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Tuesday, September 2, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Geneva Arena in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 24, 2009. Tickets go on sale on September 12.

The event WWE had scheduled for October 17 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, has been cancelled.

As we reported yesterday, Shawn Michaels was injured at Sunday’s RAW tapings in St. Louis, MO, while participating in the signing of the Unforgiven main event angle with Chris Jericho and Lance Cade. Michaels was to have the torn triceps evaluated Monday, but we have not yet received word on his status. However, Michaels has promised he will be ready for the PPV event on September 7.

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.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Todd Champion (48) and Tracy Smothers (46).

Today in Memoriam: Ric Carter (44, 2006).

Dave Meltzer is reporting that Steve Williams, at 48, has decided to retire from the ring. Williams was recently released from a hospital and is recovering from hernia surgery.

Brian Blair will represent the Republican party in November for the Hillsborough County Commissioner’s seat.

Ring Warriors Elite results from “Eruption” on August 31 at Club Industry in Walterboro, SC: Cali Casanova & Brandon Paradise defeated America's Most Lethal. Bobby "The Inferno" Cook and Brett Taylor fought to a No Contest. Big Game James & Hans Baumgartner defeated Hysteria & Kevin Kurgan. Jeremy Cruz defeated Hexxon. Jeremy Bonebrake defeated Ben Bryant to win the RWE Southeastern Championship. D.I.E. defeated Darkness & Vincent Chambers in a Street Fight. L-Train defeated K.G.B. for the 1 Contendership Spot for the RWE World Title. Solitude defeated Muzzle in a Dog Collar Match. Matt Crosby defeated James Hunter to win the RWE World Title.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling returns to the Event Center in Columbus, GA, on September 5 for "Collision Course," their first DVD taping. Advertised matches include Thomas Britain & Simon Sermon vs. Josh Stone & Jake Slater, Chris Stevens vs. Deathrow with the winner advancing to a the main event, Bulldog Raines vs. Vordell Walker in a dog collar match, Rob Adonis vs. Frankie Valentine in a return challenge match, Southside Trash vs. the original Rock 'n Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson for the PTPW tag team titles, Champion Colt Derringer vs. Elix Skipper vs. the winner of Chris Stevens/Deathrow in a 3-way elimination match for the PTPW Heavyweight Title. Jerry Lawler will be in action for PTPW on September 12. Lawler will also be making personal appearances around Columbus that day.

Alternative Pro Wrestling returns to action on September 5 at the Royston (GA) Gym with a Mega Rumble to determine the number one contender for the Anarchy Heavyweight Title held by Shadow Jackson, The Royston Brawler & Aaron Lee vs. Seth Delay & Chris King and Brandon Parker & Dustin Michaels & vs. Friday Night Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells) & Kareem Abdul Jamar. Bell time is 8:15.

Florida Championship Wrestling has announced an event to take place at the Lee County Civic Center in Fort Myers, FL, on November 15. The venue has a capacity of 7,800.

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.


SEPTEMBER 2, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Mike Nazarian defeated Billy McEwen (2-0) > Boxing Match: Yusef Hussane defeated Lon Chaney by KO in sixth round

SEPTEMBER 2, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Layden versus Dutch Wyman > Paddy Nolan defeated Ted Bell (2-0) > Women’s Match: Dolly Dalton versus Joan Rogers / Notes: Aside from the match between Paddy Nolan and Ted Bell, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Lever defeated Roy Welch > Carlos Rodriguez and Ralph Garibaldi wrestled to a draw > The Black Menace defeated John Carlin > Johnny Long & Don McIntyre defeated Tom Mahoney & Babe Zaharias

SEPTEMBER 2, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Cowboy Carlson defeated Dizzy Davis; Wild Red Berry defeated Farmer Jones; Roy Shire defeated Danny O’Shocker; Red McIntyre defeated Eddie Gossett; Berry defeated Carlson; Shire defeated McIntyre; Berry defeated Shire to win tournament / Notes: It is unclear as to what the reason was for this tournament. It may have been to determine a contender to set up a match with the Southern Heavyweight Champion on September 9, 1955. Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1956 (SUNDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WRDW STUDIOS (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Raines versus Chief Big Heart > Jerry Graham versus Rocky Columbo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Apparently local television was being done at this time in Augusta, although it has been reported that they previously were receiving the program shot in Atlanta, and also would be later as well. Currently, WRDW out of Augusta is found on Channel 12 and is a CBS affiliate.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Melby versus Bob Langevin > Ray Gunkel versus the Black Demon > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Edouard Carpentier* versus Kurt Von Brawner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. 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.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Nelson & Mickey Blassie versus Dick Steinborn & George Drake > Jack Curtis versus Hans Schmidt > Blood Match: Johnny Weaver versus the Mighty Yankee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Cora Combs defeated Sherri Lee > Joe Scarpa defeated Rube Wright > Chief Little Eagle defeated Tito Kopa > Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler defeated Bill Dromo & Tim Geohagen

SEPTEMBER 2, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Kirby & Greg Peterson defeated the Red Raiders by disqualification > Ray Gunkel defeated the Golden Terror by disqualification > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Johnny Heidman & Chico Cortez > Buddy Fuller defeated Brute Morgan > Louie Tillet defeated Dick Steinborn > Butcher Vachon defeated Mario Galento by disqualification / Notes: Brute Morgan substituted for Tito Carreon in the match with Buddy Fuller. The match between Butcher Vachon and Mario Galento was billed as a “Battle of the Hangman Holds”. The program for this card features an article regarding Lou Thesz making a comeback to the ring.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Salvadore Dominguez > Tony Romano and Billy Spears wrestled to a draw > Choo-Choo Lynn, Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Mario Galento & the Super Assailants / Notes: It was reported that 2,812 were in attendance for this card. Mario Galento managed the Super Assailants.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Griffin defeated Steve Kyle > George McCreery defeated Bobcat Brown > Sonny King defeated the Masked Raider > Bobby Duncum defeated Bill Malone > Toru Tanaka defeated Mike McCord > Jerry Brisco & Dusty Rhodes defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: Gary Hart managed Toru Tanaka, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage defeated Jerry Stubbs > Tommy Rich & Steven Little Bear defeated Bill White & Jacques Goulet > The Executioner defeated Richard Blood > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Steve Keirn > Pak Song defeated Dino Bravo > Dick Slater versus Tony Atlas ruled a no contest > Lights Out Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ernie Ladd defeated Bill Irwin > Jerry Brisco defeated Ken Dillinger > Sonny King defeated Ted Allen > Ole Anderson, Ivan Koloff & Stan Hansen defeated Steve Regal, Jerry Stubbs & Pez Whatley > The French Angel defeated Dennis Hall / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1984 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Steve Starr defeated Dale Veasey > Tom Shaft defeated the Italian Stallion > The Masked Superstar defeated 666 > Jerry Oates & Tim Horner defeated the Hollywood Blonds > NWA World Television Title Match: Bob Roop* defeated Brad Armstrong > National Heavyweight Title Match: Ted DiBiase* defeated Tim Horner

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.