Southeastern News, Notes & Nostalgia 10-15-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/15/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS and NOTES

A few local favorites have begun doing podcasts for Whoâ<80><99>s Slamming Who?. We will be bringing them to you here as often as they update, but you can always check out their site for many more interesting shows, Jody Hamiltonâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>Wrestle Thisâ<80>, â<80><9c>Iron Sheikâ<80><99>s Make You Humbleâ<80>, Bill Behrensâ<80><99> â<80><9c>Behrens Bubbleâ<80> all at www.whosslammingwho.podomatic.com

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, on October 18 for their final television taping prior to Fright Night ’08. Advertised: Iceberg & Azrael & Shaun Tempers (with The Reverend) vs. Shadow Jackson & Mikal Judas & Truitt Fields. 8 man tag: Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) & Chip Day & T.K. Cross vs. The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith) & Talent & Money (J.T. Talent & Drew Pendleton III). Kimo will be in action (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey, Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) vs. The Dynamic Duo (Chad Parham & Seth Delay). Young Lion’s Division Action: Adrian Hawkins vs. Bo Newsome. Plus: Jerry Palmer finalizes Fright Night ’08, Jeff Lewis & Jay Clinton, Don Matthews, Brodie Ray Chase & Melissa Coates, Jeremy Vain & Mr. Rob Adonis, and the announcing team, Greg Hunter and John Johnson. Bell time is 8:00pm.

On October 20, Ring Warriors presents “Wrestlegrowl ’08”, to take place at the Alachua County Fair in Gainesville, FL. Advertised: Dustin Rhodes vs. “Iceman” Buck Q. Phi Delta Slam vs. The Heavenly Bodies. “Disco Inferno” Glenn Gilbertti vs. Francisco Ciatso. Mike Mondo vs. “Modern Miracle” Steve Madison. The Sheik vs. “Firefighter” Mike Sullivan. In a match representing the Wild Women of Wrestling, Betsy Ruth & Sybil Pageant vs. Jessika Haze & Kimberly. Terri Runnels will also be on hand. The event is free to paying customers of the Alachua County Fair. Tickets to enter the fair are $6 for adults, $3 for kids ages 4-12 and free for kids under 4. For more information call (813) 960-8412.

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

OCTOBER 15, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” CENTER HILL ARENA (J.E. McKee â<80>” Promoter) > Ambrose Cole versus Speedy Baker > Foy Rivers versus Whitey Patterson > Charlie Norman versus Chippewa Charlie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. This card also featured a battle royal, but no details were provided following the card.

OCTOBER 15, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > Wesley Brownlee versus Young Gotch > Glenn Cowan versus Frank Remille > Al Olsen versus Turk Powell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 15, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Oâ<80><99>Brien defeated Lee Meyers at 20:00 > Rudy Strongberg defeated Chief Chewacki at 34:00 (2-1) > Dick Daviscourt defeated Frank Speer at 42:00 / Notes: It was reported that 3,000 were in attendance for this card.

OCTOBER 15, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > John Ellis versus Glenn Cowan > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Bobbie DeWitt versus Francis Gomez > John Mauldin versus Joe Santell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 15, 1937 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WEST END ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Paddy Nolan, Red Roberts, Tiger Long, Ripper Lindsey, Bill Rowland, Sago Hayamaka, and the Bat / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

OCTOBER 15, 1941 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” NORTHSIDE TENNIS CLUB (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rudy Strongberg versus Bobby Roberts > Dobie Osborne versus Strangler White > MWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lee Wyckoff* versus Dorv Roche / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Lee Wyckoff had been the reigning MWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Orville Brown in Kansas City, KS, on April 17, 1941. This version was the one recognized by the Midwest Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 15, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s World Title Match: Mildred Burke* defeated Mae Weston > John Mauldin defeated Jack Dillon > Don Lee and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Roland Kirchmeyer versus Albert Mills / Notes: Don Lee substituted for Ralph Garibaldi in the match with Babe Zaharias. Roland Kirchmeyer and Albert Mills were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Mildred Burke had been the reigning Womenâ<80><99>s World Champion since she defeated Betty Nichols in Columbus, OH, on December 1, 1938.

OCTOBER 15, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mickey Gold versus Tom Mahoney > Jim Coffield and Nick Carter wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre & Herb Welch defeated Al Galento & the Russian Lion > Al Massey defeated Karl Davis / Notes: Mickey Gold and Tom Mahoney were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

OCTOBER 15, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” BLUE RIDGE, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Shipp & Red Dugan defeated Tommy Ward & Billy Sandow > Jack Blackstock and Boom Boom Pantazic wrestled to a draw / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 15, 1951 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey & Chief Little Wolf #2 versus Fred Von Schacht & Finis Hall > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre* defeated Art Nelson / Notes: Al Massey & Chief Little Wolf #2 and Fred Von Schacht & Finis Hall were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Art Nelson on September 10, 1951, in Augusta.

OCTOBER 15, 1962 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker versus Rito Carreon > Gypsy Joe versus Chief Little Eagle > Mr. Moto versus Chief Crazy Horse > Pedro Godoy & Pancho Valdez versus the Kentuckians / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 15, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Al Galento defeated Lou Stinson > Luke Graham versus Marco Polo ruled a no contest > Bob Morrow & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Frankie Rogers & the Inferno by disqualification / Notes: Frankie Rogers managed the Inferno.

OCTOBER 15, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Heidman and Derrell Cochran wrestled to a draw > Benny Matta defeated the Crusader > Bob Boyer defeated Roy Mulkey > Dale Lewis, Johnny Heidman & Dutch Savage defeated Benny Matta, Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle > Mario Galento defeated Freddie Blassie by countout > Nick Kozak defeated Dick the Bruiser by disqualification

OCTOBER 15, 1966 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL BALLPARK (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Hall versus Johnny Heidman > Bob Armstrong versus Chico Cortez > Bill Dromo versus Roger Kirby > Mario Galento versus Louie Tillet / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 15, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez defeated Guillotine Gordon > Dale Lewis and Bob Armstrong wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo & Bob Boyer defeated Jim Starr & Billy Garrett by disqualification

OCTOBER 15, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran & Jerry Oates defeated Bill White & Cisco Grimaldo by countout > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Joe Turco > El Mongol defeated Mr. X > George Scott defeated Buddy Colt > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong and the Assassins wrestled to a draw > Georgia Television Title Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Big John* to win title / Notes: Eddie Smith and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. Big John had been the reigning Georgia Television Champion since he defeated Klondike Bill on October 9, 1971, in Atlanta. Dick Steinborn participated in an autograph session for fans.

OCTOBER 15, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Foley versus Cisco Grimaldo > Charlie Cook versus Lanny Poffo > Ray Candy versus Crusher Verdu > Paul Christy, Assassin #2 & the Missouri Mauler versus Angelo Poffo & the Royal Kangaroos > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Luke Graham* defeated Carlos Colon > Handicap Match: Ernie Ladd defeated Rock Hunter & Super Soul Davis / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Tom Renesto was the special referee for the match between Ernie Ladd and Rock Hunter & Super Soul Davis. Hunter managed Luke Graham and Crusher Verdu.

OCTOBER 15, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn and Mark Starr wrestled to a draw > Rocky Johnson defeated Mike Loren > Jimmy & Terry Garvin defeated Mike McCord & Danny Little Bear > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Buddy Colt* by disqualification > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 & the Sheik / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Terry Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt.

OCTOBER 15, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Steamboat defeated Jim Lancaster > Tony Parisi defeated Bill Howard > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Rick McGraw > AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Jos LeDuc defeated Nick Bockwinkel* by disqualification > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Raymond Rougeau & Roberto Soto > I Quit Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated the Missouri Mauler > Battle Royal: Andre the Giant defeated the Mongolian Stomper, Bill Howard, Raymond Rougeau, Roberto Soto, Ole Anderson, Tony Parisi, Ricky Steamboat, Jos LeDuc, Gene Anderson, Jim Lancaster, Nick Bockwinkel, and Rick McGraw / Notes: Tony Parisi substituted for George Gulas in the match with Bill Howard. It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Rock Hunter managed the Missouri Mauler. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

OCTOBER 15, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Georgia Television Title Tournament Match: Pak Song defeated Don Kernodle > Tape: Don Red Cloud versus the Sheik > Tony Atlas defeated Jim Dalton > Tape: Skip Young versus Abdullah the Butcher > Stan Hansen defeated Ted Allen > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich defeated Ken Dillinger & Butch Malone / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Pak Song.

OCTOBER 15, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > David Von Erich versus Randy Savage > Don Kernodle versus Steven Little Bear > Bob Armstrong versus Bill White > Dick Slater, Mr. Wrestling #2 & Andre the Giant versus Jacques Goulet, Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 15, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carl Fergie defeated Chick Donovan > Bret Hart defeated Jonathan Boyd > Tommy Rich defeated Ox Baker > Bob Armstrong & Ole Anderson defeated Ernie Ladd & Bobby Jaggers > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Tommy Rich by disqualification / Notes: Ole Anderson was billed as a mystery partner to Bob Armstrong for the match with Ernie Ladd & Bobby Jaggers. Tommy Rich substituted for Tony Atlas in the match with Harley Race. Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd and Bobby Jaggers.

OCTOBER 15, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” MADISON, GA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no details have been found.

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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