Tag Archives: 1980’s

Episode 269: Jimmy Snuka Throws Chairs

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we discuss the WWF of 40 years ago, in the Summer of 1983! On this week’s docket:

–The WWF is on fire, routinely drawing $100,000 houses.
–Tony Atlas returns to the WWF. Could he be Bob Backlund’s eventual replacement?
–The dream feud of Jimmy Snuka vs Magnificent Muraco gets rolling.
–The World Wrestling Federation is now a coast-to-coast operation, and both sides are doing successful business.
–Andre The Giant vs Big John Studd are feuding.
–Magnificent Muraco and Captain Lou Albano- a natural pairing.

Plus we have lots of rare audio from this timeframe, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 267: Was Three A Crowd?

This week’s episode of STICK TO WRESTLING sees John McAdam, Steve Generelli, and Steve Crawford taking questions from the Stick To Wrestling Universe of what was going on during the Summer of 1983! Among the issues discussed:

–Should Bob Backlund have still been WWF champion at this point?
–What if the NWA created a show on national cable featuring all of the stars from their various territories?
–Why was the NWA championship taken from Ric Flair?
–Did adding a third member hurt The Samoans as a tag team?
–Why wasn’t World Class Championship Wrestling on a major national cable outlet?
–Were all three of the world champions getting stale?

Plus we discuss the changing role of the NWA championship, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 266: More Booking Gripes

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the 1988 Great American Bash! Topics discussed include:

— Was the Maryland State Athletic Commission “in” on the finish of the main event?
— The Tower of Doom was wrestling overcomplication at it’s worst.
— Ronnie Garvin’s clumsy and senseless heel turn.
— Should this have been Lex Luger’s coronation?
–1988 Nikita Koloff is a shell of what he was just two years earlier.
— Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard were blossoming into an all time great tag team.

But we endlessly kevetch about the booking methods of Dusty Rhodes, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 264: This Has No Right Being On Film

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review the June 17, 1983 World Class Championship Wrestling “Star Wars” spectacular from Reunion Arena in Dallas. We talk about the Ric Flair, Harley Race, the Von Erichs, the Freebirds, Bruiser Brody, Ted Dibiase, Giant Baba, Scandor Akbar, Iceman Parsons, Chris Adams, Jose Lothario, Wild Bill Irwin, Kamala, Jumbo Tsuruta, and much more.

Plus there’s lots of classic audio from the top stars in the promotion, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 263: Spring 1983 WWF, Part 2

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we present Part Two of our review of the WWF in the Spring of 1983! We talk Bob Backlund, Magnificent Muraco, Jimmy Snuka, Sgt. Slaughter, Captain Lou Albano, Ivan Putski, The Samoans, Andre The Giant, George Steele, Buddy Rogers, Big John Studd, Tito Santana, The Grand Wizard, Tito Santana, Iron Mike Sharpe, Fred Blassie, The Invaders, Chief Jay Strongbow, Ivan Koloff, and more!

Plus we have more rare audio from this era, 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 wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 260: 1989 Was Not Just A Taylor Swift Album

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING popular guest Jim Valley returns and we answer questions from our listeners, including:

–Why would the NWA crown Gene Kiniski as it’s World Champion after he dropped a series of matches in the WWWF while challenging Bruno?
–Many wrestling families claim to be the “first family of wrestling” but who do you we think is most worthy of that moniker?
–What was our favorite year of pro wrestling and what events from that year make it our favorite?
–Is Superstar Billy Graham the most influential wrestler of all time?
–Why would the NWA crown Gene Kiniski as the World Champion after he dropped a series of matches in the WWWF challenging Bruno? (Were there other credible alternatives for the NWA?).
–Would ECW have been more successful if they’d toured more and changed their style to fit the area they were in?

Plus Johnny Mac responds to those who say it was a mistake to take the WWWF title off of Superstar Billy Graham “so early”, 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 wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 259: A Unique Tribute

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we celebrate the life and career of Superstar Billy Graham. This will be a unique tribute because we have audio of Superstar’s phenomenal run in the WWWF in the years of 1977 and 1978. In addition, John and Steve not only researched and read about the Graham Era, but as native Northeasterners they lived through it. Start your Memorial Day Weekend the right way by downloading and listening to this episode today!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 257: Top Ten Wrestlers of 1983

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we are once again joined by the most charming man in Charm City, John Fell! We each give our own rundown of the Top Ten Wrestlers of 1983. We talk Nick Bockwinkel, Bob Backlund, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Jimmy Snuka, The Von Erichs, Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Greg Valentine, Magnificent Muraco, Iron Sheik, Dusty Rhodes, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, The Freebirds, Hulk Hogan, Ted Dibiase, Jerry Lawler, and more!

Plus Johnny Mac has another one of his baseball to wrestling comparisons, , 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 wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 250: One Hundred Years Of Brian Last

We celebrate the 250th edition of STICK TO WRESTLING by being joined by Arcadian Vanguard’s founder – The Great Brian Last! It’s a lively and fun conversation as we discuss, among other things:

–Would Sgt. Slaughter have made a good opponent for Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2?
–What should have been done with Bob Backlund after the left the WWF?
–We share our Mount Rushmore of bad announcers.
–What WWF tag teams would we have liked to have seen in a Crockett Cup tournament?
–Should Eric Embry have been a bigger star?
–What’s the angriest pro wrestling has ever made us?

Plus Johnny Mac shares a really disgusting story about attending a Cincinnati Reds game, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 247: Ice Cream or Cancer?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review and celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 4! We discuss:

–Is the story true? Was Ted Dibiase originally scheduled to win the WWF title at Wrestlemania 4?
–How the finish of the tournament was leaked to major media outlets.
–It was borderline shocking to see some of the freakish physiques displayed on this afternoon.
–Was Greg Valentine’s win over Ricky Steamboat really that big of an upset?
–Did there really need to be fourteen wrestlers in the tournament?
–Bobby Heenan has a drastically reduced role than from the year before.
–Was this the worst Pay Per View ever presented by a major wrestling company?

Plus Johnny Mac shares a story about why the entire crew of wrestlers seemed not to be at their best on this afternoon, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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