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Monday, June 9, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, tonight. WWE has announced a thirty-day suspension of Jimmy Wang Yang, for violation of the company’s drug policy. Results from the Stockton Arena in Stockton, CA, on June 8: Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly over Santino Marella & Carlito to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Jim Duggan; Brian Kendrick over Snitsky; Paul Burchill & Katie Lea over Super Crazy in a handicap match; Lance Cade over Trevor Murdoch; Chris Jericho over Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; Mickie James over Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Women’s Title; John Cena over JBL; and Triple H over Umaga to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title. You can click here for spoilers for next week’s SmackDown/ECW broadcasts, taped Sunday night in San Jose, CA. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info.

TNA results from the DeSoto County Civic Center in Southaven, MS, on June 8: Petey Williams over Kaz to retain the TNA X Division Title, with interference from Scott Steiner and Rhaka Khan; Gail Kim, Roxxi Laveaux & O.D.B. over Angelina Love, Velvet Sky & Moose; LAX over Team 3-D to retain the TNA World Tag Team Title; Awesome Kong over Serena Deeb and then Josie Robinson; the Jay Lethal-So Cal Val wedding was a debacle, with Sonjay Dutt, Koko Ware, Kamala, Jake Roboerts, and George Steele getting involved; A.J. Styles over Kurt Angle; and Samoa Joe retained the TNA World Heavyweight Title over Robert Roode, Christian Cage, Booker T, and Rhino, in a King of the Mountain match, with Kevin Nash as referee. Following the event, an accident killed one crew member and injured another. One man, whose identity has not been disclosed, fell from atop the scaffolding, landing on the concrete floor, and died after being rushed to a hospital. One crew member, apparently underneath the falling scaffold, lost his thumb as a result.

TNA results from the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, MO, on June 6: Sonjay Dutt over Johnny Devine; Petey Williams over Jay Lethal; Awesome Kong over O.D.B.; A.J. Styles over Robert Roode; Rhino over James Storm; LAX over the Motor City Machine Guns; and Samoa Joe over Tomko. Kurt Angle was also at the show, which had an estimated attendance of 1,500. (Rich Tate)

Fusion Tradition Wrestling results from the Mega Marketplace in McMinnville, TN, on June 7: Mr. Pure Wrestling over Logan Shane; Justin Sane over Vicious Vandy in a match for the FTW Tradition Title; Jeremy Travis over Robbie C; Gigolo Jay over Quinton Cobain; Patrick Colvett & Mary Kelly over the Cult of Personality by disqualification; Noah Richards & Ronin over Rocky McDaniel & Dexter York; and BCI, with Ms. Precious, over ELE, with Sabbath. The reported attendance was over 100. (Rich Tate)

NAWA Ring Champions results from the National Guard Armory in Rome, GA, on June 5: Mark Pain versus Bulldor Raines ruled a no contest; Jason Valentine over Waylon Rhodes; Chip Day won a battle royal featuring Bruiser Eden, Tyler Smith, Lamar Phillips, Ced G. Sanford, Chris Lightning, and Billy Jay; Phillips & HCP (John Arden & Josh Hate) over the Exotic Ones (Jay Clinton, Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon); and Tommy Rich & Chris Ganz over Jason Valentine & Air Paris. Referees were Kyle Brock, Jeremy Black, and Billy Brock. The reported attendance was 105.

NAWA results from the Purks Building in Cedartown, GA, on June 6: Stupid, with Tweety, over Josh Hate; Ben Thrasher over the Patriot; Kyle Matthews, Lamar Phillips & Chip Day over Tyler Smith, Matt Fortune & Jamie Hall; Chris Lightning & Chris Ganz over the Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon); Antonio Garza over Terry Lawler; Mark Pain and Bulldog Raines were both disqualified in their match; and Tommy Rich & Bambi over Nigel Sherrod & Peggy Lee Leather. The reported attendance was 215. NAWA has announced dates in Rome on June 19 and July 3, and Cedartown on July 4. Ricky Morton and Bobby Eaton are advertised for July 3, and Abdullah the Butcher for Independence Day. (Rich Tate)

Down South Hardcore Wrestling presents "Rebirth" on July 19 at the Howard Coffin Park Gymnasium in Brunswick, GA. Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. Bell Time is 8:15 p.m. Ticket Prices: $10 Adults $7 Kids. Advertised: Main Event- 3-way elimination match for the DSHW Championship, Teddy Baddstreet (champion) vs. Morbid Angel vs. *Special ECW Original*. Street Fight for the DSHW United States Championship, Dallas Riley (champion) vs. "The Top Story" Morgan Davis. For the DSHW Light Heavyweight Championship, Sebastian Troy (champion) vs. Remy Marcel. For the DSHW Tag Team Championship, Gangsta Nation (champions) vs. Night Train & J. Biggs. In an Anything Goes Match, Ryan Savage vs. Unknown Artist. Also advertised: Cameron La'Rue, Dagon Briggs, and DSHW General Manager Pookie Johnson. (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.


Dan Masters shot a lot of video at the National Wrestling Alliance event in Atlanta, GA, on June 7. Click here for the first of what should be several different clips he put together; this one featuring the Iron Sheik and his agent, Eric Simms. (Rich Tate)

K&S Wrestlefest has announced that Ricky Steamboat, Arn Anderson, and Mike Rotondo will be at the American Legion Hall in Lindenhurst, NY, on July 19 between 2-4:00 PM. Call (516) 473-4944 for more information. (Rich Tate)

Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry. (Rich Tate)

Dr. Phil C. Astin III, through his attorney, entered a plea of not guilty today in response to facing 175 charges of over prescribing medication to seventeen people, including Chris Benoit and Johnny Grunge. (Rich Tate)

The annual reunion of the Cauliflower Alley Club begins today and concludes 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 Dutch Savage (73) and Dan Severn (56).

Today in Memoriam: Terrence Manton (54, 2002).


JUNE 9, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BUCKHEAD ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Howard McGill versus Leon Fuller > Wayne Coleman versus Dink Almand > Eddie Wagner versus Foy Rivers / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that this was the first card at this venue.

JUNE 9, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CASCADE ARENA (L.H. Brumbelow – Promoter) > Paul Burns defeated Frank Remille > Oscar Williamson and Tarzan Jordan wrestled to a draw (1-1) / Notes: There was also a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card. Jim Zbyszko was credited as being a referee for this card. The match between Oscar Williamson and Tarzan Jordan was stopped due to rain.

JUNE 9, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > George Lallerstedt versus Lloyd Brown > Eddie Wagner versus John Mauldin > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also two boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.

JUNE 9, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Nenoff defeated Tiny Ruff > Juan Humberto defeated Abe Rothberg > Dorv Roche defeated Dan O’Connor / Notes: Tiny Ruff replaced Dan O’Connor in the match with Pete Nenoff, as O’Connor substituted for Lou Thesz in the match with Dorv Roche. Thesz was unable to make the trip to Atlanta because he was home with his wife, who was ill, in St. Louis.

JUNE 9, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Duke Kapalani defeated Babe Zaharias > Jack Wentworth defeated Dick Lever by disqualification > Al Massey defeated Jack Kelly by disqualification > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Pedro Gomez

JUNE 9, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward & Sailor Parker versus Curtis Nack & Tony Mello > Charley Laye versus Henry Piers / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 9, 1950 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Kelly versus Red Roberts > Bob Shipp versus Buddy Knox > Nick Carter & Red McIntyre versus Tom Mahoney & Angelo Cistoldi > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Babe Zaharias by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Don McIntyre and Babe Zaharias, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Red Terror on May 19, 1950, in Atlanta.

JUNE 9, 1952 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carlos Rodriguez versus Angelo Martinelli > Al Massey versus Wally Dusek > Danny Dusek versus Tarzan White > Carlos Rodriguez, Danny & Wally Dusek versus Al Massey, Angelo Martinelli & Tarzan White / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 9, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Harben versus the Jungle Boy > Ronnie Etchison versus Kurt Von Brawner > Ray Gunkel versus Freddie Blassie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 9, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marco Polo defeated Mark Stone > Tiny Evans & Gypsy Joe defeated Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell > Jerry Graham defeated Doug Kinslow > AWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dick the Bruiser* defeated Ray Gunkel by disqualification / Notes: Ray Gunkel was disqualified when he accidentally hit the referee in his match with Dick the Bruiser. The Bruiser had been the reigning US Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Detroit, MI, office, since he defeated Bobo Brazil on February 28, 1961, in Detroit. For some reason it was being called the AWA World Heavyweight Title here, and the Bruiser was being billed as such.

JUNE 9, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MEMORIAL STADIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento versus Millie Zec > Bob Dalton versus Bad Boy Hines > Mario Galento versus Billy Hines > Joe Scarpa & Chief Little Eagle versus the Corsicans / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 9, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter and Louie Tillet wrestled to a draw > Jerry Graham defeated Dennis Hall > Mr. Kleen defeated Bad Boy Hines > Tim Geohagen, Buddy Fuller & Mr. Wrestling defeated Alex Perez, Jack Daniels & El Mongol by disqualification > Ray Gunkel defeated Bobby Graham > World Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Ramon Torres* defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match (No TL): Gene Kiniski* defeated Lou Thesz / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Gene Kiniski and Lou Thesz. Kiniski had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Thesz on January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO. Enrique & Ramon Torres had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Lars & Gene Anderson on May 12, 1967, in Atlanta. The program for this card featured an historical photo of the Dusek Brothers – Ernie, Emil, Joe, and Rudy, as well as one of Gino and Leo Garibaldi with Joe Louis. In addition, there was an article about President Abraham Lincoln’s time as a wrestler. It was announced that Ann Casey would be wrestling Barbara Galento on the card on June 16, 1967.

JUNE 9, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Fuller defeated Oki Shikina > Mixed Women’s Tag Team Match: Vicky Williams & Darling Dagmar defeated Rita Boucher & Diamond Lil > Leon Ogle & El Mongol defeated Homer O’Dell & Karl Von Stroheim > Doug Gilbert defeated Paul DeMarco / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Karl Von Stroheim.

JUNE 9, 1971 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates versus Fidel Castillo > Rocket & Flash Monroe versus Bob Armstrong & the Professional > Kubla Khan versus Assassin #1 > Dick Steinborn & Bill Dromo versus Buddy Colt & Assassin #2 > Boxing Match: Homer O’Dell versus Leon Ogle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

JUNE 9, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears versus Koa Tiki > The Avenger defeated Buddy Colt > Women’s Tag Team Match: Vicky Williams & Debbie Johnson defeated Toni Rose & Paula Kaye > Roberto Soto defeated Rocket Monroe > Dick Steinborn, Bob Armstrong & El Mongol defeated Bepo Mongol & the Assassins > Ray Gunkel defeated Ox Baker by disqualification / Notes: Billy Spears and Koa Tiki were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Spears managed Buddy Colt. Ox Baker was disqualified during his match with Ray Gunkel when he hit referee Charlie Smith, and then hit referee Eddie Smith, who had come to stop the match. Toni Rose participated in an autograph session for fans.

JUNE 9, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Tommy Seigler defeated Oki Shikina > Ron Pritchard defeated Ox Baker by disqualification > Ted Oates defeated Jesse James

JUNE 9, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Bill White > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Bob Orton, Jr., & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Super Infernos* to win title > Bobby Duncum defeated Roy Lee Welch > Stan Vachon defeated Rick Ferrara > Bill Watts defeated Ed Wiskowski by disqualification > Billy Spears and Tiger Conway, Jr., wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

JUNE 9, 1973 (SATURDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND ACADEMY GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ed Wiskowski versus Derrell Cochran > Billy Spears versus Rick Ferrara > Tiger Conway Jr., versus Super Inferno #1 > Bobby Duncum versus Bob Armstrong > Bobby Shane versus Jerry Oates / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed Super Inferno #1.

JUNE 9, 1973 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – NORTH GEORGIA FAIRGROUNDS (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Jack Armstrong versus Koa Tiki > European Junior Heavyweight Title Match: John Foley* versus Randy Curtis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 9, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament: King Kong Mosca (Winner) Dick Slater, Abdullah the Butcher, Mr. Wrestling #2, Ivan Koloff, the Assassin, Stan Hansen, Mad Dog Martin, Mr. Wrestling #1, Rick Martel, Ole Anderson, Tommy Rich, Adrian Adonis, Hartford Love and Len Denton also participated / Notes: It is unclear as to the pairings and results for the tournament. It was reported that a battle royal determined the pairings for the tournament. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 9, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Ernie Ladd versus Gary Young > Mike Stallings defeated Mike Hammer > Blackjack Lanza & the Masked Superstar defeated Jerry Roberts & Genichiro Tenryu > Tony Atlas defeated Bill Howard > Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Ivan Koloff charged the ring after the match between Tommy Rich and Ole Anderson, and he and Anderson cut Rich’s hair. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.

JUNE 9, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Diamond defeated Charlie Fulton > Mark Lewin defeated Eddie Gilbert > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Kevin Sullivan* defeated Kid Collins > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bob Sweetan > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Assassin #1 & Baron Von Raschke > Chain Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Ole & Lars Anderson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff. The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin. Tommy Rich substituted for Austin Idol to team with Tony Atlas in the match against Assassin #1 & Baron Von Raschke.

JUNE 9, 1983 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA – ALBANY CIVIC CENTER [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering versus Joe Lightfoot > Brett Wayne & Ray Candy versus Bob Roop & Arn Anderson > Taped Fist Match: Ron Garvin versus the Iron Sheik > Pez Whatley versus Buzz Sawyer > Tommy Rich & Ole Anderson versus Larry Zbyszko & Killer Brooks / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik.

JUNE 9, 1984 (SATURDAY) – BALTIMORE, MD (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nikolai Volkoff defeated King Kong Bundy > Harley Race and Wahoo McDaniel wrestled to a draw > Ole Anderson defeated Paul Ellering by disqualification > Brad Armstrong & the Junkyard Dog defeated Ted DiBiase & the Spoiler > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Ron Garvin / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Ted DiBiase and the Spoiler.