Episode 35: The Chain Gang

Vacation is over and the Superpodcast is back for with a fresh new episode! This episode includes:

  • A conversation with Richard Vicek, author of the book Bruiser, on the history of the Chicago Wrestling Club, which was run by Verne Gagne, Dick The Brusier & Wilbur Snyder. Richard supplies us with rare audio from some of the biggest archars to ever work in Chicago, including a young Bobby Heenan, Mad Dog Vachon, Dr. X, the Chain Gang and many more.
  • The return of the Top Ten and the listener fantasy booking of Marc Gullen vs. Orgasmic Larry Nelson.
  • More listener questions and “What If” suggestions. We talk about a number of topics, including Harley Race skipping Starrcade ’83, the worst wrestling managers, Billy Jack Haynes and more!

Another packed show, so CALL SOMEBODY!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:00:00)
  • Here and There (0:48:17)
  • Listener Questions (1:16:20)
  • Richard Vicek (2:18:41)

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 34: The Vacation Episode

The 6:05 Superpodcast is back for a special episode, The Vacation Episode, as The Great Brian Last is on holiday in Hawaii. This episode was recorded over a week ago and features:

  • TGBL & Bix go over the history of the Superuniverse. If you are new to the show, this is your chance to find out about the origins of each character.
  • More listener topic and “What If” suggestions/requests.
  • A conversation with Bob Barnett covering a wide range of topics, including his 1994 Eddie Gilbert shoot interview, the AAA/IWC and FMW lucha shows in Los Angeles in the early 1990’s, his friendship with Vampiro and the time he successfully sued Dr. Mike Lano.
  • Part two of our talk with Donny Laible. Donny talks about Killer Kowalski and two of his most famous trainees, Chyna & HHH. We also hear about his friendships with Eddie Gilbert, Big John Studd, Boyd Pierce & Fabulous Kangaroo Al Costello.

All of that and much more, so Call Somebody!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse explained (0:00:00)
  • Listener questions (0:55:21)
  • Bob Barnett (1:28:13)
  • Book of the Week (2:33:23)
  • Don Laible (2:47:13)

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 33: Trans Euro Express

Call Somebody! hinghe Mothership has landed and the Superpodcast is back with another packed episode! Lots of great stuff on the program this week, including:

  • Part one of our conversation with Donny Laible. Having done many things in and around professional wrestling, from being a photographer to being a manager, Donny shares stories of how he first got involved in the wrestling business and what the New York fan scene was like in the 1970’s. We also hear about the inner workings of the wrestling magazines and how well, or not well, they paid photographers. Donny also shares the tale of the frightening incident with an ECW wrestler that made him walk away from the wrestling world.
  • We have the story of Dick The Bruiser’s son’s quest for a Liberace autograph. And when we say “Dick The Bruiser’s son” we mean a complete fraud pretending to be Dick The Bruiser’s son.
  • Another dose of listener questions and “What If” suggestions.

Plus, The Top Ten descends into more mindless (or mindful) wrestling talk than usual, the history of Marc Gullen’s Superuniverse title rein and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Top 10 (0:00:00)
  • Here and There (0:52:38)
  • Listener questions (1:21:04)
  • Book of the Week (2:13:11)
  • Don Laible (2:31:18)

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 32: Medic!

Time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the best wrestling podcast on the planet! Hop aboard the Mothership again this week for a loaded episode featuring:

  • An extensive interview with Richard Vicek, author of the recent Dick The Bruiser biography “Bruiser.” We cover every area of Bruiser’s career, from his early encounters with future wrestling greats to his rapid accession as one of wrestling’s biggest stars. We will talk about Bruiser’s success in Detroit, Chicago and Indianapolis, as well as his partnerships in the promotions that controlled those towns. If you grew up watching Dick The Bruiser, or are someone that has always wanted to know more about him, then you will love this segment.
  • Jim Cornette joins us again to screen a classic IWA squash match with Rip Hawk vs. Billy Jackson. Jim also shares some stories of funny experiences the Midnight Express had with jobbers in the TBS days.
  • The Superpod Rumble is back with some more rhymes. It is as great/awful as the first time we tried this.
  • The Great Brian Last & Bix go over some listener suggestions for topics and “What If” segments.

All of that plus Brian Tramel back again for another Dennis Of The Week, The Superuniverse Top Ten, listener letters, follow ups and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:00:00)
  • Here and There (0:56:27)
  • Dennis Of The Week (1:19:48)
  • The Superpod Rumble (1:24:40)
  • Jim Cornette watches Rip Hawk vs. Billy Jackson (1:33:25)
  • Listener Questions (1:46:12)
  • Richard Vicek (2:28:27)

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 31: That’s Not My Dad

Time for another trip on the Mothership, as the 6:05 Superpodcast is back! Join the best wrestling podcast on the planet for a jam packed show, including:

  • Part Three of our conversation with Polish Joe Ciupik. The long time AWA producer tells us about when Jesse Ventura showed up at the AWA production studios while working for the WWF, the last days of the AWA, the contents of the AWA tape library and more!
  • A talk with Bobby Fulton of The Fantastics about seeing Wild Bull Curry while growing up and later having the opportunity to wrestle him. Bobby also shares his memories of Gypsy Joe.
  • On the topic of Gypsy Joe, Jim Cornette joins the show once again to add his thoughts. Jim also tells us a little about the wrestling history of the Cincinnati Gardens, which was recently sold and is due to be demolished.
  • Brian Tramel is back for another Dennis Of The Week, sharing stories about the origin of the “Piss Boys” and the time Dennis Coralluzzo commandeered a Domino’s Pizza delivery car.

All of that plus an update on Jerry Brown’s confrontation with Bill Watts, more Wild Bull Curry stories, a Superuniverse Superpod Rumble rap and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:00:00)
  • Here and There (0:40:37)
  • Dennis Of The Week (1:08:55)
  • “Wild” Bull Curry stories (1:14:46)
  • Bobby Fulton (1:22:22)
  • Jim Cornette (1:58:42)
  • Hulk Hogan “What If?: follow-up: Austin Idol as 1984 Hulk Hogan (2:35:36)
  • Polish Joe (2:45:55)

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 30: Lady Of The Morning

The Superpodcast is back for another exciting week of action. Topics this week include:

  • Part Two of our talk with AWA producer Polish Joe Ciupik, discussing Wally Karbo, an infamous Midnight Rockers promo incident, his relationship with Verne Gagne, Superclash III, the Team Challenge Series, Eric Bischoff, the story of the AWA’s talks with WGN & Hulk Hogan and much more!
  • A fun talk with Kurt Brown about Los Angeles wrestling in the early 1980’s. We hear stories about The Monster, Ox Baker & Enforcer Luciano, Gordman & Goliath, a locker room brawl between the Guerreros and Timothy Flowers and, of course, a Dr. Mike Lano story. Kurt also joins us earlier in the show to discuss the ugliness of Jerry Brown.
  • For the Dennis Of The Week we are joined by former newsletter writer and tape trader Brian Tramel.
  • The return of our popular “What if” segment with: What If Hulk Hogan hadn’t left the AWA?

Also, Bruce Hart in our Homophobia Of The Week, more on Wild Bull Curry, The Top Ten, listener fantasy booking, 6:05 signs at shows and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis Of The Week (1:44:23)
  • Kurt Brown (2:00:15)
  • What If? (2:38:23)
  • “Polish” Joe Ciupik part 2 (3:06:17)

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 29: Bulk Denim

It’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the MOTHERSHIP! Included in this week’s show:

  • Part one of a conversation with longtime AWA producer Polish Joe Ciupik. We discuss a number of topics, including the Wrestlerock Rumble, Ray Stevens, AWA Superstars, talking with The Crusher, ESPN and, of course, working with Larry Nelson!
  • We talk with John Arezzi about his experience taking photographs at ringside on the day that Muhammad Ali had his confrontation with Gorilla Monsoon in 1976.
  • A discussion about the recently unearthed match between Wild Bull Curry and Johnny Valentine from 1969 in Houston.
  • Longtime wrestling photographer & writer Don Laible shares a Dennis Coralluzzo story for the Dennis Of The Week.

Also, the Superuniverse Top Ten, follow ups, more on the 1993 Sam Muchnick roast, the homophobia of the week and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (1:22:41)
  • Johnny Valentine vs. Bull Curry (1:28:39)
  • John Arezzi on Muhammad Ali vs. Gorilla Monsoon (2:09:42)
  • “Polish” Joe Ciupik (2:49:31)

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 28: Cherry Bombs In Toilets

The only podcast on Turner Time, the 6:05 Superpodcast, is back with another packed episode! This week’s edition includes:

  • A conversation with Bob Barnett, with him talking about seeing Rocca, Valentine & The Grahams as a kid, his lone childhood interaction with a young Vince McMahon, his multiple experiences seeing The Sheik live, John Tolos and wrestling at the Olympic Auditorium, Dr. Mike Lano’s escapade at Louie Spicolli’s funeral and much more!
  • A talk with Jammie Ward, discussing how he got involved with tape trading and newsletter writing in the early 1980’s. We’ll talk about what the scene was like and tape traders found each other.
  • More on Glen Goza and his hit song RASSLIN’! We play an amazing botched lyric from a live performance and read a story about how Glen got involved with the Von Erich family.

Also, we cover the death notice for the Fake Stan Lane, The Superuniverse Top Ten & fantasy booking, 1-900 Hot Bruno, Listener follow ups, the Homophobia Of The Week and a special Dennis Of The Week where we ask for your help. All of that and much, much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Glen Goza updates (1:15:44)
  • Jammie Ward (1:41:27)
  • Bob Barnett (2:31:14)

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 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.