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Episode 103: I Use Nikon

The MOTHERSHIP has landed! It’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast! Join The Great Brian Last for this packed episode, featuring:

– Bertrand Hebert returns to the show to discuss his newest book, The Eighth Wonder Of The World: The True Story Of Andre The Giant! Bertrand reveals how he and Pat Laprade researched Andre’s life and career back to the beginning, shattering several myths along the way!

– Geoff Winningham joins the show to talk about the new edition of his landmark book, Friday Night In The Coliseum! Geoff reveals how was able to document Houston wrestling from a vantage point few outsiders had ever had! Geoff talks of his relationships with Paul Boesch, the wrestlers and the fans in Houston!

– Steve Verrier is with us to discuss the life and times of Gene Kiniski! This talk touches on the former NWA Champion’s early days, championship run, personal life and much more!

– Brad Balukjian joins the show to discuss his book The Wax Pack, as well as his attempt to write the biography of The Iron Sheik! We hear about how Brad got to know the Iron Sheik, including traveling with him to his induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame, as well as what life with the Sheik was like! Ultimately, we find out why Brad’s project didn’t come to fruition in this illuminating talk!

– Popular co-host & guest Howard Baum is back to discuss his recent day with Pat Patterson!

– We have classic 50th State Big Time Wrestling audio from March 1, 1969, featuring Wahoo McDaniel, Ripper Collins, Nick Bockwinkel, Toru Tanaka, Ed Francis, Lord James Blears, Rocky Montero, Tex McKenzie and Handsome Johnny Barend!

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Book(s) Of The Week:
Eight Wonder Of The World by Bertrand Hebert & Pat Laprade
Friday Night In The Coliseum by Geoff Winningham
The Wax Pack by Brad Balukjian
Gene Kiniski by Steve Verrier

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Time Stamps:

  • Howard Baum on Pat Patterson (0:01:19)
  • 50th State Wrestling audio from March 1, 1969 (0:50:09)
  • Steve Verrier on Gene Kiniski (1:15:57)
  • Brad Balukjian on The Iron Sheik (2:07:43)
  • Geoff Winningham on Houston Wrestling (2:50:47)
  • Bertrand Hebert on Andre The Giant (3:52:52)

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.

Associate Producer:  Jayce Naccarato

6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

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.
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.

Remembering Scott Bowden

The 6:05 Superpodcast remembers Scott Bowden, looking back on some of his memorable moments on the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network!

Time Stamps:

  • Scott on Austin Idol Live (0:03:19)
  • Scott & Jim Cornette on Mil Mascaras (1:12:429)
  • Scott & Jerry Jarrett on Mil Mascaras (1:55:28)
  • Scott Meets Mil Mascaras (2:29:27)
  • Scott on Ron Fuller’s Super Studcast (3:23:23)

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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

2019 Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Special, Part One

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

Time Stamps:

  • Jim Cornette & Scott Teal (0:03:49)
  • Dan Farren & Marty Goldstein (1:11:19)
  • Fredo Esparza & Roy Lucier (2:41:33)

*Part Two debuts Tomorrow Night!  Guests include Mike Sempervive, Steve Ogilvie, Pete Lederberg, Jeff Bowdren, Kurt Brown & Allan Blackstock!

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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 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.
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.

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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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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 99: It Is What It Was

Honk Honk! The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it is time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this packed show, featuring:

– Lucha Libre historian Fredo Esparza joins the show to discuss the life & career of Silver King!  We hear about Silver King breaking into Lucha as a part of a famous wrestling family, Los Cowboys with El Texano, being an EMLL star while AAA is on fire, his WCW run, Nacho Libre & more! 

– Chad Austin is here this week to talk about his run in ECW!  We hear about the original plans for his 1994 push, Chad’s memories of other wrestlers from ECW’s early days, as well as the infamous New Jack incident!  Chad also talks about how he broke into the business, the influence of Eddie Gilbert on his in-ring style, the 1990’s Maryland independent scene, tape trading & more!

– Scott Teal is back with our annual State Of Crowbar Press segment!  We hear about all the books Scott has recently published, as well as what is on the docket for the rest of the year!  Scott also talks about his involvement with the Cauliflower Alley Club and this year’s CAC convention!

– Roman Gomez shares the crazy story of Marti Funk defacing his autographed Dory Funk Jr. card!  Roman goes through all the details of this now notorious incident!  We also hear about what it was like growing up as a fan in Las Vegas!

– We have more classic audio this week from Philadelphia radio, with Captain Lou Albano & Don Muraco appearing on Rod Luck’s radio show on April 26, 1983!

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Book Of The Week:
The Annotated Fall Guys by Marcus Griffin & Annotated by Scott Teal & Steve Yohe

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Time Stamps:

  • Roman Gomez (0:24:19)
  • Scott Teal (0:52:53)
  • Lous Albano & Don Muraco on Philadelphia radio (1:42:20)
  • Chad Austin (2:30:45)
  • Fredo Esparza on Silver King (3:25:20)

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.

The 6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 98: Atomic Dog

Surprise Surprise Surprise!  The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it’s time for another super sized episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last for this extravaganza, featuring:

– Jody Simon, aka Joe Malenko, joins the show to talk about the tribute he spearheaded for the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa!  We also talk Knoxville, Karl Gotch, Eddie Graham, workouts with fans, and, of course, his father, the Great Malenko!

– Cowboy Scott Casey is here this week to discuss his career & his new book, our Book Of The Week, One Last Ride: The Tale Of Cowboy Scott Casey!  We talk Blood Circus, Wahoo McDaniel, Eddie Mansfield, Southwest Wrestling, The Funks, Jim Barnett & more!  Plus, Scott answers the question as to whether or not he left wrestling to become a gigolo!

– Ricardo Coleman joins us to discuss the rise & fall of the Junkyard Dog & Mid South Wrestling in New Orleans!

– Mike Mills returns to the show to discuss the wrestling career of high school football legend Marcus Dupree!

– From April 1983, we hear classic audio of Buddy Rogers & Rocky Johnson on Philadelphia radio with Rod Luck!

– Plus Scott Cornish, Howard Baum, Mike Sempervive, Jerry Grey, a crazy Jim Duggan promo, Kal Rudman talk, an analysis of Jimmy Snuka’s psychobabble, Marti Funk hijinks, thoughts on Hannibal & more!

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Book Of The Week:
One Last Ride: The Tale Of Cowboy Scott Casey by Cowboy Scott Casey

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Time Stamps:

  • Scott Cornish & Howard Baum (0:00:30)
  • Mike Mills on Marcus Dupree (0:34:46)
  • Mike Sempervive (0:52:01)
  • Ricardo Coleman on Junkyard Dog (1:16:30)
  • Jerry Grey (1:54:22)
  • Buddy Rogers & Rocky Johnson on Philadelphia radio (2:08:40)
  • Cowboy Scott Casey (2:45:43)
  • Jody Simon (3:40:13)

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 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 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.
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: 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