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Episode 104: War and Peace (The Wimp, The Blimp, and The Wig)

THE MOTHERSHIP! The 6:05 Superpodcast returns! The Great Brian Last is joined in the co-host chair by Brian Solomon for a packed episode, featuring:

– Tim Hornbaker returns to the show to discuss the life & times of “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers, the subject of Tim’s latest biography, Master Of the Ring! Tim talks about the process of piecing together Buddy’s life and the research that went into the project! Tim sheds light on many of the mysteries surrounding Buddy, from his health to his behind the scenes dealings!

– Stephen P. New & Arcadian Vanguard’s Lou Kipilman join TGBL as he discusses some of the recent changes at Arcadian Vanguard, including the decision to sever ties with Ron Fuller & John Arezzi.

– Howard Baum shares an update about his dealings with the late Bert Prentice!

– Brian Solomon talks about his time working for WWE Magazine, as well as his upcoming biography of The Sheik, Blood and Fire: The Unbelievable Real-Life Story of Wrestling’s Original Sheik!

– The return of the Top Ten & more!

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Book Of The Week:
Master Of The Ring by Tim Hornbaker 

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:50:22)
  • Howard Baum on Bert Prentice (2:21:53)
  • Arcadian Vanguard Update (2:39:47)
  • Tim Hornbaker on Buddy Rogers (3:45:35)

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.

Associate Producer:  Jayce Naccarato

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

Holiday Special: Opening Day Star Wars 2021

It’s Opening Day of the 2021 baseball season, a 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!

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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

Pat Patterson Special

The 6:05 Superpodcast takes a special look at the life and career of the legendary Pat Patterson! The Great Brian Last is joined by Pat’s biographer, Bertrand Hebert, for this comprehensive look at one of wrestling most influential figures!

Time Stamps:

  • Les Thatcher (0:17:38)
  • Matt Farmer (0:48:36)
  • Rock Rims (1:02:40)
  • George Schire (1:40:44)
  • Classic San Francisco Audio (2:37:50)

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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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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

2020 Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Special, Part Two

The 6:05 Superpodcast looks at the 2020 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall Of Fame ballot & inductees with Part Two of this special episode, featuring several roundtable discussions with voters from across the globe discussing their ballots with The Great Brian Last!

Time Stamps:

  • Fredo Esparza & Roy Lucier (0:02:03)
  • Allan Blackstock, Jon Bucher & Brian Solomon (1:15:18)
  • Greg Oliver & Bertrand Hebert (2:54:44)

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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.

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

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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.
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.

Associate Producer:  Jayce Naccarato

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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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:

  • 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.

Remembering Scott Bowden

The 6:05 Superpodcast remembers Scott Bowden, looking back on some of his memorable moments on the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network!

Time Stamps:

  • Scott on Austin Idol Live (0:03:19)
  • Scott & Jim Cornette on Mil Mascaras (1:12:429)
  • Scott & Jerry Jarrett on Mil Mascaras (1:55:28)
  • Scott Meets Mil Mascaras (2:29:27)
  • Scott on Ron Fuller’s Super Studcast (3:23:23)

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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.

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

2019 Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Special, Part One

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

Time Stamps:

  • Jim Cornette & Scott Teal (0:03:49)
  • Dan Farren & Marty Goldstein (1:11:19)
  • Fredo Esparza & Roy Lucier (2:41:33)

*Part Two debuts Tomorrow Night!  Guests include Mike Sempervive, Steve Ogilvie, Pete Lederberg, Jeff Bowdren, Kurt Brown & Allan Blackstock!

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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.

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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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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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.
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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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!

*****

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