View single post by clawmaster
 Posted: Fri Jul 5th, 2013 06:40 am
PM Quote Reply Full Topic
clawmaster

 

Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: The Bowels Of East Central Illinois
Posts: 48216
Status: 
Offline
7/5/68 Red Lake, MN @ Ball Park
Bill Watts vs Harley Race
Dutch Savage vs Big K
Big Luke Brown vs Blackjack Daniels

7/6/68 Minneapolis TV
Bill Watts beat Chuck Edwards
Harley Race beat Kenny Jay

7/9/68 Davenport, IA @ Municipal Stadium
The Crusher won a 9 man battle royal by eliminating Dr. X
Bill Watts beat Harley Race
Dr X beat Frankie Laine
Man Mountain Mike beat Tiny Mills
Dutch Savage beat Luke Brown

7/10/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
Dr. X beat Wilbur Snyder utc
Bill Watts beat Harley Race
The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon
Man Mountain Mike beat Blackjack Daniels
att: 3,300

7/12/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser won a 9 man battle royal
Dr X no contest Wilbur Snyder in 32:00
Snyder was injured and did not compete in the battle royal.
Bill Watts beat Harley Race in 13:50
Dick the Bruiser beat Big K in 7:23
Man Mountain Mike beat Blackjack Daniels in 7:30
Dutch Savage beat Johnny Kace in 9:40
Att: “4,480 fans”

7/13/68 Minneapolis TV
Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Kenny Yates & Big K
Dr. X beat Steve Tuck
Wilbur Snyder beat Bob Boyer
Bill Watts beat Bill Kochian
Mad Dog Vachon beat Kenny Jay

7/13/68 Minneapolis, MN
Dr X beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon
Bill Watts no contest Harley Race
Handicap Match
Man Mountain Mike beat Bill Kochian & Steve Tuck
Dutch Savage beat Big K
Frankie Laine beat Bob Boyer

7/18/68 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
NWA Champion Gene Kiniski beat Bill Watts dq when Watts tossed Kiniski over the top rope
The Crusher won a 12 man battle royal for $5,280 by eliminating Dr X
Dr. X beat Man Mountain Mike via pin
The Crusher beat Harley Race
Dutch Savage beat Luke Brown
Al Tomko beat Big K dq
Stan The Moose (sub Frankie Laine) beat Bobby Jones
Bob Tuck beat Bill Kochen
Att: “4000 fans”
Notes: Harley Race did not compete in the Battle Royal due to injuries inflicted by the Crusher in their match. Big K was the third man left in the Battle Royal. It took four wrestlers to eliminate Man Mountain Mike in the Battle Royal.

7/20/68 Minneapolis TV
Bill Watts beat Bob Sabre
Dr. X beat Kenny Yates
Harley Race beat Bob Marlan
Verne Gagne beat Phil Christy
Frankie Laine drew Kenny Jay

7/22/68 Davenport, IA @ Municipal Stadium
Dr X beat the Crusher dq
Harley Race beat Man Mountain Mike
Bill Watts beat Dutch Savage
Frankie Laine beat Big K

7/24/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
The Crusher won a 10 man battle royal
The Crusher beat Harley Race
Luke Brown drew Dr. X
Bill Watts beat Dutch Savage
Frankie Laine beat Blackjack Daniels

7/26/68 Wabasha, MN @ St. Felix Auditorium
Man Mountain Mike, Big K, Big Luke Brown and Mars Monroe in action.

7/26/68 Mankato, MN
Dr. X beat Man Mountain Mike
Frankie Laine beat Chris Markoff
Big Luke Brown beat Kenny Yates
(Harley Race and Big K were no shows)

7/27/68 Minneapolis, MN
The Crusher won an 11 man battle royal
Dr X beat Dick the Bruiser dq
The Crusher beat Harley Race
Man Mountain Mike beat Steve Druk
Chris Markoff drew Frankie Laine

7/27/68 Minneapolis TV
Dr. X beat Marty Miller
Frankie Laine beat Kenny Jay
The Crusher beat Stan the Moose & Bill Kochian
Chris Markoff beat Mike Spangler
Harley Race beat Bill Cody

Promoter Bob Luce has installed 1,000 extra seats for Saturday’s International Ampitheatre card in anticipation of an all-time indoor record turnout for Chicago that may exceed 12,300.

The arena normally seats 11,000 for wrestling. The Amphitheatre record is 12,011 set Dec. 9, 1960- when standing room was permitted.

The headline event is what Luce calls a “natural” attraction pitting world champion Verne Gagne against 27 year old Blackjack Lanza, a virtual unknown preliminary wrestler until a year ago. Lanza is undefeated in 12 straight Chicago bouts beginning Aug. 11, 1967.

Lanza has the statistical edge. He outweighs Gagne by 44 pounds, 276 to 232, and is taller by seven inches.

In Chicago bouts this year Lanza has beaten Wilbur Snyder, The Crusher, Igor Vodik, Big Luke and Pat O’Connor in that order. It will be the first time Gagne has ever wrestled Lanza.

No idea which newspaper published the above article. I found the article in Terry Robert Justice’s book of the year 1968.

7/27/68 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Blackjack Lanza
AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr Moto no contest Bill Watts & Wilbur Snyder
Mad Dog Vachon beat Dutch Savage
Moose Cholak beat Big K
Lord Littlebrook & Wee Willie Wilson beat Litte Beaver & Mighty Atom
Angelo Poffo beat Bob Boyer

7/31/68 Clinton, IA
Dr X beat Frankie Laine

8/1/68 Burlington, IA @ Memorial Auditorium
The Crusher beat Harley Race
Dr. X beat Dutch Savage
Bob Boyer beat Frankie Laine
Att: 1500

8/2/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser
The Crusher beat Mitsu Arakawa
Bill Watts beat Dutch Savage
Frankie Laine drew Chris Markoff 20:00
Johnny Kace beat Bob Kappel (sub Bob Boyer)
Att: “3,642 professional wrestling fans”

8/3/68 Minneapolis TV
Dr. X beat Bill Cody
The Crusher beat Mike Spangler
Verne Gagne beat Bill Kochian
Luke Brown beat Steve Tuck

8/6/68 Davenport, IA @ Municipal Stadium
The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Harley Race & Dr X
Moose Cholak beat Dutch Savage
Frankie Laine beat Blackjack Daniels
Luke Brown (sub Nick Kozak) beat Johnny Kace

8/8/68 Marengo, WI @ Ashland County Fairgrounds
Dr. X vs Big Luke Brown 2/3 60:00
Dutch Savage vs Frankie Laine 2/3 45:00
Big K vs Nick Kozak 30:00
Note: Kozak no showed Davenport two nights earlier. I don't think he made this card.

8/10/68 Minneapolis TV
Dr. X beat Hank Meadows
Harley Race beat Stan the Moose
Verne Gagne beat Roberto Pico
Big K beat Kenny Jay
Little Beaver & Cowboy Bradley beat Sky Low Low & Sonny Boy Cassidy

8/10/68 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Dr X beat Wilbur Snyder
The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon
Bill Watts beat Harley Race
Blackjack Lanza beat Dutch Savage
Angelo Poffo beat Frankie Laine
Moose Cholak beat Johnny Kace

8/10/68 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr Moto beat Luke Brown & Cowboy Bob Ellis dq
Dick The Bruiser beat The Avenger
Handicap Match
Man Mountain Mike beat Mike DiBiase & Ken Yates dq
Mad Russian Stan Pulaski beat Chris Tolos

8/14/68 Eau Claire, WI @ Regis High School
The Crusher vs Larry Hennig
Dutch Savage vs Dr X
Frankie Laine vs Big K

8/16/68 Davenport, IA @ Municipal Stadium
Dr X beat the Crusher COR
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Frankie Laine & Dutch Savage
Chris Markoff beat Big K
Bob Boyer (sub Angelo Poffo) beat Roberto Pico

8/17/68 Minneapolis TV
Dr. X beat Bob Sabre
The Crusher beat Buddy James
Harley Race beat Kenny Jay
Wilbur Snyder beat Roberto Pico
Verne Gagne beat Kenny Yates

8/17/68 Bloomington, MN @ Met Sports Center
Dr X beat Verne Gagne to win the AWA Title
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Crusher & Lord Littlebrook
Wilbur Snyder beat Dutch Savage
Cowboy Lang & Wee Willie Wilson beat Little Bruiser & Mighty Atom
Chris Markoff drew Big Luke Brown
Frankie Laine beat Roberto Pico
Att: 8,970

8/20/68 Moorhead, MN
The Crusher & Mighty Igor Vodik beat Larry Hennig & Dr X
Dutch Savage vs Nick Kozak
Frankie Laine vs Big K
Note: Kozak likely no showed.

8/21/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
The Crusher dcor AWA Champion Dr. X in 3rd fall
Mighty Igor Vodik beat Larry Hennig dq
Harley Race beat Frankie Laine
Big Luke Brown drew Chris Markoff
att: 3,100.

8/22/68 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Cage Match
AWA Champion Dr. X beat Mighty Igor Vodik 2/3
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat The Crusher & secret partner Al Tomko 2/3
Chris Markoff beat Bob Tuck (sub Stan The Moose) via pin
Frankie Laine beat Bill Kochen (sub Bobby Jones)
Mike Bowyer beat Bobby Jones
Notes: The Winnipeg Free Press reported the cage match between Dr. X and Igor was the first one ever held in Winnipeg. Fans often referred to Dr. X as “quack.” Bowyer was not advertised to be on the card which was changed around when Stan The Moose no showed.
Att: “5,860 fans”

8/24/68 Minneapolis TV
Dr. X beat Bill Cody
The Crusher beat Bobby Jones
Verne Gagne drew Steve Tuck
Bill Watts beat Ken Yates
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Kenny Jay & Hank Meadows
Chris Markoff beat Marty Miller

8/24/68 Mankato, MN
8 man battle royal
Blackjack Daniels vs Tiny Mills
Steve Druk vs Kenny Jay
one other match

8/24/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Bill Watts (sub Verne Gagne) beat AWA Champion Dr X on a 3rd fall dq
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat The Crusher & Mighty Igor Vodik (sub Bill Watts)
Mighty Igor Vodik beat Chris Markoff
Bob Kappel beat Mike Bowyer

8/31/68 Minneapolis TV
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Hank Meadows & Bob Sabre
The Crusher beat Ken Yates
Bill Watts beat Bill Kolchin
Verne Gagne beat Bob Lewis
Billy Red Lyons beat Dr. X with the figure four leg lock

8/31/68 Mendota, IL @ Fairgrounds
A four event card featuring Mighty Igor, Dutch Savage, Luke Brown and Moose Cholak held as part of the Tri-County Fair.

8/31/68 Minneapolis, MN @ Auditorium
Verne Gagne beat Dr X on a 3rd fall COR to regain the AWA Title
Harley Race beat the Crusher in 12:23
The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race dq in 24:37
Billy Red Lyons beat Big K in 16:02
Kenny Jay beat Bob Sabre in 17:28
Att: 6,450

9/2/68 Davenport, IA @ Municipal Stadium
Cage match
Dr X beat the Crusher
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Tiny Mills & Bill Watts
Billy Red Lyons beat Big K
Frankie Laine drew Chris Markoff (sub Angelo Poffo)

9/3/68 Clinton, IA
Dr X vs Luke Brown

9/6/68 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Handcuff match
The Crusher beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
Dr X beat Bill Watts
Luke Brown vs Chris Markoff
Billy Red Lyons vs Big K
Al Tomko vs Bobby Jones
Note: I could not find results for the card in the Winnipeg Free Press. The results listed came from the Doctor X record book published by Jim Melby and the Crusher Lisowski record book published by George Lentz.

9/7/68 Minneapolis TV
Frankie Laine & Billy Red Lyons beat Mike Spangler & Ken Yates
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Kenny Jay & Bob Lewis
The Crusher beat Bill Kolchin
Dr. X beat Bob Sabre
Igor Vodik beat Mike Spangler

9/7/68 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Dr X beat Wilbur Snyder dq
Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Devils Duo Angelo Poffo & Chris Markoff
Larry Hennig beat Bob Heisinger
Harley Race beat Frankie Laine
Moose Cholak beat Luke Brown COR
Billy Red Lyons beat Big K
Moose Cholak beat the Assassin

9/7/68 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium   
The Avenger beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne dq
Mike DiBiase beat Billy Red Cloud
Jean Antone won a 5 Girl Battle Royal
Chris Tolos beat Jack Pesek
Princess Little Cloud beat Carmen Morse                
Kay Noble beat Jean Antone

9/11/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
Saloon match
The Crusher beat Dr X
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Luke Brown & Bill Watts
Chris Markoff beat Mike Boyer
Billy Red Lyons beat Blackjack Daniels
Att: 2,988

9/13/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Jack Wilson
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dr X on a 3rd fall COR
Dr. X actually pinned Gagne in the 3rd fall but Gagne’s legs were on the ropes. Dr. X started heading back to the locker room thinking he had won the AWA Title. The Crusher stopped Dr. X on the way to the locker room grabbing the AWA Title from Dr X and tossed the strap back in the ring. Referee Wilson finally realized Gagne’s feet were on the ropes and ordered the 3rd fall to be restarted. By this time, Dr. X was back in the locker room and was counted out of the ring.  
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat the Crusher & Bill Watts 2/3
Billy Red Lyons beat Big K
Chris Markoff beat Mike Bowyer (sub Frankie Laine) via pin
att: 3,880

9/14/68 Minneapolis TV
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat ?
Billy Red Lyons beat Bobby Jones
Dr. X beat Kenny Jay
Verne Gagne beat Ken Yates

9/16/68 Davenport, IA @ Municipal Stadium
The Crusher & Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Dr X & The Viking (sub Harley Race)
Chris Markoff beat Luke Brown
Billy Red Lyons beat Larry Hennig
Big K beat Eddie Sharkey

9/21/68 Minneapolis TV
Luke Brown beat Bob Sabre
Frankie Laine & Billy Red Lyons beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
The Crusher beat Tiger Malloy
Dr. X beat Bob Lewis

9/21/68 St Paul, MN
Billy Red Lyons beat Dr X
While Crusher wrestles one man in the handicap match, the other man with be handcuffed to the ring post.
The Crusher beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
Mighty Igor Vodik beat Big K
Luke Brown beat Blackjack Daniels
Chris Markoff beat Mike Bowyer
Att: 5,001

9/27/68 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
The Crusher beat Harley Race
Dr. X beat Bill Watts dq when The Crusher interfered
Larry Hennig beat Big Luke Brown
Billy Red Lyons beat Chris Markoff by submission
Big K drew Al Tomko
Pete Mymko drew Wilf Caron
Att: 4,100 “near capacity crowd”

9/28/68 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
The Crusher beat Dr X dq
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Dick the Bruiser & Wee Willie Wilson
Bob Geigel beat Sonny Myers
Paul Christy beat the Assassin

9/28/68 Minneapolis, MN
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mighty Igor Vodik in 26:57
Billy Red Lyons & Frankie Laine beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr Moto dq in 33:00
Handicap Match
Luke Brown beat Steve Druk & Kenny Yates in 18:51
Joe Scarpello beat Blackjack Daniels in 8:31
Ivan Kalmikoff beat Kenny Jay in 11:52
Att: 3,319

10/3/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Bill Watts & Verne Gagne & The Crusher beat Dr. X & Larry Hennig & Harley Race 2/3 in 18:00
1 Race pinned Gagne
2 Crusher pinned Race
3 Crusher beat Dr. X
Chris Markoff beat Luke Brown in 11:45
Billy Red Lyons beat Angelo Poffo by submission in 28:00
Frankie Laine beat Big K via pin in 17:50
att: 3,377
Note: The ring collapsed under the 1,589 pound combined weight of the six men in the main event.

10/4/68 Eau Claire, WI @ Regis High School Gym
Billy Red Lyons & Frankie Laine vs Larry Hennig & Harley Race 2/3 60:00
Dr. X vs Big Luke Brown 2/3 60:00
Billy Red Lyons vs Harley Race 20:00

10/5/68 Minneapolis TV
Mike Riker beat Ken Yates
Dr. X beat George Gadaski
Frankie Laine & Billy Red Lyons beat Kenny Jay & Bob Sabre
Larry Hennig beat Santiago Acosta
Steve Druk beat Marty Miller

10/5/68 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
AWA Champion Verne Gagne no contest The Avenger
Danny Hodge beat Mike DiBiase
Billy Red Cloud beat Chris Markoff
Harley Race drew Reggie Parks
Chris Tolos beat Woody Farmer

10/7/68 Moline, IL @ Wharton Field House
Billy Red Cloud beat Dr X
The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race dq
Luke Brown beat Big K
Chris Markoff no contest Mike Riker

10/9/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
The Crusher & Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts beat Dr X & Larry Hennig & Chris Markoff
Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig

10/10/68 Moorhead, MN
Dr. X beat The Crusher dq
Billy Red Lyons beat Larry Hennig
Frankie Laine beat Chris Markoff dq
Big K beat Mike Riker

10/11/68 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
The Crusher & Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons beat Dr. X & Larry Hennig & Chris Markoff 2/3 in 29:00
The Crusher beat Larry Hennig via pin in 7:00
Big Luke Brown beat Big K (sub Blackjack Daniels)
Frankie Laine beat Bobby Jones (sub Big K)
Mike Riker drew Al Tomko
Att: “3,970 fans”

10/12/68 Minneapolis TV 
The Crusher beat Ken Yates
Dr. X beat Pete Memco
Billy Red Lyons beat Bobby Jones
Pampero Firpo beat Bill Cody
Larry Hennig beat Kenny Jay

10/12/68 Minneapolis, MN
The Crusher beat Larry Hennig in 13:37
Billy Red Lyons beat Dr. X on a 2nd fall COR
1. Lyons beat Dr X with a figure four leg lock in 26:59
2. Dr. X was counted out of the ring
Luke Brown beat Steve Druk cor in 7:00
Pampero Firpo beat Mike Bowyer
Frankie Laine beat Blackjack Daniels in 16:45
Mike Riker beat Kenny Jay in 13:38
att: 4,368

10/16/68 Burlington, IA @ Memorial Auditorium
The Crusher vs Dr. X
Billy Red Lyons vs Larry Hennig
Harley Race vs Frankie Laine
Chris Markoff vs Mike Riker

10/17/68 Red Lake, MN @ High School Gym
Larry Hennig & Harley Race vs Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons 2/3 60:00
Mike York vs Dr X 2/3
Larry Hennig vs Billy Red Lyons 30:00

10/18/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee George Gadaski
The Crusher & Bill Watts beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto on a 2nd fall dq
1 Crusher won with the stomoach claw in 16:30
2 Dr. Moto was dq’ed for punching referee Gadaski
Billy Red Lyons beat Dr. X by submission with a figure four leg lock in 26:00
Pampero Firpo beat Frankie Laine in 11:10
Johnny Kace beat Mike Bowyer in 11:30
Att: 3,273

10/19/68 Minneapolis TV
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Jose Betancourt & Santiago Acosta
Bill Watts beat Ken Yates
Dr. X beat Mike Bowyer
Pampero Firpo beat Marty Miller
Billy Red Lyons beat Narcisco Ortiz

10/22/68 Moline, IL @ Wharton Field House
Dr. X no contest Billy Red Lyons
The Crusher beat Harley Race
Pampero Firpo beat Frankie Laine
Mike Riker drew Mike Bowyer

10/25/68 Eau Claire, WI @ Regis High School
Bill Watts vs Pampero Firpo
Larry Hennig & Harley Race vs Billy Red Lyons & Big Luke Brown
Chris Markoff vs Mike Riker

10/26/68 Minneapolis TV 
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Frankie Laine & Hank Meadows
Bill Watts beat Mike Riker
Pampero Firpo beat Mike Spangler
Verne Gagne beat Kenny Jay
Billy Red Lyons beat Bill Kolchin

10/26/68 St. Paul, MN
The Crusher & Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
Dr. X beat Billy Red Lyons dq
Pampero Firpo beat Frankie Laine
Bill Watts beat Big K
Mike Riker beat Mike Bowyer

10/28/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig
Billy Red Lyons beat Dr X
Harley Race beat Luke Brown
Pampero Firpo beat Frankie Laine
Mike Riker beat Mike Bowyer
Att: 2,478

11/1/68 Moorhead, MN
Billy Red Lyons beat Dr. X
Luke Brown beat Mike Riker
Pampero Firpo beat Frankie Laine

11/2/68 Minneapolis TV 
Pampero Firpo beat Jose Acosta
Lars Anderson beat Santiago Acosta
Billy Red Lyons beat Adale Cavera
Mitsu Arakawa beat Mike Bowyer

11/2/68 St. Paul. MN
Dr. X beat Billy Red Lyons when referee George Gadaski stopped the 3rd fall when Lyons was helpless
Mitsu Arakawa beat Frankie Laine (sub Verne Gagne) via pin in 28:00
Big K beat Santiego Acosta via pin
Lars Anderson beat Mike Bowyer 12:05
Mike Riker beat Jose Acosta 13:45
Att: 3,991
 
11/2/68 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher dq
Bill Watts beat Dr Moto
Blackjack Lanza beat Paul Christy
Moose Cholak beat Johnny Kace
Chris Markoff beat Luke Brown
Jose Betancourt beat Tiny Mills

11/4/68 Moline, IL @ Wharton Field House
AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
Dr. X beat Billy Red Lyons dq
Pampero Firpo beat Mike Bowyer
Lars Anderson beat Frankie Laine

11/5/68 Detroit Lakes, MN @ Armory
Larry Hennig & Harley Race vs Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons
Larry Heinemi vs Big Luke Brown
Billy Red Lyons vs Larry Hennig

11/6/68 Bemidji, MN @ Junior High School Gym
Bill Watts vs Dr X 2/3 60:00
Billy Red Lyons vs Harley Race
Pampero Firpo vs Frankie Laine

11/8/68 Blue Earth, MN
Bill Watts beat Dr. X dq
Billy Red Lyons beat Chris Markoff
Pampero Firpo beat Frankie Laine

11/9/68 Minneapolis TV
Bill Watts beat Mike Riker
Dr. X beat Pete Memco
Pampero Firpo beat Mike Spangler
The Crusher beat Bill Kolchin
Chris Markoff beat Kenny Jay
Big K beat Ken Yates

11/9/68 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Mike Dibiase beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne dq
Midwest Tag Team Champions Woody Farmer & Reggie Parks beat Chris Tolos & The Viking
Bob Geigel drew Billy Red Cloud
Luke Brown beat The Avenger

11/9/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
No dq Match
The Crusher & Bill Watts beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto
No Title Change
Dr. X beat Billy Red Lyons on a 3rd fall dq
Harley Race beat Frankie Laine
Pampero Firpo beat Mike Bowyer
Lars Anderson beat Mike Riker
att: 5,476

11/11/68 Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Dr. X vs Bill Watts
Billy Red Lyons vs Pampero Firpo
plus two other matches

11/13/68 Brainerd, MN
Dr X vs Bill Watts
Billy Red Lyons vs Pamper Firpo
Frankie Laine vs Chris Markoff

11/15/68 Marshall, MN
Bill Watts beat Dr. X dq
Chris Markoff beat Mike Riker
Pampero Firpo beat Frankie Laine

11/16/68 Minneapolis TV 
Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts beat Mike Riker & Ken Yates
Dr. X beat Jose Acosta
Pampero Firpo beat Santiago Acosta
The Crusher beat Kenny Jay
Lars Anderson beat Mike Bowyer

11/16/68 Minneapolis, MN
The Crusher beat Dr. X via pin in the 3rd fall in 27:09
Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race 2/3 in 24:00
Pampero Firpo beat Chris Markoff in 8:33
Lars Anderson beat Frankie Laine in 15:52
Mike Riker beat Mike Bowyer in 14:18
Att: 4,370

11/18/68 Moline, IL @ Wharton Field House
Non Title
The Crusher & Bill Watts beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto dq
Jean Antone beat Betty Niccoli
Billy Red Lyons beat Bob Geigel
Pampero Firpo beat Luke Brown

11/19/68 Amboy, IL @ Amboy High School
Bill Watts vs Pampero Firpo
Bob Geigel vs Frankie Laine
Betty Niccoli vs Jean Antone

11/19/68 Moorhead, MN
Dr. X beat Billy Red Lyons
Harley Race beat Luke Brown
Lars Anderson beat Mike Bowyer

11/20/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
Dr X beat Billy Red Lyons dq
Luke Brown beat Pampero Firpo dq
Lars Anderson beat Frankie Laine

11/22/68 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
The Crusher beat Dr. X 2-0, 1st fall by COR
1. Dr X was counted out of the ring
2. Crusher pinned Dr X
Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race 2/3
Pampero Firpo beat Big Luke Brown
Al Tomko beat Mike Riker
Bob Jones (sub Orest Antonation) beat Wilf Caron
Att: “4,000 fans”

11/23/68 Minneapolis TV 
Dr. X beat Ken Yates
Chris Markoff beat Bob Lewis
Billy Red Lyons beat Tiger Malloy
Lars Anderson beat Kenny Jay

11/23/68 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Blackjack Lanza COR
Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
Edouard Carpentier beat Mitsu Arakawa
Bill Watts beat Mike Riker
Pampero Firpo beat Fernando Stampos
Paul Christy drew Prince Pullins

11/26/68 Moorhead, MN
AWA Champion Verne Gagne vs Dr X
Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson vs Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts

11/28/68 Minneapolis, MN
Dr. X beat The Crusher via pin in 17:39 with help from Pampero Firpo
Bill Watts beat Harley Race 14:24
Pampero Firpo beat Luke Brown in 6:42
Larry Hennig drew Billy Red Lyons
Lars Anderson beat Blackjack Daniels
Mike Riker beat Frankie Laine 12:04
Att: 6,722

11/30/68 Minneapolis TV 
Pampero Firpo beat Mike Spangler
Larry Hennig beat Hank Meadows
Verne Gagne beat Kenny Jay
The Crusher beat Bill Kolchin
Mike Riker beat Ken Yates

11/30/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
The Crusher beat Mitsu Arakawa
Billy Red Lyons no contest Dr. X
Bill Watts beat Harley Race
Pampero Firpo beat Luke Brown
Lars Anderson beat Frankie Laine
att: 2,845

12/2/68 Ortonville, MN
Bill Watts beat Dr X dq
Billy Red Lyons beat Pampero Firpo COR
Mike Riker beat Frankie Laine

12/4/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
Harley Race beat The Crusher
Larry Hennig no contest Bill Watts
Billy Red Lyons beat Dr. X dq
Pampero Firpo beat Chris Markoff
Lars Anderson beat Mike Riker
Att: 1,540

12/6/68 Eau Claire, WI @ Regis High School
New Referee Mike Bowyer
Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons vs Larry Hennig & Harley Race
Pampero Firpo vs Big Luke Brown
Billy Red Lyons vs Larry Hennig

12/7/68 Minneapolis TV
The Crusher beat Bob Sabre
Pampero Firpo beat George Gadaski
Verne Gagne beat Ken Yates
Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Mike Bowyer & Frankie Laine
Bill Watts beat Bob Lewis

12/7/68 St. Paul, MN @ Auditorium
The Crusher no contest Pampero Firpo
Lars Anderson & Harley Race & Larry Hennig beat Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons & Luke Brown
Chris Markoff beat Frankie Laine in 14:35
Mike Riker beat George Gadaski in 13:50
Big K beat Kenny Yates in 15:20
att: 3,504

12/10/68 Fergus Falls, MN @ Armory
Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons vs Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson 2/3 60:00
Frankie Laine vs Dr X 2/3 60:00
Billy Red Lyons vs Lars Anderson 30:00

12/11/68 Grand Forks, ND
Bill Watts beat Dr X
Billy Red Lyons beat Pampero Firpo
Victor The Bear beat Chris Markoff
Frankie Laine beat Tuffy Truesdale

12/11/68 Red Lake, MN @ High School Gym
Bill Watts vs Larry Hennig 2/3
Luke Brown vs Chris Markoff 2/3
Tiny Mills vs Mike Riker

12/12/68 Moorhead, MN
Dr. X beat Billy Red Lyons
Pampero Firpo beat Luke Brown
Victor The Bear beat Chris Markoff
Mike Bowyer beat Tuffy Truesdale

12/13/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson dq
Dr. X beat Chris Markoff
Pampero Firpo beat George Gadaski
Mike Riker beat Frankie Laine
Jack Wilson beat Bill Howard
att: 2,931

12/14/68 Minneapolis TV 
Bill Watts beat Bobby Jones
Pampero Firpo beat Tuffy Truesdale
The Crusher beat Al Spangler
Dr. X beat Mark Starr
Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Mike Bowyer & Ken Yates
Marty Miller drew Mike Riker

12/14/68 Minneapolis, MN @ Auditorium
The Crusher no decision Pampero Firpo on a 2nd fall dq in 14:37
1. Crusher beat Firpo
2. Firpo was dq’ed
Victor The Bear beat Dr. X dq
Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Billy Red Lyons & Frankie Laine in 26:18
Bill Watts beat Chris Markoff in 8:27
Luke Brown beat Blackjack Daniels in 9:38
Mike Riker beat Mark Starr in 13:43
Att: 4,387

12/17/68 Moline, IL @ Wharton Field House
No dq Match
AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr Moto beat The Crusher & Bill Watts
Victor The Bear beat Dr X dq
Billy Red Lyons beat Chris Markoff (sub Pampero Firpo)
Lars Anderson beat Mike Riker

12/19/68 LaCrosse, WI @ Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium
Bill Watts beat Dr X dq when X hit the referee
Victor the Bear beat Chris Markoff via pin
Billy Red Lyons drew Lars Anderson

12/20/68 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
British Empire Champion Billy Red Lyons beat Dr. X in 22:00 with a figure four leg lock
Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig dq in 17:00
Pampero Firpo beat Al Tomko by submission in 6:00
Lars Anderson beat Bill Kochen
Mike Riker beat Bobby Jones
Att: “3000 fans”

12/21/68 Minneapolis TV
Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Big K & Bob Sabre
Bill Watts beat Ken Yates
Dr. X beat Mike Bowyer
Billy Red Lyons beat Mark Starr
Mike Riker beat Marty Miller

12/26/68 Moorhead, MN
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dr. X
Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson
Lars Anderson drew Billy Red Lyons
Pampero Firpo beat Mike Bowyer

12/27/68 Duluth, MN @ Arena
Referee Tiny Mills
The Crusher beat Pampero Firpo via pin
Non Title
Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto but did not lose the tag straps because the wrong man was pinned
Joe Scarpello beat Blackjack Daniels via pin after an airplane spin
Mike Riker beat George Gadaski
Att: 2,576

12/27/68 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig
Sharon Lass beat Cheryl Miller
Dr X beat Santiago Acosta
Lars Anderson beat Santiago Acosta
Jose Betancourt beat Mike Bowyer
att: 1,861

12/28/68 Minneapolis TV
Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Kenny Jay & Joe Scarpello
Bill Watts beat George Gadaski
Billy Red Lyons beat Stan the Moose
Verne Gagne beat Bill Green
Pampero Firpo beat Ken Yates

12/28/68 Minneapolis, MN @ Auditorium
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig on a 3rd fall dq when Lars Anderson intefered
Handicap Match
Bill Watts beat Stan Moose via pin in 11:45
Pampero Firpo beat Joe Scarpello via pin in 13:32
Billy Red Lyons beat Big K via pin in 14:53
Lars Anderson beat George Gadaski via pin in 10:12
Mike Riker beat Kenny Jay via pin in 11:37
Note: Bill Green was scheduled to be Stan Moose’s partner in a handicap match against Bill Watts but no showed the card.

12/28/68 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Dick The Bruiser & Crusher beat Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. Moto to win the AWA Tag Team Title and the WWA Tag Team Title
Dr. X beat Moose Cholak
Moose Cholak beat Blackjack Lanza dq
Luis Martinez beat Chris Markoff
Prince Pullins drew Johnny Kace
Angelo Poffo beat Mike Bowyer
Mike Nolhas beat Bob Sabre

12/30/68 Moline, IL @ Wharton Field House
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dr X dq
Lars Anderson no contest Bill Watts
Pampero Firpo beat Billy Red Lyons
Chris Markoff beat Joe Scarpello (sub Luke Brown)
Mike Riker beat Johnny Kace (sub Bob Boyer)



____________________
"We are the priests
Of the temples of syrinx
Our great computers
Fill the hollowed halls
We are the priests
Of the temples of syrinx
All the gifts of life
Are held within our walls" 2112 By Rush!!