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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 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 30: The End Of An Era

This week on Stick To Wrestling John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by noted wrestling humorist Scott Cornish, who was a WWWF fan from the start of the Bob Backlund until the end.

We discuss:

–Why did Bob Backlund lose the title to Iron Sheik? This is the big one, we discuss the details.
–How would we have booked Bob Backlund’s title loss?
–Bob Backlund winning the WWF title in 1978.
–Iron Sheik WON THE WWF TITLE? We give our reactions.
–The 1981 Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine series, what we expected to see from it, and the completely weird finish to their October 1981 match at Madison Square Garden where the title was held up.
–The decline of Bob Backlund, starting in late 1982.
–How Hulk Hogan was introduced and immediately put in the position as WWF champion.
–What a one man tidal wave Hulk Hogan was and how the WWF transitioned from a regional company to a national powerhouse. –What did Arnold Skoaland ever do?
–If Backlund’s WWF title reign was a slice of watermelon, Sean Goodwin got stuck with the rind at the end.
–Bob Backlund as WWF champion was Al Pacino in The Godfather. Yes he was.
— Gonna be a Man In Motion, y’all.
–All of this plus Johnny Mac driving a car from Orlando, FL to Nashua, NH in 1981, St. Elmo’s Fire, John’s annual violation of Vermont’s driving laws, and what he was doing as a sixteen year old at 4:00 AM on October 21, 1981, all wrestling related because we STICK TO WRESTLING!

Stick To Wrestling: Give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you a wicked good wrestling podcast.

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.

Episode 22: A Heel Version Of The MegaPowers

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing Madison Square Garden shows from late 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. Other things we talked about:

-The real legacy of the recently passed Jose Lothario and his feud with former protege Gino Hernandez.
-Did they cancel a scheduled Madison Square Garden show after Bruno’s injury?
-Superstar Billy Graham, Ivan Koloff, and Ernie Ladd forming a miniature union of sorts and how it should have impacted the tag team titles.
-Haystack Calhoun’s level of stardom in the WWWF.
-Hey, what was the deal with Ox Baker appearing on WWF TV in 1980?
-How hot the Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf team were in 1976 and the mistakes the promotion made that ended up making them ice cold.
-Plus John shares a (hopefully) funny story about meeting Johnny Rodz and Pete Sanchez in 1982. And more!

Tune in each 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.

Episode 21: Stan, please don’t kill Bruno for real. Thanks.

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing three Madison Square Garden shows from early 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. We take a look at Stan Hansen being REALLY careless with Bruno Sammartino and what Bruno’s absence meant to the promotion. We discuss the 1976 Shea Stadium Show and it’s top matches, and we take a look at the Muhammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki shoot. Plus there’s chess talk!

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

Episode 20: Reviewing the WWWF in 1976, Part One

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing three Madison Square Garden shows from early 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. Why were WWWF main events not on last? Why was there an 11:00 PM curfew? Why did they have time limit draws and DQ finishes as part of the undercard? We tackle those issues and many more on this week’s Stick To Wrestling Podcast.

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

Episode 11: No Pinning Tony Garea In Utica!

Johnny Mac’s co-pilot Sean was unavailable this week, but longtime WWWF fan Scott Cornish was here for the rescue. What if the WWWF agreed to keep the title on Superstar Billy Graham, and for how long? What if the WWWF turned Superstar babyface after his rematches vs Bob Backlund? What if Superstar Billy Graham wasn’t available to take over for Bruno? Who, then? Who were Superstar Billy Graham’s missing challengers? Who were Bob Backlund’s missing challengers? And then the big one: what if Bruno Sammartino was willing to hold the WWWF title indefinitely? Check out this week’s Stick To Wrestling podcast, andJohn & Scott will give you definitive answers (also known as guesses).

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