McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 2/9/76-2/15/76

For the week ending February 15th, 1976: The Blondes and Gorgeous George Jr move up to main event status as their tag team feud (also involving Greg Valentine) heats up & more!

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

As you can see, I've added a Rankings chart. This chart separates singles wrestlers from those primarily working as a tag team and ranks them according to their SPOT Ratings. For tag teams, I take each individual's SPOT Rating (which can be different if they work occasional singles matches) and just use the average. It's the simplest way to do it and still gives a generally accurate ranking of the teams.

Other wrestlers advertised for shows this week but not listed in the SPOT ratings: Jack Curtis Jr and women wrestlers Toni Rose and Vicki Williams.

There were no newcomers this week. Igor Putski left the territory, going to Northern California (where he worked as Rick Ferrara). He would return here over the summer.

Gorgeous George Jr continues his rapid climb up the SPOT Ratings this week. His SPOT Rating increases from a .68 to a .80, putting him in the Main Eventer category. George & Greg Valentine hold the US Tag Team titles and are feuding with The Hollywood Blondes (Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown, managed by Sir Oliver Humperdink). That feud has the highest FEUD Score this week of 46, crossing the theoretical "major feud" threshold. Other feuds of note are Bob Slaughter vs Sonny King, Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox and Bill Watts vs Waldo Von Erich. In the case of Murdoch and Kox, their feud is winding down. Kox finds himself being moved slightly down the cards into the Upper Mid-Carder category. This is mostly due to the rotation of top talent in and out of the actual main events, though Kox will stay in the Upper Mid-Card category for the foreseeable future, particularly as he begins a series of matches with young Ted DiBiase in a couple of weeks.


Known house show lineups for the week:

Monday - Monroe, LA
-Lumberjack match: Buck Robley vs Sonny King
Bob Slaughter vs Grizzly Smith
Bob Griffin & Vicki Williams vs Sonny Rogers & Toni Rose
David Nevins vs Mr Ito

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Killer Karl Kox
-Dick Murdoch vs Waldo Von Erich
-US Tag Team titles: Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Gorgeous George Jr & Greg Valentine
-Alex Perez vs Ted DiBiase
-Calypso Joe vs Ken Dillinger

Tuesday - Alexandria, LA
-Lights out match: Bob Griffin vs Buck Robley
-Bob Slaughter & Mr Ito vs Grizzly Smith & Sonny King
-Toni Rose vs Vicki Williams
-Sonny Rogers vs Ted DiBiase

Tuesday - Shreveport, LA
-US Tag Team titles, best 3-out-of-5 falls: Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Gorgeous George Jr & Greg Valentine
-Dick Murdoch vs Waldo Von Erich
-Danny Hodge vs Killer Karl Kox
-Alex Perez vs Jack Curtis Jr
-Calypso Joe vs Ken Dillinger

Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR
-Lights out bull rope match: Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
-Bob Griffin & Danny Hodge vs Buck Robley & Mr Ito
-Bob Slaughter vs Ted DiBiase
-plus one other bout, likely a singles match involving participants from the tag bout

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-US Tag Team titles: Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Gorgeous George Jr & Greg Valentine
-Bob Slaughter vs Sonny King
-Toni Rose vs Vicki Williams
-Buck Robley vs Ted DiBiase

Saturday - Loranger, LA
-Bob Slaughter & Buck Robley vs Sonny King & Ted DiBiase
-Toni Rose vs Vicki Williams
-Calypso Joe vs Ken Dillinger
-David Nevins vs Sonny Rogers

Sunday - Houma, LA
-Lumberjack match: Bob Slaughter vs Sonny King
-Buck Robley vs Grizzly Smith
-Calypso Joe vs Sonny Rogers
-David Nevins vs Ken Dillinger

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