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This Week In Wrestling History (Week Nine) 2/26 – 3/3 (Original Broadcast 2/27/2019)

Back by Popular Demand! ‘This Week In Wrestling History’ hosted by Don Tony originally aired back in 2018-2019 and spanned two seasons. These retro episodes return remastered and will be posted every Tuesday at 12 Noon EST. These episodes are filled with hundreds of hours of original wrestling clips and stories. Whether experiencing these for the first time, or revisiting the episodes again, you will enjoy this ultimate deep dive into pro wrestling’s awesome history.

SYNOPSIS: Episode 9 (2/26 – 3/3)
RUNNING TIME: 3 Hours 8 Minutes
  • Luke Williams loses a Hair vs Hair Match against Roddy Piper (Bonus: 1980 Promo included).
  • Audio: Bushwacker Luke (Williams) speaks on signing with WWF and changing from the violent Sheepherders to The friendly Buschwackers.
  • WWF airs first ever Slammy Awards.
  • Looking back at WCW Superbrawl II (1992).
  • Lex Luger wrestles last WCW match before signing with WWF.
  • Hollywood Blondes def Shane Douglas and Ricky Steamboat to win WCW World Tag Team Championships (Bonus: Douglas/Steamboat pre match promo).
  • Audio: Shane Douglas speaks on leaving WCW for ECW after losing Tag Titles to Hollywood Blondes.
  • Before ECW invaded WWF at The Manhattan Center in 1997, there was the World Wrestling Network event in 1994.
  • DT looks back at Jim Crockett / Paul Heyman led WWN Promotion and the fallout which led to ECW going ‘Extreme’.
  • Audio: Before debuting in WWF as Mankind, Mick Foley appeared in USWA as ‘Mankind The Mutilator’.
  • British Bulldog becomes first ever WWF European Champion.
  • Near record low ratings (1997) lead to major changes coming for Monday Night Raw.
  • Audio: Mike Tyson joins D-Generation X.
  • Looking back at ECW Living Dangerously 1998.
  • Audio: Bam Bam Bigelow speaks on working with Taz and Living Dangerously ’98 event.
  • Before XPW invaded ECW at Heatwave 2000 PPV, many former ECW champions appear for XPW. Looking back at XPW Baptized In Blood event.
  • Looking back at WWF No Way Out PPV (2000).
  • Looking back at a very wacky, memorable week in wrestling in 2000.
  • Rob Van Dam vacates ECW TV Title due to broken ankle, ending 700 day run as Champion.
  • Audio: Yapapi Brother, Wooooo!
  • Audio: All three members of 3 Count def Brian Knobbs to become Hardcore Champion.
  • Audio: Crash Holly vs Mark Henry for WWF Hardcore Title leads to Mae Young giving birth to a Rubber Hand.
  • Audio: Crash Holly creates the 24/7 Rule for Hardcore Title.
  • WCW Referees Mickey Jay and Mark Johnson wrestle each other on Thunder.
  • David McClane’s Women Of Wrestling ceases operations (2001).
  • Audio: Big Show defends WWF Hardcore Championship against Kurt Angle and The Rock with a unique finish.
  • Jerry Lawler quits WWF after wife Stacy Carter is released.
  • Audio: Jerry Lawler speaks on the day both he and Stacy Carter left WWF.
  • Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk vs Eddie Guerrero: A fantasy match that did take place (for IWA Promotion).
  • WWF premieres Tough Enough 2 on MTV.
  • Looking back at every WWF Tough Enough winner and the disappointing careers that followed for almost all of them.
  • Audio: Marty Jannetty turns down Vince McMahon’s Kiss My Ass Club for the Masterlock Challenge.
  • Audio: Shawn Michaels joins Vince McMahon’s Kiss My Ass Club.
  • Audio: The night Randy Orton came out to CM Punk’s Theme Music (This Fire Burns).
  • WWE retires Cruiserweight Championship (2008).
  • Mr T turns down WWE Hall Of Fame.
  • Audio: Looking back at Mr T’s WWE Hall of Fame Speech (Mother Meter: 71).
  • Jacqueline Beems arrested after assaulting then husband Ric Flair.
  • Audio: TMZ releases 911 call made to Police by daughter of Jacqueline Beems.
  • Triple H and Shawn Michaels wrestle together for the last time on Raw.
  • Hulk Hogan spoils Rob Van Dam’s surprise debut for TNA.
  • Bonus Audio: RVD makes TNA debut, defeating Sting (clean) in 12 seconds.
  • Johnny Curtis (Fandango) wins NXT Season 4. Tyrus (aka Brodus Clay) finishes second.
  • Looking back at Ring Of Honor 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th Anniversary Shows.
  • Audio: The Rock attempts to make John Cena his ‘Kung Pao Bitch’.
  • Audio: The Rock gets rattled after John Cena ‘exposes’ cheat notes written on The Rock’s arm.
  • WWE airs Old School Raw special (2013) which includes last TV appearance of Mae Young.
  • Audio: Brock Lesnar promo predicting end of Undertaker’s WM ‘Streak’ – in front of Chicago audience – shortly after CM Punk quits WWE.
  • Looking back at WWE NXT Arrival event (2014).
  • Audio: The Miz and Mizdow debut ‘Niagara’ Commercial.
  • Final Chapter of Broken Hardy’s ‘Expedition Of Gold’ takes place at a Flea Market on Impact, only to invade ROH a few days later and win Tag Team Titles.
  • Looking back at ROH Manhattan Mayhem VI (2017).
  • And so much more!

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