Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart are handling commentary, taped from Tempe, Arizona. Or at least that is where this show took place even though the WWF’s graphic says they are in Phoenix.
A new report sheds light on the reason Eddie Kingston hasn’t been featured on AEW programming in the past few weeks.
A tearful Thunder Rosa has revealed that she is unable to compete at All Out, meaning a new Interim Women’s World Champion will soon be crowned.
A former WWE Superstar has laid bare their true feelings on wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, saying that Hogan believed his own “bullsh*t.”
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are in the booth, broadcasting from Omaha, Nebraska, the site of the recent Saturday Night’s Main Event. The show’s opening now has a generic country beat with some wrestling highlights, continuing a downgrade from the Ultimate Warrior introduction a year prior.
Vince McMahon and Randy Savage provide commentary for this episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event, which was taped in Omaha, Nebraska on April 15. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 9,400, with 7,000 fans paying to attend. According to oswreview.com, the show drew a rating of 7.7. While it is impossible to compare to the prior edition because of a lack of data, this show outperformed the 7.2 rating that Saturday Night’s Main Event XXVII earned in July 1990. This would be the last Saturday Night’s Main Event to air on NBC until March 18, 2006.
There is a new opening for Superstars, with “Stars & Stripes Forever” playing and Hulk Hogan posing with the WWF Championship. On the one hand, it is good that the introduction has been updated. On the other, it is a much weaker opening than the Ultimate Warrior shooting lasers out of his eyes.
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are in the booth and they are kicking off a new taping in Pensacola, Florida. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this taping happened on March 11. Savage immediately makes an impression by claiming that his new goal is to be the WWF broadcasting champion. Piper is incensed at Sensational Sherri’s attack on him at WrestleMania.
Monday Night Raw
Date: December 10, 2007
Location: Arena At Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s time for a special show this week as it is the fifteenth anniversary celebration of the show. That means not only do we have a bunch of guest stars, but it is an extra large three hour edition. Throw in that it is also the go home show for Armageddon and this is going to be a busy night. Let’s get to it.
Gorilla Monsoon and Hacksaw Jim Duggan start the broadcast on commentary, which is taking place in Los Angeles, California. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 15,500. The show drew an estimated buyrate of 2.8 (an estimated 400,000 buys). This was a decline from the 3.8 buyrate of WrestleMania VI, with 150,000 fewer households buying the show versus the previous year, and marked the first time that fewer fans purchased a WrestleMania than the prior edition.
Willie Nelson does a nice rendition of “America the Beautiful.”