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Sunday, April 20, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


NWA Anarchy results from the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on April 19: Chad Parham beat Bo Newsom in 4:28. New Wave (Derrick Driver & Stephen Walters) beat Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III) in 6:05 when Driver pinned Talent. T. K. Kross beat Melissa Coates (with Brodie Chase) in 3:42 to distraction by Don Matthews. Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) beat Devil’s Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) via DQ in 8:02. Rejects retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles. Nemesis (with Jay Fury) beat Slim J (with Shadow Jackson) in 4:59. Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) beat Adrian Hawkins & Chip Day in 7:23. The Technicians (Todd Sexton & Bob E & Tyler Smith) beat Jay Clinton & Yoshi Hiroshima & Jon Davis in 4:15. Mikal Judas beat Mr. Adonis via DQ in 5:13 when Jeremy Vain interfered. Hayden Young beat Consequences Creed and Jeff Lewis in a triple threat match to determine the number one contender for the NWA Anarchy Television Title (9:11). Shatter (with Jeff G. Bailey) beat Iceberg (with The Reverend) via DQ in 8:20 when Devil’s Rejects interfered. Iceberg retains the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title. Click here for a full report. (Larry Goodman)

Championship Wrestling Overload results from the Barn in Tennille, GA, on April 19: Jamie Hall over Scotty Bullwinkle and Blade Walker in a three-way; J.T. Crews & the Freak over Damien Dread & Judas; Iron Bear over T.W. James to retain the CWO Southern States Heavyweight Title; Shawn Hunter & Will Allen over Flatline & Leatherface; Bobby Joiner over Loco Motive to win the vacant CWO National Heavyweight Title; and Damien & the Cowboy over the New Generation to retain the CWO Tag Team Title. A crowd of 70 was reported. It was claimed posters advertising the show had been removed by a rival promotion, making the attendance less than expected. (Rich Tate)

United Championship Wrestling results from Knoxville, TN, on April 19: Billy Marshall & Moondog Carter over Billy Merrick & J-Mac; the Death Row Inmates over the Platinum Kings, 2-1; Trooper T over the Rip to retain the UCW TV Title; Shane Williams over Keith Knox to retain the UCW Heavyweight Title; and Jeff Anderson over John Justice in a Tennessee chain match. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)

World Wrestling Entertainment’s Backlash PPV broadcasts live one week from tonight from 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. Advertised: Undertaker defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Edge; Randy Orton defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against John Cena, JBL, and Triple H in a four-way; Big Show versus the Great Khali; MVP defends the US Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy; Kane defends the ECW Heavyweight Title against Chavo Guerrero; and Shawn Michaels versus Batista. (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.


Today in Memoriam: Joe Malcewicz (65, 1962), Alex Medina (36, 1973), Jimmy Lennon, Sr. (79, 1992), and Rick Rude (41, 1999)


APRIL 20, 1928 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LOEW’S GRAND THEATRE (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Stasiak defeated Jack McGuire (2-0) > Pete Sauer and Joe Zigmund wrestled to a draw at 60:00

APRIL 20, 1932 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – SUNNYDALE ARENA (C.S. Lippard – Promoter) > Jackie Nichols versus Cyclone Reynolds > Jack Ross versus Archie Parker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a battle royal advertised for this card.

APRIL 20, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ALMOND PARK ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Hugh Winn versus Paul Burns > Oscar Williamson versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a six-round boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

APRIL 20, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Gorilla Tucker > Frank Remille versus Whitey Patterson > Fred Lassiter versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 20, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Thesz defeated Dorv Roche by disqualification > Jim Wright defeated Dobie Osborne > Ernest Kelly defeated Ray Villmer

APRIL 20, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Karl Zbyszko > Joe Blackie versus Bad Boy Brown > Mike Cassidy & Red Dugan versus Young Londos & Young Gotch / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 20, 1939 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Bob Cowart defeated Red Dugan at 20:00 > Jim Spanos defeated John Dameron (2-0) > George Romanoff defeated Jack Miller (2-1)

APRIL 20, 1949 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward defeated Jack Coulter > Joe Estes & Honey Boy Hannigan defeated Bob Shipp & Red Dugan

APRIL 20, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Curtis defeated Lou Plummer by disqualification > Dan O’Connor defeated Benny Becker > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Danny Plechas / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he was awarded the title on November 27, 1949.

APRIL 20, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dan O'Connor defeated Mike Paidousis > Tex Riley defeated Jack Steele > Carlos Guzman defeated Aldo Bogni > Don McIntyre defeated Henry Harrell by disqualification

APRIL 20, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Lou Plummer > Rocky Columbo defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification > Dick Raines & Lou Plummer defeated Tim Geohagen & Chief Big Heart > Argentina Rocca defeated Jack O’Brien / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.

APRIL 20, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Acosta & Don McClarty versus Mickey Blassie & Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 20, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Bad Boy Hines at 13:00 > Vince Bryant defeated the Brute > Paul Anderson defeated Serge Malkoff / Notes: The Brute substituted for Eric Pederson in the match with Vince Bryant.

APRIL 20, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Villmer defeated Ali Bey > Jim Wright and Andre Drapp wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Bob Ellis defeated Lenny Montana & the Canadian Angel > Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn defeated Tojo Yamamoto & Taro Myaki / Notes: In the program we have for this card, it is the first to announce Don McIntyre taking over as promoter out of the Atlanta office. Paul Jones made a final appearance in his regular column, stating that he was retiring so he and his wife could spend more time together. It has widely been reported that he had really stepped back his efforts and allowed McIntyre, Ray Gunkel, and Freddie Blassie handle the promotional and booking chores that he had long been credited for to this point. At our best estimation, the passing of the torch actually began around 1955 or 1956. He reportedly sold most of his shares in the promotion to McIntyre around this time. Andre Drapp participated in an autograph session for fans.

APRIL 20, 1964 (MONDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Bruce versus Chief Big Heart > Johnny Heidman & Juan Sebastian versus the Bavarian Boys > Joe McCarthy versus Ron Reed / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

APRIL 20, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Jumbo defeated Stan Stasiak > Joe Scarpa defeated George Harris by disqualification > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & Don Carson / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.

APRIL 20, 1965 (TUESDAY) – THOMASVILLE, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frankie Cain versus Billy Hines > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento versus the Fabulous Moolah > Mario Galento versus Greg Peterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

APRIL 20, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Avenger #3 defeated the Turk > The Big O (1) defeated Johnny Walker > Jim Wilson & Alberto Torres defeated Hans Schmidt & El Mongol by disqualification / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt, the Big O & El Mongol.

APRIL 20, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Griffin defeated Michel Dubois at 10:37 > Jerry Oates and Fidel Castillo wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Bob Armstrong defeated Luke Graham > Dick Steinborn & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Billy Spears & Krusher Karlson at 17:05 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol* defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification / Notes: El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel in a tournament final on February 5, 1971, in Atlanta. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

APRIL 20, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Brisco defeated Tiger Conway, Jr. > Earl Maynard defeated Bill Costello > Mike Stallings and Jimmy Garvin wrestled to a draw > Jerry Oates & Robert Fuller defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > Jerry Brisco, Bobby Duncum, Bill Costello & Art Nelson defeated Derrell Cochran, Earl Maynard, Bob Armstrong & Tiger Conway, Jr. / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

APRIL 20, 1979 (FRIDAY) – McDONOUGH, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Dusek defeated Chick Donovan > Mike Stallings defeated Rick Oliver > King Kong Mosca defeated Bill Dromo > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff by disqualification

APRIL 20, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gilbert defeated Jim Nelson > The French Angel defeated Gerald Finley > Bob Sweetan defeated Chick Donovan > Mike Sharpe & Lars Anderson defeated Charlie Fulton & Genichiro Tenryu > Ernie Ladd versus Jay Strongbow ruled a no contest > Dusty Rhodes defeated Leroy Brown > Tommy Rich versus Austin Idol ruled a no contest > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Baron Von Raschke > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff > Baron Von Raschke defeated Tommy Rich / Notes: It was reported that 8,500 were in attendance for this card. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

APRIL 20, 1984 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Dale Veasey > The Spoiler defeated Tommy Rogers > The Road Warriors defeated Tim Horner & King Kong Bundy > Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Les Thornton > Strap Match: Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts > Hair versus Mask Match: Jimmy Valiant defeated Assassin #2 / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.