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Thursday, July 10, 2008


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Peach State Pandemonium featured NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce, as well as David Young, on its broadcast on July 9. We also learned more about the situation with Bob Ryder replacing Bill Behrens as booking agent for Total Nonstop Action in regard to independent promotions. Click here for the archive. (Rich Tate)

Tickets for the following Total Nonstop Action events go on sale tomorrow: August 14 in Estero, FL, at the Germain Arena, August 15 in Dallas, TX, at the House of Blues, August 16 in Lawton, OK, at the Great Plains Coliseum, August 22 in Salina, KS, at the Bicentennial Center, August 23 in Topeka, KS, at the Kansas Expocenter, and August 24 in Wichita, KS, at the Cotillion. (Rich Tate)

The Ring of Honor event originally scheduled to be held at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA, on September 20 has been relocated to the New Alhambra Arena. The reason for the move is due to military purposes involving troops requiring the building on that date. (Rich Tate)

Great Championship Wrestling will be at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, tonight. Matches begin at 7:30 PM. No advance card information was available. (Rich Tate)

Ericules Wrestling Promotions will be at the Green Acres Flea Market off of Alcoa Highway in Louisville, TN, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Ringside seats are $7 and general admission is $6. Advertised: a nine-man handicap tag team match featuring Shane Andrews, Shawn Streets, Sigmon & Menace versus Shane Williams, Donovan Daniels, Beau James, Wayne Adkins & Edward Idol; the Death Row Inmates defend the EWP Tag Team Title against Johnny Williams & Kole Layton King; Trooper T versus the Rip; Keith Knox versus Jim Miller; Jeff Anderson versus Lead Billy; and Donovan Daniels versus Robbie Race. (Rich Tate)

Supercade Wrestling, a new promotion, makes its debut tonight at the National Guard Armory in Wellford, SC. Bell time is 7:30 PM. The promotion is announcing that cards will be held there each Thursday night. Names they are promising to be part of the promotion include A.J. Frost, Stoney Hooker, Brandon Phoenix, Erik Anton, Nick Fury, and Matt Burns. It is not clear who will be on the card tonight, but it is advertised that a battle royal will take place until four men are left in the ring. The first two of those four eliminated will meet in the semi-main event, while the final two will face off in a main event ladder match to determine the inaugural champion. (Rich Tate)

The All-Star Wrestling Network presents "Adrenaline" to take place at the AWN Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA, on July 12. Advertised: For the AWN Heavyweight championship, Sam Slaughter defends against Iron Will. Ash vs. Damien. "Dangerous" Danny Horne vs. Mike Kross. "The New Breed" Shawn Hunter vs. Paul Warfield. Xavier Cross vs. J.J. Flash. "Marvelous" Michael Stevens vs. Leon Michaels. Pit Bull vs. Underfaker. Also advertised are "The Almighty" Brokishi and Chick Donovan. Doors open at 7:30 PM and bell time is 8:00. Admission is $8 ringside, $6 general admission, $5 Military and Seniors, $4 for children 7-14, and free for kids 6 and under who are accompanied with a paid adult. For more information, call (478) 397-5734. (Brian Slack)

The Great American Wrestling Federation will be having a house show at the Hosford Game Room in Hosford, FL, on July 20. Bell time is at 6:00 PM. Advertised: GAWF Junior Heavyweight champion Cameron Thomas, Street Bandit, and GAWF champion Steve Goins. Tickets are $4, but seating is limited. (Brian Slack)

It has been confirmed that Rich Franklin will meet Matt Hamill when Ultimate Fighting Championship 88 takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GE, on September 6 for a live PPV, beginning at 7:00 PM. Also advertised: Chuck Liddell versus Rashad Evans. Tickets range from $79 to $604. (Rich Tate)

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.


Click here for this week’s update of Wrestler’s Eye View with Les Thatcher. (Rich Tate)

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the release of Ashley Massaro. (Rich Tate)

Due to a scheduling conflict with the Johnson County Recreation Department, Championship Wrestling Overload’s "Pick Your Poison" event that was previously scheduled for July 11 has been postponed. The event will take place in August, with the date to be announced soon. (Thomas Bugg)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Orlando Jordan (37).


JULY 10, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BUCKHEAD ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) Notes: A scheduled card for this date was postponed due to rain and rescheduled for July 17, 1934.

JULY 10, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Six-Round Boxing Match: Clint Towns versus Bennie Moon > Six-Round Boxing Match: Mac Odum versus Kid Bruce > Eight-Round Boxing Match: Glenn Cowan versus John Mauldin > Turk Powell versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 10, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Stahl defeated Bob Wagner by disqualification at 17:00 > Joe Cox and Roland Kirchmeyer wrestled to a draw > Dick Raines defeated Charlie Strack at 20:00 (2-0)

JULY 10, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > George Wagner versus Mex McClain > Don Rainey versus Sammy Miller > Jack Purdin versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 10, 1937 (SATURDAY) Notes: The Atlanta Constitution ran a story on Eddie Elzea. He had suffered a broken leg on July 4, 1937, while racing at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta.

JULY 10, 1939 (MONDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > The Skull (1) defeated Bill Collins by disqualification > Jack McAdams versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: Jack McAdams and Honey Boy Hackney were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It was reported that the National Wrestling Association ruled that Hackney didn’t win the Southern Light Heavyweight Title in an earlier match, when he scored the only fall before time ran out. A later match ended in a draw. This left both Hackney and McAdams claiming the title.

JULY 10, 1942 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Cox defeated Ernie Dusek > The Golden Terror defeated Emil Dusek > Dorv Roche defeated Hans Schultz / Notes: The Masked Manager managed the Golden Terror.

JULY 10, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > The Cardiff Giant defeated John Cretoria > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Mike St. Francis > Tony Martin defeated Joe Marsh by disqualification / Notes: Tony Martin was advertised as having won the Southern boxing title in Miami in 1941.

JULY 10, 1950 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney and Louie Ross wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter defeated Bibber McCoy > Boxing Match: Bob Shipp defeated Tiny Oxford

JULY 10, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele & Danny Dusek defeated Harry Smith & Red McIntyre > Wild Man Zimm defeated Tex Riley > Buddy Rogers defeated Nick Carter

JULY 10, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gypsy Joe defeated Don McClarty > Dickie Gunkel defeated Skull Murphy > Don McClarty, Adrien Baillargeon & Dickie Gunkel defeated Skull Murphy, Gypsy Joe & El Gato > Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie

JULY 10, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Margie Ramsey & Farmer McGruder versus Brenda Reid & Marcel Semard > Mickey Blassie & Gypsy Joe versus Doug Kinslow & Marco Polo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 10, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Godoy & the Russian Crusher defeated Ivor Barrett & Rito Carreon > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Jack Bence at 2:35 > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.

JULY 10, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Jack Bence > Bill Dromo & Tim Geohagen defeated Tarzan & Rip Tyler > Indian Thong Match: Chief Little Eagle defeated Corsica Joe / Notes: This is the last card Fred Ward presented before splitting from his partnership with the Atlanta office agreement. It is said that the reasons were over booking fees to use the talent sent in by the Atlanta office. The partnership was renewed and resumed in March 1964.

JULY 10, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Dunn defeated Pepe Perez > Billy Wicks & Bruce Austin defeated Charlie Carr & Red Roberts > Joe Scarpa and the Destroyer wrestled to a draw > Buddy Fuller defeated George Harris > Eddie Graham versus Sputnik Monroe ruled a no contest / Notes: This was Paul Jones’ first card in about two years, since he had retired and sold his interest in the office to Don McIntyre. It is said that Jones was simply brought back for public relations purposes, as his share of stock in the office was much smaller than before he sold to McIntyre in 1962. His role as promoter simply meant that he was the figurehead and presented as the man in charge to the fans. However, Ray Gunkel and Buddy Fuller were the top men at the helm by this time. It was announced that Billy & Bad Boy Hines would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JULY 10, 1965 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mario Galento defeated Red Roberts > Joe Scarpa & Greg Peterson and the Corsicans wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

JULY 10, 1965 (SATURDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James & Bad Boy Hines versus Wildman Phillips & the Mongolian / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This was for the locally televised “Columbus Championship Wrestling”, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.

JULY 10, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red Roberts defeated Gene Kelly > Jesse James defeated George Harris > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated the Corsicans > Mario Galento defeated Joe Scarpa by disqualification

JULY 10, 1969 (THURSDAY) – ATHENS, GA – J & J CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Chati Yokuchi & Mr. Ito defeated El Mongol & the Professional* to win title / Notes: El Mongol & the Professional had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on June 27, 1969, in Atlanta.

JULY 10, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cisco Grimaldo defeated Billy Spears > Ray Gunkel defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Bill Dromo & Alberto Torres defeated Rocket Monroe & Rip Tyler > Handicap Match: Buddy Fuller defeated Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* versus Paul DeMarco ruled a no contest / Notes: During the match between Buddy Fuller and Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt, Fuller had O’Dell in a toehold attempting to force him to submit, and Colt ran in the ring and attacked Fuller. Robert Fuller came to the ring to help, but not before Karl Von Stroheim came to the ring and turned the tables. O’Dell managed Colt & Von Stroheim. Nick Bockwinkel had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Assassin #1 on April 17, 1970. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. It was announced that the NWA had lifted the suspension of the Assassins, under the condition that they wear different masks and tights to the ring.

JULY 10, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Victor Rivera defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > George Scott & Klondike Bill and Big John & Assassin #1 wrestled to a draw > El Mongol defeated Ken Russell / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. This episode aired from 10:30 to 11:30 PM, and would the next several weeks. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

JULY 10, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Avenger defeated Bob Hall > Randy Curtis & El Mongol defeated Wayne Cowan & Oki Shikina > European Junior Heavyweight Title Match: John Foley* defeated Bearcat Wilkerson > World Light Heavyweight Title Match: the Golden Gladiator* defeated Ted Oates > Handicap Match: the Super Gladiator defeated Ox Baker & Goliath > Ray Candy, Bob Ellis & Pepper Gomez defeated Jack Armstrong, Rock Hunter & Assassin #2 > Ernie Ladd versus Tarzan Tyler ruled a no contest / Notes: Mr. Kleen was the special referee for the match between the Super Gladiator and Ox Baker & Goliath. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

JULY 10, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Mark Starr > Billy Spears defeated Norvel Austin > Jerry Oates defeated Ed Wiskowski > Bobby Shane defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Roberto Soto & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bobby Duncum & Bill Watts by disqualification > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated the Super Infernos / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

JULY 10, 1976 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tully Blanchard defeated Ron Bass > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Tully Blanchard & Skip Young > Boxing Match: Ted Oates defeated Wayne Cowan by knockout in sixth round > Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Tully Blanchard substituted for Ken Mantell to team with Skip Young in the match with Jimmy & Johnny Valiant.

JULY 10, 1977 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Two Ton Harris defeated Phil Mercedo > Johnny Weaver defeated Jacques Goulet > Ted Oates & Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Jerry Blackwell & Brute Bernard > Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title Match: Greg Valentine* defeated Wahoo McDaniel > Mid-Atlantic Television Title Match: Ricky Steamboat* defeated Ric Flair

JULY 10, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw defeated Pete Doherty > Pez Whatley and Hartford Love wrestled to a draw > The French Angel defeated Rick McGraw > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Stan Hansen & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated King Kong Mosca* by disqualification

JULY 10, 1980 (THURSDAY) – KNOXVILLE, TN – CIVIC COLISEUM (Bob Polk – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Taylor and Alexis Smirnoff wrestled to a draw > The Assassins defeated Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Dennis Condrey defeated Mike Sharpe > Austin Idol defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Tony Atlas defeated Baron Von Raschke / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JULY 10, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Santana defeated Pete Martin > El Mongol defeated Luke Graham > The Wild Samoans defeated Bob & Brad Armstrong > The Masked Superstar defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Paul Orndorff defeated Ric Flair / Notes: Sonny King managed the Wild Samoans.

JULY 10, 1983 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Rood defeated Killer Brooks > Tommy Rich defeated the Iron Sheik > Killer Brooks & the Road Warriors defeated Man Mountain Darsow, Ole & Arn Anderson > Buzz Sawyer defeated Ron Garvin > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Larry Zbyszko by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer, the Iron Sheik, and the Road Warriors.

JULY 10, 1984 (TUESDAY) – GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Horner defeated Bob Roop > Mike Sharpe and Nikolai Volkoff wrestled to a draw > Les Thornton defeated Steve Travis > Lumberjack Match: Ron Garvin defeated Ted DiBiase > Brad Armstrong defeated the Spoiler by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Ted DiBiase and the Spoiler.