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October 20, 1934 New Holland, GA (gym)
Jack Ross vs. Ali Mohammed

October 27, 1934 New Holland, GA (gym)
Jack Ross vs. Elmer Guthrie

November 3, 1934 New Holland, GA (gym)
John Dameron vs. Dick Ross (quite possibly supposed be Jack Ross)
Wild Greek Demos vs. Dick Buford

November 10, 1934 New Holland, GA (gym)
John Dameron vs. Bob Anderson
Aristo Vadaifi vs. Elmer Guthrie

Jack Ross was a fairly big name in the area at that time, sometimes promoting in Augusta.

New Holland is a suburb of Gainesville, more or less a factory town.

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Promoter Elmo Chappell is also Red Dugan. All of these are from the Marietta Daily Journal, some of which is online for a fee via Genealogy Bank.

The southern junior heavyweight title is quite likely this one. I mean, where else would Tommy Ward be holding the title?

July 7, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Charley Laye (world light heavyweight champ) DCOR Tommy Ward (1-1)
Johnny Clifford drew Prince Omar
Red Dugan d. (DQ) Don Cortez

July 14, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Charley Laye (light heavyweight champ) d. Tommy Ward (2-1)
Bill Steddum d. (DQ) Don Cortez
Prince Omar drew Johnny Clifford

July 21, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Don Cortez vs. Tommy Ward
Johnny Clifford vs. Stanley Beresh
Bill Steddum vs. Prince Omar

July 28, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Black Jack Dillon vs. Stanley Beresh
Johnny Clifford vs. Bill Collins
Joe Estes vs. Bob Shipp

August 4, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Bill Steddum/Tommy Ward vs. Don Cortez/Prince Omar
Black Jack Dillon vs. Stanley Beresh

August 11, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Don Cortez vs. Bill Steddum
Bill Collins vs. Stanley Beresh
Two boxing bouts

August 18, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Mae Young vs. Violet Viann
Bill Collins vs. Bill Steddum
Tommy Ward vs. Don Cortez

August 25, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Bill Collins/Don Cortez vs. Red Dugan/Tommy Ward
Honey Boy Hannagan vs. Bill Steddum

September 1, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Red Dugan vs. Bill Collins
Bill Steddum vs. Don Cotez
Honey Boy Hannagan vs. Stanley Beresh

September 8, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Bill Collins vs. Tommy Ward
Red Dugan vs. Don Cortez
Bob Shipp vs. Honey Boy Hannagan

September 15, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Pierre Le Claire vs. Bob Shipp
Bill Collins vs. Tommy Ward
Billy Sandow vs. Don Cortez

September 22, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Barfoot Ballard/Bill Collins vs. Billy Sandow/Tommy Ward

September 29, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Bill Collins vs. Pierre Le Claire
Tommy Ward vs. Billy Sandow
Boxing bout

Current light-heavyweight champ: Charley Laye
Promoter: Elmo Chappell

October 6, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward vs. Boom-Boom Pantazzi

October 13, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Jack Burnstock vs. Pierre Le Claire
Bob Shipp/Tommy Ward vs. Bill Collins/Boom Boom Pantazzi

October 20, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward vs. Bill Collins
Red Dugan vs. Boom-Boom Pantazzi
5-man mud battle royal

After the two preliminary matches, the mat will be removed and the ring will be filled with three inches of red Georgia mud.

October 27, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Bill Collins/Honey Boy Hanegan vs. Red Dugan/Tommy Ward
Tommy Bell vs. Joe Harbin

November 3, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Bill Collins vs. Red Dugan
Tommy Ward vs. Jack Bloomfield

November 10, 1948 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Chico Cortez vs. Bob Shipp
Tommy Ward vs. Honey Boy Hannegan (boxing)

Marietta Daily Journal
November 8, 1948

MR. ELMO CHAPPELL IS STAGING A DROP-KICKING DUEL WEDNESDAY
by Don Schanche

Mr. Elmo Chappell, local wrestling impressario, is a very interesting man. Mr. Chappell knows everything is to know about wrestling. He himself wrestles under the name of Red Dugan. But this time, Mr. Chappell has gone too far!

Each week, Mr. Chappell brings in an announcement telling what is scheduled to happen at the regular Wednesday night wrestling matches in Larry Bell auditorium. Each week we take Mr. Chapell's announcement and use the information contained therein to write a short story for our wrestling fans who read the Journal sports page.

This week, Mr. Chappell has a boxing match billed at the top of his wrestling announcement. He says that the bout is to be fought because of some altercation several of the wrestlers had at last week's matches. But Mr. Chappell's idea of a boxing match is vastly different from mine.

He describes the proposed bout (and I quote) as a "rough and tumble affair, meaning that drop-kicks and tackles are allowed and either man can win by pinning the other's shoulders to the mat for the count." For the enlightenment of boxing fans who may be confused by the unusual rules of Mr. Chappell's boxing match, he adds "in case of a knockout by either wrestler it would be for the count of ten."

Shame on you Mr. Chappell. Of course it would be for the count of ten. In case of a knockout I rather think it would be for the count of about 100!

I have never heard of anyone being knocked out in a boxing match by a swift drop-kick from his opponent, but if such a thing were to happen, I imagine it would be for a considerable period of time. And if, by chance, the poor victim happened to be tackled before his opponent drop-kicked him, I wouldn't be at all surprised if he were incapacitated for several days.

The bout is to be fought between "Honey Boy" Hannagan, of Charleston W. Va., (no relation to "Gorgeous George," of Muscle Beach, Calif.) and Tommy Ward, of Atlanta. Honey Boy weighs 225 pounds and is considered to have the advantage over Ward, who barely tips the scales at a scant 212.

Mr. Chappell says Ward challenged Honey Boy after he and another wrestler, "Wild Bill" Collins angered him by refusing to cooperate in a team wrestling match. They were all on the same team, but Hannagan and Collins refused to help Ward in his fight against the other team, so Ward lost.

To settle the argument that ensued, it was decided to fight it out in that good, clean, American manner - by putting on the gloves and entering the ring. Whether it should be called a boxing bout or a drop-kicking duel, however, is a point of contention.

Anyway, you can be sure of one thing. The Marquis of Queensbury will be spinning like a top in his grave come Wednesday night. The fight begins at 8:30 p.m. and I, for one, do not intend to miss it!

November 17, 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Bill Collins/Chico Cortez vs. Jack Bloomfield/Red Dugan
Tommy Ward vs. Jack Burnstock

November 21, 1948 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Chico Cortez vs. Tommy Ward

November 28, 1948 1948 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Chico Cortez vs. Tommy Ward

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June 8, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Jack McAdams/Tommy Ward vs. Jack Brunstock/Danny Dusek (no time limit)
Barfoot Ballard vs. Red Dugan

Current junior heavyweight champ: Tommy Ward
Every listing of Ballard says the first name is Barfoot. I keep wanting to read the name as Barefoot Ballard.

June 15, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Bob Shipp vs. Red Dugan
Tommy Ward vs. Barfoot Ballard
Jack McAdams vs. Jack Burnstock
Winners face losers in 6-man tag match

June 22, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Jack Burnstock
Jack McAdams vs. Barfoot Ballard
Joe Estes vs. Red Dugan

June 29, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
No ads

July 6, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Boom Boom Pantazzi vs. Chris Belkas (world junior heavyweight champ)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Gorgeous George Arena
Barfoot Ballard vs. Red Dugan

July 13, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Boom Boom Pantazzi
Freddie Nichols vs. Frank Remille
Barfoot Ballard vs. Joe Harbin

July 20, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Gorgeous George Arena vs. Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ)
Barfoot Ballard vs. Al Warshawski
Jack McAdams vs. Joe Estes

July 27, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
5-man battle royal: Barfoot Ballard, Jack Bloomfield, Red Dugan, Owen Gilpin, Joe Harbin

August 3, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Red Dugan/Tommy Ward vs. Jack Bloomfield/Jack Burnstock (no time limit)
Owen Gilpin vs. Joe Estes

August 10, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Jack Bloomfield
Bunky "Nature Boy" Harris vs. Jack McAdams
One more match

August 17, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Lucky Gilpin vs. Frank Remille
Jack Bloomfield (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Jack McAdams (non-title)
Baby Blimp "Nature Boy" Harris vs. Red Dugan

August 24, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Jack Bloomfield (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Lucky Gilpin
Tommy Ward vs. Nature Boy Harris
Honey Boy Hannagan vs. Red Dugan

August 31, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward vs. Nature Boy Harris

September 7, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward d. Jack Bloomfield (southern junior heavyweight champ) (2-0) new champ
Lee Savoldi vs. Honey Boy Hannagan
Nature Boy Harris vs. Red Dugan

September 14, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Lee Savoldi
Honey Boy Hannagan vs. Joe Estes
Red Dugan vs. Lucky Gilpin

September 21, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
No ads

September 28, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Red Dugan/Tommy Ward vs. Joe Estes/Honey Boy Hannagan
Lee Savoldi vs. Nature Boy Harris

October 5, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Honey Boy Hannagan
Lee Savoldi vs. Joe Estes
Lucky Gilpin vs. Jim O'Hara

October 12, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Frank Remille vs. Nature Boy Harris
Lucky Gilpin/Lee Savoldi vs. Honey Boy Hannagan/Jim O'Hara

October 19, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Gorilla Marcias vs. Lucky Gilpin
Red Dugan/Lee Savoldi vs. Honey Boy Hannagan/Joe Harbin

October 26, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
No ads

November 2, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Red Robinson
Lee Savoldi vs. Joe Estes
Red Dugan vs. Nature Boy Harris

November 9, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Lee Savoldi/Tommy Ward vs. Honey Boy Hannagan/Red Robinson
Tommy Ward vs. Red Robinson
Honey Boy Hannagan vs. Lee Savoldi

"Honey Boy will be missing his unholy pal, Joe Estes, because Estes was suspended for 20 days last week for taking a concealed knife into the ring against Savoldi."
- Marietta Daily Journal, Nov 6 1949

November 16, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward vs. Honey Boy Hannagan
Red Robinson vs. Lucky Gilpin
Lee Savoldi vs. Joe Harbin
Winners vs. losers in 6-man tag

November 23, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
No ads

November 30, 1949 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Tommy Ward vs. Jack Singer
Jack Bloomfield vs. Lee Savoldi

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Promoter: Elmo Chappell

July 4, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell baseball park)
Mike Paidousis vs. Ben Morgan
Jack Moore vs. Tarzan White
Rube Wright vs. Honey Boy Hannigan

Outdoor card

July 11, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell baseball park)
Red Dugan d. Honey Boy Hannigan (southern junior heavyweight champ) new champ
Mike Paidousis/Tarzan White vs. Jack Moore/Babe Zaharias
Tarzan White vs. Babe Zaharias

July 18, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell baseball park)
Mike Paidousis vs. Jack Moore
Red Dugan (southern junior heayweight champ) vs. Honey Boy Hannigan
Tarzan White vs. Bob Shipp

July 25, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell baseball park)
Mike Paidousis vs. Jack Moore
Nick Carter/Al Massey vs. Ben Morgan/Art Nelson
One more match

August 1, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
No ads

August 8, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
No ads; Aug 15 preview said Lord Finis Hall DCOR Al Massey

August 15, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Lord Finis Hall vs. Al Massey
Farmer Jones vs. Ben Morgan
Art Nelson vs. Maurice Roberre

August 22, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Art Nelson vs. Maurice Roberre
Lord Finis Hall vs. Don McIntyre
Honey Boy Hannigan vs. Farmer Jones
6-man tag

August 29, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
6-man battle royal (Red Dugan, Lord Finis Hall, Farmer Jones, Don McIntyre, Art Nelson, Maurice Roberre)

September 5, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Lord Finis Hall vs. Lucky Gilpin
Eddie Gossett vs. Art Nelson
Jack Steele vs. Don McIntyre

September 12, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Lucky Gilpin vs. Lord Finis Hall
Honey Boy Hannigan/Ben Morgan vs. Red Dugan/Eddie Gossett
One more match

September 19, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Lord Finis Hall vs. Eddie Gossett
Chief Little Wolf vs. Ben Morgan
Jack Steele vs. Lucky Gilpin

September 26, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Chief Little Wolf vs. Lord Finis Hall
Art Nelson vs. Lucky Gilpin
Eddie Gossett vs. Al Massey
Winners vs. losers in a 6-man tag

October 3, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Mars Bennett vs. Ida May
Al Massey vs. Lord Finis Hall
Art Nelson vs. Eddie Gossett

October 10, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Lord Finis Hall vs. Al Massey
Mars Bennett/Honey Boy Hannigan vs. Adela Antone/Red Dugan
Mars Bennett vs. Adela Antone

October 17, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Chief Little Wolf vs. Lord Finis Hall
Charlie Harben vs. Al Massey
Red Dugan vs. Honey Boy Hannigan
Red Dugan/Chief Little Wolf/Al Massey vs. Lord Finis Hall/Honey Boy Hannigan/Charlie Harbin

October 24, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Chief Little Wolf vs. Tom Mahoney
Red Dugan/Al Massey vs. Honey Boy Hannigan/Charlie Harbin
One more match

October 31, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Al Massey vs. Tom Mahoney
Mighty Yankee vs. Red Dugan
Bob Shipp vs. Tiny Oxford

November 7, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Babe Zaharias vs. Sheik Benali
Red Dugan vs. Mighty Yankee (Dugan vows to retire if he loses)
Honey Boy Hannigan vs. Tiny Oxford

November 14, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Gorgeous George vs. Red Dugan
Art Nelson vs. Howard Cantonwine
Sheik Ben Ali vs. Honey Boy Hannigan

"Chappell said he booked George four mnths in advance. George gets a "fat" guarantee plus a choice percentage, he added. His valet gets another nice cut." - Marietta Daily Journal, November 12, 1951

November 21, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Art Nelson vs. Al Massey
Little Beaver vs. Fuzzy Cupid
Sheik Ben Ali vs. Jan Hernandez

November 28, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Jan Hernandez vs. Sheik Ben Ali
Art Nelson vs. Al Massey
Babe Zaharias vs. Don McIntyre
Jan Hernandez/Al Massey/Don McIntyre vs. Sheik Ben Ali/Art Nelson/Babe Zaharias

December 5, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Al Massey vs. Art Nelson
Sheik Ben Ali vs. Red Dugan
Eddie Gossett vs. Jan Hernandez

December 12, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Art Nelson vs. Al Massey (no holds barred, no time limit)
Bill Cazzell vs. Jan Hernandez
Eddie Gossett vs. Sheik Ben Ali

December 19, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Al Massey vs. Art Nelson (Texas Death)
Bill Cazzell vs. Red Dugan
Eddie Gossett vs. Honey Boy Hannigan

December 26, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Center)
Art Nelson vs. Tarzan White
Bill Cazzell vs. Al Massey
Bob Shipp vs. Jan Hernandez
Bill Cazzell/Art Nelson/Bob Shipp vs. Jan Hernandez/Al Massey/Bob Shipp



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I knew George Harris was often booked as the Baby Blimp but the Nature Boy Harris billing is one I've never seen until this thread.



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Newnan cards are from The Times-Herald, which was a weekly at that point.

George Harris is again listed as "Nature Boy." Carrollton, Griffin and Gainesville all called him Baby Blimp.

October 24, 1949 Newnan, GA (Horn Roller Rink Arena)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) d. Gorilla Marcias (2-0)
Lee Savoldi d. Red Dugan (2-1)

Local promoter: W.E. Horn. Return of wrestling.

October 31, 1949 Newnan, GA (Roller Rink Arena)
Tommy Ward (southern junior heavyweight champ) d. "Nature Boy" Harris (2-0)
Lee Savoldi d. Joe Estes (2-1)

November 7, 1949 Newnan, GA (Roller Rink Arena)
Lee Savoldi/Tommy Ward d. Red Dugan/Red Robinson
Two more matches

November 14, 1949 Newnan, GA (Roller Rink Arena)
Lee Savoldi/Tommy Ward vs. Jack Blackstock/Red Robinson
Two more matches

November 21, 1949 Newnan, GA (Roller Rink Arena)
5-man battle royal (Honeyboy Hannigan, Frank Remille, Red Robinson, Lee Savoldi, The Thin Man)

Listings dry up after this. I'm guessing attendance wasn't good.

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Promoter, as usual, for Marietta was Elmo Chappell. Wrestling was much more sporadic at this time. There were several stretches without ads and it seems that no cards were staged at all during those times. Marietta seems to die as a regular stop at the end of 1952 and wouldn't host regular cards again (at least on this level) for a long, long time.

June 4, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Gorgeous George vs. Tarzan White
Babs Wingo vs. Louise Johnston
Al Massey vs. Danny Dusek
Angelo Martinelli vs. Howard Cantonwine

June 11, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Danny Dusek vs. Al Massey (southern heavyweight champ)
Angelo Martinelli vs. Carlos Rodriquez
Tarzan White vs. Wally Dusek

June 18, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Angelo Martinelli/Tarzan White vs. Carlos Rodriquez/Bob Shipp
Ike Eakins vs. Al Massey (southern champ)
One more match

August 13, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Baseball Park)
Ike Eakins vs. Abe Coleman
Eddie Gossett vs. Black Monster No. 2
Irish Jackie vs. Pee Wee James

August 20, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Baseball Park)
Cora Combs vs. Jackie Lee
Art Nelson (southern champ) vs. Eddie Gossett
Mike Paidousis vs. Black Monster

November 19, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Eduardo Perez vs. Tarzan White
Jack Moore vs. Jerry Graham
Jack Steele vs. Red Dugan

November 26, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Billy Steele/Jack Steele vs. George Curtis/Jack Moore
Eduardo Perez vs. Jerry Graham
One more match

December 3, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Jack Curtis vs. Eduardo Perez
George Curtis vs. Jack Steele
Billy Steele vs. Jerry Graham

December 10, 1952 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
George Curtis/Jack Curtis vs. Billy Steele/Jack Steele
Eduardo Perez vs. Red Dugan
George Curtis vs. Billy Steele



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And more Marietta listings, plus one from Gainesville

Promoter: Elmo Chappell

June 14, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Lillian Ellison/Johnny Long vs. Karl Kowalski/Catherine Simpson
Red Robinson vs. Bobby Lane

June 21, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Benny Becker vs. Karl Kowalski

June 28, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Jack Kelley vs. Red Robinson
Green Shadow (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Benny Becker
Karl Kowalski vs. Herb Larson

Ad for the July 12 card said Becker won the title and unmasked Shadow here.

July 5, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Jack Bloomfield/Karl Kowalski vs. Benny Becker/Herb Larson
Red Ryan vs. Red Robinson

Becker listed as southern junior heavyweight champ

July 12, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Pat Welch vs. Benny Becker (southern junior heavyweight champ)
Karl Kowalski vs. Herb Larson
Jack Bloomfield vs. Johnny Benye

Welsh was formerly Green Shadow

July 19, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski vs. Pat Welch
Benny Becker vs. Pearshape Powell
Herb Larson vs. Jack Bloomfield

July 26, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski d. Benny Becker (southern junior heavyweight champ) new champ
Pat Murphy vs. Herb Larson
Pat Welch vs. Red Dugan

August 2, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Benny Becker
Fritz Dusek vs. Pat Welch
Pat Murphy vs. Jack Bloomfield

August 9, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski vs. Pat O'Hara
Benny Becker (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Honey Boy Hannigan
Pearshape Powell vs. Pat Murphy
Winners vs. losers in 6-man tag

August 16, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
George Becker vs. Honey Boy Hannigan
Pat O'Hara vs. Danny Dusek
Karl Kowalski vs. Jack Bloomfield

August 23, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Al Massey vs. Karl Kowalski
Danny Dusek/Honey Boy Hannigan vs. Benny Becker/Red Dugan

August 30, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Al Massey
Bill Steddum vs. Danny Dusek
Lucky Gilpin vs. Jack Bloomfield

September 6, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Al Massey
Pat O'Hara vs. Bill Steddum
Bob Shipp vs. Jack Bloomfield

September 13, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Pat O'Hara vs. Jack Bloomfield
Red Dugan vs. Karl Kowalski
Bill Steddum vs. Al Massey
Red Dugan/Al Massey/Pat O'Hara vs. Jack Bloomfield/Karl Kowalski/Bill Steddum

September 20, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
June Byers vs. Dot Dotson
The Terrible Turk Pardi vs. Al Massey
Maurice Roberre vs. Karl Kowalski

September 27, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Abdul the Terrible Turk vs. Maurice Roberre
Al Massey vs. Chico Cortez
Karl Kowalski (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Bill Steddum

October 4, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Advertised: Abdul the Terrible Turk

October 11, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
June Byers/Red Dugan vs. Chico Cortez/Dot Dotson
Abdul the Terrible Turk vs. Lucky Gilpin

October 18, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Abdul the Terrible Turk vs. Maurice Roberre
Red Dugan vs. Bill Steddum
Bob Shipp vs. Honey Boy Hannigan

October 25, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
No card

November 1, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski vs. Lucky Gilpin
Billy Sandow vs. Maurice Roberre
The Skull vs. Al Massey

November 8, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Red Dugan/Al Massey vs. Kark Kowalski/The Skull
Lucky Gilpin vs. Maurice Roberre

Kowalski is southern junior heavyweight champ

November 15, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Al Massey vs. The Skull (hair vs. mask)
Karl Kowalski vs. Billy Sandow
Billy Dunlop vs. Lucky Gilpin

November 22, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Billy Sandow
Al Massey vs. Bobby Lane
Bull Moose Martin vs. Lucky Gilpin

November 29, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Karl Kowalski (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Billy Sandow
Al Massey vs. Bobby Lane
Pat Welch vs. Lucky Gilpin

December 6, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Al Massey vs. Bobby Lane
Karl Kowalski/Pat Welch vs. Lucky Gilpin/Billy Sandow

Billy Sandow is southern junior heavyweight champ

December 13, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Billy Sandow (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Bobby Lane

December 20, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Nick Carter vs. Black Jack Dillon
Bobby Lane vs. Red Dugan
Billy Sandow (southern junior heavyweight champ) vs. Honey Boy Hannigan

December 27, 1950 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Don McIntyre vs. Babe Zaharias
Bobby Lane/Jack Steele vs. Red Dugan/Bob Shipp

January 3, 1951 Marietta, GA (Larry Bell Auditorium)
Violet Viann vs. Dot Dotson
Don McIntyre vs. Babe Zaharias
Bobby Lane vs. Bob Shipp

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September 13, 1956 Gainesville, GA
Don McIntyre/Red McIntyre vs. Red Dugan/Bob Shipp
Two more matches



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January 1, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building) Friday
Red Dugan/Bob Shipp vs. Red McIntyre/Harry Smith

Dugan spends the weekend in the Hall County Hospital after being thrown out of the ring and landing on his head.

January 7, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Vito Gonzales vs. Tito Infante
Mike Clancy vs. Bob Shipp

January 14, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red Dugan/Bob Shipp vs. Mike Clancy/Honey Boy Hannigan
Two more matches

January 21, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red Dugan vs. Red McIntyre
Mike Clancy vs. Babe Zaharias

January 27, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building) Wednesday
Mildred Burke (women's world champ) vs. Millie Stafford
Red Dugan vs. Red McIntyre

February 4, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red McIntyre vs. Red Dugan (Texas Death)
Honey Boy Hannigan vs. Wild Man Zim

February 11, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red McIntyre vs. Babe Zaharias
Wild Bill Collins vs. Red Dugan

February 18, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Tinker Todd vs. Bob Shipp
Walter Kameroff vs. Wild Bill Collins

February 25, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Tinker Todd vs. Red Dugan
Prince Omar vs. Walter Kameroff

March 4, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
No ads

March 11, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Prince Omar vs. Tinker Todd
Bob Shipp vs. Honeyboy Hannigan

March 18, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Dick Kettle vs. Red Dugan
Bob Shipp vs. Honeyboy Hannigan

March 25, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
No ads

April 1, 1954 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Don McIntyre/Red McIntyre vs. Red Dugan/Bob Shipp
Two more matches

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January 6, 1955 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red McIntyre vs. Charlie Keene
Jack Bower vs. Ivan Petroff

Keene was formerly the Red Shadow

January 13, 1955 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Tommy O'Toole vs. Red McIntyre
Jack Bauer vs. Ivan Petroff

January 20, 1955 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red Dugan/Charlie Keene vs. Johnny Harmon/Ben Matta
Ben Matta vs. Red Dugan
Charlie Keene vs. Johnny Harmon

January 27, 1955 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Jack Bauer/Johnny Harmon/Red McIntyre vs. Jerry Graham/Charlie Keene/Tommy O'Toole
Tommy O'Toole vs. Jack Bauer
Charlie Keene vs. Johnny Harmon
Jerry Graham vs. Red McIntyre

February 3, 1955 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red McIntyre vs. Jerry Graham
Don McIntyre vs. Tommy O'Toole

February 10, 1955 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red McIntyre vs. Jerry Graham (chicken wire around the ring)
Chris Averoff vs. Harry Smith

February 17, 1955 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Red McIntyre d. Ivan Petroff (Petroff's beard vs. McIntyre's hair)
Chris Averoff vs. Johnny Harmon

February 24, 1955 Gainesville, GA (Civic Building)
Johnny Harmon/Red McIntyre vs. Ivan Petroff/Carlos Rodriguez
Ivan Petroff vs. Johnny Harmon
Red McIntyre vs. Carlos Rodriguez



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From near the bottom of the wrestling quality barrel comes this series of cards from Eatonton, GA.

July 23, 1954 Eatonton, GA (Eatonton Grammar auditorium)
Yank Gavel vs. Lou Stinson
Ken Frier vs. Bill Alexander
Choo Choo Lynn vs. Chuck Musick

July 30, 1954 Eatonton, GA (Eatonton Grammar gym)
No matches announced, but M.E. Thomas, manager of the Imperial Boys Club, said, "all drinks sold Friday night will be sold in paper cups." Supposedly state law says that soft drinks sold at boxing and wrestling events in Georgia must be sold in paper cups.

August 7, 1954 Eatonton, GA (Eatonton Grammar gym)

Police To Guard Wrestling Bouts
Eatonton Messenger
August 5, 1954

Take it easy, take it easy, begged M.E. Thomas of the Imperial Boys Club this week as he announced the third professional wrestling match will be held at the grammar school gym Saturday night August 7.

In the first match the fans got so excited that one of the wrestlers was struck by a soft drink bottle. THe next time they served drinks in paper cups. Last time several of the sprectators crawled in the ring and were about murder the guy.

This week there will be police protection and the matches will be a six man battle royal. The man who walks out wins the event. It will be plenty nasty, according to Mr. Thomas.

August 20, 1954 Eatonton, GA (Eatonton Grammar gym)
Tiger Jones vs. Yank Gavel (listed as Hank Gravel)
women's match also scheduled

August 27, 1954 Eatonton, GA (Eatonton Grammar gym)
Ken Friar vs. Dick Barkley
two more matches

September 25, 1954 Eatonton, GA (Eatonton Colored School gym)
Advertised: Bill Alexander, Ken Friar, Choo Choo Lynn

Special section reserved for white fans.

And yes, the proper name of the school was at that time Eatonton Colored School.

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March 5, 1954 Thomasville, GA (Thomasville High)
Mystery X vs. Flash Gordon
Hazel Baisden vs. Slave Girl Mahala

Mahala from Waco, TX



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March 2, 1954 Waynesboro, GA (National Guard Armory)
No details, unlabeled photo in Mar. 4 True Citizen

March 9, 1954 Waynesboro, GA (National Guard Armory)
No details

October 12, 1956 Irwinton, GA (Wilkinson High Gymnasium)
Advertised: The Demon, Rip Hawk, Ben Matta, Bob Shipp
Tag match and two singles



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October 7, 1954 Warrenton, GA (Warrenton Gym)
Mike Graham vs. Don McIntyre
Red McIntyre vs. Tokyo Joe



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Another from '54 as I work on another project about the Minimum Foundation Program.

March 23, 1954 Fitzgerald, GA (Blue-Gray Gym)
Carol Carota vs. Ruth Boatcallie
Jack Steele vs. Mike Paidousis



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April 2, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Pierre LaSalle/Great Malenko vs. TOm Drake/Jackie Nichols

June 4, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High school gym)
Jack Bence/Jackie Nichols vs. Dick Raines/Mr. X

July 3, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Advertised: Jerry Graham

July 17, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Jack Dillon/Bob Sharp vs. Rocky Colombo/Tim Geohagen

July 24, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym) 750+
Gene Stanlee vs. Rocky Colombo
Corine Cordero vs. Millie Stafford

July 31, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Bob Shipp/Zebra Kid vs. Rocky Colombo/Lee Grable

August 7, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Rocky Colombo/Tarzan White vs. Jack O'Brien/Zebra Kid

August 21, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Don McIntyre/Red McIntyre vs. Jack O'Brien/Zebra Kid

August 28, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Bull Curry vs. Cyclone Anaya
Jack O'Brien vs. Zebra Kid (for brass knuckles title)

September 4, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Freddie Blassie/Zebra Kid vs. Ben Matta/Bobby Weaver

September 18, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Eddie Gossett/Art Nelson vs. Jack Bence/Tom Drake

September 25, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Eddie Gossett/Art Nelson (world tag champs) vs. Red McIntyre/Tarzan White

** Sept 25 card canceled because of road conditions **

October 2, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Red McIntyre vs. Bill Blassie
Cyclone Anaya vs. Chris Tolos

October 9, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Bill Blassie vs. Red McIntyre (Texas Death)
Art Nelson vs. Red Dugan

October 20, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym) Saturday
Otis Castellaw vs. Jack O'Brien (boxing)
Bobby Weaver vs. Bob Shipp

Castellaw is from Commerce

November 24, 1956 Commerce, GA (Commerce High School gym)
Corine Cordero vs. Bonnie Watson
Bill Parks vs. The Demon

The Demon identified in an ad as being Jack O'Brien



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Hammer to Fall wrote: October 7, 1954 Warrenton, GA (Warrenton Gym)
Mike Graham vs. Don McIntyre
Red McIntyre vs. Tokyo Joe

Interesting. Another Mike Graham. 



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From the google news archives,

All cards held on Saturday. Promoter is Paul Jones.

6/8/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
No Time Limit
Southern Champion Kurt Von Brawner vs George Drake
Corinne Cordero vs Shirley Strimple
Referee Bibber McCoy

6/15/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Freddie Blassie & Jack The Demon O'Brien vs George Drake & Nick Roberts
Plus two other matches featuring members of the opposing tag teams

6/22/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Freddie Blassie vs George Drake 2/3 60:00
Al Massey vs Jack Steele 2/3 60:00

6/29/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Freddie Blassie & Babe Zaharias vs Red McIntyre & George Drake
Plus two other matches

7/6/57 Adairsville, GA @ High School Gym
George Drake & Barbara Baker vs Rip "Chicken" Hawk & Corinne Cordero 2/3 60:00
George Drake beat Rip "Chicken" Hawk dq
Barbara Baker vs Corinne Cordero

7/13/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Don McIntyre & Tarzan White beat Freddie Blassie & Rip "Chicken" Hawk
Plus two other matches

7/20/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
International Tag Team Champions Don McIntyre & Tarzan White beat Fred Blassie & Kurt Von Brawner 2/3
Plus two other matches

7/27/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Freddie Blassie vs Tarzan White 2/3 60:00
10 Round Boxing Match, Referee Jack Steele
Boxer Carl Knowles vs wrestler Al Massey

8/3/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
International Tag Team Champions Don McIntyre & Tarzan White vs Fred Blassie & Kurt Von Brawner

8/10/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Referee Tiger Kirkland
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Tarzan White & Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus two 15 minute matches

8/17/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Tarzan White vs Angelo Poffo 2/3 60:00
Jack Steele vs Oni Wiki Wiki 2/3 60:00

8/24/77 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Referee Bibber McCoy
Kurt Von Brawner & Fritz Von Brawner beat Don McIntyre & Tarzan White 2/3 to win International Tag Team Title
Plus two other bout

8/31/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
International Tag Team Champions Kurt Von Brawner & Fritz Von Brawner vs Tarzan White & Nick Roberts
Plus two other bouts

9/7/58 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Referee Tarzan White
World Title Claimant Edouard Carpentier vs Fritz Von Brawner 2/3 60:00
Nick Roberts vs Bob Langevin 2/3 45:00

9/14/57 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Referee Bibber McCoy
International Tag Team Champions Kurt Von Brawner & Fritz Von Brawner vs Tarzan White & Don McIntyre

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8/2/58 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Angelo Poffo & The Skull vs Tarzan White & Frank Townsend
Plus two preliminary bouts

8/9/58 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Angelo Poffo vs Ray Gunkel
Tarzan White vs The Skull

8/16/58 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Angelo Poffo vs Ray Gunkel
Tarzan White vs The Skull

8/23/58 Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
Texas Death Match
Ray Gunkel vs Angelo Poffo
Bronco Lubich vs Frank Townsend 2/3 60:00

8/30/58  Rome, GA @ Memorial Gym
World Tag Team Champions Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo vs Frank Townsend & Tarzan White

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