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CARDS & RESULTS: 1960s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Baby Cheryl; the Bat (03); Bette Boucher;
Betty Ann Spencer; Bill Sky; Bill Zabo; the Black Panther (04); Bob Eisenburg; Bob Ellis; Bronko Lubich; Buck Jones (02); Bulldog Lawley;
Charlie Keene; Chief Little Eagle; Choo-Choo Lynn; Derrell Cochran; Dolly Darcel; Don McIntyre; Dot Dotson; Eddie Graham; Ella
Charles; Elmo Chappell; the Fabulous Moolah; Farmer Powell; Fred Ward; Freddie Blassie; Furman Bisher; George Bell; George Grant;
Harry Smith; Homer O’Dell; Jack Armstrong; Jim Ballard; Joe Tomasso; John Paul Henning; Jose Quintero; Lenny Montana; Les
Ruffen; Little Bobo; Lou Thesz; Matt Jewell; Mike Paidousis; Paul Harrison; Prince Omar; Ray Gunkel; Rito Carreon; Sailor Moran; Steve
Bolus; the Steve Boys; Steve Kovacs; Steve Manderson; Sweet Georgia Brown; Tarzan Tyler; Tarzan White; Ted Evans; Tina Cole; Tito
Carreon; Verne Gagne.

January 1, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Chief Little Eagle over Jose Quintero > Mike Paidousis over Rito Carreon > World Heavyweight Title Match: Choo-Choo Lynn over Freddie
Blassie* by disqualification; Blassie retained the title / Notes: Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29,
1962.

January 2, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran over Jose Quintero > Mike Paidousis versus Chief Little Eagle ended in a no contest > World Heavyweight
Title Match: Freddie Blassie* over Rito Carreon to retain the title / Notes: Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since
June 29, 1962.

January 4, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Homer O’Dell over Jose Quintero > Mike Paidousis and Lenny Montana went to a draw > Bronko Lubich over Chief Little
Eagle > the Bat (03) over Rito Carreon > World Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* and Ray Gunkel went to a draw; Blassie
retained the title / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich. Les Ruffen was the special referee for the Gunkel-Blassie match. Blassie
had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962. It was announced that John Paul Henning, the Bat (03), and the
Steve Boys (Steve Bolus and Steve Kovacs) would be wrestling on the card on January 11, 1963, and that Bob Ellis would be wrestling on
the card on January 18, 1963.

January 7, 1963 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Bronko Lubich > Mike Paidousis versus Lenny Montana > Chief Little Eagle versus the Bat (03) /
Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 8, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Choo-Choo Lynn over Jose Quintero > Lenny Montana over Mike Paidousis > Bronko Lubich over Bob Eisenburg > the Bat (03) over Chief
Little Eagle / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 9, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran over Mike Paidousis by disqualification > Homer O’Dell over Jose Quintero at 5:00 > the Bat (03) over
Chief Little Eagle at 11:00 > Bronko Lubich over Lenny Montana / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 11, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Steve Bolus over Lenny Montana > Steve Kovacs over Bronko Lubich > the Bat (03) over Chief Little Eagle >
John Paul Henning over Mike Paidousis > World Heavyweight Title Match (No Disqualification): Freddie Blassie* over Eddie Graham to
retain the title / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich. Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29,
1962.

January 15, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Steve Kovacs and the Bat (03) went to a draw > John Paul Henning over Lenny Montana > the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs)
and Bronko Lubich & the Bat (03) went to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 16, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Steve Bolus versus the Bat (03) > Midget Women’s Match: Dolly Darcel over Baby Cheryl > John Paul
Henning over Lenny Montana > Steve Kovacs over Bronko Lubich by disqualification / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 18, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Bronko Lubich over Steve Bolus > Lenny Montana over Steve Kovacs > Mixed Tag Team Match: Paul Harrison
& Tina Cole over Jim Ballard & Ella Charles > No Disqualification / No Countout Match: Eddie Graham & Bob Ellis over Lenny Montana &
the Bat (03) / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich. Montana substituted for Freddie Blassie to team with the Bat in the match
against Graham and Ellis. As part of the stipulation, the Bat was forced to unmask following the match, and was identified as Joe
Tomasso. Tomasso continued to wear the mask afterwards. It was reported that Blassie could not wrestle because he had five broken
ribs.

January 21, 1963 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Bronko Lubich > the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) versus Lenny Montana & the Bat (03) /
Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 22, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Lenny Montana and Choo-Choo Lynn went to a draw > John Paul Henning over Homer O’Dell by disqualification > Bronko Lubich &
the Bat (03) over the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 23, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Steve Bolus over Homer O’Dell by disqualification > Lenny Montana over Derrell Cochran > John Paul
Henning and the Bat (03) went to a draw at 30:00 > Bronko Lubich over Steve Kovacs / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 25, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Steve Bolus over Sailor Moran > Steve Kovacs over Bob Eisenburg > John Paul Henning versus Bob
Eisenburg > Bob Ellis over Lenny Montana > Verne Gagne over Bronko Lubich by disqualification / Notes: Eisenburg substituted for Joe
Tomasso in the match against Kovacs, canceling the Eisenburg-Henning match. It is unclear as to whether Henning showed up as
advertised. Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 29, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
John Paul Henning over George Bell by disqualification > Lenny Montana over Derrell Cochran > the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve
Kovacs) over Bronko Lubich & the Bat (03) by disqualification / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

January 30, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran over George Bell by disqualification > Lenny Montana over John Paul Henning > the Steve
Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) over Bronko Lubich & the Bat (03) / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

February 1, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Bronko Lubich > Lenny Montana over George Bell > the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs)
over Sailor Moran & the Bat (03) > World Heavyweight Title Match (No Disqualification): Eddie Graham over Freddie Blassie* to win the
title / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich. Graham was declared the winner of his match when Blassie was unable to continue
the match. Blassie had been billed as World Heavyweight Champion since June 29, 1962. Graham’s plane from Florida had been
forced to land in Birmingham, AL, as Atlanta was experiencing bad weather, and he had to endure a three-hour taxi ride to Atlanta.
Blassie later complained that his ribs were hindering him and the title should not have been allowed to change hands, but his
complaints did not change the decision. However, Graham agreed to a return match on February 8, 1963.

February 5, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
George Bell and the Bat (03) went to a draw > the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) over Bronko Lubich & Prince Omar > Georgia
Heavyweight Title Match: Choo-Choo Lynn* over Lenny Montana by disqualification to retain the title / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed
Lubich. The origin of this version of the Georgia Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time. However, we do know that this version and
the one that would later extend from 1964 through 1981 were not the same.

February 8, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Lenny Montana over Sailor Moran > the Bat (03) over Prince Omar > the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) over
George Bell & Bronko Lubich > World Heavyweight Title Match: Eddie Graham* over Freddie Blassie to retain the title / Notes: Homer Oâ
€™Dell managed Lubich. Graham had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he went over Blassie on February 1, 1963,
in Atlanta. Atlanta Constitution Sports Editor Furman Bisher was reportedly in attendance for this card.

February 12, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Chief Little Eagle over Prince Omar > the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) over George Bell & Bronko Lubich > No
Disqualification Match: Lenny Montana and Choo-Choo Lynn went to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

February 13, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana and the Bat (03) went to a draw > Chief Little Eagle over Prince Omar at 11:00 > the Steve
Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) over Homer O’Dell & Bronko Lubich / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich.

February 15, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia
Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana and the Bat (03) went to a draw > Chief Little Eagle over Prince Omar > the Steve Boys (Steve
Bolus & Steve Kovacs) over Homer O’Dell & Bronko Lubich > Texas Death Loser Leaves Match: Ray Gunkel over Freddie Blassie at
19:00 / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Lubich. It was announced that Betty Ann Spencer, Eddie Graham, Rito Carreon, and Tito
Carreon would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. It was also announced that McIntyre was negotiating with the Fabulous Moolah for future
dates.

February 19, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Chief Little Eagle over George Bell > Lenny Montana & the Bat (03) over the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) > Women’s
World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* over Bette Boucher to retain the title / Notes: Moolah had been billed as Women’s World
Champion since she went over Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed
champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964.

February 20, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle versus the Bat (03) ended in a no contest > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah over Bette Boucher
two falls to none > the Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) over George Bell & Lenny Montana by disqualification two falls to one /
Notes: The Bat opened a cut over Little Eagle’s eye during their match. It was reported that 1,474 were in attendance for this card.

February 22, 1963 (Friday) – Griffin, GA (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was advertised
for this date, but no further information has been found.

February 22, 1963 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Bill Zabo versus Matt Jewell > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* over Bette Boucher at 31:00 to retain the title > the
Steve Boys (Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs) over Lenny Montana & Prince Omar / Notes: Moolah had been billed as Women’s World
Champion since she went over Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed
champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964.

February 26, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Farmer Powell and Prince Omar went to a draw > Matt Jewell over the Black Panther (04) at 6:25 > Lenny Montana & the Bat (03) over
Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle by disqualification

February 27, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Lenny Montana over Prince Omar at 11:00 > Matt Jewell over the Black Panther (04) at 4:00 > Derrell Cochran and George
Bell went to a draw at 20:00 > Chief Little Eagle versus the Bat (03) ended in a no contest

March 1, 1963 (Friday) – Griffin, GA (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was advertised for
this date, but no further information has been found.

March 1, 1963 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray
Gunkel & Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle over Lenny Montana & George Bell & Prince Omar

March 4, 1963 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Lenny Montana / Notes: Chief Little Eagle was barred from ringside during the match.

March 5, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Charlie Keene over George Grant > Tarzan White over Prince Omar > Derrell Cochran and George Bell went to a draw at 45:00 > Choo-
Choo Lynn & Chief Little Eagle versus Lenny Montana & the Bat (03) ended in a no contest

March 6, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Sky versus Prince Omar > George Bell versus Tarzan White > Charlie Keene over Lenny Montana by disqualification >
Chief Little Eagle over the Bat (03) / Notes: It was reported that 670 were in attendance for this card. During the Little Eagle-Bat match,
Little Eagle removed the Bat’s mask to identify him as Joe Tomasso. This had already been done in Atlanta on January 18, 1963, but
he had continued to wear the mask despite his identity being known to Atlanta fans.

March 8, 1963 (Friday) – Griffin, GA (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was advertised for
this date, but no further information has been found.

March 8, 1963 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Charlie Keene versus George Bell > Bill Sky versus Tarzan White > Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle

March 9, 1963 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Chief Little Eagle (Winner); Lenny Montana, Derrell Cochran, the Bat (03), Charlie Keene, George Grant, and
Prince Omar > Matt Jewell over the Black Panther (04) > the Bat (03) over Prince Omar > Derrell Cochran over George Grant > Lenny
Montana over Charlie Keene > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* over Dot Dotson to retain the title > Tarzan Tyler
over Ray Gunkel / Notes: The battle royal was to determine matches on the card, with the winner receiving a bonus, but the amount of the
bonus was not reported. Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she went over Judy Grable on September 18,
1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta
on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964. It was announced that Eddie Graham would be wrestling on
the card on March 15, 1963, and that Lou Thesz would be wrestling on the card on March 29, 1963. It was also announced that Jack
Armstrong and Buck Jones (02) would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

March 11, 1963 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Charlie Keene versus Tarzan Tyler > Mixed Tag Team Match: Jim Ballard & Betty Ann Spencer versus Paul Harrison & Sweet
Georgia Brown > Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle

March 12, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Lenny Montana over Charlie Keene > the Bat (03) over Bob Eisenburg > Chief Little Eagle over George Bell > Tarzan Tyler over Choo-
Choo Lynn

March 13, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > the Bat (03) over Charlie Keene at 15:00 > Jim Ballard over Paul Harrison > Chief Little Eagle over Tarzan Tyler by
disqualification

March 15, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > George Bell versus Prince Omar > Matt Jewell & Jim Ballard over Paul Harrison & Little Bobo > Chief Little Eagle over Lenny
Montana > World Heavyweight Title Match: Eddie Graham* over Tarzan Tyler by disqualification to retain the title / Notes: The
Jewell/Ballard-Harrison/Bobo match was advertised to be a Mixed Tag Team Match, but Jewell substituted for Betty Ann Spencer and
Bobo substituted for Sweet Georgia Brown. Graham had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he went over Freddie
Blassie on February 1, 1963, in Atlanta.

March 18, 1963 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Buck Jones (02) versus Tarzan Tyler > Jack Armstrong versus George Bell > Derrell Cochran versus the Bat (03) > Death
Match: Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle

March 19, 1963 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buck
Jones (02) and the Bat (03) went to a draw > Lenny Montana over Jack Armstrong > Charlie Keene over Prince Omar > Choo-Choo Lynn
over Tarzan Tyler by disqualification

March 20, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > George Bell and Buck Jones (02) went to a draw > Derrell Cochran over Prince Omar > the Bat (03) over Jack Armstrong at
15:00 > Tarzan Tyler over Tarzan White

March 22, 1963 (Friday) – Marietta, GA – Larry Bell Auditorium (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) >
Derrell Cochran over Prince Omar > Tarzan White over George Bell > Tarzan Tyler over Harry Smith

March 25, 1963 (Monday) – Augusta, GA – William Bell Auditorium (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Matt Jewell versus Little Bobo > Buck Jones (02) versus the Bat (03) > Jack Armstrong versus Chief Little Eagle > Lenny
Montana versus Tarzan Tyler

March 27, 1963 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Sports Arena (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong over Bulldog Lawley at 12:00 > Chief Little Eagle over George Bell > Tarzan Tyler over Buck Jones (02) > the
Bat (03) over Ted Evans

March 29, 1963 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [
Program] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong over George Bell > Derrell Cochran over Buck Jones (02) > Chief Little Eagle over the Bat (03) > Lenny
Montana over Ted Evans > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Lou Thesz* and Tarzan Tyler went to a draw; Thesz retained the title /
Notes: Thesz had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he went over Buddy Rogers on January 24, 1963, in
Toronto, ON.