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Episode 80: Second Anniversary Show

We are celebrating two years of THE MOTHERSHIP, as the 6:05 Superpodcast Second Anniversary Show has landed!  The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Jim Cornette for this fun episode, featuring:

– The Superpodcast Roundtable is back with a look at Japan with Dave Meltzer, Kurt Brown & Jeff Bowdren!  The story of 1980’s Japanese wrestling is told around the tales of Dave’s trips to Japan with Jeff in 1987 and Kurt in 1990.  We hear about Rikidozan, the popularity of All Japan Women, the impact of Akira Maeda, Mrs. Baba’s anger, the night Mitsuharu Misawa beat Jumbo Tsuruta, the introduction of true Lucha Libre to Japan, Bruiser Brody, how the junior heavyweights changed wrestling & more!  This is one of the most informative and fun segments in show history!

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week with a look at classic wrestling newspaper stories about bears, riots, Eddie Graham & more!

– TGBL’s Dad makes an appearance to discuss why he’s not a wrestling fan.

– Plus, The Top Ten, Brother Midnight, Dr. X, Slaughtering A Sacred Cow discussion, Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Jim reads angry letters & more!

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:22:57)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (1:36:10)
  • TGBL’s Dad (1:57:42)
  • Superpodcast Roundtable on Japan with Dave Meltzer, Kurt Brown & Jeff Bowdren  (2:12:37)

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.

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Episode 78: Corky Dan

It’s time to let out your best Dr. Jerry Graham war cry, as the Mothership has touched down once again!  This week on the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown (aka Vandal Drummond) for a super packed show, featuring:

– Part two of our conversation with Kevin Sullivan, going over Kevin’s turn to the darkside in Florida.  Kevin explains how Gordon Solie and Blackjack Mulligan helped establish him as the lead heel after many years as a babyface.  We hear the rationale behind some of Kevin’s interviews.  We also discuss underrated bookers and Bob Roop’s attempts to steal promotions.

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns!  This week, TGBL & Jim look at stories about Wahoo McDaniel, Mr. Moto, stolen wrestling rings & more!

– John Hitchcock makes his debut on the Superpodcast, sharing stories of the famed Front Row Section D in Greensboro.  This week, John talks about the night that he and his friends christened the Four Horsemen with the name we all know them by!

– Popular segment “What If?” returns this week, with TGBL & Bix answering listener inquires about Paul Heyman, Jerry Lawler, Sgt. Slaughter, Barry Windham, Ricky Steamboat, Mid South & World Class!

Plus TGBL & Kurt talk about Dr. Jerry Graham, Manami Toyota, Don Muraco, Norman Dooley, Gene Kiniski & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Front Row Section D by John Hitchcock

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Time Stamps:

  • “What If?” with David Bixenspan (1:12:06)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:06:03)
  • Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock (2:38:44)
  • Kevin Sullivan part two (3:12:39)

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.
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

Lance Russell Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast looks back on the life and career of Lance Russell, the greatest pro wrestling announcer of all time, with this special episode.  The Great Brian Last is joined by former Memphis manager, and the man behind Kentucky Fried Rasslin’, Scott Bowden, for this tribute to Lance, with many voices lending their thoughts and memories!

Time Stamps:

  • Lance Russell Interviewed By Jerry Lawler (0:30:48)
  • Ron Fuller (0:38:34)
  • David Bixenspan (0:48:21)
  • Bobby Fulton (1:15:07)
  • Pete Lederberg (1:20:48)
  • Howard Baum (1:48:20)
  • Dave Meltzer (1:57:29)
  • Kurt Brown (2:31:15)
  • Austin Idol (2:39:36)
  • Bobby Blaze (2:54:45)
  • Jammie Ward (3:01:22)
  • Kevin Sullivan (3:13:21)
  • Jim Cornette (3:40:56)

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 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)

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.
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.

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!

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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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.
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 68: Mood Enhancing Materials

It’s for true!  The Mothership has landed and another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast has arrived!  The Great Brian Last is joined this week by Kurt Brown in the co-host chair for another packed show, featuring:

– Part one of a conversation with Wayne St. Wayne, who wrestled in various territories as Mike Hammer.  Wayne talks about growing up in St. Louis and discovering wrestling, as well as many of the memorable shows he attended at the Kiel Auditorium.  We hear about Johnny Valentine, Dick The Bruiser, and how the St. Louis fans reacted to Bruno Sammartino.  Wayne reveals how he transitioned from being a photographer to being a wrestler, and talks about his stops in Amarillo, Mid South and Florida.  A fun talk!

– Scott Teal joins the show again to discuss the passing of wrestling historian J Michael Kenyon.  Scott explains why Kenyon is considered the “God of Wrestling Historians.”  Scott talks about working with Kenyon on projects, as well as future plans for some of the research and materials that Kenyon left.

– Roy Lucier returns to the show to discuss this year’s Cauliflower Alley Club convention in Las Vegas, which he just attended.

– TGBL & Vandal Drummond discuss many topics, including Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Dr. Jerry Graham & his Swami, Negro Casas, wrestlers with perms, Mil Mascaras shooting with Bob Roop, The Destroyer, Ricki Starr and more!  Plus TRnac, The Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, new Buddha Khan audio and much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Wrestling in the Garden – The Battle for New York: Works, Shoots & Double-Crosses by Scott Teal & J. Michael Kenyon

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:22:26)
  • Here & There (1:47:27)
  • Roy Lucier on Cauliflower Alley (1:55:56)
  • Scott Teal on J Michael Kenyon (2:36:37)
  • Wayne St. Wayne part one (3:10:41)

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.
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.

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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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Time Stamps:

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

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.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 57: Backstage Nazi

The Superpodcast is back for another week of action, as The Great Brian Last is joined by Kurt Brown, aka Vandal Drummond, for another ride on the Mothership of wrestling podcasts.  The 6:05 this week features:

  The debut of a new segment: In The News.  Jim Cornette & TGBL look back at newspaper headlines and stories from years gone by.  Among the names discussed this week are Dick The Bruiser, Elvis Presley, Sam Muchnick, Don Curtis & Babe Ruth.

– Tom Hankins, author of our Book Of The Week “The Mat, The Mob & Music” joins the show to talk about his career in and around wrestling.  Tom discusses the fan club scene of the early 1960’s, as well as wrestling in Iowa.   We will hear the fan convention Tom attended in Indianapolis where he met Jack Prefer and the memorable story of the role Bobby Hennan played in getting a young Tom laid.  Tom talks about the meeting he had with Nick Gulas after he almost caused Memphis wrestling to be thrown off TV.  We also hear about the early 1980’s Los Angeles scene in the dying days of the LeBell wrestling promotion.  Plus, Tom talks about The Hangman and tells us what he knows about the career of Bruce Pobanz!

– Kurt & TGBL chat about numerous topics, including Incredibly Strange Wrestling, Diamond Timothy Flowers, Bobby Shane, the death of David Von Erich, California Championship Wrestling, and more!  Kurt shares a bunch of amazing Dr. Jerry Graham stories as well!

Plus TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, the Handsome Boogie Man and much more!

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Book Of The Week:

The Mat, The Mob & Music! by Tom Hankins

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:26:59)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:43:10)
  • Here & There (1:52:53)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:12:40)
  • Tom Hankins part one (3:05:108)

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 50: The Doctors

The MOTHERSHIP has landed and another highly sought after episode of the Superpodcast is here!  Kurt Brown, aka Vandal Drummond, takes his seat in the co-host chair again to join The Great Brian Last on another journey into a classic wrestling state of euphoria.  This week’s show features:

– An extensive interview with Dr. Tom Prichard, covering his days as a fan and his earliest days in the wrestling business.  We talk about the differences between West Texas wrestling and Houston wrestling, Wild Bull Curry, working in the Houston office as a teenager, training with the Iron Sheik, Gino Hernandez and much more!  Also, Tom shares his memories of working in Los Angeles, Portland and Atlanta, as well as his thoughts on working with Chris Colt.  This interview is one of the best in Superpodcast history!

– Sheldon Goldberg joins the show for the Dennis Of The Week, paying tribute to his friend Dennis Coralluzzo.  Sheldon talks about how important Dennis was to the progression of independent wrestling and what he meant to the 1990’s independent wrestling scene.  We also hear about what the Massachusetts indie scene was like.  This is a really fun conversation that sheds light on the often ignored history of independent wrestling.

– Part two of our John Tolos audio, this time featuring interviews from June of 1971 dealing with Tolos’ feuds with Mil Mascaras and Fred Blassie.

– As usual, the Top Ten turns into a series of wide ranging conversations, as TGBL & Kurt discuss topics such as All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling, The Bionic Wrestler Lars Anderson, Dick Lane, Los Angeles studio wrestling, Rex Arnold, the Los Angeles independent scene of the early 1980’s and much more!  Kurt also shares some amazing stories about Dr. Jerry Graham!  The Top Ten also features Sheldon Goldberg’s stories about Mike Lano, and appearances by Stuttering Tommy Rich and the Impressionist Jim Ross!

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Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:17:54)
  • Fantasy Booking (2:09:30)
  • Here and There (2:16:00)
  • John Tolos audio (2:30:09)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Sheldon Goldberg (2:37:39)
  • Dr. Tom Prichard (3:03:12)

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 45: Marriott Parking Lot

The MOTHERSHIP is back again for another action packed week of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Kurt Brown is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last on this fun episode, which features:

– A talk with Les Thatcher about his start in the business with Tony Santos’ promotion in Boston.  Les discusses living and working with Pat Patterson, Ron Dupree and Terry Garvin, why the Santos promotion had no TV, the workers back then versus the performers today, Jack Pfefer’s relationship with Santos and much more!

– A conversation with wrestling historian Tom Burke about his friend, and one of wrestling’s most misunderstood characters, Chris Colt.  Colt has been a popular subject on the Superpodcast and Tom  sheds light on what made him tick.

– An interview with filmmaker Jeff Krulik, of Heavy Metal Parking Lot fame, about his 1994 film Mr. Blassie Goes To Washington.

– Amy Lee joins the show for the Dennis Of The Week, our weekly tribute to promoter Dennis Coralluzzo.  Amongst other stories, Amy talks about her legendary parking lot fight with Dennis.

– The Top Ten, as usual, goes in a million directions, covering Titanes En El Ring, Slammers and Verne Langdon, Tony Rocco and Widman Jack Armstrong, the fake Apache Bull Ramos, Japanese wrestler misspellings & wrestler nicknames in the Observer, Wild Bull Currry, The Antichrist, Captain Lou Albano’s promo for Mike Lano’s tv show, Longmont Potion Castle and much more!

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Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:08:02)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:31:13)
  • Here & There (1:36:06)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Amy Lee (1:43:21)
  • Tom Burke on Chris Colt  (2:08:12)
  • Jeff Krulik on Mr. Blassie Goes To Washington (2:46:44)
  • Les Thatcher on starting out in Boston (3:07:38)

 
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.