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Steamboat defeated Jim Lancaster > Dean Ho defeated Scott Irwin > Rick McGraw defeated Bill Howard > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Roberto Soto > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Black Bombers* defeated Killer Brooks & Mr. X > Coal Minerâ<80><99>s Glove Match: Jos LeDuc defeated Dick Slater / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

OCTOBER 5, 1978 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Slater versus King Kong Mosca > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Tommy Rich & Andre the Giant / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Frank Valois managed Andre the Giant. Rick Martel, Steve Regal, and Mr. Saito were also advertised.

OCTOBER 5, 1979 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jacques Goulet defeated Ricky Fields > Chris Markoff defeated Buzz Sawyer > Bob Armstrong defeated Jonathan Boyd > Stan Hansen and Bobby Jaggers wrestled to a draw > Tony Atlas & Andre the Giant defeated Bobby Heenan & Killer Karl Kox > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ernie Ladd & Ole Anderson defeated Tommy Rich & the Crusher* to win title / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox and Bobby Jaggers.

OCTOBER 5, 1981 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Rick Ferrara > Steve O defeated the French Angel > Otis Sistrunk defeated Bryan St. John > Terry Gordy defeated Michael Hayes > Ray Stevens & Tor Kamata versus Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 ended in a double disqualification / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Ray Stevens and Tor Kamata.

OCTOBER 5, 1984 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon â<80>” Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Susan Starr defeated Leilani Kai > Nikolai Volkoff defeated Rick McGraw > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rene Goulet > Roddy Piper defeated Jay Strongbow > The Junkyard Dog defeated Mr. Fuji > Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated the Moondogs > Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Putski > WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan* defeated John Studd by countout

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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