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Episode 63: Bowdren The Booker

The Superpodcast is back with it’s longest episode ever!  Join The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host Jeff Bowdren, author of Breaking Kayfabe: Dinner with the Legends of Wrestling, for a ride of the Mothership.  This episode features:

  Part two of our discussion with The Grappler!  In this installment, Lynn Denton tells us about how he was paired with Tony Anthony to form both The Grapplers and the Dirty White Boys.  We talk about their runs in Southwest, Memphis and Mid South.  Lynn also shares his memories of booking in Kansas City, the scariness of Killer Karl Kox, riding with Rick Rude and the death of Gino Hernandez.  As always with The Grappler, it’s a fun and informative talk!

– Sportscaster John WIlsbach joins the show to discuss a WWF charity show he brought to his high school in March of 1983.  This is a cool look into how schools worked with the WWF to put on shows shortly before the company expanded nationally.  John shares the story of how this show came to take place, which was during the height of Jimmy Snuka’s popularity.  John also recites the Don Muraco and Lou Albano promos that were sent to the school to promote the event!

– Dolph Ramseur of Ramseur Records joins the show to discuss growing up in the Carolinas watching Mid Atlantic Wrestling and why he chose to be the first sponsor of The Superpodcast!

– TGBL & Bowdren The Booker talk about name topics, including 1986 UWF, some of wrestling’s most hard hitting angles, mid-1980’s Florida, Ted DiBiase, Tully Blanchard, Lex Luger, the wardrobe of Tommy Rich.  Jeff also talks about his elevator run in with Bull Nakano, his old Observer column and his new book, which is our Book Of The Week!

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Book Of The Week:

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

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Bombadil’s new album “Fences” on Ramseur Records, which can be purchased at independent record stores, iTunes & other online retailers!
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:20)
  • Dolph Ramseur of Ramseur Records (1:46:52)
  • Here & There (2:02:16)
  • John Wilsbach (2:28:19)
  • Book Of The Week (3:01:12)
  • The Grappler part two (3:18:28)

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Episode 53: First Anniversary Show

We’re celebrating one year of the Superpodcast, with this, the first anniversary show!  Jim Cornette is in the co-host chair once again, joining The Great Brian Last for this special episode of 6:05, featuring:

  TGBL & Jim discuss many topics, including the 1989 NWA booking committee, masked wrestlers unmasked, Mark Ragin, the WFIA, the greatness of Lance Russell, Eddie Gilbert, Tony Rumble, 1970’s wrestling magazines, Wayne Ferris as The Kisser and much more!

– World renowned magician Franz Harary joins the show to discuss his work for WCW in 1990 during the Black Scorpion angle.  From working with Ole to ideas that never materialized due to budget constraints, Franz shares all he remembers from his brief experience with the world of professional wrestling.

– Marc Coralluzzo joins the show to discuss his father, the late great Dennis Coralluzzo.  TGBL & Marc also share their memories of ribs and hijinks around Dennis’ events and Marc gives a bit more insight into the story behind the Old Lady phone call tapes.

– After weeks of trading barbs, Impressionist Jim Ross and Stuttering Tommy Rich have a rap battle for Superpodcast supremacy!

Time Stamps:

  • Impressionist Jim Ross vs. Stuttering Tommy Rich (1:31:50)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Marc Coralluzzo (2:04:58)
  • Franz Harary on the Black Scorpion (2:32:49)

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Episode 52: The Invulnerable Head

The Mothership has touched down once again and the 6:05 is here for another episode of classic wrestling conversation & excitement!  The Great Brian Last is joined this week by Travis Heckel, the Superpodcast’s art director, for a packed show, featuring:

– A conversation with Adrian Street, whose album “Shake Wrestle ’N’ Roll” was recently reissued by Burger Records to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary.  Adrian discusses the backstory on how he started making records and the impact he had on Glam Rock in England.  We also will hear about the origins of Adrian’s Exotic gimmick, his opinion of Bill Dundee & Dusty Rhodes as bookers, Adrian’s thoughts on Big Daddy’s impact on British wrestling and much more!

– Jim Cornette joins the show again to provide commentaries and insights for three matches – Chris Colt vs. Thunderbolt Patterson, Moondog Mayne vs. Roddy Piper and La Momia vs. El Androide!

– Bobby Fulton talks about his memories of spending time with Dr. Jerry Graham and having the good doctor stay at his house when he was a teenager!

– The final installment of our classic 1971 audio of John Tolos as the top heel in Los Angeles!

– TGBL & Travis discuss many topics during the Top Ten, mostly centered around Memphis Wrestling!

Plus, Stuttering Tommy Rich, Impressionist Jim Ross, discussion of the movie Grunt, a message from The Hangman and much more!

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Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:12:17)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:32:05)
  • Here and There (1:40:20)
  • Bobby Fulton on Dr. Jerry Graham (1:48:33)
  • John Tolos audio (2:08:31)
  • Jim Cornette match commentaries (2:18:07)
  • Adrian Street (2:51:54)

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Episode 51: Talk To The Promoter

The Superpodcast returns with another pier sixer of an episode, as The Great Brian Last is joined by former Smoky Mountain champion Bobby Blaze in the co-host chair.  This week’s episode features:

– An extensive conversation with Bobby Fulton.  Bobby talks about working in Stampede and how his look changed after an injury in a riot.  Bobby shares his observations and memories of the 1983 Jerry Lawler/Lance Russell split from Jerry Jarrett that almost happened.  We hear about his teaming with Terry Taylor as the Fantastic Ones in Chattanooga, what Junkyard Dog told the locker room in Mid South before he left for the WWF, how the Fantastics quit WCW and much more!

– TGBL & Bobby Blaze discuss Bobby’s career, including his training by the Malenkos, his time around Karl Gotch, his friendship with Sean Waltman, his escape from South Africa with help from the United States Embassy, growing up watching Memphis & ICW, beating Jerry Lawler for the SMW championship and more.  Plus we hear talk about wrestling mimes, shoot backdrops, pretend wrestlers and more!

– We have part three of our look at classic John Tolos audio from 1971, during his famed heel run in Los Angeles.

– Stuttering Tommy Rich and Impressionist Jim Ross raise the stakes in their feud!

This is the longest episode in Superpodcast history, so CALL SOMEBODY!


Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:07:18)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:39:27)
  • Here and There (2:45:34)
  • John Tolos audio (2:56:54)
  • Bobby Fulton (3:15:22)

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Episode 50: The Doctors

The MOTHERSHIP has landed and another highly sought after episode of the Superpodcast is here!  Kurt Brown, aka Vandal Drummond, takes his seat in the co-host chair again to join The Great Brian Last on another journey into a classic wrestling state of euphoria.  This week’s show features:

– An extensive interview with Dr. Tom Prichard, covering his days as a fan and his earliest days in the wrestling business.  We talk about the differences between West Texas wrestling and Houston wrestling, Wild Bull Curry, working in the Houston office as a teenager, training with the Iron Sheik, Gino Hernandez and much more!  Also, Tom shares his memories of working in Los Angeles, Portland and Atlanta, as well as his thoughts on working with Chris Colt.  This interview is one of the best in Superpodcast history!

– Sheldon Goldberg joins the show for the Dennis Of The Week, paying tribute to his friend Dennis Coralluzzo.  Sheldon talks about how important Dennis was to the progression of independent wrestling and what he meant to the 1990’s independent wrestling scene.  We also hear about what the Massachusetts indie scene was like.  This is a really fun conversation that sheds light on the often ignored history of independent wrestling.

– Part two of our John Tolos audio, this time featuring interviews from June of 1971 dealing with Tolos’ feuds with Mil Mascaras and Fred Blassie.

– As usual, the Top Ten turns into a series of wide ranging conversations, as TGBL & Kurt discuss topics such as All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling, The Bionic Wrestler Lars Anderson, Dick Lane, Los Angeles studio wrestling, Rex Arnold, the Los Angeles independent scene of the early 1980’s and much more!  Kurt also shares some amazing stories about Dr. Jerry Graham!  The Top Ten also features Sheldon Goldberg’s stories about Mike Lano, and appearances by Stuttering Tommy Rich and the Impressionist Jim Ross!

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Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:17:54)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:09:30)
  • Here and There (2:16:00)
  • John Tolos audio (2:30:09)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Sheldon Goldberg (2:37:39)
  • Dr. Tom Prichard (3:03:12)

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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)

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Episode 48: Old Lady

CALL SOMEBODY!  The Superpodcast returns for another packed show combining the best in wrestling history and humor!  Join The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host chair Bob Barnett for a wild show, featuring:

– What happens when Dennis Coralluzzo misdials Jim Cornette and gets an angry old lady?  You’ll find out this week with the airing of the notorious Old Lady prank phone calls from the mid-1990’s.

– California superman Roy Lucier joins the show to talk about the South California lucha scene of the early 1990’s, including the famed incident when he was kicked out of the biggest lucha show in U.S. history before the event even started after he almost caused a riot.

– Allan Blackstock talks with TGBL about the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame class of 2016, after both recently received their ballots and became voters.  Allan will also explain why, in his opinion, Big Daddy is a clear cut Hall of Famer.

– After last week’s tale of Diamond Dallas Page’s escapades at an Upstate New York indie show, referee Jonathan Ashe tells us exactly what happened that day from his perspective.

– TGBL & Bob talk about a wide range of topics, including Buddy Rose’s paranoia, The Sheik vs. The Jewish Heavyweight Champion, Mark Lewin, Akira Taue, Ricki Starr, Bob’s first observations of Los Angeles wrestling, Dr. Mike Lano, Verne Gagne, John Tolos, Superstar Billy Graham, Los Angeles studio wrestling, Dick Lane, the death of Gino Hernandez, Eddie Gilbert, Bob’s trips to Mexico, Arnold Skaaland, Johnny Valentine, Island & Sunnyside Gardens, Bruno Sammartino & Killer Kowalski’s wigs and much more!  Plus, appearances by Impressionist Jim Ross & Stuttering Tommy Rich!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:01:48)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:39:07)
  • Jonathan Ashe on DDP at 2CW (2:04:51)
  • Roy Lucier on 1990’s California Lucha (2:18:52)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Old Lady prank calls (2:41:53)
  • Allan Blackstock on the Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame (3:02:13)

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.