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Episode 99: It Is What It Was

Honk Honk! The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it is time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this packed show, featuring:

– Lucha Libre historian Fredo Esparza joins the show to discuss the life & career of Silver King!  We hear about Silver King breaking into Lucha as a part of a famous wrestling family, Los Cowboys with El Texano, being an EMLL star while AAA is on fire, his WCW run, Nacho Libre & more! 

– Chad Austin is here this week to talk about his run in ECW!  We hear about the original plans for his 1994 push, Chad’s memories of other wrestlers from ECW’s early days, as well as the infamous New Jack incident!  Chad also talks about how he broke into the business, the influence of Eddie Gilbert on his in-ring style, the 1990’s Maryland independent scene, tape trading & more!

– Scott Teal is back with our annual State Of Crowbar Press segment!  We hear about all the books Scott has recently published, as well as what is on the docket for the rest of the year!  Scott also talks about his involvement with the Cauliflower Alley Club and this year’s CAC convention!

– Roman Gomez shares the crazy story of Marti Funk defacing his autographed Dory Funk Jr. card!  Roman goes through all the details of this now notorious incident!  We also hear about what it was like growing up as a fan in Las Vegas!

– We have more classic audio this week from Philadelphia radio, with Captain Lou Albano & Don Muraco appearing on Rod Luck’s radio show on April 26, 1983!

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Book Of The Week:
The Annotated Fall Guys by Marcus Griffin & Annotated by Scott Teal & Steve Yohe

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Time Stamps:

  • Roman Gomez (0:24:19)
  • Scott Teal (0:52:53)
  • Lous Albano & Don Muraco on Philadelphia radio (1:42:20)
  • Chad Austin (2:30:45)
  • Fredo Esparza on Silver King (3:25:20)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 98: Atomic Dog

Surprise Surprise Surprise!  The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it’s time for another super sized episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last for this extravaganza, featuring:

– Jody Simon, aka Joe Malenko, joins the show to talk about the tribute he spearheaded for the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa!  We also talk Knoxville, Karl Gotch, Eddie Graham, workouts with fans, and, of course, his father, the Great Malenko!

– Cowboy Scott Casey is here this week to discuss his career & his new book, our Book Of The Week, One Last Ride: The Tale Of Cowboy Scott Casey!  We talk Blood Circus, Wahoo McDaniel, Eddie Mansfield, Southwest Wrestling, The Funks, Jim Barnett & more!  Plus, Scott answers the question as to whether or not he left wrestling to become a gigolo!

– Ricardo Coleman joins us to discuss the rise & fall of the Junkyard Dog & Mid South Wrestling in New Orleans!

– Mike Mills returns to the show to discuss the wrestling career of high school football legend Marcus Dupree!

– From April 1983, we hear classic audio of Buddy Rogers & Rocky Johnson on Philadelphia radio with Rod Luck!

– Plus Scott Cornish, Howard Baum, Mike Sempervive, Jerry Grey, a crazy Jim Duggan promo, Kal Rudman talk, an analysis of Jimmy Snuka’s psychobabble, Marti Funk hijinks, thoughts on Hannibal & more!

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Book Of The Week:
One Last Ride: The Tale Of Cowboy Scott Casey by Cowboy Scott Casey

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Time Stamps:

  • Scott Cornish & Howard Baum (0:00:30)
  • Mike Mills on Marcus Dupree (0:34:46)
  • Mike Sempervive (0:52:01)
  • Ricardo Coleman on Junkyard Dog (1:16:30)
  • Jerry Grey (1:54:22)
  • Buddy Rogers & Rocky Johnson on Philadelphia radio (2:08:40)
  • Cowboy Scott Casey (2:45:43)
  • Jody Simon (3:40:13)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 97: Revenge Of The Nerds

The MOTHERSHIP has touched down again with a super packed episode of the only podcast that matters, the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last and, making his debut in the co-host chair, Jim Valley for this supersize episode, featuring:

– Les Thatcher returns to the show to discuss the Knoxville wrestling war!  Les talks about what his witnessed and what his thoughts are today when looking back on the destructive craziness of 1979!  Les also shares his thoughts about the Georgia wrestling war of 1972, working for Jim Crockett Sr., Roy & Ray Shire & more!  Plus Les discusses the Wrestling Cousins, his grouping with Dennis Hall and Roger Kirby!

– Jerry Grey is back this week discussing various topics, including Bob Roop, Mark Ragin, The Destroyer, Jake Roberts & more!

– Mike O’Gorman, who was masterful as Andre The Giant in Pandemonium Theatre, joins the show to discuss the origin of his amazing impression!

– We present classic audio from 1964 in Los Angeles, featuring The Destroyer, The Ripper (Rip Hawk), Dick The Bruiser, Dick Lane, Regis Philbin & The Torres Brothers!

– TGBL & Jim discuss various topics, including Jim’s recent travels to Japan & Mexico, Jim’s stunning interview with Toni Rae Borne, Cauliflower Alley, wrestling in the Pacific Northwest & much more!  Plus The Top Ten, Lou Kipilman & more!

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Book Of The Week:
Professional Wrestling In The Pacific Northwest by Steve Verrier

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:48:46)
  • Here & There (2:01:11)
  • Mike O’Gorman (2:09:38)
  • Jerry Grey (2:27:38)
  • Classic Audio from 1964 Los Angeles (3:03:35)
  • Les Thatcher (3:38:49)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 95: House Doctor

The MOTHERSHIP has landed, and that means it is time for the latest episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last for this packed episode, featuring:

– Ross Hart joins the show to discuss the Dynamite Kid’s legacy in Calgary.  Ross talks about the arrival of Tom Billington and how it changed the way Stu Hart thought of light heavyweight wrestlers.  We hear about the impact of Dynamite on Stampede, as well how & why Dynamite turned heel for the first time.  We discuss the British Bulldogs & the period of time when the Bulldogs walked out of the WWF & signed with All Japan.  Ross also goes into detail about what it was like when Dynamite returned to Calgary as the booker, as well as the physical toll wrestling took on him!

– Wrestling historian George Schire returns to discuss the life & career of Larry Hennig.  We hear about Larry’s entire career in the AWA, including his on-camera & off-camera rivalry with Verne Gagne, his teaming with Harley Race, the introduction of “The Axe,” his babyface turn, his relationship with his son Curt & much more!  George also shares his stories of personal interactions with Larry!

– Todd Loyd joins the show to discuss growing up a wrestling fan in Nashville, as well as the unique experience his fandom led him to: starring in Ernest Goes To Camp!

– Ron Fuller stops by to discuss the recently unearthed audio of the Knoxville Five (Bob Roop, Ronnie Garvin, Ron Wright, Boris Malenko & Bob Orton Jr.) exposing the business in 1979 at the height of the Knoxville wrestling war!  After getting the Tennessee Stud’s thoughts, we hear this stunning audio!

– Jerry Grey, The Golden Boy, returns this week to talk about several topics, including Eddie Graham’s payoffs, Dusty leaving for Crockett, smuggling drugs on Crockett’s plane, wrestling in a stadium, Jake Roberts & more!

– Our pal Kurt Brown is back this week to discuss his memories of discovering the Dynamite Kid in 1983 and the impact Dynamite had on smart fans & tape traders, as well as his impact on junior heavyweight wrestlers, which is still being felt today.  Kurt also shares some thoughts on the recent passing of Wayne St. Wayne.

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Book Of The Week:
Memoirs Of A Mad Man by Mad Man Pondo & John Cosper
George South Record Book by George South & Jason Freeman
Asheville Wrestling 1930 – 1973 by Jason Freeman

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Time Stamps:

  • Jerry Grey (0:01:30)
  • George Schire on Larry Hennig (0:38:38)
  • Kurt Brown on Wayne St. Wayne & Dynamite Kid (1:31:19)
  • Todd Loyd (2:04:26)
  • Ron Fuller & audio of the Knoxville Five (2:49:23)
  • Ross Hart on Dynamite Kid in Calgary (3:19:48)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

“Mean” Gene Okerlund Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the life and career of the “Mean” Gene Okerlund!

Time Stamps:

  • Miriam Linna  (0:01:23)
  • George Schire (0:12:35)
  • Dr. D David Schultz (1:00:48)
  • Honky Tonk Man (1:24:36)
  • Scott Dickinson (1:42:07)
  • Polish Joe Ciupik (1:54:50)

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 81: Squeegee

As cries of “The Mothership!” ring out over the land, the 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with another packed show!  The Great Brian Last is joined by John McAdam, making his return to the co-host chair, for this edition of The Only Podcast That Matters, featuring:

– Defense attorney Mickey Sherman joins the show to discuss defending the Iron Sheik after a 1985 incident at a gas station.  Mickey explains what happened and the unique approach he took to ensure his client was seen by the court in a good light.  We also hear Mickey’s memories about the Iron Sheik’s 1987 arrest with Jim Duggan, where he once again defended the former WWF Champion.   We play classic audio from the 1985 promos Mickey filmed for the court, featuring Lou Albano, Bobby Heenan, Fred Blassie, Cyndi Lauper & Gene Okerlund!

– John Hitchcock returns this week with another installment of Front Row Section D!  John’s story this week concerns the final event WCW ran in Greensboro, the night of the squeegee!  John explains the original squeegee incident and how it inspired him to create something special for this event.  As always with Hitch, this is a fun ride!

– We have another edition of the popular “What If?” segment with TGBL & David Bixenspan!  Topics discussed include Gino Hernandez, Antonio Inoki, Continental, Jerry Lawler, Dusty Rhodes, Dynamite Kid & more!

– Allan Blackstock returns this week to once again give his opinion on a controversial topic, as he explains why he thinks Bruiser Brody is overrated!

– John McAdam presents his list of the top ten wrestlers who would have been better than Harley Race as the NWA Champion between 1977 & 1981!  Plus, TGBL & McAdam discuss the Ric Flair 30 For 30, Thunderbolt Patterson, Bruiser Brody, Great American Bash 1991, The Horsemen & more!

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Book Of The Week:

How Can You Defend Those People? by Mickey Sherman

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Time Stamps:

  • Allan Blackstock on Bruiser Brody (1:02:42)
  • “What If?” with David Bixenspan (1:32:12)
  • Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock (2:12:13)
  • Classic Audio of WWF Personalities Talking About The Iron Sheik (2:43:50)
  • Mickey Sherman (2:51:34)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
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You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 66: Baby Baby

The Mothership has landed and it is time for another edition of the only podcast that matters!  This week on the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined again by Tom Robinson for a fun show, featuring:

– The Superpodcast Roundtable debuts with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi discussing Fred Blassie and their Blassie Fan Clubs.  This fun talk gives insight on exactly how Jeff & John each met Blassie and how both of them received permission to run his fan club.  We hear what the fan club scene was like, and what membership included.  This segment also shines a light on what kind of guy Fred Blassie was, and why so many loved him.

– Classic audio from Dennis Coralluzzo’s 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon.  This was the second annual tribute to Eddie, and featured speeches by Bill Watts, Bill Apter, Jim Cornette, Harley Race, Buddy Landel, Tommy Gilbert & more.

– Bobby Blaze joins the show to discuss his recent appearance on the news about a new club operating in his home town.

– TGBL & TR talk about everything from the Wrestle War ’90 rap to Larry Sharpe.  Also, TRnac, the Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, new sound drops & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Richmond 9-5171: A Wrestling Story by Jeff Walton with Scott Walton

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & the May 5th release of David Childers’ new album “Run Skeleton Run.”
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:15:25)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:16:40)
  • Here & There (1:30:17)
  • Bobby Blaze (1:40:21)
  • 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon (1:50:54)
  • Superpodcast Roundtable with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi (2:49:00)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
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You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 49: Stunt Granny

Your weekly fix of the Superpodcast has arrived!  Popular co-host Tom Robinson is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last, for another fun trip on the Mothership!  This week’s show features:

– An extensive interview with Colt Toombs, the son of Roddy Piper.  Colt and his sister Ariel’s book on their father, “Rowdy,” was recently published and is our Book Of The Week.  Colt talks about the process of putting this book together and tracing his father’s story, as well as what Roddy’s intentions were when he started putting this book together.  This fun talk illuminates a Roddy Piper that fans never got to know and explains the origins of the rowdy one!

– Classic audio from October 18, 1983 of Captain Lou Albano and Fred Blassie on Rod Luck’s radio show in Philadelphia.  This show, recorded the day after the famous Jimmy Snuka cage match with Don Muraco and less than a week after the passing of the Grand Wizard, is a fascinating time capsule to the period right before the WWF would aggressively compete against the rest of the wrestling industry.  Callers ask about Hulk Hogan, Crusher Verdu, Ric Flair, the status of the WWF Championship in the magazines and more!

– Dan Farren joins the show again to discuss his appearance as the masked referee on the infamous television special Exposed: Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets.

– As discussed on last week’s show, we get to hear John Tolos interviews from 1970 in Los Angeles.  These interviews, which were taped off TV for Bob Barnett, are the only example of Tolos’ amazing work during this period of his career.  Tolos discusses upcoming matches with Fred Blassie, Mil Mascaras and Man Mountain Mike.

– TGBL & TR talk about a multitude of topics, including Tony Schiavone, Bruno Sammartino, notorious fans, Jushin Liger, Halloween Havoc 1992, Dave Brown, Tom’s hatred of Tony Garea and night out with the Clique and much more!  Plus appearances from Impressionist Jim Ross & Stuttering Tommy Rich!  CALL SOMEBODY!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:16:11)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:35:56)
  • Here and There (1:53:27)
  • Dan Farren on Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets TV special (2:01:46)
  • John Tolos audio (2:09:22)
  • Lou Albano & Fred Blassie on Philadelphia Radio (2:22:11)
  • Colt Toombs on Roddy Piper book “Rowdy” (3:13:15)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.