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May 22, 2020
This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Sean Goodwin talk about the events in wrestling that most surprised us. We’d list them here, but why ruin the surprise? Also in the discussion: –The 1982 tournament for the NWA tag team titles and how Ole Anderson wanted to create a genuine world tag team … Continue reading Episode 102: Surprise Party →
May 15, 2020
Stick To Wrestling is joined this week by Christian Boddie. John, Sean, and Christian discuss and describe their single favorite wrestling episode of all time. No spoilers, so you’ll have to download and listen to this WICKED GOOD bad boy in order to learn what our choices are. John McAdam’s pick will probably surprise you. … Continue reading Episode 101: The Third Man →
May 8, 2020
This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by Sean Grande, who is not only a lifelong wrestling fan who grew up walking distance from Madison Square Garden, but is also the VOICE OF THE BOSTON CELTICS! Everyone in the Boston area knows who Sean is. We talk: –The 1981 angle where the WWF title was … Continue reading Episode 100: Plastic →
May 1, 2020
Stick To Wrestling, the only WICKED GOOD wrestling podcast out there, is joined by Vincent Waller. We discuss multiple topics including: –What was behind the WWF’s “Killer Calendar” schedule of the mid to late 80’s? –Should Shane McMahon be taken seriously as a wrestler? –What are the moves that a lot of wrestlers do, but … Continue reading Episode 99: Killer Calendar →
April 24, 2020
Stick To Wrestling, the only WICKED GOOD wrestling podcast out there, is once again joined by John Muse as we talk about the first Clash of the Champions special. We go into the details of –Why this show came into existence and how it changed wrestling history. –Precious goes wild with coat hangers and wooden … Continue reading Episode 98: Of Course She’s Qualified →
April 17, 2020
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 … Continue reading Episode 97: Rooting For Bischoff →
April 10, 2020
This week on Stick To Wrestling we take a look back at the wrestling events that were held on December 25, 1983. It’s a significant date because it’s the final night of holiday shows before the WWF expanded nationally. We touch upon: –The decline of Georgia Championship Wrestling and the dreadful Mr. R angle. –The … Continue reading Episode 96: December, 1983 (Oh, What a Night) →
April 3, 2020
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Thomas Bane and we primarily discuss Wrestlemanias 6, 7, and 8. We talk about: –What is this year’s Wrestlemania going to be like, being held without an audience? –What kind of a finish did we expect for Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania 6? … Continue reading Episode 95: They Really Thought Virgil Would Be A Star →
March 27, 2020
STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Jammie Ward! It’s Wrestlemania Season and and we talk Wrestlemania 4 and Wrestlemania 5, and Jammie was in attendance for both events. –What was the impact of having Wrestlemanias 4 and 5 at Trump Plaza? –On the NBC special before Wrestlemania 4, HonkyTonk Man refuses … Continue reading Episode 94: Breakfast Time For Some, Bed Time For Others →
March 20, 2020
STICK TO WRESTLING is once again joined by popular guest Brandon Rice! It’s Wrestlemania Season and and we talk Wrestlemania 2 and Wrestlemania 3. –What were the original Wrestlemania 3 plans for Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham, King Kong Bundy, Jesse Ventura, and Big John Studd? –Pro Wrestling quickly became a pay per view staple, … Continue reading Episode 93: Unstoppable Forces and Immovable Objects →
March 13, 2020
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by popular guest Brandon Rice. It’s Wrestlemania Season, so we talk about the first one, held in 1985. We discuss: –We talk about David Schultz trying to pick a fight with Mr. T weeks before the show. –The Hulk Hogan vs Roddy Piper match on MTV that introduced … Continue reading Episode 92: What The World Was Watching →
March 6, 2020
This week Stick To Wrestling has Ricardo Coleman as their guest. Rico grew up in New Orleans as a big fan of Mid-South Wrestling and shares some of his first hand knowledge. We discuss: –The Mr. Wrestling II vs Magnum T.A. Feud, and how it felt like Magnum was in an abusive relationship. –Junkyard Dog … Continue reading Episode 91: Candy Factory →
February 28, 2020
This episode will remind you of the classic film “Full Metal Jacket”, which felt like two separate movies. The first half of this episode is the second part of our talk with Bob Parsons, where we touch upon: –Could JCP have been saved by getting a booker other than Dusty Rhodes? –Who have we been … Continue reading Episode 90: Minority And Unpopular Opinions →
February 21, 2020
This week on Stick To Wrestling we finish up our conversation with Beau James, who shares both wrestling and life experiences growing up and living in Greater Appalachia. Then we welcome Bob Parsons to the pod! Bob has been a wrestling fan since the 1960’s and he shares tremendous insight on the history of the … Continue reading Episode 89: Just Say “No” To That Gimmick →
February 14, 2020
This week on STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are finally joined again by popular guest Beau James. We answer questions from our faithful listeners such as: –Who was the biggest ***hole you ever encountered in wrestling. –What valet could have had a bigger impact? –Memories of the first wrestling shows we ever … Continue reading Episode 88: Fannie Mae Titwiller →
February 7, 2020
On this week’s Stick To Wrestling we have Part 2 of our talk with Chris Tabar about the historic Clash Of The Champions 10 special, where the Four Horseman turned on Sting, and later that night Sting legitimately tore his ACL. We discuss: –In one night Sting became the focal point of the promotion, but … Continue reading Episode 87: The Junkyard Warriors →
January 31, 2020
On this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING we talk about the 30th Anniversary of Clash of the Champions 10. This was a historic night where The course of the NWA was changed forever, as within two hours Sting gets tossed from the Horsemen, becomes the promotion’s unquestioned top babyface, and tears his ACL, putting him out … Continue reading Episode 86: Coca Cola “Executive” Tully Blanchard. →
January 24, 2020
This week’s Stick To Wrestling centers around the August 7, 1976 WWWF show from Madison Square Garden. We discuss: –The reaction toward Stan Hansen after he broke Bruno’s neck. –Vince McMahon’s as a straightforward 1970’s announcer. –Why Bob Backlund was selected as the heir to Bruno Sammartino’s throne. –A young Bruiser Brody’s obvious and immense … Continue reading Episode 85: Bruno Sammartino; Human Lawn Dart →
January 17, 2020
This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by Mike Sempervive! We take questions from the Stick To Wrestling Universe and discuss the following: –Angles that made us angry or sad. –The wrestlers that had the best chance of replacing Junkyard Dog in Mid-South. –The best and worst venues where we’ve seen wrestling. –The women wrestlers … Continue reading Episode 84: Way More Than Just “The Rock’s Dad” →
January 10, 2020
Stick To Wrestling wraps up our three part 1989 Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards review with popular guest Jeff Bowdren! We talk Match of the Year for 1989, a year that had multiple “Match of the DECADE” candidates. We also talk 1979 Rookie of the Year, Best Manager, Best and Worst TV announcer, Best and Worst … Continue reading Episode 83: “Overrated” Is Not Synonymous With “Bad” →
January 3, 2020
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by popular guest Jeff Bowdren as we continue to review the Wrestling Observer Awards from 1989. Who was the most obnoxous person in wrestling? Who did the best interviews? Who was the most charismatic? Who was the best brawler? Best flying wrestler? Most overrated (overpushed)? Most … Continue reading Episode 82: Culture Club →
December 27, 2019
This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by popular guest Jeff Bowdren as we a look back at the 1989 Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards. We talk Wrestler of the Year, Best Feud, Best Heel, and more! Jeff Bowdren and John McAdam provided much commentary and analysis in the 1989 Observer Yearbook, so who … Continue reading Episode 81: 1989 Was Thirty Years Ago →
December 20, 2019
On this week’s Stick To Wrestling, John McAdam and Sean Goodwin review the year in wrestling review the year in wrestling that was 1994, using the Wrestling Observer newsletter and Pro Wrestling Illustrated year end award issues as a guide. We discuss: –Sabu incredibly getting more Wrestler Of The Year votes in the Observer than … Continue reading Episode 80: Winning “Least Favorite Wrestler” In A Landslide →
December 13, 2019
This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by popular guest Thomas Bane as we present Part Two of our look back at the 1979 “Apter Mags” awards as published in the Spring 1980 Sports Review Wrestling magazine. This was the last year before the awards were permanently moved to Pro Wrestling Illustrated. –Did … Continue reading Episode 79: Inspirational Wrestler Of The Year →
December 6, 2019
This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by popular guest host Thomas Bane as we take a look back at the 1979 “Apter Mags” awards as published in the Spring 1980 Sports Review Wrestling magazine. This was the last year before the awards were permanently moved to Pro Wrestling Illustrated. So did the … Continue reading Episode 78: The Apter Mags 1979 Awards Reviewed, Part 1 →
November 29, 2019
Stick To Wrestling welcomes Shawn Heimberger as this week’ guest, since one guy on the show with that name apparently isn’t enough. It’s Jerry Lawler’s 70th birthday and we celebrate The King’s legendary career! Jerry had two no questions asked Hall of Fame careers, first as a Memphis wrestler and then again as a WWF … Continue reading Episode 77: Seventy Years Of The King →
November 22, 2019
It’s Thanksgiving Week, so Stick To Wrestling discusses the Thanksgiving Day shows from thirty and forty years ago! We discuss: –The miracle of the Georgia tag team titles somehow being vacant before the annual tag team tournament so that they’d be at stake. –Stan Hansen as a good guy? Unthinkable in the WWF area. –Who … Continue reading Episode 76: Masked Superstar and Austin Idol have the night of their life, no girls involved →
November 15, 2019
Very recently the WWE Network released footage from the November 6, 1983 show held at The Omni arena in Atlanta. What’s old is truly new again as this was formerly unseen material! We analyze: –The Brad Armstrong vs Joe Lightfoot opener. –Ron Garvin defending the TV title against Jake Roberts. –The Jimmy Valiant vs The … Continue reading Episode 75: Paul Ellering Was The Original Miss Elizabeth →
November 8, 2019
This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin review the February 1982 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated! –Was Bob Backlund’s WWF title actually saved by the referees? –Ken Patera, Man on the Run…FROM HIMSELF. –We talk about “The Hotseat”, a regular interview feature in the Apter Mags. –How the magazines had to cover their tracks after … Continue reading Episode 74: Nat Loubet says you can leave The Ring magazines laying around →
November 1, 2019
This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Jammie Ward, and we review Halloween Havoc ’89, thirty years later. Both John and Jammie attended the show and can provide a unique perspective. We discuss: –The NWA had four consecutive outstanding Pay-per-view events before this one. Could they run the streak to five? –Who … Continue reading Episode 73: They’re not booing. They’re saying “DUUUUUUDES” →
October 25, 2019
This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Tony Caro, coming to you all the way from Thailand! We do one more week of mailbox questions, featuring: – Starrcade ’87- if it did well on PPV, how does that change history? – Pat Patterson was the only wrestler to get four championship matches … Continue reading Episode 72: Really Big Guys Who Pretend To Fight →
October 18, 2019
On this week’s Stick To Wrestling, John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by longtime fan Steve Crawford, who did not miss a single episode of Memphis Wrestling when he was a kid! We continue our October of Inquiries, and touch upon the following subjects: – Which wrestler’s death had the greatest impact on the … Continue reading Episode 71: Because Ric Flair & Roddy Piper Weren’t Insufferable →
October 11, 2019
This week STICK TO WRESTLING continues it’s October of Inquiries where we answer questions from our listeners! We’re joined by Keith Valentine and we discuss: –If Ricky Vaughn wasn’t available, who might World Class Championship Wrestling have cast in the Lance Von Erich role? –The NWA’s disastrous flirtation with Randy Savage in 1989, and the … Continue reading Episode 70: The Lance Von Erich Casting Call →
October 4, 2019
For the entire month of October, Stick To Wrestling will be taking questions from our listeners! This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Breaking Kayfabe’s Barry Rose and we discuss: –Who never won the NWA title but would have had a good run with it? –What if Ricky Steamboat had stayed in … Continue reading Episode 69: The Wrestling Genie →
September 27, 2019
This week the STICK TO WRESTLING podcast has Tyler Judd as the guest. Tyler grew up in rural Virginia and he speaks with first hand expertise of what was going on in the Mid-Atlantic promotion during the Fall of 1984! The times they were a changing for this promotion in 1984, and we get into … Continue reading Episode 68: Sittin’ By The Campfire With Ric →
September 20, 2019
Sean Goodwin makes his triumphant return to Stick To Wrestling, and he and John McAdam are joined by Brandon Rice! Our discussion this week centers around the NWA’s September 12, 1989 Clash Of The Champions event that aired live on WTBS! -Everything Terry Funk said was true- he almost lost his arm due to an … Continue reading Episode 67: 19009099900 – These Digits Were Burned Into Our Brains →
September 13, 2019
This week Stick To Wrestling is co-hosted by John McAdam and David Bixenspan as we continue STW’s Summer Series (Summer doesn’t end until September 20th, kids), and this is Part Two of our discussion of The Summer of 1984 in wrestling where we cover the following promotions and what was going on in them: MID-SOUTH: … Continue reading Episode 66: The Day I Had To Bury My Dog →
September 6, 2019
This week Stick To Wrestling is co-hosted by John McAdam and David Bixenspan as we continue STW’s Summer Series (Summer doesn’t end until September 20th, kids) where we discuss The Summer of 1984 in wrestling. This week’s topics: –The Brawl To End It All, and Wendi Richter getting a megapush. –Roddy Piper feuds with Jimmy … Continue reading Episode 65: Schmoolah →
August 30, 2019
This week on Stick To Wrestling, our Summer Series continues as John McAdam and Sean Goodwin talk about the NWA’s 1986 Great American Bash Tour!  We discuss: –The wisdom of booking the tour in football stadiums. –Country music, and the fans’ reaction to it. –Did the NWA have too many championships? –How incredibly OVER the … Continue reading Episode 64: We’re So Sorry, Uncle Delbert →
August 23, 2019
Stick To Wrestling’s Summer Series continues as John McAdam and Sean Good win are joined by Brad Breitzman, and we discuss the territories in the Summer of 1979! GEORGIA: Bobby Heenan arrives in Georgia and dominates, managing Masked Superstar, Blackjack Lanza, and Killer Karl Kox. Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff are the lead heels, while … Continue reading Episode 63: Even With A Broken Arm… →
August 16, 2019
On this week’s Stick To Wrestling podcast we continue our Summer Series as we take a look at the Summer of 1979 in the WWF as John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by fellow old school WWF fanatic Randy Barrier. On the table this week: –Pat Patterson wins the North American title, and then … Continue reading Episode 62: Stop Your Sobbing →
August 9, 2019
The term “legend” often gets tossed around casually, but Harley Race was truly a legend. This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by Brandon Hefner as we pay a 60 minute tribute to one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. –In early 1986 Harley appeared on WTBS and shot an angle with Magnum T.A. … Continue reading Episode 61: No One Was More Respected →
August 2, 2019
Stick To Wrestling’s Summer Series continues as John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Max Levy, aka Tamalie! We discuss pro wrestling’s Summer of 1994, with the main talking points being: –The Gangstas arrive in Smoky Mountain Wrestling and get a “peace offering” from a certain Stick To Wrestling host. –The Heavenly Bodies v … Continue reading Episode 60: When Your Spirit Exits Your Physical Body At The Royal Rumble →
July 26, 2019
Stick To Wrestling’s Summer Series continues as John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Randy Smith. We discuss the NWA’s Summer of 1989, with the main talking points being: –Why Terry Funk couldn’t win anything but TV squashes before his big PPV bout vs Ric Flair. –TV did not do the Great American Bash … Continue reading Episode 59: Make A Million Dollars, Just Use The Z-Man Correctly →
July 19, 2019
On this week’s STICK TO WRESTLING John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Thomas Bane, and we discuss the WWF thirty years ago, in the Summer of 1989. We talk about: — Zeus, who got three extremely high profile main events despite not even being a wrestler. The locker room was not happy about … Continue reading Episode 58: The Whole Reason I Came Here Was To Get Away From That F… →
July 12, 2019
Put something in front of John McAdam and Sean Goodwin and they will have an interesting conversation about it. On this show we each open a box sent to us by the fine folks at www.HotBoxCards.net and talk about what’s in there. Topics discussed: –John meets Dory Funk Jr and his lovely wife Marti. –He’s … Continue reading Episode 57: Good Thing Sean Opened The Box Early →
July 5, 2019
This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by Howard Baum, co-host of the Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ podcast! Howard was part of the greatest angles of all time, when back in 1984 he presented the New Fabulous Ones an award on the Memphis TV show and all hell broke loose from there. On this episode John … Continue reading Episode 56: They Entered As Boys, And They Left As Men →
June 28, 2019
This week Stick To Wrestling is joined by Scott Bowden, who is a former manager in Memphis and does the Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ podcast! Discussed on this week’s episode:   –Tommy Dreamer, thanks for not going through with that.   –Jerry Lawler as a challenger to Bob Backlund? Wait, Jerry Lawler as WWF champion?   … Continue reading Episode 55: Stealing The Show At Wrestlemania XV →
June 21, 2019
This week John and Sean are joined by Rom Lemieux, whose knowledge of all things wrestling is unsurpassed. This week we have an amazing segment with Craig Fair, who was at the Allentown Fieldhouse in 1976, where he witnessed Bruiser Brody punching Gorilla Monsoon square in the face for real. Craig tells this amazing story … Continue reading Episode 54: An Eyewitness To The Brody vs Monsoon Fight →
June 14, 2019
This week John and Sean are joined by wrestling message board legend Max Levy, who is simply known as “Tamalie” in most places. Tamalie’s wealth of information is made apparent in this episode where we discuss: –The WWE Supershow where The Undertaker and Bill Goldberg take turns trying to kill one another, and the overall … Continue reading Episode 53: Tamalie! →
June 7, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s the 52nd episode of the only WICKED GOOD podcast out there, Stick To Wrestling. We celebrate by delivering a special two hour podcast, one hour where we stick to wrestling followed by one where where we totally do not! Our guest for the first hour is none other than a fellow … Continue reading Episode 52: Bill Watts Had A Strong Pimp Hand →
May 31, 2019
On this week’s WICKED GOOD Stick To Wrestling podcast Johnny and Seanny have wrestling historian Seth Hanson as our guest. Seth knows his stuff, is a great guest, and an even better Twitter follow! This week we discuss the 1986 demise of World Class Championship Wrestling. Included in this conversation: –Did the Freebirds return to … Continue reading Episode 51: Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair….Black Bart →
May 24, 2019
On this week’s WICKED GOOD Stick To Wrestling podcast Johnny and Seanny have Randy Smith as the guest. Randy has been a hardcore fan for 30 years and started reading the newsletters in the mid-80’s. He knows his wrestling, plus back in the day all of the crazy stuff happened in HIS hotel room. This … Continue reading Episode 50: Welcome To Viceland! →
May 17, 2019
This week’s WICKED GOOD Stick To Wrestling podcast starts with John and Sean discussing the Bret Hart vs Tom Magee match and documentary. Was this really a Holy Grail? Then we take a deep dive into the 1984 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards year end awards and the Pro Wrestling Illustrated year end awards. We took … Continue reading Episode 49: Inspirational Wrestler Of The Year →
May 10, 2019
On this week’s Stick To Wrestling John and Sean are joined by Jon Boucher, a smart, longtime fan and a friend of the show! This is Part Two of our mailbag show, where we take listener questions from the Stick To Wrestling Facebook group and we discussed the following at length: –Was there an “accountant” … Continue reading Episode 48: It’s All The Accountant’s Fault! →
May 3, 2019
On this week’s Stick To Wrestling John and Sean are joined by David Bixenspan, Deadspin’s Wrestling journalist and a guy who knows his wrestling. This episode is a crowd favorite – a mailbag show! We took listener questions from the Stick To Wrestling Facebook group and we discussed the following: –What does JCP and the … Continue reading Episode 47: Sorry Vince, But We’re Kind Of Tired →
April 26, 2019
On this week’s Stick To Wrestling John and Sean are joined by Mike Norris, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the old Gulf Coast Wrestling territory. He tells the story of how the territory worked, why it declined, and how it could have been saved. Mike walks us through the cities and venues, plus he … Continue reading Episode 46: A Hippie, But Also A Shooter And A Former Marine →
April 19, 2019
–We Book STARRCADE ’82! –We Book WRESTLEMANIA Zero, April 1984! –Johnny and Seanny disagree on what the definition is of a Texas Death Match is. –What was the greatest Texas Death Match of all time? –Sean Goodwin claims he is banned in France. –The Bret Hart vs Tom McGee match- who cares and why? –Which … Continue reading Episode 45: This Mask Is The Only Thing Holding My Skull Together →
April 12, 2019
The final segment of John McAdam and Sean Goodwin discussing 1981 WWF and other things with our guest Brandon Hefner! Covered in this convo: –How the WWF could have booked a 1981 Wrestlemania / Shea Stadium type supershow. –Why Bob Backlund was SO over at Madison Square Garden. –Why no Bob Backlund vs Larry Zybysko … Continue reading Episode 44: Wahoo, Where Are You? →
April 5, 2019
This show was a bit of a departure for us, where John and Sean welcome Jammie Ward back as our guest, and we discuss two entirely different subjects: Wrestlemania, and 1981 WWF. On the table: -How last year’s Wrestlemania gave poor John PTSD. -What the first Wrestlemania in 1985 was like for all of us. … Continue reading Episode 43: 1981 WWF Meets The Man In The High Castle →
March 29, 2019
Part Four of John McAdam and Sean Goodwin discussing 1981 WWF with our guest Steve Generalli! Covered in this discussion: –Battle Royal Night in the WWF and why it stunk. –Texas Death Matches also stunk in the old WWF. –The impact of the Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito team in the WWF, and the overall … Continue reading Episode 42: 1981 WWF, And That Goofy “Title Change” →
March 22, 2019
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin talk about the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s list of the Top 100 Wrestlers for the year of 1984.  We discuss Ric Flair, Dynamite Kid, Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen, Riki Choshu, Ricky Steamboat, Davey Boy Smith, Butch Reed, Paul Orndorff, Adrian Adonis, Masa Saito, Randy Savage, Kerry Von Erich, Ted Dibiase, Don … Continue reading Episode 41: The Top 100 Wrestlers of 1984 →
March 15, 2019
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by popular guest Scott Cornish! We’re back taking a deep dive into 1981 WWF, and we cover the following: –A 1981 show held in Utica, NY, attended by Scott himself. –A 1981 show at Holy Cross Stadium in Worcester, MA, attended by John, featuring one of … Continue reading Episode 40: Where Is Moondog King? He Got Hit By A Car. →
March 8, 2019
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by popular guest Thomas Bane! We take a look at: –We discuss the passing of Dick Beyer, aka The Destroyer and what a huge role he played in creating wrestling in Japan. Yes, I said creating. –We also have a long talk about the death and … Continue reading Episode 39: Hulk Hogan’s A Stooge →
March 1, 2019
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by longtime WWWF / WWF fan Steve Generalli, who is perfect for this show since we focus on 1981 WWF Wrestling, among other things! We take a look at: –The Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine one hour draw that was recently released on WWE Network, a … Continue reading Episode 38: Binghamton, NY Knows Too Much About Greg Valentine →
February 22, 2019
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by superfan, superpodcaster and superauthor Jeff Bowdren! One day after the thirtieth anniversary of the 1989 NWA Chi-Town Rumble Pay Pay view we take a deep dive into one of the greatest PPVs in history. We discuss: –How horribly mispushed Ricky Steamboat was and how, despite … Continue reading Episode 37: Chi Town Rumble Turns 30! →
February 15, 2019
It’s Valentine’s season. We talked about Johnny Valentine on the last show so why not talk about Greg Valentine this week? John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are once again joined by longtime Carolinas fan Mike Gunter who provides tremendous first-hand perspective on Greg Valentine’s career. We discuss: -The Greg Valentine vs Wahoo McDaniel feud and … Continue reading Episode 36: The Hammer →
February 8, 2019
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Mike Gunter and we focus on Johnny Valentine’s career. Mike grew up in the Carolinas watching Johnny Valentine, and he carries a unique perspective into his career. This week we talk about: –Mike being IN ATTENDANCE for a Johnny Valentine vs Wahoo McDaniel match and he describes … Continue reading Episode 35: Valentine’s Day →
February 1, 2019
This week on STICK TO WRESTLING we celebrate Super Bowl Week by discussing…the Super Bowls of Wrestling! This week we discuss: -The 1971 Fred Blassie vs John Tolos feud that drew over 30,000 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. -The crazy story about how The Samoans (Afa and Sika) got into the wrestling business. -The first … Continue reading Episode 34: The Internet Is Broken →
January 25, 2019
This week STICK TO WRESTLING is joined by Jammie Ward, and we focus on Barry Windham’s career. –Why we call this “Stick To Wrestling”. This is CRUCIAL! –What transpired in Jammie’s living room 30 years ago. –Our impressions of a very early Barry Windham. –Blackjack Mulligan Jr? Wut? No really, WTF? –Did Adrian Adonis object … Continue reading Episode 33: Stupid Stuff Sticks →
January 18, 2019
We like this show! Sean and I just take random questions from our listeners. These are always among the best episodes of STICK TO WRESTLING! –Johnny Mac talks about his 90’s AOL wrestling relationship with AEW Kingpin Tony “Don’t Call Me Killer or Madeline” Khan, who gets an open invite to Stick To Wrestling. –What … Continue reading Episode 32: So Was The Legacy Tarnished, Or What? →
January 11, 2019
This week on Stick To Wrestling John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Brad Breitzman, a show favorite who grew up in AWA country and is a former contributor for the Pro Wrestling Torch. Brad shares his fandom of the recently passed Gene Okerlund and his views as an AWA fan in the early … Continue reading Episode 31: We Now Know Blood in Wrestling Is Fake →
January 4, 2019
This week on Stick To Wrestling John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by noted wrestling humorist Scott Cornish, who was a WWWF fan from the start of the Bob Backlund until the end. We discuss: –Why did Bob Backlund lose the title to Iron Sheik? This is the big one, we discuss the details. … Continue reading Episode 30: The End Of An Era →
December 28, 2018
Johnny Mac and Seanny G are once again joined by Braddy B- Brad Breitzman, who was such a hit last week we had to have him back to continue discussing out 80’s awards-themed show- The Stickies! Brad lived in the AWA region and added great knowledge and perspective to the conversation. We rank the top … Continue reading Episode 29: The Top Ten Wrestlers Of The 80’s →
December 21, 2018
This week on the only WICKED GOOD wrestling podcast John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by longtime fan and friend Brad Breitzman, as we present the first part of our year end awards show- The Stickies! But since our listeners wouldn’t be interested in the Best Of / Worst Of 2018, we do the … Continue reading Episode 28: The Cocoon Of Negativity →
December 14, 2018
Sean Goodwin is back, and this week he and John McAdam are joined by wrestling historian Beau James in the guest seat. We spend the entire sixty minutes discussing the history of Southeastern Championship Wrestling! (Which is like spending sixty minutes telling the story of World War II, but we did our best). We have … Continue reading Episode 27: Joe Leduc Goes To The Hardware Store And Buys An Axe →
December 7, 2018
Sean Goodwin has the flu! So my friend of over thirty years, Jeff “The Booker” Bowdren is the pinch hitter for this episode and he totally pulls a Kirk Gibson. Here’s what you’ll hear about on this week’s sixty minute episode: –A tribute to the late Dynamite Kid, including abstract stuff such as his time … Continue reading Episode 26: Jeff Bowdren & John McAdam don’t swap wives, they swap wife stories. →
November 30, 2018
On the last Stick To Wrestling we discussed Thanksgiving 1987, with Starrcade and The Survivor Series. This week we discuss the fallout. –The original plans for Starrcade ’86, and how it let to Ron Garvin winning the NWA title a year later. –Could Tully Blanchard have headlined a Starrcade? –Why the Royal Rumble, which has … Continue reading Episode 25: The Aftermath Of Thanksgiving 1987 →
November 23, 2018
On this episode we discuss Johnny Mac’s L-O-N-G Thanksgiving Weekend that was packed with wrestling back in 1987: -Wednesday: A JCP show at the Long Island Coliseum. -Thursday: The first-ever Survivor Series. -Saturday: The Starrcade ’87 tape arrives via overnight mail. John and Sean discuss these shows and the events surrounding them, as we take … Continue reading Episode 24: Seventeen hours in the car for a bad NWA card →
November 16, 2018
This week Johnny and Seanny answer questions from you, the listeners! -What was the biggest riot each of us have ever witnessed? -Who do we think is the best manager of all time? -How would you guys have re-booked the WWF title situation in 1997 in order to avoid having to screw Bret Hart? -Who … Continue reading Episode 23: Viewer Mail →
November 9, 2018
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing Madison Square Garden shows from late 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. Other things we talked about: -The real legacy of the recently passed Jose Lothario and his feud with former protege … Continue reading Episode 22: A Heel Version Of The MegaPowers →
November 2, 2018
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing three Madison Square Garden shows from early 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. We take a look at Stan Hansen being REALLY careless with Bruno Sammartino and what Bruno’s absence meant to … Continue reading Episode 21: Stan, please don’t kill Bruno for real. Thanks. →
October 26, 2018
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s weekly discussion features analyzing three Madison Square Garden shows from early 1976. We dive not only into the details of the wrestlers and the matches but how the entire machine worked. Why were WWWF main events not on last? Why was there an 11:00 PM curfew? Why did they have … Continue reading Episode 20: Reviewing the WWWF in 1976, Part One →
October 19, 2018
Part Two of John McAdam and Sean Goodwin’s analysis of the 25 greatest angles in the history of Championship Wrestling from Florida, this time digging into the top ten. We also talk about the effect of Kevin Sullivan’s “cult” angle, Don Muraco’s ascent to stardom, the inherent craziness of Joe LeDuc, Paul Jones as Mr. … Continue reading Episode 19: The Day Dusty Got a Signed Baseball From a Mexican Little League Team →
October 12, 2018
This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin begin their discussion on the 25 greatest angles in the history of Championship Wrestling from Florida. As usual, the hour flies by as we have so much to talk about, not only the angles themselves, but the legends who participated in them such as The Funks, The Briscos, … Continue reading Episode 18: Oh, no…Dusty got screwed out of the NWA title again! →
October 5, 2018
This week John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Thomas Bane, who not only has great knowledge and enthusiasm for pro wrestling, but for Hall of Fames in general. So who better to have on than to discuss the latest ballot put out by the Wrestling Observer on behalf of it’s own Hall of … Continue reading Episode 17: What If This Man’s Family Hired You To Lobby Him Into The Hall Of Fame? →
September 28, 2018
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by Tennessee wrestling expert and published author Beau James. This episode is a true history lesson as Beau walks us through the promotions that ran the state of Tennessee along with other surrounding states. Beau talks about the original split between Jerry Jarrett and Nick Gulas, the story … Continue reading Episode 16: You’re Not Supposed To Do That With A Cinder Block →
September 21, 2018
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are back for the most recent installment of the “Stick To Wrestling” podcast where we answer YOUR questions! What did ECW need to do to succeed nationally? What if Jim Crockett did not sell to Ted Turner? How on earth did a supercard with a lineup as weak as Wrestlemania … Continue reading Episode 15: The Stick To Wrestling Listeners Demand Answers →
September 14, 2018
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are back for the final installment of the “Stick To Wrestling” three part series featuring all things 1985 World Championship Wrestling, Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, and Georgia Championship Wrestling. We dive deep into Starrcade ’85 and the big angles that led up to it including the historic angle where Flair shows a … Continue reading Episode 14: Buddy Landel Did Not Need To Travel To Hawaii To Hang Ten →
September 7, 2018
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are back for part two of the “Stick To Wrestling” three part series featuring all things 1985 World Championship Wrestling, Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, and Georgia Championship Wrestling. We discuss all of the big angles, how Dusty was at one point so good at identifying unknown talents and turning them into stars, … Continue reading Episode 13: Magnum T.A. Gracelessly Mishandling Being Given An Unwanted Gift →
August 31, 2018
Sean Goodwin is back! He and John McAdam discuss the 1985 JCP / Mid-Atlantic product, the promotion’s take over of the TBS and what led to it, Dusty Rhodes’ early days as booker for Mid-Atlantic after leaving Florida, Ole Anderson’s 1985 heel turn, and much more. It’s an interesting, informative, yet informal discussion as usual! … Continue reading Episode 12: Black Saturday Was Worth It →
August 24, 2018
Johnny Mac’s co-pilot Sean was unavailable this week, but longtime WWWF fan Scott Cornish was here for the rescue. What if the WWWF agreed to keep the title on Superstar Billy Graham, and for how long? What if the WWWF turned Superstar babyface after his rematches vs Bob Backlund? What if Superstar Billy Graham wasn’t … Continue reading Episode 11: No Pinning Tony Garea In Utica! →
August 17, 2018
Sean and John talk about 1970’s Battle Royals and Cage Matches, What If? Bret Hart had somehow remained in the WWF after 1997, re-booking Starrcade ’84 and Wrestlemania 2, what a ridiculous liar Hulk Hogan lives his life as, Larry Z’s stalling, what got us hooked on Pro Wrestling and more! Stick To Wrestling with … Continue reading Episode 10: Amnesia and Money for Billy White Wolf →
August 10, 2018
John McAdam and Sean Goodwin are joined by The Great Brian Last, who is the first to sit in Stick To Wrestling’s guest chair! We discuss the year in wrestling that was 1983, the final time the territories existed peacefully- well, sort of. In hindsight there were plenty of writing on the subway wall telling … Continue reading Episode 9: Men Without Hats: McAdam, Goodwin & The Great Brian Last →
August 3, 2018
Sean Goodwin and John McAdam are back! We do a double dip “What If” Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard had not left the NWA in 1988, and what if they had never left the WWF in 1989. We do our best / favorite heel turns but not before heading down a hilarious rabbit hole while … Continue reading Episode 8: Johnny Mac Gives Arn Anderson The News →
July 27, 2018
Sean Goodwin and John McAdam are back! A conversation that starts as a discussion over the best years of wrestling turns into a debate about what is acceptable “suspension of belief” in today’s wrestling as opposed to wrestling from the 1970‘s and 1980‘s. It’s a fun, spirited 60 minutes where we STICK TO WRESTLING! Stick … Continue reading Episode 7: Why Is There A Camera Here? →
July 20, 2018
John and Sean have an in-depth look at the 1982 – 1986 Von Erichs vs Freebirds feud, discussing how it not only changed the face of World Class Championship Wrestling but also how it impacted the rest of the wrestling world. Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the … Continue reading Episode 6: There Was Never A Better Feud – Part Two →
July 13, 2018
John and Sean have an in-depth look at the 1982 – 1986 Von Erichs vs Freebirds feud, discussing how it not only changed the face of World Class Championship Wrestling but also how it impacted the rest of the wrestling world. Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the … Continue reading Episode 5: There Was Never A Better Feud – Part One →
July 6, 2018
John and Sean talk indy wrestling and what it would take to get a promotion running, the rise and fall of ECW and Smoky Mountain, John’s old UCW promotion, various promotional styles, and more. Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network
June 29, 2018
A fun discussion where John McAdam talks about his 20 year run as a wrestling videotape trader, how he first became a Wrestling Observer reader, pro wrestling road trips, and much more. Stick To Wrestling with John McAdam & Sean Goodwin is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network
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