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Episode 169: You’re Not Gonna Turn On Me, Are You?

Popular guest Christian Boddie returns to Stick To Wrestling and we thave Part Two of our discussion about our favorite Summer in wrestling which happened thirty five years ago: 1986. Discussed on this week’s episode:

–Paul Orndorff turning on Hulk Hogan may have been obvious and an overly simplistic story, but their feud drew spectacularly.

–The AWA and World Class Championship Wrestling came into 1986 still looking and feeling like major league promotions. By the middle of this Summer they did not.

–Roddy Piper finally turns babyface and of course, is immediately in main events.

–The UWF putting on great television. The Freebirds and Eddie Gilbert’s crew are the lead heels while Hacksaw Duggan, Ted Dibiase, Steve Williams, and Terry Taylor are the top babyfaces. Bill Watts comes out of retirement and makes things even more interesting

–Championship Wrestling from Florida continues to spiral despite having the mega-talented Barry Windham and the promising Lex Luger in the promotion.

–The suspended Andre The Giant returns to the WWF…in disguise, as the Giant Machine.

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Episode 168: The Best Summer Of Wrestling

Popular guest Christian Boddie returns to Stick To Wrestling and we talk about our favorite Summer in wrestling which happened thirty five years ago: 1986. Discussed on this week’s episode:

–Baby Doll inexplicably turns on Dusty Rhodes to side with Ric Flair, which made no sense from a logical or a storyline standpoint. Making things worse, Ric and Baby Doll had no on-screen chemistry.

–Ole Anderson returns to the NWA after a six month absence, and the Four Horsemen get rolling.

–Paul Jones scores the upset, and Jimmy Valiant gets his head shaved.

–Dusty Rhodes wins the NWA title, but for only three weeks.

–The Magnum T.A. vs Nikita Koloff feud continues to rage on.

Plus Christian and John talk about both being at the 1986 Great American Bash in Philadelphia, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 152: Misty-Eyed Mud Match Memories

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Chris Tabar as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1986 World Class Parade of Champions! We discuss:

–This was truly the end of the glory days of World Class Championship Wrestling. This show drew over 23,000 fans. They would never come close to that number again.

–Why “something for everyone” is a bad marketing strategy in wrestling.

–Strange booking takes place as The Great Kabuki tries defeating four stars in a row.

–Was Rick Rude ready to be pushed as a real world’s heavyweight champion?

–This show was missing something. That something was Ric Flair.

–The injuries seem to be taking their toll on Kevin Von Erich as his bad shoulder was re-injured to the point where he couldn’t wrestle in his Dad’s promotion’s version of the Super Bowl.

Plus Tabe and Johnny Mac talk about how radically the wrestling scene changed during the Spring of 1986, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

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Episode 118: …And Say You’re Sorry

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined for the first time by Brent Nicholas and we discuss shows that took place this week in 1986! Included in the conversation:

–Terry Gordy, who as UWF world champion eld up favorably compared to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. One Man Gang as UWF champion did not.

–Terry Funk pretending to blow out his knee at Wrestlemania 2 so that he could leave the WWF right away.

–The abysmal failure of Dick Slater’s “The Rebel” gimmick in the WWF and how his career never recovered from it.

–Jimmy Snuka vs Colonel DeBeers, perhaps the worst feud of all time.

–Who would have been a better opponent for Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2? We consider Nikita Koloff, Bruiser Brody, and Terry Gordy.

–The Midnight Rockers looked like a joke when they debuted…then the bell rang.

Plus we discuss the controversial Vince McMahon / Trish Stratus angle and storyline from 2001, so what are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO this wicked good bad boy!

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Episode 100: Plastic

This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by Sean Grande, who is not only a lifelong wrestling fan who grew up walking distance from Madison Square Garden, but is also the VOICE OF THE BOSTON CELTICS! Everyone in the Boston area knows who Sean is. We talk:

–The 1981 angle where the WWF title was held up in New York following the Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine match.

–How the Madison Square Garden and Boston Garden shows were both very different and very similar.

–Why we were surprised that Harley Race challenging Bob Backlund in 1980 was a great draw and a poor match.

–Why the Junior Heavyweight Title never got over in the Northeast.

–The wrestlers we felt had a legitimate chance of taking the title from Bob Backlund

Plus Sean Grande and John McAdam share memories of both being at Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. We didn’t Stick To Wrestling the entire time this week, but the podcast somehow WICKED GOOD regardless. What are you waiting for? Download and listen to this bad boy!

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Episode 64: We’re So Sorry, Uncle Delbert

This week on Stick To Wrestling, our Summer Series continues as John McAdam and Sean Goodwin talk about the NWA’s 1986 Great American Bash Tour!  We discuss:

–The wisdom of booking the tour in football stadiums.
–Country music, and the fans’ reaction to it.
–Did the NWA have too many championships?
–How incredibly OVER the Rock & Roll Express were…for now.
–Road Warrior Hawk as a singles wrester challenging Ric Flair.
–The Magnum T.A. vs Nikita feud, and the “Best Of Seven Series” for the U.S. title.
–How we would have booked the tour and subsequently, Starrcade ’86.
And more, plus there’s a story about Johnny Mac getting attacked by cockroaches at the old Riverfront Stadium. What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD THIS BAD BOY!

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Episode 25: The Aftermath Of Thanksgiving 1987

On the last Stick To Wrestling we discussed Thanksgiving 1987, with Starrcade and The Survivor Series. This week we discuss the fallout.

–The original plans for Starrcade ’86, and how it let to Ron Garvin winning the NWA title a year later.
–Could Tully Blanchard have headlined a Starrcade?
–Why the Royal Rumble, which has been a fixture for decades, was invented.
–How the NWA blew it with the purchase of the UWF.
–The first Clash Of The Champions and the giant impact upon the industry.
–Tully Blanchard attacks a defenseless Magnum T.A., and the Midnight Rider returns.
–The history of the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup, and how the Apter Mags have a major hint on who was going to win the 1988 tournament.
–Jim Herd and his good idea that eventually died of loneliness.
–Plus John tells the story of getting his photo taken with Dusty Rhodes.

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Episode 10: Amnesia and Money for Billy White Wolf

Sean and John talk about 1970’s Battle Royals and Cage Matches, What If? Bret Hart had somehow remained in the WWF after 1997, re-booking Starrcade ’84 and Wrestlemania 2, what a ridiculous liar Hulk Hogan lives his life as, Larry Z’s stalling, what got us hooked on Pro Wrestling and more!

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