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Saturday, May 17, 2008


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Peach State Pandemonium featured the Heartbreak Express’ Sean Davis, Murder One, IWN promoter Dwayne Bell, NGW promoter Matt Holder, and the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer. Click here for the archive. This was our final show in this time slot. We will return on June 4, as we will begin broadcasting live every Wednesday night at 9:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

NWA Anarchy has the following matches advertised for tonight’s International Television Taping at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA: Iceberg (with the Reverend) (c) vs. Don Matthews for the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title, a 13 team Mega Rumble with the winners to face Devil's Rejects for the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles on May 31. Teams announced thus far include Concrete Gorillas, Wild Bunch, Hollywood Brunettes, New Wave, Talent & Money, Wes Grissom & Chip Day, The Technicians, Jeremy Vain & Mr. Adonis, Brodie Chase & Melissa Coates and the return of the Texas Treats. Jeff Lewis vs. Hayden Young in a number one contender's match for the NWA Anarchy TV Title, Shatter (with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Shaun Tempers (with The Reverend), Todd Sexton vs. Sal Rinauro, Jeff G. Bailey presents the singles debut of "The Butcher of Pyongyang" Kimo, and the NWA Anarchy TV Champion Truitt Fields will be in action. Plus an update on the condition of Shadow Jackson and Slim J, Mikal Judas, Chad Parham, the return of Malachi, Seth Delay and NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer. Bell time is 8pm. For ticket info contact 706-476-2017. (Larry Goodman)

Prime Time Pro Wrestling makes their debut in Manchester, GA, tonight, at the Manchester Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 PM and matches get underway at 7:30. Adults are admitted for $8, kids get in for $5, and children under five are admitted free. Advertised: Chris Stevens versus Mr. Hughes; Colt Derringer versus Brokishi; Amien Rios versus Simon Sermon; Ron Stalker & Dustin Powers versus the Southside Trash; Chris Lightning versus Lamar Phillips; and Thomas Britain versus Ash. (Rich Tate)

Power Pro Wrestling will be at the Activity Center in Bremen, GA, tonight. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30. Advertised: Frankie Valentine, J-Rod, Bulldog Raines, the Russian Kodiak, Randall Johnson, Michael Cook, Chris Lightning, Josh Storm, Dustin Powers, Chris Ganz, Lamar Phillips, Cameron Valentine, and Josh Stone. Ringside tickets are $10, and general admission is $8. Advance ticket purchases will be reduced by $2 for both ringside and general admission seating. Call (770) 823-5044, (404) 805-6666, or (770) 883-1064 for more info. (Rich Tate)

I Believe in Wrestling will host their second event at tonight Punch Fitness at 4020 West Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach, FL, with a 7:30 bell time. Matches advertised: The Lifeguards vs. The Vandalz, Chasyn Rance vs. Nooie Lee for the World-1 Light Heavyweight Championship, The Heartbreak Express vs. The Dynamic Duo, Jon Davis vs. Demon Toro, Jaison Moore vs. Austin Amadeus, Logan Fernandez & Nick Holler vs. Mister Saint Laurent & Keith Blonde, and Andrew Wolf vs. "The Marquee" Bruce Santee. For more info, call (561) 414-4059. (Thomas Bugg)

United States Championship Wrestling returns to MacClenny, FL, tonight at the Baker County Fairgrounds. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: a rematch for the USCW Heavyweight Championship, Jason Hexx (c) vs. Vordell Walker; for the USCW Women’s Championship, Amber O’Neal (c) w/ Gorgeous Gary vs. Lexie Fyfe; Lord of Discipline & Nooie Lee vs. Joshua Masters & Kennedy Kendrick; and for the USCW Cruiserweight Championship, Marc Stevens (c) vs. Ike Dudley. Plus Kory Chavis in action. (Dan Masters)

Tonight, 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” tonight at the Boys & Girls Club in Pinellas Park, FL. All tickets are $10. Bell time is 8:00 PM. 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)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling results from Lincolnton High School in Lincolnton, NC, on May 16: Chris Hamrick d. Donnie Dollar$ in 14:13. Kristin Flake d. Amber O'Neil (w/ the Blond Mafia) in 9:05. The Barbarian d. Ricky Morton in 8:32. MACW tag-team champ Rick Steiner (w/ Nikita Koloff) d. Bobby Eaton in 11:43. MACW Heavyweight Champion Buff Bagwell d. MACW Jr. Heavyweight Champion Rikki Nelson in 15:30 of a non-title match. Estimated attendance was 405. (Larry Goodman)

May 16 United States Wrestling Organization results from Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn with a reported attendance of 89: Shane Smalls beat Justin Spade and Lee Cross in a 3-way when Smalls pinned Cross. This was a #1 contenders match for Damien Payne's USWO Jr. Championship. Seven (with Charming Charles) beat New York Gangster. Gordon did a brief interview with Steven Green, who is on crutches after a beat down he took the previous night in Gallatin. Green brings out White Tiger as his replacement for the next match. "Juicy" J.C. Crowe beat White Tiger. After intermission, Charming Charles brings Seven back out to unleash him. Seven goes after Gordon, who escapes when Spade and Tiger come out to save. Unfortunately, the two get mauled by Seven and have to be carried out. Tim Renesto (with Charming Charles) versus Cowboy Bud Ellis went to a 15:00 draw USWO Tag Team Champions Gigolo Jay Phoenix & Luscious Quinton Quarisma beat L. T. Falk & Damien Payne when Quarisma pinned Falk after Crowe interfered. As the main event began, Gary Valiant, Miss Boogie, and Arrick Andrews (from SAW) wander in to check things out (but that's all they did). USWO Champion Chris Michaels b Mark Anthony (with Charming Charles) by DQ when Anthony hit ref Mark Owen with Charles' cane. (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel)

Great Championship Wrestling results from the Great Skate Plex in Phenix City, AL, on May 15: Quentin Michaels become half owner a week after his contract expired. Sonny Siaki defeated Jonathan Davis. Zero Tolerance defeated Scotty Beach. Murder One defeated Ric "The Kick" King. Micah Taylor defeated Shaun Banks. Tex Monroe and J-Rod defeated Johnny Swinger and Cru Jones. (Brian Slack)

NAWA Ring Champions results from the National Guard Armory in Rome, GA, on May 15: in the first round of a tournament to determine a new NAWA Heavyweight Champion, Bulldog Raines over Bruiser Eden (with Jackie Rosedale), Jason Valentine over John Arden, Waylon Rhodes over Jason Fury, and Ced G. Sanford over Josh Hate; Chris Lightning & Lamar Phillips over Mike Reed & Tyler Smith; the Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon) over Chris Ganz & Air Paris, followed by Paris turning on Ganz, leading to Paris over Ganz to win the NAWA Cruiserweight Title in an impromptu match. (Rich Tate)

On May 23, NGW will be in Liberty, SC, at the Liberty Recreation Department. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane), The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), Greg Valentine, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Manny Fernandez, Bobby Fulton, the Barbarian, Buff Bagwell, "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, Mr. #1 George South, and a special appearance by NWA & Mid-Atlantic Wrestling legend Ole Anderson. For more info, call 864-508-2986 or e-mail ngwpromoter@yahoo.com. Proceeds to benefit the Liberty Recreation Department. On May 24, NGW will be in Anderson, SC, at the Fusion Warehouse. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane), The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), Buff Bagwell, the Barbarian, Manny Fernandez, "Mulkeymania" Randy and Bill Mulkey, Mr. #1 George South, and a special appearance by NWA & Mid-Atlantic Wrestling legend Ole Anderson. For more info, call 864-508-2986 or e-mail ngwpromoter@yahoo.com.

The National Wrestling Alliance is ramping up the scale of the show to be held at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on June 7. The event will include hall of fame inductions, although the NWA has actually previously announced all of the honorees the past few years with no formal ceremony. Those being honored are Lou Thesz, Sam Muchnick, Harley Race, Eddie Graham, Dory Funk, Jr., Jim Barnett, Lelani Kai, the Rock & Roll Express, Saul Weingeroff, Gordon Solie, Lance Russell, and Jim Cornette, who will be master of ceremonies. Already being advertised were appearances by Sid Vicious, Rob Conway, and a match featuring NWA Anarchy’s Shatter, Mikal Judas, and Iceberg. (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.


Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Kaos, Supreme, and Atomic Pro on its show on May 20 at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Slim J (23) and Earl Hebner.

Today in Memoriam: Davey Boy Smith (39, 2002)


MAY 17, 1929 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Earl McGrory – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Manly defeated Mike Adams at 22:21 > Marshall Blackstock defeated Frank Scoggins (2-0) at 14:08 and 3:06 > Paul Jones defeated Paul Harper (2-1) at 73:20

MAY 17, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Marvin defeated Roy Lumpkin (2-1) > Paul Jones and Blue Sun Jennings wrestled to a draw at 90:00 (1-1)

MAY 17, 1933 (WEDNESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EGAN PARK ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Lloyd Brown versus Pat Williams > Bob Anderson versus James Carey > John Mauldin versus Eddie Wagner / 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 17, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Gorilla Tucker > Ted Sarris versus Gus Pappas > Bill Collins versus Chippewa Charlie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 17, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Bob Anderson and Young Gotch wrestled to a draw > Bull Schmidt defeated Bill Collins > Gus Pappas defeated Elmo Glenn > John Mauldin and Dan Kellenger wrestled to a draw > Hugh Winn and Fred Lassiter wrestled to a draw at 30:00 / Notes: It was reported that 3,500 were in attendance for this card. This was the first card of the wrestling season at this venue, and it was reported that the admission was free. The first three matches were presented in two ten-minute rounds with a one-minute rest period in between. Fred Lassiter substituted for Ted Sarris in the match with Hugh Winn.

MAY 17, 1934 (THURSDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Mehille Clark / American Legion – Promoter) > Six-Round Boxing Match: Jim Newsome versus Chester Conklin > Eight-Round Boxing Match: Battling Maddox versus Tiny Gaston > Harry Nixon versus Ronnie McDuffie > Whitey Patterson versus Gorilla Tucker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 17, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Don Rainey versus John Dameron > Joe Ferona defeated Buck Lawson > Jack Bloomfield versus Paddy Nolan ended in a double countout > Tarzan Jordan defeated Eddie Elzea by disqualification / Notes: Don Rainey and John Dameron were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

MAY 17, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Tag Team Match: Evelyn Wall & Violet Viann defeated Ann Laverne & Celia Blevins > Nick Carter and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Joe Marsh defeated Jack LaRue > Al Massey defeated Jack Hader

MAY 17, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp defeated Randy Boatwright > Women’s Match: Millie Stafford defeated Suzanne Smith (2-0) > Clyde Steeves & White Savage defeated Lu Kimm & Chief Big Heart / Notes: The match between Millie Stafford and Suzanne Smith was to earn a match for the Women’s World Title on May 31, 1954. This was a rematch due to last week’s decision not being to Tom Mahoney’s liking.

MAY 17, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Roberts defeated Babe Zaharias > Al Massey and Al Galento wrestled to a draw > George Drake and Kurt Von Brawner wrestled to a draw > Argentina Rocca defeated Dick the Bruiser / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.

MAY 17, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Margie Ramsey defeated the Lady Angel by disqualification > Mixed Tag Team Match: Lou Whitson & Margie Ramsey defeated the Mask & the Lady Angel > Indian Thong Match: Eric Pederson defeated Chief Little Eagle

MAY 17, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gypsy Joe defeated Chief Little Eagle > Ronnie Hill defeated Tiny Evans by disqualification > Guy Mitchell & Chief Little Eagle defeated Jim Burke & Gypsy Joe > Barbed Wire Fence Match: Jerry Graham and Bob Rasmussen wrestled to a draw

MAY 17, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated George Bell > Silento Rodriguez versus Chief Little Eagle > Derrell Cochran defeated Tito Kopa > The Scufflin’ Hillbillies defeated Lenny Montana & Charlie Keene > Ray Gunkel defeated Danny Plechas > World Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Tyler* versus Dick the Bruiser ruled a no contest / Notes: Silento Rodriguez and Chief Little Eagle were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Tarzan Tyler had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dick Steinborn on May 10, 1963, in Atlanta.

MAY 17, 1965 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Baillargeon versus Frankie Cain > Greg Peterson versus Kurt Von Steiger > The Corsicans versus the Mysterious Medics > Mario Galento versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 17, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines defeated Red Dugan > Swede Karlson defeated Danny Little Bear > World Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Mysterious Medics* by disqualification / Notes: The Mysterious Medics had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner on March 25, 1966, in Atlanta, but the title had actually been held up on May 13, 1966, following a match with the Infernos.

MAY 17, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Valdez and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Johnny Walker & Jim Wilson defeated the Rising Suns > Louie Tillet defeated Oki Shikina > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Tony Nero & Tank Morgan > El Mongol defeated Mr. Wrestling (2) > Dick Steinborn defeated Hans Schmidt by disqualification / Notes: Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt & El Mongol. As part of the stipulation, Mr. Wrestling was forced to unmask following the match with El Mongol, and was identified as Dick Steinborn.

MAY 17, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skandor Akbar defeated Silento Rodriguez > Lou Thesz & the Professional defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Professional #2 defeated Little John / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

MAY 17, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jose Assari defeated the Great Malenko > Bob Sweetan defeated Mike Stallings > Jerry Oates and Art Nelson wrestled to a draw > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Steve Keirn & Dennis Stamp > Southern States Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Brisco* defeated Bobby Duncum > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ron & Terry Garvin* defeated Bob Armstrong & Haystacks Calhoun > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* defeated Dusty Rhodes by disqualification > Lights Out Match: Andre the Giant & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bill Watts & Big John / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MAY 17, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Von Steiger versus El Bracero > Tony Charles versus Rick Martel > Les Thornton versus Dean Ho > Stan Stasiak versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Mark Lewin & Dusty Rhodes versus Abdullah the Butcher & the Spoiler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher and the Spoiler.

MAY 17, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Bill Howard > The French Angel defeated Abe Jacobs > Waldo Von Erich defeated Don Kernodle > Black Atlas defeated Dick Slater > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #1* defeated Ole & Gene Anderson (2-1)

MAY 17, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Hartford Love defeated Steve Regal > The French Angel defeated Paul Ellering > Tommy Rich & Adrian Adonis defeated Ken Dillinger & Helmut Schmidt > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson > Dusty Rhodes & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter & Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher & Helmut Schmidt.

MAY 17, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff > Wahoo McDaniel versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Ron Bass and Genichiro Tenryu were also advertised.

MAY 17, 1981 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Gibson defeated Bryan St. John > Ricky Gibson defeated Gypsy Joe > Roberto Soto defeated Bobby Eaton > Georgia Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament: Tommy Rich defeated Bill Irwin; Ken Patera defeated Ray Candy; Greg Valentine defeated Mr. Wrestling #2; Mike Sharpe defeated Jim Duggan; Rich defeated Nikolai Volkoff; Patera versus Dusty Rhodes ended in a double disqualification; Valentine defeated Sharpe; Rich defeated Valentine to win title > No DQ / No TL Match: Ted DiBiase & the Junkyard Dog defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts / Notes: Gypsy Joe substituted for the French Angel in the match with Ricky Gibson, and Roberto Soto substituted for Steve O in the match with Bobby Eaton. It was reported the purse for the tournament was $5,000. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Ted DiBiase & the Junkyard Dog.

MAY 17, 1981 (SUNDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Wright versus Gypsy Joe > Bill Irwin versus Bryan St. John > Jim Duggan versus Roberto Soto > Mike Sharpe versus Mike Boyer > Tommy Rich, Robert Gibson & the Junkyard Dog versus the Freebirds / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 17, 1983 (TUESDAY) – GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Destruction, Inc., defeated Brian Blair & Brett Wayne > Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik > Tony Atlas defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification > Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff defeated Larry Zbyszko & Killer Brooks / Notes: Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik and Destruction, Inc.