Article: Remembering the End of an Era Title History
WCW World Heavyweight title (Giant) defeating “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan (October 29, 1995);
The formation of the Dungeon of Doom:
“The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan started the Dungeon of Doom with the goal of eliminating Hulkamania from WCW..
May 21, 1995 – Slamboree PPV: Kevin Sullivan defeated The Man With No Name (Brutus Beefcake)..
Kevin Sullivan was guided by a “voice” – a character that would be played by the legendary
King Curtis Iaukea.. Curtis Iaukea (known as “Master”) called The Taskmaster into a secret cave to offer him guidance and advice..
Week after week, The Master presented The Taskmaster with new “monsters,” such as Shark, Zodiac, Vader & Kamala..
July 16, 1995 – Bash at the Beach: Hulk Hogan defeated Big Van Vader to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title!
The Dungeon of Doom’s biggest aqcuisition would be
The Giant, who claimed to be the son of Andre The Giant..
September 17, 1995 – Fall Brawl: The Hulkamaniacs defeated The Dungeaon Of Doom in a War Games Cage match.. ~~~Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage & Lex Luger & Sting defeated Kamala & The Zodiac & Shark (John Tenta) & Meng..
~~~Hulk Hogan was given 5 minutes in the cage with Kevin Sullivan but The Giant showed up to destroy Hogan!
Kamala left WCW & The Dungeon of Doom, which now included a the team of the
Faces of Fear (Meng & Barbarian)..
The Dungeon of Doom:
September 25, 1995 – Nitro: Meng defeated Lex Luger..
October 9, 1995 – Nitro: WCW United States Champion Sting defeated Shark..
October 16, 1995 – Nitro: Meng defeated “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan..
October 29, 1995 – Halloween Havoc: Randy Savage beat The Zodiac | Lex Luger beat Meng by Disqualification.. ~~~Hulk Hogan faced The Giant in a Monster Truck challenge which ended with Hogan pushing Giant off the roof!
~~~The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan by DQ after Jimmy Hart turned on Hogan to win the WCW World Heavyweight title..
November 6, 1995 – Nitro: WCW World Heavyweight Champion The Giant defeated Cobra..
November 13, 1995 – Nitro: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated Meng..
November 23, 1995 – Nitro: Scott “Flash” Norton defeated Shark (John Tenta)..
~~~Hulk Hogan vs. WCW U.S. Champion Sting ended in a No Contest when The Dungeon Of Doom interfered..
November 25, 1995 – World War 3: Mean Gene Interviewed The Dungeon Of Doom (The Giant & Kevin Sullivan & Jimmy Hart).. December 4, 1995 – Nitro: The Giant defeated Scott Norton..
January 15, 1996 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated Meng..
January 23, 1996 – WCW Clash of the Champions: Ric Flair & The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage..
February 11, 1996 – Superbrawl VI: Jim Duggan defeated Loch Ness by DQ in a Pre-show match.. ~~~Kevin Sullivan beat Brian Pillman in a Respect Strap match when Pillman shouted “I Respect you Booker-man!”
~~~ Kevin Sullivan vs. Arn Anderson (sub for Brian Pillman) in a Respect Strap match ended in a NO CONTEST..
~~~~~MAIN EVENT: Hulk Hogan defeated The Giant (w/Taskmaster & Jimmy Hart) in a Steel Cage Grudge match..
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~After the match; Hulk Hogan fought off the entire Dungeon Of Doom inside the Steel Cage..
~~~~~~~Out of nowhere,
The Loch Ness Monster appeared and had to be held back by the Dungeon of Doom! The Zodiac was revealed as a spy for Hulkamania and broke away from the Dungeon to become known as “The Booty Man”..
The Alliance To End Hulkamania:
The Dungeon of Doom formed an monster alliance with the
Four Horseman known as the “Alliance to End Hulkamania”.. February 26, 1996 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage & The Booty Man beat Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Kevin Sullivan..
March 10, 1996 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan Randy Savage & The Bootyman defeated Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Kevin Sullivain..
March 17, 1996 – Nitro: Lex Luger defeated Loch Ness (aka Giant Haystacks).. .
March 24, 1996 – Uncensored 1996: The Giant defeated Lock Ness (aka Giant Haystacks).. .. ~~~Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeated The Alliance To End Hulkamania in a Doomsday Cage match..
~~~The Alliance = Flair, Anderson, Sullivan, Luger, Meng, Barbarian, Z-Gangsta, Ultimate Solution
March 25, 1996 – Nitro: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs. The Giant ended in a No Contest..
April 1, 1996 – Nitro: The Giant defeated Sting by DQ while Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger..
April 15, 1996 – Nitro: Sting & Lex Luger defeated The Giant & Ric Flair by DQ..
April 22, 1996 – Nitro: Sting & Lex Luger defeated The Giant & Ric Flair by DQ..
April 29, 1996 – Nitro: The Giant defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World Heavyweight title..
May 6, 1996 – Nitro: The Giant defeated “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan..
May 13, 1996 – Nitro: The Giant vs. Lex Luger ended in a No Contest..
The Dungeon of Doom:
May 19, 1996 – Slamboree: The American Males (Marcus Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) defeated The Shark & Maxx Muscle.. The Shark started wrestling as “John Tenta” and feuded with Big Bubba, the newest member of the Dungeon..
May 20, 1996 – Nitro: Sting & Lex Luger defeated The Faces of Fear | The Giant defeated Arn Anderson..
May 27, 1996 – Nitro: The Giant defeated Shark | Lex Luger defeated Maxx Muscle..
June 10, 1996 – Nitro: Sting defeated Meng | The Giant defeated Scott Norton..
June 16, 1996 – The Great American Bash: John Tenta defeated Big Bubba w/Jimmy Hart in a Grudge Match.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~After the match, John Tenta got some sissors and cut Big Bubba’s Goatee off!
~~~Chris Benoit beat Kevin Sullivan in an epic Falls Count Anywhere match which stole the show..
~~~~~~~~The Dungeon Of Doom ran down to make the save and chased the 4 Horsemen away..
July 7, 1996 – Bash at the Beach: John Tenta defeated Big Bubba w/Jimmy Hart in a Carson City Silver Dollar match.. ~~~The Dungeon of Doom (The Giant & Kevin Sullivan) defeated The 4 Horsemen (Arn Anderson & Chris Benoit)..
~~~~~WOMAN came out during the match and pleaded with Chris Benoit not to hurt Kevin Sullivan any more..
August 10, 1996 – Hog Wild: Kevin Sullivan & Meng & Barbarian beat Joe Gomez & Jim Powers & Mark Starr (pre-show)..