Friday, July 8, 2011

Some Great Talent on the 1970"s ICW Wrestling Cards in Mississippi

Fans remember the great cards we had in Mississippi after pulling away from Watts and forming International Championship Wrestling! This is from a fan, posted some time back on one of the big wrestling forums out there on the internet. Just check out the names! (Thanks to Mississippi Fan)
"I got to looking through some of my old stuff about Percy Pringe and Izzy Slapowitz during their run for the Culkin's Mississippi promtion in 1978 and thought I would list a portion of that week's cities, dates and cards?
Saturday, April 29 (TV card on Channel 12 WJTV Jackson)"
1. Lord Michael Hayes draws Johnny Mantell.
2. Hair vs. $500 challenge tag team match. Tom Shaft and Terry Gordy beat the Great Mephisto (Frankie Cain) and "Hippy" Troy Graham. Graham gets his head shaved. During the tag match, Mephisto refused to tag Graham several times and Troy finally hit him. Mephisto put the old boot to Troy and Shaft pinned him. This set up a real good feud between heel Mephisto and new babyface Graham.
3. Tag Team Match. Percy Pringle's Mongolians beat a 'bloody' Ricky Fields and Terry Latham 2 out of 3 falls after Percy hit Fields with his cane ringside.

Vicksburg, Monday May 1, 78
1. Tag Team Match. "Hippy" Troy Graham & Ricky Field vs. Great Mephisto & Mongolian 1#.s
2. Tom Jones vs. Jim "Hamgman" Starr.
3. Terry Latham vs. Lord Michael Hayes.
4. "Ripper" Roy Collins vs. Ed Flukett.

McComb, Tuesday Mar 2, 78.
1. Six Man Tag Team Match. "Flying' Phil Watson, "Ripper" Collins & Mongolians w/mg. Percy Pringle.
2. Four Man Tag Team Match. Tom Shaft & Tom Jones vs. "Hangman" Jim Starr & "Hippy" Troy Graham.
3. Johnny Mantell vs. Nikita Alexiv.

Jackson, Wednesday May 3, 78
1. Six Man Tag Team Match. Tom Jones, Terry Latham & Ricky Fields vs. Manager Percy Pringe & the Mongolians.
2. Grudge Match. "Hippy" Troy Graham vs. The Great Mephisto.
3. Women's Match. Donna Star vs. Masked Beauty.
4. Johnny Mantell vs. "Hangman" Jim Starr.
5. Ray Hudson vs. Lord Michael Hayes.
6. Larry Harden vs. Nikita Alexiv.

Hattiesburg, Thursday May 4, 78
1. Four Man Tag Team Match. Doctor X (Jim Osborne) & Tom Shaft vs. Mongolian II & the Scorpion (Jack ? Graham).
2. Terry Gordy vs. "Hangman" Jim Starr.
3. Lou Thesz (THE ONE and ONLY) vs. "Bad" Bill Ash.
4. Phil Watson vs. Lord Michael Hayes.

"During this time, they may have been promoting two different cards nightly so I am not sure who else was wrestling where on the same night as others."

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