• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 5, 1988) – WWF The Main Event
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
• Major Update On John Cena’s Status For The Road To WrestleMania 35
As we noted before, John Cena was originally set to face Lars Sullivan at WrestleMania 35, but WWE officials have dropped that plan due to the situation surrounding Lars.
As The Dirty Sheets noted before, John Cena vs. Drew McIntyre is now expected to take place at WrestleMania 35 and WWE already planted seeds for this feud when McIntyre injured Cena’s ankle (kayfabe) during the Fatal 4 Way #1 contenders match a few weeks ago and cost Cena his spot in the Men’s Royal Rumble match.
However, it looks like Cena won’t be a part of the Road to WrestleMania 35 as he’s currently filming a movie titled ‘Playing With Fire’ in Canada and the filming of this movie is set to end on April 1st (it should be noted that the final RAW before WrestleMania 35 will take place on April 1st as well).
This most likely means that Cena won’t have the time to appear on WWE TV during the Road To WrestleMania 35 and it looks like he’ll make a direct appearance at WrestleMania 35.
If that is indeed the case, then WWE might air some pre-taped Cena promos to build up to his match.
We’ll keep you updated regarding Cena’s status.
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