Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura call the action and they are still in Phoenix, Arizona. This week Ventura has an Ultimate Warrior t-shirt, changing his prediction on the WrestleMania VI main event after doing some research.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for this evening’s broadcast.
Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon are in the booth and they start a new round of television tapings in Tucson, Arizona. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on February 14.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, and they kick off a new round of tapings in Phoenix, Arizona. These tapings took place on February 13. Ventura is clad in Hulk Hogan merchandise because he predicts Hogan will win the WrestleMania VI main event.
Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon are in the booth and they are concluding the tapings in Fort Myers, Florida.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura commentate today’s action, concluding the taping in Miami, Florida.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura do commentary and they are live from Detroit, Michigan. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 21,000 fans. The broadcast drew a rating of 12.8 (roughly 20.9 million viewers), an increase from the previous year’s telecast that pulled a 11.6 rating (19.9 million viewers) when the show was headlined by the Mega Powers facing the Twin Towers.
Gene Okerlund interviews Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri. Savage says that he is happy that Mike Tyson pulled out as the referee because he found out that Tyson’s great grandmother is a Hulkamaniac so that made him biased. Savage warns Buster Douglas to call it down the middle or royal authority will rain down on him. Sherri closes by vowing that Hulk Hogan is not going to go into WrestleMania VI as world champion.
Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon are doing commentary and they are taped from Fort Myers, Florida.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan handle studio duties for tonight’s show.
Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon are doing commentary and they are broadcasting from Fort Myers, Florida. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on January 23 and drew a sellout crowd of 5,000 fans.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura call today’s action and kick off a new round of television tapings at the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on January 22 and drew a crowd of 15,063, 10,500 of which paid to attend.
Welcome back to more Dream Matches! Today, it’s a kind of Giant-themed day by accident, as I went looking for Ron Reis’s stuff and found this bizarre Andre/Baba tag match as well! So come see a weird WWF/All Japan bout as Andre & Giant Baba take on Demolition! Also, come see ERIK WATTS make his “Dream Matches” debut wrestling a knock-off Kamala! Plus Ron Studd versus a jobber Chavo Guerrero Jr., then a couple years later as Ron becomes “Reese” of the Flock and takes on a washed-up ex-WWF guy in The Barbarian! And Earthquake in rare chocolate-brown gear against Rubbish Ronnie Garbage!
ANDRE THE GIANT & GIANT BABA vs. DEMOLITION (Ax & Smash):
(WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit April 13 1990)
* Good heavens! A wild interpromotional show, with an ungodly tired-looking Andre teaming up with the aged Baba in Japan against the Demos! Andre adored both guys in real life so he’ll probably be pretty generous to them, but, uh… neither guy on his side is in any position to be carrying a match. Andre’s in blue, with an obvious brace in his gear, while Baba’s in red and looks like he just got dug out of a mass grave. Looking at this card, I really gotta watch the whole thing.
WWF SUMMERSLAM FEVER 1990:
* These “preview shows” for PPVs are always a great source for little-seen matches. In this one, we’re a week away from SummerSlam, we have our prelude show in Utica, New York (what kind of a place doesn’t know the expression “steamed hams”?), featuring a handful of big name vs. name matches- Earthquake vs. Hacksaw! Smash vs. Neidhart! Mr. Perfect against Ronnie Garvin! And most importantly, THE BOLSHEVIKS EXPLODE!
Tenta as Yukon lumberjack “Earthquake Evans” in a 1989 tryout match, with Slick as his manager!
I’ve long felt that John “Earthquake” Tenta is a tragically underrated “Big Man” worker, but, much like Haku, he’s had a bit of a renaissance as former Workrate Snobs like me have learned to appreciate what a hard-working big guy can bring to the table. I was gonna make a more varied list for a column, but I had enough for a full one of JUST Tenta, so here’s a random selection of fun or weird Earthquake matches! Watch him take on such luminaries as Paul Roma (back when he was trying out in a Lumberjack gimmick!), The Big Boss Man (with one hell of a power feat), Tugboat & Bastian Booger!
Live from Philadelphia, PA
Airdate: August 27, 1990
Attendance: 19,304 (18,703 paid)
Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
Can Hogan get revenge on Earthquake? Or will tremors cause a bigger crack in the Liberty Bell?
And while we're on 1991 how is that time period booked if Flair never comes in and Warrior never leaves? Is there any chance of Jake getting a run with the belt? Always seemed to me that that would have been the perfect time to do it.