Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: December 4, 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: 12/04/82
(taped 12/01/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco
A low-key Brisco talks about regaining the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship from Paul Jones. No day or location are mentioned. He says he’s willing to take on anyone.
As Brisco leaves, Caudles shows a picture of a roughed-up Roddy Piper. His face is red and puffy. Caudle says he hopes Ric Flair will join them next week to talk about why he and Valentine injured Piper.

Leroy Brown joins Caudle, carrying a new TV championship belt (it looks like the US. Championship belt, but different. It is different than the new TV belt Jos LeDuc was wearing). Brown briefly mentions having to face Jimmy Valiant. My notes from the non-Network version of this episode had a Jimmy Valiant video riding motorcycles. My guess is it got edited off because of music copyright reasons.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle
We go back to the 11/12/82 Charlotte clip of Slaughter and Kernodle injuring Youngblood. Some trash talking by the heels. The video stops just as Slaughter had Youngblood in the Cobra Clutch, and Kernodle grabbed his legs.

Match 1
Non Title: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle [World Tag Team ch.] d. Ken Hall & Gary Black

Tommy Young is the referee for the hour. It appears there is some lighting problems in the studio, as things are dark. Slaughter pins Hall after the top rope Slaughter Cannon. Afterward, the team tries to put Hall in the two-man Cobra Clutch, but Young breaks it up.


Match 2
Non-Title: Greg Valentine [United States ch.] d. Rick Rudd by DQ

All Valentine. He applies the Figure Four, then Piper runs in causing the DQ.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Bob Orton, Jr. & Sweet Brown Sugar
In lieu of local promo interview. Sugar (aka Skip Young) has been in Mid-Atlantic for a month, but this is his first appearance on this TV show. Orton talks a bit about Piper. Sugar talks about Brown ripping him off for the TV title. Orton concludes that Piper’s Palace will get the House of Humperdink, one by one.


Match 3
Sweet Brown Sugar d. Joe Lauren

Another chance to see pre-Road Warrior Animal, Joe Lauren. Caudle says Sugar wants a TV title shot against Leroy Brown. Lauren tries, but is very green. Sugar goes for what looks like a flying body press, and some how turns it into a roll up for the pin. Caudle speculates Sugar tried for flying headscissor, and the replay confirms it. The greenness of Joe Lauren.

Match 4
Bob Orton, Jr. d. Rick Connors

A jump cut, and we go to the Orton match. Not sure what got cut out. Orton in control, combines mat wrestling and brawling. He finishes Connors with the superplex, wowing Caudle.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Mike Rotundo
My original notes say we missed an interview with Orton, Sugar and Valiant. Rotundo says he still wants Leroy Brown.

Match 5
NWA TV title: Leroy Brown [ch.] (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Mike Davis

Brown yells at Rotundo to leave. Rotundo says he will once Brown signs for a match. They say the agree, and Rotundo leaves. Caudle talks about what’s coming on the show (six-man) and his hopes for Ric Flair to be on next week to explain his attack on Piper. This match is all Brown, finishing off Davis with the elbow smash.

-Int. w/Caudle: Gene Anderson & Oliver Humperdink & Paul Jones & Jos LeDuc
This is in lieu of local promos, I think. Gene mumbles for 30 seconds, before Humperdink takes over. He wants the Mid-Atlantic belt back. Jones comes in to complain about his loss, calling Jack Brisco a thief. In comes LeDuc, in his plaid coat (smoking jacket?). LeDuc has some nasty words for Jimmy Valiant.


Match 6
Gene Anderson & Joe LeDuc & Paul Jones (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Ron Ritchie & Johnny Weaver & King Parsons

LeDuc impressive with his strength and leverage moves on Ritchie. Parsons takes a beating fo ra while in the ring, but eventually tags out. Brief babyface control of the match. Jones finishes Ritchie off with the Indian Death Lock.

-Int. w/Caudle: Leroy Brown, Paul Jones, Jos LeDuc and Oliver Humperdink
Caudle talks about Piper’s Palace. Humperdink isn’t happy about that at all. He reminds Jimmy Valiant about Jos LeDuc. The Canadian Freight Train implies that Valiant paid off officials so LeDuc wouldn’t be in the TV title tournament (well, battle royal). Another A+ LeDuc promo. Humperdink says Jones is gunning for Brisco to regain the Mid-Atlantic belt. Next is Leroy Brown. Humperdink says he got his payback on NWA representative Sandy Scott by entering another House member in the tournament (I guess they ran tournaments in other cities, although the results don’t indicate it). He warns Mike Rotundo and Sweet Brown Sugar to beware.

“So long for now!”


Results for the week, 11/29/82-12/05/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Tue., 11/30/82 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Jack Brisco beat Paul Jones to win NWA Mid Atlantic Title

Tue., 11/30/82 Raleigh, NC; Raleigh Civic Center
Mike Davis beat Rick Connors
Frank Monte beat Ken Hall
Ricky Harris & Ken Timbs beat Keith Larson & Ron Ritchie
Greg Valentine beat Bob Orton, Jr.
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jimmy Valiant & Sweet Brown Sugar by DQ

Wed., 12/01/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Sgt Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Gary Black & Ken Hall
Greg Valentine d. Rick Rudd by DQ 
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Joe Lauren
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Rick Connors
Leroy Brown beat Mike Davis
Gene Anderson, Paul Jones & Jos LeDuc beat Ron Ritchie, Johnny Weaver & King Parsons
World Wide Wrestling:
Paul Jones, Jos LeDuc & Leroy Brown beat Ken Hall, King Parsons & Keith Larson
Sgt Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Rick Rood & Mike Davis
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Ricky Harris
Greg Valentine double DQ Gary Black 
Mike Rotundo & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Ken Timbs & Masa Fuchi
Jerry Brisco beat Rick Connors

Thu., 12/02/82 Sumter, SC
Sgt Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jerry Brisco & Sweet Brown Sugar
Jimmy Valiant beat Jos LeDuc in a New York street fight
Jimmy Valiant beat Oliver Humperdink via pinfall
Johnny Weaver beat Rick Connors
Bill White & Ken Timbs beat Mike Davis & Ron Ritchie
Pvt. Nelson beat Kenny Hall
Jim Dalton beat Rick Hudson

Fri., 12/03/82 Charleston, SC
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle vs. Jimmy Valiant & Sweet Brown Sugar
King Parsons, Jerry Brisco & Johnny Weaver vs. Jos Leduc, Gene Anderson & Pvt. Nelson
Jim Dalton vs. Ken Hall
Rick Rudd vs. Bill White
Mike Davis vs. Rick Connors

Sat., 12/04/82 Hampton, VA
Leroy Brown d. Mike Rotundo
Jos LeDuc d. Johnny Weaver
Jack Brisco d. Roddy Piper by DQ
Jimmy Valiant d. Greg Valentine by DQ
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Jerry Brisco & Sweet Brown Sugar

Sun., 12/05/82 Roanoke, VA
Bill White d. Ken Hall
Jim Dalton d. Keith Larsen
Johnny Weaver d. Rick Connors
Gene Anderson & Pvt. Nelson d. Ron Ritchie & Mike Davis
Leroy Brown d. Mike Rotundo
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Roddy Piper & Jimmy Valiant & Sweet Brown Sugar d. Jos LeDuc & Greg Valentine & Sir Oliver Humperdink