Wrigley Field
Promoter Lou Daro
05/05/30 09/30/30 04/13/31 07/18/32
08/28/33 10/10/34 08/19/36 08/11/37
Promoter Johnny Doyle California Title
Tournament 1946
Gilmore Field 1952





May 5, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA
Wrigley Field drawing 17,580 ($69,745.50)
  1. AWA World Champ Gus Sonnenberg beat Everett Marshall (34:55) in three falls.
    • Marshall beat Sonnenberg (21:38).
    • Sonnenberg beat Marshall (33:33).
    • Sonnenberg beat Marshall (34:55).
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September 30, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA
Wrigley Field drawing 36,000
  1. Man Mountain Dean vs. Abe Coleman.
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April 13, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA
Wrigley Field drawing 12,000 ($27,951)
  1. Bill Beth drew Ad Santel (30:00).

  2. Joe Malcewicz beat Dick Raines (25:45).

  3. Joe Stecher beat Myron Cox (9:05).

  4. Ed Lewis beat Ed Don George (78:08) in two straight falls to win the AWA World Title. This result is thought to be a double cross by Lewis as George was supposed to win.
    • Lewis beat George (70:26) via submission.
    • Lewis pinned George (78:08).
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July 18, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA
Wrigley Field drawing 10,000
  1. Steve Strelich beat George Maloney.

  2. Jimmy Atlas drew Karl Davis.

  3. Abe Coleman drew Ira Dern (30:00).

  4. Karl Sarpolis beat Joe Varga via DQ.

  5. Hans Steinke beat Henry Freberg (9:37).

  6. Joe Stecher beat Henry Graber (2:50).

  7. Nat Pendleton beat Dick Raines.

  8. NWA World Champ Jim Londos drew Ray Steele (135:00) in three falls.
    • Steele beat Londos (88:00).
    • Londos beat Steele.
    • The time limit expired (135:00).
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August 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, CA
Wrigley Field drawing 14,000
  1. Fred Meyers beat Rube Wright.

  2. Ole Anderson beat Pat McClary.

  3. Pat Riley beat Louie Bacigalupi.

  4. Vic Christy beat Pete Shoe (9:57).

  5. Casey Columbo beat Gus Eilers (4:25).

  6. George Hagen drew Charley Santen (15:00).

  7. Frank Von Mohr beat Newton Isgrigg in three falls of an "amateur" match.

  8. Ed Lewis beat Marin Plestina (5:24).

  9. Gus Sonnenberg beat Nick Lutze (30:00).

  10. NYSAC World Champ Jim Browning beat Sammy Stein (33:16) in three falls.
    • Browning beat Stein (21:59).
    • Stein beat Browning (29:14).
    • Browning beat Stein (33:16).
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October 10, 1934 in Los Angeles, CA
Wrigley Field drawing 23,565 ($40,922)
  1. Jack Ganson drew Pat O'Shocker (15:00).

  2. Matros Kirilenko pinned Abe Goldberg (6:24).

  3. Jagat Singh beat Dick Davisciurt (13:56) via submission.

  4. Sammy Stein beat Casey Columbo (13:46).

  5. Paul Boesch beat Frank Von Mohr (6:23).

  6. Joe Savoldi drew George Zaharias (30:00).

  7. NYSAC World Champ Jim Londos beat Man Mountain Dean (22:42) in two straight falls.
    • Londos pinned Dean (21:20).
    • Dean was counted out (22:42).

  8. Ray Steele drew Joe Malcewicz (20:00).

  9. Nick Lutze beat Howard Cantonwine (12:43).
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August 19, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA
Wrigley Field drawing 15,321 ($20,723)
  1. Sammy Stein beat Jack McArthur.

  2. Howard Cantonwine beat Mayes McLain.

  3. Steve Savage beat Jack Washburn.

  4. Joe Malcewicz beat Billy Bartush.

  5. Chief Little Wolf beat Freddie Meyers.

  6. Del Kunkel beat Johnny Del Rio (3:55).

  7. Herb Freeman beat Bill Longson (1:46).

  8. Jerry Monahan beat Ted Key (5:15).

  9. Nick Lutze drew Babe Zaharias (10:00).

  10. Leo Papiano beat Juan Olaquivel (3:03) via countout.

  11. Dean Detton beat Bill Hansen (17:00) via decision. The match was stopped so that the main event could begin.

  12. Mondt's World Champ Dave Levin beat Vincent Lopez (47:39) in three falls to win the California-based World Title.
    • Lopez pinned Levin (15:35).
    • Lopez was DQed (41:28).
    • Levin pinned Lopez (47:39).
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August 11, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA
Wrigley Field drawing 13,628 ($23,000)
  1. Juan Olaquivel beat Benny Ginsberg (6:32).

  2. Pat Meehan drew Jimmy Sarandos (15:00).

  3. Jumbo Kennedy beat Jules Strongbow (6:05).

  4. Ted Key beat Howard Cantonwine (14:05).

  5. Gino Garibaldi beat Ignacio Martinez (11:15).

  6. Gus Sonnenberg beat Jack Sampson (6:05).

  7. Nick Lutze beat Pio Pico (2nd - 2:21) in a "wrestler vs. boxer" match.

  8. Dean Detton beat Hans Steinke (10:20).

  9. Mondt's World Champ Bronko Nagurski beat Vincent Lopez (31:00) in two straight falls.
    • Nagurski beat Lopez (29:50).
    • Nagurski beat Lopez (31:00).
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California Title Tournament 1946


January 9 - 23, 1946

Tony Martinez__       
               |Martinez______________                         
Frank Cutler___|                      |
                                      |
Joe Woods______                       |Martinez_
               |Woods______           |         |
Frank Hickey___|           |          |         |
                           |Madray____|         |
         Butch Madray______|                    |
                                                |
Karl Davis_____                                 |
               |Davis______                     |Martinez__
Joe Zomar______|           |                    |          |
                           |Davis_____          |          |
Hans Schnabel__            |          |         |          |
               |Schnabel___|          |         |          |
Brother Myron__|                      |         |          |
                                      |Stewart__|          |
Bobby Stewart__                       |                    |
               |Stewart____|          |                    |
Myron Cox______|           |          |                    |
                           |Stewart___|                    |
Frank Jares_____           |                               |
                |Jares_____|                               |Martinez__
Ralph Halvorson_|                                          |
                                                           |
Pat Fraley______                                           |
                |Fraley____                                |
Abe Kashey______|          |                               |
                           |Fraley______________           |
Willie Davis____           |                    |          |
                |Davis_____|                    |          |
Alberto Corral__|                               |          |
                                                |          |
Reb Russell_____                                |          |
                |Russell___                     |Russell___|
Stanley Pinto___|          |                    |
                           |Russell___          |
Mike Works______           |          |         |
                |Lolotai___|          |         |
Al Lolotai______|                     |         |
                                      |Russell__|
Tor Johnson_____                      |
                |Kulkovich_           |
Henry Kulkovich_|          |          |
                           |Kulkovich_|
Marvin Jones____           |
                |Jones_____|
Olaf Erikson____|

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Gilmore Field 1952


May 21, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA
Gilmore Field drawing 25,256 ($103,277.75)
  1. Lee Grable beat Ray Piret.

  2. Sky Low Low pinned Cowboy Cassidy.

  3. Red Berry drew Billy Varga (15:00).

  4. NWA Tag Champs Mike & Ben Sharpe beat Sandor Szabo & Vic Christy (11:06) when Mike pinned Christy.

  5. NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champ Danny McShain drew Rito Romero.

  6. NWA World Champ Lou Thesz beat Los Angeles-based World Champ Baron Michelle Leone (42:10) in three falls to unify the titles.
    • Thesz pinned Leone (31:20).
    • Leone beat Thesz (37:50) via submission.
    • Thesz pinned Leone (42:10)
Note: This was the first ever $100,000 gate.

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