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Episode 52: Bill Watts Had A Strong Pimp Hand

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It’s the 52nd episode of the only WICKED GOOD podcast out there, Stick To Wrestling. We celebrate by delivering a special two hour podcast, one hour where we stick to wrestling followed by one where where we totally do not! Our guest for the first hour is none other than a fellow Arcadian Vanguarder, the legendary Jeff Bowdren! We discuss the following topics:

–What tag team wrestler would have been a better singles wrestler?

–Who would have been the best heel in the 80s to work a program with Jerry Lawler, but was never booked in Memphis?

–Should Bill Watts have made a move sooner when he had the TBS timeslot in 1985?

–If Hogan doesn’t get the role in “Rocky 3”, does he remain in WWF as a heel?

–Inspired by Andy Ruiz’s upset: Who was the best worker despite not having the best look or physique?

–What tape / match / footage is the “crown jewel” of your collections?

And more!

Then there’s an hour of open frivolity, including but not limited to Johnny Mac talking about the unchaperoned New Years Eve party he tried to organize as an eighth grader.

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

Episode 50: Welcome To Viceland!

On this week’s WICKED GOOD Stick To Wrestling podcast Johnny and Seanny have Randy Smith as the guest. Randy has been a hardcore fan for 30 years and started reading the newsletters in the mid-80’s. He knows his wrestling, plus back in the day all of the crazy stuff happened in HIS hotel room.

This week we review the six part “Dark Side Of The Ring” series.

–Did the WWF unknowingly book Randy and Elizabeth’s divorce? Plus, don’t get Randy Savage mad at a Waffle House.

–Tony Atlas finally has a forum to talk about Bruiser Brody’s murder! We talk about how awful it must have been for Barbara Goodish, hearing the news in San Juan from Abdullah The Butcher, and having to get her husband’s remains home from a foreign land. Oh, and guess what match was on the first live card Johnny Mac ever saw?

–Was Bret Hart in on the Montreal screw job? Couldn’t the WWF have planned this any better? Who was the bad guy here, Bret or the WWF?

–Was it really a mistake bringing Lance Von Erich into World Class? Should Fritz Von Erich have overreacted so badly at the thought of The Magnificent Lance main eventing at Billy Bob’s?

–We talk about how Gino Hernandez’ Mom came across as a hero in his doc, and how everyone in the wrestling business did not. Plus, John shares some details that was left out of the documentary, and talks about a shocking story that the documentary confirmed.

–What picture was Viceland trying to paint with the Moolah doc? We’re not quite sure.

Plus, we acknowledge the 20th Anniversary of the death of Owen Hart, and share where we were when we learned it happened and our general thoughts on the tragedy, including how a bunch of petty nonsense got a husband and a father killed. 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.

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.

Episode 47: Sorry Vince, But We’re Kind Of Tired

On this week’s Stick To Wrestling John and Sean are joined by David Bixenspan, Deadspin’s Wrestling journalist and a guy who knows his wrestling.

This episode is a crowd favorite – a mailbag show! We took listener questions from the Stick To Wrestling Facebook group and we discussed the following:

–What does JCP and the NWA’s future look like if Ric Flair never comes back from the plan crash?

–What if David Von Erich had never passed away? Plus Bix somewhat refutes that decades old story that David’s death was from an overdose.

–If Bob Backlund had not accepted a run as WWWF champion in 1978, who were the other candidates? We’ve asked this question before but we have some new answers.

–What if a Southern wrestling promotion gotten on national cable? Could it have worked?

–Tommy Rich in the WWF. Would him having a run there would have worked with Tommy as a babyface? As a heel? Did Johnny Mac really say he could have had a Hogan-type run there in the early 80’s?

–What if The Freebirds had never left the WWF in 1984?

–What if the WWF had a weekly show on MTV? And much, much, more. It’s a very cool discussion. No…it’s wicked cool! Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you what Wally Cleaver would call a “swell” podcast – STICK TO WRESTLING!

Plus John’ openly mocks Dollar Shave Club! 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.

Episode 45: This Mask Is The Only Thing Holding My Skull Together

–We Book STARRCADE ’82!
–We Book WRESTLEMANIA Zero, April 1984!
–Johnny and Seanny disagree on what the definition is of a Texas Death Match is.
–What was the greatest Texas Death Match of all time?
–Sean Goodwin claims he is banned in France.
–The Bret Hart vs Tom McGee match- who cares and why?
–Which wrestlers were so ahead of their time that it hurt them?
–We gave contest winner Don Carroll his choice of topics, which includes Johnny Mac’s recollection of a CRAZY Bob Backlund vs Masked Superstar match from the Boston Garden in 1983.

And more. It’s a very cool discussion. Actually, it’s wicked cool! Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll take you to the zenith of podcasts – STICK TO WRESTLING!

Plus John makes fun at the woman standing behind him in line at the supermarket. 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.

Episode 42: 1981 WWF, And That Goofy “Title Change”

Part Four of John McAdam and Sean Goodwin discussing 1981 WWF with our guest Steve Generalli! Covered in this discussion:

–Battle Royal Night in the WWF and why it stunk.
–Texas Death Matches also stunk in the old WWF.
–The impact of the Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito team in the WWF, and the overall tag team scene.
–How a match on a 1981 Madison Square Garden show had an Eddie Einhorn I.W.A. Connection.
–The Pedro Morales vs Magnificent Muraco feud and the history between the two.
–Yeah, Tony Atlas was really, really strong.
–Dusty Rhodes loved the nightlife, he got to boogie, on the disco ’round, oh yea.

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

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 33: Stupid Stuff Sticks

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Jammie Ward, and we focus on Barry Windham’s career.

–Why we call this “Stick To Wrestling”. This is CRUCIAL! –What transpired in Jammie’s living room 30 years ago.
–Our impressions of a very early Barry Windham.
–Blackjack Mulligan Jr? Wut? No really, WTF?
–Did Adrian Adonis object to losing the tag titles to Windham and Rotondo?
–What led to Barry leaving the WWF in 1985?
–So Barry left the WWF. Why did he not land in Mid-South or World Class instead of the dying Florida promotion?
–Barry’s ascent to a spot as a member of the Four Horsemen
–What led to Barry’s departure after the Turner NWA purchase in 1989 and how it may have turned Jim Herd into the monster he was.
–The Widowmaker. Yuck. Also, Windham’s 1989 WWF run. It rhymes with “thud”.
–Barry Windham’s ceiling.
–What lead to Barry returning to the NWA in 1990 after he seemingly nuked that bridge. It’s a very cool discussion. Actually, it’s wicked cool!

Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you a mondo podcast. Forget that other stuff, STICK TO WRESTLING!

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

Episode 32: So Was The Legacy Tarnished, Or What?

We like this show! Sean and I just take random questions from our listeners. These are always among the best episodes of STICK TO WRESTLING!

–Johnny Mac talks about his 90’s AOL wrestling relationship with AEW Kingpin Tony “Don’t Call Me Killer or Madeline” Khan, who gets an open invite to Stick To Wrestling.

–What was Saturday wrestling like back in the day? Can it ever come back?

–Portland Wresting memories, comparing the Portland and Memphis territories.

–Did the stupid stuff the AWA did near it’s end tarnish it’s legacy?

–What was it like seeing Randy Savage for the first time?

–What was up with Bill Dundee going on TV and talking about “losing that fight”?

–What’s the best available Boston wrestling you should watch?

–If Vince doesn’t buy Georgia Championship Wrestling, what happens to the Georgia territory?

–Pro Wrestling USA…huh?

–When was peak Gordon Solie?

–What if Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express actually jumped to the WWF?

–What is the worst match you ever saw?

–What does the NWA title history look like if Ric Flair can’t return from the injuries in sustained in a plane crash?

–And finally, how Johnny Mac became a rabid Tennessee Vols fan.

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

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

Episode 23: Viewer Mail

This week Johnny and Seanny answer questions from you, the listeners!

-What was the biggest riot each of us have ever witnessed?

-Who do we think is the best manager of all time?

-How would you guys have re-booked the WWF title situation in 1997 in order to avoid having to screw Bret Hart?

-Who would have managed Abdullah The Butcher, Kabuki, Pak Song, Nick Bockwinkel, Gino Hernandez, The Grappler, Killer Karl Kox, and Dick Murdoch in the WWF during the Bruno / Backlund eras?

-What was the biggest work in wrestling history?

And more!

Tune in every week for STICK TO WRESTLING, the only WICKED COOL wrestling podcast!

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