02/26/2012 – February 26 Georgia Wrestling Nostalgia
From Rich Tate:
February 26, 1934 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Fair Street Arena (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Young Londos over the Italian Bull > Stanley Buresch over Harry Nixon >
Georgia Light Heavyweight Title / Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Fred Lassiter over Bill Crussell* two falls to one to win the titles / Notes: Crussell suffered a
broken shoulder in the second fall of his match against Lassiter and was forced to forfeit the match. Crussell had been the reigning Georgia Light Heavyweight
Champion and Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he went over Hugh Winn for both titles on February 19, 1934, in Atlanta, GA. He later disputed the title
change and defended the Georgia Light Heavyweight Title. Nixon married Idalia Langley in the ring during the event.
February 26, 1935 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Dameron over Frank
Remille > Jim Coffield and Lee Meyers went to a draw at 30:00 > Dick Raines over Pete Schuh at 28:00 > Karl Sarpolis over Joe Cox by disqualification at 32:00 two falls
February 26, 1936 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Abe Yourist versus Dutch Schultz > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack
Ross* versus Pat Newman / Notes: Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since January 8, 1936.
February 26, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Hagen and Tommy O'Toole went to a
draw at 30:00 > Bill Lee over Jimmy Parker two falls to none > Orville Brown over Cowboy Luttrall at 18:10 two falls to none
February 26, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Northside Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Doc Poole versus Tiger Mills > Joe Wheeler versus Paddy Nolan
> Tarzan Jordan versus Gene LeBell
February 26, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Boom-Boom over Ralph
Garibaldi > Roland Kirchmeyer over Nick Elitch > Emir Badui and Dorv Roche went to a draw
February 26, 1960 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Vince Bryant & Chief Little Eagle
versus Krusher Larson & El Lobo (01) > Big Humphrey versus Bad Boy Hines > Bill Dromo versus Tokyo Joe (01)
February 26, 1962 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Sweet
Georgia Brown over Diana Beamon > Ray Gunkel & Lou Bastien versus the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))
February 26, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Farmer Powell and Prince Omar went
to a draw > Matt Jewell over the Black Panther (04) at 6:25 > Lenny Montana & the Bat (03) over Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle by disqualification
February 26, 1965 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines over Red Roberts >
Greg Peterson over Bob Dalton > Bill Dromo over Pancho Villa (02) > Joe Scarpa over Jack Bence > the Mysterious Medics (01) (Mysterious Medic #1 & Mysterious Medic
#2 (01)) over Tony Marino (02) & Dick Steinborn > Mario Galento over Buddy Fuller / Notes: Galento was declared the winner of the match when Fuller was deemed
unable to continue. According to the program for this card, Sputnik Monroe offered to come to Atlanta if Fuller would take him as a partner to help in his feud with Galento.
February 26, 1971 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sabu Singh and the Scorpion (01)
went to a draw > Jim Wilson over Nikita Mulkovitch > Luke Graham over Bob Griffin > the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) over Mr. Ito (01) & the
Great Ota > Roberto Soto and Buddy Colt went to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (No Disqualification): El Mongol* over Kubla Khan to retain the title / Notes:
Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over Nick Bockwinkel in a tournament final on February 5, 1971, in Atlanta. Homer O’Dell
managed Colt. Jack Crawford managed Khan and Mulkovitch. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Colt participated in an autograph session for
February 26, 1974 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Fairgrounds (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Handicap Match: the Magnificent Zulu
versus the Viking (02) & the Iron Russian > Ox Baker & the Super Gladiator & the Missouri Mauler versus Ray Candy & Charlie Cook & El Mongol > Georgia Junior
Heavyweight Title Match: Wayne Cowan over the Champ* to win the title > Assassin #2 (01) versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2
and the Mauler.
February 26, 1974 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ali Vaziri over Bill Costello > Women’s Tag
Team Match: Maria Garcia & Rita Gomez over Sharon Brooks & Daisy Mae (01) > Leon Ogle & Choo-Choo Lynn over Jerry Lawler & Prince Leilani > Mr. Wrestling #1 over
Art Nelson > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* over Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) by disqualification
February 26, 1978 (Sunday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis over Abdul Zataar > Jacques
Goulet over Bill Dromo > the Bounty Hunter (01) over Tommy Rich > Andre the Giant over Stan Hansen > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01)
* over Ole Anderson & Lars Anderson > Dusty Rhodes over Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification
February 26, 1978 (Sunday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Jerry Stubbs over Frank Monte > the
Missouri Mauler over Abe Jacobs > Roberto Soto & the Mighty Igor over Mr. X #1 & Mr. X #2 > Bobo Brazil over the Masked Superstar > United States Heavyweight Title
Match: Blackjack Mulligan* versus Mr. Wrestling #1 ended in a no contest / Notes: Boris Malenko managed the Superstar.
February 26, 1979 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Wolfe over Pierre Lefebvre
> Jerry Oates over Larry Latham > Rick Oliver over Jerry Roberts > Stan Hansen over Tommy Rich > Wahoo McDaniel over Ole Anderson > Cage Match: the Masked
Superstar over Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) / Notes: Oliver substituted for Blackjack Lanza in the match against Roberts.
February 26, 1980 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy over Bobby Garrett > Tony Atlas
over Dutch Mantell > Baron Von Raschke over Gerald Finley > Dory Funk, Jr., over Genichiro Tenryu > Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Killer Khan > Lars Anderson & Wahoo
McDaniel over Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff by disqualification > Coal Miner’s Glove Match: Kevin Sullivan over Austin Idol / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Khan.
Rock Hunter managed Koloff and Smirnoff.
February 26, 1981 (Thursday) – Dalton, GA – Fort Hill School Gymnasium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn versus Ron
Cheatham > Charlie Cook & Bill Dromo versus Jim Duggan & Jos LeDuc > Bobby Eaton versus Steve Olsonoski > Tony Atlas versus Kevin Sullivan
February 26, 1984 (Sunday) – Atlanta, GA – Omni Coliseum (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jesse Barr and Pez Whatley went to a
draw > the Spoiler (02) over Johnny Rich > Mr. R (01) over Ted DiBiase by disqualification > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Les Thornton* over Tommy
Rogers > Nikolai Volkoff versus Wahoo McDaniel ended in a no contest > Jake Roberts over Ron Garvin > Stan Hansen & King Kong Bundy versus the Road Warriors
(Animal & Hawk) ended in a no contest > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* over Brad Armstrong / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Roberts, the Spoiler, and
February 26, 1984 (Sunday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Pinky Larsen over Ali Bey (02) > Sam
Houston over Ben Alexander > Tully Blanchard over Barry Hart > Denny Brown over Hans Schroeder > Rufus R. Jones over Ernie Ladd > Greg Valentine over Dick Slater
> Jimmy Valiant & Dory Funk, Jr., over the Assassins (04) (Assassin #1 (02) & Assassin #2 (03))
February 26, 1985 (Tuesday) – Altoona, PA (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Ron Garvin over Ron Starr > Billy Graham over the
Eagle > Magnum T.A. over Bob Roop > John Tatum and the Eagle went to a draw > Bob Backlund over Ron Bass