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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: February 12, 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: 02/12/83
(taped 02/09/83 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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[CLIP] Slaughter & Kernodle vs. Steamboat & Youngblood
We are in an unnamed arena. Youngblood is dominating Kernodle. David Crockett & Johnny Weaver are on the mic. We cut to Caudle in the studio, who says we’ll see the conclusion of the match later.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sir Oliver Humperdink
Humperdink is back and complaining about Jimmy Valiant. He ran out Ivan Koloff. Jos LeDuc is laid up in a hospital. He hurt Humperdink, splitting his head open. He stole his money. Now, he wants Valiant in a match. It doesn’t matter when.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jerry Brisco
Just a brief comment from Jerry, wearing a suit, as we head to the next match.

Match 1
Jack Brisco d. Rick Harris

Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Brisco lavishes praise on his brother. Caudle mentions there is a new manager around, but doesn’t reveal who. Brisco wins with the Figure Four.


Match 2
Mike Rotundo & Jerry Brisco d. Dick Slater & Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ

Dick Slater & Dory Funk, Jr. are in the ring. Rotundo doesn’t seem to have a partner. It’s supposed to be Tommy Gilbert. Rotundo goes to the interview area, and jaws with Paul Jones, resplendent in a periwinkle tuxedo. Slater is willing to make it a singles match. After taunting by Jones, Rotundo gets in the ring with Funk. Slater sticks around, and gets on the apron and tags in! So much for the singles match. Caudle vociferously complains. Rotundo has now chance. Jerry Brisco comes along and pulls Rotundo out of the ring. Brisco, still in his dress clothes wants in. And apparently it’s allowed. Rotundo kicks out of a Funk piledriver. Wild action. Jerry reverses a Funk spinning toe hold into a Figure Four. Slater breaks it up. Slater tosses the referee out for the DQ. Jack Brisco makes the save.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Mike Rotundo
Rotundo says Slater & Funk will pay for that. Mike is fired up! His best interview thus far. Mike calls himself a country boy!He thanks the Briscos for their help. 


[CLIP] Terry Funk vs. Jerry Grey
Caudle throws to a tape from Florida. It’s a match from the Tampa TV studio. A bunkhouse match to boot. Funk has cowboy boots, jeans, chaps, and an orange shirt that says “Dusty Sucks Eggs.” Tommy Young is the referee, even in Florida. All Funk and gets the pin after nailing Grey with his boot.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Dick Slater
Slater has no remorse for beating on Rotundo earlier. Slater is with Gary Hart, the new manager eluded to earlier. He runs down the Briscos and “Rodney” Piper. Fans chant “traitor.”
Gary Hart says Great Kabuki has been deported. He is looking for wrestlers to take on Ric Flair. He is willing to spend some money.

Personal observation: I didn’t see Slater until 1989 in WCW, and he was terrible. Every subsequent WCW appearance was even worse. When Dave Metlzer compared his style to Terry Funk, and others said Slater was one of the best in the world, I had no idea what they were talking about it. Dick Slater 1983 shows what they were talking about. He was great. He did use Funk’s style in the ring, persona, interviews. Wow.


[CLIP] Slaughter & Kernodle vs. Steamboat & Youngblood
Caudle throws back to the Slaughter & Kernodle vs. Steamboat & Youngblood match. Babyfaces have the advantage. Youngblood locks on the Cobra clutch on Kernodle. Slaughter makes the dramatic save. The match has two referees. The heels try to leave, but Steamboat won’t let them. Things are breaking down. The fighting continues, and the referees can’t control it, and the match is eventually stopped. Crockett keeps on saying law and order ahs to take place. For the record, this is taped 2/05/83 in Greensboro. 

After the match, Crockett is talking with Sandy Scott (from the World Wide show). Scott brings in Slaughter & Kernodle, and tells them they will levy one of the biggest fines. Slaughter was upset over the fine, but paid it willingly. But, they are finished with Steamboat & Youngblood. No more matches. Scott says no. One more match. It will be in March. Slaughter says no, they are on vacation in March. Scott tells them it will be in a cage. Slaughter goes nuts.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sweet Brown Sugar & Dizzy Hogan
This is in lieu of local interviews. Sugar: We’re pretty good specimens of manhood. Sugar likes the way his team is developing. Hogan likes teaming up too. 


Match 3
Sweet Brown Sugar & Dizzy Hogan d. Ken Timbs & Jim Dalton

Gary Hart is out, and has some comments about scouting Sugar & Hogan before the match. Caudle says Sugar & Hogan are unlikely to sign with Hart. He retorts people didn’t think Reagan would get elected. Hart likes the moves of Sugar & Hogan, but they don’t have brains. They need advice. Hart says his Chicago attorney, Saul Liebowitz, can help with Slaughter & Kernodle’s situation. Hogan powerslams Timbs for the pin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Steamboat talks about the wildness with Slaughter & Kernodle. Sandy Scott comes out and says they have been fined too. Steamboat’s jaw drops. Steamboat & Youngblood confer. The ask how long they have to pay. Scott says one week, before the official contract signing. Youngblood looks despondent. Steamboat is aghast when Scott says the match will be in a cage. Steamboat is happy about that. They’ll find the fine money.

“So long for now!”


Results for the week, 2/07/83-2/13/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 2/07/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Vinnie Valentino beat Frank Monte
Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr.
Johnny Weaver & Jerry Brisco beat Gene Anderson & Masa Fuchi
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle in a boot camp match
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Mike Rotundo

Tue., 2/08/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Porkchop Cash & Vinnie Valentino beat Ken Timbs & Jim Dalton
Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson
Jay Youngblood beat Dory Funk, Jr.
Dick Slater beat The Champ
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle by DQ
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ricky Steamboat

Wed., 2/09/83 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
 Jack Brisco beat Ricky Harris
Jerry Brisco & Mike Rotundo beat Dick Slater & Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ
Dizzy Hogan & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jim Dalton & Ken Timbs
World Wide Wrestling:
Dizzy Hogan & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Ricky Harris & Red Dog Lane
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Frank Monte
Dick Slater beat Mike Thompson
Mike Rotundo beat Ken Timbs

Thu., 2/10/83 Norfolk, VA; Scope Coliseum
Dizzy Hogan beat Ricky Harris
Mike Rotundo beat Red Dog Lane
Roddy Piper & Jerry Brisco beat Greg Valentine & Dick Slater
Jack Brisco won a battle royal
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Ricky Steamboat

Fri., 2/11/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Frank Monte beat Ricky Harris
Tommy Gilbert draw Red Dog Lane
Sweet Brown Sugar beat The Ninja
Dick Slater beat Jerry Brisco
Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ

Sat., 2/12/83 Sumter, SC; Exhibition Center
Frank Monte & Vinnie Valentino beat Ken Timbs & Masa Fuchi
Sweet Brown Sugar beat One Man Gang
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Mike Rotundo & Jerry Brisco
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Jimmy Valiant

Sun., 2/13/83 Asheville, NC; Civic Center
Bill White beat Masa Fuchi
The Ninja beat Vinnie Valentino
One Man Gang beat Dizzy Hogan
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Greg Valentine & Dick Slater
Jimmy Valiant beat Terry Funk
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle by DQ

Sun., 2/13/83 Charlotte, NC; Charlotte Coliseum
Abe Jacobs beat Jim Dalton
Tommy Gilbert & Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane
Pvt. Kernodle & Sgt. Slaughter beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Mike Rotundo
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Dick Slater & Greg Valentine
Jimmy Valiant beat Terry Funk