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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC, tonight. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info. (Rich Tate)

United Wrestling Association returns to the Hardwarium in Seymour, TN, tonight for “No Return.” Advertised matches include Fantasy vs. Electra. Mini Kane vs. Mini Kennedy, who appeared on RAW a few months ago. The Devil's Rejects (Chase Stevens and Adam Armor) defend the UWA Tag Team Titles against The Encore. David Young is also advertised. (Larry Goodman)

The following are events taking place tonight in which we have no further advance information: Florida Championship Wrestling at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL; and NWA Main Event at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville, TN. (Rich Tate)

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling results from July 13 in Bremen, GA, at the Recreation Center were as follows: Adrian Hawkins over J. T. Talent and Dustin Powers. Josh Storm & Chip Day beat The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith). Colt Derringer defeated Jeremy Vain. Sal Rinauro beat Kyle Matthews. Bulldog Raines beat Josh "Hot Dog" Stone (with Phil Hefner) 2 out of three falls. The Nightmare over Frankie Valentine by disqualification. Next show is August 3 back at the Bremen Rec Center. (Larry Goodman)

NWA Anarchy's "Hostile Environment 2008" on July 19 promises to be one of the biggest shows of the year at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA. The advertised card includes WAR GAMES "Submit or Surrender" Shadow Jackson & Slim J vs. Koncrete Gorillas (Nemesis & Jay Fury), The NWA Elite (Shatter & Kimo & Abomination with Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Devil's Rejects (Iceberg & Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) in a "Now or Never" match -All of the Rejects titles vs. no more title shots for the Elite, Mikal Judas vs. Jeremy Vain in a lumberjack match, Todd Sexton vs. Ace Rockwell in an I Quit Match, A Three Way Dance for the NWA Anarchy Television Title: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Hayden Young vs. Jeff Lewis, Brodie Chase (with Melissa Coates) vs. Don Matthews in a Slave Match, and a 10 man tag: The Essentials (JT Talent & Andrew Pendleton III & Caleb Konley) & Adrian Hawkins & Jay Clinton vs. Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) & Chip Day & Malachi & Bo Newsome. Bell time is 8pm. For ticket info call 706-476-2017. (Larry Goodman)

Total Championship Wrestling returns to the National Guard Armory in Douglasville, GA, on August 9 with an 8 pm bell time. The advertised card is as follows: Lamar Phillips & Jamie Hall vs. Kid Ego & Josh Storm, Ken Timbs, Jr., vs. "Bad Boy" Keith Williams, Jess Wade vs. Josh Stone, Damon Tax vs. Eclipse, and for the TCW Heavyweight Title, Pretty Boy Floyd (c) vs. Awesome T.C. There will also be a TCW Tag Team Title match. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 ages 6-11 and under 6 get in free. For info call 404-213-4632, 770-871-0988, and 706-537-5572. (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.


The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission has emerged once again, proposing increased regulations beyond the only existing law of a $100 per year license in order to promote en event in the state. The rules proposed in the documents made available today, are very similar in nature to those last proposed, which many in the local wrestling community considered a reasonable compromise over what the GAEC first proposed last year. The rules, which would have gone into effect on July 1 had the bill not been defeated in the House during the last session due to a debate over language pertaining to non-wrestling items on the same bill, include guidelines toward creating a more safe environment for fans and promotional staff and crew, as well as wrestling talent, with the only serious monetary hit being at the expense of the talent, who must begin showing proof of successful physical examinations. A public hearing will be held on August 12 at 2 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive in Atlanta, GA, within the West Tower. The session will start at 11:00 AM. Click here for more detailed information on the hearing, as well as the rules being proposed. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Mil Mascaras (66) and Jesse Ventura (57).

Today in Memoriam: Daniel Nickerson (48, 2006), Jenni Lee (34, 2006), and Devil Bhudakhan (31, 2007).


JULY 15, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack McAdams and John Mauldin wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Al Olsen by disqualification > George Romanoff defeated Emilio Firpo (2-1)

JULY 15, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Lee defeated Al Maynard by disqualification > Otto Kuss defeated Jimmy Morris > Dick Raines defeated Milo Steinborn

JULY 15, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Charlie Keene defeated Tiger Rollins (2-1) > Honey Boy Hackney and Yusef Hussane wrestled to a draw

JULY 15, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Wayne Coleman versus Pancho Villa > John Mauldin versus Frank Remille > Baron Von Hoffman versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 15, 1948 (THURSDAY) – DALTON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Dillon defeated Joe Corbett > Charley Laye defeated Chico Cortez by disqualification > Andy Parkat and Bill Steddum wrestled to a draw / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

JULY 15, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Galento and Charlie Harben wrestled to a draw > Johnny Long defeated Roy Welch > George Holmes defeated Jack Dillon > Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Tom Mahoney defeated Al Massey to win title / Notes: Sunset Carson was on hand to present the Southern Heavyweight Title belt to Tom Mahoney after the match. Mahoney had reportedly demanded a special referee be assigned to the match with Al Massey, claiming he felt the regular Atlanta referee Bob Shipp would be biased toward his opponent. The Athletic Commission supposedly informed him that if he failed to appear for the match, he would be suspended indefinitely from wrestling in Atlanta. This was reportedly the final match of an ongoing tournament to determine the inaugural champion for the new title. It is unclear what matches leading up to this card were part of the tournament, but it was reported that in addition to Mahoney and Massey, other participants included Rebel Russell, Ralph Garibaldi, Johnny Long, Babe Zaharias, Chris Zaharias, Rex Mobley, Lozano Martinez, and Nick Carter. The program for this card mentions that Bob Van Camp has replaced Thad Horton announcing the televised portions of the cards. It was announced that Carlos Rodriguez would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JULY 15, 1952 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Clancy versus Ike Eakins > Don McIntyre versus Art Nelson > Eddie Gossett versus Danny Dusek / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 15, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Clancy and Angelo Poffo wrestled to a draw > Nick Roberts defeated Bronko Lubich by disqualification > Bibber McCoy defeated Kurt Von Brawner > Angelo Poffo, Kurt Von Brawner & Bronko Lubich defeated Nick Roberts, Mike Clancy & Bibber McCoy (2-1) / Notes: Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

JULY 15, 1964 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Dunn & Wildman Phillips versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Joe Scarpa versus the Demon > Ron Reed versus Sputnik Monroe > Greg Peterson versus Red Roberts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 15, 1965 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James versus the Mongolian > Billy Hines versus Wildman Phillips > Bob Eisenburg versus Corsica Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

JULY 15, 1965 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa versus Bob Orton > Bad Boy Hines defeated Chief Little Eagle > Nick Kozak versus Corsica Joe > Greg Peterson versus Mario Galento / Notes: Aside from the match between Bad Boy Hines and Chief Little Eagle, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

JULY 15, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Carreon defeated Danny Little Bear > Dick Steinborn & Mario Galento defeated Pancho Rosario & Wildman Wehba > Ray Gunkel defeated Kenny Mack > Buddy Fuller defeated George Harris > Butcher Vachon defeated Mike Paidousis > Title versus Title Match: the Infernos defeated Enrique & Alberto Torres / Notes: In the match between the Infernos and Enrique & Alberto Torres, the former retained the World Tag Team Title and won the European Tag Team Title. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. The Infernos had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since July 1, 1966. The Torres’ had been the reigning European Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Infernos on July 8, 1966, in Atlanta. Charlie Harben and Leo Garibaldi were credited as being referees on this card. The program for this card mentions that Mario Galento’s biography titled “the Gentle Brute” is on sale at the auditorium for $1. There was also an advertisement for Metro Chrysler-Plymouth, with Freddie Blassie asking fans, “Why not be Classy?” In the July 8, 1966, program, he was still spokesman for Al Means Ford. It was reported that the Infernos had been fined $500 for burning Bobby Shane on July 2, 1966.

JULY 15, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Grizzly Smith defeated Tony Nero > Midget Match: Little Bobo defeated Little Bruiser > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Los Toros > Little John defeated Paul DeMarco

JULY 15, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears > Dick Steinborn and Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw > Tim Geohagen defeated the Champ / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. It was announced that Terry Funk and Dory Funk, Sr., had sent signed contracts to the Atlanta office answering the ongoing challenges made by the Assassins. Ox Baker joined Capral and issued a challenge to Roberto Soto, claiming the Georgia Heavyweight Champion was dodging him.

JULY 15, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Martel defeated George McCreery > Midget Women’s Tag Team Match: Darling Dagmar & Honey Girl Paige defeated Marie Laveau & Diamond Lil > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Nikolai Volkoff by disqualification > Bob Orton, Jr., and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Dusty Rhodes defeated Jerry Lawler / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff and Bob Orton, Jr.

JULY 15, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Ken Dillinger > Richard Blood defeated Bob Slaughter > Pak Song defeated Roberto Soto > Tony Atlas defeated Waldo Von Erich > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater by disqualification > Bill Watts defeated Ole Anderson by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

JULY 15, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ric Flair defeated Pez Whatley > Len Denton defeated Roger Howell > King Kong Mosca defeated Steve Regal > Tape: Stan Hansen versus King Kong Mosca > Ernie Ladd defeated Bill Irwin > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Ken Dillinger & Dennis Johnson > Tape: Ivan Koloff versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Rick McGraw & Bill Irwin > Ray Candy defeated the Challenger > Dennis Hall defeated Barry Orton > Tape: Ken Dillinger versus Dusty Rhodes > The Assassin defeated Dennis Johnson > Hartford Love & the French Angel defeated Roger Howell & Jose Vasquez / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

JULY 15, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings defeated Ben Alexander > Ray Candy defeated Bill Howard > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Blackjack Lanza & King Kong Mosca > Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson > Ivan Koloff defeated Wahoo McDaniel / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

JULY 15, 1980 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Condrey defeated Terry Taylor > Mike Sharpe defeated Alexis Smirnoff by disqualification > Mike George defeated Bob Sweetan > Baron Von Raschke defeated Jay Strongbow > Tommy Rich & Kevin Sullivan and Mark Lewin & Abdullah the Butcher wrestled to a draw / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin and Abdullah the Butcher.

JULY 15, 1984 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis & Tim Horner defeated the Wolf Pack > Gary Quartenelli defeated Dale Veasey > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Bob Roop > Jerry Oates versus Crusher Blackwell ruled a no contest > Ted DiBiase defeated Brad Armstrong > Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts > Battle Royal: Tim Horner (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. This was the final card presented by the promotion following the buyout of the television time slot on Channel 17. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and Ted DiBiase.

JULY 15, 1984 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Sam Houston defeated Jeff Sword > Bob Bass defeated Dave Dillinger > Vinnie Valentino defeated Kurt Von Hess > Don Kernodle & Ivan Koloff defeated Pez Whatley & the Renegade by disqualification > Tom Shaft defeated Jesse Barr > Angelo Mosca, Jr., & Pez Whatley defeated Gary Hart & the Outlaw