SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, and NOSTALGIA: 03/27/2009

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NEWS and NOTES

The lineup for tonight’s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from World Wrestling Entertainment, is as follows: Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston, CM Punk & MVP versus Shelton Benjamin, Finlay, Christian & Kane; Jesse & Festus versus the Big Show in a handicap match; Brie Bella, Carlito & Primo Colon versus Nikki Bella, John Morrison & the Miz; Matt Hardy versus R-Truth; Maryse defends the WWE Divas Title against Michelle McCool; and Shawn Michaels talks about the Undertaker.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: May 8, at the Erie Civic Center in Erie, PA; May 11, at the Robert Municipal Auditorium in Evansville, IN; May 24, at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM; May 30, at the McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN; November 5, at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany; November 11, at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany; November 12, at the Leipzig Arena in Leipzig, Germany; and November 13, at the Colorline Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

WWE has announced the following events: May 26, SmackDown/ECW at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO; and July 13, RAW at the Amway Arena in Orlando, FL. Tickets for Colorado Springs go on sale April 11, while tickets become available for Orlando on May 2.

Following comments Vince McMahon made earlier this week in the Hollywood Reporter, where he called some of the things Total Nonstop Action does on television reprehensible, Dixie Carter told the Sun she finds much of what has been on WWE’s RAW program of late reprehensible. McMahon, while noting that WWE was attempting to become more family friendly, receiving a PG rating, is appalled that TNA has a TV-14 rating. Click here for the article.

TNA will be at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN, tonight. Advertised: Jeff Jarrett versus Kurt Angle; A.J. Styles defends the TNA Legends Title against Sheik Abdul Bashir; and Sojourner Bolt versus ODB. Also on the bill: Team 3D, Suicide, Beer Money, Chris Sabin, No Limit, and the Latin American Xchange. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

TNA results from the house show at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD, on March 26: Suicide over Chris Sabin to retain the TNA X Division Title; ODB over Sojourner Bolt; Team 3D over No Limit; A.J. Styles over Sheik Abdul Bashir; Beer Money over the Latin American Xchange to retain the TNA World Tag Team Title; and Jeff Jarrett over Kurt Angle.

The final overall rating for Thursday’s edition of TNA’s iMPACT was 1.3.

TNA has announced the following events: May 15, at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC; May 16, at the D.H. Conley High School in Greenville, NC; and May 17, at the Crown Arena in Fayetteville, NC.

Pro Wrestling Riot will be at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL, tonight. Advertised: In the quarter-finals of the PWR championship tournament: “the Marquee” Bruce Santee vs. Chris Jones. “Classic” Scott Davis vs. “the 8th Deadly Sin” Sideshow. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for kids 13 and under. Bell time is at 8:00.

Folkstyle Championship Wrestling will be at 3974 Carrollton Villa Rica Highway in Carrollton, GA, tonight. Advertised: Cru Jones, Murder One & the Whiptress vs. Bobby Moore, Chip Day & Amy Morgane. Also: 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 Eklipse will be at Jo Bob’s Elite Fight Club in Zephyrhills, FL, tonight. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 8:00.

Action Packed Wrestling will be at the APW Arena in Chester, SC, tonight.

Alternative Pro Wrestling will be at the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA, tonight.

CWF Mid-Atlantic will be at the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC, tonight.

Severe Attitude Wrestling will be at the Wearwood Elementary School in Sevierville, TN, tonight.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling will be at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, tonight.

The Southern Wrestling Federation will be at the SWF Arena in Tullahoma, TN, tonight.

The United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.

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: Charlie Haas (1972) and SoCal Val (1986).

In Memoriam: Pat Flanagan (68, 1985) and Roy McClarity (79, 1998).

Thursday’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, hosted by John Cannon and Joe Cowart, featured a discussion on the previous weekend’s GWH visit to NWA Anarchy in Cornelia, GA, as well as a heated debate on how to dress in the ring, and the debut of Poffo’s Poetry Corner. The program is a presentation of Georgia Wrestling History‘s GWH Radio Network. Click here for the archive.

The Championship Wrestling Alliance‘s TV program for March 28 is online. You can view by clicking here. This week’s episode features highlights from the CWA 5th Anniversary Event, including the War Games Steel Cage Main Event: G1 vs. the 1st Family & the Varsity Shooter Society. You’ll see the action and hear words from all the participants on this week’s edition of Championship Wrestling TV.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 was in Atlanta, GA, on March 25. Results: All Mighty Minnie defeated Will Platinum. Full Contact Dojo defeated Black History to become the new tag champions. Amy Morgane defeated Jon Davis. Ampliflyer defeated Jake Diamond. Scott Steel vs. Jaebo ended in a no contest after they got attacked from Jake Diamond & Navy Blue. Miguel Rivera retired from wrestling.

WWA4 will be at the WWA4 School in Atlanta, GA, on April 1. Matches to be announced. Admission is free.

World Xtreme Wrestling was in Leesburg, FL, on March 21. Results: Gus Money defeated Mike Cruze to a #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship. The Puerto Rican Hound Dogg defeated Aaron Epic. Lou Cypher, w/Rico Moon, defeated Mad Man Mandrake. Leva defeated Valentina. Jerrelle Clarke defeated Ben Dejo and Gus Money to retain the cruiserweight championship. The Hatchet City All-Stars & C.J. O’Doyle defeated Afro Boy, Taino & Sulu Afi. Sgt. Hardcore defeated a hand-picked, unidentified opponent. Afa, Jr., defeated David Mercury. Sugga defeated Dylan Knight, w/Candi, to retain the heavyweight championship.

Southern Pro Wrestling will be at the Geneva County Farm Center in Geneva, AL, on April 4. Advertised: “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, Chuck Thunder, Steve Armstrong, “Cowboy” Buddy Love, Miss Fire, Tiger Lee, Mr. I, Whitetrash, Doctor X, Lightnin? Jack, Chief Little Bear, and Extreme G. Tickets are $8, and kids under 6 get in free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

World Independent Wrestling will be at the 19th Street Boys & Girls Club in Panama City, FL, on April 18. Advertised: David Young, Cobra, Michael Steel, Steve Dalton, Steve Goins, Aaron Idol, and Lane Smart. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Disabled people get in free. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (850) 819-2820.

NOSTALGIA

MARCH 27, 1933 (MONDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens ? Promoter) > Pete Rogers versus Young Gotch > Dave Terrell versus Pat Austin > Bob Anderson versus Gene Fox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also an amateur wrestling match, but no details were provided following the card.

MARCH 27, 1934 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dorv Roche defeated Milo Steinborn > Pete Sauer defeated Matros Kirilenko

MARCH 27, 1936 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? PIEDMONT-ELLIS ARENA (Frank Bettis ? Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Whitey Patterson > Frank Remille versus Ray Nichols > Paul Burns versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 27, 1945 (MONDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White ? Promoters) > The Black Monster defeated Tommy O?Toole > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Jack Dillon > Abe Ginsberg defeated Stanley Wyckoff

MARCH 27, 1951 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? SPORTS ARENA (Jack Troy ? Promoter) > Women’s Match: Conchita Pons defeated Margie McDonald at 11:00 > Butcher Boy Martin defeated Sam Roberts at 19:00

MARCH 27, 1953 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Henry Harrell defeated Tex Riley > Mike Paidousis defeated Jack Carter > George & Bobby Becker defeated Jack Steele & the Jungle Boy > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Mayes McLain / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since March 16, 1953.

MARCH 27, 1959 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Albert Mills & Bob Shipp defeated Doug & Johnny Gilbert > Don McClarty defeated Jack O?Brien > International Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre* defeated Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy / Notes: There were five referees for the match between Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre and Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy. Gunkel & McIntyre had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since January 9, 1959.

MARCH 27, 1961 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Burke versus Tiny Evans > Boxing Match: Bill Dromo versus Killer Campbell > Guy Mitchell & Chief Little Eagle versus Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 27, 1962 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn and Evon Marion wrestled to a draw > Dick Steinborn & Ray Villmer defeated Charley Laye & Evon Marion > Eddie Graham & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Tojo Yamamoto & Taro Myaki by disqualification

MARCH 27, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong defeated Bulldog Lawley at 12:00 > Chief Little Eagle defeated George Bell > Tarzan Tyler defeated Buck Jones > The Bat defeated Ted Evans

MARCH 27, 1964 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated George Harris > Red Roberts & Red Steiner defeated Tim Geohagen & Tex Riley > Chief Little Eagle defeated Billy Hines > Joe Scarpa defeated Don Carson > Ray Gunkel defeated Stan Stasiak > Argentina Rocca defeated Sputnik Monroe / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him. It was announced that Bob Ellis, Fritz Von Erich, and Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MARCH 27, 1964 (FRIDAY) ? JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Sebastian & Crusher Verdu versus Joe McCarthy & Chief Big Heart > Jack Vansky versus George Wolfe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 27, 1970 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated Pancho Rosario > Les Wolff defeated Pedro Valdez > Homer O?Dell & Buddy Colt defeated Greg Peterson & Tim Geohagen > Fuji versus El Mongol > Joe Scarpa defeated Paul DeMarco > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller* defeated the Assassins / Notes: Fuji and El Mongol were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Homer O?Dell, who managed Buddy Colt, was supposed to unveil a mystery partner for the match with Greg Peterson & Tim Geohagen, but O?Dell wrestled instead. Doug Gilbert was the special referee for the match between Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller and the Assassins. Gunkel & Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on March 20, 1970, in Atlanta. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card. The program we have for this card makes a reference that Paul Jones was the presiding Vice President of the NWA at the time. It was announced that Dory Funk, Jr., would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MARCH 27, 1971 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Handicap Match: Klondike Bill defeated Billy Spears & Nikita Mulkovitch > Sabu Singh & the Scorpion defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Bill Dromo and Krusher Karlson wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the ?Atlanta TV Wrestling? television program hosted by Ed Capral. This episode aired from 11:00 PM to Midnight, and seems to become the new time slot.

MARCH 27, 1973 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel ? Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Ted Oates and Wayne Cowan wrestled to a draw > Tommy Seigler defeated Guillotine Gordon > Argentina Apollo defeated Jack Armstrong > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Candy & El Mongol defeated Rock Hunter & Assassin #2* by disqualification > Texas Strap Match (No DQ / No TL): Ernie Ladd defeated Ox Baker / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

MARCH 27, 1973 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sweet Daddy Siki defeated Butcher Brannigan > Bobby Cash & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Jerry Oates & Bill Watts defeated Sputnik & Rocket Monroe > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong versus the Super Infernos ruled a no contest > Norvel Austin & Leon Ogle defeated Jack Crawford & Tarzan Tyler by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

MARCH 27, 1978 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pez Whatley defeated John Ruggers > Steve Regal defeated the Invader > Jacques Goulet defeated Raymond Rougeau > Tommy Rich defeated Ox Baker by disqualification > Tony Atlas & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen

MARCH 27, 1979 (TUESDAY) ? MILLEDGEVILLE, GA ? MILLEDGEVILLE COMMUNITY CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Hansen & Wahoo McDaniel versus Ole Anderson & Mr. X / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 27, 1980 (THURSDAY) ? ROME, GA ? ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Poure versus Chick Donovan > Joe Powell versus Marvin Turner > Tony Atlas versus Baron Von Raschke > Kevin Sullivan versus Genichiro Tenryu > Tommy Rich versus Austin Idol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 27, 1982 (SATURDAY) ? CHATTANOOGA, TN ? CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates defeated Ricky Harris > Tom Prichard defeated Chick Donovan > Kevin Sullivan defeated Jerry Oates > Brad Armstrong versus Buzz Sawyer ruled a no contest > National Heavyweight Title Match: Ron Bass* defeated Leroy Brown > Dragon-Shi Match: the Great Kabuki defeated Bob Armstrong / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.

MARCH 27, 1983 (SUNDAY) ? COLUMBUS, OH ? OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Zbyszko defeated Johnny Rich > Bob Roop defeated Brian Blair > Killer Brooks defeated Joe Lightfoot > The Iron Sheik defeated the Masked Superstar > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer > Dick Murdoch defeated Ivan Koloff

MARCH 27, 1985 (WEDNESDAY) ? ALTOONA, PA (Ole Anderson ? Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Jimmy Jackson defeated the Super Assassin > Buddy Landel defeated Denny Brown > Sam Houston defeated John Tatum > Arn Anderson defeated Sam Houston > Buzz Tyler & Pez Whatley defeated the Rock & Roll RPMs > Manny Fernandez defeated Ivan Koloff by disqualification

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