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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 93: Selling Cups

THE MOTHERSHIP is here!  Join The Great Brian Last for a packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:

– Peter Birkholz returns to the show to discuss Jose Lothario and his importance to Houston wrestling.  Peter talks about what kind of guy Jose was behind the scenes, as well as how Jose helped break Gino Hernandez in and get him over to the hometown fans.  Peter also shares his memories about what the Houston office was hearing and thinking in 1972 when the Georgia war broke out, as well as Dory Funk Jr.’s 1973 tractor accident right before he was to drop the NWA title to Jack Brisco!

– The Tennessee Stud Ron Fuller, host of the Studcast, returns to the show to spend a few minutes talking about Jose Lothario and his memories of when Jose and his wife lived with the Fullers!

– Jeff Steele joins the show for a fun talk covering a number of topics, centering around Jeff’s time as a ring announcer in Jackson, Mississippi.  Jeff recalls when the Culkins broke away from Leroy McGuirk, as well as some of the talent they pushed as stars.  Jeff also shares his knowledge about Catsaboulos The Welcher and much more!

– Al Getz returns to the show this week to discuss his new project, Charting There Territories.  Al explains the concept he has come up with, which develops a statistic based on where a wrestler is historically booked on a card. Al talks about the development of SPOT and how he thinks this could be applied in the future to wrestling research!

– The Golden Boy Jerry Grey is back this week, sharing his memories of Billy Jack Haynes, who he worked with in Florida and Portland.  We find out what Jerry thinks about the tales of Billy Jack’s side work in the 1980’s, as well as what happened when a jealous babyface stomped Billy Jack’s hat in the locker room!

– Pandemonium Theatre returns this week, with a special guest joining the Pandemonium Players!

Plus more!

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Book Of The Week:
When Wrestling Was Rasslin’ by Peter Birkholz

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Time Stamps:

  • Jerry Grey (0:01:11)
  • Pandemonium Theatre (0:26:36)
  • Al Getz on Charting The Territories (0:40:20)
  • Ron Fuller on Jose Lothario (1:15:49)
  • Peter Birkholz on Jose Lothario (1:25:22)
  • Jeff Steele (1:53:12)

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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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

Episode 91: Wandering Around

The MOTHERSHIP has landed!  Join The Great Brian Last for a packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:

– Jim Cornette returns with the popular In The News segment, where we look back at classic wrestling newspaper stories.  For this installment, we’re talking Randy Hogan, Buddy Rogers, fights with fans, tax evasion, the Cincinnati Reds & more!

– Ron Fuller, host of The Studcast, joins the show to share some of his thoughts and memories of wrestling in the Gulf Coast, as well as some thoughts about recent revelations about the Atlanta wrestling war!

– John Hitchock & his popular Front Row Section D segment return this week, looking at John’s five favorite tag teams, with the usual stories of mischief thrown in!

– Jerry Grey is back this week to share some tales of his travels with Gary Hart, as well as his memories of when the Grand Wizard came to visit!

– The annual show trivia contest is it’s usual train wreck!  Hear 605’ers compete to win prizes in a horribly unorganized 1980’s trivia debacle.

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Book Of The Week:
Classic Arena Programs #2: Slam-O-Gram Volume 2 by Scott Teal

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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:

  • Trivia (1:12:40)
  • Ron Fuller (1:07:47)
  • Jerry Grey (1:31:32)
  • John Hitchcock (1:51:29)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:40:27)

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 90: American Gladiator Dinner Theater

The MOTHERSHIP has landed!  Join The Great Brian Last & popular co-host Howard Baum for the latest episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:

– Tim Tyler, the voice of ICW, joins the show to share his stories of working for the Poffos!  We hear about how Randy & Angelo secured their tv studio, and what the employees of the station thought of the wrestlers.  Tim talks about the interesting manner in which the Poffos paid him, as well as some of the most memorable moments he witnessed from his announce desk!

– John Lister, author of Have A Good Week… Till Next Week, our Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the history of British wrestling on TV!  John talks about how he was able to track down many of England’s legendary wrestlers and get them to open up about their careers.  We hear about some of the biggest stars from the original World Of Sport era, as well as what Big Daddy’s place in history is!

– Broadway Danny Wolf is here to discuss his time around wrestling & roller derby!  Danny talks about the wrestling he grew up on in Los Angeles, as well as how he got Memphis wrestling on cable tv!  We hear about FNN/Score’s role in Superclash 3, as well as Danny’s memories of Roller Jam on TNN and how ECW & WWE were involved.  Lots of roller derby history in this fun segment!

– Howard & TGBL discuss various topics including the wildness of Dick Slater, the decline of Florida wrestling, if Lex Luger was ever any good, funny Phil Zacko & Pat Patterson quotes & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Have A Good Week… Till Next Week by John Lister

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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:

  • Tim Tyler (1:12:40)
  • John Lister (1:47:25)
  • Broadway Danny Wolf (2:33:33)

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

Holiday Special: Labor Day Star Wars 2018

Nobody works on Labor Day, so instead sit back & enjoy another 6:05 Superpodcast Star Wars special!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

Minimal Edits! 

As always, Thank You to all the 605’ers for your continued support of the MOTHERSHIP!

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

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

*****
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 88: Chinese Democracy

Just when you thought it was safe, THE MOTHERSHIP has landed! Join The Great Brian Last and co-host Howard Baum for this packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:

– Wrestling historian & journalist Fumi Saito joins the show again to discuss the early days of Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki.  TGBL & Fumi talk about how Baba & Inoki were both hand-picked by Rikidozan, yet had very different experiences.  We hear about Toyonobori’s role in history, the formation of Tokyo Pro Wrestling, the Baba & Inoki tag tea, the eventual formation of All Japan and New Japan & more!

– Jeff Walton returns to discuss some of the men who held the WWA World Title in the 1960’s.  Once considered one of wrestling’s major world championships, the Los Angeles based title was worn by some of wrestling’s biggest stars.  We hear about Mark Lewin, Pedro Morales, the night Bearcat Wright decided to double cross Fred Blassie & more!

– Jerry Grey is back, sharing more of his tales from his years on the road.  Jerry discusses getting to know Bruiser Brody, and why Brody was concerned in Japan.  We also hear some wild & crazy Steve “Dr. Death” Williams stories, Jerry’s thoughts on Grizzly Smith & more!

Plus the Top Ten with Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Hiccuping Moolah & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Masked Decisions: The Triangular Life Of Dick “The Destroyer” “Dr. X” Beyer by Vincent Evans with Dick Beyer

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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:

  • Top Ten (0:22:22)
  • Here & There (1:19:07)
  • Jerry Grey (1:28:59)
  • Jeff Walton (2:00:35)
  • Fumi Saito (2:47:02)

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

Holiday Special: Independence Day Star Wars 2018

The 6:05 Superpodcast is celebrating America’s birthday with another edition of Star Wars!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

Minimal Edits! 

As always, Thank You to all the 605’ers for your continued support of the MOTHERSHIP!

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

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

*****
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 87: Bow To The King

THE MOTHERSHIP!  The 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with another packed episode! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by the host of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, Jeff Bowdren, for a loaded show, featuring:

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns, where Jim & TGBL look over classic newspaper articles from wrestling’s past!

– In a special edition of the Superpodcast Roundtable, Bobby Fulton & Jerry Grey talk about their memories of working together in Mid South & Memphis.  We also hear about Bugsy McGraw, Terry Gordy being sued by Buddy Landel, Ohio wrestling history, Buzz Sawyer & more!

– Roy Lucier returns to the show to discuss his work to preserve the visual history of wrestling, as well as the recently unearthed footage of Spiros Arion’s WWWF heel turn on Bruno Sammartino & Jay Strongbow!

– In the lights out portion of the program, we have a second Superpodcast Roundtable, this one discussing the 2018 Cauliflower Alley convention with Howard Baum, Kurt Brown & Jayce Naccarato.  Find out all about this years get together, in this train wreck of a segment!

Plus, a special appearance by Hot Dog, a new Top Ten contender, a word about Buddha Khan & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Breaking Kayfabe: Dinner with the Legends of Wrestling by Jeff Bowdren

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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:

  • Roy Lucier (0:11:07)
  • Superpodcast Roundtable with Bobby Fulton & Jerry Grey (0:28:42)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (1:49:22)
  • Cauliflower Alley Roundtable with Kurt Brown, Howard Baum & Jayce Naccarato (2:44:46)

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

Holiday Special: Opening Day Star Wars 2018

It’s Opening Day of the baseball season, an eternal day of optimism and hope, so that means it’s time for another 6:05 Superpodcast Star Wars special!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

Minimal Edits! 

As always, Thank You to all the 605’ers for your continued support of the MOTHERSHIP!

*****
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!

*****

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