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Saturday, November 15, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Aberdeen ECC in Aberdeen, Scotland, today. The SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the 02 World Arena in Berlin, Germany. This will be the final European date for RAW and ECW, as both crews return to the states for Monday’s RAW broadcast, live from Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. SmackDown finishes up the tour tomorrow. The Atlanta event will be the last for WWE until next week’s Survivor Series PPV event in Boston, MA.

WWE has announced the following events: January 13, SmackDown/ECW in Omaha, NE, at the Qwest Center; and February 13, RAW in Los Angeles, CA, at the Staples Center.

Total Nonstop Action will be at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth, MS, tonight. Advertised: Scott Steiner versus A.J. Styles; Beer Money defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Eric Young & Consequences Creed; Sheik Abdul Bashir versus Rhino; Kip James versus Abyss; a three-way match featuring Petey Williams, Sonjay Dutt, and Curry Man; and Angelina Love, with Velvet Sky, versus ODB. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena, at 4236 Level Grove Road, in Cornelia, GA, tonight. Advertised: New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) defends 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. the 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, there will be 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.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers, FL, tonight. Advertised: Dusty Rhodes and John Cena will be on hand when doors open at 5:30 for an autograph session. Tickets are $30 ringside, $20 reserved floor, $15 general, $8 general admission for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6. For more information, call (239) 543-7469. Bell time is at 7:30.

The Professional Girl Wrestling Association presents "A Banner Night" tonight at the SAW Arena in Millersville, TN, with 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, 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, tonight. 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, or $2 with no food. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (850) 638-7183.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance will be at the the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, tonight. 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. Nigel Sherrod and former NWA women's champion Bambi are also scheduled to appear. Tickets are $10 at the door, and kids 7 and under get in for free. Advance tickets can be purchased at Papa Johns today 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.

The Alabama Wrestling Federation will be at the George County Fairgrounds in Lucedale, MS, tonight. Advertised: In a title vs. mask match, Heidenreich defends the AWF title vs. Doink the Clown, who will be putting up his mask. The first 50 fans will receive an 8x10. Tickets are $10, and kids 6 and under are admitted free. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (251) 209-9633.

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

NWA South Atlantic Championship Wrestling presents "November to Remember" tonight at the American Legion Post 19 in Orlando FL. Advertised: For the NWA-SA championship, Bobby Bonecrusher defends vs. "Pretty Boy" Lloyd. In a match to determine the #1 contender for the X champion, Reverend Rouge vs. Gus Money. For the NWA-SA tag titles, Casanova Cartel defends vs. SWAT Patrol. DJ Jeff & Rico Moon vs. Lee Douglas & Rico Casanova. Brandon Groom vs. Ethan Icon. Jeddust vs. T.J. Time. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-11, and free for children 4 and under. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00.

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

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

Other events around the southeast today or tonight include: APW at the American Coliseum in Spartanburg, SC; ASP at the Headland Middle School in Headland, AL; ASW at the Town Square Outlet Mall in Spring Hill, FL; ATL at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN; CRASH at the Recreation Center in Havelock, NC; CWA at the Community Center in Blackville, SC; CWF Mid-Atlantic at the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC; FTW at the Stronghold in Sparta, TN; GAWF at the Hosford-Telogia Game Room & Entertainment Center in Telogia, FL; HVW at the HVW Arena in Hendersonville, NC; KAPOW at the National Guard Armory in Lenoir City, TN; MWF at the Vietnam Veterans Center in Lincolnton, NC; NBW at the New Blood Arena in Dyersburg, TN; NCW at the NCW Arena in Greenville, SC; OCW at the Cell in Moulton, AL; TCW at the Old Armory in Pulaski, TN; and TIWF at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, TN.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Randy Savage (1952 or 1953?) and CIMA (1977).

Today in Memoriam: Willie Gilzenberg (77, 1978) and George Blemenschutz (1990).

Alternative Pro Wrestling results for November 14 from the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA: Shadow Jackson defeated S.W.A.T. Dustin Michaels defeated "Lifeguard" Wade Koverly. "The Royston Brawler" John Carnage continued making a mockery of Don Matthews as a guest on the Talent Show. The Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Stryknyn) defeated Keith Blonde & B.J. Hancock. Donovan Sweet defeated Brandon Parker after Kareem Abdul Jamar made the assist. Chris King defeated Chris Jones. North Georgia Champion Seth Delay defeated Slim J. Tag Team Champions The Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells) defeated Skirra Corvus & Anthony Henry in a non-title match. Southern States Champion Billy Buck defeated Jeremy Vain by pinfall.

Thanksgiving night, NWA Main Event will host “Tennessee Homecoming 2008” at the Nick Gulas Sports Arena at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, TN, with a bell time of 8 pm. Advertised: The main event will feature "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher taking on "Dangerous" Doug Gilbert with a no time limit, no DQ contest. These two men turned on each other after defeating the Moondogs at the Jerry Lawler 35 show. To purchase reserved seats, call 615-262-4455.

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 15, 1917 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – LIBERTY THEATRE (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Constant LeMarin defeated Hassen the Turk at 87:00 (2-1) / Notes: Billy Sandow was the special referee for the match between Constant LeMarin and Hassen the Turk.

NOVEMBER 15, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat Hurley versus John Katan > Paul Jones versus Alex Aberg / Notes: This card was cancelled when Pat Hurley and Alex Aberg notified Henry Weber in advance that they were injured and could not wrestle.

NOVEMBER 15, 1933 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club – Promoters) > Bill Cowan versus Wesley Brownlee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also other wrestling matches, but no details were provided following the card. There was also a strongman performance by Al-Vini, billed as the “Spanish Hercules”.

NOVEMBER 15, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Ben Brown versus Howard Rakestraw > Pat O’Brien versus Smitty Anderson > Frank Remille versus Rusty Williams > No TL Match: John Mauldin versus Alex Headlin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 15, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bob Anderson versus Young Gotch > Sammy Miller versus Raoul Lopez > Jack Bloomfield defeated Chin Lee by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Jack Bloomfield and Chin Lee, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 15, 1938 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – CENTRAL ATHLETIC CLUB (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Paul Tate versus Red Dugan > Son Almand versus Young Gotch > Charlie Norman versus Bill Collins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 15, 1944 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Red Devil Rudy defeated Elmer Estep > George Romanoff defeated Red Devil Emil by disqualification > Jack Walker defeated Willie Brown > Mr. X defeated Otto Schnabel

NOVEMBER 15, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bibber McCoy defeated Danno O’Mahoney / Notes: Danno O’ Mahoney substituted for Buddy Rogers in the match with Bibber McCoy. Tom Mahoney, Al Massey, Don McIntyre are believed to have wrestled on this card, but no specific details were provided. Apparently, something occurred whereas Mahoney was hit by a chair by either Massy or McIntyre, or perhaps both, as it was later reported he was demanding a match with both, declaring he did not “need a chair to win”.

NOVEMBER 15, 1948 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Dick Lever – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Harben and Mile High Ross wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Jack Dillon defeated Jesse Bernard (2-0) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Chris Belkas* and Al Massey wrestled to a draw (1-1) / Notes: Chris Belkas had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since November 1, 1948.

NOVEMBER 15, 1954 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon versus Gorgeous Gus > Pierre DeGaulle versus El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 15, 1957 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Baron Gattoni defeated Billy Red Lyons > Wild Red Berry defeated Marco Polo > Ray Gunkel defeated Gorgeous George > World Heavyweight Title Match: Edouard Carpentier* defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: The NWA no longer recognized Carpentier as it champion at this time, and only promoters who disputed the decision by the NWA to recognize Lou Thesz continued to bill Carpentier as World Heavyweight Champion. Apparently Paul Jones was one of them. It should be noted that Dick Hutton defeated Thesz on November 14, 1957, in Toronto, ON, to become the NWA World Heavyweight Champion. According to the program for this card, the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program can now be seen “on Channel 11 every Saturday afternoon at 5:00”. It is also mentioned that Ray Gunkel and Don McIntyre still hold the International Tag Team Title. It was announced that Bob Nandor and the Fabulous Moolah would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 15, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Jan Madrid wrestled to a draw > Johnny Weaver & Jan Madrid defeated Dick Amnotte & Bill Dromo > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Danny Miller defeated Freddie Blassie* by disqualification / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on October 21, 1960, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 15, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Fryer and Buddy Barkley wrestled to a draw > Doug Adkins and Bulldog Lawley wrestled to a draw > Doug Adkins & Johnny Apollo defeated Jack Steele & Bulldog Lawley > The Assassin defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification

NOVEMBER 15, 1963 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Anderson defeated Tito Kopa > Tim Geohagen defeated Ivan Zukoff > Derrell Cochran defeated Lenny Montana > Ray Gordon and the Outlaw wrestled to a draw > Dick the Bruiser versus the Mighty Hercules ruled a no contest / Notes: The match between Dick the Bruiser and the Mighty Hercules was billed as a “Battle of the Brutes”. It was announced that Bob Ellis and Taro Myaki would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 15, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McClarty defeated Chris Hardy by disqualification > Jack Bence defeated El Mongol > Bill Dromo defeated Butcher Vachon by disqualification > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Roger Kirby defeated Louie Tillet* by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on September 7, 1966, in Columbus.

NOVEMBER 15, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez defeated Ronnie Paul > Dale Lewis versus Mario Galento ruled a no contest > Ray Gunkel & Bill Dromo defeated Jim Starr & Billy Garrett > Bob Armstrong defeated Stan Vachon by disqualification > The Outlaw, Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Jack Crawford, Seiji Sakaguchi & Oki Shikina > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Johnny Valentine* versus the Professional ruled a no contest / Notes: Pepe Gomez substituted for Ricky Hunter in the match with Ronnie Paul. Jack Crawford managed Seiji Sakaguchi & Oki Shikina. Johnny Valentine had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Professional on November 8, 1968, in Atlanta. It was announced that Freddie Blassie would be wrestling Mad Dog Vachon on the card on November 22, 1968, and that the Assassins would be wrestling on the same card.

NOVEMBER 15, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Assassin #1 defeated Ronnie Hill > Georgia Television Title Tournament Match: Assassin #2 defeated the Professional by disqualification to advance > Georgia Television Title Tournament Match: Joe Scarpa defeated Aldo Bogni to advance > Alberto Torres defeated Rocky Montana > Billy Spears defeated Salvadore Dominguez / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. This episode aired from 5:00 to 6:30, but the program would be back to its normal time the following week.

NOVEMBER 15, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Golden & Steve Keirn defeated Billy Spears & Doug Somers > Mixed Women’s Match: Joyce Grable & Darling Dagmar defeated Peggy Patterson & Diamond Lil > The Mighty Yankees defeated Ken Patera & Don Muraco > Roger Kirby defeated Ole Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson defeated Buddy Colt* > Rocky Johnson versus Bearcat Wright > Lights Out Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Harley Race / Notes: Rocky Johnson and Bearcat Wright were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Peggy Patterson substituted for Dottie Downs to team with Diamond Lil in the match with Joyce Grable & Darling Dagmar. Don Muraco substituted for Danny Little Bear to team with Ken Patera in the match with the Mighty Yankees. J.C. Dykes managed the Yankees. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby, Harley Race, and Buddy Colt. Following the match between Rocky Johnson and Buddy Colt, the title was held up pending a rematch on November 22, 1974.

NOVEMBER 15, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Garea and Ron Garvin wrestled to a draw > Dean Ho defeated Dudley Clements > Les Thornton & Tony Charles versus Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell ended in a double disqualification > Jerry Brisco defeated Luke Graham > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Spoiler by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. Bobby Simmons was credited as being a referee for this card.

NOVEMBER 15, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Black Atlas defeated Scott Irwin > Mr. X defeated Roberto Soto > Rick McGraw & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Jim Lancaster & Killer Brooks > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* to win title > Loser Leaves Match: the Mongolian Stomper defeated Jos LeDuc / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

NOVEMBER 15, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Ted Allen > Raymond Rougeau defeated Butch Malone > Bob Armstrong defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen defeated Dick Slater* by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

NOVEMBER 15, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Regal versus Kurt Von Hess > Rufus R. Jones versus Butch Malone > Hartford Love versus Bugsy McGraw > Tommy Rich versus King Kong Mosca > Rick Martel versus the Masked Superstar > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus the Mystery Man > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were two referees for the match between Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen and Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2.

NOVEMBER 15, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Markoff versus Marvin Turner > Gerald Finley versus Jacques Goulet > Ricky Fields versus Sterling Golden > Ray Candy versus the Masked Superstar > Stan Hansen versus Killer Karl Kox / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed 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.