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Harley Race Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the life and career of the legendary Harley Race!  

Time Stamps:

  • George Schire (0:02:46)
  • Jim Cornette (0:41:53)
  • Tom Hankins (0:49:06)
  • Les Thatcher (0:59:49)
  • Ron Fuller (1:23:05)
  • Tommy Rich (1:35:11)
  • Scott Bowden (1:40:58)
  • John Hitchcock (2:10:18)
  • Len Denton (2:15:46)
  • Mike Sempervive (2:23:42)
  • John McAdam (2:39:54)

*Special Thanks to Lou Kipilman & Jayce Naccarato for their help in the production of this episode!

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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.

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Episode 46: Under The Bleachers

It’s a special edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, as The Great Brian Last is tired & cranky and co-host Tom Robinson is under the weather.  This week’s installment of the MOTHERSHIP features:

– Jim Cornette sharing his memories and thoughts about Chris Colt, as well as watching the Chris Colt Experience in action while supplying commentary.

– Les Thatcher talking about some of the earliest examples of merchandising in modern professional wrestling.  Les lets us know about his tee shirt company with the Brisco Brothers and Thunderbolt Patterson, as well as his work producing magazines for Mid Atlantic and the WWWF.  Les also talks about the development of his Personality Profile segments for Southeastern Championship Wrestling and his flirtation with joining the WWF in 1985.

– Dan Farren, longtime California referee, tells us all about the one time he worked for Herb Abrams and the UWF and why it wasn’t a great experience.

– Amy Lee joins the show again for the Dennis Of The Week, this time talking about the many Northeast wrestlers who Dennis Coralluzzo gave breaks to in the wrestling business.

– The conversation with TGBL and TR touches on many topics, including gymnastics, Tom’s recent run ins with Bobby Fulton and Terry Funk, TGBL’s teenage attempt at a Terry Funk record book, Tommy Rich, JW Storm, Bubba Ray Dudley, Taz, David Crockett, Mike Lano on the radio, Lou Albano’s PSA, Jim Ross and much more!

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Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:12:26)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:07:19)
  • Here & There (1:16:037)
  • Talking with Tom (1:29:56)
  • Dan Farren on Herb Abrams (1:54:27)
  • Jim Cornette on Chris Colt (2:07:06)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Amy Lee (2:32:07)
  • Les Thatcher on merchandise (3:09:21)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Episode 45: Marriott Parking Lot

The MOTHERSHIP is back again for another action packed week of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Kurt Brown is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last on this fun episode, which features:

– A talk with Les Thatcher about his start in the business with Tony Santos’ promotion in Boston.  Les discusses living and working with Pat Patterson, Ron Dupree and Terry Garvin, why the Santos promotion had no TV, the workers back then versus the performers today, Jack Pfefer’s relationship with Santos and much more!

– A conversation with wrestling historian Tom Burke about his friend, and one of wrestling’s most misunderstood characters, Chris Colt.  Colt has been a popular subject on the Superpodcast and Tom  sheds light on what made him tick.

– An interview with filmmaker Jeff Krulik, of Heavy Metal Parking Lot fame, about his 1994 film Mr. Blassie Goes To Washington.

– Amy Lee joins the show for the Dennis Of The Week, our weekly tribute to promoter Dennis Coralluzzo.  Amongst other stories, Amy talks about her legendary parking lot fight with Dennis.

– The Top Ten, as usual, goes in a million directions, covering Titanes En El Ring, Slammers and Verne Langdon, Tony Rocco and Widman Jack Armstrong, the fake Apache Bull Ramos, Japanese wrestler misspellings & wrestler nicknames in the Observer, Wild Bull Currry, The Antichrist, Captain Lou Albano’s promo for Mike Lano’s tv show, Longmont Potion Castle and much more!

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Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:08:02)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:31:13)
  • Here & There (1:36:06)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Amy Lee (1:43:21)
  • Tom Burke on Chris Colt  (2:08:12)
  • Jeff Krulik on Mr. Blassie Goes To Washington (2:46:44)
  • Les Thatcher on starting out in Boston (3:07:38)

 
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.
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.