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Robert Marella ...
 Gorilla Monsoon - Commentator / ... (16 episodes, 1985-1993)
Bobby Heenan ...
 Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan (14 episodes, 1985-1993)
Bret Hart ...
 Bret 'The Hitman' Hart (13 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Himself / ... (9 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Mr. Perfect (7 episodes, 1989-1993)
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The World Wrestling Federation's predecesor to "Monday Night RAW" and "Raw is War"; "WWF Prime-Time Wrestling" was a weekly two-hour program, which aired on the USA Network from 1986 to 1993. The program went through three distinct formats: 1. From 1986-1991, hosts Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan introduced matches and analyzed them afterward. 2. In 1991, the show used an audience participation-type format, with hosts Vince McMahon and Heenan. WWF wrestlers were the frequent guests. 3. From 1992-1993, McMahon, Heenan, Monsoon and two other members of the WWF cast (one a face, or good guy; the other a heel, or bad guy) participated in a roundtable discussion about the goings-on in the WWF. In all versions, the program featured wrestling matches, interviews, promos featuring WWF wrestlers, updates of current feuds and announcements of upcoming local and pay-per-view events. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Gorilla Monsoon: Heck of a guy JYD is, helping out a friend in need.
Bobby Heenan: You know what I always say....A friend in need is a pest!
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WWF Prime-Time Wrestling!
1 April 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

As a big wrestling I think of how great the wrestling world past really was and one thing that was unique in the then World Wrestling Federation world was its weekly program on Monday and some time on Tuesday nights called WWF Prime Time Wrestling! Even though the matches were taped and such they showed exclusive interviews and previews and I really enjoyed the earlier program with hosts the late great Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan! They were so funny and exciting together! I also loved it when they would commentate together on Pay Per Views! One highlight on the show was before Wrestlemania VI in 1990! It was the contract signing between the then World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan and the then Intercontinental Champion Ultimate Warrior! During the year of 1990 was really a classic time for the show! Later in 1991 it became a little different. The show would have audience in a large felicity and the hosts for this format would be Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan, and Lord Alfred Hayes! This show would also have the wrestlers come out on stage and the host would have them as guests. I loved it when they showed promos of Skinner (Steve Keirn) and Sid Justice (Sid Vicious)! This version of the program still had the taped matches and it had many highlights with the wrestling guests such Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, and Jeannette Charles who played the Queen in The Naked Gun also played the Queen of England on the show coming out but one of My favorites ones was when Earthquake (John Tenta, Avalanche, the Shark, Golga), came out! It was during his feud with Jake "the Snake" Roberts! McMahon was asking the huge man how could he squash Jake's pet Python Damien in the ring and Earthquake said I had to it to get the job done and that's it and keep in mind Heenan and Earthquake are pals. Earthquake says that he has a present for Jake. He has a python's skin all rolled up and he unrolls it and Bobby is talking to him about this and pats the skin and make a funny joke out of it and Vince isn't happy about this at all. Earthquake also has a pair of dice and says to McMahon that they all come out snake eyes! After this conversation the former sumo wrestler says that he is going to make his quake burgers and he'll be back later. About an hour or so later he is back with an apron, a chef's hat on his head, and a big plate with a whole bunch of ham burgers! Earthquake invites Bobby, McMahon, and Hayes to all eat some of his burgers and Heenan loves them! Vince questions the big wrestler and the conversation gets to what happened to all of the insides of the snake and Heenan says to Vince what do think your eating dummy and after that Hayes spits out the food and says that's a snake and he goes on! Bobby and Earthquake are laughing and McMahon is mad at them and he knocks the plate with burgers and all and the show ends! The last version of the show still had great taped matches but this time it would have five commentators which was Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan, Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper, and the late Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig. Mr. Perfect left the show when after he argued with Bobby but Jerry" the King" Lawler replaced him as a co-host. All versions of the show were great! If you never have a chance to see these versions of WWF Prime Time Wrestling on TV and/or on tape watch it because in My opinion when these were on this is when wrestling WAS WRESTLING! I hope you have enjoyed this comment!

Movie Nuttball's NOTE:

To fellow readers, wrestling fans, and animal lovers I think the segment with Earthquake was and still is hilarious though the snake was not killed and wasn't even harmed. I have nothing against snakes and their kind as I am a big animal lover!


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