Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, February 16, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tony Morelli b. Lew Spencer by knockout … Barney Cosneck and Tiger
Long drew … Bill Rowland b. Jack Alden … Young Londos b. Bull Montana

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, February 17, 1937
(Armory Arena) … The Masked Red Devil b. Ivan Vakturoff … Mike Kibbens and Roy
Reynolds drew … Young Atlas b. Hans Schuman by disqualification … Walter Drenosky
and Louis LaChene drew in 30-minutes … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Miami, Florida:  Friday, February 19, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tiger Long b. Baron Von Hoffman … Barney Cosneck vs. Tom Galbos

Shamus O’Sullivan vs. Dude Windsor … Dixie Gardner vs. Bill Rowland

Lake Worth, Florida:  Friday, February 19, 1937
( ) … Count Pietro Rossi b. Jack Spencer … Young Londos b. Abe Marshall (DQ) …
Chief Frank Barfoot b. Bud Smith … Whitey Lind b. Bull Montana (referee:  Stormy
Nelson)

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, February 23, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tony “Killer” Morelli b. Barney Cosneck … Verne Clark b. Lew Spencer

Jack Bloomfield b. Jack “Red” Alden … Rowdy Watts b. Bull Montana

*Promoter W.H. Peeples announced that there would not be a wrestling show staged at
the Armory Arena on Wednesday, February 24, 1937.

Miami, Florida:  Friday, February 26, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tiger Long b. King Kong … Cyclone Mitchell b. Jack Alden … Chief
Barfoot b. Dixie Gardner … Baron Von Hoffman b. Shamus O’Sullivan

Lake Worth, Florida:  Sunday, February 28, 1937
( ) … Sailor Jack Adams b. King Kong … Tiger Long b. Red Smith … Tiger Joe Ferroni b.
Baron Carl Von Hoffman … Count Rossi b. Bull Montana

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, March 2, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tony Morelli b. Tom Galbos … Verne Clark b. Ted Cox … Jack
Bloomfield b. Bill Rowland … Shamus O’Sullivan b. Whitie Lyne … (promoter:  Paul
Bullard)
Notes:  The March 2, 1937 edition of the Miami Herald stated that Galbos was a “former
Olympic champion and present wrestling coach at Western Reserve University.”

Miami, Florida:  Friday, March 5, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tony Morelli b. Cyclone Mitchell … Young Londos b. Baron Von
Hoffman (DQ) … Ted Cox b. Whitie Lyne … Teddy Taylor b. Cherokee Charlie

Miami, Florida:  Friday, March 12, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Southern Light Heavyweight Champion Tony Morelli vs. Vern Clark …
Young Londos vs. Ronny Hicks … Teddy Fox vs. Mad Swede … Dixie Gardner vs.
Whitey Lyne … (promoter:  Paul Bullard)
Note:  Morelli recently won the championship from Tiger Long.

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, March 16, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tony Morelli b. Tiger Long … Sailor Jack Adams b. Jack Bloomfield …
Walter Pettey b. Cyclone Mitchell … Young Londos b. Dixie Gardner … (promoter:  Paul
Bullard)

Miami, Florida:  Friday, March 19, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tony Morelli b. King Kong … Jacob Poole b. Cyclone Mitchell … Young
Jim Londos b. Whitie Lyne … Ted Waring b. Shamus O’Sullivan … (promoter:  Paul
Bullard)

Lake Worth, Florida:  Monday, March 22, 1937
( ) … Sailor Jack Adams b. Tony Morelli (13:00) … Joe Ferroni b. Louis Marshall …
Young Jim Londos b. Jack Cool … Cherokee Charlie b. Danny Sullivan

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, March 23, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Ronny Hicks b. Tony Morelli … Doc Poole b. Young Londos … Jack
Bloomfield and Vern Clark drew … Baron Von Hoffman b. Doctor Gowarski

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, March 24, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Jim Hesslyn vs. Pat Newman (Hesslyn was billed as the Australian
Heavyweight Champion) … Joe Marsh vs. Hans Schuman … Eddie Elzea vs. Joe Stecher
… (promoter:  Captain W.H. Peeples)

Miami, Florida:  Friday, March 26, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … King Kong vs. Sailor Jack Adams … Southern Light Heavyweight
Champion Vern Clark vs. Doc Poole … Joe Dorsetti vs. Tiger Long … Dynamite Schrick
vs. Baron Von Hoffman … (promoter:  Paul Bullard)

Lake Worth, Florida:  Monday, March 29, 1937
(Lake Worth Arena) … Southern Light Heavyweight Champion Verne Clark and Tiger
Long drew (30:00) … Sailor Jack Adams b. Jack Bloomfield … Count Rossi b. Abe
Marshall … Doc Poole b. King Kong by disqualificaiton

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, March 31, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Pat Newman vs. Ivan Vakturoff … Joe Marsh vs. George Wagner …
Mike Kibbons vs. Hans Schuman … (promoter:  Captain W.H. Peeples)
Note:  Marsh was billed as being from Kentucky, Wagner from San Antonio.

Miami, Florida:  Friday, April 2, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Ronny Hicks b. Sailor Jack Adams … Southern Light Heavyweight
Champion Vern Clark and Tiger Long drew (30:00) … Count Rossi b. Jack Bloomfield …
Whitie Lyne b. Shamus O’Sullivan

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, April 6, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tiger Long vs. Sailor Jack Adams … Southern Light HW Champion
Vern Clark vs. Mexican Light HW Champion Hurricane Burns … Jack Bennett vs. Cyclone
Mitchell … Jack Bloomfield vs. Doc Poole

Miami, Florida:  Friday, April 9, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tiger Long b. Sailor Jack Adams … Vern Clark b. Gene LeBelle (DQ)
… Buffalo Bill b. Whitie Lyne … Doc Poole b. Jack Bloomfield

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, April 13, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Count Rossi b. Ronny Hicks … Doc Poole b. King Kong … Jack Bennett
b. Cyclone Mitchell (DQ) … Shamus O’Sullivan b. Whitie Lyne

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, April 20, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tiger Long b. Southern Light Heavyweight Champion Ronny Hicks (DQ)

Gene LaBelle b. Vern Clark … Chief Barfoot and Doc Poole drew (30:00) … Jack
Bloomfield b. Buffalo Bill (DQ)
Note:  Hicks reportedly won the title last week from Tony Morelli

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, April 27, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tiger Long b. Shamus O’Sullivan (O’Sullivan was the manager of
Ronny Hicks) … Tiger Long b. Ronny Hicks by knockout … Doc Poole b. Jack Bloomfield
… Walter Peetley b. Joe Dorsetti … Baron Von Hoffman b. Teddy Block

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, April 28, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Allen Eustace b. Joe Stecher (Eustace was a substitute for Nick
Contos in the main event) … Pat Newman b. George Wagner (21:26) … Pat Newman b.
Abe Friedman …
Louis Lachene vs. Tiger Joe Marsh

Miami, Florida:  Friday, April 30, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Jack Bloomfield b. Ronny Hicks (DQ) … Doc Poole b. Chief Barfoot …
Count Rossi b. Buffalo Bill … Shamus O’Sullvian b. Cherokee Charlie

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, May 4, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Teddy Fox b. Shamus O’Sullivan … Gene LaBelle b. Ronny Hicks …
Jack Bloomfield b. Buffalo Bill … Tiger Long b. Chief Barfoot
Note:  Fox was said to be the “former champion of Fulford University,” was making his
return after a “layoff of several months.” The Miami Herald reported that “Fox last fall had
his eyes on the Southern light heavyweight title, but was forced to suspend wrestling
because of ill health.” He was from Miami.

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, May 5, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Pat Newman b. Allen Eustace (DQ) … Ignacio Martinez b. Abe
Friedman (DQ) … Bob Wagner b. George Wagner (DQ) … Tiger Joe Marsh b. Joe
Mallory … (promoter:  
Captain W.H. Peeples)

*In the Saturday, May 8, 1937 edition of the Miami Herald, W.F. “Pop” Rogers, who had
been promoting boxing and wrestling in Florida for 30-years, announced that he would
also be staging shows in Havana, Cuba and in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.  
Rogers had been working with Paul Bullard in the promotion of wrestling shows at the
Tuttle Arena.  He also worked as a matchmaker in Lake Worth.

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, May 11, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Count Rossi b. Jack Bloomfield in the finals of a Wrestle Royal … Abe
Stein b. Ronny Hicks (DQ) … Fred Angel b. Gene LeBelle (DQ) … Son Aldman b.
Shamus O’Sullivan … (promoter:  Paul Bullard)

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, May 18, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Count Rossi b. Doc Poole (DQ) … Fred Angel and Mickey McGuire
drew …
Gene LaBelle b. Son Aldman … Tiger Long b. Abe Stein … (referee:  Abe Stein)
Note:  A 52 year old fan, Jess E. Marcove, was injured when he was hit in the head with a
flying whiskey bottle.  He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, May 19, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Allan Eustace b. Pat Newman (2/3) … Joe Mallory vs. Ignacio Martinez

Jim Eaton vs. Roy Reynolds … (promoter:  Captain W.H. Peeples)

Miami, Florida:  Friday, May 21, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Count Pietro Rossi vs. Gene LaBelle … Son Aldman vs. Tiger Long …
(promoter:  Paul Bullard)
Note:  Rossi and LaBelle was billed as being for the Florida “Bewhiskered
Championship;” the first in a series…a second bout would be held Monday in Lake Worth.

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, May 26, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Allan Eustace b. Slim Zimble (2-0) (first by DQ) … Pat Newman b. Abe
Friedman (DQ) … Jack Eaton b. Charles Atlanta … Jack Reeder b. Ignacio Martinez (15:
40) … (promoter:  Captain W.H. Peeples)

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, June 8, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Gene LaBelle b. Young Londos (Londos was billed as the Georgia
Light Heavyweight Champion) … Charlie Layton b. Frank ReMillie … Doc Poole and
Young Ketchell drew … Baron Von Hoffman b. Dr. Kowarski … (promoter:  Paul Bullard)

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, June 16, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Jack Eaton vs. Pat Newman … Florida State Heavyweight Champion
Bill Sledge vs. Abe Friedman … Allan Eustace vs. John Evko … Lee Henning vs. Slim
Zimble … (promoter:  Captain W.H. Peeples)

*On Friday, June 18, 1937, the Weinberg Brothers (Jerry and Phil Weinberg) purchased
the wrestling promotion owned by Captain W.H. Peeples.  They would take over the
regular Wednesday night shows at the Armory Arena.

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, June 22, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Cuban Light Heavyweight Champion Tiger Long vs. Gene LaBelle …
Doc Poole vs. Charlie Layton … Sol Aldman vs. Young Ketchell … (promoter:  Paul
Bullard)
Note:  Long was billed as having recently won the championship

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, June 23, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Florida Heayvweight Champion Bill Sledge vs. Lee Henning … Allan
Eustace vs. John Evko … Babe Caddock vs. Abe Friedman … Jack Eaton vs. Slim Zimble
… (promoters:  Weinberg Brothers)

*On Thursday, June 24, 1937, Phil Weinberg was arrested for his promoting Wednesday’
s show at the Armory Arena without a license.  Weinberg stated that he was just the
matchmaker of the program, and not the promoter.  The warrant was obtained by Miami
boxing and wrestling director, Robert Wetmore.

*On Tuesday, June 29, 1937, Phil Weinberg obtained a promoter’s license to stage
shows at the Armory Arena.

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, July 6, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Gene LaBelle b. Sugy Hayamaka … Tiger Long b. Doc Poole (DQ) …
Pablo Romano and Young Ketchell drew (30:00) … Charley Layden b. Son Aldman
Note:  Hayamaka was called a Japanese title claimant.

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, July 7, 1937
(Armory Arena) … John Evko b. Jack Eaton … Pat Newman b. Bill Sledge … Joe Stecher
b. Jack Reeder (DQ) … Lee Henning b. Abe Friedman … (promoter:  Phil Weinberg)

Miami, Florida:  Friday, July 9, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Gene LaBelle b. Young Ketchell … Tiger Long b. Dr. Poole by knockout

Tony Papalino b. Sugy Hayamaka … Charlie Layden and Joe McLain drew (30:00)

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, July 14, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Pat Newman b. John Evko (DQ) (38:00) … Allan Eustace and Johnny
Plummer drew (45:00) … Lee Henning b. Abe Stein … Abe Friedman b. Slim Zimble …
(promoter:  Phil Weinberg)
Note:  Henning was said to be an “intercollegiate champion.”

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, July 21, 1937
(Armory Arena) … 8-man Wrestle Royal – Participants:  Pat Newman, Joe Stecher, Jack
Reeder,
Abe Stein, John Evko, Lee Henning, Abe Friedman, and Allan Eustace … (promoter:  Phil
Weinberg) … (referees:  Paul Berlenbach, Eddie Coachman)

Miami, Florida … Friday, July 23, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Tony Papalino b. Gene LaBelle with a piledriver … Tiger Long b.
Charlie Laydon by knockout … Eddie Malone b. Pablo Romano … Joe McLain b. Doc
Poole … (promoter:  Paul Bullard) … (large crowd in attendance)
Note:  Either before or after his match, Laydon married his fiance from Denver in the
ring.  Miami Boxing and Wrestling Commission Chairman Robert Wetmore gave away the
bride and Judge Thomas Ferguson oversaw the marriage.

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, August 10, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … 8-Man, Blindfolded Wrestle Royal.  Participants:  Ronny Hicks, Rex
Milford, Joe McLain, Jack Bloomfield, Mad Swede, Lem Ketchum, Tony Papalino, and
Honey Boy Hackney (all competitors wearing boxing gloves) … (promoter:  Paul Bullard)

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, August 11, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Joe Corbett b. John Evko by disqualification … Geroge Harbin b. Lee
Henning … Tony Cancela b. Abe Stein … Abe Friedman b. Gus Pappas … (referee:  
Sailor Dyson)
Note:  Cancela was billed as a former Tampa boxer.

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, August 18, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Florida Heavyweight Champion Allan Eustace vs. Jack Eaton …
George Harbin vs. Lee Henning … Tony Cancela vs. Abe Friedman … George Romanoff
vs. Abe Stein
(Referee:  Sailor Dyson)

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, September 7, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Eddie Malone b. Jack Ross … Dan Borger b. Ernest Richie (DQ) … Bill
Jeffries b. Tony Papalino … Rex Bell b. Lem Ketchum … (promoter:  Paul Bullard)

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, September 8, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Florida Heavyweight Champion Allan Eustace vs. Florida Heavyweight
Champion Pat Newman (Both men claimed the championship) … John Evko vs. George
Hagen
… George Harin vs. Popeye Swanson … Abe Friedman vs. Ivan Mickaloff

Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, September 14, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Honey Boy Hackney vs. Bill Jeffries … Eddie Malone vs. Tony Papalino
… Lem Ketchum vs. Ernest Richie … Rex Bell vs. Shamus O’Sullivan

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, September 22, 1937
(Armory Arena) … Allan Eustace and George Hagen drew (60-minutes) … Pat Newman
b. Popeye Swenson … Abdul Pasha b. John Evko (disqualification) … Sid Markus b. Lee
Henning

Miami, Florida:  Wednesday, October 6, 1937
(Armory Arena) … John Evko and Pat Newman drew (60-minutes) … The Masked Red
Devil b. Sid Markus … George Hagen and Dutch Wyman drew (30-minutes) … Tony
Cancella b. Popeye Swenson by disqualification

Miami, Florida:  Friday, October 22, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) …
Note:  Show was billed as “Slaugher Festivities” with “Blood-Action-Mayhem.”

Miami, Florida:  Friday, October 29, 1937
(Tuttle Arena) … Eddie Malone b. Ronny Hicks … Ernest Richie b. Bill Jeffries (DQ) …
Rex Bell b. Red Dugan … Al Caddell and Sammy George (draw; 30 minutes) (referee:  
Fred Angel)


Research by Tim Hornbaker
August 7, 2007
Miami Wrestling Results - 1937