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McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 12/1-12/7 1975

For the week ending December 7th, 1975: Bill Watts and Killer Karl Kox feud over the North American title, The Hollywood Blondes (Roberts & Brown) move up to main event status & more!

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






Other wrestlers advertised for shows this week but not listed in the SPOT ratings:
Greg Valentine, Oni Wiki Wiki, Stan Hansen, plus midget wrestlers Cowboy Lang, Haiti Kid, Little Coco, Little John and Little Louie. In the case of Valentine, he was advertised for a show in Jackson MS but was in New Japan at the time, so it likely was intentional false advertising as part of an angle. This didn't happen too often (and generally the angle was run on TV so most of the fans were at least aware that the wrestler in question might not appear despite what's printed in the newspaper ad), but it did happen on occasion.

Newcomers to the SPOT chart this week were Denny Alberts and John Davis. Alberts had been working sporadically for Big Time Wrestling (Detroit) earlier in the year, but this may have been his first regular stint in a territory. I'm not sure of John Davis' background or if he wrestled under other names; due to his having such a common first and last name, a search of online newspaper archives is virtually impossible.

Removed from the SPOT chart were The Alaskan, The Angel, Bob Sweetan and Hiro Matsuda. The Alaskan (Mike York) went to work for Gulas. The next known whereabouts for the Angel (Frank Morrell) are in February '76 when he starts for Gulas working as The Spoiler. Sweetan went to Gulf Coast, though he was booked for a couple of shows in Jackson MS in December (and thus I've still listed him vs Kox in the FEUD chart). Matsuda went to All Japan and would return at the end of the year.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-North American title: Killer Karl Kox vs Sonny King
-Bill Watts & Danny Hodge vs Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown
-Pork Chop Cash vs Waldo Von Erich
-Crazy Brooks vs Ted DiBiase
-Jack Curtis Jr vs Sonny Rogers

Tuesday - Alexandria, LA
-Bob Griffin & Grizzly Smith vs Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown
-Buck Robley vs Jay Clayton
-Cowboy Lang vs Haiti Kid
-Bob Slaughter vs Ted DiBiase

Tuesday - Shreveport, LA
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Killer Karl Kox
-Crazy Brooks vs Sonny King
-Pork Chop Cash vs Waldo Von Erich
-Denny Alberts & John Davis vs Igor Putski & Mike Pappas
-Jack Curtis Jr vs Sonny Rogers

Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA
-Special challenge match: Buck Robley vs Grizzly Smith
-Buck Robley & Crazy Brooks vs Grizzly Smith & Sonny King
-Denny Alberts vs Igor Putski
-Bob Slaughter vs Jack Curtis Jr

Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR
-Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Danny Hodge & Jay Clayton
-Bob Slaughter vs Pork Chop Cash
-Mike Pappas vs Oni Wiki Wiki

Wednesday - Jackson, MS
-Bill Watts & Greg Valentine vs Buck Robley & Killer Karl Kox
-Ted DiBiase vs Waldo Von Erich
-Battle royal: Cowboy Lang vs Haiti Kid vs Little Coco vs Little John vs Little Louie
-Bob Griffin vs Stan Hansen

Thursday - Chalmette, LA
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Killer Karl Kox
-Crazy Brooks vs Sonny King
-Ted DiBiase vs Waldo Von Erich
-Grizzly Smith vs John Davis
-Buck Robley vs Igor Putski
-Bob Griffin vs Denny Alberts

Thursday - Greenville, MS
-Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Danny Hodge & Pork Chop Cash
-Battle royal: Cowboy Lang vs Haiti Kid vs Little Coco vs Little John vs Little Louie
-Bob Slaughter vs Jay Clayton

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-Bill Watts & Jay Clayton vs Buck Robley & Killer Karl Kox
-Crazy Brooks vs Sonny King
-Bob Griffin vs Denny Alberts
-Jack Curtis Jr vs John Davis

Saturday - Greenwood, MS
-Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Danny Hodge & Jay Clayton
-Bob Slaughter vs Mike Pappas
-Igor Putski vs Mike Pappas
(Pappas being listed twice is presumably a typo in the newspaper ad; since he was slotted as a babyface, him vs Slaughter is more likely than him vs Putski)

Saturday - Loranger, LA
-Bill Watts vs Buck Robley
-Crazy Brooks vs Pork Chop Cash
-Bob Griffin vs John Davis
-Denny Alberts vs Jack Curtis Jr

Sunday - Alexandria, LA
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Killer Karl Kox
-Bob Griffin & Ted DiBiase vs Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown
-Bob Slaughter vs Sonny King
-Jack Curtis Jr vs Sonny Rogers

Sunday - Crowley, LA
-Buck Robley vs Grizzly Smith
-A midget match including The Haiti Kid
-Crazy Brooks vs Pork Chop Cash


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