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McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 11/25-12/1 1968

For the week ending December 1st, 1968: Jack Donovan returns from injury, Chief Big Heart debuts, Danny Hodge feuding with Ronnie Reed & more!

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





Other wrestlers advertised for shows this week but not listed in the ratings:
Blue Demon #1, Blue Demon #2, George Curtis, Kit Fox, Red McKim & Tom Bradley

Newcomers this week:
Jack Donovan (returning from injury), Chief Big Heart (in from East Texas) & Pedro Valdez (in from Gulf Coast)

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Known house shows for the week:

Monday - Greenville, MS
-Russian roulette style battle royal with George Curtis, Gorgeous George Jr, Jerry Miller, Jim Dalton, Jim Osborn and Mummy

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Ronnie Reed
-Karl Von Stroheim vs Lorenzo Parente
-Matti Suzuki & Scandor Akbar vs Sputnik Monroe & Treach Phillips
-Bob Griffin vs Jerry London
-Mark Starr vs Pedro Valdez

Tuesday - Little Rock, AR
-World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Ronnie Reed
-Jerry London vs Sputnik Monroe
-El Diablo #1 & El Diablo #2 vs Mark Starr & Scandor Akbar

Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR
-Scandor Akbar vs Sputnik Monroe
-El Diablo #1 vs Mark Starr
-El Diablo #2 vs Pedro Valdez

Wednesday - Springfield, MO
-No referee: Danny Hodge vs Ronnie Reed
-Karl Von Stroheim vs Lorenzo Parente
-Jerry London vs Matti Suzuki
-Bob Griffin vs Tom Bradley

Thursday - Longview, TX
-Bob Griffin & Gorgeous George Jr vs Ronnie Reed & Sputnik Monroe
-Jim Dalton vs Pedro Valdez
-George Jr vs Monroe
-Griffin vs Reed

Thursday - Monroe, LA
-Ring enclosed by chain link fence: Jerry Miller & Jim Osborn vs Lorenzo Parente & Scandor Akbar
-Blue Demon #1 vs Gerald Brisco
-Blue Demon #2 vs Kit Fox
-George Curtis vs Mummy

Thursday - Wichita Falls, TX
-Mask vs World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs El Diablo #1
-Chief Big Heart & Lorenzo Parente vs Karl Von Stroheim & Treach Phillips
-plus 2 prelims, likely singles bouts involving the participants in the tag match

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
-Winner take all, no referee: Danny Hodge vs Ronnie Reed
-Gorgeous George Jr & Red McKim vs Sputnik Monroe & Treach Phillips
-Karl Von Stroheim vs Scandor Akbar
-Gerald Brisco vs Jerry London
-Matti Suzuki vs Mummy

Saturday - Joplin, MO
-Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente vs Karl Von Stroheim & Treach Phillips
-Bob Griffin & Matti Suzuki vs Jack Donovan & Sputnik Monroe
-Monroe vs Suzuki
-Hodge vs Phillips

For central and southern Louisiana, here are the SPOT ratings and FEUD scores for the week.



Other wrestlers advertised for shows this week but not listed in the ratings:
The Shadow

Newcomers this week:
Gerald Brisco (in from main McGuirk circuit for the week) & Bobby Howell

Leaving the territory:
Danny Little Bear (may have been injured)

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Known house shows for the week:

Tuesday - Baton Rouge, LA
-Louisiana state title match: Big John vs Pepe Perez
-Gerald Brisco vs Little John
-Blue Demon #1 vs Kit Fox
-Blue Demon #2 vs Manuel Perez

Wednesday - Alexandria, LA
-Big John & Little John vs Manuel Perez & Pepe Perez
-Blue Demon #1 & Blue Demon #2 vs Gerald Brisco & Kit Fox
-plus 1 prelim, likely a captains match involving two wrestlers in one of the tag team bouts

Thursday - Loranger, LA
-Little John locked inside a cage at ringside: Big John vs Pepe Perez
-Little John vs Manuel Perez
-Gerald Brisco vs Shadow

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-Big John & Little John vs Manuel Perez & Pepe Perez
-Bobby Howell vs Kit Fox
-Blue Demon #2 vs Gerald Brisco

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