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1/7/79 Knoxville, TN @ Civic Coliseum
20-man, triple chance two ring battle royal featuring Ronnie Garvin, Bob Orton, Jr., Crusher Blackwell, Bob Armstrong, Ron Fuller, Tony Charles, Mongolian Stomper, Toru Tanaka, Ron Wright, Kevin Sullivan, Ken Lucas, Butch Malone, Jim Dalton, Charlie Cook, Mighty Yankee, George McCreary, Ted Allen, Tony Peters, Rick Connors, Larry Cheatham. 
Finals
Bob Orton, Jr. & Crusher Blackwell beat Ronnie Garvin & Ron Fuller
Kevin Sullivan & Ken Lucas beat Toru Tanaka & Ron Wright
Bob Armstrong beat Mongolian Stomper
Butch Malone & Jim Dalton beat Mike Stallings & Tony Charles
Charlie Cook beat Tony Peters

1/14/79 Knoxville, TN @ Civic Coliseum
Ronnie Garvin & Bob Armstrong beat Bob Orton, Jr. & Crusher Blackwell in a no DQ match
Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan beat Ron Wright & Toru Tanaka
Elimination tag match featuring Dick Slater, Jim Dalton, Mighty Yankee, Butch Malone, Tony Peters, Ted Allen, Charlie Cook, Mike Stallings
Finals
Dick Slater beat Mighty Yankee
Charlie Cook beat Jim Dalton
Ted Allen draw Tony Peters
Mike Stallings beat Butch Malone

1/28/79 Knoxville, TN
Ronnie Garvin beat Bob Orton, Jr. to win Southeastern Title
Ken Lucas & Bob Armstrong beat The Invader & Crusher Blackwell by DQ
Charlie Cook beat Mighty Yankee
Mike Stallings beat Jim Dalton
Dick Slater beat Butch Malone
Ron Fuller beat The Assassin

2/4/79 Knoxville, TN
Kevin Sullivan beat Toru Tanaka in a keg match
Bob Armstrong & Ken Lucas beat Crusher Blackwell & The Invader(Bob Orton, Jr.) to win Southeastern Tag Title
Ronnie Garvin & Bob Armstrong(sub for Dick Slater) beat Boris Malenko & Bob Orton, Jr. in a Texas death match
Mike Stallings beat Butch Malone
Ted Allen beat Mighty Yankee
Charlie Cook beat Jim Dalton

2/11/79 Knoxville, TN @ Civic Coliseum
Tony Peters beat Mighty Yankee
Ronnie Garvin beat Boris Malenko
Southeastern Tag Title tournament featuring Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr., Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan, Bob Armstrong & Mike Stallings, Charlie Cook & Ted Allen, Crusher Blackwell & The Invader and Toru Tanaka & Ron Wright
Finals
Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan to win vacant Southeastern Tag Title

2/19/79 Knoxville, TN @ Civic Coliseum(Special Monday Card)
NWA World Champion Harley Race vs. Ronnie Garvin
Ron Fuller vs. Terry Funk
Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. vs. Bob Armstrong & Dick Slater
Boris Malenko, Toru Tanaka & Crusher Blackwell vs. Ken Lucas, Kevin Sullivan & Mike Stallings
Ted Allen vs. Ron Wright

2/25/79 Knoxville, TN
Boris Malenko beat Ronnie Garvin to win Southeastern Title
Terry Gibbs beat Ron Wright
Mr. Fuji beat Tony Russo
Crusher Blackwell & The Invader vs. Bob Armstrong & Dick Slater by DQ
Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. draw Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan

3/4/79 Knoxville, TN
Boris Malenko vs. Ronnie Garvin
Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. vs. Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan
Crusher Blackwell vs. Terry Gibbs
Mr. Fuji vs. George McCreary
Ron Wright vs. Ted Allen

3/11/79 Knoxville, TN
Ronnie Garvin & Crusher Blackwell co-won a battle royal
Terry Gibbs beat Ron Wright
Kevin Sullivan beat George McCreary via pinfall
Mr. Fuji beat Ted Allen
Ronnie Garvin beat Bob Orton, Jr.
Ron Fuller, Kevin Sullivan & Ken Lucas beat Bob Roop, Boris Malenko & Crusher Blackwell

3/16/79 Clarkrange, TN
Ronnie Garvin & Crusher Blackwell co-won a 12 man battle royal
Ronnie Garvin, Kevin Sullivan & Ken Lucas beat Boris Malenko, Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. in a Texas death match
Jerry Blackwell beat Terry Gibbs
Mr. Fuji beat George McCreary
Ron Fuller(sub for Dean Ho) beat Ron Wright

3/17/79 Knoxville, TN(TV)
Bob Roop beat ?? by forfeit to win Southeastern Television Title
Boris Malenko beat Terry Gibbs
Mr. Fuji beat George McCreary
Ted Allen beat Bob Orton, Jr. by DQ
Ron Fuller beat Bob Roop by DQ

3/18/79 Knoxville, TN
Ron Fuller, Ronnie Garvin & Masked Canadian Bumblebee beat Boris Malenko, Bob Orton, Jr. & Bob Roop
Kevin Sullivan & Ken Lucas beat The Destroyer & The Invader
Mr. Fuji beat Tony Charles
Ron Fuller beat Ron Wright
Terry Gibbs beat George McCreary

3/30/79 Knoxville, TN(Special Friday Card)
Masked Canadian Bumblebee beat Boris Malenko in a lights out match
Kevin Sullivan & Dean Ho beat Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr.
Ronnie Garvin beat The Destroyer
Ron Fuller beat Toru Tanaka by DQ
Mr. Fuji beat Terry Gibbs
Jimmy Golden beat Dennis Condrey

4/6/79 Knoxville, TN
Boris Malenko beat Masked Canadian Bumblebee in a Russian chain match
Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Kevin Sullivan & Ronnie Garvin by DQ
Mr. Fuji beat Terry Gibbs(sub for Ken Lucas)
Terry Gibbs beat Ron Wright
Dean Ho beat George McCreary

4/13/79 Knoxville, TN
Boris Malenko beat Ronnie Garvin by DQ
Kevin Sullivan & Dean Ho beat Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. to win Southeastern Tag Title in a match with 2 referees
Bob Roop beat Joe Sims
Mr. Fuji beat Dennis Hall
Crusher Blackwell beat Ken Lucas

4/20/79 Knoxville, TN
Ronnie Garvin beat Bob Roop in a tar and feather match
Boris Malenko & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Dick Slater & Kevin Sullivan in a submission match
Dean Ho beat Mr. Fuji by DQ
Ken Lucas beat Tony Peters
Crusher Blackwell beat Terry Gibbs

4/27/79 Knoxville, TN
Ronnie Garvin beat Boris Malenko to win Southeastern Title
Dick Slater & Thunderbolt Patterson no contest with Bob Orton, Jr. & Bob Roop
Zodiac beat Terry Gibbs
Crusher Blackwell beat Kevin Sullivan via pinfall
Ron Slinker beat Mr. Fuji
Dean Ho draw Ken Lucas
Winona Little Heart beat Lily Thomas via pinfall

5/4/79 Knoxville, TN
Ronnie Garvin beat Boris Malenko
Dean Ho beat Ted Allen
Crusher Blackwell beat Terry Gibbs
Kevin Sullivan beat Bob Roop
Tony Charles beat Ken Lucas
Mr. Fuji beat Ron Slinker in a karate match
Dick Slater beat Bob Orton, Jr.

5/11/79 Knoxville, TN
Ronnie Garvin beat Bob Roop in a no DQ match to win Southeastern Television Title
Crusher Blackwell beat Larry Cheatham(sub for Boris Malenko)
Robert Fuller beat Larry Cheatham
Boris Malenko beat Terry Gibbs
Dick Slater beat Bob Orton, Jr. in a cage match
Mr. Fuji beat Dean Ho in a karate match
Kevin Sullivan draw Ken Lucas

5/18/79 Knoxville, TN
NWA World Champion Harley Race double DQ Ron Fuller
Alexis Smirnoff beat Ronnie Garvin to win Southeastern Title
Mongolian Stomper beat Ken Lucas
Crusher Blackwell & Dean Ho beat Bob Roop & Bob Orton Jr by DQ
Thunderbolt Patterson beat Boris Malenko
Kevin Sullivan beat Mike Graham to win United States Junior Title
Mr. Fuji beat Terry Gibbs

5/24/79 Knoxville, TN @ Civic Coliseum
Ron Fuller beat NWA World Champion Harley Race in a Texas death match
Fabulous Moolah beat Winona Little Heart
Ronnie Garvin beat Alexis Smirnoff by DQ
Dick Slater & Crusher Blackwell beat Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. to win Southeastern Tag Title
Boris Malenko vs. Dean Ho
David Schultz & Eddie Mansfield beat Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan
Terry Gibbs vs. Mr. Fuji

6/1/79 Knoxville, TN
Ronnie Garvin beat Alexis Smirnoff to win Southeastern Title
Dick Slater & Crusher Blackwell beat Bob Roop & Bob Orton Jr
Ron Fuller beat Boris Malenko
Kevin Sullivan no contest with Jimmy Golden
Eddie Mansfield & David Shultz beat Dean Ho & Ken Lucas
Mr. Fuji beat Terry Gibbs

6/2/79 Knoxville, TN(TV)
Alexis Smirnoff beat Ted Allen
David Schultz & Eddie Mansfield beat Rick Connors & Ron Sexton
Dean Ho draw Mr. Fuji

6/8/79 Knoxville, TN
Ron Fuller beat Bob Orton, Jr. by DQ
Mongolian Stomper beat Dean Ho
Dick Slater beat Blackjack Mulligan
Crusher Blackwell beat Alexis Smirnoff
Kevin Sullivan beat Mike Graham
Eddie Mansfield & David Schultz beat Rick McCord & Burrhead Jones
Note: Boris Malenko, Bob Roop, Bob Orton, Jr. & Ronnie Garvin all refused to wrestle on this card and subsequently formed their own group

The Knoxville split, with the rebels breaking away to form All Star Wrestling, seems to have occurred during the week of June 8-15, 1979. No side really won that battle. Ron Fuller sold his promotion and retreated to his Alabama group. The rebels (Roop, Malenko, Garvin, Orton, Wright) ended up enlisting help from ICW and then folding their own group and packing off for Kentucky.

6/15/79 Knoxville, TN
Dick Slater won a 15-man battle royal
Mongolian Stomper beat Ron Fuller
Dick Slater drew Crusher Blackwell
Kevin Sullivan beat Tony Charles
Jimmy Golden beat Alexis Smirnoff
David Shultz & Eddie Mansfield beat Dean Ho & Eddie Sullivan
Mr. Fuji beat Burrhead Jones
Professor Toru Tanaka beat Chick Donovan

6/22/79 Knoxville, TN
Buddy Fuller & Ron Fuller beat Eddie Mansfield & David Schultz to win vacant Southeastern Tag Title
Tony Charles beat Kevin Sullivan to win United States Junior Title
Mongolian Stomper beat Crusher Blackwell

6/29/79 Knoxville, TN
Dick Slater beat Mongolian Stomper by DQ
Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji beat Buddy Fuller & Ron Fuller to win Southeastern Tag Title
Kevin Sullivan beat Tony Charles in a 2 of 3 falls, no DQ match to win United States Junior Title
Jimmy Golden & Dean Ho beat David Shultz & Eddie Mansfield
Larry Cheatham beat Ted Allen(sub for Bob Armstrong)
Ginger the Wrestling Bear beat Larry Cheatham



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David Baker
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Historian