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Episode 311: Can The Captain Deliver Her?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Generelli review the WWF from forty years ago, May 1984! We talk Hulk Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Gene Okerlund, Andre The Giant, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse Ventura, Wendi Richter, Jimmy Snuka, Rocky Johnson, Tito Santana, David Schultz, Fabulous Moolah, Bobo Brazil, Paul Orndorff, Akira Maeda, The Samoans, Buzz Sawyer, Iron Sheik, Greg Valentine, Tonga Kid, Ivan Putski, Mr. Fuji, Tony Atlas, Chief Jay Strongbow, Bob Orton Jr, Fred Blassie, Tony Garea, and more!

Plus we provide lots of rare and fantastic audio from this era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman and Mike Sempervive

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

Episode 283: Can’t Blame Randy Savage

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of The Survivor Series! On the discussion table:

— The 1987 Survivor Series was excellent. Could the 1988 version keep up?
— Jesse Ventura and Gorilla Monsoon delivered an outstanding performance on this night.
— That darn Bad News Brown just couldn’t get along with anyone.
— Five guys per team, so even matches with poor in-ring performers should be decent, right? Just go in there and give it your all for two minutes and then tag out. There’s theory, and then there’s reality.
— The Young Stallions, Paul Roma and Jim Powers, were pushable.
— Andre The Giant seems less and less relevant.

Plus Johnny Mac goes off on the way the WWF managed the talents of One Man Gang and Terry Taylor, so what are you waiting for? Listen to this episode for a wicked good time!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 272: Never Been To The Beach

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of SummerSlam ’88, the first SummerSlam ever! Discussed on this episode:

–Who was actually supposed to be the surprise guest on the Brother Love Show, someone who had never wrestled at Madison Square Garden, but did not make this show? We let you in on the surprise.
–Had either Ted Dibiase or Jesse Ventura ever been to the beach before, or even to a public pool? There’s a reason why we wonder.
–Wrestlemania was special. Survivor Series was special. This show…not as much.
–This was the final big WWF show for many long time, established stars.
–The wrestling game was changing, and Pay Per View events were becoming more and more commonplace.
–Baron Von Rashke is now managing the Powers of Pain. It’s been thirty five years and we’re still not sure why.

Plus Johnny Mac tells the story of how he found out that the Ultimate Warrior was winning the title on this night, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone wrestling podcast!

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 187: Kevin Got The Duke

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Shawn Heimberger and we celebrate the Year of 1982 turning forty years old by looking at some results and discussing the matches’ participants. We talk about Bob Backlund, Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Austin Idol, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse Ventura, Ivan Koloff, Kevin Sullivan, Buddy Rose, Blackjack Mulligan, the team of Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito, Iceman Parsons, Jimmy Garvin, Killer Khan, Stan Stasiak, Leroy Brown, Gene Anderson, Dizzy Hogan, Rip Oliver, and more!

Plus Johnny Mac has a crazy Verne Gagne story, 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 109: Stripped Down Chevys

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Max Levy, aka Tamalie. We finally stop being so darn negative and we stop talking about the worst, and instead talk about the ten best managers of the 80’s, in both our own opinion. Other issues discussed:

–Jesse Ventura not wanting a manager in the WWF.

–The demise of Championship Wrestling from Florida.

–Eric Bischoff ludicrously denying having ever watched ECW.

–Gary Hart dressed in Winter clothes on a Summer night.

–”Smart fans” disliking J.J. Dillon in the 80’s.

–The moment when they hinted that Lou Albano was turning babyface.

Plus Max shares a Ronnie P. Gossett story, 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

Episode 39: Hulk Hogan’s A Stooge

John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by popular guest Thomas Bane!

We take a look at:

–We discuss the passing of Dick Beyer, aka The Destroyer and what a huge role he played in creating wrestling in Japan. Yes, I said creating.
–We also have a long talk about the death and legacy of King Bong Bundy.
–Wait, Jesse Ventura tried to stage a walkout at Wrestlemania 2 so that the WWF would have to recognize the wrestlers as a union? And Hulk Hogan stooged him out? How could Vince have handled this? Hear the details on this episode.
–Bundy left the WWF right before Wrestlemania 4 in 1988. We question his timing.
–Was the NWA ever interested in bringing Bundy in after his WWF departure?
–What would Bundy’s Japan prospects have looked like?
–The origin of the Ric Flair vs Shane Douglas spat.
–Was Bundy better with Bobby Heenan or Jimmy Hart?
–Ted Dibiase, most disappointing manager ever.
–Who were the good babyface managers?
–Irish Terry Gunn…we actually talk about him.
–Should Killer Khan have been a bigger deal in the WWF?
–Why did Pedro Morales defend the Intercontinental Title against half of the tag champions? We have the answer.
–We do a deep dive into how the Sgt. Slaughter vs Pat Patterson started, and how they could have done it better.
–The Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen Cage Match at MSG was a disappointment. What happened?

It’s a very cool discussion. Actually, it’s wicked cool! Every week give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you a sweet podcast – STICK TO WRESTLING!

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