Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 10-1-08

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SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/01/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS and NOTES

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Hector Guerrero (54).

Today in Memoriam: Henry Irslinger (66, 1954) and Larry Chene (40, 1964).

Sonny Siaki has released a statement for those who have helped, or inquired about helping, in the cause for helping his family cover medical costs for his brother. Click here for the most recent statement, and here to learn more.

Great Championship Wrestlingâ<80><99>s Taylor McKnight sat in with Rich Tate on Tuesday night for a PSP Fix. Click here to listen.

Savannah Valley Wrestling presented “The Chicken Coop Conspiracy” on September 27 in Royston, GA. Bam Bam Bradshaw defeated Enigma. In a match for the Reaction championship, Kid Cassanova retained by defeating Dwindle. In a SVW tag title match, “Old School” retained by defeating Kevin Blue and Jackill. Shane Bell & Jason Blackman defeated J.D. Jackson & Jake Sanders. Ballenger defeated Alexander Phoenix. James BLVD defeated Chris Spectra.

SVW presents “Scared of No One”, to take place on October 11 at Graybell Auction in Royston, GA. Matches to be added. Bell time is 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults and tickets for kids under 13 are free. This will be an Internet webcast taping and SVW will debut its new 6 sided ring.

!BANG! presents “Fall Fight Night I & II”, to take place on October 4 and October 5 at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL. Matches announced 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.

The American Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in Chipley, FL, on October 4. Advertised: In a handicap match, “Road Dogg” B.G. James & Ken Curtis vs. “Dirty” Larry Brock. In a Southern Street Fight, The Assassin vs. Terry Ryker. Chief Little Bear vs. Jack Hanley. In a 4 way match to determine the #1 contender for the US JR championship, Milo vs. Chris Tighe vs. Suicide vs. Street Bandit. Luke Goldburg vs. Rough Rider. Tickets are $8 for adults. For kids 6-12 tickets are $4 and admission is free for kids under 6. Advance tickets can be bought for $6. Bell time is 8:00. For more information call (850) 638-7183.

Dirty South Pro Wrestling presents “Halloween Bash 2008.” The event will take place at the National Guard Armory in Brewton, AL, on October 11. Advertised: In a DQ match, losing manager must wear a dress, The Rebel & Forsaken w/”Silver Foxx” Bobby Wilson vs. Gino Galento & Czr w/Col Tex Galento. There will also be a battle royal. Matches to be added.

All-Star Wrestling presents “2 Legit 2 Quit” on November 1 at Spring Hill Towne Square in Spring Hill, FL. Advertised: The East Street Elite vs. Austin Amadeus & Nick Fame. More Matches to be added. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7.

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 1, 1930 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn defeated Taro Myaki > Bill Bartush defeated Joe Varga

OCTOBER 1, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee â<80>” Promoter) > Roy Mauldin versus Roy Stewart > Wesley Brownlee versus Ambrose Cole > No TL Match: Ronnie McDuffie versus Dink Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 1, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > Jim Zbyszko versus Tarzan Jordan > Turk Powell versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 1, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rudy Strongberg defeated Sid Nabors at 23:00 > Joe Cox defeated Chief Chewacki at 32:00 (2-1) > Orville Brown and Dorv Roche wrestled to a draw / Notes: Sid Nabors substituted for Joe Kotsonaros in the match with Rudy Strongberg. Kotsonaros was billed as the cousin of George Kotsonaros.

OCTOBER 1, 1936 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Boxing Match: Bill Sherman versus Jack Langley > Ted Taylor versus Glenn Cowan > Frank Remille versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 1, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Arneich versus Strangler White > Chief Saunooke versus Hard Rock Stevens > MWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lee Wyckoff* versus Rudy Strongberg / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. 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 1, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon & Babe Zaharias defeated Joe Estes & Joe Vitale > John Mauldin & Albert Mills defeated Roland Kirchmeyer & Babe Zaharias by disqualification / Notes: Babe Zaharias substituted for Charlie Harben to team with Jack Dillon in the match with Joe Estes & Joe Vitale.

OCTOBER 1, 1945 (MONDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White â<80>” Promoters) > Sammy Stein defeated Jack Bloomfield > Tommy Londos defeated Vincent Lopez by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated Nick Carter / 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 1, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Roberts versus Karl Davis > Al Galento & Tom Mahoney versus Charlie Harben & Don McIntyre > Al Massey versus Jim Coffield > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Herb Welch* versus the Russian Lion / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Herb Welch had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he defeated the Green Shadow on July 6, 1948, in Nashville, TN.

OCTOBER 1, 1951 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey defeated Gorgeous Gilpin > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Mars Bennett defeated Adela Antone > Art Nelson defeated Eddie Gossett > Chief Little Wolf #2 defeated Finis Hall (2-1)

OCTOBER 1, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Barbara Baker versus Nell Stewart > Allan Garfield defeated Pierre DeGaulle > Man versus Animal Match: Gorgeous Gus defeated Jerry Graham > Australian Tag Team Match: Allan Garfield & Tokyo Joe defeated Mike Paidousis & Chief Big Heart / Notes: Allan Garfield & Tokyo Joe substituted for Reggie Lisowski & Art Nelson in the match with Mike Paidousis & Chief Big Heart. Barbara Baker and Nell Stewart were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It was announced that Paul Jones was negotiating with NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz for some dates in Atlanta. It was also announced that Cora Combs would wrestle Ella Waldek on the card on October 8, 1954.

OCTOBER 1, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Morrow defeated Red Dugan > Jack Bence and Bob Eisenburg wrestled to a draw > Marco Polo defeated Chris Averoff > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Peggy Allen defeated Margie Ramsey > The Inferno defeated George Wolfe / Notes: Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 1, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn defeated Bob Boyer > Dale Lewis defeated Bill Dromo > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Judy Grable & Toni Rose defeated Penny Brooks & Linda Carroll > Nick Kozak defeated Dutch Savage by disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Bob Orton* by disqualification / Notes: Following the match between Freddie Blassie and Bob Orton, Blassie left the ring with the belt, proclaiming he was the new champion. The belt was later returned to Orton, much to the dismay of Blassie, who firmly believed he had won the title. 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. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee on this card. It was announced that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

OCTOBER 1, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer defeated Joe Turco > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Barbara Owens defeated Patti Neilson > Bill Dromo defeated Billy Garrett > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Gene Kiniski* defeated the Professional / Notes: Gene Kiniski had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Lou Thesz on January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO.

OCTOBER 1, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Kubla Khan defeated Joe Turco > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Buddy Colt defeated Klondike Bill > El Mongol defeated Big John > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Dick Steinborn & George Scott / Notes: Following the match between the Assassins and Dick Steinborn & George Scott, whereas Steinborn was carried from the ring on a stretcher, Paul Jones entered the ring and took the title belts from the Assassins. He declared he was holding them up pending a rematch between the two teams. The Assassins had been billed as Georgia Tag Team Champions since August 13, 1971. The program for this card reported that Big John had yet to sign the contract Ray Gunkel agreed to for a match between them, despite Johnâ<80><99>s claims that Gunkel was a coward for not answering his challenges. It was announced that Nick Bockwinkel and Mr. Wrestling would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Bob Armstrong participated in an autograph session for fans.

OCTOBER 1, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Foley versus Victor Jovica > Ted Oates versus Lanny Poffo > Paul Christy & Carlos Colon versus the Royal Kangaroos > Crusher Verdu versus El Mongol > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Candy* versus Luke Graham > Angelo Poffo, Rock Hunter & Super Soul Davis versus the Missouri Mauler & the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Charlie Cook was the special referee for the match between Ray Candy and Luke Graham. Rock Hunter managed Luke Graham and Crusher Verdu.

OCTOBER 1, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Welch and Sonny Rogers wrestled to a draw > Bob Roop defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Pat Barrett defeated Mark Starr > Harley Race defeated Tom Jones > Don Muraco & the Professional defeated Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Roberto Soto defeated Gene Anderson in fourth round / Notes: Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 1, 1975 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George McCreery versus Les Thornton > Derrell Cochran versus Ron Garvin > Dudley Clements versus S.D. Jones > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji* versus Tony Garea & Dean Ho > Bobo Brazil versus Brute Bernard > Russian Chain Match: Bobby Duncum versus Nikolai Volkoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, Mr. Fuji, and Toru Tanaka.

OCTOBER 1, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Scott Irwin > Paul Orndorff defeated Jim Lancaster > Stan Stasiak & Killer Brooks and the Black Bombers wrestled to a draw > Dean Ho defeated the Mongolian Stomper by disqualification > Dick Slater & Pak Song defeated Jos LeDuc & Mr. Wrestling #2 > The Missouri Mauler defeated Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Missouri Mauler. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

OCTOBER 1, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson defeated Randy Alls > The Executioner defeated Byron Kidd / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed the Executioner.

OCTOBER 1, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jonathan Boyd versus Buzz Sawyer > Bobby Jaggers versus Ted Allen > Bob Armstrong versus Ox Baker > Ernie Ladd & Blackjack Lanza versus Tommy Rich & the Crusher > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox and Bobby Jaggers.

OCTOBER 1, 1983 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CINCINNATI, OH â<80>” RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jake Roberts versus Pez Whatley > Battle Royal: King Kong Bundy (Winner) > Ron Garvin & Brett Wayne versus the Road Warriors > Mr. Wrestling versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Lumberjack Match: Tommy Rich versus Paul Ellering > Dog Fight Match: Roddy Piper defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: It was reported that 2,000 were in attendance for this card. No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $5,000. Paul Ellering managed Buzz 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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