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Friday, October 17, 2008


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NWA Anarchy promoter Jerry Palmer 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.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Auditorio Pachin Vicens in Ponce, PR, tonight. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale tomorrow: December 9 in Bridgeport, CT, at the Arena at Harbor Yard; December 27 in Greensboro, NC, at the Greensboro Coliseum; and December 29 in Manchester, NH, at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

WWE results from Arecibo, PR, on October 16: Jamie Noble & Mickie James over William Regal & Layla in a mixed match; Manu over D-Lo Brown; Beth Phoenix over Candice Michelle; Santino Marella over Kofi Kingston; CM Punk over Snitsky; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Cryme Tyme; Rey Mysterio over Kane in a no disqualification match; and Shawn Michaels & Batista over Chris Jericho & JBL.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling returns to the Event Center in Columbus, GA, tonight. 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, Bad Company (David Young & Chris Stevens) vs. Deathrow & Jake Slater (with J.P. Money). Bell time is 7:30 pm.

Today in Memoriam: Ron Dupree (1975), Frank Dalton (54, 1995), and Leo Nomellini (76, 2000).

Slam! Wrestling’s Jason Clevett has posted the conclusion to his interview with Johnny Devine. Click here for the article. We posted part one yesterday, but in the event you missed it, click here.

Steve Johnson has posted a nice tribute at Slam! for Jack Reynolds, the longtime wrestling announcer who passed away yesterday at the age of 71. Click here for the piece.

Great Championship Wrestling results from Phenix City, AL, on October 16: Tex Monroe over John Slaughter; the Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One), with Wicked Nemesis, over John Bogie & Kareem-Abdul Jamar in a Bohemian Grove Brawl to win the GCW Tag Team Title; Scotty Beach over Joey Lightning; Bull Buchanan & J-Rod over Sonny Siaki & Cru Jones, when Buchanan pinned Siaki; Johnny Swinger & Jenni Wright, billed as a mystery partner, over Micah & Tracy Taylor, when Swinger pinned Micah. Shaun "Betty" Banks originally came to ringside as Swinger's female partner, dressed as a woman. Wicked Nemesis continuously changed the rules of the Bohemian Grove Brawl every time some thing happened to favor Bogie & Jamar. It went through no disqualification and falls count anywhere stipulations until John Slaughter rejoined Nemesis' Mind Killers group. GCW will be back at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City on October 23.

GCW has also announced they will be at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, on October 30 for “Halloween Scream”. Advertised: Micah Taylor defends the GCW Heavyweight Title against Johnny Swinger in a Steel Cage match; Sonny Siaki defends the GCW Interstate Heavyweight Title against Bull Buchanan; Cru Jones versus J-Rod in a Taped Fist match; and Scotty Beach versus Princeton Gainey III. Also advertised: the return of midgets and Quentin Michaels.

Florida Championship Wrestling results from Tampa, FL, on October 16: Tiffany over Alicia Fox and Roucka in a three-way match; Johnny Curtis over Caleb O’Neal; Trent Barretta over Lupe Martinez; Ricky Ortiz over Gavin Spears; Gabe Tufts & Eric Escobar over Drew McIntyre & Sheamus O’Shaunessy; Jack Gabriel over Yamamoto; Chris Logan over Mike Kruel; Johnny Prime, Ian Richardson & Armani Lee over Lawrence Knight, Sinn Bowdee & Black Pain; Tyrone Jones over Kafu; and Heath Miller & Joe Hennig over T.J. Wilson & D.H. Smith to retain the FCW Tag Team Title.

The Pro Wrestling Riot show scheduled for October 18 has been postponed in order to avoid confliction with the Tampa Bay Rays in the NLCS that evening.

Rampage Pro Wrestling results from October 12 in Warner Robins, GA, at Johnny G's with a reported attendance of 225: Will & Mike beat Cru Jones & Micah Taylor. Lance Christian beat Colt Derringer. Orion Bishop beat Rob Adonis. Shaun Banks beat Dallas Riley. Vordell Walker beat Jason Cross. A.J. Steele beat Sal Rinauro. The dead lift challenge between Micah Taylor and Dr. Johnny Gayton ended as a no contest.

RPW returns to Johnny G's in Warner Robins, GA, on October 19 at 4:00. Advertised: In the semi finals of the championship tournament, "The Black Superman" A.J. Steele w/Dr. Johnny Gayton vs. Vordell Walker w/Mr. Ace Diamond. "The Southern Gentleman" vs. Hot Like Lava member Micah Taylor. "The Big Deal" Sal Rinauro & Kurosukaji vs. Kyle Matthews & a Mystery Partner. In a championship tournament semi-finals match, "The Wrestling Hybrid" Orion Bishop vs. Lance Christian w/Jason Cross. "The Super Pimp" Velvet Jones vs. Hot Like Lava member Cru Jones. Kodiak w/Mr. Ace Diamond is also scheduled to be at the event. Admission if free before 2:45 and $5 after 2:45.

The Deep South Wrestling event on October 25 in McDonough, GA, at the Liberty Village Shopping Center will be a free show. Kyle Matthews vs. Adrian Hawkins has been added to the previously announced matches: Sal Rinauro vs. Cru Jones, Bambi vs. Tracy Taylor, and Thunder and Lightning vs. The Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels and Simon Sermon). Also scheduled to appear: Murder One, Scott Fantastic, Nigel Sherrod, and ring announcer Ted Guinness with more to follow. Jeff Lewis will not be appearing due to injury.

The All-Star Wrestling Network presents "Halloween Hell" on October 25 at the AWN Wrestleplex in Fort Valley, GA. Advertised: a flaming table match for the AWN heavyweight champion as "The New Breed" Shawn Hunter defends vs. Leon Michaels. Pitbull vs. "Dangerous" Danny Horne in a dog collar match. Also scheduled to appear: Ash, The Almighty Brokishi, Damien, "The Marvelous One" Michael Stevens, Iron Will, Paul Warfield, and Ricky Silver. Bell time is at 8:15. Tickets are $5 and kids 6 & under get in for free.

Ticket prices for the November 8 AWA World-1 South Old School Tag Team Tournament are as follows: Adults, $10 advance and $15 at the door; children 12 and under, $5 advance and $10 at the door. Buck's Place in Ellaville, GA, holds 400 and is surrounded by bleachers. There are no ringside seats as every seat is close, but seats are available on a first come/first seat basis. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Call 229-942-0902 to order tickets.

Culture Shock Wrestling was in Mossy Head, FL, on October 11 for "Hello-O-Ween." Results: "The Chocolate Boy Wonder" Marcus Gibbs defeated "Afroman" Bruce Marshall. Short Bandit w/Street Bandit defeated Xtreme G. "Supernerd" Lane Smart defeated Mr. Dark Personality to retain the US championship. David Prime defeated Dynamite Doug. Energy Crisis defeated Joe Milo. DarkHart defeated Victor Cru to become the #1 contender for the heavyweight championship. "The Master of Devastation" Cameron Frost defeated Cameron Thomas, Street Bandit w/Short Bandit & "BTY" Colby Godwin in an elimination 4 way match to determine who gets a spot in the "4 corners of Hell" match at the January event. DJ Durst defeated Mike Metal to retain the heavyweight championship. David Prime won a battle royal to be put into the "4 Corners of Hell" match. The next CSW event will be on November 29 in Mossy Head, FL.

The results of Ultimate Wrestling's October 4 "Evilution" event from Pensacola, FL: Energy Crisis defeated Nick Wonder. The Fold member "The Prophet of Revolution" "The Outkast" Cale Conners defeated "Loaded Guns" Chris Black. "Mr. Hardcore" Jon Ryker defeated Lenny Scootermeyer. "The Master of Devastation" Cameron Frost defeated "The Canadian Superstar" Aeon Flexx to retain the Southern Heavyweight championship. "Shooter" Mike Jacobs defeated Death Row by DQ. "ABK" Tyrone Holley defeated Justin Stone to become the new Supercruiser Sexyweight champion. "The Former Sinner" Nick Virtue & The Fold member David Prime w/"The Outcast" Cale Conners vs. Omega w/"The 7th Deadly Sin" Vain & "The Future Legend" DJ Pringle ended in a no contest when Pringle turned on Omega. The Invasion defeated The Ultimate Legends w/Uncle Jim by countout. The Ultimate Legends retained the tag team championship. "Brutal" Joe Gibson retained the UW championship by defeating "BTY" Colby Godwin.

UW presents "November Reign" at the American Legion Post #33 in Pensacola, FL, on November 1. Matches announced. For the UW championship, "Brutal" Joe Gibson defends vs. 1/2 of the UW tag champions, Bobby Doll w/Uncle Jim. More matches to be announced. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 12 & under, $8 for military, and free for kids 5 & under and for people in wheelchairs. There will also be a costume contest. The show is a benefit for the Alpha Center, Inc. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00.

The next two Full Impact Pro events will be on December 19 and December 20. The venue for the December 19 event is to be announced, and the event on December 20 will be at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, FL. Tickets for each event are $20 ringside, $15 general, and $10 for kids 13 & under. Advance tickets are $12 general and $8 for kids 13 & under. For more information call (352) 422-4582. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00.

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 17, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn defeated Dick Lever > Dick Daviscourt defeated Chief Chewacki by disqualification (2-1)

OCTOBER 17, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Al Olsen > Elmer Guthrie defeated Jack Ross > Tarzan Jordan defeated Lon Chaney (2-0)

OCTOBER 17, 1935 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones – Promoter) > Eddie Wagner versus Whitey Patterson > Joe Santell versus Jack Russell > Sammy Miller versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 17, 1935 (THURSDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Dick Jones versus Leon Fuller > Wesley Brownlee versus Whitey Patterson > Ronnie McDuffie versus Tiger Rumson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 17, 1936 (SATURDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Tony Papalino versus Tiger Long > Ted Taylor versus Sammy Miller > Bill Collins versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 17, 1941 (FRIDAY) Notes: It was reported that Abe Simon leased the Warren Arena, while still holding the license on the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium as well.

OCTOBER 17, 1947 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Villmer and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Freddie Blassie defeated Al Galento > Tom Mahoney defeated Olaf Erickson > Don McIntyre defeated Lozano Martinez > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Mae Young / Notes: Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938.

OCTOBER 17, 1949 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Louie Ross defeated Babe Zaharias > Don McIntyre and Joe Wolfe wrestled to a draw > The Black Menace defeated Tony Vagnone

OCTOBER 17, 1952 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Clancy defeated Jack Wentworth > Jack Steele and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter defeated Kola Kwariani > Eduardo Perez defeated Benny Becker > Argentina Rocca defeated Jack Moore

OCTOBER 17, 1955 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Wallace versus Tex Riley > Roy Shire versus Gorgeous George > Nick Carter versus El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Wallace managed Roy Shire. Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

OCTOBER 17, 1955 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Herb Welch & Andre Drapp versus Frank Taylor & Whitey Whittler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 17, 1958 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie & Jack Dillon defeated Frank Townsend & Nick Roberts > Ray Gunkel defeated Hans Hermann > World Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Anderson* defeated Don Lee / Notes: Paul Anderson was billed as World Heavyweight Champion upon arrival, with no ties whatsoever to the National Wrestling Alliance. Although it is purely speculation, it is entirely possible Paul Jones began recognizing his own champion because the NWA had not sent its champion to Georgia since the debacle in 1957 between Lou Thesz and Edouard Carpentier.

OCTOBER 17, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Assassin defeated Marco Polo > Midget Match: Farmer McGruder defeated Marcel Semard > Jack Bence & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Ivan Zukoff & the Viking

OCTOBER 17, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle defeated Pedro Godoy > Mr. Moto defeated Chief Crazy Horse > The Kentuckians defeated Pancho Valdez & Gypsy Joe

OCTOBER 17, 1964 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Fuller versus Horst Murphy > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar versus Diamond Lil > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus Don Fargo & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were two referees for the match between Billy & Bad Boy Hines and Don Fargo & Chief Little Eagle.

OCTOBER 17, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Tiny Mills > Boxing Match: Greg Peterson defeated Alex Perez by KO in seventh round > Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson defeated Bobby Shane & Mr. Wrestling

OCTOBER 17, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears and Salvadore Dominguez wrestled to a draw > Women’s Tag Team Match: Bette & Rita Boucher defeated Vivian Vance & Vicky Williams > Joe Scarpa defeated Vincent Lopez > Australian Tag Team Match: Paul DeMarco & El Diablo defeated Roberto & Cyclone Soto > Louie Tillet, Tex McKenzie & the Professional defeated the Super Pro & the Assassins / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Paul DeMarco & El Diablo. Following the match between Louie Tillet, Tex McKenzie & the Professional and the Super Pro & the Assassins, per the stipulation, the Super Pro removed his own mask, revealing himself as Aldo Bogni. It was announced that Paul Jones was attempting to have Ray Gunkel’s college coach Claude Reeck come in and referee for a match on a future date. A photo of Gunkel and Reeck accompanied the mention in the program for this card.

OCTOBER 17, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kubla Khan defeated Pepe Gomez > Doug Gilbert & El Mongol defeated the Assassins by disqualification > Paul DeMarco defeated the Red Demon / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.

OCTOBER 17, 1972 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Francisco Flores defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Bowman defeated George Grant > Tommy Seigler defeated Wayne Cowan > George Grant, Leon Ogle, Tommy Seigler & Francisco Flores defeated Bill Bowman, Joe Turner, Wayne Cowan & Oki Shikina > Macon Tag Team Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* defeated Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto / Notes: Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo on September 5, 1972, in Macon.

OCTOBER 17, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings defeated the Spoiler by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Jerry Brisco & Bob Backlund* defeated Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell > Bobo Brazil defeated Rip Hawk > Jay Strongbow defeated the Sheik by disqualification > Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., versus Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard / Notes: Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., and Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff and Brute Bernard. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

OCTOBER 17, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage and Richard Blood wrestled to a draw > Tommy Rich defeated Don Kent > Stan Hansen defeated Mr. Saito > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Tony Atlas & Rufus R. Jones > Dick Slater defeated Ric Flair by disqualification

OCTOBER 17, 1978 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Dennis Hall > Roger Howell defeated Mr. Saito > The Masked Superstar defeated Rick McGraw > Rick Martel defeated Hartford Love > King Kong Mosca Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Tommy Rich, Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 ruled a no contest

OCTOBER 17, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Professor Sonoda defeated Ken Timbs > Otis Sistrunk defeated the French Angel > Midget Match: Little Tokyo defeated Cowboy Lang > Jim Duggan defeated George Wells > Tommy Rich & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ray Stevens & Tor Kamata / Notes: Dick Slater was handcuffed to the Great Mephisto during the match between Tommy Rich & Dusty Rhodes and Ray Stevens & Tor Kamata.

OCTOBER 17, 1982 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Rich defeated Tom Prichard > Matt Borne and Tito Santana wrestled to a draw > The Iron Sheik defeated Brad Armstrong > The Super Destroyer defeated Big Red > National Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Paul Orndorff* to win title > Roddy Piper defeated the Great Kabuki > National Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated the Wild Samoans* by disqualification > Falls Count Anywhere Match (No DQ): Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki. Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans.

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.