Southeastern News, Notes & Nostalgia for 10-13-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 10/13/2008

NEWS and NOTES

The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission will meet tomorrow to once again discuss tighter regulations on the promotion of professional wrestling in the state of Georgia. At the last gathering in August, it was stated that the next session would be a serious attempt at finally resolving the issues. As soon as we know the outcome of tomorrowâ<80><99>s events and how it will affect the business for existing promoters, we will bring it to you.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Don Callis.

Today in Memoriam: Espectro (59, 1993).

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling results from the October 11 event in Bremen, GA: “The Local Scene” Josh Storm defeated Seth Cruise. “The Golden Boy” Chick Donovan defeated Jay Clinton. Brian Alexander defeated Micah Taylor. “The Hawaiian Princess” Tracy Taylor defeated “Beautiful” Genni Wright. Frankie Valentine defeated Kyle Matthews by count out. Rob Adonis defeated Bull Buchanan to become the #1 contender for the SECW championship. Brad Armstrong & Bulldog Raines defeated “Hot Dog Boy” Josh Stone & SECW champion Colt Derringer. Spanky Emerson, Ricky Spears & Shawn Cooks were the referees. Attendance was 185. The next show is at the Bremen Rec Center and Sports Complex on October 23.

Championship Wrestling results from October 11 in Kingsport, TN: TV Champion Chase Owens defeated Wayne Adkins in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match. Ricky Morton defeated the Jin. AWA World Heavyweight Champion Brian Logan defeated Nick Hammonds in a non-title Match. Steve Fury & Bobby Eaton (subbing for Chris Richards) defeated Moe Jenkins & Beau James in a Street Fight. After the match, Fury’s manager John Hawkins told Eaton that he was no help and that Fury had won the match by himself. Fury then attacked Eaton until Ricky Morton made the save. Morton said that in the 25 years that he and Eaton had feuded, he had learned to respect him and that he wasn’t going to let Hawkins disrespect him. Tony Givens won an “Escape from the Cage” Battle Royal to retain his #1 Contendership for the AWA World Title. Robbie Cassidy defeated National Heavyweight Champion Alyx Winters in a Steel Cage Match to win the title.

NAWA Ring Champions returns to the historic Purks Building (330 West Ave.) in Cedartown, GA, on November 1. The fun begins at 7pm with Jon Morton, son of Ricky Morton, live in concert. Advertised matches include: The longest reigning tag team champions in NAWA history, the Exotic Ones (Rick Michaels & Simon Sermon) vs. The Rock ‘n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), Nigel Sherrod has raised his challenge to $2500 to anyone in the dressing room that can defeat him, Loser Must Wear A Dress: Bulldog Raines vs. “Rock Solid ” Josh Stone, Movin’ On Up the Card: Stupid (with Tweety) vs. Josh Hate. Will Stupid remain undefeated? Terry “The Rocker” Lawler vs. “Skinny” Kenny Arden, Thunder & Lightnin’ vs. Phillips & Hall. Air Paris and Billy Love are also on the card. Bell time is 7:30pm. For more info call 770-773-0612.

Savannah Valley Wrestling presented “Scared of No One” on October 11 in Royston, GA. Results: Tommy Sawyer defeated ENIGMA. Bam Bam Bradshaw defeated Jackill. Ballenger defeated Kevin Blue. Jason Blackman defeated J.D. Jackson. Shane Bell & Chris Spectra defeated SVW champion James Boulevard & Jake Sanders.

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, on October 11, where reported attendance was 38: Cousin Jason X & Psycho Medic & Michael Jablonski beat Josh Crowe & Davey Wright & Crazy 8’s (with Ronnie Vegas) when Medic pinned 8’s. Richard Lowe (with Lekisha) beat Shawn Hoodrich. L.T. Falk beat Kevin Dunn (with Lekisha) by DQ when Lowe ran in and attacked Falk, who was saved by Tony Falk. Chris Norte & Dominator beat Travis Starr & Steven Green when Norte pinned Starr. Kid Dynamite (with Ronnie Vegas) beat Anthony Wayne. Michael Jablonski beat Tim Renesto by DQ after Renesto hit ref Boogie. Derrick Neal & White Tiger beat Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn (with Lekisha) to win the ATL Tag Team Championship when Tiger pinned Lowe. Tony Falk announced that Farron Foxx would be at the Stadium Inn next Friday and Saturday.

The results of the October 4 Dirty South Pro Wrestling event from Brewton, AL: Kage defeated Damon Black. Deacon Stone defeated Romeo by DQ. XW2000 defeated AB3 to retain the cruiserweight championship. “Minister” Zachery Johnson defeated “Hotstuff” Heathy P. Gothic Warrior w/Mistress defeated Everqueen McQueen. DJ Pringle defeated Johnny Wayne. Gino Galento & CZR w/Col. Tex Galento defeated Forsaken & Rebel w/ “Silver Foxx” Bobby Wilson. Due to stipulations, the winning team received $500 and Wilson was put in a dress. The next event is at the National Guard Armory in Brewton, AL, on November 1.

The upcoming Peachstate Wrestling Alliance event will be on October 18 at the Recreation Center in Bremen GA. Matches advertised: Consequences Creed vs. Jimmy Rave. David Young vs. El Mexicano. “Action” Mike Jackson & Chris Jones vs. Sal Rinauro & Ultimate Dragon. More matches to be added. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. Tickets are $10 and free for kids 7 & under. For more information, call Shane at (770) 328-1162.

Pro Wrestling Riotâ<80><99>s next event will be on October 18 at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL, which begins their Road to the Gold tournaments. There is a tournament for both the heavyweight championship and tag team championships. In the first set of first round matches in the heavyweight title tournament. Roderick Strong vs. “The Marquee” Bruce Santee. Scott Davis vs. Austin Amadeus. “The Natural” Kenny King vs. Sedrick Strong. 911 Inc member Shawn Osborne w/Ron Niemi vs. Jaison Moore. Also in the first round of the tag title tournament, 911 Inc members Dark City Fight Club w/Ron Niemi vs. Bums R’ Us. The British Lions vs. the Heartbreak Express w/Amy Vitale. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Advance tickets can be bought for $8 for adults and $4 for kids 13 & under. Bell time is at 8:00.

PWR’s Road to the Gold championship tournaments continue on December 12 at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL. In the heavyweight tournament, Sideshow vs. House of M member Dimballah w/Amy Vitale. “Not Cocky” Chasyn Rance vs. CJ O’Doyle. House of M member Lou the Fixer w/Amy Vitale vs. House of M member “Killing Machine” Raymond Snow w/Amy Vitale. In the tag title tournament, “Mr. 630” Jerrelle Clark & Nooie Lee vs. The Lifeguards. The New Dynamic Duo vs. The Loggers. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Advance tickets can be bought for $8 for adults and $4 for kids 13 & under. Bell time is at 8:00.

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 13, 1920 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (J. Hume McDonald â<80>” Promoter) > John Kilonis defeated Mike Nestor (2-0) at 42:30 and 11:30 > Joe Brown and Jack Wilson wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: Joe Brown substituted for John Demetral in the match with Jack Wilson.

OCTOBER 13, 1926 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Kotsonaros defeated Charles Rentrop > Dick Daviscourt defeated Tony Divitchi > Jim Browning and Pete Sauer wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: George Kotsonaros was declared the winner of his match when Charles Rentrop was deemed unable to continue.

OCTOBER 13, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling â<80>” Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus Red Powell > George Romanoff versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match and an amateur wrestling match â<80><9c>between two good lightweight wrestlersâ<80>, but no details were provided following the card.

OCTOBER 13, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee â<80>” Promoter) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Mildred Duncan versus Dorothy Steele > The Masked Marvel defeated John Mauldin > Dutch Green versus Sammy Miller / Notes: Aside from the match between John Mauldin and the Masked Marvel, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

OCTOBER 13, 1939 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Jimmy Lott defeated Freddie Nichols > Larry Tillman versus Cyclone Burns > Bob Corby defeated Jack McAdams / Notes: Larry Tillman and Cyclone Burns were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

OCTOBER 13, 1944 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Saunooke defeated Jack Kelly > Thor Morgan defeated Herb Freeman > Dick Lever & Bill Middlekauff defeated Al Massey & Wally Greb > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated Cherry Vallina / Notes: Bill Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

OCTOBER 13, 1950 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Steele defeated Dick Trout > Red McIntyre defeated Finis Hall by disqualification > Nick Carter & Tarzan White defeated Art Nelson & Jack Steele > The Great Togo defeated Don McIntyre

OCTOBER 13, 1952 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Jack Moore defeated Jack Steele; Tarzan White defeated Bob Shipp by disqualification; Benny Becker defeated Mike Clancy; Jack Wentworth defeated Nick Carter; Wentworth defeated Becker; Moore defeated White; Wentworth defeated Moore to win tournament / Notes: This tournament was to determine a contender to face the Southern Heavyweight Champion on October 20, 1952.

OCTOBER 13, 1954 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Big Heart defeated Jerry Graham > Nick Carter defeated Allan Garfield > Don McGee and El Toro wrestled to a draw

OCTOBER 13, 1958 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Roberts & Frank Townsend versus Jack Dillon & Don Lee > Paul Anderson versus Hans Hermann / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 13, 1961 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Zukoff and Young Paul Jones wrestled to a draw > Johnny King defeated Prince Omar > Jack Bence defeated the Viking > The Assassin defeated the Country Plowboy > Dick the Bruiser defeated Wilbur Snyder / Notes: The program we have for this card reports that the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> program will be seen on Channel 11 from 2:00 to 3:30 on October 14, 1961, but will return to itâ<80><99>s regular time the following week. It was announced that Tiny Mills would be on the card on October 20, 1961.

OCTOBER 13, 1964 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Dick Dunn by disqualification > Billy Hines defeated Charlie Carr > Sam Steamboat defeated Paul DeGaulle > Sputnik Monroe defeated Eddie Graham

OCTOBER 13, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer versus Johnny Heidman > Mario Galento versus Dick the Bruiser > Dale Lewis & Dutch Savage versus Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

OCTOBER 13, 1966 (THURSDAY) â<80>” CORDELE, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Hall versus Louie Tillet > Roger Kirby & Ramon Torres versus the Red Raiders / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

OCTOBER 13, 1967 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Chuck Conley > Ricky Hunter defeated Tiny Mills > Buddy Fuller defeated Steve Stanlee > Oki Yama & El Mongol defeated Bobby Shane & Mr. Wrestling > Tornado Tag Team Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson > No DQ Match: Mario Galento defeated Louie Tillet / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Oki Yama. Alex Perez was the special referee for the match between Mario Galento and Louie Tillet. There were two referees for the match between Oki Yama & El Mongol and Bobby Shane & Mr. Wrestling. In the program for this card Paul Jones reportedly had doubts that Oki Yama was actually from Japan. There was also a feature on wrestling wives, including Ann Gunkel and June Garibaldi, as well as Mr. Wrestlingâ<80><99>s wife â<80><9c>Tigerâ<80> Woods, who was addressed also as â<80><9c>Mrs. Wrestlingâ<80>.

OCTOBER 13, 1970 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Skandor Akbar by disqualification > Robert Fuller and the Great Ota wrestled to a draw at 17:00 > Mr. Ito defeated Kevin Sullivan > Bob Armstrong and Paul DeMarco ruled a no contest > Bill Dromo & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell & Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar.

OCTOBER 13, 1971 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates & Derrell Cochran versus Bill White & Mr. X > George Scott & El Mongol versus Rocket & Flash Monroe > Dick Steinborn versus Assassin #2 > Bill Dromo versus Big John / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The program for this card mentioned that â<80><9c>Columbus Championship Wrestlingâ<80>, hosted by Jim Carlisle, could be seen live on WRBL Channel 3 on Saturdays at 4:00. The program also references Ralph Freed as being in charge of ticket sales for the Columbus office.

OCTOBER 13, 1972 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brass Knuckles Title One-Night Tournament: Rock Hunter (Winner) to win title; Bob Armstrong, Argentina Apollo, Bill Bowman, Roberto Soto, Pedro Godoy, Dick Steinborn, Joe Turner, Rocket Monroe, Skandor Akbar, Krusher Karlson, the Avenger, Tommy Seigler, and Wilbur Snyder also participated > No TL / No DQ Match: Assassin #1 defeated Ox Baker / Notes: It is unclear as to the pairings and results of the tournament. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Wilbur Snyder participated in an autograph session for fans.

OCTOBER 13, 1973 (SATURDAY) â<80>” â<80><9c>ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLINGâ<80> (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Super Gladiator defeated the Missouri Mauler by disqualification > Ox Baker and El Mongol wrestled to a draw > Tommy Seigler defeated Bull Zomar / Notes: Rock Hunter managed the Missouri Mauler.

OCTOBER 13, 1973 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane & Hiro Matsuda defeated Roy Lee Welch & Buck Parks > Robert Fuller defeated Billy Spears > Bill Watts defeated Ricky Gibson > Bobby Duncum & Stan Vachon defeated Jerry Oates & Roberto Soto / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

OCTOBER 13, 1975 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Luke Graham & Rip Hawk > Les Thornton and Bob Backlund wrestled to a draw > Bobo Brazil defeated the Sheik by disqualification > Nikolai Volkoff & Brute Bernard defeated Jerry Brisco & Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed Nikolai Volkoff and Brute Bernard.

OCTOBER 13, 1978 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond and Rougeau Hartford Love wrestled to a draw > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Sonny King > Pez Whatley defeated the French Angel > Bunkhouse Match: Dick Slater defeated the Masked Superstar > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No DQ): Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated King Kong Mosca* by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No DQ): Rick Martel & Tommy Rich* defeated Stan Hansen & the Masked Superstar / Notes: The Masked Superstar substituted for Ole Anderson to team with Stan Hansen in the match with Rick Martel & Tommy Rich.

OCTOBER 13, 1979 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTBS STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Handicap Match: Sterling Golden defeated Curtis Brazil & Jack Poure > Ricky Fields defeated Carl Fergie > Tape: Mike Sharpe versus King Kong Mosca > Killer Karl Kox defeated Chick Donovan > Ernie Ladd defeated Mike Fever > Tape: Larry Latham versus Wahoo McDaniel > Tape: Marvin Turner versus the Masked Superstar > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Bill Howard & Carl Fergie > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet defeated Bret Hart & Chick Donovan > Bob Armstrong & Buzz Sawyer defeated Ernie Ladd & the Masked Superstar by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. On this episode, Ole Anderson and Ernie Ladd split up as Anderson makes a babyface turn. Bobby Heenan managed Ernie Ladd and Killer Karl Kox. Paul Boesch, Stan Hansen, Tommy Rich, Tony Atlas, Austin Idol, Ole Anderson, Hangman Bobby Jaggers, Buck Brannigan, and Austin Idol also appeared on this episode. It was announced that Wahoo McDaniel would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

OCTOBER 13, 1979 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CARROLLTON, GA â<80>” VFW FAIRGROUNDS (Hugh Butler â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no details have been found.

OCTOBER 13, 1979 (SATURDAY) â<80>” McDONOUGH, 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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