0:01:36 - Superuniverse Top Ten
- 10. Sue the Shooter
- 9. The Hangman (Bruce Pobanz)
- 8. Rasslin' Glen Goza
Note: This is the first usage of the "Goin' to Rasslin!" sound drop used for Rasslin' Glen Goza during his appearances in the Superuniverse Top 10 moving forward.
- 7. Santo Gold
- 6. Tiny URL Hebner
- 5. Black Scorpion
- 4. Judo Joe Black
- 3. Disappointed Lance Russell
- 2. Yomamba the Jungle Savage
- 1. Denim Fritz
- STILL CHAMPION - Marc Gullen (def. Orgasmic Larry Nelson)
0:26:50 - Death Notice for Fake Stan Lane
TGBL: So– if – there’s so much to unpack here. We know he’s full of shit about being
Stan Lane – is everything else here bullshit too, Bix? That he sat at Elvis’
Bix: I was just gonna say that. So are they saying what age he was when he sat in Elvis’ homeroom desk?
TGBL: If he was 65 in 2011, it’s probably safe to say you can, you know, take away – I don’t know – 58 years there? Somewhere between 55 and, you know? Somewhere in that range.
Bix: Because I’m just thinking – either way, like, how would they remember which desk and always the same desk and it didn’t get moved around, and did he carve something in it?
TGBL: He musta carved something in it like (laughing) “Remember me.” You know what he carved? (laughing) “A hunka hunka Percodan” (laughing) That’s what he carved into it! Yeah!
Bix: Lance Russell Voice – “Awww…Brian..”
1:02:32 - Dennis of the Week
The main focus of the short segment is relaying a message from Dennis' son Marc Coralluzzo asking for anyone who has video on tapes of Dennis to relay that to him, along with an urge to digitize footage of Dennis for the family to have, and more people to see.
1:06:24 - Homophobia of the Week
1:15:44 - Glen Goza Updates
TGBL: So many people have pointed out since I put the video up: as soon as Marc Lowrance goes “Alright, well, we’re gonna have Glen Goza come out here and try this again,’ you hear someone just go “NOOOOOO!!!!!” (laughing) in the background! You hear some people clapping along and then you just hear people booing throughout the thing, and it’s, uh – it’s quite the spectacle. So we’ve been fascinated by this: we talked about it a few weeks ago, we talked about ‘Heaven Needed a Champion’ and I said “I gotta know more about this,” and like I said, several listeners sent in this book that’s on Google Books – so I’m gonna read this chapter real quick. The chapter title is “Chapter 35 – The Von Erich Projects,” and this is written by Norman Johnson.
“On the evening of February 10th, 1984, I was doing a night time show on Radio station KNIF – Star 9 in Gilmer, TX, when veteran singer and songwriter Glen Goza and I had formed an entertainment partnership under the name of Johnson Entertainment Corporation and J-Co Records. At 10 PM that evening, I read a customary top-of-the-hour Rip & Read newscast. The lead story dealt with the fact that the American wrestling champion David' von Erich had just died while on tour of Japan from some sort of stomach difficulty. I knew a lot about the wrestling phenomenon simply because my boys watched it all the time. Just as I had finished the newscast, my 9 year old son Bucky walked into the control room with tears rolling down his cheeks. He looked at me with the saddest eyes I have ever seen and said “Daddy, I guess god needed a champion.” Immediately, the light went off in my brain – the light that everyone in the record business prays will happen sometime. I wondered to myself how many thousands, perhaps millions, of people were crying at the same time over David’s death. I knew that my ship had come in, only if I moved quickly – quicker than I had ever moved in my life-“ Let me just say this – various grammatical mistakes in the finished book, so maybe that’s why I’m having difficulty here. Also, some of these things aren’t factually true.
Bix: Also – this is really, really, freaking dark.
TGBL: (laughing) “My son was crying and I realize: I have an opportunity!” That’s basically what he’s saying here. (laughing)
1:41:27 - Jammie Ward
Jammie: Oh, it was great because, like you said, someone that you have talked to over the phone and make these tape deals, some of them that you’ve never even – you’ve only ever corresponded through writing. It was really neat to meet all these people that you felt like you already knew, but you had never met, and everybody just – I mean, there was people that just obviously just didn’t get along, but for the most part, it was a brotherhood and people just connected. There’s still people back from those days that I lost track of for a number of years, but then with the advent of the internet going on different wrestling websites and stuff, I’ve reconnected with guys who really became good friends back in the day and it’s great to be able to reconnect and talk to ‘em today, especially with the advent of Facebook. You know; made a lot of great friends.
- Jammie on meeting tape-traders and correspondences face to face at conventions and other events
2:15:08 - Book of the Week
2:31:14 - Bob Barnett
Bob: Even if you knew what was going on, you still believed because these guys were all about getting heat and selling, you know. There weren’t many high spots back then, and then in the Semi most nights at Island Gardens was Johnny Valentine. He was just a spectacular heel – he didn’t have to do anything but give you that look. He just looked like a dead man, and he was real scary. I don’t remember the guys he wrestled – he would just kill him. He’d give them the elbow and they’d bleed all over the place, he’d kill ‘em, and he’d just stare at everybody in the front rows – “OK. I’d buy it.” It was really good stuff, but the best guy was the first match I ever saw live in my life was The Sheik. We were sitting in the front row of the bleachers – about halfway back of the arena – and this guy comes walking down the aisle and they announce him as Abe Jacobs “the Jewish Champion” and I remembered seeing him on TV – he was like Arnold Skaaland; he was nothing at the time. He gets about halfway down the aisle right in front of us. All of a sudden, this guy jumps him with a pencil and starts stabbing him in the head – it’s the first match! He didn’t even get to the ring, he’s bleeding like a pig all over the floor right in front of us, and then the guy that’s stabbing the hell out of him runs into the ring and starts doing a prayer ceremony and that was The Sheik. They stretchered out Jacobs right out of the aisle, and all The Sheik (laughing) – the prayer ceremony, and of course, the crowd was almost all Jewish, and I just thought “How do you beat this stuff?”
- Bob on his earliest wrestling memories at Island Gardens in New York City in the 1950's