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Saturday, June 28, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


World Wrestling Entertainment will be at the Taylor County Coliseum in Abilene, TX, tonight. (Rich Tate)

Ring of Honor will be at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL, tonight. Advertised: Jimmy Jacobs versus Austin Aries; Nigel McGuinness versus Jerry Lynn; Bryan Danielson versus Claudio Castagnoli; Brent Albright & Roderick Strong versus Adam Pearce and a mystery partner; Kevin Steen & El Generico versus Tyler Black & Necro Butcher; a lights out match featuring Chris Hero versus Pelle Primeau; Jay Briscoe versus Erick Stevens; and a four-way featuring Alex Payne, Rhett Titus, Silas Young, and Delirious. Also advertised are appearances by Jonny Fairplay, Larry Sweeney, and Daizee Haze. Results from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, OH, on June 27: Shane Hagadorn & Tank Tolland over Mitch Franklin & Silas Young; Tyler Black over Delirious; Claudio Castagnoli over Jay Briscoe & Brent Albright in a three-way; Erick Stevens over Bryan Danielson; Necro Butcher over Austin Aries; Kevin Steen & El Generico over Jimmy Jacobs & Joey Matthews; Chris Hero over Roderick Strong; and a double disqualification was called in the title versus title match between ROH World Heavyweight Champion Nigel McGuinness and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce. (Rich Tate)

Great Championship Wrestling debuts in Villa Rica, GA, on June 28 with a special show at Johnny's Pizza. The advertised card includes a GCW Heavyweight Title match with Johnny Swinger defending against Micah Taylor. Cru Jones defends the GCW Interstate Title against J-Rod. Murder One faces Scotty Beach in a No DQ Street fight. Also advertised are Orion Bishop and John Bogie. 7pm bell time. For more info call 678-840-5111. Results from the GCW show on June 26 in Phenix City, AL, at the GR8 SK8 Plex, with a reported sellout crowd of 320: Shaun Banks pinned Scotty Beach. J-Rod pinned Zero Tolerance. Tex Monroe & Alex Silva beat Orion Bishop & Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis). GCW Interstate Champion Cru Jones (with Quentin Michaels) pinned Micah Taylor when Johnny Swinger interfered. GCW Heavyweight Champion Johnny Swinger & Sonny Siaki (with Quentin Michaels & Tracy) beat David Young & Bull Buchanan when Siaki pinned Young. Princeton Gainey III announced that he fired The Bruiser and would be looking for another wrestler to manage in addition to attempting to sign Randall Johnson. He spent the night scouting Zero Tolerance. Taylor McKnight made the announcement that Diane Hewes had scheduled the matches for next week, including a one night 8-man singles tournament and Swinger (c) vs. Micah Taylor for the GCW title & Tracy Taylor. Quentin Michaels said Hewes only gets half of what she wants and made it a title match only. McKnight said Hewes had named Tracy Taylor as special referee for the match. (Larry Goodman)

AWA World-1 South will be at Buck’s Place in Ellaville, GA, tonight, located at US Highway 19 South and 997 South Broad Street. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: the Bug defends the W1S Southern Heavyweight Title against Tommy Rich; Jake Roberts versus Lou Cypher; Jake Slater versus Chick Donovan; a three-way featuring Pete Cannon, Brokishi, and Pain; Ricky Romeo versus Francisco Ciatso; and Barney Rumble versus Big Bank Barfield. Call (229) 942-0902 for more information. (Rich Tate)

The advertised card for the Prime Time Pro Wrestling show tonight at the Community Center in Manchester, GA, is as follows: Colt Derringer vs. Rob Adonis, Truitt Fields vs. Hayden Young, Sal Rinauro vs. Ace Rockwell, Southside Trash vs. Ron Stalker & Dustin Powers, Frankie Valentine vs. Adrian Hawkins and Thomas Britain & Simon Sermon vs. El Loco, Jr., & JJ Flash. Bell time is 8 p.m., with a Kids Fest at 6 p.m., and pics and autographs with the wrestlers at 7 p.m. (Larry Goodman)

Championship Wrestling Overload presents “Bad Blood” tonight at the Johnson County Recreation Department in Wrightsville, GA. Doors open at 7:00 PM, and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $6 for adults, kids 6-12 get in for $3, and kids under 6 get in free with a paid adult. Advertised: "The Prodigal Son" Bobby Joiner will defend the National Heavyweight Championship against "The Bulldog" TW James. In a triple threat match for the #1 contender's spot for the CWO Tag Team Championship: Shawn Hunter & Will Allen vs. Ringlord & Kage vs. Flatline & JT Crews. Iron Bear will defend the CWO Southern States Championship against Cynder. Loco Motive will take on CWO Tag Champion Damien Dread. Derrick Andrew Reynolds will take on CWO Tag Champion Damien. Cowboy will take on Colonel Ivan Parker. Also advertised: “The Chainsaw Wielding Madman” Leatherface, "The Steel Scorpion" Mad Mac Davis, and the CWO debut of “The Big Game Hunter” Johnny Camo. (Thomas Bugg)

The All-Star Wrestling Network returns to the Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA, tonight at 8:00 PM. AWN will be having a one night tournament to determine the new AWN Heavyweight champion. In the first round, it is advertised to be Paul Warfield vs. Iron Will, Shawn Hunter vs. Mike Kross, Sam Slaughter vs. "Dark Rebel" Jerry Thompson, and Pitbull vs. Ash. The winners advance until only one is left standing as the new champion. Tickets are $8 for ringside, $6 for general admission, $5 for Military and seniors, $4 for kids 7-14, and free for kids 6 and under. For more information call (478) 397-5734. (Brian Slack)

Down South Hardcore Wrestling will be having a show at the Multiplex in Darien, GA, tonight benefiting the kids of the Sam's Memorial Church of God basketball team, collecting money for uniforms, traveling expenses, etc. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Advertised: Cameron LaRue vs. The Phoenix, Morbid Angel & T-Money vs. The Gangsta Nation, Morgan Davis vs. Unknown Artist, and a 10 Minute Locker Room Invitational - basically United States Champion Dallas Riley is challenging anyone in the DSHW locker room to go 10 minutes in the ring with him. (Thomas Bugg)

Global Championship Wrestling will be in Pell City, AL, tonight at the Civic Center. Advertised: In a GCW Heavyweight title match, Jesse Pain defends the belt against Theodore Tutwiler III w/Howard C Cross. The Samoan Soldiers defend the GCW Tag Titles against Joey Lightning & Adam Armor. Antonio Garza vs. "Wild Thing" Will Owens. In a mixed tag grudge match, Genni Right & Maddog vs. Veronica Fairchild & David Young. Soul Crusher vs. The Nasty Kritter. The INHuman Fly vs. "So Fine" Frankie Valentine. Bell time is 7:30 PM and admission is $10. (Brian Slack)

Report from the June 27 United States Wrestling Organization show at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN: 75 graced the Stadium Inn with their presence. Our USWO official is Mark Owen. It is announced that there will be NO wrestling at the Stadium Inn next weekend due to events downtown. Psycho Medic vs. Intern went to a no contest when Quinton Quarisma & J.C. Crowe ran out and attacked both. USWO Jr. Champion Shane Smalls beat Brian Casey and Cousin Jason X when Smalls pinned Casey, Seven (with Charming Charles) beat New York Gangster. Lee Cross beat Jason James in a "loser gets whipped by fans who win a raffle" match. In an interesting note, Ronnie "BA" Brown appeared at the show last night and he had to adjust James' attitude a couple of times. Andy Douglas beat Tim Renesto (with Charming Charles) by DQ when Charles ran in and hit Douglas with his cane. Quinton Quarisma & J.C. Crowe beat LT Falk & Damien Payne 2-1 in a 2/3 fall/no countout/no DQ match to win the vacant USWO tag Team Championship. (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel)

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.


Jerry Lawler did a guest spot during the Tony Clifton (Bob Zmuda) show at the Georgia Theater in Athens Friday night. Click here for a clip of the confrontation between Lawler and Clifton. (Larry Goodman)

Click here for Richard Berger’s updated Perspectives on Wrestling, featuring another installment on the history of hardcore wrestling. (Rich Tate)

Happy birthday to Bob Kelly (72), Bill Dromo (71), and John Heidenreich (36).

In Memoriam: Larry Kasaboski (70, 1985).


JUNE 28, 1920 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (J. Hume McDonald – Promoter) > Jack Wilson defeated Captain Gordon at 10:30 > Jack Wilson defeated Chick Williams at 13:00 / Notes: Captain Gordon and Chick Williams substituted for John Demetral in the matches with Jack Wilson.

JUNE 28, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Charlie Norman versus Young Gotch > Hugh Winn versus Wayne Coleman > Ted Radcliffe versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 28, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Sammy Miller versus Foy Rivers > Glenn Cowan versus Emilio Firpo > Honey Boy Hackney versus Totem Pole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. John Mauldin was credited as being a referee for this card.

JUNE 28, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Oxford defeated Joe Kirkland by disqualification > Ralph Garibaldi and Nick Carter wrestled to a draw > Johnny Long & Joe Marsh defeated Jack Hader & Dick Lever > The French Angel defeated Jack Dillon

JUNE 28, 1951 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter and Mike Paidousis wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias > Ben Morgan defeated Lou Plummer

JUNE 28, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Smith versus Jack Steele > Don McIntyre versus El Toro > Jerry Graham versus Chief Big Heart > Art Nelson versus Clyde Steeves / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 28, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rocky Columbo defeated Danny McShain by disqualification > Red McIntyre defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification

JUNE 28, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oni Wiki Wiki defeated Red Dugan > Rip Hawk defeated Al Massey > Freddie Blassie defeated Jack Curtis > Southern Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Kurt Von Brawner* defeated Don McIntyre / Notes: It is unclear as to how Kurt Von Brawner came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. He had been billed as such in Marietta since June 7, 1957, and had lost the title to Don McIntyre on June 14, 1957, in Atlanta. The program we have for this card continues to reference Bill Hartman (Ticket Sales) and Simon Davis (Timekeeper) as part of the office staff in Atlanta. According to the program, the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program can now be seen “on Channel 11 every Wednesday night at 10:45”, minus the previously noted Budweiser Beer sponsorship. There was a mention in this program of the passing of Tom Jenkins on June 19, 1957, as well as the fact that Edouard Carpentier had defeated Lou Thesz for the NWA World Heavyweight Title in Chicago, IL, on June 14, 1957. It was announced that Mike Clancy would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JUNE 28, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leo Garibaldi and the Mighty Yankee wrestled to a draw > Midget Match: Cowboy Bradley defeated Tiny Roe > Gorgeous George defeated Doug Gilbert / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

JUNE 28, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon, Tommy Bell & the Masked Phantom (2) defeated Doug Kinslow, Johnny Reid & Guy Mitchell > Texas Death Match: Marco Polo defeated Jerry Graham

JUNE 28, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Jack Bence > Bill Dromo defeated Bulldog Lawley > Corsica Joe defeated Dick Steinborn > Matt Jewell defeated Bull Williams > Chief Little Eagle defeated Johnny Weaver > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* and Ray Gunkel wrestled to a draw / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in Toronto, ON. It was announced that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling on the card on July 12, 1963, and that Rip Tyler, Judy Grable, the Proud Rebel, and the Fabulous Moolah would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JUNE 28, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence and Jack Armstrong wrestled to a draw > Danny Little Bear defeated Pancho Rosario > Dick Steinborn & Mario Galento defeated the Infernos / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos.

JUNE 28, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Tony Nero > Bob Armstrong defeated Skandor Akbar > El Mongol & the Professional defeated Paul DeMarco & Assassin #1 / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

JUNE 28, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Welch and Steve Keirn wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Big Mac > Hurricane Hester defeated Don Kernodle > Jerry Oates defeated Big John by disqualification > Ron & Terry Garvin defeated Roberto Soto & Bob Orton, Jr. > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & the Professional defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* by disqualification > Brass Knuckles Match: Buddy Colt defeated Louie Tillet / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

JUNE 28, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Moose Morowski > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Mike McCord by disqualification > Hair Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Billy Spears > Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Mike Stallings & Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: Following the match between Bob Armstrong and Billy Spears, Mike Stallings and Mr. Wrestling #1 had to restrain Spears while Armstrong shaved his head. During the event, Moose Morowski was seen standing at ringside laughing at his friend Spears. 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 28, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mitsu Hata defeated El Bracero > Ron Bass and Skip Young wrestled to a draw > Jerry Oates defeated Yasu Fuji by disqualification > Dick Slater & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Lights Out Cage Match (No TL): Ted Oates defeated Wayne Cowan / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 28, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Charlie Fulton at 12:00 > Randy Savage defeated Don Kernodle at 11:00 > Pak Song defeated Mike Stallings at 6:00 > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Waldo Von Erich by disqualification > World Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

JUNE 28, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw versus Charles Daugherty > Len Denton versus Pez Whatley > Rick Martel versus Pete Austin > Tommy Rich, Stan Hansen & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Ole Anderson, Ivan Koloff & Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: King Kong Mosca* versus Dick Slater / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 28, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Ivan Koloff > Bob Armstrong & Ray Candy versus Blackjack Lanza & the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.

JUNE 28, 1982 (MONDAY) – TALLADEGA, AL (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Prichard and Chick Donovan wrestled to a draw > Michael Hayes defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar > The Freebirds defeated Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer

JUNE 28, 1984 (THURSDAY) – WHEELING, WV (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jake Roberts defeated Dale Veasey > Nikolai Volkoff defeated Tommy Rogers > Les Thornton and Tim Horner wrestled to a draw > The Spoiler defeated the Masked Superstar > Brad Armstrong defeated Ted DiBiase > Ron Garvin & the Junkyard Dog defeated the Road Warriors / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.