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Episode 229: They Fired The First Shot

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular returning guest Jammie Ward as we take a look at all things happening in the WWF during the Fall of 1982!

–The Samoans return to the WWF after leaving Georgia Championship Wrestling without dropping the tag team titles and without giving notice. This may have been the first real shot fired in the 80’s wrestling war.
–Magnificent Muraco returns after being away for a very brief time. This led some to believe he would win the WWF title from Bob Backlund.
–Big John Studd arrives in the WWF with Fred Blassie as his manager, offering prize money to anyone who can bodyslam him. We could all sense the upcoming feud with Andre The Giant.
–Eddie Gilbert becomes Bob Backlund’s new protege. Those who watch wrestling know this will not end well for either Eddie, Bob, or both.
–Pedro Morales’ reign as Intercontinental Champion rolls on.
–Tiger Mask comes to visit and delivers some unforgettable matches.

Plus there’s audio clips and Johnny Mac talks about seeing the WWF on consecutive nights, 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 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 215: Mudpies

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Randy Smith as we talk WWF during the Summer of 1982! Bob Backlund, Playboy Buddy Rose, Jimmy Snuka, Superstar Billy Graham, Andre The Giant, Bob Orton Jr, Captain Lou Albano, The Strongbows, Salvatorre Bellomo, Blackjack Mulligan, Steve Travis, Vince McMahon, Tony Garea, Pedro Morales, Dynamite Kid, and more!

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 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!

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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?

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 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 177: We Don’t Need You, Fred

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest host Jammie Ward, as we discuss what was going on in the WWF forty years ago during the Fall of 1981! We discuss:

–The WWF title being held up in New York State only in an absolutely crazy scenario following a Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine match.

–Bruno Sammartino wrestling in his “retirement” match. He was still active six years later.

–Killer Khan breaks Andre The Giant’s leg…in a Rochester, NY hotel room, apparently.

–Pedro Morales surprisingly regains the Intercontinental Title.

–Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura invade the WWF with Fred Blassie as their manager. Ventura later complained that they didn’t need a manager, hence the episode’s title.

–Both Dusty Rhodes and Mil Mascaras are making appearances, but have limited roles.

Plus Johnny Mac tells you what crazy lengths he went to in order to find out the result of the Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine match, 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 149: Let’s Discuss A Forty Year Old List

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined once again by popular guest Brad Breitzman, as we discuss a Top 50 list put out by Wrestling World in the Spring of 1981. We talk about:

–Gene Kiniski, who had been in semi-retirement for twelve years, being ranked #43.

–How do you rank a wrestler like Andre The Giant?

–They didn’t include the NWA, WWF, or AWA champions, and Nick Bockwinkel was ranked #1. Was Wrestling World tipped off that Nick was about to regain the AWA title?

–Who was egregiously missing from this top fifty?

–Why is the Pacific Northwest / Portland territory excluded?

Johnny Mac and Brad probably probably put more time discussing this list than the author did creating it, 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 119: Don’t Visit The Doctor

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest Tyler Judd, and we discuss the first ever episode of Tuesday Night Titans! Included in the conversation:

–Lord Alfred Hays says old time wrestlers were “beer swillers and wench chasers”.

–A disturbing vignette featuring Dr. D David Schultz.

–The WWF crew terrorizes a local talk show.

–Afa and Sika make soup.

–Lou Albano, underappreciated genius.

–Andre The Giant was really, really big.

Plus Panthers fan Tyler and Patriots fan Johnny Mac talk about Cam Newton’s debut in New England, and the 30th anniversary of The Black Scorpion 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 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