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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.

Special Episode: Don Kernodle Tribute Show Part 2

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

In this second and final part, we continue the story of how a lifelong wrestling fan became one of the most respected workers in the business. We pick up at the legendary Road To Greensboro, and follow Don through his many adventures. Over three and a half hours, we cover everything. The match and the fallout of the legendary battle against Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood, his team with Sgt. Slaughter is forced to end, traveling to the World Wrestling Federation, successes in Toronto for Maple Leaf Wrestling, brief – but legendary – teams with Bob Orton Jr and Ivan Koloff, his creation of Nikita Koloff, semi-retirement, Atlantic Coast Wrestling, and so much more!

The first part of the special looked at how Kernodle broke into the business, his wrestling education, his big break as one of Sarge’s Privates with Jim Nelson, and all of the angles that led up to the famous night on March 12, 1983.

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.

Special Episode: Don Kernodle Tribute Show Part 1

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

In part one, we tell the incredible story of how a lifelong wrestling fan got into the business, and the arduous journey Kernodle took to begin his career. We hear how he gets his first big break as a member of Sargent Slaughter’s Brigade, teaming first with Jim Nelson and then with Sarge himself.

The first part of our look at Kernodle’s incredible career ends with the announcement that May 12, 1983 is the date, and the Road To Greensboro is coming to a close. Coming up next week, in part two, we take you to Greensboro – and beyond – as we celebrate the career of the last territorial star, the late, great, Don Kerndole.  

We hope you enjoy our tribute, and stay vigilant for the next podcast in this series.

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

Episode 36: September 25 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 September 25 1982, featuring:

* Don Kernodle is suddenly – and strangely – summoned by Sgt. Slaughter to leave the studio and get to Tokyo ASAP.

* After a week of resurrection, the music is once again dead for the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant – and he’s not taking it well.

* Dory Funk Jr is on the scene, and he’s offering a staggering amount of money to anyone who can last ten minutes with him.

* We open the show with our thoughts on Hacksaw Butch Reed, who had recently passed away when the podcast was originally recorded.

* Bonus audio of Gary Hart promising a favor for Ric Flair, while Mama Cornette buys her son his first woman (client) in Memphis.

* 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 17: May 1, 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 May 1 1982, featuring:

  • Mid-Atlantic champ Roddy Piper and Jack Brisco are speeding to the edge of conflict.
  • The NWA World tag title tourney may be down to five teams, but the United States title is beginning to steal the spotlight.
  • Terry Taylor and Private Kernodle face off one-on-one to try and settle their feud.
  • Possibly our best set of promos featuring underneath talent – that’s giving 100%, and not a percentage more!
  • All that, plus results, promos, and so 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.