Tag Archives: 1987

Episode 221: It Was Not The First Time

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Randy Smith as we take questions from the STW Universe regarding all things pro wrestling that happened in 1987. We discuss:

–The buildup for the Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant match, and the WWF falsely stating that it was their first match ever.
–Should Rick Rude have been the one to replace Ole Anderson in the Four Horsemen?
–Jim Crockett Jr purchases the UWF from Watts. They couldn’t have handled it any worse, but we talk about how they could have made it better.
–Should Curt Hennig have remained in the AWA?
–Should the WWF have had a Summerslam pay-per-view in 1987?
–What if Andre The Giant “shot” on Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania?

Plus Johnny Mac talks about a six hour long WWF taping he sat through and it’s the perfect podcast to listen to on Labor Day Weekend, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 220: Four Through Seven Are Interchangeable

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Thomas Bane as we discuss the Top Ten wrestlers of 1987! Discussed on this episode:

–Wrestlemania 3 changed everything, so Andre The Giant is ranked really high for a guy who had two matches all year.

–Like it or not, The Honkytonk Man had a big year and is ranked.

–By the end of 1987 Lex Luger looked positioned to become JCP’s version of Hulk Hogan.

–Randy Savage turns babyface and makes a huge impact.

–Ron Garvin’s run as NWA champion barely registered.

–Curt Hennig had a breakthrough 1987. Where is he ranked?

Plus McAdam takes shots at Ole Anderson and Dusty Rhodes- he can’t help himself- and there’s an extra innings segment where we talk College Football 2022, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 219: The Rock And Roll Patrol

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Jake “The Valentine” Hamar as we discuss the top ten tag teams of 1987! Discussed on this week’s episode:

–The Midnight Rockers, Shawn and Marty, they loved to wrestle and they loved to party. They were also perfect for the NWA but the call never came.

–Stan Lane replaces Dennis Condrey in the Midnight Express, creating one of wrestling’s all time greatest debates: Which version of the Midnight Express was better?

–Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard were only teaming regularly for only about half of the year. Does that hurt them?

–The Fantastics were an excellent tag team, but were stuck in the dying Dallas circuit.

–The WWF created Demolition, and some fans thought they’d hired away the Road Warriors. This happened again 18 months later when the WWF hired the Powers of Pain.

–Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee had the great dynamic of being a regular tag team in 1987, just one year after their 1986 blood feud.

Plus we talk extensively on Tom Zenk and his abrupt departure from the WWF, and McAdam shares a 1987 booking idea for Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty arriving in JCP, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 207: The King of Recovery Kills It Again

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by the F******G KING OF RECOVERY, Jim Valley! We discuss the 1987 Year End Awards that perhaps, indeed, should have been.

–1987 Wrestler of the Year.

–1987 Match of the Year.

–1987 Promotion of the Year

–1987 Feud of the Year

–1987 Rookie of the Year

Hey, last week’s pod was a setup for this week’s pod, 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 206: 1987 Awards, 35 Years Later.

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is again joined by popular guest host Jim Valley!

What should the year-end awards have been in 1987? Wrestler of the Year, Best on Interviews, Best Promotion, Match of the Year, Biggest Shock..re-live 1987 with Jim on the latest STICK TO WRESTLING!

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?

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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!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 164: Not Useful From A Financial Standpoint

This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by Alfred Sumrall as we have fun with an Apter Magazine from 1987! Some of the news stories (in some cases not really “news stories”) that we discuss:

–Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Iron Sheik were sworn enemies who party and carpool together.

–The WWF coming to a settlement with John Stossel after he was attacked by David Schultz.

–The Road Warriors tour Japan and use some bad words to describe their opponents.

–Ted Dibiase is suddenly rich and is flaunting it. This is somehow Hulk Hogan’s fault.

–Larry Zybysko has changed Curt Hennig!

–Legendary Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer is training Steve Williams for his upcoming UWF title match against Big Bubba Rogers.

Plus we talk about the general wackiness of the Apter Magazines, 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 93: Unstoppable Forces and Immovable Objects

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Brandon Rice! It’s Wrestlemania Season and and we talk Wrestlemania 2 and Wrestlemania 3.

–What were the original Wrestlemania 3 plans for Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, King Kong Bundy, Jesse Ventura, and Big John Studd?

–Pro Wrestling quickly became a pay per view staple, but it wasn’t always that way. We discuss this.

–Was King Kong Bundy the best opponent for Hulk Hogan, and was Bundy built up correctly and protected? Of course he wasn’t, and we break it all down for you.

–Was it a good idea having Wrestlemania 2 three separate locations, on a Monday night?

–Any truth to the Nikita Koloff / Wrestlemania 2 rumor?

–Who predicted that Wrestlemania 3 would draw only 40,000, and that the Silverdome would look empty?

–Was Savage vs Steamboat the best Wrestlemania match ever?

–Why did the WWF make a custom “Giant” belt for Andre?

–Where were Paul Orndorff, Kamala, Demolition, and Sika on the afternoon of Wrestlemania 3?

Plus Johnny Mac goes out and puts a jinx on our nation and it’s economy, 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 & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

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