Year-End Rankings

 Updated on 8/9/21 with rankings for 1964!


As we “chart” the McGuirk/Watts territory over various years, I have developed a way of calculating year-end rankings for each year. For now, these rankings will list the Top 12 wrestlers (the Dirty Dozen) and the Top 5 feuds (the Feudin’ Five) in the territory for each year, though I may change those numbers if it is warranted.

When we finish covering a particular calendar year on the blog, I will add it to this running list. Details on how these are calculated can be found at the bottom of this post.

1960

THE DIRTY DOZEN
1. Danny Hodge
2. Great Bolo
3. Karol Krauser
4. Jack Donovan
5. Ali Bey
6. Jack Curtis Jr
7. (tie) Angelo Savoldi
(tie) Ivan the Terrible
9. Hassan Bey
10. Oni Wiki Wiki
11. Pepi Pasquale
12. Soldat Gorky

THE FEUDIN’ FIVE
1. Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
2. Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
3. (tie) Ali Bey vs Angelo Savoldi
(tie) Great Bolo vs Jack Curtis Jr
5. Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible


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1961

THE DIRTY DOZEN
1. Great Bolo
2. Mike Clancy
3. Danny Hodge
4. Mighty Bolo
5. Nelson Royal
6. Tiny Smith
7. (tie) Karol Krauser
(tie) Red McKim
9. (tie) Oni Wiki Wiki
(tie) Waldo Von Erich
11. Donnie Fargo
12. Jack Donovan

THE FEUDIN’ FIVE
1. Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
2. Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
3. Mike Clancy vs Waldo Von Erich
4. Great Bolo vs Waldo Von Erich
5. (tie) Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
(tie) Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin
(tie) Russian Angel vs Torbellino Blanco


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1962

THE DIRTY DOZEN
1. Danny Hodge
2. Joe McCarthy
3. Great Matsuda
4. Mike Clancy
5. Sputnik Monroe
6. Red McKim
7. (tie) Don Kent
(tie) Tiny Smith
9. Al Torres
10. Oni Wiki Wiki
11. Karol Krauser
12. Louie Tillet

THE FEUDIN’ FIVE
1. Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
2. Great Matsuda vs Mike Clancy
3. Danny Hodge vs Great Matsuda
4. Mike Clancy vs Waldo Von Erich
5. Al & Ramon Torres vs Jack & Jim Dalton


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1963

THE DIRTY DOZEN
1. Great Bolo (Al Lovelock)
2. Mike Clancy
3. Danny Hodge
4. Bill Watts
5. Jerry Kozak
6. Joe McCarthy
7. Mario Galento
8. Tom Bradley
9. Red McKim
10. Jack Curtis Jr.
11. (tie) Sputnik Monroe
(tie) Terry Garvin

THE FEUDIN' FIVE
1. Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
2. Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
3. Al Lovelock (the unmasked Great Bolo) vs Tony Borne
4. Bill Watts & Jerry Kozak vs Great Bolo (Lovelock) & Mighty Bolo (Frank Marconi)
5. Mike Clancy vs Mr. Sasaki


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1964

THE DIRTY DOZEN
1. Danny Hodge
2. Al Lovelock (Great Bolo)
3. Mike Clancy
4. Karol Krauser
5. Jerry Kozak
6. Antone Leone
7. Mike Gallagher
8. Stan Pulaski
9. Hiro Matsuda
10. Terry Garvin
11.   Nelson Royal
12. (tie) Angelo Savoldi
(tie) Art Neilson

THE FEUDIN' FIVE
1. Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
2. Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
3. Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
4. Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
5. (tie) 8 different 'feuds' tied for 5th

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1965-1971 to come at a later date

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1972

THE DIRTY DOZEN
1. Bill Watts
2. Grizzly Smith
3. Ivan Putski
4. Tom Jones
5. Danny Hodge
6. Doctor X
7. Terry Garvin
8. Bob Sweetan
9. (tie) Dale Lewis
(tie) Lorenzo Parente
11. Bobby Hart
12. Ken Mantell

THE FEUDIN’ FIVE
1. Danny Hodge vs Doctor X
2. Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Ken Mantell & Tom Jones
3. Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
4. Bill Watts vs Dale Lewis
5. (tie) Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
        (tie) Bob Sweetan vs Doctor X


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1973-1975 to come at a later date

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1976

THE DIRTY DOZEN
1. Bill Watts
2. Killer Karl Kox
3. Dick Murdoch
4. Bob Sweetan
5. Grizzly Smith
6. Ken Patera
7. Buck Robley
8. (tie) Bobby Jaggers
        (tie) Scandor Akbar
10. (tie) Buddy Roberts
        (tie) Jerry Brown
12. (tie) Randy Tyler
        (tie) Ron Starr

THE FEUDIN’ FIVE
1. Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
2. (tie) Bill Watts vs Waldo Von Erich
(tie) Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Gorgeous George Jr & Greg Valentine
4. (tie) Bob Slaughter vs Sonny King
(tie) Killer Karl Kox vs Ted DiBiase


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1977-1979 to come at a later date

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1980

THE DIRTY DOZEN
1. Junkyard Dog
2. Paul Orndorff
3. Terry Gordy
4. Buck Robley
5. Michael Hayes
6. Ted DiBiase
7. Ken Mantell
8. Ernie Ladd
9. The Grappler
10. (tie) Bill Watts
(tie) Buddy Roberts
12. Iron Mike Sharpe

THE FEUDIN’ FIVE
1. Ken Mantell vs Paul Orndorff
2. Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
3. Killer Khan vs Ted DiBiase
4. (tie) Bull Ramos vs Iron Mike Sharpe
(tie) The Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
(tie) The Grappler vs Ted DiBiase


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1981-1985 to come at a later date

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Notes: These are calculated by taking the weekly SPOT Ratings and Frequent Opponents Scores and assigning point values for every week those numbers are above various thresholds. This way it takes into account not only having a high score in any given week, but also maintaining that level for a long period of time.

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