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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Abe Friedman; Al Caddell; Alan Eustace;
Babe Zaharias; Bad Boy Brown; Baron Von Hoffman; Betty Lee; Bib Boy; Big Boy Nelson; Bill Jeffries; Blue Sun Jennings; Bob Anderson
(01); Bob Wagner; Buck Lawson; Bulldog Mallory; Charles Rentrop; Charlie Layden; Chris Zaharias; Cleve Roby; Cowboy Luttrall; Dan Oâ
€™Connor; Dobie Osborne; Doc Poole; Dolly Dalton; Don Rainey; Dorv Roche; Dutch Wyman; Eddie Elzea; Eddie Newman; Elmer
Guthrie; Everett Marshall; Frank Bettis; Frank Remille; Frank Speer; Frankie Schroll; Gene Bowman; George Zaharias; Gladys Burnett; the
Great Gama; Gus Kallio; Horace Coulter; Jack Bloomfield; Jack Layden; Jane Blondell; Jimmy Morris; Joan Rogers; Joe Ferona; John
Dameron; John Mauldin; King Kong Kashey; Lucy Murphy; Man Mountain Dean; Mike Cassidy; Milo Steinborn; Nick Elitch; Orville Brown;
Paddy Nolan; Pancho Villa (01); Pat Newman; Pete Schuh; Petro Rossi; Red Ryan; Red Smith; Roland Kirchmeyer; Rube Wright; Sago
Hayamaka; Sam Curry; Sammy Miller; Slim Zimble; Son Almand; Strangler Lewis; Tarzan Jordan; Ted Bell; Tiger Long; Tom Cody; Tom
Mahoney; Walter Miller; Wayne Coleman; Whiskers Brown; Whitey Hewitt; Young Londos.

July 1, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Smith versus Baron
Von Hoffman > Joe Ferona versus Bulldog Mallory > Eddie Elzea versus Petro Rossi > Women’s Match: Dolly Dalton versus Joan
Rogers

July 2, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Don Rainey versus John
Dameron > John Mauldin versus Eddie Elzea > Chicken Wire Cage Match: Jack Bloomfield versus Petro Rossi

July 5, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Smith versus Baron Von
Hoffman > John Mauldin versus Jack Bloomfield > Joe Ferona versus Petro Rossi

July 7, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Bib Boy over Nick Elitch at 24:00 > Elmer Guthrie over Eddie Newman > Cowboy Luttrall over Roland Kirchmeyer two falls to one

July 8, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus
Pancho Villa (01) > Frank Remille versus Baron Von Hoffman > Tarzan Jordan versus Petro Rossi

July 9, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Pancho Villa (01) versus Baron
Von Hoffman > Joe Ferona versus Petro Rossi > Jack Bloomfield versus Tarzan Jordan

July 10, 1937 (Saturday) Notes: The Atlanta Constitution ran a story on Eddie Elzea. He had suffered a broken leg on July 4, 1937, while
racing at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta.

July 12, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Baron Von
Hoffman > Frank Remille versus Tarzan Jordan > Jack Bloomfield versus Young Londos

July 14, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Jimmy Morris versus Pete Schuh > Roland Kirchmeyer versus Big Boy Nelson > Dan O’Connor versus Cowboy Luttrall ended in a no
contest / Notes: It was reported that 2,000 were in attendance for this card.

July 15, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Wayne Coleman versus
Pancho Villa (01) > John Mauldin versus Frank Remille > Baron Von Hoffman versus Young Londos

July 16, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Baron Von
Hoffman > Joe Ferona versus Son Almand > Mike Cassidy versus Tarzan Jordan

July 19, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Frank Remille versus Bill Jeffries >
Baron Von Hoffman versus Young Londos > Mike Cassidy versus Jack Bloomfield > Joe Ferona versus Buck Lawson

July 21, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Milo Steinborn and Pete Schuh went to a draw > Roland Kirchmeyer over Frankie Schroll > Dan O’Connor over Cowboy Luttrall

July 22, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Mike Cassidy versus Bill
Jeffries > Wayne Coleman versus Tarzan Jordan > Frank Remille versus Baron Von Hoffman

July 23, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Frank Remille versus Baron
Von Hoffman > Joe Ferona versus Tarzan Jordan > NWA World Middleweight Title Match: Gus Kallio* and Buck Lawson went to a draw;
Kallio retained the title / Notes: Kallio had been recognized as the NWA World Middleweight Champion multiple times, but it is unclear at
this time how he came to be recognized during this time frame.

July 27, 1937 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Layden versus Mike Cassidy
> Bill Jeffries versus Baron Von Hoffman > Gus Kallio versus Tarzan Jordan

July 28, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Pete Schuh and Dobie Osborne went to a draw > Milo Steinborn over Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification > Dan O’Connor over Dorv
Roche

July 29, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Doc
Poole > Gus Kallio over Young Londos by countout

July 29, 1937 (Thursday) – Nashville, GA – Nashville High School Gymnasium (Tom Cody – Promoter) > Pat Newman versus Abe
Friedman > Alan Eustace versus Slim Zimble

July 30, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Ferona versus Buck
Lawson > Tarzan Jordan versus Young Londos > Jack Bloomfield versus Mike Cassidy / Notes: It was reported that Bloomfield was to
wed Gladys Burnett in the ring before his match. Cassidy said he was the best man and would prove it. The newspaper never revealed
how it came out.

August 2, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Blindfold Battle Royal featuring
Young Londos, Mike Cassidy, Bill Jeffries, Baron Von Hoffman, Jack Layden, and Doc Poole / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the
result for the battle royal.

August 4, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Cowboy Luttrall over Chris Zaharias > Orville Brown over Pete Schuh two falls to one > George Zaharias over Dan O’Connor two
falls to one / Notes: It was reported that 3,000 were in attendance for this card.

August 6, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Tarzan
Jordan > Bill Jeffries versus Jack Layden > Mike Cassidy over Young Londos by disqualification

August 7, 1937 (Saturday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Mike
Cassidy > Baron Von Hoffman versus Young Londos > Jack Layden versus Tarzan Jordan

August 9, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tarzan Jordan versus Doc Poole >
Baron Von Hoffman versus Young Londos > Bill Jeffries versus Pancho Villa (01) > Mike Cassidy versus Jack Layden

August 11, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn over Dobie Osborne > Dan O’Connor over Jimmy Morris at 27:00 two falls to none > Cowboy Luttrall over
Frank Speer at 33:00 two falls to one / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Steinborn challenged fans to lift
a 475-pound bar prior to his match and all failed. Man Mountain Dean was quoted in the Atlanta Constitution earlier in the day saying that
Strangler Lewis was on his fourth honeymoon, and was on his way to India to wrestle the Great Gama.

August 12, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Mike Cassidy versus
Pancho Villa (01) > Ted Bell over Bill Jeffries by disqualification > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* versus Tarzan
Jordan / Notes: Lawson had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since June 10, 1937.

August 13, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Layden versus Pancho
Villa (01) > Mike Cassidy versus Young Londos > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* versus Baron Von Hoffman /
Notes: Lawson had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since June 10, 1937.

August 16, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Layden versus Doc Poole >
Ted Bell versus Baron Von Hoffman > Bill Jeffries versus Young Londos

August 18, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Chris Zaharias over Gene Bowman > Dan O’Connor over Dobie Osborne > George Zaharias over Cowboy Luttrall /
Notes: Bowman substituted for Sam Curry in the match against Zaharias.

August 18, 1937 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Walter Miller over Charlie Layden two falls
to one > Young Londos over Baron Von Hoffman two falls to none / Notes: It was reported that 200 were in attendance for this card.

August 19, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Horace Coulter versus
Baron Von Hoffman > Jack Layden versus Mike Cassidy > Ted Bell versus Bill Jeffries

August 20, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Baron
Von Hoffman > Horace Coulter versus Doc Poole > Jack Layden versus Young Londos

August 24, 1937 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Mike Cassidy
> Doc Poole versus Young Londos > Ted Bell versus Jack Layden

August 25, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney over Jimmy Morris > Orville Brown and Milo Steinborn went to a draw at 60:00 > Dan O’Connor over
Cowboy Luttrall / Notes: Morris substituted for Blue Sun Jennings in the match against Mahoney.

August 25, 1937 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Charlie Layden over Bill Jeffries by
disqualification > Walter Miller over Young Londos two falls to none

August 26, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Gus Kallio versus
Young Londos

August 27, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Doc
Poole > Jack Layden versus Buck Lawson

August 30, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Mike Cassidy
> Ted Bell versus Doc Poole > Jack Layden versus Paddy Nolan

September 1, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Chris Zaharias and Red Ryan went to a draw > Milo Steinborn over Tom Mahoney > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match:
Everett Marshall* over Dan O’Connor to retain the title / Notes: 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.

September 1, 1937 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Doc Poole over Buck Lawson > Walter
Miller over Bill Jeffries two falls to none

September 2, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Layden versus
Dutch Wyman > Paddy Nolan over Ted Bell two falls to none > Women’s Match: Dolly Dalton versus Joan Rogers

September 3, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Son Almand over Joe
Ferona > Jack Layden versus Doc Poole > NWA World Middleweight Title Match: Gus Kallio* versus Buck Lawson / Notes: Kallio had
been recognized as the NWA World Middleweight Champion multiple times, but it is unclear at this time how he came to be recognized
during this time frame.

September 6, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Dutch Wyman versus Son
Almand > Sammy Miller versus Buck Lawson > Jack Layden versus Paddy Nolan

September 8, 1937 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Walter Miller versus Buck Lawson >
Sammy Miller versus Paddy Nolan

September 9, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Mike Cassidy versus
Son Almand > Bob Anderson (01) versus Bad Boy Brown > Tiger Long over Paddy Nolan by disqualification

September 10, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tiger Long versus Bad
Boy Brown > Women’s Match: Betty Lee over Jane Blondell > Mike Cassidy over Buck Lawson

September 13, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Dutch Wyman versus Bad
Boy Brown > Jack Layden versus Son Almand > Mike Cassidy versus Joe Ferona

September 15, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Pete Schuh and Rube Wright went to a draw > Babe Zaharias over Red Ryan > Milo Steinborn over Dan O’Connor

September 15, 1937 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Whiskers Brown versus Sago
Hayamaka > Charlie Layden versus Paddy Nolan

September 16, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin
versus Dutch Wyman > Bad Boy Brown versus Son Almand > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* versus Paddy
Nolan / Notes: Lawson had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since June 10, 1937.

September 17, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Dutch Wyman versus
Paddy Nolan > Jack Layden versus Sammy Miller > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Buck Lawson* over Mike Cassidy to retain
the title / Notes: Lawson had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since June 10, 1937.

September 20, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tiger Long versus Bad Boy
Brown > Mike Cassidy versus Petro Rossi > Joe Ferona versus Buck Lawson

September 22, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Dobie Osborne over Pete Schuh > Whitey Hewitt over Bob Wagner > Dan O’Connor over Milo Steinborn / Notes: Speer
was the special referee for the O’Connor-Steinborn match.

September 22, 1937 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Women’s Match: Jane Blondell
versus Lucy Murphy > Sammy Miller versus Tiger Long > Paddy Nolan versus Bad Boy Brown

September 23, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Al Caddell versus
Bob Anderson (01) > Joe Ferona versus Son Almand > Sammy Miller versus Paddy Nolan

September 24, 1937 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – West End Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Bloomfield versus
Paddy Nolan > Sammy Miller versus Buck Lawson > Women’s Match: Betty Lee over Jane Blondell

September 27, 1937 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Key Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bob Anderson (01) versus
Bad Boy Brown > Joe Ferona versus Tiger Long > Sago Hayamaka over Paddy Nolan / Notes: It was reported that renovations had
started on the Warren Arena on this day. It was projected that it would be ready for use in late November.

September 29, 1937 (Wednesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tarzan Jordan over Jimmy Morris > Milo Steinborn over King Kong Kashey > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Everett
Marshall* over Dan O’Connor to retain the title / Notes: Charles Rentrop was the special referee for the Marshall-O’Connor
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.

September 29, 1937 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – New Coliseum (Gus Kallio – Promoter) > Petro Rossi over Tiger Long > Gus
Kallio over Sammy Miller

September 30, 1937 (Thursday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Al Caddell versus
Paddy Nolan > Joe Ferona versus Sago Hayamaka > Women’s Match: Betty Lee versus Joan Rogers