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4/2/56 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Joe Louis beat Shag Thomas
Buddy Rogers beat Bob Langevin in a no time limit match
Charro Azteca beat Doran O'Hara
Note: Former boxing champion Joe Louis makes his wrestling debut in Tampa, Florida on April 2, 1956

4/2/56 Orlando, FL @ American Legion Arena
Dick Steinborn & Carmen Garcia vs. Chuck Benson & Bonnie Watson in a 2 of 3 falls match
Billy Raborn vs. Billy Two Rivers in a 2 of 3 falls match
Harry Smith vs. Don Whittler in a 2 of 3 falls match

4/3/56 Lake Worth, FL @ American Legion Arena
Joe Louis vs. King Toby(aka Shag Thomas)
Buddy Rogers vs. Dick Steinborn
Billy Two Rivers vs. Whitey Whittler

4/3/56 Fort Myers, FL @ National Guard Armory
Judy Glover vs. Bonnie Watson in a 2 of 3 falls match
Doran O’Hara beat Charro Aztec in a 2 of 3 falls match
Harry Smith vs. Johnny Bence

4/3/56 Eau Gallie, FL @ Civic Center
5-girl battle royal including Carmen Garcia, Libby Gonzales, Rita Gomez, Mars Bennett and Belle Drummond
Gino Garibaldi vs. Eduardo Perez
Girls tag match

4/4/56 St. Petersburg, FL @ North Worth Gable Armory
Joe Louis beat Shag Thomas(sub for Jim Mitchell)
Buddy Rogers beat Gino Garibaldi in a 2 of 3 falls match
Harry Smith draw Bob Langevin

4/4/56 Fort Pierce, FL @ St. Lucie County Armory
Judy Glover vs. Bonnie Watson
Whitey Whittler vs. Eduardo Perez
Dick Steinborn vs. Charro Azteca

4/6/56 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Joe Louis vs. Charro Azteca
Buddy Rogers beat Billy Raborn via pinfall in a 2 of 3 falls match
Rita Gomez vs. Judy Glover in a 2 of 3 falls match

4/9/56 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Don Eagle beat Charro Azteca
Judy Glover beat Sylvia Torres
Whitey Whittler beat Dick Steinborn

4/9/56 Orlando, FL @ American Legion Arena
5-girl battle royal including Bonnie Watson, Mars Bennett, Libby Gonzales, Carmen Garcia and Belle Drummond
Ali Baba vs. Harry Smith in a 2 of 3 falls match
Don Whittler vs. Doran O’Hara
Plus 2 other matches

4/10/56 Lake Worth, FL @ American Legion Arena
Don Eagle vs. Whitey Whittler
Carmen Garcia vs. Mars Bennett
Bob Langevin vs. Chuck Benson

4/10/56 Fort Myers, FL @ National Guard Armory
Rita Gomez & Bonnie Watson vs. Belle Drummond & Judy Glover in a 2 of 3 falls match
Charro Aztec vs. Doran O’Hara in a 2 of 3 falls match
Billy Raborn vs. Eduardo Perez

4/11/56 St. Petersburg, FL @ North Worth Gable Armory
Don Eagle beat Dick Steinborn in a 2 of 3 falls match
Judy Glover beat Bonnie Watson to win 5-woman battle royal that also included Maria Gonzalez, Belle Drummond and Mars Bennett

4/13/56 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
7-girl battle royal including Carmen Garcia, Bonnie Watson, Rita Gomez, Mars Bennett, Libby Gonzales, Belle Drummond and Judy Glover
Bob Langevin vs. Gino Garibaldi in a 2 of 3 falls match
Plus other matches

4/16/56 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Carol Cook beat Mary Jane Mull to win 6-girl battle royal
Libby Gonzalez beat Carmen Garcia
Judy Glover draw Sylvia Torres
Billy Two Rivers beat Whitey Whittler
Note: The April 16th show marked the end of the Spring wrestling series.  No shows until the Summer series begins on Tuesday, June 18, 1956.

4/16/56 Orlando, FL @ American Legion Arena
Ali Baba & Johnny Bence vs. Dick Steinborn & Harry Smith in a 2 of 3 falls match
Gino Garibaldi vs. Bob Langevin
Don Whittler vs. Jim Coffield

4/17/56 Lake Worth, FL @ American Legion Arena
Carol Cook & Carmen Garcia vs. Rita Gomez & Libby Gonzales
Whitey Whittler vs. Doran O’Hara

4/17/56 Fort Myers, FL @ National Guard Armory
Harry Smith & Judy Glover vs. Eduardo Perez & Mary Jane Mull in a 2 of 3 falls match
Charro Aztec vs. Ali Baba in a 2 of 3 falls match
Dick Steinborn vs. Billy Two Rivers

4/18/56 St. Petersburg, FL @ North Worth Gable Armory
Maria Gonzales, Mary Jane Mull & Sylvia Torres beat Carol Cook, Carman Garcia & Judy Glover in a 2 of 3 falls match
Charro Azteca beat Bob Langevin in a 2 of 3 falls match
Harry Smith draw Gino Garibaldi(30:00)

4/19/56 Havana, Cuba
Buddy Rogers vs. Bob Langevin

4/21/56 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium(Special Saturday Card)
Joe Louis vs. Bob Langevin in a 2 of 3 falls match
Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Bence in a 2 of 3 falls match
Mary Jane Mull vs. Carol Cook

4/23/56 Orlando, FL @ American Legion Arena
Gino Garibaldi & Harry Smith beat Whitey Whittler(sub for Don Whittler) & Johnny Bence in a 2 of 3 falls match
Carol Cook & Mary Jane Mull won a girls battle royal
Gino Garibaldi & Carol Cook beat Johnny Bence & Mary Jane Mull in a 2 of 3 falls match

4/24/56 Fort Myers, FL @ National Guard Armory
5-girl battle royal including Mary Jane Mull, Maria Gonzalez, Carol Cook, Carman Garcia & Judy Glover
Harry Smith vs. Charro Aztec
Plus 2 other matches

4/25/56 St. Petersburg, FL @ North Worth Gable Armory
Billy Raborn & Carol Cook beat Johnny Bence & Mary Jane Mull in a 2 of 3 falls match
Harry Smith beat Charro Azteca in a 2 of 3 falls match
Whitey Whittler draw Ali Baba
Note:  Last Card in St. Petersburg until June

5/26/56 Lake Wales, FL @ Legion Field(American Legion Festival)
2 matches

6/18/56 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Buddy Rogers beat Harry Smith
Chuck Benson beat Whitey Whittler by DQ
Don Whittler beat Bennie Matta

6/19/56 Fort Myers, FL @ National Guard Armory
Buddy Rogers vs. Whitey Whittler in a 2 of 3 falls match
Harry Smith vs. Don Whittler
Bennie Matta vs. Chuck Benson

6/20/56 St. Petersburg, FL @ North Worth Gable Armory
Buddy Rogers beat Whitey Whittler
Harry Smith draw Don Whittler(45:00) in a 2 of 3 falls match
Bennie Matta draw Chuck Benson(30:00)

6/21/56 Jacksonville, FL
Buddy Rogers beat Don Whittler

6/25/56 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Whitey Whittler & Red Vagnone beat Chuck Benson & Harry Smith
Jean Wright beat Dot Dotson
Bennie Matta beat Bob DeMarce by DQ

6/27/56 St. Petersburg, FL @ North Worth Gable Armory
Jean Wright(sub for Dot Dotson) beat China Mira in a 2 of 3 falls match
Don Whittler draw Bob DeMarce(45:00) in a 2 of 3 falls match
Whitey Whittler beat Chris Zaharias

6/29/56 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Red Vagnone & Harry Smith vs. Whitey Whittler & Don Whittler in a 2 of 3 falls match
Dot Dotson vs. China Mira in a 2 of 3 falls match
Benny Matta vs. Jack Laskin

Last edited on Sun Mar 18th, 2018 12:40 am by dbaker3179



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