Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling taped 6.30.82

WPCQ TV Studios, Charlotte NC
Taped Wed. June 30, 1982 ● Orig. Aired Sat. July 3, 1982
Host: Bob Caudle  Color commentary 
Referee: Sonny Fargo
YouTube video of this program is embedded at the end of this post.

  • 'King King" Mosca vs. Jay Youngblood
  • Greg Valentine vs. Brock Wood
  • Wahoo McDaniel & Paul Jones vs. David Patterson and Steve Seibert
  • Roddy Piper vs. Jimmy Patter
  • Ricky Steamboat vs. Bill White

  • Great arm drag clinic by Ricky Steamboat vs. Bill White
  • Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones tag team
  • Don Muraco Surfing Video
  • Greg Valentine old school back suplex

Welcome by Bob Caudle

Interview - Roddy Piper with the Mid-Atlantic belt. 
  - - Piper laments the fact that it is said he stole the Mid-Atlantic belt from Jack Brisco, and that Brisco is still the champion. Brisco has asked Steamboat to be his partner so Piper has his own Hawaiian - the Magnificent Don Muraco - to be his.

The "Magnificent" Don Muraco

 VTR: Don Muraco Surfing Video
  - - Muraco explains why he turned on Wahoo and went with Piper. He is standing in front of vide of himself surfing in Hawaii.

Interview - Sir Oliver Humperdink
  - - Humperdink is the manager of The Ninja, but is in the area specifically to scout new talent.

[●] Jay Youngblood defeats Angelo "King Kong" Mosca by DQ when Mosca will not break on the referee's count. Ricky Steamboat makes the save. 

[ ] Greg Valentine (return) defeats Brock Wood with a classic belly-to-back suplex (or back suplex) and a bionic elbow.

Local Promo Spot (Live) - David Patterson and Steve Seibert

[ ] Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones defeat David Patterson and Steve Seibert when Jones makes Seibert submit to the Indian death lock. (Classic old school finish.)

Roddy Piper with Jack brisco's Mid-Atlantic title belt.

Halftime Interview - Roddy Piper (with Brisco's Mid-Atlantic belt), U.S. Champion Sgt. Slaughter (says Al Haig wants to manage him), Greg Valentine (he's back!). Piper asks Sgt. Slaughter to hold the Mid-Atlantic belt while he wrestles in the next match.

[ ] Roddy Piper defeats Jimmy Patter

Local Promo Spot (Live) - Bill White

[★] Ricky Steamboat defeats Bill White with an avalanche back drop.(Excellent old school match!)   - - Amazing arm drags! Arm drag clinic! White is excellent as well.

Final Interviews: Jay Youngblood, Wahoo McDaniel, Ricky Steamboat
  - - Wahoo explains the situation where he was out of action with a staph infection and because of the month of rules where there must be a winner and he was unable to make commitments with Slaughter, the NWA declared Slaughter the winner and the new U.S. Champion.
  - - Steamboat calls Bob Caudle "Bill" !!

"Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling was furnished to this station for broadcast at this time by
Jim Crockett Promotions, in exchange for commercial consideration."

  • Piper quote of the week: "You take the steam out of the boat, and the boat don't float!"
  • Sir Oliver Humperdink is the manager of the Ninja, but announces he is scouting talent, and this is the first hint of what will later be known as "The House of Humperdink".
  • Greg Valentine returns this week following a tour of the WWWF where he sold out Madison Square Garden in several main events vs. WWWF champion Bob Backlund. 
  • Humperdink quote: "Valentine has forearms like Popeye, brother."
  • Old territory reference: Humperdink mentions managing Greg Valentine earlier in "another area", which at least includes a stint when Greg wrestled as one of the Fargo Brothers.
  • Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones reunite their legendary team this week. McDaniel and Jones were world tag team champions in 1975 and had a legendary feud with Gene and Ole Anderson.
  • Match of the week: Ricky Steamboat vs. Bill White

  • NWA World: Ric Flair
  • World Tag: Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen (in Georgia)
  • U.S.: Sgt. Slaughter
  • Mid-Atlantic: Jack Brisco (Roddy Piper has the belt)
  • Mid-Atlantic Tag: Pvts. Nelson and Kernodle
  • TV: Jimmy Valiant

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