Episode 42: Cornette The Co-host

Jim Cornette is back again, this time as co-host, joining The Great Brian Last for a ride on the Mothership!  Tons of classic wrestling talk & craziness on this episode, including:

– An extensive talk with Peter Birkholz, longtime commentator and promoter for Houston wrestling.  This fascinating discussion covers the biggest names to wrestle in Houston, from Whiskers Savage to Wild Bull Curry, from Gino Hernandez to the Junkyard Dog.  Plus, Peter shares the inside stories of Houston’s dealings with the NWA, the Dallas booking office, Southwest Championship Wrestling, Mid South Wrestling and Vince McMahon.  Peter also talks about his uncle, famed wrestling promoter Paul Boesch.

– A wild Top Ten, hitting on everything from Capital Combat ’90: The Return Of Robocop to The Hangman’s IMDB page.  Other topics include Gordon Scozzari’s 1991 AWF taping, the time Ole Anderson wanted Jim to run around the ring with a pumpkin on his head, Dr. Mike Lano’s writing, if Lex Luger should have won the world title at Wrestle War ’90 and much more!

– TGBL & Jim do a new reading of the story that launched Sue The Shooter, Confessions Of A Ring Rat!

– A discussion about some of the remaining Holy Grails of wrestling footage.

All of that and much more, so CALL SOMEBODY!

Book of the Week:
When Wrestling Was Rasslin’ by Peter Birkholz  (Kindle)

Time Stamps:
– Top Ten (0:07:17)
– Fantasy Booking (1:25:27)
– Here and There (1:35:50)
– Dennis Of The Week (1:52:11)
– Book Of The Week (2:08:12)
– Peter Birkholz (2:15:25)

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Episode 41: Conversation Over

The Superpodcast is back with a wild episode, as The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host Tom Robinson have a few beers and let loose for some fun classic wrestling talk.  This week’s show features:

– Part two of our talk with Terry Garvin Simms.  This time we discuss Terry’s time working in Dallas for World Class & the USWA.  Terry shares his thoughts on Eric Embry as a booker, Chris Adams inside and outside the ring and Gary Hart & his razor blade.  Stories about the hijinks of Buddy Roberts are certain to entertain.  We also hear about Terry’s friendship with the Von Erichs, including the last conversation he had with Kerry the day before he took his own life.   

– TGBL & Tom discuss many topics, in the midst of the Top Ten and during the rest of the show, including Jim Ross’ bad impressions, Jim Neidhart’s destruction of cameras, Bobby Fulton’s least favorite word, Derek Domino’s teenage run-in during a live Piper’s Pit, Buddy Landel, Joel Goodheart, Terry Funk, as well as Tom’s recent unpleasant confrontation with Ric Flair.

Plus, audio of Dennis Coralluzzo & Dr. Mike Lano for the Dennis Of The Week, Tom’s many great voices, the graduates of Robinsdale High School, some clever fantasy booking and much more!  Call Somebody!

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Book of the Week:
The Cowboy And The Cross by Bill Watts & Scott Williams

Time Stamps:
– Top Ten (0:03:24)
– Fantasy Booking (1:27:28)
– Here and There (1:40:54)
– Dennis Of The Week (2:19:44)
– Book Of The Week (2:27:49)
– Terry Garvin Simms (2:33:32)

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Episode 40: Slugging Other Fans

Discretionary listener participation is advised for the following Totally Awesome edition of the Superpodcast.  The Great Brian Last is joined again this week by Kurt Brown for a fun show hitting on tons of topics, including:

– A conversation with Bertrand Hebert, Montreal wrestling historian and co-writer of the new Pat Patterson autobiography Accepted: How The First Gay Superstar Changed WWE.  We talk about the process of working with Pat on this long awaited book and how Bertrand got the gig.  Pat’s longtime relationship with his friend Louie is discussed, as well as why Mad Dog Vachon was so important to them.  Bertrand explains why it was important for Pat to go on the record about various rumors, from his relationships with Sylvain Grenier & HHH to his 1992 resignation.  This extended Book Of The Week segment will give you a great idea of how this book was put together.

– Jim Cornette joins the show again to discuss two squash matches that listeners have been asking about recently, one featuring the Skyscrapers and the other featuring the Midnight Express.  Jim provides commentary for these matches, as well as insight about the Skyscrapers role in 1989 NWA and how enhancement talent would find their ways onto shows.

– This week’s Top Ten is the longest in show history, as TGBL & Kurt get lost in various topics including going to shows with Dave Meltzer, Misawa vs. Tsuruta, Brian punching out another fan, Eric Embry, The Hollywood Blondes babysitting Dr. Jerry Graham, Dave Meltzer hiding from Curt Hennig, the famed mid-day Terry Funk run-in show and much much more!

Plus, old newspaper articles, new sound drops, talk about the passing of Scott Williams and the importance of wrestling historians, a Hangman update and more!

Book of the Week:
Accepted: How The First Gay Superstar Changed WWE by Pat Patterson & Bertrand Hebert

Time Stamps:
– Top Ten (0:02:42)
– Fantasy Booking (1:40:12)
– Here and There (1:47:46)
– Jim Cornette (2:30:31)
– Book Of The Week with Bertrand Hebert (2:55:07)

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Episode 39: Pizza Or A Girl

This week on the Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined again by Scott Cornish for a packed show featuring:

– Part one of a discussion with Terry Garvin Simms.  In this installment, Terry talks about his early days training in Bill Dundee’s wrestling school while being a hairdresser, his friendship with Marc Gullen, How the booking was handled in the Memphis territory, Sid Vicious’ anger, Billy Joe Travis’ craziness and much more, including some clues in the search for Yomamba!

– An interview with veteran broadcaster Rod Luck about his involvement with pro wresting.  Rod wrestled Billy Robinson, refereed for the AWA and did a regular radio show in Philadelphia with WWF cooperation.

– Gorilla Monsoon on Rod Luck’s radio show from March 15, 1983.  Gorilla takes calls and questions from the audience about a number of topics, including Flair vs. Backlund, Bruno Sammartino’s lawsuit and whether David Sammartino is being blackballed,  Larry Zbyszko writing a book, Billy Graham’s age and much more!

– Various old school wrestling topics, including Smokey Mountain Fan Week, Scott meeting Dick The Bruiser, the hilarity of the Hogan/Andre Piper’s Pit, the Southwest manure angle, run-ins with Abdullah The Butcher and more!

Plus, The Superuniverse Top Ten and all the craziness that goes along with that, including a dip into the Lano files and the return of Sheila The Shooter.

Book of the Week:
“Wrestling With The Truth” by Bruno Lauer

Time Stamps:

Superuniverse Top Ten (0:01:26)
Fantasy Booking (0:48:26)
Here & There (0:54:19)
Dennis Of The Week (1:04:52)
Rod Luck (1:49:14)
Gorilla Monsoon on the radio (2:16:55)
Book Of The Week (2:51:36)
Terry Garvin Simms (3:06:12)

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Episode 38: Numero Uno

The Superpodcast is back with another action packed episode, as The Great Brian Last is joined by Kurt Brown, California indie wrestling’s Vandal Drummond, for a fun wrestling talk.  On this week’s show:

– Part two of our conversation with Jeanie Clarke, author of the new book “Through The Shattered Glass.”  Jeanie talks about a number of topics, including the incident that ruined the relationship between Chris Adams & Steve Austin, her short run in WCW as Lady Blossom, what inspired Steve Austin’s 3:16 interview at King Of The Ring, how Vince McMahon treated her and much more.

– Dan Severn returns for another Dennis Of The Week segment.  This week Dan talks about the rib that was played on one of Dennis’ young wrestlers, his locker room confrontation with Dory Funk, his match with Steven Regal and how he would like to see Dennis Coralluzzo remembered.

– TGBL & Kurt talk about a number of wild topics, including Chris Colt, Kurt’s memories of being in the Omni for the Ole Anderson turn on Dusty Rhodes in 1980, Mil Mascaras, Diamond Timothy Flowers, Mike Lano’s tall tales and more!

Book of the Week:
“’Through The Shattered Glass’” by Jeanie Clark

Time Stamps:

– Superuniverse Top Ten (0:09:30)

– Here And There (1:26:04)

– Dennis Of The Week with Dan Severn (2:01:07)

– Discussion (2:24:09)

– Jeanie Clarke (2:26:52)

 

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Episode 37: Sheila The Shooter

 

Time to hop aboard the Mothership once again with an all new episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by friend of the show Scott Cornish for a packed episode featuring:

– Part one of a conversation with Jeanie Clarke, author of this week’s Book Of The Week: Through The Shattered Glass.  Jeanie talks about how she discovered wrestling and first met Chris Adams.  We hear about her and Chris’ time in Los Angeles and Portland, her thoughts on Big Daddy, her relationship with Billy Jack Haynes, being Gino Hernandez’s neighbor and her memories of the day he died.  We also hear about how Jeanie became involved in the famous feud with Chris & Toni Adams in Dallas after being paired with a rookie Steve Austin!

– Jim Cornette joins the show again to share his memories of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who passed away one year ago.  Jim also tells the story of when Ole Anderson turned on Dusty Rhodes in a memorable cage match in the Omni in Atlanta, as he was there that day 36 years ago.

– The Dennis Of The Week, the Superpodcast’s weekly tribute to Dennis Coralluzzo, returns with former NWA Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn. Dan talks about his memories of Dennis, his run as champion, his thoughts on Brock Lesnar, Lou Thesz, Bruno Sammartino and much more!

Plus, we talk the Wrestling Hall Of Fame, Lanny Poffo’s ill-fitting tights, Mad Dog Vachon’s confrontation with the Japanese press, Santo Gold news, as well as an introduction to the sister of Sue The Shooter and so much more!  Call Somebody!

Book of the Week:
“’Through The Shattered Glass’” by Jeanie Clarke

Time Stamps:

– Superuniverse Top 10 (0:11:30)
– Sheila The Shooter (0:13:30)
– Jim Cornette (1:48:18)
– Dan Severn / Dennis Of the Week (2:18:16)
– Jeanie Clarke (2:43:40)

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Episode 36: Sammy’s Fish Box

The 6:05 Superpodcast is back with an all new episode! This week’s show contains:

  • An announcement at the top of the episode about a change in the show moving forward.
  • An extended Top Ten, with fun conversations going in a number of directions.
  • A talk about the notorious tag team the California Hell’s Angels, Ron Dupree & Chris Colt, and their many exploits.
  • The “What If” segment, talking about Terry Funk, Roddy Piper, Andy Kaufman, World Class and more.

Plus follow ups, more on bad managers, listener letters and much more! Call somebody!

Book of the Week:

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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)

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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)

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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)

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