Southeastern Wrestling Nostalgia for 9-19-08

Bill Behrens


NOSTALGIA by Rich Tate

SEPTEMBER 19, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Speer defeated Ivan Vakturoff at 41:34 (2-0) > George Zaharias defeated Joe Cox at 52:00 (2-1) / Notes: There was a preliminary match, but no details were reported following the card.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” BUCKHEAD ARENA (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > John Dameron versus Young Londos > Turk Powell versus Tarzan Jordan > Hans Von Buesing versus Chippewa Charlie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Totem Pole Anderson > Sammy Miller versus Young Londos > John Mauldin versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Red Carlton was credited as being a referee for this card.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Leon Fuller versus Roy Stewart > Bill Faulkner versus Bull Schmidt > Wesley Brownlee versus Frank Remille / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1936 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Morris defeated Vic Muhl > Jack Thomas defeated Whitey Hewitt by disqualification > Dick Raines defeated Frank Speer / Notes: Jimmy Morris substituted for Dick Lever in the match with Vic Muhl.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1939 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Millich versus Popeye Swenson > Johnny Marrs versus Cowboy Luttrall > Henry Piers versus Angelo Cistoldi / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long and Olaf Erickson wrestled to a draw > Pierre DeGlane defeated Jack Dillon > Al Galento defeated Bill McIntyre > Don McIntyre defeated Lozano Martinez > Jim Coffield defeated Joe Corbett

SEPTEMBER 19, 1949 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” PEACH BOWL SPEEDWAY (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward & Lee Savoldi versus Joe Estes & Honey Boy Hannigan > Red Dugan versus Gorgeous Gilpin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1949 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Wolfe and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Johnny Long defeated Tony Vagnone > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Black Menace* and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw (1-1) / Notes: The Black Menace had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on September 16, 1949, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Clancy versus Jack Steele > Mike Paidousis versus Babe Zaharias > Southern Heavyweight Title versus Mask Match: Don McIntyre* defeated the Brain > Loser Unmask Match: Muscles defeated the Super Zebra Kid / Notes: Mike Clancy and Jack Steele were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Mike Paidousis and Babe Zaharias, but no results were reported after the card. As part of the stipulation, the Super Zebra Kid was forced to unmask following the match with Muscles, and was identified as Charles Morgan. It is unclear as to how Don McIntyre came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Tarzan White winning the title from Art Nelson on September 5, 1952, in Atlanta. As part of the stipulation, the Brain was forced to unmask following the match with McIntyre, and was identified as Joe Stalin.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Shire defeated Farmer Jones > Whitey Whittler defeated Cowboy Carlson > Andre Drapp and Freddie Blassie wrestled to a draw (1-1) / Notes: Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Beverly Morris versus Catherine Simpson > Bobby Wallace versus Juan Hernandez / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Townsend & Jack Pesek versus Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Dot Dotson versus Judy Glover > Ray Gunkel defeated Don Fargo by disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Jackie Fargo / Notes: Frank Townsend & Jack Pesek and Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Dot Dotson and Judy Glover, but no results were reported after the card. Lubich managed Poffo. Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ray Gunkel on September 5, 1958, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo, Johnny Weaver & Don McClarty versus the Mighty Yankee, Boris & Nicoli Volkoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Miguel Torres versus Bulldog Lawley > World Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Freddie Blassie & Johnny Walker / Notes: Miguel Torres and Bulldog Lawley were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The Assassins had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since September 11, 1962.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Fargo & Buddy Fuller versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Joe Scarpa versus Mario Galento > Sputnik Monroe versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Bob Nandor > Ricky Hunter defeated Tiny Mills > Mario Galento defeated Alex Perez > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling defeated El Mongol* by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mr. Wrestling on September 8, 1967, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Big Tex defeated Tony Nero > Roberto Soto defeated Tony Romano > Vincent Lopez and Cyclone Soto wrestled to a draw > Tex McKenzie & the Professional defeated the Super Assailants > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Big Tex & Assassin #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Scarpa defeated Paul DeMarco* to win title / Notes: Big Tex substituted for Assassin #1 to team with Assassin #2 in the match with Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller. Mario Galento managed the Super Assailants. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. DeMarco had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Professional on June 21, 1969, in Atlanta. It was announced that the Assassins would be wrestling the Super Assailants on the card on September 26, 1969, with both teams risking their masks.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Assassin #2 defeated Bobby Shane > Buddy Colt defeated Pepe Gomez > Ron Fuller defeated Cisco Grimaldo / 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 Buddy Colt.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan versus Cisco Grimaldo > Tim Geohagen versus Skandor Akbar > Bill Dromo, El Mongol & the Professional versus Buddy Colt & the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Grant defeated Juan Caruso by disqualification > The Avenger defeated Dick Shannon > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Roberto Soto* defeated Assassin #1 > Bob Armstrong, Derrell Cochran & Bobo Brazil defeated Rocket Monroe, Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar / Notes: Roberto Soto had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji defeated Mike McCord & Bobby Duncum; Tony Garea & Dean Ho defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard; Tanaka & Fuji defeated Garea & Ho to win title > The Spoiler defeated Jay Strongbow > US Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr.,* defeated Bob Backlund & Jerry Brisco > Bounty Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Sheik / Notes: Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, Mr. Fuji, Toru Tanaka, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Bill White > Richard Blood defeated Ken Dillinger > Steven Little Bear defeated Randy Savage by disqualification > Bill Dromo, Tommy Rich & Dino Bravo defeated Jacques Goulet, Pak Song & the Executioner > No DQ / No TL Match: Dick Slater versus Tony Atlas ruled a no contest / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Hartford Love defeated Rick McGraw > Pez Whatley defeated Mr. Saito > Dick Slater defeated Sonny King > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: King Kong Mosca* defeated Bill Dromo > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification

SEPTEMBER 19, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carl Fergie versus Chick Donovan > Bill Dromo & Ricky Fields versus Bill Howard & Jonathan Boyd > Bob Armstrong versus Austin Idol > Tommy Rich versus Ivan Koloff > Georgia Television Title Match: Ray Candy* versus Ernie Ladd > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* versus Stan Hansen / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Brunzell & Steve O defeated the Manchurians > Mr. Saito defeated Mike Davis > National Television Title Match: Terry Taylor* defeated Killer Khan > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Lane* defeated Kevin Sullivan > Lars Anderson defeated Baron Von Raschke > Dennis Condrey defeated Wahoo McDaniel > Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated the Assassins* to win title > Uvaldi Slim defeated Terry Funk > Lights Out Match: Ole Anderson defeated Lars Anderson

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