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Welcome to Awesome Truth, a wrestling book club in podcast form. Every episode, your hosts Steve Cimino and Walt Schwenk will dissect a documentary or a piece of wrestling literature. From autobiographies to exposés, WWF to WCW to WWE, it's an in-depth look at pro wrestling's best stories.

Jul 6, 2022

On July 5, 1993, Monday Night Raw began with a truly memorable segment: Yokozuna challenging the United States of America to a bodyslam competition. Yoko stood on the USS Intrepid, parked in New York Harbor, and dared all comers to slam him. Numerous NBA, NFL, and WWF stars failed, including the "Macho Man" Randy Savage; only a stars-and-stripes-clad Lex Luger succeeded. To celebrate Independence Day in the year 2022, we're opening up Peacock and revisiting this slam heard round the world.