Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: January 9, 1982
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: 1/09/82
(taped 1/06/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Bob Caudle & David Crockett open the show, immediately joined by NWA representative Sandy Scott. Scott talks about the great new talent in the area, including former Rookie of the Year Terry Taylor.

Taylor joins Caudle and gives a brief “gee whiz great to be here” interview.

Sgt. Slaughter joins the desk, and says he wants the $1,000 he put up for the Cobra Clutch challenge back. The challenge is over. Scott informs him he can’t return his money because Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. and his attorneys filed an injunction. Scott dismisses Sarge, threatening to relieve him of his U.S. championship if he doesn’t. Scott also touches on the Andersons’ World tag team championship being in jeopardy as well.

Caudle introduces the next match via magic bluescreen.


Match 1
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. & Jake Roberts d. Doug Vines & Mike Miller.
Dave Hebner is the referee for the hour. Mulligan is in red tights this week. Slaughter and Scott stay at the announcer’s desk and bicker more about the future of Slaughter’s money. The best part is Crockett does not appear to be on the microphone. Mulligan wins with the bulldog on Vines, as Roberts cuts Miller with the knee lift.


Match 2
Billy Robinson (w/Lord Alfred Hayes) d. Keith Larson
Lord Alfred Hayes is Robinson’s new manager. This week, Robinson is called the British Heavyweight champion. Hayes joins the announce desk and corrects the announcers, he’s both the British European and British Commonwealth champ. Snooty heel Lord Hayes is fun. Technically, Hayes was a heel announcer in the WWF. He believes Billy Robinson is World champion material. Robinson destroys Larson, and finishes him with the inside back breaker.

—Int. w/David Crockett: Buddy Landel & Tony Anthony
This may the generic interview in place of the spot where local promos go in. A straight-laced interview with the underneath team. Landel says he’s trained with Jake Roberts. Both go over their strategy in their match later on vs. Ole & Ivan. Landel is wearing a Van Halen tour t-shirt.


Match 3
Jimmy Valiant d. Jeff Sword
No music or overdub, just a straight jump cut into the start of Valiant’s match. Ivan Koloff comes to the desk, and mumbles something about the TV belt. Valiant won the title on Jan. 2 from Ivan, but they haven’t acknowledged it. Valiant is wearing a purple outfit with “Purple Haze” on it. Sword has a Star of David on his tights. He was managed at the time by Izzy Slapowtiz in the Knoxville-based promotion. Valiant wins with the jumping elbow. Jump cut out instead of playing any music.


—Int. w/Caudle: Ray Stevens; Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. & Jake Roberts
Babyface assembly line interviews. Ray Stevens still challenges the Andersons to take back the World tag team belt. He said he surrendered the belt to Sandy Scott, as long as he promises to force the Andersons to defend the title. Mulligan & Roberts step in. Mulligan wants another Cobra Clutch challenge. Roberts says ’82 is theirs.
Magic blue screen intro for the next match.


Match 4:
Terry Taylor d. Bill White
Caudle introduces Taylor as the ’81 Rookie of the Year. Wasn’t it 1980 last week? Roddy Piper joins Caudle. Maybe Crockett is on a smoking break. Hope he stays there. Piper says he won’t wrestle on TV anymore, but he’ll share his knowledge on the mic (Yeah!). Piper praises Taylor in his heelish way. Taylor wins with a an abdominal stretch into a pinning combination. Another week, another finisher for Taylor.

—Int. w/Caudle: Pretty Boy Fergie & Ox Baker
Fergie says he’s not hiding behind Ox Baker. Fergie has a t-shirt that says “Pretty-Boy The Champ” and Baker has a pictogram t-shirt of a fist over a heart. The Mid-Atlantic tag team champs are wearing their belts. Baker complains that someone in the locker room is using the Pretty Boy’s comb. Baker likes to hurt people.


Match 5
Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff (w/Gene Anderson) d. Buddy Landel & Tony Anthony
Piper sticks around on commentary. He compares the Slaugher-Mulligan Jr. Cobra Clutch challenge to time running out on a football game. Sandy Scott comes out and says Stevens returned the title belt on a condition that the Andersons defend the title. Scott says the Andersons (or Anderson) has 30 days. Gene Anderson comes out in Ole & Ivan’s corner.

—Int. w/Caudle: Big John Studd; Sgt. Slaughter; Ole Anderson & Gene Anderson
Heel train interview time. Studd calls out the elder Blackjack Mulligan. Slaughter talks about the future Cobra Clutch challenges against Mulligan Jr. The Anderson Brothers are out, both holding their World tag title belt. Ole said Stevens gave up the belt because he was scared of him. Ole says he will pick another partner, as Gene is now an advisor.

“So long for now!”

House show results for the week after the jump  -->

Results, 1/04/82-1/10/82  
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 1/05/82 Raleigh, NC
Billy Robinson beat Johnny Weaver
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. beat John Studd by countout
Ricky Steamboat beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Tony Anthony beat Mike Miller
Buddy Landel & Mike Davis beat Jeff Sword & Doug Vines

Mon., 1/05/82 Columbia, SC
NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Ole Anderson in a Texas death match
The Ninja vs. Ray Stevens
Jake Roberts & Jay Youngblood vs. Ox Baker & Carl Fergie
Terry Taylor vs. Chris Markoff
Jim Nelson vs. Don Kernodle
Keith Larson vs. Tony Russo

Wed., 1/06/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. & Jake Roberts beat Doug Vines & Mike Miller via pinfall
Billy Robinson beat Keith Larson via pinfall
Jimmy Valiant beat Jeff Sword
Terry Taylor beat Bill White
Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff beat Tony Anthony & Buddy Landel

Thu., 1/07/82 Sumter, SC
Blackjack Mulligan vs. John Studd in a lights out match
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Ox Baker & Carl Fergie
Johnny Weaver vs. Billy Robinson
Terry Taylor vs. Mike Miller
Lord Alfred Hayes vs. Tony Anthony
Buddy Landel vs. Izzy Slapovitz

Fri., 1/08/82 Charleston, SC
John Studd beat Blackjack Mulligan in a Los Angeles showdown match
Mike Davis beat Jeff Sword
Buddy Landel beat Mike Miller
Terry Taylor beat The Ninja
Carl Fergie & Ox Baker beat Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts

Fri., 1/08/82 Cincinnati, OH — Cincinnati Garden
12-man battle royal to determine tournament pairings: last two: Ivan Koloff and Keith Larosn
Cadillac tournament, first round: Johnny Weaver beat Chris Markoff
Cadillac tournament, first round: Billy Robinson beat Tony Russo
Cadillac tournament, first round: Ricky Steamboat beat Private Nelson
Cadillac tournament, first round: Roddy Piper beat Don Kernodle
Cadillac tournament, first round: Jimmy Valiant beat Lord Alfred Hayes
Cadillac tournament, first round: Ivan Koloff beat Keith Larson
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ole Anderson in a Texas death match after three falls
Cadillac tournament, second round: Johnny Weaver beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Cadillac tournament, first round: Ivan Koloff double DQ Ricky Steamboat
(Valiant, Weaver byes)
Cadillac tournament, semifinal: Billy Robinson beat Johnny Weaver
(Valiant bye)
U.S. championship: Leroy Brown beat Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] by countout
Cadillac tournament, final: Jimmy Valiant beat Billy Robinson

Sun., 1/10/82 Asheville, NC
Ricky Steamboat beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Jake Roberts won a 15 man Cadillac Tournament that included Ray Stevens, Ole Anderson, John Studd, Blackjack Mulligan, Sr., Ox Baker, Jay Youngblood, Johnny Weaver, Carl Fergie, Billy Robinson, Jimmy Valiant, Don Kernodle, Terry Taylor, Blackjack Mulligan, Jr., Sgt. Slaughter & Ivan Koloff

Sun., 1/10/82 Charlotte, NC
Blackjack Mulligan beat John Studd in a steel cage match
Sgt. Slaughter beat Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
Ricky Steamboat & Ray Stevens beat Roddy Piper & Ole Anderson in a Texas tornado match
Jake Roberts beat Carl Fergie
The Ninja beat Vinnie Valentino
Pvt. Nelson beat Buddy Landel
Chris Markoff beat Mike Davis
Tony Anthony beat Mike Miller