Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV - October 17, 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: 10/17/81
(taped 10/14/81 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed. TV Summary Index

We jump ahead three weeks on the Network, missing the 10/03/81 and 10/10/81 episodes. Do you have access to them? Results for them? Email me.

Bob Caudle & David Crockett open the show. We’ll see a music video of Jimmy Valiant, plus new U.S. champion Sgt. Slaughter.

—Interview w/Bob Caudle: Jake Roberts & Jay Youngblood
Jake challenges Ole to find a partner. He name-drops Gene, challenging him to come out of retirement. Jake notes the World tag team title hasn’t been defended in 60 days. Youngblood wants Piper, and of course, here comes the Hot Rod.
“I don’t know you, you little squaw!” Piper yells. Youngblood remains clam. Piper wants a death match. Crockett reminds Piper a regular match has been signed and that won’t change. Piper leaves, and Youngblood notes Abdullah isn’t around anymore.

Caudle plays a snippet of a Jimmy Valiant video, with the Network overdub of the theme song.


Back from break, and we have the full Jimmy Valiant video, originally produced in Memphis. The Network overdubs a piano jazz music, that they will use for all Valiant matches. Action of Jimmy, plus seeing him emerge from a limo.

Match 1
Jimmy Valiant d. Jim Nelson

And here, he is, Jim Valiant. Stu Schwartz, with the green polo and red pants is the referee for the hour. 
Jimmy has “FM 100 Means Music” on the back of tights. According to match listings, Jimmy was in Mid-Atlantic as a heel, but clearly a face here. Longer than the usual Jimmy TV match. Valiant wins with the elbow. Quick edit to the break, probably because of the original music.


Match 2
Jay Youngblood -time limit draw- Roddy Piper
Hot Rod wears a red shirt, with “Hot Rod” in a crisscross design in the front, and his name in the back. Youngblood, of course, is defending the honor of fellow Indian, Wahoo McDaniel. Good wrestling earlier on. Youngblood chops Roddy’s chest, in what have been right in front of the microphone, because it was the loudest chop I ever heard.
Piper gets busted open at his hair line.

— Local promos w/Les Thatcher for 10/21/81 Roncerverte, WV

These were taped from the studio in Knoxville of Mulligan/Flair’s Championship Wrestling. I guess this tape survived from the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, WV market. Could be Roanoke too. I know that Mid-Atlantic and Mulligan/Flair had a close relationship, with Mulligan/Flair booking Mid-Atlantic wrestlers, and vice versa. Anyway, Thatcher talks to Blackjack Mulligan Jr. about his match vs. Kevin Sullivan. Junior is dressed like a truck driver. Johnny Weaver & Paul Jones are there to talk about their main event against Kris Markoff & Nikolai Volkoff.


Match 3
Kabuki d. Charlie Fulton
Kabuki is in full, well kabuki gear. Robes, helmet, sword, face shield, everything. Tommy Young is the ringside attendant collecting everything. Kabuki has “Pogo” on the side of his tights. Caudle on Kabuki’s facepaint: “It’s painted like some Japanese warrior, David.” Maybe like Kabuki? After about four chops, Kabuki gets the win.


— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Wahoo McDaniel; Jake Roberts
Wahoo, sans headdress, says he’s going to get Piper. He also owes Abdullah. Jake the Snake joins Caudle. Roberts says it’s 59 days since Gene & Ole last defended the World tag title. Mentions something about defending them in St. Louis.

Blue screen intro for the next match. Network sound edit for Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. The old bumper theme bleeds in.


Match 4
Jake Roberts & Bad Bad Leroy Brown d. Ricky Harris & Ali Bey
Most of the commentary continues to rave over the Youngblood-Piper match. New U.S. champion Slaughter is up next. Brown pins Harris following a slam and big splash.

— Local promos w/Les Thatcher for 10/21/81 Roncerverte, WV
Izzy Slapowitz talks about the Syndicate being in town. I believe that is Doug Vines & Jeff Sword. Kevin Sullivan talks about his match against Blackjack Mulligan Jr. Relatively low-key. Lord Alfred Hayes steps in with Kris Markoff & Nikolai Volkoff. They have championship belts draped over their shoulders. Assuming it is the Mid-Atlantic tag team title. Hayes is a classic. “I could have been in Paris, London, Rome, even on the French Riviera. But I am going to be in Roncerverte, where they quaff beer.”


Match 5
Sgt. Slaughter [U.S. Champion] d. Frank Monte [Non-title match]
I think Monte, Jake Roberts and David Patterson were in a competition for “If Alex Trebek were a pro wrestler, he’d look like me.” All Sarge. Wins with the cobra hold. Sarge sings as he finishes off his opponent.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter; Ivan Koloff; Ole Anderson
Sarge says he told you so about winning the championship. Does his drill instructor bit. He challenges Leroy Brown and Flair. Koloff complains about Ricky Steamboat. Ole comes in and shakes Ivan’s hand. Ole says he can’t defend his tag title, because he doesn’t have a tag partner. But, when the time comes, he will.

“So long for now!”

TV Summary Index

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

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Results, 10/12-10/18/81
(Sports and Wrestling message board)

Mon., 10/12/81 Greenville, SC
Ivan Koloff beat Ricky Steamboat in match where NWA Mid Atlantic Title was held up
Sgt. Slaughter beat Sweet Ebony Diamond
The Grappler & Super Destroyer beat Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
Vinnie Valentino beat Jim Nelson
Buddy Landell beat Charlie Fulton

Tue., 10/13/81 Raleigh, NC
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Sweet Ebony Diamond
Ricky Steamboat beat Ivan Koloff by DQ
Tony Anthony beat Charlie Fulton
Ricky Harris beat Ron Ritchie
Buddy Landell beat Tony Anthony
Johnny Weaver beat Alfred Hayes

Tue., 10/13/81 Columbia, SC
Wahoo McDaniel beat Roddy Piper
The Grappler & Super Destroyer beat Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts
Mike Davis beat Mike Miller
Terry Latham beat Ali Bey
Tony Rossi beat Vinnie Valentino

Thu., 10/15/81 Spartanburg, SC
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ole Anderson
Johnny Weaver beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Jay Youngblood beat Roddy Piper
Super Destroyer & The Grappler beat Jake Roberts & Sweet Ebony Diamond
Tony Anthony beat Charlie Fulton
Mike Davis beat Ricky Harris

Fri., 10/16/81 Charleston, SC
Jake Roberts & Sweet Ebony Diamond vs. The Grappler & Super Destroyer in a Texas tornado match
Ron Bass vs. Austin Idol
Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff vs. Terry Lathan & Ron Ritchie
Vinnie Valentino vs. Jim Nelson
Charlie Fulton vs. Buddy Landell

Fri., 10/16/81 Cincinnati OH — Cincinnati Gardens
Wahoo McDaniel vs. Roddy Piper
Mike Davis beat Jacques Goulet
Rick Harris beat Tony Anthony
Leroy Brown & Jay Youngblood beat Ivan Koloff & Greg Valentine
Sgt. Slaughter beat Johnny Weaver
Jay Youngblood beat Roddy Piper
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ole Anderson [Wrestling ‘81/Shedlock notes Piper was at ringside for the bout, and slugged a fan]

Fri., 10/16/81 Knoxville, TN (Mulligan/Flair promotion)
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Jr. & Jay Strongbow vs. Wayne Farris, Kevin Sullivan & Bobby Eaton
Les Thornton beat Jerry Brisco to win NWA World Junior Title
Rick Connors vs. Ron Wright
Terry Taylor & Jim Dalton vs. Doug Vines & Jeff Sword
Tim Horner vs. Mike Fever

Sat., 10/17/81 Buffalo, NY (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Frankie Laine beat John Bonello
Billy Red Lyons beat Goldie Rogers
Greg Valentine beat Steve Bolus
Sgt. Slaughter beat Jay Youngblood
Leroy Brown beat Ivan Koloff
Roddy Piper NC Wahoo McDaniel
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ole Anderson in a strap match

Sat., 10/17/81 Hendersonville, NC
The Grappler & Super Destroyer vs. Johnny Weaver & Jake Roberts
Ron Bass vs. Austin Idol
Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff vs. Paul Jones & Sweet Ebony Diamond
El Toro vs. Ron Ritchie
Mike Miller vs. Mike Davis

Sun., 10/18/81 Toronto, ON (matinee) (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Angelo Mosca beat John Studd(14:19) by DQ
Bad Leroy Brown & Tony Parisi beat Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff(20:36)
Roddy Piper DCO with Wahoo McDaniel(9:19)
Sgt. Slaughter beat Sweet Ebony Diamond(10:51)
Killer Kahn beat Jay Youngblood(7:19)
Greg Valentine beat Frankie Laine(6:10)
Steve Bolus beat Goldie Rogers

Sun., 10/18/81 Charlotte, NC (night)
Wahoo McDaniel beat Roddy Piper in a Texas Death Match
Sgt. Slaughter DCO with Ricky Steamboat
Jake Roberts double DQ Greg Valentine
Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff beat Sweet Ebony Diamond & Leroy Brown
Ali Bey beat Frank Monte
Buddy Landell beat Tony Russo
Vinnie Valentino beat Mike Miller

Sun., 10/18/81 Salem, VA
Jeff Sword & Doug Vines beat Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Jr.
Austin Idol vs. Paul Jones
Johnny Weaver & Terry Taylor vs. Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff
Plus 3 other matches

Sun., 10/18/81 Roanoke, VA
Kevin Sullivan double DQ Jay Strongbow
Doug Vines & Jeff Sword beat Blackjack Mulligan Sr. &  Jr.
Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff beat Johnny Weaver & Terry Taylor
Paul Jones beat Gene Anderson by DQ
Rick Connors beat Tim Horner by DQ
Keith Larson beat Mike Fever
Izzy Slapowitz beat Dennis Brown

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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.

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