NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (07.13.80) and (07.19.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
July 13 and 19, 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Baron Von Raschke (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: The Assassins (6/16/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Vacant (6/28/1980)

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. While this show is incomplete and jumps around, it’s available here on YouTube for all to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch.

Your host is Gordon Solie.

  • Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Ox Baker & The Scorpion – (NWA World Wide Wrestling, June 1980)

We’ve got Johnny Weaver and Rich Landrum on commentary at the WRAL-5 TV Studios in Raleigh. They mention Steamboat and Youngblood regaining the NWA world tag titles which means this would have to be dated after May 10. Ox forces Youngblood into a corner, but Jay comes chopping his way out. Tag to Steamboat, he’s got a headlock on Baker, but Ox is so big he makes his way over to the Scorpion for a tag. Steamboat controls Scorpion and grabs a chinlock. He tags out to Jay who gets forced over to Ox. Baker reaches in and abuses Jay, but man Youngblood will not stand down. He chops back and sends Ox into Steamboat for a chop. Tag to Steamboat, Ox punches him low and pounds him down. There’s a slam, but Steamboat avoids an elbow drop and slams the big Ox. Youngblood tags in and delivers the jumping double chop to Ox for two. Youngblood gets forced into the heel corner again and Scorpion beats him up. Ox delivers a double chop and a jumping leg drop gets two as Steamboat breaks up the pin. Youngblood chops back, but staggers into Scorpion as he gets his neck snapped on the top rope. Nevertheless, Youngblood comes back on Scorpion and makes the hot tag. Scorpion cuts him off with a hard elbow shot. After a whip into the ropes, he leapfrogs over Steamboat, but then turns around into a karate chop and a back fist puts Scorpion on his butt for the three-count. (5:03 shown) I’m guessing there were plans to bring Steamboat and Youngblood back to Georgia, but I don’t see any record of that happening. Plus, they had already lost the NWA world tag titles to Ray Stevens and Jimmy Snuka.

  • Wahoo McDaniel & Tommy Rich vs. Frank Dusek & John Wolfe – (NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling, 5/12/79)

Wahoo and Wolfe trade holds to start. Tag to Dusek, Wahoo grabs hold of a front headlock and doesn’t let go until he tags Rich. He grabs an armbar on Dusek to weaken him for a short-arm scissors by Wahoo. Rich tags in and reapplies the hold to keep Dusek down. Finally, Dusek comes back using his good arm and tags Wolfe. He pounds away on Wahoo and delivers a kitchen sink knee, but can’t even get a one-count. Tag to Rich, he lands a dropkick and goes to town on the heels. He telegraphs a backdrop and Wolfe tags in Dusek. They continue to pound on Rich until he reaches Wahoo for a tag. He chops on Dusek and gives him an atomic drop for two. Wahoo wins a chop battle and tags Rich as he goes to town on Dusek until the tape switches over to another segment at 7:34 shown.

Dusty Rhodes wearing a New York Yankees visor and a Florida Gators t-shirt hypes up the historic cage match between him and Ole Anderson against the Assassins. OLE HAS SHOWN DUSTY HOW TRUSTWORTHY HE IS! Gene Anderson will be in Dusty and Ole’s corner while Ivan Koloff will be in the corner of the Assassins. Gee, does anybody in the Carolinas have cable? They have to be screaming at the TV telling Dusty he might not want Gene Anderson in his corner. Just a thought.

You were expecting Admiral Ackbar, weren’t you?

Next segment, we see Stan Hansen saving Kevin Sullivan from an attack by Mark Lewin and Abdullah the Butcher. Once the ring is cleared, they head over to Solie to rant and rave about beating the crazies with baseball bats in a no-DQ match tomorrow night in the Omni. WHAT A SHOW!

And that’s going to do it for this week. Until next time, so long for now.


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