Article: Remembering the End of an Era
- 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: 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 disqualification 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 United States 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)..