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!

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



Other wrestlers advertised for shows this week but not listed in the SPOT ratings: Buddy Austin, Jim Garvin, John Gagne, Tom Bradley, The Viking and women wrestlers Donna Christantello (Christianello), Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams. In the case of Garvin, he's primarily serving as Terry Garvin's manager at this time, but worked occasional tag matches and handicap matches. The women worked exclusively in battle royals during this two-week run; their SPOT Ratings were about a .57, putting them in the mid-card category in similar spots as Bob Boyer and Chuck Karbo.

Chuck Karbo returned to the territory this week for the first time since the previous June. He did a tour of Japan for IWE in July and then worked in Portland and Vancouver for the rest of 1971.

John Gagne finished up in the territory this week. His next known whereabouts are in Portland in October 1972.

As mentioned last week, Vic Muehler returned to the area and promptly turned babyface; this week is the first week he's wrestling on the babyface "side", which is reflected in the SPOT Ratings chart above.

I have lineups for 16 house shows this week, with 2 shows each night Monday through Friday, four shows on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Looking at the entire crew, it is very possible that a third show took place on each weeknight, as there are enough wrestlers to put together a show in smaller towns each of those nights. It also depends on how they did their TV at this time, as some of the "missing" wrestlers from the house shows during the week may have been taping TV somewhere. But it really is amazing to see the number of shows run each and every night of the week and to realize how much work went into running the territory.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Monday - Shreveport, LA
-World Junior Heavyweight title: Doctor X vs Ramon Torres
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Bob Sweetan vs Ivan Putski
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Rick Renaldo

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Great Mephisto vs Red McKim
-Vic Muehler vs Viking
-Prelims: Parker vs Rose and Williams vs Christantello

Tuesday - Little Rock, AR
-North American Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Vic Muehler
-Great Mephisto vs John Gagne
-Prelims: Parker vs Rose and Williams vs Christantello

Tuesday - Monroe, LA
-Handicap match: Ivan Putski vs Jim Garvin & Terry Garvin
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Grizzly Smith & Johnny Eagles
-Bob Boyer vs Don Duffy
-Rick Renaldo vs Silento Rodriguez

Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA
-Grizzly Smith vs Terry Garvin (if Grizzly wins he gets 3 minutes with Jim Garvin)
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Ivan Putski & Silento Rodriguez
-Buddy Austin vs Rick Renaldo
-Prelim: Hart vs Rodriguez

Wednesday - Jackson, MS
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Doctor X vs Ramon Torres
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Bob Sweetan vs Johnny Eagles
-plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving four of the women in the battle royal

Thursday - Chalmette, LA
-World Junior Heavyweight title: Doctor X vs Ramon Torres
-Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Boris Malenko vs Johnny Eagles
-Prelims: Parker vs Rose and Williams vs Christantello

Thursday - Wichita Falls, TX
-Great Mephisto vs Tom Jones
-Billy Red Lyons vs Gypsy Joe Rosario
-Don Duffy vs Vic Muehler

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-Non-title: Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Bob Sweetan vs Silento Rodriguez
-plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving four of the women in the battle royal

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
-Doctor X vs Tom Jones
-Danny Hodge vs Ramon Torres
-Billy Red Lyons vs Great Mephisto
-Don Duffy vs Vic Muehler
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Red McKim
-plus a 10-man battle royal featuring all the wrestlers on the card

Saturday - Greenwood, MS
-Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving four of the women in the battle royal

Saturday - Joplin, MO
-Danny Hodge & Ramon Torres vs Doctor X & Don Duffy
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Vic Muehler
-Prelim: Duffy vs Torres

Saturday - Longview, TX
-Bob Boyer & Ivan Putski vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Chuck Karbo vs Tom Bradley
-plus 1 prelim, likely a singles match involving two of the participants from the tag bout

Saturday - Loranger, LA
-Jim Garvin & Terry Garvin vs Johnny Eagles & Silento Rodriguez
-Bob Sweetan vs Grizzly Smith
-Special 10 minute challenge match: Johnny Eagles vs Jim Garvin (Eagles must win 2 falls in 10 minutes or forfeit his entire purse for the night)

Sunday - Houma, LA
-Bob Sweetan & Jim Garvin & Terry Garvin vs Grizzly Smith & Johnny Eagles & Silento Rodriguez
-plus 3 prelims, likely singles matches involving the participants from the six-man tag

Sunday - Tulsa, OK
-Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Danny Hodge & Ramon Torres vs Doctor X & Great Mephisto
-Handicap match: Gypsy Joe Rosario & Rick Renaldo vs Ivan Putski
-Don Duffy vs Vic Muehler

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