Here it comes. Are they going to? Is this happening? The handshake that rocks the wrestling world is here! On today’s episode of WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event we bear witness to the birth of the Mega Powers!
On September 23, 1987 (airing October 3) the 9,000 fans that packed the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania watched the official face turn on the “Macho Man” Randy Savage. This is one of the most iconic moments in the height of WWF’s popularity. Savage is beaten down by the Honky Tonk Man and the Hart Foundation. Miss Elizabeth runs away. No! She runs for help and help arrives in the form of Hulk Hogan. Hogan sees this three on one attack and he has to be a man, he can’t let it slide. The Hulkster saves Macho Man and then the crowd erupts as the Maniacs and the Madness come together as the Mega Powers.
But that’s not all! In a special video premier, this episode features the exclusive debut of the “Piledriver” music video!
Plus all of the entertainment from your trios tag team champions. Matty asks someone out on a date. The Educator shows off his vocal range. Kevin receives an F in this week’s wrestling knowledge quiz.
WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event 12 matches include:
- “Macho Man” Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) vs the Honky Tonk Man (Intercontinental Champion) (with Jimmy Hart).
- Hulk Hogan (WWF World Heavyweight Champion) vs Sika (with Mr Fuji and Kim Chee).
- King Kong Bundy (with a surprise) vs “Mr Wonderful” Paul Orndorff (with Oliver Humperdink).
- The Hart Foundation (WWF Tag Team Champions) vs The Young Stallions.
Plus, the “Piledriver” music video.
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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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