04/22/2012 – April 22 Georgia Wrestling Nostalgia
From Rich Tate:
April 22, 1935 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Ellis versus Totem Pole Anderson ended in a no contest > Ripper
Reeves over King Kong Kashey by disqualification > Tony Marconi over Tarzan Jordan / Notes: It was reported that 2,500 were in attendance for this card.
April 22, 1935 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Jack Browning – Promoter) > Jack Ross over Mayes McLain > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Pat Newman
over Dobie Osborne* to win the title / Notes: Osborne had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he went over Newman on April 1, 1935, in Augusta.
April 22, 1936 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Speer over Jack Warner >
Pete Schuh over Karl Davis by disqualification > Orville Brown and Danno O’Mahoney went to a draw at 90:00 / Notes: Warner substituted for Jack Morgan in the match
against Speer. Charles Rentrop was the special referee for the Brown-O’Mahoney match. This would turn out to be the final card promoted by Weber, who died suddenly
on April 25, 1936.
April 22, 1936 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Tom Jenkins versus Bearcat Jones > Bill Middlekauff versus Bruce Nolan
April 22, 1948 (Thursday) – Augusta, GA – Augusta Municipal Auditorium (Bill Aiken – Promoter) > Women’s Match: Dorothy Stanton versus Mattie Bell > Natie Brown
versus Chief Indio Cherokee > Iron Man Talun versus Mile High Ross
April 22, 1958 (Tuesday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Brawner versus Billy Red
Lyons > Angelo Martinelli versus the Mighty Yankee (01)
April 22, 1960 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Mickey Blassie > Big
Humphrey versus Krusher Larson > Paul Anderson & Bill Dromo versus Eric Pederson & Mickey Blassie
April 22, 1966 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane over Bob Armstrong
> Dick Steinborn over Jack Vansky > Enrique Torres over Bad Boy Hines > Women’s Tag Team Match: Bette Boucher & Toni Rose versus Linda Carroll & Donna
Christianello > Louie Tillet over Billy Hines > the Mysterious Medics (01) (Mysterious Medic #1 & Mysterious Medic #2 (01)) versus the Infernos (Inferno #1 & Inferno #2)
ended in a no contest / Notes: Torres was still billed as being the Pacific Coast Heavyweight Champion. Charlie Harben was the special referee for the women’s match.
Galento was the special referee for the Medics-Infernos match. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. The Medics had been the reigning champions since they went over the
Eric Von Brauner and Karl Von Brauner on March 25, 1966, in Atlanta. The program for this card reported that the NWA fined Saul Weingeroff and the Von Brauners
$1,000 for stealing the World Tag Team Title belts, as well as put them on suspension from wrestling in Georgia. Charlie Harben and Leo Garibaldi were credited as
being referees on this card. It was announced that Jack Pesek, Alberto Torres, and the Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Cousin Alfred and Cousin Willie) would be wrestling on the
card on April 29, 1966.
April 22, 1967 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WAII Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Enrique Torres over Gene Anderson > Ike
Eakins over Corsica Jean > Mr. Wrestling (01) over Oki Shikina > Buddy Fuller over Tom Bradley / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program
hosted by Ed Capral.
April 22, 1969 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco and Corsica Jean went to a draw
> Midget Match: Willie Wilson over Little Bruiser > Bill Dromo over Skandor Akbar > Dale Lewis versus El Mongol ended in a no contest
April 22, 1972 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Steinborn over Karl Von Stroheim >
Assassin #2 (01) over Jerry Oates > Rocket Monroe over Mike Burns / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed
Capral. Assassin #1 (01) managed Von Stroheim.
April 22, 1974 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran over the Zebra Kid
(02) > Art Nelson over Tiger Conway, Jr. > Bobby Duncum and Jerry Oates went to a draw > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller & Earl Maynard over Ron Garvin & Terry Garvin
& Jimmy Garvin / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed the Garvins.
April 22, 1975 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy versus Lorenzo Parente > Women’s
Tag Team Match: Susan Green & Sheila Shepard versus Paula Kaye & Peggy Patterson > Jerry Brisco versus Dudley Clements > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match:
Rock Hunter & the Assassin (01)* versus Ricky Gibson & Tommy Gilbert > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Toru Tanaka* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) / Notes: Rock
Hunter managed the Assassin and Tanaka.
April 22, 1977 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Omni Coliseum (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > One-Night Tournament: Thunderbolt Patterson
over the Sheik to advance; Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Ole Anderson by disqualification to advance; Dick Slater over Dusty Rhodes to advance; Paul Jones (02) over the
Assassin (01) to advance; Lars Anderson over Mr. Wrestling #1 to advance; Bill Watts over Gene Anderson to advance; Slater over Wrestling #2 by disqualification to
advance; Anderson over Jones to advance; Watts over Wahoo McDaniel to advance; Patterson over Slater to advance; Anderson over Watts to advance; and Patterson
over Anderson to win the Cadillac
April 22, 1978 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich over Bill Irwin > Rocky Johnson
over Ken Dillinger > Ole Anderson & Lars Anderson over John Ruggers & Pierre Lefebvre > Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Steve Muslin > Wolfgang Schmidt & Helmut
Schmidt over Raymond Rougeau & Steve Regal (01) / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie.
Rock Hunter managed the Schmidts.
April 22, 1979 (Sunday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the Masked Superstar over Mike Stallings > Mr.
Wrestling #1 over Carl Fergie > Ivan Koloff over Rufus R. Jones > Ted Oates and Genichiro Tenryu went to a draw > Bob Armstrong over Ole Anderson > Bobby Heenan
over Bob Armstrong > Thirteen-Man Battle Royal: King Kong Mosca (Winner); Ole Anderson, Bob Armstrong, Carl Fergie, Rufus R. Jones, Ivan Koloff, Wahoo McDaniel,
Ted Oates, Tommy Rich, Mike Stallings, the Masked Superstar, Genichiro Tenryu, and Mr. Wrestling #1 also participated / Notes: Mosca eliminated McDaniel to win the
13-man battle royal, but Ward held up the reported $1,000 purse pending a ruling regarding the possible use of a foreign object by Mosca. A rematch was eventually
made for April 29, 1979, whereas Mosca would only win the money if he also won the Macon Heavyweight Title from McDaniel.
April 22, 1980 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Sweetan and Eddie Gilbert went to a draw >
Mike Sharpe over Genichiro Tenryu > Jay Strongbow over Rocket Monroe > Tommy Rich over the French Angel (02) > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas over Ivan Koloff & Alexis
Smirnoff by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Austin Idol / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Koloff and Smirnoff.
April 22, 1984 (Sunday) – Atlanta, GA – Omni Coliseum (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers over Bob Roop > Tim Horner
& Sweet Brown Sugar over Les Thornton & Rocky Jones > Jake Roberts over Brad Armstrong > World Television Title Match: Ron Garvin* versus Jake Roberts > King
Kong Bundy & the Masked Superstar over the Road Warriors (Animal & Hawk) > Lights Out Match: King Kong Bundy over Paul Ellering / Notes: Ellering managed
Roberts and the Warriors.
April 22, 1984 (Sunday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Sam Houston over Ali Bey (02) > Barry Hart
over Gene Ligon > Gary Royal over Gary Quartenelli > Johnny Weaver & Brian Adidas over Don Kernodle & the Great Kabuki (01) > Assassin #1 (02) over Angelo Mosca,
Sr. > Cage Match: Jimmy Valiant over Paul Jones (02) > Ric Flair over Dick Slater / Notes: Gary Hart managed Kabuki.