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Sunday, October 12, 2008


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Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer sits in with Rich Tate today for a PSP Fix, at 5:30 PM ET. If you miss it, the archive will be available afterward.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Coussoulis Arena in San Bernardino, CA, this afternoon. Advertised: Chris Jericho defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Batista; and Rey Mysterio versus Kane. Also advertised: William Regal, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Mickie James, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, Kelly Kelly, CM Punk, and Cryme Tyme. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

Total Nonstop Action’s Bound for Glory PPV will be broadcast live from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Sting; Jeff Jarrett versus Kurt Angle, with Mick Foley as special referee; Beer Money, Inc., defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Matt Morgan & Abyss, Team 3D, and Latin American Xchange in the Monster’s Ball, with Steve McMichael as special referee; Taylor Wilde defends the TNA Women’s Title against Roxxi Laveaux and Awesome Kong in a three-way match; and the Steel Asylum match featuring X Division talent. The broadcast begins at 8:00 PM.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s in Warner Robins, GA, this afternoon. Advertised: the first round of a heavyweight title tournament featuring Sal Rinauro, Colt Derringer, Rob Adonis, Vordell Walker, A.J. Steele, Lance Christian, Jason Cross, and Orion Bishop; Shaun Banks defends the RPW Cruiserweight Title against Dallas Riley; and Hot Like Lava compete with Dr. Johnny Gayton in a dead lift meet. Bell time is 4:00 PM.

RPW’s Jason Cross joined Rich Tate on Saturday night for a PSP Fix. PSP co-host Dan Masters also sat in on the show. Click here to listen.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Dusty Rhodes (1945), Stan Hansen (1949), Karen Angle (1972), and Rodney Mack (1972).

Today in Memoriam: the Grand Wizard (54, 1983) and Samson Kutsuwada (57, 2004).

Full Impact Pro results from Crystal River, FL, on October 11: Shawn Osbourne, with Ron Niemi, over C.J. O’Doyle; the Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis & Kory Chavis) over the Lifeguards (Daron & Wade); Chasyn Rance over Nooie Lee; the British Lions (Chris Gray & Tommy Taylor) over the Heartbreak Assassins (Rex Sterling & Damien Wayne); Tyler Black over Erick Stevens; MsChif over Rain to retain the Shimmer Title; Go Shiozaki over Roderick Strong to retain the FIP Heavyweight Title; the YRR (Kenny King & Jason Blade) over Mark & Jay Briscoe to retain the FIP Tag Team Title; and Chris Jones over Sal Rinauro to win the FIP Florida Heritage Title.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling results from October 10 in Columbus, GA, at the Event Center are as follows: Southside Trash over David Tate & J. P. Archer. Elix Skipper over Sal Rinauro. Dustin Powers beat Frankie Valentine. Colt Derringer defeated Bulldog Raines with help from Rob Adonis and a cow bell. With Simon Sermon absent, Thomas Britain & Sir Charles Donovan successfully defended the PTPW Tag Team Titles against Hollywood Brunettes (Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander). Heavyweight Champion Chris Stevens retained the title by defeating Jake Slater (with J.P. Money). Post-match, Deathrow choke slammed Stevens. David Young tried to help Stevens, but was attacked by Evil, Inc. (Derringer & Adonis), on his way to the ring. Young was then the recipient of multiple choke slams by Deathrow, as was Stevens. The dressing room broke it up only after Bad Company had been brutally beaten by Deathrow and Slater.

PTPW returns to the Event Center in Columbus on October 17. The advertised card: Frankie Valentine vs. Dustin Powers, Southside Trash vs. Rob Adonis & Sal Rinauro, Bulldog Raines vs. Colt Derringer, Tag Team Title Match: Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain (with Sir Charles Donovan) defending against Elix Skipper & Ace Rockwell, and Bad Company (David Young & Chris Stevens) vs. Deathrow & Jake Slater (with J.P. Money). Bell time is 7:30 pm.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results for October 10 at the Royston (GA) Gym: Bo Newsome defeated Anthony Henry by DQ. Darkness defeated Brad Logan. Kareem Abdul Jamar beat Dustin Michaels and Brandon Parker in a three way dance. After the match, Mr. Duncan made it known that he wants KAJ to be the first new member of Duncan Enterprises, much to Parker's dislike. Shadow Jackson & Chris King defeated Aaron Lee & Royston Brawler when Shadow pinned Lee. Seth Delay defeated Chrisifix. Chris King came to the ring for an interview and was once again attacked by Brawler and Lee, leaving King helpless. Dany Only & Strictnyn defeated APW Tag Team Champions the Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells) in a non-title match. Jeremy Vain defeated Billy Buck by DQ. Vain attempted to blind Buck with Clorox (the same treatment Don Matthews received from Vain a few months back). However, Buck was ready and beat Vain upside the head with a gallon jug of Clorox. Due to the DQ win, Vain goes on to face Shadow Jackson for the Southern States Championship at Nightmare on Cherry Street on October 24.

This week on APW Aftershock...Chris King is subjected to a rude and ultimately violent interruption at the hands of Aaron Lee and Royston Brawler...Brawler & Lee look forward to an easy night at Nightmare on Cherry Street but APW Owner Jerico Stone has a different idea...Highlights of Stryknyn & Dany Only vs. The Franchise...Highlights of Kareem Abdul Jamar vs. Brandon Parker vs. Dustin Michaels...Mr. Kevin Duncan offers KAJ a spot in Duncan Enterprises much to Parker's dismay...Highlights of Jeremy Vain vs. Billy Buck...Backstage, Seth Delay (the hands down star of the show) gives a rundown of Buck's "off month." Stone makes another match for Nightmare on Cherry Street.

Jody Hamilton's Deep South Wrestling has announced some of the matches for their return show on October 25 in McDonough, GA. Advertised thus far: Bambi vs. Tracy Taylor and Thunder & Lightning vs. The Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels and Simon Sermon). Also scheduled to appear: Murder One, Scott Fantastic, Jeff Lewis, Adrian Hawkins, Nigel Sherrod, and Ted Guinness, with more to follow. The show will take place at the Liberty Village Shopping Center.

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.


OCTOBER 12, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Atlanta Police Department – Promoters) > Boxing Match: Jackie Lutz versus Ben Brown > Boxing Match: Battling Bozo versus Leo Nahlik > Marvan Thomas versus Dudley Etheridge > Elmo Glenn versus Tarzan Jordan > Dutch Green versus Young Americus > George Romanoff versus Sammy Miller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that Leo Nahlik was a detective with the Atlanta Police Department, and that the match between Marvan Thomas and Dudley Etheridge was for the “police wrestling championship”. E.R. Williamson, a physical instructor with the A.P.D., was credited as being a referee for this card. It was also reported that the A.P.D. band performed.

OCTOBER 12, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Dillman defeated Honey Boy Hackney > Jack Ross defeated Clayton Fisher > Tarzan Jordan defeated Ted Radcliffe (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that 4,000 were in attendance for this card.

OCTOBER 12, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Young Londos > Hugh Winn versus Alex Headlin > No TL Match: Son Almand versus the Terrible Turk / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Chippewa Charlie was credited as being a referee for this card.

OCTOBER 12, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Sammy Miller versus Tony Papalino > Tiger Long versus Swede Swanson > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin* versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. John Mauldin had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hackney on September 11, 1936, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 12, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) Notes: A card was scheduled at the Warren Arena in Atlanta, but L.C. Warren cancelled it when the wrestlers scheduled to appear insisted on a guarantee. Those wrestlers included Tiny Morgan, Bill Bartush, Rudy Strongberg, Joe Marsh, Fred Carone, and Ben Stein.

OCTOBER 12, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wally Greb and Jack Wentworth wrestled to a draw > Al Massey defeated Lou Plummer > Bruce White defeated Jack Kelly > Rudy Strongberg defeated Barto Hill > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Rose Evans / Notes: Barto Hill was initially declared the winner in the match with Rudy Strongberg, but for unstated reasons, the decision was reversed. Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938.

OCTOBER 12, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey versus Finis Hall > Eddie Gossett versus Fred Von Schacht > Women’s Handicap Match: Mars Bennett versus Adela Antone & Ida Mae Martinez > Art Nelson versus Chief Little Wolf #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 12, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan Hewitt versus Wild Man Zimm > Mike Paidousis versus Bobby Lane > Ray Villmer & Don McIntyre versus John & Al Smith / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 12, 1955 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Taylor versus Danny O'Shocker > Andre Drapp versus Eduardo Perez > Don McIntyre versus Roy Shire / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

OCTOBER 12, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cyclone Anaya defeated Jack O’Brien > International Tag Team Title Match: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* defeated Chris Tolos & Bibber McCoy > Freddie Blassie defeated Red McIntyre / Notes: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins were billed as International Tag Team Champions upon arrival.

OCTOBER 12, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ed Sharpe defeated Jim LaRock > Baron Gattoni defeated Farmer Powell (2-0) > Lenny Montana defeated Adrien Baillargeon by disqualification

OCTOBER 12, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Roy Nelson wrestled to a draw > Tiny Evans defeated Jack O’Reilly > Freddie Blassie & Roy Nelson defeated Dick Steinborn & Bill Dromo / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

OCTOBER 12, 1961 (THURSDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA (Promoter – Unknown) > The Bat defeated Ray Andrews (2-1) > Greg Peterson defeated Dick Dunn (2-1) / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 12, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Godoy defeated Bulldog Lawley > Chief Little Eagle defeated Gypsy Joe > Chief Crazy Horse and Mr. Moto wrestled to a draw > World Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and the Kentuckians wrestled to a draw / Notes: The Assassins had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since September 11, 1962. Inside the program for this card, there is a large advertisement reminding you to vote for Ray McCay (former Atlanta broadcaster, who also covered wrestling on radio and was the original host of “Live Atlanta Wrestling” on television) on October 16, 1962, as the DeKalb Representative. It was announced that Rito Carreon would be wrestling on the card on October 19, 1962.

OCTOBER 12, 1964 (MONDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus the Mysterious Medics > Freddie Blassie versus Greg Peterson > Paul DeGaulle versus Enrique Torres / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 12, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frankie Cain and Johnny Walker wrestled to a draw > The Scufflin’ Hillbillies defeated Dick Dunn & Charlie Carr by disqualification > Don Fargo versus Sputnik Monroe ended in a double countout

OCTOBER 12, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Golden Terror defeated Argentina Amesa at 10:20 > Enrique Torres defeated Chico Cortez at 1:10 > Roger Kirby and Louie Tillet wrestled to a draw > Butcher Vachon defeated Mario Galento by countout > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Gene Kiniski* defeated Alberto Torres by disqualification (2-1) / Notes: Gene Kiniski was awarded the match with Alberto Torres when he was thrown over the top rope during the third fall. Kiniski had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Lou Thesz on January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO.

OCTOBER 12, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco defeated Guillotine Gordon > Dale Lewis and the Outlaw wrestled to a draw > Pepe Gomez defeated Oki Shikina / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed the Outlaw.

OCTOBER 12, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alex Medina & Jerry Oates defeated Billy Spears & Cisco Grimaldo > Choo-Choo Lynn versus Mr. X ruled a no contest > Bob Armstrong and Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw > El Mongol defeated Assassin #1 > George Scott defeated Big John

OCTOBER 12, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., versus Pepe Lopez > Billy Spears versus Roberto Soto > Robert Fuller & Jerry Oates versus the Super Infernos > Roy Lee Welch versus Hiro Matsuda > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Bob Armstrong & Tom Jones versus Bobby Duncum & Stan Vachon > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Buddy Colt > Ricky Gibson & Tim Woods versus Bill Watts & Bobby Shane / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mr. Wrestling #2 had vowed to unmask if he could not defeat Buddy Colt. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

OCTOBER 12, 1974 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Hosea Williams and Thunderbolt Patterson – Promoters / International Wrestling League) > Levi Banks versus the Butcher > Beautiful Bobby versus Captain Soul > Johnny Ringo & Frank Rogers versus Gama Singh & the Tonga Kid > Shotgun Austin versus Mountain Man Goliath > Tank Patton versus the Magnificent Zulu > Jim Wilson & the Islanders versus Dr. Blood & the Medics > Thunderbolt Patterson versus the Super Assassin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer O’Dell managed Tank Patton. Dr. Blood managed the Medics. There was also a battle royal on this card for a reported purse of $1,000.

OCTOBER 12, 1974 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – SOUTHERN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Welch versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Jimmy Garvin versus Steve Keirn > Ron & Terry Garvin versus Roberto Soto & the Professional > Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt versus Pat Barrett & Mike McCord / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 12, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Randy Alls > Dean Ho defeated Johnny Ringo > Paul Orndorff defeated Jim Lancaster > Roberto Soto defeated Stan Stasiak > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Rick McGraw > Jos LeDuc defeated Nick Bockwinkel > Battle Royal: Andre the Giant (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

OCTOBER 12, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw versus the Masked Superstar > King Kong Mosca versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Rick Martel & Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 12, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bret Hart and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > Chris Markoff defeated Ricky Fields > Bob Armstrong & Stan Hansen defeated Ox Baker & Killer Karl Kox > Tony Atlas defeated Billy Graham > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ernie Ladd & Ole Anderson* defeated Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd and Killer Karl Kox.

OCTOBER 12, 1980 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Lane defeated Steve O > Stan Hansen defeated Killer Khan > Terry Funk defeated Terry Taylor > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated the Assassins > Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson

OCTOBER 12, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brian Blair and Bryan St. John wrestled to a draw > George Wells defeated Professor Sonoda > Steve O defeated Mike Sharpe > Taped Fist Match: Michael Hayes defeated Terry Gordy > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ray Stevens & Tor Kamata / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Ray Stevens and Tor Kamata.

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.