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Monday, July 7, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA, tonight. WWE results from Pensacola, FL, on July 6: Mr. Kennedy over Shelton Benjamin; John Morrison & the Miz over Jessie & Festus; Evan Bourne over Mike Knox; Matt Hardy over MVP and Umaga in a three-way; Maria & Cherry over Natalya Neidhart & Victoria; the Great Khali over Ron Killings; and Finlay & the Big Show over Mark Henry & Chavo Guerrero. WWE results from Panama City, Panama, on July 5: Lance Cade over Paul London; Jim Duggan over Charlie Haas; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Cryme Tyme; Mickie James over Beth Phoenix, with referee Santino Marella; Shawn Michaels over Chris Jericho; CM Punk over Kane; and John Cena over JBL. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action had just reportedly presented a contract to Moose, who is also known as Mickie Knuckles on the independent scene, when she suffered a broken leg in a match with Sara Del Rey on Sunday night in Joliet, IL. She was scheduled for surgery today to repair a broken femur. (Rich Tate)

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling results from July 6 in Bremen, GA, at the Recreation Center with a reported attendance of 200: Josh Stone defeated Bulldog Raines. Due to Raines losing the match, he had to eat dog food which he then took one bite and threw the rest in Stone's face. Nightmare vs. Frankie Valentine ended as a double count out. Rob Adonis beat Tommy Rich. Sal Rinauro beat Thomas Farnsworth and Rob Adonis. Chip Day & Josh Storm beat Lamar Philips & Dustin Powers. Billy Knight beat El Perez. The next SECW show in Bremen will be July 13. (Larry Goodman)

Global Championship Wrestling was in Palmerdale, AL, at the Community Center on July 5. Maddog Dan Sawyer & Rock C defeated David Young & Veronica Fairchild. Orion Bishop defeated Chrisjen Hayme. Nasty Kritter Skum defeated Russian Assassin #2. Jesse Payne defeated Soulcrusher. In a triple threat match, The INHuman Fly defeated Kato and Lani Ki' Aloha. Frankie Valentine defeated Joey Lightning. Josh Stone defeated Bulldog Raines. GCW returns the Community Center in Palmerdale on July 19 at 7:30 PM. (Brian Slack)

NAWA Ring Champions results from the Purks Building in Cedartown, GA, on July 4: Kyle Matthews over Chris Lightning and Bob E. Hill in a three-way; the Patriot & the Canadian over Ben Thrasher & Simon Sermon; Antonio Garza over Stupid, with Tweety; Josh Stone & the Nightmare over Frankie Valentine & Chip Day; Bambi over Peggy Lee Lather, with Nigel Sherrod, for the NAWA Women’s Title; Bulldog Raines over Mike Reed, with Jackie Rosedale, in a dog collar match; and Bobby Hayes versus Abdullah the Butcher ended in a no contest. Charlie Smith, Abdullah, and the Nightmare were inducted into the NAWA Hall of Fame. The main event was set up after Abdullah busted his plaque over the head of NAWA promoter Phil Heffner, and Hayes had come to his rescue. Chick Donovan and Gerald Finley were among the reported 225 in attendance. Referees credited for working this event included Ricky Spears, Jeremy Black, and Spanky Emerson. (Rich Tate)

The Fourth of July weekend was a busy one for Southern States Championship Wrestling as they had two shows in two days as part of the Enigma Firecracker Festival. On July 4, a reported crowd of 212 people saw the following: in a Southern Heritage Championship match, "Rock N Roll" Chris Turner defeated The Lumberjack to retain the title. The Foley vs. The Soviet was declared a no contest when Brooks Rogers interfered. Bryan Fury & Samantha Steel beat Mad Dog Miller & J.T. Taylor. Logan Stevens beat SSCW Heavyweight champion Jarrod Michaels in a non-title match. In a hardcore match, Unknown Soldier defeated Brooks Rogers, who was attacked after the match by Foley. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich was on hand for pictures and signing autographs for the fans. On July 5, there was reportedly a crowd of 202. Jelena defeated Samantha Steel to win the SSCW Women's championship when The Soviet's interference backfired. Mad Dog Miller defeated Roland Dyce. Logan Stevens defeated Lee Williams III. In a Southern Heritage title rematch, Chris Turner defeated The Lumberjack to retain the title. In a Fans bring weapons match, Brooks Rogers defeated Foley and declared himself the new king of hardcore. Scotty Biggs vs. J.T. Taylor ended in a double countout. SSCW Heavyweight champion Jarrod Michaels defeated "Wildfire" Tommy Rich by DQ when Rich accidentally hit the referee. On August 2, SSCW presents “Aftermath”, which will be at the Enigma Gym in Enigma, GA. Bell time is 7:30 PM and all tickets are $2. Advertised: In a No DQ/Falls Count Anywhere match, "Modern Day Enforcer" Scotty Biggs vs. J.T. Taylor. Samantha Steel & The Soviet take on SSCW Women's champion Jelena & Jonny Flight in mixed tag action. In a submission match for the SSCW Southern Heritage championship, "Rock N Roll" Chris Turner defends the belt against MMA Fighter Ken Diesel. Mad Dog Miller vs. The Lumberjack. Also advertised are Brooks Rogers, SSCW champion Jarrod Michaels, and Logan Stevens. (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.


Velvet Jones submitted an article to us, whereas he dissects what he sees wrong with independent wrestling in middle Georgia. Click here for his views. (Rich Tate)

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

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Mando Guerrero (54).


JULY 7, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CASCADE ARENA (L.H. Brumbelow – Promoter) > Women’s Boxing Match: Minnie Lee versus Sassy Susie > Sailor Brown versus Son Almand > Ambrose Cole versus Jimmy Hope / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also two boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.

JULY 7, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Boxing Match: Mike versus Ike > Tom Malloy versus Tarzan Jordan > Battle Royal featuring Bill Collins, John Mauldin, Dave Terrell, Jack McAdams, and Bill Crussell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The winner of the battle royal, reported to be the “first ever in Atlanta”, was to wrestle the winner of the match between Tom Malloy and Tarzan Jordan in the main event. There was also a performance by a 26-month old acrobat, but no details were provided following the card.

JULY 7, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bib Boy defeated Nick Elitch at 24:00 > Elmer Guthrie defeated Eddie Newman > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Roland Kirchmeyer (2-1)

JULY 7, 1949 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter defeated Lozano Martinez > Red McIntyre defeated Tom Mahoney > Johnny Long defeated Jack Kelly > Don McIntyre defeated Jack Dillon > Al Galento defeated Rex Mobley

JULY 7, 1950 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Coffield and Buddy Knox wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter defeated Red Roberts > Tex Riley and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson defeated Don McIntyre* to win title > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Bibber McCoy / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Red Terror on May 19, 1950, in Atlanta. Howard Brown was credited as being a referee on this card. Although the National Wrestling Alliance was formed in 1948, and Paul Jones was reportedly at the first member meeting, Atlanta had continued to recognize the NWA World Heavyweight Title as observed by the National Wrestling Association, as it had been doing since 1930. Alliance champion Orville Brown never made an appearance in the area during his reign, and this was the first by Lou Thesz since he was awarded the Alliance version on November 27, 1949, after Brown was forced to vacate the title due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident on November 1, 1949. It had been announced on June 23, 1950, that Eddie Gossett would debut on this card, but he was not mentioned on this card.

JULY 7, 1951 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus Jack Moore > Ben Morgan versus the Great Scott > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* versus Babe Zaharias > Nick Carter versus Baron Leone / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Golden Terror on March 30, 1951, in Atlanta.

JULY 7, 1961 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Bell versus Farmer Powell > Midget Match: Marcel Semard versus Pee Wee Lopez > Boxing Match: Ray Gunkel versus Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 7, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Eisenburg and Mr. X (1) wrestled to a draw > Tarzan White defeated Red Steiner > The Destroyer defeated Buddy Fuller

JULY 7, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines versus Mario Galento > Bob Orton versus Chief Little Eagle > Jesse James versus Wildman Phillips > Greg Peterson & Bad Boy Hines versus George Harris & the Mongolian / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 7, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Jack Vansky > Ricky Hunter defeated Corsica Jean > Tim Geohagen and Jack Daniels wrestled to a draw > Alex Perez & Louie Tillet defeated Bob Nandor & Buddy Fuller > No DQ Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Jerry Graham > Ramon Torres, Mr. Wrestling & the Avenger versus El Mongol, Stan & Butcher Vachon ruled a no contest / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Enrique Torres joined Ramon Torres, Mr. Wrestling & the Avenger at the ring. Following the match, Enrique announced he would be leaving, as he was contemplating retirement.

JULY 7, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Bob Armstrong and Rocket Monroe wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo & Doug Gilbert defeated Fuji & Karl Von Stroheim > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* defeated El Mongol / Notes: Nick Bockwinkel had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Assassin #1 on April 17, 1970. Homer O’Dell managed Karl Von Stroheim.

JULY 7, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Oki Shikina > Women’s Tag Team Match: Toni Rose & Donna Christianello defeated Susan Green & Jan Sheridan > Roberto Soto & El Mongol defeated Billy Spears & Rocket Monroe > Dick Steinborn defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo defeated the Assassins / Notes: Billy Spears managed Buddy Colt. Argentina Apollo participated in an autograph session for fans.

JULY 7, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Randy Curtis defeated Bill Bowman > Cage Match: Assassin #2 defeated Ray Candy > Koa Tiki defeated Krusher Karlson / Notes: Mr. X managed Bill Bowman. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

JULY 7, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Dunn > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Norvel Austin > Billy Spears and Bearcat Brown wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

JULY 7, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw & Pez Whatley defeated Len Denton & Hartford Love > No DQ Match: the French Angel defeated Rick Martel > Taped Fist Match: Tommy Rich defeated Rock Hunter > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ivan Koloff > Dick Slater versus Abdullah the Butcher > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen defeated King Kong Mosca* by disqualification / Notes: Dick Slater and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

JULY 7, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Stan Hansen versus Bill Howard > Genichiro Tenryu defeated Carl Fergie > The Masked Superstar defeated Bubba Douglas > Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich defeated Bill Howard & Ben Alexander > Mike Stallings defeated Billy Starr > Blackjack Lanza defeated Curtis Brazil > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Jerry Roberts & Louis Haney / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.

JULY 7, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Taylor defeated the French Angel > Mike Sharpe defeated Bob Sweetan > Mark Lewin defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Mike George, Ole Anderson & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Abdullah the Butcher & the Assassins > Tony Atlas defeated Baron Von Raschke / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin and Abdullah the Butcher.

JULY 7, 1982 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Rogers defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Paul Orndorff defeated Brad Armstrong > Don Muraco & the Super Destroyer defeated the Freebirds > Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Roddy Piper managed Don Muraco.

JULY 7, 1984 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – “WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: This was the final episode of “World Championship Wrestling” that featured wrestlers from the promotion. The infamous “Black Saturday” incident aired on July 14, 1984, with Freddy Miller introducing Vince McMahon was the host, who went on to broadcast taped matches from the World Wrestling Federation. McMahon had been working for months to buy the company, and reportedly had controlling interest already, but earlier in the week leading up to this episode was finally sold the remaining shares belonging to Ole Anderson and Fred Ward.