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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–How ridiculously outdated “fake shoot” angles were by the year 2000.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 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 79: Inspirational Wrestler Of The Year

This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by popular guest Thomas Bane as we present Part Two of our look back at the 1979 “Apter Mags” awards as published in the Spring 1980 Sports Review Wrestling magazine. This was the last year before the awards were permanently moved to Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

–Did they get it right by naming Greg Valentine as Most Hated Wrestler?
–Comeback Wrestler of the Year did not yet exist, but who would have gotten it?
–Who was the Most Improved Wrestler by Apter Mag standards?
–How did a guy who finished third in the Rookie of the Year balloting in 1977 actually win it in 1979?
–Arnold Skaaland as Manager of the Year? If you say so.
–Of course, we take Inspirational Wrestler of the Year as seriously as one can.

There’s more as we reflect on the career of Junkyard Dog, and we take a look at Starrcade ’89. What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO THIS BAD BOY!

STICK TO WRESTLING- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed we’ll give you a WICKED GOOD podcast every week!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 78: The Apter Mags 1979 Awards Reviewed, Part 1

This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by popular guest host Thomas Bane as we take a look back at the 1979 “Apter Mags” awards as published in the Spring 1980 Sports Review Wrestling magazine. This was the last year before the awards were permanently moved to Pro Wrestling Illustrated. So did the Apter Mags get it right?

Should Harley Race have been 1979 Wrestler of the Year? Ivan Putski and Tito Santana, Tag Team of the Year? Was Harley Race vs. Dusty Rhodes Match of the Year? They didn’t have the Feud of the Year award yet, so we take care of that for you and more on this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING podcast!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes, and we’ll give you a WICKED GOOD podcast every week!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 58: The Whole Reason I Came Here Was To Get Away From That F…

On this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Thomas Bane, and we discuss the WWF thirty years ago, in the Summer of 1989. We talk about:

— Zeus, who got three extremely high profile main events despite not even being a wrestler. The locker room was not happy about this.
— Dusty Rhodes, who debuted with the WWF and got over despite being given a terrible gimmick. The locker room was not happy with Dusty’s emergence.
— Terry Taylor, who did not get over with a terrible gimmick.
— Dino Bravo, who supposedly had Jacques and Raymond Rougeau looking over their shoulders. We’ll tell you why.
— Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, who were all major stars as members of The Four Horsemen in the NWA a year earlier. None were major stars in the WWF.
— Roddy Piper, who returns to the WWF after being courted by the NWA.
— Andre The Giant, who could barely walk but was still wrestling full time.
— Tony Schiavone, who was not good in the WWF.
— Bad News Brown, who could have had a major run as a babyface.
— Jimmy Snuka, who returned to the WWF after a four year hiatus. This was a major shock and a potential liability, braddah.
Plus a pro wrestler scares poor ol’ Johnny Mac half to death in a bathroom. What are you waiting for?

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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 17: What If This Man’s Family Hired You To Lobby Him Into The Hall Of Fame?

This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Thomas Bane, who not only has great knowledge and enthusiasm for pro wrestling, but for Hall of Fames in general. So who better to have on than to discuss the latest ballot put out by the Wrestling Observer on behalf of it’s own Hall of Fame? We put forward all of our own top candidates and analyze their merit as to whether or not they belong on the absolute highest shelf there is. Of course, three of John McAdam’s four picks aren’t even on the ballot, because that’s just the way he his. Join us for a fun, fast moving sixty minutes of old school wrestling talk!

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