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WWE: Best of Saturday Night's Main Event, The (3-Disc)(DVD)

From 1985 through 1992, WWE fans turned to NBC (and then Fox) for some of the biggest matches of the year. While WWE's syndicated programming displayed WWE Superstars easily dispatching overmatched opponents, fans had to turn to PPV events for the settling of major scores - until "Saturday Night's Main Event". For the first time since the 1950s, professional wresting returned to network television and scored huge ratings.

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  • Actors: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Andre The Giant, Ted DiBiase, Roddy Piper
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: World Wrestling
  • DVD Release Date: January 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001KKU9EG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,424 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Movie Fan on February 10, 2009
Format: DVD
When Saturday Night's Main Event debuted on NBC in 1985 it marked the return of professional wrestling to network television after being absent for decades and it drew monster ratings and set records that still stand today. Because PPV events didn't exist at the time, Saturday Night's Main Event was the only way to see top WWF wrestlers facing of against each other on television, and for the time the show really delivered some tremendous and unforgettable matches from the height of Hulk Hogan's break-out run as WWF champion that launched the Rock-n-Wrestling era in WWF that gave birth to WrestleMania. However, since most fans were probably kids when these matches originally aired, you have to ask if this is a mere trip down memory lane or are these matches actually as good as some may remember (or think they remember).

The good news is for the most part, the matches are pretty good. Don't get me wrong, you wont find any match of the year candidates, but where the matches lacked in ring work quality, they exceled in entertainment value. Most of these matches, especially from the first 3 years, were booked to the strengths of the wrestlers involved and were designed to tell entertaining stories, further storylines and create compelling angles. So you're going to get fun and exciting matches with that big time "main event" feel. Also, you will get a handful of surprisingly good, and possibly forgotten classic matches.

Mean Gene Okerlund hosts this DVD set and walks us thru the shows best moments in chronological order. Most of the matches include the pre-match interviews just as they originally aired, which is the best thing about this set.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D.P. VINE VOICE on February 14, 2009
Format: DVD
NOTE: I UPDATED THIS REVIEW IN 2015

Before the days of Monday Night RAW & SmackDown...there was one night every few weeks where you turned in to see the superstars fight each other along with witnessing huge developments going on in the WWF on network television. That night & show was "Saturday Night's Main Event." This is a DVD collection hosted by Mean Gene Okerland featuring the best of the show through matches & flashbacks to various segments with comments from those who were there like Jim Duggan & Jake Roberts along with current WWE personalities such as Natalya, Randy Orton, Santino Marella, Randy Orton, The Miz, Joey Styles, Ted Dibiase Jr. (listen to what he had to say about the Million $ Belt), Matt Hardy, Matt Striker and others sharing their memories of the show.

Along with the matches, you'll relive various memorable & hysterical segments throughout the DVD...Uncle Elmer's wedding, Mean Gene looking for George "The Animal" Steele at the zoo, the WWF Halloween Party, Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage forming the Mega Powers, Andre The Giant passes out thanks to Jake Roberts & Damien, highlights of Jim Duggan's flag match, Brutus Beefcake shaving Ron Bass' head, Mr. Perfect destroying the WWF Title, Vince & Jesse Ventura riding horseback, Rick Martel showcasing his "Arrogance", WWE celebrating Oktoberfest (you have to see this one to believe it), Roddy Piper gives the Mountie a taste of his own medicine, and Randy Orton RKO'd Hulk Hogan.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By fmwaalex on May 5, 2009
Format: DVD
THE BEST OF
SATURDAY NIGHT'S MAIN EVENT

It feels like it was only yesterday when I was watching this on TV when it was first around, glad the WWE is releasing this box set. How great would it be for a full anthology, of course it would have to be released in volumes but still that would be great. Still the greatest thing about this release is that WWE is finally putting Randy Savage on something, hopefully the feud is ending and we can finally get some Macho Man on some DVD's. Between all the matches there are mini doc's and looks back at some classic moments from the show over the years, plus it is cool they left all the original commentary with Jesse Ventura and others.

DISC 1

1.WWF CHAMPIONSHIP-HULK HOGAN VS BOB ORTON-the first main event from the show I believe and it was a great one even though I am no fan of Hogan at all. Still it was wonderful to see Bob Orton during his prime and run with Piper. This is a highly entertaining match that had Orton taking it to Hogan. Piper, Paul Orndorff and Mr. T get involved towards the end of this helping to hype the clash between these five. This was a great start to the DVD set.5/5

2.RODDY PIPER VS PAUL ORNDORFF-this is more of a brawl between these two here, as these two legends go at it viciously even taking it to the back. Piper who is one off my all time favorites and Mr. Wonderful go from slugging it out in the ring to slugging it out on the outside and even underneath the announcer's booth. This one ends after it goes to the back and Piper escapes.5/5

3.WWF CHAMPIONSHIP-HULK HOGAN VS TERRY FUNK-a great title match between these two as the Texas hardcore legend almost takes the title from Hogan in a great match.
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