Tag Archives: 1980’s

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

Episode 246: The Impersonations Are Accurate

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Todd Goss, who is practically a combination of an encyclopedia and a search engine when it comes to classic Mid-Atlantic Wrestling dating back to the 1940’s! Listen to this podcast and you will learn:

–How Ric Flair ended up becoming a babyface.
–What started the feud between Ivan Koloff and the Iron Sheik.
–Why Jimmy Snuka started wearing wrestling boots again.
–The IWA’s attempt to promote in the Carolinas.
–All of the wrestlers who got their start at the bottom of the card in the Mid-Atlantic territory.
–Paul Jones was so much more than a bad manager with an odd appearance.
–How Iron Sheik was the Rick Steiner of his day.

And more, plus Todd tells us about his friendship with Jim Barnett and him growing up in North Carolina as a wrestling fan, , 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 245: Call Security

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John and Steve are once again joined by Jon Boucher for Part Two of our review of the WWF during the Winter of 1983! We discuss:

–The WWF debuts in San Diego and Los Angeles. There’s no overstating what a big deal this was.
–The organic and obvious Andre The Giant vs Big John Studd feud is finally underway.
–Ivan Koloff returns to the WWF after a lengthy absence.
–The Samoans win the WWF tag titles from the Strongbows, and Jules Strongbow would soon be gone from the territory.
–Iron Mike Sharpe makes his WWF debut with Captain Lou Albano as his manager. Things seemed promising at first!
–The WWF and Georgia Championship Wrestling were stepping on each other’s toes in Ohio. It was just the beginning.

Plus we have lots of audio from this era and Johnny Mac talks about meeting Johnny Rodz and Pete Sanchez, 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 244: Big, Green, and Ugly

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John and Steve are joined by  returning guest Jon Boucher, and we discuss the goings on in the WWF during the Winter of 1983. All three member on the panel grew up in the Northeast during this era, so they have a lot to share.

–Bob Backlund gets a replacement championship belt after Superstar Billy Graham destroyed the old one. .
–Big John Studd’s bodyslam challenge continues, but with more worthy challengers.
–Magnificent Muraco regains the IC title and is positioned for another big run in the territory.
–Related, Pedro Morales will soon be gone. He had a memorable run as the WWF’s Number Two babyface, but he’s nearing the end.
–The Strongbows vs Fuji and Saito series keeps dragging along.
–Ivan Koloff returns to the place where he was once world champion after a long absence.

Plus there’s classic audio and we tackle the question of how world champions rebound after losing the title, 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