Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
Georgia Wrestling History for May 1, NWA Mid-Atlantic, EPW, & Dundee
On Friday, May 2, 2008 at 5:36 PM EST GEORGIA WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 05/01/2008
NAWA Ring Champions returns to Rome, GA, tonight at the National Guard Armory at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30. Advertised: HCP (Billy Love, Josh Arden & Josh Hate) versus the Exotic Ones (Jay Clinton, Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon); Bulldog Raines versus Murder One; and Chris Lightning versus Michael Cross. Also advertised to appear are Chris Ganzer, Torque, Josh Vaughn, and Air Paris. Call (706) 314-9802 for more info. (Rich Tate)
Ultimate Championship Wrestling will be at the Villa Rica, GA, High School, tonight. Matches start at 7:00 PM. Jeremy Vain, Rob Adonis, Colt Derringer, Kyle Matthews, Sal Rinauro, Brian Lawler, Billy Jack, Dustin Powers, Chris Rippy, Adrian Hawkins, Frankie Valentine, the Destroyer, and Garrett and Justin Brown are advertised. (Rich Tate)
The Future Wrestling Federation will be in Monroe, GA, on May 3, at Paintball Works, located at 320 Madison Avenue. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Adults admitted for $10, kids 6-12 for $5, and all other children admitted free. Call (678) 851-6856 for more info. Advertised: Rob Russo, Leatherface, Flatline, and the American Nightmare in a four-way; Psycho Man versus Loco Motive; Prince Rhumma versus High Impact; Brian Titus versus Jamie Dean; Jamie Holmes versus T.A. Stanton; and Drive-By versus the Russian Assassin. (Rich Tate)
NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on May 3 for another International Television Taping with a tag team grudge match: Nemesis & Jay Fury vs. Slim J & Shadow Jackson, NWA Anarchy TV Title match: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Hayden Young, NWA Anarchy Tag Title Match Devil's Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with The Reverend) (c) vs. Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) with No DQ and No Count Out, Shatter and the Mystery Man (with Jeff G. Bailey) take on four opponents in a handicap match, Chad Parham AGAIN defends his Certificate of Awesomeness, Todd Sexton vs. Ace Rockwell, Brodie Ray Chase & Melissa Coates in mixed tag action, plus the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion Iceberg, Mikal Judas, Seth Delay, Jeremy Vain & Mr. Adonis, Team Technician, Talent & Money, Chip Day, Wes Grissom, NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer and much more. Bell time is 8 pm. For ticket info call 706-476-2017. (Larry Goodman)
Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the JCC Arena in Port Richey, FL, on May 3. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: the Puerto Rican Nightmares defend the Florida Tag Team Title against the Empire; Jake Hager defends the Florida Heavyweight Title against Stevie Richards; Kevin Thorn versus Afa in a street fight; a diva battle royal; Tyrone Jones versus Atlas DaBone; Bryan Kelly, Johnny Curtis & Gabe Tuft versus Andrew Vein, Sinn Bowdee & Kafu; Heath Miller versus Rycklon; Shawn Spears & Sheamus O’Shaunessy versus T.J. Wilson & Mr. Yamamoto; Matt Sydal, Greg Jackson, and Colt Cabana in a three-way; Charles Evans & Vic Adams versus Jay Bradley & Mondo; and Brad Allen versus Big Rob. (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.
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Dave Taylor (51) and Jack Bull (38).
Today in Memoriam: Kurt Von Poppenheim (89, 2003), Miss Elizabeth (42, 2003), and Jose Barreto Martinez (21, 2004)
MAY 1, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > John Mauldin versus Tarzan Jordan > Eddie Wagner defeated Dave Terrell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 1, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD PARK FIGHT ARENA (Bill Corley – Promoter) > Pete Rogers defeated Gene Miller > Johnny Cox defeated A.D. Ford > Hugh Winn defeated Curley Baker > Ted Radcliffe defeated Gene Fox
MAY 1, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SUNSET ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Ed Terrell versus Black Jack / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card. A special section of the arena was reserved for white patrons.
MAY 1, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Joe Woods versus Mex McClain > Don Rainey versus Young Londos > Tarzan Jordan versus King Kong Kashey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 1, 1950 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long versus the Red Terror > No TL Match: Tom Mahoney & Babe Zaharias versus Nick Carter & Buddy Knox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 1, 1951 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Pee Wee James defeated Tiny Roe > Charley Laye defeated Dan O'Connor > Don McIntyre defeated Lozano Martinez
MAY 1, 1957 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Caroline Bennett versus Baby Doe > Guy LaRose versus Dick the Bruiser / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 1, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Acosta versus Gino Angelo > Don McClarty versus Gypsy Joe > Ray & Dickie Gunkel versus Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 1, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andre Drapp defeated the Canadian Angel > Dick Steinborn & Ray Villmer defeated Jim Wright & Ivan Zukoff > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Lenny Montana defeated Eddie Graham* by disqualification / Notes: Eddie Graham had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Tampa, FL, office since he won a tournament on March 17, 1962, in Tampa.
MAY 1, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Kopa versus Silento Rodriguez > George Cannon versus Buck Jones > Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle and Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
MAY 1, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Johnny Heidman > The Bavarian Boys defeated Red Roberts & Sailor Moran > Sputnik Monroe defeated Tinker Todd > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Ron Reed & Tex Riley > Texas Death Loser Leaves Match: Joe Scarpa defeated Stan Stasiak / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. The Mighty Jumbo was the special referee for the match between Joe Scarpa and Stan Stasiak.
MAY 1, 1965 (SATURDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alex Perez & Pedro Zapata versus Jesse James & Chief Little Eagle > Mario Galento versus Tom Bradley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This was for the locally televised “Columbus Championship Wrestling”, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.
MAY 1, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Chico Santana versus Pee Wee Lopez > Frankie Cain versus Tarzan Tyler > Jesse James versus Pedro Zapata > Mario Galento versus Ray Gunkel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 1, 1969 (THURSDAY) – AMERICUS, GA – SUMTER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Dale Lewis > Dennis Hall & Grizzly Smith defeated Los Toros
MAY 1, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Challenger defeated Bob Armstrong > Ramon Torres defeated El Medico > Alberto Torres and Rocket Monroe wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Karl Von Stroheim & Professor Kimura > El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Nick Bockwinkel & Doug Gilbert defeated the Assassins by disqualification / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt, Professor Kimura & Karl Von Stroheim. Following the match between Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller and Karl Von Stroheim & Professor Kimura, the latter team almost came to blows as Von Stroheim felt Kimura lost the match, but O’Dell calmed the situation. They remained in the ring as Buddy Colt made his way to the ring for his match with El Mongol. Mongol managed to win by disqualification when the other three interfered and began attacking him in a four-on-one battle, yet Mongol still managed to clear the ring and send his enemies running. Leo Garibaldi and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. It was announced that Paul DeMarco and Joe Scarpa would wrestle each other in an Amateur Rules Match on May 8, 1970, and that Dory Funk, Jr., and Bill Miller would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
MAY 1, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn defeated Nikita Mulkovitch > Bob Griffin & Roberto Soto defeated Guillotine Gordon & Kubla Khan > Buddy Colt versus El Mongol ended in a double disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan & Guillotine Gordon. Khan turned on Crawford and Gordon during the match with Bob Griffin & Roberto Soto.
MAY 1, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Black versus Koa Tiki > Randy Curtis defeated Wayne Cowan > Women’s Tag Team Match: Ann Smothers & Barbara Owens versus Valerie Griffith & Natasha > Tommy Seigler versus Oki Shikina > Ron Pritchard versus Ox Baker > Dick Steinborn, Ray Candy & Argentina Apollo defeated Bill Bowman, Joe Turner & Assassin #2 > Texas Death Cage Match: Jack Armstrong versus Rock Hunter / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Mr. X managed Bill Bowman and Joe Turner. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2. Listed as a new sponsor in the program we have for this card is Music Mart at 575 Cherokee Road in Smyrna.
MAY 1, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Jack Evans > Bobby Duncum defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Leon Ogle & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rocket Monroe & Tank Morgan > Bob Armstrong, Bill Dromo & Bill Watts defeated J.C. Dykes & the Super Infernos / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.
MAY 1, 1975 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (International Wrestling Association - Promoter) > Jim Wilson versus Joe Turco > Luis Martinez versus Eric the Red > Bob Ellis & Tex McKenzie versus Rip Hawk & Beautiful Bruce > Ivan Koloff versus Argentina Apollo > Reginald & Hartford Love versus Dino Bravo & Gino Brito > Ernie Ladd & Thunderbolt Patterson versus the Mongols > Bulldog Brower versus the Mighty Igor / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Al Costello managed Reginald & Hartford Love. George Cannon managed the Mongols.
MAY 1, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Bill White > Doug Gilbert defeated Jacques Goulet > Adrian Adonis defeated Ken Dillinger > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson defeated Stan Hansen* by disqualification > Ernie Ladd & Ole Anderson defeated Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: Ken Dillinger substituted for Lars Anderson in the match with Adrian Adonis.
MAY 1, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gilbert versus Jim Nelson > Mike Sharpe versus Genichiro Tenryu > Ernie Ladd versus Jay Strongbow > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas versus Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
MAY 1, 1981 (FRIDAY) – GAINESVILLE, GA – GEORGIA MOUNTAIN CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race defeated Tommy Rich* to win title
MAY 1, 1982 – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong versus Tom Prichard > Michael Hayes versus the Super Destroyer > Ron Bass versus Bob Armstrong > Ray Stevens versus the Masked Superstar > John Studd versus Leroy Brown > Kevin Sullivan versus Buzz Sawyer > Roddy Piper versus Tommy Rich > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Dusty Rhodes & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 1, 1983 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Ray Candy defeated Chick Donovan > Destruction, Inc., defeated Brian Blair & Tito Santana > Ron Garvin defeated the Iron Sheik > Dick Murdoch defeated Buzz Sawyer by countout > Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff defeated Larry Zbyszko & Killer Brooks > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Tony Atlas defeated Ric Flair* by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik and Destruction, Inc.
MAY 1, 1987 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Jim Crockett – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > The New Breed defeated Jeff Sampson & Jeff Belk > Baron Von Raschke defeated Thunderfoot #1 > Vladimir Petrov defeated Jimmy Valiant > The Midnight Express defeated Bob & Brad Armstrong > Barry Windham defeated Lex Luger by disqualification > Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Ole Anderson & Tim Horner > Chain Match: Nikita Koloff defeated Ivan Koloff > Ric Flair defeated Jimmy Garvin / Notes: It was reported that 3,200 were in attendance for this card.
Devin Cutting sent this in:
Rick Steiner, Buff Bagwell and Nikita Koloff will be appearing at the NWA Mid-Atlantic event in Lincolnton, North Carolina on May 16th, 2008. Go to http://www.midatlanticwrestling.com for info about NWA Mid-Atlantic and http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows.
Bradley Grover sent this in:
EPW Challenge 2.28:
Newest episode of EPW Challenge is up and running.
On this short but sweet episode we will see:
-Ray Diamond VS Slash Sullivan
-Making his EPW debut, Davey Loomis will take on the 350lb Kongo.
-Main Event: Rocco Abruzzi VS one half of the Winter Hill Gang, Sid Reeves
NECW TV 122:
Just hours away from NECW's SPRING BREAKDOWN tomorrow night at the National Guard Armory in Quincy, MA, we have a new edition of NECW TV online.
We kick it off with the final moments of the match that took place last week between NECW Triple Crown Champion, Big Rick Fuller and Max Bauer. When the dust settled and the smoke cleared a new champion was crowned. But did Max Bauer really win the title?
From there it's tag team action as Team Nightmare ("The Human Nightmare" Evan Siks and "Nightmare" Nick Steel) take on the duo of "The Talent" T.J. Richter and Vain Valentino.
In our TV main event, Antonio "The Promise" Thomas, who is part of Saturday's big triple threat main event, takes on "The Hawaiian Warrior" Makua.
All this, plus a rundown of tomorrow night's card and more!
This episode is now available for viewing or download. Visit www.NECW.TV to watch the original weekly wrestling TV program produced especially for the Internet - always available free, on demand and worldwide!
Direct link to the episode: click here
NECW TV 123:
As we head into this weekend's World Women's Wrestling event, we have a brand new edition of NECW TV online.
We begin the broadcast with words from the new NECW Triple Crown Champion, "The Mowhawked Enforcer" Max Bauer.
From there, it's the NECW TV debut of the masked man from the Orient, Makoto, as he battles the self-proclaimed "Future Superstar" Ryan Matthews.
In our TV main event, it's a special challenge match between Team Cairo member, Scott Osbourne, who was named as one of the participants in the 5th annual IRON 8 Championship, taking on the winner of the first IRON 8, former NECW Heavyweight Champion, "Revolution" Chris Venom.
Speaking of Team Cairo, we will have words from the now former NECW Triple Crown Champion, Big Rick Fuller and manager Brian Cairo just after losing the championship.
Plus a rundown of World Women's Wrestling's BELLE OF THE BRAWL and words from former WWW Champion, Lexxus as she gets ready for Sunday's WWW event.
This episode is now available for viewing or download. Visit NECW.TV to watch the original weekly wrestling TV program produced especially for the Internet - always available free, on demand and worldwide!
Direct link to the episode: click here
William Hatfield sent this in:
"Superstar" Bill Dundee is our special guest on this week's edition of William Hatfield's The Wrestling Hotseat brought to you courtesy of www.hirepowered.com
This legendary athlete joins us for a jam packed interview! This is the best thirty minutes in pro wrestling audio! Mr. Dundee discusses so much with us this week, from his start in Australia, to his current role in the United Wrestling and their Internet Pay Per View Series! Visit www.unitedwrestling.net so you can view the event!
Topics Discussed Include:
Whether he prefers tag team or singles wrestling and how tag team wrestling was brought over from Australia
Mr. Dundee's thoughts on Jerry "The King" Lawler, both as a partner and as an adversary
Thoughts on his 1979 series of matches with "Outlaw" Ron Bass
First impression of Beautiful Bobby Eaton
How you need an ego to truly succeed in wrestling
Missing the territory days and the camraderie he shared with men like Tommy Rich
The toughness of Exotic Adrian Street & Miss Linda
Thoughts on his son Jamie Dundee and his WWF run
Teaming with Jerry "The King" Lawler to defeat PG-13 for the USWA Tag Team Championship
Winning the USWA Tag Team Titles with his son Jamie Dundee
His thoughts on TNA Wrestling, WWE, and how drawing ability should be gauged on where you last performed
His series of matches with "The Flamboyant One" Eric Embry and how over Mr. Embry was in Texas
Overcoming the odds and becoming "The Superstar" at his size
How the combination of genetics and thought bring about longevity
The upcoming United Wrestling Internet Pay Per View available exclusively on www.unitedwrestling.net
The future for "Superstar" Bill Dundee
All this and so much more!
You can download the interview or listen online at http://www.myvirtualbc.com