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Episode 50: January 8, 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 8, 1983, featuring:

* One of the great moments from the feud between Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood: Don Kernodle tears up his own dress blazer, as the psychological tide begins to turn.

* The Unpredictable Dick Slater is back in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and living up (or down) to his nickname.

* Roddy Piper provides some of today’s soundtrack, joining Bob Caudle at different points during the show, including during a Jay Youngblood dismantling of Ricky Harris.

* We also take a trip down to Florida for their television this week, which features a very familiar angle to Mid-Atlantic fans, as Ric Flair takes on Barry Windham.

* 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 46: December 11, 1982

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from December 11, 1982, featuring:

* The heavy gloating continues from Sgt. Slaughter, Don Kernodle, Ric Flair and Greg Valentine over all of the serious damage done to Jay Youngblood and Roddy Piper, as well as all four in action. 

* Speaking of Piper, the Hot Rod is banned from the studio whenever Flair and Valentine are appearing – which allows for Cowboy Bob Orton the opportunity to shine on the microphone.

* Orton, along with the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant, attempts to work his charisma magic on the very vanilla Mike Rotundo. 

* The cold war between Mid-Atlantic champion Jack Brisco and Paul Jones rages on.

* Ron Ritchie’s stock is down, Mike Davis’ is up, and Knoxville veteran Rick Connors makes a television appearance.

* 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 45: December 4, 1982

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns to take a look at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling from December 4, 1982, featuring:

* We get a little taste of fall-out from last week’s savage beating of Roddy Piper by Ric Flair & Greg Valentine, including Piper interrupting The Hammer’s match against the future Rick Rude.

* NWA World tag team champions Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle continue to crow about putting Jay Youngblood out of commission.

* The Mid-Atlantic Television championship wasn’t away from the House of Humperdink for very long, as Leroy Brown brought it home – giving Mike Rotundo even more inspiration. 

* We get our first look at Sweet Brown Sugar, who also wants to get his hands on Leroy Brown after the Bad Man defeated him on Thanksgiving for the vacant TV title.

* A really good main event featured the House of Humperdink trio of Paul Jones, Jos LeDuc and Gene Anderson in a six-man tag team match.

* 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 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 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.

Special Episode: It’s A Happy August Thanksgiving In Richmond

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. Mike Sempervive returns with a very special edition of the show, celebrating wrestling history and memories! With a big assist from our friends at the Mid-Atlantic Gateway, we present to you exclusive audio of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling program – August 14, 1982 – that is not available on the WWE Network!

Ripped from the recording David Chappell made when the show originally aired on WTVR in Richmond, you’ll get to hear key happenings that would shake up the territory’s makeup. Jim Crockett Jr resigns his position as the President of the National Wrestling Alliance. NWA World Champion Ric Flair has returned to cause havoc. The Marines attack Wahoo McDaniel, tearing up his headdress – and threatening to scalp him! Roddy Piper, a week after being stabbed in the chest, has turned babyface and began soliciting help from some unlikely sources. Meanwhile, Paul Jones has turned dirty, joined the House of Humperdink and is thirsting for championships. History that could have been lost forever, will instead be played for you!

Plus, we’ll get a chance to hear audio from sister-program World Wide Wrestling, including local promos for an upcoming card at the Richmond Coliseum. In addition, we take a glimpse at the “River City’s” wrestling history, as well as reading your responses to the question of which Crockett-era Starrcade means the most to you!

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

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.