Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 9-29-08

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SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 09/29/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS and NOTES

NAWA Ring Champions promoter Phil Heffner will join Rich Tate tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET. If you miss it, the archive will be available afterward.

World Wrestling Entertainmentâ<80><99>s RAW crew will be at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, tonight. The SmackDown/ ECW crew will be at the Quandt Fieldhouse in Stevens Point, WI.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Admission for tapings is free. Call (407) 224-6000 for more info. Look for Jeff Jarrett to address recent comments made by Kurt Angle, essentially a shoot that may be turned into an angle of some sort. To make matters worse, Angle today said he would be doing MMA when his TNA contract ends.

TNA results from Lakeland, FL, on September 28: Petey Williams over Sonjay Dutt, with SoCal Val, and Consequences Creed in a three-way match; A.J. Styles over Sheik Abdul Bashir; Taylor Wilde over Awesome Kong, with Traci Brooks as special referee, to retain the TNA Womenâ<80><99>s Title; Beer Money, Inc., with Jacqueline, over the Motor City Machine Guns to retain the TNA World Tag Team Title; Christian Cage over Kip James; and Samoa Joe over Booker T to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title.

TNA results from the BankUnited Center in Miami, FL, on September 27: Consequences Creed over Petey Williams; Taylor Wilde over Awesome Kong to retain the TNA Womenâ<80><99>s Title; A.J. Styles over Sheik Abdul Bashir; Christian Cage over Kip James; Beer Money, with Jacqueline, over the Motor City Machine Guns to retain the TNA World Tag Team Title; and Samoa Joe over Booker T to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Mad Dog Vachon (79), Skandor Akbar (74), and Ann Casey (70).

Today in Memoriam: Steve Kovacs (1998).

Tako, the fan who called out Hulk Hogan on YouTube and made an appearance on our show back in August, rejoined Rich Tate Sunday night for a PSP Fix to discuss the progress he is making in helping raise money for the family of John Graziano. Tako told us about the response he received indirectly from Hogan, described reactions from people within WWE, and plugged a fundraiser that will be held on November 14 with assistance from many high profile people and organizations within the sports and entertainment industry. We will be putting up more information on this event soon. Click here to listen.

There will be no broadcast of Jerkinâ<80><99> the Curtain tonight. It has been postponed to Tuesday night at 11:30 PM ET.

Mike Mooneyhamâ<80><99>s most recent column discusses Ric Flairâ<80><99>s affiliation with the Gillespie Agency. Click here for the story.

Slam! Wrestlingâ<80><99>s Kenai Andrews has posted a recap of the weekendâ<80><99>s festivities for Titans in Toronto III, which featured a nice mix of wrestling superstars young and old. Click here for the story.

Bob Mageeâ<80><99>s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling results from September 26 at the Event Center in Columbus, GA: Prime Time Elix Skipper defeated Dustin Powers. Frankie Valentine defeated Adrian Hawkins. In a 3-way open (anybody could tag anybody in, including their partner) tag team title match, Southside Trash (Rowdy & Raunchy) beat The Brits (Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain). With The Technicians & The Brits battling each other on the floor and only Southside Trash left in the ring, Raunchy laid down and let Rowdy pin him. Jake Slater (with J.P. Money) beat David Young after Money bashed Young with his briefcase. Bulldog Raines and Rob Adonis was declared a no contest after they battled on the floor until referee Steve Miller counted both men out. In a non-title match, Chris Stevens pinned Champion Colt Derringer with his signature top rope elbow to earn a title shot on October 3.

PTPW returns to the Event Center in Columbus on October 3 with the following advertised card: Frankie Valentine vs. Dustin Powers in a return challenge match. Adrian Hawkins vs. Ace Rockwell. Bulldog Raines vs. Rob Adonis as a follow up on last week’s no contest finish. The Southside Trash puts their tag team titles on the line against The Brits (Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain). David Young vs. Jake Slater (with J.P. Money) in an Anything Goes Street Fight. In a PTPW Heavyweight Title Match, Chris Stevens vs. Champion Colt Derringer. Bell time is 7:30pm.

CWF Mid-Atlantic results from â<80><9c>CWF-MAX!â<80> on September 27 at the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC: Aftermath’s “the 1st” Ric Converse w/William L. Cross defeated Sean McCulley. Las Chivas defeated the Osirian Portal’s Ophidian & Stigma. “High Definition” Steve Greene defeated Chase Dakota. Fatback Enterprises (“Dangerous E” Corey Edsel, Donnie Dollars & “Jersey” Nick Richards w/Brad Stutts) defeated “Handsome” Mitch Connor, Brass Munkey & Roy “Rage” Wilkins by pinfall. VIP “King of Heat” Gemini Kid w/Jesse “El Fuego” Ortega defeated Destiny’s “Leelicious” Lee Valiant.

CWF returns to action next Saturday at Burlington, NCâ<80><99>s Carolina Sports Arena at 7:30 pm for “The Road To The Rumble!”

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, on September 27: Attendance was all the way up to 35. Michael Jablonski beat Violent T. L.T. Falk & Psycho Medic beat Tim Renesto & Larry Cooter. White Tiger beat Davey Wright by DQ when Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn attacked Tiger. Chris Norte (w/Ronnie Vegas) beat Travis Starr in a submission match. Damien Payne & New York Gangster beat Bryan Casey & Stevie King when Payne pinned King. Anthony Wayne beat Kid Dynamite. Derrick Neal & Travis Starr (w/White Tiger) beat ATL Tag Team Champions Richard Lowe & Kevin Dunn (w/Lekesha) in a non-title match when Tiger (who had been piledriven by Lowe earlier) grabbed Lowe’s international object and hit him with it, then put Neal on top of Lowe for the pin.

AWA World-1 Southâ<80><99>s 3rd annual Old School Tag Team Tournament takes place on November 8 at Buck’s Place in Ellaville, GA, located at U.S Highway 19 South, 997 South Broad Street, with an 8pm bell time. Advertised: There will be 9 teams in the tournament, with two competing for the 8th spot in the tournament. The teams are: The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), The New Heavenly Bodies (Chris Nelson & Vito DeNucci), The Heartbreak Express (Superstar Sean & Fabulous Phil), Double Deuce (Cannon & Francisco Ciatso), Southside Trash (Rowdy & Randy), Dark City Fight Club, Nooie Lee & Nick Fame, Mike Patrick & Scott Davis, and The Loggers. In non-tournament action, Jake Slater will defend the Southern Heavyweight Championship against J-Rod.

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

SEPTEMBER 29, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” GEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee â<80>” Promoter) > George Romanoff versus Dutch Green / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There were also other wrestling and boxing matches, but no details were provided following the card.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling â<80>” Promoter) > Dan George versus John Mauldin > Jack McAdams versus Tarzan Jordan > Foy Rivers versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It was reported that the venue had been expanded by 300 seats.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1933 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee â<80>” Promoter) > Charlie Harben versus John Mauldin > Sammy Miller versus Bob Anderson > Eddie Elzea versus Jack Doyle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” PONCE de LEON BALL PARK (Frank Speer â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan Jordan defeated Jimmy Morris > Milo Steinborn defeated King Kong Kashey > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Everett Marshall* defeated Dan Oâ<80><99>Connor / Notes: Charles Rentrop was the special referee for the match between Everett Marshall and Dan Oâ<80><99>Connor. Marshall had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ali Baba in Columbus, OH, on June 26, 1936. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Gus Kallio â<80>” Promoter) > Petro Rossi defeated Tiger Long > Gus Kallio defeated Sammy Miller

SEPTEMBER 29, 1939 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Larry Tillman versus Cyclone Burns > Jack Purdin versus Al Olsen > Jack McAdams versus Charlie Keene / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1944 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Battle Royal: Mae Young defeated Marie Laverne, Ann Miller, Nell Stewart and Elvira Snodgrass > John Mauldin defeated Bill Collins > Jack Wentworth defeated Al Massey by disqualification > Dick Lever defeated Wally Greb / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Elmer Snodgrass managed Elvira Snodgrass.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1950 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Carter and Jack Hader wrestled to a draw > Cowboy Murdock defeated Tarzan White > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Al Lovelock & Finis Hall > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Art Nelson* defeated Chief Little Fox / Notes: Art Nelson had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on July 7, 1950, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1952 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Becker defeated Jack Steele > Mike Clancy defeated Babe Zaharias by disqualification > Don McIntyre & Tarzan White defeated the Black Monsters (2-1) / Notes: During the match between Don McIntyre & Tarzan White and the Black Monsters, McIntyre removed the Brainâ<80><99>s mask to identify him as Joe Stalin. This had already been done on September 19, 1952, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1953 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre versus Wild Man Zimm > Ray Villmer versus Tarzan Hewitt > Handicap Match: Don McIntyre versus John & Al Smith / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1958 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Harben versus Jack Dillon > Freddie Blassie & Bob Shipp versus Nick Roberts & Frank Townsend / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1961 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny King defeated Chuck Burger at 20:00 > Marco Polo defeated the Masked Phantom (2) at 18:00 > Jack Bence defeated Jack Dillon at 15:00 > Tornado Tag Team Match: Ray Gunkel & the Country Plowboy defeated Ivan Zukoff & the Viking / Notes: It was announced that Art Nelson, Roy Shire, Prince Omar, the Angel, and Young Paul Jones would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1964 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines and Paul DeGaulle wrestled to a draw > Sputnik Monroe defeated Bad Boy Hines > Steve Kovacs defeated Dick Dunn by disqualification > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Hiro Matsuda* defeated Greg Peterson / Notes: Hiro Matsuda had been the reigning NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Danny Hodge on July 11, 1964, in Tampa, FL.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1967 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker defeated Tiny Mills > Alex Perez & Ike Eakins defeated Ricky Hunter & Bob Nandor > Ray Gunkel defeated Chuck Conley > No DQ Match: Louie Tillet defeated Mario Galento > Enrique & Alberto Torres and Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Shane defeated El Mongol* to win title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Mr. Wrestling managed Bobby Shane. El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mr. Wrestling on September 8, 1967, in Atlanta. It was announced that Steve Stanlee would be wrestling on the card on October 6, 1967, and that Oki Yama would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1970 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal featuring Skandor Akbar, Bob Armstrong, Buddy Colt, Paul DeMarco, Pepe Gomez, Cisco Grimaldo, Choo-Choo Lynn, El Mongol, Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell, Bobby Shane, Kevin Sullivan, and Tim Tyler > Kevin Sullivan defeated Cisco Grimaldo at 8:54 > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Tim Tyler at 5:41 > Bob Armstrong defeated Skandor Akbar by disqualification at 11:17 > Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell defeated Pepe Gomez > Bobby Shane and Paul DeMarco wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Buddy Colt versus El Mongol ruled a no contest / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1972 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Koa Tiki defeated Oki Shikina > Jesse James defeated Rocket Monroe > Tommy Seigler and Skandor Akbar wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Susan Green & Peggy Patterson defeated Paula Kaye & Donna Christianello > Ox Baker defeated Man Mountain Mike > Bob Armstrong defeated Nick Bockwinkel by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Roberto Soto* versus Argentina Apollo ruled a no contest / Notes: Oki Shikina substituted for Dick Shannon in the match with Koa Tiki. Roberto Soto had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Bob Armstrong participated in an autograph session for fans.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1975 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Garea defeated George McCreery > Mr. Fuji defeated S.D. Jones > Judo Match: Dean Ho defeated Toru Tanaka > Jerry Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Nikolai Volkoff* versus Bobo Brazil ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed Mr. Fuji, Toru Tanaka, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1978 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pez Whatley defeated Sonny King by disqualification > The Masked Superstar defeated Steve Regal > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the French Angel > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* defeated Stan Hansen > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Rick Martel & Tommy Rich* versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Lumberjack Match: King Kong Mosca* defeated Dick Slater / Notes: It was reported that Stan Hansen put up $15,000 for the match with Thunderbolt Patterson.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1979 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTBS STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich & the Crusher defeated Carl Fergie & Rick Oliver > Ricky Fields defeated Johnny Nix > Sterling Golden defeated Chick Donovan > Tony Atlas defeated Jack Poure > Chris Markoff & Jacques Goulet defeated Ted Allen & Marvin Turner > Killer Karl Kox defeated Jerry Roberts / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1980 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Killer Khan defeated Terry Taylor > Mr. Saito defeated Steve Keirn > Kevin Sullivan defeated Stan Lane > Jim Brunzell & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Assassins > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dennis Condrey* defeated Bob Armstrong > Boxing Match: Ole Anderson defeated Lars Anderson

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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