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Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


In another odd twist as it pertains to Georgia Wrestling Promotions, Loco Motive contacted GWH to note he had not only not agreed to appear on the April 27 GWP event in Woodstock, GA, but has not even been contacted. He learned of his being advertised on the card by reading about it at GWH. This is the same way several wrestlers who had been booked on the Night of Legends event for GWP, including Dennis Condrey and Brad Armstrong, had discovered that event had been cancelled. (Rich Tate)

UXW Pro Wrestling will be at the Central Florida Fair with a free show tonight, featuring 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)

The Independent Wrestling Network will be back at the Fishcrow Arena in Columbus, GA, on April 25. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: Vordell Walker versus Bulldog Raines; Jason Cross & Rob Adonis versus Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain; A.J. Steele versus Colt Derringer; Frankie Valentine versus Jake Slater; Ash versus Prince Rhumma; and Ron Stalker & Josh Stone versus the Southside Trash. (Rich Tate)

Ultimate Championship Wrestling will be in Shady Hills, FL, on April 26 at VFW Post 8681. Bell time will be 7:00 PM. The doors open at 6:00. Advertised: Steve Madison versus Scott Davis in a two-of-three falls main event; Nike Sullivan & Buck Quartermaine versus Ricky Romeo & Jumbo Barretta; Travis Funk versus Ray Beez; Eddie Taurus versus Chris Culo; and another match TBA. Admission is $10, and children under 12 are admitted for $5. Call (813) 377-2590 for more info. (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.


In Your Head will feature Dean Visk, a/k/a Dean Jablonski, on its show tonight at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

K&S Wrestlefest has released a DVD shot this past weekend during a signing event, featuring Al Snow and Luke Williams. Shot in a roundtable format, the disk is hosted by K&S’ Kenneth Pulvidente and Steve Johnson, author of several wrestling books. Clocking in a two hours, the DVD can be ordered through the K&S website. For more information, you can call (516) 473-4944. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Tony Atlas (64) and John Cena (31).


APRIL 23, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Bull Schmidt defeated Harry Nixon > Gus Pappas defeated Chippewa Charlie > Fred Lassiter defeated Frank Remille

APRIL 23, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LOEW’S GRAND THEATRE (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Graham defeated Stan Mayslack > Ivan Evkovich defeated Jack Warner > Lou Thesz defeated Bill Lee by disqualification

APRIL 23, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus Mike Cassidy > Buck Lawson versus King Kong Kashey > Jack McAdams versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 23, 1940 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Hanley defeated Tiny Morgan > Jack Kennedy defeated Gordon McKenzie > Dorv Roche defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 3,000 were in attendance for this card. Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the match between Dorv Roche and Cowboy Luttrall.

APRIL 23, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Black Panther defeated Ronnie Etchison > Rudy Strongberg defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated George Pavich / Notes: Rudy Strongberg substituted for Ralph Garibaldi in the match with Cowboy Luttrall. John Mauldin was credited as being a referee on this card.

APRIL 23, 1946 (TUESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Boxer versus Wrestler Match: Jack Singer defeated Tommy Todd by disqualification > Jack Wentworth defeated the Monk > Joe Marsh defeated John Cretoria

APRIL 23, 1955 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Hard Boiled Haggerty defeated Johnny Harmon > Johnny Harmon & Red McIntyre defeated Dizzy Davis & Hard Boiled Haggerty > Women’s World Title Match: June Byers* defeated Penny Banner > Jerry Graham defeated Andre Drapp / Notes: June Byers had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Mildred Burke on August 20, 1954, in Atlanta.

APRIL 23, 1956 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jackie Nichols and Lou Plummer wrestled to a draw > Chief Big Heart defeated Dick Raines by disqualification > Rocky Columbo defeated Jack O’Brien > Rocky Columbo & Argentina Rocca defeated Jerry Graham & 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 23, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Cooper & Andre Drapp versus Ivan Zukoff & Ali Bey > Eddie Graham versus the Canadian Angel > Dick Steinborn & Ray Villmer versus Jim Wright & Lenny Montana / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were two referees for the match between Dick Steinborn & Ray Villmer and Jim Wright & Lenny Montana.

APRIL 23, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Averoff defeated Jack Armstrong > Dick Steinborn defeated George Bell > International Tag Team Title Match: Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler* defeated Choo-Choo Lynn & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since April 9, 1963.

APRIL 23, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Nero and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Oki Shikina and Avenger #3 wrestled to a draw > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Rising Suns / Notes: There were two referees for the match between Enrique & Alberto Torres and the Rising Suns.

APRIL 23, 1970 (THURSDAY) – COCHRAN, GA – COCHRAN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Toni Rose versus Vicky Williams > Jim Wilson & Ramon Torres versus Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Alberto Torres versus Paul DeMarco / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 23, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Guillotine Gordon defeated Jerry Oates > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Ann Casey > Bob Armstrong & Jim Wilson defeated Michel Dubois & Fidel Castillo by disqualification > Dick Steinborn and Luke Graham wrestled to a draw > The Assassins defeated Bill Dromo & Klondike Bill > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol* versus Buddy Colt ruled a no contest / 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. The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card. It was announced that Doug Gilbert and Jose Lothario would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. The Fabulous Moolah participated in an autograph session for fans.

APRIL 23, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD FAIRGROUNDS (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Angelo Poffo and Ted Oates wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Lanny Poffo defeated Wayne Cowan > The Royal Kangaroos defeated Charlie Cook & Jim Wilson > Assassin #2 & El Mongol versus Crusher Verdu & the Mighty Yankee ruled a no contest > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated the Missouri Mauler > Ox Baker defeated Ron Pritchard / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu, the Mighty Yankee, and the Missouri Mauler.

APRIL 23, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated the Zebra Kid > Jerry Oates defeated Bill Costello > Jerry Brisco defeated Jerry Lawler > Women’s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Paula Kaye > No TL Match: Robert Fuller & Earl Maynard defeated Ron & Terry Garvin by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* defeated Bob Armstrong / Notes: Paula Kaye substituted for Peggy Patterson in the match with Joyce Grable. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

APRIL 23, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles and Skip Young wrestled to a draw > Rick Martel defeated Les Thornton > The Red Devils defeated Ted & Jerry Oates > Bob Armstrong, Dick Slater & Mark Lewin defeated Greg Valentine, Stan Stasiak & Moondog Mayne > Ox Baker defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Thunderbolt Patterson versus the Sheik ended in a double disqualification > Texas Bullrope Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler and the Sheik.

APRIL 23, 1978 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Mr. Saito defeated Frank Monte > Richard Blood defeated Hartford Love > Ted Oates defeated Scott Irwin > Tony Atlas defeated Jerry Blackwell > Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title Match: Ricky Steamboat & Paul Jones* defeated Ken Patera & Blackjack Mulligan

APRIL 23, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Genichiro Tenryu defeated Carl Fergie > Ron Bass defeated Bill Dromo > King Kong Mosca defeated Bob Armstrong > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Norvel Austin & Rufus R. Jones defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* by disqualification > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Wahoo McDaniel / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ron Bass and King Kong Mosca.

APRIL 23, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gilbert and Charlie Fulton wrestled to a draw > Mike Sharpe defeated Genichiro Tenryu > Lars Anderson defeated the French Angel > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Austin Idol > Baron Von Raschke defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.