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Episode 161: We Want Flair, We Get Oz

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Randy Smith, who attended the 1991 Great American Bash with John McAdam. We discuss the Bash from thirty years ago and we hit on the following points:

–The fans in Baltimore were mad at the promotion, far angrier than it came across on TV.

–There was a wrestler named Oz who was managed by someone named The Wizard. No, really. But Oz would go on to make millions in the wrestling business.

–Scaffold Matches were an odd combination of being both very boring and extremely dangerous, and on this night the company wasted three elite talents in such a match.

–Diamond Dallas Page was as big and tall as Scott Hall, which means he’s too big and tall to be a manager.

–The second coming of The Yellow Dog was a complete travesty. We explain why, and provide the history of the gimmick.

–The Rock & Roll Express rarely had a bad match, but they did on this night: against each other. Robert Gibson was still only 32 years old here, but he looked completely washed up.

Plus Johnny Mac spends much of the hour kicking around the booking tactics of Dusty Rhodes, 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 106: Graveyard Gallup

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Randy Smith, who was a regular at the WWF All-Star Wrestling TV tapings in Hamburg, PA from 1980 until early 1984. Randy tells us about:

–Randy’s first hand account of the infamous Piper’s Pit where Jimmy Snuka’s head was used as a coconut opener.

–Tor Kamata getting into a parking lot brawl with a fan.

–Iron Mike Sharpe’s unconventional training methods.

–The radical changes that came to All Star Wrestling in 1984.

–Which wrestlers and managers were cool outside the ring, and which were not.

Plus John and Randy share a cool story when they met Lou Thesz in 1988, 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 & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 59: Make A Million Dollars, Just Use The Z-Man Correctly

Stick To Wrestling’s Summer Series continues as John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Randy Smith. We discuss the NWA’s Summer of 1989, with the main talking points being:

–Why Terry Funk couldn’t win anything but TV squashes before his big PPV bout vs Ric Flair.
–TV did not do the Great American Bash post match brawl with Flair and Sting vs Funk and Muta justice.
–Ricky Steamboat won’t sign that extension? No problem, just have Lex Luger feud with Tommy Rich. Puh-leeze.
–The Varsity Club- it ended too soon.
–The match between Ricky Steamboat and Lex Luger from July 22, 1989 is one of the most talked about non-televised, house show only matches ever. We tell you why.
–They pulled the plug on the talented Eddie Gilbert’s turn and left him without a role.
–The greatness that was the feud between James E. Cornette and Paul E. Dangerously.
–The Great Muta was aptly named.
–Mike Rotondo’s odd transition from a charmless bully to a happy sailor.
–McAdam thinks that if he were booking WCW, he would have made a million dollars with Tom Zenk. He really said that.

Plus, John talks about the special line somewhere between Philadelphia and Baltimore. What are you waiting for- DOWNLOAD THIS BAD BOY!

STICK TO WRESTLING, the only wicked good wrestling podcast around! Give us sixty minutes and we’ll give you a slice of pro wrestling heaven!

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

Episode 50: Welcome To Viceland!

On this week’s WICKED GOOD Stick To Wrestling podcast Johnny and Seanny have Randy Smith as the guest. Randy has been a hardcore fan for 30 years and started reading the newsletters in the mid-80’s. He knows his wrestling, plus back in the day all of the crazy stuff happened in HIS hotel room.

This week we review the six part “Dark Side Of The Ring” series.

–Did the WWF unknowingly book Randy and Elizabeth’s divorce? Plus, don’t get Randy Savage mad at a Waffle House.

–Tony Atlas finally has a forum to talk about Bruiser Brody’s murder! We talk about how awful it must have been for Barbara Goodish, hearing the news in San Juan from Abdullah The Butcher, and having to get her husband’s remains home from a foreign land. Oh, and guess what match was on the first live card Johnny Mac ever saw?

–Was Bret Hart in on the Montreal screw job? Couldn’t the WWF have planned this any better? Who was the bad guy here, Bret or the WWF?

–Was it really a mistake bringing Lance Von Erich into World Class? Should Fritz Von Erich have overreacted so badly at the thought of The Magnificent Lance main eventing at Billy Bob’s?

–We talk about how Gino Hernandez’ Mom came across as a hero in his doc, and how everyone in the wrestling business did not. Plus, John shares some details that was left out of the documentary, and talks about a shocking story that the documentary confirmed.

–What picture was Viceland trying to paint with the Moolah doc? We’re not quite sure.

Plus, we acknowledge the 20th Anniversary of the death of Owen Hart, and share where we were when we learned it happened and our general thoughts on the tragedy, including how a bunch of petty nonsense got a husband and a father killed. What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD THIS BAD BOY!

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