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Thursday, November 13, 2008


Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:


As we announced on Tuesday, Georgia Wrestling History is working on several spin-off programs of the weekly Peach State Pandemonium show, to begin airing in January. GWH is proud to announce that one of these will include a show hosted by Jimmy Rave. Rave’s program joins the previously announced weekly MMA show with Ric Gillespie from the Canvas Chronicle, as well as the wrestling-themed weekly broadcasts from Dan Masters Live. All spin-off programs will debut in January 2009. There are also more programs in the works.

PSP, hosted by myself and Les Thatcher, will return on November 26, and air each Wednesday through the December 17 broadcast. After a holiday break, PSP begins 2009 on January 7. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer will also continue to join us for previews of PPV events from World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action, the next one being WWE’s Survivor Series on November 23.

WWE’s RAW crew will be at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Ireland, tonight. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.

WWE results from Newcastle, England, on November 12: William Regal over Santino Marella to retain the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; with Mickie James as referee, Beth Phoenix over Candice Michelle to retain the WWE Women’s Title; Charlie Haas, as Hulk Hogan, over D-Lo Brown; Kofi Kingston & CM Punk over Cody Rhodes & Manu to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Kane over Snitsky; Shawn Michaels over JBL; and Rey Mysterio & Batista over Chris Jericho & Randy Orton.

WWE has announced the following events: January 4, in Bossier City, LA, at the CenturyTel Center; January 12, in St. Joseph, MO, at the St. Joseph Civic Arena; and January 17, in Troy, OH, at the Hobart Arena.

Another match has been added to the Survivor Series PPV, which will be broadcast live from the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, on November 23, with Team Orton (Randy Orton, Shelton Benjamin, Mark Henry, Cody Rhodes & William Regal) versus Team Batista (Batista, Matt Hardy, Kofi Kingston, CM Punk & R-Truth).

The final overall rating for the November 11 edition of ECW was 1.2.

The lineup for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from Total Nonstop Action, is as follows: Taylor Wilde & Roxxi Laveaux versus Rhaka Khan & Awesome Kong; Sheik Abdul Bashir defends the TNA X Division Title against Eric Young; Scott Steiner versus Rhino; Jay Lethal versus Sting; and A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe versus Beer Money.

Great Championship Wrestling will be at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, tonight. Advertised: J-Rod defends the GCW Heavyweight Title against Cru Jones; John Bogie & Kareem Abdul Jamar versus the Merchants of Death for the GCW Tag Team Title; and the Johnny Swinger Invitational. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Sara Del Rey (1980).

Today in Memoriam: Chief Little Wolf (73, 1984), Rufus R. Jones (60, 1993), Eddie Guerrero (38, 2005), and Tiger Conway, Sr. (74, 2006).

World Wrestling Alliance 4 results from Atlanta, GA, on November 12: Mike Black over Amy in an inter-gender match; Kaiden Knight over Kid Mafia; and Jake Diamond & Miguel Rivera over Ricky King & Bill the Butcher to retain the WWA4 Tag Team Title. It was reported that 20 were in attendance at the free weekly show.

November 11 results from the Dorough Field House on the campus of Oglethorpe University, with attendance estimated at 200-250, for an annual free show to pump up the student body for the upcoming basketball season: Frankie Valentine beat Yoko NoNo. Matt Black defeated Evan Turner. Mike Stratus & Jake Slater beat J.P. Magnum & Vordell Walker. J-Rod beat Elix Skipper. Dean Doyle & Coach Ponder & A.J. Steele beat Cru Jones & Micah Taylor & Kodiak. Dean Doyle is the Oglethorpe Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs, who has wrestled as "The Professor" on indie shows in Middle and South Georgia.

The All Pro Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Maryville, TN, on November 14. Advertised: Ricky Morton versus Jimmy Golden; Stan Lane versus Howie Gibson; Robert Wilson & Crazy versus Caleb Konley & the Asian Sensation; and two other matches. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10, and $6 for kids.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena, at 4236 Level Grove Road in Cornelia, GA, on November 15. Advertised: New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) defend the NWA Anarchy tag team titles against The Dynamic Duo (Chad Parham & Seth Delay). Slim J puts up his newly won Young Lion's Championship versus J.T. Talent. Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer presents the all new Melissa Coates. The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith) vs. Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King). Mikal Judas and Shadow Jackson will each have a word with Greg Hunter about their future. The Devil's Rejects (with the Reverend) exorcise their post Fright Night demons in a 6 man match. Also, a major announcement concerning the naming of a Young Lion's contender and the return of Hayden Young. To reserve seats call 706-768-9071. Bell time is 8pm.

The Professional Girl Wrestling Association presents "A Banner Night" on November 15 at the SAW Arena in Millersville, TN, for a tribute show to women's wrestling legend Penny Banner. Advertised: For the PGWA championship, Nikki Roxx, aka Roxxi Laveaux from TNA, defends vs. Tracy Taylor. Also scheduled to appear are Mia Martinez, Scarlett Rose, XTC, Sassy Stephanie, Angel Dust, Sarah Lynn, Josianne Pussycat, Jamie D, Tasha Simone, Susan Morton & Su Yung. Wendi Weaver, who is the daughter of Penny Banner & Johnny Weaver will also be on hand to present an award to one of the wrestlers. Tickets are $10. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information email spevent123@aol.com.

The American Wrestling Federation presents the "Bad to the Bone 2008 Holiday Food Drive" at the Middle School Gym in Headland, AL, on November 15. Advertised: For the tag championship, "Dirty" Larry Brock & The Assassin w/"Krippler" Ken Curtis defends vs. "Bullet" Bob Armstrong & Luke Goldberg. The guest referee will be "Big" Mike Casey from Kickin' Country 93.7. "Exotic" Adrian Street vs. a Mystery Opponent. Admission is free with 2 cans of foods and $2 with no food. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information call (850) 638-7183.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the Ft. Pierce Police Athletic League in Ft. Pierce, FL, on November 29. Advertised: For the PWF Heavyweight championship, The Sheik w/Barrabas defends vs. Steve Madison. For the Luchadore championship, Chris Jones defends vs. Prince Iaukea. In a tag title qualifying match, Vengador Boricua & Super Gladiator vs. The Heartbreak Express. King Kong Fu vs. Francisco Ciatso w/The Double Deuce Social Club. Chris Gray vs. Craig Classic. In a tag title qualifying match, Blunt Force Trauma vs, The Lifeguards. Tommy Taylor vs. C.J. O'Doyle. Tickets are $15 ringside and $10 general. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information call (813) 960-8412.

PWF will be at the Boynton JCC in Boynton Beach, FL, on December 6. Advertised: King Kong Fu vs. Francisco Ciatso w/The Double Deuce Social Club. Jon Davis vs. C.J. O'Doyle. For the Luchadore championship, The winner of the Jones/Iaukea match from November 29 defends vs. Mike Tobin. Jaison Moore vs. Dagon w/Dante. The Lifeguards vs. Sweet Baby Ray & Fantastic Dantastic. Jack Manley vs. Max Stardom. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 5:00 and bell time is at 6:00. For more information call (813) 960-8412.

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 13, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Jack McAdams defeated John Dameron > Bill Crussell defeated John Mauldin > Young Stecher defeated Son Almand / Notes: No attendance was reported, but it was noted as being “one of the largest crowds of the season”. It was also reported that this was the “local debut” of Young Stecher.

NOVEMBER 13, 1933 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart – Promoter) > Jake Fulcher defeated Kid Whaley > Sammy Marcovich defeated Kid Brown > Giovanni Balbo defeated Sammy Cohen (2-0) > George Romanoff defeated Joe Ricco (2-0)

NOVEMBER 13, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Romanoff defeated Andy Olsen at 9:00 > Frenchy LaRue defeated Roy Graham at 33:00 (2-0) > Orville Brown and Paul Jones wrestled to a draw

NOVEMBER 13, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ALBANY, GA – SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Sammy Miller defeated Mex McClain (2-1) > No TL Match: the Masked Marvel (2) defeated Joe Wolfe

NOVEMBER 13, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Hans Steinke defeated Swede Anderson > Blue Sun Jennings defeated Cliff Thiede > World Heavyweight Title Match: Dean Detton* defeated Dick Raines / Notes: Dean Detton had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dave Levin in Philadelphia, PA, on September 28, 1936. This version was the one linked back to George Hackenschmidt.

NOVEMBER 13, 1939 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Bennett versus Red Dugan > John Mauldin versus Honey Boy Hackney > Billy Hickson versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 13, 1942 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Charles Rentrop – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon versus Chief Chewacki > Ben Morgan versus Babe Zaharias > Angelo Cistoldi & Cowboy Luttrall defeated Ralph Garibaldi & Dorv Roche / Notes: Jack Dillon and Chief Chewacki were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Ben Morgan and Babe Zaharias, but no results were reported after the card.

NOVEMBER 13, 1950 (MONDAY) – THOMASVILLE, GA – THOMASVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Gorgeous Gilpin defeated Butcher Boy Martin > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Karl Kowalski* defeated Al Massey / Notes: Karl Kowalski had been billed as Southern Junior Heavyweight Champion since September 18, 1950.

NOVEMBER 13, 1956 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ike Eakins & John Tolos wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Don McIntyre > International Tag Team Title Match: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* defeated Bill Parks & Chris Tolos / Notes: 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.

NOVEMBER 13, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Marino & Adrien Baillargeon defeated Gorgeous George & Baron Gattoni > Ed Sharpe defeated Bob Shipp > Johnny Weaver defeated Lenny Montana / Notes: Johnny Weaver substituted for Verne Gagne in the match with Lenny Montana. Gagne was scheduled to defend the US Television Title against Montana, who had won a tournament on November 6, 1959, for the title shot. Tony Marino participated in an autograph session for fans.

NOVEMBER 13, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Russian Crusher defeated Ron Reed > Rito Carreon and Gypsy Joe wrestled to a draw > Luke Brown & Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack Vansky & Lenny Montana > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* and Jake Smith wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962.

NOVEMBER 13, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Killer Kosti defeated Bob Eisenburg at 6:00 > Bob Morrow and the Inferno wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Luke Graham & Al Galento* defeated Choo-Choo Lynn & Tarzan White (2-1) / Notes: Luke Graham & Al Galento had been the reigning Southeastern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Lonnie Brown & Bob Morrow in a tournament final on November 6, 1963, in Columbus. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno. It was reported that 900 were in attendance for this card. It was also noted that there was a “negro battle royal” and three boxing matches, but no other details were provided.

NOVEMBER 13, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rocky Smith defeated Dick Dunn > Joe Scarpa defeated Horst Murphy > The Mysterious Medics defeated Frankie Cain & Chief Little Eagle > Georgia Heavyweight Title Taped Fist Match: Mario Galento defeated Sputnik Monroe* to win title > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* and Ray Gunkel wrestled to a draw at 90:00 / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in Toronto, ON. Sputnik Monroe had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don Fargo on October 16, 1964, in Atlanta. It was announced that Betty Ann Spencer would be wrestling Sweet Georgia Brown on the card on November 20, 1964, and that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 13, 1965 (SATURDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines & Bob Boyer defeated Johnny Heidman & Dutch Savage > Mike Paidousis defeated Derrell Cochran / 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.

NOVEMBER 13, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Hollis versus Silento Rodriguez > Mike Paidousis versus Bob Dalton > Roger Kirby & Don Carson versus Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 13, 1968 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer versus the Outlaw > Alberto & Ramon Torres versus Seiji Sakaguchi & Oki Shikina > Bill Dromo versus Stan Vachon > Dale Lewis versus the Professional / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Crawford managed Seiji Sakaguchi.

NOVEMBER 13, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated Eduardo DeLynch > Bill Dromo & El Mongol defeated Mr. Ito & the Great Ota > Paul DeMarco defeated the Red Demon > Ray Gunkel, Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert defeated Skandor Akbar & the Assassins > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Buddy Colt* by disqualification / Notes: 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. Freddie Blassie participated in an autograph session for fans.

NOVEMBER 13, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Scott and Flash Monroe wrestled to a draw > Jimmy Dancing Bear & El Mongol defeated Bill White & Oki Shikina > Buddy Colt defeated Alex Medina / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

NOVEMBER 13, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Wayne Cowan versus Whipper Watson, Jr. > Tommy Seigler versus the Super Gladiator > World Tag Team Title Match: the Mongols* and Charlie Cook & Ray Candy wrestled to a draw > The Missouri Mauler defeated Argentina Apollo by disqualification > US Heavyweight Title Match: Gorilla Watts defeated Ox Baker* by countout > Cage Match (No DQ): Assassin #1 & El Mongol defeated Assassin #2 & the Enforcer > Lights Out Match (No DQ): Ted Oates versus Goldie Rogers / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. There was no referee for the match between Ted Oates and Goldie Rogers. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2, the Enforcer, and the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed the Mongols. The program we have for this card still shows Ann Gunkel’s column billed as Mrs. Ray Gunkel, but this is the first we have showing where she signs off simply as Ann.

NOVEMBER 13, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sputnik Monroe defeated El Gaucho > Tom Jones defeated Tony Romano > Robert Fuller defeated Stan Vachon > The Super Infernos defeated Bobby Cash & Bob Orton, Jr. > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Lou Thesz & Tim Woods defeated Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr.,* by disqualification > Texas Death Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Bobby Duncum > Bill Watts defeated Roberto Soto / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

NOVEMBER 13, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Hess defeated Steve Regal > Rufus R. Jones defeated the Challenger > Ole Anderson & King Kong Mosca defeated Tommy Rich & Bugsy McGraw by disqualification > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Stan Hansen > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* and the Masked Superstar wrestled to a draw / Notes: Stan Hansen was billed as a mystery opponent for the match with Thunderbolt Patterson.

NOVEMBER 13, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bret Hart and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > Ray Candy defeated Bobby Jaggers > Austin Idol & Tom Shaft defeated Ricky Fields & Buzz Sawyer > The Masked Superstar defeated Ray Candy > Georgia Television Title Match: Killer Karl Kox* defeated Stan Hansen > Lumberjack Match: Tommy Rich defeated Bobby Heenan / Notes: Ray Candy substituted for Tony Atlas in the match with the Masked Superstar. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox and the Superstar.

NOVEMBER 13, 1980 (THURSDAY) – SOMERVILLE, AL (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Mason versus Ray Candy > Ted DiBiase versus Stan Lane > Jim Brunzell & Steve O versus Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > Jack Brisco versus Dennis Condrey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Jim Brunzell & Steve O.

NOVEMBER 13, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chick Donovan versus Billy Red Eagle > Brad Armstrong versus Ivan Koloff > Johnny Rich versus Buzz Sawyer > Butch Reed versus the Super Destroyer > Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff versus the Wild Samoans / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Sonny King managed 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.