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NEWS and NOTES
Peach State Pandemonium featured Curtis Hughes tonight, discussing his football and wrestling career, and his goal of getting back to World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as his work as a trainer for Atlanta-based wrestling school World Wrestling Alliance 4. Les Thatcher joined us on the Wayback Machine, discussing the northern expansion y Georgia Championship Wrestling in the 1980s and his involvement. We also covered several hot topics. Click here for the archive. Next week’s show will feature Tito Santana and a re-scheduled A.J. Styles. (Rich Tate)
The Sellersburg (IN) Police Department is investigating whether a match that took place in their town was a work or a shoot. Back on June 21, IWA Mid-South ran a show in the parking lot of a bowling alley, which featured a match between Mike Levy and Mickie Knuckles. Video of the match, which is highly graphic, has made the rounds on the Internet, and Chief Russ Whelan does not know what to think, but is clearly concerned. Levy, who was not only beaten by Knuckles but was also attacked by many other wrestlers, fans, etc., has not pressed charges. Promoter Ian Rotten spoke on camera, defending the match and the participants, saying the match was part of the show. He also believes people that brought it to the attention of the media and local authorities are competitors of his company. On Wednesday night’s episode of Peach State Pandemonium, we reported on two sources from inside the dressing room who confirmed that the match began as a work, but became a shoot when Knuckles’ head began swelling immediately following a headbutt from Levy. According to our sources, Knuckles became irate, and began shooting on him. The sources say the situation escalated when word got to the dressing room and guys were told to make him pay. (Rich Tate)
Hulk Hogan appeared on the Howard Stern show today. The highlights: Hogan scoffed at Jesse Ventura’s claim earlier this week on Stern’s program that he had never done drugs, noting that they used to smoke pot together; he says he and the Iron Sheik have patched up their differences; Hogan said Brooke is not only living in a nicer place than the apartment in which he is presently residing, but that she has had offers from Playboy; he said it is up to her if she appears in the magazine, but he said his opinion is now is not the right time; and he spent time plugging “American Gladiators” and “Celebrity Professional Wrestling,” as well as saying he would one day like to host his own radio show. (Rich Tate)
It has been confirmed that Tomko has left Total Nonstop Action. As for Kevin Nash leaving during the tapings on Tuesday night, all has been ironed out and his status is apparently fine. He was not happy when they booked him into the final match, as it was explained to him as a ten-man gauntlet match with weapons, whereas he would be eliminated during a commercial break. According to sources, Nash felt that was not logical. When he left, the match was changed to an eight-man tag match with weapons. The matches for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast includes: Robert Roode & James Storm versus Christian Cage & Rhino; Johnny Devine & the Rock & Rave Infection versus Jay Lethal, Curry Man & Shark Boy; Petey Williams versus Consequences Creed; Matt Morgan versus Sal Rinauro; and Gail Kim & Taylor Wilde versus Angelina Love & Velvet Sky. Tickets for the following TNA events go on sale tomorrow: September 13 in London, Ontario, Canada, at the John Labatt Centre; and October 12 in Hoffman Estates, IL, at the Sears Centre Arena. TNA has announced the following event, to be added to their UK tour next year: January 16 in Dublin, Ireland, at the National Stadium (Rich Tate)
Great Championship Wrestling returns to Phenix City, AL, tonight with the following advertised matches: GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones defends against Bull Buchanan, and Scotty Beach vs. Shaun Banks. GCW has postponed their August 2 show in Villa Rica, GA, at the Gold Dust Recreation Center. The message we received from the company stated GCW would be announcing a make up date in Villa Rica shortly. (Larry Goodman)
United Wrestling Association results from the Hardwarium in Seymour, TN, with a reported attendance of approximately 60: UWA owner Chris Dalton once again apologized for what happened two weeks ago at No Return. He also apologized for what Chase Stevens did last week and announced that Stevens had been suspended for two weeks. Aaron Cross came out and yelled at Dalton for letting the fans run the promotion. Cross said the fans were trash. He said Chase shouldn't have to apologize, and no wrestler should have to apologize to the fans. Dalton challenged Cross to face him. Chris Dalton vs. Aaron Cross ended in a DQ when Billy Marshall came out to save Dalton but then busted him over the head with a steel chair. Marshall said he was promised a tag team title shot after No Return and never got it. He accused Dalton of always going back on his bookings. Justin Nobody and "The Prodigal Son" Allen Shepard fought to a No Contest when Travis Sawyer attacked Shepard. Sawyer told Shepard that he's destroyed everybody since coming back to UWA and Shepard will be next. Billy Marshall & Aaron Cross defeated Chris Dalton & Bodacious Nick Taylor. Marshall vs. Nick was signed for next week. Marshall told Nick that he will chop his chest until it bleeds and called him a maggot. David Young beat Mike Ogle. Travis Sawyer defeated Allen Shepard. (Larry Goodman)
Ring of Honor has announced the final card, to take place at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY, on August 2. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title in a four-man elimination match against Bryan Danielson, Tyler Black, and Claudio Castagnoli; Adam Pearce defends the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Brent Albright; Kevin Steen & El Generico versus the Motor City Machine Guns; a three-way featuring Jimmy Jacobs, Austin Aries, and Necro Butcher; Naomichi Marufuji versus Go Shiozaki; Eddie Edwards versus Roderick Strong; Chris Hero versus Delirious; and Jigsaw & Ruckus versus Mark & Jay Briscoe. Also advertised: Larry Sweeney, Shane Hagadorn, Bobby Dempsey, and Sara Del Rey. ROH has also released the card for their event at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan, on September 13. Advertised: Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against Mark & Jay Briscoe; Bryan Danielson versus Nigel McGuinness; Davey Richards, with Larry Sweeney, versus Roderick Strong; a Dragon Gate Rules match featuring Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi & BxB Hulk versus El Generico, the Dragon Kid & a partner to be named; Austin Aries versus Ryo Saito; and Eddie Edwards versus Yamato. The September 14 event at the same location is advertising Nigel McGuinness, Austin Aries, Bryan Danielson, Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black, Sweet & Sour, Inc., Larry Sweeney, Kensuke Sasaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, KENTA, Naomichi Marufuji, Kota Ibushi, and Mark & Jay Briscoe. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to John Laurinaitis (43) and Kid Kash (39). Today in Memoriam: Bull Martin (34, 1979) and Yuel Lovett (28, 1999). Mike Norris has passed along a message that Art Dominguez, also known as Salvadore Dominguez, passed away on July 24. A big star on the west coast, Dominguez wrestled in Georgia and around the southeast as well. Also, Alfonso Dantes died yesterday at 65. Dantes was a major star in Mexico, holding the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title five times. He was also big in southern California, and was a member of the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame. GWH sends its condolences to friends and family of Dominguez and Dantes. (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.
JULY 31, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Boxer versus Wrestler Match: Jack McAdams and Frankie Allen ended in a draw > Whitey Patterson defeated Young Gotch > Ripper Reeves defeated Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No attendance was reported, but it was said to have been the “biggest crowd of the season.”
JULY 31, 1933 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart – Promoter) > Brooks Clayton versus Tommy Daniels > Jim Hesslyn versus Dick Lever / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 31, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BUCKHEAD ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Eddie Elzea versus Gene Marston > Wayne Coleman versus Tiger Moore / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This card also featured two preliminary boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.
JULY 31, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Six-Round Boxing Match: Henry Tidwell versus Red Wooten > Benson Baker versus Chief Ping Pong > Bill Collins versus Son Almand > Eddie Elzea versus Jack Higgs / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 31, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Cox and Roland Kirchmeyer wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Frank Speer defeated Karl Davis by disqualification (2-0) > Orville Brown defeated Darna Ostapovich at 34:00 (2-1)
JULY 31, 1942 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Kennedy defeated Jack Dillon > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Ronnie Etchison > The Golden Terror defeated Rudy Strongberg / Notes: The Masked Manager managed the Golden Terror.
JULY 31, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Thurman Copley – Promoter) > Joe Marsh versus Charlie Harben > Jack Dillon versus Dick Lever > Nick Carter versus Jack Hader / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 31, 1950 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre and Buddy Knox wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Mae Young & Beverly Lehmer defeated Jean Holland & Eva Lee (2-0) > Bibber McCoy defeated Don McIntyre (2-1)
JULY 31, 1950 (MONDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Benny Becker defeated the Green Hornet by disqualification > Danny Dusek defeated Elmer the Rocket > Karl Kowalski defeated Jack Coulter > Pat Murphy defeated Pearshape Powell
JULY 31, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jackie Fargo defeated Joe Kirkland > Johnny Valentine defeated Mayes McLain > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Danny Dusek & Wild Man Zimm
JULY 31, 1957 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WRDW STUDIOS (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie defeated Nelson Royal (2-1)
JULY 31, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel & Adrien Baillargeon defeated Skull Murphy & Gypsy Joe > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Dickie Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie* to win title / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dickie Gunkel on June 19, 1959, in Atlanta.
JULY 31, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Tag Team Match: Judy Grable & Fran Gravette versus Dot Carter & Jean Perez > Ricky Storm versus Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 31, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gene Murphy versus Rito Carreon > Jack Dalton versus Chief Little Eagle > Red Roberts versus Chief Crazy Horse > World Tag Team Title Match: Joe Scarpa & Don Curtis* versus Pedro Godoy & the Russian Crusher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Joe Scarpa & Don Curtis had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since June 29, 1962.
JULY 31, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Johnny Sevelle defeated Bob Shipp by disqualification > Choo-Choo Lynn and the Green Hornet wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Randy Curtis, Johnny Sevelle & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Bob Shipp, Red Dugan & the Green Hornet by disqualification > Mixed Tag Team Match: Tarzan White & Gladys Sasser defeated Honey Boy Hannigan & Bette Boucher / Notes: It was reported that 1,100 were in attendance for this card.
JULY 31, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John & Chris Tolos defeated Bruce Austin & Greg Peterson > Women’s Match: Princess Little Cloud defeated Toni Rose > The Scufflin’ Hillbillies defeated Dick Dunn & Red Roberts > Buddy Fuller defeated George Harris > Joe Scarpa defeated Randy Roper > Sputnik Monroe defeated the Destroyer
JULY 31, 1965 (SATURDAY) – CARROLLTON, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines versus Wildman Phillips > Joe Scarpa versus Corsica Joe > Dutch Savage versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
JULY 31, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wildman Phillips defeated Benny Matta > Dutch Savage defeated Bob Boyer > Nick Kozak defeated Mario Galento by disqualification > Joe Scarpa & Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack Vansky & Roy Mulkey
JULY 31, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller versus Karl Von Stroheim > Paul DeMarco versus Bill Dromo > Buddy Colt versus Buddy Fuller > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Danny Hodge* defeated Bobby Shane > Ray Gunkel & El Mongol versus the Assassins > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* defeated Doug Gilbert / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Danny Hodge had been the reigning NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion since May 1965. Nick Bockwinkel had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Paul DeMarco on July 24, 1970, in Atlanta. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt & Karl Von Stroheim. It was announced that Tim Tyler, Skandor Akbar, and Dory Funk, Jr., would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Ron & Robert Fuller participated in an autograph session for fans.
JULY 31, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Mongol defeated Krusher Karlson > Kubla Khan defeated Big John by disqualification > George Scott defeated Mr. X / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.
JULY 31, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > El Diablo versus the Avenger > John Black & Goliath versus Koa Tiki & Chief Little Eagle > Randy Curtis versus Bull Zomar > John Foley versus Argentina Apollo > Ray Candy & El Mongol versus Jack Armstrong & Ox Baker > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Seigler & the Super Gladiator defeated Rock Hunter & Assassin #2* to win title > Cage Match (No DQ / No TL): Ernie Ladd defeated Tarzan Tyler / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Tom Shaft was the special referee for the match between Ernie Ladd and Tarzan Tyler. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.
JULY 31, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Billy Spears wrestled to a draw > Ricky Gibson defeated Bill White > Tom Jones & Roberto Soto defeated Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr. > Bill Dromo defeated Super Inferno #2 > Bobby Duncum & Bill Watts defeated Mr. Kleen & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.
JULY 31, 1976 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mitsu Hata defeated Randy Alls > Stan Stasiak defeated Yasu Fuji > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Ken Mantell & Dean Ho > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Abdullah the Butcher ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
JULY 31, 1977 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY STADIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Richard Blood defeated Ken Dillinger > Jerry Stubbs defeated Randy Savage > Don Kernodle defeated Bill White > Tony Atlas defeated Roger Smith / Notes: This card was for the second annual “Headlock and Wedlock” promotion whereas couples married prior to a Major League Baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Little information is available regarding the pre-game nuptials, but there were four matches immediately following the game. The ring was set up along the first base line. Incidentally, the Braves defeated the Pirates 8-3, before an audience of 12,467. However, it is unclear as to how many people witnessed the passing of rings prior to the game, or how many watched the action in the ring afterward.
JULY 31, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Dillinger defeated Barry Orton > The Challenger defeated Roger Howell > Rick Martel & Rick McGraw defeated Hartford Love & Ken Dillinger > No DQ / No TL Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich > Texas Death Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated King Kong Mosca / Notes: Ken Dillinger substituted for the French Angel to team with Hartford Love in the match with Rick Martel & Rick McGraw
JULY 31, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings and Carl Fergie wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Doug Somers defeated Jerry Stubbs > Stan Hansen & Ray Candy defeated Killer Karl Kox & the Masked Superstar > Georgia Television Title Match (No DQ): Blackjack Lanza* defeated Bob Armstrong > Coal Miner’s Glove Tag Team Match: Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Bobby Heenan was barred from ringside during the match between Blackjack Lanza and Bob Armstrong. Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Killer Karl Kox and the Masked Superstar.
JULY 31, 1980 (THURSDAY) – KNOXVILLE, TN – CHILHOWEE PARK (Bob Polk – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Sweetan versus Steve Keirn > Tony Atlas versus Baron Von Raschke > Tommy Rich versus Dennis Condrey > Boston Street Fight Match: Mark Lewin versus Kevin Sullivan > Cage Match: Stan Hansen & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.
JULY 31, 1981 (FRIDAY) – HIAWASSEE, GA – GEORGIA MOUNTAINS FAIRGROUNDS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., versus Bryan St. John > Jim Duggan versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ted DiBiase & Steve O versus Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka > Ken Patera versus Tommy Rich / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 31, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Rogers defeated Dale Veasey > The Super Destroyer defeated Terry Gibbs > Tom Prichard defeated Luke Graham > Battle Royal: Tito Santana (Winner) > The Wild Samoans defeated Luke Graham & Tito Santana > Coal Miner’s Glove Match: Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification / Notes: Luke Graham substituted for Leroy Brown to team with Tito Santana in the match with the Wild Samoans. Sonny King managed the Samoans. It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $2,500.
JULY 31, 1982 (SATURDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus the Freebirds > Don Muraco versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Paul Orndorff versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Roddy Piper managed Don Muraco.
JULY 31, 1983 – ATLANTA, GA (SUNDAY) – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick Rood defeated Pat Rose > Mr. Wrestling defeated Joe Lightfoot > Ron Garvin and Brett Wayne wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Iron Sheik > The Road Warriors defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco > Tommy Rich defeated Bill Irwin by disqualification > Pez Whatley defeated Greg Valentine > Roddy Piper defeated Buzz Sawyer by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 9,000 were in attendance for this card. Joe Lightfoot replaced Rick Rood in the match with Mr. Wrestling, as Rood substituted for Arn Anderson in the match with Pat Rose. Mr. Wrestling #2 and the Iron Sheik were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer, the Iron Sheik, and the Road Warriors.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Courtesy of my friends at The Dark Match:
On this Special night of TDM Missy Hyatt will be on too and for the most part we will be taking your calls and talking to Missy Hyatt and she will also be giving away some Wrestling Vixens DVDs personally Autographed by her as well. All you will have to do is show up in the chatroom and/or call in to the show at 646-478-5337 to get you chance to get one of her Wrestling Vixen DVD's. We will talk to Missy Hyatt about all things past and present with her and we will even talk wrestling with her as well with WWE and TNA. Casey's Carnage will be back as well and you know he will be going off what will be the rare first of an adult rated TDM.
There will also be another special TDM preshow at 5pm est that will go until 6:30pm est and this will be a differant show as well as we will take you calls to talk about the week in wrestling and play music as well too. So this will be the time to really talk about all the wrestling to want this week as Missy Hyatt will have most of the main show made in her name.
So check at all out on www.thedarkmatch.net, www.blogtalkradio.com/thedarkmatch, and www.wrestling-radio.com at 7pm est with a 90 minute pre-show at 5pm.
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Courtesy of Main Event Radio's Steve “Rockamaniac” Wilson:
Kayfabe Commentaries’ You Shoot series has been highly praised by not only myself, but by many of those in the wrestling media, as well as the fans who have flocked to the series in droves. Coming off of two insane editions with the likes of Missy Hyatt and The Sandman, the KC team was faced with a big challenge…Find someone who could possibly top them, so in true You Shoot fashion, they turned the booking sheets over to their fans and asked who they wanted to shoot with. The message was apparently loud and clear as PG-13 member, one time star of the WCW, WWE, and ECW, and “semi-main eventer of Wrestlemania 13” Jamie Dundee, was brought in, sat down, and left to the mercy of his fans who leave almost no shell unturned in the latest 2 hour edition of the You Shoot series.
According to the DVD’s back cover, Dundee garnered the most participation reaction to date, Those fan’s submissions don’t disappoint and covers a very broad range of topics, and if there is one thing Jamie delivers on, it’s the agreement to truly answer everything that is asked. In previous editions, the same pledge was made but occasionally you’d find a question or topic that the subject would kind of skate over, not with Dundee. Prime example, a individual named “Paul The Rapist” asks him about Jerry Lawler’s supposed love for younger woman, and whether or not he ever shared some of them with Dundee, Jamie laughs, wants to skate over it, but instead says he had not indulged, and shares a story about being in a car with the Road Dogg “BG James” and Jerry Lawler that can either have you on the floor in stitches or sitting in silence with your chin on the floor in shock.
Tons of other great stories are shared by Dundee over the course of the DVD, including who he dropped the “I was on the semi main event of Wrestlemania… Bitch!” line on in the ECW lockeroom, his absolutely unbelievable pay off for that appearance, why John Cena as nothing more than a Jamie Dundee copycat and a intense rant on the internet smarks who write incorrect stuff about him on Wikipedia.
You also get a special appearance via phone line from Jamie’s father Bill Dundee, who is the subject of many questions during the course of the shoot. Jamie noticeably puts a lot of effort into reacting to the fans, as he seems genuinely honored that so many fans stepped up and not only suggested him for the DVD but also sent in such a high volume of questions, so as a special treat for all of them he shoots off on them, more so than any other participant in the series thus far, He also shows his friendly side, kissing host Sean Oliver at least 10 times over a two hour period.
To be honest, when I heard Dundee had been chosen for You Shoot, I thought it would be ok, but pale in comparison to those in the 3 previous editions, and while it barely falls short compared to that of The Sandman, the best wrestling shoot DVD series out there today has another hit on their hands with Jamie Dundee in the hot seat so pick up a copy and see for yourself just how crazy a You Shoot DVD can get.
You Shoot with Jamie Dundee is now available on DVD from Kayfabe Commentaries. For more information or to order your own copy head on over to Kayfabecommentaries.com
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:
NEWS and NOTES
Peach State Pandemonium will feature Mr. Hughes tonight at 9:00 PM ET. We will also have another edition of the Wayback Machine, this time featuring Les Thatcher, who will piggyback off of the previous edition that had Bobby Simmons describing the move to the north with Georgia Championship Wrestling. In addition, we will have an open segment, whereas we will discuss the latest happenings in and around the business. Feel free to call in and chat with us at (347) 324-5735. (Rich Tate)
Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the Triple C Nightclub in Sevierville, TN, tonight. Bell time is 8:00 PM. Kids 10 and under are admitted free. Advertised: Isaac Cain defends the KFW Heavyweight Title against Chase Owens; Jeff Anderson & Robbie Race versus Donovan Daniels & Sigmon; and Wayne Adkins versus Matt Mayhem. Also advertised: Overkill, King Shane, Keith Knox, the Rebels, and the “Dookie Gauntlet Challenge”. (Rich Tate)
In the aftermath of Hostile Environment, NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, on August 2 with an international television taping advertising a double main event: Chad Parham & Seth Delay vs. Jerry Palmer & Sal Rinauro - loser of the fall has their head shaved bald and an NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title Match: Iceberg (c) vs. Ace Rockwell. The NWA Elite (Shatter & Kimo with Jeff G. Bailey) will be in action. Also on card will be Devil's Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) vs. New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters), Jeremy Vain & Mr. Adonis vs. Slim J & Shadow Jackson, Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) vs. Team Technician (Bob E. & Tyler Smith), Truitt Fields & Texas Treats (Don Juan & Chris Marval) vs. Sex, Talent & Money (Caleb Konley & JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III), Plus: Palmer and Bill Behrens have a joint announcement about a new talent division coming to Anarchy and appearances by Jeff Lewis, Don Matthews, Brodie Ray Chase & Melissa Coates, Hayden Young, Chip Day, Hollywood Brunettes, Adrian Hawkins, and Bo Newsome. Bell time is 8pm. (Larry Goodman)
On August 2, Global Championship Wrestling returns to the Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, at 7:30 PM. Advertised: Jesse Pain vs. Theodore Tutwiler III for the GCW Heavyweight championship. "Wild Thing" Will Owens vs. Frankie Valentine. The Russian Assassin vs. Sgt Hammer. Orion Bishop vs. Soul Crusher. In a ladies tag match, Veronica Fairchild teams up with Traci Brooks to take on Genni Right & Rock C. Joey Lightning & INHuman Fly vs. Maddog & Prowler. Lani Kialoha vs. Jason Phoenyx. (Brian Slack)
On August 2, former WCW and WWE Star Buff Bagwell returns to the Great American Wrestling Federation at the Hosford Gameroom in Hosford, FL, at 8:00 PM to face GAWF champion Steve Goins for the GAWF title. Tickets are $10 at the door and doors open at 7:00. (Brian Slack)
On August 12, Full Throttle Wrestling presents a "Back 2 School Special" to take place at the Country Music Barn in Elkmont, AL. Advertised: Mr. Blur & the Other Guy will defend the FTW tag titles against Joey Lightning & The INHuman Fly. The tag team of Six Feet Under put out an open challenge to any tag team for a Hangman's Death Match. Also advertised is Charlie Swinger and FTW Heavyweight Champion Orion Bishop. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 & under. The door opens at 6:30 PM and bell time is 7:30. For more information, call (256) 679-1315. (Brian Slack)
Update – Ultimate Fighting Championship 88 takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on September 6 for a live PPV, beginning at 7:00 PM. Advertised: Chuck Liddell versus Rashad Evans; Rich Franklin versus Matt Hamill; Karo Parisyan versus Yoshiyuki Yoshida; Dan Henderson versus Rousimar Palhares; Kurt Pellegrino versus Thiago Tavares; Matt Brown versus Dong Hyun Kim; James Lee versus Tim Boetsch; and Roan Carneiro versus Ryo Chonan. Tickets range from $79 to $604.
In a press release today from World Wrestling Entertainment, the company officially announced the hiring of Freddie Prinze, Jr., as a member of the creative team. Vince McMahon said that his “passion, energy, and creativity make him an excellent fit for WWE”. WWE has announced the following events: September 6 in Jamestown, NY, at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena; September 14 in Jackson, TN, at the Oman Arena; September 21 in Columbus, OH, at the Nationwide Arena; October 12 in San Bernardino, CA, at the Coussoulis Arena; October 13 in Anaheim, CA, at the Honda Center; October 16 in Arecibo, PR, at the Coliseo Petaca Iguna; October 17 in Ponce, PR, at the Auditorio Pachin Vicens; October 18 in San Juan, PR, at the Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot; December 19 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at the Bank Atlantic Center; and December 20 in Tallahassee, FL, at the Leon County Civic Center. (Rich Tate)
Ring of Honor has announced the following events: November 8 in Markham, ON, at the Markham Fair; and January 30 in Detroit, MI, at the Michigan State Fairgrounds & Expo Center. ROH’s Respect is Earned II PPV debuts on August 1on iNDEMAND, the Dish Network, and TVN cable. Replays will be shown over the weekend. The lineup includes: Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defending the ROH World Tag Team Title against Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries; Nigel McGuinness defending the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Go Shiozaki; Erick Stevens versus Roderick Strong; a six-man tag match featuring Adam Pearce, Chris Hero & Eddie Edwards versus Brent Albright, Pelle Primeau & Delirious; Davey Richards versus Claudio Castagnoli; Kevin Steen & El Generico versus Ruckus & Jigsaw; and appearances by Larry Sweeney, Sara Del Rey, and Daizee Haze. ROH has also released the full card for their live event that same night at Sports Network & Fitness in Manassas, VA, on August 1. Advertised: Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against Naomichi Marufuji & Go Shiozaki; Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Ruckus; Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries versus the Motor City Machine Guns; Roderick Strong versus Necro Butcher; Brent Albright versus Chris Hero; Rhett Titus versus Delirious; Adam Pearce & Shane Hagadorn versus Mark & Jay Briscoe; and Rex Sterling versus Pelle Primeau. Also advertised: Sean Denny, Larry Sweeney, Bobby Dempsey, Sara Del Rey, and Daizee Haze. Bell time is 8:00 PM. (Rich Tate)
Total Nonstop Action has announced that their new 20,000 square-foot studio facility in Nashville, TN, is almost completed. Click here for spoilers from last night’s iMPACT tapings from Orlando, FL. Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net is reporting that following the tapings, Kevin Nash left angry, and Tomko is leaving the company. According to the report, Nash was upset with how he was booked last night. He did not appear in the report we were sent from the tapings. Regarding Tomko, who did appear in the final match at the tapings, the report said he has been unhappy since being suspended for skipping a fanfest for the Lockdown PPV earlier this year. (Rich Tate)
Hulk Hogan is scheduled to appear on the Howard Stern show on Thursday. (Rich Tate)
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JULY 30, 1906 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA (Promoter – Unknown) > Charles Olsen defeated William Demetral (2-0) > Al Christensen defeated Gilmore / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card. It was reported that the first fall between Charles Olsen and William Demetral ended at 16:30.
JULY 30, 1920 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (J. Hume McDonald – Promoter) > Sergeant Major Chitwood versus Young Nabelle > John Demetral defeated Jack Wilson at 45:00 / Notes: Sergeant Major Chitwood and Young Nabelle were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
JULY 30, 1936 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones – Promoter) > Don Rainey versus John Dameron > Mex McClain defeated Baron Von Hoffman > Sammy Miller versus Ripper Reeves / Notes: Aside from the match between Mex McClain and Baron Von Hoffman, no documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 30, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Buck Lawson > Tarzan Jordan versus Young Londos > Jack Bloomfield versus Mike Cassidy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that Jack Bloomfield was to wed Gladys Burnett in the ring before his match. Mike Cassidy said he was the best man and would prove it. The newspaper never revealed how it came out.
JULY 30, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Gladys Gillem > Rudy Strongberg defeated Harry Kent > Dobie Osborne defeated Tom Mahoney / Notes: Mildred Burke had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938.
JULY 30, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ralph Garibaldi defeated Roland Kirchmeyer > Albert Mills defeated John Grandovich > Babe Zaharias defeated John Mauldin / Notes: It was reported that the fans chose the matches for this card. Ralph Garibaldi substituted for Karl Davis in the match with Roland Kirchmeyer.
JULY 30, 1945 (MONDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Al Massey & Jim Coffield defeated Wally Greb & the Green Hornet > Nick Carter defeated Tommy Todd by disqualification
JULY 30, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Ross, Jr., defeated Jim Coffield > Al Massey defeated Charlie Harben > Rex Mobley & Bobby Roberts defeated Al Galento & Tom Mahoney > Don McIntyre defeated Babe Zaharias / Notes: Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the match between Don McIntyre and Babe Zaharias, as well as the match between Jim Coffield and Jack Ross, Jr. In the latter bout, Dempsey declared Ross the winner when Coffield was unable to continue after having been injured in a pre-match brawl with Al Massey.
JULY 30, 1954 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack O’Reilly and Tex Riley wrestled to a draw > Jerry Graham defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification > Jack Steele & El Toro defeated Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart > Verne Gagne defeated Gorgeous George / Notes: Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries.
JULY 30, 1957 (TUESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – BARN (Chic Witt – Promoter) > Women’s Match: Princess Chi Chi versus Conchita Montez > Tommy Todd versus Choo-Choo Lynn / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 30, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Diana Beamon versus Sweet Georgia Brown > Red Roberts versus Chief Crazy Horse > Gene Murphy versus Rito Carreon > Don Curtis versus Joe Scarpa > Pedro Godoy versus the Russian Crusher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 30, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Rose and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Mixed Tag Team Match: Bob Eisenburg & Gladys Sasser defeated Red Dugan & Bette Boucher > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Honey Boy Hannigan* to win title / Notes: Honey Boy Hannigan had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Choo-Choo Lynn on July 23, 1963, in Macon. This version of the title and the one that would later extend from 1964 through 1981 were not the same.
JULY 30, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wildman Phillips & the Mongolian defeated Benny Matta & Bob Boyer > Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack Vansky > Dutch Savage defeated Joe Scarpa > Nick Kozak and Mario Galento wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Orton* defeated Eddie Graham / Notes: Bob Orton had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Tampa, FL, office since he won a tournament on June 17, 1965, in Jacksonville, FL.
JULY 30, 1965 (FRIDAY) – DUBLIN, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Terry Majors versus Sandra Lee > Bob Eisenburg and Choo-Choo Lynn versus the Corsicans / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
JULY 30, 1966 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Wildman Wehba > Buddy Fuller versus Tito Carreon > Enrique & Alberto Torres versus Butcher Vachon & the Golden Terror / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 30, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Dromo and the Professional wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Tornado Tag Team Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Rising Suns by disqualification
JULY 30, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cisco Grimaldo and Salvadore Lothario wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto and Kubla Khan wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Billy Spears > George Scott & Dick Steinborn defeated Krusher Karlson & Guillotine Gordon > Buddy Colt defeated Klondike Bill > Rocket & Flash Monroe versus the Assassins ended in a double disqualification > Texas Death Match (No TL): El Mongol defeated Big John / Notes: Following the match between Rocket & Flash Monroe and the Assassins, Assassin #1 had to be carried from the ring. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Charlie Harben and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. It was announced that Bobo Brazil, Angelo Poffo, and Bob Kaiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Rocket & Flash Monroe participated in an autograph session for fans.
JULY 30, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Foley and Angelo Poffo wrestled to a draw > Charlie Cook defeated Bill Bowman > Gama Singh defeated the Great Fuji > Crusher Verdu defeated Torbellino Blanco > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Candy* defeated Luke Graham > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Assassin #1 defeated Rock Hunter > Ernie Ladd, Carlos Colon & Assassin #2 defeated Ox Baker & the Royal Kangaroos / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Crusher Verdu and Luke Graham.
JULY 30, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated Big Mac > King Pago Pago defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Jack Welch & Hurricane Hester defeated Ron & Terry Garvin > The Professional defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
JULY 30, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wayne Cowan defeated Jan Nelson > Tully Blanchard defeated Mitsu Hata > Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Ted Oates & Roberto Soto > Steve Keirn defeated Bob Roop > Taped Fist Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater > No DQ Match: Mark Lewin versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Mark Lewin and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
JULY 30, 1977 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Ken Dillinger > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Richard Blood & Roberto Soto > Dino Bravo defeated Bob Ballast > Jacques Goulet defeated Burrhead Jones / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.
JULY 30, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Stubbs defeated Doug Somers > Carl Fergie defeated Jerry Roberts > Ray Candy and Blackjack Lanza wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Wahoo McDaniel* to win title > Cage Match: Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza and the Masked Superstar.
JULY 30, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Condrey defeated Chavo Guerrero > Steve Keirn defeated Charlie Fulton > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Steve Regal > Jerry Oates defeated Baron Von Raschke > Kevin Sullivan defeated Mark Lewin > Georgia Tag Team Title Cage Match: Steve Keirn & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Assassins* to win title / Notes: Jerry Oates substituted for Tommy Rich in the match with Baron Von Raschke, and Steve Keirn substituted for Stan Hansen to team with Mr. Wrestling #2 in the match with the Assassins. The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.
JULY 30, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Bill Dundee – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Stray Cat defeated Mr. X > Pat Rose defeated Carl Fergie > Adrian Street defeated Jeff Young > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Dundee* defeated the Stray Cat > Coal Miner’s Glove Match: the Fantastic Ones defeated the French Angel & the Bounty Hunter / Notes: This is the last reported card we have for the secondary spin-off group headed by Ole Anderson and Jerry Jarrett. However, it is known that some shows ran in August 1983 before shutting down operations. Jim Cornette managed Carl Fergie, the French Angel, and the Bounty Hunter.
JULY 30, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH – RICHFIELD CONVENTION CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Irwin defeated Joe Lightfoot > Bruno Sammartino, Jr., defeated Paul Ellering > The Road Warriors defeated Steve O & Man Mountain Darsow > Tommy Rich defeated the Iron Sheik by disqualification > Pez Whatley defeated Buzz Sawyer > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Larry Zbyszko by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer, the Iron Sheik, and the Road Warriors.
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Courtesy of Shannon Rose:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MKM Knockout Promotions, LLC
Contact: Yolanda Moayedi
Tampa, FL, July 29, 2008 - - As the leader in stand-up striking fights, Shin Do Kumaté® is without question the most competitive in the sport. On Saturday, August 9, 2008, the best of the best professional fighters will come together in the internationally televised Shin Do Kumaté event titled “Ancient Ones.”
Broadcast Team for the PPV Just Signed
MKM Knockout Promotions, LLC. will be taping this event for a future PPV airing. Your hosts will be Shannon Rose and Paul Leighton.
Rose, started with MKM in 2006, and has been a pro wrestling announcer for over 20 years with a past in Radio and TV.
Leighton, started with MKM in 2007, and has been a radio and TV personality for many years plus a longtime fight fan.
The main event will feature Clifton Brown vs. Crafton Wallace in a full Thai rules bout. The anticipation for this fight is overwhelming in the fighting industry. Shin Do Kumaté is the event for all fight fans to see whether they’re fans of boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, or MMA, as the fighters are of the highest caliber with many spectacular knockouts. Shin Do Kumaté is an international event based in the Tampa Bay area. The Kumaté consists of three 3-minute rounds, which calls for high-intensity and fast paced bouts.
Clifton Brown is the number two ranked fighter in the world in the Light Heavyweight division in Muay Thai. Brown has fought in over 40 countries and trained in Thailand to master his fighting skills at the place where Muay Thai originated. He holds multiple Championship Belts worldwide and will be fighting for the first time in Shin Do Kumaté against Crafton Wallace. Wallace comes from a Kickboxing and Muay Thai background, with the past few years competing in MMA events. He is a renowned international fighter actively fighting in the U.S. in Full Contact events, including the World Combat League, King of the Cage, and UFC.
The co-main event features Remy Bonnel vs. Fernando Calleros. Remy is a 3 time Shin Do Kumaté veteran and has gained International prestige by beating some of the best fighters in the world. He has the most devastating kicks in his weight class and he’ll be looking for revenge for a controversial loss to Fernando Calleros last year. Fernando Calleros has fought matches in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Full Contact Fighting worldwide and will be featured in Shin Do Kumaté for the first time, but to defend his win against Remy to prove his win was justified. This is a fight you do not want to miss!
If you watched Fight Girls on Oxygen, then you know Felice Herrig who will be fighting against Jessica Sanchez. Felice has her own television talk show ”Combat Wire” in Chicago and in addition to the Fight Girls reality show, she competed in the nationally televised World Combat League on Versus.
Shin Do Kumaté will be held at the Bob Martinez Sports Complex at the University of Tampa, 312 North Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606. Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 8pm. Tickets are available online at www.mkmfights.com or by calling 727-573-6008. Ticket prices are $15 for stadium seating, $50 for floor seats, and $100 for ringside seats. The host hotel for Shin Do Kumaté is the Hilton Carillon Park Hotel located at 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716. A special $99 event rate is available for all event guests and a courtesy airport shuttle is available for all guests.
There will be a Meet and Greet that will take place at the Courtside Grille in Feather Sound on Ulmerton in St. Petersburg, Florida and will take place at 7:30pm
The press is invited to attend the weigh-in on Friday, August 8 at 5pm at the Hilton Hotel. To reserve a media pass for the event, please contact MKM Knockout Promotions, LLC.
The Shin Do Kumaté brand is the world's leading professional Thai Boxing event produced for television. Owned and operated by MKM Knockout Promotions, LLC and headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, Shin Do Kumate programming is available via Pay Per View and Video On Demand through cable and satellite providers with the plans to produce six shows per year. In addition to its pay television platform, Shin Do Kumate fight programs are distributed throughout the world in multiple international markets such as New Zealand, Australia, Germany, England, Korea, Israel, Romania, Africa, Middle East, Canada, and South America.
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Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.:
STAMFORD, Conn, July 30, 2008 – Freddie Prinze, Jr., a long-time fan of World Wrestling Entertainment®, joins WWE®’s creative team. Prinze, Jr. will now have a behind the scenes role contributing to WWE’s weekly television and pay-per-view programs.
“Freddie Prinze, Jr.’s passion, energy and creativity make him an excellent fit for WWE,” said Chairman Vince McMahon.
"Bringing on board an experienced Hollywood writer, actor and producer like Freddie Prinze, Jr. will only increase the level of entertainment to millions of viewers and passionate WWE fans every Monday on USA," said Chris McCumber, Executive Vice President Marketing Digital & Brand Strategy, USA Network.
WWE’s programming is seen weekly by nearly 15 million viewers in the United States alone, and in 130 countries around the world (Monday Night RAW®, ECW® and Friday Night SmackDown®).
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Courtesy of Stereo Vision Entertainment, Inc.:
LOS ANGELES--July 30, 2008--Stereo Vision Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: SVSN), a film production company focused exclusively on developing high quality, low cost, polarized 3D feature films, announced today that the undefeated Mixed Martial Arts phenomenon, Kimbo Slice, will be co-starring with Hulk Hogan in Stereo Vision's hilarious kids' comedy "Kung Fu U" in 3D.
"Kung Fu U" in 3D is a Disney-type comedy about of a bunch of nerds and misfits that are sent away by their wealthy parents to the Brentwood Academy (a.k.a. Kung Fu U) to learn the finer arts of self-defense. It's a heart-warming romp where the rather weathered warriors come to the rescue for the kids, and in turn, the kids rescue the warriors’ seemingly lost souls from what had been their eternal apathy. It's a feel-good story that reminds us that we're all the same, no matter what our age, or where we came from, and that we should all stick together.
Stereo Vision's Chairman, "Baywatch" creator Doug Schwartz, stated, "We're very happy to have Kimbo Slice co-starring in 'Kung Fu U.' He has an enormous media presence, and he'll fit right in with our star Hulk Hogan, and the other cast members in our made for kids 3D movie. We hope to have 'Kung Fu U' in 3D in theatres by the fall of '09."
About Stereo Vision
Located in Van Nuys, California, Stereo Vision Entertainment Inc. (stereovision.com) is a film production company focused exclusively on high quality, low cost, next generation 3D feature films. Responding to the incredible growth of digital projection 3D theater system worldwide, and the exploding demand for polarized 3D feature films, Stereo Vision has for several years, been developing an exciting slate of commercial 3D feature films. Led by a management team that includes Chairman and Chief Production Officer Douglas Schwartz, creator and executive producer of "Baywatch," the world's most watched television series in history, and Chief Financial Officer, Goldman Sachs veteran Theodore Botts, Stereo Vision intends to produce and release at least fifteen 3D feature films over the next 5 years. Capitalizing on its long-standing studio relationships, Stereo Vision is uniquely positioned to be a significant player in future of the 3D motion picture industry.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our business strategy and development plans, plans for entering into new businesses, anticipated sources and uses of funds and other statements regarding our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions that are not historical facts. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results could differ materially from those discussed in this press release.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Courtesy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship:
For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2008
ROBERT EMERSON vs. MANVEL GAMBURYAN
DEMIAN MAIA vs. JASON MACDONALD
TAMDEN MCCRORY vs. LUKE CUMMO
DAN EVENSEN vs. CHEICK KONGO
JON JONES vs. ANDRE GUSMAO
STEVE BRUNO vs. CHRIS WILSON
RYAN THOMAS vs. BEN SAUNDERS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2008
LIVE FROM THE TARGET CENTER IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Las Vegas, NV (USA) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced the remaining fights for the upcoming UFC 87: SEEK AND DESTROY card, which features the UFC® Welterweight Title bout between Champion Georges St-Pierre and number one contender Jon Fitch, Live from Target Center in Minneapolis , Minnesota.
Just confirmed for the UFC 87 main card and undercard are exciting matchups between Robert Emerson vs. Manvel Gamburyan; Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald; Tamden McCrory vs. Luke Cummo; Dan Evensen vs. Cheick Kongo; Jon Jones vs. Andre Gusmao; Steve Bruno vs. Chris Wilson; and Ben Saunders vs. Ryan Thomas.
Tickets for UFC 87: SEEK AND DESTROY are on sale now and priced at $600, $400, $250, $125, $75 and $50. They are available at Target Center's Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 651.989.5151.
UFC 87: SEEK AND DESTROY is available live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. 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).
Robert Emerson (9-6, 1 NC) 5’9”/155 lbs., fighting out of Irvine, Calif. is known for being a hard hitting striker. A pro since 2002, who made his debut against former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver, Emerson undoubtedly paid his dues in mixed martial arts, not only with that bout, but by squaring off against the likes of Melvin Guillard, Javier Vasquez, and Dokonjonosuke Mishima in his formative years as a fighter. In 2007, he burst on the world scene with his stint on season five of The Ultimate Fighter®. Emerson engaged in an exciting battle with Gray Maynard in the season finale before the bout was ruled a no contest. Following his big win in February over Keita Nakamura, Emerson returns to face Manvel Gamburyan (10-3). What started as a dream run to the finals of The Ultimate Fighter’s fifth season for Gamburyan soon turned into a nightmare when a severe shoulder injury forced him to submit in the second round of his final bout against Nate Diaz. It was a disappointing finish for the 5’5”/155 lb. sparkplug, who thrilled fans with his aggressive style and charisma and let opponents know that size didn’t matter. Living up to his nickname of “Pitbull” after the injury, Gamburyan healed up, got back in the gym, and scored big wins over Nate Mohr and Jeff Cox in successive bouts. Now he just wants to fight as often as possible and he gets his chance once again as he takes on Emerson.
Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald (21-9) 6’3”/185 lbs., fighting out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, took close to seven years to get to the UFC. Once he got here with a first round win over Ed Herman in October of 2006, he made it clear that he was not going to be leaving anytime soon. Since then, “The Athlete” has won three of five fights in the Octagon™, defeating Chris Leben, Rory Singer, and old nemesis Joe Doerksen. He will be pushed to the limit once again by Jiu-Jitsu master Demian Maia, and MacDonald promises fireworks. But when a world-class grappler enters the MMA world, there is always a little skepticism. Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Maia (8-0) 6’0”/185 lb., winner of a seemingly endless array of grappling tournaments, including the world championships, Abu Dhabi, and Pan Ams, may be the exception to the rule. He is without question one of the premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world today, even owning a grappling win over UFC heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga. From the first time he put the gloves on in pro mixed martial arts, Maia has continued to impress. His transition to the pro game being smooth enough to garner him eight victories without a loss, with only one fight going the three round distance. Last October, he made his UFC debut with a first round submission win over Ryan Jensen, and in April he was even more impressive in submitting Ed Herman. Now Maia will go to battle with MacDonald.
Luke “The Silent Assassin” Cummo (9-5) 6’0”/170 lbs., fighting out of Long Island, NY first entered the consciousness of fight fans during the second season of The Ultimate Fighter series. The consensus was that this 28-year-old wasn’t your typical fighter. Despite his quirky behavior outside the Octagon, once Cummo stepped inside of it, it was clear that with his crisp standup game and knockout power, he was a fighter to be reckoned with. Since losing a close decision to Joe Stevenson in The Ultimate Fighter Season 2 finale in 2005, Cummo, a protégé of former welterweight champion Matt Serra, has continued to put on exciting fights. He pounded out a decision win over Jason Von Flue, and scored knockouts over Josh Haynes and Edilberto Crocota, all the while accelerating his development as a complete mixed martial artist. “The Silent Assassin” looks to get back in the win column after a hard fought decision loss to Luigi Fioravanti in March when he takes on fellow New Yorker Tamdan “The Barn Cat” McCrory (10-1). Cortland, New York’s McCrory may not look like your stereotypical fighter, but when the bell rings, all bets are off as the 6’4”/170 lb. banger immediately garners respect from his opponents for his size, power, and underrated ground game. Winner of his first UFC fight by submission over Pete Spratt in June of 2007, the 20-year old “Barn Cat” may have fallen short in an exciting bout against former PRIDE star Akihiro Gono last November. He plans on rebounding in style against Luke Cummo.
Cheick Kongo (21-4-1) 6’4”/240 lbs., fighting out of Paris, France was relatively unknown when he made his UFC debut in July of 2006 against Gilbert Aldana. He answered that question quickly and emphatically as he halted his rugged foe in a little over four minutes of the first round. Not everyone was sold on the dynamic striker, so Kongo jumped back in the Octagon a month later to defeat Christian Wellisch. After a temporary setback against Carmelo Marrero, he impressively defeated Assuerio Silva and PRIDE superstar Mirko Cro Cop in successive bouts. Even though he fell short via split decision against Heath Herring in March, he knows that if he gets by Dan Evensen, he will move one step closer to challenging for the title he has longed for since he began training. Dan “The Viking” Evensen (10-2-0) 6’5”/260 lbs., fighting out of Norway, is an imposing new force in the heavyweight division. Norway native Evensen won’t be looking for takedowns against Kongo, instead he’s searching for the knockout, something that has come naturally to him since his pro debut in 2002. Since his first fight, six of his ten wins have come by TKO or KO. With a four fight winning streak under his belt, he’s right on time to make his first trip to the UFC Octagon.
Andre Gusmao (5-0) 6’2”/205 lbs., fighting out of Goiania, Brazil is a former law student. This highly-touted light heavyweight prospect has incorporated a unique mix of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira into his fight game. The results have been perfect so far for the Brazilian who has put together an undefeated record that includes two knockout wins over always tough Mike Ciesnolevicz and only one decision victory. The 31-year old Gusmao, a protégé of Renzo Gracie, puts that unbeaten slate on the line against Jon Jones (6-0) 6’4”/205 lbs. A newcomer to the UFC Jones is a member of the Northeast-based Team BombSquad. At just 20 years old, Jones was a stand-out high school wrestler and state champion. He also recently won a national JUCO championship at Iowa Central Community College before applying his trade to MMA. Despite his strong base in wrestling, though, Jones has finished five of his six victories via knockout (with one submission win). He will now face the toughest test of his young career in Gusmao.
Chris “The Professor” Wilson (12-4, 1 NC) 6’1”/170 lbs., is a well rounded battler from Portland, Ore. Wilson made his UFC debut in March after four years of building a reputation as one of the most talented welterweights in the game today. After his spirited effort in losing a hard-fought three round decision to top welterweight contender Jon Fitch, “The Professor” has staked his claim as a legitimate contender in the Octagon. Owner of victories over UFC veterans Brandon Melendez, Jay Hieron, Rory Markham and Derrick Noble, the confident Wilson is back to square off against newcomer Steve Bruno. A retired Naval air crewman, Brooklyn’s Bruno 5’10”/170 lbs., relocated to Florida to train. The results for the talented 26-year old have been evident as he has compiled a 12-3 record that includes four straight wins that have all come by TKO, KO, or submission. For this jiu-jitsu fighter with the knockout punch, his previous success doesn’t mean a thing until he makes his mark in the Octagon. Now, American Top Team’s Bruno gets a tough assignment for his first UFC bout, as he takes on welterweight contender Wilson.
Ben “Killa B” Saunders (5-0-2) 6’3”/170 lbs., fighting out of Orlando, Fla., is unbeaten in seven pro fights. The 25-year old Saunders established himself as a fighter to watch with his stint on season six of The Ultimate Fighter. More importantly, he showed the heart of a champion by rising from a first round knockdown to beat Dan Barrera in their memorable war on the show. Saunders wouldn’t be able to move on with his promising career until he settled all his business with Barrera, something “Killa B” did with a dominating three round unanimous decision win over his rival at The Ultimate Fighter 6 finale last December. Even though he didn’t get the finish he wanted, Saunders did earn another shot to get into the UFC Octagon, this time against newcomer Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas (9-1). Fighting out of Danville, Ill., Thomas 6”0/170 lbs. is a division I wrestler from Eastern Illinois University and is well versed in jui jitsu. “The Tank Engine” is looking to push the pace against Saunders and come out with a win in his UFC debut.
For more information about UFC 87, UFC 88, UFC Fight Night, UFC 89, UFC 90 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
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 including iNDEMAND Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN Entertainment, Shaw Pay-Per-View, Bell ExpressVU, Viewers Choice and via the Internet worldwide on Yahoo! Sports, and commercially through Joe Hand Promotions. In addition to its North American distribution, UFC programming is distributed in over 100 countries and territories throughout the world. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com or www.ufcespanol.com.
Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Ultimate Fighting®, UFC®, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa™, The Octagon™ 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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Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:
A couple of odd things from World Wrestling Entertainment have taken place. There are reports that actor Freddie Prinze, Jr., a self-proclaimed lifelong wrestling fan, has joined the creative team. In what could be deemed even more strange, if that’s possible, Mike Adamle is now the General Manager on RAW. Brian Tramel of Rasslin’ Riot is reporting that Brian Christopher is in rehab, with WWE footing the bill under their assistance program for current employees and alumnus. GWH wishes him well and hope he comes out well. The ECW program, though still to be aired on Tuesday nights, moves to a 9:00 PM ET start on September 30. WWE’s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA, tonight. An updated card for WWE’s SummerSlam PPV on August 17: Edge versus the Undertaker for Hell in a Cell; Triple H versus the Great Khali; Mark Henry versus Matt Hardy; and John Cena versus Batista. (Rich Tate)
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. Click here for spoilers from Monday’s tapings. (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.
According to the Boston Herald, Walter ‘Killer’ Kowalski, at the age of 81, is in a nursing home in Everett, MA. The story notes he is bedridden, as his legs “no longer support him,” and has a pacemaker to keep him breathing. Click here for the full story. GWH sends its prayers and thoughts to the Killer, and his friends and family. (Rich Tate)
The International Wrestling Institute in Waterloo, IA, is looking to fans for assistance in refurbishing its facilities, destroyed by floods in that region in June. The damage has been estimated at about $400,000, including the need to replace walls, carpeting, furnishings, etc. The organization did not have flood insurance. If you would like to make a donation, contact Kent Sesker at (319) 233-0745, or by email at email@example.com. (Rich Tate)
The New Republic has posted a story on presidential candidate John McCain and his love for boxing and hatred of mixed martial arts. Click here for the article. (Rich Tate)
Jesse Ventura appeared on the Howard Stern show this morning. Among the highlights: Ventura talked about how he approached Hulk Hogan in 1987 to start a union, but Hogan balked; when asked about the Iron Sheik, he said had they started a union, the Sheik would be in better shape today; his political views were the bulk of the conversation, with him suggesting the U.S. was behind the 9/11 attacks, and believing if he was ever the President of the U.S. he would be assassinated; he referred to Osama Bin Laden as the new Lee Harvey Oswald, noting no charges have been brought against him to date; he said his decision not to run for the Senate was decided by a coin toss; he believes the majority of MMA events are fixed; he claimed that after Vince McMahon took 50% of his pay for appearing on an episode of the Fred Dryer television series “Hunter”, he decided to leave the company. (Rich Tate)
Hulk Hogan’s son Nick celebrated his 18 birthday in prison on Sunday, and was moved to an adult facility, according to reports. On Monday, Hogan’s daughter Brooke blasted media reports that claimed she snubbed her brother by not visiting him. In her myspace blog, she closed with “uhh...there's such thing as a back door you jerks.” Click here for the rest of the literary rant. Also on Monday, US Magazine posted a story with Hulk calling Linda the “most formidable opponent I’ve ever had.” Click here for the article. (Rich Tate)
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are the proud parents of a second daughter, Murphy Claire Levesque, born on Monday. GWH congratulates the Levesque-McMahon family and wishes everyone well. (Rich Tate)
Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update. (Rich Tate)
Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of Showtime All-Star Wrestling’s July 19 broadcast. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Lou Albano (75) and Scott Steiner (46).
Today in Memoriam: Wild Red Berry (66, 1973), Danny Dusek (1982), and Dennis Coraluzzo (48, 2001).
JULY 29, 1935 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – KEY ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Emilio Firpo defeated Totem Pole Anderson (2-1) > Sammy Miller defeated Joe Wolfe by disqualification > George Romanoff defeated Honey Boy Hackney (2-0)
JULY 29, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Otto Kuss defeated Tommy O’Toole > Milo Steinborn defeated Al Maynard > Dick Raines defeated George Hagen
JULY 29, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Chief War Eagle defeated Billy McEwen > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Lon Chaney defeated Johnny Marrs* to win title / Notes: Johnny Marrs had been billed as the Southern Lightweight Champion since June 17, 1936.
JULY 29, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Doc Poole > Gus Kallio defeated Young Londos by countout / Notes: Aside from the match between Gus Kallio and Young Londos, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
JULY 29, 1937 (THURSDAY) – NASHVILLE, GA – NASHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Tom Cody – Promoter) > Pat Newman versus Abe Friedman > Alan Eustace versus Slim Zimble / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 29, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ben Morgan defeated Charlie Harben > The Black Menace defeated Frank Marconi > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Tom Mahoney* defeated George Holmes > Johnny Long & Don McIntyre defeated Al Galento & Babe Zaharias / Notes: Tom Mahoney had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Al Massey on July 15, 1949, in Atlanta.
JULY 29, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Shire versus Red McIntyre > Eddie Gossett versus Chet Wallick > Art Nelson defeated Farmer Jones > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie* by disqualification / Notes: Roy Shire and Red McIntyre were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Eddie Gossett and Chet Wallick, but no results were reported after the card. Freddie Blassie had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since he allegedly defeated Mr. Moto on February 8, 1954, in Birmingham, AL. Bobby Wallace managed Shire.
JULY 29, 1957 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre & Mike Clancy defeated Freddie Blassie & Kurt Von Brawner by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Edouard Carpentier* defeated Bob Langevin (2-0) / Notes: Edouard Carpentier had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Lou Thesz on June 14, 1957, in Chicago, IL, when Thesz injured his back and could not finish the match. In a rematch between them on July 24, 1957, in Montreal, PQ, Thesz won by disqualification and began claiming the title, but the NWA still recognized Carpentier as its champion.
JULY 29, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel, Leo Garibaldi & Bill Dromo defeated Tony Neopolitan, Corsica Jean & Mr. X (2) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee defeated Dick Steinborn* to win title / Notes: Dick Steinborn had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Mighty Yankee on July 22, 1960, in Atlanta.
JULY 29, 1965 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa versus Corsica Jean > Ken & Chris Lucas versus Wildman Phillips and the Mongolian / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
JULY 29, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Charlie Carr > Tito Carreon defeated Pancho Rosario > The Golden Terror defeated Danny Little Bear > Buddy Fuller defeated Wildman Wehba > Ray Gunkel defeated George Harris > Butcher Vachon defeated Kenny Ackles > Texas Death Tag Team Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Infernos / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Mario Galento managed Enrique & Alberto Torres. With the program for this card, Atlanta office members are once again listed, and there have been no changes: Bill Hartman (Ticket Sales), George Burie (Timekeeper), and Ed Capral (Announcer). It was announced that the Fabulous Moolah, Eric & Karl Von Brauner, and Saul Weingeroff would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
JULY 29, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Jessica Rogers defeated Kay Noble > Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Tony Nero & Gorilla Marconi > The Kentuckians defeated the Super Assassins by disqualification / Notes: The Super Manager managed the Super Assassins.
JULY 29, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ox Baker defeated George Grant > Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo and Bill Bowman & Joe Turner wrestled to a draw > Mr. X defeated Nick Russo / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.
JULY 29, 1972 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wayne Cowan versus Tim Geohagen > Mixed Tag Team Match: Rocket Monroe & Toni Rose versus Nick Russo & Dottie Downs > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner versus Argentina Apollo & the Avenger > Bob Armstrong versus Ox Baker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 29, 1974 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn versus King Pago Pago > Ron & Terry Garvin versus Dennis Stamp & Bill Dromo > Roger Kirby versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Super A, Ole & Gene Anderson versus the Professional, Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* versus Buddy Colt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
JULY 29, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Malone defeated Don Kernodle > Sonny King defeated George McCreery > Bob Backlund defeated Billy Spears > Bob Griffin defeated Bobby Duncum > No DQ / No TL Match: Leon Ogle defeated Jerry Lawler > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2* to win title / Notes: Gary Hart managed Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.
JULY 29, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill White defeated Roberto Soto > Jacques Goulet defeated Richard Blood > Dino Bravo defeated Randy Savage > Dusty Rhodes & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Lars & Gene Anderson > Tony Atlas versus Pak Song ruled a no contest > No DQ / No TL Match: Bill Watts defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.
JULY 29, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ric Flair defeated Bearcat Brown > Steve Regal defeated Barry Orton > King Kong Mosca defeated Dennis Johnson > Sonny King defeated Bill Irwin > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Ken Dillinger & the Challenger / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.
JULY 29, 1980 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton defeated Steve Regal > Dennis Condrey defeated Chavo Guerrero > Terry Taylor defeated Eddy Mansfield > Steve Keirn & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Assassins > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Mark Lewin / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.
JULY 29, 1981 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Wells defeated Mike Sharpe > Ted Oates & Bruno Sammartino, Jr., and Jim Duggan & the French Angel wrestled to a draw > Steve O defeated Bryan St. John > Tommy Rich defeated Ken Patera by disqualification > Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka defeated Ted DiBiase & Bruce Reed
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Courtesy of ProElite, Inc.:
LOS ANGELES--July 29, 2008--ProElite, Inc. (OTB:PELE.PK) today announced that it has named three new outside directors to its Board. With the appointments of Robert E. Brierley, Edward C. Hannah and Edward Corey, the Board now includes the three new outside members, two members seated pursuant to contractual appointment rights with key financial and strategic business partners, and company CEO Charles F. Champion, who has been elected the Board's Chairman.
Four prior directors - Kurt Brendlinger, Doug DeLuca, David Marshall and Gary Shaw - have resigned from the board. DeLuca and Shaw also have resigned as Chief Strategy Officer and President of EliteXC respectively, but will continue to provide consulting services to the Company under the terms described in the Form 8-K the company filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
"ProElite is in the process of transitioning from its private company beginnings to broader public ownership and governance, and this is a step in that direction," Champion said. "The new directors offer all our shareholders an increased level of independent representation."
Robert Brierley is currently President and CEO of Aircuity, Inc. He has held executive level positions with Extraction Systems (CFO), Access Media (CFO) and Phoenix Controls Corp. (COO); and he was on the Board of Youbet.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBET). Brierley, who earned his MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management, will chair the Board's audit committee.
Edward C. Hannah is a partner practicing in the corporate group of the international law firm of Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg. He advises both targets and acquirers in public and private acquisitions and counsels public companies on corporate governance. Hannah headed corporate development and served as chief legal counsel to Magna Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ:MECAD) or its public company parent from 2001-04. He was a senior executive with Headline Media Group, Inc. in Canada, where he was a manager of The Score Television Network and related sports and entertainment companies. Hannah has a degree in economics and political science from Yale University. He earned his law degree at Harvard.
Edward Corey is the principal shareholder of Corey & Corey, a law firm he founded in 1994. He specializes in business litigation with emphasis on contract, employment, and general civil litigation. His practice also includes representation of clients starting new businesses. Corey is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He received his law degree with honors from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge.
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. A global leader in MMA, it has established a partnership with CBS that brings MMA to a major primetime network and an exclusive distribution agreement for its program library with IMG Media.
ProElite showcases the world's top MMA fighters through EliteXC (www.elitexc.com) and www.ProElite.com, its social media platform which continues to add thousands of subscribers each month in connection with its live streaming MMA events, social networking tools, and original and partner-driven content.
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1.7, according to Nielsen Media Research's data.
I don't know shit about Saturday-night viewing patterns, but I do know, come October, if we see anything even close to this, it may be curtains for this relationship.
Note: I originally listed overnight numbers of 2.1/4.0, but those were for the network, not this show. I apologize for any inconvenience.
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2.4, according to Nielsen Media Research's data (and the beat goes on).
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Courtesy of Victory Pro Wrestling:
VPW Eclipsed 7/26/08
Official Results & Notes
VPW would like to thank the over 250 fans that came out to Deer Park for a special fundraiser event in support of the Deer Park Community Center. A lot of money was raised for a great cause and a fun time was had by all.
The night started out with a battle between two of VPW’s top cruiserweights, “Masculine Marvel” Sabotage and “The Miracle” Javi-Air. The sneakiness of the Best Bodies, Inc. member was not enough to overcome the heart of Javi-Air.
Next was a triple threat matches featuring two impressive VPW debuts and one VPW veteran. Nightmare defeated “The Answer” Pete Simmons and Hawaii Allen in a competitive match.
Following that encounter, a member of the Deer Park Community Center management team, Greg Stengel, came out to thank the fans for coming out and supporting the center. Stengel is known as Coach Greg to many of the fans in attendance. Unfortunately, Coach Greg was rudely interrupted by Nick Noshus. Noshus berated Stengel and demanded that he leave “his” ring. Eventually Stengel had enough and shoved Noshus down. This confrontation was cause for VSK, one half of Livewired, to hit the ring and prematurely start their match. Despite his best effort, Noshus proved too much for VSK to handle. That loss didn’t stop Coach Greg from dropping a big splash on Noshus to make sure that he shut up the bully for the night.
The fourth match of this special event saw Best Bodies, Inc. member, “Ultra Sexy” Joe So Delicious defeat “Smooth Operator” Mike Gallagher.
After that was the VPW Championship match between champion Jason Static and longtime rival, Richie Tyler. Unfortunately, Tyler couldn’t overcome the leader of Best Bodies, Inc. While Static remains champion, he has number one contender Mack Daddy Flexx looming on the horizon.
Next was a singles match featuring members of rival tag teams. JMS of Livewired defeated Justin Toxic of Pretty Poison. Livewired and Pretty Poison have already had several encounters in VPW and both teams are looking to get a shot at VPW Tag Team Champions Eclipse.
It was then time for the Jerry Fitzwater Show. Fitzwater was back from his semiannual overseas hair beautification that caused him to miss the event two weeks back. Fitzwater’s guests were members of VTG Enterprises including Vinny the Guido, Scotty Rio and Johnny “Muscles” Marinara. Fitzwater was seeking Vinny’s thoughts on potentially being forced out of VPW. Rio and Muscles were set to face the Funky Fresh Boyz in a match that would have the losing team’s manager leave VPW. That meant that either Vinny the Guido or Ms. Terri would be gone. The Funky Fresh Boyz decided to crash the party and get their match going right then. The fans were hoping for Vinny to hit the road, but unfortunately, the Funky Fresh Boyz went down and Ms. Terri is out.
The eighth match was a special exhibition tag team match that will not be included on the DVD. The Flight Crew defeated Richie Tyler and Hawaii Allen. The Flight Crew consisted of Mike Flight and Jason Static. They were accompanied by Mile High Melissa.
The main event of the evening saw reigning VPW Tag Team Champions Eclipse defeat their archrivals, the Suburban SWAT Team. Both teams have been at war with each other for all of 2008 and things don’t look like they are cooling off anytime soon. Mikey Old School accompanied the Suburban SWAT Team to the ring.
VPW 2008 Upcoming Event Schedule
September 6th – Centereach VFW Hall
November 1st – Centereach VFW Hall
December 13th – Centereach VFW Hall
More dates to be announced!
Check out www.VictoryProWrestling.com for complete details.
VPW Wrestling School
For those looking to enter the wrestling business as a wrestler, manager or referee, look no further than the VPW Wrestling School. The school is conveniently located at the Deer Park Community Center in Long Island. Sessions are held every Sunday from 4pm until 10pm. The Deer Park Community Center is located at 41 Homer Avenue in Deer Park, New York.
Call 631-357-1810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for complete details.
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Tomorrow, the former WCW champion and current WAMMA VP of Public Relations will head to Hollywood, where he'll be a celebrity contestant on 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?,' which will be the last episode of the current season.
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Monday, July 28, 2008
Courtesy of GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com:
Due to the fact our coverage has expanded beyond the state of Georgia this year, we are making the logical change to the name of our daily report to remind folks that Georgia Wrestling History is no longer just about Georgia, as we continue to try and promote the support of local wrestling throughout the southeastern United States. While GWH is primarily in existence to pay tribute to the past, we also feel it is important to help keep the spirit alive on the local scene as well. Thus, in addition to documenting the past to the best of our abilities, which is a never-ending search for information and accuracy, we also keep up with what is going on around us today. Our coverage not only includes the Georgia scene, but we also hit Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, as well as World Wrestling Entertainment, Total Nonstop Action, Ring of Honor, the National Wrestling Alliance, and the American Wrestling Association. We thank everyone for their continued support, and remind you that the content within the reports are only a small slice of what can be found at our site. (Rich Tate)
World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, tonight. As well as broadcasting live, there will be tapings for Saturday Night’s Main Event. (Rich Tate)
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)
Alternative Pro Wrestling will present “Freedom Fight ‘08” at the Gym in Royston, GA, located on Cherry Street, on August 1. Bell time is 8:15 PM, and doors open at 7:45. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and children under 6 are admitted free of charge. Advertised: J.T. Talent defends the APW Southern States Heavyweight Title against Shadow Jackson; Azrael & Darkness, with Lloth, defend the APW Tag Team Title against Bo Newsome & Slim J and the Friday Night Franchise (Matt Sells & Ryan Michaels) in a three-way; Chris Mayne defends the APW North Georgia Heavyweight Title against Seth Delay; Jeremy Vain versus Billy Buck; and Chris King versus the Royston Brawler. Also advertised: Chris Damien, Kareem Abdul Jamar, and Stryknyn. (Rich Tate)
R&B Entertainment Wrestling will be in Jesup, GA, at the Cracker Williams Recreation Center on August 3. Doors open at 2:30 PM and bell time is at 3:00. Tickets are $5. Advertised: National Championship, 4 Corners Elimination Tag Match featuring Vern Von Rashke (c) vs. "The Modern-Day Cowboy" Chris Anthony vs. Blade Walker vs. "Playboy" Jason Hayes. For the RBW Heavyweight Championship, Scotty Bullwinkle (c) vs. "The Broken Angel" FEAR. For the RBW Tag Team Championship, Fuego & Big Joe (c) vs. "The Hot One" Lance Alonte & Justin Taylor. Also advertised: "Top Story" Morgan Davis, Dallas Riley, Sektor, The Ring Lord, and The Gangsta Nation. R & B is owned and operated by Redd Groover and Billy Westberry. It is a non-profit organization that promotes wrestling shows to raise money for diabetes and other research. Redd is a former 30 year diabetic and Billy has been diagnosed with diabetes. (Thomas Bugg)
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.
Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry. (Rich Tate)
GWH wishes a happy birthday to Jeremy Vain (27) and Billy Buck.
Today in Memoriam: Jackie Simpson (1999), Harlem Warlord (32, 2000), Lou Pitoscia (76, 2005), and Karl Gotch (82, 2007).
JULY 28, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPILLER FIELD (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cy Williams defeated Scotty Scott > Milo Steinborn defeated Jim Hesslyn (2-1)
JULY 28, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Schuh and Dobie Osborne wrestled to a draw > Milo Steinborn defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification > Dan O’Connor defeated Dorv Roche
JULY 28, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey defeated Babe Zaharias > Jack Wentworth & Wally Greb defeated John Mauldin & Dick Lever > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification
JULY 28, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) – DALTON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward defeated Andy Parkat > Bill Steddum and Chico Cortez wrestled to a draw / Notes: Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the match between Bill Steddum and Chico Cortez. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
JULY 28, 1950 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Gossett defeated Red Roberts > Don McIntyre and Buddy Knox wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Beverly Lehmer defeated Jean Holland > Women’s Match: Mae Young defeated Eva Lee > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson* defeated Tarzan White by countout / Notes: Art Nelson had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on July 7, 1950, in Atlanta. It was being reported that McIntyre had offered Nelson $200 for a shot at the title, but Nelson still balked at giving him the rematch. It was announced that Bill Longson would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
JULY 28, 1951 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey versus Jack Moore > Mike Paidousis versus Ben Morgan > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson defeated Don McIntyre* to win title > Baron Leone versus the Great Scott / Notes: Aside from the match between Art Nelson and Don McIntyre, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Golden Terror on March 30, 1951, in Atlanta.
JULY 28, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ronnie Etchison versus Jack Dillon > Frank Townsend versus the Skull > Ray Gunkel versus Angelo Poffo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were two referees for the match between Ray Gunkel versus Angelo Poffo. Bronko Lubich managed Poffo.
JULY 28, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marco Polo and Guy Mitchell wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Matt Jewell defeated McKinley Pickens > Guy Mitchell & Marco Polo defeated Gypsy Joe & the Masked Phantom (2) at 60:00 > Ray Gunkel defeated Tommy Bell at 0:05 > The Sheik defeated Johnny Reid at 5:00 > AWA World Heavyweight Title Cage Match: Bob Ellis defeated Dick the Bruiser* by disqualification / Notes: The Sheik was escorted to the ring by his valet Princess Salima. This card was originally scheduled to take place at Ponce de Leon Ball Park, but the threat of inclement weather moved it indoors. Dick the Bruiser had been the reigning US Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Detroit, MI, office, since he defeated Bobo Brazil on February 28, 1961, in Detroit. For some reason it was being called the AWA World Heavyweight Title here, and the Bruiser was being billed as such. It was announced that wrestling bear Terrible Ted would be on the card on August 4, 1961. Marco Polo participated in an autograph session for fans.
JULY 28, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Eisenburg and the Destroyer wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Judy Grable defeated Marie Darnell > Wildman Phillips defeated Bob Hamby
JULY 28, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Kozak versus Bob Boyer > Mixed Women’s Tag Team Match: Barbara Galento & Diamond Lil versus Terry Majors & Darling Dagmar > Jesse James versus the Mongolian > Mario Galento versus Wildman Phillips / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JULY 28, 1966 (THURSDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kenny Mack versus Tito Carreon > Dick Steinborn versus George Harris > Danny Little Bear & Chief Crazy Horse versus the Infernos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
JULY 28, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Nandor defeated Chico Cortez > Ricky Hunter defeated Jerry Graham by disqualification > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Alex Perez & Louie Tillet > El Mongol defeated Tim Geohagen > Stan & Butcher Vachon defeated Ramon Torres & Mr. Wrestling > Loser Leaves Match (No DQ): Alberto Torres defeated Mad Dog Vachon / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. The program for this card mentioned that Lou Thesz would be a guest on the Today Show on August 3, 1967, to be interviewed by guest hosts Hugh Downs and Joe Garagiola. It was announced that Thesz and Sputnik Monroe would be wrestling on the card on August 4, 1967.
JULY 28, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Sharon Joyce defeated Rita Boucher > Sabu Singh defeated Rocket Monroe > Bob Armstrong and Derrell Cochran wrestled to a draw > Nick Bockwinkel and Doug Gilbert wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Leon Ogle was credited as being a referee for this card. This is the first Macon program we have that mentions details on the “Macon Championship Wrestling” program, which could be seen every Saturday on WCWB Channel 41 at 1:00 PM, hosted by Don McGouirk and Ralph Freed. It also credits some office members, with Choo-Choo Lynn recognized as Assistant Promoter to Fred Ward and Gordon Price as Ring Announcer. It was announced that Dory Funk, Jr., would be wrestling in Atlanta on August 11, 1970.
JULY 28, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cisco Grimaldo defeated Nick Russo > Women’s Match: Toni Rose defeated Debbie Johnson > Assassin #1 defeated Jesse James > Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo defeated Bill Bowman & Joe Turner by disqualification > Brass Knuckles Match: Rocket Monroe defeated Billy Spears > Dick Steinborn and Assassin #2 wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > No TL / No DQ Match: Ox Baker defeated the Avenger / Notes: Charlie Smith and Bill McMinn were credited as being referees for this card. Debbie Johnson participated in an autograph session for fans. The program for this card mentioned that Ray Gunkel, the Brass Knucks Champion, also still held the Georgia Television Title. Gunkel had been the reigning Brass Knucks Champion since he defeated Ox Baker on June 30, 1972, in Atlanta, and Georgia Television Champion since he defeated Big John on October 15, 1971, in Atlanta. In an ad in this program for the television program, the Wednesday time slot, which began as a second weekly broadcast several weeks prior, is no longer mentioned. It was announced that Nick Bockwinkel and Haystacks Calhoun would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
JULY 28, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Super Gladiator defeated John Black > Tommy Seigler defeated Tarzan Tyler by disqualification > Rock Hunter & Assassin #2 and Argentina Apollo & El Mongol wrestled to a draw > Randy Curtis versus the Golden Gladiator ruled a no contest / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.
JULY 28, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears defeated Greg Lake > Tom Jones & Jim Wilson defeated Bill White & Ed Wiskowski > Roy Lee Welch, Bob Orton, Jr., & Mr. Griffin and Bobby Duncum & the Super Infernos wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.
JULY 28, 1973 (SATURDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND ACADEMY GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane & Billy Spears versus Bob Orton Jr., & Mr. Wrestling #2 > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* versus Bill Watts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Toni Rose, Vicky Williams, and the Fabulous Moolah were scheduled, but no details were reported following the card.
JULY 28, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pez Whatley defeated Len Denton > The French Angel defeated Roger Howell > Sonny King defeated Rick McGraw > Stan Hansen and Ernie Ladd wrestled to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* defeated Rick Martel & Tommy Rich > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Assassin > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Thunderbolt Patterson
JULY 28, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Baron Von Raschke defeated Lars Anderson > Steve Regal defeated Charlie Fulton > Dennis Condrey defeated Steve Keirn > Assassin #1 defeated Chavo Guerrero > Lars Anderson defeated Assassin #2 > Kevin Sullivan defeated Mark Lewin / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Mark Lewin.
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