Tag Archives: Classic Wrestling

Episode 170: Bloodied Old Men In Their Underwear

Mailbag episodes where we answer the listeners questions are always popular, so why not finally do another one? STICK TO WRESTLING is joined once again by popular guest Jayce “KO” Naccarato, and among the things we discuss are:

What were the best and worst looking championship belts of the 80’s?

If Crockett doesn’t lose Piper to the WWE, could they have taken the company national with a feud built around Piper and Flair?

What hurt the business more: the magazines, the newsletters, or the internet?

What if Ted Dibiase stays with the UWF after the Crockett purchase?

Why did Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis never get pushed as a tag team during their 1981 / 1982 run in the WWF?

What if Ric Flair went with Tully & Arn to the WWF in 1988?

Plus Johnny Mac talks about his earliest days on the internet and pointing out the impracticalities of a 1995 Fabulous Freebird reunion in WCW, 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 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.

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 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!

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 166: Let’s Talk Mando Guerrero And The Ramones

Stick to Wrestling is once again joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish, and there’s a lot to discuss this week:

–The career of Bobby Eaton, one of the elite in-ring performers of his generation.

–We discuss Jody Hamilton, aka The Assassin, who was one of the greatest heels in the history of the game.

–We pay tribute to the late Bert Prentice.

–From there, we take a look at an August 1988 edition of the Pro Wrestling Torch, where the publication’s readers rank all of the wrestlers based strictly on in-ring ability, not pushes or championships. Some of the results are interesting.

Plus Scott keeps bringing up The Ramones, and Johnny Mac shares his bad concert experiences with the band, 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 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 163: The Brandon Bull

This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by returning popular guest Ricardo Coleman as we pay tribute to an all time great, the recently deceased “Mr. Wonderful”, Paul Orndorff. On the show this week we talk about:

–Orndorff getting his start in Florida, Memphis, Tri-State, and Mid-South.

–Orndorff’s heel turn in Mid-South, starting with him “oversleeping” and missing an important title shot and eventually using his younger brother as a human shield.

–Bill Watts calling Paul Orndorff a word that one usually wouldn’t associate with Paul.

–Orndorff’s “disappearance” in 1983 after leaving Georgia not really being a disappearance.

–Orndorff hitting the big time in the WWF.

–WCW misused Paul Orndorff. What a surprise.

Plus we talk about Orndorff getting hit in the face with a bottle at the old Boston Garden, 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 159: Giant Preying Mantis

On this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING we have a “mailbag” issue where we take questions from the listeners, including but not limited to:

–When should have Crockett moved on from Dusty as booker and who should have replaced him?

–Which wrestling magazines were the best, and which were the worst?

–What wrestling that you remember loving in your youth did you re-watch as an adult and realize “maybe I should have left that as a memory”?

–Did exposure to the Wrestling Observer and other inside news sources immediately change the way you enjoyed pro wrestling?

–What stars from the 70’s and 80’s would not last in today’s era and why?

Plus Johnny Mac talks about all of the sitting around the wrestlers had to do back in the 80’s, 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 158: Muraco Becomes A Superstar

This week STICK TO WRESTLING features a popular returning guest, The King of Baltimore himself, John Fell! We discuss two important shows that occurred on the weekend of June 20 and Jun 21, 1981 and we commemorate the 40th anniversary of:

–Dusty Rhodes winning the NWA title for a second time.

–Magnificent Muraco winning the Intercontinental championship.

–Ken Patera winning the Georgia championship.

Plus we talk Harley Race, Bob Backlund, Sgt. Slaughter, Terry Gordy, Bruiser Brody, Ted Dibiase, Jimmy Snuka, The Andersons, Pat Patterson, Pedro Morales, Blackjack Mulligan, Butch Reed, Curt Hennig, George Steele, Mike Graham, Tommy Rich, Angelo Mosca, The Moondogs and more, 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 156: …Of The Apocalypse

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Matt Mann, and we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the week the Four Horsemen were formed! On the podcast this week:

–The events that led up to the formation of the Four Horsemen, which actually started almost a year prior to the actual formation of the group.

–In their first official act as a faction, the Horsemen destroyed the Road Warriors. That had never happened before.

–Arn Anderson calling himself, Ric Flair, and Tully Blanchard “the three horsemen of the apocalypse” months before the faction was formed.

–Would Gino Hernandez have become a Horseman had he not passed away?

–Lex Luger making his Horsemen aspirations known upon his arrival in 1987.

–Dusty Rhodes as a member of the Horsemen in 1989? Hear about how that was the plan at one point.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about working with a girl who played Roller Derby, 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