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Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 12/24-12/30 1979

For the week ending December 30th, 1979: Jim Garvin takes on Oki Shikina in Texas Rules (aka Texas Death) matches, a future Nightmare debuts & more!

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

Scandor Akbar returns to the SPOT Ratings chart this week, though he's still basically wrestling part-time and managing full-time. Ken Wayne debuted for the territory this week, coming in from Memphis. Ron Starr went to Portland to wrestle over the holidays so I removed him from the SPOT Ratings temporarily. Ron McFarlane leaves the territory and goes to Central States.

Other wrestlers advertised for shows this week but not listed in the ratings: Bill Ash, Johnny Mantell, Kenny Milsap and midget wrestlers Billy the Kid and Coconut Willie.


Known house shows for the week:

Wednesday - Springfield, MO
-Texas Rules match: Jim Garvin vs Oki Shikina
-Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament elimination match: Brian Blair vs Johnny Mantell
-Billy the Kid vs Coconut Willie
-Bruce Reed vs Steve Lawler
-Don Bass vs Ken Wayne

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
-Texas Rules match: Jim Garvin vs Oki Shikina
-Battle Royal featuring Bill Ash, Brian Blair, Bruce Reed, Don Bass, Herb Calvert, Johnny Mantell, Ken Wayne, Kenny Milsap, Scandor Akbar and Steve Lawler


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