The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #3 – 11.02.85

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event – 11.02.85

We’re immediately getting more into the formula that we know and love, as we get quick backstage promos from Hogan and Andre, Roddy Piper, and Terry Funk with “Tubular Bells” in the background instead of the more familiar bassline.  It’s Halloween, you see.

Taped from Hershey, PA, drawing 8000 and a 6.8 rating.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura

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The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #1 – 05.11.85

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event – 05.11.85

Screw it, I’ve been wanting to redo these from the start forever now and we might as well just jump into it so I can purge the awful “new format” versions for good.  I didn’t start watching these until 1986, with 12 year old me anxiously waiting for the quarterly episodes at 11:30PM because I guess West Coast feeds weren’t a thing back then.

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The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #11–05.02.87

The SmarK Rant for WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event – 05.02.87

Carrying on with another one that could use a redo. Don’t have to twist my arm to get me reviewing 1987 shows again.

Taped from South Bend, IN, home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! That team name has always confused me, since the school name is French. Plus it’s kind of stereotyping the Irish. Connor aside.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #10–03.14.87

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #10 – 03.14.87

What can I say? I was feeling nostalgic for this era after watching Prime Time Wrestling the other day, and my original rant on this show is pretty crappy. So it’s time to back and start redoing these classic shows, starting with what was basically the go-home show for the biggest show in WWF history up until that point.

Taped from Detroit, MI

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura

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