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4/1/53 Coral Gables, FL @ Coliseum
Gorgeous George beat Bobby Ford in a 2 of 3 falls match
Jackie Nichols beat Tom Zaharias by DQ in a 2 of 3 falls match
Bobby Roberts beat Howard Cantonwine(23:00)

4/6/53 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Gloria Barattini beat Mae Young to win 4-woman battle royal
Mae Young beat Ethel Brown
Gloria Barattini beat Dot Dotson
Tom Zaharias & Wally Dusek no contest with Billy Darnell & Jackie Nichols
Note: On April 6th, Tom Zaharias took the place of Danny Dusek, who was involved in an automobile accident on the way to Tampa and suffered a twisted ankle.  Mars Bennett was supposed to compete in the battle royal but was unable to when she caught her finger in a car door

4/7/53 Lake Worth, FL @ American Legion Arena
Jackie Nichols draw Billy Darnell in a 2 of 3 falls match; originally Darnell ruled the winner but refused the decision. 
Bob Ford beat Wally Dusek(18:00)
Gloria Barattini & Ethel Brown beat Mae Young & Dot Dotson in a 2 of 3 falls match

4/10/53 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Betty Hawkins beat Ethel Brown (5:04)
Gloria Barattini & Ethel Brown beat Dot Dotson & Mae Young to win 6-woman battle royal
Billy Darnell beat Tom Zaharias(21:11) by DQ
Jackie Nichols beat Prince Omar(18:36)
Note:  The paper may have messed up the girls royal. Lineups had Mars Bennett & Belle Drummond appearing. Hawkins must have been a substitute

4/13/53 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Wally Dusek & Tom Zaharias beat Billy Darnell & Jackie Nichols
Billy Darnell beat Wally Dusek
Jackie Nichols beat Tom Zaharias
Bobby Ford beat Danny Dusek

4/20/53 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
John Smith & Al Smith beat Tom Zaharias & Wally Dusek
Jackie Nichols draw Bobby Ford
Bobby Roberts beat Danny Dusek by DQ

4/27/53 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
John Smith beat Tom Zaharias to win 7-man battle royal
Austin Shivers beat Wally Dusek by DQ
Bobby Roberts beat Bobby Ford
Danny Dusek was the first man eliminated from battle royal
Note:  The April 27th show marked the end of the Spring wrestling series.  No shows until the Summer series begins on June 22, 1953

6/22/53 Tampa, FL @ Municipal Auditorium
Don McIntyre no contest with Bobby Lane
Dot Dotson beat Judy Holloway
Sammy Silvers beat Jim Lewis
Don Kalt draw Jackie Fargo

6/29/53 Tampa, FL @ Municipal Auditorium
Don McIntyre beat Bobby Lane
Don Kalt beat Bobby Roberts
Jackie Fargo beat Sammy Silvers by DQ

Last edited on Sun May 13th, 2018 07:28 pm by dbaker3179



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