Episode 202: So Many People Wrote In

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Vincent Waller as we take a look at an episode of Georgia Championship Wrestling from 1982! We discuss:

–The odd on-air relationship between Roddy Piper and Gordon Solie.

–A Fantastic match between two underneath babyfaces.

–The tag team tournament that was supposed to create NWA World Tag Team Champions.

–If you want to be a giant, BE a giant.

–The incredible coolness of 1982 Dusty Rhodes.

–Gordon Solie was out-stylin’ Ric Flair!

Plus we have audio clips from the show featuring Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, and more. 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 201: WWF, Spring of 1982

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Jammie Ward as we discuss the WWF in the Spring of 1982! We discuss:

–The Bob Backlund vs Jimmy Snuka Madison Square Garden feud.

–Andre The Giant vs Blackjack Mulligan and the Magic Glove.

–The odd local Bob Backlund vs Bob Orton Jr promos.

–The territory system and why it was great but it sucked letting grow of one’s favorites.

–The fans starting to turn on Backlund.

–How HOT the Strongbow Brothers tag team was when they debuted.

Plus John and Jammie talk about the downfall of Bob Backlund, 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 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 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 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