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Apr 19, 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 16 (4/15 – 4/21)
RUNNING TIME: 3 Hours 21 Minutes

  • Audio: Fabulous Moolah appears on TV Show 'To Tell The Truth' (1961)
  • Playboy Buddy Rose loses a Hair vs Hair match against Roddy Piper.
  • Audio: Hulk Hogan def Nick Bockwinkel for AWA Heavyweight Title - only to have decision overturned a few days later. Thus began two years of AWA fu**ery towards Hogan and fans.
  • Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch (North South Connection) def Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson to win WWF Tag Titles.
  • Looking back at AWA Wrestlerock '86.
  • Looking back at Saturday Night's Main Event #16 (1988).
  • Mike McGuirk makes WWF announcing debut.
  • Audio: Highlights of wrestling themed Morton Downey Jr Show featuring David Schultz, Paul E Dangerously, Jim Wilson, Capt Lou Albano, and others (1988).
  • Controversial 'Now It Can Be Told' episode hosted by Geraldo Rivera accusing WWF of multiple accounts of sexual abuse airs.
  • Roddy Piper hosts Piper's Pit that never makes TV due to controversial comments related to Geraldo 'Now It Can Be Told' episode.
  • Paul Heyman, Jim Crockett and Jim Hudson join forces to create a new Promotion (later called World Wrestling Network).
  • Audio: Infamous Vader vs Cactus Jack WCW Worldwide match involving multiple hard shots to Cactus' face. Includes rare unedited commentary by Jesse 'The Body' Ventura.
  • Negotiations between All Japan Women's Wrestling and Tonya Harding fall thru.
  • Looking back at WCW Spring Stampede PPV (1994, 1998, 2000).
  • Audio: Ric Flair's WCW Heavyweight Title win over Ricky Steamboat not acknowledged in the record books.
  • Looking back at ECW Hostile City Showdown 1995.
  • Audio: After losing ECW Heavyweight Title to Sandman, Shane Douglas walks out of ECW Arena - wearing a WWF Monday Night Raw shirt.
  • Brian Pillman released from hospital following serious auto accident.
  • First televised Bi-Sexual wrestling angle? Beulah McGillicuddy cheats on Tommy Dreamer with Kimona Wanalea.
  • Audio: WWF starts airing ridiculously stupid 'Reality-Check' spots during Raw episodes.
  • Looking back at WWF IYH 14: Revenge Of The Taker (1997).
  • Scott Steiner arrested for threatening GA DOT Highway worker.
  • Buff Bagwell suffers serious neck injury during tag team match on WCW Thunder.
  • Brock Lesnar passes up Olympics and agrees to a deal with WWF.
  • Audio: 'It Never Happened!'. Looking back at the night Chris Jericho def Triple H to win WWF Championship, only to have the decision reversed moments later.
  • Audio: WWF Champion Triple H vs ECW Champion Tazz.
  • Looking back at ECW Cyberslam 2000.
  • Triple H regains IC Championship def Jeff Hardy.
  • Looking back at WWF Backlash PPV (2002, 2004).
  • Audio: Hulk Hogan vs Triple H for WWF Undisputed Championship.
  • Colt Cabana vs Eddie Guerrero vs CM Punk tear it up in IWA Mid-South.
  • Audio: Vince Russo replaces James Storm with AJ Styles against Jeff Jarrett (Cage Match for NWA World Heavyweight Championship).
  • Bloody Jim Ross on Raw leads to MA Rating on WWE Network.
  • Audio: 'You Screwed Matt!' Fans let Lita and WWE know how they feel after Matt Hardy being fired following incident with Lita and Edge.
  • Brock Lesnar and WWE settle 'no-compete' lawsuit following failed attempt at NFL career.
  • Palmer Cannon requests release from WWE after incident involving Chris Benoit and JBL.
  • WWE ends working relationship with developmental territory Deep South Wrestling.
  • Austin Aries suspended for 90 days by TNA due to unprofessional behavior.
  • Santino Marella makes WWE debut and wins IC Title.
  • Looking back at WWE King Of The Ring (2008).
  • 'Barack Obama' and 'Hillary Clinton' battle it out in WWE ring.
  • WWE suspends Michael PS Hayes after incident involving Mark Henry and a racial slur.
  • TNA launches their 'Cross The Line' campaign.
  • Looking back at TNA 'Lockdown' PPV (2009, 2010).
  • WWE airs Monday Night Smackdown.
  • WWE releases Shelton Benjamin, Mickie James, Katie Lea Burchill, Jesse, Mike Knox, Funaki, and Jimmy Wang Yang.
  • RVD def AJ Styles to win TNA Heavyweight Championship.
  • WWE announces the creation of WWE Performance Center.
  • E! announces the creation of WWE Reality TV Series, 'Total Divas'.
  • WWE sends Rosa Mendes home from European Tour due to personal issues.
  • WWE Network releases 'Warrior: The Ultimate Legend' documentary.
  • Takeshi Morishima abruptly retires due to complications involving diabetes.
  • WWE airs idiotic commercial hyping 'Extreme Rules PPV (2016) by showing Bugs having sex.
  • Samoa Joe def Finn Balor to win NXT Championship.
  • Ring collapses on Raw during match between Braun Strowman and Big Show.
  • And so much more!

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