Rock Star Gary reflects on SNME XVIII

Taped from Sacramento, CA

Airdate:  November 26, 1988 (taped 11/16)

Attendance:  15,900

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Warrior scares the dickens out of everyone by opening the program. Hey! This isn’t the Halloween episode! Regardless, he wants to spoil Super Ninja’s Thanksgiving weekend. I believe salmonella enterocolitis would be less painful.

Read more

Rock Star Gary reflects on…Saturday Night’s Main Event VIII

Taped from Los Angeles, CA

Airdate: November 29, 1986 (taped 11/15)

Attendance:  16,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

So, if you didn’t get enough of a wrestling fix on Thanksgiving with Starrcade ’86, the WWF broadcast SNME just two nights later.

Read more


I'm watching the SNME where Savage turns on Hogan and FUCK was that a great angle so fun to relive.

Has anyone noted how much face Hercules resembled Eugene? All he needs is the jacket.

So just to totally no-sell this question and talk about what I want instead, I thought Hercules was pretty great for a mindless summer popcorn movie. It was a little draggy in the middle with the sword-and-sandal troop-training stuff, but by the time he was punching wolves IN THE FACE and being awesome it really picked up and nailed the landing.  But then I'm of course slightly biased towards the Rock.  I'd call it a worthwhile evening at the cinema.