Sunday, January 12, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: October 3, 1981 (WWE Network Missing Episode)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
TV Summaries & Reviews
by David Taub
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

This is a review of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling from a partial VHS recording of the program. This show is not available 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: 10/03/1981
(taped 9/30/81 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
Original VHS recording of program off of WFBC-4, Greenville SC.
WFBC-4 Greenville, SC airdate 10/10/81. Includes original local promos.
WWE Network feed: [This show is not available on the WWE Network.]

This is not on the WWE Network, rather I found a partial copy elsewhere. Here is the review of this “lost” episode.  (See also: Homecoming: Mid-Atlantic Wrestling October 3, 1981)

Video highlights courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway.

Bob Caudle, in his favorite green jacket/tie combo, opens the show with David Crockett. New NWA World Champion Ric Flair will be here.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper
Piper interrupts, and flips over a trash can on the podium and beats it like a drum to mock Wahoo McDaniel. He talks trash about Wahoo.

Match 1
Sgt. Slaughter vs. [unknown*]
*Could not review this match as it was missing from this version of the episode.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: NWA World Champion Ric Flair
Bob and David introduce the new NWA World Champion Ric Flair. A humble Flair says he will do his best to be a great World champion and a great athlete.


Match 2
Jay Youngblood & Wahoo McDaniel d. Charlie Fulton & Jim Nelson
Tommy Young is the referee for the hour. Caudle & Crockett talk about Piper mocking Wahoo earlier on. Offense is mainly working the arm and chops. Wahoo pins Nelson after a chop to the chest.

Local promotional spot (WFBC only): We see a generic "Wrestling" slide.  A voice over announcer, Billy Powell, talks about Monday night in at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium (10/12/81). Newcomer Sgt. Slaughter will meet Sweet Ebony Diamond for the U.S. title. Ivan Koloff vs. Ricky Steamboat. Grapplers vs. Jake Roberts & Paul Jones. Plus two other matches.


Match 3
Super Destroyer & The Grappler d. Frank Monte & Sivi Afi
This tape misses the introduction. Monte is holding his own. Afi is wearing boots for the record. Destroyer finishes Monte with the superplex.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Wahoo McDaniel; Ron Bass; Leroy Brown; Dusty Rhodes.
Wahoo says he’s healed up, and Piper will find out. Bass is the TV champion. He tells the heels to watch out. Leroy Brown also warns the heels. Dusty is wearing a matching vest and chaps, and is dancing to music on his walkman. He talks about Ivan Koloff. He is glad for Ric Flair, but they will meet again.

Caudle introduces the next match via blue screen.


Match 4
Dusty Rhodes d. Ricky Harris
Mostly Dusty in a short match. Wins with an elbow drop.

-Local promos w/Rich Landrum
Landrum tells us to check our local listings for the “correct time” next week on WFBC-TV. Plugs 10/17/81 at Hendersonville, NC HS Gym; The Russians, Leroy Brown, Ron Bass, Austin Idol, Paul Jones and more 10/13/81 in Marion, NC at the East McDowell Jr. HS Gym; Sgt. Slaughter vs. Johnny Weaver and Ric Flair vs. Ole Anderson in 10/15/81 Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.
Kent Conrad talks with Flair and Weaver. Flair says he will do it “my way.”
And, 10/12/81 at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium. Same matches as listed in the prior break.
Rick Steamboat joins Landrum. He takes on Ivan Koloff for the Mid-Atlantic title. He said Koloff made a mistake to put the title on the line. He will get the beating of his life.


Match 5
Roddy Piper & Ivan Koloff d. Steve Muslin & Ron Ritchie

Piper plays what he calls a “funeral song” for Wahoo on his bagpipes. The fans boo. The babyfaces seem to hold their own. Ole Anderson wanders out. But, Koloff is too much. He finishes Muslin with the falling knee to the back of the head for the pin. Piper & Koloff continue to work on Muslin. Wahoo comes in to make the save. He knocks Koloff out of the ring. Chop fest, won by Wahoo. Steamboat comes in to even the numbers.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat & Jake Roberts
Steamboat talks about Piper running. Roberts says things are going to change.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 9/28/81-10/04/81
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker  )

9/28/81 Greenville, SC
Ivan Koloff & Ole Anderson beat Ric Flair & Ricky Steamboat in a falls count anywhere match
The Grappler beat Sweet Ebony Diamond
Ron Bass beat Ricky Harris
Don Kernodle beat El Toro
Terry Latham & Ron Ritchie beat Charlie Fulton & Jim Nelson

9/29/81 Columbia, SC
Dusty Rhodes beat Ivan Koloff by DQ
Jay Youngblood & Ricky Steamboat beat Chris Markoff & Nikolai Volkoff
Terry Latham beat Tony Russo
Scott McGee beat Mike Miller
Jake Roberts beat Jim Nelson
Ron Ritchie beat Charlie Fulton

9/30/81 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Austin Idol beat Scott McGhee
Ron Bass beat Jim Nelson
Grappler & Super Destroyer beat Johnny Weaver & Ron Ritchie
Jake Roberts & Leroy Brown beat Ricky Harris & Mike Fever
Jay Youngblood beat Ole Anderson by DQ

10/1/81 Norfolk, VA
Terry Latham beat Mike Miller
Don Kernodle beat Jim Nelson
Frank Monte beat Tony Russo
The Grappler & Super Destroyer beat Jake Roberts & Steve Muslin
Wahoo McDaniel beat Roddy Piper in a strap match
Ivan Koloff double countout with Dusty Rhodes
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ole Anderson cage match

10/1/81 Fishersville, VA
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. beat John Studd by DQ
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. double DQ Wayne Farris
Kevin Sullivan, Jeff Sword & Doug Vines beat Terry Taylor, Tim Horner & Jay Strongbow
Bobby Eaton beat Keith Larson
Mike Fever draw Mike Reed

10/1/81 Spartanburg, SC
Leroy Brown, Jay Youngblood & Johnny Weaver beat Nikolai Volkoff, Chris Markoff & Alfred Hayes by DQ
Ron Bass beat Jacques Goulet
Ali Bey beat Sivi Afi
Mike Davis beat El Toro
Ron Ritchie beat Charlie Fulton

10/2/81 Richmond, VA
Don Kernodle beat Mike Miller
Scott McGee beat Tony Russo
Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood beat Chris Markoff & Nikolai Volkoff
Leroy Brown beat Ole Anderson
Ivan Koloff beat Ricky Steamboat
Roddy Piper & Abdullah The Butcher beat Ron Bass & Wahoo McDaniel

10/02 Knoxville, TN
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. beat John Studd

10/4/81 Charlotte, NC
Wahoo McDaniel beat Abdullah The Butcher in a lights out match
One Night Tournament for United States Title
Pat Patterson beat Mike Davis
Ricky Steamboat beat Nikolai Volkoff
Leroy Brown beat Super Destroyer
Ivan Koloff beat Ron Bass
Sgt. Slaughter beat Johnny Weaver
Jay Youngblood beat Steve Muslin
Jacques Goulet beat Dusty Rhodes
Ole Anderson beat Ron Ritchie
Ricky Steamboat beat Pat Patterson
Leroy Brown beat Ivan Koloff
Sgt. Slaughter beat Jay Youngblood
Ole Anderson double DQ Jacques Goulet
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown
Sgt. Slaughter gets a bye
Sgt. Slaughter beat Ricky Steamboat to win vacant United States Title

10/4/81 Toronto, Ontario
Leroy Brown beat Ole Anderson
Wahoo McDaniel & Dusty Rhodes draw Roddy Piper & Abdullah The Butcher
Pat Patterson beat Ivan Koloff
Killer Khan beat Johnny Weaver
Sgt. Slaughter beat Jay Youngblood
Tony Parisi beat Goldie Rogers
Steve Bolus drew Frankie Laine
Lord Al Hayes beat Kurt Von Hess
Farmer Pete beat Little John(Ivan The Terrible)

10/4/81 Roanoke, VA
Blackjack Mulligan, Sr. beat John Studd to win Southern Title
Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. double countout with Wayne Farris
Paul Jones beat Bobby Eaton by DQ
Bobby Eaton & Kevin Sullivan beat Jay Strongbow & Terry Taylor
Jim Dalton beat Rick Connors
Tim Horner beat Doug Vines
Terry Lathan beat Ricky Harris

10/12/81 Greenville, SC
Ivan Koloff beat Ricky Steamboat in match where Mid Atlantic title was held up
Sgt. Slaughter beat Sweet Ebony Diamond
The Grappler & Super Destroyer beat Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
Vinnie Valentino beat Jim Nelson
Buddy Landell beat Charlie Fulton