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Saturday, April 19, 2008


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Peach State Pandemonium featured Velvet Jones and Jason Cross this morning. Jones is an upcoming star to watch over the next few years, and Cross is returning from an injury that forced him out of the business for more than two years. Click here for the archive.

Great Championship Wrestling results from Phenix City, AL, on April 17: Attendance was somewhere between 275 and 300. The referees were Randy Ray, and Jeff and Scrappy McGowan. John Bogie and Scotty Beach defeated Orion Bishop and the Bruiser w/Wicked Nemesis, Princeton Gainey III, and Mr. Crowfish. Damien Steele defeated Randall Johnson. Jonathan Davis defeated Michael Cook. Sonny Siaki defeated Zero Tolerance w/Quentin Michaels. David Young, J-Rod, and Tex Monroe defeated Johnny Swinger and Hot Like Lava w/Quentin Michaels and Zero Tolerance. (Brian Slack)

Power Pro Wrestling will be at the Activity Center in Bremen, GA, located at 417 Pine Street, tonight. 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 NWA Anarchy card for tonight 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, tonight. 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)

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from the Royston, GA, Gym on April 18 drawing 200 fans, their largest crowd ever: B. J. Hancock beat Andrew Pendleton III via submission in 8:52; Jeremy Vain beat Don Matthews and Slim J and Seth Delay in a four-way elimination match to become the future number one contender for the Southern States Title (14:35); D.I.E. (Vincent Chambers & Devon Michaels) beat Chris King & Yoshi Hiroshima in 8:07; Dustin Powers beat Aaron Lee to win the North Georgia Title in 7:16; Azrael & Darkness (with Lloth) beat Friday Night Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells with Christy Turner) in a ladder match to retain the APW tag titles in 18:23; Billy Buck beat Chris Mayne (with Kevin Duncan) in 11:01; APW owner Jericho Stone beat “The Official” Jacob Ashworth in a strap match at 6:48; and J. T. Talent defeated Bo Newsom to retain the Southern States Title in a no time limit match (25:46). Click here for a full report. (Larry Goodman)

Independent Wrestling Network results from the Fishcrow Arena in Columbus, GA, on April 18: Attendance around 400. The referees were Steve Miller and Billy Tyne. Simon Sermon and Thomas Britain defeated El Loco, Jr., and Amien Rios. Ron Stalker defeated Josh Stone. Rob Adonis versus Jason Cross was declared a no contest when Britain and Sermon ran in. The Southside Trash defeated Buff Bagwell, Frankie Valentine, and Adrian Hawkins. Mr. Hughes defeated Mr. Columbus to retain the IWN Heavyweight championship. Chris Stevens defeated A.J. Steele. (Brian Slack)

United States Wrestling Organization results from April 18 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn: Attendance was 86. Justin Spade b Juicy JC Crowe; Steve O b Lee Cross; LT Falk NC Steven Green when Tim Renesto and Charming Charles ran out and attacked both; USWO Jr. Champion Damien Payne b Petey Wright; LT Falk b Tim Renesto by DQ when Charming Charles interfered; Michael Jablonski & New York Gangster b Quinton Quarisma & Jay Phoenix to win the USWO Tag Team Championship when Jablonski pinned Phoenix; and Chris Michaels b Mitch Ryder 2-1 in a 30:00+ Iron Man Match to win the held-up USWO Championship. Deciding fall came in a sudden death period when Michaels launched himself over the top onto Ryder. Both were down on the floor, but Michaels made it back in to beat the count and win the match. (Larry Goodman)

The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance is returning the Georgia College & State University Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, on April 26 for “Fools Rush In.” Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: Velvet Jones & Firewalker defend the GIWA Tag Team Title in a three-way against the Slaughter Pitt and the Axis of Evil; the Georgia Cowboy defends the GIWA Mid-State Heavyweight Title against Ron Stalker; Johnny Camo versus Prince Rhumma; Frankie Valentine & J-Rod versus K.I. Elite’s Mike Stratus & Jake Slater; and Preston Paradise versus A.J. Steele. (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.


Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Kage, Malik, and Billy Roc on its show on April 22 at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Ox Baker, who turns 74 today.

Today in Memoriam: Benjamin Roller (57, 1933), Ray Fabiani (83, 1973), and Masakazu Fukada (27, 2000)


APRIL 19, 1929 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Earl McGrory – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn defeated Frank Brunowicz at 35:00 > Paul Jones defeated Joe Hackenschmidt (2-0) at 43:00 and 2:00

APRIL 19, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones defeated Roy Lumpkin at 43:00 > Strangler Lewis defeated Pat O'Shocker at 55:00

APRIL 19, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Gorilla Tucker > Bill Collins versus Glenn Cowan > No TL Match: John Mauldin versus Pancho Villa / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 19, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Collins versus Young Londos > No DQ Match: John Mauldin versus Totem Pole Anderson > Tarzan Jordan versus King Kong Kashey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 19, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > King Kong Kashey defeated Young Londos > Jack McAdams versus Farmer Mack > Mike Cassidy versus Buck Lawson / Notes: Aside from the match between King Kong Kashey and Young Londos, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

APRIL 19, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Abe Zvonkin defeated Charlie Harben > Kay Bell defeated Ben Bennicasa > Nick Carter defeated Dick Lever > Buddy Rogers defeated Vic Emanuel > Al Massey & Ralph Garibaldi defeated Jack Hader & Ben Morgan / Notes: Tony Galento was the special referee for the match between Al Massey & Ralph Garibaldi and Jack Hader & Ben Morgan. The program for this card credits the following as staff members for the Atlanta office: Bert Prather (Publicity), Bill Hartman (Ticket Sales), Fat Elrod (Ring Announcer), Simon Davis (Timekeeper), and Dr. Samuel Green (Physician). It also features another ad for Stan Raymond’s “Sportscope” program airing on WATL AM radio, stating it covers “All the News from the World of Sports,” broadcasting Monday through Saturday at 6:30 PM. It was announced that NWA World Heavyweight Champion Bill Longson would be coming to Atlanta soon, and Paul Jones was leaning toward Nick Carter being his challenger.

APRIL 19, 1946 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (George Romanoff – Promoter) > Jack Singer versus the Monk > Joe Marsh & Jack Dillon versus Joe Bennicasa & Jack Wentworth / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 19, 1951 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Coulter defeated Dan O'Connor > Jack Curtis defeated the Golden Terror > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he was awarded the title on November 27, 1949.

APRIL 19, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lu Kimm defeated Wild Man Zimm > White Savage defeated Red McIntyre > Clyde Steeves defeated Dick Big Kettle > Don McIntyre defeated Don Big Kettle (2-0)

APRIL 19, 1955 (TUESDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – MOODY AIR FORCE BASE (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Jack Vansky & Penny Banner versus Steve Novak & Jo Mullineaux / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 19, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Bunyan versus Tug Wilson > Verne Gagne defeated Babe Zaharias > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Von Brawner defeated Red McIntyre* by disqualification / Notes: Paul Bunyan and Tug Wilson were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It is unclear as to whether McIntyre’s reign as Southern Heavyweight Champion ended since the last reference we show having him defending the title against Mark Lewin on February 22, 1957, in Marietta, and Kurt Von Brawner was billed as champion against McIntyre on April 10, 1957, in Augusta. The Marietta office may simply have been recognizing Von Brawner as its champion.

APRIL 19, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jolly Charlie defeated Tiny Evans > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell defeated Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy* by disqualification > Eastern Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Graham* versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest / Notes: Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy had been billed as Southern Tag Team Champions since March 14, 1961. Jerry Graham was billed as Eastern Heavyweight Champion upon his return.

APRIL 19, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Bell defeated Jack Armstrong > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Betty Garcia > Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & the Bat > World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL / No CO): Tarzan Tyler defeated Eddie Graham* to win title / Notes: The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964. Eddie Graham had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on February 1, 1963, in Atlanta. It was announced that Bill Dromo and Chris Averoff would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

APRIL 19, 1965 (MONDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento versus Dot Carter > Jerry Miller & Greg Peterson versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

APRIL 19, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong defeated Red Dugan > Enrique Torres defeated Jack Vansky > Cage Match: Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated the Infernos / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos.

APRIL 19, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez versus Corsica Jean > Jim Wilson defeated Chuck Adcox > Johnny Walker defeated Tank Morgan > The Rising Suns defeated Louie Tillet & Mr. Wrestling (1) > Avenger #3, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Hans Schmidt, El Mongol & the Big O (1) / Notes: Silento Rodriguez and Corsica Jean were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt, the Big O & El Mongol.

APRIL 19, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Grizzly Smith defeated Skandor Akbar > The Professional defeated Joe Turco > Bill Dromo & El Mongol defeated Paul DeMarco & Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

APRIL 19, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leon Ogle defeated the Zebra Kid > Jimmy Garvin defeated Mike Stallings > Jerry Brisco defeated Derrell Cochran > Jerry Lawler, Bobby Duncum, Bill Costello & Art Nelson defeated Bob Armstrong, Jerry Oates, Ricky Gibson & Tiger Conway, Jr. > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ron & Terry Garvin* defeated Robert Fuller & Earl Maynard > Battle Royal: Jerry Brisco (Winner) / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $1,500.

APRIL 19, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy defeated Man Mountain Blackwell at 7:00 > Larry Zbyszko and Billy Raven wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Don Greene defeated Ricky Gibson > Jerry Lawler defeated Robert Fuller at 15:00 > Toru Tanaka versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka. Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

APRIL 19, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Von Steiger defeated Roy Lee Welch > Greg Valentine defeated Bob Backlund > The Red Devils defeated Rick Martel & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Moondog Mayne > Mark Lewin versus the Spoiler ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

APRIL 19, 1977 (TUESDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Abdul Zataar > Richard Blood defeated Bill Howard > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Black Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Jones* defeated Dick Slater

APRIL 19, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jacques Goulet versus Pez Whatley > Adrian Adonis & Raymond Rougeau versus Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt > AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* versus Tommy Rich > Stan Hansen & Lars Anderson versus Rocky Johnson & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Dusty Rhodes versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher, Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

APRIL 19, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong versus the Masked Superstar > Dusty Rhodes versus Ivan Koloff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mr. Wrestling #1 was also advertised.

APRIL 19, 1981 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Valentine defeated Robert Gibson > National Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts* by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Mongolian Stomper > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

APRIL 19, 1982 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Prichard defeated Chick Donovan > Brad Armstrong defeated Ricky Harris > John Studd & the Super Destroyer defeated Brad Armstrong & Leroy Brown > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Buzz Sawyer > National Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Ron Bass* to win title