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Georgia Championship Wrestling was formed in Atlanta in 1944 by promoter Paul Jones as ABC Booking

Special thanks to Rich Tate for his original research, and Mark Eastridge for his extensive clipping research in the early/mid 1970s.  Updates provided as new research is uncovered.  Any additions or corrections are appreciated.

1/7/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Paul Jones beat Otto Schnabel
Joe Vitale beat Al Galento
Black Panther beat Jack Dillon

Notes: It was announced that Paul Jones would replace Sammy Friedman as promoter of professional wrestling in Atlanta. It is unclear as to why Friedman stepped down

1/14/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Red Devil beat Otto Schnabel
Al Galento draw Black Panther
Red Devil(sub for Albert Mills) beat Jack Dillon
Note:  This was the first card promoted by Paul Jones

1/21/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Albert Mills beat Otto Schnabel
Red Devil beat Tony Felice
Al Massey beat Al Galento

2/11/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Red Devil beat Fritz Schnabel
Al Massey beat Otto Schnabel
Black Panther beat Al Galento

2/18/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Red Devil beat Black Panther(unmasked as Laverne Baxter)
Fritz Schnabel & Otto Schnabel beat Al Massey & Bob Ford
Joe Marsh beat Al Galento

2/25/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Red Devil beat Al Massey
Joe Marsh & Roy Mitchell beat Don Lee & Otto Schnabel
Jack Miller draw Al Galento

3/3/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Al Galento beat Roy Mitchell(20:00)
Joe Marsh beat Otto Schnabel in a 2 of 3 falls match
Al Massey beat Don Lee in 2 of 3 falls match

3/10/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Jack Miller draw Tiny Oxford
Don Lee beat Otto Schnabel
Joe Marsh beat Tony Ross
Al Massey beat Al Galento by DQ

3/17/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Red Devil beat Al Massey
Don Lee & Tony Ross draw Joe Marsh & Tom George
Tarzan Jordan beat Otto Schnabel by DQ

3/24/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Al Massey beat Don Lee by DQ
Red Devil beat Tony Ross
Joe Marsh draw Tom George
Hugh Winn beat Otto Schnabel

3/31/44 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Don Lee & Red Devil beat Al Massey & Laverne Baxter
Joe Marsh beat Joe Estes
Hugh Winn beat Roy Mitchell




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David Baker
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Historian