Episode 314: Let’s Poison The Salad Bar!

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we discuss Portland Wrestling and we do a review of their year of 1984! We talk Roddy Piper, Billy Jack Haynes, Dynamite Kid, Don Owen, Raven / Scotty The Body, Brett Sawyer, Rip Oliver, Buddy Rose, Matt Borne, Tom Prichard, Jules Strongbow, Curt Hennig, Ed Wiskowski, Bobby Jaggers, Mike Miller, Mando Guerrero, Stan Stasiak, Kendo Nagasaki, Jerry Grey, Tommy Rogers, and more!

Plus we discuss Missy Hyatt’s recent allegations against Vince McMahon, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 313: That Man Has Fruit

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Thomas Bane. In 1984 a mundane, small city talk show called “It’s Your Turn Lehigh Valley” is raided by Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Fred Blassie, Vince McMahon, and Sgt. Slaughter. What could possibly go wrong? The poor little host is in over her head with these gentlemen, and it provides some tremendous entertainment.

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

 

Episode 312: A National Treasure

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Generelli continue our review the WWF from forty years ago, May 1984! We talk Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Jesse Ventura, Cyndi Lauper, Vince McMahon, Paul Orndorff, Bobo Brazil, Sgt. Slaughter, Fred Blassie, Hulk Hogan, Wendi Richter, Bob Orton Jr, Gorilla Monsoon, Jimmy Snuka, Greg Valentine, Gene Okerlund, Tony Atlas, Andre The Giant, Mr. Fuji, Rocky Johnson, Ivan Putski, Tito Santana, Iron Sheik, Fabulous Moolah, Buzz Sawyer, David Schultz, The Samoans, and more! This episode has been voted voted the 34th best podcast of all time!

Plus we provide lots of rare and fantastic audio from this era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 311: Can The Captain Deliver Her?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Generelli review the WWF from forty years ago, May 1984! We talk Hulk Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Gene Okerlund, Andre The Giant, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse Ventura, Wendi Richter, Jimmy Snuka, Rocky Johnson, Tito Santana, David Schultz, Fabulous Moolah, Bobo Brazil, Paul Orndorff, Akira Maeda, The Samoans, Buzz Sawyer, Iron Sheik, Greg Valentine, Tonga Kid, Ivan Putski, Mr. Fuji, Tony Atlas, Chief Jay Strongbow, Bob Orton Jr, Fred Blassie, Tony Garea, and more!

Plus we provide lots of rare and fantastic audio from this era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman 

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 310: Trumpet Fanfare

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we are joined by popular returning guest Chris Zaucha, and we take mailbag questions regarding the most popular faction in the history of Pro Wrestling- The Four Horsemen! On the discussion table:

–What was the story behind Lex Luger replacing Ole Anderson in the Horsemen?
–Tully Blanchard and Ric Flair were not exactly cozy in 1985. What brought them together?
–Could the Horsemen have worked without J.J. Dillon?
–Who else would have fit in the group?
–What should have been done with the Horsemen after Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard left for the WWF?
–Were the Midnight Express ever considered as potentially joining the Horsemen?

Plus we tell who who was “too much like Arn Anderson” for the Horsemen, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman and Mike Sempervive

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

 

Episode 309: World’s Saddest Babyface

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review the 1984 Texas Stadium Spectacular, which was forty years ago. The dream came true and Kerry Von Erich became the NWA world heavyweight champion! Discussed on this episode:

–Was David Von Erich supposed to win the NWA title? We actually have a new take on this forty year old mystery.
–On this show the promotion laid the groundwork for the rest of 1984, and well into 1985. We tell you about it.
–Should World Class have had more outside talent on this show?
–We tell you about the wrestler on this show who was trying to turn himself into a traveling attraction, much like Andre The Giant.
–Was this show the absolute apex of World Class Championship Wrestling?
–The Von Erichs chasing the NWA title dates all the way back to Fritz vs Gene Kiniski. We discuss that.

Plus Johnny Mac takes a shot at David Manning, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 308: Indoor Voices

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Gennerelli continue their deep dive into the WWF’s national expansion of 1984! Discussed on this episode:

–It’s only April and the WWF has radically changed since the beginning of the year.
–Bob Backlund’s interviews have gone from bad to downright cringeworthy.
–Tito Santana has a unique challenger for the Intercontinental title at Madison Square Garden.
–A really bad event in a major arena.
–Private Terry Daniels was Sgt. Slaughter’s protege. Was this done correctly?
–The Tonga Kid is losing matches in the opener, just months before he would propel into the main event at Madison Square Garden.

Plus there’s lots of rare audio from the promotion, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 307: Had I Gone Into A Coma In 1988…

John McAdam and Steve Generelli are back discussing the WWF’s historic national expansion of 1984, reviewing everything that happened that April. A lot was going on and we discuss…

–The WWF debuts in Detroit, giving one the the United States biggest cities their first taste of major league wrestling in close to five years.
–The Iron Sheik is getting heat like we’ve never seen before.
–Was Bob Backlund supposed to turn heel early during Hogan’s title reign?
–The tag team of Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch have arrived in the WWF, and they were very unique to that territory. Meaning, they were a tag team that was actually good.
–It’s 1984, and WWF cage matches are still disappointing.
–Roddy Piper really did have stamina. We’ll tell you all about it.

Plus there’s lots of rare audio from this era and we discuss the biggest surprises to arrive in the WWF during the Hogan Era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast

Produced by Lou Kipilman

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

 

Episode 306: The Six Pack

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we speak with Brad Balukjian, author of “The Six Pack”! Brad drove 12,525 miles around the country to interview Tony Atlas, Iron Sheik, Sgt. Slaughter, Tito Santana, Jim Troy, Jose Luis Rivera, and many of Hulk Hogan’s childhood friends. One does not have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy this book, and Brad is every bit as interesting to speak with as he is to read. This is can’t miss episode!

Plus Brad tells us a bit about what he’s discovered outside of wrestling, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 305: Naming Pornographic Films

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jeff Bowdren! We talk Wrestlemania, C.M. Punk, Paul Levesque, AEW, promotional wars, Tony Khan, and much more. A fun listen, guaranteed or your money back!

Plus we don’t stick to wrestling and we talk about sports and other things like Caitlin Clark, Lawrence Taylor, Drake Maye, Deion Sanders, and more.

So what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode! STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network