McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Q4 1977

In the 4th quarter of 1977, Murdoch splits with Akbar, Doctor X cuts Pork Chop from his diet, a “wonderful” former football standout debuts, and more!

Here is the roster for the quarter. Wrestlers are listed in descending order by their average SPOT Rating during the quarter. Directly below their week-by-week SPOT Ratings is a list of their Frequent Partners and Frequent Opponents (if applicable):


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)

BOB MARCUS – Bob and his brother Joe are best-known for appearances in Toronto for Maple Leaf Wrestling in the late 70s and early 80s. He also had brief runs in Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, East Texas, and here.  After retiring from the ring, he owned an appliance repair business in Ontario named Tonic Appliance until his death in 2018.

KURT VON HESS – William Earl Terry began his wrestling career in in the late 60s as Bill Terry, primarily competing in the northeast and in Canada. He first started using the name Kurt Von Hess in 1970 for promoter Pedro Martinez. He teamed with Karl Von Shotz (John Anson) from 1972 to 1974, with Karl Von Stroheim (Walter Nurnberg) for Eddie Einhorn in 1976, and with Randy Colley (as a masked Assassin team) in 1979 & 1980. Kurt got a push here, including an NWA World Heavyweight title match with Harley Race in December in Shreveport (surprising, since he lost his match with Paul Orndorff in Shreveport the week before).

PAUL ORNDORFF – Paul began his career in Florida in the summer of 1976 before going to Georgia in the fall. He went back to Florida at the beginning of 1977 and then to Memphis in the spring. He got his first push working for Jarrett, winning the Southern title from Jerry Lawler and holding it for a couple of months. He came here in late November and started out in prelims but slowly moved up the cards as the year ended. 

PHIL MERCADO – Phil got his start in Amarillo in 1976, also making brief stops in Florida, Mid-Atlantic, and for Nick Gulas before coming here in November. He would later use the ring name El Mongol over the course of his 6-year wrestling career.

STEVEN LITTLE BEAR – Vince Bryant wrestled throughout the 60s mostly using the ring name Steve Kovacs. He first started using Steven Little Bear in 1970 in Vancouver but would continue to use the Kovacs name in some territories. In 1977 he competed in Mid-Atlantic as Kovacs for a few months and then went to Georgia as Little Bear in August before coming here in late November. He had several tag team title reigns with partners such as Don Leon Jonathan, Dean Higuchi (Dean Ho), Dutch Savage, and Ray Candy among others.

SWEDE HANSON – After about twenty years as a professional wrestler, Robert Fort Hanson made his first appearances in the McGuirk territory in the fall, not long after sound-alike Stan Hansen left the territory. Swede is best-known as the tag team partner of Rip Hawk. As the Blonde Bombers, the two were a regular team for over a decade mostly in Mid-Atlantic. After high school, Swede worked as an aircraft mechanic and compiled a 61-3 record as an amateur boxer before Willie Gilzenberg convinced him to turn to professional wrestling.

THUNDERBOLT PATTERSON – Claude “Thunderbolt” Patterson had been wrestling since 1964, appearing for numerous territories over the years. In 1973 he started working for Ann Gunkel’s All-South promotion not long after she broke away from the established Georgia office. It appears Thunderbolt had a falling out with Gunkel in June of 1974, and he and Reverend Hosea Williams formed the International Wrestling League (an “outlaw” to Gunkel’s “outlaw” promotion!) in September along with ex-football player Jim Wilson. That alliance didn’t last long, as less than a year later Wilson sued Williams (along with Fulton County Commissioner J.O. Wyatt, the Omni and promoter Quinton Perry) for $3.5 million. Thunderbolt continues to make appearances at various conventions and wrestling-related ceremonies, appearing at both the Tragos-Thesz Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the Cauliflower Alley Club convention/reunion (where he received an award) in 2021.

RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Doctor X, Haystack Calhoun, Igor Putski, and Randy Tyler

OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Andre the Giant, Cowboy Bob Ellis, Ciclon Negro, Gene Anderson, Ole Anderson

PART-TIMERS OR JUST PASSING THROUGH
Big John Studd, Bob Sweetan, Buddy Diamond, David Von Erich, Johnny Eagles, Kevin Von Erich, Ox Baker, Rick Renaldo, Tony Atlas

MALE MIDGET WRESTLERS
Cowboy Lang, Farmer Pete, Little Tokyo, and Lord Littlebrook
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .67


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CHAMPIONS & KNOWN TITLE CHANGES

NOTE: Title histories are sometimes not “linear”; title changes can be acknowledged in one market but not others, or perhaps acknowledged in others at a later date. Also, the concept of titles being “held up” can sometimes refer to a town-specific angle to build to a rematch and may not be acknowledged in other markets. This represents my best effort to accurately portray title histories using the tools now available. While I do try to put these histories together on my own, I often refer to wrestling-titles.com and wrestlingdata.com

NORTH AMERICAN TITLE
Jerry Oates was the champ at the beginning of the quarter. Dick Murdoch beat Oates to win the title on 11/6 in Oklahoma City. By the end of the quarter, Murdoch turned back babyface after just a few months, feuding with Scandor Akbar and Akbar’s new charge, Doctor X.

U.S. TAG TEAM TITLES
The Medics were the champs at the beginning of the quarter. Doctor X & Pork Chop Cash won the titles on 9/27 in Shreveport, then split up shortly thereafter via a TV angle. On 10/11 in Shreveport, Cash beat X by disqualification (when Scandor Akbar, who was acting as X’s manager, interfered) in a singles match with the winner getting possession of the titles. The following week in Shreveport, X teamed with Ciclon Negro to face Cash and Ray Candy. While that match was billed as being for the titles, it is unclear if the titles would go to the team that won or that either X or Cash would lay claim to both belts by winning. Other towns saw singles bouts between X and Cash to determine which former partner would get the titles. It appears X got possession of the titles, and for the rest of the quarter title matches are billed featuring X teaming with Swede Hanson some of the time and Scandor Akbar other times.

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ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Ray Candy and The Assassin, looking at all 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.

Candy and the Assassin (Jody Hamilton) had feuded in two previous territories, first for Ann Gunkel when Candy was a rookie in 1973 and then again in Florida in 1976. In many cities, they built to a head-butt contest, a "money vs mask” match, and/or a lumberjack match.

ALEXANDRIA
8/23 Candy beat Assassin
9/20 Candy beat Assassin
9/27 Candy beat Assassin
10/4 Candy “won a head-butt contest with the Masked Assassin but lost the regular match with him”

BATON ROUGE
8/31 Candy beat Assassin by disqualification
9/7 Candy beat Assassin; the finish came after Assassin “had turned his back to confer with the referee when Candy forearmed him. The masked wrestler’s head struck a steel ring post and he was an easy pin”
9/14 Results not available
9/21 $2,000 Head Butting contest: Results not available
11/16 $1,000 vs mask: Results not available
11/23 Lumberjack match: Assassin beat Candy; during the match, Ray was “thrown out of the ring and worked over by [Doug] Sommers before being tossed back in the ring, where he was easy prey for a pin”

MONROE
9/5 Candy beat Assassin; according to the newspaper report, “there was a general free-for-all afterwards”
9/12 Assassin beat Candy by disqualification after Candy “tired of the Assassin’s tactics and attacked the masked man with his cane”
9/19 $2,000 Head Butting contest: Assassin beat Candy after “apparently slipping a foreign object into his mask while the referee’s attention was diverted”. After the match, Candy unmasked the Assassin “during a wild melee” but covered his head with a towel before fans could see anything but “a healthy shock of black hair”.
11/28 Assassin beat Candy; Candy came back to win a battle royal

NEW ORLEANS
9/22 Candy beat Assassin

RUSTON
9/26 Lumberjack match: Results not available

SHREVEPORT
10/11 Candy won after the Assassin was “pitched out of the ring and unable to return before the count reached 10” 

LAFAYETTE
10/28 Results not available

HOUMA
11/13 $1,000 vs mask: Results not available
11/20 Lumberjack match: Results not available

LORANGER
11/19 $1,000 vs mask: Results not available
11/26 Lumberjack match: Results not available

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

9/26/77 Ruston, LA (Civic Center)
Lumberjack match: Assassin vs Ray Candy
Jerry Oates & Jimmy Golden vs Medic I & Medic II
Brian Blair vs Doug Somers
Denny Alberts vs Larry Booker

9/26/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Texas rules: Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
Eric the Red & Scandor Akbar vs Pork Chop Cash & Vic Rossitani
Doctor X vs Mr Sakurada
Carl Fergie vs David Von Erich
Lynn Denton vs Swede Hanson

9/27/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Jerry Oates
Assassin vs Ray Candy
Doug Somers & Mr Sakurada vs Frank Dalton & Jimmy Golden
Brian Blair vs Larry Booker
Denny Alberts vs Mike Hammer

9/27/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
US Tag Team titles: Doctor X & Pork Chop Cash vs Medic I & Medic II
Texas rules: Killer Karl Kox vs Scandor Akbar
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Carl Fergie vs David Von Erich
Lynn Denton vs Swede Hanson

9/28/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
US Tag Team titles: Killer Karl Kox & Pork Chop Cash vs Medic I & Medic II
Assassin vs Vic Rossitani
Jimmy Golden vs Scandor Akbar

9/28/77 Jackson, MS (Coliseum)
North American title, no disqualification: Dick Murdoch vs Jerry Oates
Eric the Red vs Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Killer Karl Kox
David Von Erich vs Mr Sakurada
Gene Lewis vs Swede Hanson
Larry Booker vs Mike Hammer

9/30/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Dick Murdoch & Scandor Akbar vs Killer Karl Kox & Pork Chop Cash
Mike Hammer vs Mr Sakurada
Brian Blair vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Lynn Denton

9/30/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
North American title: Assassin vs Jerry Oates
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
David Von Erich & Jimmy Golden vs Medic I & Medic II
Plus 2 other bouts

10/1/77 Little Rock, AR (Ray Winder Field)
Texas death match: Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
Eric the Red vs Vic Rossitani
Brian Blair & Lynn Denton vs Carl Fergie & Larry Booker
Mike Hammer vs Swede Hanson

10/1/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
US Tag Team titles: Killer Karl Kox & Pork Chop Cash vs Medic I & Medic II
Assassin vs Jimmy Golden
Denny Alberts vs Doug Somers

10/4/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Dusty Rhodes vs Scandor Akbar
Assassin vs Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Denny Alberts vs Mr Sakurada
Frank Dalton vs Mike Hammer

10/4/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
US Tag Team titles: Doctor X & Pork Chop Cash vs Medic I & Medic II
North American title: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Killer Karl Kox vs Swede Hanson
Larry Booker vs Lynn Denton
Brian Blair vs Carl Fergie

10/5/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
US Tag Team titles: Doctor X & Pork Chop Cash vs Medic I & Medic II
Jimmy Golden vs Scandor Akbar
Doug Somers vs Lynn Denton

10/5/77 Jackson, MS (Coliseum)
North American title: Assassin vs Jerry Oates
Eric the Red vs Killer Karl Kox
Handicap match: Carl Fergie & Larry Booker vs Ray Candy
Brian Blair vs Swede Hanson
Gene Lewis vs Ox Baker
Mike Hammer vs Mr Sakurada

10/7/77 Greenwood, MS (Sportatorium)
Eric the Red vs Pork Chop Cash
Killer Karl Kox vs Scandor Akbar
Doctor X vs Mr Sakurada
Lynn Denton vs Swede Hanson
Brian Blair vs Mike Hammer

10/7/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Assassin vs Jerry Oates
Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy vs Medic I & Medic II
Plus 2 other bouts

10/8/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Assassin vs Jimmy Golden
Medic I vs Ray Candy
Frank Dalton vs Medic II
Denny Alberts vs Doug Somers

10/9/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Assassin vs Jimmy Golden
Doug Somers vs Ray Candy
Frank Dalton vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Denny Alberts

10/9/77 Oklahoma City, OK (Myriad)
Andre the Giant in a battle royal
Bill Watts vs Dick Murdoch
Eric the Red & Scandor Akbar vs Killer Karl Kox & Pork Chop Cash
Big John Studd vs Dusty Rhodes
David Von Erich & Kevin Von Erich vs Mr Sakurada & Ox Baker
Doctor X vs Mike Hammer
Lynn Denton vs Swede Hanson

10/10/77 Ruston, LA (Ruston Civic Center)
Assassin & Doug Somers & Medic I vs Jerry Oates & Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Brian Blair vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Denny Alberts

10/10/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Dusty Rhodes & Killer Karl Kox vs Eric the Red & Swede Hanson
“Over top rope rules”: Dick Murdoch vs Haystack Calhoun
Pork Chop Cash vs Scandor Akbar
Doctor X vs Lynn Denton
Mike Hammer vs Mr Sakurada

10/11/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Singles bout for rights to US Tag Team titles: Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
“Over top rope rules”: Dick Murdoch vs Haystack Calhoun
Eric the Red & Swede Hanson vs Jerry Oates & Killer Karl Kox
Assassin vs Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden

10/12/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
Andre the Giant vs Assassin
North American title: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Ray Candy vs Swede Hanson
Brian Blair vs Doug Somers
Carl Fergie vs Mr Sakurada

10/12/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Doctor X & Medic I & Scandor Akbar vs Haystack Calhoun & Jimmy Golden & Pork Chop Cash
Lynn Denton vs Mike Hammer
Denny Alberts vs Larry Booker

10/15/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Eric the Red vs Haystack Calhoun
Assassin & Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Larry Booker vs Lynn Denton

10/16/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Assassin & Eric the Red vs Haystack Calhoun & Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Larry Booker vs Lynn Denton

10/17/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center Arena)
Ciclon Negro vs Ray Candy
$500 jackpot, over the top rope rules: Assassin vs Haystack Calhoun
Jimmy Golden vs Medic I
Denny Alberts vs Doug Somers
Larry Booker vs Lynn Denton

10/17/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Singles bout for rights to US Tag Team titles: Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Bill Watts vs Dick Murdoch
Killer Karl Kox vs Swede Hanson
Brian Blair vs Mr Sakurada
Carl Fergie vs Mike Hammer

10/18/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Texas death match: Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
Bill Watts & Haystack Calhoun vs Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson
Assassin vs Jimmy Golden
Denny Alberts vs Medic I
Doug Somers vs Lynn Denton

10/18/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
US Tag Team titles: Ciclon Negro & Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash & Ray Candy
North American title: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Mike Hammer vs Swede Hanson
Brian Blair vs Mr Sakurada
Carl Fergie vs Frank Dalton

10/19/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Assassin & Doug Somers vs Bill Watts & Ray Candy
Singles bout for rights to US Tag Team titles: Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Jimmy Golden vs Scandor Akbar

10/20/77 New Orleans, LA (source: wrestlingdata.com)
Harley Race vs Jerry Oates
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Assassin vs Dusty Rhodes
Eric the Red vs Killer Karl Kox
Medic I vs Ray Candy
Larry Booker vs Medic I
Carl Fergie vs Swede Hanson
Larry Booker

10/21/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
$500 side bet, over the top rope rules: Assassin vs Haystack Calhoun
Medic I vs Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Plus 2 other bouts

10/22/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Texas death match: Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Assassin & Medic I vs Haystack Calhoun & Ray Candy
Larry Booker vs Lynn Denton

10/22/77 Oklahoma City, OK (Myriad)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Harley Race
Singles bout for rights to US Tag Team titles: Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete vs Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
Plus 2 other bouts

10/23/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Lights out match: Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Assassin vs Haystack Calhoun
Medic I vs Ray Candy
Denny Alberts vs Larry Booker

10/24/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Texas rules: Bill Watts vs Dick Murdoch
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete vs Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Doctor X vs Killer Karl Kox
Jimmy Golden vs Swede Hanson
Brian Blair vs Mr Sakurada

10/25/77 Alexandria LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Cage match: Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
Assassin & Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Medic I vs Mike Hammer
Carl Fergie vs Lynn Denton
Denny Alberts vs Frank Dalton

10/25/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete vs Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Mr Sakurada vs Swede Hanson
Brian Blair vs Larry Booker

10/26/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Assassin & Doug Somers & Scandor Akbar vs Bill Watts & Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Farmer Pete vs Little Tokyo
Loser will not be in the main event: Jimmy Golden vs Scandor Akbar

10/26/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center Arena)
Doctor X & Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates & Pork Chop Cash
Dick Murdoch vs Killer Karl Kox
Cowboy Lang vs Lord Littlebrook
Mike Hammer vs Swede Hanson
Lynn Denton vs Mr Sakurada

10/28/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Assassin vs Ray Candy
Doug Somers & Little Tokyo vs Farmer Pete & Jimmy Golden
Plus 2 other bouts

10/29/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
North American title: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Assassin & Medic I vs Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Larry Booker vs Mike Hammer

10/30/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
North American title: Assassin vs Jerry Oates
Eric the Red & Medic I vs Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Larry Booker vs Mike Hammer

10/31/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title, special referee Pat O’Connor: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Bill Watts & Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Dick Murdoch & Swede Hanson
Ray Candy vs Scandor Akbar
Brian Blair vs Rick Renaldo
Buddy Diamond vs Denny Alberts

11/1/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch vs Tony Atlas
Assassin vs Jimmy Golden
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete vs Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Brian Blair vs Medic I
Denny Alberts vs Mr Sakurada

11/1/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Norh American title, special referee Ray Candy: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Doctor X & Swede Hanson vs Pork Chop Cash & Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Lynn Denton
Buddy Diamond & Rick Renaldo vs Carl Fergie & Larry Booker

11/2/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
If Medic loses, he must unmask: Medic I vs Ray Candy
Assassin vs Jimmy Golden
Johnny Eagles vs Swede Hanson
Doug Somers vs Lynn Denton

11/2/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Jerry Oates
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete & Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Eric the Red vs Rick Renaldo
Brian Blair vs Mr Sakurada

11/3/77 North Little Rock, AR (National Guard Armory)
North American title: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete & Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Brian Blair vs Mr Sakurada
Buddy Diamond vs Rick Renaldo

11/4/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Lights out match: Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete vs Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Plus 1 other bout

11/5/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
If Medic loses, he must unmask: Medic I vs Ray Candy
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete vs Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Carl Fergie vs Jimmy Golden
Doug Somers vs Lynn Denton

11/6/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Hair vs mask: Medic I vs Ray Candy
Cowboy Lang & Farmer Pete vs Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
Carl Fergie vs Jimmy Golden
Doug Somers vs Lynn Denton

11/6/77 Oklahoma City, OK (International Building)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Jerry Oates
$500 jackpot, battle royal rules: Eric the Red vs Haystack Calhoun
Pork Chop Cash vs Scandor Akbar
Doctor X vs Kevin Von Erich
David Von Erich vs Rick Renaldo

11/7/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
NWA World Heavyweight title, no disqualification: Harley Race vs Jerry Oates
US Tag Team titles: Bob Sweetan & Pork Chop Cash vs Doctor X & Swede Hanson
Eric the Red vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Denny Alberts & Mr Sakurada vs Haystack Calhoun
Brian Blair vs Frank Dalton

11/8/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Assassin & Scandor Akbar vs Jimmy Golden & Pork Chop Cash
$500 vs mask: Medic I vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Doug Somers vs Frank Dalton
Larry Booker vs Lynn Denton
Brian Blair vs Carl Fergie

11/8/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Heavyweight title, no disqualification: Harley Race vs Jerry Oates
US Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Haystack Calhoun vs Doctor X & Swede Hanson
Eric the Red vs Ray Candy
Denny Alberts vs Mr Sakurada
Plus 1 other bout

11/9/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Texas death match, Medic must unmask if he loses: Medic I vs Ray Candy
Assassin vs Haystack Calhoun
Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Brian Blair vs Larry Booker

11/9/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center Arena)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Harley Race
Doctor X & Scandor Akbar vs Pork Chop Cash & Thunderbolt Patterson
Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Lynn Denton vs Swede Hanson
Denny Alberts vs Mr Sakurada

11/10/77 North Little Rock, AR (National Guard Armory)
US Tag Team titles: Doctor X & Scandor Akbar vs Haystack Calhoun & Pork Chop Cash
Bill Watts vs Dick Murdoch
Buddy Diamond vs Swede Hanson
Lynn Denton vs Mr Sakurada

11/11/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Submission match: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
$500 vs mask: Assassin & Medic I vs Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Plus 2 other bouts

11/12/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Indian strap match, mask vs hair: Medic I vs Ray Candy
Assassin vs Jimmy Golden
Brian Blair vs Doug Somers
Denny Alberts vs Larry Booker

11/13/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
$1000 vs mask: Assassin vs Ray Candy
Denny Alberts vs Medic I
Brian Blair vs Larry Booker

11/13/77 Oklahoma City, OK (International Building)
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Bob Marcus & Randy Tyler vs Scandor Akbar & Swede Hanson
Kurt Von Hess vs Lynn Denton
Carl Fergie vs Mr Sakurada

11/14/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Bill Watts & Pork Chop Cash vs Doctor X & Swede Hanson
Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Randy Tyler vs Scandor Akbar
Frank Dalton vs Kurt Von Hess
Bob Marcus vs Carl Fergie
Lynn Denton vs Mr Sakurada

11/15/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
$1000 vs mask: Assassin vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Jim Starr vs Jimmy Golden
Pork Chop Cash vs Scandor Akbar
Brian Blair vs Doug Somers
Denny Alberts vs Larry Booker

11/15/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts vs Doctor X
Eric the Red vs Ray Candy
Jerry Oates vs Swede Hanson
Kurt Von Hess vs Lynn Denton
Mr Sakurada vs Randy Tyler
Bob Marcus vs Carl Fergie

11/16/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
$1000 vs mask: Assassin vs Ray Candy
Doug Somers & Jim Starr vs Jimmy Golden & Randy Tyler
Kurt Von Hess vs Lynn Denton

11/16/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Scandor Akbar vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Mr Sakurada vs Swede Hanson
Bob Marcus vs Larry Booker
Brian Blair vs Carl Fergie

11/18/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Texas tornado match, no time limit, no disqualification, $1000 vs mask: Assassin & Medic I vs Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Plus 3 other bouts

11/19/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
$1000 vs mask: Assassin vs Ray Candy
Eric the Red & Jim Starr vs Jimmy Golden & Randy Tyler
Doug Somers vs Lynn Denton

11/19/77 Oklahoma City, LA (International Building)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Jerry Oates
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Scandor Akbar vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Bob Marcus vs Swede Hanson
Carl Fergie vs Kurt Von Hess
Mr Sakurada vs Phil Mercado

11/20/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Lumberjack match: Assassin vs Ray Candy
Eric the Red & Jim Starr vs Jimmy Golden & Randy Tyler
Denny Alberts vs Larry Booker

11/21/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
$750 vs mask: Assassin & Jim Starr vs Jimmy Golden & Ray Candy
Doctor X barred from building: Pork Chop Cash vs Scandor Akbar
Larry Booker vs Randy Tyler
Doug Somers vs Lynn Denton

11/21/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Akbar barred from ring: Bill Watts vs Doctor X
Lumberjack match: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Brian Blair vs Kurt Von Hess
Frank Dalton vs Swede Hanson
Bob Marcus vs Mr Sakurada
Carl Fergie vs Phil Mercado

11/22/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Assassin vs Jerry Oates
Jim Starr vs Pork Chop Cash
Jimmy Golden vs Scandor Akbar
Lynn Denton vs Swede Hanson
Mr Sakurada vs Randy Tyler
Plus a battle royal

11/22/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Lumberjack match: Eric the Red vs Ray Candy
Bill Watts vs Doctor X
Brian Blair vs Kurt Von Hess
Bob Marcus & Phil Mercado vs Carl Fergie & Larry Booker
Denny Alberts vs Doug Somers

11/23/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Lumberjack match: Assassin vs Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Denny Alberts vs Kurt Von Hess
Mr Sakurada vs Randy Tyler

11/23/77 Jackson, MS (College Park Auditorium)
$500 vs mask: Bill Watts vs Medic I
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Brian Blair & Lynn Denton vs Scandor Akbar & Swede Hanson
Bob Marcus vs Larry Booker

11/24/77 North Little Rock, AR (Fisher Armory)
Texas death match: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Lumberjack match: Pork Chop Cash vs Scandor Akbar
Brian Blair vs Swede Hanson
Bob Marcus & Lynn Denton vs Carl Fergie & Larry Booker

11/25/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Assassin vs Jimmy Golden
Jim Starr vs Ray Candy
Plus 2 other bouts

11/26/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Doug Somers & Eric the Red vs Jimmy Golden & Randy Tyler
Lumberjack match: Assassin vs Ray Candy
Carl Fergie vs Lynn Denton

11/27/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Assassin & Eric the Red vs Randy Tyler & Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Jimmy Golden
Carl Fergie vs Lynn Denton

11/27/77 Oklahoma City, OK (International Building)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Harley Race
Lumberjack match: Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Swede Hanson vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Jerry Oates vs Scandor Akbar
Brian Blair vs Kurt Von Hess
Larry Booker vs Phil Mercado

11/28/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Lumberjack match: Pork Chop Cash vs Scandor Akbar
Assassin vs Ray Candy
Jim Starr vs Jimmy Golden
Doug Somers vs Randy Tyler
Carl Fergie vs Steven Little Bear

11/28/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
Bill Watts vs Doctor X
Submission match: Eric the Red vs Jerry Oates
Swede Hanson vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Bob Marcus vs Kurt Von Hess
Larry Booker vs Paul Orndorff
Brian Blair vs Phil Mercado

11/29/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Jerry Oates
Assassin vs Pork Chop Cash
Swede Hanson vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Jim Starr vs Lynn Denton
Doug Somers vs Steven Little Bear
Carl Fergie vs Randy Tyler

11/29/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Submission match: Eric the Red vs Ray Candy
Falls count anywhere: Bill Watts vs Doctor X
Jimmy Golden vs Scandor Akbar
Bob Marcus vs Kurt Von Hess
Larry Booker vs Paul Orndorff
Brian Blair vs Phil Mercado

11/30/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
Lights out match: Doug Somers vs Ray Candy
Bill Watts vs Eric the Red
Assassin & Jim Starr vs Bob Marcus & Randy Tyler
Carl Fergie vs Steven Little Bear

11/30/77 Jackson, MS (College Park Auditorium)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Jerry Oates
Doctor X & Scandor Akbar vs Pork Chop Cash & Ray Candy
Swede Hanson vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Jimmy Golden vs Kurt Von Hess
Larry Booker vs Paul Orndorff

12/2/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Doctor X vs Ray Candy
Assassin vs Randy Tyler
Jim Starr vs Steven Little Bear
Plus 2 other bouts

12/3/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Assassin & Jim Starr vs Randy Tyler & Ray Candy
Doug Somers vs Steven Little Bear
Carl Fergie vs Phil Mercado
Bob Marcus vs Frank Dalton

12/3/77 Oklahoma City, OK (International Building)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Harley Race
Dick Murdoch vs Scandor Akbar
Pork Chop Cash vs Swede Hanson
Brian Blair vs Eric the Red
Kurt Von Hess vs Lynn Denton
Larry Booker vs Paul Orndorff

12/4/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Assassin vs Randy Tyler
Doug Somers & Jim Starr vs Ray Candy & Steven Little Bear
Bob Marcus vs Carl Fergie
Frank Dalton vs Phil Mercado

12/5/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Assassin vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Ray Candy vs Swede Hanson
Doug Somers & Jim Starr vs Randy Tyler & Steven Little Bear
Bob Marcus vs Carl Fergie
Frank Dalton vs Phil Mercado

12/5/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
North American title: Dick Murdoch vs Eric the Red
Falls count anywhere: Bill Watts vs Doctor X
Pork Chop Cash vs Scandor Akbar
Kurt Von Hess vs Lynn Denton
Denny Alberts vs Paul Orndorff
Brian Blair vs Larry Booker

12/6/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Assassin vs Steven Little Bear
$1000 bounty match: Jim Starr vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Randy Tyler vs Swede Hanson
Doug Somers vs Phil Mercado
Bob Marcus vs Igor Putski

12/6/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Texas rules: Eric the Red vs Ray Candy
Dick Murdoch vs Scandor Akbar
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Kurt Von Hess vs Paul Orndorff
Brian Blair & Lynn Denton vs Carl Fergie & Larry Booker

12/7/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
US Tag Team titles: Doctor X & Scandor Akbar vs Pork Chop Cash & Ray Candy
Jim Starr vs Randy Tyler
Assassin vs Steven Little Bear
Igor Putski vs Phil Mercado

12/7/77 Jackson, MS (College Park Auditorium)
Bill Watts vs Dick Murdoch
Eric the Red vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Bob Marcus vs Kurt Von Hess
Brian Blair vs Ox Baker
Paul Orndorff vs Swede Hanson
Plus 1 other bout

12/8/77 North Little Rock, AR (Fisher Armory)
Bill Watts vs Eric the Red
Pork Chop Cash vs Swede Hanson
Bob Marcus vs Kurt Von Hess
Carl Fergie vs Paul Orndorff
Brian Blair vs Larry Booker

12/9/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Lumberjack match, Akbar barred from building: Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Assassin & Jim Starr vs Randy Tyler & Steven Little Bear
Lynn Denton vs Ox Baker
Plus 1 other bout

12/10/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Tyler will be able to pull off Assassin's mask without being disqualified: Assassin vs Randy Tyler
Eric the Red vs Steven Little Bear
Igor Putski vs Jim Starr
Carl Fergie vs Lynn Denton

12/11/77 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Assassin & Eric the Red vs Randy Tyler & Steven Little Bear
Jim Starr vs Lynn Denton
Carl Fergie vs Igor Putski

12/11/77 Oklahoma City, OK (International Building)
Indian strap match: Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Paul Orndorff vs Swede Hanson
Bob Marcus vs Kurt Von Hess
Brian Blair vs Ox Baker
Larry Booker vs Phil Mercado

12/12/77 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Bounty match: Eric the Red vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Assassin & Jim Starr vs Randy Tyler & Steven Little Bear
Doug Somers vs Ray Candy
Carl Fergie vs Lynn Denton

12/12/77 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Pavilion)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Doctor X vs Harley Race
Pork Chop Cash vs Swede Hanson
Kurt Von Hess vs Phil Mercado
Brian Blair vs Paul Orndorff
Bob Marcus vs Larry Booker

12/13/77 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Assassin vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Eric the Red vs Randy Tyler
Bob Marcus vs Jim Starr
Carl Fergie vs Steven Little Bear
Igor Putski vs Lynn Denton

12/13/77 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Harley Race vs Kurt Von Hess
Dick Murdoch vs Doctor X
Ray Candy vs Swede Hanson
Doug Somers vs Paul Orndorff
Larry Booker vs Pork Chop Cash
Brian Blair vs Phil Mercado

12/14/77 Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Center)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Bill Watts vs Harley Race
Assassin vs Randy Tyler
Ray Candy vs Swede Hanson
Larry Booker vs Steven Little Bear

12/14/77 Jackson, MS (College Park Auditorium)
Eric the Red vs Thunderbolt Patterson
Doctor X vs Pork Chop Cash
Kurt Von Hess vs Phil Mercado
Jim Starr vs Lynn Denton
Doug Somers vs Paul Orndorff

12/16/77 Lafayette, LA (Entertainment Center)
Doctor X vs Ray Candy
Assassin & Jim Starr vs Randy Tyler & Steven Little Bear
Plus 2 other bouts

12/16/77 North Little Rock, AR (Fisher Armory)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Dick Murdoch vs Harley Race
Eric the Red vs Pork Chop Cash
Brian Blair vs Scandor Akbar
Bob Marcus & Phil Mercado vs Carl Fergie & Larry Booker

12/17/77 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
No disqualification: Assassin vs Randy Tyler
Jim Starr vs Steven Little Bear
Larry Booker vs Ray Candy
Carl Fergie vs Lynn Denton
Frank Dalton vs Igor Putski

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