The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 14 (Q1 1963)

Welcome to Chapter 14 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)
Chapter 13 (Q4 1962)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 14 (Q1 1963)



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)

BILL WATTS – In the last chapter I mentioned Watts’ first bouts in the territory. After the broken hand, he comes back in February and becomes a regular, mostly wrestling in tag team matches and moving up to Main Eventer status after a few weeks.

DICK RAINES – Raines wrestled all over in the 30s and 40s, mostly in the U.S. and Canada. A mainstay in Minneapolis and East Texas in particular, he was called “Dirty Dick” because he was allegedly disqualified over 1000 times in his career. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1943 and reportedly helped write a hand-to-hand combat book and taught judo and karate while serving. This was his one and only stint in the McGuirk territory and appears to be the swan song of his career as a full-time wrestler. He does make sporadic appearances in East Texas for a few years afterwards, but many of those matches appear to be versus manager-types, so perhaps are presented as “tough guy wrestler comes out of retirement to get his hands on the bad guy”

ED SHARPE – The wrestling career of Salvatore Thomas Baragiola had two distinct phases. From 1951 to 1958 he wrestled, mostly on the east coast, as Soldier Barry. In early 1959 he went to East Texas and was dubbed Ed Sharpe, often teaming up with Mike Sharpe (father of Iron Mike Sharpe and brother of Ben Sharpe) as a “brother” tag team. This was during a period where Ben was wrestling in California, so Mike was without his real brother and normal tag partner. Ed continued to use that name for the rest of his career. He was said to have been best friends with New Mexico promoter Mike London.

MR. SZABO – The identity of this masked wrestler has been the subject of intense research on my part for the last month or so. I hope one day soon to be able to tell this story, but it’s legitimately filled with more twists and turns than a Russo-helmed episode of Nitro. He was here for just under two months (at least, this masked character was only here for that time frame), getting a big push including two title shots against Lou Thesz. It appears he was injured during a match and then disappeared entirely from the face of the earth.

PEDRO ZAPATA – Probably better known under the ring name Oki Shikina in the 1970s, Pedro Zapata used his real name for much of the first ten years of his career. Debuting in 1959, this was his first stint in the McGuirk territory. He wouldn’t return until after the McGuirk/Watts split, where he became one of the top heels in Leroy’s “new” territory, teaming with Sugar Bear Harris (James “Kamala” Harris).

P.Y. CHUNG – A newspaper clipping from Monroe, LA, promoting the 3/12/63 card there says the following about Chung:
“reared as an orphan by monks of a Buddist temple” in Japan
when he was 15 he “seriously injured his karate instructor in an argument over a girl”
”barely escaped prison when he permanently injured the judo champion of the Tokyo city police”
In reality, he was Harold Watanabe, a Hawaiian-born former U.S. Marine who spent several years wrestling as P.Y. Chung (or Chong) in the southeast. After finishing up here in early April he went to wrestle for Nick Gulas. It was there he changed his ring name to Tojo Yamamoto, and the rest (as they say) is history. 

YOSHINO SATO – Sato and P.Y. Chung worked as a team here; the two had also teamed together in Mid-Atlantic before coming here. Sato began his career in Japan with the JWA, came to the U.S. for about three years, and then seems to have spent the rest of his career in Japan (save for a short run in Southern California in 1965).

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RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Baby Blimp (George Harris), Chuck Conley, Red McKim, Rocky Smith and Silento Rodriguez

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Lou Thesz and Tiny Smith

Thesz wrestled here often enough in a several-week-long period of time to be included in the SPOT Ratings, though he is of course used as a touring attraction. He first came in early January, facing Danny Hodge four times and the Great Bolo twice. Thesz won both bouts against Bolo, and at least one of the bouts with Hodge. Danny did win two by disqualification (after Lou tossed him over the top rope in the third fall), while one result is unknown. At the time, Thesz was billed as the International Heavyweight champion (a title he used mostly in Europe and Japan). Later in January, Thesz defeated Buddy Rogers in Toronto to regain the NWA World Heavyweight title in one of the most historically significant matches of all time. He then returned here in March for a week to defend that title against Hodge four times, Bolo once and Mr. Szabo once (Thesz won the five bouts I have results for). Lou then came back on March 25th for a one-off appearance, a rematch against Szabo.

PART-TIMERS
Aldo Bogni, Charlie Carr, Earl Guess, Jack Curtis Jr., Oni Wiki Wiki, Rip Collins and Torbellino Blanco

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Barbara Galento, Jessica Rogers, Judy Glover, Margie Ramsey, Peggy Allen and Venus LaRue (their overall SPOT Rating was a .59 this quarter)

MALE MIDGET WRESTLERS
Chico Santana, Cowboy Bradley, Tiny Bell and Tiny Roe (their overall SPOT Rating was a .56 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 the Great Bolo (Al Lovelock) and Mike Clancy, 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.

JOPLIN
12/22/62 Great Bolo wrestled Mike Clancy to a no-contest when referee Tommy Peterson stopped the bout; Clancy was “butted into bloody unconsciousness” 30 seconds into the third fall. Ringside fans complained that Bolo had slipped an unknown object under his mask prior to winning the second fall, so the match was thrown out.
12/29/62 Great Bolo defeated Mike Clancy; after the bout, Clancy nailed Bolo with a chair shot to the head.
1/5/63 Great Bolo defeated Mike Clancy in a match where the ring was enclosed by a steel fence. Clancy ripped Bolo’s mask off during the bout, but it was said that Bolo’s face was so bloody as to be unrecognizable. Bolo then KO’d Clancy with a foreign object to win the match, then “put the remnants [of the mask] over his bleeding face and limped to the dressing room amidst a deafening chorus of boos”.
2/16/63 Mike Clancy defeated Great Bolo by disqualification after Bolo threw Clancy over the top rope. Bolo was searched for foreign objects by four fans prior to the match and was not allowed to leave the ring between falls. However, Jack Donovan huddled with Bolo in between the second and third fall and was believed to have given Bolo a foreign object.

WICHITA FALLS
12/27/62 Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy

OKLAHOMA CITY
12/28/62 Mike Clancy wrestled Great Bolo to a draw

LITTLE ROCK
1/1/63 Great Bolo and Mike Clancy went to a no-decision when both battlers were KO’d
1/15/63 Mike Clancy beat Great Bolo in a 3 out of 5 falls match. During the 4th fall (with Clancy up 2 to 1), Clancy ripped Bolo’s mask off. While Bolo was able to get it back on quickly, he “seemed shaken by it” and Clancy hit an atomic drop to score the win.

FORT SMITH
1/2/63 Great Bolo and Mike Clancy went to a no-contest
1/9/63 Mike Clancy beat Great Bolo by disqualification in a match with two referees (one inside the ring, one out). Bolo headbutted in-ring referee Tommy Peterson, and when the second referee (Jerry London) entered the ring, Bolo headbutted him too.
1/16/63 Mike Clancy defeated Great Bolo in a 3 out of 5 falls match

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

1/1/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Frankie Cain & Joe McCarthy vs Louie Tillet & Mario Galento
Frankie Cain vs Louie Tillet
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento

1/2/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Jerry London vs Mario Galento
Frankie Cain vs Jerry Miller

1/2/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan & Joe McCarthy vs Jack Donovan & Louie Tillet
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy
Eddie Sullivan vs Louie Tillet

1/3/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Great Bolo & Mario Galento vs Joe McCarthy & Mike Clancy
Plus 2 other bouts

1/4/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Jerry Miller & Margie Ramsey vs Louie Tillet & Peggy Allen
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Jerry Miller vs Louie Tillet

1/4/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Mario Galento vs Pedro Zapata
Frankie Cain vs Silento Rodriguez

1/5/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Eddie Sullivan & Silento Rodriguez vs Jack Donovan & Louie Tillet
Plus 2 other bouts

1/7/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan & Louie Tillet vs Jerry London & Silento Rodriguez
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London
Louie Tillet vs Silento Rodriguez

1/7/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
International Heavyweight title: Great Bolo vs Lou Thesz
Mike Clancy vs Pedro Zapata
Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento
Dick Raines vs Eddie Sullivan

1/8/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Dick Raines & Sputnik Monroe vs Frankie Cain & Mike Clancy
Frankie Cain vs Sputnik Monroe
Dick Raines vs Mike Clancy

1/8/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
International Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Eddie Sullivan vs Pedro Zapata

1/8/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Jack Donovan & Louie Tillet vs Jerry London & Silento Rodriguez
Plus 2 other bouts

1/9/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Jerry London vs Sputnik Monroe
Frankie Cain vs Louie Tillet

1/9/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
International Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Joe McCarthy vs Pedro Zapata
Jack Donovan vs Silento Rodriguez

1/10/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
International Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Jerry Miller vs Pedro Zapata

1/11/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Battle royal: Dick Raines vs Eddie Sullivan vs Jerry Miller vs Red McKim vs Sputnik Monroe
Plus 2 other bouts

1/11/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
International Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Great Bolo & Pedro Zapata vs Joe McCarthy & Mike Clancy
Jerry London vs Louie Tillet
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan

1/12/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
International Heavyweight title: Great Bolo vs Lou Thesz
Frankie Cain vs Louie Tillet
Dick Raines vs Red McKim

1/14/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jack Donovan vs Sputnik Monroe
Dick Raines vs Mike Clancy
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez
Joe McCarthy vs Louie Tillet
Eddie Sullivan vs Pedro Zapata
Plus a battle royal

1/15/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Dick Raines & Sputnik Monroe vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Silento Rodriguez
Silento Rodriguez vs Sputnik Monroe
Dick Raines vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/15/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
3 out of 5 falls: Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Joe McCarthy vs Pedro Zapata
Eddie Sullivan vs Louie Tillet

1/15/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Charlie Carr & Earl Guess vs Jack Curtis Jr & Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus 2 other bouts

1/16/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
3 out of 5 falls: Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Dick Raines vs Jerry London
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan

1/16/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez
Jerry Miller vs Louie Tillet
Frankie Cain vs Pedro Zapata
Plus a battle royal

1/17/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Dick Raines vs Joe McCarthy
Mike Clancy vs Pedro Zapata
Great Bolo vs Jerry London
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan
Plus a battle royal

1/18/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Barbara Galento & Mario Galento vs Eddie Sullivan & Margie Ramsey
Plus 2 other bouts

1/18/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Battle royal: Dick Raines vs Frankie Cain vs Great Bolo vs Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy vs Louie Tillet vs Mike Clancy vs Red McKim vs Silento Rodriguez vs Sputnik Monroe
Plus 5 other bouts

1/19/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan
Jerry London vs Pedro Zapata
Jerry Miller vs Mario Galento
Plus a battle royal

1/21/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Great Bolo & Jack Donovan & Louie Tillet vs Jerry London & Jerry Miller & Red McKim
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Jerry London vs Louie Tillet
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Miller

1/21/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Ring enclosed by steel fence, special referee Dick Raines: Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Joe McCarthy vs Pedro Zapata
Eddie Sullivan vs Silento Rodriguez
Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento

1/22/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Barbara Galento & Mario Galento vs Peggy Allen & Silento Rodriguez
Barbara Galento vs Peggy Allen
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez

1/22/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan & Louie Tillet vs Joe McCarthy & Red McKim
Louie Tillet vs Red McKim
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy

1/22/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Great Bolo & Louie Tillet vs Jerry London & Jerry Miller
Plus 2 other bouts

1/23/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Cowboy Bradley & Mike Clancy & Silento Rodriguez vs Dick Raines & Jack Donovan & Tiny Roe
Cowboy Bradley vs Tiny Roe
Dick Raines vs Silento Rodriguez
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy

1/23/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Mario Galento vs Red McKim
Eddie Sullivan vs Pedro Zapata

1/24/63 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Great Bolo & Louie Tillet vs Jerry London & Jerry Miller
Charlie Carr vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Great Bolo vs Jerry Miller
Jerry London vs Louie Tillet

1/24/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan vs Silento Rodriguez
Cowboy Bradley vs Tiny Roe
Eddie Sullivan vs Frankie Cain

1/25/63 Muskogee, OK (City Hall Auditorium)
Cowboy Bradley & Joe McCarthy & Peggy Allen vs Margie Ramsey & Mario Galento & Tiny Roe
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Cowboy Bradley vs Tiny Roe

1/25/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Red McKim vs Sputnik Monroe
Jessica Rogers & Pedro Zapata vs Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan
Dick Raines vs Silento Rodriguez

1/26/63 Ponca City, OK (Hutchins Memorial)
Cowboy Bradley & Red McKim vs Mario Galento & Tiny Roe
Cowboy Bradley vs Tiny Roe
Mario Galento vs Red McKim

1/28/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Jerry London vs Louie Tillet
Baby Blimp vs Jerry Miller

1/28/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Cowboy Bradley & Judy Glover vs Jessica Rogers & Tiny Roe
Frankie Cain vs Pedro Zapata

1/29/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Cowboy Bradley & Margie Ramsey & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Peggy Allen & Tiny Roe
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Cowboy Bradley vs Tiny Roe

1/29/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Jessica Rogers & Mario Galento vs Judy Glover & Red McKim
Frankie Cain vs Silento Rodriguez
Plus 2 other bouts

1/29/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Baby Blimp & Louie Tillet vs Jerry London & Jerry Miller
Plus 2 other bouts

1/30/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Sputnik Monroe
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe

1/30/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Cowboy Bradley & Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen & Tiny Roe
Mario Galento vs Red McKim

1/31/63 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Jerry Miller vs Louie Tillet
Baby Blimp vs Jerry London
Dick Raines vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/31/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Cowboy Bradley & Judy Glover vs Jessica Rogers & Tiny Roe
Eddie Sullivan vs Pedro Zapata

2/1/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
Frankie Cain vs Pedro Zapata

2/1/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Texas rules: Red McKim vs Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Cowboy Bradley & Judy Glover vs Jessica Rogers & Tiny Roe
Eddie Sullivan vs Silento Rodriguez

2/2/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Jack Donovan vs Sputnik Monroe
Joe McCarthy & Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy & Silento Rodriguez
Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy
Joe McCarthy vs Silento Rodriguez

2/4/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Texas rules: Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Baby Blimp vs Jerry London
Pedro Zapata vs Silento Rodriguez

2/4/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy
Jack Donovan vs Mr Szabo
Frankie Cain vs Louie Tillet

2/5/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy

2/5/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Joe McCarthy vs Sputnik Monroe
Mario Galento vs Red McKim
Eddie Sullivan vs Mr Szabo
Frankie Cain vs Louie Tillet
Plus a battle royal

2/5/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Baby Blimp vs Jerry London
Pedro Zapata vs Silento Rodriguez

2/6/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
3 out of 5 falls, winner take all: Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Sputnik Monroe
Eddie Sullivan vs Mr Szabo
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe

2/6/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento
Louie Tillet vs Red McKim

2/7/63 Harvey, LA
Baby Blimp vs Jerry London
Charlie Carr vs Pedro Zapata
Dick Raines vs Silento Rodriguez

2/7/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo vs Jack Donovan
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Louie Tillet & Mario Galento
Frankie Cain vs Mr Szabo

2/8/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Frankie Cain & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan

2/8/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Danny Hodge vs Sputnik Monroe
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Louie Tillet vs Mike Clancy
Jerry London vs Mr Szabo

2/9/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Jerry London & Judy Glover vs Jessica Rogers & Sputnik Monroe
Jerry London vs Sputnik Monroe
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover

2/11/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Jerry London & Joe McCarthy
Special referee Margie Ramsey: Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover
Baby Blimp vs Joe McCarthy
Great Bolo vs Jerry London

2/11/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Mario Galento & Sputnik Monroe vs Mike Clancy & Red McKim
Frankie Cain vs Mr Szabo
Bill Watts vs Pedro Zapata
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Mario Galento vs Red McKim

2/12/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Great Bolo & Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy & Silento Rodriguez
Frankie Cain vs Pedro Zapata
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Great Bolo vs Silento Rodriguez

2/12/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Joe McCarthy vs Mr Szabo
Bill Watts & Red McKim vs Mario Galento & Sputnik Monroe
Bill Watts vs Mario Galento
Red McKim vs Sputnik Monroe

2/12/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Two referees (including Margie Ramsey as one): Baby Blimp & Jessica Rogers vs Jerry London & Judy Glover
Plus 2 other bouts

2/13/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Frankie Cain vs Mr Szabo
Pedro Zapata vs Silento Rodriguez

2/13/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Bill Watts & Joe McCarthy & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan & Mario Galento
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Bill Watts vs Jack Donovan

2/14/63 Durant, OK (City Hall Auditorium)
Jack Donovan & Mario Galento vs Joe McCarthy & Red McKim
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim

2/14/63 Harvey, LA (Westside Sports Center)
Baby Blimp & Judy Glover vs Jerry London & Jessica Rogers
Baby Blimp vs Jerry London
Special referee Margie Ramsey: Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover

2/14/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo & Mr Szabo & Sputnik Monroe vs Mike Clancy & Red McKim & Silento Rodriguez
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Silento Rodriguez vs Sputnik Monroe

2/15/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Frankie Cain & Joe McCarthy
Frankie Cain vs Great Bolo
Baby Blimp vs Joe McCarthy

2/15/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Mario Galento & Sputnik Monroe
Jack Donovan vs Mr Szabo
Pedro Zapata vs Red McKim
Plus 1 other bout

2/16/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Bill Watts & Silento Rodriguez vs Jack Donovan & Pedro Zapata
Bill Watts vs Pedro Zapata
Jack Donovan vs Silento Rodriguez

2/18/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Jerry London vs Pedro Zapata
Jack Donovan vs Silento Rodriguez

2/18/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Red McKim vs Sputnik Monroe
Bill Watts vs Mario Galento
Frankie Cain vs PY Chung

2/19/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Battle royal: Aldo Bogni vs Baby Blimp vs Joe McCarthy vs Oni Wiki Wiki vs PY Chung vs Sputnik Monroe
Plus 3 other bouts

2/19/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Bill Watts & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Mario Galento
Plus 2 other bouts

2/19/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Jack Donovan & Pedro Zapata vs Jerry London & Silento Rodriguez
Plus 2 other bouts

2/20/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Joe McCarthy & Oni Wiki Wiki vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Joe McCarthy vs Yoshino Sato
Oni Wiki Wiki vs PY Chung

2/20/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Bill Watts & Red McKim
Frankie Cain vs Mr Szabo
Baby Blimp vs Red McKim
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo

2/21/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo & Mr Szabo vs Mike Clancy & Red McKim
Frankie Cain vs PY Chung
Plus 2 other bouts

2/22/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Baby Blimp & Jack Donovan vs Frankie Cain & Jerry London
Baby Blimp vs Frankie Cain
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London

2/22/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Mario Galento
Mr Szabo vs Red McKim
PY Chung vs Silento Rodriguez
Plus 1 other bouts

2/23/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Pedro Zapata
Plus 2 other bouts

2/25/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy
Jerry London vs Mario Galento

2/25/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Mr Szabo vs Red McKim
Bill Watts & Rocky Smith vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Baby Blimp vs Mike Clancy
PY Chung vs Rocky Smith

2/26/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Jessica Rogers & Peggy Allen vs Judy Glover & Margie Ramsey
Joe McCarthy vs PY Chung
Jessica Rogers vs Margie Ramsey
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen

2/26/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo
Frankie Cain vs Silento Rodriguez
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo

2/26/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Jerry London vs Mario Galento

2/27/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan vs Jerry London vs Mario Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus 2 other bouts

2/27/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Mike Clancy vs PY Chung
Joe McCarthy vs Yoshino Sato
Baby Blimp vs Frankie Cain

2/27/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Bill Watts & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo
Baby Blimp vs Rocky Smith
Mr Szabo vs Red McKim
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo

2/28/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Mike Clancy vs PY Chung
Jerry London vs Mr Szabo

3/1/63 Elk City, OK (Elk City High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Judy Glover vs Jessica Rogers & Joe McCarthy
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover

3/1/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Baby Blimp & Mario Galento vs Red McKim & Silento Rodriguez
Baby Blimp vs Red McKim
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez

3/1/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo
Frankie Cain & Rocky Smith vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London

3/2/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Mr Szabo vs Silento Rodriguez
Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento

3/4/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez

3/4/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Mr Szabo vs Red McKim
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London
Mike Clancy vs PY Chung

3/5/63 Hot Spring, AR (Boys Club)
Baby Blimp & Jack Donovan vs Bill Watts & Red McKim
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Bill Watts vs Jack Donovan
Baby Blimp vs Red McKim

3/5/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Mike Clancy & Rocky Smith vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Jerry London vs Mr Szabo
Plus 2 other bouts

3/5/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Battle royal: Frankie Cain vs Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez
Plus 2 other bouts

3/6/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Frankie Cain & Mario Galento vs Joe McCarthy & Oni Wiki Wiki
Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy
Mario Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki

3/6/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Great Bolo vs Lou Thesz
Jack Donovan vs Rocky Smith
Baby Blimp vs Silento Rodriguez

3/7/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Jerry London & Mike Clancy vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Mr Szabo vs Rocky Smith

3/8/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Baby Blimp vs Mr Szabo
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim
Plus 1 other bouts

3/9/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Jerry London vs Mr Szabo
Frankie Cain vs Yoshino Sato
Bill Watts vs Mario Galento

3/11/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Frankie Cain & Jerry London vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Baby Blimp vs Rocky Smith
Frankie Cain vs PY Chung
Jerry London vs Yoshino Sato

3/11/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Lou Thesz vs Mr Szabo
3 out of 5 falls: Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan
Mario Galento vs Red McKim
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy

3/12/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Baby Blimp & Jack Donovan & Mario Galento vs Jerry London & Red McKim & Rocky Smith
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim
Baby Blimp vs Jerry London
Mario Galento vs Rocky Smith

3/12/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
3 out of 5 falls: Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo
Judy Glover vs Venus LaRue
Plus 2 other bouts

3/12/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Frankie Cain & Oni Wiki Wiki vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Frankie Cain vs PY Chung
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Yoshino Sato

3/13/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Frankie Cain & Oni Wiki Wiki vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Plus 2 other bouts

3/13/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Battle royal: Baby Blimp vs Jack Donovan vs Mario Galento vs Red McKim vs Rocky Smith
Plus 2 other bouts

3/13/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo
Jerry London vs Silento Rodriguez
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo

3/14/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo & Mike Clancy vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Mr Szabo vs Torbellino Blanco
Plus 2 other bouts

3/14/63 Woodward, OK (Convention Hall)
Battle royal: Baby Blimp vs Great Bolo vs Jack Donovan vs Jerry London vs Red McKim
Plus (presumably) other bouts

3/15/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Bill Watts & Great Bolo vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan
Jerry London vs Mario Galento

3/16/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bill Watts & Joe McCarthy & Silento Rodriguez vs Jack Donovan & Mr Szabo & PY Chung
Bill Watts vs Mr Szabo
Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy
PY Chung vs Silento Rodriguez

3/16/63 Marlow, OK (High School Gym)
Baby Blimp & Peggy Allen vs Joe McCarthy & Judy Glover
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Baby Blimp vs Joe McCarthy

3/18/63 Shreveport, LA (American Legion Club House)
Texas rules: Baby Blimp vs Rocky Smith
Frankie Cain vs Yoshino Sato
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez

3/18/63 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim
Joe McCarthy vs PY Chung
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover

3/19/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Joe McCarthy & Rocky Smith vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Judy Glover vs Venus LaRue
Joe McCarthy vs PY Chung
Rocky Smith vs Yoshino Sato

3/19/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Bill Watts & Tiny Bell vs Chico Santana & Great Bolo
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo

3/19/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Texas death match: Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento
Baby Blimp vs Silento Rodriguez

3/20/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Baby Blimp & Mario Galento vs Frankie Cain & Oni Wiki Wiki
Mario Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Baby Blimp vs Frankie Cain

3/20/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Jack Donovan & Judy Glover & Red McKim vs Margie Ramsey & PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey
Jack Donovan vs PY Chung
Red McKim vs Yoshino Sato

3/20/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Bill Watts & Tiny Bell vs Chico Santana & Great Bolo
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell

3/21/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Chico Santana & Yoshino Sato vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Bell
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Mike Clancy vs Yoshino Sato

3/21/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Battle royal: Baby Blimp vs Bill Watts vs Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy vs Mr Szabo vs PY Chung vs Tiny Smith
Plus 3 other bouts

3/22/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo & PY Chung
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez
Plus 3 other bouts

3/23/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Frankie Cain vs PY Chung

3/25/63 Shreveport, LA (American Legion Club House)
Baby Blimp & Mario Galento vs Frankie Cain & Silento Rodriguez
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Baby Blimp vs Frankie Cain

3/25/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Heavyweight title, special referee Bill Watts: Lou Thesz vs Mr Szabo
Chuck Conley & Rip Collins vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
PY Chung vs Rip Collins

3/26/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Mike Clancy & Red McKim vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Mike Clancy vs PY Chung
Red McKim vs Yoshino Sato

3/26/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Chuck Conley & Rip Collins vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo
Ed Sharpe vs Jack Donovan
Chuck Conley vs Great Bolo
Mr Szabo vs Rip Collins

3/26/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Loser leave town: Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez
Baby Blimp vs Frankie Cain

3/27/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Frankie Cain vs Mario Galento
Baby Blimp vs Silento Rodriguez

3/27/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim
Chico Santana & Great Bolo vs Ed Sharpe & Tiny Bell
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo

3/27/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Texas rules: Mike Clancy vs Mr Szabo
Chuck Conley & Rip Collins vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
PY Chung vs Rip Collins
Chuck Conley vs Yoshino Sato

3/28/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Chuck Conley & Rip Collins vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Chuck Conley vs PY Chung
Rip Collins vs Yoshino Sato

3/28/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Bill Watts & Joe McCarthy vs Great Bolo & Mr Szabo
Baby Blimp & Chico Santana vs Ed Sharpe & Tiny Bell
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell

3/29/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Chuck Conley & Rip Collins vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Frankie Cain
Chuck Conley vs PY Chung

3/30/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Texas rules: Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & PY Chung
Baby Blimp & Chico Santana vs Frankie Cain & Tiny Bell
Plus 2 other bouts

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