Tag Archives: Observer Awards

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 83: “Overrated” Is Not Synonymous With “Bad”

Stick To Wrestling wraps up our three part 1989 Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards review with popular guest Jeff Bowdren! We talk Match of the Year for 1989, a year that had multiple “Match of the DECADE” candidates. We also talk 1979 Rookie of the Year, Best Manager, Best and Worst TV announcer, Best and Worst Major Wrestling Card, Best Wrestling Move, Hardest Worker, and Biggest Shock of the Year.

John McAdam and Jeff Bowdren both provided commentary in the 1989 Wrestling Observer Yearbook, where the awards were announced, and are still highly informed and enthusiastic about the subject at hand!

Plus there’s Joe Montana talk, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD 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 & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 80: Winning “Least Favorite Wrestler” In A Landslide

On this week’s Stick To Wrestling, John McAdam and Sean Goodwin review the year in wrestling review the year in wrestling that was 1994, using the Wrestling Observer newsletter and Pro Wrestling Illustrated year end award issues as a guide. We discuss:

–Sabu incredibly getting more Wrestler Of The Year votes in the Observer than any other North American star.
–Hulk Hogan wins PWI’s Wrestler of the Year award, and Johnny Mac explains why he, in hindsight, thinks he should have won the Observer’s as well.
–ECW was working it’s magic, getting fans to think that performers like Sabu, Public Enemy, and The Sandman were a lot more skilled than they were. ECW did a wonderful job hiding their individual and collective flaws, and we talk about it.
–Bob Backlund’s 1994 character. Was it any good?
–We re-live Public Enemy debuting- and flopping- on Monday Nitro.
–Art Barr won Best Heel, Best Tag Team with Eddie Guerrero, and was part of Feud of the Year in the Observer. Was the sky the limit for Barr?
Plus Johnny Mac expresses his undying distain for the “Hell Raisers” tag team of Road Warrior Hawk and Kensuke Sasake and then takes a shot at Ole Anderson’s booking.

What are you waiting for? Download and listen to this WICKED GOOD BAD BOY!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you, perhaps indeed, 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 49: Inspirational Wrestler Of The Year

This week’s WICKED GOOD Stick To Wrestling podcast starts with John and Sean discussing the Bret Hart vs Tom Magee match and documentary. Was this really a Holy Grail?

Then we take a deep dive into the 1984 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards year end awards and the Pro Wrestling Illustrated year end awards. We took a look at who did win the following awards, and who we think should have:

-Match of the Year.
-Manager of the Year.
-Rookie of the Year.
-Inspirational Wrestler of the Year.
-Most Hated Wrestler of the Year.
-Most Popular Wrestler.
-Most Improved Wrestler.
-Tag Team of the Year.
-Wrestler of the Year.

Plus we talk about why the mutants from “I Am Legend” should move to metro-Boston. What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD THIS BAD BOY!

Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.