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Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Peach State Pandemonium will feature Mr. Hughes tonight at 9:00 PM ET. We will also have another edition of the Wayback Machine, this time featuring Les Thatcher, who will piggyback off of the previous edition that had Bobby Simmons describing the move to the north with Georgia Championship Wrestling. In addition, we will have an open segment, whereas we will discuss the latest happenings in and around the business. Feel free to call in and chat with us at (347) 324-5735. (Rich Tate)

Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the Triple C Nightclub in Sevierville, TN, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Kids 10 and under are admitted free. Advertised: Isaac Cain defends the KFW Heavyweight Title against Chase Owens; Jeff Anderson & Robbie Race versus Donovan Daniels & Sigmon; and Wayne Adkins versus Matt Mayhem. Also advertised: Overkill, King Shane, Keith Knox, the Rebels, and the “Dookie Gauntlet Challenge”. (Rich Tate)

In the aftermath of Hostile Environment, NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on August 2 with an international television taping advertising a double main event: Chad Parham & Seth Delay vs. Jerry Palmer & Sal Rinauro - loser of the fall has their head shaved bald and an NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title Match: Iceberg (c) vs. Ace Rockwell. The NWA Elite (Shatter & Kimo with Jeff G. Bailey) will be in action. Also on card will be Devil's Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) vs. New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters), Jeremy Vain & Mr. Adonis vs. Slim J & Shadow Jackson, Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) vs. Team Technician (Bob E. & Tyler Smith), Truitt Fields & Texas Treats (Don Juan & Chris Marval) vs. Sex, Talent & Money (Caleb Konley & JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III), Plus: Palmer and Bill Behrens have a joint announcement about a new talent division coming to Anarchy and appearances by Jeff Lewis, Don Matthews, Brodie Ray Chase & Melissa Coates, Hayden Young, Chip Day, Hollywood Brunettes, Adrian Hawkins, and Bo Newsome. Bell time is 8pm. (Larry Goodman)

On August 2, Global Championship Wrestling returns to the Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, at 7:30 PM. Advertised: Jesse Pain vs. Theodore Tutwiler III for the GCW Heavyweight championship. "Wild Thing" Will Owens vs. Frankie Valentine. The Russian Assassin vs. Sgt Hammer. Orion Bishop vs. Soul Crusher. In a ladies tag match, Veronica Fairchild teams up with Traci Brooks to take on Genni Right & Rock C. Joey Lightning & INHuman Fly vs. Maddog & Prowler. Lani Kialoha vs. Jason Phoenyx. (Brian Slack)

On August 2, former WCW and WWE Star Buff Bagwell returns to the Great American Wrestling Federation at the Hosford Gameroom in Hosford, FL, at 8:00 PM to face GAWF champion Steve Goins for the GAWF title. Tickets are $10 at the door and doors open at 7:00. (Brian Slack)

On August 12, Full Throttle Wrestling presents a "Back 2 School Special" to take place at the Country Music Barn in Elkmont, AL. Advertised: Mr. Blur & the Other Guy will defend the FTW tag titles against Joey Lightning & The INHuman Fly. The tag team of Six Feet Under put out an open challenge to any tag team for a Hangman's Death Match. Also advertised is Charlie Swinger and FTW Heavyweight Champion Orion Bishop. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 & under. The door opens at 6:30 PM and bell time is 7:30. For more information, call (256) 679-1315. (Brian Slack)

Update – Ultimate Fighting Championship 88 takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on September 6 for a live PPV, beginning at 7:00 PM. Advertised: Chuck Liddell versus Rashad Evans; Rich Franklin versus Matt Hamill; Karo Parisyan versus Yoshiyuki Yoshida; Dan Henderson versus Rousimar Palhares; Kurt Pellegrino versus Thiago Tavares; Matt Brown versus Dong Hyun Kim; James Lee versus Tim Boetsch; and Roan Carneiro versus Ryo Chonan. Tickets range from $79 to $604.

In a press release today from World Wrestling Entertainment, the company officially announced the hiring of Freddie Prinze, Jr., as a member of the creative team. Vince McMahon said that his “passion, energy, and creativity make him an excellent fit for WWE”. WWE has announced the following events: September 6 in Jamestown, NY, at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena; September 14 in Jackson, TN, at the Oman Arena; September 21 in Columbus, OH, at the Nationwide Arena; October 12 in San Bernardino, CA, at the Coussoulis Arena; October 13 in Anaheim, CA, at the Honda Center; October 16 in Arecibo, PR, at the Coliseo Petaca Iguna; October 17 in Ponce, PR, at the Auditorio Pachin Vicens; October 18 in San Juan, PR, at the Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot; December 19 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at the Bank Atlantic Center; and December 20 in Tallahassee, FL, at the Leon County Civic Center. (Rich Tate)

Ring of Honor has announced the following events: November 8 in Markham, ON, at the Markham Fair; and January 30 in Detroit, MI, at the Michigan State Fairgrounds & Expo Center. ROH’s Respect is Earned II PPV debuts on August 1on iNDEMAND, the Dish Network, and TVN cable. Replays will be shown over the weekend. The lineup includes: Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defending the ROH World Tag Team Title against Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries; Nigel McGuinness defending the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Go Shiozaki; Erick Stevens versus Roderick Strong; a six-man tag match featuring Adam Pearce, Chris Hero & Eddie Edwards versus Brent Albright, Pelle Primeau & Delirious; Davey Richards versus Claudio Castagnoli; Kevin Steen & El Generico versus Ruckus & Jigsaw; and appearances by Larry Sweeney, Sara Del Rey, and Daizee Haze. ROH has also released the full card for their live event that same night at Sports Network & Fitness in Manassas, VA, on August 1. Advertised: Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against Naomichi Marufuji & Go Shiozaki; Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Ruckus; Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries versus the Motor City Machine Guns; Roderick Strong versus Necro Butcher; Brent Albright versus Chris Hero; Rhett Titus versus Delirious; Adam Pearce & Shane Hagadorn versus Mark & Jay Briscoe; and Rex Sterling versus Pelle Primeau. Also advertised: Sean Denny, Larry Sweeney, Bobby Dempsey, Sara Del Rey, and Daizee Haze. Bell time is 8:00 PM. (Rich Tate)

Total Nonstop Action has announced that their new 20,000 square-foot studio facility in Nashville, TN, is almost completed. Click here for spoilers from last night’s iMPACT tapings from Orlando, FL. Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net is reporting that following the tapings, Kevin Nash left angry, and Tomko is leaving the company. According to the report, Nash was upset with how he was booked last night. He did not appear in the report we were sent from the tapings. Regarding Tomko, who did appear in the final match at the tapings, the report said he has been unhappy since being suspended for skipping a fanfest for the Lockdown PPV earlier this year. (Rich Tate)

Hulk Hogan is scheduled to appear on the Howard Stern show on Thursday. (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.


JULY 30, 1906 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA (Promoter – Unknown) > Charles Olsen defeated William Demetral (2-0) > Al Christensen defeated Gilmore / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card. It was reported that the first fall between Charles Olsen and William Demetral ended at 16:30.

JULY 30, 1920 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (J. Hume McDonald – Promoter) > Sergeant Major Chitwood versus Young Nabelle > John Demetral defeated Jack Wilson at 45:00 / Notes: Sergeant Major Chitwood and Young Nabelle were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

JULY 30, 1936 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones – Promoter) > Don Rainey versus John Dameron > Mex McClain defeated Baron Von Hoffman > Sammy Miller versus Ripper Reeves / Notes: Aside from the match between Mex McClain and Baron Von Hoffman, no documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 30, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Buck Lawson > Tarzan Jordan versus Young Londos > Jack Bloomfield versus Mike Cassidy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that Jack Bloomfield was to wed Gladys Burnett in the ring before his match. Mike Cassidy said he was the best man and would prove it. The newspaper never revealed how it came out.

JULY 30, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Gladys Gillem > Rudy Strongberg defeated Harry Kent > Dobie Osborne defeated Tom Mahoney / Notes: Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938.

JULY 30, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ralph Garibaldi defeated Roland Kirchmeyer > Albert Mills defeated John Grandovich > Babe Zaharias defeated John Mauldin / Notes: It was reported that the fans chose the matches for this card. Ralph Garibaldi substituted for Karl Davis in the match with Roland Kirchmeyer.

JULY 30, 1945 (MONDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Al Massey & Jim Coffield defeated Wally Greb & the Green Hornet > Nick Carter defeated Tommy Todd by disqualification

JULY 30, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Ross, Jr., defeated Jim Coffield > Al Massey defeated Charlie Harben > Rex Mobley & Bobby Roberts defeated Al Galento & Tom Mahoney > Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias / Notes: Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the match between Don McIntyre and Babe Zaharias, as well as the match between Jim Coffield and Jack Ross, Jr. In the latter bout, Dempsey declared Ross the winner when Coffield was unable to continue after having been injured in a pre-match brawl with Al Massey.

JULY 30, 1954 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack O’Reilly and Tex Riley wrestled to a draw > Jerry Graham defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Jack Steele & El Toro defeated Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart > Verne Gagne defeated Gorgeous George / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

JULY 30, 1957 (TUESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – BARN (Chic Witt – Promoter) > Women’s Match: Princess Chi Chi versus Conchita Montez > Tommy Todd versus Choo-Choo Lynn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 30, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Diana Beamon versus Sweet Georgia Brown > Red Roberts versus Chief Crazy Horse > Gene Murphy versus Rito Carreon > Don Curtis versus Joe Scarpa > Pedro Godoy versus the Russian Crusher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 30, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Rose and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Mixed Tag Team Match: Bob Eisenburg & Gladys Sasser defeated Red Dugan & Bette Boucher > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Honey Boy Hannigan* to win title / Notes: Honey Boy Hannigan had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Choo-Choo Lynn on July 23, 1963, in Macon. This version of the title and the one that would later extend from 1964 through 1981 were not the same.

JULY 30, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wildman Phillips & the Mongolian defeated Benny Matta & Bob Boyer > Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack Vansky > Dutch Savage defeated Joe Scarpa > Nick Kozak and Mario Galento wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Orton* defeated Eddie Graham / Notes: Bob 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.

JULY 30, 1965 (FRIDAY) – DUBLIN, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Terry Majors versus Sandra Lee > Bob Eisenburg and Choo-Choo Lynn versus the Corsicans / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

JULY 30, 1966 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Wildman Wehba > Buddy Fuller versus Tito Carreon > Enrique & Alberto Torres versus Butcher Vachon & the Golden Terror / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JULY 30, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Dromo and the Professional wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Tornado Tag Team Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Rising Suns by disqualification

JULY 30, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cisco Grimaldo and Salvadore Lothario wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto and Kubla Khan wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Billy Spears > George Scott & Dick Steinborn defeated Krusher Karlson & Guillotine Gordon > Buddy Colt defeated Klondike Bill > Rocket & Flash Monroe versus the Assassins ended in a double disqualification > Texas Death Match (No TL): El Mongol defeated Big John / Notes: Following the match between Rocket & Flash Monroe and the Assassins, Assassin #1 had to be carried from the ring. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Charlie Harben and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. It was announced that Bobo Brazil, Angelo Poffo, and Bob Kaiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Rocket & Flash Monroe participated in an autograph session for fans.

JULY 30, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Foley and Angelo Poffo wrestled to a draw > Charlie Cook defeated Bill Bowman > Gama Singh defeated the Great Fuji > Crusher Verdu defeated Torbellino Blanco > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Candy* defeated Luke Graham > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Assassin #1 defeated Rock Hunter > Ernie Ladd, Carlos Colon & Assassin #2 defeated Ox Baker & the Royal Kangaroos / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu and Luke Graham.

JULY 30, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated Big Mac > King Pago Pago defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Jack Welch & Hurricane Hester defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > The Professional defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

JULY 30, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wayne Cowan defeated Jan Nelson > Tully Blanchard defeated Mitsu Hata > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Ted Oates & Roberto Soto > Steve Keirn defeated Bob Roop > Taped Fist Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater > No DQ Match: Mark Lewin versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Mark Lewin and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

JULY 30, 1977 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Ken Dillinger > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Richard Blood & Roberto Soto > Dino Bravo defeated Bob Ballast > Jacques Goulet defeated Burrhead Jones / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

JULY 30, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Doug Somers > Carl Fergie defeated Jerry Roberts > Ray Candy and Blackjack Lanza wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Wahoo McDaniel* to win title > Cage Match: Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.

JULY 30, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Condrey defeated Chavo Guerrero > Steve Keirn defeated Charlie Fulton > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Steve Regal > Jerry Oates defeated Baron Von Raschke > Kevin Sullivan defeated Mark Lewin > Georgia Tag Team Title Cage Match: Steve Keirn & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Assassins* to win title / Notes: Jerry Oates substituted for Tommy Rich in the match with Baron Von Raschke, and Steve Keirn substituted for Stan Hansen to team with Mr. Wrestling #2 in the match with the Assassins. The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.

JULY 30, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Bill Dundee – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Stray Cat defeated Mr. X > Pat Rose defeated Carl Fergie > Adrian Street defeated Jeff Young > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Dundee* defeated the Stray Cat > Coal Miner’s Glove Match: the Fantastic Ones defeated the French Angel & the Bounty Hunter / Notes: This is the last reported card we have for the secondary spin-off group headed by Ole Anderson and Jerry Jarrett. However, it is known that some shows ran in August 1983 before shutting down operations. Jim Cornette managed Carl Fergie, the French Angel, and the Bounty Hunter.

JULY 30, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH – RICHFIELD CONVENTION CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Irwin defeated Joe Lightfoot > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Paul Ellering > The Road Warriors defeated Steve O & Man Mountain Darsow > Tommy Rich defeated the Iron Sheik by disqualification > Pez Whatley defeated Buzz Sawyer > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Larry Zbyszko by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer, the Iron Sheik, and the Road Warriors.