Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIII

Taped from Cincinnati, OH

Airdate:  October 14, 1989 (taped 9/21)

Attendance:  14,000 (12,000 paid)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

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Strike Force

Was Strike Force always meant to be broken up the minute they got together? They certainly didn’t last very long despite being popular. Plus, it’s not like pretty boy tag teams were going out of style at the time (hello Rockers). Or was Vince that in love with with the model gimmick that he felt it was worth the sacrifice.

​I know it’s hard to believe with the intense buildup and well-crafted interviews that they gave to set up the team ("We’re gonna STRIKE with lightning FORCE!") ​but yeah, poor Tito was always just the designated goober who Martel was turning on. But I mean, it’s just Tito Santana and it was easy for him to get himself back to the previous level he started at anyway.