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Saturday, April 12, 2008


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Peach State Pandemonium featured Bill Behrens and A.J. Steele this morning. Behrens discussed the latest issues relating to attempts to regulate wrestling in Georgia. Steele talked openly about his decision to leave Great Championship Wrestling. Click here for the archive.

Great Championship Wrestling results from Phenix City, AL, on April 10: Attendance was around 300. The referees for the evening were Randy Ray and Jeff McGowan. Randall Johnson defeats Jay Fury w/a Celtic Cross. Scotty Beach defeats Slaughter w/Wicked Nemesis after reversing a suplex into a schoolboy. After the match, Orion Bishop runs down and spears Beach. John Bogie runs in for the save. Shaun Banks w/Quentin Michaels and Zero Tolerance defeats Sonny Siaki after Zero spinebusts Siaki while the referee was distracted. Michael Cook defeats Jonathan Davis after blocking a flying sunset flip. J-Rod defeats Johnny Swinger by DQ after Swinger hit J-Rod with the title belt. David Young and Tex Monroe defeats Cru Jones and Zero Tolerance w/Quentin Michaels after Monroe hits Jones with a springboard legdrop. (Brian Slack)

Total Championship Wrestling will be in Douglasville, GA, tonight at the National Guard Armory, with a starting time of 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30. General admission is $8, but kids 6-12 are admitted at $5, while children under 6 get in free. For more info, call (404) 213-4632, (770) 871-0988, or (706) 716-5701. Advertised: A tag team tournament for the TCW Tag Team Title, including Kenny Dees & Murder One, Josh Storm & Frankie Valentine, Jay Clinton & Lamar Phillips, Chip Zoe & Ken Timbs, Jr., Josh Stone & Blazin’ Fury, Damon Taz & Awesome T.C., Brian Alexander & Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bulldog Raines & the Nightmare. (Rich Tate)

Southern Championship Wrestling presents "Spring Breakout 08" to take place tonight at the Salvation Army Gym in Sanford, FL, at 7:30. The advertised main event is for the SCW tag team championship as Elite Party members Axis and Rod the Bod take on the Asian Superstar Organization, Jason Hexx and Ryze. In a champion versus champion, with both titles on the line, Light Heavyweight champion Nooie Lee takes on Florida champion Aaron Epic. In a blindfold match, the Mighty Ox faces off against Shiek Mohamaad Akbar. Also going to be in action are The Prodigy, Spanish Armada, Neil Faith, The New Orient Express, and former NWA North American champion Tommy Marr. (Brian Slack)

Tonight, Global Championship Wrestling comes to Tuscaloosa, AL, at the Tuscaloosa Fair Ground with Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell vs. Theodore Tutwiler III (with Howard Cross), Sgt. Hammer vs. Jesse Pain for the GCW Heavyweight Title, Joey Mercury vs. Inhuman Fly, Nasty Kritters vs. Samoan Soldiers for the GCW tag titles, Antonio Garza vs. Shanghai Dragon, and Russian Assassin vs. Maddog Sawyer. Bell time is 7:30 pm. (Larry Goodman)

The Florida Pro Wrestling Association will run a card tonight in Pinellas Park, FL, with proceeds to be donated to the National Autism Association. The event will be held at the Pinellas Park Boys & Girls Club, located at 7790 61st Street. Call (813) 960-8412 for more info. Advertised: Mark Zout, Flex, Punk and Disorderly, the Psychedelics, Kahagas, Kubiak, Torcher, the Omaha Hustlas, Josh Masters, Fetish, and Kennedy Kendrick. (Rich Tate)

Power Pro Wrestling will be at the Activity Center in Bremen, GA, located at 417 Pine Street, on April 19. Advertised: A.J. Steele, Frankie Valentine, Cru Jones, J-Rod, Bulldog Raines, Murder One, Josh Stone, the Russian Kodiak, Jason Lynn, Dark Star, and Midnight. Also, Chris Ganz & Chris Lightning versus Randall Johnson & Michael Cook in the finals of a tag team tournament. (Rich Tate)

The next Full Impact Pro event will be on April 26 at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, FL. Advertised: In the main event for the FIP World Heavyweight championship in a last standing match, champion Roderick Strong defends the belt against Erik Stevens. In a tag team grudge match, Black Market vs Dark City Fight Club. For the FIP tag team championship, tag team champions The YRR's Kenny King and Jason Blade goes against Jay and Mark Briscoe. The YYR member Sal Rinauro defends the Florida Heritage title against Delirious. Also signed are the Heartbreak Enterprises w/Sean and Phil Davis, Dusty Richards, Austin Aries, The Age of the Fall's Tyler Black, and Seth Delay. (Brian Slack)

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.


Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Sexxy Eddie, Doc Diamond, and Prodigy on its show on April 15 at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Today in Memoriam: Jack Corcoran (73, 1965), Mike Von Erich (23, 1987), and the Great Goliath (69, 2004)


APRIL 12, 1918 (FRIDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – LIBERTY THEATRE (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Wladek Zbyszko defeated Constant LeMarin at 53:30 (2-0)

APRIL 12, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (L.C. Warren – Promoter) > Ed Don George defeated Jack Wagner at 44:00 (2-1) > Charley Lehman defeated Nick Skotos > Whitey Patterson defeated Greek George

APRIL 12, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Glenn Cowan > No TL Match: Bull Schmidt versus Gorilla Tucker > Fred Lassiter versus Pancho Villa / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 12, 1934 (THURSDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Mehille Clark / American Legion – Promoter) > Eddie Wagner versus Gorilla Tucker > Frank Remille versus Pancho Villa > John Mauldin versus Ronnie McDuffie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 12, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Alex Headlin versus Ripper Reeves > Hugh Winn versus Sammy Miller > Tony Marconi versus Totem Pole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 12, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Chin Lee > Tony Papalino versus Farmer Mack > Mike Cassidy versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 12, 1946 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (George Romanoff – Promoter) > Tommy Londos versus Jack Singer > Joe Bennicasa & Jack Wentworth versus Jack Dillon & Gypsy Daniels / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 12, 1951 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Curtis defeated Red Dugan > Women’s Match: Mildred Burke defeated Mae Weston > Benny Becker defeated Dan O'Connor by disqualification

APRIL 12, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre and Don Big Kettle wrestled to a draw > Clyde Steeves and Dick Big Kettle wrestled to a draw > Lu Kimm defeated Jack Dillon > Clyde Steeves, Don & Red McIntyre defeated Chief Chewacki, Don & Dick Big Kettle by disqualification

APRIL 12, 1957 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre & Guy LaRose defeated Kurt Von Brawner & Jean LaFitte

APRIL 12, 1957 (FRIDAY) – FOREST PARK, GA – FOREST PARK HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre LaSalle & Red McIntyre versus Babe Zaharias & the Great Mitsu / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 12, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and the Brute wrestled to a draw > Eric Pederson & the Brute defeated Vince Bryant & Bill Dromo > Paul Anderson defeated Tokyo Joe

APRIL 12, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Chief Little Eagle defeated Guy Mitchell; Bob Rasmussen defeated Gypsy Joe; Little Eagle defeated Skull Murphy; Rasmussen defeated Tiny Evans; Little Eagle and Rasmussen wrestled to a draw – Little Eagle won a coin flip to determine the winner / Notes: The winner of the tournament was to earn a match with the Eastern Heavyweight Champion on April 19, 1961.

APRIL 12, 1963 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Bell & Bulldog Lawley defeated Ted Evans & Jack Armstrong > International Tag Team Title Match: Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler* by disqualification / Notes: Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since April 9, 1963.

APRIL 12, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Crazy Horse defeated Chin Lee > Women’s Match: Linda Carroll defeated Toni Rose > The Infernos defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines / Notes: There were two referees for the match between the Infernos and Billy & Bad Boy Hines. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos.

APRIL 12, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker defeated Chuck Adcox by disqualification > Bobby Hart and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated the Rising Suns by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling (1) defeated El Mongol* by disqualification > Avenger #3, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Hans Schmidt, Dr. M (2) & the Big O (1) / Notes: Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt, Dr. M, the Big O & El Mongol. Mr. Wrestling was initially declared the winner on the match with El Mongol, but Mongol had knocked referee Leo Garibaldi and Louie Tillet, who had run in to help, made the count. The decision was reversed afterward by Garibaldi, saying Tillet was not a licensed referee. He did, however, disqualify Mongol for his actions. Mongol had been billed as Georgia Heavyweight Champion since October 10, 1967.

APRIL 12, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco defeated Bob Ramstad > Little John defeated Joe Turco > El Mongol & the Professional defeated the Assassins / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

APRIL 12, 1973 (THURSDAY) – ATHENS, GA – J&J CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Evans versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Bill Dromo versus Butcher Brannigan > Bobby Cash & Roy Lee Welch versus Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Bill Watts & Bob Armstrong versus the Super Infernos > Rocket Monroe versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Norvel Austin versus Tarzan Tyler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler.

APRIL 12, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Tiger Conway, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Jerry Brisco and Robert Fuller wrestled to a draw > Bobby & Benny McGuire defeated Art Nelson & Jerry Lawler > Bobby Duncum & Dick the Bruiser defeated Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Street Fight Match (No TL / No DQ): Earl Maynard & Bobo Brazil defeated Ron & Terry Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

APRIL 12, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund versus Rip Hawk > Greg Valentine versus Rick Martel > Bob Armstrong & Mark Lewin versus Les Thornton & Tony Charles > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Spoiler* versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Cage Match: Dick Slater versus Stan Stasiak / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

APRIL 12, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood versus Abdul Zataar > Randy Savage versus Roberto Soto > Black Atlas versus the French Angel > Dick Slater versus Paul Jones > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 ruled a no contest / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 12, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering versus Helmut Schmidt > John Ruggers versus Pez Whatley > Tommy Rich versus Jacques Goulet > Adrian Adonis versus Abdullah the Butcher > Rocky Johnson & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Ole & Lars Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen* versus Wahoo McDaniel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Helmut Schmidt.

APRIL 12, 1980 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – MID-SOUTH AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Garrett defeated Marvin Turner > Gerald Finley defeated the Scorpion > Chick Donovan defeated Jim Nelson > Jay Strongbow defeated Genichiro Tenryu > Kevin Sullivan defeated Alexis Smirnoff > Tommy Rich defeated Austin Idol / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Alexis Smirnoff.

APRIL 12, 1981 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated the French Angel > Roberto Soto defeated Gypsy Joe > Robert Gibson defeated Jim Duggan > Tony Atlas versus the Mongolian Stomper ruled a no contest > Ole & Gene Anderson and Mr. Wrestling #2 & the Masked Superstar wrestled to a draw > National Heavyweight Title Match: Steve O* defeated Bobby Eaton > Tommy Rich & the Junkyard Dog defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > Texas Bullrope Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Don Carson / Notes: Bobby Eaton substituted for Dick Slater in the match with Steve O. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper. The Stomper joined Carson at the ring during his match with Dusty Rhodes. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Tommy Rich & the Junkyard Dog.

APRIL 12, 1984 (THURSDAY) – WHEELING, WV (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers defeated Rocky Jones > Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Jake Roberts > Tim Horner defeated Les Thornton > Ron Garvin & King Kong Bundy defeated the Road Warriors > National Heavyweight Title Match: the Spoiler defeated Brad Armstrong* to win title > Lights Out Match: Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.