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 Posted: Sat May 5th, 2012 05:05 pm
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Looking for results for cards from the Omni for the time period of July 1983 though October 1983. 

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 Posted: Sat May 5th, 2012 05:38 pm
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7/3/83 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Ronnie Garvin beat TV Champion Iron Sheik dq
Special referees Killer Brooks & Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods
Mr. Wrestling II beat Larry Zbyszko to win National title
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich beat Road Warriors & Paul Ellering dq
Bob Sweetan drew Killer Brooks
Scott Casey beat Buzz Sawyer
Pez Whatley beat Tully Blanchard dq
Wild Bill Irwin beat Brett Wayne
Att: 4,000

7/17/83 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Lights Out Match
Mr. Wrestling II beat Larry Zbyszko dq
Mr. Wrestling II beat Killer Brooks
Texas Death Match
Buzz Sawyer beat Tommy Rich
No Time Limit
Ronnie Garvin beat Iron Sheik to win National TV Title
Pez Whatley beat Larry Zbyszko
Road Warriors beat Terry Taylor & Steve O
Arn Anderson & Rick Rude beat Carl Fergie & Norman Charles III
Bill Irwin beat Joe Lightfoot
Brett Wayne beat Pat Rose

7/31/83 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Roddy Piper beat Buzz Sawyer dq
Road Warriors beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Pez Whatley beat Greg Valentine
Mr. Wrestling II beat Iron Sheik
Tommy Rich beat Bill Irwin dq
Brett Wayne drew Ronnie Garvin
Mr. Wrestling I beat Joe Lightfoot
Rick Rude beat Pat Rose
Att: 9,000

8/14/83 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Buzz Sawyer beat Dick Slater dq
Pez Whatley beat Kabuki
Texas Tornado Match
NWA Tag Team Champions Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Road Warriors
Handcuff Match
Tommy Rich beat Bill Irwin
Mr wrestling II ddq Larry Zbyszko
Bruno Sammartino Jr beat Bob Roop
Paul Ellering vs Bruno Sammartino Jr
Joe Lightfoot vs Mr Wrestling

8/28/83 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Dog Collar Cage Match
Roddy Piper beat Buzz Sawyer
Bullwhip Match
Tommy Rich beat Bill Irwin
National Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Mr. Wrestling I & Mr. Wrestling II
Pez Whatley beat US Champion Greg Valentine dq
TV Champion Ronnie Garvin beat Larry Zbyszko
Brett Sawyer beat Iron Sheik
Arn Anderson beat Joe Lightfoot
Rick Rood vs Mr Wrestling

9/11/83 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Junkyard Dog beat Buzz Sawyer dq
No dq Match
Roddy Piper & Tommy Rich beat Bill Irwin & King Kong Bundy
Texas Death match
Pez Whatley beat Greg Valentine
Bruno Sammartino Jr beat Larry Zbyszko
Brett Sawyer beat Mr. Wrestling

9/25/83 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Pez Whatley beat Buzz Sawyer dq
Tommy Rich beat Ted Dibiase dq
King Kong Bundy beat Ernie Ladd
Road Warriors beat Bob Armstrong & Brad Armstrong
Brett Wayne beat Larry Zbyszko to win National Heavyweight title
Mr. Wrestling II beat Bill Irwin
Ronnie Garvin beat Joe Lightfoot
Mr. Wrestling beat Mike Jackson
Att: 3,500

10/23/83 Atlanta, GA @ Omni
Lights Out Match
Ole Anderson beat Paul Ellering
Steel Cage Match
Tommy Rich beat Buzz Sawyer
Jimmy Valiant & Pez Whatley ddq National Tag Team Champions Road Warriors
Jake Roberts no contest National Champion Brett Wayne
Mr. Wrestling II beat Bob Roop
Great Kabuki beat Tv Champion Ronnie Garvin but the win came after the 15 minute mark so Garvin retained his title
Les Thornton beat Joe Lightfoot
Bruno Sammartino Jr beat Pat Rose
Att: 10,600

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That was what I was looking for.  Thank you.   I was watching the TV shows leading up to these events, and that was a great time with people showing up.

I was looking at how the Piper vs. Sawyer series was interrupted with Sawyer battling Slater.

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 Posted: Sat May 5th, 2012 09:17 pm
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I noticed when posting results for Greg Valentine how he dropped into Georgia during his Mid-Atlantic run to put over Pez Whatley.  Does the TV bear out how strongly Pez is booked during this run?

 

 

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Yes, Whatley was given a big push and they even brought in JYD to help with the push for a tag team match against Anderson and Sawyer.  Some classic promos from the JYD and Sawyer leading up to that one.  "Dog/Dawg fight!" Depending which one was talking about it.  LOL



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 Posted: Tue May 15th, 2012 03:28 am
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I was going to some of these WCW/Georgia cards when they came to Columbus, Ohio, during this phase.

Ole Anderson was the owner and the booker. The promotion was in total and complete disarray. As you can see here he was booking the Omni (seating 17000) and only drawing crowds of 3500 to 10000 on the good nights. That means he was losing his shirt on the rent for the biggest building.

Some of his best gates were coming in Ohio, WVa and Michigan, where the Georgia promotion had been coming since late 1980. But problem was the transportation costs in flying up from Atlanta to Midwest was eating them alive as well.

So he went with cheaper talent like Zbyszko (unemployable after what seemed like a blackball for holding up Vince during the Bruno feud), Tim Brooks, late career Mr. Wrestling I and II, Pez Whatley and others. None of them were main eventing anywhere else at the time.

At same time, it was great proving ground for some real green talent like Rude, Arn, Roadies, Darsow, Brett Wayne (I liked him, but he never made it big other than Portland I think) and some others. Boy but they were embarrassingly green at that time.

They still had Tommy Rich and Buzz Sawyer to build around and Piper was all about being there since he got national exposure on TBS.

They'd advertise wrestlers who didn't show (or even know they were booked). There was one instance where they had Superstar and Hansen, I believe, to face Road Warriors. May have been at Omni. But Ole knew full well they'd be in Japan. Advertised them anyway. One time in Columbus they advertised a battle royal on TBS that never happened.

And when Race beat Flair for NWA title in June 1983, he did not use Race for some reason. My guess is he didn't feel Race was worth bringing in and having to pay him the higher champion percentage of the gate since his name wasn't going to sell any tickets. That tells you what extent this once-great promotion had fallen to when the promoter didn't get the NWA champ at the Omni for 5 months!

It was a mess. By mid 1984 it was on its last legs. People have villified the Briscos for selling their percentage in the promotion to tip the scale over to Vince. They had demanded changes to Ole and more accountability, but he wouldn't change his ways. Put yourself in their shoes. They had no choice other than to see their stock dwindle to no value at all.

It was a shock but not a surprise when WWF turned up in that time slot in June or July 1984. Turner still gave Ole's scaled down Georgia group an early morning time slot when the switchboard operators were deluged and by the end of the year that became just a front for Crockett's promotion. Crockett eventually bought the spot from McMahon in 1985 (just before Turner was about to give Vince the boot).

The worst part of this was TBS started showing Mid-South on a several week delay on Sundays. That only lasted for a few months before either McMahon or Crockett aced them out. That was some of the best TV in the history of the business at that point in 1984-85. That sucked when they pulled the plug on those Sunday shows ... even on a 3-4 week delay (done to protect the Mid-South home market syndication since TBS was national).

Great memories though. Ole was a mess.

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Mid South on TBS was awesome!



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