Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: March 13, 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: 3/13/82
(taped 3/10/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  [How to watch this show on the WWE Network.]

Bob Caudle opens the show, with Ray Stevens and Johnny Weaver at the desk joining him. Weaver is such an underrated broadcaster.

—Int. w/Caudle: Jake Roberts
Roberts downs all heels, especially Sgt. Slaughter who has corrupted two young men. Gosh, Jake the Snake is such a goody-two shoes babyface here. Roberts issues a one-on-one challenge to Slaughter.


Match #1
NWA TV championship: Ron Ritchie d. Ivan Koloff [ch.] by DQ
Bill Alfonso is the referee for the hour, in the black and white ref stripes (a first for such attire on this MACW Network run). He’s best known for his time in the 1980s as the main referee in Florida, WCW and WWF in the early 1990s, before becoming the “Fonzie” character in 1995 ECW. Stevens & Weaver stick around for commentary. Weaver notes the bandage on Koloff’s head. Ritchie has moments on offense. Koloff is beating on his opponent in the corner. Alfonso tries to separate Koloff, but gets shoved for his troubles, and calls for the DQ.


Match #2
Jimmy Valiant d. Bill White
No intro, which my guess means the Network cut it.Valiant has “Kiss my” on the back of his tights and what appears to be “Macho Man” running along the sides. A longer than normal Valiant match. He’s about to finish White off with the elbow. Koloff runs upon the apron. Valiant knocks him down, then hits another elbow on White for the pin. In comes

—local promos w/Big Bill Ward for 5/05/82 Lansing
Ward plugs the Mid-Atlantic bumper sticker, then plugs a 5/05/82 card at the Lansing Civic Center. These promos aired on WIHT-TV (ch. 31) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Why Mid-Atlantic aired in Ann Arbor, why WIHT aired it (as opposed to Georgia Championship Wrestling), and why these promos survive and air on the network, I don’t know. According to Wikipedia, WIHT’s signal faced more toward western Michigan than eastward to Detroit. Roddy Piper is the guest and talks about his match against Dusty Rhodes. Another Piper classic. Educated guess: this card was part of Georgia Championship Wrestling’s northern tour, which featured Mid-Atlantic talent as well.


Match #3
Pretty Boy Fergie & David Patterson d. Terry Taylor & Tim Horner
David Crockett is on the mic with Caudle. Fortunately, Crockett quickly gives way to Roddy Piper. Lots of praise heaped upon Taylor. Caudle points out that Piper disappeared when Valiant was out, but came back when he was gone. Austin Idol is filming at ringside. Meanwhile, in the ring, it’s good back and forth action. Fergie pins Horner after a swinging neckbreaker.


—Int. w/Caudle: Ricky Steamboat, Jay Youngblood and Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
Youngblood acknowledges he’s been gone for a while, wrestling all over the country. He starts talking about Jimmy Valiant, and his battles against Piper. Mulligan also talks about Valiant. And, so does Steamboat. He also wants Sgt. Slaughter.


—Int. w/Caudle: Jake Roberts
Caudle and Roberts talk about the Brisco Brothers.
[TAPE]  Briscos defeat David Patterson & Bill White
from last week’s World Wide Wrestling. David Crockett, Ray Stevens and Johnny Weaver are on the mic. Idol is filming at ringside. Jerry submits White with the figure four.


— Local promo w/Big Bill Ward for 5/05/82 Lansing, MI
A bumper sticker promo (send a SASE to Jim Crockett Promotions, Inc. in Charlotte). Ward’s eyes are moving all over the place. No teleprompter in front of him?
The Lansing card: Michael Hayes vs. Ron Bass; Ole & Hansen vs. Bob Armstrong & Kevin Sullivan; Superstar vs Tommy Rich; Piper vs. Rhodes; Buzz Sawyer vs. Ray Stevens.
Stevens joins Ward to plug the show. He says he would buy a ticket if he wasn’t wrestling himself.


—Int. w/Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter
Slaughter says everyone is talking about him. He trash talks Jake Roberts.

Match #4
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen (w/Gene Anderson) d. Keith Larson & Don Gilbert
Just a beating by Ole & Hansen. Idol is still filming, and Caudle wonders if this might upset Ole. Hansen pins Larson after nearly decapitating him with the lariat.

—Int. w/Caudle: Ole Anderson, Gene Anderson & Stan Hansen; Austin Idol; Ivan Koloff
Ole says no one will beat them. He especially wants Roberts and Valiant. We go to a clip of Valiant brawling with Hansen. Ole warns Valiant. Hansen takes his turn trash talking Valiant. He calls rock and roll “Yankee music.” Idol is up next, saying people are still complaining about his filming. But, it will lead him to the World title. Koloff is in, complaining about Valiant. There’s no way he’ll win the TV title

So long for now.

Results for the week, 3/08/82-3/14/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Tue., 3/9/82 Christiansburg, VA

Wed., 3/10/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Jimmy Valiant vs. Bill White
David Patterson & Carl Fergie beat Terry Taylor & Tim Horner
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen beat ?? & ?? via pinfall

Fri., 3/12/82 Charleston, SC
Kelly Kiniski d. Mike Miller
Jay Youngblood & Johnny Weaver d. Carl Fergie & David Patterson
Porkchop Cash vs. The Ninja in a no DQ match
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. & Jimmy Valiant d. John Studd & Ivan Koloff

Fri., 3/12/82 Richmond, VA — Richmond Coliseum
Vinnie Valentino d. Steve Sybert
Mike Davis d. Jeff Sword
Ron Ritchie d. Bill White
Mike George & Jake Roberts d. Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Roddy Piper & Stan Hansen d. Leroy Brown & Ray Stevens
U.S. championship: Jack Brisco d. Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] by DQ
Ricky Steamboat d. Austin Idol

Sat., 3/13/82 Greensboro, NC
Tony Anthony d. Bill White
David Patterson d. Tim Horner
Johnny Weaver d. Pretty Boy Fergie
Jake Roberts & Jerry Brisco d. Big John Studd & Austin Idol
Jack Brisco d. Roddy Piper by DQ
Ole Anderson & San Hansen d. Dusty Rhodes & Ray Stevens by DQ
Rick Steamboat d. Sgt. Slaughter