The McGuirk/Watts Wrestling Almanac - Chapter 29 (1966 Q4)

Welcome to Chapter 29 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, little persons, 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)
Chapter 26 (Q1 1966)
Chapter 27 (Q2 1966)
Chapter 28 (Q3 1966)

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THE McGUIRK/WATTS WRESTLING ALMANAC
CHAPTER 29 (1966 Q4)


Here is the roster for 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)

BRONCO KELLY – Bronco is believed to have also wrestled as Red Kelly for about a decade starting in 1955. Red Kelly wrestled for Fred Kohler and the AWA during that time, though he looks to have primarily been a part-time enhancement wrestler. Bronco Kelly spent a few years working in different territories in the south, from Florida to Amarillo with some stops in between.

GORGEOUS GEORGE JR. – Charles Richard Phelps was born in 1937 in Minnesota. He is of no relation to the famous Gorgeous George (George Wagner). He was trained by Iron Mike DiBiase  and debuted in the mid-1960s. He lost a hair match in Arizona as he was finishing up his run there in the early fall of 1966. He next went to Heart of America (Central States) for about a month. Now bald, he came up with a clever way to explain it: he was billed as “the fighting Marine” Dick Marshall. He then came here in November and reverted back to the Gorgeous George Jr. persona. While here, he reportedly legally changed his name to “George Wagner” to further embrace the gimmick. He spent the next 14 years working in various territories, mostly in the south, before retiring in 1980 and becoming a truck driver.

JOHNNY ZENDA – Born John Louis Zendejas in 1944, Zenda’s name shows up in a few different territories from 1964 to 1971. Many of his appearances were on the west coast and in Canada, though he also wrestled for the AWA as Juan Zendejas. He later went into acting, including being one of Michael Myers’ victims in Halloween II. According to his profile on IMDB (which was submitted by his son), Zenda was a descendant of Jesse James and later worked as Sean Penn’s personal bodyguard. He was also posthumously inducted to the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) for his contributions to the sport (he had been a driver, a track manager, director of their “Historical Services” division, and curator of the Hot Rod Museum in Pomona, CA).

THE MEDICS – A version of the Medics had been here during the summer. They were unmasked and identified as Tony Gonzales and Dan Ellis before leaving in mid-September. At the end of November, another team billed as the Medics started appearing in the territory. In a few instances, it was stated that one of the members of this version had been a member of the team that was here over the summer, but that appears to be false. This version of the Medics also lost their masks towards the end of their run in January 1967 and were identified as Chuck Conley and John Higgins. Conley is probably best known for being one of the Scufflin’ Hillbillies team (which, like the Medics, had a few different incarnations) with Rip Collins. Higgins also used the ring names Johnny Carr and Blackjack Gordon over the course of his career.

NICK ADAMS – Adams debuted earlier in the year, starting in Gulf Coast and also wrestling in Florida and East Texas before coming here in the fall. In later years, he was the trainer for a couple of different wrestling bears. He also wrestled as Dr. Frank, a Frankenstein knockoff, in 1967 for Nick Gulas, teaming with the Mummy (Eddie Marlin). Some sources also link him to the “Dr. Frank” that wrestled a decade later, but I am fairly sure that was a friend of Jerry Lawler’s named Jim Blake (though it’s always possible more than one person was under the costume at various times).

PANCHO ROSARIO – After starting his career as Pancho Valdez, Rosario worked for Jack Pfefer as one of his “knockoffs”, being billed as Bruno Sanmartino. After that, he spent about 15 years traversing the territories using the names Pancho Valdez, Pancho Rosario, or Gypsy Joe Rosario. He is not to be confused with the other wrestlers who worked as “Gypsy Joe” at various times.

RETURNING TO THE TERRITORY THIS QUARTER

The Assassins (Renesto & Hamilton), Eddie Sullivan (Tito Montez), Jerry London, Ray Gordon, and Slim Marvin (aka Slim Conley and Cousin Slim)

OTHER WRESTLERS NOT LISTED IN THE SPOT RATINGS

NATIONALLY KNOWN STARS
Lou Thesz and Tiny Smith

PART-TIMERS OR JUST PASSING THROUGH
Billy Garrett, Bob Clay, Chris Harty, Ken Hill, and Pepi Gomez

WOMEN WRESTLERS
Betty Bouche (Boucher), Donna Christantello (Christianello), Fabulous Moolah, Jean Antone, Judy Grable, and Toni Rose
Their average SPOT Rating here was a .63

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CHAMPIONS & KNOWN TITLE CHANGES

NWA WORLD JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Danny Hodge was the champion at the beginning of the quarter. On November 5th in Oklahoma City during the live TV broadcast, Hodge lost the title to Assassin #1. Until recently, virtually all title history sources state that this was Jody Hamilton, but I am fairly sure it was actually Tom Renesto. Hamilton & Renesto had been teaming up in Arizona over the summer, but Hamilton went to Heart of America for a couple of weeks in October while Renesto does not appear to be wrestling anywhere. On October 31st, Assassin #1 wrestled in Tulsa. Assassin #1 also wrestled on November 4th in Oklahoma City, and this had to have been Renesto, as Hamilton wrestled Gene Kiniski in St. Joseph, MO that same night. The next night, “Assassin #1” defeats Hodge for the title. So if Renesto *had* to have been Assassin #1 on 11/4, it would stand to reason that he was also Assassin #1 on 11/5. Hodge regained the title from Assassin #1 on 12/19 in Tulsa. And again the next night in Little Rock. And the night after that in Springfield. And the night after *that* in Wichita Falls. And just for the hell of it, I want to note that in at least two of those matches, Hodge won one of the falls by disqualification but still “won” the title.
NOTE: Shortly before publishing this blog post, I spoke with an editor for wrestlingdata.com and the person who runs wrestling-titles.com; after presenting my evidence and reasoning, we came to a consensus that it most likely was Renesto; wrestling-titles.com had already listed him as the champion and wrestlingdata.com has corrected their info to reflect this.

U.S. TAG TEAM TITLES
When the Assassins returned to the territory in November, they were billed as champs (they had won the titles here in the spring). On December 7th in Springfield, MO, they lost the titles to Jack Brisco & Eddie Sullivan. It should be noted that Brisco & Sullivan won the second fall by disqualification, but it was still noted as a title change. The teams were rematched the following week in Springfield, with a newspaper article saying the titles will “have an unchallenged claimant” afterwards. This seems to imply that the title change from the previous week was “disputed” by the Assassins in storyline, likely due to the disqualification. The Assassins won the rematch and “regained” the titles. This switch was almost certainly only acknowledged in Springfield. The Assassins were billed as champions on 12/8 in Wichita Falls and 12/13 in Little Rock.

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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 Kozak and Chris Tolos, looking at all of 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 Tulsa and Little Rock, this feud began via a battle royal. In this era, the promotion usually had what are referred to as “Russian roulette” battle royals. In these, the battle royal occurs at the beginning of the card, and the singles matches that occur afterwards are determined by order of elimination. They typically had an odd number of participants, so the first wrestler eliminated was “done for the night” and wouldn’t have a singles match (thus “not getting paid”). The second wrestler eliminated would face the third wrestler eliminated, and so on and so forth until the final two men left in the battle royal competed in the main event for the battle royal “purse”. Many times, that main event would go to a non-finish, leading to a rematch the following week.

OKLAHOMA CITY
9/9 Kozak won
9/16 No contest
9/23 Ring enclosed by steel fence: Tolos won
11/25 Tolos won
12/2 Kozak will wear special headgear: Tolos won

TULSA
9/26 Lumberjack match: Kozak won

LITTLE ROCK
9/27 Double disqualification (both men were counted out for battling outside the ring)
10/4 Texas rules: Tolos won

WICHITA FALLS
10/20 Both men “slugged and smashed their way to a blood spattered standoff … copping one fall each”
10/27 Ring enclosed by steel fence: Tolos won
11/10 Winner take all: results not available

JOPLIN
11/5 "Kozak says he will wear a headgear ... [to] prevent Tolos from using his corskcrew hold": results not available
11/12 Ring enclosed by steel fence with two strands of barbed wire at the top: Tolos won

MONROE
12/6 results not available

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


ADVERTISED LINEUPS FOR ALL KNOWN HOUSE SHOWS

9/26/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Chuck Karbo vs Danny Hodge
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Battleship Johnson vs Tom Bradley
Al Galento vs Tom Bradley

9/26/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center Arena)
Lumberjack match: Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Jack Brisco vs Tor Kamata
Rocky Montero vs Tony Manos
Chris Harty vs Roberto Pico
Ken Hill vs Kenny Mack

9/27/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Jack Brisco vs Tor Kamata
Chris Harty vs Nikita Mulkovich

9/27/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson & Danny Hodge vs Chuck Karbo & Great Bolo & Tom Bradley
Plus 3 other bouts

9/28/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Jack Brisco
Texas rules, steel wire around ring: Chris Tolos vs Red McKim
Pepi Gomez vs Tom Bradley

9/28/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Texas rules: Mike Clancy vs Rocky Montero
Battleship Johnson vs Tor Kamata
Chuck Karbo vs Jerry Kozak

9/29/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco vs Nikita Mulkovich & Rocky Montero
Chris Tolos vs Tom Bradley
Jack Brisco vs Rocky Montero
Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich

9/30/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Battleship Johnson vs Chris Tolos
Chuck Karbo & Rocky Montero vs Jack Brisco & Jerry Kozak
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich
Kenny Mack vs Tom Bradley
Jerry Kozak vs Rocky Montero

10/1/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Jerry Kozak vs Nikita Mulkovich
Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy vs Roberto Pico & Rocky Montero
Danny Hodge vs Rocky Montero
Mike Clancy vs Roberto Pico

10/3/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Texas rules, loser leave town: Chuck Karbo vs Danny Hodge
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Great Bolo & Tom Bradley
Great Bolo vs Battleship Johnson
Tom Bradley vs Al Galento

10/3/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Jack Brisco
Bronco Kelly & Mike Clancy vs Roberto Pico & Rocky Montero
Bob Orton vs Eddie Sullivan
Jerry Kozak vs Nikita Mulkovich

10/4/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Texas rules: Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Eddie Sullivan & Jack Brisco vs Nikita Mulkovich & Rocky Montero
Plus 2 other bouts

10/4/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Tom Bradley
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Chuck Karbo & Great Bolo
Plus 1 other bout

10/5/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chris Tolos & Nikita Mulkovich vs Mike Clancy & Red McKim
Bronco Kelly vs Kenny Mack
Plus 2 other bouts

10/5/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Jerry Kozak vs Rocky Montero
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Bob Orton & Roberto Pico
Al Galento vs Roberto Pico
Bob Orton vs Battleship Johnson

10/5/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Danny Hodge & Eddie Sullivan vs Chuck Karbo & Great Bolo
Jack Brisco vs Tom Bradley
Plus 1 other bout

10/6/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Rocky Montero
Bronco Kelly vs Chris Tolos
Jerry Kozak vs Kenny Mack

10/7/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Texas rules: Battleship Johnson vs Chris Tolos
Chuck Karbo & Rocky Montero vs Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco
Bronco Kelly vs Tom Bradley
Eddie Sullivan vs Kenny Mack

10/8/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, special referee Wild Red Berry: Danny Hodge vs Rocky Montero
Jerry Kozak vs Nikita Mulkovich
Battleship Johnson vs Bob Orton

10/10/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
3 out of 5 falls: Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Jack Brisco vs Roberto Pico
Al Galento vs Nikita Mulkovich
Battleship Johnson vs Tom Bradley

10/10/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Betty Bouche & Jean Antone vs Fabulous Moolah & Judy Grable
Bronco Kelly vs Chuck Karbo
Jerry Kozak vs Rocky Montero
Eddie Sullivan vs Tony Manos

10/11/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Betty Bouche & Jean Antone vs Fabulous Moolah & Judy Grable
Chris Tolos vs Jack Brisco
Bronco Kelly vs Chuck Karbo

10/11/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Texas rules: Danny Hodge vs Tom Bradley
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Nikita Mulkovich & Roberto Pico

10/12/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Mike Clancy
Jerry Kozak vs Nikita Mulkovich
Eddie Sullivan vs Tony Manos

10/12/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Rocky Montero
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Bob Orton & Roberto Pico
Battleship Johnson vs Roberto Pico
Al Galento vs Bob Orton

10/12/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Jack Brisco vs Chuck Karbo
Fabulous Moolah & Judy Grable vs Betty Bouche & Jean Antone
Plus 1 other bout

10/13/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Bronco Kelly & Jerry Kozak vs Chris Tolos & Nikita Mulkovich
Betty Bouche vs Fabulous Moolah
Plus 2 other bouts

10/14/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Chris Tolos vs Jack Brisco
Betty Bouche & Donna Christantello vs Fabulous Moolah & Judy Grable
Bronco Kelly vs Tom Bradley
Rocky Montero vs Tony Manos
Chuck Karbo vs Eddie Sullivan

10/15/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Chris Tolos vs Mike Clancy
Women's World title: Fabulous Moolah vs Judy Grable
Battleship Johnson & Bronco Kelly vs Bob Orton & Rocky Montero

10/17/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Battleship Johnson & Jack Brisco vs Nikita Mulkovich & Tom Bradley
Betty Bouche & Donna Christantello vs Fabulous Moolah & Judy Grable
Jack Brisco vs Tom Bradley
Fabulous Moolah vs Betty Bouche

10/17/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Bob Orton & Rocky Montero vs Bronco Kelly & Jerry Kozak
Roberto Pico vs Tony Manos
Eddie Sullivan vs Nick Adams

10/18/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Roberto Pico & Tom Bradley
Bronco Kelly vs Rocky Montero

10/18/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Jack Brisco vs Nikita Mulkovich
Betty Bouche & Donna Christantello vs Fabulous Moolah & Judy Grable

10/19/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Mike Clancy
Eddie Sullivan & Nick Adams vs Jerry Kozak & Tony Manos
Plus 2 other bouts

10/19/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Rocky Montero
Betty Bouche & Donna Christantello vs Fabulous Moolah & Judy Grable
Bob Orton vs Bronco Kelly

10/19/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Battleship Johnson & Al Galento vs Roberto Pico & Tom Bradley
Jack Brisco vs Nikita Mulkovich
Plus 1 other bout

10/20/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Danny Hodge vs Rocky Montero
Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Women's World title: Donna Christantello vs Fabulous Moolah

10/21/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Chris Tolos vs Jack Brisco
Betty Bouche vs Fabulous Moolah
Nikita Mulkovich vs Tony Manos
Bronco Kelly vs Rocky Montero
Eddie Sullivan vs Nick Adams

10/22/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Bob Orton & Rocky Montero vs Mike Clancy & Red McKim
Great Bolo & Nick Adams vs Jack Brisco & Jerry Kozak
Plus 4 other bouts

10/24/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Jack Brisco vs Rocky Montero
Jerry Kozak & Nick Kozak vs Nick Adams & Nikita Mulkovich
Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams
Nick Kozak vs Nikita Mulkovich

10/24/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center Arena)
Battleship Johnson vs Chris Tolos
Bob Orton & Ray Gordon vs Bronco Kelly & Danny Hodge
Johnny Zenda vs Tony Manos
Eddie Sullivan vs Pancho Rosario

10/25/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Two referees: Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Battleship Johnson & Eddie Sullivan vs Bob Orton & Ray Gordon
Bronco Kelly vs Tom Bradley

10/25/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Jack Brisco & Jerry Kozak vs Nikita Mulkovich & Rocky Montero
Nick Adams vs Nick Kozak
Jerry Kozak vs Rocky Montero

10/26/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Boxing match: Chris Tolos vs Mike Clancy
Johnny Zenda vs Tony Manos
Pancho Rosario vs Red McKim

10/26/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Bob Orton & Rocky Montero vs Bronco Kelly & Danny Hodge
Eddie Sullivan vs Ray Gordon
Plus 2 other bouts

10/26/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Jack Brisco & Jerry Kozak & Battleship Johnson vs Nikita Mulkovich & Nick Adams & Tom Bradley
Plus 3 other bouts

10/27/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Ring enclosed with steel fence: Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Jack Brisco vs Pancho Rosario
Johnny Zenda vs Tony Manos

10/28/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Battleship Johnson & Jack Brisco vs Chris Tolos & Rocky Montero
Bronco Kelly vs Nikita Mulkovich
Johnny Zenda vs Pancho Rosario
Eddie Sullivan vs Ray Gordon

10/29/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Chris Tolos vs Mike Clancy
Jerry Kozak & Johnny Zenda vs Nick Adams & Nikita Mulkovich
Bob Orton vs Bronco Kelly

10/31/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Jerry Kozak & Nick Kozak vs Nick Adams & Rocky Montero
Bronco Kelly vs Pancho Rosario
Plus 2 other bouts

10/31/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center Arena)
Battleship Johnson & Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco vs Bob Orton & Chris Tolos & Ray Gordon
Assassin #1 vs Mike Clancy
Eddie Sullivan vs Nikita Mulkovich
Plus 3 other bouts

11/1/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Battleship Johnson vs Chris Tolos
Bob Orton & Ray Gordon vs Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco
Eddie Sullivan vs Johnny Zenda

11/1/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Jerry Kozak vs Rocky Montero
Nick Adams vs Nick Kozak
Bronco Kelly vs Pancho Rosario

11/2/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Chris Tolos & Pancho Rosario
Red McKim vs Tom Bradley
Plus 2 other bouts

11/2/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Bob Orton vs Danny Hodge
Jack Brisco vs Ray Gordon
Mike Clancy vs Nikita Mulkovich

11/2/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams
Bronco Kelly vs Rocky Montero
Johnny Zenda vs Eddie Sullivan

11/3/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Jack Brisco
Danny Hodge & Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams & Nikita Mulkovich
Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich
Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams

11/4/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Chris Tolos & Rocky Montero vs Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco
Assassin #1 vs Mike Clancy
Johnny Zenda vs Ray Gordon
Eddie Sullivan vs Pancho Rosario

11/5/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
"Kozak says he will wear a headgear ... [to] prevent Tolos from using his corskcrew hold": Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Johnny Zenda & Mike Clancy vs Nick Adams & Ray Gordon
Nick Adams vs Johnny Zenda
Mike Clancy vs Ray Gordon

11/7/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Nick Kozak vs Rocky Montero
Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams
Bronco Kelly vs Tom Bradley

11/7/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Assassin #1 vs Battleship Johnson
Bob Orton & Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco
Johnny Zenda vs Pancho Rosario
Eddie Sullivan vs Nikita Mulkovich

11/7/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Assassin #1 vs Chris Tolos
Bob Orton & Ray Gordon vs Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco
Eddie Sullivan vs Nikita Mulkovich

11/8/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Jerry Kozak & Nick Kozak vs Nick Adams & Rocky Montero
Bronco Kelly vs Tom Bradley
Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams
Nick Kozak vs Rocky Montero

11/9/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson vs Chris Tolos & Johnny Zenda
Donna Christantello & Nikita Mulkovich vs Pancho Rosario & Toni Rose
Plus 4 other bouts

11/9/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Assassin #1 vs Mike Clancy
Bob Orton & Ray Gordon vs Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco
Danny Hodge vs Ray Gordon
Jack Brisco vs Bob Orton

11/9/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Bronco Kelly vs Rocky Montero
Jerry Kozak & Eddie Sullivan vs Nick Adams & Tom Bradley
Plus 1 other bout

11/10/66 Fayetteville, AR (Hillcrest Junior High Gymnasium)
Battle royal: Danny Hodge & Mike Clancy & Nikita Mulkovich & Pancho Rosario & Rocky Montero
Plus 2 other bouts

11/10/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena
Winner take all: Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Assassin #1 vs Bronco Kelly
Donna Christantello & Jack Brisco vs Johnny Zenda & Toni Rose

11/11/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Chris Tolos & Rocky Montero
Gorgeous George Jr vs Jerry Kozak
Eddie Sullivan vs Ray Gordon
Johnny Zenda vs Nick Adams

11/12/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Ring enclosed by steel fence with two strands of barbed wire at the top: Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Donna Christantello & Jack Brisco vs Pancho Rosario & Toni Rose
Battleship Johnson vs Ray Gordon

11/14/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Battleship Johnson vs Rocky Montero
Bronco Kelly vs Pancho Rosario
Jerry Kozak vs Ray Gordon

11/14/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Bob Orton & Chris Tolos
Eddie Sullivan vs Gorgeous George Jr
Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich
Jack Brisco vs Nick Adams

11/15/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Bob Orton & Chris Tolos
Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich
Gorgeous George Jr vs Johnny Zenda

11/15/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Battleship Johnson & Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams & Rocky Montero
Bronco Kelly vs Ray Gordon
Plus 1 other bout

11/16/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
3 out of 5 falls, no time limit, ring surrounded by steel wire: Battleship Johnson vs Chris Tolos
Jack Brisco vs Tom Bradley
Mike Clancy vs Nick Adams

11/16/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Bob Orton & Ray Gordon
Eddie Sullivan vs Gorgeous George Jr
Plus 2 other bouts

11/16/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Rocky Montero vs Jerry Kozak
Johnny Zenda vs Nikita Mulkovich
Bronco Kelly vs Pancho Rosario

11/17/66 Longview, TX (Gregg County Fairgrounds)
Chris Tolos vs Ray Gordon
Gorgeous George Jr vs Johnny Zenda
Bronco Kelly vs Pancho Rosario

11/17/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco & Mike Clancy
Eddie Sullivan vs Nick Adams
Assassin #1 vs Jack Brisco
Assassin #2 vs Mike Clancy

11/18/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Chris Tolos & Rocky Montero
Gorgeous George Jr vs Mike Clancy
Jack Brisco vs Ray Gordon
Eddie Sullivan vs Johnny Zenda

11/19/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Gorgeous George Jr vs Johnny Zenda
Battleship Johnson & Ray Gordon vs Nick Adams & Rocky Montero
Jack Brisco vs Jerry Kozak

11/21/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Al Galento & Battleship Johnson & Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams & Pancho Rosario & Rocky Montero
Jerry Kozak vs Rocky Montero
Battleship Johnson vs Pancho Rosario
Al Galento vs Nick Adams

11/21/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Chris Tolos & Jack Brisco
Bob Orton vs Danny Hodge
Gorgeous George Jr vs Tony Manos
Johnny Zenda vs Ray Gordon

11/22/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Bob Orton & Chris Tolos
Danny Hodge vs Ray Gordon
Eddie Sullivan vs Gorgeous George Jr

11/22/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Two referees: Battleship Johnson & Jerry Kozak vs Pancho Rosario & Rocky Montero
Al Galento vs Ray Gordon

11/23/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Jack Brisco vs Nikita Mulkovich
Bob Orton vs Johnny Zenda

11/23/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Battleship Johnson & Mike Clancy
Gorgeous George Jr vs Tony Manos
Mike Clancy vs Assassin #2

11/23/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
3 out of 5 falls: Jerry Kozak vs Rocky Montero
Eddie Sullivan vs Pancho Rosario
Nick Adams vs Ray Gordon

11/24/66 Longview, TX (Gregg Co. Fairgrounds)
Mike Clancy vs Pancho Rosario
Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams
Eddie Sullivan vs Nikita Mulkovich

11/24/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Johnny Zenda & Rocky Montero
Gorgeous George Jr vs Jack Brisco

11/25/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Special referee Al Galento: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Eddie Sullivan & Jack Brisco
Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich
Johnny Zenda vs Ray Gordon

11/26/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Jack Brisco & Jerry Kozak vs Nick Adams & Rocky Montero
Eddie Sullivan vs Gorgeous George Jr

11/28/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Jerry Kozak & Mike Clancy vs Medic I & Medic II
Danny Hodge vs Rocky Montero
Mike Clancy vs Medic I
Jerry Kozak vs Medic II

11/28/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Chris Tolos & Jack Brisco
Gorgeous George Jr vs Tony Manos
Nikita Mulkovich vs Ray Gordon
Eddie Sullivan vs Nick Adams

11/29/66 Fayetteville, AR (Hillcrest Junior High Gymnasium)
Johnny Zenda & Mike Clancy & Red McKim vs Nick Adams & Nikita Mulkovich & Rocky Montero
Plus 3 other bouts

11/29/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Chris Tolos & Jack Brisco
Gorgeous George Jr vs Tony Manos
Eddie Sullivan vs Nick Adams

11/29/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike Clancy & Rocky Montero
Danny Hodge vs Jerry Kozak
Plus 1 other bout

11/30/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Texas rules: Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Bob Orton vs Mike Clancy
Nikita Mulkovich vs Red McKim

11/30/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco & Gorgeous George Jr
Johnny Zenda vs Ray Gordon

11/30/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legiom Building)
Ring enclosed by steel fence: Jerry Kozak vs Rocky Montero
Medic I & Medic II vs Tony Manos & Eddie Sullivan
Plus 2 other bouts

12/1/66 Longview, TX (Gregg Co. Fairgrounds)
Jerry Kozak vs Nikita Mulkovich
Eddie Sullivan & Tony Manos vs Medic I & Medic II
Plus 2 other bouts

12/1/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco & Rocky Montero
Gorgeous George Jr vs Ray Gordon

12/2/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Medic I & Medic II
Kozak will wear special headgear: Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Gorgeous George Jr vs Tony Manos
Johnny Zenda vs Nick Adams

12/3/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
3 out of 5 falls, winner take all: Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Jack Brisco vs Nikita Mulkovich
Ray Gordon vs Rocky Montero

12/5/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Gorgeous George Jr vs Jerry Kozak
Johnny Zenda vs Nikita Mulkovich

12/5/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Medic I & Medic II
Jack Brisco vs Ray Gordon
Eddie Sullivan vs Rocky Montero
Nick Adams vs Tony Manos

12/6/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
Ring enclosed by fence with a strand of barbed wire on top, masks vs masks, special referee Al Galento: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Medic I & Medic II
Jack Brisco vs Ray Gordon
Rocky Montero vs Tony Manos

12/6/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge vs Gorgeous George Jr
Chris Tolos vs Jerry Kozak
Johnny Zenda vs Nikita Mulkovich

12/7/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Battle royal: Chris Tolos & Mike Clancy & Nick Adams & Nikita Mulkovich & Red McKim & Rocky Montero
Plus 3 other bouts

12/7/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
US Tag Team titles, special referee Al Galento: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Eddie Sullivan & Jack Brisco
Danny Hodge vs Ray Gordon
Jack Brisco vs an Assassin

12/7/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Building)
Medic I & Medic II vs Johnny Zenda & Jerry Kozak
Gorgeous George Jr vs Tony Manos
Plus 1 other bout

12/8/66 Longview, TX (Gregg Co. Fairgrounds)
Danny Hodge vs Nikita Mulkovich
Jerry Kozak & Johnny Zenda vs Medic I & Medic II
Plus 2 other bouts

12/8/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Chris Tolos & Jack Brisco
Gorgeous George Jr vs Nick Adams
Eddie Sullivan vs Rocky Montero

12/9/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockayrds Coliseum)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Assassin #1 vs Danny Hodge
Chris Tolos vs Jack Brisco
Eddie Sullivan & Jerry Kozak vs Gorgeous George Jr & Rocky Montero
Assassin #2 vs Ray Gordon
Chuck Conley vs Nikita Mulkovich

12/10/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
10 rounds boxing: Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Billy Garrett & Eddie Sullivan vs Medic I & Medic II
Nick Adams vs Tony Manos

12/12/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Gorgeous George Jr vs Jerry Kozak
Eddie Sullivan & Mike Clancy vs Medic I & Medic II
Plus 2 other bouts

12/12/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco & Lou Thesz
Loser leave town: Chris Tolos vs Danny Hodge
Rocky Montero vs Tony Manos
Johnny Zenda vs Nikita Mulkovich

12/13/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco & Lou Thesz
Loser leave town: Chris Tolos vs Eddie Sullivan
Ray Gordon vs Rocky Montero

12/13/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Danny Hodge & Eddie Sullivan vs Medic I & Medic II
Gorgeous George Jr vs Mike Clancy

12/14/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Red McKim vs Rocky Montero
Ray Gordon vs Tony Manos
Al Galento vs Nikita Mulkovich

12/14/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Eddie Sullivan & Jack Brisco
Johnny Zenda vs Slim Marvin
Assassin #1 vs Eddie Sullivan

12/14/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Danny Hodge & Eddie Sullivan vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike Clancy vs Gorgeous George Jr
Plus 1 other bout

12/15/66 Longview, TX (Gregg Co. Fairgrounds)
Jack Brisco & Jerry Kozak vs Medic I & Medic II
Eddie Sullivan vs Gorgeous George Jr
Plus 2 other bouts

12/15/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Assassin #1 vs Danny Hodge
Assassin #2 vs Rocky Montero
Mike Clancy vs Tony Manos

12/16/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
US Tag Team titles, 90-minute time limit: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Eddie Sullivan & Jack Brisco
Jerry Kozak vs Ray Gordon
Nikita Mulkovich vs Slim Marvin
Chuck Conley vs Gorgeous George Jr

12/17/66 Joplin, MO (Memorial Hall)
US Tag Team titles: Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Medic I & Medic II
Mike Clancy vs Tony Manos
Nikita Mulkovich vs Slim Marvin

12/19/66 Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
Medic I & Medic II vs Slim Marvin & Tiny Smith
Ray Gordon vs Tony Manos
Tiny Smith vs Medic I
Slim Marvin vs Medic II

12/19/66 Tulsa, OK (Civic Center)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title: Assassin #1 vs Danny Hodge
Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco
Eddie Sullivan & Jerry Kozak vs Gorgeous George Jr & Rocky Montero
Jerry London vs Ray Gordon

12/20/66 Little Rock, AR (Robinson Auditorium)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, special referee Al Galento: Assassin #1 vs Danny Hodge
Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco
Eddie Sullivan & Jerry Kozak vs Gorgeous George Jr & Rocky Montero

12/20/66 Monroe, LA (Roll Arena)
Medic I & Medic II vs Slim Marvin & Tiny Smith
Jerry Kozak vs Ray Gordon

12/21/66 Fort Smith, AR (Sports Arena)
Medic I & Medic II vs Mike Clancy & Red McKim
Eddie Sullivan vs Tony Manos
Plus 2 other bouts

12/21/66 Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, special referee Al Galento: Assassin #1 vs Danny Hodge
Assassin #2 vs Jack Brisco
Jerry London vs Nikita Mulkovich

12/21/66 Texarkana, AR (American Legion Bldg)
Gorgeous George Jr & Rocky Montero vs Tiny Smith & Slim Marvin
Ray Gordon vs Jerry Kozak
Plus 1 other bout

12/22/66 Longview, TX (Gregg Co. Fairgrounds)
Jerry Kozak & Tiny Smith vs Medic I & Medic II
Nikita Mulkovich vs Slim Marvin
Jerry Kozak vs Medic I

12/22/66 Wichita Falls, TX (4-H Arena)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight title, special referee Bob Clay: Assassin #1 vs Danny Hodge
Assassin #2 vs Jerry Kozak
Gorgeous George Jr vs Jerry London

12/23/66 Oklahoma City, OK (Stockyards Coliseum)
Assassin #1 & Assassin #2 vs Danny Hodge & Jack Brisco
Battle royal: Eddie Sullivan & Gorgeous George Jr & Jerry Kozak & Jerry London & John Higgins & Mike Clancy & Nikita Mulkovich & Ray Gordon & Rocky Montero & Tiny Smith & Tony Manos
Plus other bouts

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