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Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Courtesy of Rich Tate's GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Total Nonstop Action results from TV tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, on February 25: Scott Steiner & Petey Williams over Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt; Curry Man & Shark Boy over Black Reign & Rellik; James Storm over Eric Young in a ladder match; Awesome Kong over Angelina Love; and Kurt Angle over Kevin Nash. Also appearing were Robert Roode, Booker T, Traci Brooks, Peyton Banks, Team 3D, Jackie Moore, and Rhino. TNA will be taping another event for iMPACT! at Universal tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info. (Rich Tate)

At the most recent Southern Classic Wrestling event on February 23, 120 fans saw the following: Jamie Holmes w/Kayla KAOS defeated The Freak. In a tag tournament match, The Stanton Clan defeated Psychoman and BLT by DQ to advance. In a handicap match, Leatherface defeated Greg Haze and TJ "The Brick." Bulldog Raines defeated Loco Motive w/Ace Heffner by DQ. Frankie Valentine versus Josh Stone ended in a double countout. In another SCW tag title tournament match Chaos and Carnage defeated The Foreign Legion w/Steve Stacker. The VIP team of Loco Motive, Tommy Lee and Big Bank defeated the SCW team of Bobby Joiner, TW James and Flatline. (Brian Slack)

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight, beginning at 8:30 PM. Admission is $7. Advertised: Afa, Jr., versus Ted DiBiase, Jr.; Jake Hager defends the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title against Rycklon; the Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon) defend the FCW Florida Tag Team Title against Heath Miller & Steve Lewington; Brad Allen & Nic Nemeth versus Johnny Curtis & Kevin Kiley; Hade Vansen & Big Rob versus T.J. Wilson & Gabe Tuft; and Mighty Mikey versus Sheamus. There will also be divas in action, featuring Nattie Neidhart, Victoria, Daisy, and the Bella Twins. Lewington will be the guest for Handsome Heath’s Happy Hour. (Rich Tate)

On February 29, Southern All-Star Wrestling returns to the Bakery in Millersville, TN, for a television taping with Mason Raige vs "Sharp Dressed Man" Lawrence Lane, and Chris Bomb vs J-5 (with Cocky Cody). Also appearing will be TV Champion Damian Adams, SAW Tag Team Champions Indian Nation, Sean Casey (with Samantha), Gary Valiant (with Miss Boogie), Arrick Andrews, Big Rig Bully, Chris Eckos, Rob McCoy, Hammerjack (with Paul Adams & Towel), Rick Santel, Matt Dillenger, and Chris Cane. (Larry Goodman)

The NWA Anarchy television taping for March 1 at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, features a NWA World Tag Team Title match with Los Luchas (Zokre & Phoenix Star) defending against David Young & Adam Jacobs and an NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title match: Shatter (c) (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Austin Creed. The Devil's Rejects will be in a trio of singles matches with Reverend Dan Wilson at ringside. Shaun Tempers challenges Truitt Fields for the NWA Anarchy Television Title, Azrael vs. Mikal Judas, and Iceberg vs. Hayden Young. Also on the card: Ace Rockwell vs. Jeff Lewis, Slim J vs. Frankie Valentino, Todd Sexton vs. Chip Day, Jeremy Vain & Rob Adonis vs. Billy Buck & Chris King, Don Matthews vs. Jesse Emerson, an update on Jerry Palmer and appearances by Brodie Chase, Hollywood Brunettes, Talent & Money, Regular Guys and Melissa Coates. Bell time, as always, is 8 pm. (Larry Goodman)

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling runs in Carrollton, GA, on March 2 at the VFW Fairgrounds, beginning at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:00. Call (770) 355-5742 for more info. Advertised: Bull Buchanan will defend the SECW Heavyweight Title against Steve Lawler; Bulldog Raines versus the Super Destroyer in a lumberjack match; Tommy Rich, Austin Creed, & Kyle Matthews versus Cody Gunn, Pretty Boy Floyd, & El Mexicano in a two-of-three falls event; Adrian Hawkins versus Josh Stone, formerly the masked Eliminator; and Sal Rinauro versus Damon Taz. (Rich Tate)

Ultimate Christian Wrestling will be in Paulding County at the Paulding County High School on March 7, at 8:00 p.m. The Destroyer, Colt Derringer, Kyle Mathews, Dustin Powers, Sal Rinauro, Rob Adonis and many more will be on the card. (Larry Goodman)

Total Championship Wrestling will be in Douglasville, GA, on March 8 at the National Guard Armory, with a starting time of 8:00 PM. Call (770) 871-0988, (706) 716-5701, or (404) 213-4632 for more info. Advertised: Kenny Dees & Pretty Boy Floyd versus Rob Russo & Damon Taz in a double bullrope match; Ken Timbs, Jr., versus the Blacksmith; Frankie Valentine & Josh Storm versus Josh Stone & Blazing Fury; and Murder One versus Awesome T.C. There is expected to be one other match. (Rich Tate)

NAWA Ring Champions will be back in Rome, GA, at the National Guard Armory on March 13, with a bell time of 7:30 PM. Call (706) 314-9802 for more info. Advertised: Steve & Terry Lawler versus Bulldog Raines & the Nightmare – both Raines and Steve Lawler are managed by Jackie Rosedale…yes, you read that correctly; Chris Ganz will defend the NAWA Cruiserweight Title against Caleb Konley; Big Head Hansen versus Big Wood – the bullrope is legal; Frankie Valentine versus Simon Sermon – no disqualification, and there must be a winner; and Rick Michaels (managed by Lance Timberlake) versus Kyle Matthews. Chick Donovan, Mike Kross, and Lamar Phillips are also scheduled. NAWA will also be in Rome on March 27 at the Armory, and at the Purks Building in Cedartown, GA, on April 4. More details on those events as they near. (Rich Tate)

More matches have been announced and added since our last mention to World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania event in Orlando, FL, to take place on March 30. The card now stands as follows: 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, Shelton Benjamin, and Mr. Kennedy are set as three entrants for the Money-in-the-Bank match, with five slots remaining; Ric Flair versus Shawn Michaels; the Big Show versus Floyd Mayweather, said to be earning $20 million for the match; and Candice Michelle versus Maria in a Playboy Bunny match. Also, joining Flair as an inductee for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class will be Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson. (Rich Tate)

Georgia Wrestling Promotions has announced the following additions to their schedule: Sunday, April 27 - "GWP Spring Fling" in Woodstock, GA, at the Hot Wheels Skate Center with a 7:30 pm bell time; Saturday May 3 - "GWP Locked and Loaded" at in Lafayette, GA, at the Lafayette Recreation Department with bell time at 8 pm; and Sunday, June 1 - "GWP Summer Slam" in Woodstock, GA, at the Hot Wheels Skate Center with a 7:30 pm bell time. (Larry Goodman)


Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Rob Van Dam, MDogg20, and Eric Simms on its show on tonight at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Wrestling Weekly, hosted by Doc Young and Les Thatcher, will feature Missy Hyatt on its show tonight at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

In Your Head will feature Mitch Ryder on its show on February 27 at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

It was announced earlier today by World Wrestling Entertainment that SmackDown will move to the MyTV Network when its time on CW is completed, beginning in September 2008. WGN was rumored to be competing for the program. (Rich Tate)

George Culkin, perhaps known better as George Curtis, died on this day in 2005. He was 78.


1934: Fred Lassiter defeated Bill Crussell two falls to one to win the Georgia Light Heavyweight and Southern Light Heavyweight Titles at the Fair Street Arena in Atlanta for promoter Jason Thompson. Crussell suffered a broken shoulder in the second fall and was forced to forfeit the match and his titles. Crussell later disputed the title change and defended the Georgia Light Heavyweight Title. Harry Nixon, who lost in the opener to Stanley Buresch, married Miss Idalia Langley in the ring during the event.

1935: Karl Sarpolis defeated Joe Cox by disqualification in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber.

1936: We do not have results for this match, but Jack Ross was scheduled to defend the Southern Lightweight Title against Pat Newman at the New Coliseum in Augusta for promoter Bill Metzger.

1937: Orville Brown defeated Cowboy Luttrall in two straight falls in the main event at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Frank Speer.

1937: We do not have results for this match, but Tarzan Jordan versus Gene LeBell was the advertised main event at the Northside Arena in Atlanta for promoters Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby.

1943: Emir Badui and Dorv Roche wrestled to a draw in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Sammy Friedman.

1963: Lenny Montana & the Bat (Joe Tomasso) defeated Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle by disqualification in the main event at the Macon City Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

1965: Mario Galento defeated Buddy Fuller in the main event at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Galento was declared the winner of the match when Fuller was deemed unable to continue. According to the program for this card, Sputnik Monroe offered to come to Atlanta if Fuller would take him as a partner to help in his feud with Galento. The Mysterious Medics defeated Tony Marino & Dick Steinborn in the semi-main event.

1971: El Mongol defeated Kubla Khan to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title at the Paul Jones Sports Arena in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. Roberto Soto and Buddy Colt, managed by Homer O’Dell, wrestled to a draw in the semi-main event. Colt participated in an autograph session for fans. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

1974: Wayne Cowan (Dutch Mantell) defeated the Champ (Alvero Velasco) to win the Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title at the Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta for All-South Wrestling Alliance promoter Ann Gunkel.

1974: Jack Brisco defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Art Nelson in the semi-main event, and Leon Ogle & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Jerry Lawler & Prince Leilanie.

1978: A main event title match featuring US Heavyweight Champion Blackjack Mulligan versus Mr. Wrestling #1 was ruled a no contest at the Savannah Civic Center for Jim Crockett Promotions promoter Aaron Newman. Bobo Brazil defeated the Masked Superstar, managed by Boris Malenko, in the semi-main event.

1978: Dusty Rhodes defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole & Lars Anderson to retain the Georgia Tag Team Title in the semi-main event. Also, Andre the Giant defeated Stan Hansen.

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

1980: Kevin Sullivan defeated Austin Idol in a main event coal miner’s glove match at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward. Lars Anderson & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff, managed by Rock Hunter, by disqualification in the semi-main event. Also, Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Killer Khan, managed by the Great Mephisto, and Dory Funk, Jr., defeated Genichiro Tenryu.

1984: Ric Flair defeated Brad Armstrong to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title at the Omni Auditorium in Atlanta for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Paul Jones. A semi-main event match featuring Stan Hansen & King Kong Bundy versus the Road Warriors, managed by Paul Ellering, was ruled a no contest. Jake Roberts, also managed by Ellering, defeated Ron Garvin, while a match between Nikolai Volkoff and Wahoo McDaniel was ruled a no contest. Also, Les Thornton defeated Tommy Rogers to retain the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title. In other matches, Mr. R (Tommy Rich) defeated Ted DiBiase by disqualification, and the Spoiler, managed by Ellering, defeated Johnny Rich. Jesse Barr and Pez Whatley wrestled to a draw in the opener.

1984: Jimmy Valiant & Dory Funk, Jr., defeated the Assassins (Jody Hamilton & Hercules Hernandez) in the main event at the Savannah Civic Center for Jim Crockett Promotions promoter Aaron Newman. Greg Valentine defeated Dick Slater in the semi-main event, and Rufus R. Jones defeated Ernie Ladd.

1999: We do not have results for this match, but Bo Oates & Big T. Ivey versus Jerry Wayne & Mad Dog Manson was the advertised main event in Roopville for the Georgia Wrestling Alliance. Oates had defeated Manson earlier on the card. Lance Von Erich defeated the Executioner, and Bill Smith defeated Skip Sconyers. Also, a match featuring Vic Rogowski versus the Hangman ended in a double countout, and Chief Bull Eagle defeated Little Bundy in a midget match.

2005: Rob Adonis defeated Colt Derringer to win the UCW Heavyweight Title at the Harvest Church in Athens for Ultimate Christian Wrestling. Billy Knight defeated Damien Synn in the semi-main event, and Frankie Valentine defeated Josh Storm and Brian Lawler in a three-way match to win Storm’s UCW Georgia Heavyweight Title.

2005: Sonny Siaki & the Wrestler (Ted Allen) defeated A.J. & Damien Steele to win the GCW Tag Team Title at the GCW Sports Arena in Columbus for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Jerry Oates. Jason Cross defeated David Young in the semi-main event, and Sean Evans defeated Mikal Adryan.