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Sunday, May 4, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


The current listing of promoters licensed to operate professional wrestling events as of this writing in Georgia can be found here. It should be noted that not all of the unlicensed promotions are heavily active at this point, and in fact, some may no longer be active at all. However, there are plenty that are running at least monthly, and are running the risk of being shut down simply for not being licensed. Of the larger companies, World Wrestling Entertainment is exempt from licensure at this time. Total Nonstop Action is not exempt, but has no events scheduled in the state as of this writing. (Rich Tate)

NAWA Ring Champions results from the Purks Building in Cedartown, GA, on May 3: Bobby Hayes over Rick Michaels; Terry Lawler over the Patriot; Murder One (w/ Jackie Rosedale) over Lamar Phillips; Chris Ganz over Chris Lightning and Jamie Hall in a three-way to retain the NAWA Cruiserweight Title; HardCore Productions (Billy Love & Josh Hate) over Terry Lawler & Bulldog Raines in a two-of-three falls match; and Peggy Lee Leather (w/ Nigel Sherrod) over Bambi to win the NAWA Women’s Title. Referees were Jeremy Black, Kyle and Billy Brock. Reported attendance was 100, including Charlie Smith, Gene Luvell, and comedian Al Ernst. (Rich Tate)

Florida Championship Wrestling results from Port Richey, FL, on May 3: Big Rob over Brad Allen; Charles Evans & Vic Adams over Jay Bradley & Mondo; Colt Cabana over Matt Sydal & Greg Jackson; Shawn Spears & Sheamus O’Shaunessy over T.J. Wilson & Mr. Yamamoto; Rycklon over Heath Miller; Johnny Curtis, Bryan Kelly & Gabe Tuft over Andrew Vein, Sinn Bowdee & Kafu; Atlas DaBone over Tyrone Jones; Miss Angela won a women’s battle royal; Afa over Kevin Thorn in a street fight; Jake Hager over Jack Gabriel to retain the Florida Heavyweight Title; and the Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon) over the Empire (Stu Sanders & Drew McIntyre) to retain the Florida Tag Team Title. (Rich Tate)

United States Wrestling Organization/ATL results from Saturday May 3 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn with only 44 in attendance (why do they run weekly?). Justin Spade beat Convict and Kid Dynamite in a 3-way when Spade pinned Dynamite, Dyronic beat Richard Lowe (with Boy), Damien Payne & Chris Norte beat Shawn Hoodrich & White Tiger when Payne pinned Hoodrich, Blue Amigo (w/Bizarre-O) defeated Michael Jablonski, ATL Jr. Champion Steven Green beat Boy (with Richard Lowe), Slade & Lee Cross (with "The Diva" Lisa Fayzon) b New York Gangster & Steve West (a/k/a Rigor Mortis) when Cross pinned West. (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel)

American Pro Wrestling results from Spartanburg, SC, on May 3: Matt Burns over Krypto; Adam Jaxon over Squeakes the Clown; Brandon Phoenix over Randy Wayne; Jesse Blood, Dusty Money & Chief Jay Eagle over Ike Stevens, Jake Jeckel & Ostgard; Mike Madden & Erik Anton over Nick Fury & A.J. Frost; Ken Magnum over Nathan Lee; Ken Magnum over Vinnie Valentine; Noipi over Mike Justice in a midget match; and Boomer & Dookie Payne over Taylor St. Cloud & K-9. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)

Results from May 2 United States Wrestling Organization show in Nashville, TN, at the infamous Stadium Inn were as follows according to resident music maestro Jimmie Daniel. Attendance was an honest 77. "Juicy" J.C. Crowe beat Justin Spade, ATL Jr. Champion Steven Green beat Intern and Lee Cross in a 3-way when Green pinned Intern, Tim Renesto (with Charming Charles) over Bushranger Kelly, USWO Jr. Champion Damien Payne versus LT Falk went to a 15:00 draw, USWO Champion Chris Michaels b Seven (with Charming Charles), Quinton Quarisma & Jay Phoenix b New York Gangster & Michael Jablonski in a no-DQ match to win the USWO Tag Team Championship when Phoenix pinned Gangster. (Larry Goodman)

All-State Wrestling will be at the Statum Cab Company on May 8 in Shelbyville, TN. Bell time is 7:30 PM, and doors open at 6:00. Admission is $5, but kids 5 and under are admitted free. Advertised: Shane Rhodes versus the New York Gangster; Big T versus the Kid; Steve O versus Maxx Hatter; Tim Renesto versus Gypsy Joe; and Chris Michaels defends the ASW Heavyweight Title against Gigolo Jay. (Rich Tate)

Gallatin Wrestling Alliance will be at the VFW Hall in Gallitan, TN, on May 8. Bell time is 8:00 PM, and doors open at 7:00. Advertised: Mitch Ryder versus L.T. Falk; Shane Smalls versus Damien Payne; Otis Bass versus Se7en; Richard Lowe versus White Tiger; and Justin Spade versus Kid Scorpion. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action’s Sacrifice PPV broadcasts live one week from tonight from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title in a three-way against Scott Steiner and Kurt Angle; a women’s battle royal to earn a shot at the TNA Women’s Title; and a tag team tournament to determine new TNA World Tag Team Champions, including Team 3-D, Christian Cage & Rhino, LAX, and A.J. Styles & Super Eric, among others to be broadcast in a drawing on the May 8 edition of iMPACT. (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.


GWH wishes a happy birthday to Mr. Fuji (73) and Scott Armstrong (49).

Today in Memoriam: Sugi Sito (73, 2000)


MAY 4, 1929 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LOEW’S GRAND THEATRE (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Daviscourt defeated Joe Zigmund > Pete Sauer defeated Jack Humberto / Notes: Dick Daviscourt was declared the winner of his match when Joe Zigmund was deemed unable to continue.

MAY 4, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ALMOND PARK ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Frank Remille versus Jack Saunders > Paul Burns versus Tarzan Jordan > Ted Radcliffe versus Eddie Wagner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that Ted Radcliffe had not been defeated in two years.

MAY 4, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BROOKHAVEN AMERICAN LEGION ARENA (Bobby Richardson – Promoter) > Oscar Williamson versus Curley Baker > Glenn Cowan versus Paul Burns > Boxing Match: Bobby Kirkland versus Baby Barrett / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

MAY 4, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Collins and Harry Nixon wrestled to a draw > Dan Kellenger defeated Fred Lassiter > Ted Sarris defeated Eddie Elzea / Notes: It was reported that 2,900 were in attendance for this card.

MAY 4, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Whitey Patterson versus Gorilla Tucker > Chippewa Charlie versus Bull Schmidt > John Dameron versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 4, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Tarzan Jordan defeated Eddie Elzea > King Kong Kashey defeated Fred Rock > Jack Ross defeated Carl Schobel

MAY 4, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Thesz and Dorv Roche wrestled to a draw > Henry Piers defeated Bill Bartush > Ernest Kelly defeated Frank Speer by disqualification

MAY 4, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Carl Wilson versus Young Gotch > Jack McAdams & Young Londos versus John Mauldin & Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 4, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Mile High Ross versus Mr. X > Bob Shipp versus Jack Singer > Jack Blackstock versus Tony Mello / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 4, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Laye defeated Lozano Martinez by disqualification > Dan O’Connor defeated Lou Britton > Midget Tag Team Match: Jesse James & Sonny Boy Cassidy defeated Tiny Roe & Fuzzy Cupid > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Lou Plummer / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Golden Terror on March 30, 1951, in Atlanta.

MAY 4, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tex Riley defeated Bob Shipp > Sonny Myers defeated Carlos Guzman (2-1) > Dan O'Connor & Jack Steele defeated Louie Ross & “?” / Notes: It is unclear as to who Louie Ross’ partner in the match with Dan O'Connor & Jack Steele was, and whether this was billed as a "Mystery Partner", or if the newspaper couldn't get the facts correct.

MAY 4, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Raines defeated Tom Drake > Chief Big Heart defeated Lou Plummer > Danny McShain defeated Tim Geohagen > Jerry Graham defeated Rocky Columbo

MAY 4, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mickey Blassie and Don McClarty wrestled to a draw > Freddie Blassie defeated Farmer Powell > Freddie & Mickey Blassie defeated Don McClarty & Farmer Powell

MAY 4, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson versus Pepper Rodriguez > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Baby Cheryl > Eric Pederson defeated Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Art Nelson and Pepper Rodriguez were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

MAY 4, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana and Dick Steinborn wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Eddie Graham* defeated Jim Wright > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Ray Villmer & Andre Drapp > US Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Bob Ellis defeated the Assassins to win title / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. The US Tag Team Title had been held up by Commissioner Howard Haire on April 27, 1962, following a match between champions the Assassins and Ray Gunkel & Bob Ellis. This was a rematch to determine the champions. Eddie Graham had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Tampa, FL, office since he won a tournament on March 17, 1962, in Tampa. It was announced that Freddie Blassie would be wrestling on the card on June 29, 1962, and that Chief Little Eagle would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MAY 4, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan Tyler defeated Derrell Cochran > Women’s Match: Betty Ann Spencer defeated Sweet Georgia Brown > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento* defeated Greg Peterson > Choo-Choo Lynn & Chief Little Eagle defeated the Corsicans by disqualification / Notes: Mario Galento had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Greg Peterson on April 27, 1965, in Macon.

MAY 4, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Louie Tillet defeated Pedro Valdez > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Tony Nero & Tank Morgan > Hans Schmidt defeated Bobby Hart / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt.

MAY 4, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > Jerry Oates & Jim Wilson defeated Michel Dubois & Fidel Castillo > Dick Steinborn defeated Krusher Karlson > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & El Mongol* defeated the Assassins / Notes: Bob Armstrong & El Mongol had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on January 12, 1971, in Macon.

MAY 4, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Jerry Oates wrestled to a draw > Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Jack Evans > Norvel Austin & Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Greg Lake & Bill White > Bob Armstrong defeated the Demon > Bearcat Brown defeated Tank Morgan > Ramon Torres defeated Bobby Duncum > The Super Infernos defeated Sputnik & Rocket Monroe > Georgia Heavyweight Title / Cadillac Tournament Match: Match: Bobby Shane defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* by disqualification > Cadillac Tournament Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Bill Watts by disqualification / Notes: The Demon substituted for Bobby Heenan in the match with Bob Armstrong. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

MAY 4, 1974 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Great Fuji defeated Lanny Poffo > Charlie Cook defeated Ox Baker by disqualification > Ray Candy & Ted Oates defeated Crusher Verdu & the Mighty Yankee by disqualification > Whipper Watson, Jr., versus the Cougar / Notes: Whipper Watson, Jr., and the Cougar were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

MAY 4, 1974 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Mike Stallings & Jerry Oates > Handicap Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Big Mac & the Zebra Kid > Bobby Duncum & Art Nelson defeated Robert Fuller & Jerry Brisco / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

MAY 4, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson defeated Tiger Conway, Jr. > Dennis Stamp defeated the Zebra Kid > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Jerry Oates & Earl Maynard > Bobby Duncum and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw > Jerry Brisco, Robert Fuller & Dennis Stamp defeated Ron, Terry & Jimmy Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MAY 4, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles and Rick Martel wrestled to a draw > Dean Ho defeated Les Thornton > Midget Match: the Haiti Kid defeated Lord Littlebrook > Mark Lewin versus Greg Valentine ruled a no contest > Bob Armstrong & Thunderbolt Patterson versus Stan Stasiak & Moondog Mayne ruled a no contest > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw at 60:00

MAY 4, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert versus Jacques Goulet & Wolfgang Schmidt > Paul Ellering versus the Invader > Stan Hansen versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang Schmidt.

MAY 4, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Wolfe defeated Rick Oliver > Genichiro Tenryu defeated Carl Fergie > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Blackjack Lanza & King Kong Mosca by disqualification > Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ric Flair > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* defeated Dusty Rhodes & Mad Dog Vachon / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.

MAY 4, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lars Anderson defeated Rocket Monroe > Leroy Brown defeated Bill Dromo > Bob Sweetan defeated Eddie Gilbert > Mike Sharpe defeated the French Angel > Jay Strongbow defeated Ernie Ladd by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* defeated Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas > Georgia Television Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Baron Von Raschke > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Austin Idol > Champion of Champions Cup Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated Dory Funk, Jr. > Lights Out Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Harley Race / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MAY 4, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Eaton defeated Tommy Wright > Roberto Soto defeated the French Angel > Robert Gibson defeated the Mongolian Stomper > Ted DiBiase & Jerry Oates versus Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts ended in a double disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Nikolai Volkoff / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Ted DiBiase & Jerry Oates. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

MAY 4, 1983 (WEDNESDAY) – AKRON, OH – THE BREAKAWAY (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Destruction, Inc., defeated Brian Blair & Tito Santana > Paul Ellering defeated Joe Lightfoot > Ron Garvin defeated the Iron Sheik > Dick Murdoch defeated Killer Brooks > Tommy Rich defeated Larry Zbyszko > Tony Atlas defeated Ric Flair / Notes: Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik and Destruction, Inc.

MAY 4, 1984 (FRIDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Thornton and Tim Horner wrestled to a draw > The Spoiler defeated Sweet Brown Sugar > Brad Armstrong defeated Ted DiBiase by countout > The Road Warriors defeated King Kong Bundy & the Masked Superstar > Lights Out Match: Jake Roberts defeated Ron Garvin / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.