Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 06.23.82

WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC
Taped Wed. June 23, 1982 ● Orig. Aired Sat. June 26, 1982
Brisco/Steamboat team; Roddy Piper vs. Jake Roberts
Referee: Sonny Fargo
YouTube video fo this program is included at the bottom of this post.


SUMMARY OF STUDIO MATCHES:
  • Jack Brisco / Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne / Steve Seibert
  • Roddy Piper vs. Jake Roberts
  • Jimmy Valiant vs. Bill White
  • Sgt. Slaughter  and the Privates vs. Rotundo / Kiniski / Davis
  • Wahoo McDaniel / Jay Youngblood vs. Ken Timbs / Ali Bey

SHOW REPORT:
Welcome by Bob Caudle
Interview with Ricky Steamboat and Jack Brisco. 


Jack welcomes Ricky back from Japan, and says Steamboat will be his tag partner in matches with Piper and Muraco, and Steamboat has his back. They show some tape of recent events with Piper and the Briscos. Tapes are shown from recent TV of: (1) Piper injures Jerry Brisco (2) Piper attempts to put Jack out with chair during his match with Muraco.

[ ] Jack Brisco (MA) / Ricky Steamboat defeat Matt Borne / Steve Seibert wen Steamboat pins Seibert after a combination top rope chop/ belly to back suplex. Amazing work between Matt Borne and Ricky Steamboat, including some beautiful signature arm-drags by Steamboat.

[] Jake Roberts defeats Roddy Piper by DQ. Color commentary by Ricky Steamboat. A brutal match. Piper is particularly aggressive early on, but Roberts makes a good comeback. Sgt. Slaughter interferes by tripping Roberts  as he attempts a knee lift and Piper is disqualified. 

Interview (Local Promo Spot) - Privates Kernodle and Nelson, the new Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions. 



[ ] Jimmy Valiant defeats Bill White. 

Halftime Interview - Sgt. Slaughter with Privates Kernodle and Nelson; Roddy Piper; Ninja.






[ ] Sgt. Slaughter (US) and the Privates (MATT) defeat Mike Rotundo / Kelly Kiniski / Mike Davis when Slaughter pins Davis after Davis misses a dropkick and is clotheslined by Sarge. Mike Davis goes nuts until Sgt. Slaughter shuts him down.

Interview (Local Promo Spot) - Kelly Kiniski and Mike Rotundo

[ ] Wahoo McDaniel / Jay Youngblood defeat Ken Timbs / Ali Bey when Youngblood pins Timbs after a flying double chop.






Final Interview - Paul Jones, Jack Brisco


NOTES:

  • Jim Nelson and Don Kernodle are the new Mid-Atlantic tag team champs having defeated Porkchop Cash and King Parsons. 
  • Sgt. Slaughter tells referee Sonny Fargo "I'll give the orders around here!"
  • The enhancement talent currently in the area is just outstanding in the ring, including Mike Davis, Ken Timbs, Mike Rotundo, Kelly Kiniski, and the perennially good Bill White. 


REIGNING CHAMPIONS

  • NWA World Champion: Ric Flair
  • World Tag Team Champs: Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen**
  • U.S. Champion: Sgt. Slaughter
  • Mid-Atlantic Champ: Jack Brisco
  • Mid-Atlantic Tag Champs*: Pvts. Don Kernodle and Jim Nelson
  • TV Champion: Ivan Koloff
* New champion this week
** Not currently in the area. (In Georgia)













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Saturday, August 20, 2011

YouTube: Mid-Atlantic 6.02.82






Mid-Atlantic Wrestling 6.02.1982   Show Notes

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Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 06.16.82 (Missing)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling 
Taped Wed. June 16, 1982 • Originally Aired Sat. June 19, 1982
WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC 

This show did not air on WWE Classics on Demand! 



As with several other shows in the current sequence, this program did not air on WWE Classics on Demand. Speculation is that some of the original master tapes in the Crockett Promotions library were damaged or missing. There is always the chance that WWE decided not to air this show for some reason, but that seems highly unlikely.

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 06.09.82

Taped Wed. June 9, 1982 • Originally Aired Sat. June 12, 1982
WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC
Jack Brisco vs. Don Muraco
Referee - Sonny Fargo
YouTube video fo this show is included at the bottom of this post.

Referee Sonny Fargo
SUMMARY OF STUDIO MATCHES:

  • Sgt. Slaughter (US) vs. Steve Seibert
  • Jack Brisco vs. Magnificent Muraco
  • King Parsons and Porkchop Cash vs. Carl Fergie/The Monk
  • Paul Jones vs. Ken Timbs
  • Angelo Mosca/Ivan Koloff/Ninja vs. Kelly Kiniski/Mike Rotundo/Mike Davis

SHOW REPORT:
Welcome by Bob Caudle
Interview with Don Muraco, confronted by Jack Brisco who slaps Muraco and makes a challenge for a match, which Muraco accepts. 

Interview - New US Champion Sgt. Slaughter
Wahoo McDaniel was injured and in the hospital and when he failed to show for a title defense against Slaughter, the title was given to Slaughter by the NWA due to the 30 day trial rule where there must always be a winner.
[ ] Sgt. Slaughter (US) defeats Steve Seibert with the cobra clutch. Wahoo will be out of the hospital "tomorrow". Discussion of how Slaughter came by the US title.


[●] Jack Brisco (MA) defeats Don Muraco by DQ following interference by Roddy Piper. Color commentary by Roddy Piper, who is very cold and subdued. Bob Caudle makes a point of noticing this. beautiful armdrags by Brisco, a signature move for Brisco throughout his career. Muraco puts Brisco in the figure four, and Brisco reverses it (using the reversal first devised by Don Muraco years ago in Florida. Piper tries to hit Brisco with a chair, but barely misses, then he and Muraco brutally double team him. Paul Jones and Jimmy Valiant eventually make the save.

Roddy Piper attempts to hit Jack Brisco with a steel chair.

Local Promo Spot (Live in Studio) - Mid-Atlantic tag team champions King Parsons and Porkchop Cash with the beautiful Mid-Atlantic tag titles.

[ ] King Parsons and Porkchop Cash (MATT) defeat Carl Fergie and The Monk when Parson pinned Fergie with a small package following a series of dropkicks.

Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions King Parsons & Porkchop Cash

HALFTIME INTERVIEW - Paul Jones, Jack Brisco (issues challenge to Roddy Piper)

[ ] Paul Jones defeats Ken Timbs in classic style with a series of football tackles and then Timbs submits to the Indian death lock.

Paul Jones makes Ken Timbs submit with the Indian Death Lock.


Local Promo Spot (Live in Studio) - Kelly Kiniski, Mike Rotundo

[ ] Angelo Mosca/Ivan Koloff/Ninja defeat Kelly Kiniski/Mike Rotundo/Mike Davis when Mosca pins Mike Davis after the famous forearm elbow smash.

FINAL INTERVIEW - Roddy Piper and Magnificent Muraco; Angelo Mosca and the Ninja; Ivan Koloff





REIGNING CHAMPIONS
  • NWA World Champion: Ric Flair
  • World Tag Team Champs: Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen**
  • U.S. Champion*: Sgt. Slaughter
  • Mid-Atlantic Champ: Jack Brisco
  • Mid-Atlantic Tag Champs: Porkchop Cash and King Parsons
  • TV Champion: Ivan Koloff
* New champion this week
** Not currently in the area. (In Georgia)
 

NOTES:

  • Bob Caudle announces that Jake Roberts has recovered from his eye injuries at the hands of the Ninja and will be returning to action soon.
  • Greg "The Hammer" Valentine will be retiring to the Mid-Atlantic area soon. Valentine is finishing up a hugely successful tour of the northeast where he was a top contender for Bob Backlund's WWWF championship.
  • Mike Rotundo says he's glad to be in the "Mid-Atlantic conference."
  • Muraco says he got a $5000 bonus for getting rid of a "fat slob" in Atlanta, referring to his Omni main event against Dusty Rhodes.




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Friday, August 19, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 06.02.82

Taped Wed. June 2, 1982 • Originally Aired Sat. June 5, 1982
WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC
Brisco/Jones Team, Classic 1975 Finish <>
Referee - Stu Shwartz
YouTube Video


SUMMARY OF STUDIO MATCHES:
[ ] Jimmy Valiant/Mike Rotundo vs. Ivan Koloff/Steve Seibert
[ ] Jack Brisco/Paul Jones vs. Carl Fergi/David Patterson
[ ] Sgt. Slaughter/Angelo Mosca 
[ ] King Parsons/Porkchop Cash vs. Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle
[ ] Wahoo McDaniel vs. Juan Renosa



SHOW REPORT:
Welcome by Bob Caudle
Interview - Jimmy Valiant comes out and announces that he has bought Johnny Weaver's contract in his upcoming tag match against Ivan Koloff and Steve Seibert. So it will be Jimmy Valiant and Mike Rotundo vs. Koloff and Seibert.

Jimmy Valiant takes the place of Johnny Weaver to get at Ivan Koloff.

[ ] Jimmy Valiant/Mike Rotundo defeat Ivan Koloff (TV)/Steve Seibert. Rotundo pins Seibert after a dropkick and the airplane spin. Ivan Koloff had left the ring deserting his partner. Commentary by Johnny Weaver.

Interview - Jimmy Valiant


Jack Brisco executes a perfect double arm suplex.

[ ] Jack Brisco (MA) & Paul Jones defeat David Patterson/Carl Fergie. Fergie submits to the Indian deathlock following a double arm suplex by Brisco and a series of football tackles from Paul Jones. Commentary by Johnny Weaver.

Local Promo - (Live in Studio) Pvts. Don Kernodle and Jim Nelson (former Mid-Atlantic tag champs.)

[ ] Angelo Mosca & Sgt. Slaughter defeat The Samoans. Mosca pins Samoan #2 following a Slaughter suplex and an elbow by Mosca.

Halftime Interviews - Roddy Piper, Angelo Mosca, The Ninja, Ivan Koloff, Sgt. Slaughter

[] King Parsons/Porkchop Cash (MATT) defeat Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle. Sarge comes out at end for commentary. Becomes frustrated that the Privates can't put Parsons and Cash away. Cash pins Nelson with a small-package.

Local Promo Slot - (Live in Studio) - Mike Rotundo, Kelly Kiniski, and Terry Gibbs

Interview - Don Muraco 

[ ] Wahoo McDaniel (US) defeats Juan Renosa. Color commentary by Don Muraco. 


Bob Caudle with Mid-Atlantic Champion Jack Brisco



Final Interview - Paul Jones, Jack Brisco, and Wahoo McDaniel. Jones says he has been spreading himself too thin, but says he is now back and concentrating solely on the Mid-Atlantic territory.

Notes:

  • Classic old school finish in the Brisco/Jones tag match with a butterfly suplex by Brisco and the football tackle/indian deathlock sequence. Very 1975!
  • Bob Caudle introduces Nelson as "Sgt. Nelson" but Kernodle as "Pvt. Kernodle." I'm sure Noodle loved that! :-)
  • Excellent color commentary by Don Muraco during Wahoo's Muraco. H says that Wahoo originally came to Hawaii looking for King Curtis because he was broke and wanted free tickets to the Luau. When he couldn't find him, he heard Muraco was on the island and decided to ask him to be his tag team partner in the NWA world tag team titles. So Muraco says he packs his clothes and takes his pregnant wife and brings her to the Mid-Atlantic area. But then Wahoo got interested in "shiny things" like the US title belt, and lost interest in pursuing the tag titles. All fo a sudden Muraco says he is on the part of the card that says "…and three other matches." He's no longer in the main events and no longer making main event money. (Sounds like a shoot!) Says Wahoo didn't let him down, he just out and out lied to him. Mentions that the Funk Brothers were in the western division of the world tag team tournament. Throws a fit when Caudle calls him "Don." Wants to be called "Magnificent" Muraco.
  • Wahoo says he watches TV, and sees Muraco wrestling in other areas (Georgia) and glad he's making money. He understands, so Muraco should understand Wahoo's commitments with the U.S. title.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

One I've been waiting for.

It appears that one of the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling shows I've really been wanting to see will finally be showing up on WWE Classics on Demand. It is the episode taped 7/7/82 and it is scheduled to debut on 5/18/11.

This is the show where Roddy Piper defeated Jack Brisco for the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship. It's not that this match itself is that rare. It appeared on the WWE Roddy Piper DVD release, and has appeared on the WWE Classics channel before as part of a Hall of Fame package. It's on YouTube, I'm sure.But that was just the match itself; I've always wanted the whole show. Part of what makes that match special is all the stuff leading up to it, including Piper's classic interaction with Wahoo McDaniel, Ricky Steamboat, and referee Stu Shwartz. And, especially as time goes by, I enjoy seeing entire shows, and the perspective on events that comes along with that.

The show is a highlight of an amazing year for Jack Brisco on Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, where he had great TV matches with Piper, Don Muraco, Ric Flair, and Paul Jones during that year, all of which were excellent.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Buckeye Cable System still using old logo


The Buckeye cable system carries WWE Classics On Demand, but still has the old logo on their website. No information on the WWE programming line-up is offered.


MACW Info on Charter Website

Friday, April 22, 2011

First Look: Mid-Atlantic Wrestling 6.30.82

While we continue to catch up with reports on shows that have aired while we were on hiatus, another show has aired on WWE Classics on Demand and we offer a summary from Gateway contributor Brian Rogers.


The Rogers Report
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling 6.30.82

Bob welcomes us to another outstanding week of matches. Roddy Piper joins Bob to discuss his feud with Jack Brisco and his taking the Mid-Atlantic belt. Piper shows us a video of his buddy from Hawaii Don Muraco in action and then an interview with Muraco. Back in the studio,Piper challenges Brisco and Steamboat to take on he and Muraco. Oliver Humperdink then joins Bob to say he is here to check out the great talent in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Our first match is Angelo Mosca vs Jay Youngblood. SOH joins Bob for commentary this week on all the matches. Youngblood starts strong and uses the headlock to try and wear down the bigger Mosca. Angelo comes back with the bearhug and works on Youngblood's back. A great back and forth battle between the two. Mosca gets DQ'd by using Youngblood's hair to continuously slam Jay's head into the mat. Steamboat hits the ring to help Jay. Mosca goes to the podium and has some words for Steamboat in the ring.

Our next match is Greg Valentine in action returning to the area. The "Hammer" dominates the match and gets the win with the suplex and big elbow. Steve Seibert and David Patterson join Bob to discuss various issues going on in the area. Next match features Seibert and Patterson as they go up against Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones. Jones gets the victory with the Indian death lock. Back from break and Piper has joined Bob again with the stolen Mid-Atlantic belt and taunts Brisco some more. Sgt Slaughter then joins Bob and has some comments for Wahoo. Piper and Valentine come to the podium and Valentine says he is back and ready for all kinds of action.

Back from break and in the ring is Roddy Piper in action. Piper dominates and gets the win with the big suplex. Back at the podium,Bill White joins Bob and says Piper just sent a message to Brisco and discusses his upcoming match with Steamboat. After break,we see the matchup between Steamboat and White. Ricky gets the win in a very good match with lots of back and forth action. Jay Youngblood,Wahoo,and Steamboat join Bob for some comments to close out this weeks episode.

This report was provided to the Mid-Atlantic Gateway by Brian Rogers

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 05.26.82

Taped Wed. May 26, 1982 • Originally Aired Sat. May 29, 1982
WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC
Don Muraco turns on Wahoo McDaniel <>
Referee - Bill Alfonzo

Summary of the live studio matches:
[ ] Wahoo McDaniel/Don Muraco vs. Juan Renosa/Bill White
[ ] Terry Gibbs vs. Ken Timbs
[ ] Johnny Weaver/Mike Davis vs. Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle
[ ] Ivan Koloff/Ninja vs. The Samoans

SHOW REPORT:

New U.S. Champion Wahoo McDaniel
Host Bob Caudle introduces the new U.S. Champion Chief Wahoo McDaniel, who admits that winning the U.S. title has complicated his bid for the world tag titles with partner Don Muraco. Don comes out and says he is very frustrated with Wahoo's commitments for his new U.S. title becasue he moved his family here from the west coast with one thing on his mind only - to win the NWA world tag team titles. He then walks off. Wahoo says he hopes he can smooth things out because he and Muraco have become good friends.

Muraco expresses his dipleasure over Wahoo's US title win.

[ ] Wahoo McDaniel (U.S.)/Don Muraco defeat Juan Renosa/Bill White

This is the match where Muraco turns on Wahoo. During the match Sgt. Slaughter comes out to ringside trying to distract Wahoo. Wahoo goes for the pin following a big chop on Bill White, but Sarge pulls White under the ropes breaking the count. White gains advantage on Wahoo who finally makes a needed tag to Muraco. As Wahoo climbs through the ropes to the outside apron, Sarge takes off his belt and hits Wahoo with it. Wahoo goes after Sarge and chases him out of the studio. Shortly thereafter, Muraco goes to the corner to make a tag, but Wahoo isn't there. White and Renosa continue to work over Muraco who is at this point desperately fighting both men. Wahoo returns to the ring, and Muraco finally angily makes the tag, and then walks out of the studio himself leaving Wahoo to White and Renosa, who brutalize Wahoo for several minutes. Finally Wahoo lands the big chop on White coming off of the ropes and gets the pin, but is very angry and suprised that Muraco left him.

Interview - Wahoo McDaniel
FILM - Greensboro - Wahoo defeats Sgt. Slaughter for the U.S. title.



Referee Stu Shwartz stands over a victorius Wahoo McDaniel
after he won the U.S. title from Sgt. Slaughter.

[ ] Terry Gibbs defeats Ken Timbs by pinfall after rolling Timbs to his shoulders from a standing abdominal stretch.

Local Promo Spot (Live in Studio) - Mid-Atlantic tag champs Nelson and Kernodle, plus Juan Renosa


Mid-Atlantic Tag Champs Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle

Interview - Johnny Weaver lets everyone know that Jake Roberts has been injured and will not be able to face the Privates on the program tonight. Weaver will select another partner, Mike Davis.
FILM - Greensboro - Roberts/Valiant vs. Koloff/Ninja - Ninja injures Jake Roberts (this is likely when Roberts left the Mid-Atlantic territory)  Interview - Jimmy Valiant

[ ] Johnny Weaver/Mike Davis (replaces Roberts) vs. Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle (MATT)
-- match stopped for commercial break, per David Crockett. Match will continue after halftime interviews.

Halftime Interviews - Angelo Mosca, Ivan Koloff, Ninja, Sgt. Slaughter

[ ] Johnny Weaver/Mike Davis (replaces Roberts) vs. Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle - part 2!
--the Privates win when Nelson pins Davis. Privates attack Davis after the match, throwing Weaver to the floor. Save by Ron Ritchie, and then Weaver cleans house.


Bob Caudle and "Superman" Roddy Piper

Interview - Roddy Piper (Superman/Big Rod t-shirt). Defends what he did "I'm just the cream on your mashed potatoes, brother!" Says Briscos had been running there mouths, Jerry had it coming. "Ever since you were this little, Brisco, you concentrated on becoming a good wrestler. Well, Mr. Brisco, perhaps you should have concentrated on growing up to me a man."
VCR - Piper injures Jerry Brisco and Tony Russo from last week.

Local Promo Spot B (Live in Studio) - Ron Richie, Terry Gibbs ( talks about his "Wrestlers Do It on the Mat" t-shirt) 

[ ] Ivan Koloff/Ninja vs. The Samoans
 --has to tell Somoans which corner to go to!

Final Interviews - Jack Brisco (with Mid-Atlantic title belt) and Paul Jones



* * * * * * *
Old Records Format:
_____________________________________________________
MCW 5-26-82                                                                  
Comment - New U.S. Champ Wahoo McDaniel, Don muraco
• McDaniel/Muraco (Muraco turns)
Interview - Wahoo McDaniel
FILM - Greensboro - Wahoo wins US title
• Terry Gibbs
Local Promos - Nelson and Kernodle, Juan Renosa
Interview - Johhny Weaver and Jimmy Valiant
FILM - Greensboro - Ninja injures Roberts
• Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle vs. Weaver/Davis
Halftime - Mosca, Koloff, Ninja, Slaughter
Local Promos - Richie and Gibbs
• Koloff/Ninja vs. Samoans
Final - Jack Brisco, Paul Jones

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 05.19.82

Taped Wed. May 19, 1982 • Orig. Aired Sat. May 22, 1982
WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC
Roddy Piper injures Jerry Brisco
Referee - Sonny Fargo

Summary of the live studio matches:
[ ] Wahoo McDaniel and Don Muraco vs. Gary Moore and Steve Seibert
[ ] Jerry Brisco vs. Tony Russo
[ ] Mike Davis vs. Carl "Pretty Boy" Fergi
[ ] Killer Khan vs. Ken Timbs
[ ] King Parsons vs. Jim Dalton
[ ] Sgt. Slaughter (U.S.) vs. Mike Rotundo


SHOW REPORT:
Bob Caudle and Jake Roberts open the show talking about the tournament for the NWA World Tag Team tournament and Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen being the Eastern Division winners. It will be a "World Series" best of seven for the finals of the tournament A site for the finals has not been selected. Sandy Scott will announce the first four cities in the Best of Seven.

Jake says the match that should have continued this week between he and partner Johnny Weaver vs. The Privates will not take place because Weaver and the Privates are all out of the country. (Really?)

[ ] Wahoo McDaniel and Don Muraco defeat Gary Moore and Steve Seibert when Wahoo pins Seibert following a chop.
Commentary by Roddy Piper. Piper claims Wahoo, Muraco, and Piper are afraid to get in the ring with him.

Sonny Fargo tells the Briscos only one can wrestle against Russo.

Interview - Jack and Jerry Brisco prepare to wrestle in a tag match. Referee Sonny Fargo interrupts to let the Briscos know that Tony Russo's partner did not show up and that one of them could wrestle Russo in a singles match. Jerry says that he has not been in the area for awhile, so he will wrestle Russo. Jack remains to do color commentary with Bob.

[ ] Jerry Brisco defeats Tony Russo by submission with a figure four leglock.
Jack is doing color commentary. During the match, David Crockett comes out and tells Jack that he has a phone call, and Jack leaves the podium. After Russo submits to the figure four, Roddy Piper runs in, climbs to the top of the turnbuckle and jumps off on Russo and Brisco while they are still in the figure four position, injuring both men. Paul Jones, Jake Roberts, and Ron Ritchie make the save. Jack then re-enters the studio to check on Jerry. Clearly, the phone call was a ruse to get Jack Brisco to leave the studio.


Piper leaps on Brisco and Russo

[ ] Carl "Pretty Boy" Fergi defeated Mike Davis after a back breaker.  Commentary by Wahoo McDaniel.
Wahoo says Jerry Brisco's knee is "tore up bad" and if Jack needs a partner, he's available. Bob and Wahoo discuss the whole situation about Piper injuring Jerry's knee. Wahoo played pro-football for years and saw many knee injuries, and they never came back.

Incessant talk of the NWA trial ruling where matches must end in a pinfall or submission. No DQ.

Local Promo segment (Live in studio) - Interview with Gary Moore and Steve Seibert
Hilarious moment when Seibert complains about Wahoo using illegal chops and asks Bob "Didn't you see it?" And Bob says that the chops looked legal to him. Seibert replies "You're just as blind as that Sonny Fargo."


Steve Seibert tells Bob Caudle "You're just as blind as Sonny Fargo!"

[ ] Killer Khan defeats Ken Timbs by pinfall after a flying knee drop.

Halftime Interview - Wahoo McDaniel and Don Muraco. Discussion of the "World Series" with Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen.

Interview - Paul Jones. Paul discusses Piper injuring Jerry Brisco and "that other guy." Jones offers to team with Jack Brisco in place of Jerry.

[ ] King Parsons defeats Jim Dalton by pinfall after a series of dropkicks.
Color commentary by Paul Jones. Jones says he has seen Parsons on the west coast, and he is a great wrestler.

Local Promo segment (Live in studio) - Interview with Mike Davis and Mike Rotundo. Mike Davis shows major interview potential.

[ ] Sgt. Slaughter (U.S. Champ) defeated Mike Rotundo after a sucker punch with referee Sonny Fargo trying to back Rotundo out of the corner.


Paul Jones argues with Ole Anderson

Final interview - Ole Anderson, confronted by Paul Jones and they argue over what Piper did to Jerry Brisco as the show ends.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

First Look: Mid-Atlantic Wrestling 6.23.82

While we continue to catch up with reports on shows that have aired while we were on hiatus, another show has aired on WWE Classics on Demand and we offer a summary from Gateway contributor Brian Rogers.


The Rogers Report
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling 6.23.82

This episode opens with Bob Caudle welcoming us to an outstanding week of wrestling. Jack Brisco and a recently returned from Japan Ricky Steamboat join Bob for comments. Brisco says Rick has his back in his reoccuring problems with Piper and Muraco. We see film of Jerry Brisco in action and Piper jumping on Jerry as he had the figure four applied on his opponent and then we see Piper and Muraco attack Jack during one of his matches. Steamboat says words of these attacks reached him in Japan on his recent tour. Ricky says he has Jack's back anytime he needs him.

This weeks first match features tag-team action featuring Brisco and Steamboat,who look great in a well earned victory.

Back from break and our next match is Roddy Piper vs Jake Roberts. Steamboat joins Bob on commentary for the action. A physical and intense matchup with Piper busting open the already bandaged foreheard of Jake Roberts. Roberts with a nice flurry of comeback moves until Sgt Slaughter appears at ringside and trips Roberts. Steamboat hits the ring to keep Slaughter and Piper at bay. Referee Sonny Fargo gives the victory to Roberts via DQ.

The Privates, Nelson and Kernodle, join Bob at the podium and announce they are the new Mid-Atlantic tag team champions. They state they will sign a contract to face Steamboat and Brisco anytime and that the belts will stay around their waste a long time.

Jimmy Valiant is next up in singles action and gets a win with the elbow smash.

Back at the podium, Sgt Slaughter and his "recruits", the privates join Bob. Slaughter tells the privates to listen to him and they will keep the belts a long time and he dismisses them. Piper then joins Sarge along with the Ninja. Sarge has some comments on sticking together and then Roddy is vintage with his comments toward Brisco and Steamboat.

Next in the ring,we have six-man action with Sarge and the Privates taking on Mike Rotondo, Kelly Kiniski, and Mike Davis. Very good match with Slaughter getting the pin on Davis with the clothesline. Kiniski and Rotondo join Bob for comments on the match and the Steamboat situation.

Back from break and we have tag action with Wahoo McDaniel and Jay Youngblood teaming up in a very physical and dominant victory.

At the podium Paul Jones joins Bob and has some comments for Angelo Mosca. He tells him he will meet him anywhere, anytime. Jack Brisco joins them with the Mid-Atlantic belt in hand and he has some comments directed at Roddy Piper regarding the belt. He states there is no way he is giving it up after all the pain and suffering he has been through.

Bob tells us "So long for now".

This report was provided to the Mid-Atlantic Gateway by Brian Rogers.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Taped 5.12.1982

Taped Wed. May 5, 1982 • Originally Aired Sat. May 8, 1982
WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC
New Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco
New version of the U.S. championship belt debuts

Summary of the live studio matches:
[ ] Ron Richie vs. Jim Dalton
[ ] Killer Kahn vs. Vinnie Valentino
[ ] King Parsons vs. Tony Russo
[ ] Angelo Mosca vs. Kelly Kiniski Color commentary by Paul Jones
[•] Johnny Weaver and Jake Roberts vs. Pvt. Nelson and Pvt. Kernodle

SHOW REPORT:
David Crockett announces that the Eastern Division winners are Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen and they will meet Western Division winners Wahoo McDaniel and Don Muraco in a best-of-seven series in seven different cities for the World Tag Team championship. The cities will be announced shortly.


Sandy Scott presents Jack Brisco the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title belt. Jack won the title from Roddy Piper on Monday 5.10.82.

Piper interrupts the proceedings and is completely out of control, angry over having lost the title. Brisco, returning the favor of a couple weeks back when Piper brought out a mini-teepee for Jack, brought Piper a big lollipop – “This is for you, sucker.”

Tim Horner, who Bob Caudle pointed out had seen the match in Greenville, told Piper if anyone deserved to get his can kicked, it was him. Piper went nuts and attacked Horner, who fought back but was then double teamed by Piper and Ivan Koloff. David Crockett went in to break it up and took a nasty shot from Piper as well.

Interview – Jack Brisco and Don Muraco. Sandy Scott announces that the NWA is conducting an experimental program and it will be in the Mid-Atlantic area. All matches must end in a pinfall or submission. There will be no disqualifications in matches. Very odd.

[ ] Ron Richie pinned Jim Dalton after executing a perfect power slam.


Interview – U.S. Champion Sgt. Slaughter (with the new U.S. title belt.)

[ ] Killer Kahn pinned Vinnie Valentino after applying a double-thrust and a flying knee drop.

Local Promo Segment (Live in Studio) – Kelly Kiniski and Mike Davis

[ ] King Parsons (debut) pinned Tony Russo after a head-butt.

Halftime Interview – Angelo Mosca, Roddy Piper (still nuts!), Ole Anderson,

[ ] Angelo Mosca pinned Kelly Kiniski after his powerhouse CFL elbow.
Color commentary by Paul Jones

Local Promo Segment (Live in Studio) - Steve Seibert and Jim Dalton

[•] Johnny Weaver and Jake Roberts drew Pvt. Nelson and Pvt. Kernodle – time expired in the program. Color commentary by Paul Jones

David Crockett announces due to the new NWA trial 30-day rule, there must be a winner, and so the match will continue next week.


Final Interview – Johnny Weaver and Jake Roberts and Paul Jones

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 5.05.82 (Missing)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Taped Wed. May 5, 1982 • Originally Aired Sat. May 8, 1982
WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC

This show did not air on WWE Classics on Demand!

As with several other shows in the current sequence, this program did not air on WWE Classics on Demand. Speculation is that some of the original master tapes in the Crockett Promotions library were damaged or missing. There is always the chance that WWE decided not to air this show for some reason, but that seems highly unlikely.

It is really too bad this show didn’t air. Bob Caudle promised on the previous week’s show (4.28.82) that we would see video from Georgia Championship Wrestling of the incident where Roddy Piper whipped Tommy Rich with his belt. It's rare enough that we see any footage from Georgia on the channel. This would have been a great opportunity.

Also on 4.28, Piper agreed to meet Jack Brisco in a Mid-Atlantic title match on this show. I don’t know if that match actually took place or not. The two would later meet on a classic late June or early July program. That show should air in the next month or so. The complete match was part of a Roddy Piper DVD set released by the WWE, so I feel confident they have that entire show. There is some classic interplay between Piper, Wahoo, referee Stu Schwartz, and Bob Caudle leading up to the match, and the match itself is a classic.

MACW 5.12.82 is next!