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Episode 196: …And The Attitude Era Is Born

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Jake “The Valentine” Hamar! It’s Wrestlemania Month here at STW as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania 13, the event that sealed Stone Cold Steve Austin ascention into superstardom. We discuss:

–Every year, there’s Match of the Year. Was Bret Hart vs Steve Austin Match of the Forever?

–Rocky sucked, but The Rock was great.

–Was The Undertaker vs Sid the worst Wrestlemania main event to date?

–The WWF could not ever turn Bret Hart heel…ever…or could they?

–Was there going to be a resurgence of the Road Warriors, or by this time were they just a 1980’s nostalgia act?

–Speaking of the 80’s, why did Bob Backlund, Rocky Johnson, Iron Sheik, and others from that era get so much camera time here?

Lots of bonus content this week, 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 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 141: Bret Hart, Evil Foreign Menace

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Steve Crawford! I’m kidding- it’s not that Steve Crawford, but it’s an even better one. Steve and I continue answering listeners questions, and here’s what’s on tap for this week:

–What happens if Ric Flair jumps to WWF in 1998? How would he fit in peak of Attitude era?

–What was Hulk Hogan’s least lucrative series of matches in the 1980’s?

–If we could change the combatants or finish of any Supercard what would it be?

–Who gets the NWA title if Ric Flair gets seriously injured in 1981?

–What would have happened with WCW had Bill Watts been put in charge in late 1988 or early 1989 instead of Jim Herd?

–If Sting doesn’t injure his knee at Clash Of The Champions and wins the NWA title at WrestleWar 90 does Flair end up in The WWF earlier?

Plus we try to determine the exact moment that pro wrestling became “silly”, 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 105: End of an Era

This week John and Sean take questions from the Stick To Wrestling Facebook page! We discuss:

–Can we comfortably watch matches featuring the Benoits, Snukas, and Sweetans of the world?

–What are the worst matches we’ve ever seen?

–What are our favorite belt designs?

–Should Bob Backlund have had a longer run with the WWF title after winning it from Bret Hart?

–Who are our favorite and least favorite bookers of all time?

Plus there’s Louis C.K. talk, so you know what to do next- 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 & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 49: Inspirational Wrestler Of The Year

This week’s WICKED GOOD Stick To Wrestling podcast starts with John and Sean discussing the Bret Hart vs Tom Magee match and documentary. Was this really a Holy Grail?

Then we take a deep dive into the 1984 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards year end awards and the Pro Wrestling Illustrated year end awards. We took a look at who did win the following awards, and who we think should have:

-Match of the Year.
-Manager of the Year.
-Rookie of the Year.
-Inspirational Wrestler of the Year.
-Most Hated Wrestler of the Year.
-Most Popular Wrestler.
-Most Improved Wrestler.
-Tag Team of the Year.
-Wrestler of the Year.

Plus we talk about why the mutants from “I Am Legend” should move to metro-Boston. What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD THIS BAD BOY!

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

Episode 45: This Mask Is The Only Thing Holding My Skull Together

–We Book STARRCADE ’82!
–We Book WRESTLEMANIA Zero, April 1984!
–Johnny and Seanny disagree on what the definition is of a Texas Death Match is.
–What was the greatest Texas Death Match of all time?
–Sean Goodwin claims he is banned in France.
–The Bret Hart vs Tom McGee match- who cares and why?
–Which wrestlers were so ahead of their time that it hurt them?
–We gave contest winner Don Carroll his choice of topics, which includes Johnny Mac’s recollection of a CRAZY Bob Backlund vs Masked Superstar match from the Boston Garden in 1983.

And more. It’s a very cool discussion. Actually, it’s wicked cool! Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll take you to the zenith of podcasts – STICK TO WRESTLING!

Plus John makes fun at the woman standing behind him in line at the supermarket. What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD THIS BAD BOY!

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

Episode 23: Viewer Mail

This week Johnny and Seanny answer questions from you, the listeners!

-What was the biggest riot each of us have ever witnessed?

-Who do we think is the best manager of all time?

-How would you guys have re-booked the WWF title situation in 1997 in order to avoid having to screw Bret Hart?

-Who would have managed Abdullah The Butcher, Kabuki, Pak Song, Nick Bockwinkel, Gino Hernandez, The Grappler, Killer Karl Kox, and Dick Murdoch in the WWF during the Bruno / Backlund eras?

-What was the biggest work in wrestling history?

And more!

Tune in every week for STICK TO WRESTLING, the only WICKED COOL wrestling podcast!

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

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