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CARDS & RESULTS: 1940s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Al Galento; Al Massey; Albert Mills; the Black
Panther (03); Bob Ford; Don Lee; Fritz Schnabel; Hugh Winn; Jack Dillon; Jack Miller; Joe Estes; Joe Marsh; Joe Vitale; Laverne Baxter;
Otto Schnabel; Paul Jones (01); the Red Devil (02); Roy Mitchell; Sammy Friedman; Tarzan Jordan; Tiny Oxford; Tom George; Tony Felice;
Tony Ross.

January 7, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Paul Jones (01) over Otto Schnabel > Joe Vitale over Al Galento > the Black Panther (03) over Jack Dillon / Notes: This would
turn out to be Friedman’s final card as Atlanta promoter.

January 9, 1944 (Sunday) Notes: It was announced that Paul Jones (01) would replace Sammy Friedman as promoter of professional
wrestling in Atlanta. It is unclear as to why Friedman stepped down.

January 14, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > the Red Devil (02) over Otto Schnabel > Al Galento and the Black Panther (03) went to a draw > the Red Devil (02) over Jack
Dillon / Notes: The Devil substituted for Albert Mills in the match against Schnabel. This was the first card promoted by Jones.

January 21, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Albert Mills over Otto Schnabel > the Red Devil (02) over Tony Felice > Al Massey over Al Galento

February 11, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > the Red Devil (02) over Fritz Schnabel > Al Massey over Otto Schnabel > the Black Panther (03) over Al Galento

February 18, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > the Red Devil (02) over the Black Panther (03) > Fritz Schnabel & Otto Schnabel over Al Massey & Bob Ford > Joe Marsh over
Al Galento / Notes: During the Devil-Panther match, the Devil removed the Panther’s mask to identify him as Laverne Baxter.

February 25, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > the Red Devil (02) over Al Massey > Joe Marsh & Roy Mitchell over Don Lee & Otto Schnabel > Jack Miller and Al Galento
went to a draw

March 3, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Al Galento over Roy Mitchell at 20:00 > Joe Marsh over Otto Schnabel two falls to none > Al Massey over Don Lee two falls to
one

March 10, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jack Miller and Tiny Oxford went to a draw > Don Lee over Otto Schnabel > Joe Marsh over Tony Ross > Al Massey over Al
Galento by disqualification

March 17, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > the Red Devil (02) over Al Massey > Don Lee & Tony Ross and Joe Marsh & Tom George went to a draw > Tarzan Jordan
over Otto Schnabel by disqualification

March 24, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Al Massey over Don Lee by disqualification > the Red Devil (02) over Tony Ross > Joe Marsh and Tom George went to a
draw > Hugh Winn over Otto Schnabel

March 31, 1944 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Don Lee & the Red Devil (02) over Al Massey & Laverne Baxter > Joe Marsh over Joe Estes > Hugh Winn over Roy Mitchell