SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, and NOSTALGIA: 03/25/2009

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NEWS and NOTES

Click here for Adam Russell’s review of the March 23 broadcast of World Wrestling Entertainment‘s RAW broadcast. The final overall rating for the broadcast was 3.5.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 School in Atlanta, GA, tonight. Admission is free.

Kin Folk Wrestling at the National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, 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.

In Memoriam: Wally Karbo (77, 1993).

Tonight’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, with hosts Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, presents opinion-based commentary on top stories across the world of pro wrestling and will be joined by Ace Rockwell and ?Bomber? Jack Lord. The show begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History‘s GWH Radio Network.

Tuesday’s edition of Dan Masters Live featured Vordell Walker, Matt Noble, and Katie Mayo. The program is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the March 14 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

Championship Wrestling Alliance results from their 5th anniversary show in Kingsport, TN, at the National Guard Armory on March 21. Jason Kincaid defeated Sigmon; Cody Ices defeated Rudy Switchblade; World Tag Team Champions KMF Inc. (Chris Richards & Steve Fury) defeated Wayne Adkins & Ray Idol; Johnny Punch defeated Kole Layton King; CWA Television Champion Eric Darkstorm defeated Ben Woods; G1 (Robbie Cassidy & Tony Givens & Moe Jenkins & Wayne Adkins) defeated Beau James & Brian Logan & The Varsity Shooter Society in a War Games Steel Cage Match.

NOSTALGIA

MARCH 25, 1930 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Judson and Frank Brunowicz wrestled to a draw > Pete Sauer defeated Charley Fox

MARCH 25, 1932 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? GEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee ? Promoter) > Fred Head versus Red Powell > Hugh Winn versus Young Richard > Ted Radcliffe versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.

MARCH 25, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger ? Promoter) > Dick Thorpe defeated Tiger McGee (2-0) > Jim Hesslyn defeated Jim Henry by disqualification > Bruce Nolan defeated Jack Ross

MARCH 25, 1946 (MONDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White ? Promoters) > Jack Dillon & Jack Wentworth defeated John Cretoria & George Romanoff > Joe Bennicasa defeated Sammy Stein

MARCH 25, 1948 (THURSDAY) ? THOMASTON, GA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward versus the Skull > Tony Mello versus Jack Blackstock / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 25, 1949 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney and Jim Wallis wrestled to a draw > Bobby Lane defeated Earl Wampler > Nick Carter & Don McIntyre defeated Chris & Babe Zaharias > The Golden Terror defeated Rebel Russell by disqualification / Notes: Earl Wampler managed the Golden Terror. It was reported that the match between Rebel Russell and the Golden Terror was part of an ongoing tournament for the Southern Heavyweight Title. After the match, Russell attacked Wampler and the Terror. It was reported that Chris & Babe Zaharias lost the tag team championship during their match with Nick Carter & Don McIntyre, but there is no clear definition of the title. Bill Collins was credited as being a referee on this card.

MARCH 25, 1955 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tokyo Joe defeated the Swedish Angel > Andre Drapp and Dizzy Davis wrestled to a draw > Wild Red Berry defeated Red McIntyre > Boxing Match: Don McIntyre defeated Jerry Graham by TKO in sixth round / Notes: It was reported that 6,800 were in attendance for this card.

MARCH 25, 1960 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Jack Terry > Ray Gunkel, Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack Terry, Krusher Larson & Tokyo Joe > Freddie Blassie defeated Haystacks Calhoun

MARCH 25, 1963 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Matt Jewell versus Little Bobo > Buck Jones versus the Bat > Jack Armstrong versus Chief Little Eagle > Lenny Montana versus Tarzan Tyler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 25, 1964 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson versus Billy Hines > Joe Scarpa & Buddy Fuller versus Juan Sebastian & Crusher Verdu > Johnny Bruce versus Chief Big Heart > Joe McCarthy versus Jack Vansky / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This was the first card Fred Ward ran upon resuming the talent exchange agreement that had previously existed, which he chose to stop participating in during July 1963.

MARCH 25, 1966 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Louie Tillet defeated Tony Nero > Mario Galento defeated Pancho Villa > Swede Karlson defeated Johnny Kace > The Infernos defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Enrique Torres defeated Chin Lee > World Tag Team Title Match (No DQ): the Mysterious Medics defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner* to win title / Notes: Klondike Bill and Swede Karlson were the special referees for the match between the Mysterious Medics and Eric & Karl Von Brauner. The Von Brauners took the belts following the match, claiming they were cheated. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Saul Weingeroff managed the Von Brauners. The Von Brauners had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Al Costello & Louie Tillet on February 11, 1966, in Atlanta. According to the program for this card, Buddy Fuller was the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion, and Enrique Torres was being billed as the Pacific Coast Heavyweight Champion.

MARCH 25, 1967 (SATURDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines defeated Tom Bradley > Eddie Graham defeated Corsica Jean > El Mongol defeated Bobby Hart / Notes: This was for the locally televised ?Columbus Championship Wrestling?, 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. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

MARCH 25, 1969 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Joe Turco > Bob Armstrong & Bill Dromo defeated the Assassins

MARCH 25, 1972 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ox Baker defeated Mike Kelly > The Assassins defeated Jimmy Dancing Bear & El Mongol > John Sullivan defeated Oki Shikina / Notes: This was taped for the ?Georgia Championship Wrestling? television program hosted by Ed Capral. Dory Funk, Jr., appeared on this episode.

MARCH 25, 1975 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Zbyszko defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Ray Candy defeated Man Mountain Blackwell > Midget Women’s Tag Team Match: Darling Dagmar & Honey Girl Paige defeated Marie Laveau & Diamond Lil > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Don Greene & Jerry Lawler* and Jerry Brisco & Don Muraco wrestled to a draw > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson defeated Toru Tanaka* by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka.

MARCH 25, 1977 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage defeated Bob Backlund > Black Atlas defeated Bill Howard > Paul Jones & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Dick Slater & Lars Anderson by disqualification > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Randy Savage > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 & Andre the Giant defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* by disqualification / Notes: Randy Savage substituted for Abdullah the Butcher in the match with Thunderbolt Patterson.

MARCH 25, 1978 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Atlas defeated Ken Dillinger > Tape: Billy Graham versus Pete Austin > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Frankie Lane & Ted Allen > Tape: Ron Garvin versus Rocky Johnson > Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt defeated Frankie Lane & Ted Allen > Pez Whatley defeated the Invader > Wahoo McDaniel defeated John Ruggers > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jack Ruffian / Notes: This was taped for the ?Georgia Championship Wrestling? television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt. Nick Bockwinkel, Tommy Rich, and Sandy Maddox also appeared on this episode. It was announced that Rocky Johnson would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MARCH 25, 1979 (SUNDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Hess defeated Raymond Rougeau > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Frank Dusek & Larry Latham > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated John Wolfe > Blackjack Lanza defeated Tommy Rich > Stan Hansen defeated Ole Anderson > Bob Armstrong defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification / Notes: Raymond Rougeau substituted for Pierre Lefebvre in the match with Kurt Von Hess. Tommy Rich was scheduled to get five minutes in the ring with Bobby Heenan, if he defeated Blackjack Lanza. Heenan managed Lanza and Von Hess.

MARCH 25, 1984 (SUNDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Road Warriors defeated Tim Horner & King Kong Bundy > The Spoiler defeated Brad Armstrong > Lights Out Taped Fist Match: Jake Roberts defeated Ron Garvin / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.

MARCH 25, 1985 (MONDAY) ? STEUBENVILLE, OH (Ole Anderson ? Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Tommy Lane defeated Jimmy Jackson > Sam Houston defeated John Tatum > Denny Brown & Pez Whatley defeated the Rock & Roll RPMs > Jimmy Valiant defeated the Barbarian > Manny Fernandez defeated Ivan Koloff

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