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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: December 11, 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: 12/11/82
(taped 12/08/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Bob Caudle introduces the show, saying the World champ and the U.S. champ will be here.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle
Again, we go to the 11/12/82 clip in Charlotte of Slaughter & Kernodle injuring Youngblood. Nothing new added that we haven’t heard for the last month. Kernodle says it was his greatest thrill. The video freezes at the point that Kernodle lifed Youngblood’s leg (no “censored” graphic this time).


Match 1
Non-Title: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle [NWA World Tag Champs][ch.] 
d. Ron Ritchie & Mark Fleming
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. The lighting/video quality is better this week. The name of the double team top rope clothesline is the Atomic Bomb. Mostly Ritchie in the match, and he takes a beating. Slaughter comes off the top with that Atomic Bomb for the finish.


Match 2
Bob Orton, Jr. d. Ken Timbs
Caudle says Dusty Rhodes, Abdullah the Butcher, “One Man Gang” George Gray are coming in. So is Bruiser Brody. Orton is wrestling aggressively for a babyface. Orton wins following a Samoan drop!

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco, Bob Orton, Jr.
This is in lieu of local promos. Brisco says he’s not satisfied with beating Jones just yet. No mention of when and where he regained the Mid-Atlantic title (Nov. 30 in Columbia). Orton says the House of Humperdink barred Piper from the TV station. It’s time to fight fire with fire.


Match 3
Non-Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship: Jack Brisco [ch.] d. Rick Connor
Caudle pushes wrestling tickets as a holiday gift. Brisco takes his time, winning with the Figure Four.

-Comments from Mike Rotundo
This is in lieu of local promos. Rotundo is deadpanning to the camera, saying he has another match vs. Leroy Brown. In comes the Network edit music, and here comes Jimmy Valiant and Bob Orton, Jr. Valiant says he can’t face Leroy Brown like that, he needs to be a streetfighter like Orotn.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco, Bob Orton, Jr.
A Network edit takes us into this interview. Orton talks about being a new father, saying his ideals have changed, not his style. For the record, Randy Orton was born April 1, 1980. He wants to fire up Mike Rotundo for his match vs. Leroy Brown. Brisco adds some comments to close out the interview.


Match 4
Paul Jones d. Ken Hall
Caudle says Flair & Valentine are teaming later on, but prior to that match, we’ll hear from Piper via video tape. Piper isn’t allowed in the building at the same time as Flair & Valentine. This match is all Jones, winning with the Indian Death Lock submission. Jones chokes on his opponent after his match.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair & Greg Valentine
Flair busts Caudle’s chops about North Carolina falling out of the Top 20. He puts over lots of heels, namely himself and Valentine. Flair’s head is scarred up. Valentine mentions how they held the World tag team championship before. Flair drops Dusty Rhodes’ name a few times. Nothing about Piper.

-Comments from Roddy Piper
Sort of a jump cut into this interview. Piper is on the World Wide studio. He starts with his back to the camera. When he turned around, the left side of his face is red and scraped up. He blames himself and calls himself stupid for letting Piper & Valentine attacking him. He says he looks like the Elephant Man. Then Piper goes nuts. He’s a fighter. He has a drawing board. He writes the word “Assume,” because when Flair & Valentine did that … well you know the rest.


Match 5
Ric Flair & Greg Valentine d. Keith Larsen & Mike Davis
Mostly heels in this one. Flair submits Larsen with the Figure Four.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine, Ric Flair, Paul Jones
Valentine talks trash on Roddy Piper. He holds up the photo of Piper with his scraped up face. Flair then talks nonsense about some girls commenting how Piper looks better now. Flair lays on the insults. Jones gets his Piper insults in.

“So long for now” 


Results for the week, 12/06/82-12/12/82
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 12/06/82 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Rick Harris d. Ken Hall
Joe Lauren d. Mike Davis
Johnny Weaver d. Pvt. Nelson
Pork Chop Cash & Kin Parsons d. Masa Fuchi & Rick Connors
Sweet Brown Sugar d. Paul Jones
Roddy Piper & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Ric Flair & Greg Valentine

Mon., 12/06/82 Fayetteville, NC; Cumberland County Memorial Arena
Jim Dalton d. Abe Jacobs
Gene Anderson d. Ron Ritchie
Mike Rotundo d. Leroy Brown
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Jimmy Valiant d. Jos LeDuc

Tue., 12/07/82 Raleigh, NC; Raleigh Civic Center
Jim Dalton d. Mark Fleming
Mike Davis d. Joe Lauren
Pork Chop Cash & Kin Parsons d. Frank Monte & Rick Harris
Bob Orton, Jr. d. Greg Valentine
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Jimmy Valiant & Sweet Brown Sugar
Jack Brisco d. Paul Jones

Tue., 12/07/82 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Rick Rood beat Bill White
Ron Ritchie beat Masa Fuchi
Ken Timbs beat Abe Jacobs
Gene Anderson & Jim Nelson beat Keith Larsen & Johnny Weaver
Leroy Brown beat Mike Rotundo
Ric Flair d. Roddy Piper

Wed., 12/08/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Mark Fleming & Ron Ritchie
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Ken Timbs
Jack Brisco beat Rick Connors
Paul Jones beat Ken Hall
Ric Flair & Greg Valentine beat Mike Davis & Keith Larson
World Wide Wrestling:
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ron Ritchie & Mike Davis
Paul Jones beat Mark Fleming
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Rick Connors
Jack Brisco beat Ken Timbs
Ric Flair & Greg Valentine beat Ken Hall & Keith Larson

Thu., 12/09/82 Norfolk, VA
Pvt. Nelson beat Mike Davis
Johnny Weaver beat Jim Dalton
Gene Anderson & Bill White beat Porkchop Cash & King Parsons
Paul Jones beat Mike Rotundo
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jos LeDuc by DQ
Jimmy Valiant beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Greg Valentine beat Bob Orton, Jr.
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jack & Jerry Brisco
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Roddy Piper by DQ (other reports say no contest)

Fri., 12/10/82 Charleston, SC; Charleston Town Hall
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jack Brisco & Brad Armstrong
Johnny Weaver & King Parsons beat Gene Anderson & Pvt. Nelson
Mike Davis beat Jim Dalton
Porkchop Cash beat Bill White

Fri., 12/10/82 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Rick Harris & Ken Timbs d. Keith Larsen & Ron Ritchie
Frank Monte d. The Road Warrior (aka Joe Lauren)
Jimmy Valiant & Mike Rotundo & Sweet Brown Sugar d. Jos LeDuc & Paul Jones & Sir Oliver Humperdink
Dusty Rhodes d. Leroy Brown
Cage match: Roddy Piper & Bob Orton, Jr. d. Ric Flair & Greg Valentine

Sat., 12/11/82 Asheville, NC
Ken Timbs d. Keith Larsen
Rick Harris d. Ron Ritchie
Mike Rotundo d. Gene Anderson
Paul Jones d. Johnny Weaver
Sweet Brown Sugar d. Leroy Brown by DQ
Jimmy Valiant d. Jos LeDuc
Roddy Piper d. Greg Valentine by DQ

Sun., 12/12/82 Toronto, ON; Maple Leaf Gardens (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund beat Buddy Rose in a Texas death match
Leo Burke beat Johnny Weaver by DQ
Salvatore Bellomo beat Mr. Fuji by DQ
Terry Kay beat Pvt. Nelson by DQ
Leroy Brown beat Porkchop Cash
Rudy Kay & Tony Parisi beat The Destroyer & Frank Monte
Billy Red Lyons beat Bobby Bass

Sun., 12/12/82 Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle beat Bob Orton, Jr. & Jimmy Valiant(23:00)
Jack Brisco beat Paul Jones(18:00) via pinfall
Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine(21:00) by DQ
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jos LeDuc by DQ
King Parsons beat Ben Alexander
Mike Rotundo beat Bill White
Ken Timbs beat Ron Ritchie