Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 234: Leave That Salt Alone

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jayce Naccarato as we review the WWWF show that took place at Madison Square Garden from June 30, 1973. It is the first Madison Square Garden show that was ever broadcast on cable. On the discussion table:

–Chief Jay Strongbow vs Mr. Fuji was a match betrween two wrestlers who barely moved and the crowd was into it regardless.
–Thanks to the New York State Athletic Commission, El Olympico has to wear a baby bonnet on his head while he wrestles.
–Georgiette Krieger allows the evil spirits to remain in the corner.
–Moondog Mayne and Dottie Downs are prime examples of how people aged much more quickly fifty years ago.
–Captain Lou Albano takes his bi-annual beatdown.
–The Pedro Morales vs George Steele main event was surprisingly good.

Plus we bring up the “Haggard Housewives” scene from Goodfellas, 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 233: Buddy’s Uncomfortable Kisses

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Chris Berg as we talk wrestling events from Thanksgiving, 1982! On this week’s pod:

–The final Greensboro Thanksgiving show that is not called “Starrcade”.
–The annual tag team tournament at the Atlanta Omni, with a surprise winner.
–The saga of Bruce Walkup.
–A rare WWF Thanksgiving show at a major arena on this holiday.
–Jimmy Valiant’s other bad, endless feud.
–Kevin Sullivan’s heel turn in Florida.

Plus we share an uncomfortable stories about what’s written on Ali Hassan’s trunks and Boris Zurkov’s post-wrestling career, 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 232: Minimal Screwjob Talk

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Game Changing Wrestling’s Own Emil Jay as we review the 1997 Survivor Seires on it’s 25th Anniversary month.

As advertised, we don’t overdo talk of the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” but we take a deep dive into the event itself. On the discussion table:

–No matter what would happened with Bret Hart, Vince McMahon’s on-screen character was already in the middle of a heel turn.
–Mick Foley takes some incredible bumps on this show, but that’s been completely forgotten thanks to Hell in the Cell and the other thing that happened on this night.
–Shawn Michaels had some guts for brawling with Bret in the middle of a very hostile crowd.
–Ken Shamrock seems to be getting set up for a big push.
–Kane: many wrestling fans hated this gimmick.
–Some of the signs in the crowd were absolutely wild.

Plus Johnny Mac shares his first “this isn’t wrestling” moment, 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 and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 230: Stylish 80’s Footwear

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jeff Bowdren from the Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren and Barry podcast, and we take YOUR wrestling questions, such as:

–Of the world champions on January 1, 1970: AWA champ Verne Gagne, NWA champ Dory Funk, Jr., WWWF champion Bruno Sammartino: which one would fit best as champion of one of the other companies?
–Was Wrestlemania 3 a “coming out party” for the WWF on a national level?
–At the peak of our fandoms, what was your tv wrestling schedule like on a typical week?
–Was Memphis the only territory the Andy Kaufman angle could work in?
–Was Ric Flair’s 1991 / 1992 WWF run booked properly?
–What was the last angle or match you saw before you got “‘smart”?

Plus Johnny Mac discusses his poor fashion decisions from the 80’s AND we talk about videogames, 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 and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 229: They Fired The First Shot

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular returning guest Jammie Ward as we take a look at all things happening in the WWF during the Fall of 1982!

–The Samoans return to the WWF after leaving Georgia Championship Wrestling without dropping the tag team titles and without giving notice. This may have been the first real shot fired in the 80’s wrestling war.
–Magnificent Muraco returns after being away for a very brief time. This led some to believe he would win the WWF title from Bob Backlund.
–Big John Studd arrives in the WWF with Fred Blassie as his manager, offering prize money to anyone who can bodyslam him. We could all sense the upcoming feud with Andre The Giant.
–Eddie Gilbert becomes Bob Backlund’s new protege. Those who watch wrestling know this will not end well for either Eddie, Bob, or both.
–Pedro Morales’ reign as Intercontinental Champion rolls on.
–Tiger Mask comes to visit and delivers some unforgettable matches.

Plus there’s audio clips and Johnny Mac talks about seeing the WWF on consecutive nights, 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 and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 228: Our Boy Jimmy

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jammie Ward as we talk all things that happened in the WWF during the Fall of 1982! On this week’s podcast:

–The talk segment “Buddy Rogers’ Corner” debuts.
–Related, Jimmy Snuka finally turns babyface.
–The Bob Backlund vs Superstar Billy Graham feud rages around the territory.
–Rocky Johnson makes his WWF debut.
–Bob Backlund faces some new opponents during his trip to Florida.
–The endless Stongbow Brothers vs Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito rolls on and on.

Plus we have audio from the WWF stars and we share some great forty year old memories, , 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 and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 227: The Way It Used To Be And The Way You Like It

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we discuss and review Smoky Mountain Wrestling during the year of 1992! On this episode:

–The formation of The Heavenly Bodies, managed by Jim Cornette.
–The reunited Rock & Roll Express arrive in the territory. Did the team have anything left?
–A mystery man has put a bounty on the head of Prime Time Brian Lee, and has distributed “wanted” posters.
–Bob Armstrong plays the role of Smoky Mountain Wrestling’s Commissioner. Imagine a combination of Bill Watts and Jack Tunney. –Ron Wright, an elderly man in a wheelchair, is a heel- and it works. –The Heavenly Bodies and The Fantastics are feuding and having excellent matches.

Plus we have audio clips and Johnny Mac discusses his theory of what the long term plan of Smoky Mountain Wrestling actually was, 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 and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 225: The Final Autumn Of Greatness

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Brandown Hefner as we discuss the goings on in Georgia Championship Wrestling during the Fall of 1982! We discuss:

–Roddy Piper going from the promotion’s top heel to it’s top babyface, but it doesn’t last as he gets fired. We’ll give you the details.
–Jerry Lawler starts making appearances for the promotion as a heel.
–The Samoans, managed by Sonny King, are the tag champions but would leave without notice. We tell you why.
–The Tommy Rich vs Buzz Sawyer feud rages on.
–Paul Orndorff remains National Champion and the promotions number one threat to NWA Champion Ric Flair.
–Ivan Koloff and Iron Sheik are making waves as the dreaded “foreign menaces”.

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 and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 224: The Other Bi-Centennial Kings

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular returning guest Steve Generelli, and we field questions from the Stick To Wrestling Universe on the year 1976. On the slate:

–What if Bruno Sammartino was unable to return to the WWWF after his neck injury? Would the promotion have survived?
–What were our thoughts on the buildup to the Muhammad Ali v Antonio Inoki match, and the match itself?
–What are our thoughts on how was Terry Funk booked as NWA champion?
–How was Harley Race viewed in 1976 after his very brief run as NWA champion?
–Which promotion had the strongest roster?
–What might have happened with Johnny Valentine in 1976 had he not been disabled in a late 1975 plane crash?

Plus John and Steve do an “Extra Innings” segment where they talk baseball from the 1970’s, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: 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 223: Are You Tired Of Us Yet?

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Brad Breitzman as we discuss the goings on in the AWA in the year of 1982! We discuss:

–Hulk Hogan’s run as the promotion’s top babyface.

–Bobby Heenan’s long run as the AWA’s top manager, including the details of his return there in 1979 after managing in Georgia.

–Larry Hennig’s return, and Curt Hennig’s ascent.

–The brilliant way the AWA pushed Greg Gagne.

–The AWA’s expansion to San Francisco, with Ray Stevens and Pat Patterson in tow.

–Had Nick Bockwinkel’s run as AWA champion gone on too long?

Plus Johnny Mac complains about what some random You Tube commenter had to say about him, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: 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