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Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/28-9/3 1961

Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending September 3rd: the Louisiana towns are shufflin', two newcomers are Scufflin', a Bruiser leaves to (maybe) become a Ripper & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/26-9/1 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending September 1st: Louisiana circuit wrestlers Jack Dalton (aka Don Fargo) & Kenny Mack arrested "in conjunction with alleged torture initiation by a motorcycle gang which calls itself the Pagans" & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/25-8/31 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending August 31st: NWA World champ Jack Brisco passes through, Dick Murdoch might need to find some new friends, three new faces come in from Memphis & more.

Mid-South & Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/27-9/2 1979

We begin our look at the year 1979 with the week ending September 2nd: the week before "the week that changed everything"

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 8/23-8/29 1982

Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending August 29th: DiBiase and JYD still the hot feud, the Mississippi state title changes hands ... in Louisiana, Horner & Anthony gain experience & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/21-8/27 1961

Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending August 27th: the Fargos headline one crew while the Bolos headline the other, what exactly is a Russian roulette style battle royal, how does one get a perfect 1.00 SPOT rating & more.

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/19-8/25 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending August 25th: the tag tam titles are held up (in most towns), Hodge & Parente square off with Yokouchi & Ito in a couple of stipulation matches, Danny Little Bear teams with an actual bear & more.

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/18-8/24 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending August 24th: we run through main events and other important matches from the 11 shows we have data for this week, look at four newcomers to the territory & more.

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 8/16-8/22 1982

Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending August 22nd: DiBiase takes on all comers, who came in from Southwest to try and collect a bounty on JYD?, Tim Horner and Tony Anthony debut & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/14-8/20 1961

Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending August 20th: 6'5" 450 pound The Great Antonio is NOT the largest man in town, the promotion runs a stacked outdoor show at a larger venue in OKC, Hodge squares off against Donnie Fargo a few times & more.

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/12-8/18 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending August 18th: long before intergender matches were all the rage we've got an intergender/interspecies/handicap match in Oklahoma City, the tag team titles kinda sorta maybe change hands on TV & more.

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/11-8/17 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending August 17th: Watts-Murdoch & Grizzly-Dromo feuds heat up, the tag team titles (probably) change hands, Jerry Miller must leave town ... twice, preliminary wrestler Ronnie Paul tragically passes away & more.

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 8/9-8/15 1982

Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending August 15th: JYD & DiBiase still the top feud, Dick Murdoch returns & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/7-8/13 1961

Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending August 13, 1961.

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

Year-by-year coverage:
1982197519681961

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 - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR Thursday - New Orleans, LA Friday - Oklahoma City, OK Saturday - Ada, OK
Analysis/Notes: The babyface side was bolstered with two new…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/5-8/11 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending August 11, 1968.

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

Year-by-year coverage:
1982197519681961

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week. The crew that worked central and southern Louisiana is covered separately towards the bottom of this post.

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 - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - Longview, TX &a…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 8/4-8/10 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending August 10, 1975.

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

Year-by-year coverage:
1982197519681961

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 & Jackson, MS
Thursday - Chalmette, LA & Greenville, MS & North Little Rock, AR
Saturday - Greenwood, MS

Data/Analysis: Th…

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 8/2-8/8 1982

Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending August 8, 1982.

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

Year-by-year coverage:
1982197519681961

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
Tuesday - Baton Rouge, LA
Friday - Lafayette, LA
Saturday - Alexandria, LA
Sunday - Baton Rouge, LA

Data/Analysis: The only change in the roster this week was the departure of Steve Williams. Steve had spent most of the summer on the road and the…