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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Georgia Wrestling News, Notes, And History: 10/27/2007

Courtesy of Georgia Wrestling History's Rich Tate:


Ray ‘Glacier’ Lloyd will be heading a wrestling seminar at the National Guard Armory in Canton, GA, today beginning at Noon. Fees are $50.00. Lloyd will be doing in-ring evaluations for prospective talent on October 27 at 2:00 PM at the Canton National Guard Armory. If you can't make the seminar, you can still have an evaluation for only $25.00. Lloyd meets with TNA Producer Keith Mitchell on a weekly basis to discuss talent. Email robadonis@hotmail.com for more info.

Flatline Championship Wrestling is in Grovetown, GA, at Patriots Park tonight, beginning at 7:00 PM. The show is dubbed “Fright Night”. Admission is $7.00, but kids under five get in free. Email webteam@fcwwrestling.net for more info.

Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance returns to Milledgeville, GA, tonight at the National Guard Armory, with matches starting at 7:30 PM. The show is dubbed “Halloween Bash”. Email giwapro@hotmail.com for more info. Advertised: Shawn Hunter, Mike Stratus, & Jake Slater versus Steven Lowery, velvet Jones & Firewalker in a steel cage war games match; Matt Black & Scott Cage versus the Slaughter Pit; and Oko Nono versus J-Rod in a ladder match for the GIWA Heavyweight Title.

Great Championship Wrestling will be in Phenix City, AL, tonight at the GR8 SK8plex, starting at 7:30 PM. Fans wearing costumes to the show get $2.00 off the ticket price. Call (334) 297-2223 for more info. Advertised: Johnny Swinger versus Sonny Siaki > GCW Tag Team Title Tournament Match: Shaun Banks & Cru Jones versus Frankie Valentine & Tex Monroe > GCW Interstate Title match: A.J. Steele versus Orion Bishop.

Ultimate Christian Wrestling returns to Canton, GA, tonight at the National Guard Armory, with matches getting underway at 8:00 PM. Call (770) 713-6367 for more info. UCW will be taping this event for its first DVD, to be called “Ultimate Sacrifice 2007”. Rick Steiner and Glacier are scheduled to appear. Advertised: Dustin Powers versus Justin Dirt; Rick Steiner versus Jeremy Vain; Alexander Phoenix versus Enigma; Rob Adonis & Glacier versus Colt Derringer & Truitt Fields; Bruce Biggins versus Damien Synn; War Daddy & Mad Dog versus Brian Lawler & Billy Jack; and Hayden Young versus Big Bank Barfield.

Georgia Wrestling Promotions will be back in Waleska, GA, tonight at the Waleska Ballpark, with a bell time of 8:00 PM. The show is dubbed “Halloween Tricks and Treats Monster Mash”, with a costume contest for kids, as well as door prizes. Call (770) 296-5290 for more info. Advertised: The Regular Guys defend the GWP Southern Tag Team Title versus the Hollywood Brunettes in a barbed wire cage death match; Shaun Tempers defends the GWP Southern Heavyweight Title versus Slim J in a casket match; D.L. Norris versus Leatherface in a four corners or pain match; Shadow Jackson & Jerry Palmer versus a mystery opponent; and the Hellbillies versus Talent & Money; Big Head Hansen versus Jay Clinton; and a three-way match between Danny Horne, Jamar Acid, and Chris Lightning.

All-Star Wrestling Network will be back in Fort Valley, GA, tonight, at the Wrestleplex, beginning at 8:15 PM. Email wardpromo@aol.com for more info. Advertised: Falls Count Anywhere Match: Simon Sermon versus Rick Michaels > Chick Donovan versus the Nightmare > AWN Tag Team Title Match: Genocide* versus D.O.A. > Street Fight Match: Drew Golden versus Ron Stalker > King of the Hood Match: Brokeshi versus Q-Ball.


Georgia Wrestling History would like to wish Harvey Wippleman a happy 42nd birthday today.

We would also like to mention that former Georgia Championship Wrestling star Bobby Garrett recently joined our message board. Other registered members of note include Bill Eadie (a/k/a the Masked Superstar), Jody Hamilton (a/k/a the Assassin), Ted Allen, ‘Sir’ Oliver Humperdink, ‘Cowboy’ Bob Kelly, Jimmy Powell (a/k/a the original Dirty White Boy), Dick Steinborn, Jay West (Georgia Championship Wrestling ring announcer from the 1970s-1980s), Les Thatcher, Scrappy McGowan, Paul ‘Butcher’ Vachon, Danny Hodge, Jim Nelson (a/k/a Boris Zhukov), George ‘the Animal’ Steele, Ben Masters (former promoter for Peach State Wrestling in the 1980s-1990s), Ron Niemi, Pat Rose, and Bobby Simmons. If you are not a member, be sure to go to our website and sign up.


On this day in 1944, Bill Longson defeated Chief Saunooke to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Longson had been the reigning champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

On this day in 1964, Georgia Heavyweight Champion Sputnik Monroe and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw in a title match at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Monroe had been the reigning champion since he defeated Don Fargo on October 16, 1964, in Atlanta.

On this day in 1967, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Oki Yama & El Mongol (managed by Jack Crawford) at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. During the match between Yama was unmasked, but had his face covered quickly and was unable to be identified.

On this day in 1973, the Super Gladiator defeated Tommy Seigler to win the Georgia Television Title at that day’s taping for All-South Wrestling Alliance promoter Ann Gunkel. It is unclear at this time how Seigler came to be recognized as the champion. Our records currently show him defending it on July 20, 1973, against Ox Baker. Baker had been the defending champion in a match exactly one week earlier against Mr. Kleen.

Also on this day in 1973, Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Bobby Duncum & Stan Vachon to win the Georgia Tag Team Title at that day’s taping for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Duncum & Vachon had been the reigning champions since they defeated Armstrong & Tom Jones in the final round of a tournament on September 21, 1973, in Atlanta. That tournament also included the following teams: the Samoans, the Super Infernos (managed by J.C. Dykes), Ole & Gene Anderson, and Ricky Gibson & Bob Orton, Jr.

On this day in 1978, Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Anderson & Hansen had been the reigning champions since they defeated Rick Martel & Tommy Rich on October 20, 1978, in Atlanta. Also on this card, Martel put up $1,000 if the Masked Superstar could pin him, and the Superstar put up $1,000 if Martel could break the cobra hold, but neither happened, as they wrestled to a draw. In a lights out match, Pez Whatley defeated Ole Anderson by countout.

On this day in 1979, Tommy Rich defeated Killer Karl Kox (managed by Bobby Heenan) to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title at that day’s taping for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Following the match, Heenan burned Rich’s face with a cigar. Rich had won the title from Kox the night before in Atlanta.