02/16/2012 – February 16 Georgia Wrestling Nostalgia
From Rich Tate:
February 16, 1928 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Hanson (01) over
Scotty McDougal two falls to none > Jack Evans (01) over Ivan Mikaloff
February 16, 1934 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (John Bollas – Promoter) > Bob Anderson (01) over Gorilla Tucker > Leo Wallich over Ripper
Reeves at 22:00 two falls to none > Roy Lumpkin over Dick Griffin at 27:00 two falls to none / Notes: It was reported that 500 were in attendance for this card.
February 16, 1938 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Bartush over Babe Zaharias > Doug
Wyckoff over Milo Steinborn > Red Ryan over Pete Schuh
February 16, 1945 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ben Bennicasa and Cowboy
Luttrall went to a draw at 20:00 > Women’s Match: June Byers over Elvira Snodgrass at 20:00 > Women’s Match: Mae Weston over Irene Jordan at 15:00 > Blockbuster
Talun over Chief Saunooke at 21:00 > Babe Zaharias over Al Massey at 34:00 / Notes: Elmer Snodgrass managed Snodgrass.
February 16, 1946 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Massey over Charlie
Harben > Ralph Garibaldi over Toar Morgan > Dick Lever over Laverne Baxter by disqualification > Jack LaRue & Vic Emanuel & Bill Collins over Herb Welch & Jack
Welch (01) & Roy Welch / Notes: The LaRue/Emanuel/Collins-Welch’s match was reported to be the first six-man tag team match in Atlanta. Collins substituted for Rex
Mobley in the match, for which there were two referees. The program for this card featured an advertisement for Holiday on Ice, an ice skating show coming to the
auditorium in March 1946, reported to be promoted by Jones.
February 16, 1953 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus Aldo Bogni
> Women’s Match: Betty White versus Kathleen Wimbley > Don McIntyre versus Leslie Carlton > Jack Steele versus Tex Riley / Notes: James Hartley managed Carlton.
February 16, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Welterweight Boxing Match: Harold
White and Ernest Butts ended in a draw > Bill Dromo over the Bat (03) by disqualification > Krusher Larson over Farmer Powell > Freddie Blassie versus Vince Bryant
ended in a no contest
February 16, 1965 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gino Brito over Bob Dalton by
disqualification > Billy Hines over Red Roberts > the Mysterious Medics (01) (Mysterious Medic #1 & Mysterious Medic #2 (01)) over Joe Scarpa & Choo-Choo Lynn
February 16, 1966 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Louie Tillet over Bad
Boy Hines at 8:30 > Al Costello over Tony Nero at 13:00 > the Mysterious Medics (01) (Mysterious Medic #1 & Mysterious Medic #2 (01)) over Eric Von Brauner & Karl Von
Brauner two falls to one / Notes: A battle royal opened the card, whereas the first man eliminated would not wrestle again, and the next two would face each other in the
next match, with the final two left inside the ring wrestling in the semi-main event. Lee was the first man out, followed by Tillet and Hines. Saul Weingeroff managed the
Von Brauners. Per a stipulation, the Medics were to unmask had they lost the match to the Von Brauners.
February 16, 1967 (Thursday) – Albany, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Murdoch over Gorilla Marconi > Midget Match: Lord
Littlebrook over Frenchy Lamont > Enrique Torres & Ramon Torres over El Mongol & Oki Shikina by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Mongol. It is unclear
as to what venue was the site of this card.
February 16, 1968 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Tolos versus Silento
Rodriguez > Women’s Match: Bobbie Peterson over Belle Starr > Bob Armstrong over Karl Von Stroheim > Tarzan Tyler over the Kentuckian > Leo Garibaldi & Louie Tillet
& Mr. Wrestling (01) over Jack Crawford & Dr. M (02) & El Mongol / Notes: Crawford managed Mongol and Dr. M. The program for this card had Mr. Wrestling claiming that
Dr. M was Oki Shikina and not the original Dr. M, whom he believed to be Mongol. It also announced that “Live Atlanta Wrestling”, hosted by Ed Capral, would air on
February 17, 1968, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, before returning to its normal time slot of 6:30 to 7:30 PM on February 24, 1968. It was announced that Hans Schmidt would be
wrestling on the card on February 23, 1968, and that Waldo Von Erich would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
February 16, 1973 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Susan Green
versus Toni Rose > Terry Lathan versus Koa Tiki > Johnny Eagle & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Jack Evans (02) & Tank Morgan > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Eddie
Graham & Mike Graham* over Sputnik Monroe & Rocket Monroe to retain the title > Jerry Oates over the Zodiac (01) by disqualification > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong over
Chati Yokuchi & Fuji (02) > Norvel Austin & Bobo Brazil over Tarzan Tyler & Arman Hussein > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* versus Mr. Wrestling #1
ended in a no contest; Funk, Jr., retained the title / Notes: The Grahams had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they went over the Monroes in a
tournament final on December 29, 1972, in Atlanta. The Funk, Jr.-Wrestling #1 match was stopped when a piece of the turnbuckle popped loose and hit the latter in the
shoulder, knocking him from the ring and unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital and later released. 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 Tyler and Hussein. J.C. Dykes managed Yokuchi and Fuji. It
was announced that Sputnik Monroe would wrestle Wrestling #2 soon to determine a new Georgia Heavyweight Champion. The title had been vacant since Roberto
Soto left for the All-South Wrestling Alliance on November 24, 1972.
February 16, 1974 (Saturday) – Griffin, GA – Griffin-Barnesville Sports Palace (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch over
Taru Hayashi > Ali Vaziri over Art Nelson > Ricky Gibson over Tojo Yamamoto > Bobby McGuire & Benny McGuire over Terry Garvin & Jimmy Garvin > Bill Watts versus Mr.
Wrestling #2 (01) ended in a no contest / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Garvin.
February 16, 1978 (Thursday) – Athens, GA – J&J Center (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Allen over Bill Irwin > Raymond
Rougeau over Abdul Zataar > Tommy Rich & Charlie Cook versus Jacques Goulet & the Bounty Hunter (01) > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen versus Mr.
Wrestling #2 (01)
February 16, 1978 (Thursday) – Rome, GA – Rome Memorial Gymnasium (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis & Pierre
Lefebvre versus the Interns (Intern #1 & Intern #2) > Luke Graham versus Randy Alls > Tony Atlas versus Ole Anderson > Dick Slater versus Abdullah the Butcher /
Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah.
February 16, 1979 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau and Pierre
Lefebvre went to a draw > Kurt Von Hess over Dennis Hall > No Disqualification Match: Blackjack Lanza over Rufus R. Jones > Mr. Wrestling #1 and the Masked
Superstar went to a draw > Ole Anderson over Dusty Rhodes > North American Heavyweight Title versus Mask Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Ernie Ladd* to win the
title > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* over Wahoo McDaniel by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Lanza.
February 16, 1979 (Friday) – Milledgeville, GA – Baldwin County Community Center (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Wolfe versus Ted
Oates > Mixed Tag Team Match: Larry Latham & Toni Rose versus Jerry Roberts & Vicky Williams > Luke Graham versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Tommy Rich versus
February 16, 1981 (Monday) – Augusta, GA (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Olsonoski and Kevin Sullivan went to a draw >
Robert Fuller over Bobby Eaton > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Don Carson & the Mongolian Stomper > Steve Keirn & Ted
DiBiase over the Freebirds (01) (Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) by disqualification / Notes: Michael Hayes was in the Freebirds’ corner during the match against Keirn
and DiBiase. Carson managed the Stomper.
February 16, 1985 (Saturday) – Baltimore, MD (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Ole Anderson versus Wahoo McDaniel ended in a
no contest > Ric Flair over Sergeant Slaughter by disqualification > Magnum T.A. over Doug Vines > Denny Brown over Keith Larsen > Jimmy Valiant & Bob Backlund
over Billy Graham & the Barbarian by disqualification > Dick Slater over Dory Funk, Jr. > Manny Fernandez (01) & Dusty Rhodes over Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff