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TWIWH Episode 26 (06/26 – 07/02) #ThrowbackTuesday

RUNNING TIME: 3 Hours 41 Minutes
Hosted by Don Tony

SYNOPSIS: Episode 26 (06/26 – 07/02)

  • “Match Of The Century” at Comiskey Park: Buddy Rogers vs Pat O’Connor
  • Muhammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki: Boxer vs Wrestler
  • Audio: Bob Backlund vs Jimmy Snuka Cage Match at MSG (Voted PWI Match Of The Year 1982).
  • Audio: Stan Hansen stripped and Nick Bockwinkel awarded AWA Heavyweight Title.
  • Audio: Ric Flair leaves WCW over contract dispute. Original audio announcements, plus comments by Ric Flair and Jim Herd.
  • This Week’s Retro Non-Wrestling Flashback: 1991.
  • Perry Saturn works WWF shows as Peter Motts.
  • Booker T and Stevie Ray make WCW debut – in chains and shackles?
  • Waylon Mercy makes WWE Raw debut against Jeff Hardy.
  • Winner’s (Abismo Negro) loses Mask vs Mask match against Super Calo.
  • Looking back at AAA TripleMania III.
  • Ultimate Warrior wrestles last ever WWF/WWE match.
  • Audio: Paul Bearer reveals story behind Kane and Undertaker murdering his family.
  • WCW presents Pay Per Listen ‘Saturday Nitro’ event.
  • Audio: Jim Cornette looks back at his one and one appearance for ECW in Philly.
  • Audio: Michael Cole makes his WWE TV debut interviewing LOD.
  • Kane vs Jerry Lawler main events Memphis Power Pro Wrestling.
  • Audio: 20 Year Anniversary of Mankind vs Undertaker HIAC match at King Of The Ring.
  • Kane def Steve Austin for WWF Title.
  • FMW Atsushi Onita makes one and only appearance for ECW in Philly.
  • King of The Ring tournament wins for Ken Shamrock, Kurt Angle, and Billy Gunn.
  • Audio: Do you remember the NWO Wrestling Hotline?
  • Tod Gordon ‘attacks’ Dennis Coraluzzo and invades NWA event with ‘ECW’ talent.
  • WWF holds first round matches for Brawl For It All Tournament.
  • Paul Heyman and ECW sign 3 Year Contract with TNN and deal with Pioneer Home Video.
  • Audio: Vince McMahon on Conan O’Brian.
  • KOR: Shane & Vince McMahon def Steve Austin for 100% ownership of WWF.
  • Undertaker vs Steve Austin draw highest rated match in Cable TV history: 9.5 Rating and almost 11 Million Viewers. Overall, Raw def Nitro 6.8 to 3.6.
  • The Hardys def Farooq and Bradshaw and win WWF Tag Titles.
  • Negotiations with WCW fall thru as Chris Jericho signs three year contract with WWF.
  • Hulk Hogan uses the word ‘Polock’ during interview on Larry King Live.
  • Mick Foley is introduced as new WWE Commissioner.
  • Delaware Court rules in favor of WWE & Viacom in USA Network Lawsuit. The premature end for ECW on TNN begins.
  • Linda McMahon announces WWF vs WCW InVasion PPV.
  • First ever WCW match airs on WWF TV.
  • Audio: Lance Storm reveals details behind Booker T vs Bagwell WCW match on Raw and WCW’s future (or lack thereof).
  • Audio: John Cena makes memorable debut match against Kurt Angle.
  • Bret Hart suffers stroke and fall while riding a bike (with no helmet).
  • Memorable match in Raw history: Undertaker vs Jeff Hardy.
  • Audio: Controversial HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel airs special on drugs and tragic deaths in pro wrestling. Comments by Roddy Piper lead to his release from WWE.
  • Hulk Hogan reveals on Bubba The Love Sponge Show that he and Mr America are gone from WWE over ‘creative’ issues. Vince fires Hulk Hogan on Smackdown.
  • Gail Kim debuts on WWE TV and wins Women’s Championship.
  • Zack Gowan def Big Show to win WWE Contract.
  • Great American Debacle: Rehearsal footage of Undertaker ‘burying’ Paul Bearer alive in cement leaks online just hours before PPV.
  • Sable’s final WWE PPV appearance.
  • Hulk Hogan makes surprise WWE return after two year absence.
  • CM Punk cashes in MITB Briefcase and wins World Heavyweight Championship.
  • Brian Christopher arrested – again.
  • Rob Black sentenced in federal investigation case involving Extreme Associates.
  • Sheamus makes his WWE TV debut.
  • The original Titus O’Neil blunder: NXT Keg Carry Challenge
  • Audio: CM Punk’s infamous ‘Pipe Bomb’.
  • CM Punk takes out restraining order against his mother.
  • Infamous Brie Bella Nip Slip during Total Divas segment on Raw.
  • Ricardo Rodriguez suspended; first violation of WWE Wellness Policy.
  • A day in the life of Tenille Dashwood (Emma): Arrested and accused of shoplifting, released by WWE, then rehired after more details surface amidst online backlash by fans.
  • Story behind tragic murders of twin midget wrestlers, La Parkita and Espectrito Jr.
  • And so much more!

NOTABLE PRO WRESTLING DEBUTS: Butcher Vachon (1955), Killer Khan (1971), Pierroth (1984), Lady Apache (1986), Lizmark Jr (1991), Donovan Morgan (1996), Lowlife Louie Ramos (1997), Kota Ibushi (2004), Alicia Fox (2006), Liv Morgan (2015)

NOTABLE DEATHS: Karl Kowalski 76, Buddy Rogers and Danny Babich 71, Smith Hart 68, George Cannon 62, Big Bad Mama 61, Primo Carnera 59, Matt Borne 55, Uncle Elmer 54, Steve King 46, Mike Dibiase 45, Junkyard Dog 44, Matt Cappotelli 38, La Parkita and Espectrito Jr 35, Tiger Khan 33

NOTABLE BIRTHDAYS: Ed ‘Strangler’ Lewis, Dick The Bruiser, Boris Malenko, Abismo Negro, Villano #1, Jackie Fargo, Red McIntyre, Mike Lebell, Larry Sharpe, Dean Detton, Percival A. Friend, Damien Steele, and Yukon Braxton (RIP), JJ Dillon and Johnny Saint 76, Terry Funk 74, Duke Keomuka and Leo Burke 70, Davey O’Hannon 67, Frogman Leblanc 66, Danny Davis 64, Bret Hart 61, Damien Demento, Tom Magee and Jimmy Ocean 60, Brakkus 56, Charles Robinson 54, Mike Tyson 52, Heidi Lee Morgan 51, Koji Nakagawa 49, Lady Apache and Amy Weber 48, Heidenreich 46, Scotty 2 Hotty, Joe Gomez, and Desire 45, Matt Striker 44, Ace Darling 43, Ian Knoxx and Marco Corleone 41, Suicide Kid 40, Scott Dawson 34, Cody Rhodes 33, Serena Deeb, Alicia Fox, and Michael Hayes 32, Su Yung 29, Kimber Lee 28

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