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Episode 311: Can The Captain Deliver Her?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Generelli review the WWF from forty years ago, May 1984! We talk Hulk Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Gene Okerlund, Andre The Giant, Sgt. Slaughter, Jesse Ventura, Wendi Richter, Jimmy Snuka, Rocky Johnson, Tito Santana, David Schultz, Fabulous Moolah, Bobo Brazil, Paul Orndorff, Akira Maeda, The Samoans, Buzz Sawyer, Iron Sheik, Greg Valentine, Tonga Kid, Ivan Putski, Mr. Fuji, Tony Atlas, Chief Jay Strongbow, Bob Orton Jr, Fred Blassie, Tony Garea, and more!

Plus we provide lots of rare and fantastic audio from this era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman and Mike Sempervive

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

Episode 310: Trumpet Fanfare

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we are joined by popular returning guest Chris Zaucha, and we take mailbag questions regarding the most popular faction in the history of Pro Wrestling- The Four Horsemen! On the discussion table:

–What was the story behind Lex Luger replacing Ole Anderson in the Horsemen?
–Tully Blanchard and Ric Flair were not exactly cozy in 1985. What brought them together?
–Could the Horsemen have worked without J.J. Dillon?
–Who else would have fit in the group?
–What should have been done with the Horsemen after Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard left for the WWF?
–Were the Midnight Express ever considered as potentially joining the Horsemen?

Plus we tell who who was “too much like Arn Anderson” for the Horsemen, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman and Mike Sempervive

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

 

Episode 308: Indoor Voices

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Steve Gennerelli continue their deep dive into the WWF’s national expansion of 1984! Discussed on this episode:

–It’s only April and the WWF has radically changed since the beginning of the year.
–Bob Backlund’s interviews have gone from bad to downright cringeworthy.
–Tito Santana has a unique challenger for the Intercontinental title at Madison Square Garden.
–A really bad event in a major arena.
–Private Terry Daniels was Sgt. Slaughter’s protege. Was this done correctly?
–The Tonga Kid is losing matches in the opener, just months before he would propel into the main event at Madison Square Garden.

Plus there’s lots of rare audio from the promotion, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 307: Had I Gone Into A Coma In 1988…

John McAdam and Steve Generelli are back discussing the WWF’s historic national expansion of 1984, reviewing everything that happened that April. A lot was going on and we discuss…

–The WWF debuts in Detroit, giving one the the United States biggest cities their first taste of major league wrestling in close to five years.
–The Iron Sheik is getting heat like we’ve never seen before.
–Was Bob Backlund supposed to turn heel early during Hogan’s title reign?
–The tag team of Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch have arrived in the WWF, and they were very unique to that territory. Meaning, they were a tag team that was actually good.
–It’s 1984, and WWF cage matches are still disappointing.
–Roddy Piper really did have stamina. We’ll tell you all about it.

Plus there’s lots of rare audio from this era and we discuss the biggest surprises to arrive in the WWF during the Hogan Era, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

 

Episode 306: The Six Pack

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we speak with Brad Balukjian, author of “The Six Pack”! Brad drove 12,525 miles around the country to interview Tony Atlas, Iron Sheik, Sgt. Slaughter, Tito Santana, Jim Troy, Jose Luis Rivera, and many of Hulk Hogan’s childhood friends. One does not have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy this book, and Brad is every bit as interesting to speak with as he is to read. This is can’t miss episode!

Plus Brad tells us a bit about what he’s discovered outside of wrestling, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 303: The Changing Face Of The Industry

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we continue our dive into the WWF’s national expansion from forty years ago!

–We compare the “new” WWF to World Class Championship Wrestling, which aired at the exact same time in Boston.
–We discuss the pain, blues, and agony of the WWF’s opening matches from this era.
–Every city had a different lineup. We miss this.
–We also miss matches that didn’t have a built in storyline coming in. We’ll explain why.
–The WWF was pushing larger then life characters. This did not bode well for Bob Backlund.
–The fans are salivating for the Sgt. Slaughter v Iron Sheik matches.

Plus Johnny Mac discusses a personal encounter he had with the Iron Sheik, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 302: Fixing What’s Not Broken

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we continue our dive into the WWF’s national expansion from forty years ago!

We talk Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka, Sgt. Slaughter, Roddy Piper, Vince McMahon, Big John Studd, Bob Backlund, David Schultz, Captain Lou Albano, Andre The Giant, Iron Sheik, Greg Valentine, Mr. Fuji, Fred Blassie, Paul Orndorff, Bob Orton Jr, Ivan Putski, Terry Daniels, Gene Okerlund, Rocky Johnson, and more.

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

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 301: Andre’s Restaurant And Related Regrets

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we take a deep dive into the WWF’s national expansion, taking a close look at what was going on in “The Fed” in March 1984! We discuss:

–Mr. Fuji delivers one of the greatest heel promos of all time. We are being one hundred percent serious.
–A pro wrestler on the cover of a non-wrestling magazine? Unthinkable coming into 1984, but Hulk Hogan changed that.
–He wasn’t quite at Hulk Hogan’s level of popularity but the newly-turned Sgt. Slaughter was red hot, as was his feud with Iron Sheik.
–Was Andre The Giant starting to get stale?
–Paul Orndorff continues to impress.
–Was Tony Atlas scheduled to win the Intercontinental title?

Plus we announce the STICK TO WRESTLING NCAA basketball pool and the prize the winner will receive, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 300: Once The Producer, Now The Procurer

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we are joined by The Great Brian Last, and we take questions from the STW Universe! Discussed on the podcast this week:

–Why did WCW lose confidence in Sting after Starrcade 90?
–How would we have booked Ric Flair when he arrived in the WWF in 1991?
–Could the AWA’s Team Challenge Series have actually worked?
–If Eddie Gilbert hadn’t died young, what would his career have looked like?
–If we want to view a wrestling match for pure personal entertainment value, what is our go-to match?
–Can we still watch Chris Benoit matches? Where do we draw the line on separating the art from the artist?

Plus Johnny Mac tells a crazy Ric Flair and Arn Anderson story, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 299: How’s Your Face?

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we present Part 2 of a retrospective look at the 1984 Year End awards!

We talk Hulk Hogan, Jim Cornette, Andre The Giant, Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes, Mid-South Wrestling, Sgt. Slaughter, the Von Erichs, Ted Dibiase, Roddy Piper, Kevin Von Erich, Vince McMahon, Nikita Koloff, Jack Brisco, British Bulldogs, Verne Gagne, Magnum T.A., The Freebirds, Bill Watts, Ric Flair, Wendi Richter, Tommy Rich, Iron Sheik, Lance Russell, Jesse Ventura, Tully Blanchard, Gene Okerlund, Jerry Lawler, Magnificent Muraco, Kevin Sullivan, Paul Orndorff, Bob Orton Jr, Ole Anderson, Gino Hernandez, Angelo Mosca Sr, Angelo Mosca Jr, Bob Backlund, Central States Wrestling, Mr. Wrestling II, Baby Doll, Master G, Chavo Guerrero, Mr. Fuji, Pro Wrestling USA, Fabulous Moolah, Paul Ellering, Tito Santana, Big John Studd, Brian Blair, Chris Adams, Tonga Kid, Stella Mae French, Bob Roop, and more!

Plus we have a brief Ole Anderson tribute, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good episode!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us 60 minutes and perhaps indeed, we’ll give you a rawboned weekly pro wrestling podcast.

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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