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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: September 17, 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: 09/17/83
Taped 09/07/83 taped in Charlotte NC at the Charlotte Park Center
Review is from the now defunct WWE Network (U.S.) feed.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones and Dory Funk Jr.
Jones calls Dory losing the Mid-Atlantic title a most embarrassing moment. Some mean words for Rufus R. Jones. Dory speaks! He praises Paul Jones. Not much passion there.


Match 1
Charlie Brown d. Golden Boy Grey

Tommy Young is the referee for the hour. The arena has many noticeable empty seats. Another short Valiant, I mean Brown match. He finishes Grey with the sleeper while singing “Good Night Irene!”
The bumper graphic says Coming Up … Rowdy Roddy Piper & Chief Wahoo McDaniel vs. Dick Slater & Greg Valentine!


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: NWA President Bob Geigel
NWA President Bob Geigel is present, with Dick Slater, Bob Orton Jr. and Jim Crockett Jr. Geigel says he can’t suspend them, but he can fine them, $5,000. Slater has the cash in a bag. Crockett tells them he will still look for ways to suspend them. Slater doesn’t care. Orton says what he did was an act of pure genius. Everyone but Geigel exits, and Gary Hart enters.

Geigel says he will make a just decision on the Jimmy Valiant/Charlie Brown situation. Geigel says he doesn’t know. Hart isn’t buying it. Geigel brings out a program from Memphis, showing Jimmy Valiant wrestling. He says the burden of proof rests with Gary Hart. It’s not the NWA practice to remove masks. If Hart can prove Brown is Jimmy Valiant, he will be suspended for one year throughout the NWA. Hart isn’t happy.


Match 2
Mark Youngblood d. Bill Howard

A short match. Youngblood wins with a bulldog. After the match, Jay Youngblood comes to the ring to celebrate. The still frame on the replay makes it appear Howard hit the mat at an odd angle.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Bob Orton Jr., Dick Slater and Paul Jones
Orton says he’s a businessman, and a shrewd one. We go the tape last week, Race vs. Flair. They say Flair is done. Orton is gloating over turning on Flair. He enjoyed crunching Flair’s neck. Orton notes both he and Race are from Kansas City.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat, Mark Youngblood, and Jay Youngblood
This is in lieu of local promos. Steamboat has heard from Flair, and he wants Orton. Mark calls Bill Howard one of the toughest men in the area. Jay is proud of his little brother. They have each other’s back.


Match 3
The Assassins d. Brett Hart & Rick McCord

Caudle spends most of the match recapping Bob Geigel’s actions. Hamilton Assassin forces Hart to submit to the hammerlock.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Gary Hart
Hart is unhappy with Bob Geigel’s ruling that the burden of proof to show Jimmy Valiant is Charlie Brown is on him. But that’s okay. Hart is bringing Baron Von Raschke in. He also namedrops Mark Lewin and Kevin Sullivan.


Match 4
Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel d. Greg Valentine & Dick Slater by CO

Standard wrestling among the four to start, given the storyline heat going on. Wahoo gets chops in on Valentine, but he quickly tags out. Valentine comes off the rope with an elbow connecting on Piper’s head the same time as a Slater elbow. Sleeper on Piper from Valentine. Piper fights his way out. A hard-hitting bout. Piper gets knocked out of the ring, and Slater & Valentine double team Wahoo. Piper finally comes alive and slugs it out with both men. He heels run away, and we get a countout victory.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jerry Brisco & Jack Brisco
This is in lieu of local promos. Jerry makes fun of Mark Youngblood. He trash talks Flair, Piper, Wahoo and the rest of the babyfaces. The Briscos come off as so smug.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Charlie Brown; Wahoo McDaniel & Roddy Piper
Brown asks Bob what his name is. Most of the interview is drowned by the Network overdub. Wahoo came back to wrestle, but it looks like it will have to be strap, chain, collar or fence matches. Piper has a chain and dog collar around his neck. He says if Valentine and Slater want to run away, he has a cure for that. 

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 9/12/83-9/18/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 9/12/83 Rocky Mount, NC; Municipal Stadium
Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine
Bugsy McGraw & Rufus R. Jones beat Dory Funk, Jr. & Jake Roberts
The Assassins beat Johnny Weaver & Mike Rotundo
Rick McCord beat Tom Lentz
Vinnie Valentino beat Jerry Grey

Tue., 9/13/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Gene Anderson beat Keith Larson
Scott McGhee beat Kelly Kiniski
Susan Starr beat Judy Martin
The Assassins beat Mike Rotundo & Johnny Weaver
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco

Tue., 9/13/83 Raleigh, NC
Brett Hart beat Bill Howard
Steve Muslin beat Rick McCord
Vinnie Valentino beat Jerry Grey
Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood beat Dick Slater & Greg Valentine by countout
Rufus R. Jones d. Jake Roberts

Tue. 9/13/83, Hickory, NC
Abe Jacobs beat The Ninja

Penny Mitchell beat Donna Christianello
Cy Jernigan beat Tom Lentz
Magic Dragon beat Mark Fleming
Jimmy Valiant & Bugsy McGraw beat Great Kabuki & Gary Hart

Wed., 9/14/83 Spartanburg, SC; Memorial Auditorium (TV)
Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood beat Kelly Kiniski & Tom Lentz
Bob Orton, Jr. beat John Bonello
Bugsy McGraw beat Assassin #2 by DQ
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Scott McGhee
Greg Valentine beat Steve Muslin
Greg Valentine beat John Bonello
Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood beat Kelly Kiniski & Jerry Grey
Wahoo McDaniel beat Bill Howard
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Ric McCord
The Assassins beat Vinnie Valentino & Steve Muslin
Wahoo McDaniel, Charlie Brown, Mark Youngblood beat Greg Valentine, Jake Roberts & Great Kabuki

Thu., 9/15/83 Sumter, SC; Exhibition Center County of Sumter (ECCOS)
Greg Valentine beat Mark Youngblood (sub for Roddy Piper)
Charlie Brown & Rufus R. Jones beat Kabuki & Jake Roberts
The Assassins beat Johnny Weaver & Mike Rotundo
Scott McGhee beat Bill Howard
Kelly Kiniski beat John Bonello
Magic Dragon beat Vinnie Valentino

Thu., 9/15/83 Hampton, VA; Hampton Coliseum

Fri., 9/16/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco by DQ
Charlie Brown beat Great Kabuki
Magic Dragon beat Vinnie Valentino
Gene Anderson beat Keith Larsen
John Bonello beat Tom Lentz
Ric McCord beat Jerry Gray

Sat., 9/17/83 Charlotte, NC; Charlotte Coliseum (attendance: 5,629)
Non-World tag team championship: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d.  Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco [ch.]
Greg Valentine beat Mark Youngblood
Charlie Brown beat Great Kabuki
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Johnny Weaver
The Assassins beat Ric McCord & Keith Larsen
Scott McGhee beat Kelly Kiniski
Brett Hart beat Jerry Grey

Sat., 9/17/83 Conway, SC
The Ninja beat Mark Fleming
John Bonello beat Tom Lentz
Vinnie Valentine beat Bill Howard
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Bugsy McGraw
Wahoo McDaniel beat Dick Slater by countout
Rufus R. Jones beat Jake Roberts 

Sun., 9/18/83 Asheville, NC; Asheville Civic Center
Roddy Piper DDQ Greg Valentine in a lumberjack match
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Wahoo McDaniel & Charlie Brown beat Dick Slater & Great Kabuki
Bugsy McGraw beat Dory Funk, Jr.
Gene Anderson beat Vinnie Valentino
Magic Dragon beat Brett Hart

Sun., 9/18/83 Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
The Ninja beat Brett Hart
Gene Anderson beat Vinnie Valentino
Bugsy McGraw & Charlie Brown beat Great Kabuki & Dick Slater
Wahoo McDaniel beat Greg Valentine in a lumberjack match
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco

Sun., 9/18/83 Toronto, Ontario; Maple Leaf Gardens
Nick DeCarlo beat Jerry Grey
Don Kolov beat Joe Marcus
Bob Marcus beat Tom Lentz
Don Kernodle beat Rick McCord
Johnny Weaver & Keith Larson beat Kelly Kiniski & The Executioner
Greg Valentine beat Bob Orton, Jr.
Angelo Mosca beat Sgt. Slaughter by countout
NWA World Champion Harley Race beat Mike Rotundo