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Mid-Altantic TV: February 27, 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: 2/27/82
(taped 2/24/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  [How to watch this show on the WWE Network.]

Bob Caudle & Roddy Piper open the show. Sgt. Slaughter joins in, saying he should be the World Heavyweight champion. He’ll play a tape later.


Match 1
Terry Taylor d. David Patterson
Sonny Fargo, in a red uniform and white belt, is the referee for the hour. It took me a while to place Patterson. He looks like if early 1980s Alex Trebek stepped in the ring and had a body. Can you figure out who Patterson is? [Spoiler: he’ll have an interview in a few weeks, which finally makes it obvious]. Caudle mentions other wrestlers are upset with Austin Idol’s ringside filming. Idol is ringside here. Taylor nails Patterson with the flying forearm, places Patterson in an abdominal stretch, and rolls to the mat for a pin combo.


Match 2
Pvt. Jim Nelson & Pvt. Don Kernodle (w/Sgt. Slaughter) d. Mike Davis & Vinnie Valentino
Idol is filming and has a brief conversation with Slaughter. Piper praises the coaching Slaughter has given his Privates. Kerndole holds up Davis and Nelson comes off the top rope with a left-armed clothesline and makes the cover.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter
Slaughter talks about making a challenge prior to a recent Flair vs. Steamboat match to the winner. He says both men disrespected him. We go to a film clip from Feb. 21 in Greensboro. The Flair/Steamboat match just ended. Slaughter and his Privates jump Steamboat. Flair makes the save. Then, the heels turn their attention to Flair. Slaughter says it’s just him beating Flair. Slaughter whips Flair in the head with his military belt. Steamboat clears the ring with a chair. Steamboat, then, carries a bloodied Flair to the locker room.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson
This is the segment in lieu of a local promo. Kernodle says just call them Pvt. Nelson and Pvt. Kernodle, don’t use their first name. Kernodle lays some verbal smack upon Flair and Steamboat. Nelson is in a fighting mood, and challenges anyone to fight them. Kernodle shakes Piper’s hand. Kernodle insists they are their own men.


—Int. w/Roddy Piper: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen
Piper takes over the mic. Hansen has a simplistic “Pro-Wrestling” t-shirt. Just as the interview gets started, the Network overdub of Jimmy Valiant’s music drowns everything out. Ole looks annoyed as Valiant comes hopping and bopping on the set. Valiant grabs the mic and dances. A punch by Ole, and it’s on. The battles spills into the ring, where Ivan Koloff is waiting for his match vs. Tony Anthony. Valiant holds his own against three men. Blackjack Mulligan Jr. and Ray Stevens (in a three-piece suit) come in to help their friend.

Valiant returns to Caudle, and thanks Mulligan and “The Crippla’” for helping him.

Match 3a:
NWA TV title: Ivan Koloff [ch.] -no match- Tony Anthony
The Koloff-Anthony match just gets cancelled and we move into the next match.

Match 3b:
Mike George d. Mike Miller
Piper disappears, so David Crockett joins Caudle. Idol continues to film, as Caudle notes he’s taking flak for it. George wins with the shoulder breaker.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ray Stevens & Jake Roberts & Blackjack Mulligan Jr.
Stevens talks about the melee with Valiant and Ole earlier, then Slaughter and his Privates attacking Flair/Steamboat. Roberts joins in, saying this is too much. He doesn’t know what happened with Kernodle. Mulligan, in a pink shirt and gray vest-coat warns Slaughter.
Caudle introduces the next match via magic blue screen


Match 4
Ron Ritchie d. Bill White
Crockett is still there. This is a slow-paced match. Enough time for Caudle & Crockett to brag about one hour of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling is the most action packed anywhere. The conservation continues with the 1981 contest, why Koloff didn’t wrestle in the hour, and maybe a little about the match in the ring. White goes for a slam, Ritchie slips behind and rolls him up for the pin. Crockett just has to call him over.

—Int. w/David Crockett: Ron Ritchie
A blown-up Ritchie talks about Slaughter’s attack on Flair and Steamboat. Slaughter comes out and says Ritchie can’t talk to him like that. Ritchie walks off.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Kelly Kiniski & Don Gilbert
This may be in lieu of the local promos. Kiniski gives a gee whiz, I’m glad to wrestle such great competition interview. Gilbert welcomes Kiniski to Mid-Atlantic. Kinsiki has his Canada jacket on, by the way.


Match 5
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen (w/Gene Anderson) d. Kelly Kiniski & Don Gilbert
Idol talks to Caudle, about how he is not filming this time. He says it’s his right. He also claims to be the next World Heavyweight champion. Not a completely one-sided match, but close. Hansen pins Gilbert after nearly decapitating him with the clothesline.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen & Gene Anderson
Ole praises Hansen. They will be the greatest tag team. All three go nuts when Caudle mentions Jimmy Valiant’s names. It looks like Hansen said something he wasn’t supposed to, because the audio went momentarily silent. Ole mentions the Japs are coming to down, namely Baba. Idol wanders by for a cameo.

“So long for now!”

House show results for the week after the jump.

Results for the week, 2/22/82-2/28/82 
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 2/22/82 Greenville, SC
Ricky Steamboat beat Sgt. Slaughter
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen beat Ray Stevens & Jake Roberts
The Ninja beat Tony Anthony
Roddy Piper double countout with Bob Armstrong
Jim Nelson beat Vinnie Valentino
Kelly Kiniski beat Chris Markoff

Tue., 2/23/82 Hamilton, Ontario (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Johnny Weaver & Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. vs. Ivan Koloff & John Studd

Thu., 2/25/82 Elizabeth City, NC
12-man Battle royal
Austin Idol vs. Leroy Brown
Ricky Steamboat vs. Roddy Piper
Carl Fergie & David Patterson vs. Porkchop Cash & Mike Davis
Mike Miller vs. Keith Larson
Bill White vs. Vinnie Valentino

Thu., 2/25/82 Sumter, SC
Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant in a lumberjack match
Jay Youngblood & Ray Stevens vs. Gene Anderson & Ninja
John Studd vs. Mike George
Jeff Sword vs. Tim Horner
Doug Vines vs. Tony Anthony

Fri., 2/26/82 Richmond, VA
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), first round: Ray Stevens & Leroy Brown d. Austin Idol & Big John Studd by reverse decision
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), first round: Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Nelson d. Kelly Kiniski & Ron Ritchie
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), first round: Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), semifinal: Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Nelson d. Ray Stevens & Leroy Brown by DQ
NWA World tag team tournament (regional), final: Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Nelson d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Roddy Piper d. Ricky Steamboat in a lumberjack match
Jerry Brisco d. Priavte Nelson

Fri., 2/26/82 Charleston, SC
Tim Horner vs. Jeff Sword
Jay Youngblood & Terry Taylor vs. Carl Fergie & David Patterson
Porkchop Cash beat The Ninja (aka Mr. Pogo)
Ivan Koloff beat Jimmy Valiant
Johnny Weaver beat Lord Al Hayes in a Texas death, steel cage match

Sat., 2/27/82 Stafford, VA
Wrestling cancelled due to weather conditions

Sat., 2/27/82 Fredericksburg, VA
US Title: Sgt. Slaughter vs. Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant
plus a Lumberjack match and more

Sun., 2/28/82 Asheville, NC
Ricky Steamboat beat John Studd(sub for Ric Flair)
Roddy Piper & Austin Idol beat Ray Stevens & Bob Armstrong
Jake Roberts beat John Studd by DQ
The Ninja beat Terry Taylor
Carl Fergie beat Mike Davis
David Patterson beat Keith Larson