The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 18 (Q1 1964)

Welcome to Chapter 18 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)
Chapter 15 (Q2 1963)
Chapter 16 (Q3 1963)
Chapter 17 (Q4 1963)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 18 (Q1 1964)


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)

BENNIE MATTA – A pro since 1952, Matta (generally spelled Benny but sometimes Bennie) had a few short runs here in the ‘50s, but this was his first time back since December of 1957. He spent most of his career wrestling in East Texas and was known for his “mule kick”. Matta joined the U.S. Merchant Marines at the age of 16 and later transferred to the Marine Corps. After being honorably discharged, he began his wrestling career. At the age of 23 he married Tillie Cantu, a woman he had first met in middle school; the two were married for 59 years until Bennie’s death in November 2011. As his wrestling career wound down, he became involved in two family businesses in the San Antonio area: Matta’s Auto Supply and Matta’s Hill Country Playground (which was the site of at least three wrestling shows in later years)

CHIN LEE – Lee is believed to have been born in Quebec. I can’t find any record of him wrestling prior to this stint for McGuirk (there appears to have been another wrestler who used the ring name “Chin Lee” on occasion in the 30s & 40s but was primarily known as “Ching Lee”). After spending a couple of years primarily competing in the southern U.S. territories, he spent a good portion of the rest of his career in Canada. He teamed with Sugi Sito (the uncle of “Black Cat” Victor Mar) regularly in Stampede in 1971 & 1972, where they held the International Tag Team titles.

INDIO PAMPERO – Born in Argentina in 1927, Alberto Antonio Amessa appears to have wrestled under many different names over the course of his career. He first appeared in the U.S. in the early 60s, wrestling as El Medico #2 in East Texas (and there doesn’t seem to have been an “El Medico #1” there at the time). Other ring names over the years according to wrestlingdata.com included Indio Joe, Pedro Amessa, Tony Lazzari, El Furioso, and Tony Romano. In late 1965 he worked for McGuirk as El Medico and was unmasked in several cities before he finished up in January 1966.

JOHNNY KACE – Kace spent most of his career in the Upper Midwest, wrestling regularly for Fred Kohler in the 50s and the AWA in the 60s as well as various other territories. This was his only stint in the McGuirk territory. Kace played football at Marquette University and was also captain of the wrestling team. From 1967 through 1970, he was a teacher at Emmons Grade School in Antioch IL; he continued to wrestle part-time as well as receiving his master’s degree in School Administration in 1970. From 1971 to 1984 he served as school superintendent of the Emmons Grade School District.

PAT PATTERSON – Still in his early 20s, Patterson had a brief run here as a heel billed as “Killer” Pat Patterson and sometimes referred to as the “New York State champion”. For more on the first several years of Patterson’s career, read my blog post from last July: http://www.chartingtheterritories.com/2020/07/looking-at-pat-patterson-in-mcguirk.html

PIERRE DEGLANE – Donald Laurent Lortie Sr. was born in 1930 in Montreal. He began wrestling professionally in the early 50s, mostly as Don (or Donald) Lortie in Canada and as Pierre DeGlane in the U.S. He teamed up with Frank Martinez as a version of The Medics, a masked tag team. The two worked together for many territories in the first half of the 60s including Gulas, Mid-Atlantic, East Texas, and Gulf Coast. They came here and worked as The Medics in 1966.

STAN PULASKI – Eric Pomeroy was born in 1933 in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Sources list him as turning pro at the age of 18, but detailed records on his career are sketchy until the early 60s. He used several different ring names over the years, with the most prevalent being Eric Pomeroy, Stan Vachon (billed as a brother of Mad Dog and Butcher), and Stan Pulaski. An automobile accident (either in late 1973 or in 1974) cut his career short. He settled in Nebraska and worked as head of maintenance for the Osceola Good Samaritan Society for over 20 years. He also worked as a valet for the Nebraska Horse Racing Commission.

TONY MANOS – Born in Greece, Antonio Manousos emigrated to Toronto in 1951, working in the restaurant industry for a few years before turning to professional wrestling. Manos wrestled for numerous territories in the 60s before retiring in 1967. Later that year, while visiting Greece, he met a woman named Maria; the two were married the following year and first lived in Canada before relocating to Charlotte in 1978. Tony purchased Woodbutcher’s Deli in Charlotte in 1992 and ran the business until he retired in 2004.

RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

The only full-timer that came in during the quarter having been here previously (since October 1959) was Kit Fox.


OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Danny McShain, Pat O’Connor, and “Wild” Red Berry.
McShain, who was wrestling in East Texas at the time, came in for one shot in Oklahoma City to put over Antone Leone. O’Connor came in from Central States to wrestle Karol Krauser in Joplin in January. The storyline was that Krauser needed to beat O’Connor to get a crack at NWA World Junior Heavyweight champ Danny Hodge; O’Connor won the match after Krauser was disqualified in the third fall for “using the ropes for illegal leverage in trying to pin O’Connor”.

PART-TIMERS
Fritz Kruger, Mike Romano, Sonny Myers (full-time in Central States but worked three shows for McGuirk in Springfield), and Tommy Peterson.

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Betty Ann Spencer, Fran Gravette, Judy Glover, and Sweet Georgia Brown.
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .59

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Here are the FEUD Scores for the quarter.


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Antone Leone and Danny Hodge, 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.

This feud appears to have been set up by Leone claiming that Hodge was “ducking him” and he “demanded that the National Wrestling Alliance declare the title vacant”.

OKLAHOMA CITY
1/17 Hodge won in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match
1/31 Hodge won in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match
2/7 Hodge won

TULSA
2/3 Hodge beat Leone in a “disputed decision” in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match
2/17 Hodge beat Leone, winning the third fall by disqualification in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match with two referees, one (Red McKim) inside the ring and the other (Leo Voss) outside the ring; Leone had previously complained that “referees were being swayed in their judgment by Hodge’s great popularity with the fans”
3/16 Hodge won in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match

LITTLE ROCK
2/4 Hodge won by disqualification in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match after Leone “knocked Hodge out of the ring and stomped the champ every time he tried to get back into the ring”
2/11 Hodge beat Leone in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match with two referees. The newspaper reported that at one point during the third fall Hodge “fell backwards with Leone sprawled on top of him” leading to an apparent pin by Leone. However, “officials of the State Athletic Commission at ringside ruled that the pin wasn’t clean and ordered the match to go on”. As with Tulsa the following week, the two referees stipulation had been set up by Leone protesting that “prejudiced officiating kept him from winning the title”
2/25 Hodge beat Leone in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match with special referee Al Lovelock

SPRINGFIELD
2/12 Hodge beat Leone by disqualification in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match; the newspaper report says that in the third fall, “Leone put Hodge’s foot over a ring rope and started jumping on it. Referee Leo Voss started to disqualify the Ripper [Leone], but Hodge won’t [sic] accept the ruling. Voss then called a 3-minute rest period before resuming the action. While Hodge was getting first aid for a badly battered ankle, Leone went back into action, stomping the injured champion in spite of the referee’s attempts at restraint.” Despite losing the match, Leone “grabbed the championship belt and raced out the back” of the venue
2/19 Hodge beat Leone by disqualification in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match with two referees. In the third fall, there was a double pin, but in-ring referee Tom Bradley only saw Hodge’s shoulders down. As Leone retrieved the title belt and began to celebrate, “ringside officials … informed Bradley of the double pin … and after a discussion it was decided to continue the match”. Ali Bey then came out to assist Leone in double-teaming Hodge, leading to the disqualification

WICHITA FALLS
2/13 Hodge beat Leone in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match; during the match referee Tommy Peterson was knocked out of the ring and unable to count when Leone had Hodge pinned. When Hodge turned the tables and had Leone down for a pin, wrestler Ron Reed jumped into the ring and counted the pinfall
2/20 Results unknown; NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match with two referees
3/5 Results unknown; NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match

SHREVEPORT
3/23 Hodge beat Leone in an NWA World Junior Heavyweight title match

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

12/30/63 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Antone Leone & Terry Garvin vs Bill Watts & Oni Wiki Wiki
Al Lovelock vs Jerry Kozak
Frank Marconi vs Ron Reed

1/1/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock vs Bill Watts
Fran Gravette & Frank Marconi vs Jerry Miller & Judy Glover
Plus 2 other bouts

1/1/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, special referee Wild Red Berry: Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin
Ali Bey & Karol Krauser vs Jerry Kozak & Ron Reed
Karol Krauser vs Ron Reed
Ali Bey vs Jerry Kozak

1/2/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jerry Kozak
Antone Leone & Terry Garvin vs Bill Watts & Mike Clancy
Ali Bey vs Ron Reed

1/3/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Al Lovelock & Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Antone Leone & Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin
Ali Bey vs Jerry Kozak
Jerry Miller vs Ron Reed
Plus 2 other bouts

1/4/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Ali Bey & Frank Marconi & Terry Garvin vs Bill Watts & Mike Clancy & Wild Red Berry
Jerry Kozak vs Jerry Miller
Plus 3 other bouts

1/6/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ali Bey & Fran Gravette & Frank Marconi vs Jerry Kozak & Judy Glover & Red McKim
Frank Marconi vs Jerry Kozak
Ali Bey vs Red McKim
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover

1/6/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Al Lovelock & Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Antone Leone & Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin
Jerry Miller vs Ron Reed
Bill Watts vs Karol Krauser
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin

1/7/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Antone Leone & Frank Marconi & Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin vs Bill Watts & Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy & Ron Reed
Antone Leone vs Jerry Kozak
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin
Frank Marconi vs Ron Reed
Bill Watts vs Karol Krauser

1/7/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Ali Bey & Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover & Red McKim
Ali Bey vs Red McKim
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover

1/8/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Lovelock to be searched prior to the match and not permitted to leave the ring between falls: Al Lovelock vs Bill Watts
Frank Marconi & Fritz Kruger vs Jerry Miller & Oni Wiki Wiki
Frank Marconi vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Fritz Kruger vs Jerry Miller

1/8/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Antone Leone & Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin vs Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy & Ron Reed
Jerry Kozak vs Karol Krauser
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Ron Reed

1/9/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Antone Leone & Terry Garvin vs Bill Watts & Mike Clancy
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Al Lovelock vs Oni Wiki Wiki

1/10/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin
Jerry Kozak vs Ron Reed
Ali Bey vs Jerry Miller
Bill Watts vs Karol Krauser

1/11/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Loser leave town, no disqualification: Al Lovelock vs Bill Watts
Frank Marconi vs Mike Clancy
Jerry Miller vs Terry Garvin
Ali Bey vs Oni Wiki Wiki
NOTE: Watts won the main event; even though Lovelock didn't leave the territory, he was not booked in Joplin for a month afterwards

1/13/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ali Bey vs Jerry Kozak
Fritz Kruger & Tom Bradley vs Jerry Miller & Ron Reed
Ron Reed vs Tom Bradley

1/13/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
No holds barred, no referee, 3 out of 5 falls: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin
Frank Marconi vs Red McKim
Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy
Bill Watts vs Terry Garvin

1/14/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Al Lovelock & Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Antone Leone & Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin
Frank Marconi vs Jerry Miller
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy

1/14/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Ali Bey & Fritz Kruger vs Jerry Kozak & Ron Reed
Ali Bey vs Jerry Kozak
Fritz Kruger vs Ron Reed

1/15/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock & Karol Krauser vs Bill Watts & Danny Hodge
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Plus 2 other bouts

1/15/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Jerry Kozak vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Sonny Myers
Frank Marconi vs Tom Bradley
Plus a battle royal

1/16/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Antone Leone & Frank Marconi & Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin vs Bill Watts & Danny Hodge & Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy
Plus 4 other bouts

1/17/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Ali Bey & Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin vs Bill Watts & Jerry Kozak & Tom Bradley
Jerry Miller vs Ron Reed
Jerry Kozak vs Terry Garvin
Karol Krauser vs Tom Bradley

1/18/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bill Watts & Danny Hodge vs Frank Marconi & Karol Krauser
Antone Leone & Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Plus 4 other bouts

1/20/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ali Bey vs Jerry Kozak
Al Lovelock vs Mike Clancy
Karol Krauser vs Ron Reed
Plus a battle royal

1/20/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Antone Leone & Terry Garvin vs Bill Watts & Danny Hodge
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Jerry Miller vs Johnny Kace
Antone Leone vs Bill Watts

1/21/64 Little Rock, AR
No rules, no referee: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin
Jerry Miller vs Johnny Kace
Frank Marconi vs Mike Romano

1/21/64 Monroe, LA
Ali Bey & Karol Krauser vs Jerry Kozak & Ron Reed
Ali Bey vs Ron Reed
Jerry Kozak vs Karol Krauser

1/22/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock vs Karol Krauser
Fran Gravette & Tom Bradley vs Judy Glover & Red McKim
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Red McKim vs Tom Bradley

1/22/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Sonny Myers vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone & Johnny Kace vs Jerry Kozak & Jerry Miller
Jerry Kozak vs Johnny Kace
Antone Leone vs Jerry Miller

1/23/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Al Lovelock & Fran Gravette & Karol Krauser vs Judy Glover & Oni Wiki Wiki & Ron Reed
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Al Lovelock vs Ron Reed

1/23/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Mike Clancy
Ali Bey & Frank Marconi vs Jerry Miller & Tom Bradley

1/24/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Karol Krauser vs Pat O'Connor
Ali Bey & Frank Marconi & Ron Reed vs Mike Clancy & Red McKim & Tom Bradley
Plus 3 other bouts

1/24/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Antone Leone vs Jerry Kozak
Fran Gravette & Terry Garvin vs Judy Glover & Red McKim
Jerry Miller vs Johnny Kace
Red McKim vs Terry Garvin

1/27/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Winner gets help-up $350 battle royal purse: Al Lovelock vs Jerry Kozak
Ali Bey vs Ron Reed
Tom Bradley vs Tommy Peterson

1/27/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Antone Leone vs Mike Clancy
Red McKim vs Terry Garvin
Indio Pampero vs Karol Krauser
Johnny Kace vs Tony Manos

1/28/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Antone Leone vs Mike Clancy
Indio Pampero vs Karol Krauser
Terry Garvin vs Tom Bradley
Johnny Kace vs Tony Manos

1/28/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Ali Bey vs Jerry Kozak
Al Lovelock vs Ron Reed

1/29/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Karol Krauser
Tom Bradley vs Tony Manos
Johnny Kace vs Ron Reed

1/29/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
No referee, no holds barred: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Sonny Myers vs Terry Garvin
Ali Bey vs Indio Pampero

1/30/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Battle royal: Al Lovelock vs Jerry Kozak vs Johnny Kace vs Karol Krauser vs Ron Reed
Plus 2 other bouts

1/30/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Indio Pampero
Ali Bey & Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover & Tom Bradley

1/31/64 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Al Lovelock & Fran Gravette & Terry Garvin vs Jerry Kozak & Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Al Lovelock vs Jerry Kozak
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin

1/31/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Ali Bey & Karol Krauser vs Indio Pampero & Ron Reed
Johnny Kace vs Tony Manos
Plus 1 other bout

2/1/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Jerry Kozak vs Ron Reed
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Terry Garvin vs Tom Bradley

2/3/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
3 out of 5 falls: Al Lovelock vs Jerry Kozak
Ali Bey vs Mike Clancy
Johnny Kace vs Tony Manos

2/3/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Indio Pampero vs Terry Garvin
Chin Lee vs Ron Reed

2/4/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Chin Lee vs Indio Pampero
Ali Bey vs Tony Manos

2/4/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Al Lovelock & Johnny Kace vs Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy
Al Lovelock vs Mike Clancy
Jerry Kozak vs Johnny Kace

2/5/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chin Lee & Karol Krauser vs Danny Hodge & Jerry Kozak
Ali Bey vs Ron Reed
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Chin Lee vs Jerry Kozak

2/5/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
15 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Indio Pampero vs Terry Garvin
Ali Bey vs Tony Manos

2/6/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Jerry Kozak vs Karol Krauser
Chin Lee vs Ron Reed
Johnny Kace vs Tony Manos

2/6/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
No referee, no disqualification: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Indio Pampero vs Terry Garvin

2/7/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Ali Bey vs Mike Clancy
Karol Krauser vs Tony Manos
Jerry Kozak vs Johnny Kace
Chin Lee vs Ron Reed

2/8/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Jerry Kozak
Indio Pampero vs Tom Bradley
Johnny Kace vs Ron Reed
NOTE: Lovelock was supposed to have left town for "six weeks" following his 1/11 loss to Watts, but this was explained by promoter Bob Clay saying he "got hold of Watts by phone" and Watts "released Lovelock from the agreement", as Lovelock was turning face throughout the territory

2/10/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
No referee, no rules: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy
Indio Pampero vs Tom Bradley

2/10/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Garvin will toss $50 to fans if he doesn't win: Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin
Ali Bey vs Tony Manos
Chin Lee & Johnny Kace vs Jerry Kozak & Ron Reed
Chin Lee vs Jerry Kozak
NOTE: Results from the newspaper show that Hodge won the main event and the stipulation was adhered to

2/11/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Jerry Kozak vs Terry Garvin
Chin Lee vs Tony Manos
Ali Bey vs Ron Reed

2/11/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Al Lovelock vs Mike Clancy
Indio Pampero vs Karol Krauser

2/11/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas rules: Al Lovelock vs Karol Krauser
Ali Bey & Johnny Kace vs Indio Pampero & Jerry Kozak
Ali Bey vs Indio Pampero
Jerry Kozak vs Johnny Kace

2/12/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Chin Lee & Terry Garvin vs Ron Reed & Tony Manos
Ron Reed vs Terry Garvin
Chin Lee vs Tony Manos

2/13/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy vs Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin
Indio Pampero vs Johnny Kace
Jerry Kozak vs Terry Garvin
Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy

2/13/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Al Lovelock vs Tony Manos
Ali Bey vs Ron Reed

2/14/64 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
No referee: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover

2/14/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ali Bey vs Danny Hodge
Jerry Kozak & Tony Manos vs Terry Garvin & Tom Bradley
Red McKim vs Ron Reed
Plus 2 other bouts

2/15/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Ali Bey & Antone Leone & Karol Krauser vs Indio Pampero & Mike Clancy & Red McKim
Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy
Antone Leone vs Indo Pampero
Ali Bey vs Red McKim

2/15/64 Poteau, OK (Poteau High School Gymnasium)
Ali Bey & Fran Gravette vs Danny Hodge & Judy Glover
Ali Bey vs Danny Hodge
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover

2/17/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy
Indio Pampero & Ron Reed vs Johnny Kace & Terry Garvin
Indio Pampero vs Terry Garvin
Johnny Kace vs Ron Reed

2/17/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Al Lovelock & Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover & Tony Manos
Ali Bey vs Jerry Kozak
Al Lovelock vs Tony Manos

2/18/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Ali Bey & Terry Garvin vs Jerry Kozak & Tony Manos
Karol Krauser vs Ron Reed
Indio Pampero vs Johnny Kace
Terry Garvin vs Tony Manos

2/18/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
No referee, 3 out of 5 falls: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone

2/19/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Russian strap match: Al Lovelock vs Karol Krauser
Jerry Kozak vs Terry Garvin
Indio Pampero vs Johnny Kace

2/19/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Ali Bey vs Tony Manos
Ron Reed vs Tom Bradley

2/20/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Indio Pampero & Jerry Kozak vs Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin
Ron Reed vs Tom Bradley
Jerry Kozak vs Terry Garvin
Indio Pampero vs Karol Krauser

2/20/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Johnny Kace & Terry Garvin vs Mike Clancy & Tony Manos
Plus 2 other bouts

2/21/64 Muskogee, OK (City Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin
Johnny Kace vs Red McKim

2/21/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
15 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Ali Bey & Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Jerry Kozak vs Tony Manos
Plus 1 other bout

2/22/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jerry Kozak
No referee: Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin
Tom Bradley vs Tony Manos

2/24/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Indio Pampero & Mike Clancy vs Karol Krauser & Terry Garvin
Ron Reed vs Tom Bradley
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin

2/24/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Al Lovelock & Danny Hodge vs Ali Bey & Antone Leone
Jerry Kozak vs Tony Manos
Johnny Kace vs Pierre DeGlane
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone

2/25/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, special referee Al Lovelock: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Ali Bey vs Mike Clancy
Karol Krauser vs Tony Manos

2/25/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Indio Pampero vs Terry Garvin
Ron Reed vs Tom Bradley

2/26/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Fran Gravette & Terry Garvin vs Judy Glover & Red McKim
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Red McKim vs Terry Garvin

2/26/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
One-night tournament for Missouri Junior Heavyweight title: Ali Bey vs Indio Pampero vs Johnny Kace vs Karol Krauser vs Pierre DeGlane vs Ron Reed vs Tony Manos
NOTE: The tournament was won by Krauser

2/27/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Fran Gravette & Karol Krauser & Tom Bradley vs Indio Pampero & Judy Glover & Ron Reed
Karol Krauser vs Ron Reed
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Indio Pampero vs Tom Bradley

2/27/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin
Winner take all, 3 out of 5 falls: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Ali Bey & Johnny Kace vs Mike Clancy & Pierre DeGlane

2/28/64 Muskogee, OK (City Hall Auditorium)
Al Lovelock & Danny Hodge vs Antone Leone & Karol Krauser
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
NOTE: Indio Pampero subbed for Leone

2/28/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Antone Leone vs Danny McShain
Ali Bey vs Mike Clancy
Terry Garvin vs Tony Manos
Johnny Kace vs Kit Fox
Pierre DeGlane vs Red McKim

2/29/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
15 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin
Indio Pampero vs Ron Reed

3/2/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Ron Reed vs Terry Garvin
Bennie Matta vs Indio Pampero

3/2/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
15 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Ali Bey vs Tony Manos
Karol Krauser vs Pierre DeGlane
Kit Fox vs Tom Bradley

3/3/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
15 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Ali Bey & Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy & Tony Manos
Indio Pampero vs Kit Fox
Ali Bey vs Tony Manos

3/3/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin
Bennie Matta vs Ron Reed

3/4/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock & Mike Clancy vs Antone Leone & Terry Garvin
Bennie Matta vs Pierre DeGlane
Antone Leone vs Mike Clancy
Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin

3/5/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Battle royal: Al Lovelock vs Bennie Matta vs Mike Clancy vs Pierre DeGlane vs Terry Garvin vs Tony Manos
Plus 3 other bouts

3/5/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Ali Bey & Karol Krauser vs Kit Fox & Ron Reed
Plus 2 other bouts

3/6/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Antone Leone & Terry Garvin vs Danny Hodge & Tony Manos
Ali Bey vs Kit Fox
Pierre DeGlane vs Ron Reed
Plus 1 other bout

3/7/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Ron Reed vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Indio Pampero
Ali Bey & Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover & Kit Fox

3/9/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ron Reed vs Terry Garvin
Al Lovelock vs Bennie Matta
Ali Bey vs Pierre DeGlane

3/9/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Antone Leone vs Mike Clancy
Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski vs Pierre DeGlane & Tony Manos
Indio Pampero vs Kit Fox
Pierre DeGlane vs Stan Pulaski

3/10/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Al Lovelock & Danny Hodge vs Ali Bey & Antone Leone
Stan Pulaski vs Tony Manos
Ali Bey vs Danny Hodge
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone

3/10/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Battle royal: Bennie Matta vs Pierre DeGlane vs Ron Reed vs Terry Garvin vs Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

3/11/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock & Red McKim vs Antone Leone & Terry Garvin
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Red McKim vs Terry Garvin

3/11/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Missouri Junior Heavyweight title: Karol Krauser vs Tony Manos
Pierre DeGlane vs Stan Pulaski
Indio Pampero vs Kit Fox

3/12/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Al Lovelock & Danny Hodge vs Antone Leone & Terry Garvin
Bennie Matta vs Ron Reed
Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge

3/12/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Battle royal: Ali Bey vs Karol Krauser vs Kit Fox vs Mike Clancy vs Pierre DeGlane vs Stan Pulaski vs Tony Manos
Plus 3 other bouts

3/13/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ring enclosed by wire fence: Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin
Indio Pampero & Kit Fox vs Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski
Ali Bey vs Tony Manos
Frankie Cain vs Pierre DeGlane
Plus 1 other bout

3/14/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, no time limit: Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser
Ali Bey & Terry Garvin vs Kit Fox & Mike Clancy
Pierre DeGlane vs Tony Manos

3/16/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Al Lovelock & Terry Garvin vs Bennie Matta & Ron Reed
Chin Lee vs Kit Fox
Bennie Matta vs Terry Garvin

3/16/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski vs Mike Clancy & Tom Bradley
Ali Bey vs Frankie Cain
Mike Clancy vs Stan Pulaski

3/17/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Ring enclosed with steel fence: Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone
Stan Pulaski vs Tony Manos
Ali Bey vs Ron Reed
Frankie Cain vs Tom Bradley

3/17/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Bennie Matta vs Terry Garvin
Chin Lee vs Kit Fox

3/17/64 Warner, OK (High School Gym)
Fran Gravette & Karol Krauser vs Judy Glover & Mike Clancy
Fran Gravette vs Judy Glover
Karol Krauser vs Mike Clancy

3/18/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Terry Garvin
Al Lovelock vs Antone Leone

3/8/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski vs Kit Fox & Tony Manos
Ali Bey vs Frankie Cain
Karol Krauser vs Kit Fox
Stan Pulaski vs Tony Manos

3/19/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
No holds barred: Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin
Bennie Matta vs Chin Lee

3/19/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Antone Leone & Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski vs Danny Hodge & Frankie Cain & Mike Clancy
Danny Hodge vs Stan Pulaski
Frankie Cain vs Karol Krauser
Antone Leone vs Mike Clancy

3/20/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Battle royal: Ali Bey vs Antone Leone vs Frankie Cain vs Karol Krauser vs Kit Fox vs Mike Clancy vs Pierre DeGlane vs Ron Reed vs Stan Pulaski
Plus 4 other bouts

3/21/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Antone Leone & Pierre DeGlane & Terry Garvin vs Frankie Cain & Kit Fox & Mike Clancy
Frankie Cain vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone vs Kit Fox
Mike Clancy vs Pierre DeGlane

3/23/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Antone Leone vs Danny Hodge
Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Tom Bradley

3/23/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Battle royal: Ali Bey vs Bennie Matta vs Chin Lee vs Frankie Cain vs Karol Krauser vs Kit Fox vs Mike Clancy vs Pat Patterson vs Stan Pulaski
Plus 4 other bouts

3/24/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battle royal: Ali Bey vs Antone Leone vs Bennie Matta vs Frankie Cain vs Karol Krauser vs Kit Fox vs Mike Clancy vs Pat Patterson vs Stan Pulaski
Plus 4 other bouts

3/24/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Al Lovelock & Danny Hodge vs Terry Garvin & Tom Bradley
Danny Hodge vs Tom Bradley
Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin

3/25/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Battle royal: Antone Leone vs Mike Clancy vs Pat Patterson vs Pierre DeGlane vs Ron Reed
Plus 2 other bouts

3/25/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Al Lovelock & Danny Hodge vs Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski
Ali Bey vs Frankie Cain
Danny Hodge vs Stan Pulaski
Al Lovelock vs Karol Krauser

3/26/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
10 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Terry Garvin
Antone Leone & Pierre DeGlane vs Bennie Matta & Oni Wiki Wiki
Plus 2 other bouts

3/26/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Southwestern Tag Team titles: Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski
Frankie Cain vs Pat Patterson
NOTE: This was the first mention of tag team titles in the territory since the previous fall when Bill Watts & Jerry Kozak feuded with Great & Mighty Bolo over the “US Tag Team titles”; here it is stated that Krauser & Pulaski won the titles, now named the Southwestern Tag Team titles “recently” with no further information given

3/27/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Antone Leone & Kit Fox vs Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski
Red McKim vs Terry Garvin
Frankie Cain vs Pat Patterson
Chin Lee vs Ron Reed
Plus 1 other bout

3/28/64 Miami, OK (Civic Center)
Mike Clancy & Ron Reed vs Pat Patterson & Terry Garvin
Ali Bey vs Pierre DeGlane
Plus 2 other bouts

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