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Thursday, June 5, 2008


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Peach State Pandemonium returned to the air on Wednesday night. This is a new day and time slot for the program, which airs each Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET. This episode featured Tommy Rich, Dennis Condrey, and David Marquez, as well as Les Thatcher. Click here for the archive. (Rich Tate)

Great Championship Wrestling returns to Phenix City, AL, at the GR8 SK8 Plex tonight with a start time of 7:30pm. Advertised: David Young versus Sonny Siaki, and Hot Like Lava will defend the GCW Tag Team Title against J-Rod and Tex Monroe. GCW Heavyweight Champion Johnny Swinger, Micah Taylor, Scotty Beach, and The Bruiser are also advertised. (Larry Goodman)

NAWA Ring Champions will be at the National Guard Armory in Rome, GA, tonight. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Advertised: Tommy Rich versus Air Paris; in the semi-finals for the NAWA Heavyweight Title, Jason Valentine versus Waylon Rhodes and Mark Pain versus Bulldog Raines; the Exotic Ones versus HCP; and a “cruiserweight scramble” featuring Kid Ego, Tyler Smith, Chris Lightning, and Lamar Phillips. (Rich Tate)

Nashville Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Crossville, TN, tonight, 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)

Florida Championship Wrestling results from New Port Richey, FL, on June 3: Brad Allen & Nic Nemeth, with Taryn Terrell, over Colt Cabana & Mr. Yamamoto; Tyrone Jones over Kevin Kiley; Kafu over Andrew Vein; Jay Bradley & Mondo over Greg Jackson & Lupe Martinez; Atlas DaBone over Ted DiBiase, Jr.; Sinn Bowdee over Gabe Tuft; Eric Perez & Eddie Colon over Jack Gabriel & Sheamus O’Shaunessy; and Jake Hager over T.J. Wilson to retain the FCW Heavyweight Title. FCW will be at the Jewish Community Center in Port Richey, FL, on June 7. Advertised: Hager defends the FCW Heavyweight Title against DaBone; Perez & Colon versus Gabriel & O’Shaunessy; and a falls count anywhere match featuring Jones versus Afa, Jr. (Rich Tate)

Tickets for the following Total Nonstop Action events go on sale tomorrow: July 19 in Monroe, LA, at the Monroe Civic Center; and July 20 in Little Rock, AR, at the AllTell Arena. TNA has also announced the following events: July 14 in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios; July 15 in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios; July 25 in Fayetteville, AR, at the Crown Center Coliseum; July 27 in Kenansville, NC, at the Duplin County Center; July 28 in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios; July 29 in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios; August 11 in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios; and August 12 in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios. (Rich Tate)

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, Nikita Koloff, the Corsicans (Joe & Jean), Ric Flair, and the Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton), will be among the 2008 class. According to David Marquez, the entire 2008 class will be present at the event, with the exception of Ric Flair. Flair was planning on attending, but World Wrestling Entertainment nixed those plans on Wednesday. He also said all living inductees from previous years would be in attendance. 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; Mike DiBiase defends the NWA North American Heavyweight Title against Idol Stevens; Sean Waltman & Blue Demon, Jr., will team to wrestle; and Sid Vicious and Rob Conway are also scheduled to appear. (Rich Tate)

Fusion Tradition Wrestling will be at the Mega Marketplace in McMinnville, TN, on June 7, with a bell time of 7:00 PM. Tickets are $8, but kids 6-10 are admitted for $6. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Advertised: BCI defends the FTW Tag Team Title against ELE in a dog collar match; Also advertised are the Cult of Personality, Mary Kelly, Patrick Colvett, Ronin, and Rocky McDaniel. (Rich Tate)

Prime Time Pro Wrestling is moving their June 13 event in Manchester, GA, at the Community Center to June 21. According to Billy Roper of PTPW, the building is rented out for an event on the 14th and needed the 13th to set up. PTPW is going to run back-to-back Saturdays with a return date at the Community Center of June 28. (Larry Goodman)

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the following events: July 26 in Wheeling, WV, at the WesBanco Arena; August 1 in Springfield, IL, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center; August 4 in Knoxville, TN, at the Thompson-Boling Arena; August 8 in Wildwood, NJ, at the Wildwoods Convention Center; August 9 in Syracuse, NY, at the War Memorial at Oncenter; August 11 in Reading, PA, at the Sovereign Center; August 23 in New York, NY, at Madison Square Garden; August 24 in Bethlehem, PA, at the Stabler Arena; September 15 in Memphis, TN, at the FedEx Forum; and September 22 in Cincinnati, OH, at the US Bank Arena. (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.


Jimmy Rave won his second match in the New Japan Pro Wrestling Super Juniors Tournament. On June 4 in a sold out Toyama Techno Hall, Rave pinned Tetsuya Naito in 8:01 with Rock the World to go to 2-0 in the tournament. (Larry Goodman)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Simon Dean, who turns 36 today.

Today in Memoriam: Ivan Kalmikoff (78, 1996) and Cobrita (2006).


JUNE 5, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson > Bill Crussell versus Wayne Coleman > Winner-Take-All Match: Lloyd Brown versus Smitty Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a preliminary match, but no details were provided following the card.

JUNE 5, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD PARK FIGHT ARENA (Bill Corley – Promoter) > Eddie Wagner defeated Jimmy Hope > A.K. Bell defeated Curley Baker > George Harben defeated Tom Malloy / Notes: Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee for this card. Following the card, it was reported that Ruff got involved in a scuffle with George Harben during the match with Tom Malloy, and that both men would wrestle each other on an upcoming card. That match ultimately took place on June 12, 1933.

JUNE 5, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD PARK WALKATHON BUILDING (Weyman Boyles – Promoter) > Ambrose Cole and Elmo Glenn wrestled to a draw > Billy Lolas and Chief Barefoot wrestled to a draw > Bill Collins defeated Pancho Villa (2-0) > Oresti Vadalfi defeated Foots Foster (2-0) / Notes: Due to rain, the matches were moved from the outdoor Lakewood Park Fight Arena to this venue. Jay Jarvis was credited as being a referee for this card.

JUNE 5, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marshall Blackstock defeated Chief Chewacki by disqualification > Paul Harper and Roland Kirchmeyer wrestled to a draw > Joe Cox defeated Dick Raines by disqualification (2-1)

JUNE 5, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Billy Rayburn versus John Dameron > George Wagner defeated John Mauldin > Sammy Miller versus Baron Von Hoffman / Notes: Aside from the match between George Wagner and John Mauldin, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. There was no referee for the match between Sammy Miller and Baron Von Hoffman.

JUNE 5, 1939 (MONDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Billy Michaels versus Son Almand > Tony Papalino versus Bad Boy Brown > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Honey Boy Hackney* versus Jack McAdams / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to how Honey Boy Hackney came to be recognized as Southern Light Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Jack McAdams defending the title against Red Dugan on May 11, 1939, in Atlanta.

JUNE 5, 1943 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Mauldin defeated Joe Estes > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated John Grandovich > Cowboy Luttrall & the Black Panther defeated Freddie Blassie & Ralph Garibaldi / Notes: The match between Cowboy Luttrall & the Black Panther and Freddie Blassie & Ralph Garibaldi was reportedly the first tag team event where only two wrestlers were in the ring simultaneously, as opposed to having all men involved. The latter style would later become traditionally known as a “tornado” match. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.

JUNE 5, 1948 (SATURDAY) – STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward defeated Mr. X > Tony Mello defeated Henry Piers / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

JUNE 5, 1950 (MONDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Coulter & Gorgeous Gilpin defeated Bobby Lane & Honey Boy Hannigan > Red O'Shocker and Karl Kowalski wrestled to a draw

JUNE 5, 1959 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Catherine Simpson versus Joanne Pence > Ray Gunkel & Don McClarty versus Skull Murphy & Gypsy Joe > Red Dugan versus Skull Murphy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 5, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mark Stone versus Doug Kinslow > Women’s Mixed Tag Team Match: Rita Cortez & Darling Dagmar versus Baby Cheryl & the Fabulous Moolah > Marco Polo versus Tiny Evans > Jerry Graham versus Prince Kalani / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 5, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Prince Kalani defeated Tony Barbetta > Women’s Match: Fran Gravette defeated Rose Mullins > Mark Stone & Pedro Godoy versus Andre Drapp & Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest

JUNE 5, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated George Bell > Dick Steinborn defeated George Harris > International Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler* by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 1,380 were in attendance for this card. It is unclear as to how Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler came to be recognized as International Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle defeating them to win the title on April 27, 1963, in Atlanta.

JUNE 5, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK [P] (Les Wolfe – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Bavarian Boys defeated Dick Dunn & Red Roberts > Wildman Phillips defeated Chief Little Bear > The Scufflin’ Hillbillies defeated Johnny Heidman & Red Steiner > Women’s Match: Ann Casey defeated Cora Combs > Buddy Fuller defeated Lenny Montana > Joe Scarpa defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification > Sputnik Monroe defeated Argentina Rocca / Notes: Ann Casey and Cora Combs substituted for Bette Boucher and the Fabulous Moolah, who were initially scheduled to wrestle each other. Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him. It was announced that George Harris and Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JUNE 5, 1965 (SATURDAY) – CARROLLTON, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated Pedro Zapata > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento defeated Millie Zec > Mixed Tag Team Match: Joe Scarpa, Jesse James & Millie Zec defeated Charlie Carr, Pedro Zapata & Barbara Galento > Joe Scarpa defeated Charlie Carr / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

JUNE 5, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Eisenburg versus Tony Baillargeon > Bob Dalton & George Harris defeated Greg Peterson & Jerry Miller > Tony Borne defeated Red Roberts > Joe Scarpa & Jesse James versus the Corsicans > Mario Galento defeated Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Leo Newman managed Tony Borne. Joe Scarpa & Jesse James and the Corsicans were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Bob Eisenburg and Tony Baillargeon, but no results were reported after the card.

JUNE 5, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Buddy Colt defeated Professor Kimura > Doug Gilbert and El Mongol wrestled to a draw > Paul DeMarco defeated the Challenger > Georgia Television Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel defeated Joe Scarpa to win title > Lights Out Match: Nick Bockwinkel defeated Tim Geohagen by disqualification > Lights Out Match: Leo Garibaldi defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Paul DeMarco won his match when he turned the Challenger’s mask around, and taking advantage of his temporary lack of vision. The match between Nick Bockwinkel and Joe Scarpa was a rematch from May 29, 1970. It was to determine a champion for the vacant title, but because of the finish on May 29, 1970, 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. It was announced that the Gladiator would be wrestling in Atlanta on June 12, 1970. During Bockwinkel’s match with Tim Geohagen, Scarpa charged the ring and attacked Bockwinkel, bringing the match to an end.

JUNE 5, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt and Kubla Khan wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto & Klondike Bill defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe by disqualification > The Professional defeated Fidel Castillo / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

JUNE 5, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Ted Oates versus Dizzy McShain > John Black versus the Avenger > Wayne Cowan versus Bearcat Wilkerson > Randy Curtis & Koa Tiki versus Krusher Karlson & Oki Shikina > European Junior Heavyweight Title Match: John Foley* versus Dick Steinborn > World Light Heavyweight Title Match: the Golden Gladiator* versus Argentina Apollo > Round Robin Tag Team Tournament: Ray Candy & El Mongol versus Rock Hunter & Assassin #2 versus Jack Armstrong & Ox Baker > Battle Royal featuring Happy Humphrey participated / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $3,000 and the battle royal was $2,000. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

JUNE 5, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch defeated Medic #1 > Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Bill White > Billy Spears defeated Rick Ferrara > Bob Orton, Jr., and Sputnik Monroe wrestled to a draw > Leon Ogle & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bobby Shane & Billy Spears > Lumberjack Match: Bill Dromo defeated Bill Watts

JUNE 5, 1977 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto and the French Angel wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Handicap Match: Waldo Von Erich defeated Don Kernodle & Abe Jacobs at 11:00 > Tony Atlas defeated Lars Anderson at 11:00 > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Dick Slater at 13:00 > World Tag Team Title versus Mask Match (DQ Rule Waived / No CO): Ole & Gene Anderson* and Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: Bearcat Wright managed Dick Slater.

JUNE 5, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mad Dog Martin defeated Billy Starr > Rick Martel defeated Helmut Schmidt > King Kong Mosca defeated Adrian Adonis > Pez Whatley defeated the French Angel > Stan Hansen, Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Ole Anderson, Rock Hunter & Abdullah the Butcher ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher & Helmut Schmidt.

JUNE 5, 1979 (TUESDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Roberts defeated Mike Hammer > Norvel Austin defeated Bill Howard > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Rocket Monroe & the Masked Superstar > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Wahoo McDaniel* defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed the Masked Superstar.

JUNE 5, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gilbert versus Genichiro Tenryu > Austin Idol versus Baron Von Raschke > Lars Anderson versus the French Angel > Tommy Rich, Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas versus Bob Sweetan, Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff / Notes: Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

JUNE 5, 1981 (FRIDAY) – CLAYTON, GA – HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Sharpe versus Jim Duggan > Tommy Rich & Ted DiBiase versus Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Tommy Rich & Ted DiBiase.

JUNE 5, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol defeated Pete Martin > Kevin Sullivan defeated Tom Prichard > Michael Hayes defeated the Masked Superstar > National Tag Team Title Match: Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated John Studd & the Super Destroyer* by disqualification > Cage Match: Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Pete Martin substituted for Bobby Garrett in the match with El Mongol, and Tom Prichard substituted for Chick Donovan in the match with Kevin Sullivan.

JUNE 5, 1983 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > National Heavyweight Title Tournament: Larry Zbyszko defeated Brett Wayne; Tommy Rich defeated the Super Destroyer; the Masked Superstar defeated Ray Candy; Paul Ellering versus Ole Anderson ended in a double disqualification; Stan Hansen defeated Pat Rose; Ron Garvin defeated Mike Starbuck; Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bob Roop; Arn Anderson defeated Mark Hill; Pez Whatley defeated Tracey Stohrer; Killer Brooks defeated Joe Lightfoot; Zbyszko defeated Rich by countout; the Iron Sheik defeated Garvin; Wrestling #2 defeated Anderson; Sawyer defeated Whatley; Dick Murdoch defeated Brooks; Zbyszko defeated Superstar by countout; Hansen defeated Sheik; Sawyer versus Murdoch ended in a double disqualification; Zbyszko defeated Hansen by countout; Zbyszko defeated Wrestling #2 to win title / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Arn Anderson and the Iron Sheik.

JUNE 5, 1984 (TUESDAY) – GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Thornton versus Tim Horner ruled a no contest > The Spoiler defeated Tommy Rogers > Nikolai Volkoff defeated King Kong Bundy > Ted DiBiase defeated Brad Armstrong by disqualification > Jake Roberts & the Road Warriors defeated Ron Garvin, King Konga & Sweet Brown Sugar > Battle Royal: Tim Horner (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.