Saturday Night's Main Event

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 5

    August 2nd, 2008

    Aired 8/2/08

  • S 2 : Ep 4

    August 18, 2007

    Aired 8/18/07

  • S 2 : Ep 3

    June 2, 2007

    Aired 6/2/07

  • S 2 : Ep 2

    July 15, 2006

    Aired 7/15/06

  • S 2 : Ep 1

    March 18, 2006

    Aired 3/18/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cyndi Lauper

    Herself

  • Buster Douglas

    Himself

  • Barry Darsow

    Smash

  • Kerwin Selfies

  • Vince McMahon

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  • show Description
  • WWE Saturday Night's Main Event has returned to NBC this March after a 13-year hiatus. In the mid-1980s through early 1990s, WWE fans would scour the television listings each month - making sure they didn't miss the highly anticipated special that replaced network staple Saturday Night Live on occasion. When Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller and Dana Carvey weren't performing comedy sketches, WWE Superstars were squaring off in matches that often took on a pay-per-view feel. The show's original theme song was "Obsession" by the band Animotion, but by the time the first run of the series ended in 1992, the music was changed to a generic theme.moreless

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  • Quotes (7)

    • (Flashback from Superstars that lead to Hercules vs Virgil) TedDibiase: The first thing to do in obeying your master is that you don't walk, you don't talk, you don't attack and you don't put your hands on anyone unless I give you permission. Do you understand slave? (shouts) I said do you understand? (Slaps Herclues)

    • Heenan: (To Red Rooster) The hell were you doing letting Tito beat you like that? Rooster: I don't know! (starts to walk out but Heenan pulls him back) Heenan: I'm talking to you. You're not gonna make a fool out of me. No one's gonna make a fool out of me. Rooster: I don't need you anymore. Heenan: What do you mean you don't need me? (Smacks Roosters face) You need that.

    • Red Rooster: (To Heenan after he had slapped The Rooster's face for losing the match and starts to beat the heck out of him) You want some of me? You wanna shake hands? You wanna be my manager? (Whips Heenan into the turnbuckle and continues to beat him) You wanna slap me for my money? Wanna slap me around? (Beats Heenan some more) Don't you ever ever put your hands on me ever ever ever! (Slaps Heenan and gets knocked down and then picks up Heenan) Here is a going away present right here baby. (Winds up fist and knocks out Heenan sending him out of the ring)

    • Vince McMahon: (after showing a tribute video to The Mega Powers) Well Jesse, what'd you think of that?
      Jesse Ventura: McMahon, I'm disgusted. Once again you've edited tapes to prove your point! You know, if you'd have been around when Nixon was in the White House, he'd still be the President! You know I'm right, you're not fooling anybody; there's a lot of dissension on that team, and you're involved in the cover-up!

    • Jesse Ventura: Can Haku pay the Piper?

    • Mickie James: Do you love me now Trish?!

    • The Boogeyman: (laughing) I'm the Boogeyman, and I'm coming to getcha!

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    Notes (22)

    • This episode was taped on May 10, 1985.

    • Location: Long Island, New York (Nassau Coliseum).

    • This episode was taped on October 3, 1985.

    • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey (Brendan Byrne Arena).

    • This episode was taped on October 31, 1985.

    • Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania (Hershey Park Arena).

    • Location: The Sundome in Tampa, Florida.

    • This episode was taped on February 15, 1986.

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    Trivia (15)

    • Flag matches were common in the WWF at this time, usually consisting of Russian characters (like Nikolai Volkoff) and American characters (such as Hulk Hogan or Cpl. Kirschner), likely referencing the Cold War still going on at this time.

    • The ring ropes are mixed up for all the matches in this episode of Saturday Night's Main Event.

    • During the comments before the opening credits and while being interviewed by Gene Okerlund, Hogan is wearing the 1986 championship belt (1986-1988) but when he comes out to wrestle Andre the Giant he's wearing the Eagle belt (1988-1998).

    • Bobby Heenan wears a microphone during the match where Red Rooster takes on Tito Santanna.

    • Miss Elizabeth announces that she will not be in Hulk Hogan or Macho Man's corner at Wrestlemania V.

    • Red Rooster now has a red streak in his hair and acts like a real rooster.

    • During the match with Piper vs Haku, Haku is now wearing purple tights with no gold crown patches on them.

    • Macho Man Randy Savage is now known as Macho King Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri is now known as Sensational Queen Sherri.

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A classic wrestling show decades ago.

    By lightning_kf, Jun 02, 2007

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