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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.

George Scott Booking Tri-State Special

Welcome to The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. On this episode of the show, Mike Sempervive returns with a special edition of the show. 

In late 1981, LeRoy McGuirk’s Tri-State territory, covering Oklahoma, Arkansas, and part of Missouri, was in upheaval, and on its last legs. Desperate to keep the territory going, McGuirk called on noted Jim Crockett Promotions booker George Scott to try and work his magic.

The attempt would only last through the first quarter of 1982, but featured a battery of very familiar Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling veterans, such as Paul Jones, Jimmy Snuka, Rip Hawk, Swede Hanson and Abe Jacobs, alongside a mix of youngsters and locals, which included Bruno Sammartino Jr, Chief Frank Hill, Porkchop Cash, Sivi Afi and Eddie Mansfield.  

Joining Mike to talk about all this is Al Getz, whose Charting The Territories website and podcast is unearthing valuable information about the region,  and is applying it to his two new statistical formulas, SPOT and FEUD. We go through changeover in roster, results, and the mass walk-out in August 1981 that led to bringing Scott in. Once the experiment ended, many of these same men would reappear for Crockett, either in the Carolinas or Knoxville.

It’s a fun and unique hourlong look on a critically under-researched area. One that felt like it was stuck in a time-warp, in more ways than one. 

You can listen to Al and his co-host Jon Boucher on Charting The Territories, available here: http://chartingthepodcast.com/. And you can view much more in-depth research that Al is doing, including helpful charts and graphs here: http://www.chartingtheterritories.com/

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 21: June 5 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 5 1982, featuring:

  • The perpetual battle between The Boogie Man and Ivan Koloff makes its way back to the airwaves of Mid-Atlantic TV.
  • Don Muraco’s evolution into Magnificence at the expense of his tag partner Wahoo McDaniel is almost complete.
  • Two good tag team matches, including a return bout for the Mid-Atlantic tag team championship. 
  • A return of the heel interview superfecta!
  • 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 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.

Episode 18: May 15, 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 15 1982, featuring:

  • We bring you up to speed on everything that was missed in the area, due the missing episode, as well as crossover happenings in the parallel universe of Georgia.
  • New Mid-Atlantic Champion Jack Brisco has to deal with an apoplectic Rowdy Roddy Piper.
  • The Eastern division of the NWA World tag team title tournament has now been decided.
  • Troubleshooting official Sandy Scott has a NEW RULE for the territory to adhere to. 
  • All that plus tons of 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 17: May 1, 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 1 1982, featuring:

  • Mid-Atlantic champ Roddy Piper and Jack Brisco are speeding to the edge of conflict.
  • The NWA World tag title tourney may be down to five teams, but the United States title is beginning to steal the spotlight.
  • Terry Taylor and Private Kernodle face off one-on-one to try and settle their feud.
  • Possibly our best set of promos featuring underneath talent – that’s giving 100%, and not a percentage more!
  • All that, plus results, promos, and so 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 15: April 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 April 17, 1982, featuring:

* The re-ignition of the Jack Brisco-Roddy Piper conflict, and the return of Roddy to commentary.

* Ivan Koloff revels in his successful set-up of the Boogie Woogie Man.

* Some really odd Network omissions, including the exclusion of the show’s original ending.

* A tough roster of matches to get through, including Angleo Mosca debuting and punching a man in the head. 

* All that, plus results, promos, and so 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 14: April 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 April 10 1982, featuring:

  • An update on the seemingly sputtering World tag team championship tournament.
  • Ivan Koloff wants to kill Jimmy Valiant; settles on blinding the Boogie Man instead.
  • Mike Rotundo… Cuts… A… *checks pulse* Promo.
  • An out of control tag match featuring The Marines vs. Terry Taylor and Kelly Kiniski ends an out of control show. 
  • All that, plus results and so 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.

Clash Of The Champions I Special

In celebration of the 32nd anniversary, The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast proudly presents a very special look at the very first Clash Of The Champions

Aired live on WTBS, Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez take a deep dive into Jim Crockett Promotions most successful attempt to hurt the WWF by going head-to-head with WrestleMania. 

Backstory of the matches, featuring the television lead-up and promos, and our thoughts on what ultimately played out onto our screens – ending with Ric Flair’s coronation of Sting as the newest professional wrestling superstar.

Whether you’re reliving 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.