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Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the following event: August 29 in Cedar Rapids, IA, at the U.S. Cellular Center. Results from the RAW broadcast at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, on June 9: in a dark match, Bryan Danielson over Lance Cade; on the live portion, Mr. Kennedy over Paul Burchill; Mickie James over Beth Phoenix; John Cena over JBL; Snitsky & Umaga over Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly; Cryme Tyme over Santino Marella & Carlito; and Jeff Hardy over Triple H by countout. In a dark match after the live feed, Jeff Hardy, John Cena & Triple H over Snitsky, Umaga & JBL. (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 has announced the following event: October 12 in Hoffman Estates, IL, at the Sears Centre Arena. Click here for spoiler results from Monday night’s tapings. (Rich Tate)

Ring of Honor has announced the following events: September 20 in Philadelphia, PA, at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory; and October 24 in Hartford, CT, at the Expo Center. (Rich Tate)

Pro Wrestling Fusion was at the St. Lucie Country Fairgrounds on June 7 at Fort Pierce, FL. Jack Manley defeated Fantastic Dantastic. The Lifeguards defeated The Heartbreak Express. Chris Jones defeated Jerrelle Clark. Norman Smiley defeated Francisco Ciatso. Jon Davis defeated Vordell Walker. The Sheik and Maximum Capacity vs. Freedom Ryder and Steve Madison was declared a no contest. PWF presents "American Wrestleution" on July 5 at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce, FL. Tickets are $25 ringside and $15 general. Bell time is 7:30 PM. (Brian Slack)

Total Championship Wrestling results from the National Guard Armory in Douglasville, GA, on June 7: Ken Timbs, Jr., over Josh Stone; Mark Pain & John Arden over Chris Ganz & Jess Wade; Lamar Phillips and Keith Williams wrestled to a double countout; Awesome T.C. over Cameron Valentine; Pretty Boy Floyd over Chris Lightning; and Bulldog Raines & the Nightmare over Kenny Dees & Murder One to win the TCW Tag Team Title. (Rich Tate)

On June 7, Southern States Championship Wrestling was in the Enigma Gym in Enigma, GA. In a special tag challenge match, SSCW champion "Mr. Saturday Night" Jarrod Michaels and manager, Buck Buchanan defeated JT Taylor and SSCW Commissioner Larry Hall. In a SSCW Southern Heritage title match, "Rock N Roll" Chris Turner retained the title by defeating Ike Dudley. Unknown Soldier and Lorelei Lee defeated "New Age Superstar" Brooks Rogers and Melissa Coates when Lee pinned Coates. "Modern Day Enforcer" Scotty Biggs defeated Logan Stevens. In a SSCW Women's Championship match, Samantha Steel defeated Jelena to become the SSCW women's champion. "Real Deal" Ken Diesel defeated The Soviet. Reported attendance was 179. SSCW and the Enigma Firecracker Festival present “Crazy from the Heat ‘08” to take place on July 4 and July 5 at 7:00 PM on both days. Advertised for the July 4 show: for the Southern Heritage championship, "Rock N Roll" Chris Turner defends against "Real Deal" Ken Diesel. Joe Freedom vs The Soviet. Advertised for July 5: in a barbed wire/10,000 tacks hardcore match, Unknown Soldier takes on "New Age Superstar" Brooks Rogers. "Modern Day Enforcer" Scotty Biggs vs JT Taylor in a grudge match. Tickets for both days are $4. (Brian Slack)

Great American Wrestling Federation will be having a free show on June 13 at the Auto Zone in Blountstown, FL, at 7:00 PM. Advertised are GAWF Heavyweight champion Steve Goins, Cameron Thomas, and the Street Bandit. GAWF presents “Burnin’ Down the House” in a benefit show the for the Hosford Volunteer Fire Department. Advertised: GAWF Heavyweight champion Steve Goins, GAWF Tag Team champions The Hotbodies, Little Shooter, Corey Jackson, The Man God Czar, and Colby Godwin. Bell time is at 8:00 PM. (Brian Slack)

Southern Classic Wrestling presents "Vendetta" to take place at Big Dog Billiards in Sandersville, GA, on June 21 at 8:00 PM. Advertised: In a champion vs. champion match, SCW Heavyweight champion Leatherface takes on SCW Georgia Heritage champion, TA Stanton. In a match to determine the #1 contender for the Georgia Heritage championship, Terry Lawler faces off against Stricnine. DeMarco Knight vs. Brad North. Also advertised are Phoenix, Greg Haze, and Brandon Rage. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. (Brian Slack)

I Believe in Wrestling is at the Downtown Recreation Center in Orlando, FL, on June 21 at 7:30 PM. Advertised: For the AWA World Lightweight title, Kirby "Krazy K" Mack faces Chasyn Rance. In an AWA Florida Heavyweight title match, Mister Saint Laurent faces Jon Davis. The Dynamic Duo against The Heartbreak Express. The Lifeguards vs. The Vandalz. Jaison Moore vs. Austin Amadeus. Chris Nelson vs. Nick Holler. TJ Mack vs. Demon Toro. Tickets are $10. For more information call (407) 694-3912. (Brian Slack)

The next TV tapings for Dory Funk's !BANG! will be happening on July 6 and 13 for Fight for Freedom 1 & 2. James Storm and Osamu Nishmura are advertised as making special appearances. (Brian Slack)

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 spoke with Nikita Koloff backstage at the National Wrestling Alliance event in Atlanta, GA, on June 7. Click here for the video. (Rich Tate)

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.

Jimmy Rave lost his first match in the New Japan Pro Wrestling Super Juniors Tournament to Koji Kanemoto on June 8 in front of sold out crowd at Akasha Municipal Industrial Exchange Center. Kanemoto defeated Rave via submission with an ankle hold at 13:57. Rave and Kanemoto are tied for second place in Block B with 6 points. Tiger Mask leads Block B with 8 points. Rave faces Tiger Mask in a crucial match when the tour resumes on June 13. On June 7 in Fukuyama, Shinsuke Nakamura, Hirooki Goto & Rave beat Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Tetsuya Naito (15:11) when Goto used the Shouten on Naito. (Larry Goodman)

Today in Memoriam: Frank Speer (32, 1938) and Wladek Zbyszko (1968).


JUNE 10, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Trainer versus Totem Pole Anderson > Louis LaChene versus Otto Heinman > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Sammy Miller / Notes: Aside from the match between Honey Boy Hackney and Sammy Miller, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

JUNE 10, 1935 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Jack Browning – Promoter) > Jim Hesslyn and Joe Muhl wrestled to a draw > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Don McIntyre defeated Pat Newman* to win title / Notes: Pat Newman had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he defeated Dobie Osborne on April 22, 1935, in Augusta.

JUNE 10, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Smith versus Paddy Nolan > Don Rainey versus Bulldog Mallory > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* versus Joe Ferona / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to how Buck Lawson came to be recognized as Southern Light Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Tarzan Jordan defending the title against Joe Ferona on May 21, 1937, in Atlanta.

JUNE 10, 1938 (FRIDAY) Notes: Atlanta promoter Frank Speer died during the evening of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 32.

JUNE 10, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Keene and Rex Mobley wrestled to a draw > Al Massey defeated Jack Kelly > Nick Carter defeated Tom Mahoney > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Al Galento & Lozano Martinez by disqualification

JUNE 10, 1954 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Thompson versus Honey Boy Hannigan > Jack Dillon versus Tex Riley > Chief Big Heart versus El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Frank Remille was credited as being a referee on this card.

JUNE 10, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andre Drapp defeated Tokyo Joe > Roy Shire defeated Bob Cummings > Eddie Gossett defeated Red McIntyre > Jerry Graham defeated Art Nelson by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

JUNE 10, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: George Drake & Barbara Baker versus Rip Hawk & Corinne Cordero > Kurt Von Brawner versus Oni Wiki Wiki > George Drake versus Kurt Von Brawner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 10, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert and Corsica Jean wrestled to a draw > International Tag Team Title Match: the Corsicans* defeated Doug Gilbert & Lou Whitson > The Mighty Yankee defeated Chief Little Eagle > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie* to win title / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dickie Gunkel on April 15, 1960, in Atlanta. It is unclear as to how the Corsicans came to be recognized as International Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Freddie Blassie & Eric Pederson defending the title against Vince Bryant & Chief Little Eagle on May 3, 1960, in Macon.

JUNE 10, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Red Osborne > Dick Steinborn defeated Chief Crazy Horse > Danny Little Bear defeated Wildman Wehba by disqualification > Ray Gunkel defeated Ken Yates > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Bob Daniels & Pancho Rosario > Buddy Fuller defeated Jack Bence > World Tag Team Title Match (No TL): the Infernos defeated the Mysterious Medics to win title / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. There were three referees for the match between the Infernos and the Mysterious Medics. The Mysterious Medics had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner on March 25, 1966, in Atlanta, but the title had been held up following their match on May 13, 1966. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee on this card.

JUNE 10, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alex Perez and Ricky Hunter wrestled to a draw > Stan Vachon defeated Bad Boy Hines > Ramon Torres defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification > Tim Geohagen defeated Jack Daniels by disqualification / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

JUNE 10, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Joe Turco > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Bill Dromo defeated Tom Bradley > Little John & Corsica Jean defeated the Assassins

JUNE 10, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn defeated Rocket Monroe by disqualification > Ox Baker & Assassin #1 defeated John Sullivan & El Mongol > Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Beginning with this episode, “Georgia Championship Wrestling” began airing twice each week. It remained in it’s usual Saturday evening time slot of 6:00 to 7:00 PM on WTCG Channel 17, but beginning on June 7 could also be seen on the same station from 10:00 to 11:00 PM. The matches were still taped at 3:30 PM every Saturday at the WTCG studios on West Peachtree Street.

JUNE 10, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Somers versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Ron & Terry Garvin versus Steve Keirn & Jack Welch > Jerry Oates versus the Great Mephisto > Southern States Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Brisco* versus Bob Sweetan > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* versus Robert Fuller & Bill Dromo > No DQ / No TL Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Great Malenko / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

JUNE 10, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., and Bearcat Brown wrestled to a draw > Moose Morowski defeated Larry Zbyszko > Ricky Gibson defeated Dudley Clements by disqualification > Robert Fuller & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jerry Lawler & Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Macon Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Bob Armstrong defeated Toru Tanaka* by disqualification to win title / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka and Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 10, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The French Angel defeated Mike Pappas > Randy Savage defeated Abe Jacobs > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Dick Slater & Lars Anderson > Waldo Von Erich defeated Porkchop Cash > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Bill Watts & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* by disqualification / Notes: Randy Savage substituted for Pak Song in the match with Abe Jacobs. Bill Watts was billed as a mystery partner to Thunderbolt Patterson for the match with Ole & Gene Anderson. Bearcat Wright managed Dick Slater. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song. Following the match between Waldo Von Erich and Porkchop Cash, Von Erich continued to attack Cash, and Tony Atlas charged the ring to make the save, putting Von Erich to sleep. The program we have for this card states that Tony Atlas recently won four trophies and placed second in the 1977 Mr. Georgia contest.

JUNE 10, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > 1,000 Silver Dollar Match: Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson by disqualification > Steve Regal & Pez Whatley defeated Hartford Love & Mad Dog Martin > King Kong Mosca defeated Ted Allen > Rick Martel defeated Helmut Schmidt > King Kong Mosca defeated Bill Irwin > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Billy Starr / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Freddy Miller, filling in for Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher & Helmut Schmidt. Dennis Hall, Ivan Koloff, Ken Dillinger, Roger Howell, and Rick Martel also appeared on this episode. It was announced that Ric Flair, Tony Atlas, Dusty Rhodes, the Assassin, Dick Slater, and Ernie Ladd would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JUNE 10, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carl Fergie and Norvel Austin wrestled to a draw > Mike Stallings defeated Doug Somers by disqualification > Tommy Rich versus Bobby Heenan ruled a no contest > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Blackjack Lanza & the Masked Superstar > Ole Anderson versus Wahoo McDaniel ruled a no contest / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.

JUNE 10, 1981 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Gibson defeated Paul Ellering > Steve O defeated Jerry Oates > Bruce Reed defeated Bryan St. John > Mike Sharpe defeated Ken Patera by disqualification > Loser Leaves Match: Ted DiBiase & Tommy Rich defeated Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts

JUNE 10, 1982 (THURSDAY) – MARION, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Tom Prichard > Buzz Sawyer defeated Michael Hayes > John Studd defeated Leroy Brown by countout > Tommy Rich & Dusty Rhodes defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer