Southeastern News, Notes & Nostalgia for 9-24-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 09/24/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS AND NOTES

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Stephanie McMahon (32) and Chris Nowinski (30).

Today in Memoriam: Abe Kashey (61, 1965), Joe Corbett (82, 1987), and Roy Heffernan (67, 1992).

Championship Wrestling Overload would like to extend an open invitation to any tag teams around the Georgia area. CWO is currently looking to build a solid tag team division and are looking for reliable and talented tag teams from around the area interested. Any teams interested, please send an email with your information & a photo to: cwo_overload@yahoo.com.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling results from September 19 in Columbus, GA: Chip Day over Adrian Hawkins. Frankie Valentine over Dustin Powers. Ace Rockwell over Sal Rinauro. Bulldog Raines over J.T. Talent. Southside Trash over Jake Slater & Josh Stone to regain the PTPW Tag Team Titles. Bad Company (David Young & Chris Stevens) over Evil Inc. (Colt Derringer & Rob Adonis) with outside interference.

PTPW returns to the Event Center in Columbus on September 26 with the following advertised card: The Wrestler vs. Dustin Powers, Frankie Valentine vs. Adrian Hawkins, The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith challenge Southside Trash for the PTPW Tag Team Titles, David Young vs. Jake Slater, Bulldog Raines vs. Rob Adonis, and in a non-title match, and Chris Stevens vs. PTPW Champion Colt Derringer. If Stevens wins, he earns a title match on October 3. Bell time is 7:30pm.

The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance will be at the Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, on September 27. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: GIWA Champion Shawn Hunter defends against Velvet Jones. Mean Mike Stratus defends the GIWA Mid-State Championship against Cowboy in a dog-collar match. Oko Nono and the Professor will defend the GIWA Tag Team Champions titles.

Rampage Pro Wrestling was in Warner Robins, GA, on September 21. The results are as follows. “The Shooter” Vordell Walker w/Ace Diamond defeated Kyle Matthews. “The Black Superman” A.J. Steele defeats Kurosukaji to advance to the championship tournament. In another championship tournament qualifying match, Rob Adonis defeated Kodiak w/Ace Diamond to advance. Dustin Powers & Ron Stalker defeated Hot Like Lava members Cru Jones & Micah Taylor thanks to outside interference from a masked man. Dr. Johnny Gayton was the special referee. In a hair vs. tournament spot match, “The Big Deal” Sal Rinauro defeated J-Rod to keep his spot. But when Sal went to cut J-Rod’s hair, J-Rod hit the TKO. Also during the show, Micah Taylor was drawn to be the opponent Cru Jones in a championship tournament qualifying match.

RPW is at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on September 28 at 4:00. Advertised: In a match for the RPW cruiserweight title, it will be Kyle Matthews vs. Frankie Valentine w/Mr. Ace Diamond vs. Hot Like Lava member Shaun Banks. J-Rod & “The Black Superman” A.J. Steele vs. “The Big Deal” Sal Rinauro & Kurosukaji. In a RPW championship qualifying match, Hot Like Lava member Cru Jones vs. Hot Like Lava member Micah Taylor. In another championship qualifying match, Lance Christian vs. “The Shooter” Vordell Walker w/Mr. Ace Diamond. “Scream Queen” Daffney vs. Tracy Taylor. General admission is $5 after 2:45pm. For more information call (478) 329-8002.

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 24, 1930 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim McMillen defeated Gene LaGene > Dick Shikat defeated Joe Komar

SEPTEMBER 24, 1936 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Boxing Match: Gene Johnson versus Kid Woods > Sammy Miller versus Swede Swanson > Frank Remille versus Ted Taylor / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1937 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Jack Bloomfield versus Paddy Nolan > Sammy Miller versus Buck Lawson > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Lee defeated Jane Blondell / Notes: Aside from the match between Betty Lee and Jane Blondell, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rudy Strongberg versus Strangler White > MWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lee Wyckoff* defeated Dorv Roche / Notes: Rudy Strongberg and Strangler White were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. 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. There was another match advertised, but no details were provided.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer and the Swedish Angel wrestled to a draw > Paul Jones and Dave Levin wrestled to a draw > Jack Dillon versus Albert Mills ruled a no contest > Babe Zaharias defeated John Mauldin / Notes: The match between Paul Jones and Dave Levin was declared a draw when both men were knocked unconscious and could not continue.

SEPTEMBER 24, 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 Singer > George Romanoff defeated Vincent Lopez > Jack Bloomfield and Tommy Londos wrestled to a draw

SEPTEMBER 24, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long versus the Russian Lion > Al Galento & Jim Coffield versus Charlie Harben & Don McIntyre > Bobby Managoff versus Sky Hi Lee > Bill Longson versus Al Massey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1951 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey and Eddie Gossett wrestled to a draw > Chief Little Wolf #2 defeated Finis Hall > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Art Nelson (2-1) / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Art Nelson on September 10, 1951, in Augusta.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tokyo Joe defeated Red Vagnone > Jerry Graham defeated Pierre DeGaulle > Jack Oâ<80><99>Reilly & Allan Garfield versus Mike Paidousis & Chief Big Heart > Argentina Rocca defeated El Toro by disqualification / Notes: Jack Oâ<80><99>Reilly & Allan Garfield and Mike Paidousis & Chief Big Heart were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Following the match between Argentina Rocca and El Toro, Toro was suspended until he agreed to wrestle without his mask because he was disqualified for using a hidden object in his mask. Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Chris Averoff defeated Pat Barrett > Bull Cannon defeated Jack Bence > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Margie Ramsey defeated Peggy Allen > Bob Morrow & Marco Polo defeated Joe McCarthy & the Inferno by disqualification

SEPTEMBER 24, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta defeated Jack Vansky > The Mongolian defeated Billy Hines > Wildman Phillips defeated Bad Boy Hines > Dale Lewis & Dutch Savage defeated Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn > Freddie Blassie defeated Bill Dromo > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Buddy Fuller / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in Toronto, ON.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1966 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Kirby versus Chico Cortez > Johnny Heidman versus Ramon Torres > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres* versus the Red Raiders / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Enrique & Alberto Torres had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Medics in a tournament final on May 6, 1966, in Atlanta, although they actually lost the title to Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon on September 23, 1966, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco defeated Pepe Gomez > Bob Boyer defeated Guillotine Gordon > Jim Starr defeated Ricky Hunter > Bill Dromo defeated Stan Vachon

SEPTEMBER 24, 1969 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Salvadore Dominguez > Joe Scarpa versus Tony Romano > Roberto & Cyclone Soto versus Assassin #2 & the Super Pro > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Paul DeMarco* versus the Professional / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. Paul DeMarco had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Professional on June 21, 1969, in Atlanta, although he had actually lost the title to Joe Scarpa on September 19, 1969, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kubla Khan defeated Bill White > Midget Match: the Mighty Atom defeated Cowboy Lang > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe by disqualification > Dick Steinborn defeated Joe Turco > George Scott, Louie Tillet & El Mongol versus Buddy Colt & the Assassins ended in a double disqualification > Cage Match (No DQ / No TL): Big John defeated Klondike Bill / Notes: Eddie Smith and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. Dick Steinborn participated in an autograph session for fans.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Lanny Poffo defeated John Foley > Victor Jovica defeated the Great Fuji > Ted Oates and Norman Frederick Charles wrestled to a draw > Paul Christy defeated Jonathan Boyd by disqualification > Ray Candy & El Mongol defeated Crusher Verdu & Super Soul Davis > Carlos Colon defeated Angelo Poffo > Luke Graham versus the Missouri Mauler ruled a no contest > No DQ / No TL Match: Assassin #2 defeated Rock Hunter / Notes: John Foley substituted for Gama Singh in the match with Lanny Poffo. Assassin #2 voluntarily unmasked himself before the match with Rock Hunter, revealing himself to be Joe Hamilton, and clarifying he was the brother of the Missouri Mauler. Charlie Cook was the special referee for the match between Assassin #2 and Hunter. Hunter managed Luke Graham and Crusher Verdu.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated Bad News Kent > Roger Kirby defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Dottie Downs > Pat Barrett defeated Jimmy Garvin > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated Mike McCord > Macon Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived / No TL): Tom Jones & Roberto Soto defeated Ron &Terry Garvin* to win title / Notes: Mike McCord substituted for Bill Dromo in the match with Buddy Colt. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Cash versus Killer Brooks ruled a no contest > Dean Ho defeated Ray Stevens by disqualification > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Gino Hernandez > Billy Robinson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jimmy & Johnny Valiant > Jos LeDuc & Dusty Rhodes defeated Dick Slater & Pak Song / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Don Serrano & Richard Blood > Steven Little Bear defeated Bill White > Pak Song & the Executioner defeated Terry Gibbs & Bill Dromo > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Roger Smith & Jim Kent > Ric Flair defeated Ted Allen / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buzz Sawyer defeated Carl Fergie > Bobby Jaggers defeated Ray Candy > Austin Idol defeated Bob Armstrong > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* defeated Stan Hansen > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & the Crusher* defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and Bobby Jaggers.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” CARTERSVILLE, GA â<80>” CHEROKEE AVENUE GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Roberts versus Mr. Saito > Stan Lane versus Kevin Sullivan > Steve O & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Assassins > Dennis Condrey versus Steve Keirn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1983 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Bob Roop > Handicap Match: King Kong Bundy defeated Tony Zane & Pat Rose > The Road Warriors defeated Ron Garvin & Brett Wayne > Lumberjack Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Wrestling > Cage Match: Tommy Rich & Pez Whatley defeated Paul Ellering & Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer 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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