Showing posts from November, 2021

Charting the Territories Nov '21: Thankful for Wrestling

On the latest episode of Charting the Territories, Thunderbolt Patterson was thankful he got into pro wrestling ... Don Jardine was thankful that Gary Hart was a comic book fan ... Swede Hanson was thankful George Scott always kept him in mind ... and we are thankful for all of our listeners! Tune in as Al Getz and Jon Boucher talk turkey regarding pro wrestling in the territorial era.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling: Q4 1973

Here’s a look at the 4th quarter of 1973 in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling. We look at the talent roster, title histories, the big feuds in the territory, and a schedule of all known house shows. I’d like to thank Dick Bourne and Mark Eastridge of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway for providing the bulk of the house show records I used to compile this data. The Gateway, which is updated regularly by David Chappell, is an invaluable resource. I strongly encourage you to visit (and bookmark!) it:

Wrestling History Mysteries Case #3: The Curious Case of Mr Szabo (Part III)

The latest episode of Wrestling History Mysteries is Part III of "The Curious Case of Mr. Szabo", a multi-part series in which I attempt to uncover the identity of a masked wrestler who worked for Leroy McGuirk in February & March, 1963.

The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 24 (Q3 1965)

Welcome to Chapter 24 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.

McGuirk Wrestling Territory: Q4 1977

In the 4th quarter of 1977, Murdoch splits with Akbar, Doctor X cuts Pork Chop from his diet, a “wonderful” former football standout debuts, and more!