McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/17/72-1/23/72

For the week ending January 23rd, 1972: one tag team feud heats up while a feud between former tag team partners kicks off, the debut of a future World Junior Heavyweight champ & more!

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



Tom Bradley, who was wrestling here part-time as well as refereeing on occasion, had enough matches over a several week period to be listed in the SPOT Ratings. The two newcomers to the territory this week were Joe Corea and Ken Mantell. Corea, sometimes billed as Joey Corea, had been wrestling for Gulas before coming here. He also used the ring name El Olympico in the WWWF for a few years. Mantell came here from Florida, where he spent most of 1971 wrestling as Ken Lusk. His pro debut was in late 1970 in East Texas.

Looking at the FEUD Scores, the feud between the teams of Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones and Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente heats up and the feud between former partners Great Mephisto and Vic Muehler starts up. The Watts-Malenko and Doctor X-Ramon Torres feuds were cooling down. Malenko is on his way out of the territory, while Torres is being moved down the cards. Torres' SPOT Rating falls from a .82 to a .77, moving him down to the Upper Mid-Carder category. Red Lyons, Hart and Parente all move up into the Main Eventer category.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Monday - Hope, AR
-Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Chuck Karbo vs Rick Renaldo
-plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

Monday - Shreveport, LA
-Boris Malenko vs Ivan Putski
-Danny Hodge & Ramon Torres vs Doctor X & Great Mephisto
-Don Duffy vs Vic Muehler
-Joe Corea vs Silento Rodriguez

Tuesday - Alexandria, LA
-Russian roulette battle royal featuring Bob Boyer, Bob Sweetan, Chuck Karbo, Grizzly Smith, Joe Corea, Johnny Eagles, Silento Rodriguez and Tom Bradley
-plus three matches to be determined by order of elimination in the battle royal

Tuesday - Little Rock, AR
-North American title, chain match: Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Danny Hodge & Ramon Torres vs Doctor X & Great Mephisto
-Don Duffy vs Vic Muehler

Tuesday - Monroe, LA
-Handicap match: Ivan Putski vs Jim Garvin & Terry Garvin
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Rick Renaldo

Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA
-Handicap match: Bill Watts & Grizzly Smith vs Boris Malenko & Jim Garvin & Terry Garvin
-Bob Sweetan vs Ramon Torres
-Bob Boyer vs Chuck Karbo

Thursday - Chalmette, LA
-Loser leaves town: Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Grizzly Smith & Ramon Torres
-Bob Boyer vs Gypsy Joe Rosario
-Johnny Eagles vs Rick Renaldo

Thursday - Longview, TX
-Chuck Karbo vs Ivan Putski
-Bob Sweetan vs Vic Muehler
-Joe Corea vs Terry Garvin

Thursday - Wichita Falls, TX
-Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Doctor X & Great Mephisto
-Don Duffy vs Silento Rodriguez
-Prelim: Red Lyons vs Mephisto

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Ivan Putski & Ramon Torres
-Grizzly Smith vs Rick Renaldo*
-Bob Boyer vs Joe Corea
*this was billed as a handicap match in the newspaper ad; that might refer to a stipulation where one opponent has to win in a certain amount of time else they are deemed the loser

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bob Sweetan & Doctor X
-Great Mephisto vs Vic Muehler
-Chuck Karbo vs Danny Hodge
-Ken Mantell vs Red McKim

Saturday - Greenwood, MS
-Texas rules (aka Texas death) match: Bill Watts vs Boris Malenko
-Don Duffy vs Ramon Torres
Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Johnny Eagles

Saturday - Loranger, LA
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Ivan Putski & Silento Rodriguez
-Bob Boyer vs Rick Renaldo
-plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

Sunday - Houma, LA
-Bob Boyer & Ivan Putski vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Rick Renaldo vs Silento Rodriguez
-plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

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