Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s

Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s

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Every saturday night in the eighties fans would gather around their television to watch, not Saturday Night Live, but Saturday Night The Main Event. WWE wrestling beat the ratings for the most talked about show on television week after week. Here is that era captured.

“Introducing your champion, from Venice Beach, California, at three

Overview

Every saturday night in the eighties fans would gather around their television to watch, not Saturday Night Live, but Saturday Night The Main Event. WWE wrestling beat the ratings for the most talked about show on television week after week. Here is that era captured.

“Introducing your champion, from Venice Beach, California, at three hundred and three pounds—Hulk Hogan! And his challenger . . .”

Hearing those words ring out across the arena meant you were there. It didn't matter if you were there in person, or watching on television or closed circuit. You were in the place where everyone wanted to be. You could feel the crowd; as the tension built, you were swept up and into the action. You knew you were going to witness history. You were experiencing the main event at a live WWE show.

It seemed that wrestling had changed overnight, that the men who entered the squared circle were suddenly larger than life.

Everyone wanted to see the behemoth Hulk Hogan wrestle. And the men who wrestled with and against him were his equals in creating a match and a character that no one would soon forget: Andre the Giant, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Jake "the Snake" Roberts, Sgt. Slaughter. They all kept you pinned to your seat as they were pinning their opponents to the mat. You just knew that you were going to see things that no one had ever seen before.

The eighties was the era that cemented WWE as the place where the best wrestlers on the planet worked. Main Event -- WWE in the Raging 80s dips into those years and reveals the most celebrated wrestlers and the matches that will be recalled as not just the best of the eighties but the best of the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451604672
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Series:
WWE
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
584,548
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Kevin Sullivan began his sports-entertainment career in 1998 as a content editor for WWE.com. Over the following 10 years, he traveled the country with World Wrestling Entertainment, building lifelong relationships with the Superstars and employees of WWE. Most recently, Sullivan held the position of Director of Content Development for WWE.com where he oversaw the day-to-day content operations of the company's web site. In addition to his responsibilities with WWE.com, Sullivan also wrote for WWE Magazine.

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Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow I like this because I rate it 5 stars and i think this book should be free not expensive i need a barnes and noble card to pay for it so it is 11 something lol i care about wwe more than tna cuz tna is not the best game ever and not the best show ever lol i guess wwe 15 will be coming to 2015 wwe existed in 1952
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hulk Hogan, Andre, Macho Man, Jake"The Snake" Roberts, and alot more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HULK HOGAN IS DA BESTTTTTTT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So just be cause there not having all the good tables match,2 on 7 or stuff like that wwe fans and wwf fans were getting angry just because its not reaching their expectations that doesnt mean wwe is falling apart that means they are trying to leearn which match they are going to do and whos in it. Im sure the wwe buisness and the head of wwe are sure doing a better job that you could do yourself. So shutup about this stuff. It will happen sooner or later but not right at this moment. So let them do their thing,thank for reading if u did :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
G
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I NEVER KNEW DUHH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its soo awsome i wasnt born in th 80s so now i nomore about www
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book stinks