Episode 11: March 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 March 20, 1982, featuring:

  • US Champion Sergeant Slaughter takes out his frustrations with Ric Flair on a surprisingly game Ron Ritchie.  
  • A Murderer’s Row of promos on the show, including Flair, Slaughter, Piper, Stevens, Idol, Anderson, Hansen, Koloff and Valiant.
  • Roddy Piper once again dominates the commentary, and also shows a heart for the retarded children coming to the Crockett Park BBQ.
  • Valuable bumper stickers and C-Band satellite dishes.
  • Plus a tribute to Lance Russell’s Nose, top results from around the loop, and 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 10: March 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 March 13, 1982, featuring:

  • US Champion Sergeant Slaughter once again becomes a focal point of the program, and has picked up a new rival along the way.
  • An intense Ivan Koloff defends his Mid-Atlantic Television Championship against up Ron Ritchie.
  • The Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant continues to make his presence in the area well-known.
  • Ole Anderson’s double-dip, as Roddy Piper and Ray Stevens hype the Georgia contingent debuting in Lansing.
  • Plus top results from around the loop, great promos, and 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 9: March 6, 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 March 6, 1982, featuring:

  • Another showcase performance for Roddy Piper, and where was he better at doing color: the Carolinas or Atlanta?
    – In the wake of Greensboro, the Sarge’s Privates are proving to be a handful.
    – Austin Idol continues to ascend, while Jimmy Valiant gets under everyone’s skin.
    – Promos from this week’s Maple Leaf Wrestling, hyping the snow-delayed $27,000 Cadillac Cup tournament on March 7.
    – Plus results from around the loop – including Tri-State still on life support. Would Ricky Steamboat have made a good heel? Promo Trifecta, 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 8: February 27, 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 February 27, 1982, featuring:

  • A slight reprieve this week from the constant hammering home of the ongoing NWA World tag team championship tournament, as well as Who Contributed The Most in 1981. 
  • Austin Idol continues to scout the area’s talent – and begins to make his own locker room leery of him. 
  • Jimmy Valiant makes a statement by way of Stan Hansen, Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff. 
  • We’re still not sure if Sgt. Slaughter knows why Mike George is here, but he certainly knows who Ron Ritchie is now. 
  • Plus top results from around the loop, great promos, and 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 7: February 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 February 20, 1982, featuring:

  • We deal with our first gap in episodes on the Network, as we’re forced to skip ahead to February 20, missing a key program during the start of the World tag tournament.
  • Despite the tournament dominating the landscape, Austin Idol begins to be positioned away from the pack.
  • Roddy Piper and Bill Ward hawk colorful bumper stickers – the kind of sticker you would like to have for your car – as Don Kernodle cuts a mysterious promo.
  • Two superfectas of promos – babyfaces vs. heels.
  • Plus top results and all of the known towns and cities from around the loop, and 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 6: February 6, 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 February 6, 1982, featuring:

  • NWA World Champion Ric Flair returns to area television and battles Jay Youngblood
  • Blackjack Mulligan Jr – aka Barry – continues to have headaches with Sgt. Slaughter.
  • Roddy Piper makes an interesting selection to be his tag team partner for the show.
  • Another superfecta of Hall of Fame promo artists. 
  • Plus results from around the loop, a check-in with George Scott and Paul Jones out in Oklahoma, and 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 5: January 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 January 30, 1982, featuring:

  • More bells and whistles are added to the NWA World tag team title tournament, which now has expanded into Florida.
  • An amazing commentary platoon of Roddy Piper and Ray Stevens.
  • The unwieldiest named contest in the history of professional wrestling soldiers on – with a new top vote getter revealed!
  • A brief moment with the Devil’s Duo that not many got to see until now. 
  • Plus a tribute to the centering presence that was Bob Caudle, and 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.

Jim Crockett Sr. Special

In celebration of Jim Crockett Sr’s induction into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, Mike Sempervive returns with a special edition, offering a quick half-hour biography of the patriarch of Jim Crockett Promotions.

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

Episode 4: January 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 January 23, 1982, featuring:

  • The unwieldiest named contest in the history of professional wrestling continues – but we have relief in sight, in the form of the NWA World tag team title tournament.
  • A brief look at the death of territorial World tag titles, as the territories, themselves, began to pass away.
  • Our first look in 1982 of the debuting Porkchop Cash and the incoming Stan Hansen.
  • Mike has an epiphany on the Taylor-Piper Contributin’ angle.
  • A Hall of Fame promo lineup, 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 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.