Episode 3: January 16, 1982

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns alongside Roman Gomez, to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from January 16, 1982, featuring:

  • The unwieldiest named contest in the history of professional wrestling continues to flesh itself out.
  • Roddy Piper, co-host extraordinaire. 
  • Our first look in 1982 of the Universal Heartthrob Austin Idol.
  • The Family Blackjack, on the mic and together in the ring.
  • Another impressive performance for young Buddy Landel, this time against Sgt. Slaughter. 
  • Who’s on your Mid-Atlantic Mount Rushmore for the five years between 1973-1977?
  • Plus much, much more on another exciting edition of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast!

The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 2: January 9, 1982

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast! On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez return to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from January 9, 1982, featuring:

  • The unwieldiest named contest in the history of professional wrestling begins with mispronunciations aplenty!
  • Sgt. Slaughter’s headaches with Blackjack Mulligan Jr, and the NWA, continue.
  • Ivan Koloff has some theories about what’s happened to Jimmy Valiant’s mind.
  • Hot Rod with a hot mic, and how he handled it. 
  • Taylor, Landel and Anthony: Babyfaced babyfaces.
  • Plus much, much more on another exciting edition of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast!

The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Starrcade ’84 Special

In celebration of the 35th anniversary, The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast proudly presents a very special look at Starrcade ’84.

Dubbed “The Million Dollar Challenge,” Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez cover every aspect of the overshadowed supershow, taking the listener back into time so that they can feel how the promotion built the event, and truly understand what life was like leading into the Greensboro Coliseum, on the night of November 22, 1984.

We believe this to be the most comprehensive and definitive look at the event, ever recorded, and are very excited for you to come along for the ride.

Whether you’re reliving your memories, or creating some new ones, we here at The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast thank you very much for coming along on the ride!

The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 1: January 2, 1982

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns alongside Roman Gomez, to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from January 2, 1982, featuring:

  • The introduction of the unwieldiest named contest in the history of professional wrestling.
  • A deeper look at each of the wrestlers featured on the show, including true appreciation and love for “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff.
  • We get Roddy Piper out here contributin’ and whatnot.
  • Inserted out-of-place promos featuring Lord Al and a mysterious Super D
  • A meeting of the NWA TV title appreciation club.
  • Plus what else was happening around the world of wrestling, at the time, and so much more

The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Prelude Episode

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. This edition of the show, works as a preview of what you’ll be hearing each week on the podcast, as well as an introduction to where we stand in Jim Crockett Promotions, as we enter 1982.

It’s a very unique edition of the show, because it wasn’t supposed to be a show! It was going to serve as a practice show, to gain some familiarity between Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez, but it went so well, and was so packed with information, that we figured we’d put it up as the official dark match of the podcast!

Since the taping of this show, we’ve drastically improved our audio recording and post-production set-up, as well as the hosts developing much more of a rapport, and finding more clarity on where we’d like to take it this awesome project.

We’re humbled you’re taking this ride with us, and look forward to cherishing your memories, as well as creating new ones!

The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.