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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: October 9, 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: 10/09/82
(taped 10/6/82 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-Atlantic10/09/82

Match 1
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Bill White & Juan Reynosa
The show starts with the match in progress. Something seems off in the quality of the tape. Don’t know if it is a Network thing, or this is the best remaining copy available. Also, the camera angles are from the floor. Usually, there is at least one looking down in the ring. Tommy Young is the referee for the hour. Bill White looks like he got a shave and haircut. Babyfaces win when Steamboat catapults Youngblood onto White.

-Int. w/ Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco & Wahoo McDaniel [with taped comments from Ric Flair]
Brisco talks about how Paul Jones stole the Mid-Atlantic championship, and he’s gunning for him. He mentions a hold-for-hold match, with each man’s leg locks. Wahoo talks about Valentine. We go to a clip from I believe 1978, when Valentine broke Wahoo’s leg. For the record, it wasn’t with the Figure Four, and Wahoo said it was ankle, then his leg. Wahoo said he was out for 72 days. He says Valentine wants his U.S. championship. Talk turns to Ric Flair. We go to taped comments from Flair, recorded in Florida. A typical playboy, arrogant Ric Flair promo. Somewhat generic, but he name drops Wahoo, Brisco and (Jake) Roberts. I think they showed this earlier in the summer.


Match 2
[From World Wide Wrestling]
Wahoo McDaniel & Roddy Piper d. Ken Timbs & Jim Dalton
Educated guess this is from the 8/21/82 World Wide. David Crockett and Johnny Weaver have the call, with Stu Schwartz as the referee. Piper has the big bandage on his chest. As the match starts, Piper tells Wahoo he won’t turn on him, if Wahoo won’t turn on him either. Piper is super aggressive, a babyface wrestling a heel style. Wahoo pins Dalton following the chop.


Match 3
Non-Title: Paul Jones [Mid-Atlantic ch.] (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Keith Larson
A quick victory by Jones. He makes Larson submit to the Indian Death Lock.

-Int. w/ Bob Caudle: Jerry Brisco and Mike Rotundo
This is in lieu of local promos. Caudles calls him Jack. “JERRY!” is the response. Bob covers for his mistake. Brisco says Rotundo acquired the nickname “Zipper” in college for the way he zipped down the football field. Rotundo has a big bruise on his face. He talks about turning down the House of Humperdink. Jerry issues a warning to Paul Jones and company. Rotundo closes with a comment on the Dory Funk, Jr. $100,000 challenge.


Match 4
Mike Rotundo d. Mike Reed
A leisurely-clad Humperdink and Leroy Brown challenge Rotundo prior to the match. Rotundo sticks with his current match. Humperdink sticks around the announcer’s desk, taking non-stop about Rotundo. In the ring, Rotundo pins Reed with a leg drop following an airplane spin.
After the match, Leroy Brown jumps in the ring, attacking Rotundo. But, Rotundo gets the comeback and gets Brown in the airplane spin. Humperdink then trips Rotundo. Brown recovers and piledrives Routndo. Brown walks away as Rotundo writhes on the mat.


-Int. w/ Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink, Leroy Brown, Greg Valentine
Brown said Rotundo paid the price. He says what just happened, will happen again. Humperdink says Rotundo got what he deserved. Humperdink turns to Greg Valentine. Another mention of Valentine breaking Wahoo’s leg. Valentine says they didn’t show enough of that old clip. Valentine wants the U.S. belt, and will break Wahoo’s leg again if he needs to.
Caudle introduces the next match via blue screen.


Match 5
Jos LeDuc & Dory Funk, Jr. (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. King Parsons & Abe Jacobs by DQ
Jacobs is from New Zealand? Didn’t know that. Dory is the new booker of JCP, in case I didn’t mention that. Jerry Brisco joins in for commentary. Wide-range of commentary — Jack’s feud with Paul Jones, the Briscos possibly challenging for the World tag team championship, Ric Flair, and a little bit of the action I the ring. Heels are in control foremost of the match, but not dominating. All of the sudden, Jimmy Valiant charges into the ring out of nowhere to go after LeDuc, and the referee calls for the bell, awarding the match to Funk & LeDuc by DQ. Valiant won’t calm down post-match.

-Int. w/ Bob Caudle: Ron Richie & Porkchop Cash
This is in lieu of local promos. Ritchie says they will give it their all in the next match. Cash says the same thing, but with more charisma.


Match 6
Non-Title: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle [World Tag ch.] d. Ron Richie & Porkchop Cash
Brisco sticks around for commentary. Slaughter & Kernodle in control for all the match. Slaughter drops Cash’s neck over the top rope. Kernodle tags in with the cannon from the top rope for the pin.

-Int. w/ Bob Caudle: Humperdink, LeDuc and Paul Jones
Humperdink complains about Jimmy Valiant. LeDuc is pacing around. The veins on his neck are pulsing. He then explodes on the mic against Valiant. His eyes are bugging out. Scary stuff. Jones talks about his upcoming hold vs. hold match against Jack Brisco. He repeats his line about the Indian Death Lock being invented by a white man to use against Indians. Funk is upset over Valiant interfering with his match. Funk says he has pull with the NWA, and can have Valiant suspended.

“So long for now!”

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Click the link for Results for the week, 10/04/82-10/10/82

Results for the week, 10/04/82-10/10/82 
source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 10/04/82 Greenville, SC; Greenville Memorial Auditorium
Ken Timbs TLD Keith Larsen
Glenn Lane beat Jim Dalton
Mike Rotundo beat Dory Funk, Jr. by reverse decision DQ
Jay Youngblood beat Jos LeDuc by DQ
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter

Tue.; 10/05/85 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Keith Larsen d. Juan Reynosa
Ron Ritchie d. Pvt. Nelson
Leroy Brown d. Johnny Weaver
Jimmy Valiant d. Jos LeDuc
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Greg Valentine & Paul Jones

Tue., 10/5/82 Raleigh, NC; Raleigh Civic Center
Pork Chop Cash & King Parsons d. Jim Dalton & Bill White [White sub for The Inferno]
Mike Davis d. Ali Bey
Ken Timbs d. Abe Jacobs
Mike Rotundo d. Dory Funk, Jr. by reverse decision DQ
World tag team championship: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle [ch.] -draw- Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood

Wed., 10/06/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Juan Reynosa & Bill White
Paul Jones beat Keith Larsen
Mike Rotundo beat Mike Reed
Jos LeDuc & Dory Funk, Jr. beat King Parsons & Abe Jacobs by DQ
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ron Ritchie & Porkchop Cash
World Wide Wrestling
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Pvt. Nelson & Mike Reed
Paul Jones beat Abe Jacobs
Jos LeDuc beat Ron Ritchie by DQ
Dory Funk, Jr. & Greg Valentine beat Keith Larson & Ric Benfield
Jack Brisco beat Ken Timbs
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat King Parsons & Porkchop Cash

Thu., 10/07/82 Sumter, SC
King Parsons d. Juan Reynosa
Ron Ritchie d. Ken Timbs
Don Kernodle d. Pork Chop Cash
Dory Funk, Jr. d. Mike Rotundo
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Greg Valentine & Paul Jones

Thu., 10/07/82 Fisherville, VA
Mike Rotundo d. Ali Bey
Keith Larsen d. The Medic
Johnny Weaver TLD Pvt. Nelson
Jay Youngblood d. Gene Anderson
Ricky Steamboat d. Leroy Brown
Jos LeDuc DDQ Jimmy Valiant

Fri., 10/08/82 Charleston, SC; Charleston County Hall
Ron Ritchie d. Ken Timbs
Mike Rotundo d. Don Kernodle
Jerry Brisco d. Jim Dalton
Paul Jones d. Jack Brisco
Wahoo McDaniel d. Sgt. Slaughter

Sat., 10/09/82 Spartanburg, SC
Ron Ritchie beat Juan Reynosa
Pork Chop Cash & King Parsons d. Jim Dalton & Pvt. Nelson
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jay Youngblood & Johnny Weaver

Sat., 10/09/82 Roanoke, VA; Roanoke Civic Center
Mike Davis d. Ken Timbs
Keith Larsen TLD Bill White
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Greg Valentine & Paul Jones
NWA TV championship: Jimmy Valiant d. Jose LeDuc [ch.] by DQ
[also advertised: Dory Funk, Jr. vs. Mike Rotundo]

Sun., 10/10/82 Asheville, NC
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs
Keith Larsen beat Juan Reynosa
Jay Youngblood beat Gene Anderson
Ricky Steamboat beat Leroy Brown
Jos LeDuc beat Jimmy Valiant by DQ
Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Greg Valentine & Paul Jones
Wahoo McDaniel beat Sgt. Slaughter