Written By Alfredo Esparza
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling 10/23/1982
Taped 10/20/1982 at the WPCQ-TV Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. Aired on 10/23/1982.
Bob Caudle is on commentary. He mentions that they will air the conclusion of the Ric Flair vs. Roddy Piper match.
“Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant vs. Ken Timbs
Jimmy Valiant tells Bob Caudle that it’s all over as he points at Timbs before entering the ring. He trips up Timbs a couple of times and that sends Timbs to the outside. Timbs gets back in the ring and Valiant rakes his eyes and tosses him into the corner. Valiant whips Timbs into the ropes and catches him with a knee to the mid-section. He sends Timbs into the corner again.
While running down who is on this week’s show, Caudle mentions that Jack Brisco regained the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title. Valiant with an elbow knocks down Timbs and then follows with an elbow drop for the pin.
Jos LeDuc attacks Jimmy Valiant after the match. Sir Oliver Humperdink enters the ring. Valiant fights back and knocks LeDuc out of the ring. He rips off Humperdink’s suit jacket.
WINNER: Jimmy Valiant
Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Ben Alexander & Jim Dalton
Rick Steamboat and Jim Dalton start the match and Steamboat takes Dalton down with an armbar. Fans start chanting for Steamboat. He tags Youngblood in and teases a chop at Dalton but referee stops him. Wristlock by Youngblood and Dalton reaches over and tags in Alexander.
Youngblood takes down Alexander to the mat. He tries to keep him down on the mat and Alexander reaches the ropes to break the hold. Side headlock by Alexander. Youngblood whips him into the ropes and catches him with a hiptoss. He sends Alexander into the corner and in an armbar. Alexander whips Youngblood into the ropes and Jay catches him with a dropkick and tags in Steamboat who gets Alexander in an armbar.
Alexander shoves Steamboat into the corner and gets in a forearm across Ricky’s face. Gets him with a second one and tags in Dalton. Dalton with a wristlock and he pulls at Steamboat’s arm. He pulls Steamboat by the hair and continues to attack Steamboat’s arm and shoulder. Alexander tags in and catches Ricky with a knee. He continues to attack Ricky’s arm. Steamboat ducks an elbow and catches Alexander with a body block for a pin but Alexander recovers and gets Steamboat in the corner.
Steamboat fights off both Dalton and Alexander. He chops away at Dalton and tags in Youngblood. Jay catches him with a dropkick and follows with a backbreaker for a near fall. Another hard chop by Youngblood. Dalton fights back and gets Jay with some elbows and tags in Alexander. Alexander slams Youngblood. He lands an elbow drop on Youngblood for a one-count.
Alexander whips Youngblood into the ropes and backdrops him. He sends Youngblood into the corner and he and Dalton continue to punish Youngblood. Side headlock and a punch from Dalton. He slams Youngblood’s head into the turnbuckle. Youngblood fights back with some chops and tags in Steamboat. They whip Dalton into the ropes and catch him with a double chop.
Steamboat heads over and chops Alexander in his corner. Dalton gets up but Steamboat catches him with a chop. Knee lift by Steamboat followed by another hard chop. Front facelock by Steamboat. He tags Youngblood and Jay comes in with Steamboat and him combining for a slingshot splash with Youngblood pinning Dalton for the win.
WINNERS: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Ron Ritchie joins Bob Caudle for an interview. Ritchie says he feels good tonight and is confident heading into his singles match with Greg Valentine. Caudle warns Ritchie about the House of Humperdink. Ritchie was amused to see Jimmy Valiant almost get more of Humperdink earlier on the show. He is pleased that Jack Brisco won back the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title from Paul Jones. Ritchie also talks about Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernoodle. Caudle wishes Ritchie look in his match.
Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) vs. Ron Ritchie
There’s some shoving between referee Tommy Young, Sir Oliver Humperdink and Greg Valentine before the match starts. Valentine slowly removes his robe and takes his time to start the match.
Side headlock by Ron Ritchie and Valentine gets him on the ropes and breaks cleanly. Another headlock by Ritchie but Valentine shoves him into the ropes and takes Ritchie down. Side headlock by Valentine into a takedown. Referee keeps getting upset at Humperdink. Ritchie back up and he whips Valentine into the ropes and gets him with a leg takedown but Valentine reaches the ropes.
Ritchie gets Valentine in a front facelock but Valentine picks him up and gets him with a reverse atomic drop. Valentine attacks Ritchie’s left leg with some knee drops. He follows with an elbow across the left leg. Leglock by Valentine. Ritchie punches away at Valentine trying to break the hold. Valentine keeps hold of his left leg. Ritchie kicks him off and sends Valentine into the corner.
Ritchie with some headbutts to the mid-section but Valentine catches him with a knee. Valentine with some forearms and Ritchie exchanges some punches. Side suplex by Valentine. He follows with a backdrop driver on Ritchie. Ritchie gets up and tries to fight Valentine off but Valentine continues to punish Ritchie. He grabs hold of Ritchie’s left leg again. Ritchie fights him off.
Valentine and Ritchie slug it out in the corner. He gets Ritchie with an elbow smash. Suplex by Valentine. Valentine goes for a leglock, screams for Wahoo and submits Ritchie for the win.
WINNER: Greg Valentine
Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernoodle wearing $300 suits and holding the NWA World Tag Team titles join Bob Caudle for an interview. Sgt. Slaughter claims they can’t find anyone to wrestle and threw out a challenge to any team. He talks about how much joy they get from getting their arms raised after being in the ring for 50-60 minutes. Kernoodle talks about writing a song called “Where have all the great tag teams gone?” Sgt. Slaughter says they are a great tag team because he’s an officer and Kernoodle is a gentleman.
Sir Oliver Humperdink joins Bob Caudle and he’s upset because his coat was torn apart by Jimmy Valiant. Jos LeDuc joins him. Humperdink warns Valiant that they are on his trail. LeDuc also warns Valiant that wherever he goes, he’ll get him. Greg Valentine joins them and asks where Wahoo McDaniel is and wonders why he didn’t show up when he called him out while he had Ron Ritchie in a leglock. He vows to get Wahoo soon.
Wahoo McDaniel joins Bob Caudle for an interview and they mention that earlier on the show they aired a clip of a match between Ric Flair and Roddy Piper. They air the conclusion of the match. Piper and Flair are both bleeding and Piper has the advantage beating on Flair in and out of the ring. Piper punches Flair and that sends Flair over the top rope. Flair shoves Wahoo McDaniel. Valentine jumps into the ring and attacks Piper. McDaniel runs into the ring and goes after Valentine. Both Flair and Valentine attack McDaniel. Valentine uses a chair on Wahoo and Piper. McDaniel says he has singles & tag matches signed against Valentine and Flair and he will have Piper in his corner.
Jerry Brisco vs. Bill White
Jerry Brisco with an armbar on Bill White. White escapes. He gets Jerry in a headlock but Brisco takes him down with a backdrop. Brisco takes White down to the mat. White gets him near the ropes to break the hold. White gets in a few shots at Jerry but Brisco fights back. Fireman’s takedown by Jerry and he tries for a pin on White but White fights him off.
Test of strength with White getting the advantage on Brisco but Jerry monkey flips him off and goes for a quick pin attempt. Brisco gets White again but Bill reaches the ropes. Knee lift by White followed by some punches and a stomp across Jerry’s face. White goes for a near fall on Brisco. Jerry Brisco fights off Bill White with some punches.
Brisco with a double underhook suplex. He goes for the figure four leglock but White blocks it for a bit of time until Brisco locks it in and gets the submission win.
WINNER: Jerry Brisco
Mike Rotundo joins Bob Caudle for an interview and he tells Mike that there’s a lot of talk about him. Rotundo mentions that he’s been wearing a neck brace recently because of an injury at the hands of Leroy Brown and Sir Olver Humperdink. He also thought it was great to see Valiant almost get Humperdink. They talk about all the House of Humperdink members.
Paul Jones and Sir Oliver Humperdink join Bob Caudle and they both call Jack Brisco, who’s standing in the ring, a thief. He tells Brisco to put the belt on the line and not be a closet champion. Caudle tells Jones it is a non-title match and he tells him that he knows because Brisco’s a thief and calls Brisco to get down. Brisco tells Jones that he is willing to put the title on the line. Jones laughs and tells Brisco that he’s not only a thief but an idiot. Humperdink then chimes in by saying it was “like stealing candy from a baby” to trick Brisco into a title match.
Jack Brisco © vs. Paul “Number #1” Jones (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) for the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title
Jack Brsico takes Paul Jones down to the mat. They go after each other on the ropes exchanging punches. Brisco tosses Jones into the corner. He hiptosses Jones out of the corner. Jones grabs his back and heads over to talk to Humperdink. They lock-up in the corner but Brisco reverses a whip into the corner and then backs away from an attempted punch by Jones.
Brisco lands a knee drop across Jones chest and then gets him in a headlock. Bell accidentally rings but match continues. Paul Jones escapes briefly but Brisco takes him down again and back into the headlock. Jones escapes and gets a knee to Brisco’s mid-section. He goes for a kneedrop but Brisco moves out of the way and gets Paul back in a headlock.
Jones whips Brisco into the ropes and charges at him but Brisco moves out of the way. Jack Brisco gets Jones again in a side headlock! They get back up on their feet and Jones gets Brisco with an atomic drop. He kicks at Brisco’s back. Jones with a knee to the back. He continues to attack the back with more knee drops to the back.
Jones slams Brisco and gets a two-count. Knee smash from Jones for another near fall. Fans cheer on Brisco. Jones goes for a slam but can’t keep Brisco up and Brisco falls on him for a near fall. Brisco fights back and gets Jones in a figure-four leglock but Jones reaches the ropes to break the hold. Jones falls to the floor and grabs hold of his left knee.
Humperdink heads over to give some advice to Jones. Brisco and Humperdink argue and Jones tries to sneak attack him but Brisco turns and continues to go after Jones left leg. Brisco with a knee and follows with a knee drop across Jones for a near fall. He drives Jones knee into the mat and then grabs it in a leglock. STF by Brisco. Jones with punch at Brisco. They exchange punches.
Brisco gets the advantage and tosses Jones across the ring. Humperdink trips up Brisco in the corner and Jones falls on top of him for the pin. Referee starts the count but he sees that Humperdink is holding Brisco’s foot and stops the count. Jones gets up because he thinks he won. Brisco dropkicks Jones from behind and he hits Humperdink. Jack Brisco covers Jones for the pin and gets the win.
WINNER: Jack Brisco
After the match, Jones and Brisco continue to brawl. Humperdink puts on a big ring and punches Brisco. Paul Jones punches at Jack Brisco. Jerry Brisco runs in to make the save. Jos LeDuc runs out and attacks the Briscos. Show comes to an end!
SHOW THOUGHTS: Another excellent episode with a really good main event between Jack Brisco and Paul Jones. Show started off strong with the Jos LeDuc & Sir Oliver Humperdink attack on Jimmy Valiant that backfired. They aired highlights of a Ric Flair vs. Roddy Piper match that were pretty great. The Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernoodle interview was fun with them looking very stylish. The set-up and main event match were all done well with Jones & Humperdink tricking Jack Brisco into a title match. The post-match attack hopefully leads to a tag match between the Briscos vs. Jones & LeDuc. Fun show.