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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!

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 47: December 18, 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 18, 1982, featuring:

* Jay Youngblood and Ricky Steamboat make a shocking, and emphatic, return to the program to gain a measure of revenge on Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle.

* With Roddy Piper on the sidelines, it’s up to Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. and Jimmy Valiant to carry the weight of the babyface locker room (and its storylines) on their backs.

* Sweet Brown Sugar is getting further into the thick of things, as his contract signing with Dory Funk Jr goes awry. 

* Sir Oliver Humperdink’s stable of monsters elevates once again as The One Man Gang George Gray makes his television debut. 

* Mike Rotundo has himself a hat! Along with being taught the ropes by Cowboy Bob and the Boogie Woogie Man.

* 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 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 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 43: November 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 November 20, 1982, featuring:

* Tons of footage from the big Charlotte Coliseum house show on November 12, including Sergeant Slaughter and Don Kernodle injuring Jay Youngblood so badly that the tape needed to be censored for television.

* In a match not announced, nor emphasized, Dory Funk Jr puts up his $100,000 against fellow former NWA World heavyweight champion Jack Brisco – who is also still chasing another old rival: Mid-Atlantic champion Paul Jones. 

* Fresh off a highly successful New Japan tour, Bob Orton Jr entered Jim Crockett Promotions with a helping hand extended for Roddy Piper in his battles against the House of Humperdink.

* Relentless upstart Mike Rotundo continues to try and climb over the mountain that is Bad Leroy Brown.

* A battery of names are again announced as coming into the area, including the addition of two more former NWA World heavyweight champions.

* 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 42: November 13, 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 November 13, 1982, featuring:

* With last week’s show not being on Peacock, we find out that Greg Valentine has toppled Wahoo McDaniel for the US title and Jos LeDuc has been stripped of the TV championship.

* The influx of big names and new faces continues, with a unique mix of future superstars and some of the biggest names of the era entering the territory.

* Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle take a break from the Road To Greensboro, as they deal with Roddy Piper’s surprise announcement. 

* The feud between the House of Humperdink’s Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and Mike Rotundo rages on, and we get to hear that practice makes perfect… or, maybe just better.

* 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.

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.

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.