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Saturday, July 19, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


World Wrestling Entertainment will be at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA, tonight for a tri-branded show. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action will be at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, LA, tonight. (Rich Tate)

NWA Anarchy's "Hostile Environment 2008" tonight 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)

Advertised matches for tonight’s Great Championship Wrestling show in Villa Rica, GA, at the Goldust Recreation Center are as follows: In a GCW Heavyweight Championship Match, Cru Jones (c) vs. David Young. In a GCW Interstate Championship Match, J-Rod (c) vs. Murder One. The GCW Tag Team Title is on the line in a singles match with Shaun Banks vs. Scotty Beach. A 20-man Battle Royal for a shot at the GCW Heavyweight Championship is also on the slate. (Larry Goodman)

Down South Hardcore Wrestling presents "Rebirth" tonight at the Howard Coffin Park Gymnasium in Brunswick, GA. Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. Bell Time is 8:15 p.m. Ticket Prices: $10 Adults $7 Kids. Advertised: Balls Mahoney versus Morbid Angel; Dallas Riley versus Morgan Davis; J Biggs & Nighttrain versus the Gangsta Nation; Ash Kristiansen versus Remy Marcel; Ryan Savage versus the Unknown Artist. Dagon Biggs and Cameron La’Rue are also advertised. (Thomas Bugg)

Prime Time Pro Wrestling returns to Manchester, GA, at the Community Center (corner of 2nd Ave. and Main St.) tonight. Advertised: PTPW champion Chris Stevens will take on Colt Derringer. Others on the advertised card include Deathrow, Southside Trash, Killer Instinct, Big Rod Simmons, Jonathon Davis, Chick Donovan, Mr. Hughes, Dustin Powers, Ron Stalker, and The Storms. (Larry Goodman)

Full Impact Pro returns to the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, FL, tonight. Advertised: The FIP World Heavyweight championship will be decided in a dog collar match, as Roderick Strong defends against Erick Stevens. In a 2/3 falls match, The YRR's Kenny King & Jason Blade will defend the FIP tag team championship against The Age of the Fall's Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black w/Mr. Milo Beasley, Rain and Leva. Also in a special challenge match, ROH World champion, Nigel McGuinness takes on Go Shiozaki. Also advertised: FIP Florida Heritage champion and YRR member, Sal Rinauro, former NWA World tag team champion Joey Ryan makes his FIP debut, The YRR's Chasyn Rance, Black Market, Dark City Fight Club, Heartbreak Enterprises member Damien Wayne w/Sean Davis, Phil Davis & Baby Doll, and Chris Jones. (Brian Slack)

The New Frontier Wrestling Association will be at the National Guard Armory in Franklin, NC, tonight. 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)

Tonight, Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, at 7:30 PM. Advertised: In a grudge match, Maddog Dan Sawyer faces David Young. "Rock N Roll" Rock C vs. Veronica Fairchild. (Brian Slack)

The Florida Pro Wrestling Association presents "Gimmickmania", to take place the Boys & Girls Club in Pinellas Park, FL, tonight. Advertised: In a first blood match for the FPWA heavyweight championship, Flex will be defending against Nick Fame. In a body bag match, VinnDetta will be facing "Punk Superstar" Pretty Fly. The FPWA Florida State championship will be contested in a ladder match as Heater puts his title on the line. In a women's triple threat match, it will be Jelena vs. Arsen vs. Ms. TNT. In a Capture the Flag tag match, Xero & Joey Cujo vs. Powers of Pat. The tag titles will be defended in a last man standing match, as Epic and Taurus w/George Martel put the belts on the line against The Psychedelics. Torcher faces Brandon Groom in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. In a Singapore Cane on a Pole Match, Kahagas takes on "Superhero" Mark Zout. Doors open at 7:00 PM and bell time is at 8:00. All tickets are $10. For more information call (727) 368-6137. (Brian Slack)

The following are events taking place tonight in which we have no further advance information: Action Packed Wrestling at the APW Arena in Chester, SC; Allied Independent Wrestling Federations at the Clayton Fitness Center in Clayton, NC (Ivan Koloff and the Barbarian are advertised); All-Star Wrestling Network at the AWN Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA; American Pro Wrestling at the American Coliseum in Spartanburg, SC; ATL Wrestling at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN; Carolina Wrestling Entertainment at the National Guard Armory in Burlington, NC; Champions With Attitudes at the Bluffton High School Stadium in Bluffton, SC (Johnny Swinger, Disco Inferno, and Scotty Riggs are advertised); Crash Pro Wrestling at the Recreation Center in Havelock, NC; CWF at the Polk County Showbarn in Benton, TN (if anyone knows of a website for this promotion, or what ‘CWF’ means, please let us know); CWF Mid-Atlantic at the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC; Ericules Wrestling Promotions at the National Guard Armory in Morristown, TN; Federation X Entertainment at the National Guard Armory in Orlando, FL; High Velocity Wrestling at the HVW Arena in Hendersonville, NC; NGW at the Old Jay's Paint Building in Muscle Shoals, AL (we could use the same information as requested for the aforementioned CWF); Outlaw Championship Wrestling at the Cell in Moulton, AL; Pro Wrestling Federation at the National Guard Armory in Rogersville, TN; Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, TN; United Championship Wrestling at the National Guard Armory in Newport, TN; and United Christian Championship Wrestling at the UCCW Arena in Lyons, GA. (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 Robert Gibson (50).

Today in Memoriam: Frank Fouche (78, 1968), Larry Hamilton (65, 1996), Cavernario Galindo (75, 1999), and Eugene Stezycki (82, 2007).


JULY 19, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Clinstock defeated Milo Steinborn (2-0) > Ernie Dusek defeated George Zaharias by disqualification

JULY 19, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Gene Miller versus Greek George > Pete Epting versus Jack Saunders > Turk Powell versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 19, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Trainer versus Honey Boy Hackney > Jack McAdams versus Pete Mansau > John Mauldin versus Emilio Firpo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were two referees for the match between John Mauldin and Emilio Firpo.

JULY 19, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Frank Remille versus Bill Jeffries > Baron Von Hoffman versus Young Londos > Mike Cassidy versus Jack Bloomfield > Joe Ferona versus Buck Lawson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 19, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Kirkland defeated John Mauldin > Johnny Long and Jack Hader wrestled to a draw > Gene Blakely defeated Billy Hickson > Joe Marsh defeated Charlie Harben by disqualification > Al Massey defeated Don Lee > Nick Carter defeated Jim Coffield by disqualification

JULY 19, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lee Grable versus the Zebra Kid > Mixed Tag Team Match: Gene Stanlee & Catherine Simpson versus Red McIntyre & Beverly Morris / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 19, 1957 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie and Mike Clancy wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Freddie Blassie & Angelo Poffo defeated Mike Clancy & Oni Wiki Wiki / Notes: Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

JULY 19, 1957 (FRIDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Brawner versus Tarzan White > Nick Roberts versus Jack O’Brien > Jack Steele versus Lou Stinson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 19, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Drake versus Farmer Powell > Tony Neopolitan versus Bill Dromo > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee* versus Leo Garibaldi / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The Mighty Yankee had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ray Gunkel on June 17, 1960, in Atlanta.

JULY 19, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Guy Mitchell defeated Mickey Blassie at 10:00 > Jack Dillon & Tommy Bell defeated Johnny Reid & Johnny King > Marco Polo defeated Gypsy Joe

JULY 19, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Nichols defeated Bulldog Lawley > Tim Geohagen & Bill Dromo defeated Carlos Mendoza & Rip Tyler > The Proud Rebel defeated Rube Wright > No DQ / No TL / No CO Match: Tarzan Tyler defeated Chief Little Eagle / Notes: According to the program we have for this card, Don McIntyre mentioned he had received word that Buddy Rogers was recently released from a Georgetown hospital after suffering a minor heart ailment, reporting there was doubt he would ever wrestle again. McIntyre had been promising throughout the year that he was looking to book Rogers. It was announced that Lou Thesz would be wrestling Dick the Bruiser on the card on July 26, 1963, and that Saul Weingeroff was bringing Kurt & Karl Von Brauner in for the same date.

JULY 19, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kenny Mack and Chief Crazy Horse wrestled to a draw > Greg Peterson defeated Pancho Rosario > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres* and the Infernos wrestled to a draw / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Enrique & Alberto Torres had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Medics in a tournament final on May 6, 1966, in Atlanta.

JULY 19, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker & Bill Dromo defeated Tank Morgan & Guillotine Gordon > Women’s Match: Barbara Owens defeated the Fabulous Moolah by disqualification > Butcher Vachon defeated Bob Armstrong > Ray Gunkel, Buddy Fuller & Mario Galento defeated Oki Shikina & the Rising Suns > The Professional defeated Dick Steinborn > Leo Garibaldi & El Mongol defeated Jack Crawford & Tarzan Tyler by disqualification

JULY 19, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Super Assassins defeated Roberto & Cyclone Soto > Chati Yokuchi & Mr. Ito defeated Bob Armstrong & Little John / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins. The Assassins had reportedly been upset with the Super Assassins using their name, and the Super Manager joined Capral, admitting to the name theft, going further saying he added “Super” in front of it because he believed them to be superior to the other team.

JULY 19, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Hurricane Hester defeated Sonny Rogers > Steve Keirn defeated King Pago Pago > Don Muraco & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Dromo defeated Buddy Colt* by disqualification > Super A, Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Don Muraco, Mr. Wrestling #1 & the Professional / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Don Muraco substituted for Mr. Wrestling #2 to team with Mr. Wrestling #1 & the Professional in the match with Super A, Ole & Gene Anderson.

JULY 19, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage defeated Richard Blood at 12:00 > Jerry Stubbs defeated Bob Slaughter at 13:00 > Don Kernodle defeated the French Angel at 10:00 > Pak Song defeated Roberto Soto at 6:00 > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Waldo Von Erich at 7:00 > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

JULY 19, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Mr. Wrestling #2 (Winner) Stan Hansen, Ron Starr, Tommy Rich, Roger Howell, Ted Allen, Ole Anderson, Thunderbolt Patterson, Rick Martel, Sonny King, Mr. Saito, King Kong Mosca, Ken Dillinger, Bill Irwin and Rock Hunter also participated / Notes: It is unclear as to the pairings and results for the tournament, which was set up to determine a challenger for the NWA World Heavyweight Champion on July 26, 1978.

JULY 19, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Cocoa Willie versus Tokyo Joe > Ray Candy versus Carl Fergie > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #1 versus Killer Karl Kox & the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar. Jerry Stubbs was also advertised.

JULY 19, 1981 – ATLANTA, GA (SUNDAY) – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates and the French Angel wrestled to a draw > Mike Sharpe defeated Abe Jacobs > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Ken Timbs > Bruce Reed & George Wells defeated Bryan St. John & Professor Sonoda > Steve O defeated Jim Duggan > National Tag Team Title Match: Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka* defeated Tommy Rich & Ted DiBiase > Texas Street Fight Match: Blackjack Mulligan defeated Bruiser Brody > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dusty Rhodes* defeated Ken Patera / Notes: Tommy Rich & Ted DiBiase were initially declared the winners in the match with Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka, but the decision was reversed when the legal referee overturned it. Michael Hayes replaced the referee when he was knocked unconscious and he finished the match, but because he wasn’t the legal referee, the decision could not stand.

JULY 19, 1982 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Santana defeated Chick Donovan > The Iron Sheik defeated Tom Prichard > Don Muraco defeated Bob Armstrong > The Freebirds defeated the Wild Samoans > Lumberjack Match: Paul Orndorff defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Sonny King managed the Wild Samoans. Roddy Piper managed Don Muraco.

JULY 19, 1987 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Ron Fuller – Promoter / Continental Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jonathan Boyd > Scott Armstrong & the Bullet defeated Mike Golden & Tom Prichard > Mr. Olympia defeated Tony Anthony > The Nightmares defeated Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden by disqualification > Bullrope Match: Wendell Cooley defeated Dutch Mantell