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Saturday Night’s Main Event – October 5, 1985

Following the previous episode of SNME, we just forward four and a half months to October for the second edition of SNME.  Since the last episode two championships to have changed hands first is the WWF Tag Team Titles, which actually changed twice. First Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo regained the gold from Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff in June, but lost the titles two months later to Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine. Greg Valentine was the Intercontinental Champion but six weeks before winning the tag belts he lost the championship to Tito Santana. Meanwhile Hulk Hogan is still riding high as the World Champion sitting at just over twenty months. Tonight on SNME we get a wedding with Uncle Elmer, also Hulk Hogan defends the World title against former tag champion Nikolai Volkoff in a flag match and Roddy Piper faces Wrestlemania tag partner Paul Orndorff. All this and more, on Saturday Night’s Main Event. Continue reading


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

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #2 – October 5, 1985

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #2 – October 5, 1985

I hope you enjoyed my recap of the first episode of SNME; I enjoyed watching a great part of wrestling history. The first episode of SNME was a great show and was very entertaining, and I hope the same for the second episode. Our second episode of SNME takes place about five months after the first episode, as we are slowly making our way to Wrestlemania II. At this point Hulk Hogan is still your World Heavyweight Champion, and Wendi Richter is still the Women’s Champion, but the other titles have changed possession. Tito Santana has regained the Intercontinental Championship from Greg Valentine on July 6th and Sheik & Volkoff dropped the Tag Titles back to Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo on June 17th. However Rotundo & Windham’s title reign has already come to an end as Greg Valentine, coming off his Intercontinental loss, has joined forces with WWF newcomer Brutus Beefcake to form the Dream Team and they won the titles on August 24th. So let’s get to SNME episode 2, from East Rutherford, NJ! Continue reading