The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 22 (Q1 1965)

Welcome to Chapter 22 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)
Chapter 21 (Q4 1964)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 22 (Q1 1965)

Here is the roster for the quarter. Wrestlers are listed in descending order by their average SPOT Rating during the quarter. Directly below their week-by-week SPOT Ratings is a list of their Frequent Partners and Frequent Opponents (if applicable):


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)

KURT STEIGER – Arnold Patrick began his career in the late 50s under his real name before switching it to Al Torres. He changed it again to Kurt Steiger when he came here in February. He added the “Von” at some point later in the year, though was still billed as “Kurt Steiger” in some places. He first hooked up with Karl Von Steiger (Lorne Corlett) in March 1967 in Calgary; the two teamed up regularly for most of the next 5 years, and again later in the 70s. However, before either man was a “Von Steiger”, they did team up at least once earlier in their careers. A listing for a match in Winnipeg in April 1960 has Al Torres & Lorne Corlett teaming up to face Guy Vinci & Ed Moffat.

TED NAIFEH – Naifeh primarily worked as a referee in the first half of the 60s, but also wrestled on occasion. In 1965 he began wrestling more frequently, spending several months here and then going to Arizona over the summer. He also worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Tulsa in the early part of the decade. In March 1966, Ted, also known as “Tiger” Naifeh, passed away due to an apparent heart attack at the age of 36. 

TIM TYLER – After wrestling and refereeing sporadically for a few years as Randy Roper, Tim (real name Calvin Hickman) went to Florida in October 1964 to team up with Tarzan Tyler as his “brother”. A few years later, Tim would team up with Rip Tyler (William Dean Vaughan) as another Tyler “brother” team. When Rip (and later Randy Tyler) wrestled for McGuirk in the 70s, they were initially presented as relatives of Tarzan. As for Tim, he bounced around the southern territories through 1970.


RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Frankie Cain, Joe McCarthy, Kit Fox, Lu Kim, Tony Manos, and Treach Phillips

OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

PART-TIMERS OR JUST PASSING THROUGH
Antone Leone, Larry Hamilton, Moose Evans, Mr. X (likely not anyone of note), Oni Wiki Wiki, and Tommy Peterson

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Betty Ann Spencer, Ethel Johnson, Fran Gravette, Jessica Rogers, Judy Grable, Margie Ramsey, Millie Zec, Mrs. Jack Donovan, Peggy Allen, and Sweet Georgia Brown
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .64

MALE MIDGET WRESTLERS
Chico Santana, Chief Little Hawk, Dandy Varon, Little Boy Blue, and Lord Littlebrook
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .56

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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
Angelo Savoldi held this title for the duration of the quarter.

MISSOURI JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Hodge had won this title the previous November, but it doesn’t appear to be acknowledged this quarter.

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ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Danny Hodge and Treach Phillips, 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.

In some towns, the first singles match between the two was set up by a tag match the previous week. In others, it was reported that Phillips talked his way into a match with Hodge, with the Springfield newspaper saying that Phillips called him “a skinny, pencil-necked bean pole and a pampered home town darling” to goad him into a match. In many towns, they built to a “mountaineer style” match, which is another term for a lumberjack match.

FORT SMITH
2/24 No referee (the two were on opposite sides of a tag bout the previous week, which was the setup for this match): Treach Phillips beat Danny Hodge by countout
3/3 Ring surrounded by chicken wire, 3 out of 5 falls: Hodge beat Phillips by reverse decision. Hodge was originally disqualified when the referee, who had been knocked down, thought Hodge had thrown Phillips over the top rope (the chicken wire was strewn around the ropes, as opposed to a ‘steel cage’ with a top), but the fans “forced the referee to reverse his decision”, as Phillips had actually pulled himself over the rope
3/10 10 rounds boxing: Hodge KO’d Phillips in the 5th round

WICHITA FALLS
2/25 no results available
3/25 (the two were on opposite sides of a tag bout the previous week, during which Phillips hit Hodge with a roll of nickels) no results available
4/1 Mountaineer style: no results available

OKLAHOMA CITY
3/19 Hodge beat Phillips
3/26 Ring enclosed by steel fence: Hodge beat Phillips

TULSA
3/22 Hodge beat Phillips
3/29 Mountaineer style: Hodge beat Phillips

LITTLE ROCK
3/23 Hodge beat Phillips (the newspaper account says that Phillips fled the ring every time he was in trouble, but in the third fall Hodge “literally pulled Phillips into the ring for the kill”)
3/30 Mountaineer style: Hodge beat Phillips

SPRINGFIELD
3/24 Hodge beat Phillips

MONROE
4/6 Mountaineer style: 

SHREVEPORT
4/12 no results available

JOPLIN
4/25 Hodge beat Phillips. After the match Phillips “grabbed a chair and floored the champ from behind”. It was reported that some fans entered the ring to go after Phillips but were chased out by police.

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

12/28/64 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena) 
Texas rules, loser leave town: Danny Hodge vs Ken Lucas 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown 
Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy 
Frankie Cain vs Nelson Royal 
NOTE: Hodge beat Lucas in the loser leave town match here, the next night in Little Rock, and the night after that in Springfield
 
12/29/64 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Texas rules, loser leave town: Danny Hodge vs Ken Lucas 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown 
John Gudiski vs Tim Woods 
Jerry London vs Nelson Royal 
 
12/30/64 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
Frankie Cain & Mike Clancy vs John Gudiski & Lon Stuart 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown 
Frankie Cain vs Lon Stuart 
John Gudiski vs Mike Clancy 
 
12/30/64 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Texas rules, loser leave town: Danny Hodge vs Ken Lucas 
Nelson Royal vs Tim Woods 
Al Velasco vs Torbellino Blanco 
 
1/1/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
10 rounds boxing: Danny Hodge vs John Gudiski 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown 
Lon Stuart vs Torbellino Blanco 
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London 
Al Velasco vs Frankie Cain 
 
1/2/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal 
Tim Woods vs Torbellino Blanco 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Ethel Johnson 
Al Velasco vs John Gudiski 

1/4/65 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena) 
Loser leave town, no referee: Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal 
Betty Ann Spencer & Jack Donovan vs Frankie Cain & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Jerry London vs Torbellino Blanco 
John Gudiski vs Kit Fox 
NOTE: Hodge won the loser leave town match here and on the following two nights in Little Rock and Springfield
 
1/5/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Loser leave town: Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal 
Betty Ann Spencer & Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Lon Stuart vs Tim Woods 
 
1/6/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy 
Frankie Cain vs John Gudiski 
Al Velasco vs Tim Woods 
 
1/6/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Loser leave town, no referee: Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown 
Jerry London vs Torbellino Blanco 
Kit Fox vs Lon Stuart 
 
1/7/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
Danny Hodge vs Nelson Royal 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Ethel Johnson 
Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy 
Al Velasco vs John Gudiski 
 
1/8/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Danny Hodge vs Torbellino Blanco 
Betty Ann Spencer & Jack Donovan vs Sweet Georgia Brown & Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain vs Nelson Royal 
Al Velasco vs Lon Stuart 
 
1/9/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
Ring enclosed with steel fence, winner take all: Mike Clancy vs Nelson Royal 
John Gudiski vs Tim Woods 
Al Velasco vs Jerry London 
Frankie Cain vs Mr X 

1/11/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy 
Chico Santana vs Dandy Varon 
Mr X vs Torbellino Blanco 
 
1/11/65 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena) 
Danny Hodge vs Lon Stuart 
John Gudiski vs Red McKim 
Larry Hamilton vs Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain vs Jerry London 
 
1/12/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Danny Hodge vs Lon Stuart 
John Gudiski vs Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain vs Jerry London 
 
1/12/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy 
Chico Santana & Torbellino Blanco vs Dandy Varon & Mr X 
Plus 2 other bouts 
 
1/13/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan vs Jessica Rogers & Mike Clancy 
Frankie Cain vs Tim Woods 
Jack Donovan vs Mike Clancy 
Jessica Rogers vs Mrs Jack Donovan 
 
1/13/63 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Danny Hodge vs Lon Stuart 
Chico Santana & John Gudiski vs Dandy Varon & Jerry London 
Chico Santana vs Dandy Varon 
Jerry London vs John Gudiski 
 
1/14/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy 
Betty Ann Spencer & Jack Donovan vs Frankie Cain & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown 
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan 
 
1/15/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Lon Stuart vs Mike Clancy 
Chico Santana & Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers & Little Boy Blue 
Jack Donovan vs Kit Fox 
Jerry London vs Tim Woods 
 
1/16/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
John Gudiski vs Mike Clancy 
Betty Ann Spencer & Chico Santana vs Dandy Varon & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Lon Stuart vs Torbellino Blanco 

1/18/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Jack Donovan vs Torbellino Blanco 
Kit Fox vs Treach Phillips 
Red McKim vs Ted Naifeh 
 
1/18/65 Tulsa, OK (Assembly Center) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy 
10 rounds boxing: Danny Hodge vs John Gudiski 
Betty Ann Spencer & Chico Santana vs Dandy Varon & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Lon Stuart vs Tim Woods 
Al Velasco vs Frankie Cain 
 
1/19/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy 
10 rounds boxing: Danny Hodge vs John Gudiski 
Betty Ann Spencer & Chico Santana vs Dandy Varon & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Frankie Cain vs Tim Woods 
Plus 1 other bout 
 
1/19/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
Jack Donovan vs Torbellino Blanco 
Red McKim vs Treach Phillips 
Kit Fox vs Ted Naifeh 
 
1/20/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy 
Jack Donovan vs Kit Fox 
Jerry London vs Red McKim 
 
1/20/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
10 rounds boxing: Danny Hodge vs John Gudiski 
Betty Ann Spencer & Lon Stuart vs Sweet Georgia Brown & Tim Woods 
Al Velasco vs Frankie Cain 
Lon Stuart vs Tim Woods 
Betty Ann Spencer vs Sweet Georgia Brown 
 
1/21/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Mike Clancy 
Jack Donovan vs Torbellino Blanco 
Al Velasco & Dandy Varon vs Chico Santana & Treach Phillips 
 
1/22/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy 
Betty Ann Spencer & John Gudiski vs Frankie Cain & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Torbellino Blanco vs Treach Phillips 

1/25/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Kit Fox & Red McKim vs Ted Naifeh & Treach Phillips 
Al Velasco vs Lon Stuart 
Red McKim vs Treach Phillips 
 
1/25/65 Tulsa, OK (Assembly Center) 
Angelo Savoldi & Joe McCarthy vs Danny Hodge & Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain & Jessica Rogers vs Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan 
Jerry London vs John Gudiski 
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy 
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan 
 
1/26/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Angelo Savoldi & Joe McCarthy vs Frankie Cain & Tim Woods 
Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan vs Jerry London & Jessica Rogers 
Angelo Savoldi vs Frankie Cain 
Joe McCarthy vs Tim Woods 
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London 
Jessica Rogers vs Mrs Jack Donovan 
 
1/26/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
Al Velasco & Kit Fox & Red McKim vs Lon Stuart & Mr X & Treach Phillips 
Kit Fox vs Treach Phillips 
Lon Stuart vs Red McKim 
Al Velasco vs Mr X 
 
1/27/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
Jack Donovan & John Gudiski vs Jerry London & Kit Fox 
Betty Ann Spencer & Chico Santana vs Dandy Varon & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Chico Santana vs Dandy Varon 
John Gudiski vs Kit Fox 
 
1/27/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Angelo Savoldi & Lon Stuart vs Red McKim & Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy 
Lon Stuart vs Red McKim 
Angelo Savoldi vs Tim Woods 
 
1/28/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
Angelo Savoldi vs John Gudiski 
Jerry London vs Joe McCarthy 
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan 
Kit Fox vs Treach Phillips 
 
1/29/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
No referee: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Betty Ann Spencer & Chico Santana vs Dandy Varon & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Joe McCarthy vs Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain vs Treach Phillips 
 
1/29/65 St. Paul, AR (High School Gym) 
Fran Gravette & Mike Clancy vs Lon Stuart & Mrs Jack Donovan 
 
1/30/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs John Gudiski 
Betty Ann Spencer & Mrs Jack Donovan vs Jessica Rogers & Sweet Georgia Brown 
Jack Donovan vs Kit Fox 

2/1/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Kit Fox & Oni Wiki Wiki vs Lon Stuart & Treach Phillips 
Al Velasco vs Ted Naifeh 
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Treach Phillips 
 
2/1/65 Tulsa, OK (Assembly Center) 
No referee, no holds barred: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy 
Jessica Rogers vs Mrs Jack Donovan 
Jerry London vs Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain vs Kurt Steiger 
 
2/2/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Angelo Savoldi & Joe McCarthy vs Danny Hodge & Tim Woods 
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London 
Frankie Cain vs Kurt Steiger 
Joe McCarthy vs Tim Woods 
 
2/2/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
No referee, no holds barred: Kit Fox vs Lon Stuart 
Al Velasco vs Treach Phillips 
 
2/3/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan 
Jerry London vs Treach Phillips 
Kit Fox vs Kurt Steiger 
 
2/3/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Angelo Savoldi & Joe McCarthy vs Frankie Cain & Tim Woods 
Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers 
Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy 
Angelo Savoldi vs Tim Woods 
 
2/4/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
Angelo Savoldi & Lon Stuart vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Al Velasco vs Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain vs Jerry London 
 
2/5/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Frankie Cain & Tim Woods vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Kit Fox vs Lon Stuart 
Al Velasco vs Jerry London 
 
2/6/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
No referee, no holds barred: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Frankie Cain vs Kurt Steiger 
Tim Tyler vs Willie Garrett 
 
2/6/65 Valliant, OK (Valliant High School Gymnasium) 
Fran Gravette & Lon Stuart vs Jessica Rogers & Kit Fox 

2/8/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Kit Fox vs Treach Phillips 
Red McKim vs Tim Tyler 
Jerry London vs Ted Naifeh 
 
2/8/65 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena) 
10 rounds boxing: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy 
Kurt Steiger vs Willie Garrett 
Al Velasco vs Tim Woods 
 
2/9/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
No referee, no holds barred: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy 
Kurt Steiger vs Willie Garrett 
Al Velasco vs Tim Woods 
 
2/9/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Red McKim vs Treach Phillips 
Kit Fox vs Ted Naifeh 
Jerry London vs Tim Tyler 
 
2/10/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge 
Jerry London & Kit Fox vs Kurt Steiger & Treach Phillips 
Plus 2 other bouts 
 
2/10/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Texas rules: Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy 
Jack Donovan & Mrs Jack Donovan vs Jessica Rogers & Tim Woods 
Jack Donovan vs Tim Woods 
Jessica Rogers vs Mrs Jack Donovan 
 
2/11/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Joe McCarthy 
Tim Woods vs Treach Phillips 
Tim Tyler vs Willie Garrett 
 
2/12/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Danny Hodge 
Frankie Cain & Tim Woods vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Kit Fox vs Tim Tyler 
Jerry London vs Kurt Steiger 
 
2/13/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
Jack Donovan & Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips vs Jerry London & Red McKim & Tim Woods 
Jack Donovan vs Tim Woods 
Jerry London vs Joe McCarthy 
Red McKim vs Treach Phillips 

2/15/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Rawhide strap match: Kit Fox vs Treach Phillips 
Tim Tyler vs Willie Garrett 
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen 
 
2/15/65 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena) 
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Frankie Cain & Tim Woods vs Joe McCarthy & Kurt Steiger 
Al Velasco vs Jerry London 
Plus 2 other bouts 
 
2/16/65 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club) 
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy 
Fran Gravette & Margie Ramsey vs Jessica Rogers & Peggy Allen 
 
2/16/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Antone Leone vs Frankie Cain 
Kurt Steiger vs Tim Woods 
 
2/16/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
Kit Fox vs Treach Phillips 
Tim Tyler vs Willie Garrett 
 
2/17/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
Danny Hodge & Kit Fox vs Kurt Steiger & Treach Phillips 
Al Velasco vs Jerry London 
Danny Hodge vs Kurt Steiger 
Kit Fox vs Treach Phillips 
 
2/17/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
No referee, no holds barred: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Joe McCarthy vs Tim Woods 
Antone Leone vs Frankie Cain 
 
2/18/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, no disqualification: Angelo Savoldi vs Joe McCarthy 
Battle royal: Danny Hodge & Jack Donovan & Kit Fox & Tim Woods & Treach Phillips & Willie Garrett 
Plus 3 other bouts 
 
2/19/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Angelo Savoldi vs Joe McCarthy 
Tim Woods vs Treach Phillips 
Frankie Cain vs Jerry London 
Kit Fox vs Kurt Steiger 
Tim Tyler vs Willie Garrett 
 
2/20/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
Tim Woods vs Treach Phillips 
Danny Hodge & Willie Garrett vs Kurt Steiger & Mr X 
Danny Hodge vs Kurt Steiger 
Mr X vs Willie Garrett 

2/22/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Al Velasco & Jessica Rogers & Willie Garrett vs Kurt Steiger & Peggy Allen & Treach Phillips 
Kurt Steiger vs Willie Garrett 
Jessica Rogers vs Peggy Allen 
Al Velasco vs Treach Phillips 
 
2/22/65 Tulsa, OK (Assembly Center) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Tim Woods 
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy 
Fran Gravette vs Millie Zec 
Frankie Cain vs Jack Donovan 
Jerry London vs Tony Manos 
 
2/23/65 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club) 
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan 
Jerry London vs Kurt Steiger 
Al Velasco vs Tim Tyler 
 
2/23/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain & Tony Manos vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Frankie Cain vs Treach Phillips 
Joe McCarthy vs Tony Manos 
 
2/23/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
Fran Gravette & Jessica Rogers vs Margie Ramsey & Peggy Allen 
Ted Naifeh vs Willie Garrett 
Plus 2 other bouts 
 
2/24/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
No referee: Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Fran Gravette & Margie Ramsey vs Jessica Rogers & Peggy Allen 
Margie Ramsey vs Peggy Allen 
Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers 
 
2/24/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
10 rounds boxing: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Jerry London vs Joe McCarthy 
Frankie Cain vs Tony Manos 
 
2/25/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Jerry London vs Kit Fox 
 
2/26/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Mountaineer style match: Angelo Savoldi vs Joe McCarthy 
Fran Gravette vs Millie Zec 
Kit Fox vs Treach Phillips 
Frankie Cain vs Tim Woods 
Jerry London vs Tony Manos 
Kurt Steiger vs Willie Garrett 
 
2/27/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Tim Woods 
Jerry London & Willie Garrett vs Kurt Steiger & Mr X 
Tim Tyler vs Tony Manos 

3/1/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Kurt Steiger vs Willie Garrett 
Jack Donovan vs Red McKim 
Al Velasco vs Ted Naifeh 
 
3/1/65 Tulsa, OK (Assembly Center) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Tim Woods 
Joe McCarthy vs Tony Manos 
Jerry London vs Treach Phillips 
Frankie Cain vs Lu Kim 
 
3/2/65 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club) 
10 rounds boxing: Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan 
Al Velasco vs Lu Kim 
Jerry London vs Tim Woods 
 
3/2/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Angelo Savoldi vs Joe McCarthy 
Frankie Cain vs Treach Phillips 
Tim Tyler vs Tony Manos 
 
3/2/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
Kurt Steiger & Ted Naifeh vs Red McKim & Willie Garrett 
Plus 2 other bouts 
 
3/3/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
Ring surrounded by chicken wire, 3 out of 5 falls: Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Jack Donovan vs Willie Garrett 
Jerry London vs Lu Kim 
 
3/4/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
No referee, no holds barred: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Kurt Steiger & Treach Phillips vs Tim Woods & Tony Manos 
Plus 2 other bouts 
 
3/5/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Danny Hodge & Mystery Partner vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Angelo Savoldi vs Frankie Cain 
Tim Woods vs Tony Manos 
Lu Kim vs Tim Tyler 
NOTE: Duke Hoffman was the mystery partner 
 
3/6/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees, no disqualification: Angelo Savoldi vs Tim Woods 
Fran Gravette vs Millie Zec 
Kurt Steiger vs Mr X 
Al Velasco vs Red McKim 

3/8/65 Tulsa, OK (Assembly Center) 
Mountaineer style: Angelo Savoldi vs Joe McCarthy 
Frankie Cain vs Treach Phillips 
Lu Kim vs Willie Garrett 
Kurt Steiger vs Tony Manos 
 
3/9/65 Hot Springs, AR (Boys Club) 
Battle royal: Al Velasco & Frankie Cain & Kurt Steiger & Lu Kim & Tim Woods 
Plus 2 other bouts 
 
3/9/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Mountaineer style: Angelo Savoldi vs Joe McCarthy 
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan 
Treach Phillips vs Willie Garrett 
Jerry London vs Tony Manos 
 
3/9/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
Texas rules: Kurt Steiger vs Red McKim 
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Ted Naifeh 
 
3/10/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
10 rounds boxing: Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Fran Gravette & Lu Kim vs Frankie Cain & Jessica Rogers 
Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers 
Frankie Cain vs Lu Kim 
 
3/10/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Battle royal: Al Velasco & Angelo Savoldi & Jack Donovan & Joe McCarthy & Tim Woods & Tony Manos & Willie Garrett 
Plus 3 other bouts 
 
3/11/65 Lawton, OK (National Guard Armory) 
Danny Hodge vs Jack Donovan 
Fran Gravette vs Jessica Rogers 
Al Velasco vs Jerry London 
 
3/11/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
Winner take all, 3 out of 5 falls: Tim Woods vs Treach Phillips 
Lu Kim vs Tony Manos 
Kurt Steiger vs Willie Garrett 
 
3/12/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
"Hodge risks $1000 to get McCarthy": Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy 
Tim Woods vs Treach Phillips 
Kurt Steiger vs Tony Manos 
Alex Medina vs Lu Kim 
Frankie Cain vs Jerry London 
 
3/13/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, no disqualification, two referees: Angelo Savoldi vs Tim Woods 
Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy 
Jerry London vs Red McKim 
Al Velasco vs Tommy Peterson 

3/15/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Jerry London vs Ted Naifeh 
Oni Wiki Wiki vs Red McKim 
 
3/15/65 Tulsa, OK (Assembly Center) 
Danny Hodge & mystery partner vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Lu Kim vs Tony Manos 
Frankie Cain vs Tim Woods 
Alex Medina vs Kurt Steiger 
NOTE: The mystery partner was Moose Evans 
 
3/16/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Danny Hodge & mystery partner vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Kurt Steiger vs Tony Manos 
Alex Medina vs Lu Kim 
NOTE: The mystery partner was Moose Evans 
 
3/16/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Angelo Savoldi vs Red McKim 
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London 
 
3/17/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Lu Kim vs Tim Woods 
Al Velasco vs Frankie Cain 
 
3/17/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Danny Hodge & mystery partner vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Kurt Steiger vs Willie Garrett 
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy 
Hodge's mystery partner vs Treach Phillips 
NOTE: The mystery partner was Moose Evans 
 
3/18/65 Lawton, OK (National Guard Armory) 
Battle royal: Al Velasco & Jack Donovan & Lu Kim & Ted Naifeh & Tony Manos & Willie Garrett 
Plus 3 other bouts 
 
3/18/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
Danny Hodge & Tim Woods vs Joe McCarthy & Treach Phillips 
Jessica Rogers vs Judy Grable 
Plus 2 other bouts 
 
3/19/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Angelo Savoldi vs Tony Manos 
Alex Medina vs Joe McCarthy 
Frankie Cain vs Lu Kim 
 
3/20/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
Danny Hodge & Jerry London vs Jack Donovan & Joe McCarthy 
Jessica Rogers vs Millie Zec 
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy 
Jack Donovan vs Jerry London 

3/22/65 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Red McKim vs Tommy Peterson 
Al Velasco vs Kurt Steiger 
 
3/22/65 Tulsa, OK (Assembly Center) 
Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Chief Little Hawk & Willie Garrett vs Joe McCarthy & Lord Littlebrook 
Lu Kim vs Tony Manos 
Alex Medina vs Frankie Cain 
 
3/23/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium) 
Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Chief Little Hawk & Tony Manos vs Kurt Steiger & Lord Littlebrook 
Joe McCarthy vs Tim Woods 
 
3/23/65 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, "disquaification will not decide a winner": Angelo Savoldi vs Red McKim 
Al Velasco vs Jack Donovan 
 
3/24/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena) 
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Angelo Savoldi vs Jack Donovan 
Chief Little Hawk & Willie Garrett vs Lord Littlebrook & Lu Kim 
Lu Kim vs Willie Garrett 
Chief Little Hawk vs Lord Littlebrook 
 
3/24/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 
Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Joe McCarthy vs Tony Manos 
Alex Medina vs Frankie Cain 
 
3/25/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena) 
Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Joe McCarthy vs Tim Woods 
Chief Little Hawk vs Lord Littlebrook 
 
3/26/65 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum) 
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Danny Hodge vs Treach Phillips 
Angelo Savoldi vs Tony Manos 
Chief Little Hawk & Frankie Cain vs Joe McCarthy & Lord Littlebrook 
Alex Medina vs Kurt Steiger 
 
3/27/65 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall) 
Angelo Savoldi vs Joe McCarthy 
Frankie Cain vs Treach Phillips 
Chief Little Hawk vs Lord Littlebrook 
Jerry London vs Tim Woods 

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