1973 Highlights

29 Jan 1973 | goto
Lawler In 1st Main Event
Jerry Lawler and Jim White lost to the Southern tag champs Jackie Fargo and Jerry Jarrett. This match was Lawler's first main event in Memphis.

 

05 Mar 1973 | goto
Lawler & White's 1st Title Defense
Jerry Lawler and Jim White, fresh off of winning the Southern tag titles, successfully defended them against former champs, Jackie Fargo and Jery Jarrett. These tag titles were the first title Jerry Lawler held in Memphis.

 

02 Apr 1973 | goto
Record Crowd
A crowd of 11,118, the largest the Coliseum had ever had to that point saw tag champs Jerry Lawler and Jim White fight Tojo Yamamoto and Roughouse Fargo to a no contest.

 

09 Apr 1973 | goto
Record Crowd II
Following the previous week's record attendence, the tag title rematch drew even a bigger crowd of 11,128. The rematch saw Tojo Roughouse defeat Lawler and White to take the tag titles.

 

18 Jun 1973 | goto
Southern Tag Title Tourney
Because of a roken nose, Jim White could not defend the tag titles with 30 days and the titles were stripped off the team. A tournamant was held to decide new champions and when the dust settled, Lawler & White along with manager Sam Bass were once again the holders of the tag straps.

 

17 Sep 1973 | goto
Garvins Arrive
Ron and Terry Garvin (along with valet Jimmy Garvin), came into the teritory and quickly took the Southern tag tites.

 

01 Oct 1973 | goto
Marlin & Gilbert Tag Champs
Eddie Marlin and Tommy Gilbert defeated the Ron and Terry Garvin to become the Southern tag champs.

 

08 Oct 1973 | goto
New NWA Champ Arrives
Jack Brisco, the new NWA World Heavyweight champion, arrived in Memphis and stopped the legendary Lou Thesz.

 

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