Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 04/21/82

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Taped April 21, 1982
WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC • Referee Stu Schwartz

Bob Caudle and Sandy Scott discuss the Western Regional finalists Wahoo McDaniel and Don Muraco. Also, Charlotte NC is announced as the site for the Eastern Regional finals.

Interview - Wahoo McDaniel and Don Muraco

[ ] Terry Taylor/Tim Horner vs. Pvts. Jim Nelson and Don Kernodle (Taylor and Horner win on DQ) commentary by Roddy Piper

[ ] Paul Jones vs. Jim Dalton (Jones wins with the Indian Deathlock)
Local Promo slot (Live in Studio) - David Patterson and Ken Timbs

Interview - Jack Brisco and Tommy Rich review a taped match between Tommy "Wildfire" Rich and Ali Bey at the Charlotte Park Center. (Rich wins with the abdominal stretch.)

Halftime Interviews - Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, Angelo Mosca, Ole Anderson

[ ] U.S. Champ Sgt. Slaughter vs. Tony Anthony. (Sarge wins with the Cobra Clutch)
commentary by Jack Brisco
Local Promo slot (Live in Studio) - Terry Taylor and Tim Horner

[ ] Wahoo McDaniel & Don Muraco vs. David Patterson/Ken Timbs
commentary by Jack Brisco

Final Interviews - Paul Jones, Jake Roberts, Wahoo McDaniel & Don Muraco

• I always thought Muraco clearly telegraphed his turn (which would come a few weeks later) when he said in his first interview in the territory that he would never turn his back on a friend.
• Jack Brisco points out that he and Jerry are happy that the Eastern finals are to be held in Charlotte becasue they won the qualifying tournament in Charlotte.
• Piper is excellent on color commentary.
• Mosca mentions that he and Kiler Kahn won the tournament in Montreal Quebec. Ole mentions that he and Stan Hanson has won two tournaments, one in Greensboro and the other in Atlanta.
• Jeez, Sarge wrestled super stiff in his match with Tony Anthony. Huge Johnny Valentine-like forarm smashes across the chest of Anthony and a brutal clothesline.
• Terry Taylor wears a very cool looking "Georgia Championship Wrestling" t-shirt in his interview.
• And speaking of t-shirts, Muraco has a funny one on that says "Patience, my ass. I'm gonna kill somebody."

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 4/14/82

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
April 14, 1982

Interview - Jack Brisco confronted by Roddy Piper. The feud of 1982 begins!
1. Jack Brisco vs. Ken Dalton
Interview - Jake Robberts w/Koloff & Valient Brawl taped earlier
2. Keith Larson vs. Tony Russo
Local Promo w/Mid-Atlantic Tag Champs Pvt Kernodle & Pvt Nelson
3. King Kong Mosca vs. Vinnie Valentino
Halftime interview - Int Ivan Koloff, Sgt. Slaughter & Kingt Kong Mosca
Int Paul Jones
CLIP - Wahoo McDaniel vs. Ali Bey
CLIP - Sgt. Slaughter and his Marine Recruits jump Steamboat & Flair
4. Steve Sybert vs. Mike George
Local Promo w/Kelly Kinisk
5. Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle vs. Terry Taylor & Tony Anthony (w/Robberts, Valient & Brisco

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 4/7/82

Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Taped April 7, 1982 • First Aired April 10, 1982

WPCQ Studios, Charlotte NC

Interview - Sandy Scott

VCR - Gordon Solie with Eddie Graham from Florida on the NWA world tag team tournament.

Interview - Ivan Koloff

1. Jimmy Valiant vs. Ben Alexander
2. Keith Larson vs. Carl Fergie (Ninja blows mist in Valiant's eyes, mgd. by Gene Anderson)

Interview - Sgt. Slaughter
3. Jack Brisco vs. Bill White

Local Promo w/Jim Nelson (see below)

Interview - Gene and Ole Anderson
4. Ivan Koloff vs. Tony Anthony

Interview - Blackjack Mulligan Jr., Jack Brisco, Jimmy Valiant

Brawl w/ Ivan Koloff, Ole Anderson, The Ninja & Jimmy Valiant

Interview - Ray Stevens & Johnny Weaver
5. Tim Horner vs. Rusty Roberts

Local Promo w/Mike Rotundo
6. Terry Taylor & Kelly Kiniski vs. Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle (wild brawl with Kernodle and Taylor)

Interview - Sandy Scott, Jake Roberts & Ray Stevens

Interview - David Crockett, Gene Anderson, Ninja & Ivan Koloff

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 3/31/82

Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling

March 31, 1982

Interview - Sandy Scott and Sgt. Slaughter

Interview - Jack Brisco

1. Jack & Jerry Brisco vs. Steve Sybert & Mike Miller

Interview - Jack & Jerry Brisco

2. Tony Russo vs. Tim Horner

3. Jake Robberts vs. Bill White

Interview - Jake Roberts, Blackjack Mulligan Jr

4. Terry Taylor vs. Rick Benfield

Local Promo w/Mike Rotunda

5. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen vs. Tony Anthony & Ron Ritchie

Interview - Gene and Ole Anderson with Stan Hansen confronted by Jack Brisco

Interview - Sgt. Slaughter, Ivan Koloff

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 3/24/82

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Date: March 24, 1982
1. (Int Sandy Scott) (Int Ric Flair) (Int Slaughter w/Scott) Jake Robberts & Blackjack Mulligan Jr vs. Carl Fergie & Mike Miller (Int Mulligan Jr & Robberts) (Video - Jimmy Valient)
2. Jimmy Valient vs. Bill White (Local Promo Kernodle & Nelson)
3. Ron Ritchie vs. David Patterson (Int Austin Idol) (Int Ivan Koloff) (Int Ole Anderson & Slaughter)
4. Jack Brisco vs. Steve Sybert (Local Promo w/Porkchop Cash)
5. Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle vs. Mike George & Tony Anthony (Int Robberts, Mulligan Jr & Brisco)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 3/17/82

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Date: March 17, 1982
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Report

Opening Comments & Interview with Sgt. Slaughter
> discusses Ric Flair, Wahoo McDaniel, and Ricky Steamboat
Interview - Ivan Koloff
[ ] Jimmy Valient vs. Steve Sybert

Interview - Jimmy Valient and Jake Robberts
[ ] Sgt. Slaughter vs. Ron Ritchie
Interview - Sgt. Slaughter
Video Tape Interview - NWA Champion Ric Flair from Florida

[ ] Terry Taylor vs. Mike Miller

Local Promos - Roddy Piper
> This promo was for a 5/5 show in Landsing, MI for Georgia Championship Wrestling

[ ] Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle vs. Tony Anthony & Vinnie Valentino

[ ] Jake Robberts vs. David Patterson
> Slaughter's recruits Pvt. Nelson and Kernodle attack Roberts, saved by Johnny Weaver, Blackjack Mulligan Jr., and Ray Stevens

Local Promos - Ray Stevens
> This promo was for a 5/5 show in Landsing, MI for Georgia Championship Wrestling

[ ] Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen (w/Gene Anderson) vs. Kelly Kiniski & Mike Davis
Closing Interview - Austin Idol, Ivan Koloff, Hansen & Andersons "Eyes of Texas"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 3/10/82

The Rogers Report by Brian Rogers
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 3/10/82
Aired most major markets 3/13/82
Aired in the Landsing MI market late April 1982

The show opens with Bob Caudle, Johnny Weaver, and Ray Stevens at the podium telling us what is on tap for this episode of MACW. Jake Roberts joins them and comments on the situation in the area with Ole, Hansen, Piper, and Slaughter. He issues a challenge to Slaughter.

Our opening match is Ivan Koloff against Ron Ritchie. Johnny explains that for the first 10 minutes of the match, Koloff's TV title is on the line. Ritchie puts up a good fight and Ivan is DQ'd after shoving the referee, a young Bill Alfonso.

Next match is Jimmy Valiant vs Bill White. Valiant gets the win,and then he and Koloff brawl in the ring after Ivan interferes.

Next is a promo with Bill Ward for the MACW bumper stickers,and we also get promos for Lansing,MI with Mid-Atlantic champion Roddy Piper discussing his upcoming match with Dusty Rhodes.

Back in the studio our next match is tag-team action Terry Taylor and Tim Horner going up against David Patterson and Carl Fergie. David Crockett and Roddy Piper join Bob for commentary during the match. Fergie and Patterson get the win with a Fergie neckbreaker on Horner.

Back at the podium Steamboat, Youngblood, and Mulligan Jr. join Bob to discuss current happenings in the area. All 3 are happy with Jimmy Valiant's actions earlier in the show. Steamboat wants Slaughter and the US title.

After a break, Jake Roberts joins Bob to discuss the Brisco brothers and then we get to see the Brisco's on tape in tag action against David Patterson and Bill White. The Brisco's get the win with the figure four.

Bill Ward is back for another promo for Lansing, MI. Ray Stevens joins Bill to discuss his upcoming match with Buzz Sawyer.

Back in the studio, Sgt. Slaughter joins Bob for an interview. He let's Jake Roberts know that he is ready to step into the ring with Roberts anytime,anywhere.

Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen are next in tag-team action,with Gene joining them at ringside. Piper joins Bob on commentary. Austin Idol makes an appearance at ringside with his 8mm camera during the match. Ole and Stan get the victory after a vicious lariat clothesline from Hansen.

At the podium, Ole, Gene and Stan join Bob and discuss Valiant, and they are not happy at all with the "Boogie Man". Austin Idol then joins Bob to discuss his 8mm camera and his quest for the world title. Next,Ivan Koloff joins Bob and also discusses Valiant and says he will finish off Valiant "one way or another".

Bob says "so long for now".

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fayetteville's Champions

Regional NWA tag tournaments were being held all in lots of cities during the late winter and early spring of 1982. These were to fill the vacancy in the championships when Ole and Gene Anderson were stripped of the titles.

On the episode of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 3/3/82, Roddy Piper and Bob Caudle mention that Jim Nelson and Don Kernodle won a tournament held in Fayetteville NC. Piper evens refers to Nelson and Kernodle as "Fayetteville's Champions".

That tournament was held two days before that TV taping, on 3/1 at the Cumberland County Memorial Arena. The newspaper ad for that show is seen here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Taped 3/03/82

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Taped March 3, 1982
Original Airdate in Major Markets: March 6, 1982

Opening comments by Bob Caudle and guest host Roddy Piper

Interview - Roddy Piper welcomes the Brisco Brothers back to Mid-Atlantic Wrestling

[ ] Austin Idol defeats Vinnie Valentino with the Las Vegas Leglock (figure four.)
Interview - Jake Roberts

FILM CLIP - Sgt. Slaughter and his Marine Recruits, Pvt. Nelson and Pvt. Kernodle, jump Ricky Steamboat immediately after the end of his NWA world title match with Ric Flair. Flair, who had begun to leave the ringside area, returns to aid Steamboat. Sarge and crew throw Steamboat out of the ring and then triple team Flair whipping him with their belts and eventually knocking him unconscious. Steamboat returns with a chair to clear the ring, and then lifts an unconscious Flair into his arms and carries him to the back.

[ ] David Patterson defeats Rick Benefield with a Russian Leg Sweep

Local Promos – Ann Arbor, Michigan – Host Big Bill Ward lets fans know how to get a free Mid-Atlantic Wrestling bumper sticker, and then talks with Austin Idol and Ivan Koloff.

Interview – Ray Stevens and Jimmy Valiant
VIDEO CLIP – From last week: Jimmy Valiant comes out and confronts Ole Anderson, Stan Hansen, and Ivan Koloff.
Halftime Interview – TV Champ Ivan Koloff, Austin Idol, Sgt. Slaughter

[ ] Jack and Jerry Brisco vs. Bill White and Bill Miller when Jack makes Miller submit to the figure four leg lock.

Local Promo Spot #2 – Ann Arbor, Michigan – Close up shot of the Mid-Atlantic bumper sticker, and chats with Blackjack Mulligan Jr. (Barry Windham) and Jack Brisco.

[ ] Pvt. Nelson and Pvt. Kernodle defeat Ron Ritchie and Tony Anthony with an early version of the Slaughter Cannon on Tony Anthony

Final Interview – Nelson and Kernodle talk about Slaughter teaching them their new finishing maneuver, when they are interrupted by Ricky Steamboat who backs them both down. Steamboat talks about losing a close friend in Don Kernodle, and what it meant to have a friend stand up for him the way Ric Flair had in Greensboro, saving him from Slaughter and his Marine recruits.

That will do it for this week fans, we'll see you next week, and until then, so long fo now!

- Piper and Caudle discuss the fact that NWA tag tournaments are being held over the area and that Nelson and Kernodle won the tournament in Fayetteville NC. That specific tournament had been held just two days earlier, 3/1/82 in Fayetteville. When pitching to Caudle for the shows final interview with the Privates, Piper calls Nelson and Kernodle “Fayetteville’s champions!”
- Annoying habit of the WWE editors, they have eliminated the traditional “Let’s take time for this commercial message for the Mid-Atlantic wrestling events coming up in your area” message that would air just before cutting away to the local promo spot segments. For anyone who regularly watched these programs in the 1970s and 1980s, this is like a needle skipping on your favorite 45 rpm record it’s so distracting.
- Music changes: WWE replaces Boogie’s music “Boy from New York City” with their canned theme for Jimmy Valiant.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 2/24/82

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

February 24, 1982

Interview - US Champ Sgt. Slaughter

1. Terry Taylor vs. David Patterson

2. Jim Nelson & Don Kernodle vs. Vinnie Valentino & Mike Davis

Interview - Slaughter w/Highlights of Flair vs. Steamboat

Local Promo - Nelson & Kernodle new Mid-Atlantic tag champs

Interview - Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen w/Jimmy Valient

Interview - Valient & Blackjack Mulligan Jr.

3. Mike George vs. Mike Miller

Interview - Ray Stevens & Jake Robberts & Blackjack Mulligan Jr.

4. Bill White vs. Ron Ritchie

Interview - Ron Ritchie, confronted by Sgt. Slaughter

Local Promo - Don Gilbert & Kelly Kiniski

5. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen vs. Don Gilbert & Kelly Kiniski

Final Interview - Gene and Ole Anderson with Stan Hansen

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 2/10/82 (Clipping)

WWE 24/7 did not present the show taped 2/10/82. While we don't have detailed notes on that show, we do know the following appeared on the show: Jake Roberts and Jay Youngblood, Ivan Koloff, Blackjack Mulligan Jr., Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen, plus woman wrestler Joyce Grable.

Videos also were shown of Tommy Rich, Killer Kahn (from the WWF), the Brisco brothers (from Florida), and Bob Armstrong (from Georgia).

The show also featured video from the Omni in Atlanta in June 1981 where Dusty Rhodes deeated Hartley Race for the NWA world title, used to promote Dusty's return to the area to challenge Sgt. Slaughter for the U.S. championship in Greensboro on 2/21/82.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Update 1/13/82 - 2/17/82

Here are brief summaries of the most recent Mid-Atlantic Wrestling programs to air on the WWE 24/7 On-Demand channel. We hope to resume our official updates soon.

In this update: 1/13/82 1/20/82 1/27/82 2/3/82 2/17/82

Title: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling TV
Date: January 13, 1982

1. (Int Roddy Piper) Terry Taylor vs Ben Alexander (Int Taylor)
2. Austin Idol vs Mike Davis (Local Promo w/Private Kernodle, Sgt Slaughter & Jim Nelson) (Int Black Jack Mulligan & Blackjack Mulligan Jr)
3. Black Jack Mulligan Jr & Sr vs Ricky Harris & Jim Nelson (Int The Andersons) (Int Slaughter & Nelson)
4. Jake Robberts vs Bill White (Local Promo w/Porkchop Cash, Jake Robberts & Blackjack Mulligan Jr)
5. Sgt Slaughter (w/Nelson) vs Buddy Landell

Title: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling TV
Date: January 20, 1982
1. (Int Sandy Scott) Austin Idol vs Vinnie Valentino (Int Jim Crockett Jr)
2. Jay Youngblood & Jake Robberts vs Chris Markov & Ben Alexander (Int Roddy Piper)
3. Pork Chop Cash vs Tony Russo (Local Promo w/Austin Idol/Big John Studd) (Int Ray Stevens & Johnny Weaver)
4. (WWF-Clip) Killer Khan (w/Blassie) vs Julio Mercato
5. (NWA) Stan Hansen vs Luke Williams (Int Ivan Koloff) (Int Sgt Slaughter & Private Nelson) (Int Andersons w/Piper)
6. Terry Taylor vs Steve Sybert7. Sgt. Slaughter & Jim Nelson vs Mike Davis & Don Gilbert (Int Mulligans & Steamboat)

Title: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Date: January 27, 1982
1. (Int Sandy Scott) (Clip Andersons) Black Jack Mulligan & Blackjack Mulligan Jr vs Jeff Sword & Mike Miller (Int Gordon Solie w/Eddie Graham) (Int Ray Stevens) (Int Gordon Solie w/Jack & Jerry Brisco)
2. (CWF) Jack & Jerry Brisco vs John & Rick Davidson (Int Jeff Sword & Doug Vines)
3. Ivan Koloff & Austin Idol vs Keith Larson & Don Gilbert (Int Blackjack Muliigan Jr & Sr) (Int Steamboat & Youngblood)
4. Jim Nelson & Steve Sybert vs Johnny Weaver & Don Kernodle (Int Ray Stevens) (Clip AWA - Ventura & Adonis) (Int Larson & Gilbert)
5. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs Doug Vines & Bill White (Int Slaughter & Nelson) (Int Piper) (Int Koloff) (Int Idol)

Title: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling TV
Date: February 3, 1982
1. (Int Sandy Scott) Ivan Koloff & Austin Idol vs Don Gilbert & Vinnie Valentino (Int Steamboat)
2. Ric Flair vs Jay Youngblood (Int Ric Flair)
3. (Clip) Tommy Rich vs Tony Russo (Int Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen)
4. Blackjack Mulligan Jr vs Jim Nelson (Int Piper) (Int Slaughter) (Int Idol & Koloff)
5. Jake Robberts vs Buck Brannigan (Int Porkchop Cash/Blackjack Mulligan Jr) (Int Don Gilbert)
6. Roddy Piper & ??? vs Keith Larson & Tony Anthony (Int Piper)

Title: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Date: February 17, 1982

1. (Int Slaughter) Blackjack Mulligan Jr & Jake Robberts vs Buck Branigan & Don Gilbert
2. Sgt Slaughter vs Vinnie Valentino (Int Slaughter) (Clip Dusty Rhodes)
3. Porkchop Cash vs Ken Alexander (Local Promo w/Roddy Piper)
4. Ivan Koloff vs Rick Benifield (Int Ray Stevens) (Int Blackjack Mulligan Jr) (Int Ricky Steamboat) (Int Jake Robberts)
5. Steve Sybert vs Mike George (Int Mike George)
6. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen vs Tony Anthony & Rick Benfield (Int Ivan Koloff) (Int Austin Idol) (Int Gene & Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen)