SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/12/2009

NEWS and NOTES

Tonight’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, with hosts John ?Stoney? Cannon and Joe ?Joco? Cowart, presents a tongue-in-cheek look at the world of pro wrestling. The broadcast starts at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History‘s GWH Radio Network.

Wednesday’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Rich Tate, along with Dan Masters filling in as co-host for the vacationing Les Thatcher, were joined by Karl Lauer of the Cauliflower Alley Club, as well as Jody Hamilton, making his debut in the Wayback Machine. PSP is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

World Wrestling Entertainment‘s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Roberts Municipal Auditorium in Evansville, IN, on May 11. Tickets go on sale March 28.

The final overall rating for the Tuesday edition of WWE’s ECW was 1.3.

The lineup for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from Total Nonstop Action, is as follows: Kurt Angle calls out Jeff Jarrett; a six-man elimination tag team match featuring Matt Morgan & Beer Money versus Abyss & Team 3D; Madison Rayne versus Taylor Wilde, with Traci Brooks as referee; a confrontation involving Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, Booker T, and Scott Steiner; Steiner, Booker & the Motor City Machine Guns versus Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed & the Latin American Xchange; and Eric Young versus Rocco (bodyguard for the Main Event Mafia).

Tickets for the following TNA events go on sale Friday: April 24, at the Phantasy Theater in Cleveland, OH; April 25, at the Eastwood Expo Center in Youngstown, OH; and April 26, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, OH.

TNA has cancelled their event that was to take place in San Juan, PR, on March 20 due to low ticket sales.

Ring of Honor has added the following matches to their March 21 event in New York, NY: a six-man elimination match with Jimmy Jacobs & two partners versus Tyler Black & two partners; and Bobby Dempsey versus a mystery opponent, with Larry Sweeney.

ROH has also announced the following talent will be at the April 9-10 tapings in Philadelphia, PA: Kevin Steen, El Generico, Roderick Strong, Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Larry Sweeney, MsChif, Tyler Black, and the Dark City Fight Club.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex tonight with “Trinity Explosion”. The advertised main event is a GCW Tag Team Title Match, Champions Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks, with Quentin Michaels) vs. Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One, with Wicked Nemesis); Contender’s Match, J-Rod vs. Sal Rinauro; Frankie Valentine vs. Kyle Matthews; Bobby Moore vs. Tex Monroe; plus Rob Adonis, and the return of Bobby Sanford as one half of the Midnight Studs (ICW Florida Tag Team Champions) along with J.T. Flash. Tickets are $10 ringside and $8 general admission. For reserved seating, call 334-664-1780.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in Tampa, FL, tonight. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids under 11. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (813) 805-7526.

All-State Wrestling will be at the Statum Cab Company Building in Shelbyville, TN, tonight.

Ericules Wrestling Promotions will be at the National Guard Armory in Morristown, TN, tonight.

Southern States Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Kingsport, 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.

Today’s Birthdays: Mae Young (1923), Nunzio (1972), KENTA (1981), and Erick Stevens (1982).

Today In Memoriam: John Pesek (85, 1978), Antone ?Ripper? Leone (77, 1994), and Norm Kimber (70, 2002).

Dwayne ?the Rock? Johnson will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight. He will also be on the Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow.

Time is running out to take part in the NWA Excellence Camp with Les Thatcher in Cornelia, GA, March 20-22. Click here for more information.

Colin Delaney can be booked by email at showbis@aol.com.

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

MARCH 12, 1930 (WEDNESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Fox and Charles LaDucy wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Shikat* defeated Paul Jones (2-0) / Notes: Dick Shikat had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jim Londos in Philadelphia, PA, on August 23, 1929. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

MARCH 12, 1934 (MONDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson ? Promoter) > Wayne Coleman and Harry Nixon wrestled to a draw > Ripper Reeves defeated Gus Pappas (2-0) > Fred Lassiter defeated Stanley Buresch by disqualification (2-1)

MARCH 12, 1935 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Schuh and Buck Weaver wrestled to a draw > Karl Davis defeated Joe Cox > Orville Brown and Strangler Lewis wrestled to a draw

MARCH 12, 1937 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Lee defeated Milo Steinborn > Dorv Roche and Cowboy Luttrall wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Everett Marshall* defeated Orville Brown / Notes: Sam Muchnick was the special referee for the match between Everett Marshall and Orville Brown. Marshall had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ali Baba in Columbus, OH, on June 26, 1936. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

MARCH 12, 1937 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby ? Promoters) > Joe Wheeler versus Bull Montana > Mike Cassidy versus Red Smith > Tarzan Jordan versus Paddy Nolan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 12, 1940 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA THEATRE (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt ? Promoters / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Canny defeated Lou Nyman at 16:00 > Dorv Roche defeated Juan Humberto at 27:00 > Dan O?Connor defeated Dick Raines (2-0) / Notes: Dan O?Connor was declared the winner of his match when Dick Raines was deemed unable to continue. Raines was reportedly suspended for using the piledriver during the match. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.

MARCH 12, 1956 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Catherine Simpson and Beverly Morris wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Jack O?Brien and Jackie Nichols wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Rocky Columbo defeated the Great Malenko by disqualification > Mixed Tag Team Match: Jack O?Brien & Catherine Simpson defeated Jackie Nichols & Beverly Morris (2-1)

MARCH 12, 1962 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eduardo Martinez versus Evon Marion > Handicap Match: Ray Villmer versus Frank Hickey & Jack Terry > Eddie Graham & Haystacks Calhoun versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 12, 1963 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana defeated Charlie Keene > The Bat defeated Bob Eisenburg > Chief Little Eagle defeated George Bell > Tarzan Tyler defeated Choo-Choo Lynn

MARCH 12, 1966 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Pancho Villa > Louie Tillet defeated Johnny Kace > The Mysterious Medics defeated Ray Gunkel & Al Costello > Buddy Fuller defeated Bad Boy Hines > Mario Galento & Klondike Bill versus Eric & Karl Von Brauner ruled a no contest / Notes: Jack Pfefer managed Buddy Fuller. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner. Freddie Blassie managed Mario Galento & Klondike Bill.

MARCH 12, 1968 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alberto Torres defeated Tarzan Baxter by disqualification > Women’s Match: Toni Rose defeated Donna Christianello > Mr. Wrestling defeated Tony Nero > The Gauchos defeated Enrique & Alberto Torres

MARCH 12, 1969 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Bob Ramstad defeated Tony Barbetta > Little John defeated Dale Lewis by disqualification > Leon Ogle defeated Jack Crawford > Bill Dromo & El Mongol versus the Assassins / Notes: Bill Dromo & El Mongol and the Assassins were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jack Crawford managed the Assassins.

MARCH 12, 1971 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Krusher Karlson defeated Jim Wilson > Roberto Soto defeated Fidel Castillo > Bob Griffin defeated Michel Dubois by disqualification > Handicap Match: Klondike Bill defeated Mr. Koma & the Great Ota > Bill Dromo & Wilbur Snyder and the Assassins wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel versus Buddy Colt ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol* defeated Luke Graham by disqualification / Notes: El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel in a tournament final on February 5, 1971, in Atlanta. Homer O?Dell managed Buddy Colt. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. The program for this card reported that the Assassins had filed a protest with the NWA, asking to be allowed to return to matching masks and tights. They stated it hampered their image they had worked so hard to hone. Jim Wilson participated in an autograph session for fans.

MARCH 12, 1974 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel ? Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Candy & El Mongol* versus Assassin #2 & the Super Gladiator > Ernie Ladd & Thunderbolt Patterson versus the Mongols / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2. George Cannon managed the Mongols.

MARCH 12, 1976 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Clayton defeated Rocket Monroe > Tony Charles and Dino Bravo wrestled to a draw > Ken Mantell defeated Les Thornton > Dick Slater & Bob Armstrong and Stan Stasiak & Moondog Mayne wrestled to a draw > Thunderbolt Patterson versus Abdullah the Butcher > Lumberjack Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Spoiler / Notes: Thunderbolt Patterson and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Mr. Wrestling #2 and the Spoiler, but no results were reported after the card. Jay Clayton substituted for Ervin Smith in the match with Rocket Monroe. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

MARCH 12, 1978 (SUNDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman ? Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Jan Nelson defeated Jerry Stubbs > Jerry Blackwell defeated Tiger Conway, Jr. > Ted Oates & the Mighty Igor defeated Scott Irwin & the Russian Stomper > Mid-Atlantic Television Title Match: Johnny Weaver* defeated Baron Von Raschke > US Heavyweight Title Match: Blackjack Mulligan* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1

MARCH 12, 1979 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Dusek versus Raymond Rougeau > Bob Armstrong versus Blackjack Lanza > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel > Stan Hansen versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

MARCH 12, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Genichiro Tenryu defeated Bob Owen > Bill Dromo defeated Charlie Fulton > Baron Von Raschke, Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Kevin Sullivan, Tony Atlas & Lars Anderson > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Austin Idol / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MARCH 12, 1985 (TUESDAY) ? ALLENTOWN, PA (Ole Anderson ? Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Manuel Soto and Davey O’ Hannon wrestled to a draw > Pez Whatley defeated J.J. Dillon > Billy Graham defeated Steve King > Larry Zbyszko defeated Pete Sanchez > Bob Backlund & Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ron Bass & Ivan Koloff by disqualification

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, 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, Matt Tew, Dave Wills, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, Red Jones, Drew Carrig, Adam Russell, and Richard O?Sullivan.

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