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

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 (Q4 1959)
Chapter 2 (Q1 1960)
Chapter 3 (Q2 1960)
Chapter 4 (Q3 1960)
Chapter 5 (Q4 1960)
Chapter 6 (Q1 1961)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 7 (Q2 1961)




ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

3/27/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Jody Hamilton vs Sonny Myers
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim
Jack Humberto vs Pat Newman

3/28/61 Hartshorne, OK (Legion Building)
Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Pepper Martin
Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki

3/28/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Sonny Myers
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Jody Hamilton vs Pat Newman

3/29/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Nelson Royal vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Jody Hamilton vs Pat Newman
NOTE: This card was cancelled due to inclement weather

3/29/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Karol Krauser vs Sonny Myers
Jack Donovan vs Jack Humberto

3/30/61 Tishomingo, OK (Tishomingo High School)
Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Pepper Martin
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin

3/30/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo & Nelson Royal vs Mike Clancy & Sonny Myers
Jack Humberto vs Jody Hamilton
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Nelson Royal vs Sonny Myers

3/31/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Great Bolo & Nelson Royal vs Mike Clancy & Sonny Myers
Jody Hamilton vs Red McKim
Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin
Nelson Royal vs Sonny Myers

4/1/61 Durant, OK (National Guard Armory)
Al Galento & Great Bolo vs Farmer Jones & Oni Wiki Wiki
Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Al Galento vs Farmer Jones

4/3/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Oklahoma Junior Heavyweight title: Nelson Royal vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Jack Donovan & Jody Hamilton vs Pepper Martin & Sonny Myers

4/4/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Karol Krauser vs Pepper Martin
Jody Hamilton vs Oni Wiki Wiki

4/4/61 Sulphur, OK (American Legion Hall)
Jack Donovan & Nelson Royal vs Red McKim & Sonny Myers
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

4/5/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Galento vs Sonny Myers
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim

4/5/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Winner take all, no stopping for blood: Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Nelson Royal vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Karol Krauser vs Pepper Martin

4/6/61 Weatherford, OK (Southwestern State College Gym)
Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Red McKim
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

4/6/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo & Nelson Royal vs Mike Clancy & Sonny Myers
Jody Hamilton vs Pepper Martin
Great Bolo vs Sonny Myers
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal

4/7/61 Cleveland, OK (High School Gymnasium)
Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Pepper Martin
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

4/7/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy (Clancy says he will leave town if he loses)
Nelson Royal vs Sonny Myers
Jody Hamilton vs Tiny Smith
Al Galento vs Red McKim

4/8/61 Eufaula, OK (National Guard Armory)
Al Galento & Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Sonny Myers
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Al Galento vs Sonny Myers

4/10/61 Bonham, TX (VFW Hall)
Farmer Jones & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Karol Krauser
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

4/10/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Great Bolo & Nelson Royal vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Jack Donovan vs Sonny Myers
Jody Hamilton vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal

4/11/61 Hugo, OK (National Guard Armory)
Jack Donovan & Jody Hamilton vs Pepper Martin & Sonny Myers
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

4/11/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Farmer Jones & Mike Clancy & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Jody Hamilton & Karol Krauser & Nelson Royal
Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy
Farmer Jones vs Nelson Royal
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki

4/12/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Karol Krauser vs Sonny Myers
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki

4/12/61 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Farmer Jones & Mike Clancy vs Jody Hamilton & Nelson Royal
Farmer Jones vs Nelson Royal
Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy

4/13/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy
Farmer Jones & Pepper Martin vs Karol Krauser & Nelson Royal
Farmer Jones vs Nelson Royal
Karol Krauser vs Pepper Martin

4/14/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Jody Hamilton & Nelson Royal vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Dick Beattie vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Karol Krauser vs Pepper Martin
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal

4/17/61 Jay, OK (High School Gymnasium)
Dot Dotson & Great Bolo vs Jessica Rogers & Oni Wiki Wiki (Bolo ordered to wrestle without his mask)
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

4/17/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Gorgeous George vs Mike Clancy
Jody Hamilton vs Red McKim
Nelson Royal vs Pepper Martin
Karol Krauser vs Pat Newman

4/18/61 Calico Rock, AR (High School Gym)
Dot Dotson & Jack Donovan vs Jessica Rogers & Pepper Martin
Dot Dotson vs Jessica Rogers
Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin

4/18/61 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Dick Beattie, Karol Krauser, Nelson Royal, Pat Newman and Red McKim
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

4/18/61 Woodward, OK (Convention Hall)
Great Bolo & Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy & Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

4/19/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Great Bolo & Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin & Red McKim
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin

4/19/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Jessica Rogers & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Jody Hamilton & Pat Lyda
Jody Hamilton vs Oni Wiki Wiki

4/20/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Karol Krauser vs Red McKim
Al Galento vs Pat Newman

4/21/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Battle royal featuring Al Galento, Great Bolo, Jody Hamilton, Karol Krauser, Mike Clancy, Nelson Royal, Pepper Martin, Red McKim and Tiny Smith
Plus four additional bouts determined by order of elimination

4/22/61 Eufaula, OK (National Guard Armory)
Dot Dotson & Jack Donovan vs Jessica Rogers & Oni Wiki Wiki
Dot Dotson vs Jessica Rogers
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki

4/24/61 Tishomingo, OK (Tishomingo High School)
Danny Hodge & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Nelson Royal
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim

4/24/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jack Donovan & Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Pepper Martin
Karol Krauser vs Red McKim
Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy

4/25/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Jody Hamilton & Nelson Royal vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Pepper Martin
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal

4/26/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Karol Krauser vs Pepper Martin

4/26/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Jody Hamilton vs Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Oni Wiki Wiki

4/27/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Battle royal featuring Danny McShain, Great Bolo, Karol Krauser, Mike Clancy, Nelson Royal, Pepper Martin and Red McKim
Plus three additional bouts determined by order of elimination

4/28/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Great Bolo & Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Jody Hamilton vs Red McKim
Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy

4/29/61 Atoka, OK (National Guard Armory)
Danny Hodge & Red McKim vs Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

5/1/61 Jay, OK (School Gym)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Nelson Royal vs Oni Wiki Wiki

5/1/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Battle royal featuring Al Galento, Danny McShain, Great Bolo, Jody Hamilton, Karol Krauser, Mike Clancy, Pepper Martin, Red McKim and Tiny Smith
Plus three additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/2/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Danny McShain vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim

5/2/61 Tahlequah, OK (City Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Great Bolo, Jack Donovan, Jody Hamilton, Pepper Martin and Tiny Smith
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/3/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Non-title: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Nelson Royal vs Oni Wiki Wiki

5/3/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Jack Donovan & Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Pepper Martin
Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy

5/4/61 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Al Galento, Jody Hamilton, Mike Clancy, Nelson Royal and Tiny Smith
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/4/61 Wichita Falls, TX (Spudder Ball Park)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Danny McShain vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin
NOTE: This card was cancelled due to inclement weather

5/5/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Great Bolo vs Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Pepper Martin
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim
Baby Blimp vs Oni Wiki Wiki

5/8/61 Healdton, OK (Healdton High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Jack Donovan & Jody Hamilton
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

5/8/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Great Bolo vs Tiny Smith
Danny McShain & Nelson Royal vs Mike Clancy & Pepper Martin
Baby Blimp vs Bob Clay
Nelson Royal vs Pepper Martin

5/9/61 Lindsay, OK (High School Gymnasium)
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Pepper Martin

5/9/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Danny McShain, Great Bolo, Jody Hamilton, Mike Clancy, Nelson Royal, Red McKim and Tiny Smith
Plus three additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/10/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Jack Donovan vs Pepper Martin

5/10/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Battle royal featuring Baby Blimp, Danny McShain, Great Bolo, Jody Hamilton, Mike Clancy, Oni Wiki Wiki and Tiny Smith
Plus three additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/11/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Jody Hamilton vs Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Pepper Martin

5/12/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Danny McShain vs Red McKim
Jody Hamilton vs Pepper Martin
Al Galento vs Jack Donovan

5/12/61 Sulphur, OK (American Legion Hall)
Battle royal featuring Great Bolo, Jody Hamilton, Nelson Royal, Oni Wiki Wiki and Tiny Smith
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/15/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Danny McShain vs Mike Clancy
Farmer McGruder & Pee Wee Lopez vs Frenchie Semard & Tiny Bell
Baby Blimp vs Pepper Martin

5/15/61 Woodward, OK (Convention Hall)
Battle royal featuring Great Bolo, Jack Donovan, Jody Hamilton, Mike Clancy and Tiny Smith
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/16/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Jack Curtis Jr
Baby Blimp vs Pepper Martin

5/17/61 Anadarko, OK (National Guard Armory)
Frenchie Semard & Mike Clancy vs Jody Hamilton & Pee Wee Lopez
Frenchie Semard vs Pee Wee Lopez
Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy

5/17/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Danny Hodge & Tiny Bell vs Farmer McGruder & Jack Donovan
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Farmer McGruder vs Tiny Bell

5/17/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Tiny Smith
Danny McShain vs Jack Curtis Jr
Nelson Royal vs Pepper Martin

5/18/61 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny McShain & Farmer McGruder vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Tiny Bell
Farmer McGruder vs Tiny Bell
Danny McShain vs Oni Wiki Wiki

5/18/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Jack Curtis Jr & Tiny Smith vs Jack Donovan & Jody Hamilton
Plus one other bout, likely a singles match involving participants from the tag bout

5/19/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny McShain vs Great Bolo
Farmer McGruder & Pee Wee Lopez vs Frenchie Semard & Tiny Bell
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Jack Curtis Jr vs Oni Wiki Wiki

5/20/61 Broken Arrow, OK (part of Rooster Day Celebration)
Baby Blimp & Jody Hamilton vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Pepper Martin
There may have been one or two additional singles bouts featuring participants from the tag match

5/22/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Baby Blimp vs Tiny Smith
Jack Donovan vs Jody Hamilton
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nelson Royal

5/23/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Jack Curtis Jr vs Jody Hamilton
Farmer McGruder & Pee Wee Lopez vs Frenchie Semard & Tiny Bell
Jack Donovan vs Oni Wiki Wiki

5/23/61 Stillwell, OK (High School Gym)
Battle royal featuring Danny Hodge, Great Bolo, Jody Hamilton, Nelson Royal and Tiny Smith
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/24/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Battle royal featuring Baby Blimp, Jody Hamilton, Oni Wiki Wiki, Pepper Martin and Tiny Smith
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

5/24/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim
Farmer McGruder & Pee Wee Lopez vs Frenchie Semard & Tiny Bell
Al Galento vs Jack Curtis Jr

5/25/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Farmer McGruder & Pee Wee Lopez vs Frenchie Semard & Tiny Bell
Jack Curtis Jr vs Jack Donovan

5/26/61 Eufaula, OK (National Guard Armory)
Frenchie Semard & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Pee Wee Lopez
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Frenchie Semard vs Pee Wee Lopez

5/26/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Baby Blimp vs Tiny Smith
Jody Hamilton vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Jack Curtis Jr vs Pepper Martin

5/26/61 Sulphur, OK (American Legion Hall)
Danny Hodge & Tiny Bell vs Farmer McGruder & Jack Donovan
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Farmer McGruder vs Tiny Bell

5/29/61 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Nelson Royal
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal

5/29/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Ring enclosed by wire fence: Great Bolo vs Tiny Smith
Jack Curtis Jr & Judy Grable vs Jody Hamilton & Sylvia Torres
Al Galento vs Pepper Martin
Jack Curtis Jr vs Jody Hamilton

5/30/61 Guthrie, OK (High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Jack Donovan vs Tiny Smith

5/30/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nelson Royal
Jody Hamilton & Sylvia Torres vs Judy Grable & Mike Clancy
Plus one other bout, likely a singles match involving participants from the tag bout

5/31/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Tiny Smith
Baby Blimp vs Tiny Smith
Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki

5/31/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Jack Curtis Jr & Judy Grable vs Jody Hamilton & Sylvia Torres
Jack Curtis Jr vs Jody Hamilton

6/1/61 Durant, OK (National Guard Armory)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Baby Blimp vs Tiny Smith

6/1/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Jack Curtis Jr & Mike Clancy vs Jody Hamilton & Nelson Royal
Judy Grable vs Sylvia Torres
Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nelson Royal

6/2/61 Clinton, OK (Tornado Stadium)
Jack Donovan & Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Jody Hamilton vs Tiny Smith
NOTE: This card was cancelled due to inclement weather

6/2/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Great Bolo & Sylvia Torres vs Jack Curtis Jr & Judy Grable
Al Galento vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Great Bolo vs Jack Curtis Jr

6/3/61 Pauls Valley, OK (Wacker Park)
Danny Hodge & Judy Grable vs Jane Perez & Nelson Royal
Jane Perez vs Judy Grable
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal

6/5/61 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Baby Blimp & Fran Gravette vs Judy Grable & Tiny Smith
Fran Gravette vs Judy Grable
Baby Blimp vs Tiny Smith

6/5/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Danny Hodge & Jack Curtis Jr & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Jody Hamilton & Nelson Royal
Bob Boyer vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Danny Hodge vs Jody Hamilton
Great Bolo vs Jack Curtis Jr
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal

6/6/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo & Nelson Royal vs Bob Boyer & Danny Hodge & Jack Curtis Jr
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Great Bolo vs Jack Curtis Jr
Baby Blimp vs Bob Boyer

6/7/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Fran Gravette & Nelson Royal vs Jack Curtis Jr & Judy Grable
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nelson Royal
Fran Gravette vs Judy Grable

6/7/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Al Galento & Baby Blimp vs Bob Boyer & Tiny Smith
Al Galento vs Bob Boyer

6/7/61 Tahlequah, OK (City Auditorium)
Fran Gravette & Great Bolo vs Judy Grable & Red McKim
Fran Gravette vs Judy Grable
Great Bolo vs Red McKim

6/8/61 Durant, OK (National Guard Armory)
Dorothy Carter & Nelson Royal vs Jack Curtis Jr & Jane Perez
Dorothy Carter vs Jane Perez
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nelson Royal

6/8/61 Ringling, OK (High School Football Field)
Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith vs Jody Hamilton & Nelson Royal
There may have been one or two additional singles bouts featuring participants from the tag match

6/8/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Baby Blimp & Fran Gravette vs Bob Boyer & Judy Grable
Fran Gravette vs Judy Grable
Baby Blimp vs Bob Boyer

6/9/61 Hugo, OK (National Guard Armory)
Danny Hodge & Judy Grable vs Jane Perez & Nelson Royal
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Jane Perez vs Judy Grable

6/9/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ring enclosed by fence: Great Bolo vs Tiny Smith
Jack Curtis Jr vs Jody Hamilton
Bob Boyer vs Red McKim
Baby Blimp vs Oni Wiki Wiki

6/10/61 Lawton, OK (L.O. Ranch Rodeo Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Bolo Jr vs Danny Hodge
Dorothy Carter & Judy Grable vs Fran Gravette & Jane Perez

6/12/61 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Battle royal featuring Baby Blimp, Bolo Jr, Danny Hodge, Jody Hamilton and Mike Clancy
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

6/12/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Great Bolo vs Nelson Royal
Dorothy Carter & Jane Perez vs Fran Gravette & Judy Grable
Bruiser Collins vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Bob Boyer vs Joe McCarthy

6/13/61 Chickasha, OK (Borden Gym)
Danny Hodge & Dorothy Carter vs Jane Perez & Nelson Royal
Plus two other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

6/13/61 Guthrie, OK (Jelsma Baseball Stadium)
Fran Gravette & Jody Hamilton vs Judy Grable & Mike Clancy
Jody Hamilton vs Mike Clancy
Fran Gravette vs Judy Grable

6/13/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Nelson Royal
Bruiser Collins vs Jack Curtis Jr
Bob Boyer vs Pepper Martin

6/14/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Baby Blimp & Nelson Royal vs Jack Curtis Jr & Mike Clancy
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Baby Blimp vs Jack Curtis Jr

6/14/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Ring enclosed by wire fence: Great Bolo vs Tiny Smith
Bob Boyer vs Bruiser Collins
Joe McCarthy vs Oni Wiki Wiki

6/15/61 Pauls Valley, OK (Wacker Park)
Battle royal featuring Baby Blimp, Bruiser Collins, Danny Hodge, Nelson Royal and Tiny Smith
Plus two additional bouts determined by order of elimination

6/15/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Winner take all: Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Jack Curtis Jr vs Joe McCarthy
Bob Boyer vs Oni Wiki Wiki

6/16/61 Clinton, OK (Tornado Stadium)
Baby Blimp & Jody Hamilton vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Danny Hodge vs Jody Hamilton
Baby Blimp vs Tiny Smith

6/16/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Great Bolo vs Nelson Royal
Bruiser Collins vs Mike Clancy
Joe McCarthy vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Bob Boyer vs Red McKim

6/19/61 Shawnee, OK (Municipal Auditorium)
Bolo Jr & Great Bolo vs Danny Hodge & Oni Wiki Wiki
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Bolo Jr vs Oni Wiki Wiki

6/19/61 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Bruiser Collins & Joe McCarthy & Nelson Royal vs Jack Curtis Jr & Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Baby Blimp vs Bob Boyer
Bruiser Collins vs Tiny Smith
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Jack Curtis Jr vs Joe McCarthy

6/20/61 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Bruiser Collins & Great Bolo & Joe McCarthy vs Jack Curtis Jr & Mike Clancy & Tiny Smith
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Jack Curtis Jr vs Joe McCarthy
Bruiser Collins vs Tiny Smith

6/21/61 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Bruiser Collins & Mighty Bolo vs Jack Curtis Jr & Mike Clancy
Mighty Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Bruiser Collins vs Jack Curtis Jr

6/21/61 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Great Bolo vs Nelson Royal
Joe McCarthy vs Red McKim
Al Galento vs Bob Boyer

6/22/61 New Orleans, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Baby Blimp & Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Tiny Smith
Baby Blimp vs Tiny Smith
Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki

6/22/61 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Bob Boyer & Jack Curtis Jr & Mike Clancy vs Bruiser Collins & Joe McCarthy & Mighty Bolo
Plus three other bouts, likely singles matches involving participants from the tag bout

6/23/61 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Bruiser Collins & Nelson Royal vs Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy
Baby Blimp vs Jack Curtis Jr
Bob Boyer vs Joe McCarthy
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal

6/23/61 Pauls Valley, OK (Wacker Park)
Bolo Jr & Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Tiny Smith
Great Bolo vs Tiny Smith
Bolo Jr vs Oni Wiki Wiki

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NEW TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

BOB BOYER – Boyer turned pro in 1955 and this was his first stint in the area. Later in his career he used the ring name Bobby Bold Eagle in Indianapolis and the AWA among other places.

BRUISER COLLINS – Roy Lee Albern turned pro in 1959, at first using the names Roy Collins and Pretty Boy Collins. He changed his name to Bruiser Collins when he came here, but the name change he made AFTER he left here was the one that stuck: he became a staple of 50th State Big Time Wrestling in Hawaii for over a decade as Ripper Collins.

DANNY McSHAIN – A 10-time holder of the National Wrestling Association’s World Light Heavyweight championship, McShain also had one run with the National Wrestling Alliance’s World Junior Heavyweight title from November 1951 through August 1953. Some sources state that Danny, a native of Arkansas, turned pro on the day of his 18th birthday. He had numerous stints in this area over the years, but this was his first time here since late 1956.

JOE McCARTHY – McCarthy, billed as a “(rac)coon hunter” from Tiger Tail, Tennessee, wrestled mostly in the south over a 13 year career. This was his first stint in the territory. He often used a toe hold as his finisher. When Tarzan Baxter came here starting in the late ‘60s, he was billed as McCarthy’s nephew and it was said that McCarthy taught him the toe hold.

TINY SMITH – Aurelian Smith Sr., better known as Grizzly Smith, started his wrestling career in 1960 after working in an oil field. Early in his career he used the ring names Tiny Smith, Tiny Evans, Jake Smith and Tiny Anderson in different territories. Smith had three children that wrestled: Jake Roberts, Sam Houston and Rockin’ Robin.

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS / TOURING ATTRACTIONS
Gorgeous George – The original Gorgeous George (George Wagner) came in to wrestle Mike Clancy on April 17th in Tulsa. This was George’s first appearance here since November 1959. Clancy, former NWA World Junior Heavyweight champ, was being pushed as a potential challenger to Danny Hodge and defeated the Gorgeous one in two straight falls.

PART-TIMERS
Bob Clay
Bolo Jr (this was likely Pepper Martin, who had been working here using as Pepper but became Great Bolo’s tag team partner, the Mighty Bolo, beginning in July)
Dick Beattie
Farmer Jones
Jack Humberto
Pat Newman

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Dorothy Carter
Fran Gravette
Jane Perez
Jessica Rogers
Judy Grable
Pat Lyda
Sylvia Torres
(the overall SPOT Rating for the women wrestlers here this quarter was a .58)

MALE MIDGET WRESTLERS
Farmer McGruder
Frenchie Semard
Pee Wee Lopez
Tiny Bell
(the overall SPOT Rating for the male midget wrestlers here this quarter was a .65)

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