The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 21 (Q4 1964)

Welcome to Chapter 21 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) Frequent Partners & Frequent Opponents, which let you see who a wrestler was teaming up with on a regular basis (if any) and who they were regularly wrestling against in meaningful matches high up on the cards
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)
Chapter 20 (Q3 1964)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 21 (Q4 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)

AL VELASCO – Usually billed as Alvaro Velasco, he competed in Mexico and the southern part of the U.S. for over 20 years. Later in his career, he teamed up with Tony Gonzalez as a version of the Medics, and also wore a mask as The Challenger for Ann Gunkel.

COUSIN ALFRED – Teamed here with Willie Garrett as the latest version of the Scufflin’ Hillbillies. Previously, he had served as manager for a couple of earlier versions of the team, which originally consisted of Chuck Conley & Rip Collins and later included Garrett and Vic Nichols.

KEN LUCAS – Best remembered as a long-time babyface in Gulf Coast (among other territories) and the trainer and early tag team partner of Ricky Morton, you may be surprised to learn he wrestled as a heel in a few different places in the 60s. He wrestled in Amarillo earlier in the year, then spent a few months in Arizona before coming here. He held tag team titles with numerous different partners over the years, including the aforementioned Morton, Dennis Hall, Chris Lucas (Paul Christy), Mike DiBiase, and Sputnik Monroe among others.

JOHN GUDISKI – There are records of a John Gudiski competing from 1934 to 1942 for various promoters, including Jack Pfefer, Al Haft, and Fred Kohler. Then, in 1963, the name shows up again for a few years wrestling in Mid-Atlantic, Florida, Arizona, and here. While it is entirely possible that it’s the same person with a twenty-year gap in their career (and there’s always a remote possibility that they competed under a different name during that time), it is more likely that these are two different people, though I have no evidence one way or another. The Gudiski that wrestled in the 30s and 40s would have been in his late 40s by 1964, and an article in a North Carolina newspaper in 1964 referred to Gudiski as a “newcomer”. This in my eyes makes it slightly more likely that it’s two different people, as it seems odd to refer to someone in their mid-40s as a newcomer even if they’d never wrestled in that particular area before. In 1941, an article in the Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle mentions professional wrestler John Gudiski being stationed as a draftee in the Army in the DEML section. Per my googling, DEML stands for Detached Enlisted Men’s List, and often referred to enlisted men assigned to the US Military Academy; an educated guess would be that he became a wrestling and/or combat instructor for the Army.

TIM WOODS – George Burrell Woodin was born in either Charlotte, NC or Utica, NY (depending on the source). He had a successful collegiate wrestling career at Michigan State, finishing second in his weight class at the NCAA tournament in 1958 and 1959. He debuted as a pro in 1963, wrestling for the WWWF for about a year before several-month stints in Florida and Mid-Atlantic. He came here in mid-November and stayed through the following April. Later in 1964, Joe Dusek gave him the gimmick that would make him famous, the masked Mr. Wrestling.

RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Angelo Savoldi, Jack Humberto, Mike Clancy, Torbellino Blanco, and Willie Garrett

OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Bill Watts, Tiny Smith, and Wild Red Berry

PART-TIMERS OR JUST PASSING THROUGH
Bob Clay, Chuck Grogan, Cowboy Emerson, Mighty Hercules (this may have been Bobby Graham doing a one-off appearance but I’m not positive), Mister X, Oni Wiki Wiki, Red McKim, and Ted (aka Tiger) Naifeh

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Fran Gravette, Jessica Rogers, Linda Carroll, Mary Rogers, and Mrs Jack Donovan
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .51

FEMALE LITTLE PEOPLE
Baby Cheryl and Doll Paige
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .58

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
Hiro Matsuda began the fourth quarter as champion, having held the title since July 11th when he beat Danny Hodge in Tampa. Both Matsuda and Hodge came here in August, with Hodge angling for a rematch on his “home turf”. Meanwhile, another former champion, Angelo Savoldi, returned here for the first time since 1960, when he originally had dropped the title to Hodge (and yet another former champ, Mike Clancy, returned to the area the same week as Savoldi). In what reads like a pretty basic yet effective storyline, just as it seemed Hodge was on the verge of regaining the title, Savoldi swooped in and beat Matsuda to win it on November 13th in Oklahoma City. This would then lead to Hodge chasing Savoldi for the remainder of the year.

MISSOURI JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
The title, last held by Karol Krauser, was declared vacant at some point after he passed away in September. A one-night tournament was held in Springfield on November 11th, with Hodge beating Lon Stuart in the finals. In promoting the tournament, it was also announced that the winner would get a World Junior Heavyweight title shot the following week. In yet another simple twist to Hodge’s “chasing Matsuda” storyline, Matsuda’s title loss came in between these two shows, turning Hodge’s presumptive title shot on the 18th into a non-title match vs Matsuda.

SOUTHWEST TAG TEAM TITLES
These were last acknowledged in August, when Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal won them from Jerry Kozak & Bobby Graham. With Gallagher finishing up here in late October, it seems these titles were ‘future endeavored’ for the time being.

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ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Danny Hodge and Hiro Matsuda/Angelo Savoldi, 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.

The details surrounding this feud are described in the ‘Champions & Known Title Changes’ section above. For this feud, we’re looking at all singles matches between any combination of Hodge, Matsuda, and Savoldi through the end of ’64.

JOPLIN
11/14/64 This was originally advertised as Hodge vs Matsuda for the title. With Savoldi winning the belt the night before, it was changed to Hodge vs Savoldi in a title match, which Hodge won by disqualification when Savoldi threw him over the top rope in the second fall (Hodge had won the first fall by pin)
11/21/64 Savoldi defending the title against Matsuda; no results available
12/19/64 Savoldi defending the title against Hodge; no results available

LITTLE ROCK
10/27/64 Hodge wrestled Matsuda to a 90-minute time limit draw in a title match, with each man winning one fall
11/10/64 Hodge-Matsuda title match, no time limit; results not available
11/17/64 New champ Savoldi beat Matsuda in a title match
11/24/64 Hodge beat Savoldi by disqualification in a title match; they used the same over-the-top-rope finish that they did in Joplin ten days earlier

OKLAHOMA CITY
10/30/64 Hodge wrestled Matsuda to a 90-minute time limit draw in a title match, with each man winning one fall
11/6/64 Matsuda defended the title against Hodge; according to newspaper accounts, Hodge was knocked unconscious in the third fall when both men fell off the top rope, with Hodge landing on his head with Matsuda on top of him
11/13/64 Savoldi beat Matsuda to win the title
11/20/64 Savoldi beat Matsuda in a title match

SPRINGFIELD
11/4/64 Hodge wrestled Matsuda to a 90-minute time limit draw in a title match, with each man winning one fall
11/18/64 Hodge beat Matsuda in what had originally been scheduled as a title match, but became non-title when Matsuda lost the belt five days earlier
12/2/64 Savoldi beat Hodge in a title match when Hodge had picked up Savoldi but stumbled backwards and ended up being pinned
12/9/64 Savoldi beat Hodge by countout in a title match; in the third fall, both men were fighting on the ring apron when Hodge knocked Savoldi back into the ring just before the ten count

TULSA
10/19/64 Matsuda beat Hodge in a title match, winning the second and third falls after Hodge won the first
11/9/64 Hodge vs Matsuda title match, special referee Great Bolo; results not available
11/16/64 New champ Savoldi vs Hodge in a title match; results not available
11/23/64 Savoldi beat Hodge in a title match

WICHITA FALLS
11/12/64 Hodge and Matsuda went to a time limit draw in a title match, with Matsuda stalling for time during the third fall and Hodge having him in a pinning predicament right as time expiree
11/19/64 New champ Savoldi vs Hodge in a title match; results not available
12/3/64 Savoldi vs Hodge in a title match; results not available
12/17/64 Savoldi vs Hodge in a title match; 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

9/28/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Jerry Kozak vs Tom Bradley
Karl Gotch vs Lon Stuart
Chuck Karbo vs Red McKim

9/28/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Texas rules: Great Bolo vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Jack Donovan
Buddy Allen vs Jack Humberto

9/29/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen & Karl Gotch vs Jack Donovan & Mike Gallagher
Chuck Karbo vs Jack Humberto
Buddy Allen vs Jack Donovan

9/29/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Battle royal: Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak vs Lon Stuart vs Red McKim vs Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

9/30/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak
Buddy Allen vs Great Bolo

9/30/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Alex Medina vs Nelson Royal
Chuck Karbo vs Karl Gotch

10/1/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Battle royal: Buddy Allen vs Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak vs Lon Stuart vs Mike Gallagher
Plus 2 other bouts

10/1/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Alex Medina & Karl Gotch vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Plus 2 other bouts

10/2/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen & Karl Gotch vs Jack Donovan & Mike Gallagher
Jerry Kozak vs Tom Bradley
Jack Humberto vs Lon Stuart

10/3/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Great Bolo vs Karl Gotch
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim

10/5/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
No referee, no holds barred: Jerry Kozak vs Tom Bradley
Great Bolo vs Lon Stuart
Jack Humberto vs Ted Naifeh

10/5/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Two referees: Danny Hodge & Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen vs Jack Donovan
Alex Medina vs Chuck Karbo
Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher

10/6/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Buddy Allen & Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Jack Donovan vs Karl Gotch
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Plus 1 other bout

10/6/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Great Bolo & Jerry Kozak vs Lon Stuart & Tom Bradley
Jerry Kozak vs Lon Stuart
Great Bolo vs Tom Bradley

10/7/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Fran Gravette & Jerry Kozak vs Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan
Buddy Allen vs Chuck Karbo
Fran Gravette vs Mrs Jack Donovan
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak

10/7/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge & Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Jack Humberto
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Karl Gotch vs Mike Gallagher

10/8/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak
Buddy Allen vs Chuck Karbo

10/8/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Great Bolo vs Lon Stuart
Jack Humberto vs Red McKim

10/9/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
One-night tournament for future shot at Hiro Matsuda: Alex Medina vs Buddy Allen vs Chuck Karbo vs Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan vs Jack Humberto vs Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher vs Nelson Royal vs Red McKim vs Tom Bradley

10/10/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Winner take all: Great Bolo vs Nelson Royal
Fran Gravette & Tom Bradley vs Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan
Plus 2 other bouts

10/12/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs Tom Bradley
Jerry Kozak vs Lon Stuart
Fran Gravette vs Linda Carroll

10/12/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen vs Mike Gallagher
Great Bolo vs Jack Donovan
Alex Medina vs Jack Humberto

10/13/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Great Bolo vs Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen vs Jack Donovan

10/13/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Jerry Kozak
Lon Stuart vs Tom Bradley
Fran Gravette vs Linda Carroll

10/14/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan
Buddy Allen vs Lon Stuart

10/14/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Great Bolo vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Jack Humberto

10/15/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Buddy Allen vs Jack Humberto

10/15/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina & Great Bolo vs Jack Donovan & Lon Stuart
Great Bolo vs Jack Donovan
Alex Medina vs Lon Stuart

10/16/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Alex Medina vs Jack Donovan
Lon Stuart vs Tom Bradley
Buddy Allen vs Jack Humberto

10/17/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Gallagher
Great Bolo & Jerry Kozak vs Jack Donovan & Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Lon Stuart

10/19/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Battle royal: Buddy Allen vs Great Bolo vs Lon Stuart vs Nelson Royal vs Red McKim vs Ted Naifeh
Plus 3 other bouts

10/19/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak
Mike Gallagher vs Red McKim
Alex Medina vs John Gudiski
Jack Humberto vs Tom Bradley

10/20/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Great Bolo vs Hiro Matsuda
Alex Medina & Danny Hodge & Jerry Kozak vs Jack Donovan & John Gudiski & Mike Gallagher
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Alex Medina vs John Gudiski
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak

10/20/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Buddy Allen & Red McKim vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim
Buddy Allen vs Lon Stuart

10/21/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jack Donovan
Buddy Allen vs Tom Bradley

10/21/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
One-night tournament for future shot at Hiro Matsuda: Alex Medina vs Danny Hodge vs Great Bolo vs Jack Humberto vs John Gudiski vs Mike Gallagher vs Red McKim

10/22/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Buddy Allen & Red McKim vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Nelson Royal vs Red McKim
Buddy Allen vs Lon Stuart

10/22/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Great Bolo vs Hiro Matsuda
Fran Gravette & Jerry Kozak vs Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak
Fran Gravette vs Mrs Jack Donovan

10/23/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge vs Mike Gallagher
Buddy Allen & Red McKim vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs John Gudiski
Jack Humberto vs Tom Bradley
Plus 1 other bout

10/24/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Great Bolo vs Hiro Matsuda
Battle royal: Buddy Allen vs Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak vs Lon Stuart vs Nelson Royal
Plus 2 other bouts

10/26/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge & Great Bolo vs Hiro Matsuda & Lon Stuart
Alex Medina vs Jack Donovan
Great Bolo vs Lon Stuart

10/26/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Texas rules: Mike Gallagher vs Red McKim
Baby Cheryl & Buddy Allen vs Doll Paige & Nelson Royal
Jerry Kozak vs John Gudiski
Plus 1 other bout

10/27/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak
Buddy Allen vs John Gudiski
Jack Humberto vs Tom Bradley

10/27/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Great Bolo vs Lon Stuart
Alex Medina & Fran Gravette vs Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan
Alex Medina vs Jack Donovan

10/28/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Battle royal: Buddy Allen vs Jack Humberto vs Mike Gallagher vs Nelson Royal vs Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

10/28/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Great Bolo vs Hiro Matsuda
Alex Medina & Baby Cheryl vs Doll Paige & John Gudiski
Alex Medina vs John Gudiski

10/29/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Buddy Allen vs Jack Donovan
Baby Cheryl & Mary Rogers vs Doll Paige & Fran Gravette
Plus 1 other bout

10/29/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jerry Kozak
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Lon Stuart

10/30/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Baby Cheryl & John Gudiski vs Buddy Allen & Doll Paige
Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak
Alex Medina vs Mike Gallagher

10/31/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jack Donovan
Buddy Allen vs Mike Gallagher
Alex Medina & Tom Bradley vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal

11/2/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
One-night tournament for future shot at Hiro Matsuda: Al Velasco vs Buddy Allen vs Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan vs John Gudiski vs Ken Lucas vs Nelson Royal vs Red McKim vs Tom Bradley

11/3/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
One-night tournament for future shot at Hiro Matsuda: Alex Medina vs Buddy Allen vs Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan vs Jerry Kozak vs John Gudiski vs Ken Lucas vs Nelson Royal vs Tom Bradley

11/3/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Baby Cheryl & Hiro Matsuda & Lon Stuart vs Doll Paige & Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett
Hiro Matsuda vs Willie Garrett
Baby Cheryl vs Doll Paige
Cousin Alfred vs Lon Stuart

11/4/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Buddy Allen vs Jack Donovan
Al Velasco & Doll Paige vs Baby Cheryl & Nelson Royal
Baby Cheryl vs Doll Paige
Al Velasco vs Nelson Royal

11/4/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Jerry Kozak vs Ken Lucas
Al Velasco vs John Gudiski

11/5/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Tom Bradley
Lon Stuart vs Willie Garrett
Cousin Alfred vs Nelson Royal

11/5/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Danny Hodge & Jerry Kozak vs Hiro Matsuda & Ken Lucas
Baby Cheryl vs Doll Paige
Al Velasco vs John Gudiski

11/6/64 Elkins, AR (Elkins School Gym)
Baby Cheryl & Jerry Kozak vs Doll Paige & Mike Gallagher
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Gallagher
Baby Cheryl vs Doll Paige

11/6/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs John Gudiski
Al Velasco vs Ken Lucas

11/7/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Jack Donovan & John Gudiski
Baby Cheryl & Mrs Jack Donovan vs Doll Paige & Fran Gravette
Plus 2 other bouts

11/9/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs John Gudiski
Nelson Royal vs Willie Garrett

11/9/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, special referee Great Bolo: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Buddy Allen vs Ken Lucas
Al Velasco vs Jack Donovan
Tom Bradley vs Torbellino Blanco

11/10/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, no time limit: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Ken Lucas
Tom Bradley vs Torbellino Blanco

11/10/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs John Gudiski & Lon Stuart
Cousin Alfred vs John Gudiski
Lon Stuart vs Willie Garrett

11/11/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Jack Donovan
Alex Medina vs Mike Clancy

11/11/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
One-night tournament for Missouri Junior Heavyweight title: Al Velasco vs Buddy Allen vs Danny Hodge vs Ken Lucas vs Lon Stuart vs Nelson Royal vs Torbellino Blanco
NOTE: The title was declared vacant after previous champion Karol Krauser passed away in September

11/12/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Fran Gravette & Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan
Fran Gravette vs Mrs Jack Donovan
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy

11/12/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Buddy Allen vs Ken Lucas
John Gudiski vs Torbellino Blanco

11/13/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Hiro Matsuda
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Alex Medina vs Ken Lucas
Buddy Allen vs Lon Stuart
Al Velasco vs Jack Donovan

11/14/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs John Gudiski & Tom Bradley
NOTE: With Savoldi winning the Junior Heavyweight title the previous night, Hodge instead faced Savoldi in a title match while Matsuda faced Donovan

11/16/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Hiro Matsuda vs Torbellino Blanco
Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
Ken Lucas vs Mike Clancy
Alex Medina vs Tim Woods
NOTE: Results are not available, but it’s likely that they acknowledged the title change in Oklahoma City and had Savoldi defend against Hodge while Matsuda vs Blanco was non-title

11/17/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Hiro Matsuda
Nelson Royal vs Torbellino Blanco
Al Velasco vs Ken Lucas
Jack Donovan vs Tim Woods
NOTE: Savoldi was acknowledged as new champion

11/17/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Buddy Allen vs John Gudiski

11/18/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Plus 2 other bouts

11/18/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge vs Hiro Matsuda
Alex Medina vs Ken Lucas
Jack Donovan vs Torbellino Blanco

11/19/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Hiro Matsuda vs Mike Clancy
Buddy Allen vs John Gudiski

11/19/64 St. Paul, AR (High School Gym)
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Jack Donovan & Nelson Royal
Cousin Alfred vs Nelson Royal
Jack Donovan vs Willie Garrett

11/19/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
Alex Medina vs Ken Lucas
Tim Woods vs Tom Bradley
Lon Stuart vs Torbellino Blanco

11/20/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Hiro Matsuda
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Nelson Royal & Tom Bradley
John Gudiski vs Mike Clancy

11/21/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Hiro Matsuda
Danny Hodge vs Lon Stuart
Alex Medina vs Tim Woods
Al Velasco vs Jack Donovan

11/23/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Buddy Allen vs John Gudiski
Lon Stuart vs Red McKim
Al Velasco vs Alex Medina

11/23/64 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Nelson Royal & Tom Bradley
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Chuck Grogan vs Tim Woods

11/24/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Nelson Royal & Tom Bradley
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco

11/24/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Buddy Allen vs John Gudiski
Al Velasco vs Lon Stuart

11/25/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim
Alex Medina vs Tim Woods

11/25/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Danny Hodge vs Ken Lucas
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Lon Stuart vs Willie Garrett
Cousin Alfred vs Nelson Royal

11/26/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
One-night tournament for a future shot at Angelo Savoldi: Danny Hodge vs Ken Lucas vs Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal vs Tim Woods vs Torbellino Blanco

11/27/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy
Buddy Allen & Torbellino Blanco vs Ken Lucas & Lon Stuart
John Gudiski vs Tim Woods
Al Velasco vs Alex Medina

11/28/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
One-night tournament for a future shot at Angelo Savoldi: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan vs John Gudiski vs Ken Lucas vs Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal vs Tim Woods

11/30/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Buddy Allen & Oni Wiki Wiki vs John Gudiski & Nelson Royal
Al Velasco vs Tim Woods
Nelson Royal vs Oni Wiki Wiki

11/30/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Angelo Savoldi & Ken Lucas vs Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Jack Donovan & Lon Stuart
Plus 2 other bouts

12/1/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Angelo Savoldi & Ken Lucas vs Danny Hodge & Torbellino Blanco
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Jack Donovan & Lon Stuart
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Lon Stuart vs Willie Garrett

12/1/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Al Velasco & Buddy Allen vs John Gudiski & Nelson Royal
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal
Al Velasco vs John Gudiski

12/2/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Ken Lucas & Nelson Royal
Plus 2 other bouts

12/2/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Alex Medina vs Tim Woods

12/3/64 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club)
Jack Donovan & Ken Lucas vs Mike Clancy & Torbellino Blanco
Jack Donovan vs Torbellino Blanco
Ken Lucas vs Mike Clancy

12/3/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
Cousin Alfred & Willie Garrett vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
John Gudiski vs Tim Woods

12/4/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy
Danny Hodge & Torbellino Blanco vs Ken Lucas & Lon Stuart
Jack Donovan vs Tim Woods
Al Velasco vs Buddy Allen

12/5/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy & Tim Woods vs Ken Lucas & Mr X & Nelson Royal
John Gudiski vs Torbellino Blanco
Plus 1 other bout

12/7/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Buddy Allen & Danny Hodge & Jessica Rogers vs Fran Gravette & John Gudiski & Nelson Royal
Danny Hodge vs John Gudiski
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal
Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers

12/7/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Jack Donovan vs Tim Woods
Al Velasco vs Lon Stuart

12/8/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Torbellino Blanco
Ken Lucas & Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy & Tim Woods
Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy
Ken Lucas vs Tim Woods

12/8/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Buddy Allen & Danny Hodge vs John Gudiski & Nelson Royal
Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers
Plus 2 other bouts

12/964 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas rules: Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy
Fran Gravette & Nelson Royal vs Jessica Rogers & Tim Woods
Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers
Nelson Royal vs Tim Woods

12/9/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Al Velasco vs Red McKim

12/10/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Angelo Savoldi & Nelson Royal vs Danny Hodge & Tim Woods
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Buddy Allen vs John Gudiski

12/11/64 Clayton, OK (School Gym)
Mike Clancy vs Jack Donovan
Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers

12/11/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Angelo Savoldi & Lon Stuart vs Danny Hodge & Torbellino Blanco
Buddy Allen vs Ken Lucas
Nelson Royal vs Tim Woods
Al Velasco vs John Gudiski

12/12/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bob Clay & Mike Clancy vs Ken Lucas & Nelson Royal
Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan vs Jessica Rogers & Torbellino Blanco
Bob Clay vs Ken Lucas
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Jack Donovan vs Torbellino Blanco
Jessica Rogers vs Mrs Jack Donovan

12/14/64 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Danny Hodge vs John Gudiski
Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan vs Jerry London & Jessica Rogers
Plus 2 other bouts

12/14/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Angelo Savoldi & Ken Lucas vs Mike Clancy & Torbellino Blanco
Nelson Royal vs Tim Woods
Buddy Allen vs Lon Stuart
Angelo Savoldi vs Torbellino Blanco
Ken Lucas vs Mike Clancy

12/15/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Angelo Savoldi & Ken Lucas & Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy & Tim Woods & Torbellino Blanco
Al Velasco vs Nelson Royal
Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Lon Stuart vs Tim Woods

12/15/64 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge vs John Gudiski
Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan vs Jerry London & Jessica Rogers
Plus 2 other bouts

12/16/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan
Buddy Allen vs Mike Clancy
Al Velasco vs Cowboy Emerson

12/16/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Winner take all: Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Two referees, including Fran Gravette: Jessica Rogers & Tim Woods vs Mrs Jack Donovan & Nelson Royal
Nelson Royal vs Tim Woods
Jessica Rogers vs Mrs Jack Donovan

12/17/64 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal
Ken Lucas vs Tim Woods

12/18/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Angelo Savoldi & Lon Stuart vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Ken Lucas vs Torbellino Blanco
Buddy Allen vs Jack Donovan
Al Velasco vs Jerry London

12/19/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge
John Gudiski vs Tim Woods
Buddy Allen vs Nelson Royal

12/21/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Angelo Savoldi & Ken Lucas vs Bill Watts & Danny Hodge
John Gudiski vs Torbellino Blanco
Jerry London vs Nelson Royal
Plus 2 other bouts

12/22/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Two referees: Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Ken Lucas & Lon Stuart
Al Velasco vs Jerry London
Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy
Danny Hodge vs Ken Lucas

12/23/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal
Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy
Al Velasco vs John Gudiski

12/25/64 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Danny Hodge vs Ken Lucas
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy vs Lon Stuart & Nelson Royal
Al Velasco vs Torbellino Blanco
Jerry London vs John Gudiski

12/26/64 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bill Watts & Mike Clancy & Wild Red Berry vs Lon Stuart & Mighty Hercules & Nelson Royal
Bill Watts vs Mighty Hercules
Nelson Royal vs Wild Red Berry
Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy

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