The Main Event was a professional wrestling television program produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It was a spin-off of the show WWF Saturday Night's Main Event and occasionally aired on NBC on Friday nights. Only the first three The Main Event episodes were shown live on NBC. The final two were taped and then shown on NBC at a later date. It mainly featured the high-card wrestlers of the WWF including Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase.
These are the results for the tapings of The Main Event.
The Main Event I 
- Note: The numbers are added for organizational purposes only, and were not used on the air. The show was only ever referred to as "The Main Event."
February 5, 1988 - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Show notes 
- It was revealed post-match that the referee was not the assigned referee, Dave Hebner, but rather his twin, Earl Hebner, who was hired by "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase as part of a storyline screwjob. After winning, André the Giant surrendered the title to DiBiase; the transaction was declared invalid by then-WWF President Jack Tunney and the title was declared vacated.
- This live broadcast remains the most watched wrestling program in American television history with a 15.2 rating and 33 million viewers.
- The Strike Force-Hart Foundation match was still in progress when NBC signed off.
The Main Event II 
February 3, 1989 - Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- The slowly building tension between Mega Powers wrestlers Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage boiled over during the team's match vs. The Twin Towers, leading to the team's breakup upon Savage's heel turn when Savage contended that Hogan was "lusting" after his valet, Miss Elizabeth.
The Main Event III 
February 23, 1990 - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Show notes 
- Mike Tyson was originally scheduled to be the referee, but this changed following Douglas' knockout title win over Tyson just under two weeks before, on February 11. Tyson would eventually go on to be the guest referee at WrestleMania XIV.
- Tito Santana was a substitute for Jimmy Snuka
- This marked the second time a WrestleMania rematch would be held on the program.
The Main Event IV 
November 23, 1990 (taped October 30, 1990) - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Show notes 
- The WWF Tag Team Championship match between The Hart Foundation and The Rockers was supposed to be on the show, but was edited out of the broadcast, due to demands from NBC for a one hour Friday night broadcast instead of a ninety minute Saturday night broadcast. To accommodate this, the WWF cut the approximately 30 minute Rockers-Hart Foundation match from the program. If this had aired, the show would have been given an extra half an hour, and aired on a Saturday, making it a Saturday Night's Main Event show. The Rockers defended their newly won titles a few times before the WWF rehired Jim Neidhart, pairing him with Bret Hart once more, and quietly handing the belts back to the Hart Foundation, in essence whitewashing The Rockers' reign from the history books. Retrospectively, the WWF explained that the title change cancellation was due to a ring rope malfunction during the match in the second fall (which did occur, but was not the primary reason for Neidhart and Hart being handed back the title belts). The match can be seen unedited on the DVD The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak & Triumph.
- Two out of three falls results
- Marty Jannetty pinned Bret Hart in the first fall with a sunset flip counter (9:33).
- Hart pinned Shawn Michaels in the second fall with the Hart Attack (9:50).
- Jannetty pinned Jim Neidhart in the third fall when Michaels dropkicked Jannetty onto Neidhart, who was setting up the Hart Attack (6:18).
The Main Event V 
February 1, 1991 (taped January 28, 1991) - Macon, Georgia
Show notes 
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