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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: June 4, 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: 06/04/83
(taped 6/01/83 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network Direct Link to this show Mid-Atlantic 06/04/83
WWE Network feed.

Match 1
Rufus R. Jones & Jimmy Valiant d. Sgt. Jacques Goulet & Bill White

We open the show with the match already in progress. Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Quick match. Jones pins White with the “Freight Train” shoulder tackle followed by a head butt. The Network edit music drowns out the last moment of the match and the replay.

Caudle airs a clip of the Briscos vs. Weaver & Rotundo, which apparently we’ll see later in the hour.


-Body slam challenge: One Man Gang vs. Mike Davis
This follows the suual pattern. Caudle, on the apron, is with Sir Oliver Humperdink. Davis has no chance. Gang pounces on him, and cuts some of his hair.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Wahoo McDaniel
Wahoo is back in studio, for the first time since last fall. Wahoo said Valentine didn’t run him out, he had commitments in other areas. We’ll find out who is the greatest U.S. champion. Wahoo also talks about his Indian brethren, the Briscos. He understands how Indians have been mistreated, but he decided to go another way. He warns them to  stay out of his business.

Match 2
Non Title: Greg Valentine [U.S. ch.] d. Vinnie Valentino

Valentine has his green robe, to match his tights. He works mostly on the arms and secures the submission with the hammerlock! Can’t remember the last time I saw that finisher to end a match.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine
Valentine says at least Valentino knew when to give it up. Caudle throws it to the May 1 Valentine vs. Piper match where Valentine injured Piper’s ear, and Sandy Scott stopped the match because Piper refused to quit. Valentine says he watches that video from time to time to cheer him up. Caudle informs Valentine that Piper will be coming back. Valentine can’t believe it. He goes on another rant against Piper.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones and Jake Roberts
Roberts is wearing a nice yellow sports coat and tie. Rare that you see The Snake in formal dress (that 1984 World Class vignette doesn’t count when Jake finds a hobo’s coat in the back of a car and wears it). Jones says NWA President Bob Geigel has apologized and formally reinstated Dick Slater.

Match 3
Non-Title: Dory Funk Jr. [Mid-Atlantic ch.] d. Brett Hart

This is the first TV appearance of Brett Hart, aka Barry Horowitz. Hart is holding his own. But, Funk is too much and fools Caudle by thinking he is applying the Figure Four, but it is the Indian Death Lock. Paul Jones is smirking at the announcer’s desk. Submission victory for Funk. After the match, Jones helps untangle the legs, then gets a cheap shot on Hart.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones and Jake Roberts
Jones talks more about the contest to win a large poster of himself. Caudle reads letters from Gastonia, NC and Mebane, NC gushing over Jones. He extends the essay limit to 75 words now.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones and Jake Roberts
This is in lieu of local promos. More about the contest, plus some Dusty Rhodes insults.


Match 4
Non-Title: The Great Kabuki [NWA TV ch.] (w/Gary Hart) d. Keith Larson

David Crockett joins in on commentary. The talk is about how the green mist stings his opponent’s eyes. Low and behold, Larson comes off the top rope, and Kabuki sprays the mist for the DQ. A goggle-wearing Jimmy Valiant makes the save, as the Network edit music drowns things out. The mist doesn’t work on Valiant.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jimmy Valiant
You can barely hear what he says. Something about America. The red spray is on Valiant’s hair, but not his eyes.


-Comments from Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
They are behind the new NWA interview set. I least I think it is new. Steamboat is mad that the Briscos are calling them cowards. They have obligations to fill. Youngblood is in a dress shirt, tie, sunglasses and Indian headdress.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: The Brisco Brothers
Jerry is wearing a Brisco Bros. Body Shop shirt. He calls Steamboat and Younbgblood no-shows. They want the World tag team championship. Jack just lets his brother do the talking.


Match 5
[TAPED MATCH] [World Wide Wrestling]
Johnny Weaver & Bob Orton Jr. d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco by DQ

This was from the 5/28/83 World Wide Wrestling, with David Crockett & Paul Jones on commentary. Tight match. Orton has Jack in a Figure Four. Jerry jumps in to break it up, but it violates the two-save rule for the DQ. The Briscos stuff piledriver Weaver in the ring. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Kelly Kiniski
This is in lieu of local promos. Kiniski praises Sir Oliver Humperdink. This is rough. Kiniski just doesn’t have the microphone chops. He says he is the Mid-Atlantic tag team champ, and why not the World tag team champs?


[TAPE] [St. Louis] Comments from NWA Champion Ric Flair
This looks like it was taped in Kansas City. Flair says he’s headed back, Wooo!

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Bob Orton Jr., Bugsy McGraw, Jos LeDuc
Orton says he doesn’t like what the Briscos are doing. He acknowledges he was gone but didn’t want to bore anyone with his personal problems. He wants Valentine. LeDuc is glad that Piper is headed back. He looks forward to Dick Slater returning. McGraw has words for One Man Gang and Sir Oliver Humperdink.

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week 5/30/83-6/05/83 
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 5/30/83 Wilmington, NC
Wahoo McDaniel vs. Greg Valentine
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Jos LeDuc vs. Great Kabuki
Magic Dragon vs. Mike Davis
Ricky Harris vs. Vinnie Valentino

Mon., 5/30/83 Victoria, VA; Lunenburg Central HS Field

Tue., 5/31/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Vinnie Valentino d. Masa Fuchi
Kelly Kiniski d. Mike Davis
Bob Orton Jr. d. Gene Anderson
Rufus R. Jones & Mike Rotundo d. Dory Funk Jr. & Jake Roberts
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood by DQ 

6/01/83 Rocky Mount, NC
Greg Valentine beat Wahoo McDaniel
Jos Leduc beat Great Kabuki
One Man Gang beat Jimmy Valiant by DQ
Bugsy McGraw beat Magic Dragon
Johnny Weaver beat Rick McCord
Keith Larsen beat Bill White

Wed., 6/01/83 Charlotte, NC  WCPQ Studios(TV)
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
Jimmy Valiant & Rufus R. Jones beat Jacques Goulet & Bill White
Greg Valentine beat Vinnie Valentino
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Brett Hart (Barry Horowitz)
Keith Larson beat Great Kabuki by DQ
World Wide Wrestling:
Greg Valentine beat Brett Hart
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Bill White
Bugsy McGraw beat Ben Alexander
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Vinnie Valentino

Thu., 6/02/83 Sumter, SC; Exhibition Center
Greg Valentine beat Wahoo McDaniel
Rufus R. Jones beat Great Kabuki
Bugsy McGraw & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Gene Anderson & Kelly Kiniski
Magic Dragon beat Abe Jacobs
Bill White beat Jacques Goulet

Fri., 6/03/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Greg Valentine beat Wahoo McDaniel
Johnny Weaver & Rufus R. Jones beat Great Kabuki & Magic Dragon
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Kelly Kiniski
Gene Anderson beat Brett Hart
Jacques Goulet beat Bill White

Fri., 6/03/83 Lynchburg, VA; Lynchburg Armory

Sat. 6/04/83 Greensboro, NC ;  Coliseum
Greg Valentine vs. Wahoo McDaniel
Jimmy Valiant vs. Great Kabuki
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Plus other matches

Sun., 6/05/83 Hampton, VA; Hampton Coliseum
Mike Rotundo beat Kelly Kiniski
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Jacques Goulet
Rufus R. Jones beat Great Kabuki
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Wahoo McDaniel beat Greg Valentine by DQ