Thursday, March 05, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: July 10, 1982

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
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by David Taub
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 7/10/82     Piper vs. Brisco!
(taped 07/07/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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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.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: July 10, 1982 (taped 7/07/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network feed

Bob Caudle welcomes us to the show, joined by David Crockett. Finally, that context I wanted last week. Crockett explains Piper stole the Mid-Atlantic championship. Jack Brisco is the champion. Piper agreed to wrestle Brisco for $10,000 cash.

Piper comes in and agrees to surrender the title belt. Crockett hands a wad of cash. But … “you’re scum. That’s what you are.” Piper goes nuts because that’s not $10,000. Out come Wahoo McDaniel and Rick Steamboat. Wahoo says you got Brisco on short notice because the banks are closed on the holiday. (Huh? What holiday is July 7?) Steamboat and Wahoo each drop down $2,000.

Piper hands the money and belt to referee Stu Schwartz. Piper has one more demand — Wahoo and Steamboat have to leave. If they enter the studio, Brisco loses automatically.

That match is next!


We are back, and Piper is still arguing with Caudle. He hands the money again to Schwartz. “You leave the studio, and it’s going to be your life.” Piper is insistent that if Wahoo and Steamboat enter the studio, he automatically wins. Piper points to the referee “If you leave the studio, I’ll kill you!” Crockett is getting perturbed. We’ll finally have the match next.


Match 1: 
Roddy Piper d. Jack Brisco to win Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship.
Sonny Fargo in his blue romper is the referee for the hour. This is probably the most famous match of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling TV series. Immortalized on tape trading in the 1980s. Brisco with the good amateur-style wrestling. The two battle for go-behinds. Brisco continue to gets the better of Piper. Brisco hits a huge clothesline in a series that saw Piper go high on the leapfrog. Brisco works the headlock and if you want to know why Brisco is a legend (and Piper too), the way they worked this headlock for minutes is incredible. Piper did everything to break out of it, and Brisco continued to hold on. Finally, as Brisco went to run up the corner for a leverage move with the headlock, Piper reversed into a back suplex to break the hold.
The two trade sleeper holds. This is one of the most intense TV matches ever! Piper gets knocked to the outside. It looks like grabbed something out of his tights. Fargo tries to back Brisco up. Brisco shoves him aside. That distraction allows Piper to nail Brisco in the head. Caudle right away calls it for what it was, a roll of coins. The camera shows a close up of the coins on the mat.
An exhausted Piper grabs the belt, and sit against the studio wall, wailing.  He kisses the cash. And the classic excuse about the money in the ring.
“That’s people. People threw it in the ring.”
Piper gloats. “Who? Who’s the winner?”
“I hit him with nothing but power. Power and money. I told you Piper pays back.”


-Int. w/Caudle: King Parsons
Parsons talks about Piper vs. Brisco. He says for that amount of money, he might of done the same thing himself. Parsons talks about his background. Five years mature, two-time Golden Gloves champion in Chicago. Says this is the toughest training he’s ever done. A pro for four years. He’s been to Germany, the northwest. Mid-Atlantic is the toughest.


Match 2:
Non-Title Match: Sgt. Slaughter [United States ch.] d. King Parsons
Sir Oliver Humperdink joins Caudle. They still talk about Brisco vs. Piper. Slaughter looks beat up, with tape on his nose, a little out of shape. Parsons hits two dropkicks. ON the third, Slaughter catches him in mid-air with a tackle. The Slaughter Cannon finishes off Parsons.


-Int. w/Caudle: Roddy Piper & Sgt. Slaughter
A calmer Piper wants to be introduced as the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion. Piper gloats about winning the money. He says he made Brisco look like a squaw. Slaughter comes in and says they have the belts, and the power. Slaughter is angry at Wahoo for busting his face. He holds a pair of 3-D glasses saying Wahoo will need those. (Pop culture note: “Friday the 13th: 3D” would be released in the next moth).


Match 3:
Greg Valentine d. Keith Larson
All Valentine. The big elbow smash gets the win.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine
Caudle praises Valentine seeing he’s in the best shape he’s been in. Of course, Valentine is blown up doing the interview. He says he’s back from a tour of the northeast. He mentions he won the world title from Bob Backlund, but Backlund won’t admit it. He reminds everyone that he busted Wahoo’s leg. He’s the master of about 1,000 holds, including the Figure Four. Valentine drops Flair’s name. He says he busted Flair’s nose. He likes the competition in Mid-Atlantic.


Match 4:
Jay Youngblood & Ricky Steamboat d. Bill White & Ali Bey
Ali Bey is short, stocky and barefoot, because all Turkish wrestlers are short, stocky and barefoot. Humperdink ponders a Youngblood & Steamboat vs. Ninja & Mosca match up. Steamboat presses Youngblood onto White for the pin. Humperdink takes a powder, not wanting to associate with the men coming to the interview desk.

-Int. w/Caudle: Wahoo McDaniel; Jack Brisco; Jay Youngblood
McDaniel talks about Brisco losing, and losing the money. He says somewhere down the line, he’ll take $2,000 out of somebody’s hide. We go to a replay of the Brisco vs. Piper finish. Brisco is out. He says he’s never been hit that hard. He feels bad for losing the money. He’ll pay Piper back.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 7/05/82-7/11/82  (source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 7/05/82 Greenville, SC
Sgt. Slaughter beat Wahoo McDaniel
Ricky Steamboat beat Angelo Mosca by DQ
The Ninja beat Jake Roberts
Jay Youngblood beat Gene Anderson
Ron Ritchie beat Jim Dalton
Tim Horner beat Juan Reynosa
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson beat Porkchop Cash & King Parsons

Tue., 7/06/82 Columbia, SC — Township Auditorium
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter
Keith Larson beat Ali Bey
Matt Borne draw Mike Rotundo
Kelly Kiniski beat Jim Dalton
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper
Paul Jones & Jay Youngblood beat Angelo Mosca & Gene Anderson

Tue., 7/06/82 Raleigh, NC — Raleigh Civic Center
Ron Ritchie d. Juan Reynoso
Tim Horner d. Bill White
The Monk d. Mike Davis
Mid-Atlantic tag team championship: Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle Pork Chop Cash & King Parsons
Ricky Steamboat vs. Greg Valentine
Ninja (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) vs. Jake Roberts
Russian chain match: Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant

Thu., 7/08/82 Hendersonville, NC — East Henderson High School Stadium
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper
Ricky Steamboat beat Greg Valentine
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts vs. Gene Anderson & Ninja
Kelly Kiniski vs. Jim Dalton
Mike Rotundo vs. David Patterson
Tim Horner vs. The Monk

Thu., 7/8/82 Sumter, SC
Jimmy Valiant vs. Ivan Koloff in a cage match
Wahoo McDaniel vs. Sgt Slaughter
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson vs. Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
Evelyn Stevens vs. Winona Little Heart
Jay Youngblood vs. Angelo Mosca
Ron Ritchie vs. Matt Borne
Keith Larsen vs. Ken Timbs

Fri., 7/09/82 Charleston, SC — Charleston Town Hall
Sgt Slaughter vs. Ricky Steamboat
Jack Brisco vs. Roddy Piper
Jay Youngblood vs. Angelo Mosca
David Patterson & Juan Reynosa vs. Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
Plus 3 other matches

Sat., 7/10/82 Charlotte, NC
Jack Brisco & Ricky Steamboat beat Roddy Piper & Don Muraco in a cage match
Sgt. Slaughter beat Wahoo McDaniel
Jay Youngblood beat Greg Valentine by DQ
Matt Borne draw Mike Rotundo
Kelly Kiniski beat Ken Timbs
Ron Ritchie beat Juan Reynosa
Bill White beat Keith Larson

Sun., 7/11/82 Toronto, ON
Maple Leaf Gardens (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Ivan Koloff beat Jimmy Valiant
Jake Roberts beat The Ninja by DQ
Johnny Weaver beat Tim Gerrard
Sgt. Slaughter beat Wahoo McDaniel
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper
Tony Parisi beat Bob Marcus
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund beat Greg Valentine