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Episode 76: The Flowers Of Pain

THE MOTHERSHIP!  The 6:05 Superpodcast is back with another packed episode!  Join The Great Brian Last, with Jeff Bowdren in the co-host chair, for this “oh criminy” inducing show, featuring:

– Bertrand Hebert returns to the show to discuss his new book, our Book Of The Week, Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story, out now on ECW Press!  Bertrand talks about Maurice’s early days in Montreal, his street brawls and amateur wrestling achievements, as well as Maurice’s later success in his home town.  We hear about the development of the Mad Dog character and the impact he had on the AWA, Montreal and Portland.  Bertrand also talks about how Maurice helped many legendary wrestlers early in their career.  A fun and informative look at one of wrestling’s all time greats!

– Stan Saxon, the man behind the mask of Brother Midnight, joins the show to discuss his career and the creation of his popular gimmick.  Stan talks about the scene he broke into in Canada and the injury that led him to put on the mask, baby!  We will hear about Brother Midnight’s famed programs & promos with The Tulip, The Sassy Man, and Sweet Daddy Caddy!  Stan also talks about his post-Midnight gimmick of Dr. X and gives an example of one of his promos.  A really cool look at a popular Superpodcast figure!

Also, TGBL & Jeff discuss the Road Warriors, Buddy Landel, as well as Jeff’s new podcast – Breaking Kayfabe with Jeff Bowdren.  Plus the Tom Robinson Medical Update, Hot Dog, the Handsome Boogie Man & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story by Bertrand Hebert & Pat Laprade

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:13:04)
  • Here & There (1:27:11)
  • Stan Saxon (1:52:50)
  • Bertrand Hebert on Mad Dog Vachon (2:35:36)

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Episode 74: Memory Full

The Mothership has landed, and the latest episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast has arrived!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown, aka Vandal Drummond, for a slam packed show, featuring:

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week, with a look at classic wrestling newspaper articles covering in-ring deaths, a wrestling match resulting in a grand jury inquiry, an extremely long match, a painful case of mistaken identity and more!

– In part two of our discussion with Tony Meyers, Tony shares his memories of his mentor, the late Mr. Pogo.  We hear all about Pogo’s career, including why he had to get a real job while working in Los Angeles.  Tony tells us how Pogo got his name, why he ended up wrestling a hardcore style, and what Pogo the promoter was like to work for.  Tony also goes into detail about Mr’ Pogo’s last days.

– TGBL & Kurt talk about Wild Bull Curry, Chavo Guerrero, Dory Funk Jr. and, of course, Dr. Jerry Graham.  Also, a new Larry Nelson sound bite, a debate on silliness in wrestling, Kurt’s story of presenting Yoshihiro Asai with an award & more!  Plus an update on the medical condition of Tom Robinson!

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Book Of The Week:

Tuesday Night At The Gardens: Pro Wrestling In Louisville by Jim Cornette with Mark James

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:09)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:15:10)
  • Here & There (2:22:08)
  • Tony Myers part two (2:52:28)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (3:40:12)

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Episode 72: Beau The Dog

Batten down the hatches!  The Mothership has landed and it is time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Joining The Great Brian Last this week in the co-host chair is Tom Robinson!  This packed show features:

– Rip Rogers joins the show discuss ICW, The Poffos and his memory of the night of the Sugar Hold Challenge!  Rip, who was a partner in ICW, shares his knowledge about how ICW was formed and what it was like to be involved in an outlaw promotion.  Rip also gives tells us what he saw when Randy Savage & Bill Dundee had their parking lot fight which ended with Dundee having a broken jaw, as well as the infamous fight Randy Savage got into at the Waffle House!  A fun and informative talk!

– Longtime WWWF TV “timekeeper at the bell” Mike Mittman talks about his many years sitting ringside at TV tapings in Allentown & Hamburg.  Mike shares him memories of popular ring announcer Joe McHugh, who he was close with, as well as Dr. George Zahorian, who Mike introduced into the world of wrestling.  Mike talks about Vince McMahon Sr. & Jr., Gorilla Monsoon, Phil Zacko & many more.  Mike also tells us about the night he refereed a Saturday Night’s Mani Event and got clobbered by Andre The Giant!

– TGBL & TR Shock discuss everything from Tom’s recent attempt to meet Cyndi Lauper to Jim Ross.  Plus Hot Dog & Lasto, TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man, Jim Cornette’s Answering Machine, the Tom Robinson Impression Challenge & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Classic Arena Programs #1: Slam-O-Gram Volume 1 by Scott Teal

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:011:36)
  • Here & There (1:51:29)
  • Mike Mittman (2:13:40)
  • Rip Rogers (3:03:05)

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.

Holiday Special: Independence Day Star Wars

The 6:05 Superpodcast is celebrating America’s birthday with another edition of Star Wars!

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Minimal Edits! 

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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 (UK) (CA), 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.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Holiday Special: Memorial Day/Sick Day Star Wars

It’s Memorial Day weekend and TGBL has had a few sick days lately, so it’s seems like the perfect time for another Superpodcast Star Wars!

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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 (UK) (CA), 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.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

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)

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

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!

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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!

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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)

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