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CARDS & RESULTS: 1940s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Al Ritchie; Angelo Cistoldi; Babe Zaharias;
Bill Bartush; Bill Hartman; Bill Jeffries; Bill Lee; Cleve Roby; Cowboy Luttrall; Don McIntyre; Dorv Roche; Everett Marshall; Gordon
McKenzie; Hans Schnabel; Herb Freeman; Jack Bloomfield; Jack Dempsey; Jack Kennedy; Jack McAdams; Jim Henry; Jim Wright; John
Dameron; John Grandovich; Juan Humberto; Lou Nyman; Lou Thesz; Marvin Jones; Nat Jones; Pat Fraley; Pete Managoff; Ray Steele;
Red Callahan; Thad Holt; Tiny Morgan; Tiny Ruff; Tom Hanley; Tony Papalino; Young Stecher.

April 2, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Gordon McKenzie and Marvin Jones went to a draw > Hans Schnabel over Tiny Morgan > Everett Marshall over Bill Bartush

April 9, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Lee versus Juan Humberto > John Grandovich versus Lou Nyman > Lou Thesz and Hans Schnabel went to a draw at 90:
00

April 16, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Theatre (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tiny Morgan over John Grandovich > Marvin Jones over Juan Humberto by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title
Match: Ray Steele* over Hans Schnabel to retain the title / Notes: Steele had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since
he went over Bronko Nagurski in St. Louis, MO, on March 7, 1940. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing
Association as the National Wrestling Association.

April 23, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tom Hanley over Tiny Morgan > Jack Kennedy over Gordon McKenzie > Dorv Roche over Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification /
Notes: It was reported that 3,000 were in attendance for this card. Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the Roche-Luttrall match.

April 30, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Don McIntyre versus Hans Schnabel > Pete Managoff versus Tom Hanley > Dorv Roche versus Cowboy Luttrall / Notes: This
card was cancelled because of rain.

May 14, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tom Hanley over Pete Managoff > Don McIntyre over Marvin Jones > Cowboy Luttrall over Dorv Roche two falls to one /
Notes: Herb Freeman was credited as being a referee on this card.

May 21, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Marvin Jones over Gordon McKenzie > Tom Hanley over Pat Fraley > Herb Freeman & Cowboy Luttrall over Angelo Cistoldi &
Hans Schnabel / Notes: Fraley replaced Schnabel in the match against Hanley, as Schnabel substituted for Babe Zaharias to team with
Cistoldi in the match against Freeman and Luttrall.

May 28, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jim Wright and Jim Henry went to a draw > Don McIntyre and Dorv Roche went to a draw > NWA World Heavyweight Title
Match: Ray Steele* over Cowboy Luttrall to retain the title / Notes: Steele had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since
he went over Bronko Nagurski in St. Louis, MO, on March 7, 1940. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing
Association as the National Wrestling Association. Tiny Ruff was credited as being a referee on this card.

June 4, 1940 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Ponce DeLeon Ballpark (Bill Hartman and Thad Holt – Promoters / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jim Wright and Young Stecher went to a draw > Babe Zaharias over Marvin Jones > Don McIntyre over Dorv Roche

June 17, 1940 (Monday) – Atlanta, GA – Red Rock Arena (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Bill
Jeffries > Jack Bloomfield versus Tony Papalino > Jack McAdams versus Red Callahan

June 27, 1940 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA – Red Rock Arena (Nat Jones and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Dameron versus Tony
Papalino > Bill Jeffries versus Al Ritchie > Jack McAdams versus Red Callahan