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TWIWH Episode 40 (10/02 – 10/08) #ThrowbackTuesday

RUNNING TIME: 3 Hours 17 Minutes
Hosted by Don Tony

SYNOPSIS: Episode 40 (10/02 – 10/08)

  • Ken Patera retires from powerlifting to become a pro wrestler.
  • Plane carrying Ric Flair, Johnny Valentine, Tim Woods and others crashes in Wilmington, NC.
  • Audio: Ric Flair’s detailed account of the plane crash.
  • First incarnation of Midnight Express def Rock n Roll Express to win NWA Mid America Tag Titles.
  • Dynamic Duo (Gino Hernandez and Chris Adams) lose a Hair vs Hair match against Kevin & Kerry Von Erich.
  • Audio: Highlights of Uncle Elmer wedding from Saturday Night’s Main Event. Joyce pelted in the head with trash and The Body loves it!
  • Rockin’ Robin becomes last WWF Womens Champion before title is deactivated (for the first time) in 1990.
  • Chris Jericho and Lance Storm make their pro wrestling debuts – against each other!
  • Looking back at WWF ‘The Battle Royal’ from London, England.
  • Vince McMahon sends Macho Man to USWA to face Jerry Lawler for USWA Unified Heavyweight Title.
  • Audio: Macho Man and Vince McMahon USWA Promos.
  • Audio: Memorable Cactus Jack ECW promo on Tommy Dreamer and dreams of going to WCW.
  • Audio: Steve Austin cuts his first Anti-WCW promo on ECW TV.
  • Steve Austin makes first ECW House Show appearance.
  • Looking back at ECW Ultimate Jeopardy 1996.
  • Audio: HBK vs Undertaker battle in the first ever Hell In A Cell Match, plus a memorable debut by Kane.
  • Audio: Controversial interview between Vince McMahon and Melanie Pillman, just one day after the death of Brian Pillman.
  • Audio: Jim Cornette’s first of several memorable ‘shoots’ on Raw.
  • Audio: Faarooq cuts a great promo on Steve Austin.
  • Audio: After having his leg injured by Kane and Undertaker, Vince McMahon has three memorable hospital visits (Mick Foley, Mr Socko’s debut, and ‘Dr’ Austin.
  • Audio: Owen Hart walks out of Raw and WWF.
  • WCW strips Lenny Lane of Cruiserweight Title due to pressure over his gay character.
  • Bret Hart and Chris Benoit have memorable Nitro match paying tribute to the late Owen Hart.
  • Darren Drozdov paralyzed in a match against D-Lo Brown.
  • Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara abruptly leave WWF and sign with WCW.
  • Audio: ECW on TNN airs controversial interview with Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch.
  • Audio: Booker T def Jeff Jarrett to win WCW Title (previously vacated by Vince Russo).
  • Audio: Infamous Wrestlecrap moment involving Booker T and a photo of Scott Hall.
  • Juventud Guerrera arrested in Australia during WCW tour.
  • Looking back at ROH ‘Glory By Honor’ 2002 and the attempts to run XPW out of Philly.
  • Audio: Big Show and Eddie Guerrero tamper with each other’s burritos.
  • Audio: Carlito makes WWE TV debut and wins US Title.
  • Audio: Steve Austin stuns Linda (and the entire McMahon family) at WWE Raw: Homecoming.
  • John Cena surrenders WWE Title after suffering serious injury.
  • Kurt Angle arrested on DUI charges.
  • Hulk Hogan signs deal with NBC to host American Gladiators reboot.
  • Audio: Tony Atlas speaks on confrontation with CM Punk in OVW.
  • Sandman pleads guilty from incident during Capt Lou Albano’s birthday party.
  • Looking back at WWE Hell In A Cell PPV 2010.
  • Smackdown debuts on MyNetworkTV.
  • CM Punk main events first ever episode of Main Event.
  • Audio: Batista makes his MMA debut.
  • Tommy Dreamer’s House Of Hardcore holds first ever event.
  • Cody Rhodes & Goldust reinstated by WWE after defeating The Shield.
  • Prince Puma becomes first ever Lucha Underground Champion.
  • Audio: Matt Hardy vacates TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
  • Audio: Memorable Bayley vs Sasha Banks Ironman Match from NXT Takeover: Respect.
  • Broken Hardys win TNA Tag Titles from Abyss and Crazy Steve in ‘The Great War’.
  • And so much more!

NOTABLE BIRTHDAYS: Bruno Sammartino, Paul Boesch, Chief Jay Strongbow, Gene Anderson, Mickey Gold, Waldo Von Erich, Art Barr, Brazo de Oro, Ripper Collins, Don Fargo, Yokozuna, Patsy O’Neill, Rey Guerrero (RIP), Yonetaro Tanaka 90, Bob Armstrong 79, Linda McMahon 70, Mike Adamle 69, Judy Martin 63, Barry Darsow 59, Bobby Fulton and Maxx Payne 57, El Dandy 56, Dixie Carter 54, Terri Runnels 52, Pierrothito 51, Chi Chi Cruz 50, Malia Hosaka 49, Heavy Metal 48, Alkatrazz 47, Abyss, Silver Star and JR Ryder 45, Ébola, Tigre Blanco, Loc and Damien 44, Rhyno and Michael Nakazawa 43, Emi Sakura 42, Damaja, Rikiya Fudo, Ángel del Futuro and Estrella Universal 41, Kenshin 40, John Hennigan, Paul Burchill and Mario Mora 39, The Miz and Dylan Night 38, Chris Stevens 37, Mikey Batts 35, Insane Dragon and Manu 34, DJ Z, Kaitlyn, Masami Morohashi and Bill Martel 32, Aiden English 31, Sky Angel 24

NOTABLE PRO WRESTLING DEBUTS: Shawn Michaels, Great Muta and Masahiro Chono (1984), Lex Luger (1985), Lance Storm and Chris Jericho (1990), Daniel Bryan and Bryan Kendrick (1999), The Great Khali (2000), Velveteen Dream (2014)

NOTABLE DEATHS: Lance Russell, Bob Langevin and Jim Siksay 91, Kimon Kudo 86, Lee Grable 84, Al Baffert 83, Bill Bowman 82, Glen Wade 81, Billy Rolling Thunder 75, Gene Murphy 73, Klondike Bill 68, Bobby Jaggers 64, Rod Fenton 63, Gorilla Monsoon 62, Nick Elitch 60, Jay York 57, Antonio Peña 55, Don Lee and Bob Morse 52, Mike Nazarian and Al Mills 51, Chris Adams 46, Rocky Smith 42, Larry Chene 40, Johnny Moochy 38, Sean Evans 36, Brian Pillman 35, Gran Naniwa 33

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