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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.

Episode 19: The Day Dusty Got a Signed Baseball From a Mexican Little League Team

Part Two of John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s analysis of the 25 greatest angles in the history of Championship Wrestling from Florida, this time digging into the top ten. We also talk about the effect of Kevin Sullivan’s “cult” angle, Don Muraco’s ascent to stardom, the inherent craziness of Joe LeDuc, Paul Jones as Mr. Florida, Karl Kox as a constant entertainer, John being introduced to Jim Garvin’s character, wrestlers complaining about payoffs, the angle that launced Dusty Rhodes into superstardom. Which angle was Number One? Listen and find out!

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

Episode 18: Oh, no…Dusty got screwed out of the NWA title again!

This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin begin their discussion on the 25 greatest angles in the history of Championship Wrestling from Florida. As usual, the hour flies by as we have so much to talk about, not only the angles themselves, but the legends who participated in them such as The Funks, The Briscos, Johnny Valentine, Ernie Ladd, Harley Race, and so many more including the American Dream himself, Dusty Rhodes. Then of course we bring up the Red Sox vs Yankees series because we can’t follow simple instructions and STICK TO WRESTLING!

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

Episode 17: What If This Man’s Family Hired You To Lobby Him Into The Hall Of Fame?

This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Thomas Bane, who not only has great knowledge and enthusiasm for pro wrestling, but for Hall of Fames in general. So who better to have on than to discuss the latest ballot put out by the Wrestling Observer on behalf of it’s own Hall of Fame? We put forward all of our own top candidates and analyze their merit as to whether or not they belong on the absolute highest shelf there is. Of course, three of John McAdam’s four picks aren’t even on the ballot, because that’s just the way he his. Join us for a fun, fast moving sixty minutes of old school wrestling talk!

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