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Mid-Atlantic TV: March 6, 1982

Mid-Atlantic Championship 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: 3/06/82
(taped 3/03/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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 Bob Caudle & Roddy Piper open the show. The Brisco Brothers are here, and Roddy Piper looks forward to meeting them. Speaking of which …

—Int. w/Caudle: Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Jerry compliments Piper. Piper asks Jack how he handles fear. Jack doesn’t fear anyone. Good work by Piper, but he had his back to the camera the whole time.

Match 1
Austin Idol d. Vinnie Valentino
Dave Hebner is the referee for the hour. Mostly Idol on the offense, save one brief flurry from Valentino. Lots of flexing and shimmying from Idol. He wins with the Las Vegas Leglock.

—Int. w/Caudle: Jake Roberts
Roberts talks about Slaughter and his Privates attack on Steamboat and Flair from 2/21/82 in Greensboro. We go to the clip, first seen last week. Caudle and Roberts narrate. As a refresher, after Flair defeated Steamboat, Slaughter and the Privates attacked Steamboat in the ring. Flair makes the save, but gets attacked himself, brutalized with a belt. Steamboat clears the ring with a chair, with Roberts and Stevens helping out. Steamboat carried a bloodied Flair to the back. Roberts is so good, before his creepy, demented heel interviews from Georgia/Mid-South and perfected in the WWF.


Match 2
David Patterson d. Rick Benefield
Most of the talk centers around Slaughter. Patterson, wrestling’s Gable Kaplan, wins with a side leg sweep. Maybe a Side Cuban Legsweep?

—local promos w/Big Bill Ward
Ward plugs the bumper sticker. Austin Idol says the Ann Arbor fans are begging for him. TV champ Ivan Koloff talks about potential contenders. He doesn’t care. But, Jimmy Valiant is crazy in the head. He’s not getting a title shot.


—Int. w/Caudle: Ray Stevens
Stevens compliments Roddy Piper. Then, the talk turns to last week’s brawl between Jimmy Valiant and Ole & Hansen & Koloff. We then go to the clip from last week. Back to the announce desk. Stevens is holding the mic. Where did Caudle go? Jimmy Valiant joins the set and says his piece.


—Int. w/Caudle: Ivan Koloff; Austin Idol; Sgt. Slaughter
Koloff yells about Valiant. He hints at challenging him to a chain match. Austin Idol is up next. Says the fans want to see him on TV. Idol is channeling his best Superstar Billy Graham. Sgt. Slaughter talks about a future match with Jerry Brisco. It doesn’t matter how many Privates he has, the Marines are one.

Caudle introduces the next match via magic blue screen.


Match 3
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Bill White & Mike Miller
Piper says he will point out every mistake the Briscos make. The brothers didn’t cut the ring in half, allowing a tag out. Mistake one. The Briscos tagging, he calls selfish. Piper says in two weeks he’ll be named the most important wrestler of 1981. Finally, a conclusion to that contest! Caudle reminds fans you have a week left to send in your cards. Austin Idol is spotted filming on the outside. More squabbling from Piper about the Briscos. Jack makes Miller submit to the figure four for the win. That’s the same finisher twice on the show.

—local promos w/Big Bill Ward

Another bumper sticker promo. Blackjack Mulligan Jr. and Jack Brisco are in. Audio is bleeding into this segment. I guess that happens when you’re market 17 out of 17. Pretty generic stuff from the two.


Match 4
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle d. Ron Ritchie & Tony Anthony
Caudle says the Privates won the Fayetteville tournament. Ole & Hansen won in Greensboro, as well as Atlanta. The Briscos won in Charlotte. All those results are legit (3/01, 2/07 & 2/28 and 2/14 respectively). Kernodle waylays Anthony with a loud chop. Nelson holds Anthony up and Kernodle comes off the top rope with a clothesline for the pin.

—Int. w/Caudle: Nelson & Kernodle
Kernodle starts yelling then walks away toward the camera and away from the mic. Caudle has to draw him back. The Privates ramble about all the babyfaces. Out comes Ricky Steamboat, wearing a suit. Steamboat stares them down, as the Privates back off. Steamboat laments losing a close friend of his, Don Kernodle. But, he gained Ric Flair back. Finally, a fired up babyface promo from Steamboat that has been missing for a while.

“So long for now!”

House show results after the jump...

Results for the week, 3/01/82-3/07/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 3/01/82 Greenville, SC
Abe Jacobs TLD Jeff Sword
Ron Ritchie beat Bill White
Carl Fergie & David Patterson beat Kelly Kiniski & Vinnie Valentino
Ray Stevens beat The Ninja by countout
Roddy Piper beat Bob Armstrong
Sgt. Slaughter beat Ricky Steamboat

Tue., 3/2/82 Randleman, NC — High School Gym
Chris Markoff lost to Ron Ritchie
Tony Russo lost to Abe Jacobs
Mike Miller lost to Mike Davis
The Ninja beat Terry Taylor
Roddy Piper & The Ninja lost to Ricky Steamboat & Ray Stevens

Wed., 3/3/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Austin Idol beat Vinnie Valentino
David Patterson beat Rick Benefield
Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Bill White & Bill Miller
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson beat Tony Anthony & Ron Ritchie

Thu., 3/4/82 Woodlawn, VA
Ron Ritchie vs. Jeff Sword
Vinnie Valentino vs. Doug Vines
Terry Taylor & Mike Davis vs. Pvt. Jim Nelson & Pvt. Don Kernodle
Johnny Weaver vs. Lord Alfred Hayes
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. vs. Sgt. Slaughter

Fri., 3/5/82 Charleston, SC
The Ninja beat Porkchop Cash by DQ
Velvet McIntyre won a battle royal to earn a shot at Woman's Champion Fabulous Moolah The battle royal also included Donna Christianello, Leilani Kai, Joyce Grable, Princess Victoria, and Wendi Richter
Fabulous Moolah defeated Velvet McIntyre
Carl Fergie beat Ron Ritchie

Fri., 3/5/82 Cincinnati, OH — Cincinnati Gardens
Kelly Kiniski beat Steve Sybert
Mike George beat Jeff Sword
Walter Johnson beat Mike Miller
Jake Roberts beat Pvt. Nelson
Ole Anderson beat Ray Stevens
Roddy Piper double countout with Bob Armstrong
U.S. title match: Tommy Rich beat Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] by DQ
Ricky Steamboat beat Austin Idol

Sat., 3/6/82 Florence, SC
Vinnie Valentino beat Steve Sybert
Mike George & Porkchop Cash beat David Patterson & Carl Fergie
Pvt. Nelson beat Kelly Kiniski
Porkchop Cash beat Austin Idol
Jake Roberts beat Sgt. Slaughter

Sat., 3/6/82 Bluefield, VA
Super Destroyer(Don Kernodle) vs. Jay Youngblood in a mask vs. loser leaves town match
Johnny Weaver vs. Alfred Hayes in a lumberjack match
Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant

Sun., 3/07/82 Roanoke, VA
Pretty Boy Fergie d. Vinnie Valentino
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson d. Terry Taylor & Tim Horner
Tommy Rich d. Ivan Koloff
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen
Dusty Rhodes d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

Sun., 3/7/82 Charlotte, NC
Jerry Brisco beat David Patterson
Jumbo Tsuruta DCO Tommy Rich
Alexi Smirnoff & Ivan Koloff beat Giant Baba & Tenryu by DQ
Mr. Onita beat Chavo Guerrero to win NWA World Junior Title
Dory Funk, Jr. draw Billy Robinson
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen beat Ray Stevens & Dusty Rhodes
Jack Brisco beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

Sun., 3/7/82 Toronto, Ontario (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Cadillac tournament, first round: Johnny Weaver beat Jay Youngblood by referee decision after a 10-mintue draw
Cadillac tournament, first round: Jesse Ventura Mike Rotundo (2:57) via pinfall
Cadillac tournament, first round: Blackjack Mulligan Jr. beat The Destroyer (9:10) by DQ
Cadillac tournament, first round: John Studd beat John Bonello (3:04)
Cadillac tournament, first round: Ricky Steamboat beat Adrian Adonis by DQ (8:16)
Cadillac tournament, first round: Roddy Piper beat Dino Bravo (8:46)
Cadillac tournament, first round: Austin Idol beat Jake Roberts (8:26)
Cadillac tournament, first round: Jimmy Valiant beat Tim Gerard (:52) via pinfall
Cadillac tournament, second round: Jesse Ventura beat Johnny Weaver (4:02)
Cadillac tournament, second round: Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. DCO with John Studd (12:27)
Cadillac tournament, second round: Ricky Steamboat beat Roddy Piper (12:27). Post-match, Piper attacked Steamboat, injuring to the point that he could not continue in the tournament.
Cadillac tournament, second round: Jimmy Valiant beat Austin Idol (2:16)
Cadillac tournament, final: Jimmy Valiant beat Jesse Ventura in tournament final to win Cadillac

Mon., 3/08/82 Greenville, SC
Mike George d. Bill White
David Patterson d. Keith Larson
Kelly Kiniski d. Mike Miller
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen d. Jack & Jerry Brisco
Ivan Koloff DDQ Jimmy Valiant
Dusty Rhodes d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ