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Feb 18, 2024

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: Episode 8 (2/19 – 2/25)
RUNNING TIME: 3 Hours 35 Minutes

  • Audio: Bob Backlund def Superstar Billy Graham and begins 2,135-day reign as WWF Champion.
  • Audio: Superstar Billy Graham speaks on Vince McMahon Sr decision in 1978 to crown Bob Backlund as Champion.
  • Jumbo Tsuruta def Nick Bockwinkel to win AWA Heavyweight Title.
  • Looking back at NWA Chi-Town Rumble PPV (1989).
  • Audio: Highlights of Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair for NWA Heavyweight Championship.
  • Looking back at NWA/WCW Wrestlewar PPV (1990, 1991).
  • Looking back at WCW Superbrawl III (1993), IV (1994), V (1995), VII (1997), VIII (1998), IX (1999), 2000 (2000).
  • Hulk Hogan returns to Raw and forms the Mega-Maniacs with Brutus Beefcake.
  • Hulk Hogan and TV producers scout areas in Florida to film the movie pilot, "Hurricane In Paradise".
  • Looking back at ECW 'Return Of The Funker' event (1995).
  • Audio: Cactus Jack endures 82 Singapore Cane shots as Terry Funk makes surprise return to ECW (Funk In A Box).
  • Looking back at ECW CyberSlam 1997.
  • Audio: Paul E Dangerously accepts Jerry Lawler's challenge: ECW invades Monday Night Raw (1997).
  • Juventud Guerrera and Rey Mysterio Jr both forced to unmask on WCW PPVs.
  • Audio: Scott Steiner turns on brother Rick and joins NWO.
  • Audio: Undertaker vs Kane Inferno Match on Raw leads to Vince McMahon crying over a torched teddy bear.
  • Audio: Public Enemy makes their WWF debut on Raw.
  • Audio: Goldberg appears on The Tonight Show and issues $100,000 challenge to Steve Austin.
  • Audio: James Brown makes a surprise appearance at WCW Superbrawl 2000 (Original unedited music).
  • Audio: WWE Network butchery of same James Brown segment from Superbrawl 2000.
  • Looking back at WWF No Way Out PPV (2001, 2003, 2006).
  • Ring Of Honor makes their promotional debut.
  • Audio: The Rock makes surprise appearance on Raw and trashes the live Toronto crowd (2003).
  • Audio: Goldust' first interview after being 'electrocuted' by Randy Orton and Batista.
  • Vince McMahon vs Eric Bischoff battle in the ring on Raw.
  • Chris Masters makes WWF Raw debut and breaks Steven Richards' orbital bone.
  • Audio: Batista gives a 'Thumbs Down' and chooses to face Triple H at WrestleMania for World Heavyweight Title.
  • WWE begins contacting former ECW wrestlers to appear at ECW One Night Stand PPV.
  • Looking back at WWE Elimination Chamber PPV (2010, 2012, 2014).
  • Audio: Batista ends John Cena's 32 second reign as WWE Champion.
  • WWE airs debut episode of NXT on Sci-Fi.
  • 2-21-11: Undertaker and Triple H make WWE returns and issue a WrestleMania challenge (well sorta) to each other.
  • WWE signs the original Sin Cara.
  • AJPW, NJPW, and Noah join together to raise money for those affected by Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
  • John Cena vs CM Punk wrestle for the last time against each other and tear it up on Raw.
  • Audio: WWE announces Donald Trump for 2013 Hall Of Fame.
  • Looking back at Ring Of Honor 12th Anniversary Show (2014).
  • WWE Network officially launches in the US.
  • Audio: Following TNA run, Hulk Hogan makes WWE return (2014) after seven-year absence.
  • The Miz and Maryse get married.
  • Looking back at WWE Fastlane PPV (2015, 2016).
  • Audio: Shane McMahon makes WWE Raw return after six-year absence and interrupts Vincent J McMahon Legacy Award ceremony.
  • And so much more!

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