Tag Archives: Bob Backlund

Episode 263: Spring 1983 WWF, Part 2

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we present Part Two of our review of the WWF in the Spring of 1983! We talk Bob Backlund, Magnificent Muraco, Jimmy Snuka, Sgt. Slaughter, Captain Lou Albano, Ivan Putski, The Samoans, Andre The Giant, George Steele, Buddy Rogers, Big John Studd, Tito Santana, The Grand Wizard, Tito Santana, Iron Mike Sharpe, Fred Blassie, The Invaders, Chief Jay Strongbow, Ivan Koloff, and more!

Plus we have more rare audio from this era, 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 262: WWF, Spring 1983

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review the WWF of forty years ago, in the Spring of 1983! We talk Bob Backlund, Jimmy Snuka, Magnificent Muraco, Andre The Giant, Rocky Johnson, Captain Lou Albano, Superstar Billy Graham, Sgt. Slaughter, Fred Blassie, The Samoans, Big John Studd, Tito Santana, Iron Mike Sharpe, The Grand Wizard (of wrestling, of course), Ivan Koloff, The Strongbows, Ray Stevens, Tony Garea, Buddy Rogers, early WWF expansion, Vince McMahon’s falling out with the magazines, and much more.

Plus there’s lots of RARE audio from this era, 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 244: Big, Green, and Ugly

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John and Steve are joined by  returning guest Jon Boucher, and we discuss the goings on in the WWF during the Winter of 1983. All three member on the panel grew up in the Northeast during this era, so they have a lot to share.

–Bob Backlund gets a replacement championship belt after Superstar Billy Graham destroyed the old one. .
–Big John Studd’s bodyslam challenge continues, but with more worthy challengers.
–Magnificent Muraco regains the IC title and is positioned for another big run in the territory.
–Related, Pedro Morales will soon be gone. He had a memorable run as the WWF’s Number Two babyface, but he’s nearing the end.
–The Strongbows vs Fuji and Saito series keeps dragging along.
–Ivan Koloff returns to the place where he was once world champion after a long absence.

Plus there’s classic audio and we tackle the question of how world champions rebound after losing the title, 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 236: Disco Robin Hood Suit

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Super Producer and popular returning guest Lou Kipilman as we take mailbag questions on the year of 1982! On the discussion docket:

–Who was pro wrestling’s MVP in 1982?
–What was our favorite matches of 1982?
–Was the Jerry Lawler / Andy Kaufman feud the most powerful of the year?
–Why was the “circus called the WWF” so accepted in the Northeast?
–What promotion had the best year?
–Who was the best manager of 1982?

Plus we take shots at Bob Backlund’s highly questionable 1984 fashion choices, 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 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!

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 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