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Thursday, February 21, 2008


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


NAWA Ring Champions returns to the National Guard Armory in Rome, GA, tonight at 7:30 PM. Advertised: Tommy Rich & Kenny Arden versus Steve Lawler & Bulldog Raines (w/ Jackie Rosedale) in the main event; Rick Michaels (w/ Lance Timberlake) versus Kyle Matthews; Frankie Valentine versus Simon Sermon; Lamar Phillips, Caleb Konley, Tyler Smith, Chris Ganz, Chris Lightning, and Boozer in a six-way for the NAWA Cruiserweight Title; Big Head Hansen versus Big Wood; and Bruce Wayne & Buzzsaw defend the NAWA Tag Team Title against Mike Kross & Rockin’ Randall. Ced G. Sanford and Assassin #3 are also scheduled to appear. Call (706) 314-9802 for more info. (Rich Tate)

The Georgia Pro Wrestling Association has another benefit show for Diana Olalde at City Limits in Tifton, GA, tonight. Music starts at 8pm with D.J. Philgood and bell time is 9pm. Admission is $10. This is a television taping for OneVision Media Group, "The People's Channel." Main Event: GPWA Heavyweight champ, "Insane" Mike Pain versus "Platinum Playboy" Preston Paradise of K.I. Elite in a Dog-Collar Chain Match for the title. "Real Deal" Jake Slater versus Psych in a fan participation strap on a pole match. The Masked Nightmare versus "Golden Boy" Chick Donovan in Mask versus Hair Match. In a Midget Match, Kid Bodydrop (mini-Kane) versus Kid Enigma (mini-Mr. Kennedy). The Marvelous Ones versus Q-Ball & Iron Will. The Marvelous Ones will be allowed to stop wearing dresses after this match. (Thomas Bugg)

Great Championship Wrestling presents live wrestling at the Great Skate Plex in Phenix City, AL, tonight. The main event will be for the GCW Heavyweight Title as Johnny Swinger defends the belt against former tag team partner, The Disco Inferno. Bell time is 7:30 and the doors open at 6:45. (Brian Slack)

Kingdom Championship Wrestling will be in Eastman, GA, on February 22 at the Eastman-Dodge Recreation Center. Admission is free, and the event gets underway at 8:00 PM. Advertised: Q-Ball versus the Georgia Bulldog for the KCW National Heavyweight Title; Frankie Valentine & Colt Derringer versus Rob Adonis & Josh Stone; Chick Donovan versus the Nightmare; and Power House versus the Eliminator. There will be a ten-man battle royal. Thunderbolt Patterson is also scheduled to appear. (Rich Tate)

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Jewish Community Center in Port Richey, FL, February 23. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the matches start at 8:00. Advertised: There will be a tournament to determine the FCW Florida Tag Team Champions. The final round will be the main event. Participating in the tournament are Heath Miller & Steve Lewington, Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley, Brad Allen & Nic Nemeth, Sheamus & Kafu, Eric Perez & Eddie Colon, and Gabe Tuft & Rycklon. Also scheduled are matches featuring Sinn Bowdee versus Mighty Mikey; Hade Vansen versus Chet Douglas; Greg Jackson versus the 7 Foot Giant; Afa versus Ted DiBiase, Jr.; and in a mixed match, Jake Hager & Victoria versus T.J. Wilson & Nattie Neidhart. (Rich Tate)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling will be in Cheraw, SC, on February 23, at the Cheraw High School. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: Buff Bagwell, Nikita Koloff, the Rock & Roll Express, and the Midnight Express. (Rich Tate)

Georgia Wrestling Promotions has announced the following card for their February 29 show in Woodstock, GA, at the Cherokee Parks and Recreation Authority located at 745 Main Street. Bell time is 8 pm. Call 770-296-5290 for further information. David Young & Buff Bagwell versus the Devil's Rejects ("Sleeper Cell" Shaun Tempers & "The No Pain Train" Iceberg, with Reverend Dan Wilson); Raven versus the Super Destroyer; the contract signing for the Hollywood Brunettes (with Lexi Pillman) and Regular Guys’ Ladder Match at Night of the Legends. Tracy Smothers and Bighead Hanson will also be in action. There will be a meet and greet with Raven at 7:30. (Larry Goodman)


Peach State Pandemonium will feature legendary manager Gary Hart on February 23 at 11 AM ET. Crimson Mask will be co-hosting this week. If you listen live, you can call in with questions for Gary at (347) 324-5735. (Rich Tate)

Click here for a report from the February 16 broadcast of Southern All-Star Wrestling. (Larry Goodman)

Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas’ band, the Luchagors, will be playing at the Sherer Auditorium in Jasper, AL, on February 22. Check your local directories or the band’s site for more info. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Carlito, who turns 29 today.

Luther Lindsay died in the ring on this day in 1972. He was 48.


1928: It should be noted that Strangler Lewis, managed by Billy Sandow, defeated Joe Stecher for the World Heavyweight Title in St. Louis, MO.

1933: We do not have results, but the earliest inter-gender match we have found was scheduled between Fred Furlong and Mabel Livingston at the New Coliseum in Augusta for promoter W.K. Carswell. The advertised main event was to be Fred Koloff versus Bobby Stewart, who became later gained fame wrestling as the Golden Terror.

1945: Jack Dillon defeated Nick Carter in the main event at the Savannah Municipal Auditorium for promoters Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White. The Black Monster (John Grandovich) defeated Tarzan Jordan in the semi-main event.

1955: Harry Smith & Chris Averoff defeated Ivan Petroff & Aldo Bogni in the main event at the William Bell Auditorium in Augusta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Tom Mahoney. Jerry Graham defeated Dizzy Davis two falls to one in the semi-main event.

1958: Don McIntyre & Rocky Columbo defeated Mike Paidousis & the Mighty Yankee (Roger Mackay) in the main event at the Larry Bell Auditorium in Marietta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Elmo Chappell.

1961: Guy Mitchell defeated Skull Murphy by disqualification in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1962: Juan Sebastian & the Assassins defeated Eduardo Martinez, Rito & Tito Carreon in the main event at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1967: A main event match featuring Lars & Gene Anderson versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines was ruled a no contest at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1969: Dale Lewis defeated Georgia Heavyweight Champion El Mongol, managed by Jack Crawford, by disqualification in a title match at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Jim Wilson, Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated the Professional & the Assassins in the semi-main event. Also, the Fabulous Moolah defeated Kay Noble.

1970: On the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral, it was announced that Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones was contemplating vacating the Georgia Heavyweight Title, as champion Doug Gilbert was injured and was out of action indefinitely.

1975: Jack Brisco defeated Assassin #2, managed by Rock Hunter, to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Assassin #2 was initially declared the winner, but the decision was reversed when the referee discovered a weapon in his mask after the fact. Abdullah the Butcher, managed by Bearcat Wright, defeated Rocky Johnson in the semi-main event. Earlier on the card, Bill Watts defeated Abdullah, substituting for Buddy Colt, by disqualification, in what was supposed to be a defense of the North American Heavyweight Title by Watts. Colt was injured the night before this card in the plane crash that killed Bobby Shane and also injured Gary Hart and Mike McCord (Austin Idol).

1977: A main event match featuring Abdullah the Butcher versus the Mongolian Stomper ended in a double disqualification at the William Bell Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson in the semi-main event.

1978: Tony Atlas, substituting for Dick Slater, & Andre the Giant defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Rock Hunter & Abdullah the Butcher in the semi-main event.

1981: On the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie, Kevin Sullivan defeated Steve O to win the National television Title.

1983: Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff in the main event at the Wendler Arena in Saginaw, MI, for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Les Thatcher. Paul Orndorff defeated Bruiser Brody by disqualification in the semi-main event.

1984: Brad Armstrong defeated Ted DiBiase in the main event at the Dayton (OH) Convention Center for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Les Thatcher. The Road Warriors, managed by Paul Ellering, defeated Stan Hansen & Pez Whatley in the semi-main event.