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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England, tonight. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Nottingham Arena in Nottingham, England.

WWE results from Birmingham, England, on November 11: William Regal over Santino Marella to retain the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; Snitsky over D-Lo Brown; Beth Phoenix over Candice Michelle to retain the WWE Women’s Title, with Mickie James as referee; Kane over Charlie Haas, as Hulk Hogan; Kofi Kingston & CM Punk over Cody Rhodes & Manu to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Rey Mysterio over Randy Orton; Shawn Michaels over JBL; and Chris Jericho over Batista to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

Click here for SmackDown spoilers for the November 14 broadcast, and here for spoilers for the November 21 show, all taped on November 11 in Manchester, England.

An updated lineup for the Survivor Series PPV, to be broadcast live from the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, on November 23: Chris Jericho defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against John Cena; Triple H defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against Jeff Hardy and Vladimir Kozlov in a three-way match; a casket match featuring the Undertaker versus the Big Show; and an elimination match featuring Team Michaels (Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, Cryme Tyme & the Great Khali) versus Team JBL (JBL, John Morrison, MVP, Kane & the Miz).

Shawn Michaels admitted in an interview with a San Antonio, TX, radio station on Tuesday that he has given WWE the date he intends to retire. Although he would not disclose the date publicly, he made several comments about how the Undertaker’s undefeated streak in WrestleMania’s needs to end. However, rumors seem to be that the Undertaker may be set up to face either Triple H, Valdimir Kozlov, or both at WrestleMania XXVI in Houston, TX, next April. Michaels has hinted at retirement many times over the last ten years.

On his myspace page, Kenny Dykstra, in response to fans showing support since his release from WWE, says he is “happy to be gone from WWE”, adding, “I don’t have to do things around their schedule and I don’t have to answer to anybody.” Although he noted being happy with WWE, he accused the creative writing teams of not using him properly or giving him an opportunity to get over. “It sucks when you know you are better than the majority and you are only used to make people look good,” Dykstra wrote. He said he may attempt to catch on at Total Nonstop Action.

Click here for spoilers from TNA’s iMPACT tapings on November 11, which will be broadcast on November 20.

Ring of Honor has announced the following events: April 17, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at the Centre Jean-Claude Malepart; and April 18, in Markham, Ontario, Canada, at the Markham Fair.

ROH has also named Tyler Black as Samoa Joe’s opponent on the November 22 card in Chicago Ridge, IL.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Glenn ‘Disco Inferno’ Gilbertti (1968), Lena Yada (1978), and Matt Cappotelli (1979).

Today in Memoriam: Nick Condos (65, 1973), Hardy Kruskamp (88, 1994), and Luke Brown (62, 1997).

Tonight’s In Your Head radio show features Rob Conway and Eric Bischoff, beginning at 8:00 PM ET.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the October 25 broadcast of NWA Main Event.

Slam! Wrestling’s Jason Clevett has posted an article on Al Snow, who will be in Calgary, AB, Canada, this weekend hosting a training seminar. Click here for the story.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance will be at the the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, on November 15. Advertised: "Action" Mike Jackson vs. Dany Only. J-Rod vs. the Lethal Luchador. In a Southern cruiserweight title match, Ultimate Dragon defends vs. El Mexicano. Chris Jones vs. Keith Blonde. Tickets are $10 at the door, and kids 7 & and under get in for free. Advance tickets can be purchased at Papa John’s on November 15 from 11:00-5:30, and also at the Bowdon-Junction Flea Market from 9:00-3:00. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Homestead Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, on November 15. Advertised: Sgt. Hammer vs. Nasty Kritter. Night Prowler vs. Jeff Jameson. Genni Right vs. Fantasy. Johnny Slaughter vs. Orion Bishop. INHuman Fly & Joey Lightning vs. Mudd Bone & Soul Crusher. Scotty Blaze vs. Mike Taylor. Teddy Tutwiler vs. Jason Phoenix. Bell time is at 7:30.

World Xtreme Wrestling will be having their 7th annual “Elite 8” women's tournament at the Armory in Leesburg, FL, on November 15. Tickets are $15 at the door, and $13 if bought in advance. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

!BANG! presents "Thanksgiving Massacre" at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL, on November 23. Advertised: In a World title match, Blain Rage defends vs. Elvis Sharp. For the US championship, Johnny Magnum defends vs. Shane Chung. In a woman's championship match, the Claw defends vs. Lexie Fyfe. In a tough man contest, HC Loc vs. Nick Paradise. In a Premium BANG championship match, Hack Meyers defends vs. Damien Steele. Smack Hartline vs. Johnny Romano. Tickets are $15 and $10. Doors open 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (352) 895-4658.

The Great American Wrestling Federation will be in Blountstown, FL, on December 6. Advertised: For the GAWF championship, T-Bolt defends vs. Steve Goins w/ Mr. Robert Storm. "Bullet" Bob Armstrong vs. Michael Patrick. Ryan Mitchell vs. Ghetto Superstar. Moonshine vs. Joey Cujo. For the GAWF tag championship, Dallas Riley & Morgan Davis vs. Cameron Thomas & Kolby Stern. For the cruiserweight championship, Dark Rage vs. A.J. Stokes.

New Heights Wrestling will be having its one year anniversary event at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL, on December 12. Advertised: For the Heavyweight championship, Mr. Fantasy defends vs. "Pretty Boy" Donnie B. In a tables, ladders, and chairs match for the cruiserweight championship, Milo defends vs. Chris Tighe. Tickets are $7, and if you bring in canned food, $1 will be taken off of admission. Bell time is at 7:30.

I Believe in Wrestling will be at the Downtown Recreation Center in Orlando, FL, on January 3. Tickets are $10, and children 10 and under get in for free. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (407) 694-3912.

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 12, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Roy Stewart versus Red Dugan > Women’s Match: Betty Roper versus Bobbie DeWitt > Bull Schmidt versus Chief Lakeside / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 12, 1934 (MONDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson – Promoter) > Al Olsen versus Young Parker > Bob Anderson versus Dutch Green > John Dameron versus Sammy Miller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 12, 1935 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ellis Bashara defeated Bobby Stewart > Joe Cox defeated Whitey Grovo (2-0) > Dorv Roche defeated Dick Daviscourt at 34:00 (2-1)

NOVEMBER 12, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Chin Lee, Farmer Mack, Sago Hayamaka, Sammy Miller, Jack Bloomfield, and the Bat > Chin Lee defeated Sago Hayamaka / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

NOVEMBER 12, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) Notes: In a press release, Abe Simon was quoted as stating that he would begin using more junior heavyweight style wrestlers and less of the heavyweights.

NOVEMBER 12, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Albert Mills defeated Ali Adali > John Mauldin defeated Tom George > Jack Dillon and Joe Vitale wrestled to a draw

NOVEMBER 12, 1951 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson defeated Howard Cantonwine > Al Massey defeated Babe Zaharias by disqualification > Gorgeous George defeated Sheik Ben Ali (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that 4,000 were in attendance for this card. Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

NOVEMBER 12, 1956 (MONDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ike Eakins versus Red McIntyre > Fred Atkins versus Bill Parks > Tom Drake versus Chris Tolos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 12, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Kentuckians versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 12, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Ken Hollis defeated Don Carson by disqualification > Dick Steinborn and Mike Paidousis wrestled to a draw > Eddie Graham & Chief Little Eagle defeated Johnny Heidman & Dutch Savage > $1,000 Challenge Match: Dale Lewis versus Mario Galento ruled a no contest / Notes: Dale Lewis put up $1,000 in the match with Mario Galento, betting he could not be pinned within the first thirty minutes. The program for this card featured an advertisement for the November 22, 1965, World Heavyweight Title fight between Floyd Patterson and Cassius Clay, which could be seen on Closed Circuit Television from the Paul Jones Sports Arena. It was announced that Saul Weingeroff, Kurt & Karl Von Brauner, and the Fabulous Moolah would be wrestling on the card on November 19, 1965.

NOVEMBER 12, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oki Shikina defeated Mike McGraw > Bill Dromo & Bob Boyer defeated Jim Starr & Billy Garrett > The Professional defeated Alberto Torres

NOVEMBER 12, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Roberto Soto defeated Joe Turco > Bob Armstrong defeated Bill White > Dick Steinborn defeated Oki Shikina > Klondike Bill defeated Flash Monroe > George Scott, Jimmy Dancing Bear & El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt & the Assassins > Cage Match (No DQ / No TL): Ray Gunkel defeated Big John / Notes: Roberto Soto replaced Cisco Grimaldo in the match with Joe Turco, as Grimaldo substituted for Alex Medina in the match with Billy Spears. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. It was announced that Hiro Matsuda would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Klondike Bill participated in an autograph session for fans.

NOVEMBER 12, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Foley defeated the Champ > Man Mountain Blackwell defeated Ray Candy > Assassin #2 & the Missouri Mauler defeated Angelo Poffo & Super Soul Davis > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Steinborn* defeated Wayne Cowan > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Royal Kangaroos defeated Chief Bold Eagle & Chief Little Eagle* to win title > Round Robin Match: Crusher Verdu defeated Luke Graham and Ox Baker > No DQ Match: Carlos Colon defeated El Mongol / Notes: Charlie Cook was the special referee for the match between Carlos Colon and El Mongol. Rock Hunter managed Luke Graham and Crusher Verdu. This is believed to have been the final card for the All-South Wrestling Alliance, with Jim Barnett having reached an agreement to buy her out. It has been reported that she received money from Georgia Championship Wrestling into the 1980s as a result of the settlement.

NOVEMBER 12, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated Doug Somers > Billy Spears defeated Jack Welch > Jimmy Garvin and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Rocky Johnson & Danny Little Bear defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Buddy Colt & Harley Race defeated Ole & Gene Anderson to win title / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Harley Race and Buddy Colt.

NOVEMBER 12, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Roberto Soto > Tony Parisi defeated Killer Brooks > Dick Slater defeated Tom Jones > Bob Armstrong defeated the Mongolian Stomper > Ole & Gene Anderson and Robert Fuller & Mr. Wrestling #1 wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Terry Funk* by disqualification / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

NOVEMBER 12, 1977 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Toni Rose defeated Wenona Little Heart > Handicap Match: Stan Hansen defeated Jim Cooke & Jim Grabmire > Georgia Television Title Match: Jacques Goulet and Bob Armstrong wrestled to a draw > Tape: Tommy Rich versus Abdullah the Butcher > Charlie Cook & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Randy Savage & Butch Malone / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

NOVEMBER 12, 1977 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Ted Allen > Richard Blood defeated Jim Grabmire > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Randy Savage & Jacques Goulet > Bob Armstrong defeated Pak Song by disqualification > Taped Fist Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

NOVEMBER 12, 1978 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Herb Gallant defeated Joe Palardy > Mr. X #1 defeated Abe Jacobs > Jay Youngblood defeated Chris Tolos > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Jacques Goulet & Swede Hanson > Tony Atlas defeated Ken Patera by countout > Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat by disqualification

NOVEMBER 12, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Shaft defeated Buzz Sawyer > Austin Idol & Sterling Golden defeated Stan Hansen & Ray Candy > Ole Anderson defeated Ernie Ladd > Tony Atlas versus the Masked Superstar ended in a double countout > Tommy Rich defeated Killer Karl Kox > Tommy Rich defeated Bobby Heenan / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox, and the Masked Superstar.

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.