The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 20 (Q3 1964)

 Welcome to Chapter 20 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)
Chapter 18 (Q1 1964)
Chapter 19 (Q2 1964)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 20 (Q3 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)

ALEX MEDINA – Medina wrestled between 1959 and 1973 in the U.S. and Canada. He seems to generally have been used in the mid-cards or lower in many of the paces he wrestled. He had been in Mid-Atlantic before coming here in August. When he left here, he went to Arizona and got a nice push there. He feuded with Don Arnold and Don Kent and had a run with the Arizona Heavyweight title, which may have been the only title reign of his career.

BUDDY ALLEN – Born Jack Altinger, he spent most of his career wrestling as Jack Allen for Al Haft, Fred Kohler, the AWA, and numerous other territories. He came here in August after a stint in Mid-Atlantic. This seems to be the only time he used the name Buddy Allen. His career lasted 16 years, from 1950 to 1966. 

CHUCK KARBO – Sporting “spiked sideburns and devilish goatee” (per Bob Miller from kayfabememories.com), Karbo was a menacing heel for much of his career. He turned pro in 1962, originally using the name Chuck Campbell. He first took the Karbo surname in Amarillo in April 1964. While a main eventer for McGuirk later in the decade he often played on the Texas vs Oklahoma rivalry. Bob Miller also wrote that, in one promo, Karbo claimed that “he would lie in wait at the Texas border, and any car passing by with Arkansas or Oklahoma license plates would be shot at.” Karbo was the first North American champion in the McGuirk territory, which was created by way of a fictitious tournament in Phoenix with “over 100 other wrestlers.”

GINO BRANDO – Not gonna lie, I have no idea who this is. The two people I thought it could have been are Gino Brito and Rocky Smith. In the case of Brito, he seems to be wrestling (as Gino Brito) in Michigan at the time Brando is wrestling here. Rocky Smith, according to cagematch.net, is listed as using the name “Gino Brando” earlier in 1964 in Mid-Atlantic and from September ‘64 to March ’65 in Gulf Coast. However, at the same time “Gino Brando” is wrestling in Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Smith is wrestling (as Rocky Smith) for Gulas. And Rocky is still working for Gulas when “Brando” is here. So it can’t be him.

KARL GOTCH – Born in either Antwerp, Belgium or Hamburg, Germany (depending on the source), Charles Isatz competed for Belgium in the 1948 Olympics in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. He trained for professional wrestling at the “Snake Pit” in Wigan, Lancashire, England and took the name Karl Gotch when he came to the U.S. in 1961. He came here from the AWA (Doyle/Barnett) in August and seems to have been given a nice push. Gotch left the territory abruptly in early October. A note in the Springfield newspaper said he “withdrew because of the illness of his wife.” His next known booking is October 12th in Vancouver, and he works there full-time afterwards.

LON STUART – Born in the mid-size-market paper capital of the world (Scranton, Pennsylvania), Frank Stewart began his wrestling career as Lonnie Brown in Georgia in 1963. He also used that name when wrestling for Gulas in early 1964 before coming here and changing it to Lon Stuart. He stayed through March of 1965 and changed his name once more, this time to Dutch Savage. That name stuck for the next 16 years (except for several months in Hawaii as Dutch Schultz). He became a mainstay in the Pacific Northwest, holding their tag team titles at least 12 times and their heavyweight title 7 times.

RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Danny Hodge, Hiro Matsuda, Jack Donovan, Nelson Royal, and Tom Bradley
When Hodge had left back in May to go to Florida, he was the NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion. On July 11th in Tampa, he lost that title to Hiro Matsuda. After a one-off appearance in August, Matsuda came here full-time at the beginning of September. A few weeks later, Hodge returned here and they began a storyline where he was trying to get a rematch with Matsuda.

OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS

Bill Miller, Pat O’Connor, and Bill Watts
Miller and O’Connor came in for a fundraiser for the U.S. Olympic Finance Committee on August 24th in Tulsa. Proceeds from the event, which drew 3500 fans, were used to help defray the cost of sending U.S. Olympic athletes to Japan for the ’64 Games.

PART-TIMERS OR JUST PASSING THROUGH

Fritz Kruger, Gordo Chihuahua, Joe Tangaro, Johnny Kace, Ken Hill, Larry Hamilton, Mighty Bolo, Nicoli Volkoff (original; Steve Gobrukovich), Oni Wiki Wiki, Pate Bazookis, and Tommy Peterson

WOMEN WRESTLERS

Ann Casey, Babs Wingo, Betty Ann Spencer, Fran Gravette, Maria DeLeon, and Sweet Georgia Brown
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .63

MALE MIDGET WRESTLERS

Chico Santana, Frenchie Semard, Pee Wee Lopez, and Tiny Bell
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .54

CHAMPIONS & KNOWN TITLE CHANGES

NOTE: Title histories are sometimes not “linear”; title changes can be acknowledged in one market but not others, or perhaps acknowledged in others at a later date. Also, the concept of titles being “held up” can sometimes refer to a town-specific angle to build to a rematch and may not be acknowledged in other markets. This represents my best effort to accurately portray title histories using the tools now available. While I do try to put these histories together on my own, I often refer to wrestling-titles.com and wrestlingdata.com

NWA WORLD JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
As mentioned above, Hiro Matsuda beat Danny Hodge to win the title on July 11th in Tampa. Matsuda came here full-time at the beginning of September.

MISSOURI JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Karol Krauser was the holder of this title, successfully defending it on July 1st in Springfield, MO against Bobby Graham. At some point over the next few days, Krauser is sidelined with an injury. He missed his bookings the following Monday and Tuesday in Louisiana and likely missed the rest of his advertised bookings after those. A blurb in the August 2nd Springfield Leader and Press says that Krauser was “recovering from knee surgery at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa.” Karol evidently returned to the ring shortly thereafter in Utah. He passed away on September 10th in Salt Lake City, reportedly suffering a heart attack in the dressing room after his match. Krauser, real name Karol Piwoworczyk, was 52 years old.

SOUTHWEST TAG TEAM TITLES
Jerry Kozak & Bobby Graham won the titles from Stan Pulaski & Karol Krauser in Oklahoma City in June. Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal beat Kozak & Graham to win the titles on August 6th in Wichita Falls.

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Here are the Frequent Partners & Opponents for the quarter. For more information on the new chart (which replaces the FEUD Scores chart), please read this article.


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Al Lovelock and Mike Gallagher, looking at all 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 was generally based on Gallagher using “illegal” karate chops to Lovelock’s throat leading to rematches with various stipulations in different markets. In some towns, Lovelock was back wearing his Great Bolo mask while in others he continued to wrestle unmasked. In at least one case, the mask played into a finish and cost Lovelock the match, so the following week he wrestled without it.

FORT SMITH
7/1/64 Gallagher beat Lovelock after a “desperation finger jab to [Lovelock’s] throat … followed with a body press”; earlier in the third fall, Lovelock had Gallagher pinned but “intentionally lifted him from the canvas to administer just a bit more punishment”
7/8/64 Texas rules (standard Texas death match rules with the loser of each fall forfeiting $25 to the winner): Lovelock beat Gallagher by disqualification; he won 6 falls to Gallagher’s 2

OKLAHOMA CITY
7/3/64 Gallagher beat Lovelock
7/10/64 10 rounds boxing: Gallagher KO’d Lovelock
8/14/64 Gallagher & Nelson Royal beat Lovelock & Jerry Kozak 
8/21/64 Gallagher & Royal beat Lovelock & Karl Gotch
8/28/64 Gallagher & Royal beat Lovelock & Gotch

WICHITA FALLS
7/9/64 Gallagher beat Lovelock by disqualification (two weeks earlier, the two went to a draw but Gallagher “fouled” Lovelock after the match and drew blood)
7/16/64 No referee: (results not available)
8/13/64 Texas rules, winner take all: Gallagher beat Lovelock after felling him with a “vicious judo chop”
8/20/64 Texas rules, winner take all, Lovelock will be permitted to wear a combination leather-metal-foam rubber neck protector to thwart Gallagher’s “illegal” judo chops to the neck: (results not available)

TULSA
7/13/64 Lovelock beat Gallagher by disqualification
7/20/64 10 rounds boxing: Gallagher KO’d Lovelock in the 9th round

LITTLE ROCK
7/14/64 Gallagher beat Lovelock with a “karate shot in the neck”
7/21/64 Lovelock & Jerry Kozak beat Gallagher & Art Neilson; after the match, Lovelock and Gallagher “kept flailing away at each other”
7/28/64 10 rounds boxing: Gallagher and Lovelock went to a draw

SPRINGFIELD
7/29/64 Gallagher beat Lovelock (wrestling with his Bolo mask) when Gallagher twisted Lovelock’s mask, leading to Lovelock accidentally slugging the referee and attempting to cover him; after straightening the mask and seeing what he did, he tried to help the referee and “took a karate chop to the throat” leading to Gallagher’s victory
8/5/64 10 rounds boxing: Lovelock beat Gallagher by disqualification. The two originally went to a draw, but as soon as Gallagher got his boxing gloves off after the 10th round, he “rushed to Lovelock and decked him with the [karate] chop”
8/12/64 Texas rules, rung surrounded by steel fence: Gallagher defeated Lovelock, though he was later fined $100 for using a karate chop

SHREVEPORT
8/24/64 Gallagher beat Lovelock by disqualification after Lovelock threw Gallagher out of the ring and kept stomping him while he was down
8/31/64 Winner take all: Lovelock beat Gallagher in straight falls, winning the second fall by disqualification when Gallagher was DQ’d for “using karate chops to the windpipe”

MONROE
8/25/64 Gallagher beat Lovelock
9/1/64 Texas rules: (results not available)

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

6/29/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Karol Krauser vs Lou Holt
Bennie Matta & Jerry London vs Chin Lee & Tommy Peterson
Plus 2 other bouts

6/29/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
3 out of 5 falls: Art Neilson vs Jerry Kozak
Bobby Graham vs Mike Gallagher
Chief Little Eagle vs Stan Pulaski
Chuck Karbo vs Mark Starr

6/30/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Loser leave town: Art Neilson vs Stan Pulaski (Neilson won)
Bobby Graham vs Chuck Karbo
Chief Little Eagle vs Jerry London

6/30/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Chin Lee & Karol Krauser vs Lou Holt & Oni Wiki Wiki
Chin Lee vs Lou Holt
Karol Krauser vs Oni Wiki Wiki

7/1/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Chief Little Eagle & Jerry London vs Chuck Karbo & Mark Starr
Plus 2 other bouts

7/1/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Loser leave town: Jerry Kozak vs Stan Pulaski (Kozak won)
Missouri Junior Heavyweight title: Bobby Graham vs Karol Krauser
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon

7/2/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Southwest Tag Team titles: Bobby Graham & Jerry Kozak vs Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski
Art Neilson vs Lou Holt
Plus 2 other bouts

7/3/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Loser leave town: Jerry Kozak vs Stan Pulaski (Kozak won)
Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Art Neilson vs Bobby Graham
Chief Little Eagle vs Chin Lee
Bennie Matta vs Chuck Karbo

7/6/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Art Neilson vs Karol Krauser
Chief Little Eagle & Jerry London vs Chin Lee & Tommy Peterson
Chief Little Eagle vs Chin Lee
Jerry London vs Tommy Peterson

7/6/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Loser leave town: Al Lovelock vs Stan Pulaski (Lovelock won)
Bobby Graham vs Chuck Karbo
Bennie Matta vs Mark Starr

7/7/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Bobby Graham vs Mike Gallagher
Art Neilson & Fran Gravette vs Jerry Kozak & Maria DeLeon
Bennie Matta vs Mark Starr

7/7/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Chief Little Eagle & Jerry London vs Chin Lee & Karol Krauser
Chin Lee vs Jerry London
Chief Little Eagle vs Karol Krauser

7/8/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas rules: Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Jerry Kozak vs Karol Krauser
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry London

7/9/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Southwest Tag Team titles: Art Neilson & Karol Krauser vs Bobby Graham & Jerry Kozak
Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon

7/10/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
10 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Art Neilson vs Bobby Graham
Bennie Matta vs Jerry Kozak
Mark Starr vs Red McKim
Chief Little Eagle vs Chuck Karbo

7/13/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Art Neilson vs Chief Little Eagle
Chin Lee vs Jerry London
Chuck Karbo vs Tommy Peterson

7/13/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Fran Gravette & Karol Krauser vs Jerry Kozak & Maria DeLeon
Bennie Matta vs Mark Starr
Jerry Kozak vs Karol Krauser

7/14/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Art Neilson vs Jerry Kozak
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon
Bennie Matta vs Karol Krauser

7/14/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
3 out of 5 falls: Chief Little Eagle vs Chin Lee
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry London

7/15/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock & Bennie Matta vs Chuck Karbo & Mike Gallagher
Bennie Matta vs Mike Gallagher
Al Lovelock vs Chuck Karbo

7/15/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Jerry Kozak vs Red McKim
Jerry London vs Larry Hamilton
Chin Lee vs Mark Starr

7/16/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
No referee: Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Art Neilson & Chin Lee vs Jerry Kozak & Red McKim
Plus 2 other bouts

7/17/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Art Neilson & Fran Gravette vs Chief Little Eagle & Maria DeLeon
Chin Lee vs Jerry London
Chuck Karbo vs Mark Starr

7/20/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Chief Little Eagle vs Chin Lee
Ann Casey & Frenchie Semard vs Chico Santana & Fran Gravette
Ann Casey vs Fran Gravette
Chico Santana vs Frenchie Semard

7/20/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
10 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Art Neilson & Tom Bradley vs Bobby Graham & Jerry Kozak
Bennie Matta vs Chuck Karbo
Art Neilson vs Bobby Graham

7/21/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Al Lovelock & Jerry Kozak vs Art Neilson & Mike Gallagher
Bobby Graham vs Tom Bradley
Jerry London vs Mark Starr

7/21/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Loser leave town, winner take all: Chief Little Eagle vs Chin Lee (Little Eagle won)
Ann Casey & Frenchie Semard vs Chico Santana & Fran Gravette
Ann Casey vs Fran Gravette
Chico Santana vs Frenchie Semard

7/22/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Lovelock & Bobby Graham vs Chuck Karbo & Mike Gallagher
Plus 2 other bouts

7/22/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Chin Lee & Mark Starr & Tom Bradley vs Jerry Kozak & Jerry London & Red McKim
Chin Lee vs Jerry Kozak
Jerry London vs Tom Bradley
Mark Starr vs Red McKim

7/23/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Southwest Tag Team titles: Art Neilson & Chin Lee vs Bobby Graham & Jerry Kozak
Ann Casey & Frenchie Semard vs Chico Santana & Fran Gravette
Plus 2 other bouts

7/24/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Art Neilson vs Bobby Graham
Chico Santana vs Frenchie Semard
Chief Little Eagle vs Nelson Royal
Chuck Karbo vs Mark Starr

7/27/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Art Neilson vs Chief Little Eagle
Bennie Matta vs Mark Starr
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry London

7/27/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Ann Casey & Frenchie Semard vs Chico Santana & Fran Gravette
Bobby Graham vs Nelson Royal
Chico Santana vs Frenchie Semard
Ann Casey vs Fran Gravette

7/28/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
10 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Chico Santana vs Frenchie Semard
Bobby Graham vs Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta vs Jerry London

7/28/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Art Neilson vs Chief Little Eagle
Chuck Karbo vs Mark Starr

7/29/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Royal must win in two straight falls: Bobby Graham vs Nelson Royal
Ann Casey vs Fran Gravette
Bennie Matta vs Jerry London

7/29/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Jerry Kozak vs Tom Bradley
Chico Santana vs Frenchie Semard

7/30/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Southwest Tag Team titles: Bobby Graham & Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Art Neilson vs Chief Little Eagle
Plus 2 other bouts

7/31/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Texas rules, ring enclosed by steel fence: Art Neilson vs Mike Gallagher
Bobby Graham vs Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta & Frenchie Semard vs Chico Santana & Mark Starr
Jerry Kozak vs Red McKim

8/3/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Al Lovelock vs Chief Little Eagle
Bennie Matta vs Chuck Karbo
Gino Brando vs Oni Wiki Wiki

8/3/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
3 out of 5 falls: Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Bobby Graham vs Nelson Royal
Red McKim vs Tom Bradley
Alex Medina vs Mark Starr

8/4/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Bobby Graham vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Bennie Matta

8/4/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Al Lovelock vs Chief Little Eagle
Chuck Karbo vs Gino Brando

8/5/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas rules: Bobby Graham vs Nelson Royal
Fritz Kruger vs Red McKim

8/5/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
10 rounds boxing: Al Lovelock vs Mike Gallagher
Jerry Kozak vs Joe Tangaro
Alex Medina vs Johnny Kace

8/6/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Southwest Tag Team titles, two referees: Bobby Graham & Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Chief Little Eagle vs Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

8/7/64 Wichita Falls, TX (Stockyards Coliseum)
Bobby Graham & Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Tom Bradley
Chief Little Eagle vs Chuck Karbo
Bennie Matta vs Gino Brando

8/10/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bennie Matta & Chief Little Eagle vs Chuck Karbo & Great Bolo
Gino Brando vs Mark Starr
Chief Little Eagle vs Chuck Karbo

8/10/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Nelson Royal
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Alex Medina vs Mike Gallagher
Karl Gotch vs Tom Bradley

8/11/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
3 out of 5 falls: Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Alex Medina vs Nelson Royal
Gino Brando vs Karl Gotch

8/11/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Chief Little Eagle vs Great Bolo
Bennie Matta vs Chuck Karbo

8/12/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Karl Gotch vs Tom Bradley

8/12/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Texas rules, ring surrounded by steel fence: Great Bolo vs Mike Gallagher
Bobby Graham vs Nicoli Volkoff
Alex Medina vs Jerry Kozak

8/13/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Texas rules, winner take all: Great Bolo vs Mike Gallagher
Alex Medina vs Nelson Royal
Babs Wingo vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Chuck Karbo vs Karl Gotch

8/14/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Great Bolo & Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Karl Gotch vs Tom Bradley
Alex Medina vs Pete Bazookis

8/15/64 Hope, AR (Hope Fair Park)
Fran Gravette & Tom Bradley vs Jerry Kozak & Maria DeLeon
Jerry Kozak vs Tom Bradley
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon

8/17/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bennie Matta vs Great Bolo
Ann Casey vs Fran Gravette
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Tom Bradley

8/17/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Match won’t be stopped for blood: Jerry Kozak vs Nelson Royal
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Chuck Karbo vs Karl Gotch
Gino Brando vs Mike Gallagher

8/18/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Texas rules: Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Chuck Karbo

8/18/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Chief Little Eagle vs Great Bolo
Ann Casey vs Fran Gravette
Bennie Matta vs Tom Bradley

8/19/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Buddy Allen & Karl Gotch vs Nelson Royal & Tom Bradley
Karl Gotch vs Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen vs Tom Bradley

8/19/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Bobby Graham vs Mike Gallagher
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Alex Medina vs Jerry Kozak

8/20/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Texas rules, winner take all: Great Bolo vs Mike Gallagher
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Alex Medina & Karl Gotch vs Nelson Royal & Tom Bradley

8/21/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Great Bolo & Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Alex Medina vs Tom Bradley
Buddy Allen vs Gino Brando

8/22/64 Hope, AR (Hope Fair Park)
Fritz Kruger & Great Bolo vs Gino Brando & Oni Wiki Wiki
Fritz Kruger vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Gino Brando vs Great Bolo

8/22/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Jerry Kozak vs Nelson Royal
Babs Wingo vs Sweet Georgia Brown
Chief Little Eagle vs Chuck Karbo

8/24/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Mike Gallagher
Chief Little Eagle vs Chuck Karbo
Jerry Kozak vs Tom Bradley

8/24/64 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Bill Miller vs Pat O'Connor
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Joe Tangaro
Karl Gotch vs Nicoli Volkoff
Alex Medina vs Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta vs Buddy Allen
NOTE: This card was a fund-raiser for the U.S. Olympic team

8/25/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Jerry Kozak vs Nelson Royal
Karl Gotch vs Nicoli Volkoff
Buddy Allen vs Chuck Karbo
Alex Medina vs Gino Brando

8/25/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Great Bolo vs Mike Gallagher
Chief Little Eagle vs Tom Bradley

8/26/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
3 out of 5 falls: Karl Gotch vs Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta vs Tom Bradley

8/26/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Gino Brando vs Jack Donovan
Buddy Allen vs Nicoli Volkoff

8/27/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Buddy Allen & Jerry Kozak & Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal & Tom Bradley
Karl Gotch vs Tom Bradley
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal

8/28/64 Ava, MO (Fairgrounds)
Ann Casey & Red McKim vs Fran Gravette & Tom Bradley
Red McKim vs Tom Bradley
Ann Casey vs Fran Gravette

8/28/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Great Bolo & Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Jerry Kozak
Buddy Allen vs Chuck Karbo
Bennie Matta vs Gino Brando

8/29/64 Hope, AR (Fair Park Coliseum)
Great Bolo & Mighty Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki & Red McKim
Great Bolo vs Oni Wiki Wiki
Mighty Bolo vs Red McKim

8/29/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Alex Medina & Jerry Kozak vs Jack Donovan & Stan Pulaski
Gino Brando vs Nelson Royal
Plus 2 other bouts

8/31/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Winner take all: Great Bolo vs Mike Gallagher
Bennie Matta vs Tom Bradley
Alex Medina vs Chuck Karbo

8/31/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Jack Donovan & Nelson Royal vs Jerry Kozak & Karl Gotch
Bill Watts vs Stan Pulaski
Buddy Allen vs Chief Little Eagle
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak

9/1/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Buddy Allen & Karl Gotch vs Jack Donovan & Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta vs Chief Little Eagle

9/1/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Texas rules: Great Bolo vs Mike Gallagher
Alex Medina vs Tom Bradley

9/2/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Karl Gotch & Red McKim vs Nelson Royal & Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

9/2/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim
Bennie Matta vs Gino Brando

9/3/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Gino Brando vs Karl Gotch
Chief Little Eagle vs Mike Gallagher

9/4/64 Fayetteville, AR (Fayetteville Youth Center)
Fran Gravette & Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak & Maria DeLeon
Plus 2 other bouts

9/4/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Bill Watts & Karl Gotch vs Nelson Royal & Stan Pulaski
Chief Little Eagle vs Tom Bradley
Bennie Matta vs Buddy Allen

9/5/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Karl Gotch vs Stan Pulaski
Alex Medina & Jerry Kozak vs Chuck Karbo & Mike Gallagher
Plus 2 other bouts

9/7/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Alex Medina & Maria DeLeon & Tom Bradley vs Chuck Karbo & Fran Gravette & Great Bolo
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon
Great Bolo vs Tom Bradley
Alex Medina vs Chuck Karbo

9/7/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Bill Watts & Buddy Allen vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta vs Gino Brando
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal

9/8/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Karl Gotch vs Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen vs Gino Brando

9/8/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Alex Medina & Maria DeLeon vs Chuck Karbo & Fran Gravette
Great Bolo vs Tom Bradley
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon
Alex Medina vs Chuck Karbo

9/9/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Karl Gotch & Red McKim vs Mike Gallagher & Tom Bradley
Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher
Red McKim vs Tom Bradley

9/9/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta vs Gino Brando

9/10/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Great Bolo vs Stan Pulaski
Bennie Matta vs Buddy Allen

9/11/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Bill Watts vs Hiro Matsuda
Jerry Kozak & Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon
Alex Medina vs Tom Bradley

9/12/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Buddy Allen vs Hiro Matsuda
Bennie Matta vs Mike Gallagher
Chuck Karbo vs Ken Hill

9/12/64 Morris, OK (Morris School Gym)
Fran Gravette & Great Bolo vs Jerry Kozak & Maria DeLeon
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon
Great Bolo vs Jerry Kozak

9/14/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Jerry Kozak vs Tom Bradley
Alex Medina & Tiny Bell vs Chuck Karbo & Pee Wee Lopez
Alex Medina vs Chuck Karbo

9/14/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Fran Gravette & Nelson Royal vs Karl Gotch & Maria DeLeon
Bennie Matta vs Buddy Allen

9/15/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Hiro Matsuda vs Karl Gotch
Buddy Allen & Maria DeLeon vs Fran Gravette & Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta vs Mike Gallagher
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal

9/15/64 Monroe, LA (Sports Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Tom Bradley
Alex Medina & Tiny Bell vs Chuck Karbo & Pee Wee Lopez
Pee Wee Lopez vs Tiny Bell
Alex Medina vs Chuck Karbo

9/16/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Alex Medina vs Karl Gotch

9/16/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal
Bennie Matta & Maria DeLeon vs Fran Gravette & Tom Bradley
Bennie Matta vs Tom Bradley

9/17/64 El Dorado, AR (Rodgers Junior High School Gym)
Chuck Karbo & Fran Gravette vs Jerry Kozak & Maria DeLeon
Fran Gravette vs Maria DeLeon
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak

9/17/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Gino Brando

9/18/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Buddy Allen & Tiny Bell vs Mike Gallagher & Pee Wee Lopez
Karl Gotch vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Gordo Chihuahua

9/19/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Karl Gotch vs Nelson Royal
Gordo Chihuahua vs Ken Hill

9/21/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Alex Medina vs Mike Gallagher
Gordo Chihuahua vs Tom Bradley

9/21/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen & Tiny Bell vs Jack Donovan & Pee Wee Lopez
Karl Gotch vs Lon Stuart
Plus 1 other bout

9/22/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Buddy Allen & Tiny Bell vs Nelson Royal & Pee Wee Lopez
Jack Donovan vs Karl Gotch

9/22/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Tom Bradley
Alex Medina vs Gordo Chihuahua

9/23/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Jack Donovan & Lon Stuart & Pee Wee Lopez vs Jerry Kozak & Karl Gotch & Tiny Bell
Jerry Kozak vs Lon Stuart
Pee Wee Lopez vs Tiny Bell
Jack Donovan vs Karl Gotch

9/23/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Mike Gallagher vs Red McKim
Buddy Allen vs Tom Bradley

9/24/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Hiro Matsuda vs Karl Gotch
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina & Tiny Bell vs Jack Donovan & Pee Wee Lopez

9/25/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Jerry Kozak vs Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen vs Jack Donovan
Alex Medina vs Lon Stuart
Chuck Karbo vs Gordo Chihuahua

9/26/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, special referee Al Lovelock: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Chuck Karbo vs Karl Gotch
Buddy Allen & Tiny Bell vs Mike Gallagher & Pee Wee Lopez

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