WWF The Main Event V

Taped from Macon, GA

Airdate: February 1, 1991 (taped 1/28)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Get your tissues ready! It’s time for the final episode of The Main Event. No, my eyes aren’t red from crying. It’s the eclipse, I swear.

We open the show with Hogan visiting American military bases for the USO. There’s absolutely no truth to the rumor that he replaced gun powder with python powder. Sorry, Hulkamaniacs.

Opening montage.

Match 1: Hulk Hogan & Tugboat versus Earthquake & Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart)


Rating: *

Summary: Typical Hogan match that the Macon faithful ate up with a spoon.

After the match, Hogan poses for the Macon faithful.

Meanwhile, we revisit Royal Rumble ’91 when Sherri pleaded for a title match for Savage. We then see portions of the WWF title match with Savage’s heinous shenanigans.

Back in the pink locker room, “Mean” Gene Okerlund interviews Slaughter and an adamant General Adnan. Perhaps a little more fiber in his diet would calm him down.

Match 2 for the WWF title: Sgt. Slaughter (champion w/ Gen. Adnan) versus “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (w/ Hulk Hogan)


Rating: **

Summary: Earlier in January, Duggan had been doing jobs to Slaughter on the house show circuit. Why wouldn’t he put Slaughter over on nationwide TV? He could regain his heat either after the match or closer to WrestleMania VII, no?

After the match, Slaughter tosses Duggan back into the ring, smashes his back with the steel chair, and whips Duggan with the riding crop. When Hogan comes to rescue Duggan, Slaughter WALLOPS him with the chair. While the Macon faithful again chants “U-S-A,” Hogan assists Duggan and waves the American flag.

Prior to the next match, Okerlund interviews the Road Warriors in the blue locker room. They attempt to influence the Gross Domestic Product by proving that American inventions like themselves are still tough. I don’t think that argument will work on the Senate floor.

Match 3: The Road Warriors versus the Orient Express (w/ Mr. Fuji)


Rating: *1/2

Summary: Great selling by the Orient Express as the Road Warriors DEMOLISHED them.

After a commercial break, Okerlund interviews WWF President Jack Tunney in the ring. As Okerlund listed a handful of contenders, Tunney decreed that Hulk Hogan will challenge Slaughter for the WWF title at WrestleMania VII. But will the show still emanate from the L.A. Coliseum?

Back in the pink locker room, Sean Mooney interviews Slaughter who cuts a promo on Hogan.

In the ring, Okerlund interviews Hogan who uses war euphemisms to cut a promo on Slaughter. He then recites the Pledge of Allegiance with the Macon faithful. To finish the show, Hogan waves the American flag. C’mon, Hulkster, go all in for America!

Conclusion: Due to falling ratings, this was the final episode of The Main Event. The first three Main Event telecasts scored 15.2, 11.6, and 12.8 while this show only scored a 6.7. OUCH! As far as the content of the show goes, it was a giant advertisement for Hogan versus Slaughter at WrestleMania VII. The matches, while dreadful, were meaningless compared to the promos by Slaughter and Hogan. Regrettably, unless you’re a die-hard Hulkamaniac, I’d pass on this one.

See you for WCW WrestleWar ‘91!

Rating: 6.7

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