There isn’t a specific thread on the boards about podcasts, so I’ll post it here.
A few of you all know I help out behind the scenes of a few major podcasts like the 605, Jim Cornette, Kentucky Fried Rasslin, Ron Fuller and others. If you’ve never listened to any of them, I’m going to start posting links for any one to start listening .
KFR Pod #35 has dropped like Ricky Morton’s head through a table after a Macho Piledriver! Host Scott Bowden goes behind the camera to chat with longtime (and now retired) WMC-TV 5 engineer Ken Parnell, who reveals the crazy energy and the wild-and-wooly inner workings of the Memphis TV show in its heyday.
Ken recalls his rookie year of 1981, which resulted in some of the most entertaining Memphis TVs in history thanks to the red-hot feud between Jerry Lawler and the All the King’s Men vs. Jimmy Hart’s nefarious First Family.
Ken will also explain the details behind his ill-advised detour down Badstreet USA where he lost the Freebird version of Rock, Paper, Scissors in August 1985 as part of a bloody-good angle at the Mid-South Coliseum.
Plus, Ken breaks down what made Memphis wrestling so special and his thoughts on the show’s TV format that was as loose and flexible as any arena rat back in the day and just as action-packed.
Not only does Ken provide a unique perspective of the show working for both the station and the promotion, but he also shares inside stories such as a Macho Man promo that nearly made Ken quit the business and how that led to he and Randy Savage eventually becoming good friends. All this and more on an extra-crispy, not-so-late KFR Episode 35!
Post by wildcat605 on Dec 12, 2018 11:07:09 GMT -5
EPISODE 94: THIRD ANNIVERSARY SHOW DECEMBER 9, 2018 BRIAN LAST 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!