Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, February 1, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Gorgeous George b. Dutch Schweigert (15:00) … Jack Kelly and Marvin
Mercer vs. Tony Martinelli and Tiny Mills … Howard Cantonwine vs. Ivan Kameroff … Frank
Schofro vs. Miguel Torres … (“packed house”)
Note:  George, according to the Washington Post, claimed to have “88 robes.”

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, February 8, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Antonino Rocca b. Jack Kelly (14:00) … Ace Freeman b. Tiny Mills (22:
00) … Miguel Torres b. Francois Miquet (17:00) … Polo Cordova b. Kola Kwariani (8:00) …
Ivan Kameroff and Tony Martinelli drew (30:00) … (benefit for the Metropolitan Police Boys’
Club)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, February 15, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Mike Mazurki b. Miguel Torres (18:00) … Ken Ackles and Tony Morelli
drew … George Bruckman (spelled Brookman in the Washington Post) and Ace Freeman
drew

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, February 22, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … “Nature Boy” Dutch Rhode (Herman Rohde, Buddy Rogers) b. Super
Swedish Angel (8:00) … Ken Ackles b. Jack Kelly (24:00) … Ace Freeman and Tony Morelli
drew (30:00) … Jesse James b. Jack Curry (17:00) … Mustafa Chasmek b. George
Bruckman (22:00)
Note:  The Washington Post stated that Jesse James was the “District representative.”

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, March 1, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Dutch Rohde b. Dutch Schweigert (knockout) (22:00) … Billy Darnell b.
Jack Kelly … Tony Cosenza and Marvin Mercer vs. Jim Austeri and Tony Morelli … Steve
Gob vs. Hardy Kruskamp

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, March 8, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Billy Darnell b. Tony Morelli (18:00) … Ken Ackles and Ace Freeman b.
Jim Austeri and Tiny Mills (2/3) … Hardy Kruskamp vs. Dutch Schweigert … George
Bruckman vs. Pat O’Hara

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, March 15, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke b. Elvira Snodgrass (16:00) …
Dutch Schweigert b. Super Swedish Angel (Angel fell on the referee at one point) … Ace
Freeman and Marvin Mercer vs. Jim Austeri and Tiny Mills … Billy Darnell vs. Ivan Kameroff
… (referee:  Benny Bortnick)
Note:  Schweigert was said to be a former Oklahoma University football star.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, March 22, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Billy Darnell and Dutch Schweigert drew … Ace Freeman, Tiny Mills and
Miguel Torres b. Ivan, Joe and Walter Kameroff (2/3) … Ken Ackles b. Polo Cordova …
(1,200 fans)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, March 29, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Buddy Rogers b. Dutch Schweigert (Schweigert was a substitute for
Primo Carnera, whose plane was late) … Ivan Kameroff b. Miguel Torres (19:00) … Tony
Morelli b. Miguel Torres (19:30) … The Black Phantoms b. Ken Ackles and Ace Freeman

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, April 5, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Gene Stanlee b. Tony Morelli (28:00) … Tom Thumb b. Pee Wee James
(26:00) … Ace Freeman, Ivan Kameroff and Dutch Schweigert b. Jim Austeri, Jack Kelly, and
Miguel Torres (2/3) … (2,300 fans)
Notes:   Pee Wee James, according to the Washington Post, reported that he weighed 90
pounsd and stood 44 inches tall.  Tom Thumb was 45 inches and weighed 92 pounds.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, April 12, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Buddy Rogers b. Tony Martinelli (14:00) … Sky Low Low b. Tiny Roe …
Ken Ackles b. Miguel Torres (DQ) … Jim Austeri vs. Juan Hernandez … Jim Bertucci vs. Joe
Montana (spelled Mantana)
Notes:  According to the Washington Post, Sky Low Low weighed 83 pounds and stood 3 ½
feet tall.  Tiny Roe stood 4 1/3 feet tall and weighed 98 pounds.  Sky Low Low was from
Montreal and Roe was also from Quebec.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, April 19, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Antonino Rocca b. Natie Brown (17:00) … Hans Herman b. Kola Kwariani
… Les Ruffin b. Dave Weinstein … Ken Ackles vs. Sandor Kovacs … Jim Austeri vs. Miguel
Torres
Note:  Ruffin’s original opponent was scheduled to be Ace Freeman.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, April 26, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Buddy Rogers b. Ken Ackles (25:00) (piledriver) … Hans Hermann vs.
Tiny Mills

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, May 3, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Billy Darnell, Ace Freeman and Dutch Schweigert vs. The Black Phantom
Brothers and Jim Austeri … Hans Hermann vs. Henry Piers … Fred Kimbell vs. Mahmud
Yousuf

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, May 10, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Black Phantom II b. Hans Hermann (14:00) … Chief War Cloud b. Black
Phantom I (countout) (13:00) … three other matches
Note:  Chief War Cloud was an Oklahoma Mohawk Indian managed by Jim Thorpe.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, May 17, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Mike Mazurki vs. Gene Stanlee … Black Phantom II vs. Golden
Superman … Harry Finkelstein vs. Mahmud Yousuf II … Fred Kimbell vs. Mike Paidousis …
Tony Cosenza vs. Frank Schofro

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, May 24, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Lord Carlton vs. Reb Russell … other matches

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, May 31, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Lord Carlton b. Ivan Kameroff (13:00) … Mahmud Yousef b. Harry
Finkelstein (30-seconds) (bearhug) … Ted Tourtas b. Joe Kameroff … Steve Gob and Red
Ryan drew (30:00) … Hardy Kruskamp and Slim Zimbelman drew (30:00)
Note:  Yousef reportedly stood nearly 7’ tall.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, June 7, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Helen Hild b. Elvira Snodgrass (7:00) … Lord Carlton b. Tony Martinelli
(20:00) … Ted Tourtas b. Tiny Mills … Fred Schofro b. Harry Finkelstein … Mahmud Yousef
b. Lou Bertucci … (1,400 fans)
Note:  The Washington Post stated that Hild was a “20-year-old former fashion model, beauty
contestant and former movie extra.”

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, June 14, 1950
(Griffith Stadium) … Antonino Rocca b. Gene Stanlee (35:00) (airplane spin) … Mae Weston
b. Helen Hild … Marvin Mercer and Ted Tourtas b. Kola Kwariani and Les Ruffin (2-0) Ivan
Kameroff and Tony Martinelli drew (30:00) … (7,868 fans) … (gate:  $14,250) … (referee:  
Claudio Villar) … (announcer:  Jimmy Lake)
Notes:  According to the Washington Post, $6,000 was going to winner of the main event and
$4,000 to the loser and between 15-20,000 fans were expected.  Florence Turner was said
to be the promoter.  Mercer was “introduced as the light heavyweight champion of the world.”
The attendance was considered a disappointment considering the two top stars in the main
event.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, June 21, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Golden Superman and Tony Martinelli drew (60:00) … Ted Tourtas b.
Red Ryan (17:30) … “Tiger” Joe Marsh vs. Frank Schofro … Harry Elstein vs. Ben Weinstein
… Hardy Kruskamp vs. Tiny Mills … (1,100 fans)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, June 28, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Jack Dillon vs. Ted Torutas … Jim Austeri vs. “Tiger” Joe Marsh … other
matches
Note:  The Washington Post indicated that Tortuas was going after his “fourth straight
victory.”

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, July 5, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Lillian Bitters b. Marie Bennett (15:30) … Ronald Meeker b. Ted Tourtas
… Mike Paidousis b. Harry Armus … Tony Consenza and Steve Gob b. Jack Curry and Tiny
Mills (2/3)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, July 12, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Roland Meeker b. Ivan Kameroff (32:00) … Millie Stafford b. June Byers
… Ace Freeman and Steve Gob b. Harry Finkelstein and “Tiger” Joe Marsh … Mike
Paidousis b. Tiny Mills

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, July 19, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Roland Meeker b. Jim Austeri in the finals of a 10-man wrestle royal (21:
00) (dropkick) … Tony Martinelli b. Tiny Mills … Tony Cosenza and Ace Freeman drew (30:
00) … Marvin Mercer b. Jesse James … Faro Rinaldi b. Harry Finkelstein … (1,700 fans)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, July 26, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Gene Stanlee b. Roland Meeker (27:00) … Sky Low Low b. Mighty Fritz
… Marvin Mercer b. Lou Bernardi … Steve Gob b. Les Ruffin … Faro Rinaldi b. Hardy
Kruskamp … (1,700 fans)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, August 2, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Sky Low Low and Tom Thumb b. Jim Little and Mighty Fritz (2/3) …
Roland Meeker b. Tony Morelli (13:00) … Mike Paidousis and Faro Rinaldi drew (30:00) …
Harry Finkelstein b. Lou Bernardi (13:00) … (1,800 fans)
Note:  The Washington Post commonly stated that it was “Ronald Meeker.”

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, August 9, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Sky Low Low and “Giant” Connie Mills b. Ace Freeman and Pee Wee
James (2/3) … Roland Meeker b. Red Ryan (26:00) … Harry Finkelstein b. Harvey Armus …
Stu Hart and Ted Tortuas drew (30:00)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, August 16, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … George Macricostas vs. Gene Stanlee … Little Beaver and Mighty Fritz
vs. Irish Jackie and Sky Low Low

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, August 23, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Jean Holland b. Beverly Lehmer (12:00) … Ken Ackles and George
Macricostas drew (60:00) … Hardy Kruskamp and Mike Paidousis b. Lou Bertucci and Harry
Finkelstein (2/3) … Bud Curtis b. Tiny Mills (17:00) (dropkick) … (1,700 fans)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, August 30, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Primo Carnera b. Roland Meeker (20:00) … Nell Stewart b. Jean Holland
… Ken Ackles and Ted Tourtas drew (30:00) … Angelo Savoldi b. Les Ruffin (16:30) … Bud
Curtis and Jack Dillon were both disqualified … (referee:  Benny Bortnick) … (1,800 fans)
Note:  With the victory, Carnera earned a match with Antonino Rocca for September 11 at
Griffith Stadium.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, September 6, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Bud Curtis b. Jack Dillon (21:00) … Steve Karas and Roland Meeker b.
Lou Bertucci and Les Ruffin … Sammy Berg and Red Ryan drew (30:00) … Ken Ackles b.
Jim Austeri

Washington, D.C.:  Monday, September 11, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Primo Carnera and Antonino Rocca drew (60:00) … Ann LaVerne vs.
Ellen Olsen … Lord Carlton vs. Roland Meeker … The Golden Superman vs. Kola Kwariani
… Bud Curtis vs. Francois McGuite (?) … (2,500 fans) (capacity)
Notes:  This show was originally slated to be held at Griffith Stadium.  The newspaper claimed
it was the third time Carnera and Rocca had wrestled.  Rocca won the first and the second
was a draw.  It was said that the promoter, Mrs. Florence Turner, “moved the mat from the
infield back to home plate to give spectators a closer look at the goings on,” according to the
Washington Post (9/11/1950).  The show was moved indoors due to threatening weather and
the newspaper stated that “hundreds” were turned away.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, September 13, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Bud Curtis b. Red Ryan in the finals of a wrestle royal (21:00) … Roland
Meeker and George Macricostas drew (40:00) … Steve Karas b. Harry Finkelstein (DQ) …
Hardy Kruskamp and George Tragos drew (20:00) … Mohmud Yousef b. Lou Bertucci
(bearhug)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, September 20, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Bud Curtis and Bobby Ford drew (60:00) … Ken Ackles and George
Macricostas drew (30:00) … Jesse James b. Les Ruffin (14:00) … Mike Paidousis b. Hardy
Kruskamp (12:00) … Bill Wilcox b. Pat Muldoon (DQ)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, September 27, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Bud Curtis, Bobby Ford and Golden Superman vs. Lou Bertucci, Jesse
James and Les Ruffin … Natie Brown vs. Francois Miquet … Kimon Kudo vs. Red Ryan

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, October 4, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Lord Carlton b. Roland Meeker … Bobby Ford and Tony Martinelli vs.
Lou Bertucci and Harry Finkelstein
Note:  Meeker was said to be from Shreveport, Louisiana.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, October 11, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Antonino Rocca b. Golden Superman (22:00) (airplane spin) … Bobby
Ford and Steve Karas vs. Lou Bertucci and Harry Finkelstein … Bud Curtis vs. Babe
Zaharias .. Ken Ackles vs. Kola Kwariani … (2,300 fans)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, October 18, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Lord Carlton b. Bud Curtis … Ken Ackles and Steve Karas vs. Babe and
Chris Zaharias … Bobby Ford vs. Billy Wilcox … Lenny Montana vs. Pat Muldoon … (1,800
fans)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, October 25, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Laverne Baxter b. Ken Ackles … Golden Superman and Ted Tourtas vs.
Babe and Chris Zaharias … Red Kirkpatrick vs. Kimon Kudo … Bud Curtis vs. Chick Garibaldi
Note:  The Washington Post stated that Baxter fell onto the TV table, knocking broadcaster
Jim Gibbons off the air “for a few moments.”

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, November 1, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Laverne Baxter and Jack Dillon vs. Babe and Chris Zaharias … Andre
Drapp vs. Francois Miquet … Ioanis Kostolias vs. Les Ruffin … Sammy Berg vs. Bud Curtis

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, November 8, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Lillian Bitter vs. June Byers … Cora Combs vs. Beverly Lehmer …
Laverne Baxter vs. Bud Curtis … Hardy Kruskamp vs. Ruffy Silverstein
Note:  The Washington Post stated that “Mr. Europe” and “Mr. Canada” were also scheduled
to appear on this program.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, November 15, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Gene Stanlee b. Babe Zaharias … Lillian Bitters b. Beverly Lehmer …
Ace Freeman vs. Chris Zaharias … Tiny Mills vs. Ruffy Silverstein … Harry Finkelstein vs.
Roland Meeker

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, November 22, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Captain Ruffy Silverstein b. Laverne Baxter (DQ) … Jack Dillon vs. Great
Scott … Roland Meeker and Francois Miquet vs. Babe and Chris Zaharias … Ioanis Kostolias
vs. Hardy Kruskamp … (referees:  Natie Brown, Benny Bortnick, Claudio Villa)
Note:  In the main event, Baxter fought with referee Brown.

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, November 29, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Laverne Baxter vs. Natie Brown … Tony Martinelli vs. Roland Meeker …
Ace Freeman and Francois Miquet vs. Chick Garibaldi and Les Ruffin … Jack Dillon vs. Ruffy
Silverstein

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, December 6, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … World Heavyweight Champion Don Eagle and Gene Stanlee drew (60:
00) … Nell Stewart b. Ella Waldek (DQ) (11:00) … Andre Drapp vs. Jim Lewis … Ken Ackles
and Roland Meeker vs. Laverne Baxter and Jack Dillon … (2,785 fans)
Notes:  Eagle, according to the Washington Post, claimed the title “last June when he pinned
Frank Sexton.” Drapp was “Mr. Europe.”

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, December 13, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Ken Ackles and Roland Meeker b. Laverne Baxter and Babe Zaharias
(DQ) … Gene Bowman vs. Chris Zaharias … Tony Cosenza vs. Ivan Vacktuff … Harry
Finkelstein vs. Jesse James … (referee:  Benny Bortnick)

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, December 20, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Laverne Baxter vs. Gene Stanlee … Great Scott vs. Roland Meeker …
two more matches

Washington, D.C.:  Wednesday, December 27, 1950
(Turner’s Arena) … Lord Carlton b. Roland Meeker (30:00) … The Great Scott and Ioanis
Kostlias drew (30:00) … Ken Ackles and Stu Hart b. Jim Austeri and Abe Stein … Nell Stewart
b. Millie Stafford (15:00) … (1,260 fans)
Note:  The Washington Post (12/28/1950) stated that this was the “last mat program that will
be televised from Turner’s.”


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