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Friday, August 22, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT, tonight. Advertised: CM Punk defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho. Also advertised are Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Mickie James, and Kelly Kelly. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale tomorrow: October 6 in Seattle, WA, at the Key Arena; October 16 in Arecibo, PR, at the Coliseo Petaca Iguna; October 17 in Ponce, PR, at the Auditorio Pachin Vicens; October 18 in San Juan, PR, at the Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot; and October 26 for the Cyber Series PPV event at the US Airways Arena in Phoenix, AZ.

Total Nonstop Action will be at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, KS, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Abyss; A.J. Styles versus Sheik Abdul Bashir; Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm & Robert Roode), with Jacqueline, defend the TNA World Tag Team Title against the Latin American Xchange; Taylor Wilde defends the TNA Women’s Title against Awesome Kong; Matt Morgan versus Kip James; Eric Young & Rhino versus the Rock n’ Rave Infection (Jimmy Rave & Lance Rock); and Jay Lethal versus Sonjay Dutt. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

TNA has announced an event at the RiverCenter in Davenport, IA, on October 10. Tickets go on sale on August 29.

TNA has also added more dates for tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, as follows: October 14, October 27-28, November 10-11, and November 24-25.

Ring of Honor will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Coral Springs, FL, on October 10. Advertised: for “Survival of the Fittest 2008,” six singles matches will lead to an elimination match to determine the fittest, including Tyler Black, Erick Stevens, Kevin Steen, El Generico, and Jerry Lynn.

ROH has announced that the head injury Pelle Primeau suffered at the Chicago Ridge, IL, event has ended his career.

Also, look for Naomichi Marufuji to receive a shot at the ROH World Heavyweight Title soon.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling in Columbus, GA, tonight 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, JT Talent vs. Dustin Powers, Chris Stevens vs. Deathrow, and Rob Adonis vs. Chic Donovan. Doors open at 6:30pm and the bell rings around 8 pm.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling is returning to Bremen, GA, at the Recreation Center tonight. Advertised: Rob Adonis defends the SECW Heavyweight Title against Bull Buchanan; Frankie Valentine & Josh Storm versus Kyle Matthews & the Nightmare; Brian Alexander versus Bulldog Raines; Adrian Hawkins versus Sal Rinauro; Lamar Phillips versus Chip Day; Dustin Powers & Billy Knight versus Thunder & Lightning (Chris Lightning & Chris Ganz). Bell time is 7:15 PM.

Gimmicks Only Underground Grappling Entertainment will be at Vintage 21 in Raleigh, NC, tonight. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Bell time 8:00 PM. Advertised: Leroy Greene takes on Captain Black Sparrow. Eskimo Joe battles Charlie Dreamer. Wallabee Joe goes head to head against Vinnie Damooche, plus a special three-way tag team match featuring Cowboy Willie Watts & Blackjack Billy Watts, Seymour Snott & Otto Schwanz, The Trailer Park Model & Frankie Fontaine, and the Krazy Killer Klowns.

Ultimate Championship Wrestling will be at the Amory tonight in Dade City, FL, at 7:00 PM. Advertised: Steve Madison defends the UCW Heavyweight title, and East Street Elite w/Fetish faces the Heartbreak Xpress.

The Universal Wrestling Council will be at Wilson County Fairgrounds in Wilson, NC, tonight. The doors will open at 6:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:00. Tickets are $7. Advertised: UWC Heavyweight Champion Kid Cas against Leroy Greene plus Overdrive vs. The Enterprise.

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

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Paul Ellering (55) and Stevie Ray (50).

Today in Memoriam: Toru Tanaka (70, 2000) and Frank Butcher (84, 2007).

Services for Sonny Fargo, who died on August 20 at the age of 80 at his home in China Grove, NC, have been announced. Visitation at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove on August 23 from 7-9:00 PM. Funeral services will begin at Landis Baptist Church in Landis, NC, on August 24 at 3:00 PM, followed by interment at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Slam! Wrestling’s Fred Johns has posted a story on the annual Harley Race/Pro Wrestling NOAH camp, being held next month. Click here for the article.

Great Championship Wrestling results for August 21 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex with a reported attendance of approximately 200: GCW Tag Team Champions The Merchants of Death (with Wicked Nemesis) defeated GCW Interstate Champion J-Rod & Tex Monroe. Sonny Siaki pinned Scotty Beach. "That 80's Guy" John Bogie & Kareem Abdul Jamar defeated Mike Stratus & Princeton Gainey III. Cru Jones & GCW Tag Team Champions The Merchants of Death (both subbing for Shaun Banks) defeated Bull Buchanan & Micah Taylor. Tracy Taylor (with Micah Taylor) pinned Johnny Swinger (with Quentin Michaels). Cru Jones attacked Micah Taylor before the main event and handcuffed him to the bottom rope during the match, but Micah distracted Swinger allowing Tracy to get the win. After the match, Swinger hit a piledriver on Tracy before Micah was able to free himself and run Swinger off.

GCW has severed ties with David Young. He had been one of the company's top stars dating back to 2004 when Young and Sonny Siaki became the first GCW Tag Team Champions. Young held the tag titles on four different occasions with four different partners. Young was also a two-time GCW Heavyweight Champion. The company officially wished Young the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Young said the termination of his relationship with GCW stemmed from his being taken off last night's show as he was driving to the building. Young stated that he called Johnny Swinger at 5pm en route from a Wednesday night booking in Corbin, KY, to inform GCW that he was going to be late. GCW talent is expected to be at the building by 6pm for a 7:30 bell time. He was scheduled to do a run in, which was to take place in the second match. Young said he then texted at 7pm stating he was getting onto 185. He got a call back from Swinger informing him that Quentin Michaels had taken him off the show. Young responded that he was done with the company and therefore, would not be doing the Tables, Ladders and Chairs at the Fred Ward Memorial on September 4.

Negotiations to reconcile the dispute were unsuccessful. Young offered to do the TLC match this coming Thursday as his blowoff, if he was also paid for the booking last night. GCW declined that offer. “There’s no hard feelings. It’s just bad business. Business is business,” said Young. "I love Diane (Hewes) to death. I hope to do something with GCW in the future. I just can't do business like that.”

There will be a free wrestling event for the Bartow County Relay for Life at Dellinger Park in Cartersville, GA, on September 5. Matches will begin at 7:45 PM. Advertised: Scott Prater versus the Nightmare; Chris Emerson versus Seth Cruise; Terry Lawler & Air Paris versus John Arden & Mark Pain; a three-way featuring Chris Lightning, Lamar Phillips, and Chris Ganz; and battle royal action. Call (678) 767-3822 for more information. You are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Ultimate Christian Wrestling returns from hiatus at the Pike County Assembly of God in Zebulon, GA, on October 25 with a 7:00pm bell time. Admission is free. Advertised on the card will be Colt Derringer vs. Sal Rinauro for the UCW Heavyweight Championship, Kyle Matthews Defends the UCW National Championship against J.T. Talent, Jeremy Vain & Adrian Hawkins defend the UCW Tag Team Championship against Dustin Powers & Josh Storm, Frankie Valentine faces Rob Adonis. There will be also be an Ultimate Rumble.

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 22, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BUCKHEAD ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Bob Anderson versus Red Dugan ruled a no contest / Notes: The match between Bob Anderson and Red Dugan ended when Anderson tossed both Dugan and the referee out of the ring, nearly starting a riot. Police had to restore order.

AUGUST 22, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Jack McAdams versus John Dameron > Eddie Wagner versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also another match, but no details were provided following the card.

AUGUST 22, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Crussell and Hugh Winn wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Dick Daviscourt defeated Ivan Vakturoff > Jim McMillen defeated Frank Speer (2-1)

AUGUST 22, 1935 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones – Promoter) > Leon Fuller versus Bob Anderson > John Mauldin versus Young Americus > Joe Wolfe versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 22, 1939 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ATHLETIC FIELD (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Sexton defeated Gabe Zeller > Dorv Roche and Heinie Olson wrestled to a draw > Harry Kent defeated Chief Saunooke

AUGUST 22, 1947 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney versus Joe Corbett > Ralph Garibaldi versus Jack O’Brien > Don McIntyre & Nick Carter versus Al Galento & Babe Zaharias > Ray Villmer versus Chief Chewacki / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 22, 1949 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PEACH BOWL SPEEDWAY (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward versus Joe Harben > Jack Bloomfield versus Nature Boy Harris > Gorgeous Gilpin versus Honey Boy Hannigan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 22, 1949 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Newman defeated Charlie Harben > Dick Lever defeated Carlos Rodriguez (2-1) > Johnny Long defeated the Black Menace (2-1)

AUGUST 22, 1952 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Ella Waldek defeated Cora Combs > Muscles defeated Al Massey > Art Nelson versus the Brain / Notes: Art Nelson and the Brain were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

AUGUST 22, 1955 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Toro defeated Farmer Jones > Danny O’Shocker defeated Wild Red Berry

AUGUST 22, 1957 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Stinson versus Red Dugan > Bibber McCoy versus Bronko Lubich > Freddie Blassie versus Bill Melby / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 22, 1958 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Willis defeated Jack Dillon > Frank Townsend defeated Bronko Lubich > Angelo Poffo defeated Ronnie Etchison > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Ray Gunkel wrestled to a draw / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on August 8, 1958, in Atlanta. Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

AUGUST 22, 1960 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Boris & Nicoli Volkoff versus Dick Steinborn & Don McClarty > Loser Leaves Match (No DQ / No TL): Bill Dromo versus Gorgeous George / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

AUGUST 22, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – PORTER STADIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Betty Evans defeated Peggy Allen > Johnny King & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Jack Dillon & Frank Morgan > Texas Death Match: Gypsy Joe defeated Guy Mitchell

AUGUST 22, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Murphy and Guy Taylor wrestled to a draw > Johnny Walker defeated the Russian Crusher by disqualification > Midget Women’s Match: Baby Cheryl defeated Dolly Darcel > Chief Crazy Horse defeated Pedro Godoy > Mr. Moto defeated Chief Little Eagle / Notes: It was reported that 1,500 were in attendance for this card.

AUGUST 22, 1964 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel & Derrell Cochran versus George Harris & Red Roberts > Joe Scarpa versus Sputnik Monroe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 22, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence defeated Chico Cortez > Mario Galento and Louie Tillet wrestled to a draw > Stan Vachon versus Ramon Torres ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling* defeated Dick Dunn / Notes: Mr. Wrestling had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated El Mongol on August 11, 1967, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 22, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears defeated El Toro at 8:00 > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento defeated Kathy Branch by disqualification at 2:00 > Ray Gunkel defeated Tony Nero at 0:24 > The Super Assassins defeated Roberto & Cyclone Soto > The Assassins defeated Danny Miller & Bill Dromo at 15:00 > Joe Scarpa defeated Paul DeMarco at 18:00 / Notes: The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins. Danny Miller was billed as a brother to Bill Miller. It was announced that Little Bobo would be wrestling on the card on August 29, 1969.

AUGUST 22, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert defeated Nick Bockwinkel by disqualification > Ron & Robert Fuller defeated Cisco Grimaldo & Karl Von Stroheim > Buddy Colt defeated Alberto Torres / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt & Karl Von Stroheim.

AUGUST 22, 1970 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Fuller versus Cisco Grimaldo > Robert Fuller versus Tim Tyler > El Mongol & the Professional versus the Assassins > Nick Bockwinkel versus Alberto Torres / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This was the debut card at this venue, a renovated barn on the property of Buddy Fuller.

AUGUST 22, 1972 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Sandy Parker defeated Lilly Thomas > Juan Caruso versus George Grant > Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar defeated Jesse James & the Avenger > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo defeated the Assassins* to win title / Notes: Juan Caruso and George Grant were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The Assassins had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong May 9, 1972, in Macon.

AUGUST 22, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson & Sputnik Monroe versus Taro Kobayoshi & Akai Yoshihara > Stan Vachon versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Boxing Match: Billy Spears versus Jerry Oates > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: the Super Infernos* versus Ricky Gibson & Tom Jones > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Duncum* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* versus Bob Armstrong > US Heavyweight Title Match: the Sheik* versus Bill Watts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Abdullah Farouk managed the Sheik. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

AUGUST 22, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings versus George McCreery > Les Thornton defeated Bob Griffin > Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji defeated Rick Martel & Sonny King > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Jerry Brisco > Russian Chain Match: Mike McCord defeated Nikolai Volkoff > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr.,* versus Bobby Duncum & Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest > Battle Royal: Bobby Duncum & Mr. Wrestling #2 (Co-Winners) / Notes: Mike Stallings and George McCreery were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $5,000, and it was reportedly split between Bobby Duncum and Mr. Wrestling #2. Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher, Nikolai Volkoff, Mr. Fuji, Toru Tanaka, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

AUGUST 22, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs and Richard Blood wrestled to a draw > Tommy Rich defeated the Avenger > Dino Bravo defeated Bill White > Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Dusty Rhodes & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification

AUGUST 22, 1978 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Alls defeated Billy Starr > Rick Martel defeated the Challenger > Sonny King defeated Rick McGraw > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Mr. X > Georgia Tag Team Title Texas Death Match: Dick Slater & Stan Hansen defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* by disqualification / Notes: Randy Alls substituted for Steve Regal in the match with Billy Starr.

AUGUST 22, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs versus Rick Oliver > Jonathan Boyd versus Genichiro Tenryu > Bob Armstrong versus the Eliminator > Georgia Television Title Match: Ray Candy* versus Ernie Ladd > Killer Karl Kox versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* versus Stan Hansen & Tony Atlas / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

AUGUST 22, 1980 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Lane defeated Mike Davis > National Television Title One-Night Tournament: Terry Taylor (Winner) > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Steve Keirn* defeated Dennis Condrey > Handicap Match: Lars Anderson defeated the Assassins > Kevin Sullivan defeated the Great Mephisto > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Mark Lewin > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar > Loser Leaves Match (No DQ): Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Dusty Rhodes & Andre the Giant / Notes: It is unclear as to the pairings and results of the tournament. The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.

AUGUST 22, 1982 (SUNDAY) – CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated Tom Prichard at 13:50 > Les Thornton defeated Terry Gibbs at 13:20 > Paul Orndorff defeated Buzz Sawyer at 15:38 > Don Muraco defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 at 12:12 > Dusty Rhodes defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification at 8:59 > The Freebirds defeated Ernie Ladd & Ole Anderson at 7:12 > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Tommy Rich at 37:45

AUGUST 22, 1982 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sika defeated Randy Barber > The Super Destroyer defeated Mike Jackson > Mixed Tag Team Match: Leilani Kai & the Iron Sheik defeated Mike Jackson & Vivian St. John > Matt Borne defeated Abdul Zataar > Johnny Rich defeated Afa / Notes: Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and 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.