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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

Episode 84: Plastic Surgery

Like an open hand slap to the head, the 6:05 Superpodcast is back!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by Dan Farren in the co-host chair for a packed episode, featuring:

– Dr. D David Schultz, author of our Book Of The Week “Don’t Call Me Fake,” joins the show for part one of a discussion about his career as both a wrestler and bounty hunter.  Dr. D explains exactly what a bounty hunter does and goes into detail about a few of his experiences finding bail jumpers.  Dr. D also talks about how he got started in wrestling, from being trained by Herb Welch to being smartened up.  We also hear exactly what happened with John Stossel’s lawsuit following his infamous run-in with the Doctor!

– Judge Richard Boner joins the show to discuss his time working as a lawyer in the 1980’s for Jim Crockett Promotions.  The Judge sheds some light on topics such as how Jim Crockett purchased his planes, how Andre The Giant was taken by a con artist, as well as the search for bootleg merchandise at the height of the company’s run!  A fun talk, with many small details sprinkled in that have never been reported before.

– Greg Oliver, author of the Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame series of books and the man behind Slam Wrestling, debuts on the show to discuss everything from his 1980’s newsletter, The Canadian Wrestling Report, to his approach to covering

– Jerry Grey is back this week to discuss his tours with New Japan and working with the UWF crew after their return.  Jerry talks about what it was like to work against Akira Maeda & Yoshiaki Fujiwara, as well as which wrestler pissed off Fujiwara.  We also hear about Japan’s young boy system, Inoki’s slaps, Hiro Matsuda’s beer drinking gifts and much more!   To support Jerry’s cancer battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

– TGBL & Dan discuss Los Angeles wrestling history, the search for lost footage, the WWF’s “Dan Farren” and much more!   Plus the Top Ten, Hot Dog, The Magnificent One & 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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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:33)
  • Jerry Grey (1:05:10)
  • Greg Oliver (1:21:25)
  • Judge Richard Boner (2:04:11)
  • Dr. D David Schultz part one (2:56:53)

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 83: Rat Poison

THE MOTHERSHIP!  The 6:05 Superpodcast is back with another loaded episode!  Join The Great Brian Last for this far out trip, featuring:

– Jerry Grey joins the show again, this time in the co-host chair!  The Golden Boy shares some truly amazing and wild stories, including possibly the all-time craziest Jake Roberts story!  Jerry talks about living with Jake & Gene Anderson, chasing money Jake owed him, Dick Slater’s wife, receiving counterfeit money from Blackjack Mulligan & more!  To support Jerry’s cancer battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

– Ron Fuller, host of the Studcast, returns to the show to discuss Southeastern and Continental Wrestling and the advances those companies made in television production for wrestling programming.  Ron explains how he went about creating the Southeastern show along with Les Thatcher, as well as why the NWA would ask him to speak to other members about what he was doing.  The Stud also goes into detail about the switch to Continental, from the changing look of the show to hiring Gordon Solie!  This conversation is packed with interesting tidbits!

– John Hitchcock returns with another installment of Front Row Section D!  This week, John talks about the anger he caused Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff!

– Wrestling historian Tom Burke is back to discuss his experience with, and knowledge of, the wrestling magazines.  Tom explains who the players were and reveals what Bert Randolph Sugar said when he took over The Ring’s Wrestling.  Tom also has some Chris Colt news, as well as a story about Dr. Mike Lano!

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Book Of The Week:

Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle Of Brian Pillman by Liam O’Rourke

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Time Stamps:

  • Jerry Grey (0:01:10)
  • Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock (1:13:08)
  • Tom Burke (1:40:20)
  • Ron Fuller (2:22:11)

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 82: That’s What They Tell Me

Aloha!  It’s time once again to board The Mothership and take a wrestling journey with the 6:05 Superpodcast!  The Great Brian Last is joined this week by popular co-host Scott Cornish for this packed show, featuring:

– Kevin Sullivan returns to the show this week to discuss Mark Lewin.  Kevin talks about his relationship with Mark, as well as just how big a star Mark was at a young age in New York.  Kevin recalls his time with the Purple Haze in Florida, Hawaii, Mid Atlantic and throughout the world.  Kevin & TGBL also discuss a little baseball!

– Jerry Grey joins the Superpodcast to discuss some of his adventures in the wrestling business.  Jerry wrestled in almost every territory in the 1980’s, and this week he talks about breaking into the business, as well as his time in Florida & Mid South.  Jerry fills the conversation with interesting and hilarious stories, from Bill Watts’ meetings to Dick Slater’s bar room brawls.  Jerry also talks about his recent medical issues and his battle with cancer.  If you would like to support Jerry’s battle, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/527hg2g!

– Wrestling historian George Schire returns to the show to discuss the various wrestling hall of fames and how he puts his ballot together.  George lays out the different criteria for induction that the different Halls have. We also talk about the many World Championships of the early 1960’s and which belt meant the most!

– TGBL & Scott discuss everything from recent show impressions to Scott’s recent trip to see the Honky Tonk Man sing & dance. Plus Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Bad Rabbi by Eddy Portnoy
and
TrumpMania by Lavie Margolin

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:16:52)
  • George Schire (1:06:32)
  • Jerry Grey (1:56:31)
  • Kevin Sullivan (2:52:08)

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 81: Squeegee

As cries of “The Mothership!” ring out over the land, the 6:05 Superpodcast has returned with another packed show!  The Great Brian Last is joined by John McAdam, making his return to the co-host chair, for this edition of The Only Podcast That Matters, featuring:

– Defense attorney Mickey Sherman joins the show to discuss defending the Iron Sheik after a 1985 incident at a gas station.  Mickey explains what happened and the unique approach he took to ensure his client was seen by the court in a good light.  We also hear Mickey’s memories about the Iron Sheik’s 1987 arrest with Jim Duggan, where he once again defended the former WWF Champion.   We play classic audio from the 1985 promos Mickey filmed for the court, featuring Lou Albano, Bobby Heenan, Fred Blassie, Cyndi Lauper & Gene Okerlund!

– John Hitchcock returns this week with another installment of Front Row Section D!  John’s story this week concerns the final event WCW ran in Greensboro, the night of the squeegee!  John explains the original squeegee incident and how it inspired him to create something special for this event.  As always with Hitch, this is a fun ride!

– We have another edition of the popular “What If?” segment with TGBL & David Bixenspan!  Topics discussed include Gino Hernandez, Antonio Inoki, Continental, Jerry Lawler, Dusty Rhodes, Dynamite Kid & more!

– Allan Blackstock returns this week to once again give his opinion on a controversial topic, as he explains why he thinks Bruiser Brody is overrated!

– John McAdam presents his list of the top ten wrestlers who would have been better than Harley Race as the NWA Champion between 1977 & 1981!  Plus, TGBL & McAdam discuss the Ric Flair 30 For 30, Thunderbolt Patterson, Bruiser Brody, Great American Bash 1991, The Horsemen & more!

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Book Of The Week:

How Can You Defend Those People? by Mickey Sherman

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Time Stamps:

  • Allan Blackstock on Bruiser Brody (1:02:42)
  • “What If?” with David Bixenspan (1:32:12)
  • Front Row Section D with John Hitchcock (2:12:13)
  • Classic Audio of WWF Personalities Talking About The Iron Sheik (2:43:50)
  • Mickey Sherman (2:51:34)

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

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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)