Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12:28 AM EST
GEORGIA WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/06/2008
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling runs in Carrollton, GA, tonight at the VFW Fairgrounds, beginning at 6:00 PM. Call (770) 355-5742 for more info. Ringside seats are $10, while general admission is $8. Advertised: Bull Buchanan versus the Super Destroyer for the SECW Heavyweight Title; Bob Armstrong, Tommy Rich & Buff Bagwell versus Steve Lawler, Chick Donavan & Bulldog Raines; Billy Love versus the Nightmare in a hair versus mask match; Melissa Coates versus Bambi for the SECW Women’s Title; Frankie Valentine versus El Mexicano in an ironman match; and Adrian Hawkins & Kyle Matthews versus Sal Rinauro & a mystery partner. (Rich Tate)
Georgia Wrestling Promotions New Year’s Revolutions results from Woodstock, GA, at the Cherokee Recreation Center on January 4: The Regular Guys retained the GWP Southern Tag Title over Shaun Tempers & Iceberg via disqualification; the Hollywood Brunettes defeated the Hellbillies; the “YouTube Champion" Jay Clinton (w/ Aaron Voight) over Kid Ego to retain his title; Jamar Acid over Frankie Valentine; the Super Destroyer over Andrew Pendleton III; and the Notorious D.O.G. over Josh Stone. It was reported that 80 were in attendance for this card. Jerry Nelms and Jeff Morton were credited as being referees.
GWP has moved their previously announced January 20 show to January 27, and from Cartersville, GA, altogether. The event instead will take place in Woodstock, GA, at the Hot Wheels Skate Center, with a bell time of 8:00 PM. Call (770) 296-5290 for more info. Advertised: Gangrel, the Masked Superstar, Bill Dundee, and Rick Steiner. (Larry Goodman)
There are no firm details yet, but All-Star Championship Wrestling promoter Rock Parsons has said that he is looking to present a show in Macon, GA, next month. The last show the southern regional promotion promoted in Georgia was in September. An announced card in October was cancelled. He is also hoping to come back to Carrollton in the near future, as well as other towns around Georgia. Parsons currently has events slated in Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia, and claims there are twenty-two weeks worth of television taped. He says it is already airing elsewhere, and he is negotiating to have the program broadcast in Georgia very soon. (Mick N. Brawler)
United Wrestling League, a promotion based in Piedmont, AL, about thirty-five miles from the Georgia border, is set to kick off on March 8 at the Piedmont Civic Center, with a bell time of 7:30 PM. Tickets, which can be purchased through their website beginning January 7, are priced at $12 for ringside. General admission is $10, and children 12 and under get in for $3. More details to come as the show nears. (Mick N. Brawler)
Neither Nore Havoc or Sean Casey were at the Southern All-Star Wrestling show in Millersville, TN, Friday night, so two of the matches advertised on the SAW website (Casey versus Andrews, Havoc versus luck of the draw for the TV title) did not take place. Click here for a report from the show, and here for a report from today’s broadcast. Austin Creed from the Total Nonstop Action’s Bound for Glory and NWA Anarchy is booked for the Visionaries of Wrestling show at SAW Arena on 1/12. Also listed for that show are Adrian Hawkins and Kyle Matthews from NWA Anarchy, Jason Static and Arrick Andrews. Ugene cut a promo after the show in the direction that he was coming back to SAW. Mikey Dunn of ASW is doing a benefit for Gypsy Joe in Tullahoma, TN, on 1/26. Reverend Dan Wilson from NWA Anarchy will be working that show. Joe is Wilson’s uncle. (Larry Goodman)
In recent days, it has been reported that the families of Chris and Nancy Benoit have reached an agreement on terms of how to settle the estate matters since the June 2007 tragedy. Apparently, both sides have agreed to split the estate in half, only after both have spent an estimated $600,000 in legal fees to do so. According to sources, nothing has been signed, but appropriate paperwork is being drafted. (Mick N. Brawler)
Dr. Phil C. Astin III has been granted permission to work by U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker. Although he will continue to be under house arrest, it was determined he should be able to work in order to provide for his two young children. Astin will be under the employ of Strickland’s Towing Service. He will be allowed to tow cars for the company within a thirty-mile radius of the shop, and must return home at the end of each work day by 5:30 PM. He will also be expected to be able to produce pay stubs and show documentation of how he provides for the children. (Mick N. Brawler)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Gladys Gillem (87) and Jacqueline Moore (44) today.
Mario Galento died on this day in 1989. He was 74.
On this day in 1992, Ralph Pulley died from cancer at the age of 36.
Today marks the ninth anniversary of the death of Joe Christie, who passed away from a heart attack at 82.
1888: John Muhler, managed by Mr. Hopper, defeated Greek George in a mixed-styles match in Savannah. It was reported that one of the styles used in the match between included Ross’ specialty, the Side Hold, and that the two men had a side bet of $250 on the match. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
1905: M.J. Dwyer defeated Charles Leonhardt in a mixed Greco-Roman / Catch-as-Catch-Can match at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
1927: Strangler Lewis, managed by Billy Sandow, defeated Cliff Binkley in two straight falls in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter John Contos. It was reported that 2,000 were in attendance for this card.
1937: Lee Meyers defeated Buddy Knox in two straight falls in the main event at the New Coliseum in Augusta for promoter Bill Metzger.
1939: We do not have results for this match, but Jack McAdams was scheduled to defend the Southern Light Heavyweight Title against Bad Boy Brown at the Warren Arena in Atlanta for promoters Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby.
1950: Johnny Long & Nick Carter defeated Jack LaRue & Joe Marsh in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Following the match, LaRue chased Long down the aisle and decked him when they were on the stage, knocking Long down the steps.
1956: Roger Mackay & Jackie Nichols defeated Freddie & Billy Blassie to win the World Tag Team Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.
1960: Johnny Weaver defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification in the main event at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.
1961: Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie in a main event match that featured both men wrestling in tuxedos at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Also, Don Leo Jonathan defeated Danny Miller & Chief Little Eagle in a semi-main event handicap match. In addition, Bill Dromo & Maria Perez defeated Gypsy Joe & the Fabulous Moolah. Dromo also participated in an autograph session for fans.
1964: Joe Scarpa and Tarzan Tyler wrestled to a draw in the main event at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Steve Manderson.
1967: Buddy Fuller defeated Leo Garibaldi in a no disqualification main event match at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.
1970: Doug Gilbert, Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Paul DeMarco, Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.
1975: Ken Patera defeated Assassin #2, managed by Rock Hunter, in a main event Texas death match at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben.
1976: Dick Slater defeated Rock Hunter in a main event Texas death match at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Moondog Mayne was barred from the building during the match.
1977: Rufus R. Jones defeated US Heavyweight Champion Blackjack Mulligan by disqualification in a title match at the Savannah Civic Center for Jim Crockett Promotions promoter Aaron Newman. Also, Dino Bravo & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Randy & Lanny Poffo to retain the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title. It was reported that 1,100 were in attendance for this card.
1978: Stan Hansen defeated Dusty Rhodes to win $2,500 in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Hansen and Rhodes were the last men in the ring at the end of a battle royal, so their match determined the winner of the purse. Others participating in the battle royal were Abdullah the Butcher, Dick Slater, Jacques Goulet, Randy Savage, Mr. Wrestling #2, Tony Atlas, Pak Song, and Jerry Stubbs. Also, Pepper LaBianca won a $1,500 battle royal that included Toni Rose, the Fabulous Moolah, Tippi Wells, Suzette Ferrier, Joyce Grable, and Vivian St. John. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah and Song.
Greg DeMarco sent this in:
IZW & RPW Titles Unified on January 5
Greg DeMarco (The host of IZW Impulse)
A capacity crowd witnessed a history making even on January 5, 2008 at the Broadway Recreation Center in Mesa, Arizona as the NWA-Arizona championships were unified with the IZW championships in front o fa standing room only crowd. It couldn't have been more fitting that the most important matches in Arizona wrestling history were contested in front of the most vocal crowd IZW or RPW ever witnessed.
The first unification match of the evening saw Arizona veterans Native Blood (Navajo Warrior & Ghostwalker) overcome the antics of the 602 Wrecking Crew (Jacob "The Riot" Herzberg & "The Irish Hand Grenade" Marty Murphy) to regain the IZW Tag Team championships and capture the vacant NWA-Arizona Tag Team titles. The rookies were impressive once again in the biggest match of either of their careers, but the veterans were too much for them to handle as Native Blood finished the evening with both tag team championships. Seeing Native Blood backstage, it was obvious they had been through a fight, and that this isn't the last time they'll have to deal with the 602 Wrecking Crew.
In the show's main event, "XXX" Lawrence Tyler successfully defended the NWA-Arizona Heavyweight championship (a title that he has never lost since August 12, 2006 when he became the first ever NWA-Arizona champion), and regained the IZW World Heavyweight championship for a record 4th time when he pinned "The Hawaiian Lion" John Williams. Both men pulled out all the stops in this outrageous battle, as Lion took the action into the stands, hitting "XXX" with several Lion Chops amongst the crowd in the bleachers. LT didn't hold back either, using brass knuckles to finish the IZW champion off and capture the two biggest titles in all of Arizona. If you thought Lawrence Tyler was difficult to deal with, his interview after the match proved that this is just the beginning for the Arizona's unified heavyweight champion, who promises to be bigger, badder, and more in your face in 2008.
In other news, "The New York Giant" AJ Summers pinned "The Feature Presentation" Jay Garland by flying 15 feet across the ring with a frog splash to win the IZW Invitational Tournament final that also included "Everybody's Favorite Brazilian" Antonio Mestre. For AJ, with just one year of active competition, this is a huge breakout win that will only propel him upward in his career in IZW. Lucha Reigns pinned Mucha Reigns following a Springboard Shirinui, forcing his former partner to unmask in front of all of the IZW faithful that once rooted for the young team as IZW Tag Team champions. Also, Lehi David Smith's rant in the middle of the ring was interrupted by Redrum (TNA's Rellik), who proceeded to destroy LDS, much to the delight of the sold-out Broadway Recreation Center.
1. Johnny Dynamite defeated Country Bear
2. Skull & Bones ("Miracle" Mike James & Dread Pirate Bernie) beat Ryan Lynch & James Freeman
3. Erica D'Erico pinned Violet Flame
4. Redrum (TNA's Rellik) demolished Lehi Davd Smith
5. Fearless Jack Bull's promised stunt was interrupted by IZW Board of Director's representative Strangler Steve King and and attack by "The Limited Edition" Tommy Drake
6. Lucha Reigns pinned Mucha Reigns in a Mask vs. Mask match, forcing Mucha to unmask
7. "The New York Giant" AJ Summers defeated "The Feature Presentation" Jay Garland and "Everybody's Favorite Brazilian" Antonio Mestre in a 3-Way Dance to win the IZW Invitational Tournament
8. Native Blood (Navajo Warrior & Ghostwalker) defeated The 602 Wrecking Crew (Jacob "The Riot" Herzberg & "The Irish Hand Grenade" Marty Murphy) to unify the IZW and NWA Arizona Tag Team Championships
9. "XXX" Lawrence Tyler pinned "The Hawaiian Lion" John Williams to unify the IZW World and NWA-Arizona Heavyweight championships
All of the action, and so much more, will be covered in an upcoming episode of IZW Impulse, which can be seen at http://www.risingphoenixwrestling.com/impulse.html. For more information, visit http://www.impactzonewrestling.com. IZW returns to action Tuesday night, January 15th at The Sets in Tempe, Arizona.
Steven Ashe sent this in:
NSW/LLW/LLWA Bye Bye Unit 13 Results
NSW/LLW/LLWA Bye Bye Unit 13
Ring Announcer: the wizard of id
Referees: Jon Turnip, Dave Dread, Sean Cassidy
Results credit: Badass & Gordo
The Show opened with a 13 Bell salute while competitors for the Battle Royal stood in the ring. Wizard announced that everyone in the ring, which included him & the two officials, were in the Battle Royal.
1) Battle Royal - Final 2 competitors face NSW Tag Champs, The Gym Rats, in the Main event:
Winners: "The Motion Picture" Ethan Page & Referee Sean Cassidy.
Other Participants: Josh Alexander, Dan Magnum, Mike Alias, Sebastian Suave, Referee Jon Turnip, wizard of id, Adam Cage, Adam Armor, "Precise" Paul Wright, "The Sport" Jessy Jones, Samoa Moe, Logan Savage, Black Serpent, "Impact" Eddie Osbourne, Homeless Bob & Darkstone
After the match, The Gym Rats suggested that they make the Main Event a 4-way match. Page & Cassidy agreed.
2) Dan Magnum def "Precise" Paul Wright by pinfall after a vicious piledriver.
3) 3-WAy Match:
BJ Stardom def Samoa Moe & Jessy Jones when he pinned Moe
Highlight of match was Stardom & Jones wrestling in slow motion.
4) Handicap Match:
Wraith & Mercy def Homeless Bob
After the match, Bob was attacked by St Stephen Elias
5) "Impact" Eddie Osbourne def Darkstone in the comedy match of the night.
6) Josh Alexander & Black Serpent def Sebastian Suave & Mike Alias with a double pin on Alias
7) No DQ Falls Count Anywhere Elimination Match:
Steve Brown vs Timothy Dalton w/ Kyle Davenport vs Logan Savage. Originally slated to be Dalton vs Savage, the bout became a 3-way elimination when Brown entered seconds before the bell.
Savage eliminated Brown by pinfall after a powerslam onto a pile of chairs.
Dalton pinned Savage after a running double kneedrop put Savage through a desk.
Winner: Timothy Dalton
8) 4-Way Match:
"The Motion Picture" Ethan Page def Sean Cassidy, Alex York & Scotty O'Shea when he pinned Cassidy.
This match was totally insane!