In this classic moment from the March 1, 1986 edition of Saturday Night’s MAIN EVENT, “Cowboy” Bob Orton traded in his wrestling boots for boxing gloves and squared off with film and TV star, Mr. T. This match was the set-up to WrestleMania 2’s battle between Mr. T and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Here is the entire video of the classic release from Coliseum Home Video: “Saturday Night’s Main Event – The Greatest Hits”. The WWE released a 3-disc set a few years ago with a more complete chronology of this program’s history, but this is a nice set of matches from the first several years.
After the Hart Foundation cost Randy “Macho Man” Savage the Intercontinental championship in a match with the Honky Tonk Man on the previous Saturday Night’s Main Event, Savage vowed to get even with Bret Hart.
Check out this classic match-up from the March14, 1987 edition of Saturday Night’s MAIN EVENT: “The Winner gets Elizabeth” Intercontinental championship match – George “The Animal” Steele looks to rescue the lovely Miss Elizabeth from champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
This match set up the classic Intercontinental championship match later that month at Wrestlemania III.