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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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