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Not much here, but a little bit is available for searching.
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdc/?c=fdnl1&m=hsa

May 23, 1944 Jacksonville, FL (Navy Arena)
Advertised: Ed Lewis, Babe Sharkey (current world champ), Sandor Szabo, Great Milo (I'm assuming Milo Steinborn)

January 25, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Promoted by Cowboy Luttrall
Lou Thesz (NWA world champ) vs. Skull Murphy
Eddie Graham/Haystack Calhoun vs. Duke Keomuka/Hiro Matsuda

February 8, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Bob Orton (Southern champ) vs. Don Curtis
Jean Antone/Frenchy Semard vs. Ann Regan/Chico Santana
Eddie Graham/Jerry London vs. Duke Keomuka/Hiro Matsuda
Pedro Godoy vs. Tim Woods

June 7, 1979 Starke, FL
Jimmy Garvin vs. Killer Karl Kox
Mike Graham/Steve Keirn (US tag champs) vs. Don Muraco/King Curtis
Bugsy McGraw/Thor the Viking vs. Charlie Fulton/Reggie Parks
Jerry Brisco vs. Killer Kahn
Skip Young vs. Frank Dusek

April 29, 1981 Starke, FL
Bugsy McGraw vs. Assassin 1
Mike Graham vs. Assassin 2
Manny Fernandez/Sweet Brown Sugar vs. Jacques Goulet/R.T. Tyler
Reggie Parks vs. Superfly I
Scott McGhee vs. Mr. Pogo

September 26, 1981 Starke, FL (National Guard Armory)
Promoted by the IWA (Independent Wrestlers Association)
Al Perez (IWA champ) vs. The Germany
one half of the Anderson brothers/Johnny Mantana vs. Don Hart/Mike Prather (no DQ, no time limit)

October 17, 1981 Starke, FL (National Guard Armory)
Don Hart vs. Don Anderson
Ann Quimby vs. Barbara Owens (strap)
Mike Prather vs. Assassin

March 5, 1982 Starke, FL (Bradford County High Gym)
Dory Funk Jr. vs. Bruce Reed
Mr. Wrestling II vs. Avalanche Tyler
Sweet Brown Sugar vs. Kendo Nagasaki
El Grande Apollo vs. Cyclon Negro
Eric Embry/Don Diamond vs. Masa Fuchi/Mr. Onita

May 7, 1982 Starke, FL (Bradford County High School)
Dory Funk Jr. vs. Sweet Brown Sugar
Brian Blair vs. Derek Draper
Jimmy Garvin vs. Terry Allen
Hiro Matsuda vs. Bob Russell
Bubba Douglas vs. Chris Markoff

September 6, 1984 Lake Butler, FL (Lake Butler High School)
Billy Jack vs. Dory Funk Jr.
Pez Whatley/Bugsy McGraw vs. Hollywood Blondes
Scott McGhee vs. Saint
Three more matches

August 24, 1985 Keystone Heights, FL (Keystone Heights High)
Promoted by International Wrestling Federation
Ox Baker vs. Billy Mack
Randy Rhoads (Randy Rose?) vs. Super Pac Man
Luke Graham vs. Vern Henderson
Chris Champion/Red Roberts vs. Mike Majestic/Mr. Wrestling II
The Crusher vs. The American
Dangerous Danny R vs. Lil Abner Collins

Bugsy McGraw also prominently advertised.

November 19, 1985 Keystone Heights, FL (Keystone Heights High Gym)
Promoted by IWA; to be taped for "national television"
Chic Donovan vs. Chris Champion (special referee Boris Malenko; one of these is the group's world champ)
Tiger Conway Jr./Terry Orndorff vs. Randy Rose/Doug Sommers
Bugsy McGraw vs. Red Roberts

Also advertised: Bugsy McGraw, Ox Baker, Vern Henderson, Raoul Amata, Mike Majestic, & Bob Cook

Isn't Terry Orndorff Shane Douglas?

June 7, 1986 Starke, FL (Bradford County High)
Don't you love indies? Promoted by American Wrestling Association
Johnny Montana vs. Super Destroyer
Dynamite Kid/Corey Stevens vs. Krusher Knopff/The Bounty Hunter
Mr. Wrestling II vs. El Diablo
Battle royal

June 9, 1987 Starke, FL (Bradford County High School)
Mike Rotunda (Florida champ) vs. Dory Funk Jr.
Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers vs. Butch Miller/Luke Williams
Ed Gantner vs. Samu
Mod Squad vs. Bill Mulkey/Randy Mulkey
Tijo Kahn vs. Jerry Grey
Cuban Connection vs. Jim Backlund/Colt Steele

Also advertised: Ron Simmons

March 12, 1988 Port St. Joe, FL (high school gym)
World Organization Wrestling
Mr. Olympia (US champ) vs. Bob Holly
Fargos vs. Bart Batten/Brad Batten
Ron Starr vs. Mr. Wrestling II ($5000 challenge match)
Two more matches

March 14, 1988 Wewahitchka, FL (high school gym
World Organization Wrestling
Fargos vs. Rock & Roll Express (one of which is US tag champs)
Mr. Olympia (US champ) vs. Ron Starr
Bob Holly/Ted Oates vs. Hacksaw Higgins/David Shawn Baxter
Samoans vs. Bart Batten/Brad Batten
One more match

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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2009 05:39 am
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More stuff from Florida:

January 14, 1961 Miami, FL (Miami Stadium
Argentina Rocca vs. Johnny Valentine
Al Costello/Roy Heffernan vs. Eddie Graham/Buddy Rogers
Bearcat Wright vs. Killer Austin
Tony Lopez vs. Angelo Savoldi
Bonnie Watson vs. Ella Waldek

January 25, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Lou Thesz (NWA world champ) d. Skull Murphy (2-1)
Haystack Calhoun/Eddie Graham d. Duke Keomuka/Hiro Matsuda

No card on February 1.

February 15, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Jerry London vs. Hiro Matsuda
5-man battle royal for $250
- Haystacks Calhoun, Great Malenko, Duke Keomuka, Joe McCarthy, Pedro Godoy, Tito Carreon, Tim Woods

February 29, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Brute Bernard/Skull Murphy (world tag champs) vs. Haystacks Calhoun/Bob Ellis
Bob Orton (Southern champ) vs. Hiro Matsuda
Duke Keomuka vs. Tito Carreon
Jerry London vs. Joe McCarthy

March 14, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Bob Ellis/Eddie Graham vs. Brute Bernard/Skull Murphy
Baby Cheryl vs. Darling Dagmar
Hiro Matsuda vs. Tim Woods
Duke Keomuka vs. Jerry London

March 21, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Duke Keomuka/Hiro Matsuda (world tag champs) vs. Bob Ellis/Eddie Graham
Tito Carreon vs. Duke Hoffman
Jerry London vs. Pedro Godoy

March 28, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Bob Ellis vs. Hiro Matsuda (no DQ)
Tim Geohagen/Jerry London vs. Tom Bradley/Pepe Perez
Tito Carreon vs. Duke Keomuka

May 2, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Don Curtis vs. Bob Orton (Curtis out to avenge injury to Eddie Graham)
Tito Carreon/Tim Woods vs. Duke Keomuka/Hiro Matsuda
Abe Jacobs vs. Pepe Perez

December 26, 1964 Jacksonville, FL (Veterans Coliseum) 5,709
Eddie Graham/Bob Orton/Sam Steamboat d. Destroyer/Tarzan Tyler/Tim Tyler
Abe Jacobs/Tony Marino d. (DQ) Assassins
George Drake drew Duke Keomuka
Little Beaver d. Pee Wee James
Abe Jacobs d. Rube Wright

November 10, 1971 Starke, FL (Starke Armory)
"A full night of wrestling with contestants picked from these and other stars -
Jack Brisco
George Gaiser
Louie Tillet
Hiro Matsuda
Johnny Walker
Ronny Garvin
Al Velasco
Dick Murdoch
Bobby Duncum
The Australians
Kelly Twins
Ken Lusk
Scandor Akbar
Smasher Sloan"



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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2009 06:07 am
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Good stuff. Keep plugging away at the Florida and Georgia material. You've added hundreds of cards by now.



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Thanks, Claw. Cornette's book has also led to some full cards. The people of Toccoa were quite thrilled when wrestling rolled through town.

July 4, 1951 Jacksonville, FL (Naval Air Technical Training Command Center)
Lucky Gilpin d. Bobby Lane
Danny Dusek d. Pat O'Hara

Combo boxing/wrestling

February 15, 1964 Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Armory)
Ike Eakins d. Swede Karlson
Alberto Torres/Ramon Torres d. Juan Sebastian/Bull Verdo
Ella Waldek (Florida champ) drew Belle Starr
Don Hartnett d. Prince Omar

February 22, 1964 Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Armory)
Alberto Torres/Ramon Torres d. Karl Von Brauner/Kurt Von Brauner (world tag champs) new champs
Ike Eakins d. T.N.T. Napolitan
Billy Parks d. (DQ) Swede Karlson

March 7, 1964 Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Armory)
Karl Von Brauner/Kurt Von Brauner/Saul Weingroff d. Doran O'Hara/Alberto Torres/Ramon Torres
John Heath d. Swede Karlson
Prince Omar d. (DQ) T.N.T. Napolitan

March 13, 1964 DeLand, FL (DeLand National Guard Armory)
T.N.T. Napolitan vs. Prince Omar
Swede Karlson vs. John Heath
Karl Von Brauner/Kurt Von Brauner vs. Ray Andrews/Ray Villmer

March 20, 1964 DeLand, FL (DeLand National Guard Armory)
Mike Lorne vs. T.N.T. Napolitan
Billy Parks vs. Swede Karlson
Karl Von Brauner/Kurt Von Brauner vs. Ike Eakins/Ray Andrews

April 4, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Tito Carreon vs. Pedro Godoy (loser leaves Florida)
Jim Bernard vs. John Heath
Tim Woods vs. Tom Bradley
Don Whittler vs. Pat O'Hara

April 11, 1964 Winter Haven, FL (National Guard Armory)
Tito Carreon/John Heath vs. Tom Bradley/Don Whittler
Chief Little Bear vs. Don Hartnett
Pepe Perez vs. Pat O'Hara



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May 22, 1944 Jacksonville, FL (Mason Field)
Date and place correction from initial post. Wrestlers remain the same.

February 29, 1964 Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Armory)
Alberto Torres/Ramon Torres (world tag champs) vs. Karl Von Brauner/Kurt Von Brauner
Ike Eakins (Southern champ) vs. Jack Vansky
Don Hartnett vs. Prince Omar



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