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jim mandl
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Atlanta, GA (Oglethorpe University) 72/11/24:
Promoter: Ann Gunkel
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Atlanta, GA (City Auditorium) 72/11/24:
Promoter: Paul Jones
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Canton, OH (Memorial Auditorium) 72/11/24:
1- Pampero Firpo (U.S. champ) vs. Bobo Brazil.
2- the Sheik vs. the Mighty Igor
3- Ben Justice & the Stomper (Guy Mitchell/Jerry Valiant) (World tag champs) vs.Kurt on Hess & Karl von Shotz John Anson)
4- Killer Brooks vs. Bruce Swayze
5- Tex McKenzie & the Magnificent Zulu (Ron Pope) vs. the Medics
6- Mike Loren vs. Mitsu Arakawa

Houston, TX (Sam Houston Coliseum) 72/11/24:
Promoter: Paul Boesch
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Indianapolis, IN (Convention Center) 72/11/24:
1- Cowboy Bob Ellis won a20 man battle royal won by Bob Ellis
2- Baron von Raschke (WWA champ) DKO Wilbur Snyder
3- the Beast defeated Jim Alexi
4- Bobby Bold Eagle & Billy Red Cloud defeated Johnny Kace & the Wolfman
5- Blackjack Mulligan defeated Moose Cholak
6- Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Blackjack Lanza
7- Sailor Art Thomas defeated Ken Dillinger
8- Higo Hamaguchi defeated Jose Martinez
9- Ernie Ladd defeated Frankie Adonis by count out
Attendance: 10,000

Willingboro, NC (Kennedy High School) 72/11/24:
Sponsored by the Jaycees
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Greg Ganja
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Would've loved to have seen that Brisco-Matsuda match! Something tells me it was probably as good as any Brisco-Funk classic.

[ 11-24-2012, 07:22 AM: Message edited by: Greg Ganja ]

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I thought Vincent J. McMahon was invading into Crockett territory with that listing, but it turns out that Willingboro is in New Jersey instead of North Carolina.

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Did Gunkel and Jones book cards opposite each other often

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courtesy of WrestlingData.com

11/24/72 St. Joseph MO
Benny Ramírez defeated Bobby Whitlock
Ronnie Etchison defeated Billy Howard
2 out of 3 Falls Match
Lee Henning and Les Thornton defeated Hans Schmidt and Leo Seitz
2 out of 3 Falls Match
Roger Kirby defeated Black Angus
Special Referee: Lee Henning - NWA Central States Heavyweight Title Match
Omar Atlas defeated Harley Race (c) - TITLE CHANGE

11/24/72 Modesto CA
Great Mephisto vs. John L. Sullivan
2 out of 3 Falls Match
Lars Anderson and Luke Graham vs. Pepper Gómez and Manuel Cruz
NWA United States Heavyweight Title (San-Francisco-Version) Match
Pat Patterson (c) vs. Paul DeMarco

11/24/72 Salem OR
Steven Little Bear defeated Haru Sasaki
Dutch Savage defeated El Gringo
Lonnie Mayne vs. Tony Rocco ended without a winner as a time limit draw
Bull Ramos defeated The Skull

11/24/72 Lynchburg VA
George Harris defeated Terry Sawyer
Dick Shannon defeated Charlie Fulton
David Finlay vs. Evil Eye Gordon ended without a winner as a time limit draw
Alaskans (Mike York and Frank Monte) defeated Jim Dillon and Sandy Scott
NWA World Heavyweight Title Match
Dory Funk Jr. (c) defeated Jerry Brisco

11/24/72 Charleston SC
Pancho Valdez defeated Billy Hines
Sandy Scott defeated Tony Romano
David Finlay vs. Evil Eye Gordon ended without a winner as a time limit draw
Alaskans (Mike York and Frank Monte) defeated Jim Dillon and Sandy Scott
NWA World Heavyweight Title Match
Dory Funk Jr. (c) defeated Jerry Brisco

11/24/72 Tallahassee FL
Jack Evans vs. Pedro Columbo
Joe Nova vs. Scott Casey
Dick Slater vs. Tito Montez
Frank Hester and Bob Griffin vs. Sputnik Monroe and Norvell Austin
Bob Orton vs. Bobby Shane
Buddy Colt vs. Tim Woods

11/24/72 Ft Lauderdale FL
Bob Orton Jr. vs. Swede Karlson
Ed Wiskowski vs. Mike Webster
Hiro Matsuda vs. John Smith
Kevin Sullivan vs. Redbeard
Big Bad John and Phil Robley vs. Ron Fuller and Robert Fuller
Russian Chain Match
Great Malenko vs. Paul Jones

11/24/72 Indianapolis Ind.
Higo Hamaguchi defeated José Martínez
"Sailor" Art Thomas defeated Ken Dillinger
The Beast defeated Jim Alexi
Billy Red Cloud and Bobby Bold Eagle defeated Johnny Kace and The Wolfman
Blackjack Mulligan defeated Moose Cholak
Bob Ellis defeated Blackjack Lanza
WWA World Heavyweight Title Match
Baron Von Raschke (c) vs. Wilbur Snyder ended without a winner as a no contest
Battle Royal
Bob Ellis defeated The Beast and Billy Red Cloud and Blackjack Lanza and Blackjack Mulligan and Bobby Bold Eagle and Higo Hamaguchi and Jim Alexi and Johnny Kace and José Martínez and Ken Dillinger and Moose Cholak and "Sailor" Art Thomas and The Wolfman and ???

11/24/72 Calgary AB
Danny Babich, Michel Martel and Bob Pirie vs. George Gordienko, Bob Pringle and Super Hawk
Frank Butcher vs. Nick Pacchiano
The Haiti Kid and Farmer Jerome vs. Sky Low Low and Little Brutus
Carlos Belafonte, Gino Caruso and Lenny Hurst vs. Tor Kamata, Joe Tomasso and Gil Hayes
Abdullah the Butcher vs. Geoff Portz
Hair vs Hair Match
Dan Kroffat vs. Kendo Nagasaki

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The Lynchburg card is wrong. Crockett ran the next night 11/25/72 in Lynchburg.

11/24/72 Abilene, TX @ Taylor County Coliseum
Winner to Meet NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr on 12/11
Hank James beat Ciclon Negro
Karl Von Steiger & The Viking beat Nick Kozak & Moose Morowski
Ricky Romero beat Black Devil dq
Mr Wrestling drew Ricki Starr
Mack Quarry beat Tapia
Note: Special Friday night card

11/24/72 Richmond, VA @ State Fairgrounds
Bobby Kay & Terry Kay beat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson dq
Freddie Sweetan & Mike Dubois beat Les Thatcher & Randy Curtis
Dick Shannon beat Charlie Fulton
George Two Ton Harris beat Terry Sawyer

11/24/72 Salem, VA @ Civic Center
Special Referee: Joe Louis
Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champions Johnny Weaver & Art Nelson beat Royal Kangaroos Lord Jonathan Boyd & Norman Frederick Charles III
Thunderbolt Patterson & Ronnie Garvin beat Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson
The Kentuckian Big Boy Brown beat The Menace
Klondike Bill beat Matti Suzuki
Nelson Royal beat Joe Soto
Johnny Ringo beat Johnny Heidman
Att: 4000+

11/24/72 Tupelo, MS
Bounty Hunters David Novak & Jerry Novak beat Len Rossi & Bearcat Brown
Jimmy Kent beat Eddie Marlin
Masked Destroyer beat Doug Smith

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We bled inside each others wounds
We all had caught the same disease
And we all sang the songs of peace"-- Melanie Safka

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quote:
Originally posted by clawmaster64:

11/24/72 Abilene, TX @ Taylor County Coliseum
Winner to Meet NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr on 12/11
Hank James beat Ciclon Negro
Karl Von Steiger & The Viking beat Nick Kozak & Moose Morowski
Ricky Romero beat Black Devil dq
Mr Wrestling drew Ricki Starr
Mack Quarry beat Tapia
Note: Special Friday night card

Don't understand why Hank James would go over someone of the caliber of Ciclon Negro for a chance to wrestle for the world title. Especially given the history between Ciclon and Funk, Jr.

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quote:
Originally posted by chgowolvs44:
Did Gunkel and Jones book cards opposite each other often

S'why it was called a war.

So long from the Sunshine State!

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"Gang war! Mexican style"

Yeah, that's the sort of advertisement that might not go over so well in a predominately hispanic market these days.

Cough.

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quote:
Originally posted by Norrin Radd:
I thought Vincent J. McMahon was invading into Crockett territory with that listing, but it turns out that Willingboro is in New Jersey instead of North Carolina.

Willingboro is about 45 miles from Philadelphia. I was there with the circus last year. Neat little town.

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Indianapolis, IN (Convention Center) 72/11/24:

9- Ernie Ladd defeated Frankie Adonis by count out
Actually,Ladd got counted out.He had been a babyface in Indianapolis all of the times he appeared here,but this time he came to ringside in his street clothes and crown and started to berate Adonis,calling him a "bum that everybody's beaten",and started challenging Bruiser, Snyder etal.While this went on,the ref called for the bell and counted him out.Then he said he respected Adonis for being man enough to face him,and went in to shake Adonis' hand.Of course he attacked Frankie,beat him mercilessly, and pinned him and counted 3 himself.Adonis did an alka seltzer job mixed with blood from a gum infection he had at the time,and Frankie's pregnant wife, not in on the deal,went hysterical in the audience.It went over like a million dollars.

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quote:
Originally posted by Norrin Radd:
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Originally posted by clawmaster64:

11/24/72 Abilene, TX @ Taylor County Coliseum
Winner to Meet NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr on 12/11
Hank James beat Ciclon Negro
Karl Von Steiger & The Viking beat Nick Kozak & Moose Morowski
Ricky Romero beat Black Devil dq
Mr Wrestling drew Ricki Starr
Mack Quarry beat Tapia
Note: Special Friday night card

Don't understand why Hank James would go over someone of the caliber of Ciclon Negro for a chance to wrestle for the world title. Especially given the history between Ciclon and Funk, Jr.
The answer, basically, is that you can't sell the same match too many times. Ciclon had already been in this area for a couple of years, working with every top babyface and many of the top heels. He got plenty of shots at Junior. At this point it was somebody else's turn.

James, meanwhile, was being pushed as a main-eventer. He definitely wasn't in Ciclon's class as a worker, but he did draw tremendous heat. Abilene was a blood and guts town (moreso than the rest of the territory) and he got over with chain matches and such. It probably didn't hurt to have an elite worker like Ciclon carrying him.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gerry K. Fabian:
quote:
Originally posted by Norrin Radd:
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Originally posted by clawmaster64:

11/24/72 Abilene, TX @ Taylor County Coliseum
Winner to Meet NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr on 12/11
Hank James beat Ciclon Negro
Karl Von Steiger & The Viking beat Nick Kozak & Moose Morowski
Ricky Romero beat Black Devil dq
Mr Wrestling drew Ricki Starr
Mack Quarry beat Tapia
Note: Special Friday night card

Don't understand why Hank James would go over someone of the caliber of Ciclon Negro for a chance to wrestle for the world title. Especially given the history between Ciclon and Funk, Jr.
The answer, basically, is that you can't sell the same match too many times. Ciclon had already been in this area for a couple of years, working with every top babyface and many of the top heels. He got plenty of shots at Junior. At this point it was somebody else's turn.

James, meanwhile, was being pushed as a main-eventer. He definitely wasn't in Ciclon's class as a worker, but he did draw tremendous heat. Abilene was a blood and guts town (moreso than the rest of the territory) and he got over with chain matches and such. It probably didn't hurt to have an elite worker like Ciclon carrying him.

Just glancing at some results . . . Ciclon doesn't seem to appear in the area in December 1972, but returns with a main event in El Paso on New Year's Day against Terry Funk. If he was going on vacation, it makes sense for him to do a job on the way out. James was pushed hard in December, winning lots of main events. Junior defeated him with a third-fall DQ in the title shot.

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