In 1985, shortly after the first WrestleMania, NBC started airing WWE's Saturday Night's Main Event specials every so often in the Saturday Night Live time slot on off weeks. That type of prime TV real estate was a big part of making the pro wrestling boom under Hulk Hogan even bigger, and a number of the most memorable moments from the late '80s took place on SNME.
This week, WWE Network completed their archive of every '80s episode of SNME, allowing fans to start to fill in the gaps between the already available pay-per-view events from when they were much less frequent. With that in mind, there's no better time to take a look at the most memorable moments of the '80s that took place on the show.
Note: Since they're included with the SNME shows on WWE Network and are generally considered part of the same series, this list includes moments from the two prime-time specials that aired as The Main Event.