Sat. Night's Main Event News Archive

Holyfield deals in what's real

Only a fool would argue whether or not Evander Holyfield is boxing's "Real Deal." A genuine innovator of the "sweet science," So when the sport's first-ever four-time Heavyweight Champion of the World generously grants WWE.com a moment of his time before exiting a local WWE live event, there's only one question that we find ourselves asking: Why would he agree to represent United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter at Saturday Night's Main Event, in a boxing match against Matt Hardy?

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Shadow boxed

Dating back as far as ancient Rome, the gladiators of that era displayed their skills within the confines of the Coliseum, the famed arena that stands even today. At Saturday Night's Main Event, within this millennia's most-famed arena, Madison Square Garden, two new-age warriors will step into the ring for a pugilistic contest. SmackDown's Matt Hardy, however, faces as difficult a task as they come: Standing toe-to-toe with boxing's four-time Heavyweight Champion of the World, Evander Holyfield.

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Garden of Greatness

From Yankee Stadium to Soldier Field, Wimbledon to Daytona International Speedway, there's one venue in every sport that is looked at as the "Mecca." Ask almost any diehard sports-entertainment fan where WWE's signature venue lies, and most of them will come back immediately with Madison Square Garden. What they may not know, however, is that "The World's Most Famous Arena" is also one of boxing's biggest venues as well.

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ECW tag action at Saturday Night's Main Event

When Armando Estrada was named ECW's new General Manager, he shook things up in the land of Extreme. CM Punk and ECW Champion John Morrison faced and lost to Big Daddy V and Boogeyman, respectively. Before Punk and Morrison meet at SummerSlam with Morrison's ECW Championship on the line, they'll face each other in tag team action at Saturday Night's Main Event.

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From MVP to the "Real Deal"

NEW YORK -- Montel Vontavious Porter was the one who challenged Matt Hardy to a Boxing Match at Saturday Night's Main Event, but it will not be the United States Champion who laces up the gloves against Hardy at Madison Square Garden. Instead, MVP has found a more than suitable replacement: boxing legend Evander Holyfield.

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The Rattlesnake returns to The Garden

Former WWE Champion "Stone Cold" Steve Austin will be attending Saturday Night's Main Event. The Rattlesnake was last seen by our fans as special guest referee for the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23, where Bobby Lashley defeated Umaga. Mr. McMahon had his head shaved after the match by real-estate magnate Donald Trump.

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WWE Champion John Cena vs. The Great Khali

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ECW World Champion Mr. McMahon vs. Bobby Lashley (Arm Wrestling Contest)

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World Heavyweight Champion Edge & United States Champion MVP vs. Batista & Chris Benoit

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Michelle McCool wins a Diva Bull-Riding Contest

In round one of the Diva Bull Riding competition, held prior to Saturday Night's Main Event, 10 Divas from all three brands competed to outlast one another on a mechanical bull. The two finalists were RAW Diva Victoria and SmackDown Diva Michelle McCool. McCool managed to walk away with the victory by holding on for 12 seconds, beating Victoria's seven second performance.

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