Saturday Night's Main Event #1

It's a new year and you know what that means! The House Show is back with a season 3 and we will be focusing on the iconic WWF network TV series, Saturday Night's Main Event.

It's a new year and you know what that means! The House Show is back with a season 3 and we will be focusing on the iconic WWF network TV series, Saturday Night's Main Event.


This first pilot episode aired May 11, 1985. Mother's Day! This was taped the night before at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY for 8300 fans. This debut show takes place during the height of the Rock n' Wrestling Connection. There isn't a backstage interview set. The camera angles are strange. Everything about this show is different. Which means your trios tag team champions are excited to watch the evolution of WWF into the television powerhouse they are today. We discuss the Saturday Night's Main Event schedule. Language use at 11:30 PM. Face turns. The work of the Fabulous Moolah. Jobbers that sell. Plus the show ends with a classic Mother's Day celebration.


Tonight's matches and segmetns include:

Iron Shiek, Nikolai Volkoff, and George "the Animal" Steele (with Classy Freddie Blassie) vs Barry Windham, Mike Rotunda, and Ricky Steamboat (with Captain Lou Albano).

Piper's Pit with Roddy confronting Mr Wonderful Paul Orndorff.

Hulk Hogan (WWF Champion) (with Mr T) vs Bob Orton (with Roddy Piper).

Wendi Richter (WWF Ladies champion) (with Cyndi Lauper) vs the Fabulous Moolah.

Junkyard Dog (with his mom, Bertha Ritter) vs the Duke of Dorchester, Pete Doherty.


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The Retro Network’s own Kevin Decent (@MaskedLibrary) along with his two best friends “Sweet” Matty Treats (@MattyTreats) and Matt “the Educator of Excellence” are revisiting the WWF’s In Your House pay per view events over the course of the worldwide quarantine. Then in season two they changed into the Haunted House Show and covered WCW Halloween Havoc. In 2021 they go all the way back to Saturday Night's Main Event. This trios team has been watching wrestling all their lives and debating the outcomes since high school. Join them each week for a new podcast and invite them in your house. Contact The House Show across social media! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Follow along with each podcast by signing up for a 30-day free trial of the WWE Network. Watch all the In Your House pay-per-views plus so much more from the ’80s and ’90s eras including Wrestlemanias, Summerslams, and events from other leagues like WCW and NWA. Click the link here in the show notes and you’ll also be supporting The House Show and The Retro Network as an official WWE affiliate

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