Mid-South Wrestling: Q4 1980

In the 4th quarter of 1980, a feud straight out of a Jim Croce song, Jake Roberts and the Grappler battle over title belts, Ole Anderson tries to collect a bounty on the Cowboy & more!


Here are the SPOT Ratings for the quarter.


NEW TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER
(wrestlers either making their first-ever appearance as a regular in this territory or appearing in a significantly different role/gimmick than when they were here previously)

BRETT WAYNE – Brett Eugene Woyan, the younger brother of “Mad Dog” Buzz Sawyer, debuted as a pro earlier in the year shortly before his 20th birthday. After making a handful of appearances in Mid-Atlantic (and maybe one or two in Georgia), he came here in late October. In addition to teaming with his brother for a notable run in Georgia, he also tagged regularly with Tom Prichard in Portland. In singles competition, he had three reigns as Pacific Northwest champ, one run as National champion (Georgia) and one in Central States.

COCOA SAMOA – Born in Pago Pago, Samoa wrestled under a few different names over the course of his career. Primarily known as Cocoa, he also used the name Tama (or Tami) Samoa in Portland and in Memphis he wrestled as Sabu the Wildman. Cocoa teamed with Jimmy Snuka in Portland in the mid-70s and held tag team titles in Hawaii (with Mando Guerrero and Ati Tago) and in Portland in the mid-80s (with Brady Boone and Ricky Santana).

JIM GARVIN – Garvin had been here before as the manager of his “brother” Terry Garvin, but his last appearances here in that role were back in early 1973. In 1979 as a babyface in Florida he was involved in a notable angle where his mentor (Killer Karl Kox) turned on him. He later worked for Leroy McGuirk’s Tri-State territory shortly after McGuirk and Watts split in the fall, then went back to Florida for a long stretch before coming here as a babyface.

LEROY BROWN – Taking his ring name from the Jim Croce song “Bad Bad Leroy Brown”, Roland Daniels debuted in 1977 in Memphis. Interestingly enough, one of hist first matches as a pro was a tag team match featuring Sylvester Ritter (the future Junkyard Dog) on the opposing team. After stints in East Texas, Southern California and Florida and a tour of New Japan, Brown came here as a partner/ally of Ernie Ladd to feud with JYD, which was only natural if you know the lyrics to the aforementioned Croce song. Too bad they didn’t bring in Angelo “King Kong” Mosca to take part in it as well!

MIKE MILLER – Before he was “Mean”, plain ol’ Mike Miller debuted as a pro in late 1979 for Jerry Jarrett. He then worked in Florida and for Nick Gulas before coming here. He is best known for his lengthy run in Portland in the 80s, which saw him win the Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles eight times with several different partners and hold the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title three times.

OLE ANDERSON – While we probably shouldn’t consider him a “regular” here, Ole had over a dozen bookings over the course of several weeks towards the end of the year. He primarily faced Bill Watts in bounty matches. I’m assuming the bounty was placed by Ernie Ladd, as he also teams with Ladd & Leroy Brown on a few occasions to face Watts and other top babyfaces.

RON CHEATHAM – This appears to be Cheatham’s debut as a pro. He bounces around the southern territories for a few years in the early 80s mostly in a preliminary role.

SUPER DESTROYER – Scott Irwin started his career in 1976 under his real name. In early 1978, he went to the WWWF to team up with the former Zarinoff (Soldier) Lebeouf as the Lumberjacks (Scott was Lumberjack Eric, Zarinoff was Lumberjack Pierre). The team won the WWWF Tag Team titles from Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci on June 26th, 1978 in Madison Square Garden. They lost the titles to Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea in November. Irwin then went to Florida as Thor the Viking. After losing a loser leave town match to Steve Keirn in Orlando in October 1979, he returned under a mask a few weeks later as the Super Destroyer. In October 1980 he toured All Japan as The Asteroid, then went to Memphis for a couple of weeks before debuting here in late November.

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RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Bill Watts, King Cobra, Larry Booker, Mr Wrestling II and Ray Candy

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Dusty Rhodes, the Freebirds (they came in for one match against Watts & JYD; unknown which two Freebirds it was or if all three were present), Jose Lothario, Nikolai Volkoff, Stan Hansen, Stan Stasiak and Wahoo McDaniel
Dusty, Volkoff, Stasiak and McDaniel worked the Superdome card on 11/27 (many sources incorrectly list Ivan Koloff facing Dusty on that show; it was actually Volkoff)

PART-TIMERS
Don Hudson, Greg Gaine (could have been Greg Gagne but it doesn’t seem likely), Jerry Oates, John & Rick Davidson, Ken Wayne, Lars Anderson, Stan Lane and Tiger Conway Jr

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Joyce Grable, Judy Martin, Leiliani Kai and Pepper Torres
(their overall SPOT Rating this quarter was a .50)

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Here are the FEUD Scores for the quarter.


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between the Grappler and Jake Roberts, looking at all of the known matches between them with stipulations noted where available. The matches are arranged chronologically by city, so you can easily see which cities had multiple matches between them.

Keep in mind that some newspapers didn't list details, so just because a match isn't specified as a title match, we don't necessarily know for a fact that it was non-title and the same can apply for stipulation bouts.

During this feud, the Grappler was the North American champion and Jake Roberts was the Louisiana Heavyweight champion. The Grappler began the feud as Mississippi Heavyweight champ as well but lost that title to Killer Karl Kox in mid-November.

SHREVEPORT
10/10/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the Louisiana Heavyweight title
11/14/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts (Roberts won)
11/21/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the North American title (Roberts won by dq)
11/28/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts in a no-disqualification match for the North American title (Grappler won)

GREENVILLE
10/30/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts

CHALMETTE/NEW ORLEANS
11/17/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts (Roberts won)
12/1/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts (Roberts won)
12/8/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts (Roberts won by dq)
1/5/81 Grappler vs Jake Roberts (Roberts won by dq)

JACKSON
11/19/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts in a title match (unsure if North American title or Mississippi title)
11/26/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts in a no-disqualification match for the North American title
12/10/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts in a lumberjack match for the North American title

LAKE CHARLES
11/23/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts
12/7/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the Louisiana title
1/11/81 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the North American title

THIBODAUX
11/24/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts

BATON ROUGE
11/25/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts
11/30/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the North American title
12/9/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts in a no-disqualification match for the North American title
12/14/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the North American title

ALEXANDRIA
11/29/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts
12/13/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the North American title

MONROE
11/30/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts (Roberts won)
12/14/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the North American title (Roberts won by dq)

HOUMA
12/28/80 Grappler vs Jake Roberts in a title match (unsure if North American title or Louisiana title)

LORANGER
1/1/81 Grappler vs Jake Roberts for the Louisiana title

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Here is the calendar of known house shows for the quarter.


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

9/29/80 Chalmette, LA (St. Bernard Civic Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Grappler vs Ted DiBiase
Ernie Ladd vs Paul Orndorff
Bill Watts vs Michael Hayes
Ken Mantell vs Killer Karl Kox
Gerald Finley vs Paul Ellering
Jake Roberts vs Johnny Mantell
9/30/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
North American title: Grappler vs Ted DiBiase
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Texas death match: Ken Mantell vs Paul Orndorff
Frank Dusek vs Steven Little Bear
Dick Anderson vs Killer Karl Kox
Paul Ellering vs Tommy Wright
Gerald Finley vs Johnny Mantell
10/2/80 Greenville, MS (National Guard Armory)
Mississippi Heavyweight title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Frank Dusek vs Terry Orndorff
Gerald Finley & Tommy Wright vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Dick Anderson vs Steven Little Bear
10/3/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Johnny Mantell & Ken Mantell vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Grappler vs Jerry Oates
Jake Roberts & Terry Lathan vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Gerald Finley vs Paul Ellering
Dick Anderson vs Ernie Ladd
Frank Dusek vs Tommy Wright
10/4/80 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Johnny Mantell & Ken Mantell vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
North American title: Grappler vs Jerry Oates
Paul Ellering vs Terry Lathan
Dick Anderson vs Killer Karl Kox
Mark Lewin vs Tommy Wright
Jake Roberts & Steven Little Bear vs Mexican Angel & Turk
10/5/80 Thibodaux, LA (Civic Center)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Johnny Mantell & Ken Mantell vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Grappler vs Jerry Oates
Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear
Ernie Ladd vs Jake Roberts
Dick Anderson vs Killer Karl Kox
Plus 2 other bouts

10/6/80 Chalmette, LA (St. Bernard Civic Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Johnny Mantell & Ken Mantell vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Grappler vs Jerry Oates
Dick Anderson vs Ernie Ladd
Paul Ellering vs Terry Lathan
Frank Dusek vs Killer Karl Kox
Gerald Finley & Terry Lathan vs Mexican Angel & Turk

10/7/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Ernie Ladd vs Jerry Oates
Dick Anderson vs Steven Little Bear
Frank Dusek vs Killer Karl Kox
Gerald Finley & Tommy Wright vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Jake Roberts vs Mike Miller

10/9/80 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Mississippi Heavyweight title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Gerald Finley vs Paul Ellering
Jake Roberts & Steven Little Bear vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Mike Miller vs Tommy Wright

10/10/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Junkyard Dog vs Paul Ellering
Ernie Ladd vs Terry Orndorff
Gerald Finley & King Cobra vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Dick Anderson vs Terry Lathan
Mike Miller vs Tommy Wright

10/11/80 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Johnny Mantell & Ken Mantell vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Mississippi Heavyweight title: Grappler vs King Cobra
Ernie Ladd vs Jake Roberts
Gerald Finley vs Paul Ellering
Frank Dusek vs Killer Karl Kox
Mike Miller vs Steven Little Bear
Dick Anderson vs Terry Lathan

10/12/80 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Lights out match: Ken Mantell vs Terry Orndorff
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Frank Dusek vs Jake Roberts
Johnny Mantell vs Tommy Wright
Dick Anderson vs Steven Little Bear

10/12/80 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Johnny Mantell & Ken Mantell vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
North American title: Grappler vs Jose Lothario
King Cobra vs Paul Ellering
Ernie Ladd vs Tiger Conway Jr
Killer Karl Kox vs Mike Miller
Gerald Finley & Terry Lathan vs Mexican Angel & Turk

10/16/80 Greenville, MS (National Guard Armory)
Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Jake Roberts vs Mike Miller
Gerald Finley & Terry Lathan vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Dick Anderson vs Tommy Wright

10/17/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Ken Mantell
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Johnny Mantell vs King Cobra
Terry Lathan vs Turk
Mexican Angel vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa vs Dick Anderson

10/18/80 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Grappler vs Ray Candy
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Johnny Mantell & Ken Mantell vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
King Cobra vs Paul Ellering
Ernie Ladd vs Tommy Wright
Jake Roberts vs Mexican Angel
Gerald Finley vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

10/19/80 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Ken Mantell
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Johnny Mantell vs Ray Candy
King Cobra vs Turk
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

10/20/80 Chalmette, LA (St. Bernard Civic Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Junkyard Dog vs Paul Ellering
Jake Roberts vs Turk
Ernie Ladd vs Ray Candy
Johnny Mantell vs Steven Little Bear
Dick Anderson vs Terry Lathan
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

10/21/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Ken Mantell
Ernie Ladd vs Ray Candy
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Johnny Mantell & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Tommy Wright vs Turk
Mexican Angel vs Steven Little Bear

10/22/80 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Jake Roberts vs Ken Mantell
Cocoa Samoa vs Johnny Mantell
Mexican Angel & Turk vs Terry Lathan & Tommy Wright
Mike Miller vs Steven Little Bear

10/23/80 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Ernie Ladd vs King Cobra
Jake Roberts vs Johnny Mantell
Dick Anderson vs Steven Little Bear

10/24/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa & Tommy Wright vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Mike Miller vs Terry Orndorff

10/25/80 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
North American title: Grappler vs Ted DiBiase
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Ken Mantell
Johnny Mantell vs Killer Karl Kox
Dick Anderson vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

10/26/80 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd vs Ted DiBiase
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Johnny Mantell
Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff vs Mexican Angel & Paul Ellering
Steven Little Bear vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Dick Anderson

10/26/80 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
North American title: Grappler vs Ted DiBiase
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Jake Roberts vs Turk
Johnny Mantell vs Killer Karl Kox
Mexican Angel vs Tommy Wright
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

10/27/80 Thibodaux, LA (Civic Center)
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Johnny Mantell
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Mr Wrestling II vs Turk
Mexican Angel vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

10/28/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Come as you are: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Johnny Mantell vs Mr Wrestling II
King Cobra & Mexican Angel vs King Cobra & Steven Little Bear
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan
Dick Anderson vs Tommy Wright

10/29/80 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
North American title: Grappler vs Ted DiBiase
Bill Watts vs Ole Anderson
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts vs Lars Anderson
Johnny Mantell vs Mr Wrestling II
Paul Ellering vs Terry Orndorff
King Cobra & Steven Little Bear vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

10/30/80 Greenville, MS (National Guard Armory)
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Mr Wrestling II vs Turk
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan

10/31/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff
North American title, lumberjack match: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Mr Wrestling II vs Stan Lane
Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa vs Mexican Angel
Ron Cheatham vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

11/1/80 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Mr Wrestling II vs Paul Ellering
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Lars Anderson
Stan Lane vs Steven Little Bear
Leroy Brown vs Terry Orndorff
Tommy Wright vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Dick Anderson
Ron Cheatham vs Terry Lathan

11/2/80 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
North American title: Grappler vs Mr Wrestling II
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Lars Anderson
Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear
Leroy Brown vs Tommy Wright
Cocoa Samoa vs Stan Lane
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

11/3/80 Chalmette, LA (St. Bernard Civic Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Jake Roberts vs Mexican Angel
Grappler vs Mr Wrestling II
Killer Karl Kox vs Stan Lane
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Steven Little Bear
Leroy Brown vs Terry Lathan
Cocoa Samoa vs Frank Dusek

11/4/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Lights out match: Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Freebird 1 & Freebird 2
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd vs Mr Wrestling II
Steven Little Bear vs Turk
Paul Ellering vs Terry Orndorff
Leroy Brown vs Tommy Wright
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

11/5/80 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Come as you are: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd vs Mr Wrestling II
Junkyard Dog vs Paul Ellering
King Cobra vs Leroy Brown
Jake Roberts vs Mexican Angel
Tommy Wright vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Dick Anderson
Brett Wayne vs Ron Cheatham

11/7/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Grappler vs Mr Wrestling II
Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Killer Karl Kox vs Stan Lane
King Cobra vs Mexican Angel
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Leroy Brown vs Terry Lathan

11/8/80 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Junkyard Dog vs Paul Ellering
Stan Lane vs Steven Little Bear
Mexican Angel & Turk vs Terry Lathan & Tommy Wright
Dick Anderson vs Mike Miller

11/9/80 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Mexican Angel
Come as you are: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Mr Wrestling II
Stan Lane vs Steven Little Bear
King Cobra vs Leroy Brown
Tommy Wright vs Turk
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

11/9/80 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Stan Lane
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Mr Wrestling II vs Paul Ellering
Mexican Angel vs Steven Little Bear
Leroy Brown vs Terry Lathan
Cocoa Samoa vs Ron Cheatham

11/10/80 Chalmette, LA (St. Bernard Civic Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Killer Karl Kox vs Mexican Angel
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Jake Roberts & Mr Wrestling II
Greg Gaine vs Paul Ellering
Cocoa Samoa vs Turk
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

11/12/80 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Bldg)
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ellering handcuffed to ringpost: Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear
Jake Roberts vs Ron Cheatham
Handicap match: Brett Wayne & Tommy Wright vs Leroy Brown
Terry Lathan vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Mexican Angel

11/14/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Mr Wrestling II vs Paul Ellering
Mexican Angel vs Steven Little Bear
Jim Garvin vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Ron Cheatham

11/15/80 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
North American title, no disqualification: Grappler vs Mr Wrestling II
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Cocoa Samoa vs Leroy Brown
Killer Karl Kox vs Turk
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan
Mexican Angel vs Tommy Wright

11/16/80 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
No disqualification: Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox
Leroy Brown vs Steven Little Bear
Brett Wayne vs Mexican Angel
Cocoa Samoa vs Turk
Ron Cheatham vs Terry Lathan
Mike Miller vs Tommy Wright

11/17/80 Chalmette, LA (St. Bernard Civic Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
partner & Terry Lathan vs Paul Ellering & Turk
Ken Wayne & Tommy Wright vs Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

11/18/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox
Handicap match: Brett Wayne & Cocoa Samoa vs Leroy Brown
Mike Miller vs Ray Candy
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan
Tommy Wright vs Turk

11/19/80 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Title match (unsure if North American or Mississippi title): Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Ellering handcuffed to ringpost: Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Leroy Brown vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa vs Ron Cheatham
Terry Lathan vs Turk
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

11/21/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Ernie Ladd barred from building: Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin & Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering & Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Tommy Wright
Brett Wayne vs Mexican Angel
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

11/22/80 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear
Handicap match: Brett Wayne & Tommy Wright vs Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa & Terry Lathan vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Jim Garvin vs Ron Cheatham

11/23/80 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts & King Cobra vs Paul Ellering & Turk
Handicap match: Brett Wayne & Tommy Wright vs Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

11/23/80 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Ernie Ladd & Paul Ellering vs Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox
King Cobra vs Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan

11/24/80 Thibodaux, LA (Civic Center)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
King Cobra vs Paul Ellering
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Terry Lathan vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

11/25/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Ladd barred from arena: Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Paul Ellering vs Terry Lathan
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Cocoa Samoa vs Turk
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

11/26/80 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Steel cage match: Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
North American title, no disqualification: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
King Cobra vs Leroy Brown
Paul Ellering vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne & Tommy Wright vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Jim Garvin vs Mike Miller

11/27/80 New Orleans, LA (Superdome)
Lights out match: Ernie Ladd vs Paul Orndorff
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Dusty Rhodes vs Nikolai Volkoff
Mark Lewin vs Ted DiBiase
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Mexican Angel & Turk vs Steven Little Bear & Wahoo McDaniel
Jim Garvin vs Ron Cheatham
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown

11/28/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
North American title, no disqualification: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Bill Watts vs Stan Stasiak
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Joyce Grable vs Judy Martin
Jim Garvin vs Turk
Super Destroyer vs Terry Lathan
John Davidson vs Tommy Wright

11/29/80 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Parish Coliseum)
Bounty match: Bill Watts vs Ole Anderson
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Joyce Grable vs Judy Martin
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Jim Garvin vs Turk
Super Destroyer vs Tommy Wright
Cocoa Samoa vs Mexican Angel

11/30/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
North American title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Bounty match: Bill Watts vs Ole Anderson
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Judy Martin vs Pepper Torres
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Super Destroyer vs Tommy Wright
Jim Garvin vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller

11/30/80 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Bounty match: Bill Watts vs Ole Anderson
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Joyce Grable vs Leilani Kai
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Super Destroyer vs Tommy Wright
Brett Wayne vs Terry Lathan

12/1/80 New Orleans, LA (Municipal Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Steel cage match: Ernie Ladd vs Paul Orndorff
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Bounty match: Bill Watts vs Ole Anderson
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Joyce Grable & Pepper Torres vs Judy Martin & Leilani Kai
Super Destroyer vs Terry Lathan
Jim Garvin vs Turk

12/2/80 Longview, TX (National Guard Armory)
Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox
Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Leilani Kai vs Pepper Torres
Mike Miller vs Tommy Wright
Cocoa Samoa vs Mexican Angel

12/3/80 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Bldg)
Ladd barred from building: Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin
Leilani Kai vs Pepper Torres
Brett Wayne vs Super Destroyer
King Cobra vs Turk
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan

12/5/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox
Jim Garvin vs Mike Miller
Mexican Angel vs Tommy Wright

12/6/80 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Grappler & Paul Ellering vs Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox
Bounty match: Bill Watts vs Ole Anderson
Leilani Kai vs Pepper Torres
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Brett Wayne vs Super Destroyer

12/7/80 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Ole Anderson
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Jim Garvin vs Turk
Leilani Kai vs Pepper Torres

12/7/80 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Ole Anderson vs Paul Orndorff
Leilani Kai & Mike Miller vs Pepper Torres & Steven Little Bear
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Brett Wayne vs Super Destroyer

12/8/80 New Orleans, LA (Municipal Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Paul Ellering vs Paul Orndorff
Dog collar match: Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
King Cobra vs Ole Anderson
Killer Karl Kox vs Turk
Jim Garvin vs Mike Miller

12/9/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
North American title, no disqualification: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear
Brett Wayne vs Super Destroyer
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Cocoa Samoa vs Turk

12/10/80 Jackson, MS (Fairground Industry Bldg)
North American title, lumberjack match: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Super Destroyer vs Terry Lathan

12/12/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Steven Little Bear vs Turk
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Mike Miller vs Tommy Wright
Don Hudson vs King Cobra

12/13/80 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Lights out match: Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
North American title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown & Ole Anderson
Brett Wayne vs Super Destroyer
Jim Garvin & King Cobra vs John Davidson & Rick Davidson
Don Hudson vs Tommy Wright

12/13/80 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Mexican Angel & Turk vs Steven Little Bear & Terry Lathan
Plus 1 other bout

12/14/80 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Ole Anderson
North American title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Steven Little Bear vs Super Destroyer
Killer Karl Kox vs Mexican Angel
Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering
Terry Lathan vs Turk

12/14/80 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Ole Anderson
North American title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Jim Garvin & Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Tommy Wright vs Turk

12/15/80 New Orleans, LA (Municipal Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
opponent vs Paul Ellering
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Ray Candy vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Ole Anderson
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan
Paul Ellering vs Terry Lathan

12/26/80 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Lights out match: Paul Ellering vs Paul Orndorff
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Louisiana Heavyweight title: Jake Roberts vs Stan Hansen
Ray Candy vs Super Destroyer
King Cobra vs Turk
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Cocoa Samoa vs Ron Cheatham
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan

12/27/80 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Parish Coliseum)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Ray Candy vs Stan Hansen
Jim Garvin vs Mike Miller
Ron Cheatham vs Terry Lathan
King Cobra vs Larry Booker

12/28/80 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
An unknown opponent vs Paul Orndorff (the ad is smudged; it’s probably either Ladd, Brown or Ellering)
Ray Candy vs Super Destroyer
Title match (unsure if North American or Louisiana title): Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Jim Garvin & Steven Little Bear vs Mexican Angel & Turk
King Cobra vs Larry Booker

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