Thursday, March 26, 2020

Championship Podcast: March 20, 1982
The new episode of the "Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast" has dropped and features a look at the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling episode from March 20, 1982.

First off, thanks for the very kind words directed at the Mid-Atlantic Gateway from host Mike Sempervive on this episode of the podcast:"There would not be a Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast," Mike said, "if it were not for the Mid-Atlantic Gateway." What a nice thing to say (and for us to hear.) We appreciate that Mike!

This episode features a great look at the March 20 show, which as Mike and Roman Gomez point out, was a good one, the show almost stolen my the great promos and match with Sgt. Slaughter. Sgt. Slaughter does a great interview on the opening of the show making it clear her was ready for the challenge of Wahoo McDaniel or Ricky Steamboat and even from NWA World Champion Ric Flair. Sarge also has a more competitive than usual TV match with "young lion" Ron Ritchie.

We loved Mike's rant about how the over-dubbed music WWE places over the original music on these shows. We know why they do it, but we were cheering on Mike as he lamented the loss of one of the special things about these shows.

Regarding the podcast, if you're still unfamiliar (and if you are a Mid-Atlantic fan, you should be checking this great podcast out every week), Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez  review another episode form the series that is currently available in the In-Ring/Territories section of the WWE Network. The podcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network and is available to stream on their website and anywhere else you get your podcasts (such as iTunes, etc.)

We continue to enjoy this weekly deep dive into each of these Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling episodes and encourage you to check it out if you haven't already done so.

Also available from the podcast is a special "Prelude Episode" that set the stage for the year 1982 and things to come, as well as two "bonus" episodes, one looking back at Starrcade '84, the other a special bio/profile of the patriarch of the Crockett promotional empire Jim Crockett, Sr. Both of these bonus shows are excellent!

Previous Episodes of the podcast can be found on their website as well as linked from our TV and Podcast Summary Index. David Taub's summary of this show, with match results for the week, can be found here.

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From the "Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast" website for this episode:

Big Bill Ward

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns alongside Roman Gomez, to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from March 20, 1982, featuring:
  • US Champion Sergeant Slaughter takes out his frustrations with Ric Flair on a surprisingly game Ron Ritchie. 
  • A Murderer’s Row of promos on the show, including Flair, Slaughter, Piper, Stevens, Idol, Anderson, Hansen, Koloff and Valiant.
  • Roddy Piper once again dominates the commentary, and also shows a heart for the retarded children coming to the Crockett Park BBQ.
  • Valuable bumper stickers and C-Band satellite dishes.
  • Plus a tribute to Lance Russell’s Nose, top results from around the loop, and much more on another exciting edition of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast!

Also, be sure to also check out David Taub's summaries of the Mid-Atlantic shows that are on the WWE Network. We will be cross-referencing that listing with links to the podcast episodes as well.