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Tri-State Wrestling: Week of 1/28/80-2/3/80

For the week ending February 3rd, 1980: more East Texas wrestlers continue to make appearances here, Bruce Reed's push continues & more!

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

David Von Erich and The Spoiler, while technically not full-timers, are here often enough to be listed in the SPOT Ratings. The same goes for Les Thornton; like Von Erich and Spoiler, he is wrestling regularly in East Texas but making shots here on many Mondays and Fridays. Thornton will be here for several weeks; next week they finally begin to wrap-up the Junior Heavyweight title tournament that started way back in the fall with a sporadic series of elimination matches.

The Cuban Assassin finished up in the territory last week and is replaced on the heel side by The Scorpion (identity unknown).

Now that I have lineups and/or results from 3 or more shows per week, we can take a look at the FEUD Scores to see what some of the more frequent matches are around the loop. Bruce Reed is wrestling Steve Lawler on a regular basis; we can see Reed continuing to move up the cards, reflected in his SPOT Rating. Over a four-week period of time, Reed has gone from a .37 all the way up to a .77 this week, a clear sign of him being put higher up the cards.


Known house shows for the week:

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-David Von Erich vs Spoiler
-Bruce Reed vs Steve Lawler
-Herb Calvert vs Siegfried Stanke
-Brian Blair vs Scorpion
-Ken Wayne vs Ron Starr
-Gene Lewis vs Tommy Gilbert
-Don Bass vs Les Thornton

Wednesday - Springfield, MO
-Russian chain match: Brian Blair vs Ron Starr
-Bruce Reed vs Steve Lawler
-Herb Calvert vs Siegfried Stanke
-Scorpion vs Tommy Gilbert
-Bill Irwin vs Gene Lewis
-Don Bass vs Ken Wayne

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK (source:
-Les Thornton vs Spoiler
-Brian Blair & Bruce Reed vs Siegfried Stanke & Steve Lawler
-Herb Calvert vs Ron Starr
-Bill Irwin vs Tommy Gilbert
-Don Bass vs Don Factor


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