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Tuesday, November 18, 2008


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World Wrestling Entertainment results from the November 17 edition of RAW, from Atlanta, GA: Kelly Kelly over Victoria; Batista over Manu; John Morrison & the Miz over Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio; JBL & Kane over Cryme Tyme; a title match between WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Champion William Regal and Santino Marella ended in a double countout; and Randy Orton over CM Punk in a lumberjack match, with an assist from Regal. In a post-show dark match, Chris Jericho over Shawn Michaels and Batista in a three-way to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

The final overall rating for the November 17 edition of RAW was 2.9.

Click here for spoilers from the ECW tapings from Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on November 17, to be broadcast tonight.

The final overall rating for the November 14 edition of WWE’s SmackDown was 2.2.

WWE’s Survivor Series PPV will be broadcast live from the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, on November 23. Advertised: Chris Jericho defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against John Cena; Triple H defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against Vladimir Kozlov; a casket match featuring the Undertaker versus the Big Show; Team Orton (Randy Orton, Shelton Benjamin, Mark Henry, Cody Rhodes & William Regal) versus Team Batista (Batista, Matt Hardy, Kofi Kingston, CM Punk & R-Truth); Team Michaels (Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, Cryme Tyme & the Great Khali) versus Team JBL (JBL, John Morrison, MVP, Kane & the Miz); and Team RAW (Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Candice Michelle, Jillian Hall & Kelly Kelly) versus Team SmackDown (Michelle McCool, Natalya, Victoria, Maryse & Maria).

Ring of Honor additions to upcoming cards include Go Shiozaki being inserted into a four-corners match in Dayton, OH, on November 21, that already included Rhett Titus and Sami Callahan. The fourth entrant has yet to be announced. Also in Dayton, Irish Airborne versus Mark & Jay Briscoe has been announced. Alex Payne completes the four-corners match for November 22 in Chicago Ridge, IL, along with Callahan, Claudio Castagnoli and Silas Young. On December 26 in Philadelphia, PA, Austin Aries versus Naomichi Marufuji has been announced.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight.

NWA Main Event will be at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena I Nashville, TN, tonight.

The United Wrestling Association will be at Andy’s Junction in Seymour, TN, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Dan ‘Reverend’ Wilson.

Today in Memoriam: Larry Hatfield (40, 1985), Eddie Blanks (1995), and Ed Sharpe (83, 2003).

The latest View from Inside the Ring features a piece from Kareem Abdul Jamar. Click here for his story.

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

Click here for the latest online broadcast of NWA Anarchy.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance was in front of 139 people at the the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, on November 15. Results: Chris Jones defeated Darren Coverly. Dany Only defeated "Action" Mike Jackson, thanks to a foreign object. Bambi defeated Nigel Sherrod. J-Rod defeated the Lethal Luchador. In a match for the Southern cruiserweight championship, the Ultimate Dragon defeated El Mexicano to retain.

All-Star Wrestling presented "2 Legit 2 Quit" on November 15 at the Towne Square in Spring Hill, FL. Results: Jude McKenzie defeated Evan Starsmore. Soyboy defeated Ryan Maddox. Joey Cujo defeated Chrono Chris. Pretty Fly defeated James Morrison. The American Gangstas defeated Aki Moto & Ryze. Kid Lethal, Austin Gravix & Louis Matos defeated Aaron Andrews, Josh Rayne & Juvi D. Eric Cooper defeated Sideshow. Shayne Swift defeated Nooie Lee & Aaron Epic. Nick Fame & Austin Amadeus defeated the East Street Elite.

NWA South Atlantic Championship Wrestling presented "November to Remember" on November 15 in Orlando, FL. Results: Afro Boy defeated Deathrow Jethro. T.J. Time defeated Jeddust. Ethan Icon defeated Manson. In a no DQ match for 100% ownership of NWA-SA, Lee Douglas & Rico Casanova defeated DJ Jeff & Rico Moon. In a NWA-SA tag title match, Swat Patrol defeated Casanova Cartel members 13th Street Posse to become the new champions. In a Texas death match for the NWA-SA Heavyweight championship, Bobby Bonecrusher defeated Pretty Boy Lloyd. Gus Money defeated Reverend Rouge.

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 18, 1930 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Harper defeated George Zaharias by disqualification > Bill Bartush defeated Milo Steinborn (2-0)

NOVEMBER 18, 1931 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn and Blue Sun Jennings wrestled to a draw > Paul Jones defeated Gorilla Poggi (2-0)

NOVEMBER 18, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Doc Poole and Yusef Hussane wrestled to a draw > Jack Ross defeated Buddy Knox

NOVEMBER 18, 1938 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Williams versus Rip Roberts > Benny Mathis versus Jack McAdams > John Mauldin versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 18, 1947 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Joe Harben versus Bob Shipp > Jack Blackstock versus Red Dugan > Joe Estes versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 18, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre defeated Eduardo Perez > Frank Taylor and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > Tex Riley defeated Boris Kalmikoff by disqualification > Freddie Blassie & Eduardo Perez defeated Don & Red McIntyre

NOVEMBER 18, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marco Polo versus Wild Red Berry > Don McIntyre versus Baron Gattoni > Brass Knucks Title Match: Gorgeous George defeated Kurt Von Brawner (2-1) to win title / Notes: Aside from the match between Gorgeous George and Kurt Von Brawner, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. It is unclear to us at this time as to whether this is the same Brass Knucks Title that was first referenced on September 13, 1957, in a match between Freddie Blassie and Kurt Von Brawner in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 18, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Miller, Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle defeated Johnny Weaver, Jack O’Reilly & Roy Nelson > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Tiny Evans defeated Freddie Blassie* to win title / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on October 21, 1960, in Atlanta. Reginald Gable managed Roy Nelson.

NOVEMBER 18, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Bette Boucher > Gene Anderson defeated Tito Kopa > Tim Geohagen and Ivan Zukoff wrestled to a draw > The Outlaw & the Mighty Hercules and Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw

NOVEMBER 18, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Bob Armstrong > Chief Little Eagle defeated Chico Cortez > Bill Dromo defeated Jack Bence > Ray Gunkel defeated Joe Kono > Don McClarty defeated Chris Hardy > Eric Von Brauner defeated Buddy Fuller > Lars & Gene Anderson and Enrique & Ramon Torres wrestled to a draw > Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon defeated the Red Raiders by disqualification / Notes: Following the match between Buddy Fuller and Eric Von Brauner, Fuller attacked referee Leo Garibaldi, who fought back and left Fuller unconscious. The program we have for this card features a large advertisement announcing the grand opening of the Pizza Arena, set for December 2, 1966. It was a restaurant owned by Mario Galento, and was located on Highway 29 in Lilburn, GA. It also featured a photo of Buddy Fuller and Lester Welch in Welch’s airplane.

NOVEMBER 18, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Ox Baker > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Gauchos by disqualification > El Mongol defeated Bad Boy Hines > Bobby Shane defeated Karl Von Stroheim / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. This episode appeared from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, which is outside of its normal time slot of 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

NOVEMBER 18, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Roberto Soto defeated Aldo Bogni > Cyclone Soto defeated Doug Mitchell > Bobby Hart and Vincent Lopez wrestled to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* defeated El Diablo / Notes: Dory Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL.

NOVEMBER 18, 1970 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Tyler and Pepe Gomez wrestled to a draw > The Great Ota defeated Jesse James > El Mongol defeated Mr. Ito > Bill Dromo defeated Skandor Akbar > Paul DeMarco & Bob Armstrong defeated Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt by disqualification / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

NOVEMBER 18, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Argentina Apollo defeated Ox Baker by disqualification > Dory Funk, Jr., defeated Joe Turner > Roberto Soto defeated Bill Bowman > Roy Lee Welch versus Rocket Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Roy Lee Welch and Rocket Monroe were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

NOVEMBER 18, 1973 (SUNDAY) – ATHENS, GA – J&J CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Jones versus Hiro Matsuda > Bobby Shane versus Roberto Soto > Bob Orton, Jr., versus Gorgeous George, Jr. > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 versus the Super Infernos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

NOVEMBER 18, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Ricky Gibson versus Roger Kirby > Women’s Match: Betty Niccoli versus Jean Antone > Ole & Gene Anderson versus the Mighty Yankees > Harley Race versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Buddy Colt* versus Rocky Johnson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby, Harley Race, and Buddy Colt.

NOVEMBER 18, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles and Ron Garvin wrestled to a draw > Moondog Mayne defeated Les Thornton > Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell versus Jerry Brisco & Bob Orton, Jr., ruled a no contest > Dick Slater and Harley Race wrestled to a draw > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 > Bobo Brazil defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

NOVEMBER 18, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Randy Savage > Bob Armstrong defeated Jim Dalton > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Jacques Goulet & the Masked Man > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Rufus R. Jones > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes / Notes: The Masked Man substituted for the Great Mephisto in the match with Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

NOVEMBER 18, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Sr. > Tape: Pak Song versus Hiro Matsuda > Len Denton & Larry Latham defeated Steve Regal & Mike Jackson > Tape: Terry Funk versus Les Thornton > Tommy Rich defeated Jonathan Raven > The Masked Superstar defeated Bill Cody / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Raymond Rougeau and Jonathan Raven also appeared on this episode. The taped match between Jack & Jerry Brisco and Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Sr., as well as the one between Pak Song and Hiro Matsuda were believed to be from Florida.

NOVEMBER 18, 1983 (FRIDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH – RICHFIELD CONVENTION CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > National Heavyweight Title Match: Ted DiBiase defeated Brett Sawyer* to win title

NOVEMBER 18, 1984 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > National Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Ron Garvin versus Wahoo McDaniel ruled a no contest; Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated the New York Assassins by countout; the Hollywood Blonds defeated Jerry Oates & Ron Ritchie; Brad Armstrong & Jacques Rougeau defeated Bob Roop & the Italian Stallion; Jimmy Valiant & Jerry Lawler defeated Ox Baker & Mr. Ito; the Road Warriors defeated Ron Slinker & Frankie Lane; the Long Riders defeated Tommy Rich & Randy Savage; Armstrong & Rougeau defeated the Blonds; Valiant & Lawler defeated the Warriors; the Riders defeated Valiant & Lawler; the Riders defeated Armstrong & Rougeau to win title

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.