It was revealed post-match that the referee was not the assigned referee, Dave Hebner, but rather his twin brother, Earl Hebner, who was hired by Ted Dibiase as part of a storyline screwjob. One of Hogan's shoulders was off the mat during the pinfall, which was ignored by the referee. After winning, André the Giant attempted to surrender the title to DiBiase; however, then-WWF President Jack Tunney said the title could only change hands by pin or submission, and said that by attempting to surrender the title, André had actually vacated it.
The live broadcast drew a 15.2 Nielsen rating and 33 million viewers, both records for American televised wrestling.
The Strike Force vs. Hart Foundation match was still in progress when NBC signed off. However, in 2014, when the WWE Network uploaded this episode to its on-demand section, the ending of the match was shown for the first time ever (although bootleg production footage exists - in the background you can hear Vince & Jesse receiving their cues and Vince incorrectly saying "standing by now with Mean Gene is Mean Gene..."). The match ended a few minutes after the television exit.
The slowly building tension between Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage boiled over during the team's match against The Twin Towers, leading to the team's breakup upon Savage's heel turn when Savage contended that Hogan was lusting after his manager, Miss Elizabeth.
Mike Tyson was originally scheduled to be the special guest referee, but this changed following Douglas's knockout title win over Tyson just under two weeks before, on February 11. Tyson would eventually be the guest referee at WrestleMania XIV.
The WWF Tag Team Championship match between The Hart Foundation and The Rockers was supposed to be on the 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, erasing The Rockers' reign from the history books. Retrospectively, the WWF explained that the title change had been revoked due to a ring rope malfunction during the second fall of the match. The match can be seen unedited on the DVD The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak & Triumph.