Episode 27: The Kamala Family

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 & 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 his first VCR and taping Jerry Lawler matches in a department store
  • The urban legend of wiring a phone line to a TV and dialing up TV channels from anywhere
  • The creator of the five star rating system, newsletter writer Norman “Weasel” Dooley
  • How Kenny’s friendship with Jim Cornette started
  • Going to McDonalds 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 & Tracy Smothers with the Homophobia Of The Week and much more! Plus, major updates on Santo Gold & Blood Circus, Glen Goza and an alternate version of RASSLIN’! A packed show!

Books of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis Of The Week (1:36:32)
  • Wrestling Families Part 2 (1:43:14)
  • Kenny Bolin interview (2:44:44)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.

Episode 26: Cornette & Bolin

Jim Cornette returns to the Mothership, as he joins The Great Brian Last & David Bixenspan for another fun 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 with
  • 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 & Bix – The Patriot vs. Koko Ware and Ken Patera vs. Judo Joe Black

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

Kenny “Starmaker” Bolin joins 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!

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis Of The Week (1:20:29)
  • Corny watches The Patriot & Judo Joe Black (2:11:44)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.

Episode 25: Goin’ To Rasslin’

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 Weldon T. Johnson as our Book of the Week. (US: Kindle & physical copy)

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (1:09:02)
  • Wrestling Families (1:36:50)
  • John Arezzi (2:38:09)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.

Episode 24: House Of Gullen

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

Time Stamps:

  • Marc Gullen (0:59:05)
  • Bobby Simmons (2:39:37)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.