APRIL 24 NOSTALGIA
April 24, 1918 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Billy Sandow (01) – Promoter) > Jim Londos over Constant LeMarin

April 24, 1934 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Howell Mill Arena (C.W. Bennett – Promoter) > Bob Anderson (01) versus Red Dugan > John Dameron versus Bill Ward > Bill
Collins versus Bull Schmidt

April 24, 1934 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Sunset Athletic Club (Promoter – Unknown) Notes: Three wrestling matches and two boxing matches were advertised. A jazz
band was also on hand to entertain the fans.

April 24, 1935 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Marshall Blackstock and Dan O’
Connor went to a draw 30:00 > Sol Slagle over Chief Chewacki (01) at 25:00 two falls to none > Orville Brown and Karl Davis went to a draw / Notes: Davis substituted for
Bronko Nagurski in the match against Brown.

April 24, 1936 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Riverside Arena (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Joe Woods versus Frank Remille > Mex McClain versus Young Londos > Carl Schobel
versus Tarzan Jordan

April 24, 1951 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Plummer over Danny Plechas > Dan
O'Connor over Benny Becker > Don McIntyre over Rube Wright > Jack Curtis over Red Dugan by disqualification

April 24, 1953 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Henry Harrell over Carlos Guzman
> Dan O’Connor and Tex Riley went to a draw > Art Nelson versus Mike Paidousis > Aldo Bogni over Don McIntyre

April 24, 1957 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: June Byers
versus Penny Banner > Verne Gagne versus Babe Zaharias > Paul Bunyan versus Kurt Von Brawner

April 24, 1959 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Acosta & Dickie Gunkel & Farmer
Powell versus Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy & Gypsy Joe (01)

April 24, 1962 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Laye & Andre Drapp over Don
Whittler & Ali Bey (01) > Ray Villmer over the Canadian Angel > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Eddie Graham* over Ivan Zukoff to retain the title > Lenny Montana over
Dick Steinborn / Notes: Graham had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Tampa, FL, office since he won a tournament on March
17, 1962, in Tampa.

April 24, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong versus
George Bell > Derrell Cochran over Chris Averoff > International Tag Team Title Match: Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler* versus Dick Steinborn & Chief Little Eagle ended
in a no contest; Montana & Tyler retained the title / Notes: Montana and Tyler had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since April 9, 1963.

April 24, 1964 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson over Sailor Moran > the
Bavarian Boys (Rudy Jacobs & Harry Wenzl) over George Harris & Red Steiner > Sputnik Monroe over Derrell Cochran > Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner over Tex
Riley & Tinker Todd > No Time Limit Match: Joe Scarpa versus Stan Stasiak (02) ended in a no contest / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed the Von Brauners. It was
announced that Argentina Rocca would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

April 24, 1965 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WAII Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson & Buddy Fuller over the
Corsicans (Corsica Jean & Corsica Joe) > Buddy Fuller over Red Roberts > Alex Perez over Greg Peterson / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television
program hosted by Ed Capral.

April 24, 1965 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Zapata over Randy Roper >
Lee Fields over Pancho Villa (02) > Alex Perez over Jerry Miller > Tarzan Tyler over Tom Bradley > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah over Dot Dotson > Battle of the
States – Georgia versus Tennessee: Ray Gunkel & Greg Peterson & Jesse James (02) (GA) versus Ronnie Etchison & Tony Milano & Lester Welch (TN) > Georgia
Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento* and Buddy Fuller ended in a double countout; Galento retained the title / Notes: The pairings and results for the tournament
were not reported after the card. Galento had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta.

April 24, 1970 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chati Yokuchi over Jim Wilson > Bob
Armstrong and Fuji (02) went to a draw > Bill Dromo over Karl Von Stroheim > Buddy Colt over Professor Kimura by disqualification > El Mongol over the Challenger (01)
> Doug Gilbert (01) over Nick Bockwinkel > Joe Scarpa over Paul DeMarco / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Colt and Von Stroheim. For the Scarpa-DeMarco match, the
winner had to force the other to submit to the sleeper hold. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee for this card.

April 24, 1971 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WQXI Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) &
Assassin #2 (01)) over Jim Wilson & El Mongol > Luke Graham over Klondike Bill by disqualification > Roberto Soto and Guillotine Gordon went to a draw / Notes: This
was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. “Atlanta TV Wrestling” is now back in the 10:30 to 11:30 PM time slot.

April 24, 1973 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Black and Kubla Khan went to a draw
> Bearcat Wilkerson over the Champ > Tommy Seigler & Koa Tiki over Krusher Karlson & Guillotine Gordon > Randy Curtis over Oki Shikina > Dick Steinborn & Argentina
Apollo over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Ron Pritchard over Assassin #2 (01) > Georgia Brass Knucks Title Match: Rock Hunter* over Jack Armstrong to retain the
title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Candy* over Ox Baker to retain the title / Notes: Mr. X (20) managed Bowman and Turner. Hunter managed Assassin #2.
Hunter had been billed as the reigning Georgia Brass Knucks Champion since January 30, 1973. Candy had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since
he went over Assassin #2 on March 13, 1973, in Atlanta. Charlie Smith and Tim Geohagen were credited as being referees for this card. Khan participated in an
autograph session for fans. It was announced that Baron Von Raschke would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. The program for this card featured a piece credited to
Norman Keitzer, titled “Can You Believe What You Read in the Newspapers?”

April 24, 1973 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tank Morgan over Bobby Cash > Jerry Oates over
Fuji (02) > Roy Lee Welch over Jack Evans (02) > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah over Lilly Thomas > Leon Ogle over Rocket Monroe by disqualification > Bob
Armstrong & Bill Watts over the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) / Notes: J.C. Dykes was handcuffed to Bill Dromo during the
Armstrong/Watts-Infernos match. Dykes managed the Infernos.

April 24, 1976 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Toni Rose & the Fabulous Moolah over
Susan Green & Joyce Grable (02) / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

April 24, 1976 (Saturday) – Griffin, GA – Griffin-Barnesville Sports Palace (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch and Karl Von
Steiger went to a draw > Ervin Smith over Jerry Stubbs > Rick Martel over Don Wade > Bob Backlund over Greg Valentine > Mark Lewin & Thunderbolt Patterson over Stan
Stasiak (02) & the Spoiler (02) / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

April 24, 1978 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the Invader (06) over Pierre Lefebvre
> Doug Gilbert (01) over Klondike Bill > Steve Regal (01) over Jacques Goulet > Rocky Johnson over Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title
Match: Stan Hansen* over Tommy Rich > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson over Ole Anderson* by countout / Notes: Klondike substituted for Jack
Ruffian in the match against Gilbert. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah.

April 24, 1979 (Tuesday) – Toccoa, GA (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) / Notes: A card was advertised for this date, but no details have
been found.

April 24, 1980 (Thursday) – Rome, GA – Rome Memorial Gymnasium (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lars Anderson over the French
Angel (02) by countout > Ted Oates over Snake Brown by disqualification > Genichiro Tenryu over Mike Davis (02) > Eddie Gilbert over Rocket Monroe > Georgia Tag
Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff over Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas* to win the title / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Koloff and Smirnoff.

April 24, 1982 (Saturday) – Chattanooga, TN – UTC Maclellan Gymnasium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Prichard over Chick
Donovan > Leroy Brown over Ricky Harris > National Tag Team Title Match: John Studd & the Super Destroyer (01)* over Bob Armstrong & Brad Armstrong > Ron Bass
over Tommy Rich by disqualification > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan over Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Prichard substituted for Bobby Garrett in the match against
Donovan.