Tag Archives: Stick To Wrestling

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 149: Let’s Discuss A Forty Year Old List

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined once again by popular guest Brad Breitzman, as we discuss a Top 50 list put out by Wrestling World in the Spring of 1981. We talk about:

–Gene Kiniski, who had been in semi-retirement for twelve years, being ranked #43.

–How do you rank a wrestler like Andre The Giant?

–They didn’t include the NWA, WWF, or AWA champions, and Nick Bockwinkel was ranked #1. Was Wrestling World tipped off that Nick was about to regain the AWA title?

–Who was egregiously missing from this top fifty?

–Why is the Pacific Northwest / Portland territory excluded?

Johnny Mac and Brad probably probably put more time discussing this list than the author did creating it, 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 148: What If Bruno Had WHAT?

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest John Jance, and we enter into an alternative universe. Bruno Sammartino was seriously injured in 1976, and told promoter Vince McMahon Sr that he wanted out. Bruno cut way down on his dates right after losing the WWWF title to Superstar Billy Graham and was completely out of wrestling by the end of 1981. But what if Bruno has Ricflairitis, a condition one suffers from when they can’t walk away from the business? We discuss that and the butterfly effect it would have had.

–When does Vince Jr. finally pull the title from Bruno?

–What effect would this have had on the careers of Superstar Billy Graham and Bob Backlund?

–When would Bruno finally have to retire?

–What impact would this have had on David Sammartino’s career? Would it have hurt Bruno if the fans knew he was old enough to have an adult son?

–How often did Bruno wrestle after dropping the title to Graham? The answer may surprise you.

Plus John Jance shares a story about corresponding with a young Dave Meltzer and how not everything was a secret back in the day, 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 147: DTA – Don’t Turn Austin

This week STICK TO WRESTLING continues it’s talk on Wrestlemania X7, universally considered one of the greatest pro wrestling events era and the pinnacle of The Attitude Era. On tap this week:

–The WWF was crazy, and I mean CRAZY, to turn Steve Austin and align him with Vince McMahon.

–The immediate creative collapse the WWF suffered after this show.

–Triple H was great, but that was not how a heel should be portrayed.

–The company had been giving a lot of spotlight to the McMahons before and during this show, but we hadn’t see anything yet.

–The legends battle royal.

–Chyna found herself in a really tough spot, and still managed to come across as an unsympathetic character.

Plus Johnny Mac complains about the company trying to make Stephanie McMahon into a c-word, 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 146: Goodbye To A Well Spent $9.99

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Brent Nicholas as we talk about:

–The end of WWE Network. It wasn’t perfect, but at the end of the day $9.99 per month for that much content was a bargain.

–So far, so good with Peacock. Hopefully they’ll be uploading classic footage in a timely manner.

Then we move on to Part One of our 20th Anniversary of Wrestlemania X7, one of the greatest wrestling shows of all time. We talk:

–The deaths of WCW and ECW coming right on the heels of Wrestlemania X7, and the whirlwind going around the business at the time.

–Chris Jericho was on a major adrenaline rush during his match vs William Regal.

–Triple H and Shawn Michaels were excellent politicians.

–Who would win in a shoot? Who cares?

Plus John and Brent talk about the 1987 film “Can’t Buy Me Love”, 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 145: Worst Tag Team Of The Year

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by John Muse, and we do Part Two of our 1990 Year End Awards. 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:

–Who was 1990 Wrestler of the Year? Both McAdam and Muse have surprising choices.

–John McAdam picked him as 1980’s Wrestler of the Year. A decade later he’s Worst Wrestler.

–1989 had four great pay per views. 1990 had none, but one of them had to win Best Show.

–Best Tag Team? There were two obvious contenders.

–John Muse’s pick for “Best Heel” barely wrestled in 1990. That’s how great he was.

–Anyone want to guess who got a vote for Worst Tag Team? 🙂

Plus John Muse talks about driving from Michigan to Philadelphia in 1990 for a couple of indy shows, 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 142: He’s Only 54, Why Not Make Him World Champ?

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest star Jammie Ward as we present Part One in a two part series discussing the 1980 Year End Awards. Where can you hear discussion about who should have gotten awards for things that happened over forty years ago? Stick To Wrestling, of course! We talk about:

–Who deserved “most underrated” and “most underrated”.

–What was the best promotion in 1980?

–Who was the best on interviews?

–1980 Rookie of the Year; an easy choice.

–Who deserved “Announcer of the Year” in 1980?

–We talk about the best babyfaces and the best heels of 1980.

Plus John recommends the last NXT Takeover show, 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