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!

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


Other wrestlers advertised for shows this week but not listed in the SPOT ratings: Bill Ash, Dick Murdoch, Jim Marshall, Kenny Milsap and The Spoiler (Don Jardine). Murdoch and the Spoiler were booked against one another in Oklahoma City. Spoiler came in from East Texas while Murdoch was working all over the place; in January alone he worked in Amarillo, Detroit (for The Sheik), East Texas and St. Louis/Central States.

Newcomers to the SPOT Ratings this week are Don Factor and Tommy Gilbert. Tommy had most recently been working for George Gulas.

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Known house shows for the week:

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-Elimination match: Bruce Reed & Herb Calvert & Tommy Gilbert vs Ron Starr & Siegfried Stanke & Steve Lawler
-Don Bass vs Don Factor
-Cuban Assassin vs Ken Wayne
-Bill Ash vs Jim Marshall

Wednesday - Springfield, MO
-Elimination match: Brian Blair & Herb Calvert & Jim Garvin vs Ron Starr & Siegfried Stanke & Steve Lawler
-Cuban Assassin vs Tommy Gilbert
-Don Bass vs Ken Wayne
-Bruce Reed vs Kenny Milsap

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
-Dick Murdoch vs Spoiler
-US Tag Team titles: Brian Blair & Herb Calvert vs Siegfried Stanke & Steve Lawler
-Cuban Assassin vs Don Factor
-Bruce Reed vs Ron Starr
-plus one other match

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