Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 3:50 PM EST
SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 09/20/2008
NEWS and NOTES
World Wrestling Entertainment has tonight off, but SmackDown/ECW has events tomorrow in Columbus, OH, and Bowling Green, KY, on Monday, before embarking on a European tour that will take them through Portugal, Spain, Austria, and Germany. The RAW crew will be in Cincinnati, OH, Monday night, and then head to Spain and France. All of them return to the states next Sunday in time for shows the following day.
WWE has announced that the RAW/ECW crews will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, on December 1.
Total Nonstop Action is idle until next weekends house show events in Miami and Lakeland, FL.
TNA has announced the following events: October 31 in Ontario, CA, at the Citizens Business Bank Arena; November 1 in Anaheim, CA, at the Anaheim Convention Center; and November 2 in Bakersfield, CA, at the Bakersfield Dome.
TNA is also hosting a fanfest at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, on October 11, boasting of more than fifty TNA personalities for four hours of photos, autographs, Q&A sessions, etc., beginning at 11:00 AM. Tickets for this event are still available.
According to TNA, the Dublin, Ireland, event on the January tour of the United Kingdom is sold out.
Ring of Honor will be at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on September 20, for “Glory by Honor VII”. Advertised: Austin Aries, Mark & Jay Briscoe versus Delirious, Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black, with Necro Butcher as a wild card entry, in the return of steel cage warfare; Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against El Generico; Claudio Castagnoli versus Kensuke Sasaki; Bryan Danielson versus Katsuhiko Nakajima; Brent Albright defends the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Adam Pearce, with Larry Sweeney; Go Shiozaki defends the FIP Heavyweight Title against Kevin Steen; Jerry Lynn versus Kenny King; Erick Stevens versus Rhett Titus; and Chris Hero & Eddie Edwards versus Jigsaw & Ruckus. Also planned are appearances by Sara Del Rey, Shane Hagadorn, Bobby Dempsey, and Daizee Haze. Bell time is 8:00 PM.
ROH results from Boston, MA, on September 19: Ernie Osiris over Frankie Aereon; Bob Evans over Alex Payne; Chasyn Rance over Grizzly Redwood (Mitch Franklin dressed as a lumberjack); Austin Aries over Delirious; Brent Albright & Erick Stevens over Adam Pearce & Eddie Edwards; Chris Hero over Jerry Lynn; Bryan Danielson over Claudio Castagnoli and Go Shiozaki in a three-way match; Mark & Jay Briscoe over Ruckus & Jigsaw; Daizee Haze over Madison Eagles; Rhett Titus over Josh Daniels; Nigel McGuinness over Roderick Strong to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Title; and Kevin Steen & El Generico over Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black to win the ROH World Tag Team Title.
NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, tonight. The advertised card includes: Iceberg & Azrael (with the Rev) vs. Shadow Jackson & Mikal Judas, a Young Lion's Mega Rumble, Shaun Tempers (with the Rev) vs. Sal Rinauro, Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) vs. The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith). "The Butcher of Pyongyang" Kimo will be attedance accompanied by Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey. Plus NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer, Ace Rockwell, NWA Anarchy TV Champion, Truitt Fields, NWA Anarchy Tag Team Champions, New Wave, Brodie Chase, Don Matthews, Chad Parham, Seth Delay, Jeremy Vain, Mr. Adonis and the BDATP. Bell time is 8pm.
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the Bremen Rec Center in Bremen, GA, tonight. Advertised: Brad Armstrong & Bulldog Raines vs. The Nightmare & Colt Derringer. Kodiak vs. A.J. Steele. Frankie Valentine vs. Dustin Powers. Josh Stone vs. "Local Scene" Josh Storm. Also scheduled to appear are Billy Love, Billy Knight, & "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers. Doors open at 6:30 & bell time is 7:30. For more information call (678) 651-0144.
AWA World-1 South returns to Ellaville, GA, at Buck's Place on Highway 19 South, 997 South Broad Street, an hour southeast of Columbus, GA, tonight. For ticket information, call 229.942.0902. Advertised: Southern Heavyweight Championship: Jake Slater (c) vs. J-Rod, Peggy Lee Leather vs. Fantasy vs. Stephanie Starr, Southside Trash's Raunchy vs. Pain, Cru Jones & Big Bank Barfield vs. Chick Donovan & Micah Taylor, Los Pierka Jr. vs. Preston Paradise.
Championship Wrestling Overload will present “Good Friends…Bitter Enemies” at the Johson County Recreation Department in Wrightsville, GA, tonight. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $6. Kids 6-12 $3. Kids 5 & under free w/ paid adult. Advertised: Bobby Joiner challenges The Ringlord for the National Heavyweight Championship. Loco Motive takes on Derrick Andrew Reynolds in a MMA Shoot Fight. Hardcore Battle royal to determine first No Limits Champion featuring Brian Chase, MDC, Damien, Bob, Cynder, and The Col. In a GWE vs. CWO Interpromotional Grudge Match GWE's Kristopher Lee w/ GWE owner Jerry Stephens vs. Conner Cruze.
Rome Georgia Wrestling storms into Rome, GA, tonight at the National Guard Armory located at 340 Wilshire Road. The advertised card is headlined by half of the Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton vs. half of the Rock 'n Roll Express, Ricky Morton. Also on the card will be "The Dixie Dream" Waylon Rhodes vs. "Big" Mike Reed, Thunder & Lightning vs. The Brothers Eden. Plus "The Beast" Mark Pain, "The Hated One" Josh Hate, Seth Cruise, Stupid (with Tweety), "Working Man" Lamar Phillips and Jackie Rosedale. Bell time is 8pm. For more information call 706-314-9802.
Flatline Championship Wrestling will present a special benefit show at May Park in Augusta, GA, tonight. Bell time is 7:00 PM. Tickets are $7. Children 5 and under get in free.
I Believe in Wrestling will return to the Downtown Recreation Center in Orlando, FL, tonight, with a bell time of 7:30pm. Admission is $10 and kids 10 and under are free. Advertised: Tables Match, AWA World Tag Team Championship: Team Vision (Mister Saint Laurent & Chasyn Rance) vs. The Heartbreak Express (Sean & Phil Davis). Also scheduled to appear: Larry Zbyszko, "Classy" Chris Nelson, Tommy Vandal, Nick Holler, Austin Amadeus, Jaison Moore, Milo Beasley, Ray Beez, Gus Money, Demon Toro, Raymond Snow and Nick Fame.
Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Pell City Civic Center in Pell City, AL, tonight. Advertised: Buff Bagwell vs. The Nightprowler. Nick Dinsmore, better known as Eugene, vs. Theodore Tutwiler III. Traci Brooks vs. Sumai Sudai vs, Genni Right. INHuman Fly & Joey Lightning vs. Shooting Star & Viper. Belltime is at 7:30. Tickets are $10. For more information call (205) 338-9713.
The Great American Wrestling Federation will be in Hosford, FL, tonight. Bell time is at 8pm.
Raven will be appearing tonight for Showtime All-Star Wrestling at The SAW Mill in Millersville, TN. Located at 1214 B Louisville Highway in Millersville, The SAW Mill is just three miles from the Rivergate exit on I-65. The events begins at 8 PM, and tickets are $10.00. The event will be taped for an nternational broadcast, and in addition to Raven, SAW will also feature Kid Kash, Chase Stevens, David Young, The A Team, Rachel Worthington, and High Society.
Today in Memoriam: Trae Kellar (36, 2005).
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SEPTEMBER 20, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones and George Zaharias wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jim Londos* defeated Jim Clinstock / Notes: Jim Londos had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dick Shikat in Philadelphia, PA, on June 6, 1930. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Alton Woods versus Smitty Anderson > Bill Collins versus John Mauldin > Eddie Stecher versus Chippewa Charlie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Pat O’Brien versus Hugh Welch > Sammy Miller versus Young Americus > Jack Russell versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tiger Long versus Bad Boy Brown > Mike Cassidy versus Petro Rossi > Joe Ferona versus Buck Lawson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1944 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross – Promoter) > L.S. Shull defeated Hamilton Peoples > Jack Kelly defeated Stanley Wyckoff > Johnny Plummer defeated Jimmy Blackstock > Mr. X defeated Nick Carter / Notes: It was reported that 3,000 were in attendance for this card.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter versus Bibber McCoy > Ray Villmer versus Tom Mahoney > Al Massey versus Jack Hader > Joe Marsh versus Jim Coffield > Ben Morgan & Don Lee versus Chief Saunooke & the Cardiff Giant / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter and Jack Dillon wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Allan Garfield defeated Pierre DeGaulle > Tokyo Joe defeated Jack O’Reilly > Chief Big Heart defeated Jerry Graham (2-1)
SEPTEMBER 20, 1954 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mike Paidousis & Wild Man Zimm versus Jack Steele & El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The origin of this version of the Georgia Tag Team Title is unclear to us at this time.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Averoff versus Cyclone Anaya > Bobby Weaver versus Chris Tolos > World Tag Team Title Match: Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson* versus Bull Curry & the Zebra Kid / Notes: Aside from the match between Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson and Bull Curry & the Zebra Kid, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Gossett & Nelson had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Don & Red McIntyre on August 24, 1956, in Atlanta.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1956 (THURSDAY) – TIFTON, GA – TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Blassie and Tom Drake wrestled to a draw > Benny Matta & Tom Drake defeated Freddie & Billy Blassie (2-0) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Benny Matta defeated Freddie Blassie* by disqualification / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on September 7, 1956, in Atlanta. Thus, it is unclear as to why Freddie Blassie was billed as the champion for this card.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Bill Melby defeated Mike Paidousis & Baron Gattoni > Handicap Match: Kurt & Fritz Von Brawner defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Freddie Blassie had vowed to leave if he could not defeat both Kurt & Fritz Von Brawner, and he left for about two months following this match.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Don McClarty defeated Boris & Nicoli Volkoff at 48:00 > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Johnny Weaver defeated the Mighty Yankee* by disqualification at 26:00 / Notes: It is unclear as to how the Mighty Yankee came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows him losing the title to Don McIntyre on August 12, 1960, in Atlanta.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Derrell Cochran & Marco Polo defeated Jack Dillon & Ivan Zukoff > The Country Plowboy defeated the Viking by disqualification
SEPTEMBER 20, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Killer Daniels > Tim Geohagen and Marcus Godo wrestled to a draw > Chief Little Eagle defeated the Outlaw > Felix Godo defeated Len Rossi > Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler defeated Ray Gunkel & Joe Scarpa / Notes: Marcel Semard and Pee Wee Lopez were scheduled, but there was no mention in the reports following the card. It was announced that Lou Thesz, Eddie Graham, Ray Gordon, and the Mighty Hercules would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1965 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer versus Wildman Phillips > Dale Lewis versus the Mongolian > Dick Steinborn versus Dutch Savage > Freddie Blassie versus Benny Matta > Lou Thesz versus Nick Kozak / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Osborne and Johnny Heidman wrestled to a draw > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Brute Morgan > Greg Peterson & Roger Kirby and the Red Raiders wrestled to a draw
SEPTEMBER 20, 1967 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Kiniski versus Ike Eakins > Enrique & Alberto Torres versus Dick Dunn & El Mongol > Alex Perez versus Mr. Wrestling > Johnny Walker & Ricky Hunter versus Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez versus Bozo Brown > Bill Dromo & Bob Boyer defeated Billy Garrett & Guillotine Gordon > Paul DeMarco defeated Bozo Brown > Jim Starr defeated Ricky Hunter > The Professional defeated Joe Scarpa > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon* to win title / Notes: The match between Pepe Gomez and Bozo Brown was cancelled for unstated reasons. Stan & Butcher Vachon had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Alberto & Ramon Torres on September 6, 1968, in Atlanta. It was announced that Bob Armstrong would be wrestling on the card on September 27, 1968.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Fuller defeated Vincent Lopez > Mario Galento & Tex McKenzie defeated Big Tex & Assassin #1 > Joe Scarpa defeated Super Assailant #2 / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Mario Galento managed Super Assailant #2.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Juan Caruso > Rocket Monroe versus Argentina Apollo > Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar versus Bob Armstrong & the Avenger > Dick Steinborn & Bobo Brazil versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Jones defeated Jerry Oates > Prince Pullins defeated Roger Kirby > Pat Barrett defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Women’s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Dottie Downs > Handicap Match: Bill Watts defeated Bill Dromo & the Professional > Don Muraco & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong* defeated Buddy Colt > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2* to win title > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* defeated Harley Race / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Lancaster and Johnny Ringo wrestled to a draw > Gino Hernandez defeated Wayne Cowan > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Roberto Soto > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Black Bombers* versus Stan Stasiak & Killer Brooks ended in a double disqualification > Chain Match: Jos LeDuc defeated Pak Song / Notes: During the match between Jos LeDuc and Pak Song, Rock Hunter was suspended above the ring in a cage. Hunter managed Pak Song. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated the Avenger at 14:00 > Randy Savage defeated Don Kernodle at 13:00 > Bill Dromo & Dino Bravo defeated Dick Slater & Gene Anderson > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Pak Song & the Executioner* by disqualification / Notes: The Avenger substituted for Roger Smith in the match with Richard Blood. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Martel versus Mr. Saito > Tommy Rich versus Dr. X > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Len Denton and Steve Regal were also advertised.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jonathan Boyd versus Ray Candy > Tommy Rich versus Killer Karl Kox > Stan Hansen versus Ernie Ladd / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1981 (SUNDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brian Blair versus Professor Sonoda > Ray Stevens & Tor Kamata versus Bruno Sammartino, Jr., & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Jimmy Snuka versus Kevin Von Erich > Terry Gordy versus Michael Hayes > Texas Street Fight Match: Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The Great Mephisto managed Ray Stevens and Tor Kamata.
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On this week's episode, Tony Givens teams with 1/2 of the "Rock n' Roll Express" Ricky Morton to take on the former US Tag Team Champions, the 420 Hit Squad (Adam York & The Jin).
Plus... After getting jumped by the entire John Hawkins Promotions group on September 6 in Kingsport, Robbie Cassidy will look for a measure of revenge as he takes on the biggest member of JHP, Big Steve Fury.
You'll see all this and more on this week's edition of Championship Wrestling TV.
Austen Allen sent this in:
Just thought I'd let you and all the other readers about this show that I just heard about which is practically taking place on my doorstep!
As you can see by the leaflet there are a lot of ex-WWE wrestlers on the card and I think it should be fantastic.
As sorry as I am to say it, this will be my first wrestling show EVER but with 'The Excellence of Execution' appearing, it's a must!
The flyer for the event is here too, can't seem to find a lot of info about it anywhere else, even on Ticketmaster!
For anybody planning to go, just follow all signposts/directions for the North/Northwest of Ireland, once you get anywhere near Co. Donegal, Letterkenny should be signposted, it's the biggest town in Co. Donegal so it shouldn't be that hard to find.