Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 3-8-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/08/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be in Columbia, SC, at the Colonial Life Arena, today. Advertised: Jeff Hardy & the Undertaker versus Umaga & the Big Show; and Shelton Benjamin defends the WWE US Heavyweight Title against MVP. Also on the bill: Matt Hardy, the Great Khali, R-Truth, Ezekiel, Brian Kendrick, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., Maria, Jimmy Wang Yang, Michelle McCool, Eve, and Carlito & Primo Colon. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

WWE’s RAW/ECW crew will be in Savannah, GA, at the Savannah Civic Center today. Advertised: John Cena & Rey Mysterio, Jr., versus Randy Orton & Edge; and Chris Jericho versus Kofi Kingston. Also on the bill: Jack Swagger, Christian, Cryme Tyme, John Morrison, the Miz, Finlay, Hornswoggle, Melina, Beth Phoenix, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Teddy Long, Kelly Kelly, and Goldust. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, GA, on March 6: Beth Phoenix & Maryse over Kelly Kelly & Melina; Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Goldust; John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme; Finlay over Tyson Kidd; Jack Swagger over Christian; Kofi Kingston over William Regal; and John Cena & Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Chris Jericho & Edge.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, today. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 4:00. For more information, call (478) 329-8002.

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: Freddie Prinze, Jr. (1976).

Today In Memoriam: Bull Curry (71, 1985) and the Black Shadow (82, 2007).

Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson will appear on tomorrow’s Live with Regis and Kelly.

Click here for an article from Alex Marvez on Consequences Creed.

Click here for Mike Mooneyham’s weekly article for the Charleston Post and Courier.

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results for March 7 from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, where a reported 55 attended: Kevin Dunn beat J.D. Fluffy; Psycho Medic beat Tatsu (importing the gimmick from SAW apparently); Chris Norte beat Anthony Wayne and Jason Xavier in a 3-way when Norte pinned Wayne; Derrick Neal vs. Saint went to a double countout; Psycho Medic beat Kevin Dunn; Damien Payne & Kevin James vs. Steven Green & Cody Weatherby went to a time limit draw.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex on March 12 with "Trinity Explosion". The advertised main event is a GCW Tag Team Title Match, Champions Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks, with Quentin Michaels) vs. Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One, with Wicked Nemesis); Contender’s Match, J-Rod vs. Sal Rinauro; Frankie Valentine vs. Kyle Matthews; Bobby Moore vs. Tex Monroe; plus Rob Adonis, and the return of Bobby Sanford as one half of the Midnight Studs (ICW Florida Tag Team Champions) along with J.T. Flash. Tickets are $10 ringside and $8 general admission. For reserved seating, call 334-664-1780.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling presents "the Bison Bash" on March 14 at Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN. All proceeds will be used to purchase new weight room equipment for the school. The advertised main event will be a SAW International Title Match, Champion Kid Kash vs. Arrick "the Dragon" Andrews; Chase Stevens vs. Andy Douglas (with Paul Adams); Gary Valiant vs. “Maniac” Marc Anthony; T.J. Harley vs. Jon Michael; Derrick King & J.T. Stahr (with Sista O’Feelya) vs. L.T. Falk & Drew Haskins; a Faculty Free-For-All featuring Melissa Neely vs. Brandon Smart; plus Hammerjack and more. Bell time is 8pm. Tickets available at Station Camp High School main office or request tickets via email at fullforcepro@aol.com. Tickets are $10 ringside and $8 general admission.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the February 7 broadcast of SAW.

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.

NOSTALGIA

MARCH 8, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lumpkin defeated Lou Plummer by countout at 23:32 > Steve Znoski defeated Blue Sun Jennings

MARCH 8, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Pat Austin versus Young Londos > Eddie Wagner versus Bull Schmidt > Bill Ward versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 8, 1935 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Harry Nixon versus Chippewa Charlie > John Mauldin versus Sammy Miller > Hugh Winn versus Tiny Ruff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bull Schmidt was credited as being a referee for this card.

MARCH 8, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Paddy Nolan versus Joe Wheeler > Sammy Miller versus Bull Rico > Tarzan Jordan defeated Gene LeBell (2-1) / Notes: Aside from the match between Tarzan Jordan and Gene LeBell, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

MARCH 8, 1951 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Coulter and Rube Wright wrestled to a draw > Tom Mahoney defeated Bob Orton > The Golden Terror defeated Nick Carter

MARCH 8, 1957 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nelson Royal defeated Tokyo Joe by disqualification > Red McIntyre and the Great Mitsu wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Tokyo Joe & the Great Mitsu defeated Nelson Royal & Red McIntyre

MARCH 8, 1957 (FRIDAY) – FOREST PARK, GA – FOREST PARK HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Donn Lewin versus Guy LaRose > Don McIntyre versus Mark Lewin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 8, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Alexander & Pepper Rodriguez versus Krusher Larson & the Great John L. > Handicap Match: Haystacks Calhoun defeated Freddie Blassie & Jack Terry / Notes: Bill Alexander & Pepper Rodriguez and Krusher Larson & the Great John L. were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

MARCH 8, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Burke & Killer Campbell defeated Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle > Women’s Southern Title Match (No TL): Judy Grable* defeated Fran Gravette > Barbed Wire Fence Match: Guy Mitchell versus Skull Murphy ruled a no contest / Notes: It was reported that 972 were in attendance for this card. Judy Grable had been billed as Women’s Southern Champion since February 15, 1961.

MARCH 8, 1963 (FRIDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no information is available.

MARCH 8, 1963 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Keene versus George Bell > Bill Sky versus Tarzan White > Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 8, 1965 (MONDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pancho Villa defeated Bob Eisenburg > George & Crybaby Harris defeated Billy Hines & Greg Peterson / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 8, 1965 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mario Galento defeated Rube Wright > Jesse James defeated Bob Dalton > Tony Marino & Gino Brito and the Mysterious Medics wrestled to a draw

MARCH 8, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Judy Grable & Chin Lee defeated Mario & Barbara Galento > Louie Tillet defeated Pancho Villa > Jack Armstrong defeated Johnny King / Notes: Freddie Blassie managed Mario Galento.

MARCH 8, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated Jack Vansky > Women’s Match: Barbara Owens defeated Toni Rose > Dr. M (2) defeated Johnny Walker > Louie Tillet & Mr. Wrestling defeated the Gauchos > Mario Galento versus Hans Schmidt ruled a no contest > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol / Notes: The match between Enrique & Alberto Torres and Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol was a rematch from February 23, 1968, for the held up Southern Tag Team Title, which was returned to the Torres brothers afterward. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MARCH 8, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rufus R. Jones defeated Bill Costello > Bobby Duncum and Mr. Wrestling #1 wrestled to a draw > Jerry Lawler & Art Nelson defeated Ricky Gibson & Roy Lee Welch > Georgia Tag Team Title versus Hair Match (No TL / No DQ): Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Ron & Terry Garvin* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Black Crusader #1 ruled a no contest > Lights Out Match: Robert Fuller defeated Jerry Lawler / Notes: There was no referee for the match between Robert Fuller and Jerry Lawler. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MARCH 8, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dino Bravo defeated Taru Hayashi > Bob Armstrong defeated Rip Hawk > Bob Backlund defeated Mitsu Hata > Dick Slater defeated Stan Stasiak > Skip Young defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Spoiler / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

MARCH 8, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated Jack Evans at 13:00 > Bob Backlund and Randy Savage wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > The French Angel defeated Raymond Rougeau at 15:00 > Black Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher at 9:00 > $2,000 Challenge Match: Ole Anderson & J.J. Dillon and Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 wrestled to a draw / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel. There was a stipulation in the match between Dillon & Ole Anderson and Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2, whereas the latter had to win by pinfall within twenty minutes to receive the $2,000. Wrestling #2 also risked the Macon Heavyweight Title if Dillon or Anderson pinned him.

MARCH 8, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau versus the Invader > Tommy Rich & Adrian Adonis versus Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt > AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* versus Bob Armstrong > Tony Atlas versus Ric Flair > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Lars Anderson* versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 8, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Blackjack Lanza > Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza. Bob Armstrong was also advertised.

MARCH 8, 1981 (SUNDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Bobby Garrett > Charlie Cook & Jerry Oates defeated Jim Duggan & Jos LeDuc > Steve O defeated Kevin Sullivan > National Heavyweight Title Match: Robert Fuller defeated the Mongolian Stomper* by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

MARCH 8, 1981 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates defeated Bobby Eaton > Ted DiBiase defeated Steve Keirn > Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated Dick Slater & Tony Atlas > Tommy Rich defeated Michael Hayes > Dusty Rhodes & Andre the Giant defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Dick Slater & Tony Atlas, and Gordy and Roberts joined Hayes at the ring during his match with Tommy Rich.

MARCH 8, 1981 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Jim Duggan wrestled to a draw > Jos LeDuc defeated Bill Dromo > Kevin Sullivan defeated Steve O > Robert Fuller & Charlie Cook defeated Don Carson & the Mongolian Stomper > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

MARCH 8, 1983 (TUESDAY) – WHEELING, WV – WHEELING CIVIC CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Larry Zbyszko defeated Johnny Rich > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik > Paul Orndorff defeated the Masked Superstar > Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich & Butch Reed

MARCH 8, 1985 (FRIDAY) – WHEELING, WV (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Doug Somers defeated Paul Diamond > Chick Donovan defeated Joe Palardy > Devil Blue defeated Tom Brody > Bob Roop & Kareem Muhammad defeated Thunderbolt Patterson & the Italian Stallion > Ole Anderson defeated Bill Irwin by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Rip Rogers by disqualification > Texas Death Match: Ron Garvin defeated Ron Starr

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, Matt Tew, Dave Wills, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, Red Jones, Drew Carrig, Adam Russell, and Richard O’Sullivan.

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