Los Angeles, California:  January 4, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … California State Heavyweight Champion Hard Boiled Haggerty b.
Chief Thunderbird (9:43) (Thunderbird suffered a fractured jaw and was unable to
continue) … Killer Shikuma b. Rasputin (DQ) (12:35) (Rasputin was initially supposed to
be wrestle Sammy Stein for the “Jewish championship,” but had an injured leg and was
unable to compete) (Stein, instead, refereed the Shikuma-Rasputin bout) … Terry
McGinnis b. Mexico Sanooke (11:50) … Nick Lutze b. Dr. Fred Meyers (18:38) … Mike
Mazurki b. Baron Ginsberg (11:42) … Paul Boesch and Tom Zaharias drew (20:00) …
Dave Levin b. Leo Karlinki (8:45) … Del Kunkel b. Mitsui Hamanaka (5:45) … (promoter:  
Jack Daro) … (referees:  Don McDonald, Dick Rutherford, Sammy Stein) … (physican:  Dr.
Lloyd Mace) … (7,500 fans)

*The January 11, 1939 edition of the Los Angeles Times had a photo of Jim Londos
displaying his championship title belt.

Los Angeles, California:  January 11, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos b. Hard Boiled
Haggerty (2/3) (third fall by DQ) (Londos won the first fall in 16:35, Haggerty won the
second in 3:55) (the newspaper said Londos received “the worst pummelling of his 20-
year career” and that for the “first time Londos’s shoulders have been to the mat in 8
years.”) (the crowd was into the dramatic match) … Gorilla Macias b. Mexico Sanooke (2:
47) … Paul Boesch and Floyd Marshall drew (20:00) … Tom Zaharias b. Shuniki Shikuma
(12:26) … Sockeye McDonald b. Vic Hill (9:47) … Nick Lutze b. Mike Mazurki (16:46) … Ed
Meske b. Rusty Westcoatt (14:55) … Floyd Hansen b. Joe Campbell (11:06) …
(promoter:  Jack Daro) … (referee:  Don McDonald) … (10,400 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  January 18, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … Sandor Szabo b. Tom Zaharias (13:47) … Gorilla Macias b. El
Pulpo (2-0) (billed as being for the Mexican heavyweight championship) … Ted Christy
and Ed Meske drew (30:00) … Howard Cantonwine b. Shuniki Shikuma (12:25) …
Sockeye McDonald b. Joe Parelli (6:41) … Nick Lutze b. Hans Schultz (8:27) … Tiny
Roebuck b. Terry McGinnis (dec., 20:00) … Paul Boesch b. Floyd Hansen (8:56) …
(promoter:  Jack Daro)

Los Angeles, California:  January 25, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos b. Hard Boiled
Haggerty (34:20) … Gorilla Macias b. Laverne Baxter (4:25) … The Masked Marvel b.
Rusty Westcoatt (15:35) … Sammy Stein b. Mexican Sanooke (4:22) … El Pulpo and Nick
Lutze drew (20:00) … Tarzan White b. Sockeye McDonald (22 seconds) … Howard
Cantonwine and Terry McGinnis drew (20:00) … Paul Boesch b. Joe Campbell (16:00) …
(promoter:  Jack Daro) … (referee:  Don McDonald) … (7,500 fans)
Notes:  The Masked Marvel was dressed in maroon tights and a mask, and wore a red and
green cape.



Los Angeles, California:  February 15, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … George Zaharias b. Hard Boiled Haggerty (2/3) … Tarzan White
b. Howard Cantonwine (2:55) … The Masked Marvel b. Paul Boesch (19:42) … LaVerne
Baxter and Sammy Stein drew (20:00) … Nick Lutze b. Hans Schultz (7:01) … Bob
Gregory b. Frank Hale (5:58) … Ted Christy b. Rusty Westcoatt (12:22) … Terry McGinnis
b. Joaquin Murietta (10:52) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) … (referees:  Don McDonald, Dick
Rutherford)
Note:  Cantonwine was billed as a “tavern proprietor.”

Los Angeles, California:  February 22, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … Hard Boiled Haggerty b. George Zaharias (Zaharias was unable to
continue after the second fall) … Tarzan White b. Terry McGinnis (10:20) (flying tackle) …
Nick Lutze b. The Masked Marvel (DQ) (19:20) (Marvel was accompanied by a masked
second) … Sammy Stein b. Louie Miller (7:52) … Laverne Baxter b. Jack Sullivan (9:36) …
El Pulpo b. Joaquin Murietta (11:11) … Jonathan Marrow b. Sockeye McDonald (19:21) …
Vic Bruele b. Jack Reader (11:42) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) … (referees:  Dick
Rutherford, Jack Wagner) … (7,500 fans)
Note:  George Zaharias reportedly had a brother named “Mortimer.”

Los Angeles, California:  March 1, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … The Masked Marvel b. Hard Boiled Haggerty (2/3) … Tarzan
White b. Bob Gregory (3:07) … Nick Lutze b. Terry McGinnis (7:00) … Paul Boesch and
Tom Zaharias drew (20:00) … LaVerne Baxter b. Rusty Westcoatt (6:49) … Sammy Stein
b. Don Luis Sebastian (11:37) … Vic Bruele b. George Maloney (6:26) … Jonathan
Marrow b. Sockeye McDonald (14:16) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) … (referee:  Don
McDonald) … (6,000 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  March 8, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … Dean Detton b. Laverne Baxter (2-0) … Masked Marvel b. Nick
Lutze (2/3) … Tarzan White b. Tom Zaharias (13:11) … Sammy Stein b. Hans Schultz (7:
30) … Gorilla Macias b. Vic Hill (6:06) … Paul Boesch b. Jack Reeder (10:28) … Vic Brule
b. Mike Strelich (9:27) … Schmavel (Schnabel?) b. Jack Sullivan (8:42) (Sullivan’s
opponent was originally scheduled to be Joe Parelli) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) …
(referee:  Don McDonald)
Notes:  Tom Zaharias challenged White’s manager Ed “Strangler” Lewis.  Detton was said
to be fresh from a tour of Australia.



Los Angeles, California:  March 29, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … Tarzan White b. Hard Boiled Haggerty (2/3) (Haggerty won the
first fall in 26 seconds, White won the second in 7:19 and the third in 2:55) … Man
Mountain Dean b. Laverne Baxter (8:52) … The Masked Marvel b. Chief Little Wolf (14:00)
… Vic Brule b. Louie Miller (10:00) … Hans Schnabel b. Terry McGinnis (15:20) … Paul
Boesch b. Tom Zaharias (19:45) … Bobby Coleman and Billy Varga drew (Coleman was a
substitute for Jack Sullivan) … (promoter:  Jack Daro)
Notes:  White reportedly won the California State Title from Haggerty “two weeks earlier.”
Tom Zaharias was called “Thomas Egert Zaharias.” Brule was from USC.

Los Angeles, California:  April 5, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos b. Tarzan White (White
won the first fall in 51:10 and during the second, at the 3:45 mark, he missed a flying
tackle and ended up in the first row.  White was counted out for that fall.  The physician
examined White and said he couldn’t continue, giving Londos the match) (White was taken
to a local hospital, where it was said he suffered a concussion and possible skull fracture)
(White was managed by Ed “Strangler” Lewis) … Hard Boiled Haggerty b. Gorilla Macias
(3:31) (Macias was a substitute for Nick Lutze) … Man Mountain Dean b. Chief Little Wolf
(1:25) … George Zaharias b. Pete Mehringer (12:44) … Hans Schnabel b. Paul Boesch
(17:57) … Laverne Baxter b. Otto Schnabel (12:50) … Fritz Schnabel b. Tom Zaharias (11:
35) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) … (referee:  Don McDonald) … (physicians:  Dr. Lloyd
Mace, Dr. Joseph Zeiler) … (in attendance:  Tarzan White’s wife) … (10,000 fans)

*The April 10, 1939 edition of the Los Angeles Times stated that South African Henric
Vanderveldt was the “latest report” into who exactly was the Masked Marvel.






Los Angeles, California:  April 26, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … Tarzan White b. Man Mountain Dean (2-0) (9:38, 1:50) (second
fall by countout) … Dick Raines b. Hard Boiled Haggerty (25:16) … Dr. Len Hall b. Hans
Schnabel (DQ) (10:02) … Edward Payson b. Fritz Schnabel (6:11) … Don McIntyre b.
Terry McGinnis (11:04) … Paul Boesch b. Baron Ginsberg (6:12) … Bob Gregory and Joe
Parelli drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) … (referee:  Don McDonald)
Note:  Dean weighed 279 pounds.



Los Angeles, California:  May 10, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … California State Heavyweight Champion Tarzan White b. Nick
Lutze (2/3) (White won the first fall in 25:35, Lutze won the second in 1:21, White won the
third in 8:56) … Sandor Szabo b. Hans Schnabel (12:02) … Black Panther b. Pete
Mehringer (3:59) … Pantaleon Manlapig b. Hard Boiled Haggerty (4:00) … Dick Raines b.
Terry McGinnis (10:38) … Kola Kwariani b. Hank Oswald (7:40) … Jim Austeri and Flash
Gordon drew (20:00) … Edward Payson b. Frank Cutler (12:06) … (promoter:  Jack Daro)
… (announcer:  Dan Tobey) … (8,500 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  May 17, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … California State Heavyweight Champion Tarzan White b. Sandor
Szabo (2/3) … Pantaleon Manlapig b. El Pulpo (2-0) … Black Panther b. Edward Payson
(12:56) … Masked Marvel b. Flash Gordon (11:56) … Hans Steinke b. Bill Shea (8:40) …
Hard Boiled Haggerty b. Mike Strelich (5:30) … Kola Kwariani and Dick Raines drew (20:
00) … Cardiff Giant b. Baron Ginsberg (3:49) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) … (referee:  Don
McDonald)

Los Angeles, California:  May 24, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … California State Heavyweight Champion Tarzan White b. The
Masked Marvel (2-0) (Marvel was unmasked to reveal Frank N. Stein of Dallas) … Black
Panther b. Edward Payson (16:11) … Pantaleon Manlapig b. Pete Mehringer (5:15) …
Sandor Szabo b. Hans Schultz (3:17) … Hans Steinke b. Cardiff Giant and Bronko Valdez
both in less than 20:00 … Dick Raines b. Bolo Garcia (11:40) … Flash Gordon b. Jim
Austeri (8:53) … Emir Badui and El Pulpo drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) …
(announcer:  Dan Tobey) … (8,500 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  May 31, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … California State Heavyweight Champion Tarzan White b. Jim
“Goon” Henry (2-0) … Pantaleon Manlapig b. Dick Raines (Raines was unable to continue
after the first fall) (13:25) … Mitsui Hamanaka b. Bob Gregory (jiu-jitsu) (2/3) … Ed Payson
b. Al Baffert (9:22) … Casey Columbo b. Louie Miller (11:14) … Bobby Coleman b. Shirley
Rosenbaum (14:47) … Jose Sevilla b. The Cardiff Giant (8:42) … Flash Gordon b. Jack
Reader (8:39) … (promoter:  Jack Daro) … (physician:  Dr. Lloyd Mace)

Los Angeles, California:  June 7, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … Hans Steinke b. Tarzan White to capture the California State
Heavyweight Title (2/3) (Steinke won the first fall in 28:20, White won the second by
disqualification in 8:43, Steinke won the third in 30 seconds when White was unable to
continue) (Steinke’s victory was considered an “upset.”) … Pantaleon Manlapig b. Howard
Cantonwine (12:10) … Jose Sevilla b. Tiny Roebuck (6:10) … Nick Lutze b. Flash Gordon
(13:12) … Ed Payson and Dick Raines drew … Casey Columbo b. Pete Mehringer (11:02)
… The Black Panther b. Bill Shoe (7:37) … Mitsui Hamanaka b. Bobby Coleman (12:12) …
(promoter:  Jack Daro)

Los Angeles, California:  June 14, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos b. Hans Steinke … Bolo
Garcia b. Pantaleon Manlapig (10:21) … George Penchoff b. Myron Cox (12:42) … Nick
Lutze and Jose Seuilla drew (20:00) … Casey Columbo and Flash Gordon drew (20:00) …
Mitsui Hamanaka b. Joe Parelli (9:54) … Edward Payson b. Tiny Roebuck (8:52) … Bob
Gregory b. Billy Grubbs (9:55) … (promoter:  Jack Daro)
Notes:  The Londos-Steinke match was still going on when the Los Angeles Times went to
press on June 15.  The paper stated that Gregory was “once champion of all Europe, but
now a bare preliminary battler.” Lutze was a former lifeguard at Venice Beach.

Los Angeles, California:  June 21, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … Tarzan White b. The Black Panther (2/3) (third fall by DQ)
(Panther was managed by Count Rossi) … Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy b. Jim Austeri (18:
35) … Casey Columbo b. Flash Gordon (3:36) … Jose Sevilla b. Frank Cutler (3:26) …
Hard Boiled Haggerty vs. Hans Steinke … Ivan Managoff vs. Pantaleon Manlapig …
(promoter:  Jack Daro)

Los Angeles, California:  June 28, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos b. Hans Steinke (23:10)
(Steinke was unable to continue) (Londos used an airplane spin to throw his opponet from
the ring) … Dropkick Murphy b. Frank Malcewicz (14:02) … Jose Sevilla b. George
Maloney (6:16) … Hard Boiled Haggerty b. George Harbin (3:40) (Harbin was a substitute
for Ed Payson) … George Penchoff b. Crusher Billings (11:55) … Flash Gordon b. Bronko
Valdez (11:57) … Bob Gregory b. Housepainter Hogan (18:21) … (promoter:  Jack Daro)






Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, November 8, 1939
(Olympic Auditorium) ... Jim Londos b. Sandor Szabo ... Hans Steinke b. Lee Wykoff (9:20)
(UTC due to an elbow in the mid-section) ... Billy Hansen b. Hard Boiled Haggerty (1:28) ...
Tom Zaharias b. Vic Christy (11:44) ... Sammy Stein b. Hank Metheny (17:55) ... Joe
Pazandak b. Al Billings (9:15) ... Aladar Schizler b. Don Luis Sebastian (9:00) ... LaVerne
Baxter b. Cliff Thiede (9:57) ... Young Stecher b. Jack Kogut (9:58) ... Tiny Roebuck b.
Henry Graber (11:00) ... (promoter:  Jack Daro) ... (referee:  Don McDonald)
Notes:  The main event was held under Olympic rules (Graeco-Roman).  Snowy Baker and
Frank Borzage were the judges for the match.  The match was going to be held in three
periods of 10 minutes and no holds below the waist were permitted.  A decision was going
to be rendered by two judges and the referee on the best two of three throws.  The Los
Angeles Times (11/8/39) stated that Szabo was an Olympic Games titleholder before
coming to the United States, but no evidence has been found to support that.  He was very
adept at the G-R style.  Other matches were apart of the international tournament.  
Londos claimed the catch-as-catch-can World Heavyweight Title.  After the bout, Szabo
claimed he was tripped by Londos during the second period.  Eliminated from the
tournament were Wykoff, Metheny, Billings and Sebastian.





Research by Tim Hornbaker
December 2, 2010
Los Angeles Wrestling Results - 1939