05/07/2012 – May 7 Georgia Wrestling Nostalgia
From Rich Tate:
May 7, 1934 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Fair Street Arena (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Tarzan Jordan over Dan Kellenger by disqualification two falls to none > Eddie
Elzea and Spike O’Brien went to a draw > Stanley Buresch over Ted Sarris two falls to one
May 7, 1941 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Abe Simon – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Eckert and Lee Wyckoff went to
a draw > Lou Thesz over Jack Kennedy > Herb Freeman & Cowboy Luttrall over Ralph Garibaldi & Dorv Roche / Notes: Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the
match between Freeman/Luttrall-Garibaldi/Roche match.
May 7, 1943 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the Black Panther (02) over Emir
Badui > Ronnie Etchison over Rudy Strongberg by disqualification > Ralph Garibaldi over George Pavich by disqualification
May 7, 1948 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Craig over Chief Indio
Cherokee > Babe Zaharias over Tom George > Dick Lever & Pete Managoff over Don Lee & Natie Brown > Jim Coffield over Bobby Roberts / Notes: Roberts substituted
for Bibber McCoy in the match against Coffield.
May 7, 1954 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lu Kimm over Clyde Steeves >
Women’s Match: Mary Jane Mull and Ida Mae Martinez went to a draw > Red McIntyre over Jack Dillon by disqualification > Harry Smith and White Savage went to a draw
> Verne Gagne over Hans Hermann
May 7, 1962 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Whittler versus Ivan Zukoff >
Dick Steinborn & Andre Drapp versus Jim Wright & the Canadian Angel > No Time Limit Match: Ray Villmer versus Lenny Montana
May 7, 1963 (Tuesday) – Augusta, GA – Masonic Temple (Promoter – Unknown) > Andre Drapp and Al Fridell went to a draw > Jim Dalton over Shag Thomas by
disqualification > Pat Patterson over Freddie Baron > Soldat Gorky over Frenchy Roberre > Jack Dalton (01) over Rocky Columbo
May 7, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Silento Rodriguez over Bulldog Lawley > Dick
Steinborn over Tito Kopa > the Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Cousin Alfred & Cousin Willie) over George Bell & Tarzan Tyler
May 7, 1965 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Zapata over Crybaby Harris >
Women’s Match: Betty Ann Spencer over Sweet Georgia Brown > Jesse James (02) over Alex Perez > Battle of the States – Georgia versus Florida: Eddie Graham &
Sam Steamboat & Dick Steinborn (FL) over Ray Gunkel & Greg Peterson & Chief Little Eagle (GA) > Southern Tag Team Title Match: the Corsicans (Corsica Jean &
Corsica Joe)* over Mario Galento & Tarzan Tyler to retain the title / Notes: The pairings for the tournament were not reported after the card. Following the Galento & Tyler-
Corsicans match, Galento attacked Tyler, blaming him for the loss. The Corsicans had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they went over James
and Buddy Fuller on April 16, 1965, in Atlanta. It was announced that Joe Scarpa would be wrestling in Atlanta in June 1965, and that George Harris, Bob Dalton, Saul
Weingeroff, and Kurt Von Brauner and Karl Von Brauner would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
May 7, 1968 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oki Shikina and Silento Rodriguez went to a
draw > Alberto Torres over Motoshi Okuma > Hans Schmidt over Avenger #3 > Tornado Tag Team Match: Enrique Torres & Alberto Torres over the Rising Suns (Motoshi
Okuma & Shinya Kojika) / Notes: Gentleman X (01) managed Schmidt.
May 7, 1971 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong and Krusher Karlson
went to a draw > Michel Dubois & Fidel Castillo over Bill Dromo & Klondike Bill > Dick Steinborn over Luke Graham > Ray Gunkel & Doug Gilbert (01) & El Mongol over
Buddy Colt & the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) > Handicap Match: Kubla Khan over Jack Crawford & Guillotine Gordon / Notes: Homer O’Dell
managed Colt. Crawford managed Gordon. Charlie Harben and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. Gilbert participated in an autograph session
May 7, 1974 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Whipper Watson, Jr. over Ted Oates >
Wayne Cowan versus Jim Wilson ended in a no contest > the Islanders (Afa & Sika) over Oki Shikina & the Great Fuji > Brass Knuckles Match: Norman Frederick
Charles over Charlie Cook > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Candy & El Mongol* and Ox Baker & the Missouri Mauler went to a draw at 20:00 > Texas Death Match:
Assassin #2 (01) over Jonathan Boyd > No Disqualification / No Time Limit Match: Ernie Ladd & Thunderbolt Patterson over Crusher Verdu & the Mighty Yankee (03) /
Notes: Ron Pritchard and Tommy Nobis were the special referees for the Ladd/Patterson-Verdu/Yankee match. Rock Hunter managed Verdu, Assassin #2, the Yankee,
and the Mauler.
May 7, 1974 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn over the Zebra Kid (02) > Jerry Oates
over Big Mac > Ole Anderson & Gene Anderson over Bob Armstrong & Jose Assari > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (Disqualification Rule Waived / No Time Limit): Ron
Garvin & Terry Garvin* over the Black Crusaders (Black Crusader #1 & Black Crusader #2) > Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Bobby Duncum / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed
May 7, 1976 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho over Karl Von Steiger >
Skip Young over Yasu Fuji > Bob Armstrong and Greg Valentine went to a draw > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over the Red Devils (Black Gordman & the Great
Goliath (02)) > Mark Lewin versus the Spoiler (02) ended in a no contest > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* versus Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Gary Hart
managed the Spoiler. Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.
May 7, 1978 (Sunday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Jay Youngblood over Bill Howard > Jerry
Blackwell and Roberto Soto went to a draw > Mr. Wrestling #1 & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Mr. X #1 & Mr. X #2 > Tony Atlas over Baron Von Raschke > Greg Valentine over
Gene Anderson > Blackjack Mulligan over Ken Patera by disqualification
May 7, 1979 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Frank Dusek versus Jerry Roberts >
Rick Oliver versus Mike Stallings > Tommy Rich & Norvel Austin versus Ivan Koloff & Kurt Von Hess > Georgia Television Title Match: Bob Armstrong* versus Blackjack
Lanza > Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel versus King Kong Mosca / Notes: The Masked Superstar was barred from ringside during the McDaniel-Mosca match.
Bobby Heenan managed Lanza and Mosca.
May 7, 1982 (Friday) – Dayton, OH – Hara Arena (Jerry Brisco – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan over Buzz Sawyer > the Masked Superstar
over Ray Stevens > Bob Armstrong over Ron Bass > Michael Hayes & Dusty Rhodes over Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification > Tommy Rich over Roddy
May 7, 1983 (Saturday) – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Coliseum (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop over Joe Lightfoot > Ron
Garvin over the Iron Sheik > Destruction, Inc. (Matt Borne & Arn Anderson) over Brian Blair & Tito Santana > Tony Atlas over Larry Zbyszko > the Texas Outlaws (01) (Dick
Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes) over Buzz Sawyer & Killer Brooks > Ric Flair over Tommy Rich / Notes: Paul Ellering managed the Sheik and Destruction.
May 7, 1984 (Monday) – Canton, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Horner over Bob Roop > Brad Armstrong over Jake Roberts >
Ted DiBiase over Sweet Brown Sugar > King Konga over the Spoiler (02) by disqualification > English Rules Match: Les Thornton and Tommy Rogers went to a draw >
the Road Warriors (Animal & Hawk) over Ron Garvin & King Kong Bundy / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Roberts, DiBiase, the Spoiler, and the Warriors.