On Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 6:01 PM EST
SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/21/2008
NEWS and NOTES
The lineup for tonight’s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from World Wrestling Entertainment, is as follows: Shelton Benjamin & Mark Henry versus Matt Hardy & R-Truth; Jesse & Festus versus John Morrison & the Miz; Jeff Hardy versus Triple H; Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel versus Primo Colon & Carlito; James Mason versus MVP; and Natalya & Victoria versus the Bella Twins.
Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: December 26 in Hershey, PA, at the Giant Center; December 28 in Raleigh, NC, at the RBC Center; December 30, in Portland, ME, at the Cumberland County Civic Center; January 3, in Tyler, TX, at the Oil Palace; and January 5 in New Orleans, LA, at the New Orleans Arena.
WWE’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, AL, on February 1.
Total Nonstop Action will be in Wilson, NC, at the Bill Ellis Convention Center on January 9.
Ring of Honor will be at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, OH, tonight. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness will defend the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Austin Aries and Tyler Black in a three-way match; Bryan Danielson versus Claudio Castagnoli; Kevin Steen & El Generico defend the ROH World Tag Team Title versus Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious; Brent Albright versus Davey Richards; a four-corners match featuring Rhett Titus, Sami Callahan, Go Shiozaki, and the fourth not yet announced; Irish Airborne versus Mark & Jay Briscoe; and Chris Hero versus Roderick Strong in a lights out match. Bell time is 8:00 PM.
NWA Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena in Columbus, GA, tonight. Advertised: Bad Company's David Young & Chris Stevens vs. Iceberg & Deathrow. Bulldog Raines vs. Sal Rinauro (with Coach Donovan). Micah Taylor vs. Colt Derringer. Chip Day vs. Jimmy Rave. Ace Rockwell & Frankie Valentine vs. Killer Instinct (Jake Slater & Mean Mike Stratus). Tag Team Title Match: The Brits (Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain) defend the titles against two debuting cruiserweights, Mikey Watkins & L.A. Evans. Bell time is 7:30 pm. For further information call (706) 570-3978.
Champions With Attitudes will be at the Jamil Temple in Columbia, SC, tonight. The doors will open at 6:00 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for ringside, $15 for floor seats and $10 for bleachers. Children 3 and under get in free of charge. Advertised: TNA's Samoa Joe will be in action.
Action Packed Wrestling will be at the APW Arena in Chester, SC, tonight.
Alternative Pro Wrestling will be at the Royston Gym in Royston, GA, tonight.
The Georgia Wrestling Federation will be at the GWF Arena in Trion, GA, tonight.
Showtime All-Star Wrestling will be at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, tonight.
The Southern Wrestling Federation will be at the SWF Arena in Tullahoma, TN, tonight.
The United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Afa (1942), Johnny Rich (1956 or 1958), Shane Douglas (1964), Cassidy O’Reilly (1976), Brie and Nicole Bella (1983), and Ted Oates.
Today in Memoriam: Dean Hart (1990), Ben Sharpe (85, 2001), and Jimmy Hustler (33, 2006).
Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the November 8 broadcast of Rampage Pro Wrestling.
The NWA Main Event television show that airs weekly on the ION network affiliate in Nashville is now available on YouTube. You can view all of the segments from the November 8 and November 15 shows by clicking here.
Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G's in Warner Robins, GA, on November 23. Advertised: In a no rules match, "Cobra" Jason Cross vs. Vordell Walker w/Mr. Ace Diamond. Diamond will be handcuffed at ringside. For the RPW heavyweight championship, "The Wrestling Hybrid" Orion Bishop w/Mr. Ace Diamond defends vs. Shawn Schultz. "The Black Superman" AJ Steele vs. Hot Like Lava's Micah Taylor. "The Inconceivable Being of Horror" Iceberg vs. Travis Sawyer. Also scheduled to appear: RPW cruiserweight champion Dr. Johnny Gayton, J-Rod, Kurosukaji, "The Big Deal" Sal Rinauro. Tickets are free before 2:45 and $5 after 2:45. Bell time is at 4:00.
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.
NOVEMBER 21, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > Whitey Patterson versus Pat Austin > John Dameron versus Young Americus > George Romanoff versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
NOVEMBER 21, 1933 (TUESDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Boxing Match: Bill Denny and Harold Hodgins > Pat Williams versus Pat O’Brien > Wesley Brownlee versus the Masked Marvel > Bob Anderson versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also three amateur wrestling matches, but no details were provided following the card. Bill Denny and Harold Hodgins were reported to be “two young locals”.
NOVEMBER 21, 1935 (THURSDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Eddie Wagner versus Wesley Brownlee > Al Olsen versus Swede Swanson > John Mauldin versus Mex McClain / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
NOVEMBER 21, 1938 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Mathis versus Rip Roberts > Joe Turner versus Eddie Williams > Wrestler versus Boxer Match: Glenn Cowan versus Frankie Allen / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
NOVEMBER 21, 1947 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey & Mile High Ross versus Tom Mahoney & Al Galento > Don McIntyre versus Lozano Martinez > Freddie Blassie versus Babe Zaharias > Women’s Match: Nell Stewart versus Helen Hild / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
NOVEMBER 21, 1952 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mayes McLain defeated Jack Moore > Jack & Billy Steele defeated Nick Carter & Jerry Graham > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Eduardo Perez / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since September 19, 1952.
NOVEMBER 21, 1955 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eduardo Perez defeated Bob Shipp > Women’s Match: Barbara Baker defeated Belle Starr (2-1) > Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie (2-1)
NOVEMBER 21, 1955 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Taylor versus Tex Riley > Don Roche versus El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
NOVEMBER 21, 1956 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Corinne Cordero versus Bonnie Watson > Freddie Blassie & Ike Eakins versus Jackie Nichols & Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
NOVEMBER 21, 1958 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele, Chris Averoff & Chief Little Eagle defeated Don Lee, Bob Shipp & Ivan Vansky > Indian Death Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Ray Gunkel by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that both Ray Gunkel and Freddie Blassie put up $2,000 for their match. Gunkel was disqualified when he accidentally hit the referee.
NOVEMBER 21, 1960 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Johnny Weaver > Mixed Tag Team Match: Danny Miller & Barbara Baker versus Roy Nelson & Penny Banner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.
NOVEMBER 21, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sky Hi Krueger & Bulldog Lawley defeated Doug Adkins & Johnny Apollo > No DQ Match: Choo-Choo Lynn & the Assassin wrestled to a draw
NOVEMBER 21, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Pee Wee Lopez defeated Marcel Semard at 13:00 > Luke Brown defeated Jack Vansky at 12:00 > Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest > World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Freddie Blassie* defeated Jake Smith / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.
NOVEMBER 21, 1964 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frankie Cain versus Mario Galento > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
NOVEMBER 21, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Kenny Mack > Women’s Match: Bette Boucher defeated Joyce Grable > Bill Dromo defeated El Mongol by disqualification > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Louie Tillet* defeated Bobby Shane / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Hart on January 17, 1967, in Macon.
NOVEMBER 21, 1968 (THURSDAY) – MILLEDGEVILLE, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer defeated Joe Turco > Bob Armstrong defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Dromo defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
NOVEMBER 21, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Billy Spears at 1:00 > Midget Women’s Match: Diamond Lil defeated Darling Dagmar at 7:00 > Australian Tag Team Match: Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Mitsu & Sugi Sito at 11:00 > Nick Bockwinkel defeated El Diablo at 7:00 > Paul DeMarco & Aldo Bogni defeated Joe Scarpa & Bobby Hart at 16:00 > Handicap Match (No TL): the Professional defeated Assassin #2; the Professional versus Assassin #1 ruled a no contest at 20:00 / Notes: The match between Nick Bockwinkel and Billy Spears took place instead of a scheduled match between Ronnie Hill and Mike Myers. It is unclear as to why the switch was made, and whether Myers or Hill were even at the venue. The stipulation for the match between the Professional and the Assassins was that the former had to defeat both for the latter to unmask. However, if he failed to defeat both Assassins, the Pro would have to unmask. Per the stipulation, the Pro removed his mask following the match to reveal his identity as Doug Gilbert. Gilbert continued to wrestle without the mask after this, but was typically called the Professional as a nickname. The Assassins had also been ordered to wear different colors for the match. There was an article in the program for this card from Los Angeles Times writer John Hall about Sam Sheppard. It was announced that Sheppard and George Strickland would be wrestling on the card on November 28, 1969.
NOVEMBER 21, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Kubla Khan by disqualification > Doug Gilbert and Mr. Ito wrestled to a draw > Robert Fuller defeated the Red Demon / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.
NOVEMBER 21, 1972 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Francisco Flores defeated Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman defeated Wayne Cowan > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Leon Ogle defeated Joe Turner by KO in second round > Bob Armstrong defeated Skandor Akbar > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo* versus the Hollywood Blonds ruled a no contest / Notes: Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar on November 14, 1972, in Macon.
NOVEMBER 21, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Pepe Lopez > Tom Jones versus Big Mac > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* versus Debbie Johnson > Robert Fuller & Bobby Cash versus the Samoans > Pat O’Connor versus Super Inferno #1 > Bob Armstrong versus Hiro Matsuda > Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr. / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Samoans. J.C. Dykes managed Super Inferno #1
NOVEMBER 21, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Brisco and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Moondog Mayne defeated Bob Backlund > Dick Slater, Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Billy Spears, George McCreery & Otto Von Heller > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Luke Graham > Lumberjack Match: the Spoiler defeated Bobo Brazil > Brute Bernard versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Brute Bernard and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler and Brute Bernard. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.
NOVEMBER 21, 1976 (SUNDAY) – FORT STEWART, GA – CORKAN GYMNASIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Raymond Rougeau versus Mr. X > Rick McGraw versus Jim Lancaster > Scott Irwin versus Ricky Steamboat > Raymond Rougeau & Porkchop Cash versus Bill Howard & Mr. X / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
NOVEMBER 21, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Jim Dalton > Bob Armstrong defeated Jacques Goulet by disqualification > Handicap Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter & Pak Song > Dick Slater defeated Stan Hansen > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas* defeated Ole Anderson & Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
NOVEMBER 21, 1978 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Billy Starr > Rufus R. Jones defeated Hartford Love > Bugsy McGraw defeated Jim Burns > $1,000 Match (DQ Rule Waived): Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > King Kong Mosca Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Tommy Rich, Choo-Choo Lynn & Mr. Wrestling #2
NOVEMBER 21, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet versus Ricky Fields & Chick Donavan > Tom Shaft versus Bret Hart > Georgia Television Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* versus Buzz Sawyer > Austin Idol & Sterling Golden versus Tony Atlas & Ray Candy > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* versus the Masked Superstar > Dog Fight Match: Ernie Ladd versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Austin Idol, Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox, Tom Shaft and the Masked Superstar.
NOVEMBER 21, 1980 (FRIDAY) – CARTERSVILLE, GA – CHEROKEE AVENUE GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy versus Stan Lane > Steve O versus Assassin #1 > Jim Brunzell & Kevin Sullivan versus Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts during their match with Jim Brunzell & Kevin Sullivan.
NOVEMBER 21, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Great Kabuki defeated El Gran Apollo > The Masked Superstar defeated Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated Ray Stevens & Mike Sharpe > Michael Hayes & Big Red defeated Ole & Gene Anderson > Lumberjack Bounty Match: Tommy Rich defeated Terry Gordy / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.
NOVEMBER 21, 1982 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Iron Sheik defeated Johnny Rich > The Wild Samoans defeated Brad Armstrong and Billy Red Eagle > The Super Destroyer defeated Tom Prichard > Butch Reed defeated Ole Anderson > Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Koloff > Cage Match: Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification / Notes: Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans.
NOVEMBER 21, 1983 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Thornton versus Jesse Barr > Handicap Match: King Kong Bundy versus Pat Rose & Joe Lightfoot > Ron Garvin versus Jake Roberts > Brett & Buzz Sawyer versus the Road Warriors > Ted DiBiase versus Pez Whatley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and the Road Warriors.
The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.
Bradley Grover sent this in:
New England Championship Wrestling got a cease and desist order from Toyota(who markets Lexus automobiles) threatening to sue NECW over the use of the ring name "Lexxus". The wrestler "Lexxus" will undergo a name change beginning with the company's "Double Intensity" events in Quincy, MA the weekend after Thanksgiving 2008(when her new name will be announced).
Devin Cutting sent this in:
Henry Godwinn, Ricky Morton & Bobby Eaton will be appearing at the United Wrestling Alliance events in Huntington, West Virginia on November 28th & 29th, 2008. Go to http://myspace.com/uwaprowrestling08 for info about the UWA & http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
AWF sent this in:
AWF NEWS UPDATE NOVEMBER 2008
Welcome to the AWF News Update for November 2008.
Since last time there have been 3 major title changes! AWF crowned its first Commonwealth Champion, we have new Tag Team Champions, and an AWF wrestler won the AWA Australian Title.
The shows have definately been hot, exciting and anything can and will happen, so we urge all wrestling fans to tell a friend about our shows and come and enjoy the action on 29 November at The AWF Dojo & Sat 6 December on the Central Coast.
Once again, thanks for your support of AWF Wrestling, and here's the latest news update!
AWF RANKINGS NOVEMBER 2008
AWF Australasian Champion: Il Cognito
2. Scotty Club
4. Jay Law
5. Powerhouse Theo
AWF Young Lion's Champion: Bluey Bonza
1. Robert The Scientist
2. Zander Bathory
3. Max Comic
4. Kid Dynamite
5. Destroyer Dacey
AWF Tag Team Champion: Massive Q & Toxin
1. Surf Club: Adam Hoffman & Scotty Club
2. Detonation Crew: TNT & Powerhouse Theo
3. Platinum Players: JT Robinson & Steve Ravenous
4. Maximum Flight: Max Comic & Billy Flyswat
5. Team Nightmare: Blakestone & Kyle Semenoff
UPCOMING AWF LIVE EVENTS
AWF GRADUATION DAY
SAT 29 NOV - 7PM
AWF DOJO - MINTO, NSW
Show Details: AWF delivers it's last Sydney event of 2008 with a show featuring established wrestlers and 3 debuting talents in an up close AWF Wrestling event.
When: Saturday 29th November 2008 - 7.00pm Belltime
Where: AWF Dojo: 7/32 Swettenham Rd, St Andrews, NSW
Admission: $15 donation
More Info: The AWF will deliver 2 hours plus of action packed sports entertainment suitable for all ages in a huge card that will showcase a variety of different matches, fighting styles and characters.
Enquiries: For more information about the event call 0410 691 377
· AWA Australian Championship Match:
TNT (c) vs. Steve Ravenous
· Massive Q & Alison Wonderland Vs Bluey Bonza & Shazza McKenzie
· Rockafella Vs Max Comic Vs Destroyer Dacey Vs Kid Dynamite
· Frankie The Italian (Debut) Vs Rob The Scientist
· Jay Law Vs Ben Coles (Debut)
· Traffic (Debut) Vs Billy Flyswat
· Plus more surprises on the night!
*** Card Subject To Change ***
AWF YEAR END EXTRAVAGANZA
SAT 6 DECEMBER
CENTRAL COST YOUTH CLUB - NIAGARA PARK, NSW
The Australasian Wrestling Federation (AWF) comes to the Central Coast Youth Club on Saturday 6 December with a huge evening of live pro-wrestling action, featuring Australia’s top professional wrestlers entitled “Year End Extravaganza”.
The event itself will showcase the best AWF has to offer in a variety of special feature bouts, including Tag Team action, Women’s competition, an AWF Rumble and Championship bouts, and will be the last AWF card for the 2008 season.
The main event for the big “Year End Extravaganza” will pit ringmaster of “The Freakshow” and current Australasian Champion, Il Cognito, against rival Detonation Crew member, and Central Coast hometown boy, Billy Flyswat.
Billy Flyswat has just come off losing the AWF Tag Team Championship which he lost to Il Cognito’s Freakshow stablemates Massive Q & Toxin at the hand of Il Cognito. He is all fired up to revenge his Detonation Crew partner, TNT’s Australasian Title loss from 6 July where Il Cognito captured the Championship. If Flyswat is to come away with the win, he will be the first person to hold all AWF Titles being a former Young Lion’s and Tag Team Champion.
Il Cognito will no doubt be using every dirty clown trick in the book to stop Billy Flyswat coming away with the title in front of his hometown fans.
In addition to the main event, the newly crowned AWA Australian Champion TNT, will battle Platinum Players associate Jay Law.
TNT is renowned as Australia’s top wrestler and is 4 time AWF Australasian Champion who has beaten some of the top wrestlers in the world including WWE stars X-Pac, Raven, Kidman and many others.
Jay Law is a former Young Lion’s Champion, and has improved his skills and strength immensely in 2008, making him a strong chance for victory.
This will no doubt be an intense first time title bout which could go either way.
Other huge bouts on the event will include a 3 way elimanation bout for the AWF Tag Team Titles, Women’s action featuring Alison Wonderland versus Shazza McKenzie, Max Comic against Kid Dynamite and to cap things off a number 1 contenders special rules AWF Rumble.
“AWF Year End Extravaganza” is sure to be great evening packed with surprises galore, so if you are looking for a fun night out be sure to make it along and support the Australasian Wrestling Federation at Central Coast Youth Club.
We advise to book tickets from the venue early to avoid disappointment as AWF events are often turn away sell outs.
- AWF Australasian Championship: Billy Flyswat Vs Il Cognito (c)
- AWF Tag Team Championships: Surf Club Vs JT & Ravenous Vs Massive Q & Toxin (c)
- AWA Australian Championship: Jay Law Vs TNT (c)
- Young Lions Contenders Bout: Zander Bathory Vs Max Comic
- Women's Bout: Alison Wonderland Vs Shazza McKenzie
- AWF Rumble!
*** Card Subject To Change ***
When: Saturday 6 December 2008 -7.30pm Belltime
Where: Central Coast Youth Club - Washington Ave, Niagara Park, NSW
Tickets: Ringside $25, General $15. Tickets on sale now.
Pre Sale Tickets by Direct Transfer to AWF Account – Email email@example.com for details
Or available at the door on the night
Show Info: The AWF will deliver over 2 hours of action packed sports entertainment suitable for all ages in a huge card that will showcase a variety of different matches, fighting styles and characters.
Enquiries: For more information about the event call 0410 691 377
AWF LIVE EVENTS RESULTS OCTOBER 2008
AWF “Tradtion Reigns - Night 1”
Fri 3 Oct, 2008
Lower Hutt Town Hall
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Report from David Dunn courtesy of NZPWI website
Night One of AWF Tradition Reigns saw former Australasian Heavyweight Champion TNT beat New Zealand’s “Lyte Playa” Roger Ventura in a 2-out-of-3 Falls main event.
After exchanging words during Ventura’s entrance the two began the match with a lock-up. TNT slipped behind “Lyte Playa” and almost executed a cobra clutch. Ventura broke free before TNT quite had the hold on and the two put on a chain-wrestling display. Not able to keep pace with Ventura anymore, TNT rolled to the outside of the ring and took his time getting back in. “Lyte Playa” and the Lower Hutt crowd got under the Australian’s skin with “Tsaaa!” chants, and after going back to their chain wrestling Ventura buckled TNT with a mat. TNT was fast to his feet though and popped Roger Ventura with a clothesline. Fans rose from their seats as TNT took to the rope and leapt backwards to take the first fall with a corkscrew senton!
TNT rocked Ventura with brutal kicks as he struggled back to his feet, and choked the New Zealander on the middle rope while making “Playa” wave at the crowd. Referee Paul Richman forced TNT to release the choke and Ventura tried a sunset flip, but got kneed in the head instead.
Knocking TNT down, Roger Ventura climbed to the top rope. He hadn’t done enough damage though and TNT was there to cut him off with an impact DVD followed by a near fall. As “Lyte Playa” got back up TNT positioned Ventura on his shoulders and smashed him into the mat with a spinning TKO. Allowing Roger Ventura to expend his energy getting back to his feet, TNT readied himself for the Detonator. A flapjack from “Lyte Playa” stopped TNT building momentum though, and calling on his mixed-martial arts training, Ventura forced TNT into fast submission with a rear naked choke.
Gasping for air, TNT rolled out of the ring. Ventura followed him though with an amazing cross-body press from the top turnbuckle. A flurry of MMA-style strikes sat TNT on an empty seat in the crowd, which “Playa” then chopped him out of. Back in the ring Ventura held onto a suplex for a near fall, and headed to the top rope to deliver a swanton bomb. TNT managed to get his foot to the bottom rope though, keeping the match alive.
A sit-out front-face suplex from TNT spiked Ventura into the mat, and TNT tried for a moonsault. He missed though and Ventura almost took the final fall with a roll-up. TNT kicked out and rushed in to a super kick from “Lyte Playa”. Ventura moved to the top rope and noticed TNT moving as he tried a senton, so was able to roll though. As he rushed back towards TNT though, the former five-time AWF Australasian Heavyweight Champion spun “Playa” around and drilled him the Detonator to take the third and final fall.
AWF Tradition Reigns, Night 1, Results
2-On-1 Handicap Match
The Inquisition def. Pacific
With The Inquisition’s face paint smeared across his torso and his elbow rubbed red-raw on the canvas, Pacifika put up an impressive effort against his two larger opponents. The 2-on-1 handicap was too much for Pacifika to fight against though, and The Inquisition conquered their foe with a crucifix facebuster from Cross, and a swanton bomb from Bane. Post-match The Inquisition tried to further assault Pacifika, but X-Rated rushed out and sent them scurrying from the ring.
· Jeremiah def. The Iron Cobra
Cobra foolishly challenged the much larger Jeremiah to a “game of mercy” at the start of the match, which he went on to lose. With the crowd firmly behind Jeremiah, the giant from AWE rocked Iron Cobra with hard shots before drilling him with a sit-out choke slam. Pausing to take in the crowd response, Jeremiah dragged Cobra back to his feet and delivered a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster before going for a successful cover.
AJ Freely def. Jay Law
With both men meeting the next night in a Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship quarter final match, Freely and Law had an opportunity to feel each other out. With the crowd split between the two at various points in the match, AJ Freely managed to survive the Long Arm of the Law and eventually forced Jay Law into a modified half-Boston crab.
· El Montana def. Gold
Despite being around in the 1970s, El Montana proved that he could change with the times when he countered Gold’s high-flying antics with some underhanded strategies of his own. Montana removed a turnbuckle cover and smacked Gold with his belt-buckle as referee Paul Richman was distracted. A cover was made and Montana stole the win.
· X-Rated def. Creed
In a battle of Wellington scene veterans, X-Rated leapt into action with Creed antagonising the crowd and nailed him with the X-Spot.
2-out-of-3 Falls Match
TNT def. Lyte Playa Roger Ventura
A corkscrew senton gave TNT the first fall but Ventura fought back and took the second with a rear-naked choke. “Lyte Playa” headed to the top for a swanton bomb, but TNT rolled out of the way and connected with the Detonator to take the third and final fall.
AWF “Tradtion Reigns - Night 2”
Sat 4 Oct, 2008
Westlake Boys High School
North Shore, New Zealand
Report from David Dunn courtesy of NZPWI website
“Lyte Playa” Roger Ventura fought his way through three matches to overcome Jay Law in the AWF Commonwealth Championship tournament final and take the title this past Saturday.
Coming off a loss to TNT in a 2 out of 3 falls match less that 24 hours prior, Ventura flew through Garcia in the quarter finals and managed to overcome TNT in semi final action. Eager to avenge his loss, TNT tried to assist Jay Law in the tournament final. Despite being hit with the Commonwealth Championship by TNT, “Lyte Playa” was able to kick out. With the vocal crowd well and truly behind him, Ventura traded forearms and kicks with Law. Try as he might Jay Law couldn’t keep Roger Ventura down, and “Lyte Playa” finally scored the win to become the first Commonwealth Champion of the millennium, dedicating the win to his late uncle.
AWF Tradition Reigns, Night 2, Results:
Tournament Quarter Finals:
“Lyte Playa” Roger Ventura def. Garcia
TNT def. Levi
X-Rated def. El Montana
Jay Law def. Gold
Tournament Semi Finals
“Lyte Playa” Roger Ventura def. TNT
Jay Law def. X-Rated
AWF Commonwealth Championship Tournament Final
“Lyte Playa” Roger Ventura def. Jay Law to become first AWF Commonwealth Champion.
AWF No Excuses!
Sat 11 Oct, 2008
Steve Ravenous b Destroyer Dacey, Massive Q & Alison Wonderland b Scotty Club & Shazza McKenzie, Best of 3: TNT b Blakestone, YLC: Bluey Bonza b Max Comic & Jay Law, Tag Titles: Billy Flyswat b Kid Dynamite & JT Robinson, Australasian Championship: Il Cognito b Powerhouse Theo
- Il Cognito opened the show explaining how since winning the AWF Championship last time he was in Blacktown, he has beaten all comers and has problems with The Detonation Crew. Theo & TNT entered with Powerhouse stating he would take the title, and TNT saying he would be avenged and would sort out Blakestone. Blakestone then came out and had words with TNT & Il Cognito.
- After defeating “Destroyer” Dacey, Steve Ravenous was joined by JT & K-Diddy, and they stated that tonight they’d take the tag belts, and at Campbelltown on 25 Oct, Ravenous would win the AWF Title.
- Massive Q squashed Shazza McKenzie leading to a german suplex from Alison Wonderland for the Freakshow win.
- In the Best of 3 Falls Grudge Match, first fall was pinfalls, with Blakestone getting the nod via his fireman’s slam. TNT bounced back & took the second fall with a rollup out of the corner after ramming Blakestone’s head into an exposed corner. Third fall saw TNT make Blakestone tap with a dragon clutch, with Kyle Semenoff interfering at the tap and arm barring TNT, while Blakestone beat on him. Powerhouse Theo entered and cleared off the Nightmare duo.
- Bluey Bonza overcame the quarrelling Law and Comic to retain his Young Lion’s Championship.
- Billy Flyswat defeated JT Robinson & Kid Dynamite when the two miscommunicated. Things got heated between the Players afterwoods but they eventually calmed down.
- Il Cognito retained the AWF title when Seminoff & Blakestone interfered, leading to bungled Theo powerbomb attempt, with Il Cognito following up with his springboard legdrop for the win. Blakestone & Semenoff kicked Theo after the fall, with TNT making the save and all four fighting to the back. Whilst Il Cognito was celebrating, The Players came from the back and Steve Ravenous nailed Il Cognito with his Platinum Pump handle Slam and stole the AWF belt.
AWF October Wrestlefest 2008
Sat 25 Oct, 2008
The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club
Powerhouse Theo b Rockafella, YLC: Bluey Bonza b Kid Dynamite, TNT b Adam Hoffman, Tag Titles: Massive Q and Toxin b Billy Flyswat to become New Champions, Blakestone b JT Robinson, Rob “The Scientist” Best b Jay Law, Australasian Title: Il Cognito b Steve Ravenous & Scotty Club.
- Il Cognito addressed the fans of Campbelltown explaining how he dismantled JT Robinson last time here, and Powerhouse Theo at Blacktown last AWF event. Cognito mentioned that Ravenous’ sneak attack and stealing of the AWF Championship belt would be avenged tonight. Steve Ravenous entered with the AWF Championship and said he’d walk out Champion. Scotty Club then came to the ring stating he beat Il Cognito’s Freakshow partner Massive Q at the last Campbelltown event, and promised fans he would be gunning for the AWF Championship. He challenged both men to a 3 way and the match was set for the main event.
- Powerhouse Theo pinned Rockafela in the opener with The Powerbomb.
- The popular Bluey Bonza retained the YLC downing Kid Dynamite.
- TNT pinned Adam Hoffman with the Detonator in an evenly fought bout. At the conclusion Powerhouse Theo entered and they raised Hoffman’s hand after the fall. TNT & Theo then took pics with the fans.
- Show hosts from TV1’s upcoming “The Wrong Show” challenged TNT & Theo to take them on during the intermission, and “The Detonation Crew” took care of the hosts to the crowds amusement.
- Massive Q & Toxin became new AWF Tag Team Champions when much interference from the Freakshow culminated with Zander Bathory holding Billy on the apron, causing Theo & TNT to re-emerge to attempt to save Flyswat. This led to Il Cognito attacking them from behind, and Toxin drilled Billy in ring setting up a Q splash for the pin & title change.
- Blakestone out rule broke JT Robinson to gain a hard fought win.
- The improving Rob “The Scientist” Best scored possibly the biggest win of his career pinning Jay Law after his scientific knee smash.
- After an evenly fought exciting bout, Il Cognito narrowly won the 3 way main event after Club went for the all partied out flatliner on Ravenous, and Cognito scored with a superkick on Ravenous and snuck in and pinned him.
- The Freakshow took over the ring at the end of the show and celebrated holding the Australasian & Tag Team Titles high in dominance of the evening.
AWF NEWSWIRE NOVEMBER 2008
- Lots of Championship news since last Newswire! Auckland New Zealand's "Lyte Playa" Roger Ventura outlasted the tournament field to become the first ever AWF Commonwealth Champion on 4 October, defeating Jay Law in the tournament final held in North Shore, New Zealand. Ventura was impressive during his bouts, dazzling his hometown fans with high impact strikes and high risk manouvres, combined with tight submission wrestling, which led to win the highly contested tournament. Ventura dedicated his win to his late uncle, and there are plans in the works for Roger to make his first championship defence. AWF wishes Roger Ventura a successful and rewarding tenure as AWF Commonwealth Champion.
- In tag team news, "The Freakshow's" combination of Massive Q & Toxin finally wore down solo tag champion Billy Flyswat at Campbelltown on 25 October, to become AWF Tag Team Champions. The win for the team brings both major AWF Championships to The Freakshow faction, making them the most dominant force in AWF. The win marks the first Championships for both Q & Toxin.
- Detonation Crew commander TNT took matters into his own hands on Fri 14 November travelling to Perth to represent at the AWA Australia SuperClash event at Warnbro, WA. After defeating the talented Dustin Dice, TNT re-appeared after some shinanigans by Rave & Mark Valor aimed at AAW fan favourites The Shark & Craven. TNT ended up challenging AWA Australian Champion Rave & Mark Valor to a 3 way for the Championship, and in a wild bout to end the night, TNT pinned Rave after "The Detonator" to the fans delight, to become the new AWA Australian Champion. TNT said he was honoured to win the championship, and will defend the championship on his travels proudly. TNT will defend against Steve Ravenous on 29 Nov at Minto, and 6 July against Jay Law if still Champion.
- The Freakshow's grasp on power in AWF is even stronger after October, with the faction holding both the Tag Titles and Australasian Championship. Leader Il Cognito remains Australasian Champion defeating Powerhouse Theo, plus Steve Ravenous & Scotty Club at October AWF events. He will face the challenge of Billy Flyswat at the last AWF event for the year at Niagara Park on 6 December. Flyswat has revenge on his mind as it was Il Cognito's planning of a full 5 on 1 attack against Flyswat that cost him the tag titles. Flyswat says he is excited to be in position to end the year on a high note by winning the Australasian Title in front of his home town, making him the first person to hold all AWF Titles.
- Kyle Semenoff interjected himself into the frey during the intense best of 3 fall battle between TNT and Blakestone at Blacktown on 11 October. Just aTNT had submitted Blakestone Seminoff was right there to back his Nightmare cohort up locking a tight armbar on TNT allowing Blakestone to stomp and beat on TNT. Powerhouse Theo was quick to the scene to aid his partner TNT and save him from permaneent damage. Later in the night Semenoff and Blakestone cost Theo the Australasian Championship, causing a scene, and with TNT involved both sides brawled to the back. Plans are in the works for a Team Nightmare Vs Detonation Crew tag showdown, likely at Panthers on 16 January.
- Tickets for the Panthers 16 January event will go on sale December 1. For those who purchase tickets before Xmas, they will recieve a free AWF DVD as a special Xmas gift. This will be a loaded event so be sure to book early and take advantage of this great deal.
- AWF will be having it's 10 Year Anniversary event in April / May 2009 which promises to be a massive day. Event details will become available in the coming weeks, so get ready, as this will be something truly special. We invite personal and business Sponsors to send expression of interests to be involved in this event. It will be held in Sydney, NSW.
- After a year of hard training and dedication as part of the AWF team helping with live events and anything required, Adam "Traffic" Holland and Ben Coles have graduated from the class of 2008 wrestling school. They join Rockafella and Shazza McKenzie as new talent to come out of the school and progress to live events this year. Traffic and Coles will both appear at the Graduation Day event on 29 November at the AWF Dojo. If you are interested in joining the AWF School for next year this event will be a perfect opportunity to visit the school and also see a live event to prepare you for your journey. Application for the 2009 Feb-April Semester are being accepted now. Visit http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/awfschool.php for course details and email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
- AWF Young Lion's Champion Bluey Bonza will head to the USA for the month of December to train and wrestle the best of the LA circuit.
- Congratulations goes to former AWF Australasian Champion Mark Hilton on his marriage. The AWF team wishes you and your lovely bride a successful and healthy eternal partnership. Have a fantastic honeymoon!
- New AWF T-Shirts are available at live events, and are up at the AWF website now at http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/awfgear.php. Designs for AWF, Detonation Crew, Australian Made, Platinum Players, Il Cognito, Powerhouse Theo, Bluey Bonza & TNT are all available. Support your favourite stars and wear their shirts proudly!
- Thanks for your support in October, see you at the upcoming events!
UPCOMING AWF LIVE EVENTS:
Sat 29 November 2008
Minto , NSW
Sat 6 December 2008
Year End Extravaganza
Central Coast Youth Club
Niagara Park , NSW
Fri 16 January 2009
New Year's Revolution
Penrith , NSW
Sat 7 March 2009
Blacktown , NSW
More dates to be announced! To keep up to date visit the AWF Website!
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