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All-Star Wrestling Network will be back in Fort Valley, GA, on November 3, at the Wrestleplex, beginning at 8:15 PM. Email for more info. Advertised: Rick Michaels versus Simon Sermon in a loser leaves match and J-Rod & the Slaughter Pit versus Shawn Hunter & Killer Instinct.
Georgia Wrestling Promotions will be back in Waleska, GA, on November 10 at the Waleska Ballpark, with a bell time of 2:00 PM. This is their final show in Waleska before moving into their own arena in Jasper, GA. ‘Superstar’ Bill Dundee, along with son ‘Iceman’ Jamie Dundee are scheduled to appear and sign autographs. If fans bring a can of food for their Feed-the-Hungry drive, they get $2.00 off the ticket price. Call (770) 296-5290 for more info. Advertised: a four-corners-of-pain match with Danny Horne versus D.L. Norris; Shaun Tempers; Iceberg; the Regular Guys; the Hollywood Brunettes; the Hellbillies; Kid Ego, Jr.; Chris Lightning; Big Head Hansen; Jay Clinton; and J.T. Talent.
You can read Bill Behrens’ latest updated NWA Notes at http://nwawrestling.com/bbnotes.
Georgia Wrestling History would like to wish a happy 58th birthday today to Paul Orndorff.
1939: Tom McCarthy rented the Warren Arena from L.C. Warren. Warren had announced that he was retiring as his business was keeping him too busy to continue promoting wrestling. McCarthy renamed the venue as simply the Sports Arena, and picked up as the Atlanta promoter for Georgia Championship Wrestling.
1941: A card that had been scheduled at the Warren Arena in Atlanta for today was cancelled the day before by Abe Simon, promoter for Georgia Championship Wrestling. Lou Thesz, who had been scheduled to wrestle Rudy Strongberg in the main event, was unable to appear due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
1943: Bill Longson defeated Albert Mills to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Sammy Friedman. 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.
1951: Southern Heavyweight Champion Don McIntyre and Lou Plummer wrestled to a draw in a title match at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Tom Mahoney. Both men had won a fall before time expired during the third fall. McIntyre had been the reigning champion since he defeated Art Nelson on September 10, 1951, in Augusta.
1954: Verne Gagne defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.
1965: Dale Lewis defeated Freddie Blassie in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Lewis had put up $1,000 in the match with Blassie, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. Although Blassie lost the match, he managed to open a gash in Lewis’ head that required stitches. The program for this card mentioned that Mario Galento and Dutch Savage were the new Southern Tag Team Champions, but offered no information on how or where they won the claim. The last reference we have shows Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn defending the title against Savage & Lewis on October 8, 1965, in Atlanta. We also have no documented reports of Galento & Savage defending the titles, with the next reference to it being on April 1, 1966, when the Infernos, managed by J.C. Dykes, defeated Galento & Bobby Shane for the vacant title. The program also featured an advertisement for Nalley Chevrolet, located at 2555 Stewart Avenue, asking you to call referee Charlie Smith for “the best deal”.
1968: Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Alberto & Ramon Torres to win the Georgia Tag Team Title at the Savannah Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Aaron Newman. The Torres’ had been the reigning champions since they defeated the Vachons on September 20, 1968, in Atlanta.
1971: Buddy Colt defeated George Scott to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Colt had been billed as the champion since June 18, 1971. Also, the Assassins defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title. The Assassins had been billed as champions since August 13, 1971. The Monroes had said they were contemplating leaving if they could not defeat the Assassins, but they remained in the area.
1974: The Fabulous Moolah defeated Susan Green to retain the Women’s World Title at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Moolah had been billed as champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. In the main event, Danny Little Bear defeated Jimmy Garvin in an Indian Strap Match. Garvin was the manager for Ron & Terry Garvin, who lost by disqualification in the semi-main event to Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #2.
1976: Terry Funk defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Funk had been the reigning champion since he defeated Jack Brisco on December 10, 1975.
2005: Erik Watts & Mike Foxx defeated Derrick Neikirk & Mike Knox in the main event at the GCW Sports Arena in Columbus for Great Championship Wrestling.
2005: Slim J defeated Jeff Lewis to win the Anarchy Television Title at the NWA Arena in Cornelia for NWA Anarchy. Also, Mikal Adryan defeated Onyx to retain the Anarchy Heavyweight Title. The main event featured a noose match, with the Urban Assault Squad (Shadow Jackson & Nemesis) defeating Alabama Attitude.
2005: The Outlaws defeated the Axis of Evil to retain the GIWA Tag Team Title at the AG Center in Dublin for the Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance. Also, Shawn Hunter defeated Sean Logan to win the Mid-State Heavyweight Title.
Monday, October 29, 2007
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