Hollywood, California:  January 4, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … The Swedish Angel b. Sockeye McDonald (2/3) …
Johnny Swenski b. Antone Leone (2/3) … Ken Ackles b. Red Lyons … Paavo Katonen
b. Joe Ferona … Gorilla Ramos and Billy Vargo drew … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)

Hollywood, California:  January 11, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … The Swedish Angel b. Sockeye McDonald (1-0)
(McDonald was unable to continue after the first fall) … Ken Ackles and Danny
McShain drew (1-1) … Johnny Swenski b. Paavo Katonen (1-0) (Katonen was unable
to continue) … Dave Reynolds b. Joe Ferona … Jimmy Lott and Mike Nazarian drew
… (promoter: Hugh Nichols)

Hollywood, California:  January 18, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Antone Leone and Swedish Angel b. Masked Marvel
and Danny McShain (2/3) (tag team match) … Ken Ackles and Johnny Swenski drew
(45:00) (1-1) … Billy Vargo b. Paul Bozzell (2-0) … Dave Reynolds b. Mike London …
George Dusette and Red Lyons drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)

Hollywood, California:  January 25, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke b. Gladys
Gillem (2-0) … The Masked Marvel b. Johnny Swenski (2:44) and Antone Leone (2:26)
(Marvel agreed to throw both men in sixty-minutes or forfeit) … Dave Reynolds b.
Paavo Katonen … Dave Levin b. Joe Ferona … Tony Morelli b. Mike Nazarian …
(promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  This was said to be the debut of women at the Hollywood Legion Stadium.  The
Los Angeles Times stated:  “Last year, Miss Burke traveled 90,000 miles from Maine to
Cuba and from Vancouver to Mexico City.  She won 110 matches.  She has an offer
from a big studio to make a full-length picture and may accept although she has no
aspirations as a glamour girl.  Her heart is in werstling.” Hours before her match, Burke
wired the Legion from Arizona, saying that she’d be late due to “train travel in
wartime.” She took a train to Pasadena, got in a car, changed into her wrestling gear,
and upon arriving at the Stadium, went right to the ring.

Hollywood, California:  February 1, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke b. Mae
Weston (2-0) … Danny McShain b. Antone Leone (2/3) … Sockeye McDonald b.
Kenny Ackles (2/3) … Tony Morelli b. George Dusette … Larry Ross b. Johnny
Swenski … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  The newspaper stated that Mildred Burke “startled the California commission a
few days ago by asking them to sponsor an all-girl show – something that hasn’t been
done any place in the country.” She offered to wrestle any man up to 150 pounds, and
within the last year, she reportedly beat 30 men in her 110 victories.

Hollywood, California:  February 8, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … The Swedish Angel b. The Masked Cougar (2-0)
(Cougar was unmasked to reveal Pierre DeGlane) … Danny McShain and Gorilla
Ramos drew (1-1) … Dave Reynolds b. Tony Ross (2-0) (second fall by DQ) … Buck
Davidson b. Red Lyons … Ted Tourtas b. Joe Ferona … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) …
(March of Dimes benefit show)
Notes:  Buck Davidson was billed as “Kenny Davidson.” Swedish Angel was called the
“man with the human mask.” In newspaper advertising, the Angel was billed as
wrestling the Masked Marvel.  The Green Hornet was supposed to make his local debut
here tonight.

Hollywood, California:  February 15, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Antone Leone and The Swedish Angel b. Kenny Ackles
and Sockeye McDonald (2/3) (tag team match) … Billy Vargo b. Tony Ross (2/3)
(third fall by DQ) … Gorilla Ramos and Dave Reynolds drew (1-1) … Buck Davidson
b. Mike Nazarian … Jimmy Lott b. Joe Ferona … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Note:  Davidson was said to be of the “Idaho Forest Rangers.”

Hollywood, California:  February 22, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Billy Vargo b. George Dusette (2-0) … Kenny Ackles
b. Antone Leone (DQ) … Buck Davidson and Gorilla Ramos b. Red Lyons and Tony
Ross (tag team match) … Tug Carlson b. Jimmy Lott … George Dusette and Ted
Tourtas drew … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  In his scheduled match, George Wagner was seeking to “reestablish himself as
California light heavyweight wrestling champion,” but he failed to show and was
replaced by George Dusette versus Billy Vargo.

Hollywood, California:  March 1, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Wrestling Tournament … Tony Ross b. Gorilla Ramos
in the the tournament finals … Buck Davidson b. Ted Tourtas … Gorilla Ramos b. Billy
Vargo … Tony Ross b. George Wagner … Gorilla Ramos b. Buck Davidson … George
Dusette b. Mike Nazarian … Joe Ferona and Antone Leone b. Tug Carlson and Pierre
DeGlane … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  The winner of the seven-man tournament was going to wrestle World Light
Heavyweight Champion Billy Rayburn next Monday.  Ross was an Alaskan wrestler.

Hollywood, California:  March 8, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion Billy
Rayburn b. Tony Ross (2/3) … Gorilla Ramos b. Paavo Katonen (2/3) (third fall by
DQ) … Kenny Ackles and Tug Carlson drew (30:00) … Antone Leone b. Pierre
DeGlane (21:15) … Buck Davidson and George Dusette drew (20:00) … (promoter:  
Hugh Nichols)
Note:  Rayburn, from Atlanta, was recognized as the National Wrestling Association
Light Heavyweight Champion.

Hollywood, California:  March 15, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … California Heavyweight Champion Rube Wright b.
Cougar (2-0) … Billy Vargo b. Tony Ross (2/3) (third fall by DQ) … Tug Carlson and
Antone Leone drew (1-1) … Buck Davidson and Dave Reynolds drew … Ted Tourtas
b. George Dusette (4:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  Cougar was not the same wrestler who was unmasked weeks earlier, known as
the Masked Cougar.  Vargo was in the Navy.  Wright wanted a match with Jim Londos.

Hollywood, California:  March 22, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Billy Vargo b. Billy Rayburn to capture the World Light
Heavyweight Title (2/3) (Rayburn won the initial fall in 12:04, Vargo won the second in
6:05 and the third in 7:00) … Paavo Katonen b. Gorilla Ramos (2/3) … Kenny Ackles
and Buck Davidson drew … Tug Carlson b. Paul Bozzell (DQ) … Red Lyons and Ted
Tourtas drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  The Los Angeles Times stated that Billy Rayburn looked like Charley Ray of the
old silent pictures and that he was “so fast” that he was called the “P-38” of the
grapplers.  There was a two-hour time-limit for the Rayburn-Vargo match, the
“distance required for all championships in California.” Rayburn “won the
championship from Wild Red Berry eight months ago in Oklahoma.”

Hollywood, California:  March 29, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … California Heavyweight Champion Rube Wright b. The
Mask (2-0) (second fall by DQ) … Tony Ross b. Paavo Katonen (2/3) (third fall by
referee’s decision when the latter was unable to continue) … Paul Bozzell and Antone
Leone drew … Dave Reynolds b. Buck Davidson (DQ) … Silent Rattan and Ted
Tourtas drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  Wright was called a “claimant of the world’s heavyweight wrestling
championship,” and he wanted to give $100 to the Red Cross in the ring.

Hollywood, California:  April 5, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Billy Vargo vs.
Tony Ross … Paul Bozzell vs. Antone Leone … Buck Davidson and Paavo Katonen vs.
Gorilla Ramos and Dave Reynolds (tag team match) … Tug Carlson vs. Red Lyons …
Kenny Ackles vs. Jimmy Lott … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Note:  Vargo was called the “first Navy man to win a world’s wrestling championship.”

Hollywood, California:  April 12, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Antone Leone vs. The Swedish Angel … Buck
Davidson vs. Gorilla Ramos … Paavo Katonen vs. Dave Reynolds … Paul Bozzell vs.
Tug Carlson … Kenny Ackles vs. Mike Nazarian … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Note:  Angel’s manager Jack Pfefer told the press that the only reason why his man
wasn’t the world champion was because the title claimants wouldn’t meet him.

Hollywood, California:  April 19, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … California Heavyweight Champion Rube Wright vs.
The Swedish Angel (2/3) … Tug Carlson vs. Antone Leone … Buck Davidson vs.
Dave Reynolds … Paavo Katonen vs. Mike Nazarian … Jerry Malone vs. Ted Tourtas
… (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Note:  Wright was called the World Heavyweight Champion.

Hollywood, California:  April 26, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Billy Vargo vs.
Tony Ross … Tug Carlson vs. Joe Savoldi … Gorilla Ramos and Dave Reynolds vs.
Buck Davidson and Paavo Katonen … Kenny Ackles vs. Paul Bozzell … Bill Calwell vs.
Jimmy Lott … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  Gorilla Ramos reportedly captured the World Light Heavyweight Title here.  
The bill above was listed in the Los Angeles Times.

Hollywood, California:  May 3, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Gorilla Ramos b.
Tony Ross (2/3) … Antone Leone b. Kenny Ackles (2/3) … Mike Nazarian and Dave
Reynolds drew (1-1) … Tex Hager b. Buck Davidson (13 seconds) … Dude Chick b.
Ted Tourtas (12:47) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Note:  Ramos was defending his “newly won belt.”

Hollywood, California:  May 10, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Billy Vargo b. Antone Leone (2/3) (Vargo won the first
fall in 11 seconds, Leone took the second, and Vargo won the decision) … Buck
Davidson and Tony Ross b. Tex Hager and Dave Reynolds (2/3) … Tug Carlson b.
Paul Bozzell (2/3) … Jimmy Lott b. Mike Nazarian (countout) (8:39) … Harry Cooper
and Ted Tourtas drew (30:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Note:  Vargo was reportedly joining the junior heavyweights.

Hollywood, California:  May 17, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Sockeye McDonald b. Antone Leone (2/3) (third fall in
5 seconds) … Tex Hager b. Buck Davidson (2-0) … Paavo Katonen and Tony Ross
drew (1-1) … Tug Carlson b. Jimmy Lott (15:00) … Kenny Ackles and Milt Olson
drew … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  Hager was a “dropkick specialist.” The Leone-McDonald bout was a wild melee.

Hollywood, California:  May 24, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Antone Leone and Sockeye McDonald wrestled to a no
contest (1-1) (police were needed to halt the action) … Tex Hager and Jimmy Lott b.
Buck Davidson and Paavo Katonen (2/3) … Paul Bozzell b. Tony Ross (41 seconds) …
Dude Chick and Red Lyons drew (20:00) … Milt Olson and Dave Reynolds drew (30:
00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (referee:  Pat O’Brien)
Notes:  Leone was called the “singer of the wrestlers.” Pat O’Brien was the “most
popular referee on the coast.” Tony Ross was said to be the “new Danny McShain.”
Extra police was on hand for the Leone-McDonald bout, and Leone “as usual” started
the ruckus.

Hollywood, California:  May 31, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Sockeye McDonald b. Antone Leone (2/3) … Paul
Bozzell b. Tug Carlson (2/3) … Paavo Katonen and Jimmy Lott drew … Kenny Ackles
and Buck Davidson drew … Tex Hager b. Tony Ross … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  The Leone-McDonald bout was the “wildest scheduled duel” in Hollywood
“since the days of Yukon Jake and Lord Lansdowne.” Among the stipulations for the
affair were three assigned referees, extra police, and winner takes all purse.

Hollywood, California:  June 7, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Sockeye McDonald b. Paul Bozzell (2-0) … Buck
Davidson and Paavo Katonen drew (1-1) … Al Williams b. Dave Reynolds (13:00) …
George Dusette b. Red Lyons (10:00) … Milt Olson b. Hugh Adams (17:00) …
(promoter:  Hugh Nichols)

Hollywood, California:  June 14, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Gorilla Ramos b.
Tex Hager (2-0) … Antone Leone and Tiger Tsakoff b. George Dusette and Sockeye
McDonald (tag team match) … Al Williams b. Bill Marcus (13:43) … Jimmy Lott and
Mike Nazarian drew (20:00) … Milt Olson b. Jerry Malone (9:51) … (promoter:  Hugh
Nichols) … (referee:  Pat O’Brien)
Note:  Ramos was of Sonora, Mexico.

Hollywood, California:  June 21, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … George Dusette and Sockeye McDonald b. Antone
Leone and Tiger Tsakoff (2/3) … Al Williams b. Paavo Katonen (2/3) … Buck
Davidson and Dave Reynolds drew (30:00) … Paul Bozzell b. Billy Marcus (15:07) …
Dude Chick and Mike Nazarian drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  This was said to be the first tag team main event at the Hollywood Legion
Stadium.  Al Williams was the “human ‘war map’ because of his tattoos.”

Hollywood, California:  June 28, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Al Williams b. World Light Heavyweight Champion
Gorilla Ramos (2/3) (non-title match) … Paul Bozzell and George Dusette drew (1-1)
… Tiger Tsakoff b. Antone Leone (2-0) (first fall by DQ) … Buck Davidson b. Jimmy
Lott (17:00) … Dave Reynolds b. Billy Marcus (13:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  Williams was from Chicago.  Davidson wrestled barefoot.

Hollywood, California:  July 5, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke b. Mae
Young (2-0) … Tiger Tsakoff b. Sockeye McDonald (2/3) … Buck Davidson and
George Dusette drew (1-1) … Kitty Duvall b. Gladys Gillem (7:00) … Paavo Katonen
and Dave Reynolds drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  Burke “has held the belt for the last year during which time she has traveled
60,000 miles.” Duvall was the “Queen of the Tennessee mountains.” Young was said to
be from Nevada.

Hollywood, California:  July 12, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Al Williams b. World Light Heavyweight Champion
Gorilla Ramos (2/3) (non-title match) … Antone Leone b. George Dusette (2/3) …
Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke b. Kitty Duvall (2/3) … Tug Carlson b. Mike
Nazarian (10:56) … Red Lyons and Tony Morelli drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh
Nichols)
Notes:  The Los Angeles Times stated that “Although Miss Burke is rated the world’s
lady lightweight champion in most states, California recognizes Miss Clara Mortensen
as champion.” The paper also noted that “Promoter Hugh Nichols has offered a purse
of $500 to the winner of a Burke-Mortensen match with all profits going to Service
Sports, Incorporated.  Miss Burke says she is eager for the match and will donate the
$500 purse, if she wins, to war benefits.” Burke was defending her title here against
Duvall.

Hollywood, California:  July 19, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Buck Davidson and Tiger Tsakoff b. George Dusette
and Jack “Sockeye” McDonald (2/3) (tag team match) … Al Williams b. Antone Leone
(2/3) … Tug Carlson b. Paul Bozzell (21:48) … Tony Morelli b. Paavo Katonen (1:19)
… Jimmy Lott and Red Lyons drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)

Hollywood, California:  July 26, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Gorilla Ramos b.
Al Williams (2/3) … Danny McShain and Billy Vargo b. Buck Davidson and Tiger
Tsakoff (2/3) … Tug Carlson b. Sockeye McDonald (countout) … George Dusette b.
Mike Nazarian (16:00) … Paavo Katonen b. Hugh Adams (12:00) … (promoter:  Hugh
Nichols)
Notes:  The Los Angeles Times said that Ramos was defending his championship
against Williams here.  He “has held the belt only a few months.” “Another
championship will be decided for the tag team unit when the two sailor lads, Billy Vargo
and Danny McShain battle Tiger Tsakoff of Bulgaria and Buck Davidson of Idaho.”

Hollywood, California:  August 2, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Danny McShain b. Buck Davidson (2/3) … Mae
Weston b. Mae Young to win a wrestling tournament … Mae Weston b. Flora Dern …
Mae Young b. Gladys Gillem … Antone Leone b. Jack McDonald … George Dusette b.
Tony Morelli … Paavo Katonen and Red Lyons drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh
Nichols)
Notes:  Weston won the right to face Mildred Burke on August 9 for the women’s
championship.  Dern was from Utah.  The winner of the Davidson-McShain bout was
going to wrestle Gorilla Ramos.

Hollywood, California:  August 9, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Gorilla Ramos b.
Danny McShain (2/3) … Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke b. Mae Weston (2-
0) … Red Berry b. Buck Davidson (2/3) … Karol Krauser b. Red Lyons … Tug
Carlson and George Dusette drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  Dusette was popular with local fans.  Krauser was making his local debut.

Hollywood, California:  August 16, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Danny McShain and Al Williams b. Red Berry and
Gorilla Ramos (2/3) (tag team match) … Karol Krauser b. Antone Leone (2-0) … Tiger
Tsakoff b. George Dusette (2/3) … Tug Carlson and Dude Chick drew (30:00) …
Paavo Katonen b. Jimmy Lott (14:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)

Hollywood, California:  August 23, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Red Berry b. Danny McShain (2/3) … Karol Krauser
b. Tiger Tsakoff (2-0) … Buck Davidson b. Al Williams (15:04) … George Dusette b.
Alex Kasaboski (8:47) … Dude Chick and Paavo Katonen drew (20:00) … (promoter:  
Hugh Nichols)
Note:  It was said that McShain’s Navy furlough was nearly over.

Hollywood, California:  August 30, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos b. Karol
Krauser (35:00) … George Dusette b. Antone Leone (2-0) … Alex Kasaboski b. Paavo
Katonen … Buck Davidson b. Billy Marcus … Jimmy Lott and Red Lyons drew (20:00)
… (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (5,000 fans)
Notes:  The Los Angeles Times stated that “This will be the first international
championship bout ever held at Hollywood and it is the first time Londos has ever been
out to the movie capital.”

Hollywood, California:  September 6, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Alex Kasaboski and Tiger Tsakoff b. Red Berry and
Gorilla Ramos … Tug Carlson and George Dusette drew … Paul Bozzell b. Antone
Leone … Buck Davidson and Joe Szabo drew (30:00) … Wayne Martin b. Jerry
Malone … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (4,500 fans)

Hollywood, California:  September 13, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Gorilla Ramos b.
Red Berry (2/3) … Karol Krauser b. George Dusette (2/3) … Danny McShain b. Paavo
Katonen … Tug Carlson and Tiger Tsakoff drew (30:00) … Red Lyons b. Joe Szabo
… (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (4,500 fans)
Notes:  The Ramos-Berry bout was a no-rules, non-title match.  Joe Szabo was called
the “brother of Sandor.”

Hollywood, California:  September 20, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Gorilla Ramos b.
Red Berry (2-0) (non-title match) … Danny McShain b. Alex Kasaboski (2/3) …
George Dusette b. Tiger Tsakoff (11:00) … Tug Carlson b. Paul Bozzell (DQ) … Red
Lyons b. Buck Davidson … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (4,000 fans)
Note:  Dusette was billed as being from France.

Hollywood, California:  September 27, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos b. Karol
Krauser (2-0) … Billy Weidner b. Danny McShain (2/3) … George Dusette b. Paavo
Katonen … Kenny Ackles b. Red Lyons … Red Berry and Wayne Martin gave a 30-
minute demonstration of “correct tactics in knife and gun battles” … (promoter:  Hugh
Nichols)
Note:  Weidner, spelled Widner in the Los Angeles Times, was a “newcomer to the
local wrestling world.” Martin was an athletic coach.

Hollywood, California:  October 4, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Red Berry and Tiger Tsakoff b. George Dusette and
Gorilla Ramos (tag team match) … Tug Carlson and Karol Krauser drew … Billy
Weidner b. Alex Kasaboski … Kenny Ackles b. Tony Morelli … Paavo Katonen b. Joe
Szabo … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (4,000 fans)
Note:  Berry and Tsakoff was “one of the best teams in tag wrestling,” and they were
risking “their laurels tonight.”

Hollywood, California:  October 11, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Red Berry b. Gorilla Ramos to capture the World Light
Heavyweight Title (2/3) … George Dusette and Karol Krauser drew (45:00) … Kenny
Ackles b. Tiger Tsakoff … Billy Weidner b. Jimmy Goodrich … Jimmy Lott and Red
Lyons drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)

Hollywood, California:  October 18, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … George Dusette and Gray Mask b. Red Berry and Tiger
Tsakoff … Gorilla Ramos b. Kenny Ackles … Billy Weidner b. Tony Morelli (DQ) …
Abe Stein b. Billy Marcus … Wayne Martin and Silent Rattan drew (20:00) …
(promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (3,500 fans)
Note:  This was Gray Mask’s local debut.

Hollywood, California:  October 25, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Gray Mask b. World Light Heavyweight Champion
Red Berry (2/3) (non-title match) … Gorilla Ramos b. Paavo Katonen (2/3) … George
Dusette and Tony Morelli drew (60:00) … Billy Weidner b. Paul Bozzell (DQ) …
Jimmy Lott and Abe Stein drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (3,500 fans)

Hollywood, California:  November 1, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Gray Mask b. Gorilla Ramos (2/3) … Tony Morelli b.
George Dusette … Paul Bozzell and Tiger Tsakoff b. Karol Krauser and Billy Weidner
… Tug Carlson b. Kenny Ackles … Red Lyons and Abe Stein drew (20:00) …
(promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (4,500 fans)

Hollywood, California:  November 8, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Red Berry b.
Gray Mask (2/3) (third fall by DQ) … Tony Morelli b. Karol Krauser … Tiger Tsakoff
b. Billy Weidner … George Dusette b. Paul Bozzell … Paavo Katonen and Red Lyons
drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Note:  The main event was billed as being a mask versus title match, but the Gray Mask
didn’t reveal himself after losing.

Hollywood, California:  November 15, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Gray Mask b. Danny McShain (2/3) … Tony Morelli
b. Gorilla Ramos (2/3) … Paul Bozzell and Tiger Tsakoff b. George Dusette and Billy
Weidner … Mike Nazarian b. Abe Stein … Paavo Katonen b. Paul Matty … (promoter:  
Hugh Nichols) … (4,500 fans)

Hollywood, California:  November 22, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Red Berry b.
Tony Morelli (2/3) … Danny McShain b. George Dusette (2/3) … Mike Nazarian and
Tiger Tsakoff b. Tug Carlson and Karol Krauser … Kenny Ackles b. Paul Bozzell …
Paavo Katonen b. Jimmy Goodrich … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (4,000 fans)

Hollywood, California:  November 29, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … “Sailor” Danny McShain b. World Light Heavyweight
Champion Red Berry (non-title match) … Billy Weidner b. Tony Morelli (2/3) (third fall
by DQ) … George Dusette and Mike Nazarian drew (30:00) … Paavo Katonen b.
Kenny Ackles … Jimmy Lott b. Abe Stein … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols) … (3,500 fans)
Note:  The Los Angeles Times stated that this was McShain’s “last local appearance
before leaving for active duty in the South Pacific battle areas.”

Los Angeles, California:  December 8, 1943
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos and Frank Sexton
drew (60:00) (no falls) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Red Berry b. Danny
McShain (2/3) … El Diablo b. Vic Christy (13:17) (Diablo was a substitute for K.O.
Koverly) … Tony Morelli b. Ted Tourtas (12:25) (Tourtas was a substitute for Kenny
Ackles) … Sandor Szabo and Rube Wright drew (30:00) … Tiger Tsakoff and Billy
Weidner drew (20:00) … (promoters:  Ray Fabiani, Hugh Nichols) … (benefit show for
“organizations approved by President’s War Relief Control Board, 100 per cent war
benefit show, 50 per cent to Service Sports, Inc.) … (8,500 fans)
Notes:  In the press reports, this show was said to be the “Greatest Mat Program in
Pacific Coast history,” and that “never before has so much glitering talent been featured
on a single program.” Both Fabiani and Nichols were contributing their services and
profits.  Service Sports, Inc. was headed by Jerry Giesler.  Londos and Sexton had,
reportedly, never wrestled before.

Hollywood, California:  December 13, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Red Berry b. Billy
Vargo (non-title match) … Gray Mask b. Danny McShain (2/3) (McShain punched out
the referee, nearly starting a riot) … George Dusette and Billy Weidner b. Tony Morelli
and Tiger Tsakoff … Buck Davidson b. Jimmy Lott … Paavo Katonen and Al Williams
drew … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)

Hollywood, California:  December 20, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Red Berry b.
George Dusette (2/3) … Gray Mask b. Tony Morelli (2/3) … Billy Weidner b. Al
Williams (DQ) … Buck Davidson and Mike Nazarian drew (30:00) … Paavo Katonen b.
Ted Tourtas … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)
Notes:  The Los Angeles Times stated that Dusette was the “youngster-of-the-year,”
and that he was “voted the best pupil of 1943” because of his steady improvement.

Hollywood, California:  December 27, 1943
(Hollywood Legion Stadium) … Gray Mask b. Red Berry to capture the World Light
Heavyweight Title (2/3) … Juan Humberto b. Tiger Tsakoff (2-0) … Tug Carlson and
Tony Morelli wrestled to a no contest … Billy Weidner b. Mike Nazarian … Ted
Tourtas b. Al Williams … (promoter:  Hugh Nichols)

Research by Tim Hornbaker
December 23, 2007
Hollywood Results - 1943