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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)

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Episode 97: Revenge Of The Nerds

The MOTHERSHIP has touched down again with a super packed episode of the only podcast that matters, the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Join The Great Brian Last and, making his debut in the co-host chair, Jim Valley for this supersize episode, featuring:

– Les Thatcher returns to the show to discuss the Knoxville wrestling war!  Les talks about what his witnessed and what his thoughts are today when looking back on the destructive craziness of 1979!  Les also shares his thoughts about the Georgia wrestling war of 1972, working for Jim Crockett Sr., Roy & Ray Shire & more!  Plus Les discusses the Wrestling Cousins, his grouping with Dennis Hall and Roger Kirby!

– Jerry Grey is back this week discussing various topics, including Bob Roop, Mark Ragin, The Destroyer, Jake Roberts & more!

– Mike O’Gorman, who was masterful as Andre The Giant in Pandemonium Theatre, joins the show to discuss the origin of his amazing impression!

– We present classic audio from 1964 in Los Angeles, featuring The Destroyer, The Ripper (Rip Hawk), Dick The Bruiser, Dick Lane, Regis Philbin & The Torres Brothers!

– TGBL & Jim discuss various topics, including Jim’s recent travels to Japan & Mexico, Jim’s stunning interview with Toni Rae Borne, Cauliflower Alley, wrestling in the Pacific Northwest & much more!  Plus The Top Ten, Lou Kipilman & more!

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Book Of The Week:
Professional Wrestling In The Pacific Northwest by Steve Verrier

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:48:46)
  • Here & There (2:01:11)
  • Mike O’Gorman (2:09:38)
  • Jerry Grey (2:27:38)
  • Classic Audio from 1964 Los Angeles (3:03:35)
  • Les Thatcher (3:38:49)

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.

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

Episode 95: House Doctor

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

– Ross Hart joins the show to discuss the Dynamite Kid’s legacy in Calgary.  Ross talks about the arrival of Tom Billington and how it changed the way Stu Hart thought of light heavyweight wrestlers.  We hear about the impact of Dynamite on Stampede, as well how & why Dynamite turned heel for the first time.  We discuss the British Bulldogs & the period of time when the Bulldogs walked out of the WWF & signed with All Japan.  Ross also goes into detail about what it was like when Dynamite returned to Calgary as the booker, as well as the physical toll wrestling took on him!

– Wrestling historian George Schire returns to discuss the life & career of Larry Hennig.  We hear about Larry’s entire career in the AWA, including his on-camera & off-camera rivalry with Verne Gagne, his teaming with Harley Race, the introduction of “The Axe,” his babyface turn, his relationship with his son Curt & much more!  George also shares his stories of personal interactions with Larry!

– Todd Loyd joins the show to discuss growing up a wrestling fan in Nashville, as well as the unique experience his fandom led him to: starring in Ernest Goes To Camp!

– Ron Fuller stops by to discuss the recently unearthed audio of the Knoxville Five (Bob Roop, Ronnie Garvin, Ron Wright, Boris Malenko & Bob Orton Jr.) exposing the business in 1979 at the height of the Knoxville wrestling war!  After getting the Tennessee Stud’s thoughts, we hear this stunning audio!

– Jerry Grey, The Golden Boy, returns this week to talk about several topics, including Eddie Graham’s payoffs, Dusty leaving for Crockett, smuggling drugs on Crockett’s plane, wrestling in a stadium, Jake Roberts & more!

– Our pal Kurt Brown is back this week to discuss his memories of discovering the Dynamite Kid in 1983 and the impact Dynamite had on smart fans & tape traders, as well as his impact on junior heavyweight wrestlers, which is still being felt today.  Kurt also shares some thoughts on the recent passing of Wayne St. Wayne.

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Book Of The Week:
Memoirs Of A Mad Man by Mad Man Pondo & John Cosper
George South Record Book by George South & Jason Freeman
Asheville Wrestling 1930 – 1973 by Jason Freeman

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Time Stamps:

  • Jerry Grey (0:01:30)
  • George Schire on Larry Hennig (0:38:38)
  • Kurt Brown on Wayne St. Wayne & Dynamite Kid (1:31:19)
  • Todd Loyd (2:04:26)
  • Ron Fuller & audio of the Knoxville Five (2:49:23)
  • Ross Hart on Dynamite Kid in Calgary (3:19:48)

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.

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

“Mean” Gene Okerlund Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the life and career of the “Mean” Gene Okerlund!

Time Stamps:

  • Miriam Linna  (0:01:23)
  • George Schire (0:12:35)
  • Dr. D David Schultz (1:00:48)
  • Honky Tonk Man (1:24:36)
  • Scott Dickinson (1:42:07)
  • Polish Joe Ciupik (1:54:50)

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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: New Year’s Star Wars 2018

Happy New Year!

The 6:05 Superpodcast ushers in 2019 with another special Holiday Star Wars extravaganza!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

No Plugs!

Minimal Edits! 

On behalf of the 6:05 Superpodcast, Arcadian Vanguard & the Last Family, THANK YOU to all the 605’ers for making 2018 our biggest year yet!

The best is yet to come!

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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: Christmas Star Wars 2018

Season’s Greetings from the 6:05 Superpodcast!

It’s time for the 2018 edition of The Mothership’s annual holiday extravaganza: Christmas Star Wars!

No Top Ten

No Interviews

No Segments

No Time Stamps

No EDITS!

Just The Great Brian Last and several of your favorite Superpodcast co-hosts shooting the breeze!

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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 93: Selling Cups

THE MOTHERSHIP is here!  Join The Great Brian Last for a packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:

– Peter Birkholz returns to the show to discuss Jose Lothario and his importance to Houston wrestling.  Peter talks about what kind of guy Jose was behind the scenes, as well as how Jose helped break Gino Hernandez in and get him over to the hometown fans.  Peter also shares his memories about what the Houston office was hearing and thinking in 1972 when the Georgia war broke out, as well as Dory Funk Jr.’s 1973 tractor accident right before he was to drop the NWA title to Jack Brisco!

– The Tennessee Stud Ron Fuller, host of the Studcast, returns to the show to spend a few minutes talking about Jose Lothario and his memories of when Jose and his wife lived with the Fullers!

– Jeff Steele joins the show for a fun talk covering a number of topics, centering around Jeff’s time as a ring announcer in Jackson, Mississippi.  Jeff recalls when the Culkins broke away from Leroy McGuirk, as well as some of the talent they pushed as stars.  Jeff also shares his knowledge about Catsaboulos The Welcher and much more!

– Al Getz returns to the show this week to discuss his new project, Charting There Territories.  Al explains the concept he has come up with, which develops a statistic based on where a wrestler is historically booked on a card. Al talks about the development of SPOT and how he thinks this could be applied in the future to wrestling research!

– The Golden Boy Jerry Grey is back this week, sharing his memories of Billy Jack Haynes, who he worked with in Florida and Portland.  We find out what Jerry thinks about the tales of Billy Jack’s side work in the 1980’s, as well as what happened when a jealous babyface stomped Billy Jack’s hat in the locker room!

– Pandemonium Theatre returns this week, with a special guest joining the Pandemonium Players!

Plus more!

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Book Of The Week:
When Wrestling Was Rasslin’ by Peter Birkholz

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Time Stamps:

  • Jerry Grey (0:01:11)
  • Pandemonium Theatre (0:26:36)
  • Al Getz on Charting The Territories (0:40:20)
  • Ron Fuller on Jose Lothario (1:15:49)
  • Peter Birkholz on Jose Lothario (1:25:22)
  • Jeff Steele (1:53:12)

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 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 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.
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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 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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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 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