MACW @ WTBS Studios TV Aired 3-22-86
Schiavone: Hello again everybody and welcome to another edition of Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling, with me as always is David Crockett. David, a lot going on tonight. We will see the team of Rocky Johnson and Wendell Cooley take on the Devil's Duo. On that note we will show you some footage from the Scope as a familiar face has returned to Mid Atlantic.
David: That's right Tony and speaking of familiar faces returning, Blackjack Mulligan will be in action and we'll show you footage from Richmond and his involvement. Also tonight, Paul Orndorff will put up his entry in the Johnny Rougeau Memorial Cup against David Sammartino. We will also see some of our great tag teams in action such as Hot Property and American Made, plus the Soul Patrol will clash with the Caspian Empire. Rock Riddle says Tom Prichard is a fighting TV champion and will defend his title tonight.
Schiavone: All that plus Tony St. Clair and Tully Blanchard will be in singles action along with Hacksaw Jim Duggan! We will also hear from the Universal Heartthrob Austin Idol! Well it looks like our first guests have arrived.
JJ Dillon walks out with Ric Flair and the Andersons.
JJ: Tony, just sit back and keep quiet because the Horsemen have something to say.
Arn: Tony, I get so tired of being right and I don't want to toot my own horn but Toot Toot. The Andersons are still holding on to these titles which means we've continued to beat the best teams in the NWA. Now we've beaten the Road Warriors over and over but they still get another shot at us in Greensboro on the 29th. I promise you this Road Warriors, this is the last shot you get!
Ole: The Road Warriors are just glutens for punishment. Come Greensboro, it's your final hurrah because after that night, we're done with you and we're moving on. I will take satisfaction of beating on you one more time and a beating is exactly what you're going to get.
Flair: Whoo! Tell them boys! Speaking of beating up contenders, I've done just that since winning this US title. Last week it was Raymond Rougeau and this weekend in Wheeling it's gonna be Kevin Von Erich. Since I'm doing my part and defeating all the top names in the NWA, I want what's coming to me, and that's a shot at the NWA World Title! I'm starting to think Bob Geigel is on Ricky Martel's payroll.
Schiavone: Hold on Ric...
Flair: Quiet Schiavone! It all makes sense. I haven't received one rematch for the title since Starrcade. I've toured the NWA and beat everybody, then I win the US title and have defended against all comers. I want my shot! WHOOOO! You hear me Geigel!
JJ leads the Horsemen out.
Schiavone: Ok, a very frustrated Ric Flair. Fans lets go to the ring and watch a man who made quite a debut last week.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Gary Williams
The fans are behind Duggan as he body slams Williams several times. Duggan backs up and gets in his 3 point stance. Williams staggers to his feet, Duggan charges and nails him with a running clothesline for the pin! The fans cheer as Duggan heads to the podium.
David: Welcome to Mid Atlantic Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
Jim: Thank you David. I want to say Hacksaw Duggan is here to take on anybody who wants to get in the ring with me. I proved that last week when my old friend Terry Taylor was being assaulted by those no good Caspian Empire. Terry and I took care of them last weekend and I'm sure they don't want anymore of Hacksaw Duggan. So I'm challenging anybody tough enough to get in the ring with me. You want a good fight then sign on the line and I'll give you just that!
American Made (Kirchner/Kernodle) vs. Tim Straw and Lou Simms
Kernodle swings Simms to the ropes and hits him with a forearm smash. Kernodle hits a neckbreaker then tags in Kirchner. Kirchner picks up Simms and hits his Fallaway Slam for the pin!
Kirchner and Kernodle cut a promo on the Assassins, saying this isn't over and they'll see them in the arenas. When they exit, Schiavone welcomes out Mark Youngblood.
Mark: Last week my brother Chris lost a match to the Cobra. Now that's fine but the Cobra assaulted and hurt my brother after the match. There was no reason to do that. Cobra, you messed with a Youngblood and now you have to mess with another. I'm coming after you and if the Assassin sticks his nose in my business I'll chop him down.
Schiavone: Well it looks like the Assassin's men have some enemies coming after them.
Soul Patrol vs. Caspian Empire
Fun competitive TV match here. The Caspian Empire break every rule they can when double teaming in the corner. The Soul Patrol come back with high flying moves by Sugar and hard knees and slams by Norvell. The Soul Patrol hit a double suplex on Sheik then jump up and are about to hit their double diving headbutt but Smirnoff hits a flying high knee from behind on Norvell, who crashes into Sugar. Smirnoff rolls up Norvell and grabs a handful of tights as the Ref counts 1..2..3! Smirnoff and Sheik roll out of the ring and celebrate to the back. Sugar helps Norvell up but Norvell pushes him away and puts his arms out. They argue for a bit as Sugar is explaining what happened. Norvell calms down and they leave together.
Tony St. Clair vs. Clyde Putnam
Tony has the crowd fired up as he back drops Putnam then follows with a heels first drop kick. Tony gets up on the top rope. Putnam gets to his feet, Tony fly's off the top rope and hits the body press for the pin! Tony heads to the podium.
David: Tony, I received word that you have a match signed with Billy Robinson and if he gets Disqualified he will be suspended from Mid Atlantic.
Tony: You know David, it seems Billy cant beat me in a wrestling match so he resorts to cheap tactics like pounding me with a chair. Well, now we get to see finally once and for all if Billy still has what it takes. Billy claims to be the best wrestler from the UK and calls me a phony. Let me set the record straight, Billy Robinson is a sham and takes short cuts. It's a disgrace how he represents the UK. The next time we meet Billy, I'm going to outwrestle you and pin you 1..2..3!
Blackjack Mulligan vs. Roger Murphy
The fans boo as Mulligan just stomps down on Murphy. Mulligan swings Murphy to the ropes and hits him with a flying back elbow smash. Mulligan stomps on Murphy's head then clamps on the claw! The Ref rings the bell. Mulligan applies more pressure on the claw then finally releases the hold. Mulligan holds up his black gloved hand to the booing crowd then heads to the podium.
Schiavone: Ok fans, Blackjack Mulligan has arrived. Lets take you to some footage from Richmond.
Footage of the Race/Snuka match as Snuka is ready to leap off the top rope but is pushed over by Mulligan. Mulligan stomps on Snuka then clamps on the claw.
Schiavone: Blackjack, why target Jimmy Snuka and cost him a chance at the Mid Atlantic title?
Blackjack: I did that to send a message to everybody in Mid Atlantic that Blackjack Mulligan has arrived! It didn't matter who I was going to make an example of but apparently Snuka had some unfinished business with some acquaintances so I volunteered to get some payback for them. I got my message across and they got some payback, two birds, one stone.
Schiavone: They being the Stud Stable?
Blackjack: That's none of your business Schiavone! The business at hand is Blackjack Mulligan is here and Mid Atlantic better watch out!
Tully Blanchard w/JJ Dillon vs. Ken Jenkins
Tully beats down Jenkins then hoists him up and hits the slingshot suplex for the pin! JJ runs in the ring and towels off Tully's head as the crowd boos.
David: Ok, Tully Blanchard looks tuned up for his Canadian International title shot against champ, Jacques Rougeau this weekend in Wheeling WV. Fans at this time please welcome a man making his first televised appearance in a long time, I'm talking about the Universal Heartthrob, Austin Idol.
The fans cheer as Idol walks out and gives them a smile and right arm bicep flex.
Idol: David Crockett, it's so great to be here baby! Everybody knows that Austin Idol is the man of the hour and the toast of the coast baby!
The fans boo as Tully Blanchard and JJ Dillon head over.
Tully: Listen, you might be a big deal in wherever it is you came from, but buddy, you're looking at the real deal, a true ring technician and member of the most elite group in wrestling, the 4 Horsemen. What exactly have you accomplished?
Idol steps up.
Tully: Hey relax. I'll tell you what, I'm going to win the Canadian International title this weekend. So how about on the 29th in Greensboro, we can get into the ring and I can show you a few things. After that humbling experience, you can decide if Mid Atlantic is the right place for you.
Tully gives Idol a couple of light slaps on the cheek. Idol looks at the crowd and winks then turns around and blasts Tully with a right hand! JJ comes forward but Idol clenches his fist and JJ backpedals.
Idol: There's my answer baby, guess I'll see you in Greensboro, Jack.
Footage is shown from the Scope of Jimmy Valiant coming to the ring and him, Rocky Johnson and Wendell Cooley hammer away on the Devil's Duo and Johnny Rich.
David: Fans, you just witnessed the return to Mid Atlantic of the Boogie Woogie Man, Jimmy Valiant. With me right now is Paul Jones, along with Johnny Rich.
Paul: Damn it David Crockett! If there's one man I hate more than anybody on this planet, it's Jimmy Valiant! I cant stand him! Why is he here! I guarantee you this, my man Johnny Rich is going to send Valiant out of here, for good! Once and for all! Out of my life!
Rich: It's ok Paul, you wont have to worry long because after I get done with him, he'll be gone forever just like Brett Sawyer.
Paul: (takes a deep breath) I know I can count on you Johnny. Now as for Johnson and Cooley, my Devil's Duo has unfinished business and they're ready to square things now.
Rocky Johnson and Wendell Cooley vs. The Devil's Duo w/Paul Jones and Johnny Rich
The 4 men start hammering away on each other. Johnson shuffles his feet and nails Sword with a flurry of punches, sending him to the outside. Cooley swings Vines to the ropes and back drops him, Vines rolls out of the ring. The Duo get control with a double body slam on Cooley. They continue to double team Cooley in the corner. A miscue leads to a hot tag to Johnson. Johnson comes in with fire as he sends the Duo down with drop kicks. Johnson body slams Vines and covers but Sword drops an elbow to break the count. Cooley runs in and the brawl is on. Johnson swings Vines to the ropes and back drops him. Johnson then dropkicks Sword from behind into Cooley, who hoists Sword up then runs with him and hits the Oklahoma Stampede for the 1..2..3! Rich comes running into the ring with Paul's cane. He hits Johnson then hits Cooley. The fans erupt as Jimmy Valiant runs to the ring and hits Rich from behind, knocking the cane out of his hand. Valiant picks up the cane and smacks Rich with it. Valiant points the cane down at Paul Jones. Jones is having a breakdown.
Rock Riddle and Tom Prichard are at the podium.
David: Well Mr. Riddle, I know you have something to say.
Riddle: (Big Smile) Oh Davey baby, always good to chat with you. Now that the Agency has a title we want to prove to everybody what a fighting champ the Doctor of Desire is. Tonight he will be defending his TV title against top contender Bill Richards. Now the Agency knows defending this title is a tough task but Tom insists on being a fighting champion.
Tom: That's exactly right Rock. I'm all about giving chances and opportunity. I think this Bill Richards is a fighting contender and I want to take on the best, so let's get to it.
TV Title Bout
The Doctor of Desire Tom Prichard © w/Rock Riddle vs. Bill Richards
Tom starts off with a handshake then quickly hits Bill with a belly to back suplex. Tom stomps away on Bill then hits a vertical suplex. Tom gets up on the top rope and comes down with a flying knee drop for the pin! Riddle runs in and hands him the TV title then hugs him. Tom holds up the title and celebrates.
Hot Property vs. Louis Campos and Alex Portman
Travis and Savoldi are looking better and better every week. They've mentioned that working for the Wild West Wrestling show has really helped improve their team work and skills. Travis swings Portman to the ropes and hits a side slam then tags in Savoldi. Savoldi gets up on the 2nd rope and hits a flying elbow drop. Savoldi tags in Travis, they swing Portman to the ropes and hit the double Hot Shot for the pin! The fans cheer as Hot Property acknowledges them, then heads to the podium.
Schiavone: Great win tonight for Hot Property, so what can we expect in the future?
Travis: One thing is for sure, Hot Property is looking to get some gold!
Savoldi: You said it Billy. We've been improving week in and week out. We know what it takes.....
The fans boo as Rock Riddle and the Fabulous Blondes come out.
Riddle: (Clapping) You boys are great and I have to say you're a pretty good little team. Now I like you guys and the Agency is always looking for new clients. I come here to present you with an opportunity of a lifetime. I would like you boys to join the Agency. Now of course my Fabulous Blondes here will be the main team but you boys can be their opening act. You know, you get the crowd warmed up for the main attraction. What do you say?
Riddle, Crews and Timbs are smiling and offering their hands.
Travis and Savoldi talk it over.
Travis: Tell you what Rock, we have a better idea. Why don't we wrestle your main attraction here next week on TV? I mean your boys shouldn't have a problem with wrestling an opening act like Hot Property right?
The Blondes and Riddle's smiles drop.
Riddle: Well I thought I saw something in you boys but in a rare moment, looks like I was wrong. You boys are very foolish. Get ready to be taught a serious lesson by the best tag team in Mid Atlantic.
David Crockett walks over.
David: Well gentlemen the stakes got higher because the winning team will get a United States tag team title shot.
Riddle: What a great time for the Agency. We have the TV title and now we'll get the US tag titles!
Savoldi: I wouldn't bet on that Riddle.
Brad Kimber is in the ring awaiting his opponent.
Schiavone: Wait a minute! That's not Brad Kimber's opponent, that's Tiger Jeet Singh!
Singh charges the ring and wails on Kimber. He pounds on Kimber with the sword he brought in! He keeps hammering away on Kimber and busts him open! Officials run out to stop this.
Schiavone: My goodness! I have no idea what that was about! Medics are in the ring attending to Brad Kimber. Oh my, I'm sure Mr. Singh will have to answer to that. Fans, when we come back, Paul Orndorff puts his entry on the line against David Sammartino.
"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff vs. "The Great One" David Sammartino
After threatening Orndorff and arguing with the fans, David starts the match with a headlock. He wrenches it on while shouting at the fans. Orndorff wiggles his finger then lifts David up and suplexes him back. Orndorff picks David up and body slams him then follows with a forearm drop. Orndorff picks David up, swings him to the ropes and nails him with a clothesline. David rolls out of the ring, stands up then falls back down. David finally gets back in the ring and eye rakes Orndorff then shows off some pretty good offense as he executes a swinging neckbreaker followed by a jumping elbow drop. David backs up and hits a delayed running knee drop. David arrogantly covers 1..Kick out! David for some reason starts berating the Ref. Orndorff regroups, turns David around and hammers him with punches. Orndorff hits a gutwrench suplex. Orndorff hops on the 2nd rope and crashes down with a knee drop. Orndorff gives the signal. The crowd roars in anticipation. Orndorff picks David up and crashes him down with the piledriver! The Ref counts 1..2..3!!! The fans are going crazy until Harley Race runs in the ring and hits Orndorff from behind with a clothesline! Race stomps away then picks up Orndorff and crashes him down with a piledriver!
The show ends with Harley Race standing over Paul Orndorff.