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The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 4 (1960 Q3)

Welcome to Chapter 4 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts). The territory is most commonly known as Tri-State Wrestling and/or Mid-South Wrestling, though neither of those names were actually used until September 1979 when Watts split from McGuirk.

On the last Friday of every month, we will post a new Chapter, with each chapter covering a three-month period of time.

Previous chapters:
Chapter 1 (1959 Q4)
Chapter 2 (1960 Q1)
Chapter 3 (1960 Q2)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC CHAPTER 4 (1960 Q3)



ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS
7/1/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan Bull Brummel & Lorraine Johnson vs Cowboy Bradley & Laura Martinez Chief Red Cloud vs Taro Miyaki Jack Curtis Jr vs Karol Krauser
7/5/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) One-night tournament for the Arkansas Junior Heavyweight title featuring Carlos Rodrig…
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The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 2 (1960 Q1)

Welcome to Chapter 2 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts) and most commonly known as Mid-South Wrestling (though that name was only used starting in Sep '79).

On the last Friday of every month, we will post a new Chapter, with each chapter covering a three-month period of time.

Previous chapters: Chapter 1

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC CHAPTER 2 (1960 Q1)




ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

1/1/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge & Ivan the Terrible vs Karol Krauser & Soldat Gorky
Dick Hutton vs Great Bolo
Farmer Jones vs Mr. Sasaki
Bob Clay vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/4/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Wrestle Royal featuring Danny Hodge, Don Kent, Farmer Jones, Great Bolo, Ivan the Terrible, Karol Krauser, Mr Sasaki, Oni Wiki Wiki and Soldat Gorky
Plus three matches determined by order of elimination

1/5/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinso…

The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 1 (1959 Q4)

Welcome to Chapter 1 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts) and most commonly known as Mid-South Wrestling (though that name was only used starting in Sep '79).

On the last Friday of every month, we will post a new Chapter, with each chapter covering a three-month period of time.

A few quick notes:
-A huge tip of the hat to http://www.midatlanticgateway.com as their "Almanac" section helped serve as inspiration for the entire Charting the Territories project.
-Unless otherwise noted (which is very rare), all of the information listed here is the result of my own personal research, even at the expense of duplicating information/research that was already out there.
-My focus is on the advertised lineups for wrestling events, not the results. As such, we generally will not be posting results for events, just what was advertised to take place.
-While SPOT Ratings and FEUD Sc…

Mid-South Wrestling: March 1980

Here's a look at Mid-South Wrestling in March 1972: Killer Khan debuts and is immediately thrust into a big angle with Ted DiBiase, oil tycoon Ken Mantell wants a lock of your hair, JYD "doesn't get paid by the hour" & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: March 1980

Here's a look at Leroy McGuirk's Tri-State Wrestling territory in March 1972: Killer Karl Krupp, Mr Pogo and Jerry Brown come to town, trying to pin down exact dates of a couple of title changes & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: March 1976

Here's a look at the McGuirk wrestling territory in March 1976: Danny Hodge breaks his neck in a car accident less than 2 weeks after regaining the NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, Blondes have more fun and get the gold, the Funker comes to town, Sweetan returns while Patera moves up & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: March 1972

Here's a look at the McGuirk wrestling territory in March 1972: Danny Hodge regains the NWA World Junior Heavyweight title from Doctor X, Ken Mantell and Eric the Red move up the cards, the US Tag Team titles change hands, The Stomper (non-Mongolian version) debuts & more!