McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/3/72-1/9/72

For the week ending January 9th, 1972: Vic Muehler returns as a heel for one night and one night only, Terry Garvin's manager is "gorgeous" & 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: "Black" Jack Slade, Joe Dusek, Tom Bradley, The Viking and women wrestlers Donna Christantello (Christianello), Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams

The lone newcomer this week was Vic Muehler (aka Vic Rossitani). Vic had been wrestling here as a heel for a few months in 1971, starting in late June and staying through mid-October. He then went on a tour of Japan (with IWE). He returns this week in Oklahoma City to team with The Great Mephisto against US Tag Team champions Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones. Lyons & Jones won the bout and it appears that Mephisto and Muehler split up, as Vic is slotted as a babyface starting next week. He spends a couple of weeks mostly facing mid-card heel Don Duffy. Reading between the lines, an angle was probably shot for TV and as it made its way through the various TV markets, Muehler was positioned in a mid-card match so as not to "give away" that he already turned but still moving him away from Mephisto in order to keep kayfabe. This is similar to how champions that lose their title on a TV taping are booked only in non-title matches or tag bouts on certain house shows until the TV airs in that market.

I also want to make note of the fact that Terry Garvin was managed here by his "younger brother" Jim Garvin, who would have been 19 years old at the time.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Monday - Shreveport, LA
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Danny Hodge & Ivan Putski
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Rick Renaldo vs Silento Rodriguez
-Prelims: Parker vs Rose and Christantello vs Williams

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Doctor X & Terry Garvin
-Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
-Ramon Torres vs Viking
-Jack Slade vs Red McKim

Tuesday - Alexandria, LA
-Bob Sweetan vs Danny Hodge
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Prelims: Parker vs Rose and Christantello vs Williams

Tuesday - Monroe, LA
-NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Doctor X vs Ramon Torres
-Great Mephisto vs Tom Jones
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Gypsy Joe Rosario & Rick Renaldo
-Don Duffy vs Johnny Eagles

Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA
-Grizzly Smith vs Terry Garvin
-Don Duffy vs Ramon Torres
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Johnny Eagles
-Rick Renaldo vs Silento Rodriguez

Wednesday - Jackson, MS
-NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Doctor X vs Tom Jones
-Great Mephisto vs John Gagne
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Danny Hodge & Ivan Putski
-Billy Red Lyons vs Jack Slade

Thursday - Chalmette, LA
-NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Doctor X vs Ramon Torres
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Danny Hodge & Ivan Putski
-Bob Boyer vs Terry Garvin
-Jack Slade vs Silento Rodriguez

Thursday - Wichita Falls, TX
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-Battle royal featuring Don Duffy, Grizzly Smith, Gypsy Joe Rosario, Joe Dusek, Johnny Eagles, Rick Renaldo, Silento Rodriguez, Terry Garvin and Tom Bradley
-plus 4 other bouts

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Great Mephisto & Vic Muehler
-Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Prelims: Parker vs Rose and Christantello vs Williams

Saturday - Greenwood, MS
-NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Doctor X vs Ramon Torres
-Bob Boyer & Ivan Putski vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-plus 1 other bout, likely a singles match involving two of the participants from the tag bout

Saturday - Joplin, MO
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Bob Sweetan
-Battle royal featuring Donna Christantello, Sandy Parker, Susan Green, Toni Rose and Vicki Williams
-Prelims: Green vs Rose and Christantello vs Williams

Saturday - Loranger, LA
-Don Duffy vs Grizzly Smith
-Jack Slade & Terry Garvin vs Johnny Eagles & Silento Rodriguez
-plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving the participants from the tag bout

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