Tag Archives: 1980’s

Episode 128: Mixing Up The Daves

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by longtime fan Will Rickard, who shares his experiences growing up watching Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and attending the shows there. We discuss:

–The infamous traffic jam caused by the sold out show featuring Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood vs Sgt. Slaughter and Private Don Kernodle in a Cage Match.

–The brilliant angle where Jack and Jerry Brisco turned heel.

–The day Will was “smartened up” to the business.

–The angle where Bob Orton Jr turned on Ric Flair, allowing he and Dick Slater to collect the bounty Harler Race placed on Ric.

–The WWF’s invasion of the Carolinas.

–Hulk Hogan getting booed out of the building in Greeensboro as a babyface during the early Nitro days.

And more, plus Johnny Mac debunks an old rumor about The Freebirds, 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 127: Shaving Bobby’s Back

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Al Getz of the “Charting The Territories” Arcadian Vanguard podcast! We had a blast doing the show as we discussed:

–Al’s background as a wrestling manager and someone who handled various behind-the-scene tasks.

–How Al uses actual metrics to accurately represent a wrestler’s spot in a territory.

–Modern Wrestling vs Classic Wrestling.

–How Al does off-internet historic wrestling research.

–The 1984 “Mr. R” angle in Georgia.

–All Elite Wrestling, and why the Orange Cassidy persona works.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about his adventure in Kenosha, Wisconsin 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 126: Frumpy’s Advice

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Jeff Bowdren! It’s a Georgia Championship Wrestling episode, and we discuss:

–The Mount Rushmore of Georgia Wrestling.

–Roddy Piper’s impact on the territory.

–Pushing Buzz Sawyer and Brett Sawyer as the promotion’s top stars.

–The arrival of The Road Warriors.

–Black Saturday.

–The demise if the territory, and the awful early Saturday morning show they tried to run with.

Plus Johnny Mac does a PERFECT impersonation of Austin Idol’s dog, 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 125: Valentine’s Favorite Stereo Salesman

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Mike Gunter, who grew up in North Carolina in the 1970’s as a big fan of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling! This week we discuss:

–The ascent of Ric Flair as a superstar.

–The territory transitioning from a tag team based territory to a singles territory featuring the United States title.

–Roddy Piper’s arrival in the Carolinas.

–Dusty Rhodes arrival as booker and top star.

–Ric Flair’s turning full-fledged heel in 1985.

And more, including Mike opening up about his friendship with Jack Brisco, 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 124: Starz

This week STICK TO WRESTLING keeps it local with Natick, MA’s own Dave Flaherty! Dave moved from Natick to Florida over fifty years ago, so he’s more than qualified to talk classic wrestling from the Sunshine State! We discuss:

–Jack Brisco getting a monster push in the 70’s. Dave said Jack was forced down everyone’s throat!

–Dusty Rhodes’ famous turn in 1974.

–Jim Crockett lending talent to the group in 1987.

–Dave being present when Terry Funk won the NWA title in Miami Beach in 1975.

–Dusty Rhodes trying to resurrect the territory in 1989.

And more, plus Johnny Mac talks “Bedlam From Boston” and Dave shares a memory that makes John seek out a song that he hadn’t heard or thought of since sixth grade, 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 123: Of Course You Should Buy A House

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Brad Breitzman. Brad grew up right in the heart of the AWA territory, and we discuss that promotion. Topics included are:

–Bobby Heenan’s departures from the AWA in 1978 and again in 1984.

–Verne Gagne’s retirement and his subsequent vacating the AWA title.

–When the AWA stopped being “major league” in our eyes.

–How the “Dusty finish” played out in the Twin Cities in 1983.

–Stan Hansen’s reign as AWA champion, what went right and what went wrong.

Plus Brad has a cool story about the night Otto Wanz won the AWA title, 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 122: Faithless In 1990

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING, we’re joined by Noted Humorist Scott Cornish and we answer your questions!

At what point did we lose faith in the NWA?

What if the WWF worked with Andy Kaufman instead of Memphis?

If Harley Race doesn’t beat Terry Funk for the NWA Title, who do you put in his place?

Steve Austin’s neck never recovers from Owen Hart’s botched piledriver in 1997. What’s the main event at Wrestlemania 14 and does WWE still win the wrestling war?

How would Nick Bockwinkle have done in the NWA or WWF?

Which was the best Clash of the Champions special?

Plus we tip our hats to Eddie Van Halen, 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 120: Getting Rude In The Hall

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined for the first time by Dave Dynasty, and we discuss the first ever episode of various topics, including:

–Wrestler of the 80’s.

–Wrestler of the 90’s.

–Should Rick Rude be in the Observer Hall of Fame?

–Our most disappointing no-shows at live events

–The best ever Wrestlemania match.

–Our high points and low point as a fans.

Plus Dave talks about growing up watching Dick The Bruiser’s WWA promotion, and more. 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 119: Don’t Visit The Doctor

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Tyler Judd, and we discuss the first ever episode of Tuesday Night Titans! Included in the conversation:

–Lord Alfred Hays says old time wrestlers were “beer swillers and wench chasers”.

–A disturbing vignette featuring Dr. D David Schultz.

–The WWF crew terrorizes a local talk show.

–Afa and Sika make soup.

–Lou Albano, underappreciated genius.

–Andre The Giant was really, really big.

Plus Panthers fan Tyler and Patriots fan Johnny Mac talk about Cam Newton’s debut in New England, and the 30th anniversary of The Black Scorpion 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 118: …And Say You’re Sorry

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined for the first time by Brent Nicholas and we discuss shows that took place this week in 1986! Included in the conversation:

–Terry Gordy, who as UWF world champion eld up favorably compared to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. One Man Gang as UWF champion did not.

–Terry Funk pretending to blow out his knee at Wrestlemania 2 so that he could leave the WWF right away.

–The abysmal failure of Dick Slater’s “The Rebel” gimmick in the WWF and how his career never recovered from it.

–Jimmy Snuka vs Colonel DeBeers, perhaps the worst feud of all time.

–Who would have been a better opponent for Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2? We consider Nikita Koloff, Bruiser Brody, and Terry Gordy.

–The Midnight Rockers looked like a joke when they debuted…then the bell rang.

Plus we discuss the controversial Vince McMahon / Trish Stratus angle and storyline from 2001, 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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