SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, and NOSTALGIA: 03/29/2009

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NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment‘s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, TX, today. Advertised: Edge defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Shawn Michaels. Also on the bill: Rey Mysterio, Jr., Christian, Kane, CM Punk, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Melina, Beth Phoenix, and Cryme Tyme. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

WWE’s SmackDown crew will be at the Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls, TX, today. Advertised: Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., versus Triple H & the Undertaker in a handicap match; Jeff Hardy versus the Big Show; and MVP defends the WWE US Heavyweight Title against Shelton Benjamin. Also on the bill: Vladimir Kozlov, the Great Khali, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., R-Truth, Jimmy Wang Yang, Brian Kendrick, Ezekiel, Michelle McCool, and Gail Kim. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

!BANG! will be at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL, today. Advertised: Dory Funk, Jr., & Johnny Magnum, w/Jimmy Hart, vs. Hack Meyer & Shane Chung, w/Jumbo Elvis. Wahoo McDaniel, Jr., vs. Johnny Romano in an Indian strap match for the hardcore championship. Jason “the Giant vs. Jumbo Elvis for the Premium BANG TV championship. “The Claw” Claudia Reiff vs. Miss Charlotte vs. Miss Rachael for the women’s championship. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (352) 895-4658.

The following information in regard to birthdays and memoriams has been compiled from various sources. In the event you can let us know of any omissions or corrections, please email to contributions@georgiawrestlinghistory.com.

Birthdays: Michael Hayes (1959).

In Memoriam: Joe Stecher (80, 1974), Herb Welch (91, 1999), and Carl Engstrom (84, 2008).

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Click here for a transcript of a recent interview AlanJ. Wojcik conducted with Jimmy Rave.

Full Impact Pro was in Crystal River, FL, on March 28. Results: Christopher Gray defeated “Bad Seed” Shawn Osborne, Shawn Spears, and Francisco Ciatso in a 4-way match. Brad Attitude defeated Damien Wayne, w/Heartbreak Enterprises. 2 Fast 2 Furious vs. the Set ended in a no contest after the Dark City Fight Club came in and attacked both teams and put out an open challenge to any tag team. Dark City Fight Club, w/Leva, defeated Bumz R’ Us. “Addicted to Love” Rhett Titus, w/Heartbreak Enterprises & So Cal Val, defeated Chris Jones to become the new Florida Heritage champion. “That Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero defeated “Wildcat” Chris Harris. Nigel McGuiness defeated Tommy Taylor. Davey Richards defeated T.J. Perkins. Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong defeated the YRR, w/Mr. Saint Laurent, to retain the tag championship. The next event is scheduled for May 2. Matches announced: For the heavyweight championship, Tyler Black defends vs. Davey Richards.

AWA Georgia was in Royston, GA, on March 28. Results: The night began with it being announced that Lance Cade vacated the AWA GA championship. A 6-pack challenge was then declared for later on to decide the new champion. Chris Hamrick & J.D. Jackson are already in the challenge. “Instant Replay” Kevin Blue & Chris Spectra defeated Adam Bell & Ballenger to become the new tag team champions. Bam Bam Bradshaw defeated Jackill. James BLVD defeated Enigma to qualify for the 6-pack challenge. Ballenger defeated Shane Bell. Dale Dwindle defeated Brian Lawler to advance to the 6-pack challenge. Brian Lawler wins a battle royal to get a spot in the 6-pack challenge. Originally it was to be the winners of their matches, but Lawler got in because he gave Adam Bell the $500 check that he won at the last battle royal to get into this one.

AWA Georgia will be at the Graybell Auction Building in Royston, GA, on April 11. Advertised: the 6-Pack Challenge for the AWA GA championship, James BLVD vs, Chris Hamrick vs. J.D. Jackson vs. Dale Dwindle vs. Brian Lawler vs. a mystery man. Tickets are $10 and kids under 13 get in for free. Bell time is at 7:30.

Global Championship Wrestling was in Pell City, AL, on March 28. Results: Johnny Slaughter, w/Wicked Nemesis, defeated Antonio Garza to remain the AWE champion. Chrisjen Hayme defeated Joey Lightning. The Inhuman Fly defeated Sgt. Greg Hammer. Micah Taylor defeated Amos Moses. Scum Kritter defeated Josh Hendrix. Omega defeated Orion Bishop. Tracy Taylor defeated Genni Right. The Money Makers, w/Howard C Cross, defeated David Young & Dynamo to become the new tag team champions.

Folkstyle Championship Wrestling was in Carrollton, GA, on March 27. Results: “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers defeated Frankie Valentine. Will Platinum defeated Josh Storm due to interference from Jake Diamond. Shaun Tempers defeated “Hillbilly” Jessco Blue. Princeton Gainey III defeated Amy Morgane by countout when Morgane never showed up to the ring. J-Rod, Chip Day & Bobby Moore defeated Cru Jones, Murder One & Ron Stalker, w/the Whiptress & Princeton Gainey III.

FCW will be at 3974 Carrollton Villa Rica Highway in Carrollton, GA, on April 3. Advertised: J-Rod, Cru Jones, Jaebo, Big Nasty, and Frankie Valentine. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (678) 409-1095 or (678) 409-1094.

Pro Wrestling Riot was in Port Richey, FL, on March 27. Results: Ronnie the Red & Brett Thunder defeated the Heartbreak Express, w/Amy Vitale, after Lou Cypher turned on the Heartbreak Express & the House of Vitale. “The 8th Deadly Sin” Sideshow, w/C.J. O’Doyle, defeated “Classic” Scott Davis to advance in heavyweight tournament. “The Marquee” Bruce Santee defeated Chris Jones to advance in the heavyweight tournament. C.J. O’Doyle, w/Sideshow, defeated Sedrick Strong. Alejandro, w/New Jack, defeated Raymond Snow, w/the House of Vitale by DQ. T.J. Perkins defeated Jaison Moore. Dark City Fight Club, w/Rod Steel, Francisco Ciatso and referee Rich Ambruzzito, defeated Bumz R’ Us, w/Milo Beasley, to become the new tag team champions. “The Marquee” Bruce Santee defeated “the 8th Deadly Sin” Sideshow, w/C.J. O’Doyle, to win the heavyweight championship.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from the Royston Gym in Royston, GA, on March 27: the Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells) defeated Marvelous Superstars; Corey Hollis defeated Mike Posey; B.J. Hancock defeated Adryan Hawkins; North Georgia Champion Dustin Knight defeated Antwan Jordan; Kareem Jamar & Bo Newsom & Donovan Sweet & Purple Passion defeated Jeremy Vain & Taco Delgado & Todd Sexton & J.T. Talent; Chris King defeated Skirra Corvus by DQ; Shadow Jackson & Don Matthews beat APW Tag Team Champions the Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Strkynyn) via countout; Southern States Champion Seth Delay defeated Slim J. To see this week’s edition of APW’s Aftersock, click here.

Pro Wrestling Eklipse was in Zephyrhills, FL, on March 27. Results: Luis Matos defeated Matt Bane in a Hybrid championship scramble qualifying match. Devin Dalton defeated Jerome Hendrix by countout. Dagon Lee defeated Robbie Markson. Aaron Epic defeated Bryan Landon. Shooter Storm defeated Scarlett Valentine. Simon Sez defeated Bobby Fonta. Eddie Brock defeated Ron Randle to retain the Ultra Violent championship. Jasin Sane defeated Jay Brock & Kennedy Kendrick. Biff defeated Mark Zout to retain the heavyweight championship.

PWE will be at Jo Bob’s Elite Fight Club in Zephyrhills, FL, on April 3. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 8:00.

Florida Championship Wrestling was in Tampa, FL, on March 26. Results: Justin Angel defeated Trent Barretta, w/Caylen Croft. Kafu & “Sweet” Papi Sanchez defeated Dylan Klein & Derrick Bateman. Tyson Kidd defeated Caylen Croft. Dakota Darsow defeated D.H. Smith. Miss Angela & Tiffany defeated Alicia Fox & Jenny Cash. Kris Logan & DJ Gabriel defeated Bryon Saxton & Jon Cutler. Agent T defeated Lupe Santiago. Johnny Prime, Johnny Curtis & Tyler Reks defeated Alex Riley, Mr. Tarver & Ian Richardson. Sheamus defeated Ricky Ortiz by DQ. Drew McIntyre defeated Sebastian Slater to retain the FCW championship.

FCW will be at the FCW Arena in Tampa, FL, on April 2. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 11. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (813) 805-7526.

FCW will also be at the Tommy Lawrence Arena for the Volusia County Fair in Deland, FL, on April 11. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $20 for reserved ringside seats, $12 general admission, and $8 for kids. Bell time is at 7:30.

The All-Star Wrestling Network will be at the AWN Wrestleplex in Ft. Valley, GA, on April 4. Advertised: Slaughter Pit, Leon Michaels, Ash, “the Marvelous One” Michael Stevens, “the Last Rebel” Jerry Thompson, “Golden Boy” Chick Donovan, Paul Warfield, “the Almighty” Brokishi, Mike Kross, Iron Will, Sin City Mafia, Douglas McGuiness, Damenchia, “the Extreme” Phenom, and Nigel Sherrod. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (478) 397-5734.

Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, on April 4. Advertised: Q-Ball, G-Man, Mr. Metla, Blaine Evans, MJP, Vinny Mac, Wild Irish Rose, Jay Blade, Brolly, Dusty, and Ryder. Bell time is at 8:00.

All-Star Wrestling will be at the Towne Square in Spring Hill, FL, on April 11. Advertised: For the heavyweight championship, Joshua Masters defends vs. Alex DeCay. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00.

NOSTALGIA

MARCH 29, 1928 (THURSDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Londos and Wladek Zbyszko wrestled to a draw at 120:00 > Pete Sauer defeated the Mysterious Conductor / Notes: The Mysterious Conductor substituted for Jack Evans in the match with Pete Sauer.

MARCH 29, 1932 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (L.C. Warren and Eddie Hanlon ? Promoters) > Len Macaluso defeated Eddie Elzea > Jack Sherry defeated John Grandovich / Notes: The attendance for this card is unknown, but it was reported that the gross receipts totaled $340.25. This appears to have been the first true wrestling war between promoters in Georgia, as L.C. Warren and Eddie Hanlon managed to secure an agreement to use the venue where Henry Weber had been promoting since November 1929. However, it wouldn?t last long, and Weber was back promoting in this venue again on April 19, 1932, with both promotions running alternate weeks until Warren bowed out in July 1932.

MARCH 29, 1934 (THURSDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis ? Promoter) > Wesley Brownlee versus Gorilla Tucker > Chief Lakeside versus Pancho Villa > Georgia Light Heavyweight Title Match (No TL): Bill Crussell* versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bill Crussell disputed the decision of February 26, 1934, which had him forfeiting his Georgia Light Heavyweight Title to Fred Lassiter due to an injury, which prevented him from continuing in the match. Crussell defended the title for some promotions while Hugh Winn, who subsequently defeated Lassiter on March 5, 1934, also claimed to be the titleholder. Jay Jarvis was credited as being a referee for this card.

MARCH 29, 1935 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby ? Promoters) > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson > Ted Michaels versus Sammy Miller > No TL Match: John Mauldin versus Totem Pole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 29, 1937 (MONDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby ? Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus Red Smith > Young Londos defeated Paddy Nolan > Tarzan Jordan versus Mike Cassidy / Notes: Aside from the match between Young Londos and Paddy Nolan, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

MARCH 29, 1946 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Kelly defeated Mike Kilonis > Charlie Harben and Abe Zvonkin wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter defeated Vic Emanuel by disqualification > Ralph Garibaldi & Laverne Baxter defeated Dick Lever & Bill Collins > Al Massey defeated Ben Morgan

MARCH 29, 1951 (THURSDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Becker defeated Honey Boy Hannigan > Jack Curtis defeated Rube Wright > The Golden Terror defeated Bobby Lane by disqualification

MARCH 29, 1954 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Clyde Steeves versus Gorgeous Gilpin > Lee Grable versus the Swedish Angel > Red McIntyre versus Dick Big Kettle > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Don Big Kettle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Freddie Blassie had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since he allegedly defeated Mr. Moto on February 8, 1954, in Birmingham, AL.

MARCH 29, 1957 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre defeated Tokyo Joe by disqualification > Mark Lewin versus Kurt Von Brawner > Guy LaRose versus the Great Mitsu > Argentina Rocca defeated Donn Lewin / Notes: Mark Lewin and Kurt Von Brawner were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Guy LaRose and the Great Mitsu, but no results were reported after the card. Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.

MARCH 29, 1960 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Bill Alexander > Vince Bryant defeated Jack Terry > Bill Dromo & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Freddie Blassie & Jack Terry

MARCH 29, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Evans defeated Killer Campbell > Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle defeated Jim Burke & Gypsy Joe > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Guy Mitchell defeated Skull Murphy* to win title / Notes: Skull Murphy had been billed as the Southern Heavyweight Champion since March 10, 1961, but only in Columbus since March 15, 1961. It is believed Guy Mitchell’s claim after defeating Skull Murphy on this date was only recognized in Columbus.

MARCH 29, 1963 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong defeated George Bell > Derrell Cochran defeated Buck Jones > Chief Little Eagle defeated the Bat > Lenny Montana defeated Ted Evans > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* and Tarzan Tyler wrestled to a draw / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in Toronto, ON.

MARCH 29, 1965 (MONDAY) ? ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Miller versus Red Roberts > George Harris versus Choo-Choo Lynn > Jesse James versus Crybaby Harris / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 29, 1966 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong defeated Pancho Villa > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated the Infernos > Texas Death Match: Mario Galento defeated Chin Lee / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos.

MARCH 29, 1967 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean defeated Gorilla Marconi > Bad Boy Hines defeated Lorenzo Parente > Enrique Torres defeated El Mongol > Billy Hines & Ike Eakins defeated Lars & Gene Anderson by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

MARCH 29, 1968 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Greg Peterson > The Rising Suns defeated Johnny Walker & Jim Wilson > Bob Armstrong and Duke Keomuka wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated the Gauchos > Mario Galento versus Butcher Vachon ruled a no contest > Lou Thesz, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Jack Crawford, Hans Schmidt & El Mongol / Notes: Gentleman X managed El Mongol.

MARCH 29, 1969 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol & the Professional and the Assassins wrestled to a draw > The Spoiler defeated Silento Rodriguez > Buddy Fuller defeated Paul DeMarco / Notes: This was taped for the ?Atlanta TV Wrestling? television program hosted by Ed Capral. The Professional joined Ed Capral to announce that he was no longer associated with the Assassins, as he felt he was being used to carry the load, and had become increasingly concerned about his status with the team since they treated Jack Crawford they way they did.

MARCH 29, 1969 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Anderson versus Silento Rodriguez > Tim Geohagen defeated Joe Turco > Little John and the Spoiler wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Skandor Akbar > El Mongol defeated Paul DeMarco > World Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated the Assassins* to win title / Notes: Bob Anderson and Silento Rodriguez were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The Assassins had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller on December 20, 1968, in Atlanta. It was announced that there would be a one-night tournament for the Georgia Tag Team Title on the card on April 4, 1969, and that Little John would be bringing in a mystery party for the event. The title had been held up after the NWA reportedly reviewed the match where Assassin #2 & the Professional defeated Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller by countout on March 21, 1969, despite the countout rule being waived for the match. The NWA said not only did the referee ignore the waived rule, but the match should have stopped completely when anyone other than the legal men entered the ring.

MARCH 29, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) ? CARTERSVILLE, GA ? SPORTS PALACE (J.A. ?Stiffy? Williams ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen versus Karl Von Stroheim > Koa Tiki versus Mr. X > John Sullivan versus Ox Baker > Billy Spears versus Jerry Oates > Roberto Soto versus Oki Shikina / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim, Bepo Mongol, and Mr. X.

MARCH 29, 1974 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Earl Maynard defeated the Mighty Yankee > Jerry Brisco defeated Ricky Gibson > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Art Nelson & Jerry Lawler by disqualification > Bobby Duncum versus Jumbo Tsuruta wrestled to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Losers Leave Match: Ron & Terry Garvin* defeated Rufus R. Jones & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr., defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* by disqualification / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MARCH 29, 1975 (SATURDAY) ? GRIFFIN, GA ? GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Zbyszko defeated Dudley Clements > Ricky Gibson defeated Dudley Clements at 10:00 > Robert Fuller defeated Jerry Lawler / Notes: Bobby Simmons was credited as being a referee for this card.

MARCH 29, 1976 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund versus Karl Von Steiger > Ted & Jerry Oates versus the Red Devils > Moondog Mayne versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Mark Lewin versus the Spoiler > Stan Stasiak versus Dick Slater / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart, manager of the Spoiler, was barred from ringside during the match between Mark Lewin and the Spoiler.

MARCH 29, 1977 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle and Bill Howard wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Randy Savage defeated Raymond Rougeau at 12:00 > Paul Jones defeated the French Angel at 14:00 > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Black Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #1 at 12:00 > Macon Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated J.J. Dillon* to win title / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel. Tommy Young was credited as being a referee on this card.

MARCH 29, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau versus John Ruggers > Jacques Goulet versus Pez Whatley > Tommy Rich & Adrian Adonis versus Lars Anderson & Rock Hunter > Lumberjack Match: Stan Hansen versus Tony Atlas > Coal Miner’s Glove Match: Ole Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 29, 1979 (THURSDAY) ? ROME, GA ? ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Bass versus Raymond Rougeau > Tommy Rich versus Kurt Von Hess > Stan Hansen & Bob Armstrong versus Ole Anderson & the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Kurt Von Hess and Ron Bass.

MARCH 29, 1981 (SUNDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan defeated Mike Davis > Bobby Eaton defeated Roberto Soto > Steve Keirn & Steve O versus Ole & Gene Anderson ended in a double disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jim Duggan > Tommy Rich & the Junkyard Dog defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > National Heavyweight Title Match: Steve O defeated the Mongolian Stomper* to win title > WWF Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Backlund* defeated Ivan Koloff / Notes: Tommy Rich substituted for Ted DiBiase to team with the Junkyard Dog in the match with Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts, and Steve O substituted for Dusty Rhodes in the match with the Mongolian Stomper, when Rhodes was injured during an altercation with Don Carson, who managed the Stomper. Michael Hayes joined Gordy and Roberts at the ring during their match.

MARCH 29, 1982 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Harris versus Jerry Oates > Kevin Sullivan versus Ted Oates > Ron Bass versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 29, 1983 (TUESDAY) ? AKRON, OH (Les Thatcher ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Killer Brooks defeated Johnny Rich > Larry Zbyszko defeated Brian Blair > The Iron Sheik defeated Dick Murdoch > Tommy Rich, Tony Atlas & the Masked Superstar defeated Ole Anderson, Buzz Sawyer & Killer Brooks

MARCH 29, 1985 (FRIDAY) ? SAGINAW, MI (Ole Anderson ? Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Buzz Sawyer defeated Scott Irwin > Tommy Rich defeated Tommy Rogers > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Bill Irwin & Kareem Muhammad > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Bob Roop by disqualification > Ron Garvin & the Italian Stallion defeated Ron Starr & Devil Blue > Paul Diamond and Randy Rose wrestled to a draw > Brett Sawyer defeated Doug Somers

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