Tag Archives: 1982

Episode 205: Hogan Was In It, So He Went

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Matt Mann as we discuss what was going on in wrestling forty years ago, during the month of May 1982. On this week’s episode:

–Rocky III is released, forever linking Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

–Mid-South Wrestling holds a SuperDome show that draws over 21,000.

–Jimmy Garvin turns heel and becomes “Gorgeous Jimmy”, finally breaking out of the mid-card.

–Leroy Brown wrestling Ric Flair on the main event at The Omni?

–You were never, ever supposed to miss a St. Louis show. But Sam Muchnick retired so Jack Brisco did.

–Former college football teammates Ted Dibiase and Tully Blanchard square off.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about the first great wrestling match he had ever seen, 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 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 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 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 188: You Need To Wear A Mask, Sir.

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Shawn Heimberger and we celebrate the Year of 1982 turning forty years old by looking at some results and discussing the matches’ participants. We talk about Sam Muchnick’s retirement show, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan, Harley Race, Dick The Bruiser, Bobby Heenan, Ted Dibiase, Pat O’Connor, The Briscos, Paul Orndorff, David Von Erich, Magnum T.A., Iron Sheik, Junkyard Dog, Greg Valentine, Mr. Wrestling II, Bobby Duncum, Mike Graham, Bob Orton Jr, Ken Patera, Tully Blanchard, Jim Brunzell, Mr. Olympia, Bob Roop, The Spoiler, Greg Gagne, The Samoans, Jesse Barr, and more.

Plus there’s Catfish Hunter and Goose Gossage talk and you finally get that crazy Verne Gagne story we false advertised for last week’s show, 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 187: Kevin Got The Duke

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Shawn Heimberger and we celebrate the Year of 1982 turning forty years old by looking at some results and discussing the matches’ participants. We talk about Bob Backlund, Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Austin Idol, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse Ventura, Ivan Koloff, Kevin Sullivan, Buddy Rose, Blackjack Mulligan, the team of Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito, Iceman Parsons, Jimmy Garvin, Killer Khan, Stan Stasiak, Leroy Brown, Gene Anderson, Dizzy Hogan, Rip Oliver, and more!

Plus Johnny Mac has a crazy Verne Gagne 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’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 112: I Want That Job

This week STICK TO WRESTLING presents Part Two of our conversation with Jon Boucher as we look at the 1982 Wrestling Observer Year End Awards! We discuss who won Most Obnoxious, Most Scientific Wrestler, Most Agile Wrestler, Best on Interviews, Most Charismatic. Most Overrated, Most Underrated, Match of the Year, Hardest Working Wrestler, Biggest Shock of the Year, and Most Disgusting Occurrence. We also share our thoughts on who we voted for.

Other topics discussed were:

–What did Ivan Putski and Jimmy Valiant have in common? It’s not just the quality of their matches.
–Ric Flair and Bob Backlund agreeing via their autobiographies that their unification match was terrible.
–The decline of Gordon Solie.
–Mil Mascaras’ gift of being extremely photogenic.
–The Roddy Piper babyface formula.
–Tony Atlas’ unreached potential.

Plus Jon shares a story about the guy whose job was to get Vader’s headgear and shoulderpads from town to town, 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 111: Fuji’s Got Salt

Jon Boucher of “Charting The Territories” podcast fame returns to STICK TO WRESTLING and he comes armed with the FIRST ever edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, which has the 1982 Award Results! We talk 1982’s Wrestler of the Year, Best Babyface, Best Heel, Feud of the Year, Tag Team of the Year, Most Impressive, and Most Improved Wrestler. We’re even mean enough to talk Most Washed Up Wrestler.

Other topics that came up:

–Ric Flair not being happy with his first run as NWA champion.

–The farce that was the 1982 NWA tag team tournament.

–Fans being disappointed when Jimmy Snuka did not deliver the Superfly Splash.

–Why Paul Orndorff was Cool Bob Backlund.

–Superstar Billy Graham’s disappointing return to the WWF.

–An Andre The Giant vs Adrian Adonis match that took place at the Boston Garden.

And more! We even talk a little Mighty Joe Thunder, 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 102: Surprise Party

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Sean Goodwin talk about the events in wrestling that most surprised us. We’d list them here, but why ruin the surprise? Also in the discussion:

–The 1982 tournament for the NWA tag team titles and how Ole Anderson wanted to create a genuine world tag team title that was defended in all of the NWA territories.

–The WWF and Memphis exchanging talent in 1993.

–Buddy Rose’s 1983 babyface turn and the major flaw in it.

–Steve Austin in ECW, and his original WWF push.

–The similarities between Triple H and Honkytonk Man.

Plus, Johnny Mac does not stick to wrestling as he condemns the Major League Baseball owners for using the Covid -19 pandemic as a way to attempt to soak the players out of money while many fans take up for the wrong side, then he brags about his math grades in high school and college. 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 deliver a rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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