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Sunday, June 29, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment results from the Taylor County Coliseum in Abilene, TX, on June 28: Kofi Kingston over Shelton Benjamin; Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Super Crazy; Lance Cade over Trevor Murdoch; Matt Hardy & the Big Show over Mark Henry & MVP; Kane over Chavo Guerrero to retain the ECW Heavyweight Title; Mickie James over Katie Lea Burchill to retain the WWE Women’s Title; Chris Jericho over Jeff Hardy, with help from Cade, to retain the Inter-Continentail Heavyweight Title; and Batista & Triple H over Edge & JBL. WWE’s Night of Champions PPV will be at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, tonight. Advertised: Triple H defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against John Cena; Edge defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Batista; Kane defends the ECW Heavyweight Title in a three-way against Mark Henry and the Big Show; Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly defend the WWE World Tag Team Title against Ted DiBiase, Jr., & a mystery partner; John Morrison & the Miz defend the WWE Tag Team Title against Finlay & Hornswoggle; Matt Hardy defends the US Heavyweight Title against Chavo Guerrero; and Mickie James defends the WWE Women’s Title against Katie Lea Burchill. Chris Jericho was to defend the Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title prior to the draft, but no mention of a match featuring him is on the promotion’s website as of this writing. (Rich Tate)

SCWA presents a “Lucha Libre Extravaganza” tonight at the Athens (GA) Arena featuring Mexican stars Eragon, El Continino, Hero Tiger, Black Panther, El Paya, Coco Azul, along with Alex Silvia vs. Micah Taylor, Rob Russo vs. Leatherface, and Nigel Sherrod vs. Tracy Taylor. There will be an autograph signing at 5 PM. Bell time is 6 PM. (Larry Goodman)

Ring of Honor results from the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL, on June 28: in dark matches, Josh Raymond Abercrombie & C.J. Otis over Mitch Franklin & Kyle Durden; Trik Davis over Shane Hollister; and Ernie Osirus over Egotistico Fantastico; in matches taped for a future PPV showing, Rhett Titus won a four-corner survival match over Alex Payne, Silas Young, and Delirious; Erick Stevens over Jay Briscoe; Chris Hero over Pelle Primeau; Tyler Black & Necro Butcher over Kevin Steen & El Generico; Claudio Castagnoli over Bryan Danielson; Sara Del Ray over Daizee Haze & MsChif; Brent Albright & Roderick Strong over Adam Pearce & Go Shiozaki; Nigel McGuinness over Jerry Lynn; and Austin Aries over Jimmy Jacobs. (Rich Tate)

Great Championship Wrestling results from Johnny’s Pizza in Villa Rica, GA, on June 28: A brawl ensued during the opening interview with Johnny's Pizza owner Joe and manager Jimmy, with Quentin Michaels making them tag team partners of the first match. John Bogie & Jimmy beat Orion Bishop & Joe (with Wicked Nemesis). Shaun Banks pinned Alex Silva. Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis) pinned Scotty Beach. Micah Taylor beat GCW Heavyweight Champion Johnny Swinger (with Quentin Michaels & Tracy) by disqualification on a reverse decision. Swinger initially won the match using brass knuckles, but referee Scrappy McGowan found them and reversed the decision. J-Rod pinned Cru Jones to win the GCW Interstate Championship. Princeton Gainey III came to ringside and insulted ring announcer Rob Russo until Russo clotheslined him out of the ring. GCW has announced the following events: July 3 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex, July 10 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex, July 17 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex, July 19 in Villa Rica, GA, at the Gold Dust Recreation Center, July 24 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex, and July 31 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex. (Rich Tate)

Peachstate Wrestling Alliance results from the Activity Center in Bremen, GA, on June 28: the Ultimate Dragon over Damon Taz to win the PWA Southern Cruiserweight Title; Sal Rinauro over Ace Rockwell; a match featuring Mike Jackson versus El Mexicano was a no contest due to interference from Rinauro and the Dragon; Little Mr. Kennedy over Little Poppa Pump in a midget match; Disco Inferno over the Lethal Luchador; and Buff Bagwell over T.C. Carnage. Paid attendance was reported as 184. PWA will be at the Activity Center in Bremen, GA, on July 25. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $10. Kids 6 and under are admitted free of charge. Advertised: Bob Armstrong versus Jimmy Golden; Sal Rinauro versus El Mexicano; and Mike Jackson versus the Ultimate Dragon. Also advertised are Bull Buchanan and Ace Rockwell. (Rich Tate)

United States Wrestling Organization/ATL results from June 28 at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, with a crowd just 32. Little Booger (with Charming Charles) beat Dyronic. Booger debuted a new look, which was one of the highlights of the show. New York Gangster & Damien Payne beat Convict & Kid Dynamite via stereo pins. Gangster & Payne won their first of a 2-match gauntlet in order to get a tag title shot. Justin Spade beat Lee Cross (w/The Diva Lisa Fayzon) and Tommy Capone when Spade pinned Cross. New York Gangster & Damien Payne beat Dyronic & Shawn Hoodrich when Gangster pinned Dyronic, their second of the 2-match gauntlet. Derrick Neal & White Tiger beat Richard Lowe & Farron Foxx when Neal pinned Foxx. ATL Tag Team Champions Michael Jablonski & Chris Norte beat New York Gangster & Damien Payne by DQ due to Gangster & Payne both hitting special referee (and Jablonski/Norte's manager) Nick White. (Larry Goodman)

United Championship Wrestling ran in LaFollette, TN, on June 28, and here are the results: J.J. Brown vs. J Mac went to a no contest; The Rip d. Justin O'Day; Henry Hoss & Moondog Chester d. J.J. Brown & J Mac; Travis Sawyer d. Tropper T to win the UCW TV Title; John Justice d. Edwin Idol to win the UCW Title; and John Justice d. The Rip to retain his newly won title. UCW can be seen in the greater Knoxville, TN, area every Saturday morning at 11:30 am on MyVLT2. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)

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.


Prime Time Pro Wrestling is in the process of finalizing deal to debut at the old GCW Arena in Columbus, GA, on July 18. Promoter Billy Roper made it public at the start of the PTPW show Friday night in Manchester, GA. That would make it a double shot weekend for the promotion, as the return date in Manchester was announced for July 19. (Larry Goodman)

Atlanta-based WQXI-AM’s 790 the Zone will begin broadcasting Bryan Alvarez’ show on Sunday nights from 8-10:00 PM ET tonight. Sixty years ago this week, the station began broadcasting live from the Atlanta Muncipal Auditorium for Paul Jones’ promotion, carrying a main event title match where NWA World Heavyweight Champion Bill Longson defeated Pete Managoff, with Fred Anderson calling the action. This would continue each week for many years, mostly just featuring main event bouts. (Rich Tate)

Bo Oates is planning a reunion of people associated with wrestling in Georgia, past and present, set for August 2 in Columbus, GA. If you fit this description, you can contact him at (706) 442-5307 or by email at btoates@bellsouth.net. The cost is $10 to cover expenses. (Rich Tate)

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the June 14 broadcast of NWA Main Event’s television program. (Rich Tate)

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the June 21 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling’s television program. (Rich Tate)

Today in Memoriam: Primo Carnera (51, 1967), Steve King (49, 1998), and Walter Johnson (56, 1999).


JUNE 29, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – GERMAN-AMERICAN CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Ted Radcliffe versus Pete Rogers > Tom Malloy versus Oscar Williamson > Jack McAdams versus Dink Almand > John Dameron versus Dave Terrell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 29, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Oscar Williamson > Tarzan Jordan versus Oresti Vadalfi > Bill Crussell versus Ripper Reeves / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 29, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > George Wagner versus Baron Von Hoffman > George Romanoff versus Benny Mathis > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Jordan* versus Jack Purdin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Tarzan Jordan had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jack Ross on June 15, 1936, in Atlanta.

JUNE 29, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Ligosky defeated Dick Lever by disqualification > Frank Sexton defeated Floyd Marshall > Joe Cox defeated Henry Piers by disqualification

JUNE 29, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ATHLETIC FIELD (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Carlos Rodriquez and Al Szosz wrestled to a draw > The Red Shadow defeated Al Olsen > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Gunther* defeated Mike Cassidy / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Joe Gunther had been billed as the Southern Junior Heavyweight Champion since May 25, 1939.

JUNE 29, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Amateur Match: Creed Hunter defeated Ken Jernigan > Jack Hader and Rudy Strongberg wrestled to a draw > John Mauldin & Barto Hill defeated Dick Lever & Chuck Ross > The Green Hornet defeated Dan O’Connor / Notes: Creed Hunter and Ken Jernigan were not only amateur wrestlers, but both were also legally blind.

JUNE 29, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Charley Laye versus Andy Parkat > Tommy Ward versus Big Boy Williams > Joe Estes versus Sailor Parker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 29, 1950 (THURSDAY) – DECATUR, GA – DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Red Dugan & Karl Kowalski defeated Al Massey & Benny Becker at 48:00 > Women’s Match: Jackie Lee defeated Patsy O’Neill > Joe Estes & Bob Crutchfield wrestled to a draw / Notes: It was reported that 1,000 were in attendance for this card.

JUNE 29, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Babe Zaharias defeated Jack Kennedy > Tarzan White defeated Rube Wright > Ben Morgan defeated Nick Carter > Mike Paidousis defeated Lou Plummer / Notes: It was announced that Baron Leone and the Great Scott would debut on the card on July 7, 1951.

JUNE 29, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Smith versus Red Dugan > Nick Carter & Red McIntyre versus Bob Shipp & Chief Chewacki > Loser Leaves Match: Art Nelson versus Tex Riley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Although no definitive result is available, it appears as though Tex Riley defeated Art Nelson, as Nelson seems to have departed soon after this card.

JUNE 29, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rocky Columbo defeated Lou Plummer > The Zebra Kid defeated Jack Bence > Jerry Graham and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Don McIntyre defeated Danny McShain in by KO in sixth round

JUNE 29, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrien Baillargeon versus El Gato > Don McClarty versus Gypsy Joe > Don McClarty & Adrien Baillargeon versus Gypsy Joe & El Gato / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 29, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Cowboy Bradley defeated Tiny Roe > Dick Steinborn & Charlie Harben defeated Corsica Joe & the Masked Mauler > Leo Garibaldi versus Gorgeous George ruled a no contest / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

JUNE 29, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence defeated Ivor Barrett > Chief Little Eagle defeated the Russian Crusher > Rito Carreon defeated Lenny Montana > World Tag Team Title Match: Joe Scarpa & Don Curtis* defeated Kurt & Karl Von Brauner > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Dick the Bruiser / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. Joe Scarpa & Don Curtis were billed as World Tag Team Champions upon arrival. Freddie Blassie was billed as the World Heavyweight Champion upon his return.

JUNE 29, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Little Boy Blue defeated Pee Wee Lopez > Billy Wicks defeated Rube Wright > Bruce Austin defeated George Harris by disqualification > Joe Scarpa versus Sputnik Monroe ruled a no contest

JUNE 29, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated Tony Baillargeon > Joe Scarpa defeated Mario Galento > Bad Boy Hines defeated Red Roberts > Billy Hines defeated Corsica Jean

JUNE 29, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong & Jim Wilson defeated the Rising Suns > Women’s Tag Team Match: Barbara Owens & Joyce Grable defeated Toni Rose & Patti Neilson > Ray Gunkel & Bill Dromo defeated Tank Morgan & Guillotine Gordon > Texas Brass Knucks Title Match: El Mongol defeated Louie Tillet* to win title > Ramon Torres defeated Tarzan Tyler / Notes: Mario Galento was the special referee for the match between El Mongol and Louie Tillet. Jack Crawford, who managed El Mongol, was barred from building during the match between Ramon Torres and Tarzan Tyler. Louie Tillet had been billed as Texas Brass Knucks Champion in October 1967, but he was no longer recognized as such in Dallas, TX, where he had originally been the claimant of the title. It was announced that Seiji Sakaguchi would be wrestling on the card on July 5, 1968, and that Lou Thesz would be the referee for the Georgia Tag Team Title Tournament on the same card.

JUNE 29, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Mr. X > Billy Spears and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > George Scott defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Klondike Bill defeated Guillotine Gordon > Dick Steinborn and Assassin #1 wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Bob Armstrong defeated Buddy Colt > Battle Royal: Bob Armstrong defeated Assassin #1, Derrell Cochran, Buddy Colt, Guillotine Gordon, George Scott, Cisco Grimaldo, Klondike Bill, Roberto Soto, Dick Steinborn, Billy Spears, and Mr. X / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $1,000. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

JUNE 29, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mark Starr versus Tiger Conway, Jr. > Billy Spears versus Rick Ferrara > Bobby Shane versus Bobo Brazil > Tim Woods versus Stan Vachon > Bill Dromo versus Bobby Duncum > Jerry Oates & Bob Orton, Jr., versus the Super Infernos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos. According to the program for this card, Lester Welch is now listed as Co-Promoter to Paul Jones.

JUNE 29, 1973 (FRIDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Dick Steinborn – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Randy Curtis versus Oki Shikina > Wayne Cowan versus Ted Oates > Rock Hunter, Tarzan Tyler & Assassin #2 versus Ray Candy, Chief Little Eagle & El Mongol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

JUNE 29, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Hurricane Hester defeated Ron Starr > Gene Anderson defeated Dennis Stamp > Women’s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Dottie Downs > The Professional defeated Big John > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #1

JUNE 29, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wayne Cowan and Skip Young wrestled to a draw > Dean Ho defeated George McCreery > Round Robin Tag Team Match: Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Les Thornton & Tony Charles and the Red Devils > Dick Slater & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JUNE 29, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood versus the Avenger > Charlie Fulton versus Roberto Soto > Pak Song versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Tony Atlas versus Waldo Von Erich > Ole Anderson versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Dick Slater versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

JUNE 29, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Regal versus Ken Dillinger > Roger Howell versus Pete Austin > Rick Martel versus the French Angel > King Kong Mosca versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Stan Hansen versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JUNE 29, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings and Carl Fergie wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Doug Somers > Stan Hansen & Ray Candy defeated Blackjack Lanza & the Masked Superstar > Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson > No TL / No DQ Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Killer Karl Kox > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Wahoo McDaniel* defeated Ivan Koloff / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.

JUNE 29, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Masked Superstar defeated Abe Jacobs > Women’s Match: Donna Christianello defeated Angie Minelli > Jimmy Snuka defeated Jerry Oates > George Wells & Ted Oates defeated Jim Duggan & the French Angel > Ted DiBiase defeated Terry Gordy by disqualification

JUNE 29, 1984 (FRIDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nikolai Volkoff defeated Dale Veasey > Tim Horner defeated Jake Roberts by disqualification > Ted DiBiase & the Spoiler defeated Brad Armstrong & the Masked Superstar > Strap Match: Jake Roberts defeated Ron Garvin > Billy Jack Haynes & the Junkyard Dog defeated the Road Warriors by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.