Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Mid-Atlantic TV: April 17, 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 1davidtaub@gmail.com. Follow @TaubGVWire

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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 4/17/82
(taped 4/14/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed.  [How to watch this show on the WWE Network.]
WWE Network Direct Link to this show: Mid-Atlantic 4/17/82

Bob Caudle is joined by Jack Brisco to open the show.

Caudle says the western final of the World tag team championship tournament are finished. The eastern final will wrap up soon. Brisco says he and his brother look forward to advancing.
Out comes Roddy Piper. Tons of faux sincerity. Piper asks Brisco how he would handle him, if he was afraid of him. Brisco acquiesces, calmly and quietly. He challenges Piper to get in the ring with him right now. Piper, in a three-piece suit, says he has nothing to prove. Says Brisco needs to work his way through the ranks.


Match 1
Jack Brisco d. not Jim Dalton 
Commentary by Roddy Piper
Bill Alfonso is the referee for the hour. Although announced as Jim Dalton, Brisco’s opponent is really Jeff Sword. Piper stays at the announcer’s desk, and in his classic fauxness. Brisco is good, but not as good as me. Caudle says Angelo Mosca is on the show. Piper says wrestling is the #1 sport today. Brisco is a lefty. Piper says he is ambidextrous, which makes him better. Brisco wins with the figure-four.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jake Roberts
The Snake says broken arms are okay, but the eyes, that’s not [fast forward eight years!] We go to video from last week of Ninja spraying the green mist in Valiant’s eyes. Roberts says your eyes become real sensitive to light. Valiant seen one of the best doctors in Tampa, Jim Lanes.

Match 2
Keith Larson d. Tony Russo
An odd edit from the Roberts interview into this match. I wonder what was cut? Piper says if you play with the Russian bear, you are going to get bit in reference to Valiant. Piper has praise for Larson. More talk of Koloff vs. Valiant. Russo looks out of shape and it shows. Larson gets a surprise pin, a flying headscissor into a small package.


Match 3
King Kong Mosca d. Vinnie Valentino
Mosca just bullies Valentino the entire match. He finishes him off with a pin after a right hand to the head.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ivan Koloff; Sgt. Slaughter & King Kong Mosca
Koloff feels good about last week. Valiant fell into his trap. He’s glad he is blind. Slaughter thanks Koloff for taking out Valiant. Slaughter introduces King Kong Mosca. They will be teaming up. He name drops Flair, Wahoo, Roberts, Mulligan Jr., Brisco. Mosca says he has one of the most devastating elbows in wrestling.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones
Jones talks about Wahoo coming back. We go to a tape of Wahoo vs. Ali Bey from a World Wide Wrestling show from 1981. Jones says the heels need to be stopped. Now, Caudle & Jones move on to Ric Flair. We go to the Feb. 21, 1981 Greensboro clip of Slaughter and the Marines attacking Steamboat and Flair. Jones says Flair will come back and get even.

Match 4
Mike George d. Steve Sybert
Caudle says he hope he paid attention to Paul Jones. Piper is complimentary of George. Talk revolves around the various babyfaces Piper and company will have to contend with. Piper asks Caudle who he thinks the top tag team is. Piper namedrops Jimmy the Greek. Geroge wins with the shoulderbreaker. Piper is very enthusiastic about it, kind of unusual praise for a babyface.


Match 5
Terry Taylor & Tony Anthony NC Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson
Caudle says Taylor wanted this match after the DDQ last week, and his fighting with Kernodle. Privates keep working on Anthony. He finally makes the tag, but Kernodle shoved him out of the ring and Anthony hits hard. Privates keep working on Taylor, as Jake Roberts comes to ringside, and jumps in the corner to substitute mid-match for Anthony. Taylor escapes the Privates’ corner and makes the tag to Roberts, who allows it. Slaughter tires to jump in the ring, and gets a knee lift from Roberts. The referee rings the bell. Piper is going nuts on commentary. We go to closing credits without an official announcement of the result, so we’ll call it a no contest. No formal close from Caudle. Hard to tell if that is a Network edit or not.

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Results for the week, 4/12/82-4/18/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 4/12/82 Greenville, SC
Angelo Mosca & Sgt. Slaughter double DQ Paul Jones & Jack Brisco
Johnny Weaver beat Lord Alfred Hayes in a Texas death match
Blackjack Mulligan beat The Ninja
Tony Russo vs. Ron Ritchie
Steve Sybert vs. Terry Taylor
David Patterson vs. Kelly Kiniski

Wed., 4/14/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Jimmy Valiant beat Bill White
Carl Fergie beat Keith Larson
Ivan Koloff beat Tony Anthony
Tim Horner, Terry Taylor & Kelly Kiniski beat Rusty Roberts, Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson
Jack Brisco beat Rusty Roberts
Sgt. Slaughter beat Vinnie Valentino
Angelo Mosca beat Mike Davis
Paul Jones & Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat Jeff Sword & Tony Russo

Fri., 4/15/82 Norfolk, VA
Kelly Kiniski d. Jeff Sword
Jim Dalton d. Mike Davis
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson d. Mike Geroge & Terry Taylor
Ninja d. Ray Stevens
Jack Brisco d. Roddy Piper
Sgt. Slaughter & Angelo Mosca d. Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
(Shedlock/Wrestling ’82)

Fri., 4/16/82 Knoxville, TN (Mulligan/Flair promotions)
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
Jay Youngblood beat The Ninja by DQ
Johnny Weaver double DQ Bill White
Tim Horner beat Jeff Sword
David Patterson beat Vinnie Valentino
Kelly Kiniski draw Rick Conner
Mike Davis beat Steve Sybert

Fri., 4/16/82 Charleston, SC
Jake Roberts & Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. vs. Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Porkchop Cash vs. Lord Alfred Hayes
Carl Fergie vs. Mike George
Keith Larsen vs. Ken Timbs

Sun., 4/18/82 Asheville, NC
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ole Anderson
Roddy Piper & Angelo Mosca double DQ Wahoo McDaniel & Jack Brisco
Carl Fergie & David Patterson beat Jay Youngblood & Mike George
Kelly Kiniski beat Rick Connors
Tim Horner beat Jim Dalton

Sun., 4/18/82 Charlotte, NC
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel double DQ Angelo Mosca & Sgt. Slaughter
Jack Brisco beat Ole Anderson
Jimmy Valiant & Jake Roberts beat The Ninja & Ivan Koloff
Terry Taylor beat David Patterson
Tony Anthony beat Jeff Sword
Vinnie Valentino beat Ken Timbs