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Wednesday, May 7, 2008


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Florida Championship Wrestling results from New Port Richey, FL, on May 6: Mike Kruell over Mr. Yamamoto; Greg Jackson won a battle royal to earn a shot at the FCW Heavyweight Title, eliminating Rycklon, Johnny Curtis, Andrew Vein, Kevin Kiley, Gabe Tuft, Kafu, Vic Adams, and Brandon Cruz, in that order; Matt Sydal over Sinn Bowdee; Big Rob over Shawn Spears by disqualification; Colt Cabana over Jay Bradley; Kevin Thorn & Atlas DaBone over Tyrone Jones & Afa; Jake Hager over Heath Miller to retain the FCW Heavyweight Title; and the Empire (Stu Sanders & Drew McIntyre) over the Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eric Perez & Eddie Colon) to win the FCW Tag Team Title. (Rich Tate)

On May 3, Southern States Championship Wrestling presented their wrestling show in front of a crowd of 182 in Enigma, GA. Jelena retained the women's championship by defeating the Soviet. Logan Stevens defeated Bryan Fury. Ken "The Real Deal" Diesel defeated Mad Dog Miller. JT Taylor defeated "New Age Superstar" Brooks Rogers. In a SSCW Southern Heritage title match, Chris Turner retained the title be defeats "Modern Day Enforcer" Scotty Biggs by countout. Jarrod Michaels defeated the heavyweight title by DQ against the Impact Player. (Brian Slack)

AWA World-1 South results from the Southern Clash, held at Crisp County Middle School in Cordele, GA, on May 3: T.J. Mack defeated Mister St. Laurent; K.I. Elite defeated the Hotshots; Tommy Rich and Chic Donovan defeated Doug Somers and Dennis Condrey; Kim Dakota defeated Mr. X; Steve Lawler defeated Q-Ball; The Bug with Ron Niemi defeated Insane Mike Pain to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title; T.J. Mack defeated Chasyn Rance to retain the AWA Light Heavyweight Title; and Larry Zbyszko defeated Ricky Landell to retain the AWA World Heavyweight Title. Reported attendance was 174. (Thomas Bugg)

On May 17, the Great American Wrestling Federation will be back at the Auto Zone in Blountsville, FL. Advertised: GAWF Heavyweight Champion Steve Goins, the Street Bandit, and Cameron Frost. (Brian Slack)

The Florida Pro Wrestling Association presents “Holding a Grudge” on May 17 at the Boys & Girls Club in Pinellas Park, FL. Advertised: A new champion will be named. A Florida State Title Match pits the champion Lou Cypher w/George Martel against XWE champion, Torcher. For the Tag team titles, the State Line w/George Martel takes on the Psychedelics. Nick Fame takes on "Superhero" Mark Zout. Also in action will be Bobby Wohlfert, Austin Amadeus, Aaron Epic, Flexx, Heater, Joey Cujo, and Valek. (Brian Slack)

Southern States Championship Wrestling will be back at the Enigma Gym in Enigma, GA, on June 7 at 7:30pm. Advertised: The main event is for the SSCW Heavyweight Championship as the champion Jarrod Michaels defends the title against Impact Player in a No DQ/Falls count anywhere match. "Modern Day Enforcer" Scotty Biggs takes on "Rookie Sensation" Logan Stevens. In a submission challenge match, Ken "The Real Deal" Diesel takes on Johnny Flight. Also appearing on the show will be Melissa Coates and Lorelei Lee. All tickets are $2. (Brian Slack)

On June 21, Southern Championship Wrestling will be in Sanford, FL, at the Salvation Army Gymnasium. Advertised: an 8-man tag elimination match, featuring the Evil Empire taking on Team America. (Brian Slack)

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 Outback Jack on its show tonight at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Missy Hyatt sat in the Wrestling Hotseat this week. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Bobby Simmons, who turns 53 today.

Today in Memoriam: Paul Bunyan (56, 1984), Pee Wee Anderson (41, 2002), Duane Allen (65, 2003), and Sonny Myers (83, 2007)


MAY 7, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Tarzan Jordan defeated Dan Kellenger by disqualification (2-0) > Eddie Elzea and Spike O’Brien wrestled to a draw > Stanley Buresch defeated Ted Sarris (2-1)

MAY 7, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Eckert and Lee Wyckoff wrestled to a draw > Lou Thesz defeated Jack Kennedy > Herb Freeman & Cowboy Luttrall defeated Ralph Garibaldi & Dorv Roche / Notes: Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the match between Herb Freeman & Cowboy Luttrall and Ralph Garibaldi & Dorv Roche.

MAY 7, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Black Panther defeated Emir Badui > Ronnie Etchison defeated Rudy Strongberg by disqualification > Ralph Garibaldi defeated George Pavich by disqualification

MAY 7, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Craig defeated Chief Indio Cherokee > Babe Zaharias defeated Tom George > Dick Lever & Pete Managoff defeated Don Lee & Natie Brown > Jim Coffield defeated Bobby Roberts / Notes: Bobby Roberts substituted for Bibber McCoy in the match with Jim Coffield.

MAY 7, 1954 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lu Kimm defeated Clyde Steeves > Women’s Match: Mary Jane Mull and Ida Mae Martinez wrestled to a draw > Red McIntyre defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Harry Smith and White Savage wrestled to a draw > Verne Gagne defeated Hans Hermann

MAY 7, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Whittler versus Ivan Zukoff > Dick Steinborn & Andre Drapp versus Jim Wright & the Canadian Angel > No TL Match: Ray Villmer versus Lenny Montana / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 7, 1963 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – MASONIC TEMPLE (Promoter – Unknown) > Andre Drapp and Al Fridell wrestled to a draw > Jim Dalton defeated Shag Thomas by disqualification > Pat Patterson defeated Freddie Baron > Soldat Gorky defeated Frenchy Roberre > Jack Dalton defeated Rocky Columbo

MAY 7, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated Bulldog Lawley > Dick Steinborn defeated Tito Kopa > The Scufflin’ Hillbillies defeated George Bell & Tarzan Tyler

MAY 7, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Zapata defeated Crybaby Harris > Women’s Match: Betty Ann Spencer defeated Sweet Georgia Brown > Jesse James defeated Alex Perez > Battle of the States – Georgia versus Florida: Eddie Graham, Sam Steamboat & Dick Steinborn (FL) defeated Ray Gunkel, Greg Peterson & Chief Little Eagle (GA) > Southern Tag Team Title Match: the Corsicans* defeated Mario Galento & Tarzan Tyler / Notes: The pairings for the tournament were not reported after the card. Following the match between the Corsicans and Mario Galento & Tarzan Tyler, Galento attacked Tyler, blaming him for the loss. The Corsicans had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Buddy Fuller & Jesse James on April 16, 1965, in Atlanta. It was announced that Joe Scarpa would be wrestling in Atlanta in June 1965, and that George Harris, Bob Dalton, Saul Weingeroff, and Kurt & Karl Von Brauner would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MAY 7, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oki Shikina and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Alberto Torres defeated Motoshi Okuma > Hans Schmidt defeated Avenger #3 > Tornado Tag Team Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Rising Suns / Notes: Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt.

MAY 7, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong and Krusher Karlson wrestled to a draw > Michel Dubois & Fidel Castillo defeated Bill Dromo & Klondike Bill > Dick Steinborn defeated Luke Graham > Ray Gunkel, Doug Gilbert & El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt & the Assassins > Handicap Match: Kubla Khan defeated Jack Crawford & Guillotine Gordon / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Jack Crawford managed Guillotine Gordon. Charlie Harben and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. Doug Gilbert participated in an autograph session for fans.

MAY 7, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Whipper Watson, Jr. defeated Ted Oates > Wayne Cowan versus Jim Wilson ruled a no contest > The Islanders defeated Oki Shikina & the Great Fuji > Brass Knuckles Match: Norman Charles defeated Charlie Cook > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Candy & El Mongol* and Ox Baker & the Missouri Mauler wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Texas Death Match: Assassin #2 defeated Jonathan Boyd > No DQ / No TL Match: Ernie Ladd & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Crusher Verdu & the Mighty Yankee / Notes: Ron Pritchard and Tommy Nobis were the special referees for the match between Ernie Ladd & Thunderbolt Patterson and Crusher Verdu & the Mighty Yankee. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Missouri Mauler.

MAY 7, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated the Zebra Kid > Jerry Oates defeated Big Mac > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Bob Armstrong & Jose Assari > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived / No TL): Ron & Terry Garvin* defeated the Black Crusaders > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bobby Duncum / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MAY 7, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated Karl Von Steiger > Skip Young defeated Yasu Fuji > Bob Armstrong and Greg Valentine wrestled to a draw > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Red Devils > Mark Lewin versus the Spoiler ruled a no contest > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* versus Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Terry Funk and Dusty Rhodes were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.

MAY 7, 1978 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Jay Youngblood defeated Bill Howard > Jerry Blackwell and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Mr. X #1 & #2 > Tony Atlas defeated Baron Von Raschke > Greg Valentine defeated Gene Anderson > Blackjack Mulligan defeated Ken Patera by disqualification

MAY 7, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Dusek versus Jerry Roberts > Rick Oliver versus Mike Stallings > Tommy Rich & Norvel Austin versus Ivan Koloff & Kurt Von Hess > Georgia Television Title Match: Bob Armstrong* versus Blackjack Lanza > Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel versus King Kong Mosca / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The Masked Superstar was barred from ringside during the match between Wahoo McDaniel and King Kong Mosca. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.

MAY 7, 1982 (FRIDAY) – DAYTON, OH – HARA ARENA (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan defeated Buzz Sawyer > The Masked Superstar defeated Ray Stevens > Bob Armstrong defeated Ron Bass > Michael Hayes & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Roddy Piper

MAY 7, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Ron Garvin defeated the Iron Sheik > Destruction, Inc., defeated Brian Blair & Tito Santana > Tony Atlas defeated Larry Zbyszko > The Texas Outlaws defeated Buzz Sawyer & Killer Brooks > Ric Flair defeated Tommy Rich / Notes: Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik and Destruction, Inc.

MAY 7, 1984 (MONDAY) – CANTON, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Horner defeated Bob Roop > Brad Armstrong defeated Jake Roberts > Ted DiBiase defeated Sweet Brown Sugar > King Konga defeated the Spoiler by disqualification > English Rules Match: Les Thornton and Tommy Rogers wrestled to a draw > The Road Warriors defeated Ron Garvin & King Kong Bundy / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.