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Episode 42: November 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 November 13, 1982, featuring:

* With last week’s show not being on Peacock, we find out that Greg Valentine has toppled Wahoo McDaniel for the US title and Jos LeDuc has been stripped of the TV championship.

* The influx of big names and new faces continues, with a unique mix of future superstars and some of the biggest names of the era entering the territory.

* Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle take a break from the Road To Greensboro, as they deal with Roddy Piper’s surprise announcement. 

* The feud between the House of Humperdink’s Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and Mike Rotundo rages on, and we get to hear that practice makes perfect… or, maybe just better.

* 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 41: October 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 October 30 1982, featuring:

* The official kick-off to one of the hottest feuds in Jim Crockett Promotions history. A young fan sends in a gift to Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood – which Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle don’t take very well.

* Jos LeDuc’s match with Johnny Weaver ends in controversial fashion, and then the Canadian Lumberjack has it out with NWA official Sandy Scott, all while contending with Jimmy Valiant.

* Number One Paul Jones has regained the Mid-Atlantic heavyweight title from Jack Brisco, and we hear both men’s perspective on how it happened. 

* The House of Humperdink’s Bad Bad Leroy Brown continues his nefarious actions against the ball of interview energy known as Mike Rotundo.

* Wahoo McDaniel is still the United States heavyweight champion despite Greg Valentine continuing to pour on the heat.

* Plus, the passing of Blackjack Lanza, 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 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 38: October 9, 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 9 1982, featuring:

* The new NWA World tag team champions, Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle are back in action – as are the reformed duo of Rick Steamboat and Jay Youngblood.

* As Greg Valentine looms in Wahoo’s future, the Chief forges a once unfathomable alliance with Roddy Piper.

* The House of Humperdink is back in full force, this week, both in the ring and on the mic.

* Jack Brisco dares Mid-Atlantic heavyweight champion Paul Jones to grab his best hold.

* Still without his music, the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant sends a message by shaking up Mid-Atlantic Television champion Jos LeDuc.

* 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 37: October 2, 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 2 1982, featuring:

* We find out the reason that Don Kernodle was summoned to Japan by Sgt. Slaughter, last week – the NWA World tag team titles.

* Not coincidentally, looking to regain their former glory, Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood have reformed their partnership.

* The very successful House of Humperdink is looking to introduce another championship into its fold.

* Dory Funk Jr continues his $100,000 Challenge, and we see a possible contender for both he – and Paul Jones – come into the forefront.

* We hear from the devastating duo of Jim Dalton and Juan Reynoso, Bob Caudle finds common ground with Porkchop Cash, and Jimmy Valiant still can’t function without his music.

* 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.

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.

Special Episode: 35th Anniversary of the 1986 Crockett Cup – Part 1

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. Mike Sempervive returns with a very special edition of the show, celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the very first Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament, held on April 19, 1986.

This is the first in a series of specials discussing the most prestigious tag team tournament of all-time. In this episode, Mike takes you through all of the lead-up and the fall-out of the show, by way of the promos aired on the television of both Jim Crockett Jr and Cowboy Bill Watts.

Some of the greatest interviews of all-time, by some of the best wrestling talent of all-time. The peak of Crockett Promotions intersects with the birth of the Universal Wrestling Federation and, over the course of four hours, we – and they – tell you how it all came together.

We hope you enjoy the show, and stay vigilant for the next podcast in this series!

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