This Day in WCW History: WCW Halloween Havoc 1995 Took Place in Detroit, Michigan

Hard to believe where WCW would be at one-year after this campy mess of a PPV...

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“There’s Nowhere to Hide!” – WCW Halloween Havoc Advert [October 29th, 1995]
The infamous pay-per-view event where Hulk Hogan faced The Giant in a Sumo Monster Truck match-up:

The Hulkster and The Dungeon of Doom truck battle! (Via LegitShook.com)

The “death-defying” stunt between Hulk and The Giant was so far off into the realm of silliness that the match is its own spectacle and fully deserving of any and all praise/jeers/discussions of it until the end of time. Such a thing had never been done in wrestling before, but the mere fact that it actually happened and broadcasted out live on PPV is so astonishing to me as there should have been numerous people within WCW and Turner in place to keep this from ever happening. To be honest, there probably were several highly-paid individuals who could’ve scrapped this monstrosity at any moment, and yet… there it is above you in GIF form.

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The Yeti enters the ring! (Via WWE.com)

You can’t bring up Halloween Havoc 1995 without bringing up the classic WrestleCrap-inducted seven-foot Dungeon of Doom monster, The Yeti. The character was briefly introduced a couple of days before the PPV encased in a block of ice but Halloween Havoc was his official in-ring debut as he and The Giant trapped Hogan in a dreaded double… um… bear-hug (?) near the end of the PPV:

“Uhh — time to go to bed, children.” (Via Legitshook.com)
The Yeti was portrayed by Ron Reis, who might be better known to wrestling fans as the enforcer of Raven’s Flock, Reese. The fake mummy character did not last long as Reis would eventually be repackaged into a gimmick that was more of a realistic fit for a man of his size and background:
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I wonder if the Super Giant Ninja is related to Super Invader…

The Halloween Havoc 1995 card in its entirety:

  • WCW World Television Champion Diamond Dallas Page (with the Diamond Doll and Max Muscle) vs Johnny B. Badd
  • Macho Man Randy Savage vs The Zodiac
  • Kurasawa (with Col. Robert Parker) vs Road Warrior Hawk
  • Sabu (!!!) (with The Sheik) vs Mr. JL (Jerry Lynn)
  • Meng vs Lex Luger
  • Sting and Ric Flair vs Brian Pillman and Arn Anderson
  • Hulk Hogan vs The Giant in a Sumo Monster truck match
  • Macho Man Randy Savage vs Lex Luger
  • WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan (with Jimmy Hart) vs The Giant (with The Taskmaster)

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