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Saturday, July 12, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV, tonight. SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, GA, tonight. Advertised for Savannah are Jeff Hardy vs. Edge, Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry, Mr. Kennedy vs. MVP. Also advertised: The Miz & John Morrison, Shelton Benjamin, Finlay w/ Horswoggle, Michelle McCool, and Chavo Guerrero w/ Bam Neely. WWE results from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY, on July 11: Jamie Noble over Charlie Haas; D-Lo Brown over Santino Marella; Paul London over Chuck Palumbo; Kofi Kingston over Paul Burchill; Mickie James over Beth Phoenix; Shawn Michaels over Lance Cade; CM Punk over Batista to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title; and John Cena & Cryme Tyme over Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Jr., & Kane. (Rich Tate and Thomas Bugg)

NWA Anarchy celebrates their third anniversary with a television taping tonight at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA. Advertised matches include: Nemesis vs. Shadow Jackson with Jay Fury banned from ringside, Shatter (with Jeff G. Bailey & Kimo) vs. Azrael (with the Reverend and Devil's Rejects), Mikal Judas vs. Jeremy Vain, Sal Rinauro vs. Seth Delay, NWA Television Champion Truitt Fields will be in action, New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters) vs. The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith with Todd Sexton), Brodie Ray Chase will be in action with Melissa Coates in his corner, Adrian Hawkins & Caleb Konley & J.T. Talent (with AP3) vs. Bo Newsome & Chip Day & Malachi, and NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer finalizes his plans for Hostile Environment '08. Also appearing will be Ace Rockwell, Hayden Young, Jeff Lewis, Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King), Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews), Jay Clinton and T.K. Cross. Bell time is 8pm. (Larry Goodman)

The All-Star Wrestling Network presents "Adrenaline" to take place at the AWN Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA, tonight. 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 following are events taking place tonight in which we have little or no further advance information: American Pro Wrestling at the American Coliseum in Spartanburg, SC; ATL Wrestling at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN; Championship Wrestling at the Parks and Recreation Center in Elizabethton, TN; Carolina Wrestling Showcase at the Boys and Girls Club in Asheboro, NC; Flatline Championship Wrestling at Patriots Park in Grovetown, GA; High Velocity Wrestling at the HVW Arena in Hendersonville, NC; IWF Pro Wrestling at the Cookeville Armory in Cookeville, TN; Knoxville Area Professional Organized Wrestling at the National Guard Armory in Lenoir City, TN; Millennium Wrestling Federation at the Vietnam Veterans Center in Lincolnton, NC; New Blood Wrestling at the New Blood Arena in Dyersburg, TN; New Heights Wrestling at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL; NWA Carolinas at the Armory in Elkin, NC; Outlaw Championship Wrestling at the Cell in Moulton, AL; Orlando Wrestling Alliance at the Salvation Army Gymnasium in Sanford, FL; Pro Wrestling Riot at the New Lakes of Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL; Southern Heritage Championship Wrestling at the National Guard Armory in Belmont, NC; Savannah Valley Wrestling at the Graybell Auction in Royston, GA; Southern Wrestling Association at the National Guard Armory in Forest City, NC; Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, TN; and United Christian Championship Wrestling at the UCCW Arena in Lyons, GA. Buff Bagwell, Ron Garvin, Ivan Koloff, and George South are advertised for the SCHW event in Belmont. Advertised for the Championship Wrestling card in Elizabethton is Brian Logan defending his version of the AWA Heavyweight Title against Cody Ices. Pro Wrestling Riot in Port Richey has a main event featuring Bruce Santee & Sedrick Strong versus Jon Davis & Kory Chavis, with Chasyn Rance, Francisco Ciatso, Erick Stevens, and the Heartbreak Express also on the card. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Devin Cutting)

United States Wrestling Organization results from Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn with a count of 127 in attendance: Lee Cross beat Shawn Hoodrich. New York Gangster & Dyronic beat Bryan Casey & Intern and Psycho Medic & Justin Spade when Dyronic pinned Intern. Tony Falk addressed the USWO Championship situation, saying Mark Anthony has been stripped due to his leaving the promotion, and that there will be a 6-man tournament next Friday to crown a new champion. Aiden Scott beat Super Delirious Black Ninja. USWO Jr. Champion Shane Smalls defeated Cousin Jason X. Andy Douglas beat Tim Renesto (w/Charming Charles) in a first blood match when Charles missed a cane shot on Douglas and hit Renesto, busting him open. Post-match, a masked man ran out and attacked Douglas. He unmasked to reveal Jay Phoenix, who said he was tired of being a cartoon character and was now using his real name Jeremiah Plunkett. Falk also announced that "Boogie Woogie Boy" Gary Valiant would be appearing for USWO next Friday night. (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel)

Great Championship Wrestling has announced the July 20 debut of “GCW Sunday Night Slam!” on their website. The show will feature a collaboration of various matches from tapings in Phenix City, AL, and Villa Rica, GA. It will serve as a way for out of town fans to follow GCW storylines, and get a taste of what they can see either by attending a live event, or by purchasing one of a DVD. Local fans will have an opportunity to relive their favorite matches. There will be contests, prizes, and special "vault" matches from yesteryear. (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.


In a classic case of life imitates art, "Boogie Woogie Boy" Gary Valiant's association with Showtime All-Star Wrestling has been terminated by SAW according to a source within the company. In the television storyline, Valiant and his partner in Dream Team, Arrick Andrews, were fired by SAW after being arrested for assaulting Tennessee Violence Authority. The SAW Board of Directors fired them because having a criminal record was a violation of a clause in their contract. Subsequently, Valiant and Andrews returned under masks as Boogie Nights, but that footage had not yet aired on the television show. According to Valiant, he was contacted by Reno Riggins yesterday and told he was not being fired by SAW. Instead, Riggins asked Valiant to take a couple of months off and suggested a storyline for his return. Valiant declined it, and told Riggins he thought it was best for him to go ahead and part ways with SAW. Valiant said he had a meeting scheduled with Mike Porter and Jeff Daniels to discuss his coming to NWA Main Event, but it was not a done deal at this point. Andrews is still with the company. (Larry Goodman)

The wrestler known as Jamar Acid in Georgia Wrestling Promotions and other indies around North Georgia made his debut with Great Championship Wrestling Thursday night using the name Kareem Abdul-Jamar. (Larry Goodman)

David Young debuted for Showtime All-Star Wrestling at last night's television taping. Young is going to be a regular with SAW. (Larry Goodman)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Newton Tattrie (77), Rene Goulet (76), Gregory Helms (34), and Brock Lesnar (31).

Today in Memoriam: Jack Curley (61, 1937) and Yvon Robert (56, 1971).


JULY 12, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (L.C. Warren – Promoter) > Ed Don George defeated Charley Lehman at 45:54 > Jim Hesslyn defeated Scotty Dawkins

JULY 12, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Wesley Brownlee versus Pete Epting > Hugh Winn versus Juan Gonzalez / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 12, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Ward versus Bull Schmidt > Jack McAdams versus Emilio Firpo > Jack Ross versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 12, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Baron Von Hoffman > Frank Remille versus Tarzan Jordan > Jack Bloomfield versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 12, 1947 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Earl Wampler > Johnny Long defeated Babe Zaharias > Ralph Garibaldi & Cherry Vallina defeated Jim Coffield & Al Galento > Ray Villmer defeated Cliff Knudsen

JULY 12, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Blassie versus Dick Raines ruled a no contest > Rocky Columbo and Gory Guerrero wrestled to a draw > Gene Stanlee and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Loser Leaves Match: the Zebra Kid defeated Jerry Graham / Notes: The Zebra Kid had vowed to unmask if he could not defeat Jerry Graham in their match.

JULY 12, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oni Wiki Wiki defeated Jack O’Brien > Freddie Blassie defeated Red McIntyre > Angelo Poffo defeated Nick Roberts > Freddie Blassie, Jack O’Brien & Kurt Von Brawner defeated Oni Wiki Wiki, Don & Red McIntyre / Notes: Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

JULY 12, 1957 (FRIDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele versus Tarzan White > Lou Stinson versus the Phantom > George Drake versus Rip Hawk / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 12, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Neopolitan defeated Vince Bryant > Tony Neopolitan & Corsica Jean defeated Vince Bryant & Bill Alexander > Leo Garibaldi defeated Freddie Blassie

JULY 12, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Bell defeated El Raton by disqualification > Midget Tag Team Texas Death Match: Tiny Bell & Chief Little Heart defeated Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder > Tommy Bell & Marco Polo and Gypsy Joe & El Raton wrestled to a draw at 60:00

JULY 12, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Rip Tyler > Bill Dromo & the Proud Rebel defeated Jack Bence & Corsica Joe > Chief Little Eagle defeated Tarzan Tyler by disqualification > Dick the Bruiser defeated Derrell Cochran / Notes: Rip Tyler was barred from ringside during the match between Chief Little Eagle and Tarzan Tyler. Argentina Rocca was scheduled, but there was no mention in reports following the card.

JULY 12, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez versus Oki Shikina > Bob Armstrong defeated Johnny Walker > Ray Gunkel & Mario Galento defeated Tank Morgan & Guillotine Gordon > Tornado Tag Team Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Rising Suns > The Professional defeated Dick Steinborn > El Mongol defeated Tarzan Tyler by disqualification / Notes: Silento Rodriguez and Oki Shikina were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler.

JULY 12, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco and El Mongol wrestled to a draw > The Super Assassins defeated Tony Nero & Phil Robley > The Professional defeated Assassin #2 / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins. The Assassins joined Capral and announced that they had proof that the Professional was Doug Gilbert under a mask.

JULY 12, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Hurricane Hester defeated El Gaucho > Ron & Terry Garvin and Jerry Oates & Dennis Stamp wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Killer Brooks > Harley Race defeated Rufus R. Jones > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated Roberto Soto > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & the Professional / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

JULY 12, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Ken Dillinger > Bill White & Randy Savage defeated Richard Blood & Randy Alls > Pak Song defeated Don Kernodle > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Dick Slater* defeated Paul Jones > No DQ / No TL Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Richard Blood substituted for Ted Medlock in the match with Ken Dillinger. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

JULY 12, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Barry Orton versus Ken Dillinger > Pez Whatley & Steve Regal versus Len Denton & Charles Daugherty > 1,000 Silver Dollar Match: Ole Anderson versus Tommy Rich > Ivan Koloff versus Thunderbolt Patterson > King Kong Mosca versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* versus Stan Hansen / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 12, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Hansen versus Blackjack Lanza > Bob Armstrong versus Killer Karl Kox > Mr. Wrestling #1 versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.

JULY 12, 1981 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bryan St. John versus Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > Jim Duggan versus George Wells > Mike Sharpe versus Gene Anderson > Ken Patera, Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka versus Tommy Rich, Ted DiBiase & Steve O > Dusty Rhodes versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 12, 1982 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Gibbs defeated Les Thornton > Tito Santana defeated Les Thornton > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar > Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated the Wild Samoans by disqualification > Paul Orndorff defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Sonny King managed the Wild Samoans.

JULY 12, 1982 (MONDAY) – MUSKEGON, MI (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan defeated Tom Prichard > Leroy Brown defeated Chick Donovan > Tommy Rich defeated Roddy Piper by disqualification > Dusty Rhodes & the Freebirds defeated Don Muraco, Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen / Notes: Roddy Piper managed Don Muraco.

JULY 12, 1983 (TUESDAY) – WHEELING, WV – WHEELING CIVIC CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Rood defeated Killer Brooks > Bob Roop & the Road Warriors defeated Brett Wayne, Arn Anderson, & Man Mountain Darsow > Ron Garvin defeated the Iron Sheik by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Larry Zbyszko by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer, the Iron Sheik, and the Road Warriors.

JULY 12, 1984 (THURSDAY) – WHEELING, WV (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Horner defeated Bob Roop > Nikolai Volkoff defeated Steve Starr > Mike Sharpe and Nikolai Volkoff wrestled to a draw > Les Thornton defeated Steve Travis > Brad Armstrong defeated the Spoiler > Canadian Lumberjack Match: Ron Garvin defeated Ted DiBiase / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Ted DiBiase and the Spoiler.