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!

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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.

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Episode 15: Slip House Boys

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back again for another Superpodcast full of old-school pro wrestling goodness, including:

And so much more, including Brian hearing Chris Von Erich sing for the first time and Rags, Paper and Pins: The Merchandising of Memphis Wrestling by Jim Cornette and Mark James as our book of the week.

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Episode 14: Let’s Go Sailing!

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back in the saddle for a super special, supersized Superpodcast, which covers the following:

  • The main attraction this week, which is the audio of the audio of the 1996 Eddie Gilbert Memorial Show brunch/banquet, with speeches from Dory Funk Jr., Doug Gilbert, an unadvertised Mick Foley, and others. It comes after most of a normal length episode, and runs from the 1:35:37 mark to the 2:33:59 mark of the show. So if you want to jump to that first or save it for later, those are your timestamps.
  • Matches from Kick Ass Wrestling’s 1999 TV taping at a women’s prison finally hitting YouTube starting with Bull Pain vs. The Soultaker (not that Soultaker).
  • The careers of Kerry Von Erich and Eddie Gilbert, who passed away 23 and 21 years ago this week, respectively.
  • Follow-ups including MORE PIBE DIEZ.

And so much more, including Mick Foley’s “Have A Nice Day” as our book of the week.

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Episode 13: Good Psychology, Brother

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back in the saddle for a supersized Superpodcast with another detailed look at the best in old-school pro wrestling, including:

  • Follow-ups on Koko Ware’s jobber destruction including an amusing twist of fate.
  • What if Roddy Piper took Gary Hart’s offer to go to World Class in 1982?
  • An interview with Rik Ratchet about Dennis Coralluzzo and “Iron” Mike Sharpe.
  • Part two of our chat with Scott Teal about his Crowbar Press books as well as his days writing and publishing Slam-O-Gram programs for Nick Gulas. Make sure to use our Amazon link if you’re picking up the Kindle versions!

And so much more, including J.J. Dillon’s “Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls” as our book of the week, Facebook questions, and early pro wrestling hardcore fandom talk.

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Episode 12: Way Ahead of My Brain

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last reemerge for another edition of 6:05 Superpodcast with another thorough dive into the finest in old-school pro wrestling:

  • Brian’s lone encounter with Randy Savage.
  • Daniel Bryan’s retirement in the context of emotional wrestling moments.
  • An amazing old newspaper interview with Jimmy Snuka.
  • Part one chat with Scott Teal about his Crowbar Press books as well as his days writing and publishing Slam-O-Gram programs for Nick Gulas. Make sure to use our Amazon link if you’re picking up the Kindle versions!

And much, MUCH more, including Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling as our book of the week, why Fabulous Moolah is terrible, Beau James returning to contribute his one Dennis Coralluzzo story for Dennis of the Week. Oh, and Koko Ware doing terrible things to a jobber as we watch in slack-jawed amazement. Watch with us!

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Episode 11: Cornette Returns

Jim Cornette, wrestling renaissance man and author of Tuesday Night at the Gardens, rejoins David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last for another edition of 6:05, the Superpodcast, covering a ton of old-school  wrestling topics including:

  • The Poffos’ ICW and seeing Randy Savage when he was the undiscovered best wrestler in the world…plus Jim confirms an urban legend about Savage. No, not that one.
  • Personal memories of Eddie Gilbert from the ’70s through just before Eddie’s passing in 1995.
  • The amazing video of various 1984 WWF personalities pleading with a judge to be lenient to the Iron Sheik and the book that tells the story.
  • STAN LANE’S WIG.
  • How Dennis Coralluzzo and Kenny Bolin became fast friends.

And much, MUCH more, including Jim watching/doing commentary on the video of Rock ‘n’ Roll Roy Toy, which we’ve synced up to the match:

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Episode 10: The Only Scottish Mongolian

It’s a supersized Superpodcast as David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last memorialize the late, great Mongolian Stomper/Archie “The Stomper” Gouldie on top of all of the usual antics:

  • We take a historical look at the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s annual awards.
  • Heath McCoy, the author of Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling, joins us to talk about The Stomper’s legendary runs in Calgary.
  • Beau James returns to discuss the legacy of The Mongolian Stomper in Tennessee and the rest of the south.

And much more, including Dennis of the Week with special guest Al Getz.

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

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Episode 9: We’re Gettin’ Heat

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last set sail on the latest edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast to ruminate on a number of topics including:

And much more, including a different kind of Dennis of the Week covering Dennis Coralluzzo giving a speech to the NWA New Jersey locker room as well as the saga of “Sex Appeal” Ronnie Steele.

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

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Episode 8: Hang In There

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last embark on another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast to ruminate on a number of topics including:

  • The ridiculous history of “pro wrestling legend” The Hangman/Bruce Pobanz.
  • Japanese wrestling magazines in general including some new ones that Bix just got.
  • The amazing tale of the giant pro wrestler who worked as a bodyguard for drug runner Jon Roberts from Cocaine Cowboys and American Desperado.
  • Listener requests.

And much more, including some of The Hangman’s most notable colleagues.

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

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