Tag Archives: Mike Sempervive

Episode 13: April 3, 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 April 3, 1982, featuring:

  • Taking hard right from the typical presence of Piper, both in the ring and on commentary, the nobel shadow of Jack Brisco looms large.
  • Sergeant Slaughter ratchets up the rhetoric as he heads into matches with NWA World Champion Ric Flair.
  • An unspectacular match card on paper, featuring matches like Horner-Russo, turns out quite satisfying in execution.
  • Top results from around the loop, including bonus hype from Toronto.
  • Plus, no leg slap lariats, pondering Ole as World Champ, classic promo audio, 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.

Clash Of The Champions I Special

In celebration of the 32nd anniversary, The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast proudly presents a very special look at the very first Clash Of The Champions

Aired live on WTBS, Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez take a deep dive into Jim Crockett Promotions most successful attempt to hurt the WWF by going head-to-head with WrestleMania. 

Backstory of the matches, featuring the television lead-up and promos, and our thoughts on what ultimately played out onto our screens – ending with Ric Flair’s coronation of Sting as the newest professional wrestling superstar.

Whether you’re reliving memories or creating some new ones, we here at The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast thank you very much for coming along on the ride!

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

Episode 12: March 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 March 27, 1982, featuring:

  • From Flair to George to Roberts, Sgt. Slaughter and his Privates continue to wreak havoc across the area.
  • Roddy Piper makes an appearance to plant some seeds in the garden of Jack Brisco.
  • Jimmy Valiant takes another hit of the potion and hits the three-wheel motion.
  • A very welcomed superfecta of bad guy promos.
  • Plus, top results from around the loop – including the last for George Scott before Bill Watts takes over Tri-State – 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 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.

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.