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Let’s Say Nice Things About... Saturday Night’s Main Event

In an effort to bring some positivity to professional wrestling—and the world for that matter—Cageside Seats and its community will say nice things about people and things in wrestling every single day throughout 2017.

A reminder of the rules: only positivity allowed here. No back-handed compliments, and CERTAINLY NO NEGATIVITY. If you don’t have something nice to say, keep it to yourself, or take it elsewhere. Negative comments will be deleted and you may be subjected to a ban. Cool? Cool.

Today’s subject: the long-running NBC (and briefly FOX) series, Saturday Night’s Main Event.

NOTE: This is in reference to both the original series that spanned from 1985-1992 (and its sister series, The Main Event, running from 1988-1990) and the reboot that spanned 2006-2008. This is not in reference to WWE Main Event, the weekly series that began in 2012. That’s a different show.

I’ll start. For those who had parents that couldn’t afford PPV, Saturday Night’s Main Event was the closest you could get to a PPV... but with the caveat that you had to be up during some seriously ungodly hours. And if you did, you were rewarded with matches that you got to see—if you’re lucky—once a month on Superstars or Wrestling Challenge. Or if you went to a house show, of course.

I wished the 21st century reboot got more of a fair shake because the comeback episode was 90 of the best minutes of television WWE put on in 2006, and that’s not hyperbole. But the format of SNME became commonplace with the Monday Night Wars, and by 2006 would be obsolete. I still want another reboot though. But that’s just me.

Your turn. Say something nice about Saturday Night’s Main Event.

And if you have a suggestion for a future “Let’s Say Nice Things About...”, hit me up on Twitter @notoriouseddie. I promise I won’t bite.

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