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5/16/74 Amarillo, TX @ Sports Arena
International Champion Cyclon Negro beat Bob Backlund 2/3
1. Backlund was dq'ed at 11:42 for tossing Negro over the top rope
2. Backlund beat Negro by submission with a leg lock in 5:37
3. Negro pinned Backlund in 3:49 after a suplex
Jim Dillon beat TV Champion Bob Roop dq when Dick Murdoch interfered
Terry Funk & Dick Murdoch beat The Patriots when Patriot pinned Patriot II in 19:36
Kung Fu Lee beat Akio Sato via pin in 10:05 after an illegal karate thrust to the throat that the referee did not see
Karl Von Steiger drew Nick Kozak 15:00
Stan Hansen beat Ike Adams via pin in 9:00 after an elbow smash

5/20/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Two Referees, one of which is The Lawman Don Slatton
Western States Tag Team Champions Ricky Romero & Dory Funk Jr beat The Patriots 2/3
1. One of the Patriots pinned Dory Jr after a leg drop
2. Dory Jr beat one of the Patriots by submission with the spinning toe hold
3. Dory Jr pinned one of the Patriots in 0:23 after a dropkick
Referee The Lawman
Bob Backlund beat Jim Dillon dq when The Lawman saw Dillon jump off the top rope on to Backlund
Dick Murdoch beat Kung Fu Lee via pin after a body slam and an elbow smash
Karl Von Steiger beat Akio Sato via pin in 14:12 after a knee smash
Nick Kozak beat The Grappler in 12:30

5/21/74 Odessa, TX @ Ector County Coliseum
Brass Knuckles Champion Dick Murdoch beat Jim Dillon
Ricky Romero & Nick Kozak beat Kung Fu Lee & Karl Von Steiger
Western States Champion Bob Backlund beat Patriot II
Akio Sato beat The Grappler
Stan Hansen drew Patriot I

5/22/74 Lubbock
Terry Funk beat Bob Roop
Dory Funk Jr beat Jim Dillon
Karl Von Steiger beat Bob Backlund to win Western States Title
Judo Jacket Match
Akio Sato beat Kung Fu Lee
Stan Hansen drew Alex Perez
Note: As you can see, Backlund's Western States Title reign was brief. Still quite an accomplishment for an inexperienced pro wrestler.

5/27/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Russian Chain Match
Jim Dillon beat The Lawman
Western States Tag Team Champions Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero beat The Patriots
1. Dory Jr beat Patriot II in 4:44
2. Patriot II pinned Dory Jr after a leg drop
3. Ricky Romero beat one of the Patriots via pin with a jack knife
Western States Champion Karl Von Steiger drew Dick Murdoch
Judo Jacket Match
Akio Sato beat Kung Fu Lee dq when Lee tossed Sato over the top rope
Nick Kozak beat Bob Backlund via pin in 18:45 with an Olympic Roll

5/30/74 Amarillo
Dick Murdoch beat Karl Von Steiger
Terry Funk beat Jim Dillon
The Patriots beat Ricky Romero & Nick Kozak
Bob Backlund drew Akio Sato
Gorgeous George Jr beat Kung Fu Lee

6/10/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Rocky Mountain Champion Karl Von Steiger dcor Ricky Romero in 3rd fall
1. Von Steiger pinned Romero
2. Romero pinned Von Steiger after a Cannonball
3. Both wrestlers counted out of the ring at 6:10 of the 3rd fall
Dory Funk Jr & Dick Murdoch beat The Patriots 2/3
1. Murdoch pinned one of the Patriots
2. One of the Patriots pinned Dory Jr after a head butt
3. Funk Jr & Murdoch won the 3rd fall
Jim Dillon beat Gorgeous George Jr by submission in 21:20 with a figure four leg lock
Nick Kozak beat Akio Sato via pin in 11:59 after a back drop and Olympic Roll
Kung Fu Lee beat Bob Backlund via submission with a Boston Crab in 11:03

6/12/74 Lubbock
Winner to earn shot at NWA Champion Jack Brisco on June 26th
Dory Funk Jr beat Lou Thesz
Ricky Romero dcor Karl Von Steiger
Dick Murdoch & Terry Funk & Gorgeous George Jr beat The Patriots & Jim Dillon
Bob Backlund beat Kung Fu Lee
Akio Sato drew Nick Kozak
Note: Always brings a smile to my face when I see Lou Thesz doing a job.

6/19/74 Lubbock
Cage Match
Ricky Romero beat Karl Von Steiger dq
Dick Murdoch beat Jim Dillon COR
Nick Kozak & Gorgeous George Jr. beat Kung Fu Lee & The Grappler
Bob Backlund drew Patriot I
Akio Sato beat Victor Varga

7/4/74 Amarillo
Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero beat Patriots to win Western States Tag Title
Karl Von Steiger beat Gorgeous George Jr
Kung Fu Lee drew Bob Backlund

7/18/74 Amarillo
Dick Murdoch beat NWA Champion Jack Brisco dq
Terry Funk beat Karl Von Steiger
Bob Backlund beat Victor Varga

7/29/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Karl Von Steiger & Siegfried Stanke beat Ricky Romero & Lord Alfred Hayes
International Champion Dick Murdoch beat Jim Dillon
Bob Backlund beat Ben Justice dq when referee Chuck Riley saw Justice toss Backlund over the top rope
Nick Kozak beat Stan Hansen
Akio Sato beat Patriot II

7/31/74 Lubbock
Texas Death Match
Dory Funk Jr. & Ricky Romero beat Karl Von Steiger & Seigfried Stanke
International Champion Dick Murdoch beat Don Fargo
Akio Sato beat Ben Justice
Jim Dillon beat Bob Backlund
Nick Kozak & Stan Hansen beat The Patriots
Alex Perez beat Victor Varga

8/7/74 Lubbock
Russian Chain Match
Dory Funk Jr. beat Karl Von Steiger
Ricky Romero beat Siegfreid Stanke
Jim Dillon & Ben Justice beat Nick Kozak & Akio Sato
Bob Backlund beat Patriot I
Patriot II beat Stan Hansen

8/8/74 Amarillo
Western States Tag Team Champions Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero beat Karl Von Steiger & Siegfried Stanke dq when referee Victor Varga caught The Germans jumping off the top rope on to Funk & Romero at 17:35
Jim Dillon beat Bob Backlund via pin in 20:54 by using the ropes for leverage which the referee did not see
Ben Justice drew Akio Sato 15:00
Patriot II beat Stan Hansen via pin in 10:35 after loading his mask with a foreign object and then using a head butt
Nick Kozak beat Patriot I dq in 10:42 when the referee caught Patriot I and Patriot II trying to switch places
Michel Dubois beat Alex Perez via pin in 3:02 after an atomic drop

8/21/74 Lubbock
Ricky Romero no contest King Curtis Iaukea
Siegfreid Stankey & Karl Von Steiger beat Nick Kozak & Mark Lewin
Jim Dillon beat Akio Sato
Sonny Boy Hayes beat Billy the Kid
Mike Dubois beat Alex Perez
Bob Backlund beat Ben Justice

8/28/74 Lubbock
Lumberjack Match, No DQ
Ricky Romero beat King Curtis Iaukea
Brass Knucks Championship
Karl Von Steiger beat Mark Lewin (c) to win the title
Jim Dillon beat Ben Justice
Mike "The Judge" Dubois dcor Jerry Kozak
Bob Backlund & Akio Sato beat Mr. Wrestling & Seigfried Stanke dq

9/4/74 Lubbock
Terry Funk & Ricky Romero dcor Karl Von Steiger & Siegfreid Stanke
Bob Backlund beat Jim Dillon dq
Mike The Judge Dubois beat Greg Watson
Nick Kozak beat Ben Justice
Akio Sato drew Gordon Nelson

9/9/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Karl Von Steiger & Siegfried Stanke beat Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero 2/3 to win the Western States Tag Team Title
1. Dory Jr beat Stanke by submission with a spinning toe hold in 12:38
2. Von Steiger pinned Romero in 19:48 after a heart thrust
3. Stanke pinned Dory Jr at the 37:00 mark after smashing Dory in the head with one of the championship belts
Killer Karl Kox beat Michel The Judge Dubois via in 9:36- Kox turned babyface after the match saying he was altering his
wrestling style and challenged all comers
Jim Dillon beat Bob Backlund via pin in 17:25 after a kick to the stomach
Nick Kozak beat Ben Justice via pin in 1:15
Akio Sato beat Gordon Mr Wrestling Nelson

9/15/74 Albuquerque, NM @ Civic Auditorium
Bull Rope Match
Dick Murdoch vs Jim Dillon
Ricky Romero & Gorgeous George Jr vs Siegfried Stanke & Karl Von Steiger
Killer Karl Kox vs The Hood
Bob Backlund vs Greg Watson

9/19/74 Amarillo
International Tag Team Champions Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr beat Blackjack Mulligan & Blackjack Lanza 2/3
1. Mulligan pinned Dory Jr in 15:45 after a knee drop
2. Lanza was dq'ed for tossing Terry Funk over the top rope at 4:02
3. Terry Funk pinned Lanza in 1:56
Russian Chain Match
Gorgeous George Jr beat Karl Von Steiger in 10:52
Jim Dillon beat Killer Karl Kox to win the Western States Title in 8:45
After referee Greg Watson was knocked out, Mike the Judge Dubois with three of his fingers taped together struck Kox in the throat making it easy for Dillon to score the winning pin.
Mike Dubois beat Akio Sato by pin in 8:03 after striking Sato in the throat with three of his fingers taped together
Ricky Romero dcor Siegfried Stanke in 1:06
Gordon Nelson beat Bob Backlund via pin in 9:30 after a somersault press
Nick Kozak beat Alex Perez in 6:55

Not sure which territory Backlund went to next. I'm sure it's either Florida, Georgia or the AWA. I'll figure it out tomorrow.



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