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Jun 27, 2023

Back by Popular Demand! This Week In Wrestling History hosted by Don Tony aired back in 2018-2019 and spanned two seasons. These retro episodes return remastered and are filled with hundreds of hours of original wrestling clips & stories. Enjoy this deep dive into pro wrestling's awesome history.

SYNOPSIS: S2 E26 (06/25 - 07/01)

  • The Match Of The Century: Buddy Rogers def Pat O'Connor to win NWA World Heavyweight Title 1961
  • Antonio Inoki and Muhammed Ali 'battle' to a 45 minute draw
  • Muhammad Ali stripped of WBC 'Boxer Of The Year' Award following Inoki match
  • Memorable cage match: Superfly Jimmy Snuka vs Bob Backlund at MSG 1982
  • Stan Hansen stripped of AWA Heavyweight Title
  • Audio: Stan Hansen speaks on being stripped and the story behind running over the AWA Heavyweight Title with his truck
  • WCW fires Ric Flair after contract negotiations fall apart
  • The Sheik (at 67) def Onita to win WWA World Martial Arts Title
  • Looking back at the controversial WCW debut of 'The Possee' (Harlem Heat) that never made TV
  • WWF Debuts: Fake Undertaker and Waylon Mercy
  • Audio: Looking back at memorable Waylon Mercy vignettes
  • Looking back: WWF King Of The Ring 1995, 1998-2000
  • Audio: Jerry Lawler announces the coming of Dr Isaac Yankem DDS to WWF
  • Looking back: ECW Hardcore Heaven 1995 and WCW Saturday Nitro Pay Per Listen Event 1997
  • Audio: Surprise appearance by Jim Cornette at ECW Arena 1997
  • Audio: Jim Cornette speaks on his one and only ECW appearance in 1997
  • Undertaker vs Mick Foley: Hell In A Cell
  • WWF Brawl For It All debuts on Raw 1998
  • Onita makes his one and only ECW appearance at ECW Arena
  • Audio: Paul Heyman promo on ECW during FMW Event in Japan
  • Audio: WCW cancels NWO Wrestling Hotline
  • Looking back at the highest rated wrestling match in Cable TV History: Undertaker vs Steve Austin for WWF Championship 1999
  • WWF announces the signing of Chris Jericho 1999
  • Vince McMahon appears on Conan O'Brien
  • Paul Heyman and ECW ink three year TV deal with TNN
  • WWF wins court battle filed by USA Network which leads to the abrupt end of ECW on TNN
  • Audio: Memorable 'A**hole' promo between The Rock and The Genetic Jackhammer, Vince McMahon 2000
  • Mick Foley's first run as WWF Commissioner begins
  • Audio: Rhyno vs Test for WWF Hardcore Title leads to the beginning of WCW Invasion
  • Audio: WCW wrestler Mike Awesome def WWF wrestler Rhyno to win WWF Hardcore Title
  • Audio: Memorable Pep Talk from APA to WWF roster after the WCW invasion
  • Audio: Passing The Torch? 1/2: Ric Flair vs Brock Lesnar 2002
  • Audio: One of the greatest matches in Raw history: Undertaker vs Jeff Hardy Ladder Match for WWF Championship
  • Audio: WWE TV Debuts: John Cena, Batista and Gail Kim
  • Hulk Hogan removed from WWE storylines and ultimately released
  • Audio: Controversial HBO: Real Sports airs featuring an unhinged Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper who predicted he would not live to 65
  • Looking back: WWE Great American Bash 2004 and the concrete crypt rehearsal footage that leaked online prior to PPV
  • Looking back: WWE Vengeance 2005, 2006
  • Audio: Passing The Torch? 2/2: Ric Flair vs Kurt Angle 2005
  • Hulk Hogan makes WWE return after 2 year absence
  • Looking back: WWE Night Of Champions 2008
  • Audio: CM Punk cashes in MITB Briefcase to def Edge for WWE World Heavyweight Championship
  • Sheamus makes WWE TV debut
  • Looking back: WWE The Bash 2009
  • Titus O'Neil trips during NXT Keg Carry Challenge
  • Audio: CM Punk Pipebomb
  • Looking back: ROH Best In The World event 2011, 2018
  • Audio: Seth Rollins makes NXT debut against Jiro (Taishi Takizawa) & criminal tidbit about Jiro
  • Looking back: WWE Money In The Bank 2014 and TNA Slammiversary 2015
  • Ethan Carter III (EC3) def Kurt Angle to win TNA World Heavyweight Championship
  • And so much more!


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