Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: December 5, 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

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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 12/05/81
(taped 12/02/81 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed. 

Bob Caudle & David Crockett preview the hour.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sandy Scott
The NWA representative says Ole Anderson has taken Ray Stevens as a partner, and they will defend the World tag team title. He continues to talk about the Cadillac tournament. He keeps saying there will be one winner, even though all the cities on the tour are holding the tournament.

Tommy Young, in his green pullover, is the referee for the hour.

Match 1
Jake Roberts & Blackjack Mulligan Jr. d. Jerry Frator & Tony Russo.  
Mulligan Jr. pins Frator after a jumping knee drop.


— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Big John Studd
Studd is holding the Canadian championship. We get a replay of the incident between Studd and Mulligan, Jr. where Studd hits him in the head, from an earlier taping at Charlotte Park Center. Caudle nearly calls him Blackjack, which angers Studd.

Match 2
Big John Studd d. not Tim Horner
The wrestler is identified as Horner, but it’s clearly not. He is wearing blue tights with three stars in front. Anyone know who this guy is? Mystery man. Studd wins with the over the shoulder backbreaker. I believe that mystery guy is Jim (Jerry) Gray. Possibly Mike Prater. Hope someone can confirm.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sandy Scott
Scott presides over a contract signing between Mid-Atlantic champion Roddy Piper and Ricky Steamboat. An obnoxious Piper reluctantly signs. Steamboat, who brings out a big bag of fan mail, signs as well after Piper leaves the set.

Match 3
Pvt. Jim Nelson (w/Sgt. Slaughter) d. Tim Horner
Slaughter joins the announcing desk. Sandy Scott comes out, and so does Mulligan, which quiets Slaughter. Nelson wins with a clothesline

— Local promos w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter (live in WPCQ studio)
Caudle reminds us wrestling is on next week Sunday at midnight on WBTV in Charlotte. So, at least we know where this tape is from. He runs down the card for tonight in Charlotte, with a battle royal to determine the pairings of the Cadillac tournament, plus Slaughter vs. Mulligan Jr. for the U.S. title. Slaughter runs down both Mulligans. Ole and Piper are out, with Piper taking slight digs at Ole over the Cadillac.

Match 4
Jay Youngblood d. Jeff Sword
This is Sword’s, sporting the blonde flowing hair, first appearance. Youngblood wins with a leaping chop on a prone Sword.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Blackjack Mulligan Jr. & Jake Roberts
Mulligan wants the U.S. title and Slaughter. Roberts wants Ole. Black Jack Mulligan joins in. He says he had a friend who served with Slaughter in the Marines, and told him all Slaughter did was serve as a mess cook in Okinawa.

Caudle introduces the next match via magic blue screen.


Match 5
Ole Anderson & Ray Stevens (w/Gene Anderson) d. Paul Jones & Buddy Landel
No mention if this is a World tag team title match. Gene joins Caudle and says he and his brother are still champs. Caudle needles him about not defending the championship. The finish sees Ole ram Landel’s head into Ray Stevens’s head. Stevens is hot and starts going after Ole. Stevens then finishes off Landel with a back elbow for the pin. As Ole celebrates ringside holding both tag title belts, Stevens grabs one and takes into the ring with him. Stevens and Ole start yelling at each other, but Ole isn’t willing to go into the ring to retrieve the belt.

— Local promos w/Bob Caudle
More from tonight’s card in Charlotte. Paul Jones, Ricky Steamboat and Jake Roberts take turns talking about the Cadillac tournament. Mulligan Jr. joins in talking about his match against Slaughter.

Match 6
Carl Fergie d. Larry Hamilton
Caudle & Crockett remind fans about “Supreme Sacrifice” and the Andersons (famous angle from 1975), and how Stevens isn’t an Anderson. Fergie gets the win with a leaping elbow, followed by a neckbreaker.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ray Stevens

Stevens runs down the Andersons. He isn’t Ole’s brother, he doesn’t want to be. No one is going to sacrifice him. Wow, classic fired up Stevens. Way better than most of his 1980s stuff in Mid-Atlantic, WWF or AWA.

“So long for now!”

Arena Results for the week after the jump.

Results for the week 11/30/81-12/06/81

Mon., 11/30/81 Toronto, ON — Maple Leaf Gardens (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Leroy Brown beat John Studd by DQ
Ricky Steamboat & Ron Bass beat Greg Valentine & Ivan Koloff
Johnny Weaver beat Alfred Hayes by countout
Jay Youngblood beat Ricky Harris
Tony Parisi beat Frank Marconi
Steve Bolus beat Tim Gerard

Tue., 12/1/81 Columbia, SC
Blackjack Mulligan vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Johnny Weaver vs. The Ninja
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. vs. Jim Nelson
Mike Miller vs. Tony Anthony
Leroy Brown & Jimmy Valiant vs. Axe Duggan & Carl Fergie

Tue., 12/1/81 Raleigh, NC
Ivan Koloff beat Ron Bass
Ricky Steamboat beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Mike Davis beat Charlie Fulton
Buddy Landell beat Ricky Harris
Don Kernodle beat Nikolai Volkoff
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts beat Austin Idol & Super Destroyer

Wed., 12/2/81 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. & Jake Roberts beat Tony Russo & Mike Prater via pinfall
John Studd beat ??
Jim Nelson beat Tim Horner
Jay Youngblood beat Jeff Sword via pinfall
Ole Anderson & Ray Stevens beat Paul Jones & Buddy Landell via pinfall
Carl Fergie beat Larry Hamilton via pinfall

Thu., 12/3/81 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Ricky Steamboat beat Charlie Fulton
Ivan Koloff beat Jim Gray
Ray Stevens beat Mike Prater
Jimmy Valiant beat ??
Sgt. Slaughter & Jim Nelson vs. ?? & ??

Fri., 12/04/81 Charleston, SC
Jake Roberts vs. Gene Anderson in a loser leaves town match
Leroy Brown & Ron Bass vs. Austin Idol & Super Destroyer
The Ninja vs. Mike Davis
Charlie Fulton vs. Buddy Landell
Vinnie Valentino vs. Mike Miller

Fri., 12/04/81 Lynchburg, VA
Tony Anthony d. Rick Harris
Jim Nelson d. Don Kernodle
Paul Jones & Jay Youngblood d. Kris Markoff & Carl Fergie
Johnny Weaver d. Lod Al Hayes by DQ
Ricky Steamboat DDQ Roddy Piper
Jimmy Valiant d. Ivan Koloff

Sat., 12/5/81 Cincinnati, OH
Don Kernodle beat Ricky Harris
Jim Nelson beat Keith Larson
Jake Roberts & Paul Jones beat Chris Markoff & Alfred Hayes
Jimmy Valiant beat Super Destroyer
Leroy Brown beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Ricky Steamboat beat Roddy Piper

Sat., 12/5/81 Buffalo, NY
Ivan Koloff beat Ron Bass
Blackjack Mulligan Sr. & Jr. beat Ole & Gene Anderson
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ray Stevens
Plus 3 other matches

Sun., 12/6/81 Roanoke, VA
Leroy Brown vs. Ivan Koloff
Johnny Weaver vs. Alfred Hayes in a Texas death match
1982 Cadillac tournament featuring Blackjack Mulligan, Ron Bass, Jay Youngblood, Jimmy Valiant, The Ninja, Leroy Brown, Ivan Koloff and others

Sun., 12/6/81 Asheville, NC
Sgt. Slaughter beat Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
Tommy Rich beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Ricky Steamboat beat Greg Valentine
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts beat Ole Anderson & Super Destroyer
Pvt. Nelson beat Keith Larson
Don Kernodle beat Ricky Harris

Sun., 12/6/81 Charlotte, NC
Cadillac battle royal including Ole Anderson, Roddy Piper, Paul Jones, Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.

This Mid-Atlantic Summary and these arena results were written and compiled by David Taub.