Episode 40: Slugging Other Fans

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 Hebert, 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 relationships with Sylvain Grenier & 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 & Kurt get lost in various topics including going to shows with Dave Meltzer, Misawa 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!

Book of the Week:
Accepted: How The First Gay Superstar Changed WWE by Pat Patterson & Bertrand Hebert

Time Stamps:
– Top Ten (0:02:42)
– Fantasy Booking (1:40:12)
– Here and There (1:47:46)
– Jim Cornette (2:30:31)
– Book Of The Week with Bertrand Hebert (2:55:07)

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Episode 39: Pizza Or A Girl

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 wresting.  Rod wrestled Billy Robinson, refereed for the AWA and did a regular 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.

Book of the Week:
“Wrestling With The Truth” by Bruno Lauer

Time Stamps:

Superuniverse Top Ten (0:01:26)
Fantasy Booking (0:48:26)
Here & There (0:54:19)
Dennis Of The Week (1:04:52)
Rod Luck (1:49:14)
Gorilla Monsoon on the radio (2:16:55)
Book Of The Week (2:51:36)
Terry Garvin Simms (3:06:12)

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Episode 38: Numero Uno

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!

Book of the Week:
“’Through The Shattered Glass’” by Jeanie Clark

Time Stamps:

– Superuniverse Top Ten (0:09:30)

– Here And There (1:26:04)

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

– Discussion (2:24:09)

– Jeanie Clarke (2:26:52)

 

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Episode 37: Sheila The Shooter

 

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 Daddy, her relationship with Billy Jack Haynes, being Gino Hernandez’s neighbor and her memories of the day he died.  We also hear about how Jeanie became involved in the famous feud with Chris & 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 Coralluzzo, 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!

Book of the Week:
“’Through The Shattered Glass’” by Jeanie Clarke

Time Stamps:

– Superuniverse Top 10 (0:11:30)
– Sheila The Shooter (0:13:30)
– Jim Cornette (1:48:18)
– Dan Severn / Dennis Of the Week (2:18:16)
– Jeanie Clarke (2:43:40)

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