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McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/24/72-1/30/72

For the week ending January 30th, 1972: Mephisto and Muehler movin' on up, Eric the Red debuts & 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: Buddy Austin and Eddie Sullivan. Jim Garvin, who was primarily serving as manager for "brother" Terry Garvin, was booked in a couple of handicap matches this week as well.

Boris Malenko finished up his run in the territory last week. From here, he went to Florida. This was Malenko's only stint in the McGuirk territory over the course of his twenty-plus year career. The lone newcomer this week was Eric the Red. Eric had been wrestling in Northeastern promotions including the NWF and Big Time (Detroit) before coming here.

With Malenko leaving, several heels moved up the cards in his absence. Doctor X had the highest SPOT Rating on the heel side, while The Great Mephisto saw his SPOT Rating cross the .80 threshold, putting him in the Main Eventer category. On the babyface side, Vic Muehler moved up the cards while Ramon Torres continued to move down.

Mephisto and Muehler moving up the cards was due to their feud heating up, as their FEUD Score increased from a 20 to a 35. It was one of the two top feuds in the territory this week, right behind Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones' feud with Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Monday - Shreveport, LA
-Great Mephisto vs Vic Muehler
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Eddie Sullivan vs Joe Corea
-Johnny Eagles vs Rick Renaldo

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Doctor X
-Bob Sweetan & Terry Garvin vs Ivan Putski & Ramon Torres
-Chuck Karbo vs Ken Mantell
-Bob Sweetan vs Ramon Torres

Tuesday - Alexandria, LA
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bob Sweetan & Don Duffy
-Joe Corea vs Silento Rodriguez
-plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving the participants from the tag bout

Tuesday - Little Rock, AR
-Two referees: Danny Hodge & Vic Muehler vs Doctor X & Great Mephisto
-Bill Watts vs Chuck Karbo
-Ken Mantell vs Rick Renaldo

Tuesday - Monroe, LA
-Steel cage handicap match: Ivan Putski vs Jim Garvin & Terry Garvin
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Grizzly Smith & Ramon Torres
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Johnny Eagles
-Bob Boyer vs Tom Bradley

Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA
-Grizzly Smith vs Terry Garvin (if Grizzly wins, he gets 3 minutes with Jim Garvin; if Grizzly doesn't win, he forfeits his entire purse to Garvin)
-Bob Boyer & Johnny Eagles vs Don Duffy & Joe Corea
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Ramon Torres
-Don Duffy vs Johnny Eagles

Wednesday - Jackson, MS
-Bill Watts vs Doctor X
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Bob Sweetan vs Ivan Putski
-Eddie Sullivan vs Silento Rodriguez

Thursday - Chalmette, LA
-Handicap match: Grizzly Smith vs Jim Garvin & Terry Garvin
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Bob Boyer vs Silento Rodriguez
-Don Duffy vs Joe Corea

Thursday - Longview, TX
-Bob Sweetan & Doctor X vs Ivan Putski & Ramon Torres
-Gypsy Joe Rosario vs Johnny Eagles
-plus one other bout, likely a singles match featuring participants from the tag bout

Thursday - Wichita Falls, TX
-Great Mephisto vs Vic Muehler
-Chuck Karbo vs Danny Hodge
-Ken Mantell vs Rick Renaldo
*this card was cancelled due to inclement weather

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Bob Boyer vs Joe Corea
-Buddy Austin vs Don Duffy
-plus one other bout, likely a singles match featuring participants from the tag bout

Saturday - Greenwood, MS
-Billy Red Lyons & Ramon Torres & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Chuck Karbo & Lorenzo Parente
-plus three other bouts, likely singles matches involving the participants from the six-man

Saturday - Joplin, MO
-Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin
-Great Mephisto vs Vic Muehler
-Eric the Red vs Ken Mantell

Saturday - Loranger, LA
-Bob Boyer & Grizzly Smith vs Bob Sweetan & Don Duffy
-Joe Corea vs Johnny Eagles
-plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving the participants from the tag bout

Sunday - Houma, LA
-Bob Boyer & Grizzly Smith vs Bob Sweetan & Don Duffy
-Joe Corea vs Johnny Eagles
-plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving the participants from the tag bout

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