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Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Producer Reno Riggins announced that Southern All-Star Wrestling will be moving their television show to the ION Network starting April 5 with a 12pm Saturday time slot. ION reaches 2.5 million homes in the Middle Tennessee area. Riggins made the announcement on last night's Jerkin' the Curtain radio show where he was a featured guest along with Paul Adams. (Larry Goodman)

Florida Championship Wrestling will be back at the Bourbon Street Night Club tonight in New Port Richey, FL, located at 4331 US19 North. Bell time is 8:30 PM. Admission is $7. Advertised: FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion Heath Miller versus FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion Jake Hager in a unification match; Nic Nemeth & Brad Allen versus Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley; Afa versus Rycklon; Eric Perez & Eddie Colon versus Chet Douglas & Tommy Taylor; the 7 Foot Giant versus Joshua Masters; Gabe Tuft versus Sheamus; and Heath Miller’s Happy Hour with Taryn Terrell, Beverly Mullins, Angela Fong, and the Bella Twins. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Alan Wojcik)

Mike Bullard's All-Star Wrestling Network presented Adrenaline on February 16 in Fort Valley, GA. A crowd of 75 saw Billy the Kid become the new AWN heavyweight champion by defeating "The Golden Boy" Chick Donovan. Bad Company (Danny Horne and Paul Warfield) defeated the KI Elite and Leon McMichaels and Q-Ball to become the new AWN tag team champions. Ash defeated Tommy 2 Much in a lumberjack match. Sam Slaughter defeated "The Shooter" Vordell Walker. The triple threat match between Leatherface, Johnny Camo and Cowboy was declared a no contest when Leatherface brought his chainsaw into the ring. In a man versus lady match, Demenchia defeated The Underfaker. Nathan was the referee for this match. Next show is this Saturday night with the doors opening at 7:30 and bell time being 8pm. (Brian Slack)

Aside from an event this Saturday, Southern Classic Wrestling also has two other shows coming soon. They will present “Deadly Games” on March 22 at Big Dog Billiards in Sandersville, GA. Advertised at this time is the debut of Hot Like Lava (Shaun Banks & Cru Jones), as well as the finals of the SCW Tag Team Title tournament. In addition, Priscilla is scheduled to wrestle Envy. On April 26, SCW will be back at Big Dog’s presenting their one-year anniversary card, “They Said it Couldn’t Be Done.” The Masked Superstar is scheduled to appear, and there will be a meet-and-greet from 1-4:00 PM. Tickets for both events are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12, and children 5 and under get in free. More details as the events near. (Rich Tate)

With World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania a little more than five weeks away, the events in Orlando, FL, are already taking shape. Ric Flair was announced as the first person inducted to this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class on RAW last night. It should also be noted here that following the recent annual announcement that Hulk Hogan was “this close” to starting a promotion, he told MTV that he would like to wrestle Flair at WrestleMania. Matches already set include a three-way for the WWE Heavyweight Title featuring champion Randy Orton, John Cena, and Triple H. Edge is scheduled to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Title against the Undertaker. Jeff Hardy and Mr. Kennedy are set as two entrants for the Money-in-the-Bank match. (Rich Tate)


Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Ian Rotten on its show tonight at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Wrestling Weekly, hosted by Doc Young and Les Thatcher, will feature Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch on its show tonight at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

In Your Head will feature Traci Brooks on its show on February 20 at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Francine, who turns 36 today.

George Hackenschmidt died on this day in 1968. He was 90.

It was on this day in 1992 that Tojo Yamamoto committed suicide at the age of 65.

Three years ago today, Roger ‘Mighty Yankee’ Mackay passed away at 76.


1934: Bill Crussell defeated Hugh Winn to win the Georgia Light Heavyweight and Southern Light Heavyweight Titles at the Fair Street Arena in Atlanta for promoter Jason Thompson.

1935: Jim Londos defeated Paul Jones, substituting for Dorv Roche, in two straight falls to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber.

1936: Dick Powell defeated Dutch Schultz two falls to one in the main event at the New Coliseum in Augusta for promoter Bill Metzger.

1937: Orville Brown defeated Roland Kirchmeyer in the main event at Loew’s Grand Theatre for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Frank Speer.

1937: Bill Collins defeated Jack McAdams in the main event at the Northside Arena in Atlanta for promoters Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby.

1943: Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Emir Badui in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Sammy Friedman.

1954: Verne Gagne defeated Art Nelson in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones.

1963: The Fabulous Moolah defeated Bette Boucher to retain the Women’s World Title in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1965: Mario Galento defeated Red Roberts in the main event in Forest Park for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

1965: The World Tag Team Champion Mysterious Medics defeated Bill Dromo & Joe Scarpa by disqualification in a title match at the National Guard Armory in Marietta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Elmo Chappell.

1971: The Assassins defeated Jack Crawford, Nikita Mulkovitch & Kubla Khan in a main event handicap match at the Paul Jones Sports Arena in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. The semi-main event match featuring Luke Graham versus El Mongol ruled a no contest. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card. Roberto Soto participated in an autograph session for fans.

1974: Wayne Cowan defeated Ted Oates in a lights out Texas death match at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for All-South Wrestling Alliance promoter Ann Gunkel. Ernie Ladd & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ox Baker & the Missouri Mauler in the semi-main event. Also, El Mongol defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification, and the Mongols, managed by George Cannon, defeated Dick Steinborn & Ray Candy. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Mauler.

1974: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Georgia Heavyweight Champion Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification in a main event title match at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Bob Armstrong, Bobo Brazil & Rufus R. Jones defeated Bobby Duncum, Ron Garvin & Terry Garvin in the semi-main event. Gary Hart managed Duncum and Jimmy Garvin managed the Garvins. It was reported that 6,646 were in attendance for this card.

1979: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar in a main event lumberjack match at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Tony Atlas defeated Stan Hansen by disqualification in the semi-main event, and Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ole & Gene Anderson.

1983: Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff in a main event Russian chain match at the Chattanooga (TN) Memorial Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Paul Orndorff defeated Bruiser Brody to retain the National Heavyweight Title in the semi-main event.

2005: David Young defeated US Junior Heavyweight Champion Jason Cross by disqualification in a main event title match at the GCW Sports Arena in Columbus for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Jerry Oates. Kid Kash defeated Erik Watts in the semi-main event.