â<80>~Saturday Nightâ<80><99>s Main Eventâ”¢â<80> Takes Over SNL Timeslot Saturday, June 2nd
NEW YORK â<80>” May 29, 2007 â<80>” World Wrestling EntertainmentÂ® (WWE) heats up NBCâ<80><99>s late night summer schedule as “Saturday Nightâ<80><99>s Main Event” returns for a special presentation on Saturday, June 2nd, from 11:30 p.m. â<80>” 1:00 am ET/PT for one of the biggest, strongest, strangest, smallest 90-minute extravaganzas ever seen on broadcast television.
Key matches include:
WWE Champion John CenaÂ® and the 7-foot, 3-inch 420-pound titan The Great Khaliâ”¢ squaring off in a prelude to the highly anticipated rematch for the WWE Championship at the â<80><9c>One Night Standâ”¢â<80> pay-per-view on Sunday, June 3rd.
Batistaâ”¢ and Chris BenoitÂ® battle World Heavyweight Champion EdgeÂ® and United States Champion MVPâ”¢ in anticipation of title match showdowns at â<80><9c>One Night Stand.â<80>
The WWEâ<80><99>s strangest and smallest going head-to-head in a match that can only be seen to be believed
“Saturday Night’s Main Event” debuted on NBC in late night as a replacement for “Saturday Night Live” repeats in 1985, and originally ran through 1992. The groundbreaking program brought professional wrestling to broadcast television for the first time and set off two decades of success on broadcast and cable, including ratings titan “Monday Night RAWÂ®” on USA Network. The televised wrestling rumbles also launched a galaxy of multi-talented Superstars that crossed over from the ring to countless areas of American entertainment, such as Hulk Hogan, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, The Honky Tonk Man and King Kong Bundy.
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