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"Saturday Night's Main Event" Episode #1.2 (1985)

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Original Air Date:
5 October 1985 (Season 1, Episode 2)
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Vince McMahon  creator

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Dick Ebersol .... executive producer
Vince McMahon .... producer
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Ferdinand Manning .... lighting director (as Ferd Manning)
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Michael Wilson .... production staff

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Kerwin Silfies 
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Vince McMahon  creator

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Jessie Ventura is right! Who needs wrestling and romance?, 26 July 2016
Author: callanvass from victoria b.c canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Live from East Rutherford, NJ

Attendance: 8,000

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jessie Ventura

WWF Championship

Hulk Hogan (C) Vs Nikolai Volkoff (W/Freddie Blassie)

Hogan wins with a legdrop. Well, this could have been a lot worse than what it actually was. It ended up being a tolerable match with a highly predictable outcome. Volkoff was never a threat.

*3/4 out of 5

Hulk Hogan says he sent Volkoff a message that the USA rules. He says the wedding tonight will be nice and mellow, and he's looking forward to it.

Uncle Elmer (W/Cousin Junior & Hillbilly Jim) Vs Jerry Valiant

Uncle Elmer wins in six seconds with a body slam. This was complete and utter BS.


It's time for the Body Shop with Jessie Ventura. His guest is Bobby Heenan. Bobby Heenan says Paul Orndorff fired him, and the only reason he did that is he got word that Heenan was gonna dump him. Heenan has raised the bounty on Orndorff's head to 50,000 dollars. He says Piper may get the 50 thousand tonight when he faces Orndorff.

Paul Orndorff says Roddy Piper wears a dress and he's not man enough to spend the money. Roddy Piper says if Heenan doesn't pay up, he'll rip his throat out. He criticizes Orndorff for having baby oil all over him. He says if Uncle Elmer gets married, there may be 5 more Uncle Elmer's.

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Vs "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff

The match ends in a no-contest after both brawl all the way to the dressing room. This was a short, but intense brawl that featured some exciting moments. I'd love to have seen what these two could do when given some time.

**1/2 out of 5

Next is Uncle Elmer's wedding. The highlights are Jessie Ventura's comments and Roddy Piper's interruption.

Andre The Giant & Tony Atlas Vs King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd (W/Bobby Heenan)

Andre wins by DQ. Andre gets double teamed after the match, but Hulk Hogan runs in to make the save. This was pretty crappy, as to be expected.


"Mean" Gene Okerlund catches up with George "The Animal" Steele. They take a tour of the zoo.

Tag Team Championship

The Dream Team (C) (Greg "The Hammer" Valentine & Brutus Beefcake) (W/Johnny V) Vs Lanny Poffo & Tony Garea

Valentine and Beefcake retain. This was basically a match you'd see on Superstars or Wrestling Challenge.

*1/4 out of 5

The wedding reception of Uncle Elmer ends the show. Jessie Ventura tries to ruin it with a poem he wrote to insult Uncle Elmer, but Hillbilly Jim makes Ventura trip right into the cake.

In my opinion, you can safely skip this one. The wedding stuff is nonsense and everything else isn't all that great.


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