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Mid-South Wrestling: Week of 12/24-12/30 1979

For the week ending December 30th, 1979: JYD and the Freebirds move up the cards, DiBiase returns after a three-plus year absence, Mike George continues to hold on to N.A. strap & more!

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




Newcomers this week were Ted DiBiase, Mike Blood, Ricky Fields and Chris Curtis. DiBiase came in from the WWWF; this was his first time back in the territory since a stint early in his career that ended in July 1976. I believe Blood is the wrestler better known as Mike Hammer; he came here after a run in Florida and a very brief stint in Central States. Fields came in from Georgia; he was a Gulf Coast mainstay and had numerous relatives in the business, including members of the Welch/Fuller clan. Curtis had been wrestling part-time in the AWA; he appears to have spent the majority of his career as a TV enhancement wrestler for the AWA and the WWF.

Charlie Cook and Igor Putski both took an extended leave from the territory over the holidays but would return early in the new year. Tom Price makes a couple of appearances over the next few weeks but is not a regular. I believe that Price was a young Tom Prichard, who next shows up in Southern California in mid-January.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Wednesday - Jackson, MS
-North American title: Iron Mike Sharpe vs Mike George
-Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Buck Robley vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
-Gino Hernandez vs Junkyard Dog
-Ernie Ladd vs Mark Totten
-Tank Patton vs Ted DiBiase
-plus 1 other exciting bout!

Thursday - Greenville, MS
-North American title: Iron Mike Sharpe vs Mike George
-King Cobra vs Mike Blood
-Jake Roberts vs Steve Hall
-Chris Curtis vs Ricky Fields

Friday - Greenwood, MS
-Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
-Return grudge match: King Cobra vs Tank Patton
-Mark Totten vs Steve Hall
-Pork Chop Cash vs Ricky Fields
-plus 1 other exciting bout!

Friday - Shreveport, LA
-North American title: Mike George vs Wahoo McDaniel
-Louisiana Heavyweight title: Ernie Ladd vs Iron Mike Sharpe
-Non-title: Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
-Mike Bowyer vs Ted DiBiase
-Jake Roberts vs Tom Price

Saturday - Alexandria, LA
-North American title: King Cobra vs Mike George
-Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Buck Robley vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
-Louisiana Heavyweight title: Ernie Ladd vs Iron Mike Sharpe
-Challenge match: Gino Hernandez vs Junkyard Dog
-Bull Ramos vs Wahoo McDaniel
-Pork Chop Cash vs Ted DiBiase

Sunday - Monroe, LA
-Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Buck Robley vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
-North American title: King Cobra vs Mike George
-Gino Hernandez vs Junkyard Dog
-Bob Sweetan vs Iron Mike Sharpe
-Ernie Ladd vs Mark Totten
-Pork Chop Cash vs Ted DiBiase
-Bull Ramos vs Gama Singh

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