SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/05/2009

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 crew will be discussing the Starrcade DVD, and will also be joined by members of the Soul City Sirens roller derby team. 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 and Les Thatcher, focused on the annual Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion in Mobile, which is this weekend. Bobby Simmons also joined in the conversation about Mobile, and Thatcher also shared his thoughts on Yvon Cormier, who passed away Wednesday morning. PSP is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

The final overall rating for the Tuesday edition of World Wrestling Entertainment‘s ECW was 1.4.

WWE has announced that the SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, on June 23. Tickets go on sale April 17.

The lineup for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from Total Nonstop Action, is as follows: Mike Tenay works solo; Alex Shelley versus Kiyoshi; Beer Money versus the Latin American Xchange; segments featuring Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett, and the Main Event Mafia; and Team 3D issues a challenge to Beer Money.

Tickets for the following TNA event go on sale Friday: April 17, at the First Arena in Elmira, NY.

TNA has announced the following events: 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. Tickets for all of these events go on sale March 13.

Ring of Honor has announced the following additions to upcoming events: Jerry Lynn & Tyler Black versus the Age of the Fall on March 13 in Collinsville, IL; Bryan Danielson has been added as a third man in a three-way, also featuring Kenny Omega and Claudio Castagnoli, on March 14 in Indianapolis, IN; Danielson versus Mike Quackenbush on March 20 in Elizabeth, PA, and also announced as appearing there are Lynn, Eddie Edwards, Erick Stevens, Roderick Strong, Brent Albright, Delirious, and Castagnoli; and Alex Koslov is advertised for the Houston, TX, events on April 3 and April 4.

Click here for the first episode of NWA Charlotte‘s NWA Unleashed.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, tonight with “Reign of Terror”, advertising a GCW Heavyweight Title Match between champion Cru Jones (with Quentin Michaels) vs. Rob Adonis (with J. P. Money); J-Rod & Frankie Valentine vs. Merchants of Death (Murder One & Orion Bishop, with Wicked Nemesis); and Kareem Abdul Jamar & John Bogie vs. Winner’s Club (Ron Stalker & Bobby Moore, with Princeton Gainey III). Also advertised: Scott Steele. Bell time is 7:30 pm. Ringside tickets are $10, and General Admission is $8. Call 334-664-1780 for reserved seating.

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 Green Acres Flea Market in Louisville, TN, tonight.

The All Pro Wrestling Alliance returns to the Petros-Joyner Elementary School in Oliver Springs, TN, on March 7. Advertised: APWA tag team champions, the Death Row Inmates (Willie B. Badd & Jason Maxx) vs. Robbie Race & a mystery partner; “Heart-Throb” Howie Gibson vs. “Rugged” Ron Davis; and Chief Little Lynne vs. “Ravishing” Robert Wilson. Bell time is 8pm. Matches will be taped for the APWA TV show which airs in Knoxville, TN and surrounding areas on MyVLT2 Saturday mornings at 11am.

Icon Championship Wrestling will be at the Community Center in Milton, FL, on March 7. Advertised: Ruff Crossing vs. Mikey Woods. The Great Cheyenne vs. Melanie Cruise. CZR vs. Shane Morton. Buzz Dupp vs. Nazi Terror. Tickets are $10, and kids under 6 get in free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00.

Southern Pro Wrestling will be at the Walton County Fairgrounds in DeFuniak Springs, FL, on March 7. Advertised: Doctor X, Tiger Lee, and Miss Fire. Tickets are $8, and $3 for kids under 12. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

Because of National Guard doing their drills at the Armory on March 14, the Total Championship Wrestling event in Douglasville, GA, has changed the event date from March 14 to March 21.

Fantastic Pro Wrestling will be having their first event at the We Bump Printing & Graphics Building in Lyons, GA, on March 14. Advertised: “Marvelous” Matt Mercer, Dr. David Raines, Tommy Gunnz, Dirty Dawg, Kareem Abdul Jamar, “the Ace” Will Allen, “the Remedy” John Enemy, Iraqi Headhunter, Loco Motive, “New Breed” Shawn Hunter, Drew Blood Bannen, and Nemesis. Tickets are $5, and kids under 6 get in free. Bell time is at 7:30.

The American Wrestling Federation will be at Possum Palace in Wausau, FL, on March 20. Advertised: All matches will be in a steel cage. For the AWF title, Texas Rough Rider defends vs. Mr. Fantasy. For the tag titles, “Bullet” Bob Armstrong & Steve Armstrong, w/Dandy Jack, defends vs. “Dirty” Larry Brock & “Magnificent” Pedro, w/”Krippler” Ken Curtis. “Scarface” Terry Ryker & Milo vs. the Untouchables. BTY vs. Street Bandit. For the Jr. Heavyweight championship, Chris Tighe defends vs. Ryan Holland. Tickets are $8, and kids under 6 get in for free. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (850) 638-7183.

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 5, 1920 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (J. Hume McDonald ? Promoter) > Jack Wilson defeated Barney Williams at 6:00 > Jack Wilson defeated Sergeant Major Brown at 9:00

MARCH 5, 1922 (SUNDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman ? Promoter) > Strangler Lewis defeated Tom Draak / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis

MARCH 5, 1934 (MONDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson ? Promoter) > Billy Manly defeated Dave Terrell (2-1) > Stanley Buresch and Gus Pappas wrestled to a draw > Georgia Light Heavyweight Title / Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Hugh Winn defeated Fred Lassiter* to win title / Notes: Fred Lassiter had been the reigning Georgia Light Heavyweight Champion and Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bill Crussell for both titles on February 26, 1934, in Atlanta, GA.

MARCH 5, 1937 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Getz and Roy Graham wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Bill Lee defeated Tommy O’Toole (2-0) > Orville Brown defeated Cowboy Luttrall

MARCH 5, 1937 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby ? Promoters) > Glenn Cowan versus Bad Boy Brown > Bill Collins versus Paddy Nolan > Tarzan Jordan versus Doc Poole / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 5, 1940 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA THEATRE (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt ? Promoters / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Humberto defeated Bill Canny > Dorv Roche defeated Tiny Morgan > Dick Raines defeated Dan O?Connor

MARCH 5, 1943 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Boom Boom > Dorv Roche defeated Ralph Garibaldi by countout > Rudy Strongberg defeated John Mauldin / Notes: During the match between Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Boom Boom, Kirchmeyer removed the Boom Boom’s mask to identify him as Don Lee. John Mauldin substituted for Nick Elitch in the match with Rudy Strongberg.

MARCH 5, 1956 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Drake versus the Great Malenko > Jackie Nichols versus Pierre LaSalle > Jack O?Brien versus Chief Big Heart / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 5, 1960 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Vince Bryant & Pepper Rodriguez defeated Bad Boy Hines & the Great John L. > Handicap Match: Haystacks Calhoun defeated Jack Terry & Bad Boy Hines > Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie

MARCH 5, 1962 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Charley Laye & Mae Young versus Eduardo Martinez & Gloria Barratini > Tony Jiminez versus Assassin #1 > Eddie Graham versus Assassin #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 5, 1963 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Keene defeated George Grant > Tarzan White defeated Prince Omar > Derrell Cochran and George Bell wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Choo-Choo Lynn & Chief Little Eagle versus Lenny Montana & the Bat ruled a no contest

MARCH 5, 1965 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Gino Brito > Tony Marino defeated Red Roberts > Pancho Villa defeated Bruce Austin > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento* defeated Joe Scarpa > Buddy Fuller & Sputnik Monroe defeated George & Crybaby Harris / Notes: Mario Galento had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta. The program for this card mentions that Ray Gunkel would not be in attendance, as he was going to be getting married to Ann Campbell.

MARCH 5, 1968 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Nero defeated Corsica Jean > Women’s Match: Toni Rose defeated Barbara Owens > Mr. Wrestling, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Hans Schmidt & the Gauchos

MARCH 5, 1969 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer defeated Joe Turco > Bobby Hart and Bob Ramstad wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Kay Noble defeated Patti Neilson by disqualification > Jim Wilson defeated Jim Dalton > Bill Dromo, Lee & Bobby Fields defeated Dr. X & the Assassins / Notes: Jack Crawford managed the Assassins.

MARCH 5, 1970 (THURSDAY) ? SWAINSBORO, GA (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Oki Shikina > Salvadore Dominguez defeated Pancho Rosario > Ramon Torres defeated Paul DeMarco by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 5, 1971 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated Billy Spears > Bob Griffin & Roberto Soto and Michel Dubois & Fidel Castillo wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Krusher Karlson > Klondike Bill defeated Kubla Khan > Ray Gunkel & El Mongol defeated the Assassins > One-Night Tournament: Freddie Blassie defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification; Luke Graham defeated Blassie; Graham defeated Colt to win tournament / Notes: The tournament was to determine a challenger to wrestle the Georgia Heavyweight Champion on March 12, 1971. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan. Homer O?Dell managed Buddy Colt. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card. It was announced that Wilbur Snyder would be wrestling in Atlanta on March 12, 1971. Klondike Bill participated in an autograph session for fans.

MARCH 5, 1974 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel ? Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Cisco Grimaldo and the Cougar wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Lanny Poffo defeated Wayne Cowan by disqualification > Angelo Poffo defeated Johnny Ringo > Georgia Television Title Match: the Super Gladiator* and El Mongol wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Ray Candy, Assassin #1 & the Magnificent Zulu defeated Assassin #2 & the Mongols by disqualification > US Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated the Missouri Mauler at 15:00 > Lights Out Texas Death Match: Ernie Ladd defeated Ox Baker at 12:00 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Wayne Cowan, Assassin #2, and the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed the Mongols. The program we have for this card features an advertisement for Maria’s Mexican Restaurant owned by El Mongol, recently re-opened at a new location in Chamblee, at 5071 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

MARCH 5, 1976 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dino Bravo defeated Rocket Monroe at 7:25 > Bob Backlund defeated Rip Hawk > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Les Thornton & Tony Charles > Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Stasiak & the Spoiler > Skip Young versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Skip Young and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Thunderbolt Patterson substituted for Dusty Rhodes to team with Mr. Wrestling #2 in the match with Stan Stasiak & the Spoiler. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

MARCH 5, 1979 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated John Wolfe > Blackjack Lanza defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Bob Armstrong defeated Kurt Von Hess > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Stan Hansen > Texas Tornado Bullrope Indian Strap Tag Team Match: Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Kurt Von Hess substituted for Larry Latham in the match with Bob Armstrong. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

MARCH 5, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton defeated Chick Donovan > Midget Match: Chief Lone Eagle defeated Billy the Kid > Killer Khan defeated Genichiro Tenryu > Baron Von Raschke defeated Lars Anderson > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Austin Idol by disqualification / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MARCH 5, 1983 (SATURDAY) ? CHATTANOOGA, TN ? CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Zbyszko defeated Joe Lightfoot > Bob Roop defeated Brian Blair > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik > Johnny Rich & Tito Santana defeated Bob Roop & the Iron Sheik by disqualification > Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Koloff

MARCH 5, 1985 (TUESDAY) ? CANTON, OH (Ole Anderson ? Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Doug Somers defeated Paul Diamond > Nick Busick and Joe Palardy wrestled to a draw > Devil Blue defeated Tom Brody > Randy Rose & Kareem Muhammad defeated Thunderbolt Patterson & the Italian Stallion > Brass Knuckles Match (No DQ): Ole Anderson defeated Scott Irwin > Tommy Rich defeated Rip Rogers by disqualification > 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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