On Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM EST
SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 08/07/2008
NEWS and NOTES
Peach State Pandemonium featured Tito Santana and A.J. Styles on Wednesday night. Click here for the archive. Next week we will be joined by current NWA North American Heavyweight Champion Mike DiBiase. We will also head back into the Wayback Machine with Bobby Simmons.
WTGA 101 FM in Thomaston erroneously reported that a wrestler died shortly after performing on a benefit show at the Thomaston Civic Center on August 1. Timothy Daniel Redman, 34, was found dead on Saturday morning after working security and at the concession stand Friday night. He was not a pro wrestler.
However, Redman was the brother-in-law of wrestler and current NWA Anarchy referee, D. L. Norris, who promoted the show in Thomaston as a benefit for Abel Manejo, a fellow officer at the Burrus Correctional Facility. It was noted at the show that Redman did not appear well. He had complained of vomiting and difficulty with urination. He was staying at Norris' home, and it was Norris that found him dead on Saturday morning. Redman's body has been sent to the state crime lab for autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Tickets for the following World Wrestling Entertainment events go on sale tomorrow: September 15 in Montgomery, AL, at the Garrett Coliseum, September 15 in Memphis, TN, at the FedEx Forum, andSeptember 22 in Cincinnati, OH, at the US Bank Arena.
WWE has announced the following events: September 29 in Stevens Point, WI, at the Quandt Fieldhouse; October 27 in Tucson, AZ, at the Tucson Convention Center; November 17 in Atlanta, GA, at Philips Arena; and December 14 in Buffalo, NY, at the HSBC Arena for the Armageddon PPV.
Great Championship Wrestling returns to Phenix City, AL, tonight at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex with two title matches headlining the card. Advertised: GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones defends his title against Micah Taylor and in a GCW Tag Team Title Match. It's Bull Buchanan & Scotty Beach (c) vs. Murder One & Orion Bishop (with Wicked Nemesis). Also, in a special challenge match, J-Rod takes on Johnny Swinger. Bell time is 7:30 pm. For reserved seating call (334) 664-1780.
Supercade Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Wellford, SC, tonight. The doors will open at 6:00 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:00. Tickets are $7 or 3 for $20. Children 5 and under get in free of charge.
Gimmicks Only Grappling Underground Entertainment will present “2 Hot 2 Handle” at Iron Horse in Apex, NC, on August 9. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Bell time 8:00 PM. Advertised: Exotic Aloyisus Street takes on Gouge Champion Leroye Greene. Sean Cruise battles North Carolina Champion Wallabee Joe. Kofo Jabba with Count Grog goes against Otto Schwanz. Seymour Snott will mix it up with the Trailer Park Model. Surfer Jay Odyssey takes on The Goat, and in tag team action the KrazyKiller Klowns face off against The Masked Magician & Anthony Sean Sharp.
Gouge will also be at Vintage 21 in Raleigh, NC, on August 22. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Bell time 8:00 PM. Advertised: Leroy Greene takes on Captain Black Sparrow. Eskimo Joe battles Charlie Dreamer. Wallabee Joe goes head to head against Vinnie Damooche, plus a special three-way tag team match featuring Cowboy Willie Watts & Blackjack Billy Watts, Seymour Snott & Otto Schwanz, The Trailer Park Model & Frankie Fontaine, and the Krazy Killer Klowns.
Today in Memoriam: Ed ‘Strangler’ Lewis (76, 1966), Jonathan Boyd (56, 1999), and Therese Theis (68, 1999).
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.
AUGUST 7, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Young Londos defeated Jimmy Hope > Sammy Miller defeated Bill Crussell > George Romanoff defeated Ripper Reeves / Notes: It was reported that 1,600 were in attendance for this card.
AUGUST 7, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > Bill Kaiser versus Robert Owens > Eddie Wagner versus Bill Ward > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 7, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD PARK FIGHT ARENA (Bill Corley – Promoter) > Roy Stewart versus Jay Dickson > Johnnie Mooneyham versus the Masked Marvel > Eddie Elzea defeated Fred Lassiter / Notes: Aside from the match between Eddie Elzea and Fred Lassiter, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. A later report says that the Masked Marvel took on and defeated two opponents at the same time.
AUGUST 7, 1933 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart – Promoter) > Roy Lumpkin defeated Dick Lever > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* and Leo Alexander wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Ernest Germany defeated R.C. Bryant / Notes: Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since May 9, 1933.
AUGUST 7, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Hugh Winn versus Son Almand > Sammy Miller versus Eddie Stecher > Lloyd Brown versus Pat O’Brien / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The winner of the match between Lloyd Brown and Pat O’Brien was to face the Georgia Lightweight Champion at a later date. Harry Nixon was credited as being a referee for this card.
AUGUST 7, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ALBANY, GA – SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > John Mauldin defeated Totem Pole Anderson by disqualification > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Pedro Torres / Notes: It was reported that this card was the first held in Albany in at least twelve years.
AUGUST 7, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Cox and Chief Chewacki wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Dick Raines defeated Karl Davis at 28:00 (2-1) > Orville Brown and Frank Speer wrestled to a draw
AUGUST 7, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Sammy Miller versus Harry O’Kelley > Billy Rayburn versus Don Rainey > Bill Collins versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 7, 1937 (SATURDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Mike Cassidy > Baron Von Hoffman versus Young Londos > Jack Layden versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 7, 1939 (MONDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Boxing Match: Bill Collins versus the Skull (1) / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 7, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Thurman Copley – Promoter) > The Shadow defeated John Mauldin > Dick Lever and Joe Marsh wrestled to a draw > Jack Dillon defeated Johnny Long
AUGUST 7, 1950 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney defeated Buddy Knox by disqualification > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Mae Young (2-0) > Don McIntyre defeated Bibber McCoy / Notes: Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938.
AUGUST 7, 1950 (MONDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Karl Kowalski & Honey Boy Hannigan defeated Jack Coulter & Benny Becker > Pat O'Hara defeated Joe Estes > Jack Bloomfield defeated Pat Murphy
AUGUST 7, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter versus Tarzan Hewitt > Jackie Fargo versus Wild Man Zimm > Johnny Valentine versus Danny Dusek > Handicap Match: Don & Red McIntyre defeated Buddy Rogers by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Don & Red McIntyre and Buddy Rogers, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
AUGUST 7, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrien Baillargeon & Charley Laye versus Skull Murphy & Gypsy Joe > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Dickie Gunkel* to win title / Notes: Adrien Baillargeon & Charley Laye and Skull Murphy & Gypsy Joe were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Dickie Gunkel had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on July 31, 1959, in Atlanta.
AUGUST 7, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Storm versus Jack Dillon > Jack Bence & Frank Morgan versus Johnny Reid & Bill Alexander > Man versus Animal Match: Gypsy Joe defeated Terrible Ted / Notes: Aside from the match between Gypsy Joe and Terrible Ted, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
AUGUST 7, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Murphy and Pedro Godoy went to a 20:00 draw > Chief Crazy Horse defeated Jack Dillon > Chief Little Eagle defeated Mr. Moto > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Choo-Choo Lynn ruled a no contest / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.
AUGUST 7, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Len McKennon defeated Jackie Young by disqualification > Dick Barkley & Randy Curtis defeated Bob Shipp & Red Dugan > Johnny Hipps & Tarzan White defeated Honey Boy Hannigan & the Green Hornet
AUGUST 7, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Destroyer defeated Lester Welch > Greg Peterson and Wildman Phillips wrestled to a draw > Wilbur Snyder defeated Paul DeGaulle > Eddie Graham defeated Randy Roper > Joe Scarpa versus Dick the Bruiser ruled a no contest > Sputnik Monroe defeated Buddy Fuller
AUGUST 7, 1965 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Handicap Match: Nick Kozak defeated Tarzan Baxter & Corsica Joe > Dutch Savage defeated Greg Peterson > Jesse James defeated Jack Vansky / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.
AUGUST 7, 1965 (SATURDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated Corsica Joe > Dutch Savage defeated Greg Peterson > Benny Matta and Pepe Gomez wrestled to a draw / Notes: 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.
AUGUST 7, 1965 (SATURDAY) – CARROLLTON, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson versus Corsica Jean > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus Wildman Phillips & the Mongolian > Dutch Savage versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
AUGUST 7, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Vansky versus Pepe Gomez > Jesse James versus Corsica Joe > Benny Matta versus Gene Dubois > Nick Kozak versus Mario Galento / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 7, 1968 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco versus Bob Armstrong > Johnny Walker versus Guillotine Gordon > Mario Galento versus the Professional > Bill Dromo & Butcher Vachon versus Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard.
AUGUST 7, 1969 (THURSDAY) – ATHENS, GA – J & J CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & the Professional defeated the Assassins by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that Bill Dromo was injured during the match where he teamed with the Professional against the Assassins.
AUGUST 7, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Tim Geohagen > Alberto Torres defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Ron & Robert Fuller defeated Homer O’Dell & Karl Von Stroheim > Bobby Shane defeated Rocket Monroe > Ray Gunkel, Doug Gilbert & El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt & the Assassins / Notes: Derrell Cochran and Tim Geohagen were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Homer O’Dell managed Karl Von Stroheim. Charlie Smith and Eddie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.
AUGUST 7, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Assassin #1 and El Mongol wrestled to a draw > Big John and Klondike Bill wrestled to a draw > George Scott defeated Guillotine Gordon / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.
AUGUST 7, 1982 (SATURDAY) – ROME, GA (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Iron Sheik defeated Roy Rogers > Buzz Sawyer defeated Tom Prichard > The Super Destroyer defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > The Wild Samoans defeated the Freebirds / Notes: Sonny King managed the Wild Samoans.
AUGUST 7, 1983 (SUNDAY) – CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Rood and Mr. Wrestling wrestled to a draw > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Bob Roop > The Road Warriors defeated Brett Wayne & Ron Garvin by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Bill Irwin > Pez Whatley defeated Buzz Sawyer by countout > Larry Zbyszko defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Cage Match: Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer 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, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.
Devin Cutting sent this in:
The Sandman, Tatanka, Eugene, Scotty 2 Hotty, Joey Mercury, Test and Gangrel will be appearing at the American Wrestling Rampage events in Bratislava, Slovakia on November 16th and Kosice, Slovakia on November 17th. Go to http://www.steelarena.sk/_obrazky/full/28/764.jpg for full info and http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows around the world.
CHIKARA sent this in:
*CHIKARA returns to Reading, PA tomorrow night!*
Tomorrow night, we're making our return to the Riverside in Reading -
and it's a one night stand! We said goodbye to the Riverside in 2007, but with the sudden close of our Hellertown venue, we had no choice but to spend the evening with our old pals in Reading. On August 9th, the whole CHIKARA gang will roll back into Berks County with 8 epic bouts including:
~*For the Campeonatos de Parejas!*~
*Incoherence* (champions) vs. *The Sea Donsters* (challengers)
~*Six-Man Tag Action!*~
*Las Chivas* & *Lince Dorado *vs. *F.I.S.T.*
*Vin Gerard* (YLC Champion) vs. *Worker Ant*
~*First Time Ever!*~
*Fire Ant *vs. *Jimmy Olsen*
~*Tag Team Action!*~
*Super Smash Bros.* vs. *The Osirian Portal*
*Mike Quackenbush* vs. *Shane Storm*
Based on comments by *Mitch Ryder* of the Fabulous Two (which you can
see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuHU5u2Ex8Y) in response to the challenge of *Claudio Castagnoli*, it looks like Ryder and Castagnoli make for the 7th match on the card. Also in action tomorrow night will be the crazed trucker *Brodie Lee*.
Right now, our July event "*Tragedy and Triumph*" is up for sale on
the Smart Mark Video site http://smartmarkvideo.com/home.php! It comes complete with all 9 matches from the event, as well as 8 backstage interviews, and additional bonus materials! All that, and a new, original cover by artist Marco D'Alfonso! Support CHIKARA by buying our official releases, available *only* at Smart Mark Video!
* Advance tickets for upcoming live events (including tomorrow's return to Reading) are **on sale until 6:00 pm
**! Visit our online store and pick up your copy of the brand new third issue of the CHIKARA comic book (Season 7, Volume 3)!*
*"All That Glitters"* *8.9.2008 -** Saturday Evening*
*Live @ The Riverside Beneficial Assoc.!*
1742 Pear Street
in Reading, PA!
*The action begins at 7:30 pm!*
*"Vanity and Violence"*
*8.10.2008 -** Sunday Afternoon*
*Live @ The ECW Arena/New Alhambra!*
7 W. Ritner Street
in South Philly, PA!
*The action begins at 4:00 pm!*
*"La Loteria Letal"*
*9.6.2008 -** Saturday Evening*
*Live @ The Palmer Community Center!*
4100 Green Pond Road
in Easton, PA!
*The action begins at 7:00 pm!*
*"Style and Substance"*
*9.7.2008 *-* Sunday Afternoon*
*Live @ The ECW Arena/New Alhambra!*
7 W. Ritner Street
in South Philly, PA!
*The action begins at 4:00 pm!*
*"The Artistic Pursuit of Being Yourself"*
*9.20.2008 *-* Saturday Evening*
*Live @ The Streamwood Park District Community Center!*
777 S. Bartlett Rd.
in Streamwood, IL!
*The action begins at 7:00 pm!*
Joe Dombrowski sent this in:
THIS MONDAY: PWO WRESTLELUTION DVD & TV INFO ANNOUNCED!
It was a historic afternoon on Sunday, August 3 as 1,034 PWO fans flocked to the Plain Dealer Pavilion for the biggest show in Pro Wrestling Ohio history, Wrestlelution. The atmosphere, the emotion, the drama, and the action were all taken to a new level as the entire PWO roster put it all on the line for titles, pride, adulation, and respect.
This Monday evening, PWO will officially announce details on how you will be able to experience Wrestlelution all over again. Whether you want to re-live the memories, or experience it for the very first time, this Monday evening Pro Wrestling Ohio will officially announce your opportunity.
This Monday, the PWO Wrestlelution DVD will officially be available for pre-order, with a few special added bonuses sure to make Wrestlelution a hot commodity and collector's item.
Pro Wrestling Ohio will also announce the date in which footage from Wrestlelution will premiere on PWO TV exclusively on Sports Time Ohio.
Check back to www.pwowrestling.com and www.myspace.com/prowrestlingohio this Monday evening for all the information on how you can re-live PWO's most historic event to date!
NRPW sent this in:
Wrestling Superstar Dustin Rhodes Defects to NRPW
& Hottie Sunny Lane Joins the Federation!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(South Florida, USA and Porn Valley, CA) August 6, 2008 – In yet another huge announcement, the NRPW professional wrestling federation reveals the latest signing of two big stars: Dustin Rhodes and Sunny Lane will be joining Not Rated Professional Wrestling!
Rhodes, the former WWE star known as Goldust (any wrestling fan from the 90s knows that character well!), is also the son of wrestling legend Dusty “The American Dream” Rhodes. He started out in the World Wrestling Federation, then jumped ships back and forth between WWE and the WCW. As Goldust (draped in a black and gold jumpsuit, robe, and long, flowing blonde wigs), Dustin is also known for hilarious, comedic send-ups (stuttering like crazy), many of which have already been seen by hundreds of thousands of YouTube viewers. Fans will recall that Dustin also performed as Black Reign with TNA.
After a year of negotiations, NRPW chief Craig Valentine can’t wait for Dustin to get in the ring! “This is a brand new character for Dustin, one that’s sure to top the list of all the gimmicks ever played out,” says Valentine.
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