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Episode 174: The 1981 Year In Review

STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Steve Generelli as we review the year in wrestling that was 1981! We discuss:

–The NWA championship changing hands multiple times, and Ric Flair starting his domination of the title that would last ten years.

–Verne Gagne retires as champion, and Nick Bockwinkel is awarded the AWA title.

–Andre The Giant, the biggest attraction in the sport, has a hotel room accident that leaves him with a broken ankle that put him out of action for months.

–Roddy Piper, The Freebirds, Ken Patera, and Jimmy Snuka all invade Georgia.

–Hulk Hogan debuts in the AWA after he completes filming Rocky III.

–Sgt. Slaughter comes to the Mid-Atlantic area and wins the U.S. Title.

–Sam Muchnick announces his retirement.

Plus there’s bonus content! After an hour of wrestling content we discuss The Sopranos and the film The Many Saints Of Newark, 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 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 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 155: Hanging At The Mall With Lord Al

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Neil Shochet! Neil grew up in watching WWF and NWA wrestling in Baltimore, and he and John have some cool stories to share.

–David Schultz making things uncomfortable for Jerry Lawler (and everyone else) at Cauliflower Alley.

–Prank calling Ronnie Garvin.

–Prank calling Kevin Von Erich

–Rip Rogers playing high school football on the same team as John Mellencamp.

–Bruno Sammartino having a bad day.

–A scary airport encounter with Ken Patera

Plus Johnny Mac talks about why he’s never getting on an airplane again, plus we talk Shawn Cassidy,  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 154: Just Push Your Wife Into A Bloody Ivan Koloff, Dan

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by the late, great, Dan Farren! Dan grew up in San Bernadino, CA and went to the matches there every Sunday night in the 70’s, so you know he has some stories. We discuss:

–Dan’s encounters Dory Funk, Roddy Piper, Greg Valentine, Edouard Carpentier, John Tolos, and more.

–The death of the Los Angeles based Mike LeBell promotion.

–The story of a very persistent autograph hound.

–An interesting Mil Mascaras vs Ivan Koloff match.

–What it was like visiting the Olympic Auditorium.

–The greatness of the Black Gordman and Goliath tag team.

–Attending a AAA show in Los Angeles when the promotion was red hot.

Plus Dan talks about seeing David Letterman, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, and more at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, 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 152: Misty-Eyed Mud Match Memories

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Chris Tabar as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1986 World Class Parade of Champions! We discuss:

–This was truly the end of the glory days of World Class Championship Wrestling. This show drew over 23,000 fans. They would never come close to that number again.

–Why “something for everyone” is a bad marketing strategy in wrestling.

–Strange booking takes place as The Great Kabuki tries defeating four stars in a row.

–Was Rick Rude ready to be pushed as a real world’s heavyweight champion?

–This show was missing something. That something was Ric Flair.

–The injuries seem to be taking their toll on Kevin Von Erich as his bad shoulder was re-injured to the point where he couldn’t wrestle in his Dad’s promotion’s version of the Super Bowl.

Plus Tabe and Johnny Mac talk about how radically the wrestling scene changed during the Spring of 1986, 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 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 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 140: Buck Zumhoff On A Sandwich

This week Vincent Waller returns as the guest on STICK TO WRESTLING and we answer questions from our listeners! Inquiring minds want to know:

–What happens if Snuka is arrested and charged with the death of Nancy Argentino? How would this impact the WWF and pro wrestling in general?

–What if Mr. T drops out of Wrestlemania after getting attacked by David Schultz at Madison Square Garden? Is the event a success without a big celebrity in the main event and all the media attention?

–What happens if Iron Sheik refuses to cooperate with Hulk Hogan?

–What happens if Ted DiBiase doesn’t go to the WWF and instead ends up with the NWA in 1987? –When did WCW jump the shark?

–What if after winning the WWF Title Andre does not sell to Ted DiBiase?

Plus we talk Boston Sports Guy Bill Simmons and we discuss condiments, 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