What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – August 26, 1990

Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan are calling the action for today’s episode, which was taped in Springfield, Massachusetts on August 7.  According to the historyofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 7,700.  McMahon is substituting for Gorilla Monsoon, who was having a toe amputated.  This is the “go home” show before SummerSlam.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – August 25, 1990

Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper are calling the action, and they are taped from Providence, Rhode Island.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on August 8 and drew a sellout crowd of 15,000 fans.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling “SummerSlam Fever” – August 19, 1990

Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan are in the booth, and they are taped from Utica, New York.  This show aired on USA Network on August 19 and the matches were taped at Utica’s Memorial Auditorium on August 15, drawing a sellout crowd of 5,000 fans, according to thehistoryofwwe.com.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – August 19, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are wrapping up the taping cycle in Des Moines, Iowa.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – August 19, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, concluding the taping cycle in Omaha, Nebraska.  This show would be Ventura’s last WWF appearance until 1999 as he quit the company over a video game licensing dispute.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – August 13, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for this evening’s telecast, two weeks away from SummerSlam.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – August 12, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are today’s commentators, continuing the taping cycle in Des Moines, Iowa.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – August 11, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, still broadcasting from Omaha, Nebraska.

The Legion of Doom squash from Prime Time Wrestling begins the show.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – August 6, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan spend another evening in the studio, acting like the matches from the recent Saturday Night’s Main Event have not been viewed by the public.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – August 5, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the booth for a new round of television tapings in Des Moines, Iowa.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on July 17.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – August 4, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura call today’s action, taking place from Omaha, Nebraska, the same site as the recent Saturday Night’s Main Event.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – July 30, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing studio duty for this evening’s show.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 29, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan handle commentary duties for today’s show, concluding the taping cycle in Huntington, West Virginia.

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What the World Was Watching: Saturday Night’s Main Event XXVII

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are doing commentary for tonight’s episode, taped from Omaha, Nebraska.  The episode is dubbed “Wild Kingdom,” a play on the Mutual of Omaha television program with the same name.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show took place at a Superstars taping on July 16, drawing a sellout crowd of 10,303 fans.  And according to oswreview.com, the show drew a 7.2 television rating, the second lowest for a Saturday Night’s Main Event to date.  This would be the last Saturday Night’s Main Event that Ventura would call.

Rick Rude and Bobby Heenan promise that WWF Champion the Ultimate Warrior will be eaten by Rude, who is the deadliest predator in the WWF jungle.  The Warrior rebuts that he fears no predator, setting out to prove that he is the ultimate animal in the company.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – July 28, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are doing commentary, concluding the tapings in Dayton, Ohio.

The Big Bossman squash from Prime Time Wrestling begins the broadcast.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – July 23, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing their usual studio duties for tonight’s telecast.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 22, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are still in Huntington, West Virginia.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – July 21, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are doing commentary and they are taped from Dayton, Ohio.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – July 16, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host tonight’s program, weighing in on how Hulk Hogan will handle getting back into the ring at SummerSlam.

The Legion of Doom’s debut on Wrestling Challenge is shown.  Heenan admits that they will be a tough team for anyone to beat.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 15, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan do announce duties for today’s show, which kicks off a new round of television tapings in Huntington, West Virginia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on June 26.

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