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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 47: December 18, 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 December 18, 1982, featuring:

* Jay Youngblood and Ricky Steamboat make a shocking, and emphatic, return to the program to gain a measure of revenge on Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle.

* With Roddy Piper on the sidelines, it’s up to Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. and Jimmy Valiant to carry the weight of the babyface locker room (and its storylines) on their backs.

* Sweet Brown Sugar is getting further into the thick of things, as his contract signing with Dory Funk Jr goes awry. 

* Sir Oliver Humperdink’s stable of monsters elevates once again as The One Man Gang George Gray makes his television debut. 

* Mike Rotundo has himself a hat! Along with being taught the ropes by Cowboy Bob and the Boogie Woogie Man.

* 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 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 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 35: September 18, 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 18 1982, featuring:

  • Last week the music died for the Boogie Man. This week, we get a resurrection as Christmas comes early for Jimmy Valiant.
  • The expansive House of Humperdink once again dominates every aspect of the program.
  • The unrecognized Mid-Atlantic tag team champions Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood reform their team for television.
  • Don Kernodle and Mike Rotundo continue to be subtly repositioned.
  • As the area readies for Abdullah The Butcher’s arrival, we play bonus audio of an ominous presence on the way to Mid-South Pro Wrestling.
  • 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 34: September 11, 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 11 1982, featuring:

* It’s the day the music died in Mid-Atlantic, as Jimmy Valiant’s portable cassette player bites the dust at the hands of the House of Humperdink.

* Ricky Steamboat, and his old friend Jay Youngblood, gets one over on Bad Bad LeRoy Brown.

* A feature match we wanted more of: Paul Jones and Greg Valentine vs. Jack Brisco and Wahoo McDaniel.

* JIM DALTON cuts the fieriest – and best – promo of the week.

* Special bonus audio! Roddy Piper officially turns babyface in Georgia, and meets some very familiar faces along the way.

* 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 32: August 28, 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 August 28 1982, featuring:

* Wahoo McDaniel finally topples Sgt. Slaughter for the US title, and we get the genesis of Jimmy Valiant hair matches, in one fell swoop.

* The burgeoning House of Humperdink brings a very familiar face back to the area – as well as a very scary new one.

* The months-long reign of the Mid-Atlantic belts as the preeminent tag team titles in the area comes to a very quiet end.

* Roddy Piper’s redemption tour continues, as he teams with another former blood rival: Ricky Steamboat.

* 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 31: August 21, 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 August 21 1982, featuring:

* Another incredible week of television keeps August red hot for Jim Crockett Promotions.

* An obnoxious Ric Flair unintentionally talks himself into an impromptu match against Mid-Atlantic Champion Jack Brisco.

* The tag team you didn’t know you needed, on the mic and in the ring: The Boogie Boogie Man Jimmy Valiant and Rowdy Roddy Piper.

* Wahoo McDaniel continues to fight a championship war on two fronts, as he deals with both Ric Flair and Sgt. Slaughter.

* The House of Humperdink continues to swell, with a higher level still yet to be reached.

* Plus, extremely important results from around the circuit, historical context, 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 22: June 12, 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 June 12 1982, featuring:

  • Treachery abounds! Magnificent Muraco and Roddy Piper attack Wahoo McDaniel in the shadows and Sgt. Slaughter is declared the new United States Champion!
  • With his target on the shelf, Muraco joins Piper in his quest to injure an old rival: Jack Brisco.
  • The Mid-Atlantic Tag Team champions, King Parsons and Porkchop Cash in action. 
  • Ivan Koloff ratchets up the hostilities with yearlong rival Jimmy Valiant.
  • Plus results, promos, Mike already missing pitchers hitting in the National League, 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.