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Tuesday, August 5, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, tonight. This will be for the SmackDown/ECW broadcasts this week. Part of the ECW portion of the show is if Tommy Dreamer defeats Armando Estrada, Estrada leaves ECW. NWA Anarchy’s Phil Shatter, Jeremy Vain, Sal Rinauro, and J.T. Talent are booked to be a part of this event.

The SummerSlam PPV will be at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, on August 17. An updated lineup is as follow: Edge versus the Undertaker for Hell in a Cell; Triple H defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against the Great Khali; CM Punk defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against JBL; Mark Henry defends the ECW Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy; John Cena versus Batista; a mixed match featuring Kofi Kingston & Mickie James versus Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix; and Shawn Michaels makes an announcement regarding his future.

Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas’ Luchagors are performing tonight at the Starlight Six in Atlanta, GA, in what is billed as their Homecoming. The event begins at 7:30 PM, with a showing of Quentin Tarantino’s “Hell Ride” starting at 9:30, followed by “Hellboy II” and “Wanted.” Also performing live are Thee Crucials. A motorcycle and scooter showcase is also planned.

Ring of Honor has announced the following matches for upcoming events:

On August 15 in Cleveland, OH, Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against El Generico. Erick Stevens is set to defend the FIP Heavyweight Title against Claudio Castagnoli. Rhett Titus is scheduled to square off with Delirious, and Kevin Steen versus Jigsaw is also on the bill.

Advertised for the August 16 event in Chicago Ridge, IL, is a match featuring Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries versus McGuinness & Castagnoli. Brent Albright is scheduled to defend the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Go Shiozaki.

In Boston, MA, on September 19, Kevin Steen & El Generico will meet the ROH World Tag Team Champions in a title match. Current champions Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black are the current champions as of this writing. This event will be taped for a PPV.

The recently posted Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling event advertising an appearance by The Midnight Express at South Caldwell High School in Hudson, NC, on August 9 will not include Dennis Condrey, according to the founding Midnight Express member. The doors will open at 7:00 PM, with matches getting underway at 8:00. Tickets are $12 for ringside, general admission $10. Also advertised: Buff Bagwell, Rick Steiner, and The Rock & Roll Express. No word as of this posting if Bobby Eaton or another tag team wrestling under the Midnight Express name is available at this time.

Championship Wrestling Overload will present the “Back 2 School Bash” at the Johnson County Recreation Department 20 in Wrightsville, GA, on August 8. Gates open at 7:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 8:00. Tickets are $6. Children 6-12 are $3. Children 5 and under get in free with paid adult. Advertised: Bobby Joiner defends the National Heavyweight Championship against The Ringlord. Brian Chase & Loco Motive defends their Georgia Tag Team Championships against Tommy Lee & a mystery partner. The Iron Bear defends his Southern States Championship against “The Modern Day Cowboy” Chris Anthony. “The Col.” Ivan Parker takes on Damien. Joey Sixx will face Bob, w/ Bob 2. “Bodyslam Challenge” – T.W. James has issued a $5000 challenge to anyone in Johnson County who can bodyslam the CWO superstar. Due to a family emergency, former NWA Anarchy superstar Jason Blackman will not be able to make his scheduled appearance at the August 8 event. Look for Blackman to make his CWO debut in September.

On August 9, New Heights Wrestling will be in Florala, AL, at the old National Guard Armory. Advertised: For the NHW championship, Mr. Fantasy defends against "Pretty Boy" Donny B. Milo defends the cruiserweight belt against Chief Little Bear. Also advertised: D.J. Pringle, Will Scotty, and Billy Rayz. Tickets are $6 and free for kid 6 & under. Bell time is at 7:30 PM and doors open at 6:30.

On August 12, Full Throttle Wrestling presents a "Back 2 School Special" to take place at the Country Music Barn in Elkmont, AL. Advertised: Orion Bishop defends the FTW heavyweight title against Chrisjen Hayme. In a FTW tag title match, Mr. Blur & the Other Guy defends the belts against INHuman Fly & Joey Lightning. Six Feet Under's Hangmen's Death Match Open Challenge was accepted by Instruments of Destruction. Charlie Swinger vs. Phil Wilson. Shaun Peete vs. Jeff Jameson vs. Josh Hendrix. Corey Shaddix vs. Jeremy Flint. 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.

Southern Classic Wrestling will be at Big Dog Billiards in Sandersville, GA, on August 16. The doors will open at 8:00 PM, with matches getting underway at 8:30. Tickets are $7. Kids 6-12 are $3. Kids 5 and under get in for free. Advertised: SCW Heavyweight Champion Leatherface takes on Jamie Holmes with Ace Heffner, plus the Georgia Heritage Championship Tournament, featuring Black Spyder, Stryknyn, Midnight Rider, and a final qualifying match pitting “Monster” Mark Mayhem against Viktor Rossier.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the July 26 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Pat Tanaka (45) and Mac Johnson (25).

Today in Memoriam: Fred Beell (57, 1933), Rick Davidson (47, 2000), and Donald Lortie (75, 2006).

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.


AUGUST 5, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tarzan Jordan defeated Emilio Firpo > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Young Sampson (2-1) > George Romanoff defeated Joe Wolfe

AUGUST 5, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Hagen and Rudy LaDitzi wrestled to a draw > Otto Kuss defeated Al Sparks by disqualification > Orville Brown defeated Dick Raines by disqualification / Notes: Frank Speer was the special referee for the match between Orville Brown and Dick Raines.

AUGUST 5, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Hughes Deas defeated Jim Hoover > Lon Chaney and Honey Boy Hackney wrestled to a draw > Jack Ross defeated Billy McEwen

AUGUST 5, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Black Menace defeated Ben Morgan > Johnny Long defeated Al Galento by disqualification > Dick Lever defeated Red McIntyre > Women’s Match: Juanita Coffman defeated Ellen Olsen > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre defeated Tom Mahoney* to win title / Notes: Tom Mahoney had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Al Massey on July 15, 1949, in Atlanta. Bob Shipp and Charlie Harben were credited as being referees on this card.

AUGUST 5, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Shire defeated Dizzy Davis > Art Nelson defeated Andre Drapp > Eddie Gossett and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie & Eddie Gossett / Notes: Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

AUGUST 5, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Clancy defeated Angelo Poffo by disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Von Brawner* defeated Tarzan White (2-1) > Mike Clancy & Bibber McCoy defeated Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich / Notes: It is unclear as to how Kurt Von Brawner came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we show has him billed as such in Marietta since June 7, 1957, and in Atlanta since June 28, 1957. The last reference to the title in Augusta shows Don McIntyre defending the title against Von Brawner on June 24, 1957, but no results from that card have been found. Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

AUGUST 5, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Leo Garibaldi defeated Mickey Blassie & Mr. X (2) > Dick Steinborn defeated Corsica Jean > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee* versus Don McIntyre ruled a no contest / Notes: The Mighty Yankee had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dick Steinborn on July 29, 1960, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 5, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Tito Kopa wrestled to a draw > Derrell Cochran defeated Tarzan Tyler by disqualification > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & Bill Dromo / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.

AUGUST 5, 1965 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken & Chris Lucas versus Wildman Phillips & the Mongolian > Greg Peterson versus Corsica Jean / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

AUGUST 5, 1965 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Dubois versus Jesse James > Benny Matta versus Jack Vansky > Mario Galento & Dutch Savage versus Nick Kozak & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 5, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Crazy Horse defeated Kenny Mack > Tito Carreon defeated Evil Eye Valentine > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Princess Little Cloud > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated George Harris & the Golden Terror > Sputnik Monroe defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification > Tornado Tag Team Match (No DQ / No TL): the Infernos defeated Bobby Shane & Mario Galento / Notes: Following the match between Sputnik Monroe and Butcher Vachon, Vachon attacked Monroe. Buddy Fuller and Mario Galento charged the ring and chased away Vachon. After Galento helped Monroe to his feet, he had a long stare down with Fuller, but Monroe convinced the two bitter enemies to shake and make up, which they did. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. There were two referees for the match between the Infernos and Bobby Shane & Mario Galento. The program for this card features an advertisement for Mario Galento’s “the Gentle Brute,” his life story. It says the book can be found at the Book Shop (33 Forsyth Street), Atlanta Book Mart (175 Peachtree Street), Dixie Book, Inc., (43 Decatur Street), and three Johnny Reb’s Book and Card Shop locations (30 Marietta Street, 258 Peachtree Street, and 89 Luckie Street).

AUGUST 5, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alex Perez & Louie Tillet defeated Bob Armstrong & Bob Nandor > Butcher Vachon defeated Sputnik Monroe > Ramon Torres & Mr. Wrestling defeated Stan Vachon & El Mongol / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

AUGUST 5, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Sandy Starr defeated Panama Franco > Bill Dromo defeated Gorilla Marconi > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated the Super Assassins by disqualification / Notes: The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins.

AUGUST 5, 1971 (THURSDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Nick Gulas and Harry Thornton – Promoters) > Robert Fuller defeated Carlos Montes > Jackie Fargo & Tojo Yamamoto and the Alaskans (Frank Monte & Mike York) wrestled to a draw > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Len Rossi defeated Sputnik Monroe to retain title > Battle Of The Brutes: Don & Al Greene, w/ Sir Clements, versus Kurt & Karl Von Brauner, w/ Saul Weingeroff ruled a no contest

AUGUST 5, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Avenger defeated Billy Spears > Roberto Soto and Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner defeated George Grant & the Champ / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

AUGUST 5, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates versus Sonny Rogers > Dennis Stamp versus El Gaucho > Roger Kirby versus Steve Keirn > Super A versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Louie Tillet & Prince Pullins > Texas Death Match: Buddy Colt versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 5, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Malone defeated Dennis Hall > Bob Griffin defeated Steve Kyle > Sonny King defeated the Mighty Yankee > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Backlund defeated Bob Orton, Jr.,* by disqualification > I Quit Match: Leon Ogle defeated Billy Spears > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Gary Hart managed Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

AUGUST 5, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage & Bill White defeated Raul & Carlos Mata > Jacques Goulet defeated Don Kernodle > Dino Bravo defeated Ken Dillinger > Dusty Rhodes defeated Lars Anderson > No DQ / No TL Match: Tony Atlas defeated Pak Song > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

AUGUST 5, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson defeated Jose Vasquez > Ivan Koloff defeated Billy Starr > Tape: King Kong Mosca versus Mr. Mystery > King Kong Mosca defeated Sandy Ellis > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Mr. Saito & the Challenger / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Thunderbolt Patterson also appeared on this episode.

AUGUST 5, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings defeated Ben Alexander > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Doug Somers > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Ivan Koloff & Killer Karl Kox > Stan Hansen versus the Masked Superstar ended in a double countout > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Blackjack Lanza by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.

AUGUST 5, 1980 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Condrey defeated Terry Taylor > Ernie Holmes defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification > Assassin #1 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Steve Keirn defeated Baron Von Raschke by disqualification > Kevin Sullivan & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Mark Lewin & the Great Mephisto by disqualification / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.

AUGUST 5, 1984 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Gary Quartenelli defeated Dale Veasey > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Bob Roop > Steve Travis & Tim Horner defeated the Wolf Pack > Jerry Oates versus Crusher Blackwell ruled a no contest > Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts > Ted DiBiase defeated Brad Armstrong > Battle Royal: Tim Horner (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.