Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV - September 26, 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 1davidtaub@gmail.com. 

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 9/26/81
(taped 9/26/81 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed. 

Bob Caudle & David Crockett open the show giddy. Crockett, wearing the Augusta green jacket special, announce that Ric Flair won the World Heavyweight championship from Dusty Rhodes in Kansas City (although no date is given). This is the first show Mid-Atlantic show taped since Flair defeated Rhodes on 9/17/81.
Caudle & Crockett run down the show, with Jay Youngblood taking on Ole.

—Interview w/Bob Caudle: Jake Roberts & “Bad Bad” Leroy Brown
Brown does most of the talking, saying they are going to clean things up.
Caudle introduces the next match via magic blue screen.


Match 1
Austin Idol d. Scott McGee
Our referee for this and all matches this hour is a blue-romper wearing Sonny Fargo.
Idol at times yells “Come on, Flair.” Announcers put McGee over as a contender for the junior heavyweight championship. Idol applies the figure-4 (not called the Las Vegas Leglock). Idol’s facials look like he is selling the hold more than McGee. A submission win for Idol.


Match 2
NWA TV championship: Ron Bass [ch.] d. Jim Nelson
A competitive match for a while. Nelson at one point has Bass cornered and starts laying in the forearms. Bass no sells and bulls his way out of the corner. A few moves later, Bass gets the pin with the running slam.

Match 3
Sgt. Slaughter d. Frank Monte, in a replay from 9/19/81 World Wide Wrestling.
Rick Landrum & Johnny Weaver on the mic, Tommy Young is the referee. Sarge wins with the cobra.

—Interview w/David Crockett: Scott McGee
In this spot on tapes that aired around the market, local promos would air. I suppose these are the “generic” promos that stayed on the tape, and last on the Network. McGee talks about his ascent in wrestling.


Match 4
The Grappler & Super Destroyer d. Ron Ritchie & Johnny Weaver
Super D has a white mask on. While Weaver is battling Grappler on the outside, Super D nails the superplex for the pin. Jake Roberts comes into the ring to complain to the referee about the masked heel duo’s illegal switching during the match.

—Interview w/Bob Caudle: Grappler & Destroyer; Austin Idol; Ole Anderson
Rapid interview time. Not much from the masked team. Rambling by Idol, challenging Flair. Ole is surly, only as Ole can be. He said he will take the belt from Flair. Runs down the other babyfaces on the show.

Magic screen intro for the next match.


Match 5
Jake Roberts & Leroy Brown d. Ricky Harris & Mike Miller
Crockett announces that the United States Heavyweight championship is vacant, with a tournament upcoming. Crockett is a little vague, saying Piper won the match, with Abdullah’s interference, but not going into detail. Lots of big names to wrestle for the title.
Brown picks up the win for his team after a big splash onto Miller.

—Interview w/David Crockett: Jim Nelson, Ricky Harris, and Mike Miller
Filler spot where local promos would normally go. More of a straightforward interview with why each man lost their respective match on the show.


Match 6
Jay Youngblood d. Ole Anderson by DQ
The Grappler joins Caudle & Crockett. He gets involved by tossing Youngblood into the ring after Ole sent him out. Grappler remain at ringside. Sure enough, Grappler gets int the ring, attacking Youngblood for the DQ. Roberts, Bass and Leroy Brown make the save, and the heels retreat.

—Interview w/Bob Caudle: Bass, Brown, Roberts, Youngblood
In rapid fire, all four babyfaces are tired of the interference by Ole and the crew. Times they say, are a changing.

“So long for now!”

TV Summary Index

Results for the week of 9/21-9/27 after the jump......

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Results for the week, 9/21-9/27 
(from Sports and Wrestling blog)

Mon., 9/21/81 Guelph, Ontario(TV)  (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood beat Kurt Von Hess & Frank Marconi
Sgt. Slaughter & Greg Valentine beat Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood

Mon., 9/21/81 Greenville, SC
Wahoo McDaniel & Ron Bass beat Roddy Piper & Abdullah The Butcher by DQ
Leroy Brown beat Austin Idol
The Grappler & Super Destroyer beat Don Kernodle & Paul Jones
Scott McGhee beat Tony Russo
Mike Davis beat Mike Miller

Tue., 9/22/81 Harrisonburg, VA
Franklin (WV) High School (Mulligan/Flair promotion)
featuring Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.

Tue., 9/22/81 Hamilton, ON (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff beat Johnny Weaver & Tony Parisi
Jay Youngblood vs. Alfred Hayes
Billy Red Lyons vs. Frankie Lane
Kurt Von Hess vs. Nick DeCarlo
Goldie Rogers vs. John Bonello

Tue., 9/22/81 Raleigh, NC
Wahoo McDaniel & Ron Bass beat Abdullah The Butcher & Roddy Piper by DQ
Terry Lathan beat Charlie Fulton
Ricky Harris beat Frank Monte
Siva Afi beat Ali Bey
The Grappler & Super Destroyer beat Paul Jones & Ron Ritchie

Tue., 9/22/81 Columbia, SC
Don Kernodle vs. Mike Miller
Jim Nelson vs. Steve Muslin
Mike Davis beat Ricky Harris
Jake Roberts beat Jacques Goulet
Austin Idol beat Mike Davis
Wahoo McDaniel & Leroy Brown beat Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff
Ivan Koloff won a 12-man battle royal

Thu., 9/24/81 Norfolk, VA
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel vs. Roddy Piper & Abdullah The Butcher in a falls count anywhere match
Ron Bass vs. Ivan Koloff
Ole Anderson vs. Ricky Steamboat
The Grappler & Super Destroyer vs. ?? & ??
plus other matches

Thu., 9/24/81 Spartanburg, SC
Johnny Weaver & Leroy Brown beat Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff
Paul Jones beat Austin Idol
Sweet Ebony Diamond beat Ricky Harris
Don Kernodle beat Mike Miller
Ron Ritchie beat Jim Nelson

Fri., 9/25/81 Winston-Salem, NC — Ernie Shore Field
Ivan Koloff vs. Ricky Steamboat
Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff vs. Johnny Weaver & Ron Bass
Roddy Piper vs. Sweet Ebony Diamond
Jacques Goulet vs. Dewey Robertson
Plus other matches

Fri., 9/25/81 Knoxville, TN (Mulligan/Flair promotion)
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. vs. John Studd
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. vs. Wayne Farris
Kevin Sullivan vs. Jay Strongbow
Terry Taylor vs. Crippler Canyon
Plus 3 other matches

Sat., 9/26/81 Cincinnati, OH
Scott McGee beat Ali Bey
Frank Monte beat Charlie Fulton
Jake Roberts beat Sgt. Jacques Goulet
Ricky Steamboat beat Austin Idol by DQ
Roddy Piper beat Jay Youngblood
Sweet Ebony Diamond & Leroy Brown beat Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff by DQ

Sun., 9/27/81 Wilmington, NC
Ricky Steamboat, Ron Bass & Leroy Brown vs. Ole Anderson, Roddy Piper & Ivan Koloff
Johnny Weaver vs. Chris Markoff
Plus other matches

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Please note: This summary and review was written by David Taub and does not necessarily represent the views of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway or its publishers or editors. It is for information purposes only and is published here with permission.

This material is not affiliated in any way with the WWE Network, WWE.com, or World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
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