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Thursday, October 23, 2008


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Prime Time Pro Wrestling promoter Billy Roper sits in with Rich Tate tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET. Deep South Wrestling promoter Jody Hamilton will be on around 9:45. If you miss it, the archive will be available afterward.

Total Nonstop Action will be broadcasting iMPACT! Live from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, tonight. Advertised: Kevin Nash & Sting versus A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe; Sheik Abdul Bashir defends the TNA X Division Title against Jay Lethal; Taylor Wilde defends the TNA Women’s Title against Awesome Kong; Beer Money defends the TNA World Tag Team Title in a gauntlet match that includes Matt Morgan & Abyss, Team 3D & the Latin American Xchange; Christy Hemme versus one of the Beautiful People; an announcement from Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley said to be capable of changing the world of pro wrestling; and Booker T reveals the contents of his briefcase. Christian Cage and Kurt Angle are also expected to be on the show, which goes live at 9:00 PM ET.

Tickets for the following TNA event goes on sale tomorrow: December 6 in Lawrenceburg, KY, at the Eagle Lake Convention Centre.

Great Championship Wrestling will be at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, tonight. Advertised: Cru Jones challenges Micah Taylor for the GCW title. If Jones wins the title, he'll face Swinger in the cage next week instead of Taylor, and Taylor will wrestle Jones’ scheduled opponent at "Halloween Scream", J-Rod. Orion Bishop vs. J-Rod to determine the #1 Contender for the GCW Interstate Title with Bishop's partner Murder One banned from ringside. Scotty Beach vs. The Winners Club Team of Ron Stalker & Joey Lightning. In a match that was 6 months in the making, Slaughter will face 80's Guy John Bogie. Slaughter mysteriously disappeared after he was scheduled to wrestle Bogie at War Games back in April. Bell time is 7:30pm.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling has an event tonight at the Bremen Rec Center & Sports Complex in Bremen, GA. 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. Also advertised: Bulldog Raines, Josh Storm, Josh Stone, Billy Love, Chip Day, and Rob Adonis. 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.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Don and Ron Harris (1961).

Click here for this week’s update of Wrestler’s Eye View with Les Thatcher.

Slam! Wrestling’s Greg Oliver has posted a story on Lia Maivia. Click here for the piece.

Alternative Pro Wrestling’s Greg Hunter joined Rich Tate and Larry Goodman on Wednesday night for a PSP Fix. Rich and Larry also ran down some upcoming events and broke some news regarding the imminent return of the weekly Peach State Pandemonium show. Click here to listen.

NWA Anarchy runs television tapings at the NWA Arena, 4236 Level Grove Road in Cornelia, GA, on the first and third Saturday each month. Upcoming show dates include: November 1 (Fright Night '08), November 15, November 29 (Christmas Charity Show), December 6, and December 20 (Season's Beatings '08). To reserve seats call 706-768-9071. Bell time is 8pm.

Championsship Wrestling returns to the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, TN, on November 1 with the following advertised lineup: AWA World Heavyweight Title Match - No DQ- No Count Outs: Champion Brian Logan, vs. Tony Givens. If Givens loses he will have to leave wrestling forever. National Heavyweight Title Match: Champion Robbie Cassidy vs. Mr. Bolo (with John Hawkins). Special Challenge: "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton vs. JHP's Mystery Man. #1 Contenders Tag Team Match: The Varsity Shooter Society (Alyx Winters & Chase Owens, with Ashlee Hope) vs. Wayne Adkins & Nick Hammonds. Plus: The debut of Keith Knox, Cody Ices, "Handsome" Beau James, Moe Jenkins, and The 420 Hit Squad. Bell time is 8pm.

Celebrating 35 Years of Wrestling Royalty, a tribute to Jerry "The King" Lawler, is being presented by Bert Prentice on Friday night November 7 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. Advertised: Shawn Schultz versus Matt Boyce; Chase Stevens versus Idol Stevens; and Travis Sawyer, Justin O’Day & Lani Kealoha versus Shanw Williams, Alan Shepard & Ali Stevens. Jerry Lawler was to wrestle Snitsky, but he has been pulled from the event. A replacement should be announced soon. Jimmy Hart, who was to be in Snitsky’s corner, will also still be part of the event. Brian Christopher is also slated to wrestle.

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; Michael Cross & Seth Cruise versus Lamar Phillips & Jamie Hall; a four-way featuring Shane Williams, Mark Pain, Casey Kage, and Murder One; Kid Ego, Jr., versus Stupid, with Tweety; and 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: Chip Day, Alex Summers, Johnny Quaz, Silas Quaz, Joe Edon, Savin, Mic Force, Shawn Clark, Elsworth, Jason Fear, A.J. Waldron, Jackie Rosedale, Dark Gable, Scott Prater, Chris Christian, Wicked Walt, Daniel Alexander, Brian Alexander, J Dog, the Associate, the Dakota Outlaws, Mark Danger, and Dave Wills. Bell time will be 8:00 PM.

Pro Wrestling Riot will host their one year anniversary show at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center on 8330 Civic Drive in Port Richey, FL, on November 8. Tickets at the door: Adults $10, and kids 13 and under $5. Tickets in advance: Adults $8, and kids 13 and under $4. For more info and to purchase tickets visit the PWR website. Advertised: Pro Wrestling Riot Title Tournament, Opening Round Matches: Sideshow vs. The House of Vitale's Damballah, Sedrick Strong vs. 911, Inc.'s Shawn Osborne, Jaison Moore vs. Craig Classic, and Austin Amadeus vs. Chris Jones. Pro Wrestling Riot Tag Team Title Tournament, Opening Round Matches: The House of Vitale's Lou The Fixer & Snow vs. The British Lions and Bumz R' Us vs. The Dynamic Duo. More matches and information will be announced.

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 23, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Whitey Patterson defeated Pete Rogers > Jack McAdams defeated Wayne Coleman > Jim Hesslyn defeated George Harben

OCTOBER 23, 1933 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart – Promoter) > Shorty Boyd defeated Young Holmes > George Romanoff versus Joe Teller > Harmot Hassan defeated Jack Fulton (2-0) / Notes: George Romanoff and Joe Teller were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

OCTOBER 23, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andy Rascher defeated Joe Greenberg > George Hill defeated Vernon Baxter at 28:00 > Orville Brown defeated Buck Weaver at 57:00 (2-0)

OCTOBER 23, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ALBANY, GA – SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Eddie Wagner versus Wesley Brownlee > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Al Olsen (2-1) > George Romanoff defeated Young Londos / Notes: Eddie Wagner and Wesley Brownlee were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. George Romanoff was declared the winner of his match when Young Londos was deemed unable to continue after being injured during the first round.

OCTOBER 23, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LULLWATER BUILDING (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Davis and Blue Sun Jennings wrestled to a draw > Roland Kirchmeyer versus Dorv Roche > Orville Brown defeated George Zaharias / Notes: Frank Speer was the special referee for the match between Orville Brown and George Zaharias. Roland Kirchmeyer and Dorv Roche were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

OCTOBER 23, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > John Dameron versus Frank Remille > Tony Papalino versus Glenn Cowan > Tarzan Jordan versus Chippewa Charlie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 23, 1939 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Washburn versus Sammy Miller > Joe Ferona versus Honey Boy Hackney > George Romanoff versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 23, 1939 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – REYNOLDS STREET ARENA (Dobie Osborne – Promoter) > Marvin Jones defeated Pete Managoff > Nick Elitch defeated Dobie Osborne (2-1)

OCTOBER 23, 1942 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Charles Rentrop – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. X defeated Chief Chewacki > Dorv Roche defeated Cowboy Luttrall > The Golden Terror defeated Ray Steele / Notes: It was reported that 3,500 were in attendance for this card. The Masked Manager managed the Golden Terror.

OCTOBER 23, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red Dugan versus Wild Man Zimm > Bobby Lane versus Red McIntyre > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Villmer* versus Tarzan Hewitt > Mike Paidousis versus Baron Leone / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Ray Villmer had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on October 16, 1953, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 23, 1956 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cyclone Anaya defeated Bull Curry > Red McIntyre defeated Ike Eakins > Fred Atkins and Chris Tolos wrestled to a draw

OCTOBER 23, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Marino and Baron Gattoni wrestled to a draw > Lenny Montana defeated Jim LaRock > Johnny Weaver & Tony Marino defeated Ed Sharpe & Baron Gattoni > Handicap Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Don McIntyre & Ed Capral / Notes: Ed Capral, announcer for the local televised wrestling program, only entered the ring for introductions, as he was never tagged into the match where he was teaming with Don McIntyre against Freddie Blassie. Prior to the match, McIntyre had vowed to retire if he felt compelled to tag Capral in the ring and put him in harms way.

OCTOBER 23, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence versus the Viking > Midget Match: Marcel Semard versus Farmer McGruder > Handicap Match: the Assassin versus Marco Polo & Young Paul Jones / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 23, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw > Gypsy Joe defeated Chief Crazy Horse > The Kentuckians defeated Lenny Montana & Mr. Moto

OCTOBER 23, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Chris Averoff defeated Don Carson at 15:00 > Hair versus Mask Match: Bob Morrow defeated the Green Hornet > Al Galento & the Inferno defeated Ken Hollis & Marco Polo / Notes: As part of the stipulation, the Green Hornet was forced to unmask following the match with Bob Morrow, and was identified as Bob Eisenburg. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 23, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mario Galento defeated Ken Fryer > Midget Match: Chico Santana defeated Dandy Andy > Enrique Torres defeated Mickey Blassie > Don Fargo & Steve Kovacs versus the Mysterious Medics ruled a no contest > Dick Dunn & Sputnik Monroe defeated the Scufflin’ Hillbillies / Notes: According to this program, Paul Jones had suspended the Mysterious Medics from wrestling on television, citing violence as the reason.

OCTOBER 23, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Hollis versus Roy Mulkey > Bob Boyer versus Johnny Heidman > Women’s Match: Bette Boucher versus Linda Carroll > Freddie Blassie versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 23, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller and Skandor Akbar wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Kubla Khan defeated Sabu Singh > Ray Gunkel & Doug Gilbert defeated Mr. Ito & the Great Ota > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated Bobby Shane > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Paul DeMarco & El Mongol defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Colt had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel on September 4, 1970, in Atlanta. The Assassins had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Mr. Ito & the Great Ota in a tournament final on October 16, 1970, in Atlanta. It was announced that Argentina Apollo would be wrestling in Atlanta on October 30, 1970. Bill Dromo participated in an autograph session for fans.

OCTOBER 23, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Assassin #2 defeated Rocket Monroe > Bob Armstrong defeated Big John by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

OCTOBER 23, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Tommy Seigler versus Goldie Rogers > Jack Armstrong versus Argentina Apollo > Oki Shikina versus the Super Gladiator > Pepper Gomez, Prince Pullins & El Mongol versus Ox Baker & the Mongols > Georgia Brass Knucks Title Match: Rock Hunter* versus Assassin #1 > Tarzan Tyler versus the Missouri Mauler > WWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Ellis* versus Assassin #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed the Mongols.

OCTOBER 23, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Roy Lee Welch > Bobby Cash defeated Pepe Lopez > Women’s Match: Susan Green defeated Rita Cortez > Robert Fuller & Roberto Soto and Bobby Shane & Hiro Matsuda wrestled to a draw > Macon Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): the Super Infernos* versus Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

OCTOBER 23, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Butch Malone > Bugsy McGraw defeated Jim Dalton > The Masked Superstar defeated Raymond Rougeau > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: King Kong Mosca defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* by disqualification

OCTOBER 23, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Brunzell versus Killer Khan > Terry Taylor versus Michael Hayes > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Mr. Saito > Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts versus Jack Brisco & Mike Graham > Stan Hansen versus Ole Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts joined Michael Hayes at the ring during his match with Terry Taylor, and Hayes joined Gordy and Roberts at the ring during their match with Jack Brisco & Mike Graham.

OCTOBER 23, 1983 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Pat Rose > Les Thornton defeated Joe Lightfoot > National Television Title Match: the Great Kabuki defeated Ron Garvin* > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bob Roop > National Heavyweight Title Match: Brett Wayne* versus Jake Roberts ruled a no contest > National Tag Team Title Match: the Road Warriors* versus Jimmy Valiant & Pez Whatley ended in a double disqualification > Cage Match: Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer > Lights Out Cage Match: Ole Anderson defeated Paul Ellering / Notes: It was reported that 10,600 were in attendance for this card. The Great Kabuki did not defeat Ron Garvin in the first fifteen minutes, so the title did not change hands. Gary Hart managed Kabuki. In what was to be a match where the loser had to unmask, Bob Roop substituted for an injured Mr. Wrestling against Mr. Wrestling #2. When the latter won the match, Mr. Wrestling, who was at ringside, was forced to unmask, revealing himself as Jesse Barr. Ellering was suspended above the ring in a cage during the match between Tommy Rich and Buzz Sawyer, which was billed as the “Last Battle of Atlanta”. Ellering managed Sawyer, Jake Roberts, and the Road Warriors. Ellering was forced to wrestle Ole Anderson when Sawyer lost the match to Rich.

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.