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Saturday Night's Main Event XVIII

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Saturday Night's Main Event XVIII was an event produced the World Wrestling Federation which took place on November 26, 1988 (taped November 16, 1988) at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California.


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
  • The Ultimate Warrior defeated Super Ninja (w/Mr. Fuji) to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
    • Warrior pinned Super Ninja (Rip Oliver with the gorilla press slam & splash combo.)
    • In a pre-taped interview, Mr. Fuji announced Super Ninja as an unbeatable martial arts master who would destroy the Warrior; however, this ended up being little more than a squash match.
  • Hercules defeated Virgil (w/ Ted DiBiase)
    • Hercules pinned Virgil with a powerslam.
  • WWF Champion Randy Savage (w/Miss Elizabeth) fought André the Giant (w/Bobby Heenan) to a double disqualification
    • The match ended when Jake Roberts came ringside and scared Heenan into the ring. Savage retained the title.
    • At around the 5-minute mark, Roberts came ringside with his snake Damien, and put the bag underneath the ring before being told to go backstage by the referee; once Heenan eventually found the bag, André instructed him to take it to the back, which is what Heenan was attempting to do until Roberts returned.
    • After the match, Savage tossed Heenan into André, causing him to fall backwards and have his arms entangled in the ropes; moments later, Savage threw Heenan to the floor, and Jake entered the ring with Damien; André was able to free himself from the ropes and run away before Roberts had a chance to assault him with Damien.
  • Jim Duggan defeated Boris Zuhkov in a Flag Match
    • Duggan pinned Zuhkov with the running clothesline.
  • The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated The Young Stallions (Paul Roma & Jim Powers)
    • Jacques pinned Roma with a sit-down splash off the top rope.
  • Also: The Brother Love Show, with special guest Hulk Hogan, to discuss his current feud with The Big Boss Man. Hogan, fed up with Love's verbal abuse, handcuffed the wannabe-preacher to the top rope and clotheslined him out of the ring.


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