Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: November 28, 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: 11/28/81
(taped 11/25/81 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  [Watch this Episode on the WWE Network.]
TV Summary Index

We skip another week, Nov. 21, 1981. Results for them? Email me.

Bob Caudle & David Crockett preview the hour.
Caudle introduces the opener on the magic blue screen.

Match 1
Jake Roberts & Black Jack Mulligan d. Nikolai Volkoff & Charlie Fulton
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour.
Mulligan is back on Mid-Atlantic TV. Nikolai wears his water polo-like helmet. No Lord Alfred Hayes. Volkoff gets his shots in. Mulligan has the claw on Fulton, but stops when Nikolai interferes.
Roberts handles him and Black Jack (two words this time) pins Fulton after a bodyslam.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Black Jack Mulligan
Lots of references to his ranch. Mulligan apologizes for being out of shape, but enjoys teaming with Jake Roberts.

[TAPE] Caudle goes to a clip from World Wide Wrestling, where Rich Landrum is speaking with NWA representative Sandy Scott. This must be from the 11/14/81 show. Same interview as the 11/14/81 Mid-Atlantic show. Scott says they are competing for the best athletes in the world. So, they will hold a Cadillac tournament. Slaughter comes out, wanting the Cadillac.

[CLIP] Now we cut to a clip of Tommy Rich vs. Tony Russo.
Same seen on this show two weeks ago. Piper now comes out, and he and Slaughter interact while voicing over the Rich clip. A clip within a clip within a clip. Kind of confusing.

[CLIP] Now, we go to a clip of Angelo Mosca wrestling Steve King, in the same WWF clip.

Finally, back to Black Jack, who wraps up the interview.
[CLIP] They play a clip of a confrontation between Big John Studd and Blackjack Mulligan Jr.


— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter
Slaughter says he’s through with Wahoo McDaniel. But, he agrees to pay him $1,000 if he can break out of his cobra hold. He brags about his training of Pvt. Jim Nelson

Match 2
Private Jim Nelson d. Keith Larson
Slaughter stays for commentary. Caudle defends Wahoo, as we cut to an inset of Slaughter. When Nelson gets himself in trouble, Slaughter leaves for ringside. He returns when Nelson resumes the offense. The topic turns to Black Jack Mulligan. Once again, Slaughter temporarily strolls to ringside.
Nelson hits the Cobra Clutch on Larson. He eventually finishes him with a pin.


— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ricky Steamboat
Steamboat carries a DASH bag, which is Delta Airlines Special Handling. It is full of cards and letters to petition for a rematch against Roddy Piper.

Caudle with the magic blue screen intro for the next match.


Match 3
Ninja (w/Jim Holiday) d. Vinnie Valentino
Holiday drops by the announcing desk talking about a magazine saying Ninja is a rising star. More talk about Steamboat’s quest for a rematch. He wins with a headbutt from the second rope.


Match 4
Roddy Piper & Ole Anderson d. Don Kernodle & Tony Anthony
Caudle & Crockett mention Ray Steven and Billy Robinson are coming in soon. They reference Gene Anderson’s injury. He’s not wrestling but accompanying Ole to ringside. A decision will have to be made on the World tag team title soon. 10 cents if you can guess what body part Ole works. Anthony submits to a tight-looking arm bar.
Ole and Piper continue to beat on Anthony. Steamboat and Roberts make the save.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ricky Steamboat & Jake Roberts
Steamboat and Roberts are angry about what just happened.

“So long for now!”

Epilogue: There’s a chance this is the 11/21/81 episode. No references either way to Thanksgiving.

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Mid-Atlantic TV Summary Index

Results for the week of 11/23 - 11/29/81 after the jump......

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Results for the week, 11/23/81-11/29/81

Tue., 11/24/81 Columbia, SC
Jim Nelson d. Mike Davis
Carl Fergie d. Vinnie Valentino
Johnny Weaver d. The Ninja by DQ
Leroy Brown & Jimmy Valiant d. The Grappler & Super Destroyer
Sgt. Slaughter d. Wahoo McDaniel
(Wrestling ‘82/Shedlock)

Tue., 11/24/81 Raleigh, NC
Ron Bass beat Rick Harris
Buddy Landell beat Charlie Fulton
Don Kernodle beat Tony Russo
Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff beat Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
Ricky Steamboat no contest with Roddy Piper
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ivan Koloff by DQ

Wed., 11/25/81 Charlotte, NC(TV) — WPQC-TV studio

Thu., 11/26/81 Norfolk, VA
Wahoo McDaniel vs. Sgt Slaughter
Roddy Piper vs. Ricky Steamboat
Ole Anderson vs. Jake Roberts
Cadillac tournament featuring Jimmy Valiant, Ron Bass, Jay Youngblood, Leroy Brown, Jake Roberts, Roddy Piper, Ole Anderson and others

Thu., 11/26/81 Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum
Carl Fergie d. Mike Davis
Sgt. Slaughter won a 14-man battle royal
First round: Jake Roberts d. Mike Davis
First round: Ivan Koloff d. Keith Larson
First round: Blackjack Mulligan Jr. d. Carl Fergie
First round: Roddy Piper DDQ Rick Steamboat
First round: Angelo Mosca d. Buddy Landel
First round: Greg Valentine d. Tony Anthony
First round: Sgt. Slaughter d. Johnny Weaver
Semifinal: Ivan Koloff d. Jake Roberts
Semifinal: Blackjack Mulligan Jr. d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Semifinal: Greg Valentine DDQ Angelo Mosca
Final: Blackjack Mulligan Jr. d. Ivan Koloff to win the Cadillac tournament
Blackjack Mulligan NC John Studd (17:00)
NWA World Champion Ric Flair d. Ole Anderson( 26:00) in a cage match
(from Wrestling ‘82/Shedlock; however Sports and Wrestling blog has Slaughter beating Roberts in the tournament final)

Fri., 11/27/81 Appalachia, VA
Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood beat Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff to win NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Title

Fri., 11/27/81 Richmond, VA
Vinnie Valentino d. Mike Miller
Keith Larson d. Tony Russo
Buddy Landel d. Charlie Fulton
Don Kernodle d. Ninja by DQ
Blackjack Mulligan Jr. d. Ricky Harris
Roddy Piper DCO Ricky Steamboat
Blackjack Mulligan Jr. (sub for Wahoo McDaniel) d. Ivan Koloff
Blackjack Mulligan NC John Studd
Ole Anderson & Greg Valentine d. Ric Flair & Paul Jones

Fri., 11/27/81 Charleston, SC
Jake Roberts vs. Gene Anderson
Leroy Brown & Jimmy Valiant vs. The Grappler & Austin Idol
Super Destroyer vs. Ron Bass
Jim Nelson vs. Mike Davis
Tony Anthony vs. Carl Fergie

Sat., 11/28/81 Knoxville, TN(TV)

Sun., 11/29/81 Savannah, GA — Savannah Civic Center (3p)
Cadillac vs. mask: Ivan Koloff vs. Mr. Wrestling II
Masked Superstar vs. Tommy Rich
Mid-Atlantic tag team title: Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff vs. Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood (Lord Al Hayes handcuffed to Leroy Brown)
The Ninja vs. Steve O
Plus other matches

Sun., 11/29/81 Charlotte, NC
Don Kernodle beat Mike Miller
Paul Jones beat The Angel
Buddy Landell & Ron Bass beat Ricky Harris & Carl Fergie
Ole Anderson & Roddy Piper beat Jake Roberts & Ricky Steamboat
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. beat John Studd
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ray Stevens

Sun., 11/29/81 Greenville, SC
Vinnie Valentino d. Tony Anthony
Ray Stevens TLD Paul Jones
Jake Roberts d. Super Destroyer
Ricky Steamboat d. Roddy Piper
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Jr. d. Sgt. Slaughter & John Studd
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ole Anderson in a cage match