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CARDS & RESULTS: 1950s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Argentina Rocca; Babe Zaharias; Bill
McDaniel; Chief Big Heart; China Maria; Chris Averoff; Cowboy Luttrall; Don McIntyre; Donn Lewin; Dot Dotson; Elmo Chappell; Fred
Ward; the Great Mitsu; Guy LaRose; Ike Eakins; Jack O’Brien; Jackie Nichols; Jerry Graham; Jim Crockett; Juan Humberto; Katye
Zaharias; Kola Kwariani; Kurt Von Brawner; Mark Lewin; Mr. X (07); Nelson Royal; Nick Gulas; Paul Jones (01); Pierre LaSalle; Red
McIntyre; Tarzan White; Tokyo Joe (01); Tom Drake; Wilbur Snyder.

January 2, 1957 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Bill McDaniel – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jackie Nichols versus Ike Eakins > Jerry Graham & Jack O’Brien versus Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart

January 4, 1957 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Donn Lewin and Red McIntyre went to a draw > Pierre LaSalle over Tom Drake > Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin over Jackie
Nichols & Red McIntyre > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Chief Big Heart over Jerry Graham* to win the title / Notes: Graham had been
the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Bobby Weaver on December 14, 1956, in Atlanta.

January 7, 1957 (Monday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Donn Lewin versus Red McIntyre > Jackie Nichols versus Pierre LaSalle > Tom Drake & Red McIntyre versus Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin

January 9, 1957 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Bill McDaniel – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin versus Don McIntyre & Red McIntyre > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Jerry Graham versus Chief Big
Heart

January 11, 1957 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Mark Lewin and Pierre LaSalle went to a draw > Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin over Pierre LaSalle & Red McIntyre > Southern
Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Graham over Chief Big Heart* to win the title > Wilbur Snyder over Ike Eakins / Notes: Big Heart had been
the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Graham on January 4, 1957, in Atlanta. A letter was written and sent to
the United States Department of Justice by Katye Zaharias, wife of Babe Zaharias, protesting monopolies by promoters Jones, Nick
Gulas, Jim Crockett, and Cowboy Luttrall. The letter suggested her husband could not find work in the south, claiming a “personal
grudge�, going so far as calling Gulas the “Hitler of wrestling�.

January 14, 1957 (Monday) – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mark Lewin
versus Red McIntyre > Jerry Graham versus Chief Big Heart > Don McIntyre & Red McIntyre versus Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin

January 18, 1957 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Pierre LaSalle and Chief Big Heart went to a draw > Jerry Graham and Tarzan White went to a draw > Jerry Graham & Pierre LaSalle over
Tarzan White & Chief Big Heart

January 18, 1957 (Friday) – Forest Park, GA – Forest Park High School Gymnasium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre & Red McIntyre versus Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin

January 19, 1957 (Saturday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Bill McDaniel – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Jerry Graham & Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin versus Tom Drake & Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart

January 25, 1957 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Tom Drake and Pierre LaSalle went to a draw at 20:00 > Women’s Match: China Maria over Dot Dotson > Jerry Graham over Chief
Big Heart

January 25, 1957 (Friday) – Forest Park, GA – Forest Park High School Gymnasium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin over Don McIntyre & Chris Averoff

January 26, 1957 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – Grady High School Gymnasium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tom Drake versus Mark Lewin > Donn Lewin versus Chief Big Heart > Jerry Graham versus Don McIntyre

February 1, 1957 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Pierre LaSalle over Chris Averoff > Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin over Tom Drake & Chief Big Heart > Don McIntyre over Jerry
Graham

February 8, 1957 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Guy LaRose and Mr. X (07) went to a draw > Jerry Graham over Chris Averoff > Wilbur Snyder over Pierre LaSalle >
International Tag Team Title Match: Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin over Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart* to win the title / Notes: McIntyre and
Big Heart had been the reigning International Tag Team Champions since they went over Fred Atkins and Ike Eakins on December 7,
1956, in Atlanta.

February 15, 1957 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Donn Lewin and Guy LaRose went to a draw > Don McIntyre over Mark Lewin by disqualification > International Tag Team Title Match:
Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin* over Don McIntyre & Guy LaRose at 53:00 to retain the title / Notes: The Lewins had been the reigning
International Tag Team Champions since they went over Red McIntyre and Chief Big Heart on February 8, 1957, in Atlanta.

February 15, 1957 (Friday) – Jonesboro, GA (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Graham & Mr. X
(07) versus Pierre LaSalle & Chief Big Heart / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

February 18, 1957 (Monday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Pierre LaSalle versus Mr. X (07) > Donn Lewin versus Chief Big Heart > International Tag Team Title Match: Mark Lewin &
Donn Lewin* versus Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart / Notes: The Lewins had been the reigning International Tag Team Champions
since they went over McIntyre and Big Heart on February 8, 1957, in Atlanta.

February 20, 1957 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Guy LaRose versus Mr. X (07) > Jerry Graham & Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin versus Pierre LaSalle & Red McIntyre & Chief Big
Heart

February 22, 1957 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Donn Lewin over Pierre LaSalle at 33:00 > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Red McIntyre* over Mark Lewin by disqualification to retain
the title / Notes: It is unclear as to how McIntyre came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have
shows Jerry Graham winning the title from Chief Big Heart on January 11, 1957, in Atlanta.

February 22, 1957 (Friday) – Forest Park, GA – Forest Park High School Gymnasium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Guy LaRose versus Mr. X (07) > Jerry Graham versus Chief Big Heart

March 1, 1957 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Donn Lewin and Red McIntyre went to a draw > Don McIntyre and Mark Lewin went to a draw > International Tag Team Title Match: Mark
Lewin & Donn Lewin* over Don McIntyre & Red McIntyre by disqualification at 27:00 to retain the title / Notes: The Lewins had been the
reigning International Tag Team Champions since they went over Red McIntyre and Chief Big Heart on February 8, 1957, in Atlanta.

March 1, 1957 (Friday) – Jonesboro, GA (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Brawner over
Nelson Royal at 36:00 > Guy LaRose over Jerry Graham at 21:00 / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

March 8, 1957 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Nelson Royal over Tokyo Joe (01) by disqualification > Red McIntyre and the Great Mitsu went to a draw at 15:00 > Tokyo Joe (01) & the
Great Mitsu over Nelson Royal & Red McIntyre

March 8, 1957 (Friday) – Forest Park, GA – Forest Park High School Gymnasium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Donn Lewin versus Guy LaRose > Don McIntyre versus Mark Lewin

March 15, 1957 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Nelson Royal versus Kurt Von Brawner > Tokyo Joe (01) & the Great Mitsu over Juan Humberto & Guy LaRose >
International Tag Team Title Match: Don McIntyre & Red McIntyre over Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin* to win the title / Notes: The Lewins had
been the reigning International Tag Team Champions since they went over Red McIntyre and Chief Big Heart on February 8, 1957, in
Atlanta.

March 22, 1957 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Tokyo Joe (01) & the Great Mitsu over Don McIntyre & Kurt Von Brawner

March 29, 1957 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Red McIntyre over Tokyo Joe (01) by disqualification > Mark Lewin versus Kurt Von Brawner > Guy LaRose versus the Great
Mitsu > Argentina Rocca over Donn Lewin / Notes: Although not mentioned, Kola Kwariani was likely in attendance, as he was charged
with traveling with Rocca as a troubleshooter for him.