Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 12-03-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 3, 1983 (taped 11/24)

Attendance: 18,500 (sold out)

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Parsons and JYD attain the American tag titles? Will Mike win his in-ring debut match against Akbar? And who will rock this episode with me?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-05-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 5, 1983 (taped 10/21)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will the Freebirds get the better of Adams and Mantell? How will JYD fare against the Ugandan giant? Who will join me for the star-studded episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on NWA Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush

Live from Charleston, SC

Airdate:  June 13, 1990

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross, & Bob Caudle

Which is worse? JYD’s workrate or El Gigante’s English? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WrestleMania III

Live from Detroit Pontiac, MI

Airdate: March 29, 1987

Attendance:  93, 173 (announced), 78,000 (75,700 paid)

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

With the previous Saturday Night’s Main Events completed, the table is now set for one of the biggest shows in sports-entertainment history. There’s a key to why I say that—according to Pat Patterson on Legends of Wrestling shown on the WWE Network, similar to WrestleMania I, Vince McMahon risked EVERYTHING for this show. Let’s see if his gamble paid out.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…Saturday Night’s Main Event IX

Taped from Hartford, CT

Airdate: January 3, 1987 (taped 12/14)

Attendance:  10,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

To open the show, Orndorff and Heenan run down Hogan. According to Orndorff, “Hulkamania dies tonight!” Well, he was only 91/2 years premature on that prediction.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF The Big Event!

Live from Toronto, ON

Airdate: August 28, 1986

Attendance:  74,000

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon, “Luscious” Johnny Valiant, and the “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd

This event is sponsored by Chex Mix. Thanks, WWE Network!

Before I get started…

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…Saturday Night’s Main Event VI!

Taped from Providence, RI

Airdate: May 3, 1986 (taped 5/1)

Attendance:  not given

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

This review is sponsored by Kay Jewelers! Thanks WWE Network!

Hogan promises a surprise for the Funks.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WrestleMania 2!

In the supreme act of one-upmanship, due to Starrcade ’85 emanating from two locations, WrestleMania II emanated from THREE locations! If they keep this up, Starrcade ’86 could emanate from Tokyo AND London simultaneously.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…Saturday Night’s Main Event V

Taped from Phoenix, AZ

Airdate: March 1, 1986 (taped 2/15)

Attendance:  12,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

This reflection is sponsored by Hot Pockets. Thanks, WWE Network!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event IV!

Taped from Tampa, FL

Airdate: January 4, 1986 (taped 12/19/85)

Attendance:  not given

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan/Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Out by the swimming pool, WWF Champion Hulk Hogan mixes a concoction called

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…The WWF Wrestling Classic

It’s only fitting that I review a show from the Chicagoland area on the night the Cubs advance to the NLCS. Go Cubs!

Live from Chicago, IL Rosemont, IL

Airdate: November 7, 1985

Attendance:  14,000

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

This review is sponsored by the candy bar Payday. Thanks, WWE Network!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on Saturday Night’s Main Event III

As I promised earlier in the Daily thread, here is my latest reflection. Go Cubs!

Taped from Hershey, PA

Airdate: November 2, 1985 (taped 10/31)

Attendance:  8,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…Saturday Night’s Main Event

Taped from Uniondale, NY

Airdate: May 11, 1985 (taped 5/10)

Attendance:  8,300

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

I would like to apologize to my anal-retentive readership that may have an issue about my skipping this show to reflect upon GAB ’85 first. You can always blame the no longer existent buffering issues.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF WrestleMania

Live from New York, NY

Airdate: March 31, 1985

Attendance:  19,121

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Here we are–the very first WrestleMania that has spawned over three decades of supershows for the WWF/WWE. Let’s dig in to how the World Wrestling Federation got to this point:

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