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Saturday Night's Main Event was a professional wrestling television program produced by WWE. It aired occasionally from 1985 to 1992, under the World Wrestling Federation banner on NBC in place of Saturday Night Live.

At the time of the original airing it was a rare example of professional wrestling being broadcast on an over-the-air commercial television network after the 1950s. It coincided with and contributed to the apogee of the "second golden age" of professional wrestling in the United States. In a time when weekly programming consisited primarily of established stars dominating enhancement talent, Saturday Night's Main Event was made up entirely of star vs. star bouts.

After leaving NBC in 1991, it aired twice on Fox in 1992 before disappearing for over a decade.

When WWE's flagship show, Raw returned to the USA Network in 2005, Saturday Night's Main Event was revived in 2006 as a "special series" to air on occasion on NBC as part of a deal between WWE and NBC Universal. The Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brand rosters were featured on the show.

  1. Vince McMahon

    Creator

  2. Dick Ebersol

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Cody Runnels

    Cody Runnels

    41 Episodes

  2. Howard Finkel

    Howard Finkel

    41 Episodes

  3. Don Muraco

    41 Episodes

  4. Brent Albright

    41 Episodes

  5. Kurt Angle

    Kurt Angle

    41 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1985 | 41 Episodes

Season 1 of Saturday Night's Main Event premiered on May 10, 1985.

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Saturday Night's Main Event

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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 90m

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