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May 16, 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 20 (5/13 – 5/19)
RUNNING TIME: 2 Hours 59 Minutes

  • The era of Bruno begins: Bruno Sammartino def Buddy Rogers to win WWWF Championship.
  • Andy Kaufman passes away from Lung Cancer at 35 years old.
  • Audio: AWA fu**ery: Playboy Buddy Rose & Doug Somers win the AWA Tag Team titles on a count out (from Scott Hall and Curt Hennig).
  • Looking back at WCW Capital Combat: The Return Of Robocop (1990).
  • Looking back at WCW SuperBrawl (1991).
  • Audio: Sid Vicious vs El Gigante: Stretcher Match
  • Looking back at WCW WarGames (1992).
  • Papa Shango places a voodoo curse on a vomiting Ultimate Warrior, and the feud begins.
  • AAA Promotion makes its debut (1992).
  • Audio: The biggest upset in Raw histoy? The Kid def Razor Ramon.
  • Audio: Marty Janetty makes WWF return and def Shawn Michaels for IC Championship.
  • 'A Current Affair' episode debuts profiling the tragedies surrounding the Von Erich family.
  • Looking back at ECW: When Worlds Collide (1994).
  • Audio: Arn Anderson speaks on his one match in ECW and why it sucked.
  • Looking back at AAA Triplemania II-B event (1994).
  • WWF makes significant changes in drug policy in an attempt to prevent abuse.
  • Looking back at the first ever WWF In Your House PPV (1995).
  • Audio: Bob Backlund announces his candidacy for President and makes some comical errors at some historical events.
  • Infamous Cliq Curtain Call takes place at Madison Square Garden.
  • Audio: Triple H, Jim Cornette, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash speak on the infamous MSG Curtain Call.
  • Looking back at WCW Slamboree (1996, 1997, 1998).
  • HBK infamous 'Sunny Days' Promo on Bret Hart airs on Raw.
  • Audio: Sean Waltman reveals a 'Sunny Day' story involving Shawn Michaels.
  • People Magazine wasn't the only fools running high profile Internet Polls in 1998. Looking back when Ric Flair had led Time Magazine's 'Person Of The Century' Poll.
  • Looking back at ECW 'It Ain't Seinfeld' event (1998).
  • Taz debuts the FTW (F*** The World) Championship.
  • Audio: Eric Bischoff taunts Vince McMahon on WCW Thunder.
  • Audio: Chris Jericho's introduces the participants in the Cruiserweight Battle Royal at Slamboree 1998.
  • Audio: The night Dean Malenko received one of the loudest pops in WCW history.
  • Referee Charles Robinson suffers collapsed lung after taking an elbow drop by Macho Man Randy Savage.
  • Looking back at WCW No Mercy UK PPV (1999).
  • Looking back at ECW Hardcore Heaven PPV (1999, 2000).
  • Audio: Godfather's Ho (Bobcat) wins WWF Hardcore Title from Crash Holly.
  • Audio: Don Tony's favorite WWF Hardcore Title match: Gerald Brisco vs Crash Holly.
  • Looking back at WWE Judgement Day PPV (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009).
  • Vince McMahon makes return appearance on HBO's 'On The Record with Bob Costas'.
  • Zach Gowan makes WWF TV debut - by having his prosthetic leg yanked off by Rowdy Roddy Piper.
  • Ron 'The Truth' Killings wins NWA World Heavyweight Championship for the 2nd time.
  • Mordecai makes WWE main roster debut.
  • Audio: Bobby Heenan on The Dennis Miller Show.
  • TNA suspends Jeff Hardy.
  • Looking back at TNA Hard Justice PPV (2005).
  • Tickets for ECW One Night Stand go on sale and immediately sells out.
  • Looking back at TNA Sacrifice PPV (2006, 2010).
  • 'See No Evil' starring Kane hits movie theatres.
  • WWE releases Sabu, Shelly Martinez, Scotty 2 Hotty, Nick Mitchell, Carlito and Angel Williams (Angelina Love).
  • Audio: Bret Hart defeats The Miz to win the WWE US Championship.
  • Hulk Hogan sues Fruity Pebbles Cereal (Post).
  • Audio: TNA rebrands as 'Impact Wrestling' and 'Wrestling Matters'.
  • TNA signs Brooke Hogan.
  • Looking back at WWE Over The Limit PPV (2012).
  • Looking back at WWE Extreme Rules PPV (2013).
  • Audio: Kevin Owens makes WWE main roster debut.
  • Looking back at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable (2015).
  • Samoa Joe makes NXT debut.
  • Looking back at WWE Payback PPV (2015).
  • Destination American announces cancellation of TNA Programming effective September 2015.
  • Audio: New Day 'Time Machine' skit poking fun at The Vaudvillains (2016).
  • And so much more!

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