The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 06.05.82

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 06.05.82

Taped from Charlotte, NC

Your host is Bob Caudle, who is all about tag teams and telling us about all the great tag teams in Mid-Atlantic this week!  I’m sure everyone will be competing for the NWA World tag team titles!

No wait, I’ve just been informed that in fact that will not happening at all.

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 05.01.82

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 05.01.82

I had wanted to do some Crockett stuff earlier in the week, but I already had Superstars in the can when he passed so I figured I might as well get it posted first.  But what better way to pay tribute to an all time great promoter than by taking a look at Slaughter’s Privates for our weekly check-up.

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 04.03.82

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 04.03.82

Sure, having old Wrestling Challenge on the Network now is exciting, and moving all the content to Peacock is big news, but what about Slaughter’s Privates?  Will Slaughter’s Privates end up all over Peacock?  Or will they be cut off? The people demand an answer.

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Final Conflict 83 – 03.12.83

The SmarK Rant for NWA Final Conflict 83 – 03.12.83

OK, people have been asking me for my opinion on the Slaughter & Kernodle v. Steamboat & Youngblood match, so I figured I’d take a look at the full(ish) card that’s up on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ripeKNwLGp4&ab_channel=4WrestlingFans

Taped in Greensboro, NC, drawing 16,000 or so people, with the footage apparently saved by Private Jim Nelson/Boris Zhukov. Bob Caudle provides commentary, with David Crockett joining later, and it’s pristine footage shot with multiple cameras. So this show was MASSIVE, with stories of a sellout of the building and then traffic backed up for miles from people trying to purchase walkup tickets.

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 02.20.82

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 02.20.82

I know these have never been particularly popular, but after watching that episode of All-Star Wrestling, I thought I’d once again journey back to North Carolina to compare what the opposition was like at the time compared to the garbage being pumped out by Vince Sr.

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