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!

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