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Episode 85: Mormon Giant

THE MOTHERSHIP is here!  It’s time for another packed episode of the only wrestling podcast that matters, the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this week’s festivities, featuring:

– The legendary Don Leo Jonathan joins the show to look back at his historic career.  Don Leo talks about his father, Brother Jonathan, and his memories of watching him wrestle as far back as the mid 1930’s.  Don Leo also shares his memories and thoughts about Jess McMahon, Rikidozan, Eddie Quinn, Giant Baba, Antonino Rocca, Killer Kowalski and more!  This is a rare chance to hear from someone who was a main eventer everywhere during wrestling’s golden age!

– Dr. D David Schultz returns to the show this week for part two of our discussion about his life and career, as well as his new book Don’t Call Me Fake!  In this installment, David talks about running into one of the Nasty Boys, Verne Gagne, Dennis Condrey, Phil Hickerson, and more!  The Doctor also talks about his experiences in Poland, and why some people just seem to mess with the wrong guy!

– Scott Teal joins the show again for his annual visit to discuss Crowbar Press!  Scott looks back at the many fine books he published in 2017 and gives us a sneak peak of what’s on the agenda for 2018!

– Jeff Walton is back this week, to discuss his experience in 1983 when he took over Vince McMahon’s programs & magazines.  This conversation gives some insight into exactly what Vince was planning as his national expansion kicked off!

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Book Of The Week:

Drawing Heat by Jim Freedman

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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:

  • Jeff Walton (0:28:40)
  • Scott Teal (1:01:11)
  • Dr. D David Schultz (1:47:48)
  • Don Leo Jonathan (2:28:16)

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

A Conversation with Jerry Grey

This special edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, A Conversation with Jerry Grey, began as an impromptu recording session for future segments on the show.  By the end of the recording, the decision was made for this to be a stand alone episode.

If you laugh, learn something, or simply enjoy Jerry Grey’s stories, then please consider donating to his gofundme page!  Now’s the time to help out!

Support Jerry’s cancer battle!
Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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 84: Plastic Surgery

Like an open hand slap to the head, the 6:05 Superpodcast is back!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by Dan Farren in the co-host chair for a packed episode, featuring:

– Dr. D David Schultz, author of our Book Of The Week “Don’t Call Me Fake,” joins the show for part one of a discussion about his career as both a wrestler and bounty hunter.  Dr. D explains exactly what a bounty hunter does and goes into detail about a few of his experiences finding bail jumpers.  Dr. D also talks about how he got started in wrestling, from being trained by Herb Welch to being smartened up.  We also hear exactly what happened with John Stossel’s lawsuit following his infamous run-in with the Doctor!

– Judge Richard Boner joins the show to discuss his time working as a lawyer in the 1980’s for Jim Crockett Promotions.  The Judge sheds some light on topics such as how Jim Crockett purchased his planes, how Andre The Giant was taken by a con artist, as well as the search for bootleg merchandise at the height of the company’s run!  A fun talk, with many small details sprinkled in that have never been reported before.

– Greg Oliver, author of the Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame series of books and the man behind Slam Wrestling, debuts on the show to discuss everything from his 1980’s newsletter, The Canadian Wrestling Report, to his approach to covering

– Jerry Grey is back this week to discuss his tours with New Japan and working with the UWF crew after their return.  Jerry talks about what it was like to work against Akira Maeda & Yoshiaki Fujiwara, as well as which wrestler pissed off Fujiwara.  We also hear about Japan’s young boy system, Inoki’s slaps, Hiro Matsuda’s beer drinking gifts and much more!   To support Jerry’s cancer battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

– TGBL & Dan discuss Los Angeles wrestling history, the search for lost footage, the WWF’s “Dan Farren” and much more!   Plus the Top Ten, Hot Dog, The Magnificent One & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Don’t Call Me Fake: The Real Story of Dr. D David Schultz by David Schultz with John Cosper

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:33)
  • Jerry Grey (1:05:10)
  • Greg Oliver (1:21:25)
  • Judge Richard Boner (2:04:11)
  • Dr. D David Schultz part one (2:56:53)

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 82: That’s What They Tell Me

Aloha!  It’s time once again to board The Mothership and take a wrestling journey with the 6:05 Superpodcast!  The Great Brian Last is joined this week by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this packed show, featuring:

– Kevin Sullivan returns to the show this week to discuss Mark Lewin.  Kevin talks about his relationship with Mark, as well as just how big a star Mark was at a young age in New York.  Kevin recalls his time with the Purple Haze in Florida, Hawaii, Mid Atlantic and throughout the world.  Kevin & TGBL also discuss a little baseball!

– Jerry Grey joins the Superpodcast to discuss some of his adventures in the wrestling business.  Jerry wrestled in almost every territory in the 1980’s, and this week he talks about breaking into the business, as well as his time in Florida & Mid South.  Jerry fills the conversation with interesting and hilarious stories, from Bill Watts’ meetings to Dick Slater’s bar room brawls.  Jerry also talks about his recent medical issues and his battle with cancer.  If you would like to support Jerry’s battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

– Wrestling historian George Schire returns to the show to discuss the various wrestling hall of fames and how he puts his ballot together.  George lays out the different criteria for induction that the different Halls have. We also talk about the many World Championships of the early 1960’s and which belt meant the most!

– TGBL & Scott discuss everything from recent show impressions to Scott’s recent trip to see the Honky Tonk Man sing & dance. Plus Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Bad Rabbi by Eddy Portnoy
and
TrumpMania by Lavie Margolin

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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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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:16:52)
  • George Schire (1:06:32)
  • Jerry Grey (1:56:31)
  • Kevin Sullivan (2:52:08)

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: New Year’s Star Wars 2017

Happy New Year!

The 6:05 Superpodcast ushers in 2018 with another special Holiday Star Wars extravaganza!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

No Plugs!

No Edits! 

On behalf of the 6:05 Superpodcast, Arcadian Vanguard & the Last Family, THANK YOU to all the 605’ers for a truly special 2017!
Let’s kick some ass in 2018!

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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 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 2017

Season’s Greetings from the 6:05 Superpodcast!

It’s time for the 2017 edition of The Mothership’s 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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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 81: Squeegee

As cries of “The Mothership!” ring out over the land, the 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with another packed show!  The Great Brian Last is joined by John McAdam, making his return to the co-host chair, for this edition of The Only Podcast That Matters, featuring:

– Defense attorney Mickey Sherman joins the show to discuss defending the Iron Sheik after a 1985 incident at a gas station.  Mickey explains what happened and the unique approach he took to ensure his client was seen by the court in a good light.  We also hear Mickey’s memories about the Iron Sheik’s 1987 arrest with Jim Duggan, where he once again defended the former WWF Champion.   We play classic audio from the 1985 promos Mickey filmed for the court, featuring Lou Albano, Bobby Heenan, Fred Blassie, Cyndi Lauper & Gene Okerlund!

– John Hitchcock returns this week with another installment of Front Row Section D!  John’s story this week concerns the final event WCW ran in Greensboro, the night of the squeegee!  John explains the original squeegee incident and how it inspired him to create something special for this event.  As always with Hitch, this is a fun ride!

– We have another edition of the popular “What If?” segment with TGBL & David Bixenspan!  Topics discussed include Gino Hernandez, Antonio Inoki, Continental, Jerry Lawler, Dusty Rhodes, Dynamite Kid & more!

– Allan Blackstock returns this week to once again give his opinion on a controversial topic, as he explains why he thinks Bruiser Brody is overrated!

– John McAdam presents his list of the top ten wrestlers who would have been better than Harley Race as the NWA Champion between 1977 & 1981!  Plus, TGBL & McAdam discuss the Ric Flair 30 For 30, Thunderbolt Patterson, Bruiser Brody, Great American Bash 1991, The Horsemen & more!

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Book Of The Week:

How Can You Defend Those People? by Mickey Sherman

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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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Time Stamps:

  • Allan Blackstock on Bruiser Brody (1:02:42)
  • “What If?” with David Bixenspan (1:32:12)
  • Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock (2:12:13)
  • Classic Audio of WWF Personalities Talking About The Iron Sheik (2:43:50)
  • Mickey Sherman (2:51:34)

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 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!

THE ONLY PODCAST THAT MATTERS!

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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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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 76: The Flowers Of Pain

THE MOTHERSHIP!  The 6:05 Superpodcast is back with another packed episode!  Join The Great Brian Last, with Jeff Bowdren in the co-host chair, for this “oh criminy” inducing show, featuring:

– Bertrand Hebert returns to the show to discuss his new book, our Book Of The Week, Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story, out now on ECW Press!  Bertrand talks about Maurice’s early days in Montreal, his street brawls and amateur wrestling achievements, as well as Maurice’s later success in his home town.  We hear about the development of the Mad Dog character and the impact he had on the AWA, Montreal and Portland.  Bertrand also talks about how Maurice helped many legendary wrestlers early in their career.  A fun and informative look at one of wrestling’s all time greats!

– Stan Saxon, the man behind the mask of Brother Midnight, joins the show to discuss his career and the creation of his popular gimmick.  Stan talks about the scene he broke into in Canada and the injury that led him to put on the mask, baby!  We will hear about Brother Midnight’s famed programs & promos with The Tulip, The Sassy Man, and Sweet Daddy Caddy!  Stan also talks about his post-Midnight gimmick of Dr. X and gives an example of one of his promos.  A really cool look at a popular Superpodcast figure!

Also, TGBL & Jeff discuss the Road Warriors, Buddy Landel, as well as Jeff’s new podcast – Breaking Kayfabe with Jeff Bowdren.  Plus the Tom Robinson Medical Update, Hot Dog, the Handsome Boogie Man & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story by Bertrand Hebert & Pat Laprade

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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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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:13:04)
  • Here & There (1:27:11)
  • Stan Saxon (1:52:50)
  • Bertrand Hebert on Mad Dog Vachon (2:35:36)

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 73: Wrestling Wars

Baby Baby!  Call Somebody!  The 6:05 Superpodcast is back!  This week on The Mothership, The Great Brian Last is joined by a first timer in the co-host chair, longtime photographer Howard Baum.  This fun & packed episode features:

– Ron Fuller, The Tennessee Stud & host of the Studcast, joins the show to discuss wrestling promotional wars.  Ron shares his memories of the Georgia wrestling war between the NWA & Ann Gunkel’s All South promotion, as well as the story of what happened to his promotion, Southeastern Championship Wrestling, in 1979 when several top stars decided to run against him.  This is a true history lesson from one of the very best storytellers in wrestling!

– Tony Myers joins the show, in part one of a two part conversation, to discuss his career in Memphis.  Tony talks about being a huge fan of Memphis wrestling and then getting the opportunity to work there.  We hear stories about Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Jamie Dundee and a locker room brawl between Luna Vachon & Jacqueline.  Tony also talks about how he broke into the business, as well as his memories of a young Flex Kavana, better known as The Rock!

– Polish Joe Ciupik is back to discuss Herb Abrams, GLOW, Larry Nelson and everything he has going on with Classic Wrestling, including their videos which are now available for rent or purchase at classicwrestling.com!

– TGBL & Howard discuss Bert Prentice ripping off Howard’s family, Luna Vachon’s wedding, Ric Flair, the humor of Bobby Heenan and more!  Plus, TRnac, Hod Dog, Stuttering Tommy Rich, Not Charlie Brown From Outta Town, Jim Cornette’s Answering Machine & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Florida Mat Wars: 1977 by Robert VanKavelaar with Scott Teal

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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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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:14:50)
  • Slaughtering A Sacred Cow (1:42:46)
  • Polish Joe Ciupik (1:55:06)
  • Tony Myers part one (2:23:46)
  • Ron Fuller (3:08:36)

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.