WWF Royal Rumble ‘89
Live from Houston, TX
Airdate: January 15, 1988
Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura
Question to the masses: If a baseball game lasts until 3am on a work night, can we still blame Vince McMahon? Ponder on that while enjoying the show.
Taped from Nashville, TN
Airdate: March 12, 1988 (taped 3/7)
Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura
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Now that Hulk Hogan isn’t the WWF champion anymore, what happens next in the WWF?
Taped from Hartford, CT
Airdate: January 3, 1987 (taped 12/14)
Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura
To open the show, Orndorff and Heenan run down Hogan. According to Orndorff, “Hulkamania dies tonight!” Well, he was only 91/2 years premature on that prediction.
Back in 1983 Jim Crockett Promotions created Starrcade as its annual Thanksgiving night show in an effort to compete with the nationally-expanding WWF. Since Crockett wanted to make a huge splash in order to make the NWA champion a big hit he along with Dusty Rhodes put together this supercard.
Live from Greensboro, NC
Airdate: November 24, 1983
Hosted by Gordon Solie and Bob Caudle