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Episode 52: January 22, 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 22, 1983, featuring:

* We find out what happens when you put Rowdy Roddy Piper and Mr. Unpredictable Dick Slater in the same studio at the same time – on the same microphone, no less. (Spoiler: Complete insanity.)

* NWA World tag team champions Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle continue to seethe as Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood move forward with their mind games.

* Sir Oliver Humperdink’s $5,000 Slam Dunk Challenge for The One Man Gang moves forward, and the Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant takes his shot. 

* We get an appearance inside the ring from the Mid-Atlantic Television champion Mike Rotundo, and on the mic from United States champ Greg Valentine and the $100,000 man – Dory Funk Jr – who’s hunting for Jack Brisco.

* Mid-Atlantic heavyweight champion Jack Brisco teams with his brother Jerry in the main event.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

Episode 51: January 15, 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 15, 1983, featuring:

* The war between Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood tilts the babyface’s way, as the saga of Who Stole Kernodle’s Coat? continues.

* Mr. Unpredictable Dick Slater continues to live up to his name, as he makes both Mike Rotundo and Greg Valentine extremely uneasy.

* Lots of monetary challenges are being thrown around in the Mid-Atlantic area, and we can now add Sir Oliver Humperdink’s $5,000 bodyslam challenge for the One Man Gang.

* Dory Funk Jr challenges Jack Brisco to defeat him in a half-hour to earn $100,000 – and then pays in pride to brother Jerry.

* We open the show with Roman’s recollections of his recent trip to Florida, where he attended the Barry Rose CWF Fanfest.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

Episode 49: January 1, 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 1, 1983, featuring:

* Even with their tag team partners away for the week, Ricky Steamboat and Don Kernodle continue to find a way to get into each other’s business.

* Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Bill Apter is on hand to deliver Roddy Piper’s plaque as the Most Inspirational Wrestler of 1982.

* Bruiser Brody makes a very rare appearance on Mid-Atlantic television, as he barnstorms through the area at the behest of Sir Oliver Humperdink.

* Mike Rotundo has won the Television championship, and chased Bad Leroy Brown from the area, but he and Jimmy Valiant are still contending with Paul Jones and the One Man Gang.

* Jack and Jerry Brisco team up and showcase their skills, both in the ring and on the microphone.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

 

Episode 48: December 25, 1982

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 December 25, 1982, featuring:

* Lots of short matches, with a main event pitting United States heavyweight champion Greg Valentine against Porkchop Cash.

* Roddy Piper gets an opportunity to express his feelings about The Hammer in more ways than one.

* A rejuvenated Jay Youngblood is as confident as ever about he and Rick Steamboat’s chances against Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle, after he breaks Private Nelson’s Cobra Clutch. 

* The One Man Gang is quickly moving up the ranks in the House of Humperdink, as another affiliated member begins to be ignored. 

* Dory Funk Jr’s $100,000 battle against Sweet Brown Sugar comes to a head in Greensboro, the day after Christmas, with Earnie Shavers as the special guest referee.

* 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!

Find us online at midatlanticpod.com and follow along with us on Twitter: @midatlanticpod. Consider supporting the show via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/midatlanticpodcast

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

Episode 44: November 27, 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 November 27, 1982, featuring:

* Roddy Piper has a lot more to deal with than the House of Humperdink, as he gets his face ground into the concrete by Ric Flair and Greg Valentine – starting a feud with The Hammer that wouldn’t be settled for another year.

* Sgt. Slaughter watches the infamous censored videotape of he and Don Kernodle’s bout against Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood, which left Youngblood nursing a serious neck injury.

* Mid-Atlantic Champion Paul Jones harkens back to a famous Florida angle, and continues to fend off the challenge of his longtime rival Jack Brisco. 

* The ascensions of Mike Rotundo and Cowboy Bob Orton continue on the babyface side of the ledger.

* Roddy Piper introduces “Piper’s Palace,” in a segment which makes whatever the annual cost of the Network is completely worth it.

* 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 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.