Monday, October 14, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: March 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: 3/27/82
(taped 3/24/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  [How to watch this show on the WWE Network.]

Bob Caudle opens the show, joined by NWA representative Sandy Scott.
Scott says the NWA World tag team tournament is wrapping up. Scott also fines Slaughter $500 for last week’s attack on TV against Jake Roberts. Scott says Ric Flair is returning to the area soon, and Caudle and Scott talk about the Flair vs. Slaughter feud.

Taped comments from the Mid-Atlantic studio from Flair. He has a blue/yellow plaid jacket and sunglasses. Flair talks about Ole jumping him in New Orleans. Flair wants tag or six-man against Ole, Slaughter and Piper. He says he can team with Steamboat, Jake Roberts and Jay Youngblood. Flair vows revenge. Woo!

Sgt. Slaughter joins Caudle and Scott at the desk. He ridicules Flair for not being their live. Slaughter says his fine is worth it and promises more. Scott warns him he risks being stripped of the United States championship.

Match 1
Jake Roberts & Blackjack Mulligan Jr. d. Pretty Boy Fergie & Mike Miller.
Sonny Fargo is the referee for this, and all matches this hour (in a mustard yellow shirt/pants combo and a big black belt). Scott sticks around for commentary. Austin Idol is back out filming the match, but Scott says its legal. Caudle notes its upsetting other wrestlers. Roberts finishes off Miller with the running knee lift.

— Interview w/Bob Caudle: Blackjack Mulligan Jr. & Jake Roberts
Mulligan talks about Slaughter, and he has his eyes on him. He also complains about Idol. Roberts joins in (presumably after catching his breath) and echoes his partner’s words.


Caudle introduces a video of Jimmy Valiant, his arrival at the airport (on a Delta), interspersed with some Memphis highlights. He is greeted by fans, who then ride away in motorcycles (Valiant is wearing a king’s crown, maybe this is Memphis after all). [WWE edit on Valiant’s music]

Match 2
Jimmy Valiant d. Bill White
The WWE Network overdub drowns out everything else. Valiant presents Caudle a white rose before the match. Short match ended by an elbow drop and dancing. “Lay Down Sally” is the message on his trunks.


Match 3
Ron Ritchie -time limit draw- David Patterson
Scott still at the mic with Caudle. Talk about the NWA tag tournament, Slaughter’s fine, and some about the ongoing match. We get the bell at 10-minues, no winner. It is a draw.

— Interview w/Bob Caudle: Austin Idol; Ivan Koloff; Ole Anderson & Sgt. Slaughter
Caudle asks him about filming ringside. Idol says people are jealous of him. Ivan Koloff comes in, wondering why Jimmy Valiant hasn’t been suspended for eye gouging and roughhousing. Ole Anderson & Sgt. Slaughter come in, putting the badmouth on Flair, Roberts and Steamboat.


Match 4
Jack Brisco d. Steve Sybert
Caudle introduces the match from the magic blue screen and gets a little lost. Roddy Piper walks out in the middle of the match, joining the commentary and offers faux praise. Brisco wins after a few minutes with a Figure Four Leglock submission.


Match 5
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle d. Mike George & Tony Anthony
Caudle introduces the team as “Sgt. Slaughter’s Privates.” Insert your juvenile humor joke. It seems as if the small push for Mike George is over, although he was protected. Slaughter offers comments with Caudle & Scott. The Privates win with the two-man clothesline on Anthony as Kernodle makes the pin. Slaughter enters the ring, and Mike George goes after him.

Sarge and the Privates triple team George, before Jake Roberts comes after him. A melee breaks out with Jack Brisco and Blackjack Mulligan Jr. joining in as well.

— Interview w/Bob Caudle: Jake Roberts & Jack Brisco & Blackjack Mulligan Jr.
Roberts says they’ll stick their nose in Sarge’s business when “things don’t look kosher to us.” Brisco and Mulligan echo Roberts sentiments.

“So long for now.”

Results for the week, 3/22/82-3/28/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 3/22/82 Greenville, SC
Bob Armstrong beat Roddy Piper by countout
Ray Stevens & Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff & John Studd
Ole Anderson draw Jay Youngblood
Les Thornton draw Terry Taylor
Kelly Kiniski beat Jeff Sword
Bill White beat Ken Timbs

Tue., 3/23/82 Columbia, SC
Tony Anthony d. Chris Markoff
Terry Taylor d. Jeff Sword
Les Thornton d. Ron Ritchie
Mike George d. Ken Timbs
Ricky Steamboat & Ray Stevens & Leroy Brown d. Roddy Piper & Austin Idol & Big John Studd

Thu., 3/25/82 Winston-Salem, NC
Tommy Rich vs. Ole Anderson
Roddy Piper vs. Leroy Brown
John Studd & Austin Idol vs. Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. & Jake Roberts
Chris Markoff vs. Kelly Kiniski
Tony Russo vs. Keith Larson
Vinnie Valentino vs. Steve Sybert

Thu., 3/25/82 Sumter SC
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Ricky Steamboat
Ray Stevens & Porkchop Cash vs. Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Mike Miller vs. Mike George
Bill White vs. Tim Rogers
Jeff Sword vs. Tony Anthony

Fri., 3/26/82 Richmond, VA — Richmond Coliseum
Peggy Lee vs. Leilani Kai
Johnny Weaver vs. Pretty Boy Fergie
Austin Idol vs. Mike Davis
Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant
Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson vs. Ray Stevens & Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.
Ricky Steamboat vs. Sgt. Slaughter

Sat., 3/27/82 Stafford, VA
Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant
Johnny Weaver vs. Lord Alfred Hayes in a lumberjack match
Plus 2 more matches