Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Mid-Atlantic TV Report: November 12, 1982


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: 11/12/83
Taped 11/02/83 in Greenwood, SC - Greenwood Civic Center
Review is from WWE Network/NBC Peacock feed.

Match 1
Charlie Brown & Wahoo McDaniel d. Tom Lentz & Kelly Kiniski

Gary Hart joins Bob Caudle on commentary. Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Hart is ashamed of Caudle for going along with the Charlie Brown rouse. Hart notes that Valiant’s 90 days are up on November 26, right after Starrcade. Brown whips Lentz right into a Wahoo chop for the pin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Gary Hart and Charlie Brown
Hart, holding the TV title belt, challenges Brown to a match at Starrcade ’83. Kabuki’s TV title versus Brown’s mask. Lots of Hart trash talk. He gets a slap to end the segment.

-Comment from Jim Crockett Jr.
Crockett, from his office, with a computer in the background, announces NWA President Bob Geigel granted Harley Race’s petition for a special referee in the steel cage, no DQ title match versus Flair. It is Pat O’Connor.

Back to Caudle. Because of ticket demand, Starrcade ’83 will be seen in your area on giant color screen through closed circuit. He runs through the card: Race vs. Flair, Valentine vs. Piper, Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah the Butcher, Bugsy McGraw & Rufus R. Jones vs. The Assassins, Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan vs. Scott McGhee & Johnny Weaver, South American champion Victor Jovica vs. Crusher Ayala, Dusty Rhodes will be there. 


-Ric Flair workout
Ric Flair is working out in the ring, with Caudle and Ricky Steamboat commentating at ringside. First up is work with Scott McGhee. Takedowns, switches, let them up. Flair starts with the spinning toe hold, and Dory Funk Jr. breaks it up. It’s his turn.
Flair and Funk work some shoulder tackles, hip tosses, reversals. Flair is about to lock on the Figure Four and lets up.
Angelo Mosca’s turn. Angelo with a body slam and lets Flair up. Another Figure Four, and we’re done. Mosca is up and shakes and hugs Flair. Steamboat notes Flair went against three different styles.
Flair speaks with Caudle, as some fans are at ringside in Starrcade ’83 shirts that look homemade. Flair says Starrcade ’83 will be the biggest night of his life. The four ladies and one man give Flair some gifts and a cake.


Match 2
Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan (w/Gary Hart) d. Scott McGhee & Terry Gibbs

We go to an inset interview with Jack Brisco, talking about Race vs. Flair. Rufus R. Jones joins Caudle. He puts over Starrcade ’83. He likes Flair’s chances. Sullivan back suplexes Gibbs, while he tags out to Lewin. Two stomps later, Lewin makes the pin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Gary Hart, Kevin Sullivan, Mark Lewin and Great Kabuki
This is in lieu of local promos. Hart talks about Kabuki ending Charlie Brown at Starrcade ’83. Sullivan and Lewin are acting like goofs. Sullivan tells a lame joke, as the light goes out. Hart is perturbed. So is Lewin who starts choking his partner. Hart breaks it up and continues his promo. 


Match 3
Non-United States Heavyweight championship: Greg Valentine [ch.] d. John Bonello

I must say, I think Valentine had the best robes in wrestling, even better than Flair. Caudle talks about the upcoming dog collar match. Jim Crockett Jr. booked it, despite vowing not to sanction it because of fan demand. The versatile Hammer uses the unnamed Camel Clutch to gain the submission.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Bob Orton & Dick Slater; Greg Valentine
Caudle reminds us that Starrcade ’83 is available in a location near us. Not mentioned here, but he is no longer Bob Orton Jr., just Bob Orton. I believe he cut a promo (probably on World Wide Wrestling) that he was way better than his father. Orton is excited for Starrcade. He and Slater will be there. Slater says Starrcade will be the biggest day wrestling has ever seen. In comes Valentine. Valentine says he’s a man, and will always honor his contract. Treat me like an animal, and that’s how I’ll act. He’ll hurt Piper.


Match 4
The Assassins (w/Paul Jones) NC Rick McCord & Keith Larson

The Assassins are dominating. The crowd pops, because Charlie Brown and Wahoo McDaniel stroll to ringside. The Assassins step outside. There is a challenge, and the Assassins accept.

Match 5
Charlie Brown & Wahoo McDaniel NC The Assassins (w/Paul Jones)

We have an impromptu match.  That’s a wild Indian we have in the ring right now, Caudle says. Caudle thinks Paul Jones put something in Assassin 1’s mask. A headbutt, and Wahoo is weakened. The masked team takes over. Wahoo fights his way back, but an A1 headbutt sends him back down. Wahoo is busted open. He fights back and tags out to Charlie Brown. House of Fire. Sleeper on A1. But A2 knees him from behind. A four-man brawl in the ring. Wahoo is ripping at A1’s mask. Wahoo chases after Paul Jones. More A1 mask ripping. He is grabbed by Paul Jones and the heels take a powder. No result announced. 

Bob Caudle hypes Starrcade ’83. This is in lieu of local promos. 


Match 6
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Ben Alexander & Golden Boy Grey

Steamboat delivers an insert promo about Race vs. Flair. Steamboat hits the flying bodypress on both Alexander & Grey, pinning both men. 

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Ric Flair; Jay Youngblood & Rick Steamboat; Roddy Piper
Flair is wearing the homemade Starrcade ’83 shirt. Caudle promotes Starrcade in your area, with a giant color-screen TV, and slow motion. Flair says they are all ready. David Crockett comes in. He says Pat O’Connor has a conflict of interest. He owns a restaurant and a ranch with Harley Race. So, there will another special referee. Steamboat hypes Starrcade. Steamboat wants to make this area a Fort Knox with all the gold. Piper is revved up. He unzips his jacket to reveal his dog collar.

Network edit music cuts off any Caudle sign off.
A better directed show, because Toby Jenkins is back.

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Results for the week, 11/07/83-11/13/83
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock)

Mon., 11/07/83 Greenville, SC; Memorial Auditorium
Great Kabuki beat Charlie Brown
The Assassins beat Dory Funk, Jr. & Rufus R. Jones
Mark Youngblood beat Kelly Kiniski
Keith Larson & Rick McCord beat Jerry Grey & Gary Royal
Brett Hart beat Tom Lentz

Tue., 11/8/83 Raleigh, NC; Dorton Arena
Brett Hart beat Bill Howard
Vinnie Valentino beat John Bonello
Angelo Mosca beat Tom Lentz
Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan beat Terry Gibbs & Johnny Weaver
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel beat Bob Orton, Jr. & Kevin Sullivan in a cage match

Tue., 11/08/83 Walterboro, SC; Colleton County Recreation Center
Greg Valentine vs. Ricky Steamboat
Dory Funk, Jr., Charlie Brown & Bugsy McGraw vs. The Assassins & Paul Jones
Great Kabuki vs. Rufus R. Jones
Magic Dragon vs. Scott McGee
Mark Youngblood vs. Kelly Kiniski

Wed., 11/09/83 Spartanburg, SC; Memorial Auditorium (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., 11/10/83 Kenansville, NC; Memorial Auditorium
Great Kabuki vs. Roddy Piper
The Assassins & Paul Jones vs. Charlie Brown, Dory Funk, Jr. & Bugsy McGraw
Jerry Gray vs. Rick McCord
Magic Dragon vs. Chavo Guerrero
Brickhouse Brown vs. Gary Royal

Fri., 11/11/83 Charleston, SC; County Hall
The Assassins & Paul Jones beat Charlie Brown, Dory Funk, Jr. & Bugsy McGraw
Rufus R. Jones beat Great Kabuki
Vinnie Valentino beat Bill Howard
John Bonello beat Jerry Grey
Terry Gibbs beat Magic Dragon

Fri., 11/11/83 Richmond, VA; Richmond Coliseum
Johnny Weaver beat Gary Royal
Scott McGhee beat Gene Anderson
Kevin Sullivan beat Keith Larson
Angelo Mosca beat Kelly Kiniski
Ricky Steamboat beat Mark Lewin
Dick Slater & Greg Valentine beat Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel
Ric Flair beat Bob Orton, Jr.

Sat., 11/12/83 Hampton, VA; Hampton Coliseum
Ric Flair beat Bob Orton, Jr.
Roddy Piper beat Dick Slater in a taped fist match
Plus other matches

Sun., 11/13/83 Asheville, NC; Civic Center
John Bonello beat Tom Lentz
Vinnie Valentino beat Keith Larson
Magic Dragon beat Bret Hart
Brickhouse Brown beat Gene Anderson
Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan beat Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood
Ricky Steamboat beat Great Kabuki
Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel beat Bob Orton, Jr. & Dick Slater in a steel cage match

Sun., 11/13/83 Toronto, ON; Maple Leaf Gardens
Bob Marcus beat Tim Gerrard (7:21)
Nick DeCarlo beat Scrap Iron Sheppard (9:41)
Leo Burke beat Herb Gallant (8:28)
The Destroyer & Kurt Von Hess beat Johnny Weaver & Billy Red Lyons (14:17)
Angelo Mosca & Charlie Brown beat Leo Burke & The Destroyer (subs for Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco) (11:32)
Blackjack Mulligan double countout with Masked Superstar (14:56)
Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine (18:40) by DQ