The Haunted House Show S2EP8: WCW Halloween Havoc 1996

You know what’s great? This podcast. And we have another fun filled episode for you today.

This is the first Halloween Havoc in the nWo era and the entire landscape of WCW has changed. Halloween Havoc 1996 took place October 27, 1996 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise (Las Vegas), Nevada in front of 10,000 fans.

These fans came out to see former rival and potential WCW Savior Macho Man Randy Savage take on the recently turned Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the WCW World title. But wait! The lovely Miss Elizabeth is at ringside in a neutral corner. Where will her allegiance lie?

If that’s not enough there are many groups at war tonight. The nWo, the IV Horsemen, the Dungeon of Doom, and a Cruiserweight division that will have you out of your seat. Plus, a surprise appearance closes out the show.

All of this plus your trios tag team champions usual banter and stories. Hear all about Matty Treats hanging out with Coolio. We discuss heel referees. How we would fix Revolution. Looking for old pay per view audio feeds. The best bodies in wrestling. And you know what’s great?

WCW Halloween Havoc 1996 matches include:

  • Dean Malenko vs Rey Mysterio Jr (WCW Cruiserweight champion).
  • Diamond Dallas Page vs Eddie Guerrero.
  • The Giant vs Jeff Jarrett.
  • Syxx vs Chris Jericho.
  • Lex Luger vs Arn Anderson.
  • Steve McMichael and Chris Benoit (with Debra and Woman) vs The Faces of Fear (Meng and Barbarian) with Jimmy Hart.
  • The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) vs Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (WCW tag team champions) (with Col Robert Parker and Sister Sherri).
  • Hollywood Hulk Hogan (WCW World champion) vs Macho Man Randy Savage with Miss Elizabeth in a neutral corner.

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'80s Kid, '90s Grad, and '00s Dad. I've been writing and podcasting about 1980s pop culture since 2011 at my website. I collect vinyl, cassingles, '80s comics, Batman memorabilia, and all things Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.

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