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Episode 212: Omni Supershow

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Jammie Ward as we continue to discuss 1982 Georgia Championship Wrestling and the July 4, 1982 supercard at the Omni in Atlanta. We talk Ric Flair, Bob Backlund, Dusty Rhodes, Gordon Solie, Paul Orndorff, Roddy Piper, The Freebirds, Stan Hansen, Buzz Sawyer, Jimmy Snuka, Ole Anderson, Ivan Putski, The Samoans, Kevin Sullivan, Tommy Rich, and much more!

There’s a ton of audio from the WTBS studio that is part of the podcast, plus there’s an extra innings segment you don’t want to miss, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a wicked good and rawboned podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 211: Refreshments For The Less Fortunate

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jammie Ward! We celebrate the 40th Anniversary of a supercard held in Atlanta, GA, featuring the last ever “unification match” between the NWA champion vs the WWF champion as Ric Flair takes on Bob Backlund. Some highlights from the episode:

—There’s audio and lots of it. We hear from Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Bob Backlund, The Freebirds, Magnificent Muraco, Tommy Rich, Ole Anderson, Stan Hansen, Mr. Wrestling II, and more.

—We’re not 100 percent sure if this is actually a unification match based on the mixed signals we’re getting from the WTBS show. Doesn’t matter, we all knew by this point that unification matches did not ever have conclusive finishes.

—Dusty Rhodes loses 35 pounds in two months thanks to the diet and exercise regimens provided by none other than Kevin Sullivan!

—The Freebirds, Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy, are back together and are feuding with the team of Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen and also with The Samoans.

—He couldn’t decide if he was Mr. X or Dr. X, but Magnificent Muraco was in Georgia looking like a million dollars.

—We do not approve of Bob Backlund’s 1982 fashion choices.

Plus Jammie shares a crazy Tommy Rich story and Dan Driessen’s name comes up, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a wicked good and rawboned podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 210: The Four Minute Giveaway

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Frank Culbertson, who is a lifelong fan of the Portland Wrestling territory! We discuss that promotion, and we hit the following points:

–Who should be on Portland’s Mount Rushmore?

–What were the territory’s schedule and payoffs like?

–Should Brett Sawyer have had a bigger career?

–When did the territory start to drop off?

–What was it like when Portland switched to a Memphis booking style?

–Should the Portland territory have expanded to Northern California after Roy Shires stopped promoting?

Plus we discuss the recently released “Katie Bar The Door” book on Portland Wrestling history and McAdam throws some serious shade at former Oregon State Athletic Commissioner Bruce Anderson, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a wicked good and rawboned podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 209: Memories Of Memphis

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest by Steve Crawford, and we discuss the glory days of Memphis Wrestling. Steve grew up not far from where the promotion was based and he shares some outstanding memories. We discuss:

–Jimmy Hart was literally silent on television until Jerry Lawler’s 1980 leg injury. How long before Hart inevitably turns on Lawler?

–Who’s a guy who “clicked” in Memphis, but was never a big deal outside of that territory?

–We talk about trading for Memphis VHS tapes back in the day.

–Did Jerry Lawler have better chemistry with Austin Idol or Bill Dundee?

–What if Jim Cornette took over as the Memphis booker after departing WCW in 1990?

–Could the WWF used Jerry Lawler as it’s national expansion centerpiece based on his appearance on Late Night with David Letterman?

Plus Steve Crawford provides valuable historic information regarding the Jarrett / Gulas split in 1977 and the near split between Jarrett and Lawler in 1983 AND we provide bonus material where we discuss out five favorite albums of 1982, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 208: World Class With A Different Lance

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Lance Peterson, who lived in Dallas during the glory days of World Class Championship Wrestling. He saw all of the big angles, went to the Texas Stadium shows, the Cotton Bowl shows, and much more. We discuss:

–The rise of the Von Erichs as mainstream stars in the Metroplex.

–WCCW’s break from the NWA.

–The creation of a Von Erich cousin named Lance.

–The return of Gino Hernandez, right when it was needed.

–Highlights from the Fort Worth TV show that only aired in the Metroplex.

–The downfall of WCCW.

Plus we beat the dead horse of the “Was David Von Erich promised the NWA title” question, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

STICK TO WRESTING. Give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a wicked good and rawboned podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 207: The King of Recovery Kills It Again

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by the F******G KING OF RECOVERY, Jim Valley! We discuss the 1987 Year End Awards that perhaps, indeed, should have been.

–1987 Wrestler of the Year.

–1987 Match of the Year.

–1987 Promotion of the Year

–1987 Feud of the Year

–1987 Rookie of the Year

Hey, last week’s pod was a setup for this week’s pod, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

STICK TO WRESTING. Give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a wicked good and rawboned podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 206: 1987 Awards, 35 Years Later.

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is again joined by popular guest host Jim Valley!

What should the year-end awards have been in 1987? Wrestler of the Year, Best on Interviews, Best Promotion, Match of the Year, Biggest Shock..re-live 1987 with Jim on the latest STICK TO WRESTLING!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 205: Hogan Was In It, So He Went

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Matt Mann as we discuss what was going on in wrestling forty years ago, during the month of May 1982. On this week’s episode:

–Rocky III is released, forever linking Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

–Mid-South Wrestling holds a SuperDome show that draws over 21,000.

–Jimmy Garvin turns heel and becomes “Gorgeous Jimmy”, finally breaking out of the mid-card.

–Leroy Brown wrestling Ric Flair on the main event at The Omni?

–You were never, ever supposed to miss a St. Louis show. But Sam Muchnick retired so Jack Brisco did.

–Former college football teammates Ted Dibiase and Tully Blanchard square off.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about the first great wrestling match he had ever seen, 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 rawboned and wicked good podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 204: Magic Pacifying Gun

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Kurt Brown, who is also known as Vandal Drummond and probably a few other names. It’s a great hour as we talk about:

–Incredibly Strange Wrestling. This was a real promotion.

–Kurt first discovering pro wrestling at a young age.

–Mil Mascaras not getting his just due.

–Titanes En El Ring airing in Los Angeles every week.

–Roddy Piper’s initial heel turn.

–How Kurt got started in the wrestling business.

And much, much more, plus what a week to talk about Cletus The Fetus, 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 rawboned and wicked good podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 203: Heart Throb Buzz Sawyer

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Vincent Waller, and we continue discussing the February 27, 1982 episode of Georgia Championship Wrestling. We discuss:

–Yes, Buzz Sawyer was being pushed as a heart throb type months before this episode. We talk about it.

–Tommy Rich says something that makes Ric Flair come unglued!

–Gary Hart’s career had it’s ups and downs, but no manager was better than he was at this point in time.

–Let’s say the exact same thing about Gordon Solie’s announcing.

–Dusty Rhodes talks about wrestlers who were not currently wrestling for the promotion, which is an interesting twist.

–Giant, Oscar Gamble level perms were still a big thing with the Georgia crew at this time. We discuss the matter.

Plus Gordon Solie wishes a fan a Happy 100th Birthday, and wishes another fan a speedy recovery after a car wreck, 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 rawboned and wicked good podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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