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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Abe Rothberg; Al Getz (01); Ali Baba (01);
Babe Zaharias; Baron Von Hoffman; Bill Collins; Bill Lee; Bill Metzger; Bob Anderson (01); Bobbie DeWitt; Bobby Chick; Buck Lawson;
Bull Montana; Bulldog Mallory; Charles Rentrop; Chief Chewacki (01); Chief Saunooke; Chin Lee (01); Chippewa Charlie; Clara
Mortensen; Cleve Roby; Cowboy Luttrall; Dan O’Connor; Dick Lever; Dolly Dalton; Don Rainey; Dorv Roche; Eddie Elzea; Elmer
Guthrie; Everett Marshall; Farmer Mack; Frank Bettis; Frank Brown; Frank Speer; George Hagen; the Green Dragon; Ivan Evkovich; Jack
Bloomfield; Jack McAdams; Jack Warner; Joan Rogers; Joe Ferona; John Dameron; John Mauldin; Juan Humberto; King Kong Kashey;
Leon Fuller; Lou Plummer; Lou Thesz; Louis Bacigalupi; Lucy Murphy; Mike Cassidy; Mike Nazarian; Otto Kuss; Paddy Nolan; Pete
Nenoff; Petro Rossi; Red Dugan; Red Smith; Roland Kirchmeyer; Roy Graham; Sammy Miller; Speedy Lawrence; Stan Mayslack; Tarzan
Jordan; Ted Taylor; Teddy Betts; Tiny Ruff; Tony Papalino; Walter Podolak; Wayne Coleman; Whitey Hewitt; Whitey Patterson; Young
Gotch; Young Londos.

April 1, 1937 (Thursday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Ted Taylor versus the Green Dragon > Mike
Nazarian versus Speedy Lawrence / Notes: It was reported that the matches on this card were part of a tournament to determine a
challenger to face Bobby Chick for the World Light Heavyweight Title.

April 2, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Northside Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Don Rainey versus Paddy Nolan
> Sammy Miller versus Young Londos > John Mauldin versus Chin Lee (01)

April 5, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Spring Street Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus
Teddy Betts > Chin Lee (01) versus Young Londos > Mike Cassidy versus Tarzan Jordan

April 9, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief
Saunooke versus George Hagen ended in a no contest > Lou Thesz over Frank Brown > Ali Baba (01) over Dorv Roche by disqualification

April 9, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Northside Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Young
Londos, Tarzan Jordan, Mike Cassidy, Tony Papalino, Farmer Mack, and Chin Lee (01) / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result
for the battle royal.

April 12, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Spring Street Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Chin
Lee (01) > Tony Papalino versus Farmer Mack > Mike Cassidy versus Young Londos

April 16, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Evkovich
over Roy Graham > Frank Speer over Al Getz (01) > Lou Thesz over Bill Lee / Notes: Speer substituted for Lou Plummer in the match
against Getz.

April 16, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Northside Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus Bull
Montana > Chin Lee (01) versus Young Londos > Buck Lawson versus Farmer Mack

April 19, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Spring Street Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > King Kong Kashey over
Young Londos > Jack McAdams versus Farmer Mack > Mike Cassidy versus Buck Lawson

April 23, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Graham
over Stan Mayslack > Ivan Evkovich over Jack Warner > Lou Thesz over Bill Lee by disqualification

April 23, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Northside Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus Mike
Cassidy > Buck Lawson versus King Kong Kashey > Jack McAdams versus Young Londos

April 26, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Spring Street Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack McAdams versus
Sammy Miller > Buck Lawson and Young Londos went to a draw > John Mauldin versus King Kong Kashey

April 30, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Lee and
Juan Humberto went to a draw > Women’s World Title Match: Clara Mortensen* over Lucy Murphy to retain the title > Lou Thesz over
Otto Kuss / Notes: Mortensen had been the reigning Women’s World Champion since she went over Mildred Burke in Chattanooga,
TN, on February 11, 1937.

April 30, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Northside Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Buck
Lawson > Jack McAdams versus Young Londos > Eddie Elzea versus King Kong Kashey

May 3, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus Sammy Miller >
Mike Cassidy versus Eddie Elzea > John Mauldin versus Buck Lawson

May 5, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Chief Saunooke over Elmer Guthrie > Otto Kuss and Abe Rothberg went to a draw > Lou Thesz over Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification

May 10, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Dugan over John Dameron by
countout > Tony Papalino over Paddy Nolan by disqualification > Buck Lawson over Don Rainey > Eddie Elzea over Jack McAdams /
Notes: For unknown reasons, the wrestlers staged a sit-down strike before the matches, until the Athletic Commission warned them to
wrestle.

May 13, 1937 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Babe Zaharias over Pete Nenoff > Dorv Roche over Abe Rothberg > Cowboy Luttrall over Chief Chewacki (01) by disqualification

May 17, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Don Rainey versus John Dameron
> Joe Ferona over Buck Lawson > Jack Bloomfield versus Paddy Nolan ended in a double countout > Tarzan Jordan over Eddie Elzea by
disqualification

May 19, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Walter Podolak and Abe Rothberg went to a draw > Juan Humberto over Whitey Hewitt > Chief Chewacki (01) over Cowboy Luttrall two
falls to none / Notes: Hewitt substituted for Louis Bacigalupi in the match against Humberto.

May 20, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Leon Fuller versus Red
Dugan > John Dameron versus Joe Ferona > John Mauldin versus Chippewa Charlie > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan
Jordan* versus Buck Lawson / Notes: Jordan had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he went over Bill
Collins on March 1, 1937, in Atlanta.

May 21, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Red
Dugan > Eddie Elzea versus Buck Lawson > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Jordan* versus Joe Ferona / Notes: Jordan
had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he went over Bill Collins on March 1, 1937, in Atlanta.

May 24, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Don Rainey versus Joe Ferona >
Jack Bloomfield over Paddy Nolan > Women’s Match: Joan Rogers over Bobbie DeWitt

May 26, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Bill Lee versus Cowboy Luttrall ended in a no contest > Dorv Roche and Dick Lever went to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match:
Everett Marshall* over Chief Chewacki (01) to retain the title / Notes: Charles Rentrop was the special referee for the Marshall-Chewacki
match. Marshall had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he went over Ali Baba in Columbus, OH, on June 26,
1936. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

May 27, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Chippewa Charlie versus
Young Gotch > Red Smith versus Bulldog Mallory > Joe Ferona versus Eddie Elzea

May 28, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Wayne Coleman versus
Chippewa Charlie > Don Rainey versus Bulldog Mallory > Joe Ferona versus Paddy Nolan

May 31, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Bulldog Mallory >
Jack Bloomfield versus Don Rainey > John Mauldin versus Paddy Nolan

June 3, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Eddie Elzea versus Red
Smith > John Mauldin versus Joe Ferona > Women’s Southeastern Title Match: Dolly Dalton* versus Joan Rogers / Notes: The origin
of the Women’s Southeastern Title is unclear to us at this time.

June 4, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Leon Fuller versus Whitey
Patterson > Don Rainey versus Paddy Nolan > Jack Bloomfield versus Buck Lawson

June 7, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Jack Bloomfield
> Buck Lawson versus Red Smith > Don Rainey versus Paddy Nolan

June 9, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Pete Nenoff over Tiny Ruff > Juan Humberto over Abe Rothberg > Dorv Roche over Dan O’Connor / Notes: Ruff replaced Oâ
€™Connor in the match against Nenoff, as O’Connor substituted for Lou Thesz in the match against Roche. Thesz was unable to
make the trip to Atlanta because he was home with his wife, who was ill, in St. Louis.

June 10, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Smith versus Paddy
Nolan > Don Rainey versus Bulldog Mallory > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* versus Joe Ferona / Notes: It is
unclear as to how Lawson came to be recognized as Southern Light Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Tarzan
Jordan defending the title against Ferona on May 21, 1937, in Atlanta.

June 11, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Eddie Elzea versus Jack
Bloomfield > Buck Lawson versus Petro Rossi > Women’s Match: Dolly Dalton versus Joan Rogers

June 14, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Smith versus Bulldog Mallory
> Jack Bloomfield versus Joe Ferona > Paddy Nolan versus Petro Rossi

June 17, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Eddie Elzea versus
Paddy Nolan > Don Rainey and Buck Lawson went to a draw at 60:00 > Joe Ferona versus John Mauldin

June 18, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Baron Von
Hoffman > Bill Collins versus Buck Lawson > Petro Rossi over John Mauldin by countout

June 21, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Bulldog Mallory
> Don Rainey versus Baron Von Hoffman > Jack Bloomfield versus Petro Rossi

June 23, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Juan Humberto over Pete Nenoff at 11:00 > Juan Humberto and Roland Kirchmeyer went to a draw at 60:00 > Dan O’Connor over
Cowboy Luttrall two falls to none

June 23, 1937 (Wednesday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bob Anderson (01)
versus Joe Ferona > Don Rainey versus Jack Bloomfield > Petro Rossi versus Baron Von Hoffman

June 25, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Paddy
Nolan > Boxing Match: Bill Collins versus Buck Lawson > Chicken Wire Cage Match: Jack Bloomfield versus Petro Rossi

June 30, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Roland Kirchmeyer over Dick Lever > Cowboy Luttrall over Juan Humberto > Dorv Roche and Dan O’Connor went to a draw at 90:00

June 30, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bulldog Mallory versus Baron
Von Hoffman > Joe Ferona versus Red Smith > Eddie Elzea versus Jack Bloomfield