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Episode 231: The NWA’s Chi-Town Defeat

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning co-host Christian Boddie. It’s the 35th Anniversary of Starrcade ’87 so we watched it, researched it, and shared it all with you. The highlights:

–There was Starrcade ’83, Starrcade ’84, Starrcade ’85, and Starrcade ’86. Dusty Rhodes booked this promotion as if he didn’t know Starrcade ’87 was coming. We’ll tell you all about it.
–When the crowd groans after a ref bump, adjust your booking strategy. We’ll tell you all about it.
–An “alleged” heated meeting between booker Dusty Rhodes and Lex Luger? We’ll tell you all about it.
–Starrcade ’87 really needed a great main event, a five star classic. It go a three, maybe a three and a half star. We’ll tell you all about it.
–Missy Hyatt. She lies, then she disappears. We’ll tell you all about it.
–The impossible chess game of booking the Road Warriors. We’ll tell you all about it.

Plus Johnny Mac shares his INSANE five day 1987 “Loaded with so much pro wrestling content but so much other” weekend (again for long time listeners), 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 and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 226: Harry White Was A Shoplifter!

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Scott Cornish, as we talk wrestling and our escapades during multiple “Smoky Mountain Fan Weeks”. Discussed on this episode:

–Ron’s Championship Wrestling. This really existed.
–The origins of Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
–A story about New Jack getting a gift and enraging a fan in Saltville, VA.
–A SMW Fan Week participant gets tricked into wandering into the heel dressing room.
–Remember your first time? Scott and John talk about their first times in a wrestling ring.
–Cyndi Lauper’s involvement in pro wrestling.

Plus Scott discusses a bad AEW show he attended, there’s a story of McAdam threatening to inflict bodily harm upon someone at SMW Fan Week, and there’s a Harry White shoplifting story, 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 rawboned and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

 

Episode 203: Heart Throb Buzz Sawyer

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Vincent Waller, and we continue discussing the February 27, 1982 episode of Georgia Championship Wrestling. We discuss:

–Yes, Buzz Sawyer was being pushed as a heart throb type months before this episode. We talk about it.

–Tommy Rich says something that makes Ric Flair come unglued!

–Gary Hart’s career had it’s ups and downs, but no manager was better than he was at this point in time.

–Let’s say the exact same thing about Gordon Solie’s announcing.

–Dusty Rhodes talks about wrestlers who were not currently wrestling for the promotion, which is an interesting twist.

–Giant, Oscar Gamble level perms were still a big thing with the Georgia crew at this time. We discuss the matter.

Plus Gordon Solie wishes a fan a Happy 100th Birthday, and wishes another fan a speedy recovery after a car wreck, 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 195: RIP To The Hulkamania Era

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by stand-up comedian Kyle Lewis, who is also a lifelong wrestling fan, and we review Wrestlemania 8 on the heels of it’s thirtieth birthday! We discuss:

—This was the end of The Hulkamania Era. Hogan would re-invent himself in the mid-90’s, but what started when he defeated the Iron Sheik in 1984 ended on this afternoon.
—Why Sid Justice was in the main event.
—Why we did not get the obvious “dream match” between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair on this show.
—Was Hulk Hogan vs Sid Justice the worst Wrestlemania main event ever?
—The term “psychology” can get tossed around loosely in wrestling circles, but not when it comes to the Bret Hart vs Roddy Piper showdown.
—The screwed up finish for the main event.

Plus Kyle tells us what it was like watching this event live when he was five years old, 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 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 122: Faithless In 1990

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING, we’re joined by Noted Humorist Scott Cornish and we answer your questions!

At what point did we lose faith in the NWA?

What if the WWF worked with Andy Kaufman instead of Memphis?

If Harley Race doesn’t beat Terry Funk for the NWA Title, who do you put in his place?

Steve Austin’s neck never recovers from Owen Hart’s botched piledriver in 1997. What’s the main event at Wrestlemania 14 and does WWE still win the wrestling war?

How would Nick Bockwinkle have done in the NWA or WWF?

Which was the best Clash of the Champions special?

Plus we tip our hats to Eddie Van Halen, 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 115: Gambling On Kerry

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we’re joined by Shawn Heimberger as we take questions from our listeners! We answer:

–What if Tully & Arn do not leave The NWA in 1988?

–What if Dynamite Kid doesn’t demand that the British Bulldogs drop the belts to the Hart Foundation instead of Sheik and Volkoff? Does Bret’s career ever take off?

–What if Ted DiBiase was given the NWA Title in 1981 instead of Ric Flair?

–What if Bill Watts gets the WTBS time slot instead of Jim Crockett?

–What if Ric Flair leaves for the WWF in 1988?

–What happens if Jerry Jarrett buys the AWA?

–What if Hulk Hogan stays in Hollywood after Rocky3? Who is the man in the WWF?

–What if Austin Idol takes the Hogan spot in ‘83 in WWF?

–What were Bruno’s top three feuds?

Plus Shawn schools Johnny Mac on Roberto Duran, 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 will give you a rawbone podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 109: Stripped Down Chevys

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Max Levy, aka Tamalie. We finally stop being so darn negative and we stop talking about the worst, and instead talk about the ten best managers of the 80’s, in both our own opinion. Other issues discussed:

–Jesse Ventura not wanting a manager in the WWF.

–The demise of Championship Wrestling from Florida.

–Eric Bischoff ludicrously denying having ever watched ECW.

–Gary Hart dressed in Winter clothes on a Summer night.

–”Smart fans” disliking J.J. Dillon in the 80’s.

–The moment when they hinted that Lou Albano was turning babyface.

Plus Max shares a Ronnie P. Gossett story, 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 will give you a rawbone podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 107: What About Sweet Rebecca At Home?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING popular guest Thomas Bane joins the show and we review an episode of WCW’s Monday Nitro from June 26, 2000. We discuss:

–Vince Russo and an overview of the job he did. This IS Stick To Wrestling so we don’t just set Russo up as a punching bag, instead we analyze what he did well and what he did not do well.

–How the WWF completely blew the “Invasion Angle” of 2001.

–The Filthy Animals were supposed to be the next Degeneration X. This was like Harold Minor being the next Michael Jordan.

–How ridiculously outdated “fake shoot” angles were by the year 2000.

–Mike Awesome had a lot of potential and WCW wasted all of it.

–What was Scott Stiener using to make himself look like THAT?

Plus we wish J.J. Dillon a Happy 78th Birthday and we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of The Yukon Lumberjacks winning the WWWF tag team titles, 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 rawbone podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 77: Seventy Years Of The King

Stick To Wrestling welcomes Shawn Heimberger as this week’ guest, since one guy on the show with that name apparently isn’t enough.

It’s Jerry Lawler’s 70th birthday and we celebrate The King’s legendary career! Jerry had two no questions asked Hall of Fame careers, first as a Memphis wrestler and then again as a WWF commentator and personality. We talk about some of the highlights of Lawler’s career, and also:

–Jim Cornette resigns from NWA Powerrr, his top ten one liners of all time, and his heat with Baby Doll.

–WWE Survivor Series, and the decline of The Fiend.

–Did Bob Backlund draw houses in the WWF, or did they draw in spite of him?

–Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee: real life rivals.

–What is our favorite Jerry Lawler match of all time?

–What is our favorite Jerry Lawler angle of all time?

–Did the 1982 Pedro Morales vs Greg Valentine feud get the right push?

Plus Shawn talks about Bob Backlund evolving into a nerdy gym teacher.

What are you waiting for, DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO THIS RAWBONE BAD BOY!

Stick To Wrestling- Give us sixty minutes and we will give you a WICKED GOOD PODCAST!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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