Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, January 3, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Leroy McGuirk b. Frank Stojack (2/3) (the newspaper said “the
audience as a whole appreciated a magnificent exhibition of grappling by both wrestlers”)
… “Bulldog” Jim Spencer b. Fritz Kreuger (2/3) … Jose Rodriguez b. Larry Tillman …
(promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, January 10, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Leroy McGuirk b. Frank Stojack (2/3) … Cecil McGill b. Jim
Spencer (2-0) (second fall by reverse decision after Spencer refused to stop his attack)
… Jose Rodriguez b. Fritz Kreuger (14:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  
Tommy Freeman)
Notes:  Cecil McGill was billed as being from Boise, Idaho.  Two spectators were injured
during the program and taken to a hospital.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, January 17, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Leroy McGuirk b. Jim Spencer (2/3) … Red Lyons and Frank
Stojack drew (1-1) … Cecil McGill b. Jose Rodriguez (17:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
… (referee:  Tommy Freeman) … (sponsored by:  American Legion, Young Business
Men’s Association) … (benefit for the President’s Birthday Fund for the “Fight Infantile
Paralysis” campaign)
Notes:  Red Lyons was billed as being from Beaumont, Texas.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, January 24, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Red Lyons and Speedy Lawrence b. Toots Estes and Leroy
McGuirk (2/3) … Jim Spencer b. Cecil McGill (1-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) …
(referee:  Jose Rodriguez)

*On Friday, January 27, 1939, the licenses of Leslie Wolfe “matchmaker and promoter of
the Sportatorium and the professional wrestling and boxing permit of M.M. Eberts Post”
were revoked by the Arkansas Athletic Commission as was also revoked.  The following
day, the issues were worked out, and the licenses were reinstated.  Wolfe was
suspended for “insubordination and because of difficulties between him and the M.M.
Eberts Post Athletic Committee.  The M.M. Eberts post permit has been annulled
because the contract between Wolfe and the post never has been presented to the
commission for approval,” said Bill Burns, Arkansas Athletic Commission secretary.

*The controversey between Wolfe and the M.M. Eberts Post stemmed from the fact that
the promoter was not honoring passes for reserved seats at wrestling programs by
members of the Post Athletic Committee or commission.  Additionally, the “Wolfe-selected
referees” were not “liked by the [M.M. Eberts Post American] Legion and the Legion-
selected referees” were not liked by Wolfe,” according to Ben Epstein of the Arkansas
Gazette.  Burns notifed Wolfe that he must hire two referees to handle “the free-for-all-
style of grappling.”

*According to the Saturday, January 28, 1939 edition of the Arkansas Gazette, “Wolfe
purchased the promotional rights [last year] from George D. Kelley, member of the
Legion Athletic Committee, for a figure estimated at $3,500.  The contract called for three
years with the privilege of extending it for an additional two years providing certain
optional measures were met.”

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, January 31, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Toots Estes and Leroy McGuirk b. Red Lyons and Speedy
Lawrence (2/3) (third fall by DQ when Lyons refused to release his “Sherry toehold” on
Estes) … Jim Spencer and Dick Trout drew (1-1) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) …
(referees:  Cecil McGill, George Obsitnik)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, February 7, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Joseph “Red” Lyons b. “Wild” Red Berry (2/3) … Cecil McGill and
Dick Trout drew (45:00) (1-1) … Speedy Lawrence b. Toots Estes (33:00) … (promoter:
Leslie Wolfe)

Morrilton, Arkansas:  Thursday, February 9, 1939
( ) … Toots Estes vs. Cecil McGill … Speedy Lawrence vs. Dick Trout … (sponsored by:  
American Legion)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, February 14, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Red Lyons b. Jim Spencer (2-0) … Bob Montgomery b. Cecil
McGill (2-0) … Speedy Lawrence b. Dick Trout (2/3) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
Note:  Dick Trout was from Carbondale, Illinois.  Lawrence was billed as being from
Tacoma, Washington.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, February 21, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Red Lyons and Leroy McGuirk wrestled to a no contest (during the
third fall of an even match, falls were given to both Lyons and McGuirk) (Bill Burns of the
Athletic Commission held up both purses) … Ernie Piluso b. Speedy Lawrence (2-0)
(Piluso’s local debut) … Bob Montgomery b. Ali Pasha (11:00) … (promoter:  Leslie
Wolfe) … (referee:  George Obsitnik)
Note:  Piluso was billed as being from Cleveland.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, February 28, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Leroy McGuirk b. Red Lyons (2/3) (third fall by DQ) (winner would
receive both this week and last week’s purses) … Ernie Piluso b. Fritz Kruger (2-0) …
Bob Montgomery b. Emir Badui (2-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Leo Kallis)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, March 7, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … World Junior Heavyweight Champion Sergeant Bob Keneston b.
Leroy McGuirk (2/3) (McGuirk suffered a neck injury during the second fall and was
unable to continue) (the referee gave Keneston the second fall and then the match) …
Ernie Piluso b. Bob Montgomery (1-0) … The “Masked Man” b. Prince Omar and Jose
Rodriguez (impromptu match) (masked wrestler beat both men in 10:00) … (promoter:  
Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Max Doyle)
Notes:  The Arkansas Gazette said “Keneston won the [junior heavyweight] crown from
Dude Chick.” Chick “won it from McGuirk last summer.” John F. Cantrell was the new
secretary for the Arkansas Athletic Commission, replacing W.H. “Bill” Burns.  Doyle was
reportedly a heavyweight boxer.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, March 14, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Ernie Piluso b. Bob Montgomery (2-0) … The Masked Man b.
Frank Stojack (2/3) … Pat Newman and Alfred “Lefty” Williams drew (30:00) …
(promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
Notes:  According to the local newspaper, the Masked Man’s “means of transportation”
was a bicycle and “his refusal to leave the ring” last week forced Wolfe to allow him to
wrestle.  Alfred “Lefty” Williams was billed as a claimant to the light heavyweight, junior
heavyweight and heavyweight championships of Arkansas.  He was a farmer from Cabot.  
Pat Newman was said to be a former Navy champion.

*The Sunday, March 19, 1939 edition of the Arkansas Gazette reported that Leroy
McGuirk was “one of Bob Sikes’ biggest boosters.  He presented a new pair of trunks to
the Southern heavyweight champion Friday.” Sikes was a local boxer.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, March 21, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … The Masked Man b. Red Lyons (2/3) … Ernie Piluso b. Pat
Newman (2/3) (Newman suffered a small fracture in his left hand and was unable to
continue) … Alfred “Lefty” Williams b. Fritz Kruger (18:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, March 28, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … The Masked Man b. Floyd “Bob” Britt (2/3) (finals of a rassle royal)
… Ernie Piluso b. Alfred “Lefty” Williams (1-0) … World Junior Heavyweight Champion
Sergeant Bob Keneston b. Martin “The Human Blimp” Levy … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
Notes:  Floyd “Bob” Britt was billed as the brother of Alvin Britt, and was said to be
making his local debut.  The Arkansas Gazette, after usually referring to the wrestler as
the “Masked Man,” called him the “Masked Marvel” in the March 29, 1939 newspaper.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, April 4, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … The Masked Man b. Ernie Piluso (2/3) … Floyd Britt and Alfred
“Lefty” Williams drew (1-1) … Alvin Britt b. “Bulldog” Jim Spencer … (promoter:  Leslie
Wolfe)
Notes:  Red Berry was said to be “campaigning on the Pacific Coast,” while Leroy
McGuirk “is in the Middle West.” Wolfe said that if the Masked Man beat Piluso here, he’d
try to secure a bout with Berry or McGuirk for him.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, April 11, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … The Masked Man b. Leroy McGuirk (2/3) (third fall by countout)
(McGuirk was carried to the dressing room) … Billy Raburn b. Jim Spencer (2-0) …
Speedy Lawrence b. Floyd Britt (1-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Maxie
Doyle) … (large crowd)
Notes:  The Masked Man had won five straight and was winning with “comparative ease.”
He wrestled cleanly and used a backbreaker for a finisher.  McGuirk was called a former
Olympic champion by the local paper.  Raburn was from Atlanta.  Speedy Lawrence was
from Tacoma, Washington.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, April 18, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Billy Raburn b. Speedy Lawrence (2/3) … Leroy McGuirk b. Ernie
Piluso (2-0) … Andy Tremaine b. Floyd Britt (17:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) …
(referee:  Maxie Doyle)
Notes:  Andy Tremaine, from Toronto, was called the “former middleweight champion of
Australia.” He was an “old favorite here.” Tremained was around 175 pounds now.  In his
column “Gazette Sport Gazing” in the Arkansas Gazette (4/18/39), Ben Epstein stated:  
“It's a fact that new junior heavyweight rassling champion is John Swenski.  He won it from
Sergt. Bob Kenneston (sic) recently.” Britt wrestled as a heel.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, April 25, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Leroy McGuirk b. The Masked Man (2/3) … Speedy Lawrence b.
Frank Stojack (2-0) … Andy Tremaine b. Buddy Knox (1-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
Notes:  The paper said that McGuirk had never been beaten by the same man twice in
succession, in his career.  Tremaine was just recently returned from Hawaii, “where he
won the island 175-pound championship.” After the loss, the Masked Man unmasked to
reveal “Nicholas Baynalis.” The Arkansas Gazette stated that “he declined to give his
pedigree or his home town, but said he formerly had grappled under the name of
Hosenas.” Baynalis was “semi-bald, has a flat nose slightly pugged at the end, tiny beady
eyes, swarthy complexion and a couple of nifty cauliflower ears.” A follow-up report by
Ben Epstein stated that Baynalis was a “World War veteran.” He also wrote that “Jesse
James won the light heavyweight championship from Danny McShain in Hollywood the
other night, it’s reported.  James showed here last year but, on that occasion, had more
muscle than ability.” Also that “Matchmaker Leslie Wolfe was coming around after an
operation on his hip.

*The wrestler “Nicholas Baynalis” who wrestled as the Masked Man turns out to be “Nick
Bozinis.” The May 30, 1939 edition of the Arkansas Gazette said that Bozinis wrestled as
a “Masked Marvel,” beat McGuirk and Lyons, used a backbreaker for a finisher, and rode
a bicycle, all consistent with the grappler known as the “Masked Man” here.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, May 2, 1939
(The Sportatorium) … Red Lyons b. World Junior Heavyweight Champion Johnny
Swenski (2/3) (non-title match) … Billy Raburn b. Buddy Knox (2-0) … Speedy Lawrence
b. Andy Tremaine (2/3) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Tommy Freeman)
Notes:  This was Swenski’s first time in Little Rock.  “Regarded as one of the most colorful
of the 190-pound champions by the National Wrestling Association, Swenski won the title
from Sergt. Bob Keneston recently.  A native of Massachsuetts, Swenski is said to
combine cleverness with speed and strength.” He was very popular in California and
Oklahoma.  Buddy Knox was said to be from Detroit.  Lyons was a “veteran Beaumont
(Tex.) grappler.” The promotional article in the paper called the facility both the
“Sportatorium,” and the “American Legion Stadium.” From this point forth, all advertising
called it the latter.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, May 9, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … World Junior Heavyweight Champion John Swenski b.
Speedy Lawrence (2-0) (non-title match) … Billy Raburn b. Alfred “Lefty” Williams (1-0) ..
Andy Tremaine b. Sheik MarAllah (2-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, May 16, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Red Lyons b. Leroy McGuirk (2/3) … Bobby Chick b. Cecil
McGill (2-0) (airplane spins) (Chick was a subistitute for Paul Orth) … Toots Estes and
Andy Tremaine drew (45:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
Notes:  The paper stated that Paul Orth was “recognized in many states as the junior
heavyweight champion.” He was making his local debut, reportedly.  Orth was “regarded
as the best drawing card in the wrestling history of Tulsa and Oklahoma City.” McGill was
from Boise, Idaho.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, May 23, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … World Junior Heavyweight Champion John Swenski b. Red
Lyons (2-0) … Toots Estes b. Andy Tremaine (1-0) … Buddy Knox b. Paul Orth by
reverse decision after the latter hit the referee
… (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Max Doyle)
Notes:  Swenski was from Lynn, Massachusetts.  This was a title match, under the rules
of the National Wrestling Association.  Swenski promised that he’d beat Lyons in two-
straight falls tonight.  Karl Bemberg, acted on behalf of Arkansas Athletic Commission
Secretary John Cantrell, in deciding the Knox-Orth winner.  A 68 year old fan named
Enoch T. Diffee died during the show.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, May 30, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Paul Orth b. Toots Estes (2-0) … Bobby Chick b. Nick
Bozinis (2/3) … Dick Sampson b. Larry Tillman (2/3) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) …
(referee:  Max Doyle)
Notes:  Nick Bozinis “defeated Leroy McGuirk and Red Lyons as a ‘masked marvel.’”
Tillman was a “former navy champ.” Ben Epstein wrote in his column “The National
Wrestling Association does not recognize Jesse James as the light heavyweight
champion.  James beat Danny McShain in California, a state not affiliated with the NWA.”

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, June 6, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Paul Orth b. Ernie Piluso (2-0) … Bobby Chick b. Dick
Sampson (2/3) … George Ligoski b. Floyd Britt … Johnnie Mills and Sonny Scott boxed a
four round exhibition … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Max Doyle)
Notes:  Ligoski was said to be from North Little Rock and had just returned from Canada.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, June 13, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Bobby Chick b. Paul Orth (2-0) (second fall by reverse
decision DQ after Orth continued to pummel Chick after winning) … “Irish” Paddy Ryan b.
George Ligoski (2/3) (Ryan was a substitute for Red Lyons) … Gorilla Poggi b. Dick
Sampson (13:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Jimmy Merritt, heavyweight
boxer)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, June 20, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Ginger the Bear b. Gorilla Poggi when the latter ran from
the ring and to the dressing room (4:00) … Paul Orth b. Billy Raburn (2/3) … Bobby
Chick b. Mike Nazarian (17:00) (airplane spin) … Alfred “Lefty” Williams b. Roy Welch (16:
00) (Williams was a substitute for Paddy Ryan) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  
Jimmy Merritt)
Notes:  Ginger the Black Bear, weighed 350 pounds, and was handled by trainer Roy
Welch, who was from Dyersburg, Tennessee.  Poggi weighed 175-180 pounds.  Ryan
was from Colorado.  After getting the “win,” Ginger “reared on her hind legs, pawed a
cold bottle of beer and gurgled it down to the amusement of fans.” Nazarian was said to
be a “Birmingham Syrian.”

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, June 27, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Paul Orth b. Bobby Chick (2/3) … Billy Raburn b. Gorilla
Poggi (1-0) … Stanley Pesek and Scotty Williams drew (30:00)
Notes:  The winner of the Orth-Chick bout was going to face Danny McShain for the world
light heavyweight title.  Stanley Pesek was the “nephew” of John Pesek. He was taught
"the fundamentals of the game by his famous uncle.” The Arkansas Gazette stated that
the “highlight” of the Pesek-Williams match was “when the big light overhanging the ring
burst, shattering glass on both boys.  Pesek was cut in several places.” The paper also
said that “Pesek flashed a lot of ability and has a good body but lacked experience.”

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, July 4, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Paul Orth b. Gill LaCrosse (2/3) … Gorilla Poggi b. Scotty
Williams (24:00) … Stanley Pesek b. Tex Hager (9:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
Notes:  Orth reportedly broke McShain’s jaw during a match in Hollywood and Danny
refused to wrestle Orth in Little Rock.  Promoter Wolfe wanted to get the Arkansas
Athletic Commission to force McShain into a bout and secretary John Cantrell was going
to take up the issue with the NWA.  McShain may face a suspension.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, July 11, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Paul Orth b. World Light Heavyweight Champion Danny
McShain (2/3) (overweight match, non-title) … Stanley Pesek and Gorilla Poggi drew (1-
1) … Scotty Williams b. Tex Hager (12:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  
Tommy Freeman)
Note:  The third fall of the main event was full of fisticuffs.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, July 18, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Gill LaCrosse b. Paul Orth (2/3) (third fall by countout) …
Stanley Pesek b. Gorilla Poggi (2/3) … Phil Romano b. Scotty Williams (2-0) …
(promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Tommy Freeman)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, July 25, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Gill LaCrosse b. Stanley Pesek in the finals of a wrestle
royal (2-0) … Phil Romano b. Mike Nazarian (17:00) … Gorilla Poggi was the first to be
eliminated from the wrestle royal, then Ginger the Bear … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, August 1, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Gill LaCrosse b. Paul Orth (fifth round of a boxing match)
… Paul Orth b. Gill LaCrosse (13:00) (wrestling match) … Bobby Coleman b. Gorilla
Poggi (2/3) … Stanley Pesek b. Duke Pettigrew (both falls by DQ) … (promoter:  Leslie
Wolfe) … (referee:  Tommy Freeman)
Notes:  Pettigrew was from Los Angeles and Coleman was a “newcomer from Hollywood.”

*The Tuesday, August 8, 1939 edition of the Arkansas Gazette reported that promoter
Leslie Wolfe was “back from a tour of Oklahoma and Kansas.  He has been looking for
heavyweights.  Don’t hold your breath but Les is trying to sign Max Baer, the old great
lover himself, to meet Sikes here in September,” according to writer Ben Epstein.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, August 8, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Danny McShain b. Gill
LaCrosse (2/3) … Pat Riley b. Duke Pettigrew (2-0) (after Pettigrew won the second fall,
the latter continued to beat on his opponent and the referee disqualified him, reversing
the decision) … Bobby Coleman b. Dick Sampson (2-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) …
(referee:  Tommy Freeman)
Notes:  Riley was said to be from Carlsbad, New Mexico and Sampson was from Dallas.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, August 15, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Paul Orth b. Duke Pettigrew (Pettigrew suffered a head cut
and was unable to continue) (said to be a “bloody bout”) … Andy Tremaine b. Gill
LaCrosse (2/3) … Pat Riley b. Bobby Coleman (2-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) …
(referee:  Tommy Freeman)
Note:  Tremaine was said to be from Australia.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, August 22, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Paul Orth b. Duke Pettigrew (2/3) … Billy Raburn and
Andy Tremaine drew (1-1) … Pat Riley b. Gill LaCrosse (2-0) (second fall by DQ)
(LaCrosse fought with the referee) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Tommy
Freeman)
Note:  The Raburn-Tremaine bout was called the “best match of the night.”

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, August 29, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … Mike Nazarian b. Pat Riley in the finals of a wrestle royal (2-
0) … Duke Pettigrew b. Roy Welch (1-0) … Ginger the Bear b. Paul Orth (first two
eliminated) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
Notes:  Welch was from Dyersburg, Tennessee.  At one point in the Ginger-Orth “match,”
Orth bit the bear.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, September 5, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Danny McShain b.
Paul Orth (2/3) … Mike Nazarian b. Billy Raburn (2-0) … Duke Pettigrew b. Andy
Tremaine (10:00) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (large crowd)
Notes:  McShain-Orth was for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title with a 175-pound
limit.  Nazarian was called the “Alabama Slovak” and Raburn was the “clever Atlanta
youngster.” Tremaine was from Phoenix.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, September 12, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Danny McShain b.
Duke Pettigrew (2-0) … Jackie Nichols b. Mike Nazarian (2/3) (second and third falls to
Nichols by DQ when Nazarian refused to halt his choking) (Nichols was a substitute for
George Wagner) … Silent Rattan b. Sugi Hayamaka (2-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) …
(referee:  Tommy Freeman)

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, September 19, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … World Junior Heavyweight Champion Leroy McGuirk b.
Mike Nazarian (2/3) (third fall by DQ) … Bob Gregory b. Duke Pettigrew (2-0) … Silent
Rattan b. Young Zbyszko (2-0) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Tommy
Freeman)
Note:  Both McGuirk and Nazarian used heelish tactics, from biting to punching.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, September 26, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … World Junior Heavyweight Champion Leroy McGuirk b.
Mike Nazarian (2/3) … Bob Gregory b. Cyclone Mackey (2/3) … Jackie Nichols and Silent
Rattan drew (45:00) (no falls) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Max Baer)
Notes:  Nazarian was called the “Slovak bushyhair from Alabama.” Baer was involved in
the main event, getting physical with both wrestlers.

*In Ben Epstein’s column in the Arkansas Gazette, September 26, 1939, he wrote:  “Bob
Gregory, the British grappler, does not like it when Max Baer, who will referee at the
stadium tonight, appears in the same studio for a radio interview.  The clownish Baer
immediately turns on his most emphatic English affectation.  Gregory, whose lingo is
natural, burns.  But then Baer is such a big fellow, you know.”

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, October 3, 1939
(Ameriacn Legion Stadium) … Danny McShain b. Mike Nazarian … Bob Gregory b. Jackie
Nichols (2/3) … Frank “Frankenstein” Wolff b. Silent Rattan (15:00) … (promoter:  Leslie
Wolfe) … (referee:  Tommy Freeman)
Note:  The McShain-Nazarian match was wild, with fans throwing objects at the latter.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, October 10, 1939
(American Legion Stadium) … World Junior Heavyweight Champion Leroy McGuirk b.
World Light Heavyweight Champion Danny McShain (2/3) (during the second fall, Baer
punched McShain, leading to a fall for McGuirk) … Bob Gregory b. Red Lyons (2-0) …
“Tiger” Jack Moore and Frank Wolff drew (1-1) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referees:  
Max Baer, Tommy Freeman)
Notes:  The main event was champion vs. champion, but only McGuirk’s Junior
Heavyweight championship was on the line.  If McShain won, he’d have two titles.  Moore
was said to be from Powhatan, Arkansas.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, October 17, 1939
(Joseph T. Robinson Memorial Auditorium) … Bob Gregory b. Ralph “Red” Berry (DQ) …
Mike Nazarian b. “Tiger” Jack Moore (2/3) … Bobby Chick and Frank Wolff drew (45:00)
(1-1) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Maxie Doyle)
Notes:  First show at the Auditorium.  Red Berry was returning to Little Rock after many
months.  He has been on the Pacific Coast.  The newspaper stated that “Tony Bernardi,
former promoter here who has returned to his first love, and his sidekick ‘Dopey,’ a
bearded monstrosity, challenged any two grapplers matchmaker Leslie Wolfe could sign
in a team match.  The Bernardi-Dopey duo preferred Berry as one of the opponents.”

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, October 24, 1939
(Memorial Auditorium) … World Light Heavyweight Champion Danny McShain b. Bob
Gregory (2/3) … Bobby Chick b. Mike Nazarian (2-0) (second fall by DQ) … “Tiger” Jack
Moore b. Frank Wolff (2/3) … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe) … (referee:  Maxie Doyle)
Notes:  A report stated that Moore was from Rogers, Arkansas.  The third fall was
controversial and referee Doyle was unpopular with the crowd.

Little Rock, Arkansas:  Tuesday, October 31, 1939
(Memorial Auditorium) … Red Berry vs. Bob Gregory … Charlie Carr vs. Marshall Carter
… Bobby Chick vs. “Tiger” Jack Moore … (promoter:  Leslie Wolfe)
Note:  Carr was from Toledo, Ohio.


*A smaller wrestler circuit included Toledo, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Hollywood, Little Rock,
El Paso, Amarillo, Nashville, Bakersfield


Research by Tim Hornbaker
November 27, 2007
Little Rock Wrestling Results - 1939