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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 216: But The Paper Says You’re Dead

This week STICK TO WRESTLING presents Part Two of it’s review of the WWF’s Summer of 1982 with popular guest Randy Smith! We discuss:

–Jimmy Snuka’s babyface turn is right around the corner, and it’s obvious.

–The debut of Mighty Joe Thunder. It’s been forty years yet we still have no words for this.

–The sadness that sets in when you realize one of your favorite heels is finishing up.

–Buddy Rogers resurfaces after being away from the promotion for almost 20 years.

–Superstar Billy Graham returns after a four year absence.

–Playboy Buddy Rose, underrated superstar.

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 215: Mudpies

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Randy Smith as we talk WWF during the Summer of 1982! Bob Backlund, Playboy Buddy Rose, Jimmy Snuka, Superstar Billy Graham, Andre The Giant, Bob Orton Jr, Captain Lou Albano, The Strongbows, Salvatorre Bellomo, Blackjack Mulligan, Steve Travis, Vince McMahon, Tony Garea, Pedro Morales, Dynamite Kid, and more!

What are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

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 201: WWF, Spring of 1982

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Jammie Ward as we discuss the WWF in the Spring of 1982! We discuss:

–The Bob Backlund vs Jimmy Snuka Madison Square Garden feud.

–Andre The Giant vs Blackjack Mulligan and the Magic Glove.

–The odd local Bob Backlund vs Bob Orton Jr promos.

–The territory system and why it was great but it sucked letting grow of one’s favorites.

–The fans starting to turn on Backlund.

–How HOT the Strongbow Brothers tag team was when they debuted.

Plus John and Jammie talk about the downfall of Bob Backlund, 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 191: Courtesy, Professionalism, And Respect

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Thomas Bane, and we proudly take questions from our Facebrook group, such as:

–When Dusty Rhodes came to the WWF in 1989, how was he treated by the locker room?

–What if Greg Valentine had defeated Bob Backlund for the WWF title in 1984? Who would have been his top challengers?

–Did the wrestling fandom look down on the Brisco Brothers when they sold their share of Georgia to Vince McMahon?

–What if the WWF hired Eddie Gilbert in 1986?

–What motivated tape traders?

–Would Crockett Promotions have benefited with establishing a women’s division during the mid-1980s to combat Vince McMahon’s division?

Plus Johnny Mac is stuck doing the podcast from his Mom’s house on a landline, 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 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 190: Jimmy Has Arrived. Things Will Change

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Ron Lemieux, and we revisit what was going on in the WWF 40 years ago, during the Winter of 1982! We discuss:

–Jimmy Snuka makes his debut. He is doing a wildman gimmick, far different from his Georgia persona. Bob Orton Jr also makes his debut, and Blackjack Mulligan returns after a seven year hiatus.

–Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis are starting to team up. It had been a long time since two singles heels started teaming regularly in the WWF.

–Speaking of Jesse, he and Tony Atlas had a “posedown” on TV, leading to an arm wrestling contest. You’ll never guess how that ended.

–Steve Travis and Rick McGraw form the “Carolina Connection” tag team, and the team gets over with the Northeast crowds.

–Bob Backlund and Magnificent Muraco are promoting their big match in Honolulu on New York’s WOR TV. Did they want New Yorkers to fly to Hawaii for it?

–Andre The Giant and Rick McGraw are challenging Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito for the tag titles, and WWF fans are getting to experience the “Dusty finish”.

Plus Ron and Johnny Mac talk about the weirdest concerts they’ve ever been to, and John lists his top five football games of all time, 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 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 187: Kevin Got The Duke

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Shawn Heimberger and we celebrate the Year of 1982 turning forty years old by looking at some results and discussing the matches’ participants. We talk about Bob Backlund, Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Austin Idol, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse Ventura, Ivan Koloff, Kevin Sullivan, Buddy Rose, Blackjack Mulligan, the team of Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito, Iceman Parsons, Jimmy Garvin, Killer Khan, Stan Stasiak, Leroy Brown, Gene Anderson, Dizzy Hogan, Rip Oliver, and more!

Plus Johnny Mac has a crazy Verne Gagne story, 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 wicked good and rawboned podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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