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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: October 2, 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: 10/02/82
(taped 9/29/82 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-Atlantic10/02/82

Bob Caudle introduces the show, going through the lineup

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle
And the big news, Slaughter and Kernodle and the new World tag team champions. Both men are holding the belts. Kernodle’s shirt has a Japanese character (letter) on it. Slaughter says during his suspension, he had nothing better to do than enter himself in the World tag team tournament in Tokyo. Such teams as Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura, The Samoans, Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen and more were there. Slaughter says he called Kernodle on the phone to come quick. Last week, Caudle reported that Kernodle received a telegram. What, no Twitter Direct Message? Slaughter says these titles are the original and best. They beat Giant Baba and Antonio Inoki in the final. Slaughter says he is not any more Private Kernodle, but Don Kernodle, and he took the winning fall with the Flying Cannon. Kernodle says they were underdogs. Big smiles.


Match 1
Non-Title Match: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle [World Tag Team champs) 
d. King Parsons & Mike Davis
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Paul Jones joins in on commentary. Jones praises the new champs, saying it is great to bring the championship back to the area. Caudle agrees on that point, but says Slaughter & Kernodle aren’t the best representatives. Davis takes the brunt of the offense, save for one roll-up on Kernodle. Slaughter drops Davis’ throat on the top rope. But, he holds off on pinning him. He tags in Kernodle who finishes Davis off with the “Cannon” off the top rope.


Match 2
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Ken Timbs & Ben Alexander
Caudle notes the fast pace of the match. Jones says the fans like underdogs, because losers cheer for losers. Funny. Jones says Steamboat recently won a bodybuilding contest, but only because his uncle and cousins were the judges. Youngblood nearly pins Alexander after Steamboat slingshots him in. Youngblood finishes the match with the double chop, followed by an elbow drop for the pin on Alexander.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jim Dalton & Juan Reynosa
This is in lieu of local promos. They talk about their match against Rotundo & Brisco. Dalton calls Reynosa a former Mexican champion. And, once you’re a champion, you are always a champion. They say Rotundo has a body, but no brains.


Match 3
Mike Rotundo & Jack Brisco d. Jim Dalton & Juan Reynosa
Jones says Rotundo wants to challenge Dory Funk, Jr. and scoffs at his chances. Rotundo pins Dalton after an airplane spin.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jimmy Valiant; Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood; Wahoo McDaniel
Valiant raves. He can’t sleep without his music. He’s going crazy. Steamboat & Youngblood say they are working out wrinkles in their tag teaming. Youngblood congratulates Slaughter & Kernodle for brining the title back to the area. Wahoo talks about getting revenge on Slaughter. They show the clip of Slaughter tearing the feathers from August.

Caudle introduces the next match via magic blue screen.


Match 4
$100,000 challenge: Dory Funk, Jr. d. Keith Larson
Caudle calls this the “Golden Challenge Match.” Larson must in Funk’s shoulders to the mat in 10 minutes to claim the money. The check is from the Amarillo National Bank, in case you are wondering. Does $100,000 sound a little unbelievable for a wrestling prize? Yeah. Larson has some fight in him, but Dory’s mat skills, forearms, and spinning toe hold were too much. Mike Rotundo, who was watching the match ringside, came into the ring after to challenge Funk. Dory just left the ring.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Pork Chop Cash & Ron Ritchie
This was in-lieu of local promos. Ritchie talks about Humperdink and the team’s opponent for the show, Greg Valentine & Jos LeDuc. A bit of a snooze. Cash says he’ll use his soupbone on Humperdink if needed. He’s not afraid of LeDuc.


Match 5
Greg Valentine & Jos LeDuc (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Pork Chop Cash & Ron Ritchie
Paul Jones promises to be unbiased on the mic. He reiterates that Humperdink brought LeDuc in to protect him from Jimmy Valiant. Ritchie taking a beating early on. And keeps on take a beating. LeDuc finishes him with the one-arm backbreaker.

-Int. w/Paul Jones: Sir Oliver Humperdink, Jos LeDuc, and Greg Valentine
Jones, wearing a nice suit, handles the interview. Valentine and Humperdink say they are hunting the U.S. championship from Wahoo McDaniel. LeDuc is super serious and super scary. He loves being the TV champion. He loves the money. He loves the pain. No one, especially Jimmy Valiant, will stop him. Valentine points out he's the only man to ever put Wahoo out of action and in the hospital, calling back to breaking Wahoo's leg in 1977.

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Click the "Continued" link for Results for the week of 9/27/82-10/03/82

Results for the week 9/27/82-10/03/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 9/27/82 Fayetteville, NC; Cumberland County Memorial Arena
Mike Davis d. Glenn Lane
Keith Larsen d. Ali Bey
Johnny Waver TLD Jim Dalton
Jay Youngblood d. Gene Anderson
Jos LeDuc & Leroy Brown d. Ricky Steamboat & Jimmy Valiant

Mon., 9/27/82 Greenville, SC; Greenville Memorial Auditorium
Pork Chop Cash & King Parsons d. The Medic & Ken Timbs
Ron Ritchie d. Juan Reynosa
Mike Rotundo d. Pvt. Nelson
Jack Brisco d. Paul Jones
Wahoo McDaniel d. Greg Valentine

Tue., 9/28/82 Raleigh, NC; Raleigh Civic Center
Ron Ritchie d. Ken Timbs
Keith Larsen d. Ali Bey
Jay Youngblood & Mike Rotundo d. Gene Anderson & Juan Reynosa
Jos LeDuc d. Jimmy Valiant by DQ
Wahoo McDaniel d. Greg Valentine

Wed., 9/29/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat King Parsons & Mike Davis
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Ben Alexander & Ken Timbs
Jack Brisco & Mike Rotundo beat Jim Dalton & Juan Reynosa
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Keith Larson
Jos LeDuc & Greg Valentine beat Porkchop Cash & Ron Ritchie
World Wide Wrestling:
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat King Parsons & Ali Bey
Mike Rotundo beat Juan Reynosa
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Porkchop Cash
Greg Valentine beat Mike Davis
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Pvt. Nelson & Jim Dalton
Jack Brisco beat Bill White

Thu., 9/30/82 Weldon, NC
Mike Davis d. Ken Timbs
Pork Chop Cash d. Tom Stanton
Johnny Weaver TLD Gene Anderson
Jay Youngblood & Mike Rotundo d. Sgt. Slaughter & Greg Valentine by DQ
Jack Brisco d. Paul Jones

Thu., 9/30/82 Harrisonburg, VA
Mike Routndo d. Bill White
Mike Davis d. Juan Reynosa
Ali Bey d. Keith Larson
King Parsons & Ron Ritchie d. Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson
Ricky Steamboat d. Leroy Brown
Jos LeDuc d. Jimmy Valiant by DQ

Fri., 10/01/82 Charleston, SC; Charleston Town Center
Ken Timbs beat Ali Bey
Keith Larsen draw The Scorpion
Porkchop Cash beat Pvt. Nelson
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jay Youngblood & Johnny Weaver
Paul Jones beat Jack Brisco

Fri., 10/01/82 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Mike Davis d. Juan Reynosa
Ron Ritchie TLD Jim Dalton
King Parsons d. Glenn Lane
Mike Rotundo d. Gene Anderson
Jos LeDuc d. Jimmy Valiant by DQ
Ricky Steamboat d. Leroy Brown
U.S. Heavyweight championship: Wahoo McDaniel [ch.] d. Greg Valentine

Sat., 10/02/82 Culpeper, VA
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Paul Jones beat Jack Brisco
King Parsons & Mike Rotundo beat Jim Dalton & Juan Reynosa
Ron Richie beat Tom Stanton
Mike Davis beat ???

Sun., 10/03/82 Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
Mike Davis d. Ali Bey
Ken Timbs d. Glenn Lane
Jay Youngblood d. Jim Dalton
Ricky Steamboat DCO Greg Valentine
Mike Rotundo d. Jose LeDuc
Paul Jones d. Jack Brisco
Wahoo McDaniel d. Sgt. Slaughter

Sun., 10/03/82 Toronto, Ontario; Maple Leaf Gardens (Maple Leaf Wrestling/Tunney)
Abe Jacobs beat Kenny Hall
Tony Parisi & Nick DeCarlo beat The Destroyer & Chuck Conners
Buddy Rose beat Tony Garea
Pvt. Kernodle & Pvt. Nelson beat Leo Burke & Johnny Weaver
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund beat Bob Orton, Jr.
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff