Happy Turkey Day! It may be a holiday but your favorite retro wrestling podcast doesn’t take days off. A perfect way to celebrate the day is with our discussion of the 1997 event featuring possibly the greatest Halloween Havoc match of all time. Taking place on October 26, 1997 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in front of nearly 12,500 fans.
Some of the greatest matches in this series take place on this show. And maybe one of the worst as well. Will the good matches outweigh the bad when we rank this edition on the overall list of all Havocs?
In addition to the matches we get excited for Raven and the Flock. We debate working wrestling angles with ex wives. Does CM Punk have a doppelgänger? When was Miss Elizabeth at her peak?
All of that plus your trios tag team champions sit around the table, give thanks, and tell some stories. Hear all about our Thanksgiving plans. What is the best soda for the holiday season? Listen to Matty Treats and Kevin Hellions reminisce over their infamous Mountain Dew and gallon of milk challenges. In a shocking moment, an audible has to be called on today’s Hot Tag. Plus the biggest Top 5 discussion in show history.
WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 matches include:
- Yuji Nagata (with Sonny Onoo) vs Ultimo Dragon.
- Chris Jericho vs Gedo.
- Rey Mysterio Jr vs Eddie Guerrero (WCW Cruiserweight champion). Title vs Mask match.
- Alex Wright (with Debra) vs Steve McMichael.
- Jacqueline vs Disco Inferno.
- Curt Hennig (WCW United States champion) vs Ric Flair.
- Lex Luger vs Scott Hall (with Syxx). Larry Zbyszko is the special guest referee.
- Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) vs Diamond Dallas Page in a Las Vegas Sudden Death match.
- Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Hollywood Hogan in a Steel Cage match.
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The Retro Network’s own Kevin Decent (@MaskedLibrary) along with his two best friends “Sweet” Matty Treats (@MattyTreats) and Matt “the Educator of Excellence” are revisiting the WWF’s In Your House pay per view events over the course of the worldwide quarantine. This trios team has been watching wrestling all their lives and debating the outcomes since high school. Join them each week for a new podcast and invite them in your house.