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The Most Watched Pro-Wrestling Show Aired 34 Years Ago Today (Details)

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• The Most Watched Pro-Wrestling Show Aired 34 Years Ago Today (Details)

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 this record will never be broken.

Here are the results:

WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship: “Macho Man” Randy Savage defeated The Honky Tonk Man (c) by count-out

WWF World Heavyweight Championship: André the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan (c)

WWF Tag Team Championship: Strike Force (c) defeated The Hart Foundation

WATCH: Brooke Hogan’s (Hulk Hogan’s Daughter) Private Photos Leaked:

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 5, 1984) – Old School Lucha Libre Legend Passed Away

On this day in 1984, we lost Old School Lucha Libre Legend El Santo (Real name: Rodolfo Huerta) at the age of 66 due to a heart attack.

The masked Legend is considered THE single greatest & most famous Luchador in Mexican wrestling history.

In 2018, El Santo got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, as part of the annual ‘Legacy Wing’ inductions.


September 23, 1917 – February 5, 1984

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