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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


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Peach State Pandemonium broadcasts live tonight at 9:00 PM ET. Ivan Koloff will be our featured guest. We will go into the Wayback Machine with Les Thatcher.

Reports are breaking that Total Nonstop Action is already preparing merchandise revolving around Mick Foley, whose contract with World Wrestling Entertainment expires at the end of this month.

John Cena underwent neck surgery Tuesday in Pittsburgh, PA. The reported ninety-minute procedure was preformed by Dr. Joseph Maroon at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. Because neck fusion surgery was not required, Cena is expected to be sidelined for about five months at most.

WWE’s Unforgiven PPV will be broadcast live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH, on September 7 at 8:00 PM ET. Advertised: Shawn Michaels versus Chris Jericho in a “non-sanctioned” match; CM Punk defends the WWE Heavyweight Title in a scramble including Rey Mysterio, JBL, Batista, and Kane; Triple H defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title in a scramble including Jeff Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Brian Kendrick, and MVP; Mark Henry defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy, Chavo Guerrero, Finlay & the Miz in a scramble match; and Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., defend the WWE Tag Team Title against Cryme Tyme.

WWE has announced the following events: the SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, on October 7; and the RAW crew will be at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on December 28.

Ring of Honor returns to the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL, on November 22. This event will be taped for a PPV.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to George Scott (79), Sgt. Slaughter (60), the Great Khali (36), and Jazz (32).

Today in Memoriam: Chief War Eagle (80, 1979), Sammy Baldwin (69, 1996), and Sailor White (56, 2005).

Ron Hill, who was a big star for Ann Gunkel’s All-South Wrestling Alliance in the 1970s as the Golden Gladiator, passed away this morning at the age of 73. He had been suffering from complications following hip surgery.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling did not air in its usual Saturday midnight timeslot on Comcast 74 in Nashville. Thus far, the company has not been able to obtain an explanation from Comcast as to why they did not run episode 59 as scheduled. According to Reno Riggins, SAW plans to air the episode next Saturday night. Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the previous broadcast.

Global Championship Wrestling will be in Palmerdale, AL, at the Palmerdale Community Center on August 30. Advertised: In a midgets match, Enigma vs. Body Drop. Veronica Fairchild vs. Genni Right in a ladies match. Theodore Tutwiler III vs. "Crazy Train" Jesse Pain. Soul Crusher vs. "The Wrestling Hybrid" Orion Bishop. The Russian Assassin vs. Scotty Blaze. "Wild Thing" Will Owens vs. "Mad Dog" Dan Sawyer. In a 2 out of 3 falls for the GCW tag titles, Samoan Soldiers defends vs. The INHuman Fly & Joey Lightning. Bell time is at 7:30.

Championsship Wrestling has a television taping on September 2 in Greeneville, TN, at the Eastview Rec Center with an 8:00 pm bell time. Advertised matches include a 1st Blood Match: “The Strong Style Redneck” Chris Richards (with John Hawkins) vs. "High Risk" Robbie Cassidy (with Moe Jenkins), National Heavyweight Champion Thorn (with Kandy) meets "Power House" Ray Idol in a non-title match. Also scheduled to appear are "Hard Body" Allen King, "The Knights of the Old Regime" Oleg Romanov & The Russian Assassins, and CW TV Champion, "Notorious" Nick Hammonds.

On this week's episode, which can be viewed at the CW website linked above, “Sensational” Wayne Adkins defends his TV Title against "The Real Deal" Chase Owens with a 15 minute time limit. This is a rematch from 2 weeks ago on CW TV, when Adkins and Owens fought to a 10 minute time limit draw. We will also hear more about AWA World Heavyweight Champion, Brian Logan's $10,000 bounty on Tony Givens. Plus: words from the US Tag Team Champions, The Hick Hop Express, Robbie Cassidy, Nick Hammonds and more.

Southern States Championship Wrestling returns on September 6 to the Enigma Gym on Highway 82 East in Enigma, GA, 10 miles east of Tifton. Tickets are $2.00. Card will be released soon. SSCW has shows scheduled on the first Saturday of the month for the rest of the year, all in Enigma.

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 27, 1936 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Thomas defeated Al Maynard > Frank Brown defeated Marshall Blackstock by disqualification > Orville Brown versus Dick Raines ruled a no contest / Notes: Frank Speer was the special referee for the match between Orville Brown and Dick Raines.

AUGUST 27, 1936 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones – Promoter) > Bill Ward versus John Dameron > Glenn Cowan versus Young Londos > Ted Taylor versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 27, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Doc Poole > Jack Layden versus Buck Lawson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 27, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Albert Mills defeated Tiny Ruff > John Mauldin defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Babe Zaharias defeated Carlos Rodriguez > Freddie Blassie defeated Joe Estes / Notes: Tiny Ruff substituted for Roland Kirchmeyer in the match with Albert Mills, and Joe Estes substituted for Joe Vitale in the match with Freddie Blassie. Mills was declared the winner of his match when Ruff was deemed unable to continue. Vitale was credited as being a referee on this card.

AUGUST 27, 1945 (MONDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – WILLIAM GRAYSON STADIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > The Green Hornet defeated Roland Kirchmeyer > Wally Greb defeated Jim Coffield > Nick Carter defeated the Bat by disqualification

AUGUST 27, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Belkas & Al Massey defeated Jim Coffield & Tom Mahoney > Al Lovelock and Pete Managoff wrestled to a draw > Bobby Managoff defeated Natie Brown > Sky Hi Lee defeated Babe Zaharias

AUGUST 27, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker versus Guy Taylor > Pedro Godoy versus Chief Little Eagle > Chief Crazy Horse versus the Russian Crusher > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Mr. Moto / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.

AUGUST 27, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Man versus Animal Match: Tarzan White defeated Killer Kodiak by disqualification > Women’s Match: Barbara Ball defeated Janice Hull > Choo-Choo Lynn & Marco Polo versus Chris Averoff & Joe McCarthy wrestled to a draw

AUGUST 27, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta versus Corsica Jean > Lee Fields defeated Wildman Phillips > Chief Little Eagle defeated Mario Galento by disqualification > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Fuller* defeated Dutch Savage / Notes: Benny Matta and Corsica Jean were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Billy & Bad Boy Hines had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Corsicans on July 9, 1965, in Atlanta. Buddy Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on May 28, 1965, in Atlanta. It was announced that Dale Lewis would be wrestling on the card on September 3, 1965, and that Paul Jones was negotiating with Matt Jewell for some future dates.

AUGUST 27, 1965 (FRIDAY) – DUBLIN, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James versus the Mongolian > Women’s Match: Terry Majors versus Donna Christianello > Bob Boyer versus Pepe Gomez / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

AUGUST 27, 1966 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Harris versus Mario Galento > Dick Steinborn & Greg Peterson versus the Red Raiders / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 27, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez and Guillotine Gordon wrestled to a draw > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Rising Suns > Bill Dromo defeated Tarzan Tyler / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler.

AUGUST 27, 1969 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Loser Leaves Match: Paul DeMarco defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Gorilla Marconi was credited as being a referee on this card.

AUGUST 27, 1970 (THURSDAY) – AMERICUS, GA – SUMTER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leon Ogle defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Skandor Akbar defeated Roy Lee Welch > Bill Dromo defeated Nick Bockwinkel / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Skandor Akbar & Karl Von Stroheim.

AUGUST 27, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Mr. X > Jerry Oates and Cisco Grimaldo wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo & Klondike Bill defeated Bill White & Flash Monroe > Dick Steinborn defeated Guillotine Gordon by disqualification > Ray Gunkel, George Scott, El Mongol & the Professional defeated Buddy Colt, Big John & the Assassins / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Eddie Smith and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. The Professional participated in an autograph session for fans.

AUGUST 27, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Foley versus Victor Jovica > Ted Oates versus the Great Fuji > Angelo Poffo versus the Magnificent Zulu > Ray Candy, Assassin #2, El Mongol & the Missouri Mauler defeated Luke Graham, Crusher Verdu & the Royal Kangaroos > Carlos Colon defeated Super Soul Davis > World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Ernie Ladd defeated Ox Baker* to win title at 21:00 / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Luke Graham and Crusher Verdu.

AUGUST 27, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Prince Pullins defeated Big Mac > Midget Tag Team Match: Little Bobo & the Haiti Kid defeated Little Louie & Little Tokyo > Roberto Soto defeated Harley Race by disqualification > No DQ / No CO Match: Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 > Bill Dromo & Mike McCord defeated Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification

AUGUST 27, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Steamboat defeated Bill Howard > Stan Stasiak versus Roberto Soto ruled a no contest > Ted Oates, Jos LeDuc & Dean Ho defeated Abdullah the Butcher, Jimmy & Johnny Valiant > Pak Song defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Dick Slater* by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

AUGUST 27, 1977 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ken Dillinger > Steven Little Bear defeated Jim Kent > Ole Anderson defeated Burrhead Jones > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Bill White & Randy Savage / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

AUGUST 27, 1978 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pez Whatley defeated Ken Dillinger > Len Denton defeated Roger Howell > Hartford Love & the French Angel defeated Tommy Rich & Steve Regal > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated King Kong Mosca > Ole Anderson versus Dick Slater / Notes: Ole Anderson and Dick Slater were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

AUGUST 27, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Somers defeated Mike Stallings > Carl Fergie defeated Jerry Stubbs > Bob Armstrong defeated the Eliminator > Georgia Television Title Match: Ray Candy* defeated Ernie Ladd > Texas Bullrope Match: Tommy Rich & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff

AUGUST 27, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve O defeated Charlie Fulton > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Assassin #1 > Dennis Condrey & Stan Lane and Steve Keirn & Terry Taylor wrestled to a draw > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Mark Lewin by disqualification > Kevin Sullivan defeated the Great Mephisto / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.

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.