Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 9-27-08

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SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 09/27/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS and NOTES

Rampage Pro Wrestling promoter Jason Cross sits in with Rich Tate tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET. If you miss it, the archive will be available afterward.

Total Nonstop Action will be at the BankUnited Center in Miami, FL, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Booker T; Beer Money, Inc., with Jacqueline, defend the TNA World Tag Team Title against the Motor City Machine Guns; and Christian Cage versus Kip James. Also advertised: Petey Williams, Taylor Wilde, Traci Brooks, A.J. Styles, Consequences Creed, and Sheik Abdul Bashir. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

As a preview of TNAâ<80><99>s event in Miami, the Miami Herald posted two stories on TNA, focusing on the womenâ<80><99>s divisions, featuring quotes from Taylor Wilde, Angelina Love, and Bill Apter. Click here for one and here for the other.

TNA has added the following events: November 15 in Corinth, MS, at the Crossroads Arena; November 16 in Huntsville, AL, at the Von Braun Civic Center; and January 17 in Dublin, IE, at the National Stadium, making two shows in two days as a result of a sellout for the January 16 date in Dublin.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be having matches as part of a benefit today at Toe 2 Toe Fitness in Villa Rica, GA, with proceeds going to American Gold Star Mothers. The afternoon long event begins at Noon, and also part of the show will be a performance from Dukes of DaVille, as well as a swimsuit competition, a car and truck show, and many festivities for family entertainment. Sponsors of the show include Hooters and Mayfield Performance. Advertised matches include: Frankie Valentine versus Josh Stone; Colt Derringer versus Bulldog Raines; and Rob Adonis versus Dustin Powers. Call (770) 712-3370 for more information.

SECW promoter Scott sat in with Rich Tate on Friday night to discuss his promotionâ<80><99>s history, talent, and past events, while also previewing todayâ<80><99>s show. Click here to listen.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance will be at the Bremen Rec Center in Bremen, GA, tonight. Advertised: “Bullet” Bob Armstrong vs. The Lethal Luchador in a mask vs. mask match. “Action” Mike Jackson vs. Dany Only. Ace Rockwell vs. JT Talent. In a Southern Championship title match, The Ultimate Dragon defends vs. a mystery opponent. Also scheduled to appear is BG James. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is 7:30. Tickets are $10 and kids 7 & under get in for free. Advance tickets can be purchased at Papa Johns on the day of the event at Papa Johns at 5:30 for $8. For more information call Shane at (770) 328-1162.

The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance will be at the Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, tonight. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: GIWA Champion Shawn Hunter defends Velvet Jones. Mean Mike Stratus defends the GIWA Mid-State Championship against Cowboy in a dog-collar match. Oko Nono and the Professor defends the GIWA Tag Team Champions titles.

Down South Hardcore Wrestling returns to Sam’s Memorial Multiplex in Darien, GA, tonight. The show starts at approximately 7:15pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids. Advertised: DSHW Heavyweight Championship: Cameron Larue (c) vs. Night Train, DSHW Light Heavyweight Championship: Dallas Riley (c) vs. Less Fortunate, Lance Alonte vs. Jason Matthews, Grudge Match: “Modern-Day Cowboy” Chris Anthony vs. DSHW Tag Champion Morbid Angel, Ironbull Taurus vs. E-Dawg of the Gangsta Nation. Also, Ryan Mitchell, graduate of Dory Funk Jr.’s Funking Conservatory and gaijin star of All-Japan Pro Wrestling will make his debut in DSHW. Also appearing: Ryan Savage, Morgan Davis, DSHW Tag Champion T-Money, Ugly Kidd Joe and J Biggz.

Flatline Championship Wrestling will present â<80><9c>No Remorseâ<80> at the Thomson National Guard Armory in Thomson, GA, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Bell time is 7:00 PM. Tickets are $7. Children 5 and under get in free. Advertised: Devon Wright vs. challenger Ethan Case for the FCW World Championship.

Carolina Wrestling Entertainment will present â<80><9c>September Slamâ<80> at the National Guard Armory in Burlington, NC, tonight. Doors open 6:30. Bell time is 7:30. Tickets are $8. $5 for children. Advertised: Charlie Dreamer challenges KC McKnight for the CWE Heavyweight Championship. The United Nations of Devastation challenge The Broke Back Express for the CWE Tag Tam Championship belts. Brandon Day challenges Chris Collins for the CWE Revolution Championship. Jerry Wayne challenges Jay Sinn for the CWE Carolina Heritage Championship.

The Empire Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Elkin, NC, tonight. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $5. Kids 6-12 only $2. Children under 6 get in free.

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

SEPTEMBER 27, 1934 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee â<80>” Promoter) > George Lallerstedt versus Smitty Anderson > Bob Anderson versus Roy Stewart > No TL Match: Bill Collins versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1935 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Wesley Brownlee versus Whitey Patterson > Red Dugan versus Young Londos > Wayne Coleman versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1937 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Bob Anderson versus Bad Boy Brown > Joe Ferona versus Tiger Long > Sago Hayamaka defeated Paddy Nolan / Notes: Aside from the match between Sago Hayamaka and Paddy Nolan, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. It was reported that construction was started on the Warren Arena on this day. It was projected that it would be ready for use in late November. There were no reasons stated for the construction.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1944 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross â<80>” Promoter) > Jimmy Cloy defeated W.T. Mobley > Jack Kelly defeated Blackhood > Jack Ross defeated Chief Lone Wolf > Mr. X defeated Johnny Plummer / Notes: It was reported that 3,000 were in attendance for this card. It was reported that W.T. Mobley had no arms.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1946 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre defeated Tom Mahoney > Ray Villmer and Bibber McCoy wrestled to a draw > Jim Coffield defeated Johnny Long > Chief Saunooke defeated Nick Carter > Man versus Animal Match: â<80><9c>Alligatorâ<80> defeated Gil Woodworth > Jack O’Brien defeated Al Massey / Notes: It is unclear as to the name of the alligator that wrestled Gil Woodworth.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1949 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Lee Savoldi versus Red Dugan > nofoot Ballard versus the Blimp > Jim O’Hara versus Gorgeous Gilpin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1954 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Nell Stewart versus Barbara Baker > Allan Garfield defeated Chief Big Heart by disqualification > Man versus Animal Match: Jerry Graham versus Gorgeous Gus / Notes: Aside from the match between Allan Garfield and Chief Big Heart, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Although not mentioned, Pierre DeGaulle was likely in attendance, as he was the handler for Gorgeous Gus.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1956 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Tolos and Rip Hawk wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Cyclone Anaya defeated Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien by disqualification > World Tag Team Title Match: Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson* defeated Red McIntyre & Bull Curry / Notes: Red McIntyre substituted for the Zebra Kid to team with Bull Curry in the match with Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson. Gossett & Nelson had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Don & Red McIntyre on August 24, 1956, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1956 (THURSDAY) â<80>” TIFTON, GA â<80>” TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Drake defeated Billy Blassie (2-0) > Bob Shipp defeated Benny Matta (2-0)

SEPTEMBER 27, 1957 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel defeated Fritz Von Brawner at 11:00 > Nick Roberts defeated Al Massey > Midget Match: Little Beaver defeated Tiny Roe > International Tag Team Title Match: Kurt & Fritz Von Brawner* defeated Ray Gunkel & Bill Melby by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to how Kurt & Fritz Von Brawner came to be recognized as International Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Don & Red McIntyre defeating Freddie Blassie & Kurt Von Brawner on June 21, 1957, in Atlanta. During the match, the referee and Melby were accidentally knocked unconscious, and the Von Brawners took advantage by double-teaming Gunkel. Don McIntyre charged the ring and helped Gunkel clear the ring, but the referee came to just in time to see McIntyre and gave the win to the Von Brawners, citing outside interference. The program we have for this card mentions that Mars Bennett was recently killed in an automobile accident near Nashville, TN. It was announced that NWA World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier would be returning to Atlanta to defend his title soon, Gorgeous George was set to return in October, and that Paul Jones was negotiating with Wild Red Berry for some future bookings.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1960 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McClarty and Choo-Choo Lynn wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Mr. X (3) by disqualification > Johnny Weaver versus Roy Nelson ruled a no contest / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny King defeated Jack Dillon > Johnny King & Marco Polo defeated Jack Dillon & Ivan Zukoff > The Country Plowboy versus the Viking ruled a no contest

SEPTEMBER 27, 1963 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry London defeated Derrell Cochran > Tim Geohagen defeated Felix Godo > Chief Little Eagle defeated Marcus Godo > Joe Scarpa and the Outlaw wrestled to a draw > World Tag Team Title Match (No DQ / No TL / No CO): Kurt & Karl Von Brauner* versus Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler ruled a no contest / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. The Von Brauners had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since August 2, 1963. It was announced that Chief Big Heart would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1965 (MONDAY) â<80>” BRUNSWICK, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Toni Rose versus Linda Carroll > Dale Lewis & Mario Galento versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1966 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Brute Morgan > Mario Galento defeated Chico Cortez > The Red Raiders defeated Greg Peterson & Roger Kirby

SEPTEMBER 27, 1968 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Bob Boyer defeated Pepe Gomez > Ray Gunkel & Bill Dromo defeated Jim Starr & Billy Garrett > Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Bob Armstrong & Alberto Torres > Paul DeMarco defeated the Great Hercules > Louie Tillet defeated the Professional / Notes: Bob Armstrong substituted for Ramon Torres to team with Alberto Torres in the match with Stan & Butcher Vachon.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1969 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco defeated Bob Armstrong > Tex McKenzie & the Professional defeated Big Tex & the Super Pro > Joe Scarpa defeated Assassin #2 / 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 Paul DeMarco. The Assassins attacked Big Tex and unmasked him, revealing his identity as Stan Frazier.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” GOLDEN PARK (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled, but no details have been found.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1974 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron, Jimmy & Terry Garvin defeated Tom Jones, Roberto Soto & Prince Pullins > Bob Roop defeated Bunk Harris > Pat Barrett and Roger Kirby wrestled to a draw > Buddy Colt defeated Mike McCord > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Harley Race by disqualification / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1976 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. X defeated Jim Lancaster > Roberto Soto defeated Scott Irwin > Tom Jones and Killer Brooks wrestled to a draw > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Dean Ho > Bobby Cash defeated Stan Stasiak by disqualification > Lights Out Taped Fist Match: Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1977 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated the Avenger > Richard Blood defeated Ken Dillinger > Jacques Goulet defeated Dino Bravo > Gene Anderson defeated Don Kernodle > No TL Match: Dick Slater defeated Randy Savage > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Tony Atlas defeated Pak Song & the Executioner* by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 3,500 were in attendance for this card.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1979 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Jonathan Boyd > Handicap Match: Bobby Jaggers, Bobby Heenan & Killer Karl Kox versus Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and Bobby Jaggers. Buzz Sawyer was also advertised.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1979 (THURSDAY) â<80>” STATESBORO, GA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no details have been found.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1980 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” MID-SOUTH AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated the Manchurians > Steve Keirn defeated Killer Khan > Steve O & Mr. Saito wrestled to a draw > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Stan Lane by countout > Boxing Match: Ole Anderson defeated Lars Anderson

SEPTEMBER 27, 1981 (SUNDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bryan St. John defeated Rick Ferrara > Brian Blair & Steve O defeated Professor Sonoda & the French Angel > George Wells defeated Mike Sharpe > Ray Stevens defeated Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > Tor Kamata versus Abdullah the Butcher ruled a no contest > Texas Street Fight Match: Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > National Tag Team Title Cage Match (No DQ): Michael Hayes & Otis Sistrunk defeated Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka* to win title / Notes: Otis Sistrunk substituted for Kevin Von Erich to team with Michael Hayes in the match with Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka. The Great Mephisto managed Ray Stevens and Tor Kamata.

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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