Tag Archives: Ric Flair

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!

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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!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 205: Hogan Was In It, So He Went

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Matt Mann as we discuss what was going on in wrestling forty years ago, during the month of May 1982. On this week’s episode:

–Rocky III is released, forever linking Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

–Mid-South Wrestling holds a SuperDome show that draws over 21,000.

–Jimmy Garvin turns heel and becomes “Gorgeous Jimmy”, finally breaking out of the mid-card.

–Leroy Brown wrestling Ric Flair on the main event at The Omni?

–You were never, ever supposed to miss a St. Louis show. But Sam Muchnick retired so Jack Brisco did.

–Former college football teammates Ted Dibiase and Tully Blanchard square off.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about the first great wrestling match he had ever seen, 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 202: So Many People Wrote In

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Vincent Waller as we take a look at an episode of Georgia Championship Wrestling from 1982! We discuss:

–The odd on-air relationship between Roddy Piper and Gordon Solie.

–A Fantastic match between two underneath babyfaces.

–The tag team tournament that was supposed to create NWA World Tag Team Champions.

–If you want to be a giant, BE a giant.

–The incredible coolness of 1982 Dusty Rhodes.

–Gordon Solie was out-stylin’ Ric Flair!

Plus we have audio clips from the show featuring Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, 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 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 189: What, Did His Dog Die?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we’re joined by Chris Berg and we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1992 Royal Rumble! Opinions shared this week include:

–Ric Flair makes his career complete by winning the WWF Championship and putting on one of the greatest one man performances of all time. We tell you exactly how many times Flair sold a move and who he sold them to. No, really.

–Hulk Hogan has the world wondering if he just turned heel.

–Roddy Piper shocks the world and wins the Intercontinental Title.

–The Beverly Brothers managed by Lanny Poffo was a great act and Wayne Bloom should have been a star.

–The Road Warriors were special in the AWA and NWA but were clearly just another tag team in the WWF.

–Bret Hart had outgrown the Hart Foundation, and Owen Hart was already too big a talent for it.

Plus Johnny Mac shares THE rumor about how Flair was originally going to win this event, we discuss Ric Flair’s claim of not knowing he was winning the title until he got to the building that afternoon, and what Bret Hart losing the Intercontinental Title while wrestling with a 104 degree fever reminded us of, 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 188: You Need To Wear A Mask, Sir.

This week 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 Sam Muchnick’s retirement show, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan, Harley Race, Dick The Bruiser, Bobby Heenan, Ted Dibiase, Pat O’Connor, The Briscos, Paul Orndorff, David Von Erich, Magnum T.A., Iron Sheik, Junkyard Dog, Greg Valentine, Mr. Wrestling II, Bobby Duncum, Mike Graham, Bob Orton Jr, Ken Patera, Tully Blanchard, Jim Brunzell, Mr. Olympia, Bob Roop, The Spoiler, Greg Gagne, The Samoans, Jesse Barr, and more.

Plus there’s Catfish Hunter and Goose Gossage talk and you finally get that crazy Verne Gagne story we false advertised for last week’s 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’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

Episode 180: The Greatest Heel Turn Ever

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest host Steve Crawford as we present Part Two of our conversation on Starrcade ’86, which happened 35 years ago this month. We discuss:

–The Midnight Express vs The Road Warriors Scaffold Match, a bout that wasn’t just dangerous, it was reckless. No one should have ever been asked to participate in one of these.(Did they do another one the next year? Of course they did).

–This was the absolute peak of the Rock & Roll Express, as the promotion would soon make a giant marketing error with them.

–We now have what was once unthinkable- A Russian babyface.

–The future of the Arn Anderson and Ole Anderson team after not winning the tag titles from the Rock & Roll Express.

–What was the original plan for Magnum T.A. on this night? (Yes, loyal listeners, this has been previously discussed on Stick To Wrestling. But someone asked).

–WHY wasn’t this event available on pay-per-view television?

Plus we provide physics information from “The Splat Calculator” and Mike Gunter provides his reaction to Jim Cornette’s bump from the second row, 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 171: Dusty Did Not Sandbag Flair

September 17 is the 40th Anniversary of Ric Flair winning his first NWA title and we celebrate the day by having popular co-host Brandon Hefner return to STICK TO WRESTLING! Among the things we discuss:

–Was the average fan surprised when Flair won?

–Who would have been the alternative choices to having Flair as NWA champion?

–Would Charlotte have been a better choice as the city Flair won the title in?

–Did Eddie Graham and Dusty Rhodes try to undermine Flair’s title reign?

–Which promoters wanted Flair as champion, and which did not?

Plus we talk about Michael Hayes ‘ being announced as appearing at the Boston Garden in 1983 and the place coming unglued, so what are 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 170: Bloodied Old Men In Their Underwear

Mailbag episodes where we answer the listeners questions are always popular, so why not finally do another one? STICK TO WRESTLING is joined once again by popular guest Jayce “KO” Naccarato, and among the things we discuss are:

What were the best and worst looking championship belts of the 80’s?

If Crockett doesn’t lose Piper to the WWE, could they have taken the company national with a feud built around Piper and Flair?

What hurt the business more: the magazines, the newsletters, or the internet?

What if Ted Dibiase stays with the UWF after the Crockett purchase?

Why did Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis never get pushed as a tag team during their 1981 / 1982 run in the WWF?

What if Ric Flair went with Tully & Arn to the WWF in 1988?

Plus Johnny Mac talks about his earliest days on the internet and pointing out the impracticalities of a 1995 Fabulous Freebird reunion in WCW, so what are 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