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Monday, August 25, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA, tonight. This is the first time WWE has been to Wilkes-Barre since the exploding limousine incident that produced the aborted angle of Vince McMahon’s death in 2007.

The RAW portion will be broadcast live at 9:00 PM ET on Sci-Fi Channel tonight instead of the USA Network, which is showing the US Open. However, USA will show a tape delay telecast at 11:00 PM ET.

The ECW portion of the show is being taped to be shown tomorrow night on Sci-Fi at 10:00 PM ET. Look for a match featuring Mike Knox versus Finlay.

WWE RAW results from the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA, on August 24: Santino Marella over Kofi Kingston; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Cryme Tyme; Jamie Noble over Snitsky; Beth Phoenix over Mickie James; Lance Cade over D-Lo Brown; Primo Colon over William Regal; CM Punk over JBL; and John Cena & Batista over Chris Jericho & Kane.

WWE SmackDown/ECW results from the Canton Civic Center in Canton, OH, on August 24: Evan Bourne over Chavo Guerrero; John Morrison over Tommy Dreamer; Ron Killings over Carlito; Michelle McCool over Maryse; Shelton Benjamin over Jeff Hardy; Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder over Jesse & Festus; Matt Hardy over Mark Henry, with Tony Atlas, by disqualification; and Triple H & the Undertaker over MVP & the Great Khali.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info. This will be taped for the August 28 broadcast on Spike TV. Advertised: Kurt Angle versus Kevin Nash, with the winner earning a slot in the No Surrender main event, challenging for Samoa Joe’s TNA World Heavyweight Title in a four-way that also already includes Booker T. The final slot will be determined at tomorrow night’s tapings, with the winner of a match featuring Christian Cage versus A.J. Styles advancing.

TNA will be at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, AL, on November 16. More details to be announced soon regarding ticket information.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Ivan Koloff (66), Steve Regal (57), and David Young (36).

Today in Memoriam: Earl Caddock (62, 1950), Vivian Vachon (40, 1991), and Chris Duffy (36, 2000).

Johnny ‘Mr. Wrestling #2’ Walker recently suffered two strokes, but is on his way to recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he makes a comeback.

Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

Jerkin’ the Curtain at 11:00 PM ET tonight will review of this week’s NWA Main Event and Showtime All-Star Wrestling broadcasts.

Peachstate Wrestling Alliance results from August 23 at The Rec Center in Bremen, GA. Ace Rockwell defeats El Mexicano to become the PWA King of the Ring. In a Georgia Rules match, "Action" Mike Jackson defeats The Ultimate Dragon to become the new Southern Cruiserweight champion. "Total Protection" Mr. Hughes defeats American Rex, who was subbing for Rob Adonis. Consequences Creed defeats Truitt Fields. It was reported that 174 were in attendance.

Flatline Championship Wrestling results from “Heat Stroke” on August 23 at Liberty Park in Grovetown, GA. Nick Kismet defeated Italian Ice. Hallowicked defeated Venom. The Common Man & Big Hoss defeated Matt Crosby, Big Game James & Tyson Riddick in a Handicap Match. Chris Mayne defeated Ethan Case & ECW original Chris Hamrick to retain the FCW Rage title. The Internationals (Hans Baumgartner & The Live Organ) defeated V.I.P. (Cali Casanova & Brandon Paradise). Darkness defeated Johnny Blaze & Josh Magnum to win King of the Ladder title. Sixx defeated FCW Champion Devon Wright in a non-title match. A full report is available at the Watts & Rokket Mat Chat Site here. FCW’s next show will be September 13 at Patriots Park in Grovetown, GA.


Full Impact Pro results from Crystal River, FL, on August 23: Damien Wayne & Rex Sterling over Chris Gray & Tommy Taylor; Mercedes Martinez over Lorelei Lee; Sal Rinauro over Chris Jones; Chasyn Rance over Shawn Osborne; Austin Aries over Jason Blade; the Dark City Fight Club over Black Market in a weapons match; Roderick Strong over Kenny King; Tyler Black over Necro Butcher; and Go Shiozaki over Erick Stevens to win the FIP Heavyweight Title.

Global Championship Wrestling’s August 23rd results from Irondale, AL. The show, which had Ric Flair doing autographs and having photos done, was a benefit show for fallen Pell City Police officer, Greg Surles. It was reported that crowd estimates were around 400. Soul Crusher defeats Nasty Kritter. Jayson Phoenix defeats Russian Assassin. Orion Bishop & Scotty Blaze defeat Hot Like Lava. Veronica Fairchild vs Tracy Taylor was declared a no contest when Daffney interfered. Nightprowler defeats Jesse Pain. Muddbone defeats David Young due to outside interference. "Bullet" Bob Armstrong defeats "Mad Dog" Dan Sawyer. Samoan Soldiers retain the GCW tag titles by defeating INHuman Fly & Joey Lightning. Bull Buchanan defeats Theodore Tutwiler III to become the new GCW Heavyweight champion. The next GCW event will be in Palmerdale, AL, on August 30th. Former WWE champion, Mick Foley will be the guest of the Nov 8th show. Plans are to have the Nov 8th show in Irondale.

Only 21 in attendance at the Stadium Inn on August 23 for the United States Wrestling Organization/ATL Wrestling show in Nashville, TN: Chris Norte beat Dyronic. Travis Starr beat Bizarre-O (w/Blue Amigo). Derrick Neal beat Blue Amigo (w/Bizarre-O). Chris Norte beat White Tiger and Travis Starr in a 3-way when Norte pinned Starr. New York Gangster & Damien Payne beat ATL Tag Team Champions Kevin Dunn & Richard Lowe by DQ when Lowe hit Gangster with the title belt.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling results for August 22 from the Event Center in Columbus, GA: Rob Adonis defeated J.T. Talent. Chick Donovan defeated Dustin Powers to remain undefeated in PTPW. In the tag team title match, The Southside Trash beat Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain to became PTPW tag team champions. Chris Stevens was the winner over Deathrow by disqualification when Colt Derringer interfered in the match. Jake Slater and Preston Paradise wrestled to a time limit draw in a best of 3 falls match; each had 1 pin when time expired. Elix Skipper was the winner over Champion Colt Derringer, but after the match, Commissioner Eddy Phillips declared that the match was not for the title and Colt Derringer retained the belt. Derringer refused to wrestle Skipper again until Skipper had beaten the #1 contender.

Due to a death in the family of promoter Chris Lash, the Allied Powers Wrestling Federation has cancelled its show scheduled for September 20 in Palm Coast, FL.

Signamania III takes place at the Bucks County High School in Fairless Hills, PA, on September 27 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Advertised to participate: Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, the Godfather, Sgt. Slaughter, Jim Duggan, Dallas Page, Bruno Sammartino, Stan Hansen, Harley Race, the Wild Samoans, Steve Williams, Bryan Clark, Tatanka, Terri Runnels, Chavo Guerrero, Sr., Norman Smiley, Tammy Sytch, Larry Zbyszko, the Godwinns, Jerry Lynn, Ted DiBiase, Nora Greenwald, Madusa, Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, Cherry Pie, the Basham Brothers, Rob Conway, Stevie Richards, Demolition, Dawn Marie, and Bill Apter. For more information, visit the website or call (215) 943-2475.

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 25, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPILLER FIELD (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones defeated Jack Zarnas > Pat O’Shocker defeated Milo Steinborn (2-1)

AUGUST 25, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CASCADE ARENA (L.H. Brumbelow – Promoter) > Frank Remille versus Young Londos > George Romanoff versus Eddie Wagner > George Harben versus Allen Dunn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 25, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > George Lallerstedt versus Smitty Anderson > Pete Epting versus John Mauldin > Fred Lassiter versus Hugh Winn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

AUGUST 25, 1936 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Jack Ross defeated Don Cortez (2-0) > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Lon Chaney* defeated Yusef Hussane (2-0) / Notes: Lon Chaney had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he defeated Johnny Marrs on July 29, 1936, in Augusta.

AUGUST 25, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney defeated Jimmy Morris > Orville Brown and Milo Steinborn wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Dan O’Connor defeated Cowboy Luttrall / Notes: Jimmy Morris substituted for Blue Sun Jennings in the match with Tom Mahoney.

AUGUST 25, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Charlie Layden defeated Bill Jeffries by disqualification > Walter Miller defeated Young Londos (2-0)

AUGUST 25, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wally Greb defeated Babe Zaharias > Al Massey defeated Jack Dillon > Jack Wentworth defeated Ed Henegar > John Mauldin and Cherry Vallina wrestled to a draw / Notes: The match between John Mauldin and Cherry Vallina was declared a draw when both men were knocked unconscious and could not continue.

AUGUST 25, 1944 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Pierce Richardson and Al Lynch wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Jack Nazworthy defeated Chief Lone Wolf / Notes: It was reported that 3,000 were in attendance for this card.

AUGUST 25, 1950 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Kirkland versus Tiny Oxford > Roy Welch versus Chief Little Fox > Don McIntyre & Farmer Jones defeated Art Nelson & Walter Sirois > Eddie Gossett versus Tarzan White / Notes: Aside from the match between Don McIntyre & Farmer Jones and Art Nelson & Walter Sirois, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

AUGUST 25, 1952 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey and Ike Eakins wrestled to a draw > Mike Paidousis defeated Art Nelson by disqualification > Muscles defeated Don McIntyre / Notes: It was reported that 2,000 were in attendance for this card. There were two referees for the match between Don McIntyre and Muscles.

AUGUST 25, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Willis versus Jack Steele > Don & Jackie Fargo versus Frank Townsend & Jack Pesek / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 25, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Reid defeated Jack Dillon > Guy Mitchell & Marco Polo defeated Ivan Zukoff & Gypsy Joe > Cage Match: Ray Gunkel defeated the Sheik by disqualification / Notes: Red Dugan was the special referee for the match between Ray Gunkel and the Sheik. The Sheik was escorted to the ring by his valet Princess Salima. The Sheik was disqualified when he hit Dugan.

AUGUST 25, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines versus Red Roberts > Dick Dunn & Wildman Phillips versus the Scufflin’ Hillbillies > Choo-Choo Lynn versus Krusher Karlson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 25, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mario Galento defeated Nick Kozak > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Wildman Phillips & the Mongolian > Dutch Savage defeated Silento Rodriguez > Bob Boyer defeated Dick Steinborn > Chief Little Eagle defeated Corsica Jean

AUGUST 25, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter defeated Jerry Graham > Bob Nandor defeated Jack Bence > Tim Geohagen and Ike Eakins wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel defeated Dick Dunn > Alex Perez & Louie Tillet versus Mario Galento & Buddy Fuller ended in a double disqualification > Mr. Wrestling, Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated El Mongol, Stan & Butcher Vachon / Notes: Enrique Torres managed Alberto & Ramon Torres. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

AUGUST 25, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Cisco Grimaldo at 10:00 > El Mongol defeated Tim Tyler at 8:00 > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Vivian Vachon > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar defeated Bill Dromo & Alberto Torres* to win title / Notes: Bill Dromo & Alberto Torres had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Buddy Colt & Karl Von Stroheim on August 18, 1970, in Macon. The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. Homer O’Dell managed Colt & Skandor Akbar.

AUGUST 25, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Grant defeated Dick Shannon > Rocket Monroe defeated Mac McFarland > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner defeated Tim Geohagen & Jesse James > Skandor Akbar and the Avenger wrestled to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Bob Armstrong defeated the Assassins* by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* defeated Argentina Apollo / Notes: The Assassins had been billed as Georgia Tag Team Champions since March 18, 1972, after Paul Jones announced they should have been declared the winners in their match against then champions Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller on March 10, 1972. Dory Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

AUGUST 25, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Chief Thundercloud defeated Oki Shikina > Ray Candy versus Ox Baker > Wayne Cowan versus the Champ / Notes: Ray Candy and Ox Baker were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Wayne Cowan and the Champ, but no results were reported after the card. Chief Thundercloud was escorted to the ring by his valet Chui.

AUGUST 25, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates & Ramon Torres defeated Taro Kobayoshi & Akai Yoshihara > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Bobby Duncum, Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Tom Jones, Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification > Ricky Gibson defeated Super Inferno #1 / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed Super Inferno #1.

AUGUST 25, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George McCreery versus Sonny King > Bob Backlund versus Les Thornton > Mike McCord versus Mr. Fuji > Bobby Duncum versus Abdullah the Butcher > Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed Abdullah the Butcher, Mr. Fuji, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

AUGUST 25, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Thunderbolt Patterson (Winner) > One-Night Tournament: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Pez Whatley; Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Hartford Love; Sonny King defeated Stan Hansen; Ole Anderson defeated Tommy Rich; Ivan Koloff defeated Rick Martel; Dick Slater defeated the French Angel; Wrestling #1 defeated King; Koloff defeated Slater; Patterson defeated Anderson; Wrestling #1 defeated the Masked Superstar; Koloff defeated Wrestling #1; Patterson defeated Koloff to win tournament / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $1,500. The tournament was to determine the challenger to face the NWA World Heavyweight Champion on September 1, 1978. King Kong Mosca and Mr. Wrestling #2 were also advertised.

AUGUST 25, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Alls & Curtis Brazil defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff by disqualification > Tape: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes > Stan Hansen defeated Jim Fordham > Killer Karl Kox defeated Marvin Turner > Georgia Television Title Match: Ray Candy* defeated Rick Oliver > Ernie Ladd defeated Genichiro Tenryu / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

AUGUST 25, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve O defeated Charlie Fulton > Terry Taylor and Stan Lane wrestled to a draw > Kevin Sullivan defeated Great Mephisto > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Steve Keirn* defeated Dennis Condrey > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Mark Lewin > Lars Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & the Masked Superstar / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.

AUGUST 25, 1984 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon – Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > John Studd defeated Tiger Chung Lee > Nikolai Volkoff defeated Rocky Johnson > Paul Orndorff defeated S. D. Jones > The Junkyard Dog defeated George Steele > Battle Royal: Andre the Giant (Winner) > WWF Women’s World Title Match: Wendi Richter* defeated the Fabulous Moolah > Les Thornton and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > The Iron Sheik defeated Sgt. Slaughter by disqualification > Andre the Giant defeated the Spoiler > WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan* defeated David Shults / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

AUGUST 25, 1984 (SATURDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Tim Horner defeated the Italian Stallion > Steve Travis defeated Bobby Garrett > 666 defeated Jerry Oates > Brad Armstrong & the Masked Superstar defeated Bob Roop & Ted Oates > Ted DiBiase defeated Ron Garvin > Lights Out Match: Nick Patrick defeated Bob Roop

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.