The wrestler's name 'Titanic Twist' could mean 'Giant Twists' along with referring to the R.M.S. Titanic that set sail April 10, hitting an iceberg four days later, taking two hours to sink the following day, killing 1,528 passengers due to lack of lifeboats.
Wrestling move "Malachi Crunch" comes from the Malachi Brothers in demolition derby where they'd get an opponent between their cars and ram into it.
Masked wrestler Sparrow Man is a parody of Birdman and Hawkman with his bird mask.
The beginning uses a recording of thunder that was also used in Disney's The Great Mouse Detective (albeit in terrible sound quality), before switching to real-life thunder sounds recorded for the episode.
There are homages to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The gang wins a tour of the factory as a result of winning a contest, Earnest Baily wears a top hat like Willy Wonka, Scooby and Shaggy want to drink from a flowing river of food and are sucked up a pipe like Augustus Gloop, Both Shaggy and Scooby are nearly pulled into a fan like Charlie Bucket, Shaggy and Scooby are nearly fed to an incinerator like Veruca Salt, Shaggy and Scooby become so full that become round and have to be rolled like Violet Beauregarde, a giant-size product package catches the monster like the one in the room that tempts Mike Teavee, and a glass elevator goes up into the air like in its sequel.