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Episode 55: February 12, 1983

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 February 12, 1983, featuring:

* We see the chaos that took place between the teams of Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle and Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood, from last Saturday night, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The fallout of the match sends shockwaves through the promotion, as the National Wrestling Alliance declares it’s finally had enough.

* “Are you a boy or a man?” New Mid-Atlantic heavyweight champion Dory Funk Jr, his new manager Paul Jones and the Unpredictable Dick Slater conspire against young Mike Rotundo.

* Via the magic of videotape, Terry Funk is in action against Jerry Gray, as he demonstrates the dangers of a bunkhouse match for the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant.

* The winds of change are blowing, as Gary Hart appears on the show to give an update on The Great Kabuki and announce that he’s scouting new talent. 

* Sweet Brown Sugar and Dizzy Hogan continue to be established as the new mid-card babyface team.

* 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 54: February 5, 1983

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 February 5, 1983, featuring:

* Lots of footage from “a large southern arena” – which looks exactly like Charlotte’s Coliseum on January 30 – where Roddy Piper and Dusty Rhodes joined forces, Jack Brisco faced Dory Funk Jr, and Greg Valentine battled the mysterious masked man known as The Champ.

* Terry Funk doesn’t like yankees from New York City, and he has some less than desirable plans for the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant.

* Still being kept separate from each other inside the television studio, the war between Sgt Slaughter and Don Kernodle against Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood continues to rage.

* Number One Paul Jones has refashioned his look, as he begins his transition into a new endeavor. 

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

Episode 53: January 29, 1983

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 29, 1983, featuring:

* While it looks as if Dick Slater and Greg Valentine are going to ride roughshod all day, Jimmy Valiant and Roddy Piper do their best to turn the tide by the end.

* As Dory Funk Jr chases Jack Brisco, it seems as if Dusty Rhodes has his eyes on Funk’s $100,000.

* The mind games of Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood continue, as Don Kernodle & Sgt Slaughter are now searching for The Sarge’s campaign cover. 

* We see the NWA World heavyweight champion Ric Flair face off against Pat Rose, in a match sent up from Atlanta.

* With Sir Oliver Humperdink away, The Unpredictable Dick Slater takes over control of the One Man Gang’s $5,000 Slam Dunk Challenge.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

Episode 52: January 22, 1983

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 22, 1983, featuring:

* We find out what happens when you put Rowdy Roddy Piper and Mr. Unpredictable Dick Slater in the same studio at the same time – on the same microphone, no less. (Spoiler: Complete insanity.)

* NWA World tag team champions Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle continue to seethe as Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood move forward with their mind games.

* Sir Oliver Humperdink’s $5,000 Slam Dunk Challenge for The One Man Gang moves forward, and the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant takes his shot. 

* We get an appearance inside the ring from the Mid-Atlantic Television champion Mike Rotundo, and on the mic from United States champ Greg Valentine and the $100,000 man – Dory Funk Jr – who’s hunting for Jack Brisco.

* Mid-Atlantic heavyweight champion Jack Brisco teams with his brother Jerry in the main event.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

Episode 51: January 15, 1983

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 15, 1983, featuring:

* The war between Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood tilts the babyface’s way, as the saga of Who Stole Kernodle’s Coat? continues.

* Mr. Unpredictable Dick Slater continues to live up to his name, as he makes both Mike Rotundo and Greg Valentine extremely uneasy.

* Lots of monetary challenges are being thrown around in the Mid-Atlantic area, and we can now add Sir Oliver Humperdink’s $5,000 bodyslam challenge for the One Man Gang.

* Dory Funk Jr challenges Jack Brisco to defeat him in a half-hour to earn $100,000 – and then pays in pride to brother Jerry.

* We open the show with Roman’s recollections of his recent trip to Florida, where he attended the Barry Rose CWF Fanfest.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

Episode 50: January 8, 1983

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 8, 1983, featuring:

* One of the great moments from the feud between Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood: Don Kernodle tears up his own dress blazer, as the psychological tide begins to turn.

* The Unpredictable Dick Slater is back in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and living up (or down) to his nickname.

* Roddy Piper provides some of today’s soundtrack, joining Bob Caudle at different points during the show, including during a Jay Youngblood dismantling of Ricky Harris.

* We also take a trip down to Florida for their television this week, which features a very familiar angle to Mid-Atlantic fans, as Ric Flair takes on Barry Windham.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

Episode 49: January 1, 1983

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 1, 1983, featuring:

* Even with their tag team partners away for the week, Ricky Steamboat and Don Kernodle continue to find a way to get into each other’s business.

* Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Bill Apter is on hand to deliver Roddy Piper’s plaque as the Most Inspirational Wrestler of 1982.

* Bruiser Brody makes a very rare appearance on Mid-Atlantic television, as he barnstorms through the area at the behest of Sir Oliver Humperdink.

* Mike Rotundo has won the Television championship, and chased Bad Leroy Brown from the area, but he and Jimmy Valiant are still contending with Paul Jones and the One Man Gang.

* Jack and Jerry Brisco team up and showcase their skills, both in the ring and on the microphone.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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.