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Peach State Pandemonium will feature Jason Cross and Velvet Jones on April 19 at 11:00 AM ET. Feel free to call in at (347) 324-5735. Cross is returning to the ring from a serious injury suffered about two years ago, and Jones is a rising young star on the local scene. Larry Goodman will handle co-hosting duties, and Tim Dix will provide additional commentary. We have also confirmed Bill Watts as our guest on May 3, to coincide with the debut of Les Thatcher as an addition to the co-host team. (Rich Tate)

The Independent Wrestling Network returns to the Fishcrow Arena in Columbus, GA, tonight. Bell time is 7:30 PM. This venue is the same one formerly known as the GCW Sports Arena. Advertised: Mr. Hughes defends the IWN Heavyweight Title against Mr. Columbus; Chris Stevens versus Buff Bagwell; Frankie Valentine & Adrian Hawkins versus the Southside Trash; Rob Adonis versus Jason Cross; Ron Stalker versus A.J. Steele; and Tommy Too Much & Simon Sermon versus Josh Stone & Ash. (Rich Tate)

Tonight, Alternative Pro Wrestling presents their biggest card of 2008 - "Spring Bash Break" in Royston, GA, at the Royston Gym with a no time limit match for the Southern States Title: J. T. Talent (c) vs. Bo Newsom, Grudge Match: Chris Mayne vs. Billy Buck, Strap Match: Jacob Ashworth vs. APW Owner Jericho Stone, APW Tag Title Ladder Match: The Friday Night Franchise (Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels vs. Azrael & Darkness (c). Also appearing  Seth Delay, North Georgia Champion Aaron Lee, "Merciless" Don Matthews, Chris King, D.I.E., Yoshi Hiroshima and Dustin Powers. Bell time is 8 pm. (Larry Goodman)

Championship Wrestling Overload will be at the Barn in Tennille, GA, tonight, 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; Will Allen versus Flatline in a submission match; Drive-By versus a mystery opponent; Iron Bear defends the CWO Southern States Heavyweight Title against T.W. James; Scotty Bullwinkle versus Damien; J.T. Crews versus the Freak; and Brian Chase versus Damian Dread. (Rich Tate)

The NWA Anarchy card for April 19 in Cornelia, GA, at the NWA Arena features two Hardcore Hell rematches: Iceberg (with the Reverend) defends the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title against the man he defeated for the championship, Shatter (with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey), and Slim J (with Shadow Jackson) vs. Nemesis (with Jay Fury). Also on the card an NWA Anarchy Tag Team Title Match: Devil's Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) (c) vs. Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King), Consequences Creed vs. Hayden Young vs. Jeff Lewis for a shot at the NWA Anarchy TV Title, Mikal Judas vs. Mr. Adonis with Jeremy Vain barred from ringside, New Wave (Derrick Driver & Stephen Walters) vs. Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Drew Pendleton), Chad Parham once again defends his Certificate of Awesomeness, Adrian Hawkins & Chip Day vs. Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) and The Technicians (Todd Sexton & Bob E. & Tyler Smith) in six man action. Ace Rockwell will have a sitdown with Greg Hunter about where he's been and where he's headed. Plus, Melissa Coates in action and appearance by G-Rated (Sal Rinauro & Seth Delay), NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer and more. (Larry Goodman)

United Championship Wrestling will be at the South Knoxville Community Center in Knoxville, TN, on April 19. The venue is located at 522 Maryville Pike. Tickets are $7, and action gets underway at 8:15 PM. Advertised: a Tennessee chain match featuring Jeff Anderson versus John Justice; Shane Williams defends the UCW Heavyweight Title against Keith Knox; Trooper T defends the UCW TV Title against the Rip; and the Death Row Inmates (Jason Maxx & Willie B. Badd) versus the Platinum Kings (Travis Sawyer & Robbie Race). (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.


K&S Wrestlefest has an event on April 19. Al Snow and Luke Williams will appear at Bud Carson’s Pro Wrestling World in Allentown, PA, from 10-Noon. They will be at George’s Cards & Collectibles between 2-4 PM that afternoon. Call (516) 473-4944 for more info. (Rich Tate)

Click here for Richard Berger’s updated Perspectives on Wrestling. (Rich Tate)

Lanny Poffo sat in the Wrestling Hotseat this week. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Steve Lombardi, who turns 47 today.

Today in Memoriam: Gory Guerrero (1990) and Wahoo McDaniel (63, 2002)


APRIL 18, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Brunowicz defeated Floyd Marshall at 38:00 (2-0) > Pete Sauer defeated Ivan Vakturoff at 52:00 (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that 4,500 were in attendance for this card.

APRIL 18, 1933 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (W.K. Carswell – Promoter) > Jack Foster versus Speck Hamilton > Lou Bartell versus Ripper Reeves > Tommy Mullen versus Eddie Elzea / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 18, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Strack defeated Jimmy Parker at 27:00 (2-1) > Dick Shikat defeated Karl Sarpolis (2-1)

APRIL 18, 1939 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Kent versus Alf Johnson > Lou Plummer versus Whitey Hewitt > Bill Middlekauff versus Dorv Roche / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 18, 1947 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long defeated Joe Corbett > Ralph Garibaldi and Rudy Strongberg wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter defeated Carlos Rodriguez > Don McIntyre defeated Jim Coffield > Al Massey defeated Flash Clifford

APRIL 18, 1952 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Babe Zaharias defeated Sonny Kurgis > Women’s Match: Lillian Bitters defeated June Byers > Al Massey & Doran O’Hara defeated Jack McDonald & Nick Carter

APRIL 18, 1955 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Vansky & Ivan Petroff versus Steve Novak & Johnny Harmon / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 18, 1958 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Angelo Martinelli defeated Jack Dillon > Ray Gunkel and Ronnie Etchison wrestled to a draw > International Tag Team Title Match: Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner defeated Don Lee & the Mighty Yankee* to win title / Notes: Don Lee & the Mighty Yankee had been the reigning International Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ray Gunkel & Billy Red Lyons on April 4, 1958, in Atlanta.

APRIL 18, 1960 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus the Brute > Eric Pederson versus Chief Little Eagle > Bill Dromo & Vince Bryant versus Krusher Larson & the Brute / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 18, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jolly Charlie defeated Jim Burke > Jerry Graham & Skull Murphy defeated Guy Mitchell & Chief Little Eagle by disqualification

APRIL 18, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny King & Andre Drapp versus Don Whittler & Ali Bey > The Canadian Angel defeated Frank Hickey > Dick Steinborn & Ray Villmer and Jim Wright & Lenny Montana wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: Johnny King & Andre Drapp and Don Whittler & Ali Bey were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

APRIL 18, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Crawford defeated Billy Hines > Dennis Hall defeated Corsica Jean > Bad Boy Hines defeated Bozo Brown > El Mongol defeated Ike Eakins / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

APRIL 18, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated Joe Turco > Women’s Match: Vivian Vance defeated Kay Noble by disqualification > Paul DeMarco defeated Dennis Hall > The Kentuckians defeated Dale Lewis & Skandor Akbar > Assassin #2 and the Professional wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol defeated Assassin #1* to win title / Notes: Vivian Vance substituted for Barbara Owens in the match with Kay Noble. Assassin #1 had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated El Mongol on March 21, 1969, in Atlanta. It was announced that Los Toros be wrestling on the card on April 25, 1969.

APRIL 18, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt & Professor Kimura defeated Joe Scarpa & Les Wolff > The Challenger defeated El Medico > Paul DeMarco defeated Jim Wilson / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. The Assassins joined Capral to refute allegations of pulling a switch during the match between Nick Bockwinkel and Assassin #1. After being shown photographic proof, both Assassins denied the extra man in the ring was either of them, opening themselves up to Capral asking them was there actually a third Assassin. The masked men, clearly upset, stormed out of the studio. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt & Professor Kimura.

APRIL 18, 1972 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Sullivan defeated Oki Shikina > Koa Tiki defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Billy Spears versus Roberto Soto ruled a no contest > Bob Armstrong, Bill Dromo & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Buddy Colt, Rocket & Flash Monroe / Notes: Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim.

APRIL 18, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard and Richard Blood wrestled to a draw > Don Kernodle & Roberto Soto defeated Jack Evans & Randy Savage > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Gene Anderson > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated Lars Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Jones* defeated Dick Slater

APRIL 18, 1978 (TUESDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated John Ruggers > Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt defeated Adrian Adonis & Pierre Lefebvre > Rocky Johnson defeated Helmut Schmidt > AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* defeated Tommy Rich > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Hansen* by disqualification / Notes: Helmut Schmidt substituted for Lars Anderson in the match with Rocky Johnson. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

APRIL 18, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Oliver versus Genichiro Tenryu > Ron Bass & King Kong Mosca versus Mike Stallings & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Tommy Rich versus Bobby Heenan > Georgia Television Title Match: Ole Anderson* versus Bob Armstrong > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Street Fight Match (No TL): Ivan Koloff versus Dusty Rhodes / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Ron Bass.

APRIL 18, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Gibson versus Denny Albert > Charlie Cook versus Gerald Finley > Steve Keirn & Roberto Soto versus Gypsy Joe & the French Angel > Tommy Rich versus the Mongolian Stomper / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

APRIL 18, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CARROLLTON, GA – VFW FAIRGROUNDS (Hugh Butler – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Garrett defeated Mike Jackson > Snake Brown defeated Ken Timbs > The Mighty Yankee defeated Mike Davis > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Jim Duggan & Bobby Eaton

APRIL 18, 1982 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Prichard and Eddy Mansfield wrestled to a draw > Brad Armstrong defeated Ricky Harris > John Studd & the Super Destroyer defeated Jerry Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Kevin Sullivan versus Buzz Sawyer ruled a no contest > National Heavyweight Title Match: Leroy Brown defeated Ron Bass* by disqualification > Canadian Strap Match: Bob Armstrong, Tommy Rich & Dick Slater defeated Gary Hart, Roddy Piper & the Great Kabuki > Minnesota Loggers Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.