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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: November 27, 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: 11/27/82
(taped 11/24/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Once again, the show opens up with a match already in the ring.

Match 1
Mike Rotundo d. Rick Harris
Roddy Piper is with Bob Caudle on the mic. Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Piper promises to be quiet and only answer when asked a question. Caudle doesn’t buy it for a moment. Rotundo wins a quickie with the pin following an airplane spin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Mike Rotundo
Rotundo wants another crack at Leroy Brown, after losing three times (well technically one was a DQ win) on TV. He won’t be satisfied until he can beat Leroy. If he wants to say in professional wrestling, he has to beat guys like Leroy Brown.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter
They review the same 11/12/82 Charlotte Slaughter & Kernodle vs. Steamboat & Youngblood match we saw last week. This time, Slaughter narrates and gives his perspective. Steamboat & Youngblood were cheating. He and Kernodle were mighty. Slaughter really puts over the Slaughter Cannon finisher, where Kernodle held up Youngblood, and Slaughter came off the top rope with a clothesline. Slaughter says Steamboat will retire if Youngblood doesn’t return.


Match 2
Non-Title: Paul Jones [Mid-Atlantic champ.] d. Masa Fuchi
Piper is still there, and is announcing like a low-key, intelligent color commentator. Pretty insightful actually. He notes the difference in the American and Japanese styles. Caudle says we will have a live Ric Flair workout later in the hour. An even match, but Jones finds an opening and applies the Indian Death Lock for the submission. “The counter is don’t get in it,” Piper said.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones
Jones dons a gaudy cowboy hat. He has blood on his chest, looking like it came from a scratch. Jones puts over Ric Flair. Jones is indignant when Caudle praises Dusty Rhodes. If he could pick as dream from Florida, it would be John Studd or Angelo Mosca. He talks about how he threw the Florida title off a bridge once. Jones also goes off on Piper.


Match 3
Bob Orton, Jr. & Jack Brisco d. Bill White & Ken Timbs
Timbs is sporting new blonde hair. Caudle brings up Paul Jones. Piper doesn’t take the bait. Piper notes how Orton almost beat Bob Backlund. Check those matches out on You Tube if you can find them, two from the Spectrum and one from MSG. Orton finishes Timbs off with a power slam for the pin.

-Comments from Roddy Piper
Piper is on the World Wide set, talking about the House of Humperdink. He brings in Bob Orton, Jimmy Valiant and Abdullah the Butcher. Jimmy is dancing going nuts. Abdullah keeps smashing a board into his head. Jimmy keeps switching hats. Pretty nutty. This may have been a local promo


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco
Weird Network rejoin into this one. Brisco is low-key, talking about getting the Mid-Atlantic championship back from Paul Jones; Jay Youngblood’s injury; and the Brisco Brothers desire to go after the tag team championship.


Match 4
Non-Title: Greg Valentine [U.S. Champion] d. King Parsons
No Sir Oliver Humperdink this week, I guess. Easy win for Valentine with the elbow smash.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper
Piper steps away from the desk to deliver another rant to Caudle. Not his best rant, but could. Focuses on the House of Humperdink. Says he has Piper’s Palace. They can continue to hurl insults, or they can get in the ring.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair
Flair insults a woman in the crowd. He says he will have workout in the ring as a treat for the fans

-Ric Flair workout
Flair does referee’s position with Keith Larsen. Flair escapes easily from the bottom, then scores a pin from the top. Ron Ritchie’s turn. Flair has a harder time, but escapes and then makes the pin. Note, the referee isn’t actually counting the pin. Flair is about to call it a day. He insults Piper on the way out. Piper jumps in the ring to accept Flair’s challenge.
Flair accepts. He tells the referee to count the pin this time. He starts on the bottom. He can’t escape, as the head into the ropes. Piper’s turn on the bottom. Piper escapes. Flair wants another shot. Piper sets up on the bottom. Flair kicks him in the ribs and starts to beat on Piper. Flair lowers his head, and Piper with the swinging neckbreaker and makes the cover. Piper gets the pin, with the referee counting.
Piper tells Caudle, he beat Flair amateur, he beat him pro, what’s next amateur?
Flair says he wants another go in the ring. Piper says he has nothing to prove. Valentine comes back, and sneak attacks Piper. Flair and Valentine rub Piper’s face on the floor. That is a dirty looking floor too. Larsen and Ritchie try to make the save, but to no avail. The heels continue to rub Piper’s face into the floor, and punch his head as well. Surprisingly, no blood.
Back in the ring, more face rubbing. Caudle notes they are trying to give him a mat burn. Orton comes to make the save, and the heels eventually take a powder.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones, Sgt. Slaughter, Greg Valentine and Ric Flair
Jones is out first and insults Piper and praises Flair and Valentine. Slaughter, Flair and Valentine join in. Flair starts yelling at David Crockett off screen, talking about millions and other nonsense. Slaughter joins in.
Flair narrates a replay of the attack on Piper. He notes they did the same thing to Steamboat a few years ago. Sarge says he’s declared war on North Carolina. He wishes he was part of it. Flair says he was, taking out Jay Youngblood.
Talk turns to Bob Orton. Flair praises Orton, “But this isn’t New York. This isn’t Atlanta. This isn’t Kansas City. This is the Carolinas!”
Slaughter notes “This isn’t Bob Backlund. This ain’t Pedro Morales or Jimmy Snuka. This is the world’s greatest.” Slaughter says the Mid-Atlantic is where the most money is made.

“So long for now.”


Results for the week, 11/22/82-11/28/82

(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 11/22/82 Greenville, SC; Greenville Memorial Auditorium
Porkchop Cash beat Joe Lauren
Ken Timbs beat Rick Rude
Ron Ritchie & Mike Davis beat Masa Fuchi & Bill White
Jerry Brisco beat Pvt. Nelson
Bob Orton, Jr., Abdullah The Butcher & Jimmy Valiant beat Oliver Humperdink, Paul Jones & Jos LeDuc
Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ricky Steamboat

Tue., 11/23/82 Raleigh, NC; Raleigh Civic Center
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Jack Brisco, Jimmy Valiant & Abdullah the Butcher beat Paul Jones, Jos Leduc & Leroy Brown
Keith Larsen beat Jim Dalton
Bill White beat Rick Rudd
Mike Davis beat Frank Monte

Wed., 11/24/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mike Rotundo beat Ricky Harris
Paul Jones beat Masa Fuchi
Jack Brisco & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Bill White & Ken Timbs
Greg Valentine beat King Parsons
Jack Brisco beat Ken Timbs
Paul Jones beat King Parsons
Mike Rotundo beat Bill White
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Masa Fuchi

Thu., 11/25/82 Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
Mike Davis beat Masa Fuchi
Johnny Weaver beat Ken Timbs
Frank Monte beat Ron Ritchie
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Jim Nelson
Leroy Brown won a 20-man battle royal for $10,000 and vacant NWA(Mid Atlantic) Television Title
Other participants included Bob Orton, Jr., Keith Larsen, Jerry Black, Masa Fuchi, Jerry Brisco, Frank Monte, Ricky Rudd, Mike Rotundo, Mike Davis, Porkchop Cash, Ken Timbs, Pvt. Nelson, Ron Ritchie, Pvt. Kernodle, King Parsons, Jim Dalton, Gene Anderson, Ricky Harris, Bill White, Sergeant Slaughter, and Johnny Weaver
Jack Brisco beat Greg Valentine
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Roddy Piper
Jimmy Valiant & Abdullah The Butcher beat Oliver Humperdink, Paul Jones & Jos LeDuc in a handicap, steel cage match

Fri., 11/26/82 Charleston, SC; Charleston Town Hall
Jimmy Valiant & Abdullah The Butcher vs. Jos Leduc, Paul Jones & Oliver Humperdink in a handicap, steel cage match
Sweet Brown Sugar & Porkchop Cash vs. Pvt. Nelson & Bill White

Fri., 11/26/82 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Masa Fuchi d. Ron Ritchie
Mike Davis d. Joe Lauren
Mike Rotundo d. Jim Dalton
Gen Anderson & Frank Monte d. Johnny Weaver & Gary Black
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Bullrope match: Dusty Rhodes d. Leroy Brown
Ric Flair & Greg Valentine beat Roddy Piper & Bob Orton, Jr.

Sat., 11/27/82 Norfolk, VA
Jim Dalton beat Ron Ritchie
Mike Rotundo beat Gene Anderson
Johnny Weaver beat Road Warrior (Joe Lauren)
Frank Monte & Masa Fuchi beat Mike Davis & Ron Ritchie
Paul Jones beat Sweet Brown Sugar
Non-U.S. title: Bob Orton, Jr. beat Greg Valentine
Jimmy Valiant & Abdullah The Butcher beat Leroy Brown, Jos LeDuc & Oliver Humperdink in a handicap match

Sat., 11/27/82 Greenville, SC; Greenville Memorial Auditorium
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Roddy Piper by DQ
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jack & Jerry Brisco
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Pvt. Nelson & Bill White
Ricky Harris beat Keith Larsen
Ken Timbs beat Abe Jacobs
Rick Rudd beat Ben Alexander

Sun., 11/28/82 Charlotte, NC; Charlotte Coliseum
Pvt. Nelson d. Keith Larsen
Gene Anderson d. Mike Davis
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Bill White & Ken Timbs
Jos LeDuc beat Jerry Brisco
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Greg Valentine
Jack Brisco beat Paul Jones to win NWA Mid Atlantic Title in a no DQ match
Roddy Piper & Abdullah The Butcher beat Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle
NWA Champion Ric Flair double DQ Jimmy Valiant