This Week In Wrestling History #5 (Dusty Rhodes, Brock Lesnar, Lance Storm)

What deeply fascinating occurances happened in wrestling history during the week 28th October – 3rd November?

Read on to find out!!

 

Major Events:

1997 – WCW Halloween Havoc became the greatest Halloween Havoc in wrestling history (until the next year) by featuring impressive cruiserweight fights and bizarre cage matches with Roddy Piper.

2001 – The first ever World Wrestling All-Stars show was held in Sydney (that’s in Australia, yanks) featuring all the wrestlers that didn’t get signed when WWE bought WCW….meaning Rick Steiner, Stevie Ray and Jeff Jarrett took part.

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2002 – WWE held the last of its UK-exclusive pay-per-view shows. “Rebellion” was discontinued after only seven people turned up to the Manchester Arena to see Rikishi vs Albert and Nidia vs Dawn Marie.

2003 – The NWA 138th Anniversary Show was held in Kingston, Ontario featuring Dan Severn, Steve Corino and whoever else was still in the NWA at that time.

Title Changes:

1932 – Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden defeated Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and was crowned the first Intercontinental Champion of the post Austro-Hungary era.

1980 – Apache Chief & The Golly defeated Mr. Nipp & Emperor Slittihito for the WWWWWWWF Tag Team titles in a match that’s not often included on WWE archive collections.

1983 – Junkyard Dog defeated Butch Reed for the Jim Crow Deep South Heavyweight title.

1988 – The Road Warriors defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane for the NWA World Tag Team title, probably because The Road Warriors are better, had facepaint and drew more money.

1995 – Johnny B. Badd defeated Diamond Dallas Page for the WCW Television Title…again.

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2000 – General E. Rection (HAHAHAHAHA it sounds like erection, do you see?!? Like a man’s penis.) defeated Lance Storm & Hacksaw Jim Duggan for the WCW Bullshit Heavyweight title

2000 – Genichiro Tenryu defeated Toshiaki Kawada in a tournament final for the vacant AJPW Triple Crown Title in a memorable bout that was enjoyed and respected by all. See, not everything has to be a joke.


Career points:

1957 – The NWA sustained its first combat fatality in the Vietnam War when the first Sgt Slaughter (real name Miklos von Schuzman) was caught in a firefight with Viet-cong near Tchesung.

1978 – Richard “The Boy” Flair & Almost Big John Studd defeated John Paul Jones & Jon Steamboat Bonham to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title

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1980 – Dusty Rhodes defeated Bobby “Mick” Jaggers for the Florida State Penitentiary Title

2001 – Shelton Benjamin & Brock Lesnar defeated Rico Constantino & The Prototype for the OVW Southern Heavyweight Tag Title. Little became of these four wrestlers after this short title fued.


Fun Facts:

On 25th October 1982, The Mary Rose, former flagship of King Henry VIII was raised to the surface. The pride of the Royal Navy had sunk in 1545 and its raising from the sea floor of the English Channel was aided by several WWF heavy hitters such as Ken Patera, Killer Khan and Nick Bockwinkel.


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

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