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CARDS & RESULTS: 1960s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Adrien Baillargeon; Al Galento; Baby Cheryl;
Barbara Baker; Benny Matta; Bill Dromo; Bill Hartman; Bobby Rodgers; Chief Little Eagle; Danny Miller; Darling Dagmar; Derrell Cochran;
Dick Amnotte; Dick Steinborn; Don Leo Jonathan; Don McClarty; Don McIntyre; Ed Capral; Elmo Chappell; Farmer Powell; Fran Gravette;
Fred Ward; Freddie Blassie; George Gainer; Gloria Barratini; Gypsy Joe (01); Harry Smith; Jack O’Reilly; Jan Madrid; Joe Harrison;
Johnny Weaver; the Lady Bolo; Mae Young; Margie Ramsey; Marie Martinez; the Masked Phantom; Mickey Blassie; Mitsu Arakawa; Mr. X
(10); Mr. X (11); Owen Henley; Paul Jones (01); Peggy Allen; Penny Banner; Pepper Gomez; Ray Gunkel; Red Dugan; Reginald Gable;
Robert McCoy; Roy Nelson; Simon Davis; Skull Murphy; Tiny Evans; Violet Ray; Willie Love.

October 4, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick
Steinborn over Mr. X (10) > Bill Dromo over Don McClarty > Johnny Weaver and Roy Nelson went to a draw / Notes: Reginald Gable
managed Nelson.

October 5, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Johnny Weaver went to a draw > Freddie Blassie & Johnny Weaver over Don McClarty & Bill Dromo > Dick
Steinborn over Roy Nelson / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

October 7, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Benny Matta > Dick Steinborn over Johnny Weaver > Ray Gunkel over Roy Nelson by
disqualification > Freddie Blassie over Don McIntyre / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson. The program for this card makes
reference to a new ticket office being located at 78 Houston Street. Previously, fans had been directed to purchase advance tickets at the
Atlanta Hatters location at 124 Peachtree Street. Incidentally, the same staff members as previously mentioned are still credited, Bill
Hartman and Simon Davis. Also, the “Live Atlanta Wrestling� program, hosted by Ed Capral, has held its time slot on Saturday
afternoons from 6:00 to 7:30 since the aforementioned change. There is also a mention that Steinborn’s record titled “Go Dickie
Go� is on sale at the ticket office. Steinborn participated in an autograph session for fans. It was announced that Jan Madrid and Jack
O’Reilly would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

October 10, 1960 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Don McClarty & Tiny Evans versus Roy Nelson & Mr. X (10) > Boxing Match: Bill Dromo versus Freddie Blassie / Notes: Reginald Gable
managed Nelson.

October 11, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Jack O’Reilly over Don McClarty at 10:00 > Jack O’Reilly & Roy Nelson over Bill Dromo & Don McClarty > Dick Steinborn over
Johnny Weaver / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

October 12, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Roy Nelson went to a draw > Tiny Evans over Jack O’Reilly > Freddie Blassie & Roy Nelson over Dick
Steinborn & Bill Dromo / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

October 14, 1960 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Mixed Tag Team Match: Johnny Weaver & Penny Banner versus Dick Steinborn & Margie Ramsey > Don McIntyre versus Freddie Blassie

October 18, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill
Dromo and Red Dugan went to a draw > Bill Dromo & Tiny Evans over Roy Nelson & Red Dugan > Indian Thong Match: Johnny Weaver
over Dick Steinborn / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

October 19, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Tiny Evans over Roy Nelson & Johnny Weaver by disqualification > Freddie Blassie over Dick Steinborn / Notes:
Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

October 20, 1960 (Thursday) – Adel, GA – Cook High School Gymnasium (Promoter – Unknown) > Women’s Match: Violet Ray
versus the Lady Bolo > Bobby Rodgers versus George Gainer

October 21, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tiny Evans over Mr. X (10) > Bill Dromo and Jack O’Reilly went to a draw > Ray Gunkel over Roy Nelson by
disqualification > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie over Don McIntyre* to win the title / Notes: It is unclear as to how
McIntyre came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows the Mighty Yankee (01)
defending the title against Dick Steinborn on September 21, 1960, in Columbus. Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

October 25, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Jan Madrid over Benny Matta > Women’s Tag Team Match: Barbara Baker & Peggy Allen over Penny Banner & Margie Ramsey > Tiny
Evans over Freddie Blassie by disqualification

October 26, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Dromo over Roy Nelson by disqualification > Women’s Match: Barbara Baker over Penny Banner > Loser Leaves
Match: Freddie Blassie over Dick Steinborn / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

October 28, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Women’s Tag Team Match: Penny Banner & Mae Young versus Barbara Baker & Gloria Barratini > Johnny Weaver
versus Tiny Evans > Freddie Blassie & Roy Nelson versus Ray Gunkel & Dick Steinborn / Notes: Before her death, Banner told us she
never teamed with Young, so it is believed their advertised match against Baker and Barratini never took place. Reginald Gable managed
Nelson.

November 1, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Benny Matta and Jan Madrid went to a draw > Danny Miller & Benny Matta over Jack O’Reilly & Jan Madrid > Freddie Blassie over Tiny
Evans

November 2, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Benny Matta and Jan Madrid went to a draw > Roy Nelson over Bill Dromo by disqualification > Bill Dromo & Benny Matta &
Tiny Evans over Johnny Weaver & Roy Nelson & Jan Madrid > Freddie Blassie versus Danny Miller ended in a no contest / Notes:
Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

November 4, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran over Al Galento > Johnny Weaver over Bill Dromo > Danny Miller over Jack O’Reilly >
Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* over Tiny Evans by disqualification to retain the title / Notes: Blassie had been the
reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Don McIntyre on October 21, 1960, in Atlanta.

November 7, 1960 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roy Nelson & Jack O’Reilly versus Danny Miller & Benny Matta > Freddie Blassie versus Tiny Evans / Notes: Reginald
Gable managed Nelson.

November 8, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Bill Dromo & Benny Matta over Johnny Weaver & Jack O’Reilly > Dick Amnotte over Al Galento by disqualification > Freddie Blassie
versus Danny Miller ended in a no contest

November 9, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Benny Matta over Jan Madrid by disqualification > Benny Matta & Tiny Evans over Reginald Gable & Jan Madrid > Texas
Death Match: Danny Miller over Freddie Blassie by disqualification

November 11, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Benny Matta versus Jan Madrid > Johnny Weaver & Roy Nelson versus Danny Miller & Bill Dromo > Southern Heavyweight
Title Match (No Disqualification / No Countout): Freddie Blassie* over Tiny Evans to retain the title / Notes: Blassie had been the reigning
Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Don McIntyre on October 21, 1960, in Atlanta. Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

November 14, 1960 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Penny Banner versus Barbara Baker > Johnny Weaver & Jan Madrid versus Danny Miller & Chief Little
Eagle > Bill Dromo versus Roy Nelson / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

November 15, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Bill Dromo and Jan Madrid went to a draw > Johnny Weaver & Jan Madrid over Dick Amnotte & Bill Dromo > Southern Heavyweight Title
Match: Danny Miller over Freddie Blassie* by disqualification; Blassie retained the title / Notes: Blassie had been the reigning Southern
Heavyweight Champion since he went over Don McIntyre on October 21, 1960, in Atlanta.

November 16, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Danny Miller over Johnny Weaver by disqualification > Chief Little Eagle over Jack O’Reilly at 13:00 > Danny Miller & Tiny
Evans & Chief Little Eagle over Freddie Blassie & Johnny Weaver & Jack O’Reilly

November 18, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Danny Miller & Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle over Johnny Weaver & Jack O’Reilly & Roy Nelson > Southern
Heavyweight Title Match: Tiny Evans over Freddie Blassie* to win the title / Notes: Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight
Champion since he went over Don McIntyre on October 21, 1960, in Atlanta. Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

November 21, 1960 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Johnny Weaver > Mixed Tag Team Match: Danny Miller & Barbara Baker versus Roy Nelson & Penny
Banner / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

November 22, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Bill Dromo and Derrell Cochran went to a draw > Chief Little Eagle over Jan Madrid > Danny Miller over Johnny Weaver

November 23, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Benny Matta and Jan Madrid went to a draw > Danny Miller & Benny Matta over Jan Madrid & Owen Henley > Chief Little
Eagle over Roy Nelson / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

November 25, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roy Nelson versus Danny Miller > Women’s Southern Title Match: Penny Banner* versus Barbara Baker > Cyclone Tag
Team Match: Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle over Freddie Blassie & Johnny Weaver / Notes: Ed Capral was the special referee for the
Evans/Little Eagle-Blassie/Weaver match. Reginald Gable managed Nelson. It is unclear as to how Banner came to be recognized as
Women’s Southern Champion. The last reference we have shows Gloria Barratini and Mae Young wrestling for the title on April 8,
1960, in Atlanta, though it is unclear which of them may have been recognized as champion at that time.

November 29, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Benny Matta over Jan Madrid > Mixed Tag Team Match: Benny Matta & Barbara Baker over Jan Madrid & Penny Banner > Southern
Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie over Tiny Evans* by disqualification; Evans retained the title / Notes: Evans had been the
reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Blassie on November 18, 1960, in Atlanta.

November 30, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Danny Miller & Bill Dromo over Johnny Weaver & Jan Madrid > Women’s Southern Title Match: Barbara Baker over Penny
Banner to win the title > Barbed Wire Fence Match: Roy Nelson versus Chief Little Eagle ended in a no contest / Notes: Reginald Gable
managed Nelson. Banner had been billed as Women’s Southern Champion since November 25, 1960.

December 2, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Danny Miller & Chief Little Eagle over Jan Madrid & the Masked Phantom > Mitsu Arakawa over Pepper Gomez > Loser
Leaves Match: Freddie Blassie over Johnny Weaver

December 5, 1960 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Roy Nelson > Joe Harrison versus Willie Love > Mitsu Arakawa versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes:
Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

December 6, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Mitsu Arakawa over Benny Matta > Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Willie Love* and Joe Harrison went to a draw;
Love retained the title > Southern Heavyweight Title Match (No Disqualification): Tiny Evans* over Freddie Blassie to retain the title /
Notes: Evans had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Blassie on November 18, 1960, in Atlanta.
Love had been billed as the Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959.

December 7, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Mitsu Arakawa over Benny Matta at 16:00 > Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Harrison over Willie
Love* by disqualification; Love retained the title > Indian Thong Match: Chief Little Eagle over Roy Nelson / Notes: Reginald Gable
managed Nelson. Love had been billed as the Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959.

December 12, 1960 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Joe Harrison versus Willie Love > Mitsu Arakawa & Benny Matta versus Gypsy Joe (01) & Chief Little Eagle > Roy Nelson
versus Bill Dromo / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson.

December 13, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Danny Miller versus Roy Nelson > Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Willie Love* over Joe Harrison to retain the title >
Freddie Blassie and Mitsu Arakawa went to a draw / Notes: Reginald Gable managed Nelson. Love had been billed as the Negro Menâ
€™s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959.

December 14, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Dromo over Gypsy Joe (01) by disqualification > Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Willie Love* over
Joe Harrison to retain the title > Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle over Freddie Blassie & Mitsu Arakawa / Notes: Love had been billed as
the Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959.

December 16, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle over Mr. X (11) > Mitsu Arakawa over Benny Matta > Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Title Match:
Willie Love* over Joe Harrison to retain the title > Don Leo Jonathan over Bill Dromo > Boxing Match: Freddie Blassie over Tiny Evans /
Notes: Love had been billed as the Negro Men’s Southern Heavyweight Champion since October 2, 1959.

December 19, 1960 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Joe Harrison versus Willie Love > Handicap Match: Tiny Evans versus Mr. X (11) & the Masked Phantom > Bill Dromo versus
Gypsy Joe (01)

December 20, 1960 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Danny Miller over the Masked Phantom > Danny Miller & Chief Little Eagle over Gypsy Joe (01) & the Masked Phantom > Midget Womenâ
€™s Match: Darling Dagmar over Baby Cheryl > Southern Heavyweight Title Cage Match: Freddie Blassie over Tiny Evans* to win the title
/ Notes: Evans had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he went over Blassie on November 18, 1960, in Atlanta.

December 21, 1960 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Tiny Evans over Danny Miller by disqualification > Farmer Powell over Owen Henley by disqualification > Tiny Evans & Chief
Little Eagle over Danny Miller & Gypsy Joe (01)

December 23, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Harry Smith & Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle over Red Dugan & Gypsy Joe (01) & the Masked Phantom >
Midget Women’s World Title Match: Darling Dagmar* over Baby Cheryl to retain the title > Ray Gunkel over Freddie Blassie by
disqualification / Notes: The origin of the Midget Women’s World Title is unclear to us at this time. Cheryl participated in an autograph
session for fans.

December 26, 1960 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Gypsy Joe (01) versus Chief Little Eagle > Women’s Match: Marie Martinez versus Fran Gravette > Mickey Blassie versus
Tiny Evans

December 30, 1960 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Gypsy Joe (01) over Derrell Cochran > Adrien Baillargeon over Harry Smith > Cyclone Tag Team Match: Ray
Gunkel & Chief Little Eagle over Freddie Blassie & Mickey Blassie > Special Attraction Match: Ed Capral versus Reginald Gable / Notes: It
was announced that Skull Murphy would be wrestling in Atlanta in January 1961. Baillargeon participated in an autograph session for
fans.