The year 1987 firmly established the WWF as the dominant wrestling promotion in North America, but the final Saturday Night’s Main Event aired that year featured both a blast from the past and a glimpse at the future. The two main matches on this show were a rematch of the WrestleMania 2 main event of Hulk Hogan against King Kong Bundy and Macho Man Randy Savage taking on heretofore tag wrestler Bret the Hitman Hart. Taped in Seattle at what is now the Key Arena, our hosts as Vince and Jesse, the latter of whom was feeling quite good about himself as we will see. Continue reading Saturday Night’s Main Event #13 – 11/28/1987
By the fall of 1987 the WWF roster was loaded with talent in part because guys saw the spectacle of WrestleMania 3 and knew it was the place to be. Just since the last SNME in May, Ted DiBiase, Bam Bam Bigelow, Rick Rude, and the Ultimate Warrior made the jump to New York. None of those guys would make it on this show however and the main story was that of Macho Man Randy Savage’s gradual babyface turn in the summer as he chased the IC title. He would take on the Honky Tonk Man in this show from Hershey, PA. Our hosts are Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan. O Jesse Ventura, where art thou? Continue reading Saturday Night’s Main Event #12 – 10/03/1987
I enjoy interesting squash matches and this fits the bill. From November 1988, it is the Blue Blazer versus Barry Horowitz. Yes, it’s more interesting than it seems. Continue reading Match of the Day: Blue Blazer vs Barry Horowitz 1988
This will be the first in a series of looks at shows that I attended live many years ago. Coming up, this will include Wrestlemania 14, ECW Heat Wave 1998, Slamboree 1998, WCW Nitro from 09/21/1998, and RAWs from 06/07/1999 and 08/30/1999.
Continue reading Monday Night RAW – 01/04/1999 (That Foley Show)