Episode 45: December 4, 1982

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from December 4, 1982, featuring:

* We get a little taste of fall-out from last week’s savage beating of Roddy Piper by Ric Flair & Greg Valentine, including Piper interrupting The Hammer’s match against the future Rick Rude.

* NWA World tag team champions Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle continue to crow about putting Jay Youngblood out of commission.

* The Mid-Atlantic Television championship wasn’t away from the House of Humperdink for very long, as Leroy Brown brought it home – giving Mike Rotundo even more inspiration. 

* We get our first look at Sweet Brown Sugar, who also wants to get his hands on Leroy Brown after the Bad Man defeated him on Thanksgiving for the vacant TV title.

* A really good main event featured the House of Humperdink trio of Paul Jones, Jos LeDuc and Gene Anderson in a six-man tag team match.

* Plus, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so 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 44: November 27, 1982

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from November 27, 1982, featuring:

* Roddy Piper has a lot more to deal with than the House of Humperdink, as he gets his face ground into the concrete by Ric Flair and Greg Valentine – starting a feud with The Hammer that wouldn’t be settled for another year.

* Sgt. Slaughter watches the infamous censored videotape of he and Don Kernodle’s bout against Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood, which left Youngblood nursing a serious neck injury.

* Mid-Atlantic Champion Paul Jones harkens back to a famous Florida angle, and continues to fend off the challenge of his longtime rival Jack Brisco. 

* The ascensions of Mike Rotundo and Cowboy Bob Orton continue on the babyface side of the ledger.

* Roddy Piper introduces “Piper’s Palace,” in a segment which makes whatever the annual cost of the Network is completely worth it.

* Plus, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so 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 43: November 20, 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 November 20, 1982, featuring:

* Tons of footage from the big Charlotte Coliseum house show on November 12, including Sergeant Slaughter and Don Kernodle injuring Jay Youngblood so badly that the tape needed to be censored for television.

* In a match not announced, nor emphasized, Dory Funk Jr puts up his $100,000 against fellow former NWA World heavyweight champion Jack Brisco – who is also still chasing another old rival: Mid-Atlantic champion Paul Jones. 

* Fresh off a highly successful New Japan tour, Bob Orton Jr entered Jim Crockett Promotions with a helping hand extended for Roddy Piper in his battles against the House of Humperdink.

* Relentless upstart Mike Rotundo continues to try and climb over the mountain that is Bad Leroy Brown.

* A battery of names are again announced as coming into the area, including the addition of two more former NWA World heavyweight champions.

* Plus, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so 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 42: November 13, 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 November 13, 1982, featuring:

* With last week’s show not being on Peacock, we find out that Greg Valentine has toppled Wahoo McDaniel for the US title and Jos LeDuc has been stripped of the TV championship.

* The influx of big names and new faces continues, with a unique mix of future superstars and some of the biggest names of the era entering the territory.

* Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle take a break from the Road To Greensboro, as they deal with Roddy Piper’s surprise announcement. 

* The feud between the House of Humperdink’s Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and Mike Rotundo rages on, and we get to hear that practice makes perfect… or, maybe just better.

* Plus, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so much more on another exciting edition of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast!

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

Episode 41: October 30, 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 October 30 1982, featuring:

* The official kick-off to one of the hottest feuds in Jim Crockett Promotions history. A young fan sends in a gift to Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood – which Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle don’t take very well.

* Jos LeDuc’s match with Johnny Weaver ends in controversial fashion, and then the Canadian Lumberjack has it out with NWA official Sandy Scott, all while contending with Jimmy Valiant.

* Number One Paul Jones has regained the Mid-Atlantic heavyweight title from Jack Brisco, and we hear both men’s perspective on how it happened. 

* The House of Humperdink’s Bad Bad Leroy Brown continues his nefarious actions against the ball of interview energy known as Mike Rotundo.

* Wahoo McDaniel is still the United States heavyweight champion despite Greg Valentine continuing to pour on the heat.

* Plus, the passing of Blackjack Lanza, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so 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 40: October 23, 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 October 23 1982, featuring:

* A hot main event sees Jack Brisco put up his newly won Mid-Atlantic heavyweight title on the line against former champion Number One Paul Jones.

* NWA World champion Ric Flair is back in the area, and he has his hands full with United States champion Wahoo McDaniel and the area’s newest babyface hero, Roddy Piper. 

* Speaking of McDaniel, Flair’s longtime partner Greg Valentine has The Chief in his sights – but in the process inadvertently begins a feud that won’t reach it’s violent apex for another year.

* Things are rapidly starting to heat back up in the feud between the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant and the Mid-Atlantic Television champion Jos LeDuc.

* Conveniently forgetting about Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood, NWA World tag team champions Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle “wonder where all the great tag teams have gone.”

* Plus, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so 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 39: October 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 October 16 1982, featuring:

* Ricky Steamboat vs Joe LeDuc and Dory Funk vs Jay Youngblood took precedence on a program that was short on talk and long on action.

* We talk about what was missing from the Peacock/Network version of the show: Clips from All Japan featuring Ric Flair vs. Jumbo Tsuruta. 

* The Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant is on the comeback trail for Jos LeDuc and the Mid-Atlantic (but not the Canadian) Television title.

* Mike Rotundo seems to have borrowed Jack Lambert’s NFL neck roll as he returns from the beating he suffered at the hands of Leroy Brown and Sir Oliver Humperdink.

* Don Kernodle continues to establish himself on a higher level than ever before, as Sgt Slaughter leads his cheering section.

* Plus, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so 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 38: October 9, 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 October 9 1982, featuring:

* The new NWA World tag team champions, Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle are back in action – as are the reformed duo of Rick Steamboat and Jay Youngblood.

* As Greg Valentine looms in Wahoo’s future, the Chief forges a once unfathomable alliance with Roddy Piper.

* The House of Humperdink is back in full force, this week, both in the ring and on the mic.

* Jack Brisco dares Mid-Atlantic heavyweight champion Paul Jones to grab his best hold.

* Still without his music, the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant sends a message by shaking up Mid-Atlantic Television champion Jos LeDuc.

* Plus, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so 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 37: October 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 October 2 1982, featuring:

* We find out the reason that Don Kernodle was summoned to Japan by Sgt. Slaughter, last week – the NWA World tag team titles.

* Not coincidentally, looking to regain their former glory, Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood have reformed their partnership.

* The very successful House of Humperdink is looking to introduce another championship into its fold.

* Dory Funk Jr continues his $100,000 Challenge, and we see a possible contender for both he – and Paul Jones – come into the forefront.

* We hear from the devastating duo of Jim Dalton and Juan Reynoso, Bob Caudle finds common ground with Porkchop Cash, and Jimmy Valiant still can’t function without his music.

* Plus, tons of historical context, important results from around the circuit, incredible promos, and so 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.

Special Episode: The Unabridged Don Kernodle Tribute Show

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. Mike Sempervive returns with a very special edition of the show, that pays tribute to the life and career of Don Kernodle, The Pride of the Carolinas.

As a courtesy to those who enjoy longer-form versions of the podcast, we have combined both parts of our tribute and present to you this five-and-a-half hour showcase packed with information and audio chronicling the fascinating career of the West Carolina legend.  

We cover everything. From breaking into the business by surviving the Andersons, his big break as one of Sarge’s Privates with Jim Nelson, all of the lead up and fallout to that famous night on March 12, 1983 in Greensboro, traveling to the World Wrestling Federation, finding success in Toronto, championship teams with Bob Orton Jr and Ivan Koloff, creating Nikita Koloff, Atlantic Coast Wrestling, and so much more!

Thank you for helping us celebrate the career of the last territorial star, the late, great, Don Kernodle. We hope you enjoy our tribute, and stay vigilant for the next podcast.

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