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Charting the Territories Sep '22: Cooking Up Some Action in 1978

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On the latest episode of the Charting the Territories podcast, Al Getz and Jon Boucher look at the 3rd quarter of 1978 in LeRoy McGuirk's OK/LA territory. Ernie Ladd and Ray Candy main event the Superdome, but how many people saw it? They also look at Eric the Red and Jerry Stubbs, plus Jon sent Al a rather unique cookbook!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Q3 1978

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In the 3rd quarter of 1978, The Brute sees (Eric the) Red, Ernie Ladd chases a wonderful champion, not one but TWO candy men, and more!

Charting the Territories Aug '22: A Jailed Hot Dog and an Accidental Car Thief

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On the latest episode of the Charting the Territories podcast, Al Getz and Jon Boucher look at the 3rd quarter of 1974 in LeRoy McGuirk's OK/LA wrestling territory. They discuss the big feud between Ken Mantell and Buck Robley, run down the rest of the roster, dive into the early lives of Robley and Stan Hansen, and tons more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Q3 1974

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In the 3rd quarter of 1974, Arman Hussian becomes the first Black wrestler to win the North American title, the tag team scene takes a dip, Buck Robley and Ken Mantell have a major feud, Stan Hansen debuts, and more!

Charting the Territories Jul '22: Save a Horse (Indict a Cowboy)

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On the latest episode of the Charting the Territories podcast, Al Getz and Jon Boucher look at the 3rd quarter of 1966 in the McGuirk OK/LA territory. We cover the little-known story of Cowboy Bob Ellis' involvement in a horse-racing scandal that led to a federal indictment, including new info never before shared. Plus we learned more about Battleship Johnson from a former martial arts student of his. We also discuss Don Kent, Hodge vs Brisco and tons more!

Stats 101: Ronnie Garvin in McGuirk OK/LA territory, 1975

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This month on Stats 101, we will look at Ronnie Garvin's 1971 run in LeRoy McGuirk's territory using the statistics we have developed to measure a wrestlers' role in the territorial era.

The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 28 (1966 Q3)

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Welcome to Chapter 28 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts).