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Episode 66: Baby Baby

The Mothership has landed and it is time for another edition of the only podcast that matters!  This week on the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined again by Tom Robinson for a fun show, featuring:

– The Superpodcast Roundtable debuts with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi discussing Fred Blassie and their Blassie Fan Clubs.  This fun talk gives insight on exactly how Jeff & John each met Blassie and how both of them received permission to run his fan club.  We hear what the fan club scene was like, and what membership included.  This segment also shines a light on what kind of guy Fred Blassie was, and why so many loved him.

– Classic audio from Dennis Coralluzzo’s 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon.  This was the second annual tribute to Eddie, and featured speeches by Bill Watts, Bill Apter, Jim Cornette, Harley Race, Buddy Landel, Tommy Gilbert & more.

– Bobby Blaze joins the show to discuss his recent appearance on the news about a new club operating in his home town.

– TGBL & TR talk about everything from the Wrestle War ’90 rap to Larry Sharpe.  Also, TRnac, the Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, new sound drops & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Richmond 9-5171: A Wrestling Story by Jeff Walton with Scott Walton

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & the May 5th release of David Childers’ new album “Run Skeleton Run.”
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:15:25)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:16:40)
  • Here & There (1:30:17)
  • Bobby Blaze (1:40:21)
  • 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon (1:50:54)
  • Superpodcast Roundtable with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi (2:49:00)

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Episode 65: Through The Gift Shop

Mercy! The Superpodcast is back with another packed show of classic wrestling stories & humor!  Tom Robinson is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last for a fun show which features:

– A conversation with Bryan Greenberg, who was a producer of the cult classic I Like To Hurt People!  Bryan talks all about putting the movie together and working with The Sheik and the Detroit wrestling office.  We hear about what the movie was originally going to be, what it was like to spend time at The Sheik’s house, how the movie evolved into the version we all know, and Bryan’s current project to release I Like To Hurt People Too.  We also hear about many of the characters in the movie, including Dusty Rhodes, Andre The Giant, Dick The Bruiser, Bobo Brazil & more!

– Barry Rose, the man behind the Championship Wrestling from Florida Archives facebook group, joins the show for a fun talk!   Barry talks about what it was like growing up in Florida and some of the great wrestlers he got to see on a regular basis.  We hear about how Barry heard the news about the plane crash that ended Buddy Colt’s wrestling career and ended Bobby Shane’s life.  Barry also talks about the fun times he had at the WFIA conventions in Knoxville and Atlanta, including his memories of the night Ole Anderson turned on Dusty Rhodes in the cage!  Finally, Barry lets us know all about the upcoming event he has put together bringing The Assassin, and others, back to Florida!

– We have some classic audio from the mid-1980’s of Dr. Jerry Graham.  We have heard so many stories about The Doc, this week we get to hear his actual voice!

– TGBL & TR talk about numerous topics, from meditation to light beers.  For the Tom Robinson Impression Challenge, Tom attempts to impersonate the 1986 WWF roster.  Plus TRnac, the Handsome Boogie Man, a potential new Top Ten contender and more!

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Book Of The Week:

“Woo…Mercy Daddy!” Welcome To My World – The Jimmy Valiant Story by Jimmy Valiant

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & Samantha Crain’s new album “You Had Me At Goodbye.”
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:08:27)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:10:45)
  • Here & There (1:30:20)
  • Dr. Jerry Graham Classic Audio (1:46:58)
  • Barry Rose (2:03:32)
  • Bryan Greenberg (2:57:43)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Holiday Special: Opening Day Star Wars

It’s Opening Day of the baseball season, an eternal day of optimism and hope!  Seemed like a good reason for another 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 and their vinyl release of Josh White’s legendary album Josh At Midnight.
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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
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Holiday Special: Snow Day Star Wars

Last Manor received a foot of snow this week, which seems like a great reason for another Superpodcast Holiday 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 and their latest release:
Bombadil’s new album “Fences”
The album can be purchased at independent record stores, iTunes & other online retailers!
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Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 61: Dogs Barking

The Superpodcast is back this week with a special episode, as The Great Brian Last and co-host Tom Robinson are both under the weather.  This shorter than usual episode features a couple of looks at the life and career of Chavo Guerrero.

– Jeff Walton, the longtime Los Angeles / LeBell wrestling promotion publicist and announcer, joins the show to discuss Chavo’s place in Los Angeles wrestling history.  In telling the story of Chavo in LA, Jeff gives a history of that office throughout the 1970’s and into it’s end in the early 1980’s.  Jeff talks about bookers Louis Tillet and Leo Garibaldi, the emergence of Roddy Piper, how the LA promotion lost it’s english speaking television and ended up on the Spanish International Network and more!  Jeff also discusses the end of Mike LeBell’s promotion and Vince McMahon’s arrival in Los Angeles in 1983.  A really fascinating look at one of wrestling’s legendary cities!

– Dr. Tom Prichard joins the show again this week to share his memories of Chavo.  Tom watched Chavo while he was growing up in Houston, was booked by Chavo in Los Angeles and was Chavo’s “rookie” in Texas.  Tom tells some great stories and sheds some light on what Chavo was like to work for and with.  Tom shares interesting stories about Chavo’s relationship with Bill Watts, the Paul Boesch retirement show in 1987, his last time running into Chavo and more!

Time Stamps:

  • Dr. Tom Prichard (0:30:06)
  • Jeff Walton (0:52:50)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 59: Is That For True?

Set your clock to Turner Time, as this week’s 6:05 Superpodcast has arrived!  Tom Robinson is back in the co-host chair, joining The Great Brian Last for another week of The Only Podcast That Matters! This episode features:

– Another edition of In The News, where Jim Cornette & TGBL look at classic newspaper stories about professional wrestling.  Topics this week include athletic commissions, worked street fights for publicity, and the story of Sputnik Monroe’s 1960 arrest.

– Dan Farren joins the show to discuss the late Bobby Shane.  Dan tells us about his shock when Bobby Shane showed up in January of 1975 to work a week for the Los Angeles office.  We hear details about how Shane was in the ring and what kind of heat he drew without even doing an interview.  Dan will also share the story of Bobby Shane’s last main event, which he witnessed.

– Musician and podcaster Otis Gibbs joins the show to discuss the song Sputnik Monroe, off his new album Mount Renraw.  Otis talks about why the story of Sputnik inspired him to write the song, which we will hear at the conclusion of the interview.  We also hear about Otis growing up watching Dick The Bruiser in Indianapolis.

– TGBL & TR discuss a wide range of issues, including Stan Lane’s ability to pick up women, “Superfly” Sivi Afi, the New Buddha Khan and much more!  Plus the wildest TRnac yet, the Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, the Tom Robinson impression challenge and more!

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Song Of The Week:

Sputnik Monroe by Otis Gibbs

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:07:06)
  • Here & There (1:25:16)
  • Dan Farren on Bobby Shane (1:56:22)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:26:38)
  • Otis Gibbs on Sputnik Monroe (3:06:48)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Holiday Special: Christmas Star Wars

Season’s Greetings from the 6:05 Superpodcast!

Here is a special surprise holiday show: Christmas Star Wars!

No Top Ten

No Interviews

No Segments

No Time Stamps

No Plugs

No EDITS!

Just The Great Brian Last and several of your favorite Superpodcast co-hosts shooting the breeze!

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Episode 54: The Tire Incident

The Superpodcast returns with a hangover edition of the show, following last week’s anniversary celebration, with Tom Robinson back in the co-host chair.   This week on the show:

– Derrick Dukes joins the show to talk about his time in the AWA during the last years of that promotion.  Derrick shares his memories of what the atmosphere around the AWA was like when he got there and, of course, about his infamous feud with Colonel DeBeers.  We will also hear about what happened when Derrick tried to get out of his AWA contract, his memories of Kerry Von Erich & SuperClash III, why Ricky Rice was always having problems with the promotion and much more!  A really fun conversation!

– A mystery guest, who requested anonymity, will talk about Santo Gold’s Blood Circus.  This guest worked on the film and is also one of the very few who actually saw it in a theater!

– The Great Brian Last & Tom discuss a number of issues, including a totally wild Dr. Jerry Graham story, steroids, masked men and more!  TR also tries out a new wrestling comedy bit he is working on.

– Scott Cornish briefly joins the show to read a goodbye letter from the Impressionist Jim Ross!

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Time Stamps:

  • Scott Cornish on Impressionist Jim Ross (0:25:00)
  • TRnac (0:45:00)
  • Mystery Guest on Santo Gold & Blood Circus (1:38:55)
  • Derrick Dukes (2:08:15)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 49: Stunt Granny

Your weekly fix of the Superpodcast has arrived!  Popular co-host Tom Robinson is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last, for another fun trip on the Mothership!  This week’s show features:

– An extensive interview with Colt Toombs, the son of Roddy Piper.  Colt and his sister Ariel’s book on their father, “Rowdy,” was recently published and is our Book Of The Week.  Colt talks about the process of putting this book together and tracing his father’s story, as well as what Roddy’s intentions were when he started putting this book together.  This fun talk illuminates a Roddy Piper that fans never got to know and explains the origins of the rowdy one!

– Classic audio from October 18, 1983 of Captain Lou Albano and Fred Blassie on Rod Luck’s radio show in Philadelphia.  This show, recorded the day after the famous Jimmy Snuka cage match with Don Muraco and less than a week after the passing of the Grand Wizard, is a fascinating time capsule to the period right before the WWF would aggressively compete against the rest of the wrestling industry.  Callers ask about Hulk Hogan, Crusher Verdu, Ric Flair, the status of the WWF Championship in the magazines and more!

– Dan Farren joins the show again to discuss his appearance as the masked referee on the infamous television special Exposed: Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets.

– As discussed on last week’s show, we get to hear John Tolos interviews from 1970 in Los Angeles.  These interviews, which were taped off TV for Bob Barnett, are the only example of Tolos’ amazing work during this period of his career.  Tolos discusses upcoming matches with Fred Blassie, Mil Mascaras and Man Mountain Mike.

– TGBL & TR talk about a multitude of topics, including Tony Schiavone, Bruno Sammartino, notorious fans, Jushin Liger, Halloween Havoc 1992, Dave Brown, Tom’s hatred of Tony Garea and night out with the Clique and much more!  Plus appearances from Impressionist Jim Ross & Stuttering Tommy Rich!  CALL SOMEBODY!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:16:11)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:35:56)
  • Here and There (1:53:27)
  • Dan Farren on Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets TV special (2:01:46)
  • John Tolos audio (2:09:22)
  • Lou Albano & Fred Blassie on Philadelphia Radio (2:22:11)
  • Colt Toombs on Roddy Piper book “Rowdy” (3:13:15)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Episode 48: Old Lady

CALL SOMEBODY!  The Superpodcast returns for another packed show combining the best in wrestling history and humor!  Join The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host chair Bob Barnett for a wild show, featuring:

– What happens when Dennis Coralluzzo misdials Jim Cornette and gets an angry old lady?  You’ll find out this week with the airing of the notorious Old Lady prank phone calls from the mid-1990’s.

– California superman Roy Lucier joins the show to talk about the South California lucha scene of the early 1990’s, including the famed incident when he was kicked out of the biggest lucha show in U.S. history before the event even started after he almost caused a riot.

– Allan Blackstock talks with TGBL about the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame class of 2016, after both recently received their ballots and became voters.  Allan will also explain why, in his opinion, Big Daddy is a clear cut Hall of Famer.

– After last week’s tale of Diamond Dallas Page’s escapades at an Upstate New York indie show, referee Jonathan Ashe tells us exactly what happened that day from his perspective.

– TGBL & Bob talk about a wide range of topics, including Buddy Rose’s paranoia, The Sheik vs. The Jewish Heavyweight Champion, Mark Lewin, Akira Taue, Ricki Starr, Bob’s first observations of Los Angeles wrestling, Dr. Mike Lano, Verne Gagne, John Tolos, Superstar Billy Graham, Los Angeles studio wrestling, Dick Lane, the death of Gino Hernandez, Eddie Gilbert, Bob’s trips to Mexico, Arnold Skaaland, Johnny Valentine, Island & Sunnyside Gardens, Bruno Sammartino & Killer Kowalski’s wigs and much more!  Plus, appearances by Impressionist Jim Ross & Stuttering Tommy Rich!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:01:48)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:39:07)
  • Jonathan Ashe on DDP at 2CW (2:04:51)
  • Roy Lucier on 1990’s California Lucha (2:18:52)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Old Lady prank calls (2:41:53)
  • Allan Blackstock on the Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame (3:02:13)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.