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.

Episode 19: Her Name Was Jack Daniel’s

The 6:05 Superpodcast, with David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last, is back this week for another supersized edition including:

  • The audio of an endlessly entertaining Michael Hayes appearance on a Dallas radio show from July of 1984 (time stamp is 2:11:48) after a discussion of Hayes’ career.
  • Our much-anticipated Buzz Sawyer feature, with Jim Cornette telling the story of the night that Dennis Condrey almost shot Buzz, Jason Rudy of Desperate Visions Productions on his time training at Buzz’s wrestling school and listener Will Sweetie on his own encounter with Buzz at the school.
  • Follow-ups on everything that we need to catch up on including Santo Gold, The Sliphouse Boys, Yomamba, guns in wrestling and men named Nikita.

And much, much more, including photographer Lourdes Grobet’s “Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling” as our book of the week.

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. 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 18: Later, Brotherrr

The 6:05 Superpodcast, with The Great Brian Last and David Bixenspan, returns with a supersized edition featuring:

  • What if Ted Turner had financed a national expansion of Mid-South Wrestling in 1985 as he had originally agreed to, plus  Bill Watts’ autobiography as our Book of the Week.
  • The amazing story of Santo Gold and his unreleased alien rasslin’ movie “Blood Circus.” For more on Santo Gold and Blood Circus, check out these links from Infomercial Hell, WFMU, Baltimore or Less, and History’s Dumpster.
  • 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!

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, which doesn’t cost you anything extra. 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 17: Papucho

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back to serve up a supersized Superpodcast of classic pro wrestling fun including:

  • Happy 90th birthday to Lance Russell!
  • A look at Stan Hansen going into the WWE Hall of Fame, including his autobiography as Book of the Week.
  • Part one of our interview with Ron Skoler about his work promoting AAA’s successful ’93-’94 American run under the IWC banner.
  • Part two of Donnie B’s extended shot at appearing in the Dennis of the Week segment.

And much, much more!

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, which doesn’t cost you anything extra. 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 16: This Guy’s Insane

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last activate their Superpodcast superpowers for another week of old-school pro wrestling tomfoolery, including:

  • Five words: Confessions of a Ring Rat.
  • What if The Von Erichs feuded with the Russians who ruined their Olympic hopes?
  • Buzz Sawyer acting normal kind of?
  • The death of legendary wrestler, booker, interviewer, and promoter Lord James Blears. Make sure to check out these amazing old Hawaiian promos and this article on how he survived a World War II siege by a Japanese submarine)
  • Donnie B joining us for an extended edition of Dennis of the Week, which is part one of our two-part chat with him.

And a whole lot more, including Bix relating a story of teenaged internet mischief as well as a look at “Is That Wrestling Fake?” by Ivan Koloff and Scott Teal as our book of the week.

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, which doesn’t cost you anything extra. 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.