The biggest sports entertainment event of our childhood is nigh. This episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event features most of the Superstars who will appear in front of 93,000 fans in just a few weeks. Stories are advanced and some of the most memorable matches from that pay per view come together on this pre Wrestlemania III episode.
Taking place right next door to where Mania will take place, at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on February 21, 1987 (airing March 14) for 21,000 fans who probably also had their tickets in hand for the Pontiac Silverdome.
Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage are ready to tear into each other. The battle of the full nelson is about to begin. Plus, Andre the Giant has recently turned heel and his feud against Hulk Hogan is so hot even the other wrestlers have to stop and bear witness to history.
We discuss the WrestleMania III build up. Could the opening quick promos segment work today? How exactly does one win a human and who decides the rightful possessor? Does WWF beta test ideas? And what exactly is an “official observer”?
All of that plus we give an update on where the collection talk is going. Matty makes a big boy purchase. The Educator gives an ACL update. Along with all of the tangents and jokes you’ve come to know and love.
Saturday Night’s Main Event 10 matches include:
- Randy Savage (Intercontinental champion) (with Miss Elizabeth) vs George the Animal Steele for the title and for the managerial services of Miss Elizabeth.
- 20-Man Battle Royal.
- King Kong Bundy (with Bobby Heenan) vs Jake Roberts.
- The Hart Foundation (tag team champions) (with Jimmy Hart and Danny Davis) vs Tito Santana and Dan Spivey.
- Ricky Steamboat vs The Iron Sheik (with Slick).
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The Retro Network’s own Kevin Decent (@MaskedLibrary) along with his two best friends “Sweet” Matty Treats (@MattyTreats) and Matt “the Educator of Excellence” began The House Show by reviewing WWF’s In Your House pay per view events over the course of the worldwide quarantine. Next, they covered all of the WCW Halloween Havoc events finishing out 2020. Now in 2021, they will be going back to WWF for all the Saturday Night’s Main Event shows. This trios team has been watching wrestling all their lives and debating the outcomes since high school. Invite them in your house each week for the main episode on Thursdays and The Run In on Mondays.
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