Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper are in the booth, broadcasting the last show from Macon, Georgia.
Jake Roberts’ squash from Prime Time Wrestling kicks off the broadcast.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are doing the second episode from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Heenan says that Hulk Hogan is only the number one contender for the WWF Championship because he put pressure on WWF President Jack Tunney.
The Orient Express are shown hitting each other in the locker room as Mr. Fuji encourages them to keep going. WWF Tag Team Champions the Hart Foundation get themselves hyped up for today’s title defense.
Gorilla Monsoon and Roddy Piper are in charge of commentary, broadcasting live from Miami, Florida. According to profightdb.com, the show drew a crowd of 16,000. On pay-per-view the show drew a buyrate of 2.4, the equivalent of 440,000 buys. This was an increase over the previous year’s show, which drew a 2.0 buyrate (260,000 buys).
Since the Gulf War had commenced days earlier, the WWF plays the national anthem for the crowd. Piper is also amped up, wearing a yellow ribbon around his arm for the troops watching the show from the Middle East.
Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and the Honky Tonk Man are in the booth, wrapping up a long taping in Tampa, Florida. This show aired the day of The Royal Rumble and would be Honky Tonk Man’s last appearance on WWF television until 1997.
Jake Roberts’ squash from Prime Time Wrestling starts the show.
In 1990 the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) decided to pivot from the formula that made it a global brand. Hulk Hogan, the company’s longtime champion, wanted to get into Hollywood and spent much of the year offscreen. At WrestleMania VI, Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Hogan for the WWF Championship. The match was supposed to make the Warrior the new face of the company, and the WWF hoped that the Warrior could continue Hogan’s profitable run into the new decade. However, the Warrior quickly proved to be a flop, drawing poorly on house shows against Rick Rude, having an awful television title defense on Haku on Saturday Night’s Main Event a month after WrestleMania, and ending up as the third wheel in the Legion of Doom’s feud with Demolition. His run was also hurt by the WWF not fully committing to his run, giving Hogan the prime feud of the summer against Earthquake.