Tag Archives: Ric Flair

Episode 171: Dusty Did Not Sandbag Flair

September 17 is the 40th Anniversary of Ric Flair winning his first NWA title and we celebrate the day by having popular co-host Brandon Hefner return to STICK TO WRESTLING! Among the things we discuss:

–Was the average fan surprised when Flair won?

–Who would have been the alternative choices to having Flair as NWA champion?

–Would Charlotte have been a better choice as the city Flair won the title in?

–Did Eddie Graham and Dusty Rhodes try to undermine Flair’s title reign?

–Which promoters wanted Flair as champion, and which did not?

Plus we talk about Michael Hayes ‘ being announced as appearing at the Boston Garden in 1983 and the place coming unglued, 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 170: Bloodied Old Men In Their Underwear

Mailbag episodes where we answer the listeners questions are always popular, so why not finally do another one? STICK TO WRESTLING is joined once again by popular guest Jayce “KO” Naccarato, and among the things we discuss are:

What were the best and worst looking championship belts of the 80’s?

If Crockett doesn’t lose Piper to the WWE, could they have taken the company national with a feud built around Piper and Flair?

What hurt the business more: the magazines, the newsletters, or the internet?

What if Ted Dibiase stays with the UWF after the Crockett purchase?

Why did Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis never get pushed as a tag team during their 1981 / 1982 run in the WWF?

What if Ric Flair went with Tully & Arn to the WWF in 1988?

Plus Johnny Mac talks about his earliest days on the internet and pointing out the impracticalities of a 1995 Fabulous Freebird reunion in WCW, 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 168: The Best Summer Of Wrestling

Popular guest Christian Boddie returns to Stick To Wrestling and we talk about our favorite Summer in wrestling which happened thirty five years ago: 1986. Discussed on this week’s episode:

–Baby Doll inexplicably turns on Dusty Rhodes to side with Ric Flair, which made no sense from a logical or a storyline standpoint. Making things worse, Ric and Baby Doll had no on-screen chemistry.

–Ole Anderson returns to the NWA after a six month absence, and the Four Horsemen get rolling.

–Paul Jones scores the upset, and Jimmy Valiant gets his head shaved.

–Dusty Rhodes wins the NWA title, but for only three weeks.

–The Magnum T.A. vs Nikita Koloff feud continues to rage on.

Plus Christian and John talk about both being at the 1986 Great American Bash in Philadelphia, 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 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 160: Hogan Goes To Hell, Or At Least Was Told To

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Thomas Bane, and we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Bash at the Beach ’96! We discuss the following and more:

—Supposedly Kevin Nash didn’t want Hulk Hogan in The Outsiders.

—Ric Flair was one of the best promos in history, but he was often terrible on the stick around this time.

—It was 1996, but someone called Rey Mysterio Jr vs Psycosis “the first great match of the 21st century”.

—We didn’t realize it at the time, but WWF castoff such as Bobby Heenan, Gene Okerlund, Randy Savage, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Jimmy Hart, Miss Elizabeth, and Hulk Hogan really did help WCW.

—The wisdom of putting Ray Traylor and John Tenta, both superheavyweights, in a match where they had to climb a pole.

—How this show ushered in a second career for the seemingly finished Hulk Hogan.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about driving to Hartford to see Ric Flair wrestle for “one last time” back in 1995, 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 156: …Of The Apocalypse

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Matt Mann, and we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the week the Four Horsemen were formed! On the podcast this week:

–The events that led up to the formation of the Four Horsemen, which actually started almost a year prior to the actual formation of the group.

–In their first official act as a faction, the Horsemen destroyed the Road Warriors. That had never happened before.

–Arn Anderson calling himself, Ric Flair, and Tully Blanchard “the three horsemen of the apocalypse” months before the faction was formed.

–Would Gino Hernandez have become a Horseman had he not passed away?

–Lex Luger making his Horsemen aspirations known upon his arrival in 1987.

–Dusty Rhodes as a member of the Horsemen in 1989? Hear about how that was the plan at one point.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about working with a girl who played Roller Derby, 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 141: Bret Hart, Evil Foreign Menace

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Steve Crawford! I’m kidding- it’s not that Steve Crawford, but it’s an even better one. Steve and I continue answering listeners questions, and here’s what’s on tap for this week:

–What happens if Ric Flair jumps to WWF in 1998? How would he fit in peak of Attitude era?

–What was Hulk Hogan’s least lucrative series of matches in the 1980’s?

–If we could change the combatants or finish of any Supercard what would it be?

–Who gets the NWA title if Ric Flair gets seriously injured in 1981?

–What would have happened with WCW had Bill Watts been put in charge in late 1988 or early 1989 instead of Jim Herd?

–If Sting doesn’t injure his knee at Clash Of The Champions and wins the NWA title at WrestleWar 90 does Flair end up in The WWF earlier?

Plus we try to determine the exact moment that pro wrestling became “silly”, 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 139: There Is Such A Thing As A Bad Terry Funk Match

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING, we have Part Two of our discussion of the 30th Anniversary of the Dixie Dynamite Clash of the Champions special, featuring the first Ric Flair vs Scott Stiener match, as well as more general discussion. We discuss:

–The disappointing Ric Flair vs Scott Stiener match, and Scott’s allegation that Flair “sandbagged” him.

–Scott Stiener’s fictional accomplishments as an amateur wrestler at Michigan versus his actual wrestling accomplishments- the actual accomplishments may have been more impressive.

–Dusty Rhodes’ role as an announcer on the show.

–How would we have re-booked this event?

–Jayce asks John to sell him on Bob Backlund.

–An awesome Memphis storyline that was scheduled to happen but fell through.

Plus there’s a Great Wojo reference, 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 133: Pump Or Pay Revisited

This week’s STICK TO WRESTLING is a Christmas Day edition, and the last STW of the year, so why not have a special TWO HOUR EPISODE?

More specialness- we’re joined by the show’s producer, Lightning Lou Kipilman!

Even more specialness- it’s a mailbag show where we answer questions from the listeners! Here are some of the inquiries we respond to this week:

–What was the story behind was Buddy Rogers being billed as world champion in the Northeast after losing the title to Lou Thesz?

–What happens if Dusty does not become Mid-Atlantic booker in 1984?

–What were the best matches we’ve seen live?

–What is the most money you’ve ever spent on something ridiculous and what was it?

–Why was there heat between Ric Flair & Rick Rude?

–If he’d gotten the ESPN slot, could Bill Watts have won the wrestling wars?

And more! Plus we talk about embarrassing encounters with wrestling personalities, and we discuss a Psycho Capone match, 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