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Mid-Atlantic TV Update: August 7, 1982

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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: 8/07/82
(taped 8/04/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)

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WWE Network Direct Link to this show: Mid-Atlantic 8/07/82

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Wahoo McDaniel & Jack Brisco [includes comments from Ric Flair]
Caudle talks to the new Mid-Atlantic champion. Wahoo and Brisco celebrate. Brisco says he has the title back, now he wants to get the $10,000 back. Wahoo talks about chasing Flair. We go to pre-recorded comments from Flair, taped from the Championship Wrestling from Florida studio. Flair says he’s coming back to the Carolinas, namedropping many city names. He also lists off Wahoo, Brisco, Steamboat, Youngblood and Roberts as potential challengers. He says to line them up. Back to Wahoo. He’s looking forward to it.

Caudle mentions we also have a new TV champion, Jimmy Valiant. We go to a still of Bill Ward interviewing Valiant holding the title belt. Action is coming up after the break.


Match 1:
Wahoo McDaniel & Jack Brisco d. David Patterson & Ben Alexander
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Talk of Flair coming in. All babyfaces this match. Brisco submits Patterson to the figure four, as Wahoo holds Alexander at bay.


Match 2:
Leroy Brown (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Ron Ritchie
Caudle reminds us how Leroy Brown became really bad recently. Humperdink joins Caudle on the mic. He says he will make Brown the first black world champion. Lots of power moves from Brown. His beard is weirdly dyed. Humperdink namedrops Andre the Giant. Brown wins with the elbow.

-Local promos w/Bill Ward: Pvt. Jim Nelson & Pvt. Don Kernodle; Ivan Koloff
This is in lieu of local promos. The Privates note that Wahoo is now the U.S. champion, but Slaughter cut his hair. However, this earned the Sarge a 30-day suspension. I’m guessing the episode with these promos aired weeks after the listed air date of August 7. Privates still holding the Mid-Atlantic tag title. Koloff is in, raving about Valiant. He is holding up a dress, so I guess the stipulation matches with Valiant will go on (this feud started in January, if not earlier!).


Match 3:
Ricky Steamboat d. Juan Reynoso
Steamboat has a full beard. Caudle still talking about Leroy Brown, and Ric Flair. Reynoso has some offense in the match, but Steamboat wins in the end with the body press off the top rope.

-Int. w/ Bob Caudle: Ricky Steamboat
Steamboat offers congratulations to Jimmy Valiant for his TV title win. Says he’s still going after Leroy Brown.


-Int. w/ Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper
Pretty significant interview here. Piper just lost the Mid-Atlantic championship to Brisco the previous day (8/03/82 in Raleigh). A fan stabbed Piper after the match. Piper addresses being hurt, without directly saying he was stabbed. Saying it has been all over the papers he was hurt. Mentions some geek out there trying to challenge him. Piper says he chased them down, and he insulted him. Piper says he’s smart enough not to smoke or go to jail. Piper then turns the conversation to Brisco. Piper says he will get back up and more vicious.

At this time, Oliver Humperdink and Ivan Koloff come out. Humperdink says if Piper was working for him, that may not have happened. He offers Piper a contract. Piper rips it up and walks off.
The start of a Piper babyface turn. All it took was a fan stabbing. Piper is noticeably holding his right side. His beige plaid jacket is a sight to behold.

Back to Humperdink and Koloff. Humperdink lets Piper’s actions go. He says he is understandably upset. Talk turns to Koloff and Valiant. Koloff has the chain, a shovel and Siberian alt miner’s glove. Humperdink says Valiant won’t hold the TV title for long.

For the record, it seems the exact date Valiant won is not readily available. My research shows it took place on Aug. 3, 1982 in Raleigh (two title changes, one show!)

Caudle starts to introduce the next match via magic blue screen. The heels are there, but the babyfaces are late to show up.


Match 4:
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons d. Ken Timbs & Ali Bey
Bey works the bear hug a few times on Parsons. Parsons eventually pins Bey with two drop kicks.

- Local promos w/ Bill Ward: Mike Rotundo; Jay Youngblood
This is in lieu of local promos. Mike Rotundo namedrops Charleston, so I guess this where this tape is from. Rotundo says people are getting hurt inside and outside the ring. Particularly, Paul Jones jumped Brisco. So, this is definitely aired in Charleston a few weeks after the original air date. Rotundo runs down Paul Jones and his new attitude (spoiler alert: heel turn). Youngblood has a causal collar shirt, and his head dress. He talks about Paul Jones as well.


Match #5:
Ninja & Matt Borne (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Jay Youngblood & Tim Horner
Borne goes after Youngblood’s headdress, but Youngblood is able to save it in the nick of time. Borne is in with Horner. Hits a suplex. Tags in Ninja who comes off the second rope with a headbutt and the pin! Wow, that was quick.

-Int. w/ Bob Caudle: Humperdink, Borne, Ninja, Leroy Brown
Humperdink talks about giving Piper a pass for rejecting him. Praise for the House of Humperdink. I guess this means Borne is in. Of course, he turns his back to the camera, blocking Humperdink and Caudle from view. Brown is out and loud. There is one thing he understands: money. Smack talk against Steamboat.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 8/02/82-8/08/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 8/2/82 Greenville, SC — Memorial Auditorium
Roddy Piper beat Jack Brisco
Tim Horner beat David Patterson
Jim Dalton beat Keith Larson
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown
Gene Anderson & King Kong Mosca beat Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood
Matt Borne beat Mike Rotundo

Mon., 8/02/82 Fayetteville, NC
Ron Ritchie d. Ken Timbs
Kelly Kiniski d. Juan Reynosa
Mike Davis d. The Monk
Pork Chop Cash & King Parsons d. Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts d. Ivan Koloff & Ninja
Sgt. Slaughter TLD Wahoo McDaniel

Tue., 8/3/82 Raleigh, NC — Civic Center
New York Street Fight: Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
U.S. Heavyweight title: Sgt. Slaughter [ch.] d. Wahoo McDaniel
Mike Davis beat Ali Bey
Keith Larson beat Juan Reynosa
Tim Horner beat Dave Patterson
Matt Borne beat Ron Ritchie
Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship: Jack Brisco d. Roddy Piper to win championship
Note:  Piper is stabbed in chest after this match

Wed., 8/4/82 Charlotte, NC(TV)
Ricky Steamboat beat Juan Reynosa
King Parsons & Porkchop Cash beat Ali Bey & Ken Timbs
Matt Borne & The Ninja beat Tim Horner & Jay Youngblood
Jack Brisco & Wahoo McDaniel beat Ben Alexander & David Patterson
Leroy Brown beat Ron Ritchie
Ivan Koloff & Leroy Brown beat Leroy Dargon & Kelly Kiniski
Ricky Steamboat beat David Patterson
Gene Anderson, Matt Borne & The Ninja beat Ron Ritchie, Mike Davis & Tim Horner
Jake Roberts, Jack Brisco & Wahoo McDaniel beat Pvt. Nelson, Pvt. Kernodle & Juan Reynosa
Jay Youngblood beat Ben Alexander

Fri., 8/6/82 Laurinburg, NC
Tim Horner beat Ben Alexander
Abe Jacobs beat Ken Timbs
Porkchop Cash beat Matt Bourne
Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper
Wahoo McDaniel beat The Ninja

Fri., 8/6/82 Charleston, SC
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Jay Youngblood & Johnny Weaver beat Angelo Mosca & Gene Anderson
Ron Ritchie beat Bill White
King Parsons beat Dave Patterson

Sat., 8/7/82 Greensboro, NC
NWA World Champion/2 of 3 falls: Wahoo McDaniel beat Ric Flair, 2-1 (W, L,W-DQ)
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff by DQ in a New York street fight
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown
Angelo Mosca & Gene Anderson beat Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood
Mike Rotundo beat Dave Patterson
Kelly Kiniski beat Juan Reynosa
Ron Ritchie beat Ken Timbs
Bill White beat Mike Davis

Sun., 8/8/82 Toronto, Ontario (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Tony Parisi draw Pvt. Nelson
Johnny Weaver beat Juan Reynosa
Kelly Kiniski & Mike Rotundo beat Bill White & Jim Dalton
Angelo Mosca beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
Jimmy Snuka beat WWF World Champion Bob Backlund by countout
Paul Jones beat The Ninja

Sun., 8/8/82 Charlotte, NC
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Matt Borne & Dave Patterson
Ole Anderson beat Jake Roberts
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Siberian Salt Miner Glove Match: Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
Wahoo McDaniel & Jack Brisco beat Roddy Piper & Ric Flair