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Sunday, October 19, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown/ ECW crew will be at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico, tonight.

WWE results from San Juan, PR, on October 18: Jamie Noble over Snitsky; WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Champion Santino Marella & WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix over Kofi Kingston & Candice Michelle to retain both titles; William Regal over D-Lo Brown; CM Punk & Cryme Tyme over Manu, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr.; Mickie James over Layla; Rey Mysterio & Batista over JBL & Kane; and Chris Jericho over Shawn Michaels in a no disqualification match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

Ring of Honor has made some announcements concerning additions to upcoming cards, as noted below.

ROH will be at the Danbury Police Athletic League Building in Danbury, CT, on October 24. More matches and names have been added. Advertised: an Iron Man tag team match featuring Kevin Steen & El Generico, Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black, and Chris Hero & Davey Richards, with Larry Sweeney, and the Latin American Xchange; Go Shiozaki defends the FIP Heavyweight Title against Austin Aries; a three-way no disqualification match featuring Mark Briscoe, Delirious, and Necro Butcher; Jerry Lynn versus Claudio Castagnoli; Brent Albright versus Jay Briscoe; Sara Del Rey versus Ariel; Jason Blade versus Jigsaw; and Rhett Titus versus Ruckus. Also advertised: Bobby Dempsey, Shane Hagadorn, Daizee Haze, and Grizzley Redwood. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

ROH will be at the Centre Jean-Claude Malepart in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on November 7. A few matches have been announced. Advertised: a four-way elimination match for the ROH World Heavyweight Title featuring champion Nigel McGuinness, Kevin Steen, El Generico, and Go Shiozaki; Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries versus Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black for a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Title, currently held by Steen & Generico, at the November 21 event in Dayton, OH; and Roderick Strong versus Davey Richards, with Larry Sweeney. Also advertised: Eddie Edwards, Necro Butcher, Erick Stevens, Kenny King, and Mark & Jay Briscoe.

ROH will be at the Markham Fair in Markham, ON, on November 8. Some matches have been announced. Advertised: Kevin Steen & El Generico defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against Mark & Jay Briscoe; Nigel McGuinness versus Necro Butcher, where it has not yet been determined if McGuinness’ ROH World Heavyweight Title will be on the line; and Jerry Lynn versus Davey Richards. Also advertised: Go Shiozaki, Eddie Edwards, Larry Sweeney, Bryan Danielson, Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black, Erick Stevens, and Kenny King.

Rampage Pro Wrestling returns to Johnny G's in Warner Robins, GA, this afternoon 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 is free before 2:45, and $5 after 2:45.

RPW’s Jason Cross joined Rich Tate on Saturday night for a PSP Fix. Click here to listen.

XW-2000 presents Revenge to take place at the Haji Shrine Temple in Pensacola, FL, today. 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.

Today in Memoriam: Fritz Kiley (1983), Miyuki Yanagi (64, 2002), and Road Warrior Hawk (46, 2003).

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the October 11 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

Knoxville Area Professional Organized Wrestling results from October 18 in Lenoir City, TN: Edward Idol defeated Shawn Streets by count out. Rich Kavana & Johnny Williams & Kole Layton King & Ryan Dookie defeated Jason Maxx & Robbie Race. Keith Knox defeated The Rip in an arm wrestling match. Knox then defeated Rip in a traditional wrestling match. Donovan Daniels d Chase Owens. Wayne Adkins over Shane Williams to become KAPOW's #1 contender. By losing Williams will now have to face TNA star Sharkboy at the next show on 11/15.

United States Wrestling Organization results for October 17 from Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn with attendance of 76: White Tiger beat JD Fluffy and Blue Amigo when Tiger pinned Amigo. Farron Foxx beat Travis Starr. Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn beat Shawn Hoodrich & Psycho Medic when Dunn pinned Hoodrich. USWO Jr. Champion Josh Crowe beat Cousin Jason X and Aiden Scott and Super Delirious Black Ninja when Crowe pinned Scott. Saint beat Steven Green (with Shane Eden) by DQ when Eden spotted Saint with a chain and hit him as ref Mark Owen was looking. Michael Jablonski beat Seven (with Tim Renesto) by DQ when Renesto interfered. L.T. Falk beat USWO Champion Jeremiah Plunkett in a non-title match. Post-match, Plunkett beat down L.T., but told him he had earned a title shot next week.

There is 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. Advertised: Nigel Sherrod versus Air Paris; a trophy has been designed to be given away in honor of Wilbanks, named the Wilbanks Memorial Cup, to the winner of a thirty-man gauntlet match. Also advertised: Michael Cross, Seth Cruise, Chip Day, Murder One, Shane Williams, Stupid, Tweety, Alex Summers, Johnny Quaz, Silas Quaz, Joe Edon, Savin, Mic Force, Shawn Clark, A.J. Waldron, Dark Gable, Scott Prater, Chris Christian, Wicked Walt, Daniel Alexander, Brian Alexander, J Dog, the Associate, the Dakota Outlaws, and Dave Wills. 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 19, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Red Terry – Promoter) > Gene Miller versus Pete Rogers > George Harben versus Hugh Winn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a women’s match and another wrestling match, but no details were provided following the card. It was reported that this was the last “outdoor wrestling card of the season”.

OCTOBER 19, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Red Dugan > Charlie Norman versus Whitey Patterson > No TL Match: John Mauldin versus Bull Schmidt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 19, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Sammy Miller versus Swede Swanson > Tony Papalino versus Ted Taylor > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin* versus Nick George / 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 19, 1937 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Young Gotch defeated Joe Washburn > Frankie Schroll and Tarzan Jordan wrestled to a draw > Dan O’Connor defeated Angelo Cistoldi by disqualification

OCTOBER 19, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Black Demon defeated Jack Wentworth > Wally Greb and Jack Kelly wrestled to a draw > Bruce White defeated Bill Crussell > Rudy Strongberg defeated Barto Hill > Al Massey defeated Lou Plummer

OCTOBER 19, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gossett defeated Finis Hall > Al Massey defeated Fred Von Schacht > Art Nelson defeated Chief Little Wolf #2 > Don McIntyre defeated the Great Togo

OCTOBER 19, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Villmer versus Bobby Lane > Women’s Match: Ann Laverne versus Beverly Morris > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* versus Tarzan Hewitt > Mike Paidousis versus Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Don McIntyre had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since March 16, 1953, although he actually lost the title to Ray Villmer on October 16, 1953, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 19, 1954 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Chuck Music > Don McGee defeated Red Vagnone by disqualification > Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart defeated Allan Garfield & Jerry Graham

OCTOBER 19, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cyclone Anaya defeated Ike Eakins by disqualification > Chris Tolos defeated Tom Drake > International Tag Team Title Match: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* defeated Bobby Weaver & Cyclone Anaya > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Bull Curry* to win title / Notes: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since October 12, 1956. Bull Curry had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Art Nelson on September 28, 1956, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 19, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiger Conway defeated Willie Love > Johnny Weaver defeated Ed Sharpe > Adrien Baillargeon defeated Lenny Montana

OCTOBER 19, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Tiny Evans defeated Roy Nelson & Johnny Weaver by disqualification > Freddie Blassie defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

OCTOBER 19, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gypsy Joe defeated Chief Crazy Horse > Chief Little Eagle defeated Pedro Godoy > Mr. Moto defeated Johnny Walker > No TL / No DQ Match: the Assassins defeated the Kentuckians / Notes: Rito Carreon had been scheduled, but there was no mention in the reports following the card.

OCTOBER 19, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Dandy Andy defeated Chico Santana > Steve Kovacs defeated Gene Murphy > Dick Dunn defeated Frankie Cain > Chief Little Eagle defeated Sputnik Monroe

OCTOBER 19, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dale Lewis defeated Chief Little Eagle > Bob Boyer defeated Johnny Heidman > Dutch Savage defeated Nick Kozak > Battle Royal: Terrible Ted defeated Chief Little Eagle, Bad Boy Hines, Johnny Heidman, Bob Boyer, Mario Galento, and Dale Lewis / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. The winner of the battle royal was a wrestling bear.

OCTOBER 19, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Johnny Heidman > Bill Dromo defeated the Golden Terror > Ramon Torres defeated Butcher Vachon > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Dennis Hall & Jim Osborne > Roger Kirby defeated Louie Tillet by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Gene Kiniski* defeated Enrique Torres (2-1) at 30:00 / Notes: It was reported that Louie Tillet was initially to be defending the US Junior Heavyweight Title against Roger Kirby, but the latter was overweight. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on September 7, 1966, in Columbus. 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 reported that 2,700 were in attendance for this card.

OCTOBER 19, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dale Lewis defeated Oki Shikina > Ramon Torres defeated the Professional > The Outlaw defeated Guillotine Gordon > Bob Armstrong and Butcher Vachon wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed the Outlaw.

OCTOBER 19, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Scott defeated the Red Demon (2) > Roberto Soto defeated Jerry Oates > Cisco Grimaldo defeated Billy Spears > Fence Match: Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Mr. X > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Buddy Colt & Big John defeated Bob Armstrong & El Mongol* to win title / Notes: Bob Armstrong & El Mongol had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on January 12, 1971, in Macon.

OCTOBER 19, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Lewis versus Bobby Cash > Robert Fuller versus Stan Vachon > Roberto Soto versus Gorgeous George, Jr. > Bob Armstrong & Tom Jones versus the Super Infernos > Football Match: Bobby Duncum versus Jim Wilson > Ricky Gibson & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Bill Watts & Hiro Matsuda > Tim Woods versus Bobby Shane / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

OCTOBER 19, 1974 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Hosea Williams and Thunderbolt Patterson – Promoters / International Wrestling League) > Beautiful Bobby versus the Tonga Kid > Levi Banks versus Gama Singh > The Butcher versus the Magnificent Zulu > Captain Soul versus Mountain Man Goliath > Johnny Ringo & Frank Rogers versus Jim Wilson & Shotgun Austin > Thunderbolt Patterson & the Islanders versus the Super Assassin & the Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Homer O’Dell managed Mountain Man Goliath. Dr. Blood managed the Medics.

OCTOBER 19, 1976 (TUESDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Orndorff defeated Scott Irwin > Raymond Rougeau and Mr. X wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Stasiak > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated the Black Bombers > Dusty Rhodes defeated the Mongolian Stomper / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

OCTOBER 19, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet and Ricky Fields & Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Bobby Jaggers defeated Ted Allen > Bret Hart defeated Carl Fergie > Sterling Golden defeated Stan Hansen > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated King Kong Mosca > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Billy Graham & Austin Idol > Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel defeated the Masked Superstar > Bob Armstrong & Ole Anderson defeated Ernie Ladd & Killer Karl Kox / Notes: Bobby Heenan was suspended above the ring in a cage during the match between Bob Armstrong & Ole Anderson and Ernie Ladd & Killer Karl Kox. Heenan managed Ladd, Kox, Bobby Jaggers and the Masked Superstar.

OCTOBER 19, 1984 (FRIDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Steve Brinson and the Italian Stallion wrestled to a draw > Tim Horner defeated Ali Bey > Martial Arts Match: Ron Slinker defeated Mr. Ito > Jerry Oates defeated Rip Rogers > Brad Armstrong defeated Ted Oates > Cage Match: Ron Garvin & Stan Hansen defeated Bob Roop & Ox Baker

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.