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Monday, November 3, 2008


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The crew from Georgia Wrestling History will bring you the most up-to-date information on events in and around Georgia and beyond tonight at 9:30 PM ET. We encourage you to call in at (347) 324-5735 and participate in a PSP Fix. AWA World-1 South promoter Jody Peterman also joins us to preview the W1S event on November 8 in Ellaville, GA.

Our primary show, Peach State Pandemonium, returns to the airwaves on November 5, hosted by Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, with Tim Dix providing additional commentary. It will be considered a free-for-all open discussion on all things wrestling. Bobby Simmons, Larry Goodman and Dan Masters will also join us. Feel free to call in and join in, share your opinions, ask questions, etc., by calling (347) 324-5735. We want our program to be more fan friendly, and we look forward to any and all comments, whether it’s about Georgia wrestling past or present, WWE, TNA, ROH, etc. The show begins at 9:00 PM ET.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL, tonight. Advertised: Batista defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho in a cage match; and Shawn Michaels & Triple H versus John Morrison & the Miz. Mae Young may also be appearing. Although this is being plugged as the 800th episode of RAW, it is actually the 806th edition, according to Dave Meltzer. Mike Johnson is reporting that Golddust has re-signed with WWE, and is in Tampa.

Total Nonstop Action results from Bakersfield, CA, on November 2: Consequences Creed over Sonjay Dutt and Hiroshi Tanahashi in a three-way match; the Latin American Xchange over the Prince Justice Brotherhood; Awesome Kong over Roxxi Laveaux to retain the TNA Women’s Title; Samoa Joe over Kurt Angle; Beer Money over Team 3D to retain the TNA World Tag Team Title; and A.J. Styles over Christian Cage.

For what was called budget cuts, TNA recently released Simon Diamond and Disco Inferno, who had been working as agents for the company.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Dawn Marie (1970), Jackie Gayda (1980 or 1981), and Yvon Cormier.

Today in Memoriam: Evan ‘Strangler’ Lewis (59, 1919), El Gran Davis (57, 1991), and Sputnik Monroe (77, 2006).

Monday Night Mayhem will feature Chris Sabin tonight at 8:00 PM ET. Also joining the MNM crew will be actress Erin Murphy, who is appearing on Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling program.

Jerkin’ the Curtain will not broadcast a show tonight. They will return next week.

Click here for an open letter for Jim ‘Jimbo’ Crissman, who defected to Great Championship Wrestling from Prime Time Pro Wrestling last week, along with J.P. Money and the Southside Trash.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s report from Saturday’s NWA Anarchy event.

Click here for Anarchy’s latest online broadcast.

Some local legends got together recently to roast Ted Oates. Click here for clips from Dan Masters Live.

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.

Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

We were given some information of a YouTube page for NWA Liberty States. Click here to see their weekly TV programs online.

This week’s Who’s Slamming Who? Shows have been updated. Click here for audio commentary from various wrestling figures, including Jerry Jarrett, Steve ‘Dr. Death’ Williams, the Iron Sheik, Bill Behrens, and Jody Hamilton. Jim Cornette and Behrens will join Tommy Fierro live at 6:00 PM ET.

Championship Wrestling results from November 1 in Kingport, TN, at the National Guard Armory: Keith Knox defeated J.C. Roberts. Beau James defeated Marco Corona. Nick Hammonds & Wayne Adkins went to a time limit draw with Chase Owens & Alyx Winters in a #1 Contenders Match. CW Commissioner Clarence Clippenback ruled that due to the result of this match, both teams would face US Tag Team Champions, KMF Inc., in a 3-Way Match. Bobby Eaton defeated Eric Steele. Eric Darkstorm defeated Cody Ices. Moe Jenkins & Brian Phoenix defeated The 420 Hit Squad by count out. Moe's original partner Beau James abandoned Moe shortly after the match started. The ref allowed Phoenix to take Beau's place. US Tag Champions, KMF Inc., defeated Wayne Adkins & Nick Hammonds and Chase Owens & Alyx Winters in a 3-Way Tag Match. National Heavyweight Champion Robbie Cassidy defeated Mr. Bolo.

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.


NOVEMBER 3, 1927 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Browning defeated Andy Horn > Wayne Munn defeated Jack Rogers > Strangler Lewis defeated Jack Washburn (2-0) / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.

NOVEMBER 3, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Blue Sun Jennings defeated Gorilla Poggi > Dick Daviscourt defeated Frank Speer

NOVEMBER 3, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > Pancho Villa versus Dink Almand > Sammy Miller versus Son Almand > US Light Heavyweight Title Match: George Romanoff* versus Harry Nixon / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to how George Romanoff came to be recognized as US Light Heavyweight Champion, but we have a record of a match for this title between him and Harry Nixon on October 2, 1933.

NOVEMBER 3, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Sammy Miller versus John Mauldin > Dan George versus Bill Crussell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that Sammy Miller put up $50 that he could defeat John Mauldin.

NOVEMBER 3, 1934 (SATURDAY) – CARTERSVILLE, GA – FAIRVIEW ARENA (M.C. Martin – Promoter) > Wesley Brownlee versus Young Simmons > Alex Headlin versus Chippewa Charlie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This card also featured three boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.

NOVEMBER 3, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPORTS ARENA (Tom McCarthy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Lott versus Jack McAdams > Joe Gunther versus Eddie Pope > Cyclone Burns defeated Bob Corby / Notes: Jimmy Lott and Jack McAdams were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Joe Gunther and Eddie Pope, but no results were reported after the card.

NOVEMBER 3, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Saunooke defeated Ben Bennicasa > Herb Freeman defeated Al Massey by disqualification > Jack Dillon defeated Jack Kelly > Son Almand defeated Bill Collins

NOVEMBER 3, 1949 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Lever and Joe Wolfe wrestled to a draw > George Flynn defeated Carlos Rodriguez > Hans Kaempfer defeated Ralph Garibaldi > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Jack Dillon & Abe Zvonkin

NOVEMBER 3, 1950 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gossett and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter and Finis Hall wrestled to a draw > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Jack Steele & Jack Hader > Southern Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Jack Kennedy defeated Art Nelson* to win title / Notes: Art Nelson had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on July 7, 1950, in Atlanta. Strangler Lewis was the special referee for the match between Jack Kennedy and Art Nelson.

NOVEMBER 3, 1952 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham and Jack Wentworth wrestled to a draw > Jack Moore defeated Eduardo Perez by disqualification > Leslie Carlton defeated Nick Carter (2-1) / Notes: James Hartley managed Leslie Carlton.

NOVEMBER 3, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Todd versus Jimmy Jay > Chris Averoff versus Ivan Vansky > Don Lee versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 3, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Matt Jewell defeated the Black Panther at 10:00 > Mixed Tag Team Match: Marco Polo & Cora Combs defeated Bulldog Lawley & Ann Regan > Jerry Graham defeated the Viking at 12:00 > The Assassin defeated Jack Bence

NOVEMBER 3, 1963 (SUNDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – FORT GORDON SPORTS ARENA (Steve Manderson and Fred Hornby – Promoters / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Princess Little Cloud > Ray Gordon defeated Lenny Montana > Chief Little Eagle defeated Ivan Zukoff

NOVEMBER 3, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Hollis versus Bad Boy Hines > Roger Kirby versus Dick Steinborn > Dale Lewis versus Bob Boyer > Dutch Savage versus Chief Little Eagle > Don Carson versus Billy Hines / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 3, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Tiny Mills > Bobby Shane defeated Kenny Mack > Bill Dromo defeated Ox Baker by disqualification > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Gauchos > Louie Tillet defeated Buddy Fuller by disqualification > Lou Thesz & Mr. Wrestling defeated Oki Yama & El Mongol by disqualification / Notes: Ox Baker was disqualified in his match for throwing Bill Dromo over the top rope. Enrique & Alberto Torres managed Lou Thesz & Mr. Wrestling. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Oki Yama. The program for this card featured a photo of Butcher Vachon and a masked man, with text from Vachon stating that this should prove he and Yama were not the same person. The mask the man wore in the photo was different than the one that fans were accustomed to seeing on Yama.

NOVEMBER 3, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Kevin Sullivan > Skandor Akbar defeated Eduardo DeLynch > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Mr. Ito & the Great Ota > Paul DeMarco defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

NOVEMBER 3, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Juan Caruso > Wayne Cowan defeated Skandor Akbar > Roy Lee Welch defeated Bill Bowman > Tommy Seigler defeated Joe Turner > Texas Death Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Rock Hunter > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo* and the Hollywood Blonds wrestled to a draw / Notes: Skandor Akbar substituted for Rocket Monroe in the match with Wayne Cowan. Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar on October 20, 1972, in Atlanta. Bill McMinn was credited as being a referee for this card. Argentina Apollo participated in an autograph session for fans.

NOVEMBER 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Gorilla Watts defeated Goldie Rogers > Ted Oates & Whipper Watson, Jr., defeated Rock Hunter & Assassin #2 > The Mongols defeated Kubla Khan & the Super Gladiator / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2. George Cannon managed the Mongols.

NOVEMBER 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Woods versus Hiro Matsuda / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) – DOUGLASVILLE, GA – AUCTION BUILDING (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., and Gorgeous George, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Derrell Cochran defeated the Demon > Roberto Soto defeated Jim Dalton by disqualification > Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr., defeated Bobby Cash & Bob Orton, Jr.

NOVEMBER 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated the Medic > Super Inferno #2 defeated Tom Jones > Hiro Matsuda and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw > Tim Woods defeated Bill Watts > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Bobby Duncum & Stan Vachon / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed Super Inferno #2.

NOVEMBER 3, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles defeated George McCreery > Jerry Brisco defeated Ron Garvin > US Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard* by disqualification > Loser Leaves Match: Bobo Brazil defeated Toru Tanaka > Mr. Wrestling #1 and the Spoiler wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, and Toru Tanaka.

NOVEMBER 3, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dr. X defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Raymond Rougeau defeated Larry Latham > Bugsy McGraw defeated Len Denton > No DQ Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated King Kong Mosca by countout > No TL Match: Rick Martel defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen* defeated Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Lights Out Match (Falls Count Anywhere): Ole Anderson defeated Pez Whatley

NOVEMBER 3, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTBS STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Buddy Rogers with Buzz Sawyer and Raul Mata > Ricky Fields defeated Joe Powell > Ernie Ladd & the Masked Superstar defeated Jack Poure & Chick Donovan > Tape: Tommy Rich versus Killer Karl Kox > Bret Hart and Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Georgia Television Title Match: Killer Karl Kox defeated Stan Hansen* to win title > Sterling Golden defeated Marvin Turner > Tony Atlas defeated Bill Howard > Luke Graham defeated Marvin Turner / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. The tape of Buddy Rogers, Buzz Sawyer, and Raul Mata was from Florida, showing a demonstration of the figure four leglock. On this episode, WTBS personality Bill Tush presented a profile of Tommy Rich. Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox, and the Masked Superstar. It was announced that Ray Candy would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 3, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted DiBiase defeated Tom Stanton > Steve O defeated Roger Mason > Mr. Saito defeated Terry Taylor > Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts defeated Kevin Sullivan & Ray Candy > Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson > Terry Gordy defeated Jack Brisco / Notes: Terry Gordy joined Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts during their match with Kevin Sullivan & Ray Candy, and Hayes and Roberts joined Gordy during his match with Jack Brisco.

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.