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Mid-Atlantic TV - September 19, 1981
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling
on the WWE Network
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
TV Summaries & Reviews
by David Taub
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

This is a review of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling as it appeared on the WWE Network. Results are included for the week (Monday-Sunday of the given week) as available. Please email with any corrections, typos, results, other details at 

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 9/19/81
(taped 9/16/81 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed. 

Caudle & Crockett open the show. By popular demand, Abdullah, Piper and Wahoo are allowed back on the show.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ron Bass
Bass talks mostly about Piper vs. Wahoo, and Flair vs. Ole.


Match 1
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Mike Miller & Rick Harris.
Tommy Young is the referee for this and all matches for the hour.
The match gets the blue screen introduction before the break. Steamboat pins Miller after the top-rope flying bodypress after about five minutes.


Match 2
Sgt. Slaughter d. Ron Ritchie
For some reason, no one is in the ring as we come back from break. Can you say live to tape with no edits? We finally get our talent. Caudle does mention that last week was our first look at Slaughter, so I guess that was his debut. Slaughter finishes off Ritchie with a knee to the gut. No cobra this week.


Match 3
Jake Roberts d. Jim Nelson
Caudle notes Nelson’s crew cut, and how he looks like he belongs in the Marines. Ole Anderson and Roddy Piper come to ringside mid-match to taunt The Snake. Roberts hits the “oh oh oh oh,” ie Crockett’s description of the unnamed DDT. Roberts finishes Nelson off with the knee lift for the win.

Post-match, Piper and Ole get on the apron. Both retreat as Roberts nearly gets a right hand on Ole. Bass comes to the ring to back up his fellow Texan (as Jake was billed from).


—Interview w/Bob Caudle: Ole Anderson & Roddy Piper; Sgt. Slaughter
Ole says he didn’t jump in the ring because he didn’t want to get fined. Ole talks about how injured Wahoo and Flair are. Piper has a “Satisfaction Guaranteed” on the front of the shirt, with “Mr. Mean Machine” on the back. Another Piper interview classic talking about Wahoo’s injuries.
As Ole & Piper exit, Slaughter enters. He vows to win a major title soon.

Caudle introduces the next match on the blue screen before the break.


Match 4
NWA TV championship: Ron Bass d. Charlie Fulton
The TV championship is on the line for the first 15 minutes. Bass needs about six to finish Fulton off with the running power slam.


Match 5
Paul Jones & Frank Monte d. Ole Anderson & Roddy Piper by DQ
Piper regales Caudle with the bagpipes pre-match, but stops. Ahhh. Piper has his yellow-and-green checker trunks. The finish has all four men brawl in the ring. Monte gets sent outside. Jones gets double teamed. Steamboat and Bass make the save. Tommy Young disqualifies Ole & Piper.

—Interview w/Bob Caudle: Steamboat & Bass
Bass warns Ole & Piper, mentioning a falls count anywhere contest coming up, with Wahoo involved as well. Steamboat echoes Bass’s statements. The records show a few falls county anywhere matches, involving combinations of Piper, Ole, Flair, Wahoo, etc. over the next few weeks.

“So long for now!”

TV Summary Index 

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Available results for the week, Sept. 14-20
Mon., 9/14/81 Greenville, SC
Wahoo McDaniel & Ron Bass beat Roddy Piper & Nikolai Volkoff
Jay Youngblood beat Austin Idol by DQ
Johnny Weaver beat Chris Markoff
Jacques Goulet beat Dewey Robertson
Scott McGhee beat Ricky Harris
Don Kernodle beat Charlie Fulton

Tue., 9/15/81 Columbia, SC
Siva Afi d. Laurent Soucie
Scott McGee d. Ricky Harris
Terry Latham d. Charlie Fulton
Paul Jones d. Mike Miller
Leroy Brown d. Ole Anderson
Ricky Steamboat d. Ivan Koloff by DQ
(Wrestling ‘81/Shedlock)

Tue., 9/15/81 Durham NC
Wahoo McDaniel & Ric Flair vs. Roddy Piper & Greg Valentine
Ron Bass vs. ??
Jake Roberts vs. ??
The Grappler & Super Destroyer vs. ?? & ??
Plus other matches

Tue., 9/15/81 Mount Airy, NC
Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff vs. Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood
Austin Idol vs. Sweet Ebony Diamond
Jacques Goulet vs. Steve Muslin
Ali Bey vs. Don Kernodle
El Toro vs. Mike Davis

Thu., 9/17/81 Spartanburg, SC
Johnny Weaver & Paul Jones beat Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff by DQ
Frank Monte beat Tony Tosi
Terry Lathan beat Charlie Fulton
Dewey Robertson beat Jim nelson
Austin Idol beat Jay Youngblood

Thu., 9/17/81 Sumter, SC
Wahoo McDaniel & Leroy Brown beat Roddy Piper & Greg Valentine
Jake Roberts beat Ricky Harris
Don Kernodle beat Ali Bey
Scott McGee beat Mike Miller
Steve Muslin beat Mike Reed

Fri., 9/18/81 Charleston, WV
Leroy Brown beat Greg Valentine in a Lumberjack match
Jake Roberts, Paul Jones & Johnny Weaver beat Nikolai Volkoff, Chris Markoff & Austin Idol
Mike Davis beat Jacques Goulet
Don Kernodle beat Ricky Harris
Sivi Afi beat Mike Miller

Fri., 9/18/81 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
Ron Ritchie beat Charlie Fulton
Terry Latham beat Mike Reed
Super Destroyer & Grappler beat Dewey Robertson & Steve Muslin
Ron Bass beat Ivan Koloff by DQ
Ricky Steamboat beat Ole Anderson
Wahoo McDaniel & Jay Youngblood (sub for Ric Flair) beat Abdullah The Butcher & Roddy Piper by DQ

Fri., 9/18/81 Knoxville, TN (Mulligan/Flair promotion)
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr., Terry Taylor & Jay Strongbow beat Kevin Sullivan, John Studd & Crippler Canyon
Wayne Farris beat Rick Connors
Jeff Sword & Doug Vines beat Tim Horner & Keith Larson
Don Carson beat Dennis Brown
Ron Wright beat Izzy Slapowitz
Mike Fever beat Tony Russo

Sat., 9/19/81 Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Coliseum
Charlie Fulton d. Steve Muslin
Ron Ritchie d. Jim Nelson
Super Destroyer &The Grappler d. Terry Latham & Dewey Robertson
Ivan Koloff d. Jay Youngblood
Wahoo McDaniel & Ricky Steamboat & Jake Roberts d. Ole Anderson & Roddy Piper & Abdullah The Butcher [Roberts sub for Flair]

Sun., 9/20/81 Asheville, NC
Steve Muslin d. Mike Miller
Scott McGee d. Jim Nelson
Frank Monte d. Mike Reed
Leroy Brown d. Ivan Koloff
The Grappler & Super Destroyer d. Johnny Weaver & Dewey Robertson
Wahoo McDaniel & Ric Flair d. Ole Anderson & Roddy Piper in an Indian strap match
(Wrestling ‘81/Shedlock)

Sun., 9/20/81 Toronto, Ontario (Maple Leaf Wrestling/Frank Tunney)
Frankie Laine beat Terry Latham
Ron Ritchie beat Goldie Rogers
Steve Bolus beat Kurt Von Hess
Leroy Brown & Johnny Weaver beat Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff
Greg Valentine beat Jay Youngblood
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel beat Roddy Piper & Ole Anderson by DQ
John Studd beat Angelo Mosca (15:10) to win Canadian Title

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