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

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 show at the Superdome in New Orleans on July 17th. Junkyard Dog worked twice on that show, first against Ted DiBiase and then teamed with Mr. Olympia to face Big John Studd & Super Destroyer. The other major match on the card was Andre the Giant vs Killer Khan.

In addition to the wrestlers listed above, female wrestlers Judy Martin and Vivian St. John are in the territory.

No newcomers this week, but The Grappler finished up the previous week and went to New Japan. He would return here in September.

Paul Ellering and Hacksaw Duggan continued to work prelims, with small increases in their SPOT ratings but nothing significant. With the promotion running most towns once every 2-3 weeks, it will take at least that long to see them move up the cards.

The most frequent tag team combinations at this time are:
Big John Studd & Super Destroyer
Junkyard Dog & Mr Olympia
Assassin & One Man Gang
Buck Robley & Ernie Ladd
Killer Khan & One Man Gang

Some of the more frequent matches at this time include:
Big John Studd & Super Destroyer vs Junkyard Dog & Mr Olympia
Junkyard Dog vs Ted DiBiase
Andre the Giant vs Killer Khan
Bob Roop vs Ted DiBiase
Iron Mike Sharpe vs Ted DiBiase
Bob Roop vs Steve Williams
Ernie Ladd vs One Man Gang
Ernie Ladd vs Killer Khan
I'm not sure if the DiBiase turn had aired in every market by this time, but he did still work against Roop in Oklahoma City.

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