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Episode 118: …And Say You’re Sorry

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined for the first time by Brent Nicholas and we discuss shows that took place this week in 1986! Included in the conversation:

–Terry Gordy, who as UWF world champion eld up favorably compared to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. One Man Gang as UWF champion did not.

–Terry Funk pretending to blow out his knee at Wrestlemania 2 so that he could leave the WWF right away.

–The abysmal failure of Dick Slater’s “The Rebel” gimmick in the WWF and how his career never recovered from it.

–Jimmy Snuka vs Colonel DeBeers, perhaps the worst feud of all time.

–Who would have been a better opponent for Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2? We consider Nikita Koloff, Bruiser Brody, and Terry Gordy.

–The Midnight Rockers looked like a joke when they debuted…then the bell rang.

Plus we discuss the controversial Vince McMahon / Trish Stratus angle and storyline from 2001, 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 117: Artificial Charisma

This week Steve Generalli returns to Stick To Wrestling and we talk the year of 1979 in the WWWF, which became the WWF that year. We dig into:

–Victor Rivera returning as a heel.

–The return of Bulldog Brower after a “team of doctors” declared him stable enough to compete.

–Greg Valentine’s debut, and him introducing the figure four leglock to the Northeast and breaking Cheif Jay Strongbow’s leg with it.

–The oddball pushes given to Roddy Piper and Bad News Allen Coage.

–The Valiants adding a third brother to the mix.

–A preliminary guy named Bob Fulton who would go onto big things.

And much, much more! Plus Johnny Mac goes on a non-wrestling related rant, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 116: Catching The Towel

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Shawn Heimberger as we take questions from our listeners! We answer:

What if Hogan goes to the WWF with Verne’s belt, craps on the AWA and effectively kills off the AWA in 84?

Could Steve Keirn have succeeded or exceeded Backlund’s reign if given the opportunity as WWWF champion?

What if Vince McMahon never got the USA network spot. Who could or should have gotten the spot and what would Vince’s next plan of attack be?

What happens if David Von Erich doesn’t die?

Would longer, multi year title reigns would work in today’s wrestling environment?

What if Vince McMahon kept the TBS show as it’s own show and ran Georgia as a satellite promotion?

And much, much more! Plus Johnny Mac tells the story of one of his friends catching Bob Backlund’s towel at the old Boston Garden 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 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!

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 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