Daily Archives: February 12, 2008

Saturday Night’s Main Event #21 (05.89)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #21
May 27, 1989
Des Moines, IA
Veterans Auditorium
(Taped on 4/25/1989)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (4/2/1989)
Intercontinental Champion: Rick Rude (4/2/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

Instead of a bunch of the usual great mini-promos, we listen to what the new champ Hulk Hogan has to say about the Big Bossman while he hides behind the blue cage. That means only one thing: training, prayers, and vitamins go up against handcuffs and nightsticks tonight in a STEEL CAGE MATCH! It’s time for Saturday Night’s Main Event!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Tie-Dye Guy” Ventura Read the rest of this entry

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WrestleMania V

WWF WrestleMania V
April 2, 1989
Atlantic City, NJ
Trump Plaza

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

This is the only WrestleMania to ever originate from the same location consecutively. On a little more interesting note, the WWF once again wasn’t able to air a WrestleMania without the NWA putting on an awesome Clash of the Champions up against it. Those who decided to watch the NWA over the WWF witnessed a 2/3-falls match with NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair in a 60-minute classic. That is just WRONG to air that against this show. Funny, but so wrong.

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse “The Jesse” Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #20 (03.89)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #20
March 11, 1989
Hershey, PA
Hershey Park Arena
(Taped on 2/16/1989)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

WHAT? No random funny interviews to kick off the show? Oh well. Instead, we get a video of how the Mega Powers EXPLODED! Tonight, Elizabeth HAS to choose which egomaniac she will represent at WrestleMania V! Will it be Hogan or Savage? Find out on Saturday Night’s Main Event!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse “I visited Yale and all I got was this lousy sweatshirt” Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

The Main Event #2 (02.89)

WWF The Main Event #2
February 3, 1989
Milwaukee, WI
Bradley Center

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/26/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Pink Flamingo” Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #19 (01.89)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #19
January 7, 1989
Tampa, FL
The Sundome
(Taped on 12/7/1988)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

TONIGHT! True fact: If you make the Ultimate Warrior say “ultimate” four times, then he subconsciously beats on his chest! Plus, we find out the heartbreaking reality that the Honky Tonk Man can barely play an actual guitar chord! Also, Brutus Beefcake BEGS Ron Bass to bring his S&M gear for their match tonight! Hope you’ve put kids to bed, because I can already hear the snap of a whip. Akeem is ALL about ridding the world of evil, over-tanned, steroid-filled egomaniacs! Hulk Hogan lets us know quite clearly that he doesn’t know where Africa is! Seriously, he says, “Akeem, I don’t know where you came from.” I guess knowing basic geography isn’t a requirement to being a Hulkamaniac after all! It’s time for Saturday Night’s Main Event!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Royal Rumble 1989

WWF Royal Rumble
January 15, 1989
Houston, TX
The Summit

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura! For some reason, Jesse’s dressed like Rocky Balboa when he’s down on his luck. Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #18 (11.88)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #18
November 26, 1988
Sacramento, CA
ARCO Arena

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

Tonight, Ultimate Warrior plans to ruin Super Ninja’s Thanksgiving two days after Thanksgiving! Andre still thinks he’s the champ and Bobby Heenan makes a dope rhyme! Macho Man tells us a bible story! DiBiase and Virgil become bill collectors! The Hulkster attempts to make Brother Love explode! Wow, all of that wacky riff raff must mean it’s time for Saturday Night’s Main Event!

Your hosts are Vince Whatshisname & Jesse “The Body” Ventura. Read the rest of this entry

Survivor Series 1988

WWF Survivor Series 1988
November 24, 1988
Richfield, OH
Richfield Coliseum

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

A lot in American wrestling changed in 1988: the AWA had basically gone to being the WORST promotion in the world, media mogul Ted Turner buys a major portion of the NWA (Jim Crockett Promotions) and attempts to salvage the mess that Dusty had made throughout the year, and then you had wrestlers who were either jumping ships or abandoning the ship altogether. What makes 1988 even worse is that we’re given major shows like this where you’ve got maybe one or two things going on that are interesting, is that everything else is just plum whacko.

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

SummerSlam 1988

WWF SummerSlam 1988
August 29, 1988
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Honky Tonk Man (6/2/1987)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Sensational Sherri (7/24/1987)

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Superstar Billy Graham! Jesse Ventura has refereeing duties tonight. Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #16 (04.88)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #16
April 30, 1988
Springfield, MA
Civic Center
(Taped on 4/22/1988)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Honky Tonk Man (6/2/1987)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Sensational Sherri (7/24/1987)

TONIGHT! Jim Duggan hints to us that one day he’ll have a janitor gimmick, but first the Heenan Family wants to turn him into a jigsaw puzzle! Gang = BAD, Macho = MAD(ness)! When I speak craziness like this, it must mean it’s time for Saturday Night’s Main Event!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Crocodile Hunter” Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

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