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World Wrestling Entertainment presented its Backlash PPV live from Baltimore, MD, on April 27. The results are as follows: Matt Hardy over MVP to win the US Heavyweight Title; Kane over Chavo Guerrero to retain the ECW Heavyweight Title; the Big Show over the Great Khali; Shawn Michaels over Batista; Beth Phoenix, Natalya, Melina, Jillian, Layla & Victoria over Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Maria, Ashley & Cherry; the Undertaker over Edge to retain the World Heavyweight Title; Triple H won the WWE Heavyweight Title over Randy Orton, John Cena, and JBL. (Rich Tate)
Georgia Wrestling Promotions results from the Hot Wheels Skate Center in Woodstock, GA, on April 27: in an impromptu tournament due to no-shows and dropouts prior to the event, Jamar Acid over Lamar Phillips, Scott Prater, and Murder One to become the Stacks on Deck Invitational 2008 champion. Each man had to qualify through a quarterfinal match to reach the four-way final, including Phillips over Frankie Valentine and Prater over Pinky. M-1 actually went over Acid, but Acid was slotted for the finals to replace J Dawg, who had gone over Jacob Hayes, but was injured in the process. (Rich Tate)
Results from the April 26 United States Wrestling Organization/ATL event in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn: Attendance - 45. Shawn Hoodrich beat White Tiger & Bizzare-O (with Charming Charles & Blue Amigo) when Hoodrich pinned Bizzare-O, Boy (with Richard Lowe) beat Dyronic, L.T. Falk over Tank (with Charming Charles), Richard Lowe (with Boy) b Justin Spade, ATL Jr. Champion Steven Green beat Lee Cross (with The Diva Lisa Fayzon) by DQ when Cross hit Green with the belt, ATL Tag Team Champions New York Gangster & Tommy Capone beat Damien Payne & Chris Norte when Capone pinned Norte. (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel)
Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight and tomorrow night. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info. (Rich Tate)
NAWA Ring Champions has announced multiple dates to take place in coming weeks. Call (706) 314-9802 for more info. They return to Rome, GA, at the National Guard Armory at 7:30 PM on May 1. Doors open at 6:30. Advertised: HCP (Billy Love, Josh Arden & Josh Hate) versus the Exotic Ones (Jay Clinton, Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon); Bulldog Raines versus Murder One; and Chris Lightning versus Michael Cross. Also advertised to appear are Chris Ganzer, Torque, Josh Vaughn, and Air Paris. On May 3, NAWA will be in Cedartown, GA, at the Purks Building. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and matches start at 7:30. Advertised: Bambi versus Peggy Lee Leather for the women’s title; Terry Lawler & Air Paris versus HCP (Billy Love & Josh Hate); Rick Michaels versus Bobby Hayes; and Bulldog Raines versus Big Wood. Also advertised to appear are Chris Ganzer, Torque, Josh Vaughn, and Michael Cross. May 15 will see a return to the Armory in Rome, GA. Bell time is 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:30. More details to be announced. NAWA will be at the Bash on the Hill, a motorcycle rally, in Cedartown on May 25. This will be an outdoor event, and action starts at 5:00 PM. Advertised to appear are Ricky Morton, Air Paris, Bambi, Peggy Lee Leather, the Patriot, the Nightmare, Murder One, and Bulldog Raines. (Rich Tate)
Total Championship Wrestling will be in Douglasville, GA, on May 10 at the National Guard Armory, with a starting time of 8:00 PM. Doors will open at 7:00. All tickets are $5, but kids under 6 get in free. Advertised: Damon Taz defends the TCW Heavyweight Title against Pretty Boy Floyd in a first blood match; Kenny Dees & Murder One defend the TCW Tag Team Title against Bulldog Raines & the Nightmare; Lamar Phillips & Jay Clinton versus Billy Love & Mark Pain; and Josh Storm versus Kid Ego. Also advertised to appear are Frankie Valentine and Ken Timbs, Jr. Call (404) 213-4632, (770) 871-0988, or (706) 716-5701 for more info. (Rich Tate)
It is being advertised that the National Wrestling Alliance will present an event at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on June 7. The event gets underway at 7:30 PM, and only Sid Vicious is being advertised at this time. Tickets will go on sale on May 3 at 10:00 AM ET, ranging from $17 to $52. More details will be forthcoming. (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.
Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update. (Rich Tate)
Monday Night Mayhem will feature Scott Hudson and Jim Molineaux, as well as present Tod Gordon Appreciation Night on its show on tonight at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
Jerkin' the Curtain, hosted by Trent Van Drisse, will feature Ben Jordan on its show tonight at 11:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Siva Afi, who turns 59 today.
Today in Memoriam: Lou Thesz (86, 2002) and Chris Candido (33, 2005)
APRIL 28, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Amateur Match: Young Rupley defeated L.O. Henry > Stone Mountain Leavitt defeated Rex Smith > Tiny Roebuck defeated Dick Daviscourt (2-1) / Notes: Soldier Leavitt took the name of Stone Mountain Leavitt after an Atlanta Constitution writer said the 300-pounder was as large as Stone Mountain after seeing his match with Tom Marvin on April 21, 1931. This was his first match with the new nickname. He had wrestled for some time, but quit after getting married, and had since returned to the business.
APRIL 28, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – GEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee – Promoter) > Gene Fox versus Jimmy Ward > Curley Baker versus Eddie Wagner > Bill Crussell versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also two boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.
APRIL 28, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > Charlie Post and Charlie Watkins wrestled to a draw > Dave Terrell defeated Pat Austin > Smitty Anderson defeated Lloyd Brown by disqualification > Whitey Patterson defeated Red Powell
APRIL 28, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Pat Williams versus Dick Jones > Glenn Cowan versus Florida Aiken > John Mauldin versus Jack McAdams > Boxing Match: Sailor Sneed versus Soldier Davis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 28, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey defeated Don Lee > Women’s Match: Mae Young & the Purple Flash defeated Rose Evans & Elvira Snodgrass > Pedro Gomez defeated Tiny Oxford > Jack Kelly and Dick Lever wrestled to a draw / Notes: Elmer Snodgrass managed Elvira Snodgrass.
APRIL 28, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tony Mello versus Mr. X > Bill Collins versus Mile High Ross > Tommy Ward versus Jack Singer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 28, 1950 (FRIDAY) – BLUE RIDGE, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Women’s Match: Mars Bennett defeated Millie Stafford > Tommy Ward defeated Bobby Lane / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 28, 1952 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Angelo Martinelli versus Wally Dusek > Al Massey versus Danny Dusek > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McDonald* versus Doran O’Hara > Danny & Wally Dusek versus Al Massey & Angelo Martinelli / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack McDonald had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Lou Newman on April 5, 1952, in Atlanta.
APRIL 28, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jolly Charlie versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest > Jim Burke & Skull Murphy defeated Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell > Jerry Graham defeated Bill Dromo > Loser Rides Jackass Match (No DQ): Ray Gunkel defeated Gypsy Joe / Notes: The match between Jolly Charlie and Chief Little Eagle ended after both men collided and were knocked unconscious, then counted down by the referee. As a result of the stipulation in the match between Ray Gunkel and Gypsy Joe, the latter had to ride a donkey around the auditorium and out into the streets following the match. It was announced that Don Leo Jonathan would be wrestling Killer Kowalski on the card on May 5, 1961, and that Paul Jones was negotiating with Argentina Rocca for some future dates.
APRIL 28, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Sailor Moran > Johnny Bruce defeated Buddy Fuller > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & Billy Hines / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.
APRIL 28, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alex Perez versus Buddy Fuller > Frankie Cain & Chief Little Eagle versus Pedro Zapata & Pancho Villa > Mario Galento versus Billy Hines / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 28, 1966 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken & Chris Lucas defeated the Infernos by disqualification > Louie Tillet defeated Mario Galento > Bobby Shane and Bad Boy Hines wrestled to a draw / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 28, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Ike Eakins by disqualification > Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson defeated Bad Boy Hines & Corsica Jean > Mr. Wrestling defeated Terry Garvin > Nick Kozak & Dennis Hall defeated Bobby Graham & Oki Shikina > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Fuller defeated El Mongol* to win title > Title versus Title Match: Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Enrique & Ramon Torres / Notes: In the match between Lars & Gene Anderson and Enrique & Ramon Torres, the former retained the World Tag Team Title and won the Southern Tag Team Title. The Torres’ had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Lars & Gene Anderson on April 11, 1967, in Savannah. It is unclear as to how the Andersons came to be recognized as World Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Enrique & Ramon Torres defending the title against them on February 24, 1967, in Atlanta. El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Kozak on April 7, 1967, in Atlanta. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Mario Galento was scheduled, but there was no mention in the reports following the card.
APRIL 28, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Valdez and El Medico wrestled to a draw > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Joe Scarpa defeated Professor Kimura > Buddy Colt defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.
APRIL 28, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Sullivan defeated the Avenger > Bill Dromo versus Assassin #1 > Ox Baker, Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Jerry Oates, Bob Armstrong & El Mongol > Roberto Soto defeated Buddy Colt > No TL / No DQ Match: Assassin #2 defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: The match between Bill Dromo and Assassin #1 was cancelled for unstated reasons. Assassin #2 had vowed to remove his mask if he could not defeat Dick Steinborn. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Dick Steinborn participated in an autograph session for fans.
APRIL 28, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Ted Oates and Tracy Rivers wrestled to a draw > Bob Ellis, Ron Pritchard & El Mongol versus Rock Hunter, Guillotine Gordon & Assassin #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.
APRIL 28, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sputnik Monroe defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Norvel Austin & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Super Infernos by disqualification > Jack Brisco defeated Danny Miller > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Bobby Shane by disqualification > Bill Watts defeated Dr. Blood / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.
APRIL 28, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Raven versus Larry Zbyszko > Bill Dromo versus Cowboy Parker > Ken Dillinger versus Dennis Hall > Chris Taylor versus Don Greene > Bob Armstrong versus Jerry Lawler > No DQ Match: Toru Tanaka versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka.
APRIL 28, 1977 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated Charlie Fulton > Don Kernodle & Roberto Soto defeated the Assassin & the French Angel > Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus Lars Anderson ruled a no contest
APRIL 28, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > Wolfgang Schmidt defeated Raymond Rougeau > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson to win title > Stan Hansen versus Rocky Johnson ruled a no contest > Dusty Rhodes & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Billy Graham & Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Wolfgang Schmidt.
APRIL 28, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich & Norvel Austin defeated Rick Oliver & Jim Fordham > Georgia Television Title Match: Bob Armstrong* defeated Carl Fergie > Blackjack Lanza defeated Wayne Rogers > King Kong Mosca defeated Ron Moates > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Raymond Rougeau & Jerry Roberts > Chick Donovan defeated John Wolfe > Tony Atlas defeated Rick Oliver > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Wayne Rogers > Ivan Koloff & Blackjack Lanza defeated Frank Dusek & Mike Stallings > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Luke Graham by disqualification > John Wolfe and Genichiro Tenyru wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. During the match between Wahoo McDaniel and Luke Graham, Ric Flair charged the ring and attacked McDaniel. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.
APRIL 28, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Sharpe defeated Charlie Fulton > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Bob Sweetan & the French Angel > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Jay Strongbow & Lars Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Austin Idol* by disqualification by disqualification > Champion of Champions Cup Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated Baron Von Raschke / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
APRIL 28, 1981 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Harley Race
APRIL 28, 1985 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon – Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rene Goulet > Brutus Beefcake defeated George Wells > David Sammartino defeated Matt Borne > Ricky Steamboat defeated Les Thornton > WWF Women's World Title Match: Wendi Richter* defeated Leilani Kai > WWF World Tag Team Title Match: Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik* by countout > WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan* defeated Paul Orndorff
Monday, April 28, 2008
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