The MOTHERSHIP has landed and it’s time to celebrate three years of the best wrestling podcast on the planet, the mighty 6:05 Superpodcast! Join The Great Brian Last & Jim Cornette or this packed show, featuring:
– Polish Joe Ciupik returns to the show to discuss the recently unearthed AWA Team Challenge Series pilot episode. Joe talks about his memories of how the concept was developed, and who deserves the blame for said concept. Joe reminisces about filming the Beverly Hills Knockouts, Ralph Sturgis, Verne on the dock, as well as every small detail that has fascinated wrestling fans since this footage has emerged!
– Fumi Saito is back to week with another look at the history of Japanese wrestling, focusing on the professional rivalry between Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki. Fumi discusses the various world title wins that Baba & Inoki had in the 1970’s, covering the NWA, NWF, WWF & PWF championships. We hear about what the reaction to the Ali-Inoki match was in Japan, and whether it helped or hurt the business. We also hear about some of the early talent jumps in the promotional war that would engulf the 1980’s in Japan, as well as a few words from Fumi about Bruiser Brody!
– In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week, looking at both newsworthy and ridiculous stories from wrestling’s past. Hear about Jimmy Snuka, Sunny Beach, Tojo Yamamoto, Sandor Szabo, fans getting hit, lawsuits & more!
– Pandemonium Theatre is back, with narrator Lou Kipilman & the Pandemonium Players, including several special guests!
– We remember Don Leo Jonathan again this week, as we play more audio of the Mormon Giant. This week we hear about Don Leo’s memories of Wild Bull Curry!
– Plus the Top Ten, The Handsome Boogie Man, Hot Dog, The Magnificent One, Hiccuping Fabulous Moolah, Angry Barista Ken Patera & more!
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!
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!
Just when you thought it was safe, THE MOTHERSHIP has landed! Join The Great Brian Last and co-host Howard Baum for this packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:
– Wrestling historian & journalist Fumi Saito joins the show again to discuss the early days of Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki. TGBL & Fumi talk about how Baba & Inoki were both hand-picked by Rikidozan, yet had very different experiences. We hear about Toyonobori’s role in history, the formation of Tokyo Pro Wrestling, the Baba & Inoki tag tea, the eventual formation of All Japan and New Japan & more!
– Jeff Walton returns to discuss some of the men who held the WWA World Title in the 1960’s. Once considered one of wrestling’s major world championships, the Los Angeles based title was worn by some of wrestling’s biggest stars. We hear about Mark Lewin, Pedro Morales, the night Bearcat Wright decided to double cross Fred Blassie & more!
– Jerry Grey is back, sharing more of his tales from his years on the road. Jerry discusses getting to know Bruiser Brody, and why Brody was concerned in Japan. We also hear some wild & crazy Steve “Dr. Death” Williams stories, Jerry’s thoughts on Grizzly Smith & more!
Plus the Top Ten with Hot Dog, The Handsome Boogie Man, The Magnificent One, Hiccuping Moolah & more!