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Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/31-8/6 1961

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Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending August 6, 1961.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.
I have data for the following house shows this week:
Monday - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - New Orleans, LA & Wichita Falls, TX Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
Analysis/Notes: There were no changes to the roster this week. Donnie &am…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/29-8/4 1968

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Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending August 4, 1968.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week. The crew that worked central and southern Louisiana is covered separately towards the bottom of this post.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.
I have data for the following house shows this week:
Monday - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - Longview, TX & Wichita Falls, TX Friday - Oklahoma …

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/28-8/3 1975

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Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending August 3, 1975.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.

I have data for the following house shows this week:
Monday - Monroe, LA & Tulsa, OK
Tuesday - Alexandria, LA & Shreveport, LA
Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR & Jackson, MS
Thursday - Greenville, MS & New Orleans, LA & North Little Rock, AR
Friday - Lake Charles, LA
Saturday - Greenwood, MS & Wichita Falls, TX
Sunda…

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 7/26-8/1 1982

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Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending August 1, 1982.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.

I have data for the following house shows this week:
Tuesday - Baton Rouge, LA
Thursday - Pine Bluff, AR
Friday - Shreveport, LA
Sunday - New Orleans, LA
The New Orleans info comes from The Clawmaster's Archives

Data/Analysis: With the big Summer Spectacular cards ending the previous week, several wrestlers ended their stays here as well. Ernie Ladd, B…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/24-7/30 1961

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Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending July 30, 1961.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.

I have data for the following house shows this week:
Monday - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - New Orleans, LA & Wichita Falls, TX Friday - Oklahoma City, OK The Tulsa info comes from oklafan.com
Analysis/Notes: In their second week…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/22-7/28 1968

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Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending July 28, 1968.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week. The crew that worked central and southern Louisiana is listed separately in the second chart.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.
I have data for the following house shows this week: Monday - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - Longview, TX & Wichita Falls, TX Friday - Oklahoma City, OK Satur…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/21-7/27 1975

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Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending July 27, 1975.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.

I have data for the following house shows this week:
Monday - Monroe, LA & Tulsa, OK
Tuesday - Alexandria, LA & Shreveport, LA
Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR & Kosciusko, MS
Thursday - Greenville, MS & North Little Rock, AR
Saturday - Greenwood, MS

Analysis/Notes: The biggest changes in this week's ratings are for Tom J…

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 7/19-7/25 1982

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Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending July 25, 1982.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings for the week.

The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order; wrestlers at the top were mostly in main events while wrestlers at the bottom were mostly in preliminary matches.

I have data for the following house shows this week:
Monday - Monroe, LA
Tuesday - Baton Rouge, LA
Friday - Lafayette, LA
Saturday - Jackson, MS
Sunday - Alexandria, LA

Analysis/Notes: Ted DiBiase assumes the role of "lead heel" this week, with his SPOT rating increasing from .84 to .91. Many of the other heels see small decreases in their ratings…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/17-7/23 1961

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Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending July 23, 1961.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings. The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Monday - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - New Orleans, LA & Wichita Falls, TX Friday - Oklahoma City, OK & Paris, TX The Tulsa info comes from oklafan.com
Analysis/Notes: Nelson Royal continued to be mov…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/15-7/21 1968

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Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending July 21, 1968.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings. The crew that worked central and southern Louisiana is listed separately in the second chart. The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Monday - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - Longview, TX & Wichita Falls, TX Friday - Oklahoma City, OK Saturday - Fayetteville, AR
Lower…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/14-7/20 1975

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Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending July 20, 1975.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings. The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Monday - Monroe, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Alexandria, LA & Shreveport, LA Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR & Jackson, MS Thursday - Greenville, MS & North Little Rock, AR Friday - Lawton, OK Saturday - Greenwood, MS & Wichita Falls, TX
Analysis/Notes: The two biggest changes in SPOT ratings this w…

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 7/12-7/18 1982

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Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending July 18, 1982.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings. The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Tuesday - Baton Rouge, LA Thursday - Biloxi, MS Friday - Shreveport, LA Saturday - New Orleans, LA Sunday - Oklahoma City, OK (afternoon) & Tulsa, OK (evening) The Oklahoma City info comes from oklafan.com
Analysis/Notes: Not much changed this week, as the promotion continued their run of Summer Spectacular cards leading up to a…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/10-7/16 1961

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I continue looking at the year 1961, and this week is the first time we're able to look at week-to-week changes in the SPOT ratings for this year.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings. The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Monday - Shreveport, LA & Stillwell, OK & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - New Orleans, LA & Wichita Falls, TX Friday - Oklahoma City, OK The Tuls…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/8-7/14 1968

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I continue looking at the year 1968, and this week is the first time we're able to look at week-to-week changes in the SPOT ratings for this year.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings. The crew that worked central and southern Louisiana is listed separately in the second chart. The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Monday - Shreveport, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR & Monroe, LA Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - Longview, TX & Wich…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/7-7/13 1975

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I continue looking at the year 1975, and this week is the first time we're able to look at week-to-week changes in the SPOT ratings for this year.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings. The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Monday - Monroe, LA & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Alexandria, LA & Shreveport, LA Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA & Jackson, MS Thursday - Greenville, MS & North Little Rock, AR Friday - Florien, LA Saturday - Greenwood, MS & Loranger, LA
(The Florien …

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 7/5-7/11 1982

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I continue looking at the year 1982 here, and this week is the first time we're able to look at week-to-week changes in the SPOT ratings.

For new readers, this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster along with their SPOT ratings. The first number to the right of each wrestler's name is their SPOT rating for this week and the second number is their rating for the previous week. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Monday - New Orleans, LA Tuesday - Baton Rouge, LA Thursday - Loranger, LA Friday - Greenwood, MS Saturday - Jackson, MS Sunday - Alexandria, LA The New Orleans card is listed as having taken place on July 3rd in at least one major online source; however, my research i…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/3-7/9 1961

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Here is our first look at Tri-State Wresting in 1961, covering the week beginning Monday, July 3rd and ending Sunday, July 9th. If you're new to the blog, reading this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

Here's a look at the talent roster for the week along with their SPOT ratings. Babyfaces are in blue on the left-hand side, heels in orange on the right. They are listed in descending order and grouped into loose categories, so you can easily see who were the main eventers, mid-carders, preliminary wrestlers, etc.


Known shows for the week: Monday - Shreveport, LA & Stillwell, OK & Tulsa, OK Tuesday - Little Rock, AR Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR & Springfield, MO Thursday - New Orleans, LA & Wichita Falls, TX Friday - Oklahoma City, OK The Tulsa info comes from oklafan.com
Analysis/Notes: Promoter Leroy McGuirk, who had primarily been running shows in parts of three states (Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri; though they als…

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 7/1-7/7 1968

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Here is our first look at Tri-State Wresting in 1968, covering the week beginning Monday, July 1st and ending Sunday, July 7th. If you're new to the blog, reading this post and this post will help you understand the SPOT rating and what it means.

In early 1968, Leroy McGuirk expanded into central and southern Louisiana for the first time in several years. He had been running Shreveport and Monroe, but both of those towns were in the northern part of the state and closer to the rest of the territory. The remainder of Louisiana operated with its' own crew. Well, kind of. It was a small crew, generally between 6-10 wrestlers per show. Some of the wrestlers would only wrestle in the lower Louisiana towns, and some wrestlers would come from the "main" end of the territory and stay for a couple of weeks. The crew was generally a step down from the crew that worked the main end of the territory, so it wouldn't be right to compare SPOT ratings from what are essentially t…