The Rogers Report
The show opens with Bob and David telling us about the upcoming show. Sgt. Slaughter joins the two with some thoughts and is interrupted by Sandy Scott concerning the cobra clutch challenge. Scott says the $1,000 will be put up today in the challenge. Slaughter is not happy about Scott's decision, but Scott states the decision is final.
First match is Blackjack Mulligan Jr. and Jake Roberts vs Mike Miller and Charlie Fulton in tag action. Good physical match with Roberts getting the pin with the backbreaker and knee lift.
Our next match is Billy Robinson vs Tony Anthony.Robinson gets the win with the backbreaker.
Next are promos for WIHT-TV in Ann Arbor,MI. Austin Idol makes some comments. Ivan Koloff also comments on "looking forward to invading Ann Arbor". Roddy Piper says it it great being on TV in Ann Arbor.
Back in the studio, our next match is NWA TV Champion Ivan Koloff vs. Keith Larsen. Koloff gets the win after driving Larsen's head into the mat from the top rope. Sandy Scott discusses with Bob the situation with Paul Jones and the Ninja and Gene Anderson.
Johnny Weaver joins Bob to discuss Steamboat and Piper, and the opportunity for Steamboat to get his hands on Piper during the Battle Royal matches. Ray Stevens joins Bob to discuss Ole Anderson. Stevens still has the tag belt and tells Ole when he comes around he is "going to kick Ole's can like it has never been kicked before".
Next match is NWA Rookie of the Year Terry Taylor vs Tony Russo. During the match, Sandy Scott tells Bob and David that a drawing was held in the back and Blackjack Mulligan Jr. will get the shot at Slaughter's $1,000 cobra clutch challenge later in the program. Taylor gets the win with the flying forearm.
More promos for TV in Ann Arbor. Ray Stevens, Johnny Weaver, and Jimmy Valiant comment on MACW being on the Michigan TV station.
Back in the studio, we see Mid-Atlantic Tag champs Ox Baker and Carl Fergie getting a win over Don Kernodle and Vinnie Valentino.
Next is our cobra clutch challenge with Mulligan Jr. going after Slaughter's $1,000. Sarge goes into the stall again and then drops a hard elbow on Jr. while he is seated in the chair. Scott tells Sarge if he does it again, he will be fined more than a $1,000. Sarge slaps on the clutch and Jr. puts up a big fight to break it. David says "No, we can't be....",but we are out of time and the credits start to roll. TV time runs out while the challenge is still going on.
Thanks to Brian Rogers for this report.