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Tuesday, August 19, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the I Wireless Center in Moline, IL, tonight. A SummerSlam rematch between ECW Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry and Jeff Hardy for the title is on the slate.

The main event for WWE’s Unforgiven PPV, taking place on September 7 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH, will be CM Punk defending the WWE Heavyweight Title in a twenty-minute time limit five-man scramble including John Cena, JBL, Batista, and Kane.

WWE’s Cyber Series PPV event will be held at the US Airways Arena in Phoenix, AZ, on October 26. The previously announced November 30 event to take place in Columbus, GA, has been cancelled.

The National Wrestling Alliance will be presenting an event at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, TX, on August 24. Advertised: Brent Albright defends the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Trevor Murdoch. Also advertised are Sid Vicious, Blue Demon, Jr., Sean Waltman, Adam Pearce, Rob Conway, Don Juan, Cassandro the Exotic One, and Los Luchas. Bell time is 3:00 PM.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Lillian Garcia (35) and Damien (24).

Today in Memoriam: Jim Londos (78, 1975), Ann Laverne (77, 1999), and Kunimatsu Matsunaga (63, 2005).

Outlaw Championship Wrestling’s August 16, results from Moulton, AL: Jay Blade defeats Mr. Pro. Brolly defeats Alex Jordan by DQ. In a 2 out of 3 falls match, Michael J Plezing defeats Dusty McWilliams. Ryder defeats Jay Blade. Brolly & Wanted Dead or Alive vs Southern Wrecking Crew & Jay Blade ended in a no contest.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling for August 22 in Columbus, GA, at the Event Center has the following advertised matches: PTPW Heavyweight Champion Colt Derringer defends his title vs. Elix Skipper. In the finals of the PTPW Tag Team Championship, Southside Trash takes on Thomas Britain & Simon Sermon. Jake Slater vs. Preston Paradise. J.T. Talent vs. Dustin Powers. Chris Stevens vs. Deathrow. Rob Adonis vs. Chick Donovan. Doors open at 6:30pm and the bell rings around 8 pm.

Hooters of Hiram presents professional wrestling on August 23. Talent advertised to appear includes Carmon Valentine, Jess Wade, Pretty Boy Floyd, Damon Taz, Kenny Dees, Lamar Phillips, Murder One, Kid Ego, Mark Pain, Ken Timbs, Jr., Billy Love, and Awesome T. C. Free admission. Bell time is 8:00 pm. For more information call 770-871-0988 or 770-943-8896.

The All-Star Wrestling Network presents Redemption to take place on August 23 at the AWN Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA. In a triple threat match for the AWN Heavyweight championship, it will be champion Sam Slaughter vs. Shawn Hunter vs. Danny Horne. Leon McMichaels vs. "The Marvelous One" Michael Stevens in a street fight. For the AWN tag championships, champions "Dark Rebel" Jerry Thompson & Ash defends vs. "The Golden Boy" Chic Donovan & Paul Warfield. Heritage title match, champion "The Almighty" Brokishi defends vs. Pit Bull. Mike Kross vs. Iron Will. More matches to be added. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is 8:00. For more information call (478)397-5734.

Here's the updated advertised lineup for Great Championship Wrestling’s Fred Ward Memorial on September 4 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex. Bull Rope Match for the GCW Heavyweight Championship: Cru Jones (c) vs. Bull Buchanan. All or Nothing match: Micah Taylor & Diane Hewes vs. Johnny Swinger & Quentin Michaels. If Micah & Hewes win, Tracy goes back with Micah, and if Swinger & Michaels win, Micah becomes Swinger's slave. Tables, Ladders & Chairs match: David Young vs. Sonny Siaki. First Blood match for the GCW Interstate Championship: J-Rod (c) vs. Shaun Banks. "Fans Vote the Stipulation" match for the GCW Tag Team Championship: The Merchants of Death (Murder One & Orion Bishop with Wicked Nemesis) defend the titles. Scotty Beach vs. Zero Tolerance. If Beach wins, he gets 5 minutes in the ring with Princeton Gainey III.

World Wrestling Network presents: The 2008 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup. Night One is on September 26 at The New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center on 8330 Civic Drive in Port Richey, FL, and Night Two is on September 27 at the National Guard Armory on 16386 Springhill Drive in Brooksville, FL. Two Night VIP Package (Limited Availability) - $50. Includes: Ringside Admission, Two Night VIP Meet & Greet & A Limited Addition 2008 JPC Poster. Two Night General Admission - Adults $25 and Kids 13 and under $15. Single Night Ringside $20. Single Night General Admission: Adults $15 and Kids 13 and under $10. To purchase tickets or to make donations go to http://jpc2008.com. The first participants have been announced: Gran Akuma (Chikara Pro), Jigsaw (Ring of Honor), Chris Jones (Pro Wrestling Fusion), and Chris Gray (Former WWE Developmental).

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 19, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cliff Thiede and Marshall Blackstock wrestled to a draw > Bill Lee defeated Frank Brown by countout > Orville Brown defeated Rudy LaDitzi

AUGUST 19, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Jack LaRue defeated Don Cortez > Yusef Hussane defeated Billy McEwen (2-1)

AUGUST 19, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Horace Coulter versus Baron Von Hoffman > Jack Layden versus Mike Cassidy > Ted Bell versus Bill Jeffries / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 19, 1948 (THURSDAY) – DALTON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Women’s Match: Violet Viann defeated Mae Young > Bill Steddum defeated Bill Collins > Tommy Ward defeated Chico Cortez / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

AUGUST 19, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Lever and Carlos Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Lou Newman defeated Red McIntyre > Tom Mahoney defeated Ben Morgan > Johnny Long defeated the Black Menace > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Al Galento / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Tom Mahoney on August 5, 1949, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 19, 1954 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal featuring Chief Big Heart, Jack Steele, El Toro, Benny Matta, Jack Dillon, Red McIntyre, Wild Man Zimm, and Jack O'Reilly / Notes: The battle royal, with a reported purse of $250, was to determine the matches for the card. Roy Mitchell was credited as being a referee on this card. The program we have for this card mentions that a new “electric cooling system” has been added to the arena. It was announced that Freddie Blassie would be returning to Columbus in October 1954.

AUGUST 19, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andre Drapp and Tokyo Joe wrestled to a draw > Danny O’Shocker defeated Eddie Gossett > Dizzy Davis defeated Roy Shire > Freddie Blassie defeated Wild Red Berry / Notes: Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

AUGUST 19, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Freddie Blassie defeated Oni Wiki Wiki; Bill Melby defeated Bronko Lubich; Fritz Von Brawner defeated Nelson Royal; Melby defeated Blassie; Von Brawner defeated Bibber McCoy; Melby defeated Von Brawner to win tournament / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the tournament.

AUGUST 19, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Boris & Nicoli Volkoff defeated Dick Steinborn & George Drake > Johnny Weaver defeated Tony Neopolitan > Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre versus Gorgeous George & the Mighty Yankee ruled a no contest / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

AUGUST 19, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Matt Jewell defeated Bulldog Clark > Tarzan Tyler versus Bill Dromo ruled a no contest > Saul Weingeroff, Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa, Gypsy Joe & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.

AUGUST 19, 1965 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez versus Wildman Phillips > Corsica Joe versus Chief Little Eagle > Mario Galento versus Buddy Fuller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

AUGUST 19, 1965 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James versus Pepe Gomez > Women’s Match: Terry Majors versus Bette Boucher > Bob Boyer versus the Mongolian > Nick Kozak versus Dutch Savage / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 19, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Kenny Mack > The Red Raider defeated Chief Crazy Horse > Ray Gunkel defeated Wildman Wehba > Dick Steinborn & Mario Galento defeated George Harris & the Golden Terror > Buddy Fuller defeated Butcher Vachon > Title versus Title Losers Leave Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Infernos / Notes: Enrique & Alberto Torres retained the Southern Tag Team Title and won the World Tag Team Title in their match with the Infernos. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. The Infernos had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since July 1, 1966. The Torres’ had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Medics in a tournament final on May 6, 1966, in Atlanta. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee on this card. The program for this card features a nice tribute mentioning the death of Strangler Lewis. It was announced that Roger Kirby and Chico Cortez would be wrestling on the card on August 26, 1966.

AUGUST 19, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol defeated Mr. Wrestling / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

AUGUST 19, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Kathy Branch defeated Belle Starr > Ron Fuller and Corsica Jean wrestled to a draw > Robert Fuller defeated Gorilla Marconi > Roberto & Cyclone Soto and the Super Assassins wrestled to a draw / Notes: The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins.

AUGUST 19, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Argentina Apollo defeated Dick Shannon > The Assassins defeated Nick Russo & the Avenger > Dick Steinborn defeated Wayne Cowan / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

AUGUST 19, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Jones versus Big Mac > Midget World Title Match: Little Tokyo* versus Little Bobo > Steve Keirn versus Harley Race > Buddy Colt versus Prince Pullins > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 19, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Steve Kyle > Ron Garvin & Bill Malone defeated Bearcat & Bobcat Brown > Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Bobo Brazil defeated Toru Tanaka > Escape Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater / Notes: There was no referee for the match between Dick Slater and Mr. Wrestling #2, which was in a cage. At the seven-minute mark, the cage was to open and the first man out was to be declared the winner. Gary Hart managed Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

AUGUST 19, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Roger Smith > Midget Match: Willie Wilson defeated Lord Littlebrook > Steven Little Bear defeated Bill White > Tommy Rich defeated Randy Savage > Tony Atlas & Dino Bravo defeated Jacques Goulet & Pak Song > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Dusty Rhodes & Thunderbolt Patterson ruled a no contest / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Jacques Goulet and Pak Song.

AUGUST 19, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw defeated Ken Dillinger > Ernie Ladd defeated Bill Irwin > Stan Hansen defeated Pete Austin > The French Angel defeated Steve Regal > Tape: Billy Graham versus Bobby Schaefer > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Len Denton & Hartford Love > Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Pete Austin & Mr. Saito > The Assassin defeated Bill Irwin > Dick Slater defeated Ken Dillinger > Ivan Koloff defeated Roger Howell > Tape: Frank Monte versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Sonny King defeated Dennis Hall / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. The taped match between Billy Graham and Bobby Schaefer was from the WWWF. The taped match between Frank Monte and Mr. Wrestling #1 was from the Mid-Atlantic.

AUGUST 19, 1984 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Jerry Oates defeated Dale Veasey > Steve Travis and the Italian Stallion wrestled to a draw > Tim Horner defeated 666 > Brad Armstrong defeated the Spoiler > Ole Anderson & Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop & Ted DiBiase by disqualification > Nick Patrick and Bob Roop wrestled to a draw

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.