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TWIWH S2 E4 (01/22 – 01/28) This Week In Wrestling History


RUNNING TIME: 4 Hours 13 Minutes
Hosted by Don Tony

SYNOPSIS: S2 E4 (01/22 – 01/28)

  • Looking back at Royal Rumble PPV (1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018).
  • Audio: Closing moments of each Royal Rumble match.
  • Audio: Hulk-A-Mania! Hulk Hogan def Iron Sheik to win WWF Heavyweight Championship. DT shares a few stories about attending that infamous Monday night.
  • Hacksaw Jim Duggan leaves UWF for WWF.
  • Audio: The Hart Foundation (with help from referee Danny Davis) def The British Bulldogs to win WWF Tag Team Titles.
  • WWF makes it official: WrestleMania III to be held at Pontiac Silverdome.
  • Audio: Hogan, Andre, a Trophy, and Pipers Pit: Hulk vs Andre WM3 storyline enters it’s next stage.
  • Audio: Dark Journey vs Missy Hyatt: Lumberjack Match.
  • Looking back at Hot Stuff International which featured ‘heel’ Sting, Eddie Gilbert, Ric Steiner, and Missy Hyatt.
  • NWA ‘Bunkhouse Stampede PPV vs WWF Royal Rumble (1988).
  • The Brainbusters make their Madison Square Garden debut.
  • Looking back at SNME (25).
  • Audio: Undertaker loses Casket Match against Yokozuna with loads of interference and over the top special effects.
  • Ric Flair loses a ‘Loser Leaves WWF’ Match to Mr Perfect.
  • Audio: The night arguably Diesel became a star (Royal Rumble 1995).
  • Looking back at WCW Clash Of The Champions XXVI, XXX, XXXII.
  • The Road Warriors return to WCW after leaving WWF.
  • Miss Elizabeth and Debra McMichael make their WCW debut.
  • Audio: Bobby Heenan drops the ‘F’ Bomb on WCW TV.
  • Audio: Woman leaves ECW for WCW.
  • Audio: Raven def Sandman to win ECW Heavyweight Title.
  • Vader makes his WWF Raw debut.
  • Goldust’ undefeated streak comes to an end.
  • Looking back at WCW Souled Out (1997, 1998).
  • Eric Bischoff ‘fires’ WCW Referee Randy Anderson.
  • Audio: Owen Hart def HunterDust to win WWF European Title.
  • Chyna becomes first ever woman in Men’s Royal Rumble Match.
  • DT reveals the one WWF/WWE match he will never watch again.
  • WWF announces ‘Halftime Heat’: The Rock vs Mankind in Empty Arena match for WWF Championship airing during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIII.
  • Audio: Triple H vs The Rock ‘I Quit’ match for WWF Championship leads to Chyna turning on Triple H and DX.
  • Audio: Remembering the moment Too Cool danced during the Royal Rumble Match.
  • Looking back at when WCW vacated twice and had four different Heavyweight Champions crowned in one week.
  • Audio: Memorable Vince McMahon promos leading to NWO coming to WWF.
  • Memorable promo involving The Rock and Jonathan Coachman doing ‘The Charleston’.
  • John Hennigan (Nitro, Impact, Morrison) and Matt Cappotelli win Tough Enough III.
  • Kofi Kingston makes his WWE debut.
  • Audio: The infamous Larry King segment with Chris Jericho and Mickey Rourke which led to major changes for WrestleMania 25.
  • Ring Of Honor announces weekly TV deal with HDNet.
  • Jake ‘The Snake’ announces retirement from in ring competition.
  • Serena Deeb joins CM Punk’s Straight Edge Society.
  • CM Punk quits WWE one night after competing in Royal Rumble match.
  • The Rock is baffled and WWE fans are irate (#CancelWWENetwork) over Roman Reigns’ Royal Rumble win.
  • Raw episode is canceled due to inclement weather.
  • Audio: AJ Styles makes WWE debut (from Royal Rumble).
  • WWE announces a deal to bring Shinsuke Nakamura to WWE NXT.
  • Audio: The Rock’s backstage promo with Lana.
  • WWE edits off WWE Network ‘The Kiss’ between Ric Flair and Becky Lynch.
  • Fenix and Mil Muertes tear it up for Lucha Underground.
  • Asuka wins first ever WWE All Womens Royal Rumble Match.
  • Looking back at decision by WWE to celebrate Raw 25 from two different NY venues.
  • WWE suspends then releases Enzo Amore.
  • And so much more!

NOTABLE BIRTHDAYS: Giant Baba, Gary Hart, Red Bastien, Gordon Solie, Hans Mortier, Road Warrior Hawk, Sean Evans, Big Bad John, Ernie Dusek, Nick Bozinis, Ken Timbs Raúl Mata, Sean O’Haire, Jack Garofono, John Bilbo, Mike Awesome, Sonny Myers RIP, Dominic DeNucci 88, Honky Tonk Man 66, Tully Blanchard 65, Leilani Kai and 911 62, Akira Maeda 60, Vince Russo and Reggie Bennett 58, Rod Price 57, George Bollas and Tim Patterson 53, Manabu Nakanishi 52, Pentagón Black and Flying Kid Ichihara 50, Dan Bobish and Carl Greco 49, Greg Lambert 47, The Stro and Ace Steel 46, Hiroki Nagaoka 45, Nigel McGuinness 43, Arsenal and HASEGAWA 42, BJ Whitmer and Sheamus 41, Michelle McCool, Lady Azteca and Stampede Simon 39, Pirata Morgan Jr, Volador Jr, Muerte Bucanera and eXodus 38, Annie Social and Z-Barr 37, Masa Takanashi 36, Jay Briscoe and Larry D 35, Tony Casanova, La Sombra and JD Horror 34, Taylor Wilde 33, Alicia, Saki Akai and Shadow Xtreme 32, SANADA 31, Icarus 30, Alex Silva 29, Ryota Nakatsu 28, Sasha Banks and Mark Andrews 27

NOTABLE PRO WRESTLING DEBUTS: Matt Cappotelli and Johnny Impact (2003), Seth Rollins (2005), Jordynne Grace (2011)

NOTABLE DEATHS: Tommy Marlin and Tony Manos 85, Sonny Kurgis 83, Tarzan White and Al Costello 80, Hard Boiled Haggerty 78, Jerry Graham 75, Cuban Assassin and Bernie Kaplan 74, Nick Pacchiano and Orville Brown 72, Archie Gouldie 71, Jack Tunney 69, Bobby Bruns 68, Joe Savoldi and Terry Majors 65, Bull Montana 62, Shirley Strimple 60, Larry Winters 58, Mr. Niebla 57, Buck Forrest 54, Frank Scarpa 53, Soldier Mack 52, Black Cat and Ryuma Izumida 51, Espectrito 49, André the Giant 46, Sahori 41, Rocksan Biggerstaff 40, Bobby Duncum Jr, Shawn Osborne, and Raúl Armas 34

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