Courtesy of Georgia Wrestling History's Rich Tate:
Our own Larry Goodman is scheduled to discuss the pending regulations by the GAEC on tonight’s Trash Talking Radio show.
There are reports circulating, at this time unconfirmed by our sources, that David Sheldon (a/k/a the Angel of Death) has been found dead in his home in Texas.
We received the following message from Bobby Simmons: “Juanita just called and said after new x-rays today surgery will not be required on the shoulder, nor the arm. The right shoulder according to the doctor has set itself, and amazingly the left arm has as well and will no longer need a pin inserted. They are going to put a soft cast on the arm. Juanita says Krissa is getting stronger each hour.”
Great Championship Wrestling will be in Macon, GA, on November 30 at the Bloomfield Recreation Center, starting at 7:30 PM. Call (334) 297-2223 for more info.
GCW will also be in Phenix City, AL, tonight at the GR8 SK8plex, starting at 7:30 PM. Call (334) 297-2223 for more info. Advertised: Johnny Swinger versus Deathrow; David Young versus Cru Jones; and Scotty Beach & Sonny Siaki versus the Hooligans.
Georgia Wrestling Promotions has added Chris Masters to its lineup for Cartersville, GA, on January 19 at the Cartersville Civic Center, with a bell time of 8:00 PM. Call (770) 296-5290 for more info. Advertised: Gangrel versus Tank. Also scheduled to appear are Rob Conway (w/ Nigel Sherrod), Chad Parham, Ace Rockwell, the Hellbillies, VIP (w/ Ace Heffner), Leatherface, Big Head Hansen, D.L. Norris, Danny Horne, and Jamar Acid. Masters, Conway, and Gangrel will sign autographs beginning at 7:00 PM.
Georgia Wrestling Federation results from Summerville, GA, on November 23: Chad Stevens over Josh Frost; Jay Bird over Tommy Rocker; Talon Williams over Brian Rivers; Mike Jackson over Stupid by disqualification; Frankie Valentine & Josh Storm over Chris Lightning & Josh Stone; the Savage & the Professor over the 69 Boyz (Chris Pain & Silas Quaz); Enigma over Body Drop; Marshall Law & Adrian Lynn over Adam Blood & Chris Ganzer and G Smooth & Da Jag in a three-way tag; Will Morgan over Chip Hazard by disqualification; and K.T. Hamill and Korrupt went to a draw.
Today will be the second time in about a week that we ask you to celebrate the 59th birthday of Afa from the Samoans. We had inadvertently noted his birthday as being several days earlier than it actually is.
1934: Paul Jones defeated Chief Chewacki in two straight falls in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber.
1935: Pedro Torres defeated Joe Wolfe in the main event at Supreme Circle Hall in Albany for promoter Frank Bettis. The stranglehold was the only move barred during the match.
1936: Karl Davis defeated Dorv Roche in the main event at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Frank Speer.
1942: Angelo Cistoldi defeated Dorv Roche in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charles Rentrop.
1949: It was announced that Lou Thesz was now recognized as the holder of the NWA World Heavyweight Title for the National Wrestling Alliance, thus ending the lineage of the National Wrestling Association as recognized by the National Boxing Association.
1953: Mike Paidousis, Donn Lewin & Red McIntyre defeated Bob Shipp, Jack Dillon & Karl Kowalski in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.
1959: Trotsky the Bear defeated Freddie Blassie in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.
1962: A main event match between Choo-Choo Lynn and the Russian Crusher was ruled a no contest at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.
1963: Bob Morrow & Killer Kosti defeated Southeastern Tag Team Champions Luke Graham & Al Galento by disqualification in a title match at the Columbus Municipal Auditorium for promoter Fred Ward. Ward was not affiliated with the Atlanta office of Georgia Championship Wrestling at this time. Graham & Galento had been the reigning champions since they defeated Morrow & Lonnie Brown (Dutch Savage) in a tournament final on November 6, 1963, in Columbus. Because of the disqualification, Graham & Galento retained the title.
1964: Mario Galento defeated Freddie Blassie to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Galento had been the reigning champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta.
1965: Dutch Savage defeated Don Carson in the main event in Carrollton for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
1965: Dale Lewis defeated Mike Paidousis, substituting for Derrell Cochran, in the main event at the Franklin Drive Arena in Marietta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Elmo Chappell.
1970: Ray Gunkel defeated Buddy Colt, managed by Homer O’Dell, to win the Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Colt had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel on September 4, 1970, in Atlanta.
1973: Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr., defeated Pat O’Connor & Tim Woods to retain the Macon Tag Team Title at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Shane & George, Jr., had been the reigning champions since they defeated Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 on November 6, 1973, in Macon. Also, Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Georgia Heavyweight Champion Bill Watts by disqualification in a title match. Watts had been the reigning champion since he defeated Wrestling #2 on November 2, 1973, in Atlanta. Because of the disqualification, Watts retained the title. The Super Infernos, managed by J.C. Dykes, defeated Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto to win the Southeastern Tag Team Title. It is unclear at this time how Armstrong & Soto came to be recognized as champions. The last reference we have shows the Infernos defending the title against Soto & Tom Jones on October 9, 1973, in Macon.
1975: Abdullah the Butcher defeated the Sheik, managed by Eddie Creatchman, in a main event cage match on Thanksgiving Day at the Omni Auditorium in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. There was no referee for the match. Also, the Spoiler, managed by Gary Hart and risking his mask, defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 to win the Georgia Heavyweight Title. Wrestling #2 had been the reigning champion since he defeated Nikolai Volkoff, also managed by Hart, on October 3, 1975, in Atlanta. Also of note, in a match that was likely either very good or very bad, Ernie Ladd & Bobo Brazil defeated Harley Race & Ox Baker.
1978: A main event match between Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen and Tommy Rich (billed as a mystery partner) & Thunderbolt Patterson was ruled a no contest at the William Bell Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harbin.
1979: Tommy Rich defeated Austin Idol to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. The Masked Superstar charged the ring following the match, hitting Rich in the head with the title belt, and was promptly fined $1,000. Rich had been the reigning champion since he defeated Killer Karl Kox on October 26, 1979, in Atlanta.
1980: Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier to win the National Tag Team Title in the final round of a one-night tournament on Thanksgiving Day at the Omni Auditorium in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Other teams included in the tournament were the Samoans, Jerry Roberts (Jacques Rougeau) & Steve O, Joyce Grable & Judy Martin (yes, you read this correctly), Ole & Gene Anderson, Kevin Sullivan & Austin Idol, Jack & Jerry Brisco, and Steve Keirn & Terry Taylor. There was also a trophy and it was reported that the purse was $20,000. Also, a title match between NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race and Tony Atlas was ruled a no contest. Bob Armstrong defeated Mr. Saito in the other match on the card.
1983: Brett & Buzz Sawyer defeated the Road Warriors to win the National Tag Team Title at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, OH, for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Les Thatcher. This was the first in a series of matches and title changes that lasted throughout the week on the northern tour, with the title change not acknowledged until a December 4, 1983, match in Atlanta.
1986: Ric Flair defeated Nikita Koloff to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Omni Auditorium in Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day for Jim Crockett Promotions. Flair had been the reigning champion since he defeated Dusty Rhodes on August 9, 1986, in St. Louis, MO. Also, Central States Heavyweight Champion Sam Houston defeated Bill Dundee by disqualification in a title match. Houston had been the reigning champion since he defeated Dundee in the finals of a tournament on November 16, 1986, in St. Louis, MO. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev defeated the Kansas Jayhawks (Bobby Jaggers & Dutch Mantell) to retain the US Tag Team Title. Koloff & Khrushchev had been the reigning champions since they defeated the Jayhawks on September 28, 1986, in Atlanta. The Road Warriors defeated the Midnight Express in a scaffold match. Bubba Rogers defeated Ron Garvin, and a match between Brad Armstrong and Jimmy Garvin went to a draw. This was part of a dual venue Starrcade, which also took place in Greensboro, NC, with only the Atlanta portion listed here. It was reported that 14,000 were in attendance for this card, with a reported 16,000 in Greensboro. The events were also broadcast live on closed circuit television.
1994: The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustafa Saed) defeated the Rock & Roll Express in the main event at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta for Smoky Mountain Wrestling. It was reported that 650 were in attendance for this card.
1998: Dallas Page defeated Brian Adams, substituting for Bret Hart, in the main event at the Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta for World Championship Wrestling.
2004: Jason Cross defeated US Junior Heavyweight Champion Disco Inferno and Nigel McGuinness in a three-way title match at the GCW Sports Arena in Columbus for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Jerry Oates. Also, A.J. & Damien Steele defeated David Young & Sonny Siaki to retain the GCW Tag Team Title. Christie Ricci defeated Vanessa Harding to retain the Women’s International Title.
2004: Adam Windsor defeated Dory Funk, Jr., to win the South Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta for Spinebuster Championship Wrestling promoter Jody Peterman.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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