Jarrett Wrestling Territory: Q3 1977

This is a special look at the Jarrett wrestling territory in the 3rd quarter of 1977. From time to time, we will look at territories that I don’t normally cover on this blog; think of them as “Uncharted Territories”.


Here is the roster for the quarter. Wrestlers are listed in descending order by their average SPOT Rating during the quarter:



TALENT ROSTER

The top stars in the territory at this time were babyfaces Bill Dundee, Paul Orndorff, Rocky Johnson, Tommy Rich, Pat Barrett, Plowboy Frazier (Stan “Uncle Elmer” Frazier), Cowboy Bob Ellis, Norvell Austin, and Robert Gibson and heels Jerry Lawler, Samoans Tio & Tapu, The Hollywood Blondes (Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts; Dick was Laurie Hey, real-life brother of Buddy Roberts), Phil Hickerson, Leroy Brown, Brute Bernard, the Angel (Frank Morrell), and Dennis Condrey.

Further down the cards we have babyfaces Bruce Swayze, Tommy Gilbert, Jim Garvin, Terry Gordy, Arman Hussian, and Sylvester Ritter (the future Junkyard Dog) and heels the Exterminators (Butch Malone & Jim Dalton), Doctor X (Jim Osborne), Ratamyus (Billy Howard), and Jerry Novak (who first worked under a hood as babyface the Gladiator and then worked without the mask as a heel).

Part-timers included main-eventers Jimmy Valiant and Mr. Wrestling. 
Valiant was originally brought in just for the Southern title tournament on September 19th in Memphis. However, he got over so strongly during his first-round match against Dundee that they called an audible and ended up having him win the tournament. He would then work here part-time while finishing up his run in Indianapolis for Dick the Bruiser.
Mr. Wrestling was Dick Steinborn. Numerous newspaper ads and programs referred to him as “Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods”, but this was done as part of an angle that never came to fruition. The plan had been for Mr. Wrestling II (Johnny Walker) to come to the territory and reveal that the “Mr. Wrestling” here was an imposter, leading to Woods coming in for real. But that never transpired for whatever reason, and they slowly dropped any references to this version of Mr. Wrestling being Woods. Steinborn has confirmed this in interviews, and it’s also been corroborated by documents filed with the Tennessee Athletic Commission.

Other notable part-timers were Scott Casey, the Riddler (David Schultz), Jerry Bryant, Mike Stark (who in 1984 was the first wrestler to portray Lord Humongous), and Chief Bold Eagle (Bob Boyer).

OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Jack Brisco
Jack was booked to participate in a tournament on September 19th to crown a new Southern champion in the wake of Jerry Lawler’s “retirement.” Detailed results from the tournament are not available, so it is unknown who he wrestled against.

PART-TIMERS OR JUST PASSING THROUGH
Doctor Frank, Eddie Marlin, Johnny Starr, King Cobra (Jimmy Kimball), Mark Starr, Mike Pappas, Ricky Gibson, Terry Gibbs, and William Stone
Additionally, Bob Armstrong, Mr. Knoxville (Ron Garvin), Robert Fuller, Ron Fuller, and Tony Charles were booked on some of the cards in Jackson, TN. For several weeks, Jackson featured wrestlers from both the Jarrett and Fuller booking offices.

MALE LITTLE PERSONS
Lord Littlebrook and Wee Willie Wilson
Ted’s average SPOT Rating here was a .47

MANAGERS
Mickey Poole managed several of the heels at various times, including Jerry Lawler, Leroy Brown, Ratamyus, and the Samoans
Homer O’Dell managed the Angel & Brute Bernard

OTHERS
Tommy Marlin, typically a referee by this point, wrestled one match teaming up with Cowboy Bob Ellis to face Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole

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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

(Some or all of the below title changes that happened in Memphis were repeated in Louisville and Evansville, and possibly other towns as well, in later weeks.)

SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Paul Orndorff was champ at the beginning of the quarter. Jerry Lawler won the title on July 18th in Memphis. Bill Dundee won the title on August 1st, then Lawler regained it on August 22nd, both in Memphis. On August 29th, Dundee won the title in Memphis. Lawler regained it either on September 6th or 13th in Memphis. Lawler then “retired”, and Jimmy Valiant won a one-night tournament on September 19th to win the title.
(In Louisville, Mr. Wrestling won the title tournament held on September 25th, with Valiant defeating him to win it nine days later.)

SOUTHERN TAG TEAM TITLES
Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson were the champions at the beginning of the quarter. Cowboy Bob Ellis & Jim Garvin (who subbed for Tommy Gilbert) won the titles on July 4th in Memphis. The Hollywood Blondes won the titles on July 25th in Memphis. Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett won the titles on August 15th in Memphis and the Hollywood Blondes regained them a week later, also in Memphis. Austin & Barrett won them back on September 19th in Memphis.

On August 9th in Louisville, a match between the Angel & Brute Bernard and Pat Barrett & Jim Garvin was billed as for the “NWA North American Tag Team titles.” It is not known where these titles originated, which team was billed as champions, or the result of the match. This was the only time this particular title was mentioned in newspaper ads during the quarter.

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Here are the top feuds in the territory for the quarter:


ANATOMY OF A FEUD

Here’s a look at the feud between Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee, 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 is widely considered to be one of the biggest feuds in wrestling history; their earliest documented singles match was in 1975 and their last known singles bout was in 2009, 34 years later. Here, we are specifically looking at their feud in the fall of 1977. In Memphis alone, they wrestled against one another for 11 straight weeks, with a total attendance of 94,708 (average of just over 8,600 per show).
For the most detailed information about the Lawler-Dundee feud, I highly recommend Mark James’ book Memphis Wrestling History Presents: 1977 The War For Memphis

JONESBORO
7/2 No results available
7/9 Mickey Poole will be handcuffed to Cowboy Bob Ellis: No results available
7/16 Lawler will throw $500 to the crowd if he doesn’t win: No results available
9/10 No results available

MEMPHIS
7/4 $4,000 at stake (Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes): The match went to a 15-minute time limit draw; due to the stipulations, this meant Dundee technically won the match
7/11 Cage match, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes, Dundee's $4000 vs Lawler's Cadillac: The match again went to a 15-minute time limit draw, making Dundee the winner
7/18 Special added match: Lawler and Dundee went to a no-contest after fighting “all over the Coliseum”
7/25 Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac: Dundee beat Lawler
8/1 Southern title, Dundee's title & Cadillac vs Lawler's hair: Lawler beat Dundee
8/8 Cadillac at stake: Dundee beat Lawler
8/15 Southern title, Lawler's title and Mickey Poole's hair vs Dundee's Cadillac: Lawler beat Dundee
8/22 Southern title, Lawler's title & Cadillac & Mickey Poole's hair vs Dundee's hair: Dundee beat Lawler (Poole got his head shaved)
8/29 Southern title, Texas death match, Lawler's hair vs Dundee's title & Cadillac: Lawler beat Dundee
9/5 Hair vs hair, Mickey Poole in cage at ringside: Lawler beat Dundee (Bill got his head shaved)
9/13 Lawler's hair vs Dundee's wife's hair, no time limit, no disqualification: Lawler beat Dundee (Beverly Dundee got her head shaved)

LOUISVILLE
7/12 $4000 at stake, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Dundee beat Lawler
7/19 Ring enclosed in wire, Lawler's Cadillac vs Dundee's $4000, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Dundee beat Lawler
7/26 Lights out bullrope match: Dundee beat Lawler by disqualification
8/2 Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac: Dundee beat Lawler
8/9 Southern title, Dundee's belt & Cadillac at stake vs Lawler's hair, special referee Eddie Marlin, Mickey Poole barred: Lawler beat Dundee
8/16 Cadillac at stake: Dundee beat Lawler
8/23 Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac, Mickey Poole barred from ringside: Lawler beat Dundee
8/30 Southern title, Lawler's Cadillac & title vs Dundee's hair: Dundee beat Lawler

BLYTHEVILLE
7/15 No results available
7/22 No results available

EVANSVILLE
7/20 Lawler's $2000 vs Dundee's $2000, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Dundee beat Lawler
7/27 Cage match, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes, Dundee's $4000 vs Lawler's Cadillac: Dundee beat Lawler
8/3 Bullrope match: The match was “ruled no-contest because of outside interference”
8/10 Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac: Dundee beat Lawler
8/17 Southern title, Lawler's hair vs Dundee's belt & Cadillac, Mickey Poole barred from the ring: Lawler beat Dundee
8/24 Cadillac at stake: Dundee beat Lawler
8/31 Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac, Mickey Poole in a cage at ringside: Lawler and Dundee went to a no-contest
9/14 Loser leaves Evansville, no time limit, no disqualification: Lawler beat Dundee

MADISONVILLE
7/28 No results available
9/15 Southern title: No results available

JACKSON
9/8 Southern title: No results available

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

6/27/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Belt on top of ten foot pole: Jerry Lawler vs Rocky Johnson
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Ratamyus
Cage match, $1000 challenge (Brown must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes): Bill Dundee vs Leroy Brown
Southern Tag Team titles, Hickerson & Condrey will leave town if they don't regain belts: Tommy Rich & Tommy Gilbert vs Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Chief Bold Eagle & Jim Garvin
Ken Dillinger vs Sylvester Ritter

6/28/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Loser leave town: Jerry Lawler vs Rocky Johnson
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Ratamyus
Brown must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Leroy Brown vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey vs Tommy Rich & Tommy Gilbert
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Sylvester Ritter

6/29/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Belt on top of ten foot pole: Jerry Lawler vs Rocky Johnson
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Ratamyus
Leroy Brown vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles at stake: Phil Hickerson vs Tommy Rich
Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Dennis Condrey vs Jim Garvin & Tommy Gilbert & Sylvester Ritter

6/30/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Jerry Lawler vs Tommy Rich
Paul Orndorff vs Dick Steinborn
Ron Fuller vs Dr Frank
Tommy Gilbert & Bill Dundee vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Jim Garvin vs Norvell Austin

7/1/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Mickey Poole will be handcuffed to ring post: Jerry Lawler vs Paul Orndorff
Jim Garvin & Jimmy Kimball vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Igor vs Sylvester Ritter

7/2/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Eddie Marlin & Arman Hussian vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Ratamyus

7/4/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
$4,000 at stake (Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes): Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey vs Tommy Gilbert & Cowboy Bob Ellis
No time limit, no disqualification: Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle
Ratamyus vs Arman Hussian
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Paul Orndorff & Jerry Bryant
Jimmy Kimball vs Leroy Brown

7/5/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Jerry Lawler
Ring enclosed in wire, Brown must defeat Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Leroy Brown vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey vs Tommy Gilbert & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle
Ratamyus vs Arman Hussian

7/6/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Jerry Lawler
Brown must defeat Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Leroy Brown vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey vs Tommy Gilbert & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle
Ratamyus vs Arman Hussian

7/7/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Jerry Lawler vs Paul Orndorff
Ron Fuller & Dick Steinborn vs Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Tommy Gilbert & Wrestling Pro
Arman Hussian vs Ken Dillinger
Plus 1 other bout

7/8/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Tommy Gilbert & Arman Hussian & Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Tommy Gilbert & Arman Hussian vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts

7/9/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Mickey Poole will be handcuffed to Cowboy Bob Ellis: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Mike Stark vs Eddie Marlin

7/11/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Cage match, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes, Dundee's $4000 vs Lawler's Cadillac: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern title, belt vs mask: Paul Orndorff vs Igor
Handicap match: Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole
Masks at stake: Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle
No time limit: Arman Hussian vs Ratamyus
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Jerry Bryant

7/12/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Leroy Brown vs Ratamyus & Mickey Poole
$4000 at stake, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Mike Stark
Arman Hussian & Norvell Austin vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Masks at stake: Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle

7/13/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Southern title, no disqualification, Mickey Poole handcuffed to ringpost: Paul Orndorff vs Jerry Lawler
Ring enclosed in wire, Brown must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes or Lawler loses another $1000: Leroy Brown vs Bill Dundee
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Norvell Austin vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
No time limit: Arman Hussian vs Ratamyus
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle

7/14/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Paul Orndorff vs Tony Charles
Jerry Lawler vs Mr Knoxville
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Roy Lee Welch & Jim Garvin
Dick Steinborn vs King Cobra
Ron Fuller vs Leroy Brown

7/15/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Texas death match: Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle
Mike Stark vs Arman Hussian

7/16/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Lawler will throw $500 to the crowd if he does not win: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Bill Dundee & Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Jerry Lawler & Mickey Poole
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Eddie Marlin & Norvell Austin
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Mickey Poole

7/18/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Special added match: Bill Dundee vs Jerry Lawler
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Jerry Lawler
Bill Dundee vs Giant Frazier
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Leroy Brown
Tommy Rich vs Ratamyus
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Arman Hussian & Pat Barrett
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Norvell Austin & Jim Garvin
Paul Orndorff
Giant Frazier

7/19/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Lights out match: Cowboy Bob Ellis & Tommy Marlin vs Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole
Ring enclosed in wire, Lawler's Cadillac vs Dundee's $4000, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Cowboy Bob Ellis & Jim Garvin vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Leroy Brown vs Chief Bold Eagle
Norvell Austin vs Mike Stark
Ratamyus vs Pat Barrett
Jim Garvin & Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Chief Bold Eagle

7/20/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Leroy Brown vs Ratamyus & Mickey Poole
Lawler's $2000 vs Dundee's $2000, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Tommy Rich
Arman Hussian & Norvell Austin vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Masks at stake: Jim Garvin & Chief Bold Eagle vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II

7/21/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Bob Armstrong vs Jerry Lawler
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Pat Barrett
Leroy Brown vs Mike Stark
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Arman Hussian
Plus 2 other bouts

7/22/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Norvell Austin & Arman Hussian
Pat Barrett vs Mike Stark

7/23/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Tommy Rich & Bill Dundee
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Leroy Brown
Norvell Austin vs Ratamyus

7/25/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Cowboy Bob Ellis & Jim Garvin vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Piledriver match: Tommy Rich vs Ratamyus
Leroy Brown vs Norvell Austin
Arman Hussian & Pat Barrett vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Doctor X vs Chief Bold Eagle

7/26/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Lights out bullrope match: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Paul Orndorff vs Jerry Lawler
Eddie Marlin & Tommy Marlin vs Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole
Bill Dundee vs Ratamyus
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Pat Barrett & Jim Garvin
Chief Bold Eagle vs Mark Starr
Paul Orndorff
Ratamyus

7/27/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Cage match, Lawler must pin Dundee twice in 15 minutes, Dundee's $4000 vs Lawler's Cadillac: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Handicap match: Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Doctor X
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Tommy Rich & Norvell Austin
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Jim Garvin & Arman Hussian

7/28/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Jerry Lawler vs Tommy Rich
Paul Orndorff vs Mr Knoxville
Dick Steinborn vs Mike Stark
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Pat Barrett & Mike Pappas
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Doctor X

7/28/77 Madisonville, KY (West Hopkins High School)
Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Plus (presumably) other bouts

7/29/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Bill Dundee vs Leroy Brown
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Arman Hussian & Norvell Austin
Doctor X vs Jim Garvin
Plus a battle royal

7/30/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Tommy Rich
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Chief Bold Eagle & Jim Garvin
Jim Garvin vs Dick Roberts
Angel vs Norvell Austin

7/30/77 Marianna, AR (Anna Strong High School)
Bill Dundee vs Leroy Brown
Arman Hussian & Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Pat Barrett vs Doctor X
Ratamyus vs Ed Flukert

8/1/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Southern title, Dundee's title & Cadillac vs Lawler's hair: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff
Leroy Brown vs Giant Frazier
Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Doctor X vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Jim Garvin & Arman Hussian
Ratamyus vs Ed Flukert
Plus a battle royal

8/2/77 Dyersburg, TN (source: Tennessee Athletic Commission files)
Mike Stark & Brute Bernard & Angel & Leroy Brown & Tommy Rich & Arman Hussian & Jerry Bryant & Paul Orndorff booked

8/2/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Cowboy Bob Ellis & Jim Garvin vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Doctor X vs Chief Bold Eagle
Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Ratamyus vs Ed Flukert

8/3/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Bullrope match: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Cowboy Bob Ellis & Jim Garvin vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Doctor X vs Tommy Rich
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Pat Barrett & Chief Bold Eagle
Ratamyus vs Norvell Austin

8/4/77 Covington, TN (source: Tennessee Athletic Commission files)
Leroy Brown & Dick Roberts & Bill Dundee & Norvell Austin & Tommy Rich & Jerry Brown & Ratamyus & Arman Hussian booked

8/4/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Paul Orndorff & Jim Garvin & Pat Barrett & Cowboy Bob Ellis & Doctor X & Brute Bernard & Angel & Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Mike Stark & Roy Lee Welch & Mr Knoxville & Ed Flukert
Plus 6 other bouts

8/5/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Paul Orndorff vs Doctor X
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Norvell Austin vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Leroy Brown vs Pat Barrett

8/6/77 Brownsville, TN (source: Tennessee Athletic Commission files)
Doctor X & Paul Orndorff & Bill Dundee & Cowboy Bob Ellis & Arman Hussian & Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Ratamyus & Ed Flukert & Leroy Brown booked

8/6/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts & Brute Bernard & Angel vs Tommy Rich & Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett & Jim Garvin
Tommy Rich vs Jerry Brown
Norvell Austin vs Dick Roberts
Pat Barrett vs Brute Bernard
Jim Garvin vs Angel

8/8/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Cadillac at stake: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern title: Paul Orndorff vs Jerry Lawler
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Tommy Rich & Pat Barrett
Handicap match: Plowboy Frazier vs Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Norvell Austin & Jerry Bryant
Doctor X & Ratamyus vs Cowboy Bob Ellis & Jim Garvin
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Arman Hussian & Gladiator
Paul Orndorff

8/9/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Southern title, Dundee's belt & Cadillac at stake vs Lawler's hair, special referee Eddie Marlin, Mickey Poole barred: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Paul Orndorff & Norvell Austin
North American Tag Team titles: Brute Bernard & Angel vs Pat Barrett & Jim Garvin
Leroy Brown vs Plowboy Frazier
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Doctor X
Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Ratamyus vs Arman Hussian & Ed Flukert & Gladiator
Plus a battle royal

8/10/77 Dyersburg, TN (source: Tennessee Athletic Commission files)
Paul Orndorff & Plowboy Frazier & Ratamyus & Cowboy Bob Ellis & Mike Stark & Doctor X & Leroy Brown & Ed Flukert booked

8/10/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Jim Garvin
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Chief Bold Eagle & Gladiator
Pat Barrett vs Exterminator II
Arman Hussian vs Exterminator I

8/11/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Robert Fuller & Jim Garvin
Cadillac tournament match: Paul Orndorff vs Leroy Brown
Cadillac tournament match: Doctor X vs Cowboy Bob Ellis
Cadillac tournament match: Brute Bernard vs Pat Barrett
Cadillac tournament match: Dick Steinborn vs Angel

8/12/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Plowboy Frazier & Norvell Austin
Pat Barrett & Jim Garvin vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Arman Hussian vs Mike Stark

8/13/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Southern title: Jerry Lawler vs Paul Orndorff
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Pat Barrett & Gladiator
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Doctor X
Ratamyus vs Ed Flukert

8/15/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Southern title, Lawler's title and Mickey Poole's hair vs Dundee's Cadillac: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles, no time limit, no disqualification: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Paul Orndorff & Plowboy Frazier vs Leroy Brown & Ratamyus
Doctor X vs Cowboy Bob Ellis
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Arman Hussian & Gladiator
Jim Garvin & Bruce Swayze vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II

8/16/77 Dyersburg, TN (source: Tennessee Athletic Commission files)
Angel & Brute Bernard & Jim Garvin & Cowboy Bob Ellis & Jerry Bryant & Ratamyus & Doctor X & Ed Flukert & Gladiator & Mike Stark booked

8/16/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Cadillac at stake: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern title: Jerry Lawler vs Paul Orndorff
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Handicap match: Plowboy Frazier vs Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Arman Hussian & Chief Bold Eagle
Bruce Swayze vs Blue Inferno
Paul Orndorff

8/17/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Southern title, Lawler's hair vs Dundee's belt & Cadillac, Mickey Poole barred from the ring: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Paul Orndorff & Pat Barrett
Plowboy Frazier vs Leroy Brown
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Arman Hussian & Jim Garvin
Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Doctor X vs Cowboy Bob Ellis & Norvell Austin & Bruce Swayze
Ratamyus vs Gladiator
Plus a battle royal

8/18/77 Jackson, TN (Jackson Coliseum)
Dick Steinborn vs Paul Orndorff
Roy Lee Welch vs Jerry Lawler
Ron Fuller vs Brute Bernard
William Stone vs Bruce Swayze
Jim Garvin vs Norvell Austin
Plus 3 other bouts including Pat Barrett & Exterminator I & Exterminator II

8/18/77 Owensboro, KY (Sportscenter)
Southern title: Bill Dundee vs Leroy Brown
Handicap match: Plowboy Frazier vs Ratamyus & Mickey Poole
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Cowboy Bob Ellis & Chief Bold Eagle
Arman Hussian vs Blue Inferno

8/19/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Handicap match: Plowboy Frazier vs Mike Stark & Mickey Poole
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Arman Hussian & Gladiator

8/20/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Bruce Swayze & Bill Dundee
Bill Dundee vs Dick Roberts

8/20/77 Somerville, TN (source: Tennessee Athletic Commission files)
Jerry Lawler & Plowboy Frazier & Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Cowboy Bob Ellis & Jim Garvin & Ratamyus & Arman Hussian & Gladiator booked

8/22/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Southern title, Lawler's title & Cadillac & Mickey Poole's hair vs Dundee's hair: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles, Brown & Roberts will leave town if they lose: Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Plowboy Frazier & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Doctor X & Ratamyus vs Jim Garvin & Bruce Swayze
Arman Hussian & Lord Littlebrook vs Leroy Brown & Wee Willie Wilson
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Ed Flukert & Gladiator

8/23/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac, Mickey Poole barred from ringside: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles, no time limit, no disqualification: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Leroy Brown vs Bruce Swayze
Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Blue Inferno vs Arman Hussian & Chief Bold Eagle & Gladiator
Jim Garvin vs Johnny Starr

8/24/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Cadillac at stake: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern title: Jerry Lawler vs Paul Orndorff
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Handicap match: Plowboy Frazier vs Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole
Wee Willie Wilson vs Lord Littlebrook
No disqualification: Brute Bernard & Angel vs Arman Hussian & Jim Garvin
Paul Orndorff

8/25/77 Jackson, TN (Jackson Coliseum)
Round robin tournament: Ron Fuller & Jerry Lawler & Dick Steinborn & William Stone
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Doctor X
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Pat Barrett & Jim Garvin vs Gladiator & Bruce Swayze

8/25/77 Owensboro, KY (Sportscenter)
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Bill Dundee
Plowboy Frazier vs Leroy Brown
Lord Littlebrook & Arman Hussian vs Wee Willie Wilson & Ratamyus
Plus 1 other bout

8/26/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Texas tornado match: Pat Barrett & Norvell Austin vs Brute Bernard & Angel
Ratamyus & Wee Willie Wilson vs Arman Hussian & Lord Littlebrook
Jim Garvin vs Doctor X

8/27/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Bill Dundee & Plowboy Frazier
Exterminator I & Exterminator II & Doctor X vs Pat Barrett & Cowboy Bob Ellis & Gladiator
Gladiator vs Exterminator I
Pat Barrett vs Doctor X
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Exterminator II

8/27/77 Marianna, AR (Anna Strong High School)
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Bruce Swayze
Lord Littlebrook & Arman Hussian vs Wee Willie Wilson & Ratamyus
Leroy Brown vs Jim Garvin

8/29/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Southern title, Texas death match, Lawler's hair vs Dundee's title & Cadillac: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Bruce Swayze & Jim Garvin
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Mask vs mask: Doctor X vs Gladiator
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Giant Frazier & Arman Hussian
Leroy Brown vs Ratamyus

8/30/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Loser leaves Louisville: Mr Wrestling vs Jerry Lawler
Southern title, Lawler's Cadillac & title vs Dundee's hair: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles, if Brown & Roberts don't win titles back they will leave town: Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Giant Frazier & Ed Flukert vs Exterminator I & Exterminator II
Ratamyus & Terry Gibbs vs Arman Hussian & King Cobra
Bill Dundee

8/31/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Southern title, Lawler's title vs Dundee's Cadillac, Mickey Poole in a cage at ringside: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Bruce Swayze & Jim Garvin
Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Chief Bold Eagle & King Cobra
Doctor X vs Terry Gibbs
Gladiator vs Blue Inferno

9/1/77 Dyersburg, TN (source: Tennessee Athletic Commission files)
Exterminator I & Jim Dalton & Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts & Bill Dundee & Norvell Austin & Bounty Hunter #1 & Ed Flukert & Arman Hussian booked

9/1/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Cadillac tournament finals: Jerry Lawler vs Dick Steinborn
Angel & Brute Bernard vs Pat Barrett & Jim Garvin
Leroy Brown vs Terry Gibbs
Bruce Swayze vs Doctor X
Ratamyus vs Jerry Bryant

9/2/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Jerry Lawler vs Norvell Austin
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Pat Barrett & Jim Garvin
Leroy Brown vs Terry Gibbs

9/3/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Bruce Swayze & Bill Dundee
Exterminator I vs Jim Dalton
Robert Gibson vs Terry Gibbs

9/4/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Southern title: Bill Dundee vs Leroy Brown
Back alley brawl: Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Pat Barrett & Norvell Austin
Brute Bernard & Angel & Homer O'Dell vs Bruce Swayze & Giant Frazier & Arman Hussian
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Jim Garvin & Jerry Bryant
Mask vs mask: Doctor X vs Gladiator

9/5/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
Hair vs hair, Mickey Poole in cage at ringside: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Jim Garvin & Jerry Bryant
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Mask at stake: Jim Dalton vs Exterminator I
Doctor X vs Robert Gibson
Leroy Brown & Ratamyus & Terry Gibbs vs Bruce Swayze & Arman Hussian & Ed Flukert
Plus an 18-man elimination tag match

9/7/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Loser leave town: Jerry Lawler vs Mr Wrestling
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts
Bill Dundee vs Leroy Brown
Robert Gibson & Jim Garvin vs Ratamyus & Doctor X
Terry Gibbs vs Exterminator I

9/8/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Southern title: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Jim Garvin & Jerry Bryant
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Bruce Swayze vs Ratamyus
Robert Gibson vs Doctor X

9/9/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Jerry Bryant & Terry Gibbs
Angel vs Pat Barrett
Dick Roberts vs Jerry Bryant

9/10/77 Brownsville, TN (Old Haywood High School)
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Pat Barrett & Norvell Austin
Plowboy Frazier vs Leroy Brown
Robert Gibson vs Ratamyus
Bruce Swayze vs Terry Gibbs

9/10/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Jim Garvin & Jerry Bryant
Mask at stake: Arman Hussian vs Doctor X

9/11/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Winner take all: Mr Wrestling vs Jerry Lawler
Southern title: Bill Dundee vs Angel
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Ricky Gibson & Robert Gibson
Mask at stake: Jim Dalton vs Exterminator I
Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett vs Leroy Brown & Ratamyus
Roy Lee Welch vs Bruce Swayze

9/13/77 Memphis, TN (Md-South Coliseum)
Lawler's hair vs Dundee's wife's hair, no time limit, no disqualification: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Ricky Gibson & Robert Gibson
Mr Wrestling vs Angel
Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett vs Leroy Brown & Ratamyus
Arman Hussian vs Homer O'Dell
Jim Garvin vs Bruce Swayze
Roy Lee Welch vs Butch Malone

9/14/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Loser leaves Evansville, no time limit, no disqualification: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Ricky Gibson & Robert Gibson
Back alley brawl: Exterminator I & Exterminator II vs Pat Barrett & Norvell Austin
Brute Bernard & Angel & Homer O'Dell vs Giant Frazier & Bruce Swayze & Arman Hussian
Leroy Brown vs Roy Lee Welch
Ratamyus vs Jim Garvin

9/15/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Ricky Gibson & Robert Gibson
Brute Bernard & Angel vs Jim Garvin & Jerry Bryant
Roy Lee Welch vs Norvell Austin
Jim Dalton vs Exterminator I

9/15/77 Madisonville, KY (Madisonville Jr. High School)
Southern title: Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee
Leroy Brown vs Pat Barrett
Bruce Swayze & Arman Hussian vs Ratamyus & Doctor X

9/16/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett vs Tio & Tapu
Bruce Swayze & Arman Hussian vs Homer O'Dell & Ratamyus
Bounty Hunter #1 vs Ed Flukert

9/17/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Tio & Tapu & Mickey Poole vs Bill Dundee & Jim Garvin & Jerry Bryant
Butch Malone vs Terry Gordy
Bill Dundee vs Tapu
Jerry Bryant vs Tio

9/17/77 Ripley, TN (source: Tennessee Athletic Commission files)
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Robert Gibson vs Leroy Brown
Ratamyus vs Bruce Swayze

9/19/77 Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum)
One-night tournament for Southern title: Jack Brisco & Jimmy Valiant & Bill Dundee & Leroy Brown & Mr Wrestling & Bruce Swayze
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Tio & Tapu vs Jim Garvin & Arman Hussian
Terry Gordy & Robert Gibson vs Ratamyus & Butch Malone

9/20/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Bill Dundee & Robert Gibson
No disqualification: Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett vs Leroy Brown & Ratamyus
Angel vs Terry Gordy
Tio & Tapu vs Bruce Swayze & Arman Hussian
Jim Garvin vs Butch Malone
Plus a scaffold battle royal

9/21/77 Evansville, IN (Coliseum)
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Bill Dundee & Robert Gibson
Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett vs Leroy Brown & Ratamyus
Angel vs Terry Gordy
Tio & Tapu vs Bruce Swayze & Arman Hussian
Jim Garvin vs Butch Malone
Plus a scaffold battle royal

9/22/77 Jackson, TN (Coliseum)
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Bill Dundee & Jim Garvin
Robert Gibson vs David Schultz
Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey vs Terry Gordy & Jerry Bryant
Ratamyus vs Ed Flukert

9/22/77 Owensboro, KY (Sportscenter)
Tio & Tapu vs Pat Barrett & Norvell Austin
Blue Inferno vs Bruce Swayze
Leroy Brown & Mickey Poole vs Chief Bold Eagle & Arman Hussian
Plus a battle royal

9/23/77 Blytheville, AR (Legion Arena)
Tio & Tapu vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Bruce Swayze vs Arman Hussian
Handicap match: Leroy Brown vs King Cobra & Ed Flukert
Plus a battle royal

9/24/77 Jonesboro, AR (American Legion Arena)
Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson vs Bill Dundee & Robert Gibson
Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Jim Garvin & Scott Casey
Jim Garvin vs Dick Roberts
Jerry Brown vs Scott Casey

9/25/77 Louisville, KY (Louisville Gardens)
One-night tournament for Southern title: Bill Dundee & Leroy Brown & Riddler & Scott Casey & Mr Wrestling & Bruce Swayze
Southern Tag Team titles: Jerry Brown & Dick Roberts vs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett
Tio & Tapu vs Jim Garvin & Robert Gibson
Ratamyus vs Terry Gordy

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