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Episode 207: The King of Recovery Kills It Again

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by the F******G KING OF RECOVERY, Jim Valley! We discuss the 1987 Year End Awards that perhaps, indeed, should have been.

–1987 Wrestler of the Year.

–1987 Match of the Year.

–1987 Promotion of the Year

–1987 Feud of the Year

–1987 Rookie of the Year

Hey, last week’s pod was a setup for this week’s pod, 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 198: Conspicuous By His Absence

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we continue to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 3, as popular guest Brent Nicolas returns to discuss these issues and more:

–Where was Paul Orndorff?

–Who was Randy Savage originally scheduled to defend the Intercontinental title against?

–What was Bobby Heenan paid for this event?

–Was Hogan vs Andre really that bad?

–What was Wrestlemania III’s overall impact on the wrestling business?

–Tom Zenk left the WWF shortly after this event. Why did he leave, and how did it impact his career?

Plus we take questions on Wrestlemania III from the Stick To Wrestling Universe, so what are you waiting for?

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 197: 93,173 Isn’t THAT Big A Lie

This week STICK TO WRESTLING celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 3 with popular guest Brent Nichols! We discuss:

–The peak of the Can-Am Connection and why they Tom Zenk left the WWF.

–The event was a legit sellout, and what the WWF did to help make that happen.

–Billy Jack Haynes’ stock going into a freefall.

–Why the booking of the midgets match was brilliant.

–Harley Race is out of place here.

–Who was Randy Savage’s opponent originally supposed to be?

Plus Brent tells the story of how he magically watched this show for free, 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 196: …And The Attitude Era Is Born

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Jake “The Valentine” Hamar! It’s Wrestlemania Month here at STW as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania 13, the event that sealed Stone Cold Steve Austin ascention into superstardom. We discuss:

–Every year, there’s Match of the Year. Was Bret Hart vs Steve Austin Match of the Forever?

–Rocky sucked, but The Rock was great.

–Was The Undertaker vs Sid the worst Wrestlemania main event to date?

–The WWF could not ever turn Bret Hart heel…ever…or could they?

–Was there going to be a resurgence of the Road Warriors, or by this time were they just a 1980’s nostalgia act?

–Speaking of the 80’s, why did Bob Backlund, Rocky Johnson, Iron Sheik, and others from that era get so much camera time here?

Lots of bonus content this week, 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 193: Gardens And Combat Zones

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Greg Bowl, who took some incredible wrestling photos at the old Boston Garden back in the 70’s. Discussed on the pod:

–How Greg got access and what he did not get access to.

–Greg’s friendship with Killer Kowalski.

–Greg growing up being a wrestling fan since the 1950’s.

–Why the old Boston Garden did not get any TV specials until the 1993 Survivor Series pay per view.

–Why there were no title changes at the Boston Garden until 1984.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about how bad the 1985 King of the Ring tournament was, 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 192: Fewer Than Seventy

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by SHUT UP AND WRESTLE’s Brian Solomon! Brian is the author of “Pro Wrestling FAQ”, “WWE Legends”, and the soon to be released “Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling’s Original Sheik” books. On this episode we discuss:

–Brian’s path to becoming a writer and editor for both WWE’s RAW and Smackdown! Magazines, and what went into creating them.

–The work that went into his upcoming biography of the original Sheik, Ed Farhat.

–What it’s like now working for Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

–Brian’s new Arcadian Vanguard podcast Shut Up And Wrestle, and where he got the idea for the name of the show.

–The “rules” Brian created when he wrote “WWE Legends” and the hurdles he had to clear to get the project rolling.

–How the arrests of Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the Iron Sheik changed the game for Brian and his childhood friends.

Plus Johnny Mac gives out free Valentine’s Day advice, and Brian opens up about a phone conversation he and John had back in the 90’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’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 190: Jimmy Has Arrived. Things Will Change

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Ron Lemieux, and we revisit what was going on in the WWF 40 years ago, during the Winter of 1982! We discuss:

–Jimmy Snuka makes his debut. He is doing a wildman gimmick, far different from his Georgia persona. Bob Orton Jr also makes his debut, and Blackjack Mulligan returns after a seven year hiatus.

–Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis are starting to team up. It had been a long time since two singles heels started teaming regularly in the WWF.

–Speaking of Jesse, he and Tony Atlas had a “posedown” on TV, leading to an arm wrestling contest. You’ll never guess how that ended.

–Steve Travis and Rick McGraw form the “Carolina Connection” tag team, and the team gets over with the Northeast crowds.

–Bob Backlund and Magnificent Muraco are promoting their big match in Honolulu on New York’s WOR TV. Did they want New Yorkers to fly to Hawaii for it?

–Andre The Giant and Rick McGraw are challenging Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito for the tag titles, and WWF fans are getting to experience the “Dusty finish”.

Plus Ron and Johnny Mac talk about the weirdest concerts they’ve ever been to, and John lists his top five football games of all time, 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 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 173: You Don’t Know This Man

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Thomas Bane as we present Part Two of our look at the 1992 Phil Donahue show where Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Barry Orton, Dave Meltzer, John Arezzi, and Murray Hodgkin all appear.

This is from the period where the WWF’s sex and drug scandals were at their peak, and we took a look at what got the WWF to this place. There are accusations of steroid use, rampant use of recreational drugs, sexual harassment and sexual assault, and more. We take a look at everything that is being said.

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 172: Without Taking Us Around The World

On this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING popular co-host Thomas Bane returns and we review the 1992 Phil Donahue show where Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Barry Orton, Dave Meltzer, John Arezzi, and Murray Hodgkin all appear. This is from the period where the WWF’s sex and drug scandals were at their peak, and we took a look at what got the WWF to this place, Vince McMahon’s strategy, Superstar Billy Graham’s allegations, and much more.

Plus Johnny Mac tells a funny Mel Phillips story, 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