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Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 12/17-12/23 1979

For the week ending December 23rd, 1979: Blair and Starr face off in a couple of stipulation matches, Akbar reduces his in-ring schedule to focus on managing & 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 ratings: Siegfried Stanke, Ted Heath and Tom Prichard.

Removed from the SPOT ratings this week were Don Factor and Scandor Akbar. Factor's name doesn't show up anywhere else (and I'm not sure if he used another name), but he does come back here part-time in late January. Akbar had been wrestling on a regular basis while also managing a couple of the heels, but it appears that at this point he moves primarily to a managerial role.


Known house shows for the week:

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-Steel cage match: Brian Blair vs Ron Starr
-Bounty match: Jim Garvin vs Oki Shikina
-Herb Calvert vs Steve Lawler
-Siegfried Stanke vs Tom Prichard
-Bruce Reed vs Ron McFarlane
-Don Bass vs Ted Heath

Wednesday - Springfield, MO
-Lumberjack match: Brian Blair vs Ron Starr
-Bounty match: Jim Garvin vs Oki Shikina
-Herb Calvert vs Steve Lawler
-Siegfried Stanke vs Ted Heath
-Bruce Reed vs Ron McFarlane


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