The Main Event #1 – 02/05/1988

WwfthemaineventThere is so much that’s already out there about The Main Event from February 5, 1988, only the most watched wrestling show in history. Some 33 million people tuned in to see the rematch on NBC between champion Hulk Hogan and challenger Andre The Giant. Unlike the SNME specials, this was in prime time on a Friday at 8 PM ET and would feature three title bouts, even if there was only room for two. But did you ever wonder what was on other channels at the time? Can it be tied back to wrestling in some way? Continue reading The Main Event #1 – 02/05/1988

Saturday Night’s Main Event #13 – 11/28/1987

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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

TrumpMania 2: A Complete Guide to Wrestlemania 5

I have very serious doubts about Donald Trump as a politician, but the fact that he convinced the WWF that he could host Wrestlemania again after the dead crowd of 1988 was kind of amazing. However, Congress is a different animal. I imagine dealing with Vince McMahon is similar to negotiating with certain foreign dictators given the McMahon power moves against WCW at the time. Let’s jump into the deep end and explore some questions about this event. Continue reading TrumpMania 2: A Complete Guide to Wrestlemania 5