Our "This Date in Pro Wrestling History" feature finally finishes off its look back at Uncensored, the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) annual pay-per-view (PPV) event that had a stranglehold on the middle of March, in the 1990s.
And anytime you get an Uncensored PPV, you get a Hulk Hogan main event.
On March 24, 1996 from Mississippi's Tupelo Coliseum, the Hulkster was teaming up with his old Mega Powers buddy Randy Savage to battle eight men known as "The Alliance to End Hulkamania." That roster included
the entire locker room Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Meng, The Barbarian, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, Z-Gangsta (Zeus) and The Ultimate Solution (Jeep Swenson).
The Doomsday Cage consisted of a couple of steel cages stacked on top of each other, with Hogan and Savage fighting their way through each level, Game of Death style. Foreign objects included powder to the eyes, cast-iron frying pans, loaded gloves -- and I think I even saw a toothbrush.
See it go down in all its glory right here, CageSiders:
[Video Playlist of more from this event can be viewed right here.]
Hogan and Savage (surprise!) defeat eight men and emerge as winners (and almost forget to secure the pinfall). The crowd was as dead as a door-nail, as it had been for much of the event.
Any CageSiders out there with fond memories of this clusterfuck?
And now, from the desk of the CSS Senior Editor, for your viewing pleasure we bring to you:
Additional posts dusted off from the --
24 - MARCH
24 MAR 2012
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- TNA executive Bruce Prichard suffers two heart attacks by Keith Harris Mar 24, 2012 3:05 PM CDT - 5 comments
- Video: WWE Smackdown from March 23, 2012, featuring CM Punk and Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan and The Miz by The General Mar 24, 2012 12:46 PM CDT - 16 comments
- Cageside Fave Five: A rose by any other name? No way! Pay-per-views need great names! by Sergio Hernandez Mar 24, 2012 7:01 AM CDT - 12 comments
- Episode 59 of Zack Ryder's Z! True Long Island Story (Video) by The General Mar 24, 2012 12:20 AM CDT - 5 comments
24 MAR 2011
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- Think Twice if You Expect Zombie-Garcia 2 to Pick Up Where It Left Off by Brian Hemminger Mar 24, 2011 12:53 PM CDT - 13 comments
24 MAR 2010
- Comedian/Actor Larry Miller On Pro Wrestling: "When do you ever get to 'Boo' in life? Think about that." by bix Mar 24, 2010 5:40 PM CDT - 1 comment