Episode 224: The Other Bi-Centennial Kings

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular returning guest Steve Generelli, and we field questions from the Stick To Wrestling Universe on the year 1976. On the slate:

–What if Bruno Sammartino was unable to return to the WWWF after his neck injury? Would the promotion have survived?
–What were our thoughts on the buildup to the Muhammad Ali v Antonio Inoki match, and the match itself?
–What are our thoughts on how was Terry Funk booked as NWA champion?
–How was Harley Race viewed in 1976 after his very brief run as NWA champion?
–Which promotion had the strongest roster?
–What might have happened with Johnny Valentine in 1976 had he not been disabled in a late 1975 plane crash?

Plus John and Steve do an “Extra Innings” segment where they talk baseball from the 1970’s, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this podcast today!

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 223: Are You Tired Of Us Yet?

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Brad Breitzman as we discuss the goings on in the AWA in the year of 1982! We discuss:

–Hulk Hogan’s run as the promotion’s top babyface.

–Bobby Heenan’s long run as the AWA’s top manager, including the details of his return there in 1979 after managing in Georgia.

–Larry Hennig’s return, and Curt Hennig’s ascent.

–The brilliant way the AWA pushed Greg Gagne.

–The AWA’s expansion to San Francisco, with Ray Stevens and Pat Patterson in tow.

–Had Nick Bockwinkel’s run as AWA champion gone on too long?

Plus Johnny Mac complains about what some random You Tube commenter had to say about him, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this podcast today!

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 222: The Human Victory Cigar

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Alfred Sumrall and we discuss the top ten wrestlers of 1997. On the bill:

–Shawn Michaels wasn’t universally beloved, but he was entertaining outside of the ring and amazing inside of it. Was he Number one?

–Hulk Hogan also wasn’t universally beloved, but he held the WCW world title for all but two weeks of 1997. Was he Number one?

–Was Bret Hart Number One? He has has quite a case.

–By the end of the year Steve Austin was the hottest star in the wrestling business since Hulk Hogan. Was he Number one?

–The Undertaker is not likely to be ranked Number One, but he may have been the WWF’s Most Valuable Player in 1997. Where does he rank?

–As Ric Flair’s career winds down, at least theoretically, does he make the Top Ten in 1997?

Plus there’s a long extra innings post show segment where Alfred and John discuss the upcoming NFL season, 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 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 221: It Was Not The First Time

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Randy Smith as we take questions from the STW Universe regarding all things pro wrestling that happened in 1987. We discuss:

–The buildup for the Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant match, and the WWF falsely stating that it was their first match ever.
–Should Rick Rude have been the one to replace Ole Anderson in the Four Horsemen?
–Jim Crockett Jr purchases the UWF from Watts. They couldn’t have handled it any worse, but we talk about how they could have made it better.
–Should Curt Hennig have remained in the AWA?
–Should the WWF have had a Summerslam pay-per-view in 1987?
–What if Andre The Giant “shot” on Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania?

Plus Johnny Mac talks about a six hour long WWF taping he sat through and it’s the perfect podcast to listen to on Labor Day Weekend, 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 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 220: Four Through Seven Are Interchangeable

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Thomas Bane as we discuss the Top Ten wrestlers of 1987! Discussed on this episode:

–Wrestlemania 3 changed everything, so Andre The Giant is ranked really high for a guy who had two matches all year.

–Like it or not, The Honkytonk Man had a big year and is ranked.

–By the end of 1987 Lex Luger looked positioned to become JCP’s version of Hulk Hogan.

–Randy Savage turns babyface and makes a huge impact.

–Ron Garvin’s run as NWA champion barely registered.

–Curt Hennig had a breakthrough 1987. Where is he ranked?

Plus McAdam takes shots at Ole Anderson and Dusty Rhodes- he can’t help himself- and there’s an extra innings segment where we talk College Football 2022, 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 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 219: The Rock And Roll Patrol

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Jake “The Valentine” Hamar as we discuss the top ten tag teams of 1987! Discussed on this week’s episode:

–The Midnight Rockers, Shawn and Marty, they loved to wrestle and they loved to party. They were also perfect for the NWA but the call never came.

–Stan Lane replaces Dennis Condrey in the Midnight Express, creating one of wrestling’s all time greatest debates: Which version of the Midnight Express was better?

–Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard were only teaming regularly for only about half of the year. Does that hurt them?

–The Fantastics were an excellent tag team, but were stuck in the dying Dallas circuit.

–The WWF created Demolition, and some fans thought they’d hired away the Road Warriors. This happened again 18 months later when the WWF hired the Powers of Pain.

–Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee had the great dynamic of being a regular tag team in 1987, just one year after their 1986 blood feud.

Plus we talk extensively on Tom Zenk and his abrupt departure from the WWF, and McAdam shares a 1987 booking idea for Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty arriving in JCP, 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 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 218: Kevin Nash Apologist

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Chris Zaucha! At Chris’ request we talk, mostly, about Kevin Nash and his sometimes controversial career. On the table this week:

–Nash asking for a brilliant stipulation in his WCW contract.

–His shocking the world by winning the WWF title.

–How Kevin Nash got into wrestling and why other wrestlers resented him for it.

–Was his run with the WWF title really “disastrous”?

–Is he really the smartest man in wrestling history?

–Why he was worth everything WCW paid him.

Plus Chris talks about the day Kevin Nash did something really special for him AND there’s another fun “Extra Innings” segment, 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 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 217: Fighting Over Stolen Urns

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we’re joined by popular guest host Brent Nicholas as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SummerSlam 1997! This was an eventful show, and we discuss:

–The WWF inexplicably putting their world championship on Bret Hart as they explore ways to get out of his twenty year contract.

–Mick Foley pays homage to Jimmy Snuka.

–Owen Hart botches a piledriver spot and nearly paralyzes Steve Austin.

–How Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were getting along at that very moment.

–Brian Pillman and Dustin Rhodes have a lousy match.

–It felt like Chyna was going to be the superstar and Triple-H would be the sidekick.

Plus we talk about the absolutely insane reason why Jim Niedhart was suddenly out of the WWF, 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 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 216: But The Paper Says You’re Dead

This week STICK TO WRESTLING presents Part Two of it’s review of the WWF’s Summer of 1982 with popular guest Randy Smith! We discuss:

–Jimmy Snuka’s babyface turn is right around the corner, and it’s obvious.

–The debut of Mighty Joe Thunder. It’s been forty years yet we still have no words for this.

–The sadness that sets in when you realize one of your favorite heels is finishing up.

–Buddy Rogers resurfaces after being away from the promotion for almost 20 years.

–Superstar Billy Graham returns after a four year absence.

–Playboy Buddy Rose, underrated superstar.

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 215: Mudpies

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Randy Smith as we talk WWF during the Summer of 1982! Bob Backlund, Playboy Buddy Rose, Jimmy Snuka, Superstar Billy Graham, Andre The Giant, Bob Orton Jr, Captain Lou Albano, The Strongbows, Salvatorre Bellomo, Blackjack Mulligan, Steve Travis, Vince McMahon, Tony Garea, Pedro Morales, Dynamite Kid, and more!

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 wicked good and rawboned podcast

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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