Long-time something something. I'm watching Summerslam '92 and Heenan mentions that Bret is on the floor right by him. It started me wondering when the commentators moved – full-time, unless for some kind of special circumstances – to sitting ring-side instead of watching from the heavens as I seem to remember Heenan & Gorilla doing at least some times. I don't have every pre '92 PPV to check but I'm sure I'm thinking of PPVs, not Prime Time.
So, yeah, do you know when the announcers finally moved down to ring-side permanently? In WWF specifically.
Wrestlemania VII was the first time I can recall them being down there on the floor. Not that it mattered because Vince is all about watching the monitor and not the ring anyway.