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from youtube: Southwest Championship Wrestling April 1981 (my note, however, most likely March 9, 1981)

3/9/81 San Antoinio, TX - TV (air date 3/15/81)
Wahoo McDaniel d. Atushi Onita
[World JR HC:] Gino Hernandez & Tank Patton d. Relampago Leon & Tug Taylor
Terry Funk d. Gary Lindren
Chavo Guerrero d. Masa Fuchi
Eddie Mansfield d. Lee Cole
PLUS: Interviews
--note Gino Hernandez is billed as World's Junior Champion, but there were a couple of branches of the title back then. Thinking Les Thornton was the other champ at the time.

--in the above TV Show, it talks about the tournament for the Southwest Heavyweight Title that was vacated by Tully Blanchard due to an auto accident which apparently he got the worst of, as Terry Funk and Dick Slater were also involved. The tournament was to take place on March 18, 1981 in San Antonio. The had the brackets on the tournament on the board behind the announcers, but they never got around to announcing the matchups. Although, Tank Patton did an interview wherein he was facing Ivan Putski. Towards the end of the show, they talked to Wahoo McDaniel, Tiger Conway, Jr. and Scott Casey, and was able to see some of the first round matches..

3/18/81 San Antonio, TX (not sure of the venue)
--Tournament for Southwest Heavyweight Title
Tank Patton vs Ivan Putski
Eddie Mansfield vs Black Gordman
Scott Casey vs Gino Hernandez
Billy Robinson vs Larry Lane
Tom Jones vs Gary Lindgren
also included...Terry Funk, Wahoo McDaniel, Tiger Conway, Jr. and 3 more..

If anyone can find more info, or results, that would be awesome! Trying to go through a lot of the SWCW videos on youtube to see if I can fill in any gaps.