Episode 251: Dusty Bashing Season

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we take a look at the NWA during the Spring of 1988! Lot’s to discuss here with the first Clash of the Champions special, the Crockett Cup tournament, Lex Luger’s recent turn, the Midnight Rider, and there were only three members of the Four Horsemen…until Barry Windham’s turn. On the discussion table:

–We took questions from the Stick To Wrestling Universe, and most of the questions were about Dusty Rhodes’ role as the booker of the company. What should have been done with Dusty?
–Nikita Koloff returns! Or was it Nikita’s much smaller younger brother?
–Al Perez and Gary Hart invade the NWA. Why did we expect more from them?
–The NWA had the mother of all angles just sitting there waiting for them, and they blew it. We’ll tell you which one it was.
–Why did Sting get the main event at the Clash of the Champions instead of Lex Luger?
–Can the NWA of this timeframe be discussed without a long talk about the Midnight Rider?

Plus Johnny Mac provides two big, diverse answers to the “who should have replaced Dusty Rhodes as the NWA’s booker” question, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 250: One Hundred Years Of Brian Last

We celebrate the 250th edition of STICK TO WRESTLING by being joined by Arcadian Vanguard’s founder – The Great Brian Last! It’s a lively and fun conversation as we discuss, among other things:

–Would Sgt. Slaughter have made a good opponent for Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2?
–What should have been done with Bob Backlund after the left the WWF?
–We share our Mount Rushmore of bad announcers.
–What WWF tag teams would we have liked to have seen in a Crockett Cup tournament?
–Should Eric Embry have been a bigger star?
–What’s the angriest pro wrestling has ever made us?

Plus Johnny Mac shares a really disgusting story about attending a Cincinnati Reds game, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 249: He Can Read

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Gregg Savarese, and we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 14! Discussed on this week’s episode:

–A pre-show public workout that drew a sea of people and got a huge amount of local coverage.
–The WWF gIves the Road Warriors one last chance to reclaim their 80’s stardom.
–Gennifer Flowers was on two segments on the show. When was the last time her name crossed your mind?
–Why juNior heavyweights / cruiserweights never get over in the United States.
–The type of storyline for the Undertaker vs Kane feud was like something we’d never seen before. Did we love it or hate it?
–Shawn Michaels was FURIOUS after the show. We tell you why.

Gregg attended the show live and has some great anecdotes from that night and we have an Extra Innings segment where we discuss the greatest omission of the Baseball Hall of Fame, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 248: Randy Savage Punched Him

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by new guest Mike Fahey as we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Wrestlemania 9! On the discussion table this week:

–Randy Savage may not have been a good color commentator, but he had a sweet right hook. Just ask Hulk Hogan.
–Jim Ross makes his television debut with the WWF. Ross would become synonymous with the WWF but he felt out of place on this day.
–Hulk Hogan was Hulk Hogan and where he went, the spotlight followed. We discuss how difficult it is to book around that.
–Bobby Heenan has some jokes about Jim Ross being from Oklahoma…enough of them to make the jokes the entire focus of his afternoon.
–We tell you who Shawn Michaels was supposed to wrestle on this day.
–How Vince McMahon seeing a particular movie ended up as a huge break for an indy wrestler named Chris Chavis.

It’s a historic Wrestlemania for Johnny Mac and he’ll tell you why, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 247: Ice Cream or Cancer?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review and celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 4! We discuss:

–Is the story true? Was Ted Dibiase originally scheduled to win the WWF title at Wrestlemania 4?
–How the finish of the tournament was leaked to major media outlets.
–It was borderline shocking to see some of the freakish physiques displayed on this afternoon.
–Was Greg Valentine‚Äôs win over Ricky Steamboat really that big of an upset?
–Did there really need to be fourteen wrestlers in the tournament?
–Bobby Heenan has a drastically reduced role than from the year before.
–Was this the worst Pay Per View ever presented by a major wrestling company?

Plus Johnny Mac shares a story about why the entire crew of wrestlers seemed not to be at their best on this afternoon, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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