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Episode 30: August 7, 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 7 1982, featuring:

* Roddy Piper is stabbed in Raleigh; makes television the next day. We sift through both the fact and the fiction, including his imminent babyface turn, what the papers reported, what was said on TV – including a key angle on WTBS – and Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s spin on it all.

* We have two major championship changes, as Jack Brisco and Jimmy Valiant have claimed the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight and Television titles, respectively.

* Inserted promos spoil Sgt. Slaughter’s upcoming suspension exploits in Hawai’i (aka New Japan) and Paul Jones’ heel turn.

* As a bonus, straight from the personal archives of Dick Bourne, you’ll hear a frustrated Jim Crockett Jr resign as President of the NWA, and get the details on very special edition of the next podcast!

* Plus, 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.

Episode 23: June 19, 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 19 1982, featuring:

  • The war between Roddy Piper and Mid-Atlantic Champion Jack Brisco escalates.
  • We welcome the debut of a brand-new manager to the area: Sir Oliver Humperdink.
  • Jay Youngblood is back from Japan, well-seasoned and high-motored.
  • Some thoughts on how pivotal 1982 would be for several wrestlers. 
  • Mike begins PTSD over the NWA’s experimental rule about matches having finishes. 
  • Plus 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 22: June 12, 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 12 1982, featuring:

  • Treachery abounds! Magnificent Muraco and Roddy Piper attack Wahoo McDaniel in the shadows and Sgt. Slaughter is declared the new United States Champion!
  • With his target on the shelf, Muraco joins Piper in his quest to injure an old rival: Jack Brisco.
  • The Mid-Atlantic Tag Team champions, King Parsons and Porkchop Cash in action. 
  • Ivan Koloff ratchets up the hostilities with yearlong rival Jimmy Valiant.
  • Plus results, promos, Mike already missing pitchers hitting in the National League, 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 20: May 29, 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 29 1982, featuring:

  • The tensions between new US Champion Wahoo McDaniel and his tag team partner Don Muraco begin to take a turn for the worst. 
  • The never-ending Privates vs. Johnny Weaver and Jake Roberts match continues, ends, continues, and ends again – all without Jake.
  • Mid-Atlantic Champ Jack Brisco is still fuming over Roddy Piper’s attack on his brother, Jerry.
  • Terry Gibbs and The Wild SaNOans make their television debut!
  • Plus 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.