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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Al Lovelock; Albert Mills; Ali Bey (01); Benny
Matta; Bob Shipp; Charlie Harben; Chief Little Eagle; Cowboy Bradley; Don Lee; Don McClarty; Don McIntyre; Doug Gilbert (01); Elmo
Chappell; Freddie Blassie; the Great Bolo; Jack O’Brien; Jimmy Jay; Johnny Gilbert; Judy Grable; Mae Weston; the Mountaineer; Nick
Roberts; Paul Anderson; Paul Jones (01); Prince Omar; Princess White Cloud; Ray Gunkel; Rita Cortez; Robert McCoy; Skull Murphy; Tiny
Roe.

January 2, 1959 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert over Jack O’Brien & Ali Bey (01) > Chief Little Eagle over Bob Shipp > the Great Bolo
over Nick Roberts > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie over Ray Gunkel* to win the title / Notes: Gunkel had been the
reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Blassie on November 7, 1958, in Atlanta.

January 5, 1959 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Armory Hall (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little
Eagle versus Prince Omar > Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert versus Jack O’Brien & Ali Bey (01)

January 9, 1959 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Skull Murphy over Benny Matta > Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert over Prince Omar & Ali Bey (01) > International Tag Team
Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre* over Freddie Blassie & the Great Bolo to retain the title / Notes: It is unclear as to how Gunkel
and McIntyre came to be recognized as International Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Gunkel and Chief Little
Eagle being recognized as such on November 28, 1958.

January 12, 1959 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Armory Hall (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy
Jay versus Prince Omar > Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert versus Ali Bey (01) & the Great Bolo

January 16, 1959 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Benny Matta and the Great Bolo went to a draw > Jack O’Brien and Chief Little Eagle went to a draw > Ray Gunkel & Benny Matta &
Chief Little Eagle over Freddie Blassie & Jack O’Brien & the Great Bolo at 35:00

January 19, 1959 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Armory Hall (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug
Gilbert (01) & Benny Matta versus Prince Omar & Ali Bey (01) > Johnny Gilbert versus the Great Bolo

January 26, 1959 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Armory Hall (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny
Matta versus Ali Bey (01) > Doug Gilbert (01) versus Bob Shipp > Johnny Gilbert versus the Great Bolo

January 30, 1959 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert (01) versus Ali Bey (01) > Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert and Skull Murphy & Ali Bey (01) went to a draw >
Ray Gunkel over the Great Bolo by disqualification > World Heavyweight Title Match: Paul Anderson* over Freddie Blassie by
disqualification to retain the title / Notes: Anderson had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since October 17, 1958.

February 2, 1959 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – Armory Hall (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Oâ
€™Brien versus Benny Matta > No Disqualification Match: Bob Shipp versus Doug Gilbert (01) > Texas Death Match: Johnny Gilbert
versus the Great Bolo

February 6, 1959 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy & Ali Bey (01) over Ray Gunkel & Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert > Paul Anderson over
the Great Bolo / Notes: During the Anderson-Bolo match, Anderson removed the Bolo’s mask to identify him as Al Lovelock.

February 13, 1959 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Midget Match: Cowboy Bradley over Tiny Roe at 11:00 > Skull Murphy over the Great Bolo at 13:00 > Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert
over Freddie Blassie & Ali Bey (01) at 35:00

February 20, 1959 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Doug Gilbert (01) and Skull Murphy went to a draw > Chief Little Eagle over Jack O’Brien > Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy over Doug
Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert

February 27, 1959 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy over Ray Gunkel & Chief Little Eagle at 17:00 > Paul Anderson over Don Lee

March 7, 1959 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert over Albert Mills & Bob Shipp > Women’s Match: Princess White Cloud over Mae
Weston > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Ray Gunkel over Freddie Blassie in five rounds

March 13, 1959 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > the Mountaineer over Jack O’Brien > Doug Gilbert (01) and Don Lee went to a draw > Jack O’Brien & Don Lee &
Skull Murphy over the Mountaineer & Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert > Paul Anderson versus Freddie Blassie ended in a double
countout

March 20, 1959 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Don McClarty & Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert versus Bob Shipp & Albert Mills & Skull Murphy

March 21, 1959 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > North Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Mountaineer* versus Charlie Harben > Women’s Southern Title Match: Judy
Grable* versus Rita Cortez > International Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre* over Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy to
retain the title / Notes: Gunkel and McIntyre had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since January 9, 1959. The origins of
the North Georgia Heavyweight Title and the Women’s Southern Title are unclear to us at this time. It is unclear as to how the
Mountaineer and Grable came to be recognized as champions of their respective titles.

March 27, 1959 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Albert Mills & Bob Shipp over Doug Gilbert (01) & Johnny Gilbert > Don McClarty over Jack O’Brien > International Tag
Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre* over Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy to retain the title / Notes: There were five referees for
the Gunkel/McIntyre-Blassie/Murphy match. Gunkel and McIntyre had been billed as International Tag Team Champions since January 9,
1959.