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The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 5 (1960 Q4)

Welcome to Chapter 5 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts). The territory is most commonly known as Tri-State Wrestling and/or Mid-South Wrestling, though neither of those names were actually used until September 1979 when Watts split from McGuirk.

Each chapter covers a three-month period of time and will list our exclusive statistics:
1) SPOT (Statistical Position Over Time) Ratings, which measure a wrestlers average position on the cards
2) FEUD (Frequent Encounters Using Data) Scores, which measure the frequency and breadth of a series of matches between the same wrestlers (or tag teams)
In addition, we list the advertised lineups for all known house shows in the territory during the time period, along with an index of newcomers and other wrestlers (special attractions, women, midgets, etc) that passed through the territory.

Previous chapters:
Chapter 1 (1959 Q4)
Chapter 2 (1960 Q1)
Chapter 3 (1960 Q2)
Chapter 4 (1960 Q3)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 5 (1960 Q4)




ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

10/3/60 Tulsa, OK (Fairgrounds)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Ann Regan & Judy Glover vs Jessica Rogers & Pat Lyda
Battle royal featuring Ali Pasha, Baby Blimp, Chief Little Eagle, Dick Dunn, Hans Bruner and Jack Humberto
Plus two other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/4/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Ali Pasha, Baby Blimp, Danny Hodge, Dick Dunn, Eddie Sullivan, Jack Humberto and Karol Krauser
Plus three other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/5/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Dick Dunn vs Karol Krauser (special stipulation that the referee won’t make a count when both men are fighting outside the ring)
Chief Little Eagle vs Hans Bruner

10/5/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Danny Hodge & Red McKim
Don Kent vs Eddie Sullivan
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Baby Blimp vs Red McKim

10/7/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Ann Regan vs Pat Lyda
Chief Little Eagle & Dick Dunn vs Don Kent & Hans Bruner
Baby Blimp vs Jack Humberto
Ali Pasha vs Eddie Sullivan

10/10/60 Guthrie, OK (High School Gym)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
No other matches listed

10/10/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
One night tournament for the vacant Oklahoma Junior Heavyweight title featuring Ali Pasha, Bob Clay, Chief Little Eagle, Dick Dunn, Don Kent, Eddie Sullivan, Hans Bruner, Karol Krauser and Red McKim (tournament won by Don Kent)

10/11/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Chief Little Eagle vs Hans Bruner
Baby Blimp vs Don Kent

10/11/60 Muskogee, OK (City Hall)
Dick Dunn vs Great Bolo
Ali Pasha vs Eddie Sullivan

10/12/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Dick Dunn vs Hans Bruner
Ali Pasha vs Don Kent

10/12/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Battle royal featuring Baby Blimp, Chief Little Eagle, Danny Hodge, Eddie Sullivan, Great Bolo, Jack Humberto and Karol Krauser
Plus three other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/13/60 Chickasha, OK (Borden Gym)
Battle royal featuring Danny Hodge, Dick Dunn, Don Kent, Jack Humberto and Karol Krauser
Plus two other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/14/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Fairgrounds)
Chief Little Eagle vs Great Bolo
“World Womens championship”: Gloria Barattini vs Madam X (I can’t find any record of Barattini holding a nationally recognized title in this timeframe)
Baby Blimp & Don Kent vs Dick Dunn & Eddie Sullivan
Ali Pasha vs Dick Beattie
Hans Bruner vs Jack Humberto

10/17/60 Sulphur, OK (Legion Hall)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Dick Dunn & Red McKim
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

10/17/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Oklahoma Junior Heavyweight title: Chief Little Eagle vs Don Kent
Baby Cheryl vs Darling Dagmar
Bob Clay & Eddie Sullivan vs Hans Bruner & Karol Krauser
Bob Clay vs Hans Bruner
Eddie Sullivan vs Karol Krauser

10/18/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Chief Little Eagle vs Karol Krauser
Baby Cheryl vs Darling Dagmar
Dick Dunn vs Don Kent
Baby Blimp vs Jack Humberto

10/18/60 Muskogee, OK (City Hall)
Ali Pasha & Great Bolo vs Danny Hodge & Eddie Sullivan
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Ali Pasha vs Eddie Sullivan

10/19/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Non-title match: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Baby Blimp vs Dick Dunn

10/19/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Chief Little Eagle vs Great Bolo
Baby Cheryl vs Darling Dagmar
Bob Clay vs Hans Bruner
Ali Pasha vs Dick Beattie

10/20/60 Cordell, OK (High School Gymnasium)
Danny Hodge & Dick Beattie vs Don Kent & Karol Krauser
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Dick Beattie vs Don Kent

10/21/60 Hugo, OK (Fairgrounds)
Baby Blimp & Karol Krauser vs Danny Hodge & Dick Beattie
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Baby Blimp vs Dick Beattie

10/21/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Chief Little Eagle vs Great Bolo
Baby Cheryl vs Darling Dagmar
Dick Dunn & Eddie Sullivan vs Don Kent & Hans Bruner
Ali Pasha vs Jack Humberto

10/24/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Battle royal featuring Ali Pasha, Baby Blimp, Billy Cox, Danny Hodge, Dick Dunn, Great Bolo, Happy Humphrey, Jack Humberto and Karol Krauser
Plus other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/25/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Billy Cox, Bob Clay, Dick Dunn, Don Kent, Hans Bruner, Happy Humphrey and Karol Krauser
Plus three other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/25/60 Muskogee, OK (City Hall)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Jack Humberto vs Red McKim

10/26/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Baby Blimp vs Jack Humberto
Don Kent vs Hans Bruner

10/26/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Battle royal featuring Ali Pasha, Billy Cox, Chief Little Eagle, Dick Dunn, Great Bolo, Happy Humphrey and Karol Krauser
Plus three other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/27/60 Cushing, OK (William D Carr Gym)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Chief Little Eagle & Danny Hodge
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

10/28/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Battle royal featuring Ali Pasha, Baby Blimp, Billy Cox, Chief Little Eagle, Danny Hodge, Don Kent, Great Bolo, Hans Bruner, Happy Humphrey, Jack Humberto and Karol Krauser
Plus four other bouts determined by order of elimination

10/31/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Hans Bruner vs Prince Maiava
Handicap match: Great Bolo & Karol Krauser vs Happy Humphrey
Baby Blimp vs Johnny Walker
Billy Cox vs Don Kent

11/1/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Baby Blimp vs Prince Maiava
Handicap match: Great Bolo & Hans Bruner vs Happy Humphrey
Billy Cox vs Johnny Walker

11/1/60 Sulphur, OK (Legion Hall)
Battle royal featuring Bob Clay, Chief Little Eagle, Danny Hodge, Don Kent and Karol Krauser
Plus two other bouts determined by order of elimination

11/2/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chief Little Eagle & Jack Humberto vs Great Bolo & Hans Bruner
Chief Little Eagle vs Great Bolo
Hans Bruner vs Jack Humberto
Exhibition match: Jean Fuller vs Juan Fuller (two sisters who had been training locally with promoter Jimmy Lott)

11/2/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Non-title match: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Baby Blimp vs Prince Maiava
Don Kent vs Johnny Walker

11/4/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Baby Blimp vs Prince Maiava
Chief Little Eagle vs Karol Krauser
Dick Beattie vs Hans Bruner
Don Kent vs Jack Humberto

11/7/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Southwestern Tag Team titles: Great Bolo & Karol Krauser vs Johnny Walker & Prince Maiava (this appears to be the first mention of these titles in the territory since 1950; it is unknown who the champions were going into the match, but results have Bolo & Krauser winning)
Don Kent vs Jack Humberto
Dick Beattie vs Hans Bruner
Great Bolo vs Prince Maiava

11/8/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Prince Maiava vs Great Bolo & Karol Krauser
Hans Bruner vs Jack Humberto
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Great Bolo vs Prince Maiava

11/9/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Hans Bruner vs Johnny Walker
Dick Beattie vs Don Kent

11/9/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge & Prince Maiava vs Great Bolo & Karol Krauser
Bob Clay vs Red McKim
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Great Bolo vs Prince Maiava

11/10/60 Vinta, OK (National Guard Armory)
Danny Hodge & Red McKim vs Don Kent & Karol Krauser
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Don Kent vs Red McKim

11/11/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Colisem)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Hans Bruner & Karol Krauser vs Johnny Walker & Prince Maiava
Dick Beattie vs Don Kent
Bob Clay vs Jack Humberto
*the card listed in advance of this show in the local newspaper was actually the lineup for the previous week’s card, so this lineup was constructed using the results printed the day after the event

11/14/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Great Bolo vs Prince Maiava
Eddie Sullivan vs Jack Donovan
Don Kent vs Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Johnny Walker

11/15/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Prince Maiava
Jack Donovan vs Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Johnny Walker

11/16/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Galento & Jack Donovan vs Johnny Walker & Prince Maiava
Baby Cheryl vs Darling Dagmar
Jack Donovan vs Johnny Walker
Al Galento vs Prince Maiava

11/16/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Karol Krauser
Hans Bruner vs Treach Phillips
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Great Bolo vs Red McKim

11/17/60 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Barn)
Jack Donovan vs Prince Maiava
Al Galento vs Jack Humberto
Don Kent vs Treach Phillips

11/18/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Southwestern Tag Team titles: Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser vs Johnny Walker & Prince Maiava
Don Kent vs Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Pancho Saltillo
Dick Beattie vs Red McKim

11/21/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jack Donovan vs Prince Maiava
Al Galento vs Treach Phillips
Jack Humberto vs Karol Krauser
Dick Beattie vs Don Kent

11/22/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, Bolo will remove his mask prior to the match: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Jack Donovan vs Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Jack Humberto

11/22/60 Sulphur, OK (American Legion Hall)
Don Kent & Karol Krauser vs Prince Maiava & Red McKim
Karol Krauser vs Prince Maiava
Don Kent vs Red McKim

11/23/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Galento & Jack Donovan vs Jack Humberto & Prince Maiava
Jack Donovan vs Prince Maiava
Al Galento vs Jack Humberto

11/23/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, Bolo will remove his mask prior to the match: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Bob Clay vs Karol Krauser
Don Kent vs Treach Phillips

11/25/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Don Kent
Al Galento & Karol Krauser vs Dick Beattie & Treach Phillips
Jack Donovan vs Prince Maiava
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Al Galento vs Trech Phillips

11/28/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, Bolo will remove his mask prior to the match: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Don Kent & Jack Donovan vs Jack Humberto & Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Prince Maiava
Jack Donovan vs Treach Phillips

11/29/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Karol Krauser vs Prince Maiava
Dick Beattie vs Don Kent

11/30/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Galento vs Prince Maiava
Jack Humberto vs Karol Krauser

11/30/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Al Galento & Jack Donovan vs Bob Clay & Treach Phillips
Jack Donovan vs Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Bob Clay
*while “two prelim matches” were advertised, the specific matchups were not listed ahead of time; Don Kent replaced Galento (who was double-booked) on the show and these prelim match listings are based on the results

12/2/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Handicap match: Danny Hodge & Dick Beattie & Red McKim vs Don Kent & Great Bolo
Jack Donovan vs Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Prince Maiava
Jack Humberto vs Karol Krauser

12/5/60 Sulphur, OK (Legion Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Bob Clay vs Dick Beattie

12/5/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jack Donovan vs Treach Phillips
Handicap match: Al Galento & Don Kent vs Paul Bunyan
Red McKim vs Sonny Myers
Frank Hickey vs Jack Humberto

12/6/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Al Galento, Dick Beattie, Jack Donovan, Johnny Walker, Karol Krauser, Paul Bunyan and Treach Phillips
Plus three other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/6/60 Wagoner, OK (Wagoner Armory)
Al Galento & Great Bolo vs Bob Clay & Danny Hodge
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Al Galento vs Bob Clay

12/7/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, Bolo will remove his mask prior to the match: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Dick Beattie vs Don Kent

12/7/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim
Handicap match: Al Galento & Karol Krauser vs Paul Bunyan
Johnny Walker vs Treach Phillips

12/8/60 Anadarko, OK (National Guard Armory)
Battle royal featuring Paul Bunyan and the four wrestlers listed below
Jack Donovan vs Treach Phillips
Bob Clay vs Great Bolo

12/9/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Colisem)
Battle royal featuring Al Galento, Bob Clay, Bud Clarity, Don Kent, Great Bolo, Jack Donovan, Paul Bunyan, Red McKim and Treach Phillips
Plus four other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/12/60 Sulphur, OK (Legion Hall)
Battle royal featuring Paul Bunyan and the four wrestlers listed below
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Bob Clay vs Bud Clarity

12/13/60 Blackwell, OK (Stock Pavilion)
Battle royal featuring Bob Clay, Danny Hodge, Don Kent, Great Bolo, Jack Humberto and Paul Bunyan
Plus two other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/13/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Al Galento & Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser vs Dick Beattie & Oni Wiki Wiki & Treach Phillips
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Al Galento vs Treach Phillips
Dick Beattie vs Karol Krauser

12/14/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Battle royal featuring Bud Clarity, Danny Hodge, Don Kent, Great Bolo and Paul Bunyan
Plus two other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/14/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Al Galento & Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Red McKim & Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Treach Phillips
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Karol Krauser vs Red McKim

12/15/60 Enid, OK (Convention Hall)
Battle royal featuring Bud Clarity, Dick Beattie, Great Bolo, Jack Donovan, Paul Bunyan and Treach Phillips
Plus two other bouts determined by order of elimination

12/16/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Al Galento & Jack Donovan vs Paul Bunyan & Red McKim
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Don Kent vs Treach Phillips
Bud Clarity vs Jack Humberto
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim

12/16/60 Stillwater, OK (National Guard Armory)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Dick Beattie vs Treach Phillips
(plus one other bout)

12/17/60 Wetumka, OK (High School Gym)
Bob Clay & Great Bolo & Paul Bunyan participated; no other information available

12/19/60 Cushing, OK (Wm D Carr Gym)
Battle royal featuring Paul Bunyan and the four wrestlers listed below
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Dick Beattie vs Jack Humberto

12/19/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Ring encircled by steel wire: Don Kent vs Great Bolo
Al Galento & Rita Cortez vs Judy Grable & Treach Phillips
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki

12/20/60 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Judy Grable & Treach Phillips vs Karol Krauser & Rita Cortez
Judy Grable vs Rita Cortez
Karol Krauser vs Treach Phillips

12/21/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Al Galento vs Jack Humberto

12/21/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Judy Grable vs Rita Cortez
Don Kent vs Treach Phillips

12/23/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Colisem)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Judy Grable & Red McKim vs Karol Krauser & Rita Cortez
Al Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Dick Beattie vs Treach Phillips

12/26/60 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Danny Hodge & Dick Hutton vs Karol Krauser & Taro Miyaki
Red McKim vs Sonny Myers
Al Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki

12/28/60 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Galento vs Jack Humberto
Dick Beattie vs Treach Phillips

12/28/60 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Red McKim
Bob Clay vs Jack Donovan

12/30/60 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Southwest Tag Team titles: Danny Hodge & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser
Red McKim vs Treach Phillips
Al Galento vs Jack Humberto
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki

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NEW TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

AL GALENTO – Al “Spider” Galento was a mainstay in the area dating back to his first appearances in 1949. He helped train, and later teamed with, Mario Galento (real name Bonnie Lee Boyette) throughout the southeast. Al is also credited as the trainer of Tommy Gilbert and Bill Ash among others.

DICK BEATTIE – Beattie was a two-time NCAA wrestling champ at Oklahoma State and member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestling team (though he did not compete due to an emergency appendectomy three weeks prior). Beattie’s career as a pro never really seemed to take off and only lasted a few years.

JOHNNY WALKER – Johnny “Rubberman” Walker is best known as the masked Mr. Wrestling II. Debuting in 1956 in Hawaii, he wrestled all over the U.S. using his real name (and one stint as The Grappler in Florida) for almost two decades. He first donned the Wrestling II persona in 1973 in Georgia. This was his only stint as Johnny Walker in the McGuirk territory; he would return as Wrestling II in 1979.

PRINCE MAIAVA – This was Neff Maiava, not to be confused with Peter Maivia. He spent most of his career in Hawaii and on the west coast. After his wrestling career he started a tree-trimming business in Hawaii and wrote several children’s books, including one in 1997 titled Da Grouchy Moocher Boogie Man.

TREACH PHILLIPS – Treach was short for “Treacherous”; he was said to have been Elvis Presley’s favorite wrestler.

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS / TOURING ATTRACTIONS
Dick Hutton
Happy Humphrey
Paul Bunyan – real name Max Palmer; sources list him as being anywhere from 7’7” to 8’6” tall (with most using either the 7’7” figure or 8’2”), and he and Jorge (Giant) Gonzalez are believed to have been the two tallest professional wrestlers in history

PART-TIMERS
Billy Cox (appears to have been Happy Humphrey’s handler)
Bud Clarity (was Paul Bunyan’s handler)
Frank Hickey (advertised for one card but did not appear)
Pancho Saltillo
Sonny Myers
Taro Miyaki

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Ann Regan
Gloria Barattini
Madam X (believed to be Mae Young)
Pat Lyda
Jessica Rogers
Judy Glover
Judy Grable
Rita Cortez
Generally speaking, Ann Regan and Pat Lyda worked together, as did Gloria Barattini and Madam X, Jessica Rogers and Judy Glover, and Judy Grable and Rita Cortez
(the overall SPOT Rating for the women wrestlers here this quarter was a .67)

WOMEN MIDGET WRESTLERS
Baby Cheryl
Darling Dagmar
(the overall SPOT Rating for the women midget wrestlers here this quarter was a .68)

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