Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (02.06.82)
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
February 6, 1982
(taped on 2/3/82)
Your hosts are Bob Caudle & David Crockett.
NWA representative Sandy Scott is out here to brag over all the tag team tournaments that have been happening all over the world so that we can crown NEW NWA world tag team champions. Remember – you can win $25000 in each town. Speaking of tag teams capable of winning tournaments, let’s get to the ring.
Dave Hebner is *your* referee for the duration of the program.
- Ivan Koloff & Austin Idol vs. Don Gilbert & Vinny Valentino
Valentino actually gets in some offense on both Koloff and Idol. He controls with an armbar until Idol has enough and knees out. Idol tosses him out, but then he’s caught in a headlock. Tag to Gilbert, this guy is trying to be a house of fire. Koloff blind tags Idol and takes over. Idol hits a hard backbreaker and gets the 1-2-3 at 3:45.
Bob Caudle meets with Ricky Steamboat to set up the tape they are fixing to present. He’s going to be one of Ric Flair’s next opponents that he will meet with the NWA world title on the line.
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs. Jay Youngblood
From the fall of 1981 when Flair was a fresh world champion. Youngblood is sticking with Flair at every hold as he controls with armbars and hammerlocks. As the match continues on, Flair gets more and more frustrated. Youngblood sticks with Flair chop for chop. We see the Flair Flip that lands him on the mat instead on the apron. Ray Stevens is on commentary and I’m sure he’s smiling at that. As Youngblood charges off the ropes, Flair tosses him to the floor. He brings Youngblood back inside with a suplex and delivers an elbow drop. FIGURE-FOUR is countered with an inside cradle. Crossbody block by Youngblood gets two. Flair Flop ensues after a big chop. He draws Youngblood into the corner and gives him a turnbuckle smash. Flair goes for a suplex, but Youngblood flips out and O’Connor rolls Flair for 1-2-NO! Small package gets two and the bell rings for possibly a TV time limit finish. (7:27 shown) Thus begins Flair’s heel turn in the Mid Atlantic area as he attacks Youngblood after the bell only for Ricky Steamboat to make the save. A bunch of other babyfaces head out to see what Flair’s problem is for nailing on a guy after the bell. **½
Back to the studio, Ricky Steamboat mentions other top contenders besides himself for Flair’s NWA world title. Former NWA world champ Tommy Rich and of course Jay Youngblood who we just saw stay in there to the end with the champ.
After a commercial break, Bob Caudle meets with the NWA world champion Ric Flair. Why did you attack Youngblood after the bell? He never heard a bell and what the world champion says is what goes. It makes no difference who you are, come get some.
Now we check out a tape of Tommy Rich battling some guy at a house show. Caudle and Flair do the voiceovers. Of course Flair simply talks about how he’s the best while Tommy Rich is just a great athlete. The job guy watches out of the Thesz Press the first time, but Rich nails him on the second try for the win we suppose. They cut the tape off right then. If you thought Ric Flair was the man before he became the world champion, imagine the lifestyle he has going on right now. Just remember one thing, diamonds are forever.
Big Bill Ward announces that the stars of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling will be heading to Ann Arbor Michigan soon. Two of those stars are Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen. Lots of great tag teams in the world, but nobody is better than Ole and Stan. Hansen gets to talking about Texas and how winning is everything to a Texan. In Hansen’s mind, the Dallas Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers that year in the NFC championship game and “The Catch” never happened. THE LARIAT AND THE HOOK ARE COMING!
- Blackjack Mulligan Jr. vs. Pvt. Jim Nelson (w/Sgt. Slaughter)
Slaughter is here to prevent his man from failing. Mulligan Jr works the headlock for a while. Nelson fights out and delivers a slam, but Mulligan Jr fires back and hits the Flying Forearm. Jumping knee drop gets two. He hits one dropkick, but whiffs on the second one. Nelson comes back with a backbreaker for two. He can’t get the pin with a back elbow either. Nelson clotheslines Windham down for the COBRA CLUTCH, but he flips Nelson off him. Slaughter is IRATE! Well apparently Mulligan Jr is pretty excited himself as he tosses Nelson over the top rope for the DQ. (5:09) Crockett says that Mulligan Jr needs a new name because he’s no longer a boy, but a man. Oh man now I want to see Slaughter vs. Mulligan Jr. **
The NWA Mid Atlantic champ Roddy Piper is here. He’s going to have a tag match later. Go ahead and tell us who your partner is going to be! He still won’t tell us. Gotta say, he’s a smart man for not letting in on his secret. Sgt. Slaughter stops by and he doesn’t know who he’s more upset with – Mulligan Jr or Pvt. Nelson. He says Mulligan Jr may have escaped Nelson’s Cobra Clutch, but what will happen when he locks *his* Cobra Clutch on Mulligan Jr? The NWA TV champ Ivan Koloff and Austin Idol publicly announce they are teaming together in the tag team tournaments. Austin Idol says he’s left $25000 behind on the blackjack tables in Las Vegas while Koloff says he will take on all comers – including Jimmy Valiant. Hmm, wonder what in the world they could possibly be feuding over?
- Jake Roberts vs. Buck Brannigan
Ray Stevens joins Bob Caudle on commentary. Roberts stays on the arm and even clamps on a front headlock. KNEE LIFT gets the 1-2-3 at 5:20.
Porkchop Cash is coming to Ann Arbor Michigan. He’s got one of the Mid Atlantic tag belts with him. Could be the reign with Jay Youngblood, but that string of title reigns include pretty muddy information right now. Blackjack Mulligan Jr is looking forward to coming to the show.
Back over to Bob Caudle, for some reason Don Gilbert gets some airtime. He’s another guy who is EXTREMELY excited about these series of tag tournaments happening all over the world.
- Roddy Piper & ??? vs. Keith Larson & Tony Anthony
Roddy Piper’s partner is never announced and he looks like a generic nobody jobber. Right after the bell, Piper runs over to Caudle and tells him that he’s going to win this match all by himself. He starts off with the future Dirty White Boy. Larson and Anthony try to corner Piper, but Piper’s too crazy to stay in there for long as he clubs his way out. Piper takes turns giving out ab stretches. Larson gets a quick sunset flip, but Piper doesn’t think that was very cute at all. He drops Larson with a nasty back suplex and gets the win at 2:32.
Can’t you see what is happening here, Caudle? Piper REFUSES to let anybody know who his partner is. He’s already told you that he’s 7 foot tall. How much did you make last year? One night, 25 grand. Tag team titles. Bam. When RP talks, people listen. When you think you have the answers, he changes the questions. You know the drill. AWESOME.
Until next week, that’s all for now.
Posted on May 7, 2011, in NWA and tagged Austin Idol, Barry Windham, Boris Zhukov, Ivan Koloff, Jake Roberts, Jay Youngblood, Jimmy Valiant, Keith Larson, Ole Anderson, Porkchop Cash, Ray Stevens, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, Stan Hansen, Tommy Rich, Tony Anthony. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.