Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (01.23.82)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
January 23, 1982
Charlotte, NC
(taped on 1/20/82)

Your hosts are Bob Caudle and David Crockett.

The NWA representative Sandy Scott announces that Gene & Ole Anderson have been stripped of the NWA world tag team titles and tag team tournaments will be taking place all over the world. EAST vs. WEST! More about that later. Let’s get to the ring.

Tommy Young is *your* referee for the duration of the program.

  • Austin Idol vs. Vinny Valentino

David Crockett tells us that each team will have to pay a $1000 entry fee in each city tournament they wish to compete in. Also, the winners of each tournament wins $25000! DANG. Once they find the best two teams from the east and the west regions, the two teams square off in a best of seven series to crown the NEW world tag team champions. Sounds like a REALLY huge deal? Idol wins with the FIGURE-FOUR at 4:13.

In a separate interview, NWA President Jim Crockett Jr. confirms everything Sandy Scott said. Back to the studio, Sandy Scott announces the Funks and the Brisco brothers are already entered in the tournament. Crockett mentions that the WWF tag team champions Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura (poor David got that one ALL wrong) have also entered the tournament.

  • Jay Youngblood & Jake Roberts vs. Chris Markov & Ben Alexander

Roddy Piper replaces David Crockett for these next two matches. He talks up the tournament big time like only Roddy can do. Who’s his partner for the tournament? He ain’t telling you because he isn’t that stupid. Roberts hits Alexander with the KNEE LIFT and tags Youngblood in for the flying double ax handle and the running splash for the win at 5:15.

Ol’ David is at his silly games again. He brings out a recent issue of ‘Inside Wrestling’ and spouts off the top ten tag teams in the world. The actual WWF tag team champions are mentioned first in Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito. Gene & Ole Anderson are #2 since they were just stripped of the NWA world tag titles, but we all know Gene won’t be in the tournament because Stan Hansen is Ole’s new partner. As the AWA world tag team champs, Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne are mentioned. The Brisco brothers, Bob & Brad Armstrong, Bobby Duncum and Ken Patera, Mike Graham (Mike George maybe?) & Junkyard Dog, Gino Hernandez & Tully Blanchard, and the Samoans. He says they all want to enter the tournament! YOU LIE! Roddy Piper rips away the magazine as we go to commercial.

  • Porkchop Cash vs. Tony Russo

Like most black wrestlers of the time, Porkchop Cash is just ripping off Thunderbolt Patterson. Roddy Piper talks about how he’s without a doubt the wrestler who contributed the most in 1981 over anybody else. Jumping Headbutt gets the win at 2:11.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling returns to Ann Arbor Michigan very soon! One of the featured stars will be Austin Idol. He is to wrestling what the sun is to the universe and all the planets. All of wrestling revolves around Austin Idol. If he does happen to come to Ann Arbor and he doesn’t seem too sure about it, there’s not a man alive there that can knock off the Heartthrob. Big John Studd will be heading to Ann Arbor as well. HE HATES REDNECKS – ESPECIALLY ONES WHO BUILD CARS.

Bob Caudle meets with Ray Stevens and Johnny Weaver. Ray is decked out in a three-piece suit and everything. He hints that he might be rejoining Pat Patterson to enter this tournament. Johnny Weaver says he doesn’t have a partner yet, but he’s got all the incentive in the world to be in this tournament with all the CASH MONEY you can win. Stevens puts over the tag belts because unlike other sports that say they are the world champions and only compete in the US, these belts are literally defended all over the world. Caudle sets us up to look at a Japanese competitor who will be in the tournaments. It’s KILLER KHAN with Freddie Blassie from the WWF killing a jobber on the 9/12/81 episode of Championship Wrestling. Thanks, TheHistoryofWWE.com! Another man entering the tournament will be Stan Hansen who will join Ole Anderson. We watch Hansen destroy Luke Williams (not the Sheepwhacker) with the LARIAT in a Crockett house show match.

The NWA TV champ Ivan Koloff stops by to inform us he’s all about the American dollar and will be in the tournaments. Funny for a socialist, what does he care about money? The US champ Sgt. Slaughter walks over to tell us he’ll be in the tournaments as well with Pvt. Nelson. He makes a lot of money being the US champ, but he would start making an INCREDIBLE amount of money if he won a bunch of the tournaments and the tag titles. Gene and Ole Anderson end our barrage of great interviews. Ole is fantastic. He comes pretty close to popping Bob Caudle in the mouth for wearing a big smile because the Anderson brothers are no longer the tag team champions. With Stan Hansen as his partner and Gene Anderson by their side, it’s only a matter of time before you see the belts back around their waist. Before Roddy Piper leaves, he reminds Ole that he’ll be in the tournaments as well. BA-ZING.

  • Terry Taylor vs. Steve Sybert

Sybert wears the Jerry Lawler one-shoulder strap tights and looks like a circus attraction from back in the 1800s. Ray Stevens replaces Piper and takes over the color commentary. Taylor delivers some dropkicks in between armbars on Sybert. OKLAHOMA ROLL gets the win at 4:44.

  • Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Nelson vs. Mike Davis & Don Gilbert

You may remember Mike Davis as the NWA Jr. Heavyweight champ going into Starrcade 1984. But hey, you might not. Gilbert gets OWNED for the most part. Slaughter knocks Davis off the apron while Nelson applies the COBRA CLUTCH on Gilbert for the submission victory at 3:29. Nelson releases the hold, but Slaughter comes over and puts Gilbert right back in the hold just to be a jerk. When he sees the Mulligans coming out, he lets Gilbert go and decides to leave with Nelson.

Ricky Steamboat joins the Mulligans for an interview. It’s going to be a CRAZY series of tournaments. Blackjack Mulligan says he’s going to have to hold off on the milk cows so he and his son can win some tournaments and hopefully the tag team titles. With all that prize money, they can buy themselves some serious CATTLE. YEE-HAW!

Until next week, that’s all for now.


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