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Tuesday, January 6, 2009


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Tonight’s edition of Dan Masters Live features a blend of wrestling and entertainment news and information, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.

Tomorrow night’s Peach State Pandemonium, with hosts Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, along with Tim Dix, presents opinion-based commentary on top stories across the world of pro wrestling and will be joined by J.J. Dillon. We will also have a special announcement. The show begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by the GWHRN.

The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from World Wrestling Entertainment, is as follows: Jack Swagger versus Finlay; Alicia Fox versus Katie Lea; and Matt Hardy versus Mark Henry. The Boogeyman is also in action. Click here for spoilers.

WWE results from the RAW broadcast at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA, on January 5: Melina & Goldust over Beth Phoenix & Santino Marella; CM Punk over WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Champion William Regal by disqualification in a title match; John Morrison & the Miz over Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title, with Mike Knox attacking Mysterio afterward; Kelly Kelly over Jillian Hall; Cody Rhodes & Sim Snuka over Cryme Tyme; and Shawn Michaels & John Cena over Randy Orton & Chris Jericho.

Mike Johnson is reporting that various reports last night of Christian Cage being in New Orleans were false.

An updated lineup for WWE’s Royal Rumble PPV, which will be broadcast live from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI, on January 25. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against JBL; Beth Phoenix defends the WWE Women’s Title against Melina; Jeff Hardy defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against Edge; and the thirty-man rumble match featuring Triple H, the Big Show, Vladimir Kozlov, Shelton Benjamin, the Undertaker, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, and more to be announced.

Ring of Honor will be at Sports Network and Fitness in Manassas, VA, on January 16. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness versus Tyler Black; Jay Briscoe will team with a partner yet to be announced against the American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards), with Larry Sweeney; Delirious versus the Necro Butcher in a grudge match; Brent Albright & Erick Stevens versus Damien Wayne & Chris Escobar; and Rhett Titus versis Sean Denny. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

ROH will be at the Inman Sports Club in Edison, NJ, on January 17. Advertised: Bryan Danielson versus Jerry Lynn; a grudge match featuring Jimmy Jacobs versus Tyler Black; a four-corners match featuring Necro Butcher and three others to be announced; Brent Albright versus Rhett Titus; and Jay Briscoe versus Chris Escobar. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

ROH will be at the Michigan State Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Detroit, MI, on January 30. Advertised: Kevin Steen & El Generico will defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against opponents not yet announced. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

ROH will be at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL, on January 31. Advertised: Brent Albright, Erick Stevens, Roderick Strong, and another partner to be announced versus Sweet N Sour, Inc., in a caged grudge match. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

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

The United Wrestling Association will be at the Seymour Hardware & Building Supply in Seymour, TN, tonight.

The following information in regard to birthdays and memoriams has been compiled from various sources. In the event you can let us know of any omissions or corrections, please email to contributions@georgiawrestlinghistory.com.

Today’s Birthdays: Gladys Gillem (1921), Tony ‘Ludvig Borga’ Halme (1963), and Jacqueline Moore (1964 or 1966).

Today In Memoriam: Mario Galento (74, 1989), Ralph Pulley (36, 1992), and Joe ‘Killer’ Christie (82, 1999).

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the December 13 broadcast of NWA Main Event.

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.


JANUARY 6, 1888 (FRIDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA (Promoter – Unknown) > Mixed Styles Match: Duncan C. Ross defeated Greek George / Notes: It was reported that one of the styles used in the match between Duncan C. Ross and Greek George included Ross’ specialty, the Side Hold, and that the two men had a side bet of $250 on the match. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

JANUARY 6, 1905 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Mixed Greco-Roman / Catch-as-Catch-Can Match: M.J. Dwyer defeated Charles Leonhardt

JANUARY 6, 1927 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Browning defeated Jack Clark > Joe Mondt and Jack Washburn wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Strangler Lewis defeated Cliff Binkley (2-0) / Notes: It was reported that 2,000 were in attendance for this card. Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.

JANUARY 6, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Jake Fulcher defeated Jack Taylor (2-0) > Mike Nazarian and Jack Ross wrestled to a draw > Lee Meyers defeated Buddy Knox (2-0)

JANUARY 6, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Montana versus Paddy Nolan > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Bad Boy Brown > John Mauldin versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.

JANUARY 6, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Roy Mitchell versus Mr. X > Bob Shipp & Tommy Ward versus Joe Estes & Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 6, 1950 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Earl Wampler and Bibber McCoy wrestled to a draw > The Blimp defeated Bibber McCoy at 8:00 > Don McIntyre defeated Jim Coffield at 21:00 > Johnny Long & Nick Carter defeated Jack LaRue & Joe Marsh at 31:00 / Notes: Following the match between Johnny Long & Nick Carter and Jack LaRue & Joe Marsh, LaRue chased Long down the aisle and decked him when they were on the stage, knocking Long down the steps.

JANUARY 6, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Mackay and Billy Blassie wrestled to a draw > Red McIntyre defeated Whitey Whittler > Don Roche defeated Boris Kalmikoff > World Tag Team Title Match: Roger Mackay & Jackie Nichols defeated Freddie & Billy Blassie* to win title / Notes: Freddie & Billy Blassie had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Don McIntyre & Jerry Graham on December 23, 1955, in Atlanta.

JANUARY 6, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bud Pella defeated Mike Paidousis by disqualification > Vince Bryant & Bud Pella defeated Mike Paidousis & Mr. X (1) > Johnny Weaver defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification

JANUARY 6, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Bill Dromo & Maria Perez defeated Gypsy Joe & the Fabulous Moolah > Handicap Match: Don Leo Jonathan defeated Danny Miller & Chief Little Eagle > Tuxedo Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: The match between Ray Gunkel and Freddie Blassie featured both men wrestling in tuxedos. Bill Dromo participated in an autograph session for fans.

JANUARY 6, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lorenzo Parente defeated Corsica Joe > Lorenzo Parente defeated the Mighty Hercules > Joe Scarpa and Tarzan Tyler wrestled to a draw

JANUARY 6, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack & Bob Dalton versus the Mysterious Medics > Billy Hines versus Sputnik Monroe > Midget Match: Pee Wee James versus Lord Littlebrook > Charlie Carr versus Buddy Fuller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

JANUARY 6, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Joe Kono > Bill Dromo and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Bette Boucher > El Mongol defeated Jack Bence > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated the Reptiles > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon > No DQ / No TL Match: Buddy Fuller defeated Leo Garibaldi / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Professor Powell managed the Reptiles. It was announced that Lou Thesz, Alberto Torres, Nick Kozak, Krusher Kowalski, and Jack Daniels would be wrestling on the card on January 13, 1967.

JANUARY 6, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Louie Tillet wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling defeated Kenny Mack > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Gauchos by disqualification > Oki Shikina & Dr. M (1) defeated Johnny Walker & Silento Rodriguez / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. This episode appeared from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, which is outside of its normal time slot of 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Jack Crawford managed Oki Shikina & Dr. M.

JANUARY 6, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Vincent Lopez and the Spoiler wrestled to a draw > Bill Kane defeated Greg Peterson > Women’s Match: Donna Christianello defeated Rita Boucher > Doug Gilbert, Roberto & Cyclone Soto defeated Paul DeMarco, Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt.

JANUARY 6, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Rock Hunter defeated Roberto Soto > Assassin #2 and El Mongol wrestled to a draw > Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo defeated the Hollywood Blonds

JANUARY 6, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eddie Graham defeated the Masked Marvel by disqualification > Sputnik & Rocket Monroe defeated Bob Armstrong & Pedro Columbo > Jay Strongbow defeated the Zodiac by disqualification > Handicap Match: Bill Watts defeated Ronnie Hill & Paul Jones / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Jack Crawford managed the Masked Marvel.

JANUARY 6, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Golden and Chuck O’Connor wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Mighty Yankee #1 > Jerry Brisco defeated Ron Garvin > Rocky Johnson defeated Mighty Yankee #2 > Robert Fuller defeated Bob Orton, Jr., by countout > Texas Death Match: Ken Patera defeated Assassin #2 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

JANUARY 6, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings defeated Taru Hayashi > Jay Clayton defeated Rocket Monroe > Tony Garea versus Luke Graham ruled a no contest > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Jay Strongbow > Bob Armstrong defeated the Spoiler > Texas Death Match: Dick Slater defeated Rock Hunter / Notes: Moondog Mayne was barred from the building during the match between Dick Slater and Rock Hunter. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

JANUARY 6, 1977 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Tony Russo and Johnny Eagle wrestled to a draw > Red Bastien defeated the Blue Scorpion > Bill Dromo defeated Bill White > Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title Match: Dino Bravo & Mr. Wrestling #1* defeated Randy & Lanny Poffo > US Heavyweight Title Match: Rufus R. Jones defeated Blackjack Mulligan* by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 1,100 were in attendance for this card.

JANUARY 6, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Cowboy Lang defeated Willie Wilson > Women’s Battle Royal: Pepper LaBianca defeated Toni Rose, the Fabulous Moolah, Tippi Wells, Suzette Ferrier, Joyce Grable, and Vivian St. John > Battle Royal: Stan Hansen defeated Abdullah the Butcher, Dick Slater, Dusty Rhodes, Jacques Goulet, Randy Savage, Mr. Wrestling #2, Tony Atlas, Pak Song, and Jerry Stubbs > Dick Slater defeated Pak Song > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Jerry Stubbs > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jacques Goulet > Tony Atlas defeated Randy Savage > Stan Hansen defeated Dusty Rhodes / Notes: It was reported that the purses for the battle royals were $2,500 (men’s) and $1,500 (women’s). Stan Hansen and Dusty Rhodes were the last men in the ring at the end of the men’s battle royal, so their match determined the winner of the purse. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

JANUARY 6, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Wahoo McDaniel versus King Kong Mosca > Tape: Tommy Rich & Dusty Rhodes versus Ernie Ladd & Stan Hansen > Raymond Rougeau defeated Frank Dusek > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Mike Stansel & Bobcat Rice > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Bryan St. John > Blackjack Lanza defeated Chick Donovan > Tommy Rich defeated Ron Moates / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.