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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: January 8, 1983

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: 01/08/83
(taped 01/05/83 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Match 1
NWA TV championship: Mike Rotundo [ch.] d. Ken Timbs

We start with action already going in the ring. Tommy Young is the referee for the hour. Caudle praises Rotundo for staying after Leroy Brown and winning the championship. Rotundo gets the pin following the airplane spin.
As Slaughter and Kernodle approach the set, Caudle introduces the next match via magic blue screen.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle
Slaughter wears a camouflage shirt, while Kernodle is in a suit. It’s a $300 coat and $50 shirt Slaughter says. Sarge brags about his team, and they exit stage left.

Match 2
Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. & Jerry Brisco -no contest- Greg Valentine & Dory Funk, Jr. & Red Dog Lane (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink)

This is Slater’s first TV appearance, at least for this run. His right hand is taped, and the heels are scared of his punch. Slater is kind of acting crazy. Decent wrestling throughout. The finish sees Orton and Funk collide and both go down in the ring. Lane comes in, leading to Brisco getting in the ring. As the referee tries to put Brisco out, Slater come sin and knee drops his own partner Orton! Brisco pulls Slater off and shoves him. Slater responds by tossing Brisco out of the ring. Valentine and Slater double team Orton. Piper, in a Pro Wrestling Illustrated shirt, and the recovering Brisco clear house.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink
Humperdink gloats about One Mang Gang taking care of Jimmy Valiant. We go to a clip from an unnamed arena of Gang and Jos LeDuc beating on Valiant in the ring.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine and Sir Oliver Humperdink
This in lieu of local promos. Humperdink says they are having a problem with Barry Windham in Florida. Valentine talks about the Southern title (which Windham holds) and his own U.S. title. Valentine then talks about Piper. He moves on to Dickie Slater, saying he was unsure about him. But, Slater saw the light, and wants to be his partner.


Match 3
Jay Youngblood d. Ricky Harris

Roddy Piper joins Caudle on the mic. Mostly insults for the likes of Slater, Slaughter & Kernodle and the rest. Some loud chops by Youngblood. He finishes off Harris with the “Tommyhawk” and the elbow.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jerry Brisco & Bob Orton, Jr.; Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood.
Brisco says they should have known better about the unpredictable Slater. Orton vows revenge, even calling Slater an a$$hole (edited out). Steamboat & Youngblood say its personal against Slaughter & Kernodle. Youngblood agrees.


Match 4
Johnny Weaver d. Don Kernodle by DQ

Fairly even match. Kernodle locks in the Cobra Clutch. Weaver tries to kick off the ropes to break the hold, but Kernodle holds on. Steamboat runs in, but Kernodle grabs him by the sports coat. Steamboat slips out, and Kernodle rips up the coat. Steamboat joins Caudle and yells at Kernodle. He calls him a fool. Steamboat then grabs the coat, and yells and laughs at Kernodle. It turns out it was his own coat. The match continues sin the ring. Kernodle realizes what he did, and yells at Steamboat. Kernodle drops Weaver over the top rope and causes the disqualification.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle
Kernodle is frustrated and beside himself. Slaughter storms in and says he was in the back on the phone. He wants to know how Steamboat got the coat. Both are livid. Slaughter calls it a conspiracy.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jerry Brisco
Brisco mainly laments about Slater turning on him and Orton.

Match 5
Tommy Gilbert d. Ben Alexander

Caudle praises Steamboat’s plan. Piper rejoins Caudle and he is gloating and laughing at Kernodle. Gilbert wins a relatively nondescript match with a mule kick followed by a knee lift for the pin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine, Dick Slater, and Sir Oliver Humperdink
Humperdink says he pulled the greatest move of 1983. “I don’t your name, and it doesn’t matter,” Slater starts. He says the money Humperdink paid him doesn’t matter. He answers Orton, Brisco and “Rodney” Piper. He doesn’t owe anyone an explanation. He is the greatest wrestler. “What I am, is violence.”
Slater leaves, and Valentine steps up. His New Year’s resolution is to keep the title all year. He praises Slater.

“So long for now!”


Results for the week, 1/03/83-1/09/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock.)

Mon., 1/03/83 Fayetteville, NC; Cumberland County Civic Center
Tommy Gilbert & Abe Jacobs beat Red Dog Lane & Jim Dalton
One Man Gang beat Johnny Weaver
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Bruiser Brody
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Sweet Brown Sugar
Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle by DQ

Tue., 1/04/83 Raleigh, NC; Raleigh Civic Center
Vinnie Valentino beat Ken Timbs
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Pvt. Nelson
Mike Rotundo beat Jim Dalton [poster listed as Larry Lane]
Jimmy Valiant, Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr., Paul Jones & One Man Gang
Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine 

Tue., 1/04/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Dizzy Hogan beat Mike Davis
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Masa Fuchi & Frank Monte
Gene Anderson beat Tommy Gilbert
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Bruiser Brody by DQ
Abdullah the Butcher beat Jos LeDuc
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle

Wed., 1/05/83 Charlotte, NC; WCPQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Mike Rotundo beat Ken Timbs
Jerry Brisco, Bob Orton, Jr. & Dick Slater beat Red Dog Lane, Dory Funk, Jr. & Greg Valentine by DQ
Jay Youngblood beat Ricky Harris
Johnny Weaver beat Pvt. Kernodle by DQ
Tommy Gilbert beat Ben Alexander
World Wide Wrestling
Roddy Piper beat Ken Timbs
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Ricky Harris & Masa Fuchi
Dick Slater & Greg Valentine beat Timmy Gilbert & Mark Fleming
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Frank Monte
Mike Rotundo beat Red Dog Lane

Wed., 1/05/83 Sumter, SC; Exhibition Center
Abdullah The Butcher, Jimmy Valiant & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Bruiser Brody, Paul Jones & One Man Gang
Jack Brisco beat Pvt. Nelson
Mike Davis beat Dizzy Hogan
King Parsons beat Jim Dalton
Bill White beat Vinnie Valentino

Thu., 1/06/83 Shelby, NC
Tommy Gilbert beat Ben Alexander
Jerry Bryant beat Red Dog Lane
Johnny Weaver beat Ricky Harris
Jack Brisco beat Dizzy Hogan
Abdullah The Butcher & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Paul Jones & One Man Gang 

Thu., 1/06/83 Norfolk, VA; Scope Coliseum
Pvt. Nelson beat Vinnie Valentino
One Man Gang beat Mike Davis
Tommy Gilbert & Johnny Weaver beat Red Dog Lane & Ken Timbs
Abdullah the Butcher, Sweet Brown Sugar & Jimmy Valiant beat Gene Anderson, Dory Funk, Jr. & Greg Valentine
Mike Rotundo beat Leroy Brown
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d.  Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle by DQ

Fri., 1/07/83 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Mike Davis beat Masa Fuchi
Jim Nelson beat King Parsons
Vinnie Valentino & Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane
Abdullah the Butcher & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Jos LeDuc & One Man Gang
Jimmy Valiant beat Greg Valentine
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood double countout with Don Kernodle & Sgt. Slaughter

Fri., 1/07/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Ricky Harris beat Abe Jacobs
Frank Monte beat Mark Fleming
Tommy Gilbert draw Dizzy Hogan
Porkchop Cash beat Bill White
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Paul Jones
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Mike Rotundo

Sat., 1/08/83 Conway, SC
Jim Dalton d. Mark Fleming
Bill Whtie d. Vinnie Valentino
Pvt. Nelson d. Abe Jacobs
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle

Sun., 1/09/83 Savannah, GA; Civic Center
Abe Jacobs beat Bill White
Red Dog Lane beat Mike Davis
Porkchop Cash beat Ricky Harris by DQ
Jack Brisco, Mike Rotundo & Abdullah the Butcher beat Red Dog Lane, Gene Anderson & Paul Jones
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle

Sun., 1/9/83 Hampton, VA; Hampton Coliseum
Tommy Gilbert beat Jim Dalton
Masa Fuchi beat Vinnie Valentino
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Dizzy Hogan
Jimmy Valiant beat One Man Gang
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Greg Valentine by DQ
Jack Brisco d. Dory Funk, Jr.