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Bobby Heenan Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast presents a special episode paying tribute to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.  The Great Brian Last is joined by experts and historians for a look at every facet of The Brain’s legendary career.

Time Stamps:

  • John McAdam & TGBL Talk Heenan (0:01:05)
  • Richard Vicek on Heenan In Chicago & Indianapolis (0:34:24)
  • George Schire on Heenan In The AWA (1:04:56)
  • David Bixenspan on His Recent Deadspin Article (2:32:15)
  • Jim Cornette & Scott Bowden on Heenan As A Manager (2:51:42)

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Episode 44: Speed Bump

The one and only Mothership has touched down again for another jam packed episode of the Superpodcast!  Joining The Great Brian Last this week in the co-host chair is John McAdam.  Featured this week:

– Part three of our talk with Richard Vicek about the history of the Chicago Wrestling Club.  We listen to and discuss rare audio, including interviews from Bill Watts, Ray Stevens, a young Dusty Rhodes, Larry Hennig and more!

– We pay tribute to the late Don Bass, who just recently passed away.  Jim Cornette joins the show again to discuss his memories of working with Don.  Also, Don’s longtime tag team partner and friend Roger Smith (The Assassin, Dirty Rhodes) discusses Don’s recent battle with cancer and shares some warm memories of his fallen friend.

– John Arezzi tells us about the secret to getting ringside tickets to Madison Square Garden in the 1970’s, as well as the fan scene around the Garden.  We also hear a humorous story of John’s night out with Andre The Giant & Mr. Fuji.

– The Top Ten touches on many topics this week, as TGBL & John talk about Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams, Rick Steamboat’s family man run, wether Larry Zbyszko could have had a strong run against Bob Backlund, the lack of charisma of Al Madril & Brian Adias, Paul Heyman’s late night hotel shenanigans, Andre or Orndorff at Wrestlemania 3 and more.  Also, Jim Cornette watches Mighty Joe Thunder!

All of that plus the Giant Leprechaun, John’s near fight with Vince Russo, Dennis Of The Week and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:02:52)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:24:38)
  • Here & There (1:31:59)
  • John Arezzi on MSG (1:52:21)
  • Jim Cornette on Don Bass (2:12:02)
  • Roger Smith on Don Bass (2:18:41)
  • Richard Vicek on Chicago Wrestling (2:42:45)

 
Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, 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.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 35: The Chain Gang

Vacation is over and the Superpodcast is back for with a fresh new episode! This episode includes:

  • A conversation with Richard Vicek, author of the book Bruiser, on the history of the Chicago Wrestling Club, which was run by Verne Gagne, Dick The Brusier & Wilbur Snyder. Richard supplies us with rare audio from some of the biggest archars to ever work in Chicago, including a young Bobby Heenan, Mad Dog Vachon, Dr. X, the Chain Gang and many more.
  • The return of the Top Ten and the listener fantasy booking of Marc Gullen vs. Orgasmic Larry Nelson.
  • More listener questions and “What If” suggestions. We talk about a number of topics, including Harley Race skipping Starrcade ’83, the worst wrestling managers, Billy Jack Haynes and more!

Another packed show, so CALL SOMEBODY!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:00:00)
  • Here and There (0:48:17)
  • Listener Questions (1:16:20)
  • Richard Vicek (2:18:41)

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 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.