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Jul 25, 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 E30 (07/23 - 07/29)

  • Epic battle: Bob Backlund vs Antonio Inoki (for WWWF Championship) ends in a 60 minute draw
  • Looking back at WWF 'Brawl To End It All' MTV special event
  • First ever WWF Championship Title change in a Cage Match as Tito Santana def Greg Valentine for IC Title
  • Dusty Rhodes' last reign as NWA Heavyweight Champion begins, defeating Ric Flair in a steel cage 1986
  • Looking back at the original NWA Great American Bash Tour
  • Audio: Sherri Martel def 64 y/o Fabulous Moolah for WWF Women's Championship
  • Audio: Wendi Richter def Monster Ripper (Bertha Faye) to win WWC Women's Championship 1987
  • Looking back at WCW Great American Bash 1989
  • Audio: Jim Cornette debuts for WWF on Monday Night Raw
  • Audio: Bob Backlund snaps and turns heel after losing to Bret Hart for WWF Championship 1994
  • Audio: Dean Douglas makes his WWF TV debut 1995
  • Scott Steiner makes his ECW debut 1995
  • Audio: NWO airs its first ever Paid Announcement
  • Audio: Infamous NWO attack on Nitro, including Kevin Nash throwing Rey Mysterio into a production truck like a lawn dart
  • Audio: Bret Hart's infamous enema remark towards USA and Pittsburgh, PA 1997
  • Audio: WWF's attempt at Light Heavyweight Division to combat Nitro: Devon Storm vs Ace Darling 1997
  • Audio: Dr Death Steve Williams vs Bart Gunn WWF Brawl For It All Match 1998
  • Looking back at WWF Fully Loaded 1998-2000
  • Triple H shows Trish Stratus some 'wrestling moves' and Stephanie is none too pleased
  • US Champion Lance Storm becomes 'Lance Two Belts', def Big Vito for WCW Hardcore Title
  • Kurt Angle and Booker T trade WCW Heavyweight Championship Title wins
  • Looking back to the future: OVW event featuring John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista, Brock Lesnar and many others 2001
  • Audio: The Rock vs Ric Flair. The one and only time they faced off in a singles match 2002
  • Ring Of Honor crowns their first ever ROH Heavyweight Champion
  • Looking back at WWE Vengeance 2003
  • Looking back at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's first ever event 2003
  • Audio: AJ Styles (c) vs Frankie Kazarian vs Michael Shane: Ultimate X Match for X Division Title 2004
  • Audio: Jeff Hardy vs Monty Brown: Memorable #1 contenders match for TNA Heavyweight Title 2004
  • Looking back at the night WWE Raw (two hour episode) only had two matches 2004
  • Audio: Teddy Long begins his nine year reign as Smackdown GM
  • Looking back at WWE Great American Bash 2005, 2006
  • Audio: Muhammad Hassan wrestles his last ever match in WWE
  • Audio: WWE Battle Of The Bands: John Cena vs Chris Jericho and Fozzy 2005
  • TNA signs Adam 'Pacman' Jones
  • Audio: Mike Adamle is announced as Raw GM
  • Diamond Dallas Page settles his lawsuit against Jay-Z over use of Diamond Cutter symbol
  • Looking back at WWE Night Of Champions 2009
  • Audio: Chris Jericho is not happy Shaq is hosting Raw 2009
  • WWE Champion CM Punk returns to WWE and confronts newly crowned WWE Champion John Cena
  • WWF/WWE Raw reaches 1000th Episode
  • Stephanie McMahon 'arrested' for slapping Brie Bella. Ever wonder why WWE never pushed the angle further with a 'mugshot'?
  • Seth Rollins inadvertently knees John Cena in the nose causing several fractures and emergency surgery
  • Audio: Hulk Hogan attempts damage control after video of his racist tirade surfaces and is fired by WWE 2015
  • Looking back at WWE Battleground 2016, 2017
  • Nia Jax and Finn Balor make their WWE main roster debuts 2016
  • Audio: Braun Strowman vs WWE newcomer, James Ellsworth 2016
  • And so much more!


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