Episode 57: Backstage Nazi

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!

CALL SOMEBODY!

Book Of The Week:

The Mat, The Mob & Music! by Tom Hankins

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:26:59)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:43:10)
  • Here & There (1:52:53)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:12:40)
  • Tom Hankins part one (3:05:108)

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Episode 56: Roach Clip

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!

CALL SOMEBODY!

Book Of The Week:

Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts! by Lynne Margulies & Bob Zmuda

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:14:19)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:24:37)
  • Here & There (1:41:45)
  • Dennis Of The Week (1:52:46)
  • Jeff Bowdren (2:00:10)
  • Tom Burke on Dr. Jerry Graham (2:38:32)
  • Ed Lock on Australian Wrestling History (3:20:12)

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Holiday Special: New Year’s Star Wars

Happy New Year!

As we usher in 2017, we here at the Superpodcast present you with another Holiday Star Wars special episode!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

No Plugs!

No Edits! (except for when one guest decides to give another’s phone number out on the air)

THANK YOU to all the 605’ers for making 2016 so special for everyone involved with this show!  2017, here we come!

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Holiday Special: Christmas Star Wars

Season’s Greetings from the 6:05 Superpodcast!

Here is a special surprise holiday show: Christmas Star Wars!

No Top Ten

No Interviews

No Segments

No Time Stamps

No Plugs

No EDITS!

Just The Great Brian Last and several of your favorite Superpodcast co-hosts shooting the breeze!

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Episode 55: Wrestling Prop

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!

Book Of The Week:

Sputnik, Masked Men, & Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling by Ron Hall

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:19:19)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:12:44)
  • Here & There (1:26:45)
  • Santa Brown (1:35:05)
  • TRnac (1:41:34)
  • Jeff Bowdren (1:51:24)
  • Len Rossi (2:31:09)
  • Tom Burke (3:12:26)

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Episode 54: The Tire Incident

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 & SuperClash 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 & 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!

Call Somebody!

Time Stamps:

  • Scott Cornish on Impressionist Jim Ross (0:25:00)
  • TRnac (0:45:00)
  • Mystery Guest on Santo Gold & Blood Circus (1:38:55)
  • Derrick Dukes (2:08:15)

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Episode 53: First Anniversary Show

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 & 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 Coralluzzo joins the show to discuss his father, the late great Dennis Coralluzzo.  TGBL & 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 have a rap battle for Superpodcast supremacy!

Time Stamps:

  • Impressionist Jim Ross vs. Stuttering Tommy Rich (1:31:50)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Marc Coralluzzo (2:04:58)
  • Franz Harary on the Black Scorpion (2:32:49)

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Episode 52: The Invulnerable Head

The Mothership has touched down once again and the 6:05 is here for another episode of classic wrestling conversation & 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 about the origins of Adrian’s Exotic gimmick, his opinion of Bill Dundee & 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 vs. Thunderbolt Patterson, Moondog Mayne vs. Roddy Piper and La Momia vs. 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 & Travis discuss many topics during the Top Ten, mostly centered around Memphis Wrestling!

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

CALL SOMEBODY!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:12:17)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:32:05)
  • Here and There (1:40:20)
  • Bobby Fulton on Dr. Jerry Graham (1:48:33)
  • John Tolos audio (2:08:31)
  • Jim Cornette match commentaries (2:18:07)
  • Adrian Street (2:51:54)

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Episode 51: Talk To The Promoter

The Superpodcast returns with another pier sixer of an episode, as The Great Brian Last is joined by former Smoky 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 Fantastic 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 & 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 & 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!


Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:07:18)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:39:27)
  • Here and There (2:45:34)
  • John Tolos audio (2:56:54)
  • Bobby Fulton (3:15:22)

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Episode 50: The Doctors

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 & 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!

CALL SOMEBODY!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:17:54)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:09:30)
  • Here and There (2:16:00)
  • John Tolos audio (2:30:09)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Sheldon Goldberg (2:37:39)
  • Dr. Tom Prichard (3:03:12)

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