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Wednesday, December 10, 2008


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Peach State Pandemonium will feature Dennis Condrey tonight, beginning at 9:00 PM ET. Rich Tate and Les Thatcher are the hosts of the program, and Tim Dix also appears with additional commentary and announcements. We will also look back at Final Resolution, forward to Armageddon, and talk about the death of Steve Bradley. We encourage callers to join us by dialing (347) 324-5735.

World Wrestling Entertainment results from the ECW broadcast from Bridgeport, CT, on December 9: the show opened with Vladimir Kozlov and Jack Swagger attacking Tommy Dreamer, who was in the ring talking about his background and history with ECW; John Morrison & the Miz over Jimmy Wang Yang & Kung Fu Naki; a backstage segment with Mark Henry teasing Tony Atlas about the gear he was wearing for their upcoming match; the Boogey Man over Scott Reed; and Henry & Atlas over Finlay & Hornswoggle.

Click here for spoilers from WWE’s SmackDown tapings on Tuesday night, to be broadcast on December 12.

Click here for an updated lineup with possible spoilers for WWE’s Armageddon PPV, to be broadcast live on December 14.

The final overall rating for the December 8 edition of WWE’s RAW was 3.0.

WWE’s Great American Bash PPV will be broadcast live from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA, on July 26.

WWE has announced the following events: January 9, SmackDown in Hot Springs, AR, at the Summit Arena; and February 22, RAW/ECW in Asheville, NC, at the Asheville Civic Center.

Click here for spoilers from Total Nonstop Action’s iMPACT tapings on Tuesday night, to be broadcast on December 18.

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Fight for the Troops takes place at the Crown Center in Fort Bragg, NC. The event will be broadcast on SpikeTV and viewers can call in to offer donations for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Advertised: Josh Koscheck versus Yoshiyuki; Jonathan Goulet versus Mike Swick; Steve Cantwell versus Razak Al-Hassan; Nate Loughran versus Tim Credeur; Jim Miller versus Matt Wiman; Brodie Farber versus Luigi Fioravanti; Johnny Rees versus Steve Bruno; Ben Saunders versus Brandon Wolff; Dale Hartt versus Corey Hill; and Eddie Sanchez versus Justin McCully. The broadcast begins at 9:00 PM ET.

Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, TN, tonight.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 Pro Wrestling School in Atlanta, GA, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Matt Bentley (1979) and JTG (1984).

Today in Memoriam: Bill Longson (76, 1982), Gino Garibaldi (1984), and Chazz Rocco (37, 2005).

Ric Flair will be appearing in Mooresville, NC, tonight at Wal-Mart, located at 346 East Plaza Drive, between 7-9:00 PM. This will be rare meet-and-greet, as autographs will be free of charge.

Dan Masters Live has posted yet another clip from last weekend’s Highspots show. This one features a short but funny clip, with Masters following Hogan as he prepares a quick bite, all the while posing with a child for a photo. Click here for the footage.

The National Wrestling Alliance has announced more tapings for their new program, set to take place on December 20-21 in Hollywood, CA. Call (818) 232-0770 for more information.

There was a meeting involving the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission on Tuesday, but nothing regarding wrestling or pending regulations discussed.

Fusion Tradition Wrestling results from "Coldest Day in Hell" on December 6 in Sparta, TN, at the Stronghold: Justin Rich beat Logan Shane. Jason Nesmith beat Aaron X-TA-C. Rocky Mac and STRANGE went to a No Contest. Tradition Title Gauntlet Match: Champion Patrick Colvett beat El Gringo and Jed Anderson and Mary Kelly; BCI & Xander Blaze vs. Ronin & STRANGE ended as a double countout. Mike Promo beat Toby Farley. FTW Tag Title Match: Cult of Personality beat the Thunderbolts by DQ. FTW Fusion Title: Lord Frost and Mike Jablonski were both knocked out after an attack while the power was out.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to action in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex on December 11 with a Bunkhouse Brawl (battle royal with weapons legal) featuring all the top stars of GCW, and the semifinals of the GCW Interstate Title Tournament: Shaun Banks vs. Rob Adonis and Orion Bishop vs. Kareem Abdul Jamar. Bell time is 7:30. For reserved seats call 334-664-1780. For this show, GCW has partnered with Santa’s Village for the purpose of collecting toys for needy children. Anyone who brings a toy valued at $10 or more will be admitted free of charge.

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 10, 1934 (MONDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson – Promoter) > Pat O’Brien versus Smitty Anderson > Bob Anderson versus Red Dugan > John Mauldin versus Mike Schephel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 10, 1935 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Davis and Cy Williams wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Dorv Roche defeated Rudy Strongberg (2-1) > Leo Savage defeated Bill Middlekauff at 18:00 (2-0)

DECEMBER 10, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Mike Cassidy defeated Young Gotch > Jack Bloomfield versus Son Almand > John Mauldin versus Raoul Lopez / Notes: Aside from the match between Mike Cassidy and Young Gotch, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

DECEMBER 10, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ronnie Etchison versus Bobby Roberts > Rudy Strongberg versus Dorv Roche / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is possible the card was cancelled, as the attack on Pearl Harbor had occurred just three days prior, and after the announcement of the scheduled event.

DECEMBER 10, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Elvira Snodgrass defeated Mae Weston > Women’s Match: Mae Young defeated Gladys Gillem > John Mauldin defeated Joe Estes > Bob Crutchfield and Tiny Oxford wrestled to a draw / Notes: Mae Weston substituted for Rose Evans in the match with Elvira Snodgrass. Snodgrass was managed by her husband Elmer.

DECEMBER 10, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Harben defeated Joe Marsh by disqualification > Dick Lever and Red Roberts wrestled to a draw > Nick Carter & Pete Managoff defeated Jim Coffield & Tom Mahoney > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Herb Welch* defeated Johnny Long / Notes: Dick Lever replaced Nick Carter in the match with Red Roberts, as Carter substituted for Al Massey to team with Pete Managoff in the match with Jim Coffield & Tom Mahoney. Herb Welch had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he defeated the Green Shadow on July 6, 1948, in Nashville, TN.

DECEMBER 10, 1953 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Donn Lewin versus Jack Dillon > Karl Kowalski versus Red McIntyre > Women’s Match: Nell Stewart versus Ida Mae Martinez > Don McIntyre versus the Great Goliath / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 10, 1954 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Harmon and Tokyo Joe wrestled to a draw > Tommy O’Toole versus El Toro ruled a no contest > Women’s Match: Kathy Branch defeated Ethel Brown > Chief Big Heart defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification

DECEMBER 10, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran & Rito Carreon versus Dick & Buddy Bison > Mike Paidousis versus the Russian Crusher > Indian Thong Match: Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 10, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Morrow and the Inferno wrestled to a draw > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Chris Averoff & Killer Kosti > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Luke Graham defeated Marco Polo* to win title / Notes: Marco Polo had been the reigning Southeastern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Joe McCarthy on September 25, 1963, in Columbus. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

DECEMBER 10, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Carson and Ken Hollis wrestled to a draw > Dutch Savage defeated Bob Boyer > Matt Jewell defeated Leon Clark > Dale Lewis defeated Dick the Bruiser by disqualification > Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

DECEMBER 10, 1966 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Kono and Argentina Amesa wrestled to a draw > Tom Jones defeated Matt Jewell by disqualification > Louie Tillet & Leo Garibaldi defeated Chris Hardy & the Red Raider > Bill Dromo and Enrique Torres wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

DECEMBER 10, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Midget Tag Team Match: Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Lang defeated Little Bruiser & the Mighty Atom > Johnny Valentine defeated the Outlaw > Bill Dromo defeated Dale Lewis

DECEMBER 10, 1970 (THURSDAY) – MILLEDGEVILLE, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skandor Akbar defeated Sabu Singh > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong versus the Assassins / Notes: Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong and the Assassins were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

DECEMBER 10, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oki Shikina defeated the Champ > Billy Spears & Karl Von Stroheim defeated Jerry Oates & Kubla Khan > Roberto Soto and Flash Monroe wrestled to a draw > Klondike Bill defeated Joe Turco > El Mongol defeated Mr. X > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated Jimmy Dancing Bear / Notes: Mr. X was billed as a mystery opponent for the match with El Mongol. The Assassins had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong in a tournament final on November 26, 1971, in Atlanta. Buddy Colt had been billed as the Georgia Heavyweight Champion since June 18, 1971.

DECEMBER 10, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated Little Louie > The Mighty Yankees defeated Pat Barrett & Jimmy Golden > Ricky Gibson defeated Ron Garvin > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt* defeated Rocky Johnson / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees.

DECEMBER 10, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Bill Howard > Black Atlas defeated Scott Irwin > Mike Graham defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Bill Dromo > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Ricky Steamboat & Dusty Rhodes > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Terry Funk* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Bill Howard substituted for Two-Ton Harris in the match with Raymond Rougeau. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

DECEMBER 10, 1977 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Hansen defeated Bill Alexander > Tape: Raymond Rougeau versus Jim Grabmire > Tape: Ole Anderson versus Charlie Cook > Jacques Goulet defeated Richard Blood > Charlie Cook & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Butch Malone & the Invader / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

DECEMBER 10, 1977 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood and Jerry Stubbs wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong defeated Jacques Goulet > Raymond Rougeau & Jerry Stubbs defeated Jim Dalton & Randy Savage > Tony Atlas defeated Ole Anderson by disqualification > Dick Slater defeated Stan Hansen by disqualification

DECEMBER 10, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Fields defeated Bobby Jaggers > Ray Candy versus Killer Khan ruled a no contest > Tommy Rich versus Austin Idol > Tony Atlas defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Ole Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff / Notes: Tommy Rich and Austin Idol were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan.

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.