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 Posted: Tue Nov 20th, 2007 06:21 pm
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I know we have alot going on but it would be cool to see some cards that took place on Thanksgiving Day. You know wrestling and Thanksgiving go back way before there were Starrcades and Survivor Series....

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Here's a link to a ton on MACW Thanksgiving cards and stuff:

 

http://www.midatlanticgateway.com/Resource_Center/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.htm



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The Omni in Atlanta had several Thanksgiving cards as well. I'll try to dig 'em up.



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Courtesy of GWHRich Tate.

NOVEMBER 27, 1975 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM [P]
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Luke Graham and Dean Ho wrestled to a draw
> Tony Charles defeated Ron Garvin
> Jerry Brisco & Bob Backlund defeated Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr.
> Moondog Mayne defeated Chief Bold Eagle
> Jay Strongbow defeated Brute Bernard
> Ernie Ladd & Bobo Brazil defeated Harley Race & Ox Baker
> Georgia Heavyweight Title versus Mask Match: the Spoiler defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* to win title
> Cage Match: Abdullah the Butcher defeated the Sheik
Notes: There was no referee for the match between Abdullah the Butcher and the Sheik. Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler and Brute Bernard.

NOVEMBER 25, 1976 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM [P]
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Raymond Rougeau defeated Scott Irwin
> Tony Parisi defeated El Gaucho
> Robert Fuller defeated Mr. X
> Australian Tag Team Match: Ricky Steamboat & Dean Ho defeated Ted & Jerry Oates
> Black Atlas defeated Bill Howard
> Jack Brisco defeated Killer Brooks
> Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Dick Slater* by countout
> Australian Tag Team Match: Ox Baker & the Mongolian Stomper defeated Bill Watts & Bob Armstrong
> The Sheik defeated the Mighty Igor by countout
> NWA World Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2
Notes: Eddie Creatchman managed the Sheik. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

NOVEMBER 24, 1977 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM [P]
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Jerry Stubbs defeated Randy Savage
> Richard Blood defeated Jim Grabmire
> Charlie Cook & Raymond Rougeau defeated the Interns
> Tommy Rich defeated David Shults
> Bob Armstrong versus Jacques Goulet ruled a no contest
> Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen
> Ernie Ladd & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Pak Song & the Sheik
> Tony Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher
Notes: Rock Hunter managed the Sheik, Abdullah the Butcher and Pak Song.

NOVEMBER 23, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Georgia Tag Team Title Tournament: Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated the Islanders; the Assassin & the Masked Superstar defeated Bugsy McGraw & Rufus R. Jones by disqualification; Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Pak Song & King Kong Mosca; Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr., defeated Haystacks Calhoun & Klondike Bill; Ernie Ladd & Stan Hansen defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2; Funks defeated Martel & Rich; Briscos defeated the Assassin & the Superstar; Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ladd & Hansen; Funks defeated Slater & Rhodes; Funks defeated Briscos to win title
> Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson
Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $15,000. The Assassin substituted for the Spoiler to team with the Masked Superstar in the match with Bugsy McGraw & Rufus R. Jones.

NOVEMBER 22, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM [P]
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Georgia Tag Team Title Tournament: Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Bobby Jaggers & Luke Graham; Ricky Fields & Buzz Sawyer defeated Mr. Hito & Mr. Sakaruda; Austin Idol & the Masked Superstar defeated Stan Hansen & Wahoo McDaniel; Tony Atlas & Ray Candy defeated Ox Baker & Killer Khan; Dusty Rhodes & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Tom Shaft & Killer Karl Kox; Briscos defeated Fields & Sawyer; Idol & the Superstar defeated Atlas & Candy; Idol & the Superstar defeated Rhodes & Wrestling #2; Idol & the Superstar defeated Briscos to win title
> Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Mr. Wrestling #2 ruled a no contest
> Loser Leaves Cage Match: Tommy Rich defeated Bobby Heenan
> Lights Out Match (No TL / No DQ): Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ernie Ladd & Ivan Koloff
Notes: The real Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the imposter Mr. Wrestling #2 in their match. Ivan Koloff was billed as a mystery partner to Ernie Ladd for the match with Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson. Bobby Heenan managed Austin Idol, Ernie Ladd, Killer Karl Kox, Tom Shaft, Bobby Jaggers and the Masked Superstar. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan.

NOVEMBER 27, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM [P]
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Bob Armstrong defeated Mr. Saito
> National Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier defeated the Samoans; Jerry Roberts & Steve O defeated Joyce Grable & Judy Martin; Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Kevin Sullivan & Austin Idol; Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco; Steve Keirn & Terry Taylor defeated Roberts & O; Fuller & Frazier defeated the Andersons; Gordy & Roberts defeated Keirn & Taylor; Gordy & Roberts defeated Fuller & Frazier to win title and trophy
> NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* versus Tony Atlas ruled a no contest
Notes: It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $20,000. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at ringside during their matches.

NOVEMBER 26, 1981 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM [P]
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> National Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Mr. Saito & Mr. Fuji defeated Ted & Jerry Oates; Ray Candy & Buzz Sawyer defeated the Russians; Rick Martel & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ray Stevens & the Super Destroyer; Kevin Sullivan & Wayne Farris defeated Steve O & El Gran Apollo; Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated the Sheepherders; Terry Gordy & Austin Idol versus Michael Hayes & Big Red ended in a double disqualification; Saito & Fuji defeated Candy & Sawyer; Sullivan & Farris defeated Martel & Wrestling #2; Armstrongs defeated Sullivan & Farris; Armstrongs defeated Saito & Fuji to win title
> National Heavyweight Title Texas Death Match: the Masked Superstar defeated Tommy Rich* to win title
Notes: It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $30,000. Lord Alfred Hayes managed the Russians.

NOVEMBER 25, 1982 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> One-Night Tag Team Tournament: the Moondogs defeated Les Thornton & Billy Red Eagle; Brad Armstrong & Tito Santana defeated Hiro Matsuda & Yoshiaki Yatsu; Tommy & Johnny Rich defeated Korstia Korchenko & the Iron Sheik; the Wild Samoans defeated the Great Kabuki & the Magic Dragon; Moondogs defeated Armstrong & Santana; Richs defeated Wild Samoans; Moondogs defeated Richs to win tournament
> Ivan Koloff defeated Paul Orndorff
> Lights Out Match: Butch Reed defeated Buzz Sawyer
Notes: It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $30,000. Sonny King managed Korstia Korchenko, the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans. J. J. Dillon managed the Moondogs. Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki and the Magic Dragon.

NOVEMBER 24, 1983 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM [P]
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> One-Night Tag Team Tournament: Jim Neidhart & King Kong Bundy defeated Tommy Rogers & Joe Lightfoot; Butch Reed & Pez Whatley defeated Randy Rose & Jimmy Randolph; the Bruise Brothers defeated the Russians; Ron Garvin & Jim Duggan defeated Bob Brown & Chick Donovan; Randy Savage & Magnum T. A. defeated the Mad Mongolians; Reed & Whatley defeated Neidhart & Bundy; Bruise Brothers defeated Garvin & Duggan; Savage & T. A. defeated Bruise Brothers; Reed & Whatley defeated Savage & T. A. to win money
> Women’s Match: Debbie Combs defeated Donna Day
> Ted DiBiase defeated Brett Sawyer
> Jake Roberts defeated Mr. Wrestling #2
> Tommy Rich & Buzz Sawyer defeated the Road Warriors
Notes: It was reported that 12,000 were in attendance for this card. It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $50,000. Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts and the Road Warriors. Jimmy Hart managed the Bruise Brothers.



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NOVEMBER 23, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Georgia Tag Team Title Tournament: Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated the Islanders

 

"The Islanders" = Afa and Sika?
I think this was their moniker in the Bay Area around this time.



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I *think* so.



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Bumping last years Turkey Day thread. Some good and interesting results in there.

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Thanksgiving Star Wars 1983
November 24, 1983 in Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena drawing 19,200
  1. Johnny Mantell, Mike Reed, & Jose Lothario beat Boris Zurcov, Black Gordman, & Tonga John.

  2. The Missing Link beat Buddy Roberts.

  3. Kevin Von Erich pinned Terry Gordy.

  4. World Class Texas Champ David Von Erich beat Kimala via DQ.

  5. Mike Von Erich pinned Skandar Akbar (4:00).

  6. World Class American Tag Champs The Super Destroyers DDQ Junkyard Dog & Iceman Parsons.

  7. Chris Adams pined Jimmy Garvin to win the World Class American Title.

  8. Kerry Von Erich pinned Michael Hayes in a "loser leaves town steel cage" match.

Thanksgiving Star Wars 1984
November 22, 1984 in Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena drawing 15,325
  1. The Missing Link pinned Buck Zumhoffe.

  2. Stella Mae French pinned Nicola Roberts (2:00).

  3. Chic Donovan beat Skandar Akbar (7:50) via DQ.

  4. Bobby Fulton pinned El Diablo Grande.

  5. World Class American Tag Champs The Fantastics beat Koko Ware & Norvell Austin (14:00).

  6. Kerry Von Erich & Iceman Parsons beat Jake Roberts & Kelly Kiniski when Parsons pinned Kinsiki.

  7. Mike Von Erich beat World Class Texas Champ Gino Hernandez via DQ.

  8. Terry Gordy beat Killer Khan in a "Texas death" match. Kerry Von Erich was the guest referee.

  9. Chris Adams pinned Kevin Von Erich (4:25) in a "no DQ" match




Thanksgiving Star Wars 1985
November 28, 1985 in Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena drawing 12,000 ($120,000)
  1. The Missing Link & The Grappler beat Dave Peterson & Johnny Mantell.

  2. Lance Von Erich beat Tim Brooks.

  3. One Man Gang pinned Gary Hart.

  4. One Man Gang DCO Kimala.

  5. World Class Texas Champ Brian Adias beat Jack Victory.

  6. Iceman Parsons beat World Class American Champ Ric Rude via DQ.

  7. John Tatum beat Scott Casey in a "steel cage Texas death" match.

  8. Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez beat Kerry & Kevin Von Erich in a "steel cage" match to win the held-up World Class American Tag Title when Adams pinned Kerry. Terry Gordy and Brian Adias were the guest referees

Thanksgiving Star Wars 1986
November 27, 1986 in Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena drawing 6,000 ($76,000)
  1. Scott Casey pinned Tim Brooks.

  2. WCCW TV Champ Crusher Yurkoff drew Steve Simpson (15:00).

  3. Dingo Warrior beat Master Gee in a "chain" match.

  4. Mike Von Erich beat Brian Adias via DQ.

  5. Abdullah the Butcher beat Tony Atlas via DQ.

  6. WCCW Champ Kevin Von Erich beat Black Bart.

  7. Lance & Mike Von Erich beat Brian Adias & Matt Borne.

  8. Kevin Von Erich beat Al Madril in a "lights out" match.

  9. Fritz Von Erich beat Abdullah the Butcher via DQ in a "submission" match.

Thanksgiving Star Wars 1987
November 26, 1987 in Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena drawing 7,000
  1. Tim Brooks beat Vic Steamboat.

  2. Kerry Von Erich pinned The Thing (0:57).

  3. Frankie Lancaster beat Al Madril.

  4. The Spoiler beat Tony Falk.

  5. Chris Adams & Matt Borne beat The Iron Sheik & The Thing via DQ.

  6. Shaun Simpson beat Eric Embry to win the WCCW Light Heavyweight Title.

  7. Kevin Von Erich beat Al Perez in a "Texas death" match.

  8. Kerry Von Erich beat Brian Adias.

  9. Kerry Von Erich pinned Al Perez.




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NOVEMBER 25, 1982 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> One-Night Tag Team Tournament: the Moondogs defeated Les Thornton & Billy Red Eagle; Brad Armstrong & Tito Santana defeated Hiro Matsuda & Yoshiaki Yatsu; Tommy & Johnny Rich defeated Korstia Korchenko & the Iron Sheik; the Wild Samoans defeated the Great Kabuki & the Magic Dragon; Moondogs defeated Armstrong & Santana; Richs defeated Wild Samoans; Moondogs defeated Richs to win tournament
> Ivan Koloff defeated Paul Orndorff
> Lights Out Match: Butch Reed defeated Buzz Sawyer
Notes: It was reported that the purse for the tournament was $30,000. Sonny King managed Korstia Korchenko, the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans. J. J. Dillon managed the Moondogs. Gary Hart managed the Great Kabuki and the Magic Dragon.
boy,  the talent level really went down in georgia during 1982 compared to some of the other years.



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 National Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Jerry Roberts & Steve O defeated Joyce Grable & Judy Martin.

 does anybody remember why grable and martin wrestled in this tournament ?



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NOVEMBER 24, 1983 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM [P]
(Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> One-Night Tag Team Tournament: Butch Reed & Pez Whatley defeated Randy Rose & Jimmy Randolph.

 who was jimmy randolph?



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freebirdsforever2001 wrote:  National Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Jerry Roberts & Steve O defeated Joyce Grable & Judy Martin.

 does anybody remember why grable and martin wrestled in this tournament ?
I have seen video of this ! The ladies are heels !

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Thanksgiving Star Wars 1983
November 24, 1983 in Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena drawing 19,200
  1. Johnny Mantell, Mike Reed, & Jose Lothario beat Boris Zurcov, Black Gordman, & Tonga John.

  2. The Missing Link beat Buddy Roberts.

  3. Kevin Von Erich pinned Terry Gordy.

  4. World Class Texas Champ David Von Erich beat Kimala via DQ.

  5. Mike Von Erich pinned Skandar Akbar (4:00).

  6. World Class American Tag Champs The Super Destroyers DDQ Junkyard Dog & Iceman Parsons.

  7. Chris Adams pined Jimmy Garvin to win the World Class American Title.

  8. Kerry Von Erich pinned Michael Hayes in a "loser leaves town steel cage" match.
i could imagine the heat for the von erich/hayes match.



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I think Fritz slammed the cage door on Hayes' head as payback for 11 months earlier.

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote:

Thanksgiving Star Wars 1983
November 24, 1983 in Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena drawing 19,200
  1. Johnny Mantell, Mike Reed, & Jose Lothario beat Boris Zurcov, Black Gordman, & Tonga John.

  2. The Missing Link beat Buddy Roberts.

  3. Kevin Von Erich pinned Terry Gordy.

  4. World Class Texas Champ David Von Erich beat Kimala via DQ.

  5. Mike Von Erich pinned Skandar Akbar (4:00).

  6. World Class American Tag Champs The Super Destroyers DDQ Junkyard Dog & Iceman Parsons.

  7. Chris Adams pined Jimmy Garvin to win the World Class American Title.

  8. Kerry Von Erich pinned Michael Hayes in a "loser leaves town steel cage" match.
i could imagine the heat for the von erich/hayes match.

Set up for a great angle the next month at the Christmas star Wars....Santa Hayes attacking the Von Eriches after the match.



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