WWF The Main Event II

Live from Milwaukee, WI

Airdate: February 3, 1989

Attendance: 20,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Pro wrestling in prime time again? What could possibly happen this time?

“Mean” Gene Okerlund interviews Slick with the Twin Towers. Slick tries to use logic (“wrestling dynamics”) to show that the Twin Towers can defeat the MegaPowers tonight. If he uses the Pythagorean theorem instead, perhaps his team could defeat Hulkamania.

After the Twin Towers make their entrance, a video promoting the MegaPowers is shown. It would seem that Hogan and Savage are quite buddy-buddy. Has harmony returned despite their little squabbles?

Apparently so because Okerlund interviews the MegaPowers who are amped up to tear down the Twin Towers together. 1989 was certainly a different time.

Match 1: The MegaPowers (w/ Elizabeth) versus the Twin Towers (w/ Slick)


Rating: ***1/2

Summary: There is some significant dissension between Savage and Hogan. What happens next?

After the match, Boss Man tries to handcuff Hogan to the top rope, but Hogan rams his head into Slick’s instead. Hogan then goes backstage to check on Elizabeth.

As Hogan walks backstage, he yells “Macho Man.” Concurrently, Savage is in the first aid room telling Elizabeth that the WWF champion is #1. As Savage tells Hogan that he’s “out of line,” he also says that Hogan has “jealous eyes.” Yikes! He then tells Hogan that “man to man, (he) never asked (him) for a title shot.” Next, he accuses Hogan of lusting after Elizabeth. As Hogan pleads with Elizabeth for some sense, Savage ANNIHILATES him with the WWF title belt. WE HAVE A HEEL TURN!

As Elizabeth checks on Hogan, Savage pulls her away and tosses her down. The scoundrel! While Savage is ready to destroy Hulkamania, Brutus Beefcake runs in to take the belt away from him and questions his motives. In response, Savage nails him. That’s what he gets for being nosy.

When officials come in for Hogan, Savage tosses one of them into a wall! Before leaving, Savage knocks over the stretcher and claims to be #1. Due to the drama and historical significance of this segment, I’ll add an extra * to the match.

After a commercial break, Okerlund is in the first aid room as paramedics take care of Hogan. Beefcake remains alongside the Hulkster.

Match 2: The “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (w/ Virgil) versus Hercules


Rating: **

Summary: DiBiase outsmarted Hercules here in a match I won’t remember tomorrow.

After the match, Hercules slams DiBiase and grabs his chain. Virgil then assists DiBiase backstage.

Back in the first aid room, Okerlund tries to interview a distraught and angry Hogan, but Hogan leaves the room shouting “Randy!”

Before going off the air, Hogan destroys equipment backstage and manhandles Jim Neidhart when looking for Savage in a dressing room. He then asks Shawn Michaels where Savage is and tosses him aside like a rag doll. He then gets in Bret Hart’s face but doesn’t get any answers. As an enraged Hogan continues to shout “Randy,” Marty Jannetty luckily gets out of harm’s way.

Conclusion: Wow! This was a monumental and historic episode with the breakup of the MegaPowers. Savage’s heel turn was absolute perfection while Hogan needs more acting classes. Despite that, if you’ve never seen this show, you owe it to yourself to do so ASAP. If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen it, pull up a chair and enjoy it as this is as good as the WWF gets.

See you for NWA Clash V!

Rating: 11.6

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