McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Week of 1/31/72-2/6/72

For the week ending February 6th, 1972: Mephisto and Muehler have the biggest feud in the territory, Bill Watts, Doctor X and the team of Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones defend their respective titles & 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: Chuck Bowman, Duke Myers, Jim Garvin (primarily working as Terry Garvin's manager), Tom Bradley and midget wrestlers Farmer Pete and Little Bruiser.

The lone newcomer this week was Billy Hamilton. I don't have much info on Hamilton; he came here from Gulf Coast. After he left here he went back to Gulf Coast and then worked for Gulas later in the year.

Gypsy Joe Rosario left the territory. He went to East Texas and would return here briefly later in the year. Rosario, who also wrestled as Pancho Rosario and Pancho Valdez, was sometimes billed as "The Cuban Undertaker".

The primary movers on the SPOT Ratings chart were Vic Muehler and Red McKim moving up and Ramon Torres and Bob Boyer moving down. In the case of McKim, he's wrestling on a part-time basis, so his SPOT Rating is subject to more week-to-week variance because of the smaller number of matches used to calculate his rating.

The feud between Mephisto and Muehler continues to heat up, with their FEUD Score increasing to a 48 (anything above a 40 is generally considered a "major feud"). Mephisto and Muehler main-evented Monroe this week (with Mephisto being disqualified in the third fall for "using an inflammable substance") and also faced one another in Baton Rouge and Chalmette.

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Known house show lineups for the week:

Monday - Shreveport, LA
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Doctor X
-Farmer Pete & Tom Jones vs Little Bruiser & Terry Garvin
-Chuck Karbo vs Vic Muehler
-Joe Corea vs Silento Rodriguez

Monday - Tulsa, OK
-Danny Hodge vs Great Mephisto
-Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente vs Ivan Putski & Ramon Torres
-Billy Red Lyons vs Eric the Red
-Billy Hamilton vs Ken Mantell

Tuesday - Alexandria, LA
-Bill Watts & Johnny Eagles vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Farmer Pete vs Little Bruiser
-plus one other bout, likely a singles match involving two of the participants from the tag bout

Tuesday - Hot Springs, AR
-Ivan Putski vs Terry Garvin
-Billy Red Lyons vs Chuck Karbo
-Ramon Torres vs Rick Renaldo

Tuesday - Monroe, LA
-Great Mephisto vs Vic Muehler
-Bob Sweetan & Doctor X vs Danny Hodge & Tom Jones
-Don Duffy vs Ken Mantell
-Eric the Red vs Joe Corea

Wednesday - Baton Rouge, LA
-NWA World's Junior Heavyweight title: Doctor X vs Ramon Torres
-Great Mephisto vs Vic Muehler
-Don Duffy & Little Bruiser vs Farmer Pete & Ken Mantell
-Billy Hamilton vs Joe Corea

Thursday - Chalmette, LA
-Doctor X vs Grizzly Smith
-Great Mephisto vs Vic Muehler
-Don Duffy & Little Bruiser vs Farmer Pete & Ramon Torres
-Don Duffy vs Ramon Torres

Thursday - Greenville, MS
-Lorenzo Parente vs Tom Jones
-Billy Red Lyons vs Bobby Hart
-Bob Sweetan vs Ken Mantell

Thursday - Wichita Falls, TX
-North American title: Bill Watts vs Chuck Karbo
-Ivan Putski vs Terry Garvin
-Eric the Red vs Silento Rodriguez

Friday - Lafayette, LA
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente (Vic Muehler special referee)
-Don Duffy & Little Bruiser vs Farmer Pete & Grizzly Smith
-plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bouts

Friday - Oklahoma City, OK
-NWA World's Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Doctor X
-Handicap match: Bill Watts vs Jim Garvin & Terry Garvin
-Chuck Bowman vs Eric the Red
-Red McKim vs Silento Rodriguez
-Duke Myers vs Ken Mantell

Saturday - Greenwood, MS
-US Tag Team titles: Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones vs Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente
-Bob Sweetan vs Vic Muehler
-plus one other bout, likely a singles match involving two of the participants from the tag bout

Saturday - Joplin, MO
-Bill Watts vs Terry Garvin
-Eric the Red vs Red McKim
-Chuck Bowman vs Ken Mantell

Saturday - Longview, TX
-Great Mephisto vs Ivan Putski
-Chuck Karbo vs Ramon Torres
-Joe Corea vs Silento Rodriguez

Saturday - Loranger, LA
-"No disqualification for bare knuckles": Don Duffy vs Grizzly Smith
-Farmer Pete & Johnny Eagles vs Little Bruiser & Tom Bradley
-plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

Sunday - Houma, LA
-Bob Boyer vs Don Duffy (Grizzly Smith special referee)
-Farmer Pete & Johnny Eagles vs Little Bruiser & Tom Bradley
-plus 2 other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

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