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CARDS & RESULTS: 1940s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Ace Freeman; Ada Ash; Babe Zaharias; Bill
Collins; Bob Shipp; Bobby Lane; Catherine Simpson; Celia Blevins; Charlie Harben; Charro Azteca; Chief Little Wolf; Chris Zaharias;
Curly Morris; Danny Dusek; Dick Lever; Don McIntyre; Earl Wampler; Elmer Snodgrass; Elvira Snodgrass; Fred Anderson; Fred Ward;
George Thomas; the Golden Terror (01); Gorgeous Gilpin; Honey Boy Hannigan; Jack Dempsey; Jack Dillon; Jack Kennedy; Jack LaRue;
Jack Ross; Jack Sharkey; Jim Coffield; Jim Wallis; Joe Corbett; Johnny Long; Larry Moquin; Lester Welch; Lucky Gamillion; Mae Weston;
Mile High Ross; Nick Carter; Paul Jones (01); the Phantom (01); Ray McCay; Rebel Russell; Red Dugan; Red Roberts; Roy Welch; Thad
Horton; Thor Morgan; Tiny Oxford; Tom George; Tom Mahoney; Tommy Ward; Vincent Lopez.

January 3, 1949 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Augusta Municipal Auditorium (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Charlie Harben and Mile High
Ross went to a draw at 30:00 > Bill Collins over Jack Dillon two falls to none > Tiny Oxford over Jim Coffield by countout

January 10, 1949 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Augusta Municipal Auditorium (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Vincent Lopez and Gorgeous
Gilpin went to a draw at 30:00 > Mile High Ross over Honey Boy Hannigan > Jim Coffield over Tiny Oxford two falls to none

January 14, 1949 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Johnny Long over George Thomas > Thor Morgan over Charro Azteca > Nick Carter over Red Roberts > Chris Zaharias &
Babe Zaharias over Jack Kennedy & Dick Lever / Notes: Lever substituted for Joe Corbett to team with Kennedy in the match against the
Zaharias’. At some point in January, though it may not have been this card, Thad Horton replaced Fred Anderson to call the main
event matches on WQXI 790 AM radio each week. Ray McCay, who would later take that job, began work as a ring announcer in Atlanta
around this time as well.

January 21, 1949 (Friday) – Douglasville, GA – National Guard Armory (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy
Ward over Danny Dusek > the Phantom (01) over Bob Shipp

January 22, 1949 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Babe Zaharias versus Nick Carter > Johnny Long versus Charro Azteca > George Thomas versus Thor Morgan > Lester
Welch & Roy Welch versus Jack LaRue & Red Roberts

January 24, 1949 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Augusta Municipal Auditorium (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Lucky Gamillion over Curly
Morris > Tom George over Mile High Ross > Bob Shipp & Tiny Oxford over Vincent Lopez & Red Dugan two falls to one

January 28, 1949 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Johnny Long and Nick Carter went to a draw > Thor Morgan over Charro Azteca > Jack LaRue & Red Roberts over Lester
Welch & Roy Welch > Chief Little Wolf over Jim Coffield by disqualification

February 18, 1949 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jack LaRue and Earl Wampler went to a draw > Rebel Russell over Larry Moquin > Chris Zaharias & Babe Zaharias over
Johnny Long & Don McIntyre > Nick Carter over the Golden Terror (01) by disqualification / Notes: Jack Dempsey was the special referee
for the Carter-Terror match. Wampler managed the Terror.

February 25, 1949 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Johnny Long over Jack LaRue by disqualification > Don McIntyre over Rebel Russell > Nick Carter & Dick Lever over Chris
Zaharias & Babe Zaharias by disqualification > the Golden Terror (01) over Thor Morgan / Notes: Lever substituted for Earl Wampler to
team with Carter in the match against the Zaharias’. Jack Sharkey was the special referee for the Morgan-Terror match. Wampler
managed the Terror.

February 28, 1949 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Augusta Municipal Auditorium (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Jack LaRue versus Chris
Zaharias > Rebel Russell versus Tiny Oxford > Bill Collins versus Babe Zaharias

March 4, 1949 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Earl Wampler and Chris Zaharias went to a draw > Nick Carter over Babe Zaharias > Johnny Long over Ace Freeman > Don
McIntyre over Rebel Russell > the Golden Terror (01) over Dick Lever / Notes: Wampler managed the Terror.

March 11, 1949 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Earl Wampler and Babe Zaharias went to a draw > Don McIntyre and the Golden Terror (01) went to a draw > Dick Lever over
Chris Zaharias by disqualification > Nick Carter over Rebel Russell > Women’s Match: Celia Blevins over Ada Ash / Notes: Lever
substituted for Bobby Lane in the match against Zaharias. Wampler managed the Terror.

March 18, 1949 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Don McIntyre over Chris Zaharias > Women’s Match: Elvira Snodgrass over Catherine Simpson > Earl Wampler and
Babe Zaharias went to a draw > Rebel Russell over Nick Carter > the Golden Terror (01) over Dick Lever > Women’s Match: Celia
Blevins over Mae Weston / Notes: Wampler managed the Terror. Elmer Snodgrass managed Snodgrass.

March 25, 1949 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tom Mahoney and Jim Wallis went to a draw > Bobby Lane over Earl Wampler > Nick Carter & Don McIntyre over Chris
Zaharias & Babe Zaharias > the Golden Terror (01) over Rebel Russell by disqualification / Notes: Wampler managed the Terror. It was
reported that the Russell-Terror match was part of an ongoing tournament for the Southern Heavyweight Title. After the match, Russell
attacked Wampler and the Terror. It was reported that the Zaharias’ lost the tag team championship during their match against
Carter and McIntyre, but there is no clear definition of the title. Bill Collins was credited as being a referee on this card.