Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: July 17, 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: 7/17/82
(taped 7/14/82 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 7/17/82

Bob Caudle opens the show and is joined by Jack Brisco. A very low key Jack talks about losing to Piper last week. We see a brief clip of Piper nailing Brisco with a roll of coins from last week. Jack isn’t sure what Piper had but vows to get his belt back.

Match 1:
Jake Roberts & Jimmy Valiant d. Jim Dalton & Juan Reynoso
The WWE Network edit of Valiant’s music plays. As he’s dancing around ringside, Roberts is already starting the match. The blue-romper wearing Sonny Fargo is the referee for the hour. It’s tag team day on MACW. Valiant wrestling more aggressive than normal. He finishes Reynoso with the elbow drop.


Match 2:
Non-Title Match: Pvt. Jim Nelson & Pvt. Don Kernodle [Mid-A Tag Champs] d. Mike Davis & Porkchop Cash
Still no mention of when The Privates regained the Mid-Atlantic tag championship. The Privates are wearing matching singlet instead of the camouflage pants/black shirt garb. Kernodle finished off a groggy Davis with the clothelsine off the middle rope.

-Int. w/Caudle: Nelson & Kernodle
A lot of smack talk from The Privates. They say they want to go after the world tag team title. At least someone wants to go after it.


Match 3:
Sgt. Slaughter & Matt Borne & Ivan Koloff (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Ron Ritchie & King Parsons & Abe Jacobs
Some good back and forth, with Parsons looking strong. Jacobs does a lot of wrestling. He gets a small package for a two on Slaughter. Sarge returns with a clothesline and gets the pin.


-Int. w/Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter; Koloff and Humperdink
Slaughter wants Wahoo in any match, including a Indian strap match. Slaughter admits he is so beat up, even the barracks, his wife, his gardener and his dog don’t recognize him.  Pardon the pun, but it’s going to be a slaughter when he faces Wahoo. Ivan has boxing head gear, a shovel, and still the TV title belt. Koloff is incomprehensible. Lots of talk about Jimmy Valiant. Humperdink says Piper and Muraco are ready for the Brisco Brothers.

Caudle introduces the next match via blue screen. From Texas, The Monk?


Match 4
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Bill White & The Monk
Humperdink sticks on commentator. Caudle asks why he was in the corner in the last match. Strength in numbers. Commentary revolves around Piper vs. Brisco. Steamboat pins The Monk after a Samoan drop.

-Int. w/Caudle: David Patterson & Ben Alexander
This is in lieu of a local promo.  Patterson says Alexander tells him Wahoo chops like a butterfly. Caudle has his doubts. Alexander can handle Wahoo. Patterson is confident in his team.


-Int. w/Caudle: Jack Brisco, Ricky Steamboat
Brisco talks about Piper. We go to a VTR from World Wide of Piper & Muraco vs. Keith Larson & Abe Jacobs. Brisco narrates the clip. Steamboat chimes in on Piper, and says both Briscos will be going after him. They play another VTR (with no sound) from World Wide of David Crockett talking with Slaugther, Mosca and Piper. Piper has dollar bills pinned all over his short. For some reason he pours champagne into a trash can.

Match 5:
Wahoo McDaniel & Jack Brisco d. David Patterson & Ben Alexander
Caudle references Patterson and Alexander’s remarks from before, so maybe those weren’t in lieu of local proms. Of course we see lots of Wahoo chops. A cool finishing sequence sees a Wahoo chop knock Alexander down, prone to a Brisco figure four for the submission.

-Int. w/Caudle: McDaniel & Brisco
Brisco says his brother Jerry is ready to come back. Watch out Piper and Muraco. Wahoo doesn’t have much sympathy for Slaughter. He wants the United States championship back.

“So long for now!

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Results for the week, 7/12/82-7/18/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 7/12/82 Greenville, SC
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a New York street fight
Ricky Steamboat beat Angelo Mosca
Jake Roberts beat The Ninja
Evelyn Stevens beat Winona Little Heart
Mike Davis beat Ben Alexander
Kelly Kiniski beat Ken Timbs
Mike Rotundo beat Bill White

Tue., 7/13/82 Columbia, SC — Township Auditorium
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff by DQ in a New York street fight
Paul Jones beat Matt Borne by DQ
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
Mike Rotundo beat Ali Bey

Sat., 7/17/82 Greensboro, NC —Greensboro Coliseum
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Don Muraco & Roddy Piper
Sgt. Slaughter beat Wahoo McDaniel by DQ
Paul Jones beat Angelo Mosca
Winona Little Heart beat Evelyn Stevens
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat King Parsons & Porkchop Cash
Gene Anderson beat Johnny Weaver
Mike Rotundo beat Juan Reynosa
Ron Ritchie beat The Monk

Sat., 7/17/82 Wilmington, NC — Legion Stadium
Jimmy Valiant vs. Ivan Koloff in a steel cage match
Leroy Brown vs. The Ninja
Jake Roberts vs. Matt Borne
Johnny Weaver vs. David Patterson
Kelly Kiniski vs. Jim Dalton
Tim Horner vs. Steve Sybert
Keith Larson vs. Ken Timbs
Mike Davis vs. Ali Bey

Sun., 7/18/82 Kingsport, TN
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
Ricky Steamboat beat Gene Anderson
Tim Horner beat The Monk
Keith Larson beat Bill White
Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts beat Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle by DQ

Sun., 7/18/82 (8 p.m.) Roanoke, VA — Roanoke Civic Center
Leroy Brown vs. Ninja (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink)
Chain match: Jimmy Valiant vs. Ivan Koloff
U.S. Heavyweight championship: Sgt. Slaughter vs. Wahoo McDaniel