Curtain Jerker, 2/5/13: Wrestling’s Pinnacle

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Instead of asking you a question, today will be the WrestleCrap equivalent of “movie day”.

For this presentation, WrestleCrap acknowledges the Silver Anniversary of The Main Event, professional wrestling’s highest-rated TV program in American history, with a 15.2 rating and 33 million viewers.

It was on February 5, 1988, in RD’s hometown of Indianapolis that WWE Champion Hulk Hogan had his long-awaited rematch with Andre the Giant, over 10 months after WrestleMania III. In addition, Macho Man Randy Savage challenged Intercontinental Champion the Honky Tonk Man.

Here are the pre-show promos, as well as the show itself.


The Pre-Show Promos (always a classic)

The Full Telecast

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9 Responses to "Curtain Jerker, 2/5/13: Wrestling’s Pinnacle"
  1. Gabe Benson says:

    How did Miss Elizabeth get over when Savage made her wear big sparkly dresses made by the Amish? Wow, she is showing no skin and that dress is so big on her she has no curves and she was barley allowed to talk on promos. Now Vince has skanks with no clothes on babbling on and on and they can’t get over at all. Too funny. Less is more and the fact that this match is 10 months after WW3 for a rematch. Now they have a match and rematch on the same 3 hour Raw. Good job, bookerman!

  2. Michael says:

    I will always remember watching this…thought it was AWESOME that it was on my 11th birthday!

  3. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    Many thanks for this, Justin.

  4. Nick Nutter says:

    It’s amazing how Andre could barely move (that scar down his entire back was damn gnarly), and still put on one hell of a match with Hogan. It isn’t just about workrate; it’s about a story. And this was one hell of a story. (Though workrate is awesome to watch too.)

  5. MrMaddog says:

    You know, I watched that match {online} the other day recently. I still remember watching it on TV at my neighbor’s house when we were kids. The ending of Hogan/Andre was quite shocking to say the least. And I agree with Nick, both matches did have some good story to it. Though if those match was done today, the IWC would probably hate it… 😉

  6. Mr Walker says:

    All I remember from this match was Andre shoving his finger up Hulk’s ass during a body slam… it really fucked my head up as a kid.

  7. AlonzotheMaster says:

    The music for this is incredible. I love all the old themes with the classic 80’s sounds. The Royal Rumble one was great too….

  8. Voltrizzle says:

    Awesome video, but a shame that the original broadcast cut off the Hart Foundation vs. Strike Force match

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