Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
'Southeastern Wrestling News' for August 1 & 2, Marty Garner and PWO
On Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 5:26 PM EST SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 08/01/2008
World Wrestling Entertainment
The RAW crew will be at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, IL, tonight.
Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale tomorrow: September 6 in Jamestown, NY, at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena; September 8 in Fort Wayne, IN, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; and November 23 in Boston, MA, for the Survivor Series PPV at the TD Banknorth Garden.
Total Nonstop Action
TNA will be at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, tonight. Today’s edition of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times published an article, previewing tonight’s event. Click here for the article.
An updated lineup for TNA’s Hard Justice PPV in Trenton, NJ, on August 10 is as follows: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Booker T in a “Six Sides of Steel” weapons” match; Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles in last man standing match; LAX defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Beer Money, Inc.; Christian Cage & Rhino versus Team 3D in a New Jersey Street Fight; Petey Williams defends the TNA X Division Title against Consequences Creed; Jay Lethal versus Sonjay Dutt in a “Black Tie Brawl & Chain” match; and live performances by Ice-T, Grandmaster Caz, and Filthee.
Ring of Honor
ROH will be at Sports Network & Fitness in Manassas, VA, tonight. Advertised: Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against Naomichi Marufuji & Go Shiozaki; Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Ruckus; Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries versus the Motor City Machine Guns; Roderick Strong versus Necro Butcher; Brent Albright versus Chris Hero; Rhett Titus versus Delirious; Adam Pearce & Shane Hagadorn versus Mark & Jay Briscoe; and Rex Sterling versus Pelle Primeau. Also advertised: Sean Denny, Larry Sweeney, Bobby Dempsey, Sara Del Rey, and Daizee Haze. Bell time is 8:00 PM.
Also, ROH’s Respect is Earned II PPV debuts tonight on InDemand, the Dish Network, and TVN cable systems. Replays will be shown over the weekend. The lineup includes: Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defending the ROH World Tag Team Title against Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries; Nigel McGuinness defending the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Go Shiozaki; Erick Stevens versus Roderick Strong; a six-man tag match featuring Adam Pearce, Chris Hero & Eddie Edwards versus Brent Albright, Pelle Primeau & Delirious; Davey Richards versus Claudio Castagnoli; Kevin Steen & El Generico versus Ruckus & Jigsaw; and appearances by Larry Sweeney, Sara Del Rey, and Daizee Haze. The price, depending on carrier, ranges from $9.95 to $14.95.
During the ROH event on August 2 in New York City, NY, NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce will be presented with a “new” belt prior to his title match against Brent Albright. This is being done to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the National Wrestling Alliance. The belt is a recreation of the belt awarded to Harley Race in 1973, which was also worn by Jack Brisco and Shohei Baba.
Around the Southeast
NAWA Ring Champions will be at the Purks Building in Cedartown, GA, tonight. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: David Young versus Air Paris; Thunder & Lightning versus the Naturals (Chase Stevens & Adam Armor); an inter-gender match featuring Nigel Sherrod versus Bambi; Bulldog Raines versus Stupid, with Tweety; Kyle Matthews versus Simon Sermon; and Frankie Valentine & Chip Day versus Josh Stone & the Nightmare. Call (770) 748-9276 for advance tickets, or (706) 314-9802 for more information.
Alternative Pro Wrestling will present “Freedom Fight ‘08” at the Gym in Royston, GA, located on Cherry Street, tonight. Bell time is 8:15 PM, and doors open at 7:45. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and children under 6 are admitted free of charge. Advertised: J.T. Talent defends the APW Southern States Heavyweight Title against Shadow Jackson; Azrael & Darkness, with Lloth, defend the APW Tag Team Title against Bo Newsome & Slim J and the Friday Night Franchise (Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels) in a three-way; Chris Mayne defends the APW North Georgia Heavyweight Title against Seth Delay; Jeremy Vain versus Billy Buck; and Chris King versus the Royston Brawler. Also advertised: Chris Damien, Kareem Abdul Jamar, and Stryknyn.
On August 16, Federation X Entertainment presents “Crush Live” at the National Guard Armory in Orlando, FL, at 8:00 PM. Advertised: Mike Cruz, JP Ice, Ricky Vegas, Da Biff, and Simon Sez. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (407) 816-1045.
Odds and Ends
The Biography Channel will be broadcasting Randy Couture’s episode on August 6 at 10:00 PM ET. It will be sandwiched by repeats of Andre the Giant, beginning at 9:00, and Hulk Hogan. It is also scheduled to replay on August 10 at Noon ET, when it will be sandwiched by repeats of Hogan, beginning at 11:00, and the “Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling”.
Birthdays and Memorials
GWH wishes a happy birthday to D-Von Dudley (36).
Today in Memoriam: Matty Matsuda (1929), Ray Gunkel (48, 1972), Jimmy Beal (1993), Don Owen (90, 2002), and Ken Timbs (53, 2004).
On This Day
AUGUST 1, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BUCKHEAD ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Wayne Coleman versus Glenn Cowan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was noted that Glenn Cowan was known for the use of the flying mare.
AUGUST 1, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Battle Royal featuring Foy Rivers, Glenn Cowan, Red Dugan, John Lewis and John Dameron > Jack McAdams versus Young Gotch / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The winner of the battle royal was to wrestle the winner of the match between Jack McAdams and Young Gotch in the main event.
AUGUST 1, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Plummer and Jack Zarnas wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Ernie Dusek defeated Joe Cox (2-1)
AUGUST 1, 1935 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones – Promoter) > Bill Ward versus Whitey Patterson > Joe Wolfe versus Honey Boy Hackney > Sammy Miller versus Emilio Firpo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 1, 1936 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Harry O’Kelley versus Baron Von Hoffman > Mex McClain versus Young Gotch > Don Rainey versus Sammy Miller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 1, 1939 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Marrs defeated Alf Johnson > Henry Piers and Harry Kent wrestled to a draw > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Leo Savage (2-0)
AUGUST 1, 1947 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Kirkland defeated Tiny Oxford > Nick Carter defeated George Thomas > Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias > Ray Villmer & Ralph Garibaldi defeated Tom Mahoney & Al Galento
AUGUST 1, 1949 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PEACH BOWL SPEEDWAY (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward & Jack Bloomfield versus Joe Estes & Red Dugan > Gorgeous Gilpin defeated Joe Harben > Frank Remille defeated Jack McAdams / Notes: Tommy Ward & Jack Bloomfield and Joe Estes & Red Dugan were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
AUGUST 1, 1949 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Juanita Coffman defeated Ellen Olsen > Ben Morgan and Johnny Long wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre defeated the Black Menace (2-1)
AUGUST 1, 1952 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey and the Brain wrestled to a draw > Muscles defeated Eddie Gossett > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson* versus Don McIntyre > Baron Leone defeated Babe Zaharias / Notes: Art Nelson and Don McIntyre were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Art Nelson had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Angelo Martinelli on July 11, 1952, in Atlanta.
AUGUST 1, 1955 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson & Tokyo Joe defeated Andre Drapp & Tarzan White
AUGUST 1, 1957 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – BARN (Chic Witt – Promoter) > Randy Boatwright versus Choo-Choo Lynn > Don Goodwin versus Yank Gavel > Women’s Match: Denise Ross versus Princess Chi Chi / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 1, 1958 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon defeated Ronnie Etchison > The Skull defeated Frank Townsend > Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie & Angelo Poffo / Notes: Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee on this card. The program for this card mentioned that the Mighty Yankee and Tokyo Joe were looking to return to Atlanta. It also said that Kurt Von Brawner had requested a return, but that the Athletic Commission adamantly denied him permission. It was announced that Bill Willis would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
AUGUST 1, 1960 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus the Mighty Yankee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 1, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Derrell Cochran by disqualification > Ricky Storm & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Derrell Cochran & Jack Bence > Man versus Animal Match: Terrible Ted defeated Gypsy Joe
AUGUST 1, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Murphy and Rito Carreon wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Chief Crazy Horse defeated Red Roberts > Don Curtis & Joe Scarpa and Pedro Godoy & the Russian Crusher wrestled to a draw > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.
AUGUST 1, 1964 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Judy Grable versus Marie Darnell > Battle Royal featuring Sputnik Monroe, Krusher Karlson, Derrell Cochran, Ray Gunkel, and Charlie Carr / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.
AUGUST 1, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Dunn and Bob Nandor wrestled to a draw > Jimmy Jones defeated Matt Jewell by disqualification > Jerry Graham & El Mongol defeated Tim Geohagen & Mr. Wrestling / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.
AUGUST 1, 1968 (THURSDAY) – WAYCROSS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco versus Pepe Gomez > Bob Armstrong & El Mongol versus the Rising Suns > Bill Dromo versus Brute Bernard / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Crawford managed Brute Bernard. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
AUGUST 1, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Ramstad and Little John wrestled to a draw > Grizzly Smith defeated Gorilla Marconi > Bill Dromo and Chati Yokuchi wrestled to a draw > The Super Assassins defeated Roberto & Cyclone Soto > Ray Gunkel defeated Mr. Ito > Joe Scarpa & El Mongol defeated the Assassins by disqualification / Notes: The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins. The Professional managed Joe Scarpa & El Mongol. The program for this card mentioned that Paul Jones received an ultimatum from NWA President Sam Muchnick to resign or force the Super Assassins to leave. A letter reprinted in the program, allegedly sent from Muchnick to Jones, addressed as the Vice President of the NWA, stated that the Assassins had an attorney contact him regarding the use of the name, and that Muchnick had been advised by NWA attorneys to take the action to avoid legal issues threatened by the Assassins.
AUGUST 1, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt defeated Robert Fuller by disqualification > Doug Gilbert and Assassin #1 wrestled to a draw > Assassin #2 defeated Sabu Singh / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.
AUGUST 1, 1972 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated the Champ > Dick Shannon and Cisco Grimaldo wrestled to a draw > Lumberjack Match: Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears > Boxing Match: Leon Ogle defeated Mr. X by KO in fourth round > Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo defeated the Assassins
AUGUST 1, 1972 (TUESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Wayne Cowan wrestled to a draw > George Grant over Juan Caruso by disqualification > Joe Turner over Nick Russo > the Avenger over Bill Bowman by disqualification > Dick Steinborn over Rocket Monroe > Brass Knucks Title Match: Ray Gunkel* defeated Ox Baker / Notes: Following the match between Ray Gunkel and Ox Baker, Gunkel passed out in the shower and was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead that night, at the age of 48. At the time of his death, Gunkel was held both the Brass Knucks Title and the Georgia Television Title. Gunkel had been the reigning Brass Knucks Champion since he defeated Ox Baker on June 30, 1972, in Atlanta, and Georgia Television Champion since he defeated Big John on October 15, 1971, in Atlanta.
AUGUST 1, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sonny King defeated George McCreery at 14:45 > Bob Backlund defeated Butch Malone > Mike McCord defeated Mr. Fuji > Jerry Brisco defeated Nikolai Volkoff > Taped Fist Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. > Cage Match: Toru Tanaka defeated Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher, Nikolai Volkoff, Mr. Fuji, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.
AUGUST 1, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Ken Dillinger > Jacques Goulet defeated Richard Blood > Don Kernodle defeated the Avenger > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 by disqualification > World Tag Team Title Match: Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* to win title
AUGUST 1, 1978 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Dillinger defeated Dennis Johnson > Roger Howell defeated Barry Orton > Rick McGraw and Mr. Saito wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: King Kong Mosca* defeated Thunderbolt Patterson by disqualification > Stan Hansen, Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Sonny King, Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff
AUGUST 1, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Roberts versus Doug Somers > Carl Fergie versus Mike Stallings > Stan Hansen versus the Eliminator > Bob Armstrong versus Killer Karl Kox > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* versus Tony Atlas & Ray Candy > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Mr. Columbus / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.
AUGUST 1, 1980 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton defeated Chavo Guerrero > Jay Strongbow defeated Dutch Mantell > Dennis Condrey & Stan Lane defeated Steve Regal & Terry Taylor > Steve Keirn defeated Alexis Smirnoff > Lars Anderson defeated Assassin #1 > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Baron Von Raschke ruled a no contest > Stan Hansen versus Abdullah the Butcher ruled a no contest > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Mark Lewin > Dusty Rhodes & Andre the Giant defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Chavo Guerrero substituted for Big Red in the match with Charlie Fulton. The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.
AUGUST 1, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Toro defeated Rick Ferrara > David Sierra defeated Mike Reed > George Wells & Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Jim Duggan & the French Angel > Terry Gordy defeated Ted DiBiase > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Ken Patera* defeated Tommy Rich by countout
AUGUST 1, 1982 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Gibbs defeated Tom Prichard > Tito Santana defeated Buzz Sawyer > The Iron Sheik defeated Brad Armstrong > The Junkyard Dog defeated the Super Destroyer > Don Muraco defeated Roy Rogers > The Masked Superstar defeated Ron Fuller > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Orndorff defeated Ric Flair* by disqualification > NWA World Tag Team Title Match: The Freebirds defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen* by disqualification / Notes: Roy Rogers substituted for Leroy Brown in the match with Don Muraco. Roddy Piper managed Muraco.
AUGUST 1, 1982 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Mike Rotundo defeated Juan Reynosa > Jim Nelson defeated Keith Larsen > Jay Youngblood defeated Matt Borne > King Parsons & Porkchop Cash defeated Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle > Sgt. Slaughter defeated Wahoo McDaniel > New York Street Fight Match: Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff > Roddy Piper defeated Jack Brisco
AUGUST 1, 1983 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Paul Ellering > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Joe Lightfoot > The Road Warriors defeated Brett Wayne & Rick Rood > Tommy Rich defeated Bill Irwin by disqualification > Pez Whatley defeated Larry Zbyszko > National Television Title Match: Buzz Sawyer defeated Ron Garvin* / Notes: Buzz Sawyer did not defeat Ron Garvin in the first fifteen minutes, so the title did not change hands. Paul Ellering managed Sawyer and the Road Warriors.
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. 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, and Tim Dix.
SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 08/02/2008
NEWS and NOTES
World Wrestling Entertainment results from Springfield, IL, on August 1: Kofi Kingston over Paul Burchill; Snitsky over Jim Duggan; Lance Cade over Paul London; Mickie James over Beth Phoenix; D-Lo Brown over Santino Marella; Batista over Kane; John Cena over Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., in a handicap match; and CM Punk over Chris Jericho in a no disqualification match.
The RAW crew will be at the Robert Municipal Auditorium in Evansville, IN. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Freedom Hall in Johnson City, TN, tonight.
Saturday Night’s Main Event broadcasts tonight at 9:00 PM ET on NBC, with the following: John Cena, Batista & Cryme Tyme versus Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Kane & JBL; and Jeff Hardy versus Edge. Jenny McCarthy also appears, as her Generation Rescue teams with WWE against autism.
Total Nonstop Action will be at the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, TX, tonight.
Ring of Honor results from Manassas, VA, on August 1: Mark & Jay Briscoe over Adam Pearce & Shane Hagadorn; Pelle Primeau over Rex Sterling; Delirious over Rhett Titus; Roderick Strong over Necro Butcher; Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries versus the Motor City Machine Guns went to a twenty-minute draw; Brent Albright over Chris Hero; Nigel McGuinness over Ruckus to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Title; and Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black over Naomichi Marufuji & Go Shiozaki to retain the ROH World Tag Team Title.
ROH will be at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY, tonight. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title in a four-man elimination match against Bryan Danielson, Tyler Black, and Claudio Castagnoli; Adam Pearce defends the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Brent Albright; Kevin Steen & El Generico versus the Motor City Machine Guns; a three-way featuring Jimmy Jacobs, Austin Aries, and Necro Butcher; Naomichi Marufuji versus Go Shiozaki; Eddie Edwards versus Roderick Strong; Chris Hero versus Delirious; and Jigsaw & Ruckus versus Mark & Jay Briscoe. Also advertised: Larry Sweeney, Shane Hagadorn, Bobby Dempsey, and Sara Del Rey. Pearce will be presented with a “new” belt prior to his match against Albright. This is being done to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the National Wrestling Alliance. The belt is a recreation of the belt awarded to Harley Race in 1973, which was also worn by Jack Brisco and Shohei Baba.
In the aftermath of Hostile Environment, NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA in Cornelia, GA, tonight with an international television taping advertising a double main event: Chad Parham & Seth Delay vs. Jerry Palmer & Sal Rinauro - loser of the fall has their head shaved bald and an NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title Match: Iceberg (c) vs. Ace Rockwell. The NWA Elite (Shatter & Kimo with Jeff G. Bailey) will be in action. Also on card will be Devil's Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) vs. New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters), Jeremy Vain & Mr. Adonis vs. Slim J & Shadow Jackson, Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) vs. Team Technician (Bob E. & Tyler Smith), Truitt Fields & Texas Treats (Don Juan & Chris Marval) vs. Sex, Talent & Money (Caleb Konley & JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III), Plus: Palmer and Bill Behrens have a joint announcement about a new talent division coming to Anarchy and appearances by Jeff Lewis, Don Matthews, Brodie Ray Chase & Melissa Coates, Hayden Young, Chip Day, Hollywood Brunettes, Adrian Hawkins, and Bo Newsome. Bell time is 8pm.
AWA World-1 South will be at Buck’s Place in Ellaville, GA, tonight. The venue is located at 997 South Broad Street and US Highway 19 South. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: Tommy Rich versus Jake Slater for the W1S Southern Heavyweight Title; Jimmy Rave versus J-Rod; Pete Wilson versus Big Bank Barfield; Stephanie Starr versus Fantasy; Tommy Dame versus midget star Mr. Big; Mike Patrick & Ricky Romeo versus the Heartbreak Express; and Pain versus Lou the Fixer.
Tonight, Southern Championship Wrestling presents “Retribution”, to take place at the Salvation Army Gymnasium in Sanford, FL, at 7:30 pm. Advertised: The main event will be a title vs. hall of fame medal match as SCW champion "Chocolate Rocket" Thomas Marr, w/Robin Donahue Esq., puts the title on the line against "Korean Monster" Ryze, who will be putting up his hall of fame medal. For the SCW Florida championship, Nooie Lee defends against Austin Amadeus. Aaron Epic takes on half of the SCW tag team champions, Jason Hexx. In a career threatening match, The Prodigy vs. Tribal, w/John Isaacs. Slick Sleazy vs. Victor Creed. In a ladies match, Leva vs. Betsy Ruth. Lord Neil Faith, w/Sheik Muhammad Akbar, vs. Brett Bonaduce. The Evil Empire is also advertised.
Tonight, Global Championship Wrestling returns to the Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, at 7:30 PM. Advertised: Jesse Pain vs. Theodore Tutwiler III for the GCW Heavyweight championship. "Wild Thing" Will Owens vs. Frankie Valentine. The Russian Assassin vs. Sgt Hammer. Orion Bishop vs. Soul Crusher. In a ladies tag match, Veronica Fairchild teams up with Traci Brooks to take on Genni Right & Rock C. Joey Lightning & INHuman Fly vs. Maddog & Prowler. Lani Kialoha vs. Jason Phoenyx.
NWA South Atlantic Championship Wrestling presents “August Armageddon”, to take place tonight at the American Legion Post 19 in Orlando, FL. Advertised: For the Heavyweight championship, Bobby Bonecrusher defends against The Black Knight. For the vacant X-title, Redskull takes on Gus Money. Freestyle vs. Crazyfist. Ethan Icon vs. Talon vs. Pretty Boy Lloyd. Manson & Rico Moon vs. SWAT Patrol. Xavier Night vs. Brandon Groom. Also advertised to be on the show: NWA South Atlantic commissioner Lee Douglas, DJ Jeff, Steve Michaels, Rico Casanova, Uncle Jed, Mr. Wrestling 2 (not Johnny Walker). Bell time is at 7:00 PM. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-11, and free for kids 4 and under.
Tonight, former WCW and WWE Star Buff Bagwell returns to the Great American Wrestling Federation at the Hosford Gameroom in Hosford, FL, at 8:00 PM to face GAWF champion Steve Goins for the GAWF title. Tickets are $10 at the door and doors open at 7:00.
Here are your United States Wrestling Organization results for August 1 from Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel, with an attendance of 121: White Tiger beat Lee Cross. Josh Crowe beat New York Gangster. Aiden Scott beat Rockin’ Black Ninja. Tim Renesto (with Charming Charles) beat Psycho Medic. USWO Jr. Champion Cousin Jason X & Petey Wright beat Justin Spade & Bryan Casey when Wright pinned Casey. Andy Douglas beat Seven (with Charming Charles). Per a stipulation, Douglas got 5 minutes with Charles, but Seven returned to the ring area and attacked Douglas. USWO Tag Team Champions Quinton Quarisma & JC Crowe beat Damien Payne & Rob C and LT Falk & Mad Man Pondo (w/Veronica Wild) by DQ when Pondo used his stop sign on Quarisma. USWO Champion Jeremiah Plunkett beat Gary Valiant (w/Miss Boogie) by DQ when Valiant accidentally hit ref Devin.
Great Championship Wrestling results from July 31 in Phenix City, AL, at the GR8 SK8 Plex, with a reported attendance of 260: Orion Bishop (with Wicked Nemesis) pinned Tex Monroe. Zero Tolerance (with Princeton Gainey III) pinned "That 80's Guy" John Bogie. Scotty Beach pinned Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis). Sonny Siaki pinned Kareem-Abdul Jamar. After the match, Siaki was interviewed by Taylor McKnight, handling ring announcing duties in place of the injured Rob Russo, and accepted David Young's challenge for the GCW Fred Ward Memorial on September 4. Micah Taylor & GCW Interstate Champion J-Rod beat Johnny Swinger & Shaun Banks (with Quentin Michaels & Tracy Taylor) after Tracy tripped Swinger. Bull Buchanan beat GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones by disqualification when Shaun Banks interfered. After the match, Jones and Banks tried to hang Buchanan with a rope. Quentin Michaels had already been ejected from ringside for interfering in the match.
GCW announced this week that they are officially exploring further options in Villa Rica, GA. "These plans may not make certain other people happy", said company Director of Media Content Taylor McKnight, "but with the awesome response we have received twice in that area, we feel the need to say thank you by not only delivering a great show but also supplying a great venue to host it."
As many fans mentioned before, the only drawback to the past GCW events in Villa Rica was the heat. "The heat supplied from the action was fine", said Neal Jensen, a local fan who promises to be back anytime GCW is in town. "After a while though, as far as a climate goes, I need air conditioning at my age."
After an overwhelming amount of remarks made just like that one, GCW, being a company that listens to their fans, has cordially agreed to postpone the Villa Rica event for today at the Gold Dust Recreational Center, in order to secure a more comfortable building to run in to maximize the enjoyment of the fans.
"The building has already been secured. We aren't like other companies that post delays and never return", said McKnight. "The building is already a done deal, but we feel the element of surprise is always the best tactic. We have heard a lot of "barroom talk" about where GCW will pop up next, and we'd like to keep it a surprise; a surprise I believe the fans are going to really like. They've never seen wrestling like this before, but if you think we blew you away last time, as the legendary Bugs Bunny once said....you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, doc."
GCW has announced the following matches for the Fred Ward Memorial on September 4 in Phenix City, AL, at the GR8 SK8 Plex: "Tables, Ladders & Chairs": David Young vs. Sonny Siaki. In an "All or Nothing" match: Micah Taylor vs. Johnny Swinger. If Taylor wins he gets Tracy back, and if Swinger wins he gets Micah's contract. A bullrope match for the GCW Heavyweight Championship: Cru Jones (c) vs. Bull Buchanan.
There will also be a GCW Tag Team Championship match where the fans vote for the stipulation. Here are the results so far: "Hardcore Rules" match – 63.75%, "Texas Tornado" match – 23.13%, "Singapore Cane" match – 6.25%, "Steel Cage" match – 6.25%, and "Weasel Suit" match – 1%.
Here are the results from the Peachstate Wrestling Alliance show from July 25 at the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, with attendance reported at 168: Ace Rockwell beat Shaun Tempers of the Devil's Rejects. "Action" Mike Jackson beat the Ultimate Dragon. "Bullet" Bob Armstrong beat the Lethal Luchador. Sal Rinauro beat El Mexicano. This match was match of the night by far, going a legit 25 minutes. Rinauro won with his feet on the ropes during the pin. However, new commissioner Shane Noles told the referee and the decision was reversed. El Mexicano won by DQ, but Rinauro retained the PWA Cruiserweight title. Bull Buchanan beat "Primetime" Elix Skipper by DQ. These two had a great match, going back and forth for 15 minutes until Rinauro tried to interfere on Skipper's behalf. He wound up nailing Elix by accident and costing him the match. Afterwards, Noles said he was tired of Rinauro's antics and proceeded to award Skipper a title shot. Skipper said it'd be worth turning down TNA money for one show to come back and beat him.
The next PWA show is August 8 from the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, and is being advertised as a “Back to School Blast”. Advertised matches include a 10-man battle royal to determine the first PWA Heritage Champion, who will also receive a check for $,5000. Scotty Riggs versus Johnny Swinger. Sal Rinauro defends the PWA Cruiserweight Title against "Primetime" Elix Skipper. Sonny Siaki versus El Mexicano. The Ultimate Dragon defends the Southern Cruiserweight Title against Mike Jackson. Ace Rockwell versus Shaun Tempers in a rematch.
R&B Entertainment Wrestling will be in Jesup, GA, at the Cracker Williams Recreation Center tomorrow afternoon. Doors open at 2:30 PM and bell time is at 3:00. Tickets are $5. Advertised: National Championship, 4 Corners Elimination Tag Match featuring Vern Von Rashke (c) vs. "The Modern-Day Cowboy" Chris Anthony vs. Blade Walker vs. "Playboy" Jason Hayes. For the RBW Heavyweight Championship, Scotty Bullwinkle (c) vs. "The Broken Angel" FEAR. For the RBW Tag Team Championship, Fuego & Big Joe (c) vs. "The Hot One" Lance Alonte & Justin Taylor. Also advertised: "Top Story" Morgan Davis, Dallas Riley, Sektor, The Ring Lord, and The Gangsta Nation. R & B is owned and operated by Redd Groover and Billy Westberry. It is a non-profit organization that promotes wrestling shows to raise money for diabetes and other research. Redd is a former 30 year diabetic and Billy has been diagnosed with diabetes.
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling is returning to Villa Rica, GA, on August 23, with the location to be announced. It will be the first SECW show in Villa Rica since promoter Scott East stopped running his weekly Sunday night shows there at the end of 2007 and moved to the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton, GA.
SECW also announced the following dates for Bremen, GA, at the Recreation Center: August 3, August 22, August 30, September 13, September 25, October 11, October 23, November 8, and November 22.
Full Impact Pro returns to the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, FL, on August 23 for "Heatstroke '08." Advertised: Newly crowned FIP World Heavyweight champion defends the belt against the newest member of Heartbreak Enterprises, Go Shiozaki, w/Sean & Phil Davis. In a weapons match, Black Market takes on The Dark City Fight Club. YRR member and FIP tag team champion Kenny King takes on Age of the Fall member Tyler Black w/Rain, Leva & Mr. Milo Beasley. Also advertised: Roderick Strong, YRR member and the FIP Florida Heritage champion Sal Rinauro, Austin Aries, The Necro Butcher, YRR member and FIP tag team champion Jason Blade, Mercedes Martinez, YRR's Chasyn Rance, Chris Jones, Shawn Osbourne, and the debuts of Chris Grey and Tommy Taylor. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets at the door are $20 ringside, $15 general, and $10 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $12 general and $8 for kids 13 & under. For more information or to purchase advance tickets call (352) 422-4582.
Grappling Entertainment Athletic Revolution presents "Burnout” on August 24 at 4:00 PM at the Orlando Jai-Alai & Race Book in Fern Park, FL. Advertised: Roderick Strong & Austin Aries take on Kenny King & Jason Blade. In a 4-way match, Go Shiozaki vs. Kory Chavis vs. Chris Jones vs. Austin Amadeus. Tyler Black locks up with Sal Rinauro. Erick Stevens takes on Chasyn Rance. Christopher Gray & Tommy Taylor vs. Jerelle Clark & Nooie Lee. The Necro Butcher vs. Jon Davis. Bruce Santee vs. Chip Day. The Loggers vs. The Lifeguards. Tickets are $17 ringside, $12 floor seating, $10 general, and $5 for kids 13 and under. For more information, call (407) 339-6221, ext. 107.
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Jim Neidhart (52) and Harry Smith (22).
Today in Memoriam: Jim Wright (1963) and Argentina Apollo (46, 1984).
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.
AUGUST 2, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Zaharias defeated Blue Sun Jennings (2-1) > Jim Clinstock defeated Roy Lumpkin (2-0)
AUGUST 2, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Jack Higgs versus Juan Gonzalez > Chippewa Charlie versus Turk Powell > Hugh Winn versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 2, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Emilio Firpo versus Honey Boy Hackney > Joe Wolfe versus Young Londos > George Romanoff versus Young Sampson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 2, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Blindfold Battle Royal featuring Young Londos, Mike Cassidy, Bill Jeffries, Baron Von Hoffman, Jack Layden, and Doc Poole / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.
AUGUST 2, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Marsh versus Charlie Harben > Jack Hader versus Bibber McCoy > Johnny Long & Nick Carter versus Don Lee & Dick Lever > Jim Coffield defeated Al Massey by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Jim Coffield and Al Massey, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
AUGUST 2, 1950 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Benny Becker defeated Karl Kowalski > Danny Dusek defeated Pat Welsh > Jack Bloomfield and Pat Murphy wrestled to a draw
AUGUST 2, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack O’Reilly and El Toro wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Women’s Match: Bonnie Watson defeated Joyce Smith (2-0) > Jerry Graham defeated Red McIntyre > Chief Big Heart defeated Jack Steele
AUGUST 2, 1954 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* versus Millie Stafford > Jack Dillon versus Tex Riley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938.
AUGUST 2, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bibber McCoy and the Zebra Kid wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Freddie Blassie defeated Lee Grable > Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson versus Don & Red McIntyre ruled a no contest / Notes: The ring broke during the match between Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson and Don & Red McIntyre, bringing the match to an end.
AUGUST 2, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre defeated Angelo Poffo > Edouard Carpentier defeated Jack O’Brien / Notes: Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.
AUGUST 2, 1957 (FRIDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie & Jack Steele versus Bibber McCoy & Oni Wiki Wiki > Death Match: Tarzan White versus Kurt Von Brawner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 2, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leo Garibaldi versus the Mighty Yankee ruled a no contest > Choo-Choo Lynn and Corsica Jean wrestled to a draw > Tony Neopolitan, Corsica Jean & the Mighty Yankee defeated Charlie Harben, Leo Garibaldi & Choo-Choo Lynn
AUGUST 2, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Morgan and Johnny Reid wrestled to a draw > Jack Bence & Frank Morgan defeated Ricky Storm & Johnny Reid > Man versus Animal Match: Terrible Ted defeated the Masked Phantom (2) at 12:00
AUGUST 2, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Bulldog Lawley > Chief Little Eagle defeated Carlos Mendoza > Bill Dromo defeated Gypsy Joe > World Tag Team Title Match: Tim Geohagen & the Proud Rebel defeated Kurt & Karl Von Brauner* by disqualification / Notes: The Proud Rebel removed his mask before the match with Kurt & Karl Von Brauner, revealing himself as Joe Scarpa. Saul Weingeroff managed the Von Brauners. Weingeroff interfered in the match, bringing the match to an end. It is unclear as to how the Von Brauners came to be recognized as World Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows the Assassins defending the title against the Kentuckians on October 12, 1962, in Atlanta. It was announced that Lenny Montana, Tito Kopa, Tarzan Tyler, and Mike Paidousis would be wrestling in Atlanta soon, and that Don McIntyre was negotiating with Bobo Brazil for some future dates.
AUGUST 2, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Golden Terror defeated Danny Little Bear > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres* defeated the Infernos by disqualification > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Princess Little Cloud / Notes: Choo-Choo Lynn was handcuffed to J.C. Dykes during the match between Enrique & Alberto Torres and the Infernos. Dykes managed the Infernos. The Torres’ had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Medics in a tournament final on May 6, 1966, in Atlanta. The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD.
AUGUST 2, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker defeated Oki Shikina > Butcher Vachon defeated Guillotine Gordon > Ray Gunkel & Bob Armstrong defeated the Rising Suns > The Professional defeated Eddie Graham > Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard defeated Dick Steinborn & Bill Dromo > El Mongol defeated Jack Crawford / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard. Buddy Fuller was the special referee for the match between Crawford and El Mongol, a match which was reportedly demanded by the NWA. Mike McGraw was credited as being a referee on this card.
AUGUST 2, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa & the Professional defeated Chati Yokuchi & Mr. Ito > Bill Dromo and Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw > The Super Assassins defeated Bob Armstrong & Bob Ramstad / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins.
AUGUST 2, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Kirby defeated Roberto Soto > Prince Pullins defeated Doug Somers > Ron, Terry & Jimmy Garvin and Steve Keirn, Dennis Stamp & Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Mask versus Mask Match: Super A defeated the Professional > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Don Muraco defeated Buddy Colt* by disqualification / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
AUGUST 2, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George McCreery defeated Dennis Hall > Bob Griffin defeated Bobby Simmons at 15:00 > Rick Martel defeated Dudley Clements > Mike McCord defeated Nikolai Volkoff > Rick Martel & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr. Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.
AUGUST 2, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles versus Randy Alls > Les Thornton versus Roberto Soto > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant versus Ken Mantell & Dean Ho > Mark Lewin versus Abdullah the Butcher > Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes versus Pak Song / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and Abdullah the Butcher.
AUGUST 2, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Gene Anderson by disqualification > Randy Savage defeated Raul Mata > Jacques Goulet defeated Burrhead Jones > Roberto Soto defeated Ole Anderson > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Lars Anderson > Dick Slater versus Dino Bravo ruled a no contest
AUGUST 2, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pez Whatley versus Mr. Saito > Midget Match: Cocoa Willie versus Lord Littlebrook > Rick Martel versus Hartford Love > Thunderbolt Patterson versus the French Angel > King Kong Mosca versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No DQ): Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* versus Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
AUGUST 2, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong versus Killer Karl Kox > Wahoo McDaniel versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar. Stan Hansen was also advertised.
AUGUST 2, 1980 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – MID-SOUTH AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Garrett defeated Mike Davis > Steve Regal defeated Eddy Mansfield > Terry Taylor defeated Assassin #1 > Lars Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Ole Anderson & Dennis Condrey by disqualification
AUGUST 2, 1986 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Jim Crockett – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Steve Regal defeated Denny Brown* to win title > Don Kernodle defeated the Barbarian > Ivan Koloff, Krusher Khrushchev & Baron Von Raschke defeated Todd Champion, Sam Houston & Manny Fernandez > Jimmy Valiant defeated Pez Whatley > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin > Magnum T. A. defeated Nikita Koloff > Brass Knuckles Match: Tully Blanchard defeated Ron Garvin > The Rock & Roll Express defeated Ole & Arn Anderson > Mixed Tag Team Match: Baby Doll & the Road Warriors defeated Jim Cornette & the Midnight Express > Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair / Notes: It was reported that 12,000 were in attendance for this card.
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, and Richard O’Sullivan.
Gary Cantrell sent this recap in:
Heres a recap of "Cham-Pain" Marty Garner's appearance on The Shoot.
"Cham-Pain" Marty Garner was a guest on the July 31st edition of The Shoot (Episode 80). He was welcomed by hosts Gary Cantrell and Alan Martin. Gary starts off by telling Marty that he never really understood the campaign at first but after some research he was actually impressed by it. He ask's Marty how he got the inspiration for it. Marty tells the story about coming up with OMEGA and doing jobs for WWE. He fast forwards to fighting Vladmir Kozlov, and said after the match Arn Anderson gave him a good compliment which according to Marty is rare. Marty continues and says that he meets up with John Laurinatis. Laurinatis tells him that he's an average guy and that Marty should go out and give him a reason to hire him. Marty explains that he had bought a laptop and with the help of some friends typed a blog and proceed it to send it out to various news sites and the campaign began. He tells the story of how Matt Hardy and The Undertaker were in a match together in Austrailia and The Undertaker spots a "Hire Cham-Pain" in the crowd and says to Matt "Brother's popular ain't he?" He also tells about how Mark Henry had spotted a sign or two. Marty then tells about the call that he gots from John Laurinatis. He explains that Laurinatis isn't thrilled with how his email has jumped by about 500 a day. Laurinatis also tells him that someone has figured out how to e-mail everyone else in the company as well and blames it on Marty. Gary then asks Marty if at any point he ever thought about backing down after that call. Marty replies with a simple "No". He tells about how he started getting calls from other wrestlers who were telling him how positive this was. He said that he doesn't want to say anything to Vince or John, he wants to show them. He said that with the WWE marketing machine behind him he could be a big star. He mentioned that a fighting magazine is doing a 3 page article on him.
In this 35 minute interview he also discusses the feeling of standing in the gorilla position right before walking through the curtains, his PPV match with MVP, How he met Matt Hardy, his rap album and the meaning behind his song "Your Momma call me big Daddy". The interview can be streamed/downloaded @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theshoot
Joe Dombrowski sent this in:
Pro Wrestling Ohio presents “PWO Wrestlelution”
Sunday afternoon, August 3
Plain Dealer Pavilion - 2014 Sycamore Street
Belltime: 3:00 pm
In October of 2007, a new age began in Ohio professional wrestling. With the platform of national television at their doorstep, a roster of young, hungry, and capable athletes set out on a course to prove themselves. A course to begin carving their legacy, forging their reputations, and solidifying their abilities.
Through the next eight months, great sacrifices were made. Blood was shed, bodies were hurt, wills were damaged but did not break. All with the goal to reach the pinnacle of their profession, the height of their careers, and inch their way closer to the next level. On August 3, they will arrive.
Sunday afternoon, August 3 at the Plain Dealer Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, the best athletes in the region converge for PWO’s ultimate proving ground. Nearly one year of hostility, resentment, aggression, and hatred will be unleashed. It is a night of closure. A night of finality. A night for the most vital questions to be addressed and answered. Who is the Most Dominant Man in PWO? Who are the true kings of Cleveland Ladder Matches? Who has the drive to stand up to one of wrestling’s most heralded legends and survive? And who will achieve the ultimate prize of being called the first-ever PWO Champion?
August 3, the bad blood and ill-will reaches its culmination. The hatred and contempt can be contained no more. For these great athletes, it is time to not only rise to the next level, but surpass it. Some will stand triumphant, some will fall, some will achieve their dreams, carve their legacy, forge their reputations, and solidify their abilities for years to come, but all will meet their Wrestlelution.
To Determine First EVER PWO Champion:
“M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross vs. Josh Prohibition
A love/hate rivalry that stretches back nearly ten years and has intensified over the past ten months. Since PWO’s inception, Prohibition has done everything in his power to steal the spotlight from his former tag team partner, putting Matt Cross out of action on a number of occasions. When Josh qualified for PWO’s first ever Heavyweight Title match, officials dropped the bombshell that Prohibition’s opponent had been pre-selected. M-Dogg 20 is coming back, with vengeance in mind and gold in his sights. The competitive rivalry over who is more skilled, who truly carried their tag team, and who is quite simply better finally ends as M-Dogg 20 vs. Josh Prohibition reaches its final chapter, with its highest stakes yet.
Who Is The Most Dominant Man in PWO?
$5,000 vs. 5 Minutes with Maguire
Jason Bane vs. “The Indestructible” Cronus w/ Agent Aaron Maguire
Jason Bane, at 6’8” and over 300 lbs. has spent years as Cleveland’s premiere wrecking machine. However once 6’3” 275 lb. Cronus was recruited by greedy and maniacal Aaron Maguire, Cronus gained the focus, intensity, and maliciousness he lacked in years prior. After ten months of each man claiming dominance over the other, they finally meet August 3. Aaron Maguire’s attempts of delaying the match with restraining orders and unreasonable contract demands were only momentarily successful. If Cronus wins, Aaron Maguire receives $5000 of Bane’s money. If Bane wins, he gets 5 minutes alone in the ring with Aaron Maguire. Will Jason Bane finally get his hands on Maguire, who for months has challenged his credibility and integrity? Or will Cronus prove to be the better man, and make his manager richer? And most importantly… who IS the Most Dominant Man in PWO?
Re-live the chaotic Bane/Cronus contract signing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVM7CA1-OBo
Last Man Standing Match
Johnny Gargano vs. Gregory Iron
Gregory Iron’s first match back from a career threatening concussion saw the upset of a lifetime as the undersized inspirational cerebral palsy survivor defeated the cocky, privileged, and highly-touted prodigy Johnny Gargano. This win boosted Iron’s confidence, and career to new heights, and after a life of hardship and misery, it seemed Iron was finally truly happy. In a jealous and bitter rage, Gargano set out to destroy all that Iron had worked for, perpetrating a savage assault that left Greg with a second life-threatening concussion. After three months of rehab and recovery, Iron returned, vowing retribution. After signing a legal waiver to return to the ring, Iron challenged Gargano to a match so brutal, the only way to win is to leave your opponent unable to answer a ten count - Last Man Standing. Johnny Gargano promises to finish the job he started and rid the wrestling world of the supposed “freak”. Gregory Iron promises to make Gargano feel the same pain Iron himself had felt all his life, and unleash 21 years of rage and hostility all in one life-altering moment. The most emotional rivalry in professional wrestling today climaxes on August 3, a rivalry that may see the end of a career, and will see only one man left standing.
Re-live Gargano’s barbaric assault on Iron: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOVcxlIbPuk
First Ever PWO Tag Team Titles:
Matthew Justice & Morty Rackem vs. Jake Crist & Vincent Nothing vs. Virus & Virus Grande
This past April, Pirate Justice (Morty Rackem & Matthew Justice) and V-Squared (Virus & Virus Grande) took each other to the limit in a grueling high-flying adrenaline-fueled Ladder Match, as Rackem & Justice prevailed in a match that many say raised the bar for Ladder Matches in Ohio. One man who disagreed was Vincent Nothing, claiming the efforts of the other two teams came nowhere close to Nothing’s past Ladder match triumphs. After an encounter with one-half of Irish Airborne, Jake Crist, who was also a part of Nothing’s classic Ladder Match, Nothing & Crist joined forces to defend their legacy. August 3, six fearless risk-takers, and six innovative combatants collide in one ring for one prize: the newly-created PWO Tag Team Title. Who truly are the kings of Cleveland Ladder Matches? Who can truly raise the bar higher and push their bodies farther than anyone else? This Ladder Match WILL raise the bar for Ladder Matches in Ohio… but who will be responsible for it? That team will leave triumphant and as champions.
Greg “The Hammer” Valentine vs. Mike Tolar
“Superstar” Mike Tolar, a natural athlete who has succeeded in every avenue he has explored. His high school and collegiate athletic success helped propel him to success in professional wrestling, and also helped propel his ego to unbearable heights. Fed up with not receiving the “hero’s welcome” he feels he deserves, Tolar issued an open challenge to anyone in professional wrestling to battle him at Wrestlelution. The call was answered by former WWE Intercontinental and World Tag Team Champion and Hall of Fame inductee Greg “The Hammer” Valentine! A timeless veteran of countless mat wars, The Hammer brings an experience level and ring savvy second to none. Will The Hammer teach Tolar a lesson in true mat mastery or will Tolar’s amateur acumen be enough to defeat a true legend of the sport?
King Kong Bundy vs. Benjamin Boone
Known as the “Master of the 5-Count”, King Kong Bundy is one of the most feared and intimidating forces in wrestling history. Oftentimes called the “Walking Condominium”, Bundy would flatten opponents with his dreaded Avalanche splash, a move that helped catapult him to international superstardom. Bundy has main-evented WrestleMania, and held the record for shortest match in WrestleMania history, a record that wasn’t broken until earlier this year. Has young Benjamin Boone bitten off more than he can chew by challenging Bundy in order to make an impact on PWO’s grandest stage? Or can the rookie shock the world and defeat a legend?
Ten Man Elimination Tag Match
Team Clash vs. Team Hobo Joe featuring “One-Legged Wonder” Zach Gowen
The Clash, Ernie Ballz and Brian Bender, have had it out for PWO’s cult hero Hobo Joe and his protégé Bobby Beverly for months, blaming the two for the failure of The Clash’s short-lived Rock Show segment. When PWO officials chose to end this issue in a unique way: a ten-man elimination tag match, both sides began to recruit partners, but Team Hobo had a unique surprise: joining them on their team would be professional wrestling’s most awe-inspiring athlete, wrestling’s only one-legged wrestler Zach Gowen! Will The Clash be able to avenge their ill-fated talk show? Or will the “Dumpster Dweller” and “One-Legged Wonder” prove to be a winning combination?
Kiss My Butt Match
“DeeeLicious” Jimmy DeMarco vs. “Megastar” Marion Fontaine w/Macho Grosh
Ever since the two crossed paths some months ago, the “Prime Minister of Perversion” Jimmy DeMarco has gone out of his way to ruin the career of Marion Fontaine, from squirting baby oil in his eyes to attempting to steal his manager Macho Grosh, to sneaking into the building dressed in drag to attack him! After a particularly unusual DeMarco stunt involving crossdressing, seduction, and a marriage proposal, Fontaine had finally had enough, and challenged DeMarco to any match he wanted. The depraved DeMarco chose the creepiest stipulation possible: a “Kiss My Butt” match. Which one of these athletes will be forced to pucker up and commit the ultimate act of embarrassment in public? And how will Jimmy DeMarco react to it?
Ashley Lane vs. ???
Since her debut in PWO, Ashley Lane has been a force to be reckoned with, regardless of who her opponent is, or even their gender! Lane has issued an open challenge to any woman to face her at Wrestlelution. Who will answer the challenge? Will anyone be able to stop Ashley Lane or will her win streak continue?
Plus: A Special LIVE Musical Performance From “This Fires Embrace”
Columbus-based rock band “This Fires Embrace” have been the artist behind the official PWO Theme Song since PWO’s inception. August 3, the band will be there LIVE for the first time, performing the PWO Theme, along with a number of their other hits, and meeting and greeting with fans as well. It will be a unique experience August 3 as the rock & wrestling connection lives with Wrestlelution!
Tickets on sale now: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/050040BD83A51F78
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