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Episode 94: Third Anniversary Show

The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it’s time to celebrate three years of the best wrestling podcast on the planet, the mighty 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last & Jim Cornette or this packed show, featuring:

– Polish Joe Ciupik returns to the show to discuss the recently unearthed AWA Team Challenge Series pilot episode.  Joe talks about his memories of how the concept was developed, and who deserves the blame for said concept.  Joe reminisces about filming the Beverly Hills Knockouts, Ralph Sturgis, Verne on the dock, as well as every small detail that has fascinated wrestling fans since this footage has emerged!

– Fumi Saito is back to week with another look at the history of Japanese wrestling, focusing on the professional rivalry between Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki.  Fumi discusses the various world title wins that Baba & Inoki had in the 1970’s, covering the NWA, NWF, WWF & PWF championships.  We hear about what the reaction to the Ali-Inoki match was in Japan, and whether it helped or hurt the business.  We also hear about some of the early talent jumps in the promotional war that would engulf the 1980’s in Japan, as well as a few words from Fumi about Bruiser Brody!

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week, looking at both newsworthy and ridiculous stories from wrestling’s past.  Hear about Jimmy Snuka, Sunny Beach, Tojo Yamamoto, Sandor Szabo, fans getting hit, lawsuits & more!

– Pandemonium Theatre is back, with narrator Lou Kipilman & the Pandemonium Players, including several special guests!

– We remember Don Leo Jonathan again this week, as we play more audio of the Mormon Giant.  This week we hear about Don Leo’s memories of Wild Bull Curry!

– Plus the Top Ten, The Handsome Boogie Man, Hot Dog, The Magnificent One, Hiccuping Fabulous Moolah, Angry Barista Ken Patera & more!

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Book Of The Week:
Cornette’s Collectibles at JimCornette.com

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:03:26)
  • Don Leo Jonathan (1:05:26)
  • Pandemonium Theatre (1:07:57)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (1:20:20)
  • Fumi Saito (1:47:32)
  • Polish Joe Ciupik (2:49:53)

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 support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), 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.
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 92: Lords Of The Ring

Call Somebody!  The MOTHERSHIP has landed!  Join The Great Brian Last for this packed edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, Featuring:

– Jeff Oddo joins the show to talk about Lords Of The Ring, wrestling’s first commercial home video.  Jeff discusses his background and how he ended up at Independent Media working on a wrestling project.  We hear all about how the content was gathered for this video, and the producers’ dealings with the WWF, Jim Crockett, Fritz Von Erich and Verne Gagne.  We also hear about how London Publishing & Pro Wrestling Illustrated became involved, as well as what happens when you go out drinking with Gordon Solie!

– Longtime referee Jim Molineaux joins the show to discuss a range of topics, including Joel Goodheart’s TWA, where Jim started out.  Jim talks about the friendship he developed with Buddy Rogers, and what happened when Goodhearted folded.  We hear about the early days of ECW, as well as Jim’s memories of the night ECW & XPW clashed in Los Angeles!

– John Hitchcock and Front Row Section D returns this week, with John sharing his memories of Wrestler War ’90 and the fallout from his “We Have Herd Enough!” sign.  John also talks about meeting and talking comic books with Jerry Garcia!

– The late Don Leo Jonathan is remembered this week, as we play some previously unaired audio from earlier in 2018 where Don Leo talks about speaking Yiddish!

– Pandemonium Theatre debuts, with the Superpodcast beginning it’s series of readings of the Vince McMahon biopic script Pandemonium Inc!  It’s as awful as you’ve imagined.

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Book Of The Week:
Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story Of ECW by Scott E. Williams

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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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Time Stamps:

  • Don Leo Jonathan(0:05:44)
  • John Hitchcock (0:13:39)
  • Pandemonium Theatre (0:35:22)
  • Jim Molineaux (0:51:50)
  • Jeff Oddo (1:48:05)

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 support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), 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.
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

Bruno Sammartino Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the life and career of the legendary Bruno Sammartino!

The Great Brian Last is joined by John McAdam, for this tribute to Bruno, with many voices lending their thoughts and memories!

Time Stamps:

  • Don Leo Jonathan  (0:14:50)
  • Cowboy Bill Watts (0:17:22)
  • Tom Burke (1:05:49)
  • Wayne St. Wayne (1:30:48)
  • Ed Lock (1:34:51)
  • Fumi Saito (1:37:16)
  • John Arezzi (2:04:29)
  • Kevin Sullivan (2:27:03)

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 support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), 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.
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.

Episode 85: Mormon Giant

THE MOTHERSHIP is here!  It’s time for another packed episode of the only wrestling podcast that matters, the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this week’s festivities, featuring:

– The legendary Don Leo Jonathan joins the show to look back at his historic career.  Don Leo talks about his father, Brother Jonathan, and his memories of watching him wrestle as far back as the mid 1930’s.  Don Leo also shares his memories and thoughts about Jess McMahon, Rikidozan, Eddie Quinn, Giant Baba, Antonino Rocca, Killer Kowalski and more!  This is a rare chance to hear from someone who was a main eventer everywhere during wrestling’s golden age!

– Dr. D David Schultz returns to the show this week for part two of our discussion about his life and career, as well as his new book Don’t Call Me Fake!  In this installment, David talks about running into one of the Nasty Boys, Verne Gagne, Dennis Condrey, Phil Hickerson, and more!  The Doctor also talks about his experiences in Poland, and why some people just seem to mess with the wrong guy!

– Scott Teal joins the show again for his annual visit to discuss Crowbar Press!  Scott looks back at the many fine books he published in 2017 and gives us a sneak peak of what’s on the agenda for 2018!

– Jeff Walton is back this week, to discuss his experience in 1983 when he took over Vince McMahon’s programs & magazines.  This conversation gives some insight into exactly what Vince was planning as his national expansion kicked off!

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Book Of The Week:

Drawing Heat by Jim Freedman

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

*****

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

*****

Time Stamps:

  • Jeff Walton (0:28:40)
  • Scott Teal (1:01:11)
  • Dr. D David Schultz (1:47:48)
  • Don Leo Jonathan (2:28:16)

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 support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), 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.
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