Tag Archives: Greg Oliver

Episode 102: Striking The Gong

The Mothership has landed! It’s time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown for another packed episode, featuring:

– Jeff Oddo returns to the show with the story of Ringmasters: The Great American Bash! Find out how the Dusty Rhodes’ 1985 supercard found it’s way onto VHS! Jeff shares the story of how Crockett Promotions got involved with this project, as well as the meeting with Dusty where the Bash concept was spelled out! Jeff also talks about doing public relations for the NWA when they first came to Philadelphia, including taking Sgt. Slaughter on a publicity tour & more!

– Scott Teal is back this week with our conversation about Soulman: the Rocky Johnson biography. Find out how Scott got involved with this project and the process he undertook to put together this book! Hear why things fell apart between Scott & Rocky after Scott wrote the book, as well as who may have been behind some of the problems! Learn who really wrote Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s foreword to the book! Plus Scott talks about his future plans & more!

– Greg Oliver joins the show to discuss his involvement with the Soulman book project and why he ended up not writing the book! Greg lays out the chain of events which saw him take on the project, sign a contract to write the book, and then no longer be on the project!

– Al Getz returns to discuss his Charting The Territories project & site! Al goes into detail about the travels and research he has been doing, honing in on the McGuirk & Watts territories!  Al also talks about a new statistic he has developed and how it can be applied to wrestling research! We look at the Midnight Express and Magnum T.A. in 1984 as Al explains his SPOT & FEUD stats!

– From April 6, 1968, we have classic audio from 50th State Wrestling in Hawaii! Hosted by Ed Francis & Lord James Blears, we hear a live studio demo from Jim Hady, as well as promos from Peter Maivia, The Missing Link (Pampero Firpo), Jerry London, Ripper Collins, Curtis “The Bull” Iaukea, Handsome Johnny Barend, Pat Sherry & Joyce Grable and Bette Boucher & The Fabulous Moolah! Plus Hady & The Link receive new belts for being the NWA Hawaiian Tag Team Champions!

– We have some outtakes from the recordings of Kentucky Fried Rasslin, where the late Scott Bowden & TGBL struggle to get through the opening segments!

– Plus TGBL & Kurt look at Calgary wrestling rules & regulations and much more!

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Book Of The Week:
The books of Crowbar Press
The books of Greg Oliver

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Time Stamps:

  • Al Getz on Charting The Territories (0:37:54)
  • 50th State Wrestling audio from April 6, 1968 (1:35:18)
  • Scott Teal (2:22:53)
  • Greg Oliver (2:49:21)
  • Jeff Oddo (3:20:14)
  • Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ outtakes (4:29:44)

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Episode 84: Plastic Surgery

Like an open hand slap to the head, the 6:05 Superpodcast is back!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by Dan Farren in the co-host chair for a packed episode, featuring:

– Dr. D David Schultz, author of our Book Of The Week “Don’t Call Me Fake,” joins the show for part one of a discussion about his career as both a wrestler and bounty hunter.  Dr. D explains exactly what a bounty hunter does and goes into detail about a few of his experiences finding bail jumpers.  Dr. D also talks about how he got started in wrestling, from being trained by Herb Welch to being smartened up.  We also hear exactly what happened with John Stossel’s lawsuit following his infamous run-in with the Doctor!

– Judge Richard Boner joins the show to discuss his time working as a lawyer in the 1980’s for Jim Crockett Promotions.  The Judge sheds some light on topics such as how Jim Crockett purchased his planes, how Andre The Giant was taken by a con artist, as well as the search for bootleg merchandise at the height of the company’s run!  A fun talk, with many small details sprinkled in that have never been reported before.

– Greg Oliver, author of the Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame series of books and the man behind Slam Wrestling, debuts on the show to discuss everything from his 1980’s newsletter, The Canadian Wrestling Report, to his approach to covering

– Jerry Grey is back this week to discuss his tours with New Japan and working with the UWF crew after their return.  Jerry talks about what it was like to work against Akira Maeda & Yoshiaki Fujiwara, as well as which wrestler pissed off Fujiwara.  We also hear about Japan’s young boy system, Inoki’s slaps, Hiro Matsuda’s beer drinking gifts and much more!   To support Jerry’s cancer battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

– TGBL & Dan discuss Los Angeles wrestling history, the search for lost footage, the WWF’s “Dan Farren” and much more!   Plus the Top Ten, Hot Dog, The Magnificent One & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Don’t Call Me Fake: The Real Story of Dr. D David Schultz by David Schultz with John Cosper

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:33)
  • Jerry Grey (1:05:10)
  • Greg Oliver (1:21:25)
  • Judge Richard Boner (2:04:11)
  • Dr. D David Schultz part one (2:56:53)

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 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