Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: December 12, 1981
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling
on the WWE Network
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
TV Summaries & Reviews
by David Taub
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 12/12/81
(taped 12/03/81 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed. 

Bob Caudle & David Crockett preview the hour.

— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter and Pvt. Jim Nelson
Slaughter lays out the $1,000 Cobra Clutch challenge. Nelson performs some pushups.
Caudle goes to the magic blue screen to intro the next match.


A red romper wearing Sonny Fargo is the referee for the hour.

Match 1
Ricky Steamboat d. Charlie Fulton

Sandy Scott joins Caudle & Crockett to talk about Slaughter’s challenge and all the talent coming in. Steamboat wins with a move Caudle calls the “Surfboard” (think Steamboat/Flair from Clash

[Break] The old bumper music bleeds through.

Match 2
NWA TV title: Ivan Koloff [ch.] d. Jim Grey
No sweat for Koloff. Gray suffers a bloody nose. Koloff wins with a top-rope knee drop.


— Local promo w/Ken Conrad for 2/20/82 Roanoke
Must be the Beckley market tapes again. Conrad tells us in Roanoke, The Ninja, Austin Idol, Piper, Koloff, Porkchop Cash, Jay Youngblood, Ray Stevens and Jimmy Valiant. He also plugs a 2/16/82 Marion, VA card. It’s Stevens & Weaver vs. our next guests, Gene Anderson & Ninja. Gene does the talking, wanting revenge on Stevens. Then, we get Piper for his match vs. Steamboat. “I scare Flair” he says, running down all the people he’s run off. Another Piper classic, going nuts, voice cracking up and down.


Crockett & Caudle talk about Ray Stevens at the desk, about how Ole & Piper said they couldn’t trust him. Somehow, this must be a Network edit, because they didn’t talk about him on this show. We go to a clip from that week’s World Wide Wrestling, of Steamboat wrestling Mike Prater. Piper comes to ringside and attacks Steamboat right after the match. Steamboat fends off Piper, until Ole joins the attack. Then, Stevens makes the save.

Match 3
Ray Stevens d. Mike Prater
Fresh off the replay, Prater is the opponent again, and just gets annihilated. Stevens has the World tag team belt with him. Stevens in under a minute, with the piledriver.


— Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ray Stevens
Stevens, with the title belt, says he enjoys hurting people. His word is his bond. He doesn’t care who he tags with, name dropping both babyfaces and heels. But, he doesn’t like Ole sacrificing people, especially his own brother. But, he won’t do it to Ray Stevens.

Match 4
Jimmy Valliant d. Mike Miller
Network overdub of the piano-jazz music that drowns out the first part of the match. Crockett blushes about the message on Valiant’s tights “Kiss My” to the point he won’t even say it. Another short match, a Valiant win by elbow, and the Network overdub announces the call of the replay.

— Local promo w/Ken Conrad for 2/20/82 Roanoke
We get comments from Johnny Weaver on his tag match (Weaver & Stevens vs. Ninja & Gene Anderson). Then, Steamboat mocks Piper.


Match 5
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Nelson d. Tony Anthony & Larry Hamilton
Jay Youngblood joins the announce desk, and challenges Slaughter to a Cobra Clutch challenge. Slaughter leaves the apron to chat with Youngblood, before rejoining. Youngblood still talking tough.
After the match, Slaughter and Youngblood jaw at each other. Slaughter is hemming and hawing over letting Youngblood accept the Cobra Clutch challenge. Slaughter would rather give someone more worthy a chance, like Davis or Larson. Sandy Scott comes out and forces Slaughter to accept Youngblood, by threatening to “strip him of everything.”
Ole joins the mic. But, Slaughter stalls out, and we are out of time.
“So long for now!”

Results for the week after the jump!

Results for the week, 12/07/81-12/13/81

Mon., 12/07/81 Greenville, SC
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts beat Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff by DQ
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. draw John Studd
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
Tony Anthony beat Tony Russo
Buddy Landell beat Charlie Fulton
Vinnie Valentino beat Mike Miller

Tue, 12/8/81 Raleigh, NC
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. beat John Studd
Leroy Brown beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Jimmy Valiant & Jay Youngblood beat Austin Idol & Super Destroyer
Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson
Buddy Landell beat Chris Markoff
Tony Anthony beat Pvt. Nelson
Don Kernodle beat Vinnie Valentino

Tue., 12/08/81 Columbia, SC
Charlie Fulton d. Keith Larson
Mike Davis d. Mike Miller
Ninja d. Blackjack Mulligan Jr.
Ox Baker & Carl Fergie d. Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
Ivan Koloff d. Ron Bass
Ricky Steamboat d. Roddy Piper by DQ

12/09/81 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. & Jake Roberts beat Charlie Fulton & Chris Markoff via pinfall
The Ninja beat Mike Davis via pinfall
Terry Taylor beat Mike Miller via pinfall
Jimmy Valiant beat Tony Russo via pinfall
Billy Robinson beat Don Kernodle via pinfall
Ox Baker & Carl Fergie beat Keith Larson & Jay Youngblood via pinfall

12/10/81 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. & Jake Roberts vs. Mike Miller & Charlie Fulton via pinfall
Billy Robinson beat Tony Anthony via pinfall
Ivan Koloff beat Keith Larsen via pinfall
Terry Taylor beat Tony Russo via pinfall
Ox Baker & Carl Fergie beat Vinnie Valentino & Don Kernodle

Thu., 12/10/81 Hampton, VA
John Studd beat Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.

Thu., 12/10/81 Harrisonburg, VA
Doug Vines & Jeff Sword vs. Tim Horner & Jim Dalton
Rick Connors vs. Denny Brown
Ray Candy vs. Ron Sexton
John Studd vs. Blackjack Mulligan
Roddy Piper vs. Ricky Steamboat

Fri., 12/11/81 Richmond, VA
Jake Roberts beat Jim Nelson
Jimmy Valiant beat Chris Markoff
Sgt. Slaughter beat Paul Jones
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr.  beat John Studd
Roddy Piper & Ivan Koloff beat Jay Youngblood & Ricky Steamboat in a Texas tornado match
Ivan Koloff vs. Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ole Anderson

Fri., 12/11/81 Charleston, SC
Leroy Brown & Ron Bass vs. Ox Baker & Carl Fergie
Super Destroyer vs. Terry Taylor in a hair vs. mask match
The Ninja vs. Buddy Landell
Mike Miller vs. Mike Davis
Charlie Fulton vs. Tony Anthony

12/12/81 Hampton, VA
Sgt. Slaughter(sub for Ivan Koloff) beat Ricky Steamboat
Sgt. Slaughter beat Blackjack Mulligan, Sr.
John Studd beat Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
Jim Nelson beat Mike Davis
The Ninja beat Don Kernodle
Ox Baker & Carl Fergie beat Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Weaver

Sat., 12/12/81 Spartanburg, SC
Leroy Brown beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Gene Anderson beat Jay Youngblood
Jake Roberts & Paul Jones beat Chris Markoff & The Bounty Hunter
Ron Bass beat Mike Miller
Buddy Landell beat Charlie Fulton
Vinnie Valentino beat Keith Larson

Sun., 12/13/81 Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. beat John Studd in a cage match
Ricky Steamboat & Ray Stevens beat Roddy Piper & Ole Anderson
Sgt Slaughter beat Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. in title vs. Cadillac match
Jake Roberts beat Ivan Koloff
The Ninja beat Ron Bass
Paul Jones beat Mike Miller
Jim Nelson beat Don Kernodle

Sun., 12/13/81 Savannah, GA — Savannah Civic Center (3p)
Charlie Fulton vs. Buddy Landell
Mike Davis vs. Tony Russo
Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood vs. Jim Duggan & Carl Fergie
U.S. Heavyweight championship: Sgt. Slaughter vs. Mr. Wresting II
NWA World Heavyweight championship: Ric Flair vs. Ole Anderson