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 Posted: Sun Aug 3rd, 2008 10:49 pm
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Anyone have results for him? 

Here's a few I could find:

11-15-1949 - Council Bluffs, IA (Moose auditorium) - att 596
Beverly Lehmer def Betty Marks, COR
Promoter: Champ Thomas

11-29-1949 - Council Bluffs, IA (Moose auditorium)
Beverly Lehmer vs JoAnn Hagen (of South Bend) in a boxer vs wrestler match
Carolyn Lehmer vs Jennie Lynn
**Carolyn is Beverly's younger sister.
Promoter: Champ Thomas

12-27-1949 - Council Bluffs, IA (Moose auditorium) - att. 652
Tiny Duke drew Bev and Carolyn Lehmer
Irish Jack Doyle (of Council Bluffs) def Johnny Dobbs
Promoter: Champ Thomas

1-31-1950 - Council Bluffs, IA (Moose auditorium) - att. 219
Ed Turner def Jack Doyle DQ (23:32)
Bev Lehmer drew Arky Martin, 1-1 (60:00)
Promoter: Champ Thomas

10-13-1952 - Winona, MN (Armory)
Shirley Smith and Babe Hunter vs Bonnie Bartlett and Dolly Dalton
"Killer" Champ Thomas vs Purple Demon

10-27-1952 - Winona, MN (Armory)
Champ Thomas and Marve Wasson vs Masked Purple Demon and Don Wood, the Black Panther
Shirley Smith and Babe Hunter vs Bonnie Bartlet and Dolly Dalton

2-22-1953 - Waterloo, IA (Auditorium)
Man Mountain Dean Jr vs Champ Thomas

8-4-1955 - Deming, NM (Armory)
Ray Garcia def Jim Perry
Mary Ann Chavez def Bonnie Bartlett, 2-1
Eddie Morales def Champ Thomas DQ
Man Mountain Crockett def Bill Witherspoon COR
**Thomas' debut in Deming.
Promoter: Count Rossi

8-11-1955 - Deming, NM (Armory)
Bill Weatherspoon def Boy Gypsy DQ
Kirilenko NC Ray Garcia (stopped due to blood)
Champ Thomas DDQ Eddie Morales

8-17-1955 - Deming, NM (Armory) - att. 300
Elmer Crockett def Joe Gypsy (18:00)
Bill Weatherspoon def Great Gama DQ
Kay Storr def ?
Champ Thomas NC Ramon Garcia in a chicken wire match
**Great Gama, Cowboy Weatherspoon and spectators interfered in the main event.

8-19-1955 - El Paso, TX (Evans Oval)
Jim Perry vs Cry Baby Meedez
Tomino Jackson vs Elmer Crockett
Eddie Morales vs Al Roma
Whitey Smith vs Joe Gypsy
Champ Thomas vs Ray Garcia (no ref or time limit)

3-20-1961 - Greeley, CO
Al Szasz def Tom Taharias, 2-1
Victor the Bear def Champ Thomas (3:14)
Roxanne Wellon def Ada Ash, 2-1

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Justahamandegger may have come across this guy in his Minnesota research. Let me check.

These cards are either from St. Paul or Minneapolis.

3/5/52 American House
Champ Thomas & Killer Gordon beat Don Woods & Syrian Angel (Eddie Saba)
Syrian Angel beat Killer Gordon
Don Woods drew Champ Thomas
Shirley Smith beat Flo Everett via pin
Att.-791

3/12/52 American House
Don Woods beat Champ Thomas 63:00
Bob Andorff beat Marvin Hart via pin in 19:00
Shirley Smith beat Barbara Lee
Killer Gordon beat Red Buford via pin in 20:00
Att.-925

3/19/52 American House
Champ Thomas beat Bob Andorff via pin in 25:00
Syrian Angel & Billy McLean beat Killer Gordon & Mad Russian
Marvin Hart drew Billy McLean
Att.-608

4/2/52 American House
Champ Thomas beat Antonio Marco
Shirley Smith & Bonnie Bartlett beat Delores DeWitt & Flo Everett
Smith beat Evertt
Bartlett drew DeWitt
Att.-1,036

4/9/52 American House
Champ Thomas beat Antino Marco
Bob Andorff beat Killer Gordon
Shirley Smith beat Bonnie Barlett
Billy McLean beat Floyd Davis
Att.-900

4/16/52 American House
Don Woods & Antino Marco beat Killer Gordon & Champ Thomas
Al Simms beat Jim Morgan via pin in 23:00
Att.-492

4/23/52 American House
Champ Thomas ddq Killer Gordon
Swede Oberg beat Alvin Simms via pin in 28:00
Bob Andorff beat Cowboy Marvin Hart via pin
Dick Stepp beat Red Buford via pin in 6:09
Att.-700

5/7/52 American House
Champ Thomas & Killer Gordon beat Bob Andorff & Billy McLean
Bonnie Bartlett beat Delores DeWitt by dq
Thomas drew Andorff
Gordon beat McLean
Att.-773

5/14/52 American House
Champ Thomas & Killer Gordon beat Dick Stepp & Don Woods
Shirley Smith beat Bonnie Bartlett
Stepp beat Gordon dq
Woods drew Thomas
Att.-749

2/4/53 American House
Roy Dunn beat Jack Barnard via pin in 14:00
Marv Wasson beat Champ Thomas 26:00
Bad Boy Brown beat Don Woods dq
Marv Happe ddq Ken O'Connor

2/27/53 Stem Hall
Mike the Bear beat Tom George 12:00
Man Mountian Dean Jr & Champ Thomas beat Marv Happe & Don Sebastian
Tom George beat Joe Vince 16:00
Don Woods drew Champ Thomas 20:00
Att.-1,000

3/13/53 Stem Hall
Champ Thomas & Tarzan Gordon beat Tom George & Don Woods
Marion Zauner no contest Shirley Wifell
Don Woods drew Tarzan Gordon
Don Sebastion beat Bill Carlson
Att.-789

3/20/53 Stem Hall
Man Mountain Dean Jr & Champ Thomas beat Marv Wasson & Marv Happe
Marilyn Margo beat Marion Zauner
Delores DeWitt beat Shirley Wifell
Delores DeWitt beat Marilyn Margo
Att.-800

3/27/53 Stem Hall
Man Mountain Dean Jr & Champ Thomas teamed to win a battle royal
Marv Wasson & Don Woods beat Man Mountain Dean Jr & Champ Thomas
Marv Happe beat Killer Gordon via pin
Buddy Lyle beat Don Sebastian
Att.-665

Feel free to chime in egger. Jim Melby might have something about this indy promotion in his book Gopherland Grappling. I'll break the book out tonight and see if it has any info.



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"Jim Melby might have something about this indy promotion in his book Gopherland Grappling. I'll break the book out tonight and see if it has any info."

After much searching, I finally found the book under a pile of newsletters. It was a small independent promotion that ran opposite of Tony Stecher in St. Paul. It seemed to dissolve during 1953 when Man Mountain Dean Jr and others jumped to Stecher's NWA member promotion.



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Thanks.  Emmett Weller and Gene Tretter were the promoters, according to egger's KM post http://www.infinitecore.com/superstar/index.php?threadid=27195&page=0#post_210557

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 Looks like you guys have most of my information. Here are a few more cards with Champ Thomas on them.

June 16, 1951 T.C Speedway New Brighten

Bobo Brazil vs Masked Marvel

Atomic Blonde vs Joan Winters

Chico Cortez and Champ Thomas vs Howard and Mike Blazer

 

Sept. 26, 1951 American House

Bud Fuller pinned Champ Thomas 18:00

Bob Andorff defeated The Saint by dq

Ramona Rundquist pinned Lillian Fontaine 11:00

Dick Evens and Joe Morgan drew 30:00

 

Oct. 3, 1951 American House

Bob Massery and The Saint over Bobo Brazil and Bud Fuller

Saint and Fuller double dq

Jack Witzig over Champ Thamas

Steve Druk over Dick Evens by dq

 

Oct. 17, 1951 American House

Bobo Brazil and Black Panther over Bob Massey and Champ Thomas

Chico Cortez defeated The Saint by dq

Massey pinned Black Panther 19:00

Alvin Sims pinned Joe Snyder 16:00

 

Oct. 20, 1951 White Bear Att.-100

Champ Thomas and Killer Gordon over Don Woods and Floyd Davis

LaVonne Hart and Marion Zauner double dq

Thomas over Davis

Woods over Gordon by dq

 

Oct. 31, 1951 American House

Jack Witzig and Bud Fuller over Chico Cortez and Dick Evens

Fuller pinned Cortez

Champ Thomas over Steve Druk 25:00

Don Woods pinned Dick Evens 20:00

 

Nov. 21, 1951 American House Att.-650

Marion Zauner and Shirley Smith over Mary Thomsen and LaVonne Hart

Champ Thomas over Don Woods

Thomsen pinned Zauner

Smith over Hart by dq

 

 On another board someone mentioned that Champ Thomas had written a book back in the 70's. It sound like there were some interesting stories in the book.

 

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Thanks.

justahamandegger wrote:
 

 On another board someone mentioned that Champ Thomas had written a book back in the 70's. It sound like there were some interesting stories in the book.

 

I have a few of them.  Inside Wrestling is kind of a how to on pro wrestling.  It even  has a glossary of wrestling terms.  I also have Sex and Canvas.  It's kind a strange book.  It's a fictional story of a wrestler and his adventures with arena rats and female wrestlers.  But it's interesting to see a book from the '60s that uses words like 'potato' and 'worker' and such.

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Where did you pick those books up Dan. They sound like they might be interesting.

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I got one on eBay.  The books are pretty rare I think.  You might have some luck on a used book website like Albiris.

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A few more Champ Thomas listings.

8/12/55 El Paso, TX @ Upper Valley Race Track
Mary Ann Chavez & Marilyn Gibson vs Bonnie Bartlett & Kay Starr
Leon Kirilenko vs Bill Witherspoon
Champ Thomas vs Frankie Salas

8/26/55 El Paso, TX @ Evans Oval
Champ Thomas & Great Gama vs Ray Garcia & Bill Witherspoon
Plus 3 more bouts



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Feb 3, 1953 - Steve Kozak; Civic Auditorium; Winnipeg, MB
Roy Dunn b. Marv Wafsson ... Champ Thomas Dble CO vs. Don Woods ... Ken O’Connor b. Jack Bernard by DQ ... Chet Gordon b. Farmer Jones

03-07-1956 Albuquerque, NM Ice Arena
Buffalo Bill Wilson vs. Reggie Siki (2/3 falls) ... Guiseppi Didoni vs. Champ Thomas ... Hercules Brenner vs. Bollo Snyder ... Tito Carreon vs. Pierre DeGlane (2/3 falls)

Woah, his opponent is probably Guisseppe Daidone or however you write him. Guy from Italy, I think he had a Japan tour as Mussolini Daidone or something like that. I love finding spare results from foreigners

03-14-1956 Albuquerque, NM Ice Arena
Buffalo Bill Wilson/Guiseppi Didoni d. Reggie Siki/Willie Love ... Mel Brenner d. Champ Thomas (2/3 falls) ... Laura Martinez d. Bonnie Bartlett (2/3 falls)

04-04-1956 Albuquerque, NM Ice Arena 711 paid
Buffalo Bill Wilson d. Willie Love (2-0) ... Hurricane d. Champ Thomas (2/3 falls) ... Reggie Siki d. (DQ) Baron Powell



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There's more Champ Thomas stuff in Colorado during 1961. I was actually looking for Dick The Bruiser listings in Colorado by using the search term Bruiser on the newspaper archives site and stumbled upon a promotion that not only used Champ Thomas but Vic The Bruiser as well. I didn't look at any of the clippings but it appeared Tom Zaharias was the promoter. This promotion was running opposition to Barnett & Doyle in Colorado at the time. 

I may look at those clippings in the future. I may not. If anybody else wants to, go ahead.



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clawmaster wrote: Vic The Bruiser as well.

Vic The Bruiser was a Wrestling Bear.



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