Monday, March 16, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: July 24, 1982

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
on the WWE Network
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
TV Summaries & Reviews
by David Taub
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

This is a review of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling as it appeared 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: 7/24/82
(taped 7/21/82 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 7/24/82

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Leroy Brown & Sir Oliver Humperdink
What is Bad, Bad Leroy Brown doing back, and with Humperdinck? M-O-N-E-Y. Humperdink promises this is the last time you’ll see Brown in ratty clothes. He promises to make Brown the first black NWA World Heavyweight champion. Caudle refers to this stable as the House of Humperdink


Match 1
Leroy Brown (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Keith Larson
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Larson has a red-white-blue French flag tights. Brown nails Larson with the big elbow drop. He picks him up at two, then pins him. Brown continues the pounding. Steamboat tries to make the save, and Brown seems to get the better of him. Steamboat just gets out of the way of a big splash. Jack Brisco and Wahoo McDaniel come out and Brown and Humperdink takes a powder.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink
We go to the same VTR from last week’s World Wide of Piper & Muraco vs. Larson & Abe Jacobs. After, Humperdink talks more about classing up Leroy Brown.


Match 2
Jimmy Valiant d. Jeff Sword
WWE Network edit brings out Valiant. Ivan Koloff comes to ringside, saying he is proud to be Russian, and rants about Valiant. Dave Hebner is the referee for this match. Come to think of it, this is the same match the 1/09/82 episode. Valiant wins with the elbow drop.

-Comments from Ivan Koloff and Sir Oliver Humperdink
Humperdink is by himself in front of a mic stand. He says he can’t get more TV time, so he had to buy this. Not sure if this is supposed to be local promo time. Koloff has the boxing head gear and a shovel. The pair rant about rock and roll music, and fence matches. They are sick of Valiant. The WWE Network edit music plays. We see a garbage can fly through the screen. In comes Valiant, as Humperdink and Koloff run. The edited music drowns out most of what Valiant has to say. He pulls out a small chain and wants a New York street fight.


Match 3
Non-Title Match: Sgt. Slaughter [U.S. Champion) d. Tim Horner
Caudle is still talking about Leroy Brown joining the House of Humperdink. Slaughter picks up the win after the leaping clothesline.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter
Slaughter says there is a conspiracy. He says he was supposed to face Abe Jacobs, but instead gets Horner. He blames Wahoo McDaniel. As Slaughter is ranting, Wahoo attacks him from behind with an Indian strap. Slaughter retreats to the ring. He refers to getting hit in the belt last week with the Marine belt. Must have been on World Wide. Wahoo talks about a series of Canadian lumberjack matches versus Slaughter.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: David Patterson & Ken Timbs
If it is Patterson, it must be in lieu of local promos. Same promo as always. They are confident in their next TV match. Patterson lays in some Spanish. Caudle asks for a translation. Pretty much, Patterson is ready for Steamboat & Brisco.

Match 4:
Jack Brisco & Rick Steamboat d. David Patterson & Ken Timbs
Brisco gets Timbs in the figure four early, but Patterson breaks it up. After some brief offense by the heels, the babyfaces take over and toy with Timbs. Despite that, Timbs is actually kicking out of suplexes and the heels just can’t put him away. Not a chop, not a suplex, not a knee to the head, not an Oklahoma roll. Caudle mentions that Patterson already used his save. Double shoulder block sends Timbs and Brisco to the mat. What? A competitive match? Finally, Brisco holds Timbs as Steamboat comes off the top with a splash for the pin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat & Jack Brisco
Steamboat has a starter’s beard for the record. Both men are blown up. Steamboat talks about Leroy Brown. Brisco wants Piper or Muraco in a Texas Death match. Jerry Brisco is coming back.
Not even the “So Long for Now.” It appears cut off. Also unusual as the WWE Network is playing its version of the out theme, it plays the opening notes not heard before.

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Results for the week, 7/19/82-7/25/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 7/19/82 Greenville, SC
Mike Davis beat Ali Bey
Mike Rotundo beat Ken Timbs
Kelly Kiniski draw David Patterson
Matt Borne beat Johnny Weaver
Angelo Mosca, Masked Superstar & Ivan Koloff beat Jimmy Valiant, Jack Brisco & Ricky Steamboat

Tue., 7/20/82 Columbia, SC— Township Auditorium
Johnny Weaver beat David Patterson
Kelly Kiniski beat Bill White
Sgt. Slaughter beat Wahoo McDaniel
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs
Tim Horner beat Juan Reynosa
Ricky Steamboat & Jack Brisco beat Angelo Mosca & Gene Anderson

Tue., 7/20/82 Raleigh, NC — Raleigh Civic Center
Keith Larson d. Ali Bey
Ron Ritchie d. The Monk
Mike Rotundo d. Jim Dalton
Jay Youngblood d. Matt Borne
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle d. Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
Leroy Brown d. The Ninja
Cage match: Jimmy Valiant d. Ivan Koloff

Fri., 7/23/82 Charleston, SC — Charleston County Hall
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a steel cage match
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts
Leroy Brown beat The Ninja
Gene Anderson beat Porkchop Cash
Mike Rotundo beat David Patterson
Tim Horner beat Bill White

Fri., 7/23/82 Richmond, VA — Richmond Coliseum
King Parsons d. Juan Reynoso
Paul Jones d. Matt Borne
Johnny Weaver d. Jim Dalton
Rick Steamboat -draw- Magnificent Muraco
Jack Brisco d. Roddy Piper by CO
Canadian lumberjack match: Sgt. Slaughter d. Wahoo McDaniel

Sat., 7/24/82 Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Coliseum
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter in a lumberjack match
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a New York street fight
Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Roddy Piper & Don Muraco in a Texas death match
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts beat Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Mike Rotundo beat Bill White
Tim Horner draw David Patterson

Sun., 7/25/82 Toronto, ON — Maple Leaf Gardens (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
The Destroyer beat Nick DeCarlo
Tony Parisi beat Tim Gerrard
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Jimmy Snuka beat WWF World Champion Bob Backlund by countout
The Ninja beat Johnny Weaver
Andre The Giant beat John Studd by DQ
Angelo Mosca beat Gene Kiniski in a lumberjack match

Sun., 7/25/82 Asheville, NC
Jack Brisco & Wahoo McDaniel beat Roddy Piper & Sgt. Slaughter
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
Jake Roberts beat Matt Borne
Paul Jones beat Gene Anderson
Kelly Kiniski draw David Patterson
Ron Ritchie beat Juan Reynosa
Mike Rotundo beat Jim Dalton