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Saturday, September 6, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment will be at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena in Jamestown, NY, for a tri-branded show. Advertised: Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy, Mark Henry, Tony Atlas, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston, Triple H, the Big Show, CM Punk, MVP, Kane, Carlito, and the Great Khali. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWE results from the tri-branded event at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, on September 5: Evan Bourne over Chavo Guerrero; Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix over Kofi Kingston & Kelly Kelly, to retain the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight and Women’s Titles, respectively; Primo Colon over William Regal; Shelton Benjamin over Ron Killings and Carlito in a three-way to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Cryme Tyme to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Mark Henry over Matt Hardy with help from Tony Atlas to retain the ECW Heavyweight Title; and Rey Mysterio, Triple H & the Big Show over Kane, MVP & the Great Khali.

Total Nonstop Action will be at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in Manhattan, NY, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title in a four-way match against Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, and Booker T; Beer Money, Inc., with Jacqueline, defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Team 3D; and Petey Williams defends the TNA X Division Title against Consequences Creed. Also on the bill are Jay Lethal, Eric Young, Traci Brooks; Johnny Devine, Roxxi Laveaux, Sonjay Dutt, Rhino, Abyss, and Awesome Kong. Bell time is 7:00 PM.

TNA results from the Capitol One Bank Theater in Westbury, NY, on September 5: Jay Lethal over Sonjay Dutt; Petey Williams over Consequences Creed; Beer Money, Inc., over Eric Young & Johnny Devine; Christian Cage over Booker T; Team 3D over Abyss & Rhino in a tables match; and Samoa Joe over Kurt Angle to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title.

Mick Foley was at the show in Westbury. Although it is not set in stone, one source says we shouldn’t expect Foley to become involved in a major way before the No Surrender PPV.

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s UFC 88 takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, tonight for a live PPV, beginning at 7:00 PM. Advertised: Chuck Liddell versus Rashad Evans; Rich Franklin versus Matt Hamill; Dan Henderson versus Rousimar Palhares; Martin Kampmann versus Nate Marquardt; Matt Brown versus Dong Hyun Kim; Kurt Pellegrino versus Thiago Tavares; Michael Patt versus Tim Boetsch; Jason MacDonald versus Jason Lambert; and Roan Carneiro versus Ryo Chonan.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Steve Hummer posted an article previewing tonight’s UFC event. Click here for the story.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, tonight with another international television taping. The advertised card includes an NWA Anarchy Title Match: Iceberg (c) (with the Reverend) vs. Shadow Jackson, an NWA Anarchy Television Title Match: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Mr. Rob Adonis (with Jeremy Vain), Greg Hunters chats with the new NWA Anarchy Tag Team Champions, New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters), Jeff G. Bailey has vowed that the former champions, the NWA Elite (Shatter & Kimo) will make their presence known, "The Obsession" Caleb Konley vs. "The Attraction" Hayden Young, Jay Clinton & Jeff Lewis vs. Bo Newsome & Don Matthews, a Young Lion's Division Match and all of the usual suspects: NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer, Ace Rockwell, Devil's Rejects with the Reverend, Chad Parham & Seth Delay, Hollywood Brunettes, The Technicians and Brodie Chase & Melissa Coates. Bell time is 8pm.

NAWA Ring Champions has announced that comedian Al Ernst, "The E-Man" will be the master of ceremonies for tonight’s 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.

The Georgia Christian Wrestling Federation will be having an event at The Cedartown Boys & Girls Club in Cedartown, GA, tonight. The special guest will be "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff. Also making a guest appearance will be Erik Watts and from America's Got Talent, Holly Hardin. Advertised: Darryll Hall vs. Billy Havoc. Jay Bird & Fast Eddie vs. Texas Ranger. For the GCWF Featherweight championship, Devon Diamond vs. London Cross. "Hott Stuff" Brian Slater & a mystery partner vs. GCWF Heavyweight champion JJ Grizzly & "The Jesus Freak" Chip Zoe. Tickets are $10 ringside and $5 general. Advance tickets can be purchased at The Cedartown Boys & Girls Club for $8 ringside & $4 general. Belltime is at 7:30. For more information call (706) 388-0645. This just added: Former WWE, WCW and AWA star Mr Hughes will be part of the event selling t-shirts and greeting guests.

Total Championship Wrestling returns to Douglasville, GA, at the National Guard Armory tonight. 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. 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.

Southern States Championship Wrestling returns tonight to the Enigma Gym on Highway 82 East in Enigma, GA, 10 miles east of Tifton. Tickets are $2.00.

Pro Wrestling Fusion presents "Mass Destruction" tonight at the PAL Center in Fort Pierce, FL. Doors open at 7:30pm and bell time will be at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the PWF website at $20 ringside, $10 general admission. For more information, call 772.224.9332. Advertised: In the main event, The Sheik will defend the PWF Heavyweight Championship against Meng in a Falls Count Anywhere match. In the semi-main event, Chris Jones will defend the PWF Luchadore Championship against Chris Gray. In a hair versus mask match, Francisco Ciatso w/ The Double Deuce Social Club: Amy Vitale & “BIG” Pete Cannon will take on King Kong Fu. In tag team action The Lifeguards will take on the Dark City Fight Club. C.J. O’Doyle will take on Jerrelle Clark in the opening contest. Also scheduled to appear: Steve Madison, Freedom Ryder, GIANT Dante, Ring Announcer Shannon Rose & The Fusion Bombs.

Championsship Wrestling returns home to Kingsport, TN, tonight at 8:00 PM at the National Guard Armory on West Stone Drive. The advertised lineup is as follows: In a $10,000 Bounty Match, Tony "The Dragon" Givens & Ricky Morton vs. The 420 Hit Squad (Adam York & The Jin) (AWA Heavyweight Champion Brian Logan has put a $10K bounty up for anyone that can take Givens out by November 1), Tag Team Challenge: "High Risk" Robbie Cassidy & "Young Gun" Cody Ices vs. National Heavyweight Champion, Alyx Winters & Mr. Bolo (with John Hawkins), US Tag Team Title Match: The Hick Hop Express (Beau James & Moe Jenkins with Misty James) (c) vs.KMF Inc. (Big Steve Fury & Chris Richards with John Hawkins), CW Television Title Match: Wayne Adkins (c) vs. "The Real Deal" Chase Owens (with John Hawkins). Tickets are $10 for front row and $8 general admission.

The Great American Wrestling Federation will be in Hosford, FL, tonight. 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.

The American Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in Chipley, FL, tonight. Bell time is at 8pm. Advertised: "Adorable" Adrian Street vs. a mystery opponent, AWF Championship: Mr. Fantasy vs. Aaron Idol, AWF Tag Team Championship: The Assassins (c) vs. Terry Ryker & Trooper, Special Challenge Billy Goat Match: Dirty Larry Brock vs. Ken Curtis. More matches to be announced. Tickets are $8 at the door, $6 advanced purchase, $4 for children ages 6-12, and under 6 get in free. For more information, call 850.638.7183. Proceeds for this event go to The Friends Of The Disabled.

Dirty South Pro Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Brewton, AL tonight. Advertised: Man God CzR, Gino Galento & Col. Tex Galento vs. Marcus Garrett, The Rebel & Silver Fox Bobby Wilson. The winning manager will receive $500. In a handicap ladder match, Romeo vs. The Minister & Deacon Stone. "Hot Stuff" Heathy P will be the special referee. Cruiserweight title match, Kage vs. David Prime. DSPW Championship match, JT Angel vs. DJ Durst. Mike Metal vs. AWOL. More matches to be added. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is 7:30. For more information call (850) 287-4612.

Champions With Attitudes will be at the Harleyville Community Center in Harleyville, SC, tonight. The doors will open at 6:00 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:30. Tickets are $10. Children 3 and under get in free of charge.

High Velocity Wrestling will be at HVW Arena in Hendersonville, NC, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $8. $5 for Children 8 and under.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Low Ki (29), Jillian Hall (28), and Wendi Richter.

Today in Memoriam: Leroy Brown (38, 1988), Emilio Charles (70, 1994), and Tamba (51, 2001).

Prime Time Pro Wrestling ran a show entitled “Collision Course” last night in Columbus, GA. It was their fourth weekly show since taking over the old GCW building and their first DVD taping. Rob Adonis beat Frankie Valentine in 4:27. Chris Stevens beat Deathrow (with J. P. Money) in 8:24 to advance to a three-way for the PTPW Heavyweight Championship. Jake Slater & Josh Stone beat Southside Trash (Rowdy & Raunchy) to win the PTWP Tag Team Titles in 6:50. Vordell Walker beat Bulldog Raines in a Dog Collar Match in 7:45. Rock ‘n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) beat Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain in 9:57. Colt Derringer beat Elix Skipper and Chris Stevens in an elimination match to retain the PTPW Heavyweight Title in 13:14. Click here for a full report.

The results for the free wrestling show that was part of the Relay of Life in Carterville, GA, on September 5 are as follows. Seth Cruise defeats "Spanky" Chris Emerson. Chris Lightning & Chris Ganz defeats Kid Ego & Scott Prater. Terry Lawler & Air Paris w/Spanky Emerson defeats Mark Pain & John Arden. The Nightmare defeats Kyle Matthews. "Spanky" Chris Emerson wins the battle royal.

The New Frontier Wrestling Association has reported that all upcoming NFWA dates have been canceled until the company can find a new location to run shows. The regular NFWA location, the Franklin National Guard Armory, recently decided to no longer allow wrestling events to be held there.

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 6, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Charlie Young versus Speedy Baker > Pat O’Brien versus Glover Powell > Glenn Cowan versus Red Dugan > Eddie Stecher versus Harry Nixon / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > John Steele versus Smitty Anderson > Alex Headlin defeated Chippewa Charlie > Ripper Reeves versus Tiger Black / Notes: No complete documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Charlie Norman versus Bill Ward > Emilio Firpo versus Honey Boy Hackney > Son Almand versus Young Sampson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Dutch Wyman versus Son Almand > Sammy Miller versus Buck Lawson > Jack Layden versus Paddy Nolan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre DeGaulle defeated Red Vagnone > Allan Garfield defeated Red McIntyre > Nick Carter defeated El Toro > Jerry Graham defeated Don McIntyre (1-0) / Notes: Jerry Graham was declared the winner of his match when Don McIntyre was deemed unable to continue.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack O’Brien and Bobby Weaver wrestled to a draw > Cyclone Anaya defeated Jack Dillon > The Zebra Kid defeated Eddie Gossett by disqualification > World Tag Team Title Match: Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson* defeated Bull Curry & the Zebra Kid / Notes: Eddie Gossett & Art Nelson had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Don & Red McIntyre on August 24, 1956, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1956 (THURSDAY) – TIFTON, GA – TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rip Hawk defeated Rocky Columbo (2-0) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Tom Drake defeated Freddie Blassie* by disqualification / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Red McIntyre on November 25, 1955, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel defeated Bob Langevin > Bill Melby defeated Gino Angelo > Kurt Von Brawner defeated Tarzan White > NWA World Heavyweight Title (No DQ): Edouard Carpentier* defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: It was reported that 6,000 were in attendance for this card. 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. There was no referee for the match between Carpentier and Freddie Blassie, but it was stopped due to excessive bleeding by Blassie.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Boris & Nicoli Volkoff defeated Don McClarty & George Drake > Bill Dromo defeated Hans Schmidt by disqualification

SEPTEMBER 6, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Country Plowboy defeated Jack Dillon at 2:00 > Johnny Reid defeated the Masked Phantom (2) by disqualification > Guy Mitchell, Marco Polo & the Country Plowboy defeated Ivan Zukoff, Gypsy Joe & the Masked Phantom (2)

SEPTEMBER 6, 1962 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Godoy defeated Guy Taylor > Chief Little Eagle defeated Miguel Torres > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* and Chief Crazy Horse wrestled to a draw / Notes: It was reported that 1,200 were in attendance for this card. Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Tito Kopa > Chief Little Eagle defeated Billy Hines > Women’s Southern Title Match: Cora Combs* defeated Sherri Lee > Joe Scarpa defeated Bill Dromo > World Tag Team Title Match: Kurt & Karl Von Brauner* and Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler wrestled to a draw / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner. It is unclear at this time how Cora Combs came to be recognized as Women’s Southern Champion. The last reference we have shows Judy Grable defending the title against Rita Cortez on March 20, 1961, in Augusta. The Von Brauners had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since August 2, 1963. In the program for this card, there is a mention of the recent passing of Jim Wright, who died on August 2, 1963, and Bulldog Lawley. Also in the program, Weingeroff announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States, running on the National Culture party ticket. He claimed that if he should win he would force schools to teach the German language; have the Von Brauners appointed to head a new cabinet position, the Physical Fitness Department; force all men to shave their heads; and all male wrestling fans would be forced to wear coats and ties, whereas the women would have to wear evening gowns. It was announced that Marcel Semard would be wrestling Pee Wee Lopez on the card on September 20, 1963.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran and Brute Morgan wrestled to a draw > Roger Kirby defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification > Greg Peterson defeated Chico Cortez by disqualification > The Golden Terror defeated Jim Osborne by disqualification

SEPTEMBER 6, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD SPEEDWAY [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer defeated Joe Turco > Ricky Hunter defeated Pepe Gomez > Johnny Walker & Bill Dromo defeated Guillotine Gordon & Bozo Brown > Jim Starr versus Mario Galento ruled a no contest > The Professional defeated Louie Tillet > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Alberto & Ramon Torres* to win title / Notes: Alberto & Ramon Torres had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol to win a tournament final on July 5, 1968, in Atlanta. The program for this card featured an advertisement with Ramon Torres looking to sell his 1967 Cadillac. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling the Professional on the card on September 13, 1968, and that Paul DeMarco would be wrestling on the same card.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Fuller defeated Tony Romano > Tex McKenzie defeated Tony Nero > Joe Scarpa & Leo Garibaldi defeated Paul DeMarco & Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Jack Welch > Mike McCord defeated Roger Kirby > Ron & Terry Garvin defeated Dennis Stamp & Steve Keirn > Harley Race defeated Prince Pullins > Andre the Giant defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1975 (SATURDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sonny King defeated Steve Kyle > Bob Griffin defeated Bearcat Brown > Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji defeated Bob Backlund & Mike Stallings > Battle Royal: Jerry Brisco (Winner) > Texas Bullrope Match: Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Jerry Brisco / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $5,000. Gary Hart managed Mr. Fuji, Toru Tanaka, and Bob Orton, Jr.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gino Hernandez versus Killer Brooks > Stan Stasiak versus Jerry Oates > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant versus the Black Bombers > I Quit Match: Dick Slater versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Jos LeDuc versus Pak Song / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage versus Bill Dromo > Richard Blood versus Steven Little Bear > Raul Mata versus the Executioner > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas versus Gene Anderson & Pak Song > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater* versus Dino Bravo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ernie Ladd versus Bill Dromo > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

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.