'Georgia Wrestling History' for 1/31, ACW, CHIKARA, Stro, NHPW, PWS

Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 4:01 PM EST



Great Championship Wrestling has two shows this week. Tonight at 7:30, matches get underway at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL. Doors open at 6:45. GCW Heavyweight Champion Johnny Swinger, with Quentin Michaels in his corner, will put the title on the line against David Young and Bull Buchanan in a three-way match. GCW returns to Macon on February 2, with a bell time of 7:30. This event will be held at the Frank Johnson Rec Center. Doors open at 6:45. Swinger is scheduled to defend the title against Buchanan, but of course that is dependent on the outcome of tonight’s title match. A.J. Steele is slated to put the GCW Interstate Heavyweight Title up against Zero Tolerance. (Brian Slack)

Southern States Championship Wrestling will be in Enigma, GA, at the Enigma Gym on Highway 82 East on February 2. Bell time is 7:30, and all tickets are $2: SSCW Tag Team Championship: Champions "New Radical Nation"(Soldier and Rogers) versus The Gansta Nation; SSCW Women’s Championship - Best 2 out of 3 Falls: Champion Samantha Steel versus Jelena; SSCW Southern Heritage Championship: Champion "Rock n Roll" Chris Turner versus Rouge; "Dynamite" Scotty Biggs versus Mad Dog Miller; and JT Taylor versus "Big Nasty" Bryan Fury. Also on hand will be SSCW Champion Jarrod Michaels, The Soviet, Tommy Flight and others. (Brian Slack)

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling runs in Carrollton, GA, on February 10 at the VFW Fairgrounds, beginning at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:00. Ringside seats are $10, and all other tickets are $8. Call (770) 355-5742 for more info. Advertised: Bull Buchanan & Buff Bagwell versus Steve Lawler & Bulldog Raines; the Nightmare versus the Super Destroyer in a no disqualification match; Tommy Rich versus Billy Love; Scotty Blaze & Kid Ego versus the Southside Trash; Adrian Hawkins & Vordell Walker versus Will Owens & Sal Rinauro; and Kyle Matthews versus the Eliminator. (Rich Tate)

On February 23, Southern Classic Wrestling is back at Big Dog Billiards in Sandersville, GA. Doors open at 7:00 and the matches start at 8:00. Kids 5 and under get in free, ages 6-12 are $3 admission, and all other tickets are $6. The main event scheduled is a six-man match featuring The VIP (Tommy Lee, Big Bank Barfield & Matt Mercer) versus Bobby Joiner, TW James & Flatline. 2 BAD (Jamie Holmes & Conner Cruze) are going to defend the SCW Georgia Tag Team Title against Adam & Eric Stanton in the semi-main event. One other title match is advertised, with Loco Motive putting the SCW Georgia Heritage Title on the line against Rick Michaels. Other matches include The Masked Nightmare versus Frankie Valentine, The Freak versus Josh Stone, Greg Haze versus a mystery opponent hired by his uncle Ace Heffner, and a tag match featuring Chaos & Carnage (Chaos & Scotty Carmichael) versus The Foreign Legion (Juan Tequila & Prince Rhumma). For tickets and other info call 478-251-1332. (Brian Slack)


We received news this morning that Bob Rogers, a fan of more than fifty years, passed away early this morning. He had been attending Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling cards in the west Georgia area of late, but had been hospitalized. On December 30, SECW held a card to help with medical costs. Personally, I never met Bob, but there is little doubt he witnessed quite a bit of history dating back to the 1950s. I sure would have liked to have picked his brain a bit for some of his memories. On behalf of everyone at GWH, the Rogers family has our most sincere condolences. (Rich Tate)

Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas’ band, the Luchagors, will be playing at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, GA, on February 1. Check your local directories or the band’s site for more info. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Giant Gonzales, who turns 42 today.

The original Dutch Mantell died on this day in 1941, when cancer claimed him at 59.

Giant Baba also succumbed to cancer nine years ago today. He was 61.


1933: Jack Zarnas defeated Ralph DeLeon two falls to one in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber. Jim Clinstock was scheduled to wrestle Whitey Hewitt, but Clinstock failed to appear, prompting Atlanta City Boxing Commission Chairman John A. White to suspend Clinstock indefinitely. As a result, Weber asked that anyone bringing a ticket stub from this card would be admitted into the card on February 7, 1933. Of course, this is pro wrestling. Stay tuned.

1945: George Romanoff defeated Mr. X (Mike Chacoma) by disqualification in the main event at the Savannah Municipal Auditorium for promoters Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White.

1950: Red Dugan defeated Maurice Roberre in the main event in Dalton for promoter Fred Ward. Ward was not yet affiliated with Georgia Championship Wrestling. Nell Stewart & Cora Combs defeated Mae Young & Eva Lee in the semi-main event. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

1958: The Southern Heavyweight Champion Mighty Yankee (Roger Mackay) and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw in a title match at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Also, Ray Gunkel defeated Mike Paidousis in the semi-main event.

1961: Skull Murphy and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Bill Dromo & Derrell Cochran defeated Danny Miller & Gypsy Joe in the semi-main event.

1962: The Southern Tag Team Champion Assassins and Rito & Tito Carreon wrestled to a draw in a title match at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Also, Jerry Miller defeated the Masked Marvel. During the match, Miller removed the Marvel’s mask to identify him as Jack Vansky.

1964: Fritz Von Erich defeated the Mighty Hercules (Bobby Graham) in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Don McIntyre. Lorenzo Parente defeated Taro Myaki in the semi-main event. Also, Joe Scarpa, Tim Geohagen & Chief Little Eagle defeated Stan Stasiak, Red Steiner & Corsica Joe. It was announced that Bob Ellis, Red Roberts, and Lou Thesz would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

1967: Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Butcher Vachon & Gorilla Marconi in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1969: A main event match featuring Ray Gunkel, Buddy Fuller & El Mongol versus the Professional & the Assassins was ruled a no contest at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. It was reported that the NWA was investigating claims that the Pro had used a foreign object inside his mask against Mongol on January 24, 1969.

1970: Georgia Television Champion Nick Bockwinkel and Joe Scarpa wrestled to a draw at the WQXI Studios in Atlanta for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling" television program hosted by Ed Capral. It was reported that the Assassins had purchased the contract of Paul DeMarco from Homer O’Dell, and were willing to allow DeMarco out of the contract and become a free agent if he agreed to pay them a fee to do so.

1973: Bob Armstrong defeated Hiro Matsuda to win the Columbus Heavyweight Title at the Columbus Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Koa Tiki defeated Norvel Austin, managed by Jack Crawford, by disqualification in the semi-main event. Austin took exception to Crawford interfering in the match, and they almost came to blows. Also, Sputnik & Rocket Monroe defeated Pantera Negra & Mr. Wrestling #2.

1975: Bill Watts defeated Abdullah the Butcher in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Also, Buddy Colt, managed by Bearcat Wright, defeated Lou Thesz, substituting for Mr. Wrestling #2, in the semi-main event.

1977: Terry Funk defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Dick Slater & Harley Race to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title in the semi-main event. Also, Black (Tony) Atlas defeated the French Angel (Frank Morrell), managed by J.J. Dillon, by disqualification, and Gene Anderson defeated Bob Backlund.

1978: Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet defeated Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title at the Warner Robins Civic Center for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Abdullah the Butcher defeated Georgia Television Champion Bob Armstrong by disqualification in a title match.

1980: We do not have results for this match, but Mr. Wrestling #2 & Andre the Giant were scheduled to wrestle Killer Khan & the Masked Superstar, managed by the Great Mephisto, in the main event at the Rome Memorial Gymnasium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben.

1981: Bobby Eaton defeated Steve O to win the National Television Title at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling" television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

1981: Steve Keirn defeated Kevin Sullivan in a main event Boston street fight match at the Chattanooga (TN) Memorial Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase defeated the Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) in the semi-main event. Also, Dick Slater defeated the National Heavyweight Champion Mongolian Stomper, managed by Don Carson, by disqualification in a title match.


ACW sent this in:

Atomic Championship Wrestling returns to Smokestown, PA on February 23 at 860 Smokestown Road, Denver, PA with a 7:00 pm belltime (doors open at 6:30 pm).

Tickets are front row $20/General Admission $15; and are available at The Denver Supply, Main Street, Denver, PA or Mohler Fitness, Route 272, Ephrata, PA.

Main Event
Glen Osbourne and replacement Devon Moore The Dark Patriot is suspendwed) vs. Kage and The Patriot

WelterWeight Title Match
Trixter vs. Alan Cross with Ashley Nicely

Rockin Rebel and Kitt vs. Louis G Rich and Niles Young (with Noel Harlow)

ACW National Title
Twisted Tate vs. Joey Manson

ACW Tag Team Title/2 out of 3 falls
Shatter and Rick Havoc vs. Frank the Tank and Pretty Fly

Eric Cooper vs. IB Green
If IB Green loses he gets whipped with a leather belt and is gone from ACW for 90 Days

Mikey X and Boy Boy vs. Code Red and Big Poppa Chill

Bill Bain vs. Massive Mike

GI Bear vs Evan Nemo in a Rematch
Plus a Battle Royal, with with Dan Marx, The ECW Hat Guy, Ref Zack and Ref Tonya Stevens, Heavy D, Ashley Nicely, Adrian Bliss and many more. The winner receives a Title Shot of his choice

CHIKARA sent this in:

CHIKARA: Naptown Dragons make their way to King of Trios 2008!

What do you get when you have 84 wrestlers competing in a single tournament? Why, quite simply, you have the biggest wrestling tournament ever staged in the history of our great sport! And that's exactly what you'll get when King of Trios 2008 dawns on Friday night, February 29th! As of right now, the field is stacked with 21 great trios - and the 22nd team, confirmed just today, is the Naptown Dragons, comprised of Drake Younger, "Diehard" Dustin Lee and "TexMex" Scotty Vortekz!

All together, 84 participants will make up the 28 trios that will vie for the right to stand tall at the end of Night 3 and proclaim their supremacy as the King of Trios! So far, we've rolled out an incredibly diverse number of names for tournament action over the course of the 3-day event - and there's still more to come! With all the tournament action taking place at the New Alhambra in Philly (its the former ECW Arena!), it will be easier than ever to see all the tournament matches, as well as some of the non-tournament bouts we have up our sleeve for the last day of the tournament!

We've added hotel and travel information to our site to help those looking to stay in the area for King of Trios weekend, and there will be a special fan conclave held on Saturday afternoon for fans to attend. So far, the mighty King of Trios 2008 will feature:

-Team WWF (Demolition Ax & Demolition Smash & One Man Gang)
-Sweet n' Sour, Inc. (Tank Toland & Bobby Dempsey & Sara Del Rey)
-The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant & Worker Ant)
-ROH Grads (Shane Hagadorn & Alex Payne & Rhett Titus)
-Las Chivas Rayadas (Chiva II & Chiva III & Chiva IV)
-F.I.S.T. (Gran Akuma, Chuck Taylor & Icarus)
-Kaiju's Sea Amigos (D.W. Cycloptopuss III, Unibouzo & Call-Me-Kevin)
-The Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz & Willie Richardson & Marshe Rockett w/ C-Red)
-The Golden Trio (Delirious & Hallowicked & Helios)
-Team IWS (El Generico & Super Smash Bros.)
-The Southern Saints (Shawn Reed & Marcus O'Neil & Chris Styles)
-The Order of the Neo Solar Temple (UltraMantis Black, Hydra & Crossbones)
-Team F1rst Wrestling (Arik Cannon & The North Star Express)
-Naptown Dragons (Drake Younger & Dustin Lee & Scotty Vortekz)
-The BLK Out (Eddie Kingston & Sabian & Joker)
-Team AZW (AkuA & The Immortals)
-The Fabulous Three (Mitch Ryder & Larry Sweeney & Shayne Hawke)
-Team BSE (Kobra Kai & Super Xtremo & La Sombra)
-Team IPW:UK (Martin Stone & The Kartel: Sha Samuels & Terry Frazier)
-Los Luchadores (Lince Dorado & El Pantera & Incognito)
- Tim Donst & Drew Gulak & Andy Sumner

Advance tickets for our annual senses-shattering tournament, King of Trios, are on sale right now!

King of Trios 2008
2.29.2008 3.1.2008 3.2.2008
Friday night through Sunday afternoon
Live @ The New Alhambra (formerly ECW Arena)!
7 W. Ritner Street
in southern Philadelphia, PA!
The action on Night 1 and Night 2 will begin at 7:00 pm
Action on March 2nd will begin at 3:30 pm!

Our homebase: http://www.chikarapro.com - Now in Spanish, German & Italian!
For our free, weekly video podcast: http://www.chikarapodcast.com
On MySpace! http://www.myspace.com/chikarapro

The Stro of TheStro.com sent this in:

News: NWA-MSW event this Saturday and more

NWA-MSW wrestling
Saturday February 2nd
Ghent, West Virginia
Ghent Fire Dept. Building
Belltime: 7:30 pm est.


No DQ match for the NWA-Mountain State Heavyweight

NWA-MSW champion and former WCW star
Stro "The Maestro of Wrestling"
NWA-MSW TV champion
Billy Lit

3 way match for the NWA-MSW tag team titles
NWA-MSW tag team champions
The Bunkhouse Boys
Johnny Blast and Diablo Jr.
Spoiler and Prowler/with Allison Loveless

Dream grudge match
Kris King
vs. Jason "The Gift" Kincaid

Plus: War Machine,Ricky Shane,"The Cuban Assassin"
Richie Acevedo, and more!

Upcoming NWA-MSW events:

Feb 8 2008 7:30P
NWA-MSW Hinton @ Summers Co. Memorial Bldg., Hinton,
Feb 9 2008 7:30P
NWA-MSW Montgomery @ Former Montgomery Middle School,
Montgomery, WV
Feb 15 2008 7:30P
NWA-MSW Princeton @ Princeton Rec. Center, Princeton,
Feb 16 2008 7:30P
NWA-MSW Bud @ Pow Wow Center, Bud, WV

ACPW TV taping
ACPW website: http://www.myspace.com/acpwpro
"Final Conflict"
Friday Feb. 22nd
E.E.Smith Middle School
Kenansville, North Carolina
Belltime: 7:30 pm est.
All tickets $5


ACPW heavyweight championship
(Final title match between Stro and McKnight!)

ACPW champion and former WCW star
Stro "The Maestro of Wrestling"
KC McKnight

"I Quit" match
(Final time these two will meet)

Tre G
Sean Cruise

8 men ACPW Internet TV title tournament:
Charlie Dreamer,Dave Renegade,Evan Lee Devine,Corey
Edsel,Messina,Zane Dawson,Hangtime,Marretti

ADR Title match
Josh Hunter vs Soul Reaper(champion)

plus see ... ACPW tag team Champions The Lonestars and
many more


Tryouts are going on now male and female for Stro's
wrestling school. For more information, go to
http://www.thestro.com/school.html and
Email at : stroschool@hotmail.com

NHPW sent this in:

New Horizons Pro-Wrestling (NHPW)
February 16, 2007
3:00PM Belltime - Doors Open 2:30PM

ECPW Arena
87-A N. Beverwyck Rd
Lake Hiawatha, NJ

*** Fight Card ***

NHPW World Title
Eddie Guappo vs "Preacher" John Cannon vs KPusha vs Flex

Skyweight Battle Royal

Featuring the Talents of:
Francis, JAckyl, Damien Dragon, Low Ryda, Benny Martinez, Mike Spinelli, Robbie Morrison, Biggie Biggs,
Frank Scolari, Bobby Vee and many more!!!

Bruno Marciano vs Ajax

Jake Bishop vs Bison Bravado

Dizzie vs Spyder

Joey Bragolli vs Joe So Delicious

The Angus Brothers vs R.O.S.A vs The Playas Club

Tickets are $10(Advance) $15 (Door)

Available online at http://www.newhorizonswrestling.com and http://www.sspmall.com

PWS sent this in:

Pro Wrestling Syndicate kicks off 2008 with their Majestic Mayhem live pro wrestling event on Saturday night March 22 at The Yonkers PAL building on 127 North Broadway in Yonkers, New York with a 7:30pm bell time. Tickets are currently on sale at http://www.ProWrestlingSyndicate.com ranging from $10-25.

Fans in attendance will get to witness a one on one bout between two former multi time ECW Champions who also became stars in the WWE, as The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Sabu collides with the Extreme Hardcore Icon, The Sandman!

If that's not enough classic nostalgia, Majestic Mayhem will also feature a battle of Wrestling Legends as former WWE superstars Tito Santana and "The Ugandan Giant" Kamala square off in singles action!

Plus, just announced - a women's matchup as TNA Knockout Angelina Love locks up with East Coast standout Alexa Thatcher!

Despite these three killer matches, a primary focus of this March 22 event is The Majestic Twelve Tournament. This tournament features 12 of the top indy wrestlers in the western hemisphere competing to be crowned the first ever Pro Wrestling Syndicate Champion. The structure of this tournament is a fresh concept in which combatants will compete round by round with each round being a different style of match. This is unlike most tournaments which feature 8 wrestlers and single match rounds. Full details of the tournament's layout as well as the brackets have not yet been released, however eleven of the twelve combatants competing for PWS gold has been announced.

The Majestic Twelve Tournament features arguably Canada's top two stars Teddy Hart and Kenny Omega, whom were both contracted by the WWE this past year. Ring Of Honor standouts "M-Dogg 20" Matt Cross, the 630 sensation Jack Evans, Davey Richards, and Blkout member Ruckus as seen on MTV's Wrestling Society X have also been chosen. Philadelphia wrestling standouts Devon Moore and the "International Superstar" Trent Acid are also on board. Rounding out The Majestic 12 are "The Cold Hearted Player" Danny Demanto, former WWE developmental standout "Too Cocky" Kevin Matthews, arguably the top hardcore wrestler in the country, the PWS Commissioner, Necro Butcher, and a mystery entrant! No details have come to light just yet as to who this mystery entrant will be.

Plus fans in attendance will have the opportunity to meet some very special guests as Wrestling Legends Captain Lou Albano and Ox Baker will be in the house to sign autographs and take photographs with fans. Former WWE Hearthrob Romeo Roselli and former ECW+TNA star Julio Dinero are also confirmed to make an appearance at the event. A handful of PWS stars including The Sandman, Tito Santana, Kamala, and Danny Demanto will also be on hand to sign autographs for fans during intermission at the event.

And for everyone that likes good looking women and/or free stuff; Majestic Mayhem will mark the debut of The Syndicate Girls!

Tickets for this event can be purchased directly at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/26657 or charge by phone by calling 1-800-838-3006. Limited front row seats remain for just $25, floor seats (rows 2-10) are on sale for $20, and General Admission tickets (bleachers or standing room) are available for just ten bucks.

For fans who want to catch up on past Pro Wrestling Syndicate action, dvd's of past events are currently available in the Merchandise section of www.ProWrestlingSyndicate.com

PWS #1 REVELATION - $8 - featuring Samoa Joe, Trent Acid, Human Tornado, Justin Credible, Koko B Ware, Abyss, Alex Shelley, and more.

PWS #2 BLITZKRIEG - $8 - featuring Sabu, Black Machismo, Lanny Poffo, Low Ki, Commissioner Necro Butcher, Justin Credible, Crowbar, Kenny Omega, and more.

and coming soon to dvd will be PWS #3 FIRESTORM - a double dvd release featuring Teddy Hart, Sabu, Ruckus, Jay Lethal, Human Tornado, Dr Death Steve Williams, Commissioner Necro Butcher, Kenny Omega, Trent Acid, Justin Credible, Rocksha 337, Devon Moore, Danny Demanto, Davey Richards, Drake Younger, and lots more

Pro Wrestling Syndicate will also be unleashing a FREE internet tv show next month.

Stay tuned for more and keep up with http://www.ProWrestlingSyndicate.com and http://www.Myspace.com/ProWrestlingSyndicate for the latest in all things PWS.