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Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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Great Championship Wrestling’s Taylor McKnight sits in with me tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET. If you miss it, the archive will be available afterward.

GCW returns on October 2 to the GR8 SK8 Plex in Phenix City, AL. As a special gift to the loyal GCW fans, all tickets will be $5, first come first serve for ringside seats. The advertised card includes: Champion vs. Champion: GCW Heavyweight Champion Micah Taylor (with Tracy Taylor) vs. GCW Interstate Champion Sonny Siaki. Johnny Swinger vs. Cru Jones. GCW Tag Team Champions "That 80's Guy" John Bogie & Kareem-Abdul Jamar will defend the titles against a team of Princeton Gainey III's choosing. Also advertised are Bull Buchanan, Shaun Banks, and Scotty Beach.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI, tonight. Advertised: Tommy Dreamer versus Mike Knox; a three-way match featuring Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, and Triple H; an eight-man tag team match featuring Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, Finlay & Batista versus Brian Kendrick, JBL, MVP, and Kane; Beth Phoenix versus Mickie James; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., versus Primo Colon & Carlito; and Shelton Benjamin versus Santino Marella.

WWE’s ECW program, though still to be aired on Tuesday nights, moves to a 9:00 PM ET start tonight.

WWE results from Stevens Point, WI, on September 29: Jesse & Festus over Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder; Brian Kendrick over Jimmy Wang Yang; Michelle McCool & Eve Torres over Natalya Neidhart & Maryse, with Maria as a special referee; Vladimir Kozlov over Jeff Hardy; Finlay, with Hornswoggle, over Jack Swagger; Shelton Benjamin over Ron Killings & MVP in a three-way match to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; Matt Hardy over Mark Henry, with Tony Atlas, to retain the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title; and the Undertaker over the Big Show.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free.

At Monday night’s tapings for iMPACT, set to air on September 2, Mick Foley had a promo where he thanked Vince McMahon for making it possible for him to be in TNA, where he says he is happy.

Also, they played off the story from last week where Kurt Angle spoke negatively of TNA’s booking practices. Jeff Jarrett did a promo where, for the most part, it was downplayed in regard to how critical Angle’s comments had been, mostly focusing on the part where he mentioned the bond he had with Vince McMahon. They also did a segment where Jim Cornette fined him $25,000. As the tapings were coming to a close, Angle came out and actually said something to the effect of “it looks like I’m not the only one who lost a wife,” leading to a confrontation.

Tickets for the Ring of Honor event at the Court Times Sports Center in Elizabeth, PA, on March 20, go on sale tomorrow.

ROH will be at the Danbury Police Athletic League Building in Danbury, CT, on October 24. Advertised: an Iron Man tag team match featuring Kevin Steen & El Generico, Mark & Jay Briscoe, and Chris Hero & Davey Richards, with Larry Sweeney; Go Shiozaki defends the FIP Heavyweight Title against Austin Aries; and Jimmy Jacobs versus Necro Butcher. Also advertised are the Latin American Xchange (Homicide & Hernandez). The Motor City Machine Guns had to pull out of the event due to a scheduling conflict. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

ROH will be at the Inman Sports Club in Edison, NJ, on October 25. Advertised: Jerry Lynn versus Davey Richards; and Go Shiozaki defends the FIP Heavyweight Title against Roderick Strong. Also advertised are Austin Aries, Delirious, Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black, and the Latin American Xchange (Homicide & Hernandez). The Motor City Machine Guns had to pull out of the event due to a scheduling conflict. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Candice Michelle (30).

Today in Memoriam: Black Venus (46, 1995).

Tako has issued a new video to promote his efforts to help raise funds for the Graziano family. A fundraising event has been scheduled for November 14 at the Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL. Click here for the new video.

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.

NAWA Ring Champions promoter Phil Heffner will joined Rich Tate on Monday night for a PSP Fix. Click here to listen.

A crowd of 121 was in attendance at the Bremen Rec Center in Bremen, GA, on September 27 for the Peachstate Wrestling Alliance show. In a match for the Southern Cruiserweight title, The Ultimate Dragon defeated Johnny Rage to retain. "Action" Mike Jackson defeated The Bounty Hunter by DQ after interference from Dany Only. Bob Armstrong defeats The Bounty Hunter. “Road Dogg” B.G. James defeated Dany Only. Ace Rockwell defeated J.T. Talent.

American Championship Wrestling was in Loxley, AL, on September 12. Aeon Flexx & Dominion defeated ACW champion Nathan Crown & Ryan Fury. In an arm wrestling match, Marcel Pringle defeated Percy Pringle III. The Ricky Rocket vs. Carlos D'Angelo ended in a double countout. Joe Gibson defeated Josh McKain. Austin Aims defeated Tony Love. The Invasion defeated Maze & Vortex. SDM defeated Energy Crisis.

ACW will be at the Loxley Municipal Center in Loxley, AL, on October 24. Advertised: ACW champion Nathan Crown w/"Marvelous" Marcel Pringle vs. "The Canadian Superstar" Aeon Flexx w/Percy Pringle III. "The 7 Foot Giant" Dominion w/Percy Pringle III vs. Ryan Fury w/"Marvelous" Marcel Pringle. Tickets are $8 for adults and free for children 5 & under. Advance tickets are $6. Doors open at 6 and bell time is at 7. For more information call (251) 213-7374 or (251) 979-4542.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, on October 4 with the following advertised card: Kimo (with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Slim J. Jeremy Vain (with Mr. Rob Adonis) vs. Derrick Driver (with Steven Walters). NWA Anarchy Television Title Match: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Chris Mayne. Azrael (with The Reverend) vs. Chip Day. Hollywood Brunettes (Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander) & Sex and Violence (Caleb Konley & Malachi) vs. The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith) & Talent and Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton). Brodie Chase & Melissa Coates vs. Bo Newsome & Crystal Rose. Adrian Hawkins vs. TK Cross. Also, NWA Owner Jerry Palmer prepares for Fright Night, Iceberg & Shaun Tempers (with the Reverend) will be in attendance, Don Matthews is still looking for “The Feature Presentation” Jeff Lewis, and an update on the condition of Shadow Jackson. Bell time is 8pm.

Southern States Championship Wrestling returns to Enigma, GA, on October 4 at the Enigma Gym, located on Highway 82 East. All tickets are $3.00. Doors open at 6:30pm and official bell time is at 7:30pm. Advertised: SSCW Southern Heritage Championship: "Rock n Roll" Chris Turner (c) vs. "Playboy" John Johnson. SSCW Women’s Championship: Samantha Steel (c) vs. Ms. TNT. Dog Collar Match: Mad Dog Miller vs. The Lumberjack. Logan Stevens vs. Valek. In a special challenge match, the Unknown Soldier and former WWE World Tag Champion Demolition Ax vs."Hardcore" Brooks Rogers and Scotty Biggs with Will Rogers. Also scheduled to appear: J.T. Taylor, SSCW Heavyweight Champion Jarrod Michaels, Josh Kell, The Soviet, and others.

The Alabama Wrestling Federation will be at the George County Fairgrounds in Lucedale, MS, on October 11. Advertised: Doink the Clown vs. "Bullet" Bob Armstrong. Also advertised as scheduled to appear, AWF champion Heidenreich, 2 Quik, Shane Misery, Randy Riggins, Billy Wayne. Doors open at 7 and bell time is at 8.

New Heights Wrestling presents "Beware of Dog” on October 25 at the National Guard Armory in Florala, AL. Advertised: In a no DQ match for the NHW championship, Mr. Fantasy defends vs. "Road Dogg" B.G. James. In a pink slip match. NHW Commissioner "BTY" Colby Godwin vs. "Future Legend" D.J. Pringle w/Danny Jack, with the loser leaving NHW. If Pringle wins, Dandy Jack becomes new commissioner. "Pretty Boy" Donnie B vs. "Fantasy Inc.'s Muscle" Michael Steel. For the NHW Cruiserweight title, Milo defends vs. Chief Little Bear. This will be Chief Little Bear's last chance at the title. In a triple threat to determine the #1 contender for the Cruiserweight championship, "Human Highlight Reel" Scotty Rayz vs. "Definition of Technician" Chris Tighe vs. "Evil" Billy Rayz. In a tables match between "Dead Pool Leader" JT Angel w/Xtreme G vs. "Florala's Hometown Boy" Gutter. The match can become a match for the DSHW championship if Angel is still the champion. Tickets are $7 for regular admission, $6 for senior citizens and free for kids 6 & under. Doors open at 6:30 and 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 30, 1924 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Norman Elberfeld – Promoter) > Charles Rentrop defeated Chet Sarles (2-0) at 29:56 and 15:10

SEPTEMBER 30, 1931 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cy Williams defeated Tony Catalino (2-0) > Dick Shikat defeated Don DeLaun (2-0)

SEPTEMBER 30, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Young Londos defeated Wesley Brownlee > Joe Santell defeated Jack Russell by disqualification > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Abe Marshall

SEPTEMBER 30, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Dick Lever > Rudy LaDitzi defeated Bill Bartush > Dick Raines defeated Karl Davis

SEPTEMBER 30, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Jack Ross defeated Lon Chaney

SEPTEMBER 30, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Al Caddell versus Paddy Nolan > Joe Ferona versus Sago Hayamaka > Women’s Match: Betty Lee versus Joan Rogers / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ralph Garibaldi versus Tom Mahoney > Abe Zvonkin versus Nick Carter > Joe Wolfe versus Al Galento > Johnny Long versus Babe Zaharias > Don McIntyre defeated the Black Menace / Notes: Aside from the match between Don McIntyre and the Black Menace, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Don McIntyre and the Black Menace, during which McIntyre unmasked the Menace to identify him as Bill Cazzell.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Whitey Whittler & El Toro defeated Danny O’Shocker & Farmer Jones to win title > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Red McIntyre / Notes: It is unclear to us at this time how Whitey Whittler & El Toro came to be recognized as Georgia Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Mike Paidousis & Wild Man Zimm versus Jack Steele & El Toro wrestling for the title on September 20, 1954, in Valdosta. Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on September 16, 1955, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Tag Team Match: Little Beaver & Cowboy Bradley versus Tiny Roe & Tom Thumb > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Von Brawner* versus Ray Gunkel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to how Kurt Von Brawner came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. However, he had been billed as such at different times throughout 1957 in Atlanta, Marietta, and Augusta. The separate offices seemed to be in dispute about who they wanted to recognize for most of the year, but it appears to have settled itself, as Von Brawner appears to be the undisputed champion around this time.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Penny Banner and Fran Gravette wrestled to a draw > Mixed Tag Team Match: Johnny Weaver & Penny Banner defeated Dick Steinborn & Fran Gravette > Roy Nelson defeated Bill Dromo > Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Marcus Godo wrestled to a draw > Ray Gordon defeated Felix Godo > The Mighty Hercules defeated Derrell Cochran > Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler versus Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest

SEPTEMBER 30, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Johnny Heidman > Derrell Cochran and Brute Morgan wrestled to a draw > Buddy Fuller defeated Jim Osborne > Ray Gunkel defeated Chico Cortez > The Red Raiders defeated Roger Kirby & Dennis Hall > Mario Galento and the Golden Terror wrestled to a draw > Enrique, Alberto & Ramon Torres versus Louie Tillet, Mad Dog & Butcher Vachon ruled a no contest

SEPTEMBER 30, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Nero and Billy Spears wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong and Vincent Lopez wrestled to a draw > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Roberto & Cyclone Soto* defeated the Assassins / Notes: Roberto & Cyclone Soto had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Super Assailants and the Assassins September 16, 1969, in Macon.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Koa Tiki defeated Wayne Cowan > Dick Steinborn & Roberto Soto defeated Oki Shikina & Rocket Monroe > Bill Bowman versus Nick Russo / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Bill Bowman and Nick Russo were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Assassin #1 joined Capral and announced that Assassin #2 was injured and would need a few weeks for recovery.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sonny Rogers versus the Professional > Tony Santos versus Bob Roop > Mike McCord & Pat Barrett versus Gene Anderson & Harley Race > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Don Muraco* versus Buddy Colt > Loser Leaves Match: Ole Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood & Steven Little Bear defeated Randy Savage & Bill White > Charlie Cook defeated Jacques Goulet > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas versus Pak Song & the Executioner ruled a no contest > World Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes* defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bob Morgan > The Masked Superstar defeated Ted Allen > Dick Slater & Tommy Rich defeated Ken Dillinger & the Challenger > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Billy Starr & Roger Howell > Steve Regal and Dr. X wrestled to a draw > Ernie Ladd defeated Ted Allen > Raymond Rougeau defeated Ken Dillinger > Tape: Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Pete Austin & Mr. Saito > The Masked Superstar defeated Steve Regal > Hartford Love & King Kong Mosca defeated Ted Allen & Rick McGraw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. It was announced on this episode that Ivan Koloff was suspended. Andre the Giant and manager Frank Valois also appeared on this episode.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Fields and Bobby Jaggers wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong & Tony Atlas defeated Rick Oliver & Chris Markoff > Stan Hansen defeated Luke Graham > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & the Crusher* defeated Ox Baker & Ernie Ladd > Andre the Giant defeated Killer Karl Kox / Notes: Ox Baker substituted for Blackjack Lanza to team with Ernie Ladd in the match with Tommy Rich & the Crusher. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and Bobby Jaggers.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buzz Sawyer defeated Carl Fergie > Tony Atlas defeated Bill Howard > Tommy Rich defeated Ox Baker > Bob Armstrong & Andre the Giant defeated Ernie Ladd & Jonathan Boyd

SEPTEMBER 30, 1984 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Frankie Lane and Mr. Ito wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Debbie Combs defeated Donna Day > Tim Horner defeated the Italian Stallion > Jerry Oates defeated Tommy Rogers by disqualification > Brad Armstrong defeated Ted Oates > Cage Match: Ole Anderson & Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop & Ted DiBiase

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.