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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: February 26, 1983

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling on
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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 WTVR-6 in Richmond, VA. (Does not appear 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: 02/26/83
(taped 03/23/83 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)

WTVR-6 Richmond Feed

Match 1
Non-Title: Greg Valentine [U.S. Champion] d. Vinnie Valentino

We start with the match already in progress. Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Easy match for The Hammer, who wins with the Figure Four.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Dick Slater & Greg Valentine
Slater is the new TV champion. He says Mike Rotundo is just a kid. He’s a pro. He doesn’t have to cheat. He doesn’t drink nor smoke. He is a role model. Valentine shakes Slater’s hand. He declares himself the greatest U.S. champion of all time. Rotundo comes out to confront Slater. He wants a rematch during the show. Slater refuses and walks away. Rotundo says Slater cheated, and he wants the belt back.


Match 2
Non-Title: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle [NWA Tag Champs] vs Dizzy Hogan & Frank Monte

Caudle plugs Andre the Giant is coming in soon. Slaughter slingshots Monte when he gets to high on a body splash. Kernodle hits a clothesline off the second rope, but Dizzy breaks up the pin. Slaughter tags in and finishes Monte with a Cobra Clutch. The heels continue the beat down. Jim Nelson makes the save and nails Slaughter from behind.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Slaughter & Kernodle
Slaughter is incensed. He doesn’t even realize who attacked him. Kernodle keeps saying “It’s Nelson.” That angers Slaughter even more.


Match 3
Sweet Brown Sugar d. Ricky Harris

Sugar gets the pin following a high drop kick.

[VIDEO] Workout video of Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Montage video of running and weight lifting. Music is “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring. 

-Local promos w/Big Bill Ward
Mentions cards 3/11/83 Hampton Coliseum; Slaughter, Kernodle, Weaver, Rotundo and Briscos at  3/04/83 at the Washington & Lee HS Gym in Montross, VA; Gene Anderson, Red Dog Lane, Sgt. Slaughter, Private Nelson, Mike George, Rotundo, Weaver, Briscos and others at 3/03/83 Colonial Heights HS Stadium in Colonial Heights, VA.
3/18/83 at the Richmond Coliseum. Battle royal. Gang & Slater & Humperdink vs. Steamboat & Valiant & McGraw. Flair defends NWA World title against Greg Valentine.
We go to taped comments from Valentine. He says he’s the number one contender. He’s coming full speed ahead.
Humperdink, Slater and Gang are in with Ward. They talk smack about McGraw.


Match 4
Jack Brisco d. Red Dog Lane

Jerry Brisco and Paul Jones are on commentary. They continue to argue with each other. Jerry mentions Jack beat Lane in college. Jones says no one cares. Brisco scores a quick pin when Lane makes a cover too high and Brisco just reverses it for the pin.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle; Paul Jones; Sir Oliver Humperdink and One Man Gang
Slaughter & Kernodle talk about their upcoming defense vs. Steamboat & Youngblood. Some mean words for Nelson as well. Jones warns Jack Brisco is setting his goals too low. He is holding the Mid-Atlantic title of Dory Funk, Jr. Humperdink talks about Jimmy Valiant’s conspicuous absence, as One Man Gang holds some blonde locks of hair.


[PRE-TAPED INTERVIEW] w/Bill Ward: Ric Flair and Greg Valentine
Flair and Valentine are side-by-side, each in suits, and each holding their respective title belt. Flair says a title match is inevitable, and shakes Valentine’s hand and says let the best man win. Valentine has equally complimentary words for Flair. But, he said he would do anything possible to win.

-Local promos w/Big Bill Ward
Same towns as the first promo. We get comments from Steamboat, sick of the actions of One Mang Gang and Slater. Valiant struts in, with “Boy from New York City” in the background. Also, a trophy for the battle royal winner is in the back. We cut to comments from Slater, Gang and Humperdink. Slater isn’t impressed with Valiant.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Gary Hart
Mike Rotundo immediately confronts Hart. Says he doesn’t want any interference. Hart says let’s do the match. So, we have an impromptu match…

Match 5
NWA TV championship: Dick Slater [ch.] d. Mike Rotundo

Caudle says this is a TV title match. Hart sticks around on commentary. Hart says Great Kabuki is coming in soon. Short match, but Rotundo charges the corner and Slater gets a knee up. He pins Rotundo clean.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jimmy Valiant & Bugsy McGraw; Mike Rotundo; Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood & Jim Nelson
Valiant and McGraw head out to “Boy from New York City.” We go to a clip last week where Slater, Valentine and Gang attack Valiant. Gang cuts a few locks of Valiant’s hair. Back to now. Valiant wants Humperdink in a loser leaves town match. Rotundo comes in. He’s not done challenging for the TV championship. Steamboat & Youngblood talk about Slaughter & Kernodle. Nelson joins them. He tells Slaughter if he wants his hat back, take it.

“So long for now!”


Results for the week, 2/21/83-2/27/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 2/21/83 Hillsville, VA; Woodlawn Intermediate School
Abe Jacobs beat Masa Fuchi
Tommy Gilbert beat The Ninja
Dizzy Hogan & Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Sweet Brown Sugar
Greg Valentine beat Mike Rotundo 

Tue., 2/22/83 Kingstree, SC
Dizzy Hogan d. Gene Anderson
Mike Rotundo d. The Ninja
Jimmy Valiant d. One Man Gang
Don Kernodle & Sgt. Slaughter d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco

Tue., 2/22/83 Mount Olive, NC
Sweet Brown Sugar d. Pvt. Nelson
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Dory Funk, Jr. & Greg Valentine
Roddy Piper d. Dick Slater

Wed., 2/23/83 Charlotte, NC; WCPQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Greg Valentine beat Vinnie Valentino
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Frank Monte & Dizzy Hogan
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Ricky Harris
Jack Brisco beat Red Dog Lane
Dick Slater beat Mike Rotundo
World Wide Wrestling:
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Masa Fuchi & Ricky Harris
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Bill White
One Man Gang beat Vinnie Valentino
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ben Alexander & Frank Monte
Greg Valentine beat Dizzy Hogan
Dick Slater beat Ron Rossi
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Ken Timbs
Thu., 2/24/83 Harrisonburg, VA; High School

Jimmy Valiant vs. One Man Gang
Jack Brisco vs. Dory Funk, Jr.
Plus other matches

Fri., 2/25/83 Charleston SC; County Hall
Ricky Steamboat beat Dick Slater
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ
Jay Youngblood beat The Ninja
Mike George beat Ken Timbs
Bill White beat Frank Monte

Sat., 2/26/83 Spartanburg, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Masa Fuchi beat Vinnie Valentino
Mike George beat Ricky Harris
Dizzy Hogan beat Jim Nelson
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Mike Rotundo & Jerry Brisco
Jimmy Valiant beat One Man Gang in a New York street fight match

Sun., 2/27/83 Winston-Salem, NC; Memorial Coliseum
Mike George beat Frank Monte
Johnny Weaver & Jim Nelson beat Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Dick Slater & One Man Gang
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Mike Rotundo & Jerry Brisco

Mon., 2/28/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Masa Fuchi beat Vinnie Valentino
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Mike Rotundo
One Man Gang beat Johnny Weaver
Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane beat Dizzy Hogan & Mike George
Greg Valentine beat Jimmy Valiant in a match with Roddy Piper as special referee