Mid-South Wrestling: Q2 1981

In the 2nd quarter of 1981, a big Superdome card with a tag team title tournament, Ladd “suspended”, Orndorff “oversleeps” & 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)

BUDDY LANDELL – The spelling of Buddy’s last name differed over the years and in different places. In this particular run, I believe it was spelled with two L’s more often than not. Other places and times might see his name listed with one L. For more info on Buddy’s early years in wrestling, please check out Buddy Landel – The Early Years at https://payhip.com/b/lC1J

GREAT KABUKI – Both Kabuki and Kerry Von Erich worked TV tapings and some house shows here while also working in East Texas (which was still named Big Time Wrestling; the name change to World Class was about a year away). Kabuki had been wrestling since the mid-1960s, originally using his real name (Akihisa Mera) but then changing it to Akihisa Takachiho. He also used the name Yoshino Sato in Florida before adopting the Kabuki gimmick at the beginning of 1981.

KERRY VON ERICH – As with Kabuki above, Kerry was going back-and-forth between here and East Texas. As a general rule of thumb, they would work the TV tapings in Shreveport (which, based on the calendar, was either taped every other Thursday or perhaps early on Saturdays; they would later shift it to Wednesdays) and the corresponding weekly house show in Shreveport on Friday. They’d occasionally stay and work some of the shows on the weekends as well. Kerry had worked some shows for Leroy McGuirk’s Tri-State Wrestling in 1980, but this appears to be his first stint for Watts.

VINNIE ROMEO – Better known as Vinnie Valentino, he wrestled in numerous territories in the 80s. He spent most of his career as a preliminary wrestler, and his only known title reign seems to be a run with the Central States Wrestling TV title in 86-87. Vinnie (born Vincent Bilotto or Billotto) attended Florida State University on a track and field scholarship, where he excelled in the shot put. Vinnie was trained for wrestling by Buddy Fuller and spent the early part of his career in Tennessee and Florida before coming here in late May.

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RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Kim Duk (last here in ’74), King Cobra, Luke Graham, Paul Orndorff, and Tommy Rich

Orndorff returned to the territory as a babyface after spending the first few months of the year in Southeastern (he also made a few appearances for Tri-State, where his brother Terry was wrestling full-time). Paul was scheduled to face The Grappler on TV in June for a North American title shot, but Orndorff “didn’t show up”. Jake Roberts, who had been wrestling regularly in the mid-cards, says that he went to Orndorff’s hotel room to pick him up, but Paul wasn’t in the lobby and didn’t answer when Jake went to his room and knocked on the door. Grappler is told he must defend the title and is allowed to pick his opponent, with the choices being JYD, Murdoch, Kerry Von Erich, or Jake. Grappler picks Jake, obviously picking who he thinks would be the “easiest” opponent, but Jake stunningly upsets Grappler to win the title. And right on cue, Orndorff walks in the studio pissed off and gets into an argument with Jake. This turned Orndorff heel, with him claiming Jake “let him oversleep on purpose”, retroactively blaming JYD for Paul’s brother getting injured (which would have been in the fall of 1980) and accusing other babyface wrestlers (Murdoch and Diamond) of “interfering in his business”.

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OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS

Andre the Giant, the Freebirds (Gordy, Hayes & Roberts), Killer Karl Kox, Mr. Wrestling II, and Ted DiBiase

DiBiase was originally advertised to work the tag team tournament at the Superdome teaming with Buck Robley. When the Freebirds “injured” DiBiase in Georgia, it was acknowledged in Mid-South and Killer Karl Kox was advertised to replace DiBiase. As it turns out, Kox did not appear and Robley teamed with Cocoa Samoa. DiBiase did work here on May 1st in Shreveport, first losing a North American title bout to the Grappler and then defeating Michael Hayes in a lights out match.

Additionally, The Angel (likely Frank Morrell), Paul Ellering, and Steve O had bookings here during the quarter.

PART-TIMERS

Denny Alberts, Gene Lewis, The Invader (likely not anybody of note; this was part of the angle leading to Ernie Ladd’s “suspension”), and Jerry Caldwell

WOMEN WRESTLERS

Carol Sommers and Leilani Kai (their overall SPOT Rating was a .47 this quarter)

MALE MIDGET WRESTLERS

Cowboy Lang and Little Tokyo (their overall SPOT Rating was a .55 this quarter)

MANAGERS

Frank Dusek was managing The Grappler & The Super Destroyer. He had a series of matches with Jim Garvin here during the quarter that grew out of Garvin’s feud with both Grappler and Super D.

Ernie Ladd began to manage The Samoans at the very end of the quarter. See the “Anatomy of a Feud” section below for more details.

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Here are the FEUD Scores for the quarter.


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog and The Samoans (Afa & Sika), 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.

This feud evolved from an angle involving Ernie Ladd being “suspended”. On April 18th at the Superdome in New Orleans, a tag team tournament was held to fill the vacant Mid-South Tag Team titles. The titles had been held up in the aftermath of a title change on March 30th, where Murdoch & JYD beat Ladd & Leroy Brown in a match with Bill Watts as special referee. “Mid-South officials” ruled that Watts had not been impartial and the belts were held up, conveniently just a couple of weeks before the planned show at the Superdome in need of a special attraction. The tag tourney came down to Murdoch & JYD vs Grappler & Super Destroyer. During the match, a masked man (who was pretty clearly Ladd) interfered and helped Grappler & Super D win the match and the titles.

On the May 16th TV show (this likely refers to its’ airdate in Shreveport and/or New Orleans, the rest of the territory would see it in the following weeks), Ladd claimed the masked man was Sonny King (who was working for Jarrett at the time). The following week, during a match between Ladd and Paul Orndorff, Leroy Brown and a man wearing the same mask as the person who interfered at the Superdome (but who was very clearly a different person) attacked Orndorff, allowing Ladd to do the old “see, I told you it wasn’t me” bit. Two weeks later they stated they had proof it was Ladd at the ‘Dome and that he was suspended.

While all this was going on, Murdoch & JYD had defeated Grappler & Super D to win the Tag Team titles. On the June 27th TV, Ladd returns and says he now has a manager’s license. He said the suspension only applied to wrestling, and he was free to manage. He then announced he would be managing The Samoans, and Ladd challenged Murdoch & JYD to defend the titles against his new team later in the episode. Ladd’s interference led to the Samoans winning the titles and a new feud was off and running. It appears that Murdoch & JYD regained the titles at some point and then the Samoans won them back in late July.

Credit for the above information goes to Brian Ockman of the Mid South Wrestling Universe Appreciation group on Facebook. In addition, many of the results for the matches listed below come from wrestlingdata.com and/or The Clawmaster’s Archives.

CHURCH POINT
5/10 Result unknown

BATON ROUGE
5/19 Result unknown
5/26 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Murdoch & JYD won by reverse decision
6/13 Murdoch & JYD won
7/7 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Double disqualification
7/12 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Murdoch & JYD won
7/28 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Afa & Sika won by disqualification

SHREVPORT
5/22 Double disqualification (or no-contest)
6/19 Murdoch & JYD won
7/3 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Afa & Sika won

JACKSON
6/3 Result unknown
6/17 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Murdoch & JYD won
7/11 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Murdoch & JYD won
8/12 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Result unknown

LAKE CHARLES
6/7 Murdoch & JYD won
6/28 Afa & Sika won
7/24 Mid-South Tag Team title match: JYD & Jim Garvin (sub for Murdoch) won by disqualification

NEW ORLEANS
6/8 Murdoch & JYD won
7/4 (Superdome) Mid-South Tag Team title match: Murdoch & JYD won

BILOXI
6/11 Result unknown
8/13 Mid-South Tag Team title match: Result unknown

ALEXANDRIA
6/14 Murdoch & JYD won
6/26 Mid-South Tag Team titles: Result unknown

MONROE
6/14 Murdoch & JYD won
7/26 Afa & Sika won (this may have been a title change)

LAFAYETTE
6/16 Murdoch & JYD won

GREENWOOD
6/27 Result unknown

LORANGER
7/14 Murdoch & JYD won

HOUMA
7/19 Result unknown

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

3/30/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Mid-South Tag Team titles, special referee Bill Watts: Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Don Diamond
Chick Donovan vs Tony Charles
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

3/31/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
North American title, no disqualification, if Grappler leaves the ring he loses title by default: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Terry Lathan & Tony Charles
Cocoa Samoa vs Mike Miller
Carl Fergie vs Chick Donovan

4/1/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Mississippi title: Grappler vs Mr Wrestling II
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie vs Don Diamond
Afa & Sika vs Terry Lathan & Tony Charles
Chick Donovan vs Kelly Kiniski

4/3/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana title, no disqualification: Ernie Ladd vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs Leroy Brown
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Terry Lathan
Chick Donovan vs Kelly Kiniski

4/5/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Louisiana title: Ernie Ladd vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond & Jake Roberts vs Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
Dick Murdoch vs Grappler
Bull Ramos vs Tony Charles
Carl Fergie vs Chick Donovan
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

4/6/81 Chalmette, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Carl Fergie vs Tony Charles
Chick Donovan vs Cocoa Samoa

4/8/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Mid-South Tag Team title: Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie vs Dick Murdoch
Afa & Sika vs Terry Lathan & Tony Charles
Chick Donovan vs Mike Miller

4/9/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Mississippi title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond vs Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Chick Donovan vs Tony Charles

4/10/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana title: Ernie Ladd vs Jim Garvin
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Terry Lathan
Jerry Caldwell vs Mike Miller
Carl Fergie vs Kelly Kiniski

4/10/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Dick Murdoch vs Leroy Brown
King Cobra vs Larry Booker
Chick Donovan vs Luke Graham

4/11/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Don Diamond
Kelly Kiniski vs Terry Lathan
Bull Ramos vs King Cobra

4/12/81 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Louisiana title: Ernie Ladd vs Jim Garvin
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Afa & Sika vs King Cobra & Tony Charles
Chick Donovan vs Larry Booker

4/14/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
North American title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Dick Murdoch vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Tony Charles
Kelly Kiniski vs Terry Lathan

4/15/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds)
North American title: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Dick Murdoch vs Leroy Brown
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Jake Roberts
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Larry Booker vs Terry Lathan

4/16/81 Longview, TX (Jaycee Rodeo Arena)
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa

4/17/81 Greenwood, MS (Civic Center)
Don Diamond & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Larry Booker vs Tony Charles
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan

4/18/81 New Orleans, LA (Superdome)
Mid-South Tag Team title tournament: Afa & Sika vs Andre the Giant & Dusty Rhodes vs Buck Robley & Killer Karl Kox vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Don Diamond & Tony Charles vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Grappler & Super Destroyer vs Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin vs Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
Cocoa Samoa vs Paul Ellering
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Bull Ramos vs King Cobra
Carl Fergie vs Kelly Kiniski
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan
NOTE: In the tournament, first-round matches saw Grappler & Super D beat Roberts & Garvin, Andre & Dusty beat The Samoans, Ladd & Leroy beat Diamond & Charles, and Hayes & Gordy beat Robley & Cocoa Samoa (sub for Kox), with Murdoch & JYD getting a bye. The second round saw Grappler & Super D beat Andre & Dusty (possibly by dq) and Murdoch & JYD beat Hayes & Gordy, with Ladd & Leroy getting a bye. The next round had Grappler & Super D getting a bye into the finals and Murdoch & JYD beat Ladd & Leroy. The finals saw Grappler & Super D beat Murdoch & JYD

4/19/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Andre the Giant & Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
Louisiana title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Jake Roberts vs Larry Booker
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Chick Donovan vs Kelly Kiniski

4/20/81 Thibodaux, LA Civic Center)
Lights out match: Bill Watts vs Ernie Ladd
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa

4/21/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Lights out match: Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Louisiana title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Dick Murdoch vs Leroy Brown
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Don Diamond
Larry Booker vs Tony Charles

4/22/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Louisiana title: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Don Diamond
Chick Donovan vs Larry Booker

4/23/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Mississippi title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Afa & Sika vs Jake Roberts & Tony Charles
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie vs Kelly Kiniski

4/24/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
North American title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Ernie Ladd barred from arena: Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
Junkyard Dog vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Kelly Kiniski vs Luke Graham

4/25/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Bill Watts & Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
North American title, no disqualification: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Cocoa Samoa vs Larry Booker

4/25/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown vs Jim Garvin & Paul Orndorff
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Dick Murdoch vs Super Destroyer
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Carl Fergie vs Tony Charles
Kelly Kiniski vs Luke Graham
Chick Donovan vs Denny Alberts

4/26/81 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Dick Murdoch & Paul Orndorff vs Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Cocoa Samoa vs Luke Graham
Carl Fergie vs Denny Alberts
Chick Donovan vs Kelly Kiniski

4/26/81 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch & Paul Orndorff vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Cowboy Lang vs Little Tokyo
Larry Booker vs Tony Charles

4/27/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Ernie Ladd vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond vs Leroy Brown
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Jake Roberts
Larry Booker vs Tony Charles

4/28/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Dog collar match: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Louisiana title: Ernie Ladd vs Jim Garvin
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Tony Charles
Dick Murdoch vs Super Destroyer
Cocoa Samoa vs Leroy Brown
Carl Fergie vs Kelly Kiniski

4/29/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
North American title, no disqualification: Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Dick Murdoch vs Ernie Ladd
Mississippi title: Don Diamond vs Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Jake Roberts & Tony Charles
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Kelly Kiniski vs Larry Booker

5/1/81 Shreveport, LA (Hirsch Memorial Coliseum)
Lights out match: Michael Hayes vs Ted DiBiase
Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
US Heavyweight title (may have been a typo referring to the “American” title from East Texas): Ernie Ladd vs Kerry Von Erich
North American title: Grappler vs Ted DiBiase
Louisiana title: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Great Kabuki vs Tony Charles
Cocoa Samoa vs Leroy Brown

5/4/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Dusty Rhodes vs Grappler
Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Chick Donovan vs Tony Charles
Carl Fergie vs Cocoa Samoa
Kelly Kiniski vs Larry Booker

5/5/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Cage match: Dusty Rhodes & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
North American title: Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Chick Donovan vs Kelly Kiniski
Larry Booker vs Tony Charles

5/6/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Lights out match: Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
Dog collar match: Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Mississippi title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Afa & Sika vs Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin
Cocoa Samoa vs Super Destroyer
Plus 2 other bouts

5/8/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ernie Ladd vs Paul Orndorff
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Don Diamond
Great Kabuki vs Kerry Von Erich
Jim Garvin vs Leroy Brown
Invader vs King Cobra
Carl Fergie vs Jake Roberts

5/9/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Bill Watts barred from arena: Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Paul Orndorff
Afa & Sika vs Jake Roberts & Tony Charles
Carl Fergie vs King Cobra

5/10/81 Church Point, LA (Junior High Gym)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Ernie Ladd
Chick Donovan vs Cocoa Samoa

5/10/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Grappler vs Paul Orndorff
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Luke Graham
Carl Fergie vs Tony Charles
Kelly Kiniski vs Larry Booker

5/11/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Dusty Rhodes vs Grappler
Afa & Sika vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
Carl Fergie vs Jim Garvin
Luke Graham vs Tony Charles
Chick Donovan vs Cocoa Samoa

5/12/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Ernie Ladd vs Paul Orndorff
Afa & Sika vs Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin
Carol Sommers vs Leilani Kai
Don Diamond vs Leroy Brown
Cocoa Samoa vs Luke Graham

5/13/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Loser of the fall must leave town: Dick Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes & Junkyard Dog vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown & Super Destroyer
North American title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Bounty match: Angel vs Paul Orndorff
Afa & Sika vs Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin
Luke Graham vs Tony Charles
Chick Donovan vs Cocoa Samoa
NOTE: Leroy Brown almost certainly lost the fall in the main event

5/15/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Dog collar match: Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Afa & Sika vs Jim Garvin & Paul Orndorff
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Carol Sommers vs Leilani Kai
Cocoa Samoa vs Luke Graham
Don Diamond vs Leroy Brown

5/16/81 Greenwood, MS (Civic Center)
Dick Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes vs Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown
Mississippi title: Don Diamond vs Super Destroyer
King Cobra vs Luke Graham
Carol Sommers vs Leilani Kai
Carl Fergie vs Tony Charles

5/17/81 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Lights out match: Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Carol Sommers vs Leilani Kai
Chick Donovan vs Tony Charles

5/18/81 Chalmette, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
Dick Murdoch vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jim Garvin
Carl Fergie & Leilani Kai vs Carol Sommers & Tony Charles
Jake Roberts vs Kelly Kiniski

5/19/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Grappler vs Paul Orndorff
Ernie Ladd vs Jim Garvin
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Luke Graham
Carl Fergie vs Tony Charles

5/20/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Cage match: Ernie Ladd vs Paul Orndorff
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Carol Sommers vs Leilani Kai
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jim Garvin
Gene Lewis vs Jake Roberts
Luke Graham vs Tony Charles

5/21/81 Marshall, TX (Civic Center)
Grappler vs Junkyard Dog
Kerry Von Erich vs Luke Graham
Carl Fergie & Leilani Kai vs Carol Sommers & Jim Garvin
Great Kabuki vs Terry Lathan
Chick Donovan vs Jake Roberts

5/22/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Paul Orndorff
Ernie Ladd vs Kerry Von Erich
Jake Roberts vs Leroy Brown
Luke Graham vs Terry Lathan

5/23/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Parish Coliseum)
Dog collar match: Ernie Ladd vs Junkyard Dog
Dick Murdoch vs Grappler
Loser leave town: Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
Afa & Sika vs Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin
Don Diamond vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie vs Kerry Von Erich
Carol Sommers vs Leilani Kai
Chick Donovan vs Tony Charles
NOTE: Leroy Brown presumably lost the loser leave town match

5/24/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Lights out match: Leroy Brown vs Paul Orndorff
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Ernie Ladd vs Jake Roberts
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jim Garvin
Carol Sommers vs Leilani Kai
Kelly Kiniski vs Luke Graham

5/25/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Loser leave town: Junkyard Dog vs Leroy Brown
North American title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Carol Sommers vs Leilani Kai
Afa & Sika vs Cocoa Samoa & Tony Charles
Mike Miller vs Terry Lathan
NOTE: Leroy Brown presumably lost the main event

5/25/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Ernie Ladd vs Paul Orndorff
Dick Murdoch vs Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs Luke Graham
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Buddy Landell vs Kelly Kiniski
Terry Lathan vs Vinnie Romeo

5/26/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Carl Fergie & Leilani Kai vs Carol Sommers & Jake Roberts
Kelly Kiniski vs Luke Graham
Buddy Landell vs Vinnie Romeo

5/29/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana title: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Grappler vs Kerry Von Erich
Don Diamond vs Great Kabuki
Buddy Landell & Leilani Kai vs Carol Sommers & Vinnie Romeo
Jake Roberts vs Luke Graham

5/31/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Dick Murdoch vs Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Paul Orndorff
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jake Roberts
Luke Graham vs Terry Lathan
Buddy Landell vs Tony Charles

6/1/81 Chalmette, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Luke Graham
Afa & Sika vs Jim Garvin & Paul Orndorff
Kim Duk vs Terry Lathan
Jake Roberts vs Vinnie Romeo

6/2/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Louisiana title: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Grappler & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Buddy Landell vs Don Diamond
Kim Duk vs Tony Charles
Jake Roberts vs Luke Graham

6/3/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Grappler vs Steve O
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Luke Graham vs Paul Orndorff
Buddy Landell vs Jake Roberts
Tony Charles vs Vinnie Romeo

6/5/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Louisiana title: Junkyard Dog vs Super Destroyer
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Kim Duk vs Tony Charles
Don Diamond vs Luke Graham
Buddy Landell vs Vinnie Romeo

6/6/81 Greenwood, MS (Civic Center)
Afa & Sika vs Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
Mississippi title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs Luke Graham
King Cobra vs Vinnie Romeo
Buddy Landell vs Tony Charles

6/7/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
North American title: Grappler vs Paul Orndorff
Dusty Rhodes vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Buddy Landell vs Jake Roberts
Jim Garvin vs Vinnie Romeo
Luke Graham vs Terry Lathan

6/8/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Paul Orndorff
Luke Graham vs Vinnie Romeo
Kim Duk vs Tony Charles

6/9/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Jim Garvin vs Luke Graham
Paul Orndorff vs Tony Charles
Kim Duk vs Terry Lathan
Jake Roberts vs Vinnie Romeo
Buddy Landell vs Mike Miller

6/11/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Dusty Rhodes vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Mississippi title: Don Diamond vs Grappler
Buddy Landell vs Paul Orndorff
Kim Duk vs Tony Charles

6/12/81 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Jake Roberts vs Paul Orndorff
Junkyard Dog vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Jim Garvin
Kim Duk vs Tony Charles
Buddy Landell vs Luke Graham

6/13/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts vs Paul Orndorff
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Denny Alberts vs Kim Duk
Buddy Landell vs Luke Graham
Tony Charles vs Vinnie Romeo

6/14/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Parish Coliseum)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Super Destroyer vs Tommy Rich
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Paul Orndorff vs Tony Charles
Kerry Von Erich vs Vinnie Romeo
Buddy Landell vs Kim Duk

6/14/81 Monroe, LA (Civic Center)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Don Diamond vs Paul Orndorff
Kerry Von Erich vs Luke Graham
Tony Charles vs Vinnie Romeo

6/15/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Afa & Paul Orndorff & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Jake Roberts & Junkyard Dog
Super Destroyer vs Tommy Rich
Grappler vs Jim Garvin
Luke Graham vs Tony Charles
Kim Duk vs Terry Lathan

6/16/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Don Diamond vs Luke Graham
Buddy Landell vs Tony Charles
Denny Alberts vs Vinnie Romeo

6/17/81 Jackson, MS (Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Super Destroyer vs Tommy Rich
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Don Diamond vs Paul Orndorff
Buddy Landell vs Luke Graham

6/19/81 Shreveport, LA (Hirsch Memorial Coliseum)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Dusty Rhodes vs Super Destroyer
North American title: Jake Roberts vs Paul Orndorff
Grappler vs Tommy Rich
Great Kabuki vs Kerry Von Erich
Jim Garvin vs Luke Graham
Don Diamond vs Vinnie Romeo
Buddy Landell vs Kim Duk

6/21/81 Houma, LA (East Park Recreation Center)
Don Diamond & Jim Garvin & Tony Charles vs Frank Dusek & Grappler & Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs Paul Orndorff
Buddy Landell vs Luke Graham
Kim Duk vs Vinnie Romeo

6/21/81 Loranger, LA (Loranger Coliseum)
Jake Roberts vs Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Paul Orndorff
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Buddy Landell vs Vinnie Romeo
Kim Duk vs Tony Charles

6/22/81 New Orleans, LA (source: The Clawmaster's Archives)
Grappler vs Kerry Von Erich
Jake Roberts vs Paul Orndorff
Afa & Sika vs Don Diamond & Tony Charles
Junkyard Dog vs Super Destroyer
Dick Murdoch vs Luke Graham
Buddy Landell vs Vinnie Romeo

6/23/81 Baton Rouge, LA (Riverside Centroplex)
“US Heayweight title”: Grappler vs Kerry Von Erich
Louisiana title: Jim Garvin vs Super Destroyer
Afa & Paul Orndorff & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Jake Roberts & Junkyard Dog
Don Diamond vs Luke Graham
Tony Charles vs Vinnie Romeo

6/25/81 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog vs Grappler & Super Destroyer
Don Diamond vs Paul Orndorff
Afa & Sika vs Jake Roberts & Jim Garvin
Kerry Von Erich vs Luke Graham
Tony Charles vs Vinnie Romeo

6/26/81 Alexandria, LA (Rapides Coliseum)
Mid-South Tag Team titles: Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Louisiana title: Super Destroyer vs Tommy Rich
North American title: Jake Roberts vs Luke Graham
Don Diamond vs Paul Orndorff
Grappler vs Tony Charles
Jim Garvin vs Kim Duk

6/27/81 Greenwood, MS (Civic Center)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts vs Paul Orndorff
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Don Diamond vs Super Destroyer
Luke Graham vs Tony Charles
Buddy Landell vs Vinnie Romeo

6/28/81 Lafayette, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Afa & Sika & Super Destroyer vs Dick Murdoch & Jim Garvin & Junkyard Dog
Jake Roberts vs Paul Orndorff
Don Diamond vs Grappler
Buddy Landell vs Kim Duk
Luke Graham vs Tony Charles

6/28/81 Lake Charles, LA (Civic Center)
Afa & Sika vs Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog
Don Diamond vs Paul Orndorff
Grappler vs Jake Roberts
Frank Dusek vs Jim Garvin
Buddy Landell vs Luke Graham
Tony Charles vs Vinnie Romeo

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