Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: April 3, 1982

Mid-Atlantic Championship 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 Follow @TaubGVWire

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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 4/03/82
(taped 3/31/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  [How to watch this show on the WWE Network.]

Bob Caudle welcomes us to the show, joined by NWA representative Sandy Scott.
Scott gives a progress report on the World tag team tournament. Buddy Rose & Rick Oliver are in from the northwest. Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson are in. Adonis & Ventura from the New York area. Graham & Steve Keirn from Florida. Wahoo McDaniel & Don Muraco. Angelo Mosca & Killer Khan. Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen. Tenyru & Tsuruta.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter
Slaughter comes out, and he wants the World Heavyweight championship. He’s run Wahoo out of town. He’s run Steamboat out of town. He will run Ric Flair out of town.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco
Jack Brisco stops by before his match. There’s a lot of competition, mainly Sgt. Slaughter. But it’s easy to have confidence when you have stooges. Brisco throws out a challenge.


Match 1
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Steve Sybert & Mike Miller
Sonny Fargo, with red romper and black belt, is the referee for the hour. Scott remains on commentary. Terry Taylor joins in too. Says Briscos helped break him in wrestling. Jack makes Miller submit to the Figure-Four.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
The Briscos say their goal is to win the World tag team championship.

Match 2
Tim Horner d. Tony Russo
Jack Brisco sticks around on commentary. Brisco says Slaughter is a tough man, but also has those stooges around him. Horner wins reverses a sunset flip into a roll up for the win.


Match 3
Jake Roberts d. Bill White
Jack Brisco sticks around on the mic. They talk about Flair & The Briscos vs. Andersons & Hansen, and also Roddy Piper. Roberts wins with the knee lift.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jake Roberts; Blackjack Mulligan Jr.
Roberts mentions the tag team tournament, and Slaughter. He criticizes Sarge’s techniques. Mulligan also has words for Slaughter.

Match 4
Terry Taylor d. Rick Benfield
Brisco talks about working out with Taylor. Sandy Scott joins the mic as well. Taylor wins with the abdominal stretch into a roll up. Caudle and Brisco just call it “the stretch.”

—local promo w/Big Bill Ward
Ward introduces Mike Rotunda. This is for the Ann Arbor market. Let’s just say Rotunda is really, really green on the mic here. Watch his eyes. He has no clue what camera to look at. Rotunda talks about his Syracuse background and hopes to wrestle in Ann Arbor.


Match 5
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen (w/Gene Anderson) d. Ron Ritchie & Tony Anthony
More talk with Brisco about upcoming six-man tags. All Ole & Hansen. Anthony is the unlucky one, losing to Hansen via lariat.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ole & Hansen & Gene Anderson; Sgt. Slaughter; Ivan Koloff
Ole is perturbed by Jack Brisco. Ole says he has no chance against he & Hansen. Ole gives Brisco a warning. Brisco has a brief verbal comeback. Slaughter says he proves he can bite off what he can chew. Has threatening words for Flair and reads a newspaper clip that he pinned Flair. Koloff is in complaining about Valiant, noting that the “Boogie Woogie Man” is in his head.

“So long for now.”

Results for the week, 3/29/82-4/04/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 3/29/82 Greenville, SC
Bob Armstrong beat Roddy Piper in an Indian strap match
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff with Ole Anderson & Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. as special referees
Ole Anderson beat Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
Carl Fergie & David Patterson beat Mike George & Kelly Kiniski
Mike Davis beat Steve Sybert

Wed., 3/31/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Ivan Koloff beat Vinnie Valentino
Jimmy Valiant beat Steve Sybert
David Patterson beat Keith Larson
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat Mike Miller
Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Carl Fergie & Tony Russo

Fri., 4/2/82 Charleston, SC
Tony Anthony beat Jeff Sword
Kelly Kiniski beat Chris Markoff
Judy Martin beat Princess Victoria
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Porkchop Cash & Mike George
Sgt. Slaughter double DQ Jake Roberts

Sat., 4/3/82 Greensboro, NC
Ric Flair, Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Stan Hansen, Ole & Gene Anderson

Sun., 4/4/82 Asheville, NC
Ole Anderson, Stan Hansen & Sgt. Slaughter beat Ric Flair, Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. & Ray Stevens
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper
Jerry Brisco beat Bill White
Ron Ritchie beat Tony Russo
Terry Taylor beat Keith Larson

Sun., 4/4/82 Charlotte, NC
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Paul Jones beat Gene Anderson by DQ
Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Carl Fergie & David Patterson
Jake Roberts beat Lord Al Hayes
Mike George beat Mike Miller
Kelly Kiniski beat Steve Sybert

Sun., 4/4/82 Toronto, Ontario
Tony Rocco beat Tito Senza
Johnny Weaver beat Jeff Sword
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson draw Tony Parisi & Jay Youngblood
Blackjack Mulligan beat The Ninja
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff by DQ
Angelo Mosca beat Tarzan Tyler