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Saturday, May 24, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Susan Adams, formerly known as Pebbles when she worked as a valet for Chick Donovan, died around 4:30 PM Friday afternoon. Adams was also once married to Donovan. She had been ill for some time, and had come off life support about a week ago. No plans for services have been determined at this time. GWH passes its condolences to friends and family. (Rich Tate)

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico, tonight. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Taco John’s Event Center in Cheyenne, WY, tonight. WWE results from Plaza De Toros Santa Maria in Queretaro, Mexico, on May 22: Super Crazy over Paul Burchill; Mickie James & Maryse over Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea; Trevor Murdoch over Charlie Haas; Mr. Kennedy over Snitsky with Mick Foley as special referee; Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly over Brian Kendrick & Paul London; Jeff Hardy over Carlito; Shawn Michaels over Chris Jericho; John Cena over JBL; and Triple H over Umaga. (Rich Tate)

The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance presents “Stars and Stripes Forever” tonight in Milledgeville, GA, at the Centennial Center. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Veterans of all branches of U.S. Military will be admitted free. (Rich Tate)

All-Star Wrestling Network makes its return to the Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA, tonight. The main event will be the first cage match in AWN history as Iceberg takes on both members of Bad Company, Danny Horne and DL Norris. Also the AWN tag team champions, The Dark Rebel and Ash will be in action. Others in action will be Damien, Damenchia, The Underfaker, Chick Donovan, Shawn Hunter, Will Allen, Loco Motive, Scotty Carmichael, Iron Will, Conner Cruze, Brokishi, Tommy 2 Much, Simon Sermon, Paul Warfield, The Marvelous Ones, the Slaughter Pit and many more. Bell time is 8pm with doors opening at 7:30. Admission is $8 ringside, $6 general, $5 for Military and Seniors, $4 Kids ages 7-14 and free for kids 6 and under. (Brian Slack)

Down South Hardcore Wrestling returns to the Howard Coffin Park Gymnasium in Brunswick, GA, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 PM and bell time is 7:15. Tickets are $8. Advertised: "The Truth" Dallas Riley defends the DSHW United States Championship against "The Hot One" Lance Alonte. (Thomas Bugg)

Tonight New Generation Wrestling 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. (Larry Goodman)

The New Frontier Wrestling Association returns to the National Guard Armory in Franklin, NC, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: Brokishi defends the NFWA Heavyweight Title against Tommy Too Much; Dirty defends the NFWA US Heavyweight Title against Talon Williams; the A-Team (Jamar Acid & Dark Angel) defend the NFWA Tag Team Title against the Heavenly Bodies (Eddie Golden & K.C. Thunder), with Dawn Renae; Sci-Fi versus Simon Sermon, with Mr. Tibbs and Sebastian St. Clair; Randy Wayne versus Stoney Hooker; Danny Diesel, Anthony Henry & Cornbread versus the Saturday Night Sensation (Matt Sells, Ryan Michaels & Nigel Sherrod); Mike McCloud & B.J. Hancock versus the Kamikazes (K.T. Hamill & Korrupt); and Billy Starr versus Backdraft, with Damon Studd. Also appearing will be the Bounty Hunter, NFWA Commissioner Jay Hartigan, Jen Holbrook, and Ronda Lawrence. Referees scheduled are Michael Gentry and Dee Byers. (Rich Tate)

NWA Southern Pro Wrestling will be at Roanoke Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 5-12, and kids under 5 get in free. Tickets are available at the Tomahawk Hotel. Advertised: NWA Continental Championship, Damien Wayne (c) vs. Mike Booth. Also scheduled for action: The Geordie Bulldogs, Brandon Day, Rex Sterling, Xsiris, Kameo, Q-Sic, and The Old School Empire. (Thomas Bugg)

The Allied Independent Wrestling Federations presents Pure Pro Wrestling tonight at the Wentworth, NC, National Guard Armory. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Bell time is 7:30. Tickets are $7 at the door. Advertised: a 30-man over the top "Seal the Deal" Rumble with the winner receiving a shot at the AIWF Heavyweight Championship at Deal with the Steel, including AIWF Tag Team Champions Lance and Harlem Bravado, "The 1st" Ric Converse, Jason Blade, AIWF Television/Cyberzone Champion Louis Moore, "Simply" Steve Green, Chris Severn, "The Gate City Sinner" Trent Wylde, Robbie Stanley, Kamikaze Kid, UNOD, Donnie Dollar and more to be announced. AIWF Heavyweight Championship: Best of 3 falls, Justin Flash (C) vs. "Handsome" Jimi Love, AIWF Tag Team Championship: Extended 30 Minute time Limit, The Bravado Brothers (C) vs. UNOD. (Thomas Bugg)

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Nightclub in New Port Richey, FL, on May 27. Admission is $7, and bell time is 8:30 PM. Advertised: the Empire defends the FCW Tag Team Title against Charles Evans & Vic Adams; Jake Hager defends the FCW Heavyweight Title against Brad Allen; Tyrone Jones versus Afa; Nicole Bella versus Roucka, with Taryn Terrell as special referee; Shawn Spears versus T.J. Wilson; Jay Bradley & Mondo versus the Puerto Rican Nightmares, with Miss Angela; Matt Sydal versus Sinn Bowdee; Heath Miller & Jack Gabriel versus Greg Jackson & Lupe Martinez; Kevin Kiley versus Black Pain, with Bryan Kelly; Andrew Vein & Kafu versus Colt Cabana & Atlas DaBone; and Mike Kruell versus Mr. Yamamoto. (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.


Trent Van Drisse and Tommy Stewart will provide reviews and opinions of this weekend’s NWA Main Event and Showtime All-Star Wrestling television programs on Jerkin' the Curtain on May 26 at 11:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Trash Talking Radio, hosted by Mike Trash, will feature Doug Somers on its show on May 27 at 7:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)

Today in Memoriam: Don McDonald (57, 1952), Tom Casey (1985), and Bill Helm (55, 2001)


MAY 24, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (L.C. Warren – Promoter) > Charley Lehman defeated Jim Hesslyn > Marin Plestina defeated John Podubney at 37:00

MAY 24, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Wesley Brownlee > Dan Kellenger versus Chippewa Charlie > Ted Sarris versus Fred Lassiter / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 24, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bob Anderson versus Gorilla Powell > Otto Heinman versus Ghafoor Khan > Sammy Miller versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 24, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Don Rainey versus Joe Ferona > Jack Bloomfield defeated Paddy Nolan > Women’s Match: Joan Rogers defeated Bobbie DeWitt / Notes: Don Rainey and Joe Ferona were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

MAY 24, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter and Jack Hader wrestled to a draw > Kay Bell defeated Jack LaRue > Dick Lever & Babe Zaharias defeated Al Massey & Joe Kirkland > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated George Koverly / Notes: Bill Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

MAY 24, 1949 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Man versus Animal Match: Mr. X versus Ginger the Bear > Lester Welch versus Rex Mobley > Don McIntyre versus Lozano Martinez / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 24, 1952 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doran O’Hara defeated Jack McDonald > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Al Massey* defeated Kola Kwariani > Angelo Martinelli & Argentina Rocca defeated Danny & Wally Dusek / Notes: Al Massey had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jack McDonald on May 2, 1952, in Atlanta.

MAY 24, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Toro defeated White Savage > Jack Dillon defeated Frank Thompson > Women’s Match: Millie Stafford defeated Ida Mae Martinez > Chief Big Heart defeated Clyde Steeves

MAY 24, 1957 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Drake & Red McIntyre defeated Al Galento & Kurt Von Brawner at 25:00

MAY 24, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert versus Prince Nero > Doug Gilbert & Lou Whitson versus Mickey Blassie & Prince Nero > Eric Pederson versus Bill Dromo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 24, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran and Jim Burke wrestled to a draw > Prince Kalani defeated Tiny Evans > Jerry Graham & Gypsy Joe defeated Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell

MAY 24, 1963 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Kopa and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Derrell Cochran defeated Lenny Montana by disqualification > Texas Battle Royal: Bill Dromo defeated Chris Averoff, George Bell, Derrell Cochran, Bill Dromo, Tito Kopa, Lenny Montana, and Silento Rodriguez / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

MAY 24, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Yates defeated Tony Nero > Chief Crazy Horse defeated Swede Karlson > No DQ Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Mysterious Medics / Notes: Billy & Bad Boy Hines were the special referees for the match between Enrique & Alberto Torres and the Mysterious Medics.

MAY 24, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD SPEEDWAY [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated Jack Vansky > Bobby Hart defeated Pedro Valdez at 11:00 > Johnny Walker & Jim Wilson defeated Tony Nero & Tank Morgan > Ray Gunkel, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Oki Shikina & the Rising Suns > Louie Tillet defeated El Mongol > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Big O (2)* and Dick Steinborn wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: The Big O voluntarily unmasked prior to match and revealed himself as Johnny Valentine. Valentine had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mr. Wrestling on May 10, 1968, in Atlanta. Gentleman X (1) managed the Big O & El Mongol. The match between Louie Tillet and El Mongol was reportedly a bloodbath. There were two referees for the match between Tillet and Mongol. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee on this card. The program for this card mentioned that Bob Armstrong was considering leaving his full-time position as a firefighter. It was announced that Pat O’Connor, Hans Schmidt, Mario Galento, Joyce Grable, the Fabulous Moolah, and the Infernos would be wrestling on the card on May 31, 1968, and that Tarzan Tyler would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MAY 24, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Professional defeated Skandor Akbar > Bob Armstrong & El Mongol defeated Los Toros > Paul DeMarco defeated Dennis Hall / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

MAY 24, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson defeated Earl Maynard > The Great Malenko defeated Doug Somers > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Steve Keirn & Jerry Oates > Bob Sweetan defeated Dennis Stamp > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Ron & Terry Garvin* win title > Southern States Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Brisco* defeated Dusty Rhodes > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw > Lights Out Match: Andre the Giant defeated Bill Watts by countout / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MAY 24, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wayne Cowan defeated El Bracero > The Red Devils defeated Ken Mantell & Dean Ho > Abdullah the Butcher versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ended in a double countout > Ron Bass and Ken Mantell wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Mark Lewin versus the Spoiler ruled a no contest > Mark Lewin and Gary Hart wrestled to a draw at 5:00 / Notes: Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher and the Spoiler.

MAY 24, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage defeated Abe Jacobs at 12:00 > Waldo Von Erich defeated Richard Blood at 7:00 > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated Little Tokyo at 13:00 > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Lars Anderson at 8:00 > Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Ole Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Mr. Wrestling #1 substituted for Black Atlas in the match with Dick Slater.

MAY 24, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The French Angel defeated Paul Ellering > Adrian Adonis & Pez Whatley defeated Hartford Love & Helmut Schmidt > Taped Fist Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rock Hunter > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen / Notes: The French Angel replaced Hartford Love in the match with Paul Ellering, as Love substituted for Wolfgang Schmidt to team with Helmut Schmidt in the match with Adrian Adonis & Pez Whatley. Mr. Wrestling #1 substituted for Rocky Johnson in the match with Abdullah the Butcher. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher & Helmut Schmidt.

MAY 24, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Dusty Rhodes & Mad Dog Vachon > Wahoo McDaniel versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Norvel Austin, Tommy Rich, Bill Howard, and Kurt Von Hess were also advertised.

MAY 24, 1980 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – MID-SOUTH AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton defeated Gerald Finley > Mike Davis and Genichiro Tenryu wrestled to a draw > Tony Atlas defeated the French Angel > Baron Von Raschke defeated Kevin Sullivan > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MAY 24, 1981 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Gibson defeated Jim Duggan > Steve O defeated Bobby Eaton > Bruiser Brody defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ted DiBiase & Austin Idol defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race by disqualification / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Ted DiBiase & Austin Idol.