SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/25/2009
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. Promoters and wrestlers should make a point to tune in, as they will be outlining what a promoter should and should not do, and what wrestlers should expect when working for them. 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 featured J-Rod, Frankie Capone, and much more. Dan’s Internet connection caused some problems at the beginning of the show, so fast forward through the archive to about the seven-minute mark. DML is a presentation of the GWHRN.
The final overall rating for Monday’s edition of World Wrestling Entertainment‘s RAW was 4.1.
WWE has announced the following event: April 14, SmackDown/ECW at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Tickets go on sale March 7.
Total Nonstop Action will be at the 02 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, on October 3. Tickets go on sale May 3.
Ring of Honor has added the following to upcoming events: two matches for the second day of tapings in Philadelphia, PA, on March 1, featuring Jerry Lynn versus Brodie Lee and Brent Albright versus Claudio Castagnoli; March 13 in Collinsville, IL, will have a four-corners match featuring Austin Aries, Kenny Omega, Silas Young, and Claudio Castagnoli, MsChif versus Daizee Haze for the Shimmer Title, and Kenny King & Rhett Titus versus Irish Airborne; Nigel McGuinness & Austin Aries versus Jerry Lynn & Tyler Black is being advertised for March 14 in Indianapolis, IN; in Elizabeth, PA, on March 20, a falls-count-anywhere match featuring Jimmy Jacobs & Brodie Lee versus Tyler Black & Necro Butcher; and Kevin Steen & El Generico defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against the American Wolves, with Larry Sweeney, on March 21 in New York, NY. Also, KENTA has been added to the events in Elizabeth and New York, as well as the cards in Houston, TX, on April 3 and April 4.
ROH will be taping episodes for its weekly program for HD Net at the Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on the following dates: April 9-10, May 29-30, June 19-20, and July 17-18. The initial tapings are set for this weekend, on February 28 and March 1.
Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Lake County Fairgrounds? Expo Hall in Eustis, FL, tonight. Tickets, which are available at Buddy’s Home Furnishing in Apopka, FL, are $20 ringside reserved, $12 general admission, and $8 for kids. Bell time is at 7:30.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Birthdays: Ric Flair (1949), Sean O?Haire (1971), Maria (1982), and Jack Gabriel (1983).
Today In Memoriam: Jack Lewis (1934), Danny Prickett (58, 2004), Bill Mack (69, 2004), Jeff Barnes (23, 2006), and Tracey Richards (50, 2007).
All-Star Wrestling and KOCOSports.com present “Holla Back” on February 28 at Town Square located behind Chili’s on 3021 US 19 in Spring Hill, FL. Doors open at 6:30pm and official bell time is at 7pm. All tickets are $5. Advertised: ASW Heavyweight Championship: Joshua Masters (c) w/Fetish vs. Eddie Taurus, in a match where anything goes. Alex Decay w/ “Hollywood Horror” Jude MacKenzie vs. Sideshow. In a tag team grudge match, Aaron Epic & ASW Kombat Champion “Essential” Eric Cooper w/ George Martel vs. Nooie Lee & ASW Cruiserweight Champion Shane Swyft. In a special attraction, “Outlaw” Dave Logan vs. the returning Ray Beez. Also advertised: Da’ Biff, Simon Sez, The Lifesavers, Jude Mackenzie, James Morrison, Evan Starsmore, and more. Special guest ring announcer will be Shannon Rose.
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.
FEBRUARY 25, 1922 (SATURDAY) ? SAVANNAH, GA ? SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman ? Promoter) > Nick Daviscourt and Wladek Zbyszko wrestled to a draw at 75:00
FEBRUARY 25, 1930 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Fox defeated Paul Harper > Paul Jones defeated Milo Steinborn / Notes: It was reported that 3,500 were in attendance for this card.
FEBRUARY 25, 1935 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? NEW COLISEUM (Jack Browning ? Promoter) > Speck Hamilton defeated Cleo Bell > Speck Hamilton defeated Charlie Fairbrother > Pat Newman defeated Rudy Strongberg (2-0) > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* defeated Jim Hesslyn / Notes: It was reported that 2,300 were in attendance for this card. Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since May 9, 1933.
FEBRUARY 25, 1936 (TUESDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones defeated Leo Numa > Battle Royal: Babe Zaharias and George Mansur (Co-Winners) Rudy Strongberg, Jack Warner and Jack Kennedy also participated > Babe Zaharias defeated George Mansur / Notes: Paul Jones substituted for Dorv Roche in the match with Leo Numa. Jack Warner substituted for Ernie Zeller in the battle royal. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.
FEBRUARY 25, 1944 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Red Devil defeated Al Massey > Joe Marsh & Roy Mitchell defeated Don Lee & Otto Schnabel > Jack Miller and Al Galento wrestled to a draw
FEBRUARY 25, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) ? MARIETTA, GA ? LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Singer versus Jack Blackstock > Joe Estes versus Bob Shipp > Tommy Ward versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 25, 1949 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long defeated Jack LaRue by disqualification > Don McIntyre defeated Rebel Russell > Nick Carter & Dick Lever defeated Chris & Babe Zaharias by disqualification > The Golden Terror defeated Thor Morgan / Notes: Dick Lever substituted for Earl Wampler to team with Nick Carter in the match with Chris & Babe Zaharias. Jack Sharkey was the special referee for the match between Thor Morgan and the Golden Terror. Earl Wampler managed the Golden Terror.
FEBRUARY 25, 1964 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Chief War Cloud defeated Paul Adams > Midget Tag Team Match: Lord Littlebrook & Chief Little Hawk defeated Hans & Fritz Katzenjammer > Bob Morrow versus Johnny Bruce ruled a no contest
FEBRUARY 25, 1966 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rip Tyler defeated Jack Vansky > Al Costello defeated Tony Nero > The Mysterious Medics defeated Bob Armstrong & Derrell Cochran > Louie Tillet and Chin Lee wrestled to a draw > World Tag Team Title Match: Eric & Karl Von Brauner* versus Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner. The Von Brauners had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Al Costello & Louie Tillet on February 11, 1966, in Atlanta. Freddie Blassie managed Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle. It was announced that Buddy Fuller, Johnny Kace, and Klondike Bill would be wrestling on the card on March 4, 1966.
FEBRUARY 25, 1967 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Enrique Torres defeated Gorilla Marconi > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Bobby Hart & Ramon Torres > Nick Kozak defeated Nick Adams / Notes: This was for the ?Live Atlanta Wrestling? television program hosted by Ed Capral.
FEBRUARY 25, 1969 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Corsica Jean > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Joe Turco > The Professional defeated Jim Wilson > Alberto Torres defeated Paul DeMarco
FEBRUARY 25, 1972 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Koa Tiki defeated Oki Shikina > Klondike Bill and Mr. X wrestled to a draw > Buddy Colt defeated Jimmy Dancing Bear > Billy Spears versus Roberto Soto ruled a no contest > Dick Steinborn, Bill Dromo & El Mongol defeated Bepo Mongol & the Assassins by disqualification / Notes: Dick Steinborn participated in an autograph session for fans. Assassin #1 managed Bepo Mongol and Mr. X.
FEBRUARY 25, 1975 (TUESDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears and Danny Little Bear wrestled to a draw > Roger Kirby defeated Roberto Soto > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Robert Fuller & Don Muraco* defeated Jerry Lawler & the Mongolian Stomper > Toru Tanaka defeated Bill Watts > Bob Armstrong defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka and Assassin #2.
FEBRUARY 25, 1977 (FRIDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Bill Howard > Bob Backlund defeated Scott Irwin > Black Atlas defeated the French Angel > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Lars Anderson > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2* to win title > Lights Out Match (No DQ / No TL): Abdullah the Butcher versus the Mongolian Stomper / Notes: Abdullah the Butcher and the Mongolian Stomper were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Lars Anderson was billed as a mystery opponent for the match with Thunderbolt Patterson. J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel.
FEBRUARY 25, 1978 (SATURDAY) ? ATLANTA, GA ? WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Atlas defeated Dr. Hammer > Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt defeated Adrian Adonis & Eddie Griffin > Tommy Rich defeated Butch Malone > Tape: Billy Graham versus Don Serrano > Lars Anderson defeated Ted Allen / Notes: This was taped for the ?Georgia Championship Wrestling? television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt. Andre the Giant also appeared on this episode. It was announced that Jack Brisco, Billy Graham, Bill Watts, and Harley Race would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
FEBRUARY 25, 1979 (SUNDAY) ? MACON, GA ? MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau & Pierre Lefebvre defeated Frank Dusek & Rick Oliver > Tommy Rich defeated Blackjack Lanza > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Kurt Von Hess > Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ole Anderson > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Stan Hansen & the Masked Superstar defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: This card was originally scheduled for February 18, but was postponed due to a major snowstorm in the area. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.
FEBRUARY 25, 1980 (MONDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Genichiro Tenryu defeated Dutch Mantell > Tony Atlas defeated Killer Khan > Battle Royal: Tony Atlas (Winner) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr., by disqualification > Tommy Rich, Ole & Lars Anderson versus Ivan Koloff, Alexis Smirnoff & Baron Von Raschke > Lumberjack Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Austin Idol / Notes: Tommy Rich, Ole & Lars Anderson and Ivan Koloff, Alexis Smirnoff & Baron Von Raschke were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan and Abdullah the Butcher. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
FEBRUARY 25, 1983 (FRIDAY) ? HUNTINGTON, WV ? HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL FIELD HOUSE (Les Thatcher ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buck Robley defeated Joe Lightfoot > Bob Roop defeated Tom Prichard > Paul Ellering & Buzz Sawyer defeated Paul Orndorff & Tito Santana > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik > Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff > Bunkhouse Match: Stan Hansen defeated Ole Anderson
FEBRUARY 25, 1984 (SATURDAY) ? AUGUSTA, GA ? RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben ? Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse Barr versus Johnny Rich > Stan Hansen versus Nikolai Volkoff > Ted DiBiase versus Brad Armstrong > Brett Sawyer & King Kong Bundy versus the Road Warriors / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Paul Ellering managed 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, and Richard O?Sullivan.