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Mid-Atlantic TV Update: August 21, 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: 8/21/82
(taped 8/18/82 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 8/21/82
We skip a week. Please email me if you have access to the 8/14/82 show.

Bob Caudle opens the show, letting us know that the odd tag team of Roddy Piper & Jimmy Valiant will be here. Caudle says he’s even befuddled by that.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair
Flair joins Caudle. Flair is livid, and delivered an angry promo like I’ve never seen before. He trash talks Jim Crockett Jr. He mentions a few times that Crockett was one of the wealthiest men around. Flair says he will not face Wahoo McDaniel again. Crockett, as NWA president, made a power play to force a rematch. But, the NWA board sided with Flair, and in protest, Crockett resigned.
As we go to break, we hear Flair say “what is this?”


Flair feels his next match is a prank, a rib. And when he sees Leroy Dargan in the ring, well, Flair goes racial. This is bad, even for 1982. “Where I’m from, we don’t wrestle guys like that, we employ them.”

That gets a groan from Caudle. McDaniel comes out to confront Flair. Kelly Kiniski and Mike Rotundo hold Wahoo back. Flair relents and says he’ll face the guy in the ring. Flair turns around, and Jack Brisco is now in the ring. Flair tries to weasel his way out, but eventually steps in.

Match 1
Non-title match: Jack Brisco [Mid-Atlantic Champions] d. Ric Flair [NWA World Champion]
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Paul Jones joins Caudle on the mic. And, it appears Jones made his heel turn last week. Jones is angry and has nothing nice to say about Brisco. In the ring, Brisco is in control with a series of mat moves. Brisco has a short-arm scissors around Flair’s arm and starts to roll around in the ring. That’s a lost move. Flair reverses to get Brisco on his back for a few two-counts. Of course, Flair had his foot in the corner for leverage. Both men are back up, and Brisco wins a slug fest, knocking Flair down. More even-handed wrestling with the advantage switching back and forth.

Piledriver by Flair, but Brisco able to kick out. Flair in control. Flair with a suplex, but Brisco slips behind and puts Flair in the sleeper. Flair back suplexes his way out of it. Flair gets the figure four on, but Brisco reverses. Flair gets to the rope. A few minutes later, Flair goes to the top, but Brisco throws him off and tries a figure four of his own. Flair able to wiggle out of it. Lots more chain wrestling.

We got to the head scissors-roll up-bridge up-backslide spot. Brisco gets the pin! Jones can’t believe it. Flair attacks Brisco from behind afterward. Wahoo makes the save and Flair takes a powder.
An irate Flair says no one gets away with this.


Match 2
Jimmy Valiant & Roddy Piper d. Jim Dalton & Ken Timbs
The Network edit brings out Valiant & Piper. Valiant has small, red tap recorder, presumably playing his music.  Caudle remains in disbelief about the Valiant/Piper team. Valiant is dancing around. Piper comes out calm, then unloads on Dalton. Valiant has the “Kiss My” on the back of his tights. Piper has a large bandage on his chest, from the stabbing incident earlier in the month. We skip a week, and we miss Piper’s babyface turn. Piper’s in-ring style hasn’t changed, he is still cheating behind the referee’s back. Caudle calls them a wild team. Piper finishes off Timbs with an aggressive sleeper. He doesn’t release right away after the bell.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jim Dalton & Ken Timbs
This is in lieu of local interviews. Dalton and Timbs make up excuses for their loss and issue idle threats to Piper and Valiant.


Match 3
Paul Jones (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Keith Larson
We miss a week, and we miss Jones’ heel turn. Humperdink joins Caudle, praises Jones for joining his House of Humperdink. He notes Jones’ change of heart. Jones has most of the match. When Larson makes his comeback, Humperdink gets on the apron. That distraction allows Jones to knock Larson down with a fist. Jones follows up with an unnamed brainbuster (called a “suplay” by Caudle) for the win.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper
Piper with the babyface interview. Caudle starts by calling Piper a hero, an honorific Piper rejects. Piper says he still pulls his women by the hair. He doesn’t need Humperdink to make him a star. “A star I are,” Piper says. Now the insults start.
House of Humperdink: What is that, little midgets and leathers?
Leroy Brown: makes fun of his dye job and earing. “Very becoming. Becoming an idiot.”
Ivan Koloff: well, Piper let him off easy. Then Piper bangs his head into the wall of the set.
Gene Anderson: Piper makes fun of Anderson’s twitch.
By the way, it was only a week later that Piper turned babyface on World Championship Wrestling, saving Gordon Solie from Magnificent Muraco.

Valiant comes out to conclude the interview, spouting nonsense. Piper dances, sort of. They hug and slap hands at the end. Caudle intuitively calls them from another world.


Match 4
Non-title match: Sgt. Slaughter [U.S. champion] d. Jake Roberts
Slaughter has Indian feathers sticking out of the back of his hat. Another miss from last week — Slaughter tearing up Wahoo’s headdress.
Watching this match, for some reason, I have the feeling Jake is on his way out. At one point, it looked like a double blown spot. Apparently, it was supposed to be double-clothesline. Both men missed, but Roberts still sold his head. Slaughter sold his midsection. Slaughter follows with a dropkick! That’s a first. Maybe an only. Roberts makes a comeback, with the knee lift. He goes for a second knee lift, only to be met by a Slaughter clothesline. And, then the pin.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink and Gene Anderson
Mostly trash talk on Wahoo McDaniel.


Match 5
Wahoo McDaniel d. Gene Anderson (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) by DQ
Caudle calls this a great hour of wrestling wit the Flair-Brisco match and the Piper/Valiant team. After a few minutes of action, Humperdink trips Wahoo and the referee calls for the DQ. By this time, Koloff and Slaughter are at ringside. Nothing comes of it.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink, Leroy Brown, Ivan Koloff, Gene Anderson; Sgt. Slaughter. Now, Humperdink talks about Piper and Valiant. And the Briscos. Brown towers over everyone. Koloff says it just started between him and Valiant. Brown throws threats out to Ricky Steamboat. Sgt. Slaughter comes in to talk about a hair vs. title Indian strap match coming up. He says Wahoo tricked him. Slaughter notes Wahoo is undefeated in 300 Indian strap matches, but Slaughter has a plan.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 8/09/16-8/22/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 8/9/82 Oshawa, Ontario (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Mike Rotundo beat Juan Reynosa
Kelly Kiniski beat Jim Dalton
Paul Jones beat Bill White
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson beat Johnny Weaver & Billy Red Lyons
Jay Youngblood beat Gene Anderson

Mon, 8/9/82 Greenville, SC — Memorial Auditorium
Canadian Lumberjack match: Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter
Keith Larson beat Tim Horner
Ron Ritchie beat Ali Bey
King Parsons & Pork Chop Cash beat Ken Timbs & Matt Borne
Jake Roberts beat Angelo Mosca
Jimmy Valiant & Jack Brisco beat Ivan Koloff & Leroy Brown

Tu., 8/10/82 Columbia, SC — Township Auditorium
Mike Davis beat Ali Bey
Ivan Koloff & Leroy Brown beat Ricky Steamboat & Jimmy Valiant
Kandi Malloy & Ron Ritchie beat Ben Alexander & Donna Christianello
King Parsons beat Ken Timbs
Keith Larson beat Tim Horner

Tu., 8/10/82 Raleigh, NC — Raleigh Civic Center
Canadian Lumberjack match: Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter
Jack Brisco beat Angelo Mosca
Jake Roberts beat Ole Anderson
Matt Borne beat Porkchop Cash
Leilani Kai & Joyce Grable beat Velvet McIntyre & Sabrina

Wed., 8/11/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Jack Brisco & Jake Roberts beat Ken Timbs & Juan Reynosa
Pvt. Kernodle beat Leroy Dargon
Paul Jones & Gene Anderson beat Keith Larson & Abe Jacobs
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Pvt. Nelson & Jim Dalton
Ivan Koloff & Leroy Brown beat Mike Davis & Tim Horner
Kelly Kiniski & Mike Rotundo beat Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle by DQ
Ricky Steamboat, Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts beat Jim Dalton, Ben Alexander & Juan Reynosa
Jack Brisco beat Matt Borne
Paul Jones beat Tim Horner
Ivan Koloff beat Leroy Dargon

Thu., 8/12/82 Sumter, SC
Ivan Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant in a New York street fight
Ricky Steamboat vs. The Ninja
Jake Roberts & Jay Youngblood vs. Angelo Mosca & Matt Borne
Ron Ritchie vs. David Patterson
Tim Horner vs. Juan Reynosa
Tim Horner vs. Bill White

Thu., 8/12/82 Rocky Mount, NC
Ken Timbs d. Mike Davis
Mike Rotundo d. Ali Bey
Kelly Kiniski d. Jim Dalton
Pork Chop Cash & King Parsons d. Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Gene Anderson d. Johnny Weaver
Jack Brisco d. Leroy Brown
Wahoo McDaniel d. Sgt. Slaughter

Fri., 8/13/82 Charleston, SC — County Hall
Women’s title: Fabulous Moolah [ch.] beat Peggy Lee
Wahoo McDaniel & Jack Brisco beat Sgt. Slaughter & Leroy Brown
Jake Roberts beat Matt Borne
Kelly Kiniski beat Jim Dalton
Bill White draw Keith Larson

Fri., 8/13/82 Wilmington, NC
Jimmy Valiant vs. Ivan Koloff in a New York street fight
Paul Jones vs. Angelo Mosca
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson vs. Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
Mike Rotundo vs. David Patterson
Juan Reynosa vs. Tim Horner

Sat., 8/14/82 Collinsville, VA — Patrick Henry Community College Gym
Jimmy Valiant & Jack Brisco vs. Ivan Koloff & Angelo Mosca
Johnny Weaver vs. Matt Borne
Fabulous Moolah & Donna Christianello vs. Penny Mitchell & Sherri Martel
Keith Larson vs. Ali Bey
King Parsons vs. David Patterson

Sun., 8/15/82 Asheville, NC
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a New York street fight
Jack Brisco & Paul Jones beat Sgt. Slaughter & Leroy Brown by DQ
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Juan Reynosa & The Ninja
Gene Anderson beat Johnny Weaver
Ron Ritchie beat Jim Dalton
Keith Larson beat Ken Timbs

Sun., 8/15/82 Roanoke, VA — Roanoke Civic Center
Ricky Steamboat beat Matt Borne
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jake Roberts & Jay Youngblood
Mike Rotundo beat Ben Alexander
Kelly Kiniski beat Bill White
Mike Davis beat Ali Bey
U.S. Heavyweight championship: Jack Brisco beat Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] by DQ
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a cage match

Mon., 8/16/82 Greenville, SC
Judy Martin beat Candi Malloy
Porkchop Cash beat Bill White
King Parsons draw Juan Reynosa
Jack Brisco & Wahoo McDaniel beat Roddy Piper & Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Jake Roberts

Tue., 8/17/82 Raleigh, NC
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Jimmy Valiant
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Ron Ritchie beat Juan Reynosa
Gene Anderson beat Johnny Weaver
Jay Youngblood beat The Ninja by DQ
Jim Dalton & Bill White beat Mike Davis & Keith Larson

Tur., 8/17/82 Columbia, SC
Wahoo McDaniel, Jerry Brisco & Jake Roberts beat Ivan Koloff, Roddy Piper & Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Paul Jones beat Abe Jacobs
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons draw Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Mike Rotundo beat Ali Bey

Wed., 8/18/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Jack Brisco beat NWA World Champion Ric Flair
Roddy Piper & Jimmy Valiant beat Ken Timbs & Jim Dalton
Paul Jones beat Keith Larson
Sgt Slaughter beat Jake Roberts
Wahoo McDaniel beat Gene Anderson by DQ
Gen Anderson & Leroy Brown beat Kelly Kiniski & Mike Rotundo
Sgt. Slaughter beat Keith Larson
Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel beat Ken Timbs & Jim Dalton
Paul Jones beat Abe Jacobs
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff by DQ

Wed., 8/18/82 Wadesboro, NC
Ron Ritchie beat The Scorpion
Juan Reynosa beat Mike Davis
Jay Youngblood beat The Ninja by DQ
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Jack Brisco

Thu., 8/19/82 Winston-Salem, NC
NWA champion Ric Flair vs. Roddy Piper(sub for Jack Brisco)
Wahoo McDaniel & Roddy Piper vs. Paul Jones & Sgt. Slaughter
Jake Roberts vs. Gene Anderson
Juan Reynosa vs. Kelly Kiniski
Ken Timbs & Ali Bey vs. Mike Davis & Ron Ritchie

Thu., 8/19/82 Harrisonburg, VA
Bill White beat King Parsons
Mike Rotundo beat Jim Dalton
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
Jay Youngblood beat Ninja by DQ
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a cage match

Fri., 8/20/82 Charleston, SC — County Hall
NWA World Champion Ric Flair DCO with Wahoo McDaniel
Gene Anderson beat Glenn Lane [Lane was an area local]
Kelly Kiniski beat The Scorpion
Ron Ritchie draw Juan Reynosa
Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson
U.S. Championship: Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] d. Jake Roberts

Sat., 8/21/82 Dillon, SC
Mike Davis beat Jim Dalton
Ken Timbs beat Bill White
Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle beat Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood beat Gene Anderson & The Ninja
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown by DQ

Sat., 8/21/82 Greensboro, NC
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter in a lumberjack match

Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a Siberian glove match
Mike Rotundo, Roddy Piper & Jerry Brisco beat Ric Flair, Paul Jones & Oliver Humperdink
Kelly Kiniski beat Juan Reynosa
Ron Ritchie beat Ben Alexander
Ali Bey beat Keith Larson

Sun., 8/22/82 Toronto, Ontario
Tony Parisi beat Ken Timbs
Johnny Weaver beat Alex Girard
Paul Jones beat The Ninja
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson to win NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Title
Andre The Giant beat John Studd
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund beat Jimmy Snuka

Sun., 8/22/82 Charlotte, NC
U.S. Heavyweight Title vs. Hair: Wahoo McDaniel d. Sgt. Slaughter to title
Roddy Piper, Jerry Brisco & Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff, Leroy Brown & Gene Anderson
Mike Rotundo beat Bill White
Kelly Kiniski draw Jim Dalton
Ron Ritchie beat Juan Reynosa
Mike Davis beat Ali Bey

Sun., 8/22/82 Cincinnati, OH
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Tommy Rich