Monday, May 20, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: November 14, 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: 11/14/81
(taped 11/11/81 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  TV Summary Index

We skip another week, Nov. 7, 1981. Results for them? Email me.

Bob Caudle & David Crockett introduce the show.
Sonny Fargo in the blue romper is the referee for the hour.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sandy Scott
The NWA representative says they are recruiting the top sport stars to join them.
Caudle introduces the next match via blue screen.


Match 1
Jay Youngblood d. Ricky Harris. 
Youngblood wins with the tomahawk chop to the head followed by a flying chop to the prone Harris.


— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter and Private Jim Nelson
Slaughter takes exception to Wahoo’s comments about himself and Piper last week. We go to a replay of Wahoo’s comments from last week with Bob Caudle. Sarge brings out a contract, challenging Wahoo to a title match.

Match 2
Non-title: Sgt. Slaughter [U.S. Champ] (w/Pvt. Jim Nelson) d. Ken Hall
It’s Slaughter with the win following the clothesline-cobra hold finish.

—Local promos w/Ken Conrad for 2/07/82 Roanoke
The Network airs a promo for 2/07/82 Roanoke. Wow, how far behind did this tape get bicycled? Nonetheless, this appears to be the tape from the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, WV market. Ken Conrad handles the mic. It’s Stevens & Mulligan Jr. vs. Choi Sun & The Ninja. Car vs. title: Valiant vs. Koloff. Koloff talks about his TV title vs. Valiant’s Cadillac match.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sandy Scott
Scott talks about upcoming tournaments for a Cadillac to draw the top talent in the country. A clip of Tommy Rich vs. Tony Russo from what looks like a Mid-Atlantic house show plays. Piper comes out, saying he would sell his grandmother. Ole, then Slaughter come out wanting the Cadillac. Scott then plays a clip of Angelo Mosca from the WWF taking on Steve King. “He looks like King Kong, fights like Faye Raye,” Piper says.
[CLIP] Park Center: Tommy Rich vs. Tony Russo
[CLIP] WWF: Angelo Mosca vs. Steve King


— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jay Youngblood, Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts
Youngblood, speaking a little slow and out of it, says he’s willing to sign Slaughter’s open contract (of course, he doesn’t). Steamboat & Roberts talk about all the tough competition coming into the Mid-Atlantic area. Steamboat wants Piper. Roberts calls Ole a snake in the grass, and he’ll mow him down.


Match 3
Jimmy Valiant d. Deke Rivers
The Network dub plays over the first part of the match. A quick match, with Valiant winning with the running elbow. Back to the overdub.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper
Piper is back, with his yellow shirt with the tiger in front and “I’m a Piper” in the back. Piper is tired of people calling him a coward. A clip plays from last week of Piper attacking Steamboat, who was in the middle of a match with a blue masked man. Piper says Steamboat hasn’t earned a Mid-Atlantic title shot. Steamboat is in the ring during the time. Awkward conclusion, as Piper leaves. Caudle is a deer in headlights, and Steamboat just leaves the ring.
[CLIP] Piper attacks Steamboat from last week

—Local promos w/Ken Conrad for 2/07/82 Roanoke
Youngblood & Stevens talk about Ninja & Choi Sun. Stevens says his opponent’s name sounds like a Chinese soup. Valiant is in to talk about his match against Ivan Koloff. Ric Flair defends the World title against Blackjack Mulligan Jr. Junior says he’s known Flair for a while. He has a lot of respect, but business is business.


Match 4
Jake Roberts & Rick Steamboat d. Super Destroyer & The Grappler by DQ
A back-and-forth main even struggle. Piper and Ole come to ringside cheering on the masked team. After minutes of working on Roberts, Steamboat gets the hot tag. As Steamboat makes the pin, Piper reaches in and we have a DQ. Piper and Steamboat go at it, as Roberts holds Ole at bay. Piper makes his escape.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ricky Steamboat & Jake Roberts
Steamboat is steamed at Piper. He plays the rest of the Steamboat vs. blue masked man tape. Naturally, Steamboat gets the pin. He calls Piper “Casper, the White Ghost.”

“So long for now!”

Mid-Atlantic TV Summary Index

Results for the week of 11/9 - 11/15/81 after the jump......

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Results for the week: 11/9-11/15/81
Mon., 11/09/81 Weldon, NC
Keith Larson d. Pvt. Jim Nelson
Vinnie Valentino d. El Toro
Nina d. Terry Latham
Jay Youngblood d. Austin Idol
Jake Roberts & Leroy Brown d. The Grappler & Super Destroyer
(Wrestling ‘82/Shedlock)

Tue., 11/10/81 Columbia, SC
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Leroy Brown
Jay Youngblood vs. Super Destroyer
Jake Roberts vs. The Grappler
The Ninja vs. Terry Lathan
Jim Nelson vs. Vinnie Valentino
Mike Davis vs. Ricky Harris

Tue., 11/10/81 Raleigh, NC
Ivan Koloff beat Ron Bass
Austin Idol beat Ricky Steamboat
Roddy Piper beat Jimmy Valiant by DQ
Buddy Landell & Scott McGhee beat Carl Fergie & Mike Miller
Don Kernodle beat El Toro
Tony Anthony beat Tony Russo

Thu., 11/12/81 Norfolk, VA
Ole & Gene Anderson vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jake Roberts
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Leroy Brown in a no DQ match
Nikolai Volkoff vs. Jimmy Valiant
The Ninja vs. ??

Fri., 11/13/81 Richmond, VA — Richmond Coliseum
Johnny Weaver & Buddy Landell beat Carl Fergie & Mike Miller
Don Kernodle beat Charlie Fulton
The Ninja beat Terry Latham
Austin Idol beat Ron Bass
Ole Anderson & Jim Nelson beat Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
Roddy Piper beat Wahoo McDaniel
Ricky Steamboat beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

Fri., 11/13/81 Charleston, SC
Ivan Koloff beat Leroy Brown
Super Destroyer & The Grappler beat Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff
Jim Nelson vs. Scott McGhee
Tony Anthony vs. Ali Bey
El Toro vs. Tony Russo

Sat., 11/14/81 Cincinnati, OH —Cincinnati Gardens
Jim Dalton draw Jeff Sword
Tim Horner beat Doug Vines
Jake Roberts & Jimmy Valiant beat The Grappler & Super Destroyer
Wahoo McDaniel beat Roddy Piper by DQ [McDaniel had to post $1,000 appearance bond]
Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship: Ricky Steamboat [ch.] d. Ivan Koloff
U.S. Heavyweight championship: Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] d. Leroy Brown

Sat., 11/14/81 Pilot Mountain, NC
Kris Markoff, Nikolai Volkoff & Alfred Hayes vs. Blackjack Mulligan, Jr., Paul Jones & Jay Youngblood
Austin Idol vs. Ron Bass
The Ninja vs. Scott McGhee
Ali Bey vs. Dennis Brown

Sat., 11/15/81 Asheville, NC
Vinnie Valentino d. Ricky Harris
Pvt. Jim Nelson d. Terry Latham
Michael Hayes d. Terry Gordy
Tommy Rich d. Roddy Piper
Black Jack Mulligan & Blackjack Mulligan Jr. d. Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff
Black Jack Mulligan d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

Sun., 11/15/81 Toronto, Ontario
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Harley Race
Andre The Giant DDQ Killer Kahn when both men hit the referee
Ron Bass beat Mike Miller
Johnny Weaver beat Charlie Fulton
Tony Parisi & Mike Davis beat Doug Vines & Izzy Slapowitz

Sun., 11/15/81 Greenville, SC (Special Sunday Card)
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Jr. beat Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff
Tommy Rich beat Roddy Piper
Michael Hayes beat Terry Gordy
Jim Nelson beat Terry Latham
Vinnie Valentino beat Ricky Harris

Sun., 11/15/81 Hampton, VA
Austin Idol beat Ricky Steamboat
Jimmy Valiant & Leroy Brown beat Super Destroyer & The Grappler
Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts beat Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff
The Ninja beat Tony Anthony
Buddy Landell beat Don Kernodle
Carl Fergie beat Keith Larson