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Saturday Night’s Main Event #27 (07.90)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #27: Wild Kingdom
July 28, 1990
Omaha, NE
Civic Auditorium
(Taped on 7/16/1990)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ultimate Warrior (4/1/1990)
Intercontinental Champion: Mr. Perfect (4/23/1990)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (4/1/1990)

From Vince’s odd sense of humor comes a parody of the “Wild Kingdom” nature show. In between matches, we would check in with our friends Marlon Perkins (played by Lord Alfred Hayes) and Jim Fowler (played by Gene Okerlund) who are involved in an on-going safari. The whole time, Gene remains in his usual character (It’s Gene, not Jim!), but Lord Alfred really seems to think he’s zoologist Marlon Perkins. It’s as hilarious as it sounds.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jesse “I wear Indiana Jones cabana wear” Ventura! This would be Ventura’s last SNME. Read the rest of this entry

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Saturday Night’s Main Event #26 (04.90)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #26: The Tussle in Texas
April 28, 1990
Austin, TX
Erwin Center
(Taped on 4/23/1990)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ultimate Warrior (4/1/1990)
Intercontinental Champion: Mr. Perfect (4/23/1990)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (4/1/1990)

This would be the first themed episode of SNME in over four years. Since they are wrestling in Texas, the clichéd-cowboy theme is taken a little bit to the extreme with McMahon and Ventura (complete with cowboy hats) riding out on horses to the announcers table. Also during the whole show, McMahon tries to use as many cowboy metaphors as possible. I’m guessing the next sentence goes without saying.

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

Saturday Night’s Main Event #25 (01.90)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #25
January 27, 1990
Chattanooga, TN
UTC Arena
(Taped on 1/3/1990)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (4/2/1989)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/28/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Andre the Giant & Haku (12/13/1989)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse “New Wave may be dead, but the glasses are still cool” Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

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