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Episode 90: American Gladiator Dinner Theater

The MOTHERSHIP has landed!  Join The Great Brian Last & popular co-host Howard Baum for the latest episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:

– Tim Tyler, the voice of ICW, joins the show to share his stories of working for the Poffos!  We hear about how Randy & Angelo secured their tv studio, and what the employees of the station thought of the wrestlers.  Tim talks about the interesting manner in which the Poffos paid him, as well as some of the most memorable moments he witnessed from his announce desk!

– John Lister, author of Have A Good Week… Till Next Week, our Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the history of British wrestling on TV!  John talks about how he was able to track down many of England’s legendary wrestlers and get them to open up about their careers.  We hear about some of the biggest stars from the original World Of Sport era, as well as what Big Daddy’s place in history is!

– Broadway Danny Wolf is here to discuss his time around wrestling & roller derby!  Danny talks about the wrestling he grew up on in Los Angeles, as well as how he got Memphis wrestling on cable tv!  We hear about FNN/Score’s role in Superclash 3, as well as Danny’s memories of Roller Jam on TNN and how ECW & WWE were involved.  Lots of roller derby history in this fun segment!

– Howard & TGBL discuss various topics including the wildness of Dick Slater, the decline of Florida wrestling, if Lex Luger was ever any good, funny Phil Zacko & Pat Patterson quotes & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Have A Good Week… Till Next Week by John Lister

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Time Stamps:

  • Tim Tyler (1:12:40)
  • John Lister (1:47:25)
  • Broadway Danny Wolf (2:33:33)

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

Holiday Special: Labor Day Star Wars 2018

Nobody works on Labor Day, so instead sit back & enjoy another 6:05 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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Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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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 89: Funnel Of Death

You never know when the MOTHERSHIP will land, and here it is!  The mighty 6:05 Superpodcast has returned!  The Great Brian Last is joined by Kurt Brown for this packed episode, featuring:

– Tim Hornbaker, author of Death Of The Territories, our Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the changing face of wrestling in the 1980’s.  We talk about a period of time where the NWA lost all it’s power and Vince McMahon swiftly consolidated the domestic wrestling business.  This fun discussion touches on Ole, Verne, Turner, syndication, St. Louis, cable & much more!

– Jerry Grey returns with more tales of his adventures in and around wrestling.  Jerry talks about his time working for New Japan, and why Rick Steiner was rough with wrestlers and fans.  Jerry reveals which wrestler successfully had marijuana sent to him in Japan! Plus we also hear another crazy Jake Roberts story!

– Dan Farren is back to discuss the legendary team of Black Gordman & Great Goliath.  Los Angeles fans have always raved about Gordman & Goliath, and Dan will explain why!

– William Harding, the Sugar Hold Champion, returns to the Superpodcast and gives us an update on his relationship with wrestling since his appearance on the 6:05.  The last time William was on the show, he talked about when he met Bob Roop for the Sugar Hold Challenge; this time, we will hear about what happened when William ran into Roop 37 years later!

– Bobby Fulton joins the show to discuss the late Nikolai Volkoff, sharing the story of the night he wrestled Nikolai and the ring didn’t show up!

– Plus TGBL & Vandal talk about a Pat Tanaka newspaper story, recent deaths in wrestling & more.

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Book Of The Week:

Death Of The Territories by Tim Hornbaker

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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Time Stamps:

  • Bobby Fulton (0:39:24)
  • William Harding (0:49:40)
  • Dan Farren (1:18:22)
  • Jerry Grey (1:45:08)
  • Tim Hornbaker (2:45:21)

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

Episode 88: Chinese Democracy

Just when you thought it was safe, THE MOTHERSHIP has landed! Join The Great Brian Last and co-host Howard Baum for this packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:

– Wrestling historian & journalist Fumi Saito joins the show again to discuss the early days of Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki.  TGBL & Fumi talk about how Baba & Inoki were both hand-picked by Rikidozan, yet had very different experiences.  We hear about Toyonobori’s role in history, the formation of Tokyo Pro Wrestling, the Baba & Inoki tag tea, the eventual formation of All Japan and New Japan & more!

– Jeff Walton returns to discuss some of the men who held the WWA World Title in the 1960’s.  Once considered one of wrestling’s major world championships, the Los Angeles based title was worn by some of wrestling’s biggest stars.  We hear about Mark Lewin, Pedro Morales, the night Bearcat Wright decided to double cross Fred Blassie & more!

– Jerry Grey is back, sharing more of his tales from his years on the road.  Jerry discusses getting to know Bruiser Brody, and why Brody was concerned in Japan.  We also hear some wild & crazy Steve “Dr. Death” Williams stories, Jerry’s thoughts on Grizzly Smith & more!

Plus the Top Ten with Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Hiccuping Moolah & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Masked Decisions: The Triangular Life Of Dick “The Destroyer” “Dr. X” Beyer by Vincent Evans with Dick Beyer

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:22:22)
  • Here & There (1:19:07)
  • Jerry Grey (1:28:59)
  • Jeff Walton (2:00:35)
  • Fumi Saito (2:47:02)

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

Episode 87: Bow To The King

THE MOTHERSHIP!  The 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with another packed episode! This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by the host of Breaking Kayfabe with Bowdren & Barry, Jeff Bowdren, for a loaded show, featuring:

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns, where Jim & TGBL look over classic newspaper articles from wrestling’s past!

– In a special edition of the Superpodcast Roundtable, Bobby Fulton & Jerry Grey talk about their memories of working together in Mid South & Memphis.  We also hear about Bugsy McGraw, Terry Gordy being sued by Buddy Landel, Ohio wrestling history, Buzz Sawyer & more!

– Roy Lucier returns to the show to discuss his work to preserve the visual history of wrestling, as well as the recently unearthed footage of Spiros Arion’s WWWF heel turn on Bruno Sammartino & Jay Strongbow!

– In the lights out portion of the program, we have a second Superpodcast Roundtable, this one discussing the 2018 Cauliflower Alley convention with Howard Baum, Kurt Brown & Jayce Naccarato.  Find out all about this years get together, in this train wreck of a segment!

Plus, a special appearance by Hot Dog, a new Top Ten contender, a word about Buddha Khan & more!

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Book Of The Week:

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

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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Time Stamps:

  • Roy Lucier (0:11:07)
  • Superpodcast Roundtable with Bobby Fulton & Jerry Grey (0:28:42)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (1:49:22)
  • Cauliflower Alley Roundtable with Kurt Brown, Howard Baum & Jayce Naccarato (2:44:46)

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

Episode 86: Nobody Knows

Jump aboard the MOTHERSHIP for another packed episode of the only podcast that matters, the 6:05 Superpodcast!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host, wrestling humorist Scott Cornish, for a fun show, featuring:

– Dr. D David Schultz returns to the show for part three of our talk with him.  In this installment, David talks about his final days with the WWF, as well as what exactly happened between him and Mr. T!

– The Superpodcast Roundtable returns with Jerry Grey & Kurt Brown discussing the Pacific Northwest.  Buddy Rose, Roddy Piper, Elton Owen, Billy Jack Haynes, drugs & more are discussed!

– John Hitchcock returns this week with another installment of Front Row Section D, discussing the 1975 Mid Atlantic U.S. Title Tournament!  John also talks about Front Row Section D on tour, which was something that Dusty Rhodes did not want to see on his first night back in WCW!

– TGBL & Scott discuss the Andre The Giant documentary, how much heat the Dudleys had, old magazine headlines & more!  Plus the Top Ten with Hot Dog & Lasto, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Hiccuping Moolah & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Don’t Call Me Fake: The Real Story of Dr. D David Schultz by David Schultz with John Cosper

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:21:29)
  • Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock (1:28:30)
  • Superpodcast Pacific Northwest Roundtable (2:08:17)
  • Dr. D David Schultz part three (3:18:45)

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

Bruno Sammartino Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the life and career of the legendary Bruno Sammartino!

The Great Brian Last is joined by John McAdam, for this tribute to Bruno, with many voices lending their thoughts and memories!

Time Stamps:

  • Don Leo Jonathan  (0:14:50)
  • Cowboy Bill Watts (0:17:22)
  • Tom Burke (1:05:49)
  • Wayne St. Wayne (1:30:48)
  • Ed Lock (1:34:51)
  • Fumi Saito (1:37:16)
  • John Arezzi (2:04:29)
  • Kevin Sullivan (2:27:03)

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: Opening Day Star Wars 2018

It’s Opening Day of the baseball season, an eternal day of optimism and hope, so that means it’s time for another 6:05 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!

*****
Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

*****

Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

*****

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

Episode 85: Mormon Giant

THE MOTHERSHIP is here!  It’s time for another packed episode of the only wrestling podcast that matters, the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this week’s festivities, featuring:

– The legendary Don Leo Jonathan joins the show to look back at his historic career.  Don Leo talks about his father, Brother Jonathan, and his memories of watching him wrestle as far back as the mid 1930’s.  Don Leo also shares his memories and thoughts about Jess McMahon, Rikidozan, Eddie Quinn, Giant Baba, Antonino Rocca, Killer Kowalski and more!  This is a rare chance to hear from someone who was a main eventer everywhere during wrestling’s golden age!

– Dr. D David Schultz returns to the show this week for part two of our discussion about his life and career, as well as his new book Don’t Call Me Fake!  In this installment, David talks about running into one of the Nasty Boys, Verne Gagne, Dennis Condrey, Phil Hickerson, and more!  The Doctor also talks about his experiences in Poland, and why some people just seem to mess with the wrong guy!

– Scott Teal joins the show again for his annual visit to discuss Crowbar Press!  Scott looks back at the many fine books he published in 2017 and gives us a sneak peak of what’s on the agenda for 2018!

– Jeff Walton is back this week, to discuss his experience in 1983 when he took over Vince McMahon’s programs & magazines.  This conversation gives some insight into exactly what Vince was planning as his national expansion kicked off!

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Book Of The Week:

Drawing Heat by Jim Freedman

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

*****

Support Jerry Grey’s cancer battle by making a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

*****

Time Stamps:

  • Jeff Walton (0:28:40)
  • Scott Teal (1:01:11)
  • Dr. D David Schultz (1:47:48)
  • Don Leo Jonathan (2:28:16)

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

A Conversation with Jerry Grey

This special edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast, A Conversation with Jerry Grey, began as an impromptu recording session for future segments on the show.  By the end of the recording, the decision was made for this to be a stand alone episode.

If you laugh, learn something, or simply enjoy Jerry Grey’s stories, then please consider donating to his gofundme page!  Now’s the time to help out!

Support Jerry’s cancer battle!
Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

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