RESULTS: 1952

Promoter:  ED McLEMORE (Dallas), KEN MOORE (Fort Worth)
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1/8/52 Dallas
Texas Heavyweight champion Duke Keomuka beat Ivan Kalmikoff
Dizzy Davis drew Ray Gunkel
George Scott beat Al Lovelock
Abdullah Bey beat Gene Allbert
Wilson Moton beat Willie Love, "Negro match"

1/15/52 Dallas
Texas Heavyweight champion Duke Keomuka beat Dizzy Davis, third fall forfeit (title later declared vacant by commissioner due to Keomuka's attacks on KRLD radio announcer Charlie Boland and ring announcer George Preston)
Verne Gagne beat Miguel Guzman
Rodolfo Guzman (El Santo) beat Bill Steddum
Ivan Kalmikoff beat Abdullah Bey
George Scott beat Sonny Myers

1/22/52 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Dizzy Davis DQ
Verne Gagne drew George Scott
Ray Gunkel drew Bob McCune
Sonny Myers beat Marvin Jones
Miguel & Rodolfo Guzman beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Art Nelson

1/29/52 Dallas
Benefit card for the March of Dimes.
Duke Keomuka beat Dizzy Davis
Frederick Von Schacht beat Bill Steddum (sub for Sonny Myers)
Bobby Weaver beat Ivan Kalmikoff
Black Guzman beat Angelo Savoldi
Bob McCune beat George Scott, reversed decision

2/5/52 Dallas
Antonino Rocca beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Rito Romero beat Abdullah Bey
Bob McCune beat Kola Kwariani
Art Nelson beat Frederick Von Schacht
Dizzy Davis drew George Scott

2/12/52 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz drew Antonino Rocca
Duke Keomuka beat Bob McCune
Art Nelson beat Abdullah Bey
George Scott beat Rito Romero
Ray Gunkel & Black Guzman beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Kola Kwariani

2/19/52 Dallas
Mr. Moto beat Dizzy Davis
Duke Keomuka drew Enrique Llanes
Texas Tag Team champions Ray Gunkel & Black Guzman beat George Scott & Art Nelson
Mars Bennett beat Millie Stafford
Louise Green beat Ethel Johnson DQ

2/26/52 Dallas
Duke Keomuka & Mr. Moto beat Ray Gunkel & Black Guzman to win Texas Tag Team titles
Art Nelson beat Bob McCune
Abdullah Bey beat Roy McClarity
Fuji beat Bobby Weaver, judo jacket match
Ethel Johnson beat Louise Greene

3/4/52 Dallas
Mr. Moto beat NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny McShain DQ
George Scott beat Duke Keomuka, blood stoppage
Ray Gunkel beat Art Nelson
Black Guzman drew Angelo Savoldi
Abdullah Bey beat Doran O'Hara (sub for Enrique Llanes)

3/11/52 Dallas
George Scott beat Mr. Moto, reversed decision
Ray Gunkel & Otto Kuss beat Duke Keomuka & Eduardo Perez (sub for Fuji)
Abdullah Bey drew Art Nelson
Gene Allbert beat Roy McClarity
Bobby Weaver beat Joe Marlowe

3/18/52 Dallas
Ray Gunkel NCO Mr. Moto (split decision by referees Leo Voss & Bobby Weaver; declared no decision by commissioner with both purses held up)
Dizzy Davis beat Duke Keomuka
Black Guzman beat George Scott DQ
Otto Kuss beat Angelo Savoldi
Abdullah Bey beat Bob McCune
Gene Allbert drew Joe Cassius

3/24/52 Fort Worth (no results available)
Black Guzman vs Mr. Moto, no limit on time or number of falls
Angelo Savoldi vs Ray Gunkel
Lino Palomo vs Lou Palacio

3/25/52 Dallas
Ray Gunkel beat Mr. Moto DQ
Duke Keomuka beat Otto Kuss
Dizzy Davis beat Black Guzman
Abdullah Bey drew Farmer Jones
Lino Palomo beat Bobby Weaver

4/1/52 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Ray Gunkel UTC
Dizzy Davis drew Mr. Moto
Farmer Jones beat Art Nelson
 Abdullah Bey drew Bob Clay
Lino Palomo beat Bill Steddum

4/8/52 Dallas
Farmer Jones beat Dizzy Davis
Irish Jack Kennedy & Dick Raines beat Duke Keomuka & Angelo Savoldi
Roy Graham drew Art Nelson
Bob Clay beat Otto Kuss
Vincent Lopez beat Ellis Bashara

4/15/52 Dallas
Mr. Moto beat Dick Raines, loser leaves town
Duke Keomuka beat Farmer Jones
Texas Women's champion Nell Stewart beat Violet Viann
Ray Gunkel beat George Bollas DQ
Dizzy Davis drew Lino Palomo
Abdullah Bey beat Vincent Lopez

4/22/52 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz beat Ray Gunkel
Duke Keomuka & Mr. Moto beat Killer Kowalski COR, handicap match
Texas Women's champion Nell Stewart beat Ella Waldek
George Bollas drew George Scott
Abdullah Bey beat Lino Palomo

4/29/52 Dallas
Killer Kowalski beat Duke Keomuka & Mr. Moto DQ, handicap match, ring announcer George Preston in Kowalski's corner
George Bollas beat Roy Graham DQ
George Scott drew Ray Gunkel
Juan Hernandez drew Mike Paidousis
Rolando Vera beat Abdullah Bey

5/6/52 Dallas
Ray Gunkel, Killer Kowalski & Reggie (Crusher) Lisowski beat George Bollas, Duke Keomuka & Mr. Moto
Killer Kowalski beat George Bollas
Mr. Moto beat Reggie Lisowski
Duke Keomuka beat Ray Gunkel
Johnny Balbo drew Farmer Jones
Rolando Vera beat Ivan Kalmikoff DQ

5/12/52 Fort Worth
Danny Savich NCO Mr. Moto (stopped due to excessive blood loss and interference by Duke Keomuka)

5/13/52 Dallas
Danny McShain beat Mr. Moto DQ (per stipulations, McShain wins Moto's robe and Moto cannot appear in Dallas main events for 60 days)
Duke Keomuka NCO Danny Savich
Ray Gunkel beat Juan Hernandez (sub for Rolando Vera)
George Bollas drew Dutch Hefner
Reggie Lisowski beat Abdullah Bey

5/19/52 Fort Worth
Danny Savich DCOR Duke Keomuka, no time limit
No result available:
Farmer Jones vs Ellis Bashara

5/20/52 Dallas
George Bollas, Ivan Kalmikoff & Duke Keomuka beat Ray Gunkel, Reggie Lisowski & Danny Savich
Danny Savich beat Ivan Kalmikoff DQ
Duke Keomuka beat Reggie Lisowski
Ray Gunkel beat George Bollas
Mighty Atlas beat Roy Graham
Farmer Jones beat Lino Palomo

5/26/52 Fort Worth (no results available)
Farmer Jones vs Ivan Kalmikoff

5/27/52 Dallas
Danny Savich beat Jack O'Brien
Duke Keomuka beat Mighty Atlas, default
Ray Gunkel & Reggie Lisowski beat George Bollas & Ivan Kalmikoff, referee's decision
Farmer Jones beat Roy Graham DQ
Dutch Hefner beat Bill Steddum

6/3/52 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Danny McShain
Irish Jack Kennedy beat Danny Savich DQ
Ray Gunkel drew Mighty Atlas
Reggie Lisowski beat Ivan Kalmikoff
Dutch Hefner beat George Bollas, referee's decision

6/10/52 Dallas
NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny McShain beat Duke Keomuka
Dizzy Davis NCO Danny Savich
Ethel Johnson beat Louise Greene
Bill & Fred McDaniel beat Farmer Jones & Whiskers Savage
Ray Gunkel drew Rolando Vera

6/17/52 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz beat Wild Bill Longson
Dizzy Davis NCO Danny Savich
Irish Jack Kennedy drew Duke Keomuka
Ethel Johnson beat Kathleen Wimbley
Bill & Fred McDaniel beat Gory Guerrero & Mighty Atlas

6/24/52 Dallas
Danny Savich beat Dizzy Davis, no holds barred, stopped by doctor
Duke Keomuka beat Ray Gunkel
Whiskers Savage, Farmer Jones & Farmer Pete beat Bill & Fred McDaniel & Sky Low Low
Irish Jack Kennedy beat Dutch Hefner
Rolando Vera beat Gene Allbert

7/1/52 Dallas
Dizzy Davis beat Danny Savich
Black Guzman beat Duke Keomuka
Ray Gunkel beat George Scott DQ
Rolando Vera beat Abe Coleman
Irish Jack Kennedy drew Ivan Kalmikoff
Kit Fox beat Dutch Hefner

7/8/52 Dallas
Dizzy Davis beat Duke Keomuka
Ray Gunkel & Black Guzman drew Danny Savich & George Scott
Kit Fox beat Abe Coleman
Karol Krauser drew Prof. Roy Shire
Ivan Kalmikoff bean Vern Taft

7/15/52 Dallas
Mr. Moto beat Dizzy Davis
Kit Fox beat Danny Savich COR
Ricki Starr beat George Scott, referee's decision
Irish Jack Kennedy beat Karol Krauser
Ray Gunkel beat Ivan Kalmikoff
Rolando Vera beat Johnny Bence

7/22/52 Dallas
Mr. Moto beat Kit Fox, reversed decision
No results available:
Duke Keomuka vs Ricki Starr
Danny Savich & George Scott vs Black Guzman & Rolando Vera
Bud Richardson vs Willie Spencer, "Negro match"
Ray Gunkel vs George Penchoff

7/29/52 Dallas
Kit Fox beat Mr. Moto
Black Guzman drew Duke Keomuka
Roy Graham drew George Penchoff
Irish Jack Kennedy beat Dutch Hefner
Ray Gunkel & Ricki Starr beat Danny Savich & George Scott

8/5/52 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Kit Fox
Mr. Moto drew Dick Raines, loser leaves town
Andre Drapp beat Ray Gunkel
 Danny Savich beat Irish Jack Kennedy
No result available:
Ricki Starr vs Black Guzman

8/12/52 Dallas
Dick Raines beat Mr. Moto, loser leaves town
Ricki Starr (sub for Black Guzman) beat Duke Keomuka, reversed decision
Danny Savich beat Kit Fox
Dizzy Davis drew Andre Drapp
Cyclone Anaya beat Ivan Kalmikoff

8/19/52 Dallas
Rito Romero beat Danny Savich, blood stoppage
Duke Keomuka beat Dick Raines
Andre Drapp beat Roy Graham
Cyclone Anaya drew Dizzy Davis
Karol Krauser beat George Penchoff

8/26/52 Dallas
Rito Romero beat Danny Savich DQ
Cyclone Anaya drew Andre Drapp
Dick Raines beat Karol Krauser
Dizzy Davis beat Duke Keomuka
Roy Graham beat Dutch Hefner

9/2/52 Dallas
Dick Raines beat Duke Keomuka
Ray Gunkel beat Roy Graham
Irish Jack Kennedy drew Danny Savich
Cyclone Anaya beat Jack O'Brien
Andre Drapp beat Johnny Bence

9/9/52 Dallas
Texas Heavyweight champion Ray Gunkel beat Dick Raines (earns NWA title match with Lou Thesz per stipulation)
Duke Keomuka beat Billy Varga DQ
Nell Stewart beat Carol Cook
Roy Graham & Jack O'Brien beat Cyclone Anaya & Andre Drapp
Irish Jack Kennedy beat Karol Krauser

9/16/52 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz beat Ray Gunkel UTC
Cyclone Anaya beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Nell Stewart beat Ida May
Dizzy Davis drew Dory Funk Sr
Billy Varga beat Irish Jack Kennedy
No result available:
Dick Raines vs Danny Savich

9/23/52 Dallas
Dizzy Davis & Billy Varga NCO Danny Savich & Duke Keomuka
Danny Savich beat Dizzy Davis
Duke Keomuka drew Billy Varga
Bill Steddum beat Al Massey
Texas Tag Team champions Cyclone Anaya & Black Guzman beat Abe & Al Kashey
Andre Drapp beat Carl Engstrom

9/30/52 Dallas
Danny Savich beat Dizzy Davis UTC
Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich beat Roy Graham & Jack O'Brien
Andre Drapp drew Billy Varga
Cyclone Anaya beat Abe Kashey DQ
Al Kashey beat Bill Steddum
Dory Funk Sr beat Carl Engstrom

10/7/52 Dallas
Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich beat Cyclone Anaya & Black Guzman to win Texas Tag Team titles
Dory Funk Sr drew Billy Varga
Cowboy Orville Carlson beat Al Kashey
Roy Graham beat Abe Kashey
Ricki Starr beat Hank "Spoiler" Matheny

10/14/52 Dallas
Ricki Starr beat Danny Savich
Andre Drapp beat Duke Keomuka
Ray Gunkel beat Ike Eakins
Irish Jack Kennedy beat Abdullah Bey
Cowboy Orville Carlson drew Black Guzman

10/21/52 Dallas
Texas Tag Team champions Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich beat Ray Gunkel & Ricki Starr
Duke Keomuka drew Ricki Starr
Cowboy Orville Carlson drew Carlos Moreno
Abdullah Bey beat Dr Lee Grable
Andre Drapp drew Dick Raines

10/28/52 Dallas
Texas Heavyweight champion Duke Keomuka beat Ray Gunkel UTC
Ricki Starr (sub for Ray Gunkel, injured in first fall of above match) beat Duke Keomuka, non-title
Ricki Starr beat Kinji Shibuya DQ
Ike Eakins beat Kinji Shibuya DQ
Cowboy Orville Carlson beat Abdullah Bey
Cyclone Anaya beat Roy Graham

11/4/52 Dallas
NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny McShain beat Wild Red Berry DQ
 Texas Tag Team champions Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich beat Ray Gunkel & Ricki Starr
Ray Gunkel, Ricki Starr & Ginger the Wrestling Bear beat Duke Keomuka, Danny Savich & Kinji Shibuya
Ginger the Wrestling Bear beat Danny Savich DQ
Ella Waldek beat Dolores Villa
Juan Humberto beat Ike Eakins
Cyclone Anaya beat Dory Funk Sr, referee's decision

 11/11/52 Dallas
Wild Red Berry beat NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny McShain DQ
Texas Tag Team Champions Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich beat Cowboy Orville Carlson & Ricki Starr
Cowboy Orville Carlson, Ricki Starr & Billy Varga beat Juan Humberto, Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich to win initial Texas Six-Man Tag titles
Cyclone Anaya drew Juan Humberto
Billy Varga beat Andre Drapp
Ella Waldek beat Ethel Brown

11/18/52 Dallas
Ricki Starr beat Duke Keomuka (wins Texas Title match with Cyclone Anaya per stipulation)
"National Women's Tag Team champions" June Byers & Millie Stafford beat Dot Dotson & Ella Waldek
Wild Red Berry beat Danny Savich
Billy Varga beat Juan Humberto
Cyclone Anaya beat Irish Jack Kennedy

11/25/52 Dallas
Benefit card for Leader Dogs for the Blind.
NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny McShain beat Billy Varga
Bob Clay beat Bill Steddum DQ
Cyclone Anaya drew Juan Humberto
Duke Keomuka beat Andre Drapp
Ricki Starr beat Wild Red Berry

12/2/52 Dallas
Texas Heavyweight champion Cyclone Anaya beat Billy Varga
Wild Red Berry drew Ricki Starr
Juan Humberto drew Irish Jack Kennedy
Roy Graham beat Kinji Shibuya
Jack O'Reilly beat Gene Allbert

12/9/52 Dallas
NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny McShain beat Ricki Starr (accompanied by Ray Gunkel)
Texas Heavyweight champion Cyclone Anaya beat Roy Graham DQ (per stipulation, Graham was required to beat Anaya twice in 30 minutes to win the match)
Wild Red Berry drew Gory Guerrero
Andre Drapp beat Jack O'Brien
Billy Varga beat Bill Steddum

No cards held for remainder of December due to split between Houston and Dallas offices, triggered by multiple wrestlers' threat to strike at a televised San Antonio card on 12/10 unless they were paid talent fees for their TV appearances; as a result, wrestling is not seen that night on San Antonio's WOAI-TV, which airs a movie instead.  

A lawsuit is filed on 12/29 against Ed McLemore, matchmaker Doc Sarpolis and KRLD-TV by Cyclone Anaya, Ray Gunkel, Billy Varga, Ricki Starr, Red Berry, Danny McShain, Gory Guerrero and Dory Funk Sr, claiming KRLD is televising their Dallas matches in violation of their contracts. Texas Wrestling Agency (Houston) announces NWA cards featuring McLemore's former crew to begin at Dallas nightclub Pappy's Showland in January; McLemore continues promoting at Sportatorium with non-NWA wrestlers, including a young rookie named Jack Adkisson (later known as Fritz Von Erich).