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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.

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 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.

Starrcade ’84 Special

In celebration of the 35th anniversary, The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast proudly presents a very special look at Starrcade ’84.

Dubbed “The Million Dollar Challenge,” Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez cover every aspect of the overshadowed supershow, taking the listener back into time so that they can feel how the promotion built the event, and truly understand what life was like leading into the Greensboro Coliseum, on the night of November 22, 1984.

We believe this to be the most comprehensive and definitive look at the event, ever recorded, and are very excited for you to come along for the ride.

Whether you’re reliving your 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.