The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 13 (Q4 1962)

Welcome to Chapter 13 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts). The territory is most commonly known as Tri-State Wrestling and/or Mid-South Wrestling, though neither of those names were actually used until September 1979 when Watts split from McGuirk.

Each chapter covers a three-month period of time and will list our exclusive statistics:

1) SPOT (Statistical Position Over Time) Ratings, which measure a wrestlers average position on the cards
2) FEUD (Frequent Encounters Using Data) Scores, which measure the frequency and breadth of a series of matches between the same wrestlers (or teams)
In addition, we list the advertised lineups for all known house shows in the territory during the time period, an index of newcomers and other wrestlers (special attractions, women, midgets, etc) that passed through the territory, and a match-by-match, town-by-town recap of at least one feud during the quarter.

Previous chapters:
Chapter 1 (Q4 1959)
Chapter 2 (Q1 1960)
Chapter 3 (Q2 1960)
Chapter 4 (Q3 1960)
Chapter 5 (Q4 1960)
Chapter 6 (Q1 1961)
Chapter 7 (Q2 1961)
Chapter 8 (Q3 1961)
Chapter 9 (Q4 1961)
Chapter 10 (Q1 1962)
Chapter 11 (Q2 1962)
Chapter 12 (Q3 1962)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 13 (Q4 1962)


NEW TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER
(wrestlers either making their first-ever appearance as a regular in this territory, their first appearance since Sep 1959, or appearing in a significantly different role/gimmick than when they were here previously)

THE ALASKAN – This was Jay York, one of the three wrestlers who used the Alaskan name. The other two were Mike York (no actual relation to Jay though they may have been billed as brothers occasionally) and Frank Monte. While he worked as a babyface in most of the territory, he was positioned as a heel in Wichita Falls for several weeks before turning babyface on the December 6th house show. Jay came here from East Texas. After his run ended, he wrestled in Southern California briefly in December before starting as a regular in Central States in January 1973.

BUD CODY – Sometimes wrestled as Bill (or Bulldog) Cody. This was his only stint in the McGuirk territory, spending most of his career wrestling in Canada and on the west coast. Among his most frequent opponents were both Karl and Kurt Von Steiger and Pacific Northwest mainstay Shag Thomas.

CHRIS AVEROFF – Born in Greece in 1920, Christos Mellisovas began his career in 1952, first using the ring names Chris Mellisovas and Chris Melios before taking the Averoff name when he started working for Al Haft. This was his only stint here over the course of a 13-year career from 1952 to 1965.

GORDON NELSON – An accomplished amateur wrestler in Canada, Nelson qualified for the Olympics in freestyle wrestling in both 1952 and 1956. Unfortunately, the Canadian Olympic team didn’t have the necessary funds to take wrestlers to the games; it was up to the individual qualifiers to find their own sponsors. Nelson either opted out or was unable to find a sponsor(s). His earliest pro matches were in 1953 and he traveled the world over the course of a career that lasted through the early 1980s. In 1970 he was billed as the masked Mr. Wrestling for the first time in Amarillo and would later use that gimmick in several other territories. He also worked under a mask as Mr. X #2 in Mid-Atlantic in 1977-78, teaming with Mr. X #1 (Geoff Portz).

MARIO GALENTO – Born Bonnie Lee Boyette, Galento began his wrestling career using the ring name Butch Boyette, likely due to him having worked as a butcher before turning pro. It is said that Al “Spider” Galento bestowed the Galento surname to him; they teamed up occasionally early in Mario’s career and again a decade later in Gulf Coast and Georgia. He had last wrestled for McGuirk in 1956 and came here from Gulf Coast in mid-October.

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RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Frankie Cain, the Great Bolo (Al Lovelock), Jerry London and Louie Tillet

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Bill Watts, Happy Humphrey, Tiny Smith and Wild Red Berry
One of the most important figures in the history of the territory, “Cowboy” Bill Watts’ first match for McGuirk was December 17th in Tulsa. He had wrestled occasionally for Jim Barnett’s AWA in the fall while also playing pro football with the United Football League’s Indianapolis Warriors. Watts wrestled at least two other matches for McGuirk in the same week as his Tulsa debut. According to his autobiography, he broke his hand in a bar fight right around this time and worked occasionally as a referee for McGuirk while it healed, returning to in-ring action in February 1963.

PART-TIMERS
The Bat (this may have been Paul Diamond), Bill Steddum, Earl Guess, El Cid, the Masked Marvel, Mr. X, Paul Diamond, Randy Curtis, Red McKim, Ricky Nash, Tony Neopolitan and the Untouchable
Many of these wrestlers only worked shows in the lower half of Louisiana as McGuirk made a short-lived attempt to get back in Baton Rouge and the New Orleans area.

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Ann Regan, Barbara Galento, Evelyn Stevens, Kathy Starr, Margie Ramsey and Peggy Allen
(their overall SPOT Rating was a .77 this quarter)

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Here are the FEUD Scores for the quarter.


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Danny Hodge and Sputnik Monroe, looking at all of the known matches between them with results and 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.

While Hodge and Sputnik had a handful of matches here in late 1961 (and at least once in the Gulas territory earlier that year), this was the first “feud” between the two.  The first singles bout in each city was generally set up by a tag bout with both men on opposite sides the week before. In Tulsa, for example, there was a six-man tag the previous week that saw Hodge “kicked and stomped by Sputnik Monroe when he had Frenchman Louie Tillet stretched out for the pin”.

TULSA
12/10/62 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge beat Sputnik Monroe. The newspaper reports it was a “disputed decision”. With the match tied at one fall apiece, both men’s shoulders were apparently pinned to the mat at the same time, with the referee giving the verdict to Hodge. An angered Monroe grabbed Hodge’s belt and “bolted from the ring” afterwards
12/17/62 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge beat Sputnik Monroe “before a packed audience of more than 2,000 fans”

LITTLE ROCK
12/18/62 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge defeated Sputnik Monroe, but Sputnik left the ring with Hodge’s belt afterwards
1/1/63 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge defeated Sputnik Monroe. Sputnik attempted to hit Hodge with a chair, but it instead hit the top rope, “bounced back like a boomerang and struck Monroe”, who then “went down in a heap” and Hodge pinned him

OKLAHOMA CITY
12/21/62 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge beat Sputnik Monroe
12/28/62 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge beat Sputnik Monroe
1/4/63 Ring enclosed by steel fence: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe

SPRINGFIELD
12/26/62 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge beat Sputnik Monroe by reverse decision. Sputnik pinned Hodge in the third fall by “bracing his feet on the ring ropes” but the referee reversed the decision “after a consultation with ringside officials”. Afterwards, Monroe kicked Hodge in the stomach, grabbed the title belt and “tore out the rear exit” of the venue
1/2/63 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge defeated Sputnik Monroe; this had the same finish as the 1/1 bout in Little Rock involving the chair

WICHITA FALLS
12/27/62 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
1/3/63 NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe

SHREVEPORT
1/7/63 Danny Hodge defeated Sputnik Monroe in a non-title match. Monroe won the first fall with an atomic drop in 11 minutes, but Hodge won the next two falls in a combined time of just eight minutes.

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

10/1/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Eddie Sullivan & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Great Matsuda & Tony Neopolitan
Jerry Miller vs Lu Kim
Andre Drapp vs Bud Cody

10/1/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
El Gran Lothario vs Sputnik Monroe
Joe McCarthy vs Karol Krauser
Dan O'Shocker vs Don Kent

10/2/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Eddie Sullivan vs Karol Krauser

10/2/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Dan O'Shocker vs Don Kent
El Gran Lothario vs Jerry Miller

10/2/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Andre Drapp vs Great Matsuda
Bud Cody vs Lu Kim

10/3/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Danny Hodge & Eddie Sullivan vs Don Kent & Karol Krauser
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Eddie Sullivan vs Karol Krauser

10/3/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Miller
Dan O'Shocker vs El Gran Lothario

10/4/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Great Matsuda vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Andre Drapp vs Lu Kim
Bud Cody vs Elephant Boy

10/4/62 Muskogee, OK (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds)
Dan O'Shocker & Wayne Martin vs Dick Hatcher & Karol Krauser
Karol Krauser vs Wayne Martin
Dan O'Shocker vs Dick Hatcher

10/4/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Dick Beattie vs Eddie Sullivan

10/5/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
El Gran Lothario vs Sputnik Monroe
Joe McCarthy vs Karol Krauser
Don Kent vs Eddie Sullivan
Dan O'Shocker vs Jerry Miller

10/6/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Dan O'Shocker & Eddie Sullivan vs Don Kent & Joe McCarthy
Dan O’Shocker vs Joe McCarthy
Don Kent vs Eddie Sullivan

10/8/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Eddie Sullivan vs Great Matsuda
Andre Drapp vs Lu Kim
Dan O'Shocker vs Elephant Boy

10/8/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Texas rules: El Gran Lothario vs Sputnik Monroe (special referee Danny Hodge)
Don Kent & Jack Donovan vs Jerry Miller & Joe McCarthy
Bud Cody vs Karol Krauser
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Miller

10/9/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
Don Kent & Karol Krauser vs Eddie Sullivan & Jerry Miller
Jerry Miller vs Karol Krauser
Don Kent vs Eddie Sullivan

10/9/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Texas rules: Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
El Gran Lothario vs Jack Donovan
Bud Cody vs Dick Beattie

10/9/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Andre Drapp vs Lu Kim

10/10/62 Baton Rouge, LA (VFW Hall)
Elephant Boy vs Jack Curtis Jr
Earl Guess vs Oni Wiki Wiki

10/10/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Don Kent vs Eddie Sullivan
Bud Cody vs Karol Krauser

10/10/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Texas rules: Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
El Gran Lothario vs Jack Donovan
Dick Beattie vs Jerry Miller

10/11/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Andre Drapp & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Elephant Boy & Lu Kim
Lu Kim vs Oni Wiki Wiki

10/11/62 Muskogee, OK (Nite Club Building)
Dick Hatcher & Don Kent vs Ken Hill & Wayne Martin
Dick Hatcher vs Wayne Martin
Don Kent vs Ken Hill

10/11/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
Winner take all: Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
El Gran Lothario vs Karol Krauser
Bud Cody vs Dick Beattie

10/12/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Don Kent & Jack Donovan vs Eddie Sullivan & El Gran Lothario
Jerry Miller vs Karol Krauser
Bud Cody vs Dick Beattie

10/13/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Don Kent & Kathy Starr vs El Gran Lothario & Evelyn Stevens
Jerry Miller vs Sputnik Monroe
Don Kent vs El Gran Lothario
Evelyn Stevens vs Kathy Starr

10/15/62 New Orleans, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Andre Drapp & Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda & Lu Kim
Elephant Boy vs Jack Curtis Jr
Evelyn Stevens vs Kathy Starr
Mario Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki

10/15/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
El Gran Lothario & Joe McCarthy vs Great Matsuda & Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Miller
Bud Cody vs Eddie Sullivan
El Gran Lothario vs Great Matsuda

10/16/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
Don Kent & Peggy Allen vs Eddie Sullivan & Margie Ramsey
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Eddie Sullivan

10/16/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Joe McCarthy vs Great Matsuda & Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan
Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Great Matsuda vs Joe McCarthy

10/16/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Andre Drapp vs Lu Kim
Evelyn Stevens vs Kathy Starr
Mario Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki

10/17/62 Baton Rouge, LA (VFW Hall)
Dan O'Shocker vs Elephant Boy
Jack Curtis Jr vs Mario Galento

10/17/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Don Kent & Peggy Allen vs El Gran Lothario & Margie Ramsey
Great Matsuda vs Jerry Miller
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs El Gran Lothario

10/17/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge & Joe McCarthy vs Jack Donovan & Sputnik Monroe
Bud Cody vs Eddie Sullivan
Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy

10/18/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Ann Regan & Mario Galento vs Dan O'Shocker & Evelyn Stevens
Andre Drapp vs Lu Kim
Dan O’Shocker vs Mario Galento

10/18/62 Muskogee, OK (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds)
Don Kent & Sputnik Monroe vs El Gran Lothario & Joe McCarthy
Don Kent vs Joe McCarthy
El Gran Lothario vs Sputnik Monroe

10/20/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Jerry Miller vs Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan vs Joe McCarthy
Bat vs Paul Diamond

10/22/62 Elkins, AR (Elkins High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Margie Ramsey vs Don Kent & Peggy Allen
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent

10/22/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan
Gordon Nelson vs Great Matsuda
El Gran Lothario vs Jerry Miller
*NOTE: It appears that the main event was originally booked as McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe, but it was reported that Monroe was “nursing a broken hand” and the match was changed to McCarthy vs Bolo. Sputnik was still being advertised throughout the week, but he did not wrestle again until November 12th

10/23/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
Bat & Don Kent vs Danny Hodge & El Gran Lothario
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Bat vs El Gran Lothario

10/23/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Matsuda vs Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan & Peggy Allen vs Joe McCarthy & Margie Ramsey
Eddie Sullivan vs Gordon Nelson
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy 

10/23/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Andre Drapp & Dan O'Shocker vs Lu Kim & Mario Galento
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

10/24/62 Baton Rouge, LA (VFW Hall)
Mario Galento vs Ricky Nash
Dan O'Shocker vs El Cid

10/24/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas rules: Don Kent vs El Gran Lothario
Gordon Nelson vs Great Matsuda

10/24/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Joe McCarthy & Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen & Sputnik Monroe
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe

10/25/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Andre Drapp vs Lu Kim
Mario Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Dan O'Shocker vs El Cid

10/25/62 Muskogee, OK (Nite Club Building)
Don Kent & Peggy Allen vs Joe McCarthy & Margie Ramsey
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Joe McCarthy

10/26/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Texas rules: Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Danny Hodge & El Gran Lothario & Gordon Nelson vs Don Kent & Great Matsuda & Jack Donovan
Eddie Sullivan vs Jerry Miller
Don Kent vs El Gran Lothario

10/27/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bud Cody & Chris Averoff & Jack Donovan vs Danny Hodge & Eddie Sullivan & El Gran Lothario
Chris Averoff vs Danny Hodge
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan
Bud Cody vs El Gran Lothario

10/29/62 Kingston, OK (High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Jerry Miller vs Don Kent & Jack Donovan
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent

10/29/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Andre Drapp vs Mario Galento
Lu Kim vs Ricky Nash
El Cid vs Elephant Boy

10/29/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy
Gordon Nelson & Margie Ramsey vs Great Matsuda & Peggy Allen
Chris Averoff vs Eddie Sullivan
Gordon Nelson vs Great Matsuda

10/30/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
Bud Cody & Don Kent vs El Gran Lothario & Joe McCarthy
Bud Cody vs Joe McCarthy
Don Kent vs El Gran Lothario

10/30/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Chris Averoff & Great Matsuda vs Eddie Sullivan & Gordon Nelson
Eddie Sullivan vs Great Matsuda
Chris Averoff vs Gordon Nelson

10/30/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Battle royal featuring Andre Drapp, El Cid, Lu Kim, Mario Galento and Ricky Nash
Plus 2 other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/31/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Don Kent vs Great Matsuda
Eddie Sullivan vs El Gran Lothario

10/31/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Chris Averoff vs Joe McCarthy
Gordon Nelson vs Jerry Miller

11/1/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Battle royal featuring Andre Drapp, Dan O'Shocker, El Cid, Lu Kim, Mario Galento, Oni Wiki Wiki and Ricky Nash
Plus 3 other bouts determined by order of elimination

11/1/62 Muskogee, OK (Nite Club Building)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Bud Cody vs Paul Diamond

11/1/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
Jack Donovan & Margie Ramsey vs Joe McCarthy & Peggy Allen
Gordon Nelson vs Great Matsuda
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen

11/2/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Judo jacket match: Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Gordon Nelson & Margie Ramsey vs Jack Donovan & Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Joe McCarthy
Chris Averoff vs El Gran Lothario

11/3/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bud Cody & Don Kent & Jack Donovan vs Eddie Sullivan & El Gran Lothario & Red McKim
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan
Bud Cody vs Red McKim
Don Kent vs El Gran Lothario

11/5/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Andre Drapp & Dan O'Shocker vs Joe McCarthy & Mario Galento
El Gran Lothario vs Jerry Miller
Dan O’Shocker vs Mario Galento

11/5/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Alaskan & Eddie Sullivan & Gordon Nelson vs Chris Averoff & Don Kent & Great Matsuda
Alaskan vs Don Kent
Chris Averoff vs Gordon Nelson
Eddie Sullivan vs Great Matsuda

11/6/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Bud Cody vs Jerry Miller

11/6/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Alaskan & Gordon Nelson & Joe McCarthy vs Chris Averoff & Great Matsuda & Jack Donovan
Alaskan vs Jack Donovan
Great Matsuda vs Joe McCarthy
Chris Averoff vs Gordon Nelson

11/6/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Andre Drapp vs Mario Galento
Dan O'Shocker vs Lu Kim

11/7/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Judo jacket match, third fall is a three-round boxing match: Don Kent vs Great Matsuda
Eddie Sullivan vs Jerry Miller

11/7/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Alaskan & Danny Hodge & Gordon Nelson vs Chris Averoff & Don Kent & Jack Donovan
Don Kent vs Gordon Nelson
Chris Averoff vs Danny Hodge
Alaskan vs Jack Donovan

11/8/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Andre Drapp & Jack Curtis Jr & Jerry Miller vs Earl Guess & El Cid & Mario Galento
Jack Curtis Jr vs Mario Galento
Earl Guess vs Jerry Miller
Andre Drapp vs El Cid

11/8/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
Alaskan & Great Matsuda & Jack Donovan vs Danny Hodge & El Gran Lothario & Gordon Nelson
Alaskan vs Danny Hodge
El Gran Lothario vs Jack Donovan
Gordon Nelson vs Great Matsuda

11/9/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Alaskan & Danny Hodge vs Don Kent & Great Matsuda
Gordon Nelson vs Jack Donovan
Chris Averoff vs Joe McCarthy
Plus 1 other bout, likely a singles match involving participants from the tag bout

11/10/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan
Gordon Nelson vs Joe McCarthy

11/12/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
Eddie Sullivan & Margie Ramsey vs Great Matsuda & Peggy Allen
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Eddie Sullivan vs Great Matsuda

11/12/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Handicap match: Alaskan vs Don Kent & Jack Donovan
Andre Drapp vs Chris Averoff
Bud Cody vs Gordon Nelson

11/13/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
Andre Drapp & Gordon Nelson vs Bud Cody & Jack Donovan
Bud Cody vs Gordon Nelson
Andre Drapp vs Jack Donovan

11/13/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Handicap match: Alaskan vs Chris Averoff & Don Kent
Eddie Sullivan vs Mario Galento

11/13/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Great Matsuda & Mr X
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

11/14/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Gordon Nelson vs Mario Galento
Chris Averoff vs Eddie Sullivan

11/14/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Battle royal featuring Alaskan, Chris Averoff, Don Kent, Gordon Nelson, Joe McCarthy, Mario Galento and Sputnik Monroe
Plus 3 other bouts determined by order of elimination

11/15/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Jack Curtis Jr & Randy Curtis vs Mr X & Untouchable
Earl Guess vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Jack Curtis Jr vs Untouchable

11/15/62 Muskogee, OK (Nite Club Building)
Bud Cody & Eddie Sullivan vs Don Kent & Mario Galento
Bud Cody vs Don Kent
Eddie Sullivan vs Mario Galento

11/15/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Alaskan & Jack Donovan vs Andre Drapp & Gordon Nelson
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

11/16/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Alaskan & Danny Hodge vs Don Kent & Great Matsuda
Eddie Sullivan vs Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy
Andre Drapp vs Mario Galento

11/17/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Alaskan vs Jack Donovan
Chris Averoff vs Gordon Nelson

11/19/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Eddie Sullivan vs Great Matsuda & Joe McCarthy
Chris Averoff vs Jack Curtis Jr
Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Eddie Sullivan vs Joe McCarthy

11/19/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Handicap match: Alaskan vs Jack Donovan (Alaskan must pin Donovan twice in 30 minutes)
Andre Drapp vs Mario Galento
Don Kent vs Gordon Nelson

11/20/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
Andre Drapp & Jerry Miller vs Chris Averoff & Jack Donovan
Andre Drapp vs Chris Averoff
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Miller

11/20/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Alaskan, Bud Cody, Don Kent, Eddie Sullivan, Gordon Nelson, Mario Galento, Mike Clancy and Sputnik Monroe
Plus 2 other bouts determined by order of elimination

11/20/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Great Matsuda & Joe McCarthy
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

11/21/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy

11/21/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Alaskan & Mike Clancy vs Don Kent & Sputnik Monroe
Andre Drapp vs Mario Galento
Alaskan vs Don Kent
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe

11/22/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Jack Curtis Jr & Margie Ramsey vs Mr X & Peggy Allen
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Jack Curtis Jr vs Mr X

11/22/62 Muskogee, OK
Bud Cody & Eddie Sullivan vs Chris Averoff & Mario Galento
Eddie Sullivan vs Mario Galento
Bud Cody vs Chris Averoff

11/22/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Alaskan & Jack Donovan vs Gordon Nelson & Mike Clancy
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

11/23/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Alaskan & Mike Clancy vs Don Kent & Great Matsuda
Gordon Nelson vs Mario Galento
Chris Averoff vs Jerry Miller

11/24/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Battle royal featuring Alaskan, Andre Drapp, Chris Averoff, Don Kent, Jack Donovan, Masked Marvel and Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus 3 other bouts determined by order of elimination

11/24/62 Mountain Home, AR (Mountain Home High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Margie Ramsey vs Joe McCarthy & Peggy Allen
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen

11/26/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Jack Curtis Jr vs Great Matsuda & Joe McCarthy
Eddie Sullivan vs Gordon Nelson
Great Matsuda vs Jack Curtis Jr

11/26/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Alaskan & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan vs Mario Galento
Chris Averoff vs Jerry Miller
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy

11/27/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Alaskan & Joe McCarthy vs Don Kent & Mario Galento
Alaskan vs Don Kent
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento

11/27/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Curtis Jr

11/28/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Danny Hodge & Joe McCarthy vs Great Matsuda & Jack Donovan
Andre Drapp vs Gordon Nelson
Great Matsuda vs Joe McCarthy
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan

11/28/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Handicap match: Alaskan vs Don Kent (Alaskan must pin Kent twice in 30 minutes)
Eddie Sullivan vs Mario Galento

11/29/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Bill Steddum & Mr X vs Jack Curtis Jr & Oni Wiki Wiki
Gordon Nelson vs Untouchable
Mr X vs Oni Wiki Wiki

11/29/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
Alaskan & Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Gordon Nelson vs Mario Galento
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

11/30/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
3 out of 5 falls: Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Alaskan vs Don Kent
Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy
Eddie Sullivan vs Jerry Miller

12/1/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Gordon Nelson & Great Matsuda vs Jack Donovan & Sputnik Monroe
Andre Drapp vs Mario Galento
Great Matsuda vs Jack Donovan
Gordon Nelson vs Sputnik Monroe

12/3/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Don Kent, Gordon Nelson, Great Matsuda, Happy Humphrey, Jack Donovan, Jerry Miller and Joe McCarthy
Plus 3 other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/3/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Two referees: Alaskan & Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Louie Tillet & Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan vs Mario Galento
Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Louie Tillet vs Mike Clancy
Alaskan vs Great Bolo

12/4/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Alaskan & Mike Clancy & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Don Kent & Great Bolo & Sputnik Monroe
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Sputnik Monroe
Alaskan vs Don Kent
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy

12/4/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Battle royal featuring Gordon Nelson, Great Matsuda, Happy Humphrey, Jack Donovan, Jerry Miller and Joe McCarthy
Plus 3 other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/5/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Battle royal featuring Don Kent, Great Matsuda, Joe McCarthy, Louie Tillet and Mike Clancy
Plus 2 other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/5/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Alaskan & Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo & Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan vs Mario Galento
Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Alaskan vs Great Bolo

12/6/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Battle royal featuring Gordon Nelson, Happy Humphrey, Jack Donovan, Jerry Miller, Mr X and Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus 3 other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/6/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
Battle royal featuring Alaskan, Eddie Sullivan, Great Bolo, Louie Tillet, Mario Galento, Mike Clancy and Sputnik Monroe
Plus 3 other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/7/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Alaskan vs Great Bolo
Mario Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Eddie Sullivan vs Louie Tillet

12/7/62 Sulphur, OK (American Legion Hall)
Danny Hodge & Joe McCarthy vs Don Kent & Great Matsuda
Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
Don Kent vs Joe McCarthy

12/8/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Alaskan & Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan & Sputnik Monroe
Jerry Miller vs Mario Galento
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

12/10/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Great Matsuda vs Jerry Miller
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy
Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento

12/10/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Alaskan & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Louie Tillet
Don Kent vs Eddie Sullivan
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy

12/11/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
Battle royal featuring Eddie Sullivan, Great Matsuda, Karol Krauser, Louie Tillet and Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus 2 other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/11/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Alaskan vs Great Bolo
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe

12/11/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Jerry Miller vs Joe McCarthy
Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento

12/12/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Great Matsuda vs Mike Clancy
Jack Donovan vs Louie Tillet
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki

12/12/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Alaskan vs Great Bolo
Danny Hodge & Eddie Sullivan vs Don Kent & Sputnik Monroe
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Eddie Sullivan vs Sputnik Monroe

12/13/62 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Frankie Cain & Jerry Miller vs Joe McCarthy & Mario Galento
Jerry Miller vs Mario Galento
Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy

12/13/62 Laverne, OK (High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Margie Ramsey vs Great Matsuda & Peggy Allen
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda

12/13/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
Winner(s) take all: Alaskan & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Sputnik Monroe
Don Kent vs Eddie Sullivan
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe

12/14/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Loser leave town: Alaskan vs Great Bolo
Handicap match: Happy Humphrey vs Jack Donovan & Louie Tillet
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Don Kent & Sputnik Monroe
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

12/15/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Eddie Sullivan & Mike Clancy vs Karol Krauser & Masked Marvel
Handicap match: Alaskan vs Mario Galento & Sputnik Monroe (Alaskan must defeat both men in 30 minutes; if either Galento or Monroe scores a fall, the Alaskan loses the match)

12/17/62 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Eddie Sullivan & Frankie Cain & Jerry Miller vs Joe McCarthy & Karol Krauser & Mario Galento
Plus 3 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the six-man tag

12/17/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Texas rules, Alaskan will leave town if he loses: Alaskan vs Great Bolo
Bill Watts & Jerry London vs Jack Donovan & Louie Tillet
Great Matsuda vs Mike Clancy

12/18/62 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club Gym)
Jerry Miller & Mike Clancy vs Great Matsuda & Mario Galento
Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy
Great Matsuda vs Jerry Miller

12/18/62 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Alaskan & Bill Watts vs Great Bolo & Louie Tillet
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo
Alaskan vs Louie Tillet

12/18/62 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Eddie Sullivan & Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy & Karol Krauser
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

12/19/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas rules: Great Matsuda vs Mike Clancy
Eddie Sullivan & Jerry London vs Louie Tillet & Mario Galento
Eddie Sullivan vs Mario Galento

12/19/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge & Joe McCarthy vs Karol Krauser & Sputnik Monroe
Loser leave town: Alaskan vs Great Bolo
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe

12/20/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Sputnik Monroe
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

12/21/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Great Matsuda
Jerry London vs Mario Galento
Frankie Cain vs Louie Tillet

12/21/62 Ponca City, OK (Hutchins Memorial)
Alaskan & Barbara Galento vs Jack Donovan & Verne Bottom
Presumably there were 2 additional bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

12/22/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Eddie Sullivan vs Sputnik Monroe
Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento

12/25/62 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Danny Hodge & Joe McCarthy & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Karol Krauser & Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan vs Frankie Cain
Jerry Miller vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy

12/26/62 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Barbara Galento & Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy & Peggy Allen
Eddie Sullivan vs Frankie Cain

12/26/62 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Eddie Sullivan vs Wild Red Berry

12/27/62 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Club Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Jerry Miller vs Mario Galento

12/28/62 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Frankie Cain vs Wild Red Berry
Eddie Sullivan & Red McKim vs Jerry London & Oni Wiki Wiki

12/28/62 Wagoner, OK (Wagoner Armory)
Barbara Galento & Mario Galento vs Joe McCarthy & Peggy Allen
Presumably there were 2 additional bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

12/29/62 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Eddie Sullivan vs Wild Red Berry

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