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Jan 29, 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 5 (1/29 – 2/4)
RUNNING TIME: 3 Hours 56 Minutes

  • Looking back at Royal Rumble PPV (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017).
  • Audio: Closing moments of each Royal Rumble match.
  • Andre The Giant makes memorable appearance as 'Bigfoot' on the Six Million Dollar Man.
  • Audio: Lee Majors tells a drinking story about Andre The Giant on the Six Million Dollar Man set in 1976.
  • NWA airs the special 'Superstars On The Superstation' on TBS.
  • Miss Elizabeth knocked out unconscious and The Mega-Powers (Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage) split (from WWF Main Event #2).
  • Looking back at WCW Clash Of The Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite.
  • Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura star in the Movie Pilot 'Tag Team' on NBC.
  • Audio: Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura look back at discuss the filming of Tag Team.
  • Lex Luger makes WWF Monday Night Raw debut.
  • Looking back at ECW 'The Night The Line Was Crossed' and the historic 'Three Way Dance' between Terry Funk vs Sabu vs Shane Douglas (1994).
  • Looking back at ECW 'Double Tables' event (1995).
  • A day in the life of a hardcore ECW fan (DT): Looking back at ECW Big Apple Blizzard Blast (1996) which DT attended then walked home two hours in the snow.
  • Looking back at ECW Crossing The Line Again (1997).
  • Audio: Paul Heyman announces first ever ECW PPV to air in April 1997.
  • WCW presents Pay-Per-Listen event 'Boston Brawl' (1998).
  • Audio: Sample of Real Media streaming WCW used for PPL events.
  • Audio: DX presents the 'State Of The Union' (Curse Words) Speech from Raw - Censored and Uncensored versions.
  • New Age Outlaws push a Dumpster with Cactus Jack and Terry Funk inside off the stage during Raw.
  • Looking back at ECW Hostile City Showdown '98.
  • Audio: WWF Halftime Heat: The Rock (c) vs Mankind Empty Arena Match for WWF Championship.
  • Audio: Random memorable Ric Flair promo from WCW Nitro.
  • Audio: Hulk Hogan talks gibberish on Nitro with Chuck Zito.
  • WCW nixes Kornberg, err Goldberg acting role on upcoming episode of ER.
  • Anniversary of WWF and NBC teaming up to announce the formation of the XFL Football League.
  • Audio: The Radicals (Benoit, Malenko, Guerrero, Saturn) show up on Monday Night Raw.
  • Audio: Hervina (Harvey Whippleman) def The Cat in a Lumber Jill Snow Bunny Match to win the Women's Championship.
  • Kurt Angle suffers first pinfall in WWE career.
  • Audio: Highlights from Week One of XFL along with rare post game Press Conference with Vince McMahon.
  • Women Of Wrestling (WOW) holds their first and only PPV, Unleashed.
  • Audio: Vince attempts to 'buy out' Ric Flair in front of a great energetic crowd.
  • Audio: The Brian Kendrick makes a musical WWE debut.
  • Looking back at the moment Vince McMahon tore both quads during Royal Rumble PPV.
  • Audio: Randy Orton says Eddie Guerrero is in hell.
  • Brock Lesnar makes his UFC debut against Frank Mir (UFC 81).
  • Bobby Lashley quits WWE.
  • Jack Swagger suffers first loss in WWE.
  • Controversy erupts online after Kelly Kelly claims in radio interview that Bra And Panties matches will not be back and WWE will remain PG.
  • WWE continues transition to Permanent PG by renaming some wrestling moves (ie: Cena FU to Attitude Adjustment).
  • Highspots becomes the authorized agent for Ric Flair.
  • Audio: John Cena tells TMZ that Chyna has a 'Fruit Basket'.
  • Audio: Vince McMahon announces the cancellation of ECW in lieu of a new program - NXT.
  • Shaved head Undertaker returns to Raw wearing a horrendous Halloween wig.
  • Rumor of WWE debuting a new Cruiserweight Show on WWE Network gains traction.
  • Audio: Bret Hart 4/10 is born.
  • Maxim debuts a new advice column hosted by Iron Sheik.
  • Looking back at TNA Impact 500.
  • Audio: Seth Rollins meets his 'destroyer' as Samoa Joe makes Raw debut.
  • Akira Tozawa makes 205 Live debut.
  • Audio: After abrupt firing of Enzo Amore, Drake Maverick becomes first ever GM for 205 Live and announces tournament to crown next Cruiserweight Champion.
  • And so much more!

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