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World Wrestling Entertainment results from the World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO, on May 27: Big Show over Tommy Dreamer; Kofi Kingston over Mike Knox; Chavo Guerrero, Jr., over CM Punk; and Kane over John Morrison and the Miz by disqualification. For SmackDown spoiler results from the same event to be broadcast on May 30, click here. (Rich Tate)
Total Nonstop Action spoiler results from Orlando, FL, on May 27, to be broadcast on June 5, click here. (Rich Tate)
Prime Time Pro Wrestling will be at the Community Center in Manchester, GA, on May 31, with an event and a festival for kids. The ninety-minute “Kids Fest”, featuring clowns, games, and prizes, begins at 5:30 PM. Bell time for the matches is 8:00 PM, and doors open at 7:00. Advertised: Chris Stevens versus Mr. Hughes; Ron Stalker versus Thomas Britain; A.J. Steele versus Big Beef Simmons; Colt Derringer versus Brokishi; Ash & El Loco, Jr., versus the Southside Trash; and Dustin Powers versus Chick Donovan. Call (706) 570-3978 for more information. (Rich Tate)
Power Pro Wrestling will be at the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, on May 31. Bell time is 7:30 PM, and doors open at 6:30. Children 5 and under are admitted free, while children 6-12 get in for $3. Front row tickets are $10. All other seating is $8. Advance tickets will be discounted by $2, and can be purchased up to 6:00 PM on May 30 by calling (770) 883-1064, (770) 823-5044, or (404) 805-6666. Advertised: Frankie Valentine, J-Rod, Bulldog Raines, Chris Lightning, Cameron Valentine, Billy Knight, Lamar Phillips, Chris Ganz, Josh Stone, and Brian Alexander. (Rich Tate)
Rob Roy McCoy returns for the Showtime All-Star Wrestling television taping on June 6. Also scheduled for the taping are the Naturals, Kid Kash, and Cassidy Riley. Jerry Lynn will be in for the June 20 taping. The TV show is back online again with episode 42 here along with other exclusive footage. It's also back up at the SuperStation. (Larry Goodman)
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 Brian Danovich on its show tonight at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
Cheap Heat Radio will feature Olly Bradford on its show on May 29 at 11 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
Our own Dan Masters traveled to Texas with Vordell Walker over the holiday weekend, where Walker appeared for various promotions. He had a match with Mike DiBiase for the Professional Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title, and thanks to Michael Durden, you can click here for the first of a three-part video series of the match. Masters appears as the ring announcer. (Rich Tate)
Matthew Beasley is looking for work as an announcer for promotions in west Georgia and surrounding areas. He can be contacted via email at email@example.com. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Barry O, who turns 50 today.
Today in Memoriam: Johnny Rougeau (54, 1983), Dientes Hernandez (79, 1988), and the Spider (22, 2005)
MAY 28, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Spike O’Brien defeated Ronnie McDuffie > Son Almand defeated Jack Russell
MAY 28, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Wayne Coleman versus Chippewa Charlie > Don Rainey versus Bulldog Mallory > Joe Ferona versus Paddy Nolan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 28, 1940 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wright and Jim Henry wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre and Dorv Roche wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Steele* defeated Cowboy Luttrall / Notes: Ray Steele had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bronko Nagurski in St. Louis, MO, on March 7, 1940. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.
MAY 28, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack McAdams defeated Bob Crutchfield > John Grandovich defeated Rudy Strongberg > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Roland Kirchmeyer
MAY 28, 1949 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre versus Tom Mahoney > Bill Collins versus Lester Welch > Al Massey versus Rex Mobley > Man versus Animal Handicap Match: Ginger the Bear defeated Joe Kirkland & the Green Shadow > Boxing Match: Nick Carter defeated Lozano Martinez by KO in sixth round / Notes: Aside from the match between Nick Carter and Lozano Martinez, as well as the match between Ginger the Bear and Joe Kirkland & the Green Shadow, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
MAY 28, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Barbetta versus Bulldog Lawley > Pedro Godoy versus Andre Drapp > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* versus Fran Gravette > Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964.
MAY 28, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle defeated Tito Kopa > George Harris & Lenny Montana defeated Bob Eisenburg & Silento Rodriguez > World Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Tyler* defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Tarzan Tyler had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dick Steinborn on May 10, 1963, in Atlanta.
MAY 28, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Baillargeon defeated Pedro Zapata > George Harris & Bob Dalton defeated Jerry Miller & Jesse James > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento defeated Millie Zec > Chief Little Eagle defeated Kurt Von Steiger > World Tag Team Title Match: Kurt & Karl Von Brauner* defeated Ray Gunkel & Lester Welch > Frankie Cain & Greg Peterson versus the Corsicans > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Fuller defeated Mario Galento* to win title / Notes: Frankie Cain & Greg Peterson and the Corsicans were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. The Von Brauners had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since May 18, 1965. Rocky Marciano was the special referee for the match between Buddy Fuller and Mario Galento. Mario Galento had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta. It was reported that Stanley Weston and Bob Verlin of Wrestling Illustrated magazine would be in attendance. It was announced that Joe Scarpa and Tony Borne, the latter with manager Leo Newman, would be wrestling on the card on June 4, 1965.
MAY 28, 1966 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Nero versus Chief Crazy Horse > Ken Yates versus Louie Tillet > Bobby Shane & Dick Steinborn versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 28, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Patti Neilson defeated Joyce Grable > Jim Wilson defeated Tank Morgan > Louie Tillet defeated El Mongol / Notes: Gentleman X (1) managed El Mongol.
MAY 28, 1969 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Hall defeated Tony Nero > Women’s Tag Team Match: Bette & Rita Boucher defeated Vivian Vance & Toni Rose > El Mongol defeated Professional #2 by disqualification > Bill Dromo defeated the Professional by disqualification
MAY 28, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kubla Khan defeated Billy Spears > Women’s Tag Team Match: Vicky Williams & Sharon Joyce defeated Toni Rose & the Black Venus > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol* defeated Guillotine Gordon > Dick Steinborn, Klondike Bill & the Professional defeated Buddy Colt & the Assassins / Notes: Sharon Joyce substituted for Donna Christianello to team with Vicky Williams in the match with Toni Rose & the Black Venus. El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel in a tournament final on February 5, 1971, in Atlanta. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. It was announced that Freddie Blassie and Bobo Brazil would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Vicky Williams participated in an autograph session for fans.
MAY 28, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD FAIRGROUNDS (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Ted Oates versus Wayne Cowan > Charlie Cook & Ron Pritchard versus Crusher Verdu & the Mighty Yankee > El Mongol versus the Missouri Mauler > Thunderbolt Patterson & Assassin #2 versus the Royal Kangaroos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu, the Missouri Mauler, and the Mighty Yankee.
MAY 28, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Sweetan defeated Steve Keirn > Bob Armstrong defeated Doug Somers > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Pat O’Connor & Dennis Stamp > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Louie Tillet* defeated Pat Patterson > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson defeated Jerry Brisco* to win title > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated the Great Malenko > Handicap Tag Team Match: Robert Fuller & Andre the Giant defeated Ron, Terry & Jimmy Garvin / Notes: Jerry Oates was the special referee for the match between Robert Fuller & Andre the Giant and Ron, Terry & Jimmy Garvin.
MAY 28, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skip Young defeated Yasu Fuji > Jerry Oates and Ron Bass wrestled to a draw > Ted Oates versus Wayne Cowan ruled a no contest > Dean Ho defeated Greg Valentine > Ken Mantell defeated Stan Stasiak > Gary Hart, Abdullah the Butcher & the Spoiler defeated Mark Lewin, Dusty Rhodes & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher and the Spoiler.
MAY 28, 1977 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Slater defeated Terry Gibbs > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Charlie Fulton > Tape: Dusty Rhodes versus Dory Funk, Jr. > Waldo Von Erich defeated Wayne Rogers > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Bill Howard > Tape: Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Angelo Poffo & the Great Mephisto / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bearcat Wright managed Dick Slater.
MAY 28, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Carl Fergie > Mike Stallings defeated Frank Monte > Ray Candy defeated Doug Somers > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed the Masked Superstar.
MAY 28, 1979 (MONDAY) – TATE, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no details have been found.
MAY 28, 1981 (THURSDAY) – COPPERHILL, TN – COPPER BASIN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Powell and Pat Rose wrestled to a draw > Ted Oates defeated Gypsy Joe > Ricky & Robert Gibson defeated Bobby Eaton & Bryan St. John > Steve O defeated Ken Patera by disqualification
MAY 28, 1982 (FRIDAY) – GAINESVILLE, FL (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong and Tom Prichard wrestled to a draw > Leroy Brown versus John Studd ruled a no contest > Michael Hayes & Brad Armstrong defeated Ray Stevens & the Super Destroyer > Tommy Rich versus Buzz Sawyer ruled a no contest
MAY 28, 1983 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – “WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Orndorff versus Larry Zbyszko ruled a no contest > National Television Title Match: the Iron Sheik defeated Ron Garvin to win title / Notes: During the match between Paul Orndorff and Larry Zbyszko, both Tommy Rich and Killer Brooks interfered, bringing an end to the match. Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik.
MAY 28, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Iron Sheik defeated Brett Wayne > Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop > Ray Candy & Pez Whatley defeated Destruction, Inc., by disqualification > Dick Murdoch and Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff defeated Larry Zbyszko & Killer Brooks / Notes: Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik and Destruction, Inc.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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