Tag Archives: 1991

Episode 172: Without Taking Us Around The World

On this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING popular co-host Thomas Bane returns and we review the 1992 Phil Donahue show where Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Barry Orton, Dave Meltzer, John Arezzi, and Murray Hodgkin all appear. This is from the period where the WWF’s sex and drug scandals were at their peak, and we took a look at what got the WWF to this place, Vince McMahon’s strategy, Superstar Billy Graham’s allegations, and much more.

Plus Johnny Mac tells a funny Mel Phillips story, so what are 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 167: Weddings Are Not PPV Main Events, Nor Is This Team

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Brandon Rice, and we honor the Thirtieth Anniversary of Summerslam 1991. On deck for this week:

–This show was headlined by a tag team with members who were 48 and 52 years old, back in the day when they only had to come up with three pay per view main events per year.

–Or, was a fake wedding really the main event?

–Bret Hart and Curt Hennig put on a clinic in what was thought to be Curt Hennig’s final match due to back issues.

–Kerry Von Erich’s push was done, and we discuss the reasons. —Was Ricky Steamboat really a good fit for the 1991 version of the WWF?

–How things did not go according to plan after the WWF signed Virgil in 1991.

Plus Brandon shares a cool Summerslam ’91 memory and McAdam whines about being in New York City the day of the 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 rawboned podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 162: A List Of Reasons

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Randy Smith as we continue discussing the 1991 Great American Bash, and more! We discuss not only the Bash from thirty years ago, but what went on afterward and we hit on the following:

–There was a surprise guest In Randy’s room after the show, someone you all know.

–How the promotion should have handled the mandate from the Maryland State Athletic Commission saying Missy Hyatt could not compete in a mixed tag match.

–Booker Dusty Rhodes was not just putting a rocket on Dustin Rhodes’ back, he was kneecapping the rest of the babyface roster. We’ll yell you about how he was doing it.

–The stunning double turn of Lex Luger and Barry Windham, and how it may have been one turn too many in Luger’s still young career.

–Our weekend encounters with Harley Race, Cactus Jack, and Eric Bischoff.

Plus we tell the story of how Johnny Mac and another fan ruined everyone’s cruise through Baltimore Harbor, 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 161: We Want Flair, We Get Oz

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Randy Smith, who attended the 1991 Great American Bash with John McAdam. We discuss the Bash from thirty years ago and we hit on the following points:

–The fans in Baltimore were mad at the promotion, far angrier than it came across on TV.

–There was a wrestler named Oz who was managed by someone named The Wizard. No, really. But Oz would go on to make millions in the wrestling business.

–Scaffold Matches were an odd combination of being both very boring and extremely dangerous, and on this night the company wasted three elite talents in such a match.

–Diamond Dallas Page was as big and tall as Scott Hall, which means he’s too big and tall to be a manager.

–The second coming of The Yellow Dog was a complete travesty. We explain why, and provide the history of the gimmick.

–The Rock & Roll Express rarely had a bad match, but they did on this night: against each other. Robert Gibson was still only 32 years old here, but he looked completely washed up.

Plus Johnny Mac spends much of the hour kicking around the booking tactics of Dusty Rhodes, 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 157: Apartment Fire

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by the King of Recovery himself, Jim Valley! The topic for the show was originally about the 30th Anniversary of Ric Flair leaving WCW after being fired by Jim Herd. We discussed that, but the conversation was not so regimented that we didn’t talk about other things, including:

–Roddy Piper’s 1979 babyface turn in Portland.

–Hulk Hogan’s initial run in WCW.

–The Portland / Pacific Northwest territory’s lack of coverage in the Apter Mags.

–The WWF’s brilliant decisions after the courts declared they could no longer use the image of Ric Flair’s WCW championship belt.

–The evolution of Sting.

–The Road Warrior’s 1988 turn, and why it was a bad idea.

Plus Johnny Mac had to do over half the show in a closet with the door closed because the landscapers showed up right at recording 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 95: They Really Thought Virgil Would Be A Star

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Thomas Bane and we primarily discuss Wrestlemanias 6, 7, and 8. We talk about:

–What is this year’s Wrestlemania going to be like, being held without an audience?

–What kind of a finish did we expect for Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania 6?

–Did the WWF push Warrior correctly as their new champion?

–Did the WWF handle moving Wrestlemania 7 from a football stadium to an arena correctly?

–How big of a shock was it to see Sgt. Slaughter, who had been irrelevant for years, as WWF champion and the headliner of a Wrestlemania?

–Ted Dibiase vs Virgil finally happened, four years after their arrival in the WWF.

–Was Wrestlemania 8 supposed to be Hulk Hogan’s final match?

–Did “insiders” know Ultimate Warrior was returning.

Plus we tell you the reason Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair dream match was not the main event at Wrestlemania 8. We don’t speculate- we share factual information. So what are you waiting for? Down load and listen to this WICKED GOOD bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty minutes, and perhaps indeed we’ll give you a RAWBONE podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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