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Episode 35: September 18, 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 18 1982, featuring:

  • Last week the music died for the Boogie Man. This week, we get a resurrection as Christmas comes early for Jimmy Valiant.
  • The expansive House of Humperdink once again dominates every aspect of the program.
  • The unrecognized Mid-Atlantic tag team champions Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood reform their team for television.
  • Don Kernodle and Mike Rotundo continue to be subtly repositioned.
  • As the area readies for Abdullah The Butcher’s arrival, we play bonus audio of an ominous presence on the way to Mid-South Pro Wrestling.
  • 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 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 32: August 28, 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 28 1982, featuring:

* Wahoo McDaniel finally topples Sgt. Slaughter for the US title, and we get the genesis of Jimmy Valiant hair matches, in one fell swoop.

* The burgeoning House of Humperdink brings a very familiar face back to the area – as well as a very scary new one.

* The months-long reign of the Mid-Atlantic belts as the preeminent tag team titles in the area comes to a very quiet end.

* Roddy Piper’s redemption tour continues, as he teams with another former blood rival: Ricky Steamboat.

* 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 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 28: July 24, 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 24 1982, featuring:

  • The House of Humperdink begins to expand in somewhat peculiar ways.
  • Ricky Steamboat and Jack Brisco, as well as US champ Sgt. Slaughter, put in some work for the young guys.
  • Speaking of Slaughter, Wahoo McDaniel introduces him to his painful new challenge match.
  • This week’s show MVP for both colorful commentary and wardrobe: Ivan Koloff. 
  • One of the best comedic sight gags in Mid-Atlantic history engulfed by the Network overdub, 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 26: July 10, 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 10 1982, featuring:

  • One of the great Mid-Atlantic television programs in history – and arguably the best of what’s currently available on the WWE Network.
  • In a tour de force performance, Roddy Piper single-handedly sends shockwaves throughout the area, by baiting the entire babyface locker room into an embarrassing – and costly – trap.
  • United States champion Sgt. Slaughter and Greg Valentine both wrestle singles matches, plus the team of Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood gets back together. 
  • Piper’s all over the show on interviews, plus results from around the area, 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 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 24: June 26, 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 June 26, 1982, featuring:

  • Ricky Steamboat is back – and still in full All Japan mode – as he explodes back onto television to help Jack Brisco against Roddy Piper.
  • The confident championship trio of Sergeant Slaughter and his Privates stand tall.
  • We hear from Gordon Solie on Georgia TV, who helps to put a bow on the ill-fated NWA World tag team title tournament. 
  • Plus news out of Toronto, 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.

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.