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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: August 27, 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: 08/27/83
Taped 08/17/83 taped in Winston-Salem, NC at the Winston Salem Memorial Coliseum
Review is from the now defunct WWE Network (U.S.) feed. 

Match 1
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Bill Howard & Jerry Grey

Youngblood is back. Stu Schwartz the referee. Plenty of visible empty seats. Did something happen in Winston-Salem that night to depress the fans? No “Golden Boy” nickhame this week. Youngblood locks in his leglock/bridge without a name to garner the submission on Grey.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: New Mid-Atlantic Champion Rufus R. Jones
Jones is in a suit, and the new Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion. He talks about Paul Jones and Dick Slater.


Not sure if this ever aired on the show, but here on this Network version, a man with a mic asks fans at ringside if they are enjoying the wrestling and who their favorite wrestler is. Most say Ric Flair. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
We got to a series of clips over the last few months of the Briscos vs. Steamboat & Youngblood. All the fighting, attacks and shenanigans. Youngblood said he suffered three cracked ribs from the shot from Jack Brisco. They should have put him out for good.  


Match 2
Ric Flair d. Ben Alexander

Now we go to school. Suplex, figure four, submission victory. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: The Assassins
This is in lieu of local promos. They want to be World tag team champions. Don’t take them lightly. 


Match 3
The Assassins d. Keith Larson & Gene Ligon

Caudle is impressed with Hercules Assassin. No names (1 or 2, or Mr. and Sir) this week. Hamilton Assassin gets the submission on Ligon with the hammerlock.


We get another segment of fans talking about their favorite wrestlers. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair & Bob Orton Jr. & Roddy Piper
Orton says he has Flair’s back with Harley Race’s bounty over his head. Flair isn’t happy that Race won’t give him another title shot. Piper talks about chasing Valentine. It must have been on World Wide Wrestling, when Flair appeared with his son, and Orton held little David Flair.


Match 4
Non- Title: Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco [World Tag Team ch.] NC Mike Davis & Mark Fleming

Just as the bell rung, Steamboat & Youngblood come and convince Davis & Fleming to leave. The Briscos bail. There is no contract this time. The Briscos attack all four men. Steamboat & Youngblood make their own comeback. Big atomic drop on Jack on the floor. The brawl is happening on the floor. Briscos finally bail. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones, Jake Roberts, Dick Slater
This is in lieu of local promos. Paul Jones says they will get the Mid-Atlantic championship back from Rufus R. Jones. Caudle looks uncomfortable at some of the questionable stuff Paul is saying. He asks Slater about going after the bounty on Flair. 


Match 5
Jake Roberts & Dick Slater (w/Paul Jones) d. Steve Muslin & Vinnie Valentino

Roberts & Slater are wrenching Valentino’s knee. Old school leverage cheating by the heels. Slater lays Muslin over his shoulder, and Roberts knee lifts the prone opponent. Slater pins Muslin after the unnamed Samoan drop. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle:  Greg Valentine; The Assassins
Valentine calls Piper Rowdy. First time I remember hearing the nick name. Valentine says Piper is a maniac and unworthy of a title shot. Next time, he will take all of Piper’s hearing. After impatiently waiting, the Assassins close the show. Hamilton says they are a team to be reckoned with. They warn Steamboat & Youngblood not to jump them, like they did the Briscos. Same to any other team.

“So long for now!

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Results for the week, 8/22/83-8/28/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 8/22/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Ricky Steamboat & Wahoo McDaniel by DQ
Lumberjack match: Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine
Dick Slater beat Johnny Weaver
Mike Davis beat Kelly Kiniski
Brett Hart beat Bill Howard
Vinnie Valentino beat Jerry Grey

Tue., 8/23/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Vinnie Valentino d. Ben Alexander
Keith Larson d. Tom Lentz
Gene Anderson d. Brett Hart
Non-Mid-Atlantic championship Jake Roberts d. Rufus R. Jones
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Ricky Steamboat & Wahoo McDaniel by DQ

Tue., 8/23/83 South Hill, VA ;  Park View High School
Magic Dragon beat Mark Fleming
Rick McCord beat Jerry Grey
Abe Jacobs beat Cy Jernigan
The Assassins beat Jay Youngblood(sub for Bugsy McGraw) & Johnny Weaver
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Great Kabuki

Wed., 8/24/83 Shelby, NC; Recreation Center (TV)
Non-United States Heavyweight championship: Greg Valentine [ch.] d. Keith Larson; Tommy Young
Charlie Brown d. Jerry Grey; Tommy Young
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel d. Ron Rossi & Bill Howard; Tommy Young
The Assassins d. Steve Musulin & Mark Fleming; Tommy Young
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Ben Alexander & Tom Lentz; Tommy Young
Charlie Brown beat Ben Alexander
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Rick McCord & Keith Larson
Dick Slater & Jake Roberts beat Gene Ligon & Brett Hart
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel beat Tom Lentz & Jerry Grey
Greg Valentine beat Steve Muslin

Thu., 8/25/83 Harrisonburg, VA; Harrisonburg High School
Jerry Grey vs. Cy Jernigan
Joel Deaton vs. Vinnie Valentino
Kelly Kiniski vs. Mike Davis
Dick Slater vs. Bugsy McGraw
Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper 

Thu., 8/25/83 Newberry, SC; Hedgepath Stadium
Great Kabuki vs. Jay Youngblood
Johnny Weaver & Rufus R. Jones vs. The Assassins
Magic Dragon vs. Mike Rotundo
Tom Lentz vs. Ric McCord
Ben Alexander vs. Abe Jacobs

Thu., Rocky Mount, NC; Municipal Stadium
Wahoo McDaniel & Ricky Steamboat beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco by DQ
Jake Roberts beat Bob Orton, Jr.
Gene Anderson beat Brett Hart
Keith Larson beat Jacques Goulet
Steve Muslin beat Bill Howard

Fri., 8/26/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Non-Mid-Atlantic championship: Jake Roberts beat Rufus R. Jones [ch.]
The Assassins beat Mike Rotundo & Johnny Weaver
NWA TV championship: Jay Youngblood beat Great Kabuki [ch.], but the title did not switch
Jacques Goulet beat Rick McCord
Keith Larson beat Tom Lentz

Sat., 8/27/83 Charlottesville, VA; Scott Stadium
Jimmy Valiant & Rufus R. Jones beat Kabuki & Gary Hart in a steel cage match
Dick Slater beat Jay Youngblood
The Assassins beat Bugsy McGraw & Cy Jernigan
Kelly Kiniski beat Brett Hart
Mike Davis beat Tom Lentz
Vinnie Valentino beat Bill Howard 

Sun., 8/28/83 Roanoke, VA; Roanoke Civic Center (3p)
Magic Dragon d. Rick McCord
Gene Anderson d. Keith Larson
The Assassins -draw- Bob Orton Jr. & Bugsy McGraw
NWA TV title: Jimmy Valiant d. Great Kabuki [ch.], but after the 15-minute mark when the title was on the line
Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship: Rufus R. Jones [ch.] d. Jake Roberts
United States Heavyweight championship: Greg Valentine [ch.] d. Roddy Piper by CO

Sun., 8/28/83 Toronto, Ontario; Maple Leaf Gardens (Maple Leaf Wrestling)
Nick DeCarlo beat Tim Gerrard
Bob Marcus beat Jerry Grey
Jacques Goulet beat Brett Hart
Billy Red Lyons beat Bill Howard
Johnny Weaver beat Kelly Kiniski
Mike Rotundo beat Don Kernodle
Greg Valentine & Jake Roberts beat Roddy Piper & Jimmy Valiant by DQ
Sgt. Slaughter beat Angelo Mosca by countout