The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 15 (Q2 1963)

Welcome to Chapter 15 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 teams)
In addition, we list the advertised lineups for all known house shows in the territory during the time period, an index of newcomers and other wrestlers (special attractions, women, midgets, etc) that passed through the territory, and a match-by-match, town-by-town recap of at least one feud during the quarter.

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)
Chapter 7 (Q2 1961)
Chapter 8 (Q3 1961)
Chapter 9 (Q4 1961)
Chapter 10 (Q1 1962)
Chapter 11 (Q2 1962)
Chapter 12 (Q3 1962)
Chapter 13 (Q4 1962)
Chapter 14 (Q1 1963)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 15 (Q2 1963)


NEW TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER
(wrestlers either making their first-ever appearance as a regular in this territory, their first appearance since Sep 1959, or appearing in a significantly different role/gimmick than when they were here previously)

DALE LEWIS – Lewis, a former college roommate of Bill Watts, turned pro in 1961 after competing in the Olympics in 1956 and 1960. Watt’s first match as a pro was against Lewis in Portsmouth, Ohio. Dale played football in high school and didn’t take up wrestling until after he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. After just six months, he made the 1956 U.S. Olympic team in Greco-Roman wrestling as a heavyweight.

EDUARDO CASTILLO – Born in the Andalucia region of Spain, Castillo spent several years wrestling in Germany in the 1950s. He also wrestled for Capitol Wrestling before spending a few years in the south and southeast U.S. He came here in May after spending about six monhs wrestling in Mid-Atlantic. While the history of wrestling in Spain is not well documented, it is believed that Castillo spent a good portion of his wrestling career there.

FELIX LAMBAN – Like Castillo, Lamban is also believed to have wrestled in Spain for a significant period of time, where he was also billed as Lamban I. In the U.S. he was sometimes billed as Felix Godo and teamed with Marcus Godo (Emilio Lamban aka Lamban II). Lamban started 1963 in Mid-Atlantic and went to Gulf Coast in mid-February for a few months before coming here.

GORILLA MACIAS III – There were three wrestlers who used the ring name Gorilla Macias, all of whom were brothers. Even though they were brothers, they used Roman numerals to distinguish themselves from one another. Gorilla Macias III, the youngest of the three, was born Jacobo Macias. The three brothers spent much of their careers in Mexico, but it is believed all of them had short stints in southern or western U.S. territories. Macias had been in East Texas before coming here at the end of April.

JACK VANSKY – Holder of one of the great nicknames in wrestling history, Jack “The Neck” Vansky was reported to have 20-inch neck (as a point of reference, the average neck circumference for an adult male is 15 inches). Vansky was born in New Jersey but was often billed from Ohio during a career that began in the early 1940s. He had been here before, a brief stint in the spring of 1944.

NIKITA MULKOVICH – Mulkovich had been here previously using the ring name Sascha the Great. He was the opponent for Danny Hodge in Hodge’s first pro match on October 2, 1959 in Oklahoma City. He used the Mulkovich ring name in other territories dating back to 1957. It is unknown if they acknowledged that Sascha and Mulkovich were the same person here.

PAT BARRETT – “Irish” Pat Barrett turned pro in 1959, wrestling in Europe for a few years before coming to the U.S. in 1962. After spending a little over four months wrestling for the WWWF, Barrett came here in late June. He stayed for a couple of months, then left the territory and wouldn’t return until 1976. His return saw him take part in a tournament to fill the vacant NWA World Junior Heavyweight title after Danny Hodge retired. In a minor surprise, Barrett won the tournament and held the title for a little over two months.

PAUL JONES – This is not believed to be the Paul Jones of Mid-Atlantic/Florida fame, but instead Sid Jones, the son of Marvin Jones (though I must confess I’m not 100% certain of that). Sid wrestled for about a decade, as Sid Jones in East Texas and Mid-Atlantic and as Paul Jones elsewhere. The “other” Paul Jones came here in 1967 for about 5 months.

TERRY GARVIN – Montreal-born Terrance Joyal turned pro in the late 50s. He had numerous stints in the McGuirk territory over the years, and worked in the office for McGuirk for some of the period between 1979 and 1982 after McGuirk and Watts had split. When Garvin wrestled here in the early 70s, he was managed by his “younger brother” Jim Garvin. Terry’s earliest matches teaming with another “brother” Ronnie, were in 1965 in Canada.

TITO CARREON – Tito’s career, which lasted about a dozen years, started in a rather unusual way. According to an article from SLAM! Wrestling, he had opened up a gym in his hometown of Gardena, CA. One day, a wrestler (whose name may have been lost to history) came to the gym for a workout and something Tito said or did caught the man’s eye. As the story goes, this wrestler then called up a local promoter and said he should use Tito, and the promoter called him up and told him to give it a try.

TOM BRADLEY – The man known as “Branding Iron” Tom Bradley had been wrestling since 1945. He came here from Mid-Atlantic in April 1963 for the first time. While he continued to wrestle for numerous territories over the next several years, he returned here frequently. As his career wound down, he worked some as a referee here while wrestling on a part-time basis until finally retiring in the early 70s.

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RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Antone Leone, Danny Hodge (returning from an illness), Jack Curtis Jr., Louie Tillet and Oni Wiki Wiki

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS

Cowboy Bob Ellis, Dick the Bruiser and Lou Thesz

Ellis and Bruiser wrestled one another in New Orleans on June 26th on the first show promoted by Lambert Brown. Brown had been issued a promoters’ license earlier in the month and hired Joe Gunther as his matchmaker. Gunther had been the promoter in New Orleans for a previous attempt to run shows in the city using McGuirk talent. While Ellis and Bruiser were brought in from outside the area, the rest of the card featuring talent booked from the McGuirk office.

Thesz came in for four NWA World Heavyweight title defenses. He beat Great Bolo on May 29th in Springfield and May 30th in Wichita Falls. On May 31st in Oklahoma City, he retained the title against Danny Hodge. One would presume Lou won the match, but the newspaper only stated that he “retained the title”. Attendance for the show was listed as a capacity crowd of over 5,000. The next night in Joplin, Thesz beat Hodge in a match that couldn’t end on a disqualification (which was how their previous bout in Joplin ended).

PART-TIMERS

Jim Wehba, Karol Krauser, Ken Hill, Mighty Bolo, Tommy Peterson and Willie Conley

Back in March, the Wichita Falls newspaper reported that a local man by the name of Jim Wehba had challenged a couple of the heel wrestlers to a match and was told to “obtain a Texas wrestling license”. One week he was attacked by Great Bolo, who hit him with a chair. On April 4th, he came out as Joe McCarthy’s second for McCarthy’s bout with Bolo and caused Bolo to lose. On April 11th, Bolo faced McCarthy & Wehba, who the newspaper said was “known for his feats of physical strength throughout the area”, in a handicap match. Bolo would face each man individually, and needed to beat both of them to win, whereas if either one of them beat him Bolo would lose the match. Wehba's name shows up briefly in a couple of smaller territories prior to this, but this was his first match in the McGuirk territory. In late 1966, Wehba changed his ring name to Scandor Akbar, and the rest (as they say) is history.

Several different people, generally preliminary wrestlers or mid-carders, used the Mighty Bolo gimmick here over the years (sometimes the character was billed as Bolo Jr). Looking at the rest of the crew and part-timers, Oni Wiki Wiki or Tommy Peterson are possibilities, though it could have been someone who wasn’t wrestling here under a different name at the time. There is a small chance that Mike Ryckoff, a long-time friend of Wehba’s, worked under the mask here. Mighty Bolo shows up right around the time Wehba is getting started, and Ryckoff is believed to have worked as a masked Bolo at times.

Wille Conley, better known as Billy Garrett, teamed up briefly with Chuck Conley as The Scufflin’ Hillbillies here. Originally, the Hillbillies were billed as Conley & Rip Collins when they returned here at the end of the first quarter, but it appears that Rip didn’t make this trip and Willie replaced him.

WOMEN WRESTLERS

Jessica Rogers, Judy Glover, Margie Ramsey and Peggy Allen (their overall SPOT Rating was a .61 this quarter)


MALE MIDGET WRESTLERS

Chico Santana and Tiny Bell (their overall SPOT Rating was a .42 this quarter)

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Here are the FEUD Scores for the quarter.


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Ed Sharpe and the Great Bolo, looking at all of the known matches between them with results and 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.

In most of the towns, the feud built to a stipulation where Bolo (Al Lovelock) was “forced” to wrestle without his mask, usually due to Bolo slipping a foreign object under his mask and using it as a weapon. Bolo’s identity was not much of a secret, as he had been unmasked in the territory previously.

TULSA
3/25/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo by disqualification
4/15/63 Great Bolo beat Ed Sharpe by countout “when the Englishman [Sharpe] was knocked out of the ring after butting heads with the masked roughian”, with Bolo also knocked out but inside the ring
4/22/63 Great Bolo beat Ed Sharpe, though he was apparently unmasked during the bout
4/29/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo in a match where Bolo was not allowed to wear his mask

FORT SMITH
4/3/63 Ed Sharpe wrestled Great Bolo to a no-contest
4/10/63 Ed Sharpe wrestled Great Bolo to a double countout; Bolo had posted a $300 bond which he would forfeit if it was found he used a weapon hidden in his mask
4/17/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo in a Texas rules match where the ring was surrounded by chicken wire

WICHITA FALLS
4/25/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo by disqualification in a lumberjack match; the previous week, Sharpe wrestled under a mask as Mr X and teamed with Bolo & Jack Donovan until turning against them and causing the team to lose
5/2/63 Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo in a match where Bolo was not allowed to wear his mask

OKLAHOMA CITY
4/26/63 Great Bolo beat Ed Sharpe
5/3/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo in a match where Bolo was not allowed to wear his mask

JOPLIN
5/4/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo

LITTLE ROCK
5/7/63 Ed Sharpe and Great Bolo went to a draw
5/14/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo in a match where Bolo was not allowed to wear his mask

SPRINGFIELD
5/8/63 Great Bolo beat Ed Sharpe
5/15/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo in a match where Bolo was not allowed to wear his mask
5/22/63 Great Bolo beat Ed Sharpe in a 3-out-of-5 falls match where Bolo was not allowed to wear his mask

HOT SPRINGS
6/25/63 Ed Sharpe beat Great Bolo by disqualification

NEW ORLEANS
7/10/63 Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

4/1/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Baby Blimp & Mario Galento vs Bill Watts & Silento Rodriguez
Nikita Mulkovich vs Red McKim
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez

4/1/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan
Ed Sharpe & Mike Clancy vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell

4/2/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Battle royal: Baby Blimp vs Ed Sharpe vs Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy vs Red McKim
Plus 2 other bouts

4/2/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Plus 2 other bouts

4/2/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Bill Watts & Silento Rodriguez vs Mario Galento & Nikita Mulkovich
Bill Watts vs Mario Galento
Nikita Mulkovich vs Silento Rodriguez

4/3/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Bill Watts & Silento Rodriguez vs Mario Galento & Nikita Mulkovich
Mario Galento vs Silento Rodriguez
Bill Watts vs Nikita Mulkovich

4/3/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Chico Santana & Margie Ramsey vs Judy Glover & Tiny Bell
Chico Santana vs Tiny Bell
Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey

4/3/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
10 rounds boxing: Joe McCarthy vs Mike Clancy
Baby Blimp & Jack Donovan vs Chuck Conley & Willie Conley
Baby Blimp vs Willie Conley
Chuck Conley vs Jack Donovan

4/4/63 Muskogee, OK (City Hall)
Bill Watts & Ed Sharpe vs Mario Galento & Nikita Mulkovich
Bill Watts vs Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Nikita Mulkovich

4/4/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Texas rules, winner take all: Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs PY Chung & Yoshino Sato
Plus 2 other bouts

4/5/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Baby Blimp & Jack Donovan vs Chuck Conley & Willie Conley
Ed Sharpe vs PY Chung
Chuck Conley vs Jack Donovan

4/6/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs Great Bolo & Mario Galento
Joe McCarthy vs Yoshino Sato
Plus 2 other bouts

4/8/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento & Nikita Mulkovich
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento

4/8/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Two referees: Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Baby Blimp & Jack Donovan vs Chuck Conley & Willie Conley
Dale Lewis vs Ed Sharpe
Chuck Conley vs Jack Donovan

4/9/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
3 out of 5 falls: Baby Blimp vs Mike Clancy
Nikita Mulkovich vs Silento Rodriguez

4/9/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan
Dale Lewis vs Ed Sharpe
Plus 2 other bouts

4/9/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey

4/10/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Jessica Rogers & Mario Galento vs Joe McCarthy & Judy Glover
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento

4/10/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Red McKim vs Silento Rodriguez
Baby Blimp vs Dale Lewis

4/10/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs Karol Krauser & Nikita Mulkovich
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Conley vs Nikita Mulkovich
Karol Krauser vs Willie Conley

4/11/63 Alluwe, OK (Alluwe Auditorium)
Jessica Rogers & Mario Galento vs Joe McCarthy & Judy Glover
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento

4/11/63 Muskogee, OK (City Hall)
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs Mario Galento & Nikita Mulkovich
Nikita Mulkovich vs Willie Conley
Chuck Conley vs Mario Galento

4/11/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Handicap match, Bolo will wrestle Wehba and McCarthy separately and must defeat both men to win: Great Bolo vs Jim Wehba & Joe McCarthy
Dale Lewis vs Karol Krauser
Ed Sharpe vs Jack Donovan

4/12/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs Karol Krauser & Nikita Mulkovich
Ed Sharpe vs Jack Donovan
Chuck Conley vs Karol Krauser

4/13/63 Joplin, MO (Joe Becker Stadium)
Chuck Conley & Joe McCarthy & Willie Conley vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan & Mighty Bolo
Plus 3 other bouts

4/13/63 Stillwell, OK (Stillwell High School Gym)
Great Bolo & Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Glover
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy

4/15/63 Minden, LA (National Guard Armory)
Baby Blimp & Nikita Mulkovich vs Chuck Conley & Willie Conley
Nikita Mulkovich vs Willie Conley
Baby Blimp vs Chuck Conley

4/15/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Bill Watts & Dale Lewis vs Jack Donovan & Karol Krauser
Dale Lewis vs Jack Donovan

4/16/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Baby Blimp & Margie Ramsey vs Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey
Baby Blimp vs Mike Clancy

4/16/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Dale Lewis & Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Plus 2 other bouts

4/16/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs Mighty Bolo & Nikita Mulkovich
Plus 2 other bouts

4/17/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Chuck Conley & Willie Conley vs Mighty Bolo & Nikita Mulkovich
Plus 2 other bouts

4/17/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Ring enclosed with chicken wire: Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Dale Lewis vs Red McKim
Baby Blimp vs Bill Watts

4/17/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Joe McCarthy & Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey & Mario Galento
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento

4/18/63 Muskogee, OK (City Hall)
Baby Blimp & Nikita Mulkovich vs Bill Watts & Dale Lewis
Baby Blimp vs Bill Watts
Dale Lewis vs Nikita Mulkovich

4/18/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Chuck Conley & Joe McCarthy & Willie Conley vs Great Bolo & Jack Donovan & Mighty Bolo
Joe McCarthy vs Mighty Bolo
Chuck Conley vs Jack Donovan
Great Bolo vs Willie Conley

4/19/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ed Sharpe vs Mario Galento
Dale Lewis & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Nikita Mulkovich
Baby Blimp vs Red McKim
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich

4/20/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Great Bolo vs Mario Galento
Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich

4/22/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Nikita Mulkovich
Baby Blimp vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy

4/22/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Dale Lewis & Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey & Tom Bradley
Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley

4/23/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Ed Sharpe & Joe McCarthy vs Great Bolo & Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento

4/23/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Nikita Mulkovich
Bill Watts vs Jack Donovan
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich

4/24/63 Alexandria, LA
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Nikita Mulkovich
Bill Watts vs Nikita Mulkovich
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy

4/24/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Dale Lewis & Ed Sharpe & Joe McCarthy vs Great Bolo & Mario Galento & Tom Bradley
Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo
Joe McCarthy vs Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe vs Mario Galento

4/25/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Lumberjack match: Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Mike Clancy vs Tom Bradley
Dale Lewis vs Jack Donovan

4/26/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
10 rounds boxing: Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Dale Lewis vs Jack Donovan
Mike Clancy vs Tom Bradley

4/27/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bill Watts & Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan & Nikita Mulkovich
Baby Blimp vs Dale Lewis
Plus 2 other bouts

4/29/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bill Watts & Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Mighty Bolo & Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich
Bill Watts vs Tom Bradley
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy

4/29/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Dale Lewis & Joe McCarthy vs Gorilla Macias III & Mario Galento
Baby Blimp vs Tito Carreon
Dale Lewis vs Gorilla Macias III

4/30/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Bill Watts & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Mighty Bolo
Mighty Bolo vs Red McKim
Bill Watts vs Great Bolo

4/30/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
3 out of 5 falls: Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Baby Blimp & Jack Donovan vs Dale Lewis & Ed Sharpe
Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey
Plus 1 other bout

4/30/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Danny Hodge vs Tom Bradley
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/1/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Danny Hodge vs Tom Bradley
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/1/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo
Judy Glover vs Margie Ramsey
Bill Watts vs Gorilla Macias III

5/1/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Baby Blimp vs Ed Sharpe
Red McKim vs Tito Carreon

5/2/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Dale Lewis & Joe McCarthy vs Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

5/3/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Dale Lewis & Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento & Tom Bradley
Nikita Mulkovich vs Tito Carreon
Gorilla Macias III vs Mike Clancy

5/4/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Joe McCarthy vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/6/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Dale Lewis & Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo & Nikita Mulkovich
Felix Lamban vs Tito Carreon
Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo

5/6/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Ed Sharpe vs Mario Galento
Eduardo Castillo & Mike Clancy vs Gorilla Macias III & Tom Bradley
Joe McCarthy vs Red McKim
Mike Clancy vs Tom Bradley

5/7/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Gorilla Macias III vs Mike Clancy

5/7/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
5 out of 9 falls, loser of each fall forfeits $100: Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Eduardo Castillo vs Tom Bradley

5/7/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich
Dale Lewis vs Felix Lamban

5/8/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Dale Lewis & Danny Hodge vs Felix Lamban & Nikita Mulkovich
Danny Hodge vs Felix Lamban
Dale Lewis vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/8/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Gorilla Macias III & Peggy Allen vs Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Red McKim vs Tito Carreon
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Gorilla Macias III vs Mike Clancy

5/8/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
5 out of 9 falls, loser of each fall forfeits $100: Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Eduardo Castillo vs Tom Bradley

5/9/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Ed Sharpe & Joe McCarthy vs Great Bolo & Mario Galento
Plus 2 other bouts
NOTE: The newspaper listed the 2 prelim bouts as McCarthy vs Sharpe and Bolo vs Galento but this almost certainly wouldn't have been correct given the heel/face status of the four men and the teams for the main event

5/9/63 Waurika, OK (Waurika Eagle Football Stadium)
Dale Lewis & Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Gorilla Macias III & Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Danny Hodge vs Tom Bradley
Dale Lewis vs Gorilla Macias III
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/10/63 Henryetta, OK (National Guard Armory)
Great Bolo & Jack Donovan vs Joe McCarthy & Tito Carreon
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Jack Donovan vs Tito Carreon

5/10/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
Dale Lewis & Ed Sharpe vs Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Eduardo Castillo vs Felix Lamban
Ed Sharpe vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/11/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo
Felix Lamban vs Tito Carreon

5/13/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Dale Lewis & Margie Ramsey vs Judy Glover & Tom Bradley
Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley

5/13/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
5 out of 9 falls, loser of each fall forfeits $100: Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Gorilla Macias III vs Mike Clancy
Nikita Mulkovich vs Tito Carreon
Eduardo Castillo vs Felix Lamban

5/14/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Mighty Bolo vs Mike Clancy
Joe McCarthy vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/14/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Eduardo Castillo vs Gorilla Macias III

5/14/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Dale Lewis & Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen & Tom Bradley
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley

5/15/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley

5/15/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Gorilla Macias III vs Mike Clancy
Jack Donovan vs Tito Carreon
Joe McCarthy vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/15/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Winner take all: Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Eduardo Castillo vs Felix Lamban

5/16/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Dale Lewis & Ed Sharpe vs Mario Galento & Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe vs Mario Galento
Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley

5/16/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Great Bolo vs Joe McCarthy
Eduardo Castillo vs Felix Lamban

5/17/63 Henryetta, OK (National Guard Armory)
Great Bolo & Peggy Allen vs Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Plus 2 other bouts

5/17/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Loser leave town: Joe McCarthy vs Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Nikita Mulkovich
Eduardo Castillo vs Gorilla Macias III
Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley

5/18/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Dale Lewis & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe vs Nikita Mulkovich
Plus 2 other bouts

5/20/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley
Felix Lamban & Gorilla Macias III vs Red McKim & Tito Carreon
Gorilla Macias III vs Red McKim

5/20/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Danny Hodge & Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo & Mario Galento
Eduardo Castillo vs Jack Donovan
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich
Ed Sharpe vs Mario Galento

5/21/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Dale Lewis & Mike Clancy vs Gorilla Macias III & Nikita Mulkovich
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich
Dale Lewis vs Gorilla Macias III

5/21/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo & Mario Galento
Eduardo Castillo vs Jack Donovan
Plus 2 other bouts

5/21/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Felix Lamban & Tom Bradley vs Red McKim & Tito Carreon
Red McKim vs Tom Bradley
Felix Lamban vs Tito Carreon

5/22/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Red McKim & Tito Carreon vs Tom Bradley & Tommy Peterson
Plus 2 other bouts

5/22/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Dale Lewis & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Mario Galento
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Dale Lewis vs Jack Donovan
Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy

5/22/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
3 out of 5 falls: Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo
Danny Hodge & Eduardo Castillo vs Gorilla Macias III & Nikita Mulkovich
Eduardo Castillo vs Gorilla Macias III

5/23/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Dale Lewis & Danny Hodge vs Felix Lamban & Tom Bradley
Danny Hodge vs Felix Lamban
Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley

5/23/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Ed Sharpe & Mike Clancy vs Great Bolo & Nikita Mulkovich
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Eduardo Castillo vs Mario Galento

5/24/63 Henryetta, OK (National Guard Armory)
Battle royal: Dale Lewis vs Felix Lamban vs Great Bolo vs Tito Carreon vs Tom Bradley

5/24/63 Perry, OK (Perry Baseball Stadium)
Danny Hodge & Judy Glover vs Mario Galento & Peggy Allen
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
NOTE: Card was postponed due to inclement weather and rescheduled for 5/30

5/25/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Dale Lewis & Tito Carreon vs Gorilla Macias III & Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

5/27/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Dale Lewis & Ed Sharpe & Tito Carreon vs Felix Lamban & Tom Bradley & Tommy Peterson
Ed Sharpe vs Tom Bradley
Dale Lewis vs Felix Lamban
Tito Carreon vs Tommy Peterson

5/27/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
Two referees including Margie Ramsey: Judy Glover & Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich & Peggy Allen
Eduardo Castillo vs Great Bolo
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich

5/28/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich
Dale Lewis vs Felix Lamban

5/28/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
Eduardo Castillo & Judy Glover vs Great Bolo & Peggy Allen
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Eduardo Castillo vs Great Bolo

5/28/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Tito Carreon vs Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe vs Gorilla Macias III

5/29/63 Alexandria, LA (Thompson's Arena)
Tito Carreon vs Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe vs Gorilla Macias III

5/29/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Great Bolo vs Lou Thesz
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich
Dale Lewis vs Felix Lamban

5/30/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
3 out of 5 falls: Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley
Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy

5/30/63 Perry, OK (Perry Baseball Stadium)
Danny Hodge & Judy Glover vs Mario Galento & Peggy Allen
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento

5/30/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Great Bolo vs Lou Thesz
Ed Sharpe vs Nikita Mulkovich
Eduardo Castillo vs Gorilla Macias III

5/31/63 Henryetta, OK (National Guard Armory)
Nikita Mulkovich vs Red McKim
Eduardo Castillo vs Felix Lamban

5/31/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Dale Lewis & Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo & Tom Bradley
Gorilla Macias III vs Tito Carreon
Plus 1 other bout

6/1/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Heavyweight title, match cannot end in a disqualification: Danny Hodge vs Lou Thesz
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Ed Sharpe vs Tom Bradley

6/3/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ed Sharpe vs Tom Bradley
Felix Lamban & Mario Galento vs Jack Curtis Jr & Oni Wiki Wiki
Jack Curtis Jr vs Mario Galento

6/3/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Dale Lewis & Eduardo Castillo vs Great Bolo & Nikita Mulkovich
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo

6/4/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Texas rules: Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich
Ken Hill vs Red McKim

6/4/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mario Galento
Antone Leone & Great Bolo vs Dale Lewis & Eduardo Castillo
Antone Leone vs Eduardo Castillo
Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo

6/4/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Battle royal: Felix Lamban vs Gorilla Macias III vs Jack Curtis Jr vs Oni Wiki Wiki vs Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

6/5/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Bolo must wrestle without his mask: Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo
Ed Sharpe & Mike Clancy vs Felix Lamban & Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe vs Tom Bradley
Felix Lamban vs Mike Clancy

6/6/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
3 out of 5 falls, loser of each fall forfeits $100: Dale Lewis vs Tom Bradley
Mario Galento vs Red McKim

6/6/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Ed Sharpe & Eduardo Castillo vs Nikita Mulkovich & Terry Garvin
Eduardo Castillo vs Nikita Mulkovich
Ed Sharpe vs Terry Garvin

6/7/63 Elkins, AR (High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Mighty Bolo
Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo
Mighty Bolo vs Red McKim

6/7/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo
Two referees including one female ref: Judy Glover & Mike Clancy vs Mario Galento & Peggy Allen
Eduardo Castillo vs Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe vs Terry Garvin

6/8/63 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Eduardo Castillo & Mario Galento & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Great Bolo vs Mario Galento
Eduardo Castillo vs Tom Bradley
Nikita Mulkovich vs Red McKim

6/8/63 Tishomingo, OK (High School Gym)
Danny Hodge & Judy Glover vs Great Bolo & Peggy Allen
Judy Glover vs Peggy Allen
Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy

6/10/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe & Jack Curtis Jr vs Jack Vansky & Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Mario Galento

6/10/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Battle royal: Antone Leone vs Dale Lewis vs Eduardo Castillo vs Felix Lamban vs Great Bolo vs Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich vs Red McKim vs Terry Garvin
Plus 4 other bouts

6/11/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Battle royal: Jack Vansky vs Nikita Mulkovich vs Oni Wiki Wiki vs Red McKim vs Terry Garvin
Plus 2 other bouts

6/11/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Eduardo Castillo vs Great Bolo
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen
Antone Leone vs Mike Clancy
Dale Lewis vs Felix Lamban

6/11/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Ed Sharpe & Jack Curtis Jr vs Mario Galento & Tom Bradley
Jack Curtis Jr vs Mario Galento
Ed Sharpe vs Tom Bradley

6/12/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas death match: Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo
Ed Sharpe vs Tom Bradley
Eduardo Castillo vs Mario Galento

6/12/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich
Battle royal: Antone Leone vs Jack Curtis Jr vs Jack Vansky vs Red McKim vs Terry Garvin
Plus 2 other bouts

6/13/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Battle royal: Eduardo Castillo vs Jack Vansky vs Nikita Mulkovich vs Red McKim vs Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

6/13/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Winner take all: Ed Sharpe vs Terry Garvin
Dale Lewis vs Great Bolo
Antone Leone vs Jack Curtis Jr

6/14/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Battle royal: Antone Leone vs Ed Sharpe vs Eduardo Castillo vs Great Bolo vs Jack Curtis Jr vs Jack Vansky vs Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin vs Tom Bradley
Plus 4 other bouts

6/17/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Tom Bradley
Jack Curtis Jr vs Mario Galento
Nikita Mulkovich vs Paul Jones

6/17/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Eduardo Castillo
Dale Lewis vs Jack Vansky
Ed Sharpe vs Louie Tillet

6/18/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Jack Vansky & Louie Tillet vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Paul Jones
Louie Tillet vs Paul Jones
Jack Vansky vs Oni Wiki Wiki

6/18/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battle royal: Antone Leone vs Dale Lewis vs Ed Sharpe vs Eduardo Castillo vs Great Bolo vs Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin
Plus 3 other bouts

6/18/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Texas rules: Mario Galento vs Tom Bradley
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nikita Mulkovich

6/19/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Battle royal: Dale Lewis vs Eduardo Castillo vs Great Bolo vs Louie Tillet vs Mario Galento vs Tom Bradley
Plus 3 other bouts

6/19/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nikita Mulkovich
Jack Vansky vs Paul Jones

6/20/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Antone Leone & Tom Bradley vs Ed Sharpe & Red McKim
Ed Sharpe vs Tom Bradley
Antone Leone vs Red McKim

6/20/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Dale Lewis vs Terry Garvin
Jack Vansky vs Mike Clancy
Felix Lamban vs Jack Curtis Jr

6/21/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Loser leave town: Mario Galento vs Mike Clancy
Ed Sharpe & Jack Curtis Jr vs Louie Tillet & Terry Garvin
Eduardo Castillo vs Jack Vansky
Antone Leone vs Paul Jones

6/24/63 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ring surrounded by wire fence: Great Bolo vs Tom Bradley
Jack Vansky vs Mike Clancy
Eduardo Castillo vs Paul Jones

6/24/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Dale Lewis vs Terry Garvin
Ed Sharpe vs Louie Tillet
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nikita Mulkovich
Antone Leone vs Pat Barrett

6/25/63 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Louie Tillet vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo

6/25/63 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Dale Lewis vs Terry Garvin
Jack Curtis Jr vs Nikita Mulkovich
Antone Leone vs Paul Jones

6/25/63 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Tom Bradley
Eduardo Castillo vs Jack Vansky

6/26/63 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Dale Lewis & Pat Barrett vs Great Bolo & Louie Tillet
Dale Lewis vs Louie Tillet
Great Bolo vs Pat Barrett

6/26/63 New Orleans, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
US Heavyweight title: Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Dick the Bruiser
Mike Clancy vs Tom Bradley
Eduardo Castillo vs Jack Vansky
NOTE: The newspaper reported that Bruiser would be defending his “newly won” NWA US Heavyweight title; there are no records of Bruiser holding one of the NWA-recognized versions of the “US title” at this point in time, though he had held the Detroit version of the belt in the summer of 1962

6/26/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Jack Curtis Jr vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone & Nikita Mulkovich vs Ed Sharpe & Paul Jones
Ed Sharpe vs Nikita Mulkovich
Antone Leone vs Paul Jones

6/27/63 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Antone Leone & Tom Bradley vs Mike Clancy & Pat Barrett
Antone Leone vs Pat Barrett
Mike Clancy vs Tom Bradley

6/27/63 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Battle royal: Dale Lewis vs Ed Sharpe vs Great Bolo vs Jack Curtis Jr vs Jack Vansky vs Louie Tillet vs Terry Garvin
Plus 3 other bouts

6/28/63 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Clancy’s hair vs Mulkovich’s beard: Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich
Ed Sharpe & Jack Curtis Jr vs Louie Tillet & Terry Garvin
Pat Barrett vs Tom Bradley
Ed Sharpe vs Louie Tillet

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