Washington D.C.:  Thursday, February 3, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Danno O’Mahoney b. Hans Steinke (29:00) … Orville Brown and Jim
McMillen drew (30:00) … Chief Thunderbird b. Juan Olaguivel (10:30) … Dr. John
Murphy b. Mike Kilonis (18:30) … Chief Chewacki b. Pat Meehan (11:00) … (promoter:  
Joe Turner) … (referee:  Benny Bortnick)


Washington D.C.:  Thursday, February 17, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … World Heavyweight Champion Bronko Nagurski b. Chief Chewacki
(17:30) … Al Periera b. Bronko Valdez (17:00) (Valdez was a substitute for Dean Detton)
… Ram Singh and Hans Steinke drew … Orville Brown b. Walter Podolak (10:30) … Chief
War Eagle b. Joe Bonica (14:30) … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (1,673 fans)



Washington D.C.:  Thursday, March 10, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Dean Detton b. Chief Thunderbird (33:30) … Al Marcus b. Joss
Rodriguez (14:30) … Pancho Valdez b. Heinie Olsen … Orville Brown and Hans Steinke
drew (30:00) … Ram Singh b. Dick Daviscourt (22:30) (Japanese leglock) … (promoter:  
Joe Turner) … (referees:  Benny Bortnick, Cyclone Burns)


Washington D.C.:  Thursday, March 24, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Dean Detton b. Chief Sanooke (DQ) (14:00) … Orville Brown b.
Bronko Valdez (11:00) … Jose Rodriquez b. Al Marcus (Norcus) … “Man Mountain” Harry
Jacobs b. Heinie Olsen (20:00) … Dr. John Murphy b. Sammy Cohen (21:00) …
(promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Benny Bortnick)



Washington D.C.:  Thursday, May 12, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Orville Brown b. Bobby Bruns (1:04:00) … George Zaharias b. Jake
Patterson (15:10) … Chief Thunderbird and Frenchy LaRue drew (30:00) … Boris
Demitroff b. Nick Elitch (17:00) … Eddie King b. Bobby Wendish (13:30) … (promoter:  
Joe Turner) … (referee:  Benny Bortnick)


Washington D.C.:  Thursday, May 26, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Bobby Bruns b. Orville Brown (38:00) (Bruns earned a match with Jim
Londos) … Chief Thunderbird b. Jake Patterson (18:30) … Boris Demitroff b. Frenchy
LaRue (DQ) (13:00) … Bhu Pinder b. Ivan Vacturoff (16:00) … Eddie King b. Eddie Hines
(20:00) … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone Burns)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, June 2, 1938
(Griffith Stadium) … International Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos b. Bobby Bruns (47:
00) … Fred Grobmier b. Boris Demitroff (8:00) (“No. 4 scissors”) … Orville Brown b.
Frenchy LaRue (10:30) … Chief Thunderbird and Rudy Kay drew (30:00) … Jack
Peterson b. Ivan Vacturoff (15:00) … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Benny
Bortnick) … (1,000 fans)
Note:  Threatening weather kept the crowd size down.



Washington D.C.:  August 4, 1938
(Griffith Stadium) … World Heavyweight Champion Steve Casey b. Ernie Dusek (DQ) …
Paul Boesch and Jack League drew … Emil Dusek b. George Kondylis … Bibber McCoy
b. Walter Podolak … Ed Meske b. Ed Newman … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Al
Morelli) … (2,000 fans)

Washington D.C.:  August 11, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Cliff Olson b. Paul Boesch … Bibber McCoy won a wrestle royal over
four others (participants: Tor Johnson, Everett Kibbons, Mike Mazurki, Bibber McCoy and
Ed White) … Emil Dusek b. Abe Coleman … Everett Kibbons b. Slim Zimbleman … Mike
Mazurki b. Ed White … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (1,100 fans)

Washington D.C.:  August 18, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Yvon Robert b. Emil Dusek … Cliff Olson b. Bob “Rebel” Russell …
Jack League and Bibber McCoy drew … Ed Newman b. Moe Brazin … Ed Meske b. Steve
Budynas … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone Burns) … (1,000 fans)

Washington D.C.:  August 25, 1938
(Griffith Stadium) … Bibber McCoy b. Cliff Olson … Ruby Allen b. Teddy Moran … Teddy
Moran b. Ruby Allen in a rematch … Red Ryan won a wrestle royal over four others
(participants:  Mike Brennan, Tor Johnson, Ed Meske, Ed Newman and Red Ryan) … Joe
Dusek and Bobby Managoff drew … Al Baksh b. George “Babe” Bruckman … (promoter:  
Joe Turner) … (2,500 fans)

Washington D.C.:  September 1, 1938
(Griffith Stadium) … Ernie Dusek b. Bibber McCoy … Hans Steinke b. Mike Mazurki …
Hank Barber b. Jack League … Red Ryan b. Bill Middlekauf … Ed Meske b. Luigi
Bacigalupi … (promoter:  Joe Turner)

Washington D.C.:  September 8, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Ernie Dusek b. Hans Steinke … Dolly Dalton b. Billie DeWitt … Babe
Murphy b. Jean Rogers … Emil Dusek and Ed Meske drew … Red Ryan b. Jack White …
Ed Newman b. Mike Mazurki …  (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone Burns) …
(1,500 fans)

Washington D.C.:  September 15, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Gino Garibaldi b. Joe Dusek … Dolly Dalton b. Babe Murphy …
Bibber McCoy b. Ed Newman … Ed Meske b. Ed Cook … Hank Barber and Red Ryan
drew … John Katan b. Everett Kibbons … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Benny
Bortnick) … (1,200 fans)

Washington D.C.:  September 22, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Gino Garibaldi b. Joe Dusek … George Kondylis b. Bibber McCoy
(DQ) (during the match, McCoy punched referee Benny Bortnick and earned the DQ)
(McCoy had a falling out with promoter Joe Turner) … Red Vagnone b. Joe Maynard …
Hank Barber and Chris Zaharias drew … John Katan b. Red Ryan … (promoter:  Joe
Turner) … (referee:  Benny Bortnick)

Washington D.C.:  September 29, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Yvon Robert b. John Katan … Ed Meske b. Hank Barber … Rudy
Dusek b. Angelo Savoldi … Chris Zaharias b. Walter Podolak … Ed Newman and Gino
Vagnone drew … (promoter:  Joe Turner)

Washington D.C.:  October 6, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Ernie Dusek and Gino Garibaldi drew (90:00) … Ed Meske b. Ed
Newman … Chief Saunooke b. Frank Bruce … Chris Zaharias b. Pat Kelly … John Katan
b. George Wilson … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone Burns)

Washington D.C.:  October 13, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Ed Meske b. Chris Zaharias … Rudy Dusek b. Al Getz … George
Kondylis b. Sam Menacker … Joe Cox b. Chief Saunooke … Tony Colesano and John
Katan drew … (promoter:  Joe Turner)

Washington D.C.:  October 20, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Jim Londos b. Bobby Bruns (58:00) … The Golden Terror b. Sam
Menacker … Lee Yat Wing b. John Guildisi … George Zaharias b. Lee Yat Wing (Wing
was a substitute for Chief Little Wolf) … Len Hall b. Walter Percy … Al Baksh and Jim
Hayes drew … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (1,500 fans)

Washington D.C.:  October 27, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Ed Meske b. Ernie Dusek (DQ) … Yvon Robert b. Bibber McCoy …
Tony Colesano and Ed Newman drew .. Steve Budnynas b. Bob “Rebel” Russell … Chris
Zaharias b. Chick Garibaldi … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone Burns) …
(1,000 fans)

Washington D.C.:  November 3, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Joe Savoldi b. Chief Little Wolf (DQ) … The Golden Terror b. Tom
Mahoney … Casey Berger b. Walter Percy … Sam Menacker and Hank Metheny drew …
The Cardiff Giant b. Joe Pazandak

Washington D.C.:  November 10, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … World Heavyweight Champion Bronko Nagurski b. Joe Savoldi (33:
00) … The Golden Terror b. Frank Brown … Chief Chewacki b. Sam Menacker … The
Cardiff Giant b. Tom Mahoney … Chief Little Wolf b. Herb Freeman … (promoter:  Joe
Turner) … (referee:  Jules Strongbow)

Washington D.C.:  November 17, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Ed Meske b. Gino Garibaldi … Abe Coleman and Chris Zaharias
drew … Jack League b. Tony Colesano … Tommy Rae b. George Kondylis … Bibber
McCoy b. Ed Newman … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Benny Bortnick)

Washington D.C.:  November 24, 1938
(Turner’s Arena) … Joe Savoldi b. The Golden Terror … Mae Mayer b. Dolly Dalton …
Man Mountain Dean b. Hank Metheny … Frank Brown and Pete Peterson drew … Jules
Strongbow b. Chief Chewacki (DQ) … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone
Burns)


Research by Tim Hornbaker
February 12, 2011
Washington, D.C. Wrestling Results - 1938