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Mississippi was part of the McGuirk territory with the Culkins(George and his son, Gil) as the local promoters.  At some point, there was a rift and they went out on their own as they had all the local connections. They were even NWA promoters for at least a little while as the minutes from the August 1979 meeting have their promotion (Mississippi Wrestling Enterprise) listed as one of the members(not in attendance), and there is mention of a lawsuit between them and McGuirk.

The split with the McGuirk-Culkins was in September of 1977.  In the summer of 1978, they were billed with the AWA logo as Nick Bockwinkel came in twice in November of 1978 and March of 1979 for title defenses.  The Culkins and Watts began working together in August of 1979.

9/9/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Eddie Sullivan, The Destroyer, Rip Tyler & Mr. Ito beat Chief Bold Eagle, Jimmy Little Sky, Tony Gonzales & Arman Hussein
Bob Ellis beat Hippie Graham
Sonny King beat Masked Odyssey #1
Masked Odyssey #2 beat Jimmy Burnell

10/14/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

10/16/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

10/17/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory
Eddie Sullivan & Rip Tyler vs. Arman Hussein & Buddy Jones
The Destroyer vs. Gary Dean
Ed Fluker vs. Randy Johnson

10/20/77 Hattiesburg, MS @ Wade Kennedy Livestock Arena
Eddie Sullivan & Rip Tyler vs. Arman Hussein & Tony Gonzales
The Destroyer vs. Gary Dean
Ed Flukert vs. Randy Johnson

10/21/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

10/23/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

10/24/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory

10/26/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Rip Tyler & Eddie Sullivan vs. Tony Gonzales & Jim Cassidy
Arman Hussein vs. The Invader in a hair vs. mask match
The Destroyer vs. Ed Flukert
King Cobra & Jimmy Little Sky vs. Hippie Graham & Ricky Steel
Ray Tindall vs. Doug Mills

10/28/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

10/30/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

10/31/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory
Rip Tyler & Eddie Sullivan vs. Arman Hussein & Tony Gonzales

11/3/77 Hattiesburg, MS @ Wade Kennedy Livestock Arena
9-man battle royal including Tony Gonzales, Arman Hussein, Chief Black Eagle, Mr. Ito, Rip Tyler, Eddie Sullivan, Wayne Hall, The Destroyer & Hippie Graham
Plus 4 other matches

11/4/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

11/6/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

11/7/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory
Rip Tyler & Eddie Sullivan vs. Arman Hussein & Tony Gonzales
Chief Black Eagle & Hippie Graham vs. Mr. Ito & The Destroyer

11/9/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Arman Hussein, Tony Gonzales, Jimmy Little Sky & Chief Black Eagle vs. Rip Tyler, eddie Sullivan, The Destroyer & Mr. Ito
King Cobra vs. Hippie Graham
Sonny King vs. Masked Odyssey #1
Jimmy Burnell vs. Masked Odyssey #2

11/10/77 Hattiesburg, MS @ Wade Kennedy Livestock Arena
Tony Gonzales & Arman Hussein vs. Mr. Ito & The Destroyer
Chief Black Eagle vs. Eddie Sullivan
Tom Shaft vs. Hippie Graham

11/11/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

11/13/79 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

11/14/79 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory

11/17/77 Greenville, MS @ National Guard Armory
Ernie Ladd & Tom Shaft vs. Tony Gonzales & Mike York
Arman Hussein vs. Hippie Graham
Great Mephisto vs. Chief Black Eagle

11/18/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

11/19/77 Hattiesburg, MS @ Wade Kennedy Livestock Arena
Mike York vs. Ernie Ladd
Arman Hussein & Tony Gonzales vs. Hippie Graham & Tom Shaft
Great Mephisto vs. Chief Black Eagle

11/20/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

11/21/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory
Mike York vs. Ernie Ladd
Arman Hussein & Tony Gonzales vs. Rip Tyler & Hippie Graham
Great Mephisto vs. Chief Black Eagle

11/23/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
The Spoiler vs. Ernie Ladd
Mike York vs. Tom Shaft
Arman Hussein & Tony Gonzales vs. Hippie Graham & Great Mephisto
Bill Ash vs. Phil Watson

11/24/77 Greenville, MS @ National Guard Armory
Great Mephisto & Tom Shaft vs. Arman Hussein & Mike York
Tony Gonzales vs. Hippie Graham
Chief Black Eagle vs. Bill Ash

11/25/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

11/26/77 Hattiesburg, MS @ Wade Kennedy Livestock Arena
Mike York, Arman Hussein & Tony Gonzales vs. Great Mephisto, Hippie Graham & Tom Shaft
Bill Ash vs. Pretty Boy Collins
Plus 2 other matches

11/28/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

11/29/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory
Ernie Ladd vs. Mike York in a lumberjack match
Arman Hussein, Phil Watson & Tony Gonzales vs. Great Mephisto, Tom Shaft & Pretty Boy Collins
Plus 2 other matches

11/30/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Grizzly Smith & Arman Hussein vs. Ernie Ladd & Great Mephisto
Mike York vs. Tom Shaft
Tony Gonzales vs. Pretty Boy Collins
Phil Watson vs. Hippie Graham
Bill Ash vs. Pepe Hernandez

12/1/77 Greenville, MS @ National Guard Armory
Grizzly Smith, Mike York & Arman Hussein vs. Ernie Ladd, Great Mephisto & Tom Shaft
Bill Ash vs. Pretty Boy Collins
Phil Watson vs. Hippie Graham

11/2/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

12/3/77 Greenwood, MS @ Sportatorium
Mike York & Arman Hussein vs. Great Mephisto & Tom Shaft in a match with Grizzly Smith as special referee
Phil Watson vs. Pretty Boy Collins
Bill Ash vs. Hippie Graham

12/3/77 Hattiesburg, MS @ Wade Kennedy Livestock Arena
No wrestling for remainder of year

12/5/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

12/6/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory

12/7/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Grizzly Smith & Arman Hussein vs. Ernie Ladd & Great Mephisto in a no DQ match
Pretty Boy Collins vs. Bill Ash
Luke Brown & Phil Watson vs. Tom Shaft & Hippie Graham
Mike York vs. Tony Gonzales

12/8/77 Greenville, MS @ National Guard Armory
Great Mephisto vs. Arman Hussein in a Texas death match
Grizzly Smith vs. Mike York
Phil Watson vs. Pretty Boy Collins
Bill Ash vs. Tom Shaft

12/9/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

12/9/77 Greenwood, MS @ Sportatorium
Grizzly Smith & Arman Hussein vs. Great Mephisto & Tom Shaft
Bill Ash vs. Pretty Boy Collins
Phil Watson vs. Mike York
Tony Gonzales vs. Hippie Graham

12/12/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

12/13/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory

12/14/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Grizzly Smith, Arman Hussein & Luke Brown beat Pretty Boy Collins, Tom Shaft & Great Mephisto
Mike York beat Tony Gonzales
Bill Ash beat Mr. Ito(sub for Hippie Graham)
Phil Watson beat Eddie Sullivan  

12/15/77 Greenville, MS @ National Guard Armory
Grizzly Smith vs. Mike York in a no time limit match
Arman Hussein & Phil Watson vs. Great Mephisto & Pretty Boy Collins
Bill Ash vs. Hippie Graham

12/16/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)

12/16/77 Greenwood, MS @ Sportatorium
Grizzly Smith, Arman Hussein & Bill Ash vs. Great Mephisto, Pretty Boy Collins & Mike York
Phil Watson vs. Tom Shaft
Plus 1 other match

12/19/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

12/20/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory
Phil Watson vs. Pretty Boy Collins
Bill Ash vs. Great Mephisto
Arman Hussein vs. Hippie Graham
Terry Gordie vs. Mike York

12/21/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Great Mephisto drew Steve Lawler(sub for Bill Ash)
Pretty Boy Collins & Mike York beat Grizzly Smith & Arman Hussein
Terry Gordie beat Tom Shaft
Phil Watson beat Hippie Graham
Eddie Sullivan beat Tony Gonzales

12/22/77 Greenville, MS @ National Guard Armory
Grizzly Smith, Arman Hussein, Phil Watson & Bill Ash vs. Great Mephisto, Mike York, Hippie Graham & Pretty Boy Collins in an elimination match
Tony Gonzales vs. Superstar Collins
Plus 2 other matches

12/26/77 Biloxi, MS @ National Guard Armory

12/27/77 Gulfport, MS @ National Guard Armory
Grizzly Smith & Phil Watson vs. Great Mephisto & Pretty Boy Collins
Arman Hussein vs. Mike York
Terry Gordie vs. Tom Shaft

12/28/77 Jackson, MS @ State Fairgrounds Industry Building
Great Mephisto vs. Grizzly Smith
Arman Hussein vs. Pretty Boy Collins
Hippie Graham & Tom Shaft vs. Phil Watson & Bill Ash
Mike York vs. Terry Gordie
Eddie Sullivan vs. Luke Brown

12/29/77 Greenville, MS @ National Guard Armory
Grizzly Smith & Bill Ash vs. Great Mephisto & Pretty Boy Collins
Arman Hussein vs. Mike York
Terry Gordie vs. Hippie Graham

12/30/77 Greenwood, MS(TV)



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