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DaClyde
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An advertisement in the aAugust 8, 1935, South Pittsburg Hustler, announced the first pro wrestling card to be held in the town in who knows how long (ever?). Not sure exactly how long it ran, yet, but I know they ran at least from August 1935-July 1936. This was a sort of intersection between the Roy Welch's growing Tennessee territory and Chris Jordan's Alabama territory, as it was almost all the same talent. Opening South Pittsburg gave the boys a new stop between Gadsden (or Huntsville), Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

South Pittsburg, Tennessee, is just north of the Alabama/Tennessee border, about 30 miles west of Chattanooga, on the Tennessee River. The matchmaker was listed as Dr. Joe W. Kirkpatrick. The shows were held in a newly build wrestling arena in the Ingersoll Building on Cedar Street.

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, August 10, 1935
(American Legion Arena, Ingersoll Bldg) ... Dutch Kennedy (sub for Verne Clark) beat Ernie Webb (34:00, 2-1) ... Pete Baltran beat Mystery Mike (31:00, 2-1)

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, August 17, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Dutch Kennedy vs Verne Clark ... Tommy O'Toole vs Pete Baltran

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, August 24, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Joe Gunther vs Frank Clemons ... Dickie Gerber vs George Bennett

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, August 31, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Dickie Gerber vs George Hortay ... Gayle Byrd vs George Bennett

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, September 7, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Eddie Baker beat Schoolboy Knox ... George Ligosky beat Jimmy Groves ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, September 14, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Eddie Baker beat Jimmy Groves ... Mike Meroney vs Charlie Tomczak ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, September 21, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... World Middleweight Champion Gus Kallio drew Roy Welch (60:00, 1-1) ... The Black Dragon beat Eddie Baker via dq ... George Ligosky beat Jimmie Lewis ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, September 28, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Roy Welch vs Charlie Tomczak ... Eddie Baker vs The Yellow Jacket ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, October 5, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... No Time Limit, Nothing Barred: Roy Welch beat Eddie Baker ... The Yellow Jacket vs Tex Barnett ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, October 12, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Roy Welch beat Joe Duggan (2-1) ... Johnny Stote beat Freddie Knichel (2-1) ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, October 19, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Eddie Baker vs Joe Duggan ... Lon Chaney beat Tex Barnett ... Referee: Leon (Jack) Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, October 26, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Lon Chaney beat Roy Welch ... Freddie Knichel vs Johnny Stote ... Referee: Leon (Jack) Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, November 2, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Eddie Baker beat Lon Chaney ... (Mask vs Mask) The Yellow Jacket beat The Black Dragon (Jimmy Benny) ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, November 9, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... (Return Match) Lon Chaney vs Eddie Baker ... Johnny Stote vs Floyd Byrd ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, November 16, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Roy Welch beat Eddie Baker

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, November 23, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Lefty Williams beat The Yellow Jacket (2-0) ... Tex Barnett beat Count Petro Rossi via dq ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, November 30, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Lefty Williams vs George Steel ... Count Petro Rossi vs Ray Meyers ... Referee: Jack Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, December 7, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... (No time limit, no dq) Count Pietro Rossi vs Ray Meyers ... Jim Parker vs Lefty Williams ... Referee: Leon (Jack) Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, December 14, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... Smoky Joe Woods vs Roy Welch ... Freddie Knichel vs Ray Meyers ... Referee: Leon (Jack) Hamilton

South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Saturday, December 21, 1935
(American Legion Arena) ... (Return Match) Roy Welch vs Smoky Joe Woods ... Lefty Williams vs Eddie Baker ... Referee: Leon (Jack) Hamilton