Tag Archives: Halloween Havoc

Episode 176: “Horrors” Was The Right Word

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Chris Zaucha, as we celebrate, or perhaps commemorate, the 30th Anniversary of Halloween Havoc 1991, one of the more controversial shows put on by WCW. We look at:

–The aptly named “Chamber of Horrors” match, with WCW becoming more and more of a poor man’s WWF.

–But there were good matches as well, such as Terry Taylor vs Bobby Eaton, and Steve Austin vs Dustin Rhodes.

–Rick Rude makes his debut, with Paul E. Dangerously as his manager. This has real potential.

–Didja know Brian Pillman was a walk on for Miami of Ohio’s football team? If you didn’t, Jim Ross told you twice..before Pillman and Ricky Morton even locked up. Twice. –

-Lex Luger has a really good main event against Ron Simmons and is starting to look like he might be able to carry this. Maybe.

–But it still feels like Sting should be the centerpiece of this promotion.

Plus Johnny Mac tells you what was planned for Abdullah The Butcher after he was fried in an electric chair during the Chamber of Horrors, 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 73: They’re not booing. They’re saying “DUUUUUUDES”

This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Jammie Ward, and we review Halloween Havoc ’89, thirty years later. Both John and Jammie attended the show and can provide a unique perspective. We discuss:

–The NWA had four consecutive outstanding Pay-per-view events before this one. Could they run the streak to five?
–Who got the biggest pop on this show?
–Should Lex Luger have been in the main event instead of The Great Muta?
–How did The Skyscrapers wind up feuding with the Road Warriors?
–What were our initial thoughts on Brian Pillman?
–What was it like when Doom made their first appearance, having never been on television before?
–Why was the promotion jobbing Jim Cornette and The Midnight Express?
–Can Stick To Wrestling provide a first-hand, full, detailed, moment by moment description of everything, smell of the air, sounds of the fans, as the Dynamic Dudes are announced? Of course we can!

Plus Jammie shares a story about standing on a chair at the show, the chair collapsing while Lex Luger laughed at him and offered no assistance. What are you waiting for, DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO THIS BAD BOY!

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