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Thursday, February 14, 2008


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Click here for an article from Larry Goodman on Wednesday’s meeting between the Georgia Wrestling Promoters Advisory Committee and the Committee on Regulated Industries and Utilities. (Rich Tate)

Great Championship Wrestling has announced the following match for tonight in Phenix City, AL, at the Great Skate Plex: A battle royal with the winner getting a heavyweight title shot at Swinger on February 21. (Brian Slack)

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from the Royston Gym on February 8: Christy Turner defeated Lloth by disqualification; Chris King defeated Azrael by disqualification; the Friday Night Franchise (Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels) defeated Dustin Powers & Darkness to retain the APW Tag Team Title; Seth Delay defeated Jacob Ashworth; Aaron Lee defeated Chris Mayne to retain the APW North Georgia Heavyweight Title; and Bo Newsome & Slim J defeated Dustin Powers & Don Matthews. Click here for a report from Aaron Leggett. (Larry Goodman)

Florida Championship Wrestling will be in Tampa, FL, for the Florida State Fair on February 15 at the Entertainment Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children between 6 and 11. All other children are admitted free. The matches start at 6:15 PM. Advertised: A twenty-two man over-the-top-rope battle royal to determine the first FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion; John Morrison & the Miz versus Heath Miller & Steve Lewington; Nattie Neidhart versus Nicole Bella in a “lumberjill” match, with the ring surrounded by divas; Nic Nemeth & Brad Allen versus Billy Kidman & T.J. Wilson; Eric Perez & Eddie Colon versus Gabe Tuft & Rycklon; Sinn Bowdee versus Mighty Mikey; Hade Vansen & Sheamus versus Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley; and a three-way featuring Chris Gray, Tommy Taylor, and Brandon Groom. There will also be a Best Body Contest featuring Taryn Terrell, Angela Fong, Beverly Mullins, Eve Torres, Nattie Neidhart, Maryse, and the Bella Twins. A diva signing starts at 5:45 PM. Dusty Rhodes will sign autographs during intermission. (Rich Tate)

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on February 16 for an international television taping with an 8pm bell time. Todd Sexton vs. Wesley Grissom, Anger Alliance (Brodie Chase & Don Matthews) vs. Regular Guys (Bobby Hill & Tyler Smith), Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews vs. Billy Buck & Chris King, Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III) vs. New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters), Frankie Valentine vs. Chip Day, Mikal Judas vs. Dominous, NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title Match: Shatter (c) (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Ace Rockwell, NWA Anarchy Tag Team Title Match: Devil's Rejects (Iceberg & Shaun Tempers & Azrael with Reverend Wilson) vs. Awesome Attraction (Austin Creed & Hayden Young) & Truitt Fields, plus Nemesis, Jeremy Vain & Rob Adonis, Melissa Coates, Jeff Lewis, Adrian Hawkins and Slim J. (Larry Goodman)

The New Frontier Wrestling Association will be in Franklin, NC, at the National Guard Armory on February 16 for the Valentine’s Violence card. The venue is located at 192 Industrial Park Loop. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Admission for ages 6 and under is free, while older children get in for $5. Adult tickets are $10, and senior citizens get in for half-price. Advertised: Simon Sermon (w/ Mr. Tibbs) defends the NFWA Heavyweight Title against Brokishi, with special guest referee Jay Hartigan; NFWA Tag Team Champions Stoney Hooker & the Bounty Hunter defend their title against the A-Team (Jamar Acid & Dark Angel); Dirty defends the NFWA US Heavyweight Title against Korrupt (w/ Sebastian St. Clair); Carter Maine versus Cornbread; K.T. Hamill versus Talon Williams; Adam Logan & STD versus the Finishers (David Raines & Drew Bannen); Backdraft (w/ Damon Studd) versus Pitt; and Mike Margera versus Sci-Fi. Also scheduled to appear are Jen Holbrook, Ronda Lawrence and NFWA official Dee Byers. (Rich Tate)

Tickets for the March 14 Georgia Wrestling Promotions’ "Night of the Legends" go on sale in Dalton, GA, at the Northwest Trade Center box office on Monday, February 18 at 8:30am. To purchase by phone call 1-800-824-7469. Scheduled: Rick & Scott Steiner versus the Devil’s Rejects (Iceberg & Tank) (w/ the Reverend); Shaun Tempers (w/ the Reverend) defends the GWP Southern Heavyweight Title versus Buff Bagwell; the Regular Guys (Bobby Hill & Tyler Smith) defend the GWP Southern Tag Team Title versus the Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) (w/ Jeff G. Bailey & Lexi Pillman) in a ladder match; Bob & Brad Armstrong versus the Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton ) (w/ Jeff G. Bailey & Lexi Pillman); David Young, Big Head Hansen & the Hellbillies (Jessco Blue & Timbo Bryant) versus Cru Jones & Sex, Talent & Money (Caleb Konley, J.T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III); Melissa Coates versus Daffney; Raven versus the Disco Inferno; Bill Dundee versus Jay Clinton (w/ Aaron Voight); and a six-way match featuring Slim J, Kid Ego, Jamar Acid, Jeff Jameson, Chit Martinez, and Black Lightning. Bell time is 8:00. Doors open at 7:00. There will be a meet and greet at 7:15. (Larry Goodman)

Wrestle Birmingham returns on March 1 at the Community Center in Graysville, AL, with matches starting at 7:00 PM. First row seating is $15. All other adult tickets are $10. Children 8 and under get in for $5. Call (205) 970-0333 for more info. Advertised: Brickhouse Brown versus McNasty, and anything goes; Dennis Condrey versus Lee Thomas; Danny Fuller (w/ Robert Fuller) versus Will Owens (w/ Mike Porter); Adrian Street (w/ Miss Linda) versus Ricky Roberts (w/ Marcel Pringle); El Mexicano defends the WB Junior Heavyweight Title versus Mike Jackson; and David Young versus Falk. (Rich Tate)


As we have previously announced, Peach State Pandemonium debuts on February 16. The Internet radio show will air each Saturday from 11 AM to Noon. You will be able to call and speak to us and our guests by calling (347) 324-5735. At this time, our schedule is as follows: Bill Behrens (February 16), Gary Hart (February 23), Ron West and Bull Buchanan (March 1), and Jimmy Rave (March 8). We are also planning a roundtable show which will focus on Ann Gunkel’s All-South Wrestling Alliance, featuring Dick Steinborn, Ted Oates, and Bobby Simmons. There is much more being worked on at this time. Stay tuned for further announcements and confirmations, and we look forward to bringing you a great show. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Rip Rogers (53), Ken Shamrock (44), Tommy Dreamer (37), and Viscera (36).


1933: Whitey Hewitt defeated Jack Zarnas in two straight falls in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber. Also, Pat Hurley defeated Frank McCarroll two falls to one. McCarroll was being billed as the Pacific Coast Heavyweight Champion.

1934: Wesley Brownlee and Eddie Wagner wrestled to a forty-five minute draw at the Bellwood Arena in Atlanta for the Bellwood Athletic Club.

1945: Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification in the main event at the Savannah Municipal Auditorium for promoters Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White.

1947: The Blimp (Martin Levy) defeated Wally Greb in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Don McIntyre & Johnny Long and Tom Mahoney & Jim Coffield wrestled to a draw in the semi-main event.

1948: Midge Marsh defeated Mae Young in the main event at the Douglasville National Guard Armory for promoter Fred Ward. Ward was not yet affiliated with Georgia Championship Wrestling.

1958: Ray Gunkel & Billy Red Lyons defeated Al Galento & the Mighty Yankee (Roger Mackay) to retain the International Tag Team Title at the Larry Bell Auditorium in Marietta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Elmo Chappell.

1961: Skull Murphy defeated Chief Little Eagle in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1962: The Assassins defeated Rito & Tito Carreon in a main event Texas tornado match at the Columbus Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1964: Fritz Von Erich defeated Eddie Graham in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Don McIntyre. The match was billed as a “Battle of the Giants.” Joe Scarpa & Chief Little Eagle defeated Stan Stasiak & Rip Hawk in the semi-main event.

1967: Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Lars & Gene Anderson by disqualification in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Also, Nick Adams and Dick Murdoch wrestled to a draw, and Lord Littlebrook defeated the Masked Eagle.

1969: Dale Lewis defeated Hans Schmidt in the main event at the Paul Jones Sports Arena in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Lewis’ manager Jack Crawford was barred from ringside during the match. Jim Wilson, Alberto Torres & El Mongol defeated the Professional & the Assassins in the semi-main event. It was reported in the program for this card that NWA President Sam Muchnick had been in Atlanta earlier that week for a meeting to address the aforementioned investigation into the January 24, 1969, match between El Mongol and the Professional, where it was alleged that the Pro used a foreign object during the bout. It said that Muchnick and the NWA Board felt that since they had never received any such claims against the Pro, he had an exemplary record, and that a referee should never change a decision based on claims and protests by fans, thus they were reprimanding referee Leo Garibaldi for changing his decision. It then mentioned that the NWA was also reviewing claims submitted to them about the February 7, 1969, match between Assassin #2 & the Professional and Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller, where it had been alleged that Assassin #1 replaced his partner during the match.

1975: Abdullah the Butcher, managed by Bearcat Wright, defeated Rocky Johnson in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Toru Tanaka, managed by Rock Hunter, defeated Ken Patera in the semi-main event. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

1977: Mr. Wrestling #1 & # 2 defeated the Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson in the semi-main event, and Paul Jones defeated Gene Anderson.

1978: Dick Slater defeated Stan Hansen in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1980: We do not have results from this match, but a Las Vegas pole match featuring Kevin Sullivan versus Austin Idol was the advertised main event at the Rome Memorial Gymnasium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Tony Atlas versus Abdullah the Butcher, managed by the Great Mephisto, was the scheduled semi-main event.

1981: Steve Keirn defeated Jim Duggan in the main event at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Keirn also defeated Alexis Smirnoff in the semi-main event. In addition, Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Duggan & Ron Cheatham. In other matches, Stan Frazier defeated Bobby Garrett by countout, and Jimmy Jones defeated Rocket Monroe in the opener.

1981: Tony Atlas defeated Don Carson by disqualification in a lights out match at the Chattanooga (TN) memorial Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Atlas had defeated Carson’s protégé, the Mongolian Stomper in the main event to earn the match. Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase defeated the Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) in a semi-main event Texas tornado match. In other matches, Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Kevin Sullivan, and Bobby Eaton defeated Chick Donovan. Charlie Cook defeated Bobby Eaton in the opener.

1983: Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich in the main event at the Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Butch Reed defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification in the semi-main event.

1984: The Spoiler, managed by Paul Ellering, defeated Brad Armstrong in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. A semi-main event featuring Ron Garvin versus Jake Roberts, also managed by Ellering, was ruled a no contest. The Road Warriors, managed by Ellering as well, defeated Pez Whatley & King Kong Bundy.

1988: Ric Flair defeated Sting in the main event at the Omni Auditorium in Atlanta for Jim Crockett Promotions. Paul Ellering & Road Warrior Hawk defeated the Powers of Pain in a semi-main event ladder match.