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January 5, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 6,517
  1. Tommy Gilbert, Koko Ware, & Ricky Morton beat Jimmy Kent, The Angel, & Bill Irwin.

  2. Sonny King beat Gypsy Joe.

  3. Billy Robinson drew Tony Charles.

  4. Billy Robinson won a "battle royal." Also in the match were the competitors of the first three matches.

  5. Tojo Yamamoto, Jimmy Valiant, & Dream Machine beat Carl Fergie, Bill Dundee, & Tommy Rich in a "no DQ loser leaves town" match when Fergie was pinned.

  6. Jerry Lawler beat Paul Ellering. As a result, Lawler received a match with Hart and a mystery partner.

  7. Jerry Lawler beat Jimmy Valiant & Jimmy Hart in a "handicap" match.
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January 12, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,934
  1. Hector Guerrero beat Jimmy Kent.

  2. Tony Charles & Ken Lucas beat Gypsy Joe & Angel.

  3. The Bounty Hunters beat Koko Ware & Tommy Gilbert.

  4. Southern Tag Champs Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich beat Jimmy Valiant & Tojo Yamamoto.

  5. Jerry Lawler beat Austin Idol (20:54). As a result, Lawler won Jimmy Hart's gold record of Keep on Dancin'.
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January 18, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 8,108
  1. Koko Ware beat Gypsy Joe.

  2. Hector Guerrero beat Bill Irwin.

  3. Tommy & Eddie Gilbert beat Angel & Skull Murphy.

  4. The Bounty Hunters beat Sonny King & Ricky Morton.

  5. Dream Machine beat Ken Lucas.

  6. Billy Robinson beat Tony Charles via forfeit.

  7. Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich beat Tojo Yamamoto & Jimmy Valiant.

  8. Jos LeDuc beat Jerry Lawler via DQ. As a result, Lawler received ten lashes. LeDuc's manager Jimmy Hart would have received the lashes if LeDuc had lost.
Note: This was a Sunday show.

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January 26, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,687
  1. Hector Guerrero & Sonny King beat The Bounty Hunters via DQ.

  2. Tojo Yamamoto beat Koko Ware.

  3. Tommy Rich beat Bill Irwin.

  4. Dream Machine beat Ricky Morton.

  5. Southern Champ Jimmy Valiant beat Bill Dundee.

  6. Jerry Lawler beat Ron Bass.
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February 2, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing ???
  1. Sonny King beat Ali Hassan via DQ.

  2. Dream Machine beat Tommy Gilbert.

  3. Dream Machine, Angel, & Gypsy Joe beat Eddie Gilbert, Sonny King, & Ricky Morton.

  4. Eddie Hogan beat Buddy Wayne.

  5. Tony Charles pinned Billy Robinson.

  6. Southern Champ Jimmy Valiant beat Hector Guerrero.

  7. The Bounty Hunters beat Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich in a "no DQ hair vs. title" match to win the Southern Tag Title. The Bounty Hunters' manager Jimmy Kent had his hair on the line.

  8. Jerry Lawler pinned Austin Idol.
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February 9, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 9,007
  1. Hector Guerrero pinned Gypsy Joe.

  2. Eddie Gilbert & Eddie Hogan beat Ali Hassan & The Angel via DQ.

  3. Dream Machine, Ali Hassan, Gypsy Joe, & Angel beat Sonny King, Eddie Gilbert, Eddie Hogan, & Hector Guerrero in an elimination" match.

  4. Tony Charles beat Southern Champ Jimmy Valiant via DQ.

  5. Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich beat Southern Tag Champs The Bounty Hunters via DQ. The stipulations had Richís hair and Dundee leaving town vs. the titles and Jimmy Kentís hair.

  6. Jerry Lawler beat Hulk Hogan (14:28) via DQ.
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No Show Scheduled: February 16, 1981
However, there was a show at Cook Convention Center on February 15.










February 24, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 10,180
  1. Tommy Gilbert beat Tojo Yamamoto via DQ.

  2. Jimmy Valiant, Dream Machine, & Wayne Ferris beat Eddie Gilbert, Koko Ware, & Sonny King.

  3. The Bounty Hunters beat Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich. in a "loser receives ten lashes" match.

  4. CWA Champ Billy Robinson pinned Tony Charles.

  5. Jerry Lawler & Jackie Fargo beat Austin Idol & Dutch Mantell via DQ.
Note: This was a Tuesday show.

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March 1, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing ???
  1. Sonny King, Tony Charles, & Tommy Gilbert beat Tojo Yamamoto, The Angel, & Ali Hassan.

  2. Wayne Ferris beat Roy Rogers.

  3. Dream Machine beat Koko Ware.

  4. Jimmy Valiant beat Eddie Gilbert.

  5. Tommy Rich & Bill Dundee beat The Bounty Hunters.

  6. Jimmy Valiant won a "battle royal."

  7. Jerry Lawler, Jackie & Roughhouse Fargo beat Jimmy Hart, Austin Idol, & Dutch Mantell.
Note: This was a Sunday show.

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March 9, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,916
  1. The Turk & El Toro beat Eddie & Tommy Gilbert.

  2. Dream Machine beat Chief Thundercloud.

  3. The Angel & Ali Hassan beat Koko Ware & Ron Sexton.

  4. Tojo Yamamoto & Wayne Ferris beat Sonny King & Roy Rogers.

  5. CWA Tag Champs Austin Idol & Dutch Mantell beat Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich via DQ.

  6. Bill Dundee & Dream Machine beat Tojo Yamamoto & Wayne Ferris.

  7. Southern Champ Jerry Lawler beat Jimmy Valiant.
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March 16, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing ???
  1. Koko Ware drew The Angel.

  2. The Turk & El Toro beat Sonny King & Ron Sexton.

  3. Dutch Mantell beat Vinnie Romeo.

  4. Big Red & Eddie Gilbert beat The Bounty Hunters via DQ.

  5. Bill Dundee & Dream Machine beat Southern Tag Champs Wayne Ferris & Tojo Yamamoto via DQ.

  6. Jerry Lawler beat Jack Brisco.
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March 23, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,101
  1. The Turk & El Toro drew Big Red & Eddie Gilbert.

  2. Dutch Mantell beat Sonny King.

  3. Southern Tag Champs Bill Dundee & Dream Machine beat Tojo Yamamoto & Wayne Ferris.

  4. Jerry Lawler beat Terry Funk via countout.

  5. Jerry Lawler & Tommy Rich beat Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi.
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March 30, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,382
  1. The Bounty Hunters & Jimmy Kent beat Sonny King, Big Red, & Eddie Gilbert.

  2. Tojo Yamamoto beat Ron Sexton.

  3. Dutch Mantell beat Koko Ware.

  4. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Bill Dundee & Dream Machine to win the Southern Tag Title.

  5. Jerry Lawler beat The Angel & Gypsy Joe in a "handicap loser leaves town" match.

  6. Jerry Lawler beat Dory Funk, Jr. via DQ.
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April 6, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 8,147
  1. Eddie Gilbert beat Jimmy Kent (4:41).

  2. Tojo Yamamoto beat Big Red (2:34).

  3. The Bounty Hunters beat Koko Ware & Chief Thundercloud (5:52).

  4. El Toro & Turk beat Ron Sexton & Vinnie Romeo (2:17).

  5. Dutch Mantell beat Sonny King (7:40).

  6. Bill Dundee & Dream Machine beat Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi (17:02) in a "mask vs. title" match to win the Southern Tag Title when Dundee pinned Fuchi.

  7. Jerry Lawler & Plowboy Frazier beat Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr. in a "Texas death" match.
    • Dory pinned Lawler (7:10).
    • Dory pinned Lawler (8:06).
    • Frazier pinned Dory (8:21).
    • Frazier pinned Dory (13:38).
    • Frazier pinned Terry (15:49).
    • Terry pinned Frazier (17:01).
    • Lawler beat Terry who was unable to answer the ten count.
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April 13, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,800
  1. Koko Ware beat Jimmy Kent.

  2. Ron Sexton beat Vinnie Romeo.

  3. Sonny King beat Buddy Wayne.

  4. The Bounty Hunters beat Big Red & Eddie Gilbert.

  5. Masa Fuchi, Atsushi Onita, & Tojo Yamamoto beat Dream Machine, Bill Dundee, & Dutch Mantell via DQ.

  6. Jerry Lawler & Kevin Sullivan NC El Toro & Turk & Jimmy Hart in a "handicap" match.
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April 20, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,102
  1. Sonny King beat Vinnie Romeo.

  2. Koko Ware beat Tojo Yamamoto.

  3. Barbie Doll beat Diamond Lil.

  4. Tom Thumb beat Billy the Kid.

  5. Sue Ferrera beat Wendi Richter.

  6. Southern Tag Champs Bill Dundee & Dream Machine beat The Turk & El Toro.

  7. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Austin Idol & Dutch Mantell.

  8. Jerry Lawler DDQ Kevin Sullivan.
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No Show Scheduled: April 27, 1981
However, there was a show at McCarver Stadium on April 26.










May 4, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,078
  1. Sonny King & Chief Thundercloud beat Ron Sexton & Roy Rogers.

  2. Koko Ware drew Eddie Gilbert.

  3. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Dutch Mantell & Giant Frazier.

  4. The Turk, El Toro, & Jimmy Hart beat The Bounty Hunters & Jimmy Kent in a "loser leaves town" match.

  5. Southern Tag Champs Wayne Ferris & Kevin Sullivan beat Bill Dundee & Dream Machine.

  6. Jerry Lawler pinned Jerry Blackwell.
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May 11, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 4,200
  1. Sonny King beat El Toro.

  2. Eddie Gilbert beat The Turk via DQ.

  3. Plowboy Frazier, Koko Ware, & Dutch Mantell beat Tojo Yamamoto, Masa Fuchi, & Atsushi Onita.

  4. Wayne Ferris, Kevin Sullivan, & Jimmy Hart beat Bill Dundee, Dream Machine, & Roy Rogers.

  5. Jerry Lawler beat Dory Funk, Jr. (32:28) via DQ.
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May 18, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,718
  1. Tojo Yamamoto beat Ron Sexton (3:03).

  2. The Nightmares (Danny Davis & David Oswald) beat Eddie Gilbert & Koko Ware (6:47).

  3. Sonny King & Tim Leonard beat The Turk & El Toro (2:14).

  4. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Dutch Mantell & Plowboy Frazier (9:18) when Onita pinned Mantell.

  5. Bill Dundee & Dream Machine beat Wayne Ferris & Kevin Sullivan (14:29) to win the Southern Tag Title when Dundee beat Ferris.

  6. Bill Dundee won a "two-ring battle royal." The order of elimination was Jimmy Hart, The Turk, Plowboy Frazier, Ron Sexton, Tim Leonard, Sonny King, Dream Machine, Roy Rogers, Tojo Yamamoto, Nightmare (Oswald), Nightmare (Davis), Wayne Ferris, Kevin Sullivan, El Toro, Dutch Mantell, Eddie Gilbert, Masa Fuchi, Koko Ware, and Atsushi Onita.

  7. Roy Rogers beat Jimmy Hart (1:32) via DQ.

  8. Terry & Dory Funk, Jr. beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Lawler (27:51) when Dory pinned Lawler.
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May 25, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing ???
  1. Chick Donovan pinned Eddie Gilbert.

  2. Atsushi Onita, Masa Fuchi, Tojo Yamamoto, & The Nightmares beat Koko Ware, Ron Sexton, Sonny King, Plowboy Frazier, & Dutch Mantell.

  3. Kevin Sullivan & Wayne Ferris beat Bill Dundee & Dream Machine to win the Southern Tag Title.

  4. Roy Rogers beat Wayne Ferris (3rd) via DQ in a "boxer vs. wrestler" match.

  5. Southern Champ Jerry Lawler pinned Terry Funk (20:36).
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June 1, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,000
  1. Sonny King beat Buddy Wayne.

  2. Plowboy Frazier beat Jim Dalton.

  3. Koko Ware beat Tojo Yamamoto via DQ.

  4. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Tim Leonard & Chief Thundercloud.

  5. Roy Rogers beat Chick Donovan via DQ.

  6. Bill Dundee pinned Stan Lane to win the U.S. Junior Heavyweight Title.

  7. Dream Machine, Jerry Lawler, & Dutch Mantell beat Kevin Sullivan, Wayne Ferris, & Nightmares via DQ in a "handicap" match.
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June 8, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,891
  1. Sonny King drew Tojo Yamamoto.

  2. Steve Keirn beat Jim Dalton.

  3. Chick Donovan beat Roy Rogers.

  4. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Koko Ware & Plowboy Frazier.

  5. Kevin Sullivan, Wayne Ferris, & The Nightmares beat Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Dream Machine, & Dutch Mantell in a "no DQ" match.
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June 15, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,500
  1. Sonny King beat Jim Dalton.

  2. Plowboy Frazier beat Tojo Yamamoto.

  3. Atsushi Onita beat Tim Leonard.

  4. Chick Donovan beat Koko Ware.

  5. Southern Tag Champs Kevin Sullivan & Wayne Ferris beat Steve Keirn & Dutch Mantell via DQ.

  6. Jerry Lawler & Dream Machine beat Jimmy Hart & The Nightmares in a "handicap piledriver" match.
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June 22, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,981
  1. Sonny King beat Tojo Yamamoto via DQ.

  2. Plowboy Frazier beat Jim Dalton.

  3. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Roy Rogers & Koko Ware.

  4. Steve Keirn pinned Chick Donovan.

  5. Wayne Ferris, Kevin Sullivan, & The Nightmares beat Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Dutch Mantell, & Dream Machine. As a result, Hart was able to book the next bout as his dream match.

  6. Jimmy Hart pinned Jerry Lawler to win the Southern Title. Wayne Ferris and Kevin Sullivan were the referees.
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June 29, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 10,129
  1. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Sonny King & Koko Ware (7:53).

  2. Chick Donovan beat Steve Keirn (15:51) via DQ.

  3. Wayne Ferris pinned Roy Rogers (4:51). This was Ferris' dream match.

  4. Dutch Mantell lost a "battle royal" (0:12) to Wayne Ferris, Kevin Sullivan, The Nightmares, & Jimmy Hart. This was Sullivan's dream match.

  5. Dream Machine beat The Nightmares (5:53) in a "no DQ handicap" match. Dream Machine's mask was at stake in the match. This was Nightmare #1's dream match.

  6. Dutch Mantell beat Kevin Sullivan (10:44) via DQ. Sullivan's manager Jimmy Hart was banned from ringside. This was Mantel's dream match.

  7. The Nightmares beat Bill Dundee & Dream Machine (7:51) in a "no DQ" match. The Nightmares' masks were at stake in this match This was Machine's dream match.

  8. Jerry Lawler beat Jimmy Hart (7:49) via submission in a "no DQ lumberjack" match. This was Lawler's dream match.
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July 6, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,340
  1. Atsushi Onita, Masa Fuchi, & Tojo Yamamoto drew Plowboy Frazier, Koko Ware, & Roy Rogers.

  2. Chick Donovan beat Sonny King.

  3. Dream Machine & Dutch Mantell beat The Nightmares in a "no DQ mask vs. mask" match.

  4. Steve Keirn beat Ron Bass to win the Mid-America Title.

  5. Southern Tag Champs Wayne Ferris & Kevin Sullivan beat Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee.
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July 13, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 8,209
  1. Roy Rogers beat Jim Dalton.

  2. Sonny King beat Tom Stanton.

  3. Steve Keirn & Koko Ware beat The Nightmares.

  4. Masa Fuchi, Atsushi Onita, & Tojo Yamamoto beat Dream Machine, Dutch Mantell, & Steve Keirn.

  5. Plowboy Frazier beat Chick Donovan via DQ.

  6. Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee beat Wayne Ferris & Kevin Sullivan in a "no DQ Lawler's hair vs. title" match to win the Southern Tag Title. The title change had already occurred on July 9 in Lexington, KY.

  7. The Nightmares beat Dutch Mantell & Dream Machine in a "no DQ hair vs. mask" match.
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July 20, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 9,284
  1. Bugsy McGraw pinned Dream Machine.

  2. Bill Dundee pinned Atsushi Onita.

  3. Ron Bass pinned Jerry Lawler.

  4. Steve Keirn pinned Masa Fuchi.

  5. Steve Keirn pinned Ron Bass.

  6. Bugsy McGraw pinned Bill Dundee.

  7. Steve Keirn pinned Bugsy McGraw to win the vacant Southern Title.

  8. The Nightmares beat Ricky & Robert Gibson.

  9. Dutch Mantell beat Tojo Yamamoto in a "bull whip on a ladder" match.

  10. Steve Keirn & Bill Dundee beat Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi in a "hair vs. hair" match.
Southern Title Tournament Bracketing

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July 27, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 9,628
  1. Sonny King beat Tom Stanton.

  2. Roy Rogers beat Jim Dalton.

  3. Bugsy McGraw beat Koko Ware.

  4. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Nightmares in a "no DQ" match.

  5. Bill Dundee, Dutch Mantell, & Steve Keirn beat Atsushi Onita, Masa Fuchi, & Tojo Yamamoto in a "bull whip on a pole" match.

  6. Jerry Lawler beat Dream Machine via DQ.
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August 3, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 11,600
  1. Koko Ware & Roy Rogers beat Jim Dalton & Tom Stanton.

  2. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi.

  3. Plowboy Frazier NC The Phantom (Sonny King).

  4. Dutch Mantell beat Tojo Yamamoto via DQ in a "judo jacket" match.

  5. Jerry Lawler & Jimmy Valiant NC Dream Machine & Bugsy McGraw.

  6. The Nightmares beat Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn via DQ.
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August 10, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 9,246
  1. The Heartbreakers beat Koko Ware & Roy Rogers.

  2. The Phantom beat Chief Thundercloud.

  3. Ricky & Robert Gibson NC Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi.

  4. Dutch Mantell beat Tojo Yamamoto in a "bullwhip vs. kendo stick" match.

  5. Jerry Lawler beat Dream Machine via DQ.

  6. Bill Dundee, Plowboy Frazier, & Steve Keirn beat Bugsy McGraw & The Nightmares in a "back alley street brawl" match.
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August 17, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,889
  1. Koko Ware beat Tom Stanton.

  2. Plowboy Frazier & Roy Rogers beat The Heartbreakers.

  3. Southern Tag Champs Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn.

  4. Dream Machine, Bugsy McGraw, & The Nightmares beat Jerry Lawler, Steve Keirn, Ricky & Robert Gibson.

  5. Dutch Mantell beat Tojo Yamamoto in a "steel cage stretcher" match.
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August 24, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 8,089
  1. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Heartbreakers.

  2. The Nightmares beat Koko Ware & Roy Rogers.

  3. The Nightmares, Jimmy Hart, & The Heartbreakers beat Koko Ware, Roy Rogers, Plowboy Frazier, Ricky & Robert Gibson.

  4. Dutch Mantell & Bill Dundee beat Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi via DQ.

  5. Bugsy McGraw beat Steve Keirn to win the Mid-America Title.

  6. Jerry Lawler beat Dream Machine in a "no DQ loser gets tarred and feathered" match to win the Southern Title.
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August 31, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 9,110
  1. Roy Rogers beat Buddy Wayne.

  2. Koko Ware beat Assassin #2.

  3. King Cobra beat Assassin #1.

  4. Dutch Mantell beat Tojo Yamamoto.

  5. Dutch Mantell, King Cobra, Koko Ware, & Roy Rogers beat Tojo Yamamoto, Wayne Ferris, & The Assassins.

  6. The Heartbreakers beat Plowboy Frazier in a "handicap" match.

  7. Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton beat Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi to win the Southern Tag Title.

  8. Mid-America Champ Bugsy McGraw beat Steve Keirn via DQ.

  9. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Nightmares in a "no DQ loser leaves town" match.

  10. Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee beat Dream Machine & Jimmy Hart in a "no DQ loser leaves town" match.
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September 7, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,236
  1. Koko Ware pinned Tojo Yamamoto.

  2. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Assassins.

  3. Bill Dundee & Dutch Mantell beat Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi.

  4. The Nightmare & Speed beat Plowboy Frazier in a "no DQ handicap hair vs. hair" match.

  5. The Heartbreakers beat Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton in a "no DQ hair vs. title" match to win the Southern Tag Title.

  6. Steve Keirn pinned Bugsy McGraw in a "no DQ hair vs. title" match to win the Mid-America Title.

  7. Dream Machine pinned Jerry Lawler in a "no DQ loser leaves town" match to win the Southern Title. Koko Ware was the referee. As a result, Machine's manager Jimmy Hart was allowed to return. If Machine had lost, the entire First Family would have left town.
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September 14, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,371
  1. Steve Keirn & King Cobra drew Bugsy McGraw & Sweet Brown Sugar (Koko Ware).

  2. Bill Dundee, Dutch Mantell, & Roy Rogers beat The Nightmare, Speed, & Jimmy Hart.

  3. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Heartbreakers to win the Southern Tag Title.

  4. Bill Dundee won a "battle royal."

  5. Jimmy Valiant pinned Dream Machine to win the Southern Title.

  6. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton via DQ.
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September 21, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 6,912
  1. Roy Rogers beat The Assassin.

  2. Mid-America Champ Steve Keirn NC Dutch Mantell.

  3. Bill Dundee beat The Heartbreakers in a "handicap hair vs. loser leaves town" match.

  4. Southern Tag Champs Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Nightmare & Speed.

  5. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Ricky Morton & Eddie Gilbert in a "no DQ" match.

  6. Dream Machine & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Rocky Johnson & Jimmy Valiant.
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No Show Scheduled: September 28, 1981
Due to the Mid-South Fair being held at the coliseum.
However, a show was held on September 26 at Cook Convention Center.










October 5, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing ???
  1. Eddie Gilbert beat Tojo Yamamoto via DQ.

  2. Stan Lane pinned Ricky Morton.

  3. Bill Dundee beat Dream Machine.

  4. Dutch Mantell pinned Chick Donovan.

  5. Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi beat Roy Rogers & King Cobra.

  6. The Nightmare & Speed beat Ricky & Robert Gibson.

  7. Jerry Lawler NC Sweet Brown Sugar.
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October 12, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 6,000
  1. Ricky Morton & Eddie Gilbert beat Bobby Monroe & Assassin #1.

  2. Stan Lane NC Steve Keirn.

  3. Tojo Yamamoto pinned Roy Rogers.

  4. Bill Dundee pinned Chick Donovan.

  5. Andy Kaufmann wrestled three women form the audience. He pinned the third (2:17).

  6. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Nightmare & Speed via DQ in a "hospital elimination" match.

  7. Southern Champ Dream Machine pinned Dutch Mantell.

  8. Sweet Brown Sugar pinned Jerry Lawler in a "no DQ" match.
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October 19, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 7,345
  1. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Chick Donovan & Bobby Monroe.

  2. Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton beat The Nightmare & Speed.

  3. Steve Keirn beat Stan Lane via DQ.

  4. Mid-America Champ Dutch Mantell beat Southern Champ Dream Machine via DQ.

  5. Jimmy Hart pinned Jerry Calhoun.

  6. Bill Dundee & Tojo Yamamoto beat Atsushi Onita & Masa Fuchi in a "loser leaves town" match.

  7. Jerry Lawler pinned Sweet Brown Sugar in a "barbed wire" match.

  8. Jerry Lawler beat Karl Krupp via DQ.
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October 26, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing ???
  1. Speed & The Nightmare beat Ric McCord & Roy Rogers.

  2. Tommy Gilbert beat The Super Destroyer via DQ.

  3. Ricky Morton beat Gypsy Joe.

  4. Ricky & Robert Gibson drew The Cuban & Iranian Assassins.

  5. Karl Krupp, Stan Lane, Jimmy Hart, & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Tojo Yamamoto, & Steve Keirn.

  6. Mid-America Champ Dutch Mantell pinned Dream Machine in a "no DQ" match to win the Southern Title.
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November 2, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing ???
  1. Roy Rogers beat Gypsy Joe.

  2. Ricky Morton beat Speed.

  3. Tommy Gilbert beat The Nightmare.

  4. Dream Machine vs. Ric McCord.

  5. The Cuban & Iranian Assassins beat Ricky & Robert Gibson in a "no DQ" match.

  6. Tojo Yamamoto vs. Jimmy Hart.

  7. Southern Champ Dutch Mantell beat The Super Destroyer.

  8. Southern Tag Champs Sweet Brown Sugar & Stan Lane NC Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn.

  9. Karl Krupp beat Jerry Lawler in a "no DQ" match. Jimmy Hart was the referee.
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November 9, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,100
  1. Ricky Morton drew Speed.

  2. Tommy Gilbert beat The Dream Machine via DQ.

  3. The Dream Machine won an "elimination" match. Also in the match were: Plowboy Frazier, Ricky Gibson, Robert Gibson, Tommy Gilbert, Ricky Morton, The Nightmare, Roy Rogers, Speed, and Super Destroyer.

  4. Southern Champ Dutch Mantell beat Gypsy Joe.

  5. Tojo Yamamoto & Jerry Lawler beat The Cuban & Iranian Assassins via DQ.

  6. Southern Tag Champs Stan Lane & Sweet Brown Sugar DCO Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn in match with three referees. As a result, the title was held-up.

  7. Jerry Lawler beat Karl Krupp in a "lumberjacks with whips" match.
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November 16, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,823
  1. Ricky Morton drew Gypsy Joe.

  2. The Super Destroyer beat Roy Rogers.

  3. The Cuban & Iranian Assassins beat Ricky & Robert Gibson via DQ.

  4. Jerry Lawler, Tojo Yamamoto, & Ricky Morton beat Karl Krupp, The Nightmare, & Speed.

  5. Dream Machine bat Southern Champ Dutch Mantell via DQ.

  6. Jerry Lawler pinned The Super Destroyer.

  7. Jerry Lawler beat Jimmy Hart via DQ.

  8. Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn beat Stan Lane & Sweet Brown Sugar to win the held-up Southern Tag Title in a "no DQ" match.
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November 23, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,393
  1. Ricky Morton pinned Gypsy Joe.

  2. Bobby Eaton pinned Roy Rogers.

  3. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Cuban & Iranian Assassins via DQ.

  4. Andy Kaufman beat three female fans and drew the fourth when time ran out. One he pinned was Foxey (8:37).

  5. Southern Champ Dutch Mantell beat Dream Machine via DQ in a "title vs. diamond ring" match.

  6. Jerry Lawler beat The Super Destroyer via DQ in a match where piledrivers were legal.

  7. Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn beat Stan Lane & Sweet Brown Sugar in a "Texas death" match.
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November 30, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,851
  1. Stan Lane beat Roy Rogers.

  2. Bobby Eaton beat Tommy Gilbert.

  3. Steve Keirn beat The Nightmare.

  4. Norvell Austin & Dennis Condrey beat Ricky Morton & Eddie Gilbert.

  5. The Super Destroyer & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee via DQ.

  6. The Cuban & Iranian Assassins beat Ricky & Robert Gibson in a "loser get ten lashes" match.

  7. Southern Champ Dutch Mantell beat Dream Machine in a "no DQ" match.
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December 7, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,122
  1. Ricky Morton pinned Gypsy Joe.

  2. Roy Rogers beat The Nightmare via DQ.

  3. Dennis Condrey & Norvell Austin beat Tojo Yamamoto & Ric McCord.

  4. Dream Machine beat Dutch Mantell via countout in a "loser wears a chicken suit" match.

  5. Southern Tag Champs Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn beat Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane via DQ.

  6. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Cuban & Iranian Assassins in a "strap on a pole" match via DQ.

  7. Bill Dundee & Jerry Lawler beat The Super Destroyer & Sweet Brown Sugar in a "no DQ" match.
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December 14, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 4,627
  1. Gypsy Joe drew Tojo Yamamoto.

  2. Dennis Condrey & Norvell Austin beat Ricky Morton & Roy Rogers.

  3. Dream Machine pinned Ric McCord.

  4. Southern Champ Dutch Mantell beat Stan Lane via DQ.

  5. Southern Tag Champs Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn beat The Cuban & Iranian Assassins via DQ.

  6. Bill Dundee, Ricky Gibson, & Jimmy Valiant beat Sweet Brown Sugar, Bobby Eaton, & The Super Destroyer.
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December 21, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 3,520
  1. Roy Rogers & Ricky Morton beat The Nightmare & Speed.

  2. Dream Machine pinned Ric McCord.

  3. Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Sweet Brown Sugar & Bobby Eaton.

  4. Tommy & Eddie Gilbert beat Dennis Condrey & Norvell Austin via DQ.

  5. Southern Champ Dutch Mantell pinned Stan Lane.

  6. Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn beat The Cuban & Iranian Assassins. As a result, Dundee received a match with Jimmy Hart.

  7. Bill Dundee beat Jimmy Hart via DQ.

  8. Bill Dundee beat The Super Destroyer (10:00) when Destroyer failed to make two pins.
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December 28, 1981 in Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum drawing 5,740
  1. Gypsy Joe pinned Dennis Upton.

  2. The Nightmare & Speed beat Ric McCord & Tom Leonard.

  3. Dennis Condrey, Norvell Austin, & Randy Rose beat Ricky Morton, Roy Rogers, & Chief Thundercloud.

  4. Bobby Eaton pinned Tom Maley.

  5. Southern Champ Dutch Mantell beat Sweet Brown Sugar via DQ.

  6. Bill Dundee, Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Stan Lane, The Cuban & Iranian Assassins via DQ.

  7. Randy Rose won a "two-ring battle royal."
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