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Episode 20: Joe Malenko / Jody Simon

By popular demand, Austin Idol Live welcomes it first returning guest this week, as Jody Simon rejoins the festivities! Hop aboard the Austin Idol love train, as the Universal Hearthrob, The Great Brian Last & Jody discuss:

– Ringside Physicians
– Hector’s Gym
– Tampa Devil Crabs
– The Mafia
– The Yakuza
– Austin Idol’s Near Death Experience In Japan
– The Dynamite Kid
– Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat
– Working In Puerto Rico
– Refereeing & Working In Mid Atlantic
– The Snake Pit
– Stretching Fans Who Want To Get Into The Business
– Bob Roop
– Eddie Graham
– Jody Breaking His Father’s Pinky
– The Great Malenko’s Background

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Episode 18: Joe Malenko / Jody Simon

Austin Idol Live is back this week with another great guest, as The Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last welcome Jody Simon, best known as Joe Malenko, to the show.   Jody discusses both his career and the career of his father, The Great Malenko, in this fun conversation, with topics including:

– Where Florida Wrestlers Bought Their Electronics
– Eduardo Perez
– Tampa
– Karl Gotch
– George McCreary
– The Lesson The Great Malenko Taught Bill Eadie
– The Great Malenko’s Importance To Florida Wrestling
– Sun Belt Wrestling & Running Against CWF
– Some Of Jody’s Favorite Moments Of His Father In CWF
– The Great Malenko’s Babyface Turn & How The Fans Accepted Him
– The Hall Of Fame
– Buying A Briefcase From Abdullah The Butcher
– Jody Working Against His Brother Dean In Japan
– Working In Japan
– Working Different Styles
– Jody’s Efforts To Honor Tampa’s Wrestling History
– What Jody Is Up To Now
– Health & Nutrition
– The Great Malenko & Gefilte Fish

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Episode 9: Terry Funk

One of professional wrestling’s all-time greats joins Austin Idol Live this week, as the Universal Hearthrob  & The Great Brian Last speak to the legendary Terry Funk!  Topics include:

– How Terry Met Austin Idol
– Wrestlers That Came From West Texas
– Wrestling Then vs. Now
– Rodeos
– Terry Doing Moonsaults
– Dusty Rhodes
– Doing “The Stroll” In Florida
– Terry’s Run-In With An Alligator 
– Why Wrestling Evolves
– Vince McMahon on 20/20
– “I Don’t Know”
– When Terry Knew Cable Would Change Wrestling
– Dick Murdoch Playing In The West Texas State Alumni Game
– Jerry Lawler
– Working In Memphis
– Booking Austin Idol In Japan
– Working For The Sheik

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, as well as autographed pictures, please visit Austin Idol’s official website.