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Episode 211: Refreshments For The Less Fortunate

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular returning guest Jammie Ward! We celebrate the 40th Anniversary of a supercard held in Atlanta, GA, featuring the last ever “unification match” between the NWA champion vs the WWF champion as Ric Flair takes on Bob Backlund. Some highlights from the episode:

—There’s audio and lots of it. We hear from Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Bob Backlund, The Freebirds, Magnificent Muraco, Tommy Rich, Ole Anderson, Stan Hansen, Mr. Wrestling II, and more.

—We’re not 100 percent sure if this is actually a unification match based on the mixed signals we’re getting from the WTBS show. Doesn’t matter, we all knew by this point that unification matches did not ever have conclusive finishes.

—Dusty Rhodes loses 35 pounds in two months thanks to the diet and exercise regimens provided by none other than Kevin Sullivan!

—The Freebirds, Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy, are back together and are feuding with the team of Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen and also with The Samoans.

—He couldn’t decide if he was Mr. X or Dr. X, but Magnificent Muraco was in Georgia looking like a million dollars.

—We do not approve of Bob Backlund’s 1982 fashion choices.

Plus Jammie shares a crazy Tommy Rich story and Dan Driessen’s name comes up, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good podcast today!

STICK TO WRESTLING: Give us sixty minute 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 207: The King of Recovery Kills It Again

STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by the F******G KING OF RECOVERY, Jim Valley! We discuss the 1987 Year End Awards that perhaps, indeed, should have been.

–1987 Wrestler of the Year.

–1987 Match of the Year.

–1987 Promotion of the Year

–1987 Feud of the Year

–1987 Rookie of the Year

Hey, last week’s pod was a setup for this week’s pod, so what are you waiting for? Download and listen to this wicked good bad boy!

STICK TO WRESTING. 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 206: 1987 Awards, 35 Years Later.

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is again joined by popular guest host Jim Valley!

What should the year-end awards have been in 1987? Wrestler of the Year, Best on Interviews, Best Promotion, Match of the Year, Biggest Shock..re-live 1987 with Jim on the latest STICK TO WRESTLING!

Produced by Lou Kipilman

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

Episode 201: WWF, Spring of 1982

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Jammie Ward as we discuss the WWF in the Spring of 1982! We discuss:

–The Bob Backlund vs Jimmy Snuka Madison Square Garden feud.

–Andre The Giant vs Blackjack Mulligan and the Magic Glove.

–The odd local Bob Backlund vs Bob Orton Jr promos.

–The territory system and why it was great but it sucked letting grow of one’s favorites.

–The fans starting to turn on Backlund.

–How HOT the Strongbow Brothers tag team was when they debuted.

Plus John and Jammie talk about the downfall of Bob Backlund, 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 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 198: Conspicuous By His Absence

This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we continue to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 3, as popular guest Brent Nicolas returns to discuss these issues and more:

–Where was Paul Orndorff?

–Who was Randy Savage originally scheduled to defend the Intercontinental title against?

–What was Bobby Heenan paid for this event?

–Was Hogan vs Andre really that bad?

–What was Wrestlemania III’s overall impact on the wrestling business?

–Tom Zenk left the WWF shortly after this event. Why did he leave, and how did it impact his career?

Plus we take questions on Wrestlemania III from the Stick To Wrestling Universe, 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 197: 93,173 Isn’t THAT Big A Lie

This week STICK TO WRESTLING celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Wrestlemania 3 with popular guest Brent Nichols! We discuss:

–The peak of the Can-Am Connection and why they Tom Zenk left the WWF.

–The event was a legit sellout, and what the WWF did to help make that happen.

–Billy Jack Haynes’ stock going into a freefall.

–Why the booking of the midgets match was brilliant.

–Harley Race is out of place here.

–Who was Randy Savage’s opponent originally supposed to be?

Plus Brent tells the story of how he magically watched this show for free, 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 196: …And The Attitude Era Is Born

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Jake “The Valentine” Hamar! It’s Wrestlemania Month here at STW as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania 13, the event that sealed Stone Cold Steve Austin ascention into superstardom. We discuss:

–Every year, there’s Match of the Year. Was Bret Hart vs Steve Austin Match of the Forever?

–Rocky sucked, but The Rock was great.

–Was The Undertaker vs Sid the worst Wrestlemania main event to date?

–The WWF could not ever turn Bret Hart heel…ever…or could they?

–Was there going to be a resurgence of the Road Warriors, or by this time were they just a 1980’s nostalgia act?

–Speaking of the 80’s, why did Bob Backlund, Rocky Johnson, Iron Sheik, and others from that era get so much camera time here?

Lots of bonus content this week, 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 192: Fewer Than Seventy

This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by SHUT UP AND WRESTLE’s Brian Solomon! Brian is the author of “Pro Wrestling FAQ”, “WWE Legends”, and the soon to be released “Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling’s Original Sheik” books. On this episode we discuss:

–Brian’s path to becoming a writer and editor for both WWE’s RAW and Smackdown! Magazines, and what went into creating them.

–The work that went into his upcoming biography of the original Sheik, Ed Farhat.

–What it’s like now working for Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

–Brian’s new Arcadian Vanguard podcast Shut Up And Wrestle, and where he got the idea for the name of the show.

–The “rules” Brian created when he wrote “WWE Legends” and the hurdles he had to clear to get the project rolling.

–How the arrests of Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the Iron Sheik changed the game for Brian and his childhood friends.

Plus Johnny Mac gives out free Valentine’s Day advice, and Brian opens up about a phone conversation he and John had back in the 90’s, 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 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