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Sunday, June 8, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Results from the June 7 National Wrestling Alliance Showcase/60th Anniversary show in Atlanta, GA, at Philips Arena with a crowd of 2,500-3,000: Mike DiBiase beat Idol Stevens to retain the NWA North American Title, Iceberg (with the Reverend) beat Shatter (with Jeff G. Bailey) and Mikal Judas in a three-way to retain the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title. Jim Cornette was the MC for the Hall of Fame inductions. They forgot to mention Flair. I kid you not. Tommy Rich vs. Abdullah the Butcher (with John Cheatam) was ruled a no contest, Sean Waltman & Blue Demon Jr. beat Rob Conway & Carl Ouelette, Mike Quackenbush beat Ricky Vega with submission to retain the NWA World Lightweight Title, Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre) beat the Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas) and Real American Heroes (Joey Ryan & Karl Anderson) in an elimination match to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles, Sid Vicious destroyed Playas Club (Davey Boy Bling & Juicy Justin Corino), Rock n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated the Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton with Jim Cornette). Click here for a full report. There is a link in the notes below to an audio interview Rich Tate and I had with NWA Executive Director Robert Trobich immediately following the event. (Larry Goodman)

Ring of Honor results from Philadelphia, PA, on June 7: Kevin Steen & El Generico over Jigsaw & Ruckus; Claudio Castagnoli over Davey Richards; Brent Albright, Pelle Primeau & Delirious over Adam Pearce, Eddie Edwards & Chris Hero; Roderick Strong over Erick Stevens; Nigel McGuinness over Go Shiozaki to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Title; Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black over Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries to retain the ROH World Tag Team Title; Jigsaw over Eddie Kingston; and Necro Butcher over Jay Briscoe in a falls count anywhere match. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce appeared, stating he would be defending his title on future ROH events. It was announced ROH planned to return to Philadelphia on September 20. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action’s Slammiversary PPV will be at the DeSoto County Civic Center in Southaven, MS, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Robert Roode, Christian Cage, Booker T, and Rhino, in a King of the Mountain match, with Kevin Nash as referee; Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles; LAX defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Team 3-D; Petey Williams defends the TNA X Division Title against Kaz; Gail Kim, Roxxi Laveaux & ODB versus the Beautiful People; Awesome Kong with an open challenge; the Jay Lethal-So Cal Val wedding, and an appearance by American Idol’s Ace Young. George Steele, Jake Roberts, Kamala, and Koko Ware are expected to appear as groomsmen. There is a link below in the notes that contains a conversation between Dave Meltzer and I previewing this event. (Rich Tate)

Global Championship Wrestling results from June 7 at the Palmerdale Community Center in Palmerdale, AL: Antonio Garza defeated the debuting Frankie Valentine. Joey Lightning defeated Soul Crusher. Theodore Tutwiler III w/Attorney Howard C Cross defeated the debuting Kodiak. The Inhuman Fly defeated Night Prowler. Scum Kritter defeated The Mad Russian. The Playmakers, Jason Phoenix and Adam Jacobs, defeated "Wild Thing" Will Owens and "The Memorymaker" Cecil Pleazing. David Young and Veronica Fairchild defeated Maddog Dan Sawyer and Genni Right. (Brian Slack)

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, CA, tonight. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the H.P. Pavilion in San Jose, CA, tonight. Click here for spoiler results for this week’s SmackDown/ECW broadcasts from last night’s events in Fresno, CA. (Rich Tate)

June 6 United States Wrestling Organization results from Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn. Attendance was 66 (CMA Music Festival was going on at the Stadium). New York Gangster beat Convict, Quinton Quarisma & J.C. Crowe beat Dyronic & Justin Spade when Quarisma pinned Dyronic,Se7en (with Charming Charles) beat Psycho Medic (first match in USWO since 2004), Tim Renesto (with Charming Charles) beat Cousin Jason X, USWO Tag Team Champions L.T. Falk & Damien Payne beat Shane Smalls & Lee Cross when Payne pinned Smalls. Post-match, Quarisma & Crowe ran in and beat down the champs, demanding a title match. Andy Douglas beat USWO Champion Mark Anthony (with Charming Charles) by DQ when Charles hit Douglas with his cane. Renesto came in to help attack Douglas until Falk & Payne made the save. (Larry Goodman)

Down South Hardcore Wrestling will be at the Howard Coffin Park Gym in Brunswick, GA, on July 19. (Thomas Bugg)

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.


Larry Goodman and I spoke with Robert Trobich, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Alliance, immediately following the NWA event at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday night. I also talked with the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer earlier, previewing tonight’s Slammiversary PPV event from Total Nonstop Action, as well as the fiasco that is the Hogan family. Click here for the audio. (Rich Tate)

The annual reunion of the Cauliflower Alley Club takes place Monday through Wednesday in Las Vegas, NV, with J.J. Dillon serving as the master of ceremonies. Aside from the usual festivities, several people will be honored for their contributions to the wrestling business. Orville Brown will be honored with the Posthumous Award, which goes to people who, for one reason or another, were not honored by the CAC during their lifetimes. Ron Garvin, Butcher Vachon, Bret Hart, Betty Niccoli, Pat Patterson, Scott Teal, Haruka Eigen, and Steve Williams are also being honored. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Tatanka, who turns 47 today.


JUNE 8, 1926 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Manly defeated F.H. McWhorter > Dick Daviscourt defeated Charles Rentrop > Jim Londos defeated Pete Sauer / Notes: There was also reportedly a boxing match on this card, but it is not documented.

JUNE 8, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Young Londos defeated Pete Rogers > Spike O’Brien defeated Jack Russell > Bill Crussell defeated Son Almand

JUNE 8, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Billy Rayburn versus the Satin Kid > Tarzan Jordan defeated Joe Wolfe > George Romanoff defeated Baron Von Hoffman by disqualification / Notes: Billy Rayburn and the Satin Kid were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Referee Red Carlton disqualified Baron Von Hoffman in his match with George Romanoff for using flypaper on the latter’s whiskers.

JUNE 8, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Wyckoff and Henry Piers wrestled to a draw > Frank Sexton defeated Dick Lever > Ray Villmer defeated Marshall Blackstock / Notes: This would turn out to be the final card promoted by Frank Speer, as he unexpectedly died on June 10, 1938.

JUNE 8, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ATHLETIC FIELD (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Collins versus Jimmie Goodrich > Mike Cassidy & Jack Dillon versus Joe Gunther & Tsutoo Higami / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 8, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Barto Hill and Wally Greb wrestled to a draw > Chuck Ross defeated Ben Bennicasa by disqualification > Dick Lever and Chief Thunderbird wrestled to a draw > The Green Hornet defeated Jack Dillon > Boxing Match: Al Massey defeated Babe Zaharias by KO in sixth round

JUNE 8, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Charley Laye versus Big Boy Williams > Henry Piers versus Mile High Ross > Tony Mello versus Sailor Parker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 8, 1950 (THURSDAY) – DECATUR, GA – DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Blackstock versus Roy Mitchell > Frank Robinson versus Karl Kowalski > Johnny Long versus Bobby Lane > Hall Champion versus the Blimp / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 8, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Lane versus Nick Carter > Red McIntyre versus Art Nelson > John & Al Smith defeated Don McIntyre & Tex Riley / Notes: Aside from the match between John & Al Smith and Don McIntyre & Tex Riley, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

JUNE 8, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lee Grable defeated Dick Raines > Jack Bence defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification > Jerry Graham & Gene Stanlee defeated Jack Bence & Rocky Columbo > Danny McShain defeated Jackie Nichols

JUNE 8, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skull Murphy defeated Jimmy Jay > Texas Death Match: Dickie Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie

JUNE 8, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Whitson defeated Corsica Jean by disqualification > Bill Dromo defeated Mickey Blassie by disqualification > The Corsicans defeated Doug Gilbert & Lou Whitson

JUNE 8, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Rose Mullins defeated Fran Gravette > Pedro Godoy defeated Ivor Barrett > Andre Drapp defeated Laverne Baxter > Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Ray Gunkel & Dick Steinborn / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.

JUNE 8, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red Roberts defeated the Mighty Jumbo > Dick Dunn defeated Pepe Perez > Matt Jewell defeated Rocky Storm > Sputnik Monroe defeated Joe Scarpa

JUNE 8, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa defeated Bob Dalton > Chief Little Eagle defeated George Harris by disqualification > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated the Corsicans

JUNE 8, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Gene Bobo > Dick Steinborn and Guillotine Gordon wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto defeated Gene Bobo & Billy Spears > Bill Dromo & Dick Steinborn defeated Guillotine Gordon & Krusher Karlson > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Choo-Choo Lynn & Klondike Bill defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: The Assassins had been billed as Southeastern Tag Team Champions since May 11, 1971.

JUNE 8, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears versus Sputnik Monroe > Bill White & Ed Wiskowski defeated Rick Ferrara & Tiger Conway, Jr. > Klondike Bill defeated Doug Gilbert > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Super Inferno #2 > Bobby Duncum defeated Bill Dromo > Bobby Shane defeated Bob Armstrong > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bill Watts > Lights Out Match (No DQ): Ramon Torres defeated Stan Vachon / Notes: Billy Spears and Sputnik Monroe were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos. Klondike Bill was the special referee for the match between Ramon Torres and Stan Vachon.

JUNE 8, 1973 (FRIDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Dick Steinborn – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Jack Armstrong versus Dick Steinborn > Ox Baker versus Koa Tiki > Battle Royal featuring Happy Humphrey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

JUNE 8, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron & Terry Garvin defeated Steve Keirn & Mike Stallings > Bill Dromo and Dale Lewis wrestled to a draw > The Great Mephisto defeated Jerry Oates > Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Sweetan > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Robert Fuller & Bill Dromo > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Big John / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

JUNE 8, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Martel and Wayne Cowan wrestled to a draw > Les Thornton defeated El Bracero > Bob Armstrong & Dean Ho defeated the Red Devils > Dick Slater defeated Ken Mantell > Stan Stasiak & Abdullah the Butcher versus Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest / Notes: Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 8, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Pappas defeated Charlie Fulton by disqualification > Randy Savage defeated Mike Stallings > Waldo Von Erich defeated Roberto Soto > Tony Atlas defeated Dick Slater > Texas Death Tag Team Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 and Ole & Gene Anderson. Bearcat Wright managed Dick Slater.

JUNE 8, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings defeated Mike Hammer > Ray Candy defeated Doug Somers > Georgia Television Title Match: Blackjack Lanza* defeated Tony Atlas > No DQ Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Bob Armstrong > Dusty Rhodes defeated Kurt Von Hess > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel* to win title / Notes: Kurt Von Hess substituted for Bobby Heenan in the match with Dusty Rhodes. Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.

JUNE 8, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Sweetan defeated Mike Sharpe > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament: Eddy Mansfield defeated Don Diamond; Terry Taylor defeated Eddie Gilbert; Dutch Mantell defeated Tony Charles; Mansfield defeated Taylor; Kevin Sullivan defeated Mansfield; Sullivan defeated Mantell to win title > Mark Lewin defeated Tommy Rich > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Baron Von Raschke defeated Austin Idol* to win title > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* to win title > NWA World Tag Team Title Match: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood* defeated the Assassins > Title versus Cup Match: Harley Race defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff. Harley Race retained NWA World Heavyweight Title and won Champion of Champions Cup in the match with Mr. Wrestling #2.

JUNE 8, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Tommy Wright > Ricky Gibson and Bryan St. John wrestled to a draw > Bruce Reed defeated the French Angel > Tommy Rich defeated Buddy Roberts > Mike Sharpe defeated Ken Patera > Ted DiBiase defeated Michael Hayes / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Buddy Roberts at the ring during his match with Tommy Rich, and Roberts joined Hayes at the ring during his match with Ted DiBiase.

JUNE 8, 1982 (TUESDAY) – CANTON, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan defeated Tom Prichard > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Michael Hayes & Leroy Brown defeated John Studd & the Super Destroyer > Dusty Rhodes defeated the Great Kabuki by countout / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.

JUNE 8, 1984 (FRIDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jake Roberts defeated King Konga > Animal defeated King Kong Bundy > Brad Armstrong defeated Ted DiBiase > Sweet Brown Sugar & the Junkyard Dog defeated Paul Ellering & Animal by disqualification > Strap Match: Ole Anderson defeated Arn Anderson > Ron Garvin defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.

JUNE 8, 1986 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Jim Crockett – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Black Bart defeated Rocky Kernodle > The Barbarian defeated Hector Guerrero > Jimmy Garvin defeated Don Kernodle > Jimmy Valiant defeated Baron Von Raschke > Ron Garvin defeated Nikita Koloff by disqualification > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Arn Anderson by countout > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Ric Flair & Tully Blanchard defeated the Rock & Roll Express > Bunkhouse Match: the James Boys defeated the Midnight Express / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card.