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CARDS & RESULTS: 1940s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Bill Bartush; Bill Canny; Bill Hartman;
Cowboy Luttrall; Dan O’Connor; Dick Raines; Dobie Osborne; Don McIntyre; Dorv Roche; Frank Speer; Gordon McKenzie; Henry
Weber; Johnny Plummer; Juan Humberto; Lou Newman; Lou Nyman; Marvin Jones; Nick Elitch; Pete Managoff; Red Osborne (01);
Roland Kirchmeyer; Sid Marcus; Stanley Pinto; Thad Holt; Tiny Morgan; Tiny Ruff; Tom Mahoney; Tom McCarthy; Whitey Grovo.

January 11, 1940 (Thursday) – Savannah, GA – Savannah Municipal Auditorium (Stanley Pinto – Promoter) > One-Night
Tournament: Gordon McKenzie over Lou Newman to advance; Dobie Osborne over Johnny Plummer to advance; Tom Mahoney over Red
Osborne (01) to advance; Marvin Jones over Whitey Grovo to advance; Cowboy Luttrall over Nick Elitch to advance; McKenzie over Jones
to advance; Pete Managoff over Dobie Osborne to advance; Mahoney over Luttrall to advance; Managoff over Mahoney to advance; and
McKenzie over Managoff to win the tournament / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the tournament.

February 27, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Lou Nyman over Gordon McKenzie > Dick Raines over Tiny Morgan > Dan O’Connor over Roland Kirchmeyer / Notes:
Hartman had assisted Henry Weber and Frank Speer in years past and had been a successful Atlanta businessman for about thirteen
years when he began promoting professional wrestling after Tom McCarthy stopped running cards.

March 5, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Juan Humberto over Bill Canny > Dorv Roche over Tiny Morgan > Dick Raines over Dan O’Connor

March 12, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Canny over Lou Nyman at 16:00 > Dorv Roche over Juan Humberto at 27:00 > Dan O’Connor over Dick Raines two
falls to none / Notes: O’Connor was declared the winner of his match when Raines was deemed unable to continue. Raines was
reportedly suspended for using the piledriver during the match. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.

March 26, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Lou Nyman over Sid Marcus > Don McIntyre over Juan Humberto > Bill Bartush over Marvin Jones