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Episode 102: Striking The Gong

The Mothership has landed! It’s time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown for another packed episode, featuring:

– Jeff Oddo returns to the show with the story of Ringmasters: The Great American Bash! Find out how the Dusty Rhodes’ 1985 supercard found it’s way onto VHS! Jeff shares the story of how Crockett Promotions got involved with this project, as well as the meeting with Dusty where the Bash concept was spelled out! Jeff also talks about doing public relations for the NWA when they first came to Philadelphia, including taking Sgt. Slaughter on a publicity tour & more!

– Scott Teal is back this week with our conversation about Soulman: the Rocky Johnson biography. Find out how Scott got involved with this project and the process he undertook to put together this book! Hear why things fell apart between Scott & Rocky after Scott wrote the book, as well as who may have been behind some of the problems! Learn who really wrote Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s foreword to the book! Plus Scott talks about his future plans & more!

– Greg Oliver joins the show to discuss his involvement with the Soulman book project and why he ended up not writing the book! Greg lays out the chain of events which saw him take on the project, sign a contract to write the book, and then no longer be on the project!

– Al Getz returns to discuss his Charting The Territories project & site! Al goes into detail about the travels and research he has been doing, honing in on the McGuirk & Watts territories!  Al also talks about a new statistic he has developed and how it can be applied to wrestling research! We look at the Midnight Express and Magnum T.A. in 1984 as Al explains his SPOT & FEUD stats!

– From April 6, 1968, we have classic audio from 50th State Wrestling in Hawaii! Hosted by Ed Francis & Lord James Blears, we hear a live studio demo from Jim Hady, as well as promos from Peter Maivia, The Missing Link (Pampero Firpo), Jerry London, Ripper Collins, Curtis “The Bull” Iaukea, Handsome Johnny Barend, Pat Sherry & Joyce Grable and Bette Boucher & The Fabulous Moolah! Plus Hady & The Link receive new belts for being the NWA Hawaiian Tag Team Champions!

– We have some outtakes from the recordings of Kentucky Fried Rasslin, where the late Scott Bowden & TGBL struggle to get through the opening segments!

– Plus TGBL & Kurt look at Calgary wrestling rules & regulations and much more!

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Book Of The Week:
The books of Crowbar Press
The books of Greg Oliver

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Time Stamps:

  • Al Getz on Charting The Territories (0:37:54)
  • 50th State Wrestling audio from April 6, 1968 (1:35:18)
  • Scott Teal (2:22:53)
  • Greg Oliver (2:49:21)
  • Jeff Oddo (3:20:14)
  • Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ outtakes (4:29:44)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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2019 Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Special, Part Two

The 6:05 Superpodcast looks at the 2019 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame ballot & inductees with Part Two of this special episode, featuring several roundtable discussions with voters discussing their ballots with The Great Brian Last!

Time Stamps:

  • Mike Sempervive & Pete Lederberg & Steve Ogilvie (0:01:28)
  • Jeff Bowdren & Kurt Brown & Allan Blackstock (1:19:09)

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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.
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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 100: Part Two

The MOTHERSHIP returns with Part Two of Episode 100 of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last for this spectacular, featuring:

– Sean Waltman joins the show to discuss his early years in the wrestling business!  Sean talks about growing up as a fan of Championship Wrestling from Florida, working on the ring crew, and training with The Great Malenko!  We also hear how Sean ended up in Minnesota, his early career breaks as the Lightning Kid, his ill-fated match with Bill Wilcox, memories of Dennis Coralluzzo and more!

– Japan’s leading historian, Fumi Saito, returns to the show for another of our popular segments looking at the history of Japanese pro wrestling!  This time we tackle the early 1980’s, when talent is jumping & scandal is brewing!  We talk Tiger Mask, the popularity of Terry Funk, Hulk Hogan’s rise, the defection of Akira Maeda and the UWF & more!

– Mike O’Hara joins the show to discuss his years in and around the wrestling business!  Mike talks about discovering the IWA on New York television, meeting Hulk Hogan and starting his fan club, the WFIA, Mike Bellew & Wrestling Eye magazine, Vega International’s New York events, Chick Donovan, New Wave Wrestling & more!

– Vandal Drummond himself, Kurt Brown returns to talk Dr. Jerry Graham!

– Golden Boy Jerry Grey is back with a medical update , as well as to share some wild stories about Kendo Nagasaki & Keiji Muto and riding with Dennis Condrey!

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Book Of The Week:
They Call Me Booker! by Jeff Bowdren

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Time Stamps:

  • Fumi Saito (0:01:127)
  • Jerry Grey (1:15:24)
  • Mike O’Hara (1:42:51)
  • Kurt Brown (2:53:06)
  • Sean Waltman (3:09:29)

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 make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
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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.

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Holiday Special: Earthquake / Independence Day Star Wars 2019

The 6:05 Superpodcast was celebrating America’s birthday with another edition of Star Wars, when the show was deemed “awful” by The Great Brian Last!  A make-up edition of Star Wars was quickly planned and things got seismic when the Southern California earthquake hit in the middle of the recording.  It’s the most shaky Star Wars in 6:05 history!

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

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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 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.

Holiday Special: Opening Day Star Wars 2019

It’s Opening Day of the 2019 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!

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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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.

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 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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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:

  • 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 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