02/11/2012 – February 11 Georgia Wrestling Nostalgia
From Rich Tate:
February 11, 1921 (Friday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Municipal Auditorium (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Strangler Lewis over Tom Draak / Notes: Billy Sandow (01)
February 11, 1935 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Jack Browning – Promoter) > Jack Ross over Ed Nolan two falls to one > Cowboy Luttrall over Rudy
Strongberg two falls to none
February 11, 1936 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rudy Strongberg and Bob Wagner went to a
draw > Dorv Roche over Pat McClary > Frank Speer over Babe Zaharias
February 11, 1938 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Ruff over Pete Peterson > Red Ryan and Bill
Bartush went to a draw > Everett Marshall over Babe Zaharias by disqualification
February 11, 1938 (Friday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (L.A. Roche – Promoter) > Jimmy Logas over Tony Marino (01) two falls to none > John Felix over Raoul Lopez
two falls to none
February 11, 1948 (Wednesday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward versus the Green Hornet (02) >
Frank Remille versus Tony Mello (01) > Joe Estes versus Red Dugan
February 11, 1952 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon versus Louie Ross >
Nick Carter versus Lou Plummer > Mike Paidousis versus Sonny Kurgis > Lou Plummer & Jack Dillon versus Nick Carter & Louie Ross
February 11, 1964 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Morrow over Johnny Bruce by disqualification
> Paul Adams over Little Abner > Greg Peterson & Chief War Cloud over Billy Hines & Bad Boy Hines by disqualification
February 11, 1965 (Thursday) – Jekyll Island, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Linda Carroll versus the Fabulous
Moolah > Tony Marino (02) versus Mario Galento > Bill Dromo versus Gino Brito / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
February 11, 1966 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chin Lee (02) over Al Greene
> the Mysterious Medics (01) (Mysterious Medic #1 & Mysterious Medic #2 (01)) over Billy Hines & Bad Boy Hines > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah*
over Judy Grable to retain the title > World Tag Team Title Match: Eric Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner over Al Costello & Louie Tillet* to win the title > Indian Thong Match:
Chief Little Eagle versus Dick the Bruiser ended in a no contest / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed the Von Brauners. Costello and Tillet had been the reigning World
Tag Team Champions since they went over the Medics in a tournament final on February 4, 1966, in Atlanta. Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion
since she went over Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
February 11, 1967 (Saturday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong over Oki Shikina >
Nick Kozak & Enrique Torres over Pancho Rosario & Gorilla Marconi / Notes: This was for the locally televised “Columbus Championship Wrestling”, though it is not
known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.
February 11, 1969 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Bob Ramstad went to a
draw > Jim Wilson over Seiji Sakaguchi by disqualification > Paul DeMarco and Alberto Torres went to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dale Lewis* over Choo-
Choo Lynn by disqualification to retain the title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Lewis and Sakaguchi. Lewis had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion
since he went over the Professional on December 27, 1968, in Atlanta, although he had actually lost the title to El Mongol on February 7, 1969, in Atlanta.
February 11, 1975 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson over Doug Somers > Steve
Keirn over Dennis O’Brien > Robert Fuller & Don Muraco over Ron Garvin & Roger Kirby > Abdullah the Butcher over Ken Patera > Indian Death Match: the Assassin (01)
over Danny Little Bear / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Garvin. Rock Hunter managed the Assassin. Bearcat Wright managed Abdullah.
February 11, 1978 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Bockwinkel over Pierre Lefebvre >
Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Steve Muslin > Tommy Rich & Sandy Maddox over Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification > Adrian Adonis over Butch Malone >
Abdullah the Butcher over Bill Irwin / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter
managed Abdullah. Bobby Heenan managed Bockwinkel.
February 11, 1979 (Sunday) – Marietta, GA – Cobb County Civic Center (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau over Larry
Latham > the Grappler (02) over Pierre Lefebvre > Tommy Rich over Kurt Von Hess > Wahoo McDaniel over Luke Graham > Dusty Rhodes over Ole Anderson by
countout > Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over the Masked Superstar by disqualification
February 11, 1980 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis over Dutch Mantell >
Ray Candy over Baron Von Raschke > Tony Atlas over Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* over Tommy Rich & Lars
Anderson by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Killer Khan > Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over the Great Mephisto by disqualification > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin
Sullivan over Austin Idol / Notes: Mephisto managed Khan and Abdullah. Rock Hunter managed Koloff and Smirnoff.
February 11, 1981 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn over Jim Duggan > Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over
Kevin Sullivan > Tony Atlas over the Mongolian Stomper > Ted DiBiase over Michael Hayes by disqualification > the Freebirds (01) (Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy) over
Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier / Notes: Hayes was in the Freebirds’ corner during the match against Fuller and Frazier. Gordy and Roberts were in Hayes’ corner during the
match against DiBiase. Don Carson managed the Stomper.