Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 12/20-12/26 1982

For the week ending December 26th, 1982: Mr Olympia forced to leave town, the promotion takes a holiday break as we finish up our coverage of 1982 & more!

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




Mr. Olympia (Jerry Stubbs) left the territory this week as the result of a match taped on December 8th at the Shreveport TV tapings. Stagger Lee & Mr. Wrestling II were scheduled to face Matt Borne & Ted DiBiase in a no-disqualification match for the Mid-South Tag Team titles with the loser of the fall having to leave town for 90 days. Wrestling II was injured prior to the match, so Olympia took his place and ended up losing the fall. He went to Southeastern and would return here after the 90 days were up.

The promotion took a week off for the holidays, with the only known show this week taking place on Sunday in Houston. As was the norm at the time, the Houston cards featured talent from Southwest and from outside the area in addition to some of the Mid-South wrestlers.

This will be the last week we cover this period of time (at least for now). Starting with the New Year, we will be covering 1972, 1976 and 1980 each and every week. In addition, on the last Friday of each month I will post three months' worth of house show lineups, SPOT Ratings and FEUD Scores. These will start with the fourth quarter of 1959 (when Danny Hodge made his pro debut), which will be posted on Friday, December 27th. And on a regular basis I will do special projects, like the Deep Dive on Dusty Rhodes and the Comparison of SPOT Ratings to Apter magazine ratings for December 1984 that I recently did.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Sunday - Houston, TX
-AWA World Heavyweight title: Johnny Rich vs Nick Bockwinkel
-Kamala vs Stagger Lee
-Hacksaw Duggan vs Tony Atlas
-Chavo Guerrero vs Gino Hernandez
-Matt Borne & Ted DiBiase vs Tiger Conway Jr & Tom Prichard
-Dusty Rhodes vs Grappler
-Gene Lewis vs Mr Wrestling II
-Grappler II vs Ray Candy


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