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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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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.

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Episode 79: How Is This Legal?

The Superpodcast returns with another packed episode!  Hop on The Mothership this week, as The Great Brian Last & Howard Baum guide you on this wild journey, featuring:

– Bobby Fulton returns to the show for a fun conversation touching on many topics, including World Class in Israel, Eric Embry, Andre The Giant, Ken Mantel, and some crazy stories about Dale “TNT” Mann!

– John Hitchcock is back with another riotous installment of Front Row Section D!  This week, John talks about Magnum T.A. & Dusty Rhodes and why they weren’t so happy with his signs!

– After going through the Superpodcast audio archives, we finally air an interview with Dan Severn, former UFC & NWA Champion, that took place a while back and never aired due to audio issues.  In this talk, Dan discusses the early days of No Holds Barred fighting, his early battles in the UFC, Ken Shamrock, going to the WWF, the Brawl For All and more!

– We revisit an earlier conversation with Marty Gold, airing the first portion of his interview from Episode 64 of the 6:05 Superpodcast, which had previously been edited out of that episode.  This portion of our talk deals with Marty’s early days in and around wrestling in Manitoba!

– TGBL & Howard talk about numerous nutty topics, including a letter from Malka’s boyfriend, classic angry feedback from a patriotic photo collector, Steve Keirn, The Tonga Kid, Norman Dooley, the 1985 Tag Team Of The Year award ceremony & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Front Row Section D by John Hitchcock
&
The Realest Guy In The Room by Dan Severn

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Time Stamps:

  • Marty Gold (1:04:00)
  • Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock (1:22:56)
  • Bobby Fulton (1:55:58)
  • Dan Severn (3:02:40)

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 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

Episode 75: Brother Midnight

Hurricane winds can’t stop The Mothership from landing!  The 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with a packed show!  The Great Brian Last is joined this week by former Memphis manager Scott Bowden for a fun episode, featuring:

– Brother Midnight makes his long awaited debut on the Superpodcast!  Baby!

– Longtime referee Scott Dickinson joins the show to discuss his career, as well as his friendship with the late Brian Hildebrand.  Scott talks how he first got into the wrestling business as a referee and recalls his experiences working for ICW, Don Muraco, Tony Rumble and WCW.  Scott also details his time working with his friend Brian, better known as referee Mark Curtis.  Scott reveals how the wrestling world reacted when Brian got sick and battled cancer, as well how Hulk Hogan got involved.  This compelling talk concentrates on both the life of a referee and the last years of Brian Hildebrand’s life.

– Jim Cornette returns to the Superpodcast to discuss the late Brian Hildebrand.  Jim and Brian had a friendship years before they worked together in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and Jim talks about his fondest memories of Brian.

– Allan Blackstock is back on the show to discuss the names being added to the Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame ballot this year.  The names include: Sputnik Monroe, Trish Stratus, Kota Ibushi, Bill Goldberg, Rick Martel, Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson with J.J. Dillon, Chavo Guerrero Sr., George Steele, Wild Bill Curry, Tetsuya Naito, and Sangre Chicana.

  TGBL & Scott Bowden talk about everything from Scott’s heat with Dave Brown to the power of a Jackie Fargo endorsement.  Plus Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, Slaughtering A Sacred Cow and much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame: The Tag Teams by Greg Oliver & Steven Johnson

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:06:30)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:09:57)
  • Here & There (1:21:19)
  • Brother Midnight (1:25:44)
  • Allan Blackstock (1:39:40)
  • Scott Dickinson (2:42:12)
  • Jim Cornette on Brian Hildebrand (3:50:31)

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.

Houston Wrestling Special

On this special episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last & David Bixenspan take a look at the history of Houston wrestling.  Around clips from past episodes of the Superpodcast, TGBL & Bix talk both about their past experiences living through Superstorm Sandy and let the listeners know how they can help out with the relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.

Donate to the Red Cross!
Donate to Global Giving!
GoFundMe’s listing of Hurricane Harvey campaigns!

Time Stamps:

  • Peter Birkholz (0:18:57)
  • Tom Burke (1:44:05)
  • The Grappler (1:45:52)
  • Dr. Tom Prichard (1:58:19)

 

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.

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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Purchase “Run Skeleton Run” on CD or vinyl and use the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!
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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 67: Coin Envelopes

Baby Baby!  The Only Podcast That Matters is back and it’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Hop aboard the Mothership with The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host Jeff Bowdren for another wild ride, featuring:

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week, and we look at stories involving wrestler lawsuits, riots, forced labor & more!

– John Cosper, author of this week’s Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the history of Louisville wrestling and the legacy of the Allen Athletic Club.  This conversation includes stories of wrestling bears, alligators and escaped prisoners!  We discuss many of the greats that wrestled in Louisville, like Lou Thesz, Bill Longson, Gorgeous George, Buddy Rogers and more!  This look at what, until now, had been a forgotten period in Louisville’s wrestling history is both informative and fun!

– Bob Barnett returns to the show to discuss why Dr. Mike Lano is no longer allowed to practice dentistry.

– We introduce the 605’ers to Marion Crumley, who was a rather unique jobber, with Jim Cornette, who watches a Crumbly match with us.

– TGBL & Bowdren The Booker discuss many topics, from the worst angles in Mid South to tastelessness in World Class.  Plus TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man, a missive from The Hangman & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Louisville’s Greatest Show: The Story Of The Allen Athletic Club by John Cosper

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & the release of David Childers’ new album “Run Skeleton Run.”
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:03:30)
  • Jim Cornette on Marion Crumley (1:39:58)
  • Bob Barnett (1:49:02)
  • Show Notes (2:04:39)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:09:14)
  • John Cosper (2:50:55)

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 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.
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 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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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records’ vinyl release of Josh White’s legendary album Josh At Midnight.
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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.
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.