Episode 124: Starz

This week STICK TO WRESTLING keeps it local with Natick, MA’s own Dave Flaherty! Dave moved from Natick to Florida over fifty years ago, so he’s more than qualified to talk classic wrestling from the Sunshine State! We discuss:

–Jack Brisco getting a monster push in the 70’s. Dave said Jack was forced down everyone’s throat!

–Dusty Rhodes’ famous turn in 1974.

–Jim Crockett lending talent to the group in 1987.

–Dave being present when Terry Funk won the NWA title in Miami Beach in 1975.

–Dusty Rhodes trying to resurrect the territory in 1989.

And more, plus Johnny Mac talks “Bedlam From Boston” and Dave shares a memory that makes John seek out a song that he hadn’t heard or thought of since sixth grade, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 123: Of Course You Should Buy A House

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Brad Breitzman. Brad grew up right in the heart of the AWA territory, and we discuss that promotion. Topics included are:

–Bobby Heenan’s departures from the AWA in 1978 and again in 1984.

–Verne Gagne’s retirement and his subsequent vacating the AWA title.

–When the AWA stopped being “major league” in our eyes.

–How the “Dusty finish” played out in the Twin Cities in 1983.

–Stan Hansen’s reign as AWA champion, what went right and what went wrong.

Plus Brad has a cool story about the night Otto Wanz won the AWA title, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 122: Faithless In 1990

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING, we’re joined by Noted Humorist Scott Cornish and we answer your questions!

At what point did we lose faith in the NWA?

What if the WWF worked with Andy Kaufman instead of Memphis?

If Harley Race doesn’t beat Terry Funk for the NWA Title, who do you put in his place?

Steve Austin’s neck never recovers from Owen Hart’s botched piledriver in 1997. What’s the main event at Wrestlemania 14 and does WWE still win the wrestling war?

How would Nick Bockwinkle have done in the NWA or WWF?

Which was the best Clash of the Champions special?

Plus we tip our hats to Eddie Van Halen, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 121: Punk Rock Wayne

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING, we’re joined by Scott Cornish and we answer your questions!

–What if the NWA landed Sgt. Slaughter in 1985?

–Would we prefer Bill Watts vs Bruno, or Terry Funk vs Backlund?

–Could Rollerball Mark Rocco have been a star in the The U.S?

–Did guaranteed contracts kill the territories?

Plus Scott and Johnny Mac talk about the connections between punk rock and pro wrestling, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 120: Getting Rude In The Hall

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined for the first time by Dave Dynasty, and we discuss the first ever episode of various topics, including:

–Wrestler of the 80’s.

–Wrestler of the 90’s.

–Should Rick Rude be in the Observer Hall of Fame?

–Our most disappointing no-shows at live events

–The best ever Wrestlemania match.

–Our high points and low point as a fans.

Plus Dave talks about growing up watching Dick The Bruiser’s WWA promotion, and more. So what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 119: Don’t Visit The Doctor

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Tyler Judd, and we discuss the first ever episode of Tuesday Night Titans! Included in the conversation:

–Lord Alfred Hays says old time wrestlers were “beer swillers and wench chasers”.

–A disturbing vignette featuring Dr. D David Schultz.

–The WWF crew terrorizes a local talk show.

–Afa and Sika make soup.

–Lou Albano, underappreciated genius.

–Andre The Giant was really, really big.

Plus Panthers fan Tyler and Patriots fan Johnny Mac talk about Cam Newton’s debut in New England, and the 30th anniversary of The Black Scorpion so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 118: …And Say You’re Sorry

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined for the first time by Brent Nicholas and we discuss shows that took place this week in 1986! Included in the conversation:

–Terry Gordy, who as UWF world champion eld up favorably compared to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. One Man Gang as UWF champion did not.

–Terry Funk pretending to blow out his knee at Wrestlemania 2 so that he could leave the WWF right away.

–The abysmal failure of Dick Slater’s “The Rebel” gimmick in the WWF and how his career never recovered from it.

–Jimmy Snuka vs Colonel DeBeers, perhaps the worst feud of all time.

–Who would have been a better opponent for Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2? We consider Nikita Koloff, Bruiser Brody, and Terry Gordy.

–The Midnight Rockers looked like a joke when they debuted…then the bell rang.

Plus we discuss the controversial Vince McMahon / Trish Stratus angle and storyline from 2001, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 117: Artificial Charisma

This week Steve Generalli returns to Stick To Wrestling and we talk the year of 1979 in the WWWF, which became the WWF that year. We dig into:

–Victor Rivera returning as a heel.

–The return of Bulldog Brower after a “team of doctors” declared him stable enough to compete.

–Greg Valentine’s debut, and him introducing the figure four leglock to the Northeast and breaking Cheif Jay Strongbow’s leg with it.

–The oddball pushes given to Roddy Piper and Bad News Allen Coage.

–The Valiants adding a third brother to the mix.

–A preliminary guy named Bob Fulton who would go onto big things.

And much, much more! Plus Johnny Mac goes on a non-wrestling related rant, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 116: Catching The Towel

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Shawn Heimberger as we take questions from our listeners! We answer:

What if Hogan goes to the WWF with Verne’s belt, craps on the AWA and effectively kills off the AWA in 84?

Could Steve Keirn have succeeded or exceeded Backlund’s reign if given the opportunity as WWWF champion?

What if Vince McMahon never got the USA network spot. Who could or should have gotten the spot and what would Vince’s next plan of attack be?

What happens if David Von Erich doesn’t die?

Would longer, multi year title reigns would work in today’s wrestling environment?

What if Vince McMahon kept the TBS show as it’s own show and ran Georgia as a satellite promotion?

And much, much more! Plus Johnny Mac tells the story of one of his friends catching Bob Backlund’s towel at the old Boston Garden so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps, indeed, we will give you a rawbone podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 115: Gambling On Kerry

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we’re joined by Shawn Heimberger as we take questions from our listeners! We answer:

–What if Tully & Arn do not leave The NWA in 1988?

–What if Dynamite Kid doesn’t demand that the British Bulldogs drop the belts to the Hart Foundation instead of Sheik and Volkoff? Does Bret’s career ever take off?

–What if Ted DiBiase was given the NWA Title in 1981 instead of Ric Flair?

–What if Bill Watts gets the WTBS time slot instead of Jim Crockett?

–What if Ric Flair leaves for the WWF in 1988?

–What happens if Jerry Jarrett buys the AWA?

–What if Hulk Hogan stays in Hollywood after Rocky3? Who is the man in the WWF?

–What if Austin Idol takes the Hogan spot in ‘83 in WWF?

–What were Bruno’s top three feuds?

Plus Shawn schools Johnny Mac on Roberto Duran, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and perhaps, indeed, we will give you a rawbone podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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