Live from East Rutherford, NJ
Airdate: August 28, 1989
Attendance: 20,000 (sold out)
Hosted by Tony Schiavone and Jesse “The Body” Ventura
Can the power of Zeus ruin the good show streak of 1989? Let’s find out!
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.
WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XVII
Taped from Baltimore, MD
Airdate: October 29, 1988 (taped 10/25)
Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura
We open tonight’s program with Jake and Cheryl Roberts sharing a kiss. Jake then cuts a promo with Damian wrapped around his shoulders. According to Cheryl, Rude’s pain will be their “pleasure.”
Live from Baltimore, MD
Airdate: April 10 & 11, 1987
Attendance: 9,300 (4/10), 13,000 (4/11)
Hosted by Tony Schiavone
Instead of the early matinee followed by a night session like last year, Jim Crockett Promotions spanned the tournament over two nights (which probably involved truckloads of money to the Baltimore Marriott). Let’s start with the Friday night show. My reflection is based upon the home video for the show as I await a full-length copy on the WWE Network any day now.