SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/06/2009

NEWS and NOTES

Thursday’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, hosted by John Cannon and Joe Cowart, who were joined by Atlanta wrestling fan Charlie and corporate news lackey Cedric Dean, featured Julie C. Blood, co-captain and head power blocker of the Soul City Sirens roller derby squad who called in and schooled everyone on the ins-and-outs of roller derby. The second half of the show featured a minor discussion on the Starrcade Collection DVD as well. The program is a presentation of Georgia Wrestling History‘s GWH Radio Network. Click here for the archive.

World Wrestling Entertainment‘s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, GA, tonight. Advertised: John Cena, Chris Jericho, Edge, Rey Mysterio, Jr., Christian, Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme, John Morrison, the Miz, Finlay, Beth Phoenix, and Melina. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

The lineup for tonight’s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from WWE, is as follows: the Undertaker considers Shawn Michaels? challenge for a match at WrestleMania; Matt Hardy versus MVP in a qualifier for a spot in WrestleMania’s Money-in-the-Bank match; Chavo Guerrero, Jr., versus R-Truth; Edge and the Big Show get together to sign a contract to face each other at WrestleMania; Eve Torres versus Maryse; Matt Hardy versus Shelton Benjamin; and Triple H versus Umaga.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: April 14, at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN; May 4, at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY; July 10, at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines; and July 27, at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.

Click http://georgiawrestlinghistory.com/showreports/2009/024.html for a detailed report on Thursday night’s broadcast of Total Nonstop Action‘s iMPACT from Drew Carrig.
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Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Sumter County Fairgrounds? Expo Hall in Bushnell, FL, tonight. Tickets are $20 for reserved ringside, $12 general admission, and $8 for kids. Bell time is at 7:30.

The Championship Wrestling Alliance returns to the legendary Legion Street Recreation Center in Johnson City, TN, tonight. Advertised: Tony Givens & Robbie Cassidy will team in the Tri-Cities for the first time in almost two years vs. Varsity Shooter Society (Alyx Winters & Chase Owens, with Ashlee Hope); CWA Television Title Match, Champion Nick Hammonds vs. Eric Darkstorm (with John Hawkins); Grudge Match, Wayne Adkins vs. “Tennessee Redneck” Chris Richards (with John Hawkins); and Former Partners Collide, Moe Jenkins vs. “Handsome” Beau James (with Misty James). Also on the bill: Steve Fury and Cody Ices. Bell time is 8pm.

Folkstyle Championship Wrestling will be at 3974 Carrollton Villa Rica Hwy in Carrollton, GA, tonight. 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.

World Xtreme Wrestling will be at the Recreation Center in Minneola, FL, tonight. Tickets are $10, and children 10 and under get in free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

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.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Southeastern Elementary School in Remlap, AL, tonight. Bell time is at 7:30.

Ultimate Championship Wrestling will be at the Pinellas Indoor Soccer Academy in Pinellas, FL, tonight. A battle royal has been announced. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids under 12. Bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (727) 505-4625.

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.

NWA Main Event will be at the Community Life Center in Nashville, TN, tonight.

The Premiere Wrestling Showcase will be at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center in Statesville, NC, 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 Universal Wrestling Council will be at the Fairfield Gym in Kinston, NC, 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: Killer Khan (1947), Ken Kennedy (1976), and David Flair (1979).

Today In Memoriam: Rocky Columbo (35, 1964), Robert ?Bibber? McCoy (70, 1977), Ray ?Hercules? Hernandez (46, 2004), Bad News Brown (63, 2007), Ray Stern (74, 2007), and Don Curtis (80, 2008).

The All Pro Wrestling Alliance event originally scheduled for March 7 in Oliver Springs, TN, has been cancelled and rescheduled for March 21.

The next television taping for Showtime All-Star Wrestling takes place on March 13 in Millersville, TN, at the SAW Mill. Advertised: SAW International Heavyweight Title Match, Champion Kid Kash vs. Arrick “the Dragon” Andrews; Former Partners Collide, Chase Stevens vs. Andy Douglas (with Paul Adams); Vordell Walker vs. J.T. Stahr (with Derrick King & Sister O’Feelya); the Rivalry Continues, Rick Santel vs. Flash Flanagan; and David Young, Hammerjack, Jesse Emerson, Shane Smalls, Chrisjen Hayme, GWH’s own Dan Masters, and more. Bell time is 8pm.

Two new episodes of SAW are now available online. Click here for episode 79, and here for episode 80. Episode 79 features Gary Valiant vs. Raven, plus appearances by J.T. Stahr, Derrick King, Flash Flanagan, Rick Santel, Jon Michael, Vordell Walker, and more. Episode 80 features Jon Michael vs. T.J. Harley, plus appearances by Raven, Marc Anthony, Gary Valiant, Andy Douglas, Sigmon, Chrisjen Hayme, and more. Questions and feedback regarding SAW can be directed to fullforcepro@aol.com.

NWA Charlotte returns to the NWA Coliseum on March 14 with “Know Thy Enemy?. Advertised: Raven returns to continue his quest for the NWA Charlotte US Title against Truitt Fields, Phil Shatter, Ryan O’Reilly, and Timber; Krissy Vaine vs. Daffney; NWA Mid-Atlantic Heritage Title Match, Champion Jeff Lewis vs. Brad Anderson; Kimo (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey) will be in action, along with the debut of Ostgard, American Gangsters, New Wave, and Chris Chance. Bell time is 8pm.

Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance will present their 7th anniversary show ?March Madness? at the GC&SU Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, on March 21. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: GIWA Heavyweight champion Velvet Jones takes on Jake Slater. If Slater loses, manager Steve Stacker must unmask immediately following the match. GIWA Mid-State champion Mean Mike Stratus battles Johnny Camo in a Last Man Standing match-up. Tag Team champions The Axis of Evil will defend their titles, plus three more matches.

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 6, 1928 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Sauer defeated Mike Benson > World Heavyweight Title Match: Strangler Lewis* defeated Paul Jones / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis. Lewis had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Joe Stecher in St. Louis, MO, on February 21, 1928. This version was the one linked back to George Hackenschmidt.

MARCH 6, 1933 (MONDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens ? Promoter) > Tarzan Jordan versus Oscar Williamson > Glenn Cowan versus Red Powell > Boxing Match: Jack Britt versus Sailor Borne / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 6, 1933 (MONDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ODD FELLOWS HALL (Bob Anderson ? Promoter) > Pat O?Brien versus Smitty Anderson > Glenn Cowan versus John Dameron > Ed Hudson versus Jimmy Kimberly > John Mauldin versus Foy Rivers / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 6, 1934 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dorv Roche defeated Herman Hickman at 24:00 (2-1) > Pete Sauer defeated Blue Sun Jennings at 47:00 (2-0)

MARCH 6, 1936 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? PIEDMONT-ELLIS ARENA (Frank Bettis ? Promoter) > Battle Royal featuring Eddie Elzea, John Mauldin, Jack Conway, Bill Collins and Joe Wolfe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

MARCH 6, 1936 (FRIDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger ? Promoter) > Jack Ross defeated Tony Marconi (2-0) > Roy Lumpkin defeated Jim Henry / Notes: Jim Braddock was the special referee for the match between Roy Lumpkin and Jim Henry.

MARCH 6, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White ? Promoters) > Jack Dillon versus John Cretoria ruled a no contest > Abe Ginsberg defeated Jack Singer > Jack Wentworth defeated Sammy Stein

MARCH 6, 1948 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Lott defeated Fred Wright > Al Massey & Bibber McCoy defeated Roland Kirchmeyer & Tom Mahoney > Jim Coffield and Jack Ross, Jr., wrestled to a draw > The French Angel defeated Joe Marsh

MARCH 6, 1951 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? SPORTS ARENA (Jack Troy ? Promoter) > Sam Roberts versus Tiny Oxford > Hank Saggart versus Farmer Robinson > Johnny Long defeated the Red Devil at 18:00 / Notes: Aside from the match between Johnny Long and the Red Devil, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. During the match between Long and the Devil, Long removed the Devil’s mask to identify him as Jack Jordan.

MARCH 6, 1961 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Burke & Gypsy Joe versus Guy Mitchell & Tiny Evans > Barbed Wire Fence Match: Bill Dromo versus Killer Campbell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 6, 1962 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Frank Hickey & Mae Young defeated Johnny King & Gloria Barratini > Assassin #2 defeated Eduardo Martinez > Assassin #1 defeated Eddie Graham

MARCH 6, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Sky versus Prince Omar > George Bell versus Tarzan White > Charlie Keene defeated Lenny Montana by disqualification > Chief Little Eagle defeated the Bat / Notes: It was reported that 670 were in attendance for this card. Bill Sky and Prince Omar were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were George Bell and Tarzan White, but no results were reported after the card. During the match between Chief Little Eagle and the Bat, Little Eagle removed the Bat’s mask to identify him as Joe Tomasso. This had already been done in Atlanta on January 18, 1963, but he had continued to wear the mask despite his identity being known to Atlanta fans.

MARCH 6, 1964 (FRIDAY) ? JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Johnny Bruce versus Choo-Choo Lynn > George Wolfe & Greg Peterson versus Chuck Campbell & Bad Boy Hines / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 6, 1964 (FRIDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa versus Red Roberts > George Harris & Sputnik Monroe versus Bill Dromo & Tony Rocco > Stan Stasiak versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 6, 1965 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pancho Villa defeated Gino Brito > Tony Marino defeated Red Roberts > Sputnik Monroe and Pancho Villa wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was for the ?Live Atlanta Wrestling? television program hosted by Ed Capral.

MARCH 6, 1965 (SATURDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines & Greg Peterson versus Vince Gironda & Bob Dalton > Mario Galento versus Bruce Austin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. 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.

MARCH 6, 1970 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson & Jim Wilson versus Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Georgia Heavyweight Title Tournament: Les Wolff defeated Alex Perez; Nick Bockwinkel defeated Ramon Torres; Paul DeMarco defeated Pedro Valdez; Alberto Torres defeated Assassin #2; Buddy Colt versus El Mongol ruled a no contest / Notes: Greg Peterson & Jim Wilson and Chati Yokuchi & Fuji were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The tournament was to determine a champion for the title that had been vacated on February 28, 1970, due to injuries to Doug Gilbert, and was scheduled to conclude on March 13, 1970. Homer O?Dell managed Buddy Colt. Leo Garibaldi and Eddie Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

MARCH 6, 1971 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Klondike Bill defeated Nikita Mulkovitch > Bob Armstrong & El Mongol defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Luke Graham defeated Roberto Soto / Notes: This was taped for the ?Atlanta TV Wrestling? television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Nikita Mulkovitch.

MARCH 6, 1973 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel ? Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Tommy Seigler & Ron Pritchard defeated Wayne Cowan & Oki Shikina > Dick Steinborn versus Ali Ben Kar > Rock Hunter versus Argentina Apollo > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Candy defeated Assassin #2* by disqualification > Handicap Match: Ernie Ladd & Bob Ellis defeated Ox Baker, Guillotine Gordon & Goliath / Notes: Dick Steinborn and Ali Ben Kar were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Rock Hunter and Argentina Apollo, but no results were reported after the card. El Mongol was the special referee for the match between Ernie Ladd & Bob Ellis and Ox Baker, Guillotine Gordon & Goliath. Baker managed Goliath. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

MARCH 6, 1973 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., and Tank Morgan wrestled to a draw > Jack Evans defeated Pat O?Brien > Midget Match: the Haiti Kid defeated Little Bruiser > Leon Ogle & Koa Tiki defeated Tarzan Tyler & the Destroyer > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & Eddie Graham defeated the Super Infernos* by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

MARCH 6, 1976 (SATURDAY) ? GRIFFIN, GA ? GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Clayton and Ervin Smith wrestled to a draw > Ken Mantell defeated Mitsu Hata > Skip Young defeated Skandor Akbar > Ken Mantell & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Stan Stasiak & Moondog Mayne ended in a double disqualification > Dick Slater versus Abdullah the Butcher ruled a no contest / Notes: Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.

MARCH 6, 1978 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Irwin versus Wolfgang Schmidt > Adrian Adonis versus Helmut Schmidt > Tommy Rich versus the Bounty Hunter > Ole & Lars Anderson versus Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Stan Hansen versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 6, 1978 (MONDAY) ? CALHOUN, GA (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no details were provided. Paul Ellering, Tony Atlas, Rock Hunter, and a women’s match were advertised.

MARCH 6, 1983 (SUNDAY) ? CINCINNATI, OH ? RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Brian Blair defeated Chick Donovan > Larry Zbyszko defeated Johnny Rich > Paul Orndorff defeated the Masked Superstar > Dick Murdoch & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer by countout > Chain Match: Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff

MARCH 6, 1983 (SUNDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat Rose defeated Bobby Garrett > Ray Candy defeated Marvin Turner > Tito Santana defeated Mr. X > Paul Ellering defeated Tom Prichard > The Assassin & the Super Destroyer defeated Rex & the Iron Sheik

MARCH 6, 1983 (SUNDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman ? Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Gene Anderson defeated Dizzy Hogan > Mike George defeated Masa Fuchi > Greg Valentine defeated Mike Rotundo > The One Man Gang defeated Sweet Brown Sugar > Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr. > Jimmy Valiant defeated Dick Slater by disqualification

MARCH 6, 1985 (WEDNESDAY) ? SAGINAW, MI (Ole Anderson ? Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Chick Donovan defeated Paul Diamond > Doug Somers defeated Tom Brody > Devil Blue defeated Joe Palardy > Bob Roop & Kareem Muhammad versus Thunderbolt Patterson & the Italian Stallion ruled a no contest > Ole Anderson defeated Scott Irwin > Tommy Rich defeated Rip Rogers > Ron Garvin defeated Ron Starr

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, Thomas Bugg, 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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