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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Al Galento; Bibber McCoy; Billy Red Lyons;
Boris Volkoff; Chris Averoff; Dickie Gunkel; Don Lee; Don McIntyre; Elmo Chappell; Emile Dupree; Farmer Powell; Freddie Blassie; Jack
Dillon; Jack Steele; Jackie Nichols; Jerry Graham; Karl Heinkler; Kurt Von Brawner; LeChona LeClaire; Marco Polo; the Mighty Yankee
(01); Mike Paidousis; Nell Stewart; Nicoli Volkoff; Paul Jones (01); Ray Gunkel; Robert McCoy; Rocky Columbo; Ronnie Etchison; Tarzan
White.

January 3, 1958 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Marco Polo over Al Galento > Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff over Ray Gunkel & Jackie Nichols > No Disqualification Match: the
Mighty Yankee (01) over Don McIntyre

January 10, 1958 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis and Jackie Nichols went to a draw > Women’s Match: Nell Stewart over LeChona LeClaire > Boris
Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff over Tarzan White & Billy Red Lyons > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee (01) over Ray Gunkel*
to win the title / Notes: Gunkel had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Kurt Von Brawner on October
18, 1957, in Atlanta.

January 17, 1958 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
the Mighty Yankee (01) over Billy Red Lyons > Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff over Ray Gunkel & Jackie Nichols

January 20, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Jackie Nichols & Marco Polo & Bibber McCoy over the Mighty Yankee (01) & Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff

January 27, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Dickie Gunkel & Bibber McCoy versus Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff ended in a no contest one fall each > Texas Death Match: the Mighty
Yankee (01) over Jackie Nichols / Notes: Dickie Gunkel was being billed as Ray Gunkel’s brother.

January 29, 1958 (Wednesday) – Augusta, GA – WRDW Studios (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Ray Gunkel over the Mighty Yankee (01) two falls to none / Notes: This was for “Live Augusta Wrestling�.

January 31, 1958 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Boris Volkoff and Billy Red Lyons went to a draw > Marco Polo over Nicoli Volkoff > Ray Gunkel over Mike Paidousis >
Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee (01)* and Don McIntyre went to a draw; the Yankee retained the title / Notes: The
Yankee had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Gunkel on January 10, 1958, in Atlanta.

February 3, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Don McIntyre & Bibber McCoy versus Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee (01)* versus
Ray Gunkel / Notes: The Yankee had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Gunkel on January 10,
1958, in Atlanta.

February 7, 1958 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Al Galento and Jackie Nichols went to a draw > Kurt Von Brawner over Farmer Powell > Billy Red Lyons and the Mighty
Yankee (01) went to a draw > Handicap Match: Ray Gunkel over Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff

February 10, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis versus Rocky Columbo > Marco Polo versus Karl Heinkler > Jackie Nichols versus Kurt Von Brawner > Ten-
Round Boxing Match: Ray Gunkel versus the Mighty Yankee (01)

February 14, 1958 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Al Galento and Billy Red Lyons went to a draw > Ray Gunkel and the Mighty Yankee (01) went to a draw > International Tag Team Title
Match: Ray Gunkel & Billy Red Lyons* over Al Galento & the Mighty Yankee (01) to retain the title / Notes: It is unclear as to how Gunkel
and Red Lyons came to be recognized as International Tag Team Champions. The last references we have show that on November 15,
1957, Gunkel and Don McIntyre were still recognized after having gone over Kurt Von Brawner and Fritz Von Brawner to win the title on
October 4, 1957, in Atlanta.

February 17, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Emile Dupree versus Kurt Von Brawner > Karl Heinkler versus Rocky Columbo > Texas Death Match: Ray Gunkel versus the
Mighty Yankee (01)

February 21, 1958 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Mike Paidousis and Rocky Columbo went to a draw > Don McIntyre and the Mighty Yankee (01) went to a draw > Don McIntyre & Rocky
Columbo over Mike Paidousis & the Mighty Yankee (01)

February 24, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner versus Emile Dupree & Rocky Columbo > Texas Death Match: Ray Gunkel versus the
Mighty Yankee (01)

February 28, 1958 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Ray Gunkel versus Kurt Von Brawner > Ray Gunkel & Marco Polo versus Kurt Von Brawner & the Mighty Yankee (01)

March 7, 1958 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl
Heinkler over Rocky Columbo by disqualification > Kurt Von Brawner and Billy Red Lyons went to a draw > Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von
Brawner over Rocky Columbo & Billy Red Lyons

March 10, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Armory Hall (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Red
Lyons over Kurt Von Brawner by disqualification > Ray Gunkel over Karl Heinkler by disqualification > Rocky Columbo and the Mighty
Yankee (01) went to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Billy Red Lyons & Rocky Columbo over Kurt Von Brawner & Karl Heinkler & the Mighty Yankee
(01)

March 14, 1958 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Rocky Columbo over Karl Heinkler by disqualification > Billy Red Lyons over Don Lee > Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner
over Ray Gunkel & Rocky Columbo > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Don McIntyre over the Mighty Yankee (01) by knockout in the sixth round

March 17, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Don Lee versus Billy Red Lyons > Jack Dillon versus Rocky Columbo > Ray Gunkel versus Kurt Von Brawner > Karl Heinkler versus the
Mighty Yankee (01)

March 21, 1958 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Jack Steele versus Billy Red Lyons > Boxing Match: Don McIntyre versus the Mighty Yankee (01)

March 22, 1958 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner over Ray Gunkel & Rocky Columbo > Jerry Graham over Chris Averoff > Southern
Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee (01)* over Freddie Blassie to retain the title / Notes: The Yankee had been the reigning
Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Gunkel on January 10, 1958, in Atlanta.

March 24, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Rocky Columbo over Jack Steele > Ray Gunkel and Don Lee went to a draw > Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner over Jerry Graham & the
Mighty Yankee (01)

March 28, 1958 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Karl Heinkler and Billy Red Lyons went to a draw > Rocky Columbo over Kurt Von Brawner by disqualification > Ray Gunkel
over Jack Dillon > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee (01)* over Jerry Graham to retain the title / Notes: The Yankee had
been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Gunkel on January 10, 1958, in Atlanta.

March 31, 1958 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Rocky Columbo and the Mighty Yankee (01) went to a draw > Ronnie Etchison and Don Lee went to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Billy Red
Lyons over Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner two falls to one