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Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 1/28/80-2/3/80

For the week ending February 3rd, 1980: DiBiase wins the North American title, a "wonderful" newcomer, Watts takes a big step back & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 1/28/80-2/3/80

For the week ending February 3rd, 1980: more East Texas wrestlers continue to make appearances here, Bruce Reed's push continues & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/26/76-2/1/76

For the week ending February 1st, 1976: the new NWA World Heavyweight champion comes in for the week, new tag team champions & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/24/72-1/30/72

For the week ending January 30th, 1972: Mephisto and Muehler movin' on up, Eric the Red debuts & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 1/21/80-1/27/80

For the week ending January 27th, 1980: catching up on title histories, DiBiase's primary dance partner shifts from Ox Baker to Mike George & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 1/21/80-1/27/80

For the week ending January 27th, 1980: The Von Erichs and The Spoiler make appearances, young Bruce Reed starts to move up the cards & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/19/76-1/25/76

For the week ending January 25th, 1976: with Matsuda not booked regularly in the area the heavyweights dominate the top spots on the cards as well as the biggest feuds & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/17/72-1/23/72

For the week ending January 23rd, 1972: one tag team feud heats up while a feud between former tag team partners kicks off, the debut of a future World Junior Heavyweight champ & more!

Danny Hodge: From Prospect to World Champion

This is a special look at the first ten months of Danny Hodge's pro wrestling career, beginning with his debut on 10/2/59 in Oklahoma City and ending with his being crowned the NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion after defeating Angelo Savoldi for the belt on 7/22/60, also in OKC.

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 1/14/80-1/20/80

For the week ending January 20th, 1980: "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd becomes the lead heel, lots of stipulation matches including two lights out matches and a "piledriver match", a look at the ages of some of the wrestlers at the top of the cards & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 1/14/80-1/20/80

For the week ending January 20th, 1980: Tommy Gilbert debuts in the territory, Dick Murdoch and The Spoiler make cameos in Oklahoma City & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/12/76-1/18/76

For the week ending January 18th, 1976: an interesting look at how McGuirk used three different African-American babyfaces over a six-month period of time, the Murdoch-Kox feud continues to heat up & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/10/72-1/16/72

For the week ending January 16th, 1972: full lineups for 16 known house shows during the week including four separate crews working smaller towns on Saturday & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 1/7/80-1/13/80

For the week ending January 13th, 1980: JYD and the Freebirds continue to feud, Ted DiBiase moves up the cards feuding with Ox Baker, Biloxi experiences a "Wildfire" & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 1/7/80-1/13/80

For the week ending January 13th, 1980: Trying to pinpoint the date of a title change, The Cuban Assassin debuts although he's really just A Cuban Assassin & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/5/76-1/11/76

For the week ending January 11th, 1976: Haystack Calhoun sets up shop in the territory for a few weeks, the vacated US Tag Team titles become un-vacated & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/3/72-1/9/72

For the week ending January 9th, 1972: Vic Muehler returns as a heel for one night and one night only, Terry Garvin's manager is "gorgeous" & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 12/31/79-1/6/80

For the week ending January 6th, 1980: JYD and the Freebirds hit main eventer status for the first time here, Watts is gunning for Mike George and his North American title & more!