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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: “450 Pound Bear�; Abe Yourist; Al
Olsen; Al Szosz; Alf Johnson; Art O’Mahoney; Babe Zaharias; Bad Boy Brown; Benny Bolt; Bill Collins; Bill Hall; Bill Lee; Bill
Middlekauff; Billy Michaels; Billy Sandow (01); Bob Anderson (01); Bob Cowart; Bob Jensen; Carl Wilson; Carlos Rodriguez; Charlie
Keene; Charlie Sinkey; Cleve Roby; Cowboy Luttrall; Dorv Roche; Frank Bettis; George Romanoff; Glenn Cowan; Harry Kent; Henry Piers;
Honey Boy Hackney; Jack Dillon; Jack McAdams; Jack Miller; Jack Steele; Jim Spanos; Jimmie Goodrich; Joe Blackie; Joe Campbell; Joe
Corbett; Joe Gunther; John Dameron; John Mauldin; Johnny Plummer; Karl Zbyszko; Ken Hollis (01); L.C. Warren; Leo Savage; Lou
Plummer; Lou Thesz; Max Bauman; Mike Cassidy; Mike Mazurki; Nick Elitch; Otto Kuss; the Red Ace (01); Red Dugan; Red Roberts; the
Red Shadow (01); Roy Welch; Sammy Miller; Sid Marcus; the Skull (01); Son Almand; Tiny Ruff; Tom Hanley; Tom Marvin; Tony Omerito;
Tony Papalino; Tsutoo Higami; Whitey Hewitt; Young Gotch; Young Londos; Young Stecher.

April 4, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Benny Bolt over Charlie Sinkey >
Man versus Animal Match: “450 Pound Bear� over Tiny Ruff > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* over Roy
Welch to retain the title / Notes: It is unclear as to the name of the “450 Pound Bear�. McAdams had been the reigning Southern
Light Heavyweight Champion since he went over Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.

April 6, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Red
Dugan > Young Londos over Mike Cassidy > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus George Romanoff / Notes:
McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he went over Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in
Atlanta, GA.

April 13, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Bad
Boy Brown > Red Dugan versus Young Londos > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus George Romanoff /
Notes: McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he went over Eddie Williams on November 14,
1938, in Atlanta, GA.

April 18, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Kent
versus Alf Johnson > Lou Plummer versus Whitey Hewitt > Bill Middlekauff versus Dorv Roche

April 20, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Karl
Zbyszko > Joe Blackie versus Bad Boy Brown > Mike Cassidy & Red Dugan versus Young Londos & Young Gotch

April 20, 1939 (Thursday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Municipal Auditorium (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Bob Cowart over Red
Dugan at 20:00 > Jim Spanos over John Dameron two falls to none > George Romanoff over Jack Miller two falls to one

April 25, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Whitey Hewitt
and Young Stecher went to a draw > Alf Johnson over Bill Middlekauff > Dorv Roche over Henry Piers

April 27, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bad Boy Brown versus Young
Gotch > John Mauldin versus Young Londos > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Red Dugan / Notes:
McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he went over Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in
Atlanta, GA.

May 2, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Corbett
over Abe Yourist > Mike Mazurki over Bob Jensen > Henry Piers over Alf Johnson by disqualification / Notes: Yourist substituted for Otto
Kuss in the match against Corbett.

May 4, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Carl Wilson versus Young
Gotch > Jack McAdams & Young Londos versus John Mauldin & Red Dugan

May 9, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Corbett
over Joe Campbell > Alf Johnson over Tom Hanley > Abe Yourist over Young Stecher

May 11, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Bob
Anderson (01) > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Red Dugan > Honey Boy Hackney versus Young
Londos / Notes: McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he went over Eddie Williams on
November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.

May 16, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Young Stecher over Joe Corbett > Alf Johnson over Abe Yourist > Cowboy Luttrall over Dorv Roche by disqualification

May 23, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Mike Mazurki over Alf Johnson > Henry Piers and Babe Zaharias went to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* over
Dorv Roche to retain the title / Notes: Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he went over Everett
Marshall in St. Louis, MO, on February 23, 1939. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National
Wrestling Association.

May 23, 1939 (Tuesday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Billy Michaels versus
Young Londos > Tony Papalino versus Red Dugan > Honey Boy Hackney over Jack McAdams

May 25, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Athletic Field (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Dillon versus Sid
Marcus > Art O’Mahoney versus the Red Ace (01) > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Gunther* versus Jack Steele /
Notes: The origin of the Southern Junior Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time.

May 29, 1939 (Monday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Dugan versus Young
Gotch > Tony Papalino versus Billy Michaels > George Romanoff versus Honey Boy Hackney

June 1, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Athletic Field (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Hall versus Jack
Dillon > Charlie Keene versus Billy Sandow (01) > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Gunther* versus Red Roberts / Notes: It
was reported that earlier in the day, Ken Hollis (01) was injured in an automobile accident in Lutz, FL, and his wife was killed. Gunther
had been billed as the Southern Junior Heavyweight Champion since May 25, 1939.

June 5, 1939 (Monday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Billy Michaels versus Son
Almand > Tony Papalino versus Bad Boy Brown > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Honey Boy Hackney* versus Jack McAdams /
Notes: It is unclear as to how Hackney came to be recognized as Southern Light Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have
shows McAdams defending the title against Red Dugan on May 11, 1939, in Atlanta.

June 6, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Athletic Field (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Young
Stecher over Nick Elitch > Babe Zaharias over Johnny Plummer > Dorv Roche over Cowboy Luttrall

June 8, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Athletic Field (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Collins versus
Jimmie Goodrich > Mike Cassidy & Jack Dillon versus Joe Gunther & Tsutoo Higami

June 12, 1939 (Monday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bad Boy Brown versus
Young Londos > Tony Papalino versus Glenn Cowan > Red Dugan versus Honey Boy Hackney

June 13, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Marvin
over Alf Johnson > Young Stecher over Johnny Plummer > Babe Zaharias over Henry Piers

June 15, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Athletic Field (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Steele versus
Billy Sandow (01) > Charlie Keene & Al Olsen versus Jimmie Goodrich & Sid Marcus

June 19, 1939 (Monday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus
Young Londos > Glenn Cowan versus Tony Papalino > Red Dugan versus Honey Boy Hackney

June 20, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Athletic Field (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill
Lee over Harry Kent > Henry Piers over Young Stecher > Babe Zaharias over Dorv Roche

June 22, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Billy Sandow (01) versus
Tony Omerito > Art O’Mahoney versus the Red Shadow (01) > Jack Dillon versus Charlie Keene / Notes: It was reported that 2,500
were in attendance for this card.

June 26, 1939 (Monday) – Avondale, GA – Avondale Arena (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Tony Papalino versus
Honey Boy Hackney > Sammy Miller versus the Skull (01)

June 27, 1939 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Athletic Field (L.C. Warren – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Alf
Johnson over Bill Lee > Henry Piers and Dorv Roche went to a draw > Babe Zaharias over Leo Savage by disqualification / Notes: It was
reported that 2,000 were in attendance for this card.

June 29, 1939 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Warren Athletic Field (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Carlos Rodriguez and
Al Szosz went to a draw > the Red Shadow over Al Olsen > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Gunther* over Mike Cassidy to
retain the title / Notes: It was reported that 5,000 were in attendance for this card. Gunther had been billed as the Southern Junior
Heavyweight Champion since May 25, 1939.