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Monday, September 22, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


Georgia Wrestling History’s Thomas Bugg attended Ring of Honor’s event in Philadelphia, PA, on September 20. He joined Rich Tate Sunday night to talk about the event from his perspective. Click here to listen.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH, tonight. Advertised: John Morris & the Miz versus Cryme Tyme.

The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Anderson Arena in Bowling Green, KY.

The WWE event that had been scheduled for Fort Myers, FL, on January 4, which had been postponed from December 21, has now been postponed again, but no date has been set at this time.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Ole Anderson (66) and Bob Sapp (34).

Today in Memoriam: Charro Aguayo (67, 1963), Stanislaus Zbyszko (88, 1967), Toshikuni Matsunaga (57, 2002), and Ray Traylor (42, 2004).

Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

Alan Wojcik recently interviewed Bruce Santee and Kory Chavis. Click here for interesting conversations he had with Santee and here for Chavis.

Mike Mooneyham has posted an article with his thoughts on the recent incident with Jake Roberts, who seems to have relapsed following a stint in rehab earlier this year at the expense of WWE. Click here for the piece.

This week on Alternative Pro Wrestling’s “Aftershock”: Words from "The Sin City Saint" Brandon Parker, the self-proclaimed fastest rising star in APW...We hear from Stryknyn & Danny Only, in APW to wreck shop and cause as much violence as humanly possible...promo by the "Backcourt Bandit" Kareem Abdul Jamar...Seth Delay plays mind games with Shadow Jackson to egg on his doubts about Billy Buck...Highlights of Austin Creed & Chris King vs. Seth Delay & Royston Brawler...Highlights from Buck & Jackson vs. Stryknyn & Only...Post-match: problems between Jackson & Buck escalate...King gets the rub and cuts a promo for his number one contender's match against Aaron Lee next week. Click here for the show.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the September 13 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

NWA Anarchy results from the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on September 20: J. T. Talent beat Malachi in 5:40. The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith) beat Hollywood Brunettes (Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander) in 9:23 when Alexander submitted to Smith’s cross armbreaker. Brodie Chase beat Christy Turner & Crystal Rose in 7:04. Slim J and Adrian Hawkins were the co-winners of the Young Lion’s Mega Rumble in 10:35. Shaun Tempers (with The Reverend) beat Sal Rinauro in 10:46. The Dynamic Duo (Chad Parham & Seth Delay) beat Outlaw & Norris in 6:23. Ace Rockwell beat Jessco Blue in 3:03. Devil’s Rejects (Iceberg & Azrael with The Reverend) defeated Shadow Jackson & Mikal Judas in 12:23 when Iceberg pinned Jackson. Click here for a full report from Larry Goodman.

A crowd of 156 gathered at the Bremen Rec Center on September 20 for a Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling event in Bremen, GA. The main event between Colt Derringer & Josh Stone vs. Brad Armstrong & Bulldog Raines went to a double countout. Frankie Valentine defeated Dustin Powers. "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers defeated Ken Timbs, Jr. A.J. Steele defeated Kodiak. Josh Storm defeated Billy Love and Billy Knight in a 3-way match. Ricky Spears was the referee for the event. The next SECW show will be on October 11.

Results from Rome Georgia Wrestling on September 20 at the National Guard Armory in Rome, GA, courtesy of Dave Wills with 60 in attendance: Bobby Eaton beat Rick Morton via interference from Mr. Hughes, Waylon Rhodes defeated Convict, Mark Pain beat a fan out of the crowd, Jamie Hall & Lamar Phillips d. Josh Hate & Seth Cruise, Stupid the Clown beat The Patriot. Return for RGW is October 9 at the National Guard Armory with a battle of Former York Foundation members on top: Rick Morton vs. Mr. Hughes.

Flatline Championship Wrestling results from September 20 at the May Park in Augusta, GA: Jeremy Cruz defeated Kevin Kurgan. Ethan Case defeated Brian Baldwin. Draven defeated Hexxon. “Juggalo” Johnny Blaze & Hallowicked defeated Solitude & James Hunter to retain the FCW Tag Team Titles. Jon Malus defeated Sixx. Cali Casanova & Brandon Paradise defeated Nick Kismet & Big Game James. Chris Mayne defeated Ryan Rain, Muzzle & Matt Crosby to retain the FCW Rage title.

Carolina Wrestling Showcase results from September 20 at the Boys & Girls Club in Asheboro, NC: Mariachi defeated Mikal Mosley w/ Ebone Nicol & Cid Istic. Raoul Lopez defeated Jose Arande in a 3 1:30 minute round amateur boxing exhibition match. "Hotboy Jason," w/ Sir Roderick Royal defeated "the future" Justin Cross. "New Age Superstar" Steven Dillinger defeated "Classic" Chris Collins. Pat Friday, "Headliner" Isaac Daniels & "Hotshot" Ryan Billings defeated Les and Jimmy Parker & Adam Holdaway. Jason "Tank" Youngblood w/ Sir Roderick Royal & "Hotboy Jason". battled Mark van Hook to a no contest finish.

The results of the Global Championship Wrestling September 20 show in Pell City, AL, were as follows: In a GCW Championship match, Theodore Tutwiler III w/Howard C Cross defeated Nick Dinsmore to retain the championship. Tutwiler is the champion after defeating Bull Buchanan in a match in Georgia. Buff Bagwell defeated Night Prowler. Sumie Sakai defeated Tracy Taylor & Genni Right. Micah Taylor defeated Scotty Blaze. The INHuman Fly & Joey Lightning defeated Shooting Star & Viper. Orion Bishop defeated Soul Crusher. Soul Crusher was unmasked. Muddbone defeated Jayson Phoenix. Will Owens defeated The Russian Assassin. The next GCW show will be November 15.

Championship Wrestling Overload will present “Good Friends…Bitter Enemies” at the American in Wrightsville, GA, on September 20. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $6. Kids 6-12, $3. Kids 5 & under free w/ paid adult. Advertised: Bobby Joiner challenges The Ringlord for the National Heavyweight Championship. Loco Motive takes on Derrick Andrew Reynolds in a MMA Shoot Fight. Bunkhouse Brawl Scramble Match to determine first No Limits Champion featuring Brandon Kage, MDC, Damien, Bob, Cynder, and Col. Ivan Parker. The Iron Bear defends the Southern States Championship against “Bulldog” TW James. There will be a special Meet & Greet at BB’s Pizza in downtown Wrightsville 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.

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 22, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > John Mauldin versus Bob Ruble / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Whitey Patterson was also scheduled, but no details were provided following the card.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > George Romanoff versus Ambrose Cole > Harry Nixon versus Eddie Elzea > Dutch Green versus Jack Doyle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dobie Osborne defeated Pete Schuh > Whitey Hewitt defeated Bob Wagner > Dan O’Connor defeated Milo Steinborn / Notes: Frank Speer was the special referee for the match between Dan O’Connor and Milo Steinborn.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Women’s Match: Jane Blondell versus Lucy Murphy > Sammy Miller versus Tiger Long > Paddy Nolan versus Bad Boy Brown / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Pete Tripodes, Charlie Keene, Jack Purdin, Eddie Pope, Jack McAdams, and Bad Boy Brown / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon defeated Wally Greb > Jack Wentworth and John Mauldin wrestled to a draw > Joe Kirkland defeated Tiny Oxford > Women’s Match: Mae Young defeated Ann Miller > Women’s Match: Nell Stewart defeated Elvira Snodgrass / Notes: Elmer Snodgrass managed Elvira Snodgrass.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1952 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ed Malone versus Mike Clancy > Man versus Animal Match: Jack Steele versus Ginger the Bear > Mike Paidousis & Tarzan White versus the Black Monsters / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Roberts & Frank Townsend versus Bob Shipp & Bronko Lubich > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Angelo Poffo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ray Gunkel on September 5, 1958, in Atlanta. Bronko Lubich managed Angelo Poffo.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Marco Polo & Rita Cortez defeated Jack Dillon & Dot Carter > Ray Gunkel defeated Ivan Zukoff > The Country Plowboy defeated the Viking by disqualification / Notes: Charlie Harben and Chuck Burger were credited as being referees on this card. Harben disqualified the Viking during his match against the Country Plowboy when Ivan Zukoff interfered and attacked the Plowboy. Ray Gunkel helped clear the ring by chasing Zukoff and the Viking away.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeGaulle and Frankie Cain wrestled to a draw > Pepe Gomez defeated Mario Galento by disqualification > Dick Dunn & Sputnik Monroe defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines

SEPTEMBER 22, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus Dutch Savage & Wildman Phillips > Bob Boyer versus Mario Galento > Freddie Blassie versus Dick Steinborn > Lou Thesz versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter defeated Bad Boy Hines > Ray Gunkel defeated Tiny Mills > Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson defeated Johnny Walker & Buddy Fuller > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Alex Perez & Ike Eakins > Louie Tillet defeated Mario Galento by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling defeated El Mongol by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Mario Galento was disqualified in his match with Louie Tillet for refusing to release the Hangman hold. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee on this card. The program we have for this card has an advertisement for a radio show hosted by Jim Bell that conducts wrestler interviews every Friday from 1:30 to 1:45 PM on WTJH 1260 AM. Bell later became ring announcer in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sabu Singh and Tim Tyler wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Women’s Match: Sharon Joyce defeated Fran Gravette > Tim Geohagen defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Bill Dromo, Choo-Choo Lynn & El Mongol defeated Homer O’Dell, Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt, Skandor Akbar & Karl Von Stroheim.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim McKinney defeated Cisco Grimaldo > George Grant defeated the Champ > Jesse James defeated Dick Shannon > Roberto Soto defeated Oki Shikina > No DQ Match: Bob Armstrong & Dick Steinborn and Bill Bowman & Joe Turner wrestled to a draw > Argentina Apollo defeated Skandor Akbar > Bobo Brazil defeated Ox Baker by disqualification / Notes: The Champ substituted for Mike Paidousis in the match with George Grant. Assassin #1 was the special referee for the match between Bobo Brazil and Ox Baker.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Rock Hunter defeated Dick Steinborn > The Missouri Mauler defeated Bearcat Wilkerson > Charlie Cook defeated the Demon > Ted Oates and the Golden Gladiator wrestled to a draw / Notes: Rock Hunter managed the Missouri Mauler.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Jones & Bob Armstrong defeated the Samoans > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Stan Vachon by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Jack Crawford managed the Samoans.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dudley Clements versus S.D. Jones > Les Thornton versus Bob Backlund > Ron Garvin versus Jay Strongbow > Bobby Duncum versus Nikolai Volkoff > Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., versus Jerry Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw defeated Ken Dillinger > Sonny King defeated Steve Regal > Pez Whatley defeated the Challenger > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Rick Martel & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Dick Slater defeated King Kong Mosca* by countout > Tommy Rich defeated Stan Hansen by disqualification / Notes: Rick Martel was billed as a mystery partner to Mr. Wrestling #2 for the match with Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTBS STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buzz Sawyer defeated Bill Howard > Bobby Jaggers defeated Ted Allen > Ole Anderson & Ernie Ladd defeated Ricky Fields & Marvin Turner > Stan Hansen defeated Rick Oliver > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Bill Howard & John Fordham > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet defeated Ted Allen & Marvin Turner > Killer Karl Kox defeated Jerry Roberts / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and Bobby Jaggers. Tommy Rich, the Crusher, Andre the Giant, and Stan Hansen also appeared on this episode.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1979 (SATURDAY) – CALHOUN, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Killer Karl Kox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1981 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* versus the Masked Superstar / 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.