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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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)
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.
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.