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CARDS & RESULTS: 1970s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Aaron Newman; Ann Gunkel; Argentina
Apollo; Assassin #1 (01); Assassin #2 (01); the Assassins (01); the Avenger (02); Bearcat Brown; Bill Bowman; Bill McMinn; Billy Spears;
Billy the Kid (01); Bob Armstrong; Bobo Brazil; Buddy Colt; the Champ; Charlie Smith; Choo-Choo Lynn; Cisco Grimaldo; Debbie
Johnson; Derrell Cochran; Dick Shannon; Dick Steinborn; Don Owen; Donna Christianello; Dory Funk, Jr.; Dory Funk, Sr.; Dottie Downs;
Doug Scoggins; Ed Capral; El Mongol; the Fabulous Moolah; Francisco Flores; Fred Ward; George Grant; Haystacks Calhoun; Hugh
Butler; Jan Sheridan; Jesse James (02); Jim Carlisle; Jim McKinney; Joe Turner (02); Johnny Reb; Juan Caruso; Koa Tiki; Leon Ogle;
Lester Welch; Lilly Thomas; Mac McFarland; Man Mountain Mike; Mike Paidousis; Mr. X (19); Nick Bockwinkel; Nick Russo; Oki Shikina;
Ox Baker; Paul Jones (01); Paula Kaye; Peggy Patterson; the Raider (01); Ray Gunkel; Roberto Soto; Rocket Monroe; Sam Muchnick;
Sandy Parker; Skandor Akbar; Susan Green; Terry Funk; Tim Geohagen; Tommy Seigler; Toni Rose; Vicky Williams; Wayne Cowan.

July 1, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Argentina
Apollo over Billy Spears > Dick Steinborn over Ox Baker by disqualification > Assassin #1 (01) over the Champ / Notes: This was taped
for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral.

July 4, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Grant
versus Oki Shikina > Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo versus Buddy Colt & Ox Baker > Leon Ogle versus Mr. X (19) > Bob Armstrong
versus Rocket Monroe > Macon Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))* versus Koa Tiki & the
Avenger (02) / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they went over Armstrong and Bill
Dromo on May 9, 1972, in Macon. Billy Spears managed Colt.

July 7, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Tim Geohagen over Oki Shikina > Women’s Tag Team Match: Toni Rose & Donna Christianello over Susan Green & Jan Sheridan >
Roberto Soto & El Mongol over Billy Spears & Rocket Monroe > Dick Steinborn over Buddy Colt by disqualification > Bob Armstrong &
Argentina Apollo over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) / Notes: Spears managed Colt. Apollo participated in an
autograph session for fans.

July 8, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Argentina
Apollo over Wayne Cowan > the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) over George Grant & Tim Geohagen > the
Avenger (02) over Buddy Colt / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed
Capral. Billy Spears managed Colt.

July 11, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cisco
Grimaldo and the Champ went to a draw > Leon Ogle & Choo-Choo Lynn over Oki Shikina & Mr. X (19) > Boxing Match: Bob Armstrong
over Rocket Monroe by disqualification > Macon Tag Team Title Match (Disqualification Rule Waived): the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1
(01) & Assassin #2 (01))* over Koa Tiki & the Avenger (02) to retain the title / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning Macon Tag
Team Champions since they went over Armstrong and Bill Dromo on May 9, 1972, in Macon.

July 14, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Cisco Grimaldo versus the Champ > Rocket Monroe over Koa Tiki > Dick Steinborn over Oki Shikina > El Mongol over Billy
Spears > Ox Baker versus the Avenger (02) ended in a no contest > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01)
& Assassin #2 (01))* over Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo to retain the title / Notes: Charlie Smith and Bill McMinn were credited as
being referees for this card. The Assassins had been billed as Georgia Tag Team Champions since March 18, 1972, after Jones
announced they should have been declared the winners in their match against then champions Ray Gunkel and Buddy Fuller on March
10, 1972. Armstrong participated in an autograph session for fans. It was announced that Skandor Akbar would be wrestling in Atlanta
soon.

July 15, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roberto
Soto over Billy Spears > Dick Steinborn and Assassin #2 (01) went to a draw > Tim Geohagen over the Champ / Notes: This was taped
for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral. It was announced that Terry Funk and Dory
Funk, Sr., had sent signed contracts to the Atlanta office answering the ongoing challenges made by the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1
(01) and Assassin #2 (01)). Ox Baker joined Capral and issued a challenge to Soto, claiming the Georgia Heavyweight Champion was
dodging him.

July 18, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim
Geohagen over Dick Shannon > Cisco Grimaldo over the Champ > Bob Armstrong & Leon Ogle over Rocket Monroe & Mr. X (19) > Bobo
Brazil & the Avenger (02) over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) / Notes: It was reported that 9,500 were in
attendance for this card.

July 21, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Dick Shannon versus Cisco Grimaldo > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over George Grant & Jesse James (02) > Dick
Steinborn over Rocket Monroe > Bob Armstrong over Billy Spears > Ray Gunkel & Argentina Apollo & Bobo Brazil over Ox Baker & the
Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) / Notes: Brazil participated in an autograph session for fans.

July 22, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob
Armstrong over Dick Shannon > Tim Geohagen & the Avenger (02) over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) by disqualification > Jesse
James (02) and Mr. X (19) went to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program
hosted by Ed Capral.

July 25, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Argentina
Apollo over the Champ > Roberto Soto and Assassin #2 (01) went to a draw > Boxing Match: Leon Ogle over Mr. X (19) > Battle Royal:
Argentina Apollo (Winner); Bob Armstrong, Assassin #2, Bill Bowman, the Champ, Jesse James (02), Choo-Choo Lynn, Roberto Soto,
Billy Spears, and Joe Turner (02) also participated / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal.

July 28, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Cisco Grimaldo over Nick Russo > Women’s Match: Toni Rose over Debbie Johnson > Assassin #1 (01) over Jesse
James (02) > Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) by disqualification > Brass Knuckles Match: Rocket
Monroe over Billy Spears > Dick Steinborn and Assassin #2 (01) went to a draw at 60:00 > No Time Limit / No Disqualification Match: Ox
Baker over the Avenger (02) / Notes: Charlie Smith and Bill McMinn were credited as being referees for this card. Johnson participated in
an autograph session for fans. The program for this card mentioned that Ray Gunkel, the Brass Knucks Champion, also still held the
Georgia Television Title. Gunkel had been the reigning Brass Knucks Champion since he went over Baker on June 30, 1972, in Atlanta,
and Georgia Television Champion since he went over Big John on October 15, 1971, in Atlanta. In an ad in this program for the television
program, the Wednesday time slot, which began as a second weekly broadcast several weeks prior, is no longer mentioned. It was
announced that Nick Bockwinkel and Haystacks Calhoun would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

July 29, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ox
Baker over George Grant > Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo and Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) went to a draw > Mr. X (19) over Nick
Russo / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral.

July 29, 1972 (Saturday) – Griffin, GA – Griffin-Barnesville Sports Palace (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Wayne Cowan versus Tim Geohagen > Mixed Tag Team Match: Rocket Monroe & Toni Rose versus Nick Russo & Dottie
Downs > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) versus Argentina Apollo & the Avenger (02) > Bob Armstrong versus Ox Baker

August 1, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse
James (02) over the Champ > Dick Shannon and Cisco Grimaldo went to a draw > Lumberjack Match: Roberto Soto over Billy Spears >
Boxing Match: Leon Ogle over Mr. X (19) by knockout in the fourth round > Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo over the Assassins (01)
(Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))

August 1, 1972 (Tuesday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Wayne Cowan went to a draw > George Grant over Juan Caruso by disqualification > Joe Turner (02)
over Nick Russo > the Avenger (02) over Bill Bowman by disqualification > Dick Steinborn over Rocket Monroe > Brass Knucks Title
Match: Ray Gunkel* over Ox Baker to retain the title / Notes: Following the Gunkel-Baker match, Gunkel passed out in the shower and
was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead that night, at the age of 48. At the time of his death, Gunkel was held both the
Brass Knucks Title and the Georgia Television Title. Gunkel had been the reigning Brass Knucks Champion since he went over Baker on
June 30, 1972, in Atlanta, and Georgia Television Champion since he went over Big John on October 15, 1971, in Atlanta.

August 4, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Juan Caruso over George Grant > Tim Geohagen over Bill Bowman by disqualification > Joe Turner (02) over Jesse James
(02) > Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto and Ox Baker & Rocket Monroe went to a draw > Assassin #2 (01) over Dick Steinborn > Argentina
Apollo over Nick Bockwinkel by disqualification / Notes: For the Steinborn-Assassin #2 match, the winner had to force the other to submit
to a Japanese nerve hold. Bill McMinn was credited as being a referee for this card. The program for this card had a full page memoriam
for Ray Gunkel, mentioning his passing on August 1, 1972.

August 5, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the
Avenger (02) over Billy Spears > Roberto Soto and Assassin #2 (01) went to a draw > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over George Grant &
the Champ / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral.

August 7, 1972 (Monday) Notes: Ann Gunkel, widow of Ray Gunkel, arrived at the Atlanta office with the intent of filling Ray’s position
in the company. This is said to have concerned many within the company, Lester Welch specifically.

August 8, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ
€™s Tag Team Match: Susan Green & Vicky Williams over Paula Kaye & the Fabulous Moolah > Rocket Monroe over Nick Russo >
Roberto Soto & Choo-Choo Lynn over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Argentina Apollo over Assassin #2 (01)

August 11, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Juan Caruso versus Jesse James (02) > Women’s Match: Sandy Parker over Lilly Thomas > Bill Bowman over George
Grant > Joe Turner (02) over Cisco Grimaldo > Rocket Monroe and the Avenger (02) went to a draw > Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo &
Haystacks Calhoun over Ox Baker & the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) / Notes: Grimaldo replaced the Avenger
in the match against Turner, as the Avenger substituted for Bob Armstrong in the match against Monroe. Apollo participated in an
autograph session for fans. The program for this card stated that Jones had been appointed First Vice President of the NWA during that
week’s annual NWA meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Also, it reported that Sam Muchnick had been re-elected as President and that Don
Owen was appointed as Second Vice President.

August 12, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Jesse James (02) over Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over Dick Steinborn & George Grant > Cisco Grimaldo over Wayne
Cowan by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed
Capral. Jones joined Capral to discuss many of the contacts he made in Las Vegas at the annual NWA meeting, and would be bringing
in a lot of new talent to Atlanta over the next few months, including Man Mountain Mike.

August 14, 1972 (Monday) Notes: Doug Scoggins, who had been wrestling as Mr. X (19), died in an automobile accident in Perry en route
to a card in Valdosta. His passenger, Juan Caruso, suffered minor physical injuries, but Scoggins was reportedly killed upon impact.

August 15, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Choo-
Choo Lynn over the Raider (01) > Skandor Akbar over Nick Russo > Wayne Cowan over Cisco Grimaldo > Tim Geohagen over Rocket
Monroe > Battle Royal: Skandor Akbar (Winner); Wayne Cowan, Tim Geohagen, Cisco Grimaldo, Choo-Choo Lynn, Rocket Monroe, the
Raider (01), and Nick Russo also participated > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Argentina Apollo & the Avenger (02) over the Assassins
(01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))* by disqualification; the Assassins retained the title / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for
the battle royal. The Assassins had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they went over Bill Dromo and Bob Armstrong
on May 9, 1972, in Macon.

August 18, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Wayne Cowan versus the Champ > Skandor Akbar over Jesse James (02) > Dick Steinborn over Juan Caruso > Argentina
Apollo over Rocket Monroe > Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto and Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) went to a draw > Terry Funk & Dory Funk,
Sr., versus the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) ended in a no contest / Notes: Caruso substituted for Mr. X (19) in
the match against Steinborn. James participated in an autograph session for fans. There was an ad in the program for this card from the
Gunkel family that read, “The family of the late Ray Gunkel acknowledges with grateful appreciation your many kind and thoughtful
expressions of sympathy.�

August 19, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Argentina Apollo over Dick Shannon > the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) over Nick Russo & the Avenger (02) >
Dick Steinborn over Wayne Cowan / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted
by Ed Capral.

August 22, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ
€™s Match: Sandy Parker over Lilly Thomas > Juan Caruso versus George Grant > Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar over Jesse James
(02) & the Avenger (02) > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) &
Assassin #2 (01))* to win the title / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they went over
Armstrong and Bill Dromo on May 9, 1972, in Macon.

August 25, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > George Grant over Dick Shannon > Rocket Monroe over Mac McFarland > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over Tim
Geohagen & Jesse James (02) > Skandor Akbar and the Avenger (02) went to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn &
Bob Armstrong over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))* by disqualification; the Assassins retained the title >
NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* over Argentina Apollo to retain the title / Notes: The Assassins had been billed as
Georgia Tag Team Champions since March 18, 1972, after Jones announced they should have been declared the winners in their match
against then champions Ray Gunkel and Buddy Fuller on March 10, 1972. Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight
Champion since he went over Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this
card.

August 26, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ox
Baker over Mac McFarland > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) and Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo went to a draw > Jesse James (02)
over the Raider (01) > Tim Geohagen over Juan Caruso / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling�
television program hosted by Ed Capral. It was announced that the Georgia Tag Team Title had been held up pending a rematch
between the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) and Assassin #2 (01)) and Dick Steinborn and Bob Armstrong, advertised for September
1, 1972.

August 29, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum [P-Partial] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Derrell Cochran over Dick Shannon > Ox Baker over the Avenger (02) > George Grant & Cisco Grimaldo over Bill Bowman & Assassin
#1 (01) > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo* over Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar to retain the title / Notes:
Armstrong and Apollo had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they went over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01)
and Assassin #2 (01)) on August 22, 1972, in Macon. The program for this card announced that Nick Bockwinkel would be wrestling in
Macon on September 5, 1972, and that Bearcat Brown and Man Mountain Mike would be wrestling in Macon soon.

September 1, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Dick Shannon over Nick Russo > George Grant over Wayne Cowan > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over Derrell Cochran &
Jesse James (02) > Roberto Soto over Skandor Akbar > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No Disqualification): Bob Armstrong & Dick
Steinborn and the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) went to a draw > the Avenger (02) over Ox Baker / Notes: Man
Mountain Mike was the special referee for the Baker-Avenger match, and he also participated in an autograph session for fans. The
Avenger had promised to unmask prior to the match, and he did as promised, revealing his identity as Francisco Flores. However, he
continued to wrestle using the name Avenger. The Assassins had been billed as Georgia Tag Team Champions since March 18, 1972,
after Jones announced they should have been declared the winners in their match against then champions Ray Gunkel and Buddy Fuller
on March 10, 1972. However, the title had been held up on August 26, 1972, pending this rematch from August 25, 1972. Since there was
no definitive finish to declare champions from this match, it was announced the title would be vacated pending a tournament to be set for
a future date. It was announced that Tommy Seigler would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

September 5, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Wayne Cowan and Jesse James (02) went to a draw > Juan Caruso over Nick Russo > Derrell Cochran over Ox Baker > Dick Steinborn
& Bearcat Brown over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Roberto Soto* over
Nick Bockwinkel to retain the title > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar over Bob Armstrong & Argentina
Apollo* to win the title > Battle Royal: Bob Armstrong (Winner); Akbar, Argentina Apollo, Assassin #1, Assassin #2, Ox Baker, Nick
Bockwinkel, Bearcat Brown, Juan Caruso, Derrell Cochran, Wayne Cowan, Jesse James (02), Rocket Monroe, Nick Russo, Roberto
Soto, and Dick Steinborn also participated / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Soto had been the reigning Georgia
Heavyweight Champion since he went over Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta. Armstrong and Apollo had been the reigning Macon
Tag Team Champions since they went over the Assassins on August 22, 1972, in Macon.

September 8, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jesse James (02) over Wayne Cowan > Bearcat Brown over Rocket Monroe > Skandor Akbar and the Avenger (02) went to a
draw > Argentina Apollo & Man Mountain Mike over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Bob Armstrong over Nick Bockwinkel > Brass
Knuckles Tag Team Match (No Time Limit / No Disqualification): the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) over Terry
Funk & Dory Funk, Sr. / Notes: The Avenger participated in an autograph session for fans.

September 9, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ox
Baker over George Grant > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over Nick Russo & Argentina Apollo > Jesse James (02) over Rocket Monroe
by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral.

September 12, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Jesse James (02) over Juan Caruso > Derrell Cochran & Man Mountain Mike over Assassin #1 (01) & the Raider (01) > Macon Tag Team
Title Match: Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* over Bob Armstrong & Bearcat Brown to retain the title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match:
Roberto Soto* over Ox Baker to retain the title / Notes: Caruso was initially declared the winner of his match against James, but when
Caruso initiated a post-match attack, the decision was reversed. Ward fined Akbar $250 for using a foreign object during the match
where he teamed with Monroe against Armstrong and Brown. Monroe and Akbar had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions
since they went over Armstrong and Argentina Apollo on September 5, 1972, in Macon. Soto had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight
Champion since he went over Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta. Leon Ogle was credited as being a referee for this card.

September 13, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Rocket Monroe over Jesse James (02) > Roberto Soto & Man Mountain Mike over Juan Caruso & Assassin
#1 (01) > Argentina Apollo & Bearcat Brown over Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar > Dick Steinborn and Assassin #2 (01) went to a draw /
Notes: Steinborn had put up $500 if Assassin #2 would risk his mask for their match.

September 15, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Georgia Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar over Jesse James (02) & the Avenger (02) to
advance; Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) to advance; Juan Caruso &
Dick Shannon over Derrell Cochran & Jim McKinney to advance; Bob Armstrong & Dick Steinborn over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) by
disqualification to advance; Baker & Akbar over Soto & Apollo to advance; Armstrong & Steinborn over Caruso & Shannon to advance; and
Baker & Akbar over Armstrong & Steinborn to win the title / Notes: The tournament was to determine new champions for the vacant
Georgia Tag Team Title. The title had previously been held up on August 25, 1972, following a match between then champions the
Assassins and Armstrong and Steinborn, who failed to have a definitive finish to their rematch on September 1, 1972.

September 16, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
the Avenger (02) over Oki Shikina by disqualification > Roberto Soto and Ox Baker went to a draw > Bearcat Brown over Juan Caruso /
Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral. Assassin #1 (01)
joined Capral and claimed Baker was the reason the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) and Assassin #2 (01)) lost their match to
Roberto Soto and Argentina Apollo on September 15, 1972. He issued a challenge to Baker for a match.

September 16, 1972 (Saturday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong & Derrell Cochran & Jesse James (02) & the Avenger (02) versus Juan Caruso & Bill Bowman & Assassin
#1 (01) & the Raider (01) > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo* versus Rocket Monroe & Skandor
Akbar / Notes: This was for the locally televised “Columbus Championship Wrestling�, hosted by Jim Carlisle and broadcast live
on WRBL Channel 3. It is unclear as to how Soto and Apollo became recognized as Southeastern Tag Team Champions. The last
reference we have shows an advertised tournament that was to take place on February 9, 1972, in Columbus, with no details as to who
participated or won. The Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) and Assassin #2 (01)) had been the champions, but the title was vacated
when they failed to defend the title within a thirty-day period. The program for this card mentioned that Armstrong was the Columbus
Heavyweight Champion at the time. It is unclear as to how Armstrong came to be recognized as such. The last reference we have shows
Bill Dromo defending the title against Buddy Colt on February 2, 1972, in Columbus.

September 16, 1972 (Saturday) – Griffin, GA – Griffin-Barnesville Sports Palace (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Jim McKinney over the Raider (01) > Jesse James (02) over Dick Shannon > the Avenger (02) over Juan
Caruso > Bob Armstrong and Rocket Monroe went to a draw > Bobo Brazil & Argentina Apollo over Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar

September 19, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
George Grant over Juan Caruso by disqualification > the Avenger (02) over Dick Shannon > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Roberto
Soto* over Assassin #1 (01) to retain the title > Bob Armstrong & Derrell Cochran & Bobo Brazil over Rocket Monroe & Ox Baker &
Skandor Akbar / Notes: Soto had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in
Atlanta.

September 20, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Juan Caruso > Rocket Monroe versus Argentina Apollo > Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar
versus Bob Armstrong & the Avenger (02) > Dick Steinborn & Bobo Brazil versus the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2
(01))

September 22, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jim McKinney over Cisco Grimaldo > George Grant over the Champ > Jesse James (02) over Dick Shannon > Roberto Soto
over Oki Shikina > No Disqualification Match: Bob Armstrong & Dick Steinborn and Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) went to a draw >
Argentina Apollo over Skandor Akbar > Bobo Brazil over Ox Baker by disqualification / Notes: The Champ substituted for Mike Paidousis
in the match against Grant. Assassin #1 (01) was the special referee for the Brazil-Baker match.

September 23, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Argentina Apollo over Oki Shikina by disqualification > Roberto Soto and Skandor Akbar went to a draw > Jesse James (02) over Wayne
Cowan > Rocket Monroe over George Grant / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television
program hosted by Ed Capral.

September 23, 1972 (Saturday) – Carrollton, GA – VFW Fairgrounds (Hugh Butler – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
George Grant over Cisco Grimaldo > Jesse James (02) over Dick Shannon > Koa Tiki over Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02)
over Dick Steinborn & Man Mountain Mike > Roberto Soto versus Oki Shikina ended in a no contest

September 26, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Midget Match: Johnny Reb over Billy the Kid (01) > Koa Tiki over Bill Bowman > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over Koa Tiki & Man
Mountain Mike > Leon Ogle versus Juan Caruso ended in a no contest > Bob Armstrong over Rocket Monroe > Georgia Heavyweight Title
Match: Roberto Soto* over Skandor Akbar to retain the title / Notes: Soto had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he
went over Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta.

September 27, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Golden Park (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
Notes: A card was advertised, but no details have been found.

September 29, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Koa Tiki over Oki Shikina > Jesse James (02) over Rocket Monroe > Tommy Seigler and Skandor Akbar went to a draw >
Women’s Tag Team Match: Susan Green & Peggy Patterson over Paula Kaye & Donna Christianello > Ox Baker over Man Mountain
Mike > Bob Armstrong over Nick Bockwinkel by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Roberto Soto* versus Argentina Apollo
ended in a no contest; Soto retained the title / Notes: Shikina substituted for Dick Shannon in the match against Tiki. Soto had been the
reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta. Charlie Smith was credited as being
a referee for this card. Armstrong participated in an autograph session for fans.

September 30, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Koa Tiki over Wayne Cowan > Dick Steinborn & Roberto Soto over Oki Shikina & Rocket Monroe > Bill Bowman versus Nick Russo /
Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral. Assassin #1 (01)
joined Capral and announced that Assassin #2 (01) was injured and would need a few weeks for recovery.