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Monday, July 21, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Mohegan Sun, CT, tonight. (Rich Tate)

Great American Wrestling Federation results from Hosford, FL, on July 20: Arm's Crowder defeated Untamable. Cameron Frost defeated Michael Patrick. GAWF Heavyweight champion Steve Goins defeated GAWF Jr. Heavyweight champion Cameron Thomas. Maxxwell Chicago defeated Cameron Frost. Steve Goins & Arm's Crowder defeated Maxxwell Chicago & Cameron Thomas. Arm's Crowder won a battle royal to earn a future title shot at any GAWF title. GAWF returns to the Hosford Game Room on August 2 at 8:00 PM, with Buff Bagwell making his return. (Brian Slack)

NWA Anarchy results from the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on July 19: New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters) beat Chad Parham & Seth Delay in 7:05. Don Matthews beat Brodie Chase & Melissa Coates in a Slave Match (11:10). Truitt Fields beat Hayden Young to retain the NWA Anarchy Television Title in 11:26. In an I Quit Match, Ace Rockwell made Todd Sexton give up at 18:41. Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) & Bo Newsome & Chip Day & Malachi beat Talent & Money (Andrew Pendleton III & JT Talent) & Caleb Konley & Adrian Hawkins & Jay Clinton. Mikal Judas pinned Jeremy Vain (with Rob Adonis) in a lumberjack match (10:16). NWA Elite (Shatter & Kimo & Abomination with Jeff G. Bailey) beat Devil’s Rejects (Iceberg & Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) to win the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Championship in 17:01 when Kimo pinned Azrael. War Games: Shadow Jackson & Slim J defeated Nemesis & Jay Fury in 19:33 when Fury submitted to Jackson. Click here for a full report. (Larry Goodman)

Great Championship Wrestling results from July 19 in Villa Rica, GA, at the Gold Dust Recreation Center with a reported attendance of approximately 275: GCW Interstate Champion J-Rod pinned Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis). Bull Buchanan pinned Orion Bishop (with Wicked Nemesis). Shaun Banks pinned Scotty Beach with the GCW Tag Team titles on the line. Sonny Siaki pinned Tex Monroe. GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones (with Quentin Michaels) pinned David Young due to interference from Shaun Banks. Bull Buchanan eliminated Johnny Swinger & Shaun Banks to win a 20 man Battle Royal to earn a title match at the next show in Villa Rica. Scott West (in lieu of Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling owner Scott East) came out to confront J-Rod about being in GCW and wanting J-Rod to work for him. J-Rod refused, and after being slapped, he punched West and threw him out of the ring. Before the title match, West confronted Quentin Michaels and threatened to sue him, to which Michaels responded "sue me" and clotheslined West. Also during the show, Zero Tolerance and Princeton Gainey III attacked Rob Russo. GCW returns to Villa Rica on August 2 with Cru Jones defending the GCW Heavyweight Championship against Bull Buchanan. (Larry Goodman)

Prime Time Pro Wrestling results for July 19 at the Community Building in Manchester, GA, with a crowd of approximately 200: Dustin Powers beat Ron Stalker. They were scheduled to be partners in a tag match, but turned against each other before the match took place). Chick Donovan beat Gena via submission with the figure four leglock. Deathrow and Big Rod Simmons went to a double DQ. K.I. Elite (Mike Stratus & Jake Slater) beat Southside Trash (Rowdy & Raunchy). It appeared that referee Steve Miller clocked Rowdy just to end the mayhem. Mr. Hughes beat Ampliflyer. Colt Derringer pinned Chris Stevens to become the new PTPW Heavyweight Champion after Hughes knocked Stevens out with Derringer's cowbell. (Larry Goodman)

Full Impact Pro results from Crystal River, FL, on July 19: YRR's Chasyn Rance defeated Chris Jones and Shawn Osbourne when Rance pinned Osbourne. Mercedes Martinez defeated Rain. Shawn Murphy defeated Jon Davis by DQ. Joey Machete defeated Kory Chavis in a no DQ match. In a 2 out of 3 falls match, Kenny King & Jason Blade defeated Age of the Fall to retain the FIP tag team championship. In a Florida Heritage title match, Sal Rinauro retained by defeating Joey Ryan. Go Shiozaki defeated ROH World champion Nigel McGuinness. In a dog collar match for the FIP World title, Erick Stevens defeated Roderick Strong to become the new champion. FIP's next event will be on August 23. Advertised: For the FIP World Heavyweight title, Erick Stevens defends against Go Shiozaki. Tyler Black vs. Kenny King. In a weapons match, Black Market vs. Dark City Fight Club. The Necro Butcher returns. (Brian Slack)

The results from Global Championship Wrestling's July 19 event in Palmerdale, AL, are as follows: Lani Kialoha defeated Kato. Antonio Garza defeated The Russian Assassin. Jesse Pain defeated "Wild Thing" Will Owens. Joey Lightning defeated Frankie Valentine. Chrisjen Hayme defeated The SoulCrusher. The INHuman Fly defeated Muddbone. Veronica Fairchild defeated "Rock n Roll" Rock-C. GCW returns to the Civic Center in Pell City, AL, on July 26 at 7:30 PM. Advertised: For the GCW tag team championship, The Samoan Soldiers defend the belts against Joey Lightning & The INHuman Fly. For the GCW Heavyweight title match, Theodore Tutwiler III defends against Jesse Pain. A lumberjack strap match between Maddog Dan Sawyer and David Young. In a ladies triple threat, "Rock n Roll" Rock-C vs. Genni Right vs. Veronica Fairchild. (Brian Slack)

United States Wrestling Organization/ATL Wrestling results from Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn, on July 19 where it was reported that attendance was down to 31: Tim Renesto beat White Tiger. Shawn Hoodrich beat Little Booger (with Charming Charles) by DQ when Charles pitched his cane to Booger. Hoorich intercepted it then handed it to Booger and fell to the mat as the referee turned around. Intern beat Dyronic. Tommy Capone beat Steve O. L.T. Falk beat Pandora Boxx in a 2/3 falls match. Derrick Neal beat Richard Lowe in a fan lumberjack match. New York Gangster & Damien Payne vs. Chris Norte & Kevin Dunn ended in a double pin when Gangster pinned Dunn and Norte pinned Payne. The ATL tag team belts were ordered to be held up pending a rematch. (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel)

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from the Gym in Royston, GA, on July 18: Chris King beat North Georgia Champion Chris Mayne by DQ in a title match. Seth Delay defeated Brandon Parker, earning a shot at the North Georgia title. Striknyne defeated Kareem Abdul-Jamar. Ryan Michaels defeated both members of Drowning in Excellence. Azrael & Darkness defeated Bo Newsom & Matt Sells. Caesar Chavez defeated Damien Steele. The Royston Brawler defeated Cpl. Chris Damien. JT Talent & Jeremy Vain beat Billy Buck & Shadow Jackson. (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.


Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry. (Rich Tate)

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Neil Guay (66).

Today in Memoriam: Lita Marez (2007).


JULY 21, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn and Pete Schuh wrestled to a draw > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Frankie Schroll > Dan O’Connor defeated Cowboy Luttrall

JULY 21, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Lever and Duke Kapalani wrestled to a draw > Babe Zaharias defeated John Mauldin > Wally Greb defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Al Massey defeated Cowboy Luttrall in sixth round

JULY 21, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Townsend versus Bronko Lubich > Tarzan White versus the Skull > Ray Gunkel versus Angelo Poffo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

JULY 21, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Guy Mitchell defeated Tommy Bell > Johnny Reid defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Mixed Tag Team Match: Johnny Reid, Guy Mitchell & Peggy Allen defeated Jack Dillon, Tommy Bell & Fran Gravette > Ray Gunkel versus Gypsy Joe ended in a double countout / Notes: Gypsy Joe had vowed that if he could not defeat Ray Gunkel, he would shave his head and leave Georgia. He did not leave, but we are to assume he had his head shaved, as it was reported there was a barber at ringside during the match. It was announced that the Sheik would be on the card on July 28, 1961, and that wrestling bear Terrible Ted would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Johnny Reid participated in an autograph session for fans.

JULY 21, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wildman Phillips defeated Ron Reed > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated George Harris & Red Roberts > Bob Eisenburg defeated Mr. X (1) / Notes: Choo-Choo Lynn was the special referee for the match between Bob Eisenburg and Mr. X.

JULY 21, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Chico Cortez > Bill Dromo defeated Jack Bence > Alex Perez & Louie Tillet defeated Ricky Hunter & Bob Nandor > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Jerry Graham & Jack Daniels > Ramon Torres & Mr. Wrestling defeated Stan Vachon & El Mongol > The Avenger defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. As promised the Avenger removed his mask prior to the match with Butcher Vachon, revealing himself to be Alberto Torres.

JULY 21, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rocket Monroe and Cyclone Soto wrestled to a draw > Sabu Singh defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Derrell Cochran defeated Billy Spears > Derrell Cochran, Cyclone Soto & Sabu Singh defeated Billy Spears, Cisco Grimaldo & Rocket Monroe > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt & Karl Von Stroheim* by disqualification / Notes: Buddy Colt & Karl Von Stroheim had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Joe Scarpa & El Mongol on June 16, 1970, in Macon. Homer O’Dell managed Colt & Von Stroheim.

JULY 21, 1971 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Guillotine Gordon > Krusher Karlson and Kubla Khan wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Sandy Parker defeated Lilly Thomas > Bob Armstrong, George Scott & El Mongol defeated Assassin #1, Rocket & Flash Monroe > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Assassin #2* and Bill Dromo wrestled to a draw / Notes: It is unclear as to how Assassin #2 came to be recognized as Columbus Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows a tournament for the title being held on July 22, 1970, in Columbus. However, we have found no documented results from that card.

JULY 21, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Shannon versus Cisco Grimaldo > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner defeated George Grant & Jesse James > Dick Steinborn defeated Rocket Monroe > Bob Armstrong defeated Billy Spears > Ray Gunkel, Argentina Apollo & Bobo Brazil defeated Ox Baker & the Assassins / Notes: Dick Shannon and Cisco Grimaldo were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Bobo Brazil participated in an autograph session for fans.

JULY 21, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Super Gladiator defeated Dave Kaiser > Tarzan Tyler defeated Dick Steinborn > John Foley & the Golden Gladiator defeated Ted Oates & Chief Little Eagle

JULY 21, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Duncum defeated Tiger Conway, Jr. > The Super Infernos defeated Bill Dromo & Jim Wilson > Tom Jones defeated Bill White > Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Billy Spears & Junior Rice > Jack Brisco defeated Jerry Oates / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

JULY 21, 1973 (SATURDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND ACADEMY GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leo Garibaldi versus Winston > Women’s Match: Miss Wrestling versus the Fabulous Moolah > Bobby Shane versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mr. Wrestling #2 had vowed to remove his mask if he could not defeat Bobby Shane.

JULY 21, 1973 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr. defeated the Medic > Women’s Match: Susan Green defeated Paula Kaye > Jack & Roy Lee Welch defeated Billy Spears & the Masked Marvel > Tiger Conway, Jr., & Mr. Griffin defeated the Super Infernos by disqualification > Texas Death Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Bobby Duncum / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

JULY 21, 1975 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (International Wrestling Association - Promoter) > Dick Steinborn versus Beautiful Bruce > Midget Match: Little Boy Blue versus Little Coca > Dino Bravo versus Eric the Red > IWA Tag Team Title Match: the Mongols* versus Luis Martinez & Argentina Apollo > Ernie Ladd versus Bob Ellis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. George Cannon managed the Mongols.

JULY 21, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Battle Royal: Wenona Little Heart defeated Lelani Kai, Pepper LaBianca, Darling Dagmar, Sherri Lynn, Diamond Lil, and Jeanette > Sonny King defeated Steve Regal > The Assassin defeated Pez Whatley > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Hartford Love & the French Angel > Georgia Tag Team Title versus Mask Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 by disqualification > Texas Death Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ernie Ladd > US Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ric Flair* by disqualification > Cage Match: Stan Hansen defeated King Kong Mosca / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

JULY 21, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Wahoo McDaniel versus the Masked Superstar > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Marvin Turner & Genichiro Tenryu > Carl Fergie defeated Jerry Roberts > The Masked Superstar defeated Chick Donovan > Ray Candy defeated Bill Howard > Bob Armstrong & Stan Hansen defeated Ben Alexander & Rocket Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed the Masked Superstar.

JULY 21, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated Bob Sweetan > Kevin Sullivan defeated Eddy Mansfield > Les Thornton defeated Terry Taylor > Tony Atlas defeated Baron Von Raschke > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mark Lewin > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated the Assassins by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race* by disqualification / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.

JULY 21, 1983 (THURSDAY) – ATHENS, TN (Bill Dundee – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Bill Dundee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.