Episode 319: Apartment Wrestling, But In Townhouses

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we take questions from members of the podcast’s Facebook group! We discuss:

–Who is our dream guest for the podcast? Johnny Mac’s answer may shock you.
–One of the biggest “what ifs” ever: What if Bill Watts had gotten the WTBS time slots in 1985? And what would have happened to JCP?
–Was Jake Roberts an overrated performer?
–What if the WWF went with Dusty Rhodes as their top guy instead of Hulk Hogan?
–How should WCW have used Paul Orndorff in 1990?
–How did the WWF get Tor

Plus we explain how townhouses actually work, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode right now!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 318: My Mom Was A Tommy Rich Guy

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jammmie Ward! With the Fortieth Anniversary of “Black Saturday” coming on Sunday, July 14, we take a look at the Black Saturday event itself (the WWF taking over Georgia Championship Wrestling and the WTBS television slots) and the goings on in World Championship Wrestling, formerly known as Georgia Championship Wrestling, during the year of 1984. We discuss:

–The events that led to Jack and Jerry Brisco selling their Georgia Championship Wrestling shares to Vince McMahon.
–Gordon Solie was a legend, but even legends eventually lose their fastball. By 1984 Gordon was heavily relying on his off speed pitches.
–Should GCW have looked at a change in bookers? Because by 1984 Ole Anderson, as the promotion’s booker, was also heavily relying on his off speed pitches.
–The WWF’s national expansion and the subsequent wrestling war was inevitable. But it wasn’t Vince McMahon who fired the first shot. It was Georgia, and we tell you all about it.
–Not only couldn’t Georgia Championship Wrestling compete with the WWF talent-wise, they couldn’t compete with the other promotions as well, despite having tremendous exposure on national cable. We tell you why.
–Vince McMahon doesn’t drop the ball often, but he did by the way he handled the WTBS television and Ted Turner himself.

Plus we share our experiences living through Black Saturday, expecting to enjoy two hours of Georgia Wrestling but actually getting two hours of WWF re-runs, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode right now!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly classic wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 317: It Was A Big Second

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we focus on what was one of the biggest angles in wrestling history: Cyndi Lauper, one of the music industry’s biggest stars, appears on Piper’s Pit and the fireworks go off between she, Roddy Piper, and Captain Lou Albano. We quickly learned where this was all going, as Cyndi challenges The Captain to find a women’s wrestler to take on her new protege. The stage has been set for one of the biggest money angles in pro wrestling history.

Plus we discuss the other goings on in the WWF from forty years ago:

— The Sgt. Slaughter vs Iron Sheik feud coming to a close.
— The Roddy Piper vs Jimmy Snuka feud getting started.
— The WWF continues to roll not only in it’s traditional Northeast footing but in California as well.
— Buzz Sawyer entering and departing the company very quickly.
— The WWF invades Memphis, Louisville, and Nashville which were historically Lawler / Jarrett towns.
— The odd Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch vs The Samoans heels vs heels feud.

And more, plus there’s lots of rare and historic audio from this era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 316: What Do You Think Who I Am?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review the WWF during June 1984! We talk Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Jimmy Snuka, Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant, Wendi Richter, Paul Orndorff, Captain Lou Albano, Bob Backlund, Dave Wolfe, Greg Valentine, Masked Superstar, Tony Garea, Rocky Johnson, George Steele, Don Muraco, David Schultz, Bob Orton Jr, Chief Jay Strongbow, SD Jones, Salvatorre Bellomo, Mr. Fuji, Ivan Putski, and more.

Plus we share lots of great and rare audio, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 315: Coconuts Don’t Break

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review the WWF during June 1984! We talk Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Jimmy Snuka, Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant, Wendi Richter, Paul Orndorff, Captain Lou Albano, Bob Backlund, Dave Wolfe, Greg Valentine, Masked Superstar, Tony Garea, Rocky Johnson, George Steele, Don Muraco, David Schultz, Bob Orton Jr, Chief Jay Strongbow, SD Jones, Salvatorre Bellomo, Mr. Fuji, Ivan Putski, and more.

Plus we share lots of great and rare audio, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 314: Let’s Poison The Salad Bar!

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we discuss Portland Wrestling and we do a review of their year of 1984! We talk Roddy Piper, Billy Jack Haynes, Dynamite Kid, Don Owen, Raven / Scotty The Body, Brett Sawyer, Rip Oliver, Buddy Rose, Matt Borne, Tom Prichard, Jules Strongbow, Curt Hennig, Ed Wiskowski, Bobby Jaggers, Mike Miller, Mando Guerrero, Stan Stasiak, Kendo Nagasaki, Jerry Grey, Tommy Rogers, and more!

Plus we discuss Missy Hyatt’s recent allegations against Vince McMahon, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 313: That Man Has Fruit

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Thomas Bane. In 1984 a mundane, small city talk show called “It’s Your Turn Lehigh Valley” is raided by Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Fred Blassie, Vince McMahon, and Sgt. Slaughter. What could possibly go wrong? The poor little host is in over her head with these gentlemen, and it provides some tremendous entertainment.

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

 

Episode 312: A National Treasure

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Generelli continue our review the WWF from forty years ago, May 1984! We talk Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Jesse Ventura, Cyndi Lauper, Vince McMahon, Paul Orndorff, Bobo Brazil, Sgt. Slaughter, Fred Blassie, Hulk Hogan, Wendi Richter, Bob Orton Jr, Gorilla Monsoon, Jimmy Snuka, Greg Valentine, Gene Okerlund, Tony Atlas, Andre The Giant, Mr. Fuji, Rocky Johnson, Ivan Putski, Tito Santana, Iron Sheik, Fabulous Moolah, Buzz Sawyer, David Schultz, The Samoans, and more! This episode has been voted voted the 34th best podcast of all time!

Plus we provide lots of rare and fantastic audio from this era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 311: Can The Captain Deliver Her?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Generelli review the WWF from forty years ago, May 1984! We talk Hulk Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Gene Okerlund, Andre The Giant, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse Ventura, Wendi Richter, Jimmy Snuka, Rocky Johnson, Tito Santana, David Schultz, Fabulous Moolah, Bobo Brazil, Paul Orndorff, Akira Maeda, The Samoans, Buzz Sawyer, Iron Sheik, Greg Valentine, Tonga Kid, Ivan Putski, Mr. Fuji, Tony Atlas, Chief Jay Strongbow, Bob Orton Jr, Fred Blassie, Tony Garea, and more!

Plus we provide lots of rare and fantastic audio from this era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman 

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

Episode 310: Trumpet Fanfare

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we are joined by popular returning guest Chris Zaucha, and we take mailbag questions regarding the most popular faction in the history of Pro Wrestling- The Four Horsemen! On the discussion table:

–What was the story behind Lex Luger replacing Ole Anderson in the Horsemen?
–Tully Blanchard and Ric Flair were not exactly cozy in 1985. What brought them together?
–Could the Horsemen have worked without J.J. Dillon?
–Who else would have fit in the group?
–What should have been done with the Horsemen after Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard left for the WWF?
–Were the Midnight Express ever considered as potentially joining the Horsemen?

Plus we tell who who was “too much like Arn Anderson” for the Horsemen, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman and Mike Sempervive

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