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#1 Posted on
Does anybody remember Prime Time Wrestling? that was a great show, Sean Mooney should replace Michael Cole on Smackdown



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Sean Mooney never hosted Prime Time Wrestling. In it's peak, it was Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan in a studio introducing matches.

After that, it became a talk show-ish format for a few months with Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan in front a studio audience, bringing in wrestlers to do really stupid shit and, eventually, introducing matches.

After that, they went into a round-table discussion format, always featuring Vince McMahon, and usually had "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and Hillbilly Jim representing the faces and Mr. Perfect and Bobby Heenan representing the heels, although they rotated once in a while.

In fact, when Perfect returned to active competition, replacing the Ultimate Warrior at Survivor Series '92 (an angle that went down on PTW - and one of the shows CRZ has in his archive if you look for it), Jerry Lawler made his WWF debut substituting for him.





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What was the show called that ran on weeknights (I believe) and was just Heenan and Monsoon introducing matches from arena shows? Pound for pound that was probably one of the best wrestling shows EVER. It ran for like 2 or 3 hours and was nothing but the best stuff from those two, as well as some great matches that you otherwise would never have seen. My dad and I use to watch that show together and crack up. I would go so far as to say it was some of the best television of the 80s. What was the name of it though? I don't think it was Prime Time, was it?

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#4 Posted on
It was indeed PrimeTime Wrestling.





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#5 Posted on
I remember Mooney commentating, and he was a lot better than Michael'what a move'Cole.



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But if I recall correctly, the "talk show" format with McMahon was a separate show and ran around the same time or even BEFORE Prime Time Wrestling came along. I don't remember the Heenan/Monsoon show morphing into the talk show format; if anything it was the other way around, wasn't it?

I remember Prime Time came on the USA Network. I don't remember which one the talk show ran on.

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    Originally posted by DMC
    But if I recall correctly, the "talk show" format with McMahon was a separate show and ran around the same time or even BEFORE Prime Time Wrestling came along. I don't remember the Heenan/Monsoon show morphing into the talk show format; if anything it was the other way around, wasn't it?
The "Tonight Show" format you are thinking of was "Tuesday Night Titans", and was a whole different animal from Prime Time. Prime Time came afterward.

Prime Time was a two-hour program Monday nights on USA. Prime Time started out as Monsoon and Heenan at a news desk introducing matches and discussing the product. Sounds boring on paper, was awesome on television thanks to the chemestry of the hosts. Monsoon was the perfect straight man to Heenan's humor. They were brilliant. Hands down, the best of the Prime Time formats. Frankly, I never understood why they changed it.

The second format of Prime Time was McMahon and Heenan with a studio audience. It wasn't a "Titans" format by any means, it was an evolution of Prime Time but with an open floor surrounded by a studio audience. That wasn't so great. Then the round-table format, which also wasn't so great. This was replaced by RAW, which debuted LIVE from some convention center building that I think was part of a Best Western hotel.

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Prime Time Wrestling kicked ass on so many levels. Remember when Piper was on for awhile but he and Heenan couldn't get along? Heenan formed his own (terrible) show in the studio down the hall and Piper would go down there and cause havoc.
I would totally watch it, if it was still on today. Of course, you really would need Monsoon or it just wouldn't work.



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Yes, The story was that Heenan had actually BOUGHT 1/2 of WWF's Monday Night TV Time. this time was called "The Bobby Heenan Show" and was mostly an all heel fest. WWF Heels would come on and rant on about their face foe.

After a while, due to 'Poor Ratings' (In storylines), Bobby Heenan was forced to sell the TV time back to the WWF and return to Prime Time Wrestling.

But the effects of that are still felt, as the opening video to the show became Heenan's Titantron video at Wrestlemania X-7 and the show's theme song became Heenan's entrance theme.





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My fave Prime Time moment was when Heenan sent a cameraman to record Sean Mooney's honeymoon, the whole thing with his wife was so funny, and when he eventually realised that The Brain was behind it he totally flipped out.
I thought Sgt Slaughter sat around the table, and does anybody remember Jameson, he and Heenan had some classic moments.



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    Originally posted by ja c


    and does anybody remember Jameson, he and Heenan had some classic moments.



Ah, Jameson... The White version of Steve Urkel.

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