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Dec 5, 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 E49 (12/4 - 12/10)

  • Terry Funk makes his pro wrestling debut (1965). DT researches and clears up inaccuracies previously reported about his debut match.
  • Bruno Sammartino def Stan Stasiak to win WWWF Championship.
  • Terry Funk def Jack Brisco to win NWA Heavyweight Championship.
  • Legendary December feuds of The Funks vs Abdullah The Butcher and The Shiek.
  • Antonio Inoki vacates WWWF Heavyweight Championship after rematch against Bob Backlund ends in a no contest.
  • Audio: After Grand Wizard 'sells' his contract for $100,000, Pat Patterson 'turns' and is attacked by Captain Lou Albano and Wild Samoans (1979).
  • Cowboy Ron Bass loses a Hair vs Hair match against Brutus Beefcake at SNME.
  • Looking back at Clash Of The Champions IV: Season's Beatings (1988).
  • Audio: Jack Tunney strips Hulk Hogan of WWE Championship and announces Royal Rumble will determine the new champion.
  • Gorilla Monsoon fires Bobby Heenan on Raw.
  • Audio: Bobby Heenan speaks on Gorilla Monsoon.
  • Audio: Steve Austin vs Mikey Whipwreck vs Sandman: Three Way Dance for ECW Heavyweight Title.
  • Looking back at ECW December To Dismember (1995) and Holiday Hell (1996).
  • Looking back at In Your House: D-Generation X PPV (1997).
  • D-X play strip poker at ringside and HBK makes an obscene gesture with his penis.
  • Audio: Taka Michinoku calls Jerry Lawler a jackass, and is then attacked by 'El Unico'.
  • Audio: Steve Austin forfeits IC Title to The Rock, then takes the belt hostage.
  • Ian Rotten and Corporal Robinson memorable battle from IWA Mid-South. Memorable for all the wrong reasons.
  • Audio: Undertaker 'crucifies' Steve Austin on Raw and USA Network along with religious groups are not happy.
  • Looking back at WWF UK Exclusive PPV: Capital Carnage.
  • Audio: WWF debuts Attitude Cologne for men and women.
  • The night Vince McMahon took the finishers of all the main event names on roster.
  • Audio: Memorable Raw Promo (2000) of The Rock making fun of Kurt Angle, Rikishi, Undertaker, HHH, and Steve Austin.
  • Audio: TNA at WWF NY. TNA! TNA! TNA!
  • Audio: The Rock 'ends' Vince McMahon 'Kiss My Ass Club'.
  • Looking back at WWF Vengeance PPV (2001).
  • Audio: Chris Jericho becomes WWE Undisputed Heavyweight Champion def The Rock and Steve Austin.
  • Audio: Percy Pringle III aka Paul Bearer (RIP) makes his TNA debut.
  • Looking back at World Wrestling All-Stars 'The Retribution' PPV from Scotland.
  • Audio: Attitude women made lots of history too. Lita def Trish Stratus in Raw main event cage match to win Womens Title.
  • DT clears up misconceptions that Lita broke her neck during this match.
  • Looking back at TNA Turning Point PPV (2004).
  • Audio: The Trial Of Eric Bischoff.
  • Ric Flair arrested for Road Rage Incident.
  • Audio: WWE mocks Ric Flair arrest which included first ever 'Cutting Edge' segment. Great exchange between Edge and Michael PS Hayes.
  • Stacy Keibler announced for upcoming Dancing With The Stars.
  • Paul Heyman leaves WWE and Big Show wrestles last match before leaving WWE for a boxing career (2006).
  • Looking back at WWE Tribute To The Troops: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015
  • Audio: 15 Men Battle Royal from 15th Anniversary of Raw.
  • Looking back at WWE Slammy Awards: 2008, 2013, 2014 
  • Ron Killings leaves TNA after six year career.
  • Victoria announces her retirement from WWE and pro wrestling - just to emerge in TNA five months later.
  • TNA announces a special prime time airing of Impact (Jan 4), which goes up head to head against WWE Raw.
  • DT looks back at the Raw vs Impact ratings from Jan 4, 2010.
  • Looking back at TNA Final Resolution PPV from 2010 which included infamous match between Jeff Hardy and Matt Morgan.
  • Dennis Rodman wins Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
  • Remembering the 2013 Raw which scored one of the lowest ratings ever (at that time).
  • CM Punk poops his pants during Smackdown match against Dean Ambrose.
  • Audio: CM Punk speaks on pooping his pants, Japan and during a marathon.
  • AJ Styles wrestles his last ever match with TNA Wrestling.
  • Audio: CM Punk speaks on signing multi fight deal with UFC.
  • Audio: Jake The Snake Roberts wants to sleep with Bray Wyatt.
  • And so much more!





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