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Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/21-7/27 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending July 27, 1975.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Year-by-year coverage:
1982               1975               1968               1961

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.

I have data for the following house shows this week:
Monday - Monroe, LA & Tulsa, OK
Tuesday - Alexandria, LA & Shreveport, LA
Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR & Kosciusko, MS
Thursday - Greenville, MS & North Little Rock, AR
Saturday - Greenwood, MS

Analysis/Notes: The biggest changes in this week's ratings are for Tom Jones and Pork Chop Cash, who move in opposite directions. Jones moves down the cards while Pork Chop moves up. Bill Watts was not listed in last week's ratings as he had no bookings here between July 9th and the 21st (he worked Atlanta on the 11th and 18th and may have worked other Georgia towns in between), but returns this week.

Not listed in the ratings above are Ken Hill, Oni Wiki Wiki and Treach Phillips, all of whom had only one known booking in the territory this week. Also not listed is Mike Bonham, who subbed for Wiki Wiki.

Hiro Matsuda defended the NWA World's Junior Heavyweight champion during the week against Ken Mantell (Tulsa, Shreveport & North Little Rock) and Danny Hodge (Fort Smith). Hodge & Jay Clayton defended the US Tag Team titles against Buck Robley & Ronnie Garvin in Shreveport and Robley & Ivan Crnkovic in North Little Rock. The Kosciusko ad still lists Hansen & Goodish as US Tag Team champs, so either the title change hadn't been acknowledged there on TV yet (I believe Kosciusko would have gotten the TV from Jackson) or the ad was drawn up before the change occurred.

While firmly entrenched in the mid-card, Bill Dromo is seemingly in line for a push. In notable matches involving him for the week, he beat Stan Hansen in Monroe and was booked in a handicap match against both Ted DiBiase & Jerry Miller in Alexandria.

Frequent tag team combinations:
Danny Hodge & Jay Clayton
Frank Goodish & Stan Hansen
Jerry Miller & Ted DiBiase

Frequent matches:
Hiro Matsuda vs Ken Mantell
Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Bill Dromo vs Ted DiBiase
Bob Sweetan vs Roberto Soto

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