McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 12/2-12/8 1968

For the week ending December 8th, 1968: Hodge and Parente challenge for tag belts while Hodge defends World Junior belt, Akbar vs Sputnik in a Texas death match & 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, Manuel Perez, Pepe Perez & Red McKim

The lone newcomer to the SPOT ratings this week was Kit Fox. Kit was brought up from the lower Louisiana circuit.

Removed from the SPOT chart were Bob Griffin, El Diablo #2 and Mark Starr. Griffin moved down to the lower Louisiana circuit this week. As I've mentioned before, there is evidence to suggest that Diablo #2 was Treach Phillips. The last several weeks saw both booked 2-3 nights per week, and they were never booked on the same card (nor were they ever both booked on the same night anywhere; Diablo worked shows in the beginning of the week and Treach worked shows from Thurs-Sat). Now that Diablo is no longer advertised, Treach starts being booked throughout the week regularly. Mark Starr may have gone to the AWA, though he would return here in late January of 1969.

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Known house shows for the week:

Monday - Shreveport, LA
-Gorgeous George Jr & Scandor Akbar vs Jerry Miller & Jim Osborn
-Karl Von Stroheim vs Matti Suzuki
-Blue Demon #1 & Blue Demon #2 vs Manuel Perez & Pepe Perez
-prelim: Blue Demon #1 vs Manuel Perez

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-US Tag Team titles: Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente vs Jack Donovan & Ronnie Reed
-Gerald Brisco & Red McKim vs Sputnik Monroe & Treach Phillips
-Mummy vs Pedro Valdez
-El Diablo #1 vs Jerry London
-prelim: Gerald Brisco vs Treach Phillips

Tuesday - Little Rock, AR
-US Tag Team titles: Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente vs Jack Donovan & Ronnie Reed
-Gerald Brisco & Jim Dalton vs Sputnik Monroe & Treach Phillips
-prelims: Dalton vs Monroe and Brisco vs Phillips

Tuesday - Monroe, LA
-Gorgeous George Jr & Scandor Akbar vs Jerry Miller & Jim Osborn
-Karl Von Stroheim vs Kit Fox
-El Diablo #1 vs Matti Suzuki
-Jerry London vs Pedro Valdez

Wednesday - Fort Smith, AR
-Texas death match: Scandor Akbar vs Sputnik Monroe
-Matti Suzuki vs Treach Phillips
-Gerald Brisco vs Mummy

Wednesday - Greenville, MS
-George Curtis & Gorgeous George Jr vs Jerry Miller & Jim Osborn
-El Diablo #1 vs Pedro Valdez
-plus 1 prelim, likely a singles bout involving participants in the tag match

Wednesday - Springfield, MO
-US Tag Team titles: Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente vs Jack Donovan & Ronnie Reed
-Karl Von Stroheim vs Kit Fox
-Jerry London vs Jim Dalton

Thursday - Longview, TX
-East Texas state title match: Jack Donovan vs Lorenzo Parente
-Gorgeous George Jr vs Sputnik Monroe
-Jerry Miller vs Pedro Valdez

Thursday - Wichita Falls, TX
-World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Ronnie Reed
-Chief Big Heart & Kit Fox vs Karl Von Stroheim & Treach Phillips
-Gerald Brisco vs Mummy

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
-US Tag Team titles: Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente vs Jack Donovan & Ronnie Reed
-Gorgeous George Jr vs Sputnik Monroe
-Chief Big Heart & Kit Fox vs Jim Osborn & Karl Von Stroheim
-Jerry London vs Matti Suzuki

Saturday - Joplin, MO
-US Tag Team titles: Jack Donovan & Ronnie Reed vs Lorenzo Parente & Scandor Akbar
-Jerry London vs Sputnik Monroe
-Gerald Brisco vs Jim Osborn

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




Newcomers this week were Bob Griffin and Chuck Bowman. Griffin came down from the main McGuirk circuit, while I don't have any information on Bowman's whereabouts prior to coming here.

Removed from the SPOT ratings this week were Gerald Brisco and Kit Fox, both of whom went to the main McGuirk circuit.

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Known house shows for the week:

Tuesday - Baton Rouge, LA
-Louisiana state title, Little John locked inside a cage at ringside: Big John vs Pepe Perez
-Blue Demon #1 & Blue Demon #2 vs Bob Griffin & Chuck Bowman
-Bobby Howell vs Manuel Perez

Wednesday - Alexandria, LA
-No time limit, no disqualification, winner-take-all, two referees: Big John & Little John vs Manuel Perez & Pepe Perez
-Blue Demon #1 & Blue Demon #2 vs Bob Griffin & Chuck Bowman
-plus 2 prelims

Thursday - Loranger, LA
-Big John & Little John vs Manuel Perez & Pepe Perez
-Blue Demon #1 & Blue Demon #2 vs Bob Griffin & Chuck Bowman
-plus 1 prelim

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-Louisiana state tag team titles: Big John & Little John vs Blue Demon #1 & Blue Demon #2
-Bob Griffin & Chuck Bowman vs Manuel Perez & Pepe Perez
-plus 1 prelim

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