Tag Archives: WWF

Episode 163: The Brandon Bull

This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by returning popular guest Ricardo Coleman as we pay tribute to an all time great, the recently deceased “Mr. Wonderful”, Paul Orndorff. On the show this week we talk about:

–Orndorff getting his start in Florida, Memphis, Tri-State, and Mid-South.

–Orndorff’s heel turn in Mid-South, starting with him “oversleeping” and missing an important title shot and eventually using his younger brother as a human shield.

–Bill Watts calling Paul Orndorff a word that one usually wouldn’t associate with Paul.

–Orndorff’s “disappearance” in 1983 after leaving Georgia not really being a disappearance.

–Orndorff hitting the big time in the WWF.

–WCW misused Paul Orndorff. What a surprise.

Plus we talk about Orndorff getting hit in the face with a bottle at the old Boston Garden, 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 158: Muraco Becomes A Superstar

This week STICK TO WRESTLING features a popular returning guest, The King of Baltimore himself, John Fell! We discuss two important shows that occurred on the weekend of June 20 and Jun 21, 1981 and we commemorate the 40th anniversary of:

–Dusty Rhodes winning the NWA title for a second time.

–Magnificent Muraco winning the Intercontinental championship.

–Ken Patera winning the Georgia championship.

Plus we talk Harley Race, Bob Backlund, Sgt. Slaughter, Terry Gordy, Bruiser Brody, Ted Dibiase, Jimmy Snuka, The Andersons, Pat Patterson, Pedro Morales, Blackjack Mulligan, Butch Reed, Curt Hennig, George Steele, Mike Graham, Tommy Rich, Angelo Mosca, The Moondogs and more, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 155: Hanging At The Mall With Lord Al

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Neil Shochet! Neil grew up in watching WWF and NWA wrestling in Baltimore, and he and John have some cool stories to share.

–David Schultz making things uncomfortable for Jerry Lawler (and everyone else) at Cauliflower Alley.

–Prank calling Ronnie Garvin.

–Prank calling Kevin Von Erich

–Rip Rogers playing high school football on the same team as John Mellencamp.

–Bruno Sammartino having a bad day.

–A scary airport encounter with Ken Patera

Plus Johnny Mac talks about why he’s never getting on an airplane again, plus we talk Shawn Cassidy,  so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 153: That’ll Be $6,000, Macho Man.

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by David Taub as we discuss the history of pro wrestling in Fresno, California. David writes professionally for gwire.com and shares the following with the Stick To Wrestling Universe!

–David reports on a 1986 incident in Fresno where Savage takes a swing at a fan who threw an object at him. Savage missed and knocked out a fourteen year old girl.

–Then David shares his investigative report of a legendary story involving the late night antics of Roddy Piper, Bob Orton Jr, and Magnificent Muraco. It was a crazy night in Fresno, that’s for sure.

–David then opens up about the history of wrestling in Fresno, going back to the Mike Lebell and Roy Shire, and how the WWF eventually ended up having shows there.

Plus Johnny Mac gives out misinformation that he got watching the 1988 California Raisin Bowl, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 149: Let’s Discuss A Forty Year Old List

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined once again by popular guest Brad Breitzman, as we discuss a Top 50 list put out by Wrestling World in the Spring of 1981. We talk about:

–Gene Kiniski, who had been in semi-retirement for twelve years, being ranked #43.

–How do you rank a wrestler like Andre The Giant?

–They didn’t include the NWA, WWF, or AWA champions, and Nick Bockwinkel was ranked #1. Was Wrestling World tipped off that Nick was about to regain the AWA title?

–Who was egregiously missing from this top fifty?

–Why is the Pacific Northwest / Portland territory excluded?

Johnny Mac and Brad probably probably put more time discussing this list than the author did creating it, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 148: What If Bruno Had WHAT?

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest John Jance, and we enter into an alternative universe. Bruno Sammartino was seriously injured in 1976, and told promoter Vince McMahon Sr that he wanted out. Bruno cut way down on his dates right after losing the WWWF title to Superstar Billy Graham and was completely out of wrestling by the end of 1981. But what if Bruno has Ricflairitis, a condition one suffers from when they can’t walk away from the business? We discuss that and the butterfly effect it would have had.

–When does Vince Jr. finally pull the title from Bruno?

–What effect would this have had on the careers of Superstar Billy Graham and Bob Backlund?

–When would Bruno finally have to retire?

–What impact would this have had on David Sammartino’s career? Would it have hurt Bruno if the fans knew he was old enough to have an adult son?

–How often did Bruno wrestle after dropping the title to Graham? The answer may surprise you.

Plus John Jance shares a story about corresponding with a young Dave Meltzer and how not everything was a secret back in the day, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 147: DTA – Don’t Turn Austin

This week STICK TO WRESTLING continues it’s talk on Wrestlemania X7, universally considered one of the greatest pro wrestling events era and the pinnacle of The Attitude Era. On tap this week:

–The WWF was crazy, and I mean CRAZY, to turn Steve Austin and align him with Vince McMahon.

–The immediate creative collapse the WWF suffered after this show.

–Triple H was great, but that was not how a heel should be portrayed.

–The company had been giving a lot of spotlight to the McMahons before and during this show, but we hadn’t see anything yet.

–The legends battle royal.

–Chyna found herself in a really tough spot, and still managed to come across as an unsympathetic character.

Plus Johnny Mac complains about the company trying to make Stephanie McMahon into a c-word, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

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Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 146: Goodbye To A Well Spent $9.99

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Brent Nicholas as we talk about:

–The end of WWE Network. It wasn’t perfect, but at the end of the day $9.99 per month for that much content was a bargain.

–So far, so good with Peacock. Hopefully they’ll be uploading classic footage in a timely manner.

Then we move on to Part One of our 20th Anniversary of Wrestlemania X7, one of the greatest wrestling shows of all time. We talk:

–The deaths of WCW and ECW coming right on the heels of Wrestlemania X7, and the whirlwind going around the business at the time.

–Chris Jericho was on a major adrenaline rush during his match vs William Regal.

–Triple H and Shawn Michaels were excellent politicians.

–Who would win in a shoot? Who cares?

Plus John and Brent talk about the 1987 film “Can’t Buy Me Love”, 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