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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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 02.26.94

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 02.26.94

Happy Black Friday!  Well not for us retail slaves but for everyone else I suppose.  But hey, I too can get in on the Black Friday action, by offering the almighty Rant Archives at a 50% discount for today only!  November 26 2021 in case you’re reading this in the future.  So instead of the usual $20, just shoot me $10 via Paypal at [email protected] with your preferred contact email and I’ll send you the OneDrive link containing the sum total of all my writings for the past 30 years or whatever we’re up to these days, updated in real time as I write them.  You think a new TV or a PS5 is gonna give you that kind of satisfaction?  I THINK NOT.

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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 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 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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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 02.19.94

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 02.19.94

Taped from White Plains NY on February 1 (with an attendance of 3000, “heavily papered” according to historyofwwe.com.  Ouch.)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Stan Lane

The sound is really screwed up at times on this one for some reason, sounding like the tracking is slipping on a VHS tape.

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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 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 Superstars – July 14, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, and they are taped from Dayton, Ohio.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on June 25 and attracted a crowd of 7,500 fans.  At the top of the broadcast, Ventura is confident that Hulk Hogan will announce his retirement.

Jake Roberts’ match against Paul Diamond from Prime Time Wrestling leads off the show.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – July 7, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura call today’s action, wrapping up the television taping cycle in Binghamton, New York.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – June 30, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura commentate today’s action, still coming from Binghamton, New York.

Rick Rude’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling against Jim Powers is the first match.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – June 23, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura start a new round of summer television tapings in Binghampton, New York.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on June 6.

Brutus Beefcake’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling starts the show.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.15.94

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.15.94

Oh yay.  I was led to believe that they’d somehow managed to get the rights to their own show back and we’d be seeing 1986 Superstars of Wrestling added to the Network today, but NOPE, it’s just more of stinky old 1994 Superstars instead.  Who’s ready for more Lex Luger?

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – June 16, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, concluding the tapings in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  Ventura argues that his MIA bracelet will come off faster than McMahon’s Hulk Hogan friendship bracelet.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – June 9, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura call the action and they are still in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.08.94

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.08.94

Taped from Lowell, MA.  The bizarre taping schedule continues, as this was the first week of that taping cycle, but the show was taped on December 15, meaning that these matches are literally a month old already.  No wonder RAW felt so much fresher.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Stan Lane.  Stan continues to do yeoman’s work in this role but Vince desperately needs a heel to play off again.

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