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Bryan Green passed along the following message: “Krissa is still in the hospital and improving constantly. Today is the first day she has been able to stand up. Tomorrow they are going to get her to walk. Her physical therapy has started as well. Juanita wants to thank the many people who have sent their prayers to her and her family. It means more to her then words can describe.”
Judge Russell Vineyard on Thursday denied motions filed by the defense to suppress evidence seized on locations linked to Dr. Phil C. Astin III. He cited there was sufficient probable cause for investigators to have sought and acquired all six search warrants that had been utilized to gain access to his office and home, among other unspecified locations.
Great Championship Wrestling will be in Macon, GA, tonight at the Bloomfield Recreation Center, starting at 7:30 PM. Call (334) 297-2223 for more info.
Alternative Pro Wrestling is back in Royston, GA, tonight at the Royston Gym, with matches getting underway at 8:00 PM. Call (706) 680-3234 for more info. Advertised: J.T. Talent versus Adrian Hawkins in a cage; Kyle Matthews & Jeremy Vain versus Shadow Jackson & a mystery partner; and the Original Franchise versus Billy Buck & Chris King for the tag titles.
Georgia Wrestling Federation will be in Summerville, GA, tonight at the GWF Arena, with action beginning at 8:00 PM. Call (706) 936-2901 for more info.
Birthdays today include Tom Zenk (49), Jushin Liger (43), and Christian Cage (34), as well as Bart Sawyer, whose age we are unclear on at this time.
1932: George Zaharias defeated Dick Daviscourt two falls to one in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber.
1934: Glenn Cowan defeated Bob Anderson in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for promoter Jason Thompson.
1945: Al Massey defeated Marvin Jones in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.
1960: A main event barbed-wire fence match between Roy Nelson, managed by ‘Sir’ Reginald Gable, and Chief Little Eagle was ruled a no contest at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Also, Barbara Baker defeated Penny Banner to win the Women’s Southern Title. Banner had been billed as champion since November 25, 1960.
1962: Ray Gunkel, Rito Carreon & Chief Little Eagle defeated Freddie Blassie, Lenny Montana & Gypsy Joe in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Don McIntyre.
1964: Greg Peterson, Pepe Gomez & Sputnik Monroe defeated Chris Averoff, Billy Strong & Mario Galento in the main event at the William Bell Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Steve Manderson.
1965: A title match between US Junior Heavyweight Champion Don Carson and Billy Hines was ruled a no contest at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. It is unclear to us as to how Don Carson came to be recognized as US Junior Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Bob Boyer defeating Mario Galento to win the title on November 2, 1965, in Macon. Also, Dale Lewis defeated Choo-Choo Lynn in a lumberjack match.
1971: Bob Armstrong, Bill Dromo & George Scott and Bill White & the Assassins wrestled to a draw in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.
1976: Bill Dromo defeated Dick Slater in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Dromo replaced Robert Fuller in the match with Slater, as Fuller substituted for Bob Armstrong to defeat the Mongolian Stomper, managed by J.J. Dillon, by disqualification in the semi-main event.
1979: NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race and Tommy Rich wrestled to a draw in a title match at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Race had been the reigning champion since he defeated Giant Baba on November 7, 1979, in Amagasaki, Japan. Also, in the semi-main event, Ole Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff. Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Austin Idol & the Masked Superstar to win the Georgia Tag Team Title. Idol & the Superstar had been the reigning champions since they defeated the Briscos in the final round of a tournament on November 22, 1979, in Atlanta. Ray Candy defeated Killer Karl Kox to win the Georgia Television Title. Kox had been the reigning champion since he defeated Stan Hansen on November 3, 1979, in Atlanta.
1980: Tony Atlas defeated Assassin #1 (Jody Hamilton) to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta. Atlas had been the reigning champion since he defeated Dennis Condrey on October 24, 1980, in Atlanta. Also, the Freebirds defeated Steve Keirn, Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier in the main event. Keirn substituted for Austin Idol in the match.
Friday, November 30, 2007
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