This Day In Old School Wrestling History (January 19th)


Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold, Mike Tyson

JANUARY 19, 1985

In one of his rare matches on weekly television, WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan wrestled WWF Veteran & now WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz in a match that aired that day on TBS during the WWF’s short stint on Ted Turner’s TV channel.

Former WWF World Champion The Iron Sheik gave a hilarious interview.

“The Magnificent” Don Muraco explains why he chose Mr. Fuji as his manager

André The Giant was interviewed about his rival Big John Studd in an interview that aired on TBS that day.

World famous singer Cindy Lauper interviewed “Captain” Lou Albano

Tito Santana was a guest on Piper’s Pit


Piper’s Pit with Tito Santana (01-19-1985) von WWFOldSchool


JANUARY 19, 1991

Earlier that day, before the Royal Rumble PPV, a taped episode of WWF Superstars of Wrestling aired.

Here’s the opening intro and the closing of the show, which is pretty interesting as The Honky Tonk Man is seen here, yet by the time this show aired he was gone, as he left the WWF before the Rumble PPV, where he was scheduled to be an entrant in the 30 man Royal Rumble match.


Roddy Piper, Honky and Vince McMahon Superstars… von WWFOldSchool

Here’s the full Countdown Show (Pre-Show / Free For All) for the Royal Rumble 1991 PPV


WWF Royal Rumble 91 – Countdown Show von WWFOldSchool

The actual Royal Rumble PPV was held at the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida that day.


JANUARY 19, 1992

Earlier that day, before the Royal Rumble PPV, a taped episode of WWF Wrestling Challenge aired.

Watch the full episode now:


WWF Wrestling Challenge 01-19-92 von WWFOldSchool

Here’s the full Countdown Show for the Royal Rumble 1992 PPV


WWF Royal Rumble 1992 – Countdown Show von WWFOldSchool

The actual Royal Rumble PPV was held at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York that day.


JANUARY 19, 1997

The Royal Rumble 1997 event was live on PPV that day, held at the famous Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas infront of 60,477 fans.


JANUARY 19, 1998

During this episode of WWF RAW IS WAR the famous Mike Tyson/Steve Austin face-off happened, which turned out to be an important moment in WWF History, as this very storyline eventually ended up winning them back the weekly TV ratings.


Steve Austin and Mike Tyson (1998-01-19) von WWFOldSchool


JANUARY 19, 2003

Not exactly “Old School” anymore, The 2003 edition of the annual Royal Rumble Live PPV happened that day and 2 Old School WWF Superstars, Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit wrestled for the WWE Championship.


Chris Benoit VS. Kurt Angle – Royal Rumble (01… von WWEFanPower


JANUARY 19, 2015

While the year 2015 was already long into the PG era, so the exact opposite of anything “Old School Wrestling” related, this episode of WWE RAW was titled ‘RAW Reunion’ and featured quite a few Old School Wrestling Veterans & Legends.

Old School WWF Legends & former Royal Rumble winners Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair had a debate about who would win the 2015 30 man Royal Rumble match.


Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair (RAW… von WWEFanPower

During a scheduled nWo reunion, we also witnessed the return of the A.P.A. and the New Age Outlaws in a segment that was absolutely worth watching for all of us Old School wrestling fans.


nWo Reunion (RAW 2015-01-19) von WWEFanPower

The infamous Kliq also reunited backstage that night.

Old School WCW Legend Sting made his RAW debut that night.


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