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Sunday, April 6, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Legendary lady wrestler Sara Lee, who was married to Corsica Joe, passed away on April 5. She was 76. (Rich Tate)

A male fan suffered a grand mal seizure during the opening match at last night's NWA Anarchy show in Cornelia, GA. It was determined that he did not have a history of seizures so a call was placed to 911. Emergency medical personnel were on the scene in 3 minutes. The man was in an ambulance and on his way to the hospital within 20 minutes. At the GAEC public hearing in December, Bill Behrens told the commission that requiring an ambulance at every wrestling show was unnecessary because the 911 response time in Georgia was more than adequate to address any safety concerns. (Larry Goodman)

NWA Anarchy results from the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on April 5: Chad Parham pinned Yoshi Hiroshima with a jumping piledriver in 1:28; Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III) beat G-Rated Guys That Totally Rule (Salvatore Rinauro & Seth Delay) in 6:12 after Delay walked out on Rinauro; The Technicians (Todd Sexton & Bob E. & Tyler Smith) beat Adrian Hawkins & Chip Day & Ace Rockwell (with Wes Grissom) in 10:08; Iceberg (with The Reverend) beat Austin Creed (with Hayden Young) to retain the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title in 10:35; Rob Adonis (with Jeremy Vain) beat Mikal Judas in 6:42; The Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) beat Devil’s Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) via countout in 9:10. Rejects retained the NWA Anarchy tag titles; Nemesis & Jay Fury destroyed Jon Davis & T. K. Cross in 2 minutes; and Jeff Lewis & Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) beat Truitt Fields & New Wave (Derrik Driver & Steven Walters) when Lewis pinned Fields (11:45). Click here for a full report. (Larry Goodman)

Power Pro Wrestling results from the Temple Gym in Temple, GA, on April 5: Josh Storm and Josh Stone wrestled to a draw; Murder One over Bulldog Raines; in the first match of a tag team tournament, Randall Johnson & Michael Cook over Storm & Ron Stalker; in the second tourney match, Hot Like Lava (Shaun Banks & Cru Jones) over Chris Ganz & Chris Lightning; A.J. Steele over the Russian Kodiak to win the PPW Heavyweight Title, but in an immediate rematch challenge, Kodiak regained the belt by going over Steele; and K.I. Elite over Frankie Valentine & J-Rod. Jeff McGowan and Randy Ray were the referees. Attendance was reported as 160. The next event has been scheduled for April 19, with Steele and Kodiak in a no disqualification match, and Raines versus M-One. (Rich Tate)

Championship Wrestling Overload results from “Ballpark Brawl”, held at the Johnson County Recreation Center in Wrightsville, GA, on April 4: Dark Assassin & the Ringlord over T.J. Hayes & the Iron Bear; Damien over Damian Dread; Bobby Joiner was the last man standing after a battle royal to become the CWO National Heavyweight Champion, while Iron Bear, whom Joiner tossed to win, won the CWO Southern States Champion; the New Generation over Brian Chase & Scotty Bullwinkle; Brad North over Drive-By; the New Generation over Assassin & Ringlord to become the CWO Tag Team Champions; Steven Lowery & Tommy Lee over the New Generation to win the CWO Tag Team Title; and a main event featuring Joiner versus Loco Motive was ruled a no contest. For unexplained reasons, Joiner was stripped of the title he won earlier on the card following this match. It was reported that approximately 100 were in attendance. CWO will be at the Barn in Tennille, GA, on April 18, with matches starting at 8:00 PM. Advertised: a lumberjack title match featuring CWO Tag Team Champions Steven Lowery & Tommy Lee versus the New Generation; Bobby Joiner versus Loco Motive for the vacant CWO National Heavyweight Title; Iron Bear defends the CWO Southern States Heavyweight Title against T.W. James; Scotty Bullwinkle versus Damien; J.T. Crews versus the Freak; Damian Dread versus Flatline; and a three-way match featuring Brian Chase, T.J. Hayes, and Drive-By. (Rich Tate)

Georgia Wrestling Entertainment results from the Recreation Department Gymnasium in Cochran, GA, on April 5: Jody the Blackheart over the Iraqi Mercenary (w/ Buford T. Justice) by disqualification; Wild Bill over T.J. Crews; a match featuring T.W. James (w/ Chaos) versus Scotty Carmichael ended in a double disqualification; Carmichael over Damian Dread to win the GWE Cruiserweight Title, as well as the services of valet Misty Dawn; Loco Motive over Bobby Joiner; and the Freak over Big Bank Barfield. Click here for a full report from Dave Whitaker. (Rich Tate)

United States Wrestling Organization results from April 5 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn with a reported attendance of 59: Enigma b Dyronic and Justin Spade in a 3-way when Enigma pinned Dyronic; El Loco Negro (w/Blue Amigo) b Mexican Dragon by DQ after Dragon snapped and used a chair; Richard Lowe & Boy b White Tiger & Steven Green when Lowe pinned Tiger; New York Gangster b Tank; Damien Payne & Chris Norte (w/Fetish) b Bushranger Kelly & Shawn Hoodrich when Norte pinned Kelly; Lee Cross (w/The Diva Lisa Fayzon & Blue Amigo) b LT Falk; Damien Payne and TJ Harley were co-winners of a battle royal; and TJ Harley b Damien Payne in a short hardcore match. They did a 10-bell for Sarah Lee. (Larry Goodman)

New Frontier Wrestling Association results from Franklin, NC, on April 5: Sci-Fi won a battle royal for a title shot of his choosing; Jamar Acid & Dark Angel over Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels to retain the NFWA Tag Team Title; Billy Starr over the Bounty Hunter; Tommy Too Much over Cornbread; and Brokishi over Simon Sermon, Dirty & Stoner Hooker in a four-way to retain the NFWA Heavyweight Title. (Rich Tate)

United Championship Wrestling results from Jacksboro, TN, on April 5: Henry Hoss over Merrick; a match featuring the Platinum Kings versus the Death Row Inmates was a no contest; Keith Knox over Moondog Chester; the Masked Jawjacker over Billy Marshall, J-Mac, and the Rip in a four way to win the UCW Heavyweight Title; Trooper T over Edward Idol to win the UCW TV Title; and Jeff Anderson over John Justice by disqualification in a last man standing match. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)

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 Michael St. John on its show on April 7 at 11:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Championship Wrestling Overload has announced the grand opening of the Overload Asylum, to take place on April 13 at 3:00 PM. The Asylum is a training facility. Call (478) 595-6904 for more info. (Rich Tate)

Today in Memoriam: El Solitario (40, 1986) and Stephan DeLeon (34, 2004)


APRIL 6, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BROOKHAVEN AMERICAN LEGION ARENA (Hugh Allgood – Promoter) > Pete Sauls versus Dink Almand > Eddie Wagner versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also two boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.

APRIL 6, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Ronnie McDuffie versus Chief Lakeside > Tony Lombardi versus Whitey Patterson > Frank Remille versus Pancho Villa / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 6, 1935 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bob Anderson versus Sammy Miller > Ripper Reeves versus the Terrible Turk > Tony Marconi defeated John Mauldin / Notes: Aside from the match between Tony Marconi and John Mauldin, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

APRIL 6, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dorv Roche defeated Frank Speer by disqualification > Henry Piers defeated George Ligosky > Jim Wright defeated Ray Villmer

APRIL 6, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Red Dugan > Young Londos defeated Mike Cassidy > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus George Romanoff / Notes: Aside from the match between Young Londos and Mike Cassidy, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Jack McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.

APRIL 6, 1942 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Pete Brown – Promoter) > Abe Yourist defeated Chief Saunooke > Stanley Pinto defeated Bearcat Jones (2-0)

APRIL 6, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ben Bennicasa defeated Bull Komar > Barto Hill defeated Cowboy Luttrall > Dick Shikat and Dick Smith wrestled to a draw > Babe Zaharias defeated Wally Greb > Al Massey defeated Dick Lever

APRIL 6, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bill Collins versus Jack Singer > Tommy Ward & Tony Mello versus Joe Estes & Mr. X / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 6, 1949 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward defeated Bill Cazzell > Bob Shipp & Red Dugan defeated Joe Estes & Bill Cazzell

APRIL 6, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele defeated Jack Carter > Midget Match: Irish Jackie defeated Sonny Boy Cassidy (2-1) > Carlos Guzman defeated Aldo Bogni by disqualification > Tex Riley defeated Henry Harrell (2-1) / Notes: Henry Harrell was initially declared the winner in the match with Tex Riley, but for unstated reasons, Commissioner L.F. Powell reversed the decision. Mike Paidousis was credited as being a referee on this card.

APRIL 6, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Big Heart defeated Pierre LaSalle > Dick Raines defeated Tom Drake > Jack O’Brien defeated Jackie Nichols wrestled to a draw > Rocky Columbo & Chief Big Heart defeated Jerry Graham & Pierre LaSalle

APRIL 6, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence & Mickey Blassie versus Johnny Gilbert & Don McClarty / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mickey Blassie was being billed as Freddie Blassie’s cousin.

APRIL 6, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eric Pederson defeated Big Humphrey > Women’s Match: Gloria Barratini defeated Mae Young > Paul Anderson defeated Tokyo Joe by disqualification

APRIL 6, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa defeated Guy Taylor > Buddy Fuller defeated Sailor Moran > Don Curtis & Eddie Graham defeated Stan Stasiak & Charlie Carr

APRIL 6, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines versus Pancho Villa > Mario Galento versus Dick Steinborn > Lumberjack Match: Tony Marino & Jerry Miller versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 6, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol defeated Corsica Jean > The Rising Suns defeated Alberto Torres & Silento Rodriguez > Mr. Wrestling (1) defeated Dr. M (2) / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Gentleman X (1) managed Dr. M & El Mongol. During the match between Mr. Wrestling and Dr. M, a second Dr. M (1) tried to switch, and he was quickly unmasked and identified as El Mongol. Then the legal Dr. M returned to the ring, and was also unmasked, being identified as Oki Shikina, whom Gentleman X still claimed was Senor Zapata and not Oki Shikina. It was announced that Jack Crawford’s appeal to the NWA Board to be reinstated had been denied, and in addition, they had fined him $1,000 for his actions during the past year.

APRIL 6, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller defeated Mr. Koma > Eduardo DeLynch and the Great Ota wrestled to a draw > Billy Spears defeated the Scorpion > Bob Griffin defeated Krusher Karlson > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & El Mongol* defeated Luke Graham & Buddy Colt / Notes: Bob Armstrong & El Mongol had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on January 12, 1971, in Macon. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

APRIL 6, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson versus Jack Evans > Women’s Match: Donna Christianello versus Joyce Grable > Cadillac Tournament Match: Sputnik Monroe defeated Bearcat Brown > Cadillac Tournament Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rocket Monroe > Bobby Shane versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Bob Armstrong & Jerry Oates versus the Super Infernos > Bill Watts versus Tarzan Tyler / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos. Jack Crawford was handcuffed to Norvel Austin during the match between Bill Watts and Tarzan Tyler. Crawford managed Tyler.

APRIL 6, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Ron Michaels > Bob Armstrong defeated the Masked Marvel > Art Nelson and Jerry Oates wrestled to a draw > Robert Fuller defeated Bobby Duncum > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jerry Brisco

APRIL 6, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch and Rip Hawk wrestled to a draw > Greg Valentine defeated Ervin Smith > The Red Devils defeated Bob Backlund & Skip Young > Mark Lewin defeated Moondog Mayne > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Stasiak* defeated Dick Slater > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Spoiler* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

APRIL 6, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Evans versus Richard Blood > Don Kernodle versus Randy Savage > Mike Stallings versus Lars Anderson > Paul Jones versus Dick Slater > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 6, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lars Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ole Anderson versus Tony Atlas / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rocky Johnson and Adrian Adonis were also advertised.

APRIL 6, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings defeated Larry Latham > Ron Bass defeated Raymond Rougeau > Blackjack Lanza & King Kong Mosca defeated Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich > Ivan Koloff defeated Wahoo McDaniel by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Stan Hansen > Canadian Lumberjack Match: Stan Hansen & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: The match between Stan Hansen and the Masked Superstar was cancelled for unstated reasons. Bobby Heenan managed Ron Bass and Blackjack Lanza.

APRIL 6, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Sharpe defeated Charlie Fulton > Lars Anderson defeated Genichiro Tenryu > Jay Strongbow & Gerald Finley defeated Ernie Ladd & the French Angel > Baron Von Raschke defeated Steve Travis > Dusty Rhodes defeated Leroy Brown > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff > Tommy Rich defeated Austin Idol > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw / Notes: It was reported that 16,000 were in attendance for this card. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff. Lou Thesz, Dusty Rhodes, and Dory Funk, Jr., acted as judges for the match between Harley Race and Mr. Wrestling #2 under the premise that if the match wrestled to a draw, their votes would determine a winner. Following the match, Thesz gave the match to Race, Rhodes to Wrestling #2, and Funk, Jr., announced Race as the winner. However, Funk’s scorecard was discovered afterward and it read Wrestling #2 was his choice. This led to Gordon Solie imploring fans to send in letters to the office so they could forward them to the NWA in an effort to produce a rematch.