Tampa, Florida:  Monday, January 7, 1952
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Primo Carnera b. The Red Menace (2/3) (Carnera was
counted out of the ring in the first fall, won the second, then won the third when the
Menace was unable to continue) (Menace suffered a back injury) … Herb Larsen and
Ray Vilmer drew in 45-minutes … Donna Marie Dieckman b. Terry Majors … (promoter:  
Cowboy Luttrall) … (1,656 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, January 14, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Ray Villmer b. Herb Larsen (2/3) … Ann LaVerne won a women’s
wrestle royal over Terry Majors in the finals – Other participants:  Arlene Ratliff, Jean
Kennedy, Donna Marie Dieckman … Billy Darnell and Bobby Lane drew in 30-minutes …
(promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … (1,900 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, January 21, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Red Villmer b. The Red Menace (2-0) (Villmer won the first fall by
DQ) … Lou Little Darling and Pee Wee James b. Tiny Roe and Tom Thumb (2/3) … Juan
Hernandez b. Jack Vansky (DQ) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … (1,300 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, January 28, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Millie Stafford b. Ella Waldek (2-0) (Stafford won the first fall by DQ)
… Ray Villmer and Jack Vanskey wrestled to a double-countout in third fall (1-1) … Juan
Hernandez and The Red Menace drew in 30-minutes (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) …
(1,100 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, February 4, 1952
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Ann LaVerne b. Dot Dotson in the finals of a wrestle
royal … Billy Darnell b. Juan Hernandez (27:00) … Jack Vansky b. Ray Villmer …
(promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, February 18, 1952
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Arlene Ratliff and Ray Villmer b. Ann LaVerne and Jack
Vansky (2-0) (Ratliff and Villmer won the first fall by disqualification) … Benny Becker b.
Bobby Lane (2/3) … Pat O’Hara b. Nick Roberts (26:00) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)
… (1,500 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, February 25, 1952
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Benny Becker b. Bobby Lane with help from referee
Jack Dempsey … Theresa Theis b. Betty Ratliff … Betty Hawkins b. Cora Combs … Ray
Villmer b. Billy Darnell by countout … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … (3,300 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, March 3, 1952
(City Auditorium) … The Mighty Atlas b. Ray Villmer (2/3) (Atlas won the third fall by
countout) (Atlas earned a match with World Champion Lou Thesz) … Betty Jo Hawkins b.
Therese Theis (2/3) … Kenny Ackles b. Jack O’Brien by disqualification … (promoter:  
Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, March 10, 1952
(City Auditorium) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz b. The Mighty Atlas
(2/3) … Ann LaVerne b. Betty Hawkins to capture the Florida Women’s Title (LaVerne
earned a match with World Champion Mildred Burke) … Jack O’Brien b. Tony Cosenza …
(promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … (1,800 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, March 17, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke b. Florida Women’s
Champion Ann LaVerne (2/3) … Mike Clancy b. Jack O’Brien (DQ) … Billy Darnell b. Jack
Vansky (2-0) (Darnell earned the right to meet Antonino Rocca next week)… (promoter:  
Cowboy Luttrall) … 1,700 fans

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, March 24, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Antonino Rocca b. Billy Darnell (2-0) (Rocca won the second fall by
countout after winning the first) … Jack O’Brien and Ray Stern drew (1-1) (Stern was a
substitute for Ray Villmer, who was sick) … Mike Clancy b. Kola Kwariani (23:00) …
(promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … (1,870 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, March 31, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Louise Greene and Ethel Johnson wrestled to a double-countout …
Jack O’Brien b. Ray Stern … Pete Managoff b. Juan Hernandez … Mike Clancy b. Jack
Vansky … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … (2,210 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, April 8, 1952
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Jack O’Brien b. Ray Stern (2/3) … Ethel Johnson b.
Louise Green … Mike Clancy and Pete Managoff drew (20:00) … Juan Hernandez b.
Jack Vansky (DQ) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … (1,600 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, April 14, 1952
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Johnny Valentine b. Jack O’Brien (2-0) (Valentine won
the first fall by disqualification) … Red Vagnone b. Juan Herndnez … Pete Managoff b.
Ray Stern (2/3) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, April 21, 1952
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Mars Bennett and Millie Stafford b. Mary Jane Mull and
Ella Phillips (2/3) … Jack O’Brien b. Johnny Valentine (2/3) (Valentine was counted out in
the third fall) … Juan Hernandez b. Pete Managoff by disqualification after 60-minutes
(The referee awarded Hernandez the match) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … 1,500
fans in attendance

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, May 5, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Mike Clancy b. Prince Omar in the finals of a wrestle royal … Pat O’
Hara b. Bill Neapolitan … Ivan Walkowski b. Red Vagnone (DQ) … Ike Eakins b. George
Passmore … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, May 12, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Mike Clancy b. Ike Eakins (2/3) … Pat O’Hara b. Red Vagnone …
Joe Ludlum b. Ivan Walkowski … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, May 19, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Mike Clancy and The Great Togo wrestled to a no contest (1-1)
(Both Pat O’Hara and Ko Togo got involved in the match) … Paddy Mack b. Red
Vagnone (2/3) … Ike Eakins b. Joe Ludlum … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, May 26, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Mike Clancy and Pat O’Hara b. The Togo Brothers (The Great Togo
and Ko Togo) (2-1) (Clancy and O’Hara won the third fall by disqualification) … Paddy
Mack b. Ike Eakins … Herb Stein b. Joe Ludlum … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) …
(referee:  Herb Freeman) … (1,740 fans)

Tampa, Florida:  Monday, June 2, 1952
(City Auditorium) … Mike Clancy and Paddy Mack wrestled to a no contest … Ruth
Boatcallie b. Carol Cook … Pat O’Hara b. Ike Eakins (DQ) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)
… (referee:  Herb Freeman)


Research by Tim Hornbaker
November 3, 2010
Tampa Wrestling Results - 1952