Written By Alfredo Esparza
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling 3/13/1982
Taped 3/10/1982 at the WPCQ-TV Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. Aired on 3/13/1982.
Bob Caudle is joined by Ray Stevens & Johnny Weaver on commentary.
Jake “The Snake” Roberts joins them for an interview. Roberts doesn’t think the promotion is handling how Slaughter, Hansen, Anderson, Piper, Koloff and others are treating their opponents. Roberts mentions how Slaughter jumped Flair and Steamboat after a match and had his privates joined him in the attack. He issues a one-on-one challenge to Sgt. Slaughter.
“The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff vs. Ron Ritchie
Ivan Koloff shoves Ron Ritchie into the corner. Ritchie fights back and gets him in a headlock. Koloff catches Ritchie with an elbow off the ropes and goes for a front facelock. Ritchie goes for a roll-up but Koloff kicks out while keeping Ritchie in the front facelock.
Koloff sends Ritchie into the ropes and backdrops him. Ritchie still tries to fight back but Koloff goes back to using a front facelock. Ritchie gets Koloff into the corner to break the hold but Koloff is quickly back on the attack. He tosses Ritchie across the ring. Both exchange forearms but Koloff again gets him in a front facelock.
Ron Ritchie picks Koloff up for the slam but Koloff lands on top of him instead. Koloff continues to attack Ritchie. He slams him hard to the mat. Big kneedrop by Koloff on Ritchie. They exchange punches but Koloff goes back to a front facelock. Ritchie appears to be weakening. Fans start to cheer for Ritchie. Koloff continues his attack until Ritchie reverses a whip into the corner. Ritchie misses with a corner splash and Koloff beats on Ritchie.
Koloff is relentless in his attack on Ritchie. He shoves the referee out of the way. Referee Bill Alfonso disqualifies Koloff. Koloff continues his attack and then tosses Ritchie to the outside.
WINNER: Ron Ritchie via DQ.
“Handsome” Jimmy Valiant vs. Bill White
Jimmy Valiant drops Bill White by pulling his hair. He follows with a backdrop on White. Ray Stevens on commentary mentions that Valiant makes him want to dance when he enters the ring. Valiant gets a nerve hold on White. White tries to get back up but Valiant pulls him down by the hair.
Valiant with a punch at White and goes back to taking him down with a nerve hold. White gets back up and reverses a whip into the corner. White misses a splash into the corner on Valiant and again Valiant is back with the advantage and has White in a nerve hold again. Ivan Koloff enters the studio. Valiant knocks White down with an elbow. Ivan Koloff climbs up on the ring apron and Valiant knocks him down. He goes after White again and lands an elbow drop for the pin.
WINNER: Jimmy Valiant
Ivan Koloff jumps into the ring and both he and Valiant slug it out in the ring. Valiant sends Koloff to the outside.
Roddy Piper promo for Lansing, Michigan show where he will wrestle Dusty Rhodes.
Carl Fergie & David Patterson vs. Terry Taylor & Tim Horner
Carl Fergie and Tim Horner start the match. Fergie with a leg takedown on Horner but he’s able to kick him away a few times. Horner with a takedown on Fergie who quickly complains to the referee about his hair being pulled. Roddy Piper joins Bob Caudle and David Crockett Jr. on commentary.
Patterson and Taylor get in the ring. Taylor catches Patterson with a dropkick. He follows with an armbar. Patterson and Taylor run the ropes and Patterson catches him with an armdrag. Taylor recovers and gets Patterson in a couple of armdrags of his own. Horner comes in and Patterson quickly tags out to Fergie. Horner meets Fergie with a series of armdrags and takes him down with an armbar. Taylor back in and lands an elbow on Fergie’s right arm. He goes to work on the right arm. Austin Idol is ringside filming the match. Fergie whips Taylor into the ropes but Taylor catches him with a forearm across the face.
Fergie reaches out and tags in Patterson. They double-team Taylor briefly. Patterson goes with some kneedrops and forearms on Taylor but Taylor fights back. Patterson tosses Taylor into Fergie’s knee. Fergie slams Taylor and follows with a kneedrop. Front facelock by Fergie on Taylor but it gets reversed. Patterson tagged in but misses an elbow drop.
Taylor tags in Horner. Horner with a monkey flip on Patterson. He whips Patterson into the ropes but Patterson kicks him. He follows with a high knee at Horner. Fergie in and he gets Horner with a neckbreaker for the pin.
WINNERS: Carl Fergie & David Patterson
Rick Steamboat, Jay Youngblood and Blackjack Mulligan Jr. join Bob Caudle for an interview. Youngblood said he noticed how much commotion Jimmy Valiant is stirring in Mid-Atlantic. Blackjack Mulligan Jr. said that he believes Valiant might have the right idea of going crazy and taking on everyone. Steamboat said he’s glad Valiant is on their side. He also wants a singles match against Sgt. Slaughter.
Jake Roberts joins Bob Caudle and they talk about the Brisco Brothers. He mentions how the Briscos being brothers gives them an extra edge in tag team matches. Caudle mentions they have a match of theirs on film and go to it next.
The Brisco Brothers (Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco) vs. Bill White & David Patterson
Jack Brisco and David Patterson start the match. Patterson misses a forearm near the ropes and Jack armdrags him. Jack with a side headlock on Patterson and tags in Jerry. Jerry Brisco with a side headlock takedown. Patterson takes him into the ropes but Jerry catches him with a dropkick and an armdrag. Jerry tags in Jack and they work on Patterson’s right arm.
Austin Idol is ringside filming this match. Patterson gets a near pin fall on Jack Brisco but Jack kicks out of the pin attempt and goes back to controlling the match. Jack tags in Jerry and they continue to keep Patterson in an armbar. Patterson escapes and tags in Bill White.
White with a knee across Jerry’s chest. Follows that up with a slam and gets a 2-count. Jerry fights back and tags in Jack Brisco. Jack punches White and goes for an Irish whip into the corner, but White reverses and sends Jack into the corner. White charges at Jack Brisco but he climbs up the ropes and goes for a sunset flip for a pin attempt. White kicks out at two.
Snapmare by Jack Brisco followed by a knee drop across White’s head. Jack whips White into the corner and gets him with a double-armed suplex. He tags in Jerry who gets White in a figure-four leglock for the submission win!
WINNERS: The Brisco Brothers
Ray Stevens promo about his upcoming match against Buzz Sawyer in Lansing, Michigan.
Sgt. Slaughter joins Bob Caudle for an interview. He mentions that a lot of people are talking about Dusty Rhodes, the Briscos and Jimmy Valiant but more are talking about him. He is upset at what Jake “The Snake” Roberts is saying about him. He calls himself the “meanest, maddest, ugliest” man in the world. He warns Roberts about wanting to face him.
Ole Anderson & Stan “The Lariat” Hansen (w/ Gene Anderson) vs. Don Gilbert & Keith Larson
Ole Anderson and Keith Larson start the match. Ole gets Larson in a side headlock. He tags in Hansen. Hansen with some forearms on Larson followed by an elbow off the ropes. He gets Larson in a headlock. Larson with a kick to escape Ole Anderson immediately after he tagged in. Gilbert now in the match. Bob Caudle keeps messing up who is who between Gilbert and Larson despite the fans chanting for each one by their name when they are in the match.
Ole gets Gilbert in an armbar and applies pressure on his neck. Austin Idol is back filming the match. Hansen back in the match and he continues to work on Gilbert’s left arm. Hansen continues to attack Gilbert’s left arm. Ole back in the match and he continues to work on the left arm. Idol gets a close-up with his camera on Ole beating on Gilbert. Ole tags in Hansen. Larson back in the match but Hansen continues to attack. He slams Larson and tosses him into the corner. Ole back in the match. Larson tries to fight back. Ole picks him up on his shoulders and slams him. He tags in Hansen who continues to work on Larson’s left arm.
Larson tries to fight his way back but Hansen rakes his eyes. Hansen whips him into the ropes and catches him with the lariat for the pin!
WINNERS: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen
Ole Anderson, Stan Hansen and Gene Anderson join Bob Caudle and Ole is upset about Jimmy Valiant and Jake Roberts. He thinks Valiant is getting a big head and someone is going to knock his head off his shoulders. Hansen says Valiant can jump around all he wants and listen to his Rock ‘n’ Roll music but when he gets in the ring, he’ll knock him down.
Austin Idol says a lot of people are upset that he’s filming matches with his camera.
Ivan Koloff says he’s heard too much about Jimmy Valiant. He mentions how he was feeling good for a few months but now Jimmy Valiant has shown up and he claims Valiant keeps interfering in his matches and is trying to take the Mid-Atlantic TV Title from him. He vows to finish him off.
SHOW THOUGHTS: This was an okay show. Not much going on other than them continuing to talk about Jimmy Valiant going after several heels and several babyfaces being upset at Sgt. Slaughter for his attack on Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat. Thought the most competitive match on the show was the Fergie & Patterson vs. Taylor & Horner tag match. Briscos tag match was also somewhat competitive as well but shorter. Definitely just an okay show overall.