Miami, Florida:  Tuesday, March 8, 1949
(Causeway Arena) ... Gorgeous George b. The Purple Phantom (2/3) (Phantom could
not continue after the second fall) ... Art Nelson and Lee Savoldi drew ... Walter Underhill
b. Bill Scott ... Art Studin b. Eddie Paquette (DQ) ... (promoter:  Pat Malone)
Notes:  George was accompanied by his valet, Jackson Hunter.  The Miami Daily News
stated that there was 22,500 in attendance for this show, remarking that it was "one of
the largest ever to see a local mat show.  This attendance is in dispute.  The venue, at
1325 NE Bayshore Place sat only 6,000, according to one source.  It was off the Miami
approach to MacArthur Causeway.  By June 1951, the Causeway Arena had "long since
been overrun with beetles and termites," and was no longer in use.




Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, June 1, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Tom Mahoney vs. Daniel Boone Savage (2/3) … Bill
McDaniels vs. The Wolfman … Nick Bacalis vs. Marty Nappa … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)
Notes:  This was said to be Savage’s first Miami appearance in “recent years.”

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, June 8, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Drawing to allign matches – Participants:  Ginger the Bear,
Tom Mahoney, Bill McDaniels, Lester Welch, The Wolfman … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, June 15, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Charlie Harbin vs. The Monster (Harbin was a substitute for
Bill McDaniels, who was injured) … Nick Carter vs. The Wolfman … Bill Collins vs. Jack
Kelly (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)
Notes:  Carter was a school teacher from Birmingham.  Harben was listed as being from
Atlanta.

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, June 22, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Seven-man wrestle royal – Participants:  Nick Carter, The
Black Monster, Charlie Harbin, Jack Kelly, Billy McDaniels, Jimmy Valentine, and The
Wolfman
(promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, June 29, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Nick Bacalis and The Wolfman vs. Bill Collins and Jimmy
Valentine (2/3) … Jack Kelly vs. Lou Laird … Charlie Harbin vs. Marty Nappa …
(promoter:  W.H. Peeples)
Notes:  Jack Kelly was said to be from Belleville, Illinois.  Bill Collins was from Memphis.  
The Wolfman was from Fairbanks, Alaska, and Valentine was from Seattle.

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, July 6, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Bill Collins vs. Jack Kelly … Henry Nelson vs. Slow Joe
(Alligator) … Charlie Harbin vs. Jimmy Valentine … Nick Bacalis vs. Pat O’Hara …  
(promoter:  W.H. Peeples)
Notes:  O’Hara was said to be from St. Petersburg.  Henry Nelson was a Seminole Indian.

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, July 13, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Jimmy Valentine vs. The Wolfman … Joe “Kilroy” Santos vs.
Billy Sandow … Charlie Harbin vs. Pat O’Hara … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, July 20, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Chris Belkas vs. Bill Collins … Billy Sandow vs. The Wolfman

Joe Kilroy vs. Pat O’Hara … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)
Notes:  Kilroy was from Miami.

*The Thursday, July 21, 1949 edition of the Miami Herald stated that “Tommy DeTardo,
boxing promoter, Wednesday was the lone bidder for use of the city-owned Dinner Key
auditorium to promote prize fights and wrestling matches.  His offer of 10 per cent of the
gross as rental was accepted.”

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, July 27, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … The Wolfman vs. Young Billy Sandow … Nick Carter vs.
George Holms … Duke DeKeno vs. Joe “Kilroy” Santos … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, August 3, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Jimmy Valentine vs. The Wolfman … Young Billy Sandow vs.
Rube Wright … Nick Bacalis vs. Duke DeKeno … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, August 10, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Juanita Coffman vs. Ellen Olsen … Nick Bacalis vs. Rolland
Kirshmeyer … Jack Ross Jr. vs. Joe “Kilroy” Santos … Jimmy Valentine vs. Young Billy
Sandow … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)
Notes:  Olsen, known as the “Atomic Blonde,” was billed as being from Los Angeles.  She
weighed 145 pounds.  Coffman was from Dallas.  Kirshmeyer was said to be 6’7”

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, August 17, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Danny Dusek vs. Rolland Kirshmeyer (2/3) … Young Billy
Sandow vs. The Wolfman … Little Abner vs. “Irish” Paddy Mack … (promoter:  W.H.
Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, August 24, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Danny Dusek vs. Al Galento (2/3) … Rolland Kirshmeyer vs.
Tony Marconi … Paddy Mack vs. The “Alaskan” Wolfman (2/3) … (promoter:  W.H.
Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, August 31, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Danny Dusek vs. Paddy Mack (2/3) … Bobby Roberts vs.
The Wolfman … Joe Galento (likely Al) vs. Frank Marconi … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, September 7, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Danny Dusek vs. Paddy Mack (2/3) … Frank Marconi vs.
Bobby Roberts … Nick Bacalis vs. Jimmy Valentine … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, September 14, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Danny Dusek b. Bobby Roberts (2/3) … Johnny Valentine b.
Baby Blimp (DQ) … Paddy Mack b. Jose Santos … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, September 21, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Danny Dusek b. Flash Gordon (2/3) … Bobby Roberts b.
Happy Davis (26:00) … Pedro Godoy b. Paddy Mack (19:00) … (promoter:  W.H.
Peeples) … (referee:  Chester “Lefty” Covington)
Notes:  Covington was an “ex-Tampa pitcher.”

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, September 28, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Flash Gordon and Bobby Roberts b. Danny Dusek and
Paddy Mack (2/3) … Roland Kirchmeyer b. Pedro Godoy (2/3) … (promoter:  W.H.
Peeples) … (referee:  Lefty Covington)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, October 5, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Danny Dusek and Pedro Godoy b. Marty Nappa and Bobby
Roberts (2/3) … Duke DeKeno b. Joe Kilroy (2/3) (DeKeno was originally slated to
wrestle Marshall Blackstock of Memphis) … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)
Notes:  Kirchmeyer was billed as being from Jacksonville.  “Young” Bobby Roberts was
said to be from Philadelphia.  DeKeno was from Honolulu.

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, October 12, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Pedro Godoy and Bobby Roberts drew (60:00) … The
Masked Marvel b. Paddy Mack (25:00) … Roland Kirchmeyer b. Marshall Blackstock (30:
00) (Kirshmeyer was originally scheduled to wrestle Flash Gordon) … (promoter:  W.H.
Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, October 19, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke b. Mae Weston (14:
00) … Roland Kirchmeyer and Bobby Roberts b. Danny Dusek and Pedro Godoy (2/3)
… The Masked Marvel b. Pat O’Hara (26:00) … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples) … (4,100
fans)
Notes:  The Wednesday, October 19, 1949 edition of the Miami Herald said that this was
Burke’s second appearance in Miami.  She appeared at the Biscayne Arena two years
earlier and “attracted a record mat crowd.”  The paper said “Mildred has been a grappler
over 15 years and has never been defeated since she won the title 13 years ago from
Edna Bancroft in a women’s tournament at Columbus, Ohio.  The lady champion is the
mother of a 14-year old boy and is reported to be 33 years old.” Mae Weston of Salt
Lake City was a “boxer and acrobat in a circus” before she turned to wrestling.  “She
claims she used to box lightweight and welterweight fighters and hold her own.”

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, October 26, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … The Masked Marvel and Bobby Roberts drew (60:00) (no
falls) … Prince Omar b. George Romanoff (17:00) … Pedro Godoy b. Pat O’Hara (25:00)
… (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, November 2, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Prince Omar b. Bill Cody (2-0) … Pat O’Hara and Bobby
Roberts b. Pedro Godoy and The Masked Marvel (2/3) … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, November 9, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Bobby Roberts b. The Masked Marvel (2/3) (third fall by DQ)
… Pedro Godoy vs. Al Sitko … Prince Omar vs. Zack Malkov … (promoter:  W.H.
Peeples)

*On Monday, November 14, 1949, the members of the National Wrestling Association met
at the Sherry Frontenac Hotel in Miami, Florida.  Col. Harry J. Landry was re-elected
NWA President.  Charles F. Wheeler (Miami Beach) was re-relected first vice president,
Dr. Ward Wylie (Mullens, West Virginia) was re-elected second vice president, Dave
Rochon (Montreal) was re-elected third vice president, and Carl C. McCrary (Tulsa) was
re-elected secretary-treasurer.

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, November 16, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Chief Saunooke and Bobby Roberts wrestled to a no contest
when the ring broke under thei 588 pounds … Al Sitko b. Eddie Paquette (DQ) (18:00) …
George Romanoff b. Prince Omar (11:00) … Johnny Gallagher and The Masked Marvel
drew … (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, November 23, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Chief Saunooke vs. Al Sitko … Eddie Paquette vs. Bobby
Roberts … Johnny Gallagher vs. Prince Omar … George Romanoff vs. The Masked
Marvel …. (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)

Coral Gables, Florida:  Wednesday, November 30, 1949
(Coral Gables Coliseum) … Chief Saunooke vs. Bobby Roberts … Babe Sharkey vs. Al
Sitko … Johnny Gallagher vs. The Masked Marvel … Prince Omar vs. George Romanoff
… (promoter:  W.H. Peeples)


Research by Tim Hornbaker
May 13, 2011
Miami Wrestling Results - 1949