The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 26 (1966 Q1)

Welcome to Chapter 26 of The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac, an in-depth data-driven look at the wrestling territory run by Leroy McGuirk (and later, Bill Watts).

Each chapter covers a three-month period of time and will list our exclusive statistics:
1) Rankings. A look at the top acts in the territory during the quarter based on their average position on the cards and how many weeks they were here
2) SPOT (Statistical Position Over Time) Ratings, which measure a wrestlers average position on the cards
3) The top feuds based on FLW (Feud Length in Weeks) Score, which takes into account how many times a specific matchup occurs and where on the card those matches take place, scaled to represent an approximate length of time that the feud lasted in the territory

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)
Chapter 22 (Q1 1965)
Chapter 23 (Q2 1965)
Chapter 24 (Q3 1965)
Chapter 25 (Q4 1965)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 26 (1966 Q1)


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


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)

THE ASSASSINS – Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto had both been here before separately (and unmasked). Hamilton had two brief runs in 1960 and 1961 while Renesto spent almost six months here in the mid-‘50s as Tony Martini. The two first teamed up and donned the masks in late 1961 in Georgia. And the rest, as they say, is history.

BOBBY CHRISTY – Bobby and his brother Jerry were the nephews of wrestlers Ted & Vic Christy. Bobby & Jerry teamed up in numerous territories, sometimes as the Peace Brothers (Brother Joseph and Brother Jerome) and sometimes as a masked team billed as the Vigilantes. That’s quite the dichotomy, alternating between peace and vigilantism.

BORIS MANAGOFF – Aside from the few months spent here, there seem to be no other records of a “Boris Managoff” wrestling anywhere else at any time. This was not Bobby Managoff, as he was wrestling in the upper Midwest in the first few months of 1966.

BOZO BROWN – This is believed to have been “Spaceman” Frank Hickey. Hickey of course is legendary, having once defeated Buddy Rogers to win (Jack Pfefer’s version of) the World Heavyweight title. How many men can say they’ve stood toe-to-toe with wrestlers Bruno Sammartino, Bobo Brazil, the Crusher, Ernie Ladd, Antonio “Argentina” Rocca, Nick Bockwinkel, and the Sheik? Well, probably lots of men. But how many SPACEMEN can say that? Just one. And his name was Frank Hickey.

BRUCE KIRK – Kirk spent much of the 1960s wrestling in various territories primarily in the western half of the U.S. and Canada. In 1971 he changed his ring name to Frank Monte and teamed up with Mike York as the Alaskans in Gulf Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Florida, East Texas, and for Gulas.

THE KENTUCKIANS – Both Tiny Smith (Grizzly Smith) and Big Boy Brown (Luke Brown) had been here previously. In fact, on a couple of occasions they were teamed up. But this was their first time here as a full-fledged tag team, a partnership that began in May 1962 in Mid-Atlantic.

RAY GORDON – Real name Dick Hrstich, Ray began his career in New Zealand in the 1950s before coming to North America. He wrestled in numerous territories over the years and notably had several runs in Central States. Ray is credited along with Bobby Graham and “Killer” Buddy Austin as having trained Harley Race.

RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

Ramon Torres and Torbellino Blanco

OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Pat O’Connor

PART-TIMERS OR JUST PASSING THROUGH
Black Panther, Bob Geigel, Don Kent, Mighty Bolo, Pedro Zapata, Sputnik Monroe, Ted Naifeh, and Treach Phillips
Naifeh was a referee and part-time wrestler for McGuirk. He passed away on March 27, 1966, after an apparent heart attack suffered in his home.

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Betty Niccoli and Jean Antone
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .53

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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
This one is a little tricky. First, recall that in the 4th quarter of 1965 there *might* have been a title change that applied only in Little Rock, where Lorenzo Parente may have defeated Danny Hodge to win the title in November, with Hodge regaining it in December. There is conflicting information as to whether Parente actually “won” the title or if it was held up (read this post for more details: http://www.chartingtheterritories.com/2021/01/q-when-is-title-change-not-title-change.html)

This brings us to January 1966. On January 7th in Oklahoma City, Hodge defended the title against Parente. Results in the newspaper the following day state that “Lorenzo Parente defeated Danny Hodge … to claim the junior heavyweight championship.” They were booked for a rematch a week later with the title once again at stake, with a newspaper article in advance of the event stating that Parente was “declared the winner last Friday.” It should be noted that during the week, Hodge was still being acknowledged as champion in other cities in the territory.

Either late Thursday evening (January 13th) or early Friday morning, Hodge was involved in an automobile accident after wrestling in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was released from the hospital early enough on Friday to make the Oklahoma City show that night. During the match, he “collapsed” and “was unable to continue”, and Parente was once again “declared the winner”. On Sunday, January 16th, an article in the Wichita Falls newspaper acknowledged Hodge’s accident yet still claimed he was the champion, as the article specifically states that Parente was taking “another giant step toward a junior world championship bout” by facing Jerry Kozak later in the week. However, the same newspaper two days later ran an article claiming Parente had indeed “won” the title “last week in Oklahoma City” when Hodge was unable to continue.

So, now we have a situation where Hodge *may* have lost the title on January 7th, but the change was not acknowledged in the rest of the territory. Then on the 14th, Hodge “collapsed” during his match. It is not known if Hodge collapsing was a legitimate after-effect or just a creative touch added in the wake of Hodge’s very real automobile accident less than 24 hours earlier. And whatever happened during that match, there seems to be some confusion as to who came out of it as champion, at least until Tuesday the 18th, by which point it seems Parente was being acknowledged as champ throughout the territory.

Here’s my two cents: I think that they were trying to run a similar scenario in Oklahoma City as to what had been done previously in Little Rock, with a title controversy between Hodge and Parente setting up rematches with Hodge eventually coming out on top. But Hodge’s injuries legitimately required him to take time off and the promotion “ret-conned” the situation and acknowledged Parente as having won the title on the 14th.

Furthermore, Hodge wrestled on January 15th, 17th, and 18th. On the 15th in Joplin, he wrestled a tag team match and a one-fall preliminary bout. On the 17th in Shreveport, he was disqualified in what was billed as a title match against Kurt Steiger, with the newspaper article the day after the show explicitly mentioning the title (with them stating that since Hodge lost by disqualification, he retained the championship). On the 18th in Monroe, Hodge defended the title against Red McKim. It appears they did a similar finish here as they did on OKC on the 14th, with Hodge being “unable to continue”. This time, however, fellow babyface McKim “declined to claim the title offered him” after the match was stopped. Hodge’s automobile accident was definitely part of the storyline here. After the 18th, Hodge was out of McGuirk rings for two months before returning in mid-March. It appears Hodge did wrestle for the AWA on a few occasions during his “recovery”, including two matches in mid-February.

So given all that information, it’s hard to know what was *supposed* to happen with the NWA World Junior Heavyweight title. It sure seems that they were creating title controversies to build rematches in Oklahoma City AND Shreveport and Monroe, and the latter two may have been borne out of Hodge’s legitimate auto accident. But at some point, the lines between real and storyline were blurred, and Hodge seems to have needed some time off to recuperate, at which point they decided to acknowledge Parente as having won the title in Oklahoma City on January 14th. Although he also won it on January 7th in the same town. Maybe.

On February 11th, Joe McCarthy defeated Parente in Oklahoma City to win the title. Not only was this change acknowledged throughout the territory, it was acknowledged right away. The very next night in Joplin, Parente had been advertised as defending the title against Jerry Kozak while McCarthy was booked in an earlier match against Argentina Zuma. McCarthy was announced as the new champion and he and Parente flip-flopped spots on the card, with Lorenzo facing Zuma and McCarthy successfully defending his newly-won title against Kozak. 

US TAG TEAM TITLES
There were no tag team champions recognized in the territory during the quarter. The last team to have been billed as champs, Don & Jim Fargo, left abruptly in the fall of 1966.

MISSOURI JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Jack Brisco was the champion at the beginning of the quarter. On January 15th, Lorenzo Parente defeated Brisco in Joplin, Missouri to win the title. There were no advertised defenses of the title the remainder of 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 The Assassins and The Kentuckians, 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.

These two teams had feuded before in three different territories: Florida, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern California. Additionally, they had a few matches against one another in Georgia. Keeping in mind the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, they brought their feud here not long after both teams arrived. After a few weeks of matches, Big Boy Brown did an injury angle (which was repeated in every town); in reality, he left the area and went to wrestle for Verne Gagne and the Duseks.

OKLAHOMA CITY
2/18 The Kentuckians beat the Assassins
2/25 Mountaineer (aka lumberjack) match: The Kentuckians beat the Assassins
3/4 Battle to the finish: The Kentuckians beat the Assassins
3/11 Texas death match: The Assassins beat the Kentuckians

TULSA
2/21 The Kentuckians beat the Assassins by referee’s decision
2/28 Mountaineer match: The Kentuckians beat the Assassins
3/7 Battle to the finish: The Kentuckians beat the Assassins by disqualification
3/14 Texas death match: The Assassins beat the Kentuckians

LITTLE ROCK
2/22 The Kentuckians beat the Assassins by countout when “the Assassins, bleeding and ragged, decided they wanted no more and retreated to the dressing room”
3/1 Mountaineer match: The Kentuckians won the first fall; no other falls were scored before the 90-minute time limit expired [reported attendance: 3,300]
3/8 Battle to the finish: The Kentuckians beat the Assassins, winning the second fall by disqualification after “the Assassins shoved him [Brown] over the top strand of rope.” [reported attendance: 2,500]
3/15 Texas death match: The Assassins beat the Kentuckians when Smith “tangled his foot in the ropes while attempting to jump on one of the Assassins and was hurt too bad to continue.”

SPRINGFIELD
2/23 The Kentuckians beat the Assassins by countout. Smith won the first fall in 12 minutes with “an upside-down bear hug for a pin”. During the second fall, the Assassins “smelled defeat and … took off for the dressing room” [reported attendance: 3,500]
3/9 Battle to the finish: The Kentuckians beat the Assassins in two straight falls, winning the second fall by disqualification when the Assassins “tossed Big Boy Brown out of the ring.”
3/16 Texas death match: The Assassins beat the Kentuckians after one of the Kentuckians (presumably Brown) “jumped on the top rope in preparing an extra-hard splash” but “lost his balance and fell off the rope, catching one foot in the rope as he fell”, rendering him unable to continue.

WICHITA FALLS
2/24 (the Assassins missed this card due to an automobile accident; the Lawton OK newspaper article describing the accident identified them as professional wrestlers named Tom Renesto and Jody Hamilton)
3/3 The Kentuckians beat the Assassins by countout when the Assassins fled from the ring during the second fall
3/10 Lumberjack match: Results not available
3/17 Texas death match: Results not available, but the following week’s newspaper mentioned Brown was “hurt” during this match, likely the same scenario as the other Texas death matches

SHREVEPORT
3/13 The Kentuckians beat the Assassins. Smith won the first fall with “an upside-down bear hug”. The Assassins were disqualified in the second fall “for using a karate chop to the throat.” [reported attendance: 3,900]
3/20 Texas death match: The Assassins beat the Kentuckians. The Assassins injured Brown’s ankle during the sixth fall, and he was unable to answer the bell to begin the following fall.

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

12/27/65 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Argentina Zuma & Danny Hodge & Jerry Kozak vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger & Nikita Mulkovich
El Medico vs Jack Brisco
Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich
Argentina Zuma vs Chuck Karbo
Jerry Kozak vs Kurt Steiger

12/28/65 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
No referee: Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
Argentina Zuma & Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger & Nikita Mulkovich
Chuck Karbo vs Mike Clancy
Argentina Zuma vs Nikita Mulkovich
Jerry Kozak vs Kurt Steiger

12/29/65 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Kurt Steiger vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak
Nikita Mulkovich vs Red McKim

12/29/65 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
No referee: Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
Argentina Zuma vs Lorenzo Parente
El Medico vs Jack Brisco

12/30/65 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
No referee: Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
Argentina Zuma & Jack Brisco vs Kurt Steiger & Lorenzo Parente
Plus 2 other bouts

1/1/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Argentina Zuma & Danny Hodge & Jerry Kozak vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger & mystery partner
Jack Brisco vs Nikita Mulkovich
Argentina Zuma vs mystery wrestler
Jerry Kozak vs Kurt Steiger
NOTE: Karbo & Steiger's partner was Joe McCarthy; it was inferred that they would be teaming with the same unidentified masked man that teamed with them the previous week. I don't know if McCarthy was "unmasked" here or if he competed instead of the masked wrestler

1/3/66 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente
Jack Brisco vs Kurt Steiger
Argentina Zuma vs Chuck Karbo

1/4/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, ring enclosed by steel fence: Danny Hodge vs Lorenzo Parente
Argentina Zuma vs Chuck Karbo
Jerry Kozak vs Kurt Steiger
El Medico vs Jack Brisco

1/5/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Kurt Steiger
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak
El Medico vs Red McKim

1/5/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Jack Brisco vs Joe McCarthy
Argentina Zuma vs Chuck Bowman

1/6/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Jack Brisco vs Kurt Steiger
Argentina Zuma vs El Medico

1/7/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lorenzo Parente
Argentina Zuma & Jerry Kozak vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Jack Brisco vs Joe McCarthy
Bruce Kirk vs Treach Phillips

1/8/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, disqualification rule waived: Danny Hodge vs Jerry Kozak
Joe McCarthy vs Red McKim
Chuck Karbo vs Mike Clancy
Medico agrees to take off mask if beaten: El Medico vs Lorenzo Parente

1/10/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bruce Kirk & Mike Clancy & Ray Gordon vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger & Sputnik Monroe
Mike Clancy vs Kurt Steiger
Ray Gordon vs Chuck Karbo
Bruce Kirk vs Sputnik Monroe

1/10/66 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
Argentina Zuma vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco & Jerry Kozak
Assassin #1 vs Jerry Kozak

1/11/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Argentina Zuma vs Danny Hodge
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco & Jerry Kozak
Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente

1/11/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Mike Clancy vs Sputnik Monroe
Chuck Karbo vs Ray Gordon
Bruce Kirk vs Kurt Steiger

1/12/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Kurt Steiger
Chuck Karbo vs Ray Gordon
Bruce Kirk vs Great Bolo

1/12/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Texas rules: Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Argentina Zuma & Jerry Kozak vs Assassin #1 & Assassin #2
Assassin #1 vs Jerry Kozak
Assassin #2 vs Argentina Zuma

1/13/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, two referees: Danny Hodge vs Joe McCarthy
3 out of 5 falls, two referees: Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak

1/14/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Lorenzo Parente
Argentina Zuma & Bruce Kirk vs Assassin #1 & Assassin #2
Jack Brisco vs Kurt Steiger
Chuck Karbo vs Ray Gordon

1/15/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Missouri Junior Heavyweight title, 90 minute time limit: Jack Brisco vs Lorenzo Parente
Danny Hodge & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Mighty Bolo
Plus 2 other bouts

1/15/66 Mountain Home, AR (High School Gym)
Argentina Zuma & Mike Clancy vs Joe McCarthy & Kurt Steiger
Mike Clancy vs Joe McCarthy
Argentina Zuma vs Kurt Steiger

1/17/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Kurt Steiger
Chuck Karbo vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Bowman vs Red McKim

1/17/66 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Argentina Zuma vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Bruce Kirk & Jerry Kozak
Great Bolo vs Ray Gordon
an Assassin vs Bruce Kirk

1/18/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Last week's purse also at stake: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Argentina Zuma & Bruce Kirk vs Assassin #1 & Assassin #2
Jerry Kozak vs Ray Gordon

1/18/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Bowman & Red McKim vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Plus 2 other bouts

1/19/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak
Mike Clancy vs Red McKim
Argentina Zuma vs Kurt Steiger

1/19/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Bruce Kirk & Ray Gordon
Bruce Kirk vs Assassin #2
Ray Gordon vs Assassin #1

1/20/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Bruce Kirk & Ray Gordon
Plus 2 other bouts

1/21/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jerry Kozak & Ray Gordon
Argentina Zuma vs Kurt Steiger
Bruce Kirk vs Chuck Karbo

1/22/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Battle royal: Argentina Zuma & Bruce Kirk & Chuck Karbo & Great Bolo & Kurt Steiger & Lorenzo Parente & Ray Gordon
Plus 3 other bouts

1/24/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Battle royal: Boris Managoff & Bruce Kirk & Chuck Bowman & Chuck Karbo & Great Bolo & Kurt Steiger & Ted Naifeh
Plus 3 other bouts

1/24/66 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Argentina Zuma vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Ray Gordon & Red McKim
Jerry Kozak vs Joe McCarthy
NOTE: This card was cancelled due to inclement weather

1/25/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
10 rounds boxing: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jerry Kozak & Ray Gordon
Ray Gordon vs an Assassin
Jerry Kozak vs an Assassin

1/25/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Great Bolo vs Kurt Steiger
Chuck Bowman vs Chuck Karbo
Boris Managoff vs Bruce Kirk

1/26/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas rules, chicken wire will be stretched around the ring: Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak
Bruce Kirk vs Kurt Steiger
Boris Managoff vs Ray Gordon

1/26/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Argentina Zuma & Great Bolo vs Assassin #1 & Assassin #2
Great Bolo vs an Assassin
Argentina Zuma vs an Assassin

1/27/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Great Bolo vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy
Plus 2 other bouts

1/28/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
United States title: Bob Geigel vs Pat O'Connor
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Clancy
Argentina Zuma vs Kurt Steiger

1/28/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Red McKim
Chuck Karbo vs Ray Gordon
Boris Managoff vs Bruce Kirk

1/31/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Bruce Kirk vs Kurt Steiger
Great Bolo vs Jerry Kozak
Argentina Zuma vs Ted Naifeh

1/31/66 Tulsa, OK (Cimarron Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Mike Clancy & Ray Gordon
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Boris Managoff & Chuck Karbo
Mike Clancy vs an Assassin

2/1/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Boris Managoff & Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Mike Clancy & Ray Gordon
Boris Managoff vs Big Boy Brown
Mike Clancy vs an Assassin

2/1/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Great Bolo vs Kurt Steiger
Bruce Kirk vs Ted Naifeh
Argentina Zuma vs Jerry Kozak

2/2/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Kurt Steiger
Bruce Kirk vs Joe McCarthy
Argentina Zuma vs Ray Gordon

2/2/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Lorenzo Parente
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Boris Managoff & Chuck Karbo
Boris Managoff vs Big Boy Brown
Lorenzo Parente vs an Assassin

2/3/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jerry Kozak & Lorenzo Parente
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Boris Managoff & Kurt Steiger
Plus 2 other bouts

2/4/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Mike Clancy
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Mike Clancy vs an Assassin

2/5/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bolo to wrestle without mask: Great Bolo vs Lorenzo Parente
Argentina Zuma vs Joe McCarthy
Jerry Kozak vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Karbo vs Ray Gordon

2/7/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente
Boris Managoff vs Ray Gordon
Bruce Kirk vs Ted Naifeh

2/7/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Mike Clancy
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Argentina Zuma vs Joe McCarthy
Kurt Steiger vs Tiny Smith
Mike Clancy vs an Assassin

2/8/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Mike Clancy
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Kurt Steiger vs Tiny Smith
Mike Clancy vs an Assassin

2/8/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Bruce Kirk vs Lorenzo Parente
Boris Managoff vs Jerry Kozak
Ray Gordon vs Ted Naifeh

2/9/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente
Argentina Zuma vs Joe McCarthy
Boris Managoff vs Bruce Kirk

2/9/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Mike Clancy & Ray Gordon
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Kurt Steiger vs Tiny Smith
Mike Clancy vs an Assassin

2/10/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Argentina Zuma & Great Bolo vs Assassin #1 & Assassin #2
Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Plus 2 other bouts

2/11/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Handicap match: Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Boris Managoff & Bozo Brown & Don Kent
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Ray Gordon
Plus 1 other bout

2/12/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente
Argentina Zuma vs Joe McCarthy
Bruce Kirk & Mike Clancy vs Kurt Steiger & Sputnik Monroe

2/14/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente
Kurt Steiger vs Mike Clancy
Bruce Kirk vs Torbellino Blanco

2/14/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Argentina Zuma vs Lorenzo Parente
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Ray Gordon
Handicap match: Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Boris Managoff & Bozo Brown & Chuck Karbo
Ray Gordon vs an Assassin

2/15/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Lorenzo Parente
Handicap match: Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Boris Managoff & Bozo Brown & Chuck Karbo
Plus 2 other bouts

2/15/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Jerry Kozak vs Kurt Steiger
Bruce Kirk vs Torbellino Blanco

2/16/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente
Joe McCarthy vs Torbellino Blanco
Bruce Kirk vs Ray Gordon

2/16/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Mike Clancy
Handicap match: Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Bozo Brown & Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Plus 2 other bouts

2/17/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Handicap match: Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith vs Bozo Brown & Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Great Bolo & Mike Clancy
Plus 2 other bouts

2/18/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Argentina Zuma vs Lorenzo Parente
Boris Managoff vs Ray Gordon
Bozo Brown vs Torbellino Blanco
Bruce Kirk vs Jerry Kozak

2/19/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Betty Niccoli & Boris Managoff vs Jean Antone & Ray Gordon
Argentina Zuma vs Kurt Steiger

2/21/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Ring enclosed by wire fence: Kurt Steiger vs Mike Clancy
Bozo Brown & Chuck Karbo vs Bruce Kirk & Torbellino Blanco
Plus 2 other bouts

2/21/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Argentina Zuma vs Joe McCarthy
Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente
Boris Managoff vs Ray Gordon

2/22/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Argentina Zuma vs Joe McCarthy
Jerry Kozak vs Lorenzo Parente

2/22/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Bozo Brown & Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger vs Bruce Kirk & Mike Clancy & Torbellino Blanco
Plus 3 other bouts

2/23/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Bozo Brown & Chuck Karbo vs Bruce Kirk & Mike Clancy
Plus 2 other bouts

2/23/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Kurt Steiger vs Torbellino Blanco
Boris Managoff vs Ray Gordon

2/24/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Argentina Zuma vs Jerry Kozak
Kurt Steiger vs Ray Gordon
NOTE: The Assassins were legitimately involved in an automobile accident on their way to this show and did not appear

2/25/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Mountaineer (aka lumberjack) match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Argentina Zuma vs Joe McCarthy
Lorenzo Parente vs Torbellino Blanco
Chuck Karbo vs Ray Gordon
Boris Managoff vs Mike Clancy

2/26/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, ring enclosed with steel wire: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Boris Managoff & Great Bolo vs Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy
Plus 2 other bouts

2/28/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger vs Mike Clancy & Torbellino Blanco
Great Bolo vs Red McKim
Plus 2 other bouts

2/28/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Mountaineer match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Pedro Zapata vs Ray Gordon
Boris Managoff vs Bruce Kirk

3/1/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Mountaineer match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Jerry Kozak vs Ray Gordon

2/1/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Kurt Steiger vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Karbo vs Torbellino Blanco
Great Bolo vs Red McKim

3/2/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Joe McCarthy vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Karbo vs Torbellino Blanco
Boris Managoff vs Great Bolo

3/3/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Boris Managoff vs Mike Clancy

3/4/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Battle to the finish: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Great Bolo vs Lorenzo Parente
Bruce Kirk vs Chuck Karbo
Kurt Steiger vs Torbellino Blanco
Boris Managoff vs Ray Gordon

3/5/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Black Panther & Great Bolo & Kurt Steiger vs Ray Gordon & Red McKim & Torbellino Blanco
Plus 3 other bouts

3/7/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Kurt Steiger
Chuck Karbo vs Mike Clancy
Great Bolo vs Torbellino Blanco

3/7/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
"Finish match": Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Bruce Kirk vs Lorenzo Parente
Bob Geigel vs Bobby Christy
Ray Gordon vs Red McKim

3/8/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battle to the finish: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Bruce Kirk vs Lorenzo Parente
Bobby Christy vs Ray Gordon

3/8/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Mike Clancy
Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger vs Great Bolo & Torbellino Blanco
Plus 2 other bouts

3/9/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chuck Karbo & Kurt Steiger vs Mike Clancy & Torbellino Blanco
Bobby Christy vs Great Bolo
Plus 2 other bouts

3/9/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Battle to the finish: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Bruce Kirk vs Ray Gordon

3/10/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Lumberjack match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Chuck Karbo vs Torbellino Blanco
Bobby Christy vs Kurt Steiger

3/11/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Texas death match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Ray Gordon vs Torbellino Blanco
Bobby Christy vs Kurt Steiger
Chuck Karbo vs Mike Clancy

3/12/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Big Boy Brown & Red McKim vs Great Bolo & Joe McCarthy
Both men to wear boxing gloves: Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Bruce Kirk vs Chuck Karbo

3/13/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Lorenzo Parente
Betty Niccoli vs Jean Antone
Bruce Kirk vs Mike Clancy

3/14/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Texas death match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Chuck Karbo vs Ramon Torres
Ray Gordon vs Torbellino Blanco
Bobby Christy vs Kurt Steiger

3/15/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Texas death match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Chuck Karbo vs Ramon Torres
Bobby Christy vs Kurt Steiger

3/15/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Mike Clancy
Betty Niccoli & Bruce Kirk vs Jean Antone & Lorenzo Parente
Plus 2 other bouts

3/16/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chuck Karbo vs Mike Clancy
Betty Niccoli & Bruce Kirk vs Jean Antone & Lorenzo Parente
Plus 2 other bouts

3/16/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Texas death match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Joe McCarthy vs Torbellino Blanco
Ramon Torres vs Ray Gordon

3/17/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Texas death match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Bobby Christy vs Great Bolo
Bruce Kirk vs Kurt Steiger

3/18/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Lorenzo Parente vs Ray Gordon
Chuck Karbo vs Ramon Torres
Bobby Christy vs Great Bolo
Bruce Kirk vs Jack Brisco

3/19/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
If Parente doesn't win he will throw 50 $1 to ringside: Lorenzo Parente vs Mike Clancy
Big Boy Brown vs Great Bolo
Betty Niccoli vs Jean Antone
Kurt Steiger vs Torbellino Blanco

3/20/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Texas death match: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Big Boy Brown & Tiny Smith
Joe McCarthy vs Torbellino Blanco
Chuck Karbo vs Mike Clancy
Bruce Kirk vs Great Bolo

3/21/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Ramon Torres vs Ray Gordon
Bobby Christy vs Lorenzo Parente
Kurt Steiger vs Red McKim

3/22/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Ramon Torres vs Ray Gordon
Bobby Christy vs Lorenzo Parente

3/22/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Joe McCarthy vs Mike Clancy
Great Bolo vs Torbellino Blanco
Bruce Kirk vs Chuck Karbo

3/23/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Bruce Kirk vs Joe McCarthy
Texas rules: Chuck Karbo vs Mike Clancy
Great Bolo vs Torbellino Blanco

3/23/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Lorenzo Parente vs Ramon Torres
Bobby Christy vs Kurt Steiger

3/24/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Mike Clancy & Red McKim
Ramon Torres vs Ray Gordon
Bobby Christy vs Kurt Steiger

3/24/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Chuck Karbo & Joe McCarthy vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Bruce Kirk vs Lorenzo Parente
Great Bolo vs Torbellino Blanco

3/25/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
3 out of 5 falls: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith
Lorenzo Parente vs Ramon Torres
Mike Clancy vs Ray Gordon
Bruce Kirk vs Kurt Steiger

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