SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/04/2009
NEWS and NOTES
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 Bobby Simmons. This episode will have a strong focus on the annual Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion, taking place this weekend. 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 was joined by Larry Goodman, who talked about NWA Charlotte’s show this past weekend, and various topics from wrestling around the southeastern U.S. Also, Matt from Pro Wrestling Revolution and Katie Mayo discussed the top 10 things a person should know before dating someone in the wrestling business. DML is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.
The final overall rating for Monday’s edition of World Wrestling Entertainment‘s RAW was 3.8.
Click here for spoilers from the SmackDown tapings at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Mohegan Sun, CT, on March 3, to be broadcast on MyNetwork TV on March 6, and here for the March 13 show. Dark match results from the tapings: pre-show, Eric Escobar over Kizarny; following the tapings, Edge over Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy in a three-way match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
WWE announced today that they have released the Boogeyman.
WWE has announced the following events: April 27, RAW at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT; June 1, RAW at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center in Birmingham, AL; and June 15, RAW at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC. Tickets for Bridgeport go on sale March 21, while Charlotte and Birmingham tickets become available April 10 and April 17, respectively.
Kin Folk Wrestling will be 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 email@example.com.
Today’s Birthdays: Devon ?Crowbar? Storm (1974).
Today In Memoriam: Helen Hild (57, 1984), Ronnie Etchison (73, 1994), Dream Machine (47, 2002), Tony ?the Medic? Gonzales (72, 2002), and Danno McDonald (81, 2004).
After a long battle with cancer, Yvon ?the Beast? Cormier passed away this morning. Cormier, who was 70, had been one of four brothers who entered the professional wrestling business, along with Leo Burker, and Rudy and Bobby Kay. GWH passes along its condolences to family and friends.
Click here for Rich’s Rants, Raves & Random Thoughts for this week.
This just in from Larry Goodman, regarding his review from last week’s NWA Charlotte event: ?Thanks to ?Jeff the Ref? Richards for pointing out the following. I had Brad Anderson as Ole’s son when he’s actually the son of Gene. J.D. Costello said if Adam Pearce beats Blue Demon, it would be the first time the NWA World Heavyweight Title changed hands in Charlotte. Not so. Gary Steele took the title from Naoya Ogawa in a three-way match involving Brian Anthony at the NWA Convention show in Charlotte on September 25, 1999.?
The Championship Wrestling Alliance returns to the legendary Legion Street Recreation Center in Johnson City, TN, on March 6. 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.
The Future Wrestling Federation will be at the FMCC Arena in Carl, GA, on March 7. Advertised: For the FWF championship, Brian Titus, w/the Unholy Alliance, defends vs. T.A. Stanton. For the tag championship, Biker & the Beast, w/the Unholy Alliance vs. American Machine & Jamie Holmes. For the US championship, “Vicious” Vic Roze, w/Vicious, defends vs. anyone who wants to face him. For the cruiserweight championship, Brandon Cage defends vs. Lobo. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 7-12, and free for kids under 7. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00.
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton, GA, on March 14. Advertised: For the tag championship, Bulldog Raines & Josh Stone defend vs. the Nightmare & Kyle Matthews. Bull Buchanan vs. Cru Jones. For the SECW championship, Colt Derringer defends vs. Rob Adonis. Frankie Valentine & Micah Taylor vs. Jeremy Vain & Andrew Pendleton III. For the SECW Women’s championship, Hawaiian Princess” Tracy Taylor defends vs. Amy Morgan. Adrian Hawkins vs. Sal Rinauro vs. Rick “the Kick” King. Tickets are $8, and children under 7 get in free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (678) 651-0144.
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 4, 1921 (FRIDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman ? Promoter) > Nick Daviscourt and Jack Youska wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Strangler Lewis defeated Tom Draak at 69:02 (2-0) / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.
MARCH 4, 1926 (THURSDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Amateur Match: Ernest Meadows defeated Bob Parker > John Paxos and the Masked Marvel wrestled to a draw (1-1) > Jim Londos defeated Charles Rentrop
MARCH 4, 1931 (WEDNESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wladek Zbyszko defeated Carl Vogel > Tiny Roebuck defeated Tom Marvin > Jim Londos defeated Paul Harper / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card.
MARCH 4, 1935 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? NEW COLISEUM (Jack Browning ? Promoter) > Charlie Allen defeated Jim Hesslyn > Pat Newman defeated Jack Ross
MARCH 4, 1937 (THURSDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger ? Promoter) > Jack Ross versus Buddy Knox > Pat Newman versus Stanley Buresch / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MARCH 4, 1949 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Earl Wampler and Chris Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter defeated Babe Zaharias > Johnny Long defeated Ace Freeman > Don McIntyre defeated Rebel Russell > The Golden Terror defeated Dick Lever / Notes: Earl Wampler managed the Golden Terror.
MARCH 4, 1960 (FRIDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle versus Bad Boy Hines & the Great John L. > Handicap Match: Haystacks Calhoun versus Jack Terry & the Brute / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MARCH 4, 1963 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Lenny Montana / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Chief Little Eagle was barred from ringside during the match between Derrell Cochran versus Lenny Montana.
MARCH 4, 1964 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Billy Hines versus Johnny Bruce > Greg Peterson & Bob Morrow versus Don Carson & Bad Boy Hines > George Wolfe versus Chuck Campbell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MARCH 4, 1965 (THURSDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Dalton versus Buddy Fuller > Jack Bence versus Mario Galento > Joe Scarpa & Gino Brito versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MARCH 4, 1966 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Kace defeated Pancho Villa > Al Costello defeated Rip Tyler > Louie Tillet & Klondike Bill defeated the Mysterious Medics > Buddy Fuller defeated Chin Lee > World Tag Team Title Match: Eric & Karl Von Brauner* defeated Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Jack Pfefer managed Buddy Fuller. Saul Weingeroff, who managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner, was handcuffed to Paul Jones during the match with Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle. Freddie Blassie, who managed Galento & Little Eagle, was also handcuffed to Paul Jones during the match. The Von Brauners had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Al Costello & Louie Tillet on February 11, 1966, in Atlanta.
MARCH 4, 1969 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean defeated Silento Rodriguez > Women’s Match: Kay Noble defeated Patti Neilson > Bob Boyer defeated Bobby Hart > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Jim Dalton & Dr. X
MARCH 4, 1972 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Bill White > Roberto Soto & El Mongol defeated Karl Von Stroheim & Mr. X > Klondike Bill defeated Bepo Mongol by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the ?Georgia Championship Wrestling? television program hosted by Ed Capral. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim, Bepo Mongol, and Mr. X.
MARCH 4, 1977 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Randy Savage > Don Kernodle defeated Charlie Fulton > Bob Backlund defeated the French Angel > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Lars Anderson > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2* defeated Ole & Gene Anderson > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel.
MARCH 4, 1978 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis defeated Larry Cheatham > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated the Invader > Stan Hansen defeated Ricky Hood > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Sandy Maddox > Tape: Rocky Johnson versus Johnny Carr > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ken Hawk > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Tommy Rich & Pierre Lefebvre / Notes: This was taped for the ?Georgia Championship Wrestling? television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. It was announced that Wahoo McDaniel would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
MARCH 4, 1979 (SUNDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Rick Oliver > Larry Latham defeated Jerry Roberts > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated John Wolfe > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Stan Hansen & Blackjack Lanza > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Masked Superstar* by disqualification > Bunkhouse Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.
MARCH 4, 1979 (SUNDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Luke Graham defeated Frank Dusek > Pierre Lefebvre and Kurt Von Hess wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich versus Stan Hansen & Blackjack Lanza ruled a no contest > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson by countout / Notes: During the match between Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich versus Stan Hansen & Blackjack Lanza, Lanza turned on Hansen, bringing the match to an end. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.
MARCH 4, 1980 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Killer Khan defeated Mike Fever > Mixed Tag Team Match: Genichiro Tenryu & Chief Lone Eagle defeated Charlie Fulton & Billy the Kid > Baron Von Raschke defeated Ray Candy > Lars Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff by disqualification > Cage Match: Austin Idol defeated Kevin Sullivan / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
MARCH 4, 1981 (WEDNESDAY) ? COLUMBUS, GA ? COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Jim Duggan wrestled to a draw > Jos LeDuc defeated Steve O > Steve Keirn defeated Bobby Eaton > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Robert Fuller > Ted DiBiase & Charlie Cook defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Don Carson / Notes: Bobby Eaton substituted for Kevin Sullivan in the match against Steve Keirn. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Ted DiBiase & Charlie Cook. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
MARCH 4, 1983 (FRIDAY) ? TALLADEGA, AL (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Tom Prichard > Tito Santana defeated the Iron Sheik > The Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer defeated Brian Blair & Johnny Rich > Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff
MARCH 4, 1984 (SUNDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Tommy Rogers (Winner) > Les Thornton defeated Dale Veasey > The Spoiler defeated Tommy Rogers > Brad Armstrong defeated Jake Roberts > The Road Warriors defeated Pez Whatley & King Kong Bundy / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.
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.