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The 6:05 Superpodcast is a classic wrestling podcast hosted by The Great Brian Last. The show regularly features historical segments, interviews, book reviews, satire and humor.

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History

With the opening flubbed line of "Happy ThanksGRIVing" by co-host David Bixenspan to the audience, the 6:05 Superpodcast would eventually cement itself with the listeners due to it's in-depth discussions of territory wrestling, alongside the offbeat humor provided by the strange and offbeat characters that would form the basis of the Top 10.

Episode List

2015

Episode Date Co-Host Description Time Stamps
Episode 001:
 Happy Thanksgriving
2015-11-26 David Bixenspan 6:05, a new old-school wrestling podcast with David Bixenspan and Brian

Last debuts with discussion of (in theory, as you’ll see):

  • Our fandom of pro wrestling on Superstation WTBS (you’re shocked, we know).
     
  • Terry Funk, and why meeting him is awesome.
     


But really, this show is just an excuse for us to talk about old wrestling each week. Everything from what names we got wrong reading magazines as kids to Titanes en el Ring to the preferred shop for wrestling magazines in our city in our youth to Brian having this painting of Dick the Bruiser created by Wayne St. Wayne/Mike Hammer/Dr. Blood while on acid.

It’s the first episode, so be kind. No, we’re not sure why that buzzing appeared suddenly at times. Yes, please disregard the theme song discussion because it had to be changed in editing due to an unforeseen technical issue (really!). But have fun and let us know what you think!

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Episode 002:
El Pibe Diez Dos
2015-12-03 David Bixenspan 6:05 (the SuperPodcast!) returns as David Bixenspan and Brian Last discuss:
  • Our theme music disaster and the Grab Them Cakes dub mix (!) that it was supposed to be originally.
     
  • The apparent in ring death and/or maiming of the second(?) El Pibe Diez in Titanes en El Ring in 1983 (You must watch this)
     
  • Vince Russo’s “Vicious Vincent’s World of Wrestling” radio show.
     
  • Ole Anderson: HOFer
     
  • The secret origins of the Team Challenge Series
     
  • Wrestling in sketch comedy and talk shows.
     


And much more! Including a trip to the dark side and a special bonus at the end.

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Episode 003:
The Bar Mitzvah
2015-12-10 David Bixenspan 6:05 (the Superpodcast?) is back as David Bixenspan and Brian Last discuss:
  • Brian’s tale of his Bar Mitzvah, where his mom booked Vince Russo. And then Vince Russo booked the Bar Mitzvah. Really.
     
  • An update on El Pibe Diez
     
  • More WWE Network stuff
     
  • Jerry Jarrett on Jim Cornette’s podcast
     
  • Classic wrestling movie Body Slam
     
  • How underrated is the Junkyard Dog?
     


And much more!

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Episode 004:
Jim Cornette
2015-12-17 David Bixenspan Our friend and long-time wrestling fan/tape trader/photographer Jim Cornette joins us for a chat about all sorts of random wrestling topics including:
  • Tape trading, the hunt for more wresting in general, and the “command center” he jury-rigged when he went to Mid-South.
     
  • Satoru Sayama/Origina Tiger Mask, why he was successful, does his stuff hold up, how did his predecessors like Gran Hamada and Tatsumi Fujinami compare, etc.
     
  • How insider terms evolved and how fans becoming “smart” changed backstage etiquette.
     
  • The greatness of Jim and Brian’s late friend Dennis Coralluzzo.
     
  • Corny watching Pibe Diez’s accident in real time on the air.
     


And much more! This is a very different Jim Cornette podcast that what you’re used to.

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Episode 005:
The Master of Sex
2015-12-24 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last return to discuss all sorts of random wrestling topics including:
  • Last week’s show with Jim Cornette.
     
  • The missing link in Brian’s 1995 SMW Fan Week story of fleeing a near-riot in Louisville.
     
  • Pro wrestling cards on holidays.
     
  • Brian paging through The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pro Wrestling
     
  • A delay in ending the show to discuss who owns what video libraries.
     


And much more, including the debut of Dennis of the Week.

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Episode 006:
Stop the Murder
2015-12-31 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back for the last show of 2015 to discuss some supremely ridiculous wrestling topics, including:
  • Jimmy Hart’s talents as a lyricist
     
  • The amazing audio of Mario Galento exposing the business on Memphis radio in 1974 released on Beau James’ podcast.
     
  • The crazy story of Dandy Jack Donovan allegedly being ambushed by Tojo Yamamoto, Jackie Fargo and Jerry Jarrett (Jarret’s version, which we found after we finished the, is here.
     
  • Dark Journey being in the colonic business
     


And much more, including the latest edition of Dennis of the Week.

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2016

Episode Date Co-Host Description Time Stamps
Episode 007:
The Connecticut of Kentucky
2016-01-07 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last return for the first 6:05 Superpodcast of 2016 for something of a break in format, including:
  • 35 years ago in wrestling history.
  • Jerry Jarrett’s version of the “Dandy” Jack Donovan story from last week’s show.
  • Beau James joins us for follow up on Mario Galento, east Tennessee territory thieving shenanigans, and Ron Wright vs. The Ku Klux Klan.
  • Tom Robinson drops in for an extended edition of Dennis of the Week.

And much more, including Brian’s introduction to the Jeep Swenson fan club.

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Episode 008:
Hang in There
2016-01-14 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last embark on another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast to ruminate on a number of topics including:
  • The ridiculous history of “pro wrestling legend” The Hangman / Bruce Pobanz
  • Japanese wrestling magazines in general including some new ones that Bix just got.
  • The amazing tale of the giant pro wrestler who worked as a bodyguard for drug runner Jon Roberts from Cocaine Cowboys and American Desperado.
  • Listener requests

And much more, including some of The Hangman’s most notable colleagues.

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Episode 009:
We're Getting Heat
2016-01-21 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last set sail on the latest edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast to ruminate on a number of topics including:
  • Bix’s article about The Big Show’s ill-advised boxing venture and Brian’s appearance on The Jim Cornette Experience
  • The death of “Iron” Mike Sharpe
  • This week being the 45th anniversary of Ivan Koloff dethroning Bruno Sammartino
  • Chuck Austin’s injury and lawsuit against the WWF.

And much more, including a different kind of Dennis of the Week covering Dennis Coralluzzo giving a speech to the NWA New Jersey locker room as well as the saga of “Sex Appeal” Ronnie Steele.

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Episode 010:
The Only Scottish Mongolian
2016-01-28 David Bixenspan It’s a supersized Superpodcast as David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last memorialize the late, great Mongolian Stomper / Archie “The Stomper” Gouldie on top of all of the usual antics:
  • We take a historical look at the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s annual awards
  • Heath McCoy, the author of Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling, joins us to talk about The Stomper’s legendary runs in Calgary
  • Beau James returns to discuss the legacy of The Mongolian Stomper in Tennessee and the rest of the south.

And much more, including Dennis of the Week with special guest Al Getz.

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Episode 011:
Cornette Returns
2016-02-04 David Bixenspan Jim Cornette, wrestling renaissance man and author of Tuesday Night at the Gardens, rejoins David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last for another edition of 6:05, the Superpodcast, covering a ton of old-school wrestling topics including:
  • The Poffo’s ICW and seeing Randy Savage when he was the undiscovered best wrestler in the world...plus Jim confirms an urban legend about Savage. No, not that one.
  • Personal memories of Eddie Gilbert from the ‘70s through just before Eddie’s passing in 1995.
  • The amazing video of various 1984 WWF personalities pleading with a judge to be lenient to the Iron Sheik and the book that tells the story.
  • STAN LANE’S WIG
  • How Dennis Coralluzzo and Kenny Bolin became fast friends.

And much, MUCH more, including Jim watching/doing commentary on the video of Rock ‘n’ Roll Roy Toy, which we’ve synced up to the match.

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Episode 012:
Way Ahead of my Brain
2016-02-11 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last reemerge for another edition of 6:05 Superpodcast with another thorough dive into the finest in old-school pro wrestling:
  • Brian’s lone encounter with Randy Savage
  • Daniel Bryan’s retirement in the context of emotional wrestling moments
  • An amazing old newspaper interview with Jimmy Snuka
  • Part one chat with Scott Teal about his Crowbar Press books as well as his days writing and publishing Slam-O-Gram programs for Nick Gulas.

And much, MUCH more, including Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling as our book of the week, why Fabulous Moolah is terrible, Beau James returning to contribute his one Dennis Coralluzzo story for Dennis of the Week. Oh, and Koko Ware doing terrible things to a jobber as we watch in slack-jawed amazement. Watch with us!

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Episode 013:
Good Psychology Brother
2016-02-18 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Bryan Last are back in the saddle for a supersized Superpodcast with another detailed look at the best in old-school pro wrestling, including:
  • Follow-ups on Koko Ware’s jobber destruction including an amusing twist of fate.
  • What if Roddy Piper took Gary Hart’s offer to go to World Class in 1982?
  • An interview with Rik Ratchet about Dennis Coralluzzo and “Iron” Mike Sharpe.
  • Part two of our chat with Scott Teal about his Crowbar Press books as well as his days writing and publishing Slam-O-Gram programs for Nick Gulas.

And so much more, including J Dillon’s “Wrestler’s Are Like Seagulls” as our book of the week, Facebook questions, and early pro wrestling hardcore fandom talk.

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Episode 014:
Let's Go Sailing
2016-02-25 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back in the saddle for a super special, supersized Superpodcast, which covers the following:
  • The main attraction this week which is the audio of the 1996 Eddie Gilbert Memorial Show brunch/banquet with speeches from Dory Funk Jr., Doug Gilbert, an unadvertised Mick Foley, and others. It comes after most of a normal length episode, and runs from the 1:35:37 mark to the 2:33:59 mark of the show. So if you want to jump to that first or save it for later, those are the time stamps.
  • Matches from Kick Ass Wrestling’s 1999 TV taping at a women’s prison finally hitting YouTube starting with Bull Pain v The Soultaker (Not that Soultaker)
  • The careers of Kerry Von Erich and Eddie Gilbert, who passed away 23 and 21 years ago this week, respectively.
  • Follow-ups including MORE PIBE DIEZ.

And so much more, including Mick Foley’s “Have a Nice Day” as our book of the week.

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Episode 015: Slip House Boys 2016-03-03 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back again for another Superpodcast full of old-school pro wrestling goodness, including:
  • WHO ARE THE SLIP HOUSE BOYS??!?!
  • Larry Nelson’s reaction to the most racist match stipulation in wrestling history.
  • Unheralded moments that you “mark out” for.
  • Two “What If?” topics: Shawn Michaels going to WCW in early 1993 as rumored, and The Bruise Brothers (“Dream Machine” Troy Graham and Porkchop Cash) going to Mid-South as scheduled in early 1984 with special guest Jim Cornette jumping in for a cameo during the latter discussion!
  • Shimmer promoter/announcer Dave Prazak joining us for the Dennis of the Week, with a focus on NWA New Jersey’s invasion of IWA Mid-South in 1997.

And so much more, including hearing Chris Von Erich sing for the first time and Rags, Paper and Pins: The Merchandising of Memphis Wrestling by Jim Cornette and Mark James as our book of the week.

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Episode 016:
This Guy's Insane
2016-03-10 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last activate their Superpodcast superpowers for another week of old-school wrestling tomfoolery, including:

And a whole lot more, including Bix relating a story of teenaged internet mischief as well as a look at “Is That Wrestling Fake?” by Ivan Koloff and Scott Teal as our book of the week.

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Episode 017:
Papucho
2016-03-17 David Bixenspan David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back to serve up a supersized Superpodcast of classic pro wrestling fun including:
  • Happy 90th birthday to Lance Russell!
  • A look at Stan Hansen going into the WWE Hall of Fame, including his autobiography as Book of the Week.
  • Part one of our interview with Ron Skoler about his work promoting AAA’s successful ‘93-’94 American run under the IWC banner.
  • Part two of Donnie B’s extended shot at appearing in the Dennis of the Week segment.

And much, much more!

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Episode 018:
Later, Brotherrr
2016-03-24 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast, with The Great Brian Last and David Bixenspan, returns with a supersized edition featuring:
  • What if Ted Turner had financed a national expansion of Mid South Wrestling in 1985 as he had originally agreed to, plus Bill Watts’ autobiography as our Book of the Week.
  • The amazing story of Santo Gold and his unreleased alien rasslin’ movie “Blood Circus.”
  • Part two of our conversation with Ron Skoler about his work promoting the mid-90s IWC/AAA lucha libre shows, including Vampiro’s one-off appearance as well as the importance of the minis.
  • Part one of a talk with Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons, covering topics that include the death of Ray Gunkel, the Georgia wrestling war between the NWA and Ann Gunkel Enterprises and Gorilla Watts.

Plus, we talk Chris Candido, The Steiners, Nikita Koloff and much, much more, including the Dennis of the Week.

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Episode 019:
Her Name Was Jack Daniels
2016-03-31 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast, with David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last, is back this week for another supersized edition including:
  • The audio of an endlessly entertaining Michael Hayes appearance on a Dallas radio show from July of 1984 (time stamp is 2:11:48) after a discussion of Hayes’ career.
  • Our much-anticipated Buzz Sawyer feature, with Jim Cornette telling the story of the night that Dennis Condrey almost shot Buzz, Jason Rudy of Desperate Visions Productions on his time trianing at Buzz’s wrestling school and listener Will Sweetie on his own encounter with Buzz at the school.
  • Follow-ups on everything that we need to catch up on including Santo Gold, The Sliphouse Boys, Yomamba, guns in wrestling and Men named Nikita.

And much, much more, including photographer Lourdes Grobet’s “Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling” as our book of the week.

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Episode 020:
Bozo Visits the Zoo
2016-04-07 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast, with The Great Brian Last and David Bixenspan, returns with another supersized show including:
  • The top ten members of the Superpodcast Superuniverse (Will Yomamba come out on top?)
  • Jammie Ward, the former writer of the 1980’s newsletter “The Squared Circle,” joins us for the Dennis of the Week.
  • Discussions about Adrian Adonis’s transformation into the “Adorable Adrian” gimmick, as well as wrestlers bringing up steroids during promos in the ‘80s.
  • Part two of our talk with former Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons, which cover Jim Barnett hiring him through Barnett being forced out of the company.
  • The final part of our talk with IWC promoter Ron Skoler, which includes a discussion of the When Worlds Collide pay-per-view that WCW produced for IWC and AAA.

And much, much, more, including “Assassin: The Man Behind The Mask” by Joe Hamilton and Scott Teal as our Book of the Week as well as follow-ups on Michael Hayes, Buzz Sawyer, guns in wrestling, The Sliphouse Boys, Mark Guleen, and Demolition Blast.

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Episode 021:
Nate the F***ing Rat
2016-04-14 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast, The Mothership, is back for episode 21 with lots of classic wrestling talk, including:
  • A break in the case of the Slip House Boys.
  • The Dennis of the Week featuring the story of Dennis Coralluzzo meeting Memphis manager Nate The Rat, as told by John McAdam and Jammie Ward.
  • Bix and Brian discuss and play audio from various commercials featuring wrestlers.
  • Part one of an extended conversation with John McAdam. John was a premier tape trader in the late 1980’s and 1990’s and shares stories of the Von Erich’s in New England, NWA live events in 1989, his time promoting UCW and much more! A really fun conversation!

And much more, including “Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs: The Untold Story of How Montreal Shaped the World of Wrestling” as our book of the week.

0:25:57 – Dennis of the Week

0:44:56 – Banter

1:42:20 – John McAdam

Episode 022:
This Is My Loveness
2016-04-21 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast returns for another action packed episode of classic wrestling talk. On this week’s show:
  • A reading of a classic non-sensical Jimmy Snuka interview
  • A hysterical The Dennis of the Week, with Tom Robinson returning to tell the story of his adventures with Dennis Coralluzzo and Kenny Bolin.
  • John McAdam returns to discuss the Hall Of Fame credentials of several candidates for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, as well as tape trading with Dave Meltzer.
  • Part three of our discussion with longtime Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons. In this installment, Bobby shares his thoughts and memories on many of the wrestlers that worked for Georgia Championship Wrestling, including the amazing popularity of Mr. Wrestling II.

And much, much more, including “I Probably Screwed You Too: The Mostly True Stories of Kenny “Starmaker” Bolin” as our book of the week.

0:37:01 – Dennis of the Week

0:59:57 – Jon McAdam

1:49:43 – Bobby Simmons

Episode023:
That's My Shirt!
2016-04-28 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast rides again with another supersized episode of old-school wrestling talk. On this week’s show:
  • Tom Robinson returns for another Dennis of the Week, talking about Dennis Coralluzzo’s NWA Grandslam shows in 1993 that he worked on and helped promote, as well as the time he was confused for Pat Tanaka during a bar brawl.
  • “What If?” returns as Bix and Brian discuss the prospects of ESPN picking one of the non-AWA promotions that was in the running for their pro wrestling slot in 1985.
  • Part one of our chat with John Arezzi, who discusses Papucho, how he talked his way into working a WWWF TV taping, his early days running the Freddie Blassie Fan Club, his amazing pre-dentistry Mike Lano stories, inventing the modern wrestlng fan convention and much more.
  • Audio of a 1988 appearance by Michael Hayes on Dallas radio to promote his concert at the Sportatorum. He also talks about the problems within the Freebirds, where he stands with the Von Erichs and his musical aspirations.

And much more, including “Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks” by “Classy” Freddie Blassie as our book of the week.

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Episode 024:
House of Gullen
2016-05-05 David Bixenspan It’s time for one of the most anticipated episodes of the 6:05 Superpodcast to date! On this week’s show:
  • Marc Gullen, the leader of the House of Gullen, finally joins us for a conversation about his career in professional wrestling. We talk about his famed outdoor promos, Yomamba The Jungle Savage, Teijo Khan, teaming with Terry Garvin Simms as Beauty and the Beast, and many other topics. This interview it totally awesome.
  • The final part of our discussion with Bobby Simmons, Georgia Championship Wrestling referee and office manager, talking about GCW’s “northern tours” to Ohio and Michigan, The Sheik’s role in the expansion, debunking the rumors about Tommy Rich’s NWA title run, the truth about Jim Wilson, and more.

Plus Brian’s memories of Harry White, a classic Dennis Coralluzzo promo from Memphis as the Dennis of the Week, the Superuniverse Top Ten, a Mike Lano update, all the usual nonsense and much more, including “Capitol Revolution: The Rise of the McMahon Wrestling Empire” by Tim Hornbaker as our Book of the Week.

0:59:05 – Marc Gullen

2:39:37 – Bobby Simmons

Episode 025:
Goin' To Rasslin'
2016-05-12 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast is back again for another week of classic wrestling fun, including:
  • Brian and Bix’s review of “Lovestruck,” the documentary about Sue Chuter, or as 6:05 listeners would know her, Sue The Shooter.
  • A “Dennis Of The Week” that continues our look at his 1992 run as Kamala’s manager in the USWA.
  • An extended discussion about wrestling families, both real and fake.
  • The second part of our conversation with John Arezzi, discussing his reporting of the WWF sex and steroid scandals on the early 1990’s, being on the panel of the notorious wrestling episode of Donahue, bringing Vince Russo into the wrestling business and forming a short lived partnership with him, promoting international tours under the IWAS banner and more.

Plus, we talk Glen Goza’s R-A-S-S-L-I-N song, a possible Wee Willie Wilson sighting, World Class commentators and much more, including CHOKEHOLD: Pro Wrestling’s Real Mayhem Outside the Ring by Jim Wilson and Wldon T. Johnson as out book of the week.

1:09:02 – Dennis of the Week

1:36:50 – Wrestling Families

2:38:09 – John Arezzi

Episode 026:
Cornette and Bolin
2016-05-19 David Bixenspan Jim Cornette returns to the Mothership, as he joins The Great Brian Last and David Bixenspan for another classic wrestling conversation on the 6:05 Superpodcast! Topics include:
  • Jim sitting in on the Superuniverse Top Ten
  • A talk about the brutal 1984 shaving of Jim’s head in Mid South
  • The craziest riot Jim was ever involved in
  • How and why Jim and the Midnight Express ended up in World Class in 1985.
  • Gary Hart’s managerial work in 1989
  • The time Dr. Mike Lano booked Jim to work for Universal in Japan without telling him.
  • Jim watching two matches with Brian and Bix – The Patriot v Koko Ware and Ken Patera v Judo Joe Black

All of that and much more! Plus, an added super feature:

Kenny “Starmaker” Bolin join the program for the Dennis of the Week. Kenny talks about his friendship with Dennis Coralluzzo and some of the stories of their escapades that have previously been told on the Superpodcast. Kenny also tells the amazing story of him, Dennis and “Huey Lewis” at TGI Fridays!

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Episode 027:
The Kamala Family
2016-05-26 David Bixenspan The Mothership has landed for another exciting week of the 6:05 Superpodcast. This week on the show, amongst other topics, Kenny Bolin joins The Great Brian Last and David Bixenspan to discuss:
  • His teenage wrestling group the Kentuckiana Wrestling Association, where Jim Cornette made all the belts and Kenny won them.
  • The lengths Kenny went to in order to find wrestling on TV from all over the country.
  • Purchasing a VCR and taping Jerry Lawler matches in a department store.
  • The urban legend of wiring of a phone line to a TV and dialing up TV channels from anywhere.
  • The creator of the five star rating sysem, newsletter writer Norman “Weasel” Dooley.
  • How Kenny’s friendship with Jim Cornette started.
  • Going to McDonald’s with Jerry Lawler the night he turned babyface.
  • Meeting Nick Gulas, working for him and the trouble getting paid.

Also this week we have part two of our discussion about wrestling families, listener letters, The Dennis of the Week, Boy Tony, Downtown Bruno and Tracy Smothers with the Homophobia Of The Week and much more! Plus, major updates on Santo Gold and Blood Circus, Glen Goza and an alternate version of RASSLIN’! A Packed show.

1:36:32 – Dennis of the Week

1:43:14 – Wrestling Families Part 2

2:44:44 – Kenny Bolin Interview

Episode 028:
Cherry Bombs in Toilets
2016-06-02 David Bixenspan The only podcast on Turner Time, the 6:05 Superpodcast, is back with another packed episode! This week’s edition includes:
  • A conversation with Bob Barnett, with him talking about seeing Rocca, Valentine and The Grahams as a kid, his lone childhood interaction with a young Vince McMahon, his multiple experiences seeing The Sheik live, John Tolos and wrestling at the Olympic Auditorium, Dr. Mike Lano’s escapade at Louie Spicolli’s funeral and much more!
  • A talk with Jammie Ward, discussing how he got involved with tape trading and newsletter writing in the early 1980’s. We’ll talk about what the scene was like and tape traders found each other.
  • More on Glen Goza and his hit song RASSLIN’! We play an amazing botched lyric from a live performance and read a story about how Glen got involved with the Von Erich family.

Also, we cover the death notice for the Fake Stan Lane, The Superuniverse Top Ten and fantasy booking, 1-900 Hot Bruno, Listener follow ups, the Homophobia of the Week and a special Dennis of the Week where we ask for your help. All of that and much, much more!

1:15:44 – Glen Goza updates

1:41:27 – Jammie Ward

2:31:14 – Bob Barnett

Episode 029:
Bulk Denim
2016-06-09 David Bixenspan It’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the MOTHERSHIP! Included in this week’s show:
  • Part one of a conversation with longtime AWA producer Polish Joe Ciupik. We discuss a number of topics, including the Wrestlerock Rumble, Ray Stevens, AWA Superstars, talking with The Crusher, ESPN and, of course, working with Larry Nelson!
  • We talk with John Arezzi about his experience taking photographs at ringside on the day that Muhammad Ali had his confrontation with Gorilla Monsoon in 1976.
  • A discussion about the recently unearthed match between Wild Bill Curry and Johnny Valentine from 1969 in Houston.
  • Longtime wrestling photographer and writer Don Laible shares a Dennis Coralluzzo story for the Dennis of the Week.

Also, the Superuniverse Top Ten, follow ups, more on the 1993 Sam Muchnick roast, the homophobia of the week and much more!

1:22:41 – Dennis of the Week

1:28:39 – Johnny Valentine v Bull Curry

2:09:42 – John Arezzi on Muhammad Ali v Gorilla Monsoon

2:49:31 - “Polish” Joe Ciupik

Episode 030:
Lady of the Morning
2016-06-16 David Bixenspan The Superpodcast is back for another exciting week of action. Topics this week include:
  • Part Two of our talk with AWA producer Polish Joe Ciupik, discussing Wally Karbo, an infamous Midnight Rockers promo incident, his relationship with Verne Gagne, Superclash III, the Team Challenge Series, Eric Bischoff, the story of the AWA’s talks with WGN and Hulk Hogan and much more!
  • A fun talk with Kurt Brown about Los Angeles wrestling in the early 1980’s. We hear stories about The Monster, Ox Baker and Enforcer Luciano, Gordman and Goliath, a locker room brawl between the Guerreros and Timothy Flowers and, of course, a Dr. Mike Lano story. Kurt also joins us earlier in the show to discuss the ugliness of Jerry Brown.
  • For the Dennis of the Week we are joined by former newsletter writer and tape trader Brian Tramel.
  • The return of our popular “What If” segment with: What If Hulk Hogan hadn’t left the AWA?

Also Bruce Hart in our Homophobia Of The Week, more on Wild Bull Curry, The Top Ten, listener fantasy booking, 6:05 signs at shows and much more.

1:44:23 – Dennis of the Week

2:00:15 – Kurt Brown

2:38:23 – What If?

3:06:17 - “Polish” Joe Ciupik Part 2

Episode 031:
That's Not My Dad!
2016-06-23 David Bixenspan Time for another trip on the Mothership, as the 6:05 Superpodcast is back! Join the best wrestling podcast on the planet for a jam packed show, including:
  • Part Three of our conversation with Polish Joe Ciupik. The long time AWA producer tells us about when Jesse Ventura showed up at the AWA production studios while working for the WWF, the last days of the AWA, the contents of the AWA tape library and more!
  • A talk with Bobby Fulton of The Fantastics about seeing Wild Bull Curry while growing up and later having the opportunity to wrestle him. Bobby also shares his memories of Gypsy Joe.
  • On the topic of Gypsy Joe, Jim Cornette joins the show once again to add his thoughts. Jim also tells us a little about the wrestling history of the Cincinnati Gardens, which was recently sold and is due to be demolished.
  • Brian Tramel is back for another Dennis of the Week, sharing stories about the origin of the “Piss Boys” and the time Dennis Coralluzzo commandeered a Domino’s Pizza delivery car.

All of that plus an update on Jerry Brown’s confrontation with Bill Watts, more Wild Bull Curry stories, a Superuniverse Superpod Rumble rap and much more!

0:00:00 – Superuniverse Top 10

0:40:37 – Here and There

1:08:55 – Dennis of the Week

1:14:46 - “Wild” Bull Curry stories

1:22:22 – Bobby Fulton

1:58:42 – Jim Cornette

2:35:36 – Hulk Hogan “What If?”: follow-up: Austin Idol as 1984 Hulk Hogan

2:45:55 – Polish Joe

Episode 032:
Medic!
2016-06-30 David Bixenspan Time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the best wrestling podcast on the planet! Hop aboard the Mothership again this week for a loaded episode featuring:
  • An extensive interview with Richard Vicek, author of the recent Dick The Bruiser biography “Bruiser.” We cover every area of Bruiser’s career, from his early encounters with future wrestling greats to his rapid accession as one of wrestling’s biggest stars. We will talk about Bruiser’s success in Detroit, Chicago and Indianapolis, as well as his partnerships in the promotions that controlled those towns. If you grew up watching Dick The Bruiser, or are someone that has always wanted to know more about him, then you will love this segment.
  • Jim Cornette joins us again to screen a classic IWA squash match with Rip Hawk v. Billy Jackson. Jim also shares some stories of funny experiences the Midnight Express had with jobbers in the TBS days.
  • The Superpod Rumble is back wit some more rhymes. It is as great/awful as the first time we tried this.
  • The Great Brian Last and Bix go over some listener suggestions for topics and “What If” segments.

All of that plus Brian Tramel back again for another Dennis of the Week, The Superuniverse Top Ten, listener letters, follow ups and much more!

0:00:00 – Superuniverse Top 10

0:56;27 – Here and There

1:19:48 – Dennis of the Week

1:24:40 – The Superpod Rumble

1:33:25 – Jim Cornette watches Rip Hawk v Billy Jackson

1:46:12 – Listener Questions

2:28:27 – Richard Vicek

Episode 033:
Trans Euro Express
2016-07-07 David Bixenspan Call Somebody! Hinghe Mothership has landed and the Superpodcast is back with another packed episode! Lots of great stuff on the program this week, including:
  • Part one of our conversation with Donny Laible. Having done many things in and around professional wrestling, from being a photographer to being a manager, Donny shares stories of how he first got involved in the wrestling business and what the New York fan scene was like in the 1970’s. We also hear about the inner workings of the wrestling magazines and how well,or not well, they paid photographers. Donny also shares the tale of the frightening incident with an ECW wrestler that made him walk away from the wrestling world.
  • We have the story of Dick The Bruiser’s son’s quest for a Liberace autograph. And when we say “Dick The Bruiser’s son” we mean a complete fraud pretending to be Dick The Bruiser’s son.
  • Another does of listener questions and “What If” suggestions.

Plus, The Top Ten descends into more mindless (or mindful) wrestling talk than usual, the history of Marc Gullen’s Superuniverse title reign and much more.

0:00:00 – Top 10

0:52:38 – Here and There

1:21:04 – Listener questions

2:13:11 – Book of the Week

2:31:18 – Don Laible

Episode 034:
The Vacation Episode
2016:07-14 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast is back for a special episode, The Vacation Episode, as The Great Brian Last is on holiday in Hawaii. This episode was recorded over a week ago and features:
  • TGBL and Bix go over the history of the Superuniverse. If you are new to the show, this is your chance to find out about the origins of each character.
  • More listener topics and “What If” suggestions/requests.
  • A conversation with Bob Barnett covering a wide range of topics, including his 1994 Eddie Gilbert shoot interview, the AAA/IWC and FMW lucha shows in Los Angeles in the early 1990’s, his friendship with Vampiro and the time he successfully sued Dr. Mike Lano.
  • Part two of our talk with Donny Laible. Donny talks about Killer Kowalski and two of his most famous trainees, Chyna and HHH. We also hear about his friendships with Eddie Gilbert, Big John Studd, Boyd Pierce and Fabulous Kangaroo Al Costello.

All of that and much more, so Call Somebody!

0:00:00 – Superuniverse explained

0:55:21 – Listener questions

1:28:13 – Bob Barnett

2:33:23 – Book of the Week

2:47:13 – Don Laible

Episode 035:
The Chain Gang
2016-07-21 David Bixenspan Vacation is over and the Superpodcast is back with a fresh new episode! This episode includes:
  • A conversation with Richard Vicek, author of the book Bruiser, on the history of the Chicago Wrestling Club, which was run by Verne Gagne, Dick the Bruiser and Wilbur Snyder. Richard supplies us with rare audio from some of the biggest stars to ever work in Chicago, including a young Bobby Heenan, Mad Dog Vachon, Dr. X, the Chain Gang and many more.
  • The return to the Top Ten and the listener fantasy booking of Marc Gullen v Orgasmic Larry Nelson.
  • More listener questions and “What If” suggestions. We talk about a number of topics, including Harley Race skipping Starrcade ‘83, the worst wrestling managers, Billy Jack Haynes and more!

Another packed show, so CALL SOMEBODY!

0:00:00 – Superuniverse Top 10

0:48:17 – Here and There

1:16:20 – Listener Questions

2:18:41 – Richard Vicek

Episode 036:
Sammy's Fish Box
2016-07-28 David Bixenspan The 6:05 Superpodcast is back with an all new episode! This week’s show contains:
  • An announcement at the top of the episode about a change in the show moving forward.
  • An extended Top Ten with fun conversations going in a number of directions.
  • A talk about the notorious tag team the California Hell’s Angels Ron Dupree and Chris Colt, and their many exploits.
  • The “What If” segment, talking about Terry Funk, Roddy Piper, Andy Kaufman, World Class and more.

Plus follow ups, more on bad managers, listener letters and much more! Call somebody!

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Episode 037:
Sheila the Shooter
2016-08-04 Scott Cornish Time to hop aboard the Mothership once again with an all new episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by friend of the show Scott Cornish for a packed episode featuring:
  • Part one of a conversation with Jeanie Clarke, author of this week’s Book of the Week: Through The Shattered Glass. Jeanie talks about how she discovered wrestling and first met Chris Adams. We hear about her and Chris’ time in Los Angeles and Portland, her thoughts on Big Dadd, her relationship with Billy Jack Haynes, being Gino Hernandez’s neighbour and her memories of the day he died. We also hear about how Jeanie became involved in the famous feud with Chris and Toni Adams in Dallas after being paired with a rookie Steve Austin.
  • Jim Cornette joins the show again to share his memories of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who passed away one year ago. Jim also tells the story of when Ole Anderson turned on Dusty Rhodes in a memorable cage match in the Omni in Atlanta, as he was there that day 36 years ago.

- The Dennis of the Week, the Superpodcast’s weekly tribute to Dennis Caralluzzo, returns with former NWA Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn. Dan talks about his memories of Dennis, his run as champion, his thoughts on Brock Lesnar, Lou Thesz, Bruno Sammartino and much more.

Plus we talk the Wrestling Hall of Fame, Lanny Poffo’s ill-fitting tights, Mad Dog Vachon’s confrontation with the Japanese press, Santo Gold news, as well as an introduction to the sister of Sue The Shooter and so much more! Call Somebody!

0:11:30 – Superuniverse Top 10

0:13:30 – Sheila The Shooter

1:48:18 – Jim Cornette

2:18:16 – Dan Severn / Dennis of the Week

2:43:40 – Jeanie Clarke

Episode 038:
Numero Uno
2016-08-11 Kurt Brown The Superpodcast is back with another action packed episode, as The Great Brian Last is joined by Kurt Brown, California indie wrestling’s Vandal Drummond, for a fun wrestling talk. On this week’s show:
  • Part two of our conversation with Jeanie Clarke, author of the new book “Through The Shattered Glass.” Jeanie talks about a number of topics, including the incident that ruined the relationship between Chris Adams & Steve Austin, her short run in WCW as Lady Blossom, what inspired Steve Austin’s 3:16 interview at King Of The Ring, how Vince McMahon treated her and much more.
  • Dan Severn returns for another Dennis Of The Week segment. This week Dan talks about the rib that was played on one of Dennis’ young wrestlers, his locker room confrontation with Dory Funk, his match with Steven Regal and how he would like to see Dennis Coralluzzo remembered.
  • TGBL & Kurt talk about a number of wild topics, including Chris Colt, Kurt’s memories of being in the Omni for the Ole Anderson turn on Dusty Rhodes in 1980, Mil Mascaras, Diamond Timothy Flowers, Mike Lano’s tall tales and more!
0:09:30 – Superuniverse Top Ten

1:26:04 – Here and There

2:01:07 – Dennis Of The Week with Dan Severn

2:24:09 – Discussion

2:26:52 – Jeanie Clarke

Episode 039:
Pizza or a Girl
2016-08-18 Scott Cornish This week on the Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined again by Scott Cornish for a packed show featuring:
  • Part one of a discussion with Terry Garvin Simms. In this installment, Terry talks about his early days training in Bill Dundee’s wrestling school while being a hairdresser, his friendship with Marc Gullen, how the booking was handled in the Memphis territory, Sid Vicious’ anger, Billy Joe Travis’ craziness and much more, including some clues in the search for Yomamba!
  • An interview with veteran broadcaster Rod Luck about his involvement with pro wrestling. Rod wrestled Billy Robinson, refereed for the AWA and did a reular radio show in Philadelphia with WWF cooperation.
  • Gorilla Monsoon on Rod Luck’s radio show from March 15, 1983. Gorilla takes calls and questions from the audience about a number of topics, including Flair vs. Backlund, Bruno Sammartino’s lawsuit and whether David Sammartino is being blackballed, Larry Zbyszko writing a book, Billy Graham’s age and much more!
  • Various old school wrestling topics, including Smokey Mountain Fan Week, Scott meeting Dick the Bruiser, the hilarity of the Hogan/Andre Piper’s Pit, the Southwest manure angle, run-ins with Abdullah the Butcher and more!

Plus The Superuniverse Top Ten and all the craziness that goes along with that, including a dip into the Lano files and the return of Sheila The Shooter.

0:01:26 – Superuniverse Top Ten

0:48:26 – Fantasy Booking

0:54:19 – Here and There

1:04:52 – Dennis of the Week

1:49:14 – Rod Luck

2:16:55 – Gorilla Monsoon on the radio

2:51:36 – Book of the Week

3:06:12 – Terry Garvin Simms

Episode 040:
Slugging Other Fans
2016-08-25 Kurt Brown Discretionary listener participation is advised for the following Totally Awesome edition of the Superpodcast. The Great Brian Last is joined again this week by Kurt Brown for a fun show hitting on tons of topics, including:
  • A conversation with Bertrand Herbet, Montreal Wrestling historian and co-writer of the new Pat Patterson autobiography Accepted: How The First Gay Superstar Changed WWE. We talk about the process of working with Pat on this long awaited book and how Bertrand got the gig. Pat’s longtime relationship with his friend Louie is discussed, as well as why Mad Dog Vachon was so important to them. Bertrand explains why it was important for Pat to go on the record about various rumors, from his relationship with Sylvain Grenier and HHH to his 1992 resignation. This extended Book Of The Week segment will give you a great idea of how this book was put together.
  • Jim Cornette joins the show again to discuss two squash matches that listeners have been asking about recently, one featuring the Skyscrapers and the other featuring the Midnight Express. Jim provides commentary for these matches, as well as insight about the Skyscrapers role in 1989 NWA and how enhancement talent would find their ways onto shows.
  • This week’s Top Ten is the longest in show history, as TGBL and Kurt get lost in various topics including going to shows with Dave Meltzer, Miawa vs Tsuruta, Brian punching out another fan, Eric Embry, The Hollywood Blondes babysitting Dr. Jerry Graham, Dave Meltzer hiding from Curt Hennig, the famed mid-day Terry Funk run-in show and much much more!

Plus old newspaper articles, new sound drops, talk about the passing of Scott Williams and the importance of wrestling historians, a Hangman update and more!

0:02:42 – Top Ten

1:40:12 – Fantasy Booking

1:47:46 – Here and There

2:30:31 – Jim Cornette

2:55:07 – Book of the Week with Bertrand Herbert

Episode 041:
Conversation Over
2016-09-01 Tom Robinson The Superpodcast is back with a wild episode, as The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host Tom Robinson have a few beers and let loose for some fun classic wrestling talk. This week’s show features:
  • Part two of our talk with Terry Garvin Simms. This time we discuss Terry’s time working in Dallas for World Class and the USWA. Terry shares his thoughts on Eric Embry as booker, Chris Adams inside and outside the ring and Gary Hart and his razor blade. Stories about the hijinks of Buddy Roberts are certain to entertain. We also hear about Terry’s friendship with the Von Erichs, including the last conversation he had with Kerry the day before he took his own life.
  • TGBL and Tom discuss many topics, in the midst of the Top Ten and during the rest of the show, including Jim Ross’ bad impressions, Jim Neidhart’s destruction of cameras, Bpbby Fulton’s least favorite word, Derek Domino’s teenage run-in during a live Piper’s Pit, Buddy Landel, Joel Goodhart, Terry Funk, as well as Tom’s recent unpleasant confrontation with Ric Flair.

Plus, audio of Dennis Coralluzzo and Dr. Mike Lano for the Dennis Of The Week, Tom’s many great voices, the graduates of Robinsdale High School, some clever fantasy booking and much more! Call Somebody!

0:03:24 – Top Ten

1:27:28 – Fantasy Booking

1:40:54 – Here and There

2:19:44 – Dennis Of The Week

2:27:49 – Book of the Week

2:33:32 – Terry Garvin Simms

Episode 042:
Cornette the Co-Host
2016-09-08 Jim Cornette Jim Cornette is back again, this time as co-host joining The Great Brian Last for a ride on the Mothership! Tons of classic wrestling talk and craziness on this episode, including:
  • An extensive talk with Peter Birkholz, longtime commentator and promoter for Houston Wrestling. This fascinating discussion covers the biggest names to wrestle in Houston, from Whiskers Savage to Wild Bull Curry, from Gino Hernandez to the Junkyard Dog. Plus Peter shares the inside stories of Houston’s dealings with the NWA, the Dallas booking office, Southwest Championship Wrestling, Mid South Wrestling and Vince McMahon. Peter also talks about his uncle, famed wrestling promoter Paul Boesch.
  • A wild Top Ten, hitting on everything from Capitol Combat 90: The Return of Robocop to The Hangman’s IMDB page. Other topics include Gordon Scozzari’s 1991 AWF taping, the time Ole Anderson wanted Jim to run around the ring with a pumpkin on his head, Dr Mike Lanos writing, if Lex Luger should have won the world title at WrestleWar 90 and much more!
  • TGBL and Jim do a new reading of the story that launched Sue The Shooter, Confessions of a Ring Rat.
  • A discussion about some of the remaining Holy Grails of wrestling footage.

All of that and much more, so CAL SOMEBODY!

0:07:17 – Top Ten

1:25:27 – Fantasy Booking

1:35:50 – Here and There

1:52:11 – Dennis Of The Week

2:08:12 – Book of the Week

2:15:25 – Peter Birkholz

Episode 043:
Room Number 413
2016-09-15 Scott Cornish The Mothership has landed for another week of the 6:05 Superpodcast is at hand! This week, The Great Brian last is joined again by Scott Cornish in the co-host chair for a packed show, featuring:
  • Part three of our conversation with Terry Garvin Simms. In this final isntallment of our talk, Terry talks about his days working for the Global Wrestling Federation, discussing everything from Eddie Gilbert’s booking to potential investors. Terry explains why he dropped the Garvin name, why Scott Putski had heat in the locker room, what it was like to work with Gypsy Joe and work for FMW and much more! Plus, Terry gives his thoughts on a frequent question here on the Superpodcast: Who are the Slip House Boys?
  • After last week’s reading of Confessions Of A Ring Rat, former Smokey Mountain champion Bobby Blaze checks in during the Top Ten to confirm or deny his alleged sexual relations with Sue The Shooter, as mentioned in the article.
  • Listeners of the Superpodcast play show trivia to win copies of the new Pat Patterson (with Bertrand Herbert) autobiography Accepted.
  • The Top Ten, as usual, touches on numerous topics, including Herb Abrams, ECW, midget wrestling, Impressionist Jim Ross and more! Plus we talk Mighty Joe Thunder, Vince McMahon on Victory Corner, Brian Hildebrand, The Hangman and tons more!

CALL SOMEBODY!

0:02:53 – Top Ten

1:21:46 – Fantasy Booking

1:32:11 – Here and There

2:14:33 – Show Trivia

3:02:31 – Terry Garvin Simms

Episode 044:
Speed Bump
2016-09-22 John McAdam The one and only Mothership has touched down again for another jam packed episode of the Superpodcast! Joining The Great Brian last this week in the co-host chair is John McAdam. Featured this week:
  • Part three of our conversation with Richard Vicek about the history of the Chicago Wrestling Club. We listen to and discuss rare audio, including interviews from Bill Watts, Ray Stevens, a young Dusty Rhodes, Larry Hennig and more.
  • We pay tribute to the late Don Bass, who just recently passed away. Jim Cornette joins the show again to discuss his memories of working with Don. Also, Don’s long time tag team partner and friend Roger Smith (The Assassin, Dirty Rhodes) discusses Don’s recent battle with cancer and shares some warm memories of his fallen friend.
  • John Arezzi tells us about the secret to getting ringside tickets to Madison Square Garden in the 1970’s, as well as the fan scene around the Garden. We also hear a humerous story of John’s night out with Andre the Giant and Mr. Fuji.
  • The Top Ten touches on many topics this week as TGBL and John talk about Gino Hernandez and Chris Adams, Rick Steamboat’s family man run, whether Larry Zbyszko could have had a strong run against Bob Backlund, the lack of charisma of Al Madril and Brian Adias, Paul Heyman’s late night hotel schenanigans, Andre or Orndorff at Wrestlemania 3 and more. Also, Jim Cornette watches Mighty Joe Thunder!

All of that plus the Giant Leprechaun, John’s near fight with Vince Russo, Dennis Of The Week and much more!

0:02:52 – Superuniverse Top 10

1:24:38 – Fantasy Booking

1:31:59 – Here and There

1:52:21 – John Arezzi on MSG

2:12:02– Jim Cornette on Don Bass

2:18:41 – Roger Smith on Don Bass

2:42:45 – Richard Vicek on Chicago Wrestling

Episode 045:
Marriott Parking Lot
2016-09-30 Kurt Brown The Mothership is back again for another action packed week of the 6:05 Superpodcast! Kurt Brown is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last on this fun episode which features:
  • A talk with Les Thatcher about his start in the business with Tony Santos’ promotion in Boston. Les discusses living and working with Pat Patterson, Ron Dupree and Terry Garvin, why the Santos promotion had no TV, the workers back then versus the performers today, Jack Pfefer’s relationship with Santos and much more!
  • A conversation with wrestling historian Tom Burke about his friend, and one of wrestling’s most misunderstood characters, Chris Colt. Colt has been a popular subject on the Superpodcast and Tom shed light on what made him tick.
  • An interview with filmmaker Jeff Krulik, of Heavy Metal parking Lot fame, about his 1994 film Mr. Blassie Goes To Washington
  • Amy Lee joins the show for the Dennis Of The Week, our weekly tribute to promoter Dennis Coralluzzo. Amongst other stories, Amy talks about her legendary parking lot fight with Dennis.
  • The Top Ten, as usual, goes in a million directions, covering Titanes En El Ring, Slammers and Verne Langdon, Tony Rocco and Wildman Jack Armstrong, the fake Apache Bull Ramos, Japanese wrestler misspellings & wrestler nicknames in the Observer, Wild Bull Curry, The Antichrist, Captain Lou Albano’s promo for Mike Lano’s tv show, Longmont Potion Castle and much more!

CALL SOMEBODY!

0:08:02 – Superuniverse Top 10

1:31:13 – Fantasy Booking

1:36:06 – Here & There

1:43:21 – Dennis of the Week with Amy Lee

2:08:12 – Tom Burke on Chris Colt

2:46:44 – Jeff Krulik on Mr. Blassie Goes To Washington

3:07:38 – Les Thatcher on starting out in Boston

Episode 046: Under the Bleachers 2016-10-06 Tom Robinson It’s a special edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, as The Great Brian Last is tired and cranky and co-host Tom Robinson is under the weather. This week’s installment of the MOTHERSHIP features:
  • Jim Cornette sharing his memories and thoughts about Chris Colt, as well as watching the Chris Colt Experience in action while supplying commentary.
  • Les Thatcher talking about some of the earliest examples of merchandising in modern professional wrestling. Les lets us know about his tee shirt company with the Brisco Brothers and Thunderbolt Patterson, as well as his work producing magazines for Mid Atlantic and the WWWF. Les also talks about the development of his Personality Profile segments for Southeastern Championship Wrestling and his flirtation with joining the WWF in 1985.
  • Dan Farren, longtime California referee, tells us all about the one time he worked for Her Abrams and the UWF and why it wasn’t a great experience.
  • Amy Lee joins the show again for the Dennis Of The Week, this time talking about the many Northeast wrestlers who Dennis Coralluzzo gave breaks to in the wrestling business.
  • The conversation with TGBL and TR touches on many topics including gymnastics, Tom’s recent run ins with Bobby Fulton and Terry Funk, TGBL’s teenage attempt at a Terry Funk record book, Tommy Rich, JW Storm, Bubba Ray Dudley, Taz, David Crockett, Mike Lano on the radio, Lou Albano’s PSA, Jim Ross and much more!

CALL SOMEBODY!

0:12:26 – Superuniverse Top 10

1:07:19 – Fantasy Booking

1:16:37 – Here & There

1:29:56 – Talking with Tom

1:54:27 – Don Farren on Herb Abrams

2:07:06 – Jim Cornette on Chris Colt

2:32:07 – Dennis Of The Week with Amy Lee

3:09:21 – Les Thatcher on merchandise

Episode 047:
Only the Day Of
2016-10-14 Scott Cornish The Superpodcast is back! The Great Brian Last is joined by Scott Cornish, in the co-host chair, for this week’s show, which features:
  • Wrestling historian Tom Burke talking about Wild Bull Curry. Tom didn’t just study Bull Curry’s career, he was also friends with the wild man and talks about a number of topics, from Curry’s relationship to The Sheik to his feelings on working in Houston
  • Filmmaker Jeff Krulik joins the show again to talk about Santo Gold and the wrestling film Blood Circus. Few have seen the film, but Jeff has information about it, as well as the famed Santo Gold auction infomercial.
  • Amy Lee is back for the final part of her Dennis Of The Week. Amy talks about a second fight she had with Dennis Coralluzzo, this time in a hotel room in front of Tommy Rich and Doug Gilbert. She also shares some humorous stories and her thoughts on how Dennis should be remembered.
  • After last week’s controversial statements regarding the mortality of J.W. Storm, Tom Robinson calls in to discuss last week’s appearance and hear some news on the man who took his girlfriend to the Red Roof Inn.
  • TGBL and Scott talk about numeroue topics, including Bruno Sammartino’s wig, the midget Top Ten, DDP Yoga, Lou Albano on the Uncle Floyd Show, dull wrestling authority figures, Greg Valentine, Fat Frank at Show World and much more. Also, Impressionist Jim Ross joins the show again during the Top Ten!

CALL SOMEBODY!

0:06:10 – Superuniverse Top 10

1:11:50 – Fantasy Booking

1:19:20 – Here & There

1:20:24 – Tom Robinson on J.W. Storm

2:02:07 – Dennis OF The Week with Amy Lee

2:24:15 – Jeff Krulik on Santo Gold’s Blood Circus

2:48:22 – Tom Burke on Wild Bull Curry

Episode 048:
Old Lady
2016-10-21 Bob Barnett CALL SOMEBODY! The Superpodcast returns for another packed show combining the best in wrestling history and humor! Join The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host chair Bob Barnett for a wild show, featuring:
  • What happens when Dennis Coralluzzo misdials Jim Cornette and gets and angry old lady? You will find out this week with the airing of the notorious Old Lady prank phone calls from the mid-1990’s.
  • California superman Roy Lucier joins the show to talk about the South California lucha scene of the early 1990’s, including the famed incident when he was kicked out of the biggest lucha show in US history before the event even started after he almost caused a riot.
  • Allan Blackstock talks with TGBL about the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame class of 2016, after both recently received their ballots and became voters. Allan will also explain why, in his opinion, Big Daddy is a clear cut Hall of Famer.
  • After last week’s tale of Diamond Dallas Page’s escapades at an Upstate New York indie show, referee Jonathan Ashe tells us exactly what happened that day from his perspective.
  • TGBL and Bob talk about a wide range of topics, including Buddy Rose’s paranoia, The Sheik v The Jewish Heavyweight Champion, Mark Lewin, Akira Taue, Ricki Starr, Bob’s first observation of Los Angeles wrestling, Dr. Mike Lano, Verne Gagne, John Tolos, Superstar Billy Graham, Los Angeles studio wrestling, Dick Lane, the death of Gino Hernandez, Eddie Gilbert, Bob’s trips to Mexico, Arnold Skaaland, Johnny Valentine, Island and Sunnyside Gardens, Bruno Sammartino and Killer Kowalski’s wigs and much more! Plus, appearances by Impressionist Jim Ross and Stuttering Tommy Rich.
0:01:48 – Superuniverse Top 10

1:39:07 – Fantasy Booking

2:04:51 – Jonathan Ashe on DDP at 2CW

2:18:52 – Roy Lucier on 1990’s California Lucha

2:41:53 – Dennis Of The Week wit Old Lady prank calls

3:02:13 – Allan Blackstock on the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

Episode 049:
Stunt Granny
2016-10-29 Tom Robinson Your weekly fix of the Superpodcast has arrived! Popular co-host Tom Robinson is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last, for another fun trip on the Mothership! This week’s show features:
  • An extensive interview with Colt Toombs, the son of Roddy Piper. Colt and his sister Ariel’s book on their father, “Rowdy,” was recently published and is out Book Of The Week. Colt talks about the process of putting this book together and tracing his father’s story, as well as what Roddy’s intentions were when he started putting this book together. This fun talk illuminates a Roddy Piper that fans never got to know and explains the origins of the rowdy one!
  • Classic audio from October 18, 1983 of Captai Lou Albano and Fred Blassie on Rod Luck’s radio show in Philadelphia. This show, recorded the day after the famous Jimmy Snuka cage match with Don Muraco and less than a week after the passing of the Grand Wizard, is a fascinating time capsule to the period right before the WWF would aggressively compete against the rest of the wrestling industry. Callers ask about Hulk Hogan, Crusher Verdu, Ric Flair, the status of the WWF Championship in the magazines and more!
  • Dan Farren joins the show again to discuss his appearance as the masked referee on the infamous television special Exposed: Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets.
  • As discussed on last week’s show, we get to heat John Tolos interviews from 1970 in Los Angeles. These interviews, which were taped off TV for Bob Barnett, are the only examples of Tolos’ amazing work during this period of his career. Tolos discusses upcoming matches with Fred Blassie, Mil Mascaras and Man Mountain Mike.
  • TGBL and TR talk about a multitude of topics, including Tony Schiavone, Bruno Sammartino, notorious fans, Jushin Liger, Halloween Havoc 1992, Dave Brown, Tom’s hatred of Tony Garea and night out with the Clique and much more! Plus appearances from Impressionist Jim Ross and Stuttering Tommy Rich! CALL SOMEBODY!
0:16:11 – Superuniverse Top 10

1:35:56 – Fantasy Booking

1:53:27 – Here and There

2:01:46 – Dan Farren on Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets TV Special

2:09:22 – John Tolos audio

2:22:11 – Lou Albano and Fred Blassie on Philadelphia radio

3:13:15 – Colt Toombs on Roddy Piper book “Rowdy”

Episode 050:
The Doctors
2016-11-06 Kurt Brown The MOTHERSHIP has landed and another highly sought after episode of the Superpodcast is here! Kurt Brown, aka Vandal Drummond, takes his seat in the co-host chair again to join The Great Brian Last on another journey into a classic wrestling state of euphoria. This week’s show features:
  • An extensive interview with Dr. Tom Prichard, covering his days as a fan and his earliest days in the wrestling business. We talk about the differences between West Texas wrestling and Houston wrestling, Wild Bull Curry, working in the Houston office as a teenager, training with the Iron Sheik, Gino Hernandez and much more! Also, Tom shares his memories of working in Los Angeles, Portland, and Atlanta, as well as his thoughts on working with Chris Colt. This interview is one of the best in Superpodcast history!
  • Sheldon Goldberg joins the show for the Dennis Of The Week, paying tribute to his friend Dennis Coralluzzo. Sheldon talks about how important Dennis was to the progression of independent wrestling and what he meant to the 1990’s independent wrestling scene. We also hear about what the Massachusetts indie scene was like. This is a really fun conversation that sheds light on the often ignored history of independent wrestling.
  • Part two of our John Tolos audio, this time featuring interviews from June of 1971 dealing with Tolos’ feuds with Mil Mascaras and Fred Blassie.
  • As usual, the Top Ten turns into a series of wide ranging conversations, as TGBL and Kurt discuss topics such as All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling, The Bionic Wrestler Lars Anderson, Dick Lane, Los Angeles studio wrestling, Rex Arnold, the Los Angeles independent scene of the early 1980’s and much more! Kurt also shares some amazing stories about Dr. Jerry Graham! The Top Ten also features Sheldon Goldberg’s stories about Mike Lano, and appearances by Stuttering Tommy Rich and the Impressionist Jim Ross!
0:17:54 – Superuniverse Top 10

2:09:30 – Fantasy Booking

2:16:00 – Here and There

2:30:09 – John Tolos audio

2:37:39 – Dennis Of The Week with Sheldon Goldberg

3:03:12 – Dr. Tom Prichard

Episode 051:
Talk To The Promoter
2016-11-13 Bobby Blaze he Superpodcast returns with another pier sixer of an episode, as The Great Brian last is joined by former Smokey Mountain champion Bobby Blaze in the co-host chair. This week’s episode features:
  • An extensive conversation with Bobby Fulton. Bobby talks about working in Stampede and how his look changed after an injury in a riot. Bobby shares his observations and memories of the 1983 Jerry Lawler / Lance Russell split from Jerry Jarrett that almost happened. We hear about his teaming with Terry Taylor as the Fantastics Ones in Chattanooga, what Junkyard Dog told the locker room in Mid South before he left for the WWF, how the Fantastics quit WCW and much more!
  • TGBL and Bobby Blaze discuss Bobby’s career, including his training by the Malenkos, his time around Karl Gotch, his friendship with Sean Waltman, his escape from South Africa with help from the United States Embassy, growing up watching Memphis and ICW, beating Jerry Lawler for the SMW championship and more. Plus we hear talk about wrestling mimes, shoot backdrops, pretend wrestlers and more!
  • We have part three of our look at classic John Tolos audio from 1971, during his famed heel run in Los Angeles.
  • Stuttering Tommy Rich and Impressionist Jim Ross raise the stakes in their feud!

This is the longest episode in Superpodcast history, so CALL SOMEBODY!

0:07:18 – Superuniverse Top 10

2:39:27 – Fantasy Booking

2:45:34 – Here and There

2:56:54 – John Tolos audio

3:15:22 – Bobby Fulton

Episode 052:
The Invulnerable Head
2016-11-22 Travis Heckel The Mothership has touched down once again and the 6:05 is here for another episode of classic wrestling conversation and excitement! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by Travis Heckel, the Superpodcast’s art director, for a packed show, featuring:
  • A conversation with Adrian Street, whose album “Shake Wrestle ‘N’ Roll” was recently reissued by Burger Records to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary. Adrian discusses the backstory on how he started making records and the impact he had on Glam Rock in England. We also will hear abou the origins of Adrian’s Exotic gimmick, his opinion of Bill Dundee and Dusty Rhodes as bookers, Adrian’s thoughts on Big Daddy’s impact on British wrestling and much more!
  • Jim Cornette joins the show again to provide commentaries and insights for three matches – Chris Colt v Thunderbolt Patterson, Moondog Mayne v Roddy Piper and La Momia v El Androide!
  • Bobby Fulton talks about his memories of spending time with Dr. Jerry Graham and having the good doctor stay at his house when he was a teenager!
  • The final installment of our classic 1971 audio of John Tolos as the top heel in Los Angeles!
  • TGBL and Travis discuss many topics during the Top Ten, mostly centered around Memphis wrestling!

Plus Stuttering Tommy Rich, Impressionist Jim Ross, discussion o the movie Grunt, a message from The Hangman and much more.

0:12:17 – Superuniverse Top 10

1:32:05 – Fantasy Booking

1:40:20 – Here and There

1:48:33 – Bobby Fulton on Dr. Jerry Graham

2:08:31 – John Tolos audio

2:18:07 – Jim Cornette match commentaries

2:51:54 – Adrian Street

Episode 053:
First Anniversary Show
2016-11-29 Jim Cornette We’re celebrating one year of the Superpodcast, with this, the first anniversary show! Jim Cornette is in the co-host chair once again, joining The Great Brian Last for this special episode of 6”05, featuring:
  • TGBL and jim discuss many topics, including the 1989 NWA booking committee, masked wrestlers unmasked, Mark Ragin, the WFIA, the greatness of Lance Russell, Eddie Gilbert, Tony Rumble, 1970’s wrestling magazines, Wayne Ferris as The Kisser and much more!
  • World renowned magician Franz Harary joins the show to discuss his work for WCW in 1990 during the Black Scorpion angle. From working with Ole to ideas that never materialized due to budget constraints, Franz shares all he remembers from his brief experience with the world of professional wrestling.
  • Marc Caralluzzo joins the show to discuss his father, the late great Dennis Coralluzzo. TGBL and Marc also share their memories of ribs and hijinks around Dennis’ events and Marc gives a bit more insight into the story behind the Old Lady phone call tapes.
  • After weeks of trading barbs, Impressionist Jim Ross and Stuttering Tommy Rich hav a rap battle for Superpodcast supremacy!
1:31:50 – Impressionist Jim Ross v Stuttering Tommy RIch

2:04:58 – Dennis Of The Week with Marc Coralluzzo

2:32:49 – Franz Haray on the Black Scorpion

Episode 054:
The Tire Incident
2016-12-10 Tom Robinson The Superpodcast returns with a hangover edition of the show, following last week’s anniversary celebration, with Tom Robinson back in the co-host chair. This week on the show:
  • Derrick Dukes joins the show to talk about his time in the AWA during the last years of that promotion. Derrick shares his memories of what the atmosphere around the AWA was like when he got there and, of course, about his infamous feud with Colonel DeBeers. We will also hear about what happened when Derrick tried to get out of his AWA contract, his memories of Kerry Von Erich and Super Clash III, why Ricky Rice was always having problems with the promotion and much more! A really fun conversation!
  • A mystery guest, who requested anonymity, will talk about Santo Gold’s Blood Circus. This guest worked on the film and is also one of the very few who actually saw it in a theater!
  • The Great Brian Last and Tom discuss a number of issues, including a totally wild Dr. Jerry Graham story, steroids, masked men and more! TR also tries out a new wrestling comedy bit he is working on.
  • Scott Cornish briefly joins the show to read a goodbye letter from the Impressionist Jim Ross!
0:25:00 – Scott Cornish on Impressionist Jim Ross

0:45:00 – TRnac

1:38:55 – Mystery guest on Santo Gold and Blood Circus

2:08:15 – Derrick Dukes

Episode 055:
Wrestling Prop
2016-12-22 Mike Mills The Mothership has touched down once again for another packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the best wrestling podcast on the planet! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by a first timer in the co-host chair, Mike Mills of the Booking The Territory podcast. On this week’s episode:
  • Legendary Tennessee wrestling star Len Rossi joins the show to discuss his former tag team partner, the late Mario Milano, who just recently passed away. Len also talks about teaming with Bearcat Brown, how their trailblazing team led to the desegregation of wrestling matches in the South, as well as their feud with Dr. Ken Ramey and the Interns, a feud considered one of the hottest in Southern wrestling history. Len also shares his thoughts on George and Nick Gulas, as well as his son, the late Joey Rossi. This talk is a unique chance to hear from one of the all-time greats of an era long gone!
  • Wrestling historian Tom Burke is back to discuss his background working for The Ring Wrestling magazine, as well as the history of the WFIA. Tom also shares the amazing story of how he ended up owning Pedro Morales’ WWWF World Championship belt. Any conversation with Tom is filled with interesting and fun tidbits, and this one is no exception!
  • Jeff Bowdren joins the show for part one of a discussion about his famed Greatest Matches Of The 80’s list in the 1989 Wrestling Observer Newsletter yearbook. This fun talk goes in many directions, talking about Dump Matsumoto, Chigusa Nagayo, Lex Luger, Tiger Mask, and more, including the memorable moment when Jeff & Dave Meltzer ran into the Von Erichs in a hotel in Japan!

Plus, The Top Ten, TRnac The Magnificent, Stuttering Tommy Rich, Junkyard Dog talk, updates on The Hangman Bruce Pobanz and the falling out between Denim Fritz & Kevin Von Erich. All of that, plus a special Christmas message from a masked guest, and much more!

0:19:19 – Top 10

1:12:4 – Fantasy Booking

1:26:45 – Here and There

1:35:05 – Santa Brown

1:41:34 – TRnac

1:51:24 – Jeff Bowdren

2:31:09 – Len Rossi

3:12:26 – Tom Burke

2017

Episode Date Co-Host Description Time Stamps
Episode 056:
Roach Clip
2017-01-07 Scott Cornish The MOTHERSHIP lands for the first time in 2017 with another jam packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined once again by Scott Cornish in the co-host chair for a fun and informative episode, featuring:
  • Australian wrestling historian Ed Lock joins the show to discuss Mario Milano and the early days of Jim Barnett’s World Championship Wrestling promotion. Ed talks about Barnett’s arrival in Australia, and what the wrestling landscape was like at that time. We hear about Dominic DeNucci, Spiros Arion, Killer Kowalski, Gary Hart, Big Bad John and many other of the biggest stars to land down under. This is a fascinating look at a territory whose stars many feel don’t get the respect they are due.
  • Wrestling Historian Tom Burke is back, this week discussing Dr. Jerry Graham. Tom was friends with the Doc, so we are able to hear both his knowledge of Graham’s career as well as personal anecdotes. Tom also shares some great stories about Abe Ford, Tony Santos, The Vachons and more!
  • Jeff Bowdren returns for part two of our discussion about the greatest wrestling matches and angles of the 1980’s. Jeff talks about attending the first Crockett Cup in New Orleans, a wild night out for Terry Gordy in Japan, Giant Baba’s plans for Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen and much more! Jeff also talks about the territory he grew up watching, Championship Wrestling from Florida, and shines a light on 1982 in the Sunshine State, which was filled with great matches and angles and saw the surprising emergence of David Von Erich as a heel.
  • TGBL & Scott talk about a number of topics, including Rogers’ Corner, Bill Dundee’s car, Missy Hyatt, Jimmy Valiant & Big Mama, The Hangman and more! Plus, Dennis Coralluzzo’s Memphis debut, TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich & the Top Ten!

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0:14:19 - Top Ten

1:24:37 - Fantasy Booking

1:41:45 - Here & There

1:52:46 - Dennis Of The Week

2:00:10 - Jeff Bowdren

2:38:32 - Tom Burke on Dr. Jerry Graham

3:20:12 - Ed Lock on Australian Wrestling History

Episode 057:
Backstage Nazi
2017-01-16 Kurt Brown The Superpodcast is back for another week of action, as The Great Brian Last is joined by Kurt Brown, aka Vandal Drummond, for another ride on the Mothership of wrestling podcasts. The 6:05 this week features:
  • The debut of a new segment: In The News. Jim Cornette & TGBL look back at newspaper headlines and stories from years gone by. Among the names discussed this week are Dick The Bruiser, Elvis Presley, Sam Muchnick, Don Curtis & Babe Ruth.
  • Tom Hankins, author of our Book Of The Week “The Mat, The Mob & Music” joins the show to talk about his career in and around wrestling. Tom discusses the fan club scene of the early 1960’s, as well as wrestling in Iowa. We will hear the fan convention Tom attended in Indianapolis where he met Jack Prefer and the memorable story of the role Bobby Hennan played in getting a young Tom laid. Tom talks about the meeting he had with Nick Gulas after he almost caused Memphis wrestling to be thrown off TV. We also hear about the early 1980’s Los Angeles scene in the dying days of the LeBell wrestling promotion. Plus, Tom talks about The Hangman and tells us what he knows about the career of Bruce Pobanz!
  • Kurt & TGBL chat about numerous topics, including Incredibly Strange Wrestling, Diamond Timothy Flowers, Bobby Shane, the death of David Von Erich, California Championship Wrestling, and more! Kurt shares a bunch of amazing Dr. Jerry Graham stories as well!

Plus TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, the Handsome Boogie Man and much more!

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0:26:59 - Top Ten

1:43:10 - Fantasy Booking

1:52:53 - Here & There

2:12:40 - In The News with Jim Cornette

3:05:10 - Tom Hankins part one

Episode 058:
Complete Savage
2017-01-23 John McAdam It’s time to hop on the 6:05 once again for another week of the Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by John McAdam, and this completely savage episode of the Mothership features:
  • A look at the career of Jimmy Snuka, trying to weigh his accomplishments while acknowledging his scandals. We look at 1983, when his career reached new heights while at the same time his demons led him down a dark road which culminated in the death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino. We talk about the major angles he was a part of, his popularity with WWF fans, and attempt to understand how to look at his place in wrestling history.
  • Part two of our discussion with Tom Hankins, author of “The Mat, The Mob & Music,” sees Tom talk about his friendship with the legendary Dr. Jerry Graham. We hear what the Doc thought about Eddie Graham, the McMahons, and Andre The Giant. Tom also talks about his bar room run-in with Pat Patterson and how that led to his appearance on the famed 1992 episode of Donahue covering the WWF sex scandals.
  • Australian wrestling historian Ed Lock joins the show again for part two of our discussion about World Championship Wrestling and Mario Milano. Ed talks about 1973, which was the biggest year in Australian wrestling history and the last year Jim Barnett promoted there. We hear about the change in ownership and how the promotion changes. Ed also tells us about Mario Milano’s later years and where Mario’s place in Australian wrestling history is.
  • TGBL & John discuss numerous topics throughout the show, including Misty Blue, The Von Erichs, the heel run of the Brisco Brothers, the 5 star rating system, the Varsity Club, Bruno Sammartino losing the belt to Ivan Koloff and much more! Plus, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man & TRnac!

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0:02:02 - Jimmy Snuka talk

0:46:49 - Top Ten

1:59:53 - Fantasy Booking

2:05:40 - Here & There

2:37:32 - Tom Hankins part two

3:08:50 - Ed Lock part two

Episode 059:
Is That For True?
2017-02-01 Tom Robinson Set your clock to Turner Time, as this week’s 6:05 Superpodcast has arrived! Tom Robinson is back in the co-host chair, joining The Great Brian Last for another week of The Only Podcast That Matters! This episode features:
  • Another edition of In The News, where Jim Cornette & TGBL look at classic newspaper stories about professional wrestling. Topics this week include athletic commissions, worked street fights for publicity, and the story of Sputnik Monroe’s 1960 arrest.
  • Dan Farren joins the show to discuss the late Bobby Shane. Dan tells us about his shock when Bobby Shane showed up in January of 1975 to work a week for the Los Angeles office. We hear details about how Shane was in the ring and what kind of heat he drew without even doing an interview. Dan will also share the story of Bobby Shane’s last main event, which he witnessed.
  • Musician and podcaster Otis Gibbs joins the show to discuss the song Sputnik Monroe, off his new album Mount Renraw. Otis talks about why the story of Sputnik inspired him to write the song, which we will hear at the conclusion of the interview. We also hear about Otis growing up watching Dick The Bruiser in Indianapolis.
  • TGBL & TR discuss a wide range of issues, including Stan Lane’s ability to pick up women, “Superfly” Sivi Afi, the New Buddha Khan and much more! Plus the wildest TRnac yet, the Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, the Tom Robinson impression challenge and more!

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0:07:06 - Top Ten

1:25:16 - Here & There

1:56;22 - Dan Farren on Bobby Shane

2:26:38 - In The News with Jim Cornette

3:06:48 - Otis Gibbs on Sputnik Monroe

Episode 060:
International Sand Sculpture
2017-02-09 Bobby Blaze The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it is time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast! This week The Great Brian Last is joined by former Smoky Mountain Wrestling champion Bobby Blaze for a packed show, which features:
  • Austin Idol joins the show to make a big announcement about his latest project in conjunction with the Superpodcast!
  • Part one of our conversation with Lynn Denton, otherwise known as The Grappler. Lynn talks about breaking into wrestling and his early stops in Amarillo, Calgary, Mid Atlantic and Mid South. We will hear his thoughts on the popularity of the Junkyard Dod & Kerry Von Erich, as well as an explanation of how the loaded boot works. Lynn also shares his memories of Ric Flair, the Dynamite Kid, ribs that he witnessed and much more! A really fun talk!
  • TGBL & Bobby talk about a wide range of subjects, from Superfly Sivi Afi to illegal cable hookups. Bobby also talks about doing jobs in the early 1990’s for the WWF, how his tour of Australia in 1993 came together, and why working with Sid Vicious wasn’t always easy. All of that and TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, the Handsome Boogie Man, a message from Ken Patera and much more!

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0:34:38 - Top Ten

2:04:51 - Fantasy Booking

2:21:55 - Here & There

2:52:18 - Austin Idol

3:09:13 - The Grappler

Episode 061:
Dogs Barking
2017-02-17 Tom Robinson The Superpodcast is back this week with a special episode, as The Great Brian Last and co-host Tom Robinson are both under the weather. This shorter than usual episode features a couple of looks at the life and career of Chavo Guerrero.
  • Jeff Walton, the longtime Los Angeles / LeBell wrestling promotion publicist and announcer, joins the show to discuss Chavo’s place in Los Angeles wrestling history. In telling the story of Chavo in LA, Jeff gives a history of that office throughout the 1970’s and into it’s end in the early 1980’s. Jeff talks about bookers Louis Tillet and Leo Garibaldi, the emergence of Roddy Piper, how the LA promotion lost it’s english speaking television and ended up on the Spanish International Network and more! Jeff also discusses the end of Mike LeBell’s promotion and Vince McMahon’s arrival in Los Angeles in 1983. A really fascinating look at one of wrestling’s legendary cities!
  • Dr. Tom Prichard joins the show again this week to share his memories of Chavo. Tom watched Chavo while he was growing up in Houston, was booked by Chavo in Los Angeles and was Chavo’s “rookie” in Texas. Tom tells some great stories and sheds some light on what Chavo was like to work for and with. Tom shares interesting stories about Chavo’s relationship with Bill Watts, the Paul Boesch retirement show in 1987, his last time running into Chavo and more!
0:30:06 - Dr. Tom Prichard

0:52:50 - Jeff Walton

Episode 062:
Sugar Hold Challenge
2017-02-27 Scott Cornish The Mothership has touched down and it is time for another week of the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by popular co-host Scott Cornish for a packed show which features:
  • Jim Cornette and Austin Idol join the show to celebrate the careers of Ivan Koloff and George “The Animal” Steele.
  • Scott Teal makes his annual visit to the Superpodcast to discuss the 2017 docket for Crowbar Press. Scott also shares the story of how he met Ivan Koloff, whose autobiography he published. This conversation also touches on Gary Hart’s book, dealing with inaccuracies when writing a wrestler’s story, the importance of speaking to old timers to preserve wrestling’s history and much more!
  • William Harding shares the amazing story of the night in 1981 that he got out of Bob Roop’s Sugar Hold and the difficulties he had in getting Angelo Poffo’s ICW to pay up the $1,000 he earned by doing such. We also have some audio from Bob Roop, courtesy of Crowbar Press, talking about his memories of that night and the Sugar Hold Challenge.
  • TGBL & Scott talk about George Steele, Ivan Koloff, Bruiser Bedlam, Captain Lou Albano and much more! Plus Jeff Walton on The Hangman, classic Dr. Jerry Graham audio from 1995, Dr. Mike Lano news, TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, the Handsome Boogie Man, an update on Impressionist Jim Ross and much more!

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0:07:17 - Top Ten

1:05:41 - Fantasy Booking

1:34:55 - Dr. Jerry Graham Interviewed by Tom Burke

1:40:17 - TGBL & Scott on George Steele & Ivan Koloff

1:54:47 - Jim Cornette on George Steele & Ivan Koloff

2:09:24 - Austin Idol on George Steele & Ivan Koloff

2:31:29 - Scott Teal on Crowbar Press

3:20:03 - Bob Roop on the Sugar Hold Challenge

3:24:44 - William Harding on the Sugar Hold Challenge

Episode 063:
Bowdren the Booker
2017-03-11 Jeff Bowdren The Superpodcast is back with it’s longest episode ever! Join The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host Jeff Bowdren, author of Breaking Kayfabe: Dinner with the Legends of Wrestling, for a ride of the Mothership. This episode features:
  • Part two of our discussion with The Grappler! In this installment, Lynn Denton tells us about how he was paired with Tony Anthony to form both The Grapplers and the Dirty White Boys. We talk about their runs in Southwest, Memphis and Mid South. Lynn also shares his memories of booking in Kansas City, the scariness of Killer Karl Kox, riding with Rick Rude and the death of Gino Hernandez. As always with The Grappler, it’s a fun and informative talk!
  • Sportscaster John WIlsbach joins the show to discuss a WWF charity show he brought to his high school in March of 1983. This is a cool look into how schools worked with the WWF to put on shows shortly before the company expanded nationally. John shares the story of how this show came to take place, which was during the height of Jimmy Snuka’s popularity. John also recites the Don Muraco and Lou Albano promos that were sent to the school to promote the event!
  • Dolph Ramseur of Ramseur Records joins the show to discuss growing up in the Carolinas watching Mid Atlantic Wrestling and why he chose to be the first sponsor of The Superpodcast!
  • TGBL & Bowdren The Booker talk about name topics, including 1986 UWF, some of wrestling’s most hard hitting angles, mid-1980’s Florida, Ted DiBiase, Tully Blanchard, Lex Luger, the wardrobe of Tommy Rich. Jeff also talks about his elevator run in with Bull Nakano, his old Observer column and his new book, which is our Book Of The Week!

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0:09:20 - Top Ten

1:46:52 - Dolph Ramseur of Ramseur Records

2:02:16 - Here & There

2:28:19 - John Wilsbach

3:01:12 - Book Of The Week

3:18:28 - The Grappler part two

Episode 064:
Beat Me If You Can
2017-03-27 Kurt Brown The Mothership has landed again and it’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by listener favorite Kurt Brown for a packed show featuring:

– Part Three of our talk with Lynn “The Grappler” Denton, which focuses on The Grappler’s time working in Portland for Don Owen. We hear about the what it’s like to be both the lead heel and the booker in a territory. The Grappler tells us about dealing with Billy Jack Haynes running opposition, as well as his later experience having to fire Billy Jack. We also hear the stories of what caused The Grappler to get fired as booker and immediately re-hired as the assistant booker to Roddy Piper, what a young Scotty The Body (Raven) was like and who beat him up when he was fired, dealing with a difficult Athletic Commission, as well as Lynn’s brief tenure with WCW. As always with The Grappler, this is a really fun and informative talk!

– Marty Goldstein joins the show to discuss his battles with a corrupt Athletic Commission in Manitoba and how he exposed them. Marty lays out exactly how the Commission doctored papers in an attempt to rip off promoters. We also hear about which former wrestler called Marty to threaten him for trying to do the right thing!

– TGBL & Kurt talk about a number of topics including lots of Dr. Jerry Graham stories, The Hangman, the Fred Blassie Fan Club, Dick Lane and much more!

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0:04:59 - Top Ten

1:51:39 - Here & There

2:22:49 - Marty Goldstein

3:19:42 - The Grappler part three

Episode 065:
Through The Gift Shop
2017-04-11 Tom Robinson Mercy! The Superpodcast is back with another packed show of classic wrestling stories & humor! Tom Robinson is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last for a fun show which features:
  • A conversation with Bryan Greenberg, who was a producer of the cult classic I Like To Hurt People! Bryan talks all about putting the movie together and working with The Sheik and the Detroit wrestling office. We hear about what the movie was originally going to be, what it was like to spend time at The Sheik’s house, how the movie evolved into the version we all know, and Bryan’s current project to release I Like To Hurt People Too. We also hear about many of the characters in the movie, including Dusty Rhodes, Andre The Giant, Dick The Bruiser, Bobo Brazil & more!
  • Barry Rose, the man behind the Championship Wrestling from Florida Archives facebook group, joins the show for a fun talk! Barry talks about what it was like growing up in Florida and some of the great wrestlers he got to see on a regular basis. We hear about how Barry heard the news about the plane crash that ended Buddy Colt’s wrestling career and ended Bobby Shane’s life. Barry also talks about the fun times he had at the WFIA conventions in Knoxville and Atlanta, including his memories of the night Ole Anderson turned on Dusty Rhodes in the cage! Finally, Barry lets us know all about the upcoming event he has put together bringing The Assassin, and others, back to Florida!
  • We have some classic audio from the mid-1980’s of Dr. Jerry Graham. We have heard so many stories about The Doc, this week we get to hear his actual voice!
  • TGBL & TR talk about numerous topics, from meditation to light beers. For the Tom Robinson Impression Challenge, Tom attempts to impersonate the 1986 WWF roster. Plus TRnac, the Handsome Boogie Man, a potential new Top Ten contender and more!

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0:08:27 - Top Ten

1:10:45 - Fantasy Booking

1:30:20 - Here & There

1:46:58 - Dr. Jerry Graham Classic Audio

2:03:32 - Barry Rose

2:57:43 - Bryan Greenberg

Episode 066:
Baby Baby
2017-04-23 Tom Robinson The Mothership has landed and it is time for another edition of the only podcast that matters! This week on the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined again by Tom Robinson for a fun show, featuring:
  • The Superpodcast Roundtable debuts with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi discussing Fred Blassie and their Blassie Fan Clubs. This fun talk gives insight on exactly how Jeff & John each met Blassie and how both of them received permission to run his fan club. We hear what the fan club scene was like, and what membership included. This segment also shines a light on what kind of guy Fred Blassie was, and why so many loved him.
  • Classic audio from Dennis Coralluzzo’s 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon. This was the second annual tribute to Eddie, and featured speeches by Bill Watts, Bill Apter, Jim Cornette, Harley Race, Buddy Landel, Tommy Gilbert & more.
  • Bobby Blaze joins the show to discuss his recent appearance on the news about a new club operating in his home town.
  • TGBL & TR talk about everything from the Wrestle War ’90 rap to Larry Sharpe. Also, TRnac, the Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, new sound drops & much more!

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0:15:25 - Top Ten

1:16:40 - Fantasy Booking

1:30:17 - Here & There

1:40:21 - Bobby Blaze

1:50:54 - 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon

2:49:00 - Superpodcast Roundtable with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi

Episode 067:
Coin Envelopes
2017-05-06 Jeff Bowdren Baby Baby! The Only Podcast That Matters is back and it’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast! Hop aboard the Mothership with The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host Jeff Bowdren for another wild ride, featuring:
  • In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week, and we look at stories involving wrestler lawsuits, riots, forced labor & more!
  • John Cosper, author of this week’s Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the history of Louisville wrestling and the legacy of the Allen Athletic Club. This conversation includes stories of wrestling bears, alligators and escaped prisoners! We discuss many of the greats that wrestled in Louisville, like Lou Thesz, Bill Longson, Gorgeous George, Buddy Rogers and more! This look at what, until now, had been a forgotten period in Louisville’s wrestling history is both informative and fun!
  • Bob Barnett returns to the show to discuss why Dr. Mike Lano is no longer allowed to practice dentistry.
  • We introduce the 605’ers to Marion Crumley, who was a rather unique jobber, with Jim Cornette, who watches a Crumbly match with us.
  • TGBL & Bowdren The Booker discuss many topics, from the worst angles in Mid South to tastelessness in World Class. Plus TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man, a missive from The Hangman & more!

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0:03:30 - Top Ten

1:39:58 - Jim Cornette on Marion Crumley

1:49-02 - Bob Barnett

2:04:39 - Show Notes

2:09:14 - In The News with Jim Cornette

2:50:55 - John Cosper

Episode 068:
Mood Enhancing Materials
2017-05-24 Kurt Brown It’s for true! The Mothership has landed and another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast has arrived! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by Kurt Brown in the co-host chair for another packed show, featuring:
  • Part one of a conversation with Wayne St. Wayne, who wrestled in various territories as Mike Hammer. Wayne talks about growing up in St. Louis and discovering wrestling, as well as many of the memorable shows he attended at the Kiel Auditorium. We hear about Johnny Valentine, Dick The Bruiser, and how the St. Louis fans reacted to Bruno Sammartino. Wayne reveals how he transitioned from being a photographer to being a wrestler, and talks about his stops in Amarillo, Mid South and Florida. A fun talk!
  • Scott Teal joins the show again to discuss the passing of wrestling historian J Michael Kenyon. Scott explains why Kenyon is considered the “God of Wrestling Historians.” Scott talks about working with Kenyon on projects, as well as future plans for some of the research and materials that Kenyon left.
  • Roy Lucier returns to the show to discuss this year’s Cauliflower Alley Club convention in Las Vegas, which he just attended.
  • TGBL & Vandal Drummond discuss many topics, including Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Dr. Jerry Graham & his Swami, Negro Casas, wrestlers with perms, Mil Mascaras shooting with Bob Roop, The Destroyer, Ricki Starr and more! Plus TRnac, The Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, new Buddha Khan audio and much more!

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0:22:26 - Top Ten

1:47:27 - Here & There

1:55:56 - Roy Lucier on Cauliflower Alley

2:36:37 - Scott Teal on J Michael Kenyon

3:10:41 - Wayne St. Wayne part one

Episode 069:
Hot Dog
2017-06-11 Scott Cornish Call Somebody! The 6:05 Superpodcast is back again! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for another packed show, featuring:
  • Brennon Martin, grandson of legendary promoter Christine Jarrett, joins the show to discuss his new book Teeny: Professional Wrestling’s Grand Dame. Brennon talks about why the book is called a biographical novel and the process he went through to put his grandmother’s story together. We hear all about how Teeny got involved in the wrestling business, her relationships with Nick Gulas and Roy Welch, her “grip” and more! We also hear about some George Gulas goofiness and Brennon clears up some of the rumors about Jerry Jarrett’s parentage.
  • In part two of our conversation with Wayne St. Wayne, we hear about Wayne working in his home town of St. Louis. Wayne also talks about his time in Calgary, from meeting Stu Hart to rooming with J.R. Foley, with lots of hijinks in between. We also hear about his transition from active wrestler into a well regarded artist.
  • Dean Silverstone talks about his friend, the late wrestling historian J Michael Kenyon. We hear about when Dean & Kenyon first met, as well as when they promoted wrestling together. Dean shares some amazing stories about Kenyon quitting jobs, crashing cars and changing his name!
  • TGBL & Scott talk about everything from Ken Patera’s bad behavior on the radio to ring announcer Joe McHue. Plus, TRnac, The Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich and an appearance from Austin Idol!

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0:12:39 - Top Ten

1:26:30 - Fantasy Booking

1:43:16 - Here & There

1:54:27 - Dean Silverstone on J Michael Kenyon

2:16:03 - Brennon Martin on Christine Jarrett

2:57:51 - Wayne St. Wayne part two

Episode 070:
Cornette is Back
2017-06-23 Jim Cornette The Mothership returns and Jim Cornette is back in the co-host chair! Join The Great Brian Last & Jim for this packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:
  • Rock Rims talks about the life and career of Ron Starr, who just recently passed away. Rock, who co-wrote Ron’s autobiography, talks about Ron’s start in pro wrestling and his encounters with some of wrestling’s greats, as well as wrestling’s up and coming superstars. From Canada to Puerto Rico to the territories, this look at Ron Starr shines the spotlight on one of wrestling’s under recognized stars.
  • Dean Silverstone joins the show again to discuss Chris Colt. Dean promoted Chris in Seattle and has many stories about Chris’s greatness in the ring, difficulties dealing with promoters and battles with spiders while under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Dean also tells the story about why The Hangman has been banned from the Cauliflower Alley Club!
  • Barry Rose rejoins the show to discuss the recent CWF Legends Fanfest that he promoted. Barry talks about everything that happened that weekend, from tours of Florida wrestling landmarks to the wrestler who wanted to remain incognito during the event.
  • TGBL’s father makes his debut on the show to discuss why he doesn’t like wrestling and his impressions of what he sees when he watches it.
  • TGBL & Jim discuss many topics, including Ken Patera, Tommy Young, Dusty Rhodes, and What If Bill Watts had gotten the TBS deal in 1985. Plus TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man & more!

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0:09:04 - Top Ten

1:37:35 - Here & There

1:50:43 - TGBL’s Dad

2:04:27 - Barry Rose

2:36:35 - Dean Silverstone on The Hangman & Chris Colt

3:09:40 - Rock Rims on Ron Starr

Episode 071:
Milo of Croton
2017-07-06 Mike Mills The Mothership has landed again and the 6:05 Superpodcast is back! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by Mike Mills of the Booking The Territory podcast for a packed episode, featuring:
  • Bobby Fulton of The Fantastics is back again to talk about the time in July of 1983 that he refused to do a job for the Road Warriors. Bobby talks all about why he wouldn’t do it and how Ole Anderson reacted. We also hear Bobby’s memories or working with a young Ultimate Warrior & Sting in both Memphis and the UWF. Bobby also shares his thoughts on working with the Sheepherders and tells us what he did to once upset Dr. Death Steve Williams!
  • Longtime photographer Howard Baum joins the show to discuss his role in the memorable 1984 Memphis angle where Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich were presented with the tag team of the year award. Howard also shares him memories of meeting a young Raven, getting attacked by Terry Funk, and bothering Jerry Lawler. Plus Howard & TGBL discuss their opinions of ECW then vs. now. A really fun talk!
  • We present to you another edition of 6:05 Classic with TGBL & show cofounder David Bixenspan! Bix & TGBL discuss the recent documentary Nobody Speak, about the Hulk Hogan / Gawker lawsuit, a film in which Bix is featured in. They also discuss Netflix’s GLOW & the WWE unreleased matches dvd.

Plus classic audio of Wild Red Berry on Groucho Marx’s You Bet Your Life, Jim Cornette’s answering machine, TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man, the Top Ten debut of Hot Dog and much more!

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0:15:41 - Top Ten

1:20:23 - Here & There

1:29:43 - Wild Red Berry on You Bet Your Life

1:40:10 - Howard Baum

2:48:55 - Bobby Fulton

3:26:09 - 6:05 Classic with David Bixenspan

Episode 072:
Beau the Dog
2017-07-24 Tom Robinson Batten down the hatches! The Mothership has landed and it is time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast! Joining The Great Brian Last this week in the co-host chair is Tom Robinson! This packed show features:
  • Rip Rogers joins the show discuss ICW, The Poffos and his memory of the night of the Sugar Hold Challenge! Rip, who was a partner in ICW, shares his knowledge about how ICW was formed and what it was like to be involved in an outlaw promotion. Rip also gives tells us what he saw when Randy Savage & Bill Dundee had their parking lot fight which ended with Dundee having a broken jaw, as well as the infamous fight Randy Savage got into at the Waffle House! A fun and informative talk!
  • Longtime WWWF TV “timekeeper at the bell” Mike Mittman talks about his many years sitting ringside at TV tapings in Allentown & Hamburg. Mike shares him memories of popular ring announcer Joe McHugh, who he was close with, as well as Dr. George Zahorian, who Mike introduced into the world of wrestling. Mike talks about Vince McMahon Sr. & Jr., Gorilla Monsoon, Phil Zacko & many more. Mike also tells us about the night he refereed a Saturday Night’s Mani Event and got clobbered by Andre The Giant!
  • TGBL & TR Shock discuss everything from Tom’s recent attempt to meet Cyndi Lauper to Jim Ross. Plus Hot Dog & Lasto, TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man, Jim Cornette’s Answering Machine, the Tom Robinson Impression Challenge & more!

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0:11:36 - Top Ten

1:51:29 - Here & There

2:13:40 - Mike Mittman

3:03:05 - Rip Rogers

Episode 073:
Wrestling Wars
2017-08-06 Howard Baum Baby Baby! Call Somebody! The 6:05 Superpodcast is back! This week on The Mothership, The Great Brian Last is joined by a first timer in the co-host chair, longtime photographer Howard Baum. This fun & packed episode features:
  • Ron Fuller, The Tennessee Stud & host of the Studcast, joins the show to discuss wrestling promotional wars. Ron shares his memories of the Georgia wrestling war between the NWA & Ann Gunkel’s All South promotion, as well as the story of what happened to his promotion, Southeastern Championship Wrestling, in 1979 when several top stars decided to run against him. This is a true history lesson from one of the very best storytellers in wrestling!
  • Tony Myers joins the show, in part one of a two part conversation, to discuss his career in Memphis. Tony talks about being a huge fan of Memphis wrestling and then getting the opportunity to work there. We hear stories about Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Jamie Dundee and a locker room brawl between Luna Vachon & Jacqueline. Tony also talks about how he broke into the business, as well as his memories of a young Flex Kavana, better known as The Rock!
  • Polish Joe Ciupik is back to discuss Herb Abrams, GLOW, Larry Nelson and everything he has going on with Classic Wrestling, including their videos which are now available for rent or purchase at classicwrestling.com!
  • TGBL & Howard discuss Bert Prentice ripping off Howard’s family, Luna Vachon’s wedding, Ric Flair, the humor of Bobby Heenan and more! Plus, TRnac, Hod Dog, Stuttering Tommy Rich, Not Charlie Brown From Outta Town, Jim Cornette’s Answering Machine & more!

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0:14:50 - Top Ten

1:42:46 - Slaughtering A Sacred Cow

1:55:06 - Polish Joe Ciupik

2:23:46 - Tony Myers part one

3:08:36 - Ron Fuller

Episode 074:
Memory Full
2017-08-26 Kurt Brown The Mothership has landed, and the latest episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast has arrived! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown, aka Vandal Drummond, for a slam packed show, featuring:
  • In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week, with a look at classic wrestling newspaper articles covering in-ring deaths, a wrestling match resulting in a grand jury inquiry, an extremely long match, a painful case of mistaken identity and more!
  • In part two of our discussion with Tony Meyers, Tony shares his memories of his mentor, the late Mr. Pogo. We hear all about Pogo’s career, including why he had to get a real job while working in Los Angeles. Tony tells us how Pogo got his name, why he ended up wrestling a hardcore style, and what Pogo the promoter was like to work for. Tony also goes into detail about Mr’ Pogo’s last days.
  • TGBL & Kurt talk about Wild Bull Curry, Chavo Guerrero, Dory Funk Jr. and, of course, Dr. Jerry Graham. Also, a new Larry Nelson sound bite, a debate on silliness in wrestling, Kurt’s story of presenting Yoshihiro Asai with an award & more! Plus an update on the medical condition of Tom Robinson!

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0:09:09 - Top Ten

2:15:10 - Fantasy Booking

2:22:08 - Here & There

2:52:28 - Tony Myers part two

3:40:12 - In The News with Jim Cornette

Episode 075:
Brother Midnight
2017-09-11 Scott Bowden Hurricane winds can’t stop The Mothership from landing! The 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with a packed show! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by former Memphis manager Scott Bowden for a fun episode, featuring:
  • Brother Midnight makes his long awaited debut on the Superpodcast! Baby!
  • Longtime referee Scott Dickinson joins the show to discuss his career, as well as his friendship with the late Brian Hildebrand. Scott talks how he first got into the wrestling business as a referee and recalls his experiences working for ICW, Don Muraco, Tony Rumble and WCW. Scott also details his time working with his friend Brian, better known as referee Mark Curtis. Scott reveals how the wrestling world reacted when Brian got sick and battled cancer, as well how Hulk Hogan got involved. This compelling talk concentrates on both the life of a referee and the last years of Brian Hildebrand’s life.
  • Jim Cornette returns to the Superpodcast to discuss the late Brian Hildebrand. Jim and Brian had a friendship years before they worked together in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and Jim talks about his fondest memories of Brian.
  • Allan Blackstock is back on the show to discuss the names being added to the Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame ballot this year. The names include: Sputnik Monroe, Trish Stratus, Kota Ibushi, Bill Goldberg, Rick Martel, Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson with J.J. Dillon, Chavo Guerrero Sr., George Steele, Wild Bill Curry, Tetsuya Naito, and Sangre Chicana.
  • TGBL & Scott Bowden talk about everything from Scott’s heat with Dave Brown to the power of a Jackie Fargo endorsement. Plus Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, Slaughtering A Sacred Cow and much more!

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0:06:30 - Top Ten

1:09:57 - Fantasy Booking

1:21:19 - Here & There

1:25:44 - Brother Midnight

1:39:40 - Allan Blackstock

2:42:12 - Scott Dickinson

3:50:31 - Jim Cornette on Brian Hildebrand

Episode 076:
The Flowers of Pain
2017-10-18 Jeff Bowdren THE MOTHERSHIP! The 6:05 Superpodcast is back with another packed episode! Join The Great Brian Last, with Jeff Bowdren in the co-host chair, for this “oh criminy” inducing show, featuring:
  • Bertrand Hebert returns to the show to discuss his new book, our Book Of The Week, Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story, out now on ECW Press! Bertrand talks about Maurice’s early days in Montreal, his street brawls and amateur wrestling achievements, as well as Maurice’s later success in his home town. We hear about the development of the Mad Dog character and the impact he had on the AWA, Montreal and Portland. Bertrand also talks about how Maurice helped many legendary wrestlers early in their career. A fun and informative look at one of wrestling’s all time greats!
  • Stan Saxon, the man behind the mask of Brother Midnight, joins the show to discuss his career and the creation of his popular gimmick. Stan talks about the scene he broke into in Canada and the injury that led him to put on the mask, baby! We will hear about Brother Midnight’s famed programs & promos with The Tulip, The Sassy Man, and Sweet Daddy Caddy! Stan also talks about his post-Midnight gimmick of Dr. X and gives an example of one of his promos. A really cool look at a popular Superpodcast figure!

Also, TGBL & Jeff discuss the Road Warriors, Buddy Landel, as well as Jeff’s new podcast – Breaking Kayfabe with Jeff Bowdren. Plus the Tom Robinson Medical Update, Hot Dog, the Handsome Boogie Man & much more!

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0:13:04 - Top Ten

1:27:11 - Here & There

1:52:50 - Stan Saxon

2:35:36 - Bertrand Hebert on Mad Dog Vachon

Episode 077:
Let's Spend the Night Together
2017-11-02 Scott Cornish Oh Criminy! The Mothership has touched down once again! This week on the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for a packed show, featuring:
  • Kevin Sullivan joins the show to for a free range conversation covering the Varsity Club, Jim Barnett, Jim Crockett Promotions and more! Kevin also shares his thoughts on a recent WWE pay-per-view event!
  • AWA Historian George Schire is back to discuss the life and career of Stan “Krusher” Kowalski. George, who was close with Stan, paints the picture with stories of both Stan’s career and of Stan as a friend. Anyone who grew up watching The Big K will love this segment!
  • Howard Baum returns this week to discuss a list he sent TGBL with possible topics to discuss.
  • Jon McLamb hops on the Mothership to discuss what happened when at age six he wrote a letter asking how to become a pro wrestler.

Plus Allan Blackstock on Dean Malenko, Jimmy Valiant with some words for Scott Cornish, a funny Arn Anderson story & more!

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0:04:26 - Top Ten

1:03:24 - Here & There

1:18:20 - Allan Blackstock on Dean Malenko

1:26:32 - Jon McLamb

1:43:29 - Howard Baum

2:19:32 - George Schire on Stan Kowalski

3:07:50 - Kevin Sullivan part one

Episode 078:
Corky Dan
2017-11-09 Kurt Brown It’s time to let out your best Dr. Jerry Graham war cry, as the Mothership has touched down once again! This week on the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown (aka Vandal Drummond) for a super packed show, featuring:
  • Part two of our conversation with Kevin Sullivan, going over Kevin’s turn to the darkside in Florida. Kevin explains how Gordon Solie and Blackjack Mulligan helped establish him as the lead heel after many years as a babyface. We hear the rationale behind some of Kevin’s interviews. We also discuss underrated bookers and Bob Roop’s attempts to steal promotions.
  • In The News with Jim Cornette returns! This week, TGBL & Jim look at stories about Wahoo McDaniel, Mr. Moto, stolen wrestling rings & more!
  • John Hitchcock makes his debut on the Superpodcast, sharing stories of the famed Front Row Section D in Greensboro. This week, John talks about the night that he and his friends christened the Four Horsemen with the name we all know them by!
  • Popular segment “What If?” returns this week, with TGBL & Bix answering listener inquires about Paul Heyman, Jerry Lawler, Sgt. Slaughter, Barry Windham, Ricky Steamboat, Mid South & World Class!

Plus TGBL & Kurt talk about Dr. Jerry Graham, Manami Toyota, Don Muraco, Norman Dooley, Gene Kiniski & much more!

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1:12:06 - “What If?” with David Bixenspan

2:06:03 - In The News with Jim Cornette

2:38:44 - Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock

3:12:39 - Kevin Sullivan part two

Episode 079:
How Is This Legal?
2017-11-18 Howard Baum The Superpodcast returns with another packed episode! Hop on The Mothership this week, as The Great Brian Last & Howard Baum guide you on this wild journey, featuring:
  • Bobby Fulton returns to the show for a fun conversation touching on many topics, including World Class in Israel, Eric Embry, Andre The Giant, Ken Mantel, and some crazy stories about Dale “TNT” Mann!
  • John Hitchcock is back with another riotous installment of Front Row Section D! This week, John talks about Magnum T.A. & Dusty Rhodes and why they weren’t so happy with his signs!
  • After going through the Superpodcast audio archives, we finally air an interview with Dan Severn, former UFC & NWA Champion, that took place a while back and never aired due to audio issues. In this talk, Dan discusses the early days of No Holds Barred fighting, his early battles in the UFC, Ken Shamrock, going to the WWF, the Brawl For All and more!
  • We revisit an earlier conversation with Marty Gold, airing the first portion of his interview from Episode 64 of the 6:05 Superpodcast, which had previously been edited out of that episode. This portion of our talk deals with Marty’s early days in and around wrestling in Manitoba!
  • TGBL & Howard talk about numerous nutty topics, including a letter from Malka’s boyfriend, classic angry feedback from a patriotic photo collector, Steve Keirn, The Tonga Kid, Norman Dooley, the 1985 Tag Team Of The Year award ceremony & more!

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1:04:00 - Marty Gold

1:22:56 - Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock

1:55:58 - Bobby Fulton

3:02:40 - Dan Severn

Episode 080:
Second Anniversary Show
2017-11-26 Jim Cornette We are celebrating two years of THE MOTHERSHIP, as the 6:05 Superpodcast Second Anniversary Show has landed! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Jim Cornette for this fun episode, featuring:
  • The Superpodcast Roundtable is back with a look at Japan with Dave Meltzer, Kurt Brown & Jeff Bowdren! The story of 1980’s Japanese wrestling is told around the tales of Dave’s trips to Japan with Jeff in 1987 and Kurt in 1990. We hear about Rikidozan, the popularity of All Japan Women, the impact of Akira Maeda, Mrs. Baba’s anger, the night Mitsuharu Misawa beat Jumbo Tsuruta, the introduction of true Lucha Libre to Japan, Bruiser Brody, how the junior heavyweights changed wrestling & more! This is one of the most informative and fun segments in show history!
  • In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week with a look at classic wrestling newspaper stories about bears, riots, Eddie Graham & more!
  • TGBL’s Dad makes an appearance to discuss why he’s not a wrestling fan.
  • Plus, The Top Ten, Brother Midnight, Dr. X, Slaughtering A Sacred Cow discussion, Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Jim reads angry letters & more!

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0:22:57 - Top Ten

1:36:10 - In The News with Jim Cornette

1:57:42 - TGBL’s Dad

2:12:37 - Superpodcast Roundtable on Japan with Dave Meltzer, Kurt Brown & Jeff Bowdren

Episode 081:
Squeegee
2017-12-15 John McAdam As cries of “The Mothership!” ring out over the land, the 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with another packed show! The Great Brian Last is joined by John McAdam, making his return to the co-host chair, for this edition of The Only Podcast That Matters, featuring:
  • Defense attorney Mickey Sherman joins the show to discuss defending the Iron Sheik after a 1985 incident at a gas station. Mickey explains what happened and the unique approach he took to ensure his client was seen by the court in a good light. We also hear Mickey’s memories about the Iron Sheik’s 1987 arrest with Jim Duggan, where he once again defended the former WWF Champion. We play classic audio from the 1985 promos Mickey filmed for the court, featuring Lou Albano, Bobby Heenan, Fred Blassie, Cyndi Lauper & Gene Okerlund!
  • John Hitchcock returns this week with another installment of Front Row Section D! John’s story this week concerns the final event WCW ran in Greensboro, the night of the squeegee! John explains the original squeegee incident and how it inspired him to create something special for this event. As always with Hitch, this is a fun ride!
  • We have another edition of the popular “What If?” segment with TGBL & David Bixenspan! Topics discussed include Gino Hernandez, Antonio Inoki, Continental, Jerry Lawler, Dusty Rhodes, Dynamite Kid & more!
  • Allan Blackstock returns this week to once again give his opinion on a controversial topic, as he explains why he thinks Bruiser Brody is overrated!
  • John McAdam presents his list of the top ten wrestlers who would have been better than Harley Race as the NWA Champion between 1977 & 1981! Plus, TGBL & McAdam discuss the Ric Flair 30 For 30, Thunderbolt Patterson, Bruiser Brody, Great American Bash 1991, The Horsemen & more!

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1:02:42 - Allan Blackstock on Bruiser Brody

1:32:12 - “What If?” with David Bixenspan

2:12:13 - Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock

2:43:50 - Classic Audio of WWF Personalities Talking About The Iron Sheik

2:51:34 - Mickey Sherman

2018

Episode Date Co-Host Description Time Stamps
Episode 082:
That's What They Tell Me
2018-01-26 Scott Cornish Aloha! It’s time once again to board The Mothership and take a wrestling journey with the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this packed show, featuring:
  • Kevin Sullivan returns to the show this week to discuss Mark Lewin. Kevin talks about his relationship with Mark, as well as just how big a star Mark was at a young age in New York. Kevin recalls his time with the Purple Haze in Florida, Hawaii, Mid Atlantic and throughout the world. Kevin & TGBL also discuss a little baseball!
  • Jerry Grey joins the Superpodcast to discuss some of his adventures in the wrestling business. Jerry wrestled in almost every territory in the 1980’s, and this week he talks about breaking into the business, as well as his time in Florida & Mid South. Jerry fills the conversation with interesting and hilarious stories, from Bill Watts’ meetings to Dick Slater’s bar room brawls. Jerry also talks about his recent medical issues and his battle with cancer. If you would like to support Jerry’s battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!
  • Wrestling historian George Schire returns to the show to discuss the various wrestling hall of fames and how he puts his ballot together. George lays out the different criteria for induction that the different Halls have. We also talk about the many World Championships of the early 1960’s and which belt meant the most!
  • TGBL & Scott discuss everything from recent show impressions to Scott’s recent trip to see the Honky Tonk Man sing & dance. Plus Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One & more!

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0:16:52 - Top Ten

1:06:32 - George Schire

1:56:31 - Jerry Grey

2:52:08 - Kevin Sullivan

Episode 083:
Rat Poison
2018-02-10 Jerry Grey THE MOTHERSHIP! The 6:05 Superpodcast is back with another loaded episode! Join The Great Brian Last for this far out trip, featuring:
  • Jerry Grey joins the show again, this time in the co-host chair! The Golden Boy shares some truly amazing and wild stories, including possibly the all-time craziest Jake Roberts story! Jerry talks about living with Jake & Gene Anderson, chasing money Jake owed him, Dick Slater’s wife, receiving counterfeit money from Blackjack Mulligan & more! To support Jerry’s cancer battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!
  • Ron Fuller, host of the Studcast, returns to the show to discuss Southeastern and Continental Wrestling and the advances those companies made in television production for wrestling programming. Ron explains how he went about creating the Southeastern show along with Les Thatcher, as well as why the NWA would ask him to speak to other members about what he was doing. The Stud also goes into detail about the switch to Continental, from the changing look of the show to hiring Gordon Solie! This conversation is packed with interesting tidbits!
  • John Hitchcock returns with another installment of Front Row Section D! This week, John talks about the anger he caused Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff!
  • Wrestling historian Tom Burke is back to discuss his experience with, and knowledge of, the wrestling magazines. Tom explains who the players were and reveals what Bert Randolph Sugar said when he took over The Ring’s Wrestling. Tom also has some Chris Colt news, as well as a story about Dr. Mike Lano!

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0:01:10 - Jerry Grey

1:13:08 - Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock

1:40:20 - Tom Burke

2:22:11 - Ron Fuller

Episode 084:
Plastic Surgery
2018-02-25 Dan Farren Like an open hand slap to the head, the 6:05 Superpodcast is back! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by Dan Farren in the co-host chair for a packed episode, featuring:
  • Dr. D David Schultz, author of our Book Of The Week “Don’t Call Me Fake,” joins the show for part one of a discussion about his career as both a wrestler and bounty hunter. Dr. D explains exactly what a bounty hunter does and goes into detail about a few of his experiences finding bail jumpers. Dr. D also talks about how he got started in wrestling, from being trained by Herb Welch to being smartened up. We also hear exactly what happened with John Stossel’s lawsuit following his infamous run-in with the Doctor!
  • Judge Richard Boner joins the show to discuss his time working as a lawyer in the 1980’s for Jim Crockett Promotions. The Judge sheds some light on topics such as how Jim Crockett purchased his planes, how Andre The Giant was taken by a con artist, as well as the search for bootleg merchandise at the height of the company’s run! A fun talk, with many small details sprinkled in that have never been reported before.
  • Greg Oliver, author of the Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame series of books and the man behind Slam Wrestling, debuts on the show to discuss everything from his 1980’s newsletter, The Canadian Wrestling Report, to his approach to covering
  • Jerry Grey is back this week to discuss his tours with New Japan and working with the UWF crew after their return. Jerry talks about what it was like to work against Akira Maeda & Yoshiaki Fujiwara, as well as which wrestler pissed off Fujiwara. We also hear about Japan’s young boy system, Inoki’s slaps, Hiro Matsuda’s beer drinking gifts and much more! To support Jerry’s cancer battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!
  • TGBL & Dan discuss Los Angeles wrestling history, the search for lost footage, the WWF’s “Dan Farren” and much more! Plus the Top Ten, Hot Dog, The Magnificent One & more!

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0:09:33 - Top Ten

1:05:10 - Jerry Grey

1:21:25 - Greg Oliver

2:04:11 - Judge Richard Boner

2:56:53 - Dr. D David Schultz part one

Episode 085:
Mormon Giant
2018-03-28 Scott Cornish THE MOTHERSHIP is here! It’s time for another packed episode of the only wrestling podcast that matters, the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this week’s festivities, featuring:
  • The legendary Don Leo Jonathan joins the show to look back at his historic career. Don Leo talks about his father, Brother Jonathan, and his memories of watching him wrestle as far back as the mid 1930’s. Don Leo also shares his memories and thoughts about Jess McMahon, Rikidozan, Eddie Quinn, Giant Baba, Antonino Rocca, Killer Kowalski and more! This is a rare chance to hear from someone who was a main eventer everywhere during wrestling’s golden age!
  • Dr. D David Schultz returns to the show this week for part two of our discussion about his life and career, as well as his new book Don’t Call Me Fake! In this installment, David talks about running into one of the Nasty Boys, Verne Gagne, Dennis Condrey, Phil Hickerson, and more! The Doctor also talks about his experiences in Poland, and why some people just seem to mess with the wrong guy!
  • Scott Teal joins the show again for his annual visit to discuss Crowbar Press! Scott looks back at the many fine books he published in 2017 and gives us a sneak peak of what’s on the agenda for 2018!
  • Jeff Walton is back this week, to discuss his experience in 1983 when he took over Vince McMahon’s programs & magazines. This conversation gives some insight into exactly what Vince was planning as his national expansion kicked off!

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0:28:40 - Jeff Walton

1:01:11 - Scott Teal

1:47:48 - Dr. D David Schultz

2:28:16 - Don Leo Jonathan

Episode 086:
Nobody Knows
2018-05-10 Scott Cornish Jump aboard the MOTHERSHIP for another packed episode of the only podcast that matters, the 6:05 Superpodcast! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host, wrestling humorist Scott Cornish, for a fun show, featuring:
  • Dr. D David Schultz returns to the show for part three of our talk with him. In this installment, David talks about his final days with the WWF, as well as what exactly happened between him and Mr. T!
  • The Superpodcast Roundtable returns with Jerry Grey & Kurt Brown discussing the Pacific Northwest. Buddy Rose, Roddy Piper, Elton Owen, Billy Jack Haynes, drugs & more are discussed!
  • John Hitchcock returns this week with another installment of Front Row Section D, discussing the 1975 Mid Atlantic U.S. Title Tournament! John also talks about Front Row Section D on tour, which was something that Dusty Rhodes did not want to see on his first night back in WCW!
  • TGBL & Scott discuss the Andre The Giant documentary, how much heat the Dudleys had, old magazine headlines & more! Plus the Top Ten with Hot Dog & Lasto, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Hiccuping Moolah & much more!

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0:21:29 - Top Ten

1:28:30 - Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock

2:08:17 - Superpodcast Pacific Northwest Roundtable

3:18:45 - Dr. D David Schultz part three

Episode 087:
Bow to the King
2018-05-30 Jeff Bowdren THE MOTHERSHIP! The 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with another packed episode! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by the host of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, Jeff Bowdren, for a loaded show, featuring:
  • In The News with Jim Cornette returns, where Jim & TGBL look over classic newspaper articles from wrestling’s past!
  • In a special edition of the Superpodcast Roundtable, Bobby Fulton & Jerry Grey talk about their memories of working together in Mid South & Memphis. We also hear about Bugsy McGraw, Terry Gordy being sued by Buddy Landel, Ohio wrestling history, Buzz Sawyer & more!
  • Roy Lucier returns to the show to discuss his work to preserve the visual history of wrestling, as well as the recently unearthed footage of Spiros Arion’s WWWF heel turn on Bruno Sammartino & Jay Strongbow!
  • In the lights out portion of the program, we have a second Superpodcast Roundtable, this one discussing the 2018 Cauliflower Alley convention with Howard Baum, Kurt Brown & Jayce Naccarato. Find out all about this years get together, in this train wreck of a segment!

Plus, a special appearance by Hot Dog, a new Top Ten contender, a word about Buddha Khan & more!

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0:11:07 - Roy Lucier

0:28:42 - Superpodcast Roundtable with Bobby Fulton & Jerry Grey

1:49:22 - In The News with Jim Cornette

2:44:46 - Cauliflower Alley Roundtable with Kurt Brown, Howard Baum & Jayce Naccarato

Episode 088:
Chinese Democracy
2018-07-23 Howard Baum Just when you thought it was safe, THE MOTHERSHIP has landed! Join The Great Brian Last and co-host Howard Baum for this packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:
  • Wrestling historian & journalist Fumi Saito joins the show again to discuss the early days of Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki. TGBL & Fumi talk about how Baba & Inoki were both hand-picked by Rikidozan, yet had very different experiences. We hear about Toyonobori’s role in history, the formation of Tokyo Pro Wrestling, the Baba & Inoki tag tea, the eventual formation of All Japan and New Japan & more!
  • Jeff Walton returns to discuss some of the men who held the WWA World Title in the 1960’s. Once considered one of wrestling’s major world championships, the Los Angeles based title was worn by some of wrestling’s biggest stars. We hear about Mark Lewin, Pedro Morales, the night Bearcat Wright decided to double cross Fred Blassie & more!
  • Jerry Grey is back, sharing more of his tales from his years on the road. Jerry discusses getting to know Bruiser Brody, and why Brody was concerned in Japan. We also hear some wild & crazy Steve “Dr. Death” Williams stories, Jerry’s thoughts on Grizzly Smith & more!

Plus the Top Ten with Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Hiccuping Moolah & more!

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0:22:22 - Top Ten

1:19:07 - Here & There

1:28:59 - Jerry Grey

2:00:35 - Jeff Walton

2:47:02 - Fumi Saito

Episode 089:
Funnel of Death
2018-08-23 Kurt Brown You never know when the MOTHERSHIP will land, and here it is! The mighty 6:05 Superpodcast has returned! The Great Brian Last is joined by Kurt Brown for this packed episode, featuring:
  • Tim Hornbaker, author of Death Of The Territories, our Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the changing face of wrestling in the 1980’s. We talk about a period of time where the NWA lost all it’s power and Vince McMahon swiftly consolidated the domestic wrestling business. This fun discussion touches on Ole, Verne, Turner, syndication, St. Louis, cable & much more!
  • Jerry Grey returns with more tales of his adventures in and around wrestling. Jerry talks about his time working for New Japan, and why Rick Steiner was rough with wrestlers and fans. Jerry reveals which wrestler successfully had marijuana sent to him in Japan! Plus we also hear another crazy Jake Roberts story!
  • Dan Farren is back to discuss the legendary team of Black Gordman & Great Goliath. Los Angeles fans have always raved about Gordman & Goliath, and Dan will explain why!
  • William Harding, the Sugar Hold Champion, returns to the Superpodcast and gives us an update on his relationship with wrestling since his appearance on the 6:05. The last time William was on the show, he talked about when he met Bob Roop for the Sugar Hold Challenge; this time, we will hear about what happened when William ran into Roop 37 years later!
  • Bobby Fulton joins the show to discuss the late Nikolai Volkoff, sharing the story of the night he wrestled Nikolai and the ring didn’t show up!
  • Plus TGBL & Vandal talk about a Pat Tanaka newspaper story, recent deaths in wrestling & more.

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0:39:24- Bobby Fulton

0:49:40- William Harding

1:18:22 - Dan Farren

1:45:08 - Jerry Grey

2:45:21 - Tim Hornbaker

Episode 90:
American Gladiator Dinner Theater
2018-09-25 Howard Baum The MOTHERSHIP has landed! Join The Great Brian Last & popular co-host Howard Baum for the latest episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:
  • Tim Tyler, the voice of ICW, joins the show to share his stories of working for the Poffos! We hear about how Randy & Angelo secured their tv studio, and what the employees of the station thought of the wrestlers. Tim talks about the interesting manner in which the Poffos paid him, as well as some of the most memorable moments he witnessed from his announce desk!
  • John Lister, author of Have A Good Week… Till Next Week, our Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the history of British wrestling on TV! John talks about how he was able to track down many of England’s legendary wrestlers and get them to open up about their careers. We hear about some of the biggest stars from the original World Of Sport era, as well as what Big Daddy’s place in history is!
  • Broadway Danny Wolf is here to discuss his time around wrestling & roller derby! Danny talks about the wrestling he grew up on in Los Angeles, as well as how he got Memphis wrestling on cable tv! We hear about FNN/Score’s role in Superclash 3, as well as Danny’s memories of Roller Jam on TNN and how ECW & WWE were involved. Lots of roller derby history in this fun segment!
  • Howard & TGBL discuss various topics including the wildness of Dick Slater, the decline of Florida wrestling, if Lex Luger was ever any good, funny Phil Zacko & Pat Patterson quotes & more!

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1:12:40 - Tim Tyler

1:47:25 - John Lister

2:33:33 - Broadway Danny Wolf

Episode 91:
Wandering Around
2018-10-16 Example The MOTHERSHIP has landed! Join The Great Brian Last for a packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:
  • Jim Cornette returns with the popular In The News segment, where we look back at classic wrestling newspaper stories. For this installment, we’re talking Randy Hogan, Buddy Rogers, fights with fans, tax evasion, the Cincinnati Reds & more!
  • Ron Fuller, host of The Studcast, joins the show to share some of his thoughts and memories of wrestling in the Gulf Coast, as well as some thoughts about recent revelations about the Atlanta wrestling war!
  • John Hitchock & his popular Front Row Section D segment return this week, looking at John’s five favorite tag teams, with the usual stories of mischief thrown in!
  • Jerry Grey is back this week to share some tales of his travels with Gary Hart, as well as his memories of when the Grand Wizard came to visit!
  • The annual show trivia contest is it’s usual train wreck! Hear 605’ers compete to win prizes in a horribly unorganized 1980’s trivia debacle.

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1:12:40 - Trivia

1:07:47 - Ron Fuller

1:31:32 - Jerry Grey

1:51:29 - John Hitchcock

2:40:27 - In The News with Jim Cornette

Episode 92:
Lords of the Ring
2018-11-02 Example Call Somebody! The MOTHERSHIP has landed! Join The Great Brian Last for this packed edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, Featuring:
  • Jeff Oddo joins the show to talk about Lords Of The Ring, wrestling’s first commercial home video. Jeff discusses his background and how he ended up at Independent Media working on a wrestling project. We hear all about how the content was gathered for this video, and the producers’ dealings with the WWF, Jim Crockett, Fritz Von Erich and Verne Gagne. We also hear about how London Publishing & Pro Wrestling Illustrated became involved, as well as what happens when you go out drinking with Gordon Solie!
  • Longtime referee Jim Molineaux joins the show to discuss a range of topics, including Joel Goodheart’s TWA, where Jim started out. Jim talks about the friendship he developed with Buddy Rogers, and what happened when Goodhearted folded. We hear about the early days of ECW, as well as Jim’s memories of the night ECW & XPW clashed in Los Angeles!
  • John Hitchcock and Front Row Section D returns this week, with John sharing his memories of Wrestler War ’90 and the fallout from his “We Have Herd Enough!” sign. John also talks about meeting and talking comic books with Jerry Garcia!
  • The late Don Leo Jonathan is remembered this week, as we play some previously unaired audio from earlier in 2018 where Don Leo talks about speaking Yiddish!
  • Pandemonium Theatre debuts, with the Superpodcast beginning it’s series of readings of the Vince McMahon biopic script Pandemonium Inc! It’s as awful as you’ve imagined.

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0:05:44 - Don Leo Jonathan

0:13:39 - John Hitchcock

0:35:22 - Pandemonium Theatre

0:51:50 - Jim Molineaux

1:48:05 - Jeff Oddo

Episode 93:
Selling Cups
2018-11-20 Example THE MOTHERSHIP is here! Join The Great Brian Last for a packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:
  • Peter Birkholz returns to the show to discuss Jose Lothario and his importance to Houston wrestling. Peter talks about what kind of guy Jose was behind the scenes, as well as how Jose helped break Gino Hernandez in and get him over to the hometown fans. Peter also shares his memories about what the Houston office was hearing and thinking in 1972 when the Georgia war broke out, as well as Dory Funk Jr.’s 1973 tractor accident right before he was to drop the NWA title to Jack Brisco!
  • The Tennessee Stud Ron Fuller, host of the Studcast, returns to the show to spend a few minutes talking about Jose Lothario and his memories of when Jose and his wife lived with the Fullers!
  • Jeff Steele joins the show for a fun talk covering a number of topics, centering around Jeff’s time as a ring announcer in Jackson, Mississippi. Jeff recalls when the Culkins broke away from Leroy McGuirk, as well as some of the talent they pushed as stars. Jeff also shares his knowledge about Catsaboulos The Welcher and much more!
  • Al Getz returns to the show this week to discuss his new project, Charting There Territories. Al explains the concept he has come up with, which develops a statistic based on where a wrestler is historically booked on a card. Al talks about the development of SPOT and how he thinks this could be applied in the future to wrestling research!
  • The Golden Boy Jerry Grey is back this week, sharing his memories of Billy Jack Haynes, who he worked with in Florida and Portland. We find out what Jerry thinks about the tales of Billy Jack’s side work in the 1980’s, as well as what happened when a jealous babyface stomped Billy Jack’s hat in the locker room!
  • Pandemonium Theatre returns this week, with a special guest joining the Pandemonium Players!

Plus more!

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0:01:11 - Jerry Grey

0:26:36 - Pandemonium Theatre

0:40:20 - Al Getz on Charting The Territories

1:15:49 - Ron Fuller on Jose Lothario

1:25:22 - Peter Birkholz on Jose Lothario

1:53:12 - Jeff Steele

Co-Hosts and Contributors

Alongside TGBL, the show was co-hosted by David Bixenspan - who also was a co-creator of the 6:05 Superpodcast - through Episode 36. Since Episode 37 there has been a revolving door in the co-host chair, including such co-hosts as:

Scott Cornish, Kurt Brown, John McAdam, Jim Cornette, Bob Barnett, Travis Heckel, Bobby Blaze, Scott Bowden, Mike Mills, Jeff Bowdren, Howard Baum, Jerry Grey, Dan Farren

Former Co-Hosts: Tom Robinson

Notable Show Moments / Topics

"Dick the Bruiser Jr." and the Quest for Liberace's Autograph

Dr. Jerry Graham

Letters to Wrestling Photographers by James Bross Jr.

Loser Leaves Town Rap Battle

Malka's Angry Boyfriend

The Sugar Hold Challenge with William Harding

Superpodcast Loser Leaves Town Battle Royale

Vicious Vincent and Brian's Bar Mitzvah

Segments

Top Ten , Book Of The Week, Dennis Of The Week, Interviews, What If...?, Easter Egg Audio, Classic Audio, Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock, In The News with Jim Cornette, Cornette's Commentaries

Interview Guests

Beau James - Episodes 7, 10

Heath McCoy - Episode 10

Scott Teal - Episodes 12, 13, 62, 68

Ron Skoler - Episodes 17, 18, 20

Bobby Simmons - Episodes 18, 20, 22, 24

John McAdam - Episodes 21, 22, Bobby Heenan,

John Arezzi - Episodes 23, 25, 29, 44

Marc Gullen - Episode 24

Kenny "Starmaker" Bolin - Episode 27

Bob Barnett - Episodes 28, 34, 67

Jammie Ward - Episode 28

Kurt Brown - Episodes 29,

Polish Joe Ciupik - Episodes 29, 30, 31, 73

Bobby Fulton - Episodes 31, 51, 52, 71

Richard Vicek - Episodes 32, 35, 44, Bobby Heenan,

Don Laible - Episodes 33, 34

Jeanie Clark - Episodes 37, 38

Rod Luck - Episode 39

Terry Garvin Simms - Episodes 39, 41, 43

Bertrand Hebert - Episodes 40, 76

Peter Birkholz - Episodes 42, Houston Special

Bobby Blaze - Episode 43, 66

Les Thacther - Episodes 45, 46

Tom Burke - Episodes 45, 47, 55, 56, Houston Special

Jeff Krulik - Episode 45, 47

Dan Farren - Episode 46, 49, 59

Tom Robinson - Episode 47

Jonathan Ashe - Episode 48

Roy Lucier - Episodes 48, 68

Allan Blackstock - Episodes 48, 75, 77, 81

Colt Toombs - Episode 49

Dr. Tom Prichard - Episodes 50, 61, Houston Special

Adrian Street - Episode 52

Franz Harary - Episode 53

"Mystery Guest" on Santo Gold's Blood Circus - Episode 54

Derrick Dukes - Episode 54

Jeff Bowdren - Episode 55, 56

Len Rossi - Episode 55

Ed Lock - Episode 56, 58

Tom Hankins - Episode 57, 58

Otis Gibbs - Episode 59

Austin Idol - Episode 60

"The Grappler" Lynn Denton - Episodes 60, 63, 64, Houston Special

Jeff Walton - Episode 61

William Harding - Episode 62

John Wilsbach - Episode 63

Dolph Ramseur - Episode 63

Marty Goldstein - Episodes 64, 79

Bryan Greenberg - Episode 65

Barry Rose - Episodes 65, 70

John Cosper - Episode 67

Wayne St. Wayne - Episode 68, 69

Dean Silverstone - Episodes 69, 70

Brennan Martin - Episode 69

TGBL's Dad - Episodes 70, 80

Rock Rims - Episode 70

Howard Baum - Episodes 71, 77

Mike Mittman - Episode 72

Rip Rogers - Episode 72

Ron Fuller - Episode 73

Tony Myers - Episodes 73, 74

Brother Midnight / Stan Saxon - Episodes 75, 76

Scott Dickinson - Episode 75

George Schire - Bobby Heenan Special, 77, 82

Bix - Bobby Heenan Special,

Scott Bowden - Bobby Heenan Special

Jon McLamb - Episode 77

Kevin Sullivan - Lance Russell Special, Episodes 77, 78, 82

John Hitchcock - Episodes 78, 79, 81, 83

Dan Severn - Episode 79

Mickey Sherman - Episode 81

"Golden Boy" Jerry Grey - Episode 82

Superuniverse Characters

Akeem Bixenspan Hiccuping Fabulous Moolah Old Lady
Antichristo Hillbilly Jim Brunzell Orgasmic Larry Nelson
Black Scorpion Hobo Brazil The Paper Bag Assassin
Brother Midnight Hot Bruno Papucho
Bulk Denim Hot Dog & Lasto The Patriot
Coleslaw Jim Duggan Impressionist Jim Ross Rasslin' Glen Goza
Cranky Barista Ken Patera Jim Cornette's Answering Machine Reincarnated King Curtis
Dark Journey's Dog Jim Wilson's Dog Robby V
"The 35 Year Old Kid"

Dave Baumcratz

Judo Joe Black Rock 'n' Roll Roy Toy
Demolition Hux & Blast Kevin Santo Gold
Denim Fritz The Kisser Sex Appeal Ronnie Steal

Disappointed Lance Russell

Mad Dog Boyd Sheila the Shooter
Dr. Mike Lano Magic Jordan Slaughtering a Sacred Cow
Dr. X The Magnificent One The Slip House Boys
El Pibe 10 '82 & his Dancing Girls Magnum TA! Stuttering Tommy Rich
El Pibe 10 '83 Malka's Angry Boyfriend Sue the Shooter
Eye of Gibson Marc Gullen Tiny URL Hebner
Fake Stan Lane Marion Crumley The Tom Robinson Medical Update
Godbold Mighty Joe Thunder TRnac the Magnificent
The Great Antonio Misnomer Chris Adams Wee Willie Wilson
The Handsome Boogie Man Nature Goy Ric Flair
The Hangman

(Bruce Pobanz)

The New Buddha Khan
Herb Abrams Oahu McDaniel

Sound Bites

"Hello again friends, and you ARE my friends! Welcome to another edition of 6:05, the Superpodcast - the only podcast on Turner Time: THE MOTHERSHIP! The best wrestling podcast - the ONLY wrestling podcast that matters - CALL SOMEBODY! I am your host, The Great Brian Last "IT'S MEEEEEEEE" - the hardest working man in wrestling podcasts - "YAAAAAAAHHH!" "Baby Baby!""

Merchandise

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