Tag Archives: Superpodcast

Episode 30: Lady Of The Morning

The Superpodcast is back for another exciting week of action. Topics this week include:

  • Part Two of our talk with AWA producer Polish Joe Ciupik, discussing Wally Karbo, an infamous Midnight Rockers promo incident, his relationship with Verne Gagne, Superclash III, the Team Challenge Series, Eric Bischoff, the story of the AWA’s talks with WGN & Hulk Hogan and much more!
  • A fun talk with Kurt Brown about Los Angeles wrestling in the early 1980’s. We hear stories about The Monster, Ox Baker & Enforcer Luciano, Gordman & Goliath, a locker room brawl between the Guerreros and Timothy Flowers and, of course, a Dr. Mike Lano story. Kurt also joins us earlier in the show to discuss the ugliness of Jerry Brown.
  • For the Dennis Of The Week we are joined by former newsletter writer and tape trader Brian Tramel.
  • The return of our popular “What if” segment with: What If Hulk Hogan hadn’t left the AWA?

Also, Bruce Hart in our Homophobia Of The Week, more on Wild Bull Curry, The Top Ten, listener fantasy booking, 6:05 signs at shows and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis Of The Week (1:44:23)
  • Kurt Brown (2:00:15)
  • What If? (2:38:23)
  • “Polish” Joe Ciupik part 2 (3:06:17)

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 29: Bulk Denim

It’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the MOTHERSHIP! Included in this week’s show:

  • Part one of a conversation with longtime AWA producer Polish Joe Ciupik. We discuss a number of topics, including the Wrestlerock Rumble, Ray Stevens, AWA Superstars, talking with The Crusher, ESPN and, of course, working with Larry Nelson!
  • We talk with John Arezzi about his experience taking photographs at ringside on the day that Muhammad Ali had his confrontation with Gorilla Monsoon in 1976.
  • A discussion about the recently unearthed match between Wild Bull Curry and Johnny Valentine from 1969 in Houston.
  • Longtime wrestling photographer & writer Don Laible shares a Dennis Coralluzzo story for the Dennis Of The Week.

Also, the Superuniverse Top Ten, follow ups, more on the 1993 Sam Muchnick roast, the homophobia of the week and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (1:22:41)
  • Johnny Valentine vs. Bull Curry (1:28:39)
  • John Arezzi on Muhammad Ali vs. Gorilla Monsoon (2:09:42)
  • “Polish” Joe Ciupik (2:49:31)

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 28: Cherry Bombs In Toilets

The only podcast on Turner Time, the 6:05 Superpodcast, is back with another packed episode! This week’s edition includes:

  • A conversation with Bob Barnett, with him talking about seeing Rocca, Valentine & The Grahams as a kid, his lone childhood interaction with a young Vince McMahon, his multiple experiences seeing The Sheik live, John Tolos and wrestling at the Olympic Auditorium, Dr. Mike Lano’s escapade at Louie Spicolli’s funeral and much more!
  • A talk with Jammie Ward, discussing how he got involved with tape trading and newsletter writing in the early 1980’s. We’ll talk about what the scene was like and tape traders found each other.
  • More on Glen Goza and his hit song RASSLIN’! We play an amazing botched lyric from a live performance and read a story about how Glen got involved with the Von Erich family.

Also, we cover the death notice for the Fake Stan Lane, The Superuniverse Top Ten & fantasy booking, 1-900 Hot Bruno, Listener follow ups, the Homophobia Of The Week and a special Dennis Of The Week where we ask for your help. All of that and much, much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Glen Goza updates (1:15:44)
  • Jammie Ward (1:41:27)
  • Bob Barnett (2:31:14)

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 27: The Kamala Family

The Mothership has landed for another exciting week of the 6:05 Superpodcast. This week on the show, amongst other topics, Kenny Bolin joins The Great Brian Last & David Bixenspan to discuss:

  • His teenage wrestling group the Kentuckiana Wrestling Association, where Jim Cornette made all the belts and Kenny won them
  • The lengths Kenny went to in order to find wrestling on TV from all over the country
  • Purchasing his first VCR and taping Jerry Lawler matches in a department store
  • The urban legend of wiring a phone line to a TV and dialing up TV channels from anywhere
  • The creator of the five star rating system, newsletter writer Norman “Weasel” Dooley
  • How Kenny’s friendship with Jim Cornette started
  • Going to McDonalds with Jerry Lawler the night he turned babyface
  • Meeting Nick Gulas, working for him and the trouble getting paid

Also this week we have part two of our discussion about wrestling families, listener letters, The Dennis Of The Week, Boy Tony, Downtown Bruno & Tracy Smothers with the Homophobia Of The Week and much more! Plus, major updates on Santo Gold & Blood Circus, Glen Goza and an alternate version of RASSLIN’! A packed show!

Books of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis Of The Week (1:36:32)
  • Wrestling Families Part 2 (1:43:14)
  • Kenny Bolin interview (2:44:44)

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 25: Goin’ To Rasslin’

The 6:05 Superpodcast is back again for another week of classic wrestling fun, including:

  • Brian and Bix’s review of “Lovestruck,” the documentary about Sue Chuter, or as 6:05 listeners would know her, Sue The Shooter.
  • A “Dennis Of The Week” that continues our look at his 1992 run as Kamala’s manager in the USWA.
  • An extended discussion about wrestling families, both real and fake.
  • The second part of our conversation with John Arezzi, discussing his reporting of the WWF sex and steroid scandals on the early 1990’s, being on the panel of the notorious wrestling episode of Donahue, bringing Vince Russo into the wrestling business and forming a short lived partnership with him, promoting international tours under the IWAS banner and more.

Plus, we talk Glen Goza’s R-A-S-S-L-I-N song, a possible Wee Willie Wilson sighting, World Class commentators and much more, including CHOKEHOLD: Pro Wrestling’s Real Mayhem Outside the Ring by Jim Wilson and Weldon T. Johnson as our Book of the Week. (US: Kindle & physical copy)

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (1:09:02)
  • Wrestling Families (1:36:50)
  • John Arezzi (2:38:09)

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 22: This Is My Loveness

The 6:05 Superpodcast returns for another action packed episode of classic wrestling talk. On this week’s show:

  • A reading of a classic non-sensical Jimmy Snuka interview.
  • A hysterical The Dennis Of The Week, with Tom Robinson returning to tell the story of his adventures with Dennis Coralluzzo and Kenny Bolin.
  • John McAdam returns to discuss the Hall Of Fame credentials of several candidates for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame, as well as tape trading with Dave Meltzer.
  • Part three of our discussion with longtime Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons. In this installment, Bobby shares his thoughts and memories on many of the wrestlers that worked for Georgia Championship Wrestling, including the amazing popularity of Mr. Wrestling II.

And much more, including “I Probably Screwed You Too: The Mostly True Stories of Kenny ‘Starmaker’ Bolin” as our book of the week, which is also available through Kindle Unlimited in addition to a la carte purchase.

To donate to the fund for Joe Doering’s medical expenses, go to his GoFundMe page.

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (0:37:01)
  • John McAdam (0:59:57)
  • Bobby Simmons (1:49:43)

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, 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 using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 21: Nate The F***ing Rat

The 6:05 Superpodcast, The Mothership, is back for episode 21 with lots of classic wrestling talk, including:

  • A break in the case of the Slip House Boys.
  • The Dennis Of The Week, featuring the story of Dennis Coralluzzo meeting Memphis manager Nate The Rat, as told by John McAdam & Jammie Ward.
  • Bix & Brian discuss and play audio from various commercials featuring wrestlers.
  • Part one of an extended conversation with John McAdam. John was a premier tape trader in the late 1980’s and 1990’s and shares stories of the Von Erichs in New England, NWA live events in 1989, his time promoting UCW and much more! A really fun conversation!

And much more, including “Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs: The Untold Story of How Montreal Shaped the World of Wrestling” as our book of the week.

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (0:25:57)
  • Banter (0:44:56)
  • John McAdam (1:42:20)

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, which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime 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 using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode photo courtesy of Jammie Ward.

Episode 20: Bozo Visits The Zoo

The 6:05 Superpodcast, with The Great Brian Last and David Bixenspan, returns with another supersized show including:

  • The top ten members of the Superpodcast Superuniverse. (Will Yomamba come out on top?)
  • Jammie Ward, the former writer of 1980’s newsletter “The Squared Circle,” joins us for the Dennis Of The Week.
  • Discussions about Adrian Adonis’s transformation into the “‘Adorable’ Adrian” gimmick, as well as wrestlers bringing up steroids during promos in the ’80s.
  • Part two of our talk with former Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons, which covers Jim Barnett hiring him through Barnett being forced out of the company.
  • The final part of our talk with IWC promoter Ron Skoler, which includes a discussion of the When Worlds Collide pay-per-view that WCW produced for IWC and AAA.

And much, much more, including “Assassin: The Man Behind The Mask” by Joe Hamilton and Scott Teal as our Book of the Week as well as follow-ups on Michael Hayes, Buzz Sawyer, guns in wrestling, The Sliphouse Boys, Mark Guleen, and Demolition Blast.

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, which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime 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 using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 19: Her Name Was Jack Daniel’s

The 6:05 Superpodcast, with David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last, is back this week for another supersized edition including:

  • The audio of an endlessly entertaining Michael Hayes appearance on a Dallas radio show from July of 1984 (time stamp is 2:11:48) after a discussion of Hayes’ career.
  • Our much-anticipated Buzz Sawyer feature, with Jim Cornette telling the story of the night that Dennis Condrey almost shot Buzz, Jason Rudy of Desperate Visions Productions on his time training at Buzz’s wrestling school and listener Will Sweetie on his own encounter with Buzz at the school.
  • Follow-ups on everything that we need to catch up on including Santo Gold, The Sliphouse Boys, Yomamba, guns in wrestling and men named Nikita.

And much, much more, including photographer Lourdes Grobet’s “Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling” as our book of the week.

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, which doesn’t cost you anything extra. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 18: Later, Brotherrr

The 6:05 Superpodcast, with The Great Brian Last and David Bixenspan, returns with a supersized edition featuring:

  • What if Ted Turner had financed a national expansion of Mid-South Wrestling in 1985 as he had originally agreed to, plus  Bill Watts’ autobiography as our Book of the Week.
  • The amazing story of Santo Gold and his unreleased alien rasslin’ movie “Blood Circus.” For more on Santo Gold and Blood Circus, check out these links from Infomercial Hell, WFMU, Baltimore or Less, and History’s Dumpster.
  • Part two of our conversation with Ron Skoler about his work promoting the mid-90’s IWC/AAA lucha libre shows, including Vampiro’s one-off appearance as well as the importance of the minis.
  • Part one of a talk with Georgia referee and office manager Bobby Simmons, covering topics that include the death of Ray Gunkel, the Georgia wrestling war between the NWA & Ann Gunkel Enterprises and Gorilla Watts.

Plus, we talk Chris Candido, The Steiners, Nikita Koloff and much, much more, including the Dennis of the Week!

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, which doesn’t cost you anything extra. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.