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Wednesday, August 13, 2008


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Tonight’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium features current NWA North American Heavyweight Champion Mike DiBiase. We will also head back into the Wayback Machine with Bobby Simmons. In addition, Tako, the fan who is looking to get Hulk Hogan into the ring per this video, will be joining us.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info.

There are unconfirmed rumors that when Mick Foley’s contract with World Wrestling Entertainment expires at the beginning of next month, that he will be heading to work for TNA. TNA has not offered a comment on the issue, and Foley cannot speak publicly about it until his deal with WWE has expired.

WWE has announced the following events: September 22 in Bowling Green, KY, at the Anderson Arena; September 30 in Green Bay, WI, at the Resch Center; October 5 in Portland, OR, at the Rose Garden (No Mercy PPV); October 6 in Seattle, WA, at the Key Arena; October 16 in Monterrey, MX, at Arena Monterrey; October 17 in Aguascalientes, MX, at Plaza De Toros Monumental De Aguascalientes; October 18 in Mexico City, MX, at Palacio De Los Deportes; October 19 in Mexico City, MX, at Palacio De Los Deportes; November 3 in Tampa, FL, at the St. Pete Times Forum; and December 29 in Richmond, VA, at the Richmond Coliseum.

Regardless of various well meaning but premature Internet reports, Phil Shatter from NWA Anarchy has not yet signed a contract with WWE nor has been given a timetable to go to Florida.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Spike Dudley (38).

Today in Memoriam: George Godfrey (50, 1947), Moondog Mayne (34, 1978), Chris Tolos (75, 2005), Karl Von Stroheim (78, 2006), and Brian Adams (43, 2007).

The Full Throttle Wrestling results from Elkmont, AL, on August 12 were as follows. Charlie Swinger defeats Phil Wilson. Shaun "The Heat" Peete defeats Josh Hendrix. The INHuman Fly & Joey Lightning defeats Mr Blur and Other Guy to become the new FTW tag team champions. Jeremy Flynt vs. Corey Shaddix ended in a double KO. Orion Bishop retains the FTW Heavyweight championship by defeating Chrisjen Hayme. In the Hangman's Death tag match, Six Feet Under defeats the Instruments of Destruction.

Down South Hardcore Wrestling returns to Darien, GA, at Sam's Memorial Multiplex on 230 Blount Crossing Road on August 16. Bell time is at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. Advertised: In the main event, DSHW United States Heavyweight Champion Dallas Riley will take on DSHW Hardcore Champion Teddy Baddstreet. None of the titles are on the line. Cameron La'Rue will defend the DSHW Championship against AJ Mitchell. In a Man-On-Fire Match, The Strong Style Disciples (Morbid Angel & T-Money) will take on a mystery tagt team. Others scheduled to appear: Morgan Davis, J Biggs, Night Train, "MDC" Chris Anthony, the Gangsta Nation and more.

Global Championship Wrestling’s next event will be at the Palmerdale Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, on August 16. Bell time is at 7:30. Advertised: For the GCW Heavyweight Championship, Theodore Tutwiler III The title against The INHuman Fly. Maddog Dan Sawyer vs. "Wild Thing" Will Owens. Mike Taylor vs. Antonio Garza. Scotty Blaze vs. Orion Bishop. The Soul Crusher vs. Joey Lightning. Frankie Valentine vs. Jesse Pain. Veronica Fairchild vs. Tracy Taylor.

DSHW will also return to Brunswick, GA, on August 30 at the Howard Coffin Park Gymnasium on 1430 Lanier Boulevard. Bell time is at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids age 12 and under. Advertised: DSHW Championship: Cameron La'Rue (provided he gets through AJ Mitchell) will defend the title against "MDC" Chris Anthony, DSHW United States Championship: Dallas Riley (c) vs. Ash Kristiansen. Jack Manley vs. Dagon Briggs, Remy Marcel vs. Scotty Eyce- this match will have an impact on the rankings in DSHW, "Shooter" Vordell Walker vs. "Marvelous" Matt Mercer, Lance Alonte & Justin Taylor vs. Morgan Davis & "Punk's Not Dead" Less Fortunate.

Rampage Pro Wrestling, a new organization, is presenting a free debut event at Johnny G’s at 815 Russell Parkway in Warner Robins, GA, on Labor Day, September 1. Advertised matches at this time are Vordell Walker versus Sal Rinauro, and Cru Jones versus A.J. Steele. Also advertised to appear are Rob Adonis, Shaun Banks, Kodiak, Colt Derringer, and Dustin Powers.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of NWA Main Event’s broadcast on August 2.

According to Dave Meltzer, Ric Flair’s asking price of $15,000 to make personal appearances is not as high as some might think. Meltzer says booking fees for Bill Goldberg and Steve Austin are $30,000 and $20,000, respectively. Hulk Hogan beats them all, coming in at $75,000. Meltzer is also reporting that Flair is being offered deals exceeding $50,000 for a shoot interview.

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 13, 1936 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones – Promoter) > John Mauldin versus Son Almand > Glenn Cowan versus Sammy Miller > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Jordan* versus Tiger Long / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Tarzan Jordan had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jack Ross on June 15, 1936, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 13, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Layden versus Pancho Villa > Mike Cassidy versus Young Londos > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* versus Baron Von Hoffman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Buck Lawson had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since June 10, 1937.

AUGUST 13, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal featuring Dick Lever, Dorv Roche, Jack Kennedy, Rudy Strongberg, Dobie Osborne and Harry Kent / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.

AUGUST 13, 1942 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ronnie Etchison and Jack Kennedy wrestled to a draw > Babe Zaharias defeated Jack Dillon > The Golden Terror defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification / Notes: The Masked Manager managed the Golden Terror.

AUGUST 13, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Mauldin & Dorv Roche defeated Albert Mills & Babe Zaharias > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Joe Vitale > Joe Estes and Ralph Garibaldi wrestled to a draw

AUGUST 13, 1945 (MONDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – WILLIAM GRAYSON STADIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > The Bat defeated Jim Coffield > Nick Carter defeated the Bat by disqualification > Nick Carter defeated Wally Greb > Jim Coffield defeated Tommy Todd

AUGUST 13, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Roberts and Charlie Harben wrestled to a draw > Pete Managoff defeated Tom Mahoney > Al Galento and Al Massey wrestled to a draw > Jim Coffield defeated Jack Ross, Jr. > Bill Longson defeated Sky Hi Lee

AUGUST 13, 1954 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham defeated Gorgeous Gilpin > Chief Big Heart defeated Jack O’Reilly > Jack Steele & El Toro defeated Benny Matta & Red McIntyre > Argentina Rocca defeated Art Nelson / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.

AUGUST 13, 1957 (TUESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – BARN (Chic Witt – Promoter) > Don Goodwin versus the Black Monster > Gene Powell versus Jimmy Jay > Randy Boatwright & Gene Powell versus Tommy Todd & Don Goodwin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 13, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Murphy versus Guy Taylor > Johnny Walker versus Pedro Godoy > Chief Crazy Horse versus the Russian Crusher > Chief Little Eagle versus Mr. Moto / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 13, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Chris Averoff and Bob Eisenburg wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Barbara Ball defeated Janice Hull > Choo-Choo Lynn & Marco Polo defeated Bob Shipp & Red Dugan by disqualification

AUGUST 13, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated Jack Vansky > The Mongolian defeated Greg Peterson > Benny Matta defeated Corsica Jean > Bob Boyer defeated Corsica Joe > Buddy Fuller defeated Dick Dunn > Man versus Animal Match: Terrible Ted defeated Dick Dunn > Ray Gunkel & Nick Kozak versus Mario Galento & Dutch Savage ruled a no contest / Notes: The loser of the match between Buddy Fuller and Dick Dunn was to wrestle Terrible Ted, a bear who reportedly weighed 750 pounds. It was announced that Dick Steinborn and Bob Orton be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

AUGUST 13, 1966 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong versus Wildman Wehba > George Harris versus Tito Carreon > Dick Steinborn & Greg Peterson versus Butcher Vachon & the Golden Terror / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 13, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Patti Neilson > Johnny Walker defeated Guillotine Gordon > Bill Dromo defeated Tarzan Tyler / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler.

AUGUST 13, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto and Cisco Grimaldo wrestled to a draw > Dick Steinborn defeated Ken Russell > Kubla Khan & El Mongol defeated Billy Spears & Guillotine Gordon > George Scott defeated Krusher Karlson > Buddy Colt defeated Bill Dromo by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Bobo Brazil defeated Big John / Notes: It is unclear as to how the Assassins came to be recognized as Georgia Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows that On June 12, 1971, the title had been held up pending an investigation by the NWA over the outcome of a match between the Assassins and then champions Ray Gunkel & El Mongol. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Klondike Bill was the special referee for the match between Bobo Brazil and Big John. Eddie Smith and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. George Scott participated in an autograph session for fans.

AUGUST 13, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Cisco Grimaldo versus Gama Singh > Charlie Cook & the Magnificent Zulu versus Oki Shikina & the Great Fuji > Brass Knuckles Match: Angelo Poffo versus Ted Oates > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Candy* and Rock Hunter wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Royal Kangaroos* versus Assassin #2 & the Missouri Mauler ruled a no contest > Carlos Colon & El Mongol defeated Luke Graham & Ox Baker / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Luke Graham. The program we have for this card features a copy of a letter written to Ann Gunkel from Myra Hughes on behalf of the Georgia Retardation Center, showing their appreciation for making them feel welcome at the cards.

AUGUST 13, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Super A > Roger Kirby defeated Dennis Stamp > Roberto Soto & Prince Pullins and Ron & Terry Garvin wrestled to a draw > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & the Professional defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* by disqualification > Texas Death Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: It was reported that 5,200 were in attendance for this card. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

AUGUST 13, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Pak Song defeated Roberto Soto; Dusty Rhodes defeated Johnny Valiant; Jimmy Valiant defeated Bill Howard; Ted Oates defeated Wayne Cowan; Dick Slater defeated Ken Mantell; Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Tony Charles; Rhodes defeated Song; Valiant defeated Oates; Slater defeated Wrestling #2; Rhodes defeated Valiant; Slater defeated Rhodes to win tournament > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater defeated the Spoiler* to win title / Notes: The tournament was to determine a challenger for the Georgia Heavyweight Champion. Bill Howard substituted for Stan Stasiak in the match with Jimmy Valiant. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

AUGUST 13, 1977 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Randy Alls & Raul Mata > Tommy Rich defeated Gordon Nelson > Richard Blood defeated Ken Dillinger > Dick Slater defeated Don Kernodle / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. It was announced that Mr. Wrestling #2 had begun a tour of Australia and New Zealand.

AUGUST 13, 1978 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw defeated Pete Austin > The Challenger defeated Dennis Hall > Dick Slater defeated Sonny King > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated the Challenger > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich / Notes: The Challenger substituted for an injured King Kong Mosca in the match with Thunderbolt Patterson, in which Mosca was to defend the Georgia Heavyweight Title.

AUGUST 13, 1978 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Bill White > Richard Blood defeated Charlie Fulton > Jay Youngblood defeated Steve Muslin > Dick Murdoch defeated the Masked Superstar > Greg Valentine & Baron Von Raschke defeated Ricky Steamboat & Mr. Wresting #1 / Notes: Boris Malenko managed the Masked Superstar.

AUGUST 13, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Regal defeated Dennis Condrey > Big Red defeated Alexis Smirnoff > Ernie Holmes defeated Baron Von Raschke > Steve Keirn defeated Ole Anderson > Lars Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Assassins

AUGUST 13, 1982 (FRIDAY) – DAYTON, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Santana defeated Terry Gibbs > Roddy Piper defeated Brad Armstrong > Paul Orndorff defeated Don Muraco by disqualification > Tommy Rich & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification > Andre the Giant defeated the Masked Superstar > Battle Royal: Andre the Giant (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Roddy Piper managed Don Muraco.

AUGUST 13, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Arn Anderson defeated Tony Zane > Mr. Wrestling defeated Joe Lightfoot > The Road Warriors defeated Brett Wayne & Rick Rood > National Television Title Match: Ron Garvin* defeated the Iron Sheik > Pez Whatley defeated Buzz Sawyer > Larry Zbyszko defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer, the Iron Sheik, and the Road Warriors.

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.