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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (11.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
November 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows on 11/1/80:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (9/9/1980)
NWA National Heavyweight Champion: Jack Brisco (10/??/1980)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Tony Atlas (10/24/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (10/10/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Stan Lane (9/3/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Terry Funk (10/12/1980)

Gordon Solie tells us that the Fabulous Freebirds will be taking on Kevin Sullivan and Austin Idol on today’s program. That sounds pretty EPIC. The Freebirds come by to talk to Solie and Hayes tells him that they aren’t wrestling those two losers. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (10.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
October 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows on 10/4/80:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (9/9/1980)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Dennis Condrey (9/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Mr. Wrestling & Mr. Wrestling II (9/19/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Stan Lane (9/3/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Terry Taylor (8/22/1980)

  • Steve Keirn vs. Masa Saito

These two know each other very well from their time spent in Florida Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (09.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
September 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows on 9/6/80:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Giant Baba (9/4/1980)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Steve Keirn (8/11/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: The Assassins (8/6/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Stan Lane (9/3/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Terry Taylor (8/22/1980)

We start the clip with Dusty Rhodes talking with Gordon Solie. Dusty thinks he’s speaking about Little Richard when in fact “All Shook Up” is an Elvis song. All that aside, Ole Anderson is all shook up and that Bill Watts and his “mystery partner” Uvalde Slim (which if you’ll recall from the last review is just Dusty Rhodes under a mask) will be in the Omni on Friday September 5 where the loser of the fall must leave the state of Georgia. Dusty mentions there’s still Ole fans out there, but he’s outta here starting Friday night, according to the Dream. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (08.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
August 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows on 8/2/80:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Baron Von Raschke (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Steve Keirn & Mr. Wrestling II (7/30/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Vacant (6/28/1980)

We start the clip with Kevin Sullivan and Stan Hansen talking with Gordon Solie. Hansen says he can’t trust anybody around here and tells the good guys that he’s going to start looking out for himself. When Hansen mentions Ole and Gene Anderson, they come over and bully him into the ring. As Kevin Sullivan goes to help Stan, the Great Mephisto shows up and grabs Sullivan as they begin brawling. Mark Lewin runs over and grabs Sullivan from behind and slaps on the SINGAPORE SLEEPERHOLD. Some jabronis try and help out. Ole Anderson goes to help Mephisto and Lewin while Hansen beats up Gene. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (07.26.80) – THE OLE HEEL TURN~!

Georgia Championship Wrestling
July 26, 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. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (07.05.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
July 5, 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. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (06.21.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
June 21, 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: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980)
 

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. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (06.14.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
June 14, 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: Ole & Lars Anderson (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980)

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. He and Freddie Miller explain that Kevin Sullivan won the round-robin tournament last Sunday night in the Omni to become the first Georgia Jr. Heavyweight champion while Ole and Lars Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff to become the Georgia tag team champions to which Miller comments was a great moment for America. As Solie mentions the new Georgia heavyweight champion Baron Von Raschke, he shows up and explains that Idol is just a weakling who couldn’t hang. Raschke feels that Georgia finally has a “true champion”.  Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (05.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
May 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: Austin Idol (3/29/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (4/26/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980) 

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. While this show is incomplete and jumps around, it’s available here on YouTube for all of us to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch. This time, we’re covering the whole month of May in 1980.

Your host is Gordon Solie.  Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (02.23.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
February 23, 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: Mr. Wrestling II (1/12/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (12/7/1979)
NWA National Television Champion: Austin Idol (2/21/1980)

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

Your host is Gordon Solie. He’s talking with Mr. Wrestling II and we go to a clip of a Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar. Rich gets Superstar in an inside cradle and nearly pins him. Taking offense, Superstar grabs Rich and throws him over the top rope. He then grabs the ref (Joe Powell – the Wrestling II impersonator), rips off his shirt, and puts him in the COBRA hold. MR. WRESTLING II comes in and tries to save Powell by ripping off the Masked Superstar’s MASK. Back to the studio, Solie and Wrestling II remind everyone that Mr. Wrestling II has also broken the Cobra hold. Read the rest of this entry

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