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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: November 20, 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: 11/20/82
(taped 11/17/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network Direct Link to this show: Mid-Atlantic11/20/82
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Match 1
Bob Orton Jr. d. Ben Alexander
Again, the show starts with the match in progress, and again a short match. Orton wins with an atomic drop, followed by a back suplex with a bridge for the pin. Roddy Piper is on commentary and complimentary of Orton. Tommy Young is the referee for the hour.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle and Roddy Piper: Bob Orton, Jr.
Orton said Piper called him, interrupting his vacation. But, he didn’t mind if it meant battling the House of Humperdink. Is it me, or Orton looks and somewhat wrestles like Terry Funk?

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ricky Steamboat
Steamboat is working on a beard.
ARENA CLIP:  Slaughter & Kernodle vs. Steamboat & Youngblood from 11/12/82 in Charlotte.
Classic double-teaming, referee distracting maneuvers on Steamboat. He finally breaks free with a big suplex on Kernodle for the hot tag. A few moments later, Steamboat slingshots Youngblood on top of Slaughter for the apparent 1-2-3. But Slaughter had his foot on the ropes, and referee Tommy Young extends the match. As Youngblood and Steamboat celebrate, Kernodle knees Steamboat who collides into Young wiping both men out. He heels double team Youngblood. Slaughter has the Cobra Clutch. Young tries to break it up, but Kernodle tosses him away.
With the clutch on, Kernodle grabs his legs. Then, we get the “censor” screen. Steamboat says “Jason” had his neck muscles ripped out. Steamboat and Young drag and carry out Youngblood. Steamboat says he took his partner to the emergency clinic. Youngblood flew to Texas to look at a specialist. But, he’ll be back in a few weeks. He’s going to go down fighting.
Not sure were Youngblood went. I checked Japan results, and I didn’t see him listed.


Match 2
Roddy Piper d. Jim Nelson
Piper has the kilt, but plain light blue tights. Nelson isn’t even called “Private,” wearing just a black singlet. A very aggressive Piper gets the pin after a saulto suplex.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco
ARENA CLIP: Paul Jones vs. Jack Brisco from the Charlotte Coliseum.
Brisco joins in to narrate. At one point, referee Sonny Fargo gets knocked out of the ring. Jones goes for a roll up. Brisco kicks out, and Jones deliberately jumps over the top rope attempting to fool Fargo that it was intentional for a DQ. Fargo recovers, and doesn’t buy Jones’ act. Back in the ring, Brisco locks in the Figure Four in the middle of the ring. But, he gets a rope break. Brisco refuses to let go and Fargo calls for the DQ. Brisco says he’s weakened Jones for next time.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco
This is in lieu of local promos. Brisco mentioned the show is now seen in Florida, and gives a shout out to Dusty Rhodes. Caudle and Brisco go over general Mid-Atlantic items: House of Humperdink, Slaughter & Kernodle vs. Steamboat & Youngblood


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine
Before they go to a clip of Valentine winning the U.S. championship, Valentine gloats.
ARENA CLIP: Greg Valentine wins U.S Title from Wahoo McDaniel in Norfolk Scope Arena
We go to the clip from 11/12/82 Norfolk. Valentine narrates, insulting Wahoo often.

Match 3
Jack Brisco d. Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ
Holy cow! Funk vs. Brisco on TV! And, it’s the $100,000 challenge to boot. Lots of counters and mat wrestling. Each man quickly escapes the other’s leg lock. But this match only lasts a few minutes. Funk is DQ’d for intentionally tossing Brisco over the top rope.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink & Leroy Brown
ARENA CLIP: Dusty Rhodes vs. Brown from 11/12/82 Charlotte.
Humperdink says they will soon face in a Bullrope match. Humperdink doesn’t know what it is, but Brown does. Lots of Dusty insults. The tape stops. Not sure if it is a Mid-Atlantic problem originally, or it got damaged over time.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink & Leroy Brown
This is in lieu of local promos. Brown talks smack about Mike Rotundo. They meet next.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Mike Rotundo
Rotundo has brief words before the next match.

Match 4
Leroy Brown (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Mike Rotundo
No neck collar this week for Rotundo. Brown dominates most of the match. Rotundo counters with a series of ankle picks to take down Brown. On their feet, Rotundo has Brown in the corner. Humperdink distracts, and Brown follows with a knockout punch followed by an elbow for the win.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle; Sir Oliver Humperdink & Paul Jones
Slaughter is wearing a camo sport coat and vest. They talk smack about Steamboat & Youngblood, as well as Piper & Abdullah. Sarge channels a Jim Croce song. Humperdink introduces Jones, who is wearing an atrocious red plaid sport coat. He threatens Jack Brisco. Jos LeDuc drops by, with a pull over shirt and jacket. He stays silent as Humperdink does the talking about the TV title and Sandy Scott.


Results for the week, 11/15/82-11/21/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 11/15/82 Greenville, SC; Greenville Memorial Auditorium
Abe Jacobs draw Rick Harris
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Ken Timbs & Bill White
Ron Ritchie beat Pvt. Nelson
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Leroy Brown
Jimmy Valiant beat Greg Valentine by DQ
Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr.

Wed., 11/17/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
World Wide Wrestling:
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Jim Dalton
Dory Funk, Jr. draw Sweet Brown Sugar
Paul Jones beat Jack Brisco by DQ
Pvt. Kernodle beat Ron Ritchie
Roddy Piper beat Ben Alexander

Thu., 11/18/82 Sumter, SC
Wahoo McDaniel & Sweet Brown Sugar vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle
Dory Funk, Jr. vs. Jack Brisco
Jay Youngblood vs. Paul Jones
Gene Anderson vs. Frank Monte
Porkchop Cash vs. Ricky Harris
Keith Larsen vs. Ben Alexander

Thu., 11/18/82 Harrisonburg, VA
Candi Malloy vs. Donna Christiannello
Jimmy Valiant vs. Jos LeDuc in a cage match

Fri., 11/19/82 Charleston, SC; Charleston Town Hall
Greg Valentine vs. Wahoo McDaniel
Porkchop Cash vs. Gene Anderson
Pvt. Nelson vs. Keith Larsen
Frank Monte vs. Rick Rudd
Gary Black vs. Masa Fuchi
Ricky Harris vs. Abe Jacobs

Sun., 11/21/82 Roanoke, VA
King Parsons beat Pvt. Nelson
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Gene Anderson
Leroy Brown beat Johnny Weaver [Weaver sub Piper]
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Mike Rotundo
Boot Camp match: Roddy Piper & Ricky Steamboat d. Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle [Piper sub Jay Youngblood]
U.S. title: Greg Valentine [ch.] d. Wahoo McDaniel
NWA World Heavyweight championship/title can change hands via DQ: Ric Flair [ch.] d. Jack Brisco