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Thursday, December 4, 2008


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Jerry Oates joined Rich Tate and Les Thatcher on Peach State Pandemonium on Wednesday night. Bobby Simmons and Dan Masters also chimed in. Click here for the archive.

Tickets for the following World Wrestling Entertainment events go on sale Friday: January 5, in Alexandria, LA, at the Rapides Parish Coliseum; and January 13, in Omaha, NE, at the Qwest Center.

The final overall rating for the December 2 edition of WWE’s ECW was 1.3.

The lineup for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from Total Nonstop Action, is as follows: Booker T, with Sharmell, defends the TNA Legends Title against Samoa Joe; an inter-gender tag team match featuring A.J. Styles & Christy Hemme versus Scott Steiner & Awesome Kong; Jimmy Rave, Sonjay Dutt & Sheik Abdul Bashir versus Eric Young, Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed; and Sting versus Rhino. Also, Team 3D makes an announcement, and Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett face off in an in-ring promo.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to action in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex tonight with a Four Way Tag Team Elimination Match headlining the card. It will be Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks) vs. Scotty Beach & GCW Heavyweight Champion J-Rod vs. The Southside Trash vs. GCW Tag Team Champions Merchants of Death (Murder One & Orion Bishop with Wicked Nemesis). Also on the card, tag team partners collide: John Bogie vs. Kareem Abdul Jamar and a rematch between "The Prime Minister of Pain" Slaughter and Rob Adonis. Bell time is 7:30. For reserved seats call 334-664-1780.

All-State Wrestling will be at the Statum Cab Company Building in Shelbyville, TN, tonight.

American Pro Wrestling will be at the Skateland of Gaffney in Gaffney, SC, tonight.

Exodus Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Mooresville, NC, tonight.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in Tampa, FL, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Brooke Adams (1984).

Today in Memoriam: Betty Jo Hawkins (57, 1987), Johnny Gilbert (1990), Little Beaver (61, 1995), and Ed Whalen (74, 2001).

Steve Bradley was found dead in the parking lot in Manchester, NH, today. No immediate cause of death has been disclosed.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 results from Atlanta, GA, on December 3 with 25 in attendance for their weekly free show: All Mighty Minnie beat Amy Morgane, Miguel Rivera & Jake Diamond beat Rick King & Will Platinum to retain the WWA4 tag titles, Bill the Butcher beat Hero Tiger to retain the WWA4 title, Michael Black beat Jonathan Davis, and Scott Steel beat Kaiden Knight. Jonathan Davis, Mr. Hughes, and Rick King all wrestled on the PWA Thanksgiving show for Booker T's promotion in Houston, TX.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance was at the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, on November 29 in front of a reported 203 people, their largest crowd to date. Results: The Lethal Luchador defeated Derrick Reynolds. "The Hillbilly Giant" Cousin Curtis defeated The One Man Kru. In a loser leaves PWA match, "Action" Mike Jackson defeated Dany Only. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich defeated The Lethal Luchador. J-Rod defeated The Ultimate Dragon. Referee Scott Warren won the 12 man battle royal keys on the pole match to win a brand new car.

Southern Championship Wrestling was at the National Guard Armory in Oxford, AL, on November 28 for "Turkey Bash 2008." Results: The Ultimate Dragon defeated Extreme Heat. "Action" Mike Jackson defeated The Lethal Luchador. Because of their victories, Dragon & Jackson fought later in the evening to determine the new Alabama Jr. Heavyweight champion. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich defeated The Lethal Luchador. In a match to determine the first Alabama Jr. Heavyweight championship, "Action" Mike Jackson defeated The Ultimate Dragon to become the champion.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, on December 6 for their final television taping prior to Season's Beatings 2008. Advertised: In the main event, its Mikal Judas vs. Phil Shatter (with Jeff G. Bailey) with special referee Shadow Jackson in a no DQ, no count out rematch. The winner advances to the 3 way dance for the Anarchy Heavyweight Title at Season's Beatings. Plus NWA Anarchy Television Champion Truitt Field's challenge to NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion Iceberg still stands, Young Lion's Contenders Tournament 4 Way Dance Final: Azrael (with The Reverend) vs. Adrian Hawkins vs. Kyle Matthews vs. Hayden Young, Crystal Rose vs. Melissa Coates, What will Jeff G. Bailey's Elite have up their sleeve for Ace Rockwell?, NWA Anarchy Tag Team Champions New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) are ready for any challenge thrown their way and will the hatred between Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) and The Technicians (Bobby Moore & Tyler Smith) result in a Season's Beating contract signed in blood? Also appearing: Slim J, Don Matthews and NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer. Bell time is 8pm.

USA Championship Wrestling invades Charlotte, TN, at the Creek Wood High School Gym on December 6 with Jerry "The King" Lawler, Superstar Bill Dundee, and the USA Wrestling premiere of Travis Sawyer, the legitimate son of "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer vs. Matt Boyce. Bell time is 7:30 pm. Charlotte is located right next to Dickson, 40 miles west of Nashville. Advance tickets are on sale at Sun Loan Company in Dickson.

The Georgia Independent Wrestling Alliance will be at the Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, on December 13. Advertised: Velvet Jones versus Simon Sermon; Iceberg versus the Lunatic; Lance Christian & Derrick Andrew Reynolds versus K.I. Elite; Frankie Valentine versus Tommy Too Much; Johnny Camo & the Cowboy versus the Axis of Evil. Admission is $2 with an unwrapped toy. Bell time is 7:00 PM.

Total Championship Wrestling presents "The Christmas Bash" to take place at the National Guard Armory in Douglasville, GA, on December 13. Advertised: In ladies action, Rock C & Crystal Fire vs. Blair & Destiny Raines. For the TCW tag championship, Payne & Murder One defends vs. Ken Timbs, Jr., & "Bad Boy" Keith Williams. "The Redneck Hero" Jess Wade vs. Scott Prater. Dany Only vs. "The Kick" Ric King. In a leather strap lumberjack match for the TCW championship, "Awesome" TC defends vs. "Pretty Boy" Floyd. There will also be a battle royal. Fans are asked to bring in an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-11, and free for kids under 6. For more information call (404) 213-4632, (770) 871-0988, or (706) 537-5572.

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.


DECEMBER 4, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Boxing Match: Billy Hooper versus Battling Moon > Eddie Wagner versus Bill Collins > Hugh Winn versus Bulldog Gust > Tony Padrone defeated Bill Crussell / Notes: Aside from the match between Tony Padrone and Bill Crussell, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. It was reported that Bulldog Gust was a “28-year veteran with some 2,800 matches in his record”. Gust challenged to take on George Romanoff and any other wrestler on the same night, agreeing to forfeit his pay if he failed to throw them both.

DECEMBER 4, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > Jack McAdams versus Young Thomas > Wayne Coleman versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 4, 1933 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart – Promoter) > Jake Fulcher versus Inman Rabon > Jim Hesslyn versus Yusef Hussane > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* versus George Romanoff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since May 9, 1933.

DECEMBER 4, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sammy Miller defeated John Dameron > George Hill defeated Sid Nabors at 31:45 (2-0) > Paul Jones and Leo Numa wrestled to a draw

DECEMBER 4, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ALBANY, GA – SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Young Americus defeated Al Olsen (2-0) > Sammy Miller versus Pedro Torres / Notes: Aside from the match between Young Americus and Al Olsen, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

DECEMBER 4, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Babe Zaharias defeated Cliff Thiede > Blue Sun Jennings defeated Tommy O’Toole > Dorv Roche defeated Karl Davis / Notes: Frank Speer was the special referee for the match between Dorv Roche and Karl Davis.

DECEMBER 4, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Sammy Miller versus Chin Lee > Farmer Mack defeated Petro Rossi by disqualification > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin* versus John Ellis / Notes: Aside from the match between Farmer Mack and Petro Rossi, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. John Mauldin had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hackney on September 11, 1936, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 4, 1939 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus Red Dugan > Sammy Miller versus Honey Boy Hackney > Bill Collins versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 4, 1942 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Charles Rentrop – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cowboy Luttrall versus Mr. X > Al Massey versus Angelo Cistoldi > Jack Dillon versus Dorv Roche / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This would be Charles Rentrop’s last card as promoter, with no stated reason as to why he chose to cease operations, but Sammy Friedman resumed in January 1943.

DECEMBER 4, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Donn Lewin defeated Red Dugan > Jack Dillon & Karl Kowalski defeated Don & Red McIntyre > Gorgeous George defeated Mike Paidousis / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.

DECEMBER 4, 1956 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jackie Nichols defeated Fred Atkins by disqualification > Mixed Tag Team Match: Bobby Weaver & Belle Starr defeated Freddie Blassie & Dot Dotson

DECEMBER 4, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Weaver & Adrien Baillargeon defeated Ed Sharpe & Gorgeous George > Tokyo Joe defeated Tony Marino > US Television Title Match: Verne Gagne* defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: During the match between Johnny Weaver & Adrien Baillargeon and Ed Sharpe & Gorgeous George, neither Sharpe or George wanted to tag the other in or out, and there was obvious bitterness between the two men. The title Verne Gagne defended against Freddie Blassie was actually called the US Heavyweight Title, and Gagne had been recognized as such by the Minneapolis, MN, office since he defeated Dick the Bruiser on April 12, 1958, in Chicago, IL.

DECEMBER 4, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham versus Doug Adkins > Jerry Miller versus Sky Hi Krueger > Nick & Jerry Kozak versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 4, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis defeated Jack Vansky > Rito Carreon & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Bulldog Lawley > Texas Death Match: Choo-Choo Lynn defeated the Russian Crusher

DECEMBER 4, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Killer Kosti defeated Ricky Longino at 8:00 > Marco Polo & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Chris Averoff & the Inferno (2-1) > Bob Morrow defeated Luke Graham by disqualification (2-1) / Notes: Luke Graham was disqualified in the third fall of his match against Bob Morrow when he attacked him immediately upon entering the ring and the referee lost control. It was reported that Morrow was rushed to the hospital and that it was determined he had suffered a concussion. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno. Fred Ward told reporters that doctors had stopped the bleeding, but that Morrow was complaining of a headache and sore throat.

DECEMBER 4, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Fargo defeated Derrell Cochran > The Mysterious Medics defeated Greg Peterson & Pepe Gomez > Dick Dunn & the Destroyer defeated Frankie Cain & Sputnik Monroe > No TL / No DQ Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Mario Galento / Notes: Tony Marino was scheduled, but there was no mention in the reports following the card. It was announced that Joe Scarpa would be wrestling on the card on December 11, 1964, and that Eddie Graham and Sam Steamboat would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

DECEMBER 4, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hunter versus the Red Shadow > Mike Paidousis versus Dutch Savage > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus Eric & Karl Von Brauner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

DECEMBER 4, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong and Skandor Akbar wrestled to a draw > Tim Geohagen defeated Jesse James > Bobby Shane defeated Luke Graham > Paul DeMarco, Doug Gilbert & El Mongol defeated Kubla Khan & the Assassins > Handicap Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

DECEMBER 4, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Klondike Bill defeated Bill White > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Big John & Mr. X by disqualification > Roberto Soto and the Champ wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. It was announced that as a result of injuries suffered in a match against Buddy Colt on December 3, 1971, George Scott would be out of action for the remainder of the year.

DECEMBER 4, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Mike Kelly versus the Viking > Pat Kelly versus the Enforcer > Jack Armstrong versus Bearcat Wilkerson > Tommy Seigler & Johnny Ringo versus Oki Shikina & the Great Fuji > Ray Candy, Charlie Cook & the Super Gladiator versus Ox Baker & the Mongols > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Wayne Cowan* versus Ted Oates > Texas Death Cage Match: Argentina Apollo versus the Missouri Mauler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed the Enforcer and the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed the Mongols.

DECEMBER 4, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Jones defeated Sardo the Great by disqualification > Roberto Soto & Rufus R. Jones and the Samoans wrestled to a draw > Mask versus $500: Robert Fuller defeated Super Inferno #3 > Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr. > Bob Armstrong & Bobo Brazil defeated Bill Watts & Luke Graham / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Samoans. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

DECEMBER 4, 1975 (THURSDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dino Bravo versus Dudley Clements > Jerry Brisco versus Ron Garvin > Women’s Match: Susan Green versus Paula Kaye > Jay Strongbow versus Brute Bernard > Luke Graham & Moondog Mayne versus Bobo Brazil & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Spoiler* versus Dick Slater / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler and Brute Bernard.

DECEMBER 4, 1977 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Jimmy Garvin defeated Ric Ferrara > Abe Jacobs and Scott Irwin wrestled to a draw > Ted Oates defeated Hartford Love > Tony Atlas defeated Jacques Goulet > World Tag Team Title Match: Ric Flair & Greg Valentine* defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Tiger Conway, Jr.

DECEMBER 4, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bryan St. John versus Rufus R. Jones > Kurt Von Hess versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich versus King Kong Mosca & the Spoiler > Ole Anderson versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL): the Masked Superstar defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* to win title / Notes: Stan Hansen was barred from ringside during the match between Ole Anderson and Thunderbolt Patterson.

DECEMBER 4, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Shaft defeated Buzz Sawyer > Ricky Fields defeated Bobby Jaggers > Ivan Koloff defeated Chick Donovan > Bill Dromo & Ray Candy defeated Toru Tanaka & Killer Khan > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Austin Idol & the Masked Superstar / Notes: Gorgeous George, Jr. managed Killer Khan.

DECEMBER 4, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted DiBiase versus Tom Stanton > Ted Allen versus Terry Taylor > Steve Keirn versus Killer Khan > Kevin Sullivan, Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier versus the Freebirds / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 4, 1983 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop versus Mike Jackson > Johnny Rich versus Chick Donovan > Cy Jernigan versus King Kong Bundy > National Television Title Match: Jake Roberts* defeated Pez Whatley > National Tag Team Title Match: Brett & Buzz Sawyer defeated the Road Warriors* to win title > Ted DiBiase versus Buzz Sawyer ended in a double disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Tommy Rich / Notes: It was reported that 1,950 were in attendance for this card. No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Buzz Sawyer was billed as a mystery partner to Brett Sawyer for the match with the Road Warriors, in a swerve alluding to the fact Andre the Giant would be the mystery partner. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and the Warriors.

DECEMBER 4, 1984 (TUESDAY) – BALTIMORE, MD (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Ron Slinker defeated Mr. Ito > Ron Ritchie and Bob Roop wrestled to a draw > The Hollywood Blonds defeated Jerry Oates & Frankie Lane > Jimmy Valiant defeated New York Assassin #1 > Tommy Rich, Ole Anderson, & Dusty Rhodes defeated Paul Ellering & the Road Warriors > Ric Flair versus Ronnie Garvin ended in a double countout

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.