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Episode 102: Striking The Gong

The Mothership has landed! It’s time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown for another packed episode, featuring:

– Jeff Oddo returns to the show with the story of Ringmasters: The Great American Bash! Find out how the Dusty Rhodes’ 1985 supercard found it’s way onto VHS! Jeff shares the story of how Crockett Promotions got involved with this project, as well as the meeting with Dusty where the Bash concept was spelled out! Jeff also talks about doing public relations for the NWA when they first came to Philadelphia, including taking Sgt. Slaughter on a publicity tour & more!

– Scott Teal is back this week with our conversation about Soulman: the Rocky Johnson biography. Find out how Scott got involved with this project and the process he undertook to put together this book! Hear why things fell apart between Scott & Rocky after Scott wrote the book, as well as who may have been behind some of the problems! Learn who really wrote Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s foreword to the book! Plus Scott talks about his future plans & more!

– Greg Oliver joins the show to discuss his involvement with the Soulman book project and why he ended up not writing the book! Greg lays out the chain of events which saw him take on the project, sign a contract to write the book, and then no longer be on the project!

– Al Getz returns to discuss his Charting The Territories project & site! Al goes into detail about the travels and research he has been doing, honing in on the McGuirk & Watts territories!  Al also talks about a new statistic he has developed and how it can be applied to wrestling research! We look at the Midnight Express and Magnum T.A. in 1984 as Al explains his SPOT & FEUD stats!

– From April 6, 1968, we have classic audio from 50th State Wrestling in Hawaii! Hosted by Ed Francis & Lord James Blears, we hear a live studio demo from Jim Hady, as well as promos from Peter Maivia, The Missing Link (Pampero Firpo), Jerry London, Ripper Collins, Curtis “The Bull” Iaukea, Handsome Johnny Barend, Pat Sherry & Joyce Grable and Bette Boucher & The Fabulous Moolah! Plus Hady & The Link receive new belts for being the NWA Hawaiian Tag Team Champions!

– We have some outtakes from the recordings of Kentucky Fried Rasslin, where the late Scott Bowden & TGBL struggle to get through the opening segments!

– Plus TGBL & Kurt look at Calgary wrestling rules & regulations and much more!

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Book Of The Week:
The books of Crowbar Press
The books of Greg Oliver

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Time Stamps:

  • Al Getz on Charting The Territories (0:37:54)
  • 50th State Wrestling audio from April 6, 1968 (1:35:18)
  • Scott Teal (2:22:53)
  • Greg Oliver (2:49:21)
  • Jeff Oddo (3:20:14)
  • Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ outtakes (4:29:44)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Remembering Scott Bowden

The 6:05 Superpodcast remembers Scott Bowden, looking back on some of his memorable moments on the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network!

Time Stamps:

  • Scott on Austin Idol Live (0:03:19)
  • Scott & Jim Cornette on Mil Mascaras (1:12:429)
  • Scott & Jerry Jarrett on Mil Mascaras (1:55:28)
  • Scott Meets Mil Mascaras (2:29:27)
  • Scott on Ron Fuller’s Super Studcast (3:23:23)

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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Pampero Firpo Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the life and career of the legendary Pampero Firpo!

Time Stamps:

  • Mary Fries (0:02:32)
  • Flying Fred Curry (1:14:46)
  • Bill Atkinson (1:28:16)
  • Classic Hawaii Audio (1:49:26)
  • Fumi Saito (2:00:36)
  • Dave Burzynski (2:23:13)
  • John Arezzi (2:57:58)
  • Classic WWWF Audio (3:03:15)
  • Jeff Walton (3:07:46)

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 101: Burlesque

The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it is time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast! Join The Great Brian Last for this episode, featuring:

– Scott Teal joins the shows to discuss his time on the Cauliflower Alley Club’s executive board. As Executive Vice President of the CAC, Scott experienced the good and the bad of the organization, leading to his eventual resignation. Find out what happened and why Scott won’t be returning to the annual Vegas convention & reunion!

– Hustler Rip Rogers returns to discuss the late Izzy Slapowitz. Rip remembers when they first met while working for the Culkins and how they met up again in ICW, and talks about the inner workings of the Poffo’s ICW In telling the story of Izzy!

– Roger Smith is back on the show to remember his tag partner Randy Colley. From teaming as Assassins to the development of the Demolition gimmick, and from Pensacola to Memphis, Roger shares his memories of his friend!

– Howard Baum is back this week, sharing his thoughts on modern wrestling!  Plus TGBL & Howard review the recently unearthed autobiography of The Hangman!

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Book Of The Week:
The books of Crowbar Press

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Time Stamps:

  • Howard Baum (0:01:16)
  • Roger Smith (1:14:15)
  • Rip Rogers (1:29:57)
  • Scott Teal (2:10:35)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

2019 Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Special, Part Two

The 6:05 Superpodcast looks at the 2019 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame ballot & inductees with Part Two of this special episode, featuring several roundtable discussions with voters discussing their ballots with The Great Brian Last!

Time Stamps:

  • Mike Sempervive & Pete Lederberg & Steve Ogilvie (0:01:28)
  • Jeff Bowdren & Kurt Brown & Allan Blackstock (1:19:09)

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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

2019 Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Special, Part One

The 6:05 Superpodcast looks at the 2019 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame ballot & inductees with Part One of this special episode, featuring several roundtable discussions with voters discussing their ballots with The Great Brian Last!

Time Stamps:

  • Jim Cornette & Scott Teal (0:03:49)
  • Dan Farren & Marty Goldstein (1:11:19)
  • Fredo Esparza & Roy Lucier (2:41:33)

*Part Two debuts Tomorrow Night!  Guests include Mike Sempervive, Steve Ogilvie, Pete Lederberg, Jeff Bowdren, Kurt Brown & Allan Blackstock!

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 100: Part Two

The MOTHERSHIP returns with Part Two of Episode 100 of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last for this spectacular, featuring:

– Sean Waltman joins the show to discuss his early years in the wrestling business!  Sean talks about growing up as a fan of Championship Wrestling from Florida, working on the ring crew, and training with The Great Malenko!  We also hear how Sean ended up in Minnesota, his early career breaks as the Lightning Kid, his ill-fated match with Bill Wilcox, memories of Dennis Coralluzzo and more!

– Japan’s leading historian, Fumi Saito, returns to the show for another of our popular segments looking at the history of Japanese pro wrestling!  This time we tackle the early 1980’s, when talent is jumping & scandal is brewing!  We talk Tiger Mask, the popularity of Terry Funk, Hulk Hogan’s rise, the defection of Akira Maeda and the UWF & more!

– Mike O’Hara joins the show to discuss his years in and around the wrestling business!  Mike talks about discovering the IWA on New York television, meeting Hulk Hogan and starting his fan club, the WFIA, Mike Bellew & Wrestling Eye magazine, Vega International’s New York events, Chick Donovan, New Wave Wrestling & more!

– Vandal Drummond himself, Kurt Brown returns to talk Dr. Jerry Graham!

– Golden Boy Jerry Grey is back with a medical update , as well as to share some wild stories about Kendo Nagasaki & Keiji Muto and riding with Dennis Condrey!

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Book Of The Week:
They Call Me Booker! by Jeff Bowdren

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Time Stamps:

  • Fumi Saito (0:01:127)
  • Jerry Grey (1:15:24)
  • Mike O’Hara (1:42:51)
  • Kurt Brown (2:53:06)
  • Sean Waltman (3:09:29)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

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Episode 100: Part One

The MOTHERSHIP has landed!  Celebrate four years of the 6:05 Superpodcast with Part One of Episode 100!  Join The Great Brian Last for this packed extravaganza, featuring:

– The Top Ten & In The News with Jim Cornette!

– Historian George Schire returns to reveal the real origin story of the AWA World Championship, putting to rest the debate about who was the first champion!

– An update on the search for Yomamba The Jungle Savage with listeners Ed Demko & Stephen Javorsky!

– Jeff Bowdren is back to talk about his run in the Observer as Bowdren The Booker, which is the subject of his latest book, our Book Of The Week, They Call Me Booker!

– Messages left on the Superpodcast Hotline!

– Plus TGBL & Jim talk collecting & much more!

*Part Two debuts Tomorrow Night!  Guests include Sean Waltman, Mike O’Hara, Fumi Saito, Jerry Grey & Kurt Brown!

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Book Of The Week:
They Call Me Booker! by Jeff Bowdren

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Time Stamps:

  • The Top Ten (0:14:11)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (1:20:20)
  • Yomamaba Update with Ed Demko & Stephen Javorsky (1:57:52)
  • George Schire (2:15:54)
  • Book Of The Week with Jeff Bowdren (2:43:55)
  • Superpodcast Hotline Messages (3:09:59)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Holiday Special: Labor Day Star Wars 2019

It’s time for another 6:05 Superpodcast Star Wars special – Labor Day Star Wars 2019!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

Minimal Edits! 

As always, Thank You to all the 605’ers for your continued support of the MOTHERSHIP!

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Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Harley Race Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the life and career of the legendary Harley Race!  

Time Stamps:

  • George Schire (0:02:46)
  • Jim Cornette (0:41:53)
  • Tom Hankins (0:49:06)
  • Les Thatcher (0:59:49)
  • Ron Fuller (1:23:05)
  • Tommy Rich (1:35:11)
  • Scott Bowden (1:40:58)
  • John Hitchcock (2:10:18)
  • Len Denton (2:15:46)
  • Mike Sempervive (2:23:42)
  • John McAdam (2:39:54)

*Special Thanks to Lou Kipilman & Jayce Naccarato for their help in the production of this episode!

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

*****

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network