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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 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 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 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 37: October 2, 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 2 1982, featuring:

* We find out the reason that Don Kernodle was summoned to Japan by Sgt. Slaughter, last week – the NWA World tag team titles.

* Not coincidentally, looking to regain their former glory, Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood have reformed their partnership.

* The very successful House of Humperdink is looking to introduce another championship into its fold.

* Dory Funk Jr continues his $100,000 Challenge, and we see a possible contender for both he – and Paul Jones – come into the forefront.

* We hear from the devastating duo of Jim Dalton and Juan Reynoso, Bob Caudle finds common ground with Porkchop Cash, and Jimmy Valiant still can’t function without his music.

* 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.

Special Episode: The Unabridged Don Kernodle Tribute Show

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. Mike Sempervive returns with a very special edition of the show, that pays tribute to the life and career of Don Kernodle, The Pride of the Carolinas.

As a courtesy to those who enjoy longer-form versions of the podcast, we have combined both parts of our tribute and present to you this five-and-a-half hour showcase packed with information and audio chronicling the fascinating career of the West Carolina legend.  

We cover everything. From breaking into the business by surviving the Andersons, his big break as one of Sarge’s Privates with Jim Nelson, all of the lead up and fallout to that famous night on March 12, 1983 in Greensboro, traveling to the World Wrestling Federation, finding success in Toronto, championship teams with Bob Orton Jr and Ivan Koloff, creating Nikita Koloff, Atlantic Coast Wrestling, and so much more!

Thank you for helping us celebrate the career of the last territorial star, the late, great, Don Kernodle. We hope you enjoy our tribute, and stay vigilant for the next podcast.

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

Special Episode: Don Kernodle Tribute Show Part 2

Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. Mike Sempervive returns with a very special edition of the show, paying tribute to the life and career of The Pride of the Carolinas, Don Kernodle.

In this second and final part, we continue the story of how a lifelong wrestling fan became one of the most respected workers in the business. We pick up at the legendary Road To Greensboro, and follow Don through his many adventures. Over three and a half hours, we cover everything. The match and the fallout of the legendary battle against Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood, his team with Sgt. Slaughter is forced to end, traveling to the World Wrestling Federation, successes in Toronto for Maple Leaf Wrestling, brief – but legendary – teams with Bob Orton Jr and Ivan Koloff, his creation of Nikita Koloff, semi-retirement, Atlantic Coast Wrestling, and so much more!

The first part of the special looked at how Kernodle broke into the business, his wrestling education, his big break as one of Sarge’s Privates with Jim Nelson, and all of the angles that led up to the famous night on March 12, 1983.

Thank you for helping us celebrate the career of the last territorial star, the late, great, Don Kernodle. We hope you enjoy our tribute, and stay vigilant for the next podcast.

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