MACW TV, 3/16/85
Opening credits and theme music before we cut to Bob Caudle and David Crockett at the announce podium.
Caudle: Hello everyone, and welcome to Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling! Bob Caudle here joined by David Crockett, and David, it feels like a brand-new start here in Mid-Atlantic.
Crockett: It sure does, Bob. We've got a lot of new faces here in the territory. A new start, in a lot of ways, and a new way about doing things. You know Bob, we've always said that wins and losses matter here in Mid-Atlantic. And starting with this week's episode, we're keeping track of all the results here in Mid-Atlantic: how many matches you win, and also how you win. We're gonna use that information to develop full-fledged rankings. And by the end of the year, the bottom four in the rankings? Well, they're gonna have to look elsewhere for a place to wrestle, because they'll be receiving their release. Now it's not just about wins and losses. This is also gonna factor in where you wrestle on the card, whether or not you wrestle for a title, and much more, so we can determine who the best wrestlers here really are...
Caudle: We've got a jam-packed hour for you, fans, so let's get right to the ring for our first match.
Mr Wrestling II vs Mike Jackson
Two of the new arrivals in Mid-Atlantic go head to head. A nice reaction for the masked man, and he and Jackson shake hands as the bell rings. After a back-and-forth six minutes of sound technical grappling, Mr. Wrestling II gains some separation and clocks Jackson with his patented knee lift to score the three count. II helps Jackson to his feet after the result in a show of sportsmanship.
WIN: Mr. Wrestling II
After the match, back to the podium.
Crockett: Fans, we want to give you some information on our next big event: the Crockett Cup. It's taking place next month, a huge, two-night tag team tournament. Night 1 is the first round, April 13, in Richmond. The next night, April 14 in Norfolk, those final eight teams go at it until we declare a champion. You know, Bob, we believe we've got the best tag teams in the world here in Mid Altnaitc, and we're gonna prove it with this tournament. Sixteen teams in the field... but, we're opening up the tournament to all the other territories out there, to each send a representative, if they've got the guts. And the winners of the tournament? They're gonna split one tremendous prize: one. Million. Dollars.
There's a hubbub in the studio audience as Paul Ellering joins Caudle and Crockett. We hope to see all our great fans in Richmond and Norfolk, but if you're not able to make it? Well, we're gonna broadcast Night 2 of the Crockett Cup on closed-circuit.
There's a hubbub in the studio audience as Precious Paul Ellering comes out and joins the broadcast position.
Ellering: Bob Caudle, you might know me as a wrestler, you might know me as a manager, but I've moved on to bigger and better things. I've found the most dominant force in all of professional wrestling... Hawk... Animal... the Road Warriors. And they're coming here, to Mid-Atlantic. Allow me, as the official representative of this dominant team, to make the Road Warriors the FIRST TEAM to declare for the Crockett Cup. And trust me, they're gonna run right through the other 15 teams, doesn't matter who they are! Don't believe me? Just be here next week! Because Animal and Hawk will be here, live, and show just how tough they are!
Back from the break with a recap video from Title Night, as Duke Myers gets the best of Jimmy Golden to retain the TV Title. After the match, the Stud Stable attack Duke... but Kerry Brown runs out with a chair and makes the save. The Stud Stable leave with their tails between their legs, while Stampede Rush stand tall in the ring.
Cut to the studio, where Bob Caudle now is joined by Myers and Brown.
Caudle: All right fans, now welcome two men who definitely made a statement at Title Night: Kerry Brown and our TV Champion, Duke Myers. Guys, I gotta ask... after what we saw, are you reunited as a tag team?
Duke: No, Bob... nothing's changed from a few months ago, when Kerry and me decided to go our own ways and give it a run as singles wrestlers. But no matter what, I know he's my friend and he's got my back. Just like I've got his...
Kerry: That's 100 percent right. However... well, pal, it seems like you kinda owe me one. So, here's what I'm thinking. Next week, you put that TV title on the line... against me. What do you say?
Duke: After all we've been through, and the way you saved me from the Studs, that's the least I can do.
Myers and Brown shake hands.
Caudle: You heard it here first! Next week, Duke Myers against Kerry Brown as Stampede Rush go head to head for the Television Title! Right now, though, back to the ring!
Rocky Kernodle vs. Gene Ligon
Ligon pulls every dirty trick in the book trying to score the win in this one, but Kernodle fights off every one of them. After about 5 minutes of back-and-forth action, Ligon seems to finally have Kernodle down for the count, hoists him for a slam... Kernodle drops down off his shoulder, runs him forward into the ropes, pushes him off... into an O'Connor Roll for the 1, 2, 3!
WIN: Rocky Kernodle
Back from the break to a close-up of the well-coiffed androgynous face of Adrian Street. It zooms out to reveal him in a smoking jacket and silk pajamas, sitting in a wingbacked chair in front of a roaring fire, holding a snifter of brandy.
Street: Hello there, peasants... My name is Lord Adrian Street. And soon, you plebians will be graced with my presence there in Mid-Atlantic wrestling. Now I've been watching from afar, watching all you so-called world-class athletes muck about with your idea of “wrestling”. All that punching and kicking and blood! Eww! (he shudders) Dreadful...
Street takes a sip of the brandy, smacking his lips with relish.
Street: I'm coming to bring some class, some composure, and some elegance to your proceedings. And I already have a few of you in my sights... stay tuned, my pretties...
Street drinks his brandy as the picture fades out.
Dick Murdoch vs. Steve Gatorwolf
A superstar-worthy reaction for Captain Redneck as he makes his way to the ring. Gatorwolf tries to jump Murdoch at the opening bell but this goes very poorly for him. Murdoch responds with some West Texas clubbering and things go south for Gatorwolf from there. After less than two minutes, Murdoch hooks Gatorwolf and delivers his patented brain buster for the three count.
WIN: Dick Murdoch
Murdoch goes and joins Bob Caudle and David Crockett at the podium.
Crockett: Now joined by Captain Redneck, Dick Murdoch... and Dick, a lotta people were surprised not only to see you as the man behind the mask at Title Night... but also to end up helping your opponent Brett Wayne Sawyer against the Sheik and Nikolai.
Murdoch: Ya know I think it's time I let you and everyone in this studio... in that locker room... and everybody at home... know some things about me. I've done a lotta things I'm not proud of, and before we're said and done, I'll probably do a lot more. I'm a beer-drinking, truck-driving redneck. I'm gonna look out for number one, no matter what. I might be a double-crossin', rule-breakin'-, no-good SOB... but above all things, first and foremost, I am an American. And I will NEVER stand by, while somebody tries to come in here and push some other agenda! Because this is the greatest country in the world!
The studio audience breaks into a U-S-A chant.
Murdoch glares into the camera... as a slender, young, brown-haired man with a pencil-thin mustache wanders up to the broadcast podium.
Man: U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! Ha HA! Oui!
He gives Murdoch an enthusiastic clap on the shoulder.
Man: Allo! Bienvenue! Je'mapelle Armand Rougeau, no? We are... 'ow you say... very happy to be here in Mid-Atlantic! Viva la U-S-A! My brothers, Jacques and Raymond, we are ze great fans of you, no? Captaine Plouc! Ha HA! Might I have your... autograph, mon ami?
Murdoch: My autograph?
Armand: Oui! You are, 'ow they say, ze wrestling veteran, no? I wanted to get your autograph before you go, 'ow they say, out to pasture?
Murdoch: Why you little...
Murdoch grabs Armand by the shirt.
Murdoch: No quiche-eatin', wine-drinkin' FRENCHMAN is gonna tell ME that I'm over the hill! Why, I--
Murdoch gets cut off as two more men run into the shot and attack him from behind. It's the other Rougeaus, Jacques and Raymond! Murdoch crumples under the 3-on-1 attack as all three brothers lay the boots to him. The Rougeaus end their assault by pulling the podium down on top of Murdoch! Captain Redneck has been left in a heap!
Armand: And we are from QUEBEC! Idiot!
Crockett: My God, we gotta get some help out here!
Back from the break and some what order has been restored. The new Russian signee, Korchenko, is in the ring... until rock music hits. The studio audience erupts as Lex Luger walks into the arena.
Lex Luger vs. Korchenko
“The Total Package” going one on one with the Russian in a battle between two strong, beefy individuals. A somewhat slow pace, as Korchenko tries to pound Luger into oblivion... but Luger won't be denied. He makes a comeback, rocking Korchenko with a couple of clotheslines, followed by a back elbow smash and a scoop slam. Luger fires Korchenko HARD into the far corner off the turnbuckles, then hits a powerslam off the ropes. Korchenko up, favoring his lower back... and scooped onto Luger's shoulders in the Torture Rack backbreaker! Korchenko submits! It's over!
WIN: Lex Luger
Luger flexes for the cameras, as we cut to a recap of the tag title match from Title Night, where Gino Hernandez and Masked Superstar helped the Andersons dethrone the British Bulldogs.
Back to the studio, where J.J. Dillon, Gino, Superstar, the Andersons, and Miss Elizabeth all are in the ring. All the men are wearing suits and the four champs have their title belts prominently displayed.
Dillon: Ladies and gentlemen, take a look. You're seeing the four greatest wrestlers in this territory, holding the four major championships. And Duke Myers, after that Championship Challenge tomorrow night, we'll be coming for that TV Title next! We're not here to make a statement... we're not here to win friends or fans... we're here to take over. So get ready, because we're making a Power Play on this entire promotion!
The champions pose in the ring with their title belts next to a gleeful JJ Dillon.
Cut to a run down of the upcoming Mid-Atlantic events!
-3/28, Melbourne FL
-4/1, Greenville SC
-4/2, Worldwide taping in Spartanburg SC
Jimmy Valiant vs Mr Pogo (w/ Oliver Humperdink)
Back from the break and Valiant's music hits and the studio audience goes wild! They love the Boogie Woogie Man here in Mid-Atlantic! Valiant dances all around the ringside area, slapping hands and such, then climbs into the ring and beckons for Pogo. Mr. Pogo and Humperdink make the entrance... and then Sir Oliver pauses, extending two fingers to the camera. He turns, gestures, and SIKA and KOKINA come out and join Pogo! The Samoans are here! Valiant showing no fear, both fists clenched, when
Crockett: OH MY GOD IT'S THE BUTCHER!
Abdullah the Butcher has come through the crowd from another entrance and attacks Jimmy Valiant from behind! Now Sika, Kokina and Pogo hit the ring. A four-on-one beatdown as Humperdink directs traffic! Abdullah now has a weapon, and he's going to carve up the head of Valiant, but he's fighting like mad! Both Samoans holding the arms of Boogie...
Here comes some help from the locker room!
Tim Horner and Tyree Pride hit the ring. They both get clobbered and tossed.
Caudle: We gotta get some more help out here!
Crockett: Wait a minute!
Mike Graham is out here, and he's got a chair! He blasts Sika, then smashes the chair over Kokina's head. It splinters into a million pieces... but THE SAMOAN BEHEMOTH IS UNFAZED! He rocks Graham with an open-handed strike to the throat and he collapses!
Caudle: It's JYD and Lex Luger!
Indeed, the Dog and Luger hit the ring. They start slugging it out with Kokina and Pogo. Valiant is firing fists at Abdullah! The referee frantically calling for the bell as the episode comes to a chaotic conclusion!!!