MACW @ WTBS Studios TV Aired 4-5-86
The show opens with Jim Crockett sitting in his office
Jim: Hello to all the fans in Mid Atlantic. I must make the announcement that Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson have left Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling after failed negotiations. The Crockett's wish them the best of luck but as the saying goes, the show must go on and we feel that we will continue to give our great fans the best in ring action, the NWA and Mid Atlantic have to offer. On that note, the United States title is now vacant. To fill that vacancy, we have decided to hold 2 battle royals, one this weekend in Norfolk VA and the other next weekend in Greenville SC. The winners of each battle royal will meet at the Clash of Champions, Spring Spectacular on April 20th at the Philadelphia Civic Center. Mid Atlantic is looking forward to the 2 day Spring Spectacular event. The Baltimore Civic Center will host part 1 on April 19th and as mentioned the Philadelphia Civic Center will host part 2 on April 20th. In Baltimore, NWA world champ, Rick Martel has signed to defend the title. On tonight's program Television Champion Tom Prichard will face Terry Taylor and the winner will face Rick Martel for the world title. We know that the great Mid Atlantic fans will help make this event a huge success. Thank you for your support.
Live in the Studio
Schiavone: Hello everybody and welcome to another edition of Mid Atlantic championship wrestling. Unfortunately David Crockett is away on business today and will not be by my side. Well, you heard the announcement, today's main event will be TV Champ Tom Prichard taking on Terry Taylor and the winner will face Rick Martel for the NWA world title on April 19th at the Spring Spectacular.
The fans boo as JJ Dillon walks out to the podium.
Schiavone: JJ, I'm actually surprised to see you out here today.
JJ: Tony Schiavone, it was inevitable this was going to happen. The NWA and Bob Geigel had it in for the Horsemen from the start. I hope they're happy with themselves. Now, as for me, don't you worry, I adjust and I adapt. Right now I would like to address one Ole Anderson. After Ole's shoulders were pinned in Greensboro and the Road Warriors walked out with the titles, everybody saw what that ungrateful, bitter and selfish man did. He punched me out! Ole Anderson, you were always the weak link of the 4 Horsemen. That was proved in Greensboro. Ole, you are way past your prime and need to be in a retirement home. I said that a long time ago, but the other guys took pity on you. I went along with it because I knew they would be able to carry you and let me tell you, their backs got sore from doing that. So, after everything I did for Ole, all my loyalty, all the beatings I took for him, he thanks me with a punch. Ole, you my friend are going to pay dearly for that and I'm going to take personal satisfaction in seeing you suffer.
Ole Anderson walks out....to some cheers????
Ole: You just stand there and keep your mouth shut, you no talent leech. Let me tell you something Dillon, I've been knocking guys like you out for 2 decades and I'm really close to knocking you out right now.
JJ: Typical Ole. You know Ole, you're not just a bully but you're a downright loser!
Ole grabs JJ by his collar and starts shaking him back and forth. All of a sudden, Ole is nailed from behind by King Kong Bundy!!!!! Bundy grabs Ole and throws him into the ring. Bundy body slams Ole then picks him up and swings him into the turnbuckles and charges in for a corner splash! Ole staggers forward and drops. Bundy drags him to the center of the ring, swings back off the ropes and hits a Splash! Officials come out to help Ole. JJ leads Bundy to the podium.
JJ: (Smiling and straightening his collars) Tony Schiavone, remember, I adjust, I adapt. I would like to introduce you to my newest client, King Kong Bundy.
Bundy stands in front of the camera with his hands on his hips, sporting a menacing look.
Schiavone: Fans, I don't know what to say. Ole was taken to the Hospital. Wow, King Kong Bundy aligning himself with JJ Dillon can only be destruction. Fans, lets go to the ring.
Polynesian Power (Selinga and Sakalia) vs. Jason Jones and Carl Hillman
The fans seem to have taken a liking to Polynesian Power as they swing Jones to the ropes and nail him with a double super kick. Sakalia hoists Jones up and drops him with the Samoan Drop, Tui fly's off the top rope and crashes down with a flying elbow drop to get the pin!
Schiavone: Great win for Polynesian Power. Ok fans, you all heard the news about the upcoming battle royals, with the winners facing off on April 20 in Philly to determine the new US Champ. Battle Royal 1 takes place this Saturday Night in Norfolk. Be there! Now, please welcome out Mark Youngblood. Mark, it seems you have had some issues with the Cobra and the Assassins.
Mark: Tony, you saw what the Cobra did to my brother and until I get proper payback, this isn't over. I cant get payback because the Assassins keep interfering. Well, the last time they tried that, the one and only Mil Mascaras saved the day. It seems Mil wanted some payback on the Assassins. Well, since we both want the same thing, on April 19th in Baltimore, I'm going to team with Mil and we are going to take on the Assassins! Assassins, you better gear up for a fight and Cobra when we take care of them, you're next!
"The Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol vs. Tim Straw
Idol swings Straw to the ropes and knocks him down with a back elbow smash. Idol grabs Straw's leg then drops an elbow. Idol clamps on the Las Vegas Leglock (Figure Four) and gets the submission victory! Idol heads to the podium.
Idol: Tony, I'm in the battle royal baby, because the toast of the coast is here to win gold, daddy!
Idol gives the camera a right arm bicep pose and wink.
Schiavone: The Universal Heartthrob Austin Idol, back to the ring.
Caspian Empire vs. Dave Penson and Gary Williams
Sheik hits a gut wrench suplex on Williams then tags in Smirnoff. Smirnoff hits a back breaker then rolls Williams over, gets up on the 2nd turnbuckle and drops a knee to the back and tags in Sheik. Sheik applies the Camel Clutch and gets the submission victory! They head to the podium.
Smirnoff: We proved why we are the most dominant team in the NWA! Nobody can stop us! We saw that Polynesian Power earlier and if they think they will rise the ranks, think again because we will put an end to that!
Sheik: That's right! Polynesian Power (spits) you're just like these stupid Americans, you have no class and we will send you back to where you came from! Caspian Empire number one!
"Boogie Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant vs. Johnny Rich w/Paul Jones
These two have been going at it lately and today is no different. They exchange blows and Rich stops it with an eye rake and kick. Rich suplexes Valiant back and follows with an elbow drop but Valiant kicks out. Valiant gets his dancing going and bites the forehead of Rich then body slams him. Valiant gets the crowd fired up. He picks Rich up for a suplex but Jones hits Valiant's knee with the cane! The Ref didn't see it and counts 1..2..3! The fans boo as Jones raises Rich's arm in victory.
Schiavone: Another cheap win courtesy of Paul Jones's cane. Fans with me right now is Sweet Brown Sugar Skip Young. Skip, I understand your partner Norvell Austin is gone.
Sugar: That's right Tony, Norvell has left Mid Atlantic so the Soul Patrol is no longer a team. But Sweet Brown Sugar is standing right here and I'm ready to climb the single's ladder. I'm here to say I'm gunning for the US title in the battle royal and I'm making the most of that opportunity brother!
Jimmy Valiant limps out to the podium.
Valiant: You just cant help yourself, can you Paul Jones! Real tough guy with that cane, aren't you! (Smiles) I've got a big smile because my voice was heard and a wish was granted. Because of your constant interfering, at the Spring Spectacular, it will be me and Paul Jones, one on one Jack!
The fans roar.
Schiavone: (Laughing) Oh my! I wish I could see the look on Paul's face right now. Fans back to the ring.
Rocky Johnson and "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley vs. Roger Murphy and Lou Simms
Johnson has the crowd cheering as he fires away on Simms, then swings him to the ropes and back drops him. Cooley comes in and hip tosses Simms to his corner. Murphy comes in and is dropkicked into the turnbuckles. Murphy staggers forward, Cooley picks him up and runs with him then drops him with the Oklahoma Stampede. Cooley tags in Johnson. Johnson swings off the ropes and lands a jumping elbow drop for the pin!
Schiavone: Great win for the team of Rocky Johnson and Wendell Cooley as they climb the tag team ranks.
The fans boo as The Stud Stable walk out wearing glitter robes with feathered collars.
Golden: Nobody wants to hear about a couple bottom feeders like Johnson and Cooley!
Fuller: Jimmy is right, now Tony Schiavone, you know as well as I do, everybody wants to hear from the United States Tag Team Champions, the Stud Stable. You like our new robes? You see, we've been champions for quite some time and when your champs, well your making a whole lot of money.
Golden: (laughing) A lot of money!
Fuller: So we thought we would spend some of our hard earned money and treat ourselves to these nice robes here. Now lets talk business. This young hot shot team, I believe they call themselves, Hot Property has earned themselves a title shot against us at the Spring Spectacular. Well boys, I'm afraid you don't have a chance because, well, you're just not on the same level as the Stud Stable.
Jim Davidson is waiting in the ring when he's nailed from behind by Tiger Jeet Singh!
Schiavone: Oh no, not again!
Singh pummels away on Davidson then starts hitting him with the sword until he busts him open. Officials and wrestlers run in to stop him. Singh swings his sword around like a madman!
Schiavone: Trainers are attending to Jim Davidson in the back. Fans, with me right now is Tiger Jeet Singh. Mr. Singh, your despicable actions have been noticed. I've been informed that you will not be allowed to participate in the US title battle royals. You will also be severely fined for your actions. One more thing, it seems like you want a fight, so that has been arranged. On April 19th at the Spring Spectacular in Baltimore, you will have a match and you will be facing a man you know well, Antonio Inoki!
Singh: (Pauses) Is that suppose to intimidate me? If there is one man I hate more than anybody in this world it is Antonio Inoki! For the last 10 years I have beaten that man senseless and now you want me to fight him here, in this country. The blood of Antonio Inoki will be on your hands!
Schiavone: Fans, I have witnessed some of their matches and I'm afraid there will be blood in that one. Fans, lets go to the ring as Hacksaw Jim Duggan makes his way out.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Lloyd London
The fans are on their feet as Duggan swings London to the ropes and shoulder tackles him to the ground. Duggan backs up and gets in his 3 point stance. London staggers up and Duggan charges in and puts him down with the clothesline to get the pin! Duggan goes to the podium.
Duggan: Hacksaw Duggan is fighting in the battle royal and after I win that I'm taking that US strap! I told you I'm here to fight the best and what fight is better than a battle royal.
Duggan leaves and American Made walk in.
Kirchner: Tony, we're out here to say American Made has been on a roll and no doubt we are the team to beat!
Kernodle: Hey the bottom line is we want a shot at the US tag titles and we will achieve that by any means necessary! And I mean by any means!
Kirchner: I think what Don is trying to say is we have proven that we should be in line for a title shot and that we deserve it.
Kernodle: Look Kirch, we go back a long way and I came here to team with you because we are proven winners. Damn right we deserve a title shot, the question is, why have we been overlooked? I mean we can beat Hot Property, why are they ahead of us?
Kirchner: Don, I know you're fired up and I like that. Be patient buddy, we'll get our shot.
Kernodle: Ok, Ok, but Kirch, I'm just about out of patience.
Kirchner pats him on the shoulder and says something, then they walk out together.
Blackjack Mulligan vs. Ken Jenkins
Mulligan swings Jenkins to the ropes and hits a flying back elbow smash. Mulligan drops a couple knees on Jenkins's head then clamps on the claw! Mulligan wrenches it on and gets the submission win!
Mulligan cuts a promo on Jimmy Snuka and says he doesn't care how hard his head is, he wont be able to withstand the claw!
After Mulligan leaves, Tony St. Clair comes out to the podium.
Schiavone: Tony, you have something to say in regards to Billy Robinson.
St. Clair: Well, Billy once again gets by the rules and beats me again with the help of a chair. Billy! Enough is enough! At the Spring Spectacular, it will be you and me in a No Disqualification Match! You want to bend the rules? Well that's fine because in this match I can bend all the rules I want and believe me, I'm going to relish this match.
"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff vs. Louis Campos
Orndorff dives off the turnbuckles and hits Campos with a forearm drop. Orndorff swings Campos to the ropes and hits a diving knee. The crowd goes crazy as Orndorff makes the signal then picks Campos up and crashes him down with the piledriver! Orndorff counts along with the Ref 1..2..3! Orndorff heads to the podium.
Schiavone: Outstanding win Mr. Wonderful. I've been informed that the match is signed for the Spring Spectacular. You will be facing Harley Race for the Mid Atlantic title. However that might change because both you and Harley will be involved in the US title battle royals.
Orndorff: You know Tony, it just doesn't feel right that Mr. Wonderful isn't carrying around some gold. Well, now I get a shot at some serious gold. I'm here to be on top and the top is where I'm going to be. Harley Race, you put me down with your version of the piledriver, but you didn't put me out. I guarantee, my piledriver will put you down and out!
Schiavone: Strong words from Mr. Wonderful, fans you wont want to miss these battle royals. When we come back, Prichard versus Taylor with a NWA World title shot at stake.
Winner receives a NWA World Title match on April 19th
Non Title Match
TV Champ "Doctor of Desire" Tom Prichard w/Rock Riddle vs. Terry Taylor
Riddle is pointing and yelling at Taylor while Prichard is holding up his TV title. The bell rings and Taylor starts out with fire. Taylor body slams Prichard then body slams him again. Riddle gets on the apron and Taylor goes to swing at him but Riddle jumps down in a hurry. Taylor drop kicks Prichard into the turnbuckles. Prichard staggers forward and Taylor hits the Jaw Breaker and covers 1..2..NO! Prichard gets his foot on the rope. Taylor continues to control until he swings Prichard to the ropes and attempts a drop kick but Prichard holds on to the ropes and Taylor crashes down. Prichard regroups and stomps away on Taylor then drops a jumping knee. Prichard hits a vertical suplex and follows with an elbow drop and cover 1..2..Taylor kicks out. Prichard waits for Taylor to rise then connects with a super kick. Prichard takes Taylor to the turnbuckles and hoists him up. Prichard hops up on the 2nd turnbuckle and executes a superplex! Riddle is jumping up and down as Prichard covers 1..2..NO! Taylor barley gets his shoulder up. Riddle is up on the apron yelling at the Ref. Prichard joins in as both men are holding up 3 fingers and yelling. Taylor grabs the ropes and staggers up. Prichard and Riddle are still berating the Ref. Taylor runs up from behind, grabs Prichard, pushes him into Riddle (sending him flying off the apron) and rolls him up 1..2..3!!!! The bell rings and the crowd goes nuts! Taylor is on his knees as the Ref raises his arm. Prichard hits Taylor from behind then back suplexes him. The Fabulous Blondes run in and join in on the beating. Prichard and the Blondes continue to stomp away until Austin Idol and Hot Property run in. Idol hits Prichard from behind then throws him out of the ring by Riddle. Hot Property double drop kick the Blondes out of the ring. Idol attends to Taylor as the crowd cheers.
Schiavone: Oh my! Thank goodness Austin Idol and Hot Property came out. Well fans, on April 19th in Baltimore at Part 1 of the Spring Spectacular, Rick Martel will defend the NWA World Title against Terry Taylor. That will be one heck of an event. Fans in Norfolk, this Saturday night, the first battle royal will take place to help determine a new United States Champion. Fans, you wont want to miss these events. We'll see you next week.
Clash of Champions: Spring Spectacular- April 19th and 20th in Baltimore and Philadelphia
NWA World Title Bout
Rick Martel © vs. Terry Taylor
United States Title Bout
Winner of Battle Royal 1 vs. Winner of Battle Royal 2
US Tag Team Title Bout
Stud Stable © vs. Hot Property
Mid Atlantic Title Bout
Harley Race © vs. "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
Mil Mascaras/Mark Youngblood vs. The Assassins w/The Assassin
Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh
Tony St. Clair vs. Billy Robinson
"Boogie Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant vs. Paul Jones
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka vs. Blackjack Mulligan
More matches to be announced