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Episode 135: The WWF MVPs, Part Two

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Steve Generalli, a knowledgeable longtime WWF fan. In the second segment of a two part series, we talk about the Most Valuable Players of the Bob Backlund era, year by year. We cover:

–Captain Lou Albano, and how if managers qualified for the MVP he might have won it in 1982.

–Magnificent Muraco’s arrival in 1981, and how he looked like the next Superstar Billy Graham.

–Pedro Morales becoming the rock-solid number two babyace in the WWF.

–1983 feeling like reruns with tried and true stars like Sgt. Slaughter, Magnificent Muraco, The Samoans, and more coming back.

–Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito being absolute heat machines in the territory.

–How Greg Valentine’s return in 1981 looked like the end for Bob Backlund.

And more, plus Steve and I give you the top five on our WWF MVP ballot for 1981, 1982, and 1983, 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 132: Flair Is In A Limo While Luger Rides The Bus

The week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Max Levy and we talk about the demise of the WWF in the early to mid 90’s. So what happened?

–The steroid scandal, shrinking wrestlers, and an issue the fans could no longer turn a blind eye to.

–Berry Orton (named after Wild Red Berry) had a casual conversation with John Arezzi that morphed into a nationwide scandal.

–Was pro wrestling, at the end of the day, just an 80’s fad?

–The ridiculous and heavily pushed characters like Doink The Clown and Papa Shango that drove fans away.

–Sgt. Slaughter’s push, and the WWF tying their storylines to an ongoing real-life war.

–Hulk Hogan gets stale, and eventually leaves.

And more, plus this episode goes into overtime, 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 128: Mixing Up The Daves

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by longtime fan Will Rickard, who shares his experiences growing up watching Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and attending the shows there. We discuss:

–The infamous traffic jam caused by the sold out show featuring Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood vs Sgt. Slaughter and Private Don Kernodle in a Cage Match.

–The brilliant angle where Jack and Jerry Brisco turned heel.

–The day Will was “smartened up” to the business.

–The angle where Bob Orton Jr turned on Ric Flair, allowing he and Dick Slater to collect the bounty Harler Race placed on Ric.

–The WWF’s invasion of the Carolinas.

–Hulk Hogan getting booed out of the building in Greeensboro as a babyface during the early Nitro days.

And more, plus Johnny Mac debunks an old rumor about The Freebirds, 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 121: Punk Rock Wayne

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING, we’re joined by Scott Cornish and we answer your questions!

–What if the NWA landed Sgt. Slaughter in 1985?

–Would we prefer Bill Watts vs Bruno, or Terry Funk vs Backlund?

–Could Rollerball Mark Rocco have been a star in the The U.S?

–Did guaranteed contracts kill the territories?

Plus Scott and Johnny Mac talk about the connections between punk rock and pro wrestling, 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 95: They Really Thought Virgil Would Be A Star

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Thomas Bane and we primarily discuss Wrestlemanias 6, 7, and 8. We talk about:

–What is this year’s Wrestlemania going to be like, being held without an audience?

–What kind of a finish did we expect for Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania 6?

–Did the WWF push Warrior correctly as their new champion?

–Did the WWF handle moving Wrestlemania 7 from a football stadium to an arena correctly?

–How big of a shock was it to see Sgt. Slaughter, who had been irrelevant for years, as WWF champion and the headliner of a Wrestlemania?

–Ted Dibiase vs Virgil finally happened, four years after their arrival in the WWF.

–Was Wrestlemania 8 supposed to be Hulk Hogan’s final match?

–Did “insiders” know Ultimate Warrior was returning.

Plus we tell you the reason Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair dream match was not the main event at Wrestlemania 8. We don’t speculate- we share factual information. So what are you waiting for? Down load 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 39: Hulk Hogan’s A Stooge

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by popular guest Thomas Bane!

We take a look at:

–We discuss the passing of Dick Beyer, aka The Destroyer and what a huge role he played in creating wrestling in Japan. Yes, I said creating.
–We also have a long talk about the death and legacy of King Bong Bundy.
–Wait, Jesse Ventura tried to stage a walkout at Wrestlemania 2 so that the WWF would have to recognize the wrestlers as a union? And Hulk Hogan stooged him out? How could Vince have handled this? Hear the details on this episode.
–Bundy left the WWF right before Wrestlemania 4 in 1988. We question his timing.
–Was the NWA ever interested in bringing Bundy in after his WWF departure?
–What would Bundy’s Japan prospects have looked like?
–The origin of the Ric Flair vs Shane Douglas spat.
–Was Bundy better with Bobby Heenan or Jimmy Hart?
–Ted Dibiase, most disappointing manager ever.
–Who were the good babyface managers?
–Irish Terry Gunn…we actually talk about him.
–Should Killer Khan have been a bigger deal in the WWF?
–Why did Pedro Morales defend the Intercontinental Title against half of the tag champions? We have the answer.
–We do a deep dive into how the Sgt. Slaughter vs Pat Patterson started, and how they could have done it better.
–The Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen Cage Match at MSG was a disappointment. What happened?

It’s a very cool discussion. Actually, it’s wicked cool! Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you a sweet podcast – STICK TO WRESTLING!

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

Episode 38: Binghamton, NY Knows Too Much About Greg Valentine

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by longtime WWWF / WWF fan Steve Generalli, who is perfect for this show since we focus on 1981 WWF Wrestling, among other things!

We take a look at:
–The Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine one hour draw that was recently released on WWE Network, a match many of us have been dying to see for over forty years. We have differing opinions on the quality of this bout.
–Remembering the late, great Pedro Morales.
–Sam Muchnick yelling at Vince McMahon Sr.
–A look at Hulk Hogan’s first run in the WWF.
–Were Tony Atlas and S.D. Jones supposed to win the WWF tag titles?
–A general look at the greatness that was early Sgt. Slaughter.
–Stan Hansen finally returns after an absence of almost four years.
–The Moondogs…we didn’t like them.
–Bulldog Brower…we didn’t like him either.
–The Hulk Hogan vs Tony Atlas feud.

Plus, a story about the time Larry Sharpe tried to pull a dine and dash on one of us and John McAdam is finally acknowledged as the king of bringing up people’s wonderful personal qualities.

It’s a very cool discussion. Actually, it’s wicked cool! Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you a sweet podcast – STICK TO WRESTLING!

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