Mid-South Wrestling: Q1 1981

In the 1st quarter of 1981, Diamonds are forever but not-so-much for Don Diamond, Jim Garvin and the Super Destroyer fight for months & more!


Here are the SPOT Ratings for the quarter.


NEW TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER
(wrestlers either making their first-ever appearance as a regular in this territory or appearing in a significantly different role/gimmick than when they were here previously)

AFA & SIKA – The famed Wild Samoans had been here previously (for a month in 1974 and possibly a week or so in 1978), but this was their first time in a pushed role. Their wrestling careers are well-documented, and their family tree is well known (if awfully large and at times confusing). Prior to becoming wrestlers, Afa enlisted in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Sika enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Afa was the first to turn to pro wrestling, in either 1971 or 1972, and Sika joined him shortly thereafter. They started here at the very end of the quarter, so it won’t be until we look at the second quarter that we’ll get to see their rise up the cards.

ASHURA HARA – Making his pro debut in June 1978 in Japan as Susumu Hara, Ashura also wrestled in Calgary and Nova Scotia very early in his career. His three-month run here appears to be his only stint in a U.S. territory. He had been wrestling for the IWE in Japan, but later in 1981 when that promotion folded, he went to All Japan. His first bout for All Japan saw him go to a double countout with Genichiro Tenryu in the semi-main event, beneath only a Baba & Tsuruta vs Brody & Snuka headliner.

CHICK DONOVAN – Amazingly, Donovan is still semi-active 40 years later, making sporadic appearances on independent shows in Georgia. His earliest documented matches were in 1978 in Georgia. After a run in NWA Hollywood in 1980 as “Golden Boy”, he wrestled in Georgia before coming here in February of ’81.

DON DIAMOND – In an early January episode of the TV program (first airing in some markets on January 10th), Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown faced the non-descript team of TV prelim wrestler Larry Clark and a never-before-seen (in this area) wrestler named Don Diamond. It looked like a routine squash for the reigning Mid-South Tag Team titles. They had their way with Clark, but when Diamond tagged in, things changed. Per correspondent Brian Ockman (of the Mid-South Wrestling Universe Appreciation group on Facebook): “After Clark tagged out Diamond kept Ladd & Leroy on the run. They had their hands full and eventually thru [sic] Diamond over the top rope and [were] disqualified.” Diamond then got a push on TV, winning singles bouts with each successive opponent being slightly higher up on the food chain than the previous one. Starting on the house shows towards the end of the month, Diamond quickly moved up to main event status for a few weeks. He teams with Junkyard Dog for several bouts against Ladd & Brown. It seems, however, that when Buck Robley returned a month later, he took Diamond’s “spot”, with the fans clamoring for Robley and JYD to team up. Remember their tag team feud with the Freebirds in the first half of 1980 had been huge. This pushed Diamond down the cards, and he would hover back-and-forth between Upper Mid-Carder and Mid-Carder status by our SPOT Rating metric for the rest of his run here.

KELLY KINISKI – The son of former NWA World Heavyweight champion Gene Kiniski (and brother of Nick Kiniski, who didn’t turn pro until 1985), Kelly got his start the previous summer in Stampede. This was the first of a few non-descript runs for him in Mid-South over the next few years. In early 1986, Kiniski worked under a mask here as Masked Superstar #2, with a few appearances side-by-side with Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie). It is believed that several house show bouts at the time that advertised Eadie actually had Kiniski under the mask in his place.

RICK CRAVEN – Besides a handful of appearances in the dying days of Gulas’ territory the prior year, I can’t find any other records of a wrestler by this name. It’s very likely he wasn’t anyone of note under a different name, but never say never.

TONY CHARLES – The Wales-born Charles had already had twenty years under his belt as a pro wrestler before coming here for his one and only stint in the territory. The first decade of his career was spent mostly in Great Britain and his earliest known U.S. matches were in 1972 in Tennessee. In 1982 and 1983, he wrestled as under a mask as Checkmate (or The Checkmate) in World Class.

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RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Buck Robley, Bull Ramos, Carl Fergie, Dick Murdoch and Dusty Rhodes

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Andre the Giant, the Freebirds (Gordy & Roberts, possibly with Hayes as manager), Mr. Wrestling II, Ole Anderson, Paul Orndorff and Stan Hansen

Additionally, Mongolian Stomper and Robert Fuller came in from Georgia to work a show in Biloxi, and Ken Lucas and Rob Bass came in from Southeastern to work a different Biloxi card a few weeks later

PART-TIMERS
King Cobra, Ricky Fields, Tommy Tate, Tony Torres and Tug Taylor

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Here are the FEUD Scores for the quarter.


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Jim Garvin and the Super Destroyer (Scott Irwin), looking at all of the known matches between them with stipulations noted where available. The matches are arranged chronologically by city, so you can easily see which cities had multiple matches between them. Keep in mind that some newspapers didn't list details, so just because a match isn't specified as a title match, we don't necessarily know for a fact that it was non-title and the same can apply for stipulation bouts.

As we head into 1981, we start to have fewer results from the house shows. We still have a lot of the lineups, but most newspapers are not reporting results. Where I can, I list results that have been pulled from a variety of sources.

We do, however, have better info on the TV tapings, thanks to Brian Ockman. Here is a chronology of some of the TV angles involving Garvin and Super Destroyer; airdates are listed but of course varied from market to market.

  • January 24th: Super Destroyer beat Cocoa Samoa by disqualification when Garvin ran in to attack Destroyer. Two weeks later, a clip is shown of Super D wrestling Garvin and Cocoa interferes to help Garvin win.
  • February 14th: Super D tries to attack Garvin but ends up getting his shoulder slammed into the ringpost. Super D’s manager Frank Dusek refuses to let him wrestle injured, so he forfeits his match against Don Diamond later in the episode.
  • February 28th: a clip is shown of Garvin wrestling North American champ the Grappler. After a ref bump, Super D runs in wearing a Grappler mask and covers Garvin while a groggy referee unknowingly makes the count and gives Grappler the win.
  • March 14th: Garvin gets a shot on TV against Louisiana champ Ernie Ladd. Dusek tries to interfere but it doesn’t work, and Garvin wins the match and the title. This brings the house show feud to a new phase as there are several title bouts. On May 1st at a house show in Shreveport, Super D wins the belt from Garvin.
  • May 23rd: a clip is shown of Super D defending the Louisiana title vs Garvin, winning when Grappler (wearing a Super D mask) helps him.
  • June 13th: Super D, who had been boasting he wouldn’t wrestle Garvin anymore because he was tired of beating him, faced a masked man named El Gaucho. Gaucho won by disqualification when Dusek interfered. Dusek unmasks Gaucho to reveal … Garvin!
  • August 22nd: Garvin beat Super D (who had lost the Louisiana title to Bob Roop a month earlier) with the sleeper, putting an end to this months-long rivalry and sending Super Destroyer packing. He debuts in Mid-Atlantic in early September.

BATON ROUGE
1/13/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
1/27/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
2/10/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer in a Texas death match
2/24/81 Jim Garvin beat Super Destroyer by disqualification
3/17/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
3/24/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer in a Louisiana title match
5/26/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
6/2/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer in a Louisiana title match
6/23/81 Super Destroyer beat Jim Garvin in a match for the Louisiana title
7/12/81 Jim Garvin beat Super Destroyer by reverse decision
7/28/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

JACKSON
1/14/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
1/28/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
3/18/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
4/1/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
4/29/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
6/3/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

SHREVEPORT
1/16/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
1/23/81 Jim Garvin beat Super Destroyer by reverse decision
2/6/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer in a Texas rules match
3/6/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
5/1/81 Super Destroyer beat Jim Garvin to win the Louisiana title
5/22/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
5/29/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer in a Louisiana title match

MONROE
1/18/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
3/29/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
6/14/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
7/26/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

NEW ORLEANS/CHALMETTE
1/19/81 Super Destroyer beat Jim Garvin
3/23/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
5/4/81 Jim Garvin beat Super Destroyer
6/8/81 Super Destroyer beat Jim Garvin
7/27/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

ALEXANDRIA
1/24/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
2/1/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
2/14/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer in a Texas rules match
3/28/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
5/9/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

LAFAYETTE
1/25/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
2/8/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
6/16/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

BILOXI
1/29/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
2/26/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
3/12/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
7/9/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

LAKE CHARLES
2/1/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
2/15/81 Jim Garvin beat Super Destroyer
4/22/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer in a Louisiana title match
7/6/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer in a Louisiana title match
8/2/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer (if Garvin wins he gets 5 minutes with Frank Dusek)

LORANGER
2/7/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
4/26/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
7/14/81 Jim Garvin beat Super Destroyer

HOUMA
2/8/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
5/17/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
7/19/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

VICKSBURG
2/11/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
3/5/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

MARSHALL
2/19/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

GREENWOOD
2/28/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
6/6/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

THIBODAUX
3/22/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

LONGVIEW
4/16/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

CHURCH POINT
5/10/81 Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer

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Here is the calendar of known house shows for the quarter.


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

12/29/80 Chalmette, LA (St. Bernard Civic Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Jake Roberts vs Stan Hansen
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Ray Candy vs Super Destroyer
Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering
Larry Booker vs Steven Little Bear
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

12/30/80 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Mississippi title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ray Candy vs Super Destroyer
Ole Anderson vs Steven Little Bear
Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering & Stan Hansen
Plus 2 other bouts

1/1/81 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Louisiana title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff vs Leroy Brown & Paul Ellering
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Ron Cheatham vs Steven Little Bear
Jim Garvin vs Turk

1/2/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering
Steven Little Bear vs Turk
Grappler & Super Destroyer vs Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Larry Booker

1/3/81 Greenwood, MS (Civic Center)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Mississippi title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Super Destroyer vs Terry Lathan
Jim Garvin vs Mexican Angel
Larry Booker vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa vs Turk

1/4/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Louisiana title: Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Jim Garvin vs Ron Cheatham
Brett Wayne vs Larry Booker

1/5/81 Chalmette, LA (St. Bernard Civic Auditorium) (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Jim Garvin & Junkyard Dog
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Ashura Hara vs Super Destroyer
Steven Little Bear vs Turk
Cocoa Samoa vs Larry Booker
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan

1/6/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan
Cocoa Samoa vs Larry Booker

1/7/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Bldg)
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Grappler & Super Destroyer vs Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox
Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering
Leroy Brown vs Steven Little Bear
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

1/9/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ernie Ladd vs Jake Roberts
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Killer Karl Kox vs Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa & Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Brett Wayne vs Larry Booker
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan

1/10/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
North American title, no disqualification: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Leroy Brown vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa & Jim Garvin vs Larry Booker & Paul Ellering
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

1/11/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
I Quit match: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan
Cocoa Samoa vs Ron Cheatham

1/11/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Bill Watts vs Ernie Ladd
Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Jim Garvin & Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Mexican Angel vs Steven Little Bear
Brett Wayne vs Turk

1/13/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Grappler & Leroy Brown vs Jake Roberts & Killer Karl Kox
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Mexican Angel
Carl Fergie vs Terry Lathan
Ashura Hara vs Mike Miller

1/14/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Building)
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Jake Roberts & Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Brett Wayne vs Turk

1/15/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Mississippi title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Jim Garvin vs Turk
Mike Miller vs Steven Little Bear
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan

1/16/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana title: Ernie Ladd vs Jake Roberts
Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear
Grappler & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Larry Booker
Ashura Hara vs Mike Miller

1/17/81 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Jake Roberts & Junkyard Dog
Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering
Steven Little Bear vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Mexican Angel

1/18/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Louisiana title: Ernie Ladd vs Jake Roberts
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Killer Karl Kox vs Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa & Terry Lathan vs Mexican Angel & Turk
Ashura Hara vs Larry Booker

1/19/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox
Grappler vs Ray Candy
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Larry Booker
Mexican Angel vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Brett Wayne vs Carl Fergie

1/20/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Ernie Ladd vs Ray Candy
Killer Karl Kox vs Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa & Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Turk
Ashura Hara vs Carl Fergie

1/21/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Building)
Mississippi title: Killer Karl Kox vs Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Cocoa Samoa & Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Ashura Hara vs Mike Miller

1/23/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Carl Fergie

1/24/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Killer Karl Kox vs Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Bull Ramos vs Cocoa Samoa
Larry Booker & Paul Ellering vs Steven Little Bear & Terry Lathan
Ashura Hara vs Carl Fergie

1/25/81 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin & Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Ashura Hara vs Mike Miller
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Don Diamond vs Larry Booker

1/25/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title, Texas rules: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie & Larry Booker vs Cocoa Samoa & Steven Little Bear
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan

1/26/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Andre the Giant & Dusty Rhodes vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Don Diamond vs Larry Booker
Cocoa Samoa & Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Ashura Hara vs Mexican Angel
Brett Wayne vs Carl Fergie
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

1/27/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Andre the Giant vs Ernie Ladd
Dusty Rhodes vs Grappler
Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox vs Leroy Brown & Paul Ellering
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Mexican Angel
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan
Carl Fergie vs Don Diamond
Brett Wayne vs Larry Booker
Plus a battle royal

1/28/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Building)
Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Don Diamond vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Steven Little Bear
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan
Plus a battle royal

1/29/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Andre the Giant in a battle royal
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan
Ashura Hara vs Mexican Angel

1/30/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Andre the Giant & Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
North American title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Jim Garvin vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Don Diamond
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan
Mike Miller vs Steven Little Bear
Plus a battle royal

1/31/81 Greenwood, MS (Civic Center)
Andre the Giant & Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
Mississippi title: Grappler vs Killer Karl Kox
King Cobra vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie vs Jim Garvin
Dick Murdoch vs Mike Miller
Cocoa Samoa vs Larry Booker

2/1/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Parish Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Andre the Giant & Dusty Rhodes vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Dick Murdoch vs Stan Hansen
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Killer Karl Kox vs Paul Ellering
Cocoa Samoa vs Larry Booker
Ashura Hara vs Carl Fergie
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

2/1/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox
Dusty Rhodes vs Grappler
Andre the Giant vs Stan Hansen
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Dick Murdoch vs Larry Booker
Don Diamond vs Mexican Angel
Carl Fergie vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller
Plus a battle royal

2/2/81 Chalmette, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Leroy Brown
Dick Murdoch vs Ernie Ladd
Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Ashura Hara vs Turk
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan

2/6/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa vs Grappler
Texas rules: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Ashura Hara vs Paul Ellering
Terry Lathan vs Turk
Brett Wayne vs Mexican Angel

2/7/81 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Cocoa Samoa & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Paul Ellering vs Terry Lathan
Ashura Hara vs Mexican Angel

2/8/81 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Dusty Rhodes vs Leroy Brown
Bill Watts vs Ernie Ladd
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Don Diamond vs Turk
Brett Wayne vs Larry Booker

2/8/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Ashura Hara vs Mexican Angel
Terry Lathan vs Tug Taylor

2/9/81 Chalmette, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Ashura Hara vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Larry Booker

2/10/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
North American title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Texas death match: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Carl Fergie vs Steven Little Bear
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Mexican Angel vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Larry Booker

2/11/81 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Cocoa Samoa & Terry Lathan vs Larry Booker & Paul Ellering
Brett Wayne vs Carl Fergie

2/13/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy
Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Chick Donovan vs Mexican Angel
Ashura Hara vs Mike Miller

2/14/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
North American title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Louisiana title: Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Texas rules: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Chick Donovan vs Leroy Brown
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

2/15/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie & Larry Booker vs Chick Donovan & Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

2/16/81 Chalmette, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Chick Donovan vs Super Destroyer
Paul Ellering vs Terry Lathan
Cocoa Samoa vs Rick Craven
Ashura Hara vs Mike Miller

2/17/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Louisiana title: Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Grappler & Super Destroyer vs Jim Garvin & Junkyard Dog
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie vs Chick Donovan
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Rick Craven

2/19/81 Marshall, TX (Civic Center)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie vs Chick Donovan
Mike Miller vs Rick Craven

2/20/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Chick Donovan vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Larry Booker
Ashura Hara vs Paul Ellering
Rick Craven vs Terry Lathan

2/22/81 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Don Diamond & Jim Garvin vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Brett Wayne vs Rick Craven
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan

2/22/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Jim Garvin & Junkyard Dog
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Ashura Hara vs Paul Ellering
Chick Donovan vs Mike Miller
Carl Fergie vs Terry Lathan

2/24/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Grappler
Chick Donovan vs Paul Ellering
Ashura Hara vs Larry Booker
Brett Wayne vs Carl Fergie

2/25/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Building)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie vs Chick Donovan
Ashura Hara vs Rick Craven

2/26/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy vs Junkyard Dog & Robert Fuller
Mongolian Stomper vs Mr Wrestling II
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Turk
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller
Mexican Angel vs Ricky Fields

2/26/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Louisiana title: Dusty Rhodes vs Ernie Ladd
Don Diamond vs Grappler
King Cobra vs Paul Ellering
Leroy Brown vs Ricky Fields
Carl Fergie & Larry Booker vs Chick Donovan & Terry Lathan
Tony Torres vs Tug Taylor

2/27/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title, no disqualification: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Buck Robley & Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Jake Roberts vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Terry Lathan

2/28/81 Greenwood, MS (Civic Center)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Mississippi title: Cocoa Samoa vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Paul Ellering vs Terry Lathan
Carl Fergie vs Chick Donovan
Ashura Hara vs Larry Booker

3/2/81 Chalmette, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Chick Donovan vs Paul Ellering
Ashura Hara vs Carl Fergie
Brett Wayne vs Terry Lathan

3/3/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin vs Paul Ellering & Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Ashura Hara vs Larry Booker
Chick Donovan vs Mike Miller
Carl Fergie vs Terry Lathan

3/5/81 Vicksburg, MS (City Auditorium)
North American title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Don Diamond & Jake Roberts vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Ashura Hara vs Paul Ellering
Brett Wayne vs Larry Booker

3/6/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Chick Donovan vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Kelly Kiniski vs Mike Miller

3/8/81 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

3/9/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Ashura Hara vs Jim Garvin
Kelly Kiniski vs Larry Booker
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Carl Fergie vs Terry Lathan

3/10/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Buck Robley & Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Kelly Kiniski vs Mike Miller
Ashura Hara vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Carl Fergie

3/11/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Building)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
No disqualification: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond vs Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Chick Donovan vs Mike Miller
Kelly Kiniski vs Larry Booker

3/12/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie vs Dick Murdoch
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

3/13/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch vs Freebird 1 & Freebird 2
Rick Craven vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Ashura Hara vs Tommy Tate
Kelly Kiniski vs unannounced opponent
NOTE: The newspaper ad doesn't specify which of the 3 Freebirds are wrestling against Watts & Murdoch, but Gordy & Roberts were wrestling more often than Hayes at this point in time

3/13/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Don Diamond vs Paul Ellering
Chick Donovan vs Ricky Fields
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan
Brett Wayne vs Mike Miller

3/14/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie vs Dick Murdoch
Ashura Hara vs Ricky Fields
Kelly Kiniski vs Tommy Tate

3/15/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Carl Fergie vs Dick Murdoch
Chick Donovan vs Larry Booker

3/16/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond vs Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs Larry Booker
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Carl Fergie vs Terry Lathan

3/17/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Texas tornado match: Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Larry Booker
Chick Donovan vs Mike Miller
Carl Fergie vs Jake Roberts
Ashura Hara vs Kelly Kiniski

3/18/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Industry Building)
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Paul Ellering
Ashura Hara vs Tony Charles

3/20/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Jake Roberts & Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Paul Ellering
Dick Murdoch vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Mike Miller vs Tony Charles

3/22/81 Thibodaux, LA (Civic Center)
Dusty Rhodes vs Grappler
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Tony Charles

3/23/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Dusty Rhodes & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Dick Murdoch vs Larry Booker
Jake Roberts vs Mike Miller
Terry Lathan vs Tony Charles

3/24/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Dusty Rhodes & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Louisiana title: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
North American title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Dick Murdoch vs Larry Booker
Jake Roberts vs Mike Miller
Terry Lathan vs Tony Charles

3/26/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Ken Lucas vs Ron Bass
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Larry Booker vs Tony Charles
Carl Fergie vs Kelly Kiniski

3/27/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana title: Ernie Ladd vs Jim Garvin
North American title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie & Larry Booker vs Cocoa Samoa & Tony Charles
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan
Chick Donovan vs Kelly Kiniski

3/28/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Bull Ramos vs Dick Murdoch
Carl Fergie vs Tony Charles
Kelly Kiniski vs Mike Miller
Plus 1 other bout

3/29/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Bull Ramos vs Jake Roberts
Dick Murdoch vs Larry Booker
Afa & Sika vs Chick Donovan & Terry Lathan

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