Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, concluding the taping cycle in Omaha, Nebraska. This show would be Ventura’s last WWF appearance until 1999 as he quit the company over a video game licensing dispute.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are doing commentary for tonight’s episode, taped from Omaha, Nebraska. The episode is dubbed “Wild Kingdom,” a play on the Mutual of Omaha television program with the same name. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show took place at a Superstars taping on July 16, drawing a sellout crowd of 10,303 fans. And according to oswreview.com, the show drew a 7.2 television rating, the second lowest for a Saturday Night’s Main Event to date. This would be the last Saturday Night’s Main Event that Ventura would call.
Rick Rude and Bobby Heenan promise that WWF Champion the Ultimate Warrior will be eaten by Rude, who is the deadliest predator in the WWF jungle. The Warrior rebuts that he fears no predator, setting out to prove that he is the ultimate animal in the company.
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, and they are taped from Dayton, Ohio. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on June 25 and attracted a crowd of 7,500 fans. At the top of the broadcast, Ventura is confident that Hulk Hogan will announce his retirement.
Jake Roberts’ match against Paul Diamond from Prime Time Wrestling leads off the show.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host tonight’s program.
Randy Savage’s win over Jim Brunzell on the recent episode of Superstars is shown. Monsoon and Heenan must like Brunzell as they cover for his short loss by saying that he lost to an elite competitor that most superstars would struggle against.