Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 9-21-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 09/21/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS AND NOTES

PSP Fix is a new feature to hold our listeners over until Peach State Pandemonium returns, as well as in between the weekly program upon its return. I spoke with Vordell Walker about his participation this past week at the Harley Race/Pro Wrestling NOAH camp in Eldon, MO. Click here to listen.

Rampage Pro Wrestling is at Johnny G’s in Warner Robins, GA, today at 4:00. Advertised: Sal Rinauro defends his spot in the RPW championship tournament against J-Rod. In a championship tournament qualifying match, Rob Adonis vs. Kodiak w/Mr. Ace Diamond. Ron Stalker & Dustin Powers vs. Hot Like Lava members, Cru Jones & Micah Taylor. Dr Johnny Gayton is the special guest referee. In a championship tournament qualifying match, “The Black Superman” A.J. Steele vs. “Japanese Superstar” Kurosukaji. Kyle Matthews vs. “The Shooter” Vordell Walker w/Mr. Ace Diamond. Tickets are $5.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Jack Brisco (67) and Ricky Morton.

Today in Memoriam: Brother Jonathan (83, 1987) and Ted Petty (49, 2002).

“Boogie Woogie Boy” Gary Valiant and the powers that be at Showtime All-Star Wrestling have apparently agreed to set aside their differences. Valiant returned to the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, with a run-in at Friday’s television taping, the first night of a double shot weekend featuring Raven. Valiant left SAW in June after a falling out with Reno Riggins and company. Within a few weeks, Valiant was in a title program at United States Wrestling Organization with Champion Jeremiah Plunkett, and a major player in NWA Main Event, where he feuded with Jeff Daniels’ crew.

USWO results from September 19 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn: 32 in attendance per Jimmie Daniel. Travis Starr & Dyronic beat Convict & Bizarre-O via stereo rollups, Jeremiah Plunkett beat Psycho Medic via submission, White Tiger beat Bryan Casey by DQ after Casey hit Tiger with a chair, Cousin Jason X beat USWO Jr. Champion Josh Crowe in a non-title match, USWO Tag Team Champions New York Gangster & Damien Payne vs Shane Smalls & Bryan Casey went to a double countout due to brawling outside the ring. USWO Champion Gary Valiant (w/Miss Boogie) vs. Snake Jones was a no contest after Jones pulled ref Mark Owen in front of a Valiant superkick. Owen tried to award the belt to Jones but was stopped by promoter Tony Falk, who held up the title.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from September 19 at the Royston, GA, Gym are as follows: Kareem Abdul Jamar defeated Brad Logan. Aaron Lee stated that he was not going to face Chris King and Consequences Creed in the scheduled tag match and that North Georgia Champion Seth Delay would be subbing for him. Furthermore, Lee staked his claim as the number one contender for the North Georgia Championship, and stated that if King’s team won the tag match main event, he would face King next week with the winner to become the #1 contender. Brandon Parker defeated Adam Mabry. Nightmare on Cherry Street 2008 was announced for October 24 with Wild Billy Buck challenging Southern States Champion Shadow Jackson in the main event. Don Matthews & Bo Newsome defeated Azrael & Darkness. APW Tag Team Champions The Franchise (Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels) defeated Dustin Michaels & Anthony Henry. Stryknyn & Danny Only defeated Shadow Jackson & Billy Buck after Jackson inadvertently hit Buck with the 10-31. Jeremy Vain defeated Slim J. Chris King & Consequences Creed defeated Seth Delay & The Royston Brawler earning King the one on one match with Lee.

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 21, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” MARIETTA STREET ARENA (Mr. Tuxworth â<80>” Promoter) > John Lewis versus Glenn Cowan > Pete Rogers versus Young Gotch > Bill Collins versus Elmo Glenn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” MORELAND ARENA (Red Terry â<80>” Promoter) > Ted Radcliffe versus Dutch Green / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WEST VIEW ARENA (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > Dave Terrell versus Leon Fuller > Allen Dunn versus Dink Almand > Dan George versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1933 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Wesley Brownlee â<80>” Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Dick Jones > Jack Doyle versus Ambrose Cole > Sammy Miller versus Jack McAdams / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1934 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Turk Powell defeated Chippewa Charlie > Tarzan Jordan defeated Henry Sauer > Ted Radcliffe defeated Jack Ross by disqualification (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that 4,000 were in attendance for this card.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1934 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Wayne Coleman versus Dink Almand > Eddie Stecher versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were no referees for the match between Eddie Stecher and John Mauldin.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1936 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Swede Swanson versus Tiger Long > Ted Taylor versus Honey Boy Hackney > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin* versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. John Mauldin had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hackney on September 11, 1936, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dorv Roche defeated Joe Cox > Joe Marsh versus Angelo Cistoldi > Rudy Strongberg versus Pete Stein / Notes: Joe Marsh and Angelo Cistoldi were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Rudy Strongberg and Pete Stein, but no results were reported after the card.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1939 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus Young Gotch > Sammy Miller versus Red Dugan > Frank Remille versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1945 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre and Rudy Strongberg wrestled to a draw > Francis Baugh defeated Jack Wentworth by disqualification > Abe Zvonkin defeated Jim Benedetti > Barto Hill defeated Don Lee > Al Massey defeated Jack Hader

SEPTEMBER 21, 1953 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Lane versus Gorgeous Gilpin > Ramon Cernados versus Tarzan Hewitt > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Red Roberts* versus Johnny Harmon > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* versus Johnny Valentine / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The origin of the Southern Junior Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time. However, a title by the same name had last been used in Georgia in 1950 with Karl Kowalski being billed as champion. Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since March 16, 1953.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1956 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie > Red McIntyre & Cyclone Anaya defeated Freddie Blassie & Bull Curry > Eddie Gossett and Bobby Weaver wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson defeated Don McIntyre* to win title / Notes: Freddie Blassie was upset with Bull Curry for accidentally colliding with him during their match with Red McIntyre & Cyclone Anaya, which led to their loss, and reportedly demanded Paul Jones book a match between them. Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on September 7, 1956, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McClarty defeated Roy Nelson by disqualification > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated the Lady Angel > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Steinborn defeated the Mighty Yankee* by disqualification / Notes: The Mighty Yankee had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since September 20, 1960. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1962 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Godoy and Gypsy Joe wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Diana Beamon & Tina Cole defeated Linda Horne & Sweet Georgia Brown > Johnny Walker defeated Miguel Torres > World Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Chief Little Eagle & Chief Crazy Horse / Notes: The Assassins had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since September 11, 1962. The program we have for this card mentions that you can now â<80><9c>tune into Channel 11 every Saturday afternoon from 5:30 to 7:00 PMâ<80> to see â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> on television. Channel 11 has changed from WLWA to WAII at this point, also. There is also an announcement in regard to relocating the ticket office to 75 Houston Street, â<80><9c>just across from the old officeâ<80>.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1964 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle defeated Joe Scarpa > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated George Harris & Paul DeGaulle > Don Fargo defeated Sputnik Monroe

SEPTEMBER 21, 1965 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer and Dutch Savage wrestled to a draw > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Wildman Phillips & the Mongolian > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in Toronto, ON.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1968 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Professional defeated Ricky Hunter > The Great Hercules defeated Bozo Brown > Paul DeMarco defeated Billy Garrett > Pepe Gomez defeated Oki Shikina by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1968 (SATURDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Paul DeMarco defeated Jim Starr & Billy Garrett > Ricky Hunter defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification / Notes: This was for the locally televised â<80><9c>Columbus Championship Wrestlingâ<80>, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1971 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Mr. X by disqualification > George Scott defeated Bill White at 16:43 > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated the Mighty Atom > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Vicky Williams defeated the Fabulous Moolah > Dick Steinborn & Klondike Bill defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & El Mongol* defeated the Assassins by disqualification / Notes: Bob Armstrong & El Mongol had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on January 12, 1971, in Macon.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1973 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Johnny Reb versus Cowboy Lang > Georgia Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: the Samoans defeated the Super Infernos; Bob Armstrong & Tom Jones defeated Ole & Gene Anderson; Bobby Duncum & Stan Vachon defeated Ricky Gibson & Bob Orton, Jr.; Armstrong & Jones defeated the Samoans; Duncum & Vachon defeated Jerry Oates & Jim Wilson; Duncum & Vachon defeated Armstrong & Jones to win title > No TL Match: Tim Woods versus Bill Watts > Buddy Colt versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Aside from the tournament, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos. Jack Crawford managed the Samoans. There were two referees for the match between Tim Woods and Bill Watts. It was announced that Paul Jones and Lester Welch were negotiating with Danny Hodge for future dates.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1976 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated Bill Howard > Scott Irwin defeated Johnny Ringo > Ted Oates & Dean Ho defeated Jimmy & Johnny Valiant > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Pak Song > Texas Death Match: Jos LeDuc defeated Dick Slater > Cage Match: Jerry Oates defeated Rock Hunter / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs versus Ken Dillinger > Don Kernodle versus Randy Savage > Jacques Goulet versus Steven Little Bear > Bill Dromo & Tommy Rich versus Pak Song & the Executioner > Dick Slater & Gene Anderson versus Tony Atlas & Dino Bravo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1979 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Jaggers defeated Chick Donovan > Buzz Sawyer defeated Carl Fergie > Rick Oliver & Jonathan Boyd defeated Bill Dromo & Ricky Fields > Judo Jacket Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Toru Tanaka > Stan Hansen defeated Blackjack Lanza > Georgia Television Title Match: the Sheik defeated Ray Candy* > Tony Atlas defeated Killer Karl Kox > Georgia Tag Team Title Cage Match: Tommy Rich & the Crusher defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* to win title > Lights Out Match (No TL / No DQ): Bill Watts defeated Ernie Ladd / Notes: Tony Atlas substituted for Dusty Rhodes in the match with Killer Karl Kox. The Sheik did not defeat Ray Candy in the first fifteen minutes, so the title did not change hands. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Killer Karl Kox and Toru Tanaka.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1980 (SUNDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Saito defeated Steve O > Tony Atlas defeated Killer Khan > Dennis Condrey defeated Bob Armstrong > Kevin Sullivan defeated Stan Lane > The Assassins defeated Mr. Wrestling #1& #2 > Ole Anderson defeated Lars Anderson

SEPTEMBER 21, 1981 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brian Blair defeated the French Angel > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rick Ferrara > Ray Stevens defeated Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > Michael Hayes & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Terry Gordy & Tor Kamata > Lumberjack Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Tommy Rich > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Jimmy Snuka / Notes: Mr. Wrestling #2 substituted for Kevin Von Erich to team with Michael Hayes in the match with Terry Gordy & Tor Kamata. The Great Mephisto managed Ray Stevens and Tor Kamata.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1984 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Ole Anderson â<80>” Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Mr. Ito defeated Frankie Lane > Jerry Oates defeated the Italian Stallion > The Masked Superstar defeated Luke Graham > The Hollywood Blonds defeated Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner > Indian Strap Match: Ron Garvin defeated Ted DiBiase > Lights Out Match: Nick Patrick defeated Bob Roop

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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