Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan do announce duties for today’s show, which kicks off a new round of television tapings in Huntington, West Virginia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on June 26.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura call today’s action, wrapping up the television taping cycle in Binghamton, New York.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for tonight’s show. Heenan wants Mr. Perfect’s feature match against Hercules to air at the beginning of the telecast, but Monsoon urges patience because the show is two hours long.
Live from the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN
Airdate: April 20, 1986
Hosted by Larry Nelson, Rod Trongard, & Ken Resnick
Can the Road Warriors get revenge against the Freebirds? Will Bockwinkel regain the World title? How will Snuka and Greg fare against Brody and Barbarian? What’s going on with the Midnight Rockers? Let’s dig in and find out!
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host tonight’s program.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are tonight’s hosts. Monsoon tells Heenan that he does not appreciate how he left last week’s show. He says that he has seen Hogan and he is okay but could be doing better.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan commentate this Father’s Day edition of Wrestling Challenge. This is the last of the shows from Madison, Wisconsin.
Brutus Beefcake’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling kicks off the telecast.
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.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host this evening’s show. Monsoon rails against Heenan telling viewers at the end of last week’s show that he was the real host of the program, all while Monsoon was trying to get an update on Hulk Hogan’s condition. Heenan says he does not care about Hogan anymore because he is not the WWF Champion, so since Hogan no longer has something Heenan wants he cares nothing about his condition.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are doing commentary and they are starting a new set of television tapings in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, a location the WWF does not highlight in the show’s opening. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on May 15.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio and handle tonight’s broadcast. Heenan blasts Tugboat’s gimmick, arguing that kids should want to be the President of the United States rather than “a stupid boat.” Monsoon has a good counter, asking Heenan what the Barbarian wanted to be as a kid.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary, and they are taped from San Antonio, Texas. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on April 24 and drew a sellout crowd of 10,700 fans.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan handle studio duties for this evening’s telecast.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the booth, and they are wrapping up the television tapings in Syracuse, New York.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura handle commentary and they are taped from Austin, Texas. To put over the Texas setting of the show, McMahon and Ventura open the show on horseback in the aisle. The card was hyped as “The Tussle in Texas” and took place on April 23. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 8,500 fans.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are doing commentary and they are taped from Glen Falls, New York.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host tonight’s broadcast.
Jake Roberts’ squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
As noted in prior columns, this show was a joint effort by the WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling. The WWF was looking to expand its global presence while New Japan and All Japan felt threatened by Akira Maeda’s shoot-like Universal Wrestling Federation, which drew a 50,000 person crowd to the Tokyo Dome for a big show in November 1989. To counter them, New Japan and All Japan worked together on a supershow at the Tokyo Dome on February 10. Then, they built on that effort by partnering with the WWF for another big card in Tokyo on April 13 that was named The Wrestling Summit. According tothehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 53,742.
Live from East Rutherford, NJ
Airdate: December 29, 1985
Hosted by Tony Schiavone
Can Martel retain the AWA title? Will Rhodes finally defeat Flair for the NWA strap? Can Magnum retain against Blanchard? What will the Soviets do to the Road Warriors? Will Slaughter survive against two Soviets? Let’s jam!
With Tony Schiavone gone, Wrestling Challenge sees an announcing shakeup with Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan now calling the action. They are commentating matches at the end of the taping cycle in San Francisco.