Featured Post

Thank You, Axl Rotten (And R.I.P.)

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Pit in Albuquerque, NM, tonight. WWE results from the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM, on June 20: Mr. Kennedy over Charlie Haas; Lance Cade over Trevor Murdoch; Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Super Crazy; Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly over Brian Kendrick & Paul London; Beth Phoenix over Melina; Jeff Hardy over Paul Burchill; Shawn Michaels over Snitsky; and Triple H over John Cena and Umaga in a three-way match. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action will be at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville, IL, tonight. TNA results from the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, IL, on June 20: Curry Man over Johnny Devine; Traci Brooks & Roxxi Laveaux over the Beautiful People; Super Eric over Kip James; A.J. Styles over Robert Roode; Petey Williams over Consequences Creed and Kaz in a three-way match; James Storm over Shark Boy; and Samoa Joe over Scott Steiner. (Rich Tate)

NWA Anarchy runs their next television tonight at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, with the following advertised lineup: Mr. Adonis vs. Mikal Judas, NWA Anarchy Tag Team Title Match: Devil's Rejects (Shaun Tempers & Azrael with the Reverend) (c) vs. New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters), Nemesis & Jay Fury vs. Wes Grissom & Chip Day, Jay Clinton vs. T.K. Cross vs. Caleb Conley, Iceberg (with the Rev) vs. Malachi, Brodie Chase (with Melissa Coates) vs. Bo Newsome, Hollywood Brunettes (Andrews Alexander & Kyle Matthews) vs. Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III), Todd Sexton & The Technicians (Bob E. & Tyler Smith) vs. Ace Rockwell & Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King), NWA Anarchy TV Title Match: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Brandon Phoenix and Chad Parham vs. Shadow Jackson. Also advertised to appear are: NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer, Sal Rinauro, Adrian Hawkins, Kimo, Shatter, Attorney Jeff G Bailey and more, including an update on the condition of Slim J. (Larry Goodman)

Prime Time Pro Wrestling returns to the Community Center in Manchester, GA, tonight. Talent advertised to appear includes Mr. Hughes, Chris Stevens, Big Rod Simmons, El Loco, Jr., JJ Flash, Chick Donovan, Thomas Britain & Simon Sermon, Southside Trash, and a ladies match featuring Brandy Scotch Baker. Bell time is 8 p.m. Kids Fun Fest starts at 6 p.m. Pics and autographs with the wrestlers at 7 p.m. (Larry Goodman)

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)

Ultimate Championship Wrestling will be at the Outlet Mall in Spring Hill, FL, on June 21. Advertised: a four-way for the UCW Heavyweight Title, featuring Steve Madison, Scott Davis, Buck Quartermaine, and Freedom Ryder; Tony Atlas versus Damballah; Ox Baker versus Jumbo Barretta; the Heartbreak Express versus East Elite, with Fetish; Travis Funk versus Excalibur; and Scott David versus Mandrake. Matches start at 7:00 PM. Adult tickets for ringside are $25, and general admission is 20. Children under 12 get in for $10, but ringside for kids is $15. Call (813) 377-2590 for more information. (Brian Slack)

Southern Championship Wrestling presents "SummerBash," to take place at tonight at 7:30 PM at the Salvation Army Gym in Sanford, FL. Advertised: The main event will be for the SCW Championship, as champion Thomas Marr defends against the SCW Florida and Light Heavyweight champion, Nooie Lee. In an 8-man elimination match, Team USA, consisting of Mighty Ox, Brett Bonaduce, Matt Morgan, and a mystery man, will battle the Evil Empire, consisting of Sheik Muhammad Akbar, The Sultan, Prince Hassan, and Lord Neil Faith. For the SCW Tag team championship, Asian Superstar Organization defends against The Elite Party. Lexie Fyfe and Leva take on Mary Kate and Mimi in women's tag action. "Mr 630" Jerrelle Clark faces Naphtali. The Prodigy is also advertised. (Brian Slack)

Global Championship Wrestling returns to the Community Center in Palmerdale, AL at 7:30 tonight. Advertised: In tag team action, "The Natural" Chase Stevens & "Picture Perfect" Adam Armor take on The Memory Maker & "Wild Thing" Will Owens. In a mixed tag grudge match, Genni Right & Maddog Dan Sawyer will face Veronica Fairchild & David Young. Soul Crusher faces The Nasty Kritter. "So Fine" Frankie Valentine takes on The INHuman Fly. Kodiak takes on Orion Bishop. Joey Lightning goes up against The Russian Assassin. Jesse Pain will be defending the GCW heavyweight championship against Theodore Tutwiler III w/Howard C Cross. Also, the midgets will be in Palmerdale as "The Enigma" Chris Cross takes on Little Poppa Pump. (Brian Slack)

United States Wrestling Organization results from June 20 at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, with a crowd of 65 on hand: Psycho Medic beat Intern and Justin Spade in a 3-way when Medic pinned Intern. New York Gangster beat Seven by DQ when Seven used a chair on Gangster. Andy Douglas, then Tim Renesto, ran out which set up the main event for later. USWO Champion Mark Anthony was absent again this week so the card was altered. Cousin Jason X beat Lee Cross. Shane Smalls beat Damien Payne to win the USWO Jr. Championship. LT Falk vs. Quinton Quarisma went to a double countout when the two brawled on the floor and were counted out. Andy Douglas & New York Gangster beat Tim Renesto & Seven when Douglas pinned Renesto. (Larry Goodman)

Results from the June 19 Great Championship Wrestling show at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, were as follows: Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis) defeated Scotty Beach after Wicked Nemesis nailed Beach with his walking cane, John Bogie & Tex Monroe & J-Rod, beat Cru Jones & Shaun Banks & Orion Bishop after a miscue between Banks and Jones lead to a pin by J-Rod, Canadian newcomer Alex Silva defeated The Bruiser, Sonny Siaki defeated Bull Buchanan in a lumberjack match. Jones distracted Buchanan allowing Sonny Siaki to score the pinfall, Johnny Swinger defeated Micah Taylor via DQ. Finish saw Swinger introduce brass knuckles, but Taylor took them away and clocked Swinger for the DQ. Siaki and GCW owner Diane Hewes taped interviews in front of the crowd. David Young returns next week. (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.


Courtesy of Henry Hutcheson, we have been informed that a “writ of possession/eviction” has been posted on the door of the arena in Columbus, GA, in which the Independent Wrestling Network was running events in recent months. According to the “final notice,” it was noted that a plan of eviction was planned, as ordered by the Municipal Court of Columbus, and was addressing Larry (Dwayne) Bell, Phillip Carter, and Christopher Crosby. This is the same venue which had once been used by Great Championship Wrestling before their move to Phenix City, AL. (Rich Tate)

In other IWN news, a posting on Craig’s List dated June 19, has the IWN looking for a “booker/financial backer.” The clearly fictitious posting says, “Our well has run dry due to poor judgment and horrible business decisions, such as booking Frankie Valentine,” and later adds, “We had A.J. Steele and we thought he'd be the next Ron Simmons but it turns out he's just a jacked up Virgil. The only talent that we had was Southside Trash, and by talent we mean getting drunk and eating our own garbage backstage just to save a buck of the money they skimmed off all of the wrestlers!” In closing, “Needless to say, we'd like to start over fresh, and we'll let anyone book for us. Anyone. Just write to us and say "let me book for you" and you can. We'll work together to build the next big show, bigger then Wrestlemania and survivor series, but not as big as the Royal Rumble, they have 30 guys and we can only afford 10 right now, but we've got masks so some of our wrestlers can work twice, it also doubles the chances they might have a good match.” The person who created this ad on Craig’s List is not known to us, and as of this writing, it is still up on their site. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Matt Stryker, who turns 29 today.

Today in Memoriam: Larry Doyle (37, 1998) and Pat O’Hara (84, 2004).


JUNE 21, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Charlie Norman versus Charlie Harben > Hugh Winn versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 21, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Henry Koehler versus Foy Rivers > Sammy Miller versus Glenn Cowan > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Totem Pole Anderson by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Honey Boy Hackney and Totem Pole Anderson, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

JUNE 21, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Bulldog Mallory > Don Rainey versus Baron Von Hoffman > Jack Bloomfield versus Petro Rossi / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 21, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Marsh and Dick Lever wrestled to a draw > Johnny Long defeated Bill Collins > Jack Dillon & Jack Hader defeated Nick Carter & Roy Welch > Al Massey defeated Jim Coffield by disqualification

JUNE 21, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon versus Randy Boatwright > Harry Smith versus Chief Big Heart > Freddie Blassie versus El Toro > Jerry Graham versus Tex Riley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 21, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Rocky Columbo defeated Jack O’Brien by disqualification > Lou Plummer defeated Lee Grable > Jack O’Brien & Gene Stanlee defeated Jerry Graham & Danny McShain

JUNE 21, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification > George Drake defeated Babe Zaharias > Jack O’Brien and Oni Wiki Wiki wrestled to a draw > International Tag Team Title Match: Don & Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie & Kurt Von Brawner* to win title / Notes: It is unclear as to how Freddie Blassie & Kurt Von Brawner came to be recognized as International Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Don & Red McIntyre defeating Mark & Donn Lewin to win the title on March 15, 1957, in Atlanta.

JUNE 21, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal featuring the Mighty Yankee, Choo-Choo Lynn, Chief Little Eagle, Bill Alexander, Mickey Blassie and Leo Garibaldi > Bill Alexander and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Mickey Blassie > Leo Garibaldi and the Mighty Yankee wrestled to a draw (1-1) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

JUNE 21, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon and Doug Kinslow wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Johnny Reid & Guy Mitchell defeated Tommy Bell & Gypsy Joe > Marco Polo defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification

JUNE 21, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Tim Geohagen defeated Silento Rodriguez, Tito Kopa, Derrell Cochran, Bill Dromo, Corsica Joe, and Jack Bence > Ray Gunkel defeated Carlos Mendoza > Silento Rodriguez defeated Corsica Joe > Bill Dromo defeated Tito Kopa > Jack Bence defeated Derrell Cochran > Texas Death Cage Match: Tarzan Tyler defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: The battle royal was to determine matches on the card, with the winner receiving a bonus, but the amount of the bonus was not reported. It was announced that Lou Thesz would be wrestling on the card on June 28, 1963, and that Johnny Weaver would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JUNE 21, 1965 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Matt Jewell versus Leon Clark > George Harris versus Joe Scarpa > Women’s Match: Toni Rose versus the Fabulous Moolah > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus the Corsicans / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 21, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson and Pancho Rosario wrestled to a draw > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Jimmy Valentine at 0:15 > Women’s Tag Team Match: Donna Christianello & Princess Little Cloud defeated Toni Rose & Bette Boucher > Mario Galento defeated Jack Bence

JUNE 21, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD SPEEDWAY (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Gonzalez versus Silento Rodriguez > Bill Dromo defeated Guillotine Gordon > Mario Galento defeated Tank Morgan > Bob Armstrong, Jim Wilson & Alberto Torres defeated Oki Shikina & the Rising Suns > Dick Steinborn defeated Tarzan Tyler by disqualification > Loser Leaves Match: Louie Tillet versus El Mongol ruled a no contest / Notes: Roberto Gonzalez and Silento Rodriguez were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol.

JUNE 21, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr., defeated Los Toros > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Paul DeMarco defeated the Professional* to win title > Assassin #2 defeated Tim Geohagen / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr., told Capral that they were looking to get their hands on the Assassins to get some revenge for their father Dory Funk, Sr., for a beating the masked men gave him in Texas a couple years back. The Professional had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated El Mongol on May 16, 1969, in Atlanta.

JUNE 21, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Stamp and Jerry Oates wrestled to a draw > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Doug Somers > Bill Dromo defeated Art Nelson by disqualification > Ron & Terry Garvin defeated Robert Fuller & Steve Keirn > Southern States Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Brisco* defeated the Great Mephisto by disqualification > The Giant Baba defeated Big John > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Bobo Brazil & Mr. Wrestling #1 by disqualification > Lights Out Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Louie Tillet was the special referee for the match between Buddy Colt and Mr. Wrestling #2. This card advertised as Paul Jones’ thirtieth anniversary as promoter, which was about six months late.

JUNE 21, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bearcat Brown and Moose Morowski wrestled to a draw > Billy Spears defeated Dennis Hall > Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Ricky Gibson & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Bob Armstrong defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. Gary Hart managed Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr. Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.

JUNE 21, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Les Thornton > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Joyce Grable > Ron Bass defeated Rick Martel > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Boxing Match: Ted Oates defeated Wayne Cowan > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Dick Slater by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 21, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill White and Richard Blood wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Pak Song defeated Jerry Stubbs at 3:00 > Waldo Von Erich defeated Don Kernodle at 8:00 > Paul Jones & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson at 15:00 > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived / No TL / No CO): Harley Race* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

JUNE 21, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Martel & Pez Whatley versus Hartford Love & the French Angel > Tommy Rich versus Mad Dog Martin > Dick Slater versus King Kong Mosca > Abdullah the Butcher versus the Sheik > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* versus Stan Hansen & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 21, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings versus Carl Fergie > Ray Candy versus Kurt Von Hess > Georgia Television Title Match: Blackjack Lanza* versus Bob Armstrong > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Wahoo McDaniel* versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.

JUNE 21, 1980 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – MID-SOUTH AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Davis defeated Kid Collins > Genichiro Tenryu defeated Terry Taylor > Jay Strongbow defeated Mark Lewin by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated the Assassins / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin and Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 21, 1981 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Gordy & Bryan St. John defeated Ricky & Robert Gibson > Mike Sharpe defeated Bruce Reed > Mike Graham defeated the French Angel > Jimmy Snuka defeated Terry Taylor > Ted DiBiase & Steve O defeated Ole & Gene Anderson > Blackjack Mulligan versus Bruiser Brody ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Ken Patera defeated Tommy Rich* to win title > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Harley Race* to win title