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.

Episode 25: Goin’ To Rasslin’

The 6:05 Superpodcast is back again for another week of classic wrestling fun, including:

  • Brian and Bix’s review of “Lovestruck,” the documentary about Sue Chuter, or as 6:05 listeners would know her, Sue The Shooter.
  • A “Dennis Of The Week” that continues our look at his 1992 run as Kamala’s manager in the USWA.
  • An extended discussion about wrestling families, both real and fake.
  • The second part of our conversation with John Arezzi, discussing his reporting of the WWF sex and steroid scandals on the early 1990’s, being on the panel of the notorious wrestling episode of Donahue, bringing Vince Russo into the wrestling business and forming a short lived partnership with him, promoting international tours under the IWAS banner and more.

Plus, we talk Glen Goza’s R-A-S-S-L-I-N song, a possible Wee Willie Wilson sighting, World Class commentators and much more, including CHOKEHOLD: Pro Wrestling’s Real Mayhem Outside the Ring by Jim Wilson and Weldon T. Johnson as our Book of the Week. (US: Kindle & physical copy)

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (1:09:02)
  • Wrestling Families (1:36:50)
  • John Arezzi (2:38:09)

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 24: House Of Gullen

It’s time for one of the most anticipated episodes of the 6:05 Superpodcast to date! On this week’s show:

  • Marc Gullen, the leader of the House Of Gullen, finally joins us for a conversation about his career in professional wrestling.  We talk about his famed outdoor promos, Yomamba The Jungle Savage, Teijo Khan, teaming with Terry Garvin Simms as Beauty and the Beast, and many other topics.  This interview it totally awesome!
  • The final part of our discussion with Bobby Simmons, Georgia Championship Wrestling referee and office manager, talking about GCW’s “northern tours” to Ohio and Michigan, The Sheik’s role in the expansion, debunking the rumors about Tommy Rich’s NWA Title run, the truth about Jim Wilson, and more.

Plus Brian’s memories of Harry White, a classic Dennis Coralluzzo promo from Memphis as the Dennis Of The Week, the Superuniverse Top Ten, a Mike Lano update, all the usual nonsense and much more, including “Capitol Revolution: The Rise of the McMahon Wrestling Empire” by Tim Hornbaker as our Book of the Week

Time Stamps:

  • Marc Gullen (0:59:05)
  • Bobby Simmons (2:39:37)

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 using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 23: That’s My Shirt!

The 6:05 Superpodcast rides again with another supersized episode of old-school wrestling talk. On this week’s show:

  • Tom Robinson returns for another Dennis Of The Week, talking about Dennis Coralluzzo’s NWA Grandslam shows in 1993 that he worked on and helped promote, as well as the time he was confused for Pat Tanaka during a bar brawl.
  • “What If?” returns as Bix and Brian discuss the prospects of ESPN picking one of the non-AWA promotions that was in the running for their pro wrestling slot in 1985.
  • Part one of our chat with John Arezzi, who discusses Papucho, how he talked his way into working a WWWF TV taping, his early days running the Freddie Blassie Fan Club, his amazing pre-dentistry Mike Lano stories, inventing the modern wrestling fan convention and much more.
  • Audio of a 1988 appearance by Michael Hayes on Dallas radio to promote his concert at the Sportatorium. He also talks about the problems within the Freebirds, where he stands with the Von Erichs and his musical aspirations.

And much more, including “Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks” by “Classy” Freddie Blassie as our Book of the Week.

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis Of The Week (0:42:30)
  • What If? (1:09:20)
  • John Arezzi part 1 (1:43:39)
  • Michael Hayes 1988 radio interview (2:50:43)

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, 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 using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 22: This Is My Loveness

The 6:05 Superpodcast returns for another action packed episode of classic wrestling talk. On this week’s show:

  • A reading of a classic non-sensical Jimmy Snuka interview.
  • A hysterical The Dennis Of The Week, with Tom Robinson returning to tell the story of his adventures with Dennis Coralluzzo and Kenny Bolin.
  • John McAdam returns to discuss the Hall Of Fame credentials of several candidates for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame, as well as tape trading with Dave Meltzer.
  • Part three of our discussion with longtime Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons. In this installment, Bobby shares his thoughts and memories on many of the wrestlers that worked for Georgia Championship Wrestling, including the amazing popularity of Mr. Wrestling II.

And much more, including “I Probably Screwed You Too: The Mostly True Stories of Kenny ‘Starmaker’ Bolin” as our book of the week, which is also available through Kindle Unlimited in addition to a la carte purchase.

To donate to the fund for Joe Doering’s medical expenses, go to his GoFundMe page.

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (0:37:01)
  • John McAdam (0:59:57)
  • Bobby Simmons (1:49:43)

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, 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 using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 21: Nate The F***ing Rat

The 6:05 Superpodcast, The Mothership, is back for episode 21 with lots of classic wrestling talk, including:

  • A break in the case of the Slip House Boys.
  • The Dennis Of The Week, featuring the story of Dennis Coralluzzo meeting Memphis manager Nate The Rat, as told by John McAdam & Jammie Ward.
  • Bix & Brian discuss and play audio from various commercials featuring wrestlers.
  • Part one of an extended conversation with John McAdam. John was a premier tape trader in the late 1980’s and 1990’s and shares stories of the Von Erichs in New England, NWA live events in 1989, his time promoting UCW and much more! A really fun conversation!

And much more, including “Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs: The Untold Story of How Montreal Shaped the World of Wrestling” as our book of the week.

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (0:25:57)
  • Banter (0:44:56)
  • John McAdam (1:42:20)

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, which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime 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 using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode photo courtesy of Jammie Ward.

Episode 20: Bozo Visits The Zoo

The 6:05 Superpodcast, with The Great Brian Last and David Bixenspan, returns with another supersized show including:

  • The top ten members of the Superpodcast Superuniverse. (Will Yomamba come out on top?)
  • Jammie Ward, the former writer of 1980’s newsletter “The Squared Circle,” joins us for the Dennis Of The Week.
  • Discussions about Adrian Adonis’s transformation into the “‘Adorable’ Adrian” gimmick, as well as wrestlers bringing up steroids during promos in the ’80s.
  • Part two of our talk with former Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons, which covers Jim Barnett hiring him through Barnett being forced out of the company.
  • The final part of our talk with IWC promoter Ron Skoler, which includes a discussion of the When Worlds Collide pay-per-view that WCW produced for IWC and AAA.

And much, much more, including “Assassin: The Man Behind The Mask” by Joe Hamilton and Scott Teal as our Book of the Week as well as follow-ups on Michael Hayes, Buzz Sawyer, guns in wrestling, The Sliphouse Boys, Mark Guleen, and Demolition Blast.

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, which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime 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 using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.