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Sunday, May 25, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment results from Mexico City, Mexico, on May 24: Super Crazy over Charlie Haas; Mickie James & Maria over Beth Phoenix & Katie; Mr. Kennedy over Paul Burchill; Jeff Hardy over Paul London; Chris Jericho over Lance Cade to retain the Inter-Continental Title; Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly over Sanitino Marella & Carlito to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; John Cena over JBL; and a masked DX team over Snitsky & Umaga. WWE’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO, tonight. Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale tomorrow: 07/02 in Santiago, Chile, at Arena Santiago (RAW); 07/03 in Lima, Peru, at Estadio Nacional (RAW); 07/04 in Panama City, Panama, at the Figali Convention Center (RAW); and 07/05 in San Salvador, El Salvador, at Gimnasio Nacional Adolfo Pineda (RAW). (Rich Tate)

United Championship Wrestling results from Jacksboro, TN, on May 24: Trooper T over Jeff Anderson to retain the UCW Television Title; Scotty Atomic over Chris Sullivan; Edward Idol over J-Mac to retain the UCW Heavyweight Title; the Death Row Inmates over Henry Hoss & the Rip; and Jeff Anderson & Edward Idol over John Justice & Robbie Race by disqualification. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)

Results from the United States Wrestling Organization show on May 23 in Nashville, TN, with 82 in attendance at the always lovely Stadium Inn: New York Gangster & Justin Spade beat Lee Cross & Intern when Spade pinned Intern. Michael Jablonski beat Shane Smalls. Tony Falk puts over that USWO is finishing up their 3rd year in the Stadium Inn which is quite an accomplishment given all of the constant nonsense which goes on around here. Seven (with Charming Charles) vs. T. J. Harley went to a double countout when they brawled on the floor after the power had gone out. A transformer blew but they carried on under the emergency lights for a few minutes. This was for the vacant ATL Championship, so there will be a rematch next week. The lights were out for about 20 minutes but they were going to intermission anyway. Ref Mark Owen happened to have a portable generator with him and hooked up a spotlight to continue the show but the power returned just as he got it all set up. Cowboy Bud Ellis beat Tim Renesto (with Charming Charles). LT Falk & Damien Payne & Cousin Jason X beat Quinton Quarisma & Jay Phoenix & JC Crowe when Payne pinned Phoenix. Post match, Quarisma gave a speech about Phoenix, who is leaving USWO, praising his hard work despite all of the drama in the back. (word is Phoenix could be headed to SAW) Tony Falk says Quarisma & Crowe will defend the USWO tag belts since they do a Freebird thing anyway. USWO Champion Chris Michaels beat Michael Jablonski. Scheduled challenger Mark Anthony was absent, so Jablonski stepped in saying he never got a rematch from his 11/30 title loss to Michaels. One point here saw the middle turnbuckle come off, hitting Michaels in the back of the head and busting him open. Michaels rolled out of a pedigree and pinned Jablonski, who then turned on and viciously attacked Michaels. Jablonski swears off the "Rock Star" persona and returns to being the "Polish Punisher". (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel)

Great Championship Wrestling results from the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, on May 22: Micah Taylor defeated Orion Bishop; The Bruiser defeated Ric King; Johnny Swinger defeated J-Rod; Murder-One defeated Tex Monroe; and Bull Buchanan and David Young defeated Johnny Swinger and Zero Tolerance. (Brian Slack)

Showtime All-Star Wrestling results from Nashville, TN, at the SAW Wrestling Palace from May 22: Shane Eden beat Wayne Atkins, Sigmon beat Drew Haskins, Indian Outlaw DCOR Frank Malone, Mary Elizabeth Monroe beat Hailey Hatred, Lennox Lightfoot beat Larry Cooter, and Rick Santel & Hammerjack beat The Naturals. (Larry Goodman)

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at Chris’ Catering, located at 120 7th Street, in Palmetto, FL, on May 31. Advance tickets are $7, and will be $10 at the door. Bell time is 2:00 PM. Advertised: Jake Hager defends the FCW Heavyweight Title against Ted DiBiase, Jr.; the Empire defends the FCW Tag Team Title against the Puerto Rican Nightmares, with Miss Angela; Kevin Thorn versus Jay Bradley, with Mondo; Heath Miller, Jack Gabriel & Sheamus O’Shaunessy versus Matt Sydal, Gabe Tuft & Big Rob; Victoria & Daisy versus the Bella Twins; Colt Cabana & Atlas DaBone versus Mondo & Mr. Yamamoto; Brad Allen & Taryn Terrell versus Greg Jackson & Roucka; Brandon Groom versus Black Pain, with Bryan Kelly; Charles Evans & Vic Adams versus Tyrone Jones & Sinn Bowdee; Andrew Vein versus Kafu; and Shawn Spears & Mike Kruell versus T.J. Wilson & Rycklon.

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.


Today in Memoriam: D.J. Peterson (33, 1993), Al Dunlop (1995), and Stu McCullum (73, 2003)


MAY 25, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – GEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee – Promoter) > Red Dugan versus Whitey Patterson > John Dameron versus Foy Rivers > George Romanoff versus Bull Schmidt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Eddie Stecher versus Frank Remille > Joe Dillman versus Jack Russell > Spike O’Brien versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > Lloyd Brown versus Smitty Anderson > Bill Collins versus Dan Kellenger > Eddie Elzea versus Gus Pappas / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > No TL Match: Fred Lassiter versus Eddie Elzea / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Sammy Miller versus Whitey Patterson > Joe Woods versus Baron Von Hoffman > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Ross* versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since May 18, 1936.

MAY 25, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Speer defeated Henry Piers by disqualification > Dorv Roche defeated Ernest Kelly > Pierre LaBelle defeated Jacques Bernard

MAY 25, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ATHLETIC FIELD (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Dillon versus Sid Marcus > Art O’Mahoney versus the Red Ace > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Gunther* versus Jack Steele / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The origin of the Southern Junior Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time.

MAY 25, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Barto Hill and Fritz Schnabel wrestled to a draw > Chuck Ross defeated Jack Kelly by disqualification > Chief Thunderbird defeated Ben Bennicasa > Al Massey defeated Wally Greb by countout > The Green Hornet defeated Dick Lever

MAY 25, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Red Dugan versus Mr. X > Bill Collins versus Mile High Ross > Tony Mello & Tommy Ward versus Joe Estes & Joe Harben / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raoul Lopez versus Gorgeous Gilpin > Henry Harrell versus Tex Riley > Nick Carter & Carlos Guzman versus Danny Dusek & Jack Steele / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1956 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jackie Nichols and Jerry Graham wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Jackie Nichols & Rocky Columbo defeated Danny McShain & Jerry Graham / Notes: This is believed to be the first card of a partnership between Marietta and the Atlanta office that lasted through July 1984.

MAY 25, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Harben versus Skull Murphy > Freddie Blassie versus Dickie Gunkel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Whitson defeated Mickey Blassie by disqualification at 14:00 > Mixed Tag Team Match: Mickey Blassie & the Lady Angel defeated Lou Whitson & Margie Ramsey > Freddie Blassie defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Freddie Blassie substituted for Eric Pederson in the match with Bill Dromo.

MAY 25, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Jumbo defeated Charlie Carr > Joe McCarthy and Chief Little Bear wrestled to a draw > Joe Scarpa & the Mighty Jumbo defeated Saul Weingeroff & Kurt Von Brauner

MAY 25, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Eisenburg defeated Pedro Zapata > The Corsicans defeated Billy Hines & Frankie Cain > World Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Kurt & Karl Von Brauner* by disqualification / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. The Von Brauners had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since May 18, 1965.

MAY 25, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Rising Suns defeated Bobby Hart & Silento Rodriguez > Jim Wilson defeated Jack Vansky > Alberto Torres defeated Oki Shikina / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

MAY 25, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Klondike Bill defeated Billy Spears & Krusher Karlson > Dick Steinborn and Guillotine Gordon wrestled to a draw > Jerry Oates defeated Fidel Castillo > Bob Armstrong, Choo-Choo Lynn & El Mongol defeated Mr. X & the Assassins

MAY 25, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears defeated Tiger Conway, Jr. > Bobby Duncum defeated Bill Dromo > Ramon Torres versus Stan Vachon wrestled to a draw > Buddy Colt defeated Norvel Austin > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Danny Hodge* defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > No DQ Match: Bobo Brazil defeated the Sheik > WWWF Heavyweight Title Match: Pedro Morales* defeated Paul Jones > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Jack Brisco & Bill Watts > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Eddie & Mike Graham defeated the Super Infernos* by disqualification > Cadillac versus $8,500: Bob Armstrong defeated Bobby Shane / Notes: Abdullah Farouk managed the Sheik. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos. Pedro Morales had been the reigning WWWF Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ivan Koloff on February 8, 1971, in New York, NY.

MAY 25, 1973 (FRIDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Dick Steinborn – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Oki Shikina versus Koa Tiki > Midget Match: Chris Columbo versus Cecil Strong > Jack Armstrong & Ox Baker versus Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1974 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Ox Baker versus Assassin #2 ruled a no contest > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Royal Kangaroos defeated Ray Candy & El Mongol* to win title > Ted Oates versus the Cougar / Notes: Ted Oates and the Cougar were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

MAY 25, 1974 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Brisco defeated Doug Somers by disqualification > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Dennis Stamp & Steve Keirn > Ron & Terry Garvin versus Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Ron & Terry Garvin and Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MAY 25, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Welch defeated Doug Somers > Art Nelson defeated Derrell Cochran > Bob Sweetan defeated Mike Stallings > Jerry Oates defeated Big John > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Jerry Brisco & Louie Tillet > Battle Royal: Andre the Giant defeated Doug Somers, Art Nelson, Bob Sweetan, Big John, Ole Anderson, Mike Stallings, Jerry Brisco, Jerry Oates, Jack Welch, Gene Anderson, and Derrell Cochran / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

MAY 25, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ervin Smith defeated Karl Von Steiger > Ted & Jerry Oates and Ron Bass & Wayne Cowan wrestled to a draw > Ken Mantell & Dean Ho defeated Greg Valentine & Mitsu Hata > Bob Armstrong defeated the Spoiler > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher and the Spoiler.

MAY 25, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard versus Roberto Soto > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang versus Little Tokyo > Don Kernodle versus Waldo Von Erich > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Jones* versus Dick Slater > World Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MAY 25, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis versus Abdullah the Butcher > Stan Hansen versus Tommy Rich > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. Paul Ellering, John Ruggers, Hartford Love, and Steve Regal were also advertised.

MAY 25, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Roberts defeated Frank Monte > Ray Candy defeated Bill Howard > Bob Armstrong defeated Kurt Von Hess > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated the Masked Superstar > Dusty Rhodes defeated Blackjack Lanza by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel* defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.

MAY 25, 1981 (MONDAY) – HUNTINGTON, WV (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Jim Duggan at 16:23 > Steve O defeated Bobby Eaton at 14:31 > Bruiser Brody defeated Robert Gibson at 2:04 > Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race by disqualification at 27:44 > Ted DiBiase & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts at 42:56 / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Ted DiBiase & Mr. Wrestling #2.

MAY 25, 1984 (FRIDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Horner defeated Bob Roop > Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Jake Roberts > English Rules Match: Tim Horner defeated Les Thornton > Nikolai Volkoff defeated King Kong Bundy > The Road Warriors defeated Ron Garvin & King Konga > Bob Armstrong, Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Ted DiBiase, Arn Anderson & the Spoiler > Hair versus Mask Match: Jimmy Valiant defeated Assassin #2 / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors. Paul Jones managed Assassin #2.