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Sunday, November 16, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany, today. This will be the final European date for SmackDown. The RAW/ECW crews finished up on Saturday and are returning to the states for Monday’s RAW broadcast, live from Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta event will be the last for WWE until next week’s Survivor Series PPV event in Boston, MA.

WWE results from Berlin, Germany, on November 15: Primo Colon & Carlito over John Morrison & the Miz to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; Michelle McCool over Maryse, with Maria as referee, to retain the WWE Divas Title; the Great Khali over Ryan Braddock; Shelton Benjamin over R-Truth to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; Matt Hardy & Finlay over Mark Henry & Chavo Guerrero; Brian Kendrick over Kung Fu Naki; Jeff Hardy over Vladimir Kozlov by disqualification; and Triple H over the Big Show to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title.

Total Nonstop Action will be at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, AL, today. Advertised: Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles; Scott Steiner versus Abyss; Beer Money defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Eric Young & Consequences Creed; Sheik Abdul Bashir versus Curry Man; Kip James versus Rhino; Roxxi Laveaux & ODB versus the Beautiful People; and Petey Williams versus Sonjay Dutt. Bell time is 4:00 PM.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s in Warner Robins, GA, today. Bell time is 4:00 PM.

Today in Memoriam: Eric the Red (34, 1978), Ali Baba (80, 1981), and Charles Fischer (84, 1982).

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the November 1 broadcast of NWA Main Event.

We have footage of Brian Christopher cutting a promo on Doug Gilbert, courtesy of Dan Masters Live. Click here for the promo.

This week on Alternative Pro Wrestling’s APW Aftershock: Highlights of the North Georgia Title match between Seth Delay and Slim J...The Talent Show with J.T. Talent...Words from "The King of Royston" Seth Delay..."The Dandy Man from Candy Land" Donovan Sweet with his "consigliore" Lollipop and her beautiful smiles are on display...Highlights of Jeremy Vain (c) vs. Billy Buck for the Southern States title...Backstage with Shadow Jackson and Vain...Brett Wolverton interviews the undisputed Southern States Champion, Billy Buck.

Results from the Professional Girl Wrestling Association tribute to Penny Banner on November 15 at the SAW Arena in Millersville, TN, where reported attendance was 70: Sassy Stephie beat XTC, Sarah Lynn beat Scarlett Rose, Tasha Simone beat La-La, Scarlett Rose & Sassy Stephie & Mia Martinez beat Sarah Lynn & Josianne & Angel Dust, Gary Valiant (w/Miss Boogie) & Arrick Andrews beat Hammerjack & Kid Kash when Valiant hit the Boogie Blaster on Hammerjack, Mia Martinez beat Angeldust, Su Yung beat Josianne, Jamie D beat Molotov, Tracy Taylor beat Nikki Roxx in a 2/3 falls match to win the PGWA Championship. Jimmie Daniel, who has been a big supporter of PGWA in the past, said he did not like this show and that it changed his opinion of women's wrestling.

NWA Prime Time results from November 14 in Columbus, GA, at the Prime Time Arena with a reported attendance of 201: Deathrow beat Sal Rinauro - Rinauro came to the ring to profess his love for Tracy Taylor and would do anything to prove it. Tracy told Rinauro he would have to start at the bottom and work his way up to her level. Rinauro agreed to take on anybody she proposed. Deathrow appeared behind Rinauro, who fainted and Deathrow got the easy win. Jay Clinton retained the Inter-Gender Title over LaLa. Frankie Valentine over Shaun Tempers. David Young & Chris Stevens beat Iceberg & Jake Slater - Young & Stevens ended up being beaten down by Sonny Siaki and a masked companion until the dressing room emptied. Jimmy Rave beat Ace Rockwell. Colt Derringer beat Bulldog Raines in a fan lumberjack match - the match appeared to end as a double count out with both men down in the ring, but Promoter Billy Roper would not allow it to end that way and called for a re-start. Derringer clocked Raines with a cow bell and Bulldog was counted out. Raines then challenged Derringer to a cow bell match for the Thanksgiving show on November 28.

Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena in Columbus, GA, on November 21. Advertised: Bad Company's David Young & Chris Stevens vs. Iceberg & Deathrow, Bulldog Raines vs. Sal Rinauro (with Coach Donovan), Micah Taylor vs. Colt Derringer, Chip Day vs. Jimmy Rave, Ace Rockwell & Frankie Valentine vs. Killer Instinct (Jake Slater & Mean Mike Stratus), and a tag team title match with the Brits (Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain) defend the titles against two debuting cruiserweights, Mikey Watkins & L.A. Evans. Bell time is 7:30 pm. For further information, call (706) 570-3978.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling results from November 14 at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, with a reported attendance of 160: Hammerjack beat Drew Haskins. Jon Michael beat Tony Gunn. Arrick Andrews beat Chris Michaels. Glen Knight beat Bad Boy Dixon. Rick Santel beat Gary Valiant.

United States Wrestling Organization results from November 14 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn, with a reported attendance of 73: Shawn Hoodrich beat Kevin Dunn. Tim Renesto beat J.D. Fluffy. Psycho Medic (with Lisa Fayzon) beat Richard Lowe. Shane Eden & Steven Green beat Saint & Super Delirious Black Ninja when Eden & Green both pinned Ninja. Damien Payne beat Travis Starr. USWO Jr. Champion Josh Crowe beat Cousin Jason X. L.T. Falk beat Gravity. USWO Champion Jeremiah Plunkett beat Michael Jablonski by DQ when Jablonski threw referee Mark Owen over the top rope.

Down South Hardcore Wrestling presents “A Night to Remember II: One Year Anniversary Show”, on November 22 at Sam's Memorial Multiplex in Darien, GA. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and children 6 and under get in free. Official bell time is at or around 8:00pm. Click here for the promotional video. Advertised: Cameron Larue issues an open challenge to anyone in the building, Gangsta Nation vs. Big Ghetto Train, in a falls count anywhere match "The Modern-Day Cowboy" Chris Anthony will face Morbid Angel of the Strong Style Disciples, Ugly Kidd Joe vs. Unknown Artist, and Jerzee vs. Dirty D vs. The Lightning Kid. Also scheduled to appear: DSHW Light Heavyweight Champion Dallas Riley, Damon Wreckoning, Phoenix, and others to be announced. Due to graphic violence and adult language, parental discretion is advised.

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 16, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Dan George versus Bob Ruble > US Light Heavyweight Title Match: George Romanoff* versus Young Americus / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Young Americus was billed as the New England Champion. George Romanoff had been billed as US Light Heavyweight Champion since November 3, 1933. There was also a strongman performance by Al-Vini, billed as the “Spanish Hercules”, offering $500 to “anyone who can produce a steel bar he cannot bend”. Red Dugan was credited as being a referee for this card.

NOVEMBER 16, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Crussell defeated Ripper Reeves > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Nick Lutz (2-0) > Jack Ross versus Tarzan Jordan ruled a no contest / Notes: Red Carlton was credited as being a referee for this card.

NOVEMBER 16, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Glenn Cowan versus Red Dugan > Women’s Match: Dolly Dalton versus Laura Davis > Bill Ward versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 16, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Tony Papalino versus Glenn Cowan > John Ellis versus Chin Lee > George Romanoff versus Bad Boy Brown / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 16, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sheik Ben Ali defeated Bob Shipp > Babe Zaharias defeated Howard Cantonwine > Art Nelson defeated Don McIntyre > Gorgeous George defeated Al Massey / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

NOVEMBER 16, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Lane versus the Great Goliath > Karl Kowalski versus Red McIntyre > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* versus Millie Stafford > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Villmer* versus Tarzan Hewitt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938. Ray Villmer had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on October 16, 1953, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 16, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Weaver defeated Jack O’Brien > Fred Atkins and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Chris Tolos and Freddie Blassie wrestled to a draw > International Tag Team Title Match: Don & Red McIntyre defeated Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins* by disqualification / Notes: Fred Atkins & Ike Eakins had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since October 12, 1956. According to the program for this card, the Budweiser Beer sponsored “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program can now be seen “on Channel 11 every Tuesday night at 10:00”. The program we have for this card mentions that Jackie Nichols will be returning soon, reminding fans that he was a longtime WLWA Television Title holder, though we have found no references to how he came to be recognized as such, or any matches where this title was at stake. It was announced that Jerry Graham would be returning to Atlanta soon. It was also announced that Jackie Nichols would return to Atlanta on November 23, 1956, and that Bonnie Watson would wrestle Corinne Cordero on that card as well.

NOVEMBER 16, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Miller defeated Johnny Weaver by disqualification > Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack O’Reilly at 13:00 > Danny Miller, Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle defeated Freddie Blassie, Johnny Weaver & Jack O’Reilly

NOVEMBER 16, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rito Carreon defeated Bulldog Lawley > Women’s Match: Tina Cole defeated Sweet Georgia Brown > Chief Little Eagle defeated the Russian Crusher > Ray Gunkel & the Kentuckians defeated Freddie Blassie, Lenny Montana & Gypsy Joe / Notes: There were two referees for the match between Ray Gunkel & the Kentuckians and Freddie Blassie, Lenny Montana & Gypsy Joe. It was announced that Dick the Bruiser, Art & Stan Nelson would be wrestling on the card on December 7, 1962, and that Pat O’Connor and Eddie Graham would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 16, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Destroyer defeated Pepe Gomez > The Mysterious Medics defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Don Fargo versus Sputnik Monroe ended in a double countout

NOVEMBER 16, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Roy Mulkey > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Roger Kirby & Mario Galento > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Dale Lewis by disqualification

NOVEMBER 16, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Anderson and Bobby Hart wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo and Lars Anderson wrestled to a draw > The Red Raiders defeated Roger Kirby & Les Thatcher > Don McClarty defeated Butcher Vachon (2-0) by disqualification / Notes: No attendance was reported, but the Columbus Ledger report the following morning noted a “near capacity crowd”.

NOVEMBER 16, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Vachon defeated Ronnie Paul > Johnny Valentine defeated Mario Galento > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Seiji Sakaguchi & Oki Shikina > The Outlaw defeated Mike McGraw / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. This episode aired from 11:00 PM to Midnight. Jack Crawford managed Seiji Sakaguchi & Oki Shikina.

NOVEMBER 16, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill White defeated Jerry Oates > Flash Monroe defeated Alex Medina > Joe Turco defeated Cisco Grimaldo > Dick Steinborn defeated Oki Shikina by disqualification > Macon Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived / No TL): Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Buddy Colt & Big John* to win title / Notes: Buddy Colt & Big John had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bob Armstrong & El Mongol on October 19, 1971, in Macon.

NOVEMBER 16, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto Soto versus Pepe Lopez > Tony Romano & El Gaucho versus the Super Infernos > The Samoans defeated George & Sandy Scott > Tom Jones versus Gorgeous George, Jr. > Tim Woods versus Hiro Matsuda > Lou Thesz versus Bobby Shane > Georgia Tag Team Title Texas Death Match: Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller* defeated Bobby Duncum & Stan Vachon > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Watts* defeated Bobo Brazil / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Samoans. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

NOVEMBER 16, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Garvin and Ricky Gibson wrestled to a draw > Handicap Match: Ken Patera defeated Joe Turco & John Grey > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Steve Keirn > The Mighty Yankees defeated Rocky Johnson & Danny Little Bear > Jack Brisco versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees.

NOVEMBER 16, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Parisi versus Raymond Rougeau > Bill Howard versus Tony Atlas > Scott Irwin versus Roberto Soto > Loser Leaves Match: the Mongolian Stomper defeated Jos LeDuc > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* versus Robert Fuller & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Aside from the match between Jos LeDuc and the Mongolian Stomper, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. J.J. Dillon managed the Stomper.

NOVEMBER 16, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood versus Jacques Goulet > Raymond Rougeau versus Randy Savage > Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Ole Anderson & Abdullah the Butcher > Bob Armstrong versus Pak Song > Stan Hansen versus Dick Slater / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

NOVEMBER 16, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Pez Whatley & Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rufus R. Jones, Bugsy McGraw, and Thunderbolt Patterson were also advertised.

NOVEMBER 16, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy defeated Chris Markoff > Ricky Fields & Buzz Sawyer defeated Bobby Jaggers & Austin Idol > The Masked Superstar defeated Stan Hansen > Title versus Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Killer Karl Kox by disqualification > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Ole & Gene Anderson versus Ernie Ladd & Tom Shaft ruled a no contest / Notes: In the match between Tommy Rich and Killer Karl Kox, Rich retained the Georgia Heavyweight Title, and Kox retained the Georgia Television Title. Bobby Heenan managed Austin Idol, Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox, Bobby Jaggers and the Masked Superstar.

NOVEMBER 16, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tor Kamata versus El Gran Apollo > Jim Duggan versus Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > World Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* versus Bob & Brad Armstrong > The Masked Superstar versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Bounty Match: Tommy Rich versus Ivan Koloff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

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.