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Episode 218: Kevin Nash Apologist

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Chris Zaucha! At Chris’ request we talk, mostly, about Kevin Nash and his sometimes controversial career. On the table this week:

–Nash asking for a brilliant stipulation in his WCW contract.

–His shocking the world by winning the WWF title.

–How Kevin Nash got into wrestling and why other wrestlers resented him for it.

–Was his run with the WWF title really “disastrous”?

–Is he really the smartest man in wrestling history?

–Why he was worth everything WCW paid him.

Plus Chris talks about the day Kevin Nash did something really special for him AND there’s another fun “Extra Innings” segment, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

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 217: Fighting Over Stolen Urns

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we’re joined by popular guest host Brent Nicholas as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SummerSlam 1997! This was an eventful show, and we discuss:

–The WWF inexplicably putting their world championship on Bret Hart as they explore ways to get out of his twenty year contract.

–Mick Foley pays homage to Jimmy Snuka.

–Owen Hart botches a piledriver spot and nearly paralyzes Steve Austin.

–How Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were getting along at that very moment.

–Brian Pillman and Dustin Rhodes have a lousy match.

–It felt like Chyna was going to be the superstar and Triple-H would be the sidekick.

Plus we talk about the absolutely insane reason why Jim Niedhart was suddenly out of the WWF, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

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 216: But The Paper Says You’re Dead

This week STICK TO WRESTLING presents Part Two of it’s review of the WWF’s Summer of 1982 with popular guest Randy Smith! We discuss:

–Jimmy Snuka’s babyface turn is right around the corner, and it’s obvious.

–The debut of Mighty Joe Thunder. It’s been forty years yet we still have no words for this.

–The sadness that sets in when you realize one of your favorite heels is finishing up.

–Buddy Rogers resurfaces after being away from the promotion for almost 20 years.

–Superstar Billy Graham returns after a four year absence.

–Playboy Buddy Rose, underrated superstar.

So what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING…give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawbone and wicked good wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 215: Mudpies

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Randy Smith as we talk WWF during the Summer of 1982! Bob Backlund, Playboy Buddy Rose, Jimmy Snuka, Superstar Billy Graham, Andre The Giant, Bob Orton Jr, Captain Lou Albano, The Strongbows, Salvatorre Bellomo, Blackjack Mulligan, Steve Travis, Vince McMahon, Tony Garea, Pedro Morales, Dynamite Kid, and more!

What are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

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 214: He Needed A Ride

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Mike Sempervive as we enjoy another “mailbag” show where we take questions from the listeners. We answer:

–Who should have gotten one or two of Harley Race’s eight runs as NWA champion?

–Out of all the promotions that started in the early 90’s, which did we think had the best chance to survive and thrive?

–What might Barry Windham have done in the NWA had he not left for the WWF?

–Have you ever denied being a wrestling fan, and if so why?

–What do you think Larry Zbyszko’s career trajectory would have been had he not turned on Bruno?

–When did JCP jump the shark?

Plus we do an “Extra Innings” feature on USC and UCLA joining the Big 10, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute 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 213: Standing In Line At The Deli

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Ian Totten, a longtime fan who frequently attended the ECW Arena during the promotion’s heyday. We focus on Cyberslam ’96, which was the first ever internet based wrestling convention that featured a surprise debut of Brian Pillman- an appearance that had some surprises. Plus we discuss some of the behind the scenes mayhem in and around the ECW Arena back in the 90’s- Ian has some CRAZY stories, so you want to check this out.

Plus after the universally acclaimed “Extra Innings” feature from the last episode, how could we not have another similar one? So what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute 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 212: Omni Supershow

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Jammie Ward as we continue to discuss 1982 Georgia Championship Wrestling and the July 4, 1982 supercard at the Omni in Atlanta. We talk Ric Flair, Bob Backlund, Dusty Rhodes, Gordon Solie, Paul Orndorff, Roddy Piper, The Freebirds, Stan Hansen, Buzz Sawyer, Jimmy Snuka, Ole Anderson, Ivan Putski, The Samoans, Kevin Sullivan, Tommy Rich, and much more!

There’s a ton of audio from the WTBS studio that is part of the podcast, plus there’s an extra innings segment you don’t want to miss, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute 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 211: Refreshments For The Less Fortunate

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jammie Ward! We celebrate the 40th Anniversary of a supercard held in Atlanta, GA, featuring the last ever “unification match” between the NWA champion vs the WWF champion as Ric Flair takes on Bob Backlund. Some highlights from the episode:

—There’s audio and lots of it. We hear from Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Bob Backlund, The Freebirds, Magnificent Muraco, Tommy Rich, Ole Anderson, Stan Hansen, Mr. Wrestling II, and more.

—We’re not 100 percent sure if this is actually a unification match based on the mixed signals we’re getting from the WTBS show. Doesn’t matter, we all knew by this point that unification matches did not ever have conclusive finishes.

—Dusty Rhodes loses 35 pounds in two months thanks to the diet and exercise regimens provided by none other than Kevin Sullivan!

—The Freebirds, Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy, are back together and are feuding with the team of Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen and also with The Samoans.

—He couldn’t decide if he was Mr. X or Dr. X, but Magnificent Muraco was in Georgia looking like a million dollars.

—We do not approve of Bob Backlund’s 1982 fashion choices.

Plus Jammie shares a crazy Tommy Rich story and Dan Driessen’s name comes up, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute 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 209: Memories Of Memphis

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined again by popular guest by Steve Crawford, and we discuss the glory days of Memphis Wrestling. Steve grew up not far from where the promotion was based and he shares some outstanding memories. We discuss:

–Jimmy Hart was literally silent on television until Jerry Lawler’s 1980 leg injury. How long before Hart inevitably turns on Lawler?

–Who’s a guy who “clicked” in Memphis, but was never a big deal outside of that territory?

–We talk about trading for Memphis VHS tapes back in the day.

–Did Jerry Lawler have better chemistry with Austin Idol or Bill Dundee?

–What if Jim Cornette took over as the Memphis booker after departing WCW in 1990?

–Could the WWF used Jerry Lawler as it’s national expansion centerpiece based on his appearance on Late Night with David Letterman?

Plus Steve Crawford provides valuable historic information regarding the Jarrett / Gulas split in 1977 and the near split between Jarrett and Lawler in 1983 AND we provide bonus material where we discuss out five favorite albums of 1982, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 207: The King of Recovery Kills It Again

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by the F******G KING OF RECOVERY, Jim Valley! We discuss the 1987 Year End Awards that perhaps, indeed, should have been.

–1987 Wrestler of the Year.

–1987 Match of the Year.

–1987 Promotion of the Year

–1987 Feud of the Year

–1987 Rookie of the Year

Hey, last week’s pod was a setup for this week’s pod, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

STICK TO WRESTING. 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