This Week in Wrestling History #4 (Steve Austin, Goldust, Scott Hall)

   What happened in wrestling history during the week 21st October – 27th October?
Read on to find out!!

Major Events:

1994 – At Halloween Havoc, Hulk Hogan was attacked and raped by a masked man who had been stalking him for months. Ric Flair saw what happened….and yet did nothing to stop it.


1995 – Goldust defeated Marty Jannetty at WWF’s In Your House 4. It was the first PPV event of this type to take place in someone’s actual house – that of WWF competition winner Bob Wilson of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2001 – After over a decade of accidentally spike piledriving himself into the mat, Hayabusa was paralyzed from the neck down by accidentaly spike piledriving himself into the mat.

Title Changes:

1981 – Ken Patera defeated Jack Brisco for the Missouri State Fair Corn Dog Competition Title.


1979 – Jerry Lawler was beaten by a negro for the USWA Heavyweight title and Memphis erupted into a frenzy of hate crime and racial disorder.

1994 – Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma defeated The Patriot & Marcus Bagwell for the WCW World Tag Team title in what was considered to be the high point of Paul Orndorff’s career.

2000 – The Hardy Boyz defeated Edge in a handicap match for the WWF Tag Team title, although disability rights groups complained that Edge should be called “special” and not handicapped.

2005 – Rhino defeated the entire TNA roster at Bound For Glory after Kevin Nash, complaining of a headache, failed to show up.

Career points:

1979 – Ivan Putski & Tito Santana defeated Johnny & Jerry Valiant for the WWWWWWWF Tag Team title, but their celebrations were interrupted by Jimmy Valiant and his shotgun.

1995 – Shawn Michaels forfeit the WWF Intercontinental title to Shane Douglas.

1995 – Razor Ramon defeated Shane Douglas for the WWF Intercontinental title. Good job, Shane Douglas.

2001 – Bradshaw defeated Hurricane Helms for the WWF European Heavyweight title. Helms felt sore in the morning.

Fun Facts:

The Stone Cold Stunner, Steve Austin’s signature move was first used twenty eight years ago. The move, involving Austin striking the victim in the eye with a half-empty lager can, was initially used in backstreet drinking pits but later developed into a finishing manoeuvre and then again to be performed by Austin every five minutes for no particular reason at all.


Thanks for reading! Come back again next week to find out what happened…next week…in history!

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