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Thursday, July 17, 2008


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In what could at best be termed as chaos, Peach State Pandemonium featured Ace Rockwell and the Wayback Machine with Bobby Simmons on July 16. Rockwell was late due to a traffic accident just before the broadcast began, so he was pushed back to the next segment, and we decided to move the advertised Curtis Hughes interview out to another date to be able to accommodate a full two segments to him. We expect a date to be rescheduled in August. Somewhere along the way, adding to the debacle, we also lost the connection to our co-host. Bobby Simmons also joined us for the debut of the Wayback Machine, where he laid out the timeline of the decision of Georgia Championship Wrestling to expand to Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia in 1980. Click here for the archive. Next week’s program will feature A.J. Styles, Marc Anthony, and Mike Porter. Les Thatcher is scheduled to joins us on July 30 with another edition of the Wayback Machine, providing a sequel to Simmons’ introduction of the northern move. We also have Titio Santana slotted to appear on August 6. More guests are expected to be announced in coming days for July 30 and August 6, as well as future episodes. (Rich Tate)

Ultimate Fighting Championship star Quinton Jackson has been taken into custody for the second time this week. It is being reported that on Wednesday afternoon Jackson was with friends, who hailed a nearby officer when they felt he was acting strangely and could possibly be on the verge of harming others or possibly himself. Thought not arrested, Jackson was escorted to a mental health center for observation. As of this writing, he is reportedly still being detained. Jackson, who was arrested on Tuesday, is facing felony charges for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident in Costa Mesa, CA, as well as additional reckless driving and evasion. (Rich Tate)

The lineup for Total Nonstop Action’s iMPACT broadcast tonight is as follows: Petey Williams versus Kaz; Jimmy Rave versus Matt Morgan; a women’s battle royal; a three-way featuring Eric Young, Johnny Devine, and Sonjay Dutt; and a stretcher match with Booker T versus Consequences Creed. Tickets for the following TNA events go on sale tomorrow: August 17 in Muskogee, OK, at the Muskogee Civic Center; and September 5 in Westbury, NY, at the Capital One Bank Theater. (Rich Tate)

The Georgia Pro Wrestling Association returns to the City Limits Dining & Entertainment in Tifton, GA, tonight. Bell time will be at 8:00pm. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Advertised: "The Platinum Playboy" Preston Paradise defends the GPWA Heavyweight Championship against an opponent to be determined. "The Marvelous Ones" Big Bank Barfield & Matt Mercer will defend the GPWA Tag Team Championship against opponents to be determined. "The Real Deal" Jake Slater and Psych vs. Pain and Brokishi w/E.D. Biggs. Big Bank Barfield vs. Less Fortunate. "The Italian Heartthrob" Johnny Romano vs. Prince Murphy. Others advertised to appear include "Dangerous" Danny Horne and "Hot Stuff" Tommy Dane. For advance ticket information, call 229-382-6520. (Thomas Bugg)

The following are events taking place tonight in which we have no further advance information: Ericules Wrestling Promotions at the Green Acres Flea Market in Louisville, TN; Florida Championship Wrestling at the FCW Arena in Tampa, FL; Great Championship Wrestling at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL; and Supercade Wrestling at the National Guard Armory in Wellford, SC. We do know that John Cena, Chris Jericho, Kelly Kelly, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Rocky Johnson, and Gerry Brisco are slated to be in attendance at the FCW show, as they debut in their new venue at 4535 on South Dale Mabry. (Rich Tate)

United Wrestling Association "No Return" results from July 15 in Seymour, TN, at the Hardwarium, with an attendance of more than 120: Bodacious Nick beat Kolby Garrison 2 out of three falls. Billy Marshall & Jerry Lee beat Justin Nobody & Aaron Cross in a Fans Bring the Weapons Hardcore Match. Electra defeated Fantasy (w/ Candi Lane), and a rematch has been signed for next week. Travis Sawyer pinned David Young. Jason Dalton & Lil Kennedy (Enigma) fought to a no contest. Mike Ogle beat Jesse Dalton in a street fight. This was a massacre as both men were busted open bad. They brawled all over the building and threw each other through six rows of seats on both sides of the building. UWA Tag Team Champions The Devil's Rejects (Chase Stevens & Adam Armor) beat The Encore (Tyler Sutton & Justin O'Day) to retain the titles. It was announced that Matt Boyce is gone from UWA due to several no shows and has been stripped of the UWA Heavyweight Title. A tournament will be held very soon to crown a champion. Shawn Shultz came out and talked about how Boyce wasn't man enough to show up and how he threw out an open challenge to anyone to come and face him. "Primetime" Allen Shepard defeated Shultz. Fans went crazy as Shepard pulled out this huge victory. The Devil's Rejects hit the ring and destroyed Shepard. The Encore made the save, but they were eventually beaten down as well and hit over the head with a steel chair. Bodacious Nick jumped in the ring, but Shultz, Stevens, and Armor beat him down as well. Bodies were laid out everywhere. Shultz got on the mic and said everyone knows that The Devil's Rejects are the hottest tag team going today. He said everyone out there, especially the people on the Internet, are chickensh*t. He said he wants someone to book the Flea Market guys so he can take them on. The Devil's Rejects and Shultz had created one of the tensest moments in UWA history. Fans were being held back everywhere; a lot of them were crying at remarks Chase had made. They were being nailed with water and trash from the fans. It was definitely a wild ending to No Return which ran until 11:30. (Larry Goodman)

The Grappling Entertainment Athletic Revolution will be at the National Guard Armory in Brooksville, FL, on July 18. Advertised: Jimmy Jacobs versus Kenny King; Jon Davis versus Tyler Black; Nigel McGuinness versus Kory Chavis; Erick Stevens versus Austin Amadeus; Chris Jones versus Roderick Strong; Jason Blade & Chasyn Rance versus the Loggers; and Joey Ryan & Sal Rinauro versus Nooie Lee & a partner TBA. Call (352) 422-4582 for more information. (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.


GWH wishes a happy birthday to Daffney (33), Mike Knox (30), and Iceberg.

Today in Memoriam: Bruiser Brody (42, 1988), Pat Roach (68, 2004), Al Kashey (75, 2005), and Billy Firehawk (40, 2006).


JULY 17, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BUCKHEAD ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > John Dameron versus Red Dugan > Elmo Glenn versus Pete Epting > Wayne Coleman versus Oscar Williamson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 17, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Six-Round Boxing Match: Clint Towns versus K.O. Ferrell > Six-Round Boxing Match: Red Wooten versus Kid Bruce > Wesley Brownlee versus Foy Rivers > Juan Gonzalez versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 17, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Jack Purdin versus George Wagner > John Mauldin versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 17, 1939 (MONDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Eddie Pope versus Young Londos > Bill Collins versus the Skull (1) / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 17, 1942 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Cox defeated Ronnie Etchison > The Golden Terror defeated Jack Dillon > Marshall Blackstock defeated Hans Schultz / Notes: The Masked Manager managed the Golden Terror.

JULY 17, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Thurman Copley – Promoter) > Nick Carter defeated Jack Hader > Johnny Long defeated Charlie Harben by countout > Jack Dillon defeated Al Massey by disqualification

JULY 17, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon defeated Dick Schnabel at 0:10 > Joe Scarpa defeated Red Roberts > The Russian Crusher defeated Ivor Barrett > Choo-Choo Lynn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Freddie Blassie & Pedro Godoy

JULY 17, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Johnny Sevelle defeated Tiny Oxford > Red Dugan defeated Roy Mulkey > Choo-Choo Lynn and the Green Hornet wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Battle Royal: Tarzan White defeated Randy Curtis, Red Dugan, Honey Boy Hannigan, Choo-Choo Lynn, Mr. X, Roy Mulkey, Tiny Oxford, Bob Rose, and Johnny Sevelle / Notes: It was reported that 1,500 were in attendance for this card. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

JULY 17, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Krusher Karlson defeated Bruce Austin > The Destroyer defeated Little Abner > Joe Scarpa defeated Bad Boy Hines > Dick Dunn & George Harris defeated the Scufflin’ Hillbillies > Sputnik Monroe defeated Eddie Graham

JULY 17, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Kozak defeated Bob Eisenburg > Matt Jewell defeated Leon Clark > Greg Peterson & Jesse James defeated the Corsicans > Bob Orton defeated Chief Little Eagle > Joe Scarpa and Mario Galento wrestled to a draw

JULY 17, 1969 (THURSDAY) – AMERICUS, GA – SUMTER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Little John defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Midget Match: Little Bobo defeated Little Bruiser > El Mongol defeated Tony Nero

JULY 17, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Sabu Singh > Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert defeated Professor Kimura & Fuji > Ray Gunkel defeated El Lobo > Robert & Buddy Fuller defeated Homer O’Dell & Karl Von Stroheim > Buddy Colt defeated Leo Garibaldi > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Paul DeMarco defeated Nick Bockwinkel* by disqualification to win title / Notes: Nick Bockwinkel had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Assassin #1 on April 17, 1970. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt & Karl Von Stroheim. O’Dell was barred from ringside during the match between Buddy Colt and Leo Garibaldi.

JULY 17, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Assassin #1 & Big John defeated Dick Steinborn & Kubla Khan > Klondike Bill defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > George Scott defeated Billy Spears / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

JULY 17, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Krusher Karlson versus Koa Tiki > Bull Zomar versus Chief Little Eagle > John Foley versus Argentina Apollo > Randy Curtis versus the Golden Gladiator > Jack Armstrong & Ox Baker versus Argentina Apollo & El Mongol > Tommy Seigler & the Super Gladiator versus Rock Hunter & Assassin #2 > Ernie Ladd versus Tarzan Tyler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

JULY 17, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Welch and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Tom Jones defeated Bill White > Bobby Shane & Billy Spears defeated Jerry Oates & Tiger Conway, Jr. > Bobby Duncum defeated Mr. Kleen > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bill Watts* by disqualification > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated the Super Infernos* to win title / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

JULY 17, 1976 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated George McCreery at 13:00 > Les Thornton defeated Ervin Smith at 17:00 > Roberto Soto defeated Tony Charles > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant versus Ken Mantell & Dean Ho ruled a no contest > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater (2-1) / Notes: There was a ten-man battle royal advertised, but no details were provided following the card.

JULY 17, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw and Mr. Saito wrestled to a draw > Sonny King defeated Steve Regal > Rick Martel defeated Hartford Love > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated King Kong Mosca* by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* by disqualification

JULY 17, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy defeated Ben Alexander > Midget Match: Cocoa Willie defeated Tokyo Joe > Stan Hansen & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Killer Karl Kox & Mr. X > Hair versus Hair Match: Ole Anderson defeated Tommy Rich > Georgia Television Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Blackjack Lanza* > Russian Chain Match: Ivan Koloff defeated Wahoo McDaniel / Notes: Bob Armstrong did not defeat Blackjack Lanza in the first fifteen minutes, so the title did not change hands. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and Killer Karl Kox.

JULY 17, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ATHENS, GA – J & J CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Strongbow defeated Eddy Mansfield > Tony Atlas defeated Dennis Condrey > Bob Sweetan defeated Mike Sharpe > The Assassins defeated Ole & Lars Anderson

JULY 17, 1980 (THURSDAY) – KNOXVILLE, TN – CHILHOWEE PARK (Bob Polk – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alexis Smirnoff defeated Mike Sharpe > Assassin #1 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Les Thornton* defeated Terry Taylor > Tommy Rich defeated Baron Von Raschke > Mark Lewin & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Kevin Sullivan & Stan Hansen / Notes: Stan Hansen substituted for Austin Idol to team with Kevin Sullivan in the match with Mark Lewin & Abdullah the Butcher. The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin and Abdullah the Butcher.

JULY 17, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Terry Gibbs defeated Chick Donovan > The Iron Sheik defeated Tom Prichard > No DQ Match: the Wild Samoans defeated Bob & Brad Armstrong > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar > National Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Orndorff* defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Sonny King managed the Wild Samoans.

JULY 17, 1983 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brett Wayne defeated Pat Rose > Rick Rood & Arn Anderson defeated Carl Fergie & Norman Frederick Charles III > Bill Irwin defeated Joe Lightfoot > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Killer Brooks > National Television Title Match (No TL): Ron Garvin defeated the Iron Sheik* to win title > The Road Warriors defeated Terry Taylor & Steve O > Pez Whatley defeated Larry Zbyszko > Texas Death Match: Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich > Lights Out Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Larry Zbyszko by disqualification / Notes: Steve O substituted for Bobby Fulton to team with Terry Taylor in the match with the Road Warriors. Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer and the Iron Sheik. Jim Cornette managed Carl Fergie and Norman Frederick Charles III.