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Houston Wrestling Special

On this special episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last & David Bixenspan take a look at the history of Houston wrestling.  Around clips from past episodes of the Superpodcast, TGBL & Bix talk both about their past experiences living through Superstorm Sandy and let the listeners know how they can help out with the relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.

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Time Stamps:

  • Peter Birkholz (0:18:57)
  • Tom Burke (1:44:05)
  • The Grappler (1:45:52)
  • Dr. Tom Prichard (1:58:19)

 

Episode 64: Beat Me If You Can

The Mothership has landed again and it’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  The Great Brian Last is joined this week by listener favorite Kurt Brown for a packed show featuring:

– Part Three of our talk with Lynn “The Grappler” Denton, which focuses on The Grappler’s time working in Portland for Don Owen.  We hear about the what it’s like to be both the lead heel and the booker in a territory.  The Grappler tells us about dealing with Billy Jack Haynes running opposition, as well as his later experience having to fire Billy Jack.  We also hear the stories of what caused The Grappler to get fired as booker and immediately re-hired as the assistant booker to Roddy Piper, what a young Scotty The Body (Raven) was like and who beat him up when he was fired, dealing with a difficult Athletic Commission, as well as Lynn’s brief tenure with WCW.  As always with The Grappler, this is a really fun and informative talk!

– Marty Goldstein joins the show to discuss his battles with a corrupt Athletic Commission in Manitoba and how he exposed them.  Marty lays out exactly how the Commission doctored papers in an attempt to rip off promoters.  We also hear about which former wrestler called Marty to threaten him for trying to do the right thing!

– TGBL & Kurt talk about a number of topics including lots of Dr. Jerry Graham stories, The Hangman, the Fred Blassie Fan Club, Dick Lane and much more!   

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Book Of The Week:

The Greatest Wrestling Ever in the History of Nashville
Volume 1 by Scott Teal & Don Luce

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records’ vinyl release of Josh White’s legendary album Josh At Midnight.
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:04:59)
  • Here & There (1:51:39)
  • Marty Goldstein (2:22:49)
  • The Grappler part three (3:19:42)

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Episode 63: Bowdren The Booker

The Superpodcast is back with it’s longest episode ever!  Join The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host Jeff Bowdren, author of Breaking Kayfabe: Dinner with the Legends of Wrestling, for a ride of the Mothership.  This episode features:

  Part two of our discussion with The Grappler!  In this installment, Lynn Denton tells us about how he was paired with Tony Anthony to form both The Grapplers and the Dirty White Boys.  We talk about their runs in Southwest, Memphis and Mid South.  Lynn also shares his memories of booking in Kansas City, the scariness of Killer Karl Kox, riding with Rick Rude and the death of Gino Hernandez.  As always with The Grappler, it’s a fun and informative talk!

– Sportscaster John WIlsbach joins the show to discuss a WWF charity show he brought to his high school in March of 1983.  This is a cool look into how schools worked with the WWF to put on shows shortly before the company expanded nationally.  John shares the story of how this show came to take place, which was during the height of Jimmy Snuka’s popularity.  John also recites the Don Muraco and Lou Albano promos that were sent to the school to promote the event!

– Dolph Ramseur of Ramseur Records joins the show to discuss growing up in the Carolinas watching Mid Atlantic Wrestling and why he chose to be the first sponsor of The Superpodcast!

– TGBL & Bowdren The Booker talk about name topics, including 1986 UWF, some of wrestling’s most hard hitting angles, mid-1980’s Florida, Ted DiBiase, Tully Blanchard, Lex Luger, the wardrobe of Tommy Rich.  Jeff also talks about his elevator run in with Bull Nakano, his old Observer column and his new book, which is our Book Of The Week!

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Book Of The Week:

Breaking Kayfabe: Dinner with the Legends of Wrestling by Jeff Bowdren

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Bombadil’s new album “Fences” on Ramseur Records, which can be purchased at independent record stores, iTunes & other online retailers!
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:20)
  • Dolph Ramseur of Ramseur Records (1:46:52)
  • Here & There (2:02:16)
  • John Wilsbach (2:28:19)
  • Book Of The Week (3:01:12)
  • The Grappler part two (3:18:28)

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, 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 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 60: International Sand Sculpture

The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it is time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  This week The Great Brian Last is joined by former Smoky Mountain Wrestling champion Bobby Blaze for a packed show, which features:

– Austin Idol joins the show to make a big announcement about his latest project in conjunction with the Superpodcast!

– Part one of our conversation with Lynn Denton, otherwise known as The Grappler.  Lynn talks about breaking into wrestling and his early stops in Amarillo, Calgary, Mid Atlantic and Mid South.  We will hear his thoughts on the popularity of the Junkyard Dod & Kerry Von Erich, as well as an explanation of how the loaded boot works.  Lynn also shares his memories of Ric Flair, the Dynamite Kid, ribs that he witnessed and much more!  A really fun talk!

– TGBL & Bobby talk about a wide range of subjects, from Superfly Sivi Afi to illegal cable hookups.  Bobby also talks about doing jobs in the early 1990’s for the WWF, how his tour of Australia in 1993 came together, and why working with Sid Vicious wasn’t always easy.  All of that and TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, the Handsome Boogie Man, a message from Ken Patera and much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Grappler: Memoirs Of A Masked Madman by Lynn “The Grappler” Denton

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:34:38)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:04:51)
  • Here & There (2:21:55)
  • Austin Idol (2:52:18)
  • The Grappler (3:09:13)

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 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 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.