Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: October 16, 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: 10/16/82
(taped 10/13/82 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-Atlantic10/16/82

Bob Caudle opens the show. Funk vs. Youngblood, LeDuc vs. Steamboat.


Match 1:
Dory Funk, Jr. d. Jay Youngblood

Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. This is the $100,000 Golden Challenge match. Rick Steamboat can be seen looking from ringside. Good match as you would expect. Funk cheats to win, holding on to the ropes when he has Youngblood in the spinning toe hold. Steamboat comes into the ring to protest. He gets into it with Funk and rolls him up. Youngblood counts the pin, but of course, it is unofficial.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Caudle gets a quick word with Steamboat and Youngblood. Youngblood notes Steamboat pinned Funk in 10 seconds. We get a replay as we go to break.


Match 2:
NWA TV championship: Rick Steamboat d. Jos LeDuc [ch.] (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) by DQ

Steamboat is taking it to LeDuc. This is the toughest challenge LeDuc has had since entering Mid-Atlantic. Just when it seems that Steamboat is going to win the championship, Dory Funk, Jr. enters the ring to cause the DQ. Youngblood comes in for the save, but gets cut off by Funk. Eventually, the babyfaces take control, with a series of dual chops and the heels flee.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Gene Anderson & Jim Nelson
This is in lieu of local promos. Anderson belittles his opponent, Mike Rotundo. Gene says he likes to hurt people. Nelson is still wearing his private gear. He praises Slaughter & Kernodle winning the tag team championship. Nelson also talks smack about his opponent, Johnny Weaver. Nelson mentions they have a grudge from an incident in Canada.


Match 3:
Mike Rotundo d. Gene Anderson

Rotundo is wearing a neck collar, thanks to a Leroy Brown piledriver from last week. Lots of mat wrestling. Anderson goes for a roll up and gets a two; Rotundo reverses it and gets the three count


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Mike Rotundo
Rotundo talks about his victory. He says he’s wearing a smaller neckbrace than normal. We go to a replay of last week of Brown piledriving Rotundo. Rotundo looks forward to getting revenge. We then go to taped comments from Jimmy Valiant. He says he is in New York City. Well, there is a backdrop of the NYC skyline. Valiant says he has a surprise for Humperdink and LeDuc. He’ll be back next week, and they are as good as dead. Back to Caudle and Rotundo who wrap things up.
Caudle introduces the next match via magic blue screen.


Match 4:
Don Kernodle (w/Sgt. Slaughter) d. Glenn Lane
This was supposed to be a tag match, with King parsons as Lane’s partner. They mention Parsons’ name, but no reason why he isn’t there. Slaughter joins Caudle on commentary. He notes Kernodle took the winning fall in the tag tournament championship match. Kerndole wins with the clothesline off the second turnbuckle. Slaughter is almost perturbed that the match lasted so short.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Johnny Weaver
This is in lieu of local promos. Weaver and Caudle talk about the matches we saw earlier, as we have brief clips of Funk vs. Youngblood and LeDuc vs. Steamboat. Weaver says this is like the playoffs. He then talks about Valiant going after the House of Humperdink


Match 5:
Johnny Weaver d. Jim Nelson
Humperdink joins Caudle on commentary, complaining about Steamboat & Youngblood, then Valiant. Nelson has his camo, but isn’t referred to as “Private.” The match ends abruptly, with Weaver rolling up Nelson for the win.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood; Johnny Weaver
Youngblood and Steamboat talk about their matches earlier. They also talk about going after the tag championship. Johnny Weaver joins in for a final comment on what we saw during the hour. Close up, Weaver has lots of scar tissue on his forehead.

“So Long for Now!”

End notes: This show had a Memphis feel, with the run-ins, an episodic feel, and sudden ending to a match because the show was running out of time. My notes indicate that the syndicated feed started with a clip of Flair vs. Tsuruta. Don’t know why it wouldn’t air here. One theory: it was from Japan, and there was a rights issue to play it on the Network?

Results for the week, 10/11/82-10/17/82 (Click the link to continue.)

Results for the week, 10/11/82-10/17/82 
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 10/11/82 Fayetteville, NC
King Parsons d. Ken Timbs
Mike Rotundo d. Juan Reynosa
Ron Ritchie d. Jim Dalton
Leroy Brown d. Mike Rotundo
Jimmy Valiant d. Jose LeDuc
Jack Brisco d. Paul Jones
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood

Tue., 10/12/82 Tarboro, NC
Ali Bey beat Pvt. Nelson
Jim Dalton beat Mike Davis
Dory Funk, Jr. beat King Parsons
Porkchop Cash beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Greg Valentine beat Mike Rotundo
Jimmy Valiant beat Jos LeDuc by DQ

Tue., 10/12/82 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Keith Larsen d. Ken Timbs
Gene Anderson d. Ron Ritchie
Johnny Weaver d. Juan Reynosa
Jack Brisco d. Paul Jones by DQ
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Wahoo McDaniel

Wed., 10/13/82 Greenville, SC; Greenville Memorial Auditorium
Mike Davis beat Ben Alexander
Keith Larsen beat Ken Timbs
Ron Ritchie beat Juan Reynosa
Jimmy Valiant beat Greg Valentine by reverse decision DQ
Jack Brisco DCO Paul Jones
NWA World Champion Ric Flair d. Wahoo McDaniel by DQ

Wed., 10/13/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Jay Youngblood
NWA TV championship: Ricky Steamboat beat Jos LeDuc [ch.] by DQ
Mike Rotundo beat Gene Anderson
Don Kernodle beat Glenn Lane
Johnny Weaver beat Pvt. Nelson

Thu., 10/14/82 Winston-Salem, NC
Princess Victoria & Velvet McIntyre d. Leliani Kai & Peggy Lee
Keith Larsen d. Ali Bey
Leroy Brown d. Johnny Weaver
Paul Jones d. Mike Rotundo
Pvt. Nelson d. Ron Ritchie
Jimmy Valiant d. Jos LeDuc by DQ

Thu., 10/14/82 Norfolk, VA
Pork Chop Cash & King Parons d. Jim Dalton & Ken Timbs
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Wahoo McDaniel d. Dory Funk, Jr.
NWA World Champion Ric Flair d. Jack Brisco

Fri., 10/15/82 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Mike Davis d. Ken Timbs
Bill White d. Abe Jacobs
Ron Ritchie d. Juan Reynosa
Greg Valentine d. Mike Rotundo
Jack Brisco d. Paul Jones
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
NWA World Champion Ric Flair d. Wahoo McDaniel by DQ

Fri., 10/15/82 Charleston, SC; Charleston County Hall
Jimmy Valiant vs. Jos LeDuc
Porkchop Cash, King Parsons & Johnny Weaver vs. Leroy Brown, Gene Anderson & Oliver Humperdink
Princess Victoria vs. Leilani Kai
Pvt. Nelson vs. Glenn Lane
Keith Larsen vs. Jim Dalton

Sat., 10/16/82 Hampton, VA
Mike Davis d. Ken Timbs
Abe Jacobs d. Pvt. Nelson
Juan Reynosa d. Keith Larsen
Jimmy Valiant d. Greg Valentine
Leroy Brown & Gene Anderson d. Pork Chop Cash & King Parsons

Sun., 10/17/82 Charlotte, NC (Matinee)
Mike Davis beat Bill White
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Mike Rotundo
Gene Anderson beat King Parsons
Jimmy Valiant beat Jos Leduc
Paul Jones beat Jack Brisco
Wahoo McDaniel d. Greg Valentine
Roddy Piper beat NWA World Champion Ric Flair by DQ

Sun., 10/17/82 Toronto, Ontario; Maple Leaf Gardens (Maple Leaf Wrestling/Tunney)
Rudy Kay draw Pvt. Nelson
Terry Kay beat Ken Timbs
Buddy Rose beat Nick DeCarlo
Johnny Weaver beat Leo Burke
Sal Bellomo beat Charlie Fulton
Swede Hansen beat Tim Gerrard
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff in a New York street fight to win the NWA (Mid Atlantic) Television Title (Only recognized in Toronto)
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Dory Funk, Jr.