• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (September 12, 1981) – Georgia Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1981, Georgia Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show, also called ‘Georgia Championship Wrestling ‘.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several GCW Superstars, presented by Gordon Solie.
Here’s the card:
George Wells & Steve O vs. Dave Forrester & Izzy Slapowitz
Tor Kamata vs. Deke Rivers
Harley Race vs. Rick Thor
The Masked Superstar vs. Curtis Austin
Ernie Ladd & Mike Sharpe vs. Ron Haven & Jerry Grey
Brian Blair vs. Jose Medina
Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka vs. Bobby Garrett & Bob Russell
Ric Flair vs. Mark Watson
Tor Kamata vs. Bruce Gallagher
Mr. Wrestling #2 vs. Rick Benefield
Tommy Rich, Kevin Von Erich & Michael Hayes vs. Tony Russo, Alex Reinoff & Snake Brown
Brian Blair vs. Don Gilbert
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• CM Punk Comments On “Toxic Garbage” In Wrestling
During his appearance at Starrcast III, former WWE wrestler CM Punk talked about toxic garbage existing in Pro-Wrestling.
Below is what Punk said:
“I think in wrestling culture, there’s a lot of toxic garbage. I think it’s like that with sports across the board. There’s always that push to be the ‘tough’ guy, ‘oh I’ve got to work hurt.’
Obviously, in pro wrestling, it’s more so because back in the day if you didn’t work, you didn’t get paid. It was still very much like that when I was on the road full time. If I missed a house show loop, which I never did, I wouldn’t get a f—ing paycheck that week.
It’s 2019, and I think that these sports organizations need to address that. Yes, there’s always going to be people who will abuse the system and be like ‘oh, I’m hurt.’
But in pro wrestling, there’s always this pressure, and it’s very real from the office about how you have to make these shots. They make it that this massive toxic masculinity thing about you have to do this and look how tough I am.
I think that it’s really, really stupid, and I think that it gets people hurt, it gets people killed, and it’s a dangerous thing.”