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Episode 103: I Use Nikon

The MOTHERSHIP has landed! It’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast! Join The Great Brian Last for this packed episode, featuring:

– Bertrand Hebert returns to the show to discuss his newest book, The Eighth Wonder Of The World: The True Story Of Andre The Giant! Bertrand reveals how he and Pat Laprade researched Andre’s life and career back to the beginning, shattering several myths along the way!

– Geoff Winningham joins the show to talk about the new edition of his landmark book, Friday Night In The Coliseum! Geoff reveals how was able to document Houston wrestling from a vantage point few outsiders had ever had! Geoff talks of his relationships with Paul Boesch, the wrestlers and the fans in Houston!

– Steve Verrier is with us to discuss the life and times of Gene Kiniski! This talk touches on the former NWA Champion’s early days, championship run, personal life and much more!

– Brad Balukjian joins the show to discuss his book The Wax Pack, as well as his attempt to write the biography of The Iron Sheik! We hear about how Brad got to know the Iron Sheik, including traveling with him to his induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame, as well as what life with the Sheik was like! Ultimately, we find out why Brad’s project didn’t come to fruition in this illuminating talk!

– Popular co-host & guest Howard Baum is back to discuss his recent day with Pat Patterson!

– We have classic 50th State Big Time Wrestling audio from March 1, 1969, featuring Wahoo McDaniel, Ripper Collins, Nick Bockwinkel, Toru Tanaka, Ed Francis, Lord James Blears, Rocky Montero, Tex McKenzie and Handsome Johnny Barend!

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Book(s) Of The Week:
Eight Wonder Of The World by Bertrand Hebert & Pat Laprade
Friday Night In The Coliseum by Geoff Winningham
The Wax Pack by Brad Balukjian
Gene Kiniski by Steve Verrier

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Time Stamps:

  • Howard Baum on Pat Patterson (0:01:19)
  • 50th State Wrestling audio from March 1, 1969 (0:50:09)
  • Steve Verrier on Gene Kiniski (1:15:57)
  • Brad Balukjian on The Iron Sheik (2:07:43)
  • Geoff Winningham on Houston Wrestling (2:50:47)
  • Bertrand Hebert on Andre The Giant (3:52:52)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Associate Producer:  Jayce Naccarato

6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Holiday Special: Opening Day Star Wars 2020 – Extra Innings

Opening Day Star Wars wasn’t the end – it’s time for more wrestling & baseball talk with Extra Innings of this 6:05 Superpodcast Star Wars special!

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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 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 102: Striking The Gong

The Mothership has landed! It’s time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast! The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Kurt Brown for another packed episode, featuring:

– Jeff Oddo returns to the show with the story of Ringmasters: The Great American Bash! Find out how the Dusty Rhodes’ 1985 supercard found it’s way onto VHS! Jeff shares the story of how Crockett Promotions got involved with this project, as well as the meeting with Dusty where the Bash concept was spelled out! Jeff also talks about doing public relations for the NWA when they first came to Philadelphia, including taking Sgt. Slaughter on a publicity tour & more!

– Scott Teal is back this week with our conversation about Soulman: the Rocky Johnson biography. Find out how Scott got involved with this project and the process he undertook to put together this book! Hear why things fell apart between Scott & Rocky after Scott wrote the book, as well as who may have been behind some of the problems! Learn who really wrote Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s foreword to the book! Plus Scott talks about his future plans & more!

– Greg Oliver joins the show to discuss his involvement with the Soulman book project and why he ended up not writing the book! Greg lays out the chain of events which saw him take on the project, sign a contract to write the book, and then no longer be on the project!

– Al Getz returns to discuss his Charting The Territories project & site! Al goes into detail about the travels and research he has been doing, honing in on the McGuirk & Watts territories!  Al also talks about a new statistic he has developed and how it can be applied to wrestling research! We look at the Midnight Express and Magnum T.A. in 1984 as Al explains his SPOT & FEUD stats!

– From April 6, 1968, we have classic audio from 50th State Wrestling in Hawaii! Hosted by Ed Francis & Lord James Blears, we hear a live studio demo from Jim Hady, as well as promos from Peter Maivia, The Missing Link (Pampero Firpo), Jerry London, Ripper Collins, Curtis “The Bull” Iaukea, Handsome Johnny Barend, Pat Sherry & Joyce Grable and Bette Boucher & The Fabulous Moolah! Plus Hady & The Link receive new belts for being the NWA Hawaiian Tag Team Champions!

– We have some outtakes from the recordings of Kentucky Fried Rasslin, where the late Scott Bowden & TGBL struggle to get through the opening segments!

– Plus TGBL & Kurt look at Calgary wrestling rules & regulations and much more!

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Book Of The Week:
The books of Crowbar Press
The books of Greg Oliver

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Time Stamps:

  • Al Getz on Charting The Territories (0:37:54)
  • 50th State Wrestling audio from April 6, 1968 (1:35:18)
  • Scott Teal (2:22:53)
  • Greg Oliver (2:49:21)
  • Jeff Oddo (3:20:14)
  • Kentucky Fried Rasslin’ outtakes (4:29:44)

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 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 101: Burlesque

The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it is time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast! Join The Great Brian Last for this episode, featuring:

– Scott Teal joins the shows to discuss his time on the Cauliflower Alley Club’s executive board. As Executive Vice President of the CAC, Scott experienced the good and the bad of the organization, leading to his eventual resignation. Find out what happened and why Scott won’t be returning to the annual Vegas convention & reunion!

– Hustler Rip Rogers returns to discuss the late Izzy Slapowitz. Rip remembers when they first met while working for the Culkins and how they met up again in ICW, and talks about the inner workings of the Poffo’s ICW In telling the story of Izzy!

– Roger Smith is back on the show to remember his tag partner Randy Colley. From teaming as Assassins to the development of the Demolition gimmick, and from Pensacola to Memphis, Roger shares his memories of his friend!

– Howard Baum is back this week, sharing his thoughts on modern wrestling!  Plus TGBL & Howard review the recently unearthed autobiography of The Hangman!

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Book Of The Week:
The books of Crowbar Press

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Time Stamps:

  • Howard Baum (0:01:16)
  • Roger Smith (1:14:15)
  • Rip Rogers (1:29:57)
  • Scott Teal (2:10:35)

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 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.

2019 Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Special, Part Two

The 6:05 Superpodcast looks at the 2019 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame ballot & inductees with Part Two of this special episode, featuring several roundtable discussions with voters discussing their ballots with The Great Brian Last!

Time Stamps:

  • Mike Sempervive & Pete Lederberg & Steve Ogilvie (0:01:28)
  • Jeff Bowdren & Kurt Brown & Allan Blackstock (1:19:09)

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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 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 100: Part Two

The MOTHERSHIP returns with Part Two of Episode 100 of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last for this spectacular, featuring:

– Sean Waltman joins the show to discuss his early years in the wrestling business!  Sean talks about growing up as a fan of Championship Wrestling from Florida, working on the ring crew, and training with The Great Malenko!  We also hear how Sean ended up in Minnesota, his early career breaks as the Lightning Kid, his ill-fated match with Bill Wilcox, memories of Dennis Coralluzzo and more!

– Japan’s leading historian, Fumi Saito, returns to the show for another of our popular segments looking at the history of Japanese pro wrestling!  This time we tackle the early 1980’s, when talent is jumping & scandal is brewing!  We talk Tiger Mask, the popularity of Terry Funk, Hulk Hogan’s rise, the defection of Akira Maeda and the UWF & more!

– Mike O’Hara joins the show to discuss his years in and around the wrestling business!  Mike talks about discovering the IWA on New York television, meeting Hulk Hogan and starting his fan club, the WFIA, Mike Bellew & Wrestling Eye magazine, Vega International’s New York events, Chick Donovan, New Wave Wrestling & more!

– Vandal Drummond himself, Kurt Brown returns to talk Dr. Jerry Graham!

– Golden Boy Jerry Grey is back with a medical update , as well as to share some wild stories about Kendo Nagasaki & Keiji Muto and riding with Dennis Condrey!

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Book Of The Week:
They Call Me Booker! by Jeff Bowdren

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Time Stamps:

  • Fumi Saito (0:01:127)
  • Jerry Grey (1:15:24)
  • Mike O’Hara (1:42:51)
  • Kurt Brown (2:53:06)
  • Sean Waltman (3:09:29)

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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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 100: Part One

The MOTHERSHIP has landed!  Celebrate four years of the 6:05 Superpodcast with Part One of Episode 100!  Join The Great Brian Last for this packed extravaganza, featuring:

– The Top Ten & In The News with Jim Cornette!

– Historian George Schire returns to reveal the real origin story of the AWA World Championship, putting to rest the debate about who was the first champion!

– An update on the search for Yomamba The Jungle Savage with listeners Ed Demko & Stephen Javorsky!

– Jeff Bowdren is back to talk about his run in the Observer as Bowdren The Booker, which is the subject of his latest book, our Book Of The Week, They Call Me Booker!

– Messages left on the Superpodcast Hotline!

– Plus TGBL & Jim talk collecting & much more!

*Part Two debuts Tomorrow Night!  Guests include Sean Waltman, Mike O’Hara, Fumi Saito, Jerry Grey & Kurt Brown!

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Book Of The Week:
They Call Me Booker! by Jeff Bowdren

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Time Stamps:

  • The Top Ten (0:14:11)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (1:20:20)
  • Yomamaba Update with Ed Demko & Stephen Javorsky (1:57:52)
  • George Schire (2:15:54)
  • Book Of The Week with Jeff Bowdren (2:43:55)
  • Superpodcast Hotline Messages (3:09:59)

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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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.

Harley Race Special

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

Time Stamps:

  • George Schire (0:02:46)
  • Jim Cornette (0:41:53)
  • Tom Hankins (0:49:06)
  • Les Thatcher (0:59:49)
  • Ron Fuller (1:23:05)
  • Tommy Rich (1:35:11)
  • Scott Bowden (1:40:58)
  • John Hitchcock (2:10:18)
  • Len Denton (2:15:46)
  • Mike Sempervive (2:23:42)
  • John McAdam (2:39:54)

*Special Thanks to Lou Kipilman & Jayce Naccarato for their help in the production of this episode!

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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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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 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: Earthquake / Independence Day Star Wars 2019

The 6:05 Superpodcast was celebrating America’s birthday with another edition of Star Wars, when the show was deemed “awful” by The Great Brian Last!  A make-up edition of Star Wars was quickly planned and things got seismic when the Southern California earthquake hit in the middle of the recording.  It’s the most shaky Star Wars in 6:05 history!

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 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 98: Atomic Dog

Surprise Surprise Surprise!  The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it’s time for another super sized episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last for this extravaganza, featuring:

– Jody Simon, aka Joe Malenko, joins the show to talk about the tribute he spearheaded for the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa!  We also talk Knoxville, Karl Gotch, Eddie Graham, workouts with fans, and, of course, his father, the Great Malenko!

– Cowboy Scott Casey is here this week to discuss his career & his new book, our Book Of The Week, One Last Ride: The Tale Of Cowboy Scott Casey!  We talk Blood Circus, Wahoo McDaniel, Eddie Mansfield, Southwest Wrestling, The Funks, Jim Barnett & more!  Plus, Scott answers the question as to whether or not he left wrestling to become a gigolo!

– Ricardo Coleman joins us to discuss the rise & fall of the Junkyard Dog & Mid South Wrestling in New Orleans!

– Mike Mills returns to the show to discuss the wrestling career of high school football legend Marcus Dupree!

– From April 1983, we hear classic audio of Buddy Rogers & Rocky Johnson on Philadelphia radio with Rod Luck!

– Plus Scott Cornish, Howard Baum, Mike Sempervive, Jerry Grey, a crazy Jim Duggan promo, Kal Rudman talk, an analysis of Jimmy Snuka’s psychobabble, Marti Funk hijinks, thoughts on Hannibal & more!

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Book Of The Week:
One Last Ride: The Tale Of Cowboy Scott Casey by Cowboy Scott Casey

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Time Stamps:

  • Scott Cornish & Howard Baum (0:00:30)
  • Mike Mills on Marcus Dupree (0:34:46)
  • Mike Sempervive (0:52:01)
  • Ricardo Coleman on Junkyard Dog (1:16:30)
  • Jerry Grey (1:54:22)
  • Buddy Rogers & Rocky Johnson on Philadelphia radio (2:08:40)
  • Cowboy Scott Casey (2:45:43)
  • Jody Simon (3:40:13)

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 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