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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.

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 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 29: July 31, 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 July 31 1982, featuring:

* Ivan Koloff provides a new match twist for The Boogie Woogie Man, as Matt Bourne looks for a way into the House of Humperdink.

* A made-over Bad Bad LeRoy Brown and Ricky Steamboat continue their war of words, while Jack Brisco hasn’t forgotten about the treachery of Mid-Atlantic Champion Roddy Piper.

* Sgt. Slaughter tries to fend off Wahoo McDaniel, and also plays promoter for an upcoming tag match.

* Roman & Mike open by talking about Roman’s trip to Jerry Lawler’s 50th Anniversary show in Jackson and the MLB Playoffs. (The proper show begins at the 11:02 mark.)

* Extremely important results from around the circuit, promos, and tons 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 27: July 17, 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 July 17 1982, featuring:

  • In the wake of Roddy Piper’s conquest last week, Jack Brisco tries to get himself together and move forward. 
  • The House of Humperdink begins to come together, and connects with the Marine Corps.
  • Sergeant Slaughter’s face is suffering from PTSD after his battles with Wahoo McDaniel, and it’s causing him consternation. 
  • The return of Steamboat & Youngblood as a team, new gear choices, classic promos, and tons 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 25: July 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 July 3 1982, featuring:

  • Roddy Piper appears, with little explanation, as the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion. (He’s not, Jack Brisco still is, and we explain why.)
  • Greg “The Hammer” Valentine is back on the scene, ratcheting up the Q-factor of the bad guys in the area through the roof. 
  • Ricky Steamboat and Don Muraco appear destined to meet, as The Magnificent One gets “happy again.”
  • Two really good matches bookend the program, classic promos, and tons more to unpack 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 18: May 15, 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 15 1982, featuring:

  • We bring you up to speed on everything that was missed in the area, due the missing episode, as well as crossover happenings in the parallel universe of Georgia.
  • New Mid-Atlantic Champion Jack Brisco has to deal with an apoplectic Rowdy Roddy Piper.
  • The Eastern division of the NWA World tag team title tournament has now been decided.
  • Troubleshooting official Sandy Scott has a NEW RULE for the territory to adhere to. 
  • All that plus tons of results, 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 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.