Part two of our conversation with Ron Skoler about his work promoting the mid-90’s IWC/AAA lucha libre shows, including Vampiro’s one-off appearance as well as the importance of the minis.
Part one of a talk with Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons, covering topics that include the death of Ray Gunkel, the Georgia wrestling war between the NWA & Ann Gunkel Enterprises and Gorilla Watts.
Plus, we talk Chris Candido, The Steiners, Nikita Koloff and much, much more, including the Dennis of the Week!
Two “What If?” topics: Shawn Michaels going to WCW in early 1993 as rumored, and The Bruise Brothers (“Dream Machine” Troy Graham and Porkchop Cash) going to Mid-South as scheduled in early 1984, with special guest Jim Cornette jumping in for a cameo during the latter discussion!
David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back in the saddle for a super special, supersized Superpodcast, which covers the following:
The main attraction this week, which is the audio of the audio of the 1996 Eddie Gilbert Memorial Show brunch/banquet, with speeches from Dory Funk Jr., Doug Gilbert, an unadvertised Mick Foley, and others. It comes after most of a normal length episode, and runs from the 1:35:37 mark to the 2:33:59 mark of the show. So if you want to jump to that first or save it for later, those are your timestamps.
Matches from Kick Ass Wrestling’s 1999 TV taping at a women’s prison finally hitting YouTube starting with Bull Pain vs. The Soultaker (not that Soultaker).
The careers of Kerry Von Erich and Eddie Gilbert, who passed away 23 and 21 years ago this week, respectively.
David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back in the saddle for a supersized Superpodcast with another detailed look at the best in old-school pro wrestling, including:
Follow-ups on Koko Ware’s jobber destruction including an amusing twist of fate.
What if Roddy Piper took Gary Hart’s offer to go to World Class in 1982?
An interview with Rik Ratchet about Dennis Coralluzzo and “Iron” Mike Sharpe.
Part two of our chat with Scott Teal about his Crowbar Press books as well as his days writing and publishing Slam-O-Gram programs for Nick Gulas. Make sure to use our Amazon link if you’re picking up the Kindle versions!
David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last reemerge for another edition of 6:05 Superpodcast with another thorough dive into the finest in old-school pro wrestling:
Brian’s lone encounter with Randy Savage.
Daniel Bryan’s retirement in the context of emotional wrestling moments.
An amazing old newspaper interview with Jimmy Snuka.
Part one chat with Scott Teal about his Crowbar Press books as well as his days writing and publishing Slam-O-Gram programs for Nick Gulas. Make sure to use our Amazon link if you’re picking up the Kindle versions!
And much, MUCH more, including Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling as our book of the week, why Fabulous Moolah is terrible, Beau James returning to contribute his one Dennis Coralluzzo story for Dennis of the Week. Oh, and Koko Ware doing terrible things to a jobber as we watch in slack-jawed amazement. Watch with us!
Jim Cornette, wrestling renaissance man and author of Tuesday Night at the Gardens, rejoins David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last for another edition of 6:05, the Superpodcast, covering a ton of old-school wrestling topics including:
The Poffos’ ICW and seeing Randy Savage when he was the undiscovered best wrestler in the world…plus Jim confirms an urban legend about Savage. No, not that one.
Personal memories of Eddie Gilbert from the ’70s through just before Eddie’s passing in 1995.