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Saturday Night’s Main Event – November 2, 1985

Four weeks after the last episode of SNME, we move forward to the next one. No major changes in the title scene as Tito Santana, The Dream Team and Hulk Hogan are the IC, Tag and World champs respectively. On the previous SNME Hulk Hogan retained the World Championship defeating Nikolai Volkoff, Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff brawled to a double disqualification, we had the wedding of Uncle Elmer and Hulk Hogan saving Andre the Giant from King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd. The last match set up tonight’s main event of Hulk and Andre versus Bundy and Studd, among other matches tonight, also there is a big Halloween Party backstage which we will see clips of between the matches, let’s get to it. Continue reading

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

WWF Wrestling’s Country Boys

Due to my DVD player deciding not to cooperate anymore, I had a bit of a delay. I finally got the DVDs to play in my Wii, so we should be good to go. Today’s show is one I’ve been dreading, Wrestling’s Country Boys, a tribute to Hillbilly Jim and his wrestling family. I don’t expect anything good to come from this cluster of a tape. The tape cover is lime green with a shot of Elmer and Jim on the cover and promises some “Down Home Matches”, with that said let’s get this over with so we can get to the good tapes again. Continue reading

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #6 – May 3, 1986

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #6 – May 3, 1986

Tonight’s episode comes to us just under a month after Wrestlemania II. That was personally one of the five worst Wrestlemania, along with 4, 9, 13, and 25. The highlights of Wrestlemania including Andre the Giant winning a battle royal that included NFL stars, Hulk Hogan defended his title successfully against King Kong Bundy in the only cage match so far in Wrestlemania history, and the horrible boxing match between Mr. T and Roddy Piper, and the debuts of Hercules and Jake Robert . Our champions going into tonight’s show are Hulk Hogan still World Champion, IC champion remains Randy Savage and the new Tag Team Champions are The British Bulldogs who beat the Dream Team at Wrestlemania in the only good match of that night. Tonight’s episode of SNME is headlined by the tag team match of Terry and Hoss Funk v. JYD and Hulk Hogan, Hoss is of course Terry’s brother Dory, not a clue why they changed his name. But this is the same company that brought in Harley Race, and in his WWF debut Gorilla Monsoon called him a young newcomer! So, with everything brought up to speed, let’s get to the show. Continue reading

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #4 – January 4, 1986

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #4 – January 4, 1986

After sitting through the worst episode of Monday Night RAW, I really needed entertaining to watch. So that brings us back to, in my opinion, the greatest era of professional wrestling ever, the eighties and SNME. Tonight’s episode comes to us from Tampa, Florida and our main event features Jesse Ventura back in the ring, along with Roddy Piper and Cowboy Bob Orton v. The Hillbillies in what should be a fun brawl. The only title that has changed hands is the Women’s title, which is now held by Moolah again, after the infamous Spider Lady incident. Otherwise the champions are, World Champion Hulk Hogan, Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana and Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake. So let’s get to tonight’s episode, which unfortunately is not from the original broadcast, but from 24/7 so hopefully nothing major is missing. 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