Thursday, August 22, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: January 30, 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: 1/30/82
(taped 1/27/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  [How to watch this show on the WWE Network.]

Bob Caudle & David Crockett are joined by Sandy Scott, with the World tag team title belts on the desk. The title started in 1975 with the Andersons winning in San Francisco. We go to a clip of the Andersons back in the Raleigh studio days taking on Gary Young & Hubert Gallant.
Caudle & Crockett preview the hour. Lots of tag teams.
Caudle introduces the next match via blue screen.


Match 1
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. d. Mike Miller & Jeff Sword
A maroon-clad Sonny Fargo is the referee for the hour. Piper joins Caudle on commentary. He talks about the Armstrongs, as the strength of father-son teams. Piper refers to Junior as Barry and wants to interview him. An impressive flying head scissors from Senior. Piper still won’t reveal his tag team partner. Junior pins Sword after a flying forearm.

—Int. w/Caudle: Sandy Scott
They go to a clip from Florida of Eddie Graham, the chairman of the tournament, chatting with Gordon Solie. Graham puts over the tournament, and its worldwide scope. Graham says Ole took a new partner to defend the title, but was a day late. Huh? Graham says he is excited. Solie brings up the finals could take place anywhere.
Back to Caudle and Scott who wrap up the segment.


—Int. w/Caudle: Ray Stevens
We now go back to Florida and Gordon Solie, for comments from the Brisco Brothers. Jerry talks about the worldwide scope. Lots of mention about the tournament will be east and west. Jerry namedrops wrestlers who may be in the tournament. Jack talks about going after the title with is brother.
Stevens puts over the Briscos, full-blooded Indians from Oklahoma. We go back to Championship Wrestling from Florida, for a full match.

Match 2:
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. John Davidson & Rick Davidson
Buddy Colt is the referee, Bruce Tharpe is the ring announcer, and of course Gordon Solie is behind the mic. Tharpe joins Solie at the desk and notes this is two brother tag teams against each other. They mention a Feb. 24 charity card in Key West. While Jack has the figure-four on one Davidson, the other tries to come in. Jack hooks on the inside cradle on him and gets the pin.
A final comment from Stevens on the Briscos.

—Int. w/Caudle: Doug Vines & Jeff Sword
This is probably the generic interview in place of local promos. Sword say they are entering the tournament. They’ve shared apartments, and nearly says they’ve shared women. A very understated interview.


Match 3:
Ivan Koloff & Austin Idol d. Don Gilbert & Keith Larson
Who needs Ric Flair when you have Austin Idol? Caudle ask if the Briscos shake up Piper? Piper ignores the question. Crockett is still on headset. He congratulates Piper for getting the votes in who contributed the most in 1981. But, Steamboat is in the lead. Don’t worry, you can still send your cards and letters. Koloff pins Gilbert after driving his knee into the back of his head into the mat.

[Break] (no dub on the music, old-school style!)

—Int. w/Caudle: Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.; Jay Youngblood & Ricky Steamboat
The Mulligans talk about the tag team tournament. Steamboat & Youngblood are out next. Steamboat, clean shaven (he had been sporting a mustache as of late), says he has a World title shot against Ric Flair coming up, thanks to being voted #1 by the fans. Youngblood looks forward to future tournaments.
Caudle with the magic blue screen intro.


Match 4:
Johnny Weaver & Don Kernodle d. Steve Sybert & Jim Nelson
Interesting that Nelson isn’t introduced as “Pvt. Nelson.” Ray Stevens is the commentator for this one. No Piper. Caudle announces Ric Flair will be in studio next week. Slaughter comes to ringside mid-match. Kernodle gets the pin with a power slam on Sybert.
Caudle throws to a clip from AWA TV, of Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura. Rodger Kent is on the mic. Caudle promises we’ll see this entire match next week.

—Int. w/Caudle: Don Gilbert & Keith Larson
This is in lieu of the local promos. Larson then Gilbert talk about the tag team tournament.


Match 5:
Jay Youngblood & Ricky Steamboat d. Doug Vines & Bill White
Stevens remains on the mic. Caudle reminds us Youngblood & Steamboat are former champs. Flair will be here next week. Steamboat bodypresses Youngblood onto Vines for the pin.

—Int. w/Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Jim Nelson; Roddy Piper; Ivan Koloff; Austin Idol
Slaughter, with Nelson in the background holding the U.S. title belt, complains about Weaver. He says he will enter the tag team tournament. Piper says he will reveal his tag team partner when he wants to. He will make Abdullah the Butcher look like Shirley Temple. He is 6’ 7”. Ivan Koloff jumps in, saying “who are you calling stupid?” Piper says not him. Koloff says he will put his TV title aside, as he looks for a partner. Idol closes the show with his rapport, saying he won’t reveal his partner either.

“So long for now!”

Results for the week after the jump......
Results for the week, 1/25/82-1/31/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 1/25/82 Greenville, SC
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Ole Anderson beat Leroy Brown
The Ninja(sub for Terry Gordy) & Austin Idol beat Michael Hayes & Ray Stevens
Terry Taylor beat Mike Miller
Pvt. Nelson beat Tim Horner

Tue., 1/26/82 Columbia, SC
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
Tommy Rich vs. Masked Superstar
Ox Baker vs. Jake Roberts in a loser leaves town match
Steve Sybert vs. Vinnie Valentino
Mike Miller vs. Mike Davis

Tue., 1/26/82 Raleigh, NC
Terry Taylor d. Bill White
Pvt. Nelson d. Buddy Landell
The Ninja d. Jay Youngblood
Johnny Weaver d. Lord Alfred Hayes by CO
Jimmy Valiant & Leroy Brown d. Roddy Piper & Austin Idol in a Texas tornado match
Ray Stevens d. Ivan Koloff by DQ
(Wrestling ‘82/Shedlock)

1/27/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Black Jack Mulligan, Sr. & Jr. vs. Jeff Sword & Mike Miller
Ivan Koloff & Austin Idol vs. Keith Larson & Don Gilbert
Jim Nelson & Steve Sybert vs. Johnny Weaver & Don Kernodle
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Doug Vines & Bill White

Thu., 1/28/82 Sumter, SC
Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant
Jake Roberts vs. Austin Idol
Jay Youngblood & Don Kernodle vs. Carl Fergie & Eddie Mansfield
Johnny Weaver vs. Lord Alfred Hayes
Mike Davis vs. Bill White

Thu., 1/28/82 Norfolk, VA
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Jr. beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Nelson
Ray Stevens beat The Ninja by DQ in a bounty match
Roddy Piper double DQ Bob Armstrong
Buddy Landell beat Mike Miller
Porkchop Cash beat Steve Sybert
Terry Taylor beat Chris Markoff

Fri., 1/29/82 Charleston, SC
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat John Studd in a match with 2 referees
Jake Roberts beat Jim Nelson
Porkchop Cash & Jay Youngblood beat Ox Baker & Carl Fergie to win NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Title
Don Kernodle beat Mike Miller
Plus 2 other matches

Fri., 1/29/82 Richmond, VA
Ricky Steamboat vs. Roddy Piper
Blackjack Mulligan vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Masked Superstar vs. Ole Anderson
Austin Idol & Ivan Koloff vs. Ray Stevens & Jimmy Valiant
Plus other matches

Sun., 1/31/82 Toronto, ON (Card cancelled due to snow)
Cadillac Tournament
Scheduled participants: Jay Youngblood, Johnny Weaver, Jimmy Valiant, Mr Fuji,
Jesse Ventura, Adrian Adonis, Sgt Slaughter, Dino Bravo, Ricky Steamboat, Pvt.
Nelson, Roddy Piper, John Bonello, Chris Markoff

Sun., 1/31/82 Asheville, NC
Buddy Landell d. Mike Miller
Ninja d. Don Kernodle
Porkchop Cash & Terry Taylor d. Carl Fergie & Ox Baker
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. d. Ox Baker
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Ray Stevens d. Ole Anderson & Terry Gordy (some have this as Ole & Gene Anderson)
Ivan Koloff d. Jake Roberts in a TV title vs. Cadillac match