Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 5:54 PM EST
GEORGIA WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 04/19/2008
Peach State Pandemonium featured Velvet Jones and Jason Cross this morning. Jones is an upcoming star to watch over the next few years, and Cross is returning from an injury that forced him out of the business for more than two years. Click here for the archive.
Great Championship Wrestling results from Phenix City, AL, on April 17: Attendance was somewhere between 275 and 300. The referees were Randy Ray, and Jeff and Scrappy McGowan. John Bogie and Scotty Beach defeated Orion Bishop and the Bruiser w/Wicked Nemesis, Princeton Gainey III, and Mr. Crowfish. Damien Steele defeated Randall Johnson. Jonathan Davis defeated Michael Cook. Sonny Siaki defeated Zero Tolerance w/Quentin Michaels. David Young, J-Rod, and Tex Monroe defeated Johnny Swinger and Hot Like Lava w/Quentin Michaels and Zero Tolerance. (Brian Slack)
Power Pro Wrestling will be at the Activity Center in Bremen, GA, located at 417 Pine Street, tonight. Advertised: A.J. Steele, Frankie Valentine, Cru Jones, J-Rod, Bulldog Raines, Murder One, Josh Stone, the Russian Kodiak, Jason Lynn, Dark Star, and Midnight. Also, Chris Ganz & Chris Lightning versus Randall Johnson & Michael Cook in the finals of a tag team tournament. (Rich Tate)
The NWA Anarchy card for tonight in Cornelia, GA, at the NWA Arena features two Hardcore Hell rematches: Iceberg (with the Reverend) defends the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title against the man he defeated for the championship, Shatter (with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey), and Slim J (with Shadow Jackson) vs. Nemesis (with Jay Fury). Also on the card an NWA Anarchy Tag Team Title Match: Devil's Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) (c) vs. Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King)Consequences Creed vs. Hayden Young vs. Jeff Lewis for a shot at the NWA Anarchy TV Title, Mikal Judas vs. Mr. Adonis with Jeremy Vain barred from ringside, New Wave (Derrick Driver & Stephen Walters) vs. Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Drew Pendleton), Chad Parham once again defends his Certificate of Awesomeness, Adrian Hawkins & Chip Day vs. Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) and The Technicians (Todd Sexton & Bob E. & Tyler Smith) in six man action. Ace Rockwell will have a sitdown with Greg Hunter about where he's been and where he's headed. Plus, Melissa Coates in action and appearance by G-Rated (Sal Rinauro & Seth Delay), NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer and more. (Larry Goodman)
United Championship Wrestling will be at the South Knoxville Community Center in Knoxville, TN, tonight. The venue is located at 522 Maryville Pike. Tickets are $7, and action gets underway at 8:15 PM. Advertised: a Tennessee chain match featuring Jeff Anderson versus John Justice; Shane Williams defends the UCW Heavyweight Title against Keith Knox; Trooper T defends the UCW TV Title against the Rip; and the Death Row Inmates (Jason Maxx & Willie B. Badd) versus the Platinum Kings (Travis Sawyer & Robbie Race). (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)
Alternative Pro Wrestling results from the Royston, GA, Gym on April 18 drawing 200 fans, their largest crowd ever: B. J. Hancock beat Andrew Pendleton III via submission in 8:52; Jeremy Vain beat Don Matthews and Slim J and Seth Delay in a four-way elimination match to become the future number one contender for the Southern States Title (14:35); D.I.E. (Vincent Chambers & Devon Michaels) beat Chris King & Yoshi Hiroshima in 8:07; Dustin Powers beat Aaron Lee to win the North Georgia Title in 7:16; Azrael & Darkness (with Lloth) beat Friday Night Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells with Christy Turner) in a ladder match to retain the APW tag titles in 18:23; Billy Buck beat Chris Mayne (with Kevin Duncan) in 11:01; APW owner Jericho Stone beat “The Official” Jacob Ashworth in a strap match at 6:48; and J. T. Talent defeated Bo Newsom to retain the Southern States Title in a no time limit match (25:46). Click here for a full report. (Larry Goodman)
Independent Wrestling Network results from the Fishcrow Arena in Columbus, GA, on April 18: Attendance around 400. The referees were Steve Miller and Billy Tyne. Simon Sermon and Thomas Britain defeated El Loco, Jr., and Amien Rios. Ron Stalker defeated Josh Stone. Rob Adonis versus Jason Cross was declared a no contest when Britain and Sermon ran in. The Southside Trash defeated Buff Bagwell, Frankie Valentine, and Adrian Hawkins. Mr. Hughes defeated Mr. Columbus to retain the IWN Heavyweight championship. Chris Stevens defeated A.J. Steele. (Brian Slack)
United States Wrestling Organization results from April 18 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn: Attendance was 86.Justin Spade b Juicy JC Crowe; Steve O b Lee Cross; LT Falk NC Steven Green when Tim Renesto and Charming Charles ran out and attacked both; USWO Jr. Champion Damien Payne b Petey Wright; LT Falk b Tim Renesto by DQ when Charming Charles interfered; Michael Jablonski & New York Gangster b Quinton Quarisma & Jay Phoenix to win the USWO Tag Team Championship when Jablonski pinned Phoenix; and Chris Michaels b Mitch Ryder 2-1 in a 30:00+ Iron Man Match to win the held-up USWO Championship. Deciding fall came in a sudden death period when Michaels launched himself over the top onto Ryder. Both were down on the floor, but Michaels made it back in to beat the count and win the match. (Larry Goodman)
The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance is returning the Georgia College & State University Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, on April 26 for “Fools Rush In”. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: Velvet Jones & Firewalker defend the GIWA Tag Team Title in a three-way against the Slaughter Pitt and the Axis of Evil; the Georgia Cowboy defends the GIWA Mid-State Heavyweight Title against Ron Stalker; Johnny Camo versus Prince Rhumma; Frankie Valentine & J-Rod versus K.I. Elite’s Mike Stratus & Jake Slater; and Preston Paradise versus A.J. Steele. (Rich Tate)
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.
Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Kage, Malik, and Billy Roc on its show on April 22 at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Ox Baker, who turns 74 today.
Today in Memoriam: Benjamin Roller (57, 1933), Ray Fabiani (83, 1973), and Masakazu Fukada (27, 2000)
APRIL 19, 1929 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Earl McGrory – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn defeated Frank Brunowicz at 35:00 > Paul Jones defeated Joe Hackenschmidt (2-0) at 43:00 and 2:00
APRIL 19, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones defeated Roy Lumpkin at 43:00 > Strangler Lewis defeated Pat O'Shocker at 55:00
APRIL 19, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Gorilla Tucker > Bill Collins versus Glenn Cowan > No TL Match: John Mauldin versus Pancho Villa / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 19, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Collins versus Young Londos > No DQ Match: John Mauldin versus Totem Pole Anderson > Tarzan Jordan versus King Kong Kashey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 19, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > King Kong Kashey defeated Young Londos > Jack McAdams versus Farmer Mack > Mike Cassidy versus Buck Lawson / Notes: Aside from the match between King Kong Kashey and Young Londos, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
APRIL 19, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Abe Zvonkin defeated Charlie Harben > Kay Bell defeated Ben Bennicasa > Nick Carter defeated Dick Lever > Buddy Rogers defeated Vic Emanuel > Al Massey & Ralph Garibaldi defeated Jack Hader & Ben Morgan / Notes: Tony Galento was the special referee for the match between Al Massey & Ralph Garibaldi and Jack Hader & Ben Morgan. The program for this card credits the following as staff members for the Atlanta office: Bert Prather (Publicity), Bill Hartman (Ticket Sales), Fat Elrod (Ring Announcer), Simon Davis (Timekeeper), and Dr. Samuel Green (Physician). It also features another ad for Stan Raymond’s “Sportscope” program airing on WATL AM radio, stating it covers “All the News from the World of Sports”, broadcasting Monday through Saturday at 6:30 PM. It was announced that NWA World Heavyweight Champion Bill Longson would be coming to Atlanta soon, and Paul Jones was leaning toward Nick Carter being his challenger.
APRIL 19, 1946 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (George Romanoff – Promoter) > Jack Singer versus the Monk > Joe Marsh & Jack Dillon versus Joe Bennicasa & Jack Wentworth / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 19, 1951 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Coulter defeated Dan O'Connor > Jack Curtis defeated the Golden Terror > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he was awarded the title on November 27, 1949.
APRIL 19, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lu Kimm defeated Wild Man Zimm > White Savage defeated Red McIntyre > Clyde Steeves defeated Dick Big Kettle > Don McIntyre defeated Don Big Kettle (2-0)
APRIL 19, 1955 (TUESDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – MOODY AIR FORCE BASE (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Jack Vansky & Penny Banner versus Steve Novak & Jo Mullineaux / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 19, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Bunyan versus Tug Wilson > Verne Gagne defeated Babe Zaharias > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Von Brawner defeated Red McIntyre* by disqualification / Notes: Paul Bunyan and Tug Wilson were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It is unclear as to whether McIntyre’s reign as Southern Heavyweight Champion ended since the last reference we show having him defending the title against Mark Lewin on February 22, 1957, in Marietta, and Kurt Von Brawner was billed as champion against McIntyre on April 10, 1957, in Augusta. The Marietta office may simply have been recognizing Von Brawner as its champion.
APRIL 19, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jolly Charlie defeated Tiny Evans > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell defeated Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy* by disqualification > Eastern Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Graham* versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest / Notes: Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy had been billed as Southern Tag Team Champions since March 14, 1961. Jerry Graham was billed as Eastern Heavyweight Champion upon his return.
APRIL 19, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Bell defeated Jack Armstrong > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Betty Garcia > Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & the Bat > World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL / No CO): Tarzan Tyler defeated Eddie Graham* to win title / Notes: The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964. Eddie Graham had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on February 1, 1963, in Atlanta. It was announced that Bill Dromo and Chris Averoff would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
APRIL 19, 1965 (MONDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento versus Dot Carter > Jerry Miller & Greg Peterson versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 19, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong defeated Red Dugan > Enrique Torres defeated Jack Vansky > Cage Match: Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated the Infernos / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos.
APRIL 19, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez versus Corsica Jean > Jim Wilson defeated Chuck Adcox > Johnny Walker defeated Tank Morgan > The Rising Suns defeated Louie Tillet & Mr. Wrestling (1) > Avenger #3, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Hans Schmidt, El Mongol & the Big O (1) / Notes: Silento Rodriguez and Corsica Jean were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt, the Big O & El Mongol.
APRIL 19, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Grizzly Smith defeated Skandor Akbar > The Professional defeated Joe Turco > Bill Dromo & El Mongol defeated Paul DeMarco & Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.
APRIL 19, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leon Ogle defeated the Zebra Kid > Jimmy Garvin defeated Mike Stallings > Jerry Brisco defeated Derrell Cochran > Jerry Lawler, Bobby Duncum, Bill Costello & Art Nelson defeated Bob Armstrong, Jerry Oates, Ricky Gibson & Tiger Conway, Jr. > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ron & Terry Garvin* defeated Robert Fuller & Earl Maynard > Battle Royal: Jerry Brisco (Winner) / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $1,500.
APRIL 19, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy defeated Man Mountain Blackwell at 7:00 > Larry Zbyszko and Billy Raven wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Don Greene defeated Ricky Gibson > Jerry Lawler defeated Robert Fuller at 15:00 > Toru Tanaka versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka. Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.
APRIL 19, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Von Steiger defeated Roy Lee Welch > Greg Valentine defeated Bob Backlund > The Red Devils defeated Rick Martel & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Moondog Mayne > Mark Lewin versus the Spoiler ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.
APRIL 19, 1977 (TUESDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Abdul Zataar > Richard Blood defeated Bill Howard > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Black Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Jones* defeated Dick Slater
APRIL 19, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jacques Goulet versus Pez Whatley > Adrian Adonis & Raymond Rougeau versus Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt > AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* versus Tommy Rich > Stan Hansen & Lars Anderson versus Rocky Johnson & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Dusty Rhodes versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher, Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.
APRIL 19, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong versus the Masked Superstar > Dusty Rhodes versus Ivan Koloff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mr. Wrestling #1 was also advertised.
APRIL 19, 1981 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Valentine defeated Robert Gibson > National Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts* by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Mongolian Stomper > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
APRIL 19, 1982 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Prichard defeated Chick Donovan > Brad Armstrong defeated Ricky Harris > John Studd & the Super Destroyer defeated Brad Armstrong & Leroy Brown > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Buzz Sawyer > National Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Ron Bass* to win title
GEORGIA WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 04/20/2008
NWA Anarchy results from the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on April 19: Chad Parham beat Bo Newsom in 4:28. New Wave (Derrick Driver & Stephen Walters) beat Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III) in 6:05 when Driver pinned Talent. T. K. Kross beat Melissa Coates (with Brodie Chase) in 3:42 to distraction by Don Matthews. Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) beat Devil’s Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) via DQ in 8:02. Rejects retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles. Nemesis (with Jay Fury) beat Slim J (with Shadow Jackson) in 4:59. Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) beat Adrian Hawkins & Chip Day in 7:23. The Technicians (Todd Sexton & Bob E & Tyler Smith) beat Jay Clinton & Yoshi Hiroshima & Jon Davis in 4:15. Mikal Judas beat Mr. Adonis via DQ in 5:13 when Jeremy Vain interfered. Hayden Young beat Consequences Creed and Jeff Lewis in a triple threat match to determine the number one contender for the NWA Anarchy Television Title (9:11). Shatter (with Jeff G. Bailey) beat Iceberg (with The Reverend) via DQ in 8:20 when Devil’s Rejects interfered. Iceberg retains the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title. Click here for a full report. (Larry Goodman)
Championship Wrestling Overload results from the Barn in Tennille, GA, on April 19: Jamie Hall over Scotty Bullwinkle and Blade Walker in a three-way; J.T. Crews & the Freak over Damien Dread & Judas; Iron Bear over T.W. James to retain the CWO Southern States Heavyweight Title; Shawn Hunter & Will Allen over Flatline & Leatherface; Bobby Joiner over Loco Motive to win the vacant CWO National Heavyweight Title; and Damien & the Cowboy over the New Generation to retain the CWO Tag Team Title. A crowd of 70 was reported. It was claimed posters advertising the show had been removed by a rival promotion, making the attendance less than expected. (Rich Tate)
United Championship Wrestling results from Knoxville, TN, on April 19: Billy Marshall & Moondog Carter over Billy Merrick & J-Mac; the Death Row Inmates over the Platinum Kings, 2-1; Trooper T over the Rip to retain the UCW TV Title; Shane Williams over Keith Knox to retain the UCW Heavyweight Title; and Jeff Anderson over John Justice in a Tennessee chain match. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)
World Wrestling Entertainment’s Backlash PPV broadcasts live one week from tonight from 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. Advertised: Undertaker defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Edge; Randy Orton defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against John Cena, JBL, and Triple H in a four-way; Big Show versus the Great Khali; MVP defends the US Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy; Kane defends the ECW Heavyweight Title against Chavo Guerrero; and Shawn Michaels versus Batista. (Rich Tate)
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.
Today in Memoriam: Joe Malcewicz (65, 1962), Alex Medina (36, 1973), Jimmy Lennon, Sr. (79, 1992), and Rick Rude (41, 1999)
APRIL 20, 1928 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LOEW’S GRAND THEATRE (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Stasiak defeated Jack McGuire (2-0) > Pete Sauer and Joe Zigmund wrestled to a draw at 60:00
APRIL 20, 1932 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – SUNNYDALE ARENA (C.S. Lippard – Promoter) > Jackie Nichols versus Cyclone Reynolds > Jack Ross versus Archie Parker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a battle royal advertised for this card.
APRIL 20, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ALMOND PARK ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Hugh Winn versus Paul Burns > Oscar Williamson versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a six-round boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.
APRIL 20, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Gorilla Tucker > Frank Remille versus Whitey Patterson > Fred Lassiter versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 20, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Thesz defeated Dorv Roche by disqualification > Jim Wright defeated Dobie Osborne > Ernest Kelly defeated Ray Villmer
APRIL 20, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Karl Zbyszko > Joe Blackie versus Bad Boy Brown > Mike Cassidy & Red Dugan versus Young Londos & Young Gotch / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 20, 1939 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Bob Cowart defeated Red Dugan at 20:00 > Jim Spanos defeated John Dameron (2-0) > George Romanoff defeated Jack Miller (2-1)
APRIL 20, 1949 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward defeated Jack Coulter > Joe Estes & Honey Boy Hannigan defeated Bob Shipp & Red Dugan
APRIL 20, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Curtis defeated Lou Plummer by disqualification > Dan O’Connor defeated Benny Becker > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Danny Plechas / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he was awarded the title on November 27, 1949.
APRIL 20, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dan O'Connor defeated Mike Paidousis > Tex Riley defeated Jack Steele > Carlos Guzman defeated Aldo Bogni > Don McIntyre defeated Henry Harrell by disqualification
APRIL 20, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Lou Plummer > Rocky Columbo defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification > Dick Raines & Lou Plummer defeated Tim Geohagen & Chief Big Heart > Argentina Rocca defeated Jack O’Brien / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.
APRIL 20, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Acosta & Don McClarty versus Mickey Blassie & Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 20, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Bad Boy Hines at 13:00 > Vince Bryant defeated the Brute > Paul Anderson defeated Serge Malkoff / Notes: The Brute substituted for Eric Pederson in the match with Vince Bryant.
APRIL 20, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Villmer defeated Ali Bey > Jim Wright and Andre Drapp wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Bob Ellis defeated Lenny Montana & the Canadian Angel > Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn defeated Tojo Yamamoto & Taro Myaki / Notes: In the program we have for this card, it is the first to announce Don McIntyre taking over as promoter out of the Atlanta office. Paul Jones made a final appearance in his regular column, stating that he was retiring so he and his wife could spend more time together. It has widely been reported that he had really stepped back his efforts and allowed McIntyre, Ray Gunkel, and Freddie Blassie handle the promotional and booking chores that he had long been credited for to this point. At our best estimation, the passing of the torch actually began around 1955 or 1956. He reportedly sold most of his shares in the promotion to McIntyre around this time. Andre Drapp participated in an autograph session for fans.
APRIL 20, 1964 (MONDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Bruce versus Chief Big Heart > Johnny Heidman & Juan Sebastian versus the Bavarian Boys > Joe McCarthy versus Ron Reed / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 20, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Jumbo defeated Stan Stasiak > Joe Scarpa defeated George Harris by disqualification > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & Don Carson / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.
APRIL 20, 1965 (TUESDAY) – THOMASVILLE, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frankie Cain versus Billy Hines > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento versus the Fabulous Moolah > Mario Galento versus Greg Peterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 20, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Avenger #3 defeated the Turk > The Big O (1) defeated Johnny Walker > Jim Wilson & Alberto Torres defeated Hans Schmidt & El Mongol by disqualification / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt, the Big O & El Mongol.
APRIL 20, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Griffin defeated Michel Dubois at 10:37 > Jerry Oates and Fidel Castillo wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Bob Armstrong defeated Luke Graham > Dick Steinborn & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Billy Spears & Krusher Karlson at 17:05 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol* defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification / Notes: El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel in a tournament final on February 5, 1971, in Atlanta. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.
APRIL 20, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Brisco defeated Tiger Conway, Jr. > Earl Maynard defeated Bill Costello > Mike Stallings and Jimmy Garvin wrestled to a draw > Jerry Oates & Robert Fuller defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > Jerry Brisco, Bobby Duncum, Bill Costello & Art Nelson defeated Derrell Cochran, Earl Maynard, Bob Armstrong & Tiger Conway, Jr. / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
APRIL 20, 1979 (FRIDAY) – McDONOUGH, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Dusek defeated Chick Donovan > Mike Stallings defeated Rick Oliver > King Kong Mosca defeated Bill Dromo > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff by disqualification
APRIL 20, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gilbert defeated Jim Nelson > The French Angel defeated Gerald Finley > Bob Sweetan defeated Chick Donovan > Mike Sharpe & Lars Anderson defeated Charlie Fulton & Genichiro Tenryu > Ernie Ladd versus Jay Strongbow ruled a no contest > Dusty Rhodes defeated Leroy Brown > Tommy Rich versus Austin Idol ruled a no contest > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Baron Von Raschke > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff > Baron Von Raschke defeated Tommy Rich / Notes: It was reported that 8,500 were in attendance for this card. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
APRIL 20, 1984 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Dale Veasey > The Spoiler defeated Tommy Rogers > The Road Warriors defeated Tim Horner & King Kong Bundy > Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Les Thornton > Strap Match: Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts > Hair versus Mask Match: Jimmy Valiant defeated Assassin #2 / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.
PTW sent this in:
In front of a loud and enthusiastic crowd, Power Trip Wrestling presented "One Wild Night", a show that lived up to it's title; on Saturday 19th April 2008, in Stevenage, England! We had surprise unannounced guests, and lots of crazy action!
* The boss, Peter Staniforth, came out with his son Andrew; and he and the crowd sang 'Happy Birthday' to him as Andrew's 9th birthday is on the 22nd of April. During the song, Dan Edge came out, and the older Staniforth went ballistic that Edge would have the arrogance to interrupt such an event. Peter's bodyguard, 'GoldenGloves' Paul McSherry, clearly felt the same way as he came out from the back and attacked Edge. McSherry lifted Dan up, and as ever, the Clipboard of Doom would connect with Dan Edge's skull - but it wasn't Peter swinging....It was Andrew! Proving the apple never falls far from the tree, and like father like son, Andrew was content with the first swing; but Peter wasn't, and told Andrew to take one more shot! After this, Paul McSherry hit him with his swinging powerslam; and Edge was left laying. Peter would finish the situation by telling Dan that "the one thing you don't ever, EVER do....is mess with my family".
* Gold Thunder w/ Dan Edge defeated Paul McSherry. A good opening match, which despite a great performance from McSherry, saw the debuting and mysterious Gold Thunder take an upset victory.
* Mean N' Green (Anton Green & Maverick) w/Mr Tenacious defeated Jay Cool & Wheeler. Solid tag team action, as the battle proven Mean N' Green took the win. Backstage promo footage would see a strange incident, where Green and Maverick would come to an agreement with Peter Staniforth for him to stay out of their business during the evening; with a promise that Peter's daughter Victoria (and her feared 'Woo Lock' submission hold) would be persuaded to keep away from them. This clearly made some kind of difference in the match. But with 'Team Woo' member Jay Cool involved in proceedings, the question to be asked - is why did Peter do this?
* For the reborn UWL Heavyweight Title - 'The Wild Card' Kyle Kraze defeated Rich McClaine. Kyle Kraze returned to the dark side, as he aligned himself with the V.I.P. group of Braddock, and Frantastic. Their influence was the deciding factor, as Kraze became the UWL Champion. After the match, a beatdown was always on the cards; but who came out of the crowd to save his now regular tag team partner in other promotions? No less than one of the best wrestlers in England, and one of the most respected - Ashe!!!! This would come into play again later in the evening.....
* Hair vs Hair - Mikey The Pikey w/Aphrodite defeated Action Jackson. Jackson's trademark long ponytail was cut off after the match, and the crowd were shocked.
* 'The Enforcers' Braddock & Frantastic defeated 'The Natural Superstars' Darren Mason & Nathan Irwin w/Peter Staniforth. The Northern stars, Mason & Irwin, from NGW, did their best and had the crowd's belief in them; but the power of Braddock & Frantastic was just too much for them. After the match, similar antics from earlier ensued with another beatdown, but Rich McClaine and Ashe came out and challenged 'The Enforcers' to a future match in PTW; much to the approval of the fans.
* PTW Cruiserweight Title Match - G 'The Ghetto Superstar' defeated 'The P*ssed Off Politician' Richard Parliment, and Del Rico; to retain the championship. After the decision, the bizarre masked man Dragonian came out and attacked G and Del Rico; screaming for Peter Staniforth's attention finally. A particularly unamused Staniforth came out, and politely suggested that Dragonian get out of his ring; as he is not welcome in PTW.
* Former star back in the day from UWL, BRAWL, and many others - all the way from Scotland - Jimi Infinity, defeated Alex Cyanide, and Matt Myers. Jaws dropped, as those who remembered Infinity were shocked to see him; but pleased to see him take a well earned victory in a hard fought match.
* And in the main event of the evening, Shabazz retained his PTW Heavyweight Championship, against Nero. A tough battle, which saw Nero take a nasty bang to the head on the outside in particular. Staniforth and Edge had their regular verbal fights on the outside, and Nero spat water all over the Owner of PTW. Edge's finding humour in this would see Peter hit him with the Clipboard over the back, and after Shabazz took the win with his RKO finishing move; Nero attempted to apologise to Peter for the water incident. For one second, it looked as if the boss might be forgiving, but then what could only be described as a Clipboard shot from Doom and beyond knocked Nero pretty much unconscious at ringside. Shabazz challenged Dan Edge to bring someone who is capable of beating him in future, and celebrated with the fans in the glow of another successful PTW Heavyweight Title defence.
* PTW will announce their next show very soon, and thank all involved - from fans to PTW 'family', for their support.
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BedofNailz sent this in:
Pro Wrestling Syndicate returns live on Friday night May 2 at Branch Brook Manor on 13 Washington Ave in Belleville, NJ with an 8pm bell time. The vacant PWS title is on the line in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match between Kenny Omega and Devon Moore. Also on the card; Teddy Hart collides with Jack Evans in Match 2 in a Best Of Five Series. Ruckus goes head to head with Trent Acid. Danny Demanto takes on Eddie Kingston. Jim Powers battles Vicious Vin. Plus lots more including Alexa Thatcher, Justin Credible, Annie Social, and more.
PWS returns to NY on Saturday May 17 at Holy Cross High School in Flushing (Queens) NY with a 7:30pm bell time. Already announced to appear in action: Kenny Omega, Devon Moore, Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine, The Zombie, Giant Silva, Teddy Hart, Jack Evans, Justin Credible, Alexa Thatcher, Kevin Matthews, Abyss, and more!
More more information please go to http://www.ProWrestlingSyndicate.com
Kildonan Sports sent this in:
Steeltown Pro Wrestling Results
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Matt Fairlane beat Chris Raine
Zack Mercury Beat Pete Chee
Gord Solie Jr. Beat Beautiful Bobby Jay
Danny Duggan beat Gibby Guerrero
AJ Sanchez & Kevy Chevy beat Team MPW
Mikey Miracle beat Doom
John Cutler Beat Rob Stardom
Mikey Miracle won a 34 man battle royal
Devin Cutting sent these notes in:
Former WWE superstar Heidenreich will be appearing at the All American Wrestling event in Abbeville, Louisiana on Sunday, April 27th, 2008. Go to http://www.allamericanwrestling.net for info about AAW and http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts will be appearing at the Main Event World League event in Alliance, Ohio on Saturday, May 10th, 2008. Go to http://www.maineventworldleague.com for information about the MEWL and http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk for information about upcoming shows.
Raven, Lodi, Scotty Riggs and Sick Boy will be reuniting at the Champions With Attitudes event in Orangeburg, South Carolina on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. Also appearing is Johnny Swinger. Go to http://cwaprowrestling.com for info about the CWA and http://prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows.