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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

Episode 137: The Other Superfly

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Brandon Hefner as we discuss two cards that happened forty years ago, one Championship Wrestling from Florida show and one Championship Wrestling from Georgia card. Of course the shows themselves are great conversation starters. We discuss:

–How Ted Dibiase, Terry Gordy, Dick Slater, Tony Atlas, and Mike Graham all could have carried the NWA world championship.

–The short term team of Ole Anderson and Assassin #1, two of wrestling’s all time greatest heels.

–How Steve Olsonoski was not exactly Captain Charisma.

–Kevin Sullivan’s brilliant and unexpected heel turn in 1981.

-Why Battle Royals suck and two ring Battle Royals are even worse.

–The subtle hint that foretold Sir Oliver Humperdink’s turn back to being a heel.

Plus we share the story of how Dick Slater beat the snot out of then college and future NFL star John Matuszak, who was six-foot-eight and weighed two hundred eighty pounds. This happened WHEN SLATER WAS STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL, 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 135: The WWF MVPs, Part Two

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Steve Generalli, a knowledgeable longtime WWF fan. In the second segment of a two part series, we talk about the Most Valuable Players of the Bob Backlund era, year by year. We cover:

–Captain Lou Albano, and how if managers qualified for the MVP he might have won it in 1982.

–Magnificent Muraco’s arrival in 1981, and how he looked like the next Superstar Billy Graham.

–Pedro Morales becoming the rock-solid number two babyace in the WWF.

–1983 feeling like reruns with tried and true stars like Sgt. Slaughter, Magnificent Muraco, The Samoans, and more coming back.

–Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito being absolute heat machines in the territory.

–How Greg Valentine’s return in 1981 looked like the end for Bob Backlund.

And more, plus Steve and I give you the top five on our WWF MVP ballot for 1981, 1982, and 1983, 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 132: Flair Is In A Limo While Luger Rides The Bus

The week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Max Levy and we talk about the demise of the WWF in the early to mid 90’s. So what happened?

–The steroid scandal, shrinking wrestlers, and an issue the fans could no longer turn a blind eye to.

–Berry Orton (named after Wild Red Berry) had a casual conversation with John Arezzi that morphed into a nationwide scandal.

–Was pro wrestling, at the end of the day, just an 80’s fad?

–The ridiculous and heavily pushed characters like Doink The Clown and Papa Shango that drove fans away.

–Sgt. Slaughter’s push, and the WWF tying their storylines to an ongoing real-life war.

–Hulk Hogan gets stale, and eventually leaves.

And more, plus this episode goes into overtime, 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 129: I’m Worth Something

Hi Everyone:

I’m John McAdam and I’m here to tell you that this episode of STICK TO WRESTLING is a special one, something I’ve been planning for months.

Back in 2003, Dave Meltzer had a talk show on CBS Sportsline Network. Ole Anderson had just released a book, and Dave invited Ole as a guest on the show to promote it. The lit matches and the gasoline collided, and the interview was THE topic of wrestling chats and messageboards at the time. Thomas Bane and I took a close look at this disaster as STICK TO WRESTLING provides a Thanksgiving leftover show that’s over TWO HOURS of controversy and laughs.

I hope you and your families all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy the episode!

JRM

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