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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: February 5, 1983

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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: 02/05/83
(taped 02/02/83 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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[CLIP] Greg Valentine vs. The Champ
We start with footage “recently from a large southern arena,” as Caudle says. Greg Valentine vs. The Champ (a masked Brian Blair). Records say this would be 1/30/83 at the Charlotte Coliseum. Sonny Fargo is the referee. Valentine reverses a Thesz press attempt and drops Champ’s throat on the top rope and scores the pin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones
Jones is clad in a tuxedo. He is holding the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship belt. Brisco is no longer the champion. Notice how they don’t say Jones is the champ. Maybe they’ll explain later.


[CLIP] Roddy Piper & Dusty Rhodes vs. Red Dog Lane & Paul Jones
We are back in the arena, same 1/30/83 Charlotte Coliseum show. Roddy Piper & Dusty Rhodes vs. Red Dog Lane & Paul Jones. Piper is destroying Lane. Dusty finishes him off with an elbow for the pin. Piper calls out Slater after the match. The fans are chanting for it too. We got back to Caudle, who tosses it back to the arena. Slater does come down, and it is a brawl. Dory Funk, Jr. and Valentine come in for the triple team. Rhodes tries to make the save, but the heels overwhelm. Valentine & Funk hold Rhodes down as Slater is about to jump off the top onto Rhodes’ leg. Piper is back in and absorbs the blow. Rhodes tangles with Funk, while Valentine holds Piper down. Slater kicks his head like a football.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper
Piper says keeping him off TV and radio isn’t working. It’s OK, it’s OK. He’s been down before. He knows what it’s like to fight. “Give it your best shot, or don’t bother shooting at all!”

Match 1
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Rick Harris & Ken Timbs

Caudle recaps the Slater attack. And Paul Jones holding the Mid-Atlantic belt. Good mat wrestling in this match. Tommy Young is the referee for the hour. Youngblood locks the sleeper on Timbs and gets the victory. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
A heavy-breathing Rick Steamboat says how hard it’s been against Slaughter & Kernodle. They are still chasing them. They will be better champs than the current holders.


[CLIP] Mid-Atlantic Title Match: Jack Brisco vs. Dory Funk, Jr. (Title Change)
We are back at a “big southern arena” (aka 1/30/83 in Charlotte). Caudle and Paul Jones are narrating a Brisco vs. Funk Mid-Atlantic title match. The finish saw Funk toss Brisco out of the ring. Jones, at ringside, slams Brisco into the post. Brisco gets back in the ring, attempts the Figure Four, but Funk reverses it to a roll up for the pin. Paul Jones says he’ll be back to explain more.

Match 2
Non-Title: Dory Funk, Jr. [Mid-Atlantic champ.] d. Tommy Gilbert

Jones sticks around with Caudle. He says he is the president of Dory Funk xxxx (the audio fades out, original production error). He is managing his finances. He is not his flunky, he is Funk’s advisor. Gilbert is competitive, but Funk wins with a straight suplex.

-Comments from Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle and Pvt. Nelson
Taped comments are next. Slaughter and Kernodle are still hot about Sarge’s missing hat. Why is Nelson here? Sarge tells him to stand at attention and gets upset he hasn’t found his hat.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine, Dick Slater
Valentine says he’s held the United States championship for five months. New York magazines say he is the greatest U.S. champ. He’s been through Wahoo, Piper, Jack Brisco. Slater joins in. So does One Man Gang. Slater is mad at Jimmy Valiant stealing $5,000. Gang has a remedy for stealing. Slater will now be known as Big & Nasty. He is one-third of the Dirty Dozen.


Match 3
One Man Gang d. Mike Davis

Davis tries to dodge early, but Gang catches up to him and its curtain. He finishes it with a Big Splash.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Mike Rotundo and Jerry Brisco
Jerry is in a suit. He mocks the way Paul Jones talks and looks. He looks like a penguin. Rotundo gets some comments in and talks abut the TV championship. Mike is still green here. 


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Youngblood talks about the brawls and bloodbaths vs. Slaughter & Kernodle. It has to stop soon. He talked about winning his match with the sleeper. They know about the Cobra Clutch too, from a secret source.

[CLIP] Final of minutes of 18-Man Battle Royal
Caudle pitches it back to “a big arena” i.e. 1/30/83 Charlotte. It is the final of an 18-man battle royal, three men left: Routndo, Funk and Red Dog Lane. The heels attempt a double team to send Rotundo out. Mike holds on, and Lane is out. Funk nearly throws Rotundo out. Mike hangs on, reaches up and grabs Dory and drags him out.

Match 4
NWA TV championship: Mike Rotundo [ch.] d. Frank Monte

Monte misses a knee drop from the top rope. Rotundo gets Monte in an airplane spin and gets the pin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jimmy Valiant and Jerry Brisco
Not sure if something got edited out, but the Network overdub plays, and Brisco is out and so is Valiant. He is ranting about One Man Gang and the stolen money. You can barely hear anything. I think they mention something about Terry Funk. And…

[TAPE] Comments from Terry Funk
Taped comments from Funk. He hates the New York Jets. Where the women are women, and so are the men. When they get in the ring, Funk will molest Valiant (What!?!). Funk calls Valiant a clown and court jester. 

Valiant reacts, and dares Funk to say that to his face.

"So long for now!"



Results for the week: 1/31/83-2/06/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 1/31/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Ken Timbs (sub for Ricky Harris) & Jim Dalton
Dizzy Hogan beat Ricky Harris
Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson
Jimmy Valiant beat One Man Gang in a no DQ match
Jack Brisco beat Dick Slater by DQ
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood in a lumberjack match

Tue., 2/01/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Bill White beat Mike Davis
Vinnie Valentino beat Ken Timbs
Johnny Weaver & Tommy Gilbert beat Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane
Jerry Brisco draw Dory Funk, Jr.
Roddy Piper beat Dick Slater by DQ
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle in a boot camp match

Tue., 2/01/83 Raleigh, NC; Civic Center
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons beat Masa Fuchi & Ricky Harris
Dizzy Hogan beat The Champ(Brian Blair)
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Paul Jones
Mike Rotundo beat Pvt. Nelson
Jack Brisco beat Greg Valentine
One Man Gang beat Jimmy Valiant by DQ

Wed., 2/02/83 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Ricky Harris & Ken Timbs
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Tommy Gilbert
One Man Gang beat Mike Davis
Mike Rotundo beat Frank Monte
World Wide Wrestling:
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Dizzy Hogan & Mike Davis
The Champ beat Ricky Harris
Mike Rotundo beat Ken Timbs
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Frank Monte 

Thu., 2/3/83 Sumter, SC; Exhibition Center
Abe Jacobs beat Ken Timbs
Ricky Harris beat Mike Davis
Mike Rotundo beat Dizzy Hogan
Jack Brisco beat Paul Jones
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle by DQ

Thu., 2/03/83 Norfolk, VA; Scope Coliseum
Frank Monte beat Mark Fleming
Porkchop Cash beat Masa Fuchi
Johnny Weaver, Tommy Gilbert & King Parsons beat Pvt. Nelson, Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Sweet Brown Sugar
Jimmy Valiant beat One Man Gang
Greg Valentine beat The Champ
Roddy Piper beat Dick Slater

Fri., 2/04/83 Charleston SC @ County Hall
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood in a lumberjack match
Jack Brisco vs. Dizzy Hogan
Sweet Brown Sugar vs. Ricky Harris
Pvt. Nelson vs. Mike Davis
Porkchop Cash & King Parsons vs. Ken Timbs & Masa Fuchi

Fri., 2/04/83 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Abe Jacobs & Mark Fleming beat Frank Monte & Jim Dalton
Johnny Weaver beat Paul Jones by DQ
One Man Gang beat Jimmy Valiant by DQ
Mike Rotundo beat Dory Funk, Jr.
Roddy Piper & The Champ beat Greg Valentine & Dick Slater

Sat., 2/05/83 Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
Greg Valentine & King Parsons beat Masa Fuchi & Ken Timbs
Dizzy Hogan beat Bill White
Dusty Rhodes beat Gene Anderson
Jimmy Valiant beat One Man Gang
Dick Slater beat Jerry Brisco
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood no contest with Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle

Sun., 2/06/83 Fayetteville, NC; Cumberland County Civic Center
Tommy Gilbert beat The Champ
Mike Rotundo beat Red Dog Lane
Jimmy Valiant beat One Man Gang
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Dizzy Hogan & Sweet Brown Sugar
Jay Youngblood beat Dory Funk, Jr. in a bounty match
Greg Valentine & Dick Slater beat Mike Rotundo & Jack Brisco
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ricky Steamboat