Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 11-29-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/29/2008

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s SmackDown/ECW crew will be at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College PA, tonight. Advertised: Edge defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against Jeff Hardy; Vladimir Kozlov versus Triple H in a street fight; and Finlay versus the Big Show. Also advertised: Shelton Benjamin, Michelle McCool, Maryse, Primo Colon, Carlito, MVP, R-Truth, and the Great Khali. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWEâ<80><99>s RAW crew will be in Elmira, NY, at the First Arena. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Randy Orton; Matt Hardy defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Mark Henry; and William Regal defends the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title against CM Punk. Also advertised: Cody Rhodes, Beth Phoenix, Jamie Noble, Candice Michelle, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, Rey Mysterio, Kane, Manu, and Cryme Tyme. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Arena, 4236 Level Grove Road, in Cornelia, GA, tonight with a special holiday charity event to benefit needy families. Advertised: Phil Shatter (with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey) vs. Mikal Judas with the winner advancing to the 3 way dance for the NWA Anarchy Championship at Season’s Beatings, NWA Anarchy Television Champion Truitt Fields has demanded a shot at NWA Anarchy Champion Iceberg, New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) face Talent & Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III) in a non-title match. Two Young Lion’s Contender’s Tournament Opening Round Matches: Azrael (with the Reverend) vs. Bo Newsome and Kyle Matthews vs. Andrew Alexander, Shadow Jackson will be in the house, Jeremy Vain & Mr. Rob Adonis and the Dynamic Duo both want tag team gold, plus a Holiday Mega Rumble where the fans pick the order of entry featuring Ace Rockwell, Slim J, Adrian Hawkins, Don Matthews, Alan Funk, Billy Buck, Hayden Young, and The Technicians. Bell time is 8pm.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance will be at the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, tonight. Advertised: In a loser leaves the promotion match, “Action” Mike Jackson vs. Dany Only. “Wildfire” Tommy Rich vs. the Lethal Luchadore. The Ultimate Dragon vs. J-Rod. The One Man Cru vs. “the Hillbilly Giant” Cousin Curtis. Also there will be a 10 man battle royal keys on a pole match. The person who gets the keys wins a brand new car.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the Police Athletic League in Ft. Pierce, FL, tonight. Advertised: For the PWF Heavyweight championship, The Sheik w/Barrabas defends vs. Steve Madison. For the Luchadore championship, Chris Jones defends vs. Prince Iaukea. In a tag title qualifying match, Vengador Boricua & Super Gladiator vs. The Heartbreak Express. King Kong Fu vs. Francisco Ciatso w/The Double Deuce Social Club. Chris Gray vs. Craig Classic. In a tag title qualifying match, Blunt Force Trauma vs. The Lifeguards. Tommy Taylor vs. C.J. O’Doyle. Tickets are $15 ringside and $10 general. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (813) 960-8412.

Culture Shock Wrestling presents “Thanks Beatings” at the Community Center in Mossy Head, FL, tonight. Advertised: For the CSW championship, DJ Durst defends vs. Jon Ryker. In a 4 way match for the US championship, Lane Smart defends vs. Mr. Dark Personality, Dynamite Doug & Victor Cru. In a 4 corners of Hell qualifying match, Mike Metal vs. “BTY” Colby Godwin. David Prime vs. “The Master of Devastation” Cameron Frost. JT Angel & Extreme G vs. Dunham & Terry Ryker. In a 3 way match, Energy Crisis vs. “The Chocolate Boy Wonder” Marcus Gibbs vs. “Afroman” Bruce Marshall. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids. Bell time is at 8:00.

ATL Wrestling will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.

Carolina Wrestling Showcase will be at the Boys & Girls Club in Asheboro, NC, tonight.

The Georgia Wrestling Federation will be at the GWF Arena in Trion, GA, tonight.

The Millennium Wrestling Federation will be at the Vietnam Veterans Center in Lincolnton, NC, tonight.

New Blood Wrestling will be at the New Blood Arena in Dyersburg, TN, tonight.

Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, tonight.

Pure Pro Wrestling will be at the Moore County Fairgrounds in Carthage, NC, tonight.

The Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation will be at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, TN, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Gene Okerlund (1938), Dutch Mantell (1949), Jerry Lawler (1949), John Bradshaw Layfield (1966 or 1967), and Hayabusa (1968).

Today in Memoriam: Jeff Peterson (22, 2002), George Harris (75, 2002), Joey Rossi (51, 2003), and Moondog Spot (51, 2003).

Charles Buffong died following a heart attack on Thanksgiving following a funeral for his son, whose death may have been a suicide.

NWA Prime Time results from Columbus, GA, on November 28, with major surprise appearances: Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain beat the Iceberg & Deathrow to retain the PTWP Tag Team Championship; Frankie Valentine beat Josh Stone; Genni Wright beat Tracy Taylor; Killer Instinct (Mike Stratus & Jake Slater) beat Chip Day & Kyle Matthews; Micah Taylor beat Travis Sawyer (with Tony Lucassio); Bulldog Raines beat Colt Derringer in a cowbell on a bullrope match; and David Young beat Sonny Siaki via DQ when his masked accomplice, revealed as Zero Tolerance interfered. Click here for a full report from Larry Goodman, detailing the latest in the war between Prime Time and Great Championship Wrestling.

Prime Time returns to the Prime Time Arena in Columbus on December 5. Advertised: Bad Company (David Young & Chris Stevens & Bull Buchanan) vs. GCW Invaders (Sonny Siaki & Johnny Swinger & Zero Tolerance), Bulldog Raines vs. Shaun Tempers, Sermon & Britain defend the tag titles against Frankie Valentine & Ace Rockwell, Iceberg & Deathrow vs. Killer Instinct (Mike Stratus & Jake Slater), Chip Day & El Loco vs. Micah & Tracy Taylor, and The Wrestler vs. Colt Derringer.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling results from November 28 at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, with attendance reported as 120-130: Sigmon beat Chris Hall, Drew Haskins beat Tatt2, T.J. Harley beat Frank Malone, Gary Valiant & Arrick Andrews beat Chris Michaels & Rick Santel, Chase Stevens beat J.T. Stahr, and Hammerjack & Bad Boy Dixon beat Krull & Harold Knight.

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

NOVEMBER 29, 1927 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Amateur Match: H.F. Auglin defeated Tom Fellers > Scotty McDougal defeated Jack Washburn > Strangler Lewis defeated Wayne Munn (2-0) / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.

NOVEMBER 29, 1933 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Radcliffe and Doc McAdams wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Pat Oâ<80><99>Shocker defeated Al Baffert at 27:00 > Dick Daviscourt defeated Pat Oâ<80><99>Shocker (2-1) / Notes: Pat Oâ<80><99>Shocker substituted for Chief Chewacki in the match with Al Baffert. Chewacki had been injured in an automobile accident. It was reported that a coin toss determined whether Oâ<80><99>Shocker or Dick Daviscourt would fill in for him against Baffert.

NOVEMBER 29, 1934 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Pat Oâ<80><99>Brien versus Glover Powell > Bob Anderson versus Red Dugan > Glenn Cowan versus Charlie Norman / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Chippewa Charlie was credited as being a referee for this card.

NOVEMBER 29, 1935 (FRIDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Savannah Boxing and Wrestling Club â<80>” Promoter) > Johnny Swenski defeated Joe Campbell > Charlie Allen defeated Marshall Blackstock by disqualification (2-1) > Strangler Lewis defeated Bruce Nolan / Notes: The match between Strangler Lewis and Bruce Nolan was scheduled to be a two of three falls event, but Nolan was unable to continue after the first fall. Joe Magee was credited as being the referee on this card.

NOVEMBER 29, 1937 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Womenâ<80><99>s Battle Royal featuring Betty Lee, Joan Rogers, Jane Blondell, Billie Burke, and Dolly Dalton > Chin Lee versus Young Gotch > Jack Bloomfield versus Raoul Lopez / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

NOVEMBER 29, 1939 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” REYNOLDS STREET ARENA (Dobie Osborne â<80>” Promoter) > Tom Hanley versus Pancho Valdez > John Grandovich versus Matros Kirilenko / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 29, 1946 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carlos Rodriguez defeated Wally Greb > Don McIntyre and Bibber McCoy wrestled to a draw > Dick Lever defeated Jack Kelly > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Violet Viann defeated Nell Stewart > Jim Coffield defeated Al Massey

NOVEMBER 29, 1948 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Dick Lever â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Crutchfield defeated Tiny Oxford > Charlie Harben defeated Jack Dillon > Bob Crutchfield & Al Massey defeated Jack Dillon & Tiny Oxford / Notes: Chris Belkas was scheduled to wrestle on this card, but he reportedly went to Florida with the title belt in tow.

NOVEMBER 29, 1954 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele versus Benny Matta > No Holds Barred Match: Jack Dillon versus El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was no referee for the match between Jack Dillon and El Toro.

NOVEMBER 29, 1957 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Galento and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > The Mighty Yankee defeated Bob Nandor > Gorgeous George defeated Wild Red Berry > World Tag Team Title Match: Reggie & Stan Lisowski* defeated Ray Gunkel & Billy Red Lyons / Notes: Reggie & Stan Lisowski had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions as recognized by the Chicago, IL, office since they defeated Nicoli & Boris Volkoff on June 29, 1957, in Chicago.

NOVEMBER 29, 1960 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta defeated Jan Madrid > Mixed Tag Team Match: Benny Matta & Barbara Baker defeated Jan Madrid & Penny Banner > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Tiny Evans* by disqualification / Notes: Tiny Evans had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on November 18, 1960, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 29, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bence defeated Sky Hi Krueger by disqualification > Texas Death Match: the Assassin defeated Jerry Graham

NOVEMBER 29, 1963 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Joe defeated Gene Anderson > Taro Myaki defeated Tim Geohagen > Tom Drake & Chief Big Heart defeated Ivan Zukoff & the Outlaw > Joe Scarpa defeated Lenny Montana > Eastern Heavyweight Title Match: Eddie Graham defeated the Mighty Hercules* to win title / Notes: The Mighty Hercules had been the reigning Eastern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Chief Big Heart on October 25, 1963, in Atlanta. It was announced that Dick the Bruiser would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 29, 1966 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McClarty and Butcher Vachon wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated El Mongol > Chief Little Eagle defeated the Red Raider by disqualification > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Louie Tillet* defeated Roger Kirby / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on September 7, 1966, in Columbus.

NOVEMBER 29, 1968 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Outlaw defeated Pepe Gomez > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Seiji Sakaguchi & Oki Shikina > Dale Lewis defeated Bob Boyer > The Assassins defeated Dick Steinborn & Bob Armstrong > Bill Dromo, Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Stan, Mad Dog & Butcher Vachon > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Johnny Valentine* versus the Professional ruled a no contest / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Seiji Sakaguchi & Oki Shikina. Joe Louis was the special referee for the match between Johnny Valentine and the Professional. Valentine had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Professional on November 8, 1968, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 29, 1969 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco defeated Billy Spears > Doug Gilbert defeated Assassin #1 > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Doug Mitchell / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Atlanta TV Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco.

NOVEMBER 29, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch defeated Tony Russo > Doug Gilbert and Hiro Matsuda wrestled to a draw > Eddie Graham, Don Curtis & Derrell Cochran defeated Jack Evans & the Mongols > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Buddy Colt* by disqualification / Notes: Buddy Colt had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since November 28, 1972. The program for this card mentioned that Bob Armstrong was still recognized as Columbus Heavyweight Champion. Armstrong had been billed as such since September 16, 1972. It also announced that Louie Tillet, billed as US Junior Heavyweight Champion, would be wrestling in Columbus soon. There was also a mention of the events from November 22, 1972, where it was written by â<80><9c>Hildaâ<80>, who had been writing columns recapping the previous weekâ<80><99>s events: â<80><9c>Last weekâ<80><99>s matches proved unexpected and unforeseen. It also proves what a fine promoter we have. Mr. Ward did not, and he wasnâ<80><99>t obligated to, explain what happened. He did have the main event for us, however, between Bob Armstrong and Rock Hunter. Iâ<80><99>ll agree that neither Bob nor Hunter had their hearts in it, but they were there. Fans have always had a great respect for Bob, but after last week, they have more. As for Hunter, I would say he â<80><9c>dugâ<80> and â<80><9c>cutâ<80> it. Thanks, fellows. As for our promoter, at his own expense, he refunded every ticket. How much fairer could he be? Our hats off to three great fellows â<80>” Bob Armstrong, Rock Hunter, and Mr. Ward. I canâ<80><99>t imagine what happened. All I heard was gossip, which has to be taken with a grain of salt. If what I heard was true, a recently departed mat friend would be terribly upset. As far as another fellow is concerned, let me express a fanâ<80><99>s feelings. If you didnâ<80><99>t care enough about us to come wrestle for us, we donâ<80><99>t need you now to come from Atlanta and make trouble for us or our promoter.â<80>

NOVEMBER 29, 1973 (THURSDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch versus Frenchie (Gorgeous George, Jr.â<80><99>s valet) / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that Roy Lee Welch risked $500 if he could not defeat Frenchie.

NOVEMBER 29, 1974 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Little Bear defeated Ron Garvin > Ricky Gibson and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw > Loser Leaves Match: the Mighty Yankees defeated Ole & Gene Anderson > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong* defeated Harley Race > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt* defeated Rocky Johnson & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby, Harley Race, and Buddy Colt. The program for this card makes a mention that tapings for â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> are now being held on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM at the Sports Arena on Chester Avenue.

NOVEMBER 29, 1975 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings versus Otto Von Heller > Nikolai Volkoff versus Chief Bold Eagle > Tony Garea & Dean Ho versus Billy Spears & Dudley Clements > Bob Orton, Jr., versus the Spoiler > Harley Race versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff and the Spoiler.

NOVEMBER 29, 1976 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Black Atlas versus El Gaucho > Raymond Rougeau versus Bill Howard > Jim Lancaster versus the Mighty Igor > Bob Armstrong versus the Mongolian Stomper > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

NOVEMBER 29, 1977 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Don Kent > Bill Dromo defeated Jim Dalton > Tommy Rich defeated Randy Savage > Tony Atlas defeated Jacques Goulet > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Bob Armstrong & Dick Slater defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen

NOVEMBER 29, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau versus Bryan St. John > Larry Latham versus Rufus R. Jones > Rick Martel & Tommy Rich versus Kurt Von Hess & the Challenger > Bugsy McGraw versus King Kong Mosca > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1* versus Ole Anderson > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus Stan Hansen > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 29, 1979 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ROME, GA â<80>” ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Jaggers versus Buzz Sawyer > Bret Hart versus Killer Khan > Tommy Rich versus Killer Karl Kox > Tony Atlas & Ray Candy versus Austin Idol & the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan.

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard Oâ<80><99>Sullivan.

â<80>” GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com

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