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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: November 5, 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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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 11/05/83
Taped 10/26/83 in Winston Salem, NC - Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum
Review is from WWE Network/NBC Peacock feed.

We have new opening animation! 

Match 1
Non-Title: Greg Valentine [United States champion] d. Gary Royal

Caudle hypes Starrcade, and the two announced matches: Race vs. Flair and Valentine vs. Piper. A one sided match. Valentine pins Royal after a back suplex. Tommy Young is the referee for the hour.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: The Brisco Brothers
The Briscos have regained the World tag team championship. Not mentioned, but it was 10/21/83 in Richmond. Caudle says they are lucky to have them. Jerry is smug as usual. We go to a clip, I believe 10/23/83 in Charlotte.

[CLIP] Charlotte NC
Steamboat rolls up Jack Brisco for the pin. Angelo Mosca makes the count, and apparently Steamboat & Youngblood have regained the title. Caudle explains Mosca wasn’t the legal referee, so the pin didn’t count.

Jerry says that shows the prejudice against them. No more title matches for Steamboat & Youngblood. They won’t let what the NWA is forcing on Race and Valentine on them. They should call it Stockade ’83. Instead of Greensboro, they will defend the title in Kansas City against Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell.
Jim Crockett Jr. comes out, and hands a telegram to Caudle. It is from Bob Geigel. He has sold the contract to book The Briscos on Nov. 24. And Crockett books them against Steamboat & Youngblood. Jack talks, and says Crockett went too far. Someone is going to get hurt.


Match #2
Dick Slater & Bob Orton Jr. d. Scott McGhee & Steve Muslin

Caudle really pours on the hype for Starrcade, the greatest extravaganza of all time. Lots of suplexes Orton & Slater. Orton holds Muslin on his shoulder. Slater comes off the top rope with a sledge and Muslin goes flying. Slater makes the easy pin. 


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones and The Assassins
Jones is in his tuxedo, and the Assassins are both wearing suits and masks. Jones says Rufus R. Jones doesn’t have the hardest headbutt, Assassin 1 does. 

[CLIP] Charlotte NC
We go to a clip of Rufus vs. Assassin 1 in a headbutt contest 10/23/83 in Charlotte. Neither man is going down, although the ropes save Assassin 1. With the referee distracted, Jones puts an object in Assassin 1’s mask. One headbutt later, Rufus goes down and Assassin 1 is declared the winner.

[VTR] Comments from Dusty Rhodes
Dusty is in front of the blue NWA set. He cuts a promo for Starrcade. It’s the event not of the year or decade, but of the Starrcade! Dusty will be there watching in his private box. He still has one dream left.

Match 3
Great Kabuki [NWA TV champion] (w/Gary Hart) d. John Bonello

No indication if this is a TV title match or not. Kabuki wins with a chop from the second rope.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Roddy Piper; Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Piper, with a dark plaid sports coat, talks about his match versus Valentine. He’s said his family has had to go through a lot. It’s a matter of pride. Steamboat and Youngblood, also dressed up, look forward to their Starrcade match versus the Briscos.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Angelo Mosca
Mosca talks about the pride he has in his son, Angelo. 

[VTR] Championship Wrestling from Florida
We go to a clip from Florida. Mosca wins an amateur challenged from The Pro, a masked man managed by James J. Dillon. Dillon is upset, and The Pro lives up to a prematch stipulation and reveals himself to be Les Thornton. Now, a second clip sees Sullivan & Lewin attacking Barry Windham. Young Angelo takes the Golden Spike that was meant for older Angelo.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair
Flair offers a few words about his Starrcade match against Race. He stays around for commentary on the next match.

Match 4
Charlie Brown & Rufus R. Jones & Dory Funk Jr.
defeat Tom Lentz & Kelly Kiniski & Bill Howard

Flair is rather subdued, alternating between paying attention to the match and his battle against Race. Rufus hits the Freight Train shoulder tackle, followed by Funk forcing Lentz to submit to the spinning toe hold. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine; Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan and Gary Hart
Valentine is still irate. He’s a man, not an animal. That U.S. title belt is looking worn though. (Side note: lots of mistakes from the director on this show. The credits say it is Jeff Allen. Toby Jenkins normally directs the show.) Hart says he had nothing to do with young Mosca getting attacked. Sullivan interrupts. He talks trash about both Moscas. Both men continue to look at the wrong camera, and the director doesn’t fix it. Hart goes onto a rant, and Mosca comes out and takes out all three of them. Instead of sticking with the brawl, we go to a still shot of Charlie Brown to close the show. 

“So long for now!”

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Results for the week, 10/31/83-11/06/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 10/31/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Dory Funk, Jr. Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw beat The Assassins & Paul Jones
Great Kabuki beat Mark Youngblood
John Bonello beat Gary Royal
Brickhouse Brown beat Magic Dragon
Terry Gibbs beat Bill Howard

Tue., 11/01/83 Raleigh, NC; Dorton Arena
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel beat Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. by countout
Mark Lewin & Greg Valentine beat Roddy Piper & Mark Youngblood
Dory Funk, Jr. beat Scott McGhee
Johnny Weaver beat Gary Royal
John Bonello beat Tom Lentz

Wed., 11/02/83 Greenwood, SC; Civic Center (TV)
Charlie Brown & Wahoo McDaniel beat Tom Lentz & Kelly Kiniski
Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin beat Scott McGee & Terry Gibbs
Greg Valentine beat John Bonello
The Assassins double DQ Charlie Brown & Wahoo McDaniel  
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Ben Alexander & Jerry Grey
Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Terry Gibbs & Brett Hart
Angelo Mosca beat Bill Howard
Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin beat Scott McGee & Rick McCord
Great Kabuki beat John Bonello
Mark Youngblood beat Gary Royal

Thu., 11/03/83 Norfolk, VA; Scope Coliseum
Ric Flair, Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel beat Greg Valentine, Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. in a steel cage match
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Angelo Mosca beat Gene Anderson
Mark Lewin beat Rufus R. Jones
Kevin Sullivan beat Vinnie Valentino
Scott McGhee beat Magic Dragon

Fri., 11/4/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
Wahoo McDaniel beat Dick Slater in taped fist match
Roddy Piper & Angelo Mosca beat Greg Valentine & Dory Funk, Jr.
Johnny Weaver beat The Ninja
John Bonello beat Tom Lentz
Terry Gibbs beat Keith Larson

Fri., 11/4/83 Spotsylvania, VA; Sportsylvania High School
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco
Kevin Sullivan beat Scott McGhee
Mark Lewin beat Vinnie Valentino
Rufus R. Jones beat Gene Anderson
Magic Dragon beat Mark Fleming
Sun., 11/06/83 Rock Hill, SC; Winthrop Coliseum (TV)

Ric Flair beat Bob Orton, Jr. in a lumberjack match
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel
The Assassins & Paul Jones beat Charlie Brown, Dory Funk, Jr. & Bugsy McGraw
John Bonello & Steve Muslin beat Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. by DQ
Wahoo McDaniel beat Gary Royal
Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Brett Hart & Rick McCord
The Cobra beat Magic Dragon
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Gary Royal & Bill Howard
Great Kabuki beat Steve Muslin
Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Vinnie Valentino & Gene Ligon

Sun., 11/06/83 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Keith Larson beat Jerry Grey
Terry Gibbs beat Kelly Kiniski
Angelo Mosca beat The Ninja
Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan beat Bugsy McGraw & Mark Youngblood
Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel beat Greg Valentine & Dick Slater
Ric Flair beat Bob Orton, Jr. by DQ