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Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/28-11/3 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending November 3rd: Sonny the Wrestling Bear works against various heels, a feud between "Gorgeous" and "Handsome", Sputnik lands in Lafayette & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/27-11/2 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending November 2nd: Killer Karl Kox wins the North American title, Andre the Giant comes in and has to put his money where his _weight_ is, the territory gets a little bit blond-er & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/29-11/4 1979

Our coverage of Tri-State in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending November 4th: Jim Garvin tries out three different partners, wrestlers who were going back and forth between here and Texas stop coming back, Ron Starr comes in as a regular & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/29-11/4 1979

Our coverage of Mid-South in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending November 4th: former football players do battle and have their backgrounds slightly embellished, Robley & Wrestling II battle George & Sweetan on multiple fronts, Ivan Koloff visits for a short run & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/25-10/31 1982

Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending October 31st: a MAJOR angle is run at this week's TV tapings in Shreveport, a look at how Watts altered the house show schedule to turn the limitations of TV distribution into an asset & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/23-10/29 1961

Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending October 29th: Sputnik gets two title shots plus has a big loser leaves town cage match, in case an alligator wasn't enough we also have a bear this week, Torbellino Blanco gets some main events & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/21-10/27 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending October 27th: Karl Von Stroheim is locked in a cage (...despite all his rage...), bears apparently can't wrestle in Missouri, are Treach Phillips and El Diablo #2 the same person?? & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/20-10/26 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending October 26th: World champ vs World champ in Tulsa, the territory apparently isn't big enough for two Killers, what the heck is a "combat bout" & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/22-10/28 1979

Our coverage of Tri-State in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending October 28th: I do a little detective work to find out what happened to Shaft (see what I did there?), top babyfaces play musical chairs against Shikina & Sugar Bear, some interesting background info on Herb Calvert & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/22-10/28 1979

Our coverage of Mid-South in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending October 28th: Mike George pulls double duty and defends multiple titles, Watts battles Mosca in a couple of stipulation bouts, Eric Embry & a (future) fantastic newcomer work the prelims & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/18-10/24 1982

Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending October 24th: a couple of interesting outside names challenge for the tag team titles and a REALLY interesting outside name tries to collect the bounty on Robley, what happened to the Mongolian Stomper? & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/16-10/22 1961

Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending October 22nd: Sputnik-Clancy feud comes to a head, Great Bolo wins and loses the World's Junior Heavyweight title in the span of a few seconds, some Louisiana attendance notes & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/14-10/20 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending October 20th: several cards changed due to the injuries to Hodge and Donovan, a rare mid-card feud takes place between Bob Griffin and Jim Osborn, Frank Dalton returns to Louisiana but so does a BEAR & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/13-10/19 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending October 19th: Murdoch and Kox main event around the horn, Watts faces a couple of outsiders, Bill Dromo's push is cooled off & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/15-10/21 1979

Our coverage of Tri-State in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending October 21st: a few more newcomers to the roster, looking at the towns they run through the remainder of the year, lots of babyfaces appear in main events & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/15-10/21 1979

Our coverage of Mid-South in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending October 21st: Mike George and Mr Wrestling II face off in several stipulation & title bouts, Watts continues to bring in big names on the weekends, he also brings in a couple of (very) small names this week & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/11-10/17 1982

Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending October 17th: DiBiase continues to lead the pack, Kamala starts full-time, masked wrestlers unite, Ted Allen makes an appearance and brings a young trainee named Marty & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/9-10/15 1961

Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending October 15th: Texas death matches between Sputnik and Clancy, attendance notes from Shreveport, where's Waldo? (well, he's here) & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/7-10/13 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending October 13th: Hodge & Donovan stabbed by a fan in Oklahoma City, I am _thisclose_ to giving up on trying to figure out who the Blue Demons were, Pepe Perez moves up the cards in Louisiana & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/6-10/12 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending October 12th: a step-by-step look at how the beginning of Murdoch's babyface run played out, Bill Watts returns, notes on the weekly schedule for a couple of Louisiana towns, Matsuda defends the World's Junior Heavyweight title against various babyfaces & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/8-10/14 1979

Our coverage of Tri-State in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending October 14th: McGuirk goes back to a couple of his former towns in Missouri, several new faces come in as the roster slowly fills up & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/8-10/14 1979

Our coverage of Mid-South in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending October 14th: more information on Dizzy Golden and Mark Totten, a look into the logistics of running three shows in one day, tag teams and six-mans top most of the cards & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/4-10/10 1982

Our coverage of 1982 continues with a look at the week ending October 10th: DiBiase scores the highest possible SPOT rating, Duggan becomes a main-eventer, Akbar throws everything but the kitchen sink at Buck Robley & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/2-10/8 1961

Our coverage of 1961 continues with a look at the week ending October 8th: Sputnik Monroe & Mike Clancy feud in several towns, a wrestling animal comes to the area (and it's not a bear!), Danny Hodge takes on a protege of his in a rare matchup in Tulsa & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 9/30-10/06 1968

Our coverage of 1968 continues with a look at the week ending October 6th: a crack in the case of "who were the Blue Demons" that goes against conventional wisdom, Jack Donovan does well in tag team title matches but not so well in singles title bouts, & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 9/29-10/5 1975

Our coverage of 1975 continues with a look at the week ending October 5th: DiBiase works as a babyface around the horn, two Funks and a Crippler are advertised, the first last (not a typo) brass knuckles title match & more!

Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 10/1-10/7 1979

Our coverage of Tri-State in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending October 7th: a couple of names from the past return here, a newspaper ad may show McGuirk's true colors (and it ain't black) & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 10/1-10/7 1979

Our coverage of Mid-South in 1979 continues with a look at the week ending October 7th: bunkhouse matches, Dusty and Ernie Ladd make cameos, using some detective work to try and prove who Dizzy Golden is & more!