Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: April 10, 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: 4/10/82
(taped 4/07/82 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.

Before Scott gives an update on the World tag team tournament, we go to a taped segment where Gordon Solie talks with tournament director Eddie Graham. This is taped on the set of Championship Wrestling from Florida. Graham notes there is one regional tournament left in Canada. Graham thanks Fred Ward for filling in for him running a tournament when Mike Graham competed.
Back to Sandy Scott, who announces that Wahoo McDaniel & Don Muraco won the western region in Hawaii. He runs down the remaining teams left, the same teams from last week. Scott says the final will take place in a city yet to be announced.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ivan Koloff
Koloff walks in, and says he wouldn’t help Jimmy Valiant if he was the last man on earth. The Network overdub of Jimmy Valiant’s music plays, and he scoots right into the ring.

Match 1
Jimmy Valiant d. Ben Alexander
Dave Hebner is the official for the hour. Alexanders attacks early, but Boogie Woogie quickly dispatches his foe. Valiant nearly slips on his jacket on the mat. Koloff tries to interfere, but Valiant holds him at bay. Valiant drops the elbow and makes the pin. His message on the back of his tights: “Lay Down Sally.”


Match 2
“Pretty Boy” Carl Fergie d. Keith Larson
Scott mentions the Koloff-Valiant segment we just saw. Fans chant “Go Home Fergie, Go Home!” Larson charges into the corner but misses. Fergie wins with the knee drop.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter
Slaughter says he’s met all his challenges and run most of them out of town. He challenges Jack Brisco, or Wahoo McDaniel “if he ever gets back to town.” Slaughter name drops Don Muraco. He also says “we have someone on our side coming in,” Angelo Mosca.


Match 3
Jack Brisco d. Bill White
Caudle & Scott talk about Slaughter’s challenge to Brisco, and the Brisco Brothers still competing in the tag team tournament. Jack wins with the figure-four.
—local promos w/Big Bill Ward

Pvt. Nelson is holding one half of the Mid-Atlantic tag team championship. He won them recently with partner Pvt. Kernodle. No mention of when and where. This is a local promo, but no date is pushed. The date The Privates won the title is vague, but keep in mind that this particular show with this promo probably aired weeks after the listed air date (the bicycling concept). Nelson’s promo shows why he is a much better promo in Russian.


-—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson
The Andersons complain about Jimmy Valiant. Ole says his days are numbered.

Match 4
NWA TV championship: Ivan Koloff [ch.] d. Tony Anthony
All Koloff, save for 10 seconds of an abdominal stretch by his opponent. Anthony, for his run here in Mid-Atlantic, has a full head of perma-fro. His hairstyle changed when he became a Dirty White Boy. Koloff finishes Anthony off with a knee to the back of the head from the top rope.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Blackjack Mulligan Jr.; Jack Brisco; Jimmy Valiant
Mulligan talks about newcomers such as Angelo Mosca, Don Muraco and the impending return of Wahoo McDaniel. Mulligan wants to take Slaughter up on his challenge. Brisco is up next, talking about the tag team title tournament and Slaughter. The U.S. belt is the reason why he is here. The Network piano jazzy music brings in Jimmy Valiant. He is chasing Koloff. A hug for Bob Caudle.
Caudle is about to introduce the next match via blue screen, but …

Match 5
Nina (w/Gene Anderson) -no match- Vinnie Valentino
Koloff attacks Valiant as he is leaving. The action spills into the ring. Valiant takes a shot at Gene. And Ninja sprays the green mist into Valiant. Mulligan, Roberts, Weaver, Stevens and Sandy Scott break things up. Valiant is screaming in pain as he is escorted out.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Johnny Weaver & Ray Stevens
Weaver and Stevens, both in suits, give an update on Valiant. They say it is a conspiracy between Koloff, Ninja and Gene Anderson. We now go to a standby match.

Match 6
Tim Horner d. Rusty Roberts
Weaver and Stevens stick around the announcer’s desk. The mat still has a green mist stain. Horner wins with a sunset flip, not 100% executed well, but good enough for the win.

—local promo w/Big Bill Ward
A very green Mike Rotundo talks with Bill Ward. Rotundo talks about Jimmy Valiant, Roddy Piper and more. Bob Cadule’s voice in the background bleeds through. Rotundo name drops Ann Arbor. Ward thinks Rotundo looks like Rocky Balboa. Maybe.


Match 7
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle DDQ Terry Taylor & Kelly Kiniski
Weaver and Stevens remain on the mic. They praise the work Slaughter has done with The Privates. Stevens says Valiant went to the hospital to have his eyes checked. Even match. The finish sees all four men brawl in the ring. Taylor and Kernodle keep going at it and the referee rings the bell.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jake Roberts and Sandy Scott
Scott can’t believe what’s going on today. He says The Privates are still threatening Taylor & Kiniski, saying what happened to Valiant could happen to them. Jake Roberts comes in, and we get a replay of Valiant getting sprayed. Roberts doesn’t like it at all. David Crockett comes in and says Gene Anderson would like to comment.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ninja and Gene Anderson; Ivan Koloff   
Anderson said they warned Valiant. Gene admits they all worked together with Ivan. Koloff joins in. Says this is only the beginning. He hopes Valiant is blind. It’s what he deserves.

“So long for now!”

Results for the week, 4/05/82-4/11/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 4/5/82 Greenville, SC
Ric Flair, Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Stan Hansen, Ole & Gene Anderson
Roddy Piper beat Ray Stevens
Porkchop Cash beat Jeff Sword
Ron Ritchie beat Ken Timbs
Vinnie Valentino beat Steve Sybert

Tu., 4/6/82 Raleigh, NC
Ric Flair & Paul Jones vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Jim Nelson
The Ninja vs. Jake Roberts
Plus other matches

Wed., 4/7/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Steve Sybert & Mike Miller
Tim Horner beat Tony Russo
Jake Roberts beat Bill White
Terry Taylor beat Ric Benefield
Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson beat Ron Ritchie & Tony Anthony
Jack Brisco beat Carl Fergie
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat Rusty Roberts
Roddy Piper beat Vinnie Valentino
Jake Roberts beat Steve Sybert
Paul Jones beat Bill White
Wahoo McDaniel beat Ali Bey
Ron Ritchie beat Sgt. Slaughter

Thu., 4/8/82 Sumter, SC
Vinnie Valentino draw Bill White
Mike George beat Steve Sybert
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper by countout
Jimmy Valiant & Jake Roberts beat The Ninja & Ivan Koloff by DQ
Terry Taylor beat Jeff Sword
Johnny Weaver beat Lord Al Hayes in a lumberjack match

Thu., 4/8/82 Fisherville, VA
Ric Flair & Jake Roberts beat Sgt Slaughter & Pvt. Nelson

Fri., 4/9/82 Charleston SC
Jimmy Valiant & Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat Ivan Koloff & Chris Markoff (sub for Austin Idol)
Ray Stevens beat The Ninja by DQ

Fri., 4/9/82 Richmond, VA — Richmond Coliseum
Sgt. Slaughter & Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen d. Ric Flair & Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
Jack Brisco d. Roddy Piper
Johnny Weaver d. Lord Alfred Hayes
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle d. Tony Anthony & Tim Horner
Mike George TLD Carl Fergie
Keith Larson d. Ken Timbs
Jay Youngblood d. David Patterson

Sat., 4/10/82 Cincinnati, OH
Tony Anthony beat Cowboy Young
Rick Conner beat Kenny Hall
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Kelly Kiniski & Vinnie Valentino
Jack Brisco beat Ole Anderson
Lumberjack match: Johnny Weaver beat Lord Al Hayes
Non-U.S. title match/Texas Death match: Leroy Brown d. Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] after four falls
No DQ match: Roddy Piper d. Bob Armstrong
(Shedlock/Wrestling ’82)