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Monday, August 11, 2008


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The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission will convene once again on August 12 to discuss proposals to strengthen its regulations on professional wrestling in the state of Georgia. The meeting will begin at 11:00 AM in Suite 802 at 2 Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr., in the West Tower, in Atlanta, GA. Click here for a copy of the latest version.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA, for the live broadcast tonight. Advertised: John Cena & Batista defending the WWE World Tag Team Title against Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr.; and CM Punk versus JBL.

WWE issued a story on their website reporting that Randy Orton, who was believed to be only two to three weeks from returning to action, re-injured his collarbone in a motorcycle accident. It was an injury to his collarbone at the One Night Stand PPV in June that required surgery and has kept him out since that time. He is now expected to be sidelined for another three months.

WWE results from the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY, on August 10: Evan Bourne over Kenny Dykstra; Michelle McCool over Victoria to retain the WWE Divas Title; Jeff Hardy over WWE US Heavyweight Champion Shelton Benjamin by disqualification in a title match after interference from MVP; Ron Killings over Brian Kendrick; Finlay over Mike Knox; Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder over Jesse & Festus to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; Mark Henry over Matt Hardy to retain the ECW Heavyweight Title with help from Tony Atlas; and the Big Show over Edge in a no disqualification match.

Total Nonstop Action’s Hard Justice PPV results from the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ, on August 10: Petey Williams over Consequences Creed to retain the TNA X Division Title, after Creed was the victim of a chair shot by Sheik Abdul Bashir; Gail Kim, Taylor Wilde & ODB over Awesome Kong & the Beautiful People; Beer Money, Inc., over the Latin American Xchange to win the TNA World Tag Team Title, ending with a brawl between Jacqueline and Salinas; we then see Kevin Nash and Sting talking in the rafters; Jay Lethal over Sonjay Dutt in a “Black Tie Brawl & Chain” match, with So Cal Val walking out on Lethal in the middle of the match, met by “Fire Russo” chants; Christian Cage & Rhino over Team 3D in a New Jersey Street Fight; A.J. Styles over Kurt Angle in last man standing match, when Angle could not answer the bell in the sixth fall, and Sting came down from the rafters to attack Styles after Styles attacked Angle post match, knocking him off the stretcher; and Samoa Joe over Booker T with a guitar shot to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Booker T in a “Six Sides of Steel” weapons” match, which means Jeff Jarrett should be resurfacing again soon.

On Sunday afternoon, tickets could not be purchased online through Ticketmaster for the TNA event on September 6 at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in Manhattan, NY. It was being reported that the event had been cancelled. TNA management stated otherwise, suggesting it was a glitch at their website. However, later Sunday evening evening, fans that purchased tickets online began receiving alerts via email that the event has been cancelled, and informing them that their credit cards would be credited back with everything minus the service charges. However, the confusion has been cleared up, and tickets can once again be purchased online.

Ring Warriors Elite results from “Flashpoint” on August 10 at Club Industry in Walterboro, SC. Zion defeated Brett Taylor, Kevin Kurghan & Ryan Rain. Hexxon & Hallowicked defeated Cali Casanova & Brandon Paradise. Hans Baumgartner defeated “The Miami Badboy” Devon Wright. Ben Bryant defeated RWE Southeastern Champion Jeremy Cruz by DQ. “Juggalo” Johnny Blaze defeated Big Game James. Darkness & “Your Feature Presentation” Ethan Case defeated D.I.E., Vincent Chambers & Dustin Michaels to win the RWE Tag Team belts. The Live Organ defeated Sixx. Jeremy Bonebrake defeated David Coleman. Muzzle defeated Solitude. L-Train defeated Matt Crosby to become #1 contender for the RWE World title.

Champions With Attitudes results from August 8 at the Jamil Temple in Columbia, SC. Black Pegasus defeated The Alabama Ambassador. Josh Magnum defeated CWA Carolinas Champion “The Man Scout” Jake Manning in a non-title match. Sixx defeated CWA Television Champion Lodi in a non-title match. The American Gangstas defeated CWA Cruiserweight Champion Xavier Knight & Chris Hamrick. Team Ego defeated Nu Skool to regain CWA Tag Team titles. Shark Boy & Shark Girl defeated Gluteus Maximus & Awesome Kong. The Insane Lunberjack Timber defeated The Hawaiian Assassin Kimo to win the vacant CWA Heavyweight title.

CWA results from August 9 at the Blackville Recreation Center in Blackville, SC. Josh Magnum defeated Hexxon. “The Man Scout” Jake Manning defeated CWA Television Champion Lodi in a non-title match. CWA Tag Team Champions Team Ego defeated Xavier Knight & Chris Hamrick. Black Pegasus & Shark Girl defeated Gluteus Maximus & Awesome Kong. CWA Heavyweight Champion Timber defeated Mikal Judas w/ Joey Nuggs. Due to Shark Boy's injury from Friday night's CWA event held in Columbia, SC, Pegasus teamed up with Shark girl for the mixed tag match against Gluteus Maximus & Awesome Kong.

New Heights Wrestling results from the August 9 show from Florala, AL. The attendance was 125. "Super Nerd" Lane Smart defeats Mr. Irresistible. Aaron "The Golden" Idol defeats Zane "The Twisted One" Stevens. Gutter, "The Human Wrecking Machine" Dunham, DJ Durst & David Prime defeats JT Angel, Xtreme G, "Aristocratic Assassin" Alexander York & AWOL. Billy Rayz vs. Scotty Rayz ended in a double countout. "Scarface" Terry Ryker defeats "The Definition of Technician". Street Bandit w/Short Bandit defeats "The Future Legend" DJ Pringle by DQ. Milo defeats Chief Little Bear to retain the NHW cruiserweight title. Mr. Fantasy w/Ryan Mills defeats Pretty Boy Donnie B to retain the NHW heavyweight championship.

NHW has an upcoming show on September 13. Advertised: For the NHW Heavyweight title, Mr. Fantasy w/Ryan Mills & Michael Steel defends against "Scarface" Terry Ryker. "Pretty Boy" Donny B. vs. Michael Steel. In a match where the stipulations are chosen by Gutter, Gutter vs. JT Angel w/Xtreme G. If Angel is still the Deep South Pro Wrestling champion, then that championship will be on the line. More matches to be added.

Southern Wrestling Association results from “Maximum Overload” from August 9 at the National Guard Armory in Forest City, NC. “The Perfect Storm” Mike McCloud defeated “The Puerto Rican Playboy” Brett Martel. The Corporate Mafia, Dr. Feelgood & Christopher Stevens, defeated Max Cortez & Crunk. Rocky Xavier Starr defeated Phillip Michael Grant. “The Face of the Future” T.K. Cross defeated Seven “The Fever” Walters. Derek Ryze defeated Derek Driver to retain the SWA Grand Prix Pure Wrestling Championship. Tim “The Machine” Thomas defeated Kendall Slayer to retain the SWA Television Championship. Team SWA, consisting of Wicked, Ric Hart & B.J. Hancock, defeated The Mayhem Mafia, James Drake, Marshall Simmons & Tom Williams w/Ivan M. Righteous to take over complete control of SWA.

Ring of Honor has added a tag team scramble featuring Ruckus & Jigsaw, Pelle Primeau & Delirious, Tweek & Dash Phoenix, and Mark & Jay Briscoe for the card at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL, on August 16. Also advertised: Nigel McGuinness & Claudio Castagnoli versus Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries; a no disqualification match featuring Jimmy Jacobs versus the Necro Butcher; Erick Stevens defends the FIP Heavyweight Title against Chris Hero; Roderick Strong versus a mystery opponent; Tyler Black versus El Generico; and Kevin Steen versus Kenny King.

ROH has announced that Jerry Lynn will be returning for the events on September 19 in Boston, MA, and September 20 in Philadelphia, PA.

The Empire Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Elkin, NC, on August 16. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $5. Kids 6-12 only $2. Children under 6 get in free.

NWA Southern Pro Wrestling will be at Hertford County High School in Ahoskie, NC, on August 30. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door the night of the show.

Great Championship Wrestling has added Shaun Banks defending the GCW Interstate Title against J-Rod in a First Blood Match to the Fred Ward Memorial show on September 4 in Phenix City, AL. Matches previously announced include "Tables, Ladders & Chairs": David Young vs. Sonny Siaki, In an "All or Nothing" match: Micah Taylor vs. Johnny Swinger. If Taylor wins, he gets Tracy back, if Swinger wins, he gets Micah's contract, A bullrope match for the GCW Heavyweight Championship: Cru Jones (c) vs. Bull Buchanan and a GCW Tag Team Championship match where the fans vote for the stipulation.

For aspiring wrestlers, or experienced wrestlers looking for additional training, click here for info on how you can get into the 2008 Harley Race / Pro Wrestling NOAH five-day camp in Eldon, MO, next month.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Hulk Hogan (55).

Today in Memoriam: Harold Kanner (66, 1993).

The latest we are hearing is that Killer Kowalski contracted pneumonia, and also slipped into a coma. He is still in the intensive care unit, though vital signs are said to be strong.

Dave Meltzer is reporting that Ric Flair wants to do a reality show, to be based around him and son Reid, suggesting there have been some discussions, though not elaborating on what network.

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.

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

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 11, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPILLER FIELD (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat O’Shocker defeated Charley Fox > Paul Jones defeated Tom Marvin (2-0)

AUGUST 11, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > Ronnie McDuffie versus Bob Ruble > Jack McAdams versus Whitey Patterson > No Holds Barred Match: Leon Fuller versus Foy Rivers / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 11, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Johnnie Mooneyham versus Frank Remille > Pete Rogers versus Sammy Miller > Tony Ricco versus Ripper Reeves / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.

AUGUST 11, 1936 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Turk Powell > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Jordan* defeated John Mauldin / Notes: Aside from the match between Tarzan Jordan and John Mauldin, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Jordan had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jack Ross on June 15, 1936, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 11, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn defeated Dobie Osborne > Dan O’Connor defeated Jimmy Morris at 27:00 (2-0) > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Frank Speer at 33:00 (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Milo Steinborn challenged fans to lift a 475-pound bar prior to his match and all failed. Man Mountain Dean was quoted in the Atlanta Constitution earlier in the day saying that Strangler Lewis was on his fourth honeymoon, and was on his way to India to wrestle the Great Gama.

AUGUST 11, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bill Steddum defeated Chico Cortez > Joe Corbett defeated Bill Collins

AUGUST 11, 1950 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wladek Kowalski defeated Chief Saunooke > Farmer Jones defeated Tom Mahoney > Eddie Gossett and Bibber McCoy wrestled to a draw > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Mae Young > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson* defeated Tarzan White / Notes: Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938. Art Nelson had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on July 7, 1950, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 11, 1952 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre versus the Great Togo > Eddie Gossett & Mike Paidousis versus the Black Monsters > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson* versus Abe Coleman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Art Nelson had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Angelo Martinelli on July 11, 1952, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 11, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Willis versus Jack Dillon > Ronnie Etchison versus Angelo Poffo > Texas Death Match: Ray Gunkel versus Bronko Lubich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

AUGUST 11, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Guy Mitchell & Marco Polo versus Jack Bence & Gypsy Joe > Man versus Animal Handicap Match: Terrible Ted defeated Frank Morgan & Ivan Zukoff > Ray Gunkel defeated the Sheik by disqualification / Notes: Guy Mitchell & Marco Polo and Jack Bence & Gypsy Joe were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Ray Gunkel and the Sheik. The Sheik was escorted to the ring by his valet Princess Salima.

AUGUST 11, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines defeated Wildman Phillips > Dick Dunn defeated Bob Hamby > Red Roberts & Krusher Karlson defeated Bob Eisenburg & Choo-Choo Lynn

AUGUST 11, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Matt Jewell defeated Jimmy Jones > Bob Nandor defeated Dick Dunn > Ike Eakins defeated Jerry Graham > Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Bob Armstrong & Ricky Hunter > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Alex Perez & Louie Tillet > Georgia Heavyweight Title versus Mask Match: Mr. Wrestling defeated El Mongol* to win title / Notes: Mr. Wrestling had vowed that he would unmask if he could not defeat El Mongol. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mr. Wrestling on July 18, 1967, in Macon.

AUGUST 11, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller versus Tim Tyler > Alberto Torres versus Rocket Monroe > Bill Dromo versus Black Gordman > Terry Funk versus Karl Von Stroheim > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* versus Buddy Colt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Dory Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt & Karl Von Stroheim.

AUGUST 11, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Caruso versus Jesse James > Women’s Match: Sandy Parker defeated Lilly Thomas > Bill Bowman defeated George Grant > Joe Turner defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Rocket Monroe and the Avenger wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto, Argentina Apollo & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Ox Baker & the Assassins / Notes: Juan Caruso and Jesse James were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Cisco Grimaldo replaced the Avenger in the match with Joe Turner, as the Avenger substituted for Bob Armstrong in the match with Rocket Monroe. Argentina Apollo participated in an autograph session for fans. The program for this card stated that Paul Jones had been appointed First Vice President of the NWA during that week’s annual NWA meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Also, it reported that Sam Muchnick had been re-elected as President and that Don Owen was appointed as Second Vice President.

AUGUST 11, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Taro Kobayoshi & Akai Yoshihara > Bob Armstrong & Ricky Gibson defeated the Super Infernos by disqualification > Jerry Brisco defeated the Lumberjack > Stan Vachon defeated Greg Lake / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

AUGUST 11, 1973 (SATURDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND ACADEMY GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Television Title Match: Toni Rose versus Vicky Williams > Jerry Brisco versus Rip Hawk > Bill Watts & Bobby Shane versus Ricky Gibson & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The match between Toni Rose and Vicky Williams was reported to be for the “Channel 12” trophy.

AUGUST 11, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Griffin versus Mr. Fuji > Bob Backlund versus Jerry Brisco > Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., versus Rick Martel & Mr. Wrestling #2 > No DQ Match: Mike McCord versus Nikolai Volkoff > Toru Tanaka versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher, Nikolai Volkoff, Mr. Fuji, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

AUGUST 11, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pez Whatley defeated the Challenger > Sonny King defeated Steve Regal > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mad Dog Martin > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Hartford Love & Mr. Saito > Taped Fist Match: Stan Hansen defeated Ivan Koloff > Dick Slater defeated the French Angel > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated Ole Anderson by countout / Notes: Mr. Saito replaced the French Angel to team with Hartford Love in the match with Rick Martel & Tommy Rich, as the Angel substituted for King Kong Mosca in the match with Dick Slater.

AUGUST 11, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Jerry Roberts & Genichiro Tenryu > Jerry Stubbs defeated Carl Fergie > Tape: Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff > Ernie Ladd defeated Marvin Turner > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Bill Howard > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Doug Somers & Ben Alexander / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. It was announced that Crusher Blackwell and Haystacks Calhoun would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

AUGUST 11, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ernie Holmes defeated Assassin #2 > Dennis Condrey defeated Steve Regal > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Steve Keirn defeated Baron Von Raschke* to win title > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Assassin #1 > Lights Out Tag Team Match: Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Lars Anderson & Stan Hansen

AUGUST 11, 1982 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Rogers defeated Abdul Zataar > The Iron Sheik defeated Tom Prichard > The Wild Samoans defeated the Freebirds > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification > Andre the Giant defeated the Super Destroyer > Battle Royal: Andre the Giant (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Sonny King managed the Wild Samoans.

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.