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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 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 157: Apartment Fire

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by the King of Recovery himself, Jim Valley! The topic for the show was originally about the 30th Anniversary of Ric Flair leaving WCW after being fired by Jim Herd. We discussed that, but the conversation was not so regimented that we didn’t talk about other things, including:

–Roddy Piper’s 1979 babyface turn in Portland.

–Hulk Hogan’s initial run in WCW.

–The Portland / Pacific Northwest territory’s lack of coverage in the Apter Mags.

–The WWF’s brilliant decisions after the courts declared they could no longer use the image of Ric Flair’s WCW championship belt.

–The evolution of Sting.

–The Road Warrior’s 1988 turn, and why it was a bad idea.

Plus Johnny Mac had to do over half the show in a closet with the door closed because the landscapers showed up right at recording time, 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 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 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 97: Rooting For Bischoff

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by John Muse, who would have been one of WCW’s bookers in 2001 had Eric Bischoff successfully purchased the company.

John tells the story of how he and Eric were introduced, how he auditioned for the position, John flying to Arizona to sit and meet with Bischoff, who Eric wanted to push, and more.

Plus both John McAdam and John Muse both booked local indies, and they discuss what goes into that, their booking philosophies, and more.

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