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TWIWH S2 E32 (08/06 – 08/12) This Week In Wrestling History

RUNNING TIME: 3 Hours 21 Minutes
Hosted by Don Tony

SYNOPSIS: S2 E32 (08/06 – 08/12)

  • Hulk Hogan makes his pro wrestling debut.
  • Looking back at WWF ‘Showdown At Shea’ event in Queens NY at Shea Stadium (1980).
  • Junkyard Dog makes his WWF in ring debut.
  • Audio: Highlights of Ric Flair def Dusty Rhodes to win NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1986).
  • Audio: Post match Promos from Tully Blanchard, Ric Flair, and Dusty Rhodes (1986).
  • Iron Sheik wrestles last match for WWF (until Gimmick Battle Royal).
  • Owen Hart makes his WWF debut, and Curt Hennig returns to WWF after 5 year absence.
  • Looking back at AWA final TV taping and the awful $1 Million Team Challenge Series (1990).
  • Audio: The Black Scorpion (who sounds an awful lot like The Shockmaster) makes his WCW (promo) debut and calls out Sting (1990).
  • Brilliant idea: Sumo Hall sells pillows to all fans attending 1991 G1 Climax. Can you guess what happens next?
  • Audio: Razor Ramon makes his WWF in ring debut (1992).
  • Audio: Macho Man immediately calls out Razor Ramon following his WWF debut (1992).
  • Masahiro Chono def Rick Rude to win the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Title.
  • Johnny Hot Body becomes the first ever ECW TV Champion.
  • Audio: Ricky Steamboat vs Lord Steven Regal WCW No DQ match ends in a DQ (1993).
  • Looking back at AAA Night Of Champions event (1994).
  • Looking back at WCW Hog/Road Wild PPV (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Audio: Ravishing Rick Rude returns to WWF as HBK’s ‘Insurance Policy’ (1997).
  • Audio: Rocky Maivia joins The Nation Of Domination (1997).
  • Looking back at ECW Born To Be Wired event (1997).
  • Audio: Joey Styles comments on Sabu vs Terry Funk Born To Be Wired.
  • Dutch Mantel def Jerry Lawler to become the last ever USWA Unified Heavyweight Champion.
  • Audio: Entertaining WCW Monday Nitro main event: Kevin Nash, Sid Vicious, and Rick Steiner vs Sting, Goldberg, and Hulk Hogan (1999). Arguably, the loudest Hogan chants from WCW fans ever.
  • Audio: Monday Night Jericho! Chris Jericho makes his WWF debut and immediately confronts The Rock (1999).
  • Audio: Kane tells the fans to Suck It! (1999).
  • Last Smackdown episode featuring The Ovaltron set before WWF debuts the ‘Fist’.
  • Audio: Ron ‘The Truth’ Killings def Ken Shamrock to become the first (and only) NWA Black Heavyweight Champion (2002).
  • Audio: Brock Lesnar vs Hulk Hogan (2002).
  • Looking back at WWF Global Warning event (2002).
  • WWE releases Sable (2nd time).
  • James Gibson def CM Punk, Samoa Joe, and Christopher Daniels to win ROH World Championship.
  • Miss Monday Nitro sentenced for having sexual relations with a 14 year old student.
  • Bryan Danielson def Nigel McGuinness to win and unify the ROH World and Pure Championships.
  • Looking back at TNA Hard/Hardcore Justice PPV (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
  • Pacman Jones makes his TNA debut, and Test wrestles his one and only match in TNA.
  • Looking back at TNA Whole F’N Show event (2010).
  • Audio: Tommy Dreamer’s passionate speech from TNA Impact leading into the HardCORE Justice PPV (2010).
  • Kahoneys! Looking back at TNA HardCORE Justice PPV (2010).
  • WWE signs Seth Rollins
  • Looking back at Juggalo Championship Wrestling’s Legends And Icons iPPV event (2011).
  • WWE releases the G.O.A.T Abraham Washington, Alberto Del Rio, Joey Styles and Ryback.
  • Looking back at Ring Of Honor Boiling Point event (2012).
  • Looking back at AAA TripleMania XXIII event (2015).
  • WWE renames the ‘Submission Sorority’ to the much more creative ‘PCB’.
  • Billy Corgan replaces Dixie Carter as President of TNA Wrestling.
  • And so much more!

NOTABLE BIRTHDAYS: Lord Alfred Hayes, Dino Bravo, Penny Banner, Grizzly Smith, Wally Dusek, Karol Kalmikoff, Eddie Virág, Dave Ruhl, Mr. Moto, Steve Brody, Koji Kitao, Frank Thompson, Shag Thomas, Chris Zaharias, Vince Montana, Big Daddy Lipscomb, Little Brutus, Al Pereira, Pat O’Shocker, Juan Reynosa, Lou Plummer, Taro Miyaki, Tarzan White, Bud Curtis (RIP), Jimmy Valiant and Tony Savoldi 77, Jim Crockett Jr 75, Hulk Hogan and Franco Colombo 66, Terry Taylor and Norio Honaga 64, Fred Ottman and Sheldon Goldberg 63, Bill Alfonso 62, Brett Sawyer 59, Savio Vega 55, Dr. Wagner Jr and Johnny Smith 54, Asya 53, Sable, Eslabón Perdido and Eric Angle 52, Head Hunters A & B 51, Johnny Villalobos and Al Farat 50, Kintaro Kanemura and Miwa Sato 49, Último Dragoncito 47, Jonathan Coachman, Mini Psicosis, Nanjo Hayato and Kevin Knight 46, Scott D’Amore, Enrique Lopez and Yutaka Fukuda 45, Shark Boy, Yuji Hoshino and Palmer Canon 44, Gosaku Goshogawara, Lennox Lightfoot, Antoni Polaski and Kid Vicious 43, Pierroth Jr, Scotty Charisma, El Inquisidor, Kosei Kubota and Tyson Dean 42, Vinny Massaro, Rainz and HUB 41, Kongo Kong 40, Stu Bennett, Shayna Baszler, Brittany Force and Patrick Schulz 39, Silas Young, La Plaga and SigMasta Rappo 38, D-Ray 3000, Johnny Dynamo, Riddick Stone, Taro Nohashi and Príncipe Odín Jr 37, Rampage Brown and Lizzy Valentine 36, Lluvia, Chris Gazaway and Kris Wolf 35, Tony Nese, Angélica, Fallah Bahh, Jamin Olivencia and Guerrero Maya Jr 34, Reby Sky, Apollyon, Bram and Estrella Mágica 33, Jetta, Alex Payne and Joe Gacy 32, Marti Belle and Mr Showtime Shota 31, León Dorado Jr, Jerry Brown, Shank Barzini and Sexy Boy Leo 30, Kommando Kobra, Alan Extreme and Zack Gibson 29, Alexa Bliss, Emperador Azteca, Tetsuya Endo and Kay Lee Ray 28, Natsu Sumire 27, Rene Richter, Aoi Ishibashi and El Soberano Jr 26, Brad O’Brien 24

NOTABLE PRO WRESTLING DEBUTS: Exotic Adrian Street 1957, Hulk Hogan 1977, Alberto El Patrón 2000, Nick and Matt Jackson 2004

NOTABLE DEATHS: Friedrich Von Schacht and Karl Von Hess 90, Gladys Gillem 89, Louie Miller 83, Red Bastien and Bronko Lubich 81, Yukon Jake 79, Terry Yorkston 78, Gordon Hessel 77, Ed Strangler Lewis 76, Turpen Grimes, Ray Durán and Jack Pinto 75, Ken Lucas and Jim Gillespie 73, Theresa Theis 68, Mike Sharpe Sr 66, Ken Fenelon 63, Scott LeDoux 62, Jonathan Boyd 56, Buddy Austin 52, Rudi Saturski 49, Jackie Sato and Ronnie Paul 40

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