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CARDS & RESULTS: 1970s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Ann Gunkel; Argentina Apollo; Assassin #1
(01); Assassin #2 (01); the Assassins (01); the Avenger (02); Bearcat Brown; Bearcat Wright; Bepo; Bill Bowman; Bill Dromo; Bill McMinn;
Bill Watts; Billy the Kid (01); Bob Armstrong; Bob Orton, Jr.; Bobby Garcia; Bobby Starr; Bobo Brazil; Bobo Johnson; Bronko Lubich; Buddy
Colt; Buddy Fuller; Buddy Roberts; Carlos Montez; the Champ; Charlie Harben; Charlie Smith; Choo-Choo Lynn; Dale Lewis; Danny
Hodge; Debbie Johnson; Derrell Cochran; Dick Steinborn; Don Curtis; Don Greene; Donna Christianello; Dory Funk, Jr.; Dottie Downs;
Doug Gilbert (01); Duke Keomuka; E.M. Lee; Ed Capral; Eddie Graham; Eddie Smith; El Mongol; Flash Monroe; Francisco Flores; Frank
Dalton; Frank Hickey; Fred Ward; Fritz Von Erich; George Grant; George Harris; Geto; Gordon Solie; Greg Fox; Harry Smith; “Hilda�;
Hiro Matsuda; the Hollywood Blonds (01); Homer O’Dell; J.A. ‘Stiffy’ Williams; J.R. Harrison; Jack Brisco; Jack Crawford; Jack
Evans (02); Jack Smith; Jack Welch (02); Jake Smith; Jan Sheridan; Jay Strongbow; Jerry Brown; Jerry Jarrett; Jerry Oates; Jerry
Valentine; Jesse James (02); Jim Byers; Jim Grabmire; Jim McKinney; Jimmy Valentine; Joe Louis; Joe Turner (02); Johnny Reb; Juan
Caruso; Klondike Bill; Koa Tiki; Krusher Karlson; Leo Garibaldi; Leon Ogle; Lester Welch; Lilly Thomas; Little Tokyo; Louie Tillet; Mark
Starr (01); the Masked Marvel (15); Mike Graham; Mike Paidousis; the Mongols (01); Nick Bockwinkel; Nick Gulas; Nick Russo; Norvel
Austin; Oki Shikina; Ox Baker; Paul DeMarco; Paul Jones (01); Pedro Columbo; Pedro Godoy; Peggy Patterson; Red Dupree; Rick Freto;
Rip Hawk; Robert Fuller; Roberto Soto; Rock Hunter; Rocket Monroe; Ron Fuller; Ronnie Hill; Rose Ward; Roy Lee Welch; Roy Welch;
Skandor Akbar; Sputnik Monroe; Sterling Brewer; Ted Oates; Tim Geohagen; Tinker Todd; Tojo Yamamoto; Tom Renesto; Tommy
Seigler; Tony Russo; Vicky Williams; Wayne Cowan; Wilbur Snyder; William Franklin Stokes; Willie Wilson; the Zodiac (01).

October 3, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy
Seigler over Wayne Cowan > Oki Shikina over Nick Russo > Koa Tiki & the Avenger (02) over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Macon Tag
Team Title Match: Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto over Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* by disqualification; Monroe & Akbar retained the
title / Notes: 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.

October 4, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) Notes: We do not have a lineup or full results for this card, but it was reported that Ox Baker and Skandor Akbar turned on
Assassin #1 (01), who was in turn saved by the Avenger (02).

October 6, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong over Rock Hunter by disqualification > Pedro Godoy and Koa Tiki went to a draw > Tommy Seigler over Oki
Shikina > Midget Match: Johnny Reb over Billy the Kid (01) > Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo and Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) went
to a draw > Brass Knuckles Match (No Disqualification): Skandor Akbar over Assassin #1 (01) > Ox Baker over Nick Bockwinkel / Notes:
Seigler participated in an autograph session for fans.

October 7, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rock
Hunter over George Grant > Dick Steinborn & Tommy Seigler over Krusher Karlson & Oki Shikina > Tim Geohagen over Pedro Godoy by
disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral.

October 10, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the
Avenger (02) over Oki Shikina > Leon Ogle over Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) and Tommy Seigler & Koa Tiki went to a
draw > Macon Tag Team Title Match (No Disqualification): Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* and Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto went to a
draw at 60:00; Monroe & Akbar retained the title / Notes: During the Shikina-Avenger match, Shikina removed the Avenger’s mask to
identify him as Francisco Flores. Flores continued wrestling with the mask as the Avenger outside Macon. 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.

October 11, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena [P-Partial] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Jesse James (02) versus Rock Hunter > Tommy Seigler versus Rocket Monroe > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner
(02) versus Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo > Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar versus Assassin #1 (01) & the Avenger (02) / Notes: The
program for this card noted that this date was Fred and Rose Ward’s wedding anniversary.

October 13, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Brass Knuckles Title One-Night Tournament: Rock Hunter (Winner) to win the title; Bob Armstrong, Argentina Apollo, Bill
Bowman, Roberto Soto, Pedro Godoy, Dick Steinborn, Joe Turner (02), Rocket Monroe, Skandor Akbar, Krusher Karlson, the Avenger
(02), Tommy Seigler, and Wilbur Snyder also participated > No Time Limit / No Disqualification Match: Assassin #1 (01) over 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. Snyder
participated in an autograph session for fans.

October 14, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Assassin #1 (01) over Skandor Akbar > Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo and the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts)
went to a draw > Rock Hunter over the Champ / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television
program hosted by Ed Capral. Assassin #1 joined Capral unmasked and revealed himself as Tom Renesto.

October 17, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Francisco Flores over Oki Shikina > Bill Bowman over George Grant > Tommy Seigler over Wayne Cowan > George Grant & Leon Ogle &
Tommy Seigler & Francisco Flores over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) & Wayne Cowan & Oki Shikina > Macon Tag Team Title Match
(No Disqualification / No Time Limit): Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* over Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto to retain the title / Notes:
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.

October 18, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was advertised for this date, but no further information has been found.

October 20, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen versus Pedro Godoy > the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) over George Grant & Jesse
James (02) > Tommy Seigler over Rock Hunter > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo over Ox Baker &
Skandor Akbar* to win the title > Boxing Match: Bob Armstrong over Rocket Monroe > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Roberto Soto* over
Nick Bockwinkel by disqualification to retain the title / Notes: Baker and Akbar had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions
since they went over Armstrong and Steinborn in a tournament final on September 15, 1972, in Atlanta. Soto had been the reigning
Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta. Soto participated in an autograph session for
fans. The Blonds were being billed as Canadian Tag Team Champions.

October 21, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Tommy Seigler over Ox Baker by disqualification > Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Bob Armstrong
over Oki Shikina / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral.

October 24, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Koa Tiki
over Ox Baker > Skandor Akbar over Jesse James (02) > Dick Steinborn over Juan Caruso > Pedro Godoy over George Grant > Roberto
Soto & Argentina Apollo over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Battle Royal: Argentina Apollo (Winner); Skandor Akbar, Ox Baker, Bill
Bowman, Juan Caruso, Pedro Godoy, George Grant, Jesse James (02), Roberto Soto, Dick Steinborn, Koa Tiki, and Joe Turner (02) also
participated / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Earlier on this day, Ann Gunkel incorporated Gunkel Enterprises,
Inc., although it would be nearly a month before her plans to leave the company and form an opposing promotion would become
common knowledge. She immediately began discreetly attempting to secure possible television deals for an opposing promotion, as
well as venues for live events. Lester Welch later claimed to have been tipped off that she had made attempts to secure a promoter’s
license, as well as an arrangement for weekly cards at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, and said he began to watch her more closely
than ever in an effort to determine her motives and success, as the other owners did not take her seriously.

October 27, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jesse James (02) versus Pedro Godoy > the Avenger (02) over Oki Shikina > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over Tim
Geohagen & Tommy Seigler > Bob Armstrong over Rock Hunter > the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) and Dick
Steinborn & Argentina Apollo went to a draw > Tom Renesto versus Ox Baker ended in a no contest / Notes: Charlie Smith was credited
as being a referee for this card. Seigler participated in an autograph session for fans.

October 28, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the
Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) over Tommy Seigler & Roberto Soto > Dick Steinborn over Rock Hunter by
disqualification > Roy Lee Welch over Juan Caruso / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television
program hosted by Ed Capral. Bob Armstrong joined Capral and issued a challenge to Hunter for a match.

October 31, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy
Seigler over Pedro Godoy > Oki Shikina over Wayne Cowan > Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo over Rocket Monroe & Rock Hunter > Leon
Ogle & Choo-Choo Lynn over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Dick Steinborn over Skandor Akbar

November 3, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen over Juan Caruso > Wayne Cowan over Skandor Akbar > Roy Lee Welch over Bill Bowman > Tommy Seigler
over Joe Turner (02) > Texas Death Match: Bob Armstrong over Rock Hunter > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Argentina
Apollo* and the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) went to a draw; Steinborn & Apollo retained the title / Notes: Akbar
substituted for Rocket Monroe in the match against Cowan. Steinborn and Apollo had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions
since they went over Akbar and Ox Baker on October 20, 1972, in Atlanta. Bill McMinn was credited as being a referee for this card. Apollo
participated in an autograph session for fans.

November 4, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Jesse James (02) & Argentina Apollo over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) by disqualification > Ox Baker over Tommy Seigler > Roberto
Soto over Oki Shikina by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program
hosted by Ed Capral.

November 4, 1972 (Saturday) – Griffin, GA – Griffin-Barnesville Sports Palace (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Frank Hickey versus Roy Lee Welch > Bill Bowman versus George Grant > Joe Turner (02) versus the
Avenger (02) > Roberto Soto versus Oki Shikina > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Seigler versus the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown &
Buddy Roberts)

November 7, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Tommy Seigler over Rock Hunter by disqualification > Oki Shikina over George Grant > Roy Lee Welch over the Champ > Tom Renesto &
Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo over Juan Caruso & Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar

November 8, 1972 (Wednesday) – Cartersville, GA – Sports Palace (J.A. ‘Stiffy’ Williams – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Bill Bowman over the Champ > Jesse James (02) over Pedro Godoy > Roy Lee Welch over Joe Turner (02)
by disqualification > Roberto Soto & the Avenger (02) over Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar

November 10, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Tommy Seigler (Winner); Jerry Brown, Buddy Roberts, Dick Steinborn, Bob Armstrong, Argentina Apollo, Rock
Hunter, Skandor Akbar, Ox Baker, Roberto Soto, Roy Lee Welch, Rocket Monroe, Joe Turner (02), Pedro Godoy, Bill Bowman, Tim
Geohagen, Jim McKinney, and Jesse James (02) also participated > Tim Geohagen and Jim McKinney went to a draw > Bill Bowman
over Jesse James (02) > Roy Lee Welch over Pedro Godoy > Roberto Soto over Joe Turner (02) > Ox Baker over Rocket Monroe > Bob
Armstrong over Skandor Akbar > Dick Steinborn over Rock Hunter > Buddy Roberts and Argentina Apollo went to a draw > Tommy Seigler
over Jerry Brown / Notes: The battle royal was to determine the matches for the card. It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was
$2,500. Bill McMinn was credited as being a referee for this card. Welch participated in an autograph session for fans.

November 11, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Jesse James (02) over Skandor Akbar by disqualification > Dick Steinborn over Ox Baker > Argentina Apollo over Pedro Godoy / Notes:
This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed Capral.

November 14, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Francisco Flores and Oki Shikina went to a draw > Leon Ogle & Choo-Choo Lynn over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Tom Renesto
versus Ox Baker ended in a no contest > Macon Tag Team Title Match (Disqualification Rule Waived): Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo
over Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar* to win the title / Notes: Monroe and Akbar had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions
since they went over Apollo and Bob Armstrong on September 5, 1972, in Macon.

November 17, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Juan Caruso over Bobby Starr > Wayne Cowan & Tim Geohagen over Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar > Roberto Soto over
Bill Bowman > Roy Lee Welch over Joe Turner (02) by disqualification > Tommy Seigler & Bob Armstrong & Argentina Apollo versus Rock
Hunter & Buddy Roberts & Bearcat Brown ended in a no contest > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* and Dick
Steinborn went to a draw; Funk, Jr., retained the title / Notes: Brown substituted for Jerry Brown to team with Hunter and Roberts in the
match against Seigler, Armstrong, and Apollo. Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he went over
Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL. Steinborn participated in an autograph session for fans.

November 18, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Argentina Apollo over Ox Baker by disqualification > Dory Funk, Jr., over Joe Turner (02) > Roberto Soto over Bill Bowman > Roy Lee
Welch versus Rocket Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Ed
Capral.

November 21, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Francisco Flores over Juan Caruso > Bill Bowman over Wayne Cowan > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Leon Ogle over Joe Turner (02) by
knockout in the second round > Bob Armstrong over Skandor Akbar > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo*
versus the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) ended in a no contest; Seigler & Apollo retained the title / Notes: Seigler
and Apollo had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they went over Akbar and Rocket Monroe on November 14, 1972,
in Macon.

November 22, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong over Rock Hunter / Notes: This was the only match after a boycott of the remaining advertised
wrestlers. Armstrong and Hunter were the only two in attendance to wrestle. Ward announced to the crowd ahead of the match that all
money would be returned whether fans decided to stay or leave. Publicly, he offered no explanation as to the whereabouts of the other
wrestlers advertised. Earlier in the day, a private meeting was held in Atlanta said to be led by Ann Gunkel, Tom Renesto, Assassin #2
(01), Dick Steinborn, and Charlie Harben. Known to be in attendance were Ed Capral, Charlie Smith, Ted Oates, Jerry Oates, Ox Baker,
Argentina Apollo, Oki Shikina, Jesse James (02), Skandor Akbar, Tommy Seigler, El Mongol, the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown and
Buddy Roberts), Wayne Cowan, Joe Turner (02), Bill Bowman, Roberto Soto, the Avenger (02), Krusher Karlson, and Derrell Cochran.
During the meeting, the leaders announced they were forming a new promotion, to be called the All-South Wrestling Alliance. Of those in
attendance, the only one to stay with the Atlanta NWA office was Derrell Cochran. Not in attendance at the meeting, but also deciding to
remain with the NWA side after learning of the news, were Armstrong and Roy Lee Welch. Hunter was also not in attendance at the
meeting, and is said to not have heard that there would be a boycott of the Columbus card that evening. Jerry Oates had decided to join
All-South, but returned to the Atlanta NWA office within weeks of his departure. Also on this day, once Gunkel made her intentions clear,
ABC Booking, Inc., was dissolved immediately, in order to avoid owing Gunkel any more payments beyond her settlement. As a result,
Paul Jones (01), Lester Welch, and Roy Welch incorporated Mid-South Sports, Inc. Shortly after this, Mid-South filed a lawsuit against
Tom Renesto for the amount of $1 million, claiming he had attempted to sabotage the company, but the suit never went to trial, as it was
dismissed, according to Joe Hamilton.

November 24, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran over Tinker Todd > Don Curtis over Ronnie Hill > Eddie Graham & Robert Fuller & Buddy Fuller over Tony
Russo & Jim Grabmire & Geto > Battle Royal: Jake Smith (Winner); Jim Byers, Jim Grabmire, Tinker Todd, Roy Lee Welch, Don Curtis,
Duke Keomuka, Robert Fuller, Rick Freto, Derrell Cochran, Doug Gilbert (01), Bob Armstrong, Geto, and Mike Paidousis also participated
> Bob Armstrong over Mike Paidousis > Doug Gilbert (01) over Bronko Lubich > Jack Brisco over Hiro Matsuda / Notes: It is unclear as to
the reason for the battle royal. This card was the first following the mass departure of the regular roster of talent the promotion had been
using. Much of the talent came on one-day notice to help fill out the card. Over the next several weeks, other NWA promoters would send
in wrestlers whenever possible to help Atlanta rebuild and compete with the All-South Wrestling Alliance. The one page program for this
card announced that Bill Watts, Danny Hodge, Dory Funk, Jr., Bobo Brazil, Sputnik Monroe, Flash Monroe, Fritz Von Erich, Nick
Bockwinkel, Jay Strongbow, Buddy Colt, and Ron Fuller would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. There was also a statement that “Only
matches promoted by Paul Jones are sanctioned by the NWA.�

November 24, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Oglethorpe University Gymnasium [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling
Alliance) > Oki Shikina over Mark Starr (01) > Jesse James (02) over Skandor Akbar by disqualification > Women’s Match: Vicky
Williams over Donna Christianello > Rock Hunter over Tim Geohagen > Dick Steinborn and Assassin #2 (01) went to a draw > Tommy
Seigler & El Mongol over the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) by disqualification > Ox Baker over Argentina Apollo /
Notes: This was the first card for Gunkel’s All-South Wrestling Alliance. Matches were taped with the intent to be broadcast on the â
€œAll-South Championship Wrestlingâ€� television program, hosted by Ed Capral. It is unclear at this time, but it is believed that the
program aired on a local Atlanta station sometime in December 1972. Gunkel had been unable to secure a promoter’s license to
run events inside the Atlanta city limits, and chose Oglethorpe as her home base for live events until she was approved. The program for
this card notes that the ticket office is located at 39 Houston Street. It also gives credit to some staff members of the office: Capral (Ring
Announcer), Charlie Smith (Publicity), Jack Smith (Timekeeper), and Drs. E.M. Lee and J.R. Harrison (Physicians).

November 25, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
Notes: With the defection of “Georgia Championship Wrestling� host Ed Capral to the All-South Wrestling Alliance, Sterling Brewer
replaced him in the interim. Brewer was also the host of the Birmingham, AL, show for Nick Gulas’ promotion.

November 28, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Battle Royal: Bob Armstrong (Winner); Tojo Yamamoto, Doug Gilbert (01), Hiro Matsuda, Jack Evans (02), Derrell Cochran, Roy Lee
Welch, Bepo, Don Curtis, Geto, Jerry Jarrett, Eddie Graham, Buddy Colt, and Carlos Montez also participated > Roy Lee Welch over
Carlos Montez > Doug Gilbert (01) over Jack Evans (02) > Eddie Graham & Bob Armstrong over Tojo Yamamoto & Hiro Matsuda > Buddy
Colt over Jerry Jarrett > Don Curtis & Derrell Cochran over the Mongols (01) (Geto & Bepo) by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that
the purse for the battle royal was $2,000. Frank Dalton and Tony Russo had been advertised for the battle royal, but failed to appear. Colt
was being billed as the Southern Heavyweight Champion. It was announced that Ward had held up the Macon Tag Team Title due to an
unruly match on November 21, 1972, between champions Tommy Seigler and Argentina Apollo and the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry
Brown and Buddy Roberts). Seigler and Apollo had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they went over Rocket Monroe
and Skandor Akbar on November 14, 1972, in Macon. Of course, in reality, he was declaring the title vacant as all four men had
unexpectedly defected to the All-South Wrestling Alliance since that card.

November 28, 1972 (Tuesday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center (William Franklin Stokes – Promoter / All-South Wrestling
Alliance) > the Champ over Pedro Godoy > Oki Shikina over Wayne Cowan > Skandor Akbar over Tim Geohagen > Jerry Oates &
Argentina Apollo over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Tommy Seigler over Rock Hunter by disqualification > Dick Steinborn over
Skandor Akbar > Tommy Seigler & Dick Steinborn & Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo over Ox Baker & Assassin #2 (01) & the Hollywood
Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts)

November 29, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch over Tony Russo > Doug Gilbert (01) and Hiro Matsuda went to a draw > Eddie Graham &
Don Curtis & Derrell Cochran over Jack Evans (02) & the Mongols (01) (Geto & Bepo) > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob
Armstrong over Buddy Colt* by disqualification; Colt retained the title / Notes: Colt had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion
since November 28, 1972. The program for this card mentioned that Armstrong was still recognized as Columbus Heavyweight
Champion. Armstrong had been billed as such since September 16, 1972. It also announced that Louie Tillet, billed as United States
Junior Heavyweight Champion, would be wrestling in Columbus soon. There was also a mention of the events from November 22, 1972,
where it was written by “Hilda�, who had been writing columns recapping the previous week’s events: “Last week’s
matches proved unexpected and unforeseen. It also proves what a fine promoter we have. Mr. Ward did not, and he wasn’t obligated
to, explain what happened. He did have the main event for us, however, between Bob Armstrong and Rock Hunter. I’ll agree that
neither Bob nor Hunter had their hearts in it, but they were there. Fans have always had a great respect for Bob, but after last week, they
have more. As for Hunter, I would say he “dug� and “cut� it. Thanks, fellows. As for our promoter, at his own expense, he
refunded every ticket. How much fairer could he be? Our hats off to three great fellows – Bob Armstrong, Rock Hunter, and Mr. Ward. I
can’t imagine what happened. All I heard was gossip, which has to be taken with a grain of salt. If what I heard was true, a recently
departed mat friend would be terribly upset. As far as another fellow is concerned, let me express a fan’s feelings. If you didn’t
care enough about us to come wrestle for us, we don’t need you now to come from Atlanta and make trouble for us or our promoter.â
€�

December 1, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Jimmy Valentine > Jack Evans (02) versus Bearcat Wright > Women’s Match: Peggy Patterson
versus Debbie Johnson > Robert Fuller & Roy Lee Welch versus Flash Monroe & Norvel Austin > Don Curtis versus Hiro Matsuda > Jake
Smith versus Geto > Jerry Jarrett versus Don Greene > Eddie Graham over Doug Gilbert (01) > Bob Armstrong versus Bill Watts / Notes:
Jack Crawford managed Austin. The program for this card featured an ad for Lester Welch’s Silver Dollar Ranch on Route 1 in
Barnesville.

December 1, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Oglethorpe University Gymnasium (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling
Alliance) > Bill Bowman versus Wayne Cowan > Jerry Oates versus Joe Turner (02) > Skandor Akbar versus the Avenger (02) > Tommy
Seigler & Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo versus Assassin #2 (01) & the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) > Rock
Hunter versus El Mongol > Georgia Television Title Match: Dick Steinborn* versus Ox Baker / Notes: It is unclear as to how Steinborn
came to be recognized as Georgia Television Champion. The last reference we have is the version recognized by Georgia
Championship Wrestling, which was last referenced on August 1, 1972, when then champion Ray Gunkel died, leaving the title vacant.
We have found no documentation as to its origin within the All-South Wrestling Alliance. Matches were taped with the intent to be
broadcast on the “All-South Championship Wrestling� television program, hosted by Ed Capral.

December 2, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Don Curtis over Doug Gilbert (01) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Roy Lee Welch & Jan Sheridan over Carlos Montez & Peggy Patterson >
Doug Gilbert (01) & Norvel Austin over Eddie Graham & Robert Fuller / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship
Wrestling� television program hosted by Sterling Brewer. Jack Crawford managed Austin.

December 5, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Women’s Match: Lilly Thomas over Peggy Patterson > Jerry Jarrett over Carlos Montez > Derrell Cochran over Jim McKinney > Don
Curtis over Jack Evans (02) > Hiro Matsuda & Tojo Yamamoto over Bob Armstrong & Doug Gilbert (01) > Southern Heavyweight Title
Match: Buddy Colt* over Eddie Graham to retain the title / Notes: Colt had been billed as Southern Heavyweight Champion since
November 28, 1972.

December 5, 1972 (Tuesday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center (William Franklin Stokes – Promoter / All-South Wrestling
Alliance) > Jesse James (02) over Pedro Godoy > Bill Bowman over Wayne Cowan > the Avenger (02) over Joe Turner (02) > Jerry Oates
& Tommy Seigler and Ox Baker & Skandor Akbar went to a draw > Roberto Soto over Assassin #2 (01) by disqualification > Dick
Steinborn & Argentina Apollo over the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts)

December 6, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Jack Welch (02) versus Carlos Montez > Jack Evans (02) versus Derrell Cochran > Leon Ogle versus Jimmy
Valentine > Women’s Match: Lilly Thomas versus Peggy Patterson > Eddie Graham versus Tony Russo > Bob Armstrong & Don
Curtis versus Buddy Colt & Hiro Matsuda / Notes: This program mentions the Saturday matches shown live over Channel 41 would begin
at 3:00 PM, although several weeks later it is back to 4:00 PM on January 17, 1973.

December 8, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Peggy Patterson versus Lilly Thomas > Red Dupree versus Hiro Matsuda > Jerry Jarrett versus Don
Greene > Robert Fuller & Roy Lee Welch versus Flash Monroe & Norvel Austin > Don Curtis versus Fritz Von Erich > Bob Armstrong &
Derrell Cochran versus Paul DeMarco & Duke Keomuka > Eddie Graham versus Doug Gilbert (01) > NWA World Heavyweight Title
Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* versus Jack Brisco / Notes: Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he went
over Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL. Jack Crawford managed Austin.

December 8, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Oglethorpe University Gymnasium (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling
Alliance) > Jesse James (02) versus Rock Hunter > Tommy Seigler versus Skandor Akbar > Ted Oates over Joe Turner (02) > Bill
Bowman over Jerry Oates > El Mongol over Ox Baker > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo* over the
Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) to retain the title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Roberto Soto* over Assassin
#2 (01) by disqualification to retain the title / Notes: Steinborn and Apollo had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since
they went over Baker and Akbar on October 20, 1972, in Atlanta, and although they earned recognition while wrestling for the Georgia
Championship Wrestling promotion, Gunkel recognized them as such when they agreed to move to the All-South Wrestling Alliance. Soto
had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over Buddy Colt on May 5, 1972, in Atlanta, and although he earned
recognition while wrestling for the Georgia Championship Wrestling promotion, Gunkel recognized him as such when he agreed to
move to the All-South Wrestling Alliance. Oates substituted for the Champ in the match against Turner. Matches were taped with the
intent to be broadcast on the “All-South Championship Wrestling� television program, hosted by Ed Capral.

December 9, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Buddy Colt over Don Curtis > Bob Armstrong over Carlos Montez > Jack Brisco and Dory Funk, Jr., went to a draw > Ron Fuller & Roy Lee
Welch over Jack Evans (02) & Greg Fox / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program
hosted by Sterling Brewer.

December 12, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Bobby Starr and Roy Lee Welch went to a draw > Jack Evans (02) over Red Dupree > Derrell Cochran & Bill Dromo & Jack Welch (02)
over Norvel Austin & Sputnik Monroe & Rocket Monroe > Bob Armstrong over Doug Gilbert (01) / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Austin.

December 15, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jerry Oates versus Carlos Montez > Roy Lee Welch over Jack Evans (02) > Eddie Graham versus the Masked Marvel (15) >
Bill Dromo and Doug Gilbert (01) went to a draw > Robert Fuller & Buddy Fuller versus Flash Monroe & Norvel Austin > Danny Hodge
versus Hiro Matsuda > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong over Buddy Colt* to win the title / Notes: Colt had been billed as
Southern Heavyweight Champion since November 28, 1972. Jack Crawford managed Austin and the Marvel. Eddie Smith was credited
as being a referee for this card.

December 15, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Oglethorpe University Gymnasium (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling
Alliance) > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over Ted Oates & Jesse James (02) > Bobby Garcia versus Oki Shikina > Roberto Soto over
Rock Hunter > Dick Steinborn versus Assassin #2 (01) ended in a no contest > Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo & El Mongol & the
Avenger (02) over Skandor Akbar & Ox Baker & the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) / Notes: James substituted for
the Champ to team with Oates in the match against Bowman and Turner.

December 16, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Buddy Colt over Red Dupree > Norvel Austin & the Masked Marvel (15) over Roy Lee Welch & Pedro Columbo > Pedro Columbo versus
Sputnik Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Sterling Brewer.
Jack Crawford managed Austin and the Marvel. Colt joined Capral and announced he was filing a protest with the NWA, claiming his foot
was on the ropes when he lost to Bob Armstrong on December 15, 1972.

December 19, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Women’s Match: Vicky Williams over Dottie Downs > Roy Lee Welch over Pedro Columbo > Derrell Cochran over Jack Evans (02) >
Don Curtis & Eddie Graham over Norvel Austin & Sputnik Monroe > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Bob Armstrong over Doug Gilbert (01) by
technical knockout in the fourth round / Notes: Joe Louis was the special referee for the Armstrong-Gilbert match. Jack Crawford
managed Austin.

December 22, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Harry Smith & Debbie Johnson versus George Harris & Donna Christianello > Sputnik Monroe &
Rocket Monroe versus Derrell Cochran & Red Dupree > Bill Dromo versus Doug Gilbert (01) > Jerry Oates versus Norvel Austin >
Klondike Bill versus Rip Hawk > Eddie Graham & Mike Graham versus Norvel Austin & the Masked Marvel (15) > Danny Hodge versus
Dale Lewis > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong* versus Buddy Colt ended in a no contest; Armstrong retained the title /
Notes: Armstrong had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Colt on December 15, 1972, in Atlanta.
Leo Garibaldi was the special referee for the Armstrong-Colt match. Jack Crawford managed Austin and the Marvel. Homer O’Dell
managed Hawk. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

December 22, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Oglethorpe University Gymnasium (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling
Alliance) > Wayne Cowan versus Bobby Starr > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) versus Ted Oates & Jesse James (02) > Rock Hunter
versus the Avenger (02) > Argentina Apollo & El Mongol versus Skandor Akbar & Ox Baker > Jerry Brown versus Roberto Soto > Tommy
Seigler versus Buddy Roberts > Dick Steinborn versus Assassin #2 (01)

December 23, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Derrell Cochran over Buddy Colt by disqualification > Bob Armstrong over the Masked Marvel (15) > Jerry Oates versus Sputnik Monroe /
Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Sterling Brewer. This was the final
episode in which Brewer appeared as host. Jack Crawford managed the Marvel.

December 26, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Midget Tag Team Match: Willie Wilson & Bobo Johnson over Johnny Reb & Little Tokyo > Roy Lee Welch over Jerry Valentine > Don
Curtis over Jack Evans (02) > Sputnik Monroe over Eddie Graham > Bob Armstrong over Rocket Monroe

December 27, 1972 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Ronnie Hill over Frank Hickey > Jack Evans (02) and Roy Lee Welch went to a draw > Midget Tag Team
Match: Willie Wilson & Bobo Johnson over Johnny Reb & Little Tokyo > Bob Armstrong over Sputnik Monroe > Norvel Austin & Rocket
Monroe over Bill Dromo & Jerry Oates / Notes: Hill substituted for Jack Welch (02) in the match against Hickey. Jack Crawford managed
Austin.

December 28, 1972 (Thursday) – Athens, GA – J&J Center (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Tommy Seigler
over Krusher Karlson > Dick Steinborn over Ox Baker > Rock Hunter & the Hollywood Blonds (01) (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) over
Tommy Seigler & Roberto Soto & Argentina Apollo

December 29, 1972 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran over Ronnie Hill > the Zodiac (01) over Pedro Columbo > Georgia Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament:
Sputnik Monroe & Rocket Monroe over Bill Dromo & Bob Orton, Jr. to advance; Eddie Graham & Mike Graham over Norvel Austin & the
Masked Marvel (15) to advance; and the Grahams over the Monroes to win the title > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Colt over
Bob Armstrong* to win the title > Eddie Graham over Jack Crawford / Notes: The tournament was to determine new champions for the
vacant Georgia Tag Team Title, which had previously been held by Dick Steinborn and Argentina Apollo, who had since defected to the All-
South Wrestling Alliance. Armstrong had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Colt on December 15,
1972, in Atlanta. It was reported that if Crawford failed to appear and wrestle Graham, he would be fined and suspended indefinitely from
wrestling in Atlanta. Crawford managed Austin and the Marvel. Sputnik Monroe was barred from ringside during the Colt-Armstrong
match. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

December 30, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
Notes: Gordon Solie, who had been the host of televised wrestling in Florida for many years, began his long run as host of “Georgia
Championship Wrestling� on this episode. He was with the company through July 1984.