Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 10-3-08

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SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/03/2008by Rich Tate

NEWS and NOTES

NWA Anarchy promoter Jerry Palmer sat in with Rich Tate On Friday 10-3 for a PSPO fix, available in the archive.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Bob Armstrong (1937), Maxx Payne (1961), Danny Basham (1979), John Morrison (1979), and Mikey Batts (1983).

Today in Memoriam: Klondike Bill (68, 2000) and Vince Risko (90, 2002).

Results from the September 30 Florida Championship Wrestling tapings are as follows: Trent Barretta defeated Damien Santiago. Scotty Goldman defeated Sinn Bowdee. Stu Bennett vs. Drew McIntyre went to a time limit draw. Tyson Tarver vs. Kafu was ruled a no-contest due to outside interference. Johnny Prime defeated Caleb O’Neil. Eric Escobar defeated Black Pain. Jack Gabriel & Alicia Fox defeated Mike Kruel & Wesley Holiday w/Roucka. Dolph Ziggler defeated Brett DiBiase. Johnny Curtis & Taj Milano (Gabe Tuft) vs. Joe Hennig & Heath Miller for the FCW Tag Team Championship.

Dusty Rhodes announced that FCW will begin airing on Brighthouse Channel 47 in Tampa this Sunday at 6pm.

Down South Hardcore Wrestling at Sam’s Memorial Multiplex this past Saturday are as follows: AJ Mitchell & Jersey defeated Rage & Dirty D, “Mr. Motivational” Jason Matthews defeated El Lucha Taco, T-Money of the Strong Style Disciples defeated Ox Madison, “Modern Day Cowboy” Chris Anthony vs. Morbid Angel of the Strong Style Disciples ended in a double disqualification, Morgan Davis defeated DSHW Light Heavyweight Champion Dallas Riley in a non-title match, HENRY defeated Jersey, E-Dawg & Cameron LaRue defeated Night Train & Ironbull Taurus.

DSHW presents “House of Horrors 2008”, on October 24 at 8:00 pm at the Howard Coffin Park Gym, 1430 Lanier Blvd, Brunswick, GA. Adults – $10, Kids age 12 & under – $6. Advertised so far: DSHW Tag Team Championship: E-Dawg & Ox Madison vs. J-Biggz & Night Train vs. The S.S.D. (Strong Style Disciples), Special Challenge: Jack Manley vs. Ash Kristiansen. More matches to be announced in the upcoming days.

United States Championship Wrestling will be part of the Baker County Fair in MacClenny, FL, on October 3 & October 4. Advertised: For the US championship, Jason Hexx w/”Gorgeous” Gary defends vs. American Hero. For the US women’s championship, Lexie Fyfe w/”Gorgeous” Gary defends vs. Lorelei Lee. The wrestling is free with the $5 admission into the fair. Preschoolers get in for free. Bell time is at 7:30.

The next Great American Wrestling Federation event will be on October 4 at the Hosford Game Room Entertainment Center in Hosford, FL. Advertised: T-Bolt vs. Michael Patrick. Steve Goins vs. “Pretty Boy” Donnie. More matches to be added. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids. Bell time is 8:00.

Ultimate Wrestling presents “Evilution” on October 4 at the American Legion Post #33 in Pensacola, FL. This will be a benefit event for the Manna Food Bank. Advertised: Omega w/Vain vs. “Former Sinner” Nick Virtue. For the UW championship, “Brutal” Joe Gibson defends vs. BTY III. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 12 & under, $8 for military and free for kids 5 & under. Doors open at 6:000 and bell time is at 7:00.

The Orlando Wrestling Alliance presents “Hell Bound” on October 4 at the Sanford Salvation Army in Sanford, FL. Advertised: Biff Can vs. OWA Owner Simon Sez. If Can wins, he gets an OWA title match. More matches to be added. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and free for kids under 5. Bell time is at 7:30.

Culture Shock Wrestling presents “Hell-O-Ween” on October 11 at the Community Center in Mossy Head, FL. Advertised: In a CSW title match, DJ Durst defends vs. Mike Metal. In a US title match, “Supernerd” Lance Smart defends vs. Dark Personality. To determine the #1 contender for the CSW title, Victor Cru vs. Jon Ryker. “BTY” Colby Godwin vs. “The Outkast” Cale Conners. David Prime vs. Dynamite Doug. Bruce Marshell vs. Energy Crisis. TA Jones vs. Marcus Gibbs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids from 7-11 and kids 6 & under get in for free. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00.

Pro Wrestling Riot presents “Road to Gold” on October 18 at The New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL. Advertised: “The Marquee” Bruce Santee, Sideshow, Heartbreak Express and others. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets $8 for adults and $4 for kids 13 & under. Doors open at 7:15 and bell time is at 8:00.

World Xtreme Wrestling returns to Central Florida for two shows, one on October 25 in Minneola, FL, just outside of Orlando and Kissimmee, at the Minneola Trailhead Park as a part of the Minneola Fall Fest. This is an outdoor show with a 6:00 bell time. Advertised: Mercedes Martinez vs. Levi, Bane vs. Convict No. 1, David Mercury vs. Craig Classic, SGT Hardcore vs. Destroyer, Perfect Creation vs. CJ Oâ<80><99>Doyle, and in the main event, WXW Heavyweight Champion Sugaa vs. “Puerto Rican Hurricane” Havoc.

WXW returns the following night in Leesburg, FL, at the Post of Leesburg Armory on 400 West Meadow Street. Tickets: $15 VIP/Ringside, $10 General Admission, $5 Military with ID and kids 12 and under. Advertised: Crutch Match, WXW Heavyweight Championship: Sugaa (c) vs. The Perfect Creation, Madman Mandrake vs. Sgt. Hardcore, The East Street Elite vs. The Sons Of Haku. WWE Hall Of Famer Afa and former WWF/WCW star Haku scheduled to appear. Also slated: CJ O’Doyle, Havok, a ladies match and more. Fans are encouraged to bring canned goods to benefit the Leesburg Food Bank and there will be free candy available. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Gator Harley Davidson on 1745 US Highway 441 (352.434.8689) or at the Latin Cafe on 400 North 14th Street (352.365.0089).

Southern Championship Wrestling will be having their 10th anniversary show on November 8 in Altamonte Springs, FL. More Information to be added.

NWA South Atlantic Championship Wrestling presents “November to Remember” on November 15 at the American Legion Post 19 in Orlando, FL. Advertised: For the NWA-SA championship, Bobby Bonecrusher defends vs. “Pretty Boy” Lloyd. In a match to determine the #1 contender for the X champion, Reverend Rouge vs. Gus Money. For the NWA-SA tag titles, Casanova Cartel defends vs. SWAT Patrol. DJ Jeff & Rico Moon vs. Lee Douglas & Rico Casanova. Brandon Groom vs. Ethan Icon. Jeddust vs. TJ Time. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-11 and free for children 4& under. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be having an event at the Ft. Pierce Police Athletic League in Fort Pierce, FL, on November 29. Advertised: In a match for the PWF championship, The Sheik w/Barrabas defends vs. Steve Madison. More matches to be added. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general admission. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00.

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 3, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Casey Berger and Joe DeVito wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Pat Oâ<80><99>Shocker defeated Frank Speer by disqualification (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that a moment of silence was held for Young Stribling, who died on October 2, 1933 in a motorcycle accident.

OCTOBER 3, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Red Dugan versus Whitey Patterson > Bill Faulkner versus Honey Boy Hackney > John Mauldin versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 3, 1939 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Coffield defeated Angelo Cistoldi by disqualification > Johnny Marrs defeated Babe Zaharias > Lou Thesz defeated Chief Chewacki by disqualification

OCTOBER 3, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre and Jim Coffield wrestled to a draw > Freddie Blassie defeated Al Galento > Olaf Erickson defeated Lozano Martinez > Babe Zaharias defeated Johnny Long > Ray Villmer defeated Dick Bishop

OCTOBER 3, 1949 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Evans defeated Joe Wolfe > Tony Vagnone defeated Tiny Oxford > Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that 1,000 were in attendance for this card.

OCTOBER 3, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Stalin defeated Benny Becker > Man versus Animal Handicap Match: Ginger the Bear defeated Jack Steele & Joe Kirkland > Mike Clancy and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title versus Mask Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Muscles / Notes: As part of the stipulation, Muscles was forced to unmask following the match with Don McIntyre, and was identified as Tiny Mills. McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since September 19, 1952.

OCTOBER 3, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Taylor versus Farmer Jones > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Hawkins versus Barbara Baker > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Andre Drapp / 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. There were two referees for the match between Blassie and Andre Drapp.

OCTOBER 3, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Whitey Whittler & El Toro* versus Danny Oâ<80><99>Shocker & Cowboy Carlson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Whitey Whittler & El Toro had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Danny Oâ<80><99>Shocker & Farmer Jones on September 30, 1955, in Valdosta.

OCTOBER 3, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Roberts & Frank Townsend defeated Freddie Blassie & Jack Dillon > Ray Gunkel defeated Bronko Lubich > Paul Anderson defeated Angelo Poffo / Notes: Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

OCTOBER 3, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence defeated Prince Omar at 14:00 > Marco Polo & Young Paul Jones defeated Derrell Cochran & the Angel > No TL Match: the Country Plowboy defeated Ivan Zukoff / Notes: There was no referee for the match between Ivan Zukoff and the Country Plowboy.

OCTOBER 3, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker defeated Mr. X (1) by disqualification > Pedro Godoy defeated Ivor Barrett > Gypsy Joe and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Mr. Moto defeated Chief Crazy Horse

OCTOBER 3, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker versus Charlie Carr > Don Fargo & Buddy Fuller versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Hiro Matsuda* versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Hiro Matsuda had been the reigning NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Danny Hodge on July 11, 1964, in Tampa, FL.

OCTOBER 3, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Dick Dunn > Ike Eakins defeated Steve Stanlee > Ricky Hunter and Alex Perez wrestled to a draw > Cage Match (No DQ): Mario Galento defeated Louie Tillet

OCTOBER 3, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Tomayo defeated Tim Geohagen at 8:00 > Vincent Lopez defeated Billy Spears at 13:00 > Tex McKenzie defeated Stan Frazier by disqualification at 6:00 > The Professional defeated the Super Pro at 1:00 > The Assassins defeated Roberto & Cyclone Soto at 24:00 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Paul DeMarco defeated Joe Scarpa* to win title / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. Joe Scarpa had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Paul DeMarco on September 19, 1969, in Atlanta. The match between DeMarco and Scarpa was to face the NWA World Heavyweight Champion on October 10, 1969. The program for this card mentions the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> program for October 4, 1969, will air from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, but will return to its normal 10:30 to 11:30 PM slot the following week. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee on this card. It was announced that Dory Funk, Jr., would be wrestling on the card on October 10, 1969, and that Nick Bockwinkel would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

OCTOBER 3, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Cisco Grimaldo > The Assassins defeated Eduardo DeLynch & El Mongol > Paul DeMarco defeated Karl Von Stroheim / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Karl Von Stroheim.

OCTOBER 3, 1970 (SATURDAY) Notes: The â<80><9c>Columbus Championship Wrestlingâ<80> program moved from WTVM Channel 9 to WRBL Channel 3 on this date, with Jim Carlisle as the new host, replacing Jim Koger of WTVM. It was reported that when WTVM moved to a new location, the feed from the Columbus Sports Arena was not strong enough, so Fred Ward and Ralph Freed negotiated a deal with WRBL to carry the matches. Carlisle, who had no prior experience with the wrestling business, had also worked with WTVM previously, and at one time during the late 1960s hosted the highest rated local program in Columbus. Dubbed â<80><9c>Blast Off with V-Manâ<80>, Carlisle, working as the title character, the show had a science fiction theme, with the V-Man urging â<80><9c>peace to the universeâ<80>.

OCTOBER 3, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Seigler defeated Wayne Cowan > Oki Shikina defeated Nick Russo > Koa Tiki & the Avenger defeated Bill Bowman & Joe Turner > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto defeated Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* by disqualification / Notes: 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 3, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Brisco defeated Les Thornton > Jay Strongbow defeated Mr. Fuji > Bobo Brazil versus Toru Tanaka ruled a no contest > Tony Garea & Dean Ho defeated Bob Orton, Jr., & Otto Von Heller > Georgia Heavyweight Title versus Mask Match (No DQ): Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Nikolai Volkoff* to win title > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Watts defeated Brute Bernard to retain title / Notes: Otto Von Heller substituted for Dick Slater to team with Bob Orton, Jr., in the match with Tony Garea & Dean Ho. The match between Bill Watts and Brute Bernard was a rematch from September 26, 1975. During the match, Dudley Clements was suspended above the ring in a cage. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, Mr. Fuji, Toru Tanaka, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

OCTOBER 3, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Randy Alls > Tommy Rich defeated Randy Savage > Dino Bravo versus the Executioner ended in a double countout > Tony Atlas defeated Pak Song by disqualification > Dick Slater & Jim Kent defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

OCTOBER 3, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated the Challenger > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Sonny King & Pierre Lefebvre > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated the French Angel > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Mosca / Notes: Frank Valois managed Andre the Giant.

OCTOBER 3, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” FORT PAYNE, AL â<80>” RECREATION CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Davis versus Bobby Garrett > Terry Taylor versus Killer Khan > Dennis Condrey versus Steve Keirn > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 3, 1982 (SUNDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated Chick Donovan > Matt Borne defeated Johnny Rich > The Iron Sheik defeated Brad Armstrong > National Tag Team Title Match: the Wild Samoans* defeated Terry Gordy & Tito Santana > National Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Orndorff defeated the Super Destroyer* to win title > Roddy Piper versus Abdullah the Butcher ruled a no contest > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* versus Stan Hansen ended in a double countout > Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich by disqualification / Notes: Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans.

OCTOBER 3, 1984 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > The Italian Stallion defeated Greg Brown > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Debbie Combs defeated Donna Day > The Hollywood Blonds defeated Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner > Jerry Oates defeated Mr. Ito > Georgia Street Fight Match: Ole Anderson & Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop & Ted DiBiase > Battle Royal: Ron Garvin (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

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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