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Pacific Northwest 1979 Almanac

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This is a look at the Pacific Northwest Wrestling territory in 1979, using house show records to compile a list of the top wrestlers, a categorized list of all the wrestlers appearing regularly during the year, known title matches, and the biggest feuds. It is based on the largest possible collection of house show records, culled from my own research as well as various other sources, online or otherwise.

Charting the Territories Nov '22: Sgt. Slaughter sings, Tom Jones wrestles, and Al & Jon vote

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On the latest episode of the Charting the Territories podcast, Al & Jon discuss the 4th quarter of 1974 in the McGuirk wrestling territory. We talk about Tom Jones and his role in breaking racial barriers in the deep south. Plus, we listen to a few cuts from Sgt. Slaughter's album (!) and we reveal our Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame ballots!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Q4 1974

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In the 4th quarter of 1974, Hansen & Goodish team up, Johnny Eagles is fired up for revenge against Akbar, Andre the Giant makes his first appearances in this territory, and more!

Charting the Territories Oct '22: Everything Zen(da) and a Boobie Hi Ball

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On the latest episode of the Charting the Territories podcast, Al Getz and Jon Boucher cover the 4th quarter of 1966 in LeRoy McGuirk's wrestling territory. They discuss one wrestler who tried to launch a career in country music, and another who had a prolific post-wrestling career in the hot rod industry and was also killed (onscreen) by Michael Myers.

A Special Look at Florida in October 1972

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With Vice TV’s Tales From The Territories airing on episode on Championship Wrestling from Florida this week, I decided to use the statistics I’ve created (which analyze wrestling in the territorial era) to take a look at what was going on in Florida in October 1972, 50 years ago.

The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 29 (1966 Q4)

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Welcome to Chapter 29 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts).