Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXXI

Taped from Terre Haute, IN

Airdate:  November 14, 1992 (taped 10/27)

Attendance:  4,300

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

Can Papa Shango become WWF champion? Will the Ultimate Maniacs achieve tag team gold? How will Michaels fare against Smith for the IC title? It’s a triple-crown show so let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIX

Taped from Omaha, NE

Airdate:  April 27, 1991 (taped 4/15)

Attendance:  9,400 (7,000 paid)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Macho Man” Randy Savage

Can both Undertaker and Bret Hart make a big splash on network TV? Read on!

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ECW on Sci-Fi #62 14/08/2007

We’re live in Mohegan Sun Casino with Coachman continuing his search for WHO IS VINCE’S KID. Oh and he casually introduces the new ECW GM, Armando Estrada. Armando says his name a few times and introduces John Morrison and CM Punk for the contract signing for Summerslam. ”Sitting on the chair next to me with your little tattoos is the closest you’re going to get to earthly paradise.” Morrison asks Punk to think about signing, after all he couldn’t last fifteen minutes with him last week. Punk says he’s right because he beat him before the fifteen minutes. What a stupid set-up bit to remind the audience about last week. Punk says he doesn’t fluff his wear like Farrah Fawcett or wear jackets in August, but he will be wearing the ECW Title after Summerslam. Armando stops them from coming to blows and gives them matches tonight with the ECW monsters. There was a lot happening here with Coach and Armando but the important thing is this:

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXVIII

Taped from Toledo, OH

Airdate:  October 13, 1990 (taped 9/18)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

It’s the Oktoberfest edition of SNME! Grab your Paulaner and Weihenstephan and enjoy!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXVII

Taped from Omaha, NE

Airdate:  July 28, 1990 (taped 7/16)

Attendance:  10,303 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Has the WWF gone ape? Or can they give us a decent show? Read on!

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KB’s History of Saturday Night’s Main Event and Clash of the Champions Now in Paperback

Before we get to these new ones, a quick update: I’ve lowered the prices on all of the books. I was looking at them the other day and the prices were just too high. I probably wouldn’t pay that much for them and I have no idea why anyone else should be expected to either. Each one has been lowered by at least a dollar and some far more than that. The British prices have been lowered as well.

You can check them out, with the new prices, by clicking on any of the following:

History of Wrestlemania, the Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and Summerslam.

NXT Volume I and Volume II

And now, for something new.

If you’re a wrestling fan, odds are you’re familiar with these two series. They’re some of the most important wrestling shows in history and for vastly different reasons. While Saturday Night’s Main Event offered a chance for the masses to see the WWF on a major TV network, Clash of the Champions went the other way and offered pay per view caliber matches on TBS.

In these books I’ve gone back and looked at every episode of both series to see why each one worked (and didn’t work) in their own ways. There were thirty five Clash of the Champions specials and thirty six Saturday Night’s Main Events, though I’ve thrown in the five Main Event specials as a bonus. Each show is broken down match by match and segment by segment with context, play by play and analysis.

Both are ready to go from Amazon in full paperback form. They’re both priced at $9.99 each and are available worldwide (only in English) from any country’s Amazon page. Here are the links for the US and UK versions.

Saturday Night’s Main Event – US, UK

Clash of the Champions – US, UK

Or just search “KB Saturday Night” or “KB Clash” on Amazon.

All of my e-books (24 different topics) are available here:

https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Hall/e/B00E6282W6

I hope you like these and please shoot me any questions you may have.

Thomas Hall

Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXV

Taped from Chattanooga, TN

Airdate:  January 27, 1990 (taped 1/3)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Hogan avenge his countout loss to Genius with help from Warrior? Will Duggan regain the crown from Savage? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIV

Taped from Topeka, KS

Airdate:  November 25, 1989 (taped 10/31)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Hogan retain the WWF title against Genius? What is Mr. Perfect’s involvement? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIII

Taped from Cincinnati, OH

Airdate:  October 14, 1989 (taped 9/21)

Attendance:  14,000 (12,000 paid)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

What can DiBiase do to win the WWF title from Hogan? What’s new with Savage? Can Piper be any zanier? Read on!

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

Taped from Worcester, MA

Airdate:  July 29, 1989 (taped 7/18)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

How will the road to Summerslam be paved this year? Let’s read on…

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXI

Taped from Des Moines, IA

Airdate:  May 27, 1989 (taped 4/25)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Hogan successfully defend the WWF title in a cage against the Big Boss Man? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on SNME XX

Taped from Hershey, PA

Airdate:  March 11, 1989 (taped 2/16)

Attendance:  9,000 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

As if the dissolution of the MegaPowers isn’t enough, what else can cause separation between Hogan and Savage? Let’s find out!

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

Taped from Tampa, FL

Airdate:  January 7, 1989 (taped 12/7)

Attendance:  9,176

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

To open the program, the Ultimate Warrior centers his promo on victory. In spite of the promo’s theme, I hope the US military didn’t use this as a motivational tool for the troops.

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

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XVII

Taped from Baltimore, MD

Airdate: October 29, 1988 (taped 10/25)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

We open tonight’s program with Jake and Cheryl Roberts sharing a kiss. Jake then cuts a promo with Damian wrapped around his shoulders. According to Cheryl, Rude’s pain will be their “pleasure.”

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…SNME XVI

Taped from Springfield, MA

Airdate: April 30, 1988 (taped 4/22)

Attendance:  9,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

This reflection is sponsored by DeVry University. One would think a college with a basketball team would sponsor a show from the birthplace of basketball, but sadly one would be wrong.

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

Taped from Landover, MD

Airdate: January 2, 1988 (taped 12/7)

Attendance:  11,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

To begin the show, Roberts welcomes us to 1988 and cuts a promo on Sika.

Afterward, Valentine and Hart tell Koko B. Ware jokes.

In case you didn’t know them, here’s a quick snippet by the tag champs.

Slick then speaks up for his Bolsheviks.

Next, Heenan, in a neck brace, informs us that André will be in Bundy’s corner for tonight’s title match.

In response, Hogan, sans fringe, shoots down Bundymania.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on SNME XIII!

Taped from Seattle, WA

Airdate: November 28, 1987 (taped 11/11)

Attendance:  16,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

So it’s Thanksgiving weekend of 1987. Both Survivor Series and Starrcade took place already, and THIS show aired two nights later? And we think today’s wrestling is oversaturated? Sheesh!

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

Taped from Hershey, PA

Airdate: October 3, 1987 (taped 9/23)

Attendance:  9,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

To begin the show, the Intercontinental Champion Honkytonk Man (with Jimmy Hart) cuts a promo on Savage and vows to steal Elizabeth. I fear for his health trying to do that. In case you’re wondering, Honkytonk Man beat Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat to win the title on 6/13 (taped 6/2).

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Rock Star Gary reflects on SNME XI

Taped from South Bend, IN

Airdate: May 2, 1987 (taped 4/28)

Attendance:  9,345 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

For all of my SNME faithful readers, here is a present for you. There’s an additional present at the end of my reflection too. Stay tuned!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on SNME X!

Taped from Detroit, MI

Airdate: March 14, 1987 (taped 2/21)

Attendance:  21,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Opening the show, Hogan spews his need for vengeance against André the Giant in tonight’s battle royal. Wait a minute! Andre’s a heel? How’d that happen? Oh.

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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…Saturday Night’s Main Event VIII

Taped from Los Angeles, CA

Airdate: November 29, 1986 (taped 11/15)

Attendance:  16,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

So, if you didn’t get enough of a wrestling fix on Thanksgiving with Starrcade ’86, the WWF broadcast SNME just two nights later.

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

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event VII

Taped from Cleveland, OH

Airdate: October 4, 1986 (taped 9/13)

Attendance:  21,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

First, Jesse welcomes us to the show and notes that the pleasure is all ours. Woohoo!

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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…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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