Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 08.25.82

WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC
Taped Wed. August 25, 1982 ● Orig. Aired Sat. August 28, 1982
Host: Bob Caudle. Color Commentary on selected matches by Sir Oliver Humperdink
Referee: Tommy Young

SUMMARY OF STUDIO MATCHES:

  • Jay Youngblood vs. Pvt. Jim Nelson
  • Greg Valentine & Bad Leroy Brown (with Sir Oliver Humperdink) vs. Ron Richie and Keith Larson
  • Paul Jones (with Sir Oliver Humperdink) vs. King Parsons
  • Jos LeDuc (with Sir Oliver Humperdink) vs. Mike Davis
  • Roddy Piper and Ricky Steamboat vs. The Ninja and Juan Renos


SHOW REPORT:
Welcome by Bob Caudle

Interview with Jack Brisco (on crutches), Ricky Steamboat, and Jay Youngblood.
- - Brisco discusses how Paul Jones jumped him in a parking lot and injured him. Brisco challenges Jones to a match next week on television and says he will put the Mid-Atlantic title up against him as well. Steamboat and Youngblood try to talk him into waiting until he is 100% healthy from the injury.

Pvt. Jim Nelson applies a cobra clutch to Jay Youngblood.

[●] Jay Youngblood pins Pvt. Jim Nelson with a sunset flip. Great competitive match.
  - - Bob Caudle mentions that Greg Valentine is the newest member of the House of Humperdink.

Greg Valentine, Sir Oliver Humperdink, and Leroy Brown

[ ] Greg Valentine and Leroy Brown defeat Ron Richie and Keith Larson when Valentine pins Larson after a bionic elbow smash.
  - - Color commentary by Sir Oliver Humperdink, who mentions that Greg Valentine has just returned from the "New York area" (WWWF) after hearing that Sgt. Slaughter lost the U.S. title to Wahoo McDaniel. Hump and Bob talk remind fans that Greg Valentine broke Wahoo McDaniel's leg back in 1977.

Local Promos spot (Live) - King Parsons and Porkchop Cash

[ ] Paul Jones (with Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeats King Parsons with the Indian death lock.
  - - Jones continues to pummel Parsons after the match and Porkchop cash makes the save.

New U.S. champ Chief Wahoo McDaniel

Halftime Interview - New U.S. Champion Wahoo McDaniel
  -- FILM - Wahoo wins title in Indian strap match; Humperdink and Sgt. Slaughter and Leroy Brown cut Wahoo and Valiants hair. (8/22/82 in Charlotte NC)


Wahoo McDaniel drags Sgt. Slaughter to the fourth turnbuckle to win
the U.S. title in an Indian Strap Match in Charlotte.


[ ] Jos LeDuc (with Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeats Mike Davis after a Canadian crowning glory leg drop.

Local Promos spot (Live) - Sir Oliver Humperdink and Joe LeDuc

[ ] Roddy Piper and Ricky Steamboat defeat The Ninja and Juan Renosa when Steamboat pins Renosa with a flying bodypress.
  - - Piper is a wild man, and the crowd is hot for this match.

Final Interviews - The House of Humperdink: Greg Valentine, Jos LeDuc, and Paul Jones
  - - Paul Jones says you slap a coward around along enough, you get the coward to come out of the closet. He accepts the challenge of Jack Brisco.
  - - Greg Valentine re-writes history a bit when he says he once broke Wahoo's leg with the figure four lock to win the U.S. title. he did break Wahoo's leg (in one of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling's most remembered angles) but it was with a leg-ankle suplex (as identified by David Crockett at the time) for the Mid-Atlantic title.
  - - "Lumberjack" Jos LeDuc mentions knowing Jimmy Valiant from Memphis area in 1978. And he admits that Jimmy Valiant is not a tree. (Hey, that's what he said.)

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NOTES:
  • Greg Valentine returns to the Mid-Atlantic area as a new member of the House of Humperdink. Valentine has been in the WWWF.
  • Joe LeDuc debuts in the area as part of the House of Humperdink.
  • The House of Humperdink now includes Greg Valentine, Paul Jones, Gene Anderson, Bad Leroy Brown, Jos Leduc, and Ivan Koloff.
  • Mid-Atlantic History mention: Humperdink and Valentine discuss breaking Wahoo's leg in 1977.
  • Old Territory mentions: (1)Joe LeDuc mentions knowing Jimmy Valiant from the memphis territory in 1978. (2) Greg Valentine returns from the WWWF.

CHAMPIONS:
  • World: Ric Flair
  • World Tag: Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen (in Georgia)
  • U.S.: Wahoo McDaniel*
  • Mid-Atlantic: Jack Brisco
  • Mid-Atlantic Tag: Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle
  • TV: Jimmy Valiant
* New Champion




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