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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: August 13, 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 once 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: 08/13/83
Taped 07/31/83 in Savannah GA - Savannah Civic Center
Review is from the now defunct WWE Network (U.S.) feed. 

Match 1
Jimmy Valiant d. Bill Howard

Tommy Young is the referee for the hour. Valiant dances and shakes hands on the way to the ring. He has his “Kiss My” tights on. An easy Valiant win with the elbow drop.

[VTR] Harley Race (Kansas City Studio)
Comments from Harley Race
We go to taped comments from Harley Race. Not taped in the Mid-Atlantic set. Race namedrops heels like Big John Studd, Brisco, Paul Jones, Gary Hart and more. Race is disappointed no one has collected on his $25,000 bounty on Flair.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair
Flair responds to Race’s comments and the bounty. Flair says Race fears him. Slater tried, and left a mark on his forehead. Funk, Roberts, the Briscos have also tried. Flair doesn’t mind paying the price. You will find out what Ric Flair is made of. 

[CLIP] Mid-Atlantic Wrestling 7/30/83 - Briscos injure Jay Youngblood.
Briscos vs. Steamboat & Youngblood.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair (Continued)
Back to Flair. Youngblood is sitting home with four broken ribs. Flair warns the Briscos. Back to Race and the bounty hunters. “You Jack & Gerlad Brisco will be - WOOO! - on the losing end.”


Match 2
Jake Roberts (w/Paul Jones) d. Tracy Stoher

Roberts is mat wrestling more than normal. One-sided match with Roberts winning with the DDT. Still no name for the hold, which Caudle calls a “bulldog.”

Match 3
Dick Slater d. Keith Larson

We head right back to the ring. No Paul Jones with Slater. Slater could have finished Larson off at any time, and finally does with the Samoan drop using the ropes for some extra leverage.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones
This is in lieu of local interviews. Jones, in a beige tuxedo, is still complaining about Rufus R. Jones ruining his Dream Contest. He says his men would love to go after the bounty.


Match 4
Mike Rotundo & Rufus R. Jones d. Golden Boy Grey & Bob Brown

This Bob Brown is the man who I believe became Lt. James Earl Wright of the State Patrol of WCW fame. In the background, you can hear a ring announcer talk, but can’t make out what he was saying. Maybe some headlights were left on in the parking lot. Brown takes the pin after a Rufus headbutt.


Match 5
The Assassin d. Mike Davis

This Assassin is the future Hercules. I guess the prior interview of Hamilton Assassin saying they would go by Sir and Mr. didn’t take. No Hamilton Assassin here this week. Caudle references a Jimmy Valiant interview where he says he got rid of Humperdink & One Man Gang. That apparently got cut. The match initially took place 7/22/83 in Richmond, but also went around the horn. Davis gets in his offensive flurry before Assassin takes control. A minute later, Assassin wins with a power slam.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Gary Hart
Caudle mentions Valiant getting rid of managers, and Gary Hart may be next. Hart is holding the NWA TV title belt. Hart says Humperdink and Gang are one thing, but he is another. It’s not his business what happened to Humperdink, or what could happen to Paul Jones. He’s concerned about himself. Hart calls Valiant a blue-eyed Albino boy. He taunts Valiant to go after him and Kabuki.


Match 6
Non-Title: Great Kabuki [TV Champion) (w/Gary Hart) d. Joel Deaton

Now you see it, now you don’t. No TV title belt in the ring. Deaton has moments of offense, but Kabuki comes off the top and applies the head claw. He takes Deaton down for the pin. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Dick Slater; Paul Jones, Jake Roberts & Dory Funk Jr.
Slater says he kicked Flair’s face in once, and he will do it again. Jones talks about Rufus R. Jones cheating, so he won’t get the $100,000. He says his boys will happily go after the bounty. 

“So long for now!” 

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Results for the week, 8/08/83-8/14/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 8/08/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Cy Jernigan d. Bill Howard
Gene Anderson d. Vinnie Valentino
Steve Musulin d. Joel Deaton
Jake Roberts d. Bob Orton Jr.
Greg Valentine d. Roddy Piper
Ric Flair & Ricky Steamboat d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco by DQ

Mon., 8/08/83 Myrtle Beach, SC
Rick McCord d. Tom Lentz
Keith Larson d. Golden Boy Grey
Dick Salter d. Mike Davis
Rufus R. Jones d. Dory Funk Jr.
Jimmy Valiant & Bugsy McGraw d. Great Kabuki & Gary Hart 

Tue., 8/09/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Mark Fleming d. Ben Alexander
Gene Anderson & Sgt. Jacques Goulet d. Rick McCord & Keith Larson
Assassin 2 d. Steve Musulin
Rufus R. Jones d. Dory Funk Jr.
Roddy Piper d. Greg Valentine by DQ

Tue., 8/09/83 Raleigh, NC
Ric Flair & Ricky Steamboat beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco by DQ
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Jake Roberts
Dick Slater beat Mike Rotundo
Bret Hart beat Joel Deaton
Bill Howard beat Cy Jernigan
Vinnie Valentino beat Jerry Grey

Thu., 8/11/83 Fredericksburg, VA; Stafford High School
Mike Davis beat Golden Boy Grey
The Assassin beat Mike Davis
Jacques Goulet beat Mark Fleming
Bugsy McGraw beat One Man Gang
Ric Flair & Ricky Steamboat beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco

Fri., 8/12/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Gene Anderson beat Brett Hart
Keith Larson beat Rick McCord (sub for Rick McCord & Keith Larson vs. Bill Howard & Tom Lentz)
Princess Victoria beat Peggy Lee
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Jake Roberts
Non-United States championship: Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine

Fri., 8/12/83 Hampton, VA; Hampton Coliseum (8:15p)
Cy Jerigan d. Brett Hart
Sgt. Jacques Goulet d. Mark Flaming
Mike Rotundo d. Assassin 1
Rufus R. Jones d. Dory Funk Jr.
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco d. Wahoo McDaniel & Ricky Steamboat
Ric Flair beat Dick Slater by CO

Sat., 8/13/83 Roanoke, VA; Roanoke Civic Center (8:15p)
Mike Davis d. Kelly Kiniski
Sgt. Jacques Goulet d. Mark Fleming
The Assassins d. Johnny Weaver & Mike Routndo
Non-United States Heavyweight championship: Roddy Piper d. Greg Valentine [ch.]
World tag team championship: Ric Flair & Rick Steamboat d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco [ch.] by DQ

Sun., 8/14/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
The Assassins d. Jimmy Valiant & Rufus R. Jones
Jake Roberts d. Bob Orton Jr.
Ric Flair d. Dick Slater
Wahoo McDaniel & Rick Steamboat d. Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco by DQ