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Thursday, March 27, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Cru Jones is back at home resting after surgery to remove his gall bladder. Jones was made aware that he had "silent gall stones" at his last physical, so when the pain started, he had a good idea what it was and went to the emergency room. The stones were blocking his bile duct. Fortunately, the gall bladder was surgically removed before it ruptured. Jones said he's feeling fine and has a follow up visit with the surgeon tomorrow to determine when he can return to action. Jones sent his thanks to everyone that has contacted him for their support. (Larry Goodman)

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling is going try running on Thursday night instead of Sunday. Their next show will be April 3 in Carrollton at the VVFW Fairgrounds with a 7:30 bell time. More details soon. (Larry Goodman)

Great Championship Wrestling will be at the Great Skate Plex in Phenix City, AL, tonight. Bell time is 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 ringside and $12 general. (Brian Slack)

NAWA Ring Champions returns to Rome, GA, tonight at the National Guard Armory. Bell time is 7:30. Advertised: in the semi-finals for the tag team title, Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon versus Kyle Matthews & a mystery partner, and Chris Lightning & Kid Ego versus Tyler Smith & Murder One; Michael Cross versus Big Wood; and Jason Valentine versus Chris Ganz; plus two more matches. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action will be broadcasting iMPACT! Live from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, on March 7, from 9-11:00 PM. They will also be taping from the same location on March 28-29. Admission for these shows is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info. (Rich Tate)

According to Independent Wrestling Network owner Dwayne Bell, “Monday, we received word from Great Championship Wrestling that A.J. Steele had turned down the booking for his advertised [IWN] match against Jason Cross.” At this point, made no changes to the card for their April 4 debut in Columbus, GA. (Larry Goodman)

Southern States Championship Wrestling will be kicking off their "Crazy from the Heat" Countdown on April 5 at 7:30 pm with advertised special guest, the Nightmare. All seats are $2 and the event will be held at the Enigma Gym in Enigma, GA. Advertised: Brooks Rogers w/Will Rogers versus Tommy Flight. SSCW Southern Heritage Championship, "Rock n Roll" Chris Turner defends the title against Cowboy Mark Bass. In a mixed singles match, The Soviet faces SSCW Ladies champion Jelena. If Soviet wins, Samantha Steel become the Ladies Champion. JT Taylor versus John "The Truth" Johnson. Also advertised are "The Modern Day Enforcer" Scotty Biggs, Mad Dog Miller, SSCW Heavyweight champion Jarrod Michaels, and Samantha Steel. (Brian Slack)

Power Pro Wrestling will be at the Temple Gym in Temple, GA, on April 5. Doors open at 6:30 PM and matches start at 7:30. Ringside tickets are $10, with general admission seating priced at $8. Advance tickets can be purchased at Nickell Rental in Temple by calling (770) 562-1222. Advertised: J-Rod, Frankie Valentine, Cru Jones (pending medical release) Shaun Banks, the Russian Kodiak, A.J. Steele, K.I. Elite, Chris Lightning, Chris Ganz, Josh Stone, Josh Storm, Randall Johnson, and Michael Cook. (Rich Tate)

World Wrestling Entertainment will be in Albany, GA, on July 5 at the Albany Civic Center with action starting at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale on May 31 at 10:00 AM at the box office, and through Ticketmaster. Call (229) 435-6655 for more info. (Rich Tate)

DISCLAIMER: GWH is not liable for any card changes, cancellations, etc. We can only report what is reported to us. As always, we suggest you check with the promotion within 24 hours to verify information posted here.


Jerkin' the Curtain, hosted by Trent Van Drisse, will feature Scott Barry on its show tonight at 11:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

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

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the passing of Roy McClarity. He was 79.


MARCH 27, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > Pete Rogers versus Young Gotch > Dave Terrell versus Pat Austin > Bob Anderson versus Gene Fox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also an amateur wrestling match, but no details were provided following the card.

MARCH 27, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dorv Roche defeated Milo Steinborn > Pete Sauer defeated Matros Kirilenko

MARCH 27, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PIEDMONT-ELLIS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Whitey Patterson > Frank Remille versus Ray Nichols > Paul Burns versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 27, 1945 (MONDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > The Black Monster defeated Tommy O’Toole > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Jack Dillon > Abe Ginsberg defeated Stanley Wyckoff

MARCH 27, 1951 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPORTS ARENA (Jack Troy – Promoter) > Women’s Match: Conchita Pons defeated Margie McDonald at 11:00 > Butcher Boy Martin defeated Sam Roberts at 19:00

MARCH 27, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Henry Harrell defeated Tex Riley > Mike Paidousis defeated Jack Carter > George & Bobby Becker defeated Jack Steele & the Jungle Boy > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Mayes McLain / Notes: Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since March 16, 1953.

MARCH 27, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Albert Mills & Bob Shipp defeated Doug & Johnny Gilbert > Don McClarty defeated Jack O’Brien > International Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre* defeated Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy / Notes: There were five referees for the match between Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre and Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy. Gunkel & McIntyre had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since January 9, 1959.

MARCH 27, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Burke versus Tiny Evans > Boxing Match: Bill Dromo versus Killer Campbell > Guy Mitchell & Chief Little Eagle versus Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 27, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn and Evon Marion wrestled to a draw > Dick Steinborn & Ray Villmer defeated Charley Laye & Evon Marion > Eddie Graham & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Tojo Yamamoto & Taro Myaki by disqualification

MARCH 27, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong defeated Bulldog Lawley at 12:00 > Chief Little Eagle defeated George Bell > Tarzan Tyler defeated Buck Jones > The Bat defeated Ted Evans

MARCH 27, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated George Harris > Red Roberts & Red Steiner defeated Tim Geohagen & Tex Riley > Chief Little Eagle defeated Billy Hines > Joe Scarpa defeated Don Carson > Ray Gunkel defeated Stan Stasiak > Argentina Rocca defeated Sputnik Monroe / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him. It was announced that Bob Ellis, Fritz Von Erich, and Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MARCH 27, 1964 (FRIDAY) – JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Sebastian & Crusher Verdu versus Joe McCarthy & Chief Big Heart > Jack Vansky versus George Wolfe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 27, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated Pancho Rosario > Les Wolff defeated Pedro Valdez > Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt defeated Greg Peterson & Tim Geohagen > Fuji versus El Mongol > Joe Scarpa defeated Paul DeMarco > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller* defeated the Assassins / Notes: Fuji and El Mongol were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Homer O’Dell, who managed Buddy Colt, was supposed to unveil a mystery partner for the match with Greg Peterson & Tim Geohagen, but O’Dell wrestled instead. Doug Gilbert was the special referee for the match between Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller and the Assassins. Gunkel & Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on March 20, 1970, in Atlanta. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card. The program we have for this card makes a reference that Paul Jones was the presiding Vice President of the NWA at the time. It was announced that Dory Funk, Jr., would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MARCH 27, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Handicap Match: Klondike Bill defeated Billy Spears & Nikita Mulkovitch > Sabu Singh & the Scorpion defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Bill Dromo and Krusher Karlson wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. This episode aired from 11:00 PM to Midnight, and seems to become the new time slot.

MARCH 27, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Ted Oates and Wayne Cowan wrestled to a draw > Tommy Seigler defeated Guillotine Gordon > Argentina Apollo defeated Jack Armstrong > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Candy & El Mongol defeated Rock Hunter & Assassin #2* by disqualification > Texas Strap Match (No DQ / No TL): Ernie Ladd defeated Ox Baker / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

MARCH 27, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sweet Daddy Siki defeated Butcher Brannigan > Bobby Cash & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Jerry Oates & Bill Watts defeated Sputnik & Rocket Monroe > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong versus the Super Infernos ruled a no contest > Norvel Austin & Leon Ogle defeated Jack Crawford & Tarzan Tyler by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

MARCH 27, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pez Whatley defeated John Ruggers > Steve Regal defeated the Invader > Jacques Goulet defeated Raymond Rougeau > Tommy Rich defeated Ox Baker by disqualification > Tony Atlas & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen

MARCH 27, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – MILLEDGEVILLE COMMUNITY CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Hansen & Wahoo McDaniel versus Ole Anderson & Mr. X / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 27, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Poure versus Chick Donovan > Joe Powell versus Marvin Turner > Tony Atlas versus Baron Von Raschke > Kevin Sullivan versus Genichiro Tenryu > Tommy Rich versus Austin Idol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 27, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates defeated Ricky Harris > Tom Prichard defeated Chick Donovan > Kevin Sullivan defeated Jerry Oates > Brad Armstrong versus Buzz Sawyer ruled a no contest > National Heavyweight Title Match: Ron Bass* defeated Leroy Brown > Dragon-Shi Match: the Great Kabuki defeated Bob Armstrong / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.

MARCH 27, 1983 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Zbyszko defeated Johnny Rich > Bob Roop defeated Brian Blair > Killer Brooks defeated Joe Lightfoot > The Iron Sheik defeated the Masked Superstar > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer > Dick Murdoch defeated Ivan Koloff