Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: July 3, 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: 7/03/82
(taped 6/30/82 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 7/03/82


Bob Caudle with his green jacket, welcomes us to the show. He introduces Roddy Piper as the Mid-Atlantic champion. Piper is out with the title belt, but notes Mid-Atlantic is threatening to fine him if he doesn’t return the title. We go to a clip of Muraco vs. Jim Dalton, then some taped comments from Magnificent Muraco (in front of the magic screen showing an image of Muraco surfing).
Back to Piper, who challenges Jack Brisco to any type of match.

Sir Oliver Humperdink joins Caudle at the desk, and he’ll provide commentary for the hour.

Match 1
Jay Youngblood d. King Kong Mosca by DQ
Sonny Fargo, in a yellow romper, is the referee for the hour. A main event anywhere in the world. A back and forth match. The fighting goes into the ropes, and Mosca won’t release a choke hold. The referee makes the disqualification. Steamboat runs in to chase Mosca out.

Afterward, Mosca has words of warning for Steamboat. “There are too damn many Indians running around here,” he complains about Youngblood and the Briscos.


Match 2
Greg Valentine d. Brock Wood
“The Hammer” is back. Caudle acknowledged he had a successful tour in the Big Apple with sellout crowds. Easy win for Valentine. Finishes off his opponent with an elbow smash. In fact, Valentine didn’t work the legs once.

-Int. w/Caudle: David Patterson & Steve Sybert
This is in lieu of local promos. Patterson praises Valentine, and his hammering. Sybert doesn’t contribute much. He wants to get even with Paul Jones. Must have been a World Wide match. Patterson runs down Wahoo, and Ricky Steamboat. Patterson (aka Fidel Sierra) is an underrated talker. Sybert is properly rated.


Match 3
Wahoo McDaniel & Paul Jones d. David Patterson & Steve Sybert
Caudle asks Humperdink about Ninja. He did so during match 1 as well. Jones forces Sybert to submit with the Indian death lock.


-Int. w/Caudle: Roddy Piper; Sgt. Slaughter; Greg Valentine
Piper: “I’m truly Rubik’s Cube material.” Not quite sure what he meant (hard to solve?), but a cool line. He has his “Piper Pays Back/Pay the Piper” shirt. Piper taunts Brisco about taking the belt. Slaughter says Al Haig may be in his corner. Wow, 1982 political reference (Haig was the Secretary of State and had recently resigned). Piper hands Slaughter the Mid-Atlantic belt for safe keeping. Valentine says he’s back and ready for all kinds of action. Wow, borrowing a line from Pedro Morales.


Match 4
Roddy Piper d. Jimmy Panner
Piper is wearing my favorite tartan plaid tights/boots combo. Panner is the second newcomer enhancement guy on the show (Brock Wood being the other). He does well for himself. Piper with a clean break early on. Only to follow up with a hair pull. Humperdink: “Roddy Piper has an explosive temper.” Understatement. No talk about why Piper is in possession of the Mid-Atlantic title belt. Context please. Piper wins following with a neckbreaker.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Bill White
This is in lieu of local promos. White talks about Piper vs. Brisco and his upcoming match vs. Steamboat. White says Steamboat is too muscle-bound.


Match 5
Ricky Steamboat d. Bill White
More talk of Ninja. Humperdink, who is actually decent on commentary this hour, wonders aloud about a Steamboat vs. Muraco feud. Just wait three years, and in the WWF. Steamboat crashes to the floor after White sidestepped a shouldertackle. White stays on the offense for a few minutes. Steamboat gets the win with the Samoan drop.

-Int. w/Caudle: Jay Youngblood; Wahoo McDaniel; Ricky Steamboat
Youngblood talks about his win over Mosca. He doesn’t take too kindly to the Indian comments. Wahoo says he was in the Charlotte orthopedic clinic for five days with a staph infection. He says he knew the rules, the NWA’s 30 day experimental period (at least someone remembered it!), so he’s not crying about it. He wants his U.S. title back. Steamboat says he’s back in the neighborhood. He won’t allow Muraco and his girlfriend Piper to get rid of him.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 6/28/82-7/04/82 
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 6/28/82 Kingston, Ontario (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
King Parsons beat Jerry Bryant
Tony Parisi beat David Patterson
Destroyer beat Nick DeCarlo
Johnny Weaver & Porkchop Cash beat Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle by DQ
Gene Kiniski beat Jay Youngblood

Mon., 6/28/82 Greenville, SC
Jack Brisco & Ricky Steamboat beat Ric Flair & Roddy Piper
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ in an Indian strap match
Mike Rotundo & Kelly Kiniski beat Juan Reynosa & Bill White
Ron Ritchie draw Matt Borne
Keith Larsen beat The Monk

Tue., 6/29/82 Columbia, SC — Township Auditorium
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Jack Brisco by DQ
Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant in a cage match
Paul Jones vs. The Ninja
Ron Ritchie vs. Matt Borne
Jim Dalton vs. Abe Jacobs
Tim Horner vs. Juan Reynosa
Bill White vs. Ken Timbs

Tue., 6/29/82 St. Catherines, Ontario (Maple Leaf Wrestling TV)
Gene Kiniski beat Porkchop Cash
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle draw Jay Youngblood & Johnny Weaver
Jay Youngblood beat David Patterson
The Destroyer beat Nick DeCarlo
Gene Kiniski beat King Parsons
Porkchop Cash beat Pvt. Nelson
Tony Parisi beat David Patterson
Johnny Weaver beat Jay Youngblood by DQ
Porkchop Cash beat David Patterson
Tony Parisi beat Jerry Bryant
Porkchop Cash beat David Patterson
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Johnny Weaver & Nick DeCarlo
King Parsons beat Jerry Bryant

Thu., 7/01/82 Norfolk, VA
Kin Parsons d. Jim Dalton
Matt Borne d. Ron Ritchie
Kelly Kiniski & Mike Rotundo d. David Patterson & Juan Reynoso
Pork Chop Cash d. Gene Anderson
Wahoo McDaniel d. Sgt. Slaughter
Jack Brisco d. Roddy Piper
NWA World Champion Ric Flair d. Jay Youngblood

Fri., 7/02/82 Fredericksburg, VA 
The Ninja & Angelo Mosca vs. Paul Jones & Jay Youngblood
Juan Reynosa vs. Tim Horner
Bill White vs. Ron Richie
Mike Davis vs. Steve Sybert

Fri., 7/02/82 Charleston, SC — Charleston County Hall
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a Russian chain match
Ricky Steamboat beat Greg Valentine
Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
David Patterson beat Keith Larson
Abe Jacobs vs. Jim Dalton

Fri., 7/02/82 Richmond, VA — Richmond Coliseum
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Jake Roberts
U.S. Heavyweight championship: Sgt. Slaughter beat Wahoo McDaniel
Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship: Jack Brisco draw Roddy Piper
Jim Dalton beat The Monk
Kelly Kiniski beat Ken Timbs
Matt Borne drew Mike Rotundo

Sat., 7/03/82 Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Wahoo McDaniel by DQ
Ivan Koloff beat Jimmy Valiant in a cage match
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts beat Gene Anderson & The Ninja
Matt Borne beat Ron Ritchie
Mike Rotundo beat Jim Dalton
David Patterson beat Kelly Kiniski
Tim Horner beat Bill White

Sun., 7/04/82 (3 p.m.) Salem, VA —Salem Civic Center
Jimmy Valiant vs. Ninja
Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship/No DQ: Jack Brisco vs. Roddy Piper
Canadian Lumberjack match: Sgt. Slaughter vs. Wahoo McDaniel

Sun., 7/04/82 Roanoke, VA
Jimmy Valiant beat The Ninja
King Parsons beat Pvt. Nelson
Ron Ritchie beat Bill White
Jack Brisco beat Angelo Mosca
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt Slaughter in a Canadian lumberjack latch
Johnny Weaver, Jake Roberts & Jay Youngblood beat Pvt. Kernodle, Angelo Mosca & Gene Anderson