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Episode 9: March 6, 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 March 6, 1982, featuring:

  • Another showcase performance for Roddy Piper, and where was he better at doing color: the Carolinas or Atlanta?
    – In the wake of Greensboro, the Sarge’s Privates are proving to be a handful.
    – Austin Idol continues to ascend, while Jimmy Valiant gets under everyone’s skin.
    – Promos from this week’s Maple Leaf Wrestling, hyping the snow-delayed $27,000 Cadillac Cup tournament on March 7.
    – Plus results from around the loop – including Tri-State still on life support. Would Ricky Steamboat have made a good heel? Promo Trifecta, 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 8: February 27, 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 February 27, 1982, featuring:

  • A slight reprieve this week from the constant hammering home of the ongoing NWA World tag team championship tournament, as well as Who Contributed The Most in 1981. 
  • Austin Idol continues to scout the area’s talent – and begins to make his own locker room leery of him. 
  • Jimmy Valiant makes a statement by way of Stan Hansen, Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff. 
  • We’re still not sure if Sgt. Slaughter knows why Mike George is here, but he certainly knows who Ron Ritchie is now. 
  • Plus top results from around the loop, great promos, and 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 7: February 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 February 20, 1982, featuring:

  • We deal with our first gap in episodes on the Network, as we’re forced to skip ahead to February 20, missing a key program during the start of the World tag tournament.
  • Despite the tournament dominating the landscape, Austin Idol begins to be positioned away from the pack.
  • Roddy Piper and Bill Ward hawk colorful bumper stickers – the kind of sticker you would like to have for your car – as Don Kernodle cuts a mysterious promo.
  • Two superfectas of promos – babyfaces vs. heels.
  • Plus top results and all of the known towns and cities from around the loop, and 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 6: February 6, 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 February 6, 1982, featuring:

  • NWA World Champion Ric Flair returns to area television and battles Jay Youngblood
  • Blackjack Mulligan Jr – aka Barry – continues to have headaches with Sgt. Slaughter.
  • Roddy Piper makes an interesting selection to be his tag team partner for the show.
  • Another superfecta of Hall of Fame promo artists. 
  • Plus results from around the loop, a check-in with George Scott and Paul Jones out in Oklahoma, and 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.

Jim Crockett Sr. Special

In celebration of Jim Crockett Sr’s induction into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, Mike Sempervive returns with a special edition, offering a quick half-hour biography of the patriarch of Jim Crockett Promotions.

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

Episode 4: January 23, 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 January 23, 1982, featuring:

  • The unwieldiest named contest in the history of professional wrestling continues – but we have relief in sight, in the form of the NWA World tag team title tournament.
  • A brief look at the death of territorial World tag titles, as the territories, themselves, began to pass away.
  • Our first look in 1982 of the debuting Porkchop Cash and the incoming Stan Hansen.
  • Mike has an epiphany on the Taylor-Piper Contributin’ angle.
  • A Hall of Fame promo lineup, plus much, 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 3: January 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 January 16, 1982, featuring:

  • The unwieldiest named contest in the history of professional wrestling continues to flesh itself out.
  • Roddy Piper, co-host extraordinaire. 
  • Our first look in 1982 of the Universal Heartthrob Austin Idol.
  • The Family Blackjack, on the mic and together in the ring.
  • Another impressive performance for young Buddy Landel, this time against Sgt. Slaughter. 
  • Who’s on your Mid-Atlantic Mount Rushmore for the five years between 1973-1977?
  • Plus much, 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 2: January 9, 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 January 9, 1982, featuring:

  • The unwieldiest named contest in the history of professional wrestling begins with mispronunciations aplenty!
  • Sgt. Slaughter’s headaches with Blackjack Mulligan Jr, and the NWA, continue.
  • Ivan Koloff has some theories about what’s happened to Jimmy Valiant’s mind.
  • Hot Rod with a hot mic, and how he handled it. 
  • Taylor, Landel and Anthony: Babyfaced babyfaces.
  • Plus much, 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.

Prelude Episode

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Mid-Atlantic Championship Podcast. This edition of the show, works as a preview of what you’ll be hearing each week on the podcast, as well as an introduction to where we stand in Jim Crockett Promotions, as we enter 1982.

It’s a very unique edition of the show, because it wasn’t supposed to be a show! It was going to serve as a practice show, to gain some familiarity between Mike Sempervive and Roman Gomez, but it went so well, and was so packed with information, that we figured we’d put it up as the official dark match of the podcast!

Since the taping of this show, we’ve drastically improved our audio recording and post-production set-up, as well as the hosts developing much more of a rapport, and finding more clarity on where we’d like to take it this awesome project.

We’re humbled you’re taking this ride with us, and look forward to cherishing your memories, as well as creating new ones!

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