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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Alberto Torres; Ann Gunkel; Argentina
Apollo; Assassin #2 (01); the Avenger (02); Baron Von Raschke; Bearcat Brown; Bearcat Wilkerson; Ben Justice; Bill Bowman; Bill
Dromo; Bill Watts; Bob Armstrong; Bob Ellis; Bob Orton, Jr.; Bob Orton, Sr.; Bobby Cash; Bobby Duncum; Bobby Hart; Bobby Shane;
Butcher Brannigan; Butcher Vachon; Charlie Smith; Chati Yokuchi; Choo-Choo Lynn; Dale Lewis; Danny Miller; the Demon (02); the
Destroyer (03); Dick Steinborn; Donna Christianello; Dottie Downs; Dr. Blood; Duke Myers; Ed Capral; Eddie Graham; El Mongol; Enrique
Torres; Ernie Ladd; the Fabulous Moolah; Fred Ward; Fuji (02); Gordon Solie; Guillotine Gordon; J.C. Dykes; Jack Armstrong; Jack Brisco;
Jack Crawford; Jack Donovan; Jack Evans (02); Jan Sheridan; Jerry Oates; Jim Wilson; Joe Turner (02); John Black; Joyce Grable (02);
Judo Joe; Ken Haugland; Killer Kowalski; Koa Tiki; Krusher Karlson; Kubla Khan; Leon Ogle; Lilly Thomas; Lorenzo Parente; Mike
Graham; Mr. Wrestling #1; Mr. Wrestling #2 (01); Mr. X (20); Norman Keitzer; Norvel Austin; Oki Shikina; Ox Baker; Pantera Negra; Paul
Jones (01); Peggy Patterson; Ramon Torres; Randy Curtis; Ray Candy; Rock Hunter; Rocket Monroe; Ron Pritchard; Roy Lee Welch;
Sputnik Monroe; Super Inferno #1; Super Inferno #2 (01); the Super Infernos (01); Sweet Daddy Siki; Tank Morgan; Tarzan Tyler; Ted
Oates; Terry Garvin; the Texan; Tiger Conway, Jr.; Tim Geohagen; Tippi Wells; Tommy Seigler; Tracy Rivers; Wayne Cowan; Weldon
Johnson; Winston .

April 3, 1973 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Women’s Tag Team Match: Joyce Grable (02) & Tippi Wells versus Peggy Patterson & Dottie Downs > Cadillac
Tournament: Bob Orton, Jr., over Ben Justice to advance; Bobby Hart and Jim Wilson went to a draw to advance; Butcher Brannigan over
Lorenzo Parente to advance; and Sputnik Monroe and Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) went to a draw > Texas Death Match: Bobby Shane versus
Bob Orton, Sr. / Notes: Brannigan substituted for Bill Watts in the match against Parente. Winston escorted Shane to the ring.

April 3, 1973 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) >
Guillotine Gordon versus Kubla Khan > Wayne Cowan versus Bearcat Wilkerson > Krusher Karlson versus Koa Tiki > Randy Curtis
versus Bill Bowman > Dick Steinborn versus Tommy Seigler > Ron Pritchard versus Joe Turner (02) > Ray Candy & Ernie Ladd &
Argentina Apollo & El Mongol versus Jack Armstrong & Rock Hunter & Ox Baker & Assassin #2 (01) / Notes: Hunter managed Assassin
#2. Tiki participated in an autograph session for fans. It was announced that wrestling a card would be held at the Lakewood
Fairgrounds on April 10, 1973. The program for this card featured a piece, titled “How Wrestlers Keep in Shape�. Gunkel’s
column in the program noted that they were still taping matches at various shows around the state for their televised “All-South
Championship Wrestling� program, specifically mentioning that matches from a card during the week in Savannah had been taped.

April 3, 1973 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Evans
(02) over Pantera Negra > Jerry Oates over the Destroyer (03) > Bill Watts over Rocket Monroe > Boxing Match: Leon Ogle over Jack
Crawford by knockout > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong & Sweet Daddy Siki over Tarzan Tyler & the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 &
Super Inferno #2 (01)) / Notes: Crawford managed Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos.

April 4, 1973 (Wednesday) – Columbus, GA – Columbus Municipal Auditorium [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Jack Evans (02) versus Ken Haugland > Rocket Monroe versus Sweet Daddy Siki > Bill Watts versus Butcher Brannigan >
Bill Dromo & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) versus the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) > Fence Match (No Time
Limit): Jack Crawford versus Norvel Austin > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong* versus Tarzan Tyler / Notes: J.C. Dykes
managed the Infernos. Crawford managed Tyler. It was advertised that no managers or seconds would be allowed during the Armstrong-
Tyler match. Armstrong had been the reigning Columbus Heavyweight Champion since he went over Hiro Matsuda on January 31, 1973,
in Columbus.

April 5, 1973 (Thursday) – Augusta, GA – Armory (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Butcher
Brannigan versus Pantera Negra > Bill Dromo versus Rocket Monroe > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 (01)* versus
Super Inferno #2 (01) > Bobby Shane & Jack Crawford & Tarzan Tyler versus Bobby Cash & Norvel Austin & Sweet Daddy Siki / Notes: J.
C. Dykes managed Inferno #2. Crawford managed Tyler. Winston escorted Shane to the ring. Wrestling #2 had been the reigning
Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over Sputnik Monroe in a tournament final on March 2, 1973, in Atlanta.

April 6, 1973 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Jim Wilson versus Jack Evans (02) > Women’s Match: Donna Christianello versus Joyce Grable (02) > Cadillac Tournament:
Sputnik Monroe over Bearcat Brown to advance; and Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over Rocket Monroe > Bobby Shane versus Bob Orton, Jr. >
Bob Armstrong & Jerry Oates versus the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) > Bill Watts versus Tarzan Tyler /
Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Jack Crawford was handcuffed to Norvel Austin during the Watts-Tyler match. Crawford
managed Tyler. Winston escorted Shane to the ring. It was announced that Dr. Blood would be wrestling on the card on April 13, 1973.

April 7, 1973 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cadillac
Tournament: Sputnik Monroe over Jerry Oates to advance / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling�
television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

April 10, 1973 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Fairgrounds (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Battle
Royal: Ray Candy (Winner); Argentina Apollo, Jack Armstrong, Assassin #2 (01), Ox Baker, Bill Bowman, Randy Curtis, Guillotine Gordon,
Rock Hunter, El Mongol, Koa Tiki, Tommy Seigler, Oki Shikina, Dick Steinborn, Joe Turner (02), and Bearcat Wilkerson also participated /
Notes: It was reported that the purse for the battle royal was $2,000. Hunter managed Assassin #2. Charlie Smith and Tim Geohagen
were credited as being referees for this card.

April 10, 1973 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Women’s One-Night Tournament: Lilly Thomas (Winner); Tippi Wells, Jan Sheridan, Dottie Downs, and Peggy
Patterson also participated > Terry Garvin & Duke Myers versus Norvel Austin & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) > Cadillac Tournament: Jack
Donovan and Roy Lee Welch went to a draw; Eddie Graham over Killer Kowalski to advance; and Jack Brisco over Butcher Vachon to
advance / Notes: It is unclear as to the pairings of the women’s tournament, which was to determine the challenger to wrestle the
Women’s World Champion on April 20, 1973.

April 10, 1973 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates
and Rocket Monroe went to a draw > Chati Yokuchi & Fuji (02) over Norvel Austin & Bob Orton, Jr. > Bobby Cash over Butcher Brannigan >
Bill Watts over Tarzan Tyler > Macon Tag Team Title Match: the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01))* over Bill
Dromo & Bob Armstrong to retain the title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 (01)* over Sputnik Monroe to retain the title
/ Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. The Infernos had been the reigning Macon Tag Team
Champions since they won a tournament on February 27, 1973, in Macon. Wrestling #2 had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight
Champion since he went over Sputnik Monroe in a tournament final on March 2, 1973, in Atlanta.

April 12, 1973 (Thursday) – Athens, GA – J&J Center (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack
Evans (02) versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Bill Dromo versus Butcher Brannigan > Bobby Cash & Roy Lee Welch versus Chati Yokuchi & Fuji (02)
> Bill Watts & Bob Armstrong versus the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) > Rocket Monroe versus Mr.
Wrestling #2 (01) > Norvel Austin versus Tarzan Tyler / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Jack Crawford managed Tyler.

April 13, 1973 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Dr. Blood over Bearcat Brown > the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) over Bob Orton, Jr., & Mr. Wrestling
#2 (01) > Eddie Graham & Mike Graham over Sputnik Monroe & Rocket Monroe > Cage Match: Norvel Austin over Jack Crawford >
Cadillac Tournament: Bill Dromo over Tank Morgan to advance; and Bill Watts over Tarzan Tyler to advance / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed
the Infernos. Crawford managed Tyler. Following the Watts-Tyler match, Watts brutally attacked Crawford, reportedly requiring several
stitches to close a gash on his head.

April 14, 1973 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Jack Armstrong
versus Ernie Ladd > Ray Candy over Assassin #2 (01) > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) over Ted Oates & the Avenger (02) / Notes: This
was taped for the “All-South Championship Wrestling� television program, hosted by Ed Capral. Mr. X (20) managed Bowman and
Turner. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

April 14, 1973 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dr.
Blood over Butcher Brannigan > Norvel Austin over Fuji (02) > Bill Dromo over Rocket Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia
Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Solie reported that an unnamed person from Texas had placed
a $1,000 bounty for the mask of any of the top masked wrestlers in Georgia, and that he was flying Judo Joe in to wrestle Mr. Wrestling #1
on April 17, 1973. Bill Watts joined Solie, saying he had a good idea of the true identity of Dr. Blood.

April 17, 1973 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch versus the Demon (02) > Cadillac Tournament: Eddie Graham versus Tank Morgan > Bobby Cash & Norvel
Austin versus Chati Yokuchi & Fuji (02) > Judo Jacket Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 versus Judo Joe > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr.
Wrestling #2 (01)* versus Bobby Shane / Notes: Winston escorted Shane to the ring. Wrestling #2 had been the reigning Georgia
Heavyweight Champion since he went over Sputnik Monroe in a tournament final on March 2, 1973, in Atlanta. It was reported that Judo
Joe was flown in by an unnamed Texan offering $1,000 for the mask of any top masked wrestler in Georgia. It was announced that Jones
had been negotiating with Texas Heavyweight Champion Bobby Duncum to compete in the Cadillac tournament, but had been snubbed
during the process. It is unclear as to whether Duncum really held recognition of any such title at this time. The Dallas, TX, office during
this time frame, according to sources, does show a gap in their reported title histories around this period. Thus, we are left to only
speculate that he may have indeed been the recognized champion at the time of this card, rather than just being billed as such.

April 17, 1973 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Fairgrounds [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Oki
Shikina versus Kubla Khan > Koa Tiki over Wayne Cowan > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) versus Tommy Seigler & El Mongol > Dick
Steinborn versus Argentina Apollo > Ray Candy & Randy Curtis over Jack Armstrong & Ox Baker > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Bob
Ellis & Ron Pritchard over Rock Hunter & Assassin #2 (01)* by disqualification; Hunter & Assassin #2 retained the title / Notes: Mr. X (20)
managed Bowman and Turner. Hunter managed Assassin #2. Hunter and Assassin #2 had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team
Champions since they went over Steinborn and Apollo on March 20, 1973, in Atlanta. Charlie Smith and Tim Geohagen were credited as
being referees for this card. Candy participated in an autograph session for fans. The program we have for this card shows that Weldon
Johnson has replaced Tim Geohagen as Timekeeper. Some matches from this card were taped to be featured on their televised “All-
South Championship Wrestling� program. It also featured a piece, credited to Norman Keitzer, titled “Why Does the U.S. Dominate
Pro Wrestling and Lose in the Amateurs?�

April 17, 1973 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Choo-Choo
Lynn over Butcher Brannigan > Eddie Graham over Tank Morgan > Jack Evans (02) and Bob Orton, Jr., went to a draw > Jack Brisco &
Jerry Oates over Sputnik Monroe & Rocket Monroe > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong over the Super Infernos
(01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01))* by disqualification; the Infernos retained the title / Notes: Bill Watts was the special
referee for the Dromo/Armstrong-Infernos match. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. The Infernos had been the reigning Macon Tag
Team Champions since they won a tournament on February 27, 1973, in Macon.

April 20, 1973 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Paul Jones Sports Arena [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling)
> Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* over Lilly Thomas to retain the title > Norvel Austin & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over
the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) > Cadillac Tournament: Sputnik Monroe over Bob Orton, Jr., to
advance; Jack Brisco over Danny Miller to advance; Bill Watts over Dr. Blood to advance; and Mr. Wrestling #1 over Bobby Shane to
advance / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Winston escorted Shane to the ring. Moolah had been billed as Women’s World
Champion since she went over Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. The program for this card noted that Bobby
Duncum, although previously reported as turning down Jones’ offers to enter the Cadillac tournament, did express interest in the
$1,000 bounty placed by an unnamed Texan for the mask of any top masked wrestler in Georgia. It reported he knew who the Texan was,
and would be glad to come and collect. Following the Watts-Blood match, Watts removed Blood’s mask to reveal his identity as Dale
Lewis. It also featured a brief feature titled “Whatever Happened to the Famous Torres Brothers?�, noting that Enrique had retired,
Alberto had died, and that Jones was currently negotiating to bring Ramon back to Georgia.

April 21, 1973 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) Notes: This was for
the “All-South Championship Wrestling� television program, hosted by Ed Capral. Tapes from the Atlanta card on April 17, 1973,
were shown.

April 21, 1973 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill
Watts & Jack Brisco over Sputnik Monroe & Rocket Monroe > Cadillac Tournament: Bob Armstrong over Fuji (02) to advance > the Super
Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) over Bobby Cash & Roy Lee Welch > Mr. Wrestling #1 & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01)
over Chati Yokuchi & Judo Joe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by
Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Watts joined Solie to inform him since he had unmasked Dr. Blood on April 20, 1973, he
was expecting $1,000 from the unnamed Texan offering the bounty. Solie announced the bounty had been increased to $5,000, and only
applied to the mask of Wrestling #1. Watts replied that if the $1,000 was collected, he would accept the $5,000 challenge, as he has no
respect for men who hide their identity.

April 24, 1973 (Tuesday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) >
John Black and Kubla Khan went to a draw > Bearcat Wilkerson over the Champ > Tommy Seigler & Koa Tiki over Krusher Karlson &
Guillotine Gordon > Randy Curtis over Oki Shikina > Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo over Bill Bowman & Joe Turner (02) > Ron
Pritchard over Assassin #2 (01) > Georgia Brass Knucks Title Match: Rock Hunter* over Jack Armstrong to retain the title > Georgia
Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Candy* over Ox Baker to retain the title / Notes: Mr. X (20) managed Bowman and Turner. Hunter managed
Assassin #2. Hunter had been billed as the reigning Georgia Brass Knucks Champion since January 30, 1973. Candy had been the
reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he went over Assassin #2 on March 13, 1973, in Atlanta. Charlie Smith and Tim
Geohagen were credited as being referees for this card. Khan participated in an autograph session for fans. It was announced that
Baron Von Raschke would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. The program for this card featured a piece credited to Norman Keitzer, titled â
€œCan You Believe What You Read in the Newspapers?â€�

April 24, 1973 (Tuesday) – Macon, GA – Macon Coliseum (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tank
Morgan over Bobby Cash > Jerry Oates over Fuji (02) > Roy Lee Welch over Jack Evans (02) > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah
over Lilly Thomas > Leon Ogle over Rocket Monroe by disqualification > Bob Armstrong & Bill Watts over the Super Infernos (01) (Super
Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) / Notes: J.C. Dykes was handcuffed to Bill Dromo during the Armstrong/Watts-Infernos match. Dykes
managed the Infernos.

April 27, 1973 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium [P] (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship
Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Rocket Monroe > Bob Orton, Jr., versus Butcher Brannigan > Norvel Austin & Tiger Conway, Jr., versus
Chati Yokuchi & Fuji (02) > Cadillac Tournament: Sputnik Monroe over Bobby Cash to advance; and Bob Armstrong over Judo Joe to
advance > Jerry Oates versus Tank Morgan > Ramon Torres over Bobby Shane by disqualification > Bill Watts & Mr. Wrestling #1 & Mr.
Wrestling #2 (01) over the Texan & the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01)) / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the
Infernos. During the Watts/Wrestling #1/Wrestling #2-Texan/Infernos match, Wrestling #1 entered the ring and dropkicked Watts, forcing
him to fall on one of the Infernos for the pin. Wrestling #1 then tried to unmask the Texan, but Watts knocked him out of the way to finish
the job, revealing the Texan’s identity as Bobby Duncum, allowing Watts to claim another $1,000 bounty from the unnamed Texan
looking for the masks of top masked wrestlers in Georgia, who was also offering $5,000 for the mask of Wrestling #1. Winston escorted
Shane to the ring.

April 28, 1973 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Ted Oates and
Tracy Rivers went to a draw > Bob Ellis & Ron Pritchard & El Mongol versus Rock Hunter & Guillotine Gordon & Assassin #2 (01) / Notes:
This was taped for the “All-South Championship Wrestling� television program, hosted by Ed Capral. Hunter managed Assassin
#2.

April 28, 1973 (Saturday) – Atlanta, GA – WTCG Studios (Paul Jones (01) – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sputnik
Monroe over Bob Orton, Jr. > Norvel Austin & Mr. Wrestling #2 (01) over the Super Infernos (01) (Super Inferno #1 & Super Inferno #2 (01))
by disqualification > Jack Brisco over Danny Miller > Mr. Wrestling #1 over Bobby Shane by disqualification > Bill Watts over Dale Lewis /
Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling� television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes
managed the Infernos. Winston escorted Shane to the ring. Watts joined Solie to say he had collected the $2,000 for unmasking Dr.
Blood and the Texan, and now wanted to collect the $5,000 bounty for unmasking Wrestling #1. Wrestling #1 accepted the challenge, and
even offered to remove his mask if he lost the match, which was set for May 4, 1973.