McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Q2 1977

In the 2nd quarter of 1977, Murdoch “no-shows” a title match, Kox turns face, the brainbuster is banned, the junior heavies return, the debut of a junkyard pup, and 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)

JOHNNY BOYD – This was not Lord Jonathan Boyd, as that wrestler was in Stampede teaming with Norman Charles. To learn who it was (and to learn how I figured this out), check out the first installment of a new short-form podcast, Wrestling History Mysteries, coming Thursday, May 13th to chartingthepodcast.com

MOOSE MOROWSKI – Born Stan Mykietovich in British Columbia, Morowski wrestled under his real name in Canada for a decade. He credits Wally Karbo with giving him the ring name of “Moose Morowski”, which he first used in Stampede in 1967. He came here at the end of May from the AWA for his first and only stint in the territory.

SYLVESTER RITTER – The future Junkyard Dog, Ritter was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina, about 50 miles southeast of Charlotte. Ritter was an offensive lineman at Anson County High School and Fayetteville State, graduating from the latter with a degree in Political Science. Ritter had a tryout with the Houston Oilers in 1975 and was signed as a free agent by the Green Bay Packers in April 1976. He suffered a knee injury in an off-season camp and was waived by the Packers in October. His earliest documented wrestling match was November 11th, 1976 in Orangeburg, SC, where he was billed as “Sylvester Superman Ritter” for a match against “Hippy” Mike Boyette. He made several appearances for the IWA (the promotion Eddie Einhorn launched in 1975, but by 1976 was being run by Pedro Martinez’ son Ron in Virginia and the Carolinas) over the following couple of months. His first appearance here was on March 28th in Tulsa, when he subbed for Silento Rodriguez and defeated Abe Jacobs. 

TERRY SAWYER – No relation to Buzz or Brett, Terry wrestled in various territories from 1972 through 1980. He had 2 brief runs with the Canadian Heavyweight title in the Maritimes, feuding with David Schultz over the championship. He also had 2 brief tag title runs, one in Southern California with Victor Rivera and one for Jarrett teaming with Plowboy Frazier. His run here coincided with the return of several junior heavyweights including NWA World Junior Heavyweight champ Nelson Royal (see “OTHER WRESTLERS…” section below). Sawyer got at least 2 title shots against Royal, one in Shreveport and one in Vicksburg.

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RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Pat Barrett, Pork Chop Cash, Eric the Red, Mike George, Mr. Ito, Gene Lewis, Ken Mantell, Juan Sebastian, and Vic Rossitani (who had used the name Vic Muehler here previously).

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Bruiser Brody, Cyclone Negro, Dick Slater, Dory Funk Jr., Harley Race, Hiro Matsuda, John Studd, Lars Anderson, Nelson Royal, and Pat O’Connor.

Matsuda and Royal, along with Ken Mantell and Pat Barrett, all made appearances here during the quarter. This was the first time the major players in the NWA’s Junior Heavyweight division had been here since the previous fall, when Royal won the World Junior Heavyweight title from Ron Starr (who had beaten Barrett to win it just a few days prior). Royal defended the title here against Barrett, Terry Sawyer, and Matsuda in June.

Brody was booked for three matches against Bill Watts, two in Oklahoma City and one in Shreveport, with each match about a month apart. Watts also faced Dory Jr. in April in Shreveport, John Studd three weeks later also in Shreveport, and got four shots at NWA World Heavyweight champ Harley Race. Harley also defended the title against Bob Sweetan, Dick Murdoch, Jerry Oates, and Vic Rossitani during the quarter, coming in for several dates in late March/early April and a week in May.

Watts having big matches with name wrestlers from outside the territory like Brody, Dory and Studd was building him up for a title change that happened on June 20th in Tulsa in a match he wasn’t originally advertised in. From issue #283 of the territory’s program (a Norman Kietzer publication, used with permission from Arcadian Vanguard):


Watts and Hansen would have a rematch the following week. While that match technically happened in June (on the 27th), we will cover it (and the big angle that occurred afterwards) when we look at the third quarter since the match occurred the week ending July 3rd.

PART-TIMERS
John & Rick Davidson, Oni Wiki Wiki, Randy Brewer, Reno Tuufuli, Scott Casey, Siegfried Stanke, and Ted Heath.

WOMEN WRESTLERS
The Fabulous Moolah and Vicki Williams.
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .83

MALE MIDGET WRESTLERS
Cowboy Lang, The Haiti Kid, Little John, and Little Tokyo.
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .62

MANAGERS
Scandor Akbar managed The Medics (Starr & Andrews).

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Here are the FEUD Scores for the quarter.


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox and The Medics, 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.

For more on the status of the U.S. Tag Team titles at the time of this feud, read this blog post: Q: When is a title change NOT a title change? A: When it's a title change. (Unless it isn't) PART 2.

Kox had a pretty interesting quarter. In April, he was feuding with Jerry Oates, with at least one televised angle having Kox injure Oates with the brainbuster (which had been deemed an “illegal” hold and wrestlers would be fined for using it). Kox had also been teaming with Mr. Sakurada (Kazuo Sakurada aka Kendo Nagasaki), and the two heels found themselves in line for shots against U.S. Tag Team champions (and fellow heels) The Medics. Details are sketchy, but I believe another TV angle saw the Medics and manager Scandor Akbar attack Sakurada, injuring him. Kox then apparently convinced his former rival Oates to team with him against the Medics. On at least one occasion, they used the storyline where both men “posted a bond … to make certain there is no double cross”. Right around the time Kox turned babyface, Leroy McGuirk announced that any wrestler who used the brainbuster would receive an automatic 30 day suspension, with Akbar apparently being the one who pressured Leroy to make this ultimatum. This aspect of the storyline will be important as we get into the third quarter later this year on the blog.

SHREVEPORT
5/31 Oates & Kox won
6/7 Oates & Kox won in a US Tag Team title match. This was reported as a title change the next day in the newspaper; however, the following week it was reported the title was “held up” because Kox had used the “illegal” brainbuster during the bout
6/14 Oates & Kox won one fall in a 2 out of 3 falls match for the US Tag Team titles; despite the titles being considered “held up” prior to the match, this week’s results claim that the Medics “retained” the titles since the challengers only scored one fall
6/21 Both teams went to a time limit draw, with each team scoring one fall in a US Tag Team title match
6/28 The Medics won in a US Tag Team title match with no time limit
7/5 Oates & Kox won by disqualification (after interference from Scandor Akbar) in a US Tag Team title match

TULSA
6/6 Oates & Kox won
6/13 Oates & Kox won in a US Tag Team title match
6/20 Both teams went to a draw in a US Tag Team title match
6/27 The Medics won in a US Tag Team title match
7/4 Oates & Kox won in a US Tag Team title match

NEW ORLEANS
6/9 Oates & Kox won; no other details available (source: wrestlingdata.com)
7/7 The Medics won; no other details available (source: wrestlingdata.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY
6/19 Results unknown
7/10 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match
7/17 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match

JACKSON
6/22 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match (Medics billed as champions)
6/29 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match (Medics billed as champions)
7/6 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match, no time limit (Medics billed as champions)
7/13 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match, two referees (Medics billed as champions)

LITTLE ROCK
6/25 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match
7/9 The Medics won in a US Tag Team title match (Medics billed as champions)

LAFAYETTE
7/1 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match
7/15 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match, no disqualification

ALEXANDRIA
8/2 Results unknown; US Tag Team title match

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

3/28/77 Ruston, LA (Civic Center)
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Arman Hussein vs Mr Sakurada
Medic I & Medic II vs Randy Tyler & Tom Jones

3/28/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Bill Watts & Jerry Oates vs Harley Race & Killer Karl Kox
Bob Sweetan vs John Tolos
Sonny Rogers vs Tony Rocca
Abe Jacobs vs Silento Rodriguez
Bill Ash vs Mike Pappas

3/29/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Harley Race
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
Bob Sweetan & Tony Rocca vs Medic I & Medic II
Abe Jacobs vs Tom Jones

3/30/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bob Sweetan vs Harley Race
Medic I & Medic II vs Randy Tyler & Tom Jones
Mike Pappas vs Sonny Rogers

3/30/77 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Arman Hussein & Grizzly Smith vs Mr Sakurada & Stan Hansen
Bill Ash vs Tony Rocca

3/31/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Arman Hussein vs John Tolos
Abe Jacobs vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash vs Tony Rocca

4/1/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Grizzly Smith vs Stan Hansen
Abe Jacobs & Bob Sweetan vs Medic I & Medic II
Bill Ash vs Mike Pappas
Sonny Rogers vs Sylvester Ritter

4/2/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Bob Sweetan vs Stan Hansen
Grizzly Smith & mystery partner vs Medic I & Medic II
Bill Ash vs Mike Pappas

4/2/77 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Dick Murdoch vs Harley Race
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Arman Hussein & Tony Rocca vs John Tolos & Waldo Von Erich
Mike George vs Mr Sakurada

4/3/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Bob Sweetan & Grizzly Smith vs Medic I & Medic II
Abe Jacobs vs Bill Ash
Mike Pappas vs Sylvester Ritter

4/3/77 Oklahoma City, OK (Fairgrounds Arena)
Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos & Waldo Von Erich
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Mr Sakurada vs Tony Rocca
Arman Hussein vs John Davidson
Mike George vs Rick Davidson

4/4/77 Ruston, LA (Civic Center)
US Tag Team titles: Bob Sweetan & Tony Rocca vs Medic I & Medic II
Grizzly Smith vs Stan Hansen
Abe Jacobs vs Bill Ash
Sonny Rogers vs Sylvester Ritter

4/4/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Lights out $1000 challenge: Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
North American title: Bill Watts vs Dick Murdoch
Arman Hussein vs John Tolos
Vic Rossitani vs Waldo Von Erich
Mike George vs Mr Sakurada
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

4/5/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Bob Sweetan & Grizzly Smith vs Medic I & Medic II
Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Juan Sebastian vs Tony Rocca
Sonny Rogers vs Sylvester Ritter
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez

4/5/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Lights out $1000 challenge: Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
North American title: Bill Watts vs Dick Murdoch
Abe Jacobs & Vic Rossitani vs John Tolos & Stan Hansen
Mike George vs Mr Sakurada
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

4/6/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
US Tag Team titles, special referee Vic Rossitani: Bob Sweetan & Tony Rocca vs Medic I & Medic II
Grizzly Smith vs Stan Hansen
Bill Ash vs Mike George

4/6/77 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
Dick Murdoch & Jerry Oates vs John Tolos & Killer Karl Kox
Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Abe Jacobs vs Mr Sakurada
Juan Sebastian vs Sylvester Ritter

4/7/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Arman Hussein & Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada
Grizzly Smith vs Waldo Von Erich
Abe Jacobs vs Juan Sebastian

4/8/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Bob Sweetan & Tony Rocca vs Medic I & Medic II
Bill Ash vs Vic Rossitani
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

4/9/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Bob Sweetan vs Medic I & Medic II
Grizzly Smith vs Stan Hansen
Bill Ash vs Vic Rossitani

4/10/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Bob Sweetan & Tony Rocca vs Medic I & Medic II
Bill Ash vs Vic Rossitani
Mike Pappas vs Silento Rodriguez

4/11/77 Ruston, LA (Ruston Civic Center)
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Bill Ash vs Vic Rossitani
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada

4/11/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
US Tag Team titles: Bob Sweetan & Tony Rocca vs Medic I & Medic II
Stan Hansen vs Sylvester Ritter
Mike George vs Mr Ito
Juan Sebastian vs Terry Sawyer

4/12/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Arman Hussein & Grizzly Smith vs Killer Karl Kox & Waldo Von Erich
Jerry Oates vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash vs Vic Rossitani
Mike Pappas vs Silento Rodriguez

4/12/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
Bob Sweetan vs Stan Hansen
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike George & Tony Rocca
Mr Ito vs Sylvester Ritter
Juan Sebastian vs Terry Sawyer

4/13/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
US Tag Team titles: Bob Sweetan & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Grizzly Smith vs Mr Ito
Stan Hansen vs Sylvester Ritter

4/13/77 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos & Waldo Von Erich
Arman Hussein vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash vs Mike George

4/14/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Special referee Bob Sweetan: Arman Hussein & Grizzly Smith vs Killer Karl Kox & Waldo Von Erich
Jerry Oates vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash vs Mike Pappas

4/15/77 Florien, LA (Florien High School)
Arman Hussein & Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada
Bob Sweetan vs Waldo Von Erich
Bill Ash vs Mike Pappas

4/16/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Medic I & Medic II vs mystery partner & Vic Rossitani
Arman Hussein vs Mr Ito
Silento Rodriguez vs Waldo Von Erich

4/16/77 Pine Bluff, AR (Convention Center)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
No disqualification: Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Bob Sweetan vs Stan Hansen
Bill Ash vs Mike George
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada

4/17/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Arman Hussein & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Grizzly Smith vs Waldo Von Erich
Juan Sebastian vs Terry Sawyer

4/17/77 Oklahoma City, OK (Fairgrounds Arena)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
No disqualification: Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Bob Sweetan vs Stan Hansen
Bill Ash vs Mike George
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada

4/18/77 Ruston, LA (Ruston Civic Center)
No disqualification: Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Mr Ito vs Vic Rossitani
Medic I & Medic II vs Silento Rodriguez & Terry Sawyer

4/18/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos & Stan Hansen
Bob Sweetan vs Killer Karl Kox
Jerry Oates vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash vs Mike George
Juan Sebastian vs Mike Pappas

4/19/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Bob Sweetan & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Mr Sakurada vs Terry Sawyer
Juan Sebastian vs Mike Pappas

4/19/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos & Stan Hansen
Mike George vs Waldo Von Erich
Arman Hussein vs Mr Ito
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez

4/20/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
US Tag Team titles, no disqualification: Bob Sweetan & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
John Tolos vs Silento Rodriguez

4/21/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Arman Hussein vs Mr Sakurada
Mike Pappas vs Mr Ito
Juan Sebastian vs Terry Sawyer

4/22/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
US Tag Team titles: Medic I & Medic II vs Mike George & Vic Rossitani
Bob Sweetan vs Stan Hansen
Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez

4/22/77 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Mike Pappas & Terry Sawyer vs Mr Ito & Mr Sakurada
Juan Sebastian vs Oni Wiki Wiki

4/23/77 Lawton, OK (Great Plains Coliseum)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Mike Pappas & Terry Sawyer vs Mr Ito & Mr Sakurada
Plus 1 other bout

4/23/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Bob Sweetan vs Waldo Von Erich
Arman Hussein & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Bill Ash vs Mike George

4/24/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
US Tag Team titles: Arman Hussein & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Bob Sweetan vs Waldo Von Erich
Bill Ash vs Mike George

4/24/77 Oklahoma City, OK (Fairgrounds Arena)
Bill Watts vs Bruiser Brody
Dick Murdoch & Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox & Stan Hansen
John Tolos vs Juan Sebastian
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada
Mr Ito vs Terry Sawyer

4/25/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Ken Mantell vs Nelson Royal
Bob Sweetan & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Lumberjack match: Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez
Juan Sebastian vs Mike Pappas

4/25/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Elimination match: Bill Watts & Jerry Oates & Mike George vs John Tolos & Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada
Mr Ito vs Terry Sawyer
Plus 3 other bouts (billed as 10 minute "warmup" bouts and almost certainly being singles matches involving the participants in the six-man tag)
4/26/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Texas death match: Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Special referee Grizzly Smith: Bob Sweetan & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Mr Sakurada vs Silento Rodriguez
Bill Ash vs Sylvester Ritter

4/26/77 Shreveport, LA (Hirsch Coliseum)
Bill Watts vs Dory Funk Jr
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Nelson Royal vs Terry Sawyer
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Cyclone Negro vs Ken Mantell
Arman Hussein & Mike George vs John Tolos & Waldo Von Erich
Mike Pappas vs Mr Ito

4/27/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Loser leave town: Bob Sweetan & Dick Murdoch vs Medic I & Medic II
Vic Rossitani vs Waldo Von Erich
Bill Ash vs Mike George
NOTE: Sweetan lost the fall in the main event; it’s a safe assumption that he suffered a similar fate in the other “loser leave town” matches held over the next week or so

4/27/77 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos & Stan Hansen
Arman Hussein vs Killer Karl Kox
Mr Sakurada vs Terry Sawyer
Mike Pappas vs Mr Ito

4/28/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Texas death match: Jerry Oates vs Killer Karl Kox
Arman Hussein & Bill Watts vs John Tolos & Mr Sakurada
Mr Ito vs Terry Sawyer

4/29/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Texas death match: Bob Sweetan vs Stan Hansen
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Waldo Von Erich
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike George & Vic Rossitani
Bill Ash vs Sylvester Ritter

4/30/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Waldo Von Erich
US Tag Team titles: Arman Hussein & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

5/1/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Dick Murdoch & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

5/2/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
European title match, European rules (fifteen 5-minute rounds): Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Loser leave town: Bob Sweetan & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike George vs Mr Ito
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

5/2/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title, two referees: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Cowboy Lang & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Little Tokyo
Jerry Oates vs Pat O'Connor
Eric the Red vs Sylvester Ritter
Mr Sakurada vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Bill Ash vs Mike George

5/3/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Bill Watts vs Waldo Von Erich
Jerry Oates & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Arman Hussein vs Mr Ito
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

5/3/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
No disqualification: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Cowboy Lang & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Little Tokyo
Bob Sweetan vs Eric the Red
Bill Ash vs Mike George
Mr Sakurada vs Silento Rodriguez

5/4/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
European title match, European rules (fifteen 5-minute rounds): Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Cowboy Lang & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Little Tokyo
Mr Ito vs Terry Sawyer

5/4/77 Jackson, MS (Coliseum)
US Tag Team titles: Bob Sweetan & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Jerry Oates vs John Tolos
Eric the Red vs Sylvester Ritter
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash vs Mike George

5/5/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Loser leave town: Arman Hussein & Bob Sweetan vs Medic I & Medic II
Cowboy Lang & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Little Tokyo
Plus 1 other bout

5/5/77 New Orleans, LA (source: wrestlingdata.com)
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Jerry Oates & Mike George & Vic Rossitani vs John Tolos & Mr Sakurada & Waldo Von Erich
Mike Pappas vs Mr Ito
Bill Ash vs Terry Sawyer

5/6/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Elimination match: Jerry Oates & Mike George & Vic Rossitani vs John Tolos & Mr Sakurada & Waldo Von Erich
Haiti Kid vs Little John
Arman Hussein vs Mr Ito

5/7/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Vic Rossitani vs Waldo Von Erich
Arman Hussein & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Mr Ito
John Tolos vs Mike George
Mr Sakurada vs Sylvester Ritter

5/7/77 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike Pappas & Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez

5/8/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Lumberjack rules: Arman Hussein vs Waldo Von Erich
Haiti Kid & Vic Rossitani vs Little John & Mr Ito
Mr Sakurada vs Sylvester Ritter

5/8/77 Oklahoma City, OK (Fairgrounds Arena)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Harley Race
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike Pappas & Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez

5/9/77 Ruston, LA (Civic Center)
Arman Hussein & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Mr Ito
John Tolos vs Vic Rossitani
Mr Sakurada vs Sylvester Ritter

5/9/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Harley Race vs Jerry Oates
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike George & Terry Sawyer
Eric the Red vs Silento Rodriguez
Bill Ash vs Mike Pappas

5/10/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Harley Race
John Tolos vs Vic Rossitani
Arman Hussein & Haiti Kid vs Bill Ash & Little John
Mr Ito vs Terry Sawyer

5/10/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Jerry Oates & Mike George vs Medic I & Medic II
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Eric the Red vs Silento Rodriguez
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada

5/11/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Dick Murdoch vs Harley Race
Jerry Oates vs John Tolos
Cowboy Lang vs Little John
Bill Ash vs Terry Sawyer

5/11/77 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike George & Vic Rossitani
Haiti Kid vs Little Tokyo
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada

5/12/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Arman Hussein & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike George vs Mr Ito
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada

5/13/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Harley Race vs Vic Rossitani
Jerry Oates vs John Tolos
Cowboy Lang & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Little Tokyo
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez

5/13/77 Pine Bluff, AR (Convention Center)
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Arman Hussein & Mike George vs Medic I & Medic II
Mr Sakurada vs Pork Chop Cash
Mike Pappas vs Mr Ito

5/14/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Harley Race vs Vic Rossitani
Arman Hussein vs Bill Ash
Cowboy Lang vs Little John
Ken Mantell vs Mike Pappas

5/16/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
John Tolos vs Vic Rossitani
Cowboy Lang & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Little Tokyo
Arman Hussein vs Eric the Red
Mr Ito vs Terry Sawyer

5/16/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Jerry Oates & Mike George vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash vs Pork Chop Cash

5/17/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch & Jerry Oates vs John Tolos & Stan Hansen
Arman Hussein vs Mike George
Cowboy Lang vs Little John
Mr Ito vs Silento Rodriguez

5/17/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Bill Watts vs John Studd
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Bill Ash & Little Tokyo vs Haiti Kid & Pork Chop Cash
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

5/18/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Arman Hussein & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Haiti Kid vs Little Tokyo
Mike George vs Mr Ito

5/18/77 Jackson, MS (Coliseum)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Bill Watts vs Dick Slater
Jerry Oates vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash & Little John vs Cowboy Lang & Pork Chop Cash
John Tolos vs Mike Pappas
Eric the Red vs Silento Rodriguez

5/19/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Dick Murdoch & Jerry Oates vs John Tolos & Stan Hansen
Bill Ash vs Pork Chop Cash
Cowboy Lang vs Little John

5/20/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike George & Vic Rossitani
Arman Hussein vs Eric the Red
John Tolos vs Mike Pappas
Bill Ash vs Terry Sawyer

5/21/77 Little Rock, AR (Ray Winder Field)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
US Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Jerry Oates vs Medic I & Medic II
Cowboy Lang & Haiti Kid vs Little John & Little Tokyo
Mr Ito vs Pork Chop Cash
Eric the Red vs Silento Rodriguez

5/21/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Arman Hussein & Vic Rossitani vs Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada
John Tolos vs Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Mike George

5/22/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Mike George & Vic Rossitani
Arman Hussein vs John Tolos
Bill Ash vs Mike Pappas

5/22/77 Oklahoma City, OK (Fairgrounds Arena)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
US Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Jerry Oates vs Medic I & Medic II
Eric the Red vs Silento Rodriguez
Mr Ito vs Pork Chop Cash

5/23/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
No disqualification: Arman Hussein vs Eric the Red
Gene Lewis vs Vic Rossitani
Bill Ash vs Mike George
Mike Pappas vs Terry Sawyer

5/23/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Jerry Oates vs Ken Mantell
Mr Ito vs Pork Chop Cash
Johnny Boyd vs Silento Rodriguez

5/24/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch & Stan Hansen vs John Tolos & Vic Rossitani
Eric the Red vs Mike George
Arman Hussein vs Gene Lewis
Bill Ash vs Terry Sawyer

5/24/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts vs Bruiser Brody
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Jerry Oates vs Ken Mantell
Mr Ito vs Pork Chop Cash
Johnny Boyd vs Silento Rodriguez

5/25/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Ken Mantell vs Lars Anderson
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Arman Hussein vs Mr Sakurada
Johnny Boyd vs Terry Sawyer

5/25/77 Jackson, MS (Coliseum)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
US Tag Team titles: Jerry Oates & Mike George vs Medic I & Medic II
Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
Mr Ito vs Pork Chop Cash
Gene Lewis vs Mike Pappas

5/26/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
I Quit match: Jerry Oates vs John Tolos
Mr Ito vs Pork Chop Cash
Gene Lewis vs Mike Pappas

5/27/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
US Tag Team titles: Medic I & Medic II vs Mike George & Vic Rossitani
Ken Mantell vs Terry Sawyer
Eric the Red vs Silento Rodriguez
Arman Hussein vs Bill Ash

5/28/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
John Tolos vs Vic Rossitani
Arman Hussein vs Eric the Red
Ken Mantell vs Mr Sakurada
Bill Ash vs Johnny Boyd

5/29/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
John Tolos vs Vic Rossitani
Ken Mantell vs Mr Sakurada
Arman Hussein vs Eric the Red
Bill Ash vs Johnny Boyd

5/30/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center Arena)
Dick Murdoch & Vic Rossitani vs Eric the Red & John Tolos
Ken Mantell vs Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Pork Chop Cash
Mike Pappas vs Rick Oliver

5/30/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Gene Lewis vs Jerry Oates
Johnny Boyd vs Mike George
Arman Hussein vs Moose Morowski

5/31/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Texas death match: Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Ken Mantell vs Terry Sawyer
Mike George vs Ted Heath
Mike Pappas vs Mr Sakurada

5/31/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Gene Lewis vs Pork Chop Cash
Moose Morowski vs Rick Oliver
Bill Ash vs Johnny Boyd

6/1/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Dick Murdoch & Vic Rossitani vs Eric the Red & John Tolos
Ken Mantell vs Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Mike George

6/1/77 Jackson, MS (Coliseum)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Gene Lewis vs Pork Chop Cash
Moose Morowski vs Rick Oliver
Jerry Oates vs Ted Heath

6/3/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Pork Chop Cash vs Ted Heath

6/3/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Texas rules, loser leave town: Dick Murdoch vs John Tolos
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Ken Mantell vs Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Jerry Oates
Johnny Boyd vs Moose Morowski
NOTE: Tolos presumably lost the main event

6/4/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch & Vic Rossitani vs Eric the Red & Moose Morowski
Ken Mantell vs Silento Rodriguez
Rick Oliver vs Terry Sawyer

6/5/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Dick Murdoch & Vic Rossitani vs Eric the Red & Moose Morowski
Rick Oliver vs Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Johnny Boyd

6/5/77 Oklahoma City, OK (International Building)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Pork Chop Cash vs Ted Heath
Gene Lewis vs Mike George

6/6/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Nelson Royal vs Pat Barrett
Lumberjack match: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Gene Lewis vs Mike George
Bill Ash vs Pork Chop Cash

6/7/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Nelson Royal vs Pat Barrett
Dick Murdoch vs Eric the Red
Mr Sakurada vs Vic Rossitani
Rick Oliver vs Terry Sawyer

6/7/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
US Tag Team titles: Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Bill Ash vs Pork Chop Cash
Gene Lewis vs Mike George
Johnny Boyd vs Moose Morowski

6/8/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike George vs Pat Barrett
Bill Ash vs Vic Rossitani

6/8/77 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Nelson Royal vs Terry Sawyer
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Gene Lewis & Moose Morowski vs Jerry Oates & Pork Chop Cash
Eric the Red vs Johnny Boyd

6/9/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Gene Lewis vs Pork Chop Cash
Rick Oliver vs Silento Rodriguez
Johnny Boyd vs Moose Morowski

6/9/77 New Orleans, LA (source: wrestlingdata.com)
Nelson Royal vs Pat Barrett
Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Mr Sakurada vs Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Mike George

6/11/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Bill Ash & Moose Morowski vs Mike George & Terry Sawyer
Johnny Boyd vs Rick Oliver

6/11/77 Pine Bluff, AR (Convention Center)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Nelson Royal vs Pat Barrett
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Killer Karl Kox & Mr Sakurada vs Medic I & Medic II
Gene Lewis vs Pork Chop Cash

6/12/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Bill Ash & Moose Morowski vs Mike George & Terry Sawyer
Johnny Boyd vs Rick Oliver

6/13/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Nelson Royal vs Pat Barrett
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Mike George vs Terry Sawyer
Moose Morowski vs Rick Oliver
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez

6/13/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
US Tag Team titles: Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Bill Watts vs Hiro Matsuda
Pork Chop Cash vs Reno Tuufuli
Gene Lewis vs Grizzly Smith

6/14/77 Alexandria (Rapides Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch vs Eric the Red
Pat Barrett vs Terry Sawyer
Moose Morowski vs Rick Oliver
Bill Ash vs Mike George

6/14/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Nelson Royal
US Tag Team titles: Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Lumberjack match: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
Pork Chop Cash vs Reno Tuufuli
Gene Lewis vs Vic Rossitani

6/15/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Killer Karl Kox & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
Gene Lewis vs Pork Chop Cash
Bill Ash vs Terry Sawyer

6/15/77 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Nelson Royal
North American title: Jerry Oates vs Stan Hansen
Dick Murdoch vs Eric the Red
Mike George vs Pat Barrett
Moose Morowski vs Rick Oliver

6/16/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Nelson Royal vs Pat Barrett
Mike George & Pork Chop Cash vs Moose Morowski & Stan Hansen
Bill Ash vs Rick Oliver

6/18/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Dick Murdoch vs Moose Morowski
Rick Oliver vs Siegfried Stanke
Gene Lewis vs Terry Sawyer

6/19/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Dick Murdoch & Eric the Red & Gene Lewis & Moose Morowski & Rick Oliver & Siegfried Stanke & Terry Sawyer & Vic Rossitani advertised

6/19/77 Oklahoma City, OK (International Building)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Nelson Royal
Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike George vs Stan Hansen
Bruiser Brody vs Scott Casey
Bill Ash vs Pork Chop Cash

6/20/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Women’s World title: Fabulous Moolah vs Vicki Williams
Moose Morowski vs Pork Chop Cash
Rick Oliver vs Siegfried Stanke
Gene Lewis vs Silento Rodriguez

6/20/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
US Tag Team titles: Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike George vs Pat Barrett
Randy Brewer vs Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Johnny Boyd

6/21/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Women’s World title: Fabulous Moolah vs Vicki Williams
Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch vs Eric the Red & Moose Morowski
Rick Oliver vs Siegfried Stanke
Gene Lewis vs Silento Rodriguez

6/21/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
US Tag Team titles: Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Stan Hansen vs Vic Rossitani
Pat O'Connor vs Terry Sawyer
Pork Chop Cash vs Randy Brewer
Bill Ash vs Johnny Boyd

6/22/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Women’s World title: Fabulous Moolah vs Vicki Williams
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Bill Ash vs Terry Sawyer

6/22/77 Jackson, MS (Coliseum)
US Tag Team titles: Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Moose Morowski vs Pork Chop Cash
Pat O'Connor vs Randy Brewer
Gene Lewis vs Johnny Boyd

6/23/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Pork Chop Cash vs Stan Hansen
Women’s World title: Fabulous Moolah vs Vicki Williams
Moose Morowski vs Rick Oliver
Gene Lewis vs Johnny Boyd

6/24/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
US Tag Team titles: Killer Karl Kox & Vic Rossitani vs Medic I & Medic II
No disqualification: Dick Murdoch vs Eric the Red
Plus 2 other bouts

6/25/77 Little Rock, AR (Ray Winder Field)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Stan Hansen
US Tag Team titles: Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox vs Medic I & Medic II
Women’s World title: Fabulous Moolah vs Vicki Williams
Gene Lewis vs Pork Chop Cash
Johnny Boyd vs Rick Oliver

6/25/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch vs Eric the Red
Moose Morowski vs Vic Rossitani
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez
Plus 1 other bout

6/26/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Dick Murdoch & Vic Rossitani vs Eric the Red & Moose Morowski
Siegfried Stanke vs Terry Sawyer
Bill Ash vs Silento Rodriguez

6/26/77 Oklahoma City OK (International Building)
North American title: Bill Watts vs Bruiser Brody
World Women’s title: Fabulous Moolah vs Vicki Williams
Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox & Mike George vs Medic I & Medic II & Stan Hansen
Gene Lewis vs Pork Chop Cash
Johnny Boyd vs Scott Casey

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