Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for this evening’s broadcast.
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Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are hosting tonight’s broadcast. Heenan announces that Mike Tyson will not referee the WWF title match between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage on The Main Event. Monsoon follows up by saying that Buster Douglas will take Tyson’s place. Heenan is discouraged by this news because he hoped to referee the bout.
Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura are in the booth and they are live from Orlando, Florida. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this show drew a sellout crowd of 16,000 fans. It also drew a buyrate of 2.0 (an estimated 260,000 buys), an increase from the 1.5 number the Rumble did the previous year. This would also be the last pay-per-view that Schiavone would call for the WWF.
–A video package hypes tonight’s Razor Ramon-Sid matchup that has the 1-2-3 Kid as the referee. Vince McMahon announces interim WWF President Gorilla Monsoon has grown suspicious of the 1-2-3 Kid’s actions after a recent house show tour and has decided that tonight’s match will not be for the Intercontinental Championship. More on this storyline development at the end of the recap.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are calling tonight’s action and are concluding the tapings in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada since Survivor Series is this Sunday.