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HOMEWOOD, ALABAMA 1932 (From the Birmingham News)

The Homewood American Legion announced in the Birmingham News, on April 3rd, that they would begin a new season of wrestling on Tuesday nights, with Chris Jordan promoting.

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 5 April 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Ed Kenthe beat Chief Chacoma (2-0) ... John Felix beat Joe Gunther

(2-0) ... Chacoma was married Miss Lillian Ferguson before his match. This was Chris Jordan's first show as the promoter for the American Legion there.

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 12 April 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat George Harben (19:30, 2-0) ... Freddie Knichel beat Ed Kenthe (2-1)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 19 April 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Gunther beat Bad Bill Edwards (2-1, 3rd fall DQ) ... Don Cortez beat Doc Burns (2-0) ... Referee: Kid Lott

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 26 April 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Kid Lott (, 2-1) ... Henri Clausen beat Freddie Knichel (26:30, 2-1)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 3 May 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Jack Domar vs Roy Anderson ... Pete Marelia vs Bad Bill Edwards

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 10 May 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Fritz Crane beat Scotty Dawkins (30:00, 2-1) ... Pete Marelia beat Frank Lamar (15:30, 2-0)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 17 May 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Gunther vs Joe Fisher ... Fritz Crane vs Tom Malloy

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 24 May 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Wildcat Pete beat Doc Burns (2-1) ... Sailor Dunkle drew Freddie Knichel (60:00, 1-1)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 31 May 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Jack Vincent vs Cy Perkins ... Gayle Byrd vs Chief Chacoma

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 7 June 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Gunther drew Mike Reid (60:00, 1-1) ... Gayle Byrd beat Sailor Dunkle (2-1)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 14 June 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Don Moore beat Bennie Wilson (2-1, 3rd fall DQ, riot) ... Jim Headrick beat Hank Calvin (2-0) ... Referee: Max Scolder

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 21 June 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Don Moore beat Chief Chacoma (2-1) ... Gayle Byrd beat AL Fields (2-1) ... Referee: Kid Lott

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 28 June 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Freddie Knichel beat Tony Lyle (2-1) ... Kid Lott drew Lon Chaney (60:00, 1-1)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 05 July 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... rained out, rescheduled for Wednesday

Homewood, AL: Wednesday, 06 July 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Leo Donoghue vs Buck Lawson ... Gayle Byrd vs Tony Lyle


Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 12 July 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Gunther beat Roy Allen (23:30, 2-0) ... Kid Lott beat Fred Lassiter (sub for Lon Chaney) (2-1, 3rd fall COR)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 19 July 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Scotty Williams vs Gayle Byrd ... Leo Donoghue vs Dale Haddock

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 26 July 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... John Felix vs Buck Lawson ... Bill Romanoff vs Roy Allen

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 2 August 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Gunther vs Mike Shaven ... Kid Lott vs John Mauldin

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 9 August 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... John Felix beat Dale Haddock (2-1) ... Freddie Knichel beat Bulldog Mallory (2-1, 3rd fall forfeit)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 16 August 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Gunther vs Buck Lawson ... Fred Lassiter vs Lon Chaney

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 23 August 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Blacksmith Pedigo beat Bulldog Mallory (2-0) ... Lon Chaney beat Jack Hollenbeck ... Referee: Max Scholder

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 30 August 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Freddie Knichel beat Dale Haddock (2-1) ... Joe Dillman beat Scroggy Higgins (2-1)

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 6 September 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Lon Chaney vs Kid Lott ... Billy Londos vs Fred Lassiter

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 13 September 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Blacksmith Pedigo vs Dale Haddock ... John Felix vs Ray Banks

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 20 September 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Chief Buffalo vs Tony Lyle ... Leo Donoghue vs Bulldog Mallory

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 27 September 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Gunther vs John Felix ... Tiger Kelly vs Fritz Crane

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 4 October 1932
(Outdoor Arena) ... Freddie Knichel vs Bob Steinsmith ... Ken Hollis vs Eli Lux

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 11 October 1932
(Homewood Theater) ... Joe Gunther vs Billy Londos ... Bob Wolfe vs Lon Chaney

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 18 October 1932
(Homewood Theater) ... Gus Johnson vs Jack Hagan ... Lon Chaney vs Ernest Kelly

Homewood, AL: Tuesday, 25 October 1932
(Homewood Theater) ... Leo Donoghue vs Ugo Pogi ... Freddie Knichel vs Waino Ketonen

Homewood, AL: Wednesday, 2 November 1932
(Homewood Theater) ... Kid Lott vs Rex Mobley ... John Felix vs Jack Sherry

Homewood, AL: Wednesday, 9 November 1932
(Homewood Theater) ... Gayle Byrd vs Charlie Harbo ... Jimmy Demos vs Jack Travis

Homewood, AL: Wednesday, 16 November 1932
(Homewood Theater) ... Buck Lawson vs Jack Sherry ... Rex Mobley vs Mike Meroney

Homewood, AL: Wednesday, 23 November 1932
(Homewood Theater) ... Freddie Knichel vs Billy Demos ... Olie Olson vs Mike Meroney

Homewood, AL: Wednesday, 2 December 1932
(Homewood Theater) ... Charity show to support the local Community Chest. This was to be a mixed boxing/wrestling show, but no card was announced.

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TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA 1932 (From the Tuscaloosa News)

In late 1931 to early 1932, wrestling was only promoted sporadically, usually as part of mixed cards paired with both pro and amateur boxing and the occasional amateur wrestling match, often with participants from the University of Alabama. Chris Jordan began providing talent for Tuscaloosa in March of 1932, but due to cold weather regular shows would not start until March 31st. From mid-June to the end of September, only straight boxing cards were held.

Maynor Field was the original airport serving Tuscaloosa, starting in 1929. Hargrove Van de Graaff owned the land adjacent to Maynor Field, where the newer, larger airport would be built.

Tuscaloosa, AL: Friday, 12 February 1932
Promoter: Walter Bertels
(Maynor Field) … Henry Patrick beat Ben Smith (24:00, 2-0) … Bert Richardson beat Bob Burdin (6:00) ... The show also featured three boxing matches

Tuscaloosa, AL: Thursday, 31 March 1932
Promoter: Walter Bertels
(Maynor Field) … Freddie Knichel drew Chief Chacoma (30:00, 1-1) … Henry Patrick drew Ben Smith (15:00) … Referee: Henry Patrick (main event) … This mixed card featured 8 boxing matches and four wrestling matches

Tuscaloosa, AL: Wednesday, 20 April 1932
(Maynor Field) … Freddie Knichel beat Bad Bill Edwards (13:00, 2-1) … Joe Gunther beat Doc Burns (2-1) … Referee: Henry Patrick

Tuscaloosa, AL: Wednesday, 27 April 1932
(Maynor Field) … Joe Dillman beat Bearcat Jones (19:00, 2-0) … Kid Lott beat George harven (2-1) … Henry Patrick drew Charlie Whitmore (20:00) via tld

Tuscaloosa, AL: Thursday, 05 May 1932
(Maynor Field) … Pete Marella beat Henri Clausen (2-1) … Joe Gunther beat Henry Patrick (7:30, 2-0)

Tuscaloosa, AL: Thursday, 12 May 1932
(Maynor Field) … Joe Dillman beat Roy Anderson (2-1) … Tom Malloy beat Charlie Whitmore (23:00, 2-0) …

Tuscaloosa, AL: Friday, 20 May 1932
(Maynor Field) … Rained out … Joe Gunther, who was scheduled to appear, was able to make it to Fairfield in time to appear in the main event on the card there against Sailor Dunkle

Tuscaloosa, AL: Thursday, 26 May 1932
Promoter: Walter Bertels
(Maynor Field) … Rained out

Tuscaloosa, AL: Thursday, 02 June 1932
Promoter: Walter Bertels
(Maynor Field) … Mixed boxing & wrestling show (3 boxing matches, 2 wrestling matches) … Henry Patrick beat Art Nareff (23:00, 2-0) … Norman Bolden beat Lem Shelton (10:00, 2-1)

Tuscaloosa, AL: Thursday, 09 June 1932
Promoter: Walter Bertels
(Maynor Field) … Mixed boxing & wrestling show (6 boxing matches, 1 wrestling match) …
Henry Patrick beat Buddy Brown (8:00)

Tuscaloosa, AL: Friday, 17 June 1932
Promoter: Walter Bertels
(Maynor Field) … Mixed boxing & wrestling show (5 boxing matches, 2 wrestling matches) … Henry Patrick beat Ben Smith (2-1) … Two “Hardin youngsters” wrestled to a 10 minute draw

Tuscaloosa, AL: Tuesday, 04 October 1932
Promoter: Hargrove Van de Graaff
(Maynor Field) … Al Stecher beat Rough House Hagen (29:00, 2-0) … Joe Gunther beat Billy Londos (29:45, 2-1) …

Tuscaloosa, AL: Tuesday, 11 October 1932
Promoter: Hargrove Van de Graaff
(Maynor Field) … Waino Ketonen beat Leo Donoghue (14:30, 2-0) … Gus Kallio beat Bill Romanoff (26:00, 2-0)

Tuscaloosa, AL: Tuesday, 18 October 1932
Promoter: Hargrove Van de Graaff
(Maynor Field) … Eli Lux vs Rex Mobley (2 hour time limit, 2/3 falls) ... John Felix vs Freddie Knichel (1 hour time limit, 2/3 falls) … no results or cancellation found

Tuscaloosa, AL: Tuesday, 25 October 1932
Promoter: Hargrove Van de Graaff
(Maynor Field) … Gus Johnson beat Eli Lux (7:40, 2-0) … Stanley Buersch beat Cliff Edwards (21:00, 2-0)

Tuscaloosa, AL: Tuesday, 01 November 1932
Promoter: Hargrove Van de Graaff
(Maynor Field) … Kid Lott beat Gus Johnson (sub for Al Stecher) (2-1) … Leo Donoghue beat John Felix (2-0, 2nd fall DQ) … This was the last wrestling show of the year, the promoters citing poor attendance

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SHEFFIELD, ALABAMA 1932 (From the Florence Times)

The American Legion announced on September 27th that arrangements had been made for wrestling matches to be held under the promotion of Chris Jordan. The first bouts were scheduled for October 6th.

"The James R. Crowe post has made arrangements for the use of the building formerly occupied by Maddox garage, First street and Columbia avenue, and seats are now being installed to handle a crowd of 1,200 or more persons, it is revealed."

Sheffield: Thursday, 06 October 1932
Attendance: 1050
(Legion Hall) ... Rough-House Hagan beat John Felix (51:00, 2-1) ... Joe Gunther beat Bulldog Mallory (36:00, 2-1) ... Boxing Match: The Gold Dust Twins ... Referees: Bill Hoskins (wrestling), Dewey Robbins (boxing, and timekeeper for the wrestling matches)

Sheffield: Thursday, 13 October 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Freddie Knichel beat Rough-House Hagan (2-1, 3rd fall DQ) ... Rex Mobley beat Bob Wolfe (2-0) ... Referee: Bill Hoskins

Sheffield: Thursday, 20 October 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Al Stecher beat Eli Lux (29:00, 2-0) ... Rex Mobley beat Lon Chaney (37:00, 2-1) ... Referee: Bill Hoskins

Sheffield: Thursday, 27 October 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Rex Mobley beat Mike Meroney (23:00, 2-1) ... Billy Londos drew Joe Gunther (60:00, 1-1)

Sheffield: Thursday, 03 November 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Joe Dillman drew Kid Lott (60:00, 1-1) ... Stanley Buersch beat Bill Travis (sub for Cliff Davis) (2-0) ... Announcer: Max Levinson

Sheffield: Thursday, 10 November 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Billy Londos beat Ugo Pogi (41:30, 2-1) ... Johnny Carlin beat Dutch Green (33:00, 2-1) ... Referee: Bill Hoskins

Sheffield: Thursday, 17 November 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Gayle Byrd beat Jack Sherry (27:00, 2-0) ... Rex Mobley beat Dutch Green (sub for Johnny Carlin) (2-1, 3rd fall DQ) ... Referee: Bill Hoskins

Sheffield: Thursday, 24 November 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Joe Gunther beat Billy Londos (35:30, 2-1) ... Jimmie DeSalvo beat Tiger Kelly (41:00, 2-1) ... DeSalvo and Kelly were subs for Joe Dillman and Al Stecher

Sheffield: Thursday, 01 December 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Jimmie Demos beat Buck Lawson (36:00, 2-1) ... Joe Dillman beat Dutch Green (20:00, 2-0) ... Referee: Jimmie DeSalvo ... Announcer: Max Levinson ... Timekeeper: D.R. Robbins

Sheffield: Thursday, 08 December 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Tiger Kelly beat Mike Meroney (29:00, 2-0) ... Freddie Knichel beat Billy Londos (2-1) ... Referee: Bob Kent ... Announcer: Max Levinson

Sheffield: Thursday, 15 December 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Joe Gunther beat Bull Smith (23:00, 2-0) ... Fritz Crane beat Tiger Kelly (27:00, 2-1) ... Referee: Bill Hoskins

Sheffield: Thursday, 22 December 1932
(Legion Hall) ... Jimmie Demos beat Dale Haddock (27:30, 2-0) ... Al Stecher beat Dutch Green (44:00, 2-1, 3rd fall COR) ... Referee: Dewey Robbins ... Announcer: Roy T. Kelly

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HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 1932 (From the Huntsville Times)

With the relative success in Decatur, the American Legion announced their intent to sponsor wrestling in Huntsville beginning on the 25rd of August, with Chris Jordan promoting. Prior to this, the Huntsville Times had been covering the shows in Decatur. The initial events were held at The Punch Bowl, which was an outdoor boxing ring near downtown Huntsville, in what is now Big Spring Park.

Huntsville: Thursday, 25 August 1932
(The Punch Bowl) … Cecil “Blacksmith” Pedigo beat Freddie Knichel (39:32, 2-1) … Lon Chaney beat Fred Lassiter (sub for Buck Lawson) (32:47, 2-1)

Huntsville: Thursday, 01 September 1932
(The Punch Bowl) … Lon Chaney beat Farmer Grove (32:30, 2-1) ... Joe Gunther beat Bulldog Mallory (43:00, 2-0)

Huntsville: Friday, 09 September 1932
(The Punch Bowl) ... Scotty Williams beat John Felix (21:25, 2-1) … Roy Banks beat John Mallory (DQ) ... Banks and Mallory subbed for Joe Dillman and Jack Hollenbeck ... Referee: Bill Hoskins

Huntsville: Friday, 16 September 1932
(The Punch Bowl) ... Chief Buffalo beat Tony Lyle ... Buffalo and Lyle subbed for Kid Lott and Ken Hollis... Dale Haddock beat Roy Allen (2-1) ... This was the last show of the year for Huntsville. The Times reported in poor attendance after two straight shows of substitutions and lackluster matches.

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ANNISTON, ALABAMA 1932 (From the Anniston Star)

An article in the March 9th Anniston Star announced the return of wrestling to Anniston, sponsored by the American Legion, and hosted at the Anniston Athletic Club on 14th Street and Wilmer Avenue, following the success of several weeks of boxing card, according to local promoter, E. K. Tyler. Chris Jordan, of Birmingham, would be helping supply talent for the shows, beginning on Monday, March 14th.

This would be the first regularly scheduled wrestling shows held in Anniston since 1921.

Anniston, AL: Monday, 14 March 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Freddie Knichel beat Joe Gunther (51:00, 2-1) ... Sammy Miller beat Bulldog Mallory (51:00, 2-1) ... Referees: Pete Apostoles (main event), Ray Kettles (preliminary)

Anniston, AL: Monday, 21 March 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Sammy Miller beat Mike Chacoma (31:00, 2-1, 3rd fall DQ) … Kid Lott beat Bearcat Jones (26:30, 2-0) … Roy Kettles drew Walter Hedrick … Referee: Pete Apostoles

Anniston, AL: Monday, 28 March 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... John Felix beat Freddie Knichel (28:15, 2-1) … Joe Gunther beat Bulldog Mallory (2-1) … Referee: Pete Apostoles

Anniston, AL: Monday, 4 April 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Joe Dillman beat Tom Malloy (sub for Kid Lott) (24:40, 2-1) … Ed Kanthe beat Doc Burns (33:45, 2-1, 3rd fall DQ) … referee: Joe Gunther … For some reason, Joe Dillman was always referred to as Joe Dalman in Anniston in 1932.

Anniston, AL: Monday, 11 April 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Joe Dillman beat Big Boy taylor (15:45, 2-0) … Joe Gunther drew Mike Chacoma (60:00, 1-1)

Anniston, AL: Monday, 18 April 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Freddie Knichel beat Doc Burns (30:34, 2-1) … Don Cortez beat Jack Sutherland (sub for Tago Saro) (33:15, 2-1)

Anniston, AL: Monday, 25 April 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) … Joe Dillman beat Jack Freeman () … Joe Gunther drew Henry Claussen (60:00, 1-1)

Anniston, AL: Monday, 2 May 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Pete Marella beat Baldy Whitmore (27:20, 2-0) … 4-Round Boxing Match: Eddie Tipton beat Bobby Epps (4th round TKO) … Johnny Carlin beat Roy Anderson (32:15, 2-1)

Anniston, AL: Monday, 9 May 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Joe Gunther beat Joe Fisher (40:05, 2-1) … 4-Round Boxing Match: Eddie Tipton beat Red Crawford (decision) … Henry Claussen beat Pete Lamar (27:15, 2-1) …

Anniston, AL: Monday, 16 May 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Joe Dillman beat Fritz Crane (26:40, 2-1) … Scotty Dawkins beat Tom Malloy (24:05, 2-0) … 4-Round Boxing Match: Eddie Tipton beat Red Crawford (decision)

Anniston, AL: Monday, 23 May 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Joe Dillman beat Scotty Dawkins (21:45, 2-1) … 4-Round Boxing Match: Eddie Tipton drew Jesse Mabry … Joe Gunther drew Sailor Dunklin (60:00, 1-1)

Anniston, AL: Monday, 30 May 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Mike Chacoma beat Doc Burns (26:50, 2-1) … Gayle Byrd beat Wild Cat Pete (20:15, 2-0) …

Anniston, AL: Monday, 06 June 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Gayle Byrd beat Mike Chacoma (2-1, 3rd fall DQ, riot) … Joe Gunther drew Mike Reed (60:00, 1-1) … The American Legion announced there would be no further wrestling matches due to “inadequate police protection and a lack of financial response from the city” unless arrangements were made to control the vandalism. Rocks were thrown through windows in the building in the riot following the main event, as Chacoma was escorted from the building by police.

Anniston, AL: Monday, 20 June 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) … John Felix beat Mike Chacoma (34:10, 2-1) … Don Moore beat Jack Purdin (36:00, 2-1) … Referee: Joe Dillman

Anniston, AL: Monday, 04 July 1932
(Anniston Athletic Club) ... Kid Lott beat Lon Chaney (27:50, 2-1) … Gayle Byrd drew Leo Donoghue (60:00, 1-1) … Two boxing matches opened the card

After this, Anniston just went back to holding boxing cards. Wrestling would not return to Anniston until September 1934.

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