Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 9-26

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SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 09/26/2008 by Rich Tate

NEWS AND NOTES

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling promoter Scott East sits in with Rich Tate tonight for a PSP Fix, live at 9:30 PM ET. If you miss it, the archive will be available afterward.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to the Unknown Soldier (31) and David Sammartino.

Today in Memoriam: Wadi Ayoub (1979), Lance Idol (32, 1991), and Marianna Komlos (35, 2004).

Click here for this weekâ<80><99>s update of Wrestlerâ<80><99>s Eye View with Les Thatcher.

Prime Time Pro Wrestling returns to the Event Center in Columbus, GA, tonight with the following advertised card: The Wrestler vs. Dustin Powers. Frankie Valentine vs. Adrian Hawkins. The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith) and Simon Sermon & Thomas Britain challenge the Southside Trash for the PTPW Tag Team Titles in a three-way match. David Young vs. Jake Slater. Bulldog Raines vs. Rob Adonis. In a non-title match, Chris Stevens vs. PTPW Champion Colt Derringer. If Stevens wins, he earns a title match on October 3. Bell time is 7:30pm.

PTPW promoter Billy Roper sat in with Rich Tate Thursday night to discuss his promotionâ<80><99>s history, talent, and past events, while also previewing tonightâ<80><99>s show. Click here to listen.

Great Championship Wrestling results for September 25 in Phenix City, AL, at the GR8 SK8 Plex: Attendance reported as approximately 125. Tex Monroe pinned Ron Stalker (with Princeton Gainey III). “That 80’s Guy” John Bogie beat The Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One with Wicked Nemesis) by disqualification in a handicap match. Cru Jones pinned J-Rod. Johnny Swinger pinned Bull Buchanan to become the #1 contender for the GCW Heavyweight Title after interference by Cru Jones. GCW Heavyweight Champion Micah Taylor (with Tracy Taylor) pinned Shaun Banks.

After their match, Sonny Siaki attacked both Tex Monroe and Ron Stalker. After his match, Cru Jones was interviewed by Taylor McKnight. Jones demanded a rematch for his heavyweight title and claimed that neither Swinger nor Buchanan deserved a shot at the #1 contendership.

GCW returns on October 2 to the GR8 SK8 Plex in Phenix City. As a special gift to the loyal GCW fans, all tickets will be $5, first come first serve for ringside seats.

GCW and “God Bless Fort Benning” will be teaming up on November 22 in downtown Columbus, GA. Matches will be taking place throughout the day. More information will be made available through their website.

NAWA Ring Champions results from September 6 at the Purks Building in Cedartown, GA, with a crowd of 400 reported: Ron Garvin & Air Paris defeated Nightmare & Bobby Hayes. Women’s Title: Bambi beat Nigel Sherrod via DQ. Chris Ganz & Chris Lightning defeated Simon Sermon & Rick Michaels. Terry Lawler beat Kenny Arden via reverse decision. Josh Stone defeated Bulldog Raines. Waylon Rhodes beat Josh Hate and Stupid the Clown in a three way.

Ron Garvin, former Peach State Wrestling promoter Ben Masters and former Georgia Championship Wrestling referee and Office Manager Bobby Simmons were inducted into the NAWA Squared Circle Social Club (their version of a Hall of Fame).

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 26, 1933 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Cox and Frank Speer wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > George Zaharias defeated Paul Jones

SEPTEMBER 26, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” BUCKHEAD ARENA (Promoter â<80>” Unknown) > Eight-Round Boxing Match: Joe Davidson versus Kid Holland > Bob Anderson versus Foy Rivers > Turk Powell versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Nat Jones â<80>” Promoter) > Eight-Round Boxing Match: Joe Russell versus Young Corbett > Wayne Coleman versus Jack Russell > Joe Santell versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1935 (THURSDAY) â<80>” EAST POINT, GA â<80>” EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Jim Tracy versus Bill Faulkner > Tiny Ruff versus Son Almand > Jim Thompson versus Jack Herren / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1939 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WARREN ARENA (L.C. Warren â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Zaharias defeated Bad Boy Brown > Tiny Ruff defeated Babe Zaharias by disqualification > Angelo Cistoldi defeated Leo Savage by disqualification / Notes: Bad Boy Brown substituted for Popeye Swenson in the match with Chris Zaharias.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1947 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Rogers defeated Pierre DeGlane > Johnny Long defeated Babe Zaharias by disqualification > Don & Bill McIntyre defeated Al Galento & Lozano Martinez > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* defeated Jim Coffield / Notes: Lou Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Billy Watson in St. Louis, MO, on April 25, 1947. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1949 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chuck Shackleford defeated Lucky Gamillion > Don McIntyre defeated Tony Vagnone > Babe Zaharias & the Black Menace defeated Johnny Long & Joe Wolfe (2-0)

SEPTEMBER 26, 1952 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Clancy versus Ed Malone > Mike Paidousis versus the Brain > Man versus Animal Match: Jack Steele versus Ginger the Bear > Babe Zaharias versus Muscles / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp and Cowboy Carlson wrestled to a draw > Danny Oâ<80><99>Shocker defeated Whitey Whittler by disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Andre Drapp (2-1) > Danny Oâ<80><99>Shocker & Cowboy Carlson defeated Bob Shipp & Whitley Whittler / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on September 16, 1955, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1955 (MONDAY) â<80>” VALDOSTA, GA â<80>” VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Hernandez & Red McIntyre versus Tokyo Joe & El Toro / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1958 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Roberts defeated Jack Dillon > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Judy Glover defeated Dot Dotson > Ray Gunkel defeated Bronko Lubich > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* versus Angelo Poffo ruled a no contest / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ray Gunkel on September 5, 1958, in Atlanta. Frank Townsend was the special referee for the match between Blassie and Angelo Poffo. Bronko Lubich managed Poffo. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee on this card. It was announced that Don Lee would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. The program we have for this card mentioned that fans could join the Ray Gunkel Fan Club by writing to Juanita Arnold in Newark, TX.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1960 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: the Fabulous Moolah versus the Lady Angel > Don McClarty versus Johnny Weaver > Mixed Tag Team Match: Bill Dromo & the Fabulous Moolah versus Mr. X (3) & the Lady Angel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1961 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marco Polo defeated the Masked Phantom (2) by disqualification > Texas Death Match: the Country Plowboy defeated Ivan Zukoff by disqualification

SEPTEMBER 26, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker versus Pedro Godoy > Womenâ<80><99>s Tag Team Match: Diana Beamon & Sweet Georgia Brown versus Ella Charles & Tina Cole > Gypsy Joe defeated Ivor Barrett > World Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and Chief Little Eagle & Chief Crazy Horse wrestled to a draw / Notes: Diana Beamon & Sweet Georgia Brown and Ella Charles & Tina Cole were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Johnny Walker versus Pedro Godoy, but no results were reported after the card. The Assassins had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since September 11, 1962.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1964 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Harris versus Mario Galento > Don Fargo & Frankie Cain versus Billy & Bad Boy Hines > No DQ / No TL Match: Sputnik Monroe versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1967 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong and Corsica Jean wrestled to a draw > Bad Boy Hines defeated Chuck Conley > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Louie Tillet* defeated Mario Galento > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling defeated El Mongol* by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford, El Mongolâ<80><99>s manager, was handcuffed to Choo-Choo Lynn during the match between Mr. Wrestling and El Mongol. Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mr. Wrestling on September 8, 1967, in Atlanta. Louie Tillet had been the reigning US Junior Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Hart on January 17, 1967, in Macon.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1969 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cyclone Soto defeated Salvadore Dominguez at 8:00 > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated Tony Romano & Vincent Lopez at 11:00 > Tex McKenzie & the Professional defeated Big Tex & the Super Pro > Losers Unmask Match (No TL): the Super Pro & the Assassins defeated Mario Galento & the Super Assailants > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Joe Scarpa defeated Paul DeMarco / Notes: Mario Galento managed the Super Assailants. As part of the stipulation, the Super Assailants were forced to unmask following the match with the Super Pro & the Assassins, and were identified as Joe Tomayo & Frank Martinez. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Paul DeMarco. Buddy Fuller managed Joe Scarpa. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee on this card. It was announced that Dory Funk, Jr., would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1970 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Ito & the Great Ota defeated Bill Dromo & Pepe Gomez > Buddy Colt defeated Sabu Singh > Paul DeMarco defeated Tim Tyler / 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 Buddy Colt. It was reported that the Georgia Tag Team Title was being held up due to an appeal filed by the Assassins. They claim that when they lost the title to Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert on September 25, 1970, saying that the amateur wrestling headgear their opponents wore during the match had them at an unfair advantage, as they alleged that the helmets may have been greased up prior to the match. Paul Jones said he and the championship committee would investigate and make a ruling at a later date.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1972 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Johnny Reb defeated Billy the Kid > Koa Tiki defeated Bill Bowman > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner defeated Koa Tiki & Man Mountain Mike > Leon Ogle versus Juan Caruso ruled a no contest > Bob Armstrong defeated Rocket Monroe > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Roberto Soto* defeated Skandor Akbar / Notes: Roberto Soto had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1975 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Thornton and S.D. Jones wrestled to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji* defeated Tony Garea & Dean Ho > Jay Strongbow versus the Spoiler ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Nikolai Volkoff* defeated Dusty Rhodes > US Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr.,* defeated Jerry Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Brute Bernard defeated Bill Watts* / Notes: Following the match between Bill Watts and Brute Bernard, the title was held up pending a rematch on October 3, 1975. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler, Nikolai Volkoff, Brute Bernard, Mr. Fuji, Toru Tanaka, Dick Slater and Bob Orton, Jr. The program for this card shows that the television tapings have moved back to the WTCG studios on West Peachtree Street on Saturdays.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1977 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle defeated Bill White > Jacques Goulet & Randy Savage defeated Richard Blood & Steven Little Bear > Tony Atlas defeated Gene Anderson by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Pak Song & the Executioner* defeated Tommy Rich & Dino Bravo / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song and the Executioner.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1978 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rick McGraw & Roger Howell defeated Ken Dillinger & Pete Austin > Sonny King and Pez Whatley wrestled to a draw > Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater defeated King Kong Mosca* by disqualification > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated Stan Hansen

SEPTEMBER 26, 1980 (FRIDAY) â<80>” DALTON, GA â<80>” FORT HILL SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve O versus Mr. Saito > Stan Lane versus Kevin Sullivan > Dennis Condrey versus Terry Taylor > Lars Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1983 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop versus Joe Lightfoot > Ron Garvin & Brett Wayne versus the Road Warriors > No DQ Match: Larry Zbyszko versus Bruno Sammartino, Jr. > Bill Irwin & Buzz Sawyer versus Tommy Rich & Pez Whatley > Mask Versus Mask Match: Mr. Wrestling versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Paul Ellering managed Buzz Sawyer and 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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