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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: March 19, 1983

Mid-Atlantic 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: 03/19/83
(taped 03/16/83 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
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Match 1
The Great Kabuki (w/Gary Hart) d. Mike Davis

We see Kabuki in the ring. His outfit is over 100 years old, and his sword over 80 years old according to Bob Caudle. His helmet looks like Darth Vader. Of course, wasn’t Vader based on a samurai character? Kabuki spits the mist, and we are on our way. Tommy Young is the referee for the hour. Gary Hart joins Caudle, talking about what a get martial artist Kabuki is. More green mist, straight up in the air. Hart shouts out jiberrish, or some foreign language. Hart denies Kabuki was a mercenary in Vietnam. A savate kick finishes Davis. Hart pulls Kabuki away.

-Int. w/David Crockett: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Caudle pitches to a taped interview, in front of a blue curtain. Both Steamboat & Youngblood have bandages on their foreheads. Youngblood says they fought in front of 16,000 fans, with just as many turned away. Steamboat talks about how difficult thematch was. Slaughter & Kernodle comes out. Kernodle is all bandaged up. Slaughter says they have a return match. Slaughter hands a paper over to Steamboat, and says they’ll see them in another cage.
Caudle says stay turned for Andre the Giant next.


[CLIP] of Andre the Giant
An immediate cut to Andre in a WWF TV match versus Jose Estrada. Vince McMahon & Pat Patterson are the announcers. Easy win for Andre. The match was taped Aug. 4, 1982 in Hamburg, PA and aired 8/07/82 on All-Star Wrestling.

Match 2
One Man Gang (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Ken Timbs

Humperdink is with Caudle. He says Andre is awesome, but no match for Gang. Humperdink also runs down Jimmy Valiant. Gang wins with the big splash.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jos LeDuc
LeDuc says he’s been out for the last five weeks, hospitalized at the hands of Jimmy Valiant. LeDuc is vowing revenge. Meanwhile, Humperdink shows up. LeDuc tells him to get out of there. Humperdink says he’s cost him $800 for missing his shots. LeDuc shoves him away, and tells him to butt out. LeDuc walks away, and Humperdink complains some more.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones
Jones is in full prom night periwinkle tuxedo. He says the Brisco Brothers have attacked Dory Funk, Jr. So, Jones found his man a partner. Jake Roberts is coming back. Jones says he’s seen the light. We go to a clip of Roberts vs. Barry Windham from Championship Wrestling from Florida. The match is a time limit draw, but Roberts gets his shots in. Joining Gordon Solie at the announce desk is Terry Allen. Roberts goes to the desk to complain. He then gives Windham a knee lift on the outside, that sends him through the wooden partition separating the ring and the fans.

Match 3
Non-Title: Dory Funk, Jr. [Mid-Atlantic Champion] d. Masa Fuchi

Both Caudle and Jones note that Barry Windham is (was) Blackjack Mulligan, Jr. Jones is crowing about Jake Roberts.  Funk wins with the spinning toe hold.

-Int. w/Bob Cuadle: Sweet Brown Sugar & Wayne Jones
This is in lieu of local promos. Sugar introduces Jones, who is in from Canada. He puts over the Mid-Atlantic competition. Yeah, I never heard of him either.


Match 4
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle d. Ron Rossi & Vinnie Valentino

Caudle notes the ex-champs lost the belts in Greensboro, and they are angry. He also notes the return match in the cage. Slaughter drops a knee in Rossi’s chest, with Kernodle on his shoulders (in a fireman’s carry) for extra weight. Atomic Bomb on Valentino. That’s not good enough. Slaughter puts Valentino down with the Cobra Clutch for the win. “They got to be the two angriest men in wrestling,” Caudle says during the replay.


Match 5
Mike Rotundo & Sweet Brown Sugar & Wayne Jones
d. Red Dog Lane & Rick Harris & Ben Alexander

Caudle notes this is a rare six-man. Rotundo is in first. He tags out to Sugar, who works drop kicks. Who tags out to Jones, who looks like he is in his first match. Jones does some poor stomps, but gets a powerslam on Alexander for the pin.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine
Valentine has his blue robe. He says the U.S. belt is second only to Ric Flair’s World title. And, that will be his soon. He says the NWA made the belt just for him. His name is written on the front (was it?). Valentine mentions prior U.S. champs: his father, Wahoo, Steamboat, Ric Flair. Caudle says they are still friends. Valentine admits that is true, but once they get in the ring, all he thinks about is winning.

Valentine calls himself the greatest U.S. champion of all time. He says Flair is great, but he can be better. Almost a babyface interview for The Hammer.

Match 6
Non-Title: Greg Valentine [United States champion] d. Bill White

And, here Valentine is wrestling a heel prelim. White gives him some trouble, but Valentine wins clean with the Figure Four leglock. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine; Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle
Valentine says he’ll make Flair and Piper submit like Bill White did. Last week, he called Piper’s bluff, and now Piper’s afraid.

Slaughter & Kernodle enter. They are skeptical of another cage, but they want the World tag team title back. He says he can take Greg Gagne and beat him for his U.S. title. Yes, he slipped out the wrong name. He can take Dory Funk. He can take Flair. But, he wants the tag team titles back. Kernodle gets the final word.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 3/14/83-3/20/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 3/14/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Gene Anderson beat Vinnie Valentino
Jerry Brisco beat Lenny Lane
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Johnny Weaver & Jim Nelson
Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ
Greg Valentine beat Roddy Piper

Mon., 3/14/83 Newton, NC
Mike Rotundo beat Ken Timbs
Liz Chase beat Judy Martin
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane
Jerry Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ 

Tue., 3/15/83 Raleigh, NC; Civic Center
Dizzy Hogan beat Bill White
Jos LeDuc beat Ricky Harris
Bugsy McGraw beat Masa Fuchi
U.S. Heavyweight championship: Greg Valentine beat Sweet Brown Sugar
New York Street Fight: Jimmy Valiant beat One Man Gang, as a result…
Lites Out: Jimmy Valiant d. Sir Oliver Humperdink

Tue., 3/15/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Mike George beat Ken Timbs
Mike Rotundo beat Red Dog Lane
Jerry Brisco beat Gene Anderson
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Jim Nelson & Johnny Weaver
Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr. in a Texas death match

Wed., 3/16/83 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Great Kabuki beat Mike Davis
One Man Gang beat Ken Timbs
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Masa Fuchi
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Vinnie Valentino & Ron Rossi
Wayne Jones, Sweet Brown Sugar & Mike Rotundo beat Ricky Harris, Ben Alexander & Red Dog Lane
Greg Valentine beat Bill White
World Wide Wrestling:
Greg Valentine beat Mike Davis
One Man Gang beat Ron Rossi
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Ben Alexander
Great Kabuki beat Vinnie Valentino
Wayne Jones & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Masa Fuchi & Ricky Harris
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ken Timbs & Bill White

Thu., 3/17/83 Norfolk, VA; Scope Coliseum
Vinnie Valentino beat Mark Fleming
Jerry Brisco beat Masa Fuchi
Greg Valentine & Dick Slater beat Mike Rotundo & Bugsy McGraw
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Jack Brisco
Jimmy Valiant beat One Man Gang in a no DQ match
Jimmy Valiant beat Oliver Humperdink in a lights out match 

Fri., 3/18/83 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Mike George beat Mark Fleming
Mike Rotundo beat Masa Fuchi
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Gene Anderson & Red Dog Lane
Mike Rotundo won a battle royal
Jimmy Valiant, Ricky Steamboat & Bugsy McGraw beat Dick Slater, One Man Gang & Oliver Humperdink
NWA World Champion Ric Flair draw Greg Valentine

Fri., 3/18/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Wayne Jones beat Bill White
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs
Jos LeDuc beat Ricky Harris
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Sweet Brown Sugar in a Texas death match
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Johnny Weaver & Jim Nelson

Sat., 3/19/83 Spartanburg, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Bugsy McGraw beat Ricky Harris
Dizzy Hogan beat Bill White
Jake Roberts(sub for Masa Fuchi) beat Mike Davis
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Johnny Weaver & Jim Nelson
Jimmy Valiant beat Greg Valentine by DQ

Sun., 3/20/83 Savannah, GA; Civic Center
Jerry Brisco beat Ken Timbs
Jos LeDuc beat Ricky Harris
Mike George & Mike Davis beat Bill White & Masa Fuchi
Jimmy Valiant beat Oliver Humperdink
Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jake Roberts by DQ
Jimmy Valiant & Bugsy McGraw beat Greg Valentine & Dick Slater

Sun., 3/20/83 Asheville, NC; Civic Center
Ben Alexander beat Wayne Jones
Mike Rotundo beat Red Dog Lane
Johnny Weaver beat Gene Anderson
Sgt. Slaughter, Pvt. Kernodle & One Man Gang beat Jim Nelson, Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ