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

Vince McMahon and Randy Savage provide commentary for this episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event, which was taped in Omaha, Nebraska on April 15.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 9,400, with 7,000 fans paying to attend.  According to oswreview.com, the show drew a rating of 7.7.  While it is impossible to compare to the prior edition because of a lack of data, this show outperformed the 7.2 rating that Saturday Night’s Main Event XXVII earned in July 1990.  This would be the last Saturday Night’s Main Event to air on NBC until March 18, 2006.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – April 23, 1991

Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for this evening’s show.  McMahon’s workout gear makes it look like he is about to enter a dojo.  They recap Randy Savage coming after Heenan last week after Heenan said he had a date scheduled with Elizabeth.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – April 20, 1991

Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are in the booth, taped from Las Vegas, Nevada.  Piper tosses his crutch aside and promises to come after Ted DiBiase.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – April 16, 1991

Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio, starting the show by recapping Heenan wearing a kilt on last week’s episode and being mocked by Roddy Piper.

Tugboat’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 14, 1991

Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart call today’s action, kicking off new television tapings from Reno, Nevada.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this taping took place on March 27.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 7, 1991

Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart are in the booth, closing out the television taping in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – April 6, 1991

Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are doing commentary, wrapping up a short taping cycle in Pensacola, Florida.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – March 31, 1991

Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart do commentary from a new taping venue in Biloxi, Mississippi.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on March 12 and drew a crowd of 9,000 fans.

A replay of Gene Okerlund’s WrestleMania recap airs.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – March 26, 1991

Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan are tonight’s hosts for the first Tuesday edition of Prime Time Wrestling.  This show is a post-WrestleMania celebration that is originating from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Okerlund narrates still photographs of the career ending match between the Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage, the WWF tag team title match between the Hart Foundation and the Nasty Boys, and Virgil’s match with Ted DiBiase at WrestleMania.  It is also announced that Hulk Hogan won the WWF Championship for a record-breaking third time.  Footage shows Hogan’s entrance and post-match celebration.  Then, Okerlund transitions to locker room footage where Slaughter tosses a fireball into Hogan’s eyes when he returns to the locker room and beats on him with a chair.  This means that the feud between the two will continue.

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