Southeastern, Wrestling News, Notes, And Nostalgia For 9-17-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 09/17/2008

NEWS AND NOTES

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info.

Click here for spoiler results from Tuesdayâ<80><99>s iMPACT tapings, to be broadcast on September 18.

Today in Memoriam: Dory Detton (79, 1991) and Dr. Wagner, Sr. (68, 2004).

Prime Time Pro Wrestling returns to the Event Center in Columbus, GA, on September 19 with the following advertised card: Evil Incorporated (Colt Derringer & Rob Adonis) vs. Bad Company (Chris Stevens & David Young, 3-Way Tag Team Title Match: The Southside Trash vs. Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain vs. Tag Team Champions Jake Slater & Josh Stone, Bulldog Raines vs. J.T. Talent, Ace Rockwell vs. Sal Rinauro, Frankie Valentine vs. Dustin Powers, Chip Day vs. Adrian Hawkins. Bell time is 7:30pm.

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 17, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee â<80>” Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Son Almand > Foy Rivers versus Speedy Baker > John Mauldin versus Roy Stewart / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > Foy Rivers versus Red Dugan > Bill Ward versus Whitey Patterson > John Mauldin versus Turk Powell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jay Jarvis was credited as being a referee for this card.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ellis Bashara defeated Jake Patterson at 27:00 > Frank Speer defeated Doug Wyckoff by disqualification at 33:00 (2-1) > Dorv Roche defeated Roland Kirchmeyer at 24:00 (2-1)

SEPTEMBER 17, 1936 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Frank Remille versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1937 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Dutch Wyman versus Paddy Nolan > Jack Layden versus Sammy Miller > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* defeated Mike Cassidy / Notes: Aside from the match between Buck Lawson and Mike Cassidy, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Lawson had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since June 10, 1937.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rudy Strongberg defeated Strangler White by disqualification > Dick Lever versus Dobie Osborne > Chief Saunooke versus Hard Rock Stevens / Notes: Dick Lever and Dobie Osborne were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Chief Saunooke and Hard Rock Stevens, but no results were reported after the card. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Paul Jones > Babe Zaharias defeated Joe Vitale > Jack Dillon and Albert Mills wrestled to a draw / Notes: Babe Zaharias was declared the winner of his match when Joe Vitale was deemed unable to continue.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1945 (MONDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White â<80>” Promoters) > Nick Carter defeated Alberto Segura > Jack Bloomfield defeated Jack Singer > Jack Marcello defeated Bill Jackson

SEPTEMBER 17, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Galento versus Enrique Torres > Bobby Managoff and Sky Hi Lee wrestled to a draw > Al Massey & Bobby Roberts versus Jim Coffield & the Russian Lion > Bill Longson versus Al Lovelock / Notes: Aside from the match between Bobby Managoff and Sky Hi Lee, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” BLUE RIDGE, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Pierre LeClaire defeated Bill Collins > Billy Sandow and Tommy Ward wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1951 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Wolf #2 defeated Ben Morgan > Art Nelson defeated Eddie Gossett > Finis Hall and Gorgeous Gilpin wrestled to a draw (1-1)

SEPTEMBER 17, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Allan Garfield defeated Red McIntyre > Jerry Graham versus Nick Carter > Mike Paidousis defeated Jack Steele > Jack Oâ<80><99>Reilly versus Pierre DeGaulle > Verne Gagne defeated Roy McClarty / Notes: Jerry Graham and Nick Carter were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Jack Oâ<80><99>Reilly and Pierre DeGaulle, but no results were reported after the card.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta defeated the Mongolian > Billy Hines defeated Wildman Phillips > Dick Steinborn, Bob Boyer & Chief Little Eagle defeated Dale Lewis, Pepe Gomez & Dutch Savage > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Kozak defeated Bob Orton* by disqualification > Freddie Blassie defeated Mario Galento / Notes: Bob Orton had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Tampa, FL, office since he won a tournament on June 17, 1965, in Jacksonville, FL. It was announced that Lou Thesz would be wrestling on the card on September 24, 1965.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1966 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alberto Torres and Butcher Vachon wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Butcher Vachon was reportedly a bloody mess when the match with Alberto Torres ended.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1966 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Osborne versus Chico Cortez > Roger Kirby versus Louie Tillet > Enrique & Alberto Torres versus Butcher Vachon & the Golden Terror / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean defeated Bozo Brown at 7:00 > Bob Boyer defeated Oki Shikina at 11:00 > Ricky Hunter and Jim Starr wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Butcher Vachon

SEPTEMBER 17, 1969 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller defeated Tony Romano > Tex McKenzie & the Professional defeated the Super Assailants > Paul DeMarco defeated Mario Galento > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* and Joe Scarpa wrestled to a draw / Notes: Mario Galento managed the Super Assailants. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. Dory Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Bill White > Alex Medina & Kubla Khan defeated Joe Turco & Cisco Grimaldo > Billy Spears defeated Paul Jones > George Scott & Dick Steinborn defeated the Assassins > Klondike Bill defeated Big John > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated El Mongol / Notes: Buddy Colt had been billed as the Georgia Heavyweight Champion since June 18, 1971. Eddie Smith and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. Kubla Khan participated in an autograph session for fans.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD FAIRGROUNDS (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Luke Graham versus El Mongol > Crusher Verdu versus Assassin #2 > Carlos Colon versus Angelo Poffo ruled a no contest > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Candy* defeated Super Soul Davis / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. The Missouri Mauler was the special referee for the match between Ray Candy and Super Soul Davis. Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu and Luke Graham.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat Barrett defeated Sonny Rogers > Roger Kirby defeated Jerry Oates > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* and Buddy Colt wrestled to a draw > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Tom Jones & Roberto Soto defeated Ron & Terry Garvin* by disqualification > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived / No TL): Bill Dromo & Mike McCord defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* to win title / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gino Hernandez defeated Bill Howard > Dean Ho versus Killer Brooks ruled a no contest > Tom Jones defeated Johnny Valiant > Bobby Cash defeated Jimmy Valiant > Ray Stevens defeated Roberto Soto > Jos LeDuc defeated Dick Slater > Dusty Rhodes defeated Pak Song / Notes: Rock Hunter was handcuffed to Jerry Oates during the match between Dusty Rhodes and Pak Song. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1978 (SUNDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sonny King defeated Rick McGraw > Mixed Tag Team Match: Pez Whatley & Joyce Grable defeated Hartford Love & Suzette Ferrier > Rick Martel defeated the French Angel > Tommy Rich defeated Dr. X > Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dusty Rhodes & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* by disqualification > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated Stan Hansen > Andre the Giant defeated Ernie Ladd > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: King Kong Mosca* defeated Dick Slater by disqualification

SEPTEMBER 17, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jonathan Boyd defeated Ted Allen > Carl Fergie defeated Chick Donovan > Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title Match: Austin Idol* defeated Bob Armstrong > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* defeated Dick Slater & Tommy Rich > Lights Out Match: Stan Hansen defeated Ernie Ladd

SEPTEMBER 17, 1983 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Bill Irwin > Ron Garvin & Brett Wayne defeated the Road Warriors by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Wrestling > Texas Tornado Tag Team 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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