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Tri-State Wrestling 1967 - Mid-Card

Here's a look at the mid-carders in the territory during 1967.

Tri-State Wrestling 1967 - Upper Mid-Card

Here's a closer look at the upper mid-carders for Tri-State in 1967.

Tri-State Wrestling 1967 - SPOT Ratings

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I'm going to start our look at 1967 in the McGuirk territory by looking at the SPOT ratings I compiled for the year.

Tri-State Wrestling 1967 - Main Eventers

Here is some brief biographical information for the wrestlers I consider to be Main Eventers in the territory during 1967. Not too detailed, just a little who's who, what territory guys came here from, where they went after they left, etc.

Tri-State Wrestling 1966 - Attendance, Ticket Prices, Local Promoters, Referees and More Miscellaneous Info

This post will finish up our look at 1966 in the territory. I am going to look at numerous interesting pieces of information found while doing my research.

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VENUES:

Fort Smith, AR - Jimmy Lott Sports Arena on Towson Ave

Joplin, MO - Memorial Hall (building is still standing; current capacity listed as 3,018)

Little Rock, AR - Robinson Auditorium (building still standing; current capacity 2,609)

Longview, TX - Gregg County Fairgrounds (capacity in 1966 was 2,500)

Monroe, LA - Roll Arena (also ran American Legion Stadium once in May and twice in August)

New Orleans, LA - Municipal Auditorium (building still standing; current capacity 7,853)

Oklahoma City, OK - Stockyards Coliseum (capacity for the original venue was 5,175; the original building was destroyed by fire in 1930 and a similar-sized venue of the same name was built on the same site the following year)

Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium (building still standing; current capacity approx 3,000)

Springfield, MO - Shrine M…

Tri-State Wrestling 1966 - Title Histories

This post will look at the championships that were active in the territory in 1966, and attempt to put together a list of title changes.

Before we begin, it's very important to understand that putting together a singular, complete, accurate title history for most any territory is virtually impossible. Sometimes they ran angles where a title would be held up due to a disputed finish in one town, and it was only acknowledged in that town. Same goes for quickie title switches that may be specific to one town. Furthermore, I've noticed sometimes the newspaper "goes into business for themselves" when writing out the results. If a challenger wins a title match by dq, the paper might just go ahead and assume that the winner is the new champ, when that usually isn't the case. And sometimes titles changed hands in different towns on the loop, i.e. Wrestler X will defeat Wrestler Y to win the title on Monday, then on Tuesday Wrestler Y will come out with the belt announced…