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Friday, April 25, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Peach State Pandemonium will feature a look at the state of wrestling on April 26 at 11:00 AM ET. Feel free to call in at (347) 324-5735. Guests will include Irvin Muchnick and Greg Oliver. Crimson Mask will handle co-hosting duties, and Tim Dix will provide additional commentary. The theme will focus on the affects the Benoit tragedy has had, as well as what Ric Flair’s retirement means to the current and future state of the business. (Rich Tate)

The Independent Wrestling Network will be back at the Fishcrow Arena in Columbus, GA, tonight. 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)

Great Championship Wrestling results from Phenix City, AL, on April 24: Randall Johnson & Michael Cook beat Jay Fury & Jonathan Davis in 12:33 when Johnson pinned Fury John Bogie beat Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis) in 6:57 The Bruiser (with Princeton Charles Gainey III & The Masked Intern) beat Damien Steele in 7:02 Scotty Beach beat Orion Bishop (with Wicked Nemesis) in 10:14 and David Young Alliance (David Young & J-Rod & Tex Monroe & Sonny Siaki with GCW Owner Diane Hewes) beat Michaels Incorporated (Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance & Cru Jones & Shaun Banks with Quentin Michaels Esq.) in the War Games when Young made Swinger submit at 23:33. Click here for a full report. (Rich Tate)

Ultimate Christian Wrestling results from Crawford County Middle School in Roberta, GA, on April 24: Rob Adonis won the UCW Ultimate Rumble when he defeated Colt Derringer at 12:55; Jeremy Vain & J.T. Talent over Jay Clinton & Kyle Matthews at 17:20; Billy Jack over Brian Lawler at 15:18 in a bullrope match; and Sal Rinauro over Dustin Powers at 21:12 to retain the UCW Heavyweight Title, with Matthews as special referee. It was reported 400 were in attendance. (Rich Tate)

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling results from the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton, GA, on April 24: the main event featuring Steve Lawler & Iceberg versus Bulldog Raines & the Nightmare ended in a double countout; Frankie Valentine won the new SECW Junior Heavyweight Title in an elimination match featuring Amien Rios, El Mexicano, Chip Day, Billy Love, Chris Lightning, Josh Stone, and Chris Ganzer; Mr. Hughes over Pretty Boy Floyd by disqualification; the Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon) over Billy Love & Chick Donovan by disqualification; Amien Rios & El Mexicano over Chip Day & the Patriot; and Frankie Valentine over Josh Stone. No attendance was reported. Shannon Dumas and Spanky Emerson were referees. (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.


Ringside Photos has several pictures loaded from the April 19 NWA Anarchy event in Cornelia, GA. (Rich Tate)

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

Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature King Kong Dowling, Cloudy, and Josh Abercrombie on its show on April 29 at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Today in Memoriam: Tom Renesto (72, 2000)


APRIL 25, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Pat O’Brien versus Lloyd Brown > Glenn Cowan versus Red Dugan > Jack McAdams versus Bill Crussell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 25, 1933 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (W.K. Carswell – Promoter) > Pete Zbyszko defeated Jackie Reynolds > Jim Barrett defeated Sam Rubenstein (2-0) > Jack Ross defeated Yusef Hussane

APRIL 25, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sol Slagle defeated Joe Cox (2-1) > Gino Garibaldi and Dick Shikat wrestled to a draw

APRIL 25, 1935 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Paul Robinson – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus John Ellis > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson > Bill Collins versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 25, 1936 (SATURDAY) Notes: Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber died from heart trouble at 49 years old, after being ill for several months. During the time he was ill, former Georgia Tech football star Frank Speer helped to run the promotion, while continuing to wrestle.

APRIL 25, 1939 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Whitey Hewitt and Young Stecher wrestled to a draw > Alf Johnson defeated Bill Middlekauff > Dorv Roche defeated Henry Piers

APRIL 25, 1945 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Tarzan White and the Black Monster wrestled to a draw > Jack Dillon defeated Cowboy Luttrall > Babe Zaharias defeated Otto Schnabel

APRIL 25, 1955 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Novak & Red McIntyre versus Carlos Rodriguez & Ivan Petroff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

APRIL 25, 1958 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ronnie Etchison defeated Al Galento > Don Lee defeated Billy Red Lyons > International Tag Team Title Match: Angelo Martinelli & Rocky Columbo defeated Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner* to win title > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre defeated the Mighty Yankee* to win title / Notes: Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner had been the reigning International Tag Team Champions since they defeated Don Lee & the Mighty Yankee on April 18, 1958, in Atlanta. The Mighty Yankee had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ray Gunkel on January 10, 1958, in Atlanta. Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Don McIntyre and the Yankee.

APRIL 25, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham defeated Chief Little Eagle by disqualification

APRIL 25, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andre Drapp defeated Ali Bey > The Canadian Angel defeated Charley Laye at 5:00 > Dick Steinborn defeated Ivan Zukoff > Eddie Graham & Ray Villmer defeated Lenny Montana & the Canadian Angel by disqualification

APRIL 25, 1964 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Stasiak versus Bob Eisenburg > Johnny Heidman versus Buddy Fuller > Joe Scarpa & Tex Riley versus Kurt & Karl Von Brauner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.

APRIL 25, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ike Eakins defeated Tom Bradley > Jack Armstrong defeated Bozo Brown > Dennis Hall defeated El Mongol > Boxing Match: Billy Hines defeated Jack Crawford by KO in second round / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

APRIL 25, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skandor Akbar defeated Silento Rodriguez > Midget Match: Little Bruiser defeated Willie Wilson > The Kentuckians defeated Los Toros > Paul DeMarco defeated Dennis Hall > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and El Mongol & the Professional wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Louie Tillet & El Mongol to win a tournament final on April 4, 1969, in Atlanta.

APRIL 25, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Challenger defeated Oki Shikina > Alberto Torres defeated Professor Kimura by disqualification > Nick Bockwinkel defeated El Medico / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

APRIL 25, 1972 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Sullivan and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Koa Tiki defeated Buddy Colt > Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe* to win title / Notes: Rocket & Flash Monroe had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong on January 25, 1972, in Macon.

APRIL 25, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson defeated Lorenzo Parente at 11:30 > Roger Kirby and Don Muraco wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Chris Taylor defeated Don Greene at 4:00 > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Don Kent & Dudley Clements > Harley Race defeated Ray Candy > Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson and Jerry Lawler & Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw > Bruno Sammartino defeated Toru Tanaka > Andre the Giant defeated Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2, Toru Tanaka, and Abdullah the Butcher. Mr. Wrestling #2 joined Bruno Sammartino at ringside during his match with Tanaka. Ron West and Bobby Simmons were credited as being referees for this card.

APRIL 25, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton defeated Randy Alls > Don Kernodle defeated Randy Savage > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Roberto Soto & Thunderbolt Patterson > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Jones defeated Harley Race* by disqualification

APRIL 25, 1978 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis versus the Invader > Raymond Rougeau & Steve Regal versus Wolfgang & Helmut Schmid > 1,000 Silver Dollar Match: Lars Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* versus Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Television Title Match: Ole Anderson* versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher, Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

APRIL 25, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carl Fergie versus Genichiro Tenryu > Rick Oliver versus Norvel Austin > Mike Stallings versus King Kong Mosca > Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #1 versus Ivan Koloff & Blackjack Lanza > Georgia Television Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Bob Armstrong defeated Ole Anderson* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Wahoo McDaniel / Notes: Aside from the match between Bob Armstrong and Ole Anderson, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.

APRIL 25, 1980 (FRIDAY) – DALTON, GA – FORT HILL SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Strongbow versus Genichiro Tenryu > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas versus Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

APRIL 25, 1982 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Super Destroyer defeated Tom Prichard > Kevin Sullivan defeated Buzz Sawyer > Bob Armstrong defeated the Great Kabuki > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Tommy Rich & Leroy Brown > Dick Slater defeated Roddy Piper by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.

APRIL 25, 1983 (MONDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH – RICHFIELD CONVENTION CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering and Ron Garvin wrestled to a draw > Destruction, Inc., defeated Brian Blair & Brett Wayne > Larry Zbyszko defeated Tito Santana > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik > Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson > Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik and Destruction, Inc.

APRIL 25, 1984 (WEDNESDAY) – CANTON, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers defeated Dale Veasey > Brad Armstrong defeated Bob Roop > Tim Horner defeated Les Thornton > Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Jake Roberts > The Masked Superstar defeated the Spoiler > Ron Garvin & King Kong Bundy defeated the Road Warriors by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.