Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: June 5, 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: 6/05/82
(taped 6/2/82 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 6/05/82

Bob Caudle opens the show saying we have great tag team action, including Ivan Koloff & Steve Sybert (?!?).  Jimmy Valiant comes out, ranting, while holding a kids tape recorder. He says he’s bought Johnny’s contract, and he storms into the ring where Koloff & Sybert are at. Caudle throws it to a commercial right away.


Match 1
Jimmy Valiant & Mike Rotundo d. Steve Sybert & Ivan Koloff
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Valiant will team with Rotundo, while Weaver joins the announcer’s desk. Valiant wears a red, white and blue number with “Stars & Stripes” in the back. Valiant works on Sybert, and Koloff wants nothing with a tag in. Koloff goes to great lengths to avoid the tag. He finally joins the match, when Rotundo is in. Valiant makes the hot tag in and nearly trips in his way into the ring. Koloff tags out and leaves the ringside area. Rotundo pins Sybert after the airplane spin. Valiant is none too happy.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jimmy Valiant
Valiant rants about almost getting Koloff. That red kid’s recorder. I’m sure I once owned that.

Match 2
Paul Jones & Jack Brisco d. Carl Fergie & David Patterson
Weaver sticks around on commentary. Brisco & Jones work on Patterson’s arm. New Mid-Atlantic tag team champions Porkchop Cash & King Parsons will meet the old champs, The Privates, later on. Brisco misses a drop kick, and the heels take over. But, not for long. Jones then missed a drop kick. Oh, a match that is telling a story. Jones eventually makes Fergie submit to the Indian Death Lock.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: The Privates
Kerndole says the will get their title back. He says “two boys had stolen” their belts. Somehow, I don’t think that line would get over in 2019. Nelson said it was a conspiracy by Sandy Scott. He had to wrestle twice. No word when and where the title change took place.


Match 3
King Kong Mosca & Sgt. Slaughter d. The Samoans: #1 & #2
Weaver just calls them #1 & #2. Definitely not Afa & Sika. Not Samu. Maybe Tapu & Tio, who were wrestling in Knoxville and Indianapolis shortly before this time period. Samoans have no chance. Mosca pins #2 (the skinnier one) with an elbow smash to the head.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper; Angelo Mosca & Ninja; Ivan Koloff; Sgt. Slaughter.
Only 30 seconds from Piper. He wants a match against Brisco. Mosca comes in next, ranting, while Ninja plays with his nunchakus. Ivan Koloff is in and says he signed to face Weaver & Rotundo. That’s not right, and he won’t get away with it. A chain match is coming. Slaughter doesn’t like Gomer chants. He has a bunch of matches signed against Wahoo.
Caudle introduces the next match via magic screen.


Match 4
Mid-Atlantic tag title: Pork Chop Cash & King Parsons [ch.] d. The Privates: Pvt. Jim Nelson & Pvt. Don Kernodle
This is the first title defense for Cash & Parsons. When did the switch take place? No mention. The educated guess is 5/31/82 in Wilmington, NC, since that is the only listed meeting between the teams in the last week. A slower-paced match. Slaughter joins the commentary mid-match. Nelson worked on Cash for seemingly minutes. Out of nowhere, Cash gets a small package. Kernodle comes in, but Parsons hits a shoulderblock to thwart him. 1-2-3, Cash gets the pin. The Network theme song overdub covers up what we were supposed to hear during the replay.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Mike Rotundo, Kelly Kiniski, and Terry Gibbs
This is in lieu of local promos. Rotundo gives the ah-shucks interview about Koloff running off before. Gibbs gets mic time. Not bad. Weird, given how I only know him from his WWF enhancement days. Kiniski, in his big Canada jacket, talks about the tough competition of Slaughter and Mosca.


—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Don Muraco
Muraco tells a story, with sunglasses and a complete smug look on his face. He said six months ago, the Indian came to him looking for King Curtis, wanting free Don Ho tickets because he was broke. Caudle interrupts to start the next match.

Match 5
Non-Title: Wahoo McDaniel [U.S. Champion] d. Juan Reynoso
Muraco, referring himself as “Magnificent” continues his story of Wahoo came to him in Hawai’i looking for a partner in the World tag team tournament. Muraco, his voice rising, says he left the island, took his pregnant wife, moved. And what happened? The Indian likes shiny things. Wahoo left him. Caudle observers that Muraco is really upset, because Wahoo let him down. Muraco says, no, he’s upset because Wahoo lied to him. He’s ticked because the $50,000 prize for the World tag team tournament final is postponed. In the ring, Wahoo with no problem. It looks like he is lightly slapping Reynoso on the chest, while both me are on the mat. Still looks like it hurt like hell. Muraco is still ranting. Now, he’s getting PISSED. “Don’t call me Don! Don’t call me Don!” Maybe the last few weeks of not calling him Magnificent led to this point? Sorry I second guessed JCP. McDaniel makes the pin, after a chop. It kind of looked like Reynoso tried to kick out.
Jack Brisco shakes Wahoo’s hand as he exits the ring.

—Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones, Jack Brisco
Jones talks about teaming with Brisco. He said he’s been spreading himself too thin the last few months. But, now he’s back home. Caudle turns to Brisco, he holds up the Mid-Atlantic championship, taunted Piper. He says there’s no way Piper will get out of his figure-four. McDaniel steps in. He says he’s never went back on his word. Says he had no idea he would win the U.S. championship. He doesn’t mind Muraco wrestling elsewhere. Wahoo will honor his commitments. Muraco will just have to live with it.  He calls last week a misunderstanding. Says Muraco broke his commitment. Words turn to Slaughter. He says he’ll beat Slaughter again.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 5/31/82-6/06/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 5/31/82 Wilmington, NC — Legion Stadium
Wahoo McDaniel vs. Sgt Slaughter
King Kong Mosca vs. Don Muraco
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson vs. Porkchop Cash & King Parsons [Cash & Parsons believed to win the match and Mid-Atlantic tag team championsip]
Abe Jacobs vs. Mike Rotundo
Plus one other match

Tue., 6/01/82 Columbia, SC  — Township Auditorium
Samoan #2 beat Ali Bey
Samoan #1 beat Bill White
Paul Jones & King Parsons beat Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson
Killer Kahn beat Johnny Weaver
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper

Tue., 6/01/82 Wadesboro, NC
Ivan Koloff & The Ninja vs. Jimmy Valiant & Jake Roberts
Carl Fergie vs. Ron Ritchie
Bill White vs. Kelly Kiniski

Thu., 6/03/82 Norfolk, VA
Terry Gibbs beat Juan Reynosa
Kelly Kiniski beat Bill White
Johnny Weaver & Mike Rotundo beat Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson
Ivan Koloff & The Ninja beat Jimmy Valiant & King Parsons
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper

Fri., 6/04/82 Charleston, SC — Charleston County Hall
Samoan #2 beat Steve Sybert
Keith Larsen beat Ken Timbs
Mike Rotundo beat Bill White
King Parsons & Porkchop Cash beat Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper by countout

Sat., 6/05/82 Charlotte, NC
Ron Ritchie beat Keith Larsen
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a Russian chain match
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter
Paul Jones beat Angelo Mosca
Kelly Kiniski & Mike Rotundo beat Carl Fergie & Dave Patterson
Jack Brisco & Don Muraco beat Roddy Piper & Ole Anderson

Sun., 6/06/82 Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter in a Canadian lumberjack match
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper
Paul Jones beat The Ninja
King Parsons & Mike Rotundo beat Gene Anderson & Iron Sheik
Juan Reynosa beat Tim Horner
Mike Rotundo beat Carl Fergie
Jim Dalton beat Keith Larson
Ron Ritchie beat Bill White
Terry Gibbs beat David Patterson

Sun., 6/06/82 Toronto, Ontario— Maple Leaf Gardens (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Angelo Mosca beat Gene Kiniski
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff to win NWA(Mid Atlantic) Television Title(Only recognized in Toronto)
John Studd beat Jake Roberts
Johnny Weaver & Kelly Kiniski beat Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
The Destroyer beat Nick DeCarlo
Porkchop Cash beat Steve Siebert
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs