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Saturday, October 18, 2008


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Rampage Pro Wrestling promoter Jason Cross sits in with Rich Tate 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 Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, PR, tonight. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico.

WWE results from Ponce, PR, on October 17: Kofi Kingston over Snitsky; Manu over Jamie Noble; Mickie James & Candice Michelle over Beth Phoenix & Layla; Santino Marella over D-Lo Brown to retain the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; CM Punk over William Regal; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Cryme Tyme to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title; Batista and JBL was ruled a no contest due to interference from Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kane, and Rey Mysterio which led to … Michaels, Batista & Mysterio over Jericho, JBL & Kane.

WWE has announced the following events: November 29, RAW in Elmira, NY, at the First Arena; December 15, RAW in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Mellon Arena; December 16, SmackDown/ECW in Baltimore, MD; and April 19, SmackDown/ECW in Vienna, AT, at Wiener Stadthalle.

Total Nonstop Action will be in Lawrenceburg, KY, at the Eagle Lake Convention Centre on December 6. The Final Resolution PPV will be held on December 7 in Orlando, FL.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, tonight for their final television taping prior to “Fright Night '08”. Advertised: Iceberg & Azrael & Shaun Tempers (with The Reverend) vs. Shadow Jackson & Mikal Judas & Truitt Fields. An 8 man tag: with the Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) & Chip Day & T.K. Cross vs. The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith) & Talent & Money (J.T. Talent & Drew Pendleton III). Kimo will be in action (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey). Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) vs. The Dynamic Duo (Chad Parham & Seth Delay). Young Lion's Division Action: Adrian Hawkins vs. Bo Newsome. Plus: Jerry Palmer finalizes Fright Night '08, Jeff Lewis & Jay Clinton, Don Matthews, Brodie Ray Chase & Melissa Coates, Jeremy Vain & Mr. Rob Adonis and the announcing team, Greg Hunter and John Johnson. Bell time is 8:00pm or thereabouts.

Anarchy promoter Jerry Palmer joined Rich Tate on Friday night for a PSP Fix. Click here to listen.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance has an event tonight at the Recreation Center in Bremen GA. Matches announced are Consequences Creed vs. Jimmy Rave. David Young vs. El Mexicano. "Action" Mike Jackson & Chris Jones vs. Sal Rinauro & Ultimate Dragon. More matches to be added. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10 and free for kids 7 & under. For more information call Shane at (770) 328-1162.

The Georgia Christian Wrestling Federation will be at the new Boys & Girls Club in Rome, GA, tonight, advertising WWE ECW General Manager, Theodore Long as a special guest. Advertised: For the GCWF Heavyweight championship, JJ Grizzly defends vs. The All Star. In a GCWF tag title match, The Texas Rangers vs. The Gangsta Nation. In a GCWF Featherweight title match, London Cross defends vs. Billy Havoc. Mr Hughes vs. A mystery opponent. "Hott Stuff" Brian Slater & Fast Freddie vs. Jay Bird. Also scheduled are Darryll Hall, Big Will, "Young Gun" JL Kyle. Tickets are $10 ringside and $5 general. Bell time is 7:30.

Championsship Wrestling returns to Greeneville, TN, at the Eastview Rec tonight. 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.

World Independent Wrestling will be at the 3rd Street Boys & Girls Club in Panama City, FL, tonight. Advertised: Michael Steel vs. "The New Coming Sensation" Ryan Mitchell. Chief Little Bear vs. Michael Patrick. Street Bandit vs. Cameron Valentine. In a WIW championship match, "Pretty Boy" Donnie B defends vs. Mr. Irresistible. More matches to be added. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00. Tickets are $7. Advance ticks can be bought for $5. For more information call (850) 819-2820.

The Great American Wrestling Federation will be in Hosford, FL, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to John Nord (1959) and Carlos Cabrera (1959).

Today in Memoriam: Paul Baillargeon (77, 1999).

Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling officially debuts tonight on CMT at 8:00 PM ET, although some initial airings have been shown today. The show features Brian Knobbs and Brutus Beefcake, who will be coaching the cast, while Hogan is joined by Jimmy Hart and Eric Bischoff in judging the various events. Celebrities participating are Danny Bonaduce, Todd Bridges, Butterbean, Trishelle Cannatella, Dustin Diamond, Erin Murphy, Dennis Rodman, Frank Stallone, Tiffany, and Nikki Ziering. Tonight’s episode features all of the cast, in which Hogan goes over the process and rules, and as the action begins, a celebrity is sent packing.

Charges against ‘Big’ Vito LoGrasso, who was arrested in September, were dismissed on October 14. LoGrasso was arrested last month on charges of battery and domestic violence, and released the following day. It was determined by the Florida State Attorney’s office that he had been wrongfully accused. “I would like to thank the State’s Attorney’s office for acting so swiftly on this matter and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for treating me fairly along with my attorney, Richard Adamy.” said LoGrasso in a statement being distributed today. “I would like this matter to be considered closed and is an experience that I never wish to have again.” The statement also noted that LoGrasso “thanks the fans and media for their continued support through this ordeal.”

Prime Time Pro Wrestling results from October 17 in Columbus, GA, at the Event Center are as follows: Frankie Valentine over Dustin Powers. After the match Sal Rinauro attacked Valentine and left him laying, The Southside Trash over Rob Adonis & Sal Rinauro. Rinauro was pinned with a double flapjack. Bulldog Raines beat Colt Derringer. Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain (with Sir Charles Donovan) retained the PTPW tag titles over Chip Day & Ace Rockwell with outside help from Donovan. Chris Stevens & David Young were disqualified in their match with Deathrow & Jake Slater (with J.P. Money) when they refused to halt their brutal assault on Deathrow with a chair and Money's briefcase.

Tampa Pub Crawl LLC will launch their organization with the first of many social "pub Crawl" style events in conjunction with The Tampa Bay Lightning game against the San Jose Sharks the evening of Saturday, October 25th, 2008. This constitutes the inaugural event of the second venture of Imagine That Entertainment LLC who originally launched Orlando Pub Crawl LLC in February of 2006 in nearby Orlando, Florida. Click here for more information or call Cameron Parker at (407) 808-6371.

XW-2000 presents Revenge to take place at the Haji Shrine Temple in Pensacola, FL, on October 19. Advertised: In a match for the XW-2000 championship, "BTY" Colby Godwin vs. "Outkast" Cale Conners. DJ Pringle vs. James Enx for the Florida championship. Youngbloodz vs. The Samoan Soldiers. In a 3 way dance, 610 Kid vs. DDG vs. California Kid. Kage vs. Dynamite Doug. David Prime vs. Lane Smart. Short Bandit vs. Tiny Tiswell. Tickets are $6 and kids 5 & under get in for free. Some of the proceeds go to benefit crippled and burn children. You are to bring your own chair to the event.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the Bremen Rec Center & Sports Complex in Bremen, GA, on October 23. Advertised: Frankie Valentine vs. Kyle Matthews in a cage match. SECW champion Colt Derringer vs. Dustin Powers. In a match that the fans requested, Adrian Hawkins vs. The Nightmare. More matches to be added. Tickets are $5 and kids under 6 get in for free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. For more information call (678) 651-0144.

Local referee Spanky Emerson has asked us to announce a benefit event scheduled for November 7 to help the family of J.W. Wilbanks, father of local wrestler Michael Cross. Wilbanks recently passed away, and the benefit will be to help raise money for the family. The event will take place at the OCWA Building in Trion, GA. A trophy has been designed to be given away in honor of Wilbanks, named the Wilbanks Memorial Cup. Bell time will be 8:00 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.


OCTOBER 18, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim McMillen defeated Pat O'Shocker > Jim Clinstock defeated George Tragos at 36:00 / Notes: Jim McMillen was declared the winner of his match when Pat O'Shocker was deemed unable to continue.

OCTOBER 18, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Jimmy Hope versus Dink Almand > Wesley Brownlee versus Glenn Cowan > Bill Collins versus Charlie Norman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 18, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Pat O’Brien versus Alton Woods > Glenn Cowan versus Red Dugan > No TL Match: Al Olsen versus Turk Powell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 18, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Leon Fuller versus Happy Yarn > Son Almand defeated Scotty Sullivan > Joe Santell and Honey Boy Hackney wrestled to a draw > Jack Ross defeated Jack Russell / Notes: Leon Fuller and Happy Yarn were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

OCTOBER 18, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Ripper Lindsey > Red Roberts versus Paddy Nolan > Son Almand versus the Bat / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 18, 1940 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA (Al Rauer – Promoter) > Frank Sexton versus Al Lovelock > George Tragos versus Vic Christy > Jim Coffield versus Gus Sonnenberg > Len Macaluso versus the French Angel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 18, 1944 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Women’s Match: Doris Dean versus Patsy Miller > Jack Nazworthy versus Johnny Plummer > Mr. X versus Blackhood / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 18, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre & Al Massey defeated Jack O'Brien & Tom Mahoney > Bibber McCoy and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Dick Lever defeated Jim Coffield by disqualification > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Juanita Coffman > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Tex Riley* defeated Red Roberts / Notes: Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938. Tex Riley had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he won a tournament on July 12, 1946, in Nashville, TN.

OCTOBER 18, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McGee defeated Red Vagnone > Red McIntyre defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Tokyo Joe defeated Chief Big Heart by countout > No TL Match: Jerry Graham defeated Allan Garfield (2-1)

OCTOBER 18, 1956 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre defeated Ike Eakins by disqualification > Fred Atkins defeated Jack Bence > Bull Curry defeated Cyclone Anaya (2-1)

OCTOBER 18, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Red Lyons defeated the Black Monster > Mike Paidousis defeated Tarzan White > Bill Melby and Baron Gattoni wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Kurt Von Brawner* to win title / Notes: During the match between Billy Red Lyons and the Black Monster, Lyons removed the Monster’s mask, but he was apparently not identified. 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 18, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Red Dugan wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo & Tiny Evans defeated Roy Nelson & Red Dugan > Indian Thong Match: Johnny Weaver defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

OCTOBER 18, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Assassin defeated Young Paul Jones > Midget Match: Roger Tomlin defeated Pee Wee Lopez > Jack Bence & the Country Plowboy defeated Ivan Zukoff & the Viking

OCTOBER 18, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gordon defeated the Outlaw > Derrell Cochran defeated Dr. Menendez > Negro Men’s World Heavyweight Title Match: Bobo Brazil* defeated Tiny Hampton > Ray Gunkel, Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana, Tarzan Tyler & the Mighty Hercules / Notes: Tim Geohagen was the special referee for the match between Ray Gunkel, Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle and Lenny Montana, Tarzan Tyler & the Mighty Hercules. Following the match, Big Heart claimed that when the Outlaw came to ringside, he had handed a foreign object to Hercules, which was later used to injure Big Heart. The origin of the Negro Men’s World Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time. It was announced that Lou Thesz would be wrestling on the card on November 1, 1963, and that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

OCTOBER 18, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Anderson defeated Jack Armstrong > Lars Anderson defeated the Golden Terror > The Red Raiders defeated Jim Osborne & Dennis Hall

OCTOBER 18, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez versus Guillotine Gordon > Dale Lewis defeated Billy Garrett > Alberto Torres and the Outlaw wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Bill Dromo defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon > Jim Starr versus Ramon Torres ruled a no contest > Paul DeMarco & Louie Tillet defeated the Professional & the Great Hercules / Notes: Pepe Gomez and Guillotine Gordon were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jack Crawford managed the Outlaw.

OCTOBER 18, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Tony Nero > The Professional defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification > Joe Scarpa & Jimmy Golden defeated Paul DeMarco & El Diablo / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer O’Dell managed Paul DeMarco & El Diablo. Aldo Bogni joined Capral and announced that the only reason he had come to Atlanta and worn the mask as the Super Pro was because the Assassins had paid him to do so, in an effort to have him risk the mask against the mask of the Professional, rather than risk their own.

OCTOBER 18, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no information is available.

OCTOBER 18, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Patera defeated Billy Spears > Pat Barrett defeated Terry Garvin by disqualification > Handicap Match: Rocky Johnson defeated Mike Loren & Rock Riddle > Roger Kirby defeated Steve Keirn > Danny Little Bear defeated Ron Garvin > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Bob Roop & Mike McCord > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Harley Race > Buddy Colt versus the Sheik ruled a no contest / Notes: Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. The program we have for this card is the first we have that shows Freddy Miller in a working capacity with the Atlanta office. Miller had been an Atlanta broadcaster in radio for many years, and is credited here with putting programs together, and would also later be credited with producing “Georgia Championship Wrestling” on television, as well as handling publicity for the company. The program also is the first mention of tapings in Atlanta occurring at 11:00 AM on Saturdays, which obviously worked much better for allowing appropriate editing time for the show to be prepared by the 6:00 PM airing. It also features a small bio written about Steve Keirn by Jim Carlisle, who was the host of “Columbus Championship Wrestling” for Fred Ward’s part of the territory. In addition, it provides an expanded listing of where “Georgia Championship Wrestling” can be seen outside the Atlanta area: Augusta (Channel 12 WRDW on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00 PM and Channel 26 WATU on Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM), Albany (Channel 10 WALB on Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM), and Savannah (Channel 22 WJCL from 2:30 to 3:30 PM and Channel 11 WTOC on Saturday from 11:00 PM to Midnight).

OCTOBER 18, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Ron Garvin & Rip Hawk > S.D. Jones defeated Larry Cheatham > Jerry Brisco defeated the Spoiler by disqualification > Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Mr. Fuji and Toru Tanaka. Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.

OCTOBER 18, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Cash and Raymond Rougeau wrestled to a draw > Tony Parisi defeated Johnny Ringo > Jos LeDuc defeated Scott Irwin > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Ricky Steamboat & Dean Ho > Dusty Rhodes defeated the Mongolian Stomper / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

OCTOBER 18, 1977 (TUESDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Randy Savage and David Von Erich wrestled to a draw > Dino Bravo defeated Jerry Stubbs > Bob Armstrong defeated Bill White > Tony Atlas defeated Jacques Goulet > Dick Slater defeated the Executioner

OCTOBER 18, 1979 (THURSDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marvin Turner defeated Snake Brown > Bret Hart defeated Jonathan Boyd > Austin Idol defeated Carl Fergie > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Ernie Ladd & Bobby Jaggers > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Stan Hansen / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd and Bobby Jaggers.

OCTOBER 18, 1980 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – MID-SOUTH AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Poure defeated Tommy Hart > Terry Taylor defeated Stan Lane > Mixed Tag Team Match: Charlie Fulton & Joyce Grable defeated Stan Lane & Judy Martin > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mr. Saito by disqualification / Notes: Stan Lane substituted for Rocket Monroe to team with Judy Martin in the match with Charlie Fulton & Joyce Grable.

OCTOBER 18, 1981 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brian Blair and Bryan St. John wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Mike Sharpe > Steve O defeated Jim Duggan > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated Little Tokyo > The Great Kabuki defeated George Wells > Michael Hayes defeated Terry Gordy > Tommy Rich & Dick Slater defeated Ray Stevens & Tor Kamata > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Dick Slater was billed as a mystery partner to Tommy Rich for the match with Ray Stevens & Tor Kamata. The Great Mephisto managed Stevens and Kamata. Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki.

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.