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Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


World Wrestling Entertainment will be in Greensboro, NC, tonight for the live ECW/SmackDown broadcast and tapings at the Greensboro Coliseum with action starting at 7:00 PM. (Rich Tate)

Florida Championship Wrestling returns to the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight. Bell time is 8:30, with a $7 admission. Advertised: Jake Hager defends the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title against Afa; the Puerto Rican Nightmares defend the FCW Florida Tag Team Title against Brad Allen & Nic Nemeth; and T.J. Wilson versus Ted DiBiase, Jr. (Rich Tate)

UXW Pro Wrestling will be at the Central Florida Fair with free shows tonight and tomorrow. Both days will feature events beginning at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Call (813) 960-8412 for more info. Advertised to appear: Jake Roberts, Steve Corino, Big Vito, Norman Smiley, Manny Fernandez, the Heartbreak Express, Ray Beez, the Masked Maniac, Jon Davis, Bruce Santee, Vordell Walker, Chris Jones, Craig Classic, Mike Tobin, Lou Cypher, Ken Kendrick, Greatness, Flex, Shannon Rose, Ralphus, and Amy Vitale. (Rich Tate)

Georgia Wrestling Promotions owner Roger Cantrell provided the card for their upcoming show in Woodstock, GA, direct from his bed at Northside Cherokee Hospital. Cantrell has been hospitalized for 42 days. He was admitted for cellulitis related to his diabetes, contracted pneumonia while he was there, and then was diagnosed with kidney failure. He's now on dialysis. When Cantrell goes home, he will need to be in a wheelchair and on oxygen. The above not withstanding, Cantrell said the April 27 show at the Hot Wheels Skate Center is on. Note that the bell time has moved up to 7:30pm. The card is not complete. Matches being advertised at this time include a 20 man Battle Royal with the final two to meet to determine the new GWP Champion on June 1 (The title was vacated by Shaun Tempers), Masked Superstar vs. ?,  Murder One vs. Jamar Acid, Jesse Wade & Tommy Rich vs. Flatliner & Locomotive, Diamond Icee vs. Brandy Scotch Baker, Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shawn Banks) vs. Steve Lawler & Terry Lawler is the main event. Buff Bagwell and the Gangsta Nation are also booked. Tickets are $10. Children 5 and under admitted free. For further information call 770-296-5290. The June 1 show has Buff vs. Raven. GWP also has a show scheduled for May 15 at the Woodstock Rec Center. (Larry Goodman)

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 tonight at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Shatter will be at the Smackdown taping tonight in Greensboro, NC. (Larry Goodman)

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Omar Atlas, who turns 70 today.

Today in Memoriam: Chief Big Heart (66, 1993) and Jackie Nichols (92, 2003)


APRIL 22, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Ellis versus Totem Pole Anderson ended in a double disqualification > Ripper Reeves defeated King Kong Kashey by disqualification > Tony Marconi defeated Tarzan Jordan / Notes: It was reported that 2,500 were in attendance for this card.

APRIL 22, 1935 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Jack Browning – Promoter) > Jack Ross defeated Mayes McLain > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Pat Newman defeated Dobie Osborne* to win title / Notes: Dobie Osborne had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he defeated Pat Newman on April 1, 1935, in Augusta.

APRIL 22, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Speer defeated Jack Warner > Pete Schuh defeated Karl Davis by disqualification > Orville Brown and Danno O’Mahoney wrestled to a draw at 90:00 / Notes: Jack Warner substituted for Jack Morgan in the match with Frank Speer. Charles Rentrop was the special referee for the match between Orville Brown and Danno O’Mahoney. This would turn out to be the final card promoted by Henry Weber, who died suddenly on April 25, 1936.

APRIL 22, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Tom Jenkins versus Bearcat Jones > Bill Middlekauff versus Bruce Nolan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 22, 1948 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Bill Aiken – Promoter) > Women’s Match: Dorothy Stanton versus Mattie Bell > Natie Brown versus Chief Indio Cherokee > Iron Man Talun versus Mile High Ross / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 22, 1958 (TUESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Brawner versus Billy Red Lyons > Angelo Martinelli versus the Mighty Yankee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 22, 1960 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Mickey Blassie > Big Humphrey versus Krusher Larson > Paul Anderson & Bill Dromo versus Eric Pederson & Mickey Blassie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 22, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Bob Armstrong > Dick Steinborn defeated Jack Vansky > Enrique Torres defeated Bad Boy Hines > Women’s Tag Team Match: Bette Boucher & Toni Rose versus Linda Carroll & Donna Christianello > Louie Tillet defeated Billy Hines > The Mysterious Medics versus the Infernos ruled a no contest / Notes: Enrique Torres was still billed as being the Pacific Coast Heavyweight Champion. Bette Boucher & Toni Rose and Linda Carroll & Donna Christianello were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Charlie Harben was the special referee for the women’s match. Mario Galento was the special referee for the match between the Mysterious Medics versus the Infernos. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. The program we have for this card reported that the NWA fined Saul Weingeroff, Eric & Karl Von Brauner $1,000 for stealing the World Tag Team Title belts, as well as put them on suspension from wrestling in Georgia. The Mysterious Medics had been the reigning champions since they defeated the Von Brauners on March 25, 1966, in Atlanta. Charlie Harben and Leo Garibaldi were credited as being referees on this card. It was announced that Jack Pesek, Alberto Torres, and the Scufflin’ Hillbillies would be wrestling on the card on April 29, 1966.

APRIL 22, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Enrique Torres defeated Gene Anderson > Ike Eakins defeated Corsica Jean > Mr. Wrestling defeated Oki Shikina > Buddy Fuller defeated Tom Bradley / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

APRIL 22, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco and Corsica Jean wrestled to a draw > Midget Match: Willie Wilson defeated Little Bruiser > Bill Dromo defeated Skandor Akbar > Dale Lewis versus El Mongol ruled a no contest
APRIL 22, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Assassin #2 defeated Jerry Oates > Rocket Monroe defeated Mike Burns / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim.

APRIL 22, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated the Zebra Kid > Art Nelson defeated Tiger Conway, Jr. > Bobby Duncum and Jerry Oates wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong, Robert Fuller & Earl Maynard defeated Ron, Terry & Jimmy Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

APRIL 22, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy versus Lorenzo Parente > Women’s Tag Team Match: Susan Green & Sheila Shepard versus Paula Kaye & Peggy Patterson > Jerry Brisco versus Dudley Clements > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Rock Hunter & Assassin #2* versus Ricky Gibson & Tommy Gilbert > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Toru Tanaka* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka.

APRIL 22, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated the Sheik; Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson by disqualification; Dick Slater defeated Dusty Rhodes; Paul Jones defeated the Assassin; Lars Anderson defeated Mr. Wrestling #1; Bill Watts defeated Gene Anderson; Slater defeated Wrestling #2 by disqualification; Anderson defeated Jones; Watts defeated Wahoo McDaniel; Patterson defeated Slater; Anderson defeated Watts; Patterson defeated Anderson to win Cadillac

APRIL 22, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich defeated Bill Irwin > Rocky Johnson defeated Ken Dillinger > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated John Ruggers & Pierre Lefebvre > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Steve Muslin > Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt defeated Raymond Rougeau & Steve Regal / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

APRIL 22, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Masked Superstar defeated Mike Stallings > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Carl Fergie > Ivan Koloff defeated Rufus R. Jones > Ted Oates and Genichiro Tenryu wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong defeated Ole Anderson > Bobby Heenan defeated Bob Armstrong > Thirteen-Man Battle Royal: King Kong Mosca (Winner) Ole Anderson, Bob Armstrong, Carl Fergie, Rufus R. Jones, Ivan Koloff, Wahoo McDaniel, Ted Oates, Tommy Rich, Mike Stallings, the Masked Superstar, Genichiro Tenryu and Mr. Wrestling #1 also participated / Notes: King Kong Mosca eliminated Wahoo McDaniel to win the 13 man battle royal, but promoter Fred Ward held up the $1,000 purse pending a ruling regarding the possible use of a foreign object by Mosca. A rematch was eventually made for April 29, 1979, whereas Mosca would only win the money if he also won the Macon Heavyweight Title from Wahoo McDaniel.

APRIL 22, 1980 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Sweetan and Eddie Gilbert wrestled to a draw > Mike Sharpe defeated Genichiro Tenryu > Jay Strongbow defeated Rocket Monroe > Tommy Rich defeated the French Angel > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Austin Idol / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

APRIL 22, 1984 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers defeated Bob Roop > Tim Horner & Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Les Thornton & Rocky Jones > Jake Roberts defeated Brad Armstrong > NWA World Television Title Match: Ron Garvin* versus Jake Roberts > King Kong Bundy & the Masked Superstar defeated the Road Warriors > Lights Out Match: King Kong Bundy defeated Paul Ellering / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and the Road Warriors.

APRIL 22, 1984 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Sam Houston defeated Ali Bey > Barry Hart defeated Gene Ligon > Gary Royal defeated Gary Quartenelli > Johnny Weaver & Brian Adidas defeated Don Kernodle & the Great Kabuki > Assassin #1 defeated Angelo Mosca, Sr. > Cage Match: Jimmy Valiant defeated Paul Jones > Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.