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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 310: Trumpet Fanfare

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we are joined by popular returning guest Chris Zaucha, and we take mailbag questions regarding the most popular faction in the history of Pro Wrestling- The Four Horsemen! On the discussion table:

–What was the story behind Lex Luger replacing Ole Anderson in the Horsemen?
–Tully Blanchard and Ric Flair were not exactly cozy in 1985. What brought them together?
–Could the Horsemen have worked without J.J. Dillon?
–Who else would have fit in the group?
–What should have been done with the Horsemen after Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard left for the WWF?
–Were the Midnight Express ever considered as potentially joining the Horsemen?

Plus we tell who who was “too much like Arn Anderson” for the Horsemen, 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 309: World’s Saddest Babyface

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we review the 1984 Texas Stadium Spectacular, which was forty years ago. The dream came true and Kerry Von Erich became the NWA world heavyweight champion! Discussed on this episode:

–Was David Von Erich supposed to win the NWA title? We actually have a new take on this forty year old mystery.
–On this show the promotion laid the groundwork for the rest of 1984, and well into 1985. We tell you about it.
–Should World Class have had more outside talent on this show?
–We tell you about the wrestler on this show who was trying to turn himself into a traveling attraction, much like Andre The Giant.
–Was this show the absolute apex of World Class Championship Wrestling?
–The Von Erichs chasing the NWA title dates all the way back to Fritz vs Gene Kiniski. We discuss that.

Plus Johnny Mac takes a shot at David Manning, 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

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

Episode 308: Indoor Voices

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Gennerelli continue their deep dive into the WWF’s national expansion of 1984! Discussed on this episode:

–It’s only April and the WWF has radically changed since the beginning of the year.
–Bob Backlund’s interviews have gone from bad to downright cringeworthy.
–Tito Santana has a unique challenger for the Intercontinental title at Madison Square Garden.
–A really bad event in a major arena.
–Private Terry Daniels was Sgt. Slaughter’s protege. Was this done correctly?
–The Tonga Kid is losing matches in the opener, just months before he would propel into the main event at Madison Square Garden.

Plus there’s lots of rare audio from the promotion, 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

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

Episode 307: Had I Gone Into A Coma In 1988…

John McAdam and Steve Generelli are back discussing the WWF’s historic national expansion of 1984, reviewing everything that happened that April. A lot was going on and we discuss…

–The WWF debuts in Detroit, giving one the the United States biggest cities their first taste of major league wrestling in close to five years.
–The Iron Sheik is getting heat like we’ve never seen before.
–Was Bob Backlund supposed to turn heel early during Hogan’s title reign?
–The tag team of Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch have arrived in the WWF, and they were very unique to that territory. Meaning, they were a tag team that was actually good.
–It’s 1984, and WWF cage matches are still disappointing.
–Roddy Piper really did have stamina. We’ll tell you all about it.

Plus there’s lots of rare audio from this era and we discuss the biggest surprises to arrive in the WWF during the Hogan 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

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

 

Episode 306: The Six Pack

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we speak with Brad Balukjian, author of “The Six Pack”! Brad drove 12,525 miles around the country to interview Tony Atlas, Iron Sheik, Sgt. Slaughter, Tito Santana, Jim Troy, Jose Luis Rivera, and many of Hulk Hogan’s childhood friends. One does not have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy this book, and Brad is every bit as interesting to speak with as he is to read. This is can’t miss episode!

Plus Brad tells us a bit about what he’s discovered outside of wrestling, 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

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

Episode 305: Naming Pornographic Films

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jeff Bowdren! We talk Wrestlemania, C.M. Punk, Paul Levesque, AEW, promotional wars, Tony Khan, and much more. A fun listen, guaranteed or your money back!

Plus we don’t stick to wrestling and we talk about sports and other things like Caitlin Clark, Lawrence Taylor, Drake Maye, Deion Sanders, and more.

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

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

Episode 304: Restraining Order On A Pole Match

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we take questions on the spectacle that is Wrestlemania!

–What happens to the WWF if the first Wrestlemania bombs?
–What if Mr. T “chickens out” of Wrestlemania? Because he almost did.
–Was a Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior rematch originally scheduled for Wrestlemania 7?
–What’s the best Wrestlemania match that never happened?
–Why not have Hulk Hogan vs Roddy Piper in a Cage Match at Wrestlemania 2?
–Could the NWA and AWA combined to put on a show that rivaled the first Wrestlemania?

Plus Johnny Mac re-visits and re-thinks the idea of a Hulk Hogan vs Nikita Koloff main event at Wrestlemania 2, 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

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

Episode 301: Andre’s Restaurant And Related Regrets

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we take a deep dive into the WWF’s national expansion, taking a close look at what was going on in “The Fed” in March 1984! We discuss:

–Mr. Fuji delivers one of the greatest heel promos of all time. We are being one hundred percent serious.
–A pro wrestler on the cover of a non-wrestling magazine? Unthinkable coming into 1984, but Hulk Hogan changed that.
–He wasn’t quite at Hulk Hogan’s level of popularity but the newly-turned Sgt. Slaughter was red hot, as was his feud with Iron Sheik.
–Was Andre The Giant starting to get stale?
–Paul Orndorff continues to impress.
–Was Tony Atlas scheduled to win the Intercontinental title?

Plus we announce the STICK TO WRESTLING NCAA basketball pool and the prize the winner will receive, 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

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

Episode 300: Once The Producer, Now The Procurer

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we are joined by The Great Brian Last, and we take questions from the STW Universe! Discussed on the podcast this week:

–Why did WCW lose confidence in Sting after Starrcade 90?
–How would we have booked Ric Flair when he arrived in the WWF in 1991?
–Could the AWA’s Team Challenge Series have actually worked?
–If Eddie Gilbert hadn’t died young, what would his career have looked like?
–If we want to view a wrestling match for pure personal entertainment value, what is our go-to match?
–Can we still watch Chris Benoit matches? Where do we draw the line on separating the art from the artist?

Plus Johnny Mac tells a crazy Ric Flair and Arn Anderson story, 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

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