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)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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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:

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 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.