On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 5, 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF The Main Event’ LIVE on NBC from the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This event still holds the world record for the most watched professional wrestling show that ever aired on television.
It drew a 15.2 Nielsen rating, which equals 33 million viewers, a world record that still stands and it’s also safe to say that it will never be broken. NEVER!
Here are the results:
• WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
“Macho Man” Randy Savage defeated The Honky Tonk Man (c) via countout
• WWF World Heavyweight Championship
André the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan (c)
• WWF Tag Team Championship
Strike Force (c) defeated The Hart Foundation