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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: March 26, 1983

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by David Taub
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 03/26/83
(taped 03/23/83 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: March 26, 1983 (taped 3/23/83 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Bob Caudle opens the show with Gary Hart, who is holding Kabuki’s weaponry. Today, we’ll get a demonstration. He has a $100 challenge for Ken Timbs, if he can strike Kabuki with kendo stick.
In the ring, Kabuki is demonstrating nunchuks. Gary Hart cautions kids not to try this at home. Hart gets in the ring, holding a melon. Kabuki chops it with a pair of silver sai. Before Kabuki gets into it, Hart places a garbage bag on the mat to act as a tarp. Someone thought ahead. Kabuki uses a Samurai sword to slice the melon in half.

Timbs now starts his challenge. Hart calls it a Dragon Shai match. Timbs is swinging away, but Kabuki blocks most of the shots with his arms (which is allowed for the challenge). Timbs actually nails Kabuki in the back of his head, knocking off his helmet. Kabuki pulls out his sai. Kabuki grabs the kendo stick and goes to town on Timbs. He even nails Hart who is trying to break things up. Timbs eventually escapes, $100 richer but in a lot of pain.


Match 1
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Mike George & Mike Davis by referee stoppage

Mike George is back. Babyfaces put up a fight, but Slaughter & Kernodle seemingly finish off the team with the Atomic Bomb (although Caudle seemingly forgot the name). Slaughter lifts Davis up, clotheslines him out of the ring. The referee for the hour, Stu Schwartz, stops the match, as Davis can’t continue.


[CLIPS] Andre the Giant (WWF)
Caudle narrates some WWF clips of Andre vs. an unnamed masked man, Swede Hansen, and Jose Estrada.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jimmy Valiant & Bugsy McGraw
Jimmy says they raised 5,000 canaries in five days, so please don’t send the Boogie Woogie Man any more money. He tells Bugsy (wearing a PWI t-shirt and blue tie) to hold the money and hide it. Valiant heads into the ring for a tug of war.

Tug of War: Jimmy Valiant NC One Man Gang (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink)
The match doesn’t quite end as expected with Gang splashing Valiant in the corner. Instead, he lets go of the rope, and OMG & Humperdink stomp him until McGraw makes the save. After the match, OMG & Humperdink gloat to Caudle, calling Valiant an idiot. They leave, and McGraw and Valiant storm the set. Valiant calls them scum, SCUMMMM.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Dory Funk, Jr. & Jake Roberts
Dory, in his even keel style, says he saw Roberts in Florida, and wanted him as his partner. Caudle is perplexed why Jake is with them. Paul Jones, in his prom tux, joins his charges. He says tonight they’ll see if the team clicks. Jake, in essence, says he’s here to prove himself


Match 2
Dory Funk, Jr. & Jake Roberts (w/Paul Jones) d. Vinnie Valentino & Sweet Brown Sugar

Caudle can’t believe the change in Roberts. Jones, on commentary, tells Caudle “you’re proud of him too.” A DDT finishes off Valentino. Caudle, who doesn’t call it a DDT, says it looks like a piledriver.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: One Man Gang & Sir Oliver Humperdink
Humperdink gloats over Valiant. David Crockett comes out and says that tug of war isn’t finished. If they don’t complete it, he is suspended.


[TAPED INTERVIEW] w/David Crockett: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
The interview is taking place behind the chain link fence. Youngblood talks about how brutal the cage is. Now, they have a rematch against Slaughter & Kernodle. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jos LeDuc
LeDuc says it’s not over between him and Valiant. He says Humperdink is running his mouth. He doesn’t owe him any money. If Humperdink gets in his face, LeDuc will break it. He wants the TV title Slater holds. No one ever beat LeDuc for it. He makes a challenge. LeDuc has a huge up and down scar on his forehead. Slater comes out. He gets in LeDuc’s face. He doesn’t care for LeDuc’s challenge. Slater says he has more guts and challenges Slater. “Let’s go” LeDuc says. He gets in the ring, and Ron Rossi gets out. Valentine is with Slater.

Match 3
NWA TV championship: Jos LeDuc d. Dick Slater [ch.] by DQ

Hard chops and punches traded early. Valentine joins on commentary. He acknowledges he’s been partners with both men. An elbow knocks down LeDuc, twice. Slater bumps around like crazy for LeDuc. The way his eyes bug out during a choke hold is scary. Fantastic back and forth match. Valentine hands Slater the U.S. title belt, and Slater wallops LeDuc for the DQ. Slater and Valentine double team LeDuc. Slater kicks LeDuc’s head twice, as Valentine held him down. They finally leave.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
The Briscos talk about the dastardly acts of the heels, from One Man Gang to Slater & Valentine. Jerry says they want to challenge for the tag team title. It’s time they are recognized as the number-one contenders. Jack agrees.


Match 4
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Masa Fuchi & Rick Harris

Quick tags by the Briscos. Jack pins Fuchi after an Oklahoma roll.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle
Kernodle says they didn’t lose the tag title, they were stolen. He says they sent the tape to the NWA for review. Caudle says we all saw what happened. Slaughter says Steamboat & Youngblood are afraid. He talks about being in a jam, telling a Vietnam story.

“So long for now!”


Results for the week, 3/21/83-3/27/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 3/21/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Ricky Harris vs. Mike George
Jerry Brisco vs. Gene Anderson
Sweet Sugar Brown vs. Red Dog Lane
Johnny Weaver & Jim Nelson beat Jake Roberts & One Man Gang
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle in a steel cage match

Tue., 3/22/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Ken Timbs beat Paul Jones
Vinnie Valentino beat Masa Fuchi
Gene Anderson beat Mike Davis
Jos LeDuc beat Dick Slater
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood

Wed., 3/23/83 Charlotte, NC; WCPQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Mike George & Mike Davis
Jake Roberts & Dory Funk, Jr. beat Vinnie Valentino & Sweet Brown Sugar
Jos LeDuc beat Dick Slater (9:25) by DQ
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Masa Fuchi & Ricky Harris
World Wide Wrestling:
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Mike Davis & Bill White
Jake Roberts & Dory Funk, Jr. beat Mike Rotundo & Vinnie Valentino
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Red Dog Lane & Ken Timbs 

Thu., 3/24/83 Harrisonburg, VA; Harrisonburg High School
Jos LeDuc vs. Ricky Harris
Bugsy McGraw vs. The Ninja
Dory Funk, Jr. vs. Jack Brisco
Greg Valentine vs. Mike Rotundo
Dick Slater vs. Jimmy Valiant

Fri., 3/25/83 Fredericksburg, VA; Stafford High School
Jimmy Valiant vs. One Man Gang
Jerry Brisco vs. The Ninja
Plus other matches

Fri., 3/25/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Bill White beat Mike Davis
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Ken Timbs
Johnny Weaver beat Ricky Harris
Jim Nelson, Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Great Kabuki, Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle

Sat., 3/26/83 Charlotte, NC; Charlotte Coliseum
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs
Bill White draw Abe Jacobs
Wayne Jones beat Ben Alexander
Dick Slater fought Jos LeDuc
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr. & Paul Jones
Greg Valentine, Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle vs. Jim Nelson, Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood

Sun., 3/27/83 Roanoke, VA; Roanoke Civic Center
Jake Roberts & Gene Anderson beat Mike Davis & Mark Fleming
Bugsy McGraw beat Ricky Harris
Roddy Piper beat Dick Slater
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Jimmy Valiant beat Greg Valentine by DQ

Sun., 3/27/83 Asheville, NC; Asheville Civic Center
Roddy Piper beat Dick Slater to win NWA Mid Atlantic Television Title
Plus other matches

Sun., 3/27/83 Toronto, Ontario; Maple Leaf Gardens
Rudy Kay draw Billy Red Lyons
The Destroyer beat Nick DeCarlo
Tony Parisi beat Kurt Von Hess
Bobby Bass beat Brian Mackney
Tiger Jeet Singh beat Frankie Lane
Jim Nelson beat Terry Kay(13:31) to win NWA Canadian Television Title
Mike Rotundo beat Leo Burke by DQ
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle in a steel cage match
NWA World Champion Ric Flair beat Roddy Piper