Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 9-23-08

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SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 09/23/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS AND NOTES

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Matt Hardy (34).

Today in Memoriam: Gene Stanlee (88, 2005).

Great Championship Wrestling results from September 18 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex with paid attendance reported as 125: Tex Monroe pinned Shaun Banks. “That 80’s Guy” John Bogie pinned Murder One (Orion Bishop & Wicked Nemesis were barred from the building). Kareem-Abdul Jamar pinned Ron Stalker (with Princeton Gainey III). J-Rod beat GCW Interstate Champion Sonny Siaki by disqualification. Micah Taylor (with Tracy Taylor) beat Cru Jones and Johnny Swinger and Bull Buchanan in a four way match to win the GCW Heavyweight Championship.

GCW returns September 25 to the GR8 SK8 Plex in Phenix City, with the following matches announced: GCW Heavyweight Champion Micah Taylor will defend the title against Shaun Banks, Johnny Swinger battles Bull Buchanan in their first singles match since the GCW Fred Ward Memorial 2007, GCW Tag Team Champions “That 80’s Guy” John Bogie & Kareem-Abdul Jamar defend the titles against The Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One with Wicked Nemesis).

GCW will once again be teaming with the “God Bless Fort Benning” event in downtown Columbus, GA, in November. More details will be available as the event draws closer.

AWA World-1 South held an event in Ellaville, GA, on September 20. Here are the results: Pain defeated Less Fortunate, Cru Jones defeated Chic Donovan via DQ, Los Pierka defeated Less Fortunate, making him 0 for 2 for the night, Peggy Lee Leather defeated Fantasy and Stephanie Starr in a three-way match, and Jake Slater defeated JROD to retain the Southern Heavyweight Championship. Attendance was 101 paid.

W1S presents their third annual Old-School Tag Team Tournament, to be held in Buck’s Place on November 8, in Ellaville. Seating has been improved in the arena and it will hold around 450 people by bell time. Here are the teams already announced: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), The New Heavenly Bodies (Vito Denucci & Chris Nelson), The Heartbreak Express. Double Deuce (Ciatso and Cannon), Nick Fame and Nooie Lee, and the Old School Wrecking Crew (Scott Davis and Mike Patrick). Four other teams will be added. There will also be a match for the Southern Heavyweight Championship.

Fusion Tradition Wrestling results from September 20 at the Stronghold in Sparta, TN: Madd Dogg beat Chris Havoc, AC Frost beat Standard Wrestling Guy in a Loser Leaves Town match, Patrick Colvett got the win over Logan Shane, FTW Tradition title match: Jed Anderson beat Josh Frozt to retain the title, Mike Promo defeated Toby Farley and Dirty J in a 3 way elimination match, with Promo beating Dirty J first then Farley, â<80><9c>Standard Protocolâ<80> Duane Sherrill interviewed Billy Merciless, â<80><9c>Alpha Dogâ<80> Rocky Mac beat Jack Madrox, FTW Tag Team title match: Cult of Personality beat the New York Rockers to retain the titles, FTW Fusion Title match: Lord Frost beat Strange by DQ after Rocky Mac attacked Lord Frost, In an unsanctioned Lights Out 4 table Death Match. Tables topped with barb wire, thumb tacks, and weapons. Mike Promo made Billy Merciless submit for the win. Next show is October 4 at the Stronghold with Chuck Taylor vs. Ricochet.

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results from September 20 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn. Their tale of woe at the gate continues with attendance of 17 and that was up from last week. Anthony Wayne beat Violent T via submission, Psycho Medic & Dyronic beat Davey Wright & Stevie King when Medic pinned Wright, Travis Starr beat Chris Norte by DQ when Norte escaped an abdominal stretch by pulling ref Boogie into Starr, knocking him down, Kid Dynamite beat Anthony Wayne, ATL Tag Team Champions Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn beat White Tiger & Derrick Neal in a 2/3 falls match (third fall was a DQ on Tiger after ref Boogie found Lowe’s chain in Tiger’s vicinity after pinning Lowe).

The next Peachstate Wrestling Alliance event will be at the Bremen Rec Center in Bremen, GA, on September 27. 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.

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 23, 1935 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Young Londos versus Young Americus > Joe Santell versus Jack Russell > Bill Crussell versus Abe Marshall / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Jack LaRue defeated Ole Olson (2-0) > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Mike Nazarian defeated Lon Chaney* (2-1) to win title / Notes: Lon Chaney had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he defeated Johnny Marrs on July 29, 1936, in Augusta.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1937 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Al Caddell versus Bob Anderson > Joe Ferona versus Son Almand > Sammy Miller versus Paddy Nolan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1949 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ralph Garibaldi versus Joe Kirkland > Joe Wolfe versus Babe Zaharias > Nick Carter & Johnny Long versus Tom Mahoney & Abe Zvonkin > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre defeated the Black Menace* to win title / Notes: Aside from the match between Don McIntyre and the Black Menace, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. The Menace had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated McIntyre on September 16, 1949, in Atlanta. Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between McIntyre and the Menace. Tiny Oxford was credited as being a referee on this card.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1950 (SATURDAY) â<80>” JASPER, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: June Byers defeated Dot Dotson > Maurice Roberre defeated Bill Steddum > Karl Kowalski defeated Red Dugan / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1955 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre defeated Tokyo Joe > Andre Drapp & Red McIntyre defeated Whitey Whittler & Tokyo Joe > Cowboy Carlson defeated El Toro by disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Roy Shire by disqualification / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on September 16, 1955, in Atlanta. Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1957 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Melby versus Al Massey > Midget Match: Little Beaver versus Tiny Roe > Ray Gunkel versus Kurt Von Brawner > Ray Gunkel versus Fritz Von Brawner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1960 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Weaver defeated Don McClarty > Dick Steinborn & Bill Dromo defeated Boris & Nicoli Volkoff > Roy Nelson defeated Nick Roberts > Cage Match (No DQ): Ray Gunkel defeated the Mighty Yankee / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1963 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Outlaw defeated Killer Daniels > Lenny Montana defeated Tim Geohagen > Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle defeated Felix & Marcus Godo > Tarzan Tyler defeated Joe Scarpa

SEPTEMBER 23, 1965 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson versus Bob Boyer > Mario Galento & Dutch Savage 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 23, 1966 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Kirby defeated Brute Morgan > Chief Little Eagle defeated Johnny Heidman > Ramon Torres defeated Chico Cortez > Ray Gunkel defeated Jim Osborne > The Golden Terror defeated Dennis Hall > Mario Galento & Buddy Fuller defeated the Red Raiders > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon defeated Enrique & Alberto Torres* to win title / Notes: 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. The program for this card has a photo of NWA President Sam Muchnick, accompanied by a mention that he feels the Atlanta programs were the best in the country. It was announced that Mad Dog Vachon would be wrestling on the card on September 30, 1966, and that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1969 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Salvadore Dominguez > Tex McKenzie defeated Tony Romano > The Professional defeated Super Assailant #1 > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Big Tex & Assassin #1 / Notes: Mario Galento managed Super Assailant #1.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Argentina Apollo defeated Oki Shikina by disqualification > Roberto Soto and Skandor Akbar wrestled to a draw > Jesse James defeated Wayne Cowan > Rocket Monroe defeated George Grant / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1972 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CARROLLTON, GA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Grant defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Jesse James defeated Dick Shannon > Koa Tiki defeated Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner defeated Dick Steinborn & Man Mountain Mike > Roberto Soto versus Oki Shikina ruled a no contest / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1974 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Prince Pullins versus the Invader > Don Muraco versus Tony Santos > Mixed Tag Team Match: Sonny Rogers & Donna Christianello versus Daisy Mae & the Professional > Mike McCord versus Harley Race > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1975 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund defeated Les Thornton > Tony Garea & Dean Ho defeated Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji > Sonny King defeated Brute Bernard by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Nikolai Volkoff* versus Bobby Duncum ruled a no contest > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr.,* defeated Jerry Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, Mr. Fuji, Toru Tanaka, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1977 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage & Bill White defeated Richard Blood & Don Serrano > Tommy Rich defeated Buddy Roberts > Dino Bravo & Steven Little Bear defeated Jacques Goulet & the French Angel > The Executioner defeated Tony Marino > Dick Murdoch defeated Bill Dromo > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Grizzly Smith > US Heavyweight Title Match: Tony Atlas defeated Ric Flair* by disqualification > Pak Song defeated Jack Brisco > World Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* to win title / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1978 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Slater defeated the Challenger > Tape: King Kong Mosca > The Masked Superstar defeated Roger Howell > Stan Hansen defeated Dennis Hall > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* to win title / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. The tape of King Kong Mosca was actually a video montage of various events.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1979 (SUNDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Fields versus Bill Howard > Ray Candy versus Bobby Jaggers > Bob Armstrong versus Austin Idol > Stan Hansen versus Ernie Ladd > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* versus Dick Slater > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & the Crusher* versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and Bobby Jaggers.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1979 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jonathan Boyd and Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong defeated Austin Idol by disqualification > Stan Hansen defeated Ernie Ladd > Tommy Rich & the Crusher defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff > Killer Karl Kox defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1984 (SUNDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Ole Anderson â<80>” Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Tim Horner defeated Frankie Lane > Brad Armstrong defeated Mr. Ito > Taped Fist Match: Ole Anderson defeated Bob Roop > The Hollywood Blonds defeated Ron Garvin & Jerry Oates > Tommy Rich defeated Ted DiBiase by disqualification > Lights Out Match: Ron Garvin & Tim Horner versus Bob Roop & Ted DiBiase ruled a no contest

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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