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DaClyde
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GADSDEN, ALABAMA 1933 (From the Gadsden Times)

The Gadsden Times announced on January 12th that Promoter Noel W. Ray would begin running weekly wrestling shows for the American Legion Etowah Post No. 5 in a new arena on 3rd Street just north of Broad Street. Ray would be using wrestlers provided by Chris Jordan.

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 20 January 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
Attendance: ~700
(American Legion Arena) ... Dale Haddock vs Al Santell ... Dutch Green beat Kid Lott

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 27 January 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
Attendance: ~500
(American Legion Arena) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Ernest Kelly (41:00, 2-1) ... Tarzan the Ape Man beat Dutch Green (2-1, 3rd fall COR) ... Referee: Fred DeMurray

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 03 February 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
Attendance: 850
(American Legion Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Jim Hesslyn (2-0. via 2nd fall DQ) ... Eddie Pope beat Eddie Elzea (2-1) ...

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 10 February 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Tarzan the Ape Man beat Kid Lott (30:01, 2-1) ... Jimmy Demos beat Roy Allen (27:06, 2-0) ... Referee: Sammy Milller

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 17 February 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Ernest Kelly beat George Harben (2-1) ... Tarzan the Ape Man drew Eddie Pope (60:00, 1-1) ... Referee: Roy Allen

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 24 February 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
Attendance:
(American Legion Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat Kid Lott (37:25, 2-1) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Eddie Elzea (41:50, 2-1) ... Referee: George Harben

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 03 March 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Lon Chaney (31:35, 2-1, 3rd fall forfeit) ... Fred Lassiter beat Dutch Green (26:41, 2-1)

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 10 March 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Tarzan the Ape Man beat Rough House Hagan (22:10, 2-1) ... Fred Lassiter beat Cowboy Roland (19:32, 2-1)

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 17 March 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Ernest Kelly beat Joe Dillman (35:40, 2-1) ... Lon Chaney beat Fred Lassiter (26:43, 2-1)

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 24 March 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Ernest Kelly (44:35, 2-1) ... Georgin Harben beat Eddie Elzea (39:52, 2-0) ... Referee: Sammy Miller

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 31 March 1933
Promoter: Noel Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Lon Chaney beat Jim Mellon (37:12, 2-0) ... "Rough House" Jack Hagen beat Jack Sherry (30:56, 2-1) ... Bob Burns beat Max Weiner (9:20) ... Referee: Ernest Kelly ... Jack Mellon (or Mellen) was listed as 170 lbs, wrestling fireman from Battle Creek, Michigan ... Bob Burns was referred to as a former University of Alabama wrestler

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 07 April 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Eddie Pope beat Roy Allen (8:00) in one fall, Allen was unable to continue after suffering a strained back from Pope's "crab hold" ... Eddie Pope beat Sammy Miller (24:52, 2-0) ... Cowboy Roland beat Jack/Jacques Moreau (24:41, 2-1) ... Pope wrestled twice to make up for the no-show by Scotty McNaught, who had been heavily advertised

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 14 April 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Ernest Kelly beat Al Stecher (33:25) via dq ... Jim Hesslyn drew Joe Dillman (60:00) with no falls ... David Lee Reid beat Bill Stewart (13:10) ... Referee: George Harben ... Reid and Stewart were listed as Gadsden locals

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 21 April 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Ernest Kelly beat Jim Hesslyn (34:20, 2-0) ... Eddie Pope beat Freddie Lassiter (27:12, 2-0) ... Referee: "Rough House" Hagen

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 28 April 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Al Stecher beat Eddie Pope (2-1) ... Ed "Bull" White beat Charlie Cure (17:20, 2-1) ... Referee Roy Allen ... Ed White listed as former Army football player and pro football All-American tackle

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 05 May 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Francis (Francois) Journee (26:42, 2-1) ... Ernest Kelly beat Clint McLeod (2-1) ... Lopez Brazile beat Lawrence Vinson (3:10) ... Vinson listed as local high school football star ... Brazile's name is also spelled Brazell and Brazill in subsequent mentions in the newspaper

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 12 May 1933
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... First show at the newly contructed outdoor arena at the American Legion golf course on First Street... Al Stecher beat Pat Corrigan (26:23, 2-1) ... Eddie Pope beat Pete Demetroff (2-1) ... Noel "Kid" Ray beat Dr. Roller (10:44, 2-1)
... the Times claims Corrigan was on the recent Savoldi-Londos card in Chicago (7 April @ Chicago Stadium), but the pre-show card and show results listed in the Chicago Tribune do not support that claim ... This was Noel Ray's first professional wrestling match

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 19 May 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat Kid Lott (25:17, 2-1) ... Tarzan, the Ape Man (George Romanoff) beat "Rough House" Jack Hagen (60:00, 1-0) ... Lopez Brazile beat Jimmy Price (1:55)

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 26 May 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Al Stecher beat George Romanoff (17:12, 2-0) .. Kid Lott beat Jack Hagen (9:10, 2-0) .. Clarence Bynum drew Kit Pritchett (15:00) .. Bynum is listed as from Emma Sansom High School

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 02 June 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Al Stecher beat Jack Freeman (32:00, 2-1) .. Stanley Buersch beat Hans Wagner (34:22, 2-1) .. Noel Ray beat Red Sanger (10:20)

Gadsden, AL: Saturday, 10 June 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Ernest Kelly vs Stanley Buersch (2/3 Falls, 2 hr time limit) ... Al Stecher vs Ripper Reeves (2/3 falls, 60 min time limit) ... show was delayed a day due to rain, no results were published

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 16 June 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Hans Wagner beat Stanley West (29:15, 2-1) .. Freddie Knichel beat Bulldog Mallory (23:49, 2-0)

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 23 June 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Walter Roxy (9:40, 2-0) ... Bobby Jackson beat Ripper Reeves (26:12, 2-1) ... Roxy is listed as a University of Indiana wrestling star whose only collegiate loss came in the 1930 Big Ten tournament ... Reeves is listed as a former University of Florida All-Southern guard in football.

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 30 June 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Bobby Burns (21:55, 2-0) ... Bobby Jackson beat Freddie Knichel (40:15, 2-1) ... Gadsden Times says Burns' real name is 'Tony Rico', a member of the 1928 U.S. Olympic wrestling team.

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 07 July 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Ernest Kelly beat Stanley Buersch (2-1) .. Bobby Jackson beat Walter Roxy (28:30, 2-1) ... David Lee Reid beat Bill Stewart via countout ... Buersch's loss reportedly ended a 180 match winning streak

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 14 July 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Ernest Kelly vs Stanley West ... Joe Gunther vs Vic Webber ... Noel Ray vs Bulldog Mallory

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 21 July 1933
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... "Queen's Night" ... Tuffy Cleet beat Ernest Kelly (48:30, 2-1) ... Henry Kolln beat Farmer Vance (21:34, 2-1) ... Noel Ray beat Bulldog Mallory (20:00) via dq

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 27 July 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Frank Buersch (20:15) via countout ... Vic Webber beat Mike Longon (24:49, 2-1) ... Referee: Ripper Reeves

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 04 August 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Vic Webber beat Dale Haddock (28:50, 2-1) ... Gus Pappas beat Pete Ramos (25:30, 2-1) ... Kid Ray drew Jimmy Shaber (15:00) ... Shaber is listed as "welterweight champion of Albania"

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 11 August 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat "Pop" Papas (27:40, 2-0) ... Vic Webber beat John Felix (36:19, 1-1) via dq ... Papas substituted for Cleet who was not cleared to wrestle by the on-site doctor due to a carbuncle

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 18 August 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Mickey McGuire (2-1) ... Henry Kolln beat Pete Demetroff (15:25, 2-1) ... Referee: Pappas

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 25 August 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Frank Buersch (22:42, 2-1) ... John Felix beat Dale Haddock (35:10, 2-1)

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 01 September 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Ernest Kelly (45:42, 2-1) via dq ... Vic Webber beat Eddie Baker (28:22, 2-1)

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 08 September 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Tom Galbos (39:50, 2-1) ... John Felix beat Pete Demetroff (20:05, 2-1)

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 15 September 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Mickey McGuire beat Jack Purdin (35:20, 2-1) ... Vic Webber beat Al Thompson (30:10, 2-0) ... Referee: Farmer Vance ... Purdin was a substitution for Tuffy Cleet who had been suspended by the state athletic commission. This may refer to an issue mentioned in the August 5th commission meeting minutes concerning Tuffy Cleet striking a spectator during a show in Sheffield, resulting in a $10 fine.

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 22 September 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Tuffy Cleet vs Roughhouse Sam Nelson ... John Felix vs Eddie Baker

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 29 September 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Tuffy Cleet vs Ace Judkins ... Freddie Knichel vs Eddie Baker

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 06 October 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Frank Buersch beat Otto Matulka (55:20, 2-1) ... Mike London beat Gorilla Tucker (2-0)

Gadsden, AL: Wednesday, 11 October 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... World Light Heavyweight Champion Hugh Nichols beat Frank Buersch (33:50, 2-1) ... Jack Purdin beat Jack Spurgin (11:00, 2-0) ... Spurgin was substituted for the advertised Otto Matulka

Gadsden, AL: Friday, 20 October 1933
Promoter: Noel W. Ray
(American Legion Outdoor Arena) ... Frank Buersch vs Bill Fulton ... Jack Purdin vs John McKee

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Just some comments:

George Harben (correct spelling) also wrestled as Baron Von Harben. He was later Big Jim Crockett's office manager for many years. His brother Charlie Harben was also a wrestler who ended up as a referee in Georgia and was Ray Gunkel's office manager. When the split happened in Georgia after Ray's death, Charlie spearheaded the mass exodus to All-South.

Dynamite Joe Dillman became a referee for the Welches when they owned the Gulf Coast territory in the 50s.

As I have mentioned before, Joe Gunther was later the promoter for Birmingham, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast area in the 40s and early 50s.

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Joe Dillman also refereed in Nashville in the 1960s. The article for that show with Joe Gunther says he was 19 years old at the time. So by the time he was 27, he was running the territory when Chris Jordan became too ill to continue, and ultimately died in 1940. So he was 27 and promoting in 3-4 states, in addition to getting pulled into the Army during the war.

I've got to get down to Birmingham to see if there is a better write up on Jordan than the weak, one paragraph death notices I've seen in other papers.

I've been trying to scour as many newspapers as I can from the region for 1933 to see if I can come up with a way to map out the circuit most of these guys were driving.

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Just got back from Decatur, and almost got all of 1933's articles from the Decatur Daily. I started with the July - Dec roll, but even by mid-July, the Decatur paper had taken to calling him Tuffy (Call the Cops) Cleet. The only infraction I could find in August was him slugging the referee on 29 August, that cost him 25% of his pay that night. So maybe it was just cumulative, though he was back on the card a week later, so maybe he was just unavailable to work in Gadsden that week.

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Thanks for posting these. I'm always on the hunt for more Pete Demetroff results, as he's a guy who I have been researching, and I didn't have the ones listed here.
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Sincere thanks from all historic grapple fans are due you. Keep striving. The work IS appreciated.

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HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 1933 (From the Huntsville Times)

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 01 February 1933
The local "40 and 8" organization announces its intent to begin bi-weekly matches at the Dallas Street National Guard Armory, with Chris Jordan promoting, provided the could deliver the cards as advertised. A brief attempt at wrestling had failed the previous August & September due partly to frequent card changes as well as poor weather. The initial card, scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd, was to include Eddie Pope vs Kid Lott and Dutch Green vs Tarzan the Ape Man (George Romanoff).

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 07 February 1933
Due to bad weather, and a poor expected turnout, the "40 and 8" contacted Chris Jordan to cancel the event.

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 21 February 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) The announced card of Tarzan the Apeman vs Stanley Buersch and Joe Dillman vs Ernest Kelly is cancelled when a crowd of less than 100 people, including free passes, is all that shows up. This would be the last attempt at wrestling in Huntsville until October.

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 04 October 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Jack Purdin beat Lon Chaney (2-1) via dq ... Gus Pappas beat Otto Matulka (35:50, 2-1) ... Referee: Musso ...Promoter: Fred Demeritte/Chris Jordan ... local wrestler Clifford "Happy Jack" Helton challenges Chaney after the main event

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 11 October 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Jack Purdin beat Gus Pappas (18:30, 2-0) ... Eddie Baker beat Mike London (27:30, 2-1) ... Promoter Fred Demeritte/Chris Jordan ... Helton again makes his presence known; the paper says he trained under Ralph Smith and has been working Smith's circuit in West Tennessee

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 18 October 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Jack Purdin beat "Rough House" Sam Nelson (2-1) via dq ... Francis Stull beat Stanley Hackney (28:00, 2-1) ... Referee: Bill Rush ... Promoter: Fred Demeritte ... Stull substituted for the announced Bobby Burns

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 25 October 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Jack Purdin (32:002-1 ) ... Freddie Knichel beat Francis Stull (25:00, 2-1) via countout when Stull missed a flying tackle and knocked himself out on the floor ... Promoter: Fred Demeritte

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 01 November 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Rough House Nelson beat Tuffy Cleet () via countout ... Rex Mobley beat Jack Spurgin (21:00, 2-1) via dq ... Referee: Tuffy Cleet (opener), Jack Spurgin (main event) ... Spurgin and Nelson brawled to end the show ... estimated attendance was close to 500

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 08 November 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... World Welterweight Champion Jack Reynolds beat Francis Stull (13:00, 2-0) ... Rough House Nelson beat Jack Spurgin (45:00, 2-1) ... Promoter: Fred Demeritte

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 15 November 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... World Light Heavyweight Champion Hugh Nichols beat Rough House Nelson (18:00, 2-0) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Walter Logan (2-1) ... Promoter: Chris Jordan

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 22 November 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Red Lyons beat George LaMarr (43:00, 1-1) LaMarr was unable to return for the third fall... Tuffy Cleet drew Dude Chick (60:00, 1-1) ... Referee: Tuck

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 29 November 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Dude Chick beat George Sauer (1-1) Sauer was unable to return for the third fall ... Joe Shimkus beat Red Lyons (30:00, 2-1) ... Referee: Coy Martin

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 06 December 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Joe Shimkus beat Dude Chick (34:00, 2-1) ... Basanta Singh beat Francis Stull (21:00, 2-1) ... Shimkus substituted for the advertised Tuffy Cleet

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 13 December 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Joe Shimkus beat Jack Newell ... Al Bafert beat Pat Murphy (31:00, 1-0) ... Promoter: Fred Demeritte ... Murphy substituted for the advertised Tony Catalina

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, 20 December 1933
(National Guard Armory, Dallas Street) ... Joe Dillman beat Walter Logan (24:00, 2-0) ... Suleyman Bey beat Jack Spurgin (29:00, 2-1) ... Promoter: Fred Demeritte

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DECATUR, ALABAMA 1933 (From the Decatur Daily)

Decatur, AL: Monday, 02 January 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tarzan the Ape Man (George Romanoff) beat Joe Gunther (2-1) ... George Harbin beat Tiger (Ernest) Kelly (2-1) ... Referee: Bob Knichel

Decatur, AL: Monday, 09 January 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Dale Haddock beat Freddie Knichel (34:45, 2-1) ... Dutch Green beat Al Sentel (37:40, 2-1) ... Referee: Bob Knichel ... Promoter: Chris Jordan ... Al Sentel substituted for the advertised Jimmy Demos

Decatur, AL: Monday, 16 January 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tarzan the Ape Man (George Romanoff) beat Dutch Green (23:25, 2-1) ... Jimmy Demos beat Jack Sherry (25:05, 2-0) ... Referee: Fred Demeritte ... Promoter: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Monday, 23 January 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Tiger Kelly (33:30, 2-1) ... Dutch Green beat Jimmy Demos (23:00, 2-0) ... Referee: Fred Demeritte

Decatur. AL, Monday, 30 January 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Jim Hesslyn beat George Harbin (49:31, 2-1) ... Joe Turner beat Bill Watson (20:00, 2-0) ... Referees: Aubrey Watkins (opener), Joe Turner (main event) ... Turner and Watson substituted for the advertised Ambrose Cole and Walter Miller

Decatur. AL, Monday, 06 February 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tiger Kelly beat Kid Lott (36:25, 2-1) ... Jimmy Demis beat Roy Allen (2-1)

Decatur. AL, Monday, 13 February 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Eddie Elzea (2-1) ... Kid Lott beat Pete Seajack (2-0) ... Referees: Fred Demeritte (opener), Kid Lott (main event) ... Promoter: Chris Jordan ... Kid Lott substituted for the advertised Tarzan the Ape Man (George Romanoff)

Decatur. AL, Monday, 20 February 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat George Harbin (36:10, 2-1) ... Sammy Miller beat Dutch Green (33:45, 2-1) ... Promoter: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Monday, 27 February 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tarzan the Ape Man beat Fred Lassiter (23:15, 2-1) ... Eddie Pope drew Rough House Hagen (60:00, 1-1) ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins

Decatur. AL, Monday, 05 March 1933
(Martin Arena) ... The advertised match was called off citing the "banking holiday". This was in reference to President Franklin Roosevelt's annoucement of a four-day banking holiday to keep banks closed until Congress could pass what would be the Emergency Banking Act, stabilizing the nation's banks following a cascading series of runs on banks by account holders.

The Decatur Daily reported on Marth 9th that the American Legion, at the suggestion of Chris Jordan, were considering moving their shows from Mondays nights to Tuesday nights. According to Jordan, there were already shows in Birmingham and Montgomery on Mondays and in Mobile on Fridays, so moving Decatur's show to Tuesday would allow for better access to talent. At the same time, Sheffield was running on Thursdays and Gadsden was also running on Fridays.

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 14 March 1933
(Martin Arena) ... George Harbin beat Eddie Elzea (49:30, 2-1) ... Eddie Pope beat Cowboy Bill Roland (20:55, 2-0) ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins ... Promoter: Chris Jordan ... Roland substituted for the advertised Jimmy Demos.

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 21 March 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tarzan the Ape Man (George Romanoff) beat Lon Chaney (2-1) via dq when Chaney threw a spectator's Coca-Cola into Tarzan's eyes ... Roughhouse Hagen beat Roy Allen (47:50, 2-1) ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins ... Promoter: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 28 March 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Eddie Pope beat Fred Lassiter (2-1) ... Jacques Moreau beat Roughhouse Hagen (31:55, 2-0) via dq ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins ... Promoter: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 04 April 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tiger Kelly beat Lon Chaney (58:26, 2-1) ... Tarzan the Ape Man (George Romanoff) beat Jim Mellen (25:55, 2-0) ... Referee: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 11 April 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Al Stecher beat Tarzan the Ape Man (George Romanoff) (21:45, 2-1) ... Lon Chaney beat Roughhouse Hagen (30:30, 2-1) ... Referee: Bill Hoskins ... Promoter: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 18 April 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Al Stecher beat Lon Chaney (27:00, 2-1) ... Jacques Moreau beat Roy Allen (26:50, 2-1) ... Referees: Aubrey Watkins (main event), Fred Demeritte (preliminary) ... Promoter: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 25 April 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Al Stecher beat Lon Chaney (34:05, 2-1) ... Tarzan the Ape Man beat Sammy Miller (19:10, 2-0) ... Referee: Kid Lott

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 02 May 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tom Galbos beat Kid Lott (29:00, 2-1) ... Ernest Kelly beat Cliff McLeod (33:10, 2-1) via dq ... Referee: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 09 May 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Pat Corrigan beat Lon Chaney (33:20, 2-1) ... Tom Galbos beat Charley Cure (25:25, 2-1) ... Referee: Pat Corrigan (preliminary), Charley Cure (main event) ... Lon Chaney substituted for the advertised Joe Dillman

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 16 May 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat Cliff McLeod (23:25, 2-0) ... Kid Lott beat Lon Chaney (46:35, 2-1) ... Referee: Tom Galbos

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 23 May 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat Alex Reeves (35:50, 2-1) ... Roughhouse Hagen beat Sam Bowen (30:35, 2-1) ... Referee: Bulldog Mallory

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 30 May 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat Tarzan the Ape Man (George Romanoff) (25:30, 2-1) ... Buc Lawson beat Bulldog Mallory (31:40, 2-1) via dq ... Amateur bout: Harry Lawber drew Hilyer Laymon (10:00) via tld ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 06 June 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tiger Kelly beat Al Stecher (2-1) ... Freddie Knichel beat Bulldog Mallory (27:13, 2-1) ... Referee: Alex Reeves

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 13 June 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tiger Kelly beat Stanley West (37:05, 2-1) via dq ... Freddie Knichel beat Joe Turner (13:45, 2-0) ... Referee: Hans Wagner ... Stanley West substituted for the advertised Has Wagner in the main event, Wagner having been injured in Birmingham the previous night

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 20 June 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat Tuffy Cleet (32:50, 2-1) via dq ... Stanley West beat Alex Reeves (27:55, 2-1) ... Referee: Murray Smith

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 27 June 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Hans Wagner (21:25, 2-0) ... Kidd Lott beat Tuffy Cleet (34:25, 2-1) via dq ... Referee: Murray Smith

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 04 July 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Kid Lott beat Bob Jackson (19:10, 2-1) ... Stanley Buersch beat Walter Roxy (33:40, 2-1) ... Amateur Match: Harry Lawber drew Hilyer Laymon (10:00) ... Amateur Match: Henry Knoblock drew Jim Bob Fowler (05:00) ... Referee: Bill Hoskins

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 11 July 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat Al Westergard (38:40, 2-1) ... Ernest Kelly beat Fritz Crane (27:35, 2-1) ... Amateur Match: Jim Bob Fowler beat Henry Knoblock ... Referee: Mike London

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 18 July 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Frank Buersch beat Gus Pappas (19:35, 2-1) ... Harry Kolln drew Vic Weber (60:00, 1-1) ... Referee: Chris Jordan

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 25 July 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Walter Miller (25:30, 2-1) ... Al Westergard beat Pete Demetroff (2-1) ... Referee: Tuffy Cleet ... Demetroff substituted for the advertised Pete Ramos

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 01 August 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Dillman beat Tuffy Cleet (17:40, 2-1) ... Dale Haddock beat Pete Demetroff (45:25, 2-1) ... Referee: Frank Buersch ... Haddock and Demetroff substituted for the advertised Stanley West and Tuffy Cleet preliminary. Cleet was moved to the main event and Buersch, originally scheduled to meet Dillman, took on referee duties

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 08 August 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Frank Buersch beat Joe Dillman (2-1) ... Mike London beat Dale Haddock (27:20, 2-1) via dq ... Referee: Bulldog Mallory

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 15 August 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Tiger Kelly (48:15, 2-1) ... Vic Weber beat Eddie Baker (2-0) ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 22 August 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tom Galbos beat Jim Hesslyn (2-1) via dq ... Vic Weber drew Dale Haddock (60:00, 1-1) ... Referee: Jack Purdin

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 29 August 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tiger Kelly beat Tuffy Cleet (2-1) ... John Felix beat Vic Weber (22:50, 2-1) ... Referee: Murphy of Dallas, Texas

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 05 September 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Lon Chaney beat Pete Demetroff (32:15, 2-0) ... Blacksmith Pedigo beat Mike London (33:25, 2-1) ... Referee: Dale Haddock

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 12 September 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Freddie Knichel beat Blacksmith Pedigo (23:50, 2-1) ... Tom Galbos beat Walter Miller (27:35, 2-1) ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 19 September 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Walter Miller beat Ernest Kelly (18:55, 2-1) ... Juan Cortez beat Farmer Vance (26:50, 2-1) ... Referee: Stanley Hackney ... Walter Miller substituted for the advertized Ernest Zellers

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 26 September 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Stanley Hackney beat Walter Miller (33:00, 2-0) ... Freddie Knichel beat Mike London (23:15, 2-1) ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 03 October 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Frank Buersch beat Pat McGee (31:45, 2-1) ... John Felix beat Gorilla Tucker (36:55, 2-1) ... Referee: Farmer Vance ... Pat McGee substituted for the advertised Tiger Kelly, Gorilla Tucker substituted for the advertised Freddie Knichel

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 10 October 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Stanley Buersch beat Gus Pappas (13:55, 2-0) via dq ... Jack Purdin beat John Fulton (2-1) ... Referee: Aubrey Watkins

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 17 October 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Lon Chaney (56:10, 2-1) ... Freddie Knichel beat Eddie Baker (2-0) ... Referee: Bob Knichel

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 24 October 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Frank Buersch beat Tuffy Cleet (23:55, 2-1) ... Dude Chick beat Rex Mobley (37:55, 2-1) ... Referee: Bob Knichel

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 31 October 1933
(Martin Arena) ... World Welterweight Champion Jack Reynolds beat Freddie Knichel (13:45, 1-0) ... Knichel was unable to continue due to a leg injury ... Pat McKee beat Stanley Hackney (24:20, 2-1) ... Referee: Gus Pappas

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 07 November 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Red Lyons beat Tuffy Cleet (29:50, 2-1) ... Pat O'Brien beat Walter Logan (28:00, 2-0) ... Referee: Gus Pappas ... Pat O'Brien substituted for the advertised Pat McKee

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 14 November 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Red Lyons beat World Light Heavyweight Champion Hugh Nichols (11:55, 2-1) ... The title was not on the line as both wrestlers were announced as being over the 175lbs weight limit for the light heavyweight class ... Pat O'Brien beat Joe Parelli (31:15, 2-1) via dq ... Referee: George LaMarr

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 21 November 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Pat O'Brien beat Frank Maleiwicz (44:50, 2-1) ... George LaMarr beat George Ligosky (19:40, 2-0) ... Referee: Coy Martin ... Attendance: 300 ... Frank Malcewicz substituted for the advertised Jack Spurgin

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 28 November 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Shimkus beat Sam Nelson (31:40, 2-1) ... Floyd Tuck beat Jack Delane (26:50, 2-1) via dq ... Referee: Sam Nelson (preliminary), Jack Delane (main event) ... Tuck and Delane substituted for the advertised Pat O'Brien and George LaMarr

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 05 December 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Shimkus beat Jack Spurgin (2-1) ... Walter Logan beat Basanta Singh (14:45, 2-0) ... Referee: Floyd Tuck ... Basanta Singh substituted for the advertised Red Lyons and the card was rearranged.

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 12 December 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Shimkus beat Tony Catalina (43:05, 2-1) ... Pat Murphy beat Walter Logan (24:51, 2-0) ... Referee: Floyd Tuck

Decatur. AL, Tuesday, 19 December 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Joe Shimkus beat Ernest Kelly (35:35, 2-1) ... Joe Dillman beat Jack Purdin (34:39, 2-1) ... Referee: Coy Martin

Decatur, AL, Tuesday, 26 December 1933
(Martin Arena) ... Tony Catalina sv Jack Spurgin ... Flying Dutchman vs Jim Lolas ... no results found

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I'm planning a trip to the Birmingham Public Library on Friday to see what I can turn up about Chris Jordan. Since that was his base while he ran pretty much the whole state in the 1930s, hopefully the papers there covered more than just the basic match adverts and results. I suspect this will be the first of many trips to B'ham.

I may also head to Florence on Saturday to fill in the gaps in Google's coverage of the Florence Times. Ultimately, I'd like to get all of 1933 in Alabama posted to this thread, and do separate threads for each year.

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Well, the Birmingham trip wasn't as successful as I'd hoped, but it was certainly enlightening. I had hoped to be able to grab scans of wrestling articles and results for a good part of 1932 and/or 1933. Aside from losing some 90 minutes to not realizing the microfilm scanner wasn't actually saving any of my scans, I found that the Birmingham News covered wrestling for several surrounding towns. Ultimately, I was only able to grab scans for March-May 1932, but those scans cover two promoters (Sam Siegel, heavyweight promoter working with the Duseks, and Chris Jordan, light heavyweight promoter) in Birmingham, Bessemer, Tarrant, Homewood and Fairfield. I sure hope Newspapers.com or Newsbank are working on digitizing more of the Birmingham News, or this is going to mean a LOT of trips.

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SHEFFIELD, ALABAMA 1933 (From the Florence Times)

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 05 January 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Jim Hesslyn beat George Harbin (2-1) ... Dale Haddock beat Freddie Knichel (48:00, 2-0) ... 3-Round Boxing Match: Buster Cox vs Putman Tilson

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 12 January 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Jim Hesslyn beat Joe Dillman (2-1) via dq ... Dale Haddock drew Joe Gunther (60:00) ... Referee: Ernest Kelly

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 19 January 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tiger Kelly beat George Harben (2-1) ... Tarzan the Ape Man drew Kid Lott (60:00, 1-1) ... all proceeds from the show went to Associated Charities of Sheffield ... Tarzan and Kid Lott substituted for Joe Gunther (who had injured his foot earlier in the week) and Jack Sherry

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 26 January 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tiger Kelly beat Eddie Pope (2-1) ... Jimmie Demos beat Walter Miller (15:00, 2-1) ... Miller substituted for Al Santell

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 02 February 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tarzan the Ape Man beat Eddie Pope (2-1) ... Kid Lott beat Dutch Green (37:00, 2-0)

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 09 February 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Eddie Elzea vs Joe Dillman ... Jimmie Demis vs Joe Turner

The microfilm archives of The Florence Times are missing issues from 8-22 February 1933.

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 23 February 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tarzan the Ape Man beat Pete Seajack (22:00, 2-0) ... Jack Sherry beat Joe Turner (2-1) ... Tarzan voluntarily unmasked, but did not announce his name ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 02 March 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Stanley Buersch beat Tiger Kelly (41:00, 2-1) ... Jimmie Demos beat Sammy Miller (32:30, 2-1) ... The "Gold Dust Twins" were scheduled to open the show with a boxing match, but forgot their gloves, so they wrestled instead ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 09 March 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Joe Dillman beat George Harben (2-0) ... Cowboy Boland beat Jack Sherry (2-1) ... The Gold Dust Twins remembered their gloves and boxed before the wrestling started

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 16 March 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Kid Lott beat Joe Dillman (43:50, 2-1) ... George Romanoff beat Rough House Hagen (40:00, 2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 23 March 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Jim Hesslyn beat George Harben (2-0) ... Eddie Elzea beat Dr. Fredericks (2-1) ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 30 March 1933
(Legion Hall) ... George Romanoff beat Eddie Elzea (2-1) ... Freddie Lassiter beat Jacques Moreau (23:00, 2-0) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 06 April 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tiger Kelly beat Jim Hesslyn (2-1) ... Rough House Hagen drew Roy Allen (60:00, 1-1) via time-limit draw ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 13 April 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Al Stecher beat Tiger Kelly (2-1) ... Roy Allen beat Jacques Moreau (2-1) via dq ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 20 April 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Al Stecher beat Rough House Hagen (2-1)... Kid Lott beat Freddie Lassiter (2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 27 April 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tiger Kelly beat Lon Chaney (2-0) ... Pete Demetroff beat Roy Allen (25:00, 2-0) ... Tiger Kelly substituted for Joe Dillman, who was injured in a match in Jasper earlier in the week ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 04 May 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Rained out ... scheduled card was Ernest Kelly vs Cliff McLeod ... Pete Demetroff vs Henry Clausen

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 11 May 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Rained out second consecutive week ... scheduled card was Francis Journee vs Cliff McLeod ... Rough House Hagen vs Pete Demetroff

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 18 May 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Stanley Buersch beat Kid Lott (2-1) ... Charlie Cure drew Tiger Kelly (60:00, 1-1) via time-limit draw ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 25 May 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Al Stecher beat George Harben (2-1) ... Ripper Reeves beat Lon Chaney (2-0) via dq ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 01 June 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Stanley Buersch beat Charlie Cure (2-1) ... Ripper Reeves beat Hunter O'Neal (2-0) ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 08 June 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Stenley Buersch beat Hans Wagner (2-1) ... Tiger Kelly beat Charlie Cure

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 15 June 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Joe Dillman vs Ripper Reeves ... Charlie Cure vs Stanley West

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 22 June 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Stanley Buersch beat Joe Dillman (2-1) ... Kid Lott beat Hans Wagner (29:30, 2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 29 June 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Kid Lott beat Ripper Reeves ... Walter Roxy beat Freddie Knichel ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dewey Robbins

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 06 July 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Joe Dillman beat Kid Lott ... Walter Roxy beat Bulldog Mallory ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Jack Freeman

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 13 July 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Fritz Crane (2-1) ... Vic Weber beat Al Westergard (26:00, 2-1) ... Referee: Ernest (Tiger) Kelly

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 20 July 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Walter Miller (27:00, 2-1) ... Pete Demetroff beat Mike London (2-0) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Bulldog Mallory

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 27 July 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Frank Buersch beat Gus Pappas (21:00, 2-1) ... Pete Demetroff beat Bulldog Mallory (2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Tuffy Cleet

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 03 August 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Pete Ramos (2-1) .. Bulldog Mallory drew Dale Haddock (60:00, 1-1) via time-limit draw ... Referees: Tuffy Cleet (preliminary), Bulldog Mallory (main event)

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 10 August 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Joe Dillman (2-1) ... Bulldog Mallory beat Jimmy Shaber (2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Mike London

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 17 August 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Dale Haddock beat Henry Kollen (2-1) ... Walter Miller beat Gus Pappas (40:00, 2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 24 August 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Joe Dillman beat Tommie Galbos (2-1) ... Pete Demetroff beat Eddie Baker (2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Jimmy Murphy

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 31 August 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Ernest (Tiger) Kelly beat Jack Purdin (2-1) via countout ... Dale Haddock beat Jimmy Murphy (2-0) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Strong

Sheffield, AL: Monday, 02 September 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Joe Dillman beat Blacksmith Pedigo (29:00, 2-0) ... John Felix beat Bill Hoskins (17:00) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Dillman officiated the preliminary while Hoskins and Felix shared referee duties in the main event. Tuffy Cleet was reportedly injured in an automobile accident and unable to work, resulting in the shuffled card.

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 07 September 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tom Galbos beat Tiger Kelly (20:30, 2-1) ... Blacksmith Pedigo beat Vic Weber (32:00, 2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Weber's loss was purportedly his first in 19 matches in the South

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 14 September 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tiger Kelly beat Mickey McGuire (2-1) ... Pete Demetroff beat Al Thompson (29:00, 2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Farmer Vance

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 21 September 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Roughhouse Sam Nelson beat Joe Dillman (2-1) ... Jimmy Murphy beat Gorilla Tucker (2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 28 September 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Walter Logan (26:00, 2-1) ... Lon Chaney beat Ace Judkins (35:00, 2-1)

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 05 October 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Tuffy Cleet beat Tiger Kelly (33:00, 2-1) ... Stanley Vance beat Gorilla Tucker (22:00, 2-0) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 12 October 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Jack Spurgin beat Tuffy Cleet (12:00, 2-0) ... Gus Pappas drew Eddie Baker (60:00, 1-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 19 October 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Jack Spurgin beat Rough House Sam Nelson (30:00, 2-1) via disqualification ... Lon Chaney beat Eddie Baker (26:50, 2-1) ... A 3-round amateur boxing match preceded the wrestling matches ... Referee: Bob Knichel

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 26 October 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Jack Spurgin beat John Fulton (25:00, 2-0) ... Joe Shimkus beat Floyd Tuck (2-0) ... (amateur match) Bobo Rand beat Mule Taylor (15:00, 1-0) ... Referee: John Fulton (preliminary), Hallon Box (amateur match)

Sheffield, AL: Thursday, 02 November 1933
(Legion Hall) ... Al Stecher beat Jack Spurgin (2-1) ... Pat McCarthy beat Tuffy Cleet (60:00, 1-0) ... Referee: Gus Pappas

I have to get back to Florence to get the rest of the year as Google News Archive doesn't have Nov-Dec 1933 online.

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I as a wrestling fan,am fascinated with southern wrestling.a lot of people dismiss them(gulas and ward bad payoffs,too much blood,etc),however they miss the big picture-the gulf coast and memphis are underrated.the champions could all wrestle(billy wicks one example)my family lived in new jersey,but we went to florida every year and got the dothan tv.i thought it was refreshing to not be tied to vince sr's product. I believe the welch family never really got the recognition they deserved. Also i firmly believe that the mid-america promotion saved the nwa by diverting ernest kafauver's attention away from pro wrestling in 1956(which got lou's attention because he sold his ownership)so if you call yourself a student of the game,true fan,etc,give the south an honest look-i think you'll be pleasantly suprised
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Just got back from Gadsden and picked up the first six weeks I was missing from 20 January - 17 March. I also realized I had misnamed some of my files and the shows after October 20th were actually from 1934. After working through the remainder of 1933, it appears that that (22 Oct) was the last show of the year. Shows wouldn't start back up until June 1st the following year.

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JASPER, ALABAMA 1933 (From the Mountain Eagle)

With so many towns being run on a weekly basis, Jasper was run less frequently in 1933, and the Mountain Eagle all but stopped mentioning match results in the announcements of upcoming shows.

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 18 January 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• George Harbut vs Joe Dillman
• Eddie Pope vs Tarzan the Ape Man

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 08 March 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Lon Chaney vs Ernest Kelly
• Tarzan the Ape Man vs Fred Lassiter

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 29 March 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Jim Hesslyn vs Lon Chaney
• Roughhouse Jack Hagan vs Roy Allen

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 03 May 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Kid Lott vs Tarzan the Ape Man

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 24 May 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Stanley Buersch vs Alex Reeves
• Bulldog Mallory vs Joe Fisher?

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 16 August 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Tuffy Cleet vs
• Referee: Jim Hesslyn

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 23 August 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Tuffy Cleet vs Jim Hesslyn
• Blacksmith Pedigo vs Pete Demetroff

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 06 September 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• John Felix vs Vic Weber
• Freddie Knichel vs Eddie Baker

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 13 September 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Tuffy Cleet vs Jack Purdin
• Freddie Knichel beat Vic Weber

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 27 September 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Tuffy Cleet vs Jack Purdin
• Freddie Knichel beat John Felix

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 04 October 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Frank Buersch vs Walter Logan
• Freddie Knichel vs Don Cortez

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 11 October 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Stanley Hackney vs Tuffy Cleet
• Lon Chaney vs John Fulton

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 25 October 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Frank Buersch vs Dude Chick
• Lon Chaney vs George Craig

Jasper, AL: Wednesday, 15 November 1933
(Jasper Theater)
• Joe Shimkus vs Red Lyons
• Francis Stull vs Joe Parelli

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