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Wednesday, July 16, 2008


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Peach State Pandemonium will feature Curtis Hughes, Ace Rockwell, and Bobby Simmons tonight at 9:00 PM ET. Mr. Hughes has spent two decades in the business, including runs with World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling, and Extreme Championship Wrestling. Today, Hughes spends much of his time training wrestlers for Atlanta’s World Wrestling Alliance 4 school, and making appearances for various independent promotions around the southeastern U.S. Ace Rockwell, a former NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion, and the only Triple Crown Champion in Anarchy history, is a native of Chattanooga with eight years of experience. He first made his name, with partner Shaun Tempers, as Pomp & Circumstance in Rome with NAWA, before moving to NWA Wildside. Rockwell soon became a top fan favorite there, but has had several serious injuries. Recently, Rockwell returned to full-time action with Anarchy, where he will appear in one of the featured matches at “Hostile Environment” on July 19. Bobby Simmons will take us back through time in the Wayback Machine to look at Georgia Championship Wrestling’s move to include northern states of Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia into its “territory.” (Rich Tate)

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the following events: August 30 in Jonesboro, AR, at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center; September 7 in Cleveland, OH, at the Quicken Loans Arena (Unforgiven PPV); September 8 in Fort Wayne, IN, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; and November 23 in Boston, MA, at the TD Banknorth Garden (Survivor Series PPV). (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)

Ring of Honor has announced the following event: August 16 in Chicago Ridge, IL, at the Frontier Fieldhouse. (Rich Tate)

Championsship Wrestling will be at the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, TN, tonight. Bell time is 7:00 PM. Advertised: Brian Logan defends his version of the AWA World Heavyweight Title against Tony Givens; Thorn defends the CW National Heavyweight Title against Robbie Cassidy; Ricky Morton & Wayne Adkins versus KMF (Steve Fury & Chris Richards); the 501st (Super Jin & the Jin) defend the CW US Tag Team Title against Moe Jenkins & Beau James; Nick Hammonds versus Alyx Winters in a brass knuckles match; David Young versus O-Dog; Chase Owens versus Cody Ices; and a $10,000 battle royal. (Rich Tate)

Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the Triple C Dance Barn in Sevierville, TN, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: Shane Williams versus Isaac Cain; the Death Row Inmates versus the Rebels in a barroom brawl; Jeff Anderson versus Donovan Daniels; Dave Pillman versus Sigmon; and Keith Knox versus Ryan Dookie. Jay Lethal is being advertised for a card on October 22. (Rich Tate)

Flatline Championship Wrestling results from Patriots Park in Grovetown, GA, on July 12: CEO Daniel E. Mayne opened the show and was interrupted by former FCW Champion the Live Organ. Stud McCoy entered the arena and a match ensued. McCoy defeated Organ. Brian Baldwin defeated Nick Kismet. Big Game James defeated the Common Man. Venom defeated Mason Storm. BMF Champion Matt Crosby defeated John Malus to retain the title. V.I.P. defeated Draven & Tommy Cash and Johnny Blaze & Hallowicked. Ethan Case defeated Hans Baumgartner by DQ. Universal Champion Sixx defeated James Hunter to retain the title. In a pink slip match, Chris Mayne defeated Rage Champion Darkness for the title, and Darkness is fired from FCW. (Rich Tate, courtesy of John Cannon)

Results from Old School Championship Wrestling on July 13 at Weekend's Pub in Goose Creek, SC: Starting the tag team tournament was Hans & Italian Ice vs. The Armed Forces (Tank Lewis & Solitude). Hans pushed Italian Ice into the hands of the Armed Forces who executed the win, which kept them in the tournament. Continuing the tournament, it was Brandon Paradise & Nick Kismet over Devon Wright & Tommy Kirkland. In a 3-way for the IC Title, featuring Live Organ w/ Miss Harden, Darkness, and champion Chris Mayne, Organ won making him the new champion. Match 4 was the final match in the tournament, featuring Brandon Paradise & Nick Kismet vs. The Armed Forces. The Armed Forces won, sending them in for the title shot later in the night. In a Heavyweight Title Match, champion Mack Truck, w/ Reginald Vanderhoff, lost to RoughHouse Matthews. During intermission there was live music from Larry George. In a match for the Universal Title, it was Josh Magnum vs. champion Sixx. At the end of this match John Malus ran in the ring knocking Sixx down and tempting Magnum to take the pin, but Magnum refused. There was no winner. In the semi-main for the Tag Team Titles, it was the winners of the tournament, the Armed Forces vs. the champions, Rufio Rush & Bob Keller, w/Vanderhoff. The Armed Forces took the titles. The main event was Malachi vs. Al Snow, and yes, to the most asked question prior to this event, he did bring Head. Snow took the victory over Malachi. Al left the ring after his victory, and moments after the Company took out their frustration of losing all the titles on referee J.W. Kensington. Before they roughed him up, they were chased away by RoughHouse, Italian Ice, and the Armed Forces. The Commissioner then set up a match for August 24 in which the entire Company, including Vanderhoff, must wrestle. Their opponents will be RoughHouse, Italian Ice, and the Armed Forces, with Kensington. The stipulation is that if the Company wins that match they will be given a chance to win all the titles at October's “Caged Carnage” event, but if they lose, Vanderhoff and his Company will be banned from OSCW. This sets up a very interesting match. (Rich Tate, courtesy of John Cannon)

Pro Wrestling Riot was at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL, on July 12. In an "Anything Goes match", Sideshow defeated 911 Inc.'s Francisco Ciatso, w/Ron Niemi & Becky Bayless. 911, Inc members Dark City Fight Club, w/Ron Niemi & Becky Bayless, defeated Bruce Santee & Sedrick Strong. Erick Stevens defeated 911 Inc member Shawn Osborne, w/Ron Niemi & Becky Bayless. The Lifeguards defeated The Heartbreak Express, w/Amy Vitale. Team Vision member Kenny King defeated Nooie Lee. In another Anything Goes Match, House of M, w/George Martel, defeated Bumz R' Us. Fantastic Dantastic & Keith Blonde defeated House of M member Snow, w/George Martel. Jaison Moore vs. Austin Amadeus was a no contest when The Heartbreak Express jumped both men. Scotty Davis defeated C.J. O' Doyle. PWR returns to Port Richey on August 30. (Brian Slack)

The New Frontier Wrestling Association will be at the National Guard Armory in Franklin, NC, on July 19. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Advertised: a fan participation lumberjack match, with Brokishi defending the NFWA Heavyweight Title against Simon Sermon, with Sebastian St. Clair; Dirty defends the NFWA US Heavyweight Title against Sci-Fi; the Heavenly Bodies (Eddie Golden & K.C. Thunder), with Dawn Renae, defend the NFWA Tag Team Title against Adam Logan & Chris Damian; Thomas Britain, with St. Clair, versus Drew McElrath; and a ten man gauntlet match to earn a shot at any NFWA Title of their choosing, featuring Matt Sells, Ryan Michaels, Billy Starr, Danny Diesel, Dark Angel, Backdraft, Pitt, Draven, White Lightning, and the Bounty Hunter. Also advertised are Stoney Hooker, Nigel Sherrod, Damon Studd, NFWA Commissioner Jay Hartigan, Jen Holbrook, Ronda Lawrence, and referees Michael Gentry and Dee Byers. (Rich Tate)

The Orlando Wrestling Alliance presents "Wrestle Storm '08" on July 26 at the Sanford Salvation Army Gym in Sanford, FL, at 7:30 PM. Advertised: For the OWA title, Da Biff defends against Mullins. Deathrow Jethrow defends the OWA East Coast championship against Lone Wolf. For the OWA tag team titles, C&S Connection defends in a triple threat match against Swat Patrol and Mohawk Mafia. In a no disqualification match for the OWA light heavyweight championship, Matt Star defends the title against Gus Money. Don Maximo vs. Bryan Maddox. Red Skull vs. Lucas "Crazyfist" Taylor. There will also be an announcement of the new OWA owner. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, and free for kids under 5. (Brian Slack)

On August 2, Southern Championship Wrestling presents “Retribution”, to take place at the Salvation Army Gymnasium in Sanford, FL, at 7:30 pm. Advertised: The main event will be a title vs. hall of fame medal match as SCW champion "Chocolate Rocket" Thomas Marr, w/Robin Donahue Esq., puts the title on the line against "Korean Monster" Ryze, who will be putting up his hall of fame medal. For the SCW Florida championship, Nooie Lee defends against Austin Amadeus. Aaron Epic takes on half of the SCW tag team champions, Jason Hexx. In a career threatening match, The Prodigy vs. Tribal, w/John Isaacs. Slick Sleazy vs. Victor Creed. In a ladies match, Leva vs. Betsy Ruth. Lord Neil Faith, w/Sheik Muhammad Akbar, vs. Brett Bonaduce. The Evil Empire is also advertised. (Brian Slack)

NWA South Atlantic Championship Wrestling presents “August Armageddon”, to take place on August 2 at the American Legion Post 19 in Orlando, FL. Advertised: For the Heavyweight championship, Bobby Bonecrusher defends against The Black Knight. For the vacant X-title, Redskull takes on Gus Money. Freestyle vs. Crazyfist. Ethan Icon vs. Talon vs. Pretty Boy Lloyd. Manson & Rico Moon vs. SWAT Patrol. Xavier Night vs. Brandon Groom. Also advertised to be on the show: NWA South Atlantic commissioner Lee Douglas, DJ Jeff, Steve Michaels, Rico Casanova, Uncle Jed, Mr. Wrestling 2 (not Johnny Walker). Bell time is at 7:00 PM. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-11, and free for kids 4 and under. (Brian Slack)

On August 16, the Independent Circuit Wrestling Federation presents “Beer Bash 2008”, to take place at Chiq's Bar in Saint Petersburg, FL. This show is for adults only, as you must be 18 years old to enter. Advertised: Valek, Ms. TNT, Danny Darling, Pretty Fly, Mark Zout, "Fabulous" Frankie Fontaine, Fetish, and the Easy Street Elite. For more information, call (727) 546-7274. (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.


Quinton Jackson was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon following a police chase. Jackson, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion, is being held pending $25,000 bail. UFC President Dana White went to the Orange County Jail in Newport Beach, CA, to post Jackson’s bail. According to reports, Jackson was involved in a hit-and-run in Costa Mesa, CA, around 1:15 PT yesterday, and was first spotted driving with a flat tire by a local law enforcement official. Jackson was also talking on his cell phone, which is illegal in the state, and the officer began to follow him. However, reports are that Jackson would not stop, and was involved in another collision before the chase ended, which also included driving on the wrong side of the road and a sidewalk, even after the tire had come off the vehicle. Jackson is facing charges of hit-and-run, reckless driving, and evading officers. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Bobby Lashley (32).

Today in Memoriam: George Arena (84, 1992), Terry Gordy (40, 2001), Jose Miguel Perez (68, 2005), and Bob Orton, Sr. (76, 2006).


JULY 16, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (C.W. Bennett – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Bill Ward > Bill Collins versus Red Dugan > John Mauldin versus Tom Good Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 16, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoter) > Bill Ward versus Red Dugan > Pete Epting versus Wayne Coleman > Oscar Williamson versus Ripper Reeves / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 16, 1936 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones – Promoter) > John Mauldin versus George Wagner > Don Rainey versus Baron Von Hoffman > Mex McClain versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 16, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Baron Von Hoffman > Joe Ferona versus Son Almand > Mike Cassidy versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 16, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Lee versus Marvin Jones > Tom Mahoney versus Jack Kennedy > Orville Brown versus Harry Kent / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 16, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated John Grandovich by disqualification > John Mauldin & Dorv Roche defeated Karl Davis & Babe Zaharias / Notes: John Mauldin substituted for Ralph Garibaldi to team with Dorv Roche in the match with Karl Davis & Babe Zaharias. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.

JULY 16, 1945 (MONDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Sammy Stein defeated the Green Hornet by disqualification > Jim Coffield defeated Vincent Lopez > Wally Greb defeated Al Massey by disqualification

JULY 16, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney defeated Nick Elitch > Jim Coffield defeated Dutch Schultz > Rex Mobley & Bobby Roberts defeated Al Galento & Babe Zaharias > Don McIntyre defeated Ellis Bashara / Notes: Tom Mahoney was billed as a mystery opponent for the match with Nick Elitch. It had been announced on July 9, 1948, that Ray Villmer would be headlining this card, but apparently he was unable to appear, as he was not mentioned on the card in the program for this card. The program mentioned that John Mauldin had retired recently as the Georgia Heavyweight Champion, but we have found no reference to him ever holding or defending such a title. It was announced that Al Lovelock would be in Atlanta on July 23, 1948, and that Chris Belkas and Enrique Torres would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

JULY 16, 1957 (TUESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – BARN (Chic Witt – Promoter) > Tommy Todd versus the Black Monster > Randy Boatwright versus Owen Henley > Mud Match: Frankie Allen versus the Texas Kid / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 16, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Johnny Sevelle and Tiny Oxford wrestled to a draw > Roy Mulkey defeated Red Dugan by disqualification > Bob Rose and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > Texas Style Battle Royal: Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Tarzan White, Roy Mulkey, Johnny Sevelle, Tiny Oxford, Honey Boy Hannigan, Red Dugan, and Bob Rose / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

JULY 16, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean defeated Joe Scarpa > Nick Kozak defeated Corsica Joe > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Billy & Bad Boy Hines* defeated Wildman Phillips & the Mongolian > Dutch Savage defeated Jesse James > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento defeated Bob Orton* by disqualification / Notes: Bob Orton purposely got himself disqualified by hitting the referee when it was obvious Mario Galento was gaining the upper hand in the match. Orton had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Tampa, FL, office since he won a tournament on June 17, 1965, in Jacksonville, FL. Billy & Bad Boy Hines had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Corsicans on July 9, 1965, in Atlanta.

JULY 16, 1966 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong versus Pancho Rosario > Greg Peterson versus Evil Eye Valentine > European Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres* versus George Harris & Butcher Vachon / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Enrique & Alberto Torres had been the reigning European Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Infernos on July 8, 1966, in Atlanta, but had actually lost the title back to the Infernos on July 15, 1966, in Atlanta.

JULY 16, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Dromo defeated Guillotine Gordon > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres* defeated the Rising Suns by disqualification / Notes: Alberto & Ramon Torres had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol to win a tournament final on July 5, 1968, in Atlanta.

JULY 16, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Guillotine Gordon > Kubla Khan defeated Krusher Karlson > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated Lord Littlebrook > Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Dick Steinborn & Bill Dromo > Big John versus El Mongol ended in a double disqualification > George Scott & Klondike Bill defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Handicap Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt / Notes: Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Ray Gunkel and Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt. O’Dell managed Colt. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card. Lord Littlebrook participated in an autograph session for fans.

JULY 16, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Wayne Cowan versus Gama Singh > Brass Knuckles Match: Ray Candy & Assassin #2 versus Luke Graham & Crusher Verdu > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Carlos Colon & Assassin #1 defeated the Royal Kangaroos* by disqualification > Lights Out Texas Death Match: El Mongol defeated Bolo Mongol / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. In an oddity, the newspaper report listing the matches in advance of this card noted that Wayne Cowan would be wrestling Gadowar Sahota, the real name of Gama Singh. Rock Hunter managed Luke Graham and Crusher Verdu. George Cannon managed Bolo Mongol.

JULY 16, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Welch and Sonny Rogers wrestled to a draw > The Professional defeated El Gaucho > Buddy Colt defeated Dennis Stamp > Roberto Soto & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* by disqualification / Notes: Jimmy Garvin, manager of Ron & Terry Garvin, was handcuffed to Jerry Oates during their match with Roberto Soto & Mr. Wrestling #2.

JULY 16, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Les Thornton > Ken Mantell defeated Tony Charles > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Ted Oates & Tully Blanchard > Mark Lewin defeated Stan Stasiak > Dick Slater defeated Dean Ho > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* versus Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Terry Funk and Dusty Rhodes were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Tony Charles substituted for Pak Song in the match with Ken Mantell.

JULY 16, 1977 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Ole Anderson versus Bill Watts & Thunderbolt Patterson > Dino Bravo defeated Ken Dillinger > Tape: Andre the Giant versus the Bounty Hunters > Ole Anderson defeated Burrhead Jones > Jacques Goulet defeated Randy Alls > Tony Atlas defeated Joe Turner / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

JULY 16, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Ben Alexander > Carl Fergie and Genichiro Tenryu wrestled to a draw > Ray Candy & Stan Hansen defeated Blackjack Lanza & Killer Karl Kox by disqualification > Tommy Rich versus Ole Anderson ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Wahoo McDaniel* defeated the Masked Superstar by countout / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.

JULY 16, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Condrey defeated Terry Taylor > Assassin #2 defeated Mike Sharpe > Jerry Oates and Bob Sweetan wrestled to a draw > Baron Von Raschke defeated Mike George > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Mark Lewin & Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Lumberjack Match (No DQ / No TL / No CO): Assassin #1 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin and Abdullah the Butcher.

JULY 16, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Bill Dundee – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Masked Superstars defeated Bill Rose & Joe Lightfoot > The Fantastic Ones defeated the French Angel & the Bounty Hunter > Stagger Lee defeated Bill Dundee > No TL / No DQ Match: Brett Wayne & the Stray Cat defeated Carl Fergie & Norman Frederick Charles III / Notes: Jim Cornette managed Carl Fergie, Norman Frederick Charles III, the French Angel, and the Bounty Hunter.

JULY 16, 1989 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon – Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > Tim Horner defeated Barry Horowitz > The Barbarian defeated Jim Neidhart > Dusty Rhodes defeated Ted DiBiase > Hillbilly Jim defeated Andre the Giant by disqualification > The Rockers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau > Jim Duggan defeated Haku > Dino Bravo defeated Hercules Hernandez > Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title Match: the Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude* by disqualification