Episode 66: Baby Baby

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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Book Of The Week:

Richmond 9-5171: A Wrestling Story by Jeff Walton with Scott Walton

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & the May 5th release of David Childers’ new album “Run Skeleton Run.”
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:15:25)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:16:40)
  • Here & There (1:30:17)
  • Bobby Blaze (1:40:21)
  • 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon (1:50:54)
  • Superpodcast Roundtable with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi (2:49:00)

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Episode 65: Through The Gift Shop

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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Book Of The Week:

“Woo…Mercy Daddy!” Welcome To My World – The Jimmy Valiant Story by Jimmy Valiant

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & Samantha Crain’s new album “You Had Me At Goodbye.”
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:08:27)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:10:45)
  • Here & There (1:30:20)
  • Dr. Jerry Graham Classic Audio (1:46:58)
  • Barry Rose (2:03:32)
  • Bryan Greenberg (2:57:43)

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Holiday Special: Opening Day Star Wars

It’s Opening Day of the baseball season, an eternal day of optimism and hope!  Seemed like a good reason for another Superpodcast Star Wars special!

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Minimal Edits! 

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Episode 64: Beat Me If You Can

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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Book Of The Week:

The Greatest Wrestling Ever in the History of Nashville
Volume 1 by Scott Teal & Don Luce

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records’ vinyl release of Josh White’s legendary album Josh At Midnight.
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:04:59)
  • Here & There (1:51:39)
  • Marty Goldstein (2:22:49)
  • The Grappler part three (3:19:42)

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Holiday Special: Snow Day Star Wars

Last Manor received a foot of snow this week, which seems like a great reason for another Superpodcast Holiday Star Wars special!

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Bombadil’s new album “Fences”
The album can be purchased at independent record stores, iTunes & other online retailers!
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Episode 63: Bowdren The Booker

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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Book Of The Week:

Breaking Kayfabe: Dinner with the Legends of Wrestling by Jeff Bowdren

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Bombadil’s new album “Fences” on Ramseur Records, which can be purchased at independent record stores, iTunes & other online retailers!
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:20)
  • Dolph Ramseur of Ramseur Records (1:46:52)
  • Here & There (2:02:16)
  • John Wilsbach (2:28:19)
  • Book Of The Week (3:01:12)
  • The Grappler part two (3:18:28)

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Episode 62: Sugar Hold Challenge

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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Book Of The Week:

Wrestling in the Garden – The Battle for New York: Works, Shoots & Double-Crosses by Scott Teal & J. Michael Kenyon

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:07:17)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:05:41)
  • Dr. Jerry Graham Interviewed by Tom Burke (1:34:55)
  • TGBL & Scott on George Steele & Ivan Koloff (1:40:17)
  • Jim Cornette on George Steele & Ivan Koloff (1:54:47)
  • Austin Idol on George Steele & Ivan Koloff (2:09:24)
  • Scott Teal on Crowbar Press (2:31:29)
  • Bob Roop on the Sugar Hold Challenge (3:20:03)
  • William Harding on the Sugar Hold Challenge (3:24:44)

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Episode 61: Dogs Barking

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!

Time Stamps:

  • Dr. Tom Prichard (0:30:06)
  • Jeff Walton (0:52:50)

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Episode 60: International Sand Sculpture

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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Book Of The Week:

Grappler: Memoirs Of A Masked Madman by Lynn “The Grappler” Denton

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:34:38)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:04:51)
  • Here & There (2:21:55)
  • Austin Idol (2:52:18)
  • The Grappler (3:09:13)

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Episode 59: Is That For True?

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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Song Of The Week:

Sputnik Monroe by Otis Gibbs

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:07:06)
  • Here & There (1:25:16)
  • Dan Farren on Bobby Shane (1:56:22)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:26:38)
  • Otis Gibbs on Sputnik Monroe (3:06:48)

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