Tag Archives: Bill Watts

Episode 11: “For God’s Sake Stop the Murder on TV!”

This month Al Getz & Jon Boucher look at Tony Borne’s career including major stipulation bouts in Mexico and Houston, Mario Galento exposing the business live on Memphis radio, The Ballad of Bull Ramos, one of the most renowned tiki bars in the US and lots more! Also a look at the 2nd quarter of 1981 in Mid-South Wrestling and 2 big angles that took place, plus Al & Jon both learn something new about the Anderson wrestling family.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 9: Charting Scandor Akbar

This month’s podcast sees Al Getz & Jon Boucher looking at the in-ring wrestling career of Scandor Akbar. From his earliest known appearances in 1962 as Jim Wehba through the start of his managerial career in 1977, it’s a territory by territory, year by year recap of Akbar in the ring. They also discuss Butch Reed, Heart of America, Elo rankings, favorite nicknames and more.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 8: Diamonds are Forever, Except for Don Diamond

This month’s podcast sees hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher discussing the recent passing of both Danny Hodge and Jack Curtis Jr. They look at the 1st quarter of 1981 in Mid-South Wrestling and talk about the brief career of Don Diamond and some interesting info about his post-wrestling life. Jon also attempts to “chart” the Curtis/Culkin family tree.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 7: One Week

Episode 7 of Charting the Territories sees hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher digging in deep to one specific week in late 1972 where we have records for 21 house shows in the McGuirk territory, plus a look at Bill Watts’ debut and what happened after his first week in the territory. Jon also looks at the career of Doctor X (Jim Osborne) and Al shares some year-end rankings!

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 5: It Begins with Jim Croce and Ends with the American Males

Episode 5 of Charting the Territories has hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher focus on Mid-South Wrestling in the 4th quarter of 1980. Did Bill Watts take booking advice from a deceased singer/songwriter? We also talk about Paul Ellering’s wrestling career and Len Rossi’s post-wrestling career. Plus, a look at the Culkin’s Mississippi territory and Al sings the American Males theme song with help from a surprising guest! 

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network. 

Episode 4: The Boy from Buffalo

Episode 4 of Charting the Territories has hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher focus on September 1972 in the McGuirk/Watts wrestling territory, but also cover a wide range of topics. Jerry Brown, the Last House on the Left, Ivan Putski, Flip Gordon, Tarzan Tyler, Longhorn Steakhouse, Jim(my) Valiant, air-conditioning in Missouri in the 70s, Hiro Matsuda and much more. They also open up the mailbag and Al offers up some research tools & tips.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.