The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 2 (Q1 1960)

Welcome to Chapter 2 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts) and most commonly known as Mid-South Wrestling (though that name was only used starting in Sep '79).

Every month, we will post a new Chapter, with each chapter covering a three-month period of time.

Previous chapters: Chapter 1

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 2 (Q1 1960)




ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

12/28/59 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Danny Hodge & Farmer Jones vs Mr. Sasaki & Soldat Gorky
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki

12/29/59 Woodward, OK (Convention Hall)
Wrestle Royal featuring Danny Hodge, Great Bolo, Ivan the Terrible, Oni Wiki Wiki and Soldat Gorky
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination

12/30/59 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Dick Hutton vs Soldat Gorky
Farmer Jones vs Mr. Sasaki

12/30/59 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Ivan the Terrible vs Karol Krauser
Danny Hodge vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/1/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge & Ivan the Terrible vs Karol Krauser & Soldat Gorky
Dick Hutton vs Great Bolo
Farmer Jones vs Mr. Sasaki
Bob Clay vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/4/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Wrestle Royal featuring Danny Hodge, Don Kent, Farmer Jones, Great Bolo, Ivan the Terrible, Karol Krauser, Mr Sasaki, Oni Wiki Wiki and Soldat Gorky
Plus three matches determined by order of elimination

1/5/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Don Kent vs Farmer Jones
Danny Hodge vs Mr Sasaki

1/5/60 McAlester, OK (National Guard Armory)
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky
Bob Clay vs Red McKim

1/6/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Grudge match: Farmer Jones vs Mr Sasaki
Danny Hodge vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/6/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Don Kent vs Red McKim
Bob Clay vs Soldat Gorky

1/7/60 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Wrestle Royal featuring Danny Hodge, Farmer Jones, Mr Sasaki, Oni Wiki Wiki and Soldat Gorky
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination

1/8/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge & Ivan the Terrible vs Great Bolo & Soldat Gorky
Doug Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Farmer Jones vs Kurt Von Brauner
Don Kent vs Mr Sasaki

1/11/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Winner take all: Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Danny Hodge vs Soldat Gorky
Don Kent vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Farmer Jones vs Mr Sasaki

1/12/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Don Kent & Mr Sasaki vs Farmer Jones & Oni Wiki Wiki
Don Kent vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Farmer Jones vs Mr Sasaki

1/13/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Danny Hodge & Farmer Jones vs Don Kent & Mr Sasaki
Danny Hodge vs Mr Sasaki
Don Kent vs Farmer Jones

1/13/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo & Soldat Gorky vs Ivan the Terrible & Wild Red Berry
Kenny Ackles vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Great Bolo vs Wild Red Berry
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky

1/14/60 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Don Kent & Great Bolo vs Farmer Jones & Kenny Ackles
Farmer Jones vs Great Bolo
Don Kent vs Kenny Ackles

1/15/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky
Don Kent vs Farmer Jones
Kenny Ackles vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Bob Clay vs Mr Sasaki

1/18/60 McAlester, OK (National Guard Armory)
Brute Bemis vs Great Bolo
Bob Clay vs Ivan the Terrible

1/18/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Soldat Gorky
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Wild Red Berry
Don Kent vs Farmer Jones
Kenny Ackles vs Mr Sasaki

1/19/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Farmer Jones & Kenny Ackles vs Mr Sasaki & Soldat Gorky & Wild Red Berry
Kenny Ackles vs Wild Red Berry
Farmer Jones vs Soldat Gordy
Danny Hodge vs Mr Sasaki

1/19/60 Woodward, OK (Convention Hall)
Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Don Kent vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/20/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Don Kent vs Farmer Jones
Kenny Ackles vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/20/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge & Ivan the Terrible & Wild Red Berry vs Great Bolo & Mr Sasaki & Soldat Gorky
Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Danny Hodge vs Soldat Gorky
Mr Sasaki vs Wild Red Berry

1/21/60 Collinsville, OK (High School Gymnasium)
Farmer Jones & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Great Bolo & Mr Sasaki
Farmer Jones vs Great Bolo
Mr Sasaki vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/21/60 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky
Chief Red Cloud vs Don Kent

1/22/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Winner take all: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Don Kent & Soldat Gorky vs Farmer Jones & Wild Red Berry
Kenny Ackles vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Don Kent vs Wild Red Berry

1/25/60 Duncan, OK (Duncan High School Gym)
Farmer Jones & Ivan the Terrible vs Mr Sasaki & Soldat Gorky
Joyce Scott vs Margie Ramsey
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky
Farmer Jones vs Mr Sasaki

1/25/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Judy Grable vs Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Kenny Ackles
Bob Clay vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/26/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Judy Grable vs Peggy Allen
Kenny Ackles vs Soldat Gorky

1/27/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Farmer Jones vs Soldat Gorky
Joyce Scott vs Margie Ramsey

1/27/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Winner take all, 3 out of 5 falls: Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Judy Grable vs Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/28/60 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Joyce Scott vs Don Kent & Margie Ramsey
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Joyce Scott vs Margie Ramsey

1/28/60 Wagoner, OK (Armory)
Farmer Jones & Ivan the Terrible vs Mr Sasaki & Soldat Gorky
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky
Farmer Jones vs Mr Sasaki

1/29/60 Muskogee, OK (City Hall Auditorium)
Farmer Jones & Joyce Scott vs Great Bolo & Margie Ramsey
Farmer Jones vs Great Bolo
Joyce Scott vs Margie Ramsey

1/29/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky
Danny Hodge & Judy Grable vs Mr Sasaki & Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Chief Red Cloud vs Kenny Ackles

2/1/60 Enid, OK (Convention Hall)
Don Kent & Soldat Gorky vs Farmer Jones & Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky
Don Kent vs Farmer Jones

2/1/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Two referees: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Joyce Scott & Judy Grable vs Margie Ramsey & Peggy Allen
Kenny Ackles vs Mr Sasaki

2/2/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Joyce Scott & Judy Grable vs Margie Ramsey & Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Farmer Jones

2/3/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Joyce Scott & Judy Grable vs Margie Ramsey & Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Ivan the Terrible

2/3/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Farmer Jones vs Great Bolo
Danny Hodge vs Soldat Gorky
Mr Sasaki vs Oni Wiki Wiki

2/4/60 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Kenny Ackles vs Don Kent & Mr Sasaki
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Kenny Ackles vs Mr Sasaki

2/4/60 Valley Springs, AR (Valley Springs Gymnasium)
Great Bolo, Oni Wiki Wiki plus 2 ladies
*the 2 ladies were probably Judy Grable and Peggy Allen and the card likely consisted of two singles bouts followed by a mixed tag team match

2/4/60 Vinita, OK (National Guard Armory)
Ivan the Terrible & Joyce Scott vs Margie Ramsey & Soldat Gorky
Ivan the Terrible vs Soldat Gorky
Joyce Scott vs Margie Ramsey

2/5/60 Muskogee, OK (City Hall)
Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Mr Sasaki vs Oni Wiki Wiki

2/5/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge vs Soldat Gorky
Joyce Scott & Judy Grable vs Margie Ramsey & Peggy Allen
Don Kent vs Kenny Ackles
Judy Grable vs Margie Ramsey

2/8/60 Enid, OK (Convention Hall)
Chief Red Cloud & Ivan the Terrible vs Great Bolo & Mr Sasaki
Chief Red Cloud vs Great Bolo
Ivan the Terrible vs Mr Sasaki
*the article lists Great Bolo as “Great Mephisto”; I am assuming this was a typo as Bolo was in the territory at the time and nobody who has worked under the Mephisto gimmick was anywhere near Oklahoma in early 1960

2/8/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe vs Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Ali Bey vs Kenny Ackles
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Soldat Gorky

2/9/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
10 round boxing match: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe vs Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Ali Bey vs Kenny Ackles

2/10/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Ali Bey vs Kenny Ackles

2/10/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe vs Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Farmer Jones vs Soldat Gorky

2/11/60 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Cowboy Bradley & Danny Hodge vs Soldat Gorky & Tiny Roe
Cowboy Bradley vs Tiny Roe
Danny Hodge vs Soldat Gorky

2/12/60 Muskogee, OK (City Hall)
Cowboy Bradley & Farmer Jones vs Soldat Gorky & Tiny Roe
Farmer Jones vs Soldat Gorky
Cowboy Bradley vs Tiny Roe

2/12/60 Okahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Beard vs Mask: Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Bull Brummel & Don Kent vs Danny Hodge & Lord Littlebrook
Ali Bey vs Kenny Ackles

2/15/60 Enid, OK (Convention Hall)
Wrestle Royal featuring Danny Hodge, Don Kent, Farmer Jones, Kenny Ackles and Soldat Gorky
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination

2/15/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Beard vs Mask: Great Bolo vs Ivan the Terrible
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Chief Red Cloud & Oni Wiki Wiki
Ali Bey vs Chief Red Cloud
Hassan Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki

2/16/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Ali Bey vs Ivan the Terrible
Farmer Jones vs Soldat Gorky
Hassan Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki

2/17/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Farmer Jones vs Soldat Gorky
Hassan Bey vs Ivan the Terrible

2/17/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Ali Bey vs Kenny Ackles
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent

2/18/60 Shawnee, OK Municipal Auditorium
Wrestle Royal featuring Ali Bey, Chief Red Cloud, Danny Hodge, Don Kent and Kenny Ackles
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination

2/19/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
10 round boxing match: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Farmer Jones & Ivan the Terrible
Don Kent vs Kenny Ackles
Ali Bey vs Ivan the Terrible

2/22/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Arena)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Farmer Jones & Oni Wiki Wiki
Don Kent vs Pepi Pasquale
Farmer Jones vs Hassan Bey
Ali Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki

2/23/60 Hot Springs, AR (Jaycee Park)
Danny Hodge & Farmer Jones vs Great Bolo & Soldat Gorky
Farmer Jones vs Great Bolo
Danny Hodge vs Soldat Gorky

2/23/60 Little Rock, AR (Robsinson Auditorium)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Pepi Pasquale
Don Kent vs Kenny Ackles
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale
Hassan Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki

2/24/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Pepi Pasquale vs Soldat Gorky
Hassan Bey vs Kenny Ackles

2/24/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
10 round boxing match: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Ali Bey & Don Kent vs Bob Clay & Oni Wiki Wiki
Don Kent vs Oni Wiki
Ali Bey vs Bob Clay

2/26/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Pepi Pasquale
Don Kent vs Red McKim
Johnny Starr vs Kenny Ackles
Hassan Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki

2/29/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Danny Hodge & Pepi Pasquale
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Danny Hodge vs Hassan Bey
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale

3/1/60 Hot Springs, AR (Jaycee Park)
Wrestle Royal featuring Carlos Rodriguez, Don Kent, Farmer Jones, Kenny Ackles and Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination

3/1/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Danny Hodge & Pepi Pasquale
Bob Clay vs Jack Donovan
Danny Hodge vs Hassan Bey
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale

3/2/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Hassan Bey vs Pepi Pasquale
Carlos Rodriguez vs Farmer Jones

3/2/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Ali Bey & Don Kent vs Danny Hodge & Oni Wiki Wiki
Jack Donovan vs Kenny Ackles
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Ali Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki

3/3/60 Carthage, MO (Memorial Hall)
Carlos Rodriguez & Don Kent vs Farmer Jones & Kenny Ackles
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles bouts involving the four wrestlers in the tag team match

3/4/60 Huntsville, AR (Huntsville School Gymnasium)
Wrestle Royal featuring Bob Clay, Don Kent, Farmer Jones, Jack Donovan and Kenny Ackles
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination

3/4/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Danny Hodge & Pepi Pasquale
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Johnny Starr vs Red McKim
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale

3/7/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale (Hassan Bey banned from ringside)
Jack Donovan vs Jody Hamilton
Carlos Rodriguez vs Dick Light

3/8/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale
Carlos Rodriguez vs Danny Hodge
Jack Donovan vs Johnny Starr

3/9/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Wrestle Royal featuring Bob Clay, Carlos Rodriguez, Hassan Bey, Jack Donovan and Pepi Pasquale
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination

3/9/60 Nixa, MO (High School Gymnasium)
Ali Bey & Don Kent vs Danny Hodge & Oni Wiki Wiki
Ali Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent

3/10/60 Flippin, AR (Flippin High School Gymnasium)
Ali Bey & Don Kent vs Kenny Ackles & Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus 2 other bouts, likely singles bouts involving the four wrestlers in the tag team match

3/11/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge vs Hassan Bey
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Carlos Rodriguez vs Don Kent

3/14/60 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Don Kent vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Carlos Rodriguez vs Danny Hodge
Hassan Bey vs Red McKim

3/14/60 Tulsa, OK (Junior Arena)
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale
Jack Donovan & Lorraine Johnson vs Millie Stafford & Timmy Geohagen
Jack Donovan vs Timmy Geohagen
Lorraine Johnson vs Millie Stafford

3/15/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey & Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Pepi Pasquale & Timmy Geohagen
Jack Donovan vs Timmy Geohagen
Hassan Bey vs Pepi Pasquale
Ali Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki

3/15/60 Norman, OK (University of Oklahoma North Campus Building 1005)
Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Lorraine Johnson vs Millie Stafford
Carlos Rodriguez vs Red McKim

3/16/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Bob Clay vs Hassan Bey
Carlos Rodriguez vs Timmy Geohagen

3/16/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Wrestle Royal featuring Ali Bey, Danny Hodge, Jack Donovan, Oni Wiki Wiki and Pepi Pasquale
Lorraine Johnson vs Millie Stafford
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination in the wrestle royal

3/17/60 Carthage, MO (Memorial Hall)
Don Kent & Lorraine Johnson vs Millie Stafford & Red McKim
Don Kent vs Red McKim
Lorraine Johnson vs Millie Stafford

3/17/60 Houston, MO (School Gym)
Ali Bey & Jack Donovan vs Danny Hodge & Oni Wiki Wiki
Ali Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan

3/17/60 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Carlos Rodriguez & Hassan Bey vs Pepi Pasquale & Timmy Geohagen
Carlos Rodriguez vs Timmy Geohagen
Hassan Bey vs Pepi Pasquale

3/18/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Wrestle Royal featuring Ali Bey, Carlos Rodriguez, Danny Hodge, Hassan Bey, Jack Donovan and Timmy Geohagen
Jessica Rogers vs Millie Stafford
Plus two matches determined by order of elimination in the wrestle royal

3/21/60 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Hassan Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Bob Clay vs Jack Donovan
Don Kent vs Pepi Pasquale

3/21/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds Junior Arena)
Ali Bey vs Danny Hodge
Central States Women’s title: Laura Martinez vs Lorraine Johnson
Carlos Rodriguez vs Timmy Geohagen

3/22/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Hassan Bey
Central States Women’s title: Laura Martinez vs Lorraine Johnson
Jack Donovan vs Timmy Geohagen

3/23/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Carlos Rodriguez & Lorraine Johnson vs Laura Martinez & Oni Wiki Wiki
Laura Martinez vs Lorraine Johnson
Carlos Rodriguez vs Oni Wiki WIki

3/23/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Danny Hodge & Pepi Pasquale
Jack Donovan vs Timmy Geohagen
Danny Hodge vs Hassan Bey
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale

3/24/60 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey vs Pepi Pasquale & Red McKim
Ali Bey vs Pepi Pasquale
Hassan Bey vs Red McKim

3/25/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ali Bey & Hassan Bey & Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Pepi Pasquale & Timmy Geohagen
Carlos Rodriguez vs Red McKim
Jack Donovan vs Timmy Geohagen
Ali Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Hassan Bey vs Pepi Pasquale

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NEW TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

ALI BEY – Not to be confused with the wrestler who worked as Ali Bey and The Turk in the late 70s and 80s, this Ali Bey wrestled from 1950 through 1966 in numerous territories.

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ – Wrestled in numerous territories over a course of a thirty-year career. Among his most frequent opponents (according to wrestlingdata.com) are Herb & Roy Welch, Tex Riley, Freddie Blassie and Farmer Jones.

FARMER JONES – Cecil Loyd Murdoch spent the bulk of his career wrestling as Farmer Jones, but also used the name Paul Murdoch. As Farmer Jones, he often brought his “pet pig” with him to ringside, with the pig sometimes being tied to the ringpost during matches. His brother was Hoyt Richard Murdoch aka Frankie Hill Murdoch, stepfather of Dick Murdoch.

HASSAN BEY – Billed as the brother of Ali Bey when both were in this territory and in Central States, Hassan also wrestled for Gulas, in southern California and several Canadian promotions in the 50s and early 60.

JACK DONOVAN – “Dandy” Jack Donovan (not to be confused with manager Dandy Jack) was a fixture here for many years. He married wrestler Verne Bottoms, who later managed Jack as “Mrs. Jack Donovan”. Teamed with Ron Reed (the future Buddy Colt) here in 1967-1968, and later teamed with Jerry Brown. When Donovan was injured in March 1970, he was replaced by preliminary wrestler Buddy Roberts as Brown’s partner. Roberts & Brown went on to achieve great success as a team, billed as the Hollywood Blondes and often managed by Sir Oliver Humperdink.

JODY HAMILTON – Before becoming one of the classic heel characters in all of wrestling, a fresh-faced Jody Hamilton debuted as a teenager and spent much of the early part of his career in the Central States territory. In 1961 in Georgia, he donned a hood and wrestled as The Assassin for the first time. He also wrestled under a mask as Bolo, tag team partner of the Great Bolo (Tom Renesto) in Mid-Atlantic, for a few years. Hamilton & Renesto began teaming as The Assassins in other territories and were huge draws in the 60s in multiple territories, often feuding with the Kentuckians (Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith).

KENNY ACKLES – Ackles wrestled throughout the U.S. and Canada in the 40s and 50s and also wrestled internationally later in his career. Was sometimes billed as a Hollywood star, though he seems to have had no more than a handful of acting appearances over the years.

PEPI PASQUALE – Wrestled for about a decade using a few different ring names, including Pepi Pasquale, Pepe Cortez and Frank Pasquale.

TIMMY GEOHAGEN – Was said to have studied hypnosis under noted psychiatrist and author Maurice Nicoll. Sometimes would do hypnosis demonstrations on fans prior to the matches or during intermission. Geohagen was often billed as a master of the sleeper hold, and sometimes his pre-match demonstrations also had a “if any fan can escape his sleeper hold…” component.

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS / TOURING ATTRACTIONS:
Dick Hutton
Wild Red Berry

PART-TIMERS:
Brute Bemis (also known as Mr. Kleen; he worked one show here in McAlester, OK and the local newspaper billed him as a resident of the town)
Chief Red Cloud
Dick Light
Doug Donovan (Karl Von Brauner)
Johnny Starr
Kurt Von Brauner (Jimmy Brawner)
*it’s worth noting that Donovan and Von Brauner both worked one show here while on their way to Tennessee (coming from Portland; with an additional one-night stop the night before in Amarillo) to begin a five-year run in various territories as The Von Brauners

WOMEN WRESTLERS:
Jessica Rogers
Joyce Scott
Judy Grable
Laura Martinez
Lorraine Johnson
Margie Ramsey
Millie Stafford
Peggy Allen
(the overall SPOT Rating for the women wrestlers in the territory this quarter was a .67)

MIDGET WRESTLERS:
Bull Brummel
Cowboy Bradley
Lord Littlebrook
Tiny Roe
(the overall SPOT Rating for the male midget wrestlers in the territory this quarter was a .71)

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