Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 11/19-11/25 1979

For the week ending November 25th, 1979: two youngsters named Michael and Terry make their debuts, a look at some absolutely LOADED Thanksgiving weekend lineups & more!

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


    Other wrestlers advertised for shows this week but not listed in the ratings:
    Dick Murdoch, Ernie Ladd, Jose Lothario, Ken Patera, Tom Price (believed to be Tom Prichard), Wahoo McDaniel

    • Newcomers this week: 20-year old Michael Hayes & 18-year old Terry Gordy (both in from Memphis)
    • Leaving the territory: Eric Embry (went to Vancouver/Stampede) & Russ Jones (Bobby Fulton; next known whereabouts Stampede in Feb '80)

    Known house shows for the week:

    Tuesday - Baton Rouge, LA
    • Texas Death match: Bob Sweetan vs Mr Wrestling II
    • Louisiana Heavyweight title: Iron Mike Sharpe vs Mike George
    • Buck Robley vs King Kong Mosca
    • Pork Chop Cash vs Stan Hansen
    • Charlie Cook & Hercules Ayala vs Gino Hernandez & Junkyard Dog
    • Gene Lewis vs Steve Hall

    Wednesday - Jackson, MS
    • Mid-South Tag Team title match: Bill Watts & Buck Robley vs Bob Sweetan & Mike George
    • North American title, no disqualification: Mike George vs Mr Wrestling II
    • Dick Murdoch & Stan Hansen vs King Kong Mosca & Tank Patton
    • Charlie Cook vs Gino Hernandez
    • Junkyard Dog vs Mark Totten
    • (plus 1 other bout)

    Thursday - Lafayette, LA
    • North American title match: Buck Robley vs Mike George
    • Louisiana Heavyweight title match: Iron Mike Sharpe vs King Kong Mosca
    • Charlie Cook vs Junkyard Dog
    • Hercules Ayala vs Jonathan Boyd
    • Dizzy Golden vs Tank Patton
    • Mark Totten vs Mike Bowyer

    Friday - Greenwood, MS
    • $2,000 Battle Royal
    • Mississippi Heavyweight title match: Jerry Oates vs Mike George
    • Texas Death match, loser not in battle royal: King Cobra vs Pork Chop Cash
    • (plus 3 other bouts featuring Gene Lewis, Jonathan Boyd, Mark Totten, Stan Hansen, Steve Hall and Tank Patton)

    Friday - Shreveport, LA
    • Louisiana Heavyweight title match: Iron Mike Sharpe vs Junkyard Dog
    • Brass Knucks trophy match: Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
    • Lumberjack match: King Kong Mosca vs Wahoo McDaniel
    • Ernie Ladd vs Mr Wrestling II
    • Dizzy Golden & Hercules Ayala vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
    • Igor Putski vs Mike Bowyer

    Saturday - Alexandria, LA
    • Mid-South Tag Team title match: Bill Watts & Buck Robley vs Bob Sweetan & Mike George
    • North American title match: Mike George vs Mr Wrestling II
    • Indian strap match: King Kong Mosca vs Wahoo McDaniel
    • Ken Patera vs Stan Hansen
    • Ernie Ladd vs Jerry Oates
    • Gino Hernandez vs Jose Lothario
    • Charlie Cook vs Junkyard Dog
    • King Cobra & Tom Price vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy

    Saturday - Loranger, LA
    • Hercules Ayala & Iron Mike Sharpe vs Pork Chop Cash & Tank Patton
    • Igor Putski vs Jonathan Boyd
    • Dizzy Golden vs Mike Bowyer
    • Gene Lewis vs Mark Totten

    Sunday - Baton Rouge, LA
    • North American title, steel cage match: Mike George vs Mr Wrestling II
    • Louisiana Heavyweight title match: Iron Mike Sharpe vs Ken Patera
    • Buck Robley & Dick Murdoch vs Gino Hernandez & Junkyard Dog
    • Jose Lothario vs Pork Chop Cash
    • Dizzy Golden & Hercules Ayala vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
    • Stan Hansen vs Tank Patton
    • Igor Putski vs Mike Bowyer

    Sunday - Monroe, LA
    • Brass Knucks trophy match: Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
    • North American title match: Dick Murdoch vs Mike George
    • Buck Robley & Stan Hansen vs Ken Patera & King Kong Mosca
    • Strap match: Charlie Cook vs Junkyard Dog
    • Ernie Ladd vs Mr Wrestling II
    • Jerry Oates vs Jonathan Boyd
    • Gene Lewis vs King Cobra

    There are results for a show on Sunday in Natchitoches, LA listed on wrestlingdata.comcagematch.net and Mark James' Mid-South/UWF Wrestling Record Book. This show likely was an afternoon show, as there is no duplication between the wrestlers who appear on it and those who appeared on the Baton Rouge afternoon show.

    There are also partial results for a show at the New Orleans Superdome on Sunday evening listed in a couple of places. The only result listed is Hayes & Gordy beating Watts & Robley to win the Mid-South Tag Team titles. Watts and Robley were both booked in Monroe, which started at 6pm. For them to have done both shows they would have to have flown from Monroe to New Orleans on a private plane, but it's doable. While the New Orleans newspaper did not run ads for most wrestling shows at this time, there is mention of a show at the Superdome on this date. This means Watts and Robley may have worked three shows on Sunday, with Watts in Natchitoches and Robley in Baton Rouge in the afternoon plus both in Monroe in the early evening and New Orleans later in the night. Also, the wrestlers who worked both Baton Rouge and Monroe would probably have to have flown to Monroe.

    Frequent matches:
    • Charlie Cook vs Junkyard Dog
    • Mike George vs Mr Wrestling II
    • Bob Sweetan vs Mr Wrestling II
    • Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
    • Bill Watts & Buck Robley vs Bob Sweetan & Mike George
    • Iron Mike Sharpe vs Mike George

    Frequent tag team combinations:
    • Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
    • Bob Sweetan & Mike George
    • King Kong Mosca & Tank Patton
    • Bill Watts & Buck Robley
    • Gino Hernandez & Junkyard Dog
    • Buck Robley & Mr Wrestling II
    • Dizzy Golden & Hercules Ayala

    Comments

    1. FWIW.... Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy def Bill Watts & Buck Robley ON TV to win the Mid South Tag Titles. Michael Hayes actually got the pin on Bill Watts after interference from Bruiser Bob Sweetan.

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      1. Thanks! The title history sites I use for research seen to have gotten this one wrong

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