Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: February 6, 1982

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: 2/06/82
(taped 2/03/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  [How to watch this show on the WWE Network.]

Bob Caudle & David Crockett welcome us to the show. Caudle has the Augusta green jacket special on again.

Jimmy Valiant joins in, as the overdub plays on. Valiant rambles, mostly about Ivan Koloff.
NWA representative Sandy Scott comes in, says the World tag team tournament is growing. Crockett namedrops the wrestlers on the show today.

Match 1
Ivan Koloff & Austin Idol d. Vinnie Valentino & Don Gilbert
David Hebner is the referee for the hour. Idol is in red this week. Third week in a row with a different color scheme. Caudle & Crockett continue to talk about possible combinations entering the tournaments. Idol pins Valentino after a backbreaker over his knee.


—Int. w/Caudle: Rick Steamboat
Steamboat throws to a Flair vs. Youngblood match that took place on that week’s World Wide Wrestling. Stevens and Piper on commentary arguing. Rick Landrum is also on the mic. Main event all over the country. Well, at least in the Mid-Atlantic territory.  Quality match, and we get most of it, as the bell rings to signal a draw. Flair, who has been wreslting as the heel, wants to keep going. Steamboat immediately separates them. Jake Roberts, Terry Taylor and Vinnie Valentino also jump in the ring.

Back to Caudle and Steamboat. He says Tommy Rich is also a top contender. Steamboat looks like he is wearing a Chevy hat.


—Int. w/Caudle: Ric Flair

Amazing, that this is Flair’s first appearance on the Network. I hope he dropped by Mid-Atlantic during those weeks not included on the Network. Flair says this belt means a million dollars. He talks about his match versus Youngblood, saying he never heard the bell to end the match. Slightly heel interview. Caudle throws to a match with Tommy Rich, the same clip taped in November from Charlotte Park Center against Tony Russo.

After a couple minutes of silence, Flair starts narrating. Says he has acquaintances, not friends. Back to Caudle and Flair, and concludes with “diamonds are forever.”

—local promos w/Big Bill Ward.
This is not on the Network, but the WWE Classics on Demand version is still floating around. Bill Ward says wrestling is coming soon to Ann Arbor. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen join Ward. They say they are the greatest. Hey, Hansen confuses the Silverdome and Superdome too. It seems that Hogan copied him decades later.


Match 2
Pvt. Jim Nelson d. Blackjack Mulligan Jr. by DQ
Slaughter comes to ringside to watch the match. Crockett says at one point “Junior needs a new name. He’s his own man.” Nelson is in control for much of the match. He applies the Cobra, but Mulligan is able to get out of it with an arm drag. Mulligan slings Nelson towards the ropes, and he goes over, triggering an automatic DQ. Caudle thinks it was unintentional. Mulligan challenges Slaughter to get in the ring. Slaughter feigns he will, but backs off.

—Int. w/Caudle: Blackjack Mulligan Jr.
Despite Caudle believing Mulligan is out of breath, he gets his words in without huffing and puffing. He challenges Slaughter to get in the ring.


—Int. w/Caudle: Roddy Piper; Sgt. Slaughter; Koloff & Idol
Piper, holding his Mid-Atlantic championship belt and in his tights, talks about the $25,000 tag tournament prize. Slaughter, holding his U.S. championship belt, rambles about Mulligan. Idol & Koloff (holding his NWA TV championship belt) talk about the tag tournament.
Caudle introduces the next match via blue screen.


Match 3
Jake Roberts d. Buck Brannigan
Ray Stevens joins Caudle. He talks about the Roberts & Jay Youngblood team. Stevens talks about teaming with Pat Patterson. Roberts wins with the knee lift. Where did the DDT go?

—local promos w/Big Bill Ward.
This is not on the Network, but the WWE Classics on Demand version is still floating around. Ward says wrestling is coming soon to Ann Arbor. Porkchop Cash is on, holding his Mid-Atlantic tag team championship belt. He lets us know that Youngblood is his partner. Porkchop recites a familiar rhyme (“man with the power … too sweet to be sour.”). Blackjack Mulligan Jr. is next. He’s lived in Minnesota, so he knows what Michigan weather is like, but he’s never wrestled in Michigan.


—Int. w/Caudle: Vinnie Valentino & Don Gilbert
Gilbert gets one line in about the tag team title.

Match 4
Handicap match: Roddy Piper d. Keith Larson & Tony Anthony
Piper has a partner (who is briefly seen, but not named, but it appears to be Rick Benfield), but Piper says he’s going to do it by himself, and it’s a handicap match. Anthony gets some shots in, but Piper uses wrestling and brawling to get the win. Piper pins Larson after a back suplex.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper
Piper, in his yellow/green trunks, says he doesn’t need a partner. He is a genius. He still won’t reveal his partner in the tournament. He’s obsessed about the $25,000 prize. When RP talks, people listen.

“So long for now!”

House show results for the week after the jump.

Results for the week, 2/01/82-2/07/82  
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 2/1/82 Greenville, SC
Ricky Steamboat beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
Austin Idol beat Don Kernodle(sub for Michael Hayes)
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat Pvt. Nelson
Mike Davis & Don Kernodle beat Carl Fergie & Bill White

Tue., 2/2/82 Raleigh, NC — Raleigh Civic Center
U.S. Heavyweight championship: Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. beat Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] by DQ
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat John Studd
Mike Davis beat Steve Sybert
Terry Taylor beat Jim Nelson
Jay Youngblood beat The Ninja
Jake Roberts & Ray Stevens beat Bill White & Carl Fergie [White sub for Eddy Mansfield]

Tue., 2/2/82 Columbia, SC
NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Ole Anderson

Wed., 2/3/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Ivan Koloff & Austin Idol vs. Don Gilbert & Vinnie Valentino
NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Jay Youngblood
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. vs. Jim Nelson
Jake Roberts vs. Buck Brannigan
Roddy Piper & Rick Benfield vs. Keith Larson & Tony Anthony

Fri., 2/5/82 Charleston, SC
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat John Studd
Jake Roberts beat Pvt. Nelson
Terry Taylor beat Bill White
Don Kernodle beat Steve Sybert
Porkchop Cash & Jay Youngblood beat Carl Fergie & David Patterson

Fri., 2/5/82 Knoxville, TN (Mulligan/Flair promotion)
Tommy Rich vs. Masked Superstar
Roddy Piper vs. Michael Hayes
Blackjack Mulligan & Johnny Weaver vs. Kevin Sullivan & Alfred Hayes
Buddy Landell vs. Jeff Sword
plus 2 other matches

Sat., 2/6/82 Cincinnati, OH
Jackie Lakin d. Tony Russo
Terry Taylor d. Mike Miller
Jake Roberts & Jay Youngblood d. Jeff Sword & Doug Vines
Ricky Steamboat d. Roddy Piper by DQ
NWA TV championship vs. the Cadillac: Ivan Koloff [ch.] DCO Jimmy Valiant
NWA World Champion Ric Flair d. Big John Studd
(Wrestling ‘82/Shedlcok)

Sat., 2/6/82 Spartanburg, SC
Ray Stevens & Porkchop Cash beat Gene Anderson & The Ninja
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat Austin Idol by DQ
Carl Fergie & David Patterson beat Mike Davis & Don Kernodle
Tim Horner beat Steve Sybert

Sun., 2/7/82 Greensboro, NC 
Ricky Steamboat beat NWA World Champion Ric Flair by DQ
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), final:
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), first round: Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Terry Taylor & Tim Horner
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), first round: Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson beat Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), first round: Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Weaver beat Ivan Koloff & Austin Idol by DQ
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), first round: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen beat Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), semifinal: Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson beat Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), semifinal: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen beat Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Weaver
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), final: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen beat Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson in tournament final