Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 200

STICK TO WRESTLING celebrates it’s 200th episode with a podcast that’s over 200 minutes long, with Max Levy, Thomas Bane, and The Great Brian Last taking questions from the Stick To Wrestling Universe! It’s almost four hours of rawboned, wicked good wrestling talk! On the discussion table:

–Toxic Shock Syndrome…was that a coverup for a Mike Von Erich overdose?

–Speaking of overdoses, what would the WWWF have done had Superstar Billy Graham overdosed and died while holding the world title?

–Who should have been Sting’s first opponent as NWA champion?

–What were the best and worst company produced music themes?

–Who would be on the Jimmy Hart’s First Family All-Star Team?

–What led to the decline of managers and tag team wrestling?

And much, much more! This is almost four hours of pro wrestling goodness, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty…no, give us over 200 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 199: The Wrestling Show, Not The Magazine

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by first time guest Dr. Nicholas Coliadis as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ECW’s first pay-per view, Barely Legal. Let’s take a trip back to the 90’s as we discuss:

–One can’t say the letters E-C-W without there being a mention of the promotion not aging well. True as that may be, this was a really good show.

–What a crowd. Almost no women or families. Still, the audience was a positive part of the show and knew how to react to everything.

–Should a 53 year old Terry Funk have been the anchor of this promotion?

–How does the six man Michinoku Pro match hold up 25 years later?

–It’s never easy to do a double turn, but they pulled one off perfectly on this night.

–Stevie Richards, the future of ECW?

This is the final STICK TO WRESTLING episode before Episode #200, 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 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?

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 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 194: A Natural Assumption

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Chris Tabar and we take a look back at 1986 and the wrestlers who deserved year-end awards from 35 years ago:

–Wrestler of the Year!
–Tag Team of the Year!
–Best Heel and Best Babyface!
–Feud of the Year!
–Best on Interviews!
–Match of the Year!

Plus we wander into 1988 talking about some of Jim Cornette’s best lines, 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 191: Courtesy, Professionalism, And Respect

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Thomas Bane, and we proudly take questions from our Facebrook group, such as:

–When Dusty Rhodes came to the WWF in 1989, how was he treated by the locker room?

–What if Greg Valentine had defeated Bob Backlund for the WWF title in 1984? Who would have been his top challengers?

–Did the wrestling fandom look down on the Brisco Brothers when they sold their share of Georgia to Vince McMahon?

–What if the WWF hired Eddie Gilbert in 1986?

–What motivated tape traders?

–Would Crockett Promotions have benefited with establishing a women’s division during the mid-1980s to combat Vince McMahon’s division?

Plus Johnny Mac is stuck doing the podcast from his Mom’s house on a landline, 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