Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 11-27-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 11/27/2008

NEWS and NOTES

The archive of the November 26 edition of Peach State Pandemonium is available by clicking here. Hosts Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, as well as Tim Dix, discussed many topics, ranging from WWEâ<80><99>s Survivor Series, Gabe Sapolsky as a fit with TNA, Christian wrestling, the original Starrcade, and much more. Jody Hamilton joined us as well.

The lineup for tonightâ<80><99>s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from Total Nonstop Action, is as follows: a turkey bowl match featuring Kip James, Alex Shelley, and Consequences Creed; a turkey bowl match featuring Jimmy Rave, Matt Morgan, and Sheik Abdul Bashir; a turkey bowl match featuring Sonjay Dutt, Hernandez, and Rhino; turkey bowl finals; and Christy Hemme versus Raisha Saeed. Also, Team 3D receives offers from both the Main Event Mafia and the Originals, whose new name is also revealed.

Click here for spoilers from TNAâ<80><99>s November 25 tapings, for the iMPACT broadcast on December 4.

Tickets for the following TNA events go on sale Friday: January 9, in Wilson, NC, at the Bill Ellis Convention Center.

NWA Main Event has a 2 Ring Battle Royal at Tennessee Homecoming 2008 tonight. The wrestlerâ<80><99>s names will be drawn from a hat to determine the order of entrance into the match with wrestlers entering at 30 second intervals. The last man standing in each ring will face each other in a match. The winner will be presented with the 2008 Nick Gulas Memorial Cup and a check for $1000. The event takes place in Nashville, TN, at the Nick Gulas Sports Arena at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds with an 8 pm bell time. Other advertised matches include “Too Sexy” Brian Christopher taking on “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert in a no time limit, no DQ contest. NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Daniels (c) (with Dominique) vs. Scott Hayes, NWA Mid-America Television Championship: Steve-O (c) vs. Shane Smalls, Aiden Scott vs. Chris Cain with the winner crowned as the new NWA Mid-America X Division Champion, “Mean” Mike Woods vs. Larry Cooter, Shawn Shultz vs. Matt Boyce, Ali Stevens vs. Seven. To purchase reserved seats, call 615-262-4455.

All-State Wrestling will be at the Statum Cab Company Building in Shelbyville, TN, tonight.

Ericules Wrestling Promotions will be at the Green Acres Flea Market in Louisville, TN, tonight.

The Pro Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in Rogersville, TN, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Afa, Sr. (1948), Evan Karagias (1973), and Al â<80>~911â<80><99> Poling.

Today in Memoriam: Flash Monroe (52, 1994), Hiro Matsuda (62, 1999), and â<80>~Dandyâ<80><99> Jack Donovan (76, 2004).

Highspots presents “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair on December 6 in Charlotte, NC, at Vance Zebulon High School. Advertised: Reid Flair & David Flair (managed by Ric Flair) vs. The Nasty Boys (managed by Jimmy Hart) with Hulk Hogan as the special referee, Midnight Express (Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton managed by Sal Corrente) vs. Rock ‘n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), Ricky Steamboat, Jr., will be in action, and much more. Bell time is 7:30 pm. Advance VIP tickets are $100. General Admission $20.

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 27, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson â<80>” Promoter) > Whitey Patterson versus Whirlwind Thomas > Hugh Winn defeated Wayne Coleman > Bill Crussell defeated Eddie Wagner / Notes: Whitey Patterson and Whirlwind Thomas were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Hugh Winn was still being billed as the Georgia Light Heavyweight Champion. Bulldog Gust was introduced to the crowd and promptly issued a challenge to George Romanoff. There was also a strongman competition between Hans Wagner and Al-Vini, billed as the â<80><9c>Spanish Herculesâ<80>.

NOVEMBER 27, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart â<80>” Promoter) > Jake Fulcher versus Inman Rabon > Jim Trepham versus Bull Smith > George Romanoff versus Yusef Hussane / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a battle royal advertised for this card.

NOVEMBER 27, 1934 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sammy Miller defeated Billy Lolas (2-0) > Karl Davis and Leo Numa wrestled to a draw > Paul Jones defeated Chief Chewacki at 35:00 (2-0)

NOVEMBER 27, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA â<80>” SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Young Londos and the Masked Marvel (2) wrestled to a draw > Pedro Torres defeated Joe Wolfe / Notes: The stranglehold was the only move barred during the match between Pedro Torres and Joe Wolfe.

NOVEMBER 27, 1936 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Blue Sun Jennings defeated Sol Slagle > Karl Davis defeated Dorv Roche

NOVEMBER 27, 1936 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Tony Papalino versus Don Jose > Joe Willard versus Petro Rossi > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin* versus Chin Lee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. John Mauldin had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Honey Boy Hackney on September 11, 1936, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 27, 1939 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Jack Montana versus Tony Papalino > Joe Washburn versus Young Gotch > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Jane Blondell versus Betty Lee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 27, 1942 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Charles Rentrop â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey defeated Ralph Garibaldi > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Babe Zaharias > Angelo Cistoldi defeated Dorv Roche

NOVEMBER 27, 1944 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross â<80>” Promoter) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Doris Dean versus Patsy Miller > Elmer Estep versus Otto Schnabel > Buzz Orio versus Bulldog Mallory > Six-Round Boxing Match: Jack Walker versus Willie Brown / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 27, 1949 (SUNDAY) Notes: It was announced that Lou Thesz was now recognized as the holder of the NWA World Heavyweight Title for the National Wrestling Alliance, thus ending the lineage of the National Wrestling Association as recognized by the National Boxing Association.

NOVEMBER 27, 1950 (MONDAY) â<80>” THOMASVILLE, GA â<80>” THOMASVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Bloomfield versus the Red Shadow > Bobby Lane versus Gorgeous Gilpin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 27, 1952 (THURSDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele versus Tarzan White > Nick Carter versus Eduardo Perez > Billy Steele versus Jack Curtis / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

NOVEMBER 27, 1953 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp and Donn Lewin wrestled to a draw > Jack Dillon and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > The Great Goliath defeated Tarzan Hewitt > Mike Paidousis, Donn Lewin & Red McIntyre defeated Bob Shipp, Jack Dillon & Karl Kowalski

NOVEMBER 27, 1959 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Marino, Johnny Weaver & Adrien Baillargeon defeated Ed Sharpe, Tokyo Joe & Gorgeous George > Man versus Animal Match: Trotsky the Bear defeated Freddie Blassie

NOVEMBER 27, 1962 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw > Mixed Tag Team Match: Rito Carreon & Marcel Semard defeated Pee Wee Lopez & Mr. X (2) > Choo-Choo Lynn versus the Russian Crusher ruled a no contest

NOVEMBER 27, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Ronnie Hill and the Inferno wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Patty Bray & Cathy Oâ<80><99>Brien defeated Dot Dotson & Lolita Juarez > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Bob Morrow & Killer Kosti defeated Luke Graham & Al Galento* by disqualification / Notes: Luke Graham & Al Galento had been the reigning Southeastern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Lonnie Brown & Bob Morrow in a tournament final on November 6, 1963, in Columbus. Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

NOVEMBER 27, 1964 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Fargo defeated Billy Hines > Greg Peterson, Frankie Cain & Rocky Smith defeated Dick Dunn, Rube Wright & the Destroyer > Buddy Fuller & Sputnik Monroe defeated the Mysterious Medics > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento* defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Mario Galento had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta. It was announced that Tony Marino would be wrestling on the card on December 4, 1964, and that Lou Thesz and the Scufflinâ<80><99> Hillbillies would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

NOVEMBER 27, 1965 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CARROLLTON, GA â<80>” VFW FAIRGROUNDS (Hugh Butler â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran and Bill Stewart wrestled to a draw > Bill Alexander defeated Billy Hines > Chief Little Eagle defeated Bad Boy Hines > Dutch Savage defeated Don Carson

NOVEMBER 27, 1965 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny King and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Ken Hollis defeated Roger Kirby > Bob Boyer & Mario Galento defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner > Dale Lewis defeated Mike Paidousis / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner. Mike Paidousis substituted for Derrell Cochran in the match with Dale Lewis.

NOVEMBER 27, 1970 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez defeated Sabu Singh > Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert defeated Skandor Akbar & the Cougar > Bill Dromo and Paul DeMarco wrestled to a draw > The Assassins defeated Dick Steinborn & Jerry Oates > El Mongol defeated Kubla Khan > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Buddy Colt* to win title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt. Colt had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel on September 4, 1970, in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 27, 1971 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Scott and Buddy Colt wrestled to a draw > Jimmy Dancing Bear & El Mongol defeated Big John & Assassin #2 > Oki Shikina defeated Kubla Khan / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

NOVEMBER 27, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Johnny Ringo versus the Great Fuji > Round Robin Match: Ted Oates versus Wayne Cowan versus Jack Armstrong > Dick Steinborn versus the Super Gladiator > Tommy Seigler versus Assassin #2 > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Assassin #1 versus the Enforcer > Texas Death Match: Ox Baker versus Gorilla Watts > Argentine Bolo Strap Match: Argentina Apollo versus the Missouri Mauler > Ernie Ladd & Charlie Cook versus the Mongols / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Ray Candy was the special referee for the match between Tom Renesto and the Enforcer. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2, the Enforcer, and the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed the Mongols.

NOVEMBER 27, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Jim Dalton > Tom Jones defeated Big Mac > The Samoans defeated Bobby Cash & Bill Dromo > Robert Fuller defeated Super Inferno #3 > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: the Super Infernos defeated Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bill Watts* by disqualification > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr.,* defeated Pat Oâ<80><99>Connor & Tim Woods / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Samoans. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

NOVEMBER 27, 1975 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Luke Graham and Dean Ho wrestled to a draw > Tony Charles defeated Ron Garvin > Jerry Brisco & Bob Backlund defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. > Moondog Mayne defeated Chief Bold Eagle > Jay Strongbow defeated Brute Bernard > Ernie Ladd & Bobo Brazil defeated Harley Race & Ox Baker > Georgia Heavyweight Title versus Mask Match: the Spoiler defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* to win title > Cage Match: Abdullah the Butcher defeated the Sheik / Notes: There was no referee for the match between Abdullah the Butcher and the Sheik. Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler and Brute Bernard.

NOVEMBER 27, 1978 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Challenger defeated Roger Howell > Kurt Von Hess defeated Pez Whatley > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated King Kong Mosca > Mr. Wrestling #2 and the Masked Superstar wrestled to a draw > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson ruled a no contest / Notes: Tommy Rich was billed as a mystery partner to Thunderbolt Patterson for the match with Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen.

NOVEMBER 27, 1979 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Jaggers and Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Killer Khan defeated Bret Hart > Ivan Koloff defeated Ricky Fields > Ray Candy & Tony Atlas defeated Killer Karl Kox & the Masked Superstar > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* defeated Austin Idol > Lights Out Match: Ivan Koloff versus Ole Anderson / Notes: Ivan Koloff and Ole Anderson were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The Masked Superstar was fined $1,000 for hitting Tommy Rich with the Georgia Heavyweight Title belt after the Richâ<80><99>s match with Austin Idol. Gorgeous George, Jr. managed Killer Khan.

NOVEMBER 27, 1980 (THURSDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Mr. Saito > National Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier defeated the Samoans; Jerry Roberts & Steve O defeated Joyce Grable & Judy Martin; Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Kevin Sullivan & Austin Idol; Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco; Steve Keirn & Terry Taylor defeated Roberts & O; Fuller & Frazier defeated the Andersons; Gordy & Roberts defeated Keirn & Taylor; Gordy & Roberts defeated Fuller & Frazier to win title and trophy > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* versus Tony Atlas ruled a no contest / Notes: It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $20,000. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts during their matches.

NOVEMBER 27, 1982 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chick Donovan versus Billy Red Eagle > Johnny Rich versus Pete Martin > Tom Prichard & Tito Santana versus the Moondogs > Tommy Rich versus the Iron Sheik > Paul Orndorff versus Ivan Koloff > Butch Reed versus Buzz Sawyer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik. J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.

NOVEMBER 27, 1983 (SUNDAY) â<80>” CINCINNATI, OH â<80>” RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > National Tag Team Title Match: Brett & Buzz Sawyer defeated the Road Warriors* to win title / Notes: The title change from the match between Brett & Buzz Sawyer and the Road Warriors was never acknowledged. The official change occurred on December 4, 1983. Paul Ellering managed the Road Warriors.

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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