Tag Archives: John McAdam

Episode 114: Where Are Their Parents?

This week STICK TO WRESTLING presents Part Two of our conversation with Chris Tabar as we take a look at the 1984 World Class Championship Wrestling Cotton Bowl and the events that led up to it. Tabe has been binge watching WCCW, so the events are all fresh in his memory. Also discussed:

–The mega-push of Gino Hernandez.

–Kelly Kiniski: Not Captain Charisma.

–The background behind the brilliant Kevin Von Erich vs Chris Adams feud.

–What was the point of having Stella Mae French around?

–How Iceman King Parsons got his nickname.

–Why was Ric Flair not on this show?

Plus we question the parenting decisions of several attendees at this show, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 113: I Don’t Think That’s Santa Claus

This week STICK TO WRESTLING presents Part One of our conversation with Chris Tabar as we take a look at the1984 Texas Stadium Parade of Champions, also known as the David Von Erich Memorial Show, and the events that led up to it. Tabe has been binge watching WCCW, so the events are all fresh in his memory. Also discussed:

–Was David Von Erich scheduled to win the NWA title?
–Fritz Von Erich, world’s oldest 54 year old.
–Buck Zumhoff wins the Most Phony Wrestler award.
–The pros and cons of Bill Mercer.
–Dewey Robertson reiventing himself as The Missing Link.
–Could Butch Reed have been the best alternative for the WWF if Hulk Hogan were not available?
–Why the Kamala vs The Great Kabuki Texas Stadium bout was a really important match.
–Kerry Von Erich trying to sell his Texas Stadium robe years later.
–Did Sunshine cut the single greatest promo in wrestling history?

Plus we discuss a website that thinks it would have been cool if David Von Erich made his return at the 1984 Texas Stadium Parade of Champions, also known as the David Von Erich Memorial Show, 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 will 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 112: I Want That Job

This week STICK TO WRESTLING presents Part Two of our conversation with Jon Boucher as we look at the 1982 Wrestling Observer Year End Awards! We discuss who won Most Obnoxious, Most Scientific Wrestler, Most Agile Wrestler, Best on Interviews, Most Charismatic. Most Overrated, Most Underrated, Match of the Year, Hardest Working Wrestler, Biggest Shock of the Year, and Most Disgusting Occurrence. We also share our thoughts on who we voted for.

Other topics discussed were:

–What did Ivan Putski and Jimmy Valiant have in common? It’s not just the quality of their matches.
–Ric Flair and Bob Backlund agreeing via their autobiographies that their unification match was terrible.
–The decline of Gordon Solie.
–Mil Mascaras’ gift of being extremely photogenic.
–The Roddy Piper babyface formula.
–Tony Atlas’ unreached potential.

Plus Jon shares a story about the guy whose job was to get Vader’s headgear and shoulderpads from town to town, 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 will 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 111: Fuji’s Got Salt

Jon Boucher of “Charting The Territories” podcast fame returns to STICK TO WRESTLING and he comes armed with the FIRST ever edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, which has the 1982 Award Results! We talk 1982’s Wrestler of the Year, Best Babyface, Best Heel, Feud of the Year, Tag Team of the Year, Most Impressive, and Most Improved Wrestler. We’re even mean enough to talk Most Washed Up Wrestler.

Other topics that came up:

–Ric Flair not being happy with his first run as NWA champion.

–The farce that was the 1982 NWA tag team tournament.

–Fans being disappointed when Jimmy Snuka did not deliver the Superfly Splash.

–Why Paul Orndorff was Cool Bob Backlund.

–Superstar Billy Graham’s disappointing return to the WWF.

–An Andre The Giant vs Adrian Adonis match that took place at the Boston Garden.

And more! We even talk a little Mighty Joe Thunder, 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 will 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 110: Is This The Misty Blue Story?

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Max Levy, aka Tamalie, and we share our opinions on who the top three pro wrestling managers of the 80’s. We have the same three names, but in different order. We also discuss:

–Rumors that Lou Albano was headed to the NWA in 1989.

–Is there such a thing as planning too far in advance?

–Bobby Heenan fleecing Jimmy Hart in a storyline “trade”.

–Terry Funk’s 1980 run in the WWF that never happened.

–How many turns is too many?

Plus Lightning Lou Kipilman shares his Top Three managers of the 80’s, 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 will 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 109: Stripped Down Chevys

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Max Levy, aka Tamalie. We finally stop being so darn negative and we stop talking about the worst, and instead talk about the ten best managers of the 80’s, in both our own opinion. Other issues discussed:

–Jesse Ventura not wanting a manager in the WWF.

–The demise of Championship Wrestling from Florida.

–Eric Bischoff ludicrously denying having ever watched ECW.

–Gary Hart dressed in Winter clothes on a Summer night.

–”Smart fans” disliking J.J. Dillon in the 80’s.

–The moment when they hinted that Lou Albano was turning babyface.

Plus Max shares a Ronnie P. Gossett 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 will 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 108: It’s Not Mr. Fuji

There’s no baseball yet, but we have a special Stick To Wrestling DOUBLEHEADER for your holiday weekend.

First, Thomas Bane returns to further discuss the episode of Monday Nitro that aired on July 25, 2000 and we share what we thought of the show and the promotion overall.

Part Two has popular guest Max Levy return to the show and we give our lists of the WORST managers of the 1980’s based on impact, longevity, and our personal opinions of them. It was an interesting conversation as neither Max nor John’s number one, worst manager of the decade was in the other’s Top Ten. Which is good, we never want this show to be an echo chamber!

Plus there’s endless apologizing to the managers who made these lists, 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 will 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 107: What About Sweet Rebecca At Home?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING popular guest Thomas Bane joins the show and we review an episode of WCW’s Monday Nitro from June 26, 2000. We discuss:

–Vince Russo and an overview of the job he did. This IS Stick To Wrestling so we don’t just set Russo up as a punching bag, instead we analyze what he did well and what he did not do well.

–How the WWF completely blew the “Invasion Angle” of 2001.

–The Filthy Animals were supposed to be the next Degeneration X. This was like Harold Minor being the next Michael Jordan.

–How ridiculously outdated “fake shoot” angles were by the year 2000.

–Mike Awesome had a lot of potential and WCW wasted all of it.

–What was Scott Stiener using to make himself look like THAT?

Plus we wish J.J. Dillon a Happy 78th Birthday and we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of The Yukon Lumberjacks winning the WWWF tag team titles, 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 106: Graveyard Gallup

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Randy Smith, who was a regular at the WWF All-Star Wrestling TV tapings in Hamburg, PA from 1980 until early 1984. Randy tells us about:

–Randy’s first hand account of the infamous Piper’s Pit where Jimmy Snuka’s head was used as a coconut opener.

–Tor Kamata getting into a parking lot brawl with a fan.

–Iron Mike Sharpe’s unconventional training methods.

–The radical changes that came to All Star Wrestling in 1984.

–Which wrestlers and managers were cool outside the ring, and which were not.

Plus John and Randy share a cool story when they met Lou Thesz in 1988, 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 & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 105: End of an Era

This week John and Sean take questions from the Stick To Wrestling Facebook page! We discuss:

–Can we comfortably watch matches featuring the Benoits, Snukas, and Sweetans of the world?

–What are the worst matches we’ve ever seen?

–What are our favorite belt designs?

–Should Bob Backlund have had a longer run with the WWF title after winning it from Bret Hart?

–Who are our favorite and least favorite bookers of all time?

Plus there’s Louis C.K. talk, so you know what to do next- 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 & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network