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WWF – November 10, 1985

After a couple weeks of NWA television we return to the World Wrestling Federation and head to Toronto, Ontario for another classic house show. Taking place in November of 1985, eight days removed from the last SNME, sadly this house show is just a couple matches but should be good. Advertised as the main event if Hillbilly Jim and Andre the Giant facing the Heenan family of Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy, always love a good Bundy match. With that let’s head to ring for some classic WWF excitement.

Following the classic opening video showing all sorts of stars of the eighties we go to the ring for the opening match right away, and it’s the main event. Continue reading

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The Tag Team Champions

   After a little longer hiatus then I planned, I am back with the continuation of the Coliseum Home Video Library. Todays video is entitled The Tag Team Champions, and the box says it covers six years of championship matches. Featured on the box are Nikolai Volkoff, The Iron Sheik, Greg Valentine, Brutus Beefcake, and the Strongbows. Nowadays if they covered six years of title changes it would take about ten tapes, but this should go from about 1980-1986, so there wasn’t the random title change madness we have now. I assume we’re going to get a lot of clipped matches though, but should still be a nice trip down memory lane. Continue reading



The Main Event V – February 1, 1991

Well, we’re slowly making it to the end of the SNME/Main Event Collection as we officially enter the final year, 1991. Tonight’s show is the in-between Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania VII period. We’re coming to you two weeks after the Royal Rumble where we crowned a shocking new champion. The Ultimate Warrior had run over everyone is his path for the last nine months as champion, but Randy Savage continued to pursue the champ. Warrior wanted nothing to do with the Macho King or the Queen and shut them down repeatedly. Finally at the Rumble while Warrior was defending the title against the turncoat Sgt Slaughter, Savage charged down the aisle and cracked Warrior in the head with the scepter. This allowed Slaughter to score the biggest win of his career and become the WWF champion. Later in the night Savage no showed the Rumble, which was later won by Hulk Hogan. Hulk wasted no time in issuing the challenge to the Iraqi sympathizer and wanted a title match. Tonight on the final Main Event, Hulk Hogan stands in the corner of Jim Duggan as he faces the new World Champion. Before Hulk gets to that point he has to team with Tugboat to face long time foes Dino Bravo and the Earthquake in a tag team match. Let’s head to Macon, Georgia for the final episode of the Main Event.

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Saturday Night’s Main Event #27 – July 28, 1990

With the current product currently getting worse each week, I’m not focusing on it as much. We’re going to stick with the classics, when the shows were good. Tonight’s episode of SNME comes to us from Omaha, Nebraska and takes place in between Wrestlemania and Summerslam, back when there was no PPVs in between. With Summerslam about four weeks away, we have three big matches tonight as all the titles are on the line and a huge debut. Let’s not waste any time and let’s get to the show. Continue reading



The Main Event III – February 23, 1990
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As the WWF continues on the road to Wrestlemania VI, we have a stop in Detroit, Michigan first for the Main Event. The last two years of the Main Event have provided some epic moments, at the first one we had Andre the Giant steal the title from Hulk Hogan, and last year the Mega Powers exploded. Tonight the Mega Powers face off for the World Heavyweight title in a rematch from Wrestlemania V, but with an added bonus. Special guest referee Buster Douglas! Wait, who? Who the hell is Buster Douglas and where is Iron Mike Tyson you ask? James Buster Douglas scored the boxing upset of the century defeating Mike Tyson for the championship just two weeks prior to this live show, thus Mike was pulled and Buster took his place. Iron Mike would not be seen in the WWF until Wrestlemania XIV when he officiated the match between Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels which sent Steve Austin to the stratosphere of wrestling. Regardless of the referee tonight, anytime you have Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan in the ring you’re guaranteed a great match, so let’s see what happens.

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Saturday Night’s Main Event #25 – January 27, 1990

With tonight’s episode we leave behind the 1980’s and journey into the 1990’s. We’re coming to you just six days after the Royal Rumble. In the Royal Rumble we had the first epic meeting between the past and the present, as Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior squared off. Hulk eliminated the Warrior from the Rumble, supposedly by accident, and now the Warrior’s mad. Tonight these two men must work as a team as they face the man who beat Hulk at the last SNME, the Genius, and Mr. Perfect. Can the two champions unite or will tonight be a perfect victory, all that and more tonight on Saturday Night’s Main Event.

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WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #17 – October 29, 1988

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #17 – October 29, 1988

It’s been a little while since the last SNME, both here and on TV. Tonight episode is six months after the last one, and a few things have changed. The WWF debuted a new PPV idea, Summerslam, on August 29, 1988 and had the Megapowers, Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeat the Megabucks, Andre the Giant & Ted DiBiase in the main event. Brutus Beefcake was scheduled to face IC Champion, The Honky Tonk Man and would probably have won the belt. However this was not to be as Outlaw Ron Bass took offense to Brutus cutting his hat and whip, and ripped apart Brutus’ head with his spurs. This was at the time very graphic for TV, and I still remember the big red X across the screen during it. This caused Brutus to be pulled from the card, and Honky made the vintage mistake of issuing the open challenge. Out came The Ultimate Warrior who quickly decimated the longest reigning IC champion and won the title in about thirty seconds. The other extremely hot feud at the time involved Ravishing Rick Rude and Jake Roberts, as Rick Rude had taken to kissing woman at ringside after his matches. After one match he approached a young lady who rebuffed Rude and said she was married to a wrestler, that wrestler being Jake Roberts. Rude got rough with her and Jake came to the rescue. This feud also consisted of Rick Rude wearing Cheryl Roberts, Jake’s wife, face on his tights, and Jake promising to rip them off. One week, Rude pulled down the tights he had on to reveal tights underneath with Cheryl’s face. Jake made good on his promise by running down to the ring, and stripping Rude of his tights. Viewers at home were treated to a censor box over Rude’s crotch, to make us think he was nude in the ring. Other major events during the summer of 1988 included the debuts of Big Boss Man and the Powers of Pain, along with the face turn of the Hart Foundation who fired long time manager Jimmy Hart. Dino Bravo got a new manager in Frenchy Martin, as Johnny V decided it was time to retire. So, with the stage set, let’s go to SNME episode 17, from Baltimore, Maryland. Continue reading