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Tuesday, September 9, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, tonight.

WWE’s No Mercy PPV will be broadcast live from the Rose Garden in Portland, OR, on October 5. Advertised: Beth Phoenix defends the WWE Women’s Title against Candice Michelle.

Full Throttle Wrestling will be at The Barn in Elkmont, AL, tonight. Advertised: Orion Bishop will be defending the FTW championship against Shaun Peete. In a FTW tag title match, Joey Lightning & The INHuman Fly defends against Mr Blur & The Other Guy. Jeremy Flynt vs. Insane Lane. Chrisjen Hayme vs. Freak Show. "Furious" Phil Wilson vs. "The Real" Charlie Swinger. "The Soulcrusher" Mike Titan vs. Josh Hendrix.

Today in Memoriam: Leroy McGuirk (78, 1988) and Johnny Kace (66, 1992).

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship star Evan Tanner was found dead on Monday. Tanner, 37, had disappeared Friday and had written on his website that he planned on going “so deep into the desert than any failure of my equipment could cost me my life.” He reportedly sent friends a text message on Thursday noting he had “run out of water as well as gas for his motorcycle.” Tanner had left home on a camping trip last week. It is believed he was trying to reach the next town on foot before he apparently died from 114ºF temperatures.

Bob Leo, an independent wrestler known as Killer Kowalski, Jr., passed away at the age of 44 on September 5.

We reported yesterday that Ric Flair’s daughter Ashley was arrested in a confrontation with an unidentified male that resulted in Flair being “bloodied and bruised.” It has been confirmed that the male was Ashley’s boyfriend, and he was the one who assaulted Flair. Still, Ashley is facing charges of resisting, delaying, and obstructing an officer, actions which resulted in officers using a taser on her. Flair did not press charges and declined medical treatment.

Kurt Angle, who was arrested last September for alleged drunken driving, was found not guilty in a non-jury trial today in Pittsburgh, PA. Although police claimed he failed field sobriety tests, by the time they were able to track him down at home, the judge believed enough time had passed to raise questions as to what time frame he had been consuming alcohol. Angle told an interviewer for WPXI TV that the incident has changed his life. “I regret it. It's something that, you know, I didn't do anything wrong, “said Angle. “The law tries to turn around and get you. Maybe because you're a celebrity, maybe not.”

“The Wrestler,” a film starring Mickey Rourke that follows a former professional wrestling star who has been reduced to making ends meet on the independent wrestling circuit, was picked up Monday by Fox Searchlight for U.S. distribution. The film, co-starring Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood, won the award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on September 5th and drew raves at the Toronto International Film Festival this past Sunday. “The Wrestler” will make an appearance at the New York Film Festival on October 12th. Not to be confused with the 1974 movie of the same name starring Ed Asner and scores of wrestlers such as Dusty Rhodes and Dick Murdoch, “The Wrestler” features pro wrestlers Ernest Miller and Ron Killings. Scheduled for a December release, “The Wrestler” is already being touted as a possible Academy Awards contender.

Championsship Wrestling returns to Greeneville, TN, September 13 at the Eastview Rec Center on Benard Ave. Bell time is at 8:00 PM. The advertised card is as follows: $25,000 Bounty Match: Tony Givens & Robbie Cassidy vs. The 420 Hit Squad (Adam York & The Jin), Tag Team Challenge: National Heavyweight Champion, Alyx Winters & CW Television Champion, Chase Owens vs. "Handsome" Beau James & "Sensational" Wayne Adkins, Plus "Notorious" Nick Hammonds, Moe Jenkins, "Young Gun" Cody Ices and ECW Star, ECW Money.

The Future Wrestling Federation has a show on September 19 at the Hoop for Life in Carl, GA. Advertised: Leatherface, Terry Lawler, Micah Taylor, Cru Jones, Jamie Holmes, FWF US champion DeMarco Knight, TA Stanton, Brandon Kage, FWF Cruiserweight champion Jamie Dean, "Vicious" Vic Roze, and The Unholy Alliance w/Father John. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Doors open at 8 and bell time is 8:30.

Raven will be appearing back-to-back nights for Showtime All-Star Wrestling on September 19 and 20 at The SAW Mill in Millersville, TN. Located at 1214 B Louisville Highway, the SAW Mill is just three miles from the Rivergate exit on I-65. Both events begin at 8 PM, and tickets for each night are $10.00, with two night passes available for $15.00. Both events will be taped, and in addition to Raven, SAW will also feature Kid Kash, Chase Stevens, David Young, The A Team, Rachel Worthington, and High Society, among others.

The Georgia Christian Wrestling Federation will be at the Boys & Girls Club in Rome, GA, on October 18. Advertised: The special guest will be WWE ECW General Manager, Theodore Long. For the GCWF Heavyweight championship, JJ Grizzly defends vs. The All Star. In a GCWF tag title match, The Texas Rangers vs. The Gangsta Nation. In a GCWF Featherweight title match, London Cross defends vs. Billy Havoc. Mr Hughes vs. A mystery opponent. "Hott Stuff" Brian Slater & Fast Freddie vs. Jay Bird. Also scheduled are Darryll Hall, Big Will, and "Young Gun" JL Kyle. Tickets are $10 ringside and $5 general. Bell time is 7:30.

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 9, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Glenn Cowan versus Emilio Firpo > Ripper Reeves versus Honey Boy Hackney > Bill Crussell versus Joe Wolfe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Jack LaRue versus Jack Ross > Mike Nazarian versus Charlie Layden / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Mike Cassidy versus Son Almand > Bob Anderson versus Bad Boy Brown > Tiger Long defeated Paddy Nolan by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Tiger Long and Paddy Nolan, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long defeated Jack Hader > Ralph Garibaldi defeated Carlos Rodriguez > Danny Dusek defeated Tom Mahoney > Dick Lever & Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias & the Black Menace

SEPTEMBER 9, 1950 (SATURDAY) – DECATUR, GA – DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Pat O’Hara versus Bill Steddum > Al Massey & Jack Coulter versus Barefoot Ballard & Karl Kowalski / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1954 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta versus Tokyo Joe > Allan Garfield versus Pierre DeGaulle > Nick Carter versus El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andre Drapp and Tokyo Joe wrestled to a draw > Whitey Whittler defeated Chet Wallick > Andre Drapp & Cowboy Carlson defeated Roy Shire & Tokyo Joe > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Wild Red Berry / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on August 26, 1955, in Atlanta. Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Ramona Teselle and Rose Roman wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Bill Melby defeated Freddie Blassie (2-1) > Ray Gunkel defeated Fritz Von Brawner by disqualification

SEPTEMBER 9, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn & Bill Dromo defeated Roy Nelson & Red Dugan > Hans Schmidt defeated George Drake > The Mighty Yankee defeated Johnny Weaver / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson. Penny Banner was the special referee for the match between Johnny Weaver and the Mighty Yankee.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Tito Kopa > Loser Leaves Match: Tarzan Tyler defeated Bill Dromo > Chief Little Eagle defeated Saul Weingeroff > Joe Scarpa & Derrell Cochran defeated Kurt & Karl Von Brauner by disqualification / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1965 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer versus the Mongolian > Nick Kozak versus Dutch Savage > Dick Dunn versus Wildman Phillips / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Red Raiders defeated Roger Kirby & Greg Peterson > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Johnny Heidman & Brute Morgan > Mario Galento defeated Chico Cortez > Ray Gunkel defeated the Golden Terror > Louie Tillet defeated Buddy Fuller > Butcher Vachon defeated Eddie Graham

SEPTEMBER 9, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter and Ike Eakins wrestled to a draw > Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Bill Dromo & Enrique Torres > Louie Tillet defeated Bob Nandor / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran and Tony Nero wrestled to a draw > Vincent Lopez defeated Billy Spears > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated the Super Assailants > Wire Fence Match: Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Mario Galento / Notes: Mario Galento managed the Super Assailants.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ox Baker defeated George Grant > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner defeated Nick Russo & Argentina Apollo > Jesse James defeated Rocket Monroe by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sonny King defeated Steve Kyle > Brute Bernard defeated Bobby Duncum by disqualification > Tony Garea & Dean Ho defeated Bill Malone & George McCreery > Les Thornton defeated Toru Tanaka > Jerry Brisco & Dusty Rhodes defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: Les Thornton substituted for Mike McCord in the match with Toru Tanaka. Bobby Duncum was the special referee and Gary Hart was handcuffed to the top ring rope during the match between Jerry Brisco & Dusty Rhodes defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. Hart managed Brute Bernard, Tanaka, Slater and Orton, Jr.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Richard Blood & Steven Little Bear defeated Dick Slater & Jacques Goulet; Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Don Kernodle & Dino Bravo; Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Dusty Rhodes & Thunderbolt Patterson; Pak Song & the Executioner defeated Randy Savage & Bill White; Rich & Atlas defeated Blood & Little Bear; Song & Executioner defeated the Andersons; Rich & Atlas defeated Song & Executioner to win title / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Dick Slater, Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Ole Anderson, Stan Hansen & Ivan Koloff > Dick Slater defeated the Offender > Ernie Ladd defeated Sandy Ellis > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Len Denton > Tape: Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Pete Austin & Mr. Saito > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Ted Allen & Pez Whatley > Stan Hansen defeated Billy Starr / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carl Fergie versus Ricky Fields > Randy Tyler versus Rick Oliver > Stan Hansen versus Luke Graham > Abdullah the Butcher versus the Sheik > Ole Anderson & Ernie Ladd versus Tommy Rich & the Crusher > Title versus Title Match: Killer Karl Kox versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Killer Karl Kox defended the Georgia Heavyweight Title against the North American Heavyweight Title held by Mr. Wrestling #2. Bobby Heenan managed Kox.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1984 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Jerry Oates defeated the Italian Stallion > The Hollywood Blonds defeated Tony Atlas & Tim Horner > Brad Armstrong defeated Paul Ellering > Jimmy Valiant defeated Austin Idol > Indian Strap Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Ted DiBiase by disqualification > Round Robin Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Stan Hansen and the Masked Superstar > Cage Match: Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts / Notes: The Italian Stallion substituted for 666in the match with Jerry Oates.

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.