Originally taped on October 30th, 1990, from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this episode marks the only edition of the Main Event to not air during the month of February. Although intended to be a full length episode of Saturday Night's Main Event, this taping was to have featured the 2 out of 3 Falls, Tag Team Championship match between the Rockers and the Hart Foundation. Due to the precieved atrocious performance thanks to one of the ropes snapping, and whatever other reasons people came up with (I still question the "Jim Neidhart was leaving, but oh wait, no, he ended up staying instead" theory, because Vince McMahon wouldn't give a shit), the entire match was scrapped, and the title switch all but erased from history. The full match (sans any commentary, of course) is available for viewing on one of the Shawn Michaels DVD sets (Heartbreak & Triumph?), for you curious cats.
- The show opens with Mean Gene Okerlund talking to the challenger to the WWF Championship, the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase. We see clips of Dibiase's antics from the past, such as kicking the basketball away from a little kid, paying off some bum to have a public pool all to himself, and of course, the incident from the inaugural broadcast of "The Main Event" with the twin referees. Sean Mooney is standing by with the Warrior, and you can pretty much make up your own promo right now and it'll have the same effect.
We return from a commercial, with Dibiase taking Warrior over with a snapmare and connecting on a fist drop for a two count. Dibiase with a side headlock and takeover. Warrior escapes, but goes right back down courtesy of another clothesline. Whip to the ropes, and Warrior surprises EVERYONE with a back slide for a two count. Dibiase regains control, and takes Warrior over with a suplex for a two count of his own. Dibiase goes for another, but Warrior escapes with a knee, then takes him over with a sunset flip for a two count! Dibiase throws Warrior out of the ring to keep Warrior from building momentum, then introduces him to the ring steps. Back inside, Dibiase lays into Warrior with rights, but Warrior is starting to no-sell. Warrior blocks a suplex, and takes Dibiase over with his own. Irish whip, and a a criss-cross ends with a head collision, putting both men down for the referee's count. Dibiase unwisely heads to the second turnbuckle, and takes a fist to the midsection on the way down. Warrior starts going through his superman comeback routine of shaking the ropes, ignoring all of Dibiase's blows. Warrior comes off the ropes with a trio of clotheslines, followed by a diving shoulder tackle for a two count, broken up by Virgil, and triggering the Disqualification at 10:05. Warrior quickly lays Virgil out with a clothesline, but suddenly Randy Savage and the Sensational Sherri hit the ring, and lay a beating in on the Warrior. Dibiase's position in the roster at the time really didn't need the protection of a cop-out finish, but still a very solid performance, and dare I say it, the best Warrior match to not be featured on Pay-Per-View.
- Mean Gene Okerlund catches up with the Macho King, who cuts a pretty outrageous, out there promo. You could compile an entire DVD of Savage and Warrior promos from this time frame, and do your best to decide who comes across more insane. Anyone else find it weird that Randy Savage was kept off the card at Survivor Series? Was he nursing an injury, or something?
- We're supposed to get a match between Nikolai Volkoff and Sgt. Slaughter, but before the match begins, Slaughter attacks with his riding crop and clamps on the Camel Clutch. Jeez, and both men STILL had their jackets on too. It's really weird thinking that Slaughter went straight from a terrible program with Nikolai Volkoff to winning the WWF Title and headlining WrestleMania VII. Match never gets started, but I can't say I'm complaining too much not getting to see these two stumble around the ring like it's still 1984.
- Time for one of the oddest segments from the early 90's. The Playboy Buddy Rose "Blow away Diet!" plan. You can eat whatever you want whenever you want. All you have to do is shake on the Blow away powder, sit in front of a house hold fan, and "blow, blow, blow the fat away." Kind of a lame idea, but Buddy Roses' facial expressions, and the closing shot of his "after" picture (looking the exact same, except with a huge shit eating grin on his face) is mildly amusing.
- Mean Gene is backstage with Jake "the Snake" Roberts, and we revisit his rivalry with Rick Martel with very fast clips. Jake Roberts is sporting some Stevie Wonder sunglasses. Roberts claims Martel rolled the dice and they came up snake eyes, and then shows off his special contact lenses to further sell the effects of Martel's "Arrogance."
- We end things, with the Warrior cutting a promo on the Macho King, and this might be the most unusual Warrior promo ever. Speaking mostly in a hush tone and not sporting a new face-paint job as typical with these shows (See also: Hogan's random change of bandana's from interview to match). The point? To further his issues with the Macho King. I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of them two going at it.
Final Thoughts: It's a shame that the Tag Title Switch "never happened", as I'm sure that, along with what was left for broadcast, would've made for an outstanding show, match quality wise. Warrior/Dibiase kicked things off with a highly enjoyable performance, and the two undercard matches allowed to get underway were enjoyable in their own rights, even though neither stood out as anything special, either. There's really nothing on this show that could be considered "bad", since Volkoff/Slaughter never got to happen, and the Blow-Away Diet had it's moments that were worthy of a chuckle. However, as a "Main Event" special, there really wasn't anything that made it stand out as special, like previous editions of the Main Event. It's a solid show regardless, and Warrior/Dibiase is definitely worth a look.