CARDS AND RESULTS
January 3, 1969 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco over Dick
Steinborn > Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres over Joe Turco & Mike Burns > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller over Stan Vachon & Seiji Sakaguchi > the Assassins (01)
(Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) over Mario Galento & the Professional > El Mongol over Dale Lewis / Notes: For the Lewis-Mongol match, both men put up
$1,000. Following the match, Mongol attacked Jack Crawford, who came to ringside during the bout, and he required assistance getting to the dressing room.

January 4, 1969 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WQXI Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) &
Assassin #2 (01)) over Dick Steinborn & Mario Galento > the Professional over the Blue Destroyer / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television
program hosted by Ed Capral. During the Professional-Destroyer match, the Pro removed the Destroyer (01)’s mask to identify him as Gene Kiniski. Kiniski explained to
Capral that he wanted to test the Pro without his NWA World Heavyweight Title on the line. Kiniski had been the reigning champion since he went over Lou Thesz on
January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO. Jack Crawford appeared on the program and announced he was managing Dale Lewis.

January 7, 1969 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Burns and Corsica Jean went to a draw >
Seiji Sakaguchi over Mario Galento > the Professional over Bob Armstrong > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Gene Kiniski* over Bill Dromo to retain the title / Notes:
Kiniski had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he went over Lou Thesz on January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO.

January 10, 1969 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen over Mike Burns
> Jim Wilson over Dick Dunn > Ramon Torres over Seiji Sakaguchi by disqualification > Paul DeMarco & the Professional over Dick Steinborn & Mario Galento > Ray
Gunkel & Buddy Fuller over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dale Lewis* versus El Mongol ended in a no
contest; Lewis retained the title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Lewis. Sakaguchi was disqualified for using karate maneuvers in the match against Torres. Following
the Gunkel/Fuller-Assassins match, Assassin #2 was bleeding through his torn mask and nearly unconscious, requiring assistance to leave the ring. Lewis had been
the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over the Professional on December 27, 1968, in Atlanta. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be
wrestling the Professional on the card on January 17, 1969.

January 11, 1969 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WQXI Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco over Alberto Torres > El
Mongol over the Professional > the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) over Dick Steinborn & Mike Burns / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV
Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. The Mongol-Professional match came about after Mongol demanded it. The Professional accepted the challenge
and even declared that if Mongol over him, he would allow Mongol to replace him in the match against Gene Kiniski for the NWA World Heavyweight Title on January 17,
1969.

January 14, 1969 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Patti Neilson versus
Barbara Owens > Jim Wilson versus Seiji Sakaguchi > World Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))* versus Alberto Torres &
Ramon Torres / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Sakaguchi. The Assassins had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they went over Ray Gunkel and
Buddy Fuller on December 20, 1968, in Atlanta.

January 17, 1969 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson over Jim Benedetti
> Paul DeMarco & the Professional over Bob Armstrong & Tim Geohagen > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller over Dale Lewis & Seiji Sakaguchi > World Tag Team Title Match:
the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))* over Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres to retain the title > El Mongol over Gene Kiniski / Notes: Jack Crawford
managed Lewis and Sakaguchi. Stu Schwartz was the special referee for the Mongol-Kiniski match. Mongol earned the match after going over the Professional on
January 11, 1969, where the Professional said Mongol could take his place in the match if Mongol could defeat him. However, what was to be a match for Kiniski’s NWA
World Heavyweight Title became a non-title match when the NWA said Kiniski could not defend the title against Mongol since no contract had been signed between the
two men. The Assassins had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they went over Gunkel and Fuller on December 20, 1968, in Atlanta. It was reported
that the Assassins were refusing to defend the title against Gunkel and Fuller, demanding they prove themselves to be worthy contenders. It was announced that Bob
Ramstad would be wrestling on the card on January 24, 1969. He was being billed as the 1968 NWA Rookie of the Year.

January 18, 1969 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WQXI Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > the Professional over Bob Armstrong > El
Mongol over Seiji Sakaguchi > Paul DeMarco & Dale Lewis over Tim Geohagen & Ramon Torres / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television
program hosted by Ed Capral. The Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) and Assassin #2 (01)) joined Capral, announcing that Ray Gunkel and Buddy Fuller had still not
proven themselves to be worthy of a shot at the World Tag Team Title. Gunkel and Fuller came on later claiming the Assassins were dodging them because they were
scared. Lewis issued a challenge to whoever should win the Mongol-Professional match, advertised to take place on January 24, 1969. Lewis, despite being the
Georgia Heavyweight Champion, said he felt he was slipping as a contender for Gene Kiniski’s NWA World Heavyweight Title due to recent non-title wins by Mongol and
the Pro over the World champ, and wanted the chance to prove he was still the top man in Georgia. Jack Crawford managed Lewis and Sakaguchi.

January 21, 1969 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen over Seiji Sakaguchi >
Jim Wilson over Jim Benedetti at 1:00 > World Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01))* over Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres to
retain the title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Sakaguchi. The Assassins had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they went over Ray Gunkel and
Buddy Fuller on December 20, 1968, in Atlanta.

January 22, 1969 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Ramstad over Jim
Benedetti > Paul DeMarco and Tim Geohagen went to a draw > Bill Dromo over the Professional > Jim Wilson & El Mongol over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) &
Assassin #2 (01)) by disqualification

January 24, 1969 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Ramstad over Mike Burns
at 9:00 > Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres and Paul DeMarco & Dale Lewis to a draw at 15:00 > Seiji Sakaguchi over Johnny Walker (01) at 4:00 > Ray Gunkel & Buddy
Fuller over the Kamikazes (members involved are unknown to us at this time) at 8:00 > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller over the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) &
Assassin #2 (01)) > El Mongol over the Professional by disqualification at 13:00 / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Lewis and Sakaguchi. Gunkel and Fuller substituted
for the Mysterious Medics (02) (Mysterious Medic #1 and Mysterious Medic #2 (02)) in the match against the Assassins. Mongol was declared the winner of the match
against the Professional when it was believed the Pro had a foreign object in his mask. Leo Garibaldi, credited as being a referee for this card, had initially declared the
Pro as the winner, but reversed his decision when a fan at ringside informed him that the Pro had used a weapon. It was announced that Hans Schmidt would be
wrestling on the card on January 31, 1969, and that Jones was negotiating for a title match between NWA World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski and Mongol to
take place in Atlanta, but that Peruvian Promotions Ltd., Mongol’s management team, were looking to have the match take place in Lima, Peru.

January 25, 1969 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WQXI Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dale Lewis and El Mongol went to a draw >
Bob Armstrong and Paul DeMarco went to a draw > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Assassin #2 (01) & the Professional over Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres* to win the
title / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Lewis. Crawford told Capral that both Mongol
and the Professional were scared of Lewis, who had issued a challenge against the winner of their match in an effort to secure the top contender position for Gene
Kiniski’s NWA World Heavyweight Title. He also claimed that he believed one of the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) and Assassin #2 (01)) to be Bobby Graham. In a
response to the NWA investigation into his tactics against Mongol from their match on January 24, 1969, the Professional told Capral that he had never used a foreign
object during his career, and that the only reason he knocked Mongol cold with his head butt was that he had an unusually hard head. He also countered that Leo
Garibaldi, referee for the match, had allowed Mongol to use illegal karate chops on him during the match, claiming Garibaldi was biased and partial toward Mongol. The
Torres’ had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they went over the Assassins on December 25, 1968, in Savannah.

January 28, 1969 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong and Seiji Sakaguchi went to a
draw > Bob Ramstad over Mike Burns > Dale Lewis over Tim Geohagen > Hans Schmidt over Jim Wilson / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Lewis and Sakaguchi.

January 31, 1969 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Ramstad over Pepe
Gomez > Jim Wilson over Tony Barbetta > Alberto Torres and Seiji Sakaguchi went to a draw > Ramon Torres over Paul DeMarco by disqualification > Dale Lewis over
Hans Schmidt > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller & El Mongol versus the Professional & the Assassins (01) (Assassin #1 (01) & Assassin #2 (01)) ended in a no contest /
Notes: Jack Crawford managed Lewis and Sakaguchi. It was reported that the NWA was investigating claims that the Professional had used a foreign object inside his
mask against Mongol on January 24, 1969.
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