Episode 49: Stunt Granny

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 our 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 Captain 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 hear John Tolos interviews from 1970 in Los Angeles.  These interviews, which were taped off TV for Bob Barnett, are the only example of Tolos’ amazing work during this period of his career.  Tolos discusses upcoming matches with Fred Blassie, Mil Mascaras and Man Mountain Mike.

– TGBL & 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 & Stuttering Tommy Rich!  CALL SOMEBODY!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:16:11)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:35:56)
  • Here and There (1:53:27)
  • Dan Farren on Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets TV special (2:01:46)
  • John Tolos audio (2:09:22)
  • Lou Albano & Fred Blassie on Philadelphia Radio (2:22:11)
  • Colt Toombs on Roddy Piper book “Rowdy” (3:13:15)

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Episode 48: Old Lady

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 an angry old lady?  You’ll 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 U.S. 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 & Bob talk about a wide range of topics, including Buddy Rose’s paranoia, The Sheik vs. The Jewish Heavyweight Champion, Mark Lewin, Akira Taue, Ricki Starr, Bob’s first observations 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 & Sunnyside Gardens, Bruno Sammartino & Killer Kowalski’s wigs and much more!  Plus, appearances by Impressionist Jim Ross & Stuttering Tommy Rich!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:01:48)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:39:07)
  • Jonathan Ashe on DDP at 2CW (2:04:51)
  • Roy Lucier on 1990’s California Lucha (2:18:52)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Old Lady prank calls (2:41:53)
  • Allan Blackstock on the Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame (3:02:13)

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Episode 47: Only The Day Of

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 & 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 & Scott talk about numerous 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!

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Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:06:10)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:11:50)
  • Here & There (1:19:20)
  • Tom Robinson on J.W. Storm (1:20:24)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Amy Lee (2:02:07)
  • Jeff Krulik on Santo Gold’s Blood Circus (2:24:15)
  • Tom Burke on Wild Bull Curry (2:48:22)

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Episode 46: Under The Bleachers

It’s a special edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, as The Great Brian Last is tired & 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 Herb 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!

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Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:12:26)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:07:19)
  • Here & There (1:16:037)
  • Talking with Tom (1:29:56)
  • Dan Farren on Herb Abrams (1:54:27)
  • Jim Cornette on Chris Colt (2:07:06)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Amy Lee (2:32:07)
  • Les Thatcher on merchandise (3:09:21)

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