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Episode 42: Cornette The Co-host

Jim Cornette is back again, this time as co-host, joining The Great Brian Last for a ride on the Mothership!  Tons of classic wrestling talk & craziness on this episode, including:

– An extensive talk with Peter Birkholz, longtime commentator and promoter for Houston wrestling.  This fascinating discussion covers the biggest names to wrestle in Houston, from Whiskers Savage to Wild Bull Curry, from Gino Hernandez to the Junkyard Dog.  Plus, Peter shares the inside stories of Houston’s dealings with the NWA, the Dallas booking office, Southwest Championship Wrestling, Mid South Wrestling and Vince McMahon.  Peter also talks about his uncle, famed wrestling promoter Paul Boesch.

– A wild Top Ten, hitting on everything from Capital Combat ’90: The Return Of Robocop to The Hangman’s IMDB page.  Other topics include Gordon Scozzari’s 1991 AWF taping, the time Ole Anderson wanted Jim to run around the ring with a pumpkin on his head, Dr. Mike Lano’s writing, if Lex Luger should have won the world title at Wrestle War ’90 and much more!

– TGBL & Jim do a new reading of the story that launched Sue The Shooter, Confessions Of A Ring Rat!

– A discussion about some of the remaining Holy Grails of wrestling footage.

All of that and much more, so CALL SOMEBODY!

Book of the Week:
When Wrestling Was Rasslin’ by Peter Birkholz  (Kindle)

Time Stamps:
– Top Ten (0:07:17)
– Fantasy Booking (1:25:27)
– Here and There (1:35:50)
– Dennis Of The Week (1:52:11)
– Book Of The Week (2:08:12)
– Peter Birkholz (2:15:25)

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Episode 37: Sheila The Shooter

 

Time to hop aboard the Mothership once again with an all new episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by friend of the show Scott Cornish for a packed episode featuring:

– Part one of a conversation with Jeanie Clarke, author of this week’s Book Of The Week: Through The Shattered Glass.  Jeanie talks about how she discovered wrestling and first met Chris Adams.  We hear about her and Chris’ time in Los Angeles and Portland, her thoughts on Big Daddy, her relationship with Billy Jack Haynes, being Gino Hernandez’s neighbor and her memories of the day he died.  We also hear about how Jeanie became involved in the famous feud with Chris & Toni Adams in Dallas after being paired with a rookie Steve Austin!

– Jim Cornette joins the show again to share his memories of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who passed away one year ago.  Jim also tells the story of when Ole Anderson turned on Dusty Rhodes in a memorable cage match in the Omni in Atlanta, as he was there that day 36 years ago.

– The Dennis Of The Week, the Superpodcast’s weekly tribute to Dennis Coralluzzo, returns with former NWA Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn. Dan talks about his memories of Dennis, his run as champion, his thoughts on Brock Lesnar, Lou Thesz, Bruno Sammartino and much more!

Plus, we talk the Wrestling Hall Of Fame, Lanny Poffo’s ill-fitting tights, Mad Dog Vachon’s confrontation with the Japanese press, Santo Gold news, as well as an introduction to the sister of Sue The Shooter and so much more!  Call Somebody!

Book of the Week:
“’Through The Shattered Glass’” by Jeanie Clarke

Time Stamps:

– Superuniverse Top 10 (0:11:30)
– Sheila The Shooter (0:13:30)
– Jim Cornette (1:48:18)
– Dan Severn / Dennis Of the Week (2:18:16)
– Jeanie Clarke (2:43:40)

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Episode 32: Medic!

Time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the best wrestling podcast on the planet! Hop aboard the Mothership again this week for a loaded episode featuring:

  • An extensive interview with Richard Vicek, author of the recent Dick The Bruiser biography “Bruiser.” We cover every area of Bruiser’s career, from his early encounters with future wrestling greats to his rapid accession as one of wrestling’s biggest stars. We will talk about Bruiser’s success in Detroit, Chicago and Indianapolis, as well as his partnerships in the promotions that controlled those towns. If you grew up watching Dick The Bruiser, or are someone that has always wanted to know more about him, then you will love this segment.
  • Jim Cornette joins us again to screen a classic IWA squash match with Rip Hawk vs. Billy Jackson. Jim also shares some stories of funny experiences the Midnight Express had with jobbers in the TBS days.
  • The Superpod Rumble is back with some more rhymes. It is as great/awful as the first time we tried this.
  • The Great Brian Last & Bix go over some listener suggestions for topics and “What If” segments.

All of that plus Brian Tramel back again for another Dennis Of The Week, The Superuniverse Top Ten, listener letters, follow ups and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:00:00)
  • Here and There (0:56:27)
  • Dennis Of The Week (1:19:48)
  • The Superpod Rumble (1:24:40)
  • Jim Cornette watches Rip Hawk vs. Billy Jackson (1:33:25)
  • Listener Questions (1:46:12)
  • Richard Vicek (2:28:27)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), 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. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.

Episode 31: That’s Not My Dad

Time for another trip on the Mothership, as the 6:05 Superpodcast is back! Join the best wrestling podcast on the planet for a jam packed show, including:

  • Part Three of our conversation with Polish Joe Ciupik. The long time AWA producer tells us about when Jesse Ventura showed up at the AWA production studios while working for the WWF, the last days of the AWA, the contents of the AWA tape library and more!
  • A talk with Bobby Fulton of The Fantastics about seeing Wild Bull Curry while growing up and later having the opportunity to wrestle him. Bobby also shares his memories of Gypsy Joe.
  • On the topic of Gypsy Joe, Jim Cornette joins the show once again to add his thoughts. Jim also tells us a little about the wrestling history of the Cincinnati Gardens, which was recently sold and is due to be demolished.
  • Brian Tramel is back for another Dennis Of The Week, sharing stories about the origin of the “Piss Boys” and the time Dennis Coralluzzo commandeered a Domino’s Pizza delivery car.

All of that plus an update on Jerry Brown’s confrontation with Bill Watts, more Wild Bull Curry stories, a Superuniverse Superpod Rumble rap and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:00:00)
  • Here and There (0:40:37)
  • Dennis Of The Week (1:08:55)
  • “Wild” Bull Curry stories (1:14:46)
  • Bobby Fulton (1:22:22)
  • Jim Cornette (1:58:42)
  • Hulk Hogan “What If?: follow-up: Austin Idol as 1984 Hulk Hogan (2:35:36)
  • Polish Joe (2:45:55)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), 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. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.

Episode 26: Cornette & Bolin

Jim Cornette returns to the Mothership, as he joins The Great Brian Last & David Bixenspan for another fun classic wrestling conversation on the 6:05 Superpodcast! Topics include:

  • Jim sitting in on the Superuniverse Top Ten
  • A talk about the brutal 1984 shaving of Jim’s head in Mid South
  • The craziest riot Jim was ever involved with
  • How and why Jim and the Midnight Express ended up in World Class in 1985
  • Gary Hart’s managerial work in 1989
  • The time Dr. Mike Lano booked Jim to work for Universal in Japan without telling him
  • Jim watching two matches with Brian & Bix – The Patriot vs. Koko Ware and Ken Patera vs. Judo Joe Black

All of that and much more! Plus, an added super feature:

Kenny “Starmaker” Bolin joins the program for the Dennis Of The Week. Kenny talks about his friendship with Dennis Coralluzzo and some of the stories of their escapades that have previously been told on the Superpodcast. Kenny also tells the amazing story of him, Dennis and “Huey Lewis” at TGI Fridays!

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis Of The Week (1:20:29)
  • Corny watches The Patriot & Judo Joe Black (2:11:44)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), 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. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.

Episode 19: Her Name Was Jack Daniel’s

The 6:05 Superpodcast, with David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last, is back this week for another supersized edition including:

  • The audio of an endlessly entertaining Michael Hayes appearance on a Dallas radio show from July of 1984 (time stamp is 2:11:48) after a discussion of Hayes’ career.
  • Our much-anticipated Buzz Sawyer feature, with Jim Cornette telling the story of the night that Dennis Condrey almost shot Buzz, Jason Rudy of Desperate Visions Productions on his time training at Buzz’s wrestling school and listener Will Sweetie on his own encounter with Buzz at the school.
  • Follow-ups on everything that we need to catch up on including Santo Gold, The Sliphouse Boys, Yomamba, guns in wrestling and men named Nikita.

And much, much more, including photographer Lourdes Grobet’s “Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling” as our book of the week.

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, which doesn’t cost you anything extra. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 15: Slip House Boys

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back again for another Superpodcast full of old-school pro wrestling goodness, including:

And so much more, including Brian hearing Chris Von Erich sing for the first time and Rags, Paper and Pins: The Merchandising of Memphis Wrestling by Jim Cornette and Mark James as our book of the week.

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Episode 11: Cornette Returns

Jim Cornette, wrestling renaissance man and author of Tuesday Night at the Gardens, rejoins David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last for another edition of 6:05, the Superpodcast, covering a ton of old-school  wrestling topics including:

  • The Poffos’ ICW and seeing Randy Savage when he was the undiscovered best wrestler in the world…plus Jim confirms an urban legend about Savage. No, not that one.
  • Personal memories of Eddie Gilbert from the ’70s through just before Eddie’s passing in 1995.
  • The amazing video of various 1984 WWF personalities pleading with a judge to be lenient to the Iron Sheik and the book that tells the story.
  • STAN LANE’S WIG.
  • How Dennis Coralluzzo and Kenny Bolin became fast friends.

And much, MUCH more, including Jim watching/doing commentary on the video of Rock ‘n’ Roll Roy Toy, which we’ve synced up to the match:

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Episode 4: Jim Cornette

Our friend and long-time wrestling fan/tape trader/photographer Jim Cornette joins us for a chat about all sorts of random wrestling topics including:

  • Tape trading, the hunt for more wrestling in general, and the “command center” he jury-rigged when he went to Mid-South.
  • Satoru Sayama/original Tiger Mask, why he was successful, does his stuff hold up, how did his predecessors like Gran Hamada and Tatsumi Fujinami compare, etc.
  • How insider terms evolved and how fans becoming “smart” changed backstage etiquette.
  • The greatness of Jim and Brian’s late friend Dennis Coralluzzo.
  • Corny watching Pibe Diez’s accident in real time on the air..

And much more! This is a very different Jim Cornette podcast than what you’re used to.

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

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