Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:
It appears the final nail was driven into the coffin of Georgia Wrestling Promotions with a disastrous show Sunday night in Woodstock. For starters, advertising was not distributed for posting until the Thursday night before the show. At that point, owner Roger Cantrell had already ignored advice to cancel the show. In fact, talent had been contacted telling them exactly that only to have Cantrell later call to say the show was still on. Come Sunday night, the manager of the Hot Wheels Skate Center was not going to allow the show to take place because GWP still owed her $500 for the bounced check she received for the January show, plus $100 she loaned Cantrell to pay talent, in addition to $500 for Sunday night's show. Cantrell was not at the building because he was at home recovering from another lengthy hospital stay. As per usual with a GWP show, the plan was to a pay the talent with the gate receipts. Wrestler Steve Lawler talked with the manager and they came to agreement wherein the show would go on and Hot Wheels would get the gate receipts, presumably the first $1100, to recoup the money owed. Paid attendance at bell time was no more than 20. It was obvious none of the wrestlers were going to get a dime. Bill Eadie, Tommy Rich, Cru Jones, Terry and Steve Lawler all ended up leaving. Kodiak stayed, but did not wrestle. Murder One rebooked the show on the fly with the remaining talent, and was said to have done an excellent job under miserable circumstances. Cantrell is reportedly back in the hospital and could not be reached for comment. GWP still has a show scheduled for May 16 at the Woodstock Rec Center. Nobody I talked with gave that show any chance of taking place. (Larry Goodman)
Southern States Championship Wrestling returns to Enigma Gym in Enigma, GA, on May 3. Advertised: for the SSCW title, "Mr. Saturday Night" Jarrod Michaels defends against "The 7ft Monster" Impact Player. For the SSCW Southern Heritage title, "Rock N Roll" Chris Turner defends against the "Modern Day Enforcer" Scotty Biggs. Also on the bill is "New Age Superstar" Brooks Rogers versus Mad Dog Miller. JT Taylor, Bryan Fury, Jelena, Samantha Steele, and The Soviet are also being advertised. (Brian Slack)
The National Wrestling Alliance event being advertised for June 7 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, will apparently be a cooperative effort between the NWA and NWA Anarchy, as well as other member promotions around the south. Aside from the prior announcement that Sid Vicious would be appearing, Rob Conway’s name has also surfaced. It is believed Anarchy will have at least one match featuring its talent on the card, most likely being Phil Shatter, Iceberg, and Mikal Judas, as well as managers Jeff G. Bailey and the Reverend. Judas recently signed with Total Nonstop Action, and Shatter has been regularly involved with World Wrestling Entertainment shows on recent shows around the southeast. Anarchy will have a card that night in Cornelia, GA, also. More details as we get them. (Rich Tate)
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.
In Your Head will feature Ivan Koloff on its show tonight at 8:00 PM ET.
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Daivari, who turns 24 today.
Today in Memoriam: Baron Gattoni (62, 1982)
APRIL 30, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Bull Montana defeated Bill Collins at 40:00 > Eddie Elzea defeated Tarzan Jordan > Ted Sarris defeated Fred Lassiter (2–0) / Notes: It was reported that 2,100 were in attendance for this card.
APRIL 30, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LOEW’S GRAND THEATRE (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Lee and Juan Humberto wrestled to a draw > Women’s World Title Match: Clara Mortensen* defeated Lucy Murphy > Lou Thesz defeated Otto Kuss / Notes: Clara Mortensen had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Mildred Burke in Chattanooga, TN, on February 11, 1937.
APRIL 30, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Buck Lawson > Jack McAdams versus Young Londos > Eddie Elzea versus King Kong Kashey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 30, 1940 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre versus Hans Schnabel > Pete Managoff versus Tom Hanley > Dorv Roche versus Cowboy Luttrall / Notes: This card was cancelled because of rain.
APRIL 30, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Black Panther defeated Roland Kirchmeyer > Ralph Garibaldi defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification > George Pavich and Rudy Strongberg wrestled to a draw / Notes: John Mauldin was credited as being a referee on this card.
APRIL 30, 1954 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gorgeous Gilpin defeated White Savage > Lu Kimm defeated Jack Dillon > Art Nelson defeated Red McIntyre > Argentina Rocca defeated Reggie Lisowski / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.
APRIL 30, 1956 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: June Byers versus Catherine Simpson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Danny McShain was also advertised as scheduled to appear.
APRIL 30, 1960 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Big Humphrey versus the Brute > Pepper Rodriguez versus Krusher Larson > Paul Anderson & Big Humphrey versus Freddie & Mickey Blassie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 30, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Cooper versus Bulldog Lawley > Jim Wright versus Don Whittler > Andre Drapp versus Ivan Zukoff > Eddie Graham & Ray Villmer versus Lenny Montana & the Canadian Angel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 30, 1963 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – MASONIC TEMPLE (Promoter – Unknown) > Abe Jacobs defeated Jack Dalton > Rocky Columbo defeated Jim Dalton by disqualification > Pat Patterson defeated Andre Drapp > Soldat Gorky defeated Pago Pago > Shag Thomas defeated Ivan Kameroff by disqualification
APRIL 30, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Bell defeated Buck Jones at 16:00 > Dick Steinborn defeated Bulldog Lawley at 10:00 > Tito Kopa and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler defeated Chris Averoff & Chief Little Eagle
APRIL 30, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James defeated Jerry Miller > Alex Perez defeated Tom Bradley > Women’s Match: Barbara Galento defeated Penny Brooks > The Mysterious Medics defeated Frankie Cain & Greg Peterson > Ray Gunkel defeated Tarzan Tyler > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento* defeated Chief Little Eagle / Notes: Mario Galento had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta.
APRIL 30, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alberto Torres and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Hans Schmidt defeated Johnny Walker > Avenger #3, Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Oki Shikina & the Rising Suns by disqualification / Notes: Gentleman X (1) managed Hans Schmidt.
APRIL 30, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Dick Steinborn and El Mongol (Winners) > Fidel Castillo and Kubla Khan wrestled to a draw > Guillotine Gordon defeated Roberto Soto > Luke Graham defeated Jerry Oates > Assassin #1 defeated Jim Wilson > Bill Dromo and Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw > Klondike Bill defeated Michel Dubois > Buddy Colt defeated Bob Griffin > Dick Steinborn versus El Mongol ended in a double countout / Notes: The battle royal determined the matches for the card. It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $2,000. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan & Guillotine Gordon. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Jim Wilson participated in an autograph session for fans.
APRIL 30, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Cisco Grimaldo versus Sika > Afa versus the Cougar > Jim Wilson versus Oki Shikina > The Magnificent Zulu defeated the Missouri Mauler > Ray Candy, El Mongol & Assassin #2 defeated Wayne Cowan & the Royal Kangaroos > Ernie Ladd & Thunderbolt Patterson versus Crusher Verdu & the Mighty Yankee ruled a NC > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Ron Pritchard* defeated Ox Baker at 14:00 / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Charlie Cook was the special referee for the match between Ray Candy, El Mongol & Assassin #2 and Wayne Cowan & the Royal Kangaroos. Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu & the Mighty Yankee.
APRIL 30, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Big Mac > Gene Anderson defeated Derrell Cochran > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Black Crusaders defeated Ron & Terry Garvin* by disqualification > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Duncum defeated Bob Armstrong* to win title > Free-For-All Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bob Armstrong, Bobby Duncum, Ron Garvin, Terry Garvin, Choo-Choo Lynn, Earl Maynard, and Jerry Oates / Notes: It is unclear as to how the Free-For-All Match worked, as it appears it may have been similar to a battle royal rather than a tournament. No reason for the match has been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
APRIL 30, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Valentine defeated Ervin Smith > Bob Armstrong & the Great Goliath wrestled to a draw > Midget Tag Team Match: Little Louie & the Haiti Kid defeated Little John & Lord Littlebrook > Dick Slater defeated Black Gordman > Mark Lewin defeated Moondog Mayne > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Stan Stasiak & Ox Baker > Dusty Rhodes & Thunderbolt Patterson versus the Spoiler & the Sheik ruled a no contest / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler and the Sheik.
APRIL 30, 1977 (SATURDAY) – FAYETTEVILLE, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Bill Howard > Don Kernodle and Randy Savage wrestled to a draw > Georgia Television Title Match: Black Atlas* defeated Lars Anderson > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater by disqualification
APRIL 30, 1978 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert versus Jacques Goulet > Pez Whatley versus Helmut Schmidt > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Lars Anderson* versus Tommy Rich & Rocky Johnson > Stan Hansen & Ernie Ladd versus Dusty Rhodes & Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher & Helmut Schmidt.
APRIL 30, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings and Carl Fergie wrestled to a draw > Ron Bass defeated Genichiro Tenryu > Bob Armstrong & Norvel Austin defeated Ivan Koloff & Blackjack Lanza by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* and Mr. Wrestling #1 wrestled to a draw > Wahoo McDaniel defeated King Kong Mosca / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Ron Bass, Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.
APRIL 30, 1981 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Harley Race
APRIL 30, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Destruction, Inc., defeated Brian Blair & Tito Santana > Ron Garvin defeated the Iron Sheik > Tony Atlas defeated Killer Brooks by disqualification > Dick Murdoch defeated Buzz Sawyer by countout > Tommy Rich defeated Larry Zbyszko / Notes: Brian Blair substituted for Brett Wayne to team with Tito Santana in the match with Destruction, Inc. Paul Ellering managed the Iron Sheik and Destruction, Inc. Ernie Shavers was the special referee for the match between Tommy Rich and Larry Zbyszko.
APRIL 30, 1984 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers defeated Bob Roop > Tim Horner defeated Les Thornton > Ted DiBiase versus Brad Armstrong ruled a no contest > The Masked Superstar defeated the Spoiler > The Road Warriors defeated Sweet Brown Sugar & King Kong Bundy > Jake Roberts defeated Ron Garvin / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:
Courtesy of Adam Lebow:
Sorry for getting this out so late in the day. Last nights/this mornings edition of TSN Sportscenter's Top 10 list focued on the top 10 all time shirtless moments in sports, in response to a video of golfer John Dailey playing the back nine the other day without a shirt. The #5 moment saw a WWF plug, as Steve Austin was on the (old) set of TSN Off the Record and ripped off Michael Landsberg's t-shirt while cutting a promo. The video was about 8-10 years old.
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Courtesy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship:
For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2008
GORAN RELJIC vs. WILSON GOUVEIA
ANTONIO MENDES vs. THIAGO SILVA
ROUSIMAR PALHARES vs. IVAN SALAVERRY
KAZUHIRO NAKAMURA vs. SOKOUDJOU
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008, LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
Las Vegas, NV (USA) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced four more fights on the star studded card for the upcoming UFC 84: ILL WILL which features the long-awaited battle for the title of the undisputed king of the 155 pound division between UFC® Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn and former champion Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk. The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization presents UFC 84: ILL WILL live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 24, 2008.
Added to the fight card are exciting match-ups between Goran Reljic vs. Wilson Gouveia; Antonio Mendes vs. Thiago Silva; Rousimar Palhares vs. Ivan Salaverry; and Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Sokoudjou.
Tickets for UFC 84: ILL WILL are on sale now and are priced at $650, $450, $250, $150, $100 and $50. Tickets are available at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by telephone at 800-929-1111 or 702-891-7777 and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Macy’s West at the Fashion Show Mall and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ufc.com, www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
UFC 84: ILL WILL is available live on pay-per-view at 10pm EST/7pm PST on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, Bell ExpressVu, Shaw Communications and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.95 for standard definition or high-definition broadcasts (where available).
Goran Reljic (7-0-0) 6’3”/205 lbs., fighting out of Zadar, Croatia makes his UFC debut at UFC 84. Reljic trains out of The Roger Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in London, and in 2007, he swept both the 93kg and absolute categories at the European Gracie Jiu Jitsu Championships. The 24-year-old fighter has submitted 5 of his opponents and has had only one fight go to decision. The Croatian last fought in August of 2007 defeating Waldemar Golinski via unanimous decision. Now he will find himself on the big stage up against top ten light heavyweight contender Wilson Gouveia. Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla., (10-4-0) 6’1”/205 lb. Gouveia has been around the MMA block a few times in his career, fighting everyone from Jon Fitch to Keith Jardine. But through it all, Gouveia kept his eyes on the prize, knowing that his day would eventually come. After three straight submission wins in the UFC over Wes Combs, Seth Petruzelli, and Carmelo Marrero, and a stellar knock out at UFC 80 of Jason Lambert, the ever-improving Gouveia gets his big shot to move up in the light heavyweight division if he can finish Reljic.
Antonio “Samuray” Mendes (14-2-0) 6’3”/205 lbs., fighting out of Fortaleza, Brazil is on an 11-fight win streak with his last win against Kiril Sidelnikov. This match up against Silva will be the biggest fight of his career and would put him into the running in the stacked light heavyweight division if he can chalk up a win against one of the most aggressive strikers in the game today, Thiago Silva. Fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil Chute Boxe’s Silva (11-0-0) 6’1”/205 lbs., has been impressive in stopping James Irvin and Tomasz Drwal in his debut fights in the Octagon™. He quickly moved on to yet another fierce first round TKO of Houston Alexander. Silva looks to continue his streak of wins as he takes on his fellow Brazilian, Mendes.
Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares (7-1-0) 185 lbs., fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a highly touted middleweight who trains with the Brazilian Top Team. Palhares is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes victories over the likes of Flavio Luiz Moura, Daniel Acacio, and Fabio Negao. The 27-year-old is a noted Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and of his seven victories, four have come via submission. His first opponent in the UFC will be Ivan Salaverry, a longtime MMA veteran. Fighting out of Seattle, Wash., Salaverry (12-5-1) 6’1”/185 lbs., is one of the premier middleweights in the game today. The Toronto-native, given his ground knowledge, as well as a solid standup attack, has proven to be a rough night out for anyone at 185 pounds. He has defeated such fighters as Andrei Semenov, Tony Fryklund, and Joe Riggs. Beating Salaverry is no easy task, even in the best of circumstances, and this fight with “Toquinho” will be no exception.
Kazuhiro “Kaz” Nakamura (11-7-0) 5’10”/205 lbs., fighting out of Tokyo, Japan, is the owner of wins over Murilo Bustamante, Kevin Randleman, and Igor Vovchanchyn. This protégé of Judo legend and 1992 Olympic gold medalist, Hidehiko Yoshida, has also locked horns with Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Josh Barnett, and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, making him one of the most battle-tested veterans at the elite level of the game. Fellow former PRIDE® fighter Sokoudjou will also put up a mean battle that could go the distance. Sokoudjou (4-2-0) 6’0”/205 lbs., moved to the United States from his native Cameroon in 2001, and by 2004, he had turned his attention to mixed martial arts. He made his MMA debut in 2006, and by 2007 he was brought in to fight in the PRIDE organization. It was there that Sokoudjou truly made his mark as he knocked out world-class light heavyweights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona in consecutive bouts, with neither fight making it out of the second minute. A member of the renowned Team Quest in California, the 23-year old Sokoudjou comes to the Octagon for the second time looking to show the fans of the UFC why he was, and is still, a force to be reckoned with when he takes on “Kaz.”
For more information about UFC 84, UFC 85, UFC 86 or any upcoming UFC event, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com. All bouts are live and subject to change.
About The Ultimate Fighting Championship
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Courtesy of Pro Wrestling Fusion:
Budweiser and Monster Energy present:
"RELEASE THE KRAKEN"
Saturday May 3, 2008
St. Lucie County Fairgrounds
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Doors open at 6:30pm
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“THE MAIN EVENT”
THE SHEIK vs. FREEDOM RYDER
w/ The Guiding Light
“A FIGHT FOR TAG TEAM SUPREMACY”
THE SHANE TWINS vs. THE LOGGERS
“STRONG STYLE MATCH UP”
RODERICK STRONG vs. ERICK STEVENS
SPECIAL IN RING INTERVIEW w/ STEVE MADISON
“BATTLE OF THE BRUISERWEIGHTS”
“THE MARQUEE” BRUCE SANTEE vs. VORDELL WALKER
“LUCHACORE SPECTACULAR NUMERO UNO!”
JERRELLE CLARK vs. NOOIE LEE
“LUCHACORE SPECTACULAR NUMERO DOS!”
CHRIS JONES vs. THE MEXICUTIONER
“SPECIAL CHALLENGE MATCH”
FRANCISCO CIATSO vs. KING KONG FU
w/ The Double Deuce
Social Club of: Ron Niemi
Amy Vitale & “BIG” Pete Cannon
C.J. O’DOYLE vs. JON DAVIS
THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FOOD & ICE COLD BEER!!!!
Plus many more superstars in attendance including
The Heartbreak Express, The Hot & Sexy Fusion Bombs,
Lexxus from Real Radio 94.3/101.7 FM,
Shooting Star Radio & The Voice of ROH Lenny Leonard!!!
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Courtesy of Bobby Razak Films:
Bobby Razak Secures Two Film Shorts in Prestigious Festival
Los Angeles, CA (April 29, 2008) -- In another creative display of the rapid growth of the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) Bobby Razak lands another win with two film shorts acceptance into World renowned Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner. The festival runs May 14-24 2008 not far from the French Riviera.
"Invincible Warrior" starring UFC's Chuck Liddell and John Lewis is a 33-minute short that takes a look at the path of two of MMA's greatest warriors. The film goes back over ten years portraying their bare knuckles beginnings and their channeled mindset that makes a fighter unbeatable. Razak's second short of 20-minutes, "Love Pain Eternal," is a unique demonstration of his own path of love and violence that reveals a karmic turning point and reflects upon the early days of the sport. He introduces his sparring partner Heman Gipson who also appears in the first season of Razak's cable TV series "Underground Kings" scheduled to air on Time Warner's VOD channel in May 2008.
"I've always been a risk taker but releasing this film is by far the greatest challenge for me. I never meant for it to be public. I produced Love Pain Eternal for very personal reasons," states Razak. "I guess you can call it payback for doing to myself what I do in all my other films, not only exposing the core but reaching in and stirring it up a bit."
As MMA continues to 'go global' Razak documents MMA's transition from underground to mainstream popularity as well as the legal, ethical and make-or-break career decisions that will mold the industry.
As a young boy growing up in Tottenham, London, England, Bobby Razak found himself extremely inspired by the art of film. Movies such as "Spartacus," "Enter the Dragon," and "Casablanca" triggered Bobby's dream to become a filmmaker. Determined not to let his dream go, Razak moved from England to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his career in film. Once in L.A., Bobby began working for various production companies until he was able to raise the money to produce and direct the critically acclaimed documentary, "Rites of Passage." The film explores the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and enters the minds of the athletes featured providing a one of a kind, thoughtful, and introspective view of the MMA world. "Rites of Passage," was screened at Sundance Film Festival and appeared on In-Demand PPV across the USA.
Pushing the boundaries, Bobby's next film, "Pit Fight," was shot on 35mm film and contains real bare-knuckle fighting. "Pit Fight" was premiered in the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, was screened at the Berlin Film Festival, and won numerous visual awards from around the world. He then produced "Invincible Warrior" and "Underground NHB." Switching gears, Bobby's next film, "Love, Pain, Eternal," explores the concepts of love, friendship, and self using his own life experiences. The powerfully emotional film will premiere at Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner May 2008. In April 2008, Bobby will be directing a brand new MMA reality show called "Underground Kings of MMA." Still passionate about his work, Bobby continues to seek out new ideas to capture on film. Often fueled by the experiences in his own life, you never know where Bobby's next film will lead its viewers.
Sponsorship inquiries for Cannes and Underground Kings of MMA should be directed to email@example.com or go to http://faldemolaei.com/bobbyrazak.html.
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Courtesy of World Extreme Cagefighting:
MIGUEL ANGEL TORRES vs. YOSHIRO MAEDA
ROB MCCULLOUGH vs. KENNETH ALEXANDER
MARK MUNOZ vs. CHUCK GRIGSBY
DONALD CERRONE vs. RICHARD CRUNKILTON
JEFF CURRAN vs. MIKE BROWN
TIM MCKENZIE vs. ERIC SCHAMBARI
ALEXANDRE NOGUEIRA vs. JOSE ALDO
DOMINICK CRUZ vs. CHARLIE VALENCIA
LIVE FROM ARCO ARENA, SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2008
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Las Vegas, Nev. (USA) – A full lineup of the mixed martial arts world’s most exciting and respected athletes will be in action at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California on Sunday, June 1, as World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC™) is pleased to announce a high-impact undercard for the upcoming WEC: FABER VS. PULVER event.
The card is headlined by the long-awaited superfight which will determine the undisputed king of the featherweight division, “The California Kid,” WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber, will take on MMA legend Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver. Plus, Miguel Angel Torres defends his bantamweight title against top ranked Yoshiro Maeda.
Announced today for the VERSUS television main card are exciting matchups between former WEC lightweight champion Rob McCullough and Kenneth Alexander, and former NCAA wrestling champion Mark Munoz and Chuck Grigsby.
Donald Cerrone takes on Richard Crunkilton, Jeff Curran battles Mike Brown, Chase Beebe returns against Will Ribeiro, and Alexandre Nogueira makes his WEC debut against Jose Aldo.
Tickets for WEC: Faber vs. Pulver, priced at $185, $125, $75 and $35 (not including applicable services or taxes), are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 916-649-TIXS, 530-528-TIXS or 209-551-TIXS or by visiting the ARCO Arena Box Office. Tickets also are available online through www.wec.tv or www.ticketmaster.com.
WEC: Faber vs. Pulver will be televised live nationally on VERSUS beginning at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT. All live WEC events will be presented in Hi-Definition (HD) and SAP where available. For more information and how to find VERSUS in your local viewing area, visit http://www.versus.com/findversus.
WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Angel Torres (33-1) captured the attention of the worldwide MMA community when he put on a groundfighting clinic against Chase Beebe, capturing the title with a guillotine choke just 3:59 into the championship bout. After years of fighting, Torres has finally earned his place as one of mixed martial arts’ best, pound for pound, but his title won’t be truly validated until he defends it against Japan’s Yoshiro Maeda.
Yoshiro Maeda (23-4-2) is at the top of his game and eager to take the next step in his career. Maeda made his WEC debut in February, knocking out Charlie Valencia with a body kick at 2:29 of the first round. Having shown both heart and skill in the cage, now all he needs is a belt around his waist, something he hopes to take from Torres on June 1.
Former WEC Lightweight Champion “Razor” Rob McCullough (15-4) will be looking to get back to the top of the division when he takes on Kenneth Alexander (5-2, 1 NC). Alexander holds a 2002 win over McCullough, giving “Razor” Rob even more incentive to take his talented opponent out in emphatic fashion.
Making his long awaited WEC debut at 185 lbs, Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz (3-0) is a former NCAA Division I wrestling champion who is considered one of the top wrestlers to ever enter the sport of MMA. With an unbeaten record thus far, Munoz has transitioned well to the fighting world and he will be looking to continue on his path of excellence when he steps into the world famous WEC cage to take on veteran Chuck Grigsby (13-3), who is currently riding an eight fight winning streak.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (7-0, 1 NC) will try to keep his unbeaten record intact at the expense of veteran Richard Crunkilton (18-2). Crunkilton, a former world title challenger, looked impressive in his last WEC outing, winning a unanimous decision over tough Sergio Gomez in March, and the winner of this bout becomes a serious player in the 155-pound title picture.
Former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe (13-2) is eager to get back into the cage to prove he is ready for another shot at the 135-pound crown. Having tasted defeat for the first time in the WEC when he lost his title to Miguel Torres in February, Beebe is ready to prove that he is still the best in the division, but he must first get past grappling sensation Will Ribeiro (8-1).
Submission expert Jeff “Big Frog” Curran (31-9-1) will be stepping into the cage with WEC newcomer Mike Brown (16-4) in a featherweight bout. Curran lost his last fight to Urijah Faber in December and will be looking to get a victory on his way back to the top. Brown is known for an aggressive style which could present problems for Curran.
Consistently among the best featherweights in the world, Brazil’s Alexandre “Pequeno” Nogueira (13-4-2) will grace the WEC’s cage for the first time on June 1st when he takes on countryman Jose Aldo (9-1). For Nogueira, it’s the first step to a shot at the 145-pound crown currently held by Faber.
Also on tap will be preliminary bouts between Tim McKenzie and Eric Schambari, Luis Sapo and Alex Serdyukov, and Dominick Cruz and Charlie Valencia.
All bouts subject to change. For more information about WEC: Faber vs. Pulver and current WEC fight news, visit wec.tv.
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Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:
Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info. (Rich Tate)
Florida Championship Wrestling returns to the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight. Advertised: Jake Hager defends the Florida Heavyweight Title against Colt Cabana; the Puerto Rican Nightmares defend the Florida Tag Team Title against Sinn Bowdee & Kafu; Nicole Bella versus Roucka; Shaun Spears versus T.J. Wilson; Heath Miller versus Atlas DaBone; Kevin Kiley versus Afa; Brad Allen versus Johnny Curtis; Stevie Richards versus Sheamus O’Shaunessy; Greg Jackson & Lupe Martinez versus Jay Bradley & Mondo; and Charles Evans versus Mike Kruell. (Rich Tate)
The latest Southern Classic Wrestling results from April 26th. Ronnie Rage defeats Adam Stanton to become the new SCW Georgia Heritage Champion. Demolition Ax defeats Big Bank Barfield. Leatherface retains the Heavyweight title by defeating "Sure Thing" Scotty Anderson. The Cult of Chaos defeats The Asphalt Dragons. Ronnie Rage defeats Michael Stone. Adam Stanton defeats Mike Margera. TJ "The Brick" Hayes defeats Morticai. (Brian Slack)
On April 26, Full Impact Pro presented Dangerous Intentions in Crystal River, FL. Jigsaw defeated Chasyn Rance. Heartbreak Enterprises' Rex Sterling w/Phil and Sean Davis defeated Chris Jones. Heartbreak Enterprises' Damien Wayne w/Phil and Sean Davis defeated Seth Delay. YRR member Sal Rinauro defeated Delirious. The Black Market and the Dark City Fight Club match never officially started as the two teams brawled all over the place. Tyler Black defeated Davey Richards. YRR members Kenny King and Jason Blade defeated Jay Briscoe and Austin Aries, filling in for the injured Mark Briscoe, to retain the FIP tag team title. In a last man standing match for the FIP World title, Roderick Strong retained by defeating Erick Stevens. (Brian Slack)
Independent Wrestling Network results from the Fishcrow Arena in Columbus, GA, on April 25: Ron Stalker & Josh Stone over the Southside Trash, with a stipulation that SST must wear dresses at the next card; Prince Rhumma over Ash; Frankie Valentine over Jake Slater; A.J. Steele versus Colt Derringer ended in a double disqualification; Thomas Britain & Simon Sermon over Jason Cross & Rob Adonis; and Bulldog Raines over Vordell Walker by disqualification. Reported attendance was 360. (Rich Tate)
The previously advertised New Frontier Wrestling Association event for May 3 in Franklin, NC, has been postponed due to damage to the National Guard Armory, and will now take place on May 10. NFWA officials has offered a special Mother’s Day treat for the new date, admitting all mothers who attend the show at half price, with the purchase of a regular priced ticket for their children, who must accompany them. (Rich Tate)
Planet Championship Wrestling has postponed their event that had been scheduled for May 4. No return date has been announced. (Rich Tate)
The Georgia Pro Wrestling Association returns to City Limits in Tifton, GA, on May 15. Bell time is 8:00 PM and admission is $10. Advertised: Larry Zbyszko & Chasyn Rance versus K.I. Elite (Mike Stratus & Jake Slater); Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar; Vordell Walker versus Dagon Biggs; Jack Manley versus Big Bank Barfield; and Preston Paradise versus Chick Donovan. Mike Pain, the Marvelous Ones, Johnny Romano, Prince Murphy, Psych, and Tetchie Makuji are also advertised to appear. (Rich Tate)
Full Impact Pro returns to Crystal River, FL, on May 30. Advertised: Scotty Too Hotty, FIP World Heavyweight Champion Roderick Strong, FIP Tag Team Champions Kenny King & Jason Blade of The YRR, FIP Florida Heritage Champion Sal Rinauro of The YRR, Austin Aries, Delirious, Davey Richards, Erick Stevens, The Age of the Falls' Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs w/ Rain, Seth Delay, Chasyn Rance of The YRR, Black Market, Dark City Fight Club, Heartbreak Enterprises of Damien Wayne & Rex Sterling w/ Sean Davis, Phil Davis & Baby Doll, Portia Perez, Dingo, and Daizee Haze. On May 31, FIP has a show in Arcadia, FL. Advertised: Scotty Too Hotty, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Screamin' Norman Smiley, The Gemini, FIP Tag Team Champions Kenny King & Jason Blade of The YRR, FIP Florida Heritage Champion Sal Rinauro of The YRR, Austin Aries, Delirious, Davey Richards, Erick Stevens, The Age of the Falls' Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs w/ Rain, Seth Delay, Chasyn Rance of The YRR, Black Market, Dark City Fight Club, Heartbreak Enterprises of Damien Wayne & Rex Sterling w/ Sean Davis, Phil Davis & Baby Doll, Portia Perez, Dingo, and Daizee Haze. (Brian Slack)
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.
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Paul Roma.
Today in Memoriam: Tim Geohagen (75, 1998)
APRIL 29, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Sammy Miller defeated Jim Trepham (2-0) > Tony Marconi defeated Lou Bartell (2-1) > Louis LaChene defeated King Kong Kashey by disqualification
APRIL 29, 1935 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Jack Browning – Promoter) > Mayes McLain versus Al Maynard > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Pat Newman* versus Johnny Plummer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Pat Newman had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he defeated Dobie Osborne on April 22, 1935, in Augusta.
APRIL 29, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > George Romanoff versus Frank Remille > Joe Wolfe versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 29, 1946 (MONDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > George Romanoff defeated Joe Marsh > John Cretoria defeated the Monk by disqualification > Jack Wentworth defeated Tommy Todd
APRIL 29, 1949 (FRIDAY) – BLUE RIDGE, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Red Dugan defeated Tommy Ward > Roy Mitchell defeated Jack Blackstock / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 29, 1950 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Women’s Match: Mars Bennett defeated Millie Stafford > The Blimp defeated Bobby Lane > The Green Hornet defeated Red Dugan / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 29, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Novak and Hard Boiled Haggerty wrestled to a draw > Bob Cummings defeated Carlos Rodriguez > Don McIntyre & Andre Drapp defeated Jerry Graham & Dizzy Davis by disqualification
APRIL 29, 1958 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre versus Don Lee > Texas Death Tag Team Match: Angelo Martinelli & Rocky Columbo versus Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 29, 1958 (TUESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel & Ronnie Etchison versus Don Lee & the Mighty Yankee > Angelo Martinelli versus Karl Heinkler / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 29, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Art Nelson versus Farmer Powell > Losers Leaves Match: Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle defeated Tokyo Joe & Krusher Larson > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Paul Anderson / Notes: Art Nelson and Farmer Powell were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dickie Gunkel on April 15, 1960, in Atlanta.
APRIL 29, 1965 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red Roberts versus Pancho Villa > Women’s Match: Linda Carroll versus Princess Little Cloud > Billy Hines versus Pedro Zapata > Greg Peterson versus Alex Perez / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 29, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alberto Torres defeated Jack Vansky > Dick Steinborn and Chief Crazy Horse wrestled to a draw > The Mysterious Medics defeated the Scufflin’ Hillbillies > Ray Gunkel defeated Bad Boy Hines > Enrique Torres defeated Jack Pesek > Louie Tillet defeated Buddy Fuller > The Infernos defeated Bobby Shane & Mario Galento > Lights Out Match: J.C. Dykes defeated Mario Galento / Notes: During the match between Louie Tillet and Buddy Fuller, Tillet fell from the ring, and Fuller, rather than taking advantage by staying on top of him, allowed him a rest period when he had clearly been injured. The referee stopped the match until Tillet determined he could continue. Later in the match, the roles reversed, with Fuller falling from the ring, but Tillet did not offer the same courtesy in return, instead attacking Fuller, leading to the win. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. When Mario Galento challenged J.C. Dykes to their match, Dykes accepted only if Galento promised to leave if Dykes won. Following the match between Galento & Bobby Shane and the Infernos, the Infernos and Dykes attacked Galento, leaving him unconscious. Dykes claimed the match between he and Galento had begun, and the referee counted the pin when Dykes simply covered Galento. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee on this card.
APRIL 29, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Hall defeated Bozo Brown > Mr. Wrestling defeated Gene Anderson by disqualification > El Mongol defeated Terry Garvin > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson by disqualification / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.
APRIL 29, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Joe Turco > Bob Armstrong & Silento Rodriguez versus Los Toros ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol* defeated Dale Lewis by disqualification / Notes: There were two referees for the match between El Mongol and Dale Lewis. El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Assassin #1 on April 18, 1969, in Atlanta.
APRIL 29, 1970 (WEDNESDAY) – CARTERSVILLE, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Valdez defeated Oki Shikina > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Buddy Colt & Professor Kimura (2-0) > Doug Gilbert & the Challenger defeated the Assassins (2-0) / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt & Professor Kimura. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 29, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol defeated Mr. X > Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong > John Sullivan defeated Ox Baker by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Ox Baker and El Mongol got into a brawl on this episode. It was reported that Baker injured John Sullivan during their match.
APRIL 29, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings versus Art Nelson > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Earl Maynard & Tiger Conway, Jr. > Bobby Duncum versus Johnny Weaver > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ron & Terry Garvin* versus Jerry Oates & Bob Armstrong > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Jerry Brisco / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
APRIL 29, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Jack Evans > Don Kernodle defeated Charlie Fulton > Black Atlas defeated Lars Anderson by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson* to win title > Dick Slater & Harley Race defeated Paul Jones & Mr. Wrestling #2
APRIL 29, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Regal defeated the Invader > Doug Gilbert & Adrian Adonis defeated Ole & Lars Anderson by countout > Rocky Johnson defeated Bill Irwin > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated John Ruggers > Abdullah the Butcher defeated the Big O / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. It was announced that Rick Martel would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
APRIL 29, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Oliver and Genichiro Tenryu wrestled to a draw > Kurt Von Hess defeated Mike Stallings > Norvel Austin defeated Carl Fergie > Ivan Koloff & Blackjack Lanza defeated Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar* by disqualification > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Wahoo McDaniel* defeated King Kong Mosca / Notes: King Kong Mosca had won a $1,000 battle royal on April 29, 1979, but Fred Ward had held it up pending the rematch with Wahoo McDaniel, and he could only win it if he had defeated McDaniel for the Macon Heavyweight Title. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.
APRIL 29, 1981 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Harley Race
APRIL 29, 1984 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Bob Roop > Tim Horner and Ted DiBiase wrestled to a draw > Les Thornton defeated Tommy Rogers > Ron Garvin & King Kong Bundy defeated the Road Warriors by disqualification > National Heavyweight Title Match: Brad Armstrong defeated the Spoiler* to win title / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Ted DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.
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Courtesy of Sacred Heart University:
For Immediate Release
April 29, 2008
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On Monday, April 28, ten executives from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) met with graduate and undergraduate students at Sacred Heart University to discuss the varied professional opportunities enveloped in global corporations.
The executives offered an open interview session for any students interested in pursuing employment at the Stamford, Conn., based company, and led workshops to teach the different facets of running an international sports and entertainment company. The sessions included explanations of WWE’s corporate departments, including Marketing, Creative Services, Consumer Products, Television Production and Digital Media.
WWE is offered “Career Action Day” program as part of its ongoing relationship with the Sport and Entertainment Marketing Consortium at Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business. The consortium, founded in 2007, is a virtual collection of high-level executives in the fields of sports and entertainment who are working in synergy with the school to help enrich students’ education and career opportunities.
“The mission of the consortium is to bring executives to campus to talk to our students about what they actually do in these types of positions, so that we can bring the real world to the classroom, and the students can hear firsthand what the challenges and opportunities are in these fields,” says Dr. Peter Maresco, assistant professor of Marketing and Sports Management at SHU. “WWE is one of the ultimate marketing machines anywhere. To have a relationship where we can bring these people in is fantastic. It provides opportunities for our students, especially in marketing and sport management, that they ordinarily wouldn’t be able to take advantage of.”
SHU students were offered the same program in March 2007, when approximately 500 undergraduates attended a presentation by WWE Executive Vice President of Consumer Products Donna Goldsmith. According to Rick DelVecchio, the director of career placement in SHU’s Career Development office, the 2007 program resulted in eight to ten students starting their careers with jobs at WWE.
“It’s important to us to be able to establish ourselves as a preferred employer in the area,” says Jon Weiner, a WWE recruiter. “Along those lines, we have a good relationship with Sacred Heart, and we’ve been able to identify some good talent for opportunities at our organization.”
WWE executives who participated in this year’s program included Tom Boland, director of Interactive Marketing; Florence DiGiorgio, vice president of Global Licensing; Mark Frankel, recruiter; George Germanakos, senior manager of Asset Media; Donna Goldsmith, executive vice president of Consumer Products; Christian Lum, creative director; Alexandra McMahon, director of Human Resources; Liz Montgomery, production director; Courtney Pustay, production assistant (and Sacred Heart alumnus); and Weiner.
The following day — Tuesday, April 29 — Tony Romando, vice president and editorial director of WWE’s Magazine Group, will offered a lecture in SHU’s Schine Auditorium about the challenges of publishing the company’s magazines for its adult and child demographics.
On Tuesday, April 15, WWE Vice President for Sponsorship and Talent Brands Ethan Greene also lectured at SHU. Speaking to an audience of about 100 people, Greene discussed how the WWE brands their wrestlers outside of the ring to attract viewers from other markets.
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is an integrated media and entertainment company founded by Vince and Linda McMahon. WWE has been involved in the sports entertainment business for 25 years and has developed into one of the most popular forms of global entertainment today. The company is headquartered in Stamford, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney.
About Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. Approximately 5,800 students attend the University’s four colleges: Arts & Sciences; Education & Health Professions; University College; and the AACSB-accredited John F. (Jack) Welch College of Business. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its “Best 366 Colleges: 2008,” U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2008” ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the North, and Intel rates it #11 among the nation’s most “unwired” campuses. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams, and has an award-winning program of community service. www.sacredheart.edu
Contact: Funda Alp, 203-396-8241, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Courtesy of Planet Championship Wrestling:
Palmetto, Florida… This Sunday’s event as part of the No Turning Back Tour has been postponed. New date and venue to be released next week on http://planetchampionshipwrestling.com
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Monday, April 28, 2008
Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:
World Wrestling Entertainment presented its Backlash PPV live from Baltimore, MD, on April 27. The results are as follows: Matt Hardy over MVP to win the US Heavyweight Title; Kane over Chavo Guerrero to retain the ECW Heavyweight Title; the Big Show over the Great Khali; Shawn Michaels over Batista; Beth Phoenix, Natalya, Melina, Jillian, Layla & Victoria over Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Maria, Ashley & Cherry; the Undertaker over Edge to retain the World Heavyweight Title; Triple H won the WWE Heavyweight Title over Randy Orton, John Cena, and JBL. (Rich Tate)
Georgia Wrestling Promotions results from the Hot Wheels Skate Center in Woodstock, GA, on April 27: in an impromptu tournament due to no-shows and dropouts prior to the event, Jamar Acid over Lamar Phillips, Scott Prater, and Murder One to become the Stacks on Deck Invitational 2008 champion. Each man had to qualify through a quarterfinal match to reach the four-way final, including Phillips over Frankie Valentine and Prater over Pinky. M-1 actually went over Acid, but Acid was slotted for the finals to replace J Dawg, who had gone over Jacob Hayes, but was injured in the process. (Rich Tate)
Results from the April 26 United States Wrestling Organization/ATL event in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn: Attendance - 45. Shawn Hoodrich beat White Tiger & Bizzare-O (with Charming Charles & Blue Amigo) when Hoodrich pinned Bizzare-O, Boy (with Richard Lowe) beat Dyronic, L.T. Falk over Tank (with Charming Charles), Richard Lowe (with Boy) b Justin Spade, ATL Jr. Champion Steven Green beat Lee Cross (with The Diva Lisa Fayzon) by DQ when Cross hit Green with the belt, ATL Tag Team Champions New York Gangster & Tommy Capone beat Damien Payne & Chris Norte when Capone pinned Norte. (Larry Goodman, courtesy of Jimmie Daniel)
Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight and tomorrow night. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info. (Rich Tate)
NAWA Ring Champions has announced multiple dates to take place in coming weeks. Call (706) 314-9802 for more info. They return to Rome, GA, at the National Guard Armory at 7:30 PM on May 1. Doors open at 6:30. Advertised: HCP (Billy Love, Josh Arden & Josh Hate) versus the Exotic Ones (Jay Clinton, Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon); Bulldog Raines versus Murder One; and Chris Lightning versus Michael Cross. Also advertised to appear are Chris Ganzer, Torque, Josh Vaughn, and Air Paris. On May 3, NAWA will be in Cedartown, GA, at the Purks Building. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and matches start at 7:30. Advertised: Bambi versus Peggy Lee Leather for the women’s title; Terry Lawler & Air Paris versus HCP (Billy Love & Josh Hate); Rick Michaels versus Bobby Hayes; and Bulldog Raines versus Big Wood. Also advertised to appear are Chris Ganzer, Torque, Josh Vaughn, and Michael Cross. May 15 will see a return to the Armory in Rome, GA. Bell time is 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:30. More details to be announced. NAWA will be at the Bash on the Hill, a motorcycle rally, in Cedartown on May 25. This will be an outdoor event, and action starts at 5:00 PM. Advertised to appear are Ricky Morton, Air Paris, Bambi, Peggy Lee Leather, the Patriot, the Nightmare, Murder One, and Bulldog Raines. (Rich Tate)
Total Championship Wrestling will be in Douglasville, GA, on May 10 at the National Guard Armory, with a starting time of 8:00 PM. Doors will open at 7:00. All tickets are $5, but kids under 6 get in free. Advertised: Damon Taz defends the TCW Heavyweight Title against Pretty Boy Floyd in a first blood match; Kenny Dees & Murder One defend the TCW Tag Team Title against Bulldog Raines & the Nightmare; Lamar Phillips & Jay Clinton versus Billy Love & Mark Pain; and Josh Storm versus Kid Ego. Also advertised to appear are Frankie Valentine and Ken Timbs, Jr. Call (404) 213-4632, (770) 871-0988, or (706) 716-5701 for more info. (Rich Tate)
It is being advertised that the National Wrestling Alliance will present an event at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on June 7. The event gets underway at 7:30 PM, and only Sid Vicious is being advertised at this time. Tickets will go on sale on May 3 at 10:00 AM ET, ranging from $17 to $52. More details will be forthcoming. (Rich Tate)
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.
Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update. (Rich Tate)
Monday Night Mayhem will feature Scott Hudson and Jim Molineaux, as well as present Tod Gordon Appreciation Night on its show on tonight at 8:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
Jerkin' the Curtain, hosted by Trent Van Drisse, will feature Ben Jordan on its show tonight at 11:00 PM ET. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Siva Afi, who turns 59 today.
Today in Memoriam: Lou Thesz (86, 2002) and Chris Candido (33, 2005)
APRIL 28, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Amateur Match: Young Rupley defeated L.O. Henry > Stone Mountain Leavitt defeated Rex Smith > Tiny Roebuck defeated Dick Daviscourt (2-1) / Notes: Soldier Leavitt took the name of Stone Mountain Leavitt after an Atlanta Constitution writer said the 300-pounder was as large as Stone Mountain after seeing his match with Tom Marvin on April 21, 1931. This was his first match with the new nickname. He had wrestled for some time, but quit after getting married, and had since returned to the business.
APRIL 28, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – GEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee – Promoter) > Gene Fox versus Jimmy Ward > Curley Baker versus Eddie Wagner > Bill Crussell versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also two boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.
APRIL 28, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > Charlie Post and Charlie Watkins wrestled to a draw > Dave Terrell defeated Pat Austin > Smitty Anderson defeated Lloyd Brown by disqualification > Whitey Patterson defeated Red Powell
APRIL 28, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Pat Williams versus Dick Jones > Glenn Cowan versus Florida Aiken > John Mauldin versus Jack McAdams > Boxing Match: Sailor Sneed versus Soldier Davis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 28, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey defeated Don Lee > Women’s Match: Mae Young & the Purple Flash defeated Rose Evans & Elvira Snodgrass > Pedro Gomez defeated Tiny Oxford > Jack Kelly and Dick Lever wrestled to a draw / Notes: Elmer Snodgrass managed Elvira Snodgrass.
APRIL 28, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tony Mello versus Mr. X > Bill Collins versus Mile High Ross > Tommy Ward versus Jack Singer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 28, 1950 (FRIDAY) – BLUE RIDGE, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Women’s Match: Mars Bennett defeated Millie Stafford > Tommy Ward defeated Bobby Lane / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 28, 1952 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Angelo Martinelli versus Wally Dusek > Al Massey versus Danny Dusek > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McDonald* versus Doran O’Hara > Danny & Wally Dusek versus Al Massey & Angelo Martinelli / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack McDonald had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Lou Newman on April 5, 1952, in Atlanta.
APRIL 28, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jolly Charlie versus Chief Little Eagle ruled a no contest > Jim Burke & Skull Murphy defeated Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell > Jerry Graham defeated Bill Dromo > Loser Rides Jackass Match (No DQ): Ray Gunkel defeated Gypsy Joe / Notes: The match between Jolly Charlie and Chief Little Eagle ended after both men collided and were knocked unconscious, then counted down by the referee. As a result of the stipulation in the match between Ray Gunkel and Gypsy Joe, the latter had to ride a donkey around the auditorium and out into the streets following the match. It was announced that Don Leo Jonathan would be wrestling Killer Kowalski on the card on May 5, 1961, and that Paul Jones was negotiating with Argentina Rocca for some future dates.
APRIL 28, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Sailor Moran > Johnny Bruce defeated Buddy Fuller > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & Billy Hines / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.
APRIL 28, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alex Perez versus Buddy Fuller > Frankie Cain & Chief Little Eagle versus Pedro Zapata & Pancho Villa > Mario Galento versus Billy Hines / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 28, 1966 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken & Chris Lucas defeated the Infernos by disqualification > Louie Tillet defeated Mario Galento > Bobby Shane and Bad Boy Hines wrestled to a draw / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
APRIL 28, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Ike Eakins by disqualification > Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson defeated Bad Boy Hines & Corsica Jean > Mr. Wrestling defeated Terry Garvin > Nick Kozak & Dennis Hall defeated Bobby Graham & Oki Shikina > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Fuller defeated El Mongol* to win title > Title versus Title Match: Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Enrique & Ramon Torres / Notes: In the match between Lars & Gene Anderson and Enrique & Ramon Torres, the former retained the World Tag Team Title and won the Southern Tag Team Title. The Torres’ had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Lars & Gene Anderson on April 11, 1967, in Savannah. It is unclear as to how the Andersons came to be recognized as World Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Enrique & Ramon Torres defending the title against them on February 24, 1967, in Atlanta. El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Kozak on April 7, 1967, in Atlanta. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Mario Galento was scheduled, but there was no mention in the reports following the card.
APRIL 28, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Valdez and El Medico wrestled to a draw > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Joe Scarpa defeated Professor Kimura > Buddy Colt defeated Bill Dromo / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.
APRIL 28, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Sullivan defeated the Avenger > Bill Dromo versus Assassin #1 > Ox Baker, Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Jerry Oates, Bob Armstrong & El Mongol > Roberto Soto defeated Buddy Colt > No TL / No DQ Match: Assassin #2 defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: The match between Bill Dromo and Assassin #1 was cancelled for unstated reasons. Assassin #2 had vowed to remove his mask if he could not defeat Dick Steinborn. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Dick Steinborn participated in an autograph session for fans.
APRIL 28, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Ted Oates and Tracy Rivers wrestled to a draw > Bob Ellis, Ron Pritchard & El Mongol versus Rock Hunter, Guillotine Gordon & Assassin #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.
APRIL 28, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sputnik Monroe defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Norvel Austin & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Super Infernos by disqualification > Jack Brisco defeated Danny Miller > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Bobby Shane by disqualification > Bill Watts defeated Dr. Blood / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.
APRIL 28, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Raven versus Larry Zbyszko > Bill Dromo versus Cowboy Parker > Ken Dillinger versus Dennis Hall > Chris Taylor versus Don Greene > Bob Armstrong versus Jerry Lawler > No DQ Match: Toru Tanaka versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka.
APRIL 28, 1977 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated Charlie Fulton > Don Kernodle & Roberto Soto defeated the Assassin & the French Angel > Dick Slater defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus Lars Anderson ruled a no contest
APRIL 28, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > Wolfgang Schmidt defeated Raymond Rougeau > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson to win title > Stan Hansen versus Rocky Johnson ruled a no contest > Dusty Rhodes & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Billy Graham & Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Wolfgang Schmidt.
APRIL 28, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich & Norvel Austin defeated Rick Oliver & Jim Fordham > Georgia Television Title Match: Bob Armstrong* defeated Carl Fergie > Blackjack Lanza defeated Wayne Rogers > King Kong Mosca defeated Ron Moates > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Raymond Rougeau & Jerry Roberts > Chick Donovan defeated John Wolfe > Tony Atlas defeated Rick Oliver > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Wayne Rogers > Ivan Koloff & Blackjack Lanza defeated Frank Dusek & Mike Stallings > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Luke Graham by disqualification > John Wolfe and Genichiro Tenyru wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. During the match between Wahoo McDaniel and Luke Graham, Ric Flair charged the ring and attacked McDaniel. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.
APRIL 28, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Sharpe defeated Charlie Fulton > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas defeated Bob Sweetan & the French Angel > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Jay Strongbow & Lars Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Austin Idol* by disqualification by disqualification > Champion of Champions Cup Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated Baron Von Raschke / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
APRIL 28, 1981 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Harley Race
APRIL 28, 1985 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon – Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rene Goulet > Brutus Beefcake defeated George Wells > David Sammartino defeated Matt Borne > Ricky Steamboat defeated Les Thornton > WWF Women's World Title Match: Wendi Richter* defeated Leilani Kai > WWF World Tag Team Title Match: Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik* by countout > WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan* defeated Paul Orndorff
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Courtesy of Full Impact Pro:
Dangerous Intentions 2008
Crystal River, FL
FIP World Heavyweight Title Match - Last Man Standing
Roderick Strong def. Erick Stevens to retain the FIP World Heavyweight Championship in a brutal match that went all over the Crystal River National Guard Armory.
FIP Tag Team Title Match
Kenny King & Jason Blade of The YRR def. Jay Briscoe & Austin Aries. After the match Tyler Black came out and told the crowd that next month he will be joined by fellow Age of the Fall member Jimmy Jacobs to challenge The YRR.
Tyler Black def. Davey Richards in an excellent match.
Black Market vs. The Dark City Fight Club was a no contest as the officials could never gain control of the brawl. It ended when the DCFC poured gasoline onto Joey Machete and threatened to light him on fire until the locker room cleared out.
FIP Florida Heritage Title Match
Sal Rinauro def. Delirious after interference from The YRR
Damien Wayne w/ Heartbreak Enterprises & Babydoll def. Seth Delay
Rex Sterling w/ Heartbreak Enterprises & Babydoll def. Chris Jones. After the match Seth Delay came out and challenged Heartbreak Enterprises which led to...
Jigsaw def. Chasyn Rance
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Courtesy of HDNet Fights:
Six-fight deal makes HDNet THE television destination for Mixed Martial Arts
Director of Media and PR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DALLAS (April 28, 2008) - HDNet Fights announced that it is partnering with FEG USA, Inc. to present the 2008 DREAM Lightweight and Middleweight Grand Prix. This long-anticipated announcement makes HDNet the exclusive destination in North America for passionate MMA fans who can't wait to see these events on television.
"We're thrilled to announce this blockbuster deal with FEG," said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. "MMA fans have been emailing and posting on message boards non-stop, wanting to see the DREAM Grand Prix. Once again, HDNet is THE place to go to catch all of the action. This latest deal continues our commitment to making HDNet the 'Home of MMA' with more MMA events than any other television network."
"We are excited about working with HDNet, which gives us this opportunity to broadcast our DREAM show in North America," said Sadaharu Tanikawa, President of FEG USA, Inc. "We expect a long and a prosperous relationship with HDNet bringing our quality shows to their viewers."
"HDNet Fights Presents: DREAM 1" will debut this Friday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET with a presentation of the DREAM 1 event which originally took place on March 15.
The upcoming DREAM 2 event is set to take place on April 29 and "HDNet Fights Presents: DREAM 2" will air that event this Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
"HDNet Fights Presents: DREAM 3" will air LIVE on HDNet on Sunday, May 11 at 3:00 a.m. ET with two encore presentations - one scheduled for Sunday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, May 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Additional air dates and times for the upcoming DREAM events, will be announced at a later date.
DREAM 1, the debut of this new mixed martial arts promotion from Japan, featured fights including the long-awaited return of Heavyweight Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic to Japan, Hayato Sakurai fighting as a Welterweight, as well as the opening round of the Lightweight Grand Prix tournament. The first round is highlighted by a match-up of Top 10 fighters Gesias "JZ" Calvancanti vs. Shinya Aoki, plus fights from other top Lightweights Tatsuya Kawajiri, Mitsuhiro Ishida and Joachim Hansen.
Scheduled for DREAM 2, is the first round of the Middleweight Tournament, highlighted by a match-up of Top 10 fighter Denis Kang vs. rising star Gegard Mousasi, plus fights from other top Middleweights including Ronaldo Souza and MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba.
Also scheduled for DREAM 2, Gesias "JZ" Calvancante will square off once again with Shinya Aoki to settle the score after their controversial bout in DREAM 1. The winner claims a spot in the second round of the Lightweight Grand Prix.
About HDNet Fights
HDNet Fights (www.hdnetfights.com) is one of the leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA organizations in the country. Founded by Mark Cuban, HDNet Fights promotes, produces and airs over twenty-four live MMA events annually for broadcast on HDNet. HDNet Fights is unique as a unifying force in the MMA industry partnering with leading promoters, including DREAM, M1, Sportfight, IFL, Ring of Combat and others to offer the quality match-ups and productions that MMA fans demand.
Founded in 2007, HDNet Fights is led by CEO Andrew Simon while company operations are handled by Dallas MMA legend and former UFC champion, Guy Mezger.
HDNet (www.hd.net) is the home for HDNet Fights and is the leader in offering live MMA broadcasts and the leading news and information show for MMA fans, "Inside MMA."
In addition, HDNet provides viewers with the best in original news, sports, music and entertainment programming. From "Dan Rather Reports," to championship sports coverage from the NHL, NASCAR and Major League Soccer to "Guys Night In" every Friday and the HDNet Concert Series every Sunday, HDNet offers great programming with the world's best picture quality.
Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager and COO Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit www.hd.net.
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Courtesy of the United Wrestling Federation:
April 28, 2008
The United Wrestling Federation is offering fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes this Thursday, May 1st in Richmond, VA and Friday, May 2nd in Harrisonburg, VA to manage your favorite wrestling star or bid to become the guest ring announcer.
The auction is up and running at www.sadlerfoundation.org. The auction ends today, Monday, April 28th at 5:00 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation, which supports Autism awareness and Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang. Confirmed wrestlers for the show include WWE Hall of Famer, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Terri Runnels, Scotty 2 Hotty, Samoa Joe, Shark Boy, Matt Hyson, Joey Matthews and many more.
For more information, visit www.uwfusa.com.
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Courtesy of Power Trip Wrestling:
Power Trip Wrestling present "Against The World, on Saturday 31st May 2008, and we're back in Stevenage! All the details are below, for the show; but before that we've got the big news to tell you....
LATEST PTW NEWS FOR MAY 31ST'S SHOW:
* The main event for the evening, will be a Cruiserweight 6 man tag team match, but with a special stipulation attached; which is if PTW Cruiserweight Champion G 'The Ghetto Superstar' were to get pinned, the PTW Cruiserweight Title WILL change hands. The two teams are as follows, G 'The Ghetto Superstar' (c), Matt Myers, & Geraden, and they will be facing off against Dan Ryder, Kid Glory, & Danny Devine. This one is set to take the roof off of Marriot's School, will Stevenage ever be quite the same after what is sure to be a high flying, crazy, action filled match?
* For the first time in PTW's history, just over 14 months, we will be having a show without the PTW Heavyweight Champion, Shabazz. Prior engagements are the reason, and PTW's boss, Peter Staniforth; is taking the opportunity given here to have a match to decide who the new number one contender is for the PTW Heavyweight Title. The winner will face off against Shabazz in the very near future, and the match will be a four way match in which anything can happen. The first name into the hat, is the evil and mysterious veteran 'The Dark Angel' Mayhem; who will be accompanied by the morally challenged "100 %" Dan Edge. What we do know, is there are three more names to come, two of them will be chosen normally; and the final name will be Peter Staniforth's personal choice. More details to come on this breaking story....
* The new UWL Champion, 'The Wild Card' Kyle Kraze, has been challenged by a wrestler who stands for morals, class, and abiding by the rules. That man is Wheeler, and he is determined to make the most of this opportunity in PTW, to show that you can do things the right way and be successful. Kraze, as you would imagine, is disgusted by this; and is telling everyone that will listen that he is "not just going to beat Wheeler," but is "going to HURT Wheeler."
WHAT AND WHEN:
Power Trip Wrestling present "Against The World," Saturday 31st May 2008.
Marriots School, Telford Avenue, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 0AN.
Doors Open: 6.00pm
Show Starts: 6.30pm
Adults £8, Children/Students/OAP's £5, Family of four £20
TO RESERVE TICKETS: Call 07856 164285
MATCHES SO FAR:
*PTW CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE - 6 MAN TAG TEAM MATCH - (If G 'The Ghetto Superstar' is pinned, the title changes hands)*
G 'The Ghetto Superstar' (c), Matt Myers, & Geraden VS Dan Ryder, Kid Glory, & Danny Devine
*NUMBER ONE CONTENDERSHIP FOR THE PTW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON THE LINE*
'The Dark Angel' Mayhem w/Dan Edge VS ????? VS ????? VS ?????
* UWL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP *
'The Wild Card' Kyle Kraze (c) VS Wheeler
* MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! *
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Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self Defense, And MMA Seminar With Legendary MMA/UFC Champion Sold Out In Puerto Rico
Courtesy of Jim Hughes & Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
Royce Gracie, Jim Hughes, and Luis Rodriguez conducted a Gracie Jiu Jitsu seminar on April 19 in San Juan. It sold out 3 weeks in advance.
West Hartford, CT, April 28, 2008 -- The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors were guests of renowned Judo Master Hiro Tomoiti of the University of Puerto Rico. Mr Tomoiti has a worldwide resume of places he has taught and champions he has coached. His Judo club members enjoyed a special private seminar. "They had a very good foundation and picked up our technical details very well. Royce showed them some complicated MMA details which he will only teach if the student is grasping the fundamentals properly, that is entirely to Hiro Tomoiti credit as an expert teacher himself. His students really know how to learn" say Jim Hughes, one of 12 Royce Gracie Black Belts worldwide.
Mr. Rodriguez is the head coach for Jim Hughes and Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Puerto Rico. A long time resident of Puerto Rico and Connecticut, Rodriguez is committed to bringing Helio Gracie's original jiu jitsu to the people who want to learn self defense the right way from the ground up.
Jay Bell and Dustin Rhodes are purple belts with Hughes and Gracie. They were present as coaching support for the many seminar participants in the Open Seminar. "We were at maximum capacity at 100 participants in the public seminar" said Lou Rodriguez. Jose Villares, a popular businessman in the construction industry in Puerto Rico said "these gentleman were really helpful, they made it easy to learn." He should know, his Brother is a Black Belt with Royce Gracie and Pedro Valente in Miami.
Bell and Rhodes, along with Doug Gallant, are Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coaches in Connecticut. Jim Campbell also traveled with Hughes, Rodriguez, and Gracie to assist. They are each accomplished fighters. Jay Bell is a "NAGA World's" Champion and Rhodes has won his division at NAGA tournaments. The coaches all agreed "We love Puerto Rico and can't wait to come back to help teach."
Karla Maldanado of La Concha, a famous San Juan hotel destination re-created by hotelier Hugh Andrews in the Canado area, was very helpful with behind the scenes details supporting the seminar. She was also once a Judo student of Professor Hiro Tomoiti. She observed "the group seemed to have a very special bond and it was nice to be a part of that."
Hughes, Rodriguez, Gracie, and team, plan to come back and hold regular seminars in Puerto Rico. For more information go to gracie-jiu-jitsu.com or RoyceGracieJiuJitsu.com or RoyceGracieBrazilianJiuJitsu.com
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Courtesy of Dory Funk Jr.:
Rocky Johnson (The Father of "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson) will be at ringside and in the Corner of Johnny Magnum in the U.S. Championship Match.
U.S Championship Match - Johnny Magnum (Champion) with Pistol Peyton Gunn vs Shane Chung with Blain Rage
Funking Conservatory World Championship Match - Elvis Sharp (Champion) vs Flyin' Ryan "Air" Mitchell with Sandii Skye
!BANG! TV Championship Match - Blain Rage vs Hack Meyers
Number One Contender's Match for the Double Crown Championship (European and International Championships) - Will Power vs David Sands
Double Crown Championship Match Chris "The Animal" James (Champion) vs the Winner of the Number One Contender's Match
Hardcore Championship Match - Damien (Champion) vs Johnny Romano
Also Appearing in His Debut Professional Wrestling Match - Pistol Payton Gunn
Ticket Prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Advance Tickets are available at Devon Self Storage in Ocala. Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://www.dory-funk.com.
For ticket information and training / tryout schedules call 352-895-4658
The Funking Conservatory is the Official Developmental Dojo for All Japan Pro Wrestling
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Courtesy of Dory Funk Jr.:
From All Japan Pro Wrestling, Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood vs Dory and Terry Funk, Referee Lou Thesz is now on !BANG! TV.
December 2nd, 1982 marks the only meeting ever between Steamboat, Youngblood and the Funk Brothers, Dory and Terry.
Special Referee for this match (All Japan Pro Wrestling Real World Tag Team League Championship Tournament) is former NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Lou Thesz.
The complete wrestling match is now on !BANG! TV at http://www.dory-funk.com. (Left Side Scroll Bar)
The Funking Conservatory and !BANG! TV are the official American Training Center and authorized dealer for All Japan Pro Wrestling Video.
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Courtesy of Image Entertainment Inc.:
EliteXC Live Arena-Based Mixed Martial Arts Events to Be Available on DVD
CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(April 28, 2008)--Image Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISK), a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, announced today that it has signed a multiyear North American DVD distribution agreement with ProElite, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PELE), a sports, entertainment and media company dedicated to producing world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) events.
The exclusive agreement calls for the distribution of DVDs under ProElite’s EliteXC and ShoXC brands. The first two releases are “Destiny” featuring Frank Shamrock versus Renzo Gracie and “Renegade” with the professional MMA debut of Kimbo Slice, as well as a lightweight title fight featuring Nick Diaz versus KJ Noons, both streeting May 13. Releasing on July 22 is a DVD showcasing two of MMA’s most infamous warriors: from Huntington Beach, California, the original street fighter and “Huntington Beach Bad Ass” David "Tank" Abbott, and from the streets of Miami, Florida, and rising to epic fame on the Internet, Kimbo Slice.
The DVD series will showcase live events produced by EliteXC, ProElite’s premier MMA fight division, as well as ShowXC, an EliteXC and Showtime Networks coproduction that features the rising stars of MMA.
“There is a growing market for high-quality arena-based mixed martial arts content, and ProElite is the premier source for this type of sports entertainment,” said Steven DeMille, senior vice president of marketing for Image Entertainment, Inc. “We are pleased to add ProElite to our roster of content suppliers as we continue to grow both our distribution channels and scope of programming.”
ProElite recently announced a partnership with CBS that will bring MMA to a major primetime network. CBS is scheduled to broadcast four MMA events per year, produced by ProElite's EliteXC fight division, as two-hour live primetime specials targeted for Saturday nights. The first event will be broadcast Saturday, May 31 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on CBS Network Television.
“With MMA going primetime, we are introducing the sport to a whole new audience that will likely drive demand for MMA events on DVD,” said Turi Altavilla, vice president of home entertainment at ProElite. “Watching these DVDs will be like having front row seats at MMA events.”
Image and ProElite expect to release approximately four EliteXC titles and eight ShoXC titles per year.
Fighter pages for stated fighters: Frank Shamrock (http://frankshamrock.proelite.com), Renzo Gracie (http://renzogracie.proelite.com), Kimbo Slice (http://kimboslice.proelite.com), Nick Diaz (http://nickdiaz.proelite.com), KJ Noons (http://kjnoons.proelite.com), David "Tank" Abbott (http://tankabbott.proelite.com).
About ProElite, Inc.:
ProElite, Inc. delivers the most exciting entertainment experience in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet. The company has established itself as a global leader by acquiring MMA organizations in Asia and Europe, and partnering with broadcasters such as British Sky Broadcasting and CJ Media in Korea. The company has an exclusive distribution agreement for its program library with IMG Media. ProElite embraces MMA with the highest levels of honor, integrity, discipline and self-esteem, all the while remaining inclusive for fighters, fans and schools [elitexc.com]. ProElite’s live fight division, EliteXC, delivers spectacular live MMA fight events that showcase the world’s top fighters. Complementing ProElite's live events division is the company's social media platform, ProElite.com. Since the beginning of 2007, ProElite.com continues to add thousands of subscribers each month due to the large number of live streaming MMA events, social networking tools, and original and partner-driven content. ProElite.com also recently launched the largest online martial arts school locator as a way for martial arts practitioners to find the best locations to train, and for schools and dojos to help market themselves. ProElite.com – Empowering the Fight CommunityTM.
About Image Entertainment:
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,000 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 250 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and approximately 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights and, through its subsidiary Egami Media, Inc., has digital download rights to approximately 2,000 video programs and over 300 audio programs containing more than 4,500 tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.
The Honig Company, Inc.
Steve Honig, 818-986-4300
For ProElite Inc.:
Evan Pondel, 310-279-5980
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Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) Joins Forces With StubHub And RazorGator To Bring Ultimate Ticketing Options To UFC(R) Fans
Courtesy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship:
LAS VEGAS, April 28 -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) (UFC(R)) organization today announced a new relationship with two ticket industry heavyweights StubHub and PrimeSport (a RazorGator Company) to become the official ticketing and hospitality partners of the UFC.
The new multi-year agreement designates StubHub as the "Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace" of the UFC, while PrimeSport will become the "Official Ticket Package Partner" of the UFC. The deal promises to offer UFC fans the most user-friendly experience to buy and sell secondary tickets as well as exclusive package and hospitality opportunities that have never been available before for UFC events.
With these new partners, UFC fans will enjoy two best-of-class services for secondary ticket purchase or resale, as well as special packages to UFC events. With a majority of UFC events selling out quickly, fans are regularly seeking alternative ways to attend live events.
"The UFC has the most passionate, loyal sports fans who are always seeking opportunities to experience UFC fights live and in person," said Dana White, UFC President. "The partnership we've struck with StubHub and PrimeSport ensures our fans will work with two of the best services in the industry to get to our live events."
As the world's largest ticket marketplace, StubHub offers the widest selection of UFC tickets. The company is renowned for its attention to customer service and manages each buyer transaction directly, ensuring complete consumer protection while offering the finest ticket shopping experience in the market today. StubHub is the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace for 29 Major League Baseball teams and dozens of professional and collegiate sports teams.
"Partnering with the UFC is an opportunity we have long welcomed, as we've witnessed an explosion of interest from UFC fans in our marketplace," said Chris Tsakalakis, President of StubHub.
As the global leader in Hard-to-Get(TM) event packages and hospitality services for sold-out sports and concerts worldwide, PrimeSport continues to set and surpass standards in the sports travel industry. Always delivering a first class experience, PrimeSport will offer fans a wide selection of competitively-priced UFC packages and the assistance of experienced event management specialists. Packages can include tickets, hotel accommodations, transportation and exclusive parties.
"This strong collaboration of forces will allow UFC fans to customize their own ultimate experience. We are excited to partner with the UFC with the same intensity that both this sport and its fans possess," states Jeff Lapin, CEO of PrimeSport and RazorGator.
UFC will promote the new relationships through online and offline marketing elements, including signage at select events, emails, website presence and other high-visibility branding exposures, all aimed at driving fans to StubHub and PrimeSport. Similarly, StubHub and PrimeSport will market UFC tickets and packages in online and offline campaigns through website presence, emails, direct mail and TV and radio advertising.
StubHub and PrimeSport also announced today that they have signed exclusive secondary ticket agreements with the World Extreme Cagefighting(R) (WEC(TM)) organization. Much like the relationship with the UFC, StubHub and PrimeSport will provide an opportunity for WEC fans to purchase and resell WEC event tickets.
About The Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the world's leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC produces over twelve live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit http://www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com or http://www.ufcespanol.com.
Ultimate Fighting Championship, Ultimate Fighting, UFC, The Ultimate Fighter(R), Submission(R), As Real As It Gets(R), Zuffa(TM), The Octagon(TM) and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective owners.
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Sunday, April 27, 2008
Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:
World Wrestling Entertainment’s Backlash PPV broadcasts live tonight from 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. Advertised: Undertaker defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Edge; Randy Orton defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against John Cena, JBL, and Triple H; Big Show versus the Great Khali; MVP defends the US Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy; Kane defends the ECW Heavyweight Title against Chavo Guerrero; Shawn Michaels versus Batista; and an twelve-woman tag match featuring Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Maria, Ashley & Cherry versus Beth Phoenix, Natalya, Melina, Jillian, Layla & Victoria. (Rich Tate)
Georgia Wrestling Promotions will be in Woodstock, GA, tonight at the Hot Wheels Skate Center. Note that bell time has moved up to 7:30pm. Matches being advertised include a 20 man Battle Royal with the final two to meet to determine the new GWP Champion on June 1 (The title was vacated by Shaun Tempers), Masked Superstar vs. ?, Murder One vs. Jamar Acid, Jesse Wade & Tommy Rich vs. Flatliner & Locomotive, Diamond Icee vs. Brandy Scotch Baker, Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shawn Banks) vs. Steve Lawler & Terry Lawler is the main event. Buff Bagwell and the Gangsta Nation are also booked. Tickets are $10. Children 5 and under admitted free. For further information call 770-296-5290. (Larry Goodman)
United Championship Wrestling results from Maryville, TN, on April 26: Shane Williams over Sigmon; Scotty Atomic over Moondog Chester; Chris Sullivan over Matt Mayhem; Trooper T over the Rip to retain the UCW TV Title; Jeff Anderson over Keith Knox; and Edward Idol over Shane Williams to win the UCW Heavyweight Title. (Rich Tate, courtesy of Gene Restaino)
Here are the results of Friday night's United States Wrestling Organization show in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn from Jimmie Daniel. Attendance was 83. Juicy JC Crowe beat Shawn Hoodrich, Justin Spade over Lee Cross (w/The Diva Lisa Fayzon), Shane Smalls beat Petey Wright, USWO Jr. Champion Damien Payne beat L.T. Falk & Steven Green by DQ when ref Mark Owen spotted Falk hitting Payne with the title belt, USWO Champion Chris Michaels b Tim Renesto (w/Charming Charles), and USWO Tag Team Champions Michael Jablonski & New York Gangster b Quinton Quarisma & Jay Phoenix by DQ after Quarisma splashed ref Mark Owen (and if you've never seen Quarisma, that's a big splash) as he was making a count. (Larry Goodman)
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APRIL 27, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – GEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus John Mauldin > Fred Lassiter versus Bull Schmidt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Jason Thompson and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Whitey Patterson defeated Dick Jones > Fred Lassiter and Gus Pappas wrestled to a draw > Eddie Elzea defeated Hugh Winn / Notes: It was reported that 2,500 were in attendance for this card. This was the opening night for the new Key Arena, located at Fair Street and Delta Place. Hugh Winn was injured in his match against Eddie Elzea and spent several days in the hospital recovering.
APRIL 27, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – MORELAND ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Ted Sarris versus Gus Pappas / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The match between Ted Sarris and Gus Pappas was presented during an amateur wrestling card between Boys High School and Tech High School.
APRIL 27, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Frank Remille versus Bob Anderson > Red Dugan versus Young Londos > Bill Collins versus Ted Sarris / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1936 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Bob Anderson defeated Mex McClain by disqualification > Sammy Miller defeated Joe Woods > Carl Schobel defeated King Kong Kashey > Eddie Elzea defeated Don Rainey
APRIL 27, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Everett Marshall defeated Jim Wright by countout > Frank Speer and Dorv Roche wrestled to a draw > Henry Piers defeated Ernest Kelly
APRIL 27, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bad Boy Brown versus Young Gotch > John Mauldin versus Young Londos > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.
APRIL 27, 1942 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Pete Brown – Promoter) > Stanley Pinto versus Hans Westergard > Jack Ross versus Chief Saunooke > Abe Yourist versus Cowboy Luttrall / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon defeated George Romanoff > Ben Bennicasa defeated Barto Hill by disqualification > Duke Kapalani and Fritz Schnabel wrestled to a draw > Tarzan White defeated Jack Kelly > Babe Zaharias defeated Al Massey
APRIL 27, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Singer versus Mile High Ross > Red Dugan versus Mr. X > Tony Mello versus Joe Estes / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Plummer versus Red Dugan > Dan O’Connor & Danny Plechas versus Jack Curtis & Benny Becker > Don McIntyre defeated Mr. Moto by disqualification / Notes: Aside from the match between Don McIntyre and Mr. Moto, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Fuji managed Mr. Moto.
APRIL 27, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp and Gorgeous Gilpin wrestled to a draw > Louie Ross defeated Mayes McLain > Dan O'Connor and Tex Riley wrestled to a draw > Carlos Guzman defeated Henry Harrell / Notes: There was a battle royal to determine the matches.
APRIL 27, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Jackie Nichols wrestled to a draw > Chief Big Heart defeated Dick Raines by disqualification > Rocky Columbo defeated Pierre LaSalle > Argentina Rocca defeated Jerry Graham by countout / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged with traveling with Argentina Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.
APRIL 27, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Acosta & Don McClarty versus Mickey Blassie & Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
APRIL 27, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Krusher Larson versus Chief Little Eagle > Eric Pederson & Krusher Larson defeated Big Humphrey & Chief Little Eagle > Paul Anderson defeated Serge Malkoff at 20:00 / Notes: Krusher Larson and Chief Little Eagle were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
APRIL 27, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Laye and Andre Drapp wrestled to a draw > Ray Villmer defeated the Canadian Angel > Dick Steinborn defeated Ali Bey > Joe Scarpa & Don Curtis defeated Lenny Montana & Jim Wright > US Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and Ray Gunkel & Bob Ellis wrestled to a draw / Notes: Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee on this card. Following the match between the Assassins and Ray Gunkel & Bob Ellis, Commissioner Howard Haire declared the US Tag Team Title would be held up pending a rematch on May 4, 1962. The Assassins had been the reigning US Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn on January 26, 1962, in Atlanta.
APRIL 27, 1963 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated George Bell > Women’s Match: Betty Garcia defeated Dot Dotson > Ray Gunkel & Derrell Cochran defeated George Bell & Chris Averoff > International Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler* to win title / Notes: Ray Gunkel was scheduled to wrestle George Cannon, but Cannon failed to appear, and the match where he teamed with Derrell Cochran against George Bell & Chris Averoff was a last minute addition. Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since April 9, 1963. It was announced that Eddie Graham, Lou Thesz, Dick the Bruiser, George Cannon, Silento Rodriguez, Tito Kopa, and the Scufflin’ Hillbillies would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
APRIL 27, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tinker Todd defeated Sailor Moran > Tex Riley defeated Charlie Carr > Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa & the Mighty Jumbo / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Kurt & Karl Von Brauner.
APRIL 27, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan Tyler defeated Jerry Miller > Midget Match: Dandy Andy defeated Pee Wee Lopez > Choo-Choo Lynn & Chief Little Eagle defeated Alex Perez & Mysterious Medic #1 > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento defeated Greg Peterson* to win title / Notes: The origin of the US Junior Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time.
APRIL 27, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker & Jim Wilson defeated Tony Nero & Oki Shikina > The Big O (1) defeated Dick Steinborn > Bobby Hart defeated El Mongol by disqualification / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Gentleman X (1) managed the Big O & El Mongol. Following his match with the Big O, Dick Steinborn announced to Capral that he believed the masked man was Bob Orton. Gentleman X said that the Big O would unmask and reveal his identity after he defeated all the masked men in Georgia. Capral responded that he would have his hands full in trying to defeat Mr. Wrestling. X replied that O had already defeated Mr. Wrestling years ago in Kansas City when he was wrestling under his real name of Tim Woods. Paul Jones announced that Jack Crawford had visited him during the week, and was on crutches, claiming he had been in an automobile accident, which seemed ironic since Gentleman X walked with a limp.
APRIL 27, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Krusher Karlson defeated Sabu Singh > Women’s Match: Ann Casey defeated the Black Venus > Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears & Luke Graham > Assassin #2 defeated Bob Griffin > Boxing Match: Leon Ogle defeated Homer O’Dell > Fence Match: El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.
APRIL 27, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cadillac Tournament Match: Sputnik Monroe defeated Bobby Cash > Bill Dromo versus Rocket Monroe > Bob Orton, Jr., versus Butcher Brannigan > Norvel Austin & Tiger Conway, Jr., versus Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Cadillac Tournament Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Judo Joe > Jerry Oates versus Tank Morgan > Ramon Torres defeated Bobby Shane by disqualification > Bill Watts, Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 versus the Texan & the Super Infernos / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.
APRIL 27, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Art Nelson wrestled to a draw > Earl Maynard defeated the Zebra Kid > Jerry Brisco defeated Big Mac > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bobby Duncum > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Ron & Terry Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
APRIL 27, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Martel versus Don Wade > Bob Backlund versus Karl Von Steiger > Bob Armstrong, Mark Lewin & Dick Slater versus Greg Valentine & the Red Devils > Moondog Mayne versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Stasiak* to win title
APRIL 27, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Dillinger versus Paul Ellering > Jacques Goulet versus Raymond Rougeau > Tommy Rich versus Abdullah the Butcher > Ole Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Stan Hansen versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
APRIL 27, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Genichiro Tenryu defeated John Wolfe > Rick Oliver defeated Frank Dusek > Ron Bass defeated Bill Dromo by disqualification > Mike Stallings & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Luke Graham & Kurt Von Hess > Bobby Heenan defeated Tommy Rich > Tony Atlas & Norvel Austin defeated Blackjack Lanza & King Kong Mosca > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Wahoo McDaniel > Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes & Mad Dog Vachon defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Frank Dusek replaced Norvel Austin in the match with Rick Oliver, as Austin substituted for Bob Armstrong to team with Tony Atlas in the match with Blackjack Lanza & King Kong Mosca. Bobby Heenan managed Ron Bass, Blackjack Lanza and King Kong Mosca.
APRIL 27, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race* to win title
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