Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: December 18, 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: 12/18/82
(taped 12/15/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Bob Caudle opens the show. The World tag team champions will be here. So is “One Man Gang” George Gray.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sweet Brown Sugar
Sugar throws to a tape. David Crockett presides over a contract signing between Sugar and Dory Funk, Jr. in his $100,000 Golden challenge. Funk says he’s willing the time limit to 15 minutes. Crockett explains the contract also calls for a special referee, boxing legend Ernie Shavers. Sugar is laughing. Funk is agitated. He attacks Sugar for laughing and bodyslams him on the concrete floor. Back to the interview. Sugars vows revenge on Funk.


Match 1
Non-Title: Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle [World Tag Champs] d. Mike Davis & Abe Jacobs

Before the match starts, Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood jump in the ring and attack Slaughter & Kernodle. The action goes around to the announcer’s desk. We hit a break as the action is still going on.


The match starts after the break. Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Steamboat & Youngblood leave the studio. Interesting move where Slaughter gets his partner up in a fireman’s carry, then drops his knee into Davis’ throat. The extra weight made the move that much more devastating. Slaughter pins Davis after the Atomic Bomb (clothesline off the top rope, with Kernodle holding Davis). After, Steamboat & Youngblood run in, and the four men brawl to the back.


Match 2
Jimmy Valiant & Bob Orton, Jr. d. Ricky Harris & Jim Dalton

A jump cut, and the Network edit music leads to the next match. Valiant has dollar signs on the side of his tights, and “Honey & Money” on the back. Orton has Dalton in the piledriver, and Valiant spikes him for the pin. I always thought the spike piledriver was illegal. I guess not.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jimmy Valiant & Bob Orton, Jr.
Orton says Slaughter & Kernodle better watch out. He tells Humperdink that nothing is safe. Valiant says Orton is a street fighter. Caudle asks Orton about Ernie Shavers. He says a wrestler can beat a boxer, but Shavers isn’t here to wrestle. He’s here to keep law and order.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink & One Man Gang
Humperdink introduces his new man. Of course, that means to get his hands on Jimmy Valiant. 

Match 3
One Man Gang (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Keith Larsen

Caudle refers to him as “One Man Gang” George Gray. A short victory, finishing off Larsen with the power slam.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Classic fired-up babyface promo from Youngblood. Slaughter & Kernodle put him out of action. They took fod off his table. He’s back and he wants revenge. Steamboat (clean shaven) concurs, saying Slaughter & Kernodle are scared of them.


Mach 4
Dory Funk, Jr. d. Ron Ritchie

Caudle refers to the video earlier of Funk attacking Sweet Brown Sugar. Caudle talks about how Orton and Valiant have been training Sugar, and that Ernie Shavers will be a special referee for upcoming bouts. Ritchie gets his offense in. But, he makes a mistake, missing a leap over Funk. A moment later, Funk applies the spinning told hold for the submission win.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Dory Funk, Jr.
This is in lieu of local promos. Funk says Ernie Shavers coming in is a conspiracy. Funk says he is better than Flair (remember, both are heels at the time). 


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Dory Funk, Jr.
Funk talks about his $100,000 challenge. He wonders where the challenge is from Dusty Rhodes or Mike Graham? 


Match 5
Mike Rotundo d. Ken Timbs

For whatever reason, no Leroy Brown. Orton and Valiant are out to support Rotundo, and join Caudle on the mic. Rotundo has a new cap, noted by Orton. Valiant gets his jive in on the mic, talking about how tough Rotundo is. Valiant says One Man Gang is bigger than Andre. When Rotundo gets the airplane spin on Timbs, Valiant chimes in “Let’s go to the bar and get some beer, brother.” I guess that means it’s the finish. It was.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle; One Man Gang and Sir Oliver Humperdink
Kernodle denies they ran from Steamboat & Youngblood. They will put them out of wrestling permanently. Slaughter starts quoting the lyrics to “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley. He talks trash on Youngblood. 30 more seconds, and he would be in the morgue.
Slaughter then shakes Oliver Humperdink’s hands, and thanks him for Mr. Gray watching their back. Humperdink gives more ominous warnings to Jimmy Valiant.

“So long for now!”


Results for the week, 12/13/82-12/19/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 12/13/82 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Ben Alexander d. Abe Jacobs
Mike Davis d. Joe Lauren
Jim Dalton & Rick Harris d. Ron Ritchie & Keith Larsen
Keith Larsen DRAW Masa Fuchi
Dusty Rhodes d. Leroy Brown
Roddy Piper d. Greg Valentine by DQ

Tue., 12/14/82 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Pork Chop Cash d. Ben Alexander
King Parsons d. Bill White
Paul Jones d. Pork Chop Cash
Jack Brisco d. Jos LeDuc
Roddy Piper d. Greg Valentine

Wed., 12/15/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Mike Davis & Abe Jacobs
Jimmy Valiant & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Ricky Harris & Jim Dalton
One Man Gang beat Keith Larson
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Ron Ritchie
Mike Rotundo beat Ken Timbs
World Wide Wrestling:
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Ricky Harris & Pvt. Nelson
Jimmy Valiant & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Masa Fuchi & Joe Lauren
One Man Gang beat Mike Davis
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Keith Larson
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle D Ron Ritchie & ??

Thu., 12/16/82 Sumter, SC
Ricky Harris beat Abe Jacobs
Pvt. Nelson beat Ben Alexander
King Parsons beat Jim Dalton
Mike Rotundo beat Leroy Brown by countout
Jimmy Valiant beat Jos LeDuc in a cage match