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NAWA Ring Champions results from the National Guard Armory in Rome, GA, on February 22: Big Head Hansen over Big Wood; Chris Ganz over Tyler Smith, Caleb Konley; Lamar Phillips, Chris Lightning; Jay Clinton over Assassin #3 over Ced G. Sanford & Rockin’ Randall; Rick Michaels over Kyle Matthews; Frankie Valentine over Simon Sermon by disqualification; and Steve Lawler & Bulldog Raines (w/ Jackie Rosedale) over Tommy Rich & Kenny Arden. It was reported that 240 were in attendance for this card, and Marshall Law, Spanky Emerson, and Jeremy Black were credited as being referees. NAWA will be back on March 13 with Chick Donovan and the Nightmare already announced, and again on March 27.
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)
Here is your official preview for Alternative Pro Wrestling tonight at the Royston Gym in Royston, GA. Bell time is 8:15pm. Call 706-680-3234 for more info. Who knows what to expect this week in Royston? Last week, with Owner Jerico Stone out of commission at the hands of Southern States Champion, JT Talent, Mr. Talent called upon himself to call the shots. Will that reign of power continue or has Jerico Stone taken action from the sidelines? We do know this... the people demand justice for JT Talent in APW. The people want revenge for Jerico Stone. The people demand opportunity for Bo Newsom. The unstoppable question here is...will the people get what they want this Friday? The last few weeks things have been really heating up in the situation with Christy Turner and her problems with the "Son of Satan" Azrael and Lloth. What started as a one on one ladies match ended with Azrael dropping Turner right on her head. That didn't set well with Chris King, who has taken on the "Son of Satan" the past two weeks to no avail. Azrael intentionally got himself disqualified in week 1, and had a deranged assist to defeat King in week 2 as Darkness nailed King with "the curb stomp from hell" while the ref was distracted by Turner and Lloth going at each other on the floor. With the new found relationship of Azrael and Darkness combined with the evilness of Lloth, King and Turner were outmatched and were once again left laying. Chris King has made yet another challenge for This Friday Night in Tag Match as he welcomes "Kool" Seth Delay to the fold to take on the evil duo, Azrael and Darkness in this week’s main event. Billy Buck followed along with former tag partner Chris King in being outnumbered last week. Chris Mayne and Kevin Duncan managed to get the best of Buck after he came to ringside to save newcomer Dustin Michaels from an attack after the bell. Buck is said to be beyond "wild" when it comes to getting his hands on Mayne this week. Will Kevin Duncan accept Buck's challenge to face Chris Mayne? The APW Tag Team Champions, The Friday Night Franchise will defend their titles this week rolling in on a huge wave of momentum after pinning former champs Don Matthews and Jeremy Vain in last weeks Main Event. In singles action you will see: The Real Slim J and the "Often Photographed" Dustin Powers. (Larry Goodman)
Southern All-Star Wrestling will be in Millersville, TN, at the Bakery tonight. The main event is Gary Valiant versus Rick Santel; Chris Bomb versus J-5; Lennox Lightfoot & Indian Outlaw defending the SAW Tag Team belts against TVA; Damien Adams defends the SAW TV Title versus Big Rig Bully; Rex Sexton versus Chris Cane; and Arrick Andrews versus Jason James. (Larry Goodman)
Flatline Championship Wrestling is in Grovetown, GA, at Patriots Park on February 23, beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $7, but kids five and under get in free. Doors open at 6:30. (Thomas Bugg)
Southern Classic Wrestling's next show will be on February 23 at Big Dog Billiards Hall in Sandersville, GA. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12. Children 5 and under get in for free. In the main event, VIP members Tommy Lee, Big Bank Barfield, and Matt Mercer face off against the SCW team of the SCW Southern Heavyweight champion Bobby Joiner, "Bulldog" TW James and Flatline. Frankie Valentine takes on NWA and Georgia legend, The Masked Nightmare. In a Georgia Heritage title match, SCW ring announcer hired a special assassin to take the champion Loco Motive out of wrestling once and for all. Ace Heffner hired a mystery opponent to wrestle his nephew, Greg Haze. The Freak goes up against Josh Stone. In a SCW Georgia tag team title tournament match to determine the next SCW Georgia tag champions, Chaos & Carnage ("The Real Superstar" CHAOS & "Kid Carnage" Scotty Carmichael) versus The Foreign Legion (Juan Tequila & "The Afghan Oil Sheik" Prince Rhumma) and in another tournament match The Stanton Clan (Adam & Eric) versus Brian "Lightning" Titus & The Psychoman. (Brian Slack)
We posted a card yesterday based on a report from the website of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, who will be in Cheraw, SC, on February 23, at the Cheraw High School, with a bell time is 8:00 PM. The Midnight Express are advertised, but Dennis Condrey contacted us to let fans know he was not booked for the event. However, in a response from the promotion, Bobby Eaton is scheduled. Also advertised are Buff Bagwell, Nikita Koloff, and the Rock & Roll Express. (Rich Tate)
Peach State Pandemonium will feature legendary manager Gary Hart tomorrow morning 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 Perspectives on Wrestling for Richard Berger’s updated Perspectives on Wrestling.
Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas’ band, the Luchagors, will be playing at the Sherer Auditorium in Jasper, AL, tonight. Check your local directories or the band’s site for more info. (Rich Tate)
1937: Bill Collins defeated Tarzan Jordan to win the Southern Light Heavyweight Title at the Spring Street Arena in Atlanta for promoters Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby.
1946: Al Massey defeated Jack LaRue in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Dick Lever defeated Laverne Baxter in the semi-main event.
1951: Johnny Long defeated Farmer Robinson by disqualification at the Sports Arena in Atlanta for promoter Jack Troy.
1951: Don McIntyre defeated Bobby Lane by disqualification in the main event at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Tom Mahoney defeated Bob Orton in the semi-main event, and Nick Carter and the Golden Terror (Danny Plechas) wrestled to a draw.
1952: The Mighty Atlas (Morris Shapiro) defeated Lou Plummer in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Don McIntyre & Mike Paidousis defeated Lou Newman & Jack Dillon in the semi-main event.
1954: Frank Taylor defeated Don McIntyre in the main event at the William Bell Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Tom Mahoney. Ida Mae Martinez defeated Shirley West in two straight falls in the semi-main event.
1957: Red McIntyre defeated Mark Lewin by disqualification to retain the Southern Heavyweight Title at the Larry Bell Auditorium in Marietta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Elmo Chappell.
1961: Bill Dromo, Guy Mitchell & Chief Little Eagle defeated Gypsy Joe, Skull Murphy & Killer Campbell at the Columbus Sports Arena for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.
1963: The Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) defeated Lenny Montana & Prince Omar in the main event at the Larry Bell Auditorium in Marietta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Elmo Chappell. Also, the Fabulous Moolah defeated Bette Boucher to retain the Women’s World Title.
1965: Mario Galento defeated Bill Dromo in a main event Texas death match at the William Bell Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Steve Manderson.
1966: Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated the Mysterious Medics in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Mario Galento defeated Tony Nero in the semi-main event.
1969: On the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral, Ray Gunkel joined Capral as a co-host, and was confronted by the Assassins. At one point, one of the Assassins slapped Gunkel in the face, but Gunkel kept his composure, leaving the Assassins claiming he was a coward. Gunkel, however, stated to Capral as the Assassins left the area that as a commentator, he felt he should be partly responsible for maintaining order rather than contributing to chaos.
1972: A main event match featuring Bill Dromo versus Flash Monroe was ruled a no contest at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Roberto Soto, Klondike Bill & El Mongol defeated Bepo Mongol (Nikolai Volkoff) & the Assassins in the semi-main event.
1974: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 by disqualification to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Bobo Brazil & Rufus R. Jones defeated Georgia Tag Team Champions Ron & Terry Garvin, managed by Jimmy Garvin, by disqualification in a semi-main event title match. Also, Jerry Lawler defeated Robert Fuller by disqualification, and Bobby Duncum & Tojo Yamamoto defeated Jackie Fargo & Roy Lee Welch, substituting for Ricky Gibson. Bob Armstrong versus Art Nelson wrestled to a draw, and Ali Vaziri (Iron Sheik) defeated Tojo Yamamoto in the opener.
1976: Andre the Giant, who also won a battle royal on this card, defeated the Spoiler, managed by Gary Hart, in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Stan Stasiak & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bob Armstrong & Ken Mantell in the semi-main event.
1977: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Abdullah the Butcher & the French Angel (Frank Morrell) defeated Black (Tony) Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 in the semi-main event.
1982: We do not have results for this card, but Les Thornton was scheduled to defend the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title against Ted Oates at the William Bell Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Charlie Harben. The advertised main event was Ron Bass & Buzz Sawyer versus Leroy Brown & Big Red.
1984: The Road Warriors, managed by Paul Ellering, defeated Pez Whatley, substituting for Brett Sawyer, & King Kong Bundy in the main event in Grand Rapids, MI, for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Les Thatcher. Brad Armstrong defeated the Spoiler, also managed by Ellering, in the semi-main event. A match featuring Stan Hansen versus Nikolai Volkoff was ruled a no contest. Also, Les Thornton defeated Tommy Rogers, and Jesse Barr defeated Johnny Rich in the opener.
1985: Tommy Rich defeated Bob Roop in a main event lumberjack match at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, OH, for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Les Thatcher. Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Scott Irwin & Kareem Muhammad (Ray Candy) in the semi-main event.
2003: The Freak defeated Silky Boom Boom to win the GIWA Heavyweight Title in Milledgeville for the Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance. Also, Johnny Camo defeated Jerry Lewis, Jr., to win the GIWA Mid-State Heavyweight Title.
Friday, February 22, 2008
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