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Saturday, August 30, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL, today. Advertised: CM Punk defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Batista and Kane in a three-way match; Mark Henry, with Tony Atlas, defends the ECW Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy; Santino Marella defends the Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title against Kofi Kingston; and Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., defend the WWE Tag Team Title against Cryme Tyme. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

The Peoria Journal Star posted a story today by John Sharp, with a focus on CM Punk. Click here for the article.

The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR, today. Advertised: Triple H defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against MVP and the Great Khali in a three-way match. Also advertised are Jeff Hardy, the Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, Finlay, Maria, and Carlito. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

WWE has announced the following events: September 21, 2008, SmackDown/ECW in Laredo, TX, at the Laredo Entertainment Center; November 24, 2008, RAW/ECW in Providence, RI, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center; December 5, 2008, SmackDown/ECW in Greenville, SC, at the Bi-Lo Center; April 17, 2009, SmackDown/ECW in Strasbourg, FR, at Zénith de Strasbourg; April 17, 2009, RAW in Glasgow, UK, at the Glasgow Braehead Arena; April 18, 2009, RAW in Aberdeen, UK, at the Aberdeen ECC; April 20, 2009, RAW in London, UK, at the London O2 Arena; April 20, 2009, SmackDown/ECW in Cardiff, UK, at the Cardiff International Arena; April 21, 2009, SmackDown/ECW in London, UK, at the London O2 Arena; April 21, 2009, RAW in Cardiff, UK, at the Cardiff International Arena; April 22, 2009, RAW in Liverpool, UK, at the Liverpool Echo Arena; and April 24, 2009, RAW in Belfast, UK, at the Odyssey Arena.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling has an event tonight at the Bremen Rec Center in Bremen, GA. Advertised: Rob Adonis defends the SECW championship against Bull Buchanan. Bulldog Raines vs. Masked Mystery Man. Tag Tournament match, The Nightmare & Kyle Matthews vs. Adrian Hawkins & Chip Day. "The Golden Boy" Chick Donavan vs. Brian Alexander. Frankie Valentine vs. J.T. Talent. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is 7:30. Admission is $7. For more information, call (678) 651-0144.

Down South Hardcore Wrestling will return to Brunswick, GA, tonight at the Howard Coffin Park Gymnasium on 1430 Lanier Boulevard. Bell time is at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids age 12 and under. Advertised: DSHW Championship: Cameron La'Rue (c) vs. "MDC" Chris Anthony, DSHW United States Championship: Dallas Riley (c) vs. Ash Kristiansen vs. Remy Marcel. Jack Manley vs. Dagon Briggs, "Shooter" Vordell Walker vs. "Marvelous" Matt Mercer, Lance Alonte & Justin Taylor vs. Morgan Davis & "Punk's Not Dead" Less Fortunate, "The Kingpin Of Wrestling" E-Dawg vs. J Biggz.

Global Championship Wrestling will be in Palmerdale, AL, at the Palmerdale Community Center tonight. Advertised: In a midgets match, Enigma vs. BodyDrop. 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.

The Florida Pro Wrestling Association will be at the Pinellas Park Boys & Girls Club, located at 7790 61st Street N, Pinellas Park, FL, tonight. Match time: 8:00 pm, Doors Open: 7PM. All tickets are $10. For ticket info call 813-960-8412. Advertised: Main Event: First Blood Match - FPWA Heavyweight Championship: Flex (Champion) vs. Nick Fame (Challenger), Grudge Match: "Punk Superstar" Pretty Fly & Brandon Groom vs. "Superhero" Mark Zout & Torcher, Special Tag Team Attraction: The English Lions vs. The Psychedelics, Plus: Woman's Tag Team Match. Also scheduled to appear: Heater, East Street Elite w/Fetish, The "Hollywood Horror" Jude Mackenzie, TS Styles, Joey Cujo, Carlton Xero, The Cowboys, Pat McGroin. Shannon Rose will be the ring announcer.

High Impact Wrestling will be in Fort Gibson, MS, tonight at 8:00.

NWA Southern Pro Wrestling will be at Hertford County High School in Ahoskie, NC, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door the night of the show.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Caleb Konley (22).

Today in Memoriam: Chris Colt (1996), Ciclon Valez, Jr. (63, 2001), and Czaya Nandor (80, 2005).

Walter ‘Killer’ Kowalski passed away this morning at approximately 2:15 at the age of 81. He had been in a Boston, MA, area nursing home for many months due to his inability to use his legs. Doctors would not operate, concerned of the affects on his heart, as he was aided by a pacemaker. A heart attack on August 8 sent him to the intensive care unit of Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, MA. Following treatment, he was removed from life support on August 18. He lived for more than a week through the help of the pacemaker. His wife Theresa has set up a fund seeking assistance in covering medical and other expenses. If you would like to make an offering, you may send donations to the Walter Killer Kowalski Memorial Fund, Citizens Bank, 876 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148.

Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas’ Luchagors will be performing at the Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre in Atlanta, GA, on August 31 at Noon. They will embark on a UK tour beginning September 5.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from August 29 at the Royston, GA, Gym. APW Owner Jerico Stone opened the show with two announcements: APW will name a #1 Contender to the Southern States Championship held by Shadow Jackson in a Mega-Rumble next week. The scheduled match between "Superstar" Aaron Lee and Chris King would not happen because Lee had a doctor's excuse. The match was made due to Lee's continuous interference in recent months while he's been out with an alleged broken arm. Royston Brawler beat Chris King with the Landslide. After the match, Lee added insult to injury by slapping King and ordering the Brawler to "Landslide" King twice more before Seth Delay made the save wielding a steel chair. APW Owner Jerico Stone made a match for next week pitting Kool Seth Delay & Chris King against The Royston Brawler & Aaron Lee. If Lee doe not compete, he will be fired. Seth Delay beat Dustin Michaels (with Kevin Duncan) to retain the North Georgia Championship. Friday Night Franchise (Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels) beat Chris Mayne & Brandon Parker (with Kevin Duncan) to retain the APW Tag Team Titles. Post-match, Mayne and Parker jumped the Franchise from behind. Michaels soon followed and all three members of Duncan's crew continued the attack. Finally, Kareem Abdul Jamar hit the ring, basketball in hand, and cleaned house, but the damage had been done, as the tag champs needed help to the back. In other results, Wild" Billy Buck defeated Darkness, Chris Damien & Bo Newsome defeated Strictnyn & Adam Mabry, Don Matthews defeated Danny Only and Kareem Abdul Jamar defeated Anthony Henry.

United States Wrestling Organization results from August 29 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn: Attendance was 52. Psycho Medic beat Lee Cross, Josh Crowe beat Shane Smalls and White Tiger in a 3-way when Crowe pinned Tiger, Bryan Casey beat Travis Starr, Justin Spade beat Cousin Jason X to win the USWO Jr. Championship. BUT, post-match, Spade turned face, announced that he was joining the Marines and gave the belt back to Jason, ATL Champion Andy Douglas vs Seven (with Charming Charles) went to a double countout when they brawled outside the ring. It was announced that next Friday Douglas would be facing a mystery opponent being brought in by Charming Charles. USWO Tag Team Champions Damien Payne & New York Gangster beat Quinton Quarisma & JC Crowe when Payne pinned Quarisma. Gary Valiant (with Miss Boogie) beat USWO Champion Jeremiah Plunkett by DQ when Plunkett used a chain.

Great Championship Wrestling has released the final version of the card for the Fred Ward Memorial on September 4 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex with the following additions: Sonny Siaki will issue an open challenge for David Young's replacement in the Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match. A stipulation has been added to the All or Nothing Match that is guaranteed to end to the 50/50 ownership of the company. If Micah Taylor & Diane Hewes win, Hewes gets 100% ownership, but if Johnny Swinger & Quentin Michaels win, Michaels gets full ownership. Merchants of Death will defend the GCW Tag Team Championship in a Hardcore match vs. "That 80's Guy" John Bogie & Kareem-Abdul Jamar.

The remainder of the card reads as follows: Bullrope match for the GCW Heavyweight Championship – Cru Jones vs. Bull Buchanan. First Blood match for the GCW Interstate Championship – J-Rod vs. Shaun Banks. Challenge match – Scotty Beach vs. Zero Tolerance (with Princeton Gainey III). If Beach wins, he gets 5 minutes in the ring with Princeton Gainey III. Bell time is 7:30pm. For advance tickets call 334-664-1780.

The Great American Wrestling Federation will be in Hosford, FL, on September 6. Bell time is at 8pm and all tickets are $10. Advertised: In the main event, GAWF Heavyweight Champion Buff Bagwell will take on "The Texas Outlaw" Todd Zane. More matches will be announced in the near future. GAWF has also announced events in Hosford for September 20, October 4, and October 18.

Full Throttle Wrestling returns to the Barn in Elkmont, AL, on Sept 9. Matches to be announced.

American Championship Wrestling will be at the Loxley Civic Center in Loxley, AL, on September 12. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is 7:00. Advertised: Percy Pringle III, better known as Paul Bearer, will take on his cousin Marcel Pringle in an arm wrestling match. The loser must wear a dress. Aeon Flexx & "Pringle's" New 7ft Giant vs. ACW champion Nathan Crown & Ryan Fury. More Matches to be Added. Tickets are $10. Kids 5 & under get in free.

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 30, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Clinstock defeated Paul Jones at 44:08 > George Tragos defeated Tom Marvin at 50:00

AUGUST 30, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) Notes: A scheduled card for this date was cancelled due to rain.

AUGUST 30, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) Notes: A scheduled card for this date was cancelled due to rain.

AUGUST 30, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Ward versus Red Dugan > Joe Wolfe versus Dink Almand > Wayne Coleman versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 30, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Mike Cassidy > Ted Bell versus Doc Poole > Jack Layden versus Paddy Nolan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 30, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Villmer and Don Lee wrestled to a draw > Joe Marsh defeated Tom Mahoney by disqualification > Al Massey defeated Ben Bennicasa > Dick Lever & Bibber McCoy defeated Jim Coffield & Jack Hader

AUGUST 30, 1950 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Karl Kowalski defeated Al Massey > Bill Steddum defeated Roy Mitchell > Gorgeous Gilpin defeated Jack Bloomfield

AUGUST 30, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack O’Reilly and Pierre DeGaulle wrestled to a draw > Chief Big Heart defeated Red Vagnone > Nick Carter defeated El Toro by disqualification > Jerry Graham defeated Don McIntyre (2-1)

AUGUST 30, 1954 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK COMPANY (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele versus Red McIntyre > Texas Death Match: Jack Dillon versus Tex Riley / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 30, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Blassie versus Eddie Gossett > Art Nelson versus Bobby Weaver > Don & Red McIntyre versus Bull Curry & the Zebra Kid / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 30, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Edouard Carpentier* defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Edouard Carpentier had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Lou Thesz on June 14, 1957, in Chicago, IL, when Thesz injured his back and could not finish the match.

AUGUST 30, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Reid defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Johnny Reid & Guy Mitchell defeated Jack Dillon & Gypsy Joe > No DQ Match: Marco Polo defeated Ivan Zukoff

AUGUST 30, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Lenny Montana > Gypsy Joe defeated Bill Dromo > Handicap Match: Chief Little Eagle defeated Carlos Mendoza & Tito Kopa > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & Tarzan Tyler > Don McIntyre defeated Saul Weingeroff / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. The program we have for this card reported that the National Wrestling Alliance ordered the match between Don McIntyre and Saul Weingeroff. It also made mention that the annual NWA convention was held the previous week, with McIntyre in attendance to represent the Atlanta office.

AUGUST 30, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran and Choo-Choo Lynn wrestled to a draw > Roger Kirby defeated Johnny Heidman > Dick Steinborn & Greg Peterson defeated Butcher Vachon & the Golden Terror by disqualification

AUGUST 30, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker & Silento Rodriguez and Tank Morgan & Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Handicap Match: Louie Tillet defeated the Rising Suns > Ray Gunkel defeated Guillotine Gordon > Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard > Leo Garibaldi defeated Jack Crawford > The Professional defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler & Brute Bernard. There were two referees for the match between Leo Garibaldi and Jack Crawford. In the program for this card, it was mentioned that Gene Kiniski believes the Professional is Bruno Sammartino under a mask. It was announced that Jim Starr would be wrestling on the card on September 6, 1968, and that Bob Boyer would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

AUGUST 30, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Assassins defeated Chati Yokuchi & Mr. Ito > Mario Galento defeated Gorilla Marconi > Super Assailant #1 defeated Billy Spears / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. It was announced the Super Assassins were now to be called the Super Assailants. Mario Galento managed the Super Assailants.

AUGUST 30, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Stamp and Jack Welch wrestled to a draw > Roger Kirby defeated Steve Keirn > Tom Jones & Prince Pullins defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > Midget World Title Match: Little Tokyo* defeated Little Bobo > Harley Race defeated Bill Dromo > Buddy Colt defeated Don Muraco > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

AUGUST 30, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gino Hernandez defeated Jim Lancaster > Roberto Soto and Stan Stasiak wrestled to a draw > Midget Match: Little Bobo defeated Little Tokyo > The Black Bombers defeated Jimmy & Johnny Valiant > Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #2

AUGUST 30, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raul Mata versus the Avenger > Richard Blood versus Bill White > Ken Dillinger versus Steven Little Bear > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson > Tony Atlas versus Pak Song / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 30, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ernie Ladd versus Bob Armstrong > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* versus Ray Candy > Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

AUGUST 30, 1981 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Wells versus the Masked Superstar > Bruiser Brody versus Andre the Giant > Michael Hayes & Tommy Rich versus Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

AUGUST 30, 1982 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich > The Iron Sheik defeated Johnny Rich > Matt Borne defeated Brad Armstrong > Paul Orndorff defeated the Super Destroyer > The Wild Samoans defeated the Freebirds / Notes: Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans.

AUGUST 30, 1987 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Jim Crockett – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Basher and the Italian Stallion wrestled to a draw > Teijo Khan defeated Denny Brown > Barry Windham defeated Manny Fernandez > Nikita Koloff defeated Sean Royal > Barry Windham & Michael Hayes versus the Midnight Express ruled a no contest > Jimmy Garvin defeated Ivan Koloff > Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors defeated Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger / Notes: It was reported that 9,000 were in attendance for this card.

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.