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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 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

Vader Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the career & legacy of Vader!  The Great Brian Last is joined by John McAdam, host of the new podcast Stick To Wrestling, to discuss one of the greatest super heavyweight wrestlers of all time!  Plus Jim Cornette, David Bixenspan & Scott Cornish share their thoughts!

Time Stamps:

  • David Bixenspan (0:12:32)
  • Scott Cornish (0:55:47)
  • Jim Cornette (0:59:13)

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 80: Second Anniversary Show

We are celebrating two years of THE MOTHERSHIP, as the 6:05 Superpodcast Second Anniversary Show has landed!  The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Jim Cornette for this fun episode, featuring:

– The Superpodcast Roundtable is back with a look at Japan with Dave Meltzer, Kurt Brown & Jeff Bowdren!  The story of 1980’s Japanese wrestling is told around the tales of Dave’s trips to Japan with Jeff in 1987 and Kurt in 1990.  We hear about Rikidozan, the popularity of All Japan Women, the impact of Akira Maeda, Mrs. Baba’s anger, the night Mitsuharu Misawa beat Jumbo Tsuruta, the introduction of true Lucha Libre to Japan, Bruiser Brody, how the junior heavyweights changed wrestling & more!  This is one of the most informative and fun segments in show history!

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week with a look at classic wrestling newspaper stories about bears, riots, Eddie Graham & more!

– TGBL’s Dad makes an appearance to discuss why he’s not a wrestling fan.

– Plus, The Top Ten, Brother Midnight, Dr. X, Slaughtering A Sacred Cow discussion, Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Jim reads angry letters & more!

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:22:57)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (1:36:10)
  • TGBL’s Dad (1:57:42)
  • Superpodcast Roundtable on Japan with Dave Meltzer, Kurt Brown & Jeff Bowdren  (2:12:37)

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 78: Corky Dan

It’s time to let out your best Dr. Jerry Graham war cry, as the Mothership has touched down once again!  This week on the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown (aka Vandal Drummond) for a super packed show, featuring:

– Part two of our conversation with Kevin Sullivan, going over Kevin’s turn to the darkside in Florida.  Kevin explains how Gordon Solie and Blackjack Mulligan helped establish him as the lead heel after many years as a babyface.  We hear the rationale behind some of Kevin’s interviews.  We also discuss underrated bookers and Bob Roop’s attempts to steal promotions.

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns!  This week, TGBL & Jim look at stories about Wahoo McDaniel, Mr. Moto, stolen wrestling rings & more!

– John Hitchcock makes his debut on the Superpodcast, sharing stories of the famed Front Row Section D in Greensboro.  This week, John talks about the night that he and his friends christened the Four Horsemen with the name we all know them by!

– Popular segment “What If?” returns this week, with TGBL & Bix answering listener inquires about Paul Heyman, Jerry Lawler, Sgt. Slaughter, Barry Windham, Ricky Steamboat, Mid South & World Class!

Plus TGBL & Kurt talk about Dr. Jerry Graham, Manami Toyota, Don Muraco, Norman Dooley, Gene Kiniski & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Front Row Section D by John Hitchcock

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Time Stamps:

  • “What If?” with David Bixenspan (1:12:06)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:06:03)
  • Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock (2:38:44)
  • Kevin Sullivan part two (3:12:39)

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

Lance Russell Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast looks back on the life and career of Lance Russell, the greatest pro wrestling announcer of all time, with this special episode.  The Great Brian Last is joined by former Memphis manager, and the man behind Kentucky Fried Rasslin’, Scott Bowden, for this tribute to Lance, with many voices lending their thoughts and memories!

Time Stamps:

  • Lance Russell Interviewed By Jerry Lawler (0:30:48)
  • Ron Fuller (0:38:34)
  • David Bixenspan (0:48:21)
  • Bobby Fulton (1:15:07)
  • Pete Lederberg (1:20:48)
  • Howard Baum (1:48:20)
  • Dave Meltzer (1:57:29)
  • Kurt Brown (2:31:15)
  • Austin Idol (2:39:36)
  • Bobby Blaze (2:54:45)
  • Jammie Ward (3:01:22)
  • Kevin Sullivan (3:13:21)
  • Jim Cornette (3:40:56)

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.

Bobby Heenan Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast presents a special episode paying tribute to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.  The Great Brian Last is joined by experts and historians for a look at every facet of The Brain’s legendary career.

Time Stamps:

  • John McAdam & TGBL Talk Heenan (0:01:05)
  • Richard Vicek on Heenan In Chicago & Indianapolis (0:34:24)
  • George Schire on Heenan In The AWA (1:04:56)
  • David Bixenspan on His Recent Deadspin Article (2:32:15)
  • Jim Cornette & Scott Bowden on Heenan As A Manager (2:51:42)

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 75: Brother Midnight

Hurricane winds can’t stop The Mothership from landing!  The 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with a packed show!  The Great Brian Last is joined this week by former Memphis manager Scott Bowden for a fun episode, featuring:

– Brother Midnight makes his long awaited debut on the Superpodcast!  Baby!

– Longtime referee Scott Dickinson joins the show to discuss his career, as well as his friendship with the late Brian Hildebrand.  Scott talks how he first got into the wrestling business as a referee and recalls his experiences working for ICW, Don Muraco, Tony Rumble and WCW.  Scott also details his time working with his friend Brian, better known as referee Mark Curtis.  Scott reveals how the wrestling world reacted when Brian got sick and battled cancer, as well how Hulk Hogan got involved.  This compelling talk concentrates on both the life of a referee and the last years of Brian Hildebrand’s life.

– Jim Cornette returns to the Superpodcast to discuss the late Brian Hildebrand.  Jim and Brian had a friendship years before they worked together in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and Jim talks about his fondest memories of Brian.

– Allan Blackstock is back on the show to discuss the names being added to the Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame ballot this year.  The names include: Sputnik Monroe, Trish Stratus, Kota Ibushi, Bill Goldberg, Rick Martel, Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson with J.J. Dillon, Chavo Guerrero Sr., George Steele, Wild Bill Curry, Tetsuya Naito, and Sangre Chicana.

  TGBL & Scott Bowden talk about everything from Scott’s heat with Dave Brown to the power of a Jackie Fargo endorsement.  Plus Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, Slaughtering A Sacred Cow and much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame: The Tag Teams by Greg Oliver & Steven Johnson

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:06:30)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:09:57)
  • Here & There (1:21:19)
  • Brother Midnight (1:25:44)
  • Allan Blackstock (1:39:40)
  • Scott Dickinson (2:42:12)
  • Jim Cornette on Brian Hildebrand (3:50:31)

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 74: Memory Full

The Mothership has landed, and the latest episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast has arrived!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown, aka Vandal Drummond, for a slam packed show, featuring:

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week, with a look at classic wrestling newspaper articles covering in-ring deaths, a wrestling match resulting in a grand jury inquiry, an extremely long match, a painful case of mistaken identity and more!

– In part two of our discussion with Tony Meyers, Tony shares his memories of his mentor, the late Mr. Pogo.  We hear all about Pogo’s career, including why he had to get a real job while working in Los Angeles.  Tony tells us how Pogo got his name, why he ended up wrestling a hardcore style, and what Pogo the promoter was like to work for.  Tony also goes into detail about Mr’ Pogo’s last days.

– TGBL & Kurt talk about Wild Bull Curry, Chavo Guerrero, Dory Funk Jr. and, of course, Dr. Jerry Graham.  Also, a new Larry Nelson sound bite, a debate on silliness in wrestling, Kurt’s story of presenting Yoshihiro Asai with an award & more!  Plus an update on the medical condition of Tom Robinson!

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Book Of The Week:

Tuesday Night At The Gardens: Pro Wrestling In Louisville by Jim Cornette with Mark James

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:09)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:15:10)
  • Here & There (2:22:08)
  • Tony Myers part two (2:52:28)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (3:40:12)

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.