Lowell, MA: January 1, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (first round) Eddie Malone beat Tony Popalino (dq) ... Joe Campbell beat Otto
Wallick ... Jack Claybourne beat Ape Man ... Curly Donchin beat Jim Spencer (20:00, dec.) ...
(second round) Joe Campbell beat Eddie Malone (20:00, coin toss to advance) ... Jack
Claybourne beat Curly Donchin ... (final) Jack Claybourne beat Joe Campbell (20:00, dec.) to
win tournament ... (referee-Bill Dolan)

Lowell, MA: January 8, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (first round) Bobby Wagner beat Monty LaDue (dq) ... Paddy Mack beat Pat
Schaeffer (20:00, dec.) ... Ted Germaine beat Art Grennon (cor) ... Steve Passas beat Winn
Robbins (20:00, dec.) ... (second round) Steve Passas beat Ted Germaine (forfeit, when
Germaine refused to wrestle Passas) ... Paddy Mack beat Steve Passas (20:00, dec.) ...
(final) Paddy Mack beat Bobby Wagner to win tournament ... (referee-Lloyd Stewart)

Lowell, MA: January 15, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... Jack Claybourne beat Paddy Mack (2-1, cor) ... Dropkick John Murphy beat
Jim Spencer (dq) ... Ted Germaine drew with Tony Popalino (30:00) ... Joe Campbell drew
with Eddie Malone (30:00) ... (referee-Bill Dolan)

Lowell, MA: January 22, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... Marvin Westenberg beat Charlie Strack (1-1, utc) ... Jack Claybourne beat
Winn Robbins ... Dropkick John Murphy drew with Pat Schaeffer (30:00) ... Joe Campbell beat
Ape Man ... (referee-Steve Passas)

Lowell, MA: January 29, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (WJTM) Salvatore Balbo* beat Jack Claybourne (2-1) ... Dropkick John
Murphy drew with Jackie Nichols (30:00) ... Joe Campbell beat Mike Rogorski (dq) ...  Paddy
Mack drew with Manuel Cortez (30:00) ... (referee-Bill Dolan) ... NOTE: Junior heavyweight
champion Balbo was said to be defending a $5,000 diamond-studded belt.

Lowell, MA: February 5, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (first round) Joe Campbell beat Eddie Malone (dec.) ... Paddy Mack beat
Manuel Cortez (dec.) ... Dropkick John Murphy beat Pat Schaeffer ... Steve Passas beat Mike
Rogorski ... (second round) Joe Campbell beat Paddy Mack ... Dropkick John Murphy beat
Steve Passas (dec.) ... (final) Dropkick John Murphy beat Joe Campbell to win tournament ...
(referee-Bill Dolan)

Lowell, MA: February 12, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (first round) Jack Claybourne beat Monty LaDue ... Bobby Wagner beat Tony
Popalino ... Winn Robbins beat Jim Spencer (20:00, dec.) ... Jackie Nichols beat Ape Man ...
(second round) Jack Claybourne beat Jackie Nichols (20:00, coin toss) ... Winn Robbins beat
Bobby Wagner ... (final) Jack Claybourne beat Winn Robbins to win tournament ... (referee-
Jim Prokos)

Lowell, MA: February 19, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... Jack Claybourne beat Dropkick John Murphy (2-1) ... Brunek Zagurski beat
Joe Campbell (sub for Jim Spencer) ... Paddy Mack beat Mike Rogorski (30:00, dec.) ... Joe
Campbell beat Tony Cirello (sub for Tony Popalino) ... (referee-Eddie Malone)

Lowell, MA: February 26, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (WJTM) Salvatore Balbo* drew with Jack Claybourne (1:30:00, 1-1) ... Jackie
Nichols beat Jim Spencer ... Paddy Mack drew with Ted Germaine (30:00) ... Brunek Zagurski
drew with Steve Passas (30:00) ... (referee-Eddie Malone)

Lowell, MA: March 4, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... Jackie Nichols beat Jack Claybourne (2-1) ... Brunek Zagurski drew with
Manuel Cortez (30:00) ... Rene Galibois beat Mike Rogorski ... Steve Karas drew with Ted
Germaine (30:00) ... (referee-Lloyd Stewart)

Lowell, MA: March 11, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (WJTM) Salvatore Balbo* beat Paddy Mack (2-1) ... Dropkick John Murphy
drew with Rene Galibois (30:00) ... Manuel Cortez beat Ted Germaine (dq) ... Brunek
Zagurski drew with Joe Campbell (30:00) ... (referee_Bill Dolan)

Lowell, MA: March 18, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (WTM) Steve Casey* beat Bull Martin (2-0) ... Manuel Cortez drew with Winn
Robbins (30:00) ... Red Mask beat Bobby Wagner (now billed from Detroit) (sub for Brunek
Zagurski) ... Steve Passas beat Pete Janco (dq) ... (referee-Everett Kibbons)

Lowell, MA: March 25, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (WJTM) Jackie Nichols* beat Manuel Cortez (2-1) ... Dropkick John Murphy
drew with Jack Claybourne (30:00) ... Joe Campbell beat Red Mask (dq) ... Pete Janco beat
Tony Carillo (cor) ... (referee-Steve Passas) ... NOTE: Jackie Nichols won the world junior
heavyweight title from Salvatore Balbo recently in Salem.

Lowell, MA: April 1, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (WJTM) Jackie Nichols* beat Paddy Mack (2-1) ... Lloyd Stewart beat Red
Mask (20:00, dec.) ... Mike Rogorski beat Max Wilson ... Eddie Malone beat Pete Janco (dq)
... (6 man elimination team match) Mike Rogorski, Eddie Malone and Lloyd Stewart beat Max
Wilson, Red Mask and Pete Janco (eliminated in following order) Red Mask, Lloyd Stewart,
Eddie Malone, Pete Janco and Max Wilson (Mike Rogorski was left) ... (referee-Charlie
Donnell)

Lowell, MA: April 8, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... Salvatore Balbo beat Ted Germaine (2-0) ... Dropkick John Murphy drew with
Jack Cortland (30:00) (sub for Mike Rogorski) ... Manuel Cortez (sub for Steve Karas) beat
Bobby Wagner ... Pat O’Shea beat Red Mask ... (referee-Bill Dolan)

Lowell, MA: April 15, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... Pat O’Shea beat Salvatore Balbo (2-1, dq) ... Dropkick John Murphy beat Joe
Campbell (0:48) ... Winn Robbins drew with Eddie Malone (30:00) ... Jack Cortland beat Art
Grennon (sub for Pete Janco) ... (referee-Wildman Lloyd Stewart)

Lowell, MA: April 22, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... Jack Claybourne beat Pat O’Shea (2-1) ... (4 man battle royal) Paddy Mack
beat Jack Marshall, Ted Germaine and Steve Karas ... Jim Cortland beat Jim Spencer ...
Steve Passas beat Tony Popalino ... (referee-Bill Dolan)

Lowell, MA: April 29, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (WTM) Steve Casey* beat Albert Mills (2-0) ... Bull Martin drew with Billy
Bartush (30:00) ... Jim Cortland beat Paddy Mack (dq) ... Steve Passas drew with Ted
Germaine (30:00) ... (referee-Bill Dolan) ... (last card of the season)

Lowell, MA: September 19, 1940 (Thursday)
(Rex Arena) ... Zim Zam Zum beat Paddy Mack (2-1) ... Leo Numa drew with Lord Albert Mills
(30:00) ... Jim Casey beat Marvin Westenberg (dq) (sub for Les Ryan) ... Mike Rogorski beat
Pat O’Shea ... (first card of the season)

Lowell, MA: September 26, 1940 (Thursday)
(Rex Arena) ... Zim Zam Zum beat Manuel Cortez (2-1) ... Leo Numa drew with Tom Casey
(30:00) ... Lord Albert Mills drew with Charlie Strack (sub for Jim Casey) ... Charlie Strack
drew with George Linnehan ... (referee-Fred Bruno)

Lowell, MA: October 3, 1940 (Thursday)
(Rex Arena) ... (WJTM) Ken Ackles* beat Chuck Montana (2-0) (first fall by dq) ... Manuel
Cortez beat Ted Germaine (2-1, dq) ... Lord Albert Mills drew with George Linnehan (sub for
Jim Casey) ... Gene Bowman drew with Charlie Strack ... (referee-Jim Stewart)

Lowell, MA: October 7, 1940 (Monday)
(Rex Arena) ... Leo Numa beat Marvin Westenberg (2-1) ... Lord Albert Mills beat Gene
Bowman ... Tom Casey drew with George Manser (30:00) ... Jim Casey beat Everett Kibbons
... (referee-Jack Marshall)

Lowell, MA: December 9, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... (WTM) Maurice Tillet* (as French Angel) beat Bob (Bibber) McCoy (12:24) ...
Dropkick John Murphy beat Andy Brown ... Marvin Jones (as Marty Jones) beat Angelo
Cistoldi (dq) ... Big Ben Morgan beat Joe Maynard ... Ted Germaine beat Steve Karas ...
(referee-Steve Passas) ... (Att.=1,000) ... (first card in two months)

Lowell, MA: December 16, 1940
(Rex Arena) ... Leo Numa beat Dropkick John Murphy (2-1) ... Marvin Jones beat George
Linnehan ... Angelo Cistoldi beat Jack Smith (of Boston) ... Steve Passas drew with Ted
Germaine (30:00) ... (referee-Fred Bruno) ... (last card of the year)

NOTE: We find that Salvatore Balbo, Jackie Nichols and Kenny Ackles all held the world
junior heavyweight title recognized in the New England states during 1940. Sam Price was the
promoter.




Research by Don Luce
Lowell Wrestling Results - 1940
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