Tag Archives: NWA

Episode 151: Catsaboulis The Welcher

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Mike Mills, co-host of the http://midsouthpod.com/! Mike is a Mid-South Wrestling fan and historian (and a really cool guy) and we talk:

–What if Bill Watts got on national cable early enough?

–The Junkyard Dog’s rise to fame, demise, and defection to the WWF.

–The Freebirds return in 1986 and their “Million Dollar Contract”.

–Ted Dibiase’s heel and face turns.

–Jim Cornette’s 1984 persona was the greatest wrestling manager of all time.

–The UWF painfully swirling down the drain after being purchased by JCP 1987.

Plus Johnny Mac and Mike Mills share memories of their favorite promotion, 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 150: Addressing That Rumor

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined once again by popular guest Will Rickard, as we pay homage to the card where Tommy Rich winning the NWA forty long years ago. We talk about:

–Tommy Rich held the NWA title for five days, and did not get to appear on WTBS with the actual belt. Was this good for Tommy’s career?

–NWA President Jim Crockett Jr flying back from Japan once he heard of the unexpected switch.

–How did this switch come about? We’ve all listened to different versions, Will and Johnny Mac tell you what they’ve heard.

–We talk about all of the wrestlers that appeared on the card, including Andre The Giant, Ted Dibiase, The Freebirds, Mr. Wrestling II, Mongolian Stomper, Robert Gibson, a young Jim Duggan, and more.

–We address THAT rumor.

Plus Johnny Mac and Will Rickard share memories of their favorite prelim wrestlers growing up, 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 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!

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 145: Worst Tag Team Of The Year

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by John Muse, and we do Part Two of our 1990 Year End Awards. John McAdam and John Muse practically wrote the 1990 Wrestling Observer Yearbook, so who better to discuss the 1990 Year End Awards? In the discussion:

–Who was 1990 Wrestler of the Year? Both McAdam and Muse have surprising choices.

–John McAdam picked him as 1980’s Wrestler of the Year. A decade later he’s Worst Wrestler.

–1989 had four great pay per views. 1990 had none, but one of them had to win Best Show.

–Best Tag Team? There were two obvious contenders.

–John Muse’s pick for “Best Heel” barely wrestled in 1990. That’s how great he was.

–Anyone want to guess who got a vote for Worst Tag Team? 🙂

Plus John Muse talks about driving from Michigan to Philadelphia in 1990 for a couple of indy shows, 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 144: My Comfort Food

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by John Muse. John McAdam and John Muse practically wrote the 1990 Wrestling Observer Yearbook, so who better to discuss the 1990 Year End Awards? In the discussion:

–Steve Austin winning Rookie of the Year in a landslide, and how it was obvious he had superstar potential straight out of wrestling school.

–Who deserved the Most Obnoxious prize? SO many to choose from.

–Junkyard Dog was nominated as 1980 Wrestler of the Year by John McAdam. By 1990 he was the worst of the worst.

–What was the Best Gimmick of 1990? Again, so many to choose from!

–How the NWA went from Best Promotion to Wrest Promotion in only twelve months.

–Could there be a more qualified Worst Gimmick contender than The Black Scorpion?

Plus Johnny Mac tells an odd story about going to Baltimore for the 1990 Great American Bash, 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 143: The Miraculous Buddy Roberts Comeback

This week STICK TO WRESTLING presents Part Two of our 1980 Wrestling Awards with popular guest Jammie Ward! Discussed on the show:

–We don’t just tell you who 1980 Wrestler of the Year is, we give you a Top Five.

–How Buddy Roberts went from being almost out of the business to becoming one of the Fabulous Freebirds.

–1980 Match of the Year, from both in-ring and box office views. –

-Feud of the Year is pretty obvious…or is it?

–Announcer of the Year, and how hard is to choose between Gordon Solie and Lance Russell.

–Four years after his feud with Ernie Ladd, the WWF finally brings in another titan for Andre The Giant to feud with.

And more, plus Johnny Mac and Jammie both select a “Wrestler of the Year”that wasn’t even in the other one’s top five, 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 142: He’s Only 54, Why Not Make Him World Champ?

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest star Jammie Ward as we present Part One in a two part series discussing the 1980 Year End Awards. Where can you hear discussion about who should have gotten awards for things that happened over forty years ago? Stick To Wrestling, of course! We talk about:

–Who deserved “most underrated” and “most underrated”.

–What was the best promotion in 1980?

–Who was the best on interviews?

–1980 Rookie of the Year; an easy choice.

–Who deserved “Announcer of the Year” in 1980?

–We talk about the best babyfaces and the best heels of 1980.

Plus John recommends the last NXT Takeover 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 rawbone podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 130: The Brock Brothers

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by The King of Baltimore himself, John Fell! It’s a wicked good hour as we discuss:

–Roddy Piper making John’s wife furious.

–The 1987 Crockett Cup

–Ric Flair luring females to the Baltimore Marriott hotel.

–Wrestlemania 3

–J.J. Dillon, an underrated asset with the Four Horsemen.

–The 1991 Great American Bash.

–Barry Windham’s initial run as a heel.

Plus John Fell shares a heartbreaking memory about meeting Road Warrior Animal, 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 128: Mixing Up The Daves

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by longtime fan Will Rickard, who shares his experiences growing up watching Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and attending the shows there. We discuss:

–The infamous traffic jam caused by the sold out show featuring Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood vs Sgt. Slaughter and Private Don Kernodle in a Cage Match.

–The brilliant angle where Jack and Jerry Brisco turned heel.

–The day Will was “smartened up” to the business.

–The angle where Bob Orton Jr turned on Ric Flair, allowing he and Dick Slater to collect the bounty Harler Race placed on Ric.

–The WWF’s invasion of the Carolinas.

–Hulk Hogan getting booed out of the building in Greeensboro as a babyface during the early Nitro days.

And more, plus Johnny Mac debunks an old rumor about The Freebirds, 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 127: Shaving Bobby’s Back

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Al Getz of the “Charting The Territories” Arcadian Vanguard podcast! We had a blast doing the show as we discussed:

–Al’s background as a wrestling manager and someone who handled various behind-the-scene tasks.

–How Al uses actual metrics to accurately represent a wrestler’s spot in a territory.

–Modern Wrestling vs Classic Wrestling.

–How Al does off-internet historic wrestling research.

–The 1984 “Mr. R” angle in Georgia.

–All Elite Wrestling, and why the Orange Cassidy persona works.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about his adventure in Kenosha, Wisconsin 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