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Tuesday, October 14, 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.

Once again, the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission opted to delay voting on new regulations that would enforce tighter restrictions on professional wrestling in the state. In attendance were Georgia Wrestling Promoters Advisory Committee head Bill Behrens, World Wrestling Alliance 4 promoter Frank Aldridge, and Atlanta-based attorney John Taylor, representing World Wrestling Entertainment. Behrens has had ongoing negotiations with the GAEC, and many of his recommendations have been accepted. Because there are still some issues unresolved between both parties, the Commission agreed to wait until their November session to vote on implementation of any new rules. Click here for details of what took place today.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, tonight. Advertised: Jeff Hardy versus Vladimir Kozlov.

WWE has announced the release of Lance Cade.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, this afternoon. Advertised: Hernandez versus Booker T; Roxxi Laveaux versus Raisha Saeed; and Sonjay Dutt & Sheik Abdul Bashir versus the Motor City Machine Guns. There is also some sort of alleged farewell ceremony for Mick Foley slated to take place.

Johnny Devine has requested and received his release from TNA, effective immediately.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Nikolai Volkoff (1947), Danny Spivey (1952), Bruce ‘Agent’ Steele (1978), Stacy Keibler (1979), and Blackjack Lanza.

Today in Memoriam: Don Sugai (39, 1952).

Bill Behrens’ Show Business, Inc., has begun handling booking for the following people: Rick Steiner, Alan Funk, Ricky Reyes, Elix Skipper, and Kenny Bolin. Click here for a full listing of talent that can be booked through Behrens, and how to contact him to do so.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review from the October 4 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling, and here for his report from the NWA Main Event broadcast on the same day.

Championsship Wrestling returns to Greeneville, TN, at the Eastview Recreation Center on October 18. Advertised: AWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Champion, Brian Logan vs. "Notorious" Nick Hammonds. In a non-title revenge match, National Heavyweight Champion, Robbie Cassidy vs. Mr. Bolo (with John Hawkins). Grudge Match: "Sensational" Wayne Adkins vs. "The Cold" Alyx Winters (last week Winters cheated Adkins out of the CW Television Title). Top 10 Rankings Match: Young Gun" Cody Ices vs. "Handsome" Beau James. Plus, a CW TV Taping featuring Tony "The Dragon" Givens, The 420 Hit Squad (Adam York & The Jin), Moe Jenkins, and TV Champion, Chase Owens. Bell time is 8pm.

Alternative Pro Wrestling presents their Halloween spectacular, "Nightmare on Cherry Street", on October 24 in Royston, GA, at the Cherry Street Gym. Advertised: Southern States Title Match: Shadow Jackson (c) vs. Jeremy Vain, North Georgia Championship Match: Seth Delay (c) vs. Billy Buck, APW Tag Team Title Match: Friday Night Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells) vs. Dany Only & Stryknyn, Battle of the Big Men: "Merciless" Don Matthews vs. "Royston Brawler" John Carnage, and Last Man Standing: Chris King vs. "Superstar" Aaron Lee. Bell time is 8:15.

"Celebrating 35 Years of Wrestling Royalty", a tribute to Jerry "The King" Lawler, is being presented by Bert Prentice on November 7 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville, TN. It will feature Lawler in the main event against fellow WWE Superstar, Snitsky. Many of Jerry's legendary friends have been invited to partake in this special event. Advance tickets are now on sale at Lawler 35.

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 14, 1931 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Lehman and Jim Hesslyn wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Frank Speer defeated Cy Williams at 10:00

OCTOBER 14, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Verne Clarke versus Chief Pontiac > Bill Jeffries versus Buddy Knox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 14, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Red Roberts, Sammy Miller, Tiger Long, Ripper Lindsey, Bob Anderson, and Gus Seabee / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

OCTOBER 14, 1948 (THURSDAY) – DALTON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Blackstock & Boom Boom Pantazic defeated Bob Shipp & Red Dugan > Tommy Ward defeated Honey Boy Hannigan / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 14, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Cazzell versus Al Massey > Nick Carter versus Babe Zaharias > Al Galento & Abe Zvonkin versus Don McIntyre & Joe Wolfe > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Mae Weston / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Aside from the match between Mildred Burke and Mae Weston, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938.

OCTOBER 14, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Taylor and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Roy Shire defeated Farmer Jones > Eduardo Perez defeated Danny O’Shocker > Andre Drapp & Red McIntyre defeated Frank Taylor & Freddie Blassie / Notes: Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire.

OCTOBER 14, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus Billy Red Lyons > 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 by September 30, 1957, as Von Brawner appears to be the undisputed champion around this time.

OCTOBER 14, 1960 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Johnny Weaver & Penny Banner versus Dick Steinborn & Margie Ramsey > Don McIntyre versus Freddie Blassie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 14, 1961 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Young Paul Jones versus the Angel > Marco Polo versus the Assassin > Tiny Mills versus the Country Plowboy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 14, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Bette Boucher defeated Dixie Jordan > Ray Gordon and the Mighty Hercules wrestled to a draw > The Outlaw defeated Tim Geohagen > Tarzan Tyler defeated Dr. Menendez > Chief Big Heart defeated Lenny Montana

OCTOBER 14, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Heidman versus Argentina Amesa > Roger Kirby defeated Chico Cortez > Bill Dromo defeated Jim Osborne > Louie Tillet defeated Dennis Hall > Ray Gunkel defeated the Golden Terror > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated the Red Raiders > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Gene Kiniski* defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification / Notes: Johnny Heidman and Argentina Amesa were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. During the match between Enrique & Ramon Torres and the Red Raiders, Enrique removed one of the Raiders’ mask, but he was able to cover his face and avoid being identified. Gene Kiniski had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Lou Thesz on January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO. It was announced that Lars & Gene Anderson would be wrestling on the card on October 21, 1966.

OCTOBER 14, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Hunter defeated Alex Perez by disqualification > Oki Yama & El Mongol defeated Bob Armstrong & Enrique Torres > Bobby Shane defeated Chuck Conley / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Oki Yama. In the match between Oki Yama & El Mongol and Bob Armstrong & Enrique Torres, Yama used a swinging Hangman hold to finish off Torres, and it was instantly noted by Capral that the hold was the one used by Butcher Vachon to subdue his opponents. This began speculation that Vachon was perhaps the man under the mask.

OCTOBER 14, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Jack Vansky > Women’s Match: Vivian Vance defeated Rita Boucher > Boxing Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Vincent Lopez in fifth round > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: The Assassins had been billed as Georgia Tag Team Champions since October 10, 1969, although they actually lost the title to Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller on that date in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 14, 1970 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Tyler versus Eduardo DeLynch > Karl Von Stroheim versus Sabu Singh > Bob Armstrong & Bobby Shane versus Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Dromo versus Paul DeMarco / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt, Karl Von Stroheim, and Skandor Akbar. The Columbus Heavyweight Title had been held up following a draw between champion Bill Dromo and Paul DeMarco on October 7, 1970.

OCTOBER 14, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Assassin #1 defeated Skandor Akbar > Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo and the Hollywood Blonds wrestled to a draw > Rock Hunter defeated the Champ / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Assassin #1 joined Capral unmasked and revealed himself as Tom Renesto.

OCTOBER 14, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn versus Rock Riddle > Mike Loren versus Danny Little Bear > Mike McCord versus the Sheik > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Bob Roop & Rocky Johnson > Buddy Colt versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 14, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > S.D. Jones defeated Otto Von Heller > Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Rip Hawk & the Masked Raider > Jerry Brisco defeated the Spoiler by disqualification > Toru Tanaka & Nikolai Volkoff defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. > Bobo Brazil defeated the Sheik by disqualification / Notes: Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, Toru Tanaka, and Brute Bernard.

OCTOBER 14, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > David Von Erich defeated Randy Savage > Stan Hansen defeated Preston Nicholas > Tommy Rich defeated Jim Dalton > Bob Armstrong defeated Dr. Death > Dick Murdoch, Jacques Goulet & the Executioner defeated Charlie Cook, Richard Blood & Dino Bravo > Tony Atlas defeated Ox Baker > World Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes* to win title > Pak Song versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

OCTOBER 14, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Masked Superstar defeated Billy Starr > King Kong Mosca defeated Dennis Hall > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Jim Dalton & Al Barr > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Raymond Rougeau & Pierre Lefebvre > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bob Morgan > Pez Whatley defeated Len Denton > Raymond Rougeau defeated Marion Crumbly > The Masked Superstar defeated Ted Allen > Dr. X defeated Roger Howell / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. On this episode, it was announced that King Kong Mosca has been stripped of the Georgia Heavyweight Title.

OCTOBER 14, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buzz Sawyer defeated Carl Fergie > Bobby Jaggers defeated Ricky Fields > Tony Atlas defeated Austin Idol > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet defeated Stan Hansen & Buzz Sawyer > Bob Armstrong & Ole Anderson defeated Ox Baker & Ernie Ladd / Notes: Buzz Sawyer substituted for Chick Donovan in the match with Carl Fergie.

OCTOBER 14, 1984 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > The Italian Stallion defeated Ted Allen > Ox Baker defeated Frankie Lane > Jerry Oates defeated Mr. Ito > Ivan Koloff defeated Tim Horner > Brad Armstrong defeated Tully Blanchard by disqualification > NWA World Television Title Match: Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop* by disqualification > National Tag Team Title Match: the Hollywood Blonds* versus Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas ruled a no contest > Canadian Lumberjack Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Ted DiBiase > Battle Royal: Ron Garvin (Winner) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

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.