SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/17/2009

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, tonight.

WWE results from the RAW broadcast at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, on March 16: Shawn Michaels & the Undertaker over Vladimir Kozlov & JBL; Mickie James, Kelly Kelly & Melina over Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall & Layla; Triple H over Cody Rhodes in a cage match, despite attempts by Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase, Jr., to climb over the top; Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Dolph Ziggler; Chris Jericho had a confrontation with Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, and Jimmy Snuka, leading to Flair punching him, and ultimately Jericho challenging Steamboat, Piper, and Snuka to a handicap match at WrestleMania; Kofi Kingston, CM Punk & MVP over Shelton Benjamin, Mark Henry & Kane; and John Cena versus Edge ended in a no contest. The Von Erichs were officially announced as inductees to the WWE Hall of Fame on their site Monday, but it was not announced on the air as would be normal. There was no reference made in regard to a tribute of any kind to Test, who died on March 13. Look for a detailed report soon from Adam Russell.

WWE dark match results from the event in San Antonio, TX: in a pre-show match, Mike Knox over Charlie Haas, as Jim Duggan. Shawn Michaels came out after the broadcast ended and gave Edge and the Big Show a superkick.

The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, is as follows: Paul Burchill versus Finlay; Jamie Noble versus the returning Evan Bourne; and Shelton Benjamin & Mark Henry versus Christian & MVP. Click here for spoilers.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the San Angelo Coliseum in San Angelo, TX, on March 15: Kofi Kingston, Mickie James & Melina over Santino Marella, Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez; Mike Knox over Charlie Haas; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Cryme Tyme; Finlay over Mark Henry; Jack Swagger over Christian; CM Punk over William Regal; and Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Chris Jericho & Kane.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Ford Arena in Beaumont, TX, on March 14: Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; Maryse over Eve Torres; the Great Khali over Eric Escobar; Shelton Benjamin over Chavo Guerrero, Jr., and MVP in a three-way match to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; Vladimir Kozlov over R-Truth; Edge over Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title; and Triple H over the Big Show to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title.

Click here for Adam Russell’s report from the March 13 broadcast of WWE’s SmackDown. The final overall rating was 1.9.

WWE has moved their July 18 event at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA, from July 18 to June 14.

WWE has announced the following events: May 16, RAW/SmackDown/ECW at the US Cellular Center in Bloomington, IL, and May 17, the Judgment Day PPV at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL. Tickets for Chicago go on sale April 11, and become available for Bloomington on April 18.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Click here for spoilers from Monday’s tapings, which will be broadcast on March 19.

TNA results from the Destination X PPV broadcast from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, on March 15: Taylor Wilde, Roxxi Laveaux & ?Sarah Palin? over the Beautiful People; Brutus Magnus over Eric Young; Matt Morgan over Abyss in the ?Match of 1,000 thumb tacks?; Awesome Kong over Sojourner Bolt to retain the TNA Women’s Title; Scott Steiner over Samoa Joe by disqualification; A.J. Styles over Booker T to win the TNA Legends Title; Team 3D over TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money by disqualification; Suicide over Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal, and Consequences Creed to win the TNA X Division Title; and Sting over Kurt Angle to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title.

TNA results from the house show at the Cincinnati Gardens Arena in Cincinnati, OH, on March 14: Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed over No Limit; Shark Boy over Brutus Magnus; Taylor Wilde & Roxxi Laveaux over Madison Rayne & Jacqueline; Booker T over Shane Sewell; Abyss over Matt Morgan; Robert Roode over Eric Young; and Samoa Joe over Kurt Angle.

Ring of Honor has announced the following events: October 9, at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL; and October 10, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Farm Bureau Building in Indianapolis, IN. Tickets are available now at the ROH website.

ROH has also made the following additions to upcoming events: in Elizabeth, PA, on March 20, Sterling James Keenan versus Delirious, with Daizee Haze; in New York, NY, on March 21, a six-man elimination match with Jimmy Jacobs, Austin Aries & Brodie Lee versus Tyler Black, Necro Butcher & Delirious; Bryan Danielson & a partner to be named versus Bison Smith, with Prince Nana, & a partner to be named in a tag team grudge match; Brent Albright versus Claudio Castagnoli in a grudge match; in Houston, TX, on April 3, KENTA defends the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title against Davey Richards; Roderick Strong versus Katsuhiko Nakajima; Bryan Danielson versus Alex Koslov; Kevin Steen, Jay Briscoe & Magno versus Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards & Incognito, with Larry Sweeney; in Houston, TX, on April 4, Tyler Black & KENTA versus Austin Aries & Katsuhiko Nakajima; tapings at the Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on April 9, Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson, Rhett Titus, Kenny King, Chris Hero, and Prince Nana have been added; tapings at the Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on April 10, Bryan Danielson, Chris Hero, Eddie Kingston, Rhett Titus, Kenny King, and Prince Nana have been added; in Montreal, Quebec, on April 17, Bryan Danielson, Kevin Steen, El Generico, Tyler Black, Austin Aries, Necro Butcher, Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs, Chris Hero, Kenny Omega, Claudio Castagnoli, Delirious, Rhett Titus, Kenny King, and Bison Smith; in Markham, Ontario, on April 18, Bryan Danielson, Kevin Steen, El Generico, Tyler Black, Austin Aries, Necro Butcher, Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs, Chris Hero, Kenny Omega, Claudio Castagnoli, Delirious, Rhett Titus, Kenny King, and Bison Smith; in Detroit, MI, on June 26, Ric Flair will be signing autographs for $30, with an additional $20 for a second item.

American Combat Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight.

The United Wrestling Association will be at the Seymour Hardware & Building Supply in Seymour, TN, tonight.

Tonight’s edition of Dan Masters Live features a blend of wrestling and entertainment news and information, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.

Monday’s edition of the Sports Buffet, with ?Chef? Tim Dix and Rich Tate, featured a ton of talk on the Atlanta Hawks and Braves, as well as following the Thrashers, as they won their sixth consecutive game. They also talked about the Falcons, and college hoops, with Tate making his predictions on March Madness. The program is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

Click here for the latest update of the NoseBlog with Stoney & Joco including weekly wrestling television, GWHRN info, commentary, and more. Just added: This weeks TV schedule including matches, archive listings for the NoseBleed Section, PSP Fix, and the Sports Buffet, plus commentary on bargain basement DVDs and Inside the Squared Circle radio show. Further info including how to submit articles for posting consideration can be sent to john@georgiawrestlinghistory.com.

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.

Today’s Birthdays: Samoa Joe (1979). Yesterday’s Birthdays: Mark Canterbury (1964), Steve Armstrong (1965), and Kenny Dykstra (1986).

Today In Memoriam: ?Chief? Don Eagle (41, 1966) and Jerry ?Big Red? Reese (51, 2002). Yesterday In Memoriam: Gary Hart (66, 2008).

In a report from the St. Petersburg Times, Andrew ?Test? Martin was apparently eating when he collapsed, as a half-eaten pizza and half glass of soda was found. Also discovered in his apartment were steroids and prescription pain killers. No official cause of death will be determined until toxicology tests are completed, which should take a few weeks. The promotion in Europe for which Martin was to have joined this week was American Wrestling Rampage, who released the following statement: ?It is with great sadness that AWR reports the untimely death of our friend Andrew Test Martin in Florida on Friday, March 13. AWR was honoured to have Andrew on out roster for our 2008 shows and were looking forward to working with him again in Europe this month. He was a true professional and a great person. Our thoughts at this time are with Andrew’s family and friends.? Test’s father, Bob Martin, said that his son ?always said ?Dad, I will never live as long as you?, while noting that Andrew ?loved the lifestyle, but knew he knew it was taking its toll on him.? Click here for the story.

According to Reuters, Dwayne ?the Rock? Johnson’s ?Race to Witch Mountain?, which opened Friday, was the top grossing move of the weekend, with more than $25 million gross in more than 3,100 theaters. The film knocked ?Watchmen? from the number one spot.

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens? NWA Notes update.

Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

This week’s Who’s Slamming Who? Shows have been updated. Click here for audio commentary from various wrestling figures, including Jerry Jarrett, Steve ?Dr. Death? Williams, Jim Cornette, the Iron Sheik, Bill Behrens, and Jody Hamilton.

NWA Charlotte results from the NWA Coliseum in Charlotte, NC, on March 14: Zach Salvation beat Malachi and Ostgard in 5:30 to become the number one contender for the NWA Charlotte Cruiserweight Title. American Gangsters (Nicky & Frank with Crystal) beat Ace Rockwell & Chris Chance in 5:55. Team Ego (Abel Adams & Will Snapp) beat New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters) in 6:25. Josh Magnum beat ?The Warhawk? Dylan Kage in 8:45. Krissy Vaine pinned Daffney in 9:05 with the help of outside interference. Jeff Lewis beat Brad Anderson in 11:17. Ryan O?Reilly won a three way no DQ match over Timber and Truitt Fields by pinning Timber (6:05). O?Reilly and Fields both advanced in the US Title tournament. Raven pinned Phil Shatter to advance in the US Title tournament in 7:01. Click here for a detailed report from Larry Goodman.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling was in Carrollton, GA, on March 14. Results: Bulldog Raines & Josh Storm defeated the Nightmare & Kyle Matthews by DQ when Sal Rinauro interfered in the match to retain the tag championship. Ric “the Kick” King defeated Sal Rinauro. Amy Morgan defeated “the Hawaiian Princess” Tracy Taylor by DQ. Taylor retained the Women’s championship. Adrian Hawkins & Micah Taylor defeated Jeremy Vain & Andrew Pendleton III. Rob Adonis defeated Colt Derringer to become the new SECW champion. Cru Jones defeated Bull Buchanan by countout. Reported attendance was 360. The referees were Jeff McGowan, Koonce Taylor, and Ricky Spears.

NAWA Ring Champions results from the Purks in Cedartown, GA, for March 14, with a reported attendance of 435: David Young defeated Bobby Hayes; Josh Stone beat NAWA Jr. Champion Stupid (with Tweety) by DQ after Stupid hit him with the belt; Bulldog Raines defeated Big Wood; John Arden defeated the Bruiser; NAWA Tag Team Champions Air Paris & Chris Ganz defeated Nigel Sherrod & Lamar Phillips ? after the match, Paris turned on Ganz; Skinny Kenny & Rosedale defeated Too Tall & Phil Heffner; and Josh Hate defeated Bobby Moore. Referees were Jeremy Black, Billy Brooks, Mike Wise, and Spanky Emerson.

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results for March 14 from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, with a reported 57 in attendance: Commissioner Gordon announced that tonight’s 6 match winners would later participate in a 6-man tag match with pairings to be drawn by the fans with the winners to get $600; Jason Xavier beat Chris Norte; Anthony Wayne beat Dominator; Derrick Neal beat Saint; Insane D beat Fast Forward (post-match Saint came out and gave $50 to ID for his spot in the main event); and Kevin Dunn beat Psycho Medic by DQ when Medic hit Dunn with his kendo stick after taking it away from Dunn.

New Heights Wrestling was in Florala, AL, on March 14. Results: The Invasion defeated “the Future Legend” DJ Pringle & Street Bandit. “Pure” Doug Pitt defeated Security Guard Brad. “Big Deal” Ryan Holland defeated Mr. Personality, “Chocolate Boy Wonder” Marcus Gibbs, & Dynamite Doug in a fatal 4-way to become the #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship. “Pure” Doug Pitt, w/”Busti” Becki Kennedy, defeated “Definition of Technician” Chris Tighe to become the new cruiserweight champion. Initial vs. Gutter & “the Human Wrecking Machine” Dunham ended in a double DQ. Omega, w/Vain, defeated “Master of the Spinebuster” David Prime. The No DQ match between “Scarface” Terry Ryker & “Super Nerd” Lane Smart ended in a no contest when a masked man entered and laid both men out. “The Famous One” Milo defeated “BTY” Colby Godwin to become the #1 contender for the heavyweight championship.

AWA Georgia was in Royston, GA, on March 14. Results: Brian Lawler won a 12-man Luck of the Draw Battle Royal to win $500. James BLVD defeated Knyte. Nick Halen & Ballenger defeated Kirby & T.J. Mack thank to interference from Erico. After the match, Kirby said that Erico has been chasing him all over the country to get his lightweight championship and he would take Erico on later in the evening. J.D. Jackson defeated Jake Sanders in a dog collar match. Adam Bell & Darkside defeated Billy Bell & Thomas Nelson to become the new tag champions. Afterwards, Adam kept beating on Billy when Shane Bell entered and challenged the tag champs to a ladder match. Adam Bell & Darkside defeated Shane Bell & Enigma in a ladder match. Kirby Mack defeated Erico by DQ when Derrick Ryze interfered. Mack retained the AWA Lightweight championship. Lance Cade defeated Jason Blackman to become the new AWA GA champion when James BLVD came in, knocked out both wrestlers, and put Cade on top of Blackman. Reported attendance was 328.

AWA Georgia will be at the Gray Bell Auction Building in Royston, GA, on March 28. Advertised: Nick Halen, Ballenger, Enigma, Kevin Blue, Chris Spectra, James Blvd, Brian Lawler, and Tommy Sawyer. Tickets are $10 for adults, and kids under 13 get in free. Bell time is at 7:30.

Folkstyle Championship Wrestling was in Carrollton, GA, on March 13. Results: Jaebo defeated Will Platinum & Angel Dragoff in a triple threat match. Big Nasty defeated Kaiden Knight. “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers defeated “the Local Scene” Josh Storm. Bulldog Raines defeated Jake Diamond. FCW champion Cru Jones & Murder 1 vs. US champion Bobby Moore & Chip Day, w/Amy Morgane, ended in a double DQ.

FCW will be at 3974 Carrollton Villa Rica Hwy in Carrollton, GA, on March 20. 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 Eklipse was in Zephyrhills, FL, on March 13. Results: Fracture defeated Jay Hernandez. Robbie Markson defeated Shooter Storm & Morgan Xero. Josh Rayne defeated Matt Ripley & Juvi D. Dirk Manning & Anthony Devlin defeated the New Psychedelics, the James Boys & the Odd Couple to win the tag title. Marc Mandrake defeated Eddie Brock to retain the Ultraviolent championship. Simon Sez defeated Michael O’Toole. Jasin Sane defeated Aaron Epic to retain the #1 contendership for the Hybrid championship. Originally the match was supposed to be Kennedy Kendrick defending the championship against Sane, but he refused and sent Epic instead. After the match, George Martel fired Epic. Jude MacKenzie was declared the new PWE champion when Torcher gave up the title. Mark Zout came out and challenged MacKenzie. Mark Zout defeated Jude MacKenzie by countout.

PWE will be at Jo Bob’s Elite Fight Club in Zephyrhills, FL, on March 20. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 8:00.

The Alabama Wrestling Federation was in Loxley, AL, on March 13. Results: Cameron McAllister defeated Carlos D’Angelo. Mr. Jimmy defeated General Payne. The Honky Tonk Man defeated Doink the Clown by DQ when McAllister ran in and attacked Honky. D’Angelo ran in for the save. 2 Quick defeated Nathan Crown by countout. The Honky Tonk Man & Carlos D’Angelo defeated Cameron McAllister & Doink the Clown.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, on March 19 with “On the War Path”. Advertised: GCW Tag Team Title Match, Champions Merchants of Death (Murder One & Orion Bishop, with Wicked Nemesis) vs. J-Rod & Frankie Valentine; Interstate Title Match, Champion Shaun Banks (with Quentin Michaels) vs. Scott Steele; and Joszef Barkan vs. Tex Monroe. Also on the bill: Sal Rinauro, GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones, and Amy Morgan. Bell time is 7:30pm. For reserved seats, call 334-664-1780.

The advertised NWA Anarchy card for March 21 at the NWA Arena, at 4236 Level Grove Road in Cornelia, GA: NWA National Heavyweight Title Match, Champion Phil Shatter (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Consequences Creed; Special Challenge Match, Iceberg & Azrael (with Skirra Corvus & the Reverend) vs. Truitt Fields & Shaun Tempers; NWA Tag Team Title Match, Champions Talent & Money (J.T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III) vs. Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King); NWA Lucky Seven Championship Challenge (Mega Rumble rules apply with the winner getting a shot at the NWA National Title at Hardcore Hell), Kimo (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Shadow Jackson vs. Ace Rockwell vs. Jeff Lewis vs. Alan Funk vs. Jeremy Vain vs. Mr. Rob Adonis; New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters) vs. Seth Delay & Brodie Chase; the Entourage (Mike Mosley & Jay Clinton & Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander) in 8-man tag team action; Winner to Face Young Lion’s Champion at Hardcore Hell, Malachi vs. Adrian Hawkins; Slim J vs. Tyler Smith (with Bobby Moore; Don Matthews continues his search for Jessco Blue; and Bo Newsome & TK Cross, Caleb Konley, and NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer are also on the bill. 8pm bell time. Click here for the latest online broadcast of Anarchy.

The Championship Wrestling Alliance presents its 5th Anniversary event on March 21 at the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, TN. Advertised: War Games, G1 (Robbie Cassidy & Tony Givens & Moe Jenkins & Nick Hammonds) take on CWA World Champion Brian Logan & “Handsome” Beau James & the Varsity Shooter Society with Misty James handcuffed to Ashlee Hope at ringside; CWA World Tag Team Title Match, Champions KMF, Inc. (Chris Richards & Steve Fury, with John Hawkins) vs. Wayne Adkins & Ray Idol; CWA Television Title Match, Champion “Pure Talent” Eric Darkstorm (with John Hawkins) vs. former OVW TV Champion, “Outlaw” Ben Woods; Special Attraction, Jason “the Gift” Kincaid vs. Sigmon; Southern States Heritage Title Match, Champion, “Young Gun” Cody Ices vs. Nick Paradise; and Kole Layton King vs. OVW Star Johnny Punch. Bell time is 8pm. Ticket Information ? Front Row: $12, Adult: $10, Children under 12: $8.

Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, on March 21. Advertised: QBall, G-Man, Mr. Metal, Blaine Evans, MJP, Vinny Mac, Wild Irish Rose, Jay Blade, Brolly, Dusty, and Ryder. Bell time is at 8:00.

Coastal Championship Wrestling will be at Jimmy Snuka’s Bodyslam University in Pompano Beach, FL, on March 21. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $6. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (954) 275-1334.

!BANG! will be at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL, on March 29. 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 Independent Circuit Wrestling Federation will be at the Gasoline Alley in Largo, FL, on April 11. Advertised: Jude MacKenzie vs. Valek. Alex Decay vs. Vindetta. Chris Tighe vs. Aaron Idol. Ms. TNT vs. Ms. Amelia. In a match for the tag titles, Pink Pride Nation vs. Justin Cade. Doors open at 4:00 and bell time is at 5:00.

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.

MARCH 16 NOSTALGIA

MARCH 16, 1934 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Bollas ? Promoter) > Bull Schmidt defeated Gorilla Tucker > Gus Pappas and Stanley Buresch wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Leo Alexander defeated Al Stecher by disqualification (2-1) / Notes: Red Carlton was credited as being a referee for this card.

MARCH 16, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Speer defeated Doug Wyckoff > John Katan defeated Bill Bartush > Ray Eckert defeated Spike O’Brien

MARCH 16, 1945 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Babe Zaharias defeated Jack Dillon > Women’s Match: Ann Miller defeated Rose Evans > Women’s Match: Nell Stewart defeated Violet Valentine > Blockbuster Talun defeated Cowboy Luttrall > Ben Bennicasa defeated Al Massey by disqualification

MARCH 16, 1948 (TUESDAY) ? EAST POINT, GA ? EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Welch & Bill Collins versus Jack Dillon & Red Dugan > Tony Mello versus Jack Blackstock / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 16, 1953 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus Farmer Andrews > Henry Harrell versus Gorgeous Gilpin > Jack Steele versus Tex Riley > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* versus Aldo Bogni / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to how Don McIntyre came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Gorgeous George winning the title from McIntyre on March 7, 1953, in Atlanta.

MARCH 16, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepper Rodriguez and the Great John L. wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Vince Bryant defeated Jack Terry by disqualification at 10:00 > Bill Dromo, Vince Bryant & Pepper Rodriguez defeated Jack Terry, Krusher Larson & the Great John L. > Freddie Blassie defeated Haystacks Calhoun by disqualification

MARCH 16, 1962 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Evon Marion defeated Jack Terry > Haystacks Calhoun defeated Hans Schmidt > Tojo Yamamoto & Taro Myaki defeated Ray Villmer & Eduardo Martinez > US Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn wrestled to a draw / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning US Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn on January 26, 1962, in Atlanta.

MARCH 16, 1964 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Stasiak and Bill Dromo wrestled to a draw > Sputnik Monroe defeated Tim Geohagen > Stan Stasiak, Rube Wright & Red Roberts defeated Bill Dromo, Guy Taylor & Chief Little Eagle

MARCH 16. 1964 (MONDAY) ? THOMASTON, GA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Stan Stasiak versus Chief Big Heart > Johnny Heidman versus Billy Hines > Joe McCarthy versus Red Steiner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 16, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Chin Lee & Pancho Villa > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Tony Nero at 10:00 > Al Costello & Louie Tillet defeated the Mysterious Medics (2-1)

MARCH 16, 1968 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker defeated Tony Nero > Jim Wilson defeated the Turk > The Rising Suns defeated Greg Peterson & Louie Tillet > Tank Morgan defeated Mario Galento by disqualification > Ray Gunkel, Buddy Fuller & Mr. Wrestling defeated Tarzan Tyler, Dr. M (2) & El Mongol / Notes: Gentleman X managed Tarzan Tyler, Dr. M & El Mongol. During the match between Ray Gunkel, Buddy Fuller & Mr. Wrestling and Tarzan Tyler, Dr. M & El Mongol, Gunkel removed the Dr. M’s mask to identify him as someone who strongly resembled Oki Shikina, but his face was covered so fast it could not be completely confirmed. X claimed, however, that Dr. M was not Shikina, but rather a Mexican wrestler named Senor Zapata. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee on this card. There was an announcement in the program for this card that although Channel 11 changed from WAII to WQXI, the ?Live Atlanta Wrestling? program would still air from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling on the card on March 22, 1968.

MARCH 16, 1971 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > Michel Dubois & Fidel Castillo defeated Robert Fuller & Eduardo DeLynch > Bob Griffin defeated Krusher Karlson by disqualification > Bob Armstrong defeated Kubla Khan > Texas Death Match: El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer O?Dell managed Buddy Colt. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.

MARCH 16, 1973 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Conrad & Butcher Brannigan versus Pantera Negra & El Sicodelico > Jerry Oates & Bob Orton, Jr., versus Sputnik & Rocket Monroe > Bill Dromo versus Tarzan Tyler > Bob Armstrong & Norvel Austin versus the Super Infernos > Lou Thesz defeated Bobby Shane > Georgia Heavyweight Title (Loser Must Unmask) Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated the Zodiac / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Zodiac and the Super Infernos. As part of the stipulation, the Zodiac was forced to unmask following the match with Mr. Wrestling #2, and was identified as Bob Orton, Sr. Mr. Wrestling #1 had defeated the Zodiac on March 9, 1973, for the right to face NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk, Jr., in a title match on this card, but for reasons not explained, Funk did not appear. It was, however, explained in the program for this card that Wrestling #1 had agreed to meet the winner of the match between Lou Thesz and Bobby Shane, whereas the winner of that match would get the match with Funk. It was announced that Bobo Brazil would be wrestling on the card on March 23, 1973, and also that Haystacks Calhoun and Man Mountain Mike would appear in a battle royal on that card.

MARCH 16, 1974 (SATURDAY) ? GRIFFIN, GA ? GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Brisco defeated Ricky Gibson > Robert Fuller defeated Jimmy Garvin > Earl Maynard defeated Bill Costello > The Black Crusaders defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > Bobby Duncum defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Art Nelson / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MARCH 16, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Smith versus Mike Stallings > Don Kernodle versus Charlie Fulton > Bob Backlund versus Randy Savage > Paul Jones & Black Atlas versus Dick Slater & Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 16, 1978 (THURSDAY) ? ROME, GA ? ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jacques Goulet versus Pierre Lefebvre > Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt versus Paul Ellering & the Mighty Zulu > Nick Bockwinkel versus Adrian Adonis > No DQ Match: Stan Hansen versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 16, 1979 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Wolfe defeated Jerry Roberts > Luke Graham defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Blackjack Lanza defeated Bob Armstrong > Tommy Rich, Wahoo McDaniel & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Stan Hansen, Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification > Cage Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and Luke Graham.

MARCH 16, 1983 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Bob Roop > Paul Ellering defeated Joe Lightfoot > Larry Zbyszko defeated Brian Blair > Bob Roop & Ivan Koloff defeated Paul Orndorff & Butch Reed > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification

MARCH 16, 1985 (SATURDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Devil Blue defeated Paul Diamond > Bob Roop & Kareem Muhammad defeated Thunderbolt Patterson & the Italian Stallion > Brett Sawyer defeated Chick Donovan > Paul Diamond defeated Doug Somers > Tommy Rich defeated Rip Rogers by disqualification > Buzz Sawyer defeated Scott Irwin

MARCH 17 NOSTALGIA

MARCH 17, 1933 (FRIDAY) ? AVONDALE, GA ? AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee ? Promoter) > Pete Rogers versus Bill Collins > Bill Crussell versus Jack McAdams > Boxing Match: Weldon Newsome versus Will Louie Semril / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 17, 1936 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Len Macaluso defeated Jack Warner > Count Zarnoff defeated Marshall Blackstock > Pat O?Shocker defeated Frank Speer

MARCH 17, 1944 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Red Devil defeated Al Massey > Don Lee & Tony Ross and Joe Marsh & Tom George wrestled to a draw > Tarzan Jordan defeated Otto Schnabel by disqualification

MARCH 17, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Dillon & Joe Estes versus Tommy Ward & Jack Welch > Tony Mello versus Jack Blackstock / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 17, 1950 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Knox versus the Red Terror wrestled to a draw > The Blimp defeated Chief Saunooke by disqualification > Rebel Russell defeated Nick Carter > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Jim Coffield & Tom Mahoney by disqualification

MARCH 17, 1958 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Lee versus Billy Red Lyons > Jack Dillon versus Rocky Columbo > Ray Gunkel versus Kurt Von Brawner > Karl Heinkler versus the Mighty Yankee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 17, 1961 (FRIDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Burke versus Derrell Cochran > Jim Burke & Red Dugan versus Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle > Texas Death Match: Bill Dromo versus Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 17, 1964 (TUESDAY) ? CALHOUN, GA ? CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Nick Gulas, Roy Welch, and Harry Thornton ? Promoters) > Women’s Match: Cora Combs versus Sherri Lee > The Black Monsters versus the Bavarian Boys / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 17, 1964 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Joe McCarthy & Greg Peterson defeated Billy Hines & Chuck Campbell > Women’s Match: Rita Cortez defeated Lolita Juarez > Chief Big Heart defeated Gene Murphy

MARCH 17, 1970 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Pancho Rosario > Women’s Match: the Black Venus defeated the Congo Cat > Boxing Match: Greg Peterson defeated Alex Perez > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Joe Scarpa & El Mongol defeated Homer O?Dell & Buddy Colt* to win title / Notes: Homer O?Dell managed Buddy Colt. O?Dell & Colt had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Roberto & Cyclone Soto on January 13, 1970, in Macon.

MARCH 17, 1972 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Dancing Bear versus Oki Shikina > Jerry Oates defeated Karl Von Stroheim by disqualification > Billy Spears, Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Klondike Bill, Pat & Mike Kelly > One-Night Tournament: Bepo Mongol defeated Wilbur Snyder to win; Assassin #2, Buddy Colt, Ox Baker, El Mongol, Dick Steinborn, and Roberto Soto also participated / Notes: Jimmy Dancing Bear and Oki Shikina were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The tournament was to determine the challenger to wrestle the NWA World Heavyweight Champion on March 24, 1972. With the exception of the final match, it is unclear as to the pairings and results of the tournament. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim and Bepo Mongol. El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.

MARCH 17, 1973 (SATURDAY) ? ?ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING? (Ann Gunkel ? Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Tommy Seigler & Ron Pritchard defeated Wayne Cowan & Oki Shikina > Handicap Match: Ernie Ladd & Bob Ellis defeated Ox Baker, Guillotine Gordon & Goliath > Randy Curtis defeated Pedro Godoy / Notes: Ox Baker managed Goliath.

MARCH 17, 1973 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Tank Morgan & Butcher Brannigan > Norvel Austin defeated Treach Phillips > Bobby Cash, Jerry Oates & Arman Hussein and Tarzan Tyler & the Super Infernos wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the ?Georgia Championship Wrestling? television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

MARCH 17, 1975 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Zbyszko defeated Ron Garvin > Don Kent versus Tommy Gilbert ended in a double disqualification > Dudley Clements defeated Doug Somers > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Toru Tanaka & Assassin #2 defeated Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson* to win title > Cage Match: Haystacks Calhoun defeated Rock Hunter / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka.

MARCH 17, 1978 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated the Bounty Hunter > Adrian Adonis defeated Helmut Schmidt > Tommy Rich defeated Jacques Goulet > Georgia Television Title Match: Ole Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Tony Atlas & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ernie Ladd & Stan Hansen > AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. Rock Hunter managed Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 17, 1979 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Stan Hansen, Ole & Gene Anderson versus Tommy Rich, Wahoo McDaniel & Thunderbolt Patterson > Larry Latham defeated Buddy Diamond > Blackjack Lanza defeated Chick Donovan > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Buck Brannigan > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Raymond Rougeau & Marvin Turner / Notes: This was taped for the ?Georgia Championship Wrestling? television program hosted by Gordon Solie. From the tape of the match between Stan Hansen, Ole & Gene Anderson and Tommy Rich, Wahoo McDaniel & Thunderbolt Patterson, Hansen turned on Ole. A tape from the ?Macon Championship Wrestling? program was shown on this episode, featuring Mr. Wrestling #1 giving a wrestling clinic. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

MARCH 17, 1980 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIU (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Genichiro Tenryu defeated Mike Fever > Charlie Fulton defeated Chick Donovan > Lars Anderson defeated Killer Khan > Jay Strongbow defeated Baron Von Raschke by disqualification > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Austin Idol / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MARCH 17, 1984 (SATURDAY) ? COLUMBUS, OH (Les Thatcher ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers defeated Jesse Barr > Sweet Brown Sugar and Les Thornton wrestled to a draw > Brad Armstrong defeated the Spoiler by disqualification > Lumberjack Match: Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts > Jay Youngblood & King Kong Bundy defeated the Road Warriors / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.

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