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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)

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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.
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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.

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