Written By Alfredo Esparza
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling 9/25/1982
Taped 9/22/1982 at the WPCQ-TV Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. Aired on 9/25/1982.
Bob Caudle is on commentary and we join the show while the first match is already in progress.
Dory Funk Jr. (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink vs. Mike Davis in a $100,000 Dollar Golden Challenge match
Mike Davis has Dory Funk Jr. in a side headlock as we join the match. Dory shoves him into the corner and catches him with a barrage of uppercuts. They show the check that is made out to Mike Davis should he win the match and in order to do it he must pin Dory Funk Jr. Dory gets Davis in an armbar and takes him down to the mat.
Funk Jr. with more uppercuts in the corner. He goes for a suplex but instead turns it into a cradle for a pin attempt on Davis. Dory with a front facelock on Davis and then he breaks it to deliver a forearm. More uppercuts and another near fall. Davis shoves Funk Jr. into the ropes but Dory drops him and again delivers an uppercut. He follows with an elbow drop for a near fall but Davis reaches the ropes.
Dory Funk Jr. follows with a slam and an elbow drop for the near pin. More uppercuts from Funk Jr. Davis surprises Funk Jr. for a near fall. Dory grabs hold of Davis and tosses him to the outside. He grabs Davis by the hair and drops him off the ring apron with a forearm smash. More uppercuts but Davis fights back with some punches.
Dory whips Davis into the ropes and catches him with an elbow smash. Funk Jr. picks up Davis with a suplex and drops him. He follows that up with the spinning toe hold for the win.
WINNER: Dory Funk Jr.
“Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant vs. Jim Dalton
Jimmy Valiant heads over to Bob Caudle for a promo and says there is no more music and that he’s a changed Jimmy Valiant. He vows to get Jos LeDuc and heads into the ring.
Valiant charges at Jim Dalton who heads to the outside. Dalton returns and they exchange eye rakes. Valiant tosses Dalton into the turnbuckles. He then tosses him into the ropes and hits him with an elbow. He follows that up with an elbow drop for the quick win. Match ends in just a few seconds.
WINNER: Jimmy Valiant
Jay Youngblood vs. Pvt. Jim Nelson
Starts with both locking up and Caudle mentions that Pvt. Kernoodle left for Japan to be with Sgt. Slaughter. Younblood tosses Nelson across the ring a few times. Nelson with a side headlock and he grabs his hair to keep hold of him. Shoulder tackle off the ropes by Nelson and he slams Youngblood and gets him back down on the mat with a headlock.
Youngblood whips Nelson into the ropes but Nelson keeps the headlock on. He gets Nelson on the ropes and delivers a hard chop. Nelson whips him into the ropes and catches Jay with an elbow. Pvt. Nelson slams Youngblood into the turnbuckle and then gets him back into a chinlock. Youngblood tries to fight him off. Jay catches Nelson off the ropes with a sleeper but Nelson charges into the turnbuckles to take him off.
Nelson catches Youngblood with a clothesline. He follows with a cobra clutch on Youngblood! Fans chant for Youngblood who starts to power back up. Jay reaches the ropes and forces the break. Nelson delivers some forearms into Youngblood’s chest and then whips him into the ropes but Jay catches him with some chops. Youngblood whips Nelson into the corner and chops him.
Jay Youngblood goes for the pin after a pair of chops but Nelson kicks out. Youngblood with more chopts and then he follows with a diving chop for the pin.
WINNER: Jay Youngblood
Keith Larson joins Bob Caudle for an interview to talk about his upcoming match against Greg Valentine. Larson praises the competition in the territory. He talks about trying his best not to let Valentine get him in the figure-four leglock. They cut away from Keith’s interview as he talks about his amateur wrestling background.
Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) vs. Keith Larson
Humperdink gives Valentine some last minute instructions as the bell rings to start the match. Valentine breaks cleanly on the ropes. Side headlock by Larson. Valentine shoves him into the ropes and breaks away cleanly again. Valentine goes for a takedown into a near fall. They get tangled on the ropes again and Valentine breaks cleanly one more time.
Valentine picks up Larson and body slams him. Larson counters by slamming Valentine. Hiptoss by Valentine. Valentine and Larson counter holds with Valentine taking Larson down to the mat. Larson kicks him off. Side headlock by Larson and Valentine sends him into the ropes and catches him with a jumping high knee!
Valentine starts to punish Larson with some knee drops. Side suplex by Valentine and he picks Larson back up and tosses him to the mat. Chinlock by Valentine. He gets Larson on the ropes and hammers away at him. Referee Tommy Young warns him. He whips Larson into the ropes and hits him with an elbow. Follows that up with an elbow drop and then goes for the figure-four leglock for the win.
WINNER: Greg Valentine
Jimmy Valiant joins Bob Caudle for an interview about the radio that was destroyed by Jos LeDuc. They show video of Jos LeDuc vs. Jimmy Valiant. Valiant mentions that he knew Humperdink grabbed his radio. Humperdink drops it in the ring and LeDuc uses it and hits Valiant with it to win the Mid-Atlantic TV Title. After the match, LeDuc stomps on the radio and then slams it into the ring post.
Wahoo McDaniel then joins Bob Caudle and talks about music is what Valiant lives for. He says Valiant is embarrassed that his radio was destroyed. They show a recap of Sgt. Slaughter, Pvt. Nelson and Pvt. Kernoodle attacking McDaniel and destroying his head piece. Slaughter was suspended for four weeks. McDaniel says he’s staying in shape getting ready for Slaughter’s return.
Mike Rotundo vs. Ali Bey
Mike Rotundo and Ali Bey start the match and Rotundo gets fired up and slaps at Bey. Ali Bey goes for some near falls on Rotundo while he’s in a side headlock. Hair pull by Ali Bey followed by a stomp across Rotundo’s face. Leg takedown by Ali Bey. Rotundo kicks him off and goes back to a side headlock on Ali Bey.
Ali Bey escapes the headlock and Rotundo gets back up on his feet until Ali Bey takes him back down to the mat. He pulls Rotundo’s tights to keep him down but the referee sees Ali Bey and warns him. Wristlock by Rotundo. Ali Bey slaps at Rotundo and then rakes his eyes. He delivers some punches at Rotundo. Armdrag takedown by Rotundo and he drops the knee across Ali Bey’s left arm.
Rotundo with an armbar on Ali Bey. They reach the ropes and have to break. Ali Bey gets a punch in on Rotundo off the ropes. Side headlock by Ali Bey that Rotundo quickly escapes and takes him back down to the mat. Headscissors by Ali Bey as a counter. Rotundo rolls over and finally is able to escape and gets Ali Bey in an armbar.
They both get back up and on the ropes and Ali Bey whips Rotundo into the ropes and back tosses him. He goes for a slam but Rotundo escapes. Rotundo tries to roll up Ali Bey but he can’t, however, Rotundo gets quickly back up and dropkicks Ali Bey thru the middle rope. He whips Ali Bey into the ropes and back tosses him. Follows with a leg drop and a pin attempt but Ali Bey escapes.
Ali Bey with a chop across Rotundo’s chest and goes for a near fall. They both get back up and Rotundo counters with a forearm. Rotundo picks up Ali Bey over his shoulders for the airplane spin and gets the pin.
WINNER: Mike Rotundo
Bill White and Ken Timbs get interviewed by Bob Caudle. Ken Timbs talks about Jack Brisco and Wahoo McDaniel being great champions. He mentions how they have all to lose while he and White have everything to gain if they beat them. White says he’s ready to go and talks about how tough the competition is in Mid-Atlantic.
Jack Brisco & Wahoo McDaniel vs. Bill White & Ken Timbs
Wahoo McDaniel and Ken Timbs start the match and McDaniel quickly slams Timbs. He takes Timbs down again and Timbs complains about his hair getting pulled. Side headlock by Timbs but McDaniel escapes and goes for a pin attempt. Greg Valentine and Sir Oliver Humperdink show up ringside. Bill White tags in but quickly tags out as he get McDaniel in the corner and Timbs attacks McDaniel.
McDaniel recovers and whips Timbs into the corner and then whips him around the ring for a bit. He gets Timbs in a chinlock and tags in Jack Brisco. Brisco whips Timbs into the ropes and back tosses him. He drops his knee across Timbs. Valentine and Humperdink leave the ringside area. McDaniel drags Timbs to the outside and slams him into the ringpost.
Jack Brisco pulls Timbs back into the ring and lands a kneedrop across his chest and gets a two-count. Timbs tags in White. Bill White with a forearm across Brisco’s face. Follows with a body slam and a one-count. Brisco reverses and takes White down on the mat with a front facelock. White reaches the ropes.
White with a side headlock and he tags in Timbs who punches Brisco as soon as he gets into the ring. Brisco with an atomic drop followed by the abdominal stretch on Timbs. White runs in and attacks Brisco. Wahoo joins in and chops White. Jack Brisco gets Timbs in a sleeper hold. Timbs fights Brisco off. McDaniel with a chop across Timbs’ head. He tags in and grabs Timbs in another sleeper!
Timbs reaches out and tags in White who is quickly caught in a sleeper by Wahoo. White reaches the ropes. McDaniel whips White into the ropes and gets him again in a sleeper. White reaches the ropes. McDaniel drops his knee across White’s back a few times. White gets in an elbow on McDaniel. They both exchange chops. McDaniel tags in Brisco who gets a left into White and follows with a knee lift.
Big elbow across White’s neck by Brisco. Timbs tries to grab at Brisco but the referee warns him. Brisco with a knee to White’s back. White punches away at Brisco. Brisco whips White into the ropes and catches him with a dropkick. Jack tags in McDaniel and Wahoo delivers a hard chop on White. He follows with a suplex and covers him for the pin. Timbs tries to make the save but Wahoo stops him.
WINNERS: Jack Brisco & Wahoo McDaniel
Outside the ring, Jack Brisco and Wahoo McDaniel confront Sir Oliver Humperdink, Leroy Brown and Paul Jones who show up ringside.
The House of Humperdink join Bob Caudle for an interview. Sir Oliver Humperdink introduces Paul Jones. Jones gets upset that the fans are chanting “zero”. He vows they will get stronger and the belt will remain with Humperdink’s family. Leroy Brown talks about Ricky Steamboat and says when he gets his hands on him, it will all be over.
Jos LeDuc shows up with the TV title and pieces of Valiant’s broken radio. They repeat the clip of LeDuc beating Valiant for the TV title. He talks about having the 2 kilos of gold and proved he could beat anybody in the world. They all celebrate as the show comes to an end.
SHOW THOUGHTS: Okay episode. Thought the best match on the show was the Jay Youngblood vs. Pvt. Jim Nelson match. They didn’t do the usual format with several interviews early on the show but they did do quite a bit on the second half. Dory Funk Jr’s uppercuts are so cool to watch.