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Episode 243: They Aged Like Sushi

This week STICK TO WRESTLING takes a look at the Issue of Inside Wrestling dated February 1983! Listen to this conversation and you will hear our comments on:

–The pros and cons of the old wrestling magazines. There were plenty of cons.
–Barbed Wire Matches: Those sure looked like fun in the magazines!
–Jimmy Snuka writes a letter to the fans!
–Babyface columnists and heel columnists.
–The absurdity of the “Hot Seat” interviews.
–The fun but absurd “Matt Brock” character.

Plus Johnny Mac talks about procuring fake IDs in the 80’s and being very smart about it, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 242: Revisiting Larryland

There was so much more to discuss regarding the Bruno Sammartino vs Larry Zybysko feud after last week’s well recieved episode, so Steve and John discuss it! This week on STICK TO WRESTLING:

–Larry Zybysko never returned to the WWF after his 1980 run. Larry claims he was blackballed due to demanding more money at the Shea Stadium show, yet he remained booked in the WWF until the beginning of 1981. We break down what we think may have happened.
–Was Vince Sr. actually powerful enough to get Larry completely blackballed from the wrestling business?
–What was Larry Zybysko doing between the end of his 1980 WWF run and the beginning of his 1983 Georgia run?
–There was money to be made if Larry Zybysko returned to the WWF in 1982 or 1983. Couldn’t something have been worked out?
–The WWF seemed to be having more angles starting around this time. Was there a reason for that?
–Was what happened at the end of the Bruno vs Zybysko Shea Stadium match a hint of a new wrinkle in this storyline?

We don’t just discuss Larry Zybysko on this episode, but we do discuss a proposed WWF championship scenario that a WWF wrestler from this era discussed with Johnny Mac 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 240: We Want Wrestling

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Thomas Bane, and we discuss listeners questions from the year of 1998 in pro wrestling! On the docket:

–1998 was the year of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Did we see his rise coming and did we think he’d be the mega star he became?
–What was the exact moment that we as fans sensed that the tide had turned in the Monday Night War, and it appeared that the WWF was going to come out on top?
–After Wrestlemania, Mick Foley turned heel and challenged Stone Cold for the title as Austin’s first program. Was heel Dude Love the correct choice?
–If Steve Williams had not been injured in the Brawl For All, would his scheduled feud with Steve Austin be a memorable one that we would still be talking about today?
–In January 1998, Nitro became the first show to go to 3 hours. Is that too long for a wrestling program?
–Who should have broken Goldberg’s winning streak?

Plus Johnny Mac shares his favorite Hulk Hogan story, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 238: 1982 Portland Wrestling Review

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by longtime Portland Wrestling fan and popular returning guest Frank Culbertson as we discuss and review Portland Wrestling from 1982! We discuss:

–Rocky Johnson apparently leaving without notice for the WWF.
–Brett Sawyer gets his first major push as PNW champion.
–Buddy Rose has a run in the WWF and Rip Oliver replaces him as the new lead heel.
–Longtime announcer Frank Bonnema passes.
–Billy Jack debuts and has “future superstar” written all over him.
–Ric Flair makes his first run ever in the territory as NWA champion.

This is the final STICK TO WRESTLING of 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 rawbone wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 236: Disco Robin Hood Suit

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Super Producer and popular returning guest Lou Kipilman as we take mailbag questions on the year of 1982! On the discussion docket:

–Who was pro wrestling’s MVP in 1982?
–What was our favorite matches of 1982?
–Was the Jerry Lawler / Andy Kaufman feud the most powerful of the year?
–Why was the “circus called the WWF” so accepted in the Northeast?
–What promotion had the best year?
–Who was the best manager of 1982?

Plus we take shots at Bob Backlund’s highly questionable 1984 fashion choices, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 233: Buddy’s Uncomfortable Kisses

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Chris Berg as we talk wrestling events from Thanksgiving, 1982! On this week’s pod:

–The final Greensboro Thanksgiving show that is not called “Starrcade”.
–The annual tag team tournament at the Atlanta Omni, with a surprise winner.
–The saga of Bruce Walkup.
–A rare WWF Thanksgiving show at a major arena on this holiday.
–Jimmy Valiant’s other bad, endless feud.
–Kevin Sullivan’s heel turn in Florida.

Plus we share an uncomfortable stories about what’s written on Ali Hassan’s trunks and Boris Zurkov’s post-wrestling career, 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 wrestling podcast!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 232: Minimal Screwjob Talk

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Game Changing Wrestling’s Own Emil Jay as we review the 1997 Survivor Seires on it’s 25th Anniversary month.

As advertised, we don’t overdo talk of the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” but we take a deep dive into the event itself. On the discussion table:

–No matter what would happened with Bret Hart, Vince McMahon’s on-screen character was already in the middle of a heel turn.
–Mick Foley takes some incredible bumps on this show, but that’s been completely forgotten thanks to Hell in the Cell and the other thing that happened on this night.
–Shawn Michaels had some guts for brawling with Bret in the middle of a very hostile crowd.
–Ken Shamrock seems to be getting set up for a big push.
–Kane: many wrestling fans hated this gimmick.
–Some of the signs in the crowd were absolutely wild.

Plus Johnny Mac shares his first “this isn’t wrestling” moment, 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 228: Our Boy Jimmy

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jammie Ward as we talk all things that happened in the WWF during the Fall of 1982! On this week’s podcast:

–The talk segment “Buddy Rogers’ Corner” debuts.
–Related, Jimmy Snuka finally turns babyface.
–The Bob Backlund vs Superstar Billy Graham feud rages around the territory.
–Rocky Johnson makes his WWF debut.
–Bob Backlund faces some new opponents during his trip to Florida.
–The endless Stongbow Brothers vs Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito rolls on and on.

Plus we have audio from the WWF stars and we share some great forty year old memories, , 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 222: The Human Victory Cigar

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Alfred Sumrall and we discuss the top ten wrestlers of 1997. On the bill:

–Shawn Michaels wasn’t universally beloved, but he was entertaining outside of the ring and amazing inside of it. Was he Number one?

–Hulk Hogan also wasn’t universally beloved, but he held the WCW world title for all but two weeks of 1997. Was he Number one?

–Was Bret Hart Number One? He has has quite a case.

–By the end of the year Steve Austin was the hottest star in the wrestling business since Hulk Hogan. Was he Number one?

–The Undertaker is not likely to be ranked Number One, but he may have been the WWF’s Most Valuable Player in 1997. Where does he rank?

–As Ric Flair’s career winds down, at least theoretically, does he make the Top Ten in 1997?

Plus there’s a long extra innings post show segment where Alfred and John discuss the upcoming NFL season, 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 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