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Sunday, August 17, 2008


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Total Nonstop Action is at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, OK, as this is being posted. Bell time was 4:00 PM. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Booker T; Beer Money, with Jacqueline, defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against the Latin American Xchange; Petey Williams versus Kaz, in what is being billed as Kaz’s final TNA match; Jay Lethal versus Sonjay Dutt; Taylor Wilde defends the TNA Women’s Title against Awesome Kong; the Rock & Rave Infection (Lance Rock & Jimmy Rave) versus the Prince Justice Brotherhood (Shark Boy & Curry Man); and Johnny Devine versus Consequences Creed.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SummerSlam PPV will be at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, tonight. Advertised: 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; Jeff Hardy versus MVP; a mixed match featuring Kofi Kingston & Mickie James versus Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix; and Shawn Michaels makes an announcement regarding his future. The live broadcast begins at 8:00 PM ET.

Ring of Honor results from the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL, on August 16: Benjamin Sailer & Nate Bush over the Ninjas; Alex Payne over Hunter Matthews; Kevin Steen over Kenny King; Jigsaw & Ruckus over Mitch Franklin & Trik Davis, Tweek & Dash Phoenix, and Mark & Jay Briscoe in a four-way; El Generico over Tyler Black; Erick Stevens over Chris Hero to retain the FIP Heavyweight Title; Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries over Nigel McGuinness & Claudio Castagnoli; Roderick Strong over Bobby Dempsey; Roderick Strong over Adam Pearce; Larry Sweeney over Roderick Strong, with assistance from Chris Hero; Brent Albright over Go Shiozaki to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title; and Jimmy Jacobs over Necro Butcher in a no disqualification match.

Click here for results and a report from Larry Goodman for NWA Anarchy’s August 16 event in Cornelia, GA.

Championsship Wrestling results for August 16 from Greenville, TN, at the Eastview Rec Building were as follows: Adam York defeated Nick Hammonds, Cody Ices defeated Larkin O'Shea, CW TV Champion, Wayne Adkins defeated Matt Scott, US Tag Team Champions, Beau James & Moe Jenkins defeated Alyx Winters & Chase Owens, Robbie Cassidy defeated The Jin, Tony Givens and Brian Logan fought to a no contest when the 501st came in and attacked Givens. CW’s next event is August 19, at the Legion Street Rec in Johnson City, TN. Ricky Morton will in action.

United States Wrestling Organization/ATL Wrestling results from Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn courtesy of Jimmie Daniel with only 23 fans in attendance. Damien Payne (w/New York Gangster) beat Tommy Capone, Travis Starr beat Little Booger (w/Charming Charles) by reverse decision when ref Mark Owen found a chain that Booger used on Starr to get the pin, Chris Norte beat Dyronic, Derrick Neal beat Tim Renesto by DQ when Justin Spade ran in and attacked Neal, White Tiger beat Kid Dynamite, Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn beat New York Gangster & Damien Payne to win the ATL Tag Team Championship when Lowe hit Payne with an international object for the pin.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Buddy Landel (47) and Cheerleader Melissa (25).

Today in Memoriam: Shane Shamrock (23, 1998) and Scotty Thompson (84, 2005).

Action Packed Wrestling will be at the APW-Chester Arena in Chester, SC, on August 22 & August 29. The doors will open at 7:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 8:00. Tickets are $10.

The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance will be at the Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, on August 23. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $7, and $5 for Children 5 and under. Students $5 with college ID. Advertised: The main event will be an over-the-top battle royal to determine the number one contender for the GIWA Heavyweight Championship.

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 17, 1930 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPILLER FIELD (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Tragos and John Spellman wrestled to a draw > Tom Marvin defeated Paul Harper

AUGUST 17, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Eddie Elzea versus Jack Higgs > Billy Lolas versus Fred Lassiter > George Romanoff versus Stanley Buresch / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 17, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Six-Round Boxing Match: Lewis Kilgore versus Battling Bell > Pat O’Brien versus Smitty Anderson > Ted Radcliffe versus Chippewa Charlie > Bill Collins versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Eddie Stecher was credited as being a referee for this card.

AUGUST 17, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Jack Knowlton – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Speedy Schaeffer > Ambrose Cole versus Young Londos > Wayne Coleman versus Buck Jones / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 17, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Sammy Miller and Tiger Long wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Young Londos defeated Honey Boy Hackney > Jack Ross defeated Bill Collins

AUGUST 17, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Cox defeated Lou Thesz > Angelo Cistoldi defeated Marshall Blackstock > Chris Zaharias defeated Joe Marsh

AUGUST 17, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ATHLETIC FIELD (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Frankie Chambers versus Bad Boy Brown > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Al Olsen > Charlie Keene versus the Skull (2) / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. As a result of a reported National Wrestling Association ruling, both Jack McAdams and the Skull were claiming to be the Southern Light Heavyweight Champion.

AUGUST 17, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dan O’Connor and Rudy Strongberg wrestled to a draw > Dick Shikat and Dick Lever wrestled to a draw > Al Massey defeated Jack Dillon > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated Barto Hill / Notes: Bill Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

AUGUST 17, 1950 (THURSDAY) – DECATUR, GA – DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Bloomfield versus Gorgeous Gilpin > Benny Becker versus Red Dugan > Pat O’Hara versus Karl Kowalski > Al Massey versus Danny Dusek / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 17, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gorgeous Gilpin versus Chief Chewacki > Danny Dusek versus Red McIntyre > Johnny Valentine & Jackie Fargo versus Tarzan Hewitt & Wild Man Zimm / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 17, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gossett and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Tom Drake and Billy Blassie wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Rip Hawk > World Tag Team Title Match: Don & Red McIntyre defeated Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson* to win title / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Red McIntyre on November 25, 1955, in Atlanta. Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since July 26, 1956.

AUGUST 17, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Nicoli Volkoff wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Dick Steinborn defeated the Mighty Yankee by disqualification > Boris & Nicoli Volkoff defeated George Drake & Bill Dromo

AUGUST 17, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Murphy defeated Guy Taylor > Johnny Walker defeated Bulldog Lawley > Chief Little Eagle & Chief Crazy Horse defeated Pedro Godoy & the Russian Crusher > Ray Gunkel defeated Mr. Moto by disqualification

AUGUST 17, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Fuller defeated Chico Cortez > Charlie Carr & Paul DeGaulle defeated the Scufflin’ Hillbillies by disqualification > Joe Scarpa defeated George Harris

AUGUST 17, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Jack Vansky > Bob Boyer defeated Corsica Jean > Nick Kozak defeated the Mongolian > Mario Galento versus Wildman Phillips ruled a no contest / Notes: Billy Hines was the special referee for the match between Mario Galento and Wildman Phillips.

AUGUST 17, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan Tyler defeated Motoshi Okuma > The Professional defeated Shinya Kojika > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Joe Turco & Oki Shikina / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler.

AUGUST 17, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Salvadore Lothario defeated Krusher Karlson at 6:21 > Guillotine Gordon defeated Ken Russell at 0:20 > Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Derrell Cochran & George Scott > Bill Dromo defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* and Bob Armstrong wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: 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. Leon Ogle was credited as being a referee for this card.

AUGUST 17, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Vachon defeated Derrell Cochran > Taro Kobayoshi & Akai Yoshihara defeated Jerry Oates & Tom Jones > Handicap Match: Ricky Gibson versus Billy Spears & Winston > Buddy Colt versus Rufus R. Jones > Indian Strap Match: Bob Armstrong versus Bobby Duncum > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Super Infernos* versus Tim Woods & Bob Orton, Jr. > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bill Watts* by disqualification / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

AUGUST 17, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated El Gaucho > Bill Dromo and Terry Garvin wrestled to a draw > Mike McCord defeated Dennis Stamp > Steve Keirn defeated Ron Garvin > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson > Jack Brisco defeated Roger Kirby / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

AUGUST 17, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles and Ricky Steamboat wrestled to a draw > Jim Lancaster defeated Jan Nelson > Handicap Match: Jos LeDuc defeated Wayne Cowan & Mitsu Hata > Ted Oates & Roberto Soto defeated Dick Slater & Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Claw versus Claw Match: Pak Song defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Rock Hunter, manager of Pak Song, was handcuffed to Ted Oates during the match between Song and the Spoiler.

AUGUST 17, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill White versus Steven Little Bear > Tommy Rich versus Randy Savage > Midget Match: Willie Wilson versus Lord Littlebrook > Jacques Goulet versus Roberto Soto > Dino Bravo versus Pak Song > Dick Slater, Ole & Gene Anderson versus Tony Atlas, Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

AUGUST 17, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Thunderbolt Patterson versus King Kong Mosca > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rick Martel, Steve Regal, Mr. Saito, and Rick McGraw were also advertised.

AUGUST 17, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Tony Atlas defeated Bob Armstrong, Killer Karl Kox, Jerry Brisco, Crusher Blackwell, Jerry Stubbs, Doug Somers, Mr. Wrestling #1, Ernie Ladd, Austin Idol, Jonathan Boyd, Tommy Rich, Bill Howard, Haystacks Calhoun, Ray Candy, and Carl Fergie > Double Bunkhouse Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes > Georgia Heavyweight Title Hangman’s Match: Wahoo McDaniel defeated the Masked Superstar > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Tony Atlas / Notes: The battle royal was to determine the challenger for the NWA World Heavyweight Champion. It was believed Wahoo McDaniel had defeated the Masked Superstar, but once the Hangman’s masks were removed, it was discovered Tommy Rich had been standing in for McDaniel and the title was held up. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.

AUGUST 17, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Rick Ferrara > George Wells defeated Professor Sonoda > Kevin Von Erich & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mike Sharpe & Bryan St. John > Steve O defeated the Masked Superstar > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Jimmy Snuka > Lights Out Match: Terry Gordy defeated Ted DiBiase

AUGUST 17, 1984 (FRIDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Steve Travis and the Italian Stallion wrestled to a draw > Jerry Oates & Tim Horner defeated Steve Brinson & the Big O > 666 defeated Dale Veasey > Brad Armstrong defeated Bob Roop by disqualification > Ron Garvin versus Crusher Blackwell ruled a no contest > Ron Garvin defeated Ted DiBiase

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.