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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: October 29, 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 (now on Peacock). 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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: The WWE Network ceased operation in the United States on April 4, 2021 and programming transitioned to NBC's Peacock streaming service. The Mid-Atlantic shows returned in July of 2021. Links are provided where available.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 10/29/83
Taped 10/19/83 taped in Shelby NC at the Shelby Recreation Center
Review is from WWE Network/Peacock Network feed.

Match 1
Chavo Guerrero d. Gary Royal

Watch the top of the show, bottom of the screen. A big fan seems perturbed he can’t be in the front row because of the cameraman. Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Caudle promises more info on Starrcade ’83. Some good mat wrestling here. Chavo backflips over Royal, then finishes him off with the Victory Roll.

Caudle throws to a clip of the Starrcade ’83 news conference from last week. All but the reaction from Race and Flair.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jim Crockett Jr.
Crockett thanks the fans for making this possible. This will be the most spectacular wrestling event ever. The fans want to see a match he would never sanction. But, since the fans want it, and NWA President Bob Geigel approved, we will have Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper in a dog collar match.


[VIDEO TAPE] World Wide Wrestling
Ric Flair & Roddy Piper & Mark Youngblood vs. Dic Slater & Mark Lewin & Dory Funk Jr.
This match is from last week’s World Wide Wrestling. Johnny Weaver is solo on the mic. Slater avoids Flair. Piper executes a flying head scissors on Funk! Things get wild in the end, with Flair eventually pinning Funk. We cut to Jones getting in Funk’s face for losing. Funk isn’t taking it. Mainly verbal. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Dory Funk Jr.
Funk says he’s had all of Paul Jones he could stand. It’s no disgrace to lose to Ric Flair. He thinks Flair will beat Race. Funk says he’ll get even with Paul Jones.


Match 2
The Assassins (w/Paul Jones) NC Charlie Brown & Bugsy McGraw

A short brawl. The Assassins double team Brown, which leads to a pin attempt. Dory Funk Jr. comes to ringside and pulls Brown out. Brown, unsure of where Funk’s loyalties lie, takes some swings at Funk, but doesn’t connect. Funk is now in the ring, and fights off a double team from the Assassins. Brown evens the odd, and Funk breaks free and does after Jones. Hamilton Assassin saves his manager, who escapes. The Assassins escape too. Post-match action a little disjointed.


Match 3
Non-Title: The Great Kabuki [NWA TV ch.] (w/Gary Hart) d. Steve Muslin

Assuming non-title, since no mention of this being a title shot. At least the belt is there. First Kabuki appearance in a few weeks. Caudle reminds us that Kabuki is the one who defeated Jimmy Valiant, forcing him out of town. Kabuki wins with a chop from the second rope. 


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair and Roddy Piper
Both men are in suits. Piper is happy to get his dog collar match versus Valentine. Somewhat bland interview for the men involved.


Match 4
Bob Orton Jr. d. Rick McCord

We Want Flair chant from the fans. Caudle hyping Starrcade ’83. Orton pins McCord following the superplex.


Match 5
Kevin Sullivan (w/Gary Hart & Mark Lewin) d. Tim Gerrard

First appearance for Gerrard. Caudle makes the point (again) that Hart promised the promoters he can control Sullivan & Lewin. Caudle has his doubts. More Starrcade talk. Sullivan wins after a double stomp to Gerrard’s gut. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine; Paul Jones and The Assassins
Valentine, looking good in a suit, is livid he must wrestle in a dog collar match. They gave Piper a lethal weapon! He compares his situation to Harley Race. But, he’s The Hammer, he’s a man, and he’ll fight tooth and nail.

Jones says Dory Funk Jr. is a nut. He would fight, but he didn’t want to ruin his tuxedo. Jones turns his attention to Jimmy Valiant. He knows he’s not Charlie Brown. Don’t stick your nose in The Assassins’ business (and the four-year feud is about to begin). Hamilton Assassin says he’s angry. Don’t put your hands on their masks or Jones. Assassin manages to sneak in a middle finer.

“So long for now!”

Results for the week, 10/24/83-10/30/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 10/24/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel beat Bob Orton, Jr. & Dick Slater
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Mark Lewin beat Johnny Weaver
Scott McGhee beat The Ninja
Vinnie Valentino beat Tom Lentz
Angelo Mosca beat Gene Anderson

Tue., 10/25/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Ric Flair, Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel double DQ Greg Valentine, Bob Orton, Jr. & Dick Slater
Chavo Guerrero beat Dory Funk, Jr.
Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin beat Johnny Weaver & Terry Gibbs
Angelo Mosca beat Tom Lentz
Bugsy McGraw beat Magic Dragon

Wed., 10/26/83 Winston-Salem, NC; Memorial Coliseum (TV)
Greg Valentine beat Gary Royal
Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Scott McGee & Steve Muslin
Great Kabuki beat John Bonello
Charlie Brown, Rufus R. Jones & Dory Funk, Jr. beat Bill Howard, Kelly Kiniski & Tom Lentz
Wahoo McDaniel beat Magic Dragon
Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. beat John Bonello & Vinnie Valentino
Great Kabuki beat Gary Royal
Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin beat Brett Hart & Steve Muslin
Charlie Brown, Bugsy McGraw & Rufus R. Jones beat Jerry Grey, Bill Howard & Ben Alexander
Ric Flair, Wahoo McDaniel & Roddy Piper vs. Bob Orton, Jr., Dick Slater & Greg Valentine

Thu., 10/27/83 Abbeville, SC; Civic Center
Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper
The Assassins vs. Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw
Brickhouse Brown vs. Magic Dragon
Vinnie Valentino vs. Bill Howard
Keith Larson vs. Jerry Grey

Fri., 10/28/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
The Assassins beat Scott McGhee & Mark Youngblood
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel double DQ Bob Orton, Jr. & Dick Slater
Gene Anderson beat Keith Larson
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Steve Muslin
Brickhouse Brown beat Gary Royal

Sun., 10/30/83 Toronto, ON; Maple Leaf Gardens
Charlie Brown beat Baron Von Raschke (8:09) via pinfall
Blackjack Mulligan beat Sgt. Slaughter (6:13) by DQ
Tito Santana beat Leo Burke (17:32) via pinfall
Don Kernodle beat Johnny Weaver (14:14)
Rudy Kay & Terry Kay beat Nick DeCarlo & Mark Fleming (10:11)
Kelly Kiniski beat Vinnie Valentino (7:06)
Kurt Von Hess draw Bob Marcus (20:00)
Joe Marcus beat Tom Lentz (14:36)

Sun., 10/30/83 Charlotte, NC; Charlotte Coliseum
Ric Flair beat Bob Orton, Jr. in a steel cage match
Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper in a Texas death match
Wahoo McDaniel vs. Dick Slater in a taped fist match
Plus other matches