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The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 7 (1961 Q2)

Welcome to Chapter 7 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)

Tri-State Wrestling: June 1980

Here's a look at Tri-State Wrestling in June 1980: Brian Blair feuds with the Spoiler, Jerry Brown misses his shot at Harley Race, Hector Guerrero debuts & more!

Mid-South Wrestling: June 1980

Here's a look at Mid-South Wrestling in June 1980: one of the biggest angles in Mid-South history as the Junkyard Dog is “blinded” by Michael Hayes & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: June 1976

Here's a look at the McGuirk wrestling territory in June 1976: Buck Robley turns babyface, the tournament to crown a new World Junior Heavyweight champ begins & more!

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: June 1972

Here's a look at the McGuirk wrestling territory in June 1972: Two rookies with interesting football backgrounds debut, a new babyface team forms to challenge Hart & Parente, Vivian Vachon comes to the area with a film crew & more!