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Writing on the Rasslin’ Riot website, Sal Corrente stated he made contact with both Stan Lane and Jimmy Hart regarding their bookings for the New Generation Wrestling fanfest/legends show held on May 23 in Liberty, SC. Lane denied having any knowledge of the booking. Hart said he spoke to promoter Matt Holder, but never agreed to appear on the show. (Larry Goodman)
Independent Wrestling Network owner Dwayne Bell has informed talent booked for the May 30 show in Columbus, GA, that the show is canceled. Sources stated Bell told the wrestlers that he is not running again until June 13. What exactly is behind the late change is unclear. Dwayne Bell could not reached for his comment. (Larry Goodman)
Tonight, Great Championship Wrestling returns to the Great Skate Center in Phenix City, AL at 7:30. The advertised main event will be a fatal four-way Johnny Swinger vs. David Young vs. Sonny Siaki vs. Bull Buchanan. Also, J-Rod & Tex Monroe defend the GCW tag titles against Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks). Tickets are $15 ringside and $12 general admission. (Brian Slack)
Tickets for the following Total Nonstop Action’s Victory Road PPV event, to be held at the Reliant Arena in Houston, TX, on July 13 go on sale tomorrow. (Rich Tate)
Nashville Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Crossville, TN, on June 5, with a bell time of 8:00 PM. Advertised: Jerry Lawler versus Matt Boyce, with Christopher Love; the Naturals versus the Sheppard Brothers; Shawn Schultz versus Jon Davis; Shane Williams versus Jon Michael; and the Great Ali versus Lani Kealoha. (Thomas Bugg)
On June 7 at 7pm, Full Throttle Wrestling is in Brookwood, AL, at the G.G. Hardin Center. Advertised are the FTW Heavyweight champion Jesse Emerson, FTW tag team champions, Mr. Blur and The Other Guy, Orion Bishop, and Insane Lane. Tickets are $15 ringside and $10 general admission. (Brian Slack)
The National Wrestling Alliance will converge at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on June 7. Initially intended to be simply a taping for the NWA Wrestling Showcase, the event has escalated in scale, including formal inductions of previously named NWA Hall of Fame members, as well as honoring this year’s members as well. Tommy Rich, the Iron Sheik, and the Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton), will be among the 2008 class, and it has been announced that Nikita Koloff and the Corsicans (Joe & Jean) will join them. Already in the Hall of Fame and expected to be honored at the event 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. Also advertised up to this point in regard to matches and/or appearances are as follows: Rich versus Abdullah the Butcher; Phil Shatter, Mikal Judas, and Iceberg in a three-way for the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title; Sid Vicious; and Rob Conway. (Rich Tate)
NWA Top Rope presents their biggest card of the year, "Clash of the Champions" on June 14 in Lebanon, TN, at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Advertised: NWA World Heavyweight Championship, Adam Pearce (c) vs. Boogie Woogie Boy Gary Valiant (with Miss Boogie), NWA Women’s World Championship, MsChif (c) vs. Lexie Fyfe, NWA Top Rope Southern Tag Team Championship, Homicidal Tendencies (Kory Williams & Vic the Bruiser) vs. Tribal Nation (Lennox Lightfoot & Indian Outlaw), NWA Top Rope Junior Heavyweight Championship, Arrick Andrews (c) vs. Kliff Hanger (aka Big Rig Bully), Battle of the Midgets with Little Pappa Pump (with Ernest T) vs. Enigma, and a 10 Man Over the Top Rope Battle Royal where the winner receives a championship match of his choosing. Bell time is 7:00 pm. (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.
Peach State Pandemonium co-host Dan Masters is available for bookings as a ring or television announcer. Masters says he will accept offers from any promotion in the southeast, and as far as Texas. He can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Rich Tate)
Cheap Heat Radio will feature Olly Bradford on its show tonight at 11 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Steve Corino (35), Brian Kendrick (29), and Samu.
Today in Memoriam: Man Mountain Dean (63, 1963)
MAY 29, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > Dave Terrell versus the Masked Marvel > Eddie Wagner versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a preliminary amateur wrestling match and a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.
MAY 29, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD PARK FIGHT ARENA (Bill Corley – Promoter) > Oscar Williamson defeated Tarzan Jordan > Tiny Ruff defeated Tiger Anglin
MAY 29, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (C.W. Bennett – Promoter) > Glenn Cowan versus Johnny Runyon > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson > Ted Radcliffe versus Lon Everett / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 29, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD PARK FIGHT ARENA (Weyman Boyles – Promoter) > John Mauldin defeated Bull Schmidt > Charlie Harben defeated Hans Wagner by disqualification > Oresti Vadalfi defeated Dan Kellenger (2-0)
MAY 29, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marshall Blackstock defeated Jim Coffield at 19:00 > Roland Kirchmeyer and George Koverly wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Pete Sauer defeated Yousef Mahmout at 21:00 (2-1) / Notes: Jim Coffield substituted for Chief Chewacki in the match with Marshall Blackstock.
MAY 29, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > John Mauldin versus Glenn Cowan > Billy Rayburn versus Scotty Sullivan > Sammy Miller versus the Satin Kid / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 29, 1939 (MONDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Dugan versus Young Gotch > Tony Papalino versus Billy Michaels > George Romanoff versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 29, 1945 (TUESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Roland Kirchmeyer & Al Massey defeated Jack Dillon & Babe Zaharias > Pat Kelly defeated George Romanoff
MAY 29, 1959 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McClarty versus Gypsy Joe > Don McClarty & Dickie Gunkel versus Freddie Blassie & Gypsy Joe > Paul Anderson versus Skull Murphy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 29, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) / Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no information has been found.
MAY 29, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Fran Gravette defeated Rose Mullins > Mixed Tag Team Match: Mark Stone & Rose Mullins defeated Tony Barbetta & Fran Gravette > Andre Drapp & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Bulldog Lawley
MAY 29, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated Prince Kalani by disqualification > Derrell Cochran defeated George Harris > Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler / Notes: Prince Kalani substituted for Greg Peterson in the match with Silento Rodriguez.
MAY 29, 1964 (FRIDAY) – FOREST PARK, GA – KAWANA ATHLETIC FIELD (Les Wolfe – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Ann Casey versus Andrea Swenson > Buddy Fuller versus Sputnik Monroe > Joe Scarpa & Lester Welch versus Kurt & Karl Von Brauner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.
MAY 29, 1965 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Pedro Zapata > Buddy Fuller & Jesse James defeated Bob Dalton & George Harris / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.
MAY 29, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Smith versus Kurt Von Steiger > Greg Peterson versus Bob Dalton > Pedro Zapata versus Buddy Fuller > Mario Galento versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest / Notes: Aside from the match between Mario Galento and Chief Little Eagle, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
MAY 29, 1969 (THURSDAY) – MACON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco defeated Tim Geohagen > The Kentuckians defeated Tony Nero & Tom Bradley / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card. This was for the locally televised “Macon Championship Wrestling”, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.
MAY 29, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Valdez defeated Chati Yokuchi > Bob Armstrong & the Challenger defeated Randy & Rip Tyler > Georgia Television Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel and Joe Scarpa ruled a no contest > Karl Von Stroheim defeated Professor Kimura > Leo Garibaldi & El Mongol defeated Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt > No TL Match: Doug Gilbert defeated Bill Miller / Notes: This card was scheduled to occur at the Lakewood Speedway, but it was moved to the Sports Arena due to inclement weather. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt & Karl Von Stroheim. Following the match between Leo Garibaldi & El Mongol and O’Dell & Colt, Professor Kimura charged the ring and attacked the latter two men. The match between Nick Bockwinkel and Joe Scarpa was to determine a champion for the vacant title, but because of the finish, the title remained vacant pending a rematch set for June 5, 1970. Assassin #2 had previously been the champion, but the title was declared vacant on May 23, 1970, as he had been suspended. Tim Geohagen was the special referee for the match. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card.
MAY 29, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Vicky Williams defeated Toni Rose > The Professional defeated the Red Demon (1) > Rocket & Flash Monroe versus Kubla Khan & El Mongol ended in a double disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. During the match between the Professional defeated the Red Demon, the Pro removed the Demon’s mask, but he was unable to be identified as he raced from the ring.
MAY 29, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD FAIRGROUNDS [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Bill Bowman versus John Black > Oki Shikina versus the Avenger > Joe Turner versus Koa Tiki > World Light Heavyweight Title Match: the Golden Gladiator* versus Randy Curtis > Jack Armstrong & Ox Baker versus Ron Pritchard & Argentina Apollo > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Rock Hunter & Assassin #2* versus Ray Candy & El Mongol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mr. X managed Bill Bowman and Joe Turner. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.
MAY 29, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch defeated Rick Ferrara > Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Tony Romano > Leon Ogle & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Bill White & Otto Von Heller > Bobby Shane defeated Derrell Cochran > Bill Dromo & Bobo Brazil defeated Bobby Duncum & Bill Watts > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco defeated Harley Race* by disqualification
MAY 29, 1976 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leon Ogle defeated Mitsu Hata > Dean Ho defeated Yasu Fuji > Ken Mantell & Roy Lee Welch defeated the Red Devils > Dean Ho defeated Moondog Mayne / Notes: Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.
MAY 29, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Irwin and Roger Howell wrestled to a draw > Ted Allen defeated Billy Starr > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Rock Hunter > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Stan Hansen defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification / Notes: Mr. Wrestling #1 substituted for Paul Jones in the match with Rock Hunter. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. Hunter was barred from ringside during the match between Abdullah and Stan Hansen. Ken Dillinger and Bryan St. John were also advertised.
MAY 29, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Norvel Austin defeated Charlie Fulton > Jerry Roberts defeated Frank Monte > Ray Candy & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Doug Somers & Kurt Von Hess > Bob Armstrong defeated the Masked Superstar > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel* defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed the Masked Superstar.
MAY 29, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gerald Finley versus Joe Powell > Bob Sweetan versus Mike Sharpe > Mike Davis versus Jim Nelson > Jay Strongbow versus Ernie Ladd > Austin Idol versus Baron Von Raschke / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MAY 29, 1982 (SATURDAY) – HUNTINGTON, WV (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Stevens and El Mongol wrestled to a draw > Michael Hayes defeated Ole Anderson > The Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer defeated Bob Armstrong & Kevin Sullivan > John Studd versus Leroy Brown ended in a double countout > Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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