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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.
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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 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 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: Christmas Star Wars 2018

Season’s Greetings from the 6:05 Superpodcast!

It’s time for the 2018 edition of The Mothership’s annual holiday extravaganza: Christmas Star Wars!

No Top Ten

No Interviews

No Segments

No Time Stamps

No EDITS!

Just The Great Brian Last and several of your favorite Superpodcast co-hosts shooting the breeze!

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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 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 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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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

Holiday Special: Yom Kippur Star Wars 2018

It’s Judaism’s holiest day of the year, so naturallyThe Mothership lands with 6:05 Superpodcast Yom Kippur 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 89: Funnel Of Death

You never know when the MOTHERSHIP will land, and here it is!  The mighty 6:05 Superpodcast has returned!  The Great Brian Last is joined by Kurt Brown for this packed episode, featuring:

– Tim Hornbaker, author of Death Of The Territories, our Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the changing face of wrestling in the 1980’s.  We talk about a period of time where the NWA lost all it’s power and Vince McMahon swiftly consolidated the domestic wrestling business.  This fun discussion touches on Ole, Verne, Turner, syndication, St. Louis, cable & much more!

– Jerry Grey returns with more tales of his adventures in and around wrestling.  Jerry talks about his time working for New Japan, and why Rick Steiner was rough with wrestlers and fans.  Jerry reveals which wrestler successfully had marijuana sent to him in Japan! Plus we also hear another crazy Jake Roberts story!

– Dan Farren is back to discuss the legendary team of Black Gordman & Great Goliath.  Los Angeles fans have always raved about Gordman & Goliath, and Dan will explain why!

– William Harding, the Sugar Hold Champion, returns to the Superpodcast and gives us an update on his relationship with wrestling since his appearance on the 6:05.  The last time William was on the show, he talked about when he met Bob Roop for the Sugar Hold Challenge; this time, we will hear about what happened when William ran into Roop 37 years later!

– Bobby Fulton joins the show to discuss the late Nikolai Volkoff, sharing the story of the night he wrestled Nikolai and the ring didn’t show up!

– Plus TGBL & Vandal talk about a Pat Tanaka newspaper story, recent deaths in wrestling & more.

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Book Of The Week:

Death Of The Territories by Tim Hornbaker

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Time Stamps:

  • Bobby Fulton (0:39:24)
  • William Harding (0:49:40)
  • Dan Farren (1:18:22)
  • Jerry Grey (1:45:08)
  • Tim Hornbaker (2:45:21)

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 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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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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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