McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 2/2/76-2/8/76

For the week ending February 8th, 1976: Waldo Von Erich and Gorgeous George Jr move up the cards and into big feuds & 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: Jack Curtis Jr, Joe Turner and Oni Wiki Wiki.

The lone newcomer this week was preliminary wrestler David Nevins (sometime spelled in ads as Nivens). Based on my research, this seems to have been his first territory; he wrestled for several years, mostly in Central States and seemingly as a part-timer most of the way. Leaving the territory was Mike Pappas. He went to Central States from here, and would return about a year later.

Waldo Von Erich leapfrogs over Killer Karl Kox this week to lead the heel side in SPOT Rating. Kox' feud with Dick Murdoch seems to be receding, while Waldo's feud with Bill Watts occupied main event slots in Tulsa, Shreveport, Chalmette and Lafayette. On the babyface side, Watts likewise leapfrogs Murdoch to occupy the top spot.

The biggest mover on the SPOT Ratings is Gorgeous George Jr., who moves up from a .54 to a .68, putting him in the Upper Mid-Card category. He & Greg Valentine are feuding with Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown over the US Tag Team titles, with their FEUD Score increasing to a 35 this week. George & Valentine are acknowledged as US Tag Team champs in Shreveport this week according to a newspaper article, and likely other towns as well.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Monday - Monroe, LA
-No disqualification: Buck Robley vs Sonny King
-Bob Slaughter vs Danny Hodge
-Bob Griffin vs Sonny Rogers
-Calypso Joe vs Ken Dillinger
-Alex Perez vs Igor Putski

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Waldo Von Erich
-US Tag Team titles: Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Gorgeous George Jr & Greg Valentine
-No disqualification: Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
-Mr Ito vs Ted DiBiase
-Jack Curtis Jr vs Oni Wiki Wiki

Tuesday - Alexandria, LA
-Lumberjack match: Bob Griffin vs Buck Robley
-Bob Slaughter vs Sonny King
-Alex Perez vs Danny Hodge
-Grizzly Smith vs Mr Ito
-Igor Putski vs Ken Dillinger
*NOTE: While the newspaper ad lists Griffin vs Robley as a lumberjack match, the results in the following days' paper lists Slaughter vs King as being the lumberjack match; looking at the previous week's results, the match results from this week, and the following week's lineup doesn't clear up which of the two bouts it was, so I'm sticking with the listing in the ad

Tuesday - Shreveport, LA
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Waldo Von Erich
-No disqualification: Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
-US Tag Team titles: Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Gorgeous George Jr & Greg Valentine
-Joe Turner vs Ted DiBiase
-Calypso Joe vs Sonny Rogers

Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR
-Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
-Buck Robley vs Ted DiBiase
-Bob Griffin vs Bob Slaughter
-Calypso Joe vs Mr Ito

Thursday - Chalmette, LA
-Bill Watts vs Waldo Von Erich
-Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Gorgeous George Jr & Greg Valentine
-Grizzly Smith vs Ken Dillinger
-Calypso Joe vs Sonny Rogers
-Igor Putski vs Joe Turner

Thursday - North Little Rock, AR
-Lumberjack match: Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
-Bob Slaughter & Buck Robley vs Sonny King & Ted DiBiase
-Danny Hodge vs Mr Ito
-Alex Perez vs Bob Griffin

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Waldo Von Erich
-Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Greg Valentine & Grizzly Smith
-Gorgeous George Jr vs Ken Dillinger
-Calypso Joe vs Sonny Rogers

Saturday - Loranger, LA
-Sudden death match (match must be won either by Slaughter's claw or King's headbutt): Bob Slaughter vs Sonny King
-Alex Perez vs Bob Griffin
-Buck Robley vs Ted DiBiase
-David Nevins vs Sonny Rogers

Sunday - Houma, LA
-No disqualification: Bob Slaughter vs Sonny King
-Bob Griffin & Ted DiBiase vs Buck Robley & Sonny Rogers
-Alex Perez vs David Nevins

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