ASK WV (10/6/03): Lawler/3 Knights, WarGames, Rumble Stipulation & More

Reported by Paul Nemer of
On Monday, October 6, 2003 at 7:27 PM EST

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The following questions were answered by Paul Nemer and Graham Cawthon of

Concerning a question asked in the previous ASK WV, where it asks about the shortest wrestling match in history. I said it was Rock vs. Bossman from Survivor Series which was four seconds. Many people have e-mailed me with various answers, but the two common answers I have gotten was The Dynamite Kid vs. Nikolai Volkoff in 1985 and King Kong Bundy vs. Special Delivery Jones. Both of those are incorrect. The Dynamite Kid match was 8 seconds and the Bundy match was 9 seconds. The correct answer was Hulk Hogan vs. Sting at the 1999 Halloween Havoc PPV where Hogan just laid down and Sting pinned him. That still counts as an official match. There are many top candidates for the shortest match ever but it's near impossible to pick which one truly is if you want to count house shows and other feds.

Therfore, I have categorized some answers for the shortest wrestling matches for PPVs.

Shortest WCW World Title PPV match:
Sting vs. Hulk Hogan (3 seconds)

Shortest WWF World title match:
Diesel vs. Bob Backlund (8 seconds) (HOUSE SHOW)

Shortest WWF World title PPV match"
Hulk Hogan vs. Yokozuna (WM 9)

Shortest "regular" WWF PPV match
The Rock vs. Big Bossman (4 seconds)

Alright, on to today's ASK WV questions:

A few months back on Smackdown! Brock Lesnar superplexed The Big Show, causing the ring to totally collapse. Was this planned?

Yes it was all planned out.

At Survivor Series 1993, who were Shawn Michaels' 3 "knights" in the match against Bret, Owen, Bruce, and Keith Hart, and why did Michaels take Jerry Lawler's place in the first place?

The Red Knight was Barry Horrowitz.
The Blue Knight was Greg Valentine.
The Black Knight was Jeff Gaylord.

In November of 1993, Jerry Lawler was being charged for allegedly raping a 13 and 14-year old girl. The charges were later dropped. And as you guessed it, it was around the same time Survivor Series was happening which is why Shawn Michaels took his place.

Who were the first WCW & ECW heavyweight champions?

The first WCW Champion was Ric Flair, and the first ECW champion was "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka.

What were the rules of WarGames?

There were two rings surrounded by a cage. Eight men (two teams of four). The match starts with one member of each team, five minutes go by, then a coin toss determines who goes in next. After that, every two minutes a wrestler goes in until all of them are in. Whichever team gets an opponent to submit wins.

If Big John Studd was the 1989 Royal Rumble winner, why didn't he go on to be in the Main Event at that year's Wrestlemania?

"Winner of the Royal Rumble goes on to WrestleMania for a title shot" stipulation didn't apply back then. The stipulation started in 1993.

What Tag team had the longest run as champs in the WWE/F?

Demolition have had the longest tag team title reign. They held the tag team titles from March 27, 1988 to July 18, 1989. Approximately 16 months.

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