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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)

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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)

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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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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.
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 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.