04/25/2012 – April 25 Georgia Wrestling Nostalgia
From Rich Tate:
April 25, 1933 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Center Hill Arena (J.E. McKee – Promoter) > Pat O’Brien (01) versus Lloyd Brown > Glenn Cowan versus Red Dugan > Jack
McAdams versus Bill Crussell
April 25, 1933 (Tuesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (W.K. Carswell – Promoter) > Pete Zbyszko over Jackie Reynolds > Jim Barrett over Sam Rubenstein two falls
to none > Jack Ross over Yusef Hussane
April 25, 1934 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sol Slagle over Joe Cox two falls to
one > Gino Garibaldi and Dick Shikat went to a draw
April 25, 1935 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Paul Robinson – Promoter) > Bob Anderson (01) versus John Ellis > John Dameron versus Whitey
Patterson > Bill Collins versus Tarzan Jordan
April 25, 1936 (Saturday) Notes: Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Henry Weber died from heart trouble at 49 years old, after being ill for several months.
During the time he was ill, former Georgia Tech football star Frank Speer helped to run the promotion, while continuing to wrestle.
April 25, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Whitey Hewitt and Young Stecher went to a draw >
Alf Johnson over Bill Middlekauff > Dorv Roche over Henry Piers
April 25, 1945 (Wednesday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Municipal Auditorium (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Tarzan White and the Black
Monster (01) went to a draw > Jack Dillon over Cowboy Luttrall > Babe Zaharias over Otto Schnabel
April 25, 1955 (Monday) – Valdosta, GA – Valdosta Livestock Arena (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Novak & Red McIntyre versus
Carlos Rodriguez & Ivan Petroff
April 25, 1958 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ronnie Etchison over Al Galento >
Don Lee over Billy Red Lyons > International Tag Team Title Match: Angelo Martinelli & Rocky Columbo over Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner* to win the title > Southern
Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre over the Mighty Yankee (01)* to win the title / Notes: Heinkler and Von Brawner had been the reigning International Tag Team
Champions since they went over Lee and the Yankee on April 18, 1958, in Atlanta. The Yankee had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went
over Ray Gunkel on January 10, 1958, in Atlanta. Jones was the special referee for the McIntyre-Yankee match.
April 25, 1961 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham over Chief Little Eagle by
April 25, 1962 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Andre Drapp over Ali Bey
(01) > the Canadian Angel over Charley Laye at 5:00 > Dick Steinborn over Ivan Zukoff > Eddie Graham & Ray Villmer over Lenny Montana & the Canadian Angel by
April 25, 1964 (Saturday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Stasiak (02) versus Bob
Eisenburg > Johnny Heidman versus Buddy Fuller > Joe Scarpa & Tex Riley versus Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed the Von
April 25, 1967 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ike Eakins over Tom Bradley > Jack
Armstrong over Bozo Brown > Dennis Hall over El Mongol > Boxing Match: Billy Hines over Jack Crawford by knockout in the second round / Notes: Crawford managed
April 25, 1969 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skandor Akbar over Silento Rodriguez
> Midget Match: Little Bruiser over Willie Wilson > the Kentuckians (02) (Grizzly Smith & Little John (01)) over Los Toros (Cisco Grimaldo & Pancho Pico) > Paul DeMarco
over Dennis Hall > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))* and El Mongol & the Professional went to a draw at 60:00;
the Assassins retained the title / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they went over Mongol and Louie Tillet to win a
tournament final on April 4, 1969, in Atlanta.
April 25, 1970 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WQXI Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the Challenger (01) over Oki Shikina > Alberto
Torres over Professor Kimura by disqualification > Nick Bockwinkel over El Medico / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed
April 25, 1972 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > John Sullivan and Oki Shikina went to a draw >
Koa Tiki over Buddy Colt > Roberto Soto over Billy Spears > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong over Rocket Monroe & Flash Monroe* to win the
title / Notes: The Monroes had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they went over Dromo and Armstrong on January 25, 1972, in Macon.
April 25, 1975 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Omni Coliseum (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson over Lorenzo Parente at 11:30 >
Roger Kirby and Don Muraco went to a draw at 20:00 > Chris Taylor over Don Greene at 4:00 > Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller over Don Kent & Dudley Clements >
Harley Race over Ray Candy > Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson and Jerry Lawler & the Assassin (01) went to a draw > Bruno Sammartino over Toru Tanaka > Andre the
Giant over Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Rock Hunter managed the Assassin, Tanaka, and Abdullah. Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) joined Sammartino at ringside during his
match with Tanaka. Ron West and Bobby Simmons were credited as being referees for this card.
April 25, 1977 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton over Randy Alls > Don
Kernodle over Randy Savage > Ole Anderson & Lars Anderson over Roberto Soto & Thunderbolt Patterson > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Jones (02) over
Harley Race* by disqualification
April 25, 1978 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis versus the Invader (06) >
Raymond Rougeau & Steve Regal (01) versus Wolfgang Schmidt & Helmut Schmidt > 1,000 Silver Dollar Match: Lars Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) > Macon
Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich* versus Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Television Title Match: Ole Anderson* versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: Rock Hunter
managed Abdullah and the Schmidts.
April 25, 1979 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Carl Fergie versus
Genichiro Tenryu > Rick Oliver versus Norvel Austin > Mike Stallings versus King Kong Mosca > Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #1 versus Ivan Koloff & Blackjack Lanza >
Georgia Television Title Match (No Disqualification / No Time Limit): Bob Armstrong over Ole Anderson* to win the title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked
Superstar* versus Wahoo McDaniel / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Lanza and Mosca.
April 25, 1980 (Friday) – Dalton, GA – Fort Hill School Gymnasium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Strongbow versus Genichiro
Tenryu > Kevin Sullivan & Tony Atlas versus Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Koloff and Smirnoff.
April 25, 1982 (Sunday) – Columbus, OH – Ohio Center (Jerry Brisco – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the Super Destroyer (01) over Tom Prichard >
Kevin Sullivan over Buzz Sawyer > Bob Armstrong over the Great Kabuki (01) > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen over Tommy Rich & Leroy Brown > Dick Slater over Roddy
Piper by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed Kabuki.
April 25, 1983 (Monday) – Cleveland, OH – Richfield Convention Center (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering and Ron Garvin
went to a draw > Destruction, Inc. (Matt Borne & Arn Anderson) over Brian Blair & Brett Wayne > Larry Zbyszko over Tito Santana > Dick Murdoch over the Iron Sheik > Tony
Atlas over Ole Anderson > Tommy Rich over Buzz Sawyer / Notes: Ellering managed the Sheik and Destruction.
April 25, 1984 (Wednesday) – Canton, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers over Dale Veasey > Brad Armstrong over Bob
Roop > Tim Horner over Les Thornton > Sweet Brown Sugar over Jake Roberts > the Masked Superstar over the Spoiler (02) > Ron Garvin & King Kong Bundy over the
Road Warriors (Animal & Hawk) by disqualification / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Warriors.