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
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[ ] 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

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. (Not those 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.


  • 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 match. He says that Wahoo originally came to Hawaii looking for King Curtis because he was broke and wanted free tickets to the Don Ho Luau. When he couldn't find him, he heard Muraco was on the island and decided to look up his address and go to his house (overlooking the Ko Olina golf course) 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 "this lousy town" in 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 of 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.

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