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Saturday, August 16, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment will be at the Athletics-Recreation Center in Valparaiso, IN, for a tri-branded show tonight. We have seen no lineup yet, but the WWE website is advertising Triple H, John Cena, CM Punk, the Great Khali, JBL, Edge, Batista, Jeff Hardy, Kane, Shelton Benjamin, and MVP. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWE results from the Metro Centre in Rockford, IL, on August 15: Evan Bourne over Chavo Guerrero; Mickie James & Kelly Kelly over Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea; Shelton Benjamin over Jimmy Wang Yang to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Cryme Tyme to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; the Big Show over Carlito; Mark Henry, with Tony Atlas, over FInlay, with Hornswoggle, to retain the ECW Heavyweight Title; Batista over Kane n a no disqualification match; and John Cena, CM Punk & Triple H over William Regal, JBL & the Great Khali.

Total Nonstop Action will be at the Great Plains Coliseum in Lawton, OK, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Booker T; Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode), with Jacqueline, defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against the Latin American Xchange (Hernandez & Homicide); Petey Williams defends the TNA X Division Title against Kaz; Jay Lethal versus Sonjay Dutt; Taylor Wilde defends the TNA Women’s Title against Awesome Kong; the Rock & Rave Infection (Jimmy Rave & Lance Rock) versus the Prince Justice Brotherhood (Shark Boy & Curry Man); Johnny Devine versus Consequences Creed. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

TNA has announced the following events: September 29 in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios for iMPACT tapings; September 30 in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios for iMPACT tapings; October 3 in Lowell, MA, at the Tsongas Arena; October 4 in Glens Falls, NY, at the Glens Falls Civic Center; and October 5 in Plattsburg, NY, at the Crete Civic Center.

Ring of Honor will be at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL, tonight. 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; a tag team scramble featuring Ruckus & Jigsaw, Pelle Primeau & Delirious, Tweek & Dash Phoenix, and Mark & Jay Briscoe; and Kevin Steen versus Kenny King. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

ROH results from Gray’s Armory in Cleveland, OH, on August 15: Shane Hollister & Mitch Franklin over the Ninjas; Johnny Gargano over Sami Callihan; Alex Payne & Crank over Benjamin Sailer & Nate Bash; Kevin Steen over Jigsaw; Delirious over Rhett Titus; Bryan Danielson over Kenny King; Sara Del Rey over Sassy Steffy; Adam Pearce over Ruckus; Austin Aries over Tyler Black; Mark & Jay Briscoe over Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious; Erick Stevens over Claudio Castagnoli by disqualification to retain the FIP Heavyweight Title; Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki over Brent Albright & Roderick Strong; and Nigel McGuinness over El Generico to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Title.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, tonight for an international television taping with the following advertised matches: Devil's Rejects (Iceberg & Azrael & Shaun Tempers with The Reverend) vs. Sal Rinauro & Ace Rockwell & Shadow Jackson, Young Lion's Match: Slim J vs. Chip Day, NWA Anarchy TV Title Match: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Brodie Chase, Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) vs. NWA Elite (Shatter & Kimo with Jeff G. Bailey), Jeremy Vain (with Mr. Adonis) vs. Hayden Young, Talent & Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III) vs. New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver). Bell time is 8pm.

Southern Classic Wrestling will be at Big Dog Billiards in Sandersville, GA, tonight. 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.

Down South Hardcore Wrestling returns to Darien, Georgia at Sam's Memorial Multiplex on 230 Blount Crossing Road tonight. Bell time is at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. 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.

The New Frontier Wrestling Association will present “Total Chaos” at The National Guard Armory in Franklin, NC on August 16. Belltime 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Ages 6 and under free. Half price senior citizen discount. Advertised: NFWA Heavyweight Champion Brokishi against. NFWA United States Champion Dirty in a “Winner Takes All” title vs title match. The Saturday Nigh Sensation (Matt Sells & Ryan Michales) w/ Nigel Sherrod challenge The Heavenly Bodies (K.C. Thunder & EddieGolden) w/Dawn Renae for the NFWA Tag Team Belts. Billy Barr takes on The Bounty Hunter in a “Franklin Street Fight.” Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain w/Stoney Hooker & Sebastian St. Clair battle The Coalition (Chris Damian & Adam Logan). Jamar Acid goes one on one against Randy Wayne. ECW original Chris Hamrick takes on Backdraft w/ Diamond Studd. Anthony Henry goes against El Angel Vengador. Scifi & Cornbread battle Danny Diesel & White Lightning.

The Empire Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Elkin, NC, tonight. 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.

Tonight, Federation X Entertainment presents “Crush Live” at the National Guard Armory in Orlando, FL, at 8:00 PM. Advertised: Mike Cruz, JP Ice, Ricky Vegas, Da Biff, and Simon Sez. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (407) 816-1045.

The Allied Independent Wrestling Federations will be at Veterans Park in Mount Airy, NC, tonight. The doors will open at 7:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 8:00.

Tonight, the Independent Circuit Wrestling Federation presents “Beer Bash 2008,” to take place at Chiq's Bar in Saint Petersburg, FL. This show is for adults only, as you must be 18 years old to enter. Advertised: Valek, Ms. TNT, Danny Darling, Pretty Fly, Mark Zout, "Fabulous" Frankie Fontaine, Fetish, and the Easy Street Elite. For more information, call (727) 546-7274.

Today in Memoriam: Leo Pardello (72, 1939), Pat O’Connor (65, 1990), Plum Mariko (29, 1997), and Dewey Robertson (68, 2007).

Great Championship Wrestling results for August 14 at the GR8 SK8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, with a reported attendance of approximately 175. GCW Interstate Champion J-Rod pinned Mike Stratus (with Princeton Gainey III). Kareem Abdul Jamar (with That 80's Guy John Bogie) beat Zero Tolerance by disqualification when Princeton Gainey III interfered. Johnny Swinger beat David Young by forfeit. GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones pinned Tex Monroe. The Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One with Wicked Nemesis) beat Bull Buchanan & Scotty Beach to win the GCW Tag Team Championship. Micah Taylor (with Diane Hewes) beat Johnny Swinger (with Quentin Michaels & Tracy Taylor) & Sonny Siaki in a handicap match.

Quentin Michaels stated that he booked David Young's flight incorrectly, causing Swinger to win by forfeit. Michaels made Siaki-Taylor a handicap match, and also made Taylor's match at the Fred Ward Memorial a handicap match by naming himself as Swinger's partner. Diane Hewes then came out and said Micah could pick any partner except Tracy, so Micah picked Diane Hewes. Cru Jones and Bull Buchanan interfered in each other's matches. Orion Bishop pulled a fan out of the audience when he heckled Nemesis and gored him in the ring. Hewes and Michaels had an altercation after the show where additional stipulations were made for the Ward Memorial. The footage will be shown on their website.

Supercade Wrestling results from August 14 at the National Guard Armory in Wellford, SC, courtesy of Brett Wolverton. Jesse Blood defeated Dusty Money. Kronik defeated Bud Tugley. Mickie Richards defeated Ken Magnum & David J. Donovan in a triple threat match. No Limits John Skyler defeated The Dragon Michael Adonis by DQ. Supercade Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Nick Fury defeated Steven Vaughn. Krypto defeated Dylan Dollar to retain the Supercade Wrestling Hardcore title. Hardcore Johnny Danger and Squeaks Da Clown wrestled to a double DQ. “So Pretty” Vinnie Valentine defeated Twinkle Toes in a four corners match also involving A.J. Frost and Jamie Lee to retain the United States Championship. Matt Burnz defeated Bobby Diamond.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling has announced that they have signed Jerry "The King" Lawler for their September 12 show in Columbus, GA. Lawler will be appearing in the main event that night versus the PTPW Champion, as well as doing personal appearances in Columbus during the day.

Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian, who on Thursday threw down his bronze medal and walked out on the ceremony in heel-like fashion, has now been stripped by the International Olympic Committee for his actions. Abrahamian was upset over a disputed penalty call that occurred during his semi-final match against Italy’s Andrea Minguzzi, who ultimately took the gold medal in the Greco-Roman 84 KG division. Abrahamian also lost in the semi-final round under a similar call in the 2004 games.

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 16, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Clinstock defeated George Hill (2-0) > George Tragos defeated Roy Lumpkin

AUGUST 16, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > John Mauldin versus Bill Collins > Charlie Norman versus Chippewa Charlie > Ted Radcliffe versus Turk Powell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 16, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Wolfe versus Red Dugan > Joe Dillman versus Young Londos > Jack Ross versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 16, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Layden versus Doc Poole > Ted Bell versus Baron Von Hoffman > Bill Jeffries versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 16, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney defeated Don Lee > Women’s Match: Ann Laverne defeated Celia Blevins > Bibber McCoy defeated Jack LaRue > Jim Coffield & Jack Hader defeated Joe Marsh & Al Massey

AUGUST 16, 1951 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ben Morgan and Maurice Roberre wrestled to a draw > Farmer Jones defeated Finis Hall > Al Massey defeated Art Nelson

AUGUST 16, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Boatwright versus Wild Man Zimm > Jack Dillon versus Red McIntyre > Don McIntyre versus El Toro > Jerry Graham versus Chief Big Heart / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 16, 1954 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele versus Tex Riley > Benny Matta versus Jack O’Reilly / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 16, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > The Zebra Kid defeated Bibber McCoy > Billy Blassie defeated Al Moreno > World Tag Team Title Match: Don & Red McIntyre defeated Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson* by disqualification / Notes: Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since July 26, 1956.

AUGUST 16, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Verne Gagne defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification

AUGUST 16, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Morgan defeated Johnny King at 28:00 > Farmer Powell defeated Jack Dillon at 15:00 > Battle Royal featuring Derrell Cochran, Jack Dillon, Johnny King, Frank Morgan, Marco Polo, Farmer Powell, Johnny Reid, and Ivan Zukoff > Marco Polo and Ivan Zukoff wrestled to a draw / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

AUGUST 16, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Kopa defeated Carlos Mendoza > Lenny Montana defeated Mike Paidousis > Gypsy Joe defeated Tim Geohagen > Tarzan Tyler defeated Bill Dromo > Saul Weingeroff, Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Ray Gunkel, Joe Scarpa & Don McIntyre / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. Weingeroff reportedly struck McIntyre with a blackjack, causing him to require six stitches to the back of his head to close the wound. It was announced that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

AUGUST 16, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Wildman Wehba > Dick Steinborn defeated John Gudiski > World Tag Team Title Match: the Infernos* versus Choo-Choo Lynn & Chief Crazy Horse / Notes: Choo-Choo Lynn & Chief Crazy Horse and the Infernos were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. The Infernos had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since July 1, 1966.

AUGUST 16, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Guillotine Gordon defeated Silento Rodriguez > Women’s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Patti Neilson > Johnny Walker & Bill Dromo defeated the Rising Suns > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Butcher Vachon & Oki Shikina > Dick Steinborn and the Professional wrestled to a draw > World Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller* defeated Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard. Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon on January 19, 1968, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 16, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco defeated Bob Armstrong > Mr. Ito and the Professional wrestled to a draw > Joe Scarpa defeated Assassin #1 / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

AUGUST 16, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron & Terry Garvin and Steve Keirn & Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Jerry Oates defeated Jimmy Garvin > Tom Jones defeated Doug Somers > Don Muraco & Prince Pullins defeated Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt > Mask versus Mask: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Super A > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Harley Race & Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

AUGUST 16, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Griffin defeated George McCreery at 13:00 > Sonny King defeated Mr. Fuji > Jerry Brisco and Bob Backlund wrestled to a draw > Rick Martel & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed Mr. Fuji, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr. Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.

AUGUST 16, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates defeated Jim Lancaster > Bill Howard defeated Wayne Cowan > Loser of Fall Leaves Match: Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Ken Mantell & Dean Ho > Jos LeDuc defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Pak Song defeated the Spoiler / Notes: In the match between Jimmy & Johnny Valiant and Ken Mantell & Dean Ho, Mantell was pinned and had to leave. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

AUGUST 16, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Jerry Stubbs at 11:00 > Steven Little Bear defeated the Avenger at 13:00 > Bill White and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jacques Goulet & Pak Song > Georgia Heavyweight Title versus $2,500 Match: Dino Bravo defeated Dick Slater* by disqualification / Notes: Tommy Rich was billed as a mystery partner to Mr. Wrestling #2 for the match with Jacques Goulet & Pak Song. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

AUGUST 16, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy versus the Masked Superstar > Tommy Rich versus Ivan Koloff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed the Masked Superstar.

AUGUST 16, 1982 (MONDAY) – GAINESVILLE, FL (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tito Santana defeated Chick Donovan > Paul Orndorff defeated Buzz Sawyer > Don Muraco defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > The Freebirds defeated the Wild Samoans > Tommy Rich & Andre the Giant defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen > Battle Royal: Andre the Giant (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Sonny King managed the Wild Samoans.

AUGUST 16, 1986 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Jim Crockett – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > The Warlord defeated the Barbarian by disqualification > Manny Fernandez defeated Teijo Khan > Bill Dundee defeated Sam Houston > Buddy Landell defeated Todd Champion > Jimmy Valiant defeated Paul Jones > Paul Ellering & the Road Warriors defeated Tully Blanchard, Ole & Arn Anderson > Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 2,800 were in attendance for this card.

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.