Tag Archives: WWF

Episode 282: Jumping In The Wrong Car

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we take questions from the STW Universe about the WWF in 1983. We answer:

–Vince McMahon tried to get Harley Race to skip Starrcade ’83 and jump to the WWF. Did Vince try that with Ric Flair? What if he succeeded in getting Ric ro skip Starrcade?
–Were there any hints that Hulk Hogan was coming in prior to his arrival?
–What angles or programs did we want to see, but they never happened?
–Why did Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson dislike one another?
–What was the deal with Don Kernodle’s ridiculous non-push?
–Could feuds with Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff have revitalized Bob Backlund?

Plus Johnny Mac shares an odd story about attending a WWF TV taping in 1991, so what are you waiting for? Listen to this episode for a wicked good time!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 281: Experiencing Experiences

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we continue our review of the WWF during the Fall of 1983! We talk Bob Backlund, Andre The Giant, Tony Atlas, Iron Sheik, Paul Orndorff, Sgt. Slaughter, Captain Lou Albano. Rocky Johnson, Tito Santana, Fred Blassie, Iron Mike Sharpe, Ivan Putski, Big John Studd, Buddy Rogers, Masked Superstar, Chief Jay Strongbow, Mad Dog Maganoff, Magnificent Muraco, Eddie Gilbert, The Samoans, Pat Patterson, Arnold Skaaland, Adrian Adonis, David Schultz, Gene Okerlund, and more! Plus there’s rare audio of the WWF from this era!

Plus there’s rare audio of the WWF from this era and a “For Review Purposes” bonus segment, so what are you waiting for? Listen to this episode for a wicked good time!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 280: Stay Sick

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we present Part Two of our look at the WWF during the Fall of 1983!

–This period represents more than the end of the Bob Backlund era. It’s the end of the old WWF / WWWF as we knew it.
–We pay tribute to the late, great, Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
–The Masked Superstar injures Bob Backlund’s protege, and Bob seeks revenge. We have to laugh when we look back at who that protege was.
–There was only one way a heel won a Cage Match in the old WWF, and we discuss how Magnificent Muraco defeated Jimmy Snuka.
–There was only one way a heel won a Strap Match in the old WWF…or so we thought. Jimmy Snuka and Magnificent Muraco threw us a curveball!
–Buddy Rogers’ Corner has been replaced by Victory Corner, hosted by Robert DeBord. Mr. Debord has something in common with the city of Las Vegas and it’s not what you might think.

Plus there’s rare audio and an even more rare occasion where Johnny Mac praises one of Bob Backlund’s interviews, so what are you waiting for? Listen to this episode for a wicked good time!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 279: And Now The End Is Near

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we begin our review of the WWF during the Fall of 1983! We talk Magnificent Muraco, Bob Backlund, Buddy Rogers, Sgt. Slaughter, Captain Lou Albano, Rocky Johnson, Andre The Giant, Masked Superstar, Tito Santana, The Samoans, The Grand Wizard, Tony Atlas, and even Michael Hayes!

Plus there’s rare audio of the WWF from this era and a “For Review Purposes” bonus segment, so what are you waiting for? Listen to this episode for a wicked good time!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 278: Ramblin’ Man

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review the WWWF Madison Square Garden show from October 23, 1978 as well as the television show that aired beforehand, all with popular returning guest Vincent Waller! On the discussion table:

–Ernie Ladd had a pretty interesting schedule in 1978, and we tell you about it.
–Bob Backlund is the new WWWF champion…and he also wants to after the tag titles? This did not end well.
–It may not have been a showcase of technical wrestling, but Bruno Sammartino and Superstar Billy Graham had an exciting match with a logical conclusion.
–Some old WWWF preliminary matches were fun! Baron Mikel Scicluna vs S.D. Jones was not.
–Squash matches at Madison Squaare Garden? Do better, WWWF.
–During the Monday Night Wars we could see as many as three turns in a week. The old WWWF had one turn in three years.

Plus Johnny Mac discusses the angle that had mind turning into the wee hours of the morning so what are you waiting for? Listen to this episode for a wicked good time!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 277: Fake Bricks

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we take a look at an issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, cover date September 1983. Fortylong years ago! We discuss:

–The raging war the Apter Mags have declared on the World Wrestling Federation. It was far worse than we remembered.
–In addition, the magazine was clearly in the corner of the Atlanta based World Championship Wrestling, heaping praise upon the promotion and pushing the editors’ appearances on their television show.
–Two world titles, not three? Really?
–“Was Bruno The Greatest WWF Champion Ever”? This couldn’t be a a backhanded jab at WWF champion Bob Backlund…could it?
–What was Kevin Von Erich’s greatest match? Listen to the podcast for the answer, then join the Facebook group to watch it!
–Dan Shocket was real, and he was a treasure.

Plus you can’t review an old Apter Mag without having some fun with the advertisements, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 276: Wine Coolers

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we take a look at the first ever episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event! Among the discussion topics:

–The mainstream celebrities and front and center for this one, as we see Cyndi Lauper, Mt. T, and Hulk Hogan within seconds of the event’s start.
–This aired on Mother’s Day weekend, and Hulk Hogan says “this is a special match for my Mother, Brother”.
–Paul Orndorff finally turns babyface after being in limbo since Wrestlemania.
–Did the WWF make the right choice when selecting Wendi Richter as the star of their women’s division?
–Fred Blassie is starting to look old…too old.
–Who could have imagined a babyface Lou Albano and a babyface George Steele just a year earlier?

Plus Greg Gagne’s claims of the AWA getting a similar show on CBS are debunked, Johnhy Mac shares memories of watching this event, AND we have a new “For Review Purposes” segment, as it aired, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 275: In The Chase?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we discuss a number of subjects, including:

–The passings of Terry Funk, Brett Sawyer, and Sheik Adnan / Billy WhiteWolf.
–SummerSlam ’93. Is the money really always in the chase?
–Was Ultimate Warrior vs HonkyTonk Man at SummerSlam ’88 the best match under sixty seconds in wrestling history?
–Bad announcers. Pro Wrestling sure had a lot of those.
–Why couldn’t the NWA / WCW see what so many people saw in Rodney Anoai, aka Yokozuna?
–The WWF blew it with the Heavenly Bodies.

Plus Jim Valley makes a cameo appearance while he’s at a flea market, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 272: Never Been To The Beach

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of SummerSlam ’88, the first SummerSlam ever! Discussed on this episode:

–Who was actually supposed to be the surprise guest on the Brother Love Show, someone who had never wrestled at Madison Square Garden, but did not make this show? We let you in on the surprise.
–Had either Ted Dibiase or Jesse Ventura ever been to the beach before, or even to a public pool? There’s a reason why we wonder.
–Wrestlemania was special. Survivor Series was special. This show…not as much.
–This was the final big WWF show for many long time, established stars.
–The wrestling game was changing, and Pay Per View events were becoming more and more commonplace.
–Baron Von Rashke is now managing the Powers of Pain. It’s been thirty five years and we’re still not sure why.

Plus Johnny Mac tells the story of how he found out that the Ultimate Warrior was winning the title on this night, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 270: Three Corkscrews

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we continue our review of the World Wrestling Federation during the Summer of 1983! We discuss and analyze:

–The promotion is keeping Andre The Giant, Jimmy Snuka, and The Samoans busy in six man tag team matches.
–The Masked Superstar makes his debut with the Grand Wizard as his manager.
–Eddie Gilbert returns after his horrible car wreck and is now Bob Backlund’s protege. .
–Masked Superstar then “re-injures” Gilbert’s nuck with three corkscrew neckbreakers outside the ring. Was this really in bad taste?
–Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson are now teaming regularly.
–Longtime WWF regular Baron Mikel Scicluna quietly retires.

Plus we have lots of rare audio from this timeframe, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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