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Mid-Atlantic TV: April 24, 1982

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
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by David Taub
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 4/24/82
(taped 4/21/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Bob Caudle opens the show solo, and says a hot feud has erupted between Tommy Rich and Roddy Piper.

Sandy Scott joins Caudle, talking about the tag team tournament, and Rich and Piper. Scott says the Eastern finals of the tag team tournament will take place in Charlotte. Wow, they have really dragged this thing out.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Wahoo McDaniel & Don Muraco
Caudle talks to the Western region tag team tournament winners. Wahoo has a green t-shirt and headdress. Muraco has a shirt that says “Patience My Ass.” I think it includes a picture of a donkey, so it is okay in 1982. Wahoo looks forward to the competition. Muraco seems bored, taping up his wrists. Then he gets animated when its his turn on the mic. He says he’ll never turn his back on a friend. Hint dropping? Both say they are crazy, so it should work perfectly.


Match 1
Terry Taylor & Tim Horner d. Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson by DQ
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. For the third week in a row, Taylor opposes the Privates with a different partner. For the record, the Privates are in black tops, not the usual white. Lots of open cheerleading for The Privates by Piper. Caudle & Piper mention the finals of the tag tournament in the Queen City, Charlotte. Piper namedrops Tommy Rich. Finish sees Taylor get Nelson in the abdominal stretch. He rolls into a pinning combination. All four men are in and the referee rings the bell. A four-man brawl erupts. Horner whiffs on a punch, but Nelson sells it anyway. The Privates bail and the referee awards the match to Taylor & Horner. Jake Roberts comes to ringside, just in case he needed to break up the fight, I guess.


Paul Jones d. Jim Dalton
Caudle is surprised Piper said something nice about Paul Jones. Piper talks more about whipping Tommy Rich (which took place on Georgia TV.) Jones works on the leg, and finishes Dalton off with the figure-four (although it is more Indian death lock).

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ken Timbs & David Patterson
This in lieu of the local promos. Patterson is pretty talented on the mic. He talks smack about Wahoo & Muraco. He calls himself the Cuban champion. Timbs turn. Not as skilled as his partner. Back to Patterson, who has some fiery words in Spanish. An exasperated Caudle asks for an explanation. Patterson says Wahoo & Muraco will be in the fight for his life. Okay, a few weeks ago I asked if you knew who Patterson was? This interview should give it away. The Cuban Assassin!


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco
Piper joins in and he starts jawing with Brisco. We go to a VTR of Tommy Rich vs. Ali Bey, taped from an arena (possible the November 1981 show at Park Center in Charlotte). Dave Hebner is the referee. Brisco and Caudle narrate. Lots of insults by Piper. Back live, Brisco continues to be perturbed by Piper. He makes a challenge, and Piper storms off saying he has nothing to prove


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper; Sgt. Slaughter; King Kong Mosca; Ole Anderson
Piper has a strap. He’s wearing a mustard-colored plaid-checkered suit coat. Piper talks about strapping Tommy Rich on national TV. It happened 4/17/82 on Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS. Slaughter is in next, saying he is still waiting for competition. Mosca is in next, saying he and Killer Kahn won the tag team regional in Montreal. Ole Anderson is out next, saying he and Hansen won tournament of their own. Maybe they’ll have to see who the better team is.
Caudle introduces the next match via blue screen.


Match #3
Non-Title: Sgt. Slaughter (US Champion) [ch.] d. Tony Anthony
Brisco sticks around the announcer desk. Anthony puts up a good fight, but Slaughter wins with the Cobra Clutch.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Terry Taylor & Tim Horner
This is in lieu of local promos. Taylor is wearing a GCW shirt. He laments Don Kernodle joining Sgt. Slaughter. Caudle asks about his heat with Kernodle. Taylor says he wants him a single match. Caudle then turns to Horner, wearing a red Izod shirt (I love the ‘80s). Tim has that Tennessee twang


Match 4
Wahoo McDaniel & Don Muraco d. David Patterson & Ken Timbs
Brisco sticks around. Muraco is wrestling very aggressive. The lightning bolt on the back of his trunks looks huge. Great teamwork by Wahoo & Muraco, the western winners. Muraco finishes Timbs with the (tombstone) piledriver. Brisco is left to handle the replay himself.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones & Jake Roberts; Wahoo McDaniel & Don Muraco
Jones talks about the tag team tournament (still!). Roberts said he came out during the end of the Nelson & Kernodle match just to make sure Slaughter didn’t. Roberts challenges Sarge. Wahoo & Muraco are in and make a strange combo, but it works. They talk over each other barking at Ole. Wahoo says they didn’t get their tans laying down, it is from working out at the beach.

“So long for now!”

End notes: Blackjack Mulligan Jr. finished up on 4/22/82, before moving on to Florida under the name of Barry Windham. Notice Steamboat hasn’t been around for a month.

Results for the week, 4/19/82-4/25/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker)

Mon., 4/19/82 Greenville, SC
Bob Armstrong beat Roddy Piper in a Canadian lumberjack match
Jimmy Valiant & Blackjack Mulligan beat The Ninja & Ivan Koloff by DQ
Angelo Mosca beat Paul Jones
Porkchop Cash beat Bill White
Terry Taylor beat Jim Dalton

Tue., 4/20/82 Columbia, SC
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Ivan Koloff & The Ninja beat Jimmy Valiant & Paul Jones
Porkchop Cash beat Pvt. Nelson
Ron Ritchie beat Jim Dalton
Kelly Kiniski draw Ken Timbs

Tue., 4/20/82 Raleigh, NC
Wahoo McDaniel & Jake Roberts beat Sgt. Slaughter & Angelo Mosca by DQ
Killer Kahn beat Paul Jones
Don Muraco beat Carl Fergie
Vinnie Valentino beat Jim Dalton
Mike Rotundo beat Ken Timbs

Wed., 4/21/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Jack Brisco beat Jeff Sword
Keith Larson beat Tony Russo
Angelo Mosca beat Vinnie Valentino
Wahoo McDaniel beat Ali Bey
Mike George beat Steve Sybert
Terry Taylor & Jake Roberts beat Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson
Sgt. Slaughter beat Mike Davis
Jake Roberts beat Steve Sybert
Angelo Mosca beat Tony Anthony
Don Muraco beat Jim Dalton
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Jim Nelson
Ivan Koloff & Ninja beat Ron Ritchie & Keith Larson

Thu., 4/22/82 Sumter, SC
Kelly Kiniski beat Jim Dalton
Ron Ritchie beat Jeff Sword
Porkchop Cash beat David Patterson
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. double DQ Angelo Mosca
Jack Brisco & Ray Stevens beat Roddy Piper & Ivan Koloff

Thu., 4/22/82 Portsmouth, VA
Mike Davis d. Tony Anthony
Terry Taylor d. Pretty Boy Fergie
Ron Ritchie TLD David Patterson
Ray Stevens d. Gene Anderson
Jimmy Valiant & Porkchop Cash DDQ Ninja & Ivan Koloff
(Wrestling ‘82/Shedlock)

Fri., 4/23/82 Charleston, SC
Kelly Kiniski beat Steve Sybert
Mike Davis beat Vinnie Valentino
Ron Richie beat Bill White
Mike George beat Jim Dalton
Ron Ritchie (sub for Blackjack Mulligan, Jr.), Jake Roberts & Porkchop Cash no contest with Pvt. Nelson, Pvt. Kernodle & The Ninja

Fri., 4/23/82 Richmond, VA
Terry Taylor d. Ken Timbs
Pretty Boy Fergie & David Patterson d. Ray Stevens & Tony Anthony
Angelo Mosca d. Jay Youngblood
Lumberjack match: Johnny Weaver d. Lord Al Hayes
Jimmy Valiant d. Ivan Koloff
Jack Brisco d. Roddy Piper by DQ
Wahoo McDaniel d. Sgt. Slaughter
(Wrestling ‘82/Shedlock)

Sat., 4/24/82 Spartanburg, SC
Wahoo McDaniel & Jake Roberts vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle
Killer Kahn vs. Jay Youngblood
Pvt. Nelson vs. Mike Davis
Ken Timbs vs. Ron Ritchie
Steve Sybert vs. Vinnie Valentino

Sun., 4/25/82 Toronto, Ontario (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
NWA World Champion Ric Flair no contest with Harley Race
Angelo Mosca beat Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
Jay Youngblood beat The Ninja in an Indian strap match
Ivan Koloff & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jimmy Valiant & Porkchop Cash
John Studd beat Ron Ritchie
Johnny Weaver beat Pvt. Nelson
Ray Stevens draw Tony Parisi