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Thursday, October 30, 2008


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NAWA Ring Champions promoter Phil Heffner joins me tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET.

The final overall rating for the October 28 edition of World Wrestling Entertainment’s ECW was 1.2.

Evan Bourne suffered an ankle injury during WWE’s event in San Diego, CA, on Tuesday night. It was determined today that he has torn ligaments and should be out of action for about four months.

The lineup for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from Total Nonstop Action, is as follows: Christy Hemme & ODB versus the Beautiful People; James Storm versus Eric Young; Hiroshi Tanashi & Volador, Jr., versus the Motor City Machine Guns; A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe versus Kevin Nash & Booker T; Kurt Angle versus and Abyss.

Last night, Larry Goodman broke news at GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com that Great Championship Wrestling had removed Johnny Swinger, Bull Buchanan, Sonny Siaki, and Micah and Tracy Taylor from their event scheduled for tonight at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL. It was also reported that Diane Hewes, co-owner of GCW, and Quentin Michaels had been pulled from the event, and it appeared none were to return.

In the aftermath, it was learned that the Taylors would appear at tonight’s Prime Time Pro Wrestling event at the Event Center in Columbus, GA, just a few miles away, replacing Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain in a match they had to pull out of against the Southside Trash. We have also heard Siaki and Buchanan may make an appearance there as well.

With all of the last minute changes being made at GCW, it was unclear if their card would take place at all. This morning, we got a little more clarity on the situation, and it had been determined “Halloween Scream” would go on as planned, but without the two advertised main events, that would have included all of the talent which had been removed from the card.

Then this afternoon, word came down that Eddie Phillips, who has a past with both companies, will be promoting tonight’s GCW event, and has rented the facility from Hewes, and will be responsible for paying the talent. Swinger has apparently been put back onto the show, and that Michaels will also appear tonight, though he has reportedly been relieved of his duties as the company’s booker.

As of this writing, we have no guarantee of what matches will actually take place at GCW, but we believe a portion of it will follow the previously announced lineup: Cru Jones versus J-Rod in a taped fist match. Scotty Beach versus Princeton Gainey III, with Joey Lightning. There is also a midget match planned, and the midgets will be at the door from 6:45 to 7:15 signing autographs and taking pictures with the fans. Bell time is 7:30 PM. As mentioned earlier, it appears Swinger and Michaels will also be on this card, based on the most recent activity.

Meanwhile, across the river, PTPW is advertising: David Young vs. Jake Slater in a Tables, Ladders, Chairs and Scaffolding match. PTPW Champion Chris Stevens vs. Deathrow in a No DQ/Falls Count Anywhere match with the title on the line. In what was originally to be a PTPW Tag Team Title match, with champions Sermon & Britain defending the belts against the Southside Trash, SST will now face the Taylors, who were initially booked on the GCW card. As noted earlier, Sermon & Britain had to pull out of the event. Ace Rockwell vs. Rob Adonis. Sal Rinauro vs. Frankie Valentine. According to sources, Sonny Siaki, who was to defend his GCW Interstate Title in Phenix City for GCW, as well as Bull Buchanan, may also be making an appearance on this card. Bell time is 7:30 pm.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Alex Porteau (1969) and Edge (1973).

Dave Meltzer has reported that Booker T and the Boogeyman were ejected from Vito’s Deck House this past weekend. Apparently Boogeyman was wearing a cross, and as a result was asked to leave, being told it was against the dress code. After some conversation between Booker and the manager, the two opted to leave, as did some other patrons. Booker is now planning to picket the bar, suggesting they were suppressed for expressing their faith. Anyone who feels compelled to participate in the fight can do so by emailing milam@vitosdeckhouse.com.

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

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review from the October 4 broadcast of Rampage Pro Wrestling.

On November 4, Afa the Wild Samoan will open his training camp in Leesburg, FL, for a special evaluation by WWE’s John Laurinaitis. You can get more information on how to reserve a spot for yourself by emailing wstcschool@aol.com.

!BANG! presented "Morbid Power" on October 26 in Ocala, FL: Blain Rage defeated Johnny Magnum to become the new heavyweight champion. "The Claw" Claudia Reiff defeated Awesome Kong to become the new Funking Conservatory Women's champion. Hack Meyer defeated HC Loc to become the new TV champion. Johnny Romano defeated Smack to face "Pistol" Peyton Gunn for the light heavyweight championship. Johnny Romano defeated "Pistol" Peyton Gunn to become the new light heavyweight champion. The next event will be on November 23.

Savannah Valley Wrestling results from October 25 in Royston, GA, are as follows: Ballenger vs. Enigma ended in a no contest when Old School interfered. SVW champion defeated Kevin Blue by reverse decision. Old School defeated Enigma & Ballenger. Jackill defeated Bam Bam Bradshaw by DQ. In a handicap match, JD Jackson, Jake Sanders & Dale Dwindle defeated Shane Bell & Chris Spectra.

SVW will be having a benefit show at Comer Elementary School in Comer, GA, on November 1, with matches to be announced. Bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids get in free. Proceeds will be going to a local church.

Total Championship Wrestling has a benefit show set for November 8 in Douglasville, GA, at the National Guard Armory. Advertised: Jenny Roc vs. Sumie Sakai and appearances by TCW Champion Pretty Boy Floyd, TCW Tag Team Champions Murder One & Kenny Dees, Awesome T.C., Ken Timbs, Jr., Cameron Valentine, Joey Idol, "Bad Boy" Keith Williams, Damon Black, Shooting Star, Alex Sommers, and "Red Neck Hero" Jess Wade. Bell time is 8pm. General Admission is $5. Kid 6 and under free. For more information call Douglasville 404-213-4632, Hiram 770-871-0988, Carrollton 706-537-5572.

New Heights Wrestling will be at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL, on November 8. Advertised: The main event will be a champions & contenders match. NHW cruiserweight champion "The Famous One" Milo & the #1 contender for the NHW heavyweight title "Pretty Boy" Donnie B vs. NHW Heavyweight champion Mr. Fantasy & the #1 contender for the cruiserweight championship, "The DOT" Chris Tighe. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $7 and kids 6 & under get in for free.

The Georgia Pro Wrestling Association will be in Lenox, GA, on November 15, as participants in the Lean-Ox Festival. The parade begins at 11am and bell time is at 1pm.

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 30, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus John Mauldin > Harry Nixon versus Young Americus > Dutch Green defeated Pancho Villa / Notes: Aside from the match between Dutch Green and Pancho Villa, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. It was reported that Young Americus challenged Green. There was also a strongman performance by Hans Wagner.

OCTOBER 30, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > George Harben versus Dan George / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 30, 1933 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart – Promoter) > Sammy Miller defeated Joe Teller (2-1) > George Romanoff defeated Jack Ross (2-0) / Notes: Kid Brown also reportedly won a match on this card, but his opponent was not referenced.

OCTOBER 30, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andy Rascher versus Jack League > George Hill defeated Ellis Bashara > Orville Brown defeated Abe Coleman by disqualification (2-1) / Notes: Andy Rascher and Jack League were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

OCTOBER 30, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ALBANY, GA – SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Joe Santell defeated Al Kimbrell > Swede Hanson defeated Jack Russell

OCTOBER 30, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Whitey Grovo defeated Bob Wagner > Rudy Strongberg defeated Sol Slagle at 22:00 (2-1) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Danno O’Mahoney* defeated Dick Daviscourt at 46:00 (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Danno O’Mahoney had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jim Londos in Boston, MA, on June 27, 1935. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 30, 1939 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Red Dugan, Jack Bennett, Joe Washburn, Tony Papalino, Honey Boy Hackney, Young Londos, Bad Boy Brown, and John Mauldin / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

OCTOBER 30, 1939 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – REYNOLDS STREET ARENA (Dobie Osborne – Promoter) > Marvin Jones versus Nick Elitch > Jim Clinstock versus Pete Managoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 30, 1942 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Charles Rentrop – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. X defeated Babe Zaharias > Dorv Roche and Chief Chewacki wrestled to a draw > The Golden Terror defeated Strangler Lewis by disqualification / Notes: The Masked Manager managed the Golden Terror.

OCTOBER 30, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Rex Mobley defeated Gus Johnson > Gene Blakely defeated Roy Welch > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Tex Riley* defeated Bill Canny / Notes: 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 30, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Graham defeated Eddie Gossett > Mike Paidousis & Red McIntyre defeated the Horseshoe Kids > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Villmer* defeated Don McIntyre / Notes: Ray Villmer had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on October 16, 1953, in Atlanta.

OCTOBER 30, 1956 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Cyclone Anaya > International Tag Team Title Match: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* versus Chris Tolos & Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bull Curry on October 19, 1956, in Atlanta. Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since October 12, 1956.

OCTOBER 30, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Weaver, Tony Marino & Adrien Baillargeon defeated Lenny Montana, Ed Sharpe & Baron Gattoni > Cage Match: Don McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification / Notes: The referee for the match between Don McIntyre and Freddie Blassie worked on the outside of the ring.

OCTOBER 30, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Ann Regan & Pee Wee Lopez versus Cora Combs & Marcel Semard > Handicap Match: the Assassin versus Johnny King & Young Paul Jones > Jack Bence versus Jerry Graham / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 30, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon defeated Pancho Valdez > Chief Little Eagle defeated Mr. Moto > The Kentuckians defeated Lenny Montana & Gypsy Joe

OCTOBER 30, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – CALHOUN, GA – CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Nick Gulas, Roy Welch, and Harry Thornton – Promoters) > Carlos Mendoza versus the Hermit > Jackie Fargo & Corsica Joe versus Karl & Skull Von Stroheim / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 30, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Lonnie Brown defeated Al Galento by disqualification > Luke Graham defeated George Wolfe > Bob Morrow defeated Chris Averoff > Marco Polo defeated Red Dugan > Luke Graham & the Inferno defeated Ken Hollis & Bob Morrow > Battle Royal: Bob Morrow defeated Chris Averoff, Lonnie Brown, Red Dugan, Al Galento, Luke Graham, Ken Hollis, the Inferno, Marco Polo, and George Wolfe / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 30, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Enrique Torres > Frankie Cain defeated Steve Kovacs > Greg Peterson defeated Pepe Gomez > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Sputnik Monroe* defeated Mario Galento > Don Fargo & Buddy Fuller and the Mysterious Medics wrestled to a draw / Notes: Greg Peterson substituted for Paul DeGaulle in the match with Pepe Gomez. Sputnik Monroe had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don Fargo on October 16, 1964, in Atlanta. It was announced that Freddie Blassie, Eddie Graham, and Sam Steamboat would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

OCTOBER 30, 1964 (FRIDAY) – JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie & Dick Dunn versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Gene Murphy versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 30, 1965 (SATURDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson defeated Roy Mulkey > Billy Hines defeated Johnny Heidman > Dale Lewis defeated Vince Gironda / Notes: This was for the locally televised “Columbus Championship Wrestling”, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.

OCTOBER 30, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer versus Vince Gironda > Ken Hollis versus Johnny Heidman > Nick Kozak versus Roger Kirby > Freddie Blassie versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Ed Capral was one of two referees for the match between Freddie Blassie and Chief Little Eagle.

OCTOBER 30, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Grabmire and Jesse James wrestled to a draw > Bobby Shane defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Doug Gilbert defeated Mr. Ito > El Mongol defeated the Great Ota > Paul DeMarco defeated Skandor Akbar > Buddy Colt defeated Argentina Apollo > Tornado Tag Team Match: Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Sr., defeated the Assassins / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 30, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn defeated Big John by disqualification > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Joe Turco > Bob Armstrong and Buddy Colt wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

OCTOBER 30, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Mike Kelly versus Whipper Watson, Jr. > Pat Kelly defeated Bull Zomar by disqualification > Gorilla Watts defeated Wayne Cowan > Rock Hunter and Argentina Apollo wrestled to a draw > Ox Baker versus the Super Gladiator ruled a no contest > Tommy Seigler & Charlie Cook and the Mongols wrestled to a draw > Texas Death Match: the Missouri Mauler defeated Tarzan Tyler > Assassin #1 defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: Mike Kelly and Whipper Watson, Jr., were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Rock Hunter was handcuffed to El Mongol during the match between Assassin #1 and Assassin #2, but the Enforcer managed to interfere on behalf of Assassin #2. Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed the Mongols. The program we have for this card shows the ticket office was now located at 20 Ivy Street, between Edgewood Avenue and Auburn Avenue.

OCTOBER 30, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated the Medic > Robert Fuller defeated Jim Dalton > Tom Jones defeated Pepe Lopez > Gorgeous George, Jr., defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Bobby Duncum & Bobby Shane defeated Bobby Cash & Roberto Soto > Macon Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived / No TL / No CO): Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Super Infernos* to win title / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

OCTOBER 30, 1976 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto defeated Ricky Steamboat > Raymond Rougeau defeated Scott Irwin > Dean Ho defeated Bill Howard > Bob Armstrong defeated Johnny Ringo > Robert Fuller & Tom Jones defeated Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification / Notes: Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

OCTOBER 30, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bugsy McGraw defeated Larry Latham > The Masked Superstar defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated King Kong Mosca by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Texas Death Match: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen* defeated Rick Martel & Tommy Rich > Lights Out Match: Pez Whatley defeated Ole Anderson

OCTOBER 30, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chick Donovan defeated Jonathan Boyd > Sterling Golden defeated Gerald Finley > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet and Ricky Fields & Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Austin Idol defeated Bret Hart > The Masked Superstar defeated Stan Hansen > Georgia Television Title Match: Tony Atlas defeated Ernie Ladd* by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Killer Karl Kox by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.

OCTOBER 30, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated Tom Prichard > Tito Santana and the Iron Sheik wrestled to a draw > Tommy Rich defeated Matt Borne > Roddy Piper defeated Ivan Koloff > The Wild Samoans defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer / Notes: 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.