Re-live Kingpin! It was July 26th, 1996 and the showdown was in Reno, Nevada between Big Ern McCracken & Brother Roy Munson. It was the first event at the National Bowling Stadium, and Big Ern came out on top. It's arguably the greatest match ever to take place in the history of bowling. You don't mess with Big Ern McCracken and his Rose Bowling Ball!