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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: Juy 31, 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: 7/31/82
(taped 7/28/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)

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WWE Network Direct Link to this show: Mid-Atlantic 7/31/82

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ivan Koloff & Sir Oliver Humperdink
Before Koloff and Humperdink get started, Matt Borne comes out and essentially begs Humperdink to manage him. Sir Oliver gives him the blow off, saying they will talk later. Koloff with a bandaged head, wants Valiant. He wants him in a coal miner’s glove match. Koloff goes into detail explaining a coal miner’s glove match. Ivan’s grandfather used to work in the salt mines in Russia. Koloff demonstrates the glove on newspaper. Of course, he tears it to shreds.


Match 1
Ricky Steamboat d. Juan Reynoso
The yellow-wearing Sonny Fargo is the referee for the hour. Steamboat still has the beard. Caudle keeps going on about Koloff vs. Valiant. Silver lining: Caudle says that should be the end of their feud. Reynoso gets his offense in, but Steamboat finishes him with the cross bodyblock off the top rope.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ricky Steamboat
Steamboat complains about Leroy Brown joining the House of Humperdink. He said anyone would have made the save last week.


Match 2
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts d. David Patterson & Ken Timbs
Two weeks in a row for Patterson & Timbs as a team! Jones & Roberts work on Timbs’ left arm, including a Roberts knee lift. Roberts eventually gets the pin on Timbs with a knee lift to the head.
-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jim Dalton & Bill White
I imagine this is in lieu of local promos. These are just normal, sports-based interviews. Wrestling is tough. I have experience. I think I can win. Bill White looks like Arn Anderson with curly hair. White talks a lot about Wahoo, saying he has the worst chop in the world. Not sure if that was a compliment or insult.

Match 3
Leroy Brown (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. King Parsons
Brown is sporting a new look, as promised. Black tights and top. Dyed-blonde beard, and an earing. Brown dominates. Parsons tried a cross body-block off the top rope, and Brown catches him in mid-air. Parsons has Brown in the corner, but Humperdink tripped him, and Brown fell on top for the pin. Brown then lays Parsons out with a series of elbow drops, before Pork Chop Cash drags his partner out of the ring.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Leroy Brown, Ninja and Sir Oliver Humperdink; Sgt. Slaughter
Brown doesn’t like Black Power, he likes black power. He’s taking back to Chicago style to beat people up. Humperdink likes the change in Brown. He also puts over Ninja, who is playing at the desk with his sword. Update: it’s not a coal miner’s glove challenge from Koloff, it is a Siberian Salt Miner’s glove. Matt Borne lurks around unexplained.

House of Humperdink leaves, and Slaughter comes in. He says he won’t be at the next show, because he will be at the White House to discuss military strategy with President Reagan. He mentions Piper is in Hawai’i enjoying Brisco’s money. He also notes that when Piper comes back, Ric Flair will be his partner versus Brisco & Wahoo. Slaughter loves it.

Caudle introduces the next match via magic blue screen. Borne is announced from Portland, as opposed to being from Milwaukie, Oregon.


Match 4
Sgt. Slaughter & Gene Anderson & Matt Borne d. Mike Rotundo & Ron Ritchie & Mike Davis
Gene Anderson is back, with seemingly no fanfare. And, no mention of whatever happened to the World tag team tournament. Caudle notes Borne hopes to impress Humperdink. Anderson is taking some bumps, not many, but some. Borne pins Davis with the unacknowledged Bombs Away.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: David Patterson & Ken Timbs
This is in lieu of local promos. A post-match interview with prelim talent? Patterson accuses Roberts of a loaded knee in their match. Timbs concurs. Caudle, is shocked, just shocked to hear accusations of Jake cheating. Patterson lays some Spanish on us to conclude the interview. Caudle asks for a translation. Patterson said it was exactly what he just said in English.


Match 5
Jack Brisco & Wahoo McDaniel d. Jim Dalton & Bill White.
More Caudle talk on Humperdink and Leroy Brown. Brisco makes White submit to the figure four.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Wahoo McDaniel & Jack Brisco
Wahoo mentions the Siberian Salt Miner’s match. He then says facing Piper & Flair is an answer to his prayers. Wahoo says not to worry about Brisco paying him back. He can make $2,000 in a night. No mention of Jerry Brisco coming back this week.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 7/26/82-8/01/82  (source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 7/26/82 Greenville, SC
Kelly Kiniski beat Jim Dalton
Mike Rotundo beat Billy White
Tim Horner beat Ben Alexander
Ken Timbs beat Keith Larson
Paul Jones & Jake Roberts beat Matt Borne & Gene Anderson
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a Siberian salt match

Tue., 7/27/82 Columbia, SC
Jack Brisco beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter in a Canadian lumberjack match
David Patterson draw Kelly Kiniski
Matt Borne beat Mike Rotundo
Mike Davis beat The Monk
Ron Ritchie beat Ben Alexander

Thu., 7/29/82 Harrisonburg, VA
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a chain match
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Matt Borne & David Patterson
Mike Davis beat Ali Bey
Matt Borne beat Keith Larson
Tim Horner beat Juan Reynosa
Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts beat The Ninja & Gene Anderson by DQ

Fri., 7/30/82 Richmond, VA — Richmond Coliseum
Mike Rotundo d. Juan Reynoso
Kelly Kiniski d. David Patterson
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson d. Jake Roberts & Tim Horner
Angelo Mosca d. Jay Youngblood
Rick Steamboat d. Leroy Brown by DQ
Roddy Piper d. Jack Brisco
Strap match: Wahoo McDaniel d. Sgt. Slaughter

Sat., 7/31/82 Spartanburg, SC
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Angelo Mosca & The Ninja
Johnny Weaver beat Jim Dalton
Paul Jones beat David Patterson
Tim Horner beat Ken Timbs
Ron Ritchie beat Juan Reynosa
Mike Davis beat The Monk

Sun., 8/01/82 Savannah, GA
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a New York street fight
Pvt. Nelson beat Keith Larson
Mike Rotundo beat Juan Reynosa
Jay Youngblood beat Matt Borne
King Parsons & Porkchop Cash beat Pvt. Nelson & Pvt. Kernodle
Sgt. Slaughter beat Wahoo McDaniel
Roddy Piper beat Jack Brisco