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Episode 29: The Top Ten Wrestlers Of The 80’s

Johnny Mac and Seanny G are once again joined by Braddy B- Brad Breitzman, who was such a hit last week we had to have him back to continue discussing out 80’s awards-themed show- The Stickies! Brad lived in the AWA region and added great knowledge and perspective to the conversation.

We rank the top ten wrestlers of the 1980’s and share random thoughts and observations on Buddy Landell, Nick Bockwinkel, Bob Backlund, Sgt. Slaughter, Tully Blanchard, Harley Race, Barry Windham, Dusty Rhodes, Nick Bockwinkel, Junkyard Dog, Jerry Lawler, Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, Ted Dibiase, Andre The Giant, Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair.

It’s a very cool discussion. Actually, it’s wicked cool!

Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you a killer podcast- STICK TO WRESTLING!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 28: The Cocoon Of Negativity

This week on the only WICKED GOOD wrestling podcast John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by longtime fan and friend Brad Breitzman, as we present the first part of our year end awards show- The Stickies! But since our listeners wouldn’t be interested in the Best Of / Worst Of 2018, we do the Best Of / Worst Of the 1980’s. We debate and discuss:

–Most Underrated Wrestler of the 80’s.
–Overrated Wrestler of the 80’s.
–Best Feud of the 80’s.
–Worst Manager of the 80’s.
–Worst Gimmick of the 80’s.
–Best Heel of the 80’s.
–Most Overrated Wrestler of the 80’s.
–Best Heel of the 80’s.
–Biggest Shock of the 80’s.
–Worst Manager of the 80’s. And more!

This episode also references Jerry Aldini AND Tony Clifton, so how can you not listen at least twice? Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you a killer podcast- STICK TO WRESTLING!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 27: Joe Leduc Goes To The Hardware Store And Buys An Axe

Sean Goodwin is back, and this week he and John McAdam are joined by wrestling historian Beau James in the guest seat. We spend the entire sixty minutes discussing the history of Southeastern Championship Wrestling! (Which is like spending sixty minutes telling the story of World War II, but we did our best). We have bulletpoints!

–How Whitey Caldwell’s death had a deep, long term impact on the area and how incredibly big that story was in the area.

–Ronnie Garvin pins Andre The Giant. Somehow the tape disappears right before a mega-historic event. This was an eye-popping story.

–What a huge star Bob Armstrong was in Southeast.

–The story about how The Mongolian Stomper legitimately almost killed Joe LeDuc on television, and the incredible aftermath.

–An INSANE story about Joe LeDuc pulling th

–How Bob Roop was the Typhoid Mary of this area.

–Details of the roller coaster ride the area went through during the 1980’s.

Beau’s perspective, knowledge and attention to details and facts here are nothing short of amazing. Make sure you up your information game by listening closely to this show.

Tune in every week for STICK TO WRESTLING, the only WICKED GOOD wrestling podcast!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 26: Jeff Bowdren & John McAdam don’t swap wives, they swap wife stories.

Sean Goodwin has the flu! So my friend of over thirty years, Jeff “The Booker” Bowdren is the pinch hitter for this episode and he totally pulls a Kirk Gibson. Here’s what you’ll hear about on this week’s sixty minute episode:

–A tribute to the late Dynamite Kid, including abstract stuff such as his time in Calgary, Portland, and Japan. Of course we discuss his legacy as an in-ring performer, but we also discuss his book, his out of the ring reputation and issues, that time he broke Curt Hennig’s neck, and more.

–How Jeff first got into the 80’s pro wrestling underground.

–The brutal WWF travel schedule and lifestyle during the Hogan Era and the misfortune it led to.

–Jeff and I veer off into the NWA’s year of 1989, since we saw shows together including an amazing event we witnessed at the Philadelphia Civic Center the night before the 1989 Great American Bash.

–Lex Luger, who Jeff had to deal with life as a CWF fan when Lex was an off the street rookie getting a ridiculous push.

–Brian Pillman’s start in the NWA.

–Johnny Mac’s favorite Dynamite Kid moment, where he DOES NOT Stick To Wrestling.

Tune in every week for STICK TO WRESTLING, the only WICKED GOOD wrestling podcast!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 25: The Aftermath Of Thanksgiving 1987

On the last Stick To Wrestling we discussed Thanksgiving 1987, with Starrcade and The Survivor Series. This week we discuss the fallout.

–The original plans for Starrcade ’86, and how it let to Ron Garvin winning the NWA title a year later.
–Could Tully Blanchard have headlined a Starrcade?
–Why the Royal Rumble, which has been a fixture for decades, was invented.
–How the NWA blew it with the purchase of the UWF.
–The first Clash Of The Champions and the giant impact upon the industry.
–Tully Blanchard attacks a defenseless Magnum T.A., and the Midnight Rider returns.
–The history of the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup, and how the Apter Mags have a major hint on who was going to win the 1988 tournament.
–Jim Herd and his good idea that eventually died of loneliness.
–Plus John tells the story of getting his photo taken with Dusty Rhodes.

Tune in every week for STICK TO WRESTLING, the only WICKED COOL wrestling podcast!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 24: Seventeen hours in the car for a bad NWA card

On this episode we discuss Johnny Mac’s L-O-N-G Thanksgiving Weekend that was packed with wrestling back in 1987:

-Wednesday: A JCP show at the Long Island Coliseum.
-Thursday: The first-ever Survivor Series.
-Saturday: The Starrcade ’87 tape arrives via overnight mail.

John and Sean discuss these shows and the events surrounding them, as we take a snapshot of what the wrestling world was like at this time in 1987.

Tune in every week for STICK TO WRESTLING, the only WICKED COOL wrestling podcast!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 23: Viewer Mail

This week Johnny and Seanny answer questions from you, the listeners!

-What was the biggest riot each of us have ever witnessed?

-Who do we think is the best manager of all time?

-How would you guys have re-booked the WWF title situation in 1997 in order to avoid having to screw Bret Hart?

-Who would have managed Abdullah The Butcher, Kabuki, Pak Song, Nick Bockwinkel, Gino Hernandez, The Grappler, Killer Karl Kox, and Dick Murdoch in the WWF during the Bruno / Backlund eras?

-What was the biggest work in wrestling history?

And more!

Tune in every week for STICK TO WRESTLING, the only WICKED COOL wrestling podcast!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 22: A Heel Version Of The MegaPowers

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing Madison Square Garden shows from late 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. Other things we talked about:

-The real legacy of the recently passed Jose Lothario and his feud with former protege Gino Hernandez.
-Did they cancel a scheduled Madison Square Garden show after Bruno’s injury?
-Superstar Billy Graham, Ivan Koloff, and Ernie Ladd forming a miniature union of sorts and how it should have impacted the tag team titles.
-Haystack Calhoun’s level of stardom in the WWWF.
-Hey, what was the deal with Ox Baker appearing on WWF TV in 1980?
-How hot the Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf team were in 1976 and the mistakes the promotion made that ended up making them ice cold.
-Plus John shares a (hopefully) funny story about meeting Johnny Rodz and Pete Sanchez in 1982. And more!

Tune in each week for STICK TO WRESTLING, the only WICKED COOL wrestling podcast!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 21: Stan, please don’t kill Bruno for real. Thanks.

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing three Madison Square Garden shows from early 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. We take a look at Stan Hansen being REALLY careless with Bruno Sammartino and what Bruno’s absence meant to the promotion. We discuss the 1976 Shea Stadium Show and it’s top matches, and we take a look at the Muhammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki shoot. Plus there’s chess talk!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 20: Reviewing the WWWF in 1976, Part One

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing three Madison Square Garden shows from early 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. Why were WWWF main events not on last? Why was there an 11:00 PM curfew? Why did they have time limit draws and DQ finishes as part of the undercard? We tackle those issues and many more on this week’s Stick To Wrestling Podcast.

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.