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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: September 24, 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: 09/24/83
Taped 09/14/83 taped in Charlotte NC at the Charlotte Park Center
Review is from the now defunct WWE Network (U.S.) feed. 

Match 1
Jay Youngblood & Mark Youngblood d. Tom Lentz & Kelly Kiniski

We join the show with the match in progress. Steamboat joins Bob Caudle on commentary. Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. It is pointed out this is the first time the Youngbloods have teamed together. Mark gets the pin on Lentz with the bulldog. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rufus R. Jones
Jones is proud to be Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion. He will do whatever it takes to keep the title.


Match 2
Bob Orton Jr. d. John Bonello

Caudle reveals that Ric Flair may never wrestle again because of his injuries. Orton suplexes Bonello from the outside into the inside. He follows with a superplex for the pin.


Match 3
Bugsy McGraw d. Assassin 2 by DQ

Hamilton Assassin is on commentary. Bugsy is holding his own, and at one point nearly pulls his opponent’s mask off. Hamilton Assassin storms the ring, place and object in his mask and nails Bugsy for the DQ. Double teaming on Bugsy until Rufus R. Jones and Mark Youngblood make the save.

Local Promo Spot
-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Rick Steamboat
This is in lieu of local promos. Caudle says Mark Youngblood is supposed to be his guest, but he is still tending to Bugsy McGraw. Steamboat is upset that Bugsy got ganged up upon, just like Ric Flair. Mark finally joins the set. He’s upset with the double teaming. He’s here to clean this town up.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Gary Hart
Gary has his camera with him, so he can get a photo of the real Charlie Brown, aka Jimmy Valiant. Baron Von Raschke is coming to help him. We go to a clips of Baron on AWA TV, using the claw to win. No one rips Gary Hart off.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Wahoo McDaniel
Wahoo pumps iron at World Gym, according to his shirt. Wahoo has a strap, because he needs them to keep his opponents from running. He talks about Ric Flair possibly being out for good. He warns many they are going to get it.


[TAPE] Comments from Harley Race
Race says he is taping these comments from the Lakeland Civic Center in Florida. Race is in the dressing room, where a beauty pageant just took place. He thanks Slater & Orton. He trash talks Ric Flair.

Match 4
Dory Funk Jr. (w/Paul Jones) d. Scott McGhee

Lots of mat wrestling, as Caudle continues to talk about Ric Flair possibly being out for good. He is convalescing at his parents’ home, noting Flair’s dad is a doctor. Impressive bridge off the mat by McGhee, as Funk tries several times to knock him down but can’t. McGhee works a long headlock spot. He connects with a flying bodypress, but Jones is distracting the referee. McGhee whiffs on a corner charge, and Funk gets the pin with the spinning toe hold.

-We go to a clip of the locker room. Rufus R. Jones, Steamboat and Wahoo are playing doctor over Bugsy McGraw, writhing on training table. Wahoo asks where does it hurt? 

Local Promo Spot
-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine
This is in lieu of local promos. Valentine says there has been a lot of mail from Charleston, WV for him to face Roddy Piper. Valentine doesn’t care where the match takes place. Piper is a great wrestler, but The Hammer is just a bit better.


Match 5
Non-Title Match: Greg Valentine [United States Champion] d. Steve Muslin

Valentine in control most of the way. He wins with the elbow drop from the second rope.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Bob Orton Jr. and Greg Valentine
Orton says he’s the man who put Flair in the hospital. Everyone is just jealous of him. Valentine praises Orton. They shake hands. He makes a brief reference to how they both had the same manager in the Big Apple. He is sick of Piper. No more title matches. Valentine says no NWA promoter would sanction a dog collar match. He won’t sign for it. 

“So long for now!” 

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Results for the week, 9/19/83-9/25/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 9/19/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood beat Greg Valentine & Dick Slater by DQ
Vinnie Valentine & Scott McGhee beat Gene Anderson & The Ninja
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Bugsy McGraw
Rufus R. Jones beat Jake Roberts
John Bonello beat Abe Jacobs

Mon., 9/19/83 Fayetteville, NC; Cumberland County Civic Center
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Charlie Brown beat Great Kabuki in a bounty match
The Assassins beat Steve Muslim & Mark Fleming

Tue., 9/20/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Charlie Brown beat Baron Von Raschke
Rufus R. Jones beat Jake Roberts in a Texas death match
Gene Anderson & Kelly Kiniski beat Scott McGhee & John Bonello

Tu., 9/20/83 Hillsborough, NC; Orange High School
Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel vs. Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr.
Bugsy McGraw vs. Dory Funk, Jr.
The Assassins vs. Johnny Weaver & Brett Hart
Tom Lentz vs. Rick McCord
Plus other matches

Wed., 9/21/83 Shelby, NC; Shelby Recreation Center (TV)
Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood beat Jerry Grey & Ben Alexander
Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan beat Ric McCord & Keith Larsen
Baron Von Raschke beat Barry Hart
Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. no contest with Scott McGhee & Steve Muslin
The Assassins beat Vinnie Valentino & John Bonello
Jimmy Valiant beat Baron Von Raschke

Thu., 9/22/83 Harrisonburg, VA; Harrisonburg High School
Dick Slater, Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco vs. Ricky Steamboat, Wahoo McDaniel & Jay Youngblood
Johnny Weaver vs. Bob Orton, Jr.
Gene Anderson vs. Brett Hart
Kelly Kiniski vs. Vinnie Valentino
Jerry Gray vs. Cy Jernigan

Fri., 9/23/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw beat Dory Funk, Jr. & Jake Roberts
Baron Von Raschke beat Charlie Brown
Mark Youngblood & Scott McGhee beat Magic Dragon & The Ninja
Gene Ligon beat Tom Lentz
John Bonello beat Jerry Gray

Fri., 9/23/83 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Brett Hart beat Kelly Kiniski
Gene Anderson beat Vinnie Valentino
The Assassins beat Keith Larson & Ric McCord
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Johnny Weaver
Wahoo McDaniel beat Dick Slater
Wahoo McDaniel (sub for Roddy Piper) beat Greg Valentine in a lumberjack match
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco by DQ

Sat., 9/24/83 Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Baron Von Raschke beat Charlie Brown in a bounty match
Wahoo McDaniel beat Dick Slater in a taped fist match
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Johnny Weaver
The Assassins beat Scott McGhee & Steve Muslim
Gene Anderson beat John Bonello
Brett Hart beat Tom Lentz

Sun., 9/25/83 Hampton, VA; Hampton Coliseum
Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood beat Dick Slater & Greg Valentine
Baron Von Raschke beat Charlie Brown
The Assassins beat Bugsy McGraw & Johnny Weaver
Rufus R. Jones beat Jake Roberts
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Scott McGhee
Brett Hart beat Jerry Grey

Sun., 9/25/83 Roanoke, VA; Roanoke Civic Center
World tag team championship: Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco DDQ Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Canadian Lumberjack match/non-United States Heavyweight championship: Wahoo McDaniel beat Greg Valentine [ch.]
$10,000 bounty match: Baron Von Raschke beat Charlie Brown
Bob Orton, Jr. beat Steve Muslim
Vinnie Valentino & John Bonello beat Kelly Kiniski & Tom Lentz
Gene Anderson beat Ric McCor