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Episode 220: Four Through Seven Are Interchangeable

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Thomas Bane as we discuss the Top Ten wrestlers of 1987! Discussed on this episode:

–Wrestlemania 3 changed everything, so Andre The Giant is ranked really high for a guy who had two matches all year.

–Like it or not, The Honkytonk Man had a big year and is ranked.

–By the end of 1987 Lex Luger looked positioned to become JCP’s version of Hulk Hogan.

–Randy Savage turns babyface and makes a huge impact.

–Ron Garvin’s run as NWA champion barely registered.

–Curt Hennig had a breakthrough 1987. Where is he ranked?

Plus McAdam takes shots at Ole Anderson and Dusty Rhodes- he can’t help himself- and there’s an extra innings segment where we talk College Football 2022, 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 200

STICK TO WRESTLING celebrates it’s 200th episode with a podcast that’s over 200 minutes long, with Max Levy, Thomas Bane, and The Great Brian Last taking questions from the Stick To Wrestling Universe! It’s almost four hours of rawboned, wicked good wrestling talk! On the discussion table:

–Toxic Shock Syndrome…was that a coverup for a Mike Von Erich overdose?

–Speaking of overdoses, what would the WWWF have done had Superstar Billy Graham overdosed and died while holding the world title?

–Who should have been Sting’s first opponent as NWA champion?

–What were the best and worst company produced music themes?

–Who would be on the Jimmy Hart’s First Family All-Star Team?

–What led to the decline of managers and tag team wrestling?

And much, much more! This is almost four hours of pro wrestling goodness, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

Stick To Wrestling- give us sixty…no, give us over 200 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 191: Courtesy, Professionalism, And Respect

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Thomas Bane, and we proudly take questions from our Facebrook group, such as:

–When Dusty Rhodes came to the WWF in 1989, how was he treated by the locker room?

–What if Greg Valentine had defeated Bob Backlund for the WWF title in 1984? Who would have been his top challengers?

–Did the wrestling fandom look down on the Brisco Brothers when they sold their share of Georgia to Vince McMahon?

–What if the WWF hired Eddie Gilbert in 1986?

–What motivated tape traders?

–Would Crockett Promotions have benefited with establishing a women’s division during the mid-1980s to combat Vince McMahon’s division?

Plus Johnny Mac is stuck doing the podcast from his Mom’s house on a landline, 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 173: You Don’t Know This Man

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by Thomas Bane as we present Part Two of our look at the 1992 Phil Donahue show where Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Barry Orton, Dave Meltzer, John Arezzi, and Murray Hodgkin all appear.

This is from the period where the WWF’s sex and drug scandals were at their peak, and we took a look at what got the WWF to this place. There are accusations of steroid use, rampant use of recreational drugs, sexual harassment and sexual assault, and more. We take a look at everything that is being said.

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 172: Without Taking Us Around The World

On this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING popular co-host Thomas Bane returns and we review the 1992 Phil Donahue show where Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, Barry Orton, Dave Meltzer, John Arezzi, and Murray Hodgkin all appear. This is from the period where the WWF’s sex and drug scandals were at their peak, and we took a look at what got the WWF to this place, Vince McMahon’s strategy, Superstar Billy Graham’s allegations, and much more.

Plus Johnny Mac tells a funny Mel Phillips story, 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 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 108: It’s Not Mr. Fuji

There’s no baseball yet, but we have a special Stick To Wrestling DOUBLEHEADER for your holiday weekend.

First, Thomas Bane returns to further discuss the episode of Monday Nitro that aired on July 25, 2000 and we share what we thought of the show and the promotion overall.

Part Two has popular guest Max Levy return to the show and we give our lists of the WORST managers of the 1980’s based on impact, longevity, and our personal opinions of them. It was an interesting conversation as neither Max nor John’s number one, worst manager of the decade was in the other’s Top Ten. Which is good, we never want this show to be an echo chamber!

Plus there’s endless apologizing to the managers who made these lists, 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 will 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 107: What About Sweet Rebecca At Home?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING popular guest Thomas Bane joins the show and we review an episode of WCW’s Monday Nitro from June 26, 2000. We discuss:

–Vince Russo and an overview of the job he did. This IS Stick To Wrestling so we don’t just set Russo up as a punching bag, instead we analyze what he did well and what he did not do well.

–How the WWF completely blew the “Invasion Angle” of 2001.

–The Filthy Animals were supposed to be the next Degeneration X. This was like Harold Minor being the next Michael Jordan.

–How ridiculously outdated “fake shoot” angles were by the year 2000.

–Mike Awesome had a lot of potential and WCW wasted all of it.

–What was Scott Stiener using to make himself look like THAT?

Plus we wish J.J. Dillon a Happy 78th Birthday and we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of The Yukon Lumberjacks winning the WWWF tag team titles, 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 95: They Really Thought Virgil Would Be A Star

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Thomas Bane and we primarily discuss Wrestlemanias 6, 7, and 8. We talk about:

–What is this year’s Wrestlemania going to be like, being held without an audience?

–What kind of a finish did we expect for Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania 6?

–Did the WWF push Warrior correctly as their new champion?

–Did the WWF handle moving Wrestlemania 7 from a football stadium to an arena correctly?

–How big of a shock was it to see Sgt. Slaughter, who had been irrelevant for years, as WWF champion and the headliner of a Wrestlemania?

–Ted Dibiase vs Virgil finally happened, four years after their arrival in the WWF.

–Was Wrestlemania 8 supposed to be Hulk Hogan’s final match?

–Did “insiders” know Ultimate Warrior was returning.

Plus we tell you the reason Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair dream match was not the main event at Wrestlemania 8. We don’t speculate- we share factual information. So what are you waiting for? Down load 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 79: Inspirational Wrestler Of The Year

This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by popular guest Thomas Bane as we present Part Two of our look back at the 1979 “Apter Mags” awards as published in the Spring 1980 Sports Review Wrestling magazine. This was the last year before the awards were permanently moved to Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

–Did they get it right by naming Greg Valentine as Most Hated Wrestler?
–Comeback Wrestler of the Year did not yet exist, but who would have gotten it?
–Who was the Most Improved Wrestler by Apter Mag standards?
–How did a guy who finished third in the Rookie of the Year balloting in 1977 actually win it in 1979?
–Arnold Skaaland as Manager of the Year? If you say so.
–Of course, we take Inspirational Wrestler of the Year as seriously as one can.

There’s more as we reflect on the career of Junkyard Dog, and we take a look at Starrcade ’89. What are you waiting for? DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO THIS BAD BOY!

STICK TO WRESTLING- give us sixty minutes and perhaps indeed we’ll give you a WICKED GOOD podcast every week!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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