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World Wrestling Entertainment’s Backlash PPV broadcasts live 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; Big Show versus the Great Khali; MVP defends the US Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy; Kane defends the ECW Heavyweight Title against Chavo Guerrero; Shawn Michaels versus Batista; and an twelve-woman tag match featuring Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Maria, Ashley & Cherry versus Beth Phoenix, Natalya, Melina, Jillian, Layla & Victoria. (Rich Tate)
Georgia Wrestling Promotions will be in Woodstock, GA, tonight at the Hot Wheels Skate Center. Note that bell time has moved up to 7:30pm. Matches being advertised 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. (Larry Goodman)
United Championship Wrestling results from Maryville, TN, on April 26: Shane Williams over Sigmon; Scotty Atomic over Moondog Chester; Chris Sullivan over Matt Mayhem; Trooper T over the Rip to retain the UCW TV Title; Jeff Anderson over Keith Knox; and Edward Idol over Shane Williams to win the UCW Heavyweight Title. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)
Here are the results of Friday night's United States Wrestling Organization show in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn from Jimmie Daniel. Attendance was 83. Juicy JC Crowe beat Shawn Hoodrich, Justin Spade over Lee Cross (w/The Diva Lisa Fayzon), Shane Smalls beat Petey Wright, USWO Jr. Champion Damien Payne beat L.T. Falk & Steven Green by DQ when ref Mark Owen spotted Falk hitting Payne with the title belt, USWO Champion Chris Michaels b Tim Renesto (w/Charming Charles), and USWO Tag Team Champions Michael Jablonski & New York Gangster b Quinton Quarisma & Jay Phoenix by DQ after Quarisma splashed ref Mark Owen (and if you've never seen Quarisma, that's a big splash) as he was making a count. (Larry Goodman)
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APRIL 27, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – GEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus John Mauldin > Fred Lassiter versus Bull Schmidt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Whitey Patterson defeated Dick Jones > Fred Lassiter and Gus Pappas wrestled to a draw > Eddie Elzea defeated Hugh Winn / Notes: It was reported that 2,500 were in attendance for this card. This was the opening night for the new Key Arena, located at Fair Street and Delta Place. Hugh Winn was injured in his match against Eddie Elzea and spent several days in the hospital recovering.
APRIL 27, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Ted Sarris versus Gus Pappas / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The match between Ted Sarris and Gus Pappas was presented during an amateur wrestling card between Boys High School and Tech High School.
APRIL 27, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Frank Remille versus Bob Anderson > Red Dugan versus Young Londos > Bill Collins versus Ted Sarris / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson defeated Mex McClain by disqualification > Sammy Miller defeated Joe Woods > Carl Schobel defeated King Kong Kashey > Eddie Elzea defeated Don Rainey
APRIL 27, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Everett Marshall defeated Jim Wright by countout > Frank Speer and Dorv Roche wrestled to a draw > Henry Piers defeated Ernest Kelly
APRIL 27, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bad Boy Brown versus Young Gotch > John Mauldin versus Young Londos > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.
APRIL 27, 1942 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Pete Brown – Promoter) > Stanley Pinto versus Hans Westergard > Jack Ross versus Chief Saunooke > Abe Yourist versus Cowboy Luttrall / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon defeated George Romanoff > Ben Bennicasa defeated Barto Hill by disqualification > Duke Kapalani and Fritz Schnabel wrestled to a draw > Tarzan White defeated Jack Kelly > Babe Zaharias defeated Al Massey
APRIL 27, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Singer versus Mile High Ross > Red Dugan versus Mr. X > Tony Mello versus Joe Estes / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Plummer versus Red Dugan > Dan O’Connor & Danny Plechas versus Jack Curtis & Benny Becker > Don McIntyre defeated Mr. Moto by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Don McIntyre and Mr. Moto, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Fuji managed Mr. Moto.
APRIL 27, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp and Gorgeous Gilpin wrestled to a draw > Louie Ross defeated Mayes McLain > Dan O'Connor and Tex Riley wrestled to a draw > Carlos Guzman defeated Henry Harrell / Notes: There was a battle royal to determine the matches.
APRIL 27, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Jackie Nichols wrestled to a draw > Chief Big Heart defeated Dick Raines by disqualification > Rocky Columbo defeated Pierre LaSalle > Argentina Rocca defeated Jerry Graham by countout / 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 27, 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 27, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Krusher Larson versus Chief Little Eagle > Eric Pederson & Krusher Larson defeated Big Humphrey & Chief Little Eagle > Paul Anderson defeated Serge Malkoff at 20:00 / Notes: Krusher Larson and Chief Little Eagle were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
APRIL 27, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Laye and Andre Drapp wrestled to a draw > Ray Villmer defeated the Canadian Angel > Dick Steinborn defeated Ali Bey > Joe Scarpa & Don Curtis defeated Lenny Montana & Jim Wright > US Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and Ray Gunkel & Bob Ellis wrestled to a draw / Notes: Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee on this card. Following the match between the Assassins and Ray Gunkel & Bob Ellis, Commissioner Howard Haire declared the US Tag Team Title would be held up pending a rematch on May 4, 1962. The Assassins had been the reigning US Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn on January 26, 1962, in Atlanta.
APRIL 27, 1963 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated George Bell > Women’s Match: Betty Garcia defeated Dot Dotson > Ray Gunkel & Derrell Cochran defeated George Bell & Chris Averoff > International Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler* to win title / Notes: Ray Gunkel was scheduled to wrestle George Cannon, but Cannon failed to appear, and the match where he teamed with Derrell Cochran against George Bell & Chris Averoff was a last minute addition. Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since April 9, 1963. It was announced that Eddie Graham, Lou Thesz, Dick the Bruiser, George Cannon, Silento Rodriguez, Tito Kopa, and the Scufflin’ Hillbillies would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
APRIL 27, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tinker Todd defeated Sailor Moran > Tex Riley defeated Charlie Carr > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & the Mighty Jumbo / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.
APRIL 27, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan Tyler defeated Jerry Miller > Midget Match: Dandy Andy defeated Pee Wee Lopez > Choo-Choo Lynn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Alex Perez & Mysterious Medic #1 > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento defeated Greg Peterson* to win title / Notes: The origin of the US Junior Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time.
APRIL 27, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker & Jim Wilson defeated Tony Nero & Oki Shikina > The Big O (1) defeated Dick Steinborn > Bobby Hart defeated El Mongol by disqualification / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Gentleman X (1) managed the Big O & El Mongol. Following his match with the Big O, Dick Steinborn announced to Capral that he believed the masked man was Bob Orton. Gentleman X said that the Big O would unmask and reveal his identity after he defeated all the masked men in Georgia. Capral responded that he would have his hands full in trying to defeat Mr. Wrestling. X replied that O had already defeated Mr. Wrestling years ago in Kansas City when he was wrestling under his real name of Tim Woods. Paul Jones announced that Jack Crawford had visited him during the week, and was on crutches, claiming he had been in an automobile accident, which seemed ironic since Gentleman X walked with a limp.
APRIL 27, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Krusher Karlson defeated Sabu Singh > Women’s Match: Ann Casey defeated the Black Venus > Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears & Luke Graham > Assassin #2 defeated Bob Griffin > Boxing Match: Leon Ogle defeated Homer O’Dell > Fence Match: El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.
APRIL 27, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cadillac Tournament Match: Sputnik Monroe defeated Bobby Cash > Bill Dromo versus Rocket Monroe > Bob Orton, Jr., versus Butcher Brannigan > Norvel Austin & Tiger Conway, Jr., versus Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Cadillac Tournament Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Judo Joe > Jerry Oates versus Tank Morgan > Ramon Torres defeated Bobby Shane by disqualification > Bill Watts, Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 versus the Texan & the Super Infernos / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.
APRIL 27, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Art Nelson wrestled to a draw > Earl Maynard defeated the Zebra Kid > Jerry Brisco defeated Big Mac > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bobby Duncum > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Ron & Terry Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
APRIL 27, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Martel versus Don Wade > Bob Backlund versus Karl Von Steiger > Bob Armstrong, Mark Lewin & Dick Slater versus Greg Valentine & the Red Devils > Moondog Mayne versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Stasiak* to win title
APRIL 27, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Dillinger versus Paul Ellering > Jacques Goulet versus Raymond Rougeau > Tommy Rich versus Abdullah the Butcher > Ole Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Stan Hansen versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
APRIL 27, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Genichiro Tenryu defeated John Wolfe > Rick Oliver defeated Frank Dusek > Ron Bass defeated Bill Dromo by disqualification > Mike Stallings & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Luke Graham & Kurt Von Hess > Bobby Heenan defeated Tommy Rich > Tony Atlas & Norvel Austin defeated Blackjack Lanza & King Kong Mosca > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Wahoo McDaniel > Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes & Mad Dog Vachon defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Frank Dusek replaced Norvel Austin in the match with Rick Oliver, as Austin substituted for Bob Armstrong to team with Tony Atlas in the match with Blackjack Lanza & King Kong Mosca. Bobby Heenan managed Ron Bass, Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.
APRIL 27, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race* to win title
Sunday, April 27, 2008
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