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Saturday, August 23, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, tonight. Advertised: CM Punk defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against JBL in a cage match; John Cena versus Chris Jericho; Batista versus Kane; Santino Marella defends the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title against Kofi Kingston; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., versus Cryme Tyme; and Beth Phoenix defends the WWE Women’s Title against Mickie James. Also advertised: William Regal, D-Lo Brown, Snitsky, and Kelly Kelly.

The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Erie Civic Center in Erie, PA. Advertised: Triple H & the Undertaker versus MVP & the Great Khali; Mark Henry defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy; Shelton Benjamin defends the WWE US Heavyweight Title against Jeff Hardy; Tommy Dreamer versus John Morrison; Michelle McCool versus Maryse; Ron Killings versus Carlito; Evan Bourne versus Chavo Guerrero; and in a match where the winner is to be decided by text voting by fans, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder defend the WWE Tag Team Title against Jesse & Festus.

Total Nonstop Action will be at the Kansas Expocenter in Topeka, 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.

Ring of Honor has announced more info for their card at Boston University’s Case Gym in Boston, MA, on September 19. This will be taped for a PPV. Advertised: Kevin Steen & El Generico get a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Title, currently held by Mark & Jay Briscoe. Also advertised: Nigel McGuinness, Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black, Erick Stevens, Brent Albright, Bryan Danielson, Austin Aries, Jerry Lynn, Chris Hero, Go Shiozaki, Adam Pearce, Sara Del Rey, Shane Hagadorn, Eddie Edwards, Bobby Dempsey, Larry Sweeney, Roderick Strong, Necro Butcher, Claudio Castagnoli, Delirious, and Daizee Haze.

ROH has also announced more info for their card at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA, on September 20, for “Glory by Honor VII.” Advertised: Austin Aries, Mark & Jay Briscoe versus Delirious, Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black, with Necro Butcher as a wild card entry, in the return of steel cage warfare. Also advertised: Kensuke Sasaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Nigel McGuinness, Erick Stevens, Brent Albright, Bryan Danielson, Austin Aries, Jerry Lynn, Chris Hero, Go Shiozaki, Adam Pearce, Sara Del Rey, Shane Hagadorn, Eddie Edwards, Bobby Dempsey, Larry Sweeney, Roderick Strong, Claudio Castagnoli, Kevin Steen, El Generico, and Daizee Haze.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be part of the Villa Rica, GA's 3rd Annual Frontiers Rodeo tonight at the Villa Rica Civic Center & Sport Complex. Advertised: SECW champion Rob Adonis vs. Bulldog Raines. Consequences Creed & Frankie Valentine vs. Kyle Matthews & Colt Derringer. The Nightmare vs. Adrian Hawkins. Josh Stone vs. Dustin Powers. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 6:30. Tickets for both the wrestling and the rodeo are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance has a show tonight at The Rec Center in Bremen, GA. Advertised: Consequences Creed vs. Truitt Fields. For the PWA King of the Ring trophy, Ace Rockwell vs. El Mexicano. For the Southern Cruiserweight championship, The Ultimate Dragon defends the belts against "Action" Mike Jackson in a Georgia Rules match. Mr. Hughes vs. Rob Adonis.

Hooters of Hiram presents professional wrestling tonight. 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” tonight at the AWN Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA. Advertised: 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.

The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance will be at the Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $7. $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.

Flatline Championship Wrestling will be at Liberty Park in Grovetown, GA, tonight. The doors will open at 6:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:00. Tickets are $8 for floor. Children 5 and under get in free of charge.

Global Championship Wrestling has their show featuring Ric Flair to the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale, AL, tonight. The show starts at 7:00. Also advertised: Bob Armstrong, Mad Dog Sawyer, Bull Buchanan, Theodore Tutwiler III, David Young, the Samoan Soldiers, Hot Like Lava, Jayson Phoenix, Veronica Fairchild, Tracy Taylor, Genni Right, iNhuman Fly, Joey Lightning, the Kritters, Scotty Blaze, Night Prowler, Soul Crusher, Mud Bone, Howard C. Cross, Mike Taylor, Jesse Pain, Orion Bishop, Antonio Garza, and Daffney.

All-Star Wrestling presents “Oops We Did It Again” tonight at the Spring Hill Outlet Mall, located at 3021 US 19 in Spring Hill, FL. Doors open at 6:30pm and the official bell time is at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5. For more information call 813.960.8412. Advertised: ASW Heavyweight Championship - Joshua Masters (c) vs. Austin Amadeus, Vacant ASW Junior Heavyweight Championship: Nick Fame vs. Shayne Swyft, ASW Kombat Championship: Ray Beez vs. Eric Cooper, Eddie Taurus vs. Sideshow vs. Aaron Epic vs. Pretty Fly, Steve Off (representing New Jersey’s Bodyslam Wrestling Organization) vs. Grover/Gus Money vs. David Mercury/Afro Boy. Shannon Rose will be the ring announcer.

Full Impact Pro returns to the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, FL, tonight for "Heatstroke '08." Advertised: Erick Stevens defends the FIP Heavyweight Title against Go Shiozaki; In a weapons match, Black Market versus the Dark City Fight Club. Tyler Black versus Necro Butcher; and Kenny King versus Roderick Strong. Also advertised: Sal Rinauro, Austin Aries, Jason Blade, Mercedes Martinez, Chasyn Rance, Chris Jones, Shawn Osborne, Chris Grey, Tommy Taylor, Rex Sterling, Damien Wayne, and Sean & Phil Davis. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets at the door are $20 ringside, $15 general, and $10 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $12 general and $8 for kids 13 & under. For more information or to purchase advance tickets call (352) 422-4582.

Today in Memoriam: Tony Morelli (76, 1983), Vincente Febrer (65, 1991), Neil Superior (33, 1996), and Frank Fozo (79, 2007).

Tampa Bay Online’s Philip Morgan posted an article today on Florida Championship Wrestling. Click here for the story.

Contact Bill Behrens at showbis@aol.com to book any of the following: Azrael, the Blue Meanie, Chase Stevens, Daizee Haze, David Young, Delirious, Iceberg, Joey Matthews, John McChesney, Kevin Nash, Luke Hawx, Mikal Judas, Rob Eckos, Sal Rinauro, Shannon Moore, Shawn Stasiak, Slim J, Stevie Richards, and Super Nova.

United States Wrestling Organization results from Friday night in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn. Attendance 58. There was a 10 bell for Patrick Miller and second one for Roughhouse Fargo. Psycho Medic & White Tiger beat Josh Crowe & JT Moore when Medic pinned Crowe, New York Gangster beat Jeremy Travis & Shane Smalls in a 3-way elimination by pinning Travis followed by pinning Smalls, Bryan Casey beat Travis Starr, Andy Douglas beat Chris Cane (Post-match Lee Cross attacked Douglas but was quickly dealt with), USWO Jr. Champion Cousin Jason X beat Justin Spade in a fan lumberjack match, Damien Payne & New York Gangster beat Quinton Quarisma & JC Crowe to win the USWO Tag Team Championship when Payne pinned Crowe, USWO Champion Jeremiah Plunkett beat Gary Valiant (w/Miss Boogie) by DQ when special referee Tony Falk caught Valiant using a chair on Plunkett although Plunkett had brought it into the ring.

NAWA Ring Champions has announced that comedian Al Ernst, "The E-Man" will be the master of ceremonies for their September 6 show at The Purks in Cedartown, GA. Ernst has done over 150 TV and radio Interviews including 60 Minutes, HBO's Stand-Up and John Boy & Billy. Ernst is also a former pro wrestler, often billed as The Wrestling Comedian. There will also be a special appearance by wrestling legend, Louie Tillet. Advertised matches include Former NWA World Champion, Ronnie Garvin & Air Paris vs. The Nightmare & David Young, The Natural Born Killers (Chase Stevens & Adam Armor) vs. Thunder & Lightning, Nigel Sherrod defends the Ladies Championship against Bambi, Bulldog Raines vs. Simon Sermon, and Frankie Valentine vs. Stupid (with Tweety). Seven matches in all. Bell time is 7:30pm.

Total Championship Wrestling returns to Douglasville, GA, at the National Guard Armory on September 6. Talent advertised to appear includes Jay Clinton, Jess Wade, Pretty Boy Floyd, Damon Taz, Kenny Dees, Lamar Phillips, Murder One, Kid Ego, Ken Timbs, Jr., Josh Stone and Awesome T.C. Free admission. Bell time is 8:00 pm. Adults $8. Kids 6-11 $5, under 6 free. For more information call 404-213-4632, 770-871-0988 or 706-537-5572.

New Heights Wrestling has an upcoming show on September 13th at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL Advertised: For the NHW Heavyweight title, Mr. Fantasy w/Ryan Mills & Michael Steel defends against "Scarface" Terry Ryker. "Pretty Boy" Donny B. vs. Michael Steel. In a tables match, Gutter vs. JT Angel w/Xtreme G. If Angel is still the Dirty South Pro Wrestling champion, then that championship will be on the line. In a 3 way cruiserweight title match, Milo defends against Chief Little Bear and Chris Tighe. Street Bandit & "The Twisted One" Zane Stevens vs. "The Future Legend" DJ Pringle & a mystery partner chosen by NHW. If Pringle's team wins, he gets a title shot, if his team loses, he is gone from NHW. "Super Nerd" Lane Smart vs. Aaron "The Golden" Idol. "The Human Wrecking Machine" Dunham vs. Alexander York. In a No Rules match, Billy Rayz vs. Scotty Rayz. Tickets are $6 general, $5 for senior citizens and free for kids 6 & under. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

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 23, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Sauer defeated George Zaharias > Jim McMillen defeated Jim Clinstock

AUGUST 23, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Lloyd Brown versus Pat O’Brien > Bill Collins versus Turk Powell > Ted Radcliffe versus Curley Baker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 23, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Ward versus Whitey Patterson > John Mauldin versus Bill Faulkner > Floyd Byrd versus Joe Wolfe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 23, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Marsh and Dick Lever wrestled to a draw > Al Massey and Tom Mahoney wrestled to a draw > Jim Coffield defeated Bibber McCoy > Al Lamkin & Tiny Oxford defeated Joe Kirkland & Roy Mitchell > Herb Welch defeated Rube Wright

AUGUST 23, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta defeated Randy Boatwright > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Jack O’Reilly & Bibber McCoy > Texas Death Match: Jerry Graham defeated Chief Big Heart

AUGUST 23, 1954 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tex Riley versus Wild Man Zimm > Jack Dillon versus Jack Steele / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 23, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Weaver defeated Jack Dillon > Bull Curry defeated Lee Grable > World Tag Team Title Texas Death Match: Don & Red McIntyre defeated Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson* to win title / Notes: Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since July 26, 1956, although they actually lost the title to Don & Red McIntyre on August 17, 1956, in Atlanta.

AUGUST 23, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nelson Royal & Oni Wiki Wiki defeated Jack Stack & Bronko Lubich > Bill Melby defeated the Missing Link > Freddie Blassie defeated Don McIntyre by disqualification / Notes: During the match between Bill Melby and the Missing Link, Melby removed the Link’s mask to identify him as Frank Jares.

AUGUST 23, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Frank Morgan & Betty Evans defeated Jack Dillon & Peggy Allen > Marco Polo defeated Ivan Zukoff

AUGUST 23, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana defeated Bill Dromo > Len Rossi defeated Tito Kopa > Matt Jewell defeated Bulldog Clark > Tarzan Tyler defeated Tim Geohagen > World Tag Team Title Match: Kurt & Karl Von Brauner* defeated Joe Scarpa & Derrell Cochran > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL / No CO): Lou Thesz* defeated Dick the Bruiser / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. The Von Brauners had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since August 2, 1963. Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in Toronto, ON.

AUGUST 23, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Gudiski and Chief Crazy Horse wrestled to a draw > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated George Harris > Dick Steinborn & Greg Peterson and Butcher Vachon & the Golden Terror wrestled to a draw

AUGUST 23, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez defeated Joe Turco > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento defeated Evelyn Stephens > Johnny Walker and Guillotine Gordon wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Mario Galento defeated Eduardo Perez & Butcher Vachon > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Jack Crawford & Brute Bernard > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Professional defeated Tarzan Tyler* to win title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard. Tyler had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Johnny Valentine on June 14, 1968, in Atlanta. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee on this card. It was announced that Dick Steinborn would be wrestling on the card on August 30, 1968, and that Gene Kiniski, Jim Starr, and Ricky Hunter would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

AUGUST 23, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Assassins defeated Bob Armstrong & Derrell Cochran > Super Assassin #2 defeated Tony Nero > Joe Scarpa defeated Super Assassin #1 by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins. It was announced that the NWA was forcing the Super Assassins to change their name, and the Super Manager agreed to do so as soon as possible. As the show was ending, the Assassins and the Super Manager got into a brawl, and the latter was unmasked, revealing his identity as Mario Galento.

AUGUST 23, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Kirby defeated Dennis Stamp > Midget Tag Team Match: Little Bobo & the Haiti Kid defeated Little Tokyo & Little Louie > Ron, Jimmy & Terry Garvin and Steve Keirn, Tom Jones & Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > Don Muraco defeated Bill Watts by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Harley Race > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Dusty Rhodes & Prince Pullins > Georgia Heavyweight Title versus Mask Match (No DQ): Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Buddy Colt* to win title / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

AUGUST 23, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Lancaster defeated Jan Nelson > Bill Howard and Les Thornton wrestled to a draw > Tony Charles defeated Wayne Cowan > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Jos LeDuc & Dean Ho > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification

AUGUST 23, 1977 (TUESDAY) – FAYETTEVILLE, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Dillinger and Jerry Stubbs wrestled to a draw > Don Kernodle defeated the Avenger > Women’s Match: Joyce Grable defeated Lelani Kai > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson by disqualification

AUGUST 23, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Raul Mata > Steven Little Bear defeated Bill White > Tommy Rich defeated Randy Savage > Randy Savage defeated Roberto Soto > Tony Atlas defeated Pak Song > Gene Anderson & Dick Slater defeated Dino Bravo & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Randy Savage substituted for Jacques Goulet in the match with Tommy Rich. Steve Burns, a sports writer for the Macon Telegraph, was the special referee for the match between Randy Savage and Roberto Soto.

AUGUST 23, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy versus Ivan Koloff > Bob Armstrong & Stan Hansen versus Bobby Heenan & Killer Karl Kox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox

AUGUST 23, 1981 (SUNDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Ferrara versus Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > Kevin Von Erich versus David Sierra > Mike Sharpe versus George Wells > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Professor Sonoda > Tommy Rich & Michael Hayes versus Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 23, 1982 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Matt Borne and Johnny Rich wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Leilani Kai defeated Vivian St. John > The Iron Sheik defeated Tom Prichard > The Wild Samoans defeated Terry Gordy & Tito Santana > Michael Hayes defeated Ole Anderson / 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.